I started this site and a new health lifestyle about a year and a half ago. In that time I have realized a few things…
I had been told that it is normal to gain weight, lose energy, get sick, develop high blood pressure and Type II diabetes. IT IS NOT. There are some truths, that if applied with passion, can change your life. For example:
- Sugar really is the worst food ever (with gluten being a close runner up!) This is why I am giving a try at a sugar-free 2012. Need inspiration? Check it out here.
- Autoimmune conditions will never be fully corrected with drugs. The immune system must receive the care. Since I have the genetic tendency for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, I believe that LIFESTYLE and DIET should be pursued FIRST. See my thyroid 101 or Hashimoto’s posts for more information.
- Heart disease is not as strongly linked to high cholesterol as we have been told. If you have familial hypercholesterolemia as I do, you need to develop a lifestyle that supports your heart. Hint: it is NOT “heart-healthy” whole grains, eating low-fat or statins! (See more here).
And, most importantly – God is the one who changes us. We can find out solid information, but ultimately He controls our health. I want Him to get the glory. So, I hope that this site brings you closer to Him. I hope I can serve you with some practical support for your health needs. I am still totally in the thick of crying out for Him to free my from some of my mental and emotional views on body weight/image. He is answering. I hope to share the process with you.
P.S. I eat paleo-style. It’s great! I think it is the solution to many, many modern American health woes…