ANOTHER DAGNABIT GIMMICK - or so I thought when I first saw the infomercial for the NutriBullet. Then, I watched it again and again. I started setting my clock to wake up in the middle of the night just to watch it. I would post my thoughts of purchasing the NutriBullet on my FaceBook page just to get feedback and inspiration and to read other people's testimonies and victories with the NutriBullet. Of course, I also read negative input that could have (and almost did) plant seeds of doubt in my head.
I was finally able to get mine in January of 2013, but it stayed on my counter untouched for two months! Why? FEAR! Fear it wouldn’t work for me as it had for others. Fear I had too many health issues for this one machine to work, especially with all the medications I had been on.
Many are battling cancer, one the worst of all health enemies, obesity and organ malfunctions, high blood pressure and diabetes. The stories are endless and mine is no different. At the age of forty-four, my adversities are fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s-thyroidism, history of lupus (that may be back according to recent blood work showing high inflammation), hysterectomy, hormone patches for ten years as a result of the hysterectomy, degenerative disk disease in my back, clinical depression, stomach ulcers, inflammation, and acid reflux. I’ve had three hip surgeries due to hip dysplasia and will soon need total hip replacement. My adversities don’t in any way comparable to some of the more severe illnesses many people face, but this is my story. This is what I wake up to and go to bed with.
I tried a certain type of alkaline, antioxidant water that put me down for two weeks. Was it a bad thing? I don’t know… I was told it targeted the weakest area of my body: my lungs. It had me to the point where I couldn’t breathe properly and developed anxiety. I was told the pH was too high, which made me detox too fast. That’s not what I was looking for. I wanted to fight these illnesses, but be able to carry on with life while doing it.
I looked through the recipe book that comes with the NutriBullet and was amazed at how it not only provides delicious recipes, but it also categorizes the recipes based on their benefits for each system of your body so you don't have to guess at what’s needed. I was a bit overwhelmed at first and didn’t know where to start. I even asked for suggestions on FaceBook and got many ideas.
I started with the main recipe: a banana, kale, spinach, cherries, the Nutriliving Superfood Superboost, and almond milk. That first day, after about an hour or so, I was in the bathroom and didn’t think I was going to stop! Gross! A healthy gross, though! I was amazed.
People won’t even talk about this, but we should because it’s a culprit that has the potential to make us take a dirt nap sooner than later. The sad thing was, I went to the doctor for my back and guess what showed up? The nurse came into my room and said, “Your ex-rays are fine, but YOU’RE FULL OF POOP!” I think the whole office would have heard her if the door hadn’t been closed!
I have medication now that I’m supposed to take for that, but it doesn't even do half the job this one smoothie did in one trip to the bathroom! A small step, MAYBE, but I needed that! I felt lighter and energetic, but I didn’t push it. That was a Monday. I waited until Wednesday for my next smoothie. Same thing. Then I gave some to my husband. Now he’s addicted!
I’ve only been able to do this every other day, but I have seen increased energy; I even walked my granddaughter to the park and rode her around on my son’s bike! I haven’t been on a bike in ages! The biggest thing I really noticed is that drinking smoothies has given my digestive system a break from having to break down food so much. Three weeks later, I noticed after eating barbecue pork ribs, I was able to break it down and head straight to the bathroom THAT SAME DAY! That’s a huge break through for me! Just being able to do that is an achievement.
I’ve added other things to my smoothies, such as natural honey and cinnamon, as well as other types of fruits. I look forward to increasing my grocery list to be able to work on each adversity I’m dealing with. Am I 100%? Not by a long shot! I didn’t get this way overnight. You have to crawl before you walk and that’s what I’m doing.
Thank You NutriBullet!