Update: ups & downs

I recently mentioned to my chiropractor, who always asks for an update, that I keep having what I can only describe as surges and crashes of my immune system. Perhaps it was because she screwed my head on straight so I didn’t have brain fog that it finally occurred to me why I was experiencing such extreme energy highs and lows. If you recall from my previous post, I explained how our bodies store nutrients.

What I didn’t cover is how it also stores toxins. This is done in our organs but also in our fat. Due to recurring bouts of my corn sensitivity symptoms, not to mention my lack of athletic ability, I was out of shape when my sensitivity exploded. Since figuring out the myriad sources of corn all around me, I’ve been able to keep my system relatively clean. At least I haven’t been loading it up with more than it could reasonably filter out.

Lately, more sources of safe provisions, such as food have been dwindling. Fortunately, I’ve been able to find enough non-commercial produce grown by people I know, who don’t use fertilizer to save a stock of frozen goods to last through the Winter. Unfortunately, I’ve had to gradually decrease my portions partly due to an accidental cross-contact incident at the facility that manufactures the cassava starch that used to supplement my diet.

This has been a double-edged sword, so to speak: my body has been using my fat for energy, which it’s supposed to do. But my fat is comprised of decades worth of corn, along with whatever other unidentified toxins I’ve accumulated over the years. In a nutshell, my organs are periodically bombarded with an influx of substances to filter out. While I’m glad to finally be rid of unwelcome allergens within my own body, it’s not something I can regulate.

I suppose living with Fibromyalgia for so long has gotten everyone used to my sporadic periods of activity. That’s not to say I don’t still set goals out of false hope during a productive spell then feel defeated when everything has to be put on hold yet again. But at least my family knows they have to be flexible because all plans are tentative. If only I could stop being so hard on myself, such as when I get behind on this blog, for which I had such high hopes when I started…

Hopefully, I can at least encourage anyone who feels disillusioned by the seeming lack of well-being expected from a new exercise regimen and/or “clean” diet. Just because you don’t feel immediately invigorated doesn’t mean the benefits of getting healthy are a myth. Obviously, listen to your body; it will send signals to let you know something is problematic. That doesn’t mean give up; simply slow down and do what you can to bolster your immune system. Trust me, it’s worth it.

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