Today I may have just reverted to my shaved head, punker boot, pissed off, 19 year old self for just a wee moment. It has been a long time since I have been this upset and disheartened... and not with anyone else but sadly, with myself. If you have known me in the past few years, you know that I mostly talk about positivity, finding happiness and being grateful. And well, this part of my life I love and well, I love all of the other parts of me as well mostly because I know there is only One of me and no "parts" so I love the shitty bits of my life too! Ha! OK, enough of that, seriously though, today it really hit me just how much of a run around ... a merry-go-round I have been on and even though I have come through some crazy stuff, this one really threw me for another loop! The worst and best part about this new news is that when something this big comes along I know the gift is going to be just as great... after breaking through severe panic attacks and phobias just over a year ago - that I had for about 5 years and the incredible journey it has taken me on, I now know to embrace new challenges with an open heart and mind. Here is what I posted to my facebook wall last night...
So that's it! This has opened my eyes yet again. The gift? Well, I have learned already that about 50-70% of all people have this *H. Pylori bacteria and I am now seeing that it can be related to many other, quite serious, diseases and GUESS WHAT, it's also linked to ANXIETY and Anemia! Helloooo! And is linked to PMS which has been nearly unbearable the past 6 to 12 months with wild mood swings. Well then I have to ask, have I had this little bugger this whole time and has it been a trigger? So, I feel really good about first starting with This guy Dave's suggestions after watching his video on youtube (see below), so I went to his website and read his E-book (first 3 chapters) and this seems like a legit way to roll. I already have eliminated many foods and since I have been a holistic nutritionist for almost 20 years now, most of the foods I haven't eaten in many, many years anyways, so this may be ok to do and I am actually excited to get started on a new way of life, as I said, yet again. AND, whenever I learn something like this, that could be affecting many people and now working through it myself, OBVIOUSLY I want to teach what I learn forward. I consider myself to be pretty self-aware and know my body, so if this can slip by me, then well, who knows how many folks out there have this and don't know it!
One more thing - I wrote this blog post entitled "Journey to 40" and in it I created some calls to action and it seemed within days of writing that I could hardly get out of bed ... and I was then kind of beating myself up a bit thinking that I must be nuts to think I could be in shape again ... and that I was feeling so lazy and bloated yet was confused because I live a very healthy lifestyle (no drinkie, no smokeee, practise cleansing, take loads of bio-available nutrition...) so you can only imagine how fired up I am YET AGAIN to get through this, just like I always do!!!
If you have landed here because you too have been told you have H. Pylori FOR GOODNESS SAKES DON'T BUY THE ANTIBIOTICS YET!!!! I wrote this blog for you so do yourself a favour and watch this video first and visit Dave's website
http://www.h-pylori-symptoms.com and watch / listen to the testimonials! Please share your comments and what has worked or not worked for you. I want to know!
I will continue to post on what works and doesn't work for me. I am starting with Dave's recommendation first though, that is for sure. You can find it HERE
Love you with all my guts, bugs and all, Tammra
*Helicobacter pylori (/ˌhɛlɪkɵˈbæktər paɪˈlɔəraɪ/; H. pylori), previously named Campylobacter pyloridis, is a Gram-negative,microaerophilic bacterium found in the stomach. It was identified in 1982 by Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, who found that it was present in patients with chronic gastritis and gastric ulcers, conditions that were not previously believed to have a microbial cause. It is also linked to the development of duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer. However, over 80 percent of individuals infected with the bacterium are asymptomatic and it has been postulated that it may play an important role in the natural stomach ecology.
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Hi I'm Tammra
I live in Squamish, BC, Canada and I am uber passionate about holistic well-being, music, art and being playful. Want to know more about me- read my story here.