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How Healthy Are You Actually? Here’s How To Find Out…

How healthy are you, really?

I know…you feel pretty decent most days, you see your doctor 1-2 times a year, and you have a couple medications that you take on the regular.

Maybe you have a few aches and pains, some sinus issues, or you’re tired a lot of the time…but everyone has that, right? We just have to suck it up I guess. At least that’s what we’re made to believe. Let me tell you – NONE OF THIS IS TRUE!

Learn more by watching this short video…

I’m here to let you know that a lot of these chronic symptoms that we have or cope with each day, are all symptoms of a greater problem. It’s a sign that our body isn’t right. There’s issues in our bodies that need to be addressed.

These symptoms can be very subtle in the beginning but over time it can have a huge impact for the worse.

Because of what we’re told and are made to believe, we start to believe that all of these things are normal and there’s no real solutions. It’s just part of life!

Our body has the tendency to cope really well for a while but then at some point there’s no more biochemical give to cope. That’s usually the time we end up in an emergency room, the doctor’s office, or with a new diagnosis and medication.

One great thing that we functional medicine physicians have that your doctor may not is a medical symptoms questionnaire. It will point out areas of your life and body that are struggling. As a functional medicine physician, this is a tool that I use often in order to evaluate where a client is at on the health-illness spectrum.

I prefer to use natural means to improve the body’s processes, and in finding health and wellness.

I want to challenge you today to take a real look at how healthy you actually are.

Comment below or contact me and I’ll send you this questionnaire for free. As well, book a complimentary call with me so that we can get you on the right path to wellness. Book here – bit.ly/HowHealthyAreYouActually

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Is Crohn’s Disease Or Ulcerative Colitis Taking Over Your Life? It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way & Here’s Why…

Have you been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis, but not yet had surgery? Do you have pain every day of your life or many times during the week that are uncontrolled? Do you even have to cancel plans with friends and family because your symptoms are so bad?

If you continue down this path of illness, you’re 10 times more likely to develop colon cancer. You’re more likely to develop multiple autoimmune diseases. You can develop fistulas and infections that affect your whole body. These are all facts of life, among many more, for people with Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis.

It SHOULD NOT be that way!

To learn more, check out this short video…

My name is Dr. Christina Campbell and I’m here to tell you that there’s hope. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 12 years old. From there I began my health journey. I was told this would be a disease I would have for the rest of my life. I was told I would be in pain for the rest of my life. I was told that I would likely be unable to have children because of the inflammation. I was told a lot of things.

These things don’t have to be true.

I began to have less pain, more energy, and felt healthier and happier. 

I rarely ever have pain anymore. I’m able to do so much more in my life, without having to maneuver around it because of my condition.

I found functional medicine where we really get to the root cause of your health issues. Not everyone who has Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative colitis will have the same symptoms or root causes. That’s why it’s so important to look at a person individually. Everyone’s different.

If you are ready to put your health first and learn more about improving your symptoms and gaining back energy, then please book a call with me for a complimentary consultation – bit.ly/CallDrCampbell 

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Lifestyle Tips and Tricks

Gratitude creates joy in the chaos

THESE ARE STRESSFUL TIMES

Life during the COVID-19 pandemic

These are stressful times! The kids are all home and schooling from home in an online format. Most likely one or more parents is home under the quarantine mandate and not working. But the bills keep coming in. We are restricted from leaving our homes unless absolutely necessary. We have elderly parents we cannot visit who are now isolated and on their own and we worry about their welfare.

Financial strain, sudden home-schooling, couped up together in the house with no idea when this might end. Spring travel plans are on hold. And what about summer!? Summer normally spent as lazy days by the pool with the smell of sunscreen and burgers and the sounds of laughing and camaraderie may instead be spent carting kids to school. This decision rests in the hands of the school board and governance but leaves you reeling. Worse yet you may even be wondering if you will have enough toilette paper by the end of the day!

COVID-19 has been a scary and stressful event in our world’s and our nation’s history. It’s all you hear about on the radio and TV. Stress effects our health and in a time when we need to be boosting our immune systems, being stressed out is not ideal! So what can we do!??

Here are my top 5 tips on stress control

UnPlug!

1.) Turn off the TV, Radio, social media–take a break from screens and devices. Taking time to be quiet is important for not only our stress levels but also for our brain. Our brains are not meant to be “on” all day taking in information. They are meant to take long periods of rest and quiet. I am not saying to be ignorant of what is happening, but choose an hour or less a day to use as your time to catch up on news and then shut everything off.

Take a Screen and Media Break!

Choose Gratitude!

Mindset determines your emotions

2.) Gratitude Journal–take time every evening to write in a gratitude journal what you are grateful for that day. On the tougher days, you will have to dig deep, but there is always something to be grateful for. Living in a mindet of gratitude rather than stress and worry will make all the difference in your health and mental wellbeing. It will help you find joy in the chaos.

Get Good Sleep

Sleep is important for all body systems

3.) Sleep-Getting high quality sleep is as important as getting enough sleep. You can help your body do this by avoiding screens, devices, and bright lights for 2 hours before bed.

Your last meal should be at least 2-3 hours before bed. Nighttime is your body’s time to detoxifying and recover which cannot occur if the body is too busy digesting and metabolizing food.

Having good sleep hygiene is super important. What does this mean? It means following natural circadian rhythms and creating a regular routine. Accordingly, you should awake and get up with the sunrise and wind down and head to bed an hour or two after sunset. You should have a regular before-bed routine that signals your body it is time to wind down for sleep. For instance, this routine could be washing your face, brushing your teeth, using an essential oil like Lavender or Cedarwood in your face cream, and writing in your gratitude journal in low light before lights out. It doesn’t matter what the routine, it just needs to work for you. Have fun with it and get creative. In the end, doing the same thing nightly will help signal your body to become sleepy.

Get Moving!

4.) Exercise-Moving your body is a natural response to the fight or flight response and is a great way to deal with anxiety. It has the added benefits of improved sleep, improved circulation and cardiovascular health, increased energy, and improved mood through natural endorphin release.

Go Back To Nature

5.) Get outside!-Get out in the fresh air and sunlight. Kick off your shoes and get your feet onto the earth! There are numerous benefits of sunlight, grounding, and fresh air documented in scientific literature. Try it and see how amazing you feel!

Kick off your shoes and frolic in the daisies

What Do I Do If These Top 5 Tips Are Not Enough?

Call Me!

It may be time to find out if something else is contributing to your difficult emotions. Let’s address the root cause of your symptoms together. For instance, utilizing natural interventions such as plant-based therapies, breath work, and emotional reset can be very powerful. Additionally, there are many plant based products that can help gently improve your mood and decrease anxiety levels.

At the top of my list of plant-based interventions is CBD from Hemp. Essential oils are another path many choose to try. There are also herbal teas and homeopathy supplements and many other options that can help. However, every person is different and what they respond to is different. This is often related to the root cause of their symptoms. Consequently, if you have tried all of the above methods, and you are still struggling, reach out to schedule a consult with me. I welcome the opportunity to create a personalized plan for you to improve your life!