Heal Your Body

I hope you all had a fabulous, heart-warming Thanksgiving with loved ones! Like many of you, I feel bombarded with tasks and to-do lists that don’t let up and fortunately because I am on a path to fulfill my purpose, everything typically flows-I wouldn’t change a thing. With that being said, it is so nice to escape from the task list, the desk, and the busyness and just be with family. This is exactly what I did (for the most part) over the last several days. I enjoyed the company of my family and spent time building memories – savoring a delicious Thanksgiving meal, shopping (my mom is a bargain shopper through and through and while I don’t necessarily love to shop, she manages to make it fun), and sipping warm coffee on a chilly sleigh ride surrounded by the snow and pine trees of the Grand Mesa. The memories warm my heart….

As I mentioned, it has been a busy few weeks leading up to this amazing holiday and here is a quick look at the behind-the-scenes work that’s been happenin’

The skies are blue, the sun is shining and I feel so thankful to be doing the work I love! Over the past few weeks I’ve attended a couple of lectures and spent a fair amount of time speaking with my mentor about healing various health conditions, particularly autoimmune related disorders, and hot nutrition topics like leaky gut, blood sugar, and the microbiome. I am slightly overwhelmed with the abundance of information in this world, but more than that I feel so fortunate to have such incredible resources at my fingertips where my knowledge expands and I can integrate these nuggets of wisdom into my practice to support clients in really getting to the root cause of their concerns and healing!

Healing – it is such an incredible process. Whether you feel tired, anxious, stressed, overweight, unhappy and you have digestive issues (if you’re not having a bowel movement every day, that’s an issue), mood swings, cravings that control you, an immune system that cant’ catch up (you’re always catching ‘what’s going around’), know that you’re body is an incredibly efficient mechanism and has the ability to heal itself with your support.

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Ready to heal? Know that when one system starts to fall, it recruits the support of another organ to help pick up the slack. For example, the thyroid and adrenals are very close, like brother and sister-when one experiences something, the other feels it. Healing foods for you thyroid include: iodine rich foods like seaweed and kelp, selenium rich foods like quality pasture-raised eggs, garlic, and brazil nuts, essential fatty acids like avocado, chia seeds and coconut oil. To support your adrenals eliminate or significantly reduce caffeine, get quality sleep, eliminate processed and sugary foods and get slow—find time to stretch, meditate, and read.

Symptoms like those mentioned above are not normal and you shouldn’t accept living with them. They are messages that your body is doing its best to heal itself. For example, if you have an infection, your body might be trying to get rid of it, which shows up in the form of mucus and acne. Often times symptoms occur when the body attempts to excrete or let something go.

Whatever your symptoms, you must think of the root cause-what is causing the load and try to lessen the load. Ways to lighten the load include eating real, high quality foods and eliminating processed foods, sugars (but not treats, as you can see I enjoy my fair share), pasteurized dairy, wheat, and soy. In addition to giving your diet a makeover, it is in your best interest to reduce/manage stress, and reduce/eliminate toxins in your environment. For example, you choose higher quality cleaning and self-care products. You don’t have to do everything at once, but you can choose to integrate one small change each day to create big change over time. A great resource to bookmark is the Skin Deep database which allows you to research beauty and cleaning products to learn how safe they are.

To your healing and health…have a tremendously awesome week!

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