On Tuesday I had a routine checkup with my Gastroenterologist. Last visit was in August when I was flaring every other week and weighed a mere 98 lbs. My diet consisted of a crap load of bread and processed goods, anything soft to be able to digest smoothly, there was a large absence of vegetables and fresh produce, far too much sugar, and frequent pain pills to numb the pain of intestinal inflammation. I couldn’t gain weight for the life of me, no matter how many calories I consumed. I was in the bathroom quite a lot and had occasional joint pain, and no significant energy that I can remember.
These actions below have changed my life. I know it may not work for others, but I thought I’d share what exactly changed in these last 7 months for me. I feel like you can’t change just a few things – it has to be looked at as a whole, one factor effects another. I had to change my lifestyle, my outlook, and what I was feeding my body. Its a tough process, and it takes time to find out what your body needs. It took me about 20 years! I’m still learning and always will be. The transformation will be evermore.
- Nearly elimated eating red meat and pork. (I used to eat a lot of sausage, steaks and burgers)
- Eliminated Eggs, Gluten/Wheat, & Sugar
- 90% no dairy. (I occasionally enjoy hard cheeses, which don’t bother my system)
- Drink a lot of green juices/smoothies
- Eat 80% raw
- Eliminated processed foods
- Eat 90% fresh organic produce in it’s pure state
- Consume a lot of sprouts which are a good source of natural enzymes.
- Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care twice a week.
- Practice Yoga/Meditation/Stretching
- I don’t worry about things anymore! There is no sense in worrying about anything…it gets you no where!
- I try to see the good in everything and remain as positive as I can.
- Cut down my caffeine to almost nothing (I used to drink a ton of tea throughout the day)
- Turmeric and Boswelia supplements act as my “anti-inflammatory meds”
- Load up on antioxidants through different powders I add to my smoothies.
- I avoid things I know hurt my tummy (onions, cabbage, beans, sugar) I used to eat them knowingly that they didn’t agree with me, but nows its not worth it to me!
- I remind myself to count my blessings each and every day which in turn keeps my mind in a healthy place. Healthy mind = healthy body. Always think that things can be worse.