Just got back from the doctors today, as I've been feeling like I'm fighting another infection. I prayed hard, gave it to God and they didn't find an infection (praise God!) but I do have to go back on my very strict diet starting immediately. And though I have mixed emotions on this, as people around me have been really questioning my lifestyle and it hurts my feelings a bit, I have decided that it's me and God in this. Not them. And if it means sacrificing the little amount of grains I do eat (rice, gluten-free grains, etc) and dark chocolate, and turn my ears from criticism to get my health back on track, then I'm going to meditate on the mindset that that is a small price to pay to feel well and be able to work hard at what I love to do and spend time with those who love & support me.
I've decided to splash delicious vegetable and fruit photography throughout the post to inspire me into creating new and old recipes. I must put my new spiralizer to good use and make more "pasta" from fresh, organic ground grown vegetables. Say goodbye to the grain, walk away from sugar in any form and try to get to the next level of my journey.
I was talking to the front office staff at the doctors today about how funny it is that I could initially walk away from everything I'd been eating to jump start my journey to feeling well. But then it works, and you start to feel better, then you start to feel like "you" again, and then you think, "I've healed enough to put this food back in, or this food back in" and sometimes we can. And that works in some circumstances. But my body is obviously telling me rice is still a big no for me, and for some reason, I'm having a hard time giving that up. I know its a control issue, but I'm not in control. God is the only one in control and I need to be obedient and realize that things are being taken away for the greater good.
The greater good.
So tonight starts my new mission of cracking open my cookbooks, scouring my own blog as well as others, and filling this weeks menu full of garden-green goodness to heal whatever my body is going through. And I will do it with a smile, an open mind, and constant prayer. Because, as I continue to learn, we always have a choice on how to look at a situation.
I pray health and positivity for all of your journeys friends! If any of you are currently doing the strict anti-candida protocol, I feel you and I'm right there with you. Comment to share your story or swap recipes.
Welcome! My name is Mandi & I hope you stay in this happy little space a while. I'm a Christian, a wife to my Mr. Charming, mama to baby Greyson, healthy food-lover, traveler, professional journalist and Personal Nutritionist who hopes to inspire others with my story...
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