So many of us have a fear reaction to the word “change” and every year at this time we decide we are going to concur positive changes by making resolutions we don’t stick to for longer than a week or two.
A number of years ago I gave up making resolutions each January for this very reason. Instead, I do resolve to tackle areas of life that need improvement and this year is no different.
I have been on a health journey for well over a decade and over this time so much has changed. I started by following all sorts of information I found in books, media, magazines and the like. Nowadays there is so much information available to us but a good amount of that information just does not work!
Why? Because how you came to have your symptom is not how I came to have my symptom… and what helps aid in the reduction of those symptoms will be different for each of us.
In my case, I suffered with Allergies. Through Nutrition Response Testing I discovered I actually had multiple food sensitivities. As I removed those foods from my diet my allergies began to improve. About 9 months later I was able to add back in some of those sensitive foods and found that there were a few I could add back in in small amounts and a couple of others that were an absolute No, or my allergies would flair up again.
Now, I no longer suffer from chronic allergies. I have no need for antihistamines, decongestants, or to carry a box of tissues with me everywhere I go. I also don’t have rebound headaches that were due to the regular use of those medications. I am so grateful I resolved to get to the bottom of this health concern as well as many others.
I made the choice to commit and play full out by changing what I was choosing to eat and making the changes recommended to me. I allowed myself to wait long enough for the inflammatory response to resolve and then determine which foods were good for me, which foods I could eat sometimes, and those I needed to remove from my diet to keep my health optimum. If I do experience an allergy symptom, I know it was something I ate, drank, or it was environmental, and I can make necessary corrections much earlier.
Now that the holidays are over, most of us are ready to feel better again and want to make healthier choices and I am no different! This year I have embraced the need to improve my detoxification pathways and started the Standard Process Detox Balance Challenge that began on January 6th.
I have historically been very sensitive to detox products and I found that I would detoxify too fast for my own body to keep up. I began the challenge doing the recommended program but have tweaked it, so the detoxification process is not as intense. For those clients I work with that are doing The Detox Balance Program or The 21-Day Purification Program, I approach each case in the same way. If you are able to handle your detoxification process the first few days as recommended, please continue. If you find you are detoxifying too quickly meaning you are having lots of symptoms, we dial back the program and work up to what is tolerated best by your body.
I share my story with you to bring light to the fact that the work I do with my nutrition clients is centered around understanding your background history then testing your body through Nutrition Response Testing and making recommendations that will support you in being successful. All you need to do is to decide, Is NOW the time you want to be well? If you are ready and willing to do what it takes to improve your health, you will succeed! Call me to schedule your first visit and let’s begin. 585.383.8833
Here’s to your health!
Michele Law, INHC