Overcome Emotional Resistance To Find Physical Wellness

Overcome Emotional Resistance To Find Physical Wellness

With heart health month in full swing, I want to talk about your heart – the one that drives your passions, energy, and drive. I’m talking about the emotional side of your heart.

If we want to experience wholeness in our lives, we must address the whole person. That includes your mind, body, and spirit.

If you’re reading this right now, it is not an accident. There’s a reason. If for nothing else, I want you to understand that there is hope for your situation. Whether you are experiencing pain, anxiety, depression, or if you’ve simply stopped dreaming about how good your life could possibly be due to a sense of hopelessness, allow me to give you some hope today.

For years, I’ve been studying the human body and mind…

To help me understand it in a way that allows me to work with other people.

To help them uncover the underlying issues that are causing disease and chronic illness.

In that time, I’ve tried a whole plethora of healing modalities (so many I actually wrote a book on them). While some of the strategies worked well for many years, others were only quick fixes.

Are you relying on drugs (that may only be masking your symptoms)? Are you not ready to give up when your doctors have told you that you just have to live with it?

If so, you’re in the right place. So stay with me!

You see, I was that frustrated and discouraged person who became afraid of nothing when it pertained to my health. I was willing to try anything to get well. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Because of that emotional exhaustion (or emotional illness), I became physically ill. So how does your heart impact your physical wellness?

Emotional Illness Drives Physical Illness

Poor health is not inevitable as you age. While we all have the potential of getting sick, it doesn’t have to be the norm.

Free yourself from the belief that you have to get sick before you die. Illness and stress is simply the result of a crazy, fast-paced world.

The people I work with on a regular basis are experiencing not only physical symptoms, but they are suffering from emotional illness.

Emotional Illness

Emotional illness includes low self-esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression. And many times, it drives physical illness. Did you know that before this global pandemic 2 out of 3 Americans were seeking help for some sort of emotional stress?

In fact, 3 out of 4 hospitalizations are stress-related. Stress can cause symptoms like fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, decreased sex drive, nervousness… And can even drive physical disease in the body!

If you’re only looking at your physical body for the answers, then you’re missing part of the picture. You are not your body. You are a result of your thoughts and your habits.

Our life is a reflection of the things we think about most.

Whatever you believe, you will take action on.

Emotional Resistance

One of the biggest dilemmas we face is our resistance to our negative emotions.

We are taught that some emotions are good and some emotions are bad. The truth is, we are the ones that give emotions meaning.

When we get an uncomfortable physical reaction that comes from an emotion, we have a natural tendency to try to get rid of it. This creates a negative pattern or habit. When we stuff our emotions and ignore them, we create an imbalance in our body.

This isn’t always your fault.

You grew up with certain beliefs, attitudes, and reactions based on the way you were raised. Just because you’ve been responding in a certain way your entire life doesn’t mean it’s serving you well.

How to Overcome Emotional Resistance

I want to help you uncover some of the things that may be causing you pain from an emotional standpoint that could be leading to physical pain in your body. So let’s get to the heart of things and address a few different types of emotional resistance that lead to physical resistance and prevent you from progressing in your health.

The most common emotional patterns my clients get stuck with include:

  1. Researching habitually and nervously
  2. Procrastinating
  3. Stopping when there is a crisis
  4. Setting unrealistic expectations
  5. Panicking

If you sense that you fall into one or all of these categories, use the strategies below to help you overcome emotional resistance. These are especially important if you’re experiencing physical symptoms in your body. Many times, these emotional tendencies will lead to physical reactions.

Trust Your Intuition Over The Research

One thing that keeps us stuck is our “need” to research everything. We feel that we must have it all figured out before we take action. As a result, we grow more nervous and anxious. The Internet has told us the worst case scenario and we’ve already made it up in our minds that we’re dying.

The problem with this research approach is that you’ll overwhelm your brain with information, leaving you no space to actually think.

Sometimes, we have to trust our intuition.

When we are constantly researching, we’re expecting that we will find the answer suddenly.

When suddenly doesn’t come, we feel frustrated. You don’t have to know everything before you start your health journey.

Simply ask yourself if you know enough to take the first step. If you do, then do it now. Take action before you start thinking about it.

Avoid Procrastination

Procrastination is another form of emotional resistance that keeps us stuck.

We typically procrastinate because the task seems like it will be daunting or something that’s not fun.

We are motivated by love, potential, fun, and meaning. And many times, we procrastinate out of fear. We end up saying we can figure it out on our own instead of hiring a mentor. Or we end up doing a lot of busy work that never moves us toward our goals.

The emotion that stands in the way when it comes to procrastination is usually fear and uncertainty.

The key to moving past this is understanding that you don’t have to do everything on your to-do list to move the needle forward.

Just take one step forward.

Once you commit to that first 15 minutes, it’s a lot easier to take action and continue the task through to completion. Again, you want to get clear on the actions that are going to move the needle for you.

Stop Making Excuses & Ignore The Drama

This next one will catch you by surprise!

Do you have something that you feel like you can’t move past?

That’s drama, and almost every single one of my clients get distracted with it.

When you start moving forward and progressing with your goals, something is going to happen. Something will stand in your way. It could be your child misbehaving, pulling you away to handle their issues. It could also be a major crisis at work that demands your immediate attention. Your car may break down, and you can’t get to the gym as easily.

These excuses are one of the biggest forms of resistance.

It is simply your brain trying to keep you safe. This is one of the biggest reasons people stay stuck in their health. Don’t miss this! When this happens to you, ignore the drama!

See it for what it is, resolve the issue, and keep moving forward.

Have Realistic Expectations

I know you think you’re special, and you may be inclined to magical thinking since you are special.

But this magical thinking will get you nowhere when it comes to results.

Some people have unrealistic expectations when it comes to their change and transformation (i.e. losing 20 pounds without changing diet or exercise regimens).

You are going to have to do something different if you want different results.

There is no such thing as calorie free donuts, as you may like to believe. These unrealistic stories you’re telling yourself are keeping you in a state of emotional resistance.

You cannot skip the rules. You cannot keep starting over on Monday. And you cannot meditate or imagine that the results will just show up and expect it to happen.

Let me friendly slap you back into reality and tell you that you’re going to have to do the work. Show up every single day no matter what. Set the goal, and stick to it. That is what will get you the results.

Push Through The Panic Stage

Panic happens when you feel like nothing is working.

Have you started to change a few things? You’re expecting massive transformation almost immediately, but results are slow to come. Maybe you started losing a little bit of weight, but you hit a plateau.

Let me caution you by saying… Do not interpret this and tell yourself something is wrong.

When you experience this type of panic, you will start looking for other answers.

“I must be doing it wrong. I should have known this wouldn’t work.”

Stand confident and continue taking action. Consistency is the key when it comes to pushing through this stage of panic. When you make healthy decisions, your results will come. When you push through this stage of panic, you will get your breakthrough.

Ready to Overcome Your Emotional Resistance? 

Emotional resistance is the #1 reason people stay in a painful pattern. In my program, I share 13 different ways to help you push through these painful patterns and overcome emotional resistance.

While you’ll never get rid of resistance, the key is to learn how to push through the resistance. Acknowledge its presence and continue moving forward, taking action every step of the way.

Interested in learning if my program is right for you? Click here to schedule a discovery call with me.

How To Reduce Your Stress to Strengthen Your Immune System

How To Reduce Your Stress to Strengthen Your Immune System

With all the hysteria going on in the world, I want to add a little bit of calmness to your day.

2020 added a lot of confusion into the health and wellness industry with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, the overwhelm and stress was crippling. And that stress may have exacerbated the situation. My effort is not to add to any confusion but help you navigate through any stressful situation to find health.

Back in 2011, I was in New Jersey and got a violent stomach bug. Fortunately, the bug only lasted a day. Unfortunately, my friend got the same illness around the same time; her bug lingered for almost an entire week.

What was the key to my quick recovery? It was and is my intentional effort to make sure I have a good and strong immune system.

And I want to help you do the same! When you purposely boost your immune system and steward your health, you can maintain your health all year long. And you won’t have to worry about things like COVID-19 (or anything else like colds, the flu, viruses, and things like that) coming around because your immune system is going to take care of those things for you.

COVID-19 is not the first serious illness that we’ve seen. And it surely won’t be the last! So my goal today is to help you see the light at the end of the tunnel – and that starts with your immune system.

How To Reduce Your Stress to Strengthen Your Immune System

Are you ready to stop worrying about things like COVID coming around into our environment? It’s time to step up and start taking care of your body. Here’s how to reduce your stress to strengthen your immune system.

Include Whole Foods Into Diet

Health starts with what you put in your body. And that starts in the kitchen! Health starts with a good diet.

I spent many years, pounding down the sugar to feed my sweet tooth. All of those processed foods were destroying my immune system.

Maybe you’re in the same situation I was in? Many of my clients wake up every single day saying these things:

  • “I can’t give up my cereal for breakfast.”
  • “There’s no way I can give up my favorite foods.”

The problem is that we’re so used to these convenience (and processes) foods. And while you don’t have to cut out everything, you do need to include more whole foods into your diet. In fact, whole foods should make up the bulk of your diet. You need the nutrients to build your immune system.

Take Supplements That Support Immunity

I also support my immune system by taking supplement vitamins and minerals every day.

Biotics Research highlights that “During times of stress, your body is doing its best to maintain homeostasis or balance. It is trying to work efficiently, while attempting to reduce the effects of stress. This means it uses greater quantities of specific nutrients to stay in balance.”

So why take supplements? Our foods are void of a lot of nutrients we need to be healthy. There are several types of supplements I use for myself or recommend for my clients to use.


Although I don’t take a multivitamin regularly, I do like having an all-in-one, everything-you-need pill. Metagenics makes PhytoMulti® , a multivitamin that has phytonutrients that support your overall wellness.

Just remember that when it comes to supplementation, you can’t out supplement a bad diet. So you’ll still want to include good, nutritious foods in your diet!

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How To Reduce Your Stress to Strengthen Your Immune System

Medical Foods

I also recommend medical foods to support weak areas in your body. These supplements offer whole food nutrition to support specific processes in the body to prevent illness or heal disease. While I won’t go into a whole lot of detail in this blog, medical foods really help boost your immune system. You will want to work with a practitioner in the functional medicine field to determine the one’s right for you.

Herbs and Botanicals

Supplementing with herbs and botanicals (or adaptogenic herbs) counteract the impact of stress on our bodies. So while we are constantly bombarded with stress, this may be a good solution for you.


One adaptogen I use and recommend is Ganoderma. It’s also called Reishi Mushroom. My favorite company produces the highest quality Gandoderma in the form of coffee and teas – making it really easy for you to consume it daily.

Use Essential Oils

I love to use essential oils to intentionally strengthen the immune system. There are many different types of essential oils you can use for all different purposes – add to your shampoo, facial cleanser, cleaning products, etc. These oils are filled with anti-microbial properties and help boost your immune system instead of tearing it down.

If you’re using regular countertop cleaners and cleaning detergents, you lower your immune system every time you’re spraying those chemicals. If you clean your home with essential oils and natural cleaners, you can actually boost your immune system. Plus, you get that beautiful smell and clean environment all at the same time!

Get Outside in Nature

I highly recommend boosting your immune system all year round by getting outside in nature. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve really been focused on getting out in nature to get sunlight on my skin. It’s amazing the healing properties that nature has. Walking in the forest actually boosts your immune system for up to 30 days.

If you can’t go out on long nature walks or have a park nearby, all you have to do is to walk around your backyard. Try walking barefoot in the grass. Not only does that connect you with the earth, but it introduces you to ions that help you get rid of some toxins.

Another benefit of getting outside is the fact that you are moving your body. Exercise boosts your immune system as well.

Practice Your Breathing

This is one you may not think about or take seriously, but practicing focused breathing can really strengthen your immune system. This can take place before or during calming practices like yoga, prayer, meditation, or a variety of other things. When I first start working with a new client, one of the first things we do is practice simple breathwork. There are multiple techniques that actually calm the nervous system down.

Try to introduce slow or rhythmic breathing into your daily schedule or in moments of stress.

When we’re in stressful situations, we begin to breathe fast and into our chests. But when we breathe into our bellies, there’s a physiological response that calms our nervous system, lowers our stress levels, and boosts our immune system. So when you’re in those heightened moments, breathe in deep, hold it, and release it while pulling your belly button into your spine. You’ll feel the shift within a few minutes.

Work On Your Mindset

Last but definitely not least is to work on your mindset. It’s not all rainbows and unicorns all the time. So we have a decision to make. We either focus on our fear, or we focus on keeping a positive attitude. For me, I stick with the latter.

This season of quarantine and uncertainty is just that… A season. It will not last. There will be plenty of seasons like that. So make the best of it with the right mindset!

Prepare & Strengthen Your Body’s Immune System

At the end of the day, we can continue to live in fear or we can go out there and conquer the day. We do not have to let sickness rule our lives. How? By building and strengthening our immune system every single day.

If you have any further questions or want a customized action plan, reach out to me for a free discovery call. Here to help!

5 Simple Steps To Balance Your Blood Sugar Naturally

5 Simple Steps To Balance Your Blood Sugar Naturally

With the new year settling in and sugary holidays right around the corner (cough Valentine’s Day), let’s talk about your blood sugar.

Has your doctor ever told you that you are insulin resistant?

Or maybe that same doctor has diagnosed you with diabetes?

Regardless of whether you answered, yes or no, imbalanced blood sugar is no joke.

When I was 7 years old, I occasionally fainted in the middle of a normal task – for what seemed like no good reason. However, one morning, my mom called for an ambulance after seeing me passed out on the bathroom floor while getting ready for school. The doctors diagnosed me with hypoglycemia – or low blood sugar.

While that diagnosis was shocking, what they told me next was even scarier. The doctors told me that I would develop diabetes by the age of 30. My grandmother became a diabetic at age 30. And I watched how it destroyed so much of her life. The doctors didn’t tell her what to do or how to change her outcome. Unfortunately, the doctors didn’t tell me how to avoid diabetes either (and I want to shed light on for you today).

Different Types of Diabetes

Before we move on, you need to know that there are two types of diabetes that may impact you if your blood sugar is unbalanced.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an immune response that kills the insulin-producing cells of your pancreas. In order to survive, a type 1 diabetic is required to take insulin every day. The body cannot produce that hormone – insulin. It’s not to say they can’t improve their life with proper nutrition and lifestyle behaviors, but they will still need medication for the rest of their lives.

Type 2 Diabetes

The other type has received a lot of attention throughout the pandemic in its relation to COVID infections and deaths. Type 2 diabetes – the most common type – is a serious epidemic that affects more than 29 million people in the United States today.

A person gets type 2 diabetes when the glucose in their blood is elevated for a prolonged period of time. As a result, there is a dysfunction in the insulin and leptin hormones.

Western Medicine Says You Can’t Balance Your Blood Sugar Naturally

Both types of diabetes cause issues in every organ system of the body.

Although science has come a long way in helping us understand the cause and prevention, there is still a lot of outdated information circling around out there. And unfortunately, your own doctor may be a culprit of spreading this misinformation. The so-called trusted sources they rely on, like the American Diabetes Association, may also be leading you down the wrong path.

Many are diagnosed with diabetes and are told they have to take medication for the rest of their life.

The truth is, mainstream medicine is getting it all wrong.

Diabetes is a lifestyle condition. While it can get worse as we age, there are also preventive and corrective measures we can take. .

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Lies Western Medicine Tells You About Your Diabetes Diagnosis

Here are a few lies you’ve most likely been told about your diabetes diagnosis.

Lie #1: You’ll Need To Take Medications Forever.

One of the biggest lies is that you’ll need medication forever, and you will continue to get worse with age. Why are you told this lie? Medical schools and the American Diabetes Association continue to teach this to the next generation of medical professionals. What is not taught is how taking a functional approach with nutrition, exercising, sleeping, reducing stress, removing toxins, and taking the right supplements can completely reverse diabetes.

Of course, this requires that a person continues healthy lifestyle habits, but it’s much better than being sick with a disease that can negatively impact every organ system in the body.

Lie #2: Diabetes Is Genetic.

Another lie is that diabetes is genetic. While diabetes can run in your family and can play a small role in the diseases we inherit, disease processes like diabetes develop because of environmental factors that run in families. This includes diet, toxic habits, viruses, chronic stress, lack of exercise, or other negative lifestyle factors.

As a health and wellness coach, I work with people regularly who reverse diabetes naturally. And I’m living proof blood sugar balance can happen naturally as well!

Lie #3 Medications Stabilize Your Blood Sugar.

Doctors will tell you that medications can stabilize your blood sugar so it’s nothing to worry about. Medications deal with symptoms of the disease, but they never address the underlying cause. This means they are masking the actual problem.

Has your doctor ever told you to watch your sugar intake and take your medication accordingly? And if your sugar is too high you may need a bigger dose?

Is that logically a way to treat anything?

It’s kind of like approaching it as if it were a headache. Skip your Tylenol if you don’t have a headache. Take it if you do.

But diabetes is much more serious than a little headache in most cases.

You will never resolve the problem by covering up the symptom. This is true for any disease process! And this is why conventional medicine gets chronic disease wrong so many times. Blood sugar imbalance means there is a dysfunction in the body somewhere. When you bring hormones into balance and address things like weight gain, inflammation, and other disease processes, the blood sugar can naturally come into balance as well.

5 Steps To Balance Your Blood Sugar Naturally

If you’ve been told you have insulin resistance or diabetes, where do you go from here?

First, know that when you are taking medication for diabetes, this can cause the body to store extra sugar as fat. This will lead to weight gain and cardiovascular problems as well as other health conditions.

Then, diabetic patients spend about $13,000 per year on medical supplies alone. You’re much better off working to heal your body naturally if you’re concerned about the financial impact. So this would be a good time to contact someone like me to allow us to save you a little bit of money this year and give you an opportunity to actually live a healthier life.

1. Consume The Right Types of Carbohydrates

Make sure you’re consuming the right types of carbohydrates. Refined carbohydrates and simple sugars (i.e. processed foods) are going to cause your insulin to rise faster.

Foods higher in fiber, like non-starchy vegetables, actually slow the rate at which insulin is raised.

Eating a large meal can also cause a surge in insulin.

When you learn to balance your plate appropriately with the right amount of carbs, fats, and proteins for your unique metabolism, you will stabilize blood sugar.

If you don’t have it, download my free guide created to help you learn how to eat right for your unique metabolism. Stabilize your energy, mood, and crush food cravings today!

2. Get In Shape

Have you heard the phrase, New Year, new me? The beginning of a year is one where people usually make a mad rush to the gym.

Why do they do that? Because exercise is good for you. If you want to manage your blood sugar, move your body. Exercise creates healthy stress on the body (as long as you’re not overdoing it). It’s one of the most powerful ways to lower leptin and insulin resistance.

Why is this important?

After you eat, insulin transports blood sugar to your fat cells and activates their metabolism, producing the hormone leptin. Leptin signals to the brain that you are full when you’ve eaten enough. It also tells your pancreas to stop producing insulin.

When there is excess amounts of blood sugar, it will eventually be stored as fat. And you will see an elevation in triglycerides. This leads to leptin resistance – which prevents your brain from getting the message that says “I’m full”. The more you eat, the more your triglycerides increase. And the more weight you gain.

So, start moving your body!

3. Sleep Properly

Get proper sleep. I talk about this a lot, but people think sleep isn’t important. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Your body goes through a natural detoxification process through the night. This is why sleep is so important!

Liver detox starts at about 11 p.m. according to Chinese medicine. When there is an imbalance in blood sugar and fat begins to accumulate, it causes damage to the liver. This fat will clog up the liver’s metabolism and reduce its ability to store sugar.

This results in high blood sugar spikes. Many times, those highs cause you to crash between meals, which also leads to you feeling hangry (hungry and angry). This is also why you can wake up with a very high fasting blood sugar level.

Rest is super important to allow the body to heal itself naturally. Your body will go through natural detoxification processes if you are setting yourself up with good sleep habits.

4. Simplify Your Life

Simplify your life, and take a little time for yourself. Stress reduction practices like taking a walk in nature, hugs, laughter, or nurturing positive relationships will take you a long way when it comes to your health.

How does this balance blood sugar?

Very simple. Stress can actually drive up blood sugar and the body.

So focus on yourself this week and start to reduce your stress.

5. Consume The Right Supplements

Take a good multi-vitamin with minerals and/or a healthy green supplement every day. These minerals and nutrients support healthy blood sugar levels.

You also want to make sure that you’re eating nutrient-dense foods instead of white processed foods. If you’re struggling with that, using something like a delicious green powder to help you get in some additional nutrition can go a long way and even help you fight those cravings that lead to further blood sugar and balances.

Need More Support To Balance Your Blood Sugar?

Balancing your blood sugar is just one part of the equation. As a health and wellness coach, I help people just like you find a path towards healing. If you’re ready to reclaim your life, schedule a complimentary consultation with me today.

Have 2021 Weight Goals? Focus On Your Health Instead

Have 2021 Weight Goals? Focus On Your Health Instead

Do you have big 2021 weight goals?

But have you been on a yo-yo diet year after year, gaining a little progress, and then ending up where you started or in a worse place?

You’re not alone.

I have these conversations with my clients every single day.

And believe it or not, I was once in their shoes. I was once a chronic dieter in my twenties (and perhaps even younger) – always reaching for that next diet that would help me lose that extra 10 pounds. There was always a better answer, or so I thought.

I would cut calories, only to end up binging when I reached the point of starvation after so much self-deprivation. I was around for the low fat, no fat movement. And you bet I made all those swaps in my pantry too – falsely believing that eating fat made me fat.

And I would set unrealistic goals for myself to reach a certain body weight by a certain date and would go on these extreme cleanses like the cayenne pepper and lemon water fast. Yuck!

Even when I gave it my best, I would lose a few pounds and gain them right back in less time.

My mind constantly questioned my weight. I didn’t like the way I looked. My thighs were too big. My body was too puffy. And funnily enough, I thought the amount I weighed was important to other people too.

And even worse than that, I didn’t feel good about myself. I lacked confidence. My anxiety about what others were thinking of me kept me under pressure all the time.

I was seeking perfection (which heads up, doesn’t exist).

And honestly, I was never really bad overweight.

Most people would probably tell you I wasn’t overweight at all. And it probably had a lot to do with insecurities. But after battling this for so many years, I finally realized the reason I wasn’t able to manage my weight better had a lot to do with the fact that I was trying way too hard to lose weight.

Weight Loss Is A Side Effect Of Health

If you get nothing else from this blog today, I want you to know that weight loss is a side effect of health.

If we focus on the weight and how to get it off, then we can actually make things worse. We destroy our metabolism in the process with these fads. While they may give us results in the beginning, they turn out to be super unhealthy in the end.

One of the best things I ever did for myself was throw out the calorie counting apps and the scale.

I was so tired of trying to figure out whether or not I was in a calorie deficit, then looking at the scale to see the number didn’t budge after all of my hard work. I started to wonder whether or not I would ever be happy with my weight.

Everyone else counted calories and it seemed to work for them.

How can millions of people have calorie counting apps downloaded and they don’t seem to work for me?

And why am I doing all the right things and the scale seems to go in the opposite direction?

Part of the problem is… You’re focusing on the problem.

I believe wherever you put your focus, it grows. And if you’re constantly focusing on your waistline, then maybe you’re causing it to grow.

While that may be stretching the truth a little bit, it makes you think.

Sometimes, we need to let go of things and relax if we want to see change.

Why Is It Important To You To Lose Weight?

So I want you to ask yourself a question today… Why is it so important that you lose weight?

I remember having this ideal body in mind. I even put photos on my devices of other people with similar bodies to strive towards. And I would go to the gym to half kill myself. Then I ended up sabotaging myself by filling up on food that didn’t really take me closer to my goals.

This is really easy to do when you don’t understand why you’re doing it in the first place.

When I dug a little bit deeper, I found that I was struggling so much because I didn’t really know why I wanted the physique I saw in the photo.

Perfection was part of it.

But I didn’t really understand why it was important to me until I started digging a little deeper. And then I realized, the biggest thing I wanted was confidence. I had been insecure about my weight my whole life, but my weight wasn’t the real issue. It was insecurity in me, and showing myself to the world. I felt like I would have more confidence to be who I wanted to be in front of other people if I could put my best face and my best body forward.

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Have 2021 Weight Goals? Focus On Your Health Instead

Underlying Health Issues

I tried everything I needed to get that perfect body! But I didn’t realize at the time that I had underlying health issues that were actually keeping me from reaching my goals.

Stress & Anxiety

I was suffering from stress and anxiety because of the hormone imbalances causing shifts in my mood and energy.

I was holding onto belly bloat and constant tummy issues because I had a sluggish liver, parasites, and bacteria and yeast overgrowth. And I wasn’t consuming the right diet for me. I was focusing on all of the foods that others were telling me I should eat on all these fad diets instead of focusing on the foods that my metabolism needed.

You need a you-centric diet. Not an everyone-centric diet. You are not everyone.

When I began to work on myself from the inside and started to heal some of these underlying health issues, my weight began to stabilize and I was able to maintain a healthy weight by living a healthy lifestyle.

Eating Disorders

The truth is, I even battled with eating disorders. And there was a time when I became so malnourished that I was unable to gain weight.

And you’d think after all those years of wishing I could lose weight that I would be happy. But the problem is, I felt horrible. I suffered from adrenal fatigue, a non-functioning gallbladder, and nonexistent hormones. Yep! I was in perimenopause at the age of 27.

And I was still not maintaining my weight, even with a hypoactive thyroid.

I was always told that it would get more difficult as I got older, but you are not designed to have weight and metabolism issues for the rest of your life. Sometimes, it takes a little bit of time and investigation to figure everything out.

I’ve worked with people who have lost weight without counting a single calorie or spending hours in the gym. Want a sneak peek into what I offer my clients? Access my free food guide here to help you navigate eating for your metabolism.

Investigating Your Health

Finding health all comes down to investigation, using the right lab tests, and identifying where your body is imbalanced. And when you support the imbalance, the body will begin to heal naturally. And weight loss just happens.

Some of the areas that cause people to gain weight are underlying hormone, immune, digestion, detoxification, energy, or nervous system imbalances.

Unfortunately, the standard blood tests your doctor runs will not usually pick up these imbalances because they aren’t looking at what’s happening in the body from a functional level. They are looking to diagnose or treat specific diseases. And if their lab tests don’t reveal enough information to provide you with a diagnosis, then you end up leaving with more questions than you have answers. Those doctors don’t believe you’re sick.

A person’s weight is one thing that can give us insight into how well these systems are working together. When it comes to your weight, there’s much more to the story than diet and exercise alone.

I encourage you to start with a lifestyle of balancing your energy, weight, and metabolism. And when these things are not enough, then send me a message and let me know that you’re ready to dive in to do a little bit of functional lab testing.

5 Things To Meet Your 2021 Weight Goals

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss. But I can attest from my own experience that when you focus on your health first, you’ll meet your 2021 weight goals (within reason). In the meantime, here are a couple of things you can do to start heading in the right direction:  

  1. Clean up your diet by removing inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, alcohol, and hydrogenated fats. If you want the secret to feeling satisfied, energized, and uplifted after meals, download my free guide here
  1. Move your body for at least 20 minutes a day. The best exercise is the one you are actually going to do, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself to do an outrageous workout. 
  1. Implement a 10 p.m. bedtime. Your body needs rest to recover and prepare you for the next day.  
  1. Do something every day to practice mindfulness whether that be prayer, meditation, yoga, or deep breathing
  1. Support your body with a good quality multivitamin that includes antioxidants. 

If you do these consistently for 30 days and you’re not seeing any changes in your body, you may need to dig a little deeper to see what’s going on. I support people just like you with energy, weight, and metabolism issues by helping you gain access to the right lab test and resources. My goal is to see you shine with the confidence and energy needed to live your best life! 

Before you head off to conquer 2021, download my free food guide here.  

Happy New Year! 

The Missing Connection To Your Physical Health

The Missing Connection To Your Physical Health

This time of year, we tend to lose focus on the things that really matter. There are so many other things happening – family gatherings, holiday shopping, closing out the year strong.

But this time of the year is a fantastic time to refocus on your goals.

When was the last time you thought about your goals?

It’s often said, the things you think about regularly become your reality .

Recently, I had to remind myself of that saying because my enemies, negative thoughts, and worries started to creep in.

This happens to the best and worst of us – even if we do practice mindfulness and meditation on a regular basis.

There’s a missing connection to your physical health that you may often ignore.

Your mind.

There’s a reason why I intentionally block out time every morning to meditate and plan out my day to help me reach my goals. It’s also why I’m careful about who I surround myself with on a daily basis. I want to make sure I’m choosing people who live life in a super positive light.

Case Study: The Impact Of Your Thoughts On Your Health

One of my clients started her health journey two years ago. She was sitting on the couch staring into her phone all day long, gaining weight, entering into menopause, and had no energy. It took all her energy to peel herself off the couch to cook dinner for her kids and husband. To be honest, life was looking a little bleak for my client. And her attitude towards life was less than lovely.

Unfortunately, her hormones were out of control and impacted her life greatly. She wasn’t pleasant to live with. But she’s not the only one to experience what that feels like.

Focusing On Your Physical Health

Fast forward to 2 years later… She started focusing on her physical health and is living an amazing life now. She’s lost her excess body fat, working out on a regular basis, eating organic foods, and serving healthy meals to her family with joy. She’s an entrepreneur and ministering to those in need. It truly is a life she could only dream of from her couch just a couple of years ago.

She called me recently and wanted to talk about her health. She’s been on a protocol to help balance a little issue with her gut and hormones. We’ve been using an amazing protocol to shrink some little tumors. What a miracle!

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But a few days before we spoke on the phone, she sent me photos of her weight gain. She even felt like her tumor was growing. It was difficult to tell though because she felt so bloated and distended.

During our call, I could hear the distress in her voice.

Now the cleanse protocol she was on was a doozy! She was getting rid of some pretty nasty bugs, and her body was feeling it.

I had to ask some tough questions.

What do you want?

Do you want your tumors to shrink or grow?

Or do you want to lose more weight and set a new goal for that?

Do you believe you are actually setting yourself up to gain weight when you feel like you’re doing everything right?

And she began to tell me the areas where she felt like she was slacking off. These weren’t major things, but they could have been playing a role.

But the biggest thing I noticed is that she felt defeated. She felt like she had been putting all the right things in, but she just wasn’t making any progress.

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Recommendations To Get Mental Health Back Into Health

I see this same story over and over with my clients. Here’s what I recommended: do the things you know to do.

If you’re walking less and it was working for you to walk more, then walk more.

If you slacked off on your water intake, then you know what to do. Drink more water.

And if you’re doing a gut cleansing protocol and you’re not working on your gut from the outside by doing things like castor oil packs and coffee enemas, then hop to it! I know it’s not fun, but it’s a small part of the process that is going to get you amazing results.

But the biggest piece of advice I gave her was this…Focus on what you want; not what you currently have. See yourself without these tumors and these bugs.

Focus On What You Want

What would your life look like if you didn’t have tumors? If you didn’t have the excess inflammation and body fat you want to get rid of?

And when those negative thoughts arise, do you have something you can actually grab hold of and believe in? To replace those negative thoughts?

What is one positive thing you can say?

For my client, she can say…I’m shrinking my tumors every day. I’m getting rid of toxins and inflammation everyday. I am reaching my health goals… Fill in the blank for yourself here. What are the things you want in your life?

Within a few days, she called me absolutely astonished.

There was one day when she didn’t feel her best and felt like she was drained of her energy. But she said she could not believe how many toxins her mind could hold onto in the form of physical toxins in her body. “I’m actually reaching my goals by just shifting my thoughts.”

When you practice managing your mind, you are going to create the future you want.

Here’s the thing…

Your thoughts are going to show up in your life.

And your thoughts determine your beliefs.

Your beliefs determine your actions.

And your actions determine your results.

So if your thought life is not what it needs to be, I want you to practice shifting that today. Because you can have what you believe. And I’ll take it a step further and say you will have what you believe. It’s a well-proven strategy.

Missing Connection To Your Physical Health

If you’re looking for similar results to this in your life, this is the kind of work I do with my clients – helping you find the missing connection to your physical health.

It’s not all about supplements, lab tests, and eating the right foods.

It’s about helping you create your future in your mind so you can have it in reality.

And if that’s your missing piece, then maybe I’m your missing connection. If you think that’s the case, then reach out and schedule a discovery call. I’d love to chat!

We all need people who will call us out when we’re not doing the things we should be; when we’re living too much in our head, worrying, trying to figure out everything logically, it just doesn’t work. We have to set ourselves up for success by managing our minds first. Then we can make those a part of our reality