Stay Healthy: One Expensive Truth Can Set You Free

In order to have a frank and honest discussion about personal healthcare, five axioms need to be understood: 1) Our state of health is our responsibility and choice. 2) Beyond healthy genetic endowments, there are no shortcuts to being healthy. 3) We need to want to be healthy. 4) We need to have some degree of belief that we can do something about it. 5) And finally, we need to know that our environments are often laden with toxicity. There is both toxicity from individuals causing undue stress, and from harmful chemicals in our air, food, and water that are sabotaging our health.

Julie, a 52-year-old female with a relatively healthy lifestyle and support system, sought holistic evaluation because she noticed her hair wasn’t as thick as it used to be, and she felt somewhat lackluster. She became a little defensive about paying out of pocket for having labs drawn in order to determine whether there was a micronutrient or hormonal imbalance. However, insurance only pays for 11th-hour medicine. Meaning, it supports reimbursable procedures, diagnostic tests, and medications when the physician is treating a disease. There are no payable diagnostic codes for a holistic, prophylactic approach.

As part of our Personal Restart protocol, we complete an extensive questionnaire and lengthy interview with our clients. With Julie, we found out that she lived in her house while it was being renovated. She had recently adopted two young toddlers. Naturally, she needed to be healthy for them. Though she loved her children, the change in itself was a source of constant stress, and living in one’s household when undergoing renovations is stressful enough, in multiple ways.

Among other things, chemicals off-gassing from the new carpet, paint, and glue were taking a toll on her thyroid. This explained why she noticed her hair thinning. She was also extremely low in Vitamin D. This was primarily due to her 40-hour week at her desk job and preferring to stay inside in order to avoid Florida’s infamous no-see-ums. Vitamin D is like a hormone, in that it supports our immune system and mental status. This explains why she felt lackluster.

Julie is a young 52 year old but was feeling old due to constantly breathing in toxic air. With Florida’s heat, most of us don’t leave our doors or windows open, despite that VOC, or volatile organic compound, concentrations are significantly higher indoors than out, according to the EPA. So, this terrible toxic air is continuously recirculating and supplying us with our oxygen intake.  

Julie was shocked when we helped her find an air purifier that handles all VOCs. This too, was an expense she hadn’t anticipated, but now knowing what she learned, she decided to take action. She was willing. House plants are another great way to clean your inside air.

Julie was smart in that she called and made an appointment. She took responsibility for her own health, and after being educated, made many sustainable decisions in the best interest of herself and her family. If you are not taking any responsibility for your choices and activities, in physical, emotional and spiritual realms, you cannot blame the system for your bad or declining state of health.

About Veronica Nabizadeh

Introducing Healing Health Coach Veronica Nabizadeh For your Personal Restart Our military life exposed me to many deeply rooted cultures and traditions, which cultivated our family values. I experienced life in various cities in Germany, Korea and Italy before living in the U.S. At an early age, I learned how to pack up and restart somewhere new. It was refreshing to re-invent myself, always hoping to do things better and with more ease. I was born in a scantily populated German town called Landstuhl. My father became an American citizen by enlisting in the Army and we lived in Europe for most of my young adult life. I am the second of four children and am proud to be a first-generation American of Mexican heritage. Today, I'm a devoted wife of 18 years and mom to my seven year-old-princess. While I am a Florida licensed attorney, I have always had the privilege of working with my husband in our medical practice. I've had the opportunity to study life and relationship coaching with Tony Robbins and Strategic Intervention and am a Master Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the Catalyst Coaching Institute. It's easy to renew oneself with the added benefit of youth, change of environment, living under the roof of one's parents and without the bumps and bruises suffered due to life's lessons. We were invincible, indestructible as young individuals. Getting old, feeling old was off the radar. As an adult however, It's so easy to find oneself in a rut. We've paid our dumb taxes (not related to IRS) and suffered through the lessons that life has presented to us. Some of those lessons, being repeats. In a non-sustainable way, we fixed our ideas, shaped our viewpoints, limited our beliefs and all of this negatively impacted the health of our bodies. We start feeling old before our time. Well, on one fine day, I found myself in the fast lane of a downward spiral. I had inadvertently and unequivocally formed a very nice rut for myself and I decided I needed to get out. Pronto. This is the basis for the creation of Personal Restart, a lifestyle and medical wellness practice that helps people do exactly that: Restart. We help people restart their lives through the use of cutting edge coaching practices and state of the art medical science. I have had a personal restart and feel that my life is spiraling up. I believe that everyone has the ability to look and feel their best through self-love, self-healing and self-reliance. Everyone deserves to have their hormones balanced, their energy restored and their limited beliefs replaced by the truth. I'm a self-taught herbalist and aromatherapist, practicing kitchen witchery at home for my family and friends. My kitchen is my favorite place in my home. I love making my own infusions, tinctures and body lotions and filling my medicine cabinet with workable natural products that I've created. Cooking for my family gives me so much joy. I've learned how to prepare healthy noninflammatory meals by fusing Persian and Mexican cuisines. My dream is to gently awaken the powerful spirit in all of us, helping us heal from the inside out, and experience the gift of living through health, gratitude, and forgiveness. It is an honor to write health and wellness articles for EU Jacksonville and it is my hope to share and spread my knowledge of how to do and be your best because it can be done if you so desire. If you want a personal restart, please call us at Personal Restart, 904-565-1001.