So, how long does it really take to get yourself healthy? That is a tough question to answer because it depends on many factors.
1. How long have you not felt like yourself?
2. How motivated are you?
3. How willing are you to commit to what it is going to take?
4. The level of dysfunction that we discover in the body.
Let’s assume that you have not been feeling well for awhile, several years.
Let’s also assume that you are sick and tired of being sick and tired and that you are a 10 out of 10 on commitment to the process.
Let’s assume a worst case scenario on the dysfunction. So, you have adrenal dysfunction, your hormones are not balanced, you have leaky gut, you have a parasite, excessive bacteria and yeast growth in the body.
It sounds excessive but not unlikely. I know you aren’t quite sure what I mean by some of the items I have listed above but trust me, many of us are suffering these symptoms. The longer we allow the dysfunction to continue, the worse the symptoms will get and the longer it will take to get healthy.
In order to truly be healthy, the pathogens must be eliminated, the leaky gut must be eradicated, the adrenals must be supported and lifestyle factors must be corrected. It takes time and dedication.
When I begin working with someone, I tell them it is generally going to take a minimum of 6 months but it could take a year or longer.
You are probably wondering why. Well, there are many factors that play into the dysfunction and they all must be addressed. The goal is to ultimately heal the adrenals because they are at the center of the systems in the body. They cannot heal until the pathogens are gone, the leaky gut is healed, the food sensitivities have been eliminated, sleep has been improved, stress is managed, diet is improved, etc, etc. The process of addressing all of these items takes time. And beyond all of this hard work, education is also necessary because the ultimate goal is for the health that has been achieved with great effort to continue through the rest of your life. Otherwise what is the point.
I realize that your doctor is likely offering you a pill and symptom management. That is wonderful if that is what makes better sense to you. Symptom management, however, doesn’t fix the problem. It does not get to the nitty gritty of the issue. Sooner or later the symptoms will require additional medication because new symptoms have surfaced or the symptoms have gotten worse. If you are interested in the approach of actually correcting the issue and healing the body, it will take some time but well worth it in the end. You will understand much better what your health requires and you can maintain that if you commit to the lifestyle changes required.
With an understanding of the time, it is easier to make the mental commitment to the process. The body never fails, it is always the mind that gives in and quits. Mental preparation is necessary.
If you are interested in learning more about the FDN process, I would love to speak with you about it more. My contact information is available on the website. Let me know what questions I can answer for you.