I began crowding out packaged foods and added sugar with organic whole foods simply by opting for whole foods more than anything else. I prepared all food at home and packed my lunch and snacks to take with me to work every single day. Not only do packaged foods tend to have too much sugar, but they may also be made with additives, preservatives, and unhealthy fats. Always read the label of packaged foods and choose organic whole foods whenever possible.
Ultimately, cleaning up my diet and listening to my body helped me ditch the OTC drug I was told to take every day to manage my acid reflux. But the most important thing I learned is that my deep desire to get to the root cause of the issue and heal naturally was the most powerful tool in my healing. Without that, everything I needed to do would have seemed either impossible or like an inconvenience. Actions are important and truly necessary, but for them to become long-term and lead to healing, they need to be fueled by something unwavering.
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