I just learned something by complete chance, that is leaving my head reeling! I hope you all read this, and do your own experiment to see what outcome you have.
So Tuesday late afternoon, I started feeling sick. I had run to town that day to take care of some errands. I figured that I was just worn out from the day. However, I have a lot of health issues, a few of them being congestive heart failure, EM, Lymphedema, Raynaud’s disease, Neuropathy, and many others.
More than anything, I struggle psychologically with the fact most of these things seem to have no cure. So, I just roll with the daily tiredness, with all the other pain and discomfort I have to deal with. As you all know, some days are better than others. Sometimes, there’s even almost a rhythm to when some days are better than others.
Anyway, whatever I “caught” I guess in town, sunk me good! I went to bed late Tuesday afternoon, and other than going to the bathroom, and trying to drink enough water to keep hydrated, it was just a horrible illness. Headache, nausea, intense diarrhea, getting the chills, waking up sweating. I have no idea what was going on, but I knew my immune system was in decent condition, as being a diabetic, I’m drastically changed my diet. Organic foods, intermittent fasting, quality supplements, etc…My sister kept calling me to make sure I was okay, then encouraged me to go back to sleep.
By Thursday, I was bed sore. But OH SO still weak!! I managed to stay up 8 hrs that day, even a nap in between, eating only a really small meal. Meaning by Friday, I had only eaten 1 small meal from Tuesday afternoon, until Friday. I literally lost 17 lbs!! That part was kind of worth it! Lol
Another random part of this experience, was that I had been learning about collagen protein, and how it helps with weight loss. So I had put in a order for 3 different kinds of it, which came to my house Friday morning. I was excited to start using it, and did.
In thinking about my sickness later in the day, I suddenly realized, I had not had an EM flare since sometime on Wednesday.
Then Saturday, I became more and more aware that I STILL had not had a flare. Um…YEAH! This was the longest I had gone without a flare in well over 15 years. What was going on??
Other than I know my body got cleaned out from the illness, the only major difference was I was taking the collagen protein.
So! I’ve just spent the last hour or so googling if collagen protein can help repair nerve damage.
Go Ahead!! Go do your due diligence! YES! It is a critical part of healing neuropathy and vascular diseases.
Also read about collagen protein loading.
All I know is, I think I randomed onto something here. If any of you try this out, and have success, please share.