The 3 Biggest Factors Causing Health Problems Today

When it comes to our health and well-being there are 3 biggest factors causing health problems and overall disease. Many wellness professionals would agree that these three things are important to both our physical and emotional well-being. By focusing on these three factors you can have a better chance of living happy and healthy.

3 Biggest Factors Causing Health Problems

  1. Diet & Nutrition – What we eat has such an impact on our overall health and well-being, both mentally and physically. We have become so disconnected with our food source with numerous amounts of processed foods available that many people turn to out of convenience. This has  major impact on how our body functions.
  2. Toxin Overload – We are bombarded with toxins on a daily basis. From our air, water, food and many of the products we have in our households and consider safe. This chemical overload put stress on our system and research is showing that it can be responsible for many health problems.
  3. Stress – Emotional and mental stress can be detrimental to how we function and can even manifest itself into physical pain. Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety.

 

Here’s how you can make a change to improve your overall health and well-being…..

First off, the key is to say “YES” to making your health and wellness a priority! If you invest in a nice house, nice car, furniture, clothes, etc. Why wouldn’t you invest in yourself, your most precious possession. After all, we only have one body so we might as well take care of it! One common misconception is that it takes a lot of time and money to be healthy. I’m here to show you how you can live happier and healthier without breaking the bank or spending all your precious time.

As a busy wife and mom I know first-hand how overwhelming it can be on a budget and trying to live a healthy lifestyle. I spent years of taking small baby-steps towards a more proactive approach to wellness. Please don’t feel like you need to do everything at once. It will leave you feeling stressed and discouraged and will essentially leave you feeling the opposite of happy and healthy. Here are some of my resources for combating the problems listed above and easy tips and tricks that can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.

 

Eat Healthy and Mindfully:

3 Problems with Eating Healthy

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Tips to Save Money While Eating Healthy

 

Reduce Toxin Exposure:

Everyday Toxins to Avoid for Healthy Living

5 Toxin Sources Poisoning Women

6 Easy and Natural Detox Boosters

 

Promote Healthy Mind Body Connection:

3 Tips for Beginning a Regular Meditation Practice

10 Ways to Increase Mindfulness

Meditation to Live Happier & Healthier

How to Raise Vibration Naturally

Tips for Urban Gardening in a Small Space

Do you wish you could grow your own foods but think that you don’t have the time, energy or space that a garden requires? I felt the same way and am so excited to begin urban gardening to teach my kids about gardening and growing their own food and to be able to eat locally grown produce that can help lower our grocery bill. The purpose of this post is to share with you tips for urban gardening in a small space and how to grow aeroponically.

Our Disconnection with Food

As a culture we have become so disconnected with our food. This leads to mindless eating such as the over consumption of processed foods, health problems, obesity, etc.

Backyard gardening can help inspire you to take an interest in the origins of your food and make better choices about what you put on your plate. It is a great way to help you eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and perfect if you have picky eaters. You decide what kinds of fertilizers and pesticides come in contact with your food, or that don’t. It lets you control when to harvest your food. Vegetables that ripen in the garden have more nutrients than some store-bought vegetables that must be picked early because you can eat them at their peak instead of getting them as their nutrients deplete daily.

For me personally, I have not had much success with gardening. All goes well for a few weeks, but after awhile I get busy and forget to give TLC to my plant friends, mainly because they aren’t as vocal as kids and dogs when they need to be taken care of, I get distracted and everything ends up dying. I recently found a great solution and my whole family loves it! It’s called Aeroponic gardening and it’s perfect for urban gardening, especially in small spaces! We have a small patio area and this option is perfect for people who have space restrictions, it also eliminates the need for weeding, tilling and watering. Aeroponics is also a smarter choice environmentally because it requires only 10% the space and as little as 2% of the water as traditional growing methods use to grow 30% more and three times as fast.

 

Benefits of Aeroponic Gardening:

  • Delivers nutrients directly to the plant roots
  • Completely programmable technology conserves energy
  • Closed-loop system conserves water
  • Conserves water through runoff absorption into roots
  • Moisture control for better plant growth
  • Crops are easier to harvest in the absence of soil
  • Higher density crops optimizes output
  • Reduce labor cost through automation
  • Produces higher quality food in a controlled environment
  • Reduced risk of disease and pest infestation in a controlled environment
  • No need to immerse immerse roots in water which offers more control
  • Roots are provided with better exposure to oxygen
  • Produces more food with less effort

My Aeroponic Gardening Experience:

As I mentioned before, when it comest to gardening I have a bit of a brown thumb. My intentions are good, but at this point in my life, I don’t have much time for all the effort and energy that comes with gardening. Yet, as a health advocate I am passionate about the benefits of growing your own food. Also, as a homeschooling mom, I know how important it is to teach my kids about nutrition and want to create a closer connection with the foods we eat. What I love most about the TowerGarden is that it makes it so easy to grow your own food! It’s set to a timer so I don’t have to worry about watering it. It doesn’t contain soil so I don’t have to worry about weeding anything and it saves so much water. The reservoir holds a good amount a water and recycles itself so it uses 90% less water than conventional gardening! The nutrients (calcium, magnesium, other essential minerals) help everything to grow so much faster too!

After doing some assessment into how we could reduce our grocery budget and reduce food waste I discovered that we throw away lots of veggies and greens each month and I felt that this was a perfect way to have a garden we can easily manage, the kids can get to grow their own foods which excites them and makes them more inclined to eat more veggies and we are saving money! It’s a Win/Win! I have had my eye on a Tower Garden for a few years now and finally decided the time was right to invest in one for my family. I couldn’t be happier. And in a few weeks we will be adding to our Tower Garden family with another one to grow even more food! It’s so easy! I set it up in about 20 minutes (without my husband! I was so proud!) I setup a timer and it completely waters itself! No more forgetting and drying up my entire garden. We have an abundance of lettuce and greens daily and the garden is just starting! I can’t wait for the tomatoes to take off! And I love the sound of the Tower Garden when it waters itself. Just like a peaceful waterfall!

Check me out on Instagram to watch my Tower Garden updates including my IG stories where I usually have videos on how my garden is growing, harvesting and making yummy meals, etc. If you are thinking of getting a Tower Garden for yourself you can find more info here or you can email me directly to ask any questions! I’m always here to help!

 

How to Raise Your Vibration Naturally

 

Did you know that we all have our own vibrational frequency and we can both raise or lower or frequency? Our health, clarity of mind and also our mood and inner balance, depend very strongly, on the frequencies we are exposed to, or take into our body, by ways of food. This post is to share with you how to raise your vibration naturally.

Everything Has a Frequency

We live in a world of frequencies, vibration and energy. We are part of the whole system. Every cell of our body vibrates – everything has its optimal frequency.

Optimal frequency is when all is in order – when we are in balance, our vibration is in unison with the law of vibration – when we are in tune and each cell of our body vibrates at the frequency it was designed to… there is no effort, no conflict. Our thoughts are vibrations, too – we can change our perception by changing our frequency. Our thoughts make up our personal world.

It is so difficult to live with depression, headaches or chronic fatigue as it creates a state of being unwell, AKA dis-ease.

The Good News

Fortunately, you can actively make positive changes and raise your vibration naturally . One great place to start is to question your thoughts and beliefs. Question the concepts you live by and the emotions that control you.

When an individual is not well their body’s vibration lowers, the immune system weakens, and many invaders enter and stay in a person’s body. This can include parasites, worms, bacterial infections, viruses, and different types of fungus. These invaders not only affect the direct functioning of a body, but they also cause other problems since they unload many toxins into the human body daily. Today we are being exposed to many of these invaders frequently.

Unbalanced vibrations show themselves in many ways including discomfort, dis-ease, illness, fatigue, and a variety of different signs and symptoms. When the body is healthy is has a relatively high vibration, and this is reflected through the vibrations of individual cells, organs and the different body systems. When a person is not perfectly healthy the vibrations in the body are on a lower frequency.

How to Raise your Vibration Naturally

Diet & Nutrition

Diet and nutrition is a very simple but effective way to raise your vibration naturally. Yes, even food has a vibrational energy that can have an impact on our own frequency. You have heard the old adage, “You are what you eat!” Well, simply put, it’s pretty accurate. If you are eating food with little to no frequency you are continually lowering your body’s energy.

Energy of Foods (fresh foods and herbs can be higher if grown organically and eaten freshly picked):

  • Fresh Foods 20-27 Hz
  • Fresh Herbs 20-27 Hz
  • Dried Foods 15-22 Hz
  • Dried Herbs 15-22 Hz
  • Processed/Canned Food 0 HZ…(the majority of food people eat)

According to Dr. Royal R. Rife, every disease has a frequency. He found that certain frequencies can prevent the development of disease and that others would destroy disease. Substances with higher frequency will destroy diseases of a lower frequency. The study of frequencies raises an important question, regarding the frequencies of substances we eat, breathe and absorb. Many pollutants we are exposed to lower healthy frequency. Processed/canned food/fast food has a frequency of zero whereas Fresh produce has up to 15 Hz, dried herbs from 12 to 22 Hz and fresh herbs from 20 to 27 Hz.

Following are general guidelines that will encourage your body to eliminate cellular toxins, help to increase cellular frequency and raise your vibration naturally:

Eat Foods to Increase Your Vitality and Reduce Stress

  • Whole foods.
  • Organically grown foods. (Check out the “dirty dozen”. These are said to have the highest amounts of pesticides in them and it’s suggested that you try to buy these items organic)
  • Locally grown foods.
  • In season produce.
  • Food prepared slowly, with mindfulness and with love feed the body and the soul
  • Fermented foods and beverages

Develop Habits to Increase Vitality and Reduce Stress

  • Eating food in moderation.
  • Eating foods that keep the body slightly more alkaline.
  • Be calm, mindful and fully present while eating.
  • Bless the food and all who made it possible for your nourishment and pleasure.
  • Drink pure water.
  • Exercise.

Create an Environment to Enhances Digestion

  • Quiet and peaceful setting.
  • Low incandescent lighting.
  • Exercise.
  • Practice eating mindfully savoring and enjoying your food rather than rushing through it. Allow the tastes to sit on your tongue for a few seconds, smell the aromas, look at the colors and textures of your meal, etc.

Avoid Foods to Decrease Vitality and Increase Stress

  • Genetically modified Foods
  • Irradiated Foods
  • Foods cooked in a microwave oven.
  • Refined (white flour, white rice, all grains that have the germ and the bran removed). Processed (all junk food; most snack foods).
  • High glycemic. These sugary, starchy foods affect blood sugar levels and weight management.
  • Hydrogenated (margarine; vegetable shortening, lard).
  • Containing additives (chemicals and hormones), preservatives or color dyes
  • Artificial sweeteners—all of them
  • Coffee whiteners
  • Canned.

 

Avoid Eating Habits to Decrease Vitality and Increase Stress

  • Eating more food than the body can digest at a meal
  • Drinking with meals dilutes digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid in the stomach
  • Bolting food down.
  • Being distracted.
  • Eating while feeling tense or emotionally upset is very acid forming.
  • Arguing while eating creates even more acid in the system

Avoid Environments (Inner & Outer) That Weaken Digestion

  • Noisy setting
  • Fluorescent or halogen lighting
  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Worry
  • Negative emotions

 

Essential Oils

Essential oils are another very simple and effective way to raise your vibration naturally. Essential oils frequencies start at 52 Hz and go as high as 320 Hz, which is the frequency of rose oil. Clinical research shows that therapeutic grade essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man, creating an environment in which disease, bacteria, virus, fungus, etc., cannot live.

By applying an essential oil with a particular frequency to the human body, the oil’s higher frequency will raise your vibration naturally. When several oils are blended together, each having a different MHz frequency, a frequency will emerge that may be higher or lower than the various components. The therapeutic properties create special vibrational remedies capable of healing or rebalancing the mind, body and spirit. Because each oil has a specific frequency, and our organs and body systems and the nutrients needed to maintain optimum health each have their specific frequencies, the oil’s electrical affinity to these components of our bodies will enhance and support these organs and body systems, and will aid in the assimilation of nutrients.

Essential oils in the higher frequency ranges tend to influence the emotions. Essential Oils in the lower frequencies have more effect on structural and physical changes, including cells, hormones, and bones, as well as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Essential oils don’t resonate with the toxins in our bodies. This incompatibility is what helps eliminate the toxins from our systems. Neither do they resonate with negative emotions. So they can help dislodge forgotten traumas by surfacing them in our consciousness where we can deal with them and let them go.

As a certified aromatherapist I know from experience that not all essential oils are created equal. You can learn more here about the company I choose for my family and why. You can also learn about how you can stop wasting money on essential oils. If you want to order oils for yourself you can do so here.

 

Making the Change to Live Better, Naturally

It should come as no surprise that food has such a big impact on how we feel emotionally as well as physically.  Vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, etc. are all important in how our body functions on a cellular level. And if we are what we eat, then why would you want to be fast, cheap, easy or fake? Just because they word “Healthy” is on a the packaging of processed foods doesn’t make it good for you. All you have to do is just stick to real food and real ingredients.

Essential Oils can be seen as feeding ourselves from the outside in. Our skin is the largest organ of the body and need nourishment as well. Many personal products can clog up and can be harmful to the body, most commonly impacting our endocrine system. The powerful plant intelligence of essential oils can access our cells in a matter of minutes making them powerful and effective ways to boost our general sense of wellness. However, don’t be fooled, the quality of the essential oils is going to determine the results. Naturally, lower grade will be a lower frequency as environment, harvesting and distillation processing is all important in the quality and frequency of the oils. Pairing nutrition and high grade essential oils together is a great way to empower yourself to take control of how your feel, improve your health and wellness and raise your vibration naturally.