About Susan and Her Recovery to Health and Wholeness with Mucus-Free Plant-Based Raw Food; Bone broths; Liver Cleansing; Kambo and Shamanism; and Meditation
Chronic FatigueSusan ‘s recovery to health involved nourishment on many levels. She had suffered from “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”. This is really an umbrella label for many types of fatigue symptoms. In a nutshell, her immune system had completely crashed. This was triggered by becoming emotionally overwhelmed or stressed by unresolved past life events and a course of antibiotics for tonsillitis. Susan had felt she had suffered from what some would refer to as a spiritual crisis which eventually helped her discover her true path.During the time she had fallen ill, she had to give up her work, sell her house, and she was off work then, for around 4 years. All this was mainly due to a lack of understanding, by various health practitioners about what was actually going on.Susan had reached depths of despair.Previous to this Susan had always been quite a happy go, lucky person, with plenty of Joie de vivre, before the onset of her poor health.
Susan has had many years experience with naturopathy, nutrition, and holding various health-related workshops, and talks. Susan is also a trained Kambo facilitator.
Here is a brief list of some of the symptoms she had endured before reaching a path of better health:
Loss of around 2 stone or 12.7 kg. I weighed 6.5 stone.
No period (Amenorrhoea) for 2 years
Cravings for foods that I never even liked before, especially extra sweetness and melted cheese
Terrible mood swings and bouts of crying for no apparent reason
Extreme depression. I felt I was dying, which I probably was on many levels. I had feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. And experienced feelings of being suicidal
Complete loss of spirit almost feeling numb and no emotion. Before when I would see an animal I would feel all soft and gushy. These feelings were no longer there. This is spiritual distress – PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Complete loss of confidence
Loss of libido
Withdrawal from socializing. I felt disconnected
Constant aches and pains down the sides and back of legs
Inability to relax and anxiety mainly caused by hardly any gut flora
Severe IBS and dysbiosis. There was a complete absence of Lactobacillus acidophilus growth. This was diagnosed by a lab stool test. All bacteria have consciousness and they feel the stress too. I had a course of antibiotics before falling ill and this wiped out my Gut Microbiome
Sinus problems – the sinuses are connected to what goes on in the gut and pain/grief
Constant everyday nausea – liver imbalances and dampness, dysbiosis
Mental and physical fatigue. I was as fatigued in the morning, upon awakening, as much as when I went to bed
Achlorhydria – an absence of hydrochloric acid in the stomach (lab test)
Extreme low amino acid profile (lab test)
Cleansing your inner pipes is like adding real health insurance
The start of the journey of healing
Susan began the journey of healing with Chinese Medicine. She was advised to drink liters of bitter Chinese Herbs, for a number of months, along with having regular Acupuncture. This helped to rebalance the hormonal system. In 2006 Susan then came across a prominent leading Iridologist John Andrews, with whom she trained with, and after a consultation, he informed me that she would benefit from eating an organic rawfood 100% diet; chew her food well; and follow her intuition. He explained to Susan that her main physiological imbalance was the dysbiosis and chronic hypoglycemia. Anyone who has a low immune system needs to avoid all processed sugar. Sugar has a huge effect on your immune system, the neutrophils (white blood cells) are not able to function with the action of phagocytosis (cell eating) by up to 5 hours. 80% of your immunity is in the GUT, having a healthy gut microbiome
Susan also came to learn and understand more about what creates a healthy being
Intention is medicine
Susan gradually introduced the uncooked raw organic plant-based food bit by bit. Susan learned to be gentle with herself and allowed herself to learn from her mistakes. However, when she ate cooked food, she noticed that some of the previous unwanted symptoms returned
During this time Susan began a liquid diet. This felt great and she learned to chew on the liquids.
Susan’s head felt clearer, where focus and concentrate improved. Also, there was an increase in energy, and generally feeling a lot happier. Digestion felt better and the candida/dysbiosis symptoms began to disappear. And my skin began to glow. Digestion felt better and the candida/dysbiosis symptoms began to disappear. And my skin began to glow.
You are not only what you eat, but, what you can digest in life. If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?
Introduction to Plant-based, mucus-free raw food and bone broths
Mucus-free food is based on nature and it is mentioned in Traditional Chinese Medicine, although mucus is referred to dampness. Food is at its best when it is wild and non-hybridised. Susan noticed further improvement when she introduced this way of living. This was also helped by carrying out cellular rejuvenation, such as colon cleansing and liver cleansing.
One of the biggest changes Susan experienced was the change in body shape. All the puffiness disappeared, which was related to eating too many inflammatory foods.
The next steps involved was the introduction of grass fed bone broths
Liver, Gallbladder Cleansing
When you reduce inflammation which is present in disease, it will help to open up all the channels of detoxification and nourishment. This can be helped by introducing easy to digest, warmed to body temperature, alkaline, mucus-free plant-based food
If you are contemplating the journey of cleansing and healing; you may wish to consider cleansing years of old eating habits that have caused a congested liver and gallbladder, pancreas and colon. These congested organs lead to many imbalances and are related to the cause of almost every disease you can think of. A congested liver can be brought on from early childhood and many other stresses
Love Your Liver, Feel Alive book
was written after following the plant-based diet and cleansing the liver. Did you know that a fatty liver has become an epidemic in today’s world? The increase has gone from 0 – 30% in just 30 years! Non- alcoholic liver disease is a recent disease. Most diseases, such as inflammatory bowel problems, even simple constipation, obesity, heart problems, asthma, depression, high cholesterol, liver cirrhosis, secondary diabetes, anxiety, hormonal issues, chronic fatigue, candida, and many other health conditions can all benefit from cleansing the gallbladder and liver. Available on Kindle and softback on Amazon
Healing with Kambo and Shamanism and meditation
Susan’s path into Shamanism, natural medicine and meditation began when there was much- needed exploration and inquiry due to her own poor health and PTSD
Susan was fortunate enough to attend many beautifully led plant medicine ceremonies. In 2014 Susan visited the Amazon jungle and spent time with the Huni Kuin tribe where she experienced many shamanic rituals and medicines such as Ayahuasca and fresh Kambo. You can read more here about this journey into the Amazon abyss. Feeling eternally grateful to have this printed in the Sacred Hoop magazine in 2018 March edition.
However, it was during the second training of Kambo in the Peruvian Amazon jungle with Kambo Naturista, in 2018 whilst carrying out 3 weeks of Kambo and Dieta that finally allowed a release of deep-seated PTSD. This led to more life changes including diet, re-introducing meditation and other lifestyle changes Click here for more information Susan trained in Kambo with Giovanni Lattanzi and Kambo Naturista and is a member of Kambo Naturista Practitioners.