What is a Detox Diet

What is a detox diet? It is a diet often associated with trying to reach a goal. For example something as broad as just wanting to clean your body from the inside and stop feeling so sluggish and tired. Or something more specific like losing 10 pounds or improving your skin condition or healing your gut or getting your gallbladder to work again.

It can be a whole plant food based diet or a liquid diet.

Okay. So what is a healthy diet? A healthy diet is more simple than a detox diet. For most of us it will just mean to not have any sugar, cut out commercial food and eat out less - or choose healthy options once we do eat out. 

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Is there a link between lifestyle, the way we eat and health problems like for example cancer?

What is a Detox Diet continued...

When it comes to already having a serious health issue, what to do? Can a detox help?

Yes. And you can use a cleanse to help you get well.

Here is what significantly improved the blood levels of one of my former classmates at the nutrition school...

- so much that it shocked her doctor and the people around her!

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The Changes

Positive affirmation has played a huge role in my journey, but in the first month it was really difficult.

I had abdominal pain, fatigue and shortness of breath and I wasn’t always sure that...

But one day I was reading a Louise Hay book and was inspired by something she said.

She explained that it was important to use positive self-talk all the time, not just as a daily affirmation.

I ran with that idea and became better and better about telling myself that I was healing and healthy and that all was well in my world. 

I started using positive self talk throughout each day until it became a habit. 

I'm not sure if it was just a coincidence, but I really did start to feel better.

My Diet

I eat a vegan, organic, macrobiotic, sugar free diet and I chew my food well. 

Treatment

I also get acupuncture treatments 3 times a week and I have found a wonderful integrative medicine MD to help guide me through this. 

My Lifestyle

I have been plagued by varying levels of fatigue, but almost every day I do some yoga, meditate on gratitude for a few minutes, and think about all the good in my life. My family and my beautiful community of friends have given me endless love and support. 

Not everyone in my life is 100% supportive of my choice to heal myself naturally, but I was prepared for that. When I went public with my diagnosis by way of a Facebook post, I acknowledged that not everyone would agree with my choices but I asked that they please respect them. Most people have done just that, though my husband has had to deal with some naysayers.

The Blood Test Result that Surprised my Doctor

It's been 3 months since I found out I have leukemia and my condition has improved slowly but steadily.

My blood levels had been stable for more than 2 months when all of a sudden they significantly improved. My hematologist was shocked and my family and I were overjoyed. 

Finally I had confirmation from the conventional medical world that I was on the right path. 

I have a long way to go, but any lingering doubts about my future are gone. 

Now my main objective, besides continuing to improve my health, is to make the most of this experience.

A few weeks before my diagnosis, I had registered for an online health coaching course through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I'm now 4 months into that program and loving it. So much of what I'm studying has a deeper meaning to me now. 

I've also started the process of becoming a board certified Holistic Nurse (HN-BC) through the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC).

When I have regained my full health and physical strength, I plan to help others do the same. 

For a long time I've known that this was my destiny, but this diagnosis has allowed me to find my path. 

Because of my leukemia, my life has been forever altered in a positive way, and for that I am so grateful.

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