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Free at last!!

Wednesday, the 14th of March, was my last dose of Cymbalta.  I am free at last !!  20 days ago, I began to taper off by removing 10 beads a day out of the 60 mg capsule to eliminate as much of the withdrawal symptoms as possible.  I have read some horror stories, let me tell you.   If you don’t believe me, go to and check it out.

I can truly say that I did it with lots of prayer, whole, natural food and supplements.  The one that seemed to help the most with keeping side effects at bay were the Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) and lots of fish/krill oil.  Oh, believe me, when I tell you I have a ton of supplements that I have been using to get healthy.  Although when I first started my journey back in late September, it has continually changed.  At first, it was just plain Nature Made vitamins until I started doing research.

I have shrunk from a size 26 to almost a 16 since October, 2011.

Only God could have done what He has done with me.  I have learned so much via research and study.  God said in Matthew 7:7 to “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

My life has been a roller-coaster of diet programs.  I lost 75 lbs on the Sugarbusters diet but it was not a lifestyle change. It was not for my health.  I gained back twice that.   I tried Weight Watchers back in the day when you ate green beans and tuna. To this day, I am not a fan of green beans and tuna.

I had to find something that worked for my body and something I could live with the rest of my life.  It had to be a lifestyle change.    Hallmark Man has even joined in since he’s seen such a difference in me and let me tell you, I am seeing a difference in him as well.

Whole, natural, unprocessed food is the way to go.  Supplement with a good, whole food, organic vitamin; krill oil; garlic; gingko, magnesium, 7-Keto, Alpha-lipoic-acid, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Spirulina, Chlorella (gets rid of toxins!),  vitamin D3, Ubiquinol (CoQ10), and a good psyllium husk fiber (organic is best).

Of course, everybody’s body is different but that is what works for me and I am seeing changes all the time.  Thank you, Lord!!!


The Next Phase

Yesterday while I was half asleep, cooking my eggs for breakfast, I felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit to text my best friend to see if she wanted to go to lunch.

I thought it was because we hadn’t been to lunch in about 6 months and she needed someone to talk to.  Of course, I always enjoy talking with her.  But we had an interesting conversation that left me re-thinking my health strategies.

She had texted me that she went veggie and would explain at lunch.

So the first thing I asked was, “So, tell me about the veggie thing.”

She had been in a lot of pain in her lower back to the point where she was not sleeping at night. She had even asked me at one point who I went to for chiropractic visits. I had assumed she went there.  Wrong.  She had been reading about the problems with eating meat with hormones in it and the effects they were having on us as humans. So, she decided to try it for 7 days.  She was eating whole grains, veggies and fruit. Fourteen days later, she was a new woman.  No pain. She was even having extensive female issues and almost had surgery. That disappeared as well.  All because of hormonally injected meat.

While we were at the restaurant, I ate their steak fajita meat (which, was not organic, I’m sure).  I researched raw foods, hormone issues with meat and veggie diets all afternoon and into the evening. I told my husband about it.

I decided then and there that if the meat was not organic, I would not eat it.  No more bacon or sausage or roast for me.  I can’t find that organic here where I live anyway.  I’m going to try it for 7 days to see if my hip/sciatic inflammation goes away.  Chiropractic visits are not making a difference.

I even stopped by the grocery store last night and got more cans or organic beans (kidney, black, pinto) and some non-genetically manufactured whole brown rice.  I’m going to interchange that in with where my regular meat used to be.

I woke up this morning, limping almost.  My hips were acutely inflamed again.  It had to be the meat. I ate eggs this morning, no bacon…no sausage.  I brought organic hamburger patty and organic raw broccoli for lunch.

I called my BFF to tell her what was going on. She is excited about our new phase.  Once my inflammation goes away, I can walk again. Right now, I can walk to the end of the driveway and back and that’s about it.  I am ready to step it up. I prayed about it all morning.  I asked for wisdom and help with this next phase.  Being born and raised in the South in the fast-food, fried generation, this will be a challenge to figure out how to prepare meals without cooking (except beans and rice and organic meat).  I want to try to eat as much raw as I can. I keep almonds at my desk and at home in case I get hungry. On to the next phase we go!

And, “I can do ALL things through Christ Who gives me strength.” Phil 4:13

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