I would like to share (a brief) my story, June 2014, I wasn’t feeling so well, on my way to the gym, I came over shaky, my heart was thudding. I managed to drive myself home it wasn’t too far, and concentrated and prayered to stay calm, taking deep slow breaths. Once in the house I climbed the stairs to our bedroom and woke my husband (who flew out of bed) when I said for the second time in a whisper as I knelt by the side of the bed, ‘you need to take me to hospital’. There, at hospital the Doctor diagnosed me with hyper tension?! Hyper tension, I eat ‘healthy’ I exercise daily?! Asked if Mum and Dad have high BP which is a yes, I was told it heredity! I was in the time of diagnoses and the time of trying different medication, and in the time of being taken ill at work and this time an ambulance called to work…. I was hospitalised whilst they did test and worked out the medication mfor me, (its a little hit and miss, until the BP comes under control!) Anyways a few months later my GP says he didn’t like my BP was still slightly high 140/80, he was going to put me on a higher dose. I told him before you do this, let me try and find a holistic method…. and during this time, in comes menopause symptoms, tropical moments…. aka hot flushes! I asked around some friends of my age and seen them put of layers of clothing and then take it off and fan themselves as that unbearable glowing furnance starts to rise up from the inside out…. I asked ‘what did you do when the hot flushes hit…?’, how did you deal with it?!’ The answer from them, ‘….didn’t do anything just beared with it!’ I didn’t want to bear with it! GP wasnt of any help, more medication thrown at me he was telling me he would prescribe anti depressants (they stop the hot flushes) but what else do they do….??!! I didn’t want to go that route! I started my look for alternative methods and came across bio identical hormones, which I considered, my GP had not heard of it, I told him to ‘google’ it. I live overseas and this method is not given here. My search continued. I said to The Lord, Father I do not want to go through the aliments of my parents…. please lead me to a way that will keep my healthy and fit…. I was lead to this scripture Genesis 1:29 … please note I was lead to this scripture. I took it literally and started to look into raw foods fruit and veg. Long story short… hot sweats stopped within a week. My BP 116/75, I am still taking 1/2 a tablet, however, when I go back to my GP I will tell him I will stop the medication but of course continue to monitor.
I believe God lead me here, I am telling my story….. this is what happened to me, for me!
I actually put weight on when I began this journey (April 2015), however over the last couple of weeks, I noticed that my weight is very slowly decreasing.
I am loving this nutritious way of living, my skin is clearer, my eyes are clearer (due to my BP going down)… there are so many more benefits too… numerous! I thank my Lord for leading me here!
I am not fully raw, I still eat some cooked food, mainly using as a base i.e. baked sweet potato. If I am eating out, friends, functions or generally away from home, I choose as raw as possible, with some cooked veg and a small portion of fish.
A typical week day:
Start the day: 1.5 ltr of bottled water
Weight train, yoga, jog listening to God’s word: today is II Samuel 20-24 on my iPod
Breakfast 32oz of blended:-
Banana, Mango, spinach, rocket, cinnamon, fennel seeds, dates, ginger, red delicious apple, red chilli, turmeric, blended in my Omega 3hp!
Big Breakfast May 31, 2015 All those yummy God given nutrients! ummmm!!
thanks for stopping by, God bless