I think I’m getting crabby as I get older. My patience level is not what it used to be. (Please tell me I’m not alone in this!!) But, seriously, if I see one more advertisement about how easy it is to heal your thyroid, I may just throw my computer out the window.
I’m going to tell you something you already know but may at times forget, EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNET IS NOT ALWAYS TRUE!!
Phew. Okay, I feel a bit better now.
I know how badly I want to feel better so I know how much you desire that too. It makes me just sick to see how people prey on that desire…whether it’s ‘eat this food’ ‘take this herb’ ‘follow these steps’ and you’ll miraculously have a healed gut, a perfectly functioning thyroid, the energy you had in your 20’s and will be about to do a 5k up a mountain tomorrow.
I’m not trying to be depressing because I know healing from autoimmune and chronic illness is possible, but I’m realistic and know it is not an over night fix. There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to healing. You didn’t get to where you are overnight so the fix will not be that fast either. (much to my dismay)
Don’t let those claims take away from the work you are doing! This isn’t easy. Giving up your favorite food? Yes, some people will tell you diet changes aren’t hard. That’s a bold face lie! Is it worth it, yes. But, don’t let someone tell you isn’t hard.
There are so many factors that you need to look at, but most importantly that we are not factory made robots. We are specially designed individuals that need more than a ‘just do this’. God made you the way you are and where you are is no surprise to Him. Don’t sell yourself short by trying to fall into a cookie cutter model of healing.
If you are trying something that everyone says works well for ‘this’ and you don’t feel well….don’t go for it! Listen to your body and what it needs. You know your body better than any expert ever will.
There is an amazing amount of information available online. I am very thankful for this…but it is a double edge sword. Look at the information and weigh what you know about yourself before you get your heart broken that this method of healing didn’t heal your condition.
I will fully admit to being discouraged lately. It seems it takes a lot of effort to ‘do the right’ thing and still not feel well. Or you see people who eat MSG laden food and yet seem to have no effects from it. It’s hard! I want to eat the crap food too. Then I see just how ‘easy’ it is to heal and I want to lose it.
I plan on scaling back from the blog and the internet of the next month as I focus on a few things….one of them is to get my head back in the game of healing for myself. Part of that need is to stay away from Google a bit. 😉
I know this post is a bit ranty but if I’m feeling this way, I know others are as well.
Don’t fall into the trap and lose heart. You can do this, you can heal.
Tell me, what are your healing goals for yourself this summer?