It has been quite a year! My 10th year of teaching was supposed to be a positive milestone, but I just didn’t have the best feeling about it going in for some reason. I had been juicing non-stop daily for over a year with zero medications and then stress hit and I had no idea what a factor it really was. As my poor puppy Cooper was getting sick, I had all that stress internalized and the juice and diet just could not deal with it. Hospitalization #1 was due to Cooper passing and stress at work.
To prevent another hospitalization I juiced more and took Lexapro for the stress and that really helped greatly at work. The 1st hospitalization from stress would not be the last unfortunately and did not completely resolve itself as I did not like taking medication again.
Hospitalization #2 taught me that I needed to take my medication and stop self treating! Not so much for me, but for my family who has to deal with me:)
I now take predisone for a small amount of time until the doctor makes the decision to wean me off. He will replace that with a long term medication that I will take as directed!
The diet is all soft and not that full of nutrients like the vegan diet I sampled for over 2 months. This is where juicing comes in along with a liquid vitamin for nutrition.
Since my diet is lacking nutrition, I need/must add the juice in everyday at about 24-32+oz. I need to take my medication to prevent these unknown situations, but I need to provide a healthy gut and juicing will do that for me.
In summation, do what works for you and adapt as needed. You must find a way to get rapid nutrition in so that your body is super strong to allow healing to happen. The juicing remains the same and I hope always will. Get that juice in you and start to feel the difference in energy, mood and feeling. Take care!:)
Today’ Recipe: It’s All Green
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2-3 celery
- 1 lemon whole
- 1/4 pineapple
- 2 apples