20.2.2016 | 01:33
Now what do I do?
I finished my herbal protocol for H. Pylori last fall.
I recently completed a six-week program to heal my leaky gut.
I’ve all but run out of foods to test using NAET. (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique)
Things still aren’t perfect….
I’ve come a long way.
I’ve walked away from my vegan diet, and reincorporated animal products.
I gained several pounds in the process….
I’ve discovered sensitivities to various foods – most of them the “healthy” foods I’ve been eating as the bulk of my diet over the past several months.
Coconut, avocado, cruciferous vegetables….
I’ve been energetically rebalanced for almost all of my potentially problematic foods.
So where do I go from here?
I’m feeling a bit lost, to tell you the truth.
I’ve run out of diets to try, and I’m through with “food religions.”
I’ve been having good luck starting my day with our version of “bulletproof-style” beverages. I love the flavors we’ve concocted, and the creamy texture, but most of all how they satisfy me through the morning.
I’ve found a protein powder that works for me – finally! – and my lunchtime smoothie is a great way to incorporate high-fiber, low-glycemic fruit like berries into my day. (As well as the single best method for increasing leafy greens….)
Debra and I have been in an absolute flurry of recipe creation lately, finding ways to combine smoothies with herbal elixirs to “super-power” our lunches.
I’ve increased the healthy fats in my diets, and all but eliminated sugar. (One fruit serving per day, max. One or two ounces of 85+% dark chocolate each day, usually containing alternative sweeteners such as stevia or erythritol.)
I’ve decreased the amount of food.
I feel better in my body, and most of my digestive symptoms have gone away, but….
I’m still not quite there. Wherever there is.
I’m definitely in a better place than I was when I started this journey. There is no arguing that.
And every step I’ve taken has led to improvements.
Yes, there has been some back-sliding along the way, but overall I’ve been moving forward.
And I’ve learned so much….
I’ve been so blessed to have found helpful, supportive communities. There have been times when I’ve wanted to throw in the towel from frustration.
I’ve sometimes been discouraged, and felt defeated.
There have been times when I was really ready to give up. I felt as though I’d tried everything and nothing was working.
Why not just quit?
I’m no different from you.
We’re all trying to make sense of all of the conflicting information out there: Vegan? Paleo? Gluten-free? Raw foods? Superfoods?
Where the hell do we start?
I’ll tell you where.
Just pick one thing.
Just one thing that you know isn’t working.
Start there. Change that one thing.
Add something new and different in. Take something out.
Just make the first change.
One step at a time….
If one approach doesn’t work, try something else. Don’t continue doing something that isn’t serving you.
But don’t ever stop trying.
I don’t have all the answers. I’m not even sure I have all the answers for me. Or for that matter, all of the right questions. But I’ve got some damn good ideas about where to look….