As I was out power walking this morning in this GORGEOUS fall weather, I began to reflect on the past two weeks in my life. It has been a huge learning or shall I say RE- learning experience for me. Here is why.
In the past 2 1/2 years I've really learned so much about health, more than I ever dreamed I would!!! Because of this knowledge I live in a very, very different way. I used to skip meals, eat all kinds of processed foods, sugar was my best friend, junk food was a staple in our home, and kool-aid and soda pop were what we drank with most meals. I fought with weight and balloon out to close to 200 lbs then I would lose weight only to gain it all back again. The thing I was thinking about this morning is what my body has been going through in the past 2 weeks, a PERFECT STORM just raging inside. With all this wonderful knowledge I've learned and even implemented into my life, the last several months I slipped back into some of my old bad habits and my body communicated with me in a HUGE way that what I was doing to it was harming it. I have Candida (an overgrowth of yeast in my system) and it just went wild, creating all kinds of problems. I got a yeast infection, on top of a bladder infection, I felt just AWFUL, I had a foggy brain and had a hard time focusing and thinking clearly, plus much, much more. I KNOW it all started with the junk I was putting into my body!
This morning I just marveled at what a perfect machine our bodies truly are! What we put in them REALLY is a BIG deal, it REALLY matters!! It's like taking a brand new car that runs perfectly on gasoline but instead we decide to put diesel in it? We would ruin the car! That is what is happening to SO many people here in America. Our bodies can only take so much abuse and then it communicates to us in a BIG way like a heart attack or cancer, or 200 lbs later, or diabetes, or a host of other diseases and health issues. We are eating SO much of "man made" food like junk into our bodies. Just like that gas car doesn't know how to process the diesel, it's the same way with our bodies! They KNOW how to process natural fruits, vegetables and clean meat but all this processed junk is foreign to it! We strip all the good stuff out of the natural foods like white rice, mineral salt, for example, just to get a "white" pretty colored food and take out all the most important parts!
This morning I got a little mad as well! I was thinking how our schools teach us some things that we will NEVER use in our lives and yet knowledge about what is MOST important to live longer, healthier, happier lives is very rarely even mentioned!!! I don't get it! If we want to avoid a health catastrophe within the American population we have to focus more on PREVENTION instead of chemical medicine to treat the symptoms. I saw a thing on facebook the other day talking about the Race for the Cure, why not raise funds for the "Race for Prevention of Cancer"! WHAT A GREAT IDEA!
Anyway I've learned my lesson the hard way!!! I'm getting back on track and eat foods that are healthy and taste wonderful!!! It REALLY DOES matter! If you want to feel better than you are feeling right now, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Take responsibility for your health. No one else will until you start having symptoms of crashing! Avoid YOUR "Perfect Storm"! Quit searching for the "magic pill"! It doesn't exist! For help with getting your health back on track you can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information: www.kelliehubler.com