Tap into your healthiest you with holistic health practitioner Jen Broyles

Mar 16 2020

At a time when the world (and our minds) could all use a greater sense of calm and overall well-being, we turned to Jen Broyles — the Dallas-based holistic health practitioner who helps people optimize their health naturally. We first met Jen during an essential oils workshop at Market by Macy's, where she taught us all about the healing powers of different natural oils. She has since become one of our go-tos for wellness info, from healthy eating habits and nutrition to meditation tips and breathwork. As an expert at helping improve physical and mental health through natural practices and habits, Jen encapsulates all that is good about self-care: She makes wellness simple and accessible for all — and teaches with a super positive attitude. Here, we get to know Jen a bit better — and pick her brain on ways we can easily tap into our healthiest selves.

Q.
Where is home for you?
A.

I live in Bluffview, which is in the heart of Dallas. My home away from home is Encinitas, California, where I get to enjoy lots of sun and beach time.

Q.
Great obsessions?
A.

Essential oils. My yorkie, Baxter. Time at the beach. Coffee. Dark chocolate.

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How did you become involved with holistic healing?
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I became passionate about holistic health through navigating my own personal health challenges. I experienced chronic digestive issues, anxiety and hormone imbalances for years, and it was significantly affecting my quality of life.

Conventional medicine didn't offer helpful solutions. I ended up leaving my career in pharmaceutical sales and returning to school to study holistic nutrition and train with integrative medicine practitioners.

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When it comes to improving our overall wellness, what are three easy things we all can incorporate into our daily lives?
A.

Eat clean, whole food. Limit the processed food, sugar, and artificial sweeteners.

Incorporate stress-reduction techniques like breathwork, meditation, journaling, prayer and yoga.

Look to using natural remedies like essential oils.

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Why is breathwork so important for helping to destress?
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When you slow your breath and extend your exhales, you activate the parasympathetic nervous system. This is your rest, relax and digest state. Your body and mind switch from survival mode (fight or flight) into a calm state of relaxation. This has a profound effect on reducing stress and anxiety.

As you slow your breathing and breathe in a rhythmic pattern, you go into heart coherence. Your breath is no longer erratic. Erratic breathing leads to erratic thoughts and anxiety. When you slow your breath and breathe in a coherent rhythm then you achieve heart coherence, lower stress levels and a calm mind.

Q.
You also coach people on nutrition, do you have any go-to sources for healthy recipes?
Q.
Any tips for first-time meditators?
A.

No self-judgement. Just allow yourself to be in the moment.

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Which essential oils do you use on a regular basis?
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Frankincense for cellular health, immune support, and anti-aging. doTERRA OnGuard blend for immune support. doTERRA Adaptiv calming blend for stress relief. doTERRA DigestZen digestive blend for gut health.

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Where do you go to unwind and destress?
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Walks in my neighborhood or parks. Meditation room in my home. Meditation studios like The Refuge or Breathe.

Q.
Mantra you live your life by?
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I've been saying this one recently: "I release control and surrender to the flow of love that will heal me."

Q.
Fun fact we can’t google about you?
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I was a dancer in the 1996 Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics in my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

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