Detox Underway

I got in to see my Naturopath on Friday and started my detox. The difficult part is not eating the stuff I’ve grown used to eating. Namely, too many snack crackers and junk. Seems I have developed a gluten sensitivity. One thing about a homeopathic detox is you will feel worse before you feel better.

For instance, the sinus congestion has to drain. I’ll have a mild headache for a few days or up to a week before that passes. And I’m dealing with fatigue as well. I just have to be patient and let my body get rid of the toxins and make sure I stay properly hydrated in the process. That is critical during a detox like this. Drink lots of filtered water. Dr. Shawn suggested adding a pinch of pink Himalayan salt to my water. He said I probably won’t even taste it and it acts as an electrolyte. Lemon in water is good also and I always have lemons on hand.

I stayed home, slept late actually, and enjoyed having the house open for a bit this morning before it started heating up outside. The grandkids are under the weather so Brad was on his own at church today. It’s just not the same without them. He’s getting ready to head to the gun range when it cools off a little more. I’m watching reruns of North Woods Law on TV and working on my knitting.

Speaking of which, I have finished one dishcloth and started another one.

I usually grab a size 7 needle to use with coned cotton yarn like this but both of my 24″ needles are tied up in other projects so I used a size 6 for this one. It’s a bit denser than I like so I chose a size 8 for the one I’m knitting now.

It’s a little looser than I like and I started decreasing sooner than with the last one because this will stretch quite a bit when wet. I’ve ordered a couple of more size 7 needles so I don’t have to make do next time. Of course, it would help if I did something about finishing those other two projects…

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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