Hey Everyone, I have teamed up with @KeVitaDrinks to tell my digestive health story, maybe you can relate! #ad
My whole life I have struggled with digestion. When I was a kid doctors use to tell me it was because I was anxious - which i guess they concluded from my over active imagination and high levels of energy- or that i should just limit the usual dairy products. Growing up as a huge ninja turtles fan it was hard to fathom life without the greasy gooey goodness of pizza so their recommendations to avoid dairy often went out the window. Over time it began to get worse and I slowly started to eat less and less, afraid of getting sick especially during any kind of social situation. I was scared of the most basic human necessity: eating. Constantly worried about what would happen - would today be another day when my body just rejected what I was putting in it?
At the time there was very little information around food allergies and with no solution in sight the years passed and I just accepted things as they were, believing that being consistently sick was just part of my reality. It all came to crashing halt my first year of college when the lymph nodes in my neck swelled up so badly I found myself in the hospital. My journey exploring alternative medicine began with a few stumbles out of the gate but over time I found out that by not eating dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, peanuts, caffeine, and oysters life was much better.
Eating more mindfully was a real launching pad into an exploration of my own health. I was constantly looking for other ways to help my system run better. Through a bit of research I found that probiotics could greatly benefit digestion and gut health. On my trips to the local health food stores I began to hunt out different ways to add probiotics into my daily routine. Although there were many options that I tried out, @KeVitaDrinks became my daily go to because the products were delicious and the probiotics are derived from a water kefir culture as opposed to dairy like some others brands. They also have caffeine free options which is a huge plus for me! The path to health and wellness is a daily journey worth investing in.