30 Day Blog Challenge Introduction!
I have struggled with my health and wellbeing most of my adult life, well really all my life. I was the fussy eating kid, the kid who got sick in September and by the time May came around I started to feel better only to begin to be challenged by allergies. It was difficult because I was always involved in many sports and was quite athletic. The two did not fit together!
My fussy eating carried on into adult life. Well really I didn’t know how to cook so I ate what was easy, out of a box. Garbage! And my health, my weight were showing it. At my biggest I was a size 22 and not feeling good about me at all.
A couple of things happened that really were the change makers for me.
I was introduced to the health and wellness field through a network marketing company, Symmetry Direct (imagine I take the products from Symmetry to this day!). This began a journey for me in learning, educating myself, sharing that knowledge with others the information I was learning to be healthier, the products I had started taking to feel better.
You see at the same time in the year 1995 I was in my second car accident, the diagnosis was Fibromyalgia. To this day I do not take one prescription drug! It is quite remarkable what good nutrition, exercise, and all the other practices that I include in my life have done for my health.
And my mother broke her hip. Although not really a huge big deal today with the remarkable technology for my mother it was 6 months of living in a rehab hospital that she survived the ordeal! It was when she was in the hospital and we were waiting to find out when she would have the hip replacement surgery that I realized if I didn’t begin to make massive changes in my life I would be my mother in the future.
And I change I began! I have studied and taken many courses since that time in Nutrition, Fitness, Holistic Coaching, Stress Management, to help me and others. The biggest challenge for me as I began to feel better was my weight. Although I began to eat better, higher quality food, organic food, pastured beef, chicken, pork I was still carrying around an extra 30 lbs that did not want to leave! Then in February of 2011 I was listening to a seminar and it was life changing for me.
This was a webinar from the Paleo Summit with Dr. Tom O’Bryan and the discussion was on gluten. Dr. Tom is an expert in the world of Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease. It was that day I stopped eating gluten and within a few days began to feel much better, thinking more clearly and had more energy.
I was really excited. Do you know how long it had been since I had felt good? So many I could not remember. It was that day that I began to think about how I could share this info with others. This was the piece of the puzzle for me that was missing. This is what I wanted to share with others the damage that gluten is doing to the body. Imagine yesterday I listened to a podcast with Dr. O’Bryan and he stated ” No human can digest gluten.” Powerful, right?
As we go through this 30 day blog challenge this is what I will share on this blog and maybe you or someone you know won’t have to live with the challenges I have because of it.
If you have comments, questions please do not hesitate to leave them below.
Let today be your day! Talk soon,