Divine Health http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com From the inside out................ Fri, 06 Jul 2018 12:51:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.11 Why I quit my blog to become a personal brand http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2018/06/quit-blog-become-personal-brand/ http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2018/06/quit-blog-become-personal-brand/#comments Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:30:15 +0000 http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/?p=9971 2018-05-29 11.29.24In case you have been hanging here on the blog; ‘Divine Health From The Inside Out’, I thought I’d stop by with a pretty big announcement and update. I started Divine Health From The Inside Out in 2010 mostly for fun (at first), but then it became a regular blog and storefront for my nutritional [...]

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In case you have been hanging here on the blog; ‘Divine Health From The Inside Out’, I thought I’d stop by with a pretty big announcement and update.

I started Divine Health From The Inside Out in 2010 mostly for fun (at first), but then it became a regular blog and storefront for my nutritional therapy practice and programs.

To be totally honest I never had a clear vision or long term goals for the blog/website. If anything my goals were quite nebulous. I was driven, passionate and motivated to share but not clear on my purpose.

In the process of writing all the content on this site, I’ve learned a ton. Not to mention I’ve grown personally quite a bit and with that has come some major shifts in where I want to take my business and how I want to write.

So, I stopped blogging here about 8 months ago, even though I had a huge fan base of over 13,000 subscribers.

If you have been hanging out with me over the course of the past 5-6 years and would like to visit me at my new home. Please head on over and read the rest of this post “Why I quite my blog to become a personal brand“; over at my new home: Lydia Joy.

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Hey, it’s Lydia here…

Today, I am celebrating my oldest son, Caleb’s, 19th birthday.

And, I’m a little over the moon…

So, indulge me as I share (like any momma proudly would) about his miraculous

entry into this world and what he has taught me…

My pregnancy with Caleb was rather unexpected and came at a time in my life

where I was ‘lost’ for lack of a better way to express that period.

I didn’t know what I wanted in life, or where I was going and I wasn’t in tune with

who I really truly was deep down…

So yeah … LOST.

With the pregnancy came much upheaval in my life and many complications with

my health…

Fast forward to the day I had to take myself to the hospital because I could barely breathe, (you see, I had a history of asthma since I was 13)…

That visit, while only 33 weeks pregnant, landed me in the hospital overnight and then for well over a week…

You see, Caleb was in what was called a footling breech position.

Where one of his feet was lowered over my cervix, AND I was actually a few centimeters dilated and starting to thin out too…

Apparently, I was having contractions I couldn’t even feel, which led to some testing that discovered this…

Naturally, to keep him from coming too soon or his foot from coming through, they put me on bed rest and medications to keep my uterus from contracting…

Suffice it to say, that was my least favorite hospital visit to date…

I’ll spare you all the other gory details of my uncomfortable hospital stay and
fast forward to just about 6 weeks later…

His position was still the same and time was running out and I really did not want to have a c-section.

So the doctors suggested what was called an external rotation.

And due to my desperation and naivety, I conceded.

It was the most painfully uncomfortable experience of my life and had I been more studious, I’d have opted out of that procedure and gone to a body-worker instead to help turn him…

Regardless, what’s done was done. That night, I woke up abruptly to the eruption of my water breaking…

It wasn’t long before the intense contractions began and the pursuit to the hospital is one ride I’ll never forget.

As I arrived at the hospital and was rushed in and quickly checked to assess where things were, I heard doctors and nurses urgently discussing to stop my labor and prep me for surgery.

I was already 8 centimeters dilated and fully effaced and DAMN, did I want to push…

When I told that to the nurse, she said, “DO NOT PUSH… you have to have a c-section, sweetie.”

And off they rushed me to surgery.

My heart sunk and fear set in.

Next thing I knew, they wanted to allow a group of medical students to observe my surgery, and I conceded selflessly even though I was mortified …

After all, this was the scariest thing I’d ever experienced in my life, the last thing I needed was a room full of onlookers at my ‘traumatic’ birth.

I still remember feeling so out of control, and as the drugs kicked in, my arms were strapped down, a feeling of extreme cold ran through me, and the worst rushing itch spread across me and flushed my face…

As they operated, I could hear them describe what they were doing… and a tugging as they pulled him out of me but I couldn’t see him.

I felt robbed. Robbed of the joy of giving birth on my own and being able to see him right away and have him placed on me.

Instead, a nurse eventually brought him over to my head so I could see him and then whisked him off, while the doctors put me back together and sewed me up.

It was hours later after my recovery that I finally got to meet and hold my little miracle.

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He was absolutely PERFECT.

And at that moment, I no longer cared about the traumatic birth experience because it was all worth it.

The little boy who graced me with his presence, too soon and unexpectedly, became the best thing that ever happened to me.

He made me a mommy.

Something I could never fathom is the depth of feelings until he was born.

And for that, I am eternally grateful.

The story only began that day and it still continues now 19 years later, as I sit here

typing in awe that I can remember with such crystal clarity the tale of his birth.

And just like that, those years flew by and he has continued to stretch me and teach me the hardships, challenges, pain, as well as the extreme joy and rewards of motherhood.

Today I share this, my story, with you to remind you of the preciousness of life, the miracle of it, and its immense joy and beauty….

And if we let it, it can shape us into better versions of ourselves than we can ever imagine.

To my sweet Caleb, you will forever be my first baby love!

Your adoring momma!

 

 

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Enjoy the simplicity of this loaded with garden goodness, nutritious and satiating soup!

I don’t know about you, but I love soup any time of the year, but especially in the summer, when the produce is plentiful.

I concocted this recipe (last summer) when I needed to find a way to use the plethora of fresh veggies coming out of my ears.

Easily digestible and you can greatly benefit from the vital nutrients, minerals, and trace minerals in a nicely simmered pot of soup.

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Summer Vegetable Soup 3 Ways
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Recipe type: Soup
 
Ingredients
  • Summer Garden Soup:
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 quarts chicken broth (made in pressure cooker)
  • 1 medium summer squash, diced
  • 2 big handfuls green beans
  • 5-6 tomatoes, chopped (a variety of colors/types)
  • 1 large handful fresh basil, minced
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Few dashes of Concentrace Mineral Drops
  • Nightshade-Free Version:
  • 1 lb ground turkey or ground beef
  • 2 quarts chicken broth (made in pressure cooker)
  • 2-3 medium summer squash (yellow squash, zucchini or pattypan), diced
  • 4-6 cups spinach or kale, minced
  • 1 cup fresh basil, minced
  • About ½ cup chives, minced
  • 2 tsp.ground turmeric
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Topped with cubed avocado
  • Lentil Version:
  • Use ½ lb lentils (or black-eyed peas) instead of the turkey.
Instructions
  1. Brown turkey in a bit of fat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until all veggies are tender, about 20-30 minutes. Easy peasy!
  3. Instant Pot Directions: Once the meat is browned, add all remaining ingredients, place lid on for pressure, choose manual for 12 minutes.

This is such a simple soup that everyone will enjoy, especially since I’ve included three variations. The soup can be enjoyed in large batches, and then frozen into glass Pyrex serving size containers for later. Creating a ‘food savings’ so to speak.

Because this is a very easy to assimilate meal, loaded with plenty of nutrition, it’s a great option for those in adrenal fatigue. Your digestion will thank you too!

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Why Nature Therapy is the Ultimate in Self-Care http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2017/08/why-nature-therapy-ultimate-self-care/ http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2017/08/why-nature-therapy-ultimate-self-care/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:29:05 +0000 http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/?p=9820 Nature Therapy for Self CareNature provides the best place on earth for the ultimate in self-care. Spending time with Mother Nature in the great outdoors helps to reduce stress, find clarity, and refresh your mind while invigorating your body. Good self-care is KEY to improved mood,  reduced anxiety, and a good relationship with yourself as well as others. Imagine [...]

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Nature provides the best place on earth for the ultimate in self-care.

Spending time with Mother Nature in the great outdoors helps to reduce stress, find clarity, and refresh your mind while invigorating your body.

Good self-care is KEY to improved mood,  reduced anxiety, and a good relationship with yourself as well as others.

Imagine being able to tackle every day bringing your ‘A’ game to the table and feeling totally ‘zen.’

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I live across the street from a hiking trail by a creek, and I’ve found if I do about five laps of the trail by the creek, I can get in my 10,000 steps for the day, which is about four miles total.

I try to get on the trail as often as I can when I can and sometimes it takes a couple short walks to get me to my goal of 10,000 steps a day…

And…

What I’ve found is that this is one of the ways I implement a daily habit called…SELF-CARE.

Which helps my mood, manage stress, and keep my ‘zen,’ as well as clear my head.

Meditate even…

Not to mention, get the benefits of being surrounded by nature AND fit in some movement into my day!

It’s a win-win!

And, I’m here to tell you – I used to feel like I wanted to just get away from it all because I was so overwhelmed, exhausted stressed, anxious and unhappy.

But now, before I get to feeling like that, or let life just trample me down, I simply go and get away briefly so I can come back restored, refreshed, and able to bring my ‘A game’ to the table.

And the same is true for YOU when it comes to your health…

If you ever feel so overwhelmed that you just want to escape life, there’s a way to stave that off in advance by learning the best strategies to implement daily self-care.

Self-care can be many things, but today, I want to share a couple reasons why I choose to spend time in nature.

1. A Calm Mind & Steady Mood

Being in nature is proven to help reduce stress. It can help you heal more deeply, more quickly. When I feel the most stressed, I head straight outdoors and it puts everything into perspective.

In the words of naturalist John Burroughs, “I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.”

It helps to feel more connected as you can get away from all the pressures of the busy world around and focus. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better,” said Albert Einstein.

2. A Fully Alive Body

Sitting at the computer all day, commuting to work, and being stuck indoors often in buildings that are not conducive to your health takes a toll on your body.

Getting out into nature and moving your body helps you in so many ways. Reducing stress along can benefit your sleep, your hormones, and your mood. It also helps your energy levels and increases your cardiovascular health, which can stave off the risk of heart diseases.

Personally, hiking on my trail daily helps keep me toned and my belly way less ‘poochie.’ It’s also a great gentle weight bearing exercise that most people can tolerate.

Getting out into nature, for a daily hike or other activity, is an opportunity for you to create intentional self-care, clear your mind, improve your mood, and rejuvenate your whole body so you can flourish.

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How to Streamline Meal Planning to Save Time & Energy http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2017/05/how-to-streamline-meal-planning-to-save-time-energy/ http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2017/05/how-to-streamline-meal-planning-to-save-time-energy/#comments Sun, 21 May 2017 17:41:16 +0000 http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/?p=9780 How To Streamline Meal Plan To Save Time & EnergySo, you are on a mission to eat the healthiest foods possible so you can make sure you feel your best and have energy every day… BUT you can’t seem to figure out what on earth to make for dinner every night because you forgot to plan. Sound familiar? Life’s just too busy, right? Here’s [...]

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So, you are on a mission to eat the healthiest foods possible so you can make sure you feel your best and have energy every day… BUT you can’t seem to figure out what on earth to make for dinner every night because you forgot to plan. Sound familiar?

Life’s just too busy, right?

Here’s the thing…if you really want to obtain your goals for eating healthy food in the first place, whether it be you have an illness, fatigue, no stamina left at the end of the day or even to start your day with, you want and need to lose weight, you have kids with health issues or allergies, or maybe your husband has high blood pressure or pre-diabetes, or whatever reason on the planet you know it’s time to do this thing, eat the healthy food and never look back…you have GOT TO HAVE A PLAN.

We don’t obtain our goals without a plan. PERIOD.

So, I’m here to let you in on a little secret today, and I think you are really gonna love it…it’s a real food meal planning service that is completely customizable to your specific needs.

It also includes LIVE support whenever you need! OMGEE! How freaking cool is that?

Because let’s face it…we all need more support these days to do the umpteen million things we’ve gotta do, and truth be told, what you eat is pretty darn important. So, if you are having trouble getting healthy meals on the table with ease, it’s time to get some support already!

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Do YOU need a support system to help you with your meal planning so it’s customized to your needs so you can save time, energy, and avoid the stress of last-minute meals or be running out for takeout constantly?

In the video below, I show the insider’s view on how to use Real Plans, my favorite meal planning service.

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How to Dress Like You Are Worth It http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2017/05/how-to-dress-like-you-are-worth-it/ http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2017/05/how-to-dress-like-you-are-worth-it/#comments Fri, 12 May 2017 21:45:35 +0000 http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/?p=9745 How To Dress Like You Are Worth ItDo you dress like you are worth it? Do you wear things that you like, that light you up, that you enjoy wearing, and make you happy and feel good about yourself? What your clothes say about you … it’s not just about ‘fashion.’ It’s about self-care, self-worth and wanting your outside to reflect what [...]

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Do you dress like you are worth it? Do you wear things that you like, that light you up, that you enjoy wearing, and make you happy and feel good about yourself?

What your clothes say about you … it’s not just about ‘fashion.’ It’s about self-care, self-worth and wanting your outside to reflect what is on the inside.

When we look in the mirror and like what we are seeing, we are essentially telling ourselves we like ourselves. It’s the ultimate act of self-care, in other words, how much you care about yourself. It’s more about your attitude than what you are actually wearing, but dang girl, it sure is fun to find clothes that reflect our inner truth. And, we get to express ourselves for who we are uniquely….that’s huge! It means we are valuing our unique personality by allowing our personal style to show!

I used to not understand how important this was because I never really valued myself.

Maybe you’ve already heard me talk about healing from adrenal fatigue and a big part of that was re-framing my mindset and really learning to love myself.

You see, I grew up with very little self-worth, which led to me marrying someone who also did not value me. Not to mention, all the relationships prior to that where I just didn’t believe enough in myself or know my worth.

This led to how I viewed myself both inside and out. It led to me not prioritizing my own self-care, especially when it came to my outer beauty.

For years, I accepted hand-me-downs that were ill-fitting, not stylish, and not even attractive on me. I didn’t feel like it was okay for me to splurge on myself and that I had to sacrifice that area of my life so I could make room in my budget for more of the kids’ needs.

This led to me never wanting to go out because I felt insecure about my appearance.

It led to me feeling unattractive, even though people told me all the time how pretty I was. It led to me feel small and not able to shine with confidence, like I do now.

Not knowing my own self-worth for so many years of my life felt quite crippling, actually. I never knew how to do my hair or wear my makeup, mostly because I didn’t ever believe I deserved to take the time away from other areas of my life to make myself look attractive on the outside.

And here’s the thing, I really want to impart through this tale I’m sharing…

Without self-worth and if you don’t think you are valuable, you will end up surrounding yourself with people who don’t value you and it won’t help you with your health goals either.

Ask me how I know.

After spending significant time focused on deeper healing body, mind, soul and spirit through coaching and emotional freedom support….I  FINALLY started to allow my outside match up with how I  was feeling on the inside. And guess what?

People are more noticeably affected by me when I show up with confidence radiating my inner beauty. I get to attract people to myself and share my unique gifts and passion with the world, and I’ll be damned if that’s not immensely valuable.

So, you want to know how to dress like you are worth it? You’ve got to know deep down that you are SO FREAKING WORTH IT!

That all shared, here’s one of my FAVORITE ways to dress like I am worth it… it’s so fun and super convenient too because it saves you time! Check out the videos below…

 

 

How Stitch Fix Works

Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology, and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and their personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget, and lifestyle. You can buy what you like and return the rest!

1. Fill out your Style Profile

Begin by filling out the Style Profile. This helps them understand your size, style, shape, budget, and lifestyle. Completing your profile should only take about 10 minutes.

2. Pick the date you’d like to receive your shipment

They’ll send you a selection of five clothing items and accessories handpicked by personal stylists on the date you choose. At the time your stylist selects your items, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment.

3. Try everything on in the comfort of your home

They encourage you to try on everything their personal stylists pick for you because you just never know what will look great on! Create new outfits by pairing what’s in your shipment with the items that are already in your closet.

4. Buy what you like and return the rest

  • Take three days to decide what you’ll purchase and what you’d like to send back. You’re only charged for these items when you tell them what you’re keeping and returning.
  • Check out by logging into your account to pay for those items you want to keep. The $20 styling fee will be applied as credit towards any items you purchase. If you buy all five items, they will give you 25% off the entire purchase!
  • Simply return the items you don’t want in the pre-paid mailing bag and drop it at any USPS mailbox. Stitch Fix clients enjoy free shipping both ways as a benefit of using the service!

5. Tell them what you think!

Don’t forget to give specific feedback on each of the items you receive. The personal stylists are able to send you better selections when they know what did and didn’t work for you, and why. Their blog offers a number of tips on the best ways to communicate with your personal stylist.

If you choose to receive regularly scheduled shipments, they will automatically schedule the delivery date for your next shipment. You can always choose an alternative date that better suits your needs or opt out of regularly scheduled shipments entirely. Stitch Fix does not require a membership fee or a monthly subscription.

How is Stitch Fix Different Than Shopping Online or in a Store?

The Stitch Fix experience is not merely curated, it’s truly personalized to your taste, budget, and lifestyle. Personal stylists handpick a selection of five items just for you. In fact, no two clients have ever received the same selection of items!

Stitch Fix makes shopping not just convenient, but effortless. Like other online retailers, Stitch Fix saves you a trip to the store by shipping items directly to you. But their personal stylists also save you the time and trouble of selecting clothing and accessories.

With Stitch Fix, your home becomes your dressing room. They encourage you to try everything on in the comfort of your home and see how the items we send work with what’s already in your closet.

Returns are easy at Stitch Fix. Simply slip the items you’re returning into the prepaid mailing envelope and drop it into any USPS mailbox. Shipping is always free at Stitch Fix!

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How to Go from Stressed to Thriving http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2017/05/how-to-go-from-stressed-to-thriving/ http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2017/05/how-to-go-from-stressed-to-thriving/#comments Tue, 09 May 2017 10:00:07 +0000 http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/?p=9732 2017-04-21 09.35.17What I am sharing today is for you if you are stressed, burned out, exhausted, and ready to make that all go away! You may have heard me talk about my own health journey and how I recovered from severe debilitating adrenal fatigue due to the constant barrage of stressors in my life; physical, mental, [...]

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What I am sharing today is for you if you are stressed, burned out, exhausted, and ready to make that all go away!

You may have heard me talk about my own health journey and how I recovered from severe debilitating adrenal fatigue due to the constant barrage of stressors in my life; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual that went on for decades.

Today, I want to share more of my story with you (I shared this in my live video in my Facebook community, but I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it ).

It’s about my personal health journey of how I went from stressed to thriving!

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To me, thriving means waking up daily happy to be living the life I live. It means I wake up able to do things I once was not when my health crashed and I finally realized that I had adrenal exhaustion, to now being able to wake up and make breakfast for my kids in the morning with the chance to bond with each of them. It means I can take leisurely walks during the day and actually have the energy to get in my 10,000 steps. It means I get to wake up and do the work I love with clarity and a clear mind. It means I have more than enough energy to do all that I need to do and to earn income. It means I have the energy to be a mom to my four boys and help them with homework, go on hikes in the woods, make them dinner, and even cook dinner together. And, it means I have some energy left at the end of the day to enjoy time for myself.

It was back in 2009 when I decided enough was enough and decided to turn it all around – I was not happy; I was not healthy. I knew I had a better life ahead of me and I wanted a chance to experience it.

At that time, I had four kids (my youngest was 2), and I had served my ex with divorce papers.  I. could. barely. make. it. through. a. single. day.

I remember taking the boys to camp every day that summer, and I only had enough energy to pack them up and all their camp stuff and drive them to the YMCA. I remember driving through McDonald’s drive-thru on the way because I couldn’t even make them breakfast, and I felt terribly guilty about doing it, but I just could not even muster the energy to feed them myself.

At that time, I also didn’t have any energy to figure out how I was going to earn money, to provide for my kids. I also felt terrible shame that I was so unable to be the fully loving capable mom I wanted to be for them.

Because of my own confusion, apathy, poor mood, and severe health issues, like reactive hypoglycemia (where I’d go into any store and almost pass out or get lightheaded and blurry vision), I literally was a slave to managing my own health. I could barely get through the day taking care of four young kids without any help.

I was so stressed out falling asleep at night was difficult; I literally had to talk myself out of panic attacks.

I was so stressed out that even getting to meetings with my lawyer and counselor were such a challenge. I could barely comprehend anything I needed to in those meetings, and they were IMPORTANT.

I used to wonder how on earth was I going to hold down a job to provide enough income for my family AND raise four boys on my own. And how was I going to have enough energy left at the end of the day for them if I couldn’t even get through ONE meeting without a major health reaction like dizzy spells or visual disturbances?

That’s when I knew I need to make a change and get help, but it took me awhile to move past the worst of my symptoms.

And what I learned, once I got started with nutritional therapy and then the hair tissue mineral analysis, was that my adrenals (aka my energy reserves, for a less clinical way to say it) were in the toilet and I was in total burnout…finally seeing that, while it was hard to swallow, made a huge difference because I now knew where my health was at and had a plan to start to resolve it.

What I learned from doing the hair analysis along with my health coaching program was that I needed to eat a certain way for my body’s current metabolism, which I got to see from the results. Also, I learned I needed to REST a lot more so my body would have a chance to actually heal, and so I could have enough energy again to actually function well in my day-to-day life.

It also showed me what nutrients I specifically needed to take in addition to my diet and actually gave me the motivation to stick to the lifestyle changes I knew I needed to implement so I could increase my energy and my mood.

And the support I needed was so specific that I had to have that test in hand to know exactly what I needed. My own DIY approach I had been piece-mealing together previously was not getting me the lasting powerful changes I needed to recover more deeply and fully.

You see, the mind, emotions, and spirit have an enormous impact on our physical body. And, there is a great deal of science to back this up too, by the way, and working on all of those pieces were key to my health recovery.

I quickly became a big believer in the value of nutritional health coaching using hair analysis as a powerful tool to get laser-focused insight on what each client needs to start to heal their body because it worked so powerfully for me.

Does my story resonate with you at all? What challenges are you currently facing in your own health and life that you would like to resolve?

Hair tissue mineral analysis is one way I have supported, not only myself but also my clients for the past several years to work towards their health goals, and I would love to help you with your own unique health goals and concerns.

So I am going to invite you to get started HERE today if you are really ready to move away from stress and more towards the thriving health and life you want.

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7 Simple Tips to Boost Your Healthy Lifestyle http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2017/04/7-simple-tips-to-boost-your-healthy-lifestyle/ http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2017/04/7-simple-tips-to-boost-your-healthy-lifestyle/#comments Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:06 +0000 http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/?p=9714 7 Simple Tips to Boost Your Healthy Lifestyle // divinehealthfromtheinsideout.comYou are on a mission to increase your energy and feel happy and alive in your body, so you start making changes to your diet and lifestyle so you can benefit. Yet, along the way, you realize it’s harder to navigate this whole “getting healthy” business and you start to get overwhelmed. Ever happen to [...]

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You are on a mission to increase your energy and feel happy and alive in your body, so you start making changes to your diet and lifestyle so you can benefit.

Yet, along the way, you realize it’s harder to navigate this whole “getting healthy” business and you start to get overwhelmed.

Ever happen to you?

Well, I hear this kind of scenario all the time – it can take a lot of time to really learn what is optimal for you, food wise, alone.

That’s why I’ve been sharing my weekly video series: ‘What’s In My Cart’ – to help teach you as I do what I naturally have been doing for years. Many of my tip ideas come from conversations with my clients, and in this video, I’ve got 7 tips for you that came straight from questions clients had.

Here are the 7 tips I go into in the video:

  1. Why Quality Dairy Matters – When determining dairy quality, you’ll want to look at the health of the animals it’s coming from and make sure they are being raised in healthy environments (cage-free, pasture-raised, not being fed GMO corn and soy, etc.). Always remember that the less processed a food is, the better it’s for you and the easier it is on your body, especially if you suffer from IBS, dairy intolerance, or any other problems. Otherwise, if you buy poor quality dairy products, your body may have issues with it.
  2. Glass vs. Plastic – Plastic may be convenient to use, but it can do more harm to your body than you think (and the environment). There are many dangers from the chemicals in plastic that can cause a variety of health issues. Glass keeps food safer, enhances the flavor of food, and in the long-run, saves you money because you don’t have to buy glass containers as often.
  3. Avoid Carrageenan and Vitamin D2 in Store-Bought Almond & Coconut Milks – These are very dangerous additives that you should try to avoid at any cost. Vitamin D2 and carrageenan are so toxic and inflaming to our body’s digestive system that even the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) has formally classified it as a potential human carcinogen.
  4. Why You Should Use More Turmeric Paired with Black Pepper – This dynamic duo helps you get all the benefits of turmeric that your body needs. On its own, turmeric does not get absorbed into our bodies efficiently because of the rapid metabolism of the turmeric in the liver, which also means you don’t absorb the key ingredient – curcumin. However, when you use these two spices together, the piperine in the black pepper helps to increase the absorption of curcumin within the body.
  5. The Benefits of Sourdough Gluten-Free Bread – When sourdough bread is made the old fashioned way and goes through a long fermentation process, the good bacteria is able to break down the carbohydrates and gluten in the bread, which is easier to digest and allows our bodies to absorb all of the nutrients that is released during this process.
  6. How to Ditch Refined Carbs and What to Replace Them With – Be sure to review labels of the products you buy and be on the lookout for added sugar and other ingredients your body doesn’t need. Choose healthy sweeteners instead, like honey, maple syrup, and molasses. Regularly eating foods high in fiber will help to regulate your blood sugar levels and help you feel fuller longer. You can also replace refined carbs with healthy fats, like avocados, nuts, olives, olive oil, and coconut oil. By eliminating these carbs, you’ll be lowering your risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and many other serious medical conditions.
  7. Organic Worm Castings for Your Urban Garden – Worm castings are jam-packed with essential nutrients and minerals, such as phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. When used in your garden, these castings extract toxins and other harmful bacteria and fungi in the soil, prevent extreme pH levels (too high or too low) so plants can absorb nutrients from the soil, increase the soil’s absorption of water, reduce carbon and increase nitrogen levels in the soil, and stimulate plant growth.

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Are you sleep deprived? Do you feel tired during the day? Do you constantly wake up a few hours after falling asleep, and find it hard to get back to sleep?

Believe it or not, SLEEP is the #1 issue every client I have ever worked with struggles with to varying degrees!

Sleep is a such an integral part of your health picture. Not getting enough consistent quality sleep can hinder weight loss, affect hormones, and deeper healing.

You see, the human body runs on a daily cycle, also known as our circadian rhythm. Every cell has an internal clock telling it the time of day. If one is in good health, these clocks work in sync, the circadian rhythm is synchronized and optimal health can be had. When our circadian rhythms are off balance or disrupted, disease can set in.

So, in this video training, I am going to share with you how to create strategies to improve your sleep so you can show up daily at your very best!

Are you ready?! Just click the play button on the video below to learn more about the tips I have to improve your sleep!

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If you’ve been around here for awhile, you will likely be quite familiar with a health issue called adrenal fatigue or adrenal exhaustion, or adrenal fatigue syndrome, or perhaps just “burnout.”

You see, I myself am a recoverer of this very syndrome, and in light of this, it’s a topic that is very near and dear to my heart. I want to help you be able to support your health in light of struggling adrenal health.

I recently took a poll in my Facebook group asking what everyone’s top three health concerns were and adrenal health was number one, followed by hormones, and then energy. And the truth is that all three are closely tied together.

In light of this being a top concern for many of you, I decided to take it upon myself to do some educating on this prevalent health syndrome many women today face.

Do you struggle with any of the following health symptoms?

  • Unable to fall asleep despite being tired
  • Waking up in the middle of the night for no reason
  • Heart palpitations at night or when stressed
  • Consistently low blood pressure
  • Low libido and lack of sex drive
  • Low thyroid function, often despite thyroid medications
  • Feeling of hypoglycemia even though laboratory values or blood glucose readings are normal
  • Depression, often unresolved after anti-depressants
  • Hair loss
  • Anxiety/Panic attacks
  • Brain Fog
  • Inability to handle stress
  • Waking up feeling tired in the morning even after a full night’s sleep
  • Intolerance to carbohydrates
  • Needing coffee to get going in the morning and throughout the day
  • Craving for salty food
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • EMF sensitivity
  • Sudden food sensitivities
  • Joint pain/Muscle pain
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Inability to concentrate or focus
  • Gastritis, and other GI Issues
  • Low back pain
  • Dizziness for no known cause
  • Fructose malabsorption
  • Shortness of breath
  • Presence of ovarian cyst
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia
  • IBS
  • Chronic fatigue

If so, stick around because this training session is just for YOU!

In this video training, I’m sharing with YOU all about adrenal health…and truthfully, this information applies to everyone!

Ready for my 8 steps to start healing your adrenals? Just click the play button on the video below!

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