Your 4-Part Simple Health Improvement Hack (Part 2 Emotions, Depression)

There’s something a lot of people don’t realize when it comes to having a focus on health and that is the mental part of being healthy. Just like physical exercise strengthens your body, taking care of your mental health strengthens your mind.

Health Hacks Week Two

Mental health is the practice of making sure that your emotional and psychological needs are met. You need to address this side of your life in order to have complete health.

No one questions that life can be difficult.

 

One grade schooler told me:

From the time I get my feet on the floor in the morning, I know I’m not going to get through ball practice without facing challenges.

His sister agreed and added this statement:

Sometimes my mom spills coffee on her shirt just as she’s about to leave for work.

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Spilling coffee on your shirt is an irritant. Getting cut off in traffic is also one. Then arriving at work late to find the boss already hovering by your desk is another.

Taken separately, these issues can be considered minor. The problem occurs when you deal with multiple irritants day in and day out. Because what happens is that these things have a way of being at the back of your mind like a pot waiting to boil over and cause a mess.

When people get angry, it’s usually not one thing that causes that anger to rise. It’s something that has built over time. This can be a series of irritants, it can be unresolved tensions, grief, anxiety or fears.

What it takes to accomplish this is to make sure you take care of your mental health not letting things accumulate. Deal with each issue as it arises. And if it’s something that can’t be resolved, then you must make peace with it.

An example of that is a coworker or family member who really gets under your skin. Since this person might be part of your life for the long term, you’ll have to make peace with whoever they are and whatever it is they do.

How?

This need might be met in various ways. You may choose to use helps such as having a daily mantra or a Bible verse they recite that helps to keep them calm and focused.  Other people will practice a form of exercise like yoga that helps them to relax and find their center. I’m a fan of tapping, which I learned from The 2017 World Tapping Summit. 

Having something that you can turn to for inner strength is helpful for all areas of your life. If you’re someone who struggles with emotional upsets such as anxiety or depression, then addressing it can improve your mental health.

WHY?

Anxiety can be caused by many reasons. You might feel anxious about a home or work situation. You might have anxiety because you worry about the future. Whatever the reason, anxiety can rob you of your peace of mind.

Choosing to address your anxiety can help you achieve mental and physical health because emotions do impact our bodies. Depression can affect our mental health.

There are two types of depression that people struggle with. One is situational depression and almost everyone has experienced this. This type of depression isn’t long term.

It can occur following a breakup, a move, a job loss or due to a stressful situation. You can feel afraid, grief-stricken or a sense of hopelessness. Situational depression should be addressed because if it’s not, it does have the potential to turn into long term depression.

Long term depression is often referred to as chronic depression. This type of depression has been linked to chemical changes within the brain. Getting treatment is imperative so that you can manage the condition.

Go over a checklist of symptoms to see if you recognize any of these as being present in your life. You’re experiencing feelings of helplessness, like you can’t change your situation or you can’t pull yourself out of what you’ve thought was a funk.

You don’t want to go out with your friends and you don’t want to engage in any of the things that you once found enjoyable. You would prefer to stay home and feel as if you want to shut out the world.

Fatigue seems to be something that you’re battling all the time. Getting up fills you with dread and as soon as you wake up, you feel a heaviness in your emotions.

You might be experiencing feelings of wanting to sleep all the time – or of being unable to sleep because you have insomnia. You find that you’re eating just to eat or that you’re unable to eat much at all.

You’re either gaining weight or losing it. The thoughts that you think about are negative and even when you try to think positive, the negative thoughts take over.

You feel anxious, angry or fearful. You’re looking for ways to numb the pain by checking out with alcohol, drugs or actions that aren’t your normal behavior. All of the mental health issues you experience, no matter how small, can be changed with simple tweaks to your routine.

In week two, work on adding stress relief little by little until you find what helps calm you down and lift you up. It could be aromatherapy, relaxation or guided Tapping on CDs, massages, or avoiding people or things that wear you down.

This is the week where you’ll be adding stress relief on to the existing exercise regimen you’ve developed starting in Week One. You should start feeling better already, but let’s add a third level of personal improvement.

In Week Three of your 4-Part Simple Improvement Health Hacks you’ll discover about nutrition. 

Disclaimer: 

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

 

Your 4 Part Simple Health Improvement Hack

 

You and Your Health Matter 

When it comes to your health, you really need to implement steps that ensure longevity, peace, and happiness. Studies show people who take care of their health are often more relaxed, more optimistic, and have more energy. 

Feeling good on the inside will translate into how you look and behave. If you look at your health and feel overwhelmed at the thought of making a huge change, just do what you can now. One step at a time. That’s the elephant task. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

 

You can break down a focus on your health each week of the month and simply look at each week’s changes to begin improving your health, and improving your overall life.

WEEK ONE

The first step you need to change is activity. Everyone can increase movement. Walking or climbing stairs instead of avoiding them, can get your heart pumping. As you boost activity levels you’re producing more endorphins. This chemical reaction lifts your mood. You’ll feel happier after you’ve exercised. Emotions are often the cause of poor health. Depression, anxiety, anger and even physical pain can be improved by exercise.

If you haven’t exercised in a while, you might need a little bit of motivation to keep going- especially if you’ve been struggling with any emotional situations. When I was going through a seriously stressful time of life, I recall getting severe sore throats but there was no physical or medical problem. Turned out I was taking my stress out on my teeth. Clenching my teeth caused pain in my jaw and throat. Walking combined with deep breathing brought my stress level down and eventually relieved the pain. Sometimes you won’t feel like exercising when you are stressed but you’ll find it therapeutic. Work that stress right out with a workout.

You may think I’m a bit nutty but if you can walk barefoot on grass, even if there are a few sticks and stones, it will help even more. There are so many triggers to your nerves in your feet.

Stick with your plan whatever you choose and you’ll feel better and better each time you engage in deliberate exercise. Whatever you choose,  lift weights while doing squats, dance to some beat-laden music, walk, run, ride bike, make sure you are getting some good deep breaths. Deep breathing is great for relieving stress, energizing your brain and other cells.

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Music always helps me to keep moving and move faster than without it. Music makes me feel happy and energized.

How to Stick With It

The key to making this first week’s change and sticking with it is to find something that you look forward to doing. Making exercise fun is a great way to make it a habit. Then be sure to reward yourself for each milestone that you reach.

 

These milestones can be anything from number of days exercising to pounds lost to inches dropped. By getting involved in a regular exercise routine, you can add years to your life and look and feel better while you’re doing it.

Rewards could be new music or a new book. Take a day trip or buy yourself a ticket to a concert. Do something that appeals to you. When you reward yourself, it creates a feel-good sense like is released when you exercise. Daniel Amen, brain imaging specialist, says exercise is the fountain of youth. 

By tapping into the reward center of the brain, you help to create the desire to keep doing the action that makes you feel that ecstasy. This is what can help lead to your being able to make exercise a steady habit rather than hit or miss.  

Once you’ve worked on developing a routine for your first week, whether it’s a 10 minute walk each day or 3 gym sessions per week during month one, then you can add week two to the routine. Which you will find here in our next blog.

See suggested stretches before you workout here and have fun and/or from the menu on the home page you can click on recommended nutrients and choose Dance Videos in the drop down menu.  Until next time.  

By Marlene A. Hibbard

 

Disclaimer: Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

Link to Free Wellness Workshop: 4 Big Mistakes…Kris Carr

Kris Carr

Quick Tip of the Day:

If you’ve read any of Kris Carr’s books, you know she has

proactively stalled or hindered her cancer from

progressing by keeping her body in balance.

I’m sure she’s not alone as she has been teaching her

methods for several years through books, blogging,

speaking and videos.  I’ve blogged about her

homeostasis plan here.  

Generous and caring, she offers a free series right now, and I

want to share it with you. Her experience with incurable

cancer will inspire you.

 

She calls her proactive efforts her Save My Ass Technology Inc.

Now she shares with you her protocol and you can get in on it FREE.

Just click this link and wait no longer.

 http://kriscarr.com/energyworkshop/

 

Please let me know in the comments if you have any trouble finding you way to

her knowledgeable strategy. Please share this link with anyone and everyone,

especially those who face a cancer diagnosis or who want to prevent this or any

debilitating disease.   

 

I’ll be doing the blueprint along with you. Ready, set, go.

 

Disclaimer:

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

Immunity in Plants Gets Downloaded to Your Body

 

This site recommends a plant-based diet for many reasons One of those is a part of our mission to prevent and reverse disease.

Here’s a quick tip I’ve posted in the past which, if you read it before, is still a great reminder.

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Did you know that your immune system can download information from the plants you eat. Yeah, it’s as if you were downloading a book with information from the internet. Plants have a natural immunity to protect themselves from bugs, toxins, etc. When you eat medicinal mushrooms, they give your immune system the same protection from disease. This according to Dr. Daniel Nuzum, maybe you’ve heard of him.

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noun
plural noun: shiitake mushrooms
  1. an edible mushroom that grows on fallen timber, cultivated in Japan and China.

Disclaimer: Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is based on books from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

Diabetes — Is There a Connection to Cancer? (Plus Solution)

                                                                                                                                         By Marlene A Hibbard 

Problem: Diabetes and the Connection to Cancer

 

According to a study published online March 24, 2015, cancer in

women with diabetes appears to advance more quickly.  

 

           When researches compared records of women ages 20 to 105

diagnosed with breast cancer, including about 6,000 with

diabetes and more than 32,000 without, they found that those

with diabetes had large tumors, a 14 to 21 percent greater risk

for a more dangerous stage of tumor, and a 16 percent greater

chance of the cancer having spread to the lymph nodes.

The report also suggested that diabetes itself might also increase the risk of cancer.  

 

Most studies exploring the link between cancer and diabetes have focused on type 2 diabetes.

According to Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD, endocrinologist, and professor at Mount Sinai Medical

Center in New York City, the evidence for type 2 is strong.  

Problem: Obesity

Researchers can’t rule out the fact that obesity raises the risk for both cancer and diabetes.

Problem: Infammatory foods

The major cause of these diseases is inflammation. Too much meat (especially cooked meat)

or protein in the diet causes inflammation.

 

Conclusion and Solution:

This shouts in my ears that diet and nutrition are the answer to our problems with

type 2 diabetes and cancer, not to mention heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure,

and so many other debilitating diseases. Does it seem quite evident to you?

 

Your body, especially your brain needs oxygen. With obesity and type 2 diabetes, it’s obvious the

extra fat in the body is choking out the oxygen in the blood. Just a few extra pounds, especially

around the belly. If you have a large belly, your groin is pinching the veins and decreasing blood

flow especially if you sit a lot. Eat fresh greens, fruits, especially raw apples as their high fiber

flushes the metabolic waste as they supply you with energy. These foods effortlessly remove  

waste which clogs up the body, backs things up in lymphatic system from too much fat, too 

much meat, most of all cooked meat. Cooked protein leaves a lot of waste behind,

is very acidic, and can cause inflammation.

 

HOW TO GET STARTED

It doesn’t have to take forever. If you stick to only fresh fruits and

fresh vegetables for two weeks and see some weight come off, you’ll

understand that staying on that type of food plan is the best for your health. Any weight

that you remove is making you healthier. Understand that vegetables do have protein

(a common misconception). No one is suggesting you never eat meat again. Everyone

is different. Some meat is okay, but Americans tend to think they haven’t eaten without it.

We cry: WHERE’S THE MEAT?

 

If you are overweight or type 2 diabetes has been diagnosed, the most important thing is to

get the extra pounds off right now, open the oxygen flow through the blood and live longer.

 

Colorful foods carry antioxidants to the blood and further

promote the cleansing, oxygenate and alkalize the blood.

Grapefruit has great fat burning ability. Pineapple, bananas and

other fruits give energy. If  you’re out running errands and need a

snack, find a grocery store with the quickest and easiest no-mess-snack, peel and eat a banana.

 

Herbs, like dill, mint, parsley, and basil

alkalize, strengthen and heal the body.

Didn’t God tell us in Genesis why he

gave plants?

 

“And the Lord God made all

kinds of trees grow out of the

ground – trees

that were pleasing to the eye

and good for food” (Genesis 2:9).  

and

 “…everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green

plant for food” (Genesis 1:30).

Who can argue with the supreme authority, I ask you?

What I did during the early part of my career

was nothing more than what traditional science

would suggest. I made the observation that diets

presumably higher in animal protein were associated

with liver cancer in the Philippines. When coupled with

the extraordinary report from India showing that casein

fed to experimental rats at the usual levels of intake

dramatically promoted liver cancer, it prompted my

27-year-long study The China Project, of how this

effect worked. T. Colin Campbell, PhD., American Biochemist,

and author of the documentary, Forks Over Knives.

Come back tomorrow for exercise and a simple recipe anyone can handle. Both can fight

cancer  and diabetes.

Sources:

Center for Nutritional Studies, http://nutritionstudies.org/animal-vs-plant-protein/

Dan McDonald, RegnenerateYourLife.org, DVD Lose 1 POund A Day The Healthy Way

The Holy Bible, Genesis 1 and 2

The Healthy Living Magazine, (forecast on diabetes). Miriam E. Tucker, July 2015, Cancer Advances More Quickly in Diabetes

Disclaimer: 

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

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Chronic Stress? Cortisol Levels Up? or Peace?

Ordinarily, this would have been a rant but today I remembered what I’ve been learning lately. 

Do you get these frantic feelings when everything is coming at you faster than you can throw it all back or put it in its rightful place?

Does it make you crazy?

How do those feelings tie in with your health? 

You probably know we need cortisol to protect us when this overly stressed animal  takes his wrath out on us, the flight or fight hormone. Your body produces some cortisol but you read our St. Patrick Day blog right?

Cortisol is the fight or flight hormone or stress hormone.  But too much of it can dampen immune response and shut down the very process that attacks life-threatening microbes or keeps malignant cells from proliferating into an invasive tumor. *

I found a magnificent source for turning stressful situations into a peaceful relief.

A quick story from this morning to reveal my source.

Today, I am considering a date when we can go back to Charleston, SC having only been home from there for 10 days, having taken many hours filling out forms and an application for a new position, mentally planning decluttering for a possible move, what should I sell or give away? Sticking to my commitment to get my book to the editor this month for an August publication date, wishing I could go to Raleigh, NC for our grandson, Will’s birthday party, what to start on first, and oh, what about building my platform before the book launch.

And here’s what I had for the 27th (today) in my devotional reading.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, honorable, …right, …pure…lovely…is of good repute … think on these things” (Philippians 4:6-8

Whew! What a relief, once again, I forgot, it’s not all up to me. God is still alive. I’ve been using Charles Stanley’s Bible Study on 30 LIfe Principles (click here) and I wondered how many of the 30 applied to this situation or related to it at all. Here’s what I found.  (Right now, today, 30 Life Principles Bible Study is 40% off. Only $5.99)

LP #2 Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.

LP #3 God’s word is an immutable anchor in time of storm. HOW PERFECT IS THAT , this storm will pass.

LP # 5 God does not require us to understand His will, just obey it, even if it seems unreasonable.

NOTE: It did seem quite unreasonable to me to move again, since we just moved here 2 years ago. but…I don’t have to understand if He does call us to this position.

LP #9 Trusting God means looking beyond what we can see to what God sees.

LP # 11 God assumes responsibility for our needs when we obey Him.

LP #12 Peace with God is the fruit of oneness with God.

LP # 28 No Christian has ever been called to “go it alone” in his or her walk of faith.

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Of coures, all of the 30 can be applied but for the sake of space and plagerism I chose these few.

The source of peace not only for me but for you and everyone is God’s Holy Word, the Bible. Before you express any negative feelings about that, please try it, you’ll like it. 

There is peace like a river, you can find peace like a river, lower cortisol levels, and lengthen you life. Seriously, studies show chronic stress is a major cause of cancer

IN full disclosure I do receive a small kick back if you use the link above to invest in Charles Stanley’s Bible study, but I promise to use it to further the gospel here and in Charleston if God calls us there. Fair enough?

DISCLAIMER:

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is based on books from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner. Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

Big Pharma Can’t Stop Us Now — Cancer Truths

I just had to share this email with you. You’ve heard me talk about and read my posts about

THE TRUTH ABOUT CANCER

NOw here is an email I neglected to open for several months, and I have posted it here. Sometimes I wonder if you all think I’m making this stuff up about natural cures for cancer. Maybe you think I’m crazy. Well, it’s catching on.

 

 

The Truth About Cancer <info@thetruthaboutcancer.com>

11/11/16

Hey Marlene,

First, thank you so much for all of your positive feedback,
for sharing this series with your friends and family, and for all
of you that have chosen to support us.

Thank You! 🙂

Now let me ask you – can you feel it?

Can you feel the shift that is starting to take place?

We ARE making a difference and we ARE educating the world.

We’re all on the same mission now and we are a movement that CAN’T be stopped.

You know…

When managers at Kaiser-run hospitals are sending memos that everyone needs to watch “TTAC: A Global Quest”… you know we’re doing something right.

When people are going into their health food stores to buy Frankincense and they’re “sold out” because of “some show called The Truth About Cancer”… you know we’re having an impact.

When doctors that are featured in the series are overwhelmed with phone calls, appointments, and requests to the point that they’re looking for bigger facilities… you know we’re saving lives.

And we couldn’t do it without you!

Real quick, I just want to reiterate something, in case there’s any confusion.

We receive ZERO kick-backs, commissions, and/or any other type of payments from experts featured in the series or any products that are mentioned.

This is vitally important because it keeps the integrity of the project,
mission, and information in tact as there’s no ulterior motive to
the advice given from the experts featured.

Just solid, life-saving information that everyone needs to know. Period!

I really want everyone to understand this so that they can watch the series without doubt, without concern, and without hesitation.

And so that you can continue to share this with others with full confidence.

And that leads us right into my next plea 🙂

Please please please continue to share this information with your friends and family.

We can’t do this without you!

We NEED your courageous efforts to help us inform others, to educate them, and show that there’s a lot more options than just the big 3 of chemo, radiation, and surgery.

Please share this far and wide because the shift has begun… and they can’t stop us now!

We all ARE the change that we seek in the world and we WILL win the battle over big pharma poisons because we have strength in numbers and because we CARE!

Thank you for being you. Thank you for joining our movement and supporting our mission.

Ty Bollinger

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Recipe for Low Carb BLT-Stuffed Avocado

I don’t recommend a lot of bacon in your diet, it contains transfats, which you will want to limit. YOu could leave it off of this recipe and still get your needed fats from the healthy avocado.

I saw this on a friend’s facebook page, just had to share it with you. By now you know that Dr. Mercola is right. His newly released book, Fat for Fuel expains the need your mitrochondria have for fat. When you limit fat intake, your body uses glucose for fuel. This could be habit forming for your system if it continues. Now that the fat isn’t being used for fuel, what happens to it? The fat then is stored all over your body, it robs you of energy, health, and good looks. This recipe originated at wholesomeyum.com I think you’ll enjoy it.

BLT Stuffed Avocado (Paleo, Low Carb)