I often find that the one thing that is holding most people back from healing their leaky gut is that they are not willing to make the necessary changes to their lifestyle for the healing to take place. In reality, this is nothing more than a mental obstacle that you yourself must learn to circumvent.
If you are your own worst enemy, then you will struggle to heal anything that ails you. But if you are willing to rise above yourself then you will find that there is no ailment that you cannot overcome.
When healing leaky gut, you have to understand up front that for most of you, it was your lifestyle that that resulted in your leaky gut syndrome to begin with. I am not saying that you have to completely change your life but most people have a lot of room for improvement.
Even by beginning with the small steps such as slowly removing the problem foods from your diet is a good step in the right direction. The goal is to keep the momentum going as these subtle changes get easier and easier. But never lose sight of the goal because many small changes can up to something much bigger.
For those who struggle with change, I would like stimulate your thinking on this subject by sharing with you some sayings from Albert Einstein who, at least for me, had a way with words.
“You cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.” – Albert Einstein
Think about it for a minute. In a nutshell, Einstein is saying that in order to solve any problem that you have created, you must alter your state of mind and make a conscious effort to change your thoughts in order to solve it.
This is very important for a couple of reasons. Most importantly, you must realize that nobody but you are responsible for your leaky gut syndrome. In fact, we are all responsible for everything in our lives, good and bad, because we create our own reality.
Taking the first step and assuming responsibility for your life and your leaky gut is one of the most powerful things you can do. This is because once you make this connection you will see that you can heal leaky gut just as easily as you created it.
Another reason that this quote is so important is because your mind controls your actions so if you want to change your actions, you have to start with your mind first.
Our minds are programmed to work efficiently. For example, the first time you threw a ball it probably felt very awkward. But after many repetitions the feeling becomes natural because the brain encodes this motor pattern into your nervous system.
This is exactly what happens with your lifestyle as well. You become accustomed to the way you eat, sleep, think, etc. This is all programmed into you and you have learned to live very efficiently this way. So naturally if you try to change these patterns it feels difficult and uncomfortable. But over time they become your new patterns and everything becomes easy once again. It is only a matter of consistency, effort, and time.
“Insanity is repeating same behavior and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
Here is another quote we can all learn a lot from. This is simply saying that if you are not getting the results you want then you have to change what you are doing and try a different angle.
There are many examples of this but one of the most common is with weight loss. People always want to lose weight and many will continue the same diet for months or years waiting for results that never happen.
The key here is that if you are not getting results then try something new. When you do get results then make the most out of what is working. Anything else is utter insanity.
The point that Einstein has helped me make is that if you truly want to cure leaky gut then you must make the necessary changes in your lifestyle to promote the healing process. Most people though like the idea of healing much more than the act of healing. But if you are able to overcome your own mental roadblocks then you will be amazed at how much impact a little change to your lifestyle can have on your health.
Karen Brimeyer is a nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner, and health consultant. She has helped over a hundred personal clients heal their leaky gut, digestive problems, lose weight, and resolve their chronic symptoms and conditions.
She is the owner of Optimal Self-Healing in Tampa Bay Florida, a private nutrition and health consultation business and author of the Leaky Gut Cure program.
Karen has worked with a wide variety of populations from new moms to athletes overcome their health problems and achieve optimal health.
Karen found her passion for nutrition as a teenager. While striving to achieve optimal health by following the widely accepted diet and nutrition tips of the media and conventional medicine, she found her own health declining rapidly with the development leaky gut which led to digestive problems and chronic fatigue.
Unwilling to accept her situation, she set out to determine the truth about health which led her through her own research as well as studying and working with some of the best holistic doctors and holistic practitioners in the fields of nutrition, functional medicine, and life coaching.
She has since applied her knowledge with herself to overcome her own leaky gut and achieve an unprecedented level of health and wellbeing. Her happy and healthy pregnancy and now two-year old son, TJ, are a testament to the health she has achieved.
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