The Road to Better Health, and Curing Depression
How to begin…
How to begin down the road to better health; how to start can be overwhelming.
The road to better health can be a confusing one. There are so many factions out there trying to convince you their method, diet or, too often, drug is best.
First of all, in my personal experience, drugs (meaning anti-depressants), were not the answer, not the cure. For me, the cure was an accidental discovery which I am beginning to share now in the hope that it helps others back from their struggle too.
My journey from being depressed to curing depression, feeling “normal” and most days happy, was a result of supporting my husband in addressing his health concerns. Funny how sometimes when you try to help someone else, you help yourself.
My change has been so profound that, even though I am a very private person, I am committed to sharing my journey as my most profound desire in this world has always been to make a difference…to help. I truly believe this is my answer to this life wish, and so I share what happened to me.
The subject of curing depression and the entire journey cannot be addressed in this post, but there is room here to get you started down, what for me, has been a wonderful, life-changing path.
You need to be committed to eating better; eating clean. You’ll need to go through your pantry and refrigerator and toss lots of “food” that is not serving you; food that is making you sick, depressed, achy, overweight, etc.
You need to get and read three books to get you started. “The Blood Sugar Solution” by Dr. Mark Hyman, “Grain Brain” by Dr. David Perlmutter and “The Virgin Diet” by J J Virgin. These are wonderful reads packed with information from two doctors, which I am not, and will guide you as you go through the food purge of out with the bad, and in with the good. I urge you to grab them while it’s fresh in your mind.
Now, before you start talking yourself out of this by thinking you could never give up your Big Mac or your other favorite dishes that may be harming you, remember, you can always go back to your Big Mac. It will always be there for you if you choose it. But hold this thought in your mind for a few minutes. Close your eyes and imagine feeling so wonderful that you don’t want that Big Mac…that it’s suddenly easier than you would ever have believed to say “no” to it. Imagine yourself 20 pounds thinner and then realize you didn’t have to diet to lose the weight. This happened to me; it is my firm belief it can happen to you, too.
It’s important to remember that a life change such as this is not linear. It will have its challenges. Some people are stronger willed than others, too. If you falter and eat something that does not serve your mind and body well, be aware of how it makes you feel. Then forgive yourself and get back on the path to Thin Strong Healthy!
Make Major Improvements in Your Life!
Cheryl A Major