Today is Groundhog Day!
The question of the day is whether or not the ground hog will see his shadow, dictating that there will be 6 more weeks of winter or that we can expect and early spring. How in the world did they ever settle on Feb. 2nd as the day groundhogs should wake up from their long winter’s nap. Could it naturally happen on that day, I think not and do those projections hold up to be true? Who knows! And does it matter, we know spring will come….eventually.
For some people Groundhog Day like the movie is reliving the same day over, and over, and over again. Hmmm, that certainly feels something like what we have been living for the past couple of years. Sometimes I go to bed thinking that I will wake up the next day and it will all be a dream, only to learn that it isn’t, it is my real life.
As a person with food sensitivities, I think back to when I thought I had it all figured out, so why explore further. I wished I could go to bed and the next morning all my symptoms would be gone. Yet the symptoms continued. Like the groundhog I would just go back to my sleepy routine and try to forget it wasn’t happening, thinking that it couldn’t get better and I just had to live with it.
This year of all years I stumbled on this great graphic 'Feb. 2nd was the day to WAKE UP!'
That is right, wake up and come to the wide awake realization that your life does not need to be defined by your symptoms. Just because you have not had success solving your puzzle and everywhere you have sought help, didn’t really help or make a difference, don’t accept it. It is time to wake up and keep seeking a solution. No matter how many professionals you see, or how many new ideas you try a solution is out there.
I’ll say it again: Your life does not have to be defined by your symptoms!
The one thing that made the biggest difference in my journey to health was being open to having an IgG test to learn what foods my body was reacting to and causing inflammation. Now there are many people out there who will say those tests are a waste of money they don’t identify anything real. I can tell you, the people who say those things have not had an experience like mine.
Having an IgG test done changed my life!
I went from being a person who never knew when diarrhea was going to hit, to a person who no longer has gut issues. After eliminating all the foods I was sensitive to for a period of time and allowing my body to heal, I gradually added back in my choice of foods. What I learned is that there are still foods that I must avoid, but today by following my personal plan I am healthier, sleep better and feel better than I ever have before in my life.
The nay sayers have not had an experience like I have lived through and come out the other side to enjoy health, happiness and wellbeing.
So today I say, WAKE UP! Your life does not have to be defined by your symptoms or anyone else's opinions! Be open to the possibilities.
Don’t be a ground hog and just go back into your burrow until it happens again. You have the ability to change your future. Keep seeking, questioning, hoping and searching for your own solution and know that research has proven that 65% of all IBS diagnosis have been found to be caused by underlying food sensitivities.
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The Food Sensitivity Coach
I am passionate about exploring the world with a view to food allergies and sensitivities. I look forward to sharing with you what I find, from books, blogs and websites to recipes, hacks, inspirations and opinions, join me in a journey to live your best life.