I stuck with the protocol, took a nap during the day as often as I could and rested. I said, “No.” a lot. Your adrenal glands sit right above your kidneys and I could feel mine aching at times. My body soon responded, though, and my exercise regimen expanded to 30 minutes of rebounding or 45 minutes of yoga, or walking outside. Occasionally, I incorporated a quick kettle bell workout. I had weekly appointments for 3 months, then in the spring, moved to appointments every two weeks, and am currently at once a month. Definitely stronger!

It’s imperative when pursuing natural courses of healing to remain consistent. It’s not about perfection, but seriously taking charge of your health. I am currently 10 months into my journey, and I know much has changed. We had the opportunity recently to go to the U.S. National Whitewater Center, and I completed every obstacle course and ropes course that I attempted! What a difference – not only physically, but mentally! As a family, we were able to conquer our fears – some of those ropes course are a bit high – and we did this together. A year ago, I couldn’t even go for a walk with everyone. I am so very grateful!

This doesn’t mean I am completely healed or that I have met all of my goals. We are still working on a number of issues and I am continuing to address my anxiety. It’s not an overnight fix at all, but I am a different person. Well, maybe not a different person; just becoming myself again. I am thankful for the journey, and honestly, thankful that my girls have seen us struggle and not give up. I am thankful they have weathered these storms with us and watched how we handled things – not all of it has been good. We are human. We make mistakes. We fail miserably again and again. I am so grateful that my hope and security isn’t dependent on me, and my kids have experienced this with us.





3 thoughts on “Stronger

  1. Becca, this is amazing stuff. You have lived a whole life in a year. Bless God, He has gotten you this far. Thank you for sharing this with me. You are a gifted writer, and one reason is probably because the Lord wanted you to share this. When I need to learn more about perseverance I now know who to ask. Praise God He is bringing you OUT.
    Love you so much!!!

  2. My story is like some of yours. I have healed so much! I asked my husband the other day how far I had come in three years and he said 80% better! I have had my mercury fillings replaced by a (safe!) dentist. I am on a bunch of different vitamins, and I have done detox work. I am very interested in how you detoxed and what you feel helps the most. I do magnesium foot baths and use bentonite clay in the shower (I don’t have a tub). I have also taken liposomal glutathione. I still get tummy bloating ( I suspect it is yeast or bacteria overgrowth), have pms symptoms and sometimes irregular periods, and feel my sleep could still be a little better, though I thank God for the wonderful sleep I get now! I know each person is individual, but I would love to see a list of things you believe helped you the most!

    1. Hi, Kristie – Thanks so much for commenting! For me, I really think it was a combination of doing numerous things at once. It was like I had pieces of the puzzle, but couldn’t put it all together, so I would get better for a while, then relapse. I was on a special herbal formula for 4 months to detox my liver, and an oral spray to detox heavy metals. I have 3 amalgam fillings that I need to get replaced as well, but needed some healing under my belt first. That’s great you’ve already had yours removed! The detox baths (you could do a foot bath) alternate between 1 cup of Epsom salts with 1 cup of baking soda or 2 – 4 cups of apple cider vinegar with the mother. I often add bentonite clay as a bonus, or some lavender essential oil depending on my stress level. It was also very important to bathe afterwards to remove any residual toxins. I also think cutting out gluten was huge for me. We recently learned that my youngest is highly intolerant of gluten, so it’s a family thing now. We’ve always had a clean diet, but I was addicted to sugar and carbs. Your body needs glucose; it needs carbohydrates, but I needed those to be in balance. Also, I increased my fat intake big time, which helps with hormone balance. I use Kerrygold butter, coconut oil, hemp oil, and olive oil generously. I think my vegan practicing years came back to bite me! 😉 The bioidentical progesterone cream has helped immensely. I used to not be able to walk during my cycle, and now I have a couple of bad days and that’s it. Chiropractic care is essential in that as well. The rebounder – we don’t have an expensive one – is fantastic for getting the lymphatic system moving and it’s easy exercise. It also tones the uterus and female reproductive organs, which will assist with cycles also. This is the world’s longest reply, but there’s so much that has helped me and I’m just dumping it on you! This is what I can think of at the moment, but if you have any questions, please let me know! Praying for continued healing for you!

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