Continuing from my previous post about self-fullness, I want to go into another area where most busy moms neglect, nourishing our bodies. When I was a young single mom I had no time to sit and eat, that was a luxury! Unfortunately, I ate a lot of fast-food, it was cheap, fast, and convenient. Don't judge, but being a single mom of 2 toddlers only a year and a half part, my main concern was getting food in my face before I pass out from exhaustion so I can mind my children.
That was then, and now almost 20 years later I find myself prudent about what I put in my body, well most of the time. I'm still pretty busy but now I find myself a lot more mindful when it comes to nutrition. In the picture above, is a week worth of groceries, some of it is organic some of it is not, and that's ok. I have found that sometimes, the best way to making changes in your life, especially when it comes to your diet/lifestyle, is by taking small baby steps, it's more sustainable that way, by just phasing out the processed foods, and slowly transition into eating whole foods, and then more organic foods. Then, watch how your body responds! Trust me you will be surprised at the difference of just changing your diet will make in your health!
It took years for me to learn (or discovered the hard way), that the most important thing you can do for your body is to eat clean whole foods, and not only that, but to also be in tune with your body, and know what foods it thrives on, and what it cannot tolerate. I have a sever case of IBS, I have had it for as long as I can remember, and the day I figured out what my "trigger foods" were, and by changing my diet accordingly, my life completely changed. What many don't know is that, in some cases, if you are suffering with some sort of auto-immune disease, you can support your body by simply changing what you eat. But many either don't understand this, or think they don't have the time, or money to invest to eating this way, so instead we eat crap and accept our discomfort as just life. But we can do better than this! You are worth more than that!
In addition to changing my diet I found another way to fuel my body, because let's face it, we slip up sometimes and still eat fast and convenient junk food! So for those time you are going to need something to support your body to counter that inevitable damage. Enter the Lifelong Vitality Pack! You would be surprised to know that the #1 selling product for doTERRA are these supplements! yeah I know right, I was surprised too, and actually for a long time I did not care about them, I was all about oils, GIVE ME OILS! Who cares about some stinking vitamins! I did! When I found out what people were experiencing just after a week of taking them! And since there's a 30 days money back guarantee I figured what the heck, let's try them! First off, let me just explain, how much I hate swallowing pills. I swear when I was being created I was giving a smaller piping system, I gage on everything! But my experiance after just 3 days of taking these supplements were so profound, I found a nice tutorial on YouTube (actually my son did!) and practiced, and I practiced until I learned how to swallow those suckers!! And now, I feel great on this stuff, I mean I have more energy, the achiness I felt waking up in the morning is gone, and most of all my GI track is working like clockwork, which is a small miracle in it's self!
What these supplements do is supply your body's systems ( there are like 11 or 12 of them) everything it needs to function at peak performance with nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and essential and omega oils. You want the details? Learn more watching this video by Justin Harrison.
Fueling your body with the right nutrition is key to optimal health, I am no expert, but I AM an expert at observing what make me and my family feel good! So what I am going to say is my opinion only. But I truly believe that the key to properly managing your health and eradicating most illnesses, both physical and mental can be done through eating whole clean, organic foods ANNNND eating for your body type! Our bodies are all different in makeup and chemistry, we are not baked from the same dough. As such, the foods that your body seem to thrive on, may cause chaos in mine, and vice versa.
Be mindful of what your body is telling you and do your research, just because vegan is the new black, doesn't mean it will be right for you. My suggestion is to check out the blood type diet, and the elimination diet for starters, and figure out what your body can and cannot tolerate, and what it thrives on. I believe food is linked to many of the autoimmune diseases and cognitive disorders many of us suffer today (and sometime it's what has been sprayed on the food before it hits your plate.) Many health practitioners from a variety of modalities are even starting to recognize, true healing of the mind and body is somehow connected to the gut. So allow me to share some of my recommendations for supporting your gut health, and this will be more effective if you change your diet to fit its needs first.
Essential Oils, Blends & Supplements To Support Gut Health :
- Peppermint:- Soothes digestive difficulties, relieves colic, gas, indigestion
- DigestZen:- Relieves bloating, sluggish digestion, gas, nausea, overall digestive support
- Ginger:- Soothes occasional Indigestion, Nausea, gas
- Fennel:- Digestive system support
- Lifelong Vitality:- essential nutrients, metabolism benefits, and powerful antioxidants designed to help promote energy, health, and lifelong vitality.
- Terrazyme:- Supplements that support conversions of food nutrients to cellular energy
- PB Assist:- A Probiotic that promotes a positive balance and proliferation of beneficial bacteria
- PB Assist Jr:- A powdered probiotic supplement designed for children or adults who have trouble swallowing pills.
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Hope this post brings value, what do you do to keep healthy, leave a comment below sharing your preferred eating lifestyle!
Until next time, BE WELL!
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