Why do symptoms occur and why does disease set in?
What is the Terrain in the body?
Is the soil such for health to grow or for sickness to set in?
How is our internal terrain impacting our genes (epigenetics)?
Is this symptom the problem or is it only a branch on the tree where we still need to find the root cause?
These are all important questions that are often overlooked in a rush to find a quick fix and silence symptoms, but are in fact essential to longterm wellness.
I am asked daily “what can I do for my headaches?” or “What do you recommend for better sleep?” or “How can I get my energy back?”. Although I will take an easy way out if there is one, usually for sustainable and notable changes we need to shift the overall terrain in the body and address the roots instead of the branches. Addressing the three roots or the three areas that drive signs and symptoms- Digestion, Inflammation, and Genetics is what makes a huge impact on all the branches so you don’t have to frantically work on each one.
Perhaps the headache is caused by an estrogen imbalance and if we just treat the headache, the root problem will still be there, wreaking havoc somewhere else. The woman wanting more sleep might have an underlying blood sugar problem where her cortisol is surging in the middle of the night waking her up. Taking something for sleep won’t solve the underlying blood sugar imbalance but instead will just mask the symptom. Someone low on energy might not have enough hydrochloric acid in their stomach to properly digest iron or B12, which are both needed for energy. A cup of coffee will pick them up but will not address the deficiency.
Where there is certainly a place for a quick fix or temporary relief from a nagging or painful symptom, going deeper and being curious about what is driving our symptoms or listening to what the symptom is trying to tell us is important. Addressing the terrain of the body includes maximizing digestion, making sure absorption is functional, reducing overall inflammation and oxidative damage, and considering how our diet and lifestyle are impacting our genetics.
We know that digestive health, inflammation, and even our genetics (epigenetics) are influenced by what we eat, what time eat, our mindset, our relationships, our body’s ability to get rid of toxins, our amazingly influential microbiome, our ability to process emotional stress, and so much more.
What is the soil or terrain like in your body? What can you take away to shift it towards health? What can you add? Are your symptoms branches or roots? Get curious
Book your free 15 minute consult to see if I can help or join one of my group programs that all address the three roots while paying special attention to specific areas- Hormone Balance and Digestive Function (coming fall 2021).
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