Updated: Aug 17
Hello Inspired Ones...
Pardon the interruption.
I'm about to start posting more frequently. The blessing of COVID is that we get to slow down and one of the benefits of me slowing down is I can further hear my inner voice, calling me to put out more content that will help people live better. But more on that later. Shortly, I'll sit down and write out the conclusions I've been coming to over the past few weeks.
In the meantime back to this quick post. Some of you know that I came down with a bizarre set of symptoms years ago and after repeated visits to many doctors and no cause being found
(It was suggested I have surgery for a condition they couldn't even diagnose...yeah...process that one), I shifted to a more healthy way of eating and managing my stress levels to deal with my condition. And I've maintained over the years. I'm not 100% there, but I'm not where I was years ago. Had it not been for menopause, I'd be doing much better, but 'the change' is an unfortunate part of a woman's life. And we don't get to question God...and...since all illness begins in the mind, I know there's a psychological component that I need to address as well.
I was raw for a while and made some strides but that didn't completely heal me either and the effort to maintain that lifestyle became burdensome, but I have committed to and maintained a healthy lifestyle all these years. Not strict...my friends know they can count on me crunching on some natural chips in their ear when they call me, but I'm a wheatgrass, spirulina, supplement, smoothie kind of girl. It's a commitment I made years ago and will continue for the rest of my life.
I could do more though. I'm always looking for the missing piece to my own health. I came across the video that I found mind-blowing and wanted to share. If you're not into healthy stuff it may sound like mumbo jumbo but if you're dealing with an issue...acne, eczema, diabetes, constipation and yes, he even talks about obesity, this video outlines the importance of maintaining your gut microbiome. Probiotics in apple cider vinegar, sauerkraut, yogurt, and other cultured foods all increase the friendly bacteria in our guts which in turn affect our level of health. I've always known how important it is and I thought I was doing good by taking a supplement, but it's only one strain which I'm coming to understand isn't enough.
Click on the link below to learn more. It's an hour-long so play it while you're ironing clothes or something but it's definitely worth a listen. The end turns to medical jargon but if you're interested in improving your gut health, google it for more information. At the very least start with a good quality, multistrain probiotic. Garden of Life has several varieties that you might find beneficial and is available at your local health food store.
Love you guys...
To your journey,