As you read this today, I am driving my SUV down the east coast with my 3 cats in tow (meowing incessantly) and my son following me in his truck, moving to our new home in Florida.
I have been a mixed bag of emotions these last few months, ranging from sheer excitement and happiness about the new house and living in the Sunshine State to anxiety and sadness over leaving my beautiful home in Central NY that I built 11 years ago.
And this last week while the date has been fast approaching, I have been having bad dreams every night, my stomach has been doing flip flops, and I even had diarrhea this morning! (Never fear—I popped an extra Super Shield and I’m OK now LOL.)
Change isn’t easy, my friend, but it’s worth it.
Well, the same can be said about changes that you make for your health.
Let’s talk about that…
I have some questions for you
I’m getting close and personal today and I want to ask you:
- Are you overweight?
- Do you have trouble sleeping?
- Is your energy non-existent?
- Are you always fighting one sickness after another?
- Do you take one or more medications and suffer side effects?
- Are you constantly gassy and bloated?
In other words, are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
I understand, I care, and I can help you.
Because even though you may be feeling like there’s no way out, or you can’t possibly feel better, or you’re too far gone, that’s simply not true. The human body is an amazing creation, and its natural state is one of health—not sickness!
And the great thing is, you can make a tremendous difference in how you feel just by taking a few small steps in the right direction.
Let me guide you.
Start with little changes to your diet
You don’t have to do a complete dietary overhaul—even little improvements can make a huge impact!
Here are some good places to start:
- Eat a tossed salad every day. You don’t have to get fancy—if all you like is lettuce and dressing, that’s OK! Lettuce is an anti-inflammatory food, and its fiber will help ease constipation.
- Substitute a glass of water for one soda or sweetened drink each day. Reducing sugar is good for your weight, blood pressure, gut microbiome, and reducing your diabetes risk, and water helps prevent constipation.
- Keep your meals simpler—they’ll be easier for your system to tackle and help eliminate gas and bloating, plus you’ll have more energy with easier digestion. Pair proteins and veggies, OR starch and veggies, in your meals.
- Have scrambled eggs for breakfast at least one day a week instead of cereal, muffins, toast or bagels. You’ll be shocked at how you’ll stay full until lunchtime.
- Opt for protein snacks—a handful of nuts, a cube of cheese or a hard-boiled egg—instead of chips or crackers. This will help keep you full between meals and even out your blood sugar.
Get some decent rest
Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night, so if you are typically getting fewer than that, it’s time to improve your sleep. You can try these tips:
Strive to go to bed at the same time each night and get up the same time each morning.
Avoid coffee, soda and alcohol before bed—these can all disrupt your sleep.
Try putting some lavender essential oil on your pillow—it has been shown to be very helpful with sleep.
Take a walk
Taking a walk a few days a week will do wonders for your stress level, help reduce aches and pains, improve your mood, support your digestion, increase your energy level and of course help you lose weight!
Support strong gut health
Your gut truly determines your health from head to toe—it absorbs the nutrients your body needs to survive, eliminates wastes and toxins and houses 70-80 percent of your immune system!
But your microbiome is always taking a hit from things like sugar and refined carbs, medications, lacking sleep and stress. Plus your friendly bacteria are not “permanent residents” to begin with—they only “vacation” inside of you for 12 days or less!
So, it’s essential to keep your friendly gut flora population strong and healthy—and the best way to do that is with an outstanding probiotic supplement like Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula!
Support your body’s nutrient needs
Most all diseases have their roots in one or more nutrient deficiencies, so have a diet of wholesome real foods is crucial to support your body’s nutritional needs and prevent disease.
Unfortunately, many times that’s not enough.
Because our food is not a nutritious as it used to be due to changes in farming methods, fewer minerals in our soil and the unnatural/GMO diets fed to the animals raised for our food supply.
In addition, medications can affect your body’s absorption of nutrients.
Plus, your body leeches nutrients during times of stress, and heaven knows we all have our share of stress.
The best way to ensure all your nutrient bases are consistently covered is with an outstanding quality multi-vitamin formula like Super Core.
Be proud of yourself and ignore the nay-sayers
This is arguably the most important tip of all.
Celebrate every little improvement you experience and be proud of yourself. You did this, and you are making the most important changes of your life—guiding yourself back to good health!
Ignore the nay-sayers that say you can’t make a difference, or you’re too far gone, or why bother.
They are either ignorant or jealous or both! Prove them wrong.
And lastly, remember…
You didn’t get here overnight
Remember that health issues don’t POOF! come out of nowhere. It’s usually a gradual process and happens over time….and therefore reversing it will also take time.
Don’t get frustrated when you’re trying to make changes and you don’t see instant results.
Patience and perseverance, my friend. That will help ensure your success!
I believe in you, I am rooting for you and praying for you. You CAN do this.
And when you start to see great changes, please write in and tell me. I will love to hear from you (from Florida)!
Your partner in great health,