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How To Own Your Health Because It Belongs To You

Apr 25, 2022

How can you own your health? You’re responsible for it, so why not own it? This message is getting lost in the slew of things that are going on in the world right now. It can feel like a place full of a lot of fear where we can feel paralyzed as to what to do. And have almost this feeling of a foreboding never-ending waiting game. Is this happening to me too? You are probably asking yourself “how do I protect myself?” There’s a lot of these sentiments floating around, and we’re like Velcro – Picking them up. So, I wanted to talk a little bit about how can we undo this feeling? How can we start to reverse this feeling and remind ourselves daily, that we own our health? We can take advantage of taking on this perspective because our health does belong to us.  There is not nearly enough of this conversation happening. So, let me ask you, how do we build our health from the ground up, not just play this waiting game, but take control of ourselves? There are five main pieces that I want to focus on and help guide you through a personal audit to see if you’re doing everything that you can to boost and improve your health from the ground up.

The first step in taking charge of our health is – are you sleeping? Are you getting good rest?  Are you getting good quality sleep before midnight? Are you pushing yourself to stay up later to work? Feeling that kind of buzz at the end of the night when you can’t sleep? An important first step is to go to bed to nurture yourself and enjoy rest and rejuvenation. This is so important on a cellular level.

Number two, are you moving? Are you getting out encouraging circulation in your body? Encouraging circulation in your lymph nodes and your whole detoxification system? Just as important as sleep is – are you moving? It doesn’t have to be some crazy workout plan or some crazy exercise that you’re doing every day. It can just be as simple as going for a 20-minute walk. Are you moving your body in a way that is good for your body, good for your mind, and so good at being proactive in your health?

 Number three, what are you eating? Are you giving yourself fuel that your body recognizes and can convert into energy? That’s what eating should be about. There’s been a lot of pleasure eating that has slid into our lives. There has been a lot of quick, fast, easy eating that has become more common. It’s important to stop and ask yourself, “what did I have to eat in a day? What did I eat in a week? And am I eating whole nutritious food that can be recognized by my body and turned into energy?” Okay, number four goes along with number three.  Are we supplementing or supporting the body where it’s needed? Not just a patch job, but are we getting things like nutrient deficiencies up to sufficiency? Lab work is an important way to monitor deficiencies and working with a practitioner that understands what to look for to get, and keep, you on the right track.

Lastly, number five, are you watching your stress? What’s going on with your nervous system? A stressed-out body is much more vulnerable to sickness that may be circulating. Right? So, checking our stress is important. Not letting the whirlwind of information that’s flying around add to that stress, keeping yourself centered in your circle of control. Asking ourselves “what do I have control over?” And focusing on those things is a huge way to deal with stress. This may seem like it’s kind of on an ongoing merry-go-round, but controlling stress is super important.

So, these five steps are how you own your health. This is how you take it back into your control. You have to operate as your own best advocate to keep your health moving forward. It doesn’t have to be a waiting game. There’s so much you can do to move your health forward and get the results that you’re looking for.

So as always, I would love to chat with you if taking charge of your health feels like what you’re looking for and you want to learn more about how to dig into each of these five steps. Reach out to us at Radiate Wellness to set up a Strategy Session, we would love to help you take control of your health. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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Hi, I’m Frankie
Becoming a Functional Nutritionist was born out of my love of working in women’s health and my own health crisis that hit in 2011. It was then that I realized that the body cannot be taken for granted. With two cancer scares in one year, I decided to take my health into my own hands, guided by the intelligence of functional medicine. As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, I use data and mindfulness techniques to motivate change. My client relationships are filled with loving connections and precise planning.

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