My Health Journey
Updated: Feb 9, 2019
How Clean Eating and Bowen Helped Heal my Body
My health journey began almost 16 years ago. I began to learn about healthy eating from a friend at church and I was intrigued by what she was telling me, especially regarding how organic foods were so much better for the body. Back then, they were difficult to find in the grocery store and were very expensive. Needless to say, it took many years to make the transformation from conventional food to now eating organic food about 95% of the time.
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Eating a wide variety of fruits and veggies is a difficult task for many people to do, including my family. Thankfully, a friend shared an easy way for my family to accomplish this task a little over 14 years ago. I was grateful because I had no idea that soon after, I would come to find out I had an autoimmune disease, called ITP. I have learned over the years that when your body has health challenges, you actually need even more fruits and veggies to help combat the disease. I decided after trying conventional doctors in the beginning to take a more alternative and holistic route and start seeing ND (naturopathic doctors). I did get my ITP under control through diet and a vitamin D supplement.
Years later, I ended up having to stop massaging because my muscles just weren't working properly and I had no idea why. My chiropractor recommended his ND, instead of the one I was currently seeing and after listening to his story with her, I wanted to give her a try. She discovered I had heavy metal toxicity via a hair analysis. The hair analysis showed why my muscles weren't working properly. My magnesium, calcium, potassium, and sodium levels were very low and indicated that my body was not absorbing these minerals to help my muscles function properly. She then introduced me to a technique that I just started to become interested in as a massage therapist called Bowen Technique. This technique greatly reduced my back pain that I had been struggling with for many years. Thankfully, by doing regular bowen sessions, my back has not gone out since the beginning of 2014! It used to go out at least once or twice a year.
Looking back, I'm so thankful that I took my health into my own hands and found ways to help my body heal itself to the best of its ability. How have you taken control of your health? If you haven't taken control of your health, are you ready to take control of your health?