[day 166]

An essential element in my healing process is detoxing, which for me happens in three parts: heart, body, and mind. I’ve only recently begun, but to detox my heart I have to confess all of my fears.

Since my concussion last fall, I get overwhelmed easily and my comprehension level drops significantly; I’m afraid I’m not smart enough. All of my life, my muscles have worn out faster than others; I’m afraid I’m not strong enough. When I feel like crap, it’s hard to remember to smile; I’m afraid I’m not kind enough. I’m afraid I’ll lose my job; I’m afraid no one will help me if I need it; I’m afraid I’ll never be able to leave home; I’m afraid I’ll waste my life; I’m afraid I’ll be alone; I’m afraid I won’t get better.  

In confessing all of this to my family, I cried, “I just need everybody to be on my team right now.” I am truly blessed because I have the greatest family of superheroes the world has ever known. I hope you find a team to support you. You can count me in.  

Detoxing my body is a less nerve-wracking task, but does take a good deal of preparation. With my auto-immune deficiencies, my body really can’t handle anymore obstacles (artificial/foreign substance foods), so I have to eat all naturally. You’ve heard it before, no hormones, no GMOs, no white-refined sugar, no MSG (flavor enhancers). Fresh, fresh, fresh. This is nearly impossible at the pace of my peers, so I have to slow down. This is expensive, so I have to plan out meals ahead of time for the week; thankfully stores like Aldi’s and Trader Joe’s make healthy eating on a budget possible. I’m also fortunate to live in a generation when food allergies and health awareness is swaying the culture so that many products I need can be found at Walmart! I’ll leave you with one of my favorite meal recipes that only take about 25 minutes to make.

 Finally, detoxing my mind is probably the most challenging because my mind requires evidence of progress. Right now, I can only measure progress by my recovery time. All tasks wear on me (computer work, work-work, being outside) and I crash hard, but I have to take notice that my ability to get back up and try again is returning to me sooner than it did several months ago. My energy reserves finally have a chance to fill back up now that I’m back on Nutrasine.

We are seeing a lot interest in the Nutrasine promotion so don’t wait! and send me a note if you have questions about my special diet I would love to hear from you.

 

Here’s one of my favorite super-food fueled meals…

Baked Salmon & Veggies

Organic Salmon Filet (Aldi’s)

Organic Asparagus Spears (Aldi’s)

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries (Walmart)

*Dayia Vegan Cheese* (Earthfare)

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Salt

Honey

Turmeric (SPICY)

The first three products, I always purchase frozen. *As for the cheese, I have dairy restrictions, so if you don’t I recommend Parmesan or mozzarella cheese*

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Begin by thawing desired servings of salmon. Lightly oil a baking dish and place salmon inside.

  2. Lightly pepper, salt to preference, then drizzle salmon with honey and a dash of turmeric.

  3. Pour desired serving of sweet potato fries on a baking dish. You can bake the the fries and salmon together at 425 for 20 minutes; fries on top rack, salmon below (if only baking half the bag of fries or less, pull from oven after approx. 12 minutes)

  4. While the salmon and fries are baking, grill asparagus over a medium heat. Once thawed, season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes. Should cook for about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and melt cheese on asparagus.

  5. Remove salmon and fries from oven, and enjoy!

annie mccready