I have shared before that in my 30’s I was busy running 3 businesses and basically running myself into the ground with my crazy schedule. I was eating poorly, not sleeping well, and that along with the enormous amount of stress I was under was causing me some serious health issues.
There was one other event that happened during that time that is still hard for me to speak about even today. My father was scheduled for a heart valve replacement and it was a little scary but he was in pretty good shape for his age so I was not overly worried about. I thought it would just be one of those routine surgeries and he would be home soon.
Well, that is not the way it happened. He made it through the surgery just fine but for some mysterious reason his body started shutting down, kidney’s were failing, and he passed away 5 days after the surgery.
My life changed forever in that moment and it was the hardest thing I had ever had to deal with up to that point in my life. Looking back it really was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Most often it is not just one thing that puts our health into crisis, it is a combination of things that together add up to tip us over.
Maybe you have experienced that too where everything seems fine and then “all of a sudden” you are depressed, fatigued, foggy in the head, a hormonal mess, etc. It really is the lifetime accumulation of how you have been living your whole life and then one major stressor comes and over you go.
I knew if I went to a doctor to help me they would just put me on anti-depressants and I didn’t want to go that route. My body needed proper nutrition, sleep, exercise, and a big fat plan to get me stress under control.
For some years after my father passes we tried to figure out what the heck had went wrong. He always seemed pretty healthy despite taking a blood pressure and cholesterol medication. As I dived into fixing my own health I discovered that he most likely had a few things going against him that I wish I had known back then to help him be healthier. First, he was most likely deficient in vitamin D and vitamin K2. That would explain why he needed a heart valve replaced.
We also lived on a farm and he was a lifelong farmer. I loved growing up on a farm but there is no denying the huge amounts of chemicals and pesticides that he was working closely with to put on his crops. Today we have a much better idea of what these chemicals do and no doubt if he could have done some detoxification, he may have been stronger to deal with such a major surgery.
Since I also lived on that farm for 18 years, I also was exposed to some extent to the same chemicals. I have been doing various detoxifications for the past 15 years to help my body reduce the burden and improve my cellular function. It really was no wonder that I had so many food intolerances and hormonal issues. I was doing cleanses even before they were the “cool” thing to do. Back then the testing for these sorts of things didn’t exist, but now that has all changed. We can test or mineral deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity for really a pretty low cost to get an idea of where we are at in the spectrum of toxicity.
It is undeniable that we live in a world full of many toxins and chemicals. In fact most newborns are born with over 180 identifiable chemicals in their bodies at birth inherited from their mothers. We can deal with this issue when we take positive action to things like reducing our exposure, getting proper nutrients in our bodies, and making sure to detox and cleanse on a regular basis to make sure we do not get large build up of toxins. And if we are already experiencing a lot of serious health issues, I think you already now the answer. Get on a program to detox and nutrify your body back to health.
I have been working with clients to do just this for the past 7 years and studying it for many more than that. It is not difficult, it just takes a plan and taking action on the plan to start getting results.
Send me a PM if you would like to test for toxic metals in your body.
(And yes, I still miss him every day!)