I woke this morning as normal between 7 and 8am; bounded down the steps with a load of laundry. As soon as I hit the bottom step I realized something: I have absolutely NO pain in my feet. Normally going down the steps the first time of the day is kind of like walking on painful egg-shells.
My ankles crack my toes protest. Today, nothing.
Then I realized that my hands which are normally a little puffy in the morning were completely deflated, no stiffness. I looked in the mirror and what seemed to be my normal face, but instead of having the crusty, itchy, irritated eyes from seasonal allergies; I hardly have so much as an eye goober.
I'm on the 5th day of a juice fast and not only have I lost somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 to 10 pounds, but my chronic diseases feel like they are melting away. It makes me realized how much the foods I eat affect my health on a daily basis.
I guess that makes me lucky, I'm sensitive to food. If I wasn't I could eat whatever I want, not have any symptoms (or at least shrug off the few that I do observe); and likely have some catastrophic disease to deal with in my 60's. Maybe even my 50's.
While I wish sometimes that I didn't have arthritis, acne, allergies and digestive issues. They are my bodies way of steering me on the course of health for myself.
It's getting better all the time:)