Love, Kindness and Self Care First!
Several months ago, I met a woman who was consumed with the health of her daughter, who had all sorts of health issues. The emotional burden was really putting a toll on the entire family.
Mom looked exhausted. I wondered when she had last slept.
"I don't sleep," she answered. "I'll sleep when things settle down."
"You know, you matter too," I said. It just came out.
She looked at me as if I had just spoken in another language.
"You do," I said. "I know you're worried about your daughter, and I'm sorry that you are going through this. But you are also important. You matter too."
Her eyes welled up, and we continued to chat about other things. But I could clearly see the startled realization in her face as she shifted into a place of being back in her body for a moment, and assessed the toll that all this stress was having on her physical being.
What we focus on, expands. Bring your focus and attention to one focal point, and everything around it shrinks into nothing. Look at a sunset, and the world around you ceases to exist for a few minutes as you place all of your attention on it.
Conversely, when your attention and focus is on a negative situation, the anxiety and stress around it becomes your world. In a way, your physical body ceases to exist, at least temporarily. You forget that your physical being needs nourishment and rest and support.
You matter too.
To support others, you yourself must be supported. When you are starving to death, you don't have the resources to feed someone else.
Our energy feeds into the energy of others. If you don't believe me, think of the last time your boss, spouse, or friend had a terrible day and took it out on you. How quickly did you shift from your "normal" state to a grumpy, angry version of yourself? Pretty quickly, I'll bet.
If you find yourself in the role of caretaker, the best thing you can do for the person you are supporting is to nourish yourself. Not just for your sake, but for theirs, as well.
The woman I mentioned above ended up booking a session with me. She left looking as if the weight of the world had melted away. And the next time I saw her, she couldn't stop talking about how happy her daughter was that she had seen me. How excited she was that her mom was doing something for herself, for a change.
If you are looking for a way to get replenished and walk away a slightly better version of yourself than you were before, book a free consultation with me.
The common misconception is that inflammation is “bad”. And, it’s just that…
Our bodies are designed to heal. In fact, every single second of every single day you’re alive - even going back to your conception - you’ve been healing. So, there’s a process to healing, just like there’s a process for everything else in our bodies. And, like all processes, there are stages. It just so happens that inflammation is the FIRST stage in the healing process.
Wait… Did I just say inflammation was actually part of the HEALING process? Yup.
Just like a rain storm is the first stage in the natural process of plants receiving life giving water, inflammation is the first stage in the natural process of your cells receiving the resources they need to repair damage to themselves.
So… inflammation is - in a sense - GOOD. It is a reflection of a body TRYING TO HEAL.
In fact, as long as things are inflamed it means your body is still fighting, it’s still trying to regenerate and restore itself. So, why then, does everyone yammer on and on about inflammation being bad? Because they don’t really understand the truth.
Inflammation itself is just inflammation. It’s a sign your body wants to heal. What’s “bad” or - more accurately - “harmful” is when inflammation becomes chronic. WHY?
Because it means your body isn’t healing.
Is the solution to just pour “anti-inflammatory” drinks and pills into your body? Actually no it isn’t. The solution is to figure out WHY your body is ALWAYS working so hard to heal itself.
The fire department doesn’t go out unless someone puts in an emergency call. If the fire department is continually getting called to put out fires 24/7 with no rest or pause, the solution isn’t to hire more firefighters. The solution is to figure out why the hell there are so many fires Same holds true for inflammation. Inflammation is the “fire alarm” of the body. Turning off the fire alarm doesn’t make the cause of the fires go away.
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As always, we are truly grateful for your support and we're here if you or your loved ones need help.
Sincerely, Dr. Rosanna De La Cruz
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Thyroid disorders, anxiety, endometriosis, difficulty conceiving, PCOS, diabetes, menopause, perimenopause, insomnia are all conditions that involve hormonal imbalance. Often affecting our daily activities and taking away the joy from doing the things we love most. I love helping my patients with Hormonal Imbalance, because I have suffered with a Thyroid disorder. In 2013 I started feeling lassitude, lack of energy, constipation, hair loss, insomnia, anxiety and rapid weight gain. I struggled with my daily activities and handling my work life balance. I often criticized my efforts and actions towards taking care of myself.
This is when I started to learn about the difference between responsibility and blame. Responsibility is empowering, and blame is fear. If you are living a life with high stress levels, lack of inspiration and motivation to take your life to the next level, poor lifestyle and dietary choices. There is hope. Your body has the ability to heal ITSELF. Every day in very perfect and magical ways all the cells in your body are working to heal and restore you.
In the next post, I will be sharing simple tips to reduce inflammation to help you balance your hormones. You can very well do this alone. Our Natural Medicine Therapies can help you get there faster!
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Here are some of 3 simple tips they had to share.
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1. Sleep 7-8 Hours at Night
Sleep is very important for regeneration of our organs. Hormones like ghrelin and leptin, only get balanced during sleep. These hormones play a major part in the inflammation causing migraines.
2. Drink 8-12 Cups of Water a Day
Our body’s composition is 60% water. Our brain is floating in a fluid composed of 70% water and our cells are constantly working for us. When our organs and tissues are dehydrated we increase the triggers for migraines. Water is medicine.
3. Dietary Changes
The foods we consume are directly related to our wellbeing. Keep a journal of foods and events prior to a migraine.
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Autoimmune diseases were “named a major women’s health issue by the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH”).
The organs, or the immune system, are also known as lymphatic organs because they in charge of the growth, development and actions of white cells or lymphocytes. These cells act as warriors for our immune system response. These organs are connected through lymphatic vessels and communicate via lymph fluids.
The organs that compose our immune system include:
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Rosanna De La Cruz is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, licensed in New York State. She is a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine certified by NCCAOM and graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She has provided thousands of effective integrative healthcare services to patients with autoimmune disorders. Her goal is to provide exceptional treatments, empower and educate patients to lead a healthier lifestyle and a higher quality of life.