Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Why Wait?...

Dear Diary, 

When my Mom got "sick" I remember researching The Gerson Therapy. "The Gerson Therapy is a powerful, natural treatment that boosts your body's own immune system to heal cancer, arthritis, heart disease, allergies, and many other degenerative diseases. One aspect of the Gerson Therapy that sets it apart from most other treatment methods is its all-encompassing nature. An abundance of nutrients from thirteen fresh, organic juices are consumed every day, providing your body with a superdose of enzymes, minerals and nutrients. These substances then break down diseased tissue in the body, while enemas aid in eliminating the lifelong buildup of toxins from the liver." 

My Mom was diagnosed with Brain Cancer and passed away after 2 heartbreaking years of battling the terrible disease. She really tried everything that she thought would help/cure her cancer; but was scared. The thought of 'wasting' precious time on 'natural treatment' wasn't an option at the time. "The Gerson Therapy seeks to regenerate the body to health, supporting each important metabolic requirement by flooding the body with nutrients from almost 20 pounds of organically grown fruits and vegetables daily. Most is used to make fresh raw juice, one glass every hour, 13 times per day. Raw and cooked solid foods are generously consumed. Oxygenation is usually more than doubled, as oxygen deficiency in the blood contributes to many degenerative diseases. The metabolism is also stimulated through the addition of thyroid, potassium and other supplements, and by avoiding heavy animal fats, excess protein, sodium and other toxins."

But why? Why is it that we wait until we are "sick" to make a huge life-transforming change in our lives and diets? What are we so skeptical about? Why are we so fearful of nature's ability to heal us naturally? Well, here's more "proof" that more often than not, regenerating our bodies with all-encompasing nature, minerals, and nutrients is simply just what are bodies are needing... 


Men Beware (and be warned before reading on...) I have been contemplating writing this next bit, for weeks because it just seemed 'strange'. It just seemed like a coincidence. But as I have 'researched' and spoken to 'other' women; I know now that its a fact not fiction.... 


Ever since I was 12 years old I have battled with extremely heavy periods. I warned you! I will spare all those who are continuing to read on the scary gory details and simply say, my periods have always been "heavy". Not just "heavy" but combined with terrible cramps, bloating, and many tears. When I was 14 years old I was put on birth control pills to 'help' balance my hormones and calm my cycle. I was on birth control pills from the age of 14 years until I was 24 years old. OMG, right? That's what I thought. But every time I would go to the Doctor and ask questions about the negative effects of being on birth control so young and for so long; I'd always get the same responses... "There are no negative side effects of being on birth control pills for so many years", "No, it won't decrease your chances of getting pregnant", and my personal favorite... "Well, do you want to get pregnant right now?" At the age of 18 years old, do they think I'm crazy? 

Well, luckily enough when I did finally stand up for myself and my health, I had no problem getting pregnant a few years later. Nonetheless, since the age of 24 years old (I am now 31 years old) I have reverted back to having to deal with extremely heavy periods, horrible cramps, and hormone surges through the roof. Until... I embarked on this journey. 

I started eating really 'clean' and mostly raw about 3 months ago; and my last two periods have been almost un-noticable. Okay, that's an exaggeration... But seriously, nothing like before. And like I said, I am not the only one who's had similar experiences with female hormonal re-balancing. Its simply amazing to me, that after all those years of taking a little pill (made from who knows what) I could simple change my diet and get the same better results. So I have to ask again, why is it that we wait until we are "sick" to make a huge life-transforming change in our lives and diets? Why do we just sit back and listen to what our Doctors are telling us without giving nearly as much 'credit' to ourselves and to nature to do what it knows is best? 

Today was Day 1: I am embarking upon a 21 day cleanse... The 21 Day Cleanse from Kris Carr the author of Crazy Sexy Diet & Crazy Sexy Cancer, because I am NOT waiting to get "sick" to make a change!!!

CRAZILY yours, 



  1. It's 6:45 in the morning and I'm sitting here with my green lemonade and reading your post. Great way to begin my day. I love your understanding of what it means to be healthy and how our bodies strive for health. I am inspired by your path.

    I'm going to let this all sit with me as I shower and dress and go to class this morning. I think there's a .... there's a very big message here, my dear. Thanks for being willing to share so openly.

  2. Did I heed the warning or did I keep reading? Yep you guessed it, I kept reading...DOH!!! So I think I'll just comment on the stuff before the "pause". Maggie, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom and it sounds like she did put up a strong and brave battle. CANCER SUCKS!!!

    I'm still trying to get used to how open you are about yourself (I don't remember that about you). That tells me that you are a very trusting person, which is a great quality to have!! I'm more of the suspicious and judgmental type, which has served me well in my career but not necessarily something I like about myself. I literally have to tell myself before going into a social setting--OK try and accept everybody here for who they are and like them. Your openness makes you vulnerable, I've had it drilled into me that vulnerability will get me hurt. I keep telling myself that someday (retirement) I won't have to be like this anymore, but wonder what kind of person I've become in the meantime and if I've waited to long. I admire how courageous you are for following your spirit!!!

  3. Hey, Crazy Girl. As I'm reading Crazy Sexy Diet, I'm understanding more and more about pH, the acid/alkaline balance, and the mechanics of oxygenation. The benefits of water, oxygen, phytonutrients and the dangers of sugar are all beginning to make sense to me now. Thanks for writing this post.