Studies show that women top 5 most common health concerns are:
- Heart disease
- Breast cancer
- Autoimmune diseases
I see these 5 concerns again and again in my practice and the rates are alarmingly rising every year.
Healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, managing stress and proper nutrition & supplementations all play a major role in healing, but they are far from being the main piece of the puzzle… Over and over again, I come back to the same advice: LISTEN!
We need to learn how to feed our hearts and souls as we are learning to feed our bodies. Listening to your body whispers is a skill you need to cultivate… You need to weave everyday habits into your life that help you calm down your mind chatter, slow down the rat race and live in the moment.
Breast cancer sufferers have a tendency of over nurturing others while neglecting or rather denying their own needs for love and care. They usually have a history of repressed love, mothering too much or too little, losing a loved one or being betrayed by a loved one.
Osteoporosis starts as whispers for your soul to search for belonging, for grounding, for support. Your life big purpose and meaning should be addressed along with a lurking need to unleash your creative powers and passions.
When you are depressed, your body is trying to push you to search for a deeper life purpose and meaning… to search for what will excite you and reignite your passion in life. Sometimes it is a long search and a tedious journey, yet it is a journey we must embark on in order to heal, in order to recover from those depressing feelings of lack of belonging, lack of safety and security, lack of meaning in life.
The whispers of autoimmune disease start very subtle that we easily brush them aside and go on with our lives until they abruptly turn into shouts and screams. Our body is literally and figuratively under attack... Attack from its own rebellious immune cells. Self-love, self-care and self-acknowledgement are big issues here as the whispers are trying to tell you that there are massive feelings of rejection, guilt, and abandonment. There are lots of emotions and meanings that should be addressed and explored: feelings of belonging, safety and security; feelings of love, peace and forgiveness; feelings of connection with your own higher beliefs, spirituality and trust.
Again, as I always warn, if your ‘whispers’ reach a stage where they are manifested physically, you need to physically tend to the body with the proper nutrition, supplements and/or medical intervention from a qualified MD if needed along with tending to your heart and soul needs.