It’s easy to go into autopilot when it comes to your health: you do the same things day after day, week after week, regardless of whether they’re serving your health. But at WellBe, we know that the 100 tiny choices you make each and every day are your primary healthcare, and can make a huge difference on how you feel. That’s why we’re encouraging you to regain control of your health by taking steps toward finding natural health and wellness this year. In this blog post, we’ll give you five simple, straightforward things you can do to feel amazing and live your best life.
Here’s a sneak peek of our 5 steps toward holistic healing (click on any of them to jump directly to that section):
Have Compassion Toward Your Chronic Illness or Health Issue (if you have one)
Whether you’re struggling with unexplainable symptoms, on a battery of meds that don’t seem to do anything, just feel “blah” all the time, or have some other ongoing health issue, it can be very, very frustrating. Finding the right holistic care and natural health products that you need can be a long journey, so it’s essential that you have compassion toward yourself along the way. Don’t get angry at your body or blame yourself; this will only sabotage your own best efforts (after all, the mind-body connection is strong!). Rather, allow yourself to acknowledge the difficulty of the situation while remaining determined to find holistic healing — and trust us, with that attitude, you will.
If you need some inspiration to keep you going, check out the stories below of people overcoming their own chronic health issues to find natural health and wellness.
- Finding a Holistic Way to Manage Crohn’s Disease — Without Meds
- Nitika Chopra on Improving a Lifetime of Psoriasis and Arthritis with Integrative Medicine
- How this Health Coach Found a Holistic Way to Manage Her Type 1 Diabetes
- How Rachel Winard Healed From SLE Lupus with Ayurvedic Treatment
And if you’re experiencing mystery symptoms and aren’t sure what’s causing them, download our free guide to getting to the root cause of your health issues (just scroll down and enter your email in the pop-up when it appears to get the guide).
Find a Holistic Doctor
It’s a no-brainer that the practitioner you see will have a major influence on the type and quality of care you receive. Not to generalize (well, it’s hard not to), but many conventional doctors will turn to pharmaceuticals or invasive procedures to address your health concerns — often without even considering lifestyle factors like diet and environmental allergens or testing for certain autoimmune conditions.
To get the best holistic care that you deserve, you’ll need to seek out a doctor who takes an integrative approach and values treating the entire individual. That often means asking the right questions of your current doctor, but it can also mean seeking out a new doctor who will help you chart the course of holistic healing. To find a holistic doctor, try searching your network of providers using terms like “integrative,” “holistic,” and “naturopathic.” You can also use these resources:
- The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians online directory
- Alternative for Healing holistic practitioner local search
- Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine member community search
Take the WellBe Quiz to Learn Your Next Steps
Diving into the world of integrative health can be overwhelming. There are tons of natural health products, countless modes of holistic care, and wellness tips everywhere — so how are you supposed to know where to start? We’ve got your back. The WellBe Quiz is designed to determine exactly where you are on the path to holistic living, how much further you have to go, and what you should do as your next step.
Get informed about where you stand on your #getwellbe journey by taking the quiz today.
Learn How to Support Your Brain and Mental Health
There’s absolutely no question that the mind and body are intimately connected. And yet, it’s common practice for us (and our conventional doctors) to treat them as entirely separate entities, or — even worse — ignore what’s going on with your mental health.
You can take care of your mental and brain health in a number of different ways, which we’ve had the privilege of learning about through our expert interviews over the years. Here are some places to start:
- Choose fresh food grown from healthy soil to treat and prevent neurological conditions
- Take stock of your gut health and consider how it might be affecting your mental health
- Choose foods that protect your brain
- Do an audit of your sleep health and see how it contributes to your mental state
Protect Your Body with Healthy Daily Lifestyle Choices
As we like to say, the hundred little choices you make every day are your healthcare. That means when you decide, say, what to put in your coffee, or what brand of sunscreen to buy, it matters — a lot. We know this can feel overwhelming, but the truth is it’s actually incredibly empowering. With just a little bit of knowledge and research, you can take tiny, simple steps that make a major impact on how you feel and whether you get a chronic disease in the future. Take a look at the WellBe Guides to get ideas on healthy swaps and lifestyle changes you can make right now. You can also get started by checking out some of our all-time favorite (and most life-changing) guides:
- What’s the Best Water Filter for Your Health?
- The 10 Most Impactful Health Changes Adrienne Made in 2018
- How to Boost Your Immunity with Food
- The Consequences of Antibiotics: WellBe’s Guide to Antibiotics
You + WellBe = The Healthiest Team Ever
The entire WellBe team is committed to learning about and seeking out holistic care and natural lifestyle practices that help us feel our best while keeping ourselves and our loved ones protected from toxins and chronic disease. Each of us has our own health and wellness journeys (you can read the story of our founder, Adrienne, here), which contribute to our mission and our passion for helping you find holistic healing.
Just by being here, you’re showing your commitment to achieving true, natural health and wellness. It might be a long journey, but we can guarantee that the destination will be worth it. If you want comprehensive resources, education, guidelines and support in achieving your best health ever, get on the waitlist for the next Spark Health program!