Saturday, September 12, 2009

Kombucha and Pilates

Things are going great! I've been so busy I haven't had much time to write.

The sauerkraut with carrot, garlic, and onions was phenomenal! My 11 year old eats it all the time, tons of it! My 21 year old was even putting it on her english muffins! We really use it on everything. I just bottled 7 quarts that I made last week. Maybe some of it will last so we can taste what it's like after continuing to ferment for a few more weeks.

It took me about a week to make the scoby from a bottle of store bought kombucha. Now I've made my own batch with green tea. It's great!! I love it! My 11 year old loves it, too, and my husband told me to put his name on a bottle so when he wants some it's still there. With six people living in our house right now, things don't always last long in the refrigerator .... you think you will get to eat some of something and then it's gone.

Kombucha is supposed to be wonderful for you. It's a strong detoxer, so it helps with general health and all kinds of illness. I read that Ronald Reagan took it to help his battle with cancer back in the 80's, and if you remember, cancer was not what he ended up dying of many years later. Also, the man who makes Synergy Kombucha has it printed right on the bottle that he started bottling it because of the role it played in helping his mother heal of breast cancer. I am happy to be adding it to my health regimen.

I notice if I drink kombucha early in the day it makes me a little tired. I'm thinking it must be the heavy detox abilities. Simple solution .... my sleep is light anyway, so I drink it later in the day, so if it makes me tired, that's just a bonus.

My digestion has been great! Food has been digesting. Amazing. The Dr. Natura cleanse has really been doing its job, too. I won't go into the stuff I've seen .... let's just say, it's about time to be getting rid of it.

So, onto the really fun stuff .... pilates!! I started my first teacher training class today!! After the administrative stuff, we talked about who we were and why we were there .... also, a little about our bodies. I told about my Lyme and how my left side was more affected and weaker. The teacher and her #2 were really excited to see how I moved because of the noticeable difference in strength that I mentioned I had. I wasn't sure what that meant .... till later.

Later they chose two of us to walk across the room a few times while the rest watched. Then I stood there and they showed where I was out of alignment. They found the same twisted body my massage therapist and my chiropractor have found (stay tuned for the next blog on what chiropractic has done for me the past few weeks).

Because of the way pilates is done lying down, the focus can be on proper spinal alignment. Because of this, you work out with your bone structure in the right place, which strengthens and stretches the muscles properly as opposed to when you work out standing up and with your improper alignment, which just reinforces the problems.

I have been taking pilates twice weekly because it's so much more expensive than just going to the gym. With the teacher training series, you are expected to work out as much as possible and it's all included in the price, so now I get to do it every day! I am really, really excited about this.

Dr. W in Germany really stressed how the body needed to be aligned properly for the energy to flow. Since the light treatment is energy, it's essential to Bionic treatment. He even is a licensed chiropractor in addition to being an MD so he can do these adjustments. Pilates is all about restoring proper functioning and alignment of the body. This will certainly be good for me.

More to come later on how much chiropractic adjustments have helped me.


Alix said...

Thanks so much for your well-written detailed updates of the Photon therapy. I'm fascinated by its possibilities and am looking into it for me and my daughter.

I read your entire blog in the past hour! I've never done that before!!

I'm curious if you were gluten intolerant before your trip to Germany?

Do you think going to germany with an 8 year old is a good idea, so we could both be treated? Or, as you so brilliantly did, is it better to bring the treatment back home? I worry I won't do the treatments right.

How did you learn how to do it? Just from Dr. W?

Thanks again!!!

Alix said...

re: reading your entire blog -- I'm a big blog reader, but have never been compelled to read every post.

sixgoofykids said...

Hi Alix! Thank you for reading it, all of it, wow! I clicked on your name and see you write several blogs yourself. I'll have to check them out.

My daughter was considered in remission so there was never discussion over bringing her with me. She was doing great, so I knew I could treat her at home without the benefit of the infusions after the treatments. She also did not have the benefit of the "live" vials. We're not really sure what "live" vials means, but we're thinking perhaps mother tincture? (We being me and others who have gone)

I was gluten intolerant and 100% gluten free for two years. I would get sick over a crumb. For this reason, we originally thought I might have celiac disease. I was able to eat gluten again after abx treatment for bartonella and parasite treatment. This was more than a year prior to my Germany trip.

My gut is the one thing that is not completely healed. I think more time eating the fermented foods with the natural probiotics and enzymes will help it to heal. Getting rid of the pathogens is one thing, healing is something else.

I learned how to do the treatments in Germany. They really are not difficult. Dr. W explains it all. I think the best way to treat is to go to Germany, so I would take the 8 year old if you can. Dr. W has so much experience, plus the infusions are a help. Again, it was because my daughter was in remission, though we did treat her when I returned to be sure she was done with Lyme.

sistersinlyme said...


I was reading through your blog and was intrigued by your trip to Germany.We have two daughters (20 and 24) with Lyme and I have thought about making this trip. I originally read about Biophoton treatments in Connie Strasheim's new Lyme book and I was wondering about your experience.

If you had to do it all over again, would you go? Do you feel like a major portion of your healing came from the treatments and your follow ups?

Thanks for help!

Jeff Hill

sixgoofykids said...

Jeff, Yes!! I would certainly do it again if I had to do it over! I do feel that the major part of my getting better had to do with the photon treatment. I actually never dreamt I'd reach this level of functionality again since I was sick and undiagnosed for so long. I see others struggle on abx for years and years so thought that for sure that would be me.

There were other things I had to address, but I have found through trial and error that I feel best if I treat the pathogens only with the photons. I also use diet to heal my gut and various other measures for detoxification. I've had to treat parasites herbally.

I hope your daughters both recover quickly. It's sad to see the younger generation sick with this, too.