My time at the BETTER LIVING LIFESTYLE CENTER (www.DrArcilla.com) in Berlin, NJ, just 20 minutes outside of Cherry Hill, has almost come to an end...
I'm sad to leave such a special place of growth, education, discipline and new habits, but excited to get home to Cliff and start my new life together with him. He will be joining me on my new food plan!
All in all, I am leaving here armed with much: a new eating plan (at least 90% raw / eat only 2 meals a day / drink 1.5 gallons of water daily between meals / an end to binge eating and a continuation losing weight), a new body (30 some pounds slimmer, more toned, a cleaner colon, and tons less water retention as the less toxic the body is, the less water it retains!), a new enlightened mind and Spirit (from prayer, meditation, study), and new emotions (peaceful and content...most of the time!).
Sometimes you just need to get away and have someone wiser say, "Do this!" You do it. And, shazaam, you feel better!
Today, as my 21st day is nearing and I will be going home, Dr. Arcilla did another "live blood test" on me. He remarked how much better my blood looked my 3 weeks back on (mostly) raw with lots of water. My blood had been thick and sticky before, but is now perfectly fluid, showing that I am no longer dehydrated. In my first test, he saw fat running around between my blood cells and none was visible on this test, showing that I'm obviously on my way with a much cleaner, lighter diet. Also, no more evidence on this test of furry-looking cells denoting free radical damage. Only a few of the cells are still oval shaped, (lack of B complex) the rest are perfectly round. Cells are still clumped up, unfortunately, meaning I still have lots of internal work to do on building up my enzymes and minerals. "You need lots and lots of green smoothies!," Dr. Arcilla said.
The Dr. also cautioned me, "You know what you need to do. Now you just need to develop your regimented and disciplined routine at home. The only area of weakness I see with you is Discipline."
Wish me well as I recover from a rather painful and troubling challenge with what Dr. Arcilla diagnosed as a Tendonitis or Fasciitis of the right knee. It is very painful and tight after getting up from sitting, and seems to bother me less the less I walk. He is cautioning me to not let that area of Discipline slide. "It WILL get better!"
|Our "walking track," a beautiful road right outside of the Center which measures 1 mile from the front door to the Main Road and back. I was up to 5x when my troubles with my knee started....|
|There I go...on my way!|
|What a face...my knee must have been hurting!|
|Dr. Arcilla running a class on sprouting!|
|He is an excellent teacher! So imaginative! He brings concepts to life!|
|This looks like a plate of Tilapia, but it's not....!!!|
|Smile....you're on candid "yam"-era!|
|If you eat a little cooked, run to your nearest Asian Market for these purple skinned, buttery fleshed (not orange inside!) sweet potatoes that are sweeter than any sweet potatoes I've EVER tasted. They are called KOIMO!|