Getting Healthy: Small Changes Make a Big Difference

ekp-mcauley--4What does getting healthy mean to me? It means making small changes to feel a lot better. I know I can do the 21-day detox because what I have been doing has led me to this. I know my body reacts well to natural remedies and I know I like feeling and being healthier.

Here are some ways I’ve made changes:

  1. Take a high dose probiotic. According to my naturopathic doctor, Dr. Leah of Aurora Naturopathic, a healthy gut helps the entire body get and stay healthy. I started taking a high dose probiotic about a year ago to help with digestive issues and my anxiety.
  2. Stop eating bread. I am pretty sure gluten is not my friend especially when it comes to bread. Avoiding it has made me feel less bloated and tired after I eat.
  3. Cut back on dairy. A benefit of taking a high dose probiotic was having less sensitivity to dairy. Over the last few months I started drinking my lattes with dairy rather than almond milk. That was more than likely a contributing factor to my ovarian cyst. Dairy contains estrogen. Too much estrogen in the body can cause cysts. I cut back on dairy before the detox to help my body regulate hormones more efficiently.
  4. Tapered off caffeine. I never thought I would say good bye to coffee but it has happened. I don’t know if it will last forever but it will be for at least 21 days. Truth be told, I don’t really miss the coffee itself; I miss the ritual. I miss getting up and making the coffee or stopping to grab a cup of coffee. A few days coffee-free and I can see that I could do the same thing with green tea. And the tea is a healthier option.

I am not the kind of person who does well with big changes that happen over a short period of time. That’s why I’ve chosen to make small changes over a longer period of time to ensure success.

What changes are you making to be healthier? I would love to hear your story in the comments below!


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