I went to a new doctor yesterday who is more holistic in his approach. His office had an antique roll top desk, an antique typewriter, an antique wall phone, and instead of a rolling plastic chair, an old wooden bench. There was low lighting and a door leading to the outside with chimes singing in the wind. In other words, awesome. Nothing cold, sterile and alien-like with the overhead lighting.
He spent some time talking to me about my edema and eczema and other issues. And then....
Let's try a detox diet for four weeks and start from there.
Um, what? A doctor that doesn't just prescribe meds? What?!
So he asked me if I would be able to commit to it and I said, "I'm going on vacation soon." He said, "Okay - wait until after your vacation. You will need support in this. Is your husband supportive?" I said, "Yes, he will do it with me."
Go figure - a doctor that prescribes a diet change first.
So anyway, after my vacation things will be tough for a month, but don't worry - I will document it here along with how I am feeling and all that stuff. I am calling on all of my organic-loving yogi friends for help.
The first week all I can have is chicken, turkey, fish (organic grass fed or whatever organic fish eat), and cage-free eggs. Plus, all vegetables except for potatoes. Plus, all nuts and seeds, but no peanuts. I also need to chew my food at least 12 times. No soda (gave that up anyway). I can make my own carrot, celery, or other vegetable juices.
Bring on the ideas!