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January 2016 Health Update - Jessica Pitzer McLaughlin

January 2016 Health Update

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– Friday, January 1, 2016 9:59 AM
I’ve made it through 4 days with no sweets! Today is day 5! I’ve decided to progress slowly into better eating instead of jumping in too fast where my body revolts and then I give up. So January my goal is no sweets. 🙂 Then once I’m used to that I’ll start changing my carbs to healthier carbs and increase my healthy fats and proteins. My focus is on feeling my best and not the scale!

– Saturday, January 2, 2016 10:38 PM
Well my period ended up being really tough on me with cramps and low energy. But nothing compared to the last few months. So I’m really thankful!

– Tuesday, January 5, 2016 10:40 PM
Today was overall a good day. 🙂 Even though I was aching and toxic/herxing some today and my back and legs were feeling rough I enjoyed the shift that happened today. I introduced some subjects yesterday to my kids and today they were begging to learn more, color more, create more, study more, watch more about it! It was awesome to watch! A bit overwhelming because I could barely keep up! But as I look back it was so awesome to see such a shift in my kids and see how we are going to be successful at school at home! We can do this! And it can be fun and exciting! I even had some time to work! At the end of the day I have a hint of a smile creeping into my face… could it be? That I could actually have lowered my stress enough that life could be an adventure again? That I could have fun and be fulfilled and not feel stressed out completely at the end of the day? I’m feeling a definite shift happening and I like it! Living outside the box is going to be amazing!! Now… to actually throw away that box so I will quit running into it and stubbing my toe! 😉

– Wednesday, January 6, 2016 8:30 AM
This morning I’m thankful to be able to move slow because of homeschool. All night I was woken up by child after child after child repeatedly. It was crazy! So I woke up exhausted and not feeling so great. I had a massage two days ago and it seems to have stirred things up and I feel kind of icky flu like on top of tired. I also seem to only be getting 4-6g of vitamin C each day instead of 10-16g.  So this morning I’m going to do a small vitamin c flush and see if that helps me feel some better.

– Thursday, January 7, 2016 6:39 AM
I didn’t do a full flush yesterday but I did take in a lot more vitamin c yesterday and I do seem to feel a bit better this morning.
Actually this morning I noticed that I climbed the stairs (on the way to my sauna) without even touching the banister! That is a huge deal!! I used to have to literally pull myself up each step because of the pain and severe muscle weakness!

I’m looking into buying the equipment I need to make my own liposomal vitamin c because it looks like I can probably make it for about 1/8 of the price! Now to come up with the money to purchase the machine. I really think the vitamin c is making a difference! If I can just get enough in my system maybe I can get this bacteria driven into latency so it won’t hurt me so much!
I’m making my own colloidal silver for free and if I can make my own vitamin c for just the cost of ingredients then I could be set up for years to come of a much cheaper regimen that will lead to being symptom free.

– Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:40 AM
I have ordered the stuff I need to make my own liposomal vitamin c! It should be here Monday!
This weekend I am on the team for the Awakening and I’m really excited! Hopefully it won’t take too much out of me but I plan on needing to take it easy next week. So, I’ve decided to go ahead and do the ketogenic fast next week and jump start the healing process as I also start the vitamin c regimen. I’m not looking forward to it because it is going to make me start herxing and it could be a brutal weak. But I’m ready to make a difference in my body and make a huge change so I can get this bacteria and symptoms to quit and go into latency or remission or symptom free or whatever you want to call it!!

– Friday, January 15, 2016 9:35 AM
From greatday.com “You don’t have to make judgments about others or apologies for yourself.  Whatever you have in this life, make the most of it by being authentic. Though it may cause problems and discomforts in the short run, you’ll never end up regretting your honesty about who you are.”

This is something I’m working on. I can be me and I don’t have to apologize for it. I don’t have to worry what others may think. It might be uncomfortable at times but it is so much more comfortable to live freely in your own skin than with a mask. Go be yourself!

– Tuesday, January 19, 2016 1:41 PM
Just experienced 3 days of God moving and changing lives at the Awakening!! It was amazing!!

Now…. To recover and step into my new adventure!!

Today I start the 7 day ketogenic fast and the liposomal vitamin C regimen! I got my machine and supplies yesterday and will start making it today! After the fast I will continue on a low carb diet and the vitamin C for the next year! I believe that combining this with the enzyme therapy, colloidal silver, and essential oils that I really may be able to send the bacteria into latency and achieve being symptom free. I am mentally and spiritually prepared for this!! I know this week is going to be tough because I should start herxing in the next 24 hours and it could last 4-5 days. But next week I should be slightly better and on a much better road to healing!!

– Wednesday, January 20, 2016 8:39 AM
Day 2 of the Ketogenic fast:
I’m doing decent. I’ve been grumpy and hungry and my brain is foggy but I’m managing.
Eggs and coconut oil- 3 eggs in the morning and 2 eggs in the evening each meal cooked with 1 Tbsp of coconut oil.
Salt water flush – doing this first thing each morning to cleanse and heal my digestive system. I figured I would take advantage of this week to focus on healing my intestines plus this also helps in detoxing.
Clay Water – Drinking a rounded tsp of clay in water each day to flood my body with minerals and bind to toxins

Going to make the liposomal vitamin c today. 🙂

– Thursday, January 21, 2016 10:47 PM
Day 3:
I was starving so bad that I have decided to keep going hard core ketogenic but increase my calories to 1200. I don’t feel like I can do 7 days at 400-600 calories. After the 7 days I will go from no carbs or sugars to about 40 grams a day.

– Monday, January 25, 2016 2:57 PM
Day 7:
Well I have spent the last week in bed or on the couch just surviving and hanging on. Lots of TV watching!
Tomorrow I increase my calories to a more energetic level and increase my carbs to 40g instead of zero. I can’t wait! I have been stiff and sore and herxed some. Mostly I have been weak, light headed and out of breath but I think my body might be transitioning into using different fuel and my energy level is increasing some.

– Wednesday, January 27, 2016 11:25 PM
Ugh I think I’m herxing or something! I can’t fall asleep even though I am exhausted! I had a good day and felt pretty good. But now I have pain achiness running from my head to my showers down my arms into my hands. Oh this sucks. My tummy has been a gassy uncomfortable mess this evening too. I think it was from the liposomal vitamin c. I’m not sure how encapsulated it is getting and I upped my dosage today. I also started my period today but haven’t experienced and period related symptoms yet. Oh I hope I can sleep soon.

– Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:48 AM
Still feeling bad. Ugh! Herxing! Random body parts hurting badly. Fly like symptoms. Not sure why?? Sweating it out and drinking water with lemon essential oil! Hoping this gets better soon! Is it the vitamin c? Or because I have my period? Still no period symptoms which is a blessing 🙂

– Friday, January 29, 2016 5:17 AM
Wow! I really thought I would herx the first week a lot and then I would be in the clear. But I didn’t herx much the first week I was mostly just week. But man I’m struggling now! I didn’t do much L vit C yesterday to give my body a bit of a rest.  But I still feel horrible this morning. All the pain is worse and I feel icky flulike. Is it the C or is it hormones or is it adding a few carbs back in? Or is it a die off from the extreme diet change? Or is it toxins/bacteria being released out of fat in my body? I wish I knew but then again I’m not sure it would change much. Gotta keep going no matter what. I hope it lets up soon. I’ve got birthday cakes to make and Pinewood derby cars to finish!

– Friday, January 29, 2016 5:50 AM
Feeling so bad after working so hard to feel better is one of the worst things about this disease!! Totally not being rewarded for making hard choices and doing the hard work.
Ugh!! I never get used to this!! :-/

Detox detox detox: (reminding myself)
Infrared sauna 1 hour
Lemon essential oil
Clay water
Charcoal water
Epsom salt bath
Salt water Flush

Keep your head on straight! Don’t get sad because you feel bad. Battle it out! Remember how much better you were feeling for a minute. It will come back!!

– Sunday, January 31, 2016 9:30 PM
I recovered from the herx pretty well and today I threw two birthday parties! One for my son and one for my husband. 🙂 I made it happen and made it through the day pretty well! That was a good thing!

Even though I herxed this week I actually made it through my period with no period symptoms. No menstrual cramping or intestinal cramping. That is a big deal! Those things have been awful the last um few years I guess!  Now I was really low on energy and had trouble getting through the day plus my flow was crazy heavy on day 3 and 4 which is not normal for me. But I’ll take the tired and heavy flow over the pain!! Hopefully next month will be even better!

– Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:36 PM
Overall this was a successful month! I made big changes! Cut out sweets and added more vitamin C then cut out almost all carbs to keep my body ketogenic so it starves the bacteria. My body is adjusting to the different fuel and I’m finding a better rhythm to eating and living. I’m interested to see the changes in my body over the next few months.


“Joy is the echo of God’s Love in your life!” There may be pain in my body and tears in my eyes but there is joy in my heart! I will not let the enemy steal my joy! I share so you don’t feel alone in your journey to health. I share so you know that you are loved by our Heavenly Father. I share so your heart can be full of joy no matter what! We are not home yet! Hang on tight to joy and share it with the world!

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