Are you feeling overweight, low on energy, anxious and/or depressed?
If you are, you’re not alone.
There was a point in my life when I felt some of these symptoms, one way or another. No matter what I did or ate, nothing seemed to change. I was exhausted, I was uncomfortable in my own skin, and all I wanted was to feel like my energetic, lean and easy-going self again.
I tried changing my diet numerous times, different workout routines, detox regimens, meditations and a variety of supplements trying to get my body and my mind back. Sometimes it seemed as if something was working, but it was always short-lived.
I wanted help for my acne, which was really my top issue that made me anxious and depressed. I went from health expert to expert, searching for answers that seemed to be so hard to find. I had this problem when I was a teen, I couldn't believe I was having it again now as an adult.
I racked my brain trying to figure out what had changed. For the longest time, everything had stayed the same; my eating, drinking, exercise routine and weight hardly ever varied.
Was this just a part of getting older?
This was my body telling me something wasn’t right.
If you’re feeling overweight, low on energy, anxious and/or depressed, then chances are your body is trying to tell you something too.
The problem is that these signs and symptoms can be far removed from the actual cause, and they can be related to variety of metabolic imbalances occurring in the body.
Did you know that low energy and weight gain can correlate with:
Trouble sleeping or poor quality sleep
Not exercising or moving enough
Blood sugar imbalances
Chaotic cortisol rhythms
Elevated estrogen levels
Anxiety can be linked to:
Elevated estrogen levels
Chaotic cortisol rhythms
Poor gut or digestive function
And depression can be related to literally all of the above, and more. So can acne. The good news is, no matter what the cause of your symptoms might be, you can have a positive effect on them with the right combination of food, sleep, exercise, stress reduction and supplements for YOUR body.
In this blog, I’ll share with you how I untangled the web of poor skin, fluctuating weight, low energy, anxiety and depression so you can too!
In order to untangle the web of your weight gain, low energy, anxiety and depression, you first have to realize this didn’t happen overnight. What you’re experiencing now is likely a culmination of things that have taken place over the timeline of your life.
For example, if you were a c-section baby or not breastfed, or both, then your immune and digestive system didn’t receive the vital nutrients or bacteria needed to set up your health for long-term success. This slight setback could now be catching up to you as your immune and digestive system have had to work so much harder over the years to compensate for what they missed out on when you entered the world.
Just because you have a pile of wood doesn’t mean you have a fire. You still need friction, a match or a lighter to create a spark and fuel in the form of oxygen, wood or gas to get the fire going and keep it roaring.
The same is true for the health fires happening in your body - somewhere you had the perfect start to a fire, something or things, triggered the fire and a variety of things are continuing to fuel it.
Remember that song from your childhood…
The leg bone's connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone's connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone's connected to the hip bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!
The body is a network of systems and functions just like that childhood song indicates. Therefore there is no such thing as one singular root cause for your health issues at hand because when one system or function goes down, they all start to fall.
Low thyroid, gut dysbiosis, low cortisol were the culprits behind my weight gain, low energy, anxiety and depression, but it wasn’t the root cause.
Whatever the diagnosis is, or what you think the root cause might be, you have to ask yourself why is that happening in the first place? What are the chain of events or cumulative factors that have lead to this scenario.
For me, there were a variety of factors. I had been on birth control for 17 years suppressing my ovaries and negatively impacting all of my hormones and my gut health. Years of eating too many carbs and not enough protein and fat led to blood sugar dysregulation. Chronic lack of sleep (catering to someone else's sleep pattern), pushing myself to hard and lack of self-care stress relief techniques created cortisol dysregulation.
As a result, the inflammatory fire burned out of control taking down my thyroid along with it.
And although I was eating healthy compared to the average person, working out regularly and taking supplements - I needed to approach these healthy habits differently based on what my body was dealing with.
Running a few simple at-home functional lab tests to look at my hormone, immune, digestion, detoxification, energy and nervous systems gave me the insights I needed to create a health, re-building plan that was more customized to my body’s specific needs.
By supporting all systems and functions of my body, I was able to get my weight under control, my energy back, and put a stop to the anxiety and depression - and ultimately get back to feeling like myself again comfortably in my own skin.
None of which happened when I previously focused on diet, exercise, sleep or supplements alone.
The best part is that I get to use what I’ve learned to help busy health-minded people like you also find the missing pieces to your health puzzle and to see the bigger picture, so you can feel like yourself again too!
If you want to get your hands on the right lab tests, resources and customized plan so you can get your weight under control, your energy back, and/or put a stop to anxiety and depression, then click this link to schedule a clarity call: https://p.bttr.to/2DYPmag
Here's to a healthy March!