Since the holidays are fast approaching and with that usually comes some kind of stress.
I wanted to share some things you can do now to help reduce the inflammation and stressors in your body so you can end the year full of energy and high vibes!
Reduce your exposure to EMF's-(electromagnetic fields) from cell phones, wifi, bluetooth, computers, ipads and all the smart devices. These can cause a lot of health issues from brain fog, insomnia, vertigo, anxiety, heart palpitations and more. Try limiting your use by turning off your wifi at night (most important) or setting it on a timer, if phone is in room at night have it in airplane mode and do not charge phone in room while sleeping. When using the phone use speaker phone or airtube headsets to reduce exposure. If you have to carry your phone on you/body put it in airplane mode. (this is a challenge I know)
Scented candles, air fresheners, bath and body products, cleaning products these are full of toxins and are huge hormone disruptors. Some things you can do now is swap out your traditional house cleaners with some natural ones- I love Doterra On Guard
I know these work and are safe for me and they smell good. Nothing like smelling nasty chemicals after cleaning!
Remove gluten from your diet- gluten is another inflammatory food. It is not the same as when we were younger and now it is very inflammatory for everyone even if you do not have “symptoms” I didn’t think I had an issue with gluten until I stopped eating it. I would notice when I did have it my nose would get plugged/stuffy- this was a frequent thing before cutting out gluten, I just had not connected the dots yet.
Dairy is another inflammatory food and it is suggested to swap it out for non dairy versions. With dairy you are getting all the hormones and antibiotics from that animal and the GMO foods they were fed. This also creates lots of mucus. I remember when I used to have dairy I was constantly clearing my throat- never realized it until I stopped eating it.
Meat- eating an animal that ate antibiotics, corn and soy (these are GMOs) this will impact your gut bacteria in a negative way. Eating industrial animals fed antibiotics and all the other stuff is just not a good idea, its bad for the animals and the planet. However, there are companies that you can order your meats from that are grassfed/finished and those meats are healthy for you.
Artificial sweeteners is another one to avoid, These can actually cause you to gain weight and increase your chances of getting diabetes. What happens when you eat these is it causes your pancreas to produce insulin and then it has nothing to attach itself to since these sweeteners are not real. So you end up having huge insulin spikes. And the body doesn’t really know how to break these down. You could use stevia, honey or maple syrup (always make sure its 100%maple syrup) instead. I do not recommend Agave because it is high in fructose and the process making it is unhealthy.
One of the best and simplest ways to reduce inflammation in the body is through Grounding/Earthing- just by connecting barefoot to the earth- the best surfaces are grass, dirt, concrete and sand-beach- you can also buy grounding mats-this also promotes better sleep.
Essential oils- these are so easy to use and have so many benefits. They can be diffused, taken internally or used topically. I make a stress blend of frankincense, wild orange and lavender and mix it in with my body lotion. Learn more about Doterra here: DOTERRA
To avoid feeling overwhelmed with making a ton of changes all at once, start small and try implementing one or two things at first and slowly add more. The most important thing is to have the right mindset going into it and have fun! Make it a lifestyle.