Monday, April 9, 2018

Emotional Toolbox - Useful Tools for Emotional Support [Medical Medium S...

Healing isn't linear. And it doesn't stick to one specific region of your life. I've watched so many people who are on a journey of healing chronic illness who have healed so much more than just their physical bodies. I've seen relationships heal, I've seen PTSD and trauma heal, I've watched anxiety and depression heal, I've seen people heal their relationships with themselves and deepen their self-love and sense of self.

In my own life I have noticed that my relationship with my own mother has healed so much - we have always had love between us, but there was also a level of complication in our relationship, as with most mothers and daughters - it's fair to say that what we didn't have was trust. That has has healed, and it has been so amazing. I no longer feel that resistance in my body when I am talking with her, and our relationship has never been better.

I've watched one of my dearest friends also heal her relationship with her mother, in a huge way - and also heal her medical PTSD. It's been nothing short of miraculous to witness, and for her, nothing short of miraculous to finally have her mother be the mother she always needed as a child and didn't have. And watching my friend move from victim status - and through no fault of her own, she was beaten down by the medical system as so many of us are in seeing answers to our illnesses. But she rose out of it into victor status when she finally realized that she CHOSE to be alive and keep fighting, and this was going to happen on her own terms, dammit. Something shifted inside her and it has been just amazing ever since, how empowered she sounds when I speak with her.

And don't think it came overnight. She has been using her own emotional toolbox for years. Her meditations and prayers and gratitude and focus. The point is, having a toolbox can bring great change, and great healing, if we are willing to use the tools inside.

In this video I talk about the tools I've added to my own emotional toolbox, and I realized after the fact that I've forgotten to name a couple of them! It's okay, I'll make more videos about some of the individual tools and break them down further.

There's much more in the video than on this page, so please watch it for the most complete information.

For now, this is a sort of catch-all video of 14 of the tools in my Emotional Toolbox, why I like them and how they help me. And this blog post also contains the links I referred to in the video, and promised to share.

Medical Medium Moon Meditation

Saturday, March 10, 2018

#victorycheck - Getting More Foods Back

It's so important to document all I get back, all that I CAN do. For years, my life continually deteriorated into a vast expansive void of what I couldn't do anymore, because I was losing abilities I'd always taken for granted left and right. It was devastating to say the least.

So as each new thing returns to me, back again when I thought I'd lost it forever, I celebrate those as victories. They are as miraculous as any of my healing has been. They are triumphs and cause for celebration, no matter how seemingly small they might seem to the untrained eye. They are HUGE. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

What's Up Wednesday - Asparagus Juice Update [Medical Medium Style]

I've been drinking asparagus juice plus eating asparagus for dinner for a couple of weeks now, and have seen some interesting results. I'm seeing more clearing out of toxins, of course, and I've also been in a small flare of shingles symptoms since I started the asparagus juice, lobelia and ALA (the latter two being shingles fighters specifically). 

I'm just witnessing it, because cleaning stuff out is a great thing, and I know how important the healing benefits of asparagus are. And I guess the Universe wants me to keep doing it, because there keeps being organic asparagus at Costco - which is NOT a regular thing to have at my Costco, by the way. So I'll just keep on juicing it and watching the results.

I have also joined the 90 Day Thyroid Rehab from the "Thyroid Healing" book, in a movement started by @fortheloveoflyme on Instagram - many of us are joining in to do this together. This first 30 days, in addition to our regular food routine, we are making sure to include: 

✓ 32oz lemon water every morning first thing
✓16oz celery juice 30 min later
✓at some point in the day, another lemon water
✓also 24oz aloe/ginger/lemon water

And of course, staying off the "NO" foods: 
🚫MSG including nutritional yeast
🚫farmed fish
🚫artificial sweeteners including table sugar

I also promised some asparagus juice recipes, the ones I like. 

The first recipe I made is here in my previous blog post

Two more recipes I like are:

Asparagus Sunrise (printable recipe here)

1 bunch (1 pound) asparagus
2 grapefruits
1 thumb ginger
1 cucumber

Juice and enjoy!

The Age of Asparagus (printable recipe here)

1 bunch (1 pound) asparagus
2-3 large oranges
1 thumb ginger
1 cucumber

Juice and enjoy!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Q & A - What About Animal Protein? [Medical Medium Style]

When you've been programmed to believe that a thing is a necessary part of a sound nutritional plan, it can be tricky to let it go. If you're used to eating dense, heavy meals that make your belly feel very full, it can be an adjustment to having meals that are light and digest easily and quickly.

So how does one do it? How does one unlearn what one has been programmed to believe? How does one make that shift to plants, and how can just plants make a satisfying meal?

I'm here to tell you that it can be done, and it can be fun. As with everything on this path: persistence, not perfection. Patience, not pushing. Give it time, have compassion for yourself, give yourself permission to take the time you need, and know the truth. We don't need animal protein to thrive. Leafy greens have more bioavailable protein than animal flesh does, and it doesn't come with a side of extra radiation dumped into our bodies. Leafy greens area powerful healing food while animal protein really just takes up space in the gut, is difficult to digest, and clogs up the liver.

And after awhile of not eating it, it doesn't taste the same when you try it again. And it definitely doesn't feel like fuel in the body.

That has been my experience. What has yours been?

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Q & A - Whats Up With My Cycle? [Medical Medium Style]

So commonly asked by those who are healing and those who are cleansing: What's up with my cycle? Where is it? Why is it more than 28 days apart now? It disappeared! Is it coming back? What's wrong with me?

The answer is nothing is wrong with you. You are detoxing. You are healing. Our bodies have wisdom we cannot even begin to understand. It's really very normal for our cycles to go through an adjustment period as we detox. Sometimes they become sporadic, sometimes they disappear altogether, but nothing is wrong, it's just a part of detox. It will come back! It will level out. All will return. the body is always striving for homeostasis, so it is doing what it needs to in order to achieve that for us.

Sometimes the body has to put certain systems on hold in order to balance others out, to let them heal. It's all right, though. Don't panic if your cycle changes or even disappears for awhile while you're cleansing. trust your body's wisdom. Trust the process. It's only temporary. It will return to normal in time, and your body will be better for it.