The start of the journey

I am 22.
I am a girlfriend, daughter, granddaughter, neice, friend and collegue.
I am type 1 Diabetic.
I am a Business Improvements/Operation Officer.
I am in love with food.
I am Suzi.

I want to save money.
I want to eat natural, whole foods.
I want to be more active.
I want to lose weight.
I want to be happy.
I want to be healthy.

My name is Suzi, I live in a tiny unit in Brisbane, Australia with my boyfriend Sam. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 18, I am now almost 23. I graduated from university with a Bachelors of Business Management majoring in Human Resources and got a job in a recruitment company. I know next to nothing about food, but I have recently become interested in wholefood eating, organic skincare, homemade eco-cleaners and living more simply. I don’t believe I can cure diseases by eating natural foods; but I believe in complementary therapies and wholefood eating.

A little while ago, I bought a ‘GrabOne’ deal for a massage at Brisbane Natural Health. After the massage, I decided to book a naturopath visit. See, when I was little I went to an irridologist, and he ‘cured’ my health issues at the time; so this isn’t something new for me really. While at my first visit with the naturopath, I picked up a book called ‘Food and Healing’ by Annemarie Colbin. It was fascinating; it sparked a frenzy of food blog searching, cookbook ordering, health blog searching, organic skincare products ordering and health food shop visits.

It was at this point that I thought, ‘Maybe I should start a blog and document how it makes me feel?’. I want to attempt to document my journey into wholefood eating, natuopath visits, having a healthier lifestyle, being more active and the effects it has on me. I have always enjoyed cooking and baking and I get pleasure out of making things that you use on a regular basis (ie. bread, cakes, biscuits, chutneys, soap etc). So this blog, will also attempt to document my journey into healthier cooking and general homemaking things.

It’s been a week since we started eating better. That makes it sound like we had a horrible diet beforehand, we didn’t, but we definitely ate our fair share of fastfood, sugar, chocolate, breads etc. I already feel better, I feel lighter and I feel as if the food we are eating keeps me from being hungry as often.

It’s been two weeks since my first naturopath visit. She gave me some ‘Glucobalance’, ‘AdrenoTone’ and ‘Magcal Plus’. Basically, the ‘Glucobalance’ is to help balance my bloodsugar levels, the ‘AdrenoTone’ is for my adrenal glands and to improve energy levels and the ‘Magcal Plus’…well I’m not actually sure what it’s for, but I do know I’m feeling good from the combination. Whether from the tablets, or the diet change or more probably, both, my blood sugar levels have reduced alot, meaning I’ve had to adjust my basal and bolus (insulin) rates to prevent hypoglycemic episodes. I have more energy, then I’ve had in awhile, and my stress and anxiety levels have reduced.

My family thinks I’m turning into a hippie, and even my boyfried is a healthy skeptic (we have even discussed him doing some blog posts, ‘Confessions of a skeptic boyfriend’). I just want to be healthy. I want to have a healthy body to reduce chances of diabetic complications. I want to be healthy because it makes me happy and feel good.

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4 thoughts on “The start of the journey

  1. Thats appreciable on your part. Because not everyone take the diabetes as seriously as you are and its good to read that your even getting results because of natural foods. My advice is to stick with that because in any kind of a disease the natural foods provide almost 75% of the cure. Shall be hearing from you. In the mean time check out my blog thats related to health and fitness. Also you’ll find some useful information about diabetes over there.

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