"The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison."
~ Ann Wigmore
Think about the above phrase for a moment, then we'll come back to it...
Hi EATers! I'm so happy you're here!
Have you ever filled out a medical information form at the doctors office and questioned your own state of health? I have. Before regaining my health, I would sit and stare at the blank patient information page wondering how I would describe all chronic symptoms that plagued me, like my joint pain, brain fog, frozen shoulder, a bloated belly, constipation, fatigue, indigestion, and insomnia. I'd wonder how I could describe it all in one word.
These days, on the rare occasion that I fill out a medical information form, my response is simple and always the same. (This cracks the doctors up every time.)
"What is your current state of health?" The form asks.
My answer, big bold writing, is always the same: STELLAR!
I never leave out the explanation point because, hey, I'm feeling good on this end and I love letting my doctors know that it's not because of them.
You Can Reverse Chronic Illness
Since coming out on the other end of chronic illness, I take great pride in my health because I know what it feels like to lose it. You see, as much as I respect doctors and science, and as valuable as these practices are to humankind, medical science has fell short in helping with autoimmune disease. I know this because I have personally been misled for years and have been on the same healing journey that you're on. What's more, medical doctors aren't adept, nor have the time, to school their patients on the powerful healing effects of nutrition.
The truth is, by the time you have visited your doctor's office, you are likely exhibiting symptoms of disease. Damage control will likely include lots of guessing, medication, steroids, unhelpful medical procedures and possibly some hospital time.
You don't want that.
I'm here to tell you there's another way -- a simpler, long term, natural way to heal. As a Board Certified Holistic Nutrition and Natural Healing Practitioner, an Author and a trained cook. I know about the healing powers of food. I know about selecting the freshest foods and organic ingredients possible and how this improves overall health. At the same time, I respect food as both the cause of disease and as a major catalyst in regaining your health.
Respect is a big issue for me, and I am sure respect is a big issue for you too. Fundamentally, respect for one's self and one's health is unsurpassed when it comes living the life you deserve. Respecting your body, treating it like the natural marvel that it is, and giving it what it needs heal, will empower and liberate you.
Aside from food training, I have also written for children. What most people don't know about me as a story teller is I tend to work my stories backward. That means, I often know the ending of my motivating children's stories before I write the beginning. Somehow, if I work backward, I can ensure that every line I write, leads to my intended outcome. For me, it helps with the story building.
Why am I telling you my writing secrets? Because they're similar to your health habits. Whether we realize it or not, when it comes to our health, we tend to do the same thing--we think backward. Once we have gained too much weight or shown symptoms of illness or disease, or once we are feeling awful, we begin thinking back on how we got here. We backtrack.
"Have I eaten the wrong foods?"
"Could I have exercised more?"
"Have I let my <put your stressor here> get the better of me?"
Get the idea? We work backward to understand how we came so far is losing our health. See where I'm going with this?
The happy ending is, thinking backward can be a great advantage! In thinking backward, when we envision our healthier selves and create a goal to regain our health, we can begin to work toward it. Once we have the vision of health, and we can see what we want, it's easier to take the steps necessary to make health happen.
So you see, backward thinking isn't so bad.
Health is generally a matter of education over medication. Living the processed food life is the road to doctor visits, scans, tests, blood work and all the things that rob your life. This road makes Big Med and Big Pharma rich and it makes you a life-long customer. Your resulting bad health will inevitably cut into your family time, work time, play time, vacation time and your lifetime.
That's not living.
I'm here to say the intention of prevention always pays off. Your amazing human body has an astounding ability to heal itself. You can reverse illness and thrive on levels beyond your belief. It's your responsibility to tap into your intuition and give your body what it needs to achieve its highest state of health! Diet is everything!
Why is your diet so important to healing? (Refer again to the quote at the top of this page). According to the CDC, In 2011, more than one-third (36%) of adolescents said they ate fruit less than once a day, and 38% said they ate vegetables less than once a day. In addition, 38% of adults said they ate fruit less than once a day, and 23% said they ate vegetables less than once a day. It's time to take your natural health back.
Know this: whatever health crisis you're facing can be turned around. Get in touch and run it by me, or simply read my book EAT! Empower. Adjust. Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight and discover for yourself what's holding you back.. EAT! can give you the tools to get your health back naturally, safely and permanently.
It can't hurt, right?
Have you taken the first step?