Cheryl’s biggest accomplishment in life as she entered into menopause was her children – some still living at home and others had children of their own.
She watched them play outside and felt guilty because she didn’t have the energy to keep up with them and be the mom she wanted to be.
Cheryl was snippy at times but knew deep down that’s not who she was at her core.
She watched her family leave in the mornings to go to work and school while she cared for the home.
She spent a lot of time on the couch, scrolling through her phone with no energy to do the things she longed for in her heart.
Not only did she dream of being an energetic mom, but she wanted health. She also longed for a closer relationship with her husband so they could enjoy intimate date nights and travel. Cheryl wanted the energy to meet friends for mid-day coffee and serve in her community more.
Deep down, she knew she was created for more.
She had tucked away her personal dream of becoming an author, but still believed one day it could be possible. But that would have to wait.
At this time, Cheryl was:
Unsure what to eatand bloated after meals because she was attempting to follow conflicting dietary information on the internet.
Lacking confidence because she was more than 50 pounds overweight and didn’t feel good in her skin.
Tired during the day because she was waking up in the middle of the night multiple times drenched due to hot flashes from hormonal imbalances.
She had been struggling with her health and weight for 20 years.
As she planned a big trip to Israel, she knew it would be physically taxing on her body and mind if she didn’t work on her health in preparation for the trip.
She did everything she knew to clean up her diet and started walking to build her stamina. She even lost a little weight.
The trip was one of the best experiences of her life, except for the pain and swelling she experienced in her legs and feet, which only worsened when she got home.
It took several weeks to recover. She realized she couldn’t manage her health on her own and prayed for answers and someone to guide her.
Cheryl and I crossed paths at a conference shortly after her trip and she shared some wonderful memories.
A few weeks later, our paths crossed again and she shared a little more about her health struggles.
My question to her was simply, “can I help you?”
This was the day everything changed for Cheryl. Her eyes brightened as if she had hope for the first time in a long time.
She had a lot of questions and wondered:
Will I be able to do the work?
Will you be able to help me?
Will I be able to afford it?
These questions aren’t uncommon. They are great questions, and I’m glad Chery was able to meet herself where she was and communicate her concerns.
I shared more about my Go With Your Gut Method and how I help clients heal digestive issues and balance hormones naturally so they can feel good in their skin and get their life back.
She decided to go with her gut that day and hired me to help her 😉
A Better Weight Loss Solution in Menopause than Weight Loss Pills
We focused on cleaning up her diet and did a good cellular detox – the right way. Detox is a buzzword right now, but most people don’t get results because there’s more to it than drinking a tea you get from the local health food store.
After getting amazing results with step 1, we continued by looking at a few advanced lab tests and did a very focused gut healing protocol and worked to balance hormones with natural herbs.
Today Cheryl has:
Lost over50 pounds and kept it off for several years.
Got rid of bloating and other digestive issues.
Gained confidence in what she needs to eat to fuel her body and metabolism.
Balanced her hormones naturally – and is free from fibroids, hot flashes, and mood swings.
Improved her relationship with her kids and husband and is able to keep up with them on the basketball court and on nature walks
Written and published her book, “Letting God Lead”
The best part for Cheryl is seeing her children and husband follow in her footsteps and improve their health right along with her.
Her entire family is thriving now because she took the first scary step and said, “I need help and I’m willing to accept it.”
If you’re experiencing something similar…
You are not alone!
My question to you is the same one I asked Cheryl the second time we met… “Can I help you?”
I help women improve their digestive system so they can balance hormones naturally and realize their full potential.
With over 20 years as a medical professional, studying the mind, body, and spirit from a traditional and natural standpoint, and 10 years dedicated solely to finding the missing pieces to this gut-hormone connection so women can truly heal, I’ve made it my mission to help others connect the missing pieces of their health puzzle so they can get back to feeling like themselves again… or maybe for the very first time.
Nothing is impossible when you have a strategic plan and a guide to support you through the process.
If you’re ready for an outcome like Cheryl, myself, and so many others, I’d love to see your application hit my inbox this week so you can take your life back. You can find health and weight loss during menopause without the weight loss pills.
Your hormones send little messages throughout the body, constantly working to improve the way it functions. Depending on the hormone(s) that are out of balance, you can expect different symptoms.
We’ll talk specifically about estrogen dominance today and the unwanted symptoms you may experience when this hormone is either high in general or high in relation to its counterpart progesterone. This can happen in both women and men.
Estrogen dominance can lead to:
Difficulty losing weight
Decreased sex drive
Anxiety & depression
After coming off birth control and starting bioidentical hormone therapy, I was plagued with symptoms of estrogen dominance. I didn’t realize that I had a stagnant liver because I was told my labs were normal. This excess estrogen that built up as a result played a huge role in my symptoms.
My doctor’s answer was to give me more progesterone in an attempt to balance these hormones more. It was a dangerous combination for me that led to many sleepless nights, irritability, weight gain, and a lot of other symptoms I’ll discuss here.
Introducing the role of estrogen and progesterone
Estrogen is the hormone that takes charge during the first half of your menstrual cycle and builds up the uterine lining to prepare the uterus in the event that you want to get pregnant. It prepares for a baby.
If you’ve ever looked at hormone testing, you’ve probably seen that you have 3 types of estrogens that show up – Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), Estriol (E3).
These are important because they give us our girlish figure, balance our moods, strengthen our bones, improve our memory, and keep our skin looking great.
Sounds like estrogen is amazing, right?
Well it is… when it’s in balance. And we want to keep it that way in respect to progesterone.
Progesterone peaks toward the second half of the cycle and maintains the uterine lining. If you’re trying to get pregnant or did get pregnant while progesterone was at its peak, you need good progesterone levels to support a healthy pregnancy.
Ovulation helps you produce progesterone, and its role is to balance out estrogen. Progesterone protects against certain cancers, helps with deep sleep, keeps you calm and collected, and makes you feel grounded.
What is estrogen dominance?
Estrogen dominance is when estrogen levels are significantly higher than progesterone levels. In one case, you may have estrogen levels that are normal with low progesterone. Or you may have estrogen levels that are high with normal progesterone.
Your symptoms will vary depending on how estrogen dominance presents for you. If your estrogen levels are normal and you have low progesterone, you could enter into early perimenopause or have signs of PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome), or you may have your cycle monthly but may not be ovulating.
If you estrogen levels are high and your progesterone levels are normal, you may have excess body fat, digestive issues, impaired liver detoxification. A lot of this could come from toxins in your environment in an external form of estrogen, often referred to as Xenoestrogens. Xenoestrogens are found in toxic makeup, skincare, body products, plastics, cleaning chemicals, and other environmental toxins.
Either way, estrogen dominance will commonly have symptoms like those mentioned in the intro as well as:
Frequent headaches or migraines
Memory and cognitive dysfunction
Estrogen dominance is the driver behind such disease processes like endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroids, and even breast and uterine cancer. It puts men at risk for prostate cancer, mood disorders, erectile dysfunction, and infertility.
Estrogen Dominance Test
You probably want to know if you can reverse estrogen dominance. If you have symptoms of estrogen dominance, hormone testing can give you insight into how to best address it. The DUTCH test is a urine based hormone test that can help you determine how well you’re metabolizing estrogen. Depending on how well your body is utilizing estrogen and getting rid of the excess, you’ll have the information you need to address the symptoms you’re experiencing.
Estrogen has the ability to take different pathways when the body is detoxing the excess. Depending on the pathway your body is favoring, you’ll be able to choose supplements that will create healthy balance instead of guessing. If you choose not to test, you could do more damage by taking supplements that aren’t needed in your particular situation.
For example, many people will tell you to take DIM if you are in estrogen dominance. But this could cause more harm to your body if your estrogen is already low or it may not be needed if certain pathways are working efficiently. Yes, you can have low estrogen and be in estrogen dominance.
Outside of testing to help determine the underlying cause, consider a few lifestyle modifications if you believe you have estrogen dominance.
1. Eliminate alcohol and processed foods to help with the detoxification process. If your liver is taxed from unnecessary medications or other substances, it could impair estrogen detox.
2. Eat foods that help with estrogen detox. Lignans in flaxseed help bind to estrogens and remove them from the body. Wild-caught salmon helps increase the formation of good healthy estrogen pathways. Eggs support the liver to help detoxify estrogen metabolites.
3. Eat foods that help support the digestive tract. Prebiotic-rich foods like garlic, onions, leeks, asparagus, and artichokes become food for the good healthy bacteria in your gut. They also improve digestion and estrogen metabolism.
4. Make sure your meats are ethically sourced. Conventionally raised meats are a known source of high estrogen levels and have a negative impact on our cortisol levels and can lead to imbalance in our bodies.
5. Poop daily to help get rid of estrogen metabolites. When you’re constipated, estrogens will recirculate in the body and contribute to high levels.
6. Clean up personal care products! Opt for nontoxic brands like BeautyCounter or Lumvi (use CHELSIE for 10% off) since estrogens are found in the majority of skincare products.
Hormone balance can be very disruptive to your life. These chemical messengers are responsible for running the show in the body, and when they are out of balance, we can feel like we’re falling apart.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms and are ready to take your health to the next level and work to heal your digestive system and balance hormones naturally, that’s exactly what will happen when we work together.
What makes this process different is that I will offer you an assessment that dives deep into your history and takes a comprehensive look at advanced labs as needed to look for risk factors as well as help you uncover the cause of your imbalances so we can address them at the root. If that’s what you’re looking for, complete this short application and schedule a time to meet with me for a consultation. We can determine if it’s a good fit for us to partner together to resolve some of your hormone imbalances naturally.
The gut-hormone connection is real. By healing your gut inflammation, it’s possible to naturally balance hormones.
A word of caution: Be careful with band-aid approaches that cover up digestive symptoms and hormone imbalance with things like birth control and over-the-counter remedies. We get ourselves in trouble when we focus on temporary relief instead of long-term resolution.
Let’s talk about how to naturally balance hormones by healing your gut and improving your liver health.
My Own Journey to Balancing My Hormones
One of my early childhood health-related memories was when I started my menstrual cycle. I was so embarrassed and didn’t know how to handle it. I tried to hide it – even from my mom.
My periods were so painful that I would lay on a heating pad most days and pop Midol like candy. By age 12, I was prescribed the pill! You know the one – birth control.
Over time, I moved from one magic pill to the next to control these symptoms. I ended up on a vaginal ring and then the depo provera shot. By age 27, I met with my functional medicine doctor after being off birth control for about a year and was told I was in perimenopause, meaning my hormones were fizzling out. I had not seen my cycle in 3 years.
My personal challenges as a child spurred my interest in this gut-hormone connection. It started with severe constipation, which I now know causes excess estrogen to build up in the system and causes estrogen dominance, which in turn causes those heavy cycles and severe PMS symptoms.
It was a vicious cycle that led to birth control and caused a lifetime of fungal infections and irritable bowel by the time I was in my teens because I never addressed the root. Even after natural hormone therapy with bioidentical hormones, my digestive issues and hormone imbalances got worse.
After doing the research and accessing the right lab tests that I use with clients today, I was able to heal my digestion, balance hormones naturally, and now I feel better than ever.
As I reflect back on my health journey, it’s evident that I’ve pursued health most of my life. You may feel the same. Oftentimes when we struggle, it drives us to find answers. I’m happy to say I was able to do that and I’m healthier now than ever.
But I have to be honest! This journey hasn’t been filled with rainbows and sunshine every day.
Standing on the other side, I look back and see that my health issues were compiled over time, and not something that happened over night.
We live in a toxic world, eat toxic foods, have toxic relationships, and those things all create a toxic body.
This is possible for you too, as I see it happen in the lives of others every day. If you’re experiencing digestive issues or hormone imbalances today, know that your body didn’t wake up one day and decide to start acting crazy. It’s been building up over time and even since childhood.
Today, we’ll discuss how these systems are connected and the signs you should look for when trying to determine if there’s a possible imbalance for you too.
What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance?
Hormone imbalance can ramp up your appetite, decrease your sleep quality, and have a major effect on your mood and sex drive. This was my life.
Medications like birth control can also cause disruptions in the gut, so you end up with symptoms like:
Anxiety or irritability
Irritable bowel, bloating, or constipation
Nutrient deficiencies from poor diet
Fluctuations in weight
And much more!
The Gut-Hormone Connection
When you control inflammation in your gut, it becomes possible to balance hormones and shed excess body fat naturally.
You may not be on birth control, but if you’re experiencing digestive issues and feel like your hormones are out of whack, I want you to know about the gut-hormone connection, because it could be the culprit. A huge piece of this connection starts with your liver.
When it comes to the liver, we usually focus on its role in detoxification. Your liver performs about 200 important functions that impact hormones, cholesterol, protein synthesis, blood purification, and more.
When your liver is working efficiently, it purifies the blood, regulates metabolism, stores vitamins and minerals, and even protects you from infections.
Even if your labs appear to be normal, you still may have a sluggish liver. We’ll talk about the liver in a minute.
The First Step to Balance Hormones
When you want to balance hormones naturally, you must address the entire body. The symptoms are not the problem. They are a result of the problem.
Try some of these foods that balance hormones:
Break up with sugar to prevent the bacterial imbalances and fungal overgrowth it causes.
Eat more fiber rich foods, especially those in the cruciferous family to help with estrogen detox – broccoli, Brussel sprouts, asparagus, and kale are some of my favorites.
Include naturally detoxifying foods for your liver like lemon, grapefruit, beets, dandelion greens.
And finally, talk to your doctor about healthy alternatives to medications that are harming your liver and get a second opinion if necessary.
How to Naturally Balance Hormones by Addressing the Liver
Clients like Erica often ask me to investigate hormone health because of low libido, weight gain, and loss of muscle mass. Specific questions allow me to determine whether the gut may be playing a role in this imbalance.
Many times these clients have been on birth control or some other form of hormone therapy and even things like antidepressants for years and complain that they’ve stopped working.
Here’s what happens:
Your liver goes through several phases of detoxification to make the toxins more water soluble using oxygen. The liver then uses enzymes to burn up these toxins. And the toxins are easily expelled through the liver and kidneys.
During this process, the liver produces more toxins, which sounds like we’re going backward, but it’s a necessary step as toxins are being pulled out of the system.
Your methylation pathways are responsible for detoxifying estrogen.
When methylation is slow, excess estrogen can build up in the body, leading to many of your hormone related symptoms.
This pathway is an issue for many of my clients, as it was for me. When we address the liver through proper detox and support the body in a natural way, it’s likely that the body will be able to make sufficient amounts of hormones without the support of pills, injections, or pellets.
4 Clues Your Liver is Causing Hormone Imbalance
Your liver is responsible for producing bile, which breaks down fat (including fat soluble vitamins) during digestion.
The gallbladder stores this bile until you need it to help break down food. When this process doesn’t work efficiently, you may experience nausea, indigestion, and bloating after meals.
Pain in the upper right corner of your abdomen, underneath your rib cage is another sign that your liver is inflamed.
Hormonal imbalance symptoms
Low testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone levels can show up as low libido, hair loss, fatigue, increased body fat, poor sleep, and decreased bone mass.
The enzyme aromatase converts testosterone into estrogen. With too much conversion, low testosterone can be an unwanted side effect that often leads to further hormone imbalances and even heart disease.
The liver plays a critical role in ridding excess hormones (like estrogen) from your body.
When there’s a buildup of these estrogens, symptoms are exacerbated and you may end up gaining weight and feel over-emotional.
Skin related issues
Your skin becomes a detox pathway when toxins build up in the system and the liver isn’t able to process those toxins out. As a result, your skin starts to clog, causing conditions like acne, rosacea, rashes, psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
You may use topical creams to put out the flame, but many times the problem is a congested liver. Once you cleanse the liver, these conditions are more likely to heal.
Bad breath or white coating on the tongue
If you stick out your tongue, look in the mirror, and see a white film, it may be another indicator you have a sluggish liver.
This white coating leads to bad breath. You may try to scrape the coating off in an attempt to fix the problem. But unless you address the root, the white coating will return.
Your mouth, gut, and liver are all part of your digestive tract and play a role in digestion. This white coating is a sign that you’re not digesting your food well, and a sign of yeast or bacterial overgrowth in the gut.
If you want to look at the current state of your hormones to address the root cause, you can purchase the DUTCH testfor hormones and I’ll include an interpretation and offer guidance with next steps to address what’s causing your imbalances.
What makes Dutch hormone Testing different is that it captures more information about your hormones in one simple test. It offers a uniquely comprehensive look at the hormones, showing risk factors for conditions such as prostate or breast cancer, for example.
This in-depth look at the hormones allows you to better address the underlying cause of imbalance, rather than using a hormone or medication to put out fires related to symptoms. It offers insight so you can address the cause in a more natural way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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.