Hey Better Lifers! As you guys probably know by now the Bulletproof Diet has been a huge part of my health transformation. To read the whole long journey of my health woes the post is here. But in short I was sick, like all the time. I was missing work almost a week a month for a year (talk about stress). I saw Doctors I didn’t know existed and even an Infectious Disease specialist (talk about a really uncomfortable waiting room, just wondering if someone in there has ebola).
I know now that my poor body was pretty stressed from my lifestyle, work as a lawyer, but it was also stressed by food allergies I didn’t know I had. So when any little thing popped up my body couldn’t fight back. I am pretty sure what really threw me off the cliff was a nine month treatment for an exposure to Tuberculosis. I had tested negative my whole life, with lifeguarding as a summer job we were tested regularly. I knew there had been a few TB concerns in courts I worked in, but I was really surprised when I had a positive test in 2013. By positive I mean blisters up and down my arm that were super painful. I knew it was a bad reaction when my doctor asked if she could take a picture of it because she had never seen a reaction that bad. But the Nine months on antibiotics just destroyed my already fragile system.
What I have learned is that your immune system starts with your gut bacteria (you can check out way more about that here and here) and antibiotics destroy your gut bacteria. So things got really bad. When I went out of work on Disability in August 2014 it made me start searching for another way to fix my health. After a year traditional medicine just kept prescribing antibiotics….and I was never healthy. When I wasn’t ‘sick’, I was still tired, agitated and uncomfortable in my own body.
A friend and co-worker, to whom I am forever grateful, suggested allergy testing. Once I discovered how much I was allergic to (26 FOODS!) I knew that food was going to be a large component to fixing my health. So after some googling I came across the Bulletproof Executive blog by Dave Aspery. This man’s story spoke to my heart because it was my story too. So I decided to start by trying Bulletproof Coffee, then I read the book, then I became an avid listener to the podcasts and started reading Dave’s blog.
Through that I learned so much about why my system was broken that I found a functional medicine doctor who helped get me back on track. By the time I got there I had full adrenal burn out (it was bad). But within a moth of a supplement and diet protocol I began to feel like me again. I had more energy, I wasn’t a total bitch all the time and my body didn’t hurt. It was heaven and I had hope. I was feeling great and ready to return to work when I herniated my back in September 2015. Since then my journey has been related to my back but my health has been rock solid.
The most exciting thing about eating Bulletproof is that it is a spectrum (get a free copy of the roadmap from Bulletproof). So you choose the foods best for your body, and your biology. You making conscious choices about eating. It’s a program that evolves and isn’t rigid. The most liberating part for me is that it freed me from food (particularly sugar) cravings. I am not starving at 10am and distracted until I can eat again. I am not dying for sugar before or after meals, or at 3pm. Now I choose what to eat based on how I feel. Sometimes those are ‘red’ zone foods, but I have chosen them and enjoy them, I don’t feel compelled. While I am writing this I have been through 2 back surgeries in a year and over 5 years of health issues. My weight is down 30 pounds, with the only exercise I can do being gentle walking and small muscle group physical therapy exercise. Nothing that breaks a sweat, no lifting weights, and I feel great. The Diet is the key, and the coffee kicks that off.
This is why I joined the Bulletproof Coach Training program, so I can hep others find their way back to health, and balance. When you aren’t craving foods you don’t want to eat, when you aren’t exhausted and pissed off you can really start to enjoy your life and the people in it. So I have also decided to become a Bulletproof Affiliate so I can share more of what has worked for me with you. So if you are looking for weight loss, increased focus and energy or becoming more resilient to everyday challenges I am here. So I will be sharing the things I use and love and how I do it because everyone deserves to feel amazing. You deserve your Better Life, and it is waiting!!!
As always if you have questions about Bulletproof or Coach Training, or want help on your own journey contact me. I am hear to help.
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