Hi! Remember when I told you I was going to take you on my spiritual adventure to save my broken Thyroid? I think i got my cart before the horse a bit.
Boy howdy was there a lot of education out there!! I did plan on following Isabella ‘s protocol 100%, but after I started, I realized that I actually know my body pretty well. It wasn’t a big crazy secret what was making me sick.
It was my gut! Did I need to read a bunch of books to know that my gut health was causing my adrenal failure? I think so. honestly, if I hadn’t started with the Thyroid secret I would still be living in ignorant, albeit sick, bliss.
Hashimotos protocol said eliminate all trigger foods and go on a highly restrictive diet free of gluten, dairy, nightshade, blah blah blah. It took me a month to realize elimination of dairy was the trick for my body. I always knew dairy didn’t 100% agree with me, but I had no clue that it caused so much infamation and pain, and stress on my body. I learned that I don’t have to go gluten free 100%, but I do have to watch my gluten intake. I can’t have it every meal. The night shades….what the heck is that?! Night shades are vegetables that grow in full sun, evening shade conditions…I think. Bell peppers and tomatoes are the first that come to my mind. These veggies (or fruits) don’t bother me; I still eat them.
I still take my L- Thyroxine every night before bed. Am I healed? Well, I’m better than I was, that’s for sure! I also helps that my little girl has decided to sleep through the night for the most part! Sleep is another key component in fixing stressed out adrenals.
From all of this, I’ve learned to slow down a bit and take care of myself. You should too! Life is so short. Don’t stress about every detail. When work is hard, take a nap at lunch instead of going on that walk, or doing a hundred errands. Take the time to listen to what your body needs. Trust me you will start to feel a little bit better.
I cannot wait till the next blog I share with you!!! I have some great ideas to help with getting your guts in line! Honestly people, the key to a healthy life is all in that tummy! Until next time, let me know what you do to take care of yourselves when life is stressful!