I’ve been a bit quiet recently and there are two reasons for that:
- I’m working on a new project and it’s taking a lot of thinking about and research
- I’ve been working on my own health
One of my favourite questions is ‘What would the best you look like?’ and I’ve realised that the best me would be more than a little healthier. This has been a focus for me for about a year now and I thought it might be useful to share one of the options that I’ve found to help me in this area.
As you’ll know, if you know about coaching, my work does not include me telling you what to do but it may include bringing possibilities to your attention. That’s what I want to do here.
Have you ever suspected that you might be having adverse reactions to particular foods? The chances are that you’ll have been told to cut these foods out of your diet completely for two weeks and then to reintroduce them gradually and see what you react to. I’ve been given this advice several times by different health practitioners including my GP. It’s really hard to do this in practice. Especially if you are needing to avoid several food groups. I was avoiding wheat/gluten and dairy.
As it turns out I wouldn’t have been avoiding enough!
I discovered this about a year ago when I finally booked myself in for a Wellness MOT at The Cottage Therapy Studio. I’d heard about this about a year earlier but had delayed booking as it seemed a little expensive when you already had NHS health care. How wrong I was. I now appreciate just how worthwhile that expenditure was.
In a single session that lasted a couple of hours Donna was able to provide me with a list of all my intolerances, both food and others. It was disconcertingly long! I’d have really struggled to discover this little lot by using the trial and error method.
First list of intolerances:
- Wheat/wheatgerm/wheat flour
- Egg white
- Grass Pollen
- Yeasts (bakers/brewers)
- Plaice fish
- Cassein/Casinates (milk protein)
- Cat hair/fur
- Dust mix
- Lactose (milk sugar)
I came away from that first meeting with a report that included measures for various aspects of my health (including the fact that my biological age was 56 at a time when I was 46). Not only did this report jolt me into realising that I needed to take action but it also gave me real measures other than weight.
Almost a year later having taken on board Donna’s advice (well most of the time!) I now have a biological age of 46 opposed to my real age of 47 and my intolerances list is much shorter. That has been from a mix of food group avoidance, supplements, drinking more water, taking more exercise and using Epsom salts. The changes have been small and relatively easy to introduce. It’s certainly worth it to see this as my current list:
- Grass Pollen
- Egg white
- Artificial sweeteners
My purpose for writing about the Wellness MOT today is to bring it to your attention as an option if you are looking to make health changes and to let you know that it in turn will provide you with further options.
To find out more contact Donna at The Cottage Therapy Studio on 01234 838880