What I’ve been up to…

Ok so I think an update is due as it’s been quite a while now! Over Christmas, (well from mid November to New Years Eve), I was very unwell, it wasn’t nice, I lost all the weight I had worked so hard to gain and I nearly ended up in hospital. Although Christmas Day itself was absolutely wonderful, I knew I had a lot of work to do in the upcoming week to get myself back in good health!

I decided as well as curing myself I wanted to help cure other people. So from the beginning of January until March I vowed to do as much research as I could to try and find a cure, or at least some ways that help ease the daily struggle of Myalgic Encephalopathy (M.E). I named my mission ‘YOU & M.E’. In the beginning, I had no idea where to begin, I would start on one topic and end up somewhere completely different because the subject is just so vast. I finally narrowed everything down and I’m well on my way to gathering information and I’ve learnt so, so much.

I have felt absolutely great since early January, I haven’t felt so healthy in a long time. It’s takes hard work, patience and positivity but it has worked and I believe with more research the outcome could be really great. I have also gained back all the weight that I lost. I have been working with my psychologist to try out different different techniques. He was the one who introduced me to Juicing which I’ll come to later in the post. He’s taught me about pacing, anxiety, relapse prevention and more. I’ve been a total sponge and absorbed everything so I could do further research and then share it with other sufferers.

I have been practising mindfulness which I have found really helpful. ‘Why waste a gorgeous sunny day worrying about if it will rain tomorrow?’ It’s true, the past has been and cannot be changed, the future hasn’t happened yet, tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. The only moment we have is now. I have included the link to a great mindfulness app below.

Juicing. I’ve really taken to it! So far I’ve only juiced fruit as I’ve not yet researched vegetables. A few things I know is that Leafy Greens are a great source of Calcium and Magnesium, they’re also great energy boosters. Carrots juice well and an Apple or two will take the taste of Kale away from your juice. Below is a juice cleanse I did over the weekend.

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•Cranberry
•Apple and Raspberry
•Orange
•Honeydew
•Apple and Mango
•Apple and Pear
•Honeydew, Blueberries, Apple and Lime.
You can buy the bottles I’ve used here.
I felt really energised after my Juice Cleanse. It’s something I do regularly so I can get my vitamins and minerals easily. I use the VonShef which is one of the best out there, my Dad chose it after researching into them he found that juicers like the NutriBullet heat up the fruit as it juices which takes the vitamins and minerals away.

For now, my research continues, I have a fair way to go but it’s worth it. If anyone needs any help on anything from anxiety to managing stress to pacing to juicing then please send me an email. I am more than willing to help in anyway I can.

Mindfulness App.
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Love, Kensa x

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11 thoughts on “What I’ve been up to…

  1. This is such a helpful post. Juicing is never something I had thought of for helping CFS/ME but definitely going to give this a try! This may sound like a silly question, but would a blender used to make smoothies work to make these or do you need an actual juicer? x

      1. That’s true! I may try it with some water make it less thick but if not I might have to invest in a juicer! Have you found any other diet changes to help your symptoms? I’ve been looking at whey protein shakes as they are supposed to help energy levels with CFS but am a little skeptical. xx

      2. My symptoms have changed drastically, my energy levels are incredible, I feel great, I look healthier too. I’m going to be playing some recipes, updates etc soon so hopefully that will give others even more of an insight. I really do recommend it though xx

  2. Oh sorry darling, that’s with juicing. I’ve not tried protein shakes although I do have some, maybe later on in my research I’ll have a better idea of the pros and cons of them! You’re more thank welcome, glad I could help you xx

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