You Are The Magic Pill {Free Videos}

Have you been feeling yucky for a while?  Maybe you have anxiety, depression, brain fog, adrenal fatigue, digestive issues, headaches, etc?

Maybe you have a diagnosis or doctors keep telling you that there is nothing wrong.

You've spent hours and hours researching to try and figure out what is wrong with you.

But, you feel more exhausted and stressed than ever?

Are you on the constant hunt for the thing that is going to heal you?  A new diet?  A certain food you need to cut out?  A magic supplement?

 

 
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I know what that feels like.  I suffered in the pain of thinking something was wrong with me for 10 years.

But, I finally found the answers I was searching for, and I share them with you in this video.  In this free video, Dr. Heather Paulson and I chat about the true magic pill.  We talk about how you don't have to follow a strict diet to heal your mind, body, or soul.  What you believe will heal you, will heal you - and this is the BEST news for those of you on a health journey!

This is a quick preview into the Science and Soul of Healing Summit.  Do you want to learn the secrets behind truly healing and staying well? Are you interested in learning how to address your health from body, mind, and spirit? The Science and Soul of Healing Summit is a FREE & ONLINE conference made up of more than 25 video interviews with an amazing lineup of experts in holistic health and wellness.  

4 Things You Can Do To Manage Stress Now

Guest post by Tiffany Flaten of Rock Bottom Wellness

 

In order to manage our stress levels, we need to take care of our adrenal glands. These walnut-sized glands are big players in our body when it comes to feeling balanced and healthy. When your adrenals are low-functioning, it’s not uncommon to come down with a myriad of symptoms over time with chronic adrenal stress.

So, How Does This Happen?

The thing about stress is that our bodies can’t discern between good or bad stress. I often hear people describe their reactions to a new job as a good stress. “I love my job! It’s very stressful; but a good stress, you know?” We tend to think of things as black and white, all-or-nothing. Over time, this can wreak havoc on that little gland and throw us out of whack.

Basically, our adrenals deal with stress of any kind, whether you’re planning a wedding or planning a funeral. It doesn’t really care because our bodies are amazing and are constantly trying to keep us in balance. The example of the new job on top of the constant bombardment of our busy lives and being connected ALL the time doesn’t allow our adrenals to recover.

In this day and age, we are constantly running away from the proverbial sabre tooth tiger. This leads to some or many of these common symptoms of adrenal exhaustion.

Common Symptoms of Adrenal Exhaustion

1. Feel worse after exercise

2. Brain fog

3. Water retention

4. Salt cravings

5. Not rested upon waking/constant fatigue

6. Depression

7. Headaches/migraines

8. Sweet or alcohol cravings

9. Unstable blood sugar

10. Muscular weakness

 

What Can I Do To Combat Adrenal Stress?

1. Add some Himalayan Pink Salt.

Unrefined pink salt is nutritionally dense with trace minerals. These minerals are necessary for the function of your thyroid and adrenals and often are feeling the symptoms of adrenal exhaustion. You can add to savory dishes in place or regular table salt or even add a pinch to a smoothie.

 

2. Add some Licorice Extract.

I’m not talking about Twizzlers here. Real licorice in the form of a tea or a DGL Licorice supplement (please contact a professional for quality supplements). This herb supports normal cortisol surges needed for you to feel awake and productive while managing your adrenals. (If you have high blood pressure, I don’t recommend this for your adrenal support or only use under a professional’s care.)

 

3. Get your greens – and other colors!

Often, when we are struggling with adrenal exhaustion, it is really hard to get the whole-food nutrients in our diets we need. Leafy greens will provide you with the magnesium that is often deficient with this condition and other greens and citrus fruits will help with the Vitamin C that is depleted with adrenal stress. In general, consume more vegetables and fruits to ensure these micronutrients are sufficient enough to support your adrenals.

 

4. Exercise…but not too much.

If your normal exercise routine has you feeling exhausted versus energized, then it’s time to find a new one. I recommend to my clients that they find the time to look inward and relax for 5, 10, or even 15 minutes. Make a habit of getting some time in to do a few deep breathing exercises and a few stretches. Taking some time every day to just BE will go a long way to making you feel better. And, if you can get a walk in, that’d be even better. Just pay attention to your body. If something makes you feel more tired, don’t do it. That’s the bottom line.

 

To summarize, our bodies are trying really hard to keep us in a healthy balance. Because of our busy lives and poor food intake, we often get in it’s way and we get sicker. Taking care of your adrenals by eating whole, nutritious foods and getting enough rest and recovery time are some simple steps you can take to keep your adrenals healthy.

To contact Tiffany, please find her at Rock Bottom Wellness

Additional Resources:

Essential Oils for Instant Energy

The Reason Why You Are Tired All The Time {and what to do about it!}

 Daily Routine for Instant Energy {plus recipe}

 

Essential Oils for Instant Energy

“I feel sluggish and lethargic”

“It’s like I’m wearing a weighted vest and just don’t want to move”

“I have to use sugar or caffeine to just make it through the day”

“I hate sitting on the couch and watching my life pass by, just because I’m too tired to do anything”

“I feel heavy and lazy”

“I’m discouraged and frustrated that nothing seems to work for me”

Any of that sound familiar?  I spend years experiencing this personally, and now hear it from clients on a weekly basis.  It seems so many women are suffering from the effects of fatigue and low energy. 

 
 

When was the last time you jumped out of bed and felt excited for the new day? 

When was the last time you had time and energy to take care of yourself the way that you know you want to? 

How often are you relying on unhealthy stimulants to perk up during the day? 

How many nights have you gone to bed exhausted (even though you felt like you didn’t do much), and crossed your fingers for a better day tomorrow?

 

Essential Oils To The Rescue

Essential oils are an all natural, supportive way to boost energy levels and get you feeling better quick.  Rather than relying on unhealthy stimulants (caffeine, sugar) to keep you alter during the day, try a healthy essential oil routine!

I have healed myself of chronic fatigue, anxiety, and auto-immune disease.  Through the long journey to health, I discovered several different tools that boosted energy levels and pulled me out of that fog of fatigue.

 

The Best Oils for Instant, All-Day Energy

Joy – I tell most of my client to rub a drop of this over their heart every morning.  The Joy blend is a combination of several high vibration oils that uplift the emotions and spirit.  When you are feeling joyful, it’s hard to feel depleted and fatigued at the same time!

 

Lemon – I dare you to not feel awake and energized when you are using lemon oil!  In addition to adding it to my laundry and cleaning solutions, I love this one mixed in the diffuser.  Here are my favorite diffuser combos:

 

Happy and Energized:

1-2 drops lemon

3 -4 drops Joy

 

Awake and Clear:

3 drops lemon

3 drops peppermint

 

Peppermint – The cool, refreshing tingle of peppermint oil is sure to wake you up during that 3pm slump.  Here are my favorite ways to use peppermint.  Inhale a drop right from the bottle.  Drop a small bit onto your tongue (be careful – it’s powerful!) to clean your palate and banish brain fog.   Or, fill the whole house with uplifting refreshment through the diffuser!

 

Tranquil – This blend is good for when you are feeling appropriately tired (at bed time), but you can’t seem to settle down or turn your brain off.  I will put a little bit of this on the back of my neck before bed every night, and it guarantees me a deep, rejuvenating night’s sleep - exactly what you need for an energized tomorrow!

 

I recommend Young Living essential oils, purchased through an independent distributor.  If you would like to purchase these oils at the wholesale price, contact me HERE or contact your local Young Living distributor. 

 

Additional Resources

Why You Are Tired All The Time {and what to do about it}

Instant Energy Smoothie

Essential Oils to Beat Sugar Cravings 

Megan's Private Facebook Community

 

Healing Hormones {guest blog post}

Guest post by Dawn Pfingsten at Just Doing My Best

Creating hormone balance is different for every woman.

In our 20’s we tend to think only grandmas experience hormone issues. It doesn’t take long to find out that hormone issues can affect every woman in one way or another, some more than others. And, they don’t necessarily wait until you’re a grandma.

Now that I’m in my 40’s, it seems like every birthday brings a new “hormonal surprise”.

These changes are brought on by declining levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Yes, even woman have testosterone.

What Do Hormones Do In The Body?

Let’s talk for a moment about how they all work. First, estrogen promotes the health of the female reproductive organs, helps keep cholesterol levels down, and affects your brain (including your mood). When estrogen levels decline, usually about my age (sometimes younger), your sexual desire can be affected, and you can experience vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, and dry skin.

Second, there’s progesterone. This affects your periods and will actually stop being produced during your cycle and when ovulation stops after your last cycle (when you’re technically in menopause). Progesterone benefits the bones and cardiovascular system.

Lastly, there’s testosterone, which helps with the production of estrogen. Testosterone declines after your 20’s. It helps with libido, brain function, bone health, your sleep, and stamina.

Everyone woman is different. Some will be affected greatly by fluctuating hormone levels while some women notice very few changes.

Most women will likely notice a lot of the same symptoms associated with their regular cycle, but enhanced while approaching perimenopause (the time right before menopause). Symptoms like breast tenderness and moodiness for instance.

I have definitely experienced mood swings, my husband will attest to that. They don’t happen as much as they used to since I’ve found something that really works for me.

Maca

I love maca root. Since I’ve been using this I have more energy and muscle mass. But, the biggest difference I’ve noticed is with my libido. Most women will say their interest level decreases as they get past 40 and 50. This has helped me so much.

My husband says he’s noticed a difference in several areas. He’s noticed that my interest level has increased, but he also told me recently I’m not as moody and quick to snap, yet another piece of the hormone puzzle.

Hormone issues differ for everyone. It’s important to take care of yourself. And, when you find something natural that might help, it’s worth a try. I hope this helps you like it has helped me.

As we reach menopause it’s also important to drink water, exercise and eat well too. It all helps you stay on top of your game and feel your best.

Megan's Notes

Emotional Root Cause of Hormone Imbalance

Emotionally, a hormone imbalance correlates to feelings of overwhelm, a lack of joy, feeling overlooked, and pressure to be successful (this can relate to any area of your life - your body, your family, your health, your career, etc).  Does that resonate with you at all?  Take a few minutes and see where those feelings may be coming from.  A lot of the time, we put un-needed pressure on ourselves.  Are there any self-imposed "rules" that are no longer serving you?  Where can you take a step back, simplify, and release stress?

Where can you ignite joy back into your life?  Can you take a break this week and go to lunch with a friend?  Stop what you are doing right now, go outside, and breath some fresh air into your body.  Take 5 minutes to clear your mind and meditate.  

Healing doesnt have to be hard.  

Gentle food from nature, compassionate exercise, standing up for yourself and speaking truth, intentional joy, daily stress release, and supportive nutrition (maca, greens, avocado, sweet potatoes) are all things you can do to rebalance hormones.

Additional Resources:

Discover the Connection Between Gut Health, Emotional Wellness, and Hormone Balance  

Affirmations I Used to Heal Auto-Immune Disease

10 Simple Practices That Transform Your Emotional Health 

The Reason Why You're Tired All The Time {and what to do about it}

 

To learn the simplest ways to create radiant health, effortless joy, and lasting energy CLICK HERE!