Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A Little Cleansing

Oy. I have had the hardest time upholding the health and wellness prong of my life this year. It's such a predictable pattern in my life. Something happens and I stop running (this time it was our trip to Australia and then I threw out my back). When I'm not running, I start eating a lot more unhealthy things. Then I start gaining weight, my clothes don't fit, and I feel more sluggish/fatigued. 

Meanwhile, Tate has a parasite in his gut and an overgrowth of Candida. (We took him to a pediatric functional medicine doctor, and she ordered a stool analysis on him). So he needs to kill the Candida in his gut (which thrives on sugar). It made me realize it's the perfect time to healthify our eating habits a little (especially while he's taking the medicine to eradicate the Candida).

So for the next week or so I'm going to do the Clean program: smoothie for breakfast, veggies and grains for lunch, and soup for dinner. Here's a little more explanation. I roasted two trays of vegetables with chickpeas and made a big pot of quinoa. I'm excited!

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BabyD said...

So sorry to hear about Tate! How did he get a parasite??

Sara E. Cotner said...

Maybe from all the creeks we swim in? Not sure!

Ananda Van der Westhuizen said...

I do exactly the same thing. The smallest speed bump and I stop running. In my body I know I need to start but my head is just foggy and sluggish.

I hope you feel better and your little one is in good health again.

Sara E. Cotner said...

Definitely, Ananda!

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