MY FIRST ASTHMA ATTACK, AT THREE YEARS OLD
At three years old, I had my first Asthma attack. (Mum told me about some baby milk scandal back in the 60's, where babies died). That was my first ever memory. Crying for my mum, and watching her leave the hospital. Back then, parents were not allowed to stay with their children. Thankfully, things have changed today. But sadly, we still live in the dark ages, when it comes to NUTRITION!
I was a sickly child. Often off school with Asthma.
I CAME OFF MY INHALERS IN MY 20'S (PET AND SMOKE FREE HOME)
When I lived with my NZ boyfriend in Wimbledon, I managed to get off my Inhalers. I was living in a pet, and smoke free zone. But every time I visited family, who had pets, I got ill. You guessed it, I am allergic to animals. So why the heck did I eat animal products? Hallo! Because I was not educated that they made me ill.
WHEN MY ASTHMA REALLY WENT DOWN HILL
My on-line business got destroyed by EVIL ELITES. So I had no choice but to take a low paid job locally. I got a job in the school canteen. It was part time, and fitted in with Melody's (daughter) school times. However, she used to get really upset when I had to work if she was off school. Melody felt she needed me when she was ill, and wanted me at home full time. That is natural. And being an old fashioned mum, it used to upset me seeing her so sad. As I wanted her to have good childhood memories.
Anyway, the school canteen was very run down. The ASBESTOS ROOF, leaked. It even dripped into my pudding. I asked to change my dessert, and was told, "NO!" Why, because the Council can be quite bullying. And the chef was no doubt worried about getting into trouble if one dessert was missing. I did not want to cause an argument, so stupidly eat the pudding. The staff laughed, and joked about how it could kill me, with regards to the asbestos. Working in the school canteen made me so ill with Asthma, I had to take time off work. Water used to come into the kitchen. The floor would be wet in the morning. The Council did end up putting in fans when I got back to work after being ill, to try and stop the damp. I am amazed the canteen passed the Health and Hygiene tests, because it was so run down.
At night I could not breathe, the inhalers were not working. I felt awful. Having never felt like this before, I was worried! And asked for a Chest X-Ray. Sadly, the doctor was not very sympathetic, she took no notice about my concerns about the Asbestos. And when I asked if I could have the X-Ray without my daughter knowing, as I did not want to upset, or worry her. The doctor got really funny with me. I ended up having to go on a strong inhaler. This thankfully worked. But who is laughing now! I know more than my doctor about nutrition, and how it cures illness.
HOW HOME EDUCATION CHANGED OUR LIVES
Melody was struggling with school. She got bullied in Primary by some children and teachers. But there were some lovely teachers. Sadly, the bad ones made her school life a misery. Having moved her from one class once. I knew I could not move her again. So had no option but to take her out of school. We met some Home Ed friends in Weymouth, who changed our life.
My friend is an ex Nurse. She told me, "Sharon, you have to get Melody and yourself off the Inhalers, they damage your health!" I looked at how healthy she was compared to me. Especially, as she is older. I had Asthma, and a poor diet. My legs were giving way, join pains etc. Stomach felt like I had some strange bug growing in it. Seeing her eat healthy, and tasting her food really inspired me. She is Vegan, and tries to eat organically. When we visited, she showed me some information on Buteyko. How to breathe through your nose. But I had this gut feeling my Asthma was diet related.
When I got home, I researched You Tube. And found MY HERO, Dr Michael Greger. I watched as many of his videos as possible. In 2015 I started an Asthma Diary.
I now keep a hard back diary. And record everything I eat. What I know for sure, is that you cannot go part healthy, and part junk. I love Ice cream, and cheese. And thought I could swing it, to have treats at weekend. But I ended up back on the Inhaler.
BACK THEN I THOUGHT ONLY ORGANIC FOODS CURED ILLNESS. NOW I KNOW YOU CAN EAT ANY FRUIT, AND VEG. Buy what you can afford, and grow foods if possible. Also learn about foraging, which is something I would love to know more about.
Thanks to Dr Michael Greger, I am now Asthma free. And intend on sticking to the Whole Food Plant Based Diet, with no JUNK!
IF DOCTOR GREGER IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR GOOGLE, HE SHOULD BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU!
When I was pregnant with Melody, the nurse tried to false me to have a Down Syndrome test. I refused. There was no way on earth, they were sticking a massive huge needle in my belly. It was pretty obvious, that it could kill Melody. I was right, they were wrong! I knew in my heart there was nothing wrong with my baby. And even if there was, I would live with it, because as long as she was not in pain I just wanted her alive. Just like Charlie's parents. That is normal! What is not normal is giving a baby a death sentence, when the doctors have caused the damage. I.e. taking Charlie off breast milk.
What I found very bullying about the health system. Was that the nurse ignored me when I said, "No to the Down Syndrome test." She started talking to my partner, as if I was not even in the room. Totally ignorant! I told her, "NO WAY, MY BABY, MY BODY!"
CANNOT WAIT TO GET THIS BOOK FOR MY FAMILY, THEY ARE FUSSY EATERS!
I know I can cure my families health too, but need a little help from Dr Greger's recipes.
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