Friday, April 27, 2012

Call me radical...The trek ahead is healthy!

Going Glass

Our family (well pretty much me but my husband and son have adapted very well) has made some pretty radical changes since the New Year. Having been at rock bottom as far as health goes, any changes for the better, no matter how radical in my book ARE TOTALLY WORTH IT! Since Rob's healing process began in early January (a few months ago) I have been full throttle in researching a healthier lifestyle. I had got to a point in my life where my dreams of any future were shattered and I found myself daily pleading with God to bring healing. This part of the journey seems like a gift more than a chore of making these changes. After realizing that we were ALL toxic, I had NO problem listening, soaking it in and taking steps to our better life. 

As a female, I have known since the birth of my son that my hormones have been "off." I never wanted to take the time to go to the doctor as I didn't think it was that big of a deal and I've always been anti-meds anyway; assuming since my OBGYN at the time, did in fact prescribe for a possible solution. I never ended up taking those meds as they would have effected my milk production at the time. 

Since our new fork in the road has arrived, I love how God whispers to us at times and allows us to change our course. Now it seems like at every rest stop along the way, He delivers more guidance and more tools for me to draw upon as the "CEO" of my family. The latest tool is GLASS! Storing in plastic can be toxic to the body when it comes to hormone production! (Who knew?) Unfortunately, this also means bottled water. According to David Wolfe on "Hungry for Change," he comments about all bottled water on the market today. In order for the water to be non-toxic, the plastic bottles would have to sit for a year (hollow) in order to detoxic their toxic properties. We all know that NO company has this kind of patience when it comes to making money so they bottle the water as soon as the plastic is done being molded. AND what gets me? THE FDA SAYS THIS IS FINE!!!  The government in my opinion is a whole new post so we'll save that for later.   

So my project lately has been saving anything glass and transferring over things slowly. It's a process and for some, too overwhelming. I get that. BUT when you've looked at death straight in the face, (for me it was planning our future as a single mom without the love of my life) that was the most overwhelming. This is simply my way of bouncing back, enjoying God's gift of a second chance. With that said, I will RECYCLE and definitely REDUCE our use of plastic, however, I choose now not to REUSE. We are going glass! 

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