Four Threats to Wellness

Lauren Vandermeer Blog Post
January 9, 2017
Lauren Vandermeer Blog Post
When you know what you’re looking for, the threats aren’t hard to find. Sadly, it took me more than fifteen years to find someone who knew what to look for. Let me flatten the learning curve for you! Dr. Karen Asbury, my doctor here in Dallas, believes that parasites, toxins, deficiencies, and emotional baggage are at the root of all physical ailments. That kind of blew my mind when she first hit me with this list! Today, let’s take a quick look at each:
Parasites: These little critters are everywhere and, in a healthy body, they do their thing without us ever really being aware of their presence. But, if your system is compromised, these can be a serious issue and detrimental to the healing process. If you’ve had chronic health issues for a long time, this would be a good area to at least rule out rather than assuming that it couldn’t happen to you. Word to the wise: parasites aren’t just a third world problem!

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Toxins: We’re surrounded by toxins – in our air, our water, our food – there’s no getting away from them. Even our emotions can be toxic; they are chemical reactions made up of hormones. A healthy body has systems in place to deal with these kinds of things but if those systems get compromised by stress, trauma, illness, etc., toxins can quickly start to cause problems. So, it’s good to have some general supports for your body incorporated into your normal routine. More on that in future posts!

Deficiencies: These could be nutritional or genetic. When you’re looking at the DNA level, you’ll need a doctor’s help. There are tests out there but, unless you know what you’re looking for, you might have a hard time knowing what to do with your results. If you’d like some ideas of the kinds of tests that have worked for me, shoot me an email and we can chat about it offline.

That brings us to “emotional baggage” and its impact on our health. Clearly, if this is one of the top four causes of illness, it’s worth taking seriously. This is an area I’ve camped out in for the past three years, in particular, and I’m looking forward to sharing some of the insights and experiences that are leading me toward freedom, so stay tuned. For now, if you’re wanting to learn more about how emotions affect your health, I highly recommend these two resources:

Feelings Buried Alive Never Die” by Karen Truman – for those who want practical steps for addressing specific emotional pain.

Molecules of Emotion” by Candace Pert – for those who want to understand the science behind the physical and emotional connections in our bodies.

Once you know the main threats to look for, zeroing in on a plan to help your body and soul recover becomes much, much easier. I spent years (YEARS!) managing symptoms before I learned how to dig down to the root issues – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I can tell you, getting rid of the things at the root is definitely the way to go! And, if there’s anything I’ve learned along the way that I can pass along to make another person’s journey easier, I definitely want to share.

I’d love to know: what’s something that stood out to you as you read this post? Also, can you think of anyone else you know who would benefit from this email series? Please do them – and me! – a favor and share this with them. Because, their wellness is worth it too!!

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