Many months and years have gone by now of my health not being grande. By not being grande, I mean stomach pains unexplained, medically diagnosed with celiac disease, IBS, and milk intolerance (though I never followed the diet for that one). Fatigue every day, depression, anxiety, sickness hitting left and right. Thank the Lord there wasn’t anything scary like cancer or a disease that ended horribly. But I still lived with these random medical mysteries: rashes, blisters on my feet that started when I was preggos, fever blisters every where on my face not just the lips, an indention on my ankle that was red and the dermatologist had no clue what it was.

Three weeks ago, I took a step, finally, in the right direction to heal my body through the help of God, friends, and an amazingly gifted dietician, Kelly Callabrese. I wanted to blog about my journey, in case you wanted to know or if you find yourself in a similar boat.

I went into her office spent…physically and emotionally. I started to explain my history of health issues and she listened. Listened. Listened to my hurt. Listened to me explain all these health issues like it was no big deal but she saw through that image and noticed how I ached to be healthy. I showed her my latest break out on my feet…covered in blisters filled with blood and cracked bleeding toes with a rash to cover it. With tears in her eyes, she said with conviction “Honey, you need to get better. We will fix you right up.” So, I quickly went to have my blood work done. Not just the typical cholesterol and blood sugar stuff but vitamin deficiencies, brain functions, white blood cell counts…the why of all of this. The conclusion= I have extremely high mercury poisoning. WHAT THE?!

How in the world would I have mercury in my system? Coincidentelly, Kelly wrote an article on mercury in vaccinations during 1990-2000 back in 2001. Well, I pinpointed it to the day. It was the summer before my senior year and I was so excited to be going on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Needless to say I needed a bundle of shots to be able to go. And in those fabulous shots that I had were amounts of mercury that weren’t even approved by the FDA to be in our food, but they ok’d it to be in the vaccinations. hmmmmm?

So, the theory here is the mercury has been living in my system since the day I got those shots. I looked back over my senior year of high school and I was a sickly mess. I had some gnarly sicknesses that year including giardia. The mercury toxins started to break down my body. And so on and so on…

So here we are ten years later and three taxing pregnancies later, my body has had enough. The mercury has started coming out of my feet and has affected my brain. I have felt many of times lately, “WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH ME?!” And now, I have an answer to so many of my questions. And now the journey begins to heal my body. I am on 19 different supplements at this point. Including a cleanse powder that I drink daily and a clay bath that pulls the toxins out (IT IS SO WILD). I am already feeling so much better! There are days when I am nauseas but Kelly says it is my body detoxing. I have a long road ahead. But I am thankful it is in the right direction. I felt like I was sitting in the middle of a highway getting rammed by semi’s and cars for so many years. Its time to pick myself up and get in the right vehicle going the right direction. (that was a pitiful metaphor, but hey.)

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4 Comments

  1. I understand your pain! I am about to go through this all myself through my chiro. I can't do a major detox yet, but am hoping to get answers soon! (As soon as our real insurance kicks in)….my body feels terrible all the time and I generally feel like monkey butt most of the time. Most people do not understand this. I am SOOOOO glad you have some answers and are getting on a plan! 🙂 Love you.

  2. AMEN!! I am so happy for you and will continue to pray for complete healing!

  3. Wow kristin that is so scary and amazing that you FINALLY get an answer! So thankful God hooked you up with the right person. Praying you will find true healing through this process!

  4. Wow Kristen, thank you so much for sharing. I'm so happy that you are on a good road, led by God. Your story sounds so similar to what I've heard and experienced so many times, \”experts\” can't give answers to the many parts…it takes looking at the whole. I will hope and pray to here of continued healing for you physically and emotionally from all of this.


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