Source: Kimberly Snyder
Healing yourself from within requires you to be conscious of the things you’re doing and what you’re putting into your body. It requires you to really think about the stress you’re experiencing rather than carrying it around with you, and to find ways to dissipate it. To heal yourself from within requires a holistic approach; several systems depend on one another within the body for balance and health. When you work to balance your mind and your body at the same time, you’re much more likely to experience better health and healing. The amazing thing is, by starting to tackle one area (for example, your diet), you end up benefiting other areas (your willingness to exercise, for example, or your mind as opposed to only your body).
Toss the Bad Stuff
The first step to healing yourself from within is to give your diet an overhaul. Yes, it has to be done! I know you know that too, but it must be acted upon. Cut out your processed foods, refined sugars, refined flour, and replace those choices with whole foods. Make these changes at your pace so you’re not overwhelmed and standing in your kitchen wondering what to eat in the middle of the day, drawing a blank, and throwing in the towel. But at the same time, don’t be too lenient either- change brings about some discomfort in the transition, but it will pass.
Start out by replacing dairy with other alternatives like almond milk or yogurt, coconut creamer for your coffee, coconut yogurt, vegan cheese, etc. Stay away from soy-based alternatives, which aren’t as ideal as the aforementioned ones. Remove the processed foods from your diet that are brimming with preservatives, GMOs, gluten, pesticides, chemicals, and other unnatural ingredients. Toss the boxes of cereal and instant oatmeal, the frozen meals, the pudding cups, fruit packaged in high-fructose corn syrup, potato chips, etc. Replace them with whole foods—oat groats, whole fruits and veggies, whole grains like quinoa, millet, amaranth, and buckwheat, gluten-free crackers (yes, these are packaged, but they can be used as a transitioning step), snack bars sweetened with dates or raw honey, etc. Take it a day at a time. Tell yourself each day that you’re not going to have any junk food. Make that commitment each morning until it becomes a habit.
Read the other three healing tips here.
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