I recently watched a video of Dr Rangan Chatterjee being interviewed by Tom Bilyeu, where he spoke about the “Threshold Effect”
“The connected system that is in the human body can deal with multiple insults in various places—up to a point. And then the system begins to break down. The point at which it breaks down is our own unique personal threshold. When talking to patients, I liken it to juggling. Most of us can juggle two balls, even three or four. But when we throw that fifth one in, all the balls get dropped. We get sick. That sickness might manifest itself as a skin complaint or a blood-sugar problem or a mood disorder or difficulty sleeping. These complaints are signals that things—usually more than one—are going wrong elsewhere in the body. My approach prioritises the cause over the symptoms.”
I used to think that I got a stomach bug and just never fully recovered and that’s how my IBS started, or I went through a traumatic relationship breakdown, and that’s how my Anxiety began, but I can see now that those events were just the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Unbeknownst to me, my body had been dealing with multiple insults, and those were just the events that tipped me over, they were not the root cause.
I believe it works the other way around too, I didn’t get sick overnight and therefore I am not going to heal overnight. It took multiple insults and years to become chronically ill, and therefore it will take many positive steps and a couple of years to heal.
Following up from my first post about my health, my gut is slowly healing, and my symptoms are starting to disappear.
My doctor said that I have healed from my yeast allergy, and my blood sugar levels are looking good.
Healing Naturally from Anxiety
Since I have been working with new doctors, following the Autoimmune Protocol diet and a more natural Paleo lifestyle, my mental health has been amazing.
A few years ago, I suffered from frightening Anxiety attacks that would completely overwhelm me, and the stress would make me so physically ill that I couldn’t leave my house.
Recently, I have found myself in a few situations which would have usually triggered an Anxiety attack, and while I was slightly uncomfortable I experienced no Anxiety!
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I was sitting there with baited breath, waiting for the huge surge of adrenaline, stomach cramps, heart palpitations and chest tightening (otherwise known as an Anxiety attack) and astonishingly nothing happened.
I was poised and ready to fight back with my anti-anxiety breathing technique, but all was calm & well.
It was then I realised that I had been suffering from Anxiety for so long that it had become the norm for me. This whole happy and healthy thing is strange and new. New & exciting! 😊
I am starting to develop more trust in myself and my body, which makes me feel more confident and calm.
My brain fog has also cleared up, and I wake up in the morning feeling healed, refreshed and grateful.
Healing Naturally from Hair Loss
I have been trying to grow my hair long for the last couple of decades with not much luck. When I was sick my locks were thin, dry and fragile. I had thin balding spots and my hair wouldn’t grow much past my shoulders.
Since my gut has been healing my hair has become so healthy, strong & shiny and it’s finally growing long!
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I have been trying to grow my hair for the last couple of decades with not much luck – it was thin, patchy in some areas, dry & very week. Since my gut has slowly started to heal my hair has improved too 🧜♀️ Not only does it look healthy & shiny but its fuller, stronger & longer too 😀 The other day it was in a low pony lying down the front of my body and Leo thought it would be a good idea to grab onto it like a rope to jump Rapunzel style off the change table 🙊 Thanks @oscarandivyhairco for working your magic 💇♀️
My boys health has improved a lot too. Their eczema and most of their other skin issues have cleared up – no more regular antibiotics and steroid cream for them!
We still have a long list of food allergies and some healing to do, but we are making progress and, as Tony Robbins says, progress = happiness.
I want to thank you for your feedback and for sharing your stories with me.
I love getting messages from people telling me that they have made one of my recipes and their family loved it.
I have shed a few happy tears when people have let me know that my story has helped them find the root cause of their illness, or their children’s illness.
“Shame corrodes the part of us that believes we are capable of change. Shame cannot survive being spoken. It cannot tolerate having words wrapped around it.” Brene Brown
I used to be so ashamed of my illnesses that I kept them hidden for years. I was terrified that someone was going to find out and judge me for it.
Ironically it was only once I started sharing my story that I started healing.
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell
Thank you for following our health journey, until we speak again I wish you good health and happiness.