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How are your resiliency skills?

How are your resiliency skills?

Resilience is one of my favorite topics. Mostly because of the experiences I’ve learned, grown from and now have as skill sets. Here’s a few pointers I can share with you.   Resilience in today’s growing and changing world is a necessary skill to have.  Many 

How I built my foundation of success doing the opposite.

How I built my foundation of success doing the opposite.

They thought I was crazy. “Who would need or want what you have to offer”,  they said. I was determined in my ethics, clear in my feelings and actions. I knew without a shadow of a doubt my head and heart were aligned, in integrity, 

Your Endocrine System- The Hypothalamus: CEO of your Body

Your Endocrine System- The Hypothalamus: CEO of your Body

Your endocrine system is made up of glands found throughout the body. These glands, which produce hormones, send hormones into the bloodstream or into the fluid around cells, and receptors to be distributed among organs and tissues, and “programmed” to respond to the hormones.

Essentially the endocrine system performs many roles that your body is dependent on, such as producing hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood – and along with other functions. The endocrine system physically consists of:

  • Pituitary gland
  • Thyroid gland
  • Parathyroid glands
  • Adrenal glands
  • Pancreas
  • Ovaries (females)
  • Testicles (males)

An unhealthy, or unsupported endocrine system result in an assortment of unwanted conditions such as hindered growth and development during puberty, difficulties getting pregnant, problems managing stress, putting on weight easily, having weakened bones or being low on energy because an excess amount of sugar remains in your bloodstream instead of where it should be – moving into cells to be used for energy.

Here are some common signs your endocrine system is not hitting on all cylinders:

  • Insomnia and other sleep issues
  • Dull or puffy skin
  • Depression
  • Low energy
  • Low sex drive
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Weight gain
  • Heightened fear
  • Anger
  • ADHD

The first step in supporting your Endocrine System is through Nutrition, Vitamins and Minerals. Check out these products below to support your health, body and endocrine system.

  • Vitamin A Needed for our immune system, hormone synthesis, and the production of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3).
  • Vitamin B12 Found in every cell in the body, it is needed for cellular metabolism and energy production.
  • Vitamin D Levels of vitamin D often significantly lower in patients with hypothyroidism, although a direct connection still not determined.
  • Glutamine Our body’s most plentiful amino acid, modest amounts can increase human growth hormone a lot.
  • Iodine An iodine deficiency can thwart the body’s natural detoxification and lead to hypothyroidism.
  • Licorice root Can help the thyroid and adrenal glands for those who have adrenal fatigue (low cortisol).
  • Selenium Helps in the normalization of the thyroid hormone balance.
  • Zinc Contributes to immune modulation.

Glutathione and your body- the Cellular Level of You.

Glutathione and your body- the Cellular Level of You.

Glutathione is an antioxidant produced in cells made up of three amino acids: glutamine, glycine, and cysteine. One unique thing about glutathione is that the body is able to make it in the liver, which is not true of most antioxidants. Glutathione has many important 

What you need to know about Toxicity and why Detoxification is so important for your health and well-being.

What you need to know about Toxicity and why Detoxification is so important for your health and well-being.

Toxicity is a build up of toxins with the body. It affects every area of your body and your health. Detoxification is the process and pathway in which your body removes toxins. There are two key detox pathways that your hard-working liver is organized around: 

Action. Building a new plan to health and well being

Action. Building a new plan to health and well being

Starting out in your career you had a plan, a vision and a way to focus on your investments, your savings. You knew you would increase in earning through growth of your career and in your investments.

How about your plan for health and well being? Maybe you’ve been on an exercise plan, a nutrition plan. A plan that has worked for you, keeps things feeling like your moving.

What if, you desire something greater in your health and well being? Are you willing to put in a greater investment of risk? Risk of doing something different to achieve greater results.

It’s not more time that is needed.

Intellectual Stimulation is necessary. Intellectual Stimulation breaks you free of the glass ceiling you hit up against every time you’re looking for greater gains in health and well being.

To disrupt your status quo in health and well being and continue growth, success and achieving new heights stimulation of your creativity, innovation, critical thinking and problem solving are necessary. Risk what you know for something new. This is where your true journey to health and fitness begins.

You let go. You open to new possibilities. You allow for new methods of fitness and nutrition to inspire you. Inspiration is the birthplace of change. You’re on a new path. One that has you finding excitement, passion in your actions and a sense of joy towards your goals.

Joy is an inner feeling. It’s not the outward result, it is the driving force towards your results. Think of a baseball pitcher. Each time he goes out to play he must have a level of joy- excitement and passion. Status quo for a baseball pitcher means he no longer has the fire necessary to win and play.

Invest in your health and well being. Take on a new plan. Maximize your time and energy, breaking free from the status quo.

Monica Heiz

Lifestyle Advisor

Health. It’s a Business

Health. It’s a Business

Why wouldn’t you leverage your ability to show up at the gym to focus your mental energy into action and your emotions into desired outcome?

Building Health

Building Health

Having a goal, applying healthy habits can be overwhelming, time consuming and unknown. This is where I come in.

Physical Mental Emotional and Spiritual Well Being

Physical Mental Emotional and Spiritual Well Being

Being able to understand the role and essence of well being in your life asks that you take a moment to assess where you’re at. How do you feel? I’m talking about how do you feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Now, Spiritually doesn’t relate to religion, it relates to yourself and something greater- from belief in yourself to faith in your next step and grace in allowing the good true and beautiful flow to you.

Physical health can often be mis-interpreted by ones appearance. Thats not truth, although, the feeling of looking good is a result of taking pride and care in ones own physical health. Physical health is a conscious effort to move your body- to actively and consciously make good decisions with food. Just as your career, and your finances expect good decision making so does your health and nutrition, your physical body.

Mental health is necessary to hold you, to find peace, to strengthen your resolve and embrace change. Embracing change can be uncomfortable and hard, yet change and growth is the only thing that is constant. Having a plan and practice in place to move with change can be one of the greatest ways you can support your health. It helps you see a bigger picture, to understand with out reaction new steps are necessary for the direction and change you want to move towards in your life, and mental strength keeps your focus. Focus towards your desires outcome, results. And, we all love results!

Emotional health is the ability to let go of negative and old feelings and emotions. These feelings and emotions weigh you down- physically and mentally too! Emotional health has you look at old patterns, beliefs and experiences that left you hurt, feeling trapped or left out. Your emotions are a guide. When you have clarity, true desire and feeling your energy radiates in that direction towards your goal and desire. This is one reason so many people have a hard time maintaining a fitness plan or keeping a clean eating plan. There are feelings and emotions of unworthy, low self esteem, not capable and just a host of unhealthy feelings and emotions blocking a genuine and true path to a healthy body. Plus, to be real here, a fitness plan must match you, not you match the fitness plan. When deciding you want to have better health, choosing a lifestyle plan that incorporates all areas of well being and addresses your needs in a fitness plan will build and develop sustainability and consistency, the 2 key ingredients to health and well being.

Well being and health begin with you. To see well being and health as an asset that must be nurtured, invested in and have healthy habits and practices. Just like money, your health can be gained in these habits, practices and lifestyle actions.