If you read my last post Merav the Tea Lady you will know that my health improved a great deal in the first few months of the year to the point where I was not in any pain and was able to, on occasion, eat gluten and dairy. Well, I have even more good news! I'm completely cured.
That's right, I said completely cured! I can eat anything I like!
Let me tell you what happened...
A while ago, actually just after my last post, I was reading an amazing book called Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin, MD and I had an epiphany. This book is all about the placebo effect, the mind/body connection and how to cure yourself of illness or just stay well. It's a great read and I highly recommend it.
I need to tell you a bit about my history so you can understand where I'm coming from here. I was born 6 weeks early (in a hurry to see the World and I haven't stopped hurrying since). When I was young I had lots of health problems - nothing major but enough for my Mum to keep a closer eye on me than my brothers and sisters. For example, I have extremely pale skin (my brothers and sister are all olive skinned) so I was the one who always had to slather on the sunscreen while they were off playing. I had several operations before I was 10, etc, etc.
Just so you know, my Mum is a wonderful woman who did her very best to look after me with the knowledge she had. I love hear dearly and I'm grateful for the loving childhood I had.
Anyway, Mind Over Medicine got me thinking about how this could have affected my subconscious self image and I started thinking that if I'd always been told I was sick, maybe that's why I have been. So, I decided this was worth exploring.
I went to see Tony Yuile of Lighthouse Hypnotherapy and together we worked through this issue doing some timeline work as well as some other hypnotherapy. After just 3 sessions, I walked out of his office feeling like I was the healthiest person on the planet. This was back in July.
I know you're probably thinking, if I had the cure all those months ago, why haven't I told you about it yet? I do have a reason. I wanted to make sure it would stick. In the past, I've had allergy cures and they have been temporary but this was different.
I can't really explain it except to say that I know now that I am well and will be for the rest of my life. Even if I get a cold or a headache, my attitude is different. It's a minor hiccup, not a major.
Just so you know, I'm still drinking my teas - I've become quite addicted and when I do get a cold or other small ailment, I can treat myself. I'm so intrigued by all of this that I've decided to do a herbal diploma course next year at Cottage Hill Herbs but that's a whole other story for another day.
I'm not saying that this will work for you - I just know it worked for me. I also know that I had to discover the root cause of the problem before I could cure it.
Disclaimer: I'm not connected with the Mind Over Medicine book or the author in any way and I'm not getting paid to promote it or any of the other parties mentioned in this post.