Correlation Isn’t Causation
I hear it over and over again, the defenses of people who declare you’re blaming this or that for something to do with why someone is sick.
Whether it’s our food system, or our medical system, or genetics, or the environmental toxins or vaccines…
The blame shift goes on.
Believe me. I get it.
I don’t think there was “ONE” thing that caused the domino effect in my own illness. No way. It’s not that simple.
It was the perfect storm, and the exact chain of events.
I can track inflammation back to when I was 26 months old and had my tonsils removed… I can track gut problems back to grade school, and IBS back to High School. Irregular periods? Breast cysts? Chronic infections… the genetics and gut health I passed on to our kids…
I could go on and on, but you know what I’m saying. You’ve heard it before.
Is GLUTEN the source of all evil?
Of course not.
It just happens to be a major player in inflammation in the gut because it’s not digestible.
Are vaccines to blame for things like autism?
Alone? No… but their toxin load are super dangerous to many who can’t detox those chemicals. They land in the fat cells of the brain, and in the gut.
Do pesticides and GMOs cause gut issues?
By themselves? No. Contributor? Definitely.
So what DOES make someone sick?
Don’t think for one minute I haven’t back tracks into my past and thought…
What if amalgams weren’t used in my mouth?
What if my hormones had been balanced in high school?
What if I didn’t eat so horribly in college? Or over use antibiotics?
What if SIBO was an issue since high school… and maybe that contributed to celiac disease?
What if when I was pregnant with my first, they would have realized the rash on my stomach was due to celiac disease…
How would my life be different today?
BUT… what GOOD does that do exactly?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
You know what DOES do good? Counting just how God has followed me each step of the way, and THEN counting my what ifs…
What if I hadn’t gone through a year of specialists and testing, to make me look somewhere else for answers…
What if they had just diagnosed me with MS and put me on their 5 year round of shots…
What if I had been diagnosed with cancer – and just taken the chemo, because I didn’t know any differently…
What if any of those things had happened to my kids… and I didn’t know how to help them??
It’s definitely a better perspective, to know that God is in control of all things…. That it all happens with a purpose. HIS purpose in mind.
You know, when people say to me, “Correlation is not causation”… I think to myself – you’re right… it’s not. I’ve never meant that. However, it’s just ONE more piece to the puzzle.
As I’ve worked (over a year now) to detox, and rebalance my body, my hormones, my life… I realize the layers that make up “us” and how each contributes to life, or death. How each one is either helping us live healthy for Him, or carelessly bogging down our system to a state of disease.
I’m happy to report on day… (12?) of my elimination diet… things are going REALLY well. I had a good blood sugar this morning (I’ve been drinking bone broth before bed), I’ve lost almost all of the weight I was retaining after the whoops moment I had with supplements a month ago, and I’m feeling very hopeful after talking with my doctor last week.
Maybe it’s the time change, maybe it’s the warmer weather on the forecast, but I’m really JOYFUL that this spring is so hope-filled. Your prayers and notes of encouragement have been priceless to me. Thank you. I’m so grateful to have the true meaning of the word “FRIEND” in all of you. Thanks be to God and His Spirit which guides me each day.
“No one has ever seen God; if we love one another,
God abides in us and His love is perfected in us.
By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us,
because He has given us of His Spirit.”
(1 John 4:12, 13)
Posted on March 9, 2014, in Auto Immune Disease, Auto Immune Protocol (AIP), Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity and tagged auto immune disease protocol diet, celiac disease, Elimination diet, food system, gluten intolerance, large family Paleo, MS, vaccines. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.