Yummy… ectoplasm.

So for the longest time I’ve been considering the idea of doing some sort of herbal cleanse. I’ve been feeling so gross about my insides after having taken all these drugs and I just feel like purging my body. My insides just feel like a cesspool of gunk. Lovely topic, but it’s true.

I emailed Kidney Nurse about it a few weeks ago and after she had discussed it with the Renal Dieticians, it was pretty much ixnayed on the spot. It would basically do bad things to both my liver & kidneys. So that idea went out the window. Other than the whole detox thing, which I’ve always had an inkling would probably not be the best choice for me in the long run, I’ve been considering the idea of trying this Greens+ stuff that I kept seeing in the store. It seemed like a good idea to at least try it.

So that brings us to today. Mom & I hit up Amaranth Whole Foods Market this afternoon just to wander around. She called just before noon so she could drag me out of the house to do some walking anywhere I pleased. Oddly enough, as incentive to get me out of the house we usually end up buying stuff. Random stuff, but stuff nonetheless — groceries, clothes (Costco), snacks, lunchie, etc… Today was Indian buffet for lunch, Costco granola, almonds, almond milk, apples, a t-shirt & a bottle of Greens+ powder.

According to the info on Greens+, it’s supposed to help: Increase energy levels, Support the immune system, Enhance mental acuity, Cleanse the digestive system and Balance the body’s pH. I could probably benefit from all of the above. This stuff isn’t one of those detoxes/cleanses that immediately flush your entire system all at once and shock it, rather it’s an everyday supplement to get your system moving more regularly. Having said that, the instructions recommend that if you’re new to the product, start with 1tsp Greens+ powder per serving and work your way up to the recommended 3tsp/serving over the span of 3 weeks.

We shall see how it goes. So far, the stuff is GREEN and tastes predominantly of green tea. I imagine this might be kina sludgey once I get to the 3tsp per 250ml of liquid.

In other news: I’m not sleeping. I’m not sleeping well at all. Last night to avoid taking the dilaudid, I turned on the tv and watched all sorts of stuff. Most notably a movie that played on CBC Late Night called Crash. I have never seen so much sex in a movie that wasn’t already deemed a porno. It was intriguing only in the sense that it was hard to turn away from it because the sheer amount of sex in the movie, but disturbing all at the same time. There was sex scene everytime the movie went to commercial. James Spader is certainly tasty looking when he was younger, but then I have a thing for thinner men. :P

All I can say is this: Lots and LOTS of sex.

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5 thoughts on “Yummy… ectoplasm.

    1. TeaseMeGirl

      Okay, I could have SWORN I posted a reply, but it seems to have disappeared into the ether o_O;
      Generally speaking I am pretty leery about introducing immune-altering supplements into the fray of SALLY & the Lupus, but this looked kind of alright. I am aware that some things mix badly with all my meds. (Thank goodness I’m off a lot of them!)
      I bought a small bottle to test out and I’ve started on the lowest doseage, just to see how things go. I’m gonna be watching things pretty carefully, but I guess we’ll see what happens at the end of the month with my bloodwork if it does anything questionable.
      Thanks for the reminder *hugs!* Do you take anything at all to help with energy levels and stuff?

      1. I don’t. Sometimes I really wish I did or could, but I feel my body without a lot of stuff is better than the “treating one thing, worsening another” cycle that I get stuck on really easily.
        I just wanted to remind you, because I know you are new to lupus and have a million things to keep in mind.
        I have wanted to do a cleanse for ages, but like you, I can’t. I have an LJ friend doing her first right now, and she is definitely a fan, which has made me even more interested.

  1. J…. I have been doing more research on detoxes (given that all my alternative healthcare providers think they are great…) and… they are not great.
    For a funny, ‘OMG people really believe this’ article try this: http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/PDF/Detox%20Dossier.pdf, otherwise there is more information at http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/index.php/site/project/47 for a start.
    http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/detox.html
    http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2005/06/detox_diets_don.html
    Given that your liver & kidneys are not happy anyway… anything which puts additional load on them could be more trouble :(

    1. TeaseMeGirl

      *sigh*
      Yeah, I know.. I just feel so YUCKY inside!
      I just don’t know what to do to make it feel less yucky.. if I stopped taking an immunosuppressant and narcotics that might help ;)

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