I am currently reading a helpful Oprah podcast episode from Super Soul Sunday, it helps sometimes to put my life into perspective by hearing other people’s life stories and knowing that I’m resilient doing my best where I currently am at while working towards where I want to go.
What books have you read
That have helped you on your journey as Christian and help you with your physical and mental health.
Of course the Bible 😀
I am currently reading
Kill the Spider by Carlos Whittaker
It's about bad choices and destructive thought patterns in our lives and how to replace them with God's life giving truths.
Was nvr a reader thanks to a wandering mind growing up. Would always forget what I read within seconds. ADHD much, possibly.
Now that I've started a journey to better myself. To understand myself. I've become a reader. I've become a note taker..
These books were recommended to me. Thought I'd spend the "unnecessary" money on 'em & hope they're what is needed for this journey.
If y'all have read any of these, how are they? Worth the sale price?! Did they help your journey?
I found out that chicken soup can help me. While it does not increase white cells, it does slow down the neutrophils1 (the type of white blood cells2 I'm deficient in) keeping them in the body longer to do their work.
So, while I wait for the Sho-saiko-to herbs3 to work to increase neutrophil production4 in my bone marrow, I can use chicken soup to help the ones I do have in my body to their work more efficiently.
So, I bought 30 cans of chicken soup to eat one a day. I'm also sharing a tablespoon of the broth from each can with each of the cats; because, they have symptoms of having the Fusarium in their sinuses and they refuse to eat Fish Oil (which is the best thing to boost cat's immune systems). My cats are weirdos.
I'm also going to purchase some Thyme Essential Oil5 to use when I run out of Sho-saiko-to herbs. I'm hoping that, by the time I run out of the herbs, they will have done a good enough job to get me out of neutropenia and, then, I can kill the Fusarium with the help of the improved immune system.
Recovery from neutropenia is essential in treating Fusarium.6
Now, I have an improved plan!
1Chicken soup inhibits neutrophil chemotaxis in vitro pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11035691
3Herbal medicine "sho-saiko-to" induces in vitro granulocyte colony-stimulating factor production on peripheral blood mononuclear cells pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1285129
4GRANULOCYTE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR: MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF ACTION DURING STEADY STATE AND ‘EMERGENCY’ HEMATOPOIESIS www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2852428
5Essential Oils and Their Natural Active Compounds Presenting Antifungal Properties www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6832927
6Current antifungal treatment of fusariosis pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28705676
What are some techniques you are doing on this healing journey?
Inner child work.
What are some advice, pointers, & suggestions you'd give someone who is on the journey who feels hopeless. Clueless. Weak. Unmotivated. & any other "negative" adjective.
Pinterest is only doing so much.
Therapy is helping yet some days sessions feel pointless.
Any & all help is greatly appreciated.
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