Healing infertility through nutrition and gentle detox
I’m so excited to write this blog today. One week ago I began the Medical Medium 28 day Healing Cleanse and felt called to share my experience. I’ve been following the Medical Medium (Anthony William) for some time now. I’ve worked closely with gifted teachers and practitioners who are skilled in his work and have guided me through supplements and herb selection and supported me through viral flares and symptoms of detoxing. For those of you unfamiliar with Anthony’s work, his books, The Medical Medium and Life Changing Foods, are game changers in every sense of the word. The overall message is that: 1. We are surrounded by environmental toxins which can build up over our lifetime. 2. We carry viral loads and heavy metals which along with environmental toxins, can make us sick. 3. Thebody can REVERSE disease and heal itself. That’s a really oversimplified version, but the basic premise.
I am very lucky in that I haven’t been diagnosed with any serious disease. That said, there is the issue of what hasn’t exactly been diagnosed. I am one of those women who falls into the category of having “unexplained infertility”. It’s a horribly befuddling term that left me full of questions and despair. Four years ago my husband and I began trying to have a baby. After an unsuccessful year and a half, we turned to the medical model for help. Nobody had answers. My husband was healthy, I was healthy. All the numbers looked really good, tests couldn’t find anything wrong. They suggested IUI (intrauterine insemination) and medication. Not knowing what else to do, we went for it. It failed- four times. I was devastated and vowed to focus on our health and find another path.
In April 2016, I started seeing an acupuncturist and began taking chinese herbs. In addition, we started working with a homeopathic doctor specializing in removing heavy metals from the body in a safe and systematic way. He explained that my husband was loaded with heavy metals and that I had them too, mainly in my ovaries. We detoxed and followed his protocols for 5 months. We were both mostly clear and ready to start trying again. I felt that I needed to go further though, and in October 2016 began working with a new healer who introduced me to Anthony’s work. This healing path has consisted of nutritional support and a lot of really good self care (ahimsa at its finest!). For months I’ve been clearing out viral debris, improving my immune and nervous system, detoxing my liver, and removing any residual heavy metals. I feel really, really great and probably the healthiest I’ve ever been.
Back to present day, I am doing the 28 day Healing Cleanse as described in the Medical Medium book 1 to do a final really deep detox before attempting to try to conceive again. This cleanse is really simple (one thing I love about it) and all natural (the other thing I really love). For 28 days, eat only raw fruit and vegetables. That’s it. I was reluctant to give up olive oil, potatoes, and seeds/nuts at first. Even though I knew I could get incredible amounts of macronutrients and dense amount of nutrition from these foods, it was still a big shift. After a week, I feel amazing. My energy is really great, I feel calm, grounded and radiant. I am practicing listening to my body for any signals that things are moving too fast, but so far, it’s been extremely positive.
Now…on to week 2!!!!
Below are some references for support in this work:
Medical Medium: Secrets behind chronic and mystery illness and how to finally heal
Medical Medium Life Changing Foods: Save yourself and the ones youlove with the hidden healing power of fruits and vegetables
Food Matters (documentary 2008)
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead