Brokenness – Episode 2

Thanks for joining me on my podcast, glad you’re back. Today’s podcast is difficult for me to share, it reveals my brokenness. In order to heal, I first had to learn where I was weak. I had to learn where to find my strength, and what to do about my weaknesses. Today I share some books that helped me to find the answers.

MY STORY

I’ve had many illnesses and some were life threatening. I won’t go into the details about each of them, not yet. What I have learned is the key that ties them all together. Why have I struggled all my life with health issues? What is wrong with me that the doctors don’t understand? Why can’t they fix me?

MY RESEARCH

MTHFR is a genetic polymorphism of a section of a person’s DNA that is not normal. There are two known sections (or SNPs) for MTHFR. One is 677 and the other 1298, both are different locations in the genetic sequencing. The 677 is often associated with heart conditions, like blocked arteries. The 1298 version involves neurons and neurotransmitters.

After I read Dr. Joel Kahn‘s book, The Whole Heart Solution, I knew I had to see him. I prayed for strength. I didn’t have to convince my husband, he was determined that he was going to get me down to Detroit to see Dr. Kahn. You see, it was in his book that I first heard of MTHFR. It was mentioned in passing along with a deficiency in B6, it was the B6 mention that caught my eye.

What’s right for me, might not be right for you. We are all biochemically different.

I also recommend reading “Dirty Genes” by Dr. Ben Lynch, who describes symptoms that can help with determining what SNPs you may have and how to “Scrub them” or clean up the dirty genes.

I have links here on my website about MTHFR for a deeper understanding and/or to share with a medical professional. However, to keep things in simpler terms for the podcast it will suffice to provide an overview. MTHFR has to do with methylation in the body. Methylation is a cycle of various biochemical reactions that control almost everything in your body.

The main point I want you to take away from today’s discussion, is this….you can heal. God designed our bodies to heal themselves when given the right food and water, the right environment, the right exercise, the missing nutrition and lots of prayer. Some people refer to it as biohacking our bodies, I prefer to call it loving ourselves, like God loves us.

Spiritual

This, by far, is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life…admitting my weaknesses. We all want to appear strong, at least as far as others are concerned. It is through my weaknesses, that God is strong. It is through my brokenness that I have learned to draw closer to Christ, forged a stronger relationship with Him.

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all of my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. — Psalm 28:7

God’s call for me is to share my story, but not everyone will listen. There will be those who don’t believe in God that didn’t get through the first episode when they heard me mention Him. My story is for my brothers and sisters in Christ who can understand how faith can move mountains, heal the sick and make the dead rise. It is for those believers that can appreciate the miracles of my life.

I take pleasure in my weakness, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. — 2 Corinthians 12:10

I’ll share all the things I did to work WITH God to help me heal. I mean HE is the Great Physician, but he expected me to do what He asked of me. It was a test of my obedience to Him.┬áMany people, including doctors, had given up on me….more than once. I’m here to offer others hope. Where there is life, there is hope. Don’t give up, you can do it! I did, with the grace of God, and so can you. It takes faith.

Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. — Psalm 27:14

CLEAN LIVING

I am now working on supporting and cleaning my liver. Due to MTHFR I have issues with detoxing from a toxic world (20% of normal). The toxins your body can’t rid itself of end up in the liver. Be kind to your liver and avoid a metabolic syndrome by:

* Eating organic or grow your own (even better)
* Drinking distilled water
* Infrared saunas (at least once a week)

Please note, that if you have a medical condition, please consult a medical professional for medical advice for your particular health concerns. I am not a doctor and this podcast nor my website are intended to diagnose or treat illnesses. I am merely sharing my story and what worked for me.