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I just got back home this week from a 3-week trip to see family. It's hot here; it was a bit of a shock for both my cat and me when we got off the plane. Food wise the last 3 weeks were pretty much all over the place. It's not just family dinners. It's the stress I feel whenever I'm in my hometown. I got fresh produce as soon as I got back but right now I’ll have to go for vegan high raw but not fully raw. Something happened last time I was 100% raw, it felt great for a while but then I started to feel unsatisfied. Not craving any particular food, just feeling that what I was eating wasn’t satisfying me anymore. Maybe I needed to eat larger meals. I don’t know. Maybe I couldn’t find enough variation, I went through all the greens I could find at the organic market but I’ll admit the selection felt a bit limited. I don’t know. But I’ll think I’ll try to go for a healthy whole foods vegan diet now with lots of fresh, raw produce. But not a 100% again. Not right now anyway.
I'm now trying to finish the huge cleaning/cleansing job I started in my ridiculously small apartment before I left, I don't know how it's possible to accumulate this amount of stuff in such a small space. I got to my prescription drug boxes. I have these cute vintage style boxes that I picked up at Emmaus or the Salvation Army in my bathroom. Though they look cute they contain chemicals. I cleaned out all the drugs that expired and all the drugs I no longer take. I don’t want to be that person, I guess I could say, anymore, but the truth is I never wanted to be that person. The kind of person who takes a lot of meds. I really put up a struggle when I was first put on meds. Much later after a hospital stay my prescription drug stash didn’t fit into my cookie jars and breadboxes anymore. I had a cardboard box for moving full of drugs. That’s been cleaned out a long time ago but I still remember. All those expensive drugs that hurt me more than they healed me. I don’t want to have any drugs around anymore. I want them all gone. I don’t want to take any meds. Not even pollen allergy antihistamines. I’m done. My body’s done. We’ve had enough. I said to a friend, “I don’t know why everyone has such respect for doctors, they are basically drug pushers. That’s all they do, write prescriptions for chemicals.” That comes from someone who suffered a lot in the hands of the medical establishments, someone who’s been hurt by their treatments more often than healed. I know there are good doctors out there. They mean well but it always comes down to a prescription pad. Always. Sometimes these drugs save lives, I know, but more often they ruin lives. I don’t want to be one of their consumers. I’ve been on a health path long before my health started to deteriorate and now I need that focus more than ever. Health for my fellow humans, the planet and me. It’s crazy how it’s all interconnected. But beautiful too.