I am going to share a story, because as a Naturopath I do not want it to be thought nothing can ever happen to me. I want you to know that sometimes, life happens…to all of us. Recently, I spoke at an event where we were fed a healthy dinner. I was really impressed with the effort put into ensuring it was all healthy. I chose the Red Snapper with bone-in and Spinach. I woke up the next morning with Food Poisoning. I was dizzy, had the runs, and was vomiting. I knew it was food poisoning the minute I smelled the poop which did NOT smell or look like my usual at all!
I have suggested on numerous occasions that your pee and poop be examined closely because this is the best way to monitor your health. Once again…Pay attention to your pee and poop. On this morning my pee was very, very acrid, which is almost NEVER unless I am eating Asparagus.
I knew the Good Doctor had to get into action and Doctor on myself. ASAP. I was fortunate enough to have these items in my First Aid Cabinet and I want you to be equally equipped when things happen to you and your family. Your cabinet must be stocked for emergencies to keep you out of emergency rooms so that you can heal yourself. As we embark on the “Healthy New You Program” I want you get your Emergency Nutraceuticals in order.
The First thing I did was take:
- Activated Charcoal – This product soaks-up un-wanted toxins and poisons in the body and helps them to be eliminated.
- Gastrex (by Standard Process) – This amazing product is wonderful for any kind of digestive upset and food Poisoning. I went back to sleep and every time I was awakened to poop I took something else.
- Jamaican Moringa – A wonderful adaptogen which helps to detoxify at a cellular level. com/DrBrookshire
- RevitaBlu – A Stem Cell Nutrient to help support the Stem Cells. Mine were definitely under attack! JeunesseGlobal.com
- MicroDaily Hyrdo – a supplement to replace the Micro-Nutrients a body needs especially when under seige by toxins and oxidative cellular stress.
By 2pm I was feeling myself again. By 4pm I was drinking Moringa Detox Tea & eating Butternut Squash Soup and writing about this experience.
Some of you may be saying that is tooooo… much!! No, it is not. When something happens to me, I go ROGUE! You must go Rogue on an invader. If not, it can hang around for days … No one has time for that. The longer an invader is allowed to hang around, the longer it has an opportunity to take-up residence deciding it likes your nice, warm body. Nope… I call out all Poisons… They have GOT to go. When actively working on expelling the toxicity, with every bathroom run… pay attention. Because I went to work on myself, the smell was less and less intense every time I went to the bathroom.
Here are some other First Aid Cabinet must haves:
.Digestive Enzymes – I love DGL by Enzymatic Therapy. These chewable wafers are great to put out the fire of Acid Reflux and Heartburn. Chew 4-5 of them before eating, after eating or anytime the fire feels out of control.
.Hydrogen Peroxide – Yes, regular drug store or even Dollar Store Peroxide. I use Peroxide whenever I feel something nasty trying to sneak up on me that if it is not addressed will progress into something major. I use it as an Ear Therapy because the ears are the entry point of infection. The Peroxide will draw out infection from the ears. It will also lower a fever without drugs. Respect the Fever and please… use NO Fever lowering meds… repeat… NO Fever lowering meds.
.Oil of Oregano – 2 weeks ago at the got a Manicure/Pedicure got chills because the place was cold and when I came home I felt like something was coming on. I took two full droppers of Oil of Oregano, chased it with water, and went to bed early. The next day it was as if nothing ever happened.
.Marshmallow Root Capsules – This herb is a Demulcent. It softens the mucous membranes so that the phlegm can leave the body. While taking this product it will make you thirsty so that the mucous can run out of the body. It will come from EVERY available hole! Do not be alarmed at the color of the mucous, the quantity, and the smell. It will feel like you are ridding yourself of everything that has been hanging around since first grade.
.Deep Tissue Oil – This product from Dr. Schulze’s American Botanical Pharmacy is excellent for aches, pains, and sprains. My daughter is a dancer and is never without it in her dance bag. It contains Wintergreen Oil, Habanero Pepper, and Botanical Menthol to name a few ingredients. Order at 1.800.HERB.DOC.
.Bach Flower Rescue Remedy Cream – In our house this product is simply known as “The Cream” and replaces Neosporin for any scratch, scrape, or burn. I have experienced it literally healing overnight.