Let me start by saying, today is the best I’ve felt in almost 2 years.
I beat up my body for a long time. I drank soda all day, every day, for pretty much almost 30 years of my life. I stopped drinking soda on January 1, 2013 – never had it again. I was constantly prescribed antibiotics as a kid, as well as an adult. I had a high sugar, processed food diet was my normal everyday thing. I was always stressing about something – my whole life. Whether it was homework, cheerleading, bullies, friends, life in general – stress is something I’m learning how to manage much better, but for a long while I had no idea how to control it. I also used to drink more than I should have. I didn’t drink often, but when I did, I really went all out. I am making a conscious effort to quit, at least until I feel 100% better.
I suffer from eczema, painful joints, and as of late, esophagitis. With the esophagitis, the irritation could have easily come from the irritation from my intestines. The trouble I had swallowing went away after taking the PPIs for a short period, so the esophagitis is on the way to being completely healed. I had heartburn and indigestion. I also suffered from h.pylori, and studies show that h.pylori will permeate your gut (aka leaky gut)! I know that eventually, if I take these supplements, manage my stress, and eat the ideal diet, all of the issues I had will go away.
Going on 3 days of the supplements to heal my gut, and I already feel almost completely less bloated. It doesn’t feel like the food sits in my stomach all day. I feel “digested”, for lack of better terms. HaHa I have been doing a lot of reading, and I read that leaky gut can mess with your heart function and cause palpitations; I had those recently. I also read that leaky gut can dry out your mouth and throat and this can lead to swallowing difficulties, which is funny, because I was saying that if I stayed hydrated, I felt the problem was less alarming. Also, over the last 3 days, the cramps in my feet that I often get, are gone. Coincidence, maybe?
Either way, I feel confident that I will get back to feeling great sooner than later. My head is in a good place, and physically I feel better than I have in over a year! I just have a little bit of anxiety about the swallowing, but I’ll get over that. I’ve had NO real issues with the swallowing for a few weeks already. The only way to know if I actually have leaky gut is through a series of blood tests, which I’m not getting.
So along with these magic supplements, I plan on working on my stress management. My best friend of 30 years gave me a Reiki session for Christmas, I have yet to use it. I meditate, but on a very basic level. My garden provides tranquility everyday, along with reading (which I’m doing more of). Either way, my treatments are working; I’m sticking with them.
“Your life is made of two dates and a dash. Make the most of the dash.”
– Unknown –