Do you have the guts to do what it takes to live your best life? I’m not talking figuratively here -- I mean literally -- are your bowels in order?
80% of our immune system is housed within our gut. EIGHTY PERCENT!! Or if you prefer your information delivered to you pinkies up...the gastrointestinal system plays a key role in the complex mechanisms of immunoregulation.
So if your gut health is compromised it’s pretty safe to assume that you aren’t feeling your best. And if you aren’t feeling your best how are you suppose to enjoy the quality of your life or be the top performer at your job?
When working with my clients I usually start by investigating their digestive track before moving on to other areas of their life. And not just because I still have the humor of a 6 year old -- fart...
You know that feeling of excitement you get when you start a new job, decide to pick-up a new hobby or start dating someone for the first time?You can’t stop telling everyone about it and you invest a lot of money into a new wardrobe or supplies.
You feel fueled by a new found love for life only to find that after a few months you’ve come crashing down from your high, completely unmotivated to continue on.
This is called the dip. The crash. The “now what the hell do I do?”.
Seth Godin coined the term "The Dip" in his New York Times bestseller of the same name. It resonated so deeply with me that I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.
The dip is the point where you are faced with a tough decision -- quit entirely or forge ahead to higher, more stable, more successful ground.
“Go F yourself!” I say out loud, alone in my living room, having just hung up from a call with my (now former) gastroenterologist. “The results came back from your endoscopy,” had been his opening line. If you’ve never had the pleasure of having an endoscopy it’s a fantastic experience. They sedate you into a mindless slumber with a magical, magical gas. I woke up so high on life and tragically confused that I demanded the nurse give me a hug—I was convinced she was my then-roommate. Once you’re slightly more coherent, they sit you up and give you all the Oreos you could ask for. Yes Oreos, even when you’re there to be tested for Celiac Disease (a condition where your body cannot digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye . . . and definitely Oreos)...