Let food be thy medicine.
I could go on talking about my Juice/Reboot fast, which isn’t really a fast at all at this point, but that’s not exactly what you’re looking for in a Cats TCM Blog, is it? Admit it. You’re over this topic. That’s ok. I can understand that. I would, however, like to take a moment and tell you what I’ve learned from all of this.
The short version is this: if the world ate like this you and I would be treating a vastly different set of problems in our patients. In eight short days I have seen a world of difference in my own body. One of the biggest surprises is that my stress is much lower and my anxiety levels went from a 7/10 to a very manageable 2/10. My memory and concentration have improved greatly. I have far more energy too. Before I started this Reboot my energy levels hovered between 3-5/10. Now I feel more like a 7-8/10. Sleep is easier and more restful. I haven’t had an energy drop in the afternoons during this whole 8 day change. My cravings for carbs and fats have dropped to a 1/10, which I can manage pretty well. Digestion is pretty good, but still needs some work. And I’ve actually discovered that I don’t loathe a lot of vegetables I thought I couldn’t tolerate. I actually even like a few, like fresh spinach, which has a nutty taste. Who knew?! (But not broccoli…that’s still disgusting.)
I know the conventional wisdom says it takes more than 8 days to change your life, but I’ve started down a path on which I want to continue. I’ll check in about this from time to time, but for now we’ll move on.
Engage in self-care, peeps!