31. Taking Charge of Our Own Healing:  A Conversation with Functional Medicine Therapist Rachel Headings

In today’s episode we talk with Functional Medicine Practitioner, Rachel Headings, founder of Rachel’s Healing Arts on her passion for health and her journey to guiding others on their own journey of reconnecting to their intuition to help create the health they deserve and desire.

Today we cover:

* Rachel”s first ten years growing up in the unique setting of an intentional community and how the experience of communal living affects her life today.

*. The importance of breaking through “the need to achieve cycle” to find our inner wild.

*. How Rachel found clarity through grieving the loss of her father

* The family choice to move to Guam and the unexpected surprise of a pregnancy and then a shocking cancer diagnosis that led the family back to Iowa.

* Functional medicine: what it is and the steps we can take toward healing

* The importance of dealing with emotional blocks, creating boundaries, stress management, healthy nutrition, hydration, sleep and ultimately the awareness that you are worthy. It’s your decision to respect and love yourself enough to align your actions to get better.

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Books mentioned today:

Heal: A Nine-Stage Roadmap to Recover Energy, Reverse Chronic Illness, and Claim the Potential of a Vibrant New You — Karyn Shamks

Sensitive is the New Strong — Anita Moorjani

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Recommended reading:
Your Genius Body by Andrew Rostenberg
Beyond the Pill by Jolene Brighton
Mark Hyman- any of his books
Dr Perlmutter- Grain Brain
Dr William Davis- Wheat Belly
Dr Wentz root cause of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
Biology of Belief- Dr Bruce Lipton
To name a few…