muchas gracias, Mexico

my daughter and I had an amazing week in Mexico but two days after we got home I was so sick I couldn’t get out of bed. my husband had just left town for a few days and I was home alone with the kids with what I thought was food poisoning. wrong! after laying in bed for several days with no energy and no desire to eat or get out of bed my husband returned from his trip and I realized: wow, I’m pretty out of it. 4 days just went by and I barely noticed. not to mention, there was little to no improvement in my health. I was still nauseous, dizzy, lethargic and didn’t want to eat a thing. a strange experience to say the least! I called a naturalpathic doctor and it turns out I had a bad case of parasites! muchas gracias, Mexico!

So this has been my life the past two weeks:

Major cleanse.
nothing but bland veggie soup the first 4 days. herbs. water. Pau d’ Arco tea. more herbs. more water. After 4 days I was able to add in other foods, but I’ve been really strict with the no dairy, no wheat, no sugar and no caffeine rule.

Today is Day #17 and honestly, all I can say is: Thank you, Mexico! I’m feeling so much better and my body is so grateful for this break from all the toxic foods. It feels amazing. I was already vegetarian and a non-drinker so I thought I was doing pretty well. but the insidiousness of my chocolate addiction is now front and center. there’s no denying it now. I am fully aware of you.

but the thing that has been most interesting is the depth of mindfulness available to me as I walk this path of disciplined eating. If you’ve ever fasted or done a silent meditation retreat you know what I’m talking about…after a couple of days there’s a huge energy shift. my mind is open, slower yet sharper, focused, acutely aware of sensory input. my energy is calm and steady, unhurried, vast. I’m tired but hyper aware. colors seem brighter. scents richer. taste buds heightened. it’s easier to settle in and be grounded in my self, for myself and my family. I have that same sweet feeling that I get after sitting meditation when everything falls away but love and presence. and I’m also getting nice and cozy with all my weaknesses and insecurities. real food = real truth. It’s not always pretty, but I’m grateful for the deepening.

bonus: my skin! it’s becoming radiant and clear. I don’t look tired all the time even though I am tired – my body is working hard to purify. This article from Mind Body Green came across my Facebook wall yesterday – and it is so so true!
Want Glowing Skin in 3 Weeks? Start with Your Digestion – these are the things I’ve been “forced” to do to clear the parasites and my skin looks better than it has in years.

gracias Mexico ♥

2 comments on “muchas gracias, Mexico

  1. Stacy Stevenson

    Hey Les! Sorry you were sick! Coincidentally I am on day 20 of a 21 day detox cleanse. I am feeling super, too!

    way to turn things around.


  2. awesome! what cleanse are you doing?


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