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My Recent Health Scare

Isabel Hair

A few months ago I realized something pretty scary...my hair was falling out.

Now if you’ve seen any of my pictures you know I have a lot of hair so it would make sense that some of it would fall out on a daily basis. But what was left in the shower after a wash was just not normal and I knew it. It was much more than I had ever experienced, double or even triple what would normally come out after I washed and brushed it.

So I went through my list of questions as if a client, friend or family member had come to me with a health issue…

1. How is your eating right now?

2. How is your sleep?

3. How are you managing your stress levels?

4. What supplements are you taking?

My answers to all of the questions above were great. My eating is right on track, I’m sleeping 7-8 hours each night, I meditate daily to manage stress, and I take my Daily Energy and Omega3 Fish Oil daily. If all the answers to the above questions were this good, where was I to go from there?

Well, I did something I haven’t done in almost 6 years…I got a blood test.

Now I am not recommending you go long periods of time and not get regular doctor’s checkups. I’m actually tattling on myself and saying that there is no reason why I should have gone this long without a routine checkup. But to be honest, besides my midwife visits during my pregnancy, nothing ever came up that made me feel like I needed to see a doc until this hair incident.

After my labs came back I had a follow-up with the doctor and she said,

"Isabel, your blood panel looks wonderful. There is only 1 glaring issue. Your iron is way too low and is most likely why you are seeing changes in your hair."

Wow! I would have never guessed that one, nor would I have figured it out without the blood work.

What can you learn from my recent health scare?

Here are some important health tips I think everyone should consider and be mindful of, no matter how good or bad you may feel or look.

#1 - Don’t neglect routine doctor’s visits.

Doctor

Just as you take your children in for regular checkups, you should take yourself for checkups as well. If nothing else, your doctor will say to you, "Nice work my friend. You’re doing great." And wouldn't that be great to hear? You also want to be sure to schedule things like colonoscopies, regular teeth cleanings, and routine blood work. I know these things may seem like one more thing to add to your already busy schedule, but imagine how much more time it will take to get a root canal or take care of any other serious condition that may come up because you have not checked in with your body in a long time.

#2 - Be sure you have covered the basics.

An eating program like Beyond Diet shows you how to create the foundation for good health. Will there still be health issues that may come up? There may be, just as it did for me. But those things will be less serious and will have easier solutions when you already have the basics covered. For me the solution was simple…eat more iron-rich foods which I’ve already been doing for several weeks and I can already see a dramatic difference in my hair (and in my energy levels).

#3 - Be mindful of your caffeine intake.

Isabel Coffee

The Beyond Diet plan does not take away your beloved cup of joe and, in moderation, coffee and tea can be a great addition to your eating plan. It’s when you ingest too much caffeine that these drinks start to become a problem. In the BD program I teach you that two caffeinated drinks should be your maximum each day. Any more than that, and you’ll begin to suffer from adrenal problems and severe addiction. So here is where I will tattle tale on myself again.

I was up to two coffees and one tea each day. Of course, they were all organic, but that is too much caffeine for any healthy person every single day. Caffeine also prevents your body from absorbing iron. So even if I was eating a lot of healthy, iron-rich foods, my body was not able to absorb the iron because of my increased caffeine intake. Now I keep my caffeine intake to 1 coffee and 1 tea each day and that’s it. If I start to get tired in the afternoon, I go for a quick walk outside or do a few jumping jacks and squats to get my blood pumping. The other benefit to this is that I am sleeping better at night (probably because I do not have an excessive amount of caffeine in my system).

When I start harping on people about their health, they immediately say, "Yeah, yeah I’m fine." But the state of our health will dramatically effect whether or not our bodies will shed off our unwanted fat.

For me, the tips above helped to reverse a small health glitch AND saved my hair! But for you it could be the difference between whether or not you suffer something more serious and life altering than just a few missing hairs on your head.

Now I would love to hear from you. What are some health changes you've experienced since following the Beyond Diet program?

I'm so excited to hear how your body and your life have changed for the better.

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       9 posts
  1. Balance   
       4 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Parenting   
       2 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       2 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       2 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       1 posts

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