I am always amazed at how much time and money we are willing to spend to avoid what we already know we need to do! As a Naturopath and Herbalist, people are always asking for advice on things they can do to get more energy, better sleep and less aches and pains. The interesting part is that most of the time they are not really interested in the answer. Especially if it involves giving up something or change! In fact, many times they are already telling me that they know they need to eat more wholesome foods, stop drinking alcohol or surgery soft drinks and that they know they are eating too much sugar! They will also tell me they need to exercise, drink more water and go to bed earlier.
The truth is we all know what we need to do. What we are really looking for is a short cut…a magic bullet, if you will. Isn’t there something, a pill or an herb, I can take that will fix this problem so I can continue on with my current lifestyle?
Well the answer is NO! We have all seen the results of covering up symptoms with a pill. That seems to help for a while, but in many cases, creates yet another problem requiring more pills to combat the side effects. You see, SYMPTOMS are our red flag to stop what were doing and build our immune system. Our bodies are out of balance and we have to make necessary changes in order to get back in balance. Our body have the amazing ability to cleanse and heal itself, if given the right raw materials.
So what are the right materials? Well certainly Sunshine, Water, Fresh Air, Plenty of Rest, Exercise and a Whole Food Diet are “the best six doctors anywhere and no one can deny it” but at the forefront is your mind. Our brain is like the hard drive of a computer directing every movement in our body (including our healing) We are the sum total of our thoughts and therefore to be well, we must not only clear out our negative thoughts and drama, but in addition seek out success stories to model after. Our bodies are designed to stay alive!
I know this first hand, having lived many years with allergies, asthma and a heart condition, as well as much inflammation and pain resulting from some serious accidents. I, like others, had no idea that changes to my lifestyle (mind, body and spirit) would, over time, lead to an energized and pain free life!
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Teri Tomlinson has been studying natural health for more than 30 years. She is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, a Master Herbalist, Certified Natural Health Professional, Certified Weight loss Coach and a Chi Kung/Tai Chi Master Trainer. She was presented a “Higher Achievement Award” for Naturopathic Doctors by the American Naturopathic Medical Association in Sept 2014.