What is up with all the sick around us? Thankfully, we haven’t caught everything going around and have avoided a majority of it. YET…It seems we have to take a turn. My oldest had a cold and was on the mend and then took a quick turn and got Bronchitis. She’s good now. My youngest had a mild cold weeks ago and woke up with it again yesterday. He is still bouncing off the walls with energy though. My middle, who’s immune system used to be so weak, has avoided the sick for months but she is fighting something right now. I am so thankful for our Plexus because it has really worked on repairing Abby’s gut and kept things pretty mild when we do get sick. I can’t imagine where we would be if we weren’t taking care of our immune systems.
I have been doing a ton of research on diets, again. Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Pegan, Mediterranean, Zone, ETC….. How the heck are we supposed to eat and is there a one size fits all? I have always loved studying nutrition, health, fitness…anything that has to do with a better quality of life. I have been gluten free for over 5 years. I do little dairy and try to stick to greek yogurt and hard cheeses and, of course, Kerrygold butter. The last three years I have been mostly Paleo but do have periods of time where I eat some grains or Rubio’s nachos. For the most part, I try to eat as healthy as I can.
I have been revisiting this topic as I was looking to see the hype of the Ketogenic diet. For me personally, I have decided this is not best. This led me to look at a more plant based diet and it’s benefits. I have always avoided doing a strict vegetarian or vegan because grains have always affected me and let’s face it….A medium rare steak every once in awhile makes me happy:) I have realized that these lifestyles have something healthy to offer. Keto…High amount of healthy fats. Paleo and Vegan and Vegetarian…Focus on clean eating.
I came to the conclusion that vegetables and fruit need to be a bigger part of my everyday and meats and grains are to be more like a condiment or accessory, if you will. Because I have been working on healing my gut, I have been able to get off of the digestive enzymes for good and my system is handling different foods a little better. I am on a journey…a journey to better health, a better quality of it. I will be working on upping my fruit and vegetable intake. I would like a majority of my nutrients to come from those foods. It is amazing what plant-based foods have to offer. I will try different healthy grains and see what my body can digest at this point. Is this the way for everyone?…I don’t know. We all need to find what works best for us. I am not going to preach that this diet or that diet is “THE ONLY WAY”. I will just encourage others to eat clean, eat raw, eat nutrients.
I’m still a sinner!!!! Every Single Day…I blow it!!!! I hate sin, I hate sinning! I hate hurting those around me. I hate hurting God. Good news…He is the same yesterday, today, forever. He is always there. He showers me with His grace and mercy daily despite the sinner I am. He loves me. He gives hope. He gives rest. He gives strength. He gives peace. All of this…I do not deserve!!! But I get it anyway because our God is good and gracious and kind!!!
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