I thought I would share this compelling *RAW FOODS CLEANSE* story of mine, as most of us are suffering or at some point in time, have suffered from toxic pollutants from the environment and through the foods that we consume on a daily basis that brought about some sort of ailment and/or disease. Detoxing and/or cleansing our body is a sure way to go if you’re looking to renew your health to its Divine wholesome state. The benefits of doing so is insurmountable to mention here, but be rest assured that you will be so glad that you decided to do the best thing there is to do for your body – detoxing and/or cleansing it.
I remember the very first time I did my cleanse, and that was almost 2 decades ago, and of course, when I first came to this country, I came with absolutely beautiful skin, but then after experiencing the shocking and toxic reality of the environment, water, air, and foods, my body started to react negatively to it all. My skin on my face broke out in pimples and then on to acne. My body went into a complete state of shock that landed me in the emergency room, where I was stuck with needles, and no kidding, like 20 times by a doctor to extract blood in attempts in trying to figure out what was wrong with me. I then broke out into itchy rashes all over my body and that I believe came about from the penicillin that was given to me at that point in time. They thought it was chicken pox, but they came to realize that it wasn’t at all, but as frozen as I was in body and speech, I knew exactly what was happening to me, but my entire body was on lock down where no blood could be drawn and no speech could be made for about 3 or so days. So, getting blood from my veins to run lab tests was not an option that was available to them for me. So, for three days, I was locked inside my body, where I couldn’t speak and/or move any part of my self. I felt like a foreign invasion had taken over my body, even though, on my green card, I was the one classified as a “Permanent Resident *Alien*”. I felt quite the opposite, that the alien or foreign environment was the one where I now call home – America.
I came back to full mobility and speech on the third day, after they’d pumped me up with penicillin and other meds, in which I learned later was even more toxic than one could ever imagine. They did this in trying to find out what was this unusual thing that was happening to me and that was so new and unknown to their medical expertise. They thought it was measles, and for the least of concern and safety for me and more so for them, they injected me with penicillin, and again, as I’ve mentioned previously, my body broke out into rashes that scarred my feet and that I had to work extremely hard for years in trying to repair it. They thought it was tuberculosis. They thought it was many things in which was not near the truth of it all for proper diagnosis. They were left baffled in what to do to treat me.
Anyhoo, on the third day, when I could speak and move my body again, by some light of sheer miracle – thank God, I spoke and told them what I believed was wrong with me. I told them that I came from an environment, where I pretty much lived a natural lifestyle as a vegan, a vegetarian for the most part of my childhood life, where if I did eat meat that it was freshly butchered and or caught that same day, that I had fresh air, pure water from the Earth, freshly prepared foods each day from the garden, etc., and it was a definite immaculate view, easy-going, stress free life on the island – it’s absolutely beautiful and picturesque! I didn’t say those things in those exact words, but those were the facts I explained to them in less elaborate terms, as I was only age 11 at the time when all of those things happened to me. What was happening to me was that I was taken out of an all natural-organic environment to now live in one that was toxic to all of my senses: sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch, that it threw my body into a complete shock and negative reaction.
Subsequently to those facts, when I was released from the hospital upon the 5th day, I knew I had to do something different with my life. I knew I had to at least begin eating the way that I’m used to living back home in Jamaica. It wasn’t until I was 18 years of age, after trying just about every facial mask, skin cream, etc. available to me, in attempts to get my skin back to its flawless state, that I realized those products definitely weren’t the answer afterall. It was then that I ran into Tracy, my sons’ aunt, that I came back to live the way I used to live on the island, as she was a vegan, who ate only organic-natural foods through Whole Foods Market, back then known as “Fresh Fields”, local health food stores, and/or some sort of co-op/wholesale farmland in Philadelphia, that shipped out in bulk to folk’s home if the total amounted to $800 or more, products that are organic and natural interchangeably, free of pesticides, hormones, harmful preservatives, artificial flavorings, colorings, etc. It was then that I got introduced to the *RAW FOODS CLEANSE*, that I did for a dramatic one whole month the first time around, because I was that determined to get my skin back to normal.
Tracy taught me about all that I needed to do, like preparation of the salads, juicing, making smoothies, eating of raw whole nuts and grains, refraining from all cooked foods, dairy, and meats during the cleanse/detox period. The fact that I shouldn’t drink faucet water unless it had a filter system on it, and then on top of it, boiled and then cooled off for drinking and cooking. Well, I was horrified about all the negative facts that I learned about the foods that I and my family and everyone else was eating, that was harming our health, the environment, etc. So, around Fall of 1995, I began this self-healing journey of mine. I learned of all the toxins in the environment that I read through books that Tracy had given to me to read about health and detoxing, and it blew my mind! I was stunned at the shocking details in which I found out about regarding the detriments of our health and environment through the foods that are produced and that we consume, both internally and externally. So, that’s when I began my detox/cleansing journey and haven’t stopped since then. I’m so glad that I listened, watched, learned, and applied, because it was through showing much discipline in committing to stick with the cleanse through the entire 31-days, that I saw all those dramatic and absolutely favorable results. To the contrary and prior to those awesome results, I had spent countless of my hard earned dollars in trying to repair my skin with products that had even more harmful ingredients than I had known and that were also contributing to even more of my then breakouts.
Yippee!!! What a victory! 🙂 . I was so happy with the results! Yes, I was meagerly thin, as I was already a size 2, and I pretty much dropped down to nothing, but it was so worth the temporary decline for an absolute incline that awaited me at the end of 31-days – my skin was clear and glowed like the morning sun. The pupil of my eyes even brighter/whiter as they were prior to that attack on my body. I was more energetic than before, my hair grew like wildfire, and it was full of body and had a natural sheen/shine to it. I felt light as a feather, as if I could walk on air. I had mental clarity and agility, etc., etc. The results were endless and most beneficial! So, it is why I now share this story with you, that you too can now share with your friends and loved ones!
So, do it! You’ll be extremely glad that you did! It could be the answer to your prayers regarding weight and/or health issues that you might be experiencing in your life right now.
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Best wishes! Peace, blessings, and Divine health to you! Your journey to healing yourself begins now, when you make the conscious decision to do so, but sooner is absolutely better than later, as tomorrow is never promised. Chow and take care of yourselves until next time!
*Please feel free to ask questions and/or leave comments. I would be more than happy to respond.