Two days ago Mark and I went to visit my parents for dinner. Mom cooked baked salmon with rice and eggplant side dishes. Being that we were so hungry and out of respect, Mark and I had some of the fish. Mind you we have been vegan for the last two years. On rare occasions we may consume some dairy and eggs when we are out but never meat or fish.
What unfolded in the next 12 hours was one of the worst experiences I have gone through – food poisoning! I cannot begin to tell you how miserable Mark and I were that night and the following day – nausea, vomiting, high fever, body aches, shivers, headaches. My condition especially got worse as the next day unfolded. I was in such pain and discomfort that Mark had to drive me to the ER. Check out my video for more detailed description of what happened:
As you saw in the video, there was no virus, infection or anything else present. My urine, blood and CAT scan results all showed normal activity. There was only one reason – food poisoning due to the fish consumption. Since Mark and I eat clean plant-based diet, our bodies are very sensitive to toxic foods. If danger is detected, a normally functioning system would seek to remove the toxin ASAP. But if a person eats poor diet the toxin sensors may be congested and no longer be able to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy food.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned from this experience is that I need to be extra cautious with my choices of food. It took me a long time to clean out and “program” my system to detect unhealthy foods. I also think that the way we feel about certain foods may influence how we digest them. For example, if you tell yourself that you will get sick from eating meat/fish/dairy – most likely those thoughts will materialize into an actual experience.
Lastly, I want to thank all the kind ladies and gentlemen from Facebook who poured love, support and consideration throughout their comments. Thank you so so so MUCH! You made me feel extra special and loved. 🙂
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