It's funny, I have been struggling with some digestive problems lately – bloated, lower energy, indigestion at night that keeps me from getting a good night's sleep and all-in-all, just not feeling 100%
Now when you are trying to live your life with passion, on fire and take action everyday, you want your health to keep up – right?
So, I went to my favorite Naturopath – Tony Brunelle from Awakening Potentials and as usual, he hits me with the problem within 10-minutes – an allergy to Wheat and Gluten that is not likely permanent, but is a problem right now.
So, I joyously head out to my local health food store to uncover a diet plan free of wheat and Gluten – not so easy after all!
Positively, I am not someone who has to be 100% Gluten free, I have not been found to be a Celiac, but I certainly now understand the challenge they face.
Sure, you can get smarter about it, you can become an expert at combining non-wheat flours and come up with a pretty normal diet after a few weeks of learning from friends and health food stores.
I joked with my wife that I could lead a life living on red wine (beer is now on hold), chocolate and blueberries.
Then I opened up my health website this morning and saw this article about how the antioxidant properties in dark chocolate, blueberries and red wine can all combine to be pretty potent cancer fighters.
Great – except you also have to watch your sugar intake or you will be dealing with an overbalance of yeast in your digestive system.
The bottom line, everything in moderation and get yourself checked for allergies. I am still convinced that the secret to all of these pop-up allergies, system imbalances that lead to auto-immune diseases are largely based on reactions your body has to stress…so liberal amounts of stress management is also one of the best things you can do for your overall health.
One of the best blueprints I have found to follow exists within Attracting Greatness combining mind and body factors influencing overall health, happiness and productivity in your life…take a look.