Nine days ago, I embarked on a 28 Day Clean Eating Challenge. The first four days were more than rocky to say the least. My body was detoxing and I felt miserable. I had a migraine for four straight days and could barely muster the energy to get out of bed. And then, suddenly, out of the blue, I felt a sudden shift in my health. I woke up feeling good. I mean, really, really good. And I had energy. And I felt motivated. And I could function without having to lay down and take breaks in between tasks. And I didn't have any headaches, or sugar cravings, or the desire to sleep for days.
Truth is, I felt better than I had in years. In total, I had four straight days of almost feeling like my old self. And I began to believe I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. That was until I woke up today. It wasn't a horrible headache, but it was there all the same. It was joined by the evil twins -- sluggishness and fatigue. And so I was reminded that I'm still not off this twisted path of Lyme.
I wish getting better was just a matter of eating clean, but I'm afraid things are more complicated than that. I've been sick for a long time, and it's going to take a considerable amount of time and concentrated effort to put me back together again. Eating clean is definitely part of the equation, though, and probably one of the best things I can do to heal my body. After all, food is medicine. But it's not going to happen overnight. There are no magic pills here.