I once suffered from daily headaches and chronic migraines. Yes, daily. I lived with it for so long, I became accustomed to it and told myself I needed to get use to living with the daily pain. I tried for many years to find relief from them; I saw several specialists, had a ton of tests done and tried more medications than I can remember. Nothing ever worked. I got frustrated that doctors couldn't seem to help me, so I took responsibility for my own fate and started experimenting with solutions on my own.
The turning point for me was when I realized the true meaning of nourishing my body. Choosing foods with five ingredients or less wasn't enough and avoiding foods with artificial colors and preservatives wasn't enough either. I had to learn how to provide my body with the nutrients it needed to function efficiently and pain free. For so long I had been focused on what to avoid: fatty, high calorie and dyed, preserved foods. Suddenly I realized I didn't need to focus on what to avoid nearly as much as I needed to focus on what not to go without. I knew I was in for a challenge.
Our stories keep us stuck. For so long I told myself I was doomed to live with chronic migraines, without realizing that pain is our body's way of telling us something isn't right. Instead of taking more medications to mask the pain and ignoring the symptoms of nutrient deficiencies, we need to understand that our symptoms, pain and disease are our body's way of letting us know it's unhappy. When I realized that I needed to nourish my body, not keep track of calories, points or ingredients, my body started to heal. Not only did the daily headaches subside, but the chronic migraines did as well.
Want your pain to go away too? Take charge of your own fate a decide to change the ending to your story. Each time you eat ask yourself: what vitamins and minerals am I feeding my body? Keep it simple! Focus on eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, in a variety of colors, and you'll immediately notice a huge difference in your energy and mood. Once you start speaking your body's language, things will continue to improve from there.
What kind of foods do you want to focus on ADDING to your diet? Tell me on IG/TW @simplypuzzlin!