A ridiculous concept right?
There is no such thing as perfection.
In one of my emails last week I talked about how I have to help instill hope into many people that walk into my office.
And that they need to start from gratitude. Find something they are thankful about and focus on that instead of all the things that may be going wrong in their life or with their health.
Well, the same concept applies to perfection.
We need to shift our focus. Instead of thinking about doing everything perfect, or being perfect, we need to think about putting one foot in front of the other.
Everyday, how can you improve?
What one thing can you do today to push yourself forward instead of staying the same, or sliding backward?
I have goals for every area of my life, but let’s just talk about health for now.
Let me give you an example of putting one foot in front of the other, and never giving up.
It’s a story of myself.
Many of you know that I always try to relay stories to you that help you understand that we all have challenges and that we all are trying to work on different areas of our lives.
I’m not shy when it comes to my own story because I am not perfect either (go figure!).
Growing up I had the worst “allergies” you could imagine.
I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. It’s something that would sap the life right out of me, and leave my body run down and my immune system battered.
There were so many times that I just wanted to ask…
But we all have things in our lives that push us, and those “allergies” certainly pushed me.
They drove me into the profession I am in.
They drove me to keep searching for answers as to, WHY?
Without that “problem” I would never have been able to learn, experience, and help others with seemingly incurable illnesses.
I did several years worth of allergy shots as a teenager, every Saturday morning (3 shots every Saturday morning to be exact).
It was NOT a fun experience.
In fact, it was painful. And there were many times when my body would react and I would have a gigantic egg on my arm.
I did see some improvement, but I could tell it was a fake improvement.
I hadn’t really solved the answer, I merely covered up the symptoms and forced my body to adapt even further.
I now I know that the shots were also full of harmful chemicals, preservatives, and metals that made my journey to REALLY correct the allergic symptoms even longer.
So I knew medicine didn’t have the answers. All they wanted to do was inject me with toxic preservatives straight into my blood stream.
So I kept searching.
I was putting one foot in front of the other. Not looking for perfection, but looking to improve myself.
I knew there had to be an answer out there somewhere, and I was bound and determined to find it no matter how long it took.
So I learned about chiropractic and how much stress was on my nervous system from previous traumas, concussions in football, accidents as a child, etc.
And the more I got adjusted to relieve the tension, the better I started to feel. My allergy symptoms started to improve.
But it wasn’t the whole answer.
So I started to look at toxicity, and the ever growing body of research proving how toxic our bodies are, and how big of an impact this is having on our lives.
I learned about fungus and other yeast-like organisms.
I learned about food reactions, and how they for the most part go undetected.
I learned about heavy metals and the huge impact it is having on the immune system and brain function.
I learned how depleted our food supply is of essential minerals and vitamins.
I learned about the inflammatory nature of heated, hydrogenated oils and fats.
And guess what? By applying what I learned I started to see further improvements.
Now, instead of having allergy symptoms all year round, I would only have them for a few weeks or a month towards the beginning of Fall, and maybe some in the Spring.
Still a royal pain, but wow! What a relief.
Again, I was putting one foot in front of the other. At times I was making slow progress, and at times I was seemingly making no progress, but I kept moving forward.
I will not give up.
Remember, one foot in front of the other.
And more recently I have learned much more detailed information about parasites and pH balance.
What a trip this has been.
I never would have thought parasites were such a huge piece of the health puzzle.
When I cleared those, it was like a whole new world opened up.
But let me tell ya…
Those little critters did NOT want to die!
To be perfectly honest, I felt like I was dying for 3 days straight. It was an absolutely mind-blowing experience.
But, when it was over (and I had the visual proof that they died), it was an amazing feeling.
Things improved in my body that I never thought would Improve. I won’t go into the details here, but I haven’t felt this good, well….
And I know I still have things to improve upon.
I’m not perfect, but I am going to live my life in a way in which I strive to get better every day.
We are each handed a different deck at birth.
Each of us has weaknesses.
Some might have a tendency to heart disease.
Some people might have a tendency to a weaker immune system and allergies.
Some might have the deck stacked against them to have neurological problems later in life.
Others might have cancer genes that are activated easier than others.
We ALL have a different deck.
But, it’s what you do with that deck that matters.
It’s how you live your life on a daily basis that determines if you will activate the “bad genes” or activate the “health and longevity” genes”.
So, what steps are you taking today to improve yourself?
Never give up.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
I am not sure yet if my allergy symptoms are completely gone or not.
The real test will be baling hay next Summer (Wow, was that a nightmare. Definitely my most most highly allergic substance, yet I like baling hay).
And if they are not gone completely yet, then it’s back to the drawing board.
I won’t give up.
And neither should you.