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Animals And Bacteria Galore As I Do The Garlic Cure!

I begin to ponder the last 6 or 7 days where I have been experiencing physical health issues at the same time as my Beloved and I move into our cat, dog and alpaca house sit on acreage. Some of it is a bit dream like as I rest a body that simply doesn’t want to move, a healing stupor and sometimes sleep where it is easy to drop in deeply. Thus re-charged I do what is needful and no more as we transition into yet another kind of life, one that is complicated by a lot of animals. Dogs and cats as children can be lovely, indeed charming, but they can also be a bit neurotic at times.

alpacas

For my Beloved this is family territory but it’s a bit easier for me, I can come in and simply adjust as I do in any house sit, no particular triggers here for me. He is also the one doing the alpaca stuff but I will help a bit more as I get stronger. With the bacteria colonising my bladder to the antibiotics that I had to take for what seemed like forever and the dodgy shoulder, my body has been going through rather a lot! So the night of our first full day here I had no dinner and then gradually consumed seven large cloves of garlic. I felt a bit spacy and light but it wasn’t difficult. I was very glad not to have to chew the garlic up, instead I simply chopped up each clove finely and swallowed it with water.

garlic peeled

The next day I continued to fast and drank lots of water and healing herbal teas. It was a trance like day where I watched a lot of Charmed episodes and made sure I was nicely rugged up. I didn’t sweat a lot or stink of garlic except for my breath and that faded as the day wore on. The idea is that the garlic attracts the right kind of bacteria to come and inhabit my gut and my bladder. And fasting for a day is not a bad thing to do as long as you don’t have to do any kind of hard physical labour. I did think about food and want it with my mind but my body was actually quite ok with not eating anything. And I did have some good teas including the one that my naturopath made up for me especially for my bladder issues.

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So here I am and the things I would usually be doing every week like my choir for example, are too far away for me to go. So I have this time available to explore whatever I want to and I have begun by finally doing the garlic cure. Right after nuking all the bacteria in my gut and bladder with medicine’s heavy weaponry. Golly it was nice to eat again today, starting with a delicious and healthy green smoothie! Then a late breakfast with a great coffee out and an adventure out into rural parts further out. Oh and I am taking a very good certified organic probiotic daily to help in the healthy re-colonisation of my gut and bladder.

Aho for a simple country life!

Pitfalls On The Path To Optimum Health.

bug warsApologies for being late with this post, the journey with antibiotics continues as I discover that I happen to have a bacteria that is resistant to the ones that I took at the end of last week. I did get some relief but then it all started hotting up again and yesterday I lay on the bed feeling the infection rising as the new antibiotic went to war along with my white blood cells. I recently watched the second Lord of the Rings movie againĀ and as I felt this conflict going on within me I thought that it was not unlike the battles in that story. Not the way that I usually like to view health matters but sometimes you just want something to come and save you, yes it’s true, I really am very human!

Two Towers Lord of the Rings

Once the baddie is dealt with then I will have to try to get my act together on the health front. Beginning with restoring all the good bacteria that have been decimated along with the bad, the probiotic should arrive any day now! I use a certified organic product from Miessence that is very good, it isn’t the cheapest way to do it but it will do the job. And finally I may actually get around to doing the garlic cure that my Beloved and I have been talking about for at least a year. Being in love can lead to extreme happiness but it can also lead to extreme indulgence and this has led to my sugar and carb addictions being well and truly woken up.

chocolate

But each time I go through falling off the path I am not falling in the way that I used to and my centred place to be is much healthier in so many ways. Drinking lots of water is a habit for me these days and I have never tippled on as much herbal tea as I do now! So here we go again and perhaps this time I will find the perfect way to obtain optimum health so that I never ever fall off the path again. “Pigs might fly” I hear you say as you roll your eyes at me………… well you can’t blame a girl for trying now can you.

My favourite Loving Earth Raw Chocolate: Luvju.

Loving Earth Raw Chocolate: Luvju.

Good health to us all!

Reading over this meandering tale I am struck by the repeated patterns that can be discerned in our lives. Like the repetition in a fractal we radiate out energy into the world and create a space that can be anything that we want it to be. So I choose pleasure and health and doing things that are fun and meaningful. Being with my Beloved a lot and dancing! And India too, also with my Beloved, oh what fun that will be!!

Be happy……..