I Need to Vent!
I apologize in advance, but I am not holding anything back in this one! 🙂
Another unbelievable consultation!
Blows my mind how ignorant some people are about effects of stress and diet on their health! How many times I have heard: “but I eat same stuff my whole life and nothing happened before!” or “I have a stressful life! ever since I can remember I am under stress, so why now it is a problem?!”
Stress builds up! And I can not even tell you how many people I meet who truly do believe that they eat healthily, and they do not see how their bodies are telling them otherwise!
You eating the same foods with no problem for years – and your body, your amazing body your amazing immune system is doing its job year after year, fighting the food sensitivities or even allergic reactions, the inflammation caused by same “bad for you” foods, not enough nutrients, not enough variety, too much sugar, processed foods, GMO, yeast, gluten, dairy, to many medications (steroids, cortisone, hormones, antibiotics), etc….and at some point things may escalate and your body may not be able to handle the abuse!
That is what happened to me – very stressful career that I grew to hate, problems at home, two pregnancies in a row, C-section, nursing for two years, – all within three years, poor diet full of take-out, fast and processed foods (mind you my whole life I thought I was eating healthy!) – and finally my body broke down – I was not paying attention to subtle signals it was sending me and finally it had to get my attention. I was going bold! Losing my beautiful hair (thick, healthy, gorgeous head of hair) due to scarring tissue forming on my scalp from an autoimmune disorder, while at the same time my body was covered from my neck to my toes in hideous itchy red Goosebumps-like rash (and I have never in my like even had a pimple!) – two related autoimmune disorders – Lichen planus (body) and Lichen planopilaris (scalp). That indeed got my attention!
We don’t even know that we are abusing our bodies with too much exercise, or no exercise at all! bad diets! deficient nutrition! wrong supplements! (how many think that soy is a health food?! wrong! not for everyone!), stress – work, kids, relationships, money, traffic, negativity – most of us do not know how to let go!!! so it all builds up! – and you say why now???? at some point, shit hits the fan and you end up with an array of health issues that could have so easily been prevented.
Stress and unhealthy (for your particular body) diet over time cause prolonged inflammation known as chronic inflammation and subsequent tissue destruction. Google it! Latest research shows that not only cancer, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory disorders, diabetes, allergies, obesity, etc, but even depression and heart disease are all caused by chronic inflammation. Could chronic inflammation be in fact a root cause of all disease? There definitely plenty of research on this! But what a range – from eczema to cancer! Don’t you think it worth some consideration?
Interestingly enough chronic inflammation is pretty simple to prevent and to treat. I did it for myself and for many others! – you just need to help your body, your immune system to heal, by giving it a break, by respecting it, getting rest, sleep; good balanced nutrition full of micronutrients via plant based (I did not say you have to be vegan or even vegetarian) diet; finding ways to let go, forgive and slow down and lower the stress in your life (there are so many ways!), surround yourself with people who make you happy, who you love, enjoy and respect and limit interaction with those that do not.
And most importantly find your rhythm – do not worry about finding balance! A balanced life is impossible to achieve – life is a flow, not a balancing act! balance your nutrition, not your life! balance your workout schedule and not your work/family situation – this week may be busy at work and so enjoy, make money, be all you can be, but next week when work is slow to make sure to enjoy your family just with as much passion – no balance, just going with it….
To your health,