We all understand that it is better to pay our bills on time then to pay late fees. We grasp the wisdom in planning our vacation ahead of time rather than showing up with kids and luggage to discover their are no hotel rooms available.
When it comes to our health and happiness, we have this same choice. We can spend our time, energy, and financial resources being proactive and building up our bodies and immune system, or we can spend hours in doctors offices, take drugs (that have harmful side-effects and only manage symptoms) and lose time at the office, school, or enjoying life.
Am I stating that if you live the wellness lifestyle you will never get sick? Of course not! However, my own experience, and that of others I've worked with, is that I am rarely sick. On the few occasions that I have been grabbed by a sinus issue or a seasonal intruder, I have been able to support my body through the challenge naturally. I help my body do what it does best, heal, by giving it ammunition it can use effectively. I am in and out of the battle in record time. Am I saying you will never need a prescription or medical procedure? Absolutely not, but most people would be excited to minimize them.
If this makes sense to you, then consider creating a wellness strategy this fall. Here are some simple steps to help you create your battle plan.
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2) Identify your Weaknesses: What body system is most challenged? Where are your weak links? In a war, the enemy will always look for gaps in the line or the area of least defense. The same is true with the body. Do you find you are prone to respiratory discomfort, ear infections, acid reflux, cramps or PMS, flu or colds repeatedly at certain times? What's your pattern?
3) Create your Strategy: Build up your line of defense. Look for the habits that weaken this system of the body (extra sweets, lack of sleep, additional stress, hormonal shifts, smoking, eating foods that trigger problems). Then research ways to build up this system or systems with effective nutrition, extra attention, and natural supports. The body is a miraculous creation and, if given the right materials, can keep us healthy.
4) Take Action! Don't just aim, aim, aim, plan, plan, plan... We have to FIRE! Building our bodies works amazingly well, when we ACT on the knowledge we've learned. I'm guilty of learning and not applying, but knowledge without action is not very useful.
Some of my favorite supports, especially for this season of the year, are Young Living's essential oils (Thieves, RC, Breathe Again, Lavender, Joy, Stress Away, Valor II to name my favorites used daily), Super C chewables,, NingXia Red, Inner Defense, Essentailzymes-4 and more. Christmas Spirit is one of my favorite essential oil blends to diffuse from November through February.
Removing all toxic cleaners and personal care products has also eliminated other stresses to my body. Keeping toxins to a minimum can keep my body from using resources needed for other duties. I am a huge fan of the Thieves line of non-toxic products, from cleaners and laundry soap to toothpaste and mouthwash.
Did you know that organic sulfur (MSM) is fabulous for blood vessel health and connective tissue health (to name a few)? Undenatured collagen II is marvelous for promoting joint health (most collagen II on the market is not usable by the body because it has been damaged during production). Young Living's Sulfurzyme and AgilEase have been adding these nutrients to my body with great results. These are just two examples of products that support a specific body system.
With the information available to you on the internet, you could easily put together a plan of action to target your weak systems with whole foods and natural supplements, resources that will build you up before "the attack". Don't go down without a fight! As Jim Rohn says, "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."
If I can answer your questions, help you create a wellness strategy, or show you how to create your own membership with Young Living, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. May you know Joy in the journey!