We’re not going to talk at all about our Products in this article. (but our products are truly awesome!)
I started out as a Registered Homeopath. (Not a Doctor, but a guy that uses natural substances to improve health). As I started selling my remedies online, I’ve been talking to a lot more people about their health concerns.
I was shocked to discover the cause of a lot of illness, health issues, and general unhappiness.
You read all the time about things like smoking, drinking, bad diet, lack of exercise, and the other fun stuff on the “bad for you ” list.
But that’s not really what I’m seeing. In fact, a lot of this “bad for you” stuff is a way to cope with the real issue.
Grief. Loss. A major life event. A divorce. Stress at work. Stress at home. We’re taught that we have to be “tough”, and that this stuff doesn’t matter. It matters a lot, and I’m seeing more people dramatically affected by grief.
Here’s the conversation that changed how I look at health and wellness.
Customer: “My weight went up, and now I have High Blood Pressure and Diabetes.”
Before, I’d make the usual recommendations about which remedies we offer for those issues. But this one day, I was feeling especially chatty, and I asked the unusual question.
Me: “Was anything else going on in your life when all this happened?”
Customer: “Well, my work has been fine, and everything was fine. Oh. And my Father died.”
I didn’t think too much about it at the time. In my recommendations for the customer, I added in the remedy for grief.
Over the course of the next few months, I asked the question more and more and started to realize that a lot of these cases were either started with a stressful event, or the stressful event caused a big flare-up of an old problem. Maybe a lot of health problems weren’t just coincidence, germs or genetics.
In North America, most of us live in a high-stress, high-pressure life. There’s a lot going on. So, our ordinary level of stress is pretty high. Then you throw in a big emotional event, and it’s a lot of pressure on the system. Your mental and emotional state is so important to your physical health.
I’m not going to tell you that the remedy for grief CURED the Diabetes for my customer. I’m not going to lie to you. A remedy will not cure Diabetes. We did not magically cure this guy.
But, I will tell you that he sent us a note a few weeks later, and his overall health has improved. His sugars are more stable, and he feels better. That’s our goal at all times. To make things a little better for you.
The purpose of this article is to remind you to take care of yourself. We’ve all been through so much, and it’s OK to need a break sometimes. It’s OK to realize that you’re really sad, or hurt. And to try to find some support to work through it.
If you’ve lost a loved one (even if your loved one was a beloved pet), find a way to work it out. Meditate, pray, scream, chop some firewood. Work it out. Pretending you’re OK can put a lot of strain on your system. Please take care of yourself, and your family.