Life has been pretty hectic - I have not returned to work since moving back to Kentucky in December. My husband went back to NY to work as the money was significantly better. He will be there until June. We wanted to give me about 6 months of further healing without having to worry about me going back to work.
Skin wise - doing awesome! About a few days after my 3 year anniversary, I had some itching around my neck - no rash or eczema or redness. Just intense itching for a few days. I attributed that to something like an anniversary flare but without the flare! It has since gone away and there was no obvious reason or cause for the intense itching (oh, and yes I scratched! But no skin breakdown whatsoever!!).
Energy wise - was not doing so hot the first month I got back to KY - I was fatigued often and easily. I changed our whole family diet back to an all natural one - one with raw milk, grass fed beef, pasture chicken and eggs, organic produce, and lots of fermented foods/drinks. I personally have to stay away from dairy and gluten or else I get itchy with hives and my asthma flares. But this past month I have been FULL of energy. Getting things done and not sitting down. The house is in order, the kids are all up to date with school work with a more difficult curriculum, and I have finally started our new business.
So why the increase in energy? Well I tried some snake oil! OK, not really, but to many what I am doing is equivalent to trying snake oil. But it seems to be working for me and working well. I decided to try a Rife machine - deals with frequencies and in helping the body reset and/or heal areas of problems. I have done something similar in the past that dealt with frequencies and had good success as well (about 5 years ago). I was reading back on a post I did in January and I was VERY tired and lacked energy. So compared to 5 weeks ago, I am doing GREAT! (I started the Rife machine about 3 weeks ago). I have also seen an improvement in my asthma since starting the rife machine even though I have not focused on that area yet.
As for my asthma - still using my nebulizer daily but continuing to refuse any other medications including the inhaled steroids my doctor thinks I need. My change in diet has helped significantly and I'm no longer waking up at night to use my inhaler. Even though I have been off all dairy and gluten the past few weeks, I am still having asthma symptoms after I eat. I'm still convinced it's because my gut is still not balanced and healed. In order to help this along, I am doing a 10 day juice/smoothie fast starting tomorrow. I tried going the bone broth way, but unfortunately bone broth is very high in histamines and right now I need to go the low histamine way.
As for supplements, I am currently taking my active B12/folic acid tab 2 times a week, magnesium for my breathing, gelatin for gut healing, L-glutamine for gut healing, cod liver oil for vitamin D, and now today starting bovine colostrum for gut healing. That's it! My lab work done 2 weeks ago was great! My liver enzymes which have been elevated for over 12 years are all within normal range (and not close to the high end!). My vitamin D level was slightly below normal which I attribute to living in NY. Cod liver oil should turn that around. My thyroid levels are excellent - so I stopped the natural iodine supplement I was taking. I might take a few drops of it once a week to keep my levels normal. My iron levels are also well within normal range. My blood pressure was 108/72. Given that I am 43 and not on any blood pressure meds AND I am overweight, I guess that's not too shabby!
Since my increase in energy, I have actually not exercised as much as I want to. I was going to the gym a few times a week but since I've had more energy, I've been too busy getting things done to get out and exercising. But we are headed to DC for a mini-vacation in a few weeks so I figured I'd get walking again!
As for our new business....as I have written before, we own 68 acres here in Kentucky - we plan to start a small homestead, and an herb business. But we are still in the process of deciding what kind of home we want to build. In the meantime, I need to bring in some income given that I prefer my husband working here in KY and not 12 hours away in NY. So I've decided to start a business that incorporates the old ways of becoming healthy. In this business I will plan to sell my herbs, but for now I will start a health coaching aspect (given my nursing background and my significant studies in natural healing I feel well qualified), and I will also be selling my own organic SCOBY's (for making your own kombucha) and kefir grains. I'm very excited about all this and have been doing significant research just on starting up my own business and website.
That is all for now! I am pressed for time before we head out to DC! So much to do - but thankfully for once I have the energy to do it!!!