But at what point do you get the message that it's time to take the path less traveled? At what point do you get the message that what works for others may, in fact, not work for you. And at what point do you get the message that no matter what is written in history, what the lab-coats (aka scientists), and what the YouTube experts say, that you are here to walk your own path, make your own decisions, and ultimately live your own life?!?!!!!!!! Seriously now!! When do you get to live the life that you love living?
You are not loving your life if you are not living in a healthy body. It's simply not possible to live a full out happy existence with aches, pains, inflammation, digestive hindrance, or anything that holds you back from feeling your best in your body. I have spent the better part of my life trying to fix what was broken doing the same ole same ole. We are given a system of dos and don'ts in life and if you go against the grain of conventional wisdom, which for the record isn't so wise, than you are going to pay the price. It keeps you from becoming the wise old mad scientist of your own body.
I'm not saying go off and start experimenting with radical processes. I'm not for that....well, not anymore. I've done the crazy stuff and I've literally been hospitalized , more than once, for playing with fire. But what I'm talking about is not worrying so much about what the mass is doing and get to know yourself a little bit better so that you can feel your way back to health.....or to health to begin with.
It all started many years ago, when you were in utero. Whatever your mother ate, drank, or took in energetically, you took in as well. When you were born, if you were breast fed, you got your mama's antibodies to literally plant the seeds of your immune system. If you were given soy based formula, you were immediately exposed to anti-nutrients that affected your thyroid and your gut lining exposing you to autoimmunity from the beginning of life. What you do now, here and now, dictates how that unfolds for you. Since you can't detox, cleanse, or purge your way back to the womb, you simply must stop doing what has exacerbated your current situation.
This means, you're not going to like this, but you have to simply stop living the way you have been living. I know, it's a tall order. But let me tell you that those experts you are paying such close attention to on social media, the doctors, and the books you are reading, they don't know you. Not the way that you know you. They don't know your physical pain. The trauma you experience emotionally when you experience that physical pain. They don't know on an intimate level the stress you experience in your life. So your diagnoses is not accurate. The treatment protocol is not appropriate. And if you don't get to the bottom of it, dig deep, then no medication, diet, or supplement is going to help.
I have been treating myself with cleanses and detoxes for the past 20 years. In my 20s I started doing lots of juicing, coffee enemas, herbs, supplements, vegan diets, and LOADS of fiber to help with an irritable bowel when what I should have been doing is treating what was causing the irritable bowel....my whacky nervous system. The nerves that innervate the digestive system cause the activation of the muscular walls. If you're all jacked up in life, expect high innervation and either activity or cramping in the gut. The colon is, in fact, our second brain. So what goes on upstairs, affects the basement. It's a feedback loop. Get stressed in the mind and it completely alters the functioning of your intestines. This can make for a good or a bad day.
Why live like this? Why keep taking OTCs and supplements and advice from those who do not know you personally; those who do not experience your pain. Adding a high fiber diet may work for some but others, all that roughage may send you through a spiral of alternating diarrhea and constipation simply because your nervous system is sending whacky messages. A lot of IBS sufferers are really stressed out and no matter what they eat, they never seem to get a grip on their gut.
My request of you is to get some perspective. Take a good hard look at what you're doing, what you have been doing, and what you would like to see your body doing in the future. Be honest with yourself. Isn't this getting expensive? Aren't you sick of spending so much money? Aren't you tired of hearing different things from different experts?
I am. And I am one of those so-called experts. So let's drop the drama. Let's look at it from a historical point. What have you been doing that you continue to do? Is it actually something you're consuming nutritionally or something you're taking in energetically? Is it chronic stress? Is it a food allergy/sensitivity? Do you need to relocate, get a new job, break off a relationship? Are you lost in life and in need of a higher connection?
Whatever it is, take some time and get to the bottom of this.
I was in the hospital this past weekend, again, for a situation that occurred exactly the same in 2015. It has occurred to me over the past few days of resting that I keep making poor decisions regarding my body. That just because an expert says I need something, doesn't mean it's right for me. Consider this when you are making expensive life altering choices for your body. We are resilient but we are losing precious time trying to recover when the choice is obvious......just stop!
The choice is yours! Mine! Ours!
What's it gonna be?