I’ve been completely overwhelmed with health information lately. Maybe you’re feeling the same way. One doctor/report says to eat flax seed, the other says to stay away from it at all costs. One doctor says it’s so healthy to eat soy but the other doctor says no. The same thing is true from my friends: one friend says she stays away from soy, the other says she eats it every day. The peer-reviewed studies I’ve been reading are a mixed bag and my head is spinning.
What I’ve decided is with my complicated health history and my age, I’m tired of trying to figure out how to fix me. I am exhausted from worrying about what is right and what is wrong. I’m full of anxiety wondering if I’m doing it right or I’m going to end up with cancer soon. What I’m going to do to relieve the anxiety and stress is I am going to let someone else take the wheel and drive for a while, someone who has expertise in how the systems in the body works. I can’t imagine not reading any more health blogs or articles, but I’m going to stop implementing everything on myself. No more supplements, no more shakes, no more temporary, 10-Day eating plans that can’t be continued for the rest of my life.
I found Barbara Solomon on Dr. Ben Lynch’s site; she is someone who has experience with the MTHFR genetic mutation which is something I’ve tested positive for. Already after a brief phone conversation, I feel better because Barbara told me I don’t have the severe version of the mutation. When she discovered I take Sam-e, she immediately asked me how it made me feel. I replied that it helped me sleep for the first time in my life. Purely by accident, I found Sam-e many years ago and I’ve had very few issues with insomnia since then. Barbara was shocked that it didn’t make me feel like The Incredible Hulk with the raging anger episodes. She noted that something else must be lurking in my labs to answer the question of why Sam-e helps me. I cannot wait to figure out the puzzle that is me.
I’m going to follow everything Barbara (a certified functional health practitioner) tells me to do and I will do it with near perfection. Why? Because I’ve done things my way without success and now I need to follow someone with actual knowledge. My degree is in communications, not any health-related field.
Although I’m somewhat nervous about what my labs will show, I’m also excited to feel better. Follow me on my journey to better physical and mental health.