About ten years ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. Soon after, I was exposed to carbon monoxide via my whole house generator and, as a result, also developed Hashimoto’s disease. I am here now to tell you I have healed my food allergies completely through meditation alone.
When Food is Your Enemy, Life is Hard
For the past ten years, I have suffered greatly because of these food allergies. Over time I started to hate having to eat. Eating meant being super careful, always afraid of being “poisoned,” and then feeling sick for an hour, a day, or months. There were times when I felt like I couldn’t leave my house because I couldn’t count on my stomach to behave. If I were having a particularly awful time, I would schedule my work and personal get-togethers around my gut health. How awful is that?
Food Allergies Reached an All-Time High
I moved last February, and then after taking care of a friend (after surgery), I got really sick with the flu. For most of the spring and summer, I just felt terrible. My stomach was a wreck, my food allergies had reached an all-time high, and my quality of living was unacceptable. If you struggle with any stomach distress, you know how difficult it can be to deal with it.
Some of the symptoms of food allergies are:
- Acid reflux.
- Acid stomach.
The list goes on, but when you have a combination of these things daily, it gets old fast. By fall, I couldn’t take it anymore.
I started blaming food and seeing it as my enemy. I could hear the thoughts in my head. If I had an adverse reaction, I poured over the inventory of what I had eaten during the day and what might have caused it. My “safe foods” list narrowed and narrowed until I was eating only a limited diet of bland potatoes, eggs, and beets along with a salad. Then something miraculous happened, I found a cure.
The Holidays Looming on the Horizon
Every single holiday season, I would experience about 1-3 months of gut hell after eating all the rich foods and subjecting my poor digestive system to the sweets and dairy. With the holidays looming on the horizon, I started trying some specific gut-health meditations. I had some limited success with the Tapping Solution’s gut health series.
Then while discussing meditation apps, my mother mentioned using Insight Timer. I went on there one day looking for a “healing” meditation and found one by David Ji. He is my savior and he has the most kind, soothing voice.
The meditation is a 56-day (8 weeks) process. You do the same meditation over and over again, once each day. I find it incredibly relaxing and it feels like a form of self-hypnosis. In the first session, I focused my “intention” on healing my entire digestive system. The second time around, I focused instead on “healing my relationship with food.” That was the KEY!
I realize now that I had begun to label every food “safe,” “poison,” “bad,” and “good.” I blamed food; I blamed my stomach and my body every time I had a bad reaction, and it was really just me telling my body how to react because of how I “felt” about the foods I chose. That has all changed.
How Do I Know I am Healed?
You might wonder, how does she know she’s actually healed? Well, let me tell you. I went to three holiday parties from November to January. I not only ate a ton of cheese (something that always causes problems), but I also ate lots of sweets, cake, meats, and gooey, sticky, fatty foods that I would not touch with a ten-foot pole before now. I eat whatever I want all the time, and not only do I not gain a bunch of weight, I feel great — no acid, no bloating, no bathroom issues, ever. I can’t remember the last time my stomach felt great all the time, every day.
It’s a Permanent, Everyday Thing
Last night I enjoyed a baked potato with sour cream. I haven’t been able to eat sour cream in years! It was heavenly. I lay in bed, thanking God/The Universe and David Ji for his healing meditation that has saved me.
I now catch myself when thinking a negative thought about food. My relationship with food is improving every day, and I can love my favorites again and enjoy what used to be an exercise in fear and loathing.
I don’t dread eating anymore; I just gently remind myself that’s my “old way” of thinking. I am so grateful to have found this fantastic miracle cure. Every day feels like I won the lottery just by feeling good and being healed.