Have you ever thought to yourself, "Are my vitamins even working? And is it even worth me spending the money on something I'm not even sure is helping me?" I bet we've all been there. We research what we should focus on regarding our gut health, energy levels, hormone levels, anti-inflammatory issues, and the list goes on.
Well, a very resent experience I had will hopefully give you encouragement to KEEP IT GOING!
It was 3 weeks ago that my appendix burst, and I was in serious pain. Anyone who know me, understands that I have a high tolerance to pain, and I don't run to the Doctor for every little situation. This happens to be something I should've looked into right away when this excruciating, sharp knife-like pain didn't go away for 4 days. Finally, my husband said, "We should really go get this looked at"! So, we did.
I was literally rushed to the hospital where the entire staff was waiting for me to arrive. I met the surgeon beforehand and off we went...into surgery! Patiently, my husband waited for this quick appendix removal to be done, which took about 1 hour. Because my appendix had burst 3 days prior, it was dead inside me, and it began to stick to my intestines. This caused a tear in my intestine, which the surgeon had to put 2 staples to make sure more would not leak out into my system (which it already had). He rinsed out my gut and sewed up my 3 incisions...wow!
Now, here is the point to my story and testimony. The surgeon told us, "Because Janet is so healthy, this extremely serious surgery could've been a lot worse, and we would be having a very different conversation"! My surgeon had no idea what kind of vitamins I take or my clean diet, etc. BUT my point is, all the things I do to ensure my body is strong and healthy really is working! Even though my Appendix burst, my body was prepared to fight back.
For 8 years now, I live a Grain-free, Gluten-free, Processed Sugar-free, Kosher diet. My Home Page will show you what foods are included in this life changing way of eating. It has not only helped my husband with several issues he's had (see his testimony under Testimonials tab) but has helped me fight a situation that was unforeseen. I also exercise regularly, which doesn't have to be super-hyped cardio but can be motion enough to raise your heart rate to pump your blood and oxygen levels. This can be a brisk walk, run, or bike ride. It also helps to clear your mind and feel peace.
So, if you find yourself asking the same question, the answer is a resounding YES! It is working, it does make a difference, and it does prepare your body to withstand whatever may come your way.
I pray this short story has given you motivation to keep taking care of your bodies by the foods you eat (and DON'T eat), the vitamins you take, and the exercises you do.
Do it for yourself and for your loved ones. They'll appreciate it when it comes down to the bottom line.
So, here's to you and Eat for Life!