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SoulfulLori
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Hello All!

I post this for those (you know who you are) who always respond with kind concern and good advice when I'm struggling.  I post this for those that are just starting this WOL and would like to know the possibilities this focus has to offer.  I post this for Dr. D who more than deserves to hear good news and gratitude for all his hard work and caring.  I also post this for me as a permanent record of my journey.

Yesterday was my follow-up visit with Dr. D.  My first visit was in mid March.  I came to him after doing the BTD for a while with decent results but still battling many issues.  He listened, heard me and offered tools and supplements to aid my healing.  I followed his perscription as closely as I could with a few mistakes here and there but never straying far.  My results have been amazing.

This visit I was bright, alert and full of enthusiasm about the new life ahead of me.  I was a different lady and I think Dr. D was indeed pleased.  After a looking over things, a few tweaks were made to my plan and I went home even more energized and looking forward to visiting again in about 4 months to show more progress.  Actually I don't have far to go but I know deep work continues.

I've struggled with my physical and emotional health since I was a child.  For those of you who have not read my posts before, at age 36 I was treated for an aggresive B-cell lymphoma.  Following that my health declined and the aging process seemed to be moving even faster.  I was no longer looking forward to the present or future.  I was existing and in pain.  That was then and this is now...

1.  Depression is rarely something I feel.  If I do feel it, I recognize it as temporary and likely caused by not enough rest or some sort of food toxin.  I ride that wave and know without fear it will pass.  This alone is a reason to stick to this WOL.

2.  I started this journey not being able to lose the weight I gained during treatment.  My whole life was about managing my "fluff" since I was a kid.  I started in January at 178lbs.  I am now 160.8 and a size 10.  (I'm a broad muscular build.)  I have 10 more pounds to go but I feel and look great now.  I have not been this size since 2006.  I don't exercise like a mad woman to do it either.

3.  My hair and skin look 5 years younger or better.  Strange red marks and odd textures are gone.

4.  I no longer suffer from fatigue or brain fog.  I get tired and if I rest I am better.  I no longer worry that a day of work will result in a day on the couch exhausted, cold and depressed.

5. I have increased stamina.  I'm actually going to get my road bike back on the road and do a little peddling again.  Dr. D said it was ok.  I'm so glad I didn't sell it.  I love that bike...I missed it so.

6. My new marriage will last.  Truly when I started this I thought I was doomed.  We were on a roller coaster and I was so unhappy.  My husband follows his plan and is a different man.  He's even and calm most of the time and is very happy.  His blood pressure went from a constant 146/94 for years to 126/72 since April.

7. There is real joy and zest for life.  I know it is real because I'm producing art like crazy and love it.  I'm not tortured when I paint any longer.  As a result I cannot keep an inventory of work.  I sell as fast as I paint.

8.  I deal better with my step-children.  I have a ways to go in this area but I see a light at the end of the tunnel.  I'm learning things from this.  That is never easy but I think I'm a better person for it and so are they.

9. My gums no longer bleed.  Ever.  I had this problem since my teens.

10. For the first time in my life I digest food.  Let's just say in the past I had proof I did not.  I enjoy the food I eat and never feel sorry if I stick to my plan.  I've also become quite the little chef.

11.  My life is moving towards balance.  It requires constant attention but I really have an amazing life.  I never ever had this.  I was born attractive, bright and talented and felt like a failure because I just couldn't keep up and meet my potential because I was always fatigued and in pain.  Now, what I do with my life is a choice.  I'm only held back by my thoughts if I allow it.  I don't know how far I will go and it doesn't really matter because my journey is a rich one.

For those of you who think these improvements are purely from eating healthy or from eating organic foods you are wrong.  Before Dr. D I did that already.  Dr. D's information is revolutionary.  I've tried everything before.  Nothing worked and certainly not for long.  Dr. D had me focus on my whole life.  Food and supplements are only tools to get you on track.  The rest is up to you.  There is no magic bullet.  I had always been on the right road, just the wrong lane so to speak.  My healing seems quick but it has been a lifelong effort and desire.  Things are just falling into place.  I'm also someone that has an amazing ability for healing.  Maybe that is genetics.  Whatever it is I'm not going to waste it.

I still have a few issues to work out but they are not the focus of my day.  No...time and compliance will heal those but all the while I will be living my life, not focusing on my ills.

Dr. D, I cannot thank you enough for continuing to see patients and train new specialists so that others may benefit.  If you are ever having a bad day and wondering if it is all worth your time, I'm telling you it is.  This may seem like a small drop in a big body of watter but we all know how far the ripples can reach.  Thank you.

Thanks everyone else for reading and being there when I needed you.  Now, I'm off to paint and give to the world the way I know how.



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hey..hey..hey Madl...this  sounds beautiful and encouraged ...wish you further good work...stay with us and feel hugged and muahd from Isa   .....


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Way to go and congratulations Lori !


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wow!
time flies!
seems like yesterday  


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Yay! Great work, Lori.
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Excellent Lori, and congratulations to you for sticking with it, for having the vision to seek and find this path!!  You are blessed and such a pleasure to be sharing this journey with.  further success!!  




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Wonderful...I'm so happy for you.
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Lori, I am really thrilled for your success~    What a great testimony to Dr. D..

Keep on sharing your progress....you are profoundly inspirational to all of us!



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Lori,

Looks like you are the type who does what I do.

"Every morning create your day.  If you don't life will for you."

Congratulations on your continuing successes and in your sharing them with us.  


Every morning create your day.  If you don't, life will for you!

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Lori!!!  

I am SO happy to hear your report!  And I am especially happy that you have taken this wonderful initiative to go and see Dr. D, and then you had the determination and courage to follow-through with his recommendations!  Your new life is unfolding in front of you, and that's an amazing gift.    



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Way to go Lori!  You success and enthusiasm is inspiring.


Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. - Denis Waitley
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Congratulations, Lori! Good work, and thanks so much for being such a wonderful testimonial to Dr. D's excellent research and your own strength and courage in following his guidelines. Fantastic! I'm so happy for you!


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Such great news, Lori.  I'm so impressed.
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This gives hope to who is starting. I'm happy for you.




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inspiring!
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Lori.... thank you for sharing. You are an inspiration!  
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Beautiful story, Lori!! I love a happy ending, or should I say "new beginning."

We are so fortunate to have become aware of this wonderful, healing way of life. Just makes ya want to sing about it!

Lisa


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Lori,
I'm SO happy for you!  You have a lot to be proud of and a lot to share.  I admire your perseverance.

What a wonderful story you have to tell.  It's just so inspirational!

Jane
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Thanks for sharing, I am so glad things are going well for you!


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Not only a great testimonial for Dr D, but a great one for you.

Good on you for deciding to be happy.  Then it all falls into place!  


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Wow, that is great!  I am so happy for you.  


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That is so fantastic!!! It does only feel like yesterday Well done to you & Dr D!!!
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The healing is deep.. welcome to life as it should be rich and wonderful.
Your brain is functioning as your body gets fed with the right food.
I often wonder if Dr. D knew  before he started that food would have such an effect on our whole beings..
Lori I am sending your post off to my sister.
Much joy to you!
Andrea


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THANK YOU everybody!  Oh so many wonderful responses.  Thank you!  You all helped pull me through.  I still have my moments but I know they are temporary and part of healing.

So many other things that have changed that I forgot to list but as Andrea said...my body is working now.  

Lola...sort of seems like yesterday but also like another lifetime ago.  I don't relate as much to the Lori that was existing prior to BTD.  This is who I always was...just imprisoned.

Victoria...yes, it does take courage doesn't it?  So many "nay sayers".  My aunt put her nose up at me and told me it was "an awful long distance to go see some nutritionist."  I didn't even respond.  She has such a pretty face at 72 but the rest of her is falling apart and she is bitter.  She says she rather take a pill than do what I do...funny after the 10 or more she takes she doesn't feel any better.  Thank you Victoria for your continued support and strength.  I know you know what it takes.

Wholefoodie...you know I'm here because of you!  When you were on the TV screen it was like you were sent for me.  Thank you.

Possum...Symbi...Jane...big hug to you all!

Yes, I am enthusiastic but I try to keep it tempered as it sucks energy.  I just had to share yesterday as I was bubbling over with joy.  I was able to get up and go to work even though I went to CT and didn't sleep well in the hotel room.  Normally that would make me ill for 2-3 days.  Such a relief.  Also, I just fit into a dress that was my favorite that I bought in 2003 and couldn't wear since chemo.  To me this meant that cancer was truly a thing of the past.  Beyond a dent in my chest, there are no longer any signs of it ever being there.  I'm whole.

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