Like many people, I spent years clueless as to how unhealthy I was. I thought it was normal to continually have issues. As a child, I had stomach aches, headaches, and I every year I contracted strep throat (for which I always received an antibiotic, of course). My health issues progressed from there. I developed allergies, then asthma and eczema. My stomach issues progressed. My doctor tested me for everything and found nothing conclusive. They just added another label to my rap sheet; IBS.
It was around this point that I returned to God and dedicated my life to him. I interject this point here because, though my health didn’t improve, I believe this was the beginning of learning what was wrong with me. God started me down the path to healing. It all begins with God.
Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgement. -Proverbs 9:10
God led me first to my church home where I enrolled in a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University course. I followed Dave’s instructions and applied for life insurance. The blood test revealed that I was diabetic. This was the final straw.
I knew a traditional doctor would put me on some medication and my health would continue the steady decline. I prayed and, through a Bible study and conversations with some women, I was led to a Naturopath who started me on the road to wellness.
Within months I had reversed my diabetes and my stomach issues abated. Now, four years later, I can’t believe I wasted so much of my life so unwell. I’ve learned so much. I’ve been through ups and downs. I’ve gone down wrong paths but God has always brought me back on track.
Now I’m more aware of the people around me. I’m surrounded with people who are like I was, sick. Some aren’t even aware. Some are but have no idea how to change…or if it’s even possible.
This is why I’m starting this blog. I long to share what I’ve learned and help people navigate the never-ending sea of health and wellness. I hope to educate and encourage without overwhelming by sharing insights and resources that helped me in my journey.
Are you ready to start your health journey? Start here!