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The Road to Wellness [#Backwards...It's not what you think!]

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:

  • You have to eat healthy to be healthy
  • You have to exercise to be healthy
  • Taking prescribed medication is BAD
  • Using chemicals on your lawn is BAD
  • Using chemicals in your house will KILL you
  • Getting vaccinations will HARM you
  • Using plastic will HARM you

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...

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How to Naturally Balance Your Hormones (without products)

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...

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How I was finally able to get a good night’s sleep!

 

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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