I’ve had food allergies and intolerances most of my life. I was never formally diagnosed until my 19th birthday, but I had all the symptoms.
Runny or stuffy nose, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, skin issues (mainly psoriasis), and more. I have suffered from migraines, bouts of chronic fatigue, feeling so horrible I could barely get myself out of bed in the morning.
I even suffered from depression, severe anxiety, panic attacks, and was suicidal when I was in my teens.
For most of my life, I had to eat something right away after waking, otherwise my stomach would get upset and I would throw up. I remember years of being nauseous every minute of every day.
At the worst point, I was allergic to so many things and I was developing new intolerances every day it felt like. Everything I ate was making me sick.
I felt so sick and horrible most of my life that how awesome my health is now is absolutely incredible.
I tried medications, I tried alternative diets, I tried elimination diets, I tried so many things. Nothing worked.
Finally, I quit my job that I hated and started working towards my dreams. That’s what shifted things for me.
My stomach started to calm down. My anxiety lessened. My stress levels decreased. The more I worked on myself, the more I healed myself.
It’s funny how people think starting a business is simply a plug and play operation. It’s not. It’s a lifelong therapy session and if you aren’t ready to dig deep and conquer your demons, you will not succeed in business.
My big turning point was when I told my parents I needed a break from my relationship with them. They were very unhappy, even angry, but I needed to learn how to be me away from them. They were still trying to squish me in their box of what they thought was acceptable, and the stronger I resisted, the more they pushed back.
Until I finally broke. I couldn’t do it anymore. I couldn’t be the emotional lifeline for them anymore. I couldn’t not stand up for myself anymore.
Everyone around me tried to convince me it was a bad idea, that I should just forgive them and give them another chance. I knew I needed the space to heal, to release my anger at them for not allowing me to just be me. I needed to learn who I was + what I wanted out of my life without them forcing their opinions on me.
A few weeks after I severed my relationship with them, I was at a coffee shop and I ordered a soy tea latte, since I was allergic to dairy. I usually watched the baristas like a hawk since I had gotten sick many times from them using dairy instead of soy. But this time, I got distracted and didn’t pay attention.
I walked out to my car and finally took a sip. I could instantly tell it was dairy, but not because my throat was closing up (my usual reaction). I could tell by the taste. I was surprised that my body wasn’t immediately reacting to the milk. I took it back in and got a soy latte, but I was curious to test my limits.
In the next month or so, I tried cheese, ice cream, and whipped cream, all with no reaction. Before, if I had any dairy at all, I’d have to stick really close to a toilet for most of the day. Now, I could have dairy just fine.
Everyone around me was in shock. I was in shock. But then I remembered I had Louise Hay’s Heal Your Body book. In it, she explains that allergies are simply a result of denying your own power. I had denied my own power for most of my life and let my parents control me. But when I finally took my life back, my allergies went away.
In the almost year since then, I have healed myself from severe PMS symptoms (I would be on the couch for days with cramps + bloating, now I barely notice them), my psoriasis is healing, my energy levels are much higher and I no longer suffer from any intolerances or allergies.
And it all started with healing my mind first. You see, our bodies simply reflect what’s going on in our minds. If there is stress and unease in your mind, you will find ailments in your body.
Ailments are simply warning signs that are meant to say, “pay attention!” so we can then make changes in our mood, in our thoughts or in our habits. But over time we get so used to ignoring them that they become a part of our daily lives. We rely on medications that simply cover them up, only to have them resurface later on.
We are addicted to distractions, from TV screens to drugs, because we aren’t paying attention to the signs and then listening to them.
We can heal ourselves. I’m proof of that. So many others are proof of it too. It all starts with paying attention to what your body is telling you.
Note: None of the opinions expressed herein should be confused with medical advice. Consult your physician, get appropriate treatment, and use EFT as an aid to your healing journey. No part of this video is intended as a substitute for medical advice, or to diagnose or treat any particular individual.