Fight or Flight, Part III

As you read in the last two blog posts, I discussed spending some time in contemplation as it relates to pain. Pain is a part of life, and people experience it psychologically and physically. Today’s blog, I will share one key solution to managing physical pain: good food!

In most cases, people adapt to situations and change their lives, or lifestyles, to avoid experiencing any further “pain”. Throughout that adaptation, one can become further removed from what causes them pain, while not even realizing it. Inevitably, that can cause some maladaptive responses to seemingly mindless situations.

Our subconscious mind plays a huge role in keeping the body and mind safe.

Can you relate to this at all?

Previously I shared with you that one of my big fears in life is physical pain. I share this with you with the hopes to inspire you to explore your own, and hopefully to explore the power of your subconscious mind.  You see, I know better than anyone that fear will stay trapped in your body. Fear stays trapped to the point that you may not even know you’re operating on “auto-pilot” – keeping you from those activities you fear the most.

Your body will lead the way, not your mind.

Now, onto managing physical pain through good food….

In order to manage my own physical pain, I saw a Naturopath who prescribed great supplements. I did a number of detox cleanses, to remove any build-up of trauma trapped in my cells (after all, my body was tortured in that car accident). Food became a healing source of life!!!! You know the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Indeed, this cliche has become my mantra.

I changed my entire diet to ensure I was eating whole foods; a diet that was less acidic and more alkaline, to keep any physical inflammation down. I reduced sugars, gluten, and breads.

Sure, I indulge in the foods I love, but I have learned the healing powers of food so I make sure to have a lot of “the good stuff” too. And you can do this too, by seeing a nutrition expert or Naturopathic Doctor.

Eventually, I got into the right gym routine. With the assistance of a fantastic personal trainer,  I was able to retrain muscles that had atrophied. I continually did the mental work necessarily; daily actually. This work was by using affirmations that kept me on top of my game.

Have you downloaded my free affirmations guidebook yet?

Here we are today, and I feel amazing. But I spent years in contemplation to explore my fear of pain, and the ways in which the pain was holding me back from doing activities I love.

If you’ve been dealing with pain on any level, and you’d like to explore it further, get in touch with us. You can also follow us on Facebook, and engage in my daily posts on that platform.

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