Teen Forum Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
ugh, just lost my whole post.
You make a very good point and with some more research I think I really would like to try to do that. Being healthy without any more surgeries, guessing games, and symptom-masking sounds wonderful. I think I would have to do it slowly though, since, as you said- the withdrawal period can be terrible. And if the saltless headaches are any indication of the pain...it will be terrible for a while. Maybe if I do it slowly though, I'll be able to do it without having any lying-on-the-floor-I'm-going-to-die days. I honestly just can't afford any days like that between my job, two horses (completely self care boarding), family, college/high school, and other teenaged things xD
Its something I think my parents would have to really think on and agree to, though, because at least in my area, organic home-grown foods are SO expensive. Everything we eat is walmart, H-E-B, Kroger type quality, and I shudder when I think about what is in most of it...especially the meat. That's actually why I avoid most meat at the moment. I eat deer that one of my friend kills (I buy it off of him) every hunting season, and I'm forced to eat the processed chicken my mom buys, but that's about it. I love meat, but I don't love the junk that the meat is fed and injected with. The eggs I eat are farm-fresh from the place where I board my horses, so they aren't a problem. The chickens are fed a natural diet and are very healthy/forage for themselves mostly. The fruit though...again, all Wal-Mart, HEB stuff. No wonder it makes me feel sick...
I'm going to look more into this and bring it up as an option to my parents. It will cost a lot more and be a lot more work, but I'm old enough to prepare my own meals separately so maybe they'll agree. If not, its something I'll try when I move out, if nothing else.
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