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Carol Perkins: When you frankly just want to slap somebody

She had so much malaise and maladies, she didn't feel like herself anymore, she told her Bowling Green doctor, telling him, 'Frankly, I just want to slap somebody.' But a trip to her herbalist with sidekick Carol, and a 'feet in the tub' detox and the world became more right again.
The next previous column: Carol Perkins: Mama Don't Cook No More Posted April 28, 2014.

By Carol Perkins

Every six months I have a routine check up for my high cholesterol. I fully understand the need to do this, but I am a total wreck when the nurse approaches me with a needle and starts slapping my arm to bring the veins to the top so she can poke them. I have been known to swoon and need a quick smell of something under my nose to keep me from hitting the floor. Knowing my weakness, I warn the nurse she may have to use a child's needle. Only once has a nurse resorted to drawing blood from my toe. That won't happen again.

Took list of six months of aches and pays to doctor in Bowling Green

My doctor is in Bowling Green and I have been going to him for a long time, so he knows me as well as any doctor has time to know his patients. So as I waited in this office, I thought of all the aches and pains to tell him since I wouldn't be back for another six months. Lay it out and he can take it from there was my plan.

"Well, Carol, how are you doing?" he said as he bounced into the room carrying his laptop.

Told doctor she was not herself . . . that frankly, she wanted to slap somebody

"Well, I'll just tell you, doctor, I don't feel like myself. I haven't for a while. I'm tired, I don't sleep, and frankly, I just want to slap somebody." He took my blood pressure.

"Do you have anyone in mind," he said. I thought that was a good comeback.

After I told him what might be making me tired, he suggested I try to eliminate some of my obligations. I knew that wasn't going to happen. "My real problem is that same arthritic knee that has been hurting for months. If you would give me a steroid shot like you did the last time, I might sleep more than three hours at a time."

"I can do that," he said and out the door he went and the only person I saw after that was a nurse with a needle.

Made visit to her herbalist in Summer Shade

I seldom have aches and pains and I take very little medicine, so I have no real complaints, but feeling better doesn't hurt anyone. So after having as a guest on our show (Susan and Carol Unscripted on 99.1 the Hoss) Raven Rodgers of Rodger's Mill in the Summer Shade area (who is an expert herbalist) I decided to give her a visit and see what might be a solution to my lack of sleep and other minor problems like wanting to slap someone.

Susan & Carol decided that both should get a detox

Susan and I, as a matter of fact, both went and decided to detox, ridding ourselves of toxins in our body through a "feet in a tub" method. I'm sure there is a better name, but that is what happens. You place your feet into a tub that actually has some type of ionic battery looking thing and within minutes the water begins to draw out the toxins and within thirty minutes the tub will be either black or reddish brown, depending on the types of toxins coming out. We followed a chart explaining the various colors that appeared and from what part of the body they came. One of my obvious ones showed poor diet and lack of vitamins. I could have guessed that would show up.

Felt much better after detox

After the detox I felt so much better. The goal is to do this until the water is clear, so I will be making a few more visits. Susan said she went home and slept the afternoon away and has felt good since then. I no longer have a desire to slap anyone except those recorded phone message people who call me at work wanting me to sign up for credit cards. Who would ever buy from a recorded voice?

Moral: If you, too, want to slap someone, maybe it's time to be detoxed

Nutrition lessons are wasted on the young, and we all suffer for our bad habits when we get old. Young people, for the most part, live off hamburgers, pizza, and fries. If they put their feet into a tub for a detoxification, they might watch what they eat. I know I have a greater desire to clear up my water by clearing up my eating habits after I saw what came out of my body through my feet. If you would like to give it a try, I can hook you up. If you, too, want to slap someone, maybe you just need to be detoxed! - CAROL PERKINS

Carol Perkins, the columnist, is author of several books, co-host of the radio show "Susan & Carol Unscripted," live Tuesdays at 10amCT on the Hoss, 99.1 FM, and is owner of Main Street Screenprinting, 601 S Main Street, Edmonton, KY. Phone 270-432-3152 or 270-670-4913.

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