Yes, it’s been a while since I last wrote anything. Sorry for that. I’ve been doing some health experimenting on myself to test if I’m really allergic to what I’ve been thinking I could be allergic to. The results are in, and I am not liking the answers, not one bit. I will either have to live with the hives or stop drinking coffee altogether. I think I’ll just give up the coffee. It’s been such a constant part of my life ever since I was three years old. But I’ve gone without it for stints up to 5 years at a time. It’s either kicking the addiction or just scratching myself into oblivion. It’s the commercials in life, the times of absence, the studying, the reflecting that makes me see what really needs to be done and why.
So many times we go through life with different allergy outbreaks only to turn our backs on the sirens going off in our bodies or our children’s bodies. We keep focusing on every other symptom and action that we lose sight of the only one that is staring us right in the face. We want things when we want them. We don’t want to give up our constant companions (caffeine, alcohol, sugar, gluten, grains, dairy, corn, junk food) even when they make us sick.
How many sirens need to go off for us to listen? Will we listen to the hives? Probably not, we just cover it up with an anti-histamines. Will we listen to the coughs, the sniffles, the constant sore throats? Nope we just take products that remove the symptoms instead of looking for the cause. Will we listen to our stiff joints and sore muscles? Nope we just rub them down with lotions, creams, and take pain relievers in hopes that the pains will go away. We never think it could be what we’re eating, or our lack of physical activity that could be causing the problems.
We only listen when the sirens are blaring and screaming CANCER, HEART ATTACK, DIABETES. We pause for a commercial break in our own lives only when the outcomes could be the death of us. That’s when we reflect and look back at our lives to see where we went wrong, and try to fix our health before it’s too late, but it’s already too late. Sometimes there is no going back. Sometimes we just have to face it, our choices in life have brought us to this moment.
The time is now. Don’t let another day go by without evaluating your actions to make better choices for your own health’s sake and your family’s sake. Stop muffling the siren’s cry and listen to what your body is telling you. We only get so many commercials in life, use them wisely.