Practicing What I’ve Learned

Well, the journey to the present has been told. It’s time to talk about how I’m doing now. I came to the conclusion that if I am going to ask my clients to do an elimination diet that I should do one as well. I wanted to do one anyway because of the digestive issues I was experiencing. I admit I was a little nervous at first. The process proved to be a little harder than I thought, but not from the restrictive diet. Choosing pre-packaged foods that didn’t have those specific ingredients in them was a little tricky. It is best to eat fresh, whole foods without labels but sometimes that isn’t always feasible.

My vice is dairy. I love my yogurt, cheeses, and chocolate. I tend to have a bit of a sweet tooth too. A meal isn’t complete without ending with a sweet something, usually dark chocolate. With God’s help, I was able to overcome this challenge.

When the initial elimination was completed I found that I was still having some gut issues. I proceeded to eliminate more of the problematic foods; corn, tomatoes, and peppers were some of those for me. After some time I figured out which ones were problematic for me. Dairy is one for sure. I found this out by eating a small amount of a frozen yogurt cup from Braum’s. I was bloated for days! Just recently I have discovered that corn is another inflammatory food for me. The joints in my hands were hurting tremendously. I have since taken a good look at my diet and cut way back on the corn products and can say that my hands are doing much better. I am not fully healed, but I will be. It will take some time, effort, and supplements to assist in the healing process.

We have to remind ourselves that our state of unhealth did not happen in a day, a week, a month, or even a year. It was compiled over time. Therefore, it will take time to get back to a healed body.

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