Eva I’m sorry to hear that you had all of this complicating illness with ensuing difficulty, but it’s great how you saw into it all. I swear by holistic and homeopathic treatment with understanding and care taken to balance the body and mind. The standard medical establishment has been corrupted just like our governments and politics, all about the money; so I take what they all say with a grain of salt if at all, because I mostly ignore them. I had a severe chemical toxin pulmonary industrial injury and over time all of the aggravation along with the effects of not only the toxins but the actual medications was going to kill me if I didn’t do like you did and get smart! I dug into what our bodies are built to deal with and how to enhance our own autoimmune system to be as balanced and healthy as possible! I will say up front there is no cure-all or panacea that will solve all of our inevitable breakdown and deterioration, no fountain of youth! I had been blessed with incredibly good genes and just the DNA telomeres being tight and intact kept me healthy, once I started eliminating the damaging components.
“Telomeres and aging Telomeres are strings of DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes. Telomeres tend to shorten over time as they do their job, so they’re considered biological markers of aging. Unhealthy lifestyle habits — such as smoking, eating junk food, obesity, inactivity, and chronic stress — are also associated with shorter telomeres.” health.harvard.edu
Those end cap molecules on the ends of our DNA strands called Telomeres that are akin to say the plastic enclosure caps on the ends of your shoe laces; are a key in this breakdown process, as in with time and age or causally related deterioration on the molecular level, these end caps get damaged then shorten with time like a built in obsolescence leading to DNA breakdown and damage, which is a loss of some genetic coding that will subsequently lead to inefficient inexact replication or new cell growth that then has lost some of the original coding, no longer the once original brand new version! But I got up to speed on this subject having to be my own lawyer in a case where I had this damage caused on the job!
So I found that after my not abusing my body and health all of my life, no drugs or alcohol or anything that was violent to the balance of my health; I was suddenly thrust into a cauldron of imbalance with powerful medications many of which were made in China, so I’m sure there were chemical components in the manufacturing of them that were also harming me on top of the usual negative side effects overall of the treatments. I had to discover some new thinking and an approach to staying healthy for as long as possible, and like I say, there are no guarantees but we can sure try our best to take care of what God created us with, which if managed well can be miraculous!
I eventually got off all medication and I’m very careful what I eat, other than my weakness for sweets occasionally I’m eating a very healthy diet of all the things you mentioned, combining vegetables, fruits, herbs, fish, chicken and some high quality grass-fed beef occasionally along with my “Ginger Green Tea Concoction” all of which seems to be the ticket to good health as I get older but still have plenty of get up and go along with no bodily ailments of any kind, whether it be one of bone, muscle or internal organs. I’m back to what I was blessed with before that catastrophe occurred, with some damage and signs of breakdown, but, more minimal as compared to people even much younger than me who ignore these basic foundational principles of good health management, who instead abuse their bodies. I did spring back and I suppose if this injury with ensuing mayhem and all the accompanying stress, because of my deciding to represent my own work/injury case with no lawyer’s help. If all of this hadn’t happened I’d be like a 30 year younger person as I was before the calamity; maybe I’m like a 10 to 15 year younger person in reality now anyhow; which I’m not going to complain about!
Keep up the great outlook and gaining insight!
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III