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    the halfway point

    I recently embarked on the Medical Medium liver rescue cleanse┬áin an attempt to treat my autoimmune disease, food allergies, and a laundry list of symptoms. When I first reviewed the nine-day map of what I was supposed to eat, how much of it, and when, it all seemed simple enough. The protocol wasn’t completely foreign to me, I’m no stranger to food restrictions, and nine days is nothing. I realized Thanksgiving was the day after I was scheduled to complete my liver detoxification, decided it was meant to be, and went all out. For the first five and a half days I closely followed the eating schedule. I referenced the…

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    noting progress

    Possibly my favorite thing about this blog (aside from connecting with all of you, obviously) is that I have a somewhat regular account of where I am at almost any moment in time. Because my progress is typically slow it can be easy to feel like I’m standing still, or even regressing. Aside from that, I have the tendency to be hard on myself, focusing on little more than what I still don’t have rather than all that I do. This blog, however, affords me the opportunity to go back in time and gain a decent understanding of my experiences rather than how I happen to remember them. 371 days…

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    the trials of travel

      Controlling my body’s massive inflammatory response to traveling is one of those things I can’t quite figure out. Maybe once I do I’ll write a “How to Travel with Chronic Illness” post, but until that day comes I’ll settle for my usual fare: Here is my dilemma, let me go into a detailed explanation of it, and then I’m going to express how okay I want to be about it all because acceptance is my ultimate goal. Does that work with everyone? For me, travel of any type is a total racket. I have enough trouble slightly veering from my typically slow-paced often predictable life. You see, the crux…