Happiness is our true nature. Happiness is an artform.
I choose happy because it makes me happy. 🙂
This morning I was reading from Anthony Williams book “Liver Rescue” and was once again both reminded and inspired to take small steps in my day to enhance my health.
I think sometimes we lose ground and fall backward and then think why bother? Or we shame ourselves for not being as disciplined as we maybe once were in the past. Or we’ve gained weight and we shun ourselves about it, and in turn become immobilized about doing anything to balance this out.
“People don’t get enough credit for taking care of their health. They’re taught to put so much ahead of their own well-being, which means that when they take steps to heal, they can feel almost guilty about it, like it’s not real work. They can feel like taking time to go to the farmers’ market, or to make juice or cut up fruit or order their supplements, isn’t as productive or important as if they were using that time to send emails or pay bills or check off other boxes on their to-do lists. Don’t let yourself fall into the trap of thinking that caring for yourself doesn’t matter. Know that every step you take to heal has great meaning.”
I hope you found this inspiring and well for me I am off to make my cucumber juice 🙂
Have a great day everyone!
We’ve all heard it before and it’s true! Gratitude ROCKS!
Gratitude is one of the most powerful healers for your body, mind and soul. Gratitude is a flood gate to a having a life that you love, loving yourself and loving and enJOYing everyone around you.
Just do it! Do it for your health. Do it for the world. 🙂 We are all in this together and I am grateful for YOU my reader today right now. Namaste. 🙂
“Fever, for instance, is an inflammatory response to an overgrowth of a bacteria or virus. The body, in its wisdom, knows that bacteria and viruses can survive only in a very narrow temperature range. Elevating the core body temperature by as little as one or two degrees can make the body completely inhospitable to the invading organisms. “
Judith Boice, N.D.
Although high fevers can be dangerous and need to be monitored and perhaps one may even need to seek medical attention, I am forever amazed at how people try to suppress fevers. They are doing their job! They are trying to burn off infection and heal you! The fever is not the enemy. The underlying pathogen is the enemy and cause of the fever.
As the quote states even one or two degrees variation in body temperature can do the job! Fevers are amazing!!!
Personally, I have gratitude for my body when it develops into a fevered state, when necessary. I thank it for doing its job to protect me and to burn off what it needs too… just like boiling water will burn off pathogenic microbes. So I therefore don’t try to ‘stop’ the fever, I let it run its course, do its job, all while I monitor to make sure it does not get ‘too high’.
So of course, you must monitor the temperature. According to the Mayo Clinic, seek medical attention if your fever reaches 103 degrees or higher. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fever/symptoms-causes/syc-20352759
I hope you found this helpful. I found it interesting that fever is a form of inflammation. 🙂
Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist, Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner and a Registered Nutritional Therapist. Maggie is also a Certified Life Coach and Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach who loves to share helpful information and to inspire others.
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As a health professional who likes to make a difference in many lives, I am excited to be heading to St. Louis in a couple of weeks to attend a nutraMetrix Certification which covers customized health solutions, genetic testing, ancillary practice income, and better patient outcome.
If you are a health professional of any kind in the Greater St. Louis area and are interested in learning more, or you wish to attend as well, fill out the contact form below and I can forward you more information.
Here is a brief overview of what is going on:
There will be an overview on why we as health professionals might want to incorporate “Nutrametrix Customized Health Solutions” into our practices, including why nutritional supplementation is necessary for patients’ optimal health, why it makes sense for Health Professionals to incorporate wellness programs and services into our treatment protocols, and why the customizable solutions offered by nutraMetrix add value to both the patient and the practice. We will also learn the basics of how to get started with nutraMetrix, what resources and tools are available to us, and how the financial piece behind the nutraMetrix business model works. 🙂
The event will be held in St. Charles, MO, on Sunday, July 14, 2019, with two consecutive sessions from 10-1 and 2-5. Here is the contact form. Just let me know the best way to get you more info, ie. phone, email, text. etc. It would be my pleasure to share with you.
Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist, Natural Nutrition Clinical Practioner, and Registered Nutritional Therapist who works with individuals and medical professionals to implement wellness solutions to enhance the health of individuals.
Minerals in the body are involved in almost all enzyme reactions, metabolic activity, and detoxification cycles. They are vital for the effective absorption and proper functioning of nutrients and vitamins.
Our bodies cannot utilize vitamins, and other nutrients, without a correct balance of minerals, even in trace amounts. Proper mineral balance is essential to avoid chronic fatigue, weight gain/loss, headaches, depression, and osteoporosis.
Mineral imbalances are also linked to oxidative stress that can lead to some cancers!!!
Today’s North American diet has become devoid of adequate quantities of essential minerals. When mineral deficiencies occur, toxic metals often replace these vital minerals in the body. Because of today’s highly industrialized society, we are exposed to toxic metals every day.
The presence of toxic metals in the body has been implicated in the onset of chronic ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease, ADD/ADHD, diabetes, autism and Parkinson’s disease as well as infertility and miscarriage. The addition of essential minerals can expel toxic metals.
Various mineral imbalances, as revelead by hair analysis, frequently lead to metabolic dysfunctions before any physical symptoms manifest.
An affordable, non-invasive Hair Mineral Analysis can help establish a nutritional profile to be used by you and your health practitioner to guide in the development of effective wellness and nutritional balancing regimen.
Hair Mineral Analysis is a screening test to measure the levels of up to 60 essential minerals and toxic metals. With correct testing and interpretation, one can construct a complete metabolic profile of the human body.
Hair is an excellent biopsy material. It is easy to sample, easily preserved and transported, represents a soft tissue of the body and is a storage and eliminative tissue. As hair grows it forms a permanent record of the body’s nutritional deficiencies or excesses.
Minerals screened include calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosporus, copper, zinc, manganese, selenium, iron and cobalt.
Elevated readings can have different meanings depending upon:
Toxic metals screening includes lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, and aluminum.
A very high reading may represent a toxic amount of the mineral in the hair, and in the body tissues in general. In the case of a toxic metal, any deposition or accumulation in the hair indicates some degree of toxicity.
High levels of toxic metals inhibit the body’s ability to process and assimilte specific nutritional elements that are essential to good health and have a proven link to many types of diseases.
The information along with dietary and nutritional evaluations will provide the data needed for a nutritional balancing program to establish and maintain optimal levels of wellness. By correcting tissue mineral levels and ratios with proper diet, supplementary nutrients, and lifestyle modifications, many physical and behavioral health conditions can be prevented or reversed.
A hair mineral analysis professional lab test provides results in the measurement of 15 toxic elements and 25 nutritional elements and is documented in an easy to read report, tabulated against similar control groups based on age/gender similarities.
These reports are one of my best go-to tools to use to better serve my clients in regards to fast tracking and finding the clues to better health. I highly recommend these reports that come from an accredited lab using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and today’s most modern testing practices for precision results. Take charge or your health today!
Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist, Registered Nutritional Therapist, Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner, Certified Life Coach, Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach Speaker, Blogger, and Lover of Life who is here to answer any questions you may have about nutritional deficiencies, heavy metals, hair mineral analysis testing, or any other questions that you might have.
Advances in our health and well-being do come from strength, but perseverance is the most important component. Doing little bits consistently will have great benefits.
Never underestimate the small steps you take toward optimal or better health. The one glass of water does count. The walk after dinner does count. Maybe you didn’t go to the gym 3 times this week, but you went once. It counts!
Hang in there, keep adding in more good things, and it will pay off. It’s so worth it. 🙂
This morning I was preparing my space before I started my blog writing for the day. I have 3 current blogs so I try to write at least one or two, sometimes three posts in a day. Anyhow, while I was getting ready I thought that I would share a part of what I do for my morning health routine and things I do throughout the entire day to remind myself to add in more of the things that add to my health regime in a positive way.
In the picture above is my morning warm lemon water with honey which is in one of my favorite little glass pots from the thrift store. And behind it is a carafe of water I drink from when I need water . I like to drink it from this stainless steel wine glass (also a thrift store find) because it makes the act or art of drinking it almost sacred to me and is a great visual reminder when I walk by.
I do think of any act that I do for the betterment of my health overall as sacred. My body is my temple and I am learning that the more sacred I make it, the more by body and soul both appreciates and receives it.
This morning, as part of my health routine, I listened to positive youtube videos and this one from Robin Sharma
called “How To 100x Your Productivity In A World Of Distraction” where he talks about our addiction to distraction. It seemed fitting for me today and I also was able to tie it into my thoughts around this blog post.
Where do we get distracted around doing things for our health? Maybe we were going to go for a walk after dinner but we started checking Facebook and then it got too late. Or maybe, we had great intentions of making that new healthy recipe for dinner, but we got distracted with texting someone and ran out of time so we just threw something together healthy or not.
So to bring this in for a landing the point I am trying to make with the water carafes, glasses, and teapot, is that it sets a definite intention for me. It reminds me to focus and to bring about, and to actually implement some healthy actions and to make them ‘sacred’.
My sister told me a story once of where, at her work, when it’s lunch time, she puts on her desk a little teapot that signifies to her that it is indeed time to break for lunch and to en-JOY the time and to en-JOY her lunch break. The teapot is the sacred piece that sets the intention for her to focus on the moment.
I have never forgotten her story and have implemented that philosophy in my own life.
I hope this blog post inspires you to find ways to help add intention and focus to your healthy daily additions. 🙂
Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who loves focusing on and finding the beauty in each day and to bring more of that into her reality and she plugs along day by day and moment by moment.
We live in a world where focus is even more important than your intelligence.
Contact me for any reason. 🙂 I’d love to hear how you help yourself to focus on healthy additions to your day. Or perhaps you would like to be added to my inspirational newsletter that goes out on the 3rd of the month. Or you have questions about what supplements are good for what. Any question or comment is a good one in my books. 🙂 Feel free to shoot me a message and be sure to have an AMAZING day in the meantime!
Celery Juice is the latest health hack and for good reason. People everywhere are drinking their daily 16 oz of celery juice and seeing tremendous benefits especially with digestion.
One of my clients started on the celery juice some time back and has had great results with acid reflux! She messaged me yesterday and it made me very happy! I will share her message below and her NP is her Nurse Practitioner by the way…
Client: “Omg !!! I totally forgot to tell you about my NP visit !! I know you’ll be excited by it too. I don’t have to take my acid reflux medication daily any more. I told her how I was about to go a few days at a time now. She said ok. Now don’t take it until you have a heart burn attack. Then only take it til the heart burn is gone. Then stop until you have another attack again.”
I am very happy for my client. She was a little apprehensive about trying the celery juice at first, but now she is addicted! 🙂 We often keep each other posted about which grocery stores in town have the best celery in stock, with the best price, etc.
I thank Anthony Williams, Medical Medium, every day for introducing the world to this natural medicine that is helping people every day all over the world. There are countless stories and pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and all over the web.
Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who loves to think outside of the box and is open to the many gifts that nature offers us to support our wellness of body, mind and spirit.
Those that know me, know that I love, love, love, celery juice and that I tell everybody about it.
Yesterday, I ran across this short video with some awesome testimonials from some people who have had tremendous benefits from drinking straight celery juice. Many of them completely off of all of their medications!
Have a listen here:
I am so grateful to Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium for getting the world on the celery juice train. If you have joined the celery juice movement, please share with me, your success story. I’d love to hear it! 🙂
Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Life Coach who loves empowering people to make simple lifestyle changes that create BIG results.