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Let's talk about our bodies and minds!

I want to be completely open and honest with you about the things that can make life tough. I have been on a difficult health journey since I was ten years old. I've been diagnosed with some of the most commonly known and chronic auto-immune disorders, developed a heart condition, dealt with severe depression and anxiety, done irreversible damage to my nervous system and parts of my brain, and recently discovered several foods that have made those conditions worse over the years.

If my doctors had listened to me better, and had open minds about the way food and other things we consume affect your body, I could have stopped the progression of some of these conditions years ago. Now, I have to do what I can to research and change my lifestyle to create a better quality of life for my future. Every day is a struggle, but I've learned so much about my body and the way our food affects us, and I am constantly encouraged by the foods, supplements, holistic healing practices and inspiring people I've discovered! I want to take you on a little trip into my health history to hopefully encourage you to:

  1. Listen to your body - if you think something is wrong, listen to your gut! Go see a doctor. If you don't like the answer they give you, go see another. Can't afford one or think you may just be overreacting or blowing it out of proportion? Try simple home-remedies and see how your body responds!

  2. Research on your own and not solely rely on doctors and pharmaceuticals to fix the problem. That "quick fix" pill you take may be doing more harm than good! We'll talk about the medications and supplements I, and friends of mine, have taken, which ones have been positive, and which have been negative - yes, some natural supplements can cause negative side effects too! Every body is different.

  3. Open your eyes to the symptoms of certain common medical conditions that are causing you to live in misery. You may have a similar condition to one I have, and you may be able to correct it before it becomes chronic or does extensive damage. You don't have to live in discomfort - there are natural ways to improve your quality of life!

  4. Realize that it's normal to struggle with mental health from time to time. It's not taboo, and is much more common than you think. We'll talk about what it's like to deal with a daily battle of depression and some simple ways you can try to combat that. I'll say this many more times throughout my posts - You Don't Have to Live in Misery!

I'm excited to take you on this journey with me and I hope my story benefits you! Please feel free to ask any questions and I will answer to the best of my ability!

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