Your Body Talks
Updated: Jul 20
Most people go through life feeling fine, but not great and don't even realize it. They don't really have any food issues like run to the bathroom as soon as they ea,t so don't even think about the other things food that doesn't work for them may be causing.
How do I know?
I was one of those people. I ate food that tasted good and didn't really pay attention to how I felt after or if what I was feeling was related. My body signals were muted because I was in a constant low level state of inflammation.
Once, I cleaned everything up and got healthy, I quickly realized the difference between just humming along and feeling great! Feeling great inside and out is awesome!
The more I cleaned things up and removed things that bothered my body out, the louder the response to them when I tried put them back in especially with certain foods.
I am severely reactive to corn and some spices like smoked flavor. Some of my symptoms include violent migraines, skin rashes, cystic acne, and achy joints to the point of bringing me to tears.
I recently made my Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Pizza and reached for a BBQ sauce in my fridge I don't usually use but my family does. I didn't even think to double check the label and poured it all over my beautiful crust. It came out delicious and I didn't think anything of it.
Until about an hour later. AN HOUR!
Within an hour of eating it, my joints were on fire. Places that normally don't ache were aching in pain. And it came on suddenly like a violent headache from msg (monosodium glutamate) or corn, but in my joints.
That is not a body signal I would have had if I had been slowly just hovering over inflammation every day. It would have instead probably been there for weeks, and months, and years, at a low dull ache.
The more you clean up and out what your body doesn't need, the louder it talks when you introduce something that doesn't agree with it. It may be a certain food, but also could be too much stress, or the wrong kind of movement for your body. Regardless of the trigger, they can cause the same physiological responses.
Your body talks, you just have to teach yourself how to listen.