Through all of my pain, God revealed a few things that helped me to feel better than I have in years:
First, I have a sensitivity to gluten, which has caused gut issues triggering inflammation all over my system. Because of these gut issues, I had all of the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as many other digestive issues that caused migraines. In short, I had a Leaky Gut. My migraines were so debilitating, I'd be curled up in the fetal position, under the covers, in a dark room, for 22 hours! I wouldn't wish that kind of pain and misery on my worst enemy.
Second, STRESS in my career and home only made things 100 times worse. I learned how to release anger and frustration and let God handle any anxiety in my life. It's amazing how much more "fun to live with" I can be in my 40's without all of the negative stuff! Our joy comes from God, not other people. So be encouraged!
Third, I learned that I should have trusted Him with everything in the first place instead of trying to be lord of my own life (as I tend to do from time to time), forgetting that He created me and He will sustain me. I needed a serious attitude adjustment. Now, I have a drive to go from active to athletic. I want to run a marathon, even an Ultra within the next year, Lord willing!
So what did I do with all of this info? I let go and let God! Young Living essential oils are proof that God is infinitely more intelligent than I am. I'm no doctor but, I know where true healing comes from. I knew that I had to eat healthier foods. I began to eat more green leafy veggies and completely eliminate gluten from my nutrition. With that, the migraines stopped and the pain and inflammation began to be much less noticeable. To support normal digestion, DiGize, Lemongrass and Peppermint have been amazing. I've used Copaiba, Frankincense and Balsam Fir to support a healthy immune system and keep me focused during the day. No longer am I a slave to Stress, major migraines, inflammation or fatigue.
This athlete is Renewed! Today it's running. Tomorrow? Who knows! All I know is that I feel better than ever! I'm proud to be a steward of the amazing wellness support that God has given me through Young Living. It is my obligation to share His goodness and His essential oils with everyone I come in contact with. No fear, just love! So, be blessed today and everyday and let God lead the way! And when in doubt, JUST OIL IT!
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