The life that might've been
|symbol of a tethered, punctured life (photo by Melissa)|
The life that is
|symbol of the very best the universe has to offer|
All that stands between
|symbol of clean living and kick-ass health|
The life that might’ve been, if I had not questioned the mantra that an autoimmune diabetic’s only choice is insulin. It’s a dependent life. Dependent on fridge space for the insulin, batteries for the devices, and nearby hospitals for the inevitble lows that accompany a medieval treatment.
The life that is, is such a contrast. No fridge on this boat, and no need puncture oneself in between wave crests. And a deserted beach, far from EMT, is a joy, not a worry.
All that stands between these alternate endings to a LADA diagnosis are pounds of almonds, bushels of berries, stringers of fish, and an unending supply of even, deep breaths, drawn and exhaled between the smiling lips that emanate from a sustainable life.
Refusing The Needle: A Diabetic’s Natural Journey To Kick-Ass Health by Russell Stamets
ebook available for all devices at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145608
and for kindle at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007P6L5C4
tags: type 1, type 2, autoimmune, diabetes, lada, natural, alternative, diet, supplements, acupuncture, meditation, lifestyle, HAWMC