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Trigger VS Cause

I’ve spent the last what feels like almost a decade in different mommy groups, personal growth groups, and business groups on Facebook and I noticed something that really stuck with me recently.

The words we choose to use are SO important, and there were people literally choosing the words I saw and needed right before my very eyes.

You see, when you’re a holistic practitioner, you already see the body and how it works differently. The key to sharing what you see with others is being able to use their words to help them see what you see in a way that makes sense.

The two words I wanted to share with you today are TRIGGER and CAUSE. They are extremely important because they affect how we choose to take care of ourselves on a daily basis.

TRIGGERS are often what I hear people talking about, but they also usually think about taking care of them as though they are somehow going to take care of the problem or CAUSE by removing them. Removing TRIGGERS only reduces the chances of experiencing the concern that you have.

Some examples of triggers - certain foods that trigger headaches/migraines, hot flashes, lack of sleep, temperature, lack of exercise.

Many times we try to help take control of our health issues by removing these triggers - we stop eating the specific food, we start exercising, create a better schedule for sleep or drink more water. AND many times getting rid of the trigger can help lessen the symptoms or reduce the frequency. When we slip up and eat that gluten or do get the rest we need- the issues come back again.

But here’s the thing, there are still people who don’t eat gluten, or who already have an awesome exercise regimen that are still experiencing these issues. What I’ve found when working with all of them - is they have some underlying injury that happening in their past that is preventing their body from functioning the way it was designed.

This improper function may show up as migraines, or it may show up as a neck pain or TMJ issues (for a larger list, look at the image below). The health concerns we experience end up being the symptoms of the underlying CAUSE which has to be taken care of before we truly start to experience proper function.

The CAUSE is the alteration of proper structure which eventually over time affects our function. Realistically speaking, there is unfortunately no way for you to check this yourself. Most people end up trying to remove their TRIGGER and if it doesn’t work then they look for a deeper CAUSE. By the time these people get to me, they’ve been suffering a long time.

To find out if an injury from your past is the CAUSE of your body expressing its health issues, its pretty simple! All you have to do is schedule some time for an examination with me. We’ll go over your history, use x-ray to take a look at your spine and see how its affecting your function, and take thermal scans to see if your body is functioning and adapting the way it should, or if it’s stuck in survival mode.

All you have to do is give me a call at 805-255-6769 or click the button below to let me know you’re ready to rule out one of the biggest underlying CAUSES I’ve found in the last 11 years.

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Dump the New Year’s Resolutions & Do These 3 R’s Instead!

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We’re almost a week into the new year and most people have already given up on their resolutions. Exercise and/or health related goals are at the top of most people’s resolutions and they are usually never met because of 1 of 2 reasons: they are too general or they are not realistic.

To set yourself up for success this year, I want you to throw out what you’ve already written out and try again right here, right now with the following 3 R’s.

For the sake of simplicity, I’m going to use exercise as an example, but you should be able to use this for all of your resolutions/goals this year.

Many people jump into the new year by saying they will “exercise more” or “work out 30 minutes, 3-5 times a week.” While this is a fabulous goal to try and get to, if you haven’t exercised in the last 6 months or so, you’re going to be overwhelmed by the time you need to put into your schedule, the possible DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), and just how tired or sick you might feel mid work out because you haven’t done it in so long.

Here’s how to approach it instead:

Realistic: Create REALISTIC goals. If you haven’t worked out in a while, you don’t need to jump into 30 minutes, 3-5 times a week. Start small and change the goals as you succeed. For some of you that may mean just 5-15 minutes, 3-5 times a week. For others it will be as simple as taking a family walk every evening after dinner. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just realistic and doable. When you meet your goal decide if you’re ready to increase it.

Reward: The next big thing with goal setting that my mentor taught me is to REWARD yourself! It’s no fun to accomplish a goal and not feel the reward, it doesn’t make your brain want to try again! Make sure your goals are proportional to the goals you set. Say you initially thought you would try working out again after you got a new pair of shoes or yoga mat. Instead, create your small goal and give yourself a small reward – even if it’s a simple as a yoga mat! The new wardrobe will be needed as a reward when you hit the bigger goal, I promise! So here’s the deal – create the realistic goal – set up the proportional reward – meet the realistic goal – REWARD YOURSELF! And – FEEL THE REWARD! Make sure all your cells know what it feels like to be successful so you can and want to do it again.

Restart: Now that you’ve met your goal you get to RESTART, make it just a little bit bigger and the reward a little bit better. Continue to do this and you’ll eventually get to your big goal. There is not rush to get to the final result and I promise your body appreciates the time you gave it to adapt to all the changes. Here’s another thing – if you didn’t make your goal. It’s totally okay. RESTART and do it again the next week with the same reward. The good thing about the New Year is that it’s just an over glorified Monday morning! That means you have 51 more of them this year!

There you have it be REALISTIC, REWARD yourself, and RESTART the process! Your keys to success in reaching your goals this year!

Leave a comment below with one of your first goals and how you’ll be rewarding yourself!

Motion: Spotlight on Mass Suit

MASS Suit is the world’s breakthrough patented wearable tool that caters to the masses. The Suit is designed to minimize injuries and maximize the benefit to the body, targeting muscles groups to ultimately provide faster fitness results in less time. Each movement the body makes, it works against the resistance bands, providing full body muscle strengthening that enhance and increase.

PROS:

  • One size fits all
  • Can travel with it.
  • Increases speed, explosion, power, strength, core strength, balance and agility.
  • Used for Athletics, therapeutic and special needs.  
  • Can be used with any fitness routine to intensify it
  • Can be used in the pool or on a bike

CONS:

  • Hard workout
  • Keeps pushing you to work harder
  • Have to read the directions for use at least one time to put it on
  • Not made for the weak

ACTIVITY BEST FOR:
The type of person that would be ideal for utilizing the MASS Suit are people who are serious about getting fit. People who really want to lose weight and get toned. Athletes who want to become the best and increase their performance levels in shorter time. People who have hip, knee, foot injuries and want to take away pain. Great for all athletes and military training. People who want a serious workout but only have 20-30 minutes to exercise. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Jesse Nicassio was a former professional athlete in the NFL. He was mentored under Legendary UFC fighter Bas Rutten in Mixed Martial Arts. He is a 3rd generation inventor and a fitness enthusiast.

Phone: 818-865-9922
Email: jesse@MassSuit.com
Website: www.JukePerformance.com
 

Your Home, Your Haven - Finding Your Local Workout Space

We know we should eat better, meditate, rest more and get more exercise to achieve an optimal state of being. Something has to give, or does it?

Often we can get in a few of these things to feel like we are living a healthier lifestyle but truth be told exercise often falls to the wayside when you don’t have a place to implement your  routine.

We don’t associate our homes with working out because this is where we regenerate and escape to. We all want our homes to be a place of rest and of course look nice when we have family and friends over.

Can we find our workout space without taking away from the esthetic harmony of our homes? The answer is yes, we can. 

First assess your space. Do you have an extra room to convert to a wellness room? Do you have a 2 or 3 car garage? If so, can you convert one side of the garage? Are you looking at just using a corner somewhere in your house? Or do you have a bonus room attached or detached?

Ultimately organization is the key to a happy space. Use mats that you can clean and natural elements to enhance your space.

Customize your workout gear to fit the type of person you are and what you are comfortable with. Organize your space with racks, baskets or bins. And always have some sort of antibacterial wipes to wipe down equipment and mats. And if you are only able to use a corner of your house, buy a screen to mask that corner.

If you absolutely can’t find a space in your home then consider a local gym or venturing out to our beautiful parks where you can walk, bike, play with the kids or bring your workout mat for yoga.

The Conejo Valley and surrounding areas are filled with beautiful parks and outdoor adventures. Enjoy your life and stay healthy my friends.

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About the Author:

Aleksandra is a native to the area and familiar to the particular needs of the community. Aleks believes that every individual is as unique as the homes they live in. Ultimately a house is not a home until you find the right one. Aleks has worked in the real estate industry since 1999 and has found that integrity is the main ingredient to any successful real estate relationship. She is an E-pro specialist as well as being an International Presidents Circle award winner. Whether you are moving across town or across country, let her HUNT for YOUR dream home. She is your Home HUNTing specialist!

Phone: 818-451-9029
Email: Hunt4Homes@Dilbeck.com
Website: aleksandrahunt.dilbeck.com