Like a lot of people, I took my health for granted when I was growing up and was fortunate enough to enjoy feeling good most of the time without even thinking about what I was eating or how much I was exercising. Then I started facing a number of health “challenges” and was diagnosed with chronic Lyme’s Disease, severe degenerative bone disease, skin cancer, heavy metal toxicity, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, anemia, and more. In my search for relief and better health, I did extensive research, enrolled in numerous courses, tried tons of protocols, took supplements too numerous to mention or remember, did a variety of cleanses, etc., etc. And I learned A LOT along the way, often about what NOT to do. 😦
I also studied and practiced a number of healing/energy modalities, including Reiki, Dr. Yuen’s Energy Medicine, EFT, The Emotion Code/Body Code, Access Bars, Jeffrey Allen’s Duality Training, and Jin Shin Jyutsu, one of my new favorite self-help health tools.
Friends and family who knew about all the time I’d put into researching various health issue and experimenting with different protocols and healing techniques started coming to me for tips and information about various detox methods and alternative health practices. After awhile I decided it would be easier to just put all the information and experiences I’d collected into a book, instead of having to “re-invent the wheel” each time someone wanted to know about liver cleanses, colon cleansing, or some other protocol. So I created an e-book titled A Healthier You From the Inside Out and updated and revised it periodically with new information I’d come across that I thought was important.
But there is so much happening in the field of alternative health these days that it became too time consuming to constantly be revising the book. A blog seemed like the answer, so I decided to create this site and focus on current alternative-minded health research/findings I feel are important for people to be aware of, such as all the natural ways of treating and/or preventing Alzheimer’s, how important it is to have adequate levels of Vitamin D, and how good ole Vitamin C is a miracle worker.
I also want to include a lot of self-help oriented tips and routines, since I found that it was often the simple, inexpensive things that I could do on my own, such as oil pulling, salt water flushes, liver cleanses, inversion poses and planking, tongue scraping and using a neti pot, that made the most difference in my health. And there are products that I think no home should be without, like raw apple cider vinegar, Himalayan crystal salt, structured water units, BerryBreeze™, and Vibes Up energy mats, and this blog gives me the perfect format for letting others know about how incorporating these things into their daily lives could have a big impact on their overall health and well-being.
I also want to share some of the information and insights I picked up from taking Dr. Josh Axe’s Institute of Nutritional Leadership 8-week training recently, including the pros and cons of various diets and exercise routines, healing leaky gut, and using essential oils (my favorite part of the training!) for all sorts of health issues and personal care products,.and I hope to pass along some of what I learned in upcoming posts.
So I hope you find the information here at Self-help Health useful and come back often (or decide to subscribe) to check out new posts!
p.s. And check out the To Your Health page of my website for more health related tips, and my Evolution Made Easier blog for a wide variety of information and resources to support health and well-being on every level…..mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.