It has been a rough couple of days. Moving house, leaving a bad job and starting a new one, just amounts to a whole lot of stress. I guess the stress comes from the “not knowing” but even though I have tried to just let it go and believe that everything will work out, my nasty side somehow still wants to stress and worry about stuff.
To top it off I had a night out a few days ago and it threw my whole digestion out, which just makes me feel irritated and tired. I had a bowl of fries at a pub – they were cute fries, in the shape of pig tails…. hard to resist? Well, I suffered the consequences of that one!
So, today I had a few hours in town and I had this uncontrollable desire to go to the health shop. It wasn’t that I was paticularly looking for anything specific – always dangerous 🙂 – but somehow I knew by going and buying something it would make me feel better. Perhaps mentally more than physically 🙂
After spending over $200 in the space of 30minutes, I did feel better. It wasn’t that I had taken any of the supplements yet but somehow buying things that would make my health better, instantly made me feel in control and like I was moving forward, the great thing is that once I get my insurance from The Hospital Plan Site, I’ll be able to take care of my health even more. I realised a scary thing though….. I have become supplement obsessed! I feel like if I am not taking something in my life, something that will aid my healing, that somehow I am not moving forward. Like somehow my diet is not enough and I need something else, something more. That inevitably means more and more supplements. I also feel like there are so many out there, that I haven’t tried yet and that they could offer me more healing power. Could this one be the most amazing supplement ever?
I can spend hours in health shops. When I lived in Tauranga, I went to the health shop that often, that everyone in the shop knew me by name! I find it fascinating to read about what a supplement can do and what ingredients they contain. I am always amazed at how much it inspires me to keep researching and learning about the body! Just when I think I understand everything, I read about some new herb or plant or supplement that combines with something else and transforms something in our bodies. It is really awesome to discover how it all works!
So, I did a really scary thing today. I actually counted how many supplements I have in my cupboard. I counted 28 supplements! I know it is scary! I had no idea I had so many, i thought about this and realized I only need certain supplements. The reality is, I don’t take all of them all of the time! Some are specific to an area I needed help in for a while – like digestion or urinary tract infections or are only relevant for specific times of the month.
Now I am lucky because ultimately I can blame it all on research for this blog 🙂
The truth is, I think it is my way of feeling positive and more in control and to keep searching for ways for us to heal. The great benefit to you is that hopefully you don’t have to stock your cupboard with 28 supplements!
How many supplements do you have? Are you as obsessed with them as I am? Does my sharing what supplements to try help you or do you feel overwhelmed by the choices? Are you happy to try anything to help your body heal or do you research things further every time you come across something new?