Daily Archives: March 5, 2013

The Power Of Words

When the song WORN came out… it immediately spoke to me.

Life wouldn’t let up, and I didn’t know where to turn.  Medical doctors didn’t have answers – and I just kept getting sicker and sicker.

I had a good bawling session, {pretty much every time I heard it.}

I WAS worn.

The work it took to breathe sometimes – it was crushing.  Feeling crushed by the weight of the world – and the struggle of that crying out to feel like no one is hearing you.  It’s a nightmare.

If you knew you could get beyond where you are, it would make the fight seem doable.  Unfortunately, when you don’t know IF or when the situation is going to end on earth… it’s normal to feel weak with defeat.

I’m one who always said to just have a positive attitude, and put a smile on – even if you were literally dying inside.  Mind over matter always worked when it came to exercise… but for me – this health nightmare was different, my struggle was beyond that.  I couldn’t fake the fear I had of knowing something was wrong, but no one could tell me what.

But there are times, when God lets us struggle… and it can be SUCH an empty, helpless, and alone feeling when you don’t know where the other side is.  I compared it to a coma of sorts.  You hear what is going on around you – but no one knows you’re “in there” – but are trapped, and you need out.

If only someone would listen.

Now that I’m on the upside of the worst year of my life – I realize how much continuing to fake it and stay after it – is what allowed me to stay alive, and fight.  Staying in God’s word, continuing to move my body and having a good attitude is key.

My lowest point was in Nov. when my endocrinologist specialist was out of ideas, and told me I’d have to wait 2 more months for yet… another specialists to run more tests.

It was my God’s grace that He kept putting info and people in my path to help me, and I kept searching to keep the HOPE alive!  When we give up hope… it’s detrimental to our health.

My Hope led me to a nautropath – who was able to turn this train around… and it was exactly what I needed at a time I was ready to throw in the towel because I was tired.  I was worn.

Physical stress on our bodies makes us sick – but holding negative, emotional stress in, is also TOXIC to our immune system.

Inflammation is what causes cancer, and we all have cancer cells within our body.  It’s no surprise then that feeling “hopeless” and sick CAN in fact make you more susceptible to cancer taking over in your body, and letting your auto immune disease or sickness rule your body and life.

My mom always said when she had cancer, she received her chemo as a miracle – as an opportunity at life.  Three shots she would get weekly – in her arm, in her stomach, and in her leg.  These burning shots left welts the size of a baseball under her skin…  With every statistic against her, she survived her cancer, and a stem cell transplant 3 years ago.    God is good – and it’s another example of why staying positive is so important!

My Gerson Therapy book had some GREAT positive talk ideas if you are struggling.  It would be good to write these out to yourself – in the present tense – creating positive affirmation towards health!  Don’t be fake about it – but be positive!

– Every day in every way I am getting better, better, and better.

– I am healthy and beautiful/handsome.

– I am whole and complete in the Lord.

– I give thanks To God for my life of health and happiness.

– I am happy to be alive, and anticipate what the future brings!

– I love and appreciate myself just as God created me.

– I am conquering illness because the treatment is working.

If you are struggling with auto immune disease, or chronic illness – I highly recommend trying a revised Paleo diet for at least a month to see if it helps you.  At a minimum get gluten and dairy out of your diet.  You’d be amazed at what a SMALL amount of gluten can do to people with the HLA-genotype.  From GI issues to joint issues, to major neurologic issues.  If left untreated – it will continue to worsen and break your body down.  Don’t wait for that to happen.  Be proactive and do what you CAN do.  Eat to LIVE.

You are worth it.  God says so.

“He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

Proverbs 11:25

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