Just before I started my treatment I was introduced to a man named Phil. He and his lovely wife brought me into their home and shared with me their journey. Phil was diagnosed with Melanoma cancer which had spread all throughout his organs and there was nothing that western medicine could do for him so he was sent home. His daughter gave him a book that set him off on a journey to save his own life. The night I went to their home was 3 years after the doctors sent him home. He was the man that started me off on my own journey of self healing. He was healing himself and he showed/told me exactly how he did it. I still have the notebook where I scribbled down every detail of his daily ritual, the books that he read and the unspeakable things he did to himself to save his own life. It was incredibly eye opening.

He taught me that this is MY journey, only I can work out what is going to work for me and that I needed to take control of my own health. He told me to establish my own daily routine and constantly tweak it so that is what I do. He said that when I read a book, I should read it three times. All of his advice has stayed with me and I am truly thankful his guidance and for kickstarting my self healing journey.

I always start my day with a pint of warm water because I read about Japanese Water Therapy. The Japanese believe that we should always drink water on an empty stomach. So, when I wake I drink a pint of warm water. I then wait 45 minutes before I eat or drink anything else. During this time I usually water my garden and meditate. I love spending my mornings outside. I usually wake very early before the kids have woken so I get this time to myself. During this time I also dry brush my skin and it feels amazing! There are so many benefits to dry brushing and the main one for me is that it stimulates the lymphatic system and assists with lymphatic drainage. It also is an excellent exfoliator, increases circulation and reduces cellulite.

Another thing I do in the mornings is jump on a little rebounder trampoline. I usually only last about 5 minutes but have read that for best results I should be jumping for around 15 minutes a day so I tend to hop back on during the day. Rebounding improves lymphatic circulations, strengthens the immune system and is great for your digestive system.

The most recent addition to my daily health routine is Celery Juice. I’ve been reading a book called Medical Medium by Anthony Williams and he points out that celery juice on its own on an empty stomach is one of the most powerful and healing juices you can drink. I believe this is the best thing I can do to prepare my liver as I attempt to boost my Glutathione levels to strengthen my immune system.

If I miss a day or two of my daily health routine I don’t worry about it. I think it is important not to put any pressure on ourselves. I have found that before I make any major lifestyle changes I need to wait for my mind to be ready before jumping into anything too quickly. It might sound strange but it really works. I’ve been following a vegan diet for about 9 months now. I did a lot of research into diet over the years and decided that the best way to keep my body as healthy as I can is to follow a vegan diet. I made this decision about 1 year before I actually made this lifestyle change. I never pressured myself, I just knew that when the time was right I would know and that is exactly what happened. I woke up one morning and realised I was ready, so I stopped eating meat, egg and dairy. I’m not a strict vegan, I might have some honey with some lemon every now and then if I have a sore throat. I also might have some fish once in a while if I feel I need it or there are no vegan options if I am dining out.

When I first started making these changes I would change one small thing at a time and when I was comfortable with that I would move onto the next thing.

Nobody knows my body like me and what I’ve learnt about myself this last 4 years has been invaluable and I’m excited to learn more. I intend to learn exactly how my body ticks and if I can do that I just might be able to avoid any further treatment all together.

I would love to know what your daily health routine looks like.

NickyG xx

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