"I was a Chocoholic"
by Monica Moonen (Anna's sister)
I was a Chocoholic. Everyday I ate at least a bite of that sweet
brown heaven. But I didn’t feel that great. I was tired, irritable, and
had lots of bowel issues; bloating, constipation and so on. Sweet
cravings were a big problem.
Finally I went to a local chiropractor/ kinesiologist regarding a completely separate ailment, a locked jaw. Through allergy testing we discovered a ‘fight and flight’ response was being triggered in my body resulting in emotional and physical anxiety.
This was all caused by... a food allergy! Apparently I was allergic to wheat flour, cows milk, food colourings and (shock-horror!)... chocolate.
I would have imagined being stunned by this news, yet I felt as though through personal experience I already knew some of these things didn’t agree with me. So I cut it all out that day. Within 3 days I felt the anxiety lifting and the ‘bloating’ that my tummy often suffered had gone. I felt improved mental and emotional clarity, and set up new food habits over the next 2 weeks. What amazed me most was how easy it was to let it all go, I have tried again and again to stick with a healthier whole food eating plan and I have found it a struggle. I was now eating nourishing food AND healthy treats, while avoiding the foods unsuited to my body. I think it was easier to stick to my new nutritional plan because I was seeing results in my emotional and physical health.
My husband arrived home today from 16 days away. Since he has been gone I have lost around 3 kilos; the weight is just dropping off like magic, now that my hormones are naturally balancing. My husband said my eyes and skin were clearer than they have been in a long time. I am making amazing life changes with a new sense of freedom that I have never before experienced. Changing my diet to provide for my body’s needs and avoiding the things it doesn’t has been amazing.
I know that as much as I adored chocolate, giving up this and the other foods has changed my life. I have no regrets. Thanks to Anna and Rogers’s website with its useful information, articles and eating plans. It has been a great help, giving me new food ideas, especially with the sweets. I can now I eat guilt and gluten free!
Try the Coconut Cookies - they are easy, quick, and make me feel like I'm not being deprived!
Anna's sister. She lives in Sydney with her husband Mark and their two young boys Samuel and Liam.
A comment from Roger:
This is a remarkable story and it's wonderful that Monica experienced quick results from her change in eating patterns.
However, we are all unique
- as different on the inside as we are on the outside. Weight
loss does not come so easily to everyone. Hormonal imbalance can
take years to return to normal. It may take some time for you to
achieve a healthy body weight once you are eating and exercising well.
Wheat and milk allergies are extremely common. If you haven't tried living without these foods, we recommend you give it a try. If you suspect there are other foods causing you problems, seek help to determine what those might be. Be aware that a food allergy may be a symptom of deeper health issues. They may be a sign of intestinal disorders that need professional treatment alongside avoidance of the troublemaking foods.
We hope the recipes and information on our website help you to find better health. If you are not getting results then keep searching. There are wonderful, talented natural health practitioners near you who can assist.
PS EFT is the best quick way I know to reduce and eliminate unhelpful emotional (and physical) habits. If you have an issue you want to resolve, try EFT.
You can book a personal online EFT session with Anna. It's fun, confidential and it can work for you, wherever you are in the world. You will need to download Skype (easy!) and have a computer camera. Contact Anna today.