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The Liquid Prescription

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:)