Yesterday was my first day completing my Garden of Life Wild Rose Detox, and I’m feeling good. Let me back it up a bit and tell you why i’m doing this detox. When I first got diagnosed with PCOS and realized that it was connected to our food and toxins from my research, I decided to start new and buy only organic and non-toxic household items to see how my body and hormones would react to it. We were moving to the U.S. from Kuwait at that point and I figured it was the perfect time to do so. So when we arrived here I invested in everything organic, organic herbs, spices, food and pantry items as well as non-toxic household products. I knew that if I were doing this to see a result, I must go full out with it. After a few months my hormones adjusted and I started getting my cycles every 28 days-which was something I’ve never ever had before. I checked in with my hormone specialist and she confirmed the same thing, you can never fully get rid of your PCOS, but I was at a level 1 compared to my previous level 4 of the disease.
I then decided to take my little investigating further. When we traveled back to Kuwait (it seems like the country of doom at this point, but I promise you its not. It’s just full of amazing food and unregulated household products HA!) I decided to indulge in everything that I wanted to eat which included sweets and desserts of all kind, and lots of eating out at restaurants. I wanted to see if my body would revert back to its old ways, which would then further prove the point that food and toxic products are very much correlated with PCOS. After a month and a half of being there and indulging, my system went haywire and reverted back to the ways it used to be. I ended up getting my cycles, but they were a month and a half late, with lots of mood swings and acne. Let’s be real as well, studies have shown that women who have PCOS have a much higher chance of depression and anxiety because hormones are so interconnected to everything in our bodies. Queue in the tears and anxiety attacks. This has proven everything I’ve been researching all along, and then when I came back I went ahead and regulated my cycles after a few months with healthy eating and cutting out toxins again.
It’s been a full year since then, and I decided to retest my hypothesis this past summer when I went back to visit family again. You know what they say, if your research method is correct, no matter how many times you repeat it you should come out with the same result. I guess its the little epidemiologist in me, but I just had to do it. I ate badly, I drank virgin mojitos like they were going out of style, and I wasn’t careful about anything that I ate or did then, and I must say it was A LOT of fun!! But, my body reverted back again.
I’ve been back here in the U.S. since the end of August, and I’m working on regulating my cycles again. I decided to do this detox because I want to also see, based on the reviews of this product and the ingredients that are inside it, It should help release a lot of the toxins that are built up in the body. Now remember, when you eat food that is GMO or non-organic, you’re eating toxins because they’re sprayed with pesticides and grown with fertilizers that have chemicals in them. I feel like my experimentation days with my body are over (hopefully!) and I am sure now of the correlation between toxins and this disease that I have, and I want to finally start anew with my body. This detox should give your body the fresh new start it needs in order to have a chance to fight and battle any issues you’re dealing with.
Let’s talk about the detox real quick- it’s a 12-day detox which includes organic herbs and a liquid that are known medicinally to clean out your system. It also comes with a guide on what you are allowed and not allowed to eat. You can read more about it here: Garden of Life Wild Rode Detox
And this is highly important because when your body is filled with toxins its then acidic (a PH of 6 or less). You want your body to be alkaline (which is a PH of 8 or more) because as as Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Otto Warburg discovered that cancer and other diseases cannot thrive in a body that has an alkaline PH.
Dr. Otto Warburg
The foods that are listed on the pamphlet inside of the detox are ones known to help alkaline your body. You need the perfect mix of the right ingredients while detoxing to make sure you’re properly getting your body to reset itself.
I’ve honestly loved it so far because its forcing me to look at my meals differently, and while I understand whats healthy or not, It’s helping me learn to adjust my food in moderation because even if for example organic bananas are healthy for you, you shouldn’t be eating 3 each day and everyday. Everything it good in moderation, and expanding your horizons into eating things that you never thought you knew how to before will open up new doors for you and your taste buds. I will check in with you all on how i’m doing mid-way through the detox and share with you any pros or cons I have about it.
~Confessions of an Organic Mama~