I was up until after midnight last night reading and processing the available information on nourishing my body back to health. It seems there are a number of considerations.
I need to detox.
I need to alkalize my internal environment.
I need to drastically improve my red blood count.
I have to decide what I will put in my body in what combinations and when.
I was awake at 6 AM this morning processing all that information. There were things to be done. There was filtered water to retrieve from the massage center next door. There was lemon to squeeze into said water. There was extra virgin olive oil to swallow.
That last one will make a person question how badly one desires healing.
I decided it was time to add walking to my morning routine, so I put on my tennis shoes and took a walk around the block. It’s actually more like 4 blocks. And with no significant quantities of O2 hitting the cells, it didn’t happen at a super fast pace.
That’s okay. At least it happened.
Then there was the post-walk vinegar-water drink to consume.
Breakfast was next on the agenda. Modified Huevos Rancheros. There were tomatoes to dice, onions to mince, and garlic to smash. A dash of olive oil in a skillet over moderate heat turned my veggie mixture into a warm, juicy topping for two gently-fried, sunny-side-up eggs plucked from the hens nest within the last two days.
The delicious aroma almost dragged my 14 year old out of bed. Almost.
The taste was pretty darn good, too. Why don’t I cook like this all the time?
Oh yeah….I’m a bit on the lazy side.
My flank steak for lunch needed a marinade, so I quickly threw that together, went next door to give a massage, and came right back to start chopping cabbage and shredding carrots for a modified coleslaw recipe. It seems healthy and healing bodies really like raw cabbage.
And yes, I used a cutting board and a knife to shred my cabbage…by hand…my hand.
FYI–I’m accepting donations for a really good food processor if anyone is feeling sorry for me yet.
Oh, and there was celery to prepare for my morning snack. The meal plan calls for almond butter, but my chiropractor indicated my body is not ready for nuts, so I made some hummus instead.
My Asian marinated flank steak was pretty darn good, and my coleslaw was edible.
More reading and information processing plus ordering a bottle of liquid iron supplement from drugstore.com, then my body demanded a nap, so I obliged it.
Post nap found me standing at the cutting board again. There was guacamole to make which means more tomato and onion dicing, lemon juicing, and avocado smooshing. Cucumbers needed slicing. Cantaloupe needed prepping. Squash for the grill had to be scrubbed and sliced.
I was busy.
Supper for me consisted of grilled turkey tenderloins, grilled squash, cucumbers and guacamole, and cantaloupe.
This is actually a pretty yummy way of life, and the chickens are eating quite well off of the trimmings and cuttings.
I’m wondering how in the world this is gonna work when I actually have a busy day and no time to shop, prep, and plan food.
Next up……figure out how to grow and juice wheat grass.
I’m now taking donations for the arse kicking (or in this case wheat grass smooshing) Omega juicer.