Five things you must know about your bodyJul 17, 2022
It may sound like a broken record, but our health and well-being are the most valuable things we have in life. Unfortunately, once our health starts to decline and go downhill, it can be hard to get it back. But you can.
I spent most of my life in poor health, starting with severe asthma as a kid and horrific menstrual cycles in my teens until I got a hysterectomy at 44. I had a cancer scare at 19 because of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and fibroids. I knew nothing about health and wellness and that food affected every aspect of my life, especially my health. I got sicker and sicker, bigger and bigger, culminating in a health crisis that lasted about three years and still affects me to this day. That's why I'm so passionate about helping people not to go down this road like me.
I watched my grandmothers die in their 60s, one from a stroke and the other from breast cancer. My mother died in her 70s from an apparent heart attack or stroke. These were the most influential women in my life that lost their lives at an early age from lifestyle choices that devasted their health and decreased their ability to have a longer and healthier life. Think about the people in your life. Have you lost someone at a young age from chronic illnesses like these?
I believe, in my heart, if we had known more about how diet plays such a big part in longevity and health, we would not have experienced such unfortunate outcomes in our health. If we had realized a better way and had the tools to help with incorporating a healthier diet, exercise, and taking care of ourselves, my grandmothers and mother would have prolonged their lives, and I wouldn't have suffered in my health for so long.
The good news is now I know. I've made better choices in my lifestyle, and my greatest joy is helping others achieve good health outcomes. We don't have to be or get sick. Not saying that you won't get sick, but each day making better choices regarding your life and your health can lessen your chances of dealing with chronic diseases.
There are things that you must know about your body so that you can make intelligent decisions regarding your health.
- Is your metabolism slow or fast? How does your body use foods you eat as energy to help you function every day?
- How dietary factors such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and sugars affect your body's ability to prevent disease.
- You need to know how your thyroid and adrenals glands affect your metabolic rate, your ability to lose or gain weight, and your overall health.
- How is your digestion? Are you absorbing foods properly so that it gets into vital organs that need nutrition from food to keep you going and healthy?
- Are you minerally imbalanced? Minerals are essential to your overall health; imbalances can cause many issues.
Let's talk about magnesium. Come to find out, I was severely deficient in magnesium. Most don't realize its importance in how the body functions. Magnesium plays many crucial roles in the body, such as supporting muscle and nerve function and energy production. Low magnesium levels usually don't cause symptoms. However, chronically low levels can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis.
People who are stressed and exhausted typically mobilize magnesium from tissue stores and the consequent loss of this mineral from the body. Therefore, magnesium and calcium levels usually appear on a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis hair sample test. My team and I look at crucial signs and symptoms concerning our client's low or excess magnesium and other minerals.
Learn what's going on in your body and make informed decisions about achieving your best health. Then, you have many great years to enjoy your family and have the best quality of life possible.
If you have a problem you would like to discuss, don't hesitate to contact me at [email protected]. One conversation could change your life.
I can't wait to talk with you.
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