Hi Three to Five Tribe! It’s good to “see” you again. It has been almost one month since I last shared a blog post with you, but I am back at it and today I want to share an update from my own health and wellness journey. I am working with an NTP!
What’s an NTP?
An NTP stands for a Nutritional Therapy Consultant. An NTP does not diagnose or treat disease, but instead makes nutritional recommendations for balancing the body and promoting optimal wellness. So…why am I working with one?
The story is long, so I won’t bore you with it here and if you are one of my close family and friends, well then you already know all of the details, but besides trying to get down to the bottom of what was going on with my health, I wanted to work with someone who looked at the whole picture of my health.
After a year and half of appointments with Western medicine doctors and multiple lab tests, I was never once asked:
- What does your diet look like?
- How much are you exercising?
- How much sleep are you getting?
- How is your digestion?
- Are you experiencing any stress in your life and if so what?
Nope! Instead I was getting, “Well you have x symptoms so here is a prescription for y.” Now don’t get me wrong, I totally believe there is a time and place for Western medicine and there have multiple times in my life when it has healed me, but in this situation I was simply getting a band aid to cover up my symptoms instead of getting to the root cause of the problem.
Your body is smart. It knows how to heal when you have a cut or broken bone, it knows how to build babies, (women only obviously), and it knows how to kick out the common cold, so when your body is sending you a signal that something is not right, listen to it! Don’t mask over it by popping a prescription pill from the pharmacist. No one knows your body better than you, including the doctor.
They may have a medical degree and are the ones wearing a white lab coat, but they only see you for 15 minutes once or twice a year. You, on the other hand, live with yourself every single second of the day, so who do you think knows you, your body, and your health better? The answer is you!
I highly, highly encourage everyone who is out there reading this to listen to your body, don’t sit and ignore its sign and symptoms. Yes, there is a time and place for Western medicine, but there is also a time and place for holistic healing and working with someone who will look at the whole picture of your health, not just a small sliver of it.
If anyone is needs an NTP recommendation or interested in learning more about my own health journey, please reach out!
Healing holistically three to five meals at a time,