The pillars of health are something that we can influence
Choosing to be healthy: We can make conscious decisions to affect our health and over all wellbeing. And we have the right to take our health into our own hands, and yes regardless of our genetics, what you have done in the past, and what you have been brought up to believe.
Just because our parents become sick from this that and the other thing or, “oh this runs in my family…” It doesn’t mean it’s your fate, neuroplasticity is tellings us that when we change our environment, aka the things we do with our time, our surroundings, the food we eat, and everything that we have control over, we can change the expression of our genes. AMAZING!
I have been on a health journey for the past 5 years + and it’s been such a beautiful experience.
Knowing that I am in control of my health
Health is created on the foundation of many things…the sum of all parts of ourselves and we can make conscious decisions throughout the day to positively impact that.
To me this is exciting
Health is the result of…The Food We Eat
I would start off thinking about what you eat and how is it contributing to your wellness. Are you eating a well balanced meal? Are you thinking about your food as information/ medicine? Are you eating enough plants rich in phytonutrients? We are all constantly learning how to eat better. The first step is to be aware that you need to change, this can often be prompted by a health diagnosis, chronic pain etc. The foundation of what you are physically made of is created by the food you eat…you create your body, every time you eat. Inflammation is the root cause of pain, discomfort and many diseases in the body. I have learned a lot from Dr. Mark Hyman in addition to Dr. Andrew Weil. Check out some of their content to see if can serve you in any way. I also really love the blue zones approach to life.
👉Check out this document I made all about Low Inflammation eating.
How we spend our time, who we spend it with, our environment. This can include the things we do in our free time, are we drinking and smoking and eating lots of sugar often…getting poor sleep? That’s not good, your body is a sacred temple and deserves to be and feel better. Your can always change your lifestyle by breaking out of your patterning…go to parks, go for walks, spend time in nature, connect to a higher power (through meditation, nature, reading etc.)
Our bodies are designed to move, movement is so important for so many functions of the body and not just for “loosing weight.” By moving we are stimulating the lymphatic system which is all about ridding the body of toxins. It’s a system that we can influence and need to because it is not like the cardiovascular system that is moving along from the pumping of the heart…by walking, jump roping, running, yoga etc, we are influencing our bodies mobility and ability to ease-fully move in this world. If you are looking for a good place to start, check out Aaron Alexander’s book, The Align Method
Some relevant blog posts I made
- Why moving matters
- Leaning into yoga
- Nourish Bowls (our favorite go to health filled recipes)
- The open hearts club Podcast
One of my favorite people to learn from is Dr. Mark Hyman, this is an incredible interview he hosts with Dr. Andrew Weil, the founding father of integrative medicine