I mentioned earlier that my husband was drinking a nutritional beverage for his cancer battle, but I wanted to share a little bit about what it has done for me. I started drinking it in May when my friend Anna said that it would help with energy levels. More energy sounded really good to me!
For years, I had drug myself into the doctor asking why am I so tired all the time. They would tell me that I was a mom, so I was supposed to be tired and that I should eat more bananas, take vitamins, and exercise. Um, hello, how am I supposed to exercise when I am too tired to get off the couch! They would then check my thyroid and my iron level and tell me everything was just fine. So, I would go back to being tired all the time, sleeping in the afternoon, and working hard one week and doing nothing the next. I hated the cycle of working hard and then crashing, but the doctors kept telling me I was fine.
So, I got a bottle of this 19 fruit juice to see if it might help with my energy level. By day 3, I noticed I was sleeping better at night and had more energy. I drank the first bottle, but wasn't convinced yet that it was this bottle of juice that was making a difference. I got another one and kept feeling better. After two months of drinking it, I realized that a lot of what I had been feeling before was PAIN! And it was gone!!!! The reason I didn't want to get off the couch is that it hurt to move, but I had gotten so used to it that I just thought it was exhaustion.
I now wonder if I had/have fibromyalgia that was never diagnosed. I have a lot of the symptoms. I was diagnosed with IBS in college, I would get several migraines a month, brain fog, tired all the time, yet when sleeping would get poor sleep.
This has been a miracle in a bottle for me. I now feel rested when I wake up in the morning. I am alert and actually coherent when I get up. My close friends knew NOT to call me before 9 because I wasn't up and awake yet, but that has changed. I haven't had a migraine since I started drinking it. I don't hurt like I used to. My skin is a lot smoother than it used to be. My cholesterol has gone done too. It was borderline high last year. I had it checked after a month of drinking this amazing juice and it had gone down some. I need to get it checked again.
Another great thing is that I am enjoying my kids more now - we have done a lot together this summer and I hope it only gets better this fall.
I had a melanoma removed about 4 years ago and I am excited because the acai berry has shown in lab tests that it fights melanoma. I feel like I don't have to worry quite so much now about that coming back. For the past few years, I have been a hermit during the summer. Maybe now I can get out and enjoy the sun!
I have also lost 5 pounds! I hope a few more pounds will fall off now. :)
Anyway, I am singing the praises of this beverage, which means Gift from the Amazon. It truly has been a gift to me. I have my life back!!