If you are just starting out on your natural health journey, it can be overwhelming and hard to know where to start. It’s almost like learning a new language.
It is definitely a whole new world of discovery once you open your eyes to the possibility of breaking free from the mainstream system that rules our healthcare and food supply.
For most of us who start this quest later in life, it’s usually a health problem that rears its ugly head leading us down a frustrating path of medications, side effects and an overall lower quality of life until we hit a wall where we are getting nowhere and we say “enough is enough!”
That initial health issue is different for everyone I have met and talked to on this natural health quest, but one thing is similar… “that wall” or turning point where we are forced to look for alternatives and we find that the natural path offers hope and healing.
The problem of embarking on a journey that departs from mainstream thinking is that is can be lonely and hard to figure out on your own. We are used to turning to friends, family and our health care providers for answers and support as we navigate health challenges. Now that support system is questioning and opposing us which adds to the confusion and leads to discouragement.
I personally know these struggles and have walked this path. That is why I started Natural Healing Hope. I wanted to offer help and support to those who are trying to navigate their own natural health journey.
So if you are just getting started, this post is for you.
My best tips for getting started on your natural health journey
#1 Start your own natural health library.
The book that started it all for me was Medfree Bipolar since bipolar disorder runs in my family and it was robbing our family of life and vitality to the point I had to find another way. If mental health issues are the problem you are trying to solve, make sure you pick up “5 Books That Changed My Mindset On Dealing with Mental Illness and Why?” in my Resource Library.
These books include:
- Medfree Bipolar, by Aspen Morrow
- A Mind of Your Own, by Kelly Brogan, MD
- Nutrient Power, by William Walsh, Ph. D
- Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, by Daniel Amen, MD
- The Diet Cure, by Julia Ross, MA
Other natural health books I rely on often include:
- Prescription for Natural Cures, by James F. Balch, MD, Mark Stenger, N. MD, and Robin Young Balch, ND
- Reference Guide for Essential Oils, by Connie and Alan Higley
- The Holistic RX, by Madiha Saeed, MD
- Golden Rules for Vibrant Health in Body, Mind, and Spirit: The Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness, by Joseph J. Sweere, DC
- The Healing Power of Essential Oils, by Eric Zielinski, DC
Note: When I first started seeking natural solutions, I checked out books from the library. Some of my favorites, the ones I checked out multiple times and wanted to reference more, I went ahead and purchased for my natural health library.
#2 Start reading natural health blogs and follow them.
Choose bloggers that write about topics you are interested in and you connect with. Then subscribe to their mailing list. You can learn so much from bloggers who share what they have learned from their own personal experience. Good bloggers make it their mission to solve their reader’s problems and speak to their pain points. They often create practical resources that can really help.
Tip: If you are concerned about cluttering your email inbox, set up a free Gmail account or another one just for the blogs you follow. There is a lot of valuable information in the emails you will receive. Good bloggers create additional content for their subscribers that isn’t available on their published blog allowing them to add value and be much more personal. Don’t be afraid to reply to those emails and ask questions or give feedback. Bloggers desire to build relationships with their subscribers. It is an often overlooked way to gain some extra support and encouragement for your journey.
Here is a great place to start: This post is written by a blogger I have gotten to know in one of my natural health blogging groups. It is a compilation of blog posts written by other natural health bloggers covering the full gamut of topics to help people get started on their own natural health journey. It is not only a great resource but it will introduce you to other natural health bloggers. It is called Holistic Living for Beginners, one of my blog posts called How to Start Listening to Your Body to Restore Your Health is featured in this post as well.
Pinterest is a great place to organize all your favorite blog posts into different categories or boards so you can find them later when you need them. On the Pinterest platform, you can do a search by typing in your questions, keywords or hashtags. Then save your favorite posts to one of your own Pinterest boards. Click Here to follow me on Pinterest. I have 35 boards with over 2700 pins covering all sorts of topics to help you.
#3 Take advantage of the natural health resources I offer at Natural Healing Hope.
I offer a Free Password Protected Resource Library to all of my subscribers which has 36 helpful resources you can download and save or print. I add new things all the time and I always share what’s new in my Resource Library at the bottom of my weekly Monday Motivation Email along with the password just in case you forget it.
When you become a subscriber you will get a sequence of Getting Started Information and Freebies during what I call “Welcome Week.” They include a wallpaper for your phone to remind you of the hope you have, a Personal Wellness Assessment, Tips for Getting Started on Your Natural Health Journey, and a Personal Affirmation Statement print to keep you in the right mindset. I keep these in my Resource Library just in case you ever lose them or can’t find them in your emails.
#4 Connect with other likeminded people who are also committed to pursuing natural health.
There are facebook groups and forums for almost every possible health issue you are trying to resolve. Or you can just search for holistic health or natural health groups in general.
I just started a private Natural Healing Hope Community on a new platform that I am really happy with called Mighty Networks. I love how it doesn’t get cluttered in your Facebook newsfeed because it is on a whole separate network controlled by the host (in this case, me) not by Facebook. It also has its own individual app you can download for your phone. This platform is designed to be more organized, engaging and collaborative than communities I have seen or been involved with in the past. It is a great place to learn more, connect with others, ask questions and get the support and encouragement you need on your journey. It’s FREE, so please consider joining us… we’d love to have you.
It is my desire to help you walk step by step on your natural health journey. I don’t claim to have all the answers to your own unique health challenges but I am keenly aware of what it is like to navigate a journey off the beaten path. It can be overwhelming, lonely and discouraging at times. It isn’t easy and it can take some time before seeing the fruit of your labor but it will all be worth it in the end. I just want you to know there is hope. Your body has been designed by God to heal and thrive. You will get there.
You aren’t alone. I am here for you. Let me know how I can help.
Wishing you Joy in your journey,
Please note: I am not a licensed health care practitioner. I do not try to diagnose, treat or recommend any form of treatment. I see myself more as a guide to helping you seek your own healing path and as an encourager to help you keep going until you find your answers and you experience better health and well-being. You can read my medical disclaimer here.
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