Homeopathy: Your Key to Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, it’s the same old thing. We binge on sweets, booze, and rich delights throughout the holiday season, the shining beacon of the New Year’s resolution glowing in our sights just ahead. We stuff our faces with gusto for a couple of months, the turn of the calendar promising a fresh start, a break from the self-destructive cycle of gorging on cocktails and cookies.

We swear that this year, things will be different. We will finally lose the weight and get in shape for good.

It starts with a bang, full speed ahead, toward our goals of a sleek and fit body, of trimmer waistlines and less jiggly thighs. We get up at 5 for the gym, stick to oatmeal and dry toast, grilled chicken breast and salad. But the hardest part, by far, is cutting way back on indulgence foods - the very medicine we rely on to cope with the stress and chaos of life!

This momentum carries us for 4 to 6 weeks, most years. Then the dull, dreary reality of winter life sets in. By mid February, the resolve cracks a bit, just in time for those Valentine’s chocolates. We sneak a bit here and there, until, finally, over the next few weeks, we fall off the wagon for good.

Oh, dear. Here we are again.

The temptation of food, was it? Of alcohol? Our poor moral character? Maybe we were just made for a heavier body type. Why does it seem so easy for other people, yet we are doomed to backslide into the pit of misery? Miserable food, miserable health, miserable life. Why bother, we think, and dial for pizza delivery.

But what if there was a deeper reason for always defaulting to our unhealthy ways? What if eating is just a coping mechanism, our way of getting by? What if the behaviors that don't serve us are signs of a deeper energetic imbalance?

Overeating and lack of motivation to exercise are habits that have deep roots. When we are reaching for chips, wine, or chocolate, it is usually in response to stress. Whether to reward ourselves after a tough day, or to soothe anxieties and fears, these are deeply ingrained habits that most often, we can't successfully fight. Because the behaviors themselves aren't the enemy.

The real issues are these stress-based energy patterns that hold us in cycles of behavior that do not serve our highest health. Coping mechanisms gone awry, they actually keep us in limitation, preventing us from achieving our wellness goals.

So how does this happen? How do stress-based energy patterns develop?

Often in life, we go through a stressful time and need to adapt to cope with the difficulty. It could be an abusive childhood, a difficult time adjusting socially in elementary school, getting fired from a job, a car accident, a divorce, or the death of a loved one. There are countless ways in which life challenges us.

Sometimes, these events leave a permanent imprint on our being, and we approach life from that point forward AS IF THIS EVENT WERE STILL HAPPENING. Even though the difficulty has passed, we are still "coping" with it, so to speak. Many times that coping mechanism includes eating, because it is an efficient way to temporarily soothe the discomfort.

So what if there was a way to release these imbalanced energy patterns? To move through the difficult time and come into a state of balance and freedom?

There is a way, and it's called Homeopathy.

Homeopathy is a gentle stimulation to your body/mind system to release old energy patterns that are no longer serving you. It is a very individualized form of medicine based on using minute doses of natural substances to stimulate a healing response in the patient.

Developed over 200 years ago by a German Physician named Samuel Hahnemann, Homeopathy has stood the test of time as one of the world's leading and most effective holistic modalities, and is widely used in Europe and India. Based on the principle of "like cures like," whatever substance would cause symptoms in a healthy person, is given to an ill person with those symptoms. In this way, the body is triggered to heal itself, thereby bringing relief to physical, mental and emotional issues.

Your first visit with a Homeopath is a 2 hour appointment in which all of your concerns are addressed. The Homeopath then selects, from over 5000 remedies, the ONE remedy that will most help you to come into balance. The effect is slow and gentle, and after 6 or 8 weeks, we check in to see how you are feeling. The goal is that stress decreases, and freedom and ease increase.

Patients report a gradual increase in feelings of well-being, happiness, and freedom from the stress that was previously very limiting. Healing of old traumas and wounds, whether physical or emotional, is a very common occurrence with Homeopathy. It IS possible for our hearts, minds, and bodies to heal themselves.

As a Homeopath, seeing people achieve freedom from the baggage they’ve carried for decades is the most rewarding aspect of my career. To witness a person grow into the version of themselves they always imagined they could be is incredibly thrilling and humbling.

So this year, why not try something different? Set yourself up for the success you have always wanted, that has seemed just out of reach for so long.

Give Homeopathy a try - you'll be glad you did.

Jennie Hoglund, CCH

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Certified Classical Homeopath in Saint Paul, MN hoglundhomeopathy.com facebook.com/jhoglundhomeopathy

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