Another Hidden Trigger Discovered: Lab Work

Today, it happened again. I had an autoimmune flare. Toxins were circulated and recirculating through my body. Kidney failure/disease is why this happens, but large flares are almost always triggered by environmental toxins.

Over the past year and a half, I have eliminated almost everything containing chemicals from my life. I make my own toothpaste, body oil, face masks, household cleaners, meals, herbal supplements, ferments, etc. However, I still have to go out into the world and live my life.

So once again, I was picking myself apart. I have said this before, but this is the worst part of autoimmune triggers. Every time I have a reaction, I want to figure out how to avoid it from happening again and scrutinize myself, my decisions, and my lifestyle. How could I have allowed this to happen again? When will I learn?

Today, I went out of town for a work meeting and to get some lab work done. When I walked into my work meeting, I could smell the air freshener, but it felt doable for a short period of time. Then I went to get lab work done at one of those little neighborhood shopping center places. This is when my red flags started waving and I felt the “Run for your life” feeling. There was only one other person in front of me, so I thought it would be quick and I could make a quick escape. Well twenty minutes later, I was finally out of that awful place and my nerves where all over the place. Driving home my liver was hurting and I could not figure out what was going on.

After getting home and taking fermented spirulina, activated charcoal, fulvic acid, and drinking a couple pints of fermented lemon ginger water, I finally realized it was all the chemicals in the air I had been exposed to. The lab work place had put me over the edge and my anxiety was through the roof.

It is nearly impossible to think calmly and clearly when there are toxins circulating throughout your body and not being filtered out. I was laying in bed waiting for the activated charcoal to do it’s thing. Normally when I take activated charcoal, I can feel the wave of relief within fifteen minutes. This time I was waiting in vain. With reactions that are caused by things I put on my skin or in my body activated charcoal works great, but when it is an environmental toxin it takes a little longer and more binders.

As I write this, I can still feel the on edge feeling that is caused by environmental toxins. It is hard to believe I lived like this for years when I was exposed to mold in my home. In a couple days, if I stay out of public places, I will be back to my “normal”.

Living in a toxic world is taxing! I hope I have helped someone out there who is also dealing with autoimmune and kidney disease. But honestly, I just needed to vent and get my frustration and anger out(please excuse my grammar). Some parts of my healing journey still make me want to scream. How could a medical facility be so careless? Healthcare is not supposed to damage your health.

The more binders, the more better.

Love & Coconut Oil


“Life is so beautiful, but ugly people try to convince us it’s not because they cannot see it.” ~Me

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