The Road to Wellness is completely backwards from what I used to think it was. Yep, #Backwards.
Here’s a fun list of what I USED to believe about health:
I could go on, but I’m sure you get the picture. I USED to be AGAINST a lot of things, and I took every precaution to avoid everything “bad,” while eating as healthy as I could and exercising regularly.
And then I got sick anyway. WTH???
Now, don’t get me wrong, I did the best I could at the time. And I especially believe that eating healthy and exercising regularly helped me feel better most of the time. But when my emotional stress got the best of me, none of the other “healthy” things worked.
On my road to wellness, I’ve had...
Pain is a big industry. A lot of time and money gets dumped into searching for answers to or merely managing pain. At some point in our lives we all experience pain. We are taught to deal with pain in various ways: walk it off, take a product to help it go away, numb ourselves with food/alcohol/drugs.
But what if your pain was simply a message? And what happens when you ignore messages? They tend to get bigger, more obnoxious, more in-your-face. The more you ignore something important, the greater the chance that it snowballs out-of-control. This message is trying to get your attention. It won’t stop until you finally get the message that something is out-of-balance, something needs to change in your life.
As a mind-body doctor, I’ve had to personally confront my own messages. At first I ignored the messages, thinking they were going to be too scary. We all do this. It’s...
It seems that everyone has an opinion on how to naturally balance your hormones. And most of these opinions entail testing and products. Sometimes a lot of both. The testing helps to paint a picture of what is out-of-balance, what is too high and what is too low. Then products are added to allow your body to make more of something and to detox whatever is too high.
The most common hormonal imbalance for women is too much estrogen and too little progesterone, also known as estrogen-dominance. Typically a progesterone product is added to help balance these two hormones.
I went through all of this hormone stuff about 8 years ago. I’m 50 now, and boy is life a lot better now! And I’m not even in menopause! My biggest problem 8 years ago was the horrible mood swings. I felt like I turned into a monster 2 weeks every month. I tried to hide my anger, but it always just came out. And I just couldn’t help but direct my anger at my loved ones. Not fun.
And then my breast...
I had 2 people in the past week ask me how they could help a loved one who has been really sick. What should they say? What should they do?
This is a great question, as well as a very controversial one! If you ask a sick person this question, their response will be very different because they are looking through the lens of the ego (think about the ego as if talking logically to a 2 year-old…logic doesn’t work with a toddler).
I don’t pretend to have all of the answers, but I can at least share my personal experience as well as what I’ve learned along the way in working with really sick clients. First I’ll give you some background on what is going on in the mind of a sick person, then I’ll give you some pointers on how to help them, and then I’ll tell my story (what it took for me to finally wake up).
A Course In Miracles states that “All illness is mental illness.” What this means is that our physical body will reflect our...
Facts and statistics are all well and good…until your belief in them dictates your health! This is especially concerning when a doctor is giving you “facts and statistics” related to a diagnosis. Are you aware of how susceptible or suggestible you are?
What would you think if a doctor told you any of the following?
These suggestible statements are called the Nocebo Effect. If you believe them, they will...
Making any significant change in our lives always involves some “inner” work. Whether we want better health, better relationships, more money, a different job…it’s all the same. You have to shift your mindset in order to get different results or to break out of your same old patterns. And I’m not talking about merely setting goals & thinking positively…let’s go a bit deeper…
Here are 3 great starting points to consider:
Good quality sleep is so important for your health and well-being. When we have it, we can feel amazing and feel like we are on top of the world. When we don’t have it, we are left with a compromised immune system, and a cranky personality.
When we are already sick, it can seem like an uphill battle getting the good quality sleep that our body needs. We can do and try all the “right” things – turn off the TV, keep electronic devices more than 3 feet from our bed, take a relaxing bath, take a melatonin supplement, keep your bedroom dark, regulate the temperature in your bedroom, etc. – and yet still not get a good night’s sleep.
In fact, here is a link to an article by Dr. Joe Mercola, DO, from his website, www.Mercola.com, that outlines what you should be doing: The Top 5 Sleep Aid Tips.
But you know what? When I was sick with severe adrenal fatigue and Lyme Disease, I tried ALL of these things and still didn’t sleep well. Maybe you are...
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