Health is something that too many people take for granted. We don’t eat enough (or eat too much), we don’t rest enough, we neglect ourselves in favor of taking care of others, etc. We realize we have health issues and we put off making the changes we know are necessary for what always amounts to way too long.
For my family, our journey began when my son developed tooth decay. I discovered WAPF and GAPS and decided to implement changes for the entire household right away. We all began drinking bone broth and using natural seasonings instead of pre-made packets and shakers full of MSG and other toxins. We threw out many processed foods and immediately toned down our consumption of junk foods. Wheat, other than sourdough, was pretty much a thing of the past. Some of us cut out our soda and/or sugar consumption completely, while others toned it down greatly. We started buying healthier salt. We stopped buying “cooking oils” made from vegetables like canola and corn and opted for real, healthy, saturated fats to cook with such as coconut oil, tallow, ghee and butter. We buy the best meats and fruits/vegetables we can afford, opting for local, pastured/grass-fed and organic as much as possible.
We have had some amazing results from switching to a real-food diet–even those of us who are not as strict. Some of the things we struggled with include excess weight, underweight, arthritis-like pains, constipation, diarrhea, thyroid and adrenal issues, insomnia, allergies and asthma…most of these conditions have cleared up or significantly improved. It’s amazing what a difference food can make!
I am overall most grateful for all the information that is now available so that we can be empowered to make the best decisions for our health.
This post is a part of the 30 Days of Gratitude challenge by Kathy at Simple Clean Living. Be sure to check out what the other participants are grateful for!
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