Friday, March 9, 2012

The Battle of Tonsil Stones

This week has been one disappointment or struggle after another. Through it, God has given me peace that He is doing a new thing. He is still good, and His timing and purpose is always for His glory.

One thing I'm physically struggling with is tonsil stones. I have had that issue before, and it went away while I was on antibiotics for my skin. I've been have off that medicine for a few months now, and the tonsil stones have flared up again. I've been using mouthwash and taking multivitamins regularly, but I have not been exercising and have had a bad diet. I looked up the causes for tonsil stones, and almost every thing on the list applied to me! Lack of exercise, stress, and diet including a lot of fatty foods, refined foods, dairy products, fried food, and sugar. Almost everything I was doing was tearing down my immune system and overworking my tonsils.

So, I have resolved to make a point of exercising every day, and to eat fresh foods. This morning I had half an apple for breakfast, and drank a bottle of water while walking on the treadmill. I walked 3 miles in 50 minutes, burning 400 calories. That's a good start since I have not been exercising regularly. I ate a peanut butter and banana sandwich on wheat bread and drank orange juice for lunch. I may have a salad later this afternoon.

I'm all for home remedies, and taking care of my body, so as not to rely on medicine. Especially if it's a mild case of something that can be avoided easily. When I was taking medicine, I asked what else I could do. They just told me, "Eat whatever you want, and keep taking the meds." Well, it got expensive and my skin was still breaking out, so I decided to focus on taking vitamins and taking care of my body.

So here's to eating healthier and producing more lymph fluid!


  1. Just one thing, peanut and banana sandwich? Two good things but together? never heard of that. I hope you feel better soon.

  2. Wow, I didn't realize you were having such a problem. I'll definitely be praying for you, Lydia! God is still on the throne, and prayer changes things! (James 5:16).

    And, I love peanut butter and banana! Used to have them all the time as a kid at my grandparents! My sister never liked it, but now I know someone else who likes them! God bless! =)