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Simple Ways to Heal Yourself Naturally

Friday, September 15th, 2017

We are all made of energy! What some of us fail to do sometimes, even if unintentionally, is protect our energy to keep us in balance. Keeping yourself healthy, happy, and living an abundant life is truly about balance. Throughout the course of our day, most of us pay close attention to the running list of things we need to do, and getting them done. At the end of the day, when you’ve completed your list, you feel a sense of accomplishment which is a wonderful feeling. I can relate as I too have that running list in my head daily. But, do you make taking care of you a priority on that list?

What I’ve learned personally throughout my life though, is that I need to make a conscious effort to also put the things on my list that matter the most to my well-being. These are the things we sometimes forget about; the things that are important to our health and ultimate happiness. Because after all, when one of part of a puzzle is missing, the puzzle is incomplete. This is how our energy becomes low or even blocked in certain areas, creating all sorts of issues within our minds and our bodies. We need to make sure we can remain whole in order to keep ourselves balanced, for a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Daily activities that will help to keep you healthy:

First and foremost, GET GROUNDED! Go outside and go for a walk. Stand barefoot on the grass. Dig in the dirt in your garden. Do any one or all of these things for at least 10 minutes a day for some quality you time. Simply take notice and truly ‘feel’ how comforting the earth is to us. Being grounded is the foundation in which we live; its our sense of security and well-being.

Next is to BREATHE! Simply breathe! Do a quick little experiment on yourself. Take a few short shallow breaths, and take notice to how you feel. Now take a few long inhale and exhalations. Really fill those lungs! Notice how you feel now. Your breath is essentially your life force and most of us take this for granted. Be mindful in filling your lungs completely and realize that with each breath, your breathing in life! This is epic! And, sadly, most of us don’t even realize this throughout the course of our day.

Choose EXERCISE for yourself every day. Even if for just that 10 minute walk around the block. Or, while your on the grass getting grounded, try jumping up and down. Not only will this help you get grounded, but you’ll also get your blood flowing, and get those endorphins pumping. Endorphins are the ‘feel good’ chemicals released in your body that interact with receptors in your brain to help one stay focused, relieved of pain, and generally happy. Personally, I love Yoga. Not only am I doing something good for my body, but at the end, I get to do a quiet little me time in Shavasana. Bonus!

WRITING is also a fabulous outlet for daily personal healing. If you’re a person that has to many things going on in your world or in your mind, writing can help to keep you on track. Use a journal to get your thoughts organized or expressed. You may even realize, you have feelings about certain things that you never knew you had because they are very deep in the subconscious. This is where the healing happens. Try it, you may just clear your mind!

Live with a daily sense of GRATITUDE for the many blessings in your life. Many people’s brains live in the negativity of the world or their life, that they forget how truly bless they are. I challenge you to 30 days of gratitude. Every day for 30 days, before your even put your feet on the ground in the morning, think of one thing in your life that your grateful for, however small. See how differently you look at things on day 30 than you did on day one. Take notice of the difference in your daily thoughts.

Play your favorite MUSIC every day to heal yourself! Findings of resonant frequency of organs is happening worldwide by doctors to assist in vibrating the whole body back into a state of health, and transfuse illness and diseases such as anxiety, PTSD, migraines, depression, memory issues, chronic pain, sleep disorders, and even cancer.

TRY SOMETHING NEW. Routines, unless positive and productive, keep you in an adverse pattern. It’s these patterns that produce negativity and even illness. When you do something new, and different, you actually cultivating different brain patterns.

Also, try cultivating different thought patterns as well with AFFIRMATIONS! These are little phrases that you can recreate to give you the opposite of a negative feeling that you may already have, such as, “I am a very creative person.” These are things you may not currently believe, but affirming these things daily will help to change how your think.

Just MOVE. Much like standing water gets stagnant, so do we. Keep your body moving, get the endorphins pumping. This makes for a happier mind, which will create a healthier body.

REIKI Energy treats the whole person. It helps to helps to reduce stress, smooth energy blocks that create aches, pains, and even illness, and promotes positive healing of the entire body through the flowing of life force energy.

MEDITATION heals you by getting you into a place of this very moment and nothing else. Meditation helps you to attain a level awareness beyond limitations of the every day thinking mind, promoting peace and balance of the mind, body, and spirit as one.

All of these things are simple reminders for you and your healing. Keep focused and know in your heart that self-care is not selfish, it’s necessary! At the end of the day, it’s all about balance. Stay on track for your own abundant health and well-being.

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create!” – Buddha

Type 2 Diabetes – Lower Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Readings Lead To Healthy Thinking

Friday, September 15th, 2017

According to several scientists at the Maastricht University Medical Center at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands, controlling Type 2 diabetes and blood pressure can help ward off thinking problems that contribute to complicating the disease. Their study reported on in the journal of the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Care, in August of 2017, included two thousand five hundred and thirty-one participants, six hundred and sixty-six of which had Type 2 diabetes. The participants with Type 2 diabetes scored a lower level in their mental tests including…

  • executive function,
  • attention, and
  • processing speed,

than did the nondiabetic participants.

Executive function is…

  • the ability to plan,
  • carry out projects,
  • observe, and
  • try some other plan if necessary.

Among the participants with Type 2 diabetes…

  • high blood sugar levels were linked strongly with poorer mental abilities, and
  • high blood pressure readings (hypertension) had a slightly lower link with poor test results.

The investigators concluded blood sugar and hypertension were related to poor mental function in this test, but they pointed out the study is cross-sectional. Cross-sectional studies look at all things at the same time. In the future, a study looking at blood sugar, blood pressure, and mental abilities changing over time could make the results more compelling.

In May of 2015, the North American Journal of Medical Science published the results of a similar study performed at Cooper University in New Jersey, United States. Researchers found…

  • 19.5 percent of Type 2 diabetic participants 60 years of age or younger, had impaired mental functions.
  • the HbA1c reading was also weakly linked with thinking functions.
  • there was also a slight connection with the number of years participants had diabetes and lowered mental scores.

On the bright side, there was a small link between education and better mental scores.

Blood sugar levels affect the whole body by affecting the blood vessels and keeping them from delivering sufficient oxygen and nutrients. High blood pressure makes the heart struggle to provide enough blood to the entire body, including the brain. Keeping blood sugar levels and blood pressure under control is good for the whole body.

Type 2 diabetes and blood pressure are monitored by many of the same things. Eating a healthy diet…

  • obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight, and
  • getting enough physical activity,

contribute to healthy blood pressure readings and blood sugar levels. When necessary take medications religiously for healthy mental function and overall good health.