Category Archives: HealthyBody

Modalities that helped me to heal and Be Healthy: Meditation…

I have learned so much in my search to heal from my injuries and in my mission to create a healthy lifestyle. When you are in pain you are willing to try just about anything to make it stop.

So, I researched and tried many things, one of which is Meditation.

Meditation is one of many tools I have discovered on my Healing Journey. Click HERE to subscribe to my blog to receive more articles in this series and others about how to heal and Be Healthy.

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7 Ways To Start Transforming Your Life Right Now…

In the last 3 years since I was in a severe automobile accident my focus has been on my healing journey. My first intention was to get my body back to where it was before the accident. Many of the changes have made my life better than it was before the accident. I have transformed my body, my health, my life and the lives of those around me.

I once was told that I was a baby chick in an egg, pecking away at the shell from the inside about to hatch. Recently some one said that I was a beautiful flower bud about to burst open into full bloom. I have an image of myself as going from a caterpillar to a chrysalis. Soon I will emerge from my cocoon as a beautiful butterfly.

I am on a journey of transformation and I invite you to come along with me. You can take baby steps or giant leaps. You can change one small thing or many big things. All you need to do is pick a place to start from the list below and once you put it into practice you have begun your transformation. Take as many or as few steps as needed.

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Simplify Your Environment and Create a Healthy Body

My husband, daughter and I took a much needed trip to visit my parents this weekend. They live a little over two hours north of us in a small town west of Traverse City called Lake Ann, Michigan. We go there to relax and enjoy their company, but not nearly as often as we should.

Their farmhouse sits on 40 acres of land and only one of the two other houses on their road is visible from theirs. The stars are always brighter there on a clear night. The darkness is always darker there on a moonless night. They do not have any light pollution, sound pollution, water pollution or air pollution. Everything is fresher there, everything tastes and smells better there.

Their nights are usually filled with the occasional hoot of an owl or howl of a coyote. Maybe even the rustling of a herd of deer passing by. The night we arrived was just filled with snow, lots of snow, plus the occasional rush and crash of the snow as it slid off the metal roof on their house and slammed to the ground. There were also a few flashes of lightening followed by the rumble of thunder. Thunder snow? That can’t be good.

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Modalities that helped me to heal and Be Healthy: Ashiatsu…

I have learned so much in my search to heal from my injuries and in my mission to create a healthy lifestyle. When you are in pain you are willing to try just about anything to make it stop.

So, I researched and tried many things, one of which is Ashiatsu.

Ashiatsu is one of many tools I have discovered on my Healing Journey. Click HERE to subscribe to my blog to receive more articles in this series and others about how to heal and Be Healthy.

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Modalities that helped me to heal and Be Healthy: Acupuncture…

I have learned so much in my search to heal from my injuries and in my mission to create a healthy lifestyle. When you are in pain you are willing to try just about anything to make it stop.
So, I researched and tried many things, one of which is Acupuncture.

Acupuncture is one of many tools
I have discovered on my Healing Journey. Click HERE to subscribe to my blog to receive more articles in this series and others about how to heal and Be Healthy.

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Modalities that helped me to heal and Be Healthy: Thai Massage…

I have learned so much in my search to heal from my injuries and in my mission to create a healthy lifestyle. When you are in pain you are willing to try just about anything to make it stop. So, I researched and tried many things, one of which is Thai Massage. With the use of Thai Massage I was able to relive pain, add flexibility and find a deeper connection with myself.

Thai Massage is one of many tools I have discovered on my Healing Journey. Click HERE to subscribe to my blog to receive more articles in this series and others about how to heal and Be Healthy.

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Stress, Inflammation and Illness…

Today’s guest post is by Dr. Karen Wolfe, M.B.B.S., MA • drkarenwolfe.org/blog/

Inflammation, Obesity and the Silent Killer…

In my seminar “Is Stress Fattening?”, the key topic I talk about is how stress creates inflammation in the body and subsequent weight gain as well as chronic illness.

What is inflammation?

Inflammation comes and goes in your body as part of the normal healing process. However, prolonged inflammation can be devastating. Many people are experiencing ongoing, low-level inflammation without even knowing it—and this is a crucial factor behind chronic disease.

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Modalities that helped me to heal and Be Healthy: Yoga…

I have learned so much in my search to heal from my injuries and in my mission to create a healthy lifestyle. When you are in pain you are willing to try just about anything to make it stop. So, I researched and tried many things, one of which is Yoga. With the use of Yoga I was able to relive pain, add flexibility and find a deeper connection with myself.

Yoga is one of many tools I have discovered on my Healing Journey. Click HERE to subscribe to my blog to receive more articles in this series and others about how to heal and Be Healthy.

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Modalities that helped me to heal and Be Healthy: EFT…

I have learned so much in my search to heal from my injuries and in my mission to create a healthy lifestyle. When you are in pain you are willing to try just about anything to make it stop. So, I researched and tried many things, one of which is EFT. With the use of EFT I was able to release the issues related to the accident that were holding me back from recovering, like letting go and forgiveness.

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Should we be taking Statin Drugs or Fish Oil?

Today’s guest post is by Dr. Karen Wolfe, M.B.B.S., MA • drkarenwolfe.org/blog/

Swiss investigators reviewed 97 randomized, controlled clinical trials, which involved over 275,000 subjects. They looked at comparing the reduction in cardiovascular deaths between individuals who were taking the lipid lowering drugs called statins, those who consumed higher doses of omega-3 fatty acids, and a controlled group or placebo group.

The statin group reduced cardiovascular deaths by 22%, while the omega-3 fatty acid group decreased cardiovascular disease by 32%. Statin drugs reduced overall mortality by 13%; however, the omega-3 fatty acid group reduced overall mortality by 23%.

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We Are Living Too Short and Dying Too Long

Today’s guest post is by Ladd R. McNamara, M.D. • www.laddmcnamara.com

One of the world’s preeminent scientists, Dr. Myron Wentz said, “We are living too short and dying too long.” As a medical doctor who no longer practices medicine, I used to treat disease with drugs and perform surgeries because it was how I was educated and trained at two of the best medical institutions in this Country. However, nearly 98% of the national health care costs are spent in the last year of people’s lives, all trying to keep terminally ill people “alive.” We are keeping them alive, but usually with a very low quality of life. Many times it seems we are only extending their deaths!

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9 Ways to Create a Ripple Effect In Your Life…

Ripple-EffectThe logo for We Be Healthy,
my business, is a photo of a drop of water falling and creating a ripple. It is beautiful and serene. Is that why I chose it? Yes, and no. I chose this design because of it’s overall beauty. I also wanted the color to be green, which translates to a feeling of health and growth. I chose it for the water element, which also exudes health and fluidity. Finally I chose it for the ripple effect, which represents movement, growth, and change. This is a very powerful concept, that something so small can influence everything around it to move and change. This has become a metaphor for my life, my journey to heal and Be Healthy.

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Why Didn’t Anyone Teach Me How To Breathe…Until Now?

breatheBreathing is just something that our bodies do without even thinking about it…right?

Wrong! We take breathing for granted. We rarely give it a thought unless we get winded going up a flight of stairs or light headed from holding our breath accidentally during a scary movie. Breathing keeps us alive by bringing oxygen into our blood.

Poor breathing can worsen many health conditions:
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Lack of Energy
  • Sleep Issues
  • Obesity
  • Stress

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