*I'm not a doctor, nutritionist, or any kind of medical professional. None of this is medical advice. Always seek advice from your doctor before changing your diet and/or healing routine. I am just a human sharing my experience with this protocol.
June 24th 2021 marks the end of my 4th mitosis on The Bean Protocol! 🎉
Catch up here:
Ok, let's get started!
Pain-free periods are a thing.
Yes. You read that right. It's possible to have a PAIN-FREE period! Like, not even a slight cramp. I had no clue!
For most of my life, that time of the month meant cramping so severe it was blinding. I would lay in bed massaging my legs, begging them to function so I could stand up and get ready for work. Nausea was constant and severe, it made choking down food a painful job. And, then there was the fatigue. A crushing weight, ever present, the feeling of an elephant riding on my shoulders and the skin on my face feeling like the melting wax of a lit candle. With fatigue comes the feeling of being in a tunnel, with your daily life far away at the opening, where you desperately struggle to see and hear your surroundings. This was often my first day of my period and it was always a day to just survive. The following days of my period would always be much better but with what I now realize was heavy bleeding, very heavy.
I want to break down my periods during this mitosis.
Skin, Hair, and Nails
Digestion and Poop
Mood, Sleep, and Energy
Face, Body, and Periods
Why are you asking Karen about apple peel?
I'm a curious soul. I never stop mining for information. I can't help it, it's so deep in my nature I don't even realize I'm doing it. I also forget a lot due to my poor memory from autoimmune disease, 🤷🏻♀️oh well, more to re-learn. 😆 Anyway, my friend Ian hit me up earlier this year and told me about a pre-order for a book from Joel Greene who he said was super knowledgable with health and wellness and thought I'd dig his stuff so I placed my order for his new book The Immunity Code.
I'm really enjoying the book so far. It's fascinating and way better than most health and wellness books. Joel really does his research. It gives me so much to ponder and consider. And, one of those things I've been thinking about is eating apple peel to heal my gut.
So, why apple peel? According to Joel, eating apple peel is one of the only ways to feed a very specific bacteria in your gut called Akkermansia. And, this Akkermansia bacteria is most responsible for the health of your gut lining. He suggests eating the peel from 3 apples each morning before breakfast. Maybe it's what my gut needs?
I know the fruit of the apple is a no-go on TBP but the peel is pretty bitter. Karen Hurd says my gut issues are due to stress and I totally agree but, can't a girl get some help? I'm already meditating all time. So, I'm waiting to hear her thoughts. Which are probably "let the beans do their work!" And, I'm trying my hardest to stay the course but with my curiosity always distracts me with different things to try to heal better and faster.
Hi, I'm Dana.
I'm an American living in rural Bavaria. I love art, design, vintage goods, healthy living, and weirdo fringe stuff.