While "puffy" is OK if you are a Puffer Fish, it's not so good for you as a human. Inflammatory disease is on the rise and those of us in the holistic community keep screaming into the wind that the diseases associated with chronic inflammatory response are preventable, manageable and reversible...depending on your situation NOW! It is never too late for us to make a decision to get healthy(er).
Inflammatory disease is at an epidemic level in our country. Autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Chron's, lupus, multiple sclerosis are rising dramatically. These diseases and more like them "currently afflict an estimated 24 million Americans, almost twice the number of people with cancer. Even more startling than the increase is the sex difference. Nearly 80% of those affected are women."
These chronic diseases not only lead to debilitating illness, but are often times misdiagnosed over and over, leading to precious time lost in treatment and healing potential. It's not all in your head... It's probably all in your digestive tract... and these diseases are in the "Top 10" causes of death in U.S. women under the age of 65.
Why aren't we hearing everyone talking about this, especially since early diagnosis is crucial??
"On average patients report that it takes more than 3 1/2 years and nearly 5 doctor's for them to receive a correct diagnosis" this, according to a survey by the American Autoimmune and Related Diseases Association (AARDA) who also found that "7 out of 10 family physicians say they believe they didn't receive adequate training in diagnosing and treating autoimmune disease." Please partner that need to speak to a doctor with your need to speak with a Certified Holistic Health Counselor... we've been studying the effect of whole food therapy and it's impact on inflammatory disease pretty much since the beginning of time...
One of the first things I'm going to consider when you talk about that exhaustion, or your achy brain fog...is that you are having an inflammatory response to something...it's not the last thing I'm going to think about...
Contact me and let's talk!
My name is Sally Buchanan and I am a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. I received my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and consider myself a food activist. (My 18 year old son calls me a "Veggiterriorist") My goal is to change the world one healthy choice at a time.