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I went to see Brenda, my naturopath for the first time yesterday. She taught my Pathology class, so we already knew each other and I liked her.

Our ‘meeting’ was an incredible three hours long, and very in depth. I found it fascinating what she spent her time grilling me on. For instance, she was very interested in my need to drink large amounts of freezing cold water. Apparently, it’s not normal to go to a restaurant, and when the waiter comes, ask for an entire pitcher of water. Strange. Something else she kept coming back to was my inability to ‘stick’ with anything for a long period of time. For instance, I started the lemon/water liver cleanse, and did it religiously for about two weeks…then I’d forget a day, then two, until I stopped doing it all together. I have a cupboard of half-used supplements that I’ve, for some unknown reason, stopped taking. T4 for thyroid, acidophilus for digestion, oil of oregano as an antiseptic, (I am, after all, living in TORONTO) etc. etc.

I was pleased that she didn’t give me a huge list of supplements that she wanted me to start taking. I hate it when Complimentary Health professionals think their only job is Pill Pusher. She asked me to cut down my use of soy, as I’m probably sensitive. (Good gravy, what am I supposed to eat then??) She suggested a tbsp of apple cider vinegar about 15 minutes before my main meal of the day to up my HCl, (which not only will aid in digestion, but apparently help with my rosacea) gave me a homeopathic for the whole cold water thing, (it can’t be THAT BAD, can it?), one to support my liver, and one to support my adrenals, (which is supposed to help my cortisol levels, and in turn, shift my energy levels from night to day). Amusing that the adrenal one has a ‘bitchy’ side effect. It’s a good thing Husband is going to Atlantic City this week. 🙂

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About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

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