Hell yeah we’re on Healthy Quickie series #2. This month’s topic is kombucha. I’m sure by now you at least know what kombucha is…otherwise bravo to you for reading a post where you didn’t know what you were about to read. I started my kombucha journey about two years ago when I first began repairing my leaky gut and because I’ve seen some MAJOR improvements since I began, I’ll never get off the probiotic train.
One of the most commonly asked questions I’ve gotten since my miscarriage is “when you going to start trying again?” Let me tell you how enraging that question is. I mean SHIT, it took my body 3 months after miscarrying to lose the HcGs, it took my mind / confidence even longer to heal (up until late March to be exact), and we lost our adopted puppy from Distemper in February. Of course trying again for our Rainbow Baby has been a priority, but can you cut a girl some slack?
I’m officially coining this term “a gallon (of water) a day, keeps the dr away.” As I write this article, I’m sitting here bloated AF from eating way too much yesterday. There was really only one non diet compliant type of food that I ate, but holy hell, does it wreck my stomach and make my body all around sore. Looking back at my prior detox article, I was trying to figure out how to help my current situation. But, I’ve realized that I left off one key thing to successful detoxing….aqua !
Because everyone has crazy schedules (including me) and don’t have time to read long(er) articles, I created a monthly series called, “Healthy Quickies.” Working with my favorite trainer and friend, David Hardin, HQ’s will be quick and simple pointers on how to make each and every one of us a better (healthier) human. Whether it’s a workout move, health tip of the day, common idea, etc. check out the HQ’s for your monthly download. This month’s topic: Wedding Arms and Shoulders
My body has had six months since my surgery to grieve and rid itself of those horrific HcGs. During that time, I read a lot of books, reached out to a lot of different people, traveled a lot, and have practiced healing myself. Whether it’s continuing my regimens of super clean foods, getting my weekly acupuncture, going to therapy once a week, or adopting our furbabies, I’m positive my body is so much better off this time around. How am I so positive? Well, I am on the surface. But I have to believe that because I’ve been fueling my body with these six super products, it will help re-boost my chances of one day being a mommy.
Ever since last May when I found out about all of my food/environmental allergies, I have been detoxifying my life. The first wave was obviously cleansing my diet. The next phase was household items, makeup, lotions, and soaps. The last lingering change I’ve been neglecting is my gum habit. I mean who doesn’t like gum right– Especially gum that lasts for hours and is your favorite flavor? To counteract my fear of bad breath, I’ve been chewing Stride since I was in high school. Everyday I open the tiny rectangles and pop in that burst of freshness. Gum is my safety blanket. However, now that we are trying for our Rainbow Baby, I need to finish the last piece of my clean-life puzzle.
Ugh, what I would do to reverse back the clock to 2005’s Christmas Eve dinner at my Grandmother’s house. This was the last time my family has eaten a homemade polish meal. This was also before I moved out of my parents house, had perpetual student loan payments, experienced my first real heartbreak, food allergies, or experienced a miscarriage. Life was easy and filled with copious amounts of food, more specifically, delicious carby foods. However, it’s currently 2017: my older relatives have passed, the current relatives have gotten older (with more health issues), and current Christmas dinners are store bought from local Polish stores and reheated. What’s a girl with food allergies to do when she has polish nostalgia?