I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, Ulcerative Colitis many years ago and It has changed my life completely. Ulcerative Colitis is one of many autoimmune diseases people are being diagnosed with these days which affect the body with chronic pain and fatigue. I went from being this strong energetic person to someone who at times, barely wants to get out of bed. Besides battling inflammation and pain in my joints, there was also the fight against chronic fatigue. Simple things like cooking and washing the dishes were difficult tasks for me to accomplish. If you know anything about fatigue, then you know that life can begin to pile up and things just don’t get done anymore. I’ve had many hospital visits and have seen many doctors over the years. I have concluded that there was nothing they could do to truly help me in the long run.
So, I had to learn how to help myself.
I learned over time that probiotics, vitamins and nutrients were very beneficial for my healing process. When I started using things like superfood powders and a combination of vitamin/mineral supplements as a form of medicine, I experienced better results than any of the medicines I was prescribed. I can do more after taking these supplements because I have more mobility and energy. Also, there is no major issue of pain if I take them consistently.
I have discovered that it is important for me to choose supplements that are of good quality. Good quality for me would be a whole food vitamin and mineral supplement that is easily absorbed by the body. I also look for vitamins that have higher dosages than that of the average store bought synthetic vitamins. I favor, the It’s Vital Complete Multi-Vitamin Pack which is a plant based whole-food supplement that also comes with a premium mineral blend of over 74 trace minerals and triple strength Omega-3.
Making some adjustments to my lifestyle is also critical for my healing process. Drastically reducing the amount of processed foods that go into my body, exercise, making sure I stay hydrated and getting plenty of rest make a huge difference in how I feel. It most certainly has been a journey and a roller coaster ride all at the same time with mostly good days. The biggest lessons I have learned is that consistency yields the best results and I am responsible for my own healing, not the doctors. It is up to me to educate myself on what I need to be the best me that I can be in this life and I urge others to do so as well.