So many people today are suffering with invisible autoimmune illnesses such as fibromyalgia, hashimoto's, celiac, RA, and ulcerative colitis to name a few. Physical signs and symptoms of these diseases often go unnoticed.
I heard from a friend today who also has Hashimoto's. She forgot to take her thyroid meds in the morning and had such severe brain fog. She forgot what she was doing at work and was completely disoriented and spent hours crying.
Most of us have gone to several MD’s still feeling untreated with what the deeper root of our issues were. Western medicine generally only looks at, "what can I give you to fix this" or "bandaid the issue" which is a short term fix. Don't get me wrong, medicine can save lives and helps people live longer, but there are a lot also short and long term side effects to consider.
We are complex beings and only addressing one thing won't get to the root cause of the issue. Contrary to my previous beliefs, I don't think its always the doctors fault that they simply are behind with up to date functional medicine research, and often don't have enough time to spend with each patient. Most are trained to think logically and not spiritually. I mean realistically how many doctors ask..."When and how did this issue start"?
If you are reading this and dealing with any health issues simply ask yourself what the root cause is? You can do this while meditating or going out in nature alone, but first set an intention on what you wish to receive clarity on. Most know the root cause, but in my opinion cant see a way out.
In my personal journey the above standard care did not help me at all, and on top of that I was accused of being depressed and to get on anti-depressants because my labs looked "OK", and I didn't have any weight issues per my endocrinologist so I might as well be depressed because there wasn't another diagnosis to through at me. Keep in mind I suffered two miscarriages while in this MD's care and she didn't even order up to date functional labs on me, which I came to know of later.
Needless to say, most traditional Endocrinologists are still abiding by an outdated scope of practice by relying on basic lab results verses how the patient really feels!
That day I clearly remember leaving the doctors office without having any of my questions answered, and instead of crying I felt motivated and on a quest to find my own answers. Looking back I am so glad it happened, because I learned to rely on my instincts and dig deeper for answers. I cannot imagine where I would be now if I listened and got on those pills.
We are our own best healers and the answers are closer than they appear.
After being introduced to holistic, naturopathic, integrative, and energy medicine along with changing my diet, my views shifted greatly.
It seemed like there was no hope, but over the years and extensive commitment to my health, I tried all of the above and started feeling better! I was giving my power away to the person in the white coat all the while Im the one who has lived and been in my body not him/her. Looking back in retrospect I believe I tried all those different healing modalities to find what really worked and the ones that really benefitted me. Like many others who have experienced transformation through personal crisis, I truly feel motivated to continue my education and explore the latest emotional and spiritual based modalities to be able to use in my own practice. The difference between traditional and the integrative system is that these methods work in metaphysical layers and go above and beyond the meridian system to find the root triggers, and very often the main culprit comes down to a leak in your energy system or past trauma's that are unsolved and manifest into a dis-ease. A lot of our discomfort also comes from stress and programmed negative thinking which gets embedded inside our cells and creates a big disconnect. We have to learn to listen to our bodies. Each cell has an intelligence and is always speaking. We just need to tune in to our innate wisdom and let it lead the way. Due to looking inward and using alternative therapies like energy medicine and meditation I have seen drastic changes in my whole (physical and emotional) energy body.
The books "Heal your body" and "You can heal your life", by Louise Hay were game changers for me as well. They are simple yet profound reads for anyone dealing with health challenges. I especially love the decoded metaphysical descriptions of illnesses which you can easily find online.
I have spent the last 4 years researching endlessly on the mind, body, and spirit connection alone. I have learned and can say with certainty that at the end of the day we are our own best healers.
I feel like I have come so far and truly feel blessed waking up now and look forward to a new day and ways I can be of service to help others. We have it all within and once we connect to our inner wisdom and intuition we can unlock our healing potential and - expect miracles to happen!
I am a certified integrative health coach, and am taking clients now!
Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for more blogs on diet... These will be tried and true tips from yours truly!