Tap into your healthiest you with holistic health practitioner Jen Broyles
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.
Essential oils. My yorkie, Baxter. Time at the beach. Coffee. Dark chocolate.
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.
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.
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.
No self-judgement. Just allow yourself to be in the moment.
I've been saying this one recently: "I release control and surrender to the flow of love that will heal me."
I was a dancer in the 1996 Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics in my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.