It’s early days (four to be exact) with my new diet/lifestyle and I already feel a difference. The constant abdominal pain I’ve had is lessening. I was driving earlier today and noticed how comfortable I felt, which is a rare occurrence. It’s remarkable how easy it is not to feel anxiety when you don’t have a tight knot in your stomach. It felt so relaxing. But shortly after noticing this improvement, I decided to cheat on my diet (there’s going to be a lot of that), and am already feeling the negative effects of eating damp, cooling, and heavy food. My brain feels fuzzy, heavy, and aches a little. My jaw feels tight and the stomach pain is back. This is just from eating a natural food brand macaroni and cheese dish. But considering how much healing I have in front of me, it’s no wonder that a step backwards would be so noticeable.

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It’s later in the day, and I feel much better again. In just a few days of eating warming foods appropriate to heal spleen-pancreas deficiency, I feel better than I’ve felt in years. It’s hard to convey how exciting this is for me. I’m looking forward to seeing what the next few weeks bring with this diet.

I wish you joy on your own path.

Cheers, Jen

Under the right circumstances, macaroni and cheese can be an un-comfort food. Image by Stiefel.

Under certain circumstances, macaroni and cheese can be a serious un-comfort food. Image by Stiefel.