In my world, there is no such thing as a small thing. Small adjustments in our lifestyle can gain huge benefits. Let me tell you a story:
I had a history of sinusitis, rhinitis, and tonsillitis as a child. In fact, I have lymph scaring from repeated tonsillitis. I was also repeatedly treated with antibiotics. By the age of 12, I had the appearance of very angry looking adolescent acne. This misery continued through most of my 20’s. For a time, I was under the care of a dermatologist who put me on (Tetracycline) a wide-spectrum antibiotic for at least 5 years. He would often give my breakouts local injections of cortisone
My digestive system and menstrual become wonky (now I recognize the typical signs of Candida and yeast overgrowth). I took my self off the medication, before I found that I was pregnant, thank God, but unfortunately, my baby still had the signs of Candida yeast as well (cradle cap, thrush and a wicked chronic diaper rash).
In hind sight, this is what I know about myself.
I was very allergic to cigarette smoke. When I was growing up, both of my parents smoked inside the home. My Dad quit at some point, probably when I was near my teens, but my Mom continued to smoke for the rest of her life. When I was in my early 30's, I had a session with a Specialized Kinesiologist to reverse the allergy to cigarette smoke. It worked very well. Now I don’t like being in a smoky environment or smelling it on other people's clothes, but at least it doesn’t ‘zone me’. I have to be honest here and admit that I smoked as well, off and on throughout my 20’s. Cigarettes make me feel really sick, no matter who smokes them.
I am intolerant of cow’s dairy. I don’t have any acute reactions to dairy. Rather it congests me over time, and if I keep ingesting it, I begin to get cysts under the skin of my face, chest and upper back. I was fed cow’s milk from the time I was born. It was in every desert and sauce, and a staple in the home where I grew up. I loved milk! I love cheese!
I am very allergic to oranges and kiwi fruit. I break out in weeping hives almost immediately. It used to appear on my face, but fortunately, if I get a reaction now while really being vigilant about avoiding most fruits, I just get a small breakout on my butt. I loved orange juice, and drank it happily every day!
My first solid food as an infant was Pablum, wheat and other grain mush. Like most of Blood-type A’s, I am also sensitive to wheat and have trouble digesting gluten (grain based proteins). When eaten over time, wheat causes me to feel very fatigued, constipated and congested as well. I have more energy and my elimination is better if I ingest wheat very sparingly.
I don’t want to be overly simplistic here, and don’t assume that this is a Formula. We are all created differently. However, if my mother had known some small things about me, my health would have taken a better turn.
I manage my own health now. I do small things like prefer ‘smoke free’ environments, avoid cow’s milk and restrict my intake of cheese and frozen dairy treats, only have moderate amounts of yogurt and butter. I eat very little wheat and limit other gluten grains. I avoid oranges and kiwi like the plague. I am very moderate with other fruits and eat them in season.
Just little things.