There has been a lot of change in my life over the course of the last couple of months so let’s talk about where we are.
I have been writing on this particular blog about general health and wellness for several years. I’m heading into year number four on this website and prior to that I had another website for the same amount of time. That’s close to a decade I’ve been blogging and sharing my journey with everyone.
That’s a lot of work, ya’ll.
While I don’t have a huge following, I have a substantial email list and have had a great impact on many people and for that, I’m very grateful.
New science seems to be emerging daily when it comes to what we should and shouldn’t be eating. For those of you who have been following me, you know what I’ve been eating has changed as I have followed scientific trends and finally gotten a handle on what was at the core of my health issues. I feel sort of like the food based crash test dummy of health and wellness.
Since my diagnosis with autoimmune disease, lots has shifted in the way I’m eating but the best basics for all of us will never change.
These things I know for sure:
- Eat as many fresh fruits and veggies as you possibly can.
- Eat the cleanest versions of those foods that you can.
- Reduce processed foods as much as you can.
- Reduce your chemical exposure.
- Breathe deeply and often. Meditate if you can.
Easy. Not so much.
It’s the conundrum of the modern adult.
You have access to lots of “food” but you really shouldn’t be eating most it.
Now I have a second website and it is focused on a singular health issue.
Firstly because folks asked me for more info on autoimmune disease. Secondly, because I have an autoimmune disease myself called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and I have successfully managed to reel all my symptoms in through diet and lifestyle change and I have a lot to share about how others can do it the same.
Autoimmune disease are on the the rise in some crazy ass epic numbers. No joke. People need help getting a wrangle on this because traditional drug therapies are horrible long term treatment options. They leave many of us sick and susceptible to additional autoimmune diseases, viruses and cancer.
Autoimmune suppressing drugs are not always the only answer. Food and lifestyle choices matter greatly. While I have learned that everyone would benefit from being on the anti-inflammatory autoimmune dietary protocol, also known as the AIP, the vast majority of us aren’t coming to the well unless we are highly motivated by pain. It’s a pretty aggressive but very successful protocol but I don’t see many who aren’t motivated by their own personal pain taking the plunge.
That’s just being straight up honest.
I’m not going to walk away from all the hard work I’ve done here.
52 Week Change Challenge
I am going to dedicate this year to helping those who want to be PRO-ACTIVE about change. That means you are willfully coming to change without being threatened into it.
I have soap boxed for a long time about how all the little successes add up to bigger ones so let’s just put our money where our mouth is in 2018 and stop talking about change and start making it…one step at a time.
Some weeks the changes will be easy. Others, not so much.
One week it could be…stop using crappy deodorant and start using ones that don’t mess with your lymphatic system (fairly easy, right?). Another week it might be time to take a whack at knocking gluten out of your life.
20% of them will likely be more substantial changes.
The other 80%? One week at a time.
What have you got to lose?
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Happy New You!