I have known for a very long time that food is crucial to our health. However, in college I honestly did not have the financial means to buy a lot of healthy food. Once I graduated with a great corporate job, I did allow myself a better food budget. However, being single, I lived mainly on snacks, carbohydrates and processed foods. I had grown up in one of the first generations where both parents worked and betty crocker and her boxed foods had entered our kitchen. It was not long before I bought into the low fat movement with foods laden with nasty chemicals that over time I truly believe slowly destroy our intestines. Not to mention a steady diet of the modified wheat we eat today that our bodies react so negatively too (ie inflammation).
It is really no surprise that in my late 30s I developed autoimmune issues. However I initially had no idea it was related to the food I ate. This condition left me feeling so sick I had no idea what to do. I had arthritis symptoms in my joints and it was so bad I could not even do yoga. This was completely debilitating to me because I was a longtime yoga practitioner and avid jogger. I also woke up in the morning with the symptoms of chronic fatigue, feeling so exhausted upon waking. I had never before understood how this really felt. It was so debilitating that I started to get complaints from clients. I did not hardly have the energy to work. This was a disastrous situation working for myself with no sick days. I went to Drs, I tried remedies. I became depressed because I had no idea how to feel better and I now realized food and health is the foundation of our lives.
Stay tuned for Issue 2: The Change in Course – Next Week!