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Why Your Health, And Your Attention To It, Is The Base Of Your Life

Why Your Health, And Your Attention To It, Is The Base Of Your Life

A few weeks ago, I had a visual pop into my head in the middle of the night. I was inspired to sit up, pull out my journal, turn on my bedside flashlight and right it down.

I’ve since come to view the image as a skyscraper. The middle part, where all the floors of the building would be, is all about your life and what you experience on a daily basis:  work, relationships, fun, etc. And that’s where most of us put our focus. 

Your physical and mental health are represented by the foundation of the building, the part that’s underground and not typically visible. Without the proper foundation, everything above is at risk. The building will be compromised and could sink or collapse if the builders neglect to build a proper foundation. 

When I started my own healing process in 2000, I was focused intently on my physical health. I started with exercise, supplementation and bodywork, and experienced some quick wins that inspired me to keep going. 

As my health improved, I completely overhauled my diet, personal care products, and household cleaning products to find the best options available to support my other efforts. I became very mindful of my home environment and chose non-toxic and healthy options for furniture, bedding, etc., whenever possible. 

My health continued to dramatically improve and I was further inspired to see how much farther I could take it. 

When I started addressing my mental, emotional and spiritual health, and examining my beliefs, thoughts, emotions and actions, I was able to reach a whole new level of health. It opened my eyes to how limited our perception of health really is and how much we are missing out on by overlooking these foundational aspects of our health that affect every other aspect of our lives. 

At the top of my diagram, you can see a circle that I labeled “higher consciousness” (misspelled in the middle of the night). We have the ability to see all of what’s going on, find what’s being overlooked and/or neglected, and shift anything we desire. 

And this is where the magic happens. Unlike a building foundation that can only be built before the rest of the building, we have the ability to examine, shift and change every aspect of our health on an ongoing basis. 

Those efforts directly impact, and have the ability to significantly enhance and constantly upgrade, every other aspect of our life. And this is how you can create the life of your dreams! 

I can’t encourage you enough to deeply consider your “foundation”. You can put a lot of effort into some aspects of your health and the life you’ve created and desire, and still be at risk if and when other pieces of your foundation have been overlooked or are being neglected. 

Awareness is the first step. Creating a plan to strengthen what weaknesses you discover comes next. 

Sometimes the answers are obvious and easy, and other times that are elusive. Action is always easier when you have the right guidance and support in place. 

Let me know what comes up for you so I can point you in the right direction to take action on what you discover.

Hidden Microbial Issues Can Sabotage Your Current and Long-Term Health

Hidden Microbial Issues Can Sabotage Your Current and Long-Term Health

I’m a huge proponent of taking matters into your own hands, listening to how your body feels and customizing your lifestyle to honor your unique needs and desires. This approach has served me beautifully in my own healing and wellness journey. 

I also have a team of talented practitioners that I rely on to support me in keeping my body on track. Over the years, this has changed dramatically and has included bodywork, nutrition, therapists, physical therapy and more. 

As a clinical nutritionist, I can easily see how regular visits with my private clients help them stay on track and ahead of the game. The muscle testing protocols that I use allow me to evaluate the function of bodily systems and identify immune challenges, toxicity issues like heavy metals and chemicals, nutrient deficiencies, deficits in function, and other issues that interfere with optimal health and vitality. 

As a society, our view of how microbes affect the body is limited. We tend to only suspect bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites as potential culprits when we feel sick with cold or flu symptoms, intestinal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. But the presence of microbes in your body does not always cause symptoms.  

Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a viral family popping up in many of my clients. A few of them have felt ill, but most of them have not. And yet they knew something wasn’t right as the virus was interfering with proper bodily function. For some, it made old issues flare (skin rashes, belly discomfort, etc.), while some just felt tired or “not right”. 

They attributed how they were feeling to their busy lives, stress or lifestyle choices if they hadn’t been eating well or drinking enough water. And those things alone can and do interfere with proper bodily function. But without the proper support to eradicate these microbes, their bodies may have continued to lose function, experience an increase in symptoms over time, and work their way towards significant health challenges without ever knowing how it all started. 

If you don’t have talented practitioners that support your efforts, I highly encourage you to begin a search and experimentation process to find out what services are available in your area and what services will work well for your body and lifestyle. It has been my experience that your needs are likely to vary at different times in your life. 

We live in a complicated world and we need the support of others to make the most of our health. Our bodies require support in eliminating hidden issues that can be highly problematic, such as the presence of unhealthy microbes. 

If you don’t know what type of practitioner to look for, hit reply and tell me what your needs are. I’d be happy to point you in the right direction and share any resources I’m aware of. 

You need amazing health to have the life you dream of. And there’s nothing I want more for you.

Feeling Rested Involves Much More Than Sleep

Feeling Rested Involves Much More Than Sleep

If you don’t feel rested after a full night’s sleep, the issue may be quality over quantity.

Having trouble feeling rested?

Posted by Design your healthy life on Thursday, January 3, 2019