Wednesday, June 8, 2016

My life has changed

I've hesitated writing a blog post about this because I wanted to make sure it works, because it could be controversial, and because I don't want to come across as preachy.  But it has been four months, it has changed my life and continues to do so, and so I want you to know about it.

Although I've always considered myself very healthy, fit and strong, I began experiencing strange symptoms after the birth of my third child six years ago.  Twice a month, I would get what I came to call "energy drains", where my energy literally drained out of me, I got a headache, felt nauseated and had to lie down in a dark room and sleep.  It felt like symptoms of a migraine although I didn't experience the pounding that other people describe.

You can imagine that with raising three young children and running a farm, these energy drains were very inconvenient, since I literally couldn't function.  Over time, they were not only inconvenient, but very, very scary.  I didn't know what was wrong with me, and after working with naturopaths and accupuncturists for a couple of years, even getting rid of my beloved goats for a while to reduce my work load, things didn't improve.  In fact, they got worse.

I started feeling terrorized by these energy drains because they could strike at any time.  When I scheduled to teach a cheesemaking course at our farm, or planning a getaway, or attending events, I never knew if I could function that day.

For a type A german overachiever and control freak someone who likes things her way, this started getting me seriously down.  Nobody could help me. 

At a local Mardis Gras parade in February, I ran into one of my friends who has suffered from migraines all her life.  She and I are similar: very conscious of eating healthy, organic food, homeschooling our kids, homesteaders.  I respect her opinion.  She told me about a bestselling book she had read, written by a man who apparently has helped thousands of people with their illnesses, and after applying some of his advice, my friend saw vast improvements with her migraines and health. 

At first, I didn't want to listen to her and yet another book about health, because I felt like I was doing everything right, and that I knew this stuff already.  Also, the way author got his information sounded strange to me.  Still, something made me buy the book, and I read it in two days.  It resonated deeply with me.

I won't go into much detail here, but I want to tell you this: I put some of the things he advises into practice immediately - very easy things like drinking a quart of warm water with lemon first thing in the morning, or taking Spirulina and Barley grass juice extract to detox heavy metals from the body.

And here's the miracle:

I have not had a single energy drain for four months, ever since I started implementing some of the stuff the author talks about.

This is why I want you do know about it.  If you have any mystery illnesses or ailments that doctors haven't been able to resolve, or if you want to feel healthy and vibrant, please read this book.  If you have read my blog for a while, you know I don't like to be preachy, but in this case, I think everyone should read the book.  Everyone.  I included a link below, which is an affiliate link, by the way, so I do get a few cents if you do order it though my link, but that's not what I'm after.  I want you to be healthy and vibrant, and this book has changed my life.  

I want you to be open to it, even if you read the first paragraph of the description.  Give it a chance.

Now that I have that off my chest, let me tell you about last week.

It has been HOT, and we are eternally grateful that our neighbors have a pond we can use.  We could go to the creek, but the water there is very cold and not great for swimming in for hours.  And who wants to walk to the creek when it's 102 degrees out, if you can just walk the few steps to the pond?

The boys jump off the dock, Eva paddles around with her life vest on, I watch them and knit socks.  The puppy just learned to swim and spends her whole time at the pond swimming back and forth, tail wagging while she doggy paddles, scooping up tadpoles with her mouth, snapping at water striders.  She's the happiest dog I've ever seen.

Although our life seems leisurely, we've been working hard.  I'm creating an online course on how to raise chickens, so I've been writing and writing, filming how to build a chicken tractor, and editing the movie.  It's a lot of work, but fun, and it will be an awesome course.

In between filming, we try to pay attention to our youngest, poor, neglected child who has to entertain herself for yours while we work.  (The older boys have each other).  It's nice to snuggle up with her on a lawn chair in the shade, take a breather, and feel grateful for our lives.

Her best friend spent a couple of days with us, and the girls foraged for salmon berries.  Lots of them.

Everything's great on the animal and garden front.  The fridge in the goat barn broke, so the piggies got to drink a lot of milk.  They put their whole bodies in the feeding bowl, with their butts sticking up in the air while they happily slurp.

We are eating our first peas from the garden.  Oh, yeah!

And you?  What's happening in your life?

PS: Order the book.  Just do it.


  1. What's happening in my life?
    Come over and read, if you can find the time.

    Now this book.... I am interested in spiritualality and things related, but this... It sounds a bit... I don't know.... Something divine whispering in his ear?
    But I am interested in it, its contents and backgrounds. However before I go out and buy another book (bought too many as it is already) I'd like to discus this "behind the scenes", so to speak. So please drop me a line if you're willing to do so.

    Glad things are working out for you though!

  2. I don't have any health "issues" bit I'll check out the book on your recommendation. A year ago I had 3 what I call ice pick headaches in the month of September. For 15 seconds the most excruciating pain that takes your breath away. On the final headache I was prepared in a certain way and was able to count how long it lasted. But after those 3 I never had another one. I just would like more energy in general. My daily life is Energy Drain! ;-)

    Everything else looks great!

    1. Whew, that sounds crazy and scary, Renee!
      I'm glad you don't have those any more!

    2. Yeah, focused on one small point on the right side of my head and indescribable pain off the chart. I THINK it was from drinking green coffee drinks. I do not tolerate caffeine in any form except black tea. (caffeind, that's what I now call it). I was thinking oh my god brain tumor but no my neurosurgeon uncle said no.

      I'm so glad you don't have Energy Drain Away any more. Food is your best medicine.

  3. Hello there...What an interesting blog! I'm 75 years old and have had health issues most of my life. I have had a lot of pain in my life--six years of debilitating pain from endometriosis, which was finally diagnosed (it was the 1970s). Of course, a hysterectomy was the answer. And the repercussions visited one kind of misery or another throughout the years. And I just spent the last 3 years experiencing different levels of back pain, which turned out to be the result of toxins in my system from 3 abscessed teeth. Over the last 4 months I've had horrible sciatic pain. Sorry to be so brief and vague, but I'm telling you these things to give a little overview of my situation. I live alone, which probably isn't good, but I'm out of pain and I'm doing pretty well overall, Mainly, my energy doesn't hold out, and if I go out of the house on Wednesday, I'm exhausted on Thursday. Also my body stays sore and stiff. So when I read about Anthony William's book, I went straight to Amazon and bought it on Kindle, and I've been reading it all afternoon. His story is incredible, and I'm suspending some of my beliefs to hear what he has to say, all of which are ringing true in every way. Thank you so much for sharing this book and your experience with it, Corina. I'm so glad you found relief and I believe it will help me in many ways.

    1. Yes, you are right, his story is incredible, and although strange in some ways also rings true, right?
      I'm sorry to hear about your health issues. If you read the case studies in his book, you'll realize that some of them sound like what you are describing. It will be interesting to see what changes for you when you apply his advice. Good luck to you on this journey!

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    3. I deleted my comment because there was an error in it. I just wanted to say thanks for the encouragement, and I'll let you know if I can pull off a miracle with Anthony's advice.

  4. I'll have to check out that book - it sounds interesting.

    And as always, I LOVE seeing your pictures! They give me a boost every time I read your I'm normally in a dreary office all day and only get to see my own little homestead when I get home from work. Soon enough, though, I will be able to set aside this job and concentrate full time on farm and family. Until then, I'll live vicariously through the full time farmers and homeschoolers whose blogs I read :^)

    1. Awesome, Tiffany! I'm so glad you are inspired by our life and photos. I'm so excited for you for the time when you get to concentrate on your farm full time!

  5. Hi there, I read this post and was interested in the book, so I borrowed it from my local library. Just curious what recommendations you put into play. I did like some suggestions, but there were lots of supplement recommendations. I dont' want or can't get them all. I have a history of chronic illness/immune related and currently do many mainstream treatments successfully but still have questions and look for natural answers. Can I ask which particular things you picked to add to your daily routine/life?

    1. Hi Linden,
      First, let me say I'm NOT a doctor, so I don't know what you need in your particular case, but I can tell you what I put into practice.
      Every single day:
      1) No refined sugar
      2) 1 tsp of Barley Juice Powder
      3) 2 capsules of spirulina
      4) First thing when I wake up I juice one lemon into one quart of water and put a little honey in it and drink the whole thing
      5) Every now and then I juice celery, cucumber and apple and drink that

      I think why this has worked so well for me is because it's detoxing me and taking away inflammation.

      In August, I want to go all raw for a month and see what that does!

      Good luck!


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