The THREE Reasons We Get Sick & Why It’s a Good Sign

Do you become upset when you get sick or begin to feel ill?

Ever get headaches, migraines, upset stomach or depression?  Or how about debilitating backaches, panic attacks or even cancer?  I personally have suffered with all of these except cancer and what I’ve discovered is something very interesting.

Disease comes from just one of three places.  Yup.  That’s right.  In most cases, if we honestly think about our steps leading up to an illness, we can pinpoint where or why we began to feel sick.

For example, when I was a young child my parents took me with them everywhere.  Shopping, siblings sporting events, church functions, to visit family and so much more.  And at least a few times per month (if not more) I would get sick.

I started with a stomach ache followed by other symptoms depending upon how exhausted I had become.

To this day, if I do too much stuff I get run down.  Now I realize you may not have the same experience.  And for this I am so very happy.  This is because each body is different.  Some people can tolerate more activity because they have a stronger energy field or genetic makeup.

For people like me who are incredibly intuitive and operate as empaths’, we must be mindful and protective of our energy staying in balance and maintaining our centers.

But let me get back to my original concept that sickness is a good sign and that it originates from one to three places.

Now before you start to argue with me I’d like you to just read without judgment.  And by the end of this post I think you’ll see why sickness is a sign that holds the power to support your Soul’s highest purpose helping to get your body and mind well again.

So, why do we get sick?  The answer is quite simple.

It’s because something we’ve done on some level created an imbalance.  Eating or drinking things that are not good for us or eating too much of something is the first and most obvious culprit.  (It’s the easy one to figure out but probably the hardest to change.)


Before I share with you the other two reasons for getting sick, I’d like you to think of the most joyful time of your life.  See it in your minds eye and notice how your body feels.  Now imagine if you walked around feeling that way each and every day!  I’ve actually done this and I can tell you it creates a very magical way of living.

This vibrational energy is pure potential and I want you to remember this.

Now let’s take a very brief moment to think of the worst thing that could happen to you or a loved one.  STOP.  Notice how your energy just dropped.  Maybe you even feel sick or depressed in this very moment.  This is because your vibration shifted into a zone where sickness is more apt to begin.

Before I tell you the third reason we get sick let me recap.

Food is probably the number one reason we get sick.  Second, our thoughts make us sick as well by changing our vibration to either support our health or hinder it.

The third reason we get sick is probably my favorite and the most powerful one.

Here it is:  Your SOUL is trying to communicate with you.

I know there’s alot of research to backup my first two reasons.  The third is a bit more controversial.  Here’s my reasoning for why illness could be a sign that your Soul is trying to communicate with you.

Your Soul is housed within your body.  It is tied and intertwined to forces that go beyond most people’s ability to comprehend.  When we are on the wrong path, our Soul will do what it must to get our attention.  And this includes sickness.

The bottom line is this:  When you begin to feel ill look at what you’re eating, what you’re thinking and if you’re living the life God, Spirit or the Universe has planned for you.

And when you aren’t able to do this on your own, seek guidance from someone you trust who has the ability to guide you.

Six Health Related Reasons for Weight Gain & One Thing to Solve It

Six Health Related Reasons for Weight Gain & One Thing to Solve It

The majority of people are overweight or struggling with some sort of health issue that seems impossible to solve.

We cut back on calories, try to eat clean, cut back on fast food and still many people can’t lose the weight they’d love to or need to in order to feel better.

Recently I wrote an article on Mindset and stated that losing weight is all about mindset.  And it is….for some people.

If you’re like me, once my mindset couldn’t get me to a place where the changes I knew I needed to make created the results I wanted (ie..weight loss!) I had to look deeper into the root cause.

Here are six health related reasons for weight gain that could be at the root of your weight struggles.


If you are taking an anti-depressant aimed at improving your mood and appetite, then weight gain will likely be on the long list of potential side effects.  And if your depression symptoms worsen or go untreated, weight gain can also occur due to stress on the body.

Lack of Sleep

When your body is robbed of ZZZZZ’s it needs to find energy somewhere.  The easiest place to find the needed energy is found in fast, convenient foods and late night snacking.  And because sleep is needed to maintain healthy biochemical balance in the body, if you’re sleep deprived you are more likely to experience an increase in appetite for starchy, fatty and sugary foods.


This disease occurs when the thyroid becomes underactive or fatigues entirely (meaning it stops producing adequate thyroid hormone.)  As a result your metabolism will decrease leading to a high risk of packing on pounds for no apparent reason.  However, the associated symptoms of hypothyroidism- which include fatigue, depression and coldness in the extremities – may lead you to believe that something isn’t quite right.

Cushing’s Syndrome

Cortisol ( the fight or flight hormone) is usually emitted during times of extreme stress or trauma.  However, people with Custing’s syndrome emit elevated levels of cortisol constantly – or have been prescribed oral corticosteroid meds for conditions like arthritis and lupus.  Prolonged exposure to high levels of cortisol will eventually lead to a condition known as hypercortisolism, which causes weight gain, particularly around the face, neck, and waist.  Other symptoms of Cushings syndrome include dark purple stretch marks, bone loss, and high blood pressure.

Other Medications

Many types of prescription drugs can cause unexplained weight gain.  Steroid-type meds (such as prednisone) often lead to excess water retention in areas of the face or abdomen.  Drugs prescribed for migraines, diabetes, and seizures may cause weight gain or increase mood and appetite once the treatment begins working.


Cortisol is again at work here.  Cortisol is known as the stress hormone.  When you feel stressed out or not in control, eating is one way to gain control back.  And while the cortisol hormone does not cause hunger, it’s what youreach for that matters.  Most of us will go for convenience and comfort foods that are full of refined carbs, sugars and trans fats that quickly calm us during times of high anxiety.

Before you begin to feel completely helpless, let me put you at ease.  The six health related reasons for weight gain no longer need to be a burden to you.  In my decade long journey to create natural health and unbelievable happiness I’ve gone through am amazing transformation.

And I’ve discovered what works and what doesn’t.  In my book Windows of Awareness: A Spiritual Guide to End Emotional Eating…and Live the Life of Your Dreams I mention that the belly has it’s own brain.

In fact, the belly brain has more neurotransmitters and serotonin than the brain in your head!

I’m not going to get into the science of it because even if you know the science, experience is what will create your needed sustained change to drop the weight and ultimately help you to mend and even solve those health problems I listed above, for good!

The one thing I’m talking about is Probiotics.  Now not any old brand will do.  And if you have certain types of health issues, then you’ll want some other very specific things to go with your probiotics.

To learn how to buy the right probiotic let’s chat for 15 minutes and you’ll discover what will work best for your unique needs.

Then if you need more help, email me at




Why Weight Loss Is All About Your Mindset

Why Weight Loss Is All About Your Mindset

Weight loss is unlike any other endeavor. The things that people have to go through to lose weight are more drastic than what they would have to go through to change other features of their physical appearance.

Many of the other dietary conditions are easy to fix and simply require one or two changes, like a low sodium diet, or cutting out gassy foods.

Unlike other dietary conditions like IBS or GERD, changing your diet to lose weight takes a significant mental element. Tons of plans, groups, shakes, supplements, and ideas surround weight loss. It can be overwhelming. When treating a dietary condition like GERD cutting out acidic foods and taking an antacid will produce immediate results. When you reduce your caloric intake, you don’t get those same results.

Don’t Expect Instant Results

People gained weight over a long period of time. If their weight is extremely high, it has taken them decades to get to their weight. For some reason, people get a mindset that their weight loss will be instant. Web M.D. tells that healthy weight loss is about 1-2lbs a week and not the 20-30lbs. That many people have come to expect.

Realizing that you will only lose 1-2 lbs. a week from the beginning will stop you from getting frustrated and giving up. Setting the right expectation when you go into your new diet and exercise program will help ensure that you retain your motivation as time goes on.

Think It Over

With fast food drive through meals and families sitting around the TV for supper, thinking about eating isn’t something that we do. Utilizing some brain power before you dig in is something that recommends everyone does. Pausing before you decide to eat and thinking about the nutritional value or the impact on your diet and weight loss will give you the time to make an actual decision about your food choices.

Many times people do not think about their food. They automatically eat. At work, they pass the office candy dish, and they grab a handful without even realizing that they did it. Use the take 5 concept and make yourself think about your food for five minutes before you pop it in your mouth. You may decide that the morning doughnut or the evening take away is not worth it. These small decisions will lead to big differences in weight loss.

Use Your Mistakes To Learn

Often when people make mistakes on a diet, they derail their entire diet. The whole diet seems to get flushed down the toilet. You have a doughnut at the morning office meeting because you skipped breakfast. Then you have two choices.

Give up because you have “no self-control” and eat junk for the rest of the day. Repeat this mistake of not eating breakfast again and the cycle continues.

Set your mind to learn from your mistake of not eating breakfast. Eat a healthy breakfast every morning so that you can avoid the junk food at the morning office meeting.

Your mindset about your mistakes will determine how you handle setbacks, whether it is slipping on your diet or a setback on the scale. Maintaining a positive attitude will help you avoid the common motivational pitfalls that everyone suffers when on a long journey of weight loss. The Huffington Post urges its readers not to beat themselves up but to gain self-knowledge so that they can grow and learn.

No matter what big changes you are trying to make, letting your attitude get in the way of your success will only slow you down. Make sure that you show yourself patience because weight loss takes time. Thinking about food choices before you make them is the right mindset to have to succeed at your goals.

Finally, learn from your mistakes don’t let them derail your progress. If you can keep your mindset focused on these three things, you are bound for success.

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