Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions along the lines of: “When am I going to get better?”
I get emails like this all the time:
“Hi guys, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 5 years ago and I started SCD 2 weeks ago. So far my energy is better and my diarrhea’s been cut in half. My only question is: when am I going to heal? Do you think I even will be able to? Right now I can only eat 8 foods.” – Christina
I love this question. Mostly because when I was sick 7 years ago I spent endless hours trolling Google trying to find the answer myself. So I’m going to share some of the writing I’ve done about this before… because I could reply back with any number of cliché inspirational sayings we have, like:
- “It took a long time to get sick and it takes a long time to get better”
- “This healing process is a marathon, not a sprint – you’re doing great!”
- “Everyone has a custom diet that works for them… you just have to keep testing until you find yours”
Each of these reassuring clichés is completely true, but what I love about Christina is: she already started the diet. She already accomplished the most difficult part of taking control of her health by overcoming thoughts in her head like “What if it doesn’t work for me?” or “I don’t have time to cook all this food.”
Starting the diet is not only the first step, but it’s the most important one. Christina is going to be just fine.
How do I know?
She cut her BM’s by 50% in two weeks.