I wanna tell you the story of D. I'll keep her name private because D could be you or me or anyone else but she also happens to be someone I adore and appreciate. D and I talked at length on a very bad day when she felt shitty and down and felt like her body was not hers anymore - almost disconnected. She was in constant pain, uncomfortable and feeling down. I felt for D because D was me in the winter of 2017. As she told me how she felt all I could do is nod and agree. She mentioned she had some health issues and her doctor was ready to put her on Cholesterol medication. She wasn't thrilled about it and asked her doctor for just a few more months. I'm not a doctor, I couldn't tell D anything other than what has worked for me and share my recipes with her. I told her that all I did was eat real food. That day, D made the decision that she was going to change things. She'd sent me a picture of her grocery cart with all the basics she had purchased, she got rid of all the processed stuff and eliminated gluten and most dairy started making some of my recipes and incorporated nutrient dense foods in her diet. The first week was challenging. Her body was detoxing and naturally craving the things it was used to but after that point, suddenly things started to shift for her. She started cooking more, she started sharing what she was learning with her family, she saw a difference in the way her body felt. When I saw D after she'd been eating this way for about a month, she reported her cholesterol numbers were drastically better and her doctor couldn't believe it.
What's my point with this story? I'm certainly not telling you to kick your statins to the curb but what I am proposing is that you consider just how powerful food can be and how much it can help or hurt you. Being able to have made a direct impact on D's life is mind blowing, humbling and reminds me every day why I started blogging. #foodblogger #healthylifestyle #healthyrecipes #foodie