I have always been a little sceptical when I have been given prescriptions for various things. I feel like we have become a society of pill poppers. In some instances, I feel blessed to have access to medication, and yes, I would never deny my child medication of he needs it. That isn’t what I am talking about.
It was a brutal wakeup call, when I realized I was drinking 4 cups of coffee a day. I thought of myself as healthy, I exercised, ate fruits and veggies. My ups and downs were severe, and I didn’t feel like I was a good Mum. Out of frustration, I decided to watch a documentary Hungry For Change on Netflix. The documentary was so compelling, that I began to read book after book on food, and how food should be looked at as our medicine. The main argument that has stuck with me, we are a society that no longer eats food, we eat food like products.
I quickly went through my kitchen, it was true, the majority of my food was coming from a package. I had become like everyone else. I had thought I was healthy, I watched what I ate, but I wasn’t really appreciating the nourishment my body needed.
I put away the coffee maker, bought a juicer, and went through the worst week of my like. Coming off coffee was insane, I threw up, I cried, I shook, and vegged out. Then, I had the most amazing sleep EVER. After 7 days, I became a calmer mother, I had no ups and downs, no tears. I was in complete control. I went back to exercising, taking the dog for long walks. I was ontop of the world!
Although I still have periods of insomnia, I have had no other signs of PTSD. Which, I would like to remind you, I have been suffering from since the age of 10.