I have often said that vibrant health is possible for everyone. And it’s not just about preventing disease, though that is a big part of it. Truly vibrant health stems from balance, for which our bodies innately strive. It’s important to eat right, exercise, avoid toxins, be in touch with your emotions, have a strong connection to others, and have faith in something greater than yourself.

Of course, every now and then we all need a bit of help. Whether we catch a cold, strain a muscle, or experience a more serious illness or stressful situation, self-care is important for day-to-day well-being. There are many ways to help your body achieve balance so that you can thrive. Some of my favorite supportive measures are ones that you use in your own life to achieve physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

10 Remedies for Well-Being

  1. Eat real food. Good nutrition is the cornerstone to good physical health. And, what you eat—and when—affects your emotions and spirit as well. The right food choices occur in both mind and body.  Whether you choose a specific diet plan, eat gluten free, are a vegetarian, or don’t subscribe to any particular way of eating, you can benefit from cutting out foods that make up the standard American diet (SAD) and eat foods that reduce inflammation, heal symptoms, and improve your health. Some of my favorite “medicinal foods” include ginger, turmeric, garlic, herbs, dark chocolate, Manuka honey, coconut oil, olive oil, fresh and frozen fruit, and more. Food is truly good medicine. And you can eat to flourish every day! 
  1. Exercise. Many women have had negative experiences regarding exercise at some point in their lives due to sports programs in school or our culture in general. The important thing to know is that to be physically fit does not require that you are good at a sport! There are many types of exercise that can help you achieve fitness and optimal health. Finding one or two forms of exercise that you like will help you stick with it. I love doing Yoga. I also make sure I get regular aerobic exercise. Strength training and stretching are also important for keeping everything moving freely. Finally, make sure you breathe! 
  1. Sleep. Sleep problems are becoming more and more common, especially for women at midlife and beyond. And when you don’t get sufficient sleep, you not only become tired and irritable, but you can become more accident-prone and exhibit decreased concentration, efficiency, and work motivation. Plus, you make more errors in judgment when sleep-deprived, and your stress hormones rise, which over time can disrupt your hormonal balance and depress your immune system. There are many things you can do to set yourself up for a good night’s sleep, including avoiding caffeine and alcohol, getting regular exercise, ensuring that your room is completely dark, and turning off all electronics and your home Wi-Fi at least one hour before bed. 
  1. Supplement your diet. Taking high-quality whole food supplements can contribute greatly to your health when you use them properly and for the right reasons. My supplement use has evolved over time and will continue to evolve as my specific needs change.
  1. Use homeopathy. Having a homeopathic kit (or two) is a convenient way to nip symptoms in the bud, including flu-like symptoms, pain, and digestive troubles that always seem to occur at the most inconvenient times. To get familiar with how to use the therapies in a homeopathic kit, it’s good to have a book on hand. But you can always look up symptoms online. I recommend keeping a 30c and a 200c kit.  Homeopathy can be used for both chronic and acute symptoms without side effects. But you can also buy individual remedies instead of a full kit or to supplement a smaller kit. 
  1. Take care of your fascia. Taking care of your muscles and fascia so important to how you feel. And there are a number of things you can do at home to keep everything moving. One of the easiest ways to massage your own muscles and fascia is with a good old-fashioned tennis ball. Really, any small to medium-size ball will do, depending on the area you want to roll out. You can also use a foam roller for larger muscles. Just Google “fascia self-release methods” to find techniques for keeping your fascia moving freely. 
  1. Try Tapping. Tapping is like acupuncture without the needles, and you can do it yourself to help heal just about everything. When you tap on acupressure points using your fingertips, you’re tapping the energy points that are linked to a specific organ or system.  You’re literally putting energy directly into that meridian. 
  1. Reduce EMF Exposure.Harmful radiation is everywhere—from microwave ovens, smart meters, WiFi routers, and laptops to smart TVs, underground electric wires, wireless speakers, even hairdryers. And if you look out your window you can probably see 5G towers and even 5G antennae on top of nearby buildings.  For most people eliminating devices that cause high levels of harmful EMF’s may not be easy. So I suggest using grounded cords for all of your devices. And try to keep a safe distance from major sources of radiation (at least 2-3 feet). Be sure to turn off your WiFi at night and leave your cell phone in another room (not on your bedside table). 
  2. Detox and Protect. Even if you chose not to get the COVID shots, it’s likely you’ve been exposed to the jab ingredients through shedding. Since no one really knows what is in the shots, one of the best ways to protect yourself is to use supplements that are proven to remove toxins and support your organs of detoxification.