I am so incredibly excited to introduce my dear friend Jen. She’s amazing, and has overcome so much! She’s also my decluttering guru:
When my body started to “fall apart” (as I call it) in late 2011, I had no idea what was going on. Suddenly, in my early 30’s, I was having more health issues than I had had my whole life up to that point.
I had GI issues, insomnia, acne, dizziness, shakiness, heart palpitations, fatigue, brain fog and every day it seemed, a new symptom. I saw doctor after doctor, just to be told nothing was wrong with me.
It wasn’t until I found out that I had adrenal fatigue in 2014, that it all started to make sense.
My body had indeed, in a way, started to fall apart. But it was because my adrenal function was massively screwed up, after operating at its max capacity for too long during a series of stressors/traumas I had endured.
The good news was that there was something I could do about it. And it didn’t involve a “magic pill.”
No, the “cure” to adrenal fatigue it turns out, was all about lifestyle. Or more accurately, lifestyle changes.
But once I started down my path to recovery, I realized how much of these changes I should’ve been implementing anyway a long time ago. And how much they could benefit all of us.
Because really most of what I do now is stuff that would be beneficial to anyone that incorporates it into their daily routine. It’s just extra beneficial to those that suffer from adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression and a host of other “issues.”
Basically, it’s all about “cleaning up” your body and treating it with care.
The way you might be apt to suggest a family member or close friend treat themselves, but not follow through when it comes to yourself.
First, what you put inside.
Think about it… if you put cruddy gasoline that was full of a bunch of sludge, trash and gunk into your car… how well would it run?
Well the same goes for our bodies. If we are putting food that is loaded with toxins, genetically modified ingredients, chemicals and other JUNK into them… how can we expect our bodies to “run” well?
You get out what you put in. If you put in junk, you’re going to get junk. Like fatigue, headaches, acne, heartburn…
Your body is not going to clean up itself. So it’s up to you to start feeding it the right stuff. Fruits and veggies, antibiotic and hormone free chicken, grass fed beef (or no meat if you can!) and plenty of water. And cut out the bad stuff like sugar, dairy and genetically modified foods.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Changing your diet can only do so much if you are continuing to surround your body with toxic products. You also have to pay attention to…
What you put on or around your body.
After being gluten-free for almost six months, I was pretty proud of my progress. Until I realized that I had been slathering “wheat protein” all over my skin everyday by way of my face moisturizer. It was something I hadn’t even thought to check, yet here I was putting it all over my skin – the largest organ in the body.
Again, your body can’t read labels and forcibly knock a bottle out of your hand in the drugstore. But you can educate yourself on the toxic ingredients that are hiding in many of the personal and home care products on the market today, and decide to use healthier alternatives.
Look for products that are free of phthalates, sulfates, parabens, gluten, SLS, coal dye, formaldehyde, parfum, triclosan and PEG to start with. Or even better, make your own products at home.
Trust me, your body will thank you for it!
After all, you only have one body. And it’s up to you to take care of it.
Are you ready to take control of your own health and clean up your body? My new e-course collection, De-Clutter, De-Tox, De-Stress, will teach you everything you need to know about cleaning up your body PLUS help you clean up your home and start living a simpler, cleaner life!