I don’t know about you but my life seems to have been an uphill climb. And as I get older it seems to be increasing ten fold. Although sometimes difficult it has also been one of my greatest blessings.
In my 40’s when my health started to all apart I did what everyone did; go to the experts. The physicians, diet plan educators, exercise gurus; and I took and did whatever they gave me to help me feel better. That should fix it.
It’s not that I think bad about the medical community; my current physicians get it. I have to know the why, get some facts, do my own research, then make my own decisions. There are routine therapies for certain conditions that physicians follow. In my opinion there are a lot of healthcare professionals that can’t get past, “this is the recommended treatment”. It could be ineffective, have so many side effects, etc. so I do my own research. This goes against the flow. Sometimes it works and they listen to my concerns, sometimes we have to part ways.
I follow the Ketogenic diet and have taken a big hit in credibility following my own path. “You’re doing what?????” “How can you eat all that fat? I makes me feel ill thinking about it!” “I can’t get past eating butter on a daily basis!” “It just won’t work for me.” Where did we get such a hate of dietary fat? Please take time to do your own research! I eat real food, just low on the carbs, moderate protein, and healthy fats. If it doesn’t look like food I don’t eat it. Not the protein powders or meals in a cup.
If you have read any of my other blog posts/website you know that I am an essential oil user. This is another area in my life that meets with much opposition. Some of my family still roll their eyes when I talk about the benefits of EO’s. They just don’t get it. Essential oils were the medicine before there were modern drugs. I use EOs to support every system of my body. I am working on boosting my immune system so my body can fight off disease. And its working.
Cancer and chronic disease are the norm in many people’s lives. It’s all around me and makes my heart break. The harmful chemicals in our everyday products is mind boggling. I am going to give you an assignment! Look up ‘triclosan’ at pubmed.gov. It’s the stuff that antibacterial products are made of.
I am the gatekeeper of what goes in and on my body.
Does it cost more to live this way? Sure. But I make up the difference by not filling my calendar with visits to the doctor because I am sick. Results have spoken volumes to me. I will say it again and again. I feel 30 years younger and claiming parts of my life I thought were gone.
Are you at the end of your rope? There is a better way! I am not a doctor, in fact I am just a woman trying to make a difference. There are things in my life that “I know that I know”. Things that have, like my faith in Jesus, become a part of who I am.
And… I am making loads of progress going against the flow!