I’ve lost track of what day I’m on. I’m somewhere between 20 and 30.
After my last post where I was having some pretty crazy bloating in my small intestine, which lasted about 2 days, things started to settle down. I read that upping a dose of Psyllium Husks could cause this kind of back-up in the first few days. I went from 1tsp a day to 1tsp 3x a day, so that could very well have been the issue. But I’m happy to report, that the Psyllium Husks are really helping things move along nicely. I’m not seeing anything crazy in my bowel movements, but by god, I’m having several a day now so that’s gotta be good. The quicker I can move stuff out of my body, the better.
I guess I didn’t realize it until I read a lot about the uses of Psyllium Husks, that my bowel movements haven’t been right for a while. I always HAD bowel movements (mostly just one in the morning) so I guess I thought that was good enough. I didn’t think a lot about my poop. Who does? Who WANTS to? But in the last few years as I’ve cut most grains out of my diet, I can say that my poop has been small, hard, and intermittent. I figured that worrying about fiber was only for people who were constipated, which I was not. The more research I did into Psyllium, I have found that not only is fiber NECESSARY for bowel health, it’s also helping your body detoxify by moving things through the intestine and soaking up toxins instead of letting things sit in there and go bad and re-toxifying you through your intestinal walls. For me this is so important. So as long as I plan on staying low carb, I’m going to keep Psyllium Husks on the agenda.
I also got some Bentonite Clay in the mail from Living Clay, which was recommended to me. I haven’t taken it internally yet. I will probably do that when I’m done with all these herbs. (the clay can often absorb all the supplements you’re taking) I decided to do a face mask with it instead. Mixed a teaspoon of the powder with 3 teaspoons of water, mixed it up, put it on my face and neck. Everything was fine, until I took it off and saw my face and neck break into a bit of a short term rash. Ack! Now, this concerns me. I mean, I suppose it’s to be expected considering how toxic I seem to be. The clay draws out the toxins, so getting a rash is really just all those toxins coming to the surface of my skin. So that’s good! But I want my body to do that naturally. So I worry that the methylation process isn’t fixed afterall. I’m so broke and trying to save for this trip to Peru next year and the thought of more expensive tests and possibly having to see some kind of specialist who understands mercury detox just gives me stress.
On one hand, I’m glad I’m doing all of this and learning all of these things. On the other hand, it’s just a lot of worry and I feel like I’m chasing something down a rabbit hole. Something I’ll never find. I have this instinct to just quit the parasite cleanse, dose up on probiotics, and just focus a minute on healing my liver and gallbladder. Forget the parasites. If they exist, they exist. I don’t have any crazy exhaustion or depression or things like that, so they can’t be THAT bad, and our bodies coexist fine with them anyway. Focus instead on mercury detox. I think this is the important part. I can do a different parasite cleanse in 6 months to take care of anything that has grown out of control, if this is even an issue. I’m just tired of all of it and want to see my poop sink and get my hormones back in balance. Supplementing is really breaking my bank.
I also want to do this juicing thing. I think that if I can give my digestive system a bit of a break then it can support healing better. No one told me this is a good idea, but I just feel like it is. When my digestive system is all focused on tirelessly breaking down meats and fats, how could it possibly be able to focus in detoxifying? Gotta support the detox on all fronts. The juicer is expensive and I have lots of doctors bills to pay, but I’m going to start setting money aside and hopefully in a month or so I can afford one.