May, 2017 is in the books! It wasn’t a bad month and we crossed the $14,000 line growing the fund almost 7% this month.
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You may remember that I also started keeping track of any sick days since we stopped eating sugar and processed foods. Neither one of us has had a cold or flu (or any other illness thankfully) since I started blogging. Actually we haven’t been sick in years but I never kept any former records so I can’t say for sure how long that’s been.
Why do I take time to write about this? I was constantly sick before I started eating right and I spent a ton of money on prescriptions, lab tests, etc. It was free and easy enough to stop buying and eating junk food. I wish I had known this years ago. If you have frequent colds and/or aches and pains in your joints, this is something worth trying. It doesn’t cost money and it doesn’t hurt to try.
Even though George has health insurance for us through his employer, we are now cash patients when we go to the chiropractor or have an annual physical. We’ve been cash patients for about 10 years. We barely make a dent in our deductible and it makes sense to pay less. Our doctor’s have assured us that if we hit a year where we meet the deductible, they’ll be happy to submit our claims for us. This has saved us some money on our every six week chiropractor visits.
I know we are experiencing some huge blessings from this and that could literally change overnight due to an accident, developing cancer, etc. Please don’t take what I’m writing as bragging or as any type of guarantee. At the same time, if you do some internet searches, you’ll find tons of people are reversing diabetes and getting well by changing their diets. Again, I share this simply because I wish someone had told me. When I had constant sinus and urinary tract infections, my former M.D. didn’t tell me. I honestly don’t think he knew. I’ve switched doctors since then and am thankful for a GP who recognizes and supports my choices.
If you are reading this and you’re wondering where to start, consider watching Sugar: The Bitter Truth by Dr. Lustig on YouTube. Part of wealth is health right? This video has had over 7 million views. It’s a bit long. I watched it 15 minutes at a time but it’s worth it. I knew I wasn’t supposed to eat sweets but I didn’t understand why until I watched Dr. Lustig’s lecture. His lecture also showed me why I was constantly hungry (sugar interfere’s with your body’s ability to feel satiated). It was amazing to feel the fog and constant hunger lift after kicking sugar to the curb.
Dr. Lustig is an M.D. and head of the Pediatric Obesity clinic at the University of California in San Francisco. His credentials are solid and his advice has worked well for us here in the Pinnacle Point household.