Here's a run down of some symptoms I have had that might help detect some issues if you can't lose those unwanted pounds that are driving you bananas...
• I found out that I had parasites in January of 2014
• My thyroid was swelling
• I slept for hours upon hours a day without feeling rested, severe lethargy
• My weight skyrocketed to 170 without even trying (175 before the parasite cleanse)
• My ankles hurt like crazy as I got out of bed every morning
• My left knee would swell and I couldn't walk
• My eyes were always bloodshot
• Constipation for days
• My fingers would swell almost immediately when I ate or especially when I went out to eat
• Brain fog and forget remembering anything!
• Always cold
• Waking up in the middle of the night for no reason (3/4AM)
• No matter what I ate or if I exercised, my weight stayed the same or I gained
• Swollen upper abdomen
• Cracked toe nails
• My hair was falling out at one point, but I got that under control by eating more good fats
• Severe pain in my upper left shoulder
• Gall bladder issues (gas or pain)
• No periods
It's been a wild ride since my first post of December 2013. I started out this blog with wanting to change my life and start new ... but my body just wouldn't let me and I didn't know why. One day I came across a post by Organic Olivia. It said ... you have parasites if... and listed off all of these symptoms, needless to say, I went out and bought a parasite cleanse ASAP! All the symptoms described me! I was up the next morning chomping at the bit to start a parasite cleanse. I immediately lost 5 lbs., but that wasn't the end.
I decided to go to a Holistic doctor because in my research AND my experience, mainstream doctors could never help me.
She ran a ZYTO scan on me, which I was skeptical at first until she started telling me things she shouldn't know about me. I was in awe. She then began to tell me my liver was overloaded, clogged and it couldn't break down fat, so it would shoot it back into my bloodstream! AHHH! The answer to my immediate swelling! And one of the answers to why I never felt good. I have learned if you can't seem to lose weight, CHECK YOUR LIVER!
She also told me that I had heavy metal toxicity, wow, how could this be happening!? I eat healthy 98% of the time. Where in the world would I get heavy metals into my system ... mercury, which would be the fillings in my teeth. I knew from the past, my body was super allergic to metals when I got braces. My gums immediately swelled and stayed that way until they were taken off! (I suggest plastic braces or Invisalign if you are trying to straighten your teeth). I also know that your local water contains levels of arsenic, lead, etc. so your morning shower could be toxic to you. Your liver has to go into overtime like a work horse to get rid of these toxicities in the body. Shower filters are available at your local hardware store or online.
I also found out I had protozoal parasites in my gall bladder (if you are thinking about having it removed, go get checked for parasites first before you do anything!)
I am in the middle of cleansing my liver and getting rid of the toxins in my body. I am seeing changes in my body that I thought was not even possible because I have tried everything to lose weight and just feel better.
I've already lost 3 lbs., I am at 167. I feel better, but I am not out of the woods yet. I will keep you updated on my progress. So if you know something is wrong and you just don't know what it is ... I suggest a ZYTO scan ... one of the best things I've ever done for myself. If you don't have the money to make that happen, here are some natural ways to help your liver out...
Natural ways to rid your body of toxins and metals:
• Activated charcoal (looks like black soot and will come out the other end like that too :)
• Diatomaceous earth
• Dandelion greens (blend them in a smoothie, they are bitter and hard to get down for some people)
• Tumeric, cayenne and hot lemon water first thing in the morning ... helps the liver rid toxins
• Eat organic!! Almost everything we eat has chemicals or pesticides that are extremely harmful for your liver ...
EAT ORGANIC WHENEVER POSSIBLE!
• Drink clean water, I drink Mountain Valley Spring Water in a green bottle, no more plastic for me if I can help it!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask ... I am not here to diagnose or treat, but just to help lead you in the right direction.