I often think about how I became so passionate about my health. I used to eat fast food and bread and sugar but when did that all change?
I am sitting here trying to figure out when I began my journey to better health and I think it might have been about eight years ago when I started to eat healthier but I would have to say it has only been about four years since I made it my passion and took it to another level.
I gave up flour and sugar, I started drinking Bulletproof coffee every morning, and began listening to various podcasts. Dave Asprey, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Josh Axe and Jim Kwik.
I remember at work my knees were starting to bother me. I would bend down and dread having to pull myself up. I would have to hold on to something and then pull myself up. I remember thinking to myself if this is just the beginning of getting older, I was still too young to have this happen to me and did not want to see or feel it progress.
I started to take collagen. I read and listened to the people I follow and took the highest dose that was mentioned, and I have to say that I fixed my knees. Well that just spiralled me to become more into my health and what I put into my body. I became obsessed. Everything I read and listen to is about health and wellness.
I have even had my gut microbiome (is the totality of microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, and their collective genetic material present in the gastrointestinal tract) tested. This test was very detailed and came back with a list of foods that are good for me and a list that is bad for my gut microbiome.
I followed the foods and lost my belly, felt more energetic. I became more in tune with my body. I would know when I ate a bad food as I would get bloated or feel lethargic.
Today I continue to get my gut microbiome tested regularly as the foods change based on how you take care of your gut (my bad food list is smaller). I believe that if you eat good food, the result is good. If you eat bad food, the result is bad. I feel better than ever! I understand my individual health needs on a deeper level with every passing year and I never stop looking into the most cutting-edge science to learn how I can age optimally. I have put so much time and knowledge into my health and that is one of the reasons why I so desperately want to share it. But I want to share it with people that truly believe that their body is their only place to live because if your body doesn’t work, how can you REALLY enjoy life.
Take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live!
Gut Microbiome Test- Viome
Podcasts – Bulletproof Radio, The Doctor’s Farmacy, The Dr. Josh Axe Show, Achieve your Goals, Kwik Brain
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