Improve Your Health in 2013

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Here we are at the start of a new year and this is typically the time when we turn our attention to health, fitness and nutrition.  After a season of comfort food and goodies, we may notice that our pants fit a little snugly or that our energy is sluggish.


So often the desire for losing weight or getting in shape centers around some false notion about not being “enough”   — not pretty enough, skinny enough, or handsome enough.  And while we certainly want to work on transforming these false identities, we don’t want to make the mistake of ignoring the state of our health and well being either.  Why?


woman jumping joyfullyMaintaining a baseline of good health is crucial to actualizing the dreams and potentials you hold.


When you experience life from a place of total well being, your body, mind and spirit are all working in harmony to support the deeper desires, relationships and projects you are devoting your time and attention to.  And as you improve your well being with a regular practice of movement, stillness and good nutrition, you will notice an increase in your energy reserves, clearer thought processes and more focused ideas.


Here are some quick tips for improving your health and well being in 2013:



Studies show that American soil has experienced an 80% depletion of nutrients since 1940. This means that the good, whole and unprocessed foods we eat are less nutrient dense than they were for our parents and grandparents.  Once way you can ameliorate this situation is through vitamin supplements.  Always consult your family doctor or physician before taking on a regimen of supplements, but once you have the go-ahead, I recommend Sunrider products, and Life Force Products. My favorite Life Force product is the Body Balance. It consists of aloe and green sea vegetables, providing energy and many nutrients to protect and strengthen your immune system.



Everyone is different and every body responds differently to the chemical compounds (food, liquids, drugs, prescriptions, vitamins and minerals) we imbibe. Any diet, or “one-size-fits-all” approach should be looked at with skepticism.  You need to find out what works for your unique body and listen to what your body is telling you.  (If you drink or eat something and then 30 minutes later you feel sleepy, it is probably not good for you.)  Consult your physician to see about allergy testing so you can find out what foods work best with your body chemistry.  I also like the book, “Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution To Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight” by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo . It’s an excellent resource that will educate you about how different substances help or harm the body temple.



Working with a personal trainer, nutritionist or transformative coach can help give you that extra “push” you need to break free from any inertia around your fitness and well being goals.  Bad habits can be hard to break, but they are not impossible to transform.  Be realistic if you need extra support to get over the hump (or slump) you are currently in. Here are some resources that may be of service.


Jeanne Byrd Romero, Transformative Coach  —  One area of specialty in my practice is Optimal Health and Well being Coaching.  Check out my wellness page to learn more about the support structures I offer.


Feline Kondula at Nutrikon —(Offers progressive, leading edge health techniques and supplements for the  21st century human.)


Dr. Anne Dunev, PhD — Author of The Fat Fix Diet

Woman choosing between salad and desert.We have to become responsible for producing our own health.  We can’t leave it up to doctors to give us a happy pill.


You need to take care of all aspects of your being to thrive.  Just focusing on meditation, or personal development work is not enough.  Cherish, protect and take care of your body temple and it will serve and support you throughout the year and for many years to come.



Jeanne Byrd Romero


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