Haha what a great title for Valentine's day!
That stands for Dairy / Wheat / and Processed sugar
In my ongoing quest for vibrant health and well-being, there are three players who repeatedly cause havoc in my body. While I've released them in the past, one more than the other two, whenever they reappear it's all bad. But in some ways they are my old friends with wise insights.
So here is how it plays out in me:
Dairy: the casein protein causes asthma – the whey protein causes my ears to close up to the point I can't hear after a couple weeks.
Wheat: sinus congestion, brain fog, and my eyes don't see things as bright and clear
Processed sugar: let's just not even go there. I'm pretty sure my body laughs and immediately stores it around the middle.
All of the above create an inflammation in my body that over time goes on to cause all kinds of other problems, or so we are told. I personally don't feel like waiting around for that.
So in honor of Valentine's Day (and why honor love just one day of the year), I'm going to spend the entire YEAR loving my body into a state of vibrant health and well-being. Over the past two years I've posted a lot of pictures and inspiration on Facebook from the 30-day plank challenge, to my two days a week in the University of Utah free weight room as part of our fantastic Well U Program, to my happy place at the Bar Method SLC. During this time I've transformed my body, gained strength and flexibility, lots of amazing muscles, even my “6-pack” abs are underneath that roll around the middle I'm going to be burning off this year. I've shed 15 pounds of the 25 pounds I gained the year after I suffered two seizures out of the blue. I'm down to the last 10 pounds (maybe I'll go for 15) – you know that friend that keeps coming back around – no pun intended. Maybe it's time to pull up a comfy place to chat and find out what she has to say. I'm sure it's insightful, I've just been ignoring her wisdom.
So in the picture above that roll around the middle is the only place left to really burn. At age 62 1/2 my body has seen every trick in the book, so it's time to reconnect and listen.
I've decided to honor myself by creating a year long body transformation program and put myself through it. As a clinical herbalist, flower essence practitioner, and quantum touch/reiki practitioner, I love to look at the biggest picture of what might be causing imbalances in the body that show up as “symptoms” that may or may not send you to the doctor. Lifestyle choices are a big factor as well as nutritional deficiencies. So I like to address it all, but not all at once. I've even had a client whose health was affected by high electro-magnetic frequencies near his house/work. So including the physical, emotional, energetic, spiritual/soul levels, and environmental factors all come into play.
Since the best thing we can all do to help keep health care costs down is prevention, I'm going to create a tribe of like-minded people. Read along if you are so drawn.
I'll share how my entire business, plus more, can be used for a more vibrant life.