That said, I was able to do Costco in a motorized scooter last week, which blew my mind - Costco has in the past been so incredibly overwhelming for me, and so difficult to even consider - there are so many bright painful lights and chemicals and it's a sensory overload for my incredibly sensitive system. It would have ended in migraines for sure, and a huge crash, and so much pain - even just ten minutes of Costco were incredibly overwhelming for me.
But I did it! No mask, no crash afterward, no pain. It was a LOT for me, and I felt that, but I just needed to rest a little afterward at home and I was fine. No sleep disturbances, no reactions, no migraines or excruciating pain. It was a victory check of the best kind. And once again proved that I AM healing, because I couldn't do that before.
I've also been able to go on increasingly longer walks with my family when weather permits, and that feels amazing, too. It's not that far - just a few blocks there and back - but it's huge for me, since the first time I even attempted a walk with them I couldn't even make it two whole blocks before we had to return. Progress!
I've also been able to do so much more in the kitchen, which is really exciting to me. I wasn't able to do anything with food for so many months, maybe even more than a year - I lost my ability to prepare food, which was so so disheartening for me. I love preparing delicious healthy food for my family. But again, more and more I CAN prepare foods and plan menus and do recipes in the kitchen - both cooked and raw - which means the world to me in supporting my family in eating healthfully and also taking some of the burden off of my already way overworked husband and caregiver.
Anthony William, the Medical Medium, has been great about giving healthful recipes for salad dressings and many other dishes to make eating healthy really enjoyable and not boring at all. And today I found myself feeling a little of my old creativity in the kitchen and rather than just doing the basic salad dressing recipe I've been using, I made a delicious variation on one of them and thought I'd share with you - because delicious should be shared, epsecially if delicious is also filled with nourishing healing foods!
Without further ado, I give you:
- 1 juice of orange
- 2 medjool dates
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup tomatoes, any type
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- 2/3 - 1 cup fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper
- 1 - 2 cloves garlic
- 1 Tbs almond butter (opt)
- to taste sea salt