In an attempt to improve my health and cure my ailments (as opposed to continuing to mask the symptoms and hope they go away), I have decide to embark on a journey to health my gut.
I can remember being constantly bloated back in elementary school – and for as long as I can remember… I’ve been constipated.
I am incorporating a vegan nutrition with some books and research to try to heal my brain and body from the inside.
I am not a Doctor, I am not licensed, I am not certified.
I looked into a couple holistic practitioners but my insurance does not cover that type of “health.”
When I decided to take control of my depression and anxiety more than a few years ago, I was prescribed medications like xanax and prozac. I do not want to go down that road again. I felt that the medication cured the symptoms – instead of the rollercoaster that was drowning in existence, I became robotic. I had no reaction – I was neither happy nor sad. I just existed. I don’t want to exist like that.
Now, I believe that food can be medicinal and can do far greater good (but also damage) than any prescribed medication.
Resources I have compiled:
- The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health
- Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect your Brain for Life
- Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It
- Happy Healthy Gut: The Plant-Based Diet Solution to Curing IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Disorders
Updated January 10: The first book I purchased, The Mind-Gut Connection introduces an Eastern medicine concept I wanted to delve more into.
Ayuverda was developed in India, and continues to be a stronghold in Eastern medicine. “Ayurveda is a science of lie” – Deepak Chopra.
Ayur = life
Veda = science or knowledge
Ayurveda is guided by two main principles
- The mind and body are inextricably connected, and
- nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind
Ayurveda combines the healing nature of herbs and food with meditation and other remedies such as sleep, being one with nature and exercise.
The Ayurvedic approach is about aligning with the infinite organizing power of nature rather than struggling or trying to force things to go your way.