Listen To Your Body
Our bodies are always “talking” to us in one way or another. When our stomach rumbles with hunger, we respond by eating. When we’re fatigued and can’t hold our eyes open, we respond by resting. It’s only when we refuse to listen or when we don’t understand what to listen for, that our bodies “turn up the volume” in an effort to get us to pay attention.
This can often result in a manifested illness or dis-ease in the body.
The Holistic approach to health brings with it the awareness that there is an emotional/spiritual component to health as well as a physical component. Achieving balance requires paying attention to both.
Some of the tools that we use to help the body regain balance include specific nutrition, chiropractic care, Bach flower Therapy, emotional freedom coaching and Braincore Therapy.
Common Problems (with possible corresponding Physical and Emotional Components)
|Problem||Physical Component||Emotional Component|
|Anxiety||Deficiency of calcium, magnesium, B vitamins||Lack of self approval/self acceptance|
|Arthritis||Wear and tear, calcium depletion, adrenal exhaustion||Suppressed resentment, self criticism; feeling unloved|
|Asthma||Food allergies, chronic fungal/parasite infection||Feeling stifled; suppressed grief|
|Bladder Problems||Ligament weakness, infection, toxicity/congestion||Holding on to old ideas; pissed off!|
|High Blood Pressure||Calcium/fiber deficiency, insulin resistance, thyroid imbalance, thickened blood from excess mucous/waste||Longstanding emotional problem not solved|
|Breast Problems||Poor liver function, B vitamin and/or iodine deficiency||Refusal to nourish self; putting everyone else first|
|Colon Problems||Lack of fiber and/or healthy gut bacteria; infection||Holding on to past; Fear of letting go|
|Depression||Hormonal imbalance, B vit. and/or mineral deficiency||Suppressed anger|
|Fungus||Depleted healthy gut flora, candida, excess sugar||Refusing to release the past; letting the past rule|
|Gallbladder Problems||Sluggish thick bile, congested liver||Unresolved bitterness; judgmental, inflexible|
|Headaches||Lack of trace minerals, and/or B vits (esp B12), hormonal imbalances||Invalidating the self; Self-criticism|
|Heart Problems||Prolonged lack of essential nutrients (Vit.B, E, CoQ10…)||Issues around love and security|
|Hip Problems||Poor circulation, depleted collagen/ligament nutrients||Fear of going forward in major decisions|
|Indigestion||Enzyme depletion, poor gut flora, congested liver||Gut level fear, dread, anxiety|
|Kidney Stones||Phosphorous deficiency disrupting proper calcium/phosphorous ratio; low fiber/high fat diet||Undissolved anger|
|Liver Problems||Poor diet; excess alcohol and/or prescription drugs; viral||Seat of anger; chronic complaining; justifying|
|Tumors/Cysts||Internal toxicity; poor assimilation/digestion||Nursing old hurts and shocks; building remorse|
|Ulcers||Mental/Emotional stress, over acidic system, poor food combining, GI irritants – antacids, NSAIDS, coffee, alcohol, smoking||Fear; Strong belief that you are not good enough|
|Varicose Veins||Low fiber/high animal diet, weak connective tissue, EFA deficiency, lack of Vitamins A, C, E, liver malfunction||Standing in situation you hate; discouragement; feeling overworked and overburdened|
This list is by no means absolute, but merely suggests potential contributing factors