I was always going to struggle around illness. This part of my life was already mapped out for me the day I was born. My immunity doesn’t work at the rate a full term baby’s immune system works. I have to be careful around stress.
I take supplements that help with digestion, reflux and general wellbeing, but they tend to stop working when I struggle with illness. Although I deal with reflux and digestion problems that take a hold when I’m ill, I have educated myself on ways of reducing both, when I’m not ill and have been pretty successful at it.
Within minutes of having respiratory problems, phlegm collects on my lungs; my digestion takes a knock, as does reflux, making it hard for me to swallow, talk, eat and breathe properly. Conventional remedies are just too strong, so they’re often not an option either.
I tend to cross the dividing line between wellness and illness very quickly. A stressful day can give me reflux and digestion problems with little warning. Because of little warning, I try to take out as much stress as I can. My health issues every now and again concern me.