I’m bionic! That is exactly what my iridologist told me yesterday. I think she also wanted to set me up with an athlete, which I think maybe is just as bad as dating musicians. Ha. Or maybe she just thought he’d be a good person for me to get to know and befriend. Either way, I was very flattered, because she had such nice and impressive things to say about him.
Anyways, I went to see her at the recommendation of a good friend. This iridologist had tremendously helped my friend’s daughter, when after five years of serious stomach pains and no doctors with solutions to those pains, the iridologist looked at her iris, and said “You need to get off wheat, right now.” After about five to six months my friend’s daughter was finally 100% pain free.
For about two to three years, maybe longer, I’d been having various annoyances, but the most bothersome one has been excessive bloating, and it has progressively become worse. At first, I just thought it was PMS and stress. When I asked my girl doctor and several general practitioners (because I moved around quite a bit between undergrad and law school) none of my doctors were ever able to help me out with it. The most anyone would say was, “it could be IBS, so just cut stuff out of your diet.” Cut what out?? My whole diet? It wasn’t like I had a poor diet to begin with. Even when I told them that there are nights I look like a malnutrition baby, the most anyone ever said was "Yeah, that's not normal." When I talked to my girlfriends about it, we’d all joke about having food babies every now and then; but still, no one had the slightest clue what I should do. Lately my symptoms have been more irritatingly aggravated—even to the point of having difficulty breathing.
So by now, you might be wondering, if I’m having all these problems, how am I bionic? Well, after she took a picture of each iris, she said, “You are very low on minerals and extremely fatigued…but you’re glowing and your immune system is incredible.” Basically, my parents passed down to me great genes. Still, thinking out loud, I wondered how I would compare next to other law students, as far as fatigue goes. I was curious as to whether this was a normal amount of fatigue for law students. Well, I didn’t have to wonder too long, because she told me she’s had law student patients in the past, and they too tend to be fatigued, but nowhere near as fatigued as I am. So, apparently I hide fatigue really well. Thanks mom and dad!
To be honest, while I don’t "feel" overly fatigued, and my spirits are consistently quite high, I’m not surprised she would say that. It’s certainly no secret that I keep myself very busy. The more I’ve thought about it, the more it makes sense. The last two years have no doubt been a whirlwind of events and projects; but the year and/or two before law school matriculation were also an incredibly stressful time for me. So, the timeline matches up. It really all makes sense now.
I sense that some people may be skeptical of iridology, as I was too, when I first figured out what it was. Thankfully, I was so desperate for answers and solutions, that I was willing to give it a shot regardless. What made me really trust my iridologist was when she pointed out something I hadn’t mentioned to her; however, I had noticed this quirk along time ago, but shrugged it off as stress from my workouts and sleeping weirdly. I’ve complained about feeling crooked to various people, and have even asked them if I look crooked. Thank goodness you can't actually tell I'm slightly crooked. What I learned today is that my right shoulder is slightly higher than my left—it could be from injury, or maybe one of my hips is slightly bigger than the other. I know for sure that I don’t have scoliosis, so like I said, in the past I just figured I was sleeping weirdly and my shoulder muscles were stressed from my workouts. So, when the iridologist said this to me, I think my eyes bugged out a little with amazement, and then I put all my trust in her expertise.
Now, back to the issues that brought me there. I won’t bore you with all the little details of why my body is not absorbing minerals properly, and why I’m so fatigued; but I will tell you this much: my adrenal glands aren't functioning properly, and I have what is not yet a kidney stone, but more like kidney gravel. I am too young for a kidney stone! Or gravel! If I remember correctly, this is due to the condition of my adrenal glands, which is the result of the amount of stress and fatigue my body is and has been experiencing from my crazy train life. It sure is fascinating…a little shocking, and definitely worth a hallelujah. I mean, it was amazing how much she could tell me just from looking at my irises, and knowing my blood type. For the first time someone actually has answers AND a way to proactively fix my issues. After she explained everything that’s going on in my body, she helped me set up a general meal plan and list of herbal and natural supplements. It basically comes down to clean eating—the very thing I am always stressing to all of you! I just need a little more help right now with getting extra minerals in my body, and getting my body to properly absorb all the great minerals, hence the supplements. You have no idea how excited I am to get my body back to functioning at its most optimum level. She told me that if all things go accordingly, I should feel a whole lot better within four to six weeks, and then once I'm back to normal, I won't need the aid of the supplements, and my body will be able to function properly on its own. I’ll keep you posted on how things go :).
So, the two lessons for you to keep in mind here: Get SLEEP, and eat CLEAN!
Thank the Lord! And thank you to my parents for the blessing of incredible genes, because minus the stress and fatigue interrupting the normal functions of my body, I am BIONIC :D.
BIG LOVE & HUGS