We have to walk it like we talk it...
When I first started on my healing journey I read a lot of books about the thyroid and “protocols” for what I needed to do to heal. I found that I could only read so many books and listen to so many podcasts before I had to just sit down and figure out what worked for me. I wasn’t going to get better just by reading books and other people’s success stories and wishing it would happen to me...
We are all bioindividuals - what works for one person may not work for someone else, and that’s okay. But, we have to start somewhere and figure out what works for us. The good news is that typically autoimmune conditions stem from causes of similar roots. 🦋
I initially skimmed over a lot of information in those books because I didn’t believe that certain things “applied to me”. Epstein Barr Virus? No... I never had mono. H pylori? Hah! No way that could be me! I thought that simply changing a few things in my diet and ditching birth control pills would put me into remission. It didn’t.
So I dug deeper... EBV testing came up positive. Stool sample? Positive for h pylori. I had others with my same condition tell me that they were related and I didn’t believe them until I was able to prove it to myself. Why? Because I believed doctors that told me it had nothing to do with it. Now, I know better. Those that have walked this path before me and talked about that path really did know what they were saying. I listen now. I also tap into my own capability as a healer for myself. 🦋
I have been able to prove so many of my “theories” as facts in my own health. Also, I have found that living and experiencing my own advice allows me to help deliver it with credibility and more importantly, compassion. I’ve been there. I’m living it too. And I’m going to keep walking it like I’m talking it.
That all being said, I’m still reading books and listening to podcasts and tapping into other resources. I’m still learning and will be for the rest of my life...