I am strong believer that almost all disease begins in the gut.
Poor bacterial flora and digestion are at the heart of serious health problems. Digestive problems wreak havoc in the entire body, leading to allergies, arthritis, autoimmune disease, rashes, acne, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, autism, dementia, cancer, and more. It is absolutely central to our health. It is connected to EVERYTHING that happens in our body. Intestinal health could be defined as the optimal digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food. More than 500 species of bacteria in our gut which form a HUGE chemical factory that help us digest our food, regulate hormones, excrete toxins, and produce vitamins and other healing compounds that keep our gut and our body healthy.
My journey began when I discovered I had been putting everything before my health, including work, and burned myself out. I was working as a catering manager for one of the top catering/event companies in Slovakia. We were delivering top service/reception for people of VIP status and celebrities. After working long and stressful hours I began to develop excruciating pains in my knees. The pain was much worse at night, this robbed me of much needed sleep and as a result I would wake up feeling exhausted. Shortly after this, I discovered a painful boils on my body. The surgeon claimed that he never seen such a thing in his life. He was very concerned and sent me to immunologist specialist, where my blood results came back fine.
I began to take expensive supplements and creams which all promised brilliant results. I went to several doctors, they couldn’t find a reason why such a young man had such terrible knee pain, an x-ray showed no reason for this. I was prescribed antibiotics and painkillers and they recommended that I change my job as I was on my feet the whole time and this can cause knee pain. When I was still complaining about the pain and other symptoms I had, I was prescribed even stronger antibiotics and painkillers. This was my wake up call. I did not want to live with this pain and be depending on pills to control it. I started to read books, listen to my body and changed my diet. The result I obtained was amazing, no pain, and no pills. My face even cleared of acne, which I still had in my late twenties.
I knew that my improved nutrition had helped me, but couldn’t explain the mechanism behind it. I found this very interesting so I decided to study it. I went to the College of Naturopathic Medicine and studied as a Nutritional Therapist. There I learned how to help people get rid of disease by putting research and knowledge together piece by piece to make up a healthier person. Our generation still believe that if the body is not functioning well, a certain pill will fix it. A quick solution! By the time we are retired we can end up with different types of pills for different types of problems and side effects from these medications will occur for the rest of our life.
Everything is in our hands. We just need somebody to steer us in the right direction. I can help you with your health issues; motivate you to make little changes to improve your health. Start your health journey today!
PS: I did listen to my doctors and I changed my job. Now I am working in a busy hotel, running around all day on my feet, studying hard and looking after my little boy at home, I can manage all of this because of better nutrition.