Our bodies are, in fact, an incredible machine that requires the right amount of energy to operate at its best. For optimal health, we need to consume a high-quality diet and exercise at the same time, but that can be a challenge for most people. When we eat poorly, we may gain weight and feel sluggish, but it is the lack of exercise that can cause our bodies to become less functional.
For the majority of us, it’s about eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep. But there are other people who are more prone to health problems, including those with autoimmune diseases or mental health issues like depression. These people may find that they suffer from pain because they are trying to eat and exercise too hard, but it’s usually not as noticeable as when they have a chronic illness.
In fact, this is the most common reason I hear for a person with chronic health conditions having to stop exercising or losing weight. It’s hard to tell if it’s their diet that’s causing the problem, or if it’s something else. Like this guy who told me he has pain in his lower back so bad it’s painful to walk, but that he’s exercised so much the pain was not very noticeable.
Most chronic diseases are thought to be caused by a combination of genetics, lifestyle, diet, and stress. This makes it easier to think, “Oh, I did eat too many carbs,” but it’s also a lot more complicated than that. When you have a chronic illness, it’s almost impossible to tell if you’re doing it right, because it can have many different causes.
I was diagnosed with cancer in my late forties and early fifties and had chemotherapy. I had to give up my job, move into a nursing home, and for what felt like a lifetime I tried to get better on my own. But when I got to that point, I started to question my treatment. I realized that I wasn’t being treated for my illness, I was just being treated for my lifestyle.
By the time I was diagnosed, I had already experienced a lot of pain and suffering. I had lost my family, my job, and my freedom. I had also been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition that was just never going away. So why was I still so sick? My doctor said I was so sick I needed to get off my meds. A few weeks later, I was on my own.
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely not going to deny the fact that something in my gut told me my body needed to heal. It was a scary, yet exhilarating time. I felt like I was finally a person again, and I didn’t want to go back to being a zombie. After just a few weeks of starting back to life, I had felt better than I’d ever felt before.
I shouldnt be saying this and you shouldnt be reading this, but I would love it if you wrote about this. I would love it if you wrote and talked about the experience of healing yourself and how it changed your life. People who claim they are having health issues are generally just trying to cope. They are not experiencing actual health issues. You should understand this.
I’m aware that a lot of people are reading this now. I’m also aware that this is a terrible thing to say but I am not the only one who feels this way. I just want to let you know that if you feel this way… please don’t quit on your diet, stop cutting out all the junk food, stop eating all the crap, and just keep going with the process until you feel better.
You might be thinking, “Wow. I am the same person I was just a week ago. I’ve got a new diet, I’ve cut out all the junk food, I’ve cut out all the crap, I’ve cut out all the cheese. What’s the big deal?”. Well… that’s a lot easier said than done. First of all, there is no such thing as cutting out junk food.