When you're first diagnosed with a chronic disease, or have been told you need to make some lifestyle changes or you'll develop a chronic disease, it can be overwhelming. Where do you start? And, how do you know what to focus on first?
I struggled with this when trying to manage my autoimmune disease. I'm a healthcare professional and I was still confused. Not until I began researching functional medicine/nutrition, did I really understand how to prioritize and get myself feeling better every day. The steps below can get you going in the right direction:
Step 1: Believe that most chronic diseases can be reversed with nutrition and lifestyle changes. It has been proven over and over and over. People are curing themselves every day, just by making healthy choices for themselves. Just believing your situation can be cured is half the battle!
Step 2: Find a functional medicine/nutrition practitioner. A...