Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. ~Thomas Jefferson
Many years ago I was addicted to diet cola. I know I know, it is terrible for you. But still I couldn’t stop drinking it. I had drunk it for years and when I first started eating cultured foods they made me want to conquer my addiction. But try as I may I couldn’t stop drinking it. It would call my name, so I knew it was an addictive substance. It had a hold and me and it was not giving up without a fight and I knew it. Interesting things begin to happen when you start to nourish your cells with real food. You start wanting to eat better and better. The desire and feelings of wellness start to take over and you will begin to change. Slowly sometimes, but gradually this happened to me. Like having a personal trainer my body began to train me to eat healthier because I wanted to feel good.
I noticed something wonderful began to happen when I started drinking kombucha. The fizz that I loved in pop was naturally occurring in kombucha. It was not through forced carbonation but naturally occurring co2 made through the bacteria and yeast that consumed the sugars and then made a natural bubbliness. I felt so good when I drank kombucha that I stopped craving diet cola and reaching for kombucha instead. Kombucha is also a liver detoxifer, and the more I drank the better I felt and my cravings for this artificial poisonous substance began to leave me. After about 8 months of not drinking diet cola I was on vacation and someone bought me a diet cola and to be polite I drank it and as they kept refilling my drink I drank more and more. As my vacation continued I started drinking more diet cola and with in a few days I started having severe dizziness and my eyes were having trouble focusing. It scared me and really ruined my vacation. But I never knew it was the diet coke. I thought something terrible was happening and there was something wrong in my brain. It got so bad that I had to take Dramamine, I felt so dizzy.
As soon as I got home I started drinking kombucha and stopped the diet cola and all the symptoms went away. I never put two and two together and assumed it was just a virus, that scared me to death, but was happy the symptoms were gone. Never knowing that my body was guiding me and had put out a red flag that said DANGER.
Two months later at my daughter’s Christmas play I was in charge of refreshments and of course everybody brought pop to drink and nothing else. Everybody just always brought pop and never thought a thing about it. So because I thought regular pop was terrible for you and there was nothing else to drink. I drank diet pop all night. The next day the symptoms returned with a vengeance. When I tried to get out of bed in the morning I almost fell over. I felt so dizzy. Scared me to death. Confused and unable to think straight I called my brother-in-law who was a medical doctor and asked him if he thought I had a brain tumor. My brother in-law is such a great guy and always answers my questions when I probe him for how the body works. He never tires of my questions always happy to answer all 50 million of them. He didn’t know what could be causing this but did go into detail about of the eyes and brain are connected and how human brain has to interpret four different sets of electronic impulses about the light being picked up by the eyes. I love it when he tells me things like this.
Later that afternoon in the kitchen washing dishes it suddenly hit me. Both times when I got dizzy I had drunk diet cola, a lot of it. I rushed to the internet and looked up and found that aspartame one of the main ingredients in diet coke can cause, headache, dizziness and nausea and eye problems. It is a neuortoxins that can greatly affect the brain and all connected to it. I had my answer, it was my body giving me a warning sign. But why hadn’t I had these effects when I drank tons of it years before? Was it because I had detoxed from it and then putting it back in after being free from it made my body revolt and teach me what it needed. This is my theory. Our body is a complex magnificent series of conciseness that knows how to act and was actually helping me. I have a strong desire to be well and experience all this life has to offer. So many times I treated my body as something to just put up with, and instead I have found it is my best friend and teacher. Manifesting to me everyday, how I doing.
If you find yourself with some food addictions and habits that you don’t want anymore. My suggestion to you is just start adding the good stuff to your diet. You don’t have to change all at once. I didn’t but I did begin by adding cultured foods and little by little my cells responded by behaving differently and before I knew it I was craving the foods that my body loved and thrived on naturally. Like having a personal trainer that goes with you everywhere. Your body will teach you what it needs to nourish it. Sweet way to live your life. Having a vessel that carries you through this life and will never leave you and is here to serve you. Little things can make a big difference and desire is the key to change. One day at a time.
One day when my soul leaves this earth and my body remains. I will be thankful that my body served me so well.
“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”~ C.S. Lewis
Kombucha was very influential in curing me from my addiction and a million other things.
Learn more about it: Kombucha the Wonder Drink.