Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Does Food really affect your health?




Who out there is getting confused? 
Are you always tired?
Stressed?
Tummy rumbling?
Upset stomach?
Indigestion?

We hear about so many different types of diet for weight loss that it almost drives you to lose weight in itself with the brain power you use trying to figure out what is the best thing to do.

So,  how on earth are we supposed to figure out in amongst all this if a said ‘diet’ is actually going to benefit our health too?
Worry not,  you are not alone.  There are many folks asking exactly the same question.  So weight loss aside (along with its confusion) let’s talk about health and nutrition.

My story is quite a miracle.  It’s for another blog which I very much expect has a high chance of being published really soon.  However,  I do speak from experience when I tell you that
·      without Question
·      With total conviction
·      With passion
Food affects our health.

Food AFFECTS our health.

Why is this such a mystery to our doctors?  I do get a little on my soap box even though I have total respect for our doctors and I know we need them.  Without them we sure would be in big trouble.  However, I have been avidly researching food and nutrition and its effects on our health for the past 7 years.  Actually,  it was my biggest scoring exam I left school with.  Shall I tell you a brief story?

During my school years,  I was so confused about which options to take.  My lovely Aunt told me gently, 
“You really need to do a job you will enjoy and also be good at.”
Enjoy?  I thought?  Enjoy work? 

Now at this age enjoying work was a new concept to me as I had watched my hard working factory parents have a terrible time at work.

Hmm, enjoy work.  Well,  I went on to take Biology and also Food and Nutrition with the hope of going on to become a Nutritionist.  However,  school advised me I would never get a job like that as there are only 4000 opportunities within the country.  So instead I went on to cook for a living and progressed to management.  All the time keeping my interest in Nutrition.

More recently,  7 years ago in fact I was diagnosed with a big issue to do with my digestion.  I will tell that story in another blog. 

Having a big problem with my health at the time,  I got very sick.  It was a worrying time for me and my family and I decided to get back onto the research wagon again. 

Fighting with my Dr who wanted to either perform surgery or put me onto steroids with blood infusions,  I was determined there was another way.

I’m so happy that I found a diet which was something I certainly needed to focus hard on.  This diet I will detail further another time but my point is that just 2 short years later my lovely Dr who we now carry a mutual respect,  sat in his office and said,
“I have to be honest,  I never saw someone make such a huge recovery without drugs or surgery.”

How did I do it?  Eating the right foods.  Now I see a list as long as your arm of different diets out there for all types of ailments. 

We have:
ME
Adrenal Fatigue
IBS
Fibromyalgia
Acidosis
Crohns disease
Ulcerative Colitis
Excema
Asthma

and the list goes on…

So think if IBS for example.  That’s not actually a diagnosis.  It’s a symptom.  It’s like the Dr saying “You have a headache” when you need the reason for the headache.

I know so many dozens and dozens of people who personally changed diet to realize  they could relieve symptoms.
We all seem to feel tired or lethargic at times.  We often get stomach gurgles or wind….this can all be changed with a change in diet.  Did you already know that?

However,  let’s dig deeper into the minefield of what/where/how in this blog…












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