Prevention...what does yours look like? Here's mine with complete transparency!
According to Webster’s, the definition of “Prevent” is:
to keep from occurring; avert; hinder:
Prevention is a word we are hearing more and more often in regards to our personal health. It definitely remains a whisper in our communities, but we are definitely hearing it more. With more & more Americans getting sick with viruses and disease, prevention is starting to come around; not as much as I like which is why I am on a mission to help people heal.
Prevention is much more than just taking a multi-vitamin or drinking some OJ on the weekends. The more we do on a daily basis to help our bodies remain healthy, the less likely we are to visit the doctors, and our chances of having to take antibiotics drops dramatically. You see, if we take care of our bodies daily, our immune system stays stronger when contagious viruses & bugs are running ramped. There are countless ways for each of us to practice prevention and it looks different for every individual. We all have completely different DNA. We are all sensitive to different chemicals and foods. Stress affects everyone differently, and each of our bodies reacts in various ways. So I am here to encourage you to find what YOUR prevention looks like. When was the last time you had blood drawn? Do you know what vitamins you may be lacking?
I show you the picture above with complete transparency. This took years to figure out; with loads of trial and error. Years ago I didn’t know where to start, but one thing was crystal clear. I wanted to feel better and I knew I wanted to do everything in my power to avoid prescription drugs for both me and my husband. I thought a good quality multi-vitamin was a good starting point. I want you to understand one thing. Not all vitamins and supplements are created equal. Here are some things to consider when purchasing vitamins and/or supplements
Read your labels. Many of the popular/known brands have a lot of fillers in them; synthetic oils & more
Cheap is not the best way to go when it comes to these. Do your research online. Try to buy organic & look for good reviews
Try to support your local businesses, and when you are unable to find it there, AMAZON will be your best friend
Try a brand for 2-3 months. Assess how you feel. Ask yourself “am I seeing a difference”? If the answer is no, get back online, do more research and find another brand or source. Listen to your body. I promise it will talk to you
Staying healthy is work. It doesn’t just happen because of luck. It takes planning & it takes a little money. BUT, it is much cheaper than sickness. It is much cheaper than heading to the doctor 3-5 times a year and purchasing over-the-counter or Rx drugs that have retched side effects.
Here are some of the “symptoms” we had between the 2 of us:
Joint pain; his knees and particularly my hands
Low Energy in the middle of the day
Me: hormonal imbalance & horrible monthly cycle symptoms
Sick 2-3 times a year (from common cold to strep and upper resp infections)