Wholesome Bits

I occasionally write a blog post for SpaceCoast Living Magazine regarding health, nutrition, and also sharing some healthy recipes. My first blog post talks about how I started this whole journey to better health:

“Like most people, I used to think my eating habits were pretty good, but my so-called “healthy lifestyle” included products made with artificial flavors, colors, and sweeteners. I regularly ate foods that were fat-free, low-calorie, and had that coveted “all natural” label on the packaging. I also made the common mistake of reading the top portion of the nutrition facts label, but never reading the actual ingredients in a product.

About 10 years ago, I began to experience severe, chronic pain and inflammation. After many agonizing years, I was still unable to get any answers or relief despite the doctors I saw.

Frustrated, desperate, and exhausted from the pain, I had no choice but to continue to try and figure out what was wrong on my own. Deep down, I knew something in my life was causing these symptoms.

I began a habit of reading ingredient labels and learning about those ingredients. I learned these common products marketed as “healthy” and “all natural” were literally loaded with chemicals and fillers the body cannot use and can instead be causing harm.

It became clear to me that most of the chronic health issues people face today are caused by these ingredients, and most people have no idea. Many of our common ailments are both preventable and treatable with food. I know sometimes it feels as if we are a victim to our own body, when in fact, we are simply a victim to our dietary lifestyle and habits.

Eating healthy or unhealthy is a choice, but it isn’t easy. Some people want to eat better because they simply “want to.” Others are fighting for their lives and do not have that luxury. They MUST eat healthier, but are at the mercy of trusting a product’s packaging and misleading marketing.” Read more….

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