Do you need to reboot and reset the WHOLE you from the inside out?
TEST and not GUESS what is actually going on “under the hood”?
Five years ago, I published my first book on Amazon to share my personal story that CHRONIC Stress impacts all of you. My book, “LIFE IS NOT A RACE” was written to help my own self understand how and why my life changed from an ambitious elite age group high performing athlete to an overweight, tired, and stressed out individual. I was addicted to busy-ness and always multitasking each day- “living life as a race” from the time I woke up (too early!), until I hit the pillow at night (too late)- burning the candle at both ends leading overtime to an internal domino effect of breakdown and burnout.
Over the years, I have become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and more recently (finally!) a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDNP). I am making my purpose and passion into my mission – to help other driven, high performing individuals who are doing all the “right” things but continue to struggle with chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other unexplained symptoms. Now as a practitioner, I am able to investigate the “root causes” and collect clues to a client’s mysterious puzzle. I help guide the client to collect their missing pieces of their health puzzle to identify their sources of CHRONIC stress- we have external ongoing chronic stressors and then we have these stubborn HIDDEN Internal chronic stressors that you don’t know about unless you run functional lab testing to find out if any…
- Hormone imbalances
- Immune dysfunction
- Digestion dysfunction
- Energy systems- mitochondria, oxidative stress
- Nervous systems- NT and PNS/SNS imbalances
Do you want to get your body and vibrant self back again?
I know I don’t want to feel tired, overweight, and struggling to have enough energy to workout. Our current way of living could be a positive or a negative…depending on how busy you were before March 2020. You may benefit from slowing down and creating a new work/life/training schedule. I do believe this time in our world is a wake-up call to work on our health and wellness.
Just because you workout each day – doesn’t mean that you are actually healthy as the immune system is influenced by chronic stress and overtraining/over doing life!
What does be healthy mean to you?
To me, I think of being healthy as having a strong immune system, being resilient, feeling energetic and thriving each day. I am healthy when I have energy to exercise, my sleep is deep, and my mood is happy!
If you don’t wake up feeling energetic and thriving each day then we should investigate WHY… what is causing you to feel drained, exhausted, and unhappy?
Are you experiencing an overload of CHRONIC stressors overfilling your “Beaker of Stress” which then creates a domino effect of health imbalances- also known as “METABOLIC CHAOS®”?
For years, I felt burned out and broken down but I only have felt healthier since I identified my main contributors to my chronic stress overload from external sources and investigated the internal chronic stressors with well-chosen functional lab tests.
In Functional Medicine- practitioners look at the WHOLE person and investigate the WHY… why do you feel this way or why do you experience these Functional lab tests are important to building your health – instead of constant guessing if you are healthy including your gut health, nutrient balance and microbiome bacteria balance.
Did you know that 70-80% of your immune system resides in your gut?
So while we are staying at home and supposedly “staying healthy”…we should be striving to improve our health and to become health optimizers -especially since most everyone is not as healthy and resilient as they think they are.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes I often tell clients, write in my blog, or share on my podcast:
- You are what you eat…but also what you can breakdown and absorb!
- You can’t out exercise a poor diet.
- You can’t out supplement poor lifestyle habits.
- Life is NOT a Race… chronic stress impacts everything and the WHOLE you from the inside out.
- Quality SLEEP does matter!
Dr. Ben Lynch, the author of DIRTY GENES and the founder of SEEKING HEALTH, share that “immune support starts with the basics of healthy living…
- eating whole foods
- getting restorative sleep
- stress management
- maintaining a healthy (positive) mindset
- reducing toxin exposure
Since our quality of food, minerals in our soil and toxins in our environment, we do need to add specific supplements into our diet and lifestyle with immune boosting nutrients as:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin A
Our microbiome is host to 70-80% of our immune system, so a healthy and happy gut will contribute to a healthy and resilient immune system. Dr. Ben Lynch recommends Probiotics to support a healthy gut and immune response. I like to have my clients, including myself, do a total gut restorative protocol along with an immune boosting diet and lifestyle habits as “The WHOLESTIC Method”.
Dr. Lynch’s company, Seeking Health, most popular immune support supplements are
- Vitamin A Drops
- Optimal Vitamin D3 Drops
- Optimal Zinc Lozenges
- Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C
- ProBiota HistaminX
- Find the immune boosting supplements here
Don’t let our new “normal” create another source of CHRONIC Stress in your life. I actually believe that everything happens for a reason and the world has been taught a major lesson to take ownership of our health. WE need to take control of the situation and not depend on politicians to tell us how to “get healthy” and “stay safe” by isolating from all your family, friends and your community until we have a vaccine. According to my research – by reading trusted health and medical practitioners as Dr. Mercola and Dr. Ben Lynch, the vaccine may create more health problems and negative side effects than positive results. Check their blogs and videos out online!
The media and politicians are creating more STRESS and FEAR in our world – not helping us build our immune system and resiliency. Eating processed packaged foods filled with refined sugars, vegetable oils and other fillers will not create a healthier version of yourself.
Chronic stress impacts your health – learn from my personal journey in my book, manual, blog, and podcast. CHRONIC STRESS, external and internal sources, will dampen your immune system and lead to a domino effect of internal imbalances.
We should be striving to improve our nutrition and lifestyle habits right now – as well as running a collection of functional lab tests (that your doctor or insurance won’t probably do for you or pay for) as the GI Map and BiomeFX test to determine how strong is your gut/immune system. STOP guessing and STOP hiding …instead start testing and start thriving! Contact me to discover easy ways how you can optimize your health and longevity so you stop living in fear of get the virus – as I believe we will be exposed someday to the virus as you would to the flu.
How your body responds to any virus is up to you- what can you do now to prepare for the day you are around any type of virus?
The innate self-defense immune system that we are born with SHOULD be ready to “put out the fire” and respond to any type of threats. WE should know how to respond to the threat and support our immune system with supplements as Dr. Ben Lynch suggests (Vitamin C, Glutathione, B-complex…).
What are we to do if we want to move on and live life to the fullest?
How do we get back to our “normal” routine?
Don’t wait until we have a vaccine around to cure us and stop the virus.
Let’s begin by taking care of the WHOLE you with the eight elements of “The WHOLESTIC Method” program.
- Stress Management
- Movement & Mobility
- Digestion & Gut Health
- Happiness- play, laughter, and gratitude
Start with WHAT you eat – but also HOW, WHEN and WHY.
Take time to reset and reboot – especially before you put food into your mouth… slow down, take three long inhales through your nose and long exhales out through your mouth.
Take time out of your day to get outside – “Breakfast”, “lunch” and “dinner” time of the day.
Find time to play, be silly and laugh with friends or family members.
Try to exercise – not too much and not too little… and lift heavy items for strength training (balance anabolic vs. catabolic activities). Are you limiting your screen time each day and disconnect two hours before bedtime?
Learn more how to transform the WHOLE you with “The WHOLESTIC Method” health coaching services, blog, and my show “The LOW CARB ATHLETE” Podcast.
Debbie helps driven and ambitious people, who are trying to do all the “right” things, investigate what is actually going on “under the hood” to get their body and vibrant self back with an investigative process including running well-chosen functional lab tests and a clinical correlation to find the missing pieces of the puzzle. You have seen multiple doctors and experts, but they tell you everything is “normal” and there is nothing wrong with you. That was my experience.
I refused to believe that “nothing is wrong with me” and this is part of “getting older”. This was not going to be the new me and stop me from investigating what was really going on from the inside out – under the hood.
You have a choice to take care of the WHOLE you and even transform the WHOLE you from the inside out. Please don’t give up and settle, as the struggle is real, and you are not alone. If you feel exhausted trying to do all the “right” things and still can’t feel, move, or look better then we need to take a different approach.
Remember- the definition of Insanity is …“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
If you are stuck in the “cycle of trial and error” then it is time to take a different approach and look at the WHOLE person with “The WHOLESTIC Method” investigation coaching program if you want to REPAIR-REBUILD-RESTORE the WHOLE you to be a fat burner, health optimizer and reach peak athletic performance gains. Contact me to schedule a call to discovery more. Click here.
Who is Debbie Potts?
Owner, trainer, and coach of a unique “Health Detective” coaching services with unique “The WHOLESTIC Method” eight elements to guide clients repair, rebuild and restore their WHOLE health back to improve vitality and balance. Debbie helps driven and ambitious people, who are trying to do all the “right” things, investigate what is actually going on “under the hood” to get their body and vibrant self back