it’s seems my story has exploded just a little and hit the national news.
It was online in the Sun & Daily Mail yesterday and actually in print in the Daily Mail today.
So grab your copy. It’s on page 7.
If this doesn’t go to show that this disease is serious and needs not only acceptance but funding, research & education around it, then I really don’t know what other proof is needed.
We don’t share our stories to scare people or to simply get in the paper. We do it to protect and save lives from this hell. We wouldn’t wish it upon anyone and our hearts are in the right places when we speak up about our health.
My story, is just one of millions of untold and often invisible cases.
We get silenced and dismissed. We lose all confidence and confidence in ourselves to have the courage to stand up and speak up.
Over time, I’ve faced so many judgements and the pain I face everyday has made me grow a thicker skin towards it all. Yes, harsh words always hurt but we have to understand that people often simply lack understanding and education. It’s not against us as people. We have to believe that one day they will understand and take notice. Believe me.. in the end they will remember your story and refer back to it. They will be the ones to feel silly and carry guilt for judging you because even though that brushed your story off, it may have helped them in some way.
That is why we speak up!
We, must. We are in the drivers seat. We fight everyday for change so that generations after us will have to experience this hell.
I thought leaving the country would be difficult for me. I was losing time I could be educating parents before schools broke. I worried that my two week break could mean that people may not get the awareness and prevention needed to protect themselves. I haven’t been able to switch off. I am glad, I have managed to keep working whilst being away as for now at least I still feel like I’m doing my job.
Thank you all for your love and on-going support. You all warm my hearts everyday. If we keep finding the courage and keep fighting we will achieve change and we can definitely take the credit for the lives we protect and save along our own journeys.
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.