Swelling of feet, ankles and legs – April 2014

Nevertheless, when we were on spring break in Florida, I was eating healthy 85% of the day and then would treat myself at night. After a few days, my legs, ankles and feet began to swell. It was very noticeable – to the point I could hardly put my flip-flops on. My ankles were the size of my thighs!

I suspected it was because I had eaten too much sodium so I brushed it off.

The end of April I went on a work trip. Again I ate healthy 85% of the day, but then treated myself to southern food at night. To my dismay, the last two days, after walking around and eventually eating fried foods, my legs, ankles and feet swelled yet again. Christian was shocked. I was shocked. Here’s yet another symptom of something…. but what!

I came back and messaged my Naturopath. She said if it continues after a certain number of weeks, I should be tested for kidney disease.

Ok, so I haven’t officially given up, but I’m thinking now about throwing in the towel! I cannot understand how more issues can present themselves when I’m eating healthy; I’m trying to reduce my exercise routine (adding more rest days) and trying to get 7-8 hours of sleep at night.

I started to realize, after I returned from Nashville (second trip in April), that if I did any amount of exercise over three days a week or didn’t get 8 hours of sleep or ventured out of my now traditional diet, I would become sick with the cold or flu, I would be extremely fatigued and now my body was showing other signs of illness (swelling, bloating).


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