Over the past 4 to 5 years I've been experimenting with a number of diets and health protocols in an attempt to repair my digestion. In doing so I've come to a few conclusions that I would like to share:
1. elimination is a requirement for change.
2. professional guidance is a time-money-energy saver.
3. you have to work from the inside out.
4. it takes time.....a long time.
5. good health far out weighs any of your other priorities.
Now let me dive in and explain each point a little further.
In my youth, like most youth, I took my health for granted, I had so much of it that I didn't know what it was like to be without it, and therefore I felt invincible. This feeling of invincibility enabled me to pursue whatever physical goals I wanted to with a level of recklessness and disregard that would later prove costly.
Many years of training incorrectly, eating incorrectly, and living incorrectly, started to slowly chip away at my health.....but it was this super slow pace of health deterioration that allowed me to ignore the change, giving myself easy excuses and viewing abnormalities as everyday normalcy.
Over time my health progressively got worse and I finally reached that unfortunate point that so many of us do before actually making a change.
My digestion had totally deteriorated....bloating and discomfort was a regularity in my life....the days of enjoying everything and anything that comes across my plate were now gone.
I decided to try health-diet after health-diet, supplement after supplement. Through this process I discovered that self treatment wasn't going to work, I simply didn't have enough skill to repair what was a deep internal dysfunction that I had developed over years of neglect and abuse. I also discovered that most diets work by eliminating something and it was this elimination of aggravating foods and supplements that actually did offer some relief, although it alone wouldn't be enough either. More time passed, I tried more things, and while I learned how to avoid aggravating my symptoms most of the time, I wasn't getting any better.
Step in: professional guidance.
I finally decided to accept some professional guidance (special thanks to The Migraine Professional) and it was through this guidance that I finally started to take a cohesive approach that would lead me to a slow recovery of my digestive and overall health. It was with some professional insight that I realized there were many connected and underlying issues that had to be corrected from a wholistic approach if I had any hope of actually repairing my health instead of just avoiding reactions/symptoms. We started a wholistic approach almost 1.5 years ago and I've seen some great improvements in both my energy levels and my digestion (even my skin and hair has improved) but I understand that the road is longer still, and more importantly, I accept that and stay committed to the course. Had I sought professional guidance earlier, I would have not only avoided deteriorating my health as far as I did, but I would have saved thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours, and an unmeasurable amount of energy trying to get my health back.
I made the necessary changes to my lifestyle and in turn regained some of my health. With an eye on the future and better health still to come, I sit here writing and reflecting, and I can say that without a doubt, my health must come first and all those other priorities simply have to move down in order of priority.
If you too, are suffering, don't know what to do, are failing with what you've tried, or feel helpless and defeated by something you think you can't fix.........reach out and seek the helping hand of a wholistic guide.....make an investment and a commitment to your wellbeing. #QUALITY OF LIFE MATTERS
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