The Slippery Slope often appears out of nowhere, just when you think you’re coasting along on the journey to good health.
You’re eating the right things, moving the right ways, doing all the right things, and T.H.E.N.
I fell down the Slippery Slope this week.
Monday brought the first day of Spring, and with it the first seasonal allergy attack I’ve had in nearly three years. Sneezing, post-nasal drip, watery eyes, itchy ears and throat, sinus pressure and congestion, runny nose, general malaise. I used to feel this way every spring, until I discovered what what worked for me.
Detour to the Slippery Slope
The past couple of weeks, though, I hadn’t been as diligent about following the plan that had worked so well the past two spring pollen seasons. With family visiting, home projects ongoing, and routines temporarily changing, I’d been a little more lax about taking all of my supplements and restricting my diet.
Welcome, Spring, and welcome back allergies. For two days this week, I had to work about 300% harder to recover and get back to my protocol than I would have had to work if I had just stayed on it in the first place. And I wouldn’t have found the Slippery Slope, nor the crash, nor likely the allergies.
I took extra nutritional supplements and applied essential oils to help my body fight off the invaders.
Then I gave my body the highest quality food – no gluten (part of what started this downward spiral in the first place), no dairy, no sugar.
Plus, I went to bed extra early.
Five years ago, I had no idea that these steps – disciplines, if you will – could affect my overall well-being like they do. What I’ve learned has been eye opening, and this week’s allergy awakening came as a great reminder:
It’s easier – and more pleasurable – to prevent illness than it is to recover from it.
I’m planning to stay on level ground for a while.
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