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Wow, this is kind of a scary post for me……I am letting you all into my very personal and private health history. I grew up in a small town with very health conscious parents. When I was very young my mom cooked everything from scratch. Our family was vegetarian and I thought I was pretty healthy. When I finished high school, I began being hospitalized for severe pain on the lower right side of my midsection. At first they thought it was appendicitis but I later found out that I have the autoimmune disease called Crohn’s. I briefly tried taking antibiotics to help my symptoms but after a few months I realized that they were not working for me. I was then scheduled for surgery to remove some of my scarred and damaged intestine…….too much info?! I went into remission after the surgery and I have not been on conventional medications since. However I do still have flare ups and I have spent the last 10 years trying to find a diet and a life balance that works for me and my health issues.
I have always had a love for reading and over the years I have bought quite a few books on health and diet. I’m always searching for that ‘perfect” diet that will work for my body. I now know that there is no perfect diet, everyone is different and you have to respect bio individuality. I recently enrolled at the Institute For Integrated Nutrition. I am pursuing my dreams to not only help myself become the healthiest I can be but also so I can help others become healthier. When I finish my program this year I will be a certified health coach! I am learning so much about different ways of eating including: gluten free, vegan, eating for your blood type, macrobiotics and the zone diet. The last 3 weeks I have spent eliminating foods that I think my body may be sensitive too, I am quite sure that my body does bot agree with dairy and wheat. This will be a life long quest for me but I know that I will be feeling my best very soon. I am sure that I will share more about my health findings and story in the future but I just wanted to give you a little bit of background about me and my health. 🙂 If you have a health story or can relate I would love to hear from you. I have always believed that this saying is so true “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. I know that I can control my auto-immue symptoms with proper nutrition and keeping my life balanced and stress free.