I haven’t written many blog posts since December, and there’s a reason for that, other than the chill that’s been in the air. Let me explain.
For the handful of you who have followed my blog from the very beginning over a year ago, you know that my original focus was on clean eating, for our bodies and the planet. To me, that means eating real food, as minimally processed as possible. To minimize exposure to toxins, we have to limit the food additives we take in, as well as the allergens that we may be sensitive to.
These days, we are all exposed to so many different toxins from a wide variety of sources. In order to filter them out and dispose of them properly, we need to eat real food that our digestive system actually recognizes! If you spent an hour reading ingredient labels at a typical grocery store, you’d notice how few of them are recognizable. Chances are, if your MIND doesn’t recognize an ingredient, your GUT won’t either.
Did you know that your digestive system houses over 70% of your immune system, and contains more nerve cells than your spine does? Some researchers even refer to it as our second brain. The food we eat fuels our every cell, thought, and action! Every bite we eat brings us closer to health or sickness. So, we should take our food choices very seriously.
Digestive health truly is the foundation of overall health and wellness. I dove deeply into this area for four years and became fascinated by cutting edge research that’s not yet being shared in many universities, or in many certification programs for doctors, or even nutritionists! When I combined that knowledge with my experience with food label reading and food allergies and sensitivities, and I’m a pretty well rounded source of information for people who are struggling with a variety of health concerns. Even so, narrowing my focus to digestive health seemed like a good idea.
Well, the more I shared food allergen free recipes and digestive health tips last year, the more I realized how many bloggers thought they were digestive health experts just because they’d read one diet book, and how many people were creating recipes for gluten and grain free diets. Even though I felt like the information I was giving was very unique, my overall message seemed to have been drowned out by a chorus of other voices, some of which seemed to be much louder than mine.
I promised myself that instead of spending so much time behind the computer (which isn’t a healthy habit, and conflicts with my overall message), I would reach out and educate people locally. More face-to-face interaction was what was needed.
And so now, while I will still talk about digestive health as the foundation of all wellness, it is the importance of diet and lifestyle detox, making informed choices, and how and why we need to clean up our food supply, that I will speak about most. It is information that many busy people are resistant to; but when they realize how transformative it can really be to eat simple, real foods, it will change their lives.
That’s why I need to get out there – in my local area – in a big way. I’ve almost completed a course in creating corporate wellness programs, so I will not only be working with families at home, but families in the workplace as well. I must go where the message most needs to be heard. And as you know, it’s not all about food.
So, please bear with me as I find my way back toward a regular blog posting schedule, while tweaking my site and message a bit. My focus will always be on improving digestive health, and providing resources for food sensitive eaters, even though they may no longer stand out as the areas I focus upon first and foremost.
A future goal of mine is to create online programs, and teleseminars, to support detoxifying diet and lifestyle. So, if you downloaded my free report, Detox your Diet in 3 Simple Steps, and felt that some more user-friendly, basic information was needed to support your efforts, it is on my to do list! And as always, if there are ever any questions, concerns, or suggestions, I encourage you to share them with me by replying to this email.
Would you be interested in bringing a health and wellness program to your worksite? I will be sharing more information about future programs shortly. Until then…
Eat well. Live well. Feel your best!
Wishing you peace, joy, and sunshine,