Just Do It Again (again!)

Sitting here in my workout clothes again...

My holistic chiropractor recently told me that if I don't "get serious" about my health, I will develop an auto-immune disorder. I'm already showing sub-clinical signs of one, and that's what sent up a red flag for her.

I'm always very serious about my health, but most of the time mentally serious only. That is to say I'm usually thinking about what I should be doing for myself, and what I should not be doing to myself, but not necessarily physically doing it.

Now don't get me wrong. My grocery cart is 2/3 full of produce, we eat whole grains (sprouted if possible), brown rice, no dairy, no soy, lean, organic or free-range meat only, rarely red meat, no soda (except for Marvin who can't live without an occasional Coke!), etc.

My mom's parents owned a health food store and passed the business on to my uncle who is now an ND. (doctor of naturopathy). Needless to say, my childhood was not filled with trips to the pediatrician, but filled with whole, natural foods and the occasional dose of Vitamin C or some homeopathic remedies.

While I do believe that there is a place for conventional medicine, I do not subscribe to the "my doctor is god and I'll unquestionably do what he says" theory. An MD. is nothing more than your next-door neighbor with an education. Who are they to tell you to jump and you ask how high?

I believe that we are each responsible for our own health and should learn how our body works and why were are experiencing less than perfect function. The human body is a miracle. It was created to be self-healing, when provided with the proper nourishment and conditions.

One would think, having the background in alternative/natural medicine that I do, that I would be providing my body with the "proper nourishment and conditions". However, because I've been blessed with three other little bodies to provide these circumstances for, my body often goes by the wayside.

Marvin started his new job this week; he's been home more in the morning and evening and it's taken an enormous weight off of me. Time for a new page in a new chapter. This woman's taking care of herself again, look out world! Here I come (again)!

{By the way, if anyone out there reading this is curious and wants to know more on this subject, or on kids and nutrition, please feel free to email or comment and I'll reply}

6 readers took time to leave a thought:

Kelli October 17, 2008 at 8:32 AM  

I badly need to know more about kids and nutrition. I am an overweight mom who does not want that for her kids. I need to know how to implement healthier eating without them saying eww (they are 5 and 20 minths). We are in that chicken nugget phase.

My2Gs October 17, 2008 at 10:27 AM  

I have an autoimmune disease (Lupus) that has been super well since having Gauge. No meds for over 2 years. I've been tempted to go to a naturalist up where I live...just to see how he can help me with my energy levels, etc.

Charity October 17, 2008 at 12:23 PM  

Good for you! I could stand to do the same thing, again and again ;)

Keep up the good work.

4 Little Men and Twins October 17, 2008 at 5:17 PM  

it is so hard... we always come last.


Faith Hope Love Mama October 18, 2008 at 7:33 AM  

That's it. I'm jumping on the treadmill tomorrow and hopefully not just wiping off dust. :)

A Perfectly Unperfect Girl October 22, 2008 at 8:32 AM  

Ok, I have two questions, at least for now...lol. The first one is why no soy? I am so confused on this subject. One minute I hear that soy is good for you and the next it is not.

Second, I know that whole grains are the best, but, why sprouted? Thanks for any info on these matters.

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