This health challenge is all about increasing your body intelligence. My belief is that you are the expert of your body. The more you can learn about how your body works, the more you are able to look after it and feel the very best you can. When you feel great......then anything is possible!
One of the reasons I am so passionate about Body Intelligence is that I have learnt so much professionally through treating other people, but also, my personal health has led me to search far and wide for an understanding of the body.
The turning point
The most significant turning point for me was when I was about 18 years old. I had suffered since my childhood from gut problems and migraine headaches and at this point the problems has escalated to the point where I can remember lying on the floor at home in a foetal position crying because the pain was so bad. I ended up in the consulting room of a gastroenterologist, after many unpleasant tests, and he prescribed me anti depressants to solve my gut issues. As I was in my second year of uni at this stage, I had enough knowledge to know that this was ridiculous and thankfully had enough determination to resist the advice and find another solution.
So my journey of healing and learning has taken me to many courses, many countries and many practitioners. I have tried eating everything from disgusting herbal concoctions to weird and wonderful drinks, soups and stews. I have done everything from brewing my own herbal tonics to burning candles in my ears. I have spat in test tubes, pooed in containers and cut hair off to analyse. I have had some amazing experiences and some horrible experiences.
I cannot tell you I have all the answers, but I can share with you what I have learnt. I used to hate my body. I hated the way I looked, I hated the way I felt and I hated the fact that I couldn’t do all the things I wanted to.
Respect your body
I never reached a point of loving my body. However, I have reached a point much deeper than that, and that is to respect my body.
Through this 30 day health challenge, my hope is that you too will find a new level of respect for your body. I will guide you through this journey so that you may develop skills for living a truly healthy and happy life.
Let’s do it!
This document has been prepared for the Body Intelligence 30 Health Challenge by Jacqueline Edser and is to be used in this context only. The information provided is not meant to substitute professional assessment or medical diagnostics and treatment.