Three easy steps to health
“There is no ‘disease’ in the body, only dis-ease. The origin is always unique – always.” – Dr. Jeffrey Bland, father of Functional Medicine.
When insurances code for different “diseases,” they refer to a book called the ICD-10 Guidebook. To date, that book has 14,000 unique diseases, syndromes and illnesses listed. In fact, when a disease is given a name; rheumatoid arthritis, PMS, PCOS, or Type II Diabetes, to name a few, what we are really looking at is a group of symptoms that has been packaged into a disease. These groups of symptoms are really our bodies telling us that there is a problem: that our bodies are experiencing dis-ease.
ARE YOU LISTENING?
Or are you covering your symptoms with a medication so that you don’t have to think about them anymore. When you hide the symptoms, they are just come out in different ways to let you know things are not alright. Then you cover the new symptom with a new medication and the vicious cycle continues until you are on multiple medications all because you chose not to listen.
Functional medicine, what I practice as a health coach, teaches us that there are only THREE! things that we need to address to help us find optimal health.
- Maximize what your body needs.
The raw materials that your body needs to heal. Are you tired all the time? This might be your body calling for more iron or folate. Are you depressed and have trouble with sleep? Maybe you are deficient in vitamin B6. Do you frequently get sick? Perhaps your immune system could use some help by boosting vitamin D and zinc.
This is a very simplistic viewpoint but often we are experiencing symptoms because our bodies simply do not have the materials that it needs to allow us to have the best health possible.
- Minimize what does not work for your unique body. Maybe you have a chronic yeast infection and are completely unaware. Perhaps you received fillings as a child and those are releasing mercury into your system. How about your thoughts? Are they self-limiting, fearful or full of negative expectations?.Finally, create an environment that will allow you to heal. Get plenty of sleep, rest and activities that help to alleviate stress. Exercise in moderation and practice proper breathing techniques. Keep your thoughts and relationships with yourself and others positive.
- Finally, create an environment that will allow you to heal. Get plenty of sleep, rest and activities that help to alleviate stress. Exercise in moderation and practice proper breathing techniques. Keep your thoughts and relationships with yourself and others positive.
If you need help figuring out what to maximize, minimize and how to get out of your own way to heal, that is why Just Breathe is here. We offer a myriad of healers and workshops to educate you on improving your life and your relationships and Missy, the owner, is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach who can help you identify what and where you need help. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.