You don’t wake up one morning feeling lousy.
Instead, you start noticing minor symptoms, often caused by silent inflammation. You chalk them up to getting older – and ignore. I’m Elizabeth from @PureSimpleWellness Holistic Health Coach and Emotional Eating Expert. I’m am honored to be here today to let you know that feeling crappy all the time is NOT normal! Unfortunately, those minor symptoms are your body giving you a message, whispering to you. Over time, if you don’t listen to these whispers, these minor symptoms become worse and your body starts screaming at you. Left untreated, this silent inflammation, can exacerbate your symptoms and cause disease.
Food intolerances or sensitivities can often be the cause of inflammation.
Do you have intermittent stomach pains, bloating and gas?
Is your skin not as clear as you would like or does more hair fall out than you’d like?
Do you experience fatigue, brain fog and/or headaches?
Many assume these are a normal part of aging, but I disagree! It’s often due to food sensitivities or gut issues.
Believe it or not, you can improve your gut health naturally – through diet and lifestyle choices. I truly believe that most of us want to be healthy for as long as we live, but sometimes we aren’t sure how to get there. It’s truly a journey. You didn’t get where you are overnight, so you can’t fix it overnight.
With the daily stresses of life, I used to turn to diet coke and pretzels as my ‘comfort food’. I didn’t understand why I was tired, bloated and full of skin rashes all the time. Unfortunately, when I started feeling tired, I reached for another diet coke to give me the jolt I needed and the vicious circle continued!
When I finally started listening to my body, I realized that the chemicals in diet coke and the gluten in pretzels were causing my intermittent stomach pains, tiredness and skin rashes. But I was addicted and honestly, I didn’t think I could ever live without diet coke and pretzels! I slowly started reducing my intake and replacing it with seltzer and healthier snack alternatives. After about 3 months, I was no longer drinking diet coke or eating pretzels and my skin rashes, hives and stomach pains vanished.
Sometimes, it takes a huge wake up call for us to start listening to our bodies. I believe that this is how many of us end up suffering from chronic health symptoms. I’m not suggesting that a chronic illness is around the corner, but I am suggesting you take the time to listen to the ‘whispers’ of your body. Slowly decreasing my diet coke intake was very difficult, but following the baby step approach, I was successful. And now, when I look at the results I have achieved, it was well worth the short-term discomfort!
Are you ready to start listening to the murmurs of your own body? Do you want to learn how to improve your gut health naturally – through diet and lifestyle choices?
If so, join the Effortless 3-Day Reset Program. Food and coaching provided for 3 days, so all you need to do it make a commitment to yourself and give yourself permission to listen to what your body is telling you. Take the guess work out of what to eat for 3 days with freshly prepared vegan food, free of top allergens, chemicals and preservatives. You are worth it!
The next program begins on May 10th and registration closes Tuesday, May 4th. Sign-up now to secure your spot! www.puresimplewellness.com/reset to for more information and to register!