Hi there! I’m Alexandra and the second half of Healed by Bacon. I’m your typical type A personality with an avid love of guided meditation and chocolate – and by chocolate I mean a lot of chocolate. I’m also (without sounding too cheesy) on a path to heal my body.
In 2008 I fell ill with a serious case of glandular fever, my doctors actually thought it was meningitis – but thankfully it wasn’t! Since then, my body has never recovered. In times of stress, or after late nights (and by late nights, I mean anything later than 10pm) I become extremely fatigued and run down to the point where I find it hard to function. Then in 2012 I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This came as a shock to me, I didn’t fit the typical PCOS profile, but who can challenge multiple blood test and ultrasounds results?
Initially my doctor told me not to worry about it until I wanted to have children, but this didn’t sit well with me, so I sought a second opinion. This doctor suspected that a tumour on my pituitary gland may have been causing my problems. However when the blood tests disproved this theory, my new doctor told me that she didn’t know how to help.
Adding to my health issues, I have been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue.
Like many others, I was not satisfied with my doctors’ diagnosis nor prognosis. I felt lost. I was sick of feeling dull, drained and fatigued. But where was I to go? Who could I turn to?
I’m on a journey to find answers and heal my body, so (cue the cliché) I can feel the best I possibly can. I’m on a constant search to find ways to reduce the impact of stress and inflammation on my body – whether it be through exercise, nutrition, meditation or anything else that may assist!
I hope that Healed by Bacon will provide the tools and answers for you going through the same issues we are. As we know all too well, our health problems are complex and sometimes what the doctor orders just doesn’t work for us.
Today our lives are filled with information and unfortunately, we don’t have the luxury of time to read through it all. Healed by Bacon can become your ‘one-stop-shop’ for your questions and you can have safety in knowing that what we blog about, we have tried and tested ourselves.
I hope that through my journey, I can provide you with some titbits of knowledge that you can apply to your life and help to alleviate your symptoms.