Eating healthy for chronic fatigue, chronic illness, and chronic disease is a lifestyle change that gradually happens over time.
In my last post, I wrote about what I did to recover from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It took a while to understand just how important nutrition was directly impacting my illness. I always looked to my doctors for direction and advice, but the takeaway I learned is that I am responsible for my health, not anyone else or any medicine.
When our bodies are under immense stress, even if we feel it’s normal everyday stress, it will give us signals. These signals show up as a headache, digestive issues, arthritis, HBP, tiredness, congestion, mood swings, and body aches and the list goes on. In our modern overworked society, these symptoms have been normalized and they shouldn’t. Chronic disease and chronic illness are rampant like we’ve never seen before in the US, and chronic illness is especially higher in women.
If I would’ve known back then what I know now, I bet I could’ve saved myself some time in healing and prevented further damage.
Here is the one quote we should remember and act upon.
While I was eating frozen pizzas, drinking my favorite IPA’s, and cooking with the most inflammatory oils on the market, I was depriving my body of the nutrient-dense food that is desperately needed to fight viral re-activation and strengthen my failing immune system.
Eating healthy is a lifestyle habit, and oh boy do I know how it can become overwhelming with all the information online. My wise coaching instructor said, START SMALL….as in micro-steps, so here is exactly how I began my healthy eating journey.
Crowd out the bad, and find alternatives.
Okay, this is a BONUS – Gluten should be avoided in excess. Some people will notice a big difference when they stop eating gluten, whereas others only a little. IT is inflammatory and is like glue in your digestive system, and it’s not a necessary ingredient for us to eat for nutrition. It’s an additive to hold food together. It can destroy the gut over time if eaten in excess and will lead to your gut’s inability to absorb nutrients from food forcing you to supplement, otherwise known as Leaky Gut. This was my case, (in addition to other issues) and I repaired my gut and now can eat small amounts of gluten in moderation. Read the download below for more information on who should avoid gluten.
I’m wishing you have a Happy and Healthy New Year if you’re reading this. This year has been challenging, and we are destined for a better year full of all the things we worked so hard for in 2020.