I’m fascinated by recent studies proving that changing the microbiome can improve both of the above. Absolutely fascinated. I started this journey more than 12 years ago. I had an autistic neighbor and his kick-ass mom to thank. That was my first introduction not to food allergens but to gut dysbiosis. When she started manipulating her sons diet and took out peanut butter even though it’s a traditional kids staple and he had no allergen to it it absolutely shocked my other neighbor and I.
Ever patient with me even though I don’t think she particularly liked me; she explained that he seemed to be improving and tried to explain it in words that at the time simply didn’t exist and weren’t in the common vernacular and I of course knowing how mother’s think and how much it was about trying to make him “better”; I simply couldn’t fault her really. Even though I didn’t understand it then at all.
All the way full circle to now. What a whirlwind of a time it has been.
Brad and I are taking a few days sabbatical. Lol
I barely remember why we even argued last night. I just remember him raging and me being scared. It brought me back to my childhood and cowering in fear of being beaten, of harsh arguments and traumatic memories. I couldn’t self soothe enough and I ended up with severe liver pain. Stupid barometer. Ugghhhh. It’s a blessing. I know it’s a blessing. I have this organism that starts to hurt if I am too stressed, have forgotten to eat or drink for too long, consume too much alcohol or other toxins.
This is my body saying “hey chic, do something for us”. It’s my bodies way of communicating with me. I should feel lucky. As long as this works like this and I stop and pay attention and do what is needed I can reset myself. Back to 0, neutral, homeostasis, whatever you want to call it.
I told Brad he could come to mow my lawn Wednesday and take me to breakfast. I’m so sweet. 😝
Wishing you a blessed Sunday. I have 3 clients and I’ve missed my kids, my house, my routine. My own little tiny oasis.
But I have to remember, wherever I go, there I am. Lol
Enjoy your day. 🌈🥰💖🙏🏽🙂😉