For a lot of people 2014 has been a very tough year. I know that for myself, it has probably been the most difficult and trying year I have ever experienced.
Illness,hospitals, job loss, unemployment, moving cities,more illness and loss.
I know that as difficult as it had been, I am so grateful to be able to look back at it and find the positives in it all. It is not always easy to do that. In fact while you are going through the traumas, it’s almost impossible to see why things have happened, or how you can see the positive in it, you are just trying to survive it and weather the storm.
Now I can look back and say this year I might have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, but it was also the year I discovered the Auto Immune Paleo Lifestyle and diet. That changed my life. Not only is it treating my MS, but also my other Auto Immune diseases, Celiac and Hashmitos and my Fibromyalgia. It is something that is treated my whole body. I can honestly say through all the ups and downs, and there have been plenty downs, I have had intense moments of knowing this is the healthiest I have ever been in my life.
There is still a long way to go, but at least I’m on the right bus.
I have also finally found a great Functional Medicine Practitioner, who is helping me to get to the bottom of so many unresolved issues. That is a huge positive that I am grateful for. The doctor is in Jo’burg, in the city I didn’t want to come to!
Also, although we had to leave our beloved Cape Town, my husband has a great job now, and is working for a fantastic company. We have the support of our family and friends here, which also really helps. I have also met with fellow AIP followers here. We might be a small group now, but I think this way of eating and living is the future of health and that as more and more people discover it, there will be an even larger community, especially here in South Africa. It has been great to interact with so many Facebook, Twitter and other followers on my blog who share this passion for health. I know that we all have had tough times, but I am grateful that we have met through this journey.
For anyone considering trying out the Paleo diet and the Auto Immune Protocol in 2015, I can’t recommend it highly enough! If you have any questions be sure to contact me for help.
I wish everyone all the best for a wonderful 2015! I think this year is going to be a major turning point on all levels for all people, so let’s celebrate!!