I can’t remember the exact age at which I stopped eating red meat. My first year medical school gross anatomy lab put an end to chicken for me (am I the only one who saw the resemblance between cadavers and chickens?). In my 20’s and 30’s I ate a lot of grains, legumes, veggies, eggs, dairy….and sugar. Along with friends and family, I viewed my eating as healthy.
Turns out it wasn’t healthy and balanced for me at all. I carried extra weight. I was more tired than energized. My hormone cycles were out of sync and rocky. My imbalance didn’t stop me in my tracks until I wanted to have a baby and instead had miscarriages. I had to pause, step back, and see the big picture. I could live with extra weight, less energy and crazy cycles, but no baby? No way! My heart’s desire has always been children. I wanted a child of my own to love.
I adjusted my diet and no more miscarriages. Check.
Three children. Check.
I share my journey with you because diet is very important. There is no one right diet for everyone. I wish there was! That would make life so much easier. Eat this, not that. There. Done! Nutrition is best when tailored specifically to your needs. Think of it as a suit. Take the suit off the rack and put it on. It fits. It’s good. But when the suit is tailored specifically for you, it fits on a whole new level (mmm-hmmm). Same goes for food!
Check out the Top 3 Foods Stressing Health & Happiness (page 19) and How to Eat Bright, Brave and Beautifully Balanced. Not all carbs are created equal! (page 22).
I’d love to know…
How have you connected the dots between your dis-ease and your diet?
Or are you still struggling to figure out how the food you eat relates to your health?
POST A COMMENT and share your Soul.
You never know how you, your story, your words heal others.
Susan McCreadie, MD
Board Certified Pediatrician
Founding President of the 501(c)3 nonprofit getREALforkids.com