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What does welcoming wellness really mean to you?

 

Personally I think “wellness” is about more than going gluten free and sipping green juices in your active wear. I hope you would agree with me there…

 

I spent many years agonizing over my health but it all hit me one day… there is NO specific end goal. Wellness is something you need to work at every day in every way. It is about the small consistent steps daily.

However initially welcoming wellness was a burning desire to just be and feel well because I was struggling with my health. The idea of wellness encroached into all areas of my life, home, emotions and environment. It became more about the conscience decisions to nourish my body in every way possible.

If I had to sum it up my desires and day to day wellness goals it would be to have boundless energy, glowing skin, the emotional strength to just endure a busy day or the ability to move through the day without overthinking your health issues was the main goal for a while.

My guess is you have agonized and worried about your diet, your skin, your thighs, what gluten is? Or the fact that you don’t eat the healthiest foods or you don’t know what foods are healthy? What diet to follow? So many questions and so many web pages to browse… its all to hard sometimes, but don’t give up.

 

I know how frustrating it is searching for answers because I’ve been there, I’ve spent countless nights glued to the internet searching for the answers.

 

I spent almost 2 years of my life worrying and searching for answers jumping from diet to diet, from superfood to superfood, from health professional to health professional and searching website after website. Do I regret it?? No… as I believe everything happens for a reason. If I didn’t have this journey I wouldn’t be where I am today, sitting at my computer writing this for you.

 

You don’t have to feel helpless, to lie awake at night wondering why you can’t fix your symptoms and be normal like everyone else… countless times I literally burst into tears at the thought of living with my symptoms forever. I just wanted to be normal and healthy again.

 

Welcoming Wellness is about inner health, healing your gut to make sure EVERY other part of you can shine as it is meant to, so YOU can live your life not worrying about the small stuff like embarrassing acne, like unexplained anxiety, moods like

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a yo-yo, worrying about what foods are healthy or feeling guilty about eating that tub of ice cream. I freed myself from these crippling issues that were holding me back from truly living. I don’t have to worry about my worries anymore, I get excited about each and every day and long for the future to be rich with life and full of amazing times to come.

I spent many years exhausted, worried and burnt-out thinking about little somewhat small health issues that would consume my energy all day long.

 

Sound familiar?

 

If so, then we have a lot in common…

Welcoming wellness into MY life is more than “being healthy” it’s about thriving and not just surviving. To me wellness is about living with an amazing quality of life, especially as you age. I might only be in my late 20’s but I refuse to believe or consider it normal to lose your quality of life and decline in health as you age… that terrifies me. To me wellness about growing old with grace and not dis-ease. I’m on a mission to hack my health and on my path to growing old thriving and not fearing the norms associated with age like bad backs, arthritis, cancer, memory loss you know the ones… But I’m also about cherishing the little pleasures in life (like wine + chocolate) and actually living life.

 

The minute I surrendered to the realities of real life and my current undesirable situation, I made a commitment to finding the way to welcome wellness into my life daily to combat the issues I was facing. Is it time you surrendered and took control of your health and stopped letting life control you?

 

Don’t judge me just yet though because I have been there, desperately seeking health. I lived for years stressed out of my mind, desperately seeking the healthy smiles you see in magazines, on Instagram and Facebook. I wanted to be healthy so badly I just didn’t know how to get there. I jumped from fad to bandwagon, I tried diet style after diet style. I wanted it quickly and didn’t value the work I would have to do to get there. So the universe gave me a wakeup call.

 

Have you received your wake up call yet?

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Is it time for you to stop desperately seeking wellness? The game changer is actually accepting and surrendering yourself to welcoming wellness into your life.

 

If I have learnt anything from my dabbling I have learnt that you can’t force it. Education is the key that will empower you and start you on your journey.

 

By learning what wellness hacks you can introduce into your life can help you pave the way, one brick at a time, every day in every way, because honestly that’s what it takes.

 

Wellness is not something you pay for or you can “just achieve” it is the small consistent steps you can implement into your life that stack up to create lifelong changes to your overall health, body and mind. Wellness is an all-rounder, it’s the holistic approach to your life although I am starting to hate that word because it’s so overused, but it is true because every area is interconnected.

 

My first wellness hack has been the gut.

 

After trying countless diets it all stems down to one controlling factor, The Gut!! It is a gateway to everlasting health because all dis-ease in the body stems from the gut. Controlling your gut health is like having a magic wand because when you hack your gut health you have the power to control your anxiety and your mental health, this wand gives you the ability to improve your energy by helping you absorb the nutrients you eat and improve detoxing so you can perform at a higher level.

Your gut health is the key to glowing skin, clearing your acne or psoriasis and eczema. Forget bloating and toilet troubles when your gut health is in check because when it’s under control so are you. Let’s not forget something that’s near and dear to my heart, hacking your gut health frees you from feeling trapped by your hormones. Hormones that control your mood and weight, hormones that help you control stress, sleep and fertility.

 

I don’t know about you but it’s a pretty good trade off because the alternatives suck!

 

Learning to hack my gut health has given me the control back. I no longer feel trapped or helpless in my own body and in my life.

 

Are your ready to surrender?

 

Are you ready to welcome wellness into your life once and for all?

 

Let me show you how.

I felt completely lost and alone on my journey to finding wellness. I spend hundreds of dollars trying to figure out a way to overcome my issues. It wasn’t until I was referred to a Doctor of Chinese Medicine / Acupuncturist that explained to me that the gut was the cause of my issues. Seriously??? I had been to 2 different GP’s, changed Naturopaths twice and pretty much searched the entire web… but never did I stumble across this info and none of the health professionals I had been paying had shared this info with me.

 

I felt cheated that no one had told me this info… was it because it was a big secret or was it because its so simple that we overlook the importance of our guts??

 

I am so passionate about fermented foods, foods like sauerkraut and kefir. Fermented drinks like kombucha and beet kvass. Introducing these freed me from my health issues. They helped to repopulate my inner ecosystem that allowed me to heal myself from the inside out. They gave me my life back because I was getting to the point that my symptoms were controlling my life. Once you understand just how powerful the gut is to your health and how you too can live a symptom free life. Don’t ignore the symptoms… they are a sign and a goldmine at telling you something is out of balance. Don’t run to your Dr, run to your fridge for a bowl of sauerkraut or a glass of kombucha, because my best bet is that the issue can be resolved through your gut health.

 

Take charge, pick up your fork and get some fermented foods in your diet, what have you got to lose?

 

Fermentation was the missing piece to my health journey and I just know it has and can help so many other people too… I am not a health professional but the evidence is too strong to deny that our lifestyles are destroying our guts and our health. All disease stems from either inflammation or gut related issues. Learn how to hack your wellness as a means to protect your health in the long term.

Welcoming Wellness.Sarah

DISCLAIMER:

The information I present is from my own personal experiences and also my own research. You should consult your functional medical professional for advice on your own personal issues. I am not a qualified health professional, I am providing you with information to empower you to make your own informed decisions about your health.

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