Didn’t realize how much I was suffering…

In 2011, I started seeing a chiropractor for some recurring running injuries. At that time in my life, there was a pull guiding me toward this modality of health care, and deep down, I knew there was much more the doctor could help me with. As I went along in my treatment, I was amazed to learn about the many ways chiropractic treatment could alleviate seemingly unrelated symptoms- allergies, low libido, general mood stabilization, etc.

How could this be? I thought chiropractors were just for back problems!

I began to sense that the body has natural healing capabilities. Western medicine tells us that doctors and drugs heal us, but we all have a much more powerful, innate ability inside us. Like nature, the body is designed to heal itself. I learned that, through functional medicine, the doctor could find the cause of the symptoms I had and give my body the proper environment it needed to heal itself. Robert C. Peale said, “The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.”

A year later, I was a new person!

Not only did I find out I had scoliosis, but I learned what the best forms of exercise were for me. I didn’t have to struggle through a workout that I thought I was “supposed” to do, feeling more worn down than before I had started. I discovered ways to move that nurtured my body, not harmed it.

I was taught what real nutrition is and that I don’t have to eat in any crazy way to achieve true health. I used this knowledge to teach my body that real food is what it craves. I have carried that foundation of knowledge into my daily life and am constantly researching and learning new things. I am able to sense what is true and what is just the newest fad. I learned that I have the ability to do that- I learned to trust myself!

As women, we often hear that we should take care of ourselves (you know, put the oxygen mask on ourselves first, before we help a child), but how many of us actually know how to put that into practice? Self care is not just for oxygen masks on an airplane, but applies to everyday life, for every type of person. Man or woman, how can we be of assistance to others if we are not healthy ourselves?

My journey has taught me that it is okay (necessary) to allow for rest, relaxation and recreation. I came to understand that stressing out about being stressed out is just as stressful as the stress! I can now allow myself to feel what I am feeling, knowing that it is okay to feel that way. And to allow myself the time I need to recover and rejuvenate physically and mentally so that I can be at my best when I need to be there for others.

This wasn’t a quick fix. It took time for my body to get to where it was and time to improve. But this was a change for the better and it was worth it.

As many people do, when you learn something that helps you profoundly in your own life, you of course want to share it, beginning with those that are closest to you. From there, I realized that this was what I want to do in my own life. I want to assist others in experiencing what it is like to actually feel well, whole and pain-free, without drugs. I want everyone to know what it feels like to be functioning at an optimal level, not merely with passable health. Often, we don’t know how much we are suffering until we actually feel good!

I have such a deep appreciation for the path I am on and I am so excited to help others feel great. We humans are powerful beings with much potential. Hippocrates said, “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease”.

Are you ready to tap into that power and begin your journey to true health?

Visit us at Dynamic Health Center of Utah.



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