Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Being Honest With Myself



For years now, I have consumed limited dairy. I will go weeks without it and then add a little into my diet occasionally. Immediately, I feel the effects of it. So I will wait a little while and try it again. All the while, trying to convince myself that it isn’t hurting me. Last week, however, I ate sour cream and it made me feel horrible. Right away my mouth broke out into sores. Then my face broke out with cystic acne, and I had several knots form under my skin. 

If I want to be healed, then I have to STOP eating the foods that are causing inflammation and reactions to occur in my body. I have to be honest with myself and notice the side effects of certain foods. Even though it is hard. 

So I have eliminated all foods that I believe are causing inflammation in my body. No more gluten, dairy, or sugar for me. While I still eat fruit, I have eliminated all added sugars. I do use Stevia occasionally though. 

I am also doing yoga daily. Two weeks in and I’m in love. The deep breathing relaxes me and helps me to center my thoughts. It has also helped to relax my tight muscles. In two weeks, my back pain, neck pain, and hip pain are all better. The pain around my scar is also better. The laser therapy appears to be healing the scar. 

As I go through the next few weeks, I know it will be hard to eliminate some of my favorite foods. Especially knowing that I will not be adding them back into my diet, but I want to get better. Every day I want to feel great. I don’t want to knowingly do things to hurt myself. Yes, I will miss the cream in my coffee, but I will not miss the pain that it causes me. 

Even though I am a little sad about all the restrictions, I am also confident that if I do what I can do, God will take care of the rest. 

If you have health problems, associated with inflammation, I encourage you to look at your diet as well. I would be happy to help you. We can support each other. 

Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Love and blessings, 


Candida

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