You know it’s not good for you. You know you should shut the door and walk away.
And really, you know you should have never bought it in the first place. But it’s there.
In all its shiny, packaged glory. Bright, attractive letters describing the scrumptious flavors of what’s inside.
Your hesitance is only building up anticipation of your desire for it.
So, you give in and you eat it.
And what about that gym membership you signed up for?
Summer hit, so you figured you would rather exercise outside. But you haven’t.
You wake up too tired. You have too much to do.
There is work, social events, activity groups you belong to and people you feel you must meet up with.
With all of this, making healthy changes and living a balanced healthy life seems like something only Instagram or Facebook influencers can achieve. But that’s not true.
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Did you do something to cause your illness? What are you not doing to cure it?
These are questions that loom over your head if you suffer from chronic disease. They can be the real or perceived questions from those around you or are ones you personally battle with daily. As if dealing with the physical symptoms were not enough, the emotional experiences attached to chronic disease can be an overwhelming and limiting factor in your healing journey.
If you have a chronic disease, you may experience more social, interactional and existential problems than those with acute illnesses, because your illness persists. Serious illness can pose challenges to your daily lifestyle, prior beliefs, moral judgements, ethical dilemmas, identity and your ways of understanding yourself.
For example, if you are diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), every day presents a challenge. SIBO occurs when bacteria that normally grow in other parts of your gut, start growing in your small...
Have you ever stood in the vitamin and supplements aisle at the store and felt overwhelmed? The wall of bottles and their labels all boast health-promoting benefits. As your eyes glazed over all the options, you started to wonder if you even needed them, as you may eat a healthy, well-rounded whole foods diet. On top of that, conflicting information you’ve read in articles or posts online made it impossible to feel like you could make the right choices.
Scientific evidence confirms that some dietary supplements are beneficial for your overall health and for managing some health conditions. They are not drugs and, as such, are not intended to treat, diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or cure diseases. They are intended to supplement your diet to support your biochemistry and metabolism. You can think of supplements as the oil that greases the wheel of your metabolism.
Why do you need supplements?
If you are dealing with chronic disease or health issues, vitamins and supplements are...