Since the recent posting of my newest profile picture on Facebook, I have had a few people ask me the secret to my success with cannabis and supplements. What it is that I am doing. And while I can tell you that there is not a super pill, there is a list of things that I follow. I am often surprised at the reactions when I explain the things that I do.
stay as close to God made as possible
Let me first start by telling you that my goal is to stay as close to God made as possible. I absolutely believe the Bible to be the word of God. 1 Peter 2:24 states “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Kings 3:14 says “and if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you long life.” Hosea 4:6 “my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. …” I am not going get churchie here but just to point out where my faith lies. Why things had to get so bad before getting better, I don’t know. Why must a caterpillar die before the butterfly emerges?
Yes, I have made mistakes and still do, but God is gracious to forgive them and forget after I ask. I also knew that I could not thrive without gaining a lot of knowledge that pertained to me.
I despise pharmaceuticals! Having had to take some antibiotics because of such serious infection(s), I was prescribed Opioids for the pain in my legs at night and Baclofen to help reduce the severe muscle spasticity. I found cannabis, a God given herb, will control both pain and spasticity without the nasty side effects. If you know me, you can remember the terrible condition that I was in 4 – 5 years ago. My goal has not changed and though it seemed like it was not working, I believed that what I was learning and knew would not fail.
cannabis and supplements
I have been taking nutritional supplements since 2007 because it sounded like a good idea. I’ve also known that I had to take responsibility and learn all that I could about was I was taking. You’ll find that Youngevity’s Beyond Tangy Tangerine to be a complete supplement lacking only the omega fatty acids. To my discovery that in the chronic condition that I was in I needed to add more to it. So, I also add selenium, calcium, and vitamin D3, found in Youngevity’s Pollen Burst, to my daily routine. There was a time that I really needed my protein level up and Youngevity has a great powder for that. Probiotics and prebiotics to repair the gut from the antibiotics.
I found out nearly 3 years ago that I was 190 pounds overweight! Still hard for me to confess that. That is hard to lose when you can exercise but how do you do it sitting in a wheelchair? I knew that I could lose the weight following a high protein, low carb diet. But knowing if I stopped the fat would return so I made a lifetime eating change. As of my last weight check in Feb., I am down 91 pounds. I do use an online site to help me track what I eat so that I can know and no longer guess at the amounts I eat.
I think the bottom line is simple, maybe not easy. I had to decide what was important to me. Once that was done it was a daily and sometimes hourly struggle to follow through. There were many nights that I would go to bed with an oxygen hose in my nose, that I asked God to take me home, but if I awake in the morning I would do my best to bring him praise. I have modified my Grammy Pratt’s bedtime prayer. “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray dear Lord, my soul, you’ll keep. If I should die and not awake, I pray dear Lord my soul you’ll take. If I should live another day, in my heart dear Lord I pray you’ll stay.”