Sunday, June 30, 2013

Today Zeke and I had the opportunity to volunteer at church. Our church was doing a fundraiser for a group home for boys stuggling with addiction. The boys take turns cooking meals, and so our church asked for people to donate food and cleaning items. Then an email went out asking for volunteers to stay at the collection tables and put the food in boxes, then label boxes, weigh them, tape them shut, and transport them to the U-Haul. Kids 8 and older could help as well. So, I dropped off the little ones, and Zeke and I helped out! Chantell, my small group leader, was there too. It was such a little way to help out, but had such an impact on our hearts. Zeke told me afterwards it made him feel so good to do that. I can only imagine that as the kids grow older, we'll be able to serve in more and bigger ways. However, today I thank Him for this chance to serve with my boy. Today was a good day. :)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Update on detox

Next week will be my last week of detox. It's really a 12 week thing, but there have been a couple times where I couldn't go one week, so it has been drawn out a little longer. I cannot tell you how excited I am to have this all finished up! Though, I will say now I am a huge believer in colonics and the like and believe everyone should try it sometime! The health benefits are incredible!

I recently bought a DVD called "Hidden Cures of Cancer" and have learned so much about different ways of successfully treating and healing cancer. They spoke about the Gerson therapy, which I already knew about, also learned about this Italian man who uses baking soda - and has been successfully curing cancer with just that! I learned about many, many different techniques.

One of the ones that stood out to me was Essiac. Rene Caisse was a Canadian nurse who discovered a natural herbal formula - and she took no money for it - and cured people with cancer. She lived til she was 90 years old. She was an incredible lady, helping others for no benefit to her. You can read more about her at

I went ahead and purchased Essiac supplements and they arrived today! I am beyond excited! I will be taking 4 pills twice a day. Everything I am taking right now is: Nature-Throid, Essiac, pro-biotic, fish oil, adranal fatigue supplement, and I'm waiting on my women's multivitamin to arrive (all natural). There are other supplements I am looking into taking - to help regulate my hormones and also help with deficiencies. I have started to drink warm water with a lemon every morning, and I've been feeling such a difference that now I will drink that throughout the day. I also bought a pH balancer. 4 drops per 8oz of water. I love water, but honestly have no enjoyment of drinking it anymore now that I know all the junk that is put in it. When Perry and I purchase our home,  we're already decided we will be buying a Kangen water system.

Another thing I have started using is my Nutribullet! I ordered it a couple weeks ago and it arrived last week. What I love about the Nutribullet is that it comes with two recipe books. Recipes for every single health issue under the sun. Right now my main two focuses are on cancer and female hormone balancer. I am not sure if I've written about this, but my LH and FSH levels are sky high. Like, 12 is considered high, well mine are in the 50s and 70s. Good news, though, is when I had my thyroid level rechecked in May - my thyroid levels came back perfect, and my LH and FSH have dropped about 20 points each. So, still extremely high, but thankful they're coming down. I'm also suffering from horrible hot flashes. And when I am not having a hot flash, I'm just hot. I keep the temp in my house really cold and have a fan going by my side of the bed every night. But anyways.

Nutribullet is great and I stocked up on all the veggies and fruits this past weekend. Right now I'm just doing two a day; one for cancer, one for hormones. Baby steps, folks, baby steps. My diet in general is key to optimal health. Though greatly improved from even just a year ago, I still struggle some times. My goal is to be gluten free. For people with Hashimoto's, it's ideal to be gluten free as gluten will worsen the problem. Though I no longer have a thyroid, I'm not sure if I'm still considered to have Hashimoto's, but since my TPO antibody is about 100 (anything over 50 means autoimmune), I'm just going with gluten free. I also believe this will benefit my children as they are more likely to develop an autoimmune disorder since mama dearest has one. If we do dairy, it's grassfed butter and raw cheese. And either raw milk or almond milk (which is what we mostly do). I still only buy meats that are grassfed, hormone and antibiotic free. However, I'm mostly just buying chicken now. I really should incorporate fish, but its just nasty. Gotta work on that. The goal is to mostly eat raw fruits and veggies. It is hard when the kids refuse to eat the healthy meals I cook, but I gotta keep trying. For all of our sakes.

Diet is key to my healing. Since I'm not doing radiation or anything, I've gotta be consistent in this area. We got rid of our microwave about 3 months ago. And lately I've just been feeling really...convicted, about all this radiation we are exposing ourselves to. I need to lessen all technology stuff for this family altogether. Get back to basics. Real life interaction with people, running around outside using our imaginations. That's how I grew up.

I am supposed to be having an ultrasound in July at the 6 month mark post surgery, but I've decided not to. I have discussed this with my husband and others and this is where I find peace. Having an ultrasound will make no difference for me, I'm not doing radiation so I don't see a point. I know sometimes doing the right thing can be difficult, but I still believe there would be peace. God promises us peace, right? There is no peace here - for me. I respect others may have different opinions and most would handle this situation differently than me - I get that. Cancer (of any kind) is a scary diagnosis. I recommend seeking God's will for treatment, but I also understand that treatment may look different for everyone. And this is how treatment looks like for me. Quite honestly, I've neglected myself for too long. My diet was terrible - excerise was not happening. I was stressed. And stress is another huge factor with hypo-thyroid/Hashimoto's. Over the past 2 years, we have made changes, and now continue to. It truly is a slow process. And I'm trusting God along the way. I'm also talking with my husband before making any final decisions and speaking with close friends whom I respect their opinions. Aside from today (I'm exhausted today), I have been feeling better. Since making the changes that I have, I feel good. I've also started walking several times a week. Usually no less than 30 minutes but up to 2 hours. I think once school starts, I'll be able to work out more during the day. We've also cut out chemicals all together. I make our shampoo, laundry detergent, cleaners and deoderant. I buy our bar of soap body wash home made, all natural, as well dish washer detergent. I've even changed Macie's diapers and wipes. I believe these changes will also benefit our health.

God already knows how many days we will have on the earth. I'm not trying to challenge that. What I am trying to do is better improve my and my familys quality of life. I am trying to take control of what I can control and that is what I put in my body. I had a really awesome conversation the other day with a lady who is a dear friend to me and also is like a mentor. She told me that if it's in God's will for me to be healed, I'll be healed whether I do radiation or not. He can do it whichever way. And, for me, like I believe I've said before, this way is almost a way of me worshipping Him. It truly is a form of such for me. I think if I went the other way, I might lose sight of Him and place all my faith into these doctors. But that's just me. I'm not trying to speak for everyone, just me. This is me fully surrendering. Lord, Your will...

Anyhoo, just thought I'd update on what is going on.


Friday, June 21, 2013

VBS 2013

The boys had VBS the week of June 2-7. I feel pretty bad because the final night when I had wanted to take pictures, my phone died. :( Bad planning on my part.

This was Asher's first year going to VBS and he really, REALLY enjoyed it! Our church does not have VBS, so we go to one at the church where Zeke's Cub Scout pack meets. The theme this year was: For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love and sound judgment. (2 Timothy 1:7)