I have abnormal cells in my cervix. What’s wrong with you?

Health issues
“Health is the new wealth.” - Unknown

Health responsibility. I know someone with back pain. The same person also has knee pain. Another friend is pre-diabetic. I know someone with insomnia, with acne, with brain fog. I know someone with a beer belly and trouble losing weight and someone with a herniated disk. I know someone with colitis and someone with Crohn’s disease. I know two who have had their gallbladder removed. I know someone with adrenal fatigue, a guy with an enlarged prostate and another one recovering from a stroke. I know a lady with arthritis, another one with breast cancer and one that struggles with depression. My cervix is home to abnormal cells and my sinuses are blocked on and off. Let’s face it. We all have some health issues of some sort and are attempting to deal with them (or not).

Are you a victim or an achiever?

When I was told, that my cervix is home to abnormal cells I was shocked of course. No one wants to hear that. It only happens to other people you might know or on dramas on TV. I read on the web that long time use of birth control pills could be a cause. I took them for half of my life, what girl doesn’t? But today it doesn’t really matter. Somewhere in my life I made a decision based on the information I had at that time. All that matters today is that my immune system is struggling and I take full responsibility for it. This is my fault and I have to find a way to fix this.

I compare it to the following situation. There is a visitor that stayed way to long in your apartment and is about to abuse your hospitality. What do you do? You take action and get creative. You serve blood sausage for dinner, play the guitar terribly loud, turn the air condition very cold and don’t clean the bathroom for a while. Basically you do everything that makes his/her stay very uncomfortable. You try to kick them out and not just sit there, keep smiling and hope for the best.

And this is my approach to my health and abnormal cells. They have the potential to turn into cancer cells, given the right tools. I don’t want them to get comfortable so I try to deny what they need to thrive. My health and the future of these cells are in my hands. I think I have the power to change a negative situation to the better. I can support my immune system with healthy food, exercise and reducing stress. I’m not letting my head hang down and wait for the sword to fall. It’s my health responsibility.

You don’t get diabetes type II by accident.

I know not everyone agrees with me here. Some of you might think that nothing is your fault and you are the helpless victim. But I believe, that diseases (some restrictions apply) don’t strike randomly. You were not at the wrong place at the wrong time or looked at the “Diabetes” magazine once to often. You don’t get diabetes type II accidently. Lot’s of diseases/illnesses are by choice, meaning poor dietary and lifestyle choices cause you to get sick. Let’s have a look at few possible causes:

Gallbladder attack – gallstones can be caused by

  • Lack of Vitamin C
  • Things that increase cholesterol like stress, high sugar and high calories intake (processed food)

Diabetes type II – cells build resistance to insulin due to

Brain fog, Fatigue, Gas & Bloating, Eczema, Allergies – due to bad bacteria overgrowth in the GI tract caused by

  • Diet high in refined carbs, sugar, alcohol
  • High-stress lifestyle
  • Taking antibiotics too often

Weight gain, Beer belly

  • Poor dietary habits
  • Stress

Female infertility

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Stress
  • Excess dieting
  • Excess exercise

You get my point. The average bear doesn’t get gallbladder attacks, diabetes type II, eczemas or allergies just randomly because of bad luck. The average bear actually contributes to bad health. I’m not saying that we do this on purpose. But we can’t ignore the facts that more and more studies prove that dietary habits, the overall health of your digestive system and lifestyle choices (smoking, excess alcohol consumption, lack of exercise and too much stress) do matter. Now it’s time to realize and accept the fact that everyone is responsible for his or her own health and happiness.

I have abnormal cells in my cervix. What’s wrong with you? by
Tanja Knapp
About the Author
Tanja Knapp

Tanja Knapp is an Explorer, Adventurer and Happiness Hunter currently camping in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Her roots are in Germany where she grew up on a remote farm. A colony of abnormal cells in her cervix taught her the lesson that would change her life forever. Life doesn't get better by chance, it get better by change. She truly believes in creating happiness & health through constant adapting, growing and evolving. Her super power is curiosity. With her blog she likes to inspire others to explore uncharted territory.

If she is not busy writing, running, swimming or cycling, she is expanding her knowledge, exploring the World, and taking on new challenges.

She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and graduated with an Honors diploma in Holistic Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2013. She obtained a Hospitality certification in 1998 and a Marketing Communications diploma in 2004. She has worked both in Europe and North America.

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