1 in 8 – Are You At Risk? + 3 Most Impactful Ways for Long Term Health

October 25, 2015

Right now, I’m enjoying an espresso, 1/2 caf.  As you may have read on my instagram page, I’ve been limiting my coffee intake.  This is for a few reasons which you can learn from this post.  It also features an ahhhh-mazing recipe for Decadent Superfood Hot Chocolate!

I’m in the business of serving others.  I truly am here on this great big planet of ours to help women find balance in their health and lifestyle.

It’s my desire to help others leads me to today’s post.

About two years ago, pre-cancerous cells were found in my uterus.  In a weird but honest way, I knew eventually I would have some sort of scare.  There is an outstanding amount of family members in my life that have had some form of cancer so I just naturally thought that it would creep its way into my life.

I know that’s a terrible thought. But, when you’ve had it impact your life, it’s hard not to think the worst sometimes. All is good now but early detection starts and ends with regular check ups and a few other tips that I’ll share at the bottom of this post.

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? That is a staggering statistic.

This month I’m teaming up with Bankers Healthcare Group, a company that provides physician loans to medical professionals, to bring awareness to early detection of breast cancer.”

Here are a few other facts:

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Now, I want to share the 3 Most Impactful Ways for Long Term Health:

Eat Clean & Green
We already know that vegetables are good for us. They are good for us because they are loaded with phytonutrients that help keep our immune system strong and to ward of viruses and diseases, such as cancer. Reducing things like sugar, which are known to feed cancer cells, are essential to eating clean and green. If at all possible, ensure that your main meals are loaded with at least 75% greens, with moderate protein and grains.

Reduce Toxicity
This was such a huge eye opener for me and part of the reason I preach the benefits of essential oils. A very large percentage of toxicity in our life comes from our homes. Our homes are meant to be a safe haven so why can is it a risk to our health? Chemicals. Think about the harsh, toxic chemicals that we use in our homes to keep it clean. Think about the facial moisturizer that you use daily – do you know what the ingredients are? Likely, they are toxic and they really impede our endocrine and immune system. Choose chemical-free and organic products if at all possible. If you’re interested in the benefits of essential oils, read a few posts and recipes here or email me at eatlifebalance@gmail.com and I’ll send you some samples.

Get Zen
There’s good stress and bad stress. The good stress is that jolt you get when you run fast on a treadmill or the little flutter you get before an exciting presentation. Bad stress is almost constant and that is what affects our overall health and essentially immune system. A weak immune system puts us at risk for illness and possible disease. My favourite ways to zen out are:

– yoga and meditation.
– turning off all electronics, at least, 2 hours before I go to bed.
– creating a morning and evening ritual to lean into your day and evening with ease.
– low impact walking (high intensity exercise for those with high amounts of stress is not recommended)
– essential oils.
– zero to moderate caffeine.
– supplements such as red reishi, B12, Magnesium, Ashwaganda and DoTerra’s Mito2Max.

Now it’s your turn: What are some of the ways you try and maintain a healthy lifestyle for long term health? Supplements, exercise, practices, etc. Tell me in the comments below!