I’m Working on my Health … are You?

I’m now finished with my third week of schooling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I have to say, I love it! I am learning so much and I’m also affirmations of several things that I’ve already added to my own personal belief system. I love synchronicity … a guest speaker for this week was Dr. Lissa Rankin. I enjoyed her talk very much, even more so that I was already reading her book “Mind over Medicine” before I even knew that she would be speaking! You body does have the ability to heal itself and if you haven’t read her book, I would highly recommend that you do!

20150120_145530(0)Our assignment of last week was to post a picture of our refrigerator in our facebook group. I admit to really wanting to go out and buy all of these healthy things and load up my refrigerator. I resisted that urge and took the picture as it was (I did clean it out first though!) and feel good about showing where I am on my journey to health at this moment in time.

This week we were to give up one unhealthy choice and add a new self-care treatment. This is to be done for one week, just a trial to see how we like it. I chose to give up coffee for the week. I am now on my third coffee free day and I am very pleased to report that I haven’t had any headaches at all! Maybe I wasn’t as addicted as I thought I was. I will probably keep up this particular practice. I pulled out the little hot shot beverage maker that my Mom bought for me when I was 18 (a very long time ago) and have it on my counter now for making my herbal teas. I have to smile each time that I make a new cup, it makes me think of Mom, a bonus of this new habit of mine.

For my new self-care I have done oil pulling. Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique. When swished around in your mouth, the antibacterial properties of oil pull out bacteria and fungus, inflammation, congestion, and even allergies.
It stops bad breath, bleeding gums, cavities, gingivitis, plaque, and sensitive teeth, and moistens the mouth, lips, and throat. It’s been an interesting experiment and I think that after this week, I will continue it as well!

What about you? Are you doing anything to improve your health? If not, what’s holding you back? Trust me, you are worth the effort and investment in you to be healthy. What not try something new today?

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