I wanted to wish you the Healthiest and Most Prosperous Year!
I personally and professionally know how important health is. I know how we tend to disregard the little signs and how hard it can hit us when we are completely loose the connection between the mind and the body.
This new year, I am committing to some things and cutting off some others, that no longer serve me.Last year, we overspent our precious time on social media and fears of the future, instead of doing small actionable steps toward better health and better mindset. And frankly, there were all the reasons for this behavior.
But 2020 is over, so I am starting new and fresh, no resolutions at all. I notice that when I make resolutions (side note I’m a free and creative person by nature), all kind of resolutions feel restricting to me. But if it works for you, awesome.
What I choose to do instead is being more in tune with my body and listen to it to achieve my health goals (and of course doing functional medicine along the way). If the day did not go according to my original plan, there is always tomorrow, but that does not have to mean you slack off all the time. Also, there are times when you feel where you can’t afford to slack off, like if it feels like I could go in a flare, I get VERY strict and very good. Trust the process and trust yourself.
My commitments for health and personal growth this year:I commit to less social media, more self-love, less screen time, and more family time and back to more learning and education. It is not a New Year’s resolution; it is more of a fluid commitment for me. Few years ago, I started giving a word for the upcoming year and this year my word is “SELF-LOVE”. For years I thought it was selfish to think this way, but more than ever I realize that it is crucial for healing the body and healing your digestive system. Self-love starts when we observe our actions, words, and thoughts with compassion as if we were our best friend. Be your own best friend! Especially when it hurts, when you want to get angry with your body, that is the time, more than ever, to be your own best friend.Share with me what your word for the year is.
Great digestive health is not always about the right kind of medicine, the right kind of a supplement, even the right kid of food. It is an amazing balance between mind at peace, right kind of nutrition and of course understanding your body as much as possible.
Over the years, I have done so many different tests that the information and those experiments will not fit into a book. Some of those diagnostics made sense, but some really did not. For example, if you find out something about your genetics that we have no control over or no treatment for yet, why would it make sense to test it.What I would rather do instead is do my best for my gut microbiome so it can run the process in my gut to almost perfect.
The science of epigenetics has shown us the beauty of our system and the power and control we truly have over our genetics. We used to think that genetics rule our health and our future but now we know that we can prevent or control illnesses when learning more about our predispositions.
Genetics is not a sentence; it is more knowledge and power to do something about your health. For example, if you happen to have parents with diabetes and you have a genetic predisposition to get it at certain age, you have a choice to say the heck with it and eat whatever and do whatever because you will get it anyway or your other option could be eating clean, monitoring stress levels, monitoring blood sugar and keeping blood sugar stable. The second choice will surely prevent or delay the onset or severity of the illness. You still have the power and you still have the control, if you choose to take it.
If you are on the same page with me, let us do this year right. Let 2021 be a wonderful year and you be as resilient as possible.
Come on the Healthy and Happy 2021 ride with me! I would be constantly on top of the newest and greatest research of gut health, IBD and hormone health!
I’m starting a Free 7 Day Gut Microbiome Challenge on my Instagram on Jan 10th. Please, follow me there @digestivereset or click HERE.
I wish you great health!
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