She defeated depression, anxiety, & obesity!

Today’s Sunrider Spotlight is a woman’s story about defeating life-long depression, severe anxiety, and being over weight with one secret weapon…the SUNRIDER FOODS! Check it out!

(Taken from the Health Plus Newsletter)

In 1995 as a junior in high school, I was diagnosed with depression.

From then on out, I was off and on anti-depressants. Every time I had a baby, post-partum depression would follow. Immediately, I would be put on meds yet again. After having my third child, I no longer only had post-partum, but severe anxiety attacks and many hospital visits.

In June of 2011, Sunrider was introduced into my life through my sister, Shawn. She always has some pretty cool tricks up her sleeve. Within six weeks of being on the Sunrider foods, I made the decision to no longer be controlled by meds. I don’t recommend everyone dropping their meds like I did. I was just sick of being controlled by a chemical.

It’s been 16 months since I took my last medication. In August of this year, I had an anxiety flare up due to stress. Through Sunrider and lots of prayer, I’m still medication free.

I also give a shout out for the Biggest Winner Challenge! I have lost 34 1/4 inches and 63 pounds. Woot! Woot! I need to lose four more pounds to be considered a healthy weight. I can do it. Even my doctor is freaking out!

You are probably wondering what Sunrider Foods I eat every day. Here it goes: NuPlus, Quinary, Calli Night, Fortune Delight, Sunnectar, and Beauty Pearl.

If I feel anxiety coming on, I’ll talk to Jesus, take Sunrider’s Ese, and the anxiety will be gone. You have no idea the FREEDOM I feel knowing I can Sunrider my way out of a panic attack.

Also, know that my husband and I lost jobs this year. We live from paycheck to paycheck. I made the decision to sacrifice to keep Sunrider in our lives. I have four children, and they are all on Sunrider along with my husband.

For us, Sunrider isn’t a choice. We have to do it no matter what the cost. You see, my 7 year old is a cancer survivor and my 2 year old is a failure-to-thrive survivor. Every single one of my family members needs Sunrider. It has brought life back to the Hughes party.

If there is one thing I can tell you about Sunrider, it would be this…Make Sunrider a priority and be consistent with the amount of Sunrider that you eat.

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So Inspiring! Depression, Anxiety, & Obesity are taking over our population and wreaking havoc on families around the world. The solution really is quite simple…Give the body the tools it needs to heal itself and remove the toxins. That’s exactly what I walk people through in my personalized health programs. It’s so amazing to see families transformed through going back to the basics and taking care of the mind, body, & soul. 🙂

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In Health, Hope, & Happiness

Jessica Aubrey

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Feel Good Friday- What’s your gut got to do with it?

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Today is Feeeel Good Friday!

Today’s topic is on the gut-brain axis and what your digestive system has to do with your emotions and mental health. Check out my video and info below…

2 extra tools to heal the gut-brain axis that are worth mentioning is Vitamin D and Essential Fatty Acids.

Vitamin D has been proven time and time again to improve your immune system, decrease inflammation, fight cancer cells, and support all around healing in the body. The sun is the optimal source of Vitamin D. For those who do need supplementation, I only recommend a few sources that are truly safe and effective, so make sure you speak with someone before you purchase one.

Essential Fatty Acids are amazingly effective when it comes to inflammation in the body. These EFA’s are phenomenal healers for both the gut and brain. Deficiency in EFA’s can cause multiple problems including disruption in the gut-brain axis. Great sources are Jeff’s Best Hemp oil (found in my amazon store), Dr. Mercola’s Krill oil for women (also found in my Amazon store), soaked walnuts, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, amd pure flax oil to name a few.

Keeping our gut clean & healthy is proving to be one of the most beneficial things we can do for our overall health. Taking the simple steps to heal our intestinal tract could in itself drastically change health statistics for the better. If we start instilling this information into our kids and making sure they are full of healthy bacteria and are being fed nutrient dense foods, I know we would see amazing changes in our future.

It is heartbreaking to me how many children & teens truly do not have the nutrients to be happy. The rate of depression and suicide in our country is out of control and WE can make a difference. “UCC scientists have shown that brain levels of serotonin, the ‘happy hormone’ are regulated by the amount of bacteria in the gut during early life.” What if instead of serving chocolate and strawberry milk with toaster struddle and deep friend tater tots at schools, we served fresh strawberry kefir with whole food gluten free blueberry muffins and organic fruit? Or grass fed hotdogs with sauerkraut. If we give kids these foods early in life, they will begin to crave them!

As adults, we are grown up to make choices. It is no one elses responsibility to take care of our bodies. WE must choose to nourish our bodies. If someone wants to cultivate illness, then don’t sleep much, drink energy drinks and sugar free sodas, eat Taco Bell, have donuts for breakfast, drink fluoride filled tap water, and never exercise. If you want to cultivate health- give your body the tools it needs to regenerate itself and it will do just that. We are perfectly created and when our bodies have the tools, it knows what to do.

So today, CHOOSE to cultivate health. Cut the sugar & gluten and add some Sunrider foods and probiotic sources to your diet. You will be AMAZED at the difference you feel!!!

Here are some additional resources about the Gut-Brain axis and what you can do to make sure they have a good relationship…

 

Have a great weekend and have fun healing your gut and feeling good!!

xoxo

~Jessica

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