To end the week on a fun note and to help me get to know all of you a bit better, I have put out a poll that asks the question, “When did you first realize that the official party line on health was at best mistaken and at worst a total scam?”
There are various answers you can choose from – please see the poll box on the right side of the blog home page. Please take the opportunity to vote on what your personal wake up call was if you can; seeing where everyone is on this health journey really helps me figure out at what level of detail I should write posts and what the topic content should cover.
As a side note to voting for healthy living. Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate that is FOR Raw Milk.
Hi Sarah, I am guessing that this post was done near the beginning of your blog. Would it be possible to repost it and see if more people respond, especially following the milk cure?
I second a re-poll! I find it very interesting to learn about how others came to realize the difference between politically-correct healthy living and truly living healthily! Thanks!
oh and a side note. my regular doc informed me that I should just get pregnant even though I was having panick attacks and other things everyday and was always stressed… and now I am still dealing with some issues, feel TONS better and I am HAPPY to be 20 weeks pregnant with our 2nd baby!!!!!! 🙂
I am learning little by little. honestly I didn’t really know (or care) until I ended up in ER at age 23 not knowing what was wrong with me and went to doctor after doctor who told me it was all in my head. they wanted me on antidepressants and told me to go “live life”. the only reason I fought back was because I KNEW that I never had depression/heart/stomach issues before and I was soooo panicky all the time after that night and just not me. I remember crying in my room and telling my husband “this isn’t me! this isn’t me!!!”
well after $6000 in medical bills and the docs telling me I was making it up I went to my friend who is a massage therapist and she said “I think you have Candida” she started showing me how to eat right and cleanse my body and after 2YEARS of feeling horrible it took a total of 15 days for me to feel like a new person. and so now I travel this road and want to learn all I can to share with my friends and family… and I want to hit those docs over the head for wasting 2 years of my life where I felt like I couldn’t even connect with my husband or son (who is now 3 1/2). It was fun to tell the doc that found out I had a severe case of gerd that I took nothing he prescribed me but drank lemon water, did yoga and ate healthy and it cleared up on its own. He was NOT happy. 🙂 🙂 I thank God everyday for my friend and for her bringing me the truth about how to change your health!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Hooray Becki! Isn’t it such a revelation when you “get it”? I look back at my lowfat years and wonder how in the world I could have been so incredibly dumb? All those carbs fogging my brain I guess.
I’ve always thought I was into healthy food. Whole grains, lowfat milk, etc. I am a nurse. There isn’t a single nursing instructor or book that will tell you that butter and whole milk are ‘good’. My Aunt’s father in law suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, and I was doing a little research for her (when you are a nurse, everyone seems to come to you for advice. I am an OB nurse by the way, with absolutely no experience taking care of dementia patients, etc). So I found an obscure little report on the health benefits of coconut oil, and everything really started clicking into place with me. I will be completely honest, that I am a newbie, and it can be very overwhelming. I plan on finding loopholes (haha). In other words, inventing real food recipes for the crap foods I have come to love over the years. Easier said than done, but I am willing to try! Thanks for all the great info!
My mom was into feeding us the best way she knew how – she was a home economist! However, she had us drinking soy protein shakes with breakfast and also roasted soy nuts. We never had potato chips or store bought cookies. Back then, they thought soy was good. So I've been around it all my life.
Great idea Sarah!
I've always **thought** I was into health and been for much of my life quite out of the norm. For me, the nt/wap stuff became completely real when after about 6 months the digestive problems I have suffered from ALL MY LIFE and was told was "incurable" because of genetic condition completely cleared up and have "normal" (not to be graphic) bodily function for the first time in my life. Not to mention better skin, more muscle tone and more energy. I did the organic thing and always avoided meat/fat because I was told I could not digest it and stuck to chicken and fish. I literally used to pay for days when I enjoyed roast beef, steak etc which I love and crave. Who would have thought that eliminating all vegetable oils, anything processed (though I always used to eat organic and not often)that contains msg/alias and soy/alias and soaking grains would change my life?