Thanks for all the kind comments and thoughtful inquiries about my health. It is a funny role reversal of sorts.
Before going into this I put some thought into how public I should be with my own health. I really felt that it was important for you to know that we are in this together, we are all a work in progress, and no one can ignore their own health without consequences.
I also wanted you to know that it does take effort. Have you ever seen someone who seems naturally thin and athletic? Think about watching a duck move up a river. Just because it looks like it is moving along effortlessly, you have no idea how hard it is paddling beneath the surface.
Sure there may be some who are naturally fit, naturally successful, or naturally brilliant, but they are the odd-balls. Not only that, when the inevitable difficulties do show up, they are less equipped to weather them. Those of us who are no stranger to struggle will be unfazed.
I just had my first outing since September. My son and I spent a boys weekend at the Grand Canyon. I planned on taking just a few steps down the main trail into the canyon to let him have a new view. It felt so good to be out in the brisk air moving through breathtaking beauty.
I went further than I planned to but the setback was close to negligible – no regrets.
I promise, when you follow the right strategies and give your body the tools it needs, it can get better and you will be glad you persisted!
To your health,
(c) 2015- Integrative Health Care, PC
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Dr. Alan Christianson is an Arizona-based Naturopathic Physician who helps people overcome adrenal and thyroid disorders and achieve lasting fat loss. He authored the New York Times’ bestselling Adrenal Reset Diet, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease. Dr. Christianson is the founding physician behind Integrative Health.
Dr. Christianson can be reached at www.MyIntegrativeHealth.com, www.DrChristianson.com and 480-657-0003.