My Testimony: Gut Health is Key!!!!

I was sharing with someone and decide to just make it a blog entry. I once again became busy in life and write blogs in my head but I never seem to make it to the computer to write them out.

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I have struggled with severe anxiety and depression for about seven years. I’ve always had anxiety and depression but it became really severe after my third was born. It even landed me in the emergency room one night.

I have also had severe gut issues along with everyday migraines, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I have tried to do things as healthy as I could with natural supplements, essential oils and eating the proper way. All of these things have helped but never quite got me to a place where I was just feeling good. I also had sleepless nights which included me up panicked, crying and fighting the anxiety by journaling, praying and meditating on God‘s word just to get through the night.

I was introduced to a natural, plant-based company. I was skeptical that this “could change my life”.  I had tried so many different products and supplements and had done things as naturally as I could. I refused to be put on any medications for the pain, my gut and the anxiety. I had a friend who started these natural products who had similar issues and different autoimmune issues. So, I researched it hard core and watched her health change (and a couple others) for about four months and realized that it was a quality product. My doctor was talking to me about doing something that was unnatural that would tear my body down and hopefully kill whatever was trying to destroy my gut and then we could try and rebuild. My husband and I decided to just give this company a try.

I started on their “three product combo” to target gut health. I do believe that our gut is the second brain and controls so much. After my first month, I knew this was going to do what I had been searching for for so long. In the next months, I noticed a difference in my anxiety, my inflammation, my every night six months pregnant belly bloating, my Fibro pain, my headaches and my overall energy.

I decided to add in their multivitamin, their plant-based Omega, and another probiotic with strains that targeted anxiety, stress and depression.  These have just made this journey so much better.  Because I’ve been working on getting my gut healthy, my body has been able to benefit and absorb the nutrients to heal my body.  I have not had one panic attack or anxiety that has kept me up all night. This alone amazes me. I rarely get a headache and when I do, it’s related to my messed up neck.  My daughter always points out how I don’t look pregnant every night.  The body pain is minimal and I don’t need a nap even on my tiredest days…although, some days I wouldn’t mind one..LOL!!!  AND…I haven’t been sick.  My immune system is healthy…finally!!!!

I tried to keep it short and simple:)

Interested in anything said here…comment or message me!  My passion is to help you feel better.

 

I’m BACK!!!! With a passion!!!!

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I have written many things the last couple months on paper, in my head and even here on my blog BUT didn’t share any of it.  Not sure where I was or what was going on.  I felt like I was in a funk.  Actually, I’m still kinda there.  I started to write a Facebook post and realized it was getting longer and longer and it was not really Facebook post material.  Soooooo…I said, “Enough is enough!!!!  You have a blog.  Stop being scared of it.  Get out of your funk and start writing because you like to do it and it’s a good release”.

So I copied it and brought it here:

We share about what matters to us, what we are passionate about. For some it’s leggings, for some it’s smelly house goods, for some it’s natural cleaning products, cake creations, essential oils, kid’s books…you see where I am going with this. For me, it’s gut health!!!! There will be haters. There will be skeptics. There will be teasers. There will be those who make you feel inadequate, stupid, and insecure. That’s okay. It has to be okay.  God gives us our own desires and talents and passions.  He didn’t make us to be little robots who can’t think for themselves.  He created us in His image.  He created each of us different.

There is not another me out there.  I love all things natural and I love learning about the ways we can heal from the inside out.  I love everything I am learning about gut health and how it controls so much of how we function and feel.  I love how I am taking steps to better gut health.  I love that those steps are working to help me feel better.  I love that I can have better quality of life in the days I’m given.  AND…..I love sharing all of this with others.

Now I mentioned above that some won’t care to listen and I can’t be offended or take it personal.  I will still keep sharing my life, my likes, my dislikes, my passions….with others.  Tonight, I heard from a friend who decided to try the supplements I have been sharing about and it was so encouraging.  It reminded me why I share.  It encouraged me to keep sharing.  She has had a rough go of health issues and is starting to notice changes.  She is starting to feel better.  (“smiling from ear to ear”) It’s all worth it!!!  I want others to feel better.  It makes me emotional.  I am actually tearing up right now…GEEZ!!!!!

Okay, enough emotion!!!!  What is your passion?  Are you sharing it with other?

Peace out!!!

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I am not a saleswoman but if you are interested in what these natural supplements are that help with gut health and happiness, let me know!!!!

Advent, Passion and God…My brain!

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I was laying in bed last night thinking about three things.  1- Making sure my passion for God is more than my passion for health.  2- Who is God to me? and 3- What does advent mean?  I know.  All random!!!!!  SOOOOOO……  Let me show you how my brain works:  I was thinking about some things a friend shared with me about my sudden Plexus passion and my new blog which mainly talks of my health journey.  This led me to think of where my relationship with God is and who He is to me.  Is He more to me than “healing my gut”?  I named my blog Journey to ALL Health for a reason….ALL meaning spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional.  I want to be healthy in all these areas so I can better serve Him and those around me.  So as I started making a list of things GOD IS, I thought about doing a little blog post every night leading up to Christmas to help keep my focus on Him.  So that obviously led me to think of Advent…LOL!!!!

1- Passion….What does passion mean?  There are several definitions but the one that fits what I’m talking about is: a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept.  Do I have this passion more for health than God?  Would others say I’m obsessed with health?  I love God with every fiber in my body.  He gives us desires.  He wants us to enjoy Him, enjoy life and enjoy others.  I have always loved learning things about the body and how to treat it and heal it naturally.  I do have a passion for it and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that.  I just need to make sure that it never becomes an idol, that it never trumps God.  I decided to ask my kids what came to mind when they thought of me, what kinds of things would they remember about me.  I was thankful when I heard that I loved God and taught them about Him.  None of them said anything about health.  Some other things they said were I love turtles, cuddles, baking with them, best PB&J sandwiches, and that I love chocolate, of course:)

IMG_4382Sea turtle that I really wanted at our fair this year.  Levi won it!!!!

2- Who is God?….I have to admit, I pondered this for awhile.  God is so many things but I really wanted to take a personal look at who He is to me.  These were things that if I did my own “advent” blog each day, what are the things I would talk about?  I read several Christian blogs and I learn so much of who God is by all these deep and wise things they are able to pull from His Word. I became sad as I realized that my knowledge of God and who He is was lacking.  I wondered if I would be able to write even a paragraph.  God and who He is overwhelms me!!!!  He is so magnificent and awesome and BIG and I just can’t comprehend it all sometimes.  Why would He choose to love me?  Why does He continue to lavish His grace on me…a wretched, ungrateful, complaining sinner!!!  Do I even really understand what this grace is?  I did end up grabbing my phone and putting some thoughts down and I plan on sharing them with you through the next couple weeks.  My last thought…..

3- Advent…….We started our chocolate advent calendars yesterday and I am receiving John Piper’s advent devotional each day before Christmas.  But, I really didn’t know the meaning or history behind it.  I googled it and it basically means “coming” in Latin.  It starts four Sundays before Christmas which makes this year start on December 3.  In simple terms…..It’s a time when we, as Christians, focus and commemorate the “coming” of Christ….His birth, and anticipate His second “coming”.  Each day we can reflect upon Christ and His birth to help keep our focus on Him first through the busy holiday season.  Of course, there was so much more that I read and I encourage you to google it.  It was interesting!

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So there you have it!!!!  My random thoughts that all make sense to me.