Lisa Wilson CHC
Only your best friends and those that truly love you would have the audacity to ask such a question, yet this is how my January went....
Hi Lisa, what happened to your face?
COOKED FOOD HAPPENED TO MY FACE!!! (Seriously.... )
Here is the story:
In October, I discovered a lump on my thyroid. I was diagnosed with "incurable" Graves disease. (Which, by the way, is gone now, holistically, but I will save that story for another day). I did not feel so hot, nor did my throat/thyroid. Cooked foods seemed to sooth my throat. Although, I'm not sure if this was true, or I was just craving my old ways after nearly 3 years of raw foods. I've always been completely honest. I am all raw for some parts of the year, but not all raw, all the time. In the winter, I tend to be 80-90% raw. When my thyroid blew out, I flip flopped that. I was about 20% raw, and 80% cooked. After 3 months of eating this way, it showed up on my face! YIKES! You see, I'm only in Washington DC quarterly, so my friends and colleagues there would notice a change.... and I heard things like this:
- WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR FACE?
- YOU LOOK SWOLLEN, OR BLOATED!
- YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'RE ON STEROIDS.
- YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'VE HAD YOUR WISDOM TEETH REMOVED.
- YOU LOOK TIRED.
None of these statements are something anybody wants to hear....
Back to Raw Foods
I'm happy to report that after just 2 weeks of being back to 100% raw, my "face" was able to correct itself. Remember, your outside is a reflection of what is going on inside... My face was my indication that my body was really wanting more of natures finest foods-RAW FOODS!
These pictures tell the story: the photo on the left is me in November, middle photo was in January and February (current) photo on the right.
I have to admit, it is difficult for me to see my bloated face.... and my puffy eyes...seen in the top row of eyes here. The bottom eyes are current, getting back to normal.
Here is a recap of what "happened" to my face:
|Nov- Dec- Jan||Jan 15- today|
|*more cooked foods than in years||*back to 90-100% raw foods|
|*higher amounts of animal products||*back to RAW! less animal products|
|*chocolate on a daily basis||*no chocolate|
|*minimal exercise||*started a new exercise program|
|*sacred exercise time ignored||*sacred exercise time again|
|*busy schedule||*honoring home, health and family time|
|*too much time in front of computer||*attempting minimal computer time- difficult|
|(EMFs)||with work but trying!|
I'VE NEVER CLAIMED TO BE PERFECT.... BUT ALWAYS AUTHENTIC!!
I mentioned recently that everything that at first appears to be bad, may actually be good. I still believe this. I looked "puffy" for a reason. It was to get me back to what I know to be the best way to care for myself.....
HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE ELSE OUT THERE!
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"After my one week immersion at The Raw Food Institute, my face looked like 10 years had literally been wiped away (BTW, so did my flat tummy). Everyone commented that I looked completely amazing and at 51, that's an incredible feeling. I felt radiant!" Tracie P.
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