In this post, I want to share with you the five factors that I believe have significantly contributed to my self-healing process. These are just my own opinions based on my personal experiences. Also, I am still in the process of healing and recovering, not completely symptom-free at the time of posting this. However, over the past month and a half I have experienced more progress that I had previously experienced in several months.
I believe following 5 “game-changers” have resulted in less swelling and great mobility. I am able to stand up with ease and walk almost normal again! I still can’t make a fist with my left hand and my shoulders are still very stiff.
I became aware that I was in a poor mental state and how my stress had a large part to play in my condition. I looked back to when I started coming down with my symptoms and realized I was under a lot of stress and feeling depressed and hopeless. These negative emotions had a large contribution to my health, causing my body to break down.
Studies show that our thoughts and emotions are directly correlated to our health. Currently I am working on being very mindful of my emotional state, trying to remain in a positive, high vibration state. I’m trying to remain calm, peaceful, and happy. In other words, free of anger and stress.
Whole 30 Diet
I decided to eat a whole foods diet following the Whole 30 rules; no processed foods, sugar, grains, or dairy mainly. Previously I was consuming a lot of grain: oatmeal every morning for breakfast and brown rice for lunch. For me personally, cutting out ALL grain seemed to help.
My diet consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with a small portion of meat daily.
While I was taking supplements before, I was neglecting to take certain powerful supplements that are outlined in The Arthritis Step-By-Step Strategy. Here are the supplements I have added into my daily routine that I feel are helping:
- High-Quality Wild Salmon Oil
- Vitamin D
- Garlic + Ginger Combo
- Systemic Enzymes
I also drink organic tea daily, alternating between green tea, turmeric & ginger tea, and echinacea immune support tea.
I decided to try a daily exercise routine to help regain mobility in my shoulders, so I purchased a pair of very light wrist weights. The pair I have cost under $10 at Walmart.com and is just 1 pound (see here). Every day I slip these on my wrists (which can be slightly painful at times when my hands are swollen) do punches and curls and all sorts of arm movements.
I also try to use the elliptical for at least 5 to 10 minutes and get a short walk in if I feel like it. I would like to walk daily, but sometimes I just don’t have the motivation to go outdoors, especially if the weather isn’t great.
Finding My WHY
The past year I was feeling pretty hopeless and trapped in my situation. Sometimes I wanted to give up and accept my health issues as just “how it’s going to be from now on”. Recently I decided to create a mental image of what I wanted my future to look like and I try to keep that image in my mind as much as possible. This is my WHY. Without a hope of a brighter future, I feel like I cannot heal because I have no reason to.
What About You?
What lifestyle changes have you made that you believe are the biggest game-changers in your self-healing process? Please share them below!
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