Living your best Authentic Health Life
First I’d like to say, I realize this website is supposed to mainly be about artwork. However, I think it’s important to write things about life in general. And I think great health is paramount to be able to do the things you love most in life.
Lately, I’ve been struggling with some health issues. Namely, proctitis/inflamed hemorrhoids, and for the past 20 years, have dealt with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. It is an autoimmune disease which affects thousands of people annually. People have continually acquired countless illnesses, daily. It’s no wonder pharmaceutical companies are laughing, huge checks in hand, all the way home. They take millions of dollars from ordinary, uninformed people every year. They live to hope you get ill, so they can sell you tons of super expensive meds at a continuous rate.
Everyone is different
As a reader of this site, you know I used to be a very heavy meat, dairy and egg eater. I had endless health issues. To name just a few: hypothyroidism, hashimoto’s thyroiditis, sciatic nerve in legs, cramps, anal fissures, proctitis, constipation, undying fatigue, etc. So, I’ve been on meds for high blood pressure and thyroid issues for a very long time.
So, I’m here to say, I’ve experienced so many of the same illnesses that millions of people currently have. But, everyone is different, and should be eating what is best for YOUR body’s needs. It is my desire to help those suffering, by eating the correct medicine to restore your health. And ultimately, thrive. Not just survive with a general feeling of “un-wellness” your whole life, like me.
Researching, testing, re-testing
As you know, I went full-fledged vegan in August of 2017, after struggling for so many years. I’ve been saying “plant-based” ways of eating are highly recommended. And I still believe this is true, for the most part. However, after recently being diagnosed with proctitis, I began reviewing my food choices once again.
I understand now, different people need to eat different food medicines for their unique issues. Via my research, I ran across a wonderful website by Amie Valone, called The Healthy Apple. I relate to her, as she, just as I, have been through a multitude of the same exact health issues.
I also relate to Amie, as after 10 long years of debilitating sicknesses, she finally realized she would need to be her own advocate. The only thing doctors were doing, was tons of invasive procedures, diagnosing diseases, and prescribing expensive drugs. And, nothing she did, helped. Until she started eating the right foods for her.
I’m with her. So…..back to the proctitis. The doctors and GI people said I needed yet another colonoscopy and endoscopy, immediately. They prescribed suppositories at the ungodly rate of $8.50 per each one. I decided right then, I was defeated and exhausted of the constant go to “yet another doctor” and get more drugs. And, so, I began looking very very strongly at food as medicine for my specific bodily needs.
I immediately opted OUT of the procedures, and didn’t get the meds. Instead, I started researching anti inflammatory foods. It startled me, that almost all autoimmune diseases prosper from foods that inflame. The first week, I put tumeric and ginger spice in my green tea. For lunch, I would drink a blueberry, flaxseed, almond butter smoothie. God, forgive me……..I also began incorporating salmon back into diet, because of it’s super anti-inflammatory benefits. All soy and gluten products were completely out of the picture. Just a no no, for GI problems, and Hashimoto’s. I do NOT eat any processed foods that are loaded with artificial chemicals horrible for anyone’s body. I try to eat as though there aren’t any grocery stores. So, eating “earth” and “nature’s” foods are the best.
Within two weeks of eating almost all anti-inflammatory foods, my body was literally back to normal. I couldn’t agree more with Amie of The Healthy Apple. I still believe eating almost all plant-based is the way to go. She said she eats 99.99 percent plant-based, and I think that’s where I am right now, as well. You need to discover what exactly the foods you need for your body to be at it’s best. Just research, research, and you will eventually land on your best health of your life. And it doesn’t matter your age. Eat what’s right for your ultimate health.
Hope this article was helpful to you, and until next time, have a great day!!!