This book identifies toxins in all phases of our lives. I purged them to reverse my inflammation when I got autoimmune disease and had chronic pain. I identify the toxins in our food, in our cosmetics, over the counter drugs, our water, our kitchens, our cleaning supplies, and our minds, stress, toxic lack of sleep, toxic lack of movement, toxic anxious thoughts, toxic relationships. I tell you what I replaced them with and if you don't like my choices I tell you how to find your own.
It Feels Good To Feel Good
Learn to eliminate toxins, reverse inflammation and feel great again
Who am I, and why did I decide to write this book?
My name is Cheryl Meyer, and I recently became a Health Coach. (Cheryl
M HealthMuse) I took the HCTP program at the Institute for Integrative
Nutrition® for certification.
I am writing this book to help others who have pain from inflammation.
I want to share what I have learned in the process of eliminating my own
I got sick, really sick five years ago, and I was saddled with pain.
I got sick because I was not paying attention to how I was eating and I
was ignoring my body. And, to boot, I had oodles of toxic lifestyle
· I was not listening to my body.
· I had an ostrich approach of not paying attention to the
available information that could have helped me.
· I took no time to take care of myself, or even notice what my
body was saying or feeling.
· I was busy taking care of everyone else, my staff, my mom, my
friends. It’s a lovely thing to be a caretaker, but I had to learn
that I also had to take care of myself.
· I was eating on the fly, or going out to dinner often eating
rich, heavy [G1] food.
· I was eating late at night.
· I was rarely cooking.
· I was gaining a lot of weight.
· I was working 24/7.
· I was feeding on stress.
· I was in a love relationship that had turned toxic.
And……I didn’t understand why organic was important or what damage
GMO’s (genetically modified foods, defined in my section on food) and
toxins were doing to my body.
Unaware that all the pre-signs and circumstances for sickness were in
place, the pain began.
I did not recognize the early signs of inflammation and didn't
understand what was happening to my body. However, I was aware of the
increasing pain in my body. I often woke in the middle of the night in
pain. When I woke up in the morning, I could barely get out of bed. It
was painful to move, and sections of my body hurt.[G2] My brain was
confetti. My moods were all over the place.
My MD took a conventional approach that wasn’t helping me. In all
honesty, I think she didn’t know how to help me. And I was resistant
to taking additional pills.
I knew I needed to lose weight, but I didn't want to diet, and [G3] I
didn’t want to change the way that I ate. It seemed that changing
what I ate would lead to a life of deprivation.
So it was Pain with a capital P that set me on a five-year journey to
get well and to make drastic lifestyle changes.
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