Let the Detoxing Adventures Begin

Let the Detoxing Adventures Begin

detoxI was pinched and pricked in back-to-back doctor appointments last week.  Now all the test results are in:  culture showed no bacterial or viral infection as the cause for the outbreak on my face a couple of weeks back; mammogram showed no apparent presence of breast cancer; blood work showed liver enzymes are in normal range since I didn’t party hard the night before the test; and my potassium levels are finally normal again!  I should feel relieved, right?

I would go out and celebrate, but I can’t help feeling a bit out of sorts about all of these tests doctors love to do every single time I show up for an appointment.  I suppose I could refuse, but somehow I’m usually just as eager to see the results of a test that proves that I am indeed healthy. I know it’s crazy, but it’s the truth.

Lately, I’ve been reflecting on how much effort I’ve put into making healthy choices over the years.  It began when I was 22 years old, and that was a long time ago.  I even called Lillie, my Grandmother, for a chat.  I told her about how I feel as if every time I go to a doctor, something new is supposedly wrong with me.  She said it was good that I’d tried to make wise decisions about my health, but that I needed to remember prayer.  She said I needed to remember that God makes the difference in the end.  I couldn’t argue with that.  Message received.

Wondering how healthy I am or not inevitably led back to my decision to use cleaner personal care products.  My diet is already as clean as I plan to make it at this point in my life:  most of my meals are 100% vegan.  I’m just not willing to give up anything else.  I exercise a minimum of three times a week, except in a few cases, and I’m satisfied with this for now.  Cleaning up my personal care products seems natural. I did it in my 20s.  I think I can do it again without making it a big deal.  It just makes sense.  I try to stick with natural, organic products anyway.  How hard can this be?

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