Blue Love Haiku #4
By: Linda A Long
The kiss of your eyes
Branded me yours, crystal blue
The mark of Blue Love
(C) 2018 Linda A. Long – All Rights Reserved – Highest Good Holistic Health Coaching, LLC
This is the fourth Blue Love Haiku. #5 is already written. I will post it on Sunday.
What a beautiful day in South Jersey. What a beautiful day in my soul. Today took on a self care Sunday flavor. It’s about 5:00pm Friday afternoon and I feel more relaxed than I have in over six months.
I had a massage yesterday that was a combo of Himalayan Salt, Lomi Lomi and Deep Tissue. It was exactly what I needed to get some muscle tension out.
I went to see my Integrative doctor, Dr. Oswari, at the Chung Institute this morning. I am so glad I made the trip. Since I am in Menopause, I initially wanted to see him about Bio-identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT). He also did some Autonomic Response Testing on some supplements for me. He compared my blood work this year to last year and then looked at me and said, “wow, good job! You may not feel as good as your blood work looks yet but honestly it is amazing how much it improved and you reversed Sjogren’s and the Inflammation markers! It’s really amazing!” 🙂 He truly believes the Gastro and muscle/joint issues I am experiencing are more related to Menopause and stress taking a physical toll on my body rather than me being in an Autoimmune flare. He said my Nervous System seems to be under attack. We need to support it, calm it and build it up rather than adding medications or introducing more stress. We decided to try a new mix of supplements. Increasing dose of Maca for Menopause Symptoms and Iodine for Thyroid support and Adrenal Fatigue(nervous system support) and, of course, Vitamin D as well as a Homeopathic treatment for a few weeks to see what happens. All other supplements including the Multi-Vitamin are being discontinued and I am going to focus getting everything from food. We are doing this for one month. He also gave me two books to read before I go back next month. He wants me to read them before beginning BHRT. He told me to read the books, educated myself on Menopause and BHRT totally. If after I read the books I want to do BHRT, he will send a script to a compounding pharmacy. So, I left with homework. Lol 🙂 I go back in four weeks to check how the new protocol is working and to give my decision about BHRT.
First, everything my GYN told me to do for Menopause (Black Cohosh, Vitamin E) did not work. She also wanted to put me a low dose anti-depressant for the hot flashes but my GP said NO NO NO. Second, my GP completely supported me going to an Integrative Doctor and even told me she only had eight weeks of Nutritional Education in school. She thought it would be good for go to someone who looks at the body more holistically. Since I am Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, the Chung Institute is a perfect fit for me. If I would have relied on my traditional doctors to figure out what’s going on in my body, I would have been screwed. If you would like to approach your health in a different way, I highly suggest seeking out an Intregrative Doctor. If you live in the South Jersey area, the Chung Institute is in Moorestown.
After my doctor’s appointment, I hit the gym for strength training. I walked a couple miles on the Ocean City Boardwalk on this beautiful afternoon and ended my afternoon sitting on the beach outside of my condo in Atlantic City. It was a really nice day.
Are you taking care of yourself? Did you play hooky today? Are you ready for summer?