Dabbling is the fastest way to stay sick for a long time.
Taking one thing from one healing diet and another thing from another diet. Only doing bits and pieces that sound okay to you. Trying one little thing and then waiting weeks to see if it does anything.
This is one of the most valuable things I learned from Charlotte Gerson when I was beginning the Gerson therapy. I watched a video with her saying pick a therapy/diet and then stick with it. Don’t dabble or you won’t get the results.
Pick one healing therapy, and then DO IT! Stick with it. Do the whole thing.
To fully heal the body, you need to do the whole thing. Not just the easy parts. Not just the parts you think are good. Not just taking the one or two supplements but not doing the diet.
Dabbling in bits and pieces, doing little things here and there is not going to heal your gut or your body.
So many people tell me how they tried this supplement and that supplement, gave it a few weeks then it did nothing and they didn’t know what to do next.
One supplement is not going to heal a damaged and leaky gut.
It’s just not. It’s IMPOSSIBLE.
It’s not addressing any of the root cause reasons why you got sick in the first place. One supplement, one diet change cannot possibly undo years of damage to your gut, stop the inflammation and immune response, rebuild and repair the gut lining, repopulate it with good flora, get rid of the toxins that have built up, heal all the organs that have been damaged along the way etc.
You need to address all of it, and (here’s the secret sauce) AT THE SAME TIME!
You need to do address the food you eat, your lifestyle, your environment, your supplements all at the same time!
And I get it, it’s a lot of changes to make, especially all at once.
I am a big fan of slow and steady changes, small upgrades over time, progress not perfection.
But at the same time, when you’re trying to heal the body from any degree of damage you need to address all of it. And dabbling in taking one supplement, or going gluten-free ain’t gonna cut it.
It just doesn’t work. And you know that, because you’re dabbling right now and not getting results. You’re still searching for something.
Don’t take bits and pieces of different healing diets (and never addressing the whole picture) and expect to get results.
Don’t jump from diet to diet, from healing therapy to healing therapy and expect to get results.
Healing takes time. Even if you find the right diet, you need to give it time to actually start healing the body.
When we are talking about a damaged or leaky gut, it’s hard because you can’t see it. You don’t really know if it’s improving, it’s hard to measure.
But it’s a process, it takes time. And you need to give things time to work.
First, the body has to start calming down the inflammation, the immune responses to the food particles getting into the bloodstream and rest of the body.
It has to start getting the organs to function properly again, and since they all rely on each other to work properly, this can take some time.
It has to start dealing with the backlog of toxins that have been coming in and overburdening the liver thanks to leaky gut.
Once the inflammation and immune response calms, the body can start rebuilding the gut lining.
Once the gut walls start healing, it can start absorbing nutrients and rebuilding the body.
Taking a supplement for two weeks can’t heal all of that (and that’s not that long to give something to work, either!).
This isn’t an overnight process.
I don’t want to bullshit you and tell you it’s easy or won’t take long, because it’s not. And I think we’ve been tricked by all these click-bait posts and Facebook crap into thinking one thing will fix us and quickly, if only we could find that thing for us.
There’s no magic pill. There’s no quick fix.
There just isn’t. You will need to change your diet. You will need to change your lifestyle. You will need to take the supplements.
You will need to put the TIME and EFFORT in to heal. Yes, I said those two dirty words. But it’s true. You will need to cook and eat healing food. You will need to give things up for awhile. You will need to put the focus and energy into healing.
(But that doesn’t mean you have to put your life on pause, or that it’s going to be intense, hard work and not fun. It’s what you make it, it’s all about how you look at it.)
And once you understand what’s going on in your body, and the damage thats really been done, you can understand why it will take time, why it will require a bigger and encompassing approach, not just a supplement, or not just gluten-free.
Stop dabbling and DECIDE.
If you’re serious about getting your health back, pick a healing therapy and then STICK TO IT. Commit.
I started the Gerson therapy and fully committed to it. It was hard work. It was time consuming. It wasn’t cheap. And I was incredibly lucky to be able to work from home during that time, yes.
After 8 months (a really good go), I realised I wasn’t really getting good results. I was slightly better, but not that much.
I was feeling quite weak, and like I wasn’t going in the right direction anymore. So it was time to switch gears. I slowly started introducing GAPs foods – bone broth, more fish and more eggs (I was already eating some on Gerson as I wasn’t doing the cancer protocol), sauerkraut, probiotics etc.
Finally I could feel my strength building. I started feeling good. I knew I was going in the right direction. So I committed to that direction.
Even though Gerson didn’t end up being right for me and my situation, I’m happy I did it and don’t regret it. It made me realise the importance of a whole life approach, and why doing just one little thing here and one little thing there won’t heal you.
It taught me discipline, and I got a lot out of many of the concepts still – juicing, enemas, the supplements. And it got me going in some direction. Most importantly, it stopped me dabbling.
I’d been dabbling for years before that and not really committing. I kept thinking that this next supplement or thing was going to be the thing that healed me. And it never was.
And that’s how I wasted 3 years of my life dabbling.
Stop dabbling and DECIDE!
There’s so much power in deciding. You can stop questioning yourself and worrying about if you’re doing the right thing and know you’re going in the right direction. It’s actually a huge weight off.
And if you’re wondering what healing diet you should be doing, I’ll be talking a lot more about the options soon!
PS. I have 3 free discovery session spots open this week – click here to book. We’ll spend around 30 minutes together (yay for Skype!), get crystal clear on what you want to create for your health and what’s stopping you reaching you’re goals and if my Heal Your Gut Happy coaching program might be a good fit for you!