I grew up watching old movies in black and white from the 1950s and I remember thinking I wanted to be like those women when I grew up. Their skin looked flawless and they were so perfect! What was different about those times? Diet. And by diet, I mean what you eat. Those days were long before fast food chains, refined sugar, and processed everything. Things were organic (because really there was nothing else around) and people made things from scratch at home.
A couple of years back I looked in the mirror and I didn’t recognize that old woman looking back at me. Wow! I had really let myself go! How could I possibly have stopped taking care of myself? Had life passed me by as I worried about everything around me, even the things that were out of my control? I spent the rest of the evening moping on the couch while re-watching those old movies. Those were some gorgeous, additive-free women right there!
The next day I made a pact with myself that in two years from then, I would have changed my life around. Well, the day came three weeks ago and I have changed my life around. You might think that for someone in her fifties it’s too late, but I don’t think it is. Sure, some habits were harder to change than others, but I did it.
My first step was to clean my house of every food that wasn’t organic and get rid of everything that was refined or processed. I then started with a cleansing detox for one week, which included organic Chaga tea every morning, to eliminate every toxin in my body. The most difficult part was to get over the crankiness, but I managed it well with meditation and runs (more runs than meditation, actually).
The only thing I haven’t changed my diet since those first days was the wild Chaga mushroom tea I have every morning to boost my immune system. This was by far my best discovery during this process.