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The last week has been a rough one around here for us. Jeremy started his anti-candida medicine and so has been feeling very foggy, tired, and easily run down from the die-off reaction. Today will be his first day at the full strength dose. The course of treatment lasts for three months but...
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Tuesday will be exactly four months since we made the switch to a Paleo lifestyle. I can still hardly believe how much meat we consume each week because I have never in my life been a huge meat eater. The previous 12.5 years of vegetarianism, over a third of my life and nearly all of my...
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I am finding it difficult to obtain time to write here as I would like. Jeremy's computer broke down about a month ago and while he is without it, I don't really have the same amount of free time to delve into my writing. We are still on the way to it being fixed - but the motherboard we...
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It feels like a bit of forever since I last wrote here. Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me during this slow time. There have been so many comforting and encouraging thoughts sent our way, thank you. I am very happy to be able to say that allergy season has mostly ended for the year...
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The allergy season marches onwards while I remain hunkered down inside waiting for my chance to spring forth and begin my garden in a few more weeks. The alders above our tent have not fully started pollinating yet, though they are no more than two weeks away from turning our camp yellow...
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I dont seem to be the only one noticing a very early spring around here. My springtime nemesis, the red alder tree, has begun a very early pollination cycle. Every spring, usually around late March to early April, each mature Alder tree begins to ripen their hundreds of pollinating...
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Detox. Most people are familiar with the word, products on store shelves promising to detoxify you from last nights party or flush the junk food out of your system. But what does it really mean? The body has several pathways by which it will detoxify everything from that extra couple...
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Hello Terri! :D Nice to see you writing! I really have enjoyed going back through your other blog posts here this morning. I hope you are doing well Terri. :) Big hugs, Lisa
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Time has flown by these last couple of weeks. Today marks the start of week six and we are still going very strong. Other than El Polo Diablo, we have stuck 100% to strict Paleo zero grains, sugars (refined or otherwise), potatoes, and legumes. We only ever drink water so it has been very easy...
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It has been a long several days but Im finally feeling a bit more normal today. Last Sunday night we had a big windstorm in the area which felled a tree onto some power lines and knocked out our electricity. It happened just after midnight. All night the wind waged war in the tree tops...
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Today is day fourteen on the Paleo diet and I woke to this incredible feeling of fabulousness in my life. I feel FANTASTIC!! But in my excitement Im getting ahead of myself. Last I wrote things were not going so well due to the toxic solvents that had been wafting through our camp earlier...
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It has been another three days on Paleo since I last wrote. These have actually been a hard three days, but for some very interesting reasons. I am learning a lot in these last three days, things that I think had always been obscured from me before by a body that ran on carbohydrates for fuel...
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Today is day eight on a strict Paleo diet. I have noticed that despite some very stressful events yesterday and subsequent lack of sleep last night, I actually feel surprisingly <em>good </em>today. I had said I wanted to write about my first days on this diet and it seems a great place to...
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I have been eagerly awaiting the chance to write this blog entry for the last few days. Though I know I will be tiring myself out greatly, I just cant wait any longer it is just too exciting! Today has been day six of what I hope to be a major victory in our search for better health. Over...
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It has been a three days since the cold front finally broke. When it did we got a couple inches of snow, not really all that much for around here. I expect a couple more snow storms before winter is done. This one only lasted a day this time which was very nice. Luckily behind the snow was a...
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We have been having some surprisingly cold weather here in Washington State. Given that Jeremy and I live up in some foothills in our tent, its gets just a bit colder still because of the elevation and being on the frozen ground. I think it has been at least four days since it got even as warm...
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Crashing is synonymous with CFS, a state of bodily destruction for which you often do not know the cause but that can come upon you with little regard for what you might have planned in life. Pulled under by the unrelenting tide of another crash, it is hard not to at times feel suffocated by...
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From the outside, my life would seem very simple. I do not work, there is no place I must be more than a couple times a year, my income is steady, and my needs predictable. Yet in this simplicity there is a large void that comes from not feeling as though I have accomplished much in any given...
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I love the wind. The wind is power. The wind is a vital energy force that moves through the body when it gusts against you. I have stood upon bluffs where the wind is whipped into a frenzy, so strong that one can briefly lean into it without fear of falling. Now my experiences with the wind...
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Hey Everyone! I really liked how this was written by Jody as it helps bring to light some of the invisibility many of us with CFS or severe MCS have faced. As our lives spin crazily out of control, more often than not those we know will turn away from us, societies support systems for life...
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