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How To Overcome The Travel Blues When You Return From Vacation

How To Overcome The Travel Blues When You Return From Vacation

Have you ever felt like you needed a vacation from your vacation?

I know I have. It doesn’t matter if you had a relaxing vacation or one that was action-packed. Once you’re home, you can feel drained – both mentally and physically.

Recently, I returned from beautiful Sedona, Arizona. What I love so much about that place is there’s no shortage of healthy food. Plus, there’s plenty of outdoor activities and hiking. And I’m so energized when I’m in that part of the country.

Sounds perfect? Right. Unfortunately, that 2-hour time change took some time to adjust.

After traveling for 7 years of my old career, I finally learned how doable it is to remain healthy – during and after a trip. 

4 Steps To Overcome The Travel Blues And Remain Healthy While Traveling

To overcome the travel blues (especially after you return from your trip), follow these simple tips. No longer do you have to take a vacation after your vacation. 

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1. Get Ahead Of Your Jet Lag

Jet lag is a very real thing, and it can last for a few days (depending on how many time zones you cross and how much effort you put into making sure the transition is smooth). 

One of the best things you can do for yourself while battling jet lag is to get natural light therapy. That means sunlight!

Sunlight influences your body’s internal clock, also known as your circadian rhythm. When you’re traveling any amount of distance, especially to a different time zone, your body needs to adjust. Once you acclimate to the new-to-you sunlight schedule, your body will wake up and fall asleep at the appropriate times.

To prepare, start adjusting your sleep schedule a few days before you travel. However, this can be a little difficult if your work hours lack flexibility. So a lot of times, it’s easier to adjust once you reach your destination.

Morning sunlight exposure can help you adjust to the new time zones. But if you combine some sort of outdoor exercise (like walking), your body will adjust more quickly.

2. Don’t Forget To Pack Your Favorite Supplements

Here are some of the must-haves for my packing list. With these products and supplements, my body adjusts to travel and recuperates more quickly once I’m back home.

Coffee

When I travel, I bring my healthy coffee that’s infused with an adaptogen called Ganoderma. The ancients referred to it as the “King of Herbs” and for a good reason. The caffeine from the coffee helps me start my day energized. And the Ganoderma helps balance stress that could come as a side effect of jet lag or travel in general.

Melatonin

The naturally occurring hormone in your body that your brain produces to counter wakefulness and stress is called melatonin. As it is associated with the circadian rhythm, sun and artificial lights can block its production.

However, melatonin supplements can be very beneficial to take before bed. It helps balance out the effects of stress from your travel-filled day. 

Towels your body wind down in the evening, it’s best to take it about 30 minutes before bedtime. If you have extra trouble sleeping while traveling, you can increase the dose a bit. But if you’re new to melatonin, you can start as little as 1 milligram and still feel the benefits. 

Probiotic

Along with messing with your sleep, air travel also changes the bacteria in your gut. So it’s normal to notice cravings, changes in your appetite, or even difficulty pooping. 

If you’re a frequent flyer, make sure you have a good, high-dose probiotic on hand. 

Is your struggle with gut health preventing you from living your best life? Get in touch with me today to get started on your journey to a happy, healthy, and whole you.

Daily Greens & Detox

Eating enough vegetables can be difficult while traveling. While it may be easy to eat right, expect your meals to not be as balanced as you’d like.

Try to bring a daily greens powder and detox formula with protein with you. These two things help you get enough nutrients while pulling out toxins that you’re exposed to while traveling or eating out too much. When traveling, add in a couple of different formulas and add a handful of nuts or an avocado. And that turns into a great healthy breakfast you wouldn’t have access to otherwise.

This daily form of detox is something I share with my clients so that they understand how to implement routines to stay healthy long term.

Digestive Enzymes

It’s pretty difficult to avoid eating out while on the road. But we have to think about the food we consume in restaurants. The quality is likely not the same as what we consume in our homes. A digestive enzyme can help you digest foods more efficiently. 

Furthermore, we all have a tendency to be a little more lenient on the foods we allow on our plates while traveling. So if and when that happens, you want to make sure you give your body the best chance to digest efficiently.

3. Make A Practical Meal Plan You Can Stick To

Another way to set yourself up for success while traveling is to eat as many healthy, home-cooked meals as possible. For instance, try to stay in a place with a kitchen. This way, you can prepare at least one healthy meal there each day. It’s easy to stop by a local grocery store and grab a whole chicken, avocado, boiled eggs, raw vegetables, fruits, and a healthy salad dressing like Primal Kitchen.

Don’t allow snack attacks ruin your healthy eating. It’s a good idea to carry plenty of healthy snacks like single-serving packets of almond butter, coconut butter, protein bars, and meat sticks. 

Electrolytes are always good to have on hand because traveling in itself can be dehydrating. This is especially true if your trip will include a day(s) of adventure. So be prepared to keep yourself hydrated. 

Do you find sticking to a wellness plan challenging? Then contact me today to learn how I can customize a plan just for you, cheer on your success, and also hold you accountable.

4. Take Care Of Your Body Before, During, & After Travel Days

The absolute best way to stay healthy while you’re traveling and after you return home is to take care of your body the best you can.

For starters, make sure you’re getting proper amounts of sleep. When you wake up, get sunlight in the mornings and again in the afternoons. It’s also a good idea to take an evening walk to help balance your blood sugar before bed. 

But of course, enjoy your vacation. Splurge a little on meals, but eat as healthy as you can and limit your alcohol intake. And don’t forget to pack a few supplements to support your body’s needs.

When you return home, give yourself a day to recuperate. Plan ahead to avoid having a lot of meetings on your calendar. Instead, use it as a day to catch up on emails and take it easy.

Once you’re home, get back on track with healthy, home-cooked meals full of plenty of whole foods and good nutrition. And, leave time in your schedule to go on morning walks and do restorative exercises to help reset those circadian rhythms.

Additionally, you may want to schedule a massage to help move your lymphatic system. I usually like to schedule mine at the end of the week when I return.

Do you have your own favorite travel hacks to get back on track? If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Ready To Implement Routines To Use At Home & On The Road To Remain Healthy While Traveling?

Travel should be fun, but it shouldn’t set you back when it comes to your health progress.

After all, the best way to enjoy your life, whether at home or on the road, is to keep your body and mind healthy. If you’re ready to start experiencing the life God intended for you, then we should talk. Apply for a complimentary call with me today. If your goals are a good fit for my program, then I will invite you to transform your health with me as your guide.

Living In Health: The Surprising Truth To Making It A Reality

Living In Health: The Surprising Truth To Making It A Reality

When you’re not feeling your best, do you find yourself going to the doctor for another pill to subdue a symptom? 

Or another lab test to diagnose a disease? 

Maybe you’re being offered another surgery to cut something out?

What do you think it takes to be healthy?

Eating a healthy diet? Taking the right lab test? Getting enough exercise? Sleeping the proper amount?

Now, I want you to think back to a time when you were feeling your best and truly living in health.

What did your relationships look like?

How was your work environment?

Did you feel a spiritual connection?

And when did things start to go wrong?

If you’re like most people, a major stressor is likely what led to the downward spiral of your health.

When this occurs, we start to notice tiny symptoms in our bodies. Then, we push those aside and ignore them… Until we can’t ignore them any longer.

This very same thing happened to me many years ago. My body was starting to speak to me very softly. I even felt the mental nudge that I needed to slow down. But against my better judgment, I kept going. 

Before long, I was at the sickest point in my life. I was fatigued, anxious, depressed, couldn’t sleep, and had no drive or ambition.

And I felt like my body was failing me. 

Is this you? Are you ready to start living in health?

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How To Start Living In Health

At the time my body was failing me, I was a practicing nurse and I was seeing patients who were just like me. I was feeling very frustrated for them and frustrated for myself because I was suffering alongside them. 

Did we really need to run all of these tests? 

Why was the process so frustrating?

Both the patients and I were begging for another pill, potion, or surgery just to find some relief. Like my patients, my doctors ran all kinds of tests and gave me diagnosis after diagnosis, on top of multiple medications. They even offered surgery to solve my issues when it became apparent that the pills and potions weren’t doing the trick.

Then one day, I woke up. And I realized that I couldn’t live this life anymore.

You may be in this place right now. The place I was when I began to question everything. How could I, as a nurse, not know how to start living in health?

That awakening led me to do my own research into the truth about medicine. Is this sounding all too familiar? I remember that feeling. Don’t put off your health and life any longer. Contact me today to say hello to a healthier you.

Focus Your Attention On Being Whole

Eventually, I started seeing the body as a whole.

Have you ever thought about the intelligent piece of machinery we’re walking around in?

Do you ever wonder how truly powerful it is?

And do you realize how connected the mind, body, and spirit truly are?

A lot of the personal work I did on myself had to do with learning to master my mind and emotions while working on my character.

This was the very first step I took in my life to heal my physical body. And then, I realized it… No one was looking at the whole picture. 

After seeing this, I couldn’t go back.

You may wonder what in the world this has to do with your diabetes or high blood pressure… But it’s all connected. 

I thought functional medicine was the answer. While I believed in many of the same things, a lot of the same traditional medicine principles were overtaking the natural health industry. Instead of a prescription pill, I found myself making replacements with supplements. In fact, I went through several functional medicine doctors. 

Yet, I remained sick.

Have you been there? If so, you understand the place of frustration I was in.

I wanted to know more about what makes the body healthy and how a person gets sick. I was looking at all the studies, following the experts, and trying the latest and greatest biohacks.

But most of all, I started investigating my own life and what I was missing. I started thinking back to the times when I was living my happiest life. And I was comparing those times to my sickest.

The answer started to become even more clear.

Gain A Different Perspective To Connect The Dots

This is what you’re not going to learn from your doctor. This is the stuff they are never taught in medical school. Everything that we think of as health is only a mask. 

What really matters is that you fuel yourself with the things that God created. That you nourish healthy relationships and enjoy what you do in your career. And that you find a place or a way to express yourself creatively while addressing underlying trauma and mindset issues. This also means learning to express your emotions instead of holding them back, be authentic to who you are, and find a way to live a life of health and abundance – no matter what.

If you don’t have these things, then this is exactly how you can end up going from doctor to doctor – always feeling like you’re doing all the right thing without getting results.It’s not about calories in and calories out. And it’s certainly not about the latest health trends. The human body is much more complex than that.

Heal The Damaging Disconnect

We are so disconnected from ourselves as a people.

You may feel that you’re doing everything for your physical body. You may be exercising, eating right, and doing all the things. But if you’re not taking care of your mind and heart, and tapping into that person who is at your core, then your body will be a reflection of that.

I tell my clients that we can’t keep going around acting like crazy people. The type-A personalities run from one thing to the next – never slowing down but still expecting to live in health. 

It doesn’t work like that.

The body needs appreciation from us – just as the mind needs time to rest if we expect to be creative. And we can love others more easily if we learn to love ourselves first.

We need to learn to tune into our intuition. It is the most beautiful part of us. We need to learn that we are our own healers. And when we learn to tap into that, we won’t have to worry so much about the pills and potions that are being pushed on us by a model that doesn’t work.

It is who we are at our core that matters. And no one can tell us who that is. Once you realize this, you will understand that you have all the tools. And you will be prepared to start living in health. 

Tap Into Healing From The Inside Out

My clients are so successful because they understand their bodies and the tools available to them. I teach them how to tap into this part of themselves while offering a strategic plan that truly allows them to heal from the inside out. 

Doing this allows my clients to tune into their bodies at any given time to give it what it needs to be whole. And it doesn’t matter if that need is mental, emotional, spiritual, or physical. 

The science is in, but you are listening to the wrong message. There are plenty of studies on spirituality, love, gratitude, and living a life of pleasure. These studies show how our health improves the more we tap into these resources.Are you prepared to trust your body’s signals? Then I am here to be your guide. Get in touch with me today to get started on your journey to a happy, healthy, and whole you.

Tune Into Your Own Intuition To Start Living In Health

I’m not telling you that a doctor is not important or that nutrition doesn’t matter. And I’m definitely not telling you that you shouldn’t move your body. All of these things are important.

But what I am saying is that we have to learn to develop ourselves personally.

So if you’re experiencing some kind of symptom in your body, I want you to start asking yourself questions. Because there may be a reason you’re sick and it may have little to do with your physical body.

You can start by asking yourself what is out of balance and what your body needs from you right now at this moment. If you open yourself up to the possibility that the answer is already within you, then you will realize how powerful you truly are.

Ready To Start Living In Health The Way God Intended?

Stress is an absolute driver behind disease, and it has overtaken the majority of our population today. And I don’t just mean the stress of recent events. 

If I get down to the core of it, stress is the number one reason people walk into my practice. And most of the time, they don’t even realize it. Because they come to me to help with their digestion, energy, metabolism, hormones – but they don’t realize that it’s all connected to stress.

When we learn to be true to who we are, everything on the inside will radiate on the outside. And this is something no doctor can ever give us.

So, I have a prescription for you today, if you will accept. 

And that is… Stop.

Be still. 

Ask yourself and your body what it needs from you right now to be healthy. And trust your intuition.

Whatever your body answers, go with it. It might just be the very thing to give you the total transformation you’ve been longing for. If you’re ready to put a stop to visiting doctors with no answers, then apply for a complimentary call with me today. If your goals are a good fit, then I will invite you to allow me to guide you through your transformation to health.

 

A Story Of How My Recent Illness Impacted Me Deeply

A Story Of How My Recent Illness Impacted Me Deeply

I’ve spent a lot of time this past month thinking back to when I was at the sickest point of my life. It impacted every single organ. I believe that’s by design. Stress and sickness can eventually impact everything. Your relationships, finances, career, social life. It could also show up as an imbalance in a lot of different areas, like your hormones, your digestive system, your immune system, weight and metabolism issues, or autoimmune conditions. 

I have experienced pain in every single organ system. 

I was on a ton of medications and the only other solution being advised to me was to be cut open on an operating table. 

So I went on a mission to heal my body naturally. I was tired of hearing the same message over and over that the doctors needed to throw yet another medication my way. 

Everything I needed to heal my body was placed on this earth. All it took was the knowledge to know how to access it. 

Once I started living a natural and functional lifestyle, my symptoms disappeared for 10 years. That ultimately became a point of pride for me. It was a flag that I waved proudly and boldly. I had been 100% healed. 

That was until my recent illness impacted me deeply and in multiple ways.

How Health’s Longevity Plays Out

I’ve been silent about this topic – mainly because there are so many polarizing viewpoints and I didn’t want to get distracted by that. 

My recent illness impacted me deeply and this needs to be said…

If you’ve been around here for some time, you know my message is one of longevity. I believe you don’t have to get sick before you die. You can live in health right now and into old age. 

However, when there is longevity, it is easy to fall off the straight and narrow path. Over the last couple of months, I compromised a couple of areas of my life. For a moment, I forgot that everything matters when it comes to your health. 

Every time you allow some sort of stress to creep in, eat something that doesn’t agree with your stomach, don’t put yourself first, forget the boundaries that you need to set, or lose your grounding… 

All those things matter and impact your health. 

It’s not a one-and-done game. 

It’s a do the right things every day, day in and day out, for your health.[RELATED: 7 Tips To Start Living in Optimal Health & Break Free From Your Body’s Underlying Malfunction]

My Recent Illness Impacted Me Deeply & Changed My Outlook

Every time I experience a symptom in my body, I remember the imbalances in my past cycles of illness. If I wake up with a headache, I remember the migraines that’d last a month or longer. Panic, fear, and sleepless nights used to consume me. I used to live a life directed by how I was feeling every single day. I’ve been reminded of all of those things – especially this last month. 

Getting sick again has impacted me physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

My fever lasted 17 days without breaking. It was only when a friend sent me wet sock therapy that I was actually able to break that fever. Upper respiratory stuff was affecting my quality of life. I was living on anti-inflammatory medication – which destroys our gut. Unfortunately because of the symptoms, I had to rely on those medications to simply make it through the day. 

I’m grateful to have a lot of tools and resources stashed in the back of my mind for moments like this… even though I pray they don’t happen often. 

Now, I’m on the tail-end of this illness. But, that doesn’t negate the fact that I’ve watched people die because of this same illness. 

Despite the heartbreaking symptoms I experienced, I’m appreciative of the lessons that came my way. Here’s what I learned: 

Compassion

My compassion for my clients has come back. It’s stronger than it’s been in a long time. 

I remember what it feels like to be sick. After 10 years, it’s so easy to forget that. As I remember what pain and aches feel like, I know that many of my clients have been living with these symptoms. I used to catch every illness that came my way and now I remember how that currently pertains to many of my clients and readers. Headaches, sleepless nights, and having to change clothes in the middle of the night because I was sweating due to menopausal symptoms in my mid-late twenties. These symptoms ruled my life. 

I’ve been reminded of the unpleasant times and the fact that my clients come to me because they are currently experiencing these symptoms in their own lives. But most importantly, I am reminded that you are the reason for my career path. Because I want you to experience everything wonderful this world has to offer.

Gratitude

I’ve experienced so much gratitude the support I do have – gratitude for my health, husband, and God. 

Through this, I’ve met the right people at the right time. Fortunately, I partnered with the right consultants to help my business continue without me. It has run seamlessly. New clients came about when I couldn’t even market. Breaks in my schedule, cancellations of appointments… Everything worked out.

I realized that the God of this magnificent universe was holding me. That every day, we run around trying to make things happen, fit puzzle pieces together… and it should be simple. In this gratitude I feel even more compelled to help you, my clients and readers, to find wholeness in your health.

[RELATED: What Lights You Up? How To Add Positivity To Your Mindset]

Simplicity

I failed in so many ways to see the simplicity of life for what it was. I can walk outside and hear the birds singing to me. When I see the deer, I appreciate them. Once again, I can feel the blades of grass growing next to me. I’m grateful for the seasons of life. I can see the abundance of the universe all around me. And more than anything, I want this beauty in simplicity to grace your life.

Because when you appreciate even the smallest of things, you can live a life fuller than you ever imagined. 

I’m in a different place spiritually and it’s all thanks to getting sick.

I’m here, ready, back, and stronger than ever post-recovery. I can feel the energy coming back. This is one of the greatest lessons. I fully expect abundance in my health, my business, my clients, my relationships, and my free time. That’s what I deserve in this life. And you deserve it, too. You deserve the freedom that health brings. I can truly say that I am grateful that I can experience this and be on the other side. And I’m grateful to share my experience with you – whether or not you’ve fallen ill – because together, we can experience healing.

I’m so glad that God has given me the ability to see illness in this way. 

Are You Ready To Go On This Journey With Me? 

This message was not one that I ever dreamed of giving, but it’s one that I believe you need to hear. There is hope even in sickness. There is hope in living a life free of disease and pain. If you’re ready to go on a journey with me, I invite you to schedule some time to speak with me here. 

My recent illness impacted me deeply and reignited my passion for guiding you on your health journey. 

If you’re not ready to commit yet, join my Love Yourself to Health with Chelsie Facebook group. This community is encouraging, life-giving, and resourceful. 

Either way, I invite you to open yourself up to better health.

Honor Your Body & Put Calorie Counting To Rest

Honor Your Body & Put Calorie Counting To Rest

Are you still counting calories?

If the answer is yes, then feel free to use this blog as permission to never count another calorie again. Now that we’ve given you freedom from calorie counting, let’s dive into this topic!

You’ve lived by the idea that as long as you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll either lose or maintain your weight. How’s that working out for you?

With your newfound freedom from counting calories, it’s time to learn how to honor your body and put calorie counting to rest.

 

Honor Your Body & Put Calorie Counting To Rest

Our bodies are not calculators. There is a big difference between the 100 calories from broccoli and those from snack packs filled with junk. While both contain 100 calories, they each send different signals to the body. When we consume nutrients, the body knows what to do with them. However, when we consume processed foods with preservatives filled with junk that was never intended to fuel the body, it sends a completely different message. Are you ready to put calorie counting to rest?

The Calorie Counting Days Are Behind Me

A question I often hear is, “How many calories should I eat?” 

Or people may tell me, “I don’t eat this certain food because it has too many calories.”

I remember the days of counting calories. App trackers told me exactly how many calories I was eating. And I nearly killed myself to make sure I was in a deficit each day. Each morning, I would wake up and see a certain number on the scale. If I didn’t like the number, I’d get frustrated and restrict my food intake for the entire day. Through the struggle of restricting food, I had hope that the scale would move in the other direction. Does the number on the scale dictate how you enjoy life? Connect with me for a holistic approach to healing your body.

Throwing Out The Scale

Why do we get so obsessed with a number on the scale? 

And why do we give calories so much credit?

These are questions I finally started to ask myself after realizing the scale was often dictating how I’d feel for an entire day. And if I messed up on my calorie counting, I felt so guilty by the end of the day. 

That’s when I finally decided to throw my scale away and stop counting calories.

Not only do I feel so much more freedom, but I’m leaner and happier with my physique than I ever was before. 

You truly can get better with age! I am living proof.

Breaking The Vicious Cycle Of Calorie Counting

By the time I connect with my clients, they are in that same cycle I experienced years prior. They’re on the scale every day, allowing it to dictate how they show up in the world. And they’re starving themselves for the sake of losing weight. 

This undoubtedly leads to an unhealthy obsession with weight and food. So where do you go from here?

You’ve already tried everything. If counting calories doesn’t work, then what will?

As I mentioned above, the body is not a calculator. And every time we eat, we are sending a signal to the body. After all, the body needs to know what to do with and without food. We need certain vitamins, minerals, amino acids, healthy fats, and even a little glucose for the body to have what it needs to function optimally on a daily basis. Are you exhausted from the vicious cycle that calorie counting has put you through? Let’s take control of your health together. Reach out to me for a healthy, happy, and whole you.

Why Counting Calories Isn’t Realistic Or Healthy

Here are the reasons you fail when your focus is on the calories:

1. Fad Diets Are Not Sustainable

You’ll fall for fad diets, which are not sustainable. For example, you may try keto. But if you’re like most people, you end up eating way too much protein and not enough life-giving fruits and vegetables. And it drains your body of energy.

In my program, clients are eating fruit twice a day and are still getting into ketosis. I know that goes against the keto rules, but I like to make my own rules.

2. You’re Not Focusing On Decreasing Toxins And Inflammation

Foods like beets, dandelion greens, lemon, and grapefruit are great for the liver. They’re important in helping you reduce toxins in your body. 

This is just one example of whole foods providing the body what it needs to heal. When you’re focused on calories, you may end up eating too many of those packaged foods that claim to be healthy, but they actually lead to additional inflammation.

3. Your Blood Sugar Isn’t Balanced

You find yourself crashing after meals. Or you’re having cravings because you haven’t fueled your body appropriately.

We can’t eat dead food and expect it to give us life. You want a whole food approach to balancing your blood sugar and eliminating cravings. Download my free guide here to learn what to eat and how much to eat to improve your blood sugar and metabolism.

4. You Don’t Have The Right Mindset

There is a huge psychological component that is much bigger than willpower alone. If you’re dependent on willpower, then you’ll fail every time and end up engaging in self-sabotaging behaviors.

When you’re nourishing your body appropriately, you will likely eat fewer calories. You get into trouble when you feel a need to count calories. That usually means you’re eating the wrong foods.

Ready To Reclaim Your Health?

You know those dreams you’ve tucked away? 

You can have those.

And I can help you experience victory. The best part? Calorie counting will have nothing to do with it!By ridding your body of toxins and getting to the emotional root of what’s holding you back, you can become happy, healthy, and whole. If you’re ready to take authority over your health, complete this application to get started!

The #1 Thing Standing In The Way Of Your Healing

The #1 Thing Standing In The Way Of Your Healing

Every single day, I talk with clients about their health journey. And they all have this one thing standing in the way of their healing.

Can you guess what that is?

It’s YOU.

That’s right. You are in the way of your own healing.

And today, I want to share with you a client’s story who was willing to risk everything to get well.

The Client Who Risked Everything For Healing

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the most amazing client over the past six months or so. You see… She came to me with a whole host of health issues – severe allergic reactions, PCOS, chronic pain… Medications and doctor visits were running (and ruining) her life.
Like many of my clients, she was career-driven. But her finances were lacking.
We talked about the things she needed to get her health in order. She needed a nutrition makeover, food sensitivity testing, digestion work, detox, and a big immune boost!
Unfortunately, all the options we presented her with didn’t meet her budget.
The amazing thing is she didn’t let herself get in the way of her healing.
You see… The #1 thing standing in the way of your healing is… YOU.
My client didn’t stand in her way. Instead, she decided to invest even though the odds were against her. And thankfully PayPal financing was there! Six months of no interest financing got her exactly what she needed to meet herself where she was.
That’s what happens when you choose to put yourself first. You find a way and make it happen.

Investing Further In Her Health

Six months into her program, she decided she wanted to take her healing journey to another level. She had experienced a taste of good health. Because she now had the energy, vitality, confidence, strength, and determination, her improving health impacted more than just her healing… Her business was booming!
When she was ready to invest further and do additional lab testing to peel back additional layers of her “onion”, she had the finances to support her.

Rather watch a 6 minute video with the same information….

Her Multi-Pronged Approach to Healing

Healing doesn’t come in one simple plan. It’s a multi-pronged approach that takes into account everything – your family history, your lifestyle, your genetics, and your environment.

Lab Testing & Investigation

As a Registered Nurse, I like to look at the facts. What is going on with your body? That’s why I start with functional lab testing to discover what is currently happening. Some of these tests include a gut health test, food sensitivity test, and the Dutch test (hormone). I evaluate what your current levels are, why they are at those levels, and what type of detox protocol you need. These tests are used to dive a little deeper into the underlying cause of your symptoms.
In addition to the lab testing, I investigate your history and daily lifestyle. Does your family have a history of thyroid cancer? Do you live a primarily sedentary life because your work demands it? Those are all things that impact your health.

Mental & Physical Cleanup

My favorite part of being a health and wellness coach is to take my clients through detox. We not only improve your nutrition, digestion, and inflammation, but we also work on your emotional health too. You see… There’s malfunction in your health. It’s my job to investigate, discover, and show you how to naturally heal that malfunction.

Hormone Balance

Your hormones impact every area of your health. If your hormones are imbalanced, it can wreak havoc on your reproductive health, energy levels, and weight (among other areas). That’s why part of my protocol for my clients is getting their hormones back into balance.

Multiply Your Investment In Yourself

As I’ve coached many women just like this client, I’ve learned this…
When you invest in yourself (even from a financial standpoint), that payoff is multiplied back to you.
Are you willing to invest in…?

  • Your cable TV every month
  • That $5+ latte from Starbucks everyday
  • The new iPhone 12

Those “necessary” purchases are eating away your opportunity to find healing. Are you willing to give up those luxuries to invest in yourself?
If the answer is “yes”, then let’s chat about a custom path to your healing.
But if your answer is “no”, then you may be the #1 thing standing in the way of your healing.
I’ve worked with clients like this over and over from a budgeting standpoint. The truth is… When you’re willing to give up the things you don’t need for the life you want, you’ll get exactly what you deserve.
You don’t deserve because you’re human…
You deserve what you earn.
If you feel like you deserve good health, then you’re going to have to do what it takes to earn it.
If this message hits home for you, reach out to me. I’ll do what I can to give you the tools you need to be successful as long as you’ll meet me in the middle and do your part too.

Why A Natural Medicine Approach Without A Whole Body Approach To Wellness Never Works

Why A Natural Medicine Approach Without A Whole Body Approach To Wellness Never Works

Did you try natural medicines yet they had little to no effect?
Maybe you’ve been to a natural medicine doctor and still didn’t get the results you were looking for.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several consultations with clients who told me exactly the same thing. This is a story I sometimes hear when people are talking to me about natural health practices and a root cause approach to healing.
Many people have already been failed by alternative therapies and began to doubt them.
Many people I talk to have already tried a lot of natural things. They’ve changed their diet, started to exercise, and maybe even had a few functional lab tests and they still aren’t getting the results.
This is the typical story I hear…
I did such and such lab tests, took such and such supplements… And they didn’t work.

The Real Problem With A Natural Medicine Approach

Here’s the problem with the natural medicine approach… When you don’t address the root of the condition like toxicity, relationship stress, nutrition, emotional impact, exercise (or lack thereof), then you’re never going to address the real root of the issue.

Hormones Example

For example, if I give you one of my favorite hormone tests called The Dutch Test and we find that you’re in estrogen dominance or estrogen toxicity, we can open up the drainage pathways in your liver to help you detox.
We want to correct those pathways and drain off excess old estrogen to prevent things like DNA damage and breast cancer.
But if you’re constantly exposing yourself to xenoestrogens or fake estrogens that are in our environment in the form of toxins, then it doesn’t matter how many pills and potions I give you… When we stop the treatment, the symptoms will return. And many times, they may never even go away, and you may never find hormone balance.

 

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Taking A Whole Body Approach To Wellness

I went through this cycle for many years, yet I had no improvements. I remember being on bioidentical hormone therapy and wondered why these pills and potions didn’t work for me. Why did I need to increase my dose every time I went? Why were my hormones not coming into balance?
Those were the wrong questions.
Those therapies were only one piece of a very big puzzle.
Part of the issue is that when you receive an external source of hormones, then your own hormone production tends to get lazy. Your body is, naturally, going to do the easiest thing possible.
A huge piece of the wellness puzzle is the lifestyle factors that may be preventing you from reaching your fullest health potential.
I know for me, that was the case. Whenever I achieved the end result of my personal issue, much of that was related to toxicity and issues with my gut.
This is the reason it is so important to take a whole body approach to wellness.

Doing The Detective Work To Find The Root

When we look at simple hormone imbalance and something like PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome, we’re going to see that the hormones are out of balance. But it’s not really a hormone issue. The driving forces behind these diseases are actually inflammation and abnormally high blood sugar, but your doctor is going to prescribe you hormones. The problem with this approach is it treats the symptoms but never addresses the underlying or root cause.
Lab tests are only one part of the detective work. We have to look at your history, your environment, and your body. Are you being exposed to chemicals and toxins or mold? Are you even able to digest and absorb nutrients?
Sure, we can run a simple lab test and see what it comes up with. But without a proper interview with you and the education to understand how your lifestyle factors impact you (positively or negatively), then you may never get well. When you’re attempting to follow natural healing protocols, this is often the biggest missing piece. That’s also why so many people suffer for years when they try to trial and error it on their own.
When you operate in this manner in an attempt to save money, you’re prolonging your wellness results. You’re not going to get a full understanding of how your body truly functions and how you need to approach it in a systematic way if you don’t have the education to do that.

Looking At The Whole Picture To Find Wellness

When you hire a professional who will look at the whole picture, you’ll be able to find wellness in time.
You don’t want someone looking at individual pieces of the puzzle – separate from one another.
You want someone who is willing to do the detective work and determine what pieces of the puzzle apply to you. This allows them to address the root causes of your issue so that you can live in health and happiness instead of chasing symptoms.
If you want a detective, learn how I help clients uncover the whole picture of their wellness.
Someone recently asked me to run a simple lab test with them and interpret it instead of going through my program. While you may get some answers going that way, it still never addresses the root of the condition. And if you want to experience a whole body approach to wellness, you must address the root. Let’s discover the root cause for your unwellness and find healing together!