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Why Your Natural Health Plan Keeps Failing And How To Fix It

It’s no secret that your health plan didn’t work out for you. And it’s probably not the first time, either. That’s why you’re here, right? Trying to figure out where you went wrong, slipped up, or lost your mojo. But this one isn’t on you, my love. Your health plan was doomed to fail from the start and here’s why…

 

What exactly is a health plan? 

This may sound like a really simple question. But there are so many different health plans of them all claiming to be the best and most effective route to vitality and energy and wellness. A health plan is, essentially, a plan of action tailored to your specific health needs. 

Whether your plan includes supplements, holistic healing, Herbs, Chinese Medicine, fitness regimes…it’s all irrelevant. Generic health plans don’t cut it. You are a unique individual. Your body is a beautiful Universe unto itself. Your health plan should take into account all of YOUR...

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Root Healing - a Guide to Pelvic Health and Sacred Self Care

self-healing Oct 01, 2021

As women, we are conditioned to feel like our pelvic area, our breasts and our body in truth is not really ours. There are areas of our body we just don’t get encouraged to connect with. We shy away from thinking or talking about our vagina, vulva, perineum, uterus, cervix, breasts, and more. Many of us have suffered through trauma or shame related to our feminine body, so it feels better to just pretend it doesn’t exist, to numb out, but that just leads to illness, discontent and disease. Is it any wonder why women struggle on their journey to heal and connect to their body when their root/root chakra has been so cut off?

 

The journey to healing can be a drawn-out, confusing process. It gets really tricky when we need to heal parts of our body that, for the most part, we ignore. 

 

In order to heal the root chakra/root of us, we need to reconnect our mind and spirit to our vagina and other feminine parts. You have to get in touch, connect, and develop a...

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Is Adrenal Fatigue Real? How to recognize and treat your exhaustion

 

 Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is at the center of medical debate. The central question surrounding it being “Is Adrenal Fatigue real”? It certainly feels real to anyone experiencing it, but if your Allopathic practitioner isn’t convinced, then how can you begin to reverse it? 

 

As a Naturopathic Doctor, looking past your exhaustion and deeper into the root causes, here’s my take on whether Adrenal Fatigue is real and what you can do about it without blindly spending thousands of dollars on potentially unhelpful practices. 

 

What is adrenal fatigue syndrome?

The condition’s idea is that constant stress puts an undue burden on the adrenal glands to produce hormones — primarily cortisol — and the glands burn out. 

The lack of adrenal hormones leads to a host of symptoms. 

 

Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome

No two people are the same. Adrenal fatigue can present differently in everyone....

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STOP Trying To Heal

mindset self-healing Aug 16, 2021

Part of really healing is creating the space for that healing to occupy.  Truth is, much of the space within us is occupied by what has happened, what can't happen, by our old experiences, by the beliefs we hold, our story and what we believe is possible for us and more.

Reality is, for many of us, there just isn’t space for anything new.  Perhaps this is why I have seen so many women reach for healing and then pull back, that sense of fear, futility and strife is really reminiscent of what the space inside of us is experiencing.

It isn’t just emotional though, it is deep biology, reality is, this lack of space is a true tissue event.  The more we are confined in this place of no space within our mind, our tissues are reaching capacity.

This is really the problem because our tissues are reaching capacity, there is no drainage and no free flow.  As we reach capacity, our whole system goes into lower and lower levels and states of function.  Now,...

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How Often Do You Push Through

diet mindset self-healing Aug 09, 2021

How often do you push through?

No one is looking, so if you can be honest, how often are you just pushing?

The women I talk to every day tell me that this is how they live, some sort of blending of obligation, should, have to and must, and they tell me it is killing them.

I ponder a lot how we get here, having lived in push through much of my own life, through grad school and two degrees simultaneously, having my oldest child in my last year of med school and my masters program in oriental medicine.  Building a practice, having more kids, grocery shopping, cooking, being a wife, friend, daughter, sister.

Then, taking the little bit left and turning it on myself by way of “I am not enough” “If I only looked better” “If I could just be thinner, I could feel better about all this stuff” on and on, turning what I had left into a toxic stew of diminishing return.

I would take my tired self and push to exercise because I was supposed to, or because...

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Do You Want More?

Do you wait to pray only when things are bad? Or do you honor the connection to God/Creator/Spirit all the time? 

I ask because it also bears asking do you reserve self care, good food, self love, rest and time off only for when you feel bad? Or do you celebrate your life, your body and your place in this world with those things daily?

We tend to reserve care for self for when it has become undeniable...a headache, an illness, when we can no longer get off the couch, when our pain, depression, or anxiety has reached a point where it cannot be ignored, and then, we stop, rest, take a break, bow out of commitments, call off work, tell people no.

Why?

One of the key aspects of how we get exhausted is that we reserve our love of self for when it is convenient or undeniable, and serve all others needs ahead of our own.  But, this model sucks!

Excuse my language, but if you have been saying yes to everyone around you before saying yes to you and you are suffering, isn’t it...

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Bandaids On Bullet Holes

Would you ever consider putting a bandaid on a bullet hole? Now, you may be thinking….why would I ever do that?

It sounds so simple, of course not! but if you want to know the truth, this is what 90 percent of the world is doing with regards to healing. Taking a symptom-based approach to long term health and in the process, never getting to the truth, never addressing the root.  

Let’s take a look at just two of the most hot button topics in healing right now...SIBO and Hypothyroidism.  

SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth syndrome) is the condition of name right now being ascribed as the cause of a multitude of conditions...and most commonly, docs and health practitioners are touting...if your guts not right neither is your body...fix your SIBO and watch your total health change.

Now, challenge is, that statement is 100% right...if your gut is sick, you will be too...BUT they're looking at it as a condition whereby your gut balance is disrupted, and the only...

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You Are Not Pieces

mindset self-healing Jun 28, 2021
Someone told me the other day that they wish they had called me first, but, instead, they did three other programs this past year, one for their mindset, one for their fear residuals from childhood, and one on diet.
 
The outcome: some shifts, but still stuck.
 
The reason she found herself still stuck is, you cannot separate the body or our experience into pieces, taking the mind stuff in one corner, the emotions in another, the body in yet another.  You are not separation, you are connected DIVINE expression.
 
Healing is supposed to be the rejoining of your whole self.  Those emotional experiences are not sitting somewhere in isolation, they are part of your cells, those cells which are existing in a low function state, not sending messages, tired, not using nutrients, not producing a sensation of life...yes, those cells are the same ones having the experience of fear, of restricted belief, of stuckness.
 
Too many “experts” advocate that...
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What is your body relationship?

mindset self-healing Jun 21, 2021
I remember the day when I really realized what my conversation with my body really was.
 
Here I was, taking on a crazy schedule, regarding everything as my responsibility,  caretaking for all the people in my life and doing it all fast.
 
By constantly pushing, I was continually telling my cells and systems “Oh, by the way, you're just one big disappointment to me” and on top of that, my inner voice constantly noticing the flaws .. fat, cellulite,  wrinkles, headaches, joint pain…all seen from the viewpoint of “How can you act this way when I work so hard for us”
 
This was my message to my divine creation on a daily basis.
 
Maybe it sounds familiar to you?
 
See, I really truly believe that our body absolutely has always done exactly what we've asked it to do. Now our ego will distort that and say, I never asked my belly to get big, I never asked my knees to hurt, but we have to take a broader look and really...
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What if you aren't lazy?

lifeforce self-healing Jun 14, 2021
That fatigue that is wearing you down, making life get smaller and smaller, making you have to choose to not do things you love, making you say NO so very often, making you feel like you are just lazy, and lack motivation. 
 
It isn't going away.
 
This isn't a season, or the job you have or your lack of willpower, this isn't menopause or the lack of exercise or even quarantine. 
 
There is no super fast remedy or magic pill for this, and yes, it is actually getting worse 
 
You can't wait this out.
 
It has to be remedied now.
 
But, truth is, no one understands fatigue, most doctors, health coaches, Functional medicine practitioners, honestly, they think it is all gut and adrenal, some think it is the weight you have added.
 
They are wrong,  I say that because not only have I lived it, but, I was offered or tried all those options.
 
Truth is, it is all of you, mind, emotion, spirit and body, a problem not remedied by a...
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