Water is essential for life, and we need to consume it to stay healthy, but when too much is taken, it is known to kill. That was driven home when dizziness and unwell feelings have had me involuntarily taking it easy. At times my legs were too heavy and tired to walk while my arms feel like they are being dragged from their sockets. My only respite has been doing more in the garden with frequent brakes.
During the cold winter months, it is natural to turn to the good leafy green vegetables and the oft promoted superfoods. It was with great pride and joy that my patch sports them in abundance. Bok Choy, which grows so quick one can pick leaves every day while it thrives. Kale, which never seems to be a trouble to grow, and spinach, which is my favourite.
From around the start of winter, they became my staples every night. Knowing the benefit, they give with their superabundance of essential elements and vitamins a short burst of heat in the micro-wave had them ready to eat.
Following the nightly meal, it is a treat to pamper my stomach with yoghurt and blueberries. Delicious and Moorish, even the cats, front up to lick the plate. Almonds have been another staple recommended by dieticians for a healthy gut.
So with all this goodness inside, why is my body letting me down. Tired aching muscles, nausea feelings, and then the dizziness that has often sent me spinning towards a chair.
Doctors, Naturopaths, PT trainers, and others all suggested different causes. From stones in the ears to a damaged shoulder, everything was suggested, but nothing seemed to fit.
As a spiritual person, it is normal for me to consult the Spirit for answers, and they came thick and fast. Looking at the Bok Choy waving its lovely leaves amidst the other high foods it hit me. What is it about that vegetable that could make me sick.
It has been like poisoning, whereby my brain becomes cloudy, and then my body feels wobbly. Led to the Internet, the riddle was soon solved.
While bok choy, kale, spinach, etc. are superfoods with components to block cancer growth and even prevent diabetes, they contain a high amount of potassium. Symptoms of too much of that element exactly match mine.
Lethargy, nausea, and dizziness are part of it. Almond milk and nuts are also full of it, as to is milk and other staples, including eggs.
The danger of an abundance of potassium leads to heart attacks and other things. The lesson that too much good healthy food can kill you has been learned. The Great Spirit has once again protected me, as it does all who are spiritual. All one needs do is ask it as a friend for answers, and it rarely lets you down.