Founder's Sharing - 1
I vividly recall those junior high days plagued by severe stomach pains. At that time, we were clueless about the cause, yet looking back, it’s evident—it was Crohn's disease. My personal journey led me to this condition, a consequence of a high-stress lifestyle and a diet predominantly lopsided towards meat, lacking the essence of vegetables and fruits.
The transformation began when I transitioned to a more serene environment and gradually acquired a taste for veggies. Over the course of twenty years, my inclination towards vegetables grew, eventually leading me to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle, which I've now embraced for more than twenty-five years. One of the immediate perks of this shift was a decreased susceptibility to flu. In these past twenty-five years, I recall experiencing just two flu bouts, mostly due to insufficient rest.
However, altering one's diet isn't a miraculous fix for everything. Maintaining a balanced lifestyle is key—regular and moderate exercise, ample sleep, and a well-rounded diet with a focus on plant-based proteins are equally crucial. My quest for plant-based protein led me to discover a unique variety of Styrian oil pumpkin seeds from Austria. Astonishingly, these seeds were shell-less and remarkably delicious!
Incorporating this protein into my daily routine, I noticed a significant change. My fatigue dwindled, and the incessant craving for sugary treats began to fade. It dawned on me that the lingering fatigue stemmed from a lack of energy due to insufficient protein intake. This explained my constant urge for a sugar boost, which often manifested in desserts at every meal. Six months into integrating this protein, my cravings gradually diminished, and while I still relish desserts, they no longer feel like a necessity in my daily routine—a major relief as I navigate the aging process.
I hope that sharing my health journey might resonate with someone facing similar challenges. It's my aspiration that my experiences may offer insights and possibly benefit others. However, for anyone dealing with a medical issue, seeking professional medical guidance remains paramount. Use my journey as a piece of the puzzle, not the complete solution.