A Different Approach to Flesh – Diet for the Zombified

It all happened in the chocolate section of Central Market.  No joke.

I listened, got mad, and cried in front of the 80-100% dark chocolate as this random guy told me that a Zombie tumor can be eliminated through specialized diet, rest, and lifestyle choices (among other things, no more chasing people through the streets at night… hmm… that’ll be hard… I miss those sweets already).

Here I was, about to give up an entire organ (adrenal gland) in order to try and purge the nasty tumor growing inside me.  At first I got mad.  Who does this guy think he is?  “No…. don’t let them do that.”  He and his wife said in tandem.  I felt the buzz of frustration grow.  You don’t know what I’ve been through to get to this surgery!!!

“You need both of your adrenals — no matter what they say!” he said.  “Would you consider postponing surgery for a month?”

“Just for a month,”  His wife chimed in.   My head started to spin.  I admitted aloud that I needed to sit down.  Next thing I was crying on the floor.  (Silly zombie hormones.)  The wife patted my back as the clerk for the coffee section brought a chair.  Of COURSE this would happen in Central Market, I thought. Crazy health-nut quacks.

Over the next forty minutes, I felt a strong conviction begin to grow.  Why did the adrenal have to be removed anyway?  Why can’t she just remove the tumor?  Why couldn’t I try nutrition?  It’s worked in other ways for my family, for people I know.  What is my doctor going to say?  There’s no way I can talk to her before surgery on Monday, it’s Friday at 1pm!  What is my husband going to say?

That afternoon, I made a plunge of faith.  I called my husband.  I called the hospital.  I told off a nurse.  I explained to an attending doctor.  We cancelled the surgery.

Incredibly, within ONE DAY off the medicine and on this detoxing diet, I already felt better than I have ALL YEAR.  A week later and I feel amazing.  I feel ALIVE.

Left to Right: My husband and me, a week before scheduled surgery. Pre-detox-diet. Me, a week after cancelled surgery, and being on prescribed detox diet for eight days.

L: Me, a week before surgery, after two months of meds. Before detox diet.
R: Me, a week after cancelled surgery, off meds, on prescribed detox diet for eight days.

I have had a number of other Zombies (or even just regular humans) approach me and ask about this.

Here follows the strange, other-worldly suggestions put forth by this bold young man and his wife… I believe God just used them to steer me toward the healing he had for me without surgery.  God alone is the source of wisdom and healing.  No one else — not myself, not my doctor, not this nutritionist at Central Market — can be the final authority.  We must listen to Him, and trust Him to lead us, guide us — and RESTORE us.

So, I will be following this diet for the next forty days to completely detox from my Zombiehood (down to a molecular level — quite important you know).    How will I feel IN 40 DAYS!?!


No starches/carbs/fruits for one full month to fully detox and starve the tumor.  They turn to sugar, and feed the problem. The tumor is probably made up of toxicity which has been building due to lifestyle or life problems/traumas — and I would have to agree with him on the existence of that in my life.

Detox continues: Leafy greens at each meal (a small side serving). I have been doing steamed broccoli at breakfast, salad at lunch and dinner (with no cheese or croutons).  Also starting the day with a juice of coconut water and leafy greens/carrots for a potassium boost, and drinking pressed garlic and ginger for lowering blood pressure.

Drinking the liquid herbal extract called Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) to drink in water each day to cleanse the adrenal gland.

Eating 80%-100% or pure raw chocolate regularly to detox.  No problem there… it’s sooo good!!! This is what originally started my conversation with Rory and his wife.

Eating Celtic or Himalayan sea salts with each meal — salt and potassium balance each other, so if we cut out all salt it does not let the body balance my potassium myself.  Amazing.  I felt the effects immediately.

Eating a healthy protein at each meal: seeds, nuts, meat that is not too lean — eat some healthy fat — hunted game from my husband was a plus.  Coconut oil could be added as a healthy fat.  Eggs are also good, but I am supposed to eat the yolk and try to eat organic eggs.

Take Vitamin C for immunity boost, and Milk Thistle for Liver boost.

He mentioned eating as much organics as possible, and watching what you put on your skin in terms of lotion/makeup/haircare etc. (so of course I was pretty proud to be able to share about my company, Pink Papaya).

I have personally added Green Tea, brewed for ten minutes but drunk before an hour passes, to detox.

He was also focused on other things like lifestyle, working on balancing hormones through diet, getting my spine in line with a chiropractor, looking at what things I might need healing from. We talked about birth and needing to heal from that and pregnancy still. We talked about Living Waters (the class my church does on inner healing and formational prayer).

Like I said above, I met him and his wife in the chocolate section at Central Market. It was a God thing. I was only shopping for pure chocolate because a lady from church had told me it was an antioxidant and fights cancer. We spent about 40 minutes talking, after I stopped crying and being shocked, about some of the insights and questions he raised. They were all in line with what my husband and I have learned in regard to health and holistic/organic living in the past 3 years.  (My husband has already lost 50 lbs and I have lost 40.)

L: Me, two years ago, before trying to eat healthier and more organically R: Current comparison.  I feel great.  It was hard to drop breads and sugars at first but I know it's the right thing to do for a while.

L: Me, two years ago, before trying to eat healthier and more organically
R: Current comparison. I feel great. It was hard to drop breads and sugars at first but I know it’s the right thing to do for a while.

We will see how this goes… it is truly up to God to direct us. I am really excited to see what happens.


All the Best

Off to see the wizard today!  I’m excited.

While getting ready for my appointment I had a ton of paperwork to fill out.  They asked for all kinds of info and I went to look in my filing cabinet for some data (like blood type).  I started finding things like cancer history in the family and my immunization record.  BUT HERE’S WHAT BLEW MY MIND.  I don’t know how I still had this, but I found a full blood panel and Dr’s notes/intake form from 2000 when I went to work in Japan (I suppose I had copies for submitting to the missions board).  On my doctor’s intake form I had written “I have been feeling fatigue for about three years.”  My blood test was normal so I think my fatigue complaint was just ignored (and I was too inexperienced to know better).  Crazy, huh?

Except... not really...


I’ve had a lot of help since I put the word out this last two weeks.  It’s been incredible to be loved on when I felt at my weakest.  I originally was facing 10 weeks of waiting for an appointment.  I had already waited three weeks to be scheduled (after seeing three other doctors over the summer), so I pretty much cried when I thought I had 7 more weeks of exhaustion each day (until 4pm).  I am so thankful when they could move me up (only another 2-week wait).

I had a dream a couple of weeks ago that the machine they did the 4-D scan with was huge, round, and I sat inside and rolled like a kid while they did it.  We’ll see if this one lives up to that.  Here’s a picture of the one I had my regular CT scan in at … Kinda scary, super modern (Star Trek modern, the machine was talking to me) and super frigid in the room. (“Can you hold still?”  “I’m… just…. too…. cold!”)

CT Scan

CT Scan

On a side note, being at the hospital yesterday was interesting.  I was usually the youngest person in each room, but never the sickest.   Then, I was waiting for a hospital shuttle I saw a private shuttle pull up…. who pops out?  An incredibly wealthy young couple with a tiny, unwell infant.  My heart stopped for a moment.  People can have all the riches in the world and still not be able to buy health for an innocent, cherished baby.  I felt like praying for everyone all day.  I just wanted to stop and say, “Hey!  What are you facing?  Can I pray for you?” to each and every sickie around me.  But I don’t have the energy to do that!  So I just talked with a few.  Turns out even my registrar was facing some little mountains!

But this hospital (MD Anderson) is such a bright place to be.  They have obviously worked hard to make sure they take GREAT care of their patients.  Everyone was friendly and helpful.  My question is, do I have to be an admitted patient to take advantage of the free haircut/beauty shop? 😉

I'm a patient!

I’m a patient!

I am looking forward to meeting the lady who might have a few answers for me, and her team.  What a blessing and a miracle from God that someone could know Adrenal Glands inside and out.  🙂  Thanks, Lord.  You have sent me all the best.