Many of us already had health challenges to navigate and now we have to contend with CoVid too.
This blog is titled Step By Step and that’s how I see us regaining health and vitality in an ever changing world. Rather than try to change a lot of things about your life and health, take steps one at a time.
Over the past two years, I’ve also had to make changes to counter a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis as well as having Osteoarthritis from the wear and tear in my joints.
The Rheumatoid was a bit of a shock. You can imagine, a Naturopath of over 30 years, living a pretty healthy life, getting such a serious health problem. My GP thinks it was caused by stress and it’s possible. A very stressful house move may have been the catalyst.
Rheumatoid flares are very painful and cause a lot of damage to joints and bones. The medications can be effective but also have serious side effects. There was a lot of incentive for me to get a handle on this condition.
I worked out that certain foods triggered my flairs and I was able to isolate which ones over the course of about a year. When I am strict with my diet, follow general health principles and stress is not a big issue, I am flare free. Inflammatory markers are low and I feel pretty good.
I’ve got to this point by working step by step. I am not on any medication and for the past two months, not even a Panadol. Naturopathy is working with the individual. What works for a condition for one person may not work for another. We need to take into account your genetic make up, environment, lifestyle and so much more to work out the steps that will work for you. Naturopaths take the time to work this out, while you complete your healing journey step by step and we’ll be with you.