Friday, May 31, 2013

Great Strides 2013

Like I pointed out in my last post, I'm a little behind in writing posts. We had our Great Strides walk on May 18th, and it was wonderful! It rained all morning which did not help attendance, but we had fun anyways. The rain pretty much stopped when it was walk time which was much appreciated.

Before the walk, there was a 5k that I participated in. I didn't do much running, but I did finish it in a reasonable amount of time. :) I started the race jogging and finished it the same way.

After the 5k concluded, it was Great Strides time. A few words were said and the walk began. I had so many people there to support me including family and friends! The walk always helps me how much support I really have.

The goal for the walk this year was $130,000, and we are very close to making it to that goal. I still have some money trickling in, but as of right now, my team raised $6,700! We haven't made it to my $7,000 goal, but I'm very proud of what we did!

Walk day was so much fun, and plans are being formed on how to make it even better next year! I can't wait!

Check out my amazing friends and family who came out to share their support! I love them all!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kayla, I went to an interesting health seminar in Florida a couple of weeks ago. A representative said that 98% percent of disease is caused by imbalance in the body as follows: 90% pH balancing, 5% mineral balancing, 3% hormone balancing and 2% energy balancing. According to the seminar speaker, you can reverse and control cystic fibrosis and other diseases by adjusting the diet to more alkaline foods. According to Dr. Robert O Young, an overly acidic body is what makes mucus. The book The pH Miracle:Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health by Dr. Robert O. Young offers much advice on ways to decrease mucus in the body. Highly alkaline foods like cucumbers, celery, tomatos, avocados, broccoli, and red beets are very beneficial to the body. Vegetables need to be eaten raw to stay alkaline. Cooked vegetables and other foods like sugar, meat, bread and cheese create acid in the body.

    One carrot supplies a full day's worth of vitamin A. Raw wheat germ like Bob's Red Mill wheat germ has natural source of folate and zinc. Zinc helps heal wounds. Red bell peppers and oranges are excellent sources of vitamin C. Citrus like lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges should be eaten separately from alkaline foods since they are acids when they go into the body. However, they become alkaline after ingestion. Lemons and garlic are anti-fungal and anti-microbial and anti-mycotoxin. Grapefruit juice is also very drying to the body and high in vitamin C. It will help dry up mucus and build your immunity. Make sure it is 100% juice that is not from concentrate. Raw almonds are high in Vitamin E. To soak almonds, put 1/3 cup raw almonds in 1 cup water. Soak overnight. To make almond milk, put 1/3 cup soaked almonds in a blender with 1 cup water. Blend on high until white and creamy. Strain. It will stay fresh for 3 days in the fridge.

    Many CF sufferers get relief from Himalayan mineral salt which has a pH of 8.4. Aluminum free baking soda also has a pH in the 8s and eliminates acid immediately. An adult dose is 1/4 teaspoon in an 8 oz glass of water. Use pH test strips from a health food store to test the pH. The healing range is 7.3 to 7.4.

    I have healed many problems in my body caused by excess acid. I hope you get relief as well. Best of luck to you!