So many of my patients ask me if I live the advice I give every day. More importantly they ask how I live by the often seemingly impossible guidelines that we know lead to health instead of illness. Many of the diet, lifestyle and spiritual changes I ask my patients to make every day are, well, just plain hard. I often look at a crestfallen face of someone who has just learned that they have a dairy or gluten allergy and it seems to be saying, oh no, it will be impossible to cut dairy out of my life. My heart goes out to them but I can tell you, from personal experience, that while it is hard, challenging and requires diligence it is also very rewarding to take step after step towards health. When a symptom goes away specifically because of the hard work, it is like the sun breaking through the clouds on an overcast day and that’s when a sense of peace and wellness begins to set in.
I decided to tell my story, step by step, as I continue on my journey to health.