Hope your Summer is going along spectacularly and you are enjoying more outside activities, (more vitamin D, yay!) and getting in some good workouts, as well as some time to enjoy the smells of all that life has to offer. Daily, healthy habits are important. Whether it’s the middle of your family vacation or […]

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Hope your Summer is going along spectacularly and you are enjoying more outside activities, (more vitamin D, yay!) and getting in some good workouts, as well as some time to enjoy the smells of all that life has to offer.

Daily, healthy habits are important. Whether it’s the middle of your family vacation or working from home in the middle of the week. The habits you put into place today could very well help you to save your life.

My habits start with taking quality supplements, rich with omegas and good, whole food. This nourishes my body from the inside out, giving my body the ability to repair, condition, build and thrive. Because the food we at tends to not be fraught with vitamins like they used to, and the soil being harvested over and over, soil being harvested over and over, the soil then gets depleted of its natural nutrients. Then there’s the pesticides, the hormone and chemically-induced water supplies, the pests, the air. These factors all lend to not getting what we need to achieve optimum output from our food sources. Adding a daily regimen of supplements, omega fatty acids and probiotics can help keep your body’s systems running more efficiently.

Of course, what you eat is also a huge factor in this equation. You cannot just eat ice cream and cookies all day, and expect your body to keep going for any length of time. Not only that. But the quality of life you achieve will be wrought with ailments, aches and a foggy brain. To take your body to the next level, you must feed it, and feed it well. Cutting out things like processed meats with nitrates and added hormones, fruits and veggies with pesticides, white flours and starches, plus many dairy products, are an awesome way to start the process.

Don’t forget that exercising several times a week to help your heart and the rest of the muscles to stay strong. Having a strong core of muscles, especially the heart, is essential in a good daily routine.

Don’t forget sleep. A lot of people do. They don’t mean to though. It’s important to get plenty of rest. More studies are showing 8-10 hours of sleep at night help your body’s systems repair themselves during these hours. People who get small amounts of sleep tend to have all kinds of body issues over an extended time.  

Last, but certainly not least, there are some amazing essential oils that can help your body “do its thing” naturally. There are oils to help with every system of the body. Lemon oil has been known to be amazing at helping flush the toxic properties through and out of the body.

Because smells and essential oils have been studied and proven to directly affect the amygdala, and more importantly, stress, using essential oils on a daily basis can help your mind with keeping stressful feelings in check. When your body isn’t creating a constant fight or flight response, keeping yourself healthy becomes much easier. Stress can be brutal on the body and mind. Constant stress can put the body into a war zone state. Many people who live with copious amount of stress over time noticeably see changes to their bodies like hair loss, weight fluctuations, thyroid over and under activities, lack of sleep, hormonal imbalances and organ problems. If the stress level is kept high enough, it can ultimately lead to system failures.

Maintaining optimal health is really just first figuring out where you are at this point and becoming aware. Being aware of your health today is a huge step in figuring out where you need to go and what you need to get you there. Then set goals. Baby steps. Trust in the process and get a partner to help keep you on track. I can also help you in your process – feel free to write and ask for the help. You are worth it. I promise.

For consultations or more information about how to use or purchase essential oils, please contact Shelly Berkowitz, Reflexologist & Holistic Health Coach at (714) 514-3737. Shelly can also be reached via email at ahealthyresidual@yahoo.com and her website can be viewed at www.shellyberkowitz.com or www.mydoterra.com/shellyberkowitz. You can also find her on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope under ShellyBerkowitz and on Facebook at A Healthy Residual

FDA Disclaimer:  The information, advice, statements, and testimonials made about the essential oils, blends, and products mentioned on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The information on this site and the products listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease, nor are they intended to replace proper medical help. It is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any regimen with essential oils.  User submitted testimonials are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results – what works for one may not work for another.

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