Well, actually, yes – they can! (To a degree….)
If you’ve ready my book, FibroWHYalgia, or any of my hundreds of posts, you’ll notice that I write on the topic of “root causes” quite a bit. It’s important to me to share what I know. I listed 10 Root Causes of chronic Illness in my book based on my own experience in healing.
But the causes vary. There are numerous assaults on the body that can create a tipping point for anyone to develop a chronic health challenge. It’s up to us to learn about these causes so that we can address WHY our illness happened in the first place. We can’t actually pinpoint every cause, but we can look at them as a collection.
Additionally, we may not be able to define the time frame when each health challenge occurred, but we can get a good idea when we review our pain levels, past symptoms, symptom flares, and the circumstances surrounding these scenarios. We can become our own truth sleuths.
For example, when I reviewed my own health challenge history, I noticed symptom flares surrounding such disparate topics as — antibiotic use, hormonal changes (use of creams, pills, etc.), personal stress, work-related stress, infections, dental work, insomnia, injuries, toxic exposures, etc.
The more you investigate and analyze your past, the better.
The great thing about self-education is
once you learn something,
you can’t un-know (or un-learn) it.
So, in the interest of variety, here’s an article on some additional “causes” of chronic health concerns. While none of these are surprising to me, they may be new or unique to you.
Are any of these a challenge for you? Any of them surprise you? Share your stories here!