This particular journey is all about health in my body and cells. This year I’ve already done a couple cleanses: one for my liver and one for Candida. Which essentially meant cutting out dairy, sugar, gluten and alcohol for periods of time. Shortly after the Candida cleanse, I developed a crazy itchy rash and have had it for several weeks. It’s seriously annoying and frustrating.
A few days ago I had a live cell analysis. I got to see my blood under a microscope! It was very cool. Unfortunately, it showed exactly what my Naturopath had suspected: Candida. As a life long sugar addict, this isn’t a big shocker to me. The results of the analysis also showed rouleaux, or a stacking of the red blood cells. This, I believe, is due to inflammation and can be related to energy levels. It also showed kidney and liver distress as well as a parasite (seriously gross, but common when there is an abundance of Candida).
Too often we eat for pleasure and for our mouths and not enough for nutrition and our bodies. I believe there is a balance, and am determined to find it.
As a result of the cell analysis, I am starting a more intense Candida cleanse. I will be taking specific herbal pills, but will also be on a strict diet. Most fruits are out as well as anything with sugar or yeast. Essentially I can eat vegetables, quinoa, berries and lemons. Okay, okay, there’s lots more than that, but that is the gist of it.
This is a 30 day cleanse that I have chosen to do during probably one of the busiest months of my year. I am a wedding photographer, and we’re right smack dab in the middle of wedding season. I’ve decided that if I can get through this month, I can get through anything 😉