Has it ever occurred to you that your feet health holds the key to your healing? I know for many people it hasn’t. However, there are a lot of reasons why this is the case. There are also lots of ways you can use your feet to heal the other parts of your body. If this interests you then keep reading as I’m going to share a variety of things about your feet health most of which you probably haven’t even considered before.
First, anything that goes on or in your feet affects the rest of your body. This is why you need to be careful about what you put on them and where you step. Your feet are the most absorbent part of your entire body and anything you put on them goes into your blood stream within 10 minutes.
Second, your feet contain acupuncture and reflexology points that connect to other parts of your body. This is why when you go to an acupuncturist, they are often putting needles in your feet. This is also a reason why reflexology can help so much with various aspects of healing. In addition putting essential oils on your feet can help impact all parts of your body. Click here to view a chart of the points on your feet.
Third, your feet hold the keys to the primary method that you can use to get grounded. An example of this is when you walk outside in the grass barefoot. You have probably noticed how much better your entire body feels afterwards.
Fourth, have you ever had a foot injury or a problem with your feet? If so, you have likely discovered how much having a foot injury or having foot pain impacts the rest of your body. If your feet hurt, then so does everything else. So the next time you have a health problem you are trying to solve, think about how your feet might help you solve it.
Yes you read that right. I dare you to cook from home every night for 30 days. If you want to do this, but you think you can’t or want some help, then you are in the right place. Keep reading for simple ideas on how to save time and money and eat healthier by cooking from home every night for 30 days or more.
First, meal plan. I know this isn’t the first time you’ve heard this but if you want to succeed at avoiding eating out for at least 30 days, then you really must do this. The easiest method I’ve found is to use a paper meal planner or just a piece of paper. Then list everything you have in your fridge, freezer and panty. Then start writing down meals you know you can make from what you have already. If needed make a separate shopping list for anything you need to buy. If you need more meal ideas for using up what you have, then I use a website or app like yummly or all recipes.
Second, look at your calendar and schedule for the week. Which nights do you have something going on that will make it harder for you to have the time to cook at dinner time? Which nights will you get home later from work? For those nights you will want to plan on either using a crockpot in the morning or meal prepping ahead. I recommend doing a combination to make it easier for you. For crockpot meals the best options are some kind of soup or stew. You can’t go wrong with classics like split pea and ham soup, lentil soup, or a stew with chicken, onions, carrots, cabbage and potatoes. You can also experiment with other combinations too.
For meal prepping I recommend taking a few hours on the weekend to do this. Decide which meals you want to meal prep for and how much food you will need. Then get out enough Tupperware or rubbermaid containers to store the food in. Some of my favorite things to meal prep include: chopped veggies for salads, rice, quinoa, cooked chicken or turkey, and cooked mixed vegetables. When I am doing a complete meal prep, I like to do some of all of these. It can also be a good idea to cook a couple of batched of gluten free muffins or similar baked goods to have on hand for breakfast or snacks.
Third be committed to cooking from home every night. You can do it if you plan ahead and make yourself stick with it. It also helps to have a reason why. In most cases you are doing this to save money and improve your health. You can do it. I believe in you. If you need help, you can schedule a wellness consultation with me and let’s talk about it.
I bought an infrared lamp as part of a black Friday sale last year. Keep reading to learn about what happened when I bought an infrared lamp and began using it on a regular basis. Infrared lamps have been used for years to help reduce pain and inflammation in various parts of the body. If you use a high quality infrared sauna like I talked about in this post, then the sauna has at least two infrared lamps in it. I bought this infrared lamp from a website called Sauna Space. I’m currently saving up to be able to buy their infrared sauna which has between 4-8 of these lamps in it.
In the meantime I have just the one lamp so I am using it like a mini sauna for various parts of my body. I like to use it at least twice a day and sometimes more often. I especially will hold it up to my neck and thyroid area for 2-5 minutes in an effort to help reduce inflammation and swelling. Since I have hashimotos, I’m swollen in that area and the infrared lamp helps.
I will also use it to help with menstrual pain or any other kind of pain, by shinning it directly on the area that is bothering me for 2-5 minutes. The instructions say not to use it for more than 5 minutes on any one area. It is so hot, that you don’t want to anyway. You can use it with your clothes on, however, with areas like your back or stomach, it works better naked.
I’ve found that any pain or discomfort I have in an area will go away immediately after using it. It really is amazing. Even though it costs about $400 depending on the sale price, it is worth it. I still look forward to being able to afford a full infrared sauna. (They cost about $3,000-$5,000.) In the mean time, having this amazing infrared tool works as a substitute.