“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”Thomas Edison
If you are looking for guidance on physical care from a natural perspective, you can take part in health consulting. Health consulting will take a look at your diet, lifestyle, and possible need for supplementation to improve both your physical AND mental states. Even if you’re dealing with stubborn health issues, the body has an amazing ability to heal itself when given the right tools.
Many people today are frustrated because they’re not feeling well, but doctors are having trouble diagnosing them. In some cases, doctors are too quickly prescribing medications that cover up symptoms rather than fixing the root causes. The problem with this, is that the underlying issue persists. While medications may improve one symptom, they may produce side effects or later affect another part of the body negatively. Now in some cases, medication is in fact necessary or something that we need temporarily. But often (in my opinion) it is too quickly prescribed, while the foundational needs of the body are not addressed.
Your body needs proper nourishment to function to its highest potential: Vitamins and minerals can be discussed, to supplement you were you’re lacking. If an old chronic illness is present, antibacterial or anti viral supplements can be used without side effects. If you’re feeling fatigued, detoxifying foods and techniques may be needed to help clean the body, which enables every organ do its job easier and better. Of course, what you eat is key to your health. We can implement a personalized diet plan for you to be nourished while eating the best tasting, whole foods. You will feel satisfied, gain more energy and lose weight, all at the same time.
The Mind and Body
What most people don’t consider, is that there is actually a strong link between mental and physical health. For example, did you know there is a large nerve called the Vagus Nerve, that runs from the gut to the brain? It sends signals from the brain to the stomach (why you may have indigestion when you’re upset) and even from the stomach to the brain. We all have billions of bacteria in our gut. Research shows that the types of bacteria we have sends different signals to our brain, with the bad kinds contributing to moods like depression and anxiety. Therefore, many psychiatrists are actually starting to prescribe probiotics for mental health!
Adrenal glands are also linked to mental health. They produce several hormones including cortisol, that affect our energy levels and even our ability to think calmly and clearly. When prolonged stress weakens the adrenal glands, your mood will likely be affected as well as your body.
Therefore, many clients who are in Christian counseling decide to add a few sessions of health consulting. It’s a wonderful way to complement the therapy process.
doTERRA Essential Oils
Have you heard of essential oils? Research shows that these extracted oils from flowers, herbs, leaves and fruit peels, can have a profound effect on our physical bodies and mental health. Each type of oil has its own unique features that address a particular set of symptoms:
Lavender is frequently used for anxiety and hormonal treatments. It’s been shown to be as effective as anti anxiety medication.
Peppermint is often used for indigestion and headaches, and has wonderful energy boosting properties.
Citrus oils commonly decrease stress and help promote feelings of joy. Wild Orange, for example, is being diffused through the air at the Nashville Hospital, where staff surveyed said their stress level has gone down 80%.
The Biblically honored oil, Frankincense, has strong immune boosting properties and has been shown to even kill cancer cells.
All these oils are antibacterial and antiviral. You can even use them as hand and house sanitizers!
Essential oils have an impressive array of proven benefits, without the pain of negative side effects. In fact, the only side effect that may appear is an unexpected improvement to another part of your system.
doTERRA is an essential oil company I chose to work with because of their unparalleled level of purity. You can purchase oils at any retail store, but the quality of the oil is often minimal to average. doTERRA grows and harvests their plants around the world at some of the most well cared for fields. These plants are carefully distilled with a gentle process of low heat that keeps their compounds in tact, giving them the highest levels of purity, safety (even for internal use) and potency.
For more information, visit their website at http://www.doterra.com
doTERRA Oils can be purchased from me as one of several natural health treatments for physical and/or mental health.
*I am not a physician. It is advised that you speak to your doctor when making changes to your medication.