You know me from having MS, but what you didn’t know is that I also struggle with low blood platelets.  Racially, I am a mutt … a mixture of Black, White, Native American and East Indian.  It is my East Indian blood that gives me problems.  Several of my family members suffer similarly.

Because of this, I must keep constant count of my blood platelets.  A normal platelet count is between 150,000 and 450,000.  I am always getting blood taken, hear the results, then take matters into my own hands.  Two weeks ago, my platelet count was so low (31,000) that doctors said if if dropped further, I would need to have my spleen removed.  Ouch!  I don’t exactly know what a spleen does, but I do know that we were not born with any spare parts.  Just because we don’t understand what a part does, doesn’t mean that we don’t need it.

I had read that one of the things water does is increase blood platelets.  So, for the past two weeks, I fasted on liquids only.  I ate no solid food, just drank water and juices.  When I got hungry, I ate liquid soup.

When I got my blood counted two weeks later it had risen to an amazing 161,000.  I was in the normal range for the first time in years!  Needless to say, everyone was amazed, and I had saved my spleen!

I don’t know if this result was from an increase in drinking water or a decrease in eating solid foods.  I have heard natural healers say that when you are sick, (especially if you don’t know why), to stop eating completely.  I realize that not eating solid food is temporary and not sustainable long term, so I will need to find a way that best works for me.  I don’t know if I will liquid fast every other day, fast during the week and only eat solids on weekends, or what.  But I do know that I will figure this out.

This is a prime example of the term “Physician Heal Thyself.”  You must take your health into your own hands, do your own research, experiment where you can, say NO to unnatural sounding practices, and always DRINK MORE WATER!!!


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