of digestive distress
Unfortunately, I grew up during the days of microwaves and boxed macaroni, processed foods and low-fat everything, white bread and sugary drinks. I guess we just didn’t know any better. And by the time I hit 20 I began to show signs of intense digestive problems, full of pain and discomfort. During my sophmore year in college, I awoke in the middle of one night with the most intense cramping I had ever experienced, which led me to the emergency room. Of course the doctors had no answers, and after an hour or two of fluids, sent me on my way. I continued to struggle to digest anything properly for weeks after this experience, and in the following years, would find myself having digestion issues continuously coming and going. When I was 26 I had my first surgery to try and repair the damage, and heartbreakingly, six months later my problems returned. It was at this time when I turned to my diet, hoping that I would find something that would heal my body. I started doing the vegetarian, no dairy thing for awhile, which morphed into the raw diet. I tried the master cleanse, water fasting, green smoothies. No dice.
At the age of 31, I moved to Hong Kong, and with my new surroundings came a new and very unhealthy diet. Because I struggled to find the foods I wanted, I caved and began to eat what was convenient and easy, that being lots of white bread from the bakeries and lots of white pastas for dinners at home. Of course, my digestion issues grew worse, and by the time I had been there a year, I had endured countless episodes of digestive problems, one stomache virus and several chest infections. But I was getting married, working very long, stressful hours at a kindergarten, and trying to deal with adapting to so much change around me, so I ignored all of this the best I could.
Which brings us to November 2011, when I began to finally uncover True Wisdom regarding healthy eating and nutrition. It was the discovery of Sally Fallon’s “Nourishing Traditions” that began the waterfall of information that has continued ever since. I began to learn the truth about good animal fats / saturated fats and how truly significant they our to our bodies, how refined white flour, trans fats and processed sugars are without a doubt destroying the lives of countless people, how our minds and guts are so intricately woven together, and how we can heal our minds and bodies naturally, without the invasive surgeries I have had to endure over the years.
I became aware of the total deception and ignorance that has blanketed so much of the world regarding true health and the fire within me began to build. If my body can heal naturally from the disharmony that has coursed through it’s veins for so many years, than that means many others can as well.
I believe our bodies have a specific design, necessary of certain nutrition, and without it, the body will fail and work improperly. There is an ultimate Wisdom regarding physical health and I believe I’m beginning to uncover it. My suffering will not be in vain … people will be helped.
Though my healing is still an ongoing process, I know that I am finally on my way. Things are finally getting better and will continue to do so! God is showing me the way and I trust Him! I will keep you updated with my progress HERE!