I’m really making it a point to get really healthy again. I know I may have said it before, but really, it’s important this time. After a brief talk with Dr. Noah, we both decided that after I finish the PPI’s (April 27th), that I will try a regime of natural digestive enzymes and a high potency probiotic, as well as, encapsulated peppermint oil. My diet will change to be a high fat, high protein, low carb diet (back to strict, strict paleo). Also, I need to finally get back to exercising. I gave it up when all these problems started happening. I felt really awful and I was very concerned as to what was causing them. Including more exercise will help raise my serotonin, which might be the root of most of the problems. I’m one of those people that internalizes stress and all of my problems. It really takes a toll on you. I was mediating on a very basic level for awhile – but I think I need to step it up a notch.
I’m not really sure if I’m explaining things exactly how they are medically described, but I’m telling you how I feel. Hopefully this information can help someone else out. I beat my body up for a long time when I was a kid, when nothing really effects you. I drank soda all day every day, never drank water, ate sugared cereal, drank a glass of whole milk often! I was really active, so there was no issues, but I think it all caught up to me. I went to paleo in 2013, and felt great for the first time in a few years. Followed it religiously for a year (every 30 days I treated like the first 30). Then I slipped off a little bit. When I got the h.pylori and was treated for it, I think it sent my initial problem of acid reflux into a tail spin. It killed off all of the bacteria (good and bad), and I wasn’t informed on how to REBUILD that little awesome colony again.
I’m committed. Although, PPI’s can be pretty rough on the body if you use them for a long time, they have been the only thing so far that has made me feel better. My spirits are up and I’m able to eat again (gained 3 lbs. since my endoscopy)! I’ve been taking all my vitamins again, and I’ve been sleeping better. But now, once these meds are done, I’m committed to being healthy. I got a little nephew that I have to run around with – I could use a little energy boost!
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
— Kenneth Blanchard —