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Call it a "Gut instinct."

Well, it's been nearly 7 months since I started this blog, and here I am only at my 2nd post?! Let's just say I haven't been twiddling my thumbs! We've had Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and a slew of Birthdays. I've lost weight through implementing a few small changes; I lost a total of 16 lbs from November to January. Along with my weight loss, in January also came a slew of health issues that hit me unexpectedly. I went from being diagnosed with poly cystic kidney disease, to fighting to keep my gallbladder against every bit of medical advice I was given (at the hospital,) all in the matter of a week. I continued to have pain for a good month following, which was finally traced back to my kidneys; my left one more specifically, which is said to be quite a bit larger than my right. I say all of that, to bring you up to today, when I begin my journey towards complete healing of my gut. I have heard it said that the gut (the bowel, the colon, whatever you choose to call it,) is the 2nd brain of our body. It has also been proven that 70-80% of our immune function is determined by our gut. As I seek to heal my gut, I believe I am going to experience healing in many other areas as well. I believe the same for Will. He and I are taking the same steps in our journey, walking hand in hand through this together:

Step 1. - Going through a 5-day bowel detox; our chosen detox: Dr. Schulze's: https://www.herbdoc.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=38&cid=38
Step 2. - We will be going on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet (GAPS) using the GAPS guide as our source of instruction: http://gapsdiet.com/
Step 3. - We'll have a better idea once we are finished with steps 1 &2


Why ask Why?

Looking back to my days as a child I can remember one word popping into my head a lot, "why." Why is a question in it's simplest form, and one that kids can't seem to ask enough, at least that is what I remember from my childhood. Now that I am a mom, I can't say any different as my kids are always quick to ask "why this," and "why that." Now, I don't know about you, but when I was a child "just because," was never an acceptable answer; I wanted an answer I could understand, one that would explain even if it didn't make sense in my young mind.
As an adult I find all too often that why is a word seldom used, as explanations are seldom sought; instead "why" is overlooked, leading to the acceptance of many things, that had "why" been asked, wouldn't be so.
Just as when I was a child, I still ask "why," A LOT! It is a habit I am glad I never outgrew, and I am equally happy it developed into a healthy habit, as opposed to a hindering one; especially as I walk through life as a Christian. I say that because there are times when "why" is asked and there is not an explanation to give, and that has to be OK.
In the areas I wish to focus in-on here though, those being nutrition and health, I encourage you to ask "why" when things are not settled in your heart, and even when they seem to be. Examine things and situations in your life, and challenge yourself to identify where you should have asked "why" and didn't; ask it now, as you might be surprised at how different your reaction is with the new found knowledge you obtain. I don't say that to encourage you to live in the past, only to help you better your future!
If you don't ask "why," I will :) So stick with me here as I seek answers to all of my "whys" in the areas of nutrition and overall health, and share with you answers I have already obtained! It is my hope you won't be disappointed!