It’s terribly mysterious…

Over the weekend I was bound and determined to pull out all the poison ivy at the side of my house. It was established with lots of roots and vines. I knew I was going to get the allergic rash, but I didn’t care, because the job at hand was more important to me.

Fast Forward to Friday morning. I have patches of poison ivy all over my body, on my arms and legs, on my chest and even my abdomen. But I’m not really that concerned about it. Why? Because Dr. Sheehan checked my areas of poison ivy and told me there was somehow a metal toxicity involved. He told me to spray a metal detox homeopathic on the affected skin once every hour or so. It’s amazing! Even though I have these nasty pus-filled boils (awesome, right?), they don’t bother me. They hardly itch, and are only marginally on my mind. They do itch in the morning when it’s been hours since applying the metal detox.

Now I find this whole situation fascinating. We are taught to dread poison ivy, to eradicate it wherever we find it. It’s considered the most noxious of weeds. But what if it’s only helping to detox heavy metal toxins very quickly through my skin (hence the rash)? We are taught in natural healing that skin rashes are due to the body not being able to get rid of waste products in the usual ways. Shouldn’t I be grateful then, and consider poison ivy an ally? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in a hurry to go rolling around in another pile of poison ivy any time soon. I just like to consider that the true purpose of poison ivy is actually a mystery. Thank goodness for mysteries that surprise us and allow our minds to consider something we think we know well in a whole new way.

So if you do find yourself with a poison ivy rash this summer season, please call the office. Much can be done to help naturally!

Here is my food record for the last several days:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

7AM: Coffee with coconut oil (Dr. Sheehan is avoiding dairy for now, hence the omission of butter from my coffee)

10:30 AM: ham, chicken, onions and garlic

2:00 PM: smoked salmon, greens, avocado, lemon juice, a piece of Ric’s nut and seed bread with coconut oil

3:00 PM: DFH choc coated protein bar

4:00 PM: green tea, cashews

7:30 PM: mixed nuts, grain free coconut flour choc cookies (with gelatin!)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

7:00 AM: coffee with coconut oil, beef with onions, garlic, avocado, salsa and greens

10:40 AM: DFH choc coated protein bar

2:00 PM: piece of nut and seed bread with mustard, 2 slices Canadian bacon and greens

8:30 PM: Horse INN! I was good at first: glass of malbec, fluke (fish) with vegetables and potatoes, THEN I got a BLT with French fries

Thursday May 14, 2015

6:30 AM: coffee with coconut oil

9:00 AM: chicken, onions, garlic, mixed nuts

2:00 PM: 2 coconut flour choc cookies (w gelatin!), naked burger, greens, avocado, salsa

7:00 PM: mixed nuts, 2 chicken sausages, baby greens