A Journey in Self-Care to Live and Age Well with Food, Sleep & Sound as Medicine

A Journey in Self-Care to Live and Age Well with Food, Sleep & Sound as Medicine

by Karen Eddings


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Throughout her forty-five years as a registered nurse,

author Karen Eddings has seen up close how our traditional health care system has changed into a sick care system. Her mission, as well as that of many other advocates for reform discussed in this book, aims to bring health back in health care by emphasizing self-care through the body’s innate power to heal itself with nutrition, movement, self-awareness, sound, sleep and more. Self-care is health care.

Karen has dedicated much of her life to researching, experiencing, and teaching holistic nutrition, yoga, medical chi-gong, breath and mindfulness, iridology, reflexology, biofeedback, and sound as therapies for wellness. Karen’s passion for health and deep knowledge of healing shines through every topic. In her book, Karen explains how our minds and bodies are created to heal themselves through self-care, self-regulation, nourishing foods, emotional freedom, and movement. She shares how we can harness our mental and emotional health and the “gut-brain connection” through the healing power of sound, restorative sleep, mindfulness, and connections with the earth.

Aging is inevitable, but sickness and disease are not. The research, recipes, reflections, and exercises included inside provide you with the tools to both live and age well by nurturing a flexible relationship with your own physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.

People from all walks of life can benefit from Karen’s book which includes:

Her journey from “sickness” to wellness.

Clear descriptions of the science behind ancient lifestyle practices.

Explanations about the emerging field of epigenetics and how our lifestyle choices influence our genes to foster either health or disease.

Reasons why and therapies to nourish our cells for living long and well.

Why and how living in rhythm with your circadian biology is your key to healthy aging.

This book also has instructive sections on how to use food as medicine and creating a wellness kitchen; the science of why accessing your energy molecules, ketones, will help you live and age well with a vegetarian lifestyle; and wellness practices for your pet and the planet. Plus…why and how to use CBD for you and/or your pet.

Whether you need a total lifestyle-makeover or just a few changes to help you feel better, A Journey in Self-Care offers the wisdom, insight, and tried-and-true practices that you need to both live and age well.

In 1903 Thomas Edison was concerned about the healthcare of his time stated: “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

The author maintains a busy practice as a lifestyle medicine coach, empowering both people and pets to be abundant in their energy. She lives quietly in Vermont with her dogs and cats alongside the magnificent White River.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578526638
Publisher: Wellness
Publication date: 02/28/2020
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

What Is Wellness? 1

Welcome to a Journey in Self-Care 3

My Journey 11

Our Declining Health 17

Cell Wisdom 21

Where Our Health or Disease Originates 21

Self-Awareness: From Cell to Self 24

What Is Important to Know About

Caring for Our Cells 25

Sparking The Energy Within To Live & Age Well 29

The Mitochondria 29

Glucose & Insulin 32

Healthy Fats & Ketones 36

The Power of Fasting for Optimal Cell Health: AUTOPHAGY 41

Health or Disease Begins In the Gut 57

Debunking Mythology: Pro-biotics Cannot

Re-Inoculate the Gut 62

The Gut-Brain Axis 64

Two Gut-Healing Recipes: 68

Yoga & Medical Chi-gong 71

Chi-gong is Medicine in Motion 73

Breath Awareness aka Conscious Breathing 75

Mindfulness: Medicine of the Moment 81

Energetic Vital Signs: Gateway to Life’s Answers 89

Applied Kinesiology & Energy Testing 89

Sound Medicine 95

What is Sound Medicine

and the Benefits? 95

Emotional/Physical Sound Therapy 103

Sleep: The Best Medicine 113

Getting A Good Night’s Sleep 114

Our Circadian Rhythm 117

The Pineal Gland 124

Sleep Hygiene 125

Reflexology 129

Zone Reflexology 129

Thai Reflexology 132

Earthing: A Natural Treatment Table 135

Final Thoughts For Your Journey In Self-Care 143

To Live and Age Well 155

Giving Thanks 159

Disclaimer 161

Appendix A: Ketones & Nutritional Ketosis 163

Appendix B: Food As Medicine & Creating Your Wellness Kitchen 187

Appendix C: Partnering with Your Animal to Live and Age Well &

for a Healthy Planet; CBD for You and/or Your Pets

Endocannabinoid System

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