Tip 3: I Will Not Be Mastered!
Manage your eating habits. Learn more in part three of this blog series entitled Seven Tips For Balanced Living.
Foods I Love that Make Me Sick, Overweight, and Miserable Have to Go
"12 I have the right to do anything," you say-but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"-but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 You say, "Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both." 1 Corinthians 6:12-13
This Bible verse keeps rolling around in my head, and I think it's a good one to start the week off with. Part of what we've been discussing is going to extremes to get healthy. Whether it is walking out of social events where NEUROTOXINS are present, or saying no to foods you know trigger disease or an unhealthy lifestyle...
Sometimes We Have to Say "NO"!
Most people in this world are not willing to sacrifice whatever it takes to be strong and healthy. Most people would rather live with a little bit of extra weight, or a little bit of chronic disease, etc... rather than sacrifice in the short term to gain a lifetime of health.
When we were looking for answers to my health issues, I had an ALCAT test done to determine my food sensitivities. When the test was performed, I got a phone call from the company physician. He told me I had one of the worst tests he had ever seen, then he said, "Are you having fevers, joint pain, unexplained illness, etc...?" My jaw hit the floor because no one had ever connected the dots of my health issues. He said, "If you don't get your gut health under control, you will have an auto immune disease within 6 months." Scary!
So, I had to have a talk with myself... All the foods I loved that were making me sick, overweight, and miserable had to go. I had to get radical- I lived for a year on about 10-15 foods that I rotated. I got all of my nutrition from 25 different supplements I took every day. Even then, autoimmune disease still came knocking on my door. So I started eating only one solid meal a day and drinking Green Smoothies otherwise. Finally, after a year of struggle, I am now close to remission.
Was it worth it to limit myself? Hands down the hardest but best decision of my life!
Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and SupplementRelief.com was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.
Learn more about Libby Wright.
Related Wellness Resources
We encourage you to take advantage of these FREE Wellness Resources on our website.
#1 Weight Loss Tip- Don't Read the Labels
Many people ask what diet we recommend, and the answer is simpler, and less expensive than you might first believe.
Affordable Healthy Grocery Shopping in 30 Minutes
Ever wonder what a healthy grocery list would look like? One of the things many people tell us is that it seems too hard to change shopping habits. They feel eating healthy is harder or costlier. I can tell you shopping for whole, natural foods is less expensive, easier and much faster in the grocery store than dealing with a bunch of processed foods.
Evolution of Dinner: Part 1 - Raw Ingredients
We weren't always the "healthy eating family". We used to eat plenty of processed foods and fast food including frozen foods, sugar laden desserts, and plenty of processed junk. So, I'll be blogging for the next few days on our Evolution of Dinner...
Healthy Living Whole Foods Cookbook
Many people know "what" to do to be healthy, but HOW do you do it? One of the best ways we have found is to show people how we eat as a family. This customizable, whole foods cookbook features two hobby chefs! Sara Kosmiski is an amazing RAW foods expert, and Libby Wright shares good foods for beginners in healthy cooking. We hope you enjoy these recipes and encourage you to share them with your family and friends!
Help for Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Living
Eliminating or minimizing Gluten and Dairy from your diet isn't necessary for everyone but some certainly benefit from making these lifestyle changes. Regardless, we all benefit from eating more natural, whole foods and less processed foods. Learn more about gluten-free and dairy-free nutrition options and take advantage of the educational resources, shopping list, and recipes.
How to Shop and What to Eat
We are what we eat. Studies from reputable health organizations suggest that 40-60% of Americans are living with one or more chronic diseases, which negatively impacts their quality of life, reduces employment productivity, and drives up health care costs.1 Lifestyle choices, in particular, the foods we choose to put into our bodies, are making us sick. However, we do have choices regarding our nutrition.
Learn practical tips for healthy and affordable grocery shopping and consider using a list similar to the recommended natural, whole foods grocery shopping list provided to get you off to a good start!
Tip 2: No Oil in the Engine is Bad
Think about the definition of Supplements. It means that they supplement for a lack of something. Learn more in part two of this blog series entitled Seven Tips For Balanced Living.
Tip 4: Take a Breath
One of the best ways to exercise is through breathing! Learn more in part four of this blog series entitled Seven Tips For Balanced Living.
Webinar: Four Letter Word for F.O.O.D.
Facilitator Libby Wright discusses the unhealthy types of food typically consumed in the S.A.D (Sad American Diet) with participants of the Your Best Weight program. She provides alternative food choices and recipes that are nutritious and taste great along with supplement recommendations including meal replacement protein shakes.
Please enjoy the webinar. You may also wish to view or download the slides used for the presentation. We encourage you to ask questions or share your thoughts in the Discussion Forum.
Why You Should Care About Gut Health
The Gut (think intestinal/digestive tract) is where approximately 80% of your immune system lives. It's been overlooked in the general healthcare world, and here's why you should care about and for it.
You Can Eat Healthy Without Spending More!
One of the big myths we like to dispel is to talk about the real cost of foods. Most people believe that eating healthy is a lot more expensive than eating processed. The truth is, they cost about the same. Try this experiment and see for yourself!
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