Is your health all it should be? So many times we suffer needlessly with achy joints, belly aches and bloating, irritable bowl, constipation, acid reflux, anxiety, depression and the list really does go on and on.
I say needlessly because often times we have carried these things with us for what seems a lifetime and just have decided that it’s the way things are going to be.
Perhaps you think this because you’ve been to so many doctors and tried so many medications and nothing gets you real relief. Oh you might see it for a bit, but the symptoms or problems always return and usually with a vengeance.
What I know to be true…these are all tied to the health of your “second” brain, the gut system.
When it’s humming along, digesting food properly, allowing nutrients into your bloodstream instead of food particles and you have regular bowel movements (not blowing up the bathroom), you feel great and your body feels great.
So many conversations go like this, see if you can relate.
I went to the Doctor with my list of complaints. It kind of looks like a bowl of spaghetti by the time I’m done explaining all the things that are unseemingly related. Headaches, bowel issues, anxiety, acid reflux, belly bloats, can’t sleep, weight gain, no energy, allergies, and on and on and on.
I feel like no one believes me because they can’t find anything wrong, other than I might be allergic to something and I should stay away from gluten. Let’s try this acid blocker to see if it helps and let’s get the anxiety under control, we’ll start you on a low dose of depression meds, and I’d highly suggest an over the counter allergy medication and let’s not forget to take something for the irregular bowel movements or too frequent. Let’s also get you on a good sleep aid at night to help with better sleep, which should then help with the lack of energy.
Kind of feels like your chasing after everything that’s wrong doesn’t it? The sad reality is this…it isn’t.
Medications just mask the issue. They provide temporary relief and often times causes other reactions and issues, which leads to more meds and more issues. Hence the bowl of spaghetti affect.
The really cool thing is this…when we “heal and seal” the gut lining, we fight inflammation and we detox, the body has a fighting chance to actually heal itself.
So often though, we are just told to eliminate the “foods or things” that cause us irritation. You do feel better, but only as long as you avoid these items. What happens when you eat gluten, or soy or you come into contact with certain things that cause a panic attack or that cause an allergic reaction?
Your body reacts and it does this because it’s still sensitive and hasn’t been given the right tools to actually start healing itself.
Part of the process that is often overlooked is lifestyle. This comes in the form of foods, stress, environment, and toxins and often comes in the form of lack of knowledge.
Don’t fret if this is you. We all start somewhere and I’m all about teaching in baby steps so you don’t become overwhelmed and then don’t do anything.
The biggest gift you can give yourself is the gift of knowledge and time. Making the right connections for you and being armed with the right tools will turn your life around. You will no longer just get by or feel old and tired. Isn’t it time you decided what’s important to you and go after it?
What’s been holding you back from taking this most important step in your life? Let’s share here in this safe place, comment below and let’s journey together.
If you’d love to help you figure out what’s the next most important step for you. Let’s talk and get you pointed in the right direction.
To your health,
Holistic Wellness Mentor