Before Photo (11/30/17)
-Taken before starting this protocol (feeling moderately healthy + but painful menstrual cycles + not feeling 100%)
Heads up–this post will talk frankly about periods and woman stuff! (you’re welcome)
Backstory on my Health + Acne
For as long as I can remember (approximately age 12), I have had debilitating menstrual cramps. Along with the cramps was hormonal (cystic) acne. I was able to balance + heal my skin through use of an awesome supplement called Estroblock. (you can read that full post here).
I only took the product for about 8 months and it did it’s job in that time. It works by helping your body get rid of “bad” estrogens in your body. These can disrupt your endocrine system, which is the system responsible for dispersing those little chemical messengers telling your body how to operate.
While my acne cleared up and I felt encouraged by that, my periods were still heavy and painful. I tried every natural pain remedy I could think of:
-Drinking only green juice the days leading up to my period
-Experimenting with eliminating certain foods (coffee, dairy, gluten, etc.)
-Changing up my exercise routine
Nothing took the pain away.
Seeing a Naturopath (Integrative Natural Medicine Doctor)
Since I failed so many times at trying to help myself, I felt like it was time to seek the help of a natural medicine doctor. I went to Cura Integrative in Overland Park, Kansas (HIGHLY recommend them).
To start, they performed a biofeedback test on me which revealed:
-Very high levels of blood toxicity (heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, mold, environmental toxins)
-Parasitic infection (people with high levels of heavy metals are more susceptible to this)
-Food sensitivities (often linked to and caused by heavy metal toxicity)
-Egg, Nuts (including coconut + peanut), Gluten, Dairy, Corn, Soy, Rice
First Phase: Detox Heavy Metals + Heal Parasitic infection
Heavy Metal Detox Products Used (pictured below):
– Liver Detoxifier + Regenerator (renamed to Liver Refresh)
Parasitic Infection Products Used (pictured below):
Second Phase: Mold + Environmental Pollutant Detox
Products Used (pictured below):
Progress Photo (12/10/17):
Third Phase: Emotional Healing + Liver Support
-I had a check up biofeedback test at this point which revealed that I was making a TON of progress. My food sensitivities to gluten, dairy, almonds and rice went away. Because of the intense detoxing I had been doing, though, my liver was overwhelmed (stagnation) and it needed some help + support.
-Though I didn’t hold it in my conscious mind, I was dealing with a lot of emotional trauma + sadness, which was manifesting itself throughout my body. I had forgotten how your emotional and mental state can impact your physical health! Amazing. Great reminder. I downloaded several meditation apps and have made it a daily ritual to calm my mind.
Products Used (pictured below):
Here are the meditation apps I use! I rotate them just to change it up + hear a different guiding voice on the track.
Progress Photo (1.19.18):
Progress Photo (2.9.18):
(taken during my period, so feeling a little more inflamed as usual)
I still have a few weeks left of this last wave of this detox protocol. You can expect me to come back to this post and update it with where I’m at, how I’m feeling.
Thank you for journeying with me and listening to my experience. I sincerely hope it helps guide you if you feel less than your best. This trek has been paramount in the big scheme of my life. If you have any specific questions, I’d love to chat! Just comment below.
Make Good Use of Your Pulse,