My Matcha Arrived!

UPS delivered my Matcha tea today from Art of Tea.  You can find their link on this page.  I am thrilled to start this journey of hopefully better health.  And I will document for you along the way.

For those of you who do not know, I have an auto immune disease called Wegener’s Granulomatosis or GPA.  It creates other inflammatory diseases to kill off the body.  So, I have GPA, Lupus, Chronic Acute Asthma, Chronic Acute Upper Respiratory Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Osteoarthritis in my feet, ankles, wrist and hands.  To look at me you would never know unless it is a wheezy day, or you further inspect my nose which is one of my rib bones.

My nose is like a vacant lot, I have nothing left resembling the anatomy of a normal nose.  As-a-matter-of-fact, they want to put a “button” inside to help me breath better. Which is the closing up of the huge crater left in your nose, when everything is gone. Another surgery, yuk!

When first diagnosed, the only traditional medicine I would endure was large doses of steroids.  Try 60 mg a day for months. I had to stop the steroids because angry crazy is not the way I want to live.  As for the chemo drugs…no way! I do not believe in killing the whole body to heal it.  And guess what? I have been doing immune therapy ten years prior to the medical community grasping this new treatment. Funny, Chinese medicine has been doing it for thousands of years. They believe you heal the body by making it strong to fight for itself!

So my friends, I use Eastern medicine, Western medicine, and Homeopathy to keep the disease in what is considered remission.  When I first was diagnosed with Wegeners, I had a tumor growing behind my left eye.  Chemo? Radiation? NO! Cassie’s tea.  A tea used by a nurse starting in the 1920s for her cancer patients. The recipe was given to her by the Native American Indians in her region. (Google Rene Cassie, and Essaic Tea for more information.)

Within 6 weeks the tumor was gone.  My surgeon even wrote down the tea because he was amazed at the results.  And any time I am out of remission, I go back to the Cassie’s tea.  In the mean time I work on getting my body as healthy as possible.

Do not think this stage of healthy was a snap of the finger’s results.  Years and surgeries passed before I was even diagnosed properly.  Once the Cassie’s tea worked for remission, then it took years to find what would actually help build my immune system.   Finding doctors who would stand by what I was doing was difficult.  And not poisoning myself along the way was a strong consideration in every thing I did.  I am still on the journey, because your body changes with age, and our environment changes over the years.

Mixing Western, Eastern, and Homeopathic methods is not something to do without a physician’s supervision or a pharmacist. Always seek professional input and try any thing slowly, in small quantities.  Because in case you did not know, some vitamins that you take to boost your immune system end up in your urine.  Your body knows what it needs and how much, and will vacate the rest.  This is also a waste of your money, because you are literally peeing it away.

When I read about Matcha, I was impressed with the results.  Also, years ago I read a homeopathic physician’s article concerning keeping a green environment in the body.  Because he believed cancer could not grow in a green environment. And since Wegeners and cancer are all about inflammation; inflammation control is my main focus.  Matcha, also has proven results of inflammation control.

Teas have long been a part of Asian and European cultures.  Some are ceremonial, some are for enjoyment and others are specifically for health benefits.  I mean our American forefathers turned Boston harbor into one of the biggest tea parties known.  Tea is an important part of human life and living. In the south if you don’t serve and/or drink sweet tea well you will get a “bless your heart” statement.  Meaning poor, uneducated you or yep that is a Yankee’s pitiful way.

I am just beginning to realize how vital tea can be concerning health and culture. None the less, tea can be an important part of everyone’s life.  Maybe even life changing for some of us!

Please join me on this journey as I document my own personal results!

God Bless You!

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The New Journey

They say a journey begins with the first step, and yesterday I took a giant leap. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with Wegeners/GPA, asthma, and ulcerative colitis. I did some conventional treatment and some homeopathy; knowing there would come a day when I would have no choice but to engage in full treatment.

This day has now come.  A week ago, I was diagnosed with lupus and today, after a visit to an amazing Rheumatoid Doctor; another disease was added called SOB. Within the next two weeks, we will visit old biopsies, x-rays, and blood work to compare them to the new ones.  My doctor will then be sure of which treatment option and how aggressive.

I wish I could say that I was surprised, but I was not.  This past year had turn into a downhill run,  health wise.  I can say that I do not feel dread or fear, actually the opposite. My peace and hopefulness even had the doctor puzzled. Because she was feeling a little panicked over the situation. My doctor stated that she hopes she will have the same calm feelings after seeing the test results.

For now, God has given me the confidence which it will take to reclaim my health again. Have you ever felt like you were in the right place, at the right time, and it was all because of God? This is how I feel with my new doctor!

Looking back over the sickness, I have never once blamed God.  It is the world which has fallen, not God.  I know God knows my tears and the great sorrows of my life.  And my anguish is His anguish to help me bear.  Just like my joys are His joys for us to share!  I also know there waits for me an eternal life so amazing, so wonderful; the human brain can not comprehend.

If you are suffering with a chronic illness, an overwhelming loss, or depression, know this fact…Psalm 56:1   ” You (God) keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.”

Please join me on this journey, as I blog along the way.  If you feel you need to unburden yourself, please email me prayer requests.  I would love to pray for you!  Know you are loved and God wants you to live a good life, shining your light into the world.