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How To Love Yourself More So You Can Take Care Of You

by | Nov 10, 2021 | Blog, Mind/Body | 0 comments

You may know what you need to do, but do you do it? Really? Let’s talk about what may be getting in the way of taking care of you.

When I first began my intuitive integrative family practice, I asked my mother to help me manage it. She was always surprised when my patients didn’t follow the therapeutic plan that we laid out for them. One day she got a call from one patient who apologized for not coming in on time, and not doing what she needed to do to heal. My mom said something to her that really stuck with me. She said, “When are you going to love yourself enough to take care of you?” And I realized that helping my patients get their hormones balanced, healing their hypothalamus, getting their diets cleaned up, getting them on a good sleep and activity regimen wasn’t enough, if they had a mindset that was getting in the way.

Women especially tend to put themselves last. Yet even when you get on an airplane, the flight attendant tells you to secure your oxygen mask before helping others. I believe loving yourself enough to take care of you is key to healing.

A few years ago, a young woman consulted with me.

She really wanted to lose about fifty pounds. I was even more concerned about her high body fat composition contributing to dangerous metabolic syndrome. Yet I sensed that she was not ready to heal yet. I dug in anyhow and found the root of her weight issue was a hypothalamic-pituitary miscommunication that kept her metabolism low so that practically everything she ate was stored as fat. Her blood work revealed insulin resistance, so I prescribed an insulin resistant diet and my simple HIT exercise, just fifteen minutes three times a week so she could fit it into her busy life. Plus I recommended some natural supplements to enhance her cellular sensitivity to insulin to support her fat loss and help raise her metabolism. Then she kind of fell off the bandwagon.

She came back earlier the next year and admitted she did not follow through. But she wanted to start again and asked for help implementing her health recovery plan. Now she was ready to deal with the deeper psycho-spiritual roots of why she sabotaged herself. So we did some soul searching, focusing on the early imprinting she experienced in childhood. While her mother fed her a sugar laden diet that led to prepubescent obesity the key was that my patient was unconsciously mimicking her mother’s hatred for her own body.

She did not know how to love herself enough to take care of her.

So, we went back to a clear image of her a little girl and encouraged her to mother that little girl with lots of love, attention, play and nourishing foods. When my patients start to support their hypothalamus with Genesis Gold®, they start to crave the things they need including more nutritious foods, more activity, more sleep and even more hugs, deepening their relationships, more time to be creative, more alone time. That’s because your hypothalamus is the gateway to your subconscious so anything that’s been out of balance gets revealed and your hypothalamus begins directing your behaviors towards healing instead of self sabotage.

I also plugged this patient into my Hormone Healing Circle

A special community that really helped her stay focused and love herself enough to do what she needed to do to get healthy. Because it takes a village to raise a child.

This patient allowed the Hormone Healing Circle to help her parent herself with compassionate support. When she was feeling challenged and reached for cookies to comfort herself like her mother did when she was little, she brought her concerns to the group. And they were there for her in healthy uplifting ways. She’s no longer alone on her healing journey. And she has finally started losing weight and is keeping it off!

If you would like to know more, check out our Hormone Healing Circle!

About the Author - Deborah Maragopolous FNP

Known as the Hormone Queen®️, I’ve made it my mission to help everyone – no matter their age – balance their hormones, and live the energy and joy their DNA and true destiny desires. See more about me my story here…

     

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