Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Biting the Bullet

My New Year's Resolution started back in August 2009 when I made an appointment to see Dr.Greg Emerson at  Emerson Health and Wellness centre in Brisbane (http://www.drgregemerson.com.au/ ).  It took me 5 months to get into see him but worth the wait.  I am now on the Initial Phase Diet and antifungals to rid my body of fungus.  I am doing this because I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired and now that I'm beginning to understand the cause behind my fatigued and painful body I have bitten the bullet and moved forward.  It is not easy because after a life of eating whatever I felt like (and wearing it) it feels like I'm on a no food diet.  I have managed to give up everything with gluten it, all grains, all processed foods, milk, sugar, potatoes, mushrooms, alcohol and fruit high in sugar.  The only stumbling block is my one cup of coffee in the morning.  I am having a hard time letting that go.  I try to eat organic meat, vegetables and fruit whenever possible and my one treat for the day is frozen mixed berries with yogurt and crushed brazil nuts on top.  I've had all my amalgam fillings removed as well.  My plan is to discover optimal health or as close to it as I can get.  Now the good news is I lost 3.5 kg in the first two weeks but the third week hasn't produced any weight loss.  My next visit with Dr. Emerson in March will tackle the issue of my underfunctioning thyroid and hopefully that will help.  I have also noticed a reduction in soft tissue pain when having chiropractic adjustments or massages.  This is a huge step forward for me as some areas of my body have been so sensitive to pressure and now I can start to enjoy these sessions more.  This, I've come to realise is a long process and will take me some time to feel well again.  Another website of interest is   http://www.knowthecause.com/