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Ignite Health Awareness for Vital Living

I’m here to stimulate an “ah ha” moment in your life.  To reveal an area of your life that can be tweaked for improved quality and function on every level. I intend to peak your interest, create curiosity and uncover areas of your life that may not be working as well as you’d like.
The changes and health decisions you make now will impact you for years to come.

Don’t you want to be the best you can be? Awareness is the first step. Let’s take this journey together.

My focus for the next 3 months is going to be in the area of great passion for me– gut health.  Your inside tract or your gastrointestinal system is the the entrance to the interior of your body.  If this highway is not fully functioning your entire body can be compromised. By this I mean you could be letting pathogens or organisms that are foreign into your body and you may not have any gut symptoms. That is scary!

In many ways, your health is like a tree.

In many ways, your health is like a tree.

When I speak of health I picture a tree.  Your foliage needs to be full, green and lush. Your trunk thick, protective and craggy from the wear of life and its ongoing exposure.  But for some folks their tree is sparse with branches and few leaves, their leave color is more yellow or brown.  The tree trunk may even have holes in it and moss growing on it.

The physical manifestation of your health behaviors is shown in how you look and how well you function daily. Is your skin color pale or just right?  Is your hair dull and thinning? How is your short term memory? Are you able to meet the stressors and tasks that present themselves with grace and still have energy left? Do you rebound from a busy week or need to hunker in to rest and recharge your batteries over the weekend? These questions are posed so you begin to take a personal look at how well you are doing honestly.  We can pretend and fool ourselves!

Your foundation of health is your root system, the continual lifestyle patterns and behaviors that make up your day. Each of us were trained in a way of being by our parents for health and longevity, however, that foundation was not ours but their own. Now is the time to look at what you want your health root system to be so the foundation you build, nurture and grow will provide a platform for optimal functioning and vital living.

To your health!

Dr. Dana

Looking for more information? Check out ‘The Root of Health,” a website devoted to healthy living.