I have had a bit of a rough road the past 7 years; getting pregnant 8 times and having 6 miscarriages and two full births — my now 4 and 7 year old kids — my body has been hormonally challenged, to say the least. In 2012 after my second miscarriage I really started to get my body healthy with Young Living’s Slique Challenge and focused exercise with Chalene Extreme videos. I think now is a great time to share my honest weight loss journey.
Here are my results from then.
Ironically I got pregnant with my daughter after that. Sarah was born in April of 2013 and in the Fall of 2013 God called us to move to Florida. My body wasn’t super healthy when we got there I suffered from Adrenal Fatigue and more weight gain. I had another miscarriage in early 2014 and then a late 20 week miscarriage in December of 2014. It was a difficult year, but I was blessed to have amazing family and friends around me. I was about 50 lbs overweight after all of that.
Getting Back On Track
In the Fall of 2015 I decided to start back on getting healthy and strong and I hired a Nutrition and Exercise Coach Susan Steele from www.susansnutrition.com. It was very powerful for me and the Personal Training was incredible. I released almost 25 of the 50 extra lbs in about 11 months. Here is some pictures from that transformation:
Then God instructed us to make some serious changes in our life and we literally picked up and moved across the US to California for a fabulous job offer my husband got. We knew only 2 people there, had no family and no help. It was way harder than I had anticipated. But I think that doing the HARD THINGS does make your life so much richer. It’s been 7 months since we moved and I now have more than 2 friends now, we have some help and life is good. But how is my health and my weight loss going?
Staying On Top of My Self-Care
With this move I found myself emotionally eating and a bit depressed. Before I knew it I gained 10lbs and then more. I realized I needed to stop the madness and get control again. Prior to starting to get on track I also noticed some signs of aging in my skin and other things.
As a Natural Health Doc I know that staying youthful has a lot to do with what you eat and your liver. Supporting the liver can make positive changes in your skin, face, energy, weight and so much more. That’s right around when I started Liver Cleansing again.
In March I decided to join the Slique in 60 Weight loss challenge. It was great in the beginning I was excited and stuck to the program. I lost 9 lbs in less than 3 weeks. I was doing great. And then I didn’t get a period for 10 weeks, my endocrine system and hormones were readjusting after a miscarriage I had in February. About half of my 60 day challenge was CHALLENGING! In the end I had released about 7-8 lbs and several inches around my waist and hips. I was disappointed at first but realized, WAIT I need to celebrate that success and change my thinking. It’s when we give up in our mind that our body will follow. So I am not going to give up on being healthy and fit. I am going to continue to support my body’s detox and endocrine systems. I am going to continue to exercise and eat the best I can. I am going to balance my hormones and stay on top of my Self Care.
I need to celebrate that success and change my thinking. It’s when we give up in our mind that our body will follow.
8 CAUSES OF WEIGHT FAILURE
How about you? Do you struggle to lose weight even when you think you are doing everything right? Do you exercise but just don’t seem like you can release the weight? Here is a 5 minute training I did on 8 CAUSES OF WEIGHT FAILURE.
You might find something in there that helps you too.
Remember I am for your Total Wellness Success;
Mary Starr Carter
Your partner on this Weight Loss Journey
Do you wish you could wave a magic wand and all your aches and pains would go away?
Does your heart hurt when your little ones are hurting with ear aches and pain?
Is Springtime awful in your house with everyone’s seasonal allergies?
Are you frustrated with bed wetters and all the laundry? Do you wish your aging parents could get around easier and enjoy life more?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then watch this video. This one therapy could help with all these problems.
Have you heard of Live Blood Analysis?
Have you ever pushed yourself hard and ended up getting sick, a sinus infection, cold or headaches?
We all have seasons when we have to run hard but when you don’t feel well it is awful. For 2 decades of my life I struggled with my health particularly with allergies, sinus infections, and headaches.
My Early Sinus Challenges
I was the toddler with the ear infections and tonsils out by the time I was 4 years old. As a kid I remember being on the nowDISCONTINUED Seldane allergy medicine and having Sinus infections and being on Amoxicillin every other month. It wasn’t fun. It was so often we would just keep leftover antibiotics in the medicine cabinet and take it when I had sinus challenges. Little did we know that we were making the problem worse not using antibiotics correctly.
Sinus Over The Counter Meds and Their Effects
Later in college I would have sinus pressure and headaches almost daily. I would take Sudafed daily for the problem at first then Irealized it helped give me energy so I just took it daily. UNTIL that ONE DAY….. when I took it and my heart started pounding out of my chest. I thought I was going to die. And after a little investigation I learned that this Over the Counter Medicine did have some fatal side effects. YIKES. This was the beginning of my journey to natural medicine.
Simple Tips For Sinus Health
Using these simple tips I give you in this video has helped me eliminate allergies, sinus infections, and sinus pressure. Now I occasionally get some little allergy attack or pressure headache but it usually is because I haven’t been following these tips. My own kids 4 and 7 years old have never had to have antibiotics or allergy medicines. I know these tips work. USE THEM. They will help you.
Stay Healthy; Boost Your Immune System
Lastly I will encourage you to stay healthy avoid sickness we must, must, must boost our immune system. That means we are feeding our bodies well and using nutritional products that help us stay well.
Two of my favorite Nutritionals are:
I recommend taking 2 – 4 oz a day of NingXia Red for adults and 1/2 – 2oz for kids, it helps our family stay well!
Thieves Vitality oil
Thieves Essential oil in a capsule or in water also helps us stay well. It’s a hot oil with cinnamon in it, so putting it in honey helps.
Let me know if these tips help your family too!
Mary Starr Carter
This past weekend I completed my 1st round of Liver Gallballder cleansing and passed more than 200 gallstones.
This is not my stones… but it’s the closest picture of my results I could find. (picture from Natural Cure Alternatives) I didn’t feel like dealing with poop this time. Although my kids did get a good visual science lesson Monday… “Gallstones are Poop Stones from eating bad food” my son says.
Now this is about the 7th time I have done this cleanse over the past 3 years. Each time is unique and different and I will share why in a second. Here is a picture of the biggest stone I got out after my 2nd cleanse… Crazy right that this was inside me. That is a quarter next to it. This stone was much harder than the normal cholesterol pea size puddy like stones. Most of the stones are puddy like and made of cholestrol. But this guy had to been in my body a while.
Now the first thing you are probably thinking is isn’t that dangerous. Well remember I am not having a gallbladder issue nor have any gallbladder dysfunction or disease so this is simply support my organs and systems. And I suggest if you are thinking about doing something like this that you do more than pull a recipe off of a website , but do your research and the first place you can start is with this book:
The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse: An All-Natural, At-Home Flush to Purify and Rejuvenate Your Body by Andreas Moritz
If you read this book thoroughly you will be able to do the cleanse, safely, effectively, and with the least side effects. Yes there can be some side effects if you don’t follow directions. Like feeling like poop during or on cleanse day.
FACTS TO GET BEFORE GETTING STARTED:
YOU MUST CLEAN THE COLON FIRST: The Colon is the Hub of Health if it is not moving properly and cleaned out enough then the toxins and gallstones can’t be eliminated properly. All of us should be constantly working on taking care of our colon but the book tells you how to prepare for the cleanse. Think “smooth move:” This is also a big mistake others make when just doing a Liver Cleanse with apple juice and olive oil off the internet.
The Liver is producing stones. Don’t think just because you don’t have a gall bladder that you are off the hook. If you haven’t changed your eating and eat junk food even some of the time, animal meat regularly, and or caffeine my guess is you got these guys too. See the Gall bladder stores biles and stones but many small stones are in the Liver.
Picture from Just Life Shop
The process must be REPEATED : We would all like to think that there is a miracle LIVER COLON or whatever CLEANSE… But the facts are that most cleansing should be a regular practice and like layers of a onion each time you do a cleanse you will get deeper. The Liver cleanse as described in Moritz book should be done consistently until you no longer get any stones out. And then regular maintenance cleanses. I sadly have not been consistent enough to get to the end of my gallstones. Consistent meaning done every 4-6 weeks.
Tips To Successfully Do The Liver Cleanse
Here are a few tips have have helped myself, my husband and close friends do this successfully:
#1 Prep your food.
Meal plan and prepare your food for the week of clean eating and afterwards. I admit I have never followed the food guidelines to the letter. Meaning I eat some meat and probably a little bit of sugar during the week of clean eating. But I do make sure to get this MIRACLE SOUP in, check out the RECIPE HERE. Having soups and fresh foods available makes a difference in how good you will feel leading up and afterwards.
#2 DRINK YOU WATER
Drinking good clean water throughout your clean week and afterwards is key. I really like drinking Hydrogized water from my Young Living Hydrogizer. This cleanse was the best physically meaning I wasn’t tired or feeling fatigued the day of the cleanse and I really think it is because I was so hydrated with the alkaline water from Hydrogizer. I did at least 5 glasses the afternoon before my cleanse.
#3 Use big straws
Using big straws has helped me a ton get the salt water down. And you do need to use salt water with this cleanse. I put it toward the back of my throat and it bypasses some of my taste buds. It’s still not super pleasant but doable. I will also put a drip of Lemon oil or Peppermint on my tongue afterwards to mask the taste.
#4 Plan for Rest
Pick when you can take it easy the following day. Meaning prepare the family meals ahead of time, get someone to watch the kids or at least plan for a day of movies and down time. You will need to be near a bathroom for much of the day and some of the afternoon the day after. Get your Diffuser with your favorite relaxing Essential oils set up, Water if you need some. Pillows and blankets. I will do my night of the cleanse on the couch, then I don’t bother anyone if I have to get up.
So here is what doing this Cleanse will look like for a week…
6 Days of Clean Eating
Read the book for more on what clean eating is exactly, drink Apple Juice or Apple Cider Vinegar daily as directed in the book. I suggest using the Apple Cider Vinegar in warm water it works great, won’t put a bunch of sugar in your system and is less expensive. All we use is Apple Cider Vinegar now.
Cleanse colon as directed or with other colon cleanse teas beginning of 6 days and I will do again on Day 5 or 6. Be sure you are adding back in electrolytes and minerals like MINERAL ESSENCE and NingXia Red as to not be depleted before the cleanse.
DAY OF CLEANSE: Eat light. I eat oatmeal in the morning. and Basmati Rice or Miracle Soup or both around 1230 or 1pm. Stop eating at 1:30pm
Before 1:30pm I will make sure I get all my Apple Cider Vinegar in for that day. I also will make sure I get my NingXia and Mineral Essence in.
6pm Salt Water Flush ( I may or may not start pooping after this).
8pm Salt Water Flush (Usually after this one I start pooping, a few times I have had to do an enema but because I didn’t do the Cleansing like I was suppose to)
9:45 pm Prep my Grapefruit juice and Olive oil Drink. Set my alarm for 6am
10pm Drink it and LAY DOWN immediately with head elevated in a reclined position where my head is higher than my stomach. Lay there until I fall asleep and don’t get up until alarm, until I have to go the bathroom, or drink some water.
6am Drink Salt Water – Sometimes I will get stones out after this.
8 am Drink last Salt Water: I do get stones out after this one. I will release stones and liquid waterish stools until noon or even into the afternoon. I have even passed stones the following day. But the urge to poop every 15-30 minutes goes away around 11 ‘ish or noon for me.
To learn more about cleansing watch this Live Video I did:
If you are serious about getting your energy back, libido, clear skin, endurance, happy joints, and improved health. Then your next step is to get the book, read the book, and set your date for your first cleanse.
I love you, believe in you, and really it isn’t as bad as people make it sound. And really if you refuse or can not do it there are alternatives to this $10 cleanse. You can get quality products for about $600-1000 that will support the liver and gallbladder and help fight against negative effects of harmful toxins.
If you are interest let me know via email at info[at]starrhealth.com
For your Total Wellness;
Mary Starr Carter