I’m so sorry for not posting earlier, but the last days have been so busy and crazy and I’ve been having difficulties getting things done. Anyway, back to my original reason for writing this post. Today I want to share with you how I got interested in health and wellness and why I always stress listening to your body.
About a year ago I went on vacation in one of my favorite states (Florida!) and my family and I had found this adorable supermarket that offered freshly made juices called Native Sun. Long story short, my family and I met a young man (early 30s) who had done something called an elimination diet. I had experienced a lot of gastrointestinal problems during my senior year of high school and therefore had to revamp my entire diet. I had been on a strict gluten-, dairy-, soy- and nut-free diet. This young gentleman explained to us how he had had so many issues with energy, anxiety and mood and how since eliminating, or getting rid, of certain foods he’s become so much more productive, happy and stress-free.
Inspired by this meeting, my family and I decided to follow suit and try this elimination diet thing out. Let me tell you, it isn’t easy but it’s so worth it. I’m still trying things out now and probably will for a very long time. The general gist of an elimination diet is that you have a list of foods that most people don’t have any issues with and you only eat those for a while and slowly add new food items in, one at a time. After each food item is reintroduced, you wait a few days to see how your body reacted to that food. For me, limes caused extreme anxiety, a rapid heartbeat and cramps. So slowly you figure out what works best for you and your body. Trick is though that you take it slowly and be very patient. There will be times where you’re not going to be sure and you’ll have to reintroduce the same food at a later time again to make sure you know how you react, but it’s so worth it. I’m not surprised anymore by my body’s reactions to certain foods and I feel so much lighter, healthier, energetic and pain-free.
Anyway, that’s all from me!
Staying Naturally Me,