Health Affirmations

On my crunchy journey I have discovered that a big issue I have is mindset. While I was anxiously going to doctors seeking a diagnosis I was convinced every pain was cancer and that I was going to die before 35. Once I got a diagnosis a lot of that anxiety went away, but there are still scary moments and anxieties, like when a new pain crops up, or lingers longer than it has before. Yet, while I want to track my symptoms, when I focus too much on my pain it feels much worse. On the other hand, when I decide that I am going to be healthy and happy I feel better, even if the baseline pain is essentially the same. Changing your frame of mind can make such a difference in your health! I am now working on making a habit of positive visualization.

Sometimes I repeat one image or mantra over and over again using mala beads or a rosary to help me keep track. Other times I read through a list or affirmations written out on index cards. Still other times I will listen to a guided imagery or meditation. Whatever method(s) you choose, I hope you will make time to for focused healing thoughts. Here are some general healthy affirmations to get you started.

  • My body is able to heal itself
  • My body knows how to work properly
  • I eat foods that nourish my body
  • I am able to move my body in ways that strengthen it
  • My body can do whatever I ask of it given the right tools
  • My body knows when to rest and digest
  • My immune system knows how to attack infections
  • My immune system knows not to attack myself
  • My body is whole and nourished
  • I sleep well and my body is restored each night
  • My muscles are strong and supple
  • My joints are able to move freely but safely
  • My liver and kidneys are able to cleanse my body
  • My digestive system can absorb all the nutrients my body needs
  • My lungs are clear and I can breathe easily
  • My heart is strong and efficient
  • My nervous system is clear and functions smoothly
  • I know my body is able to heal whatever illness I struggle with
  • My biome is healthy and in balance with friendly microbes who support my well-being
  • My emotions are balanced and healthy
  • I am not afraid of my emotions, nor am I controlled by them
  • My whole body, mind, emotions, environment and soul are healthy and work together for my well-being

For more information on how mindset can help heal and maintain wellness, check out these books.

Mind Over Medicine by Dr. Lissa Rankin

Self-Healing with Guided Imagery by Dr. Andrew Weil

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Simply AIP Supscription Box Review

Simply AIP is a new subscription box service specifically for the Autoimmune Paleo community. Though I am not full AIP yet (I am still baby stepping my way to complete elimination), I wanted to try out the box to see if it would be something that would help make the AIP lifestyle easier to adopt and more manageable to stick to for long enough to see results.

Overall, I really like the contents of the box. I think the tigernut butter was most exciting for me because it’s something I had never tried before and had heard good things about. Like most subscription boxes it comes with coupons for discounts on any of the products you really like, and it is a great way to sample products you might not have access to otherwise, or might not be willing to pay for full size. The only product in the May box that I wasn’t super jazzed about was the Epic Bar, as I mention in the unboxing video, I have tried Epic Bars before and I’m just not a fan of the meat and dried fruit combo. (I do love Epic Pork Rinds and Crackling though…).

For around $40 bucks I felt I got my money’s worth, enough to go ahead and keep my subscription for the June box. I am not sure I will continue to get it every month, but I was glad I tried it and I am looking forward to trying all the snacks! Stay tuned, because I will review all my favorites here on the blog.

Have you ever done a subscription box before? If so, what was your experience? Do you have another one you’d recommend I try next?

(This is not a sponsored post. Though I do use affiliate links for products I would recommend, I always purchase products out of my own pocket so that you know my review is unbiased)