Today I wanted to introduce myself. Talk tummy issues. Anxiety, depression, so let’s just dive in.
I have always been what I considered healthy. I’ve lifted weights for years. Practice yoga more days than not. But I’ve always suffered from intermittent anxiety and depression. I also suffer from an autoimmune disorder that can wreak havoc on my body at any give moment. Recently I’ve noticed my stomach always feels in some sort of knot. My kids are not the best sleepers. They have some different sensory challenges, and I feel like more mornings than not I wake up with just an overall feeling of exhaustion. It’s hard to be motivated throughout the day when you’re struggling with inner health.
I felt like I needed a change. I didn’t want to stumble through life always making excuses for the issues my body feels daily.
So I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone.
Really give Young Living Essential Oils a chance. See what their about. I’ve always been skeptical of people selling things online. But having recently just read
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
I decided all the little things I’ve been feeling may actually have some truth to it.
When my youngest was diagnosed with Autism I was going through so much. I felt alone, I felt like the unknown of her future was just too much for me to handle at that current moment. I felt depressed. I was exhausted. My kids never slept in this phase. SO I found myself seeking out my doctor where I found how simple it was to get a antidepressant/anti anxiety medication.
I remember the first day I took that pill how awful I felt. I mean really awful. I was sick to my stomach. Falling asleep on the couch. Things that were just not like me. I felt like it had cut the edge of all the emotions I’d been facing and when I felt that I was ready to get off of it a year later I realized I had easily become physically addicted. The withdrawls were painful. The headache was unbearable. So a few days later I started taking it again.
I really prayed about it. And was so angry at myself for falling into the prescription drug trap so easily prescribed by doctors.
A month after my first attempt I decided to wean off my prescription. You see nothing in my life had really changed. My daughter of course still had autism. I was still not getting any sleep, but I realized how dangerous it was getting for me to continue taking my prescribed antidepressant. I didn’t want to walk through life numb. And the withdrawls I faced were really unnerving. SO I weaned off my pills for about two weeks and have never looked back.
I find that I still struggle from time to time, but that’s life right. Nothing is perfect. Moments are overwhelming. God didn’t intend for us to be medicated through life.
So long story short! I found myself truly giving oils a chance. I fell in love with Young Living Essential Oils. As cheesy as I feel sharing them with people I want them to see that there’s an alternative way to feeling healthy.
I started adding a drop or two of Lemon oil to my water first thing in the morning. I noticed within 15 minutes of drinking it that knot in my stomach was gone. So one glass turned to 3 a day.
I noticed mental clarity. I noticed that it encouraged me to make healthier choices throughout the day.
I cut out caffeine. And preworkout.
Preworkout was probably the most difficult for me. I’ve used it for years and years to get through my workouts.
So I decided to step out of my comfort zone one more time and try out Young Living Ningxia Red. Once in the morning before my workout and once in the evening.
I noticed an increase in energy but not a sloppy full feeling like a cup of coffee would give me. Or a jittery tweaker high preworkout tends to give. I won’t lie I did enjoy that extreme surge of energy. But to be honest I don’t know half of the ingredients in any given preworkout I’ve purchased.
But with Ningxia Red by Young Living I noticed an increase in clean energy.
These are two of my favorite items for myself by Young Living.
If you are tired of feeling off. Maybe you too struggle with stomach issues send me an email.
I’d be happy to share what I’ve learned.