Have you ever felt like you couldn’t handle the day ahead of you?
When it feels like the stress of your personal life or job seem ready to knock you down and you don’t want to get out of bed.
Or the fatigue, brain fog and extra weight you have been carrying make you feel that you do not have the energy it takes to cook another meal, pack another lunch, type another report or sit in traffic yet again.
You may have felt this way so many times that you sought the care of your doctor to help you with these issues. Maybe you were given a prescription to manage symptoms, but you felt like there should be something more. Something you should be doing differently.
You are tired of feeling like this!
You need better health and energy to conquer each day!
How Your Lifestyle Can Make You Sick
Consider the aspects of your lifestyle that impact your health. This ranges from how much sleep you get, how physically active you are, the types of relationships you sustain, the environment...
Do you remember when you first noticed that you had a health issue holding you back from enjoying life completely?
It may have quietly crept up, so slowly that you didn’t notice it until it started creating a challenge for your daily life.
It may have rushed in so fast, that you found yourself desperately trying anything just to get by on a day to day basis.
Suddenly, months, then years have gone by, with the symptoms only building on top of each other and the feeling that your health has spiraled out of your control.
If you were to measure your health on a scale that goes from disease to optimal health, you may find yourself currently heading in a negative direction. Just like 133 other million Americans suffering from a chronic disease, you may be wondering how to turn your issues around, and if it is even possible!
Allow me to present to you, the continuum of wellness model that helps you locate where you are in your current health status:
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You know it’s not good for you. You know you should shut the door and walk away.
And really, you know you should have never bought it in the first place. But it’s there.
In all its shiny, packaged glory. Bright, attractive letters describing the scrumptious flavors of what’s inside.
Your hesitance is only building up anticipation of your desire for it.
So, you give in and you eat it.
And what about that gym membership you signed up for?
Summer hit, so you figured you would rather exercise outside. But you haven’t.
You wake up too tired. You have too much to do.
There is work, social events, activity groups you belong to and people you feel you must meet up with.
With all of this, making healthy changes and living a balanced healthy life seems like something only Instagram or Facebook influencers can achieve. But that’s not true.
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Did you do something to cause your illness? What are you not doing to cure it?
These are questions that loom over your head if you suffer from chronic disease. They can be the real or perceived questions from those around you or are ones you personally battle with daily. As if dealing with the physical symptoms were not enough, the emotional experiences attached to chronic disease can be an overwhelming and limiting factor in your healing journey.
If you have a chronic disease, you may experience more social, interactional and existential problems than those with acute illnesses, because your illness persists. Serious illness can pose challenges to your daily lifestyle, prior beliefs, moral judgements, ethical dilemmas, identity and your ways of understanding yourself.
For example, if you are diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), every day presents a challenge. SIBO occurs when bacteria that normally grow in other parts of your gut, start growing in your small...
It keeps happening.
You breathe faster, your heartbeat quickens, your blood sugar rises, and your brain uses more oxygen as it shifts into high alert.
Deep down you know you need to keep calm, but stress is sneaking its way into your vacation.
Why is the one week you have spent all year planning on getting ultimate relaxation in, so stressful?
The truth is, your habitual stress responses from everyday life have followed you on vacation. The stress may even feel stronger from the induced pressure to relax.
You can’t help but marvel at the other vacationers who are carefree and seemingly have a good time no matter what. They have a sense of peace you can’t fathom achieving.
How do you attain that?
How do you find the rest and relaxation you need to come back from your week refreshed, revived, and full of happy memories you dream of remembering forever?
If you are feeling stressed out over something that is supposed to be fun, it is time to reassess. Chronic stress promotes...
Have you ever stood in the vitamin and supplements aisle at the store and felt overwhelmed? The wall of bottles and their labels all boast health-promoting benefits. As your eyes glazed over all the options, you started to wonder if you even needed them, as you may eat a healthy, well-rounded whole foods diet. On top of that, conflicting information you’ve read in articles or posts online made it impossible to feel like you could make the right choices.
Scientific evidence confirms that some dietary supplements are beneficial for your overall health and for managing some health conditions. They are not drugs and, as such, are not intended to treat, diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or cure diseases. They are intended to supplement your diet to support your biochemistry and metabolism. You can think of supplements as the oil that greases the wheel of your metabolism.
Why do you need supplements?
If you are dealing with chronic disease or health issues, vitamins and supplements are...