You often think of Spring Cleaning your home this time of year, but how about cleaning your body and mind as well? You may have read about a short detoxification protocol in a magazine or heard about someone doing a “juice cleanse” but you don’t really know where to begin. I’d like to share a few of my detox tips to empower and support you on your path to vibrant health.
If you feel listless and your relationships are dull and joyless then maybe it’s time for a change. This year I’m committed to helping you revitalize your health so that you can follow your passions and enjoy a renewed energy, enthusiasm and lust for life.
If you recall, in Part 1 of this blog I delved into the definition of Health and Lifestyle Alchemy – this week I will share with you some first hand experiences I’ve had working with people as an alchemist in the world of healthcare.
I will begin with my preferred definition of a Health & Lifestyle Alchemist: The transformation of pain and suffering into awareness and freedom through a unique process of transmutation by using symptoms and stressors in the body, mind, and life to inform a creative and emerging therapeutic process that cultivates vibrant health and lasting well being.
It’s your annual medical exam, and you know the routine - you spend 5-10 minutes with your doctor or the nurse practitioner/physician’s assistant, they weigh you, then measure your blood pressure and body temperature. If you’re lucky, they order a basic lab panel for 10-30 blood markers, which is fewer than half of what you really need for quality insight into your health.