Back from Hibernation – My Personal UpdateI'm back from blogging hiatus of 3.5months. I wrote this post on my blog today.
This is the longest I’ve stayed away from blogging. I owe, you my readers an update of what’s been happening. I’m thankful for those of you who are concern about my silence. I do not usually write about my personal life on this food blog but it’s time I ask for support and share my story. Maybe my story might share some light with others that they are not alone in their journey, whatever it may be.
As my work is mostly online and being self employed, there are practically no official working hours sometimes I am toiling away till wee hours, updating social media or answering comments. When my head is down and working on a project, that becomes my focus. Self Care is something that I have to really work on to achieve most times. I have difficulty taking time out for myself. These 3.5 months have been time for self care.
You might have come across personal sites/blogs/stories of how someone recovers when they change their diet to eating healthier or plant based / raw / paleo diet.. When I first discovered those stories, I would read with awe and hope. Filled with hope that I could soon recover too.
My journey didn’t turn out that way. It has been quite a roller coaster journey since my health plummeted in 2010 after a few stressful years of running a small event management setup with a partner, coupled with bad eating habits since college and lastly poor genetic make-up. Mentally and physically, I was totally burnt out at the age of 33. My body’s battery was low, I had extreme fatigue that needed 12-14 hours of sleep that left me not able to work full time.
The initial protocol from my naturopath of treating my candida infection, adrenal fatigue and leaky gut helped improve my fatigue after 2 years of treatment. I was very diligent with following my naturopath’s treatment and trying new things that I read about – with detox, supplements, food, raw food and finding out about my intolerance with wheat, dairy and pork. Even after eliminating these 3 food ranges, I still have occasional fatigue, absentmindedness, and it takes twice as long to complete a certain task compared to before my health condition changed.
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