So I finished my Whole30 long ago and it just didn’t give me the results like the others I had done. Conclusion: More tests. Same problems. Everyday, I wanted to blog. I felt stuck. What do I write? I was depressed, anxious, tired, in pain and just plain mad at life!!!! What’s wrong with me??? Let me share a little about my “stuff”. Please take a few minutes. I bet you can relate.
This may be a little long but would love for you to hear where I’m at. I have struggled for years with different health issues which seem to point to an unhealthy gut. I have been told by several doctors that I have Fibro (gut related) and have been in denial because it seems to be the diagnosis for…”We don’t know what’s wrong with you!”. I have also tested high on the symptoms test for candida overgrowth…which is totally gut related!!!! Do you know what else is gut related? Anxiety, mood swings, depression, panic attacks, chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue, painful bloating, food sensitivities, fungus issues, sugar cravings, pain ….You name it!!!! I had it!!! My body has worked against itself for years. I have googled all these issues and “the gut” always seemed to come up. I knew I needed to “heal my gut”. That’s the path I’ve been on….Yet, I always seem to get stuck. I’ve eliminated the food, added different supplements and while there was some relief….It was never enough. My chiropractor now is amazing and really helped me start understanding “THE GUT”. I have also learned a lot from my own research and studying and through a friend of mine who is in the process of becoming a naturopathic doctor.
I was recently introduced to a line of plant-based supplements that are geared toward maintaining healthy weight, healthy gut, energy and so much more. I wanted to get on them for several months and see if they were really all they promoted before I shared. I was skeptical. I tried so many things. Put out so much money. BUT…I couldn’t get over the results and testimonies of people I actually knew. (AND I have met a bunch of people (new friends) who have amazing testimonies). However, I kept getting stuck on one thing…This company seemed to promote weight loss. I jumped to the conclusion that it was a lose weight fast pill. NOPE!!!! I was so wrong!!!! I did my research. I was added to my friend’s Facebook Team group where I was able to just observe, ask questions and be educated about GUT HEALTH. That is what this company is about. The losing weight part just comes with balancing your sugar, healing your gut and getting healthy.
So I decided to give it a try. Why not?…..60 day money back guarantee….Nothing to lose, RIGHT? I figured I’d give it the 60 days. If I was happy, I would keep going and then share 6-8 months in. I mean, gut healing takes time and patience. BUT, one and a half months in…I was experiencing little steps that made me want to share it with others. (I sound like an infomercial) I have always had a passion about health and helping others…this seems right up my alley:)
BACKTRACK: My doc wanted me to do a 2 week drink that he said tasted awful and it would be 3x/day and no food. It is completely unnatural and would probably mess with my body but would hopefully help with the “IBS”. It also cost over $500. Eric and I talked about it and we decided to try this other natural product first. So thankful I did. It’s hard to remain patient when you are dealing with healing the gut. It is a long process to undo so many years of destruction. My lifestyle choices before I became who I am now really did a number on my body. Along with that healing meant die-off symptoms (detox) and they can be a bit discouraging. Everyone has a different past, everyone has a different story, everyone’s healing process is going to be different. SO….
I wanted to tell you all (I know no one is there…LOL!!!!) that I am 50 days in on this product and although I still have a long way to go…I am seeing some changes. Two of the biggest are my blood sugar is normalizing so my cravings are lessening and I am making better food choices. I do, however, have a long way to go and still love my chocolate:) I also have seen improvement on my bloating. I am notorious for having a 6 month food baby almost every night (See pic). The last couple weeks I have noticed less bloating and have been eating the healthy things that normally make me feel full and bloated. Oh and can I just say that my energy has increased a bit. Even on my tired days, I’m making it through without the thought of a nap. I also have major anxiety and irritability…I call it my “rage monster”. But I am noticing I am staying a bit calmer than I normally would. I also haven’t had a sleepless, anxiety filled night for a few weeks. I am still human, my body is still aging and there are some things that can’t be undone….This is helping me though. For the first time, I feel like I have some hope of feeling better.
The kids have been taking their two main products every night and we have noticed it helping them stay healthy, bathroom regular which is big for us and not catch everything going around. Abby who stayed off of gluten for a year to help heal her leaky gut has just added back in the gluten and so far so good.
So I am excited by this new journey I am on and wanted to share with you all where I’m at. I am completely gluten free, little dairy and working on eliminating most sugars. I won’t get rid of my local honey. I know it’s long road but it’s a health journey!!!! My health journey!!!! I encourage you to have your own health journey!!!! My next post I will share this amazing plant based product with you.
Here is more on my journey:
No Disney Hangover!!!! Feeling accomplished!!!!
The Gut…Do you want the good or bad controlling your health?