Exactly a year ago, I was living my best life. My kids were grown up and I was able to go back to working full time, and I got a job that I loved. I had a healthy relationship with food and was at the ideal weight for myself. My schedule was beautifully falling into place, with time to workout, be with my kids, and socialize happening without any stress.
I still have all of that, but something shifted, something changed, and I’m not as happy as I was last year. What happened? Sometimes when you are not paying attention to the bigger picture, you get caught up in the little things that don’t matter. This happened to me when I sought out a clinic in London during the summer that specialized in IV vitamins and minerals.
For the longest time I knew I have gut issues, I react to certain foods, and sometimes randomly get nausea without even eating anything. So I thought that maybe my body wasn’t absorbing vitamins and minerals properly. The doctor I saw thought so too and went on to give me an IV with b vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.
The first time wasn’t successful as I got light headed from the magnesium (it dilates your blood vessels and would cause fainting). The second time he removed it and I felt ok, more than okay afterwards, there was a sense of zen that was amazing! At the same time, I started getting sad.
In the beginning I thought the IV was getting rid of heavy metals in my body and this was the side effect of that. So I persevered and kept going back to the doctor. When I mentioned my feelings he put me on a homeopathic remedy called Sepia that would help with unresolved emotional issues. So I took that with the IV’s, anything to get my buried issues released!
The only thing that was released was a full blown depressive state, I would cry for no reason, I found no interest in anything, and I just wanted to go back home. Fortunately we were a week away from returning from our trip. That same doctor referred me to a therapist they work with to “deal with those issues” as he thinks I have a lot of emotional baggage.
For months I Skyped with this therapist, nothing changed, I lost interest in working out, I started to eat for comfort because I have no idea what’s going on, and the guilt cycle started to perpetuate. I knew I don’t have emotional baggage (well, nothing major that would put me in this state), so I kept researching.
The first step was a gene test, I wanted to know what I am working with in order to address the glitches in my “foundation”. The second step was to find someone who can help me put those test results into an action plan. Unfortunately no one in Kuwait knew what I was talking about or agreed to what I’m doing, so thank God for the internet, I started looking internationally.
Today I am working with an amazing doctor in the US that assured me my emotional outbreaks were not due to “emotional baggage”, what happened was simply too much of a mineral that my body wasn’t able to break down, which manifested in those emotions (I was right about a chemical reaction, only it wasn’t heavy metals, it was a gene mutation that prevented my body from handling the breakdown process and elimination).
It feels good to know what I am working with, and although it’s still a long way to fix the damage I have made, I started with step one. Realizing the mistake I made, I now understand why there is a process involved with how vitamins and minerals are absorbed in the body; its not better to bypass this sequence because someone did it and it worked for them.
Not everyone will react the same way I did, some will react worse, some will love the benefits and continue doing it, but please don’t do it for vanity or because some celebrity is doing it. There are sick people in the world who need IV vitamins to stay alive, but if you think it’s a matter of taking a shortcut to be healthier, you are greatly mistaken.