The beginning of July I started my journey toward health after dealing with my joint pain (as well as my asthma) and it has been very challenging so far.
When I finally decided to make the choice to use food as medicine instead of going the conventional medicine route I knew it would be a challenge. Even though we were already eating better, it is a huge change. I underestimated how hard it would be.
At first I started down the Autoimmune Protocol road, but the more I read the more I felt I needed to go down a different road. The Paddison Program was specifically created for inflammatory arthritis so I thought that would be a better choice. It goes further by eliminating most grains, all meats and oils.
Then it was my birthday. I turned 50. I took a day off from the diet and celebrated the milestone. Shot a hole in all the progress I had made. So I ended up started over. This time hubby decided that he wanted to support me in this and go on the diet along with me. (I love that man!!!)
Right now I’m on the pretty strict part of the diet that is designed to cleanse and heal the gut. Once this part is over I’ll start reintroducing things into my diet to see how I react to them. This will tell me what things are effecting me negatively and what things I have no problems with.
I have no idea how things will end up, but I am determined to see this through to avoid medication if possible. It’s worked for others so it can be done. It’s a tough journey and kind of isolating, but with hubby and son supporting me I’m already winning.