You Are What You Eat
I’m thirty-three and by age twenty, I’m sure I was diagnosed with more health ailments than most of your grandmothers. What I’ve realized over the years, is that one health problem leads to the next, (if it goes untreated), and they are definitely all correlated. I was told I needed to be on Lipitor in seventh grade because my cholesterol was so high. Luckily, I had enough sense to not even fill the prescription.
I grew up with a mom who was very health conscious and ahead of the times. We ate all organic, had organic products, practiced yoga, meditated, and yet I still have all of these issues. I won’t even bore you with all of them; I plan to address them separately at some point in other posts (so stay with me).
What I quickly learned at a young age is that you have to be your own health advocate. Most doctors will call you into their office, ask you to describe your symptoms, and write you a prescription and off you go. 95% of the time, I would feel worse afterwards, because I didn’t feel like they were really solving the problem, but just putting a band-aid on it, instead.
I can’t tell you how many times doctors have told me things are in my head. I didn’t feel like a patient the doctor cared about instead, I felt like he was ushering me out like I was the next in line at the deli counter.
My mom and I decided a lot of my issues were most-likely stemming from my diet; I was diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) but we weren’t convinced that is what I had, so I went to a Homeopath. A Homeopath is someone who practices Holistic Medicine. They believe that the body can heal itself with the help of plants and herbs.
She gave me supplements to help with my digestive issues and she nearly fell over when we told her they wanted to put me on Lipitor at the ripe old age of 13. She explained that there should be no concern about my cholesterol, especially right now. I’m so lucky that I was introduced to this homeopath at a young age, because it made me realize there are alternatives, and the answer often lies in the saying, “you are what you eat.”
If you want to read more about Homeopathy, check out the books below: