Depression & Anxiety, Drugs

I Was So Saddened today!

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Today I went to the Shoppers Drug Mart website to look for something and I saw this picture. I was astounded at this number! Two Hundred and Forty Three tons of medication that was brought back, as in unused, expired or discarded for whatever reason. Why I was so shocked is that this is just the number that was brought back! Imagine then how much is consumed by people?

I am not against medication by any means, it has a purpose and a place and is an important part of health and wellness care, but I was instantly jolted into how big this industry really is and saddened that there are so many people on all of these medications. Something is wrong with this picture. I am sure you would agree, that life should not be this way!

I googled  and 243 tonnes is 486,000 pounds of meds! OMG! And this is just in Canada I am assuming.

I will continue to do my part to help people learn natural ways to add more nutrition, more JOY, more nature, more laughter, and more healthy additions into their lives so they can improve their health and peace of mind in a way more so the way nature intended it to be.

The link mentioned above also stated that 375,000 Canadian teens have abused
prescription drugs and 55% got them from a home!   If we can get people healthier with less emphasis on prescription drugs, can you see the impact it would have on our children also?

Let’s all do our part by continuing to work on improving our personal health and leading the way for our children and the future children of the world.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Life Coach who believes in the power of nature and in laughter as medicine.  She encourages her clients to make small and manageable life changes to enhance their physical health, emotional health and spiritual well-being.

 

Vitamins for the Body, Vitamins for the Mind, Vitamins for the Spirit

Healing Though Your Story

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“If you own the story you get to write the ending.”
Brene Brown

When it comes to our health, a big key, to personal healthy empowerment is in realizing
1) there is always HOPE and
2) WE are a key proponent in our own health care

As Brene Brown’s quote states ‘you get to write the ending’. As a Life Coach and Nutritionist, I hear often people telling a story about their health that would be better left untold, if truth be told. 🙂 It is easy when in pain or suffering, to lose hope and to tell a story that stems from the pain and hopelessness.

If you are suffering, I encourage you to start sharing a new story and envisioning your own happy ending. Some useful phrases might be:

. Everyday my body is getting stronger
. Everyday new research is happening and helping with healing
. In the past I was very sick, but now I am getting better and stronger everyday!
. I believe in miracles and know that I am deserving of one
. I love my body and am showing my body through supporting it to support me!
. My body is always working for my highest good even though I don’t understand it all

These are just a few ideas to add to you daily ‘story’. I would love to hear the ones that you come up with.

MaggieHolbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who focuses on helping people to have more JOY in their lives. She also works with the physical body and brain to assist in determining toxic heavy metal loads and safe removal as well as liver health which can be an underlying culprit in many health areas such as weight gain, blood pressure issues, digestive health, brain fog, and more.