This post is really a journey for better health. For years I’ve been living with nausea that sometimes wakes me two to three times a night. Sometimes I have it all day long. I have had numerous doctor’s visits and tests but I always get the same treatment – Prilosec for heartburn. It’s discouraging and frustrating.
The last visit to the doctor’s was because of a sinus infection which is giving me painful headaches and a sore throat. My doctor treated me with a nasal spray, which did nothing.
It was my co-worker who suggested I might have acid reflux. But I needed answers.
On a random browse on pinterest, I found this book, “It Starts With Food” by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. The book says it will transform your relationship with food and “improve your energy, mood, focus, sleep, athletic performance, symptoms, medical conditions, body composition, and quality of life.” Could this be the answer to my physical ailments? I was onboard.
A few days later (thanks to Amazon Prime) I got the book and I was hooked from Chapter 1: Food Should Make You Healthy.
The food you eat either makes you more healthy or less healthy. Those are your options. There is no food neutral. Every single thing you put in your mouth is either making you more healthy or less healthy. (“It Starts With Food”, page 12)
It really makes you rethink everything you eat. My bad relationship with food is that I want food fast, easy, and hot. As long as I felt good eating it, it was fine. I didn’t think about the health consequences. It made me rethink my food choices. I needed an overhaul.
So this is my beginning. Maybe it will be yours too. Follow my journey as I read. learn, and share my findings on the path for better health in this blog.
Next week: Detoxing, food cravings, and food choices.