Well, I’m now over 50 – and that was mildly traumatic! And to be honest my quest for living more healthily was really only birthed when I was over 40. Things just started going wrong healthwise and I didn’t want to be on permanent medication from such a young (?) age and wanted to see what I could do that might help. And this is where I am today – currently medication free, a healthy weight and loving the food I eat.
But don’t get me wrong! If I need medical treatment or to be on drugs then I would be prepared to do this if it was the best course of action. However, I’d also want to know what I could do too; Could exercise help? Or changing my diet? Are there things in the environment around me that could be having a negative impact? How did I end up here? So that’s what I’m wanting to share on this blog – things that I’m doing that are helping me to feel happier, more energetic, clear headed and in less pain than I used to be.
All this probably stems from the fact that I love learning stuff that I’m interested in – and there’s nothing that quite focuses the mind better than pain, now is there – and a profound aversion to most medical procedures! So when anything goes wrong I’ll hunt down helpful insights, tips and hints and generally learn as much as I can about what’s going on. But it’s a bit of a mix out there – so I douse everything in a huge amount of skepticism and see what comes out as a common message.
And I want to be really clear here – I’m not a doctor, or trained nutritionist (I wish!). I’m a database manager, who loves her job! I just believe that we can do more to own our health and wellbeing. So instead I’ll point you to the articles that explain all the technical stuff – and I’ll only link to those I’ve found to be most helpful.
So a bit more about me…
I got married three times to the same man!
We met in Kunming, China in 1997 when I was there learning Chinese (go figure!) and two and a half years later we married. The first ceremony was in a Thai registry office, where they poured over our hard obtained paperwork and then presented us with our marriage certificate in Thai. Then we were across to China for a full-on wedding banquet and back to Thailand for the final wedding service. We’re definitely married!
My husband is my soul mate
He’s incredibly patient with me and is up for trying all sorts of weird and wonderful recipes and remedies. He is a huge encouragement and inspiration.
I enjoy a good conundrum
My brain just loves a problem and I can get incredibly focused until I find a good solution. I was introduced to Bananagram recently and it’s right up my street along with crosswords, puzzles and trying to figure out how to set up a blog!
I, along with my mum and sisters, am a migraineur
Unlike them though, mine only started over the last few years. At one time I was having them almost daily and they’re less frequent now – yeh!
So why am I blogging about reducing inflammation?