Holistic Lifestyle Transformation Coaching With Wendy Bottrell

Holistic Lifestyle Transformation Coaching With Wendy Bottrell

When we think about Holistic Lifestyle Transformation we think about designing our life for Wellness. So, Is Your Life Designed To Support Wellness?

The question we are asking ourselves here is whether our own personal life, in its current state, is designed to support wellness.

This requires a dual approach to a holistic lifestyle transformation.

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When we begin a holistic lifestyle transformation, we must investigate exactly what wellness is referring to. Does it mean a general state of well-being? Can we be well physically but not mentally? Does this have anything to with spiritual wellness?

We must recognize whether or not wellness is suited to our life currently. Maybe we already live in a way that promotes wellness in our everyday life and maybe we do not. However, in either case, we want to understand how well our life is suited to wellness.

For those of us who do not live in a way that promotes wellness, what do we have to do to inspire a holistic lifestyle transformation with wellness in our current life? Do we have to make any changes or is it simply a case of doing more? Maybe it is a case of doing less?

What is Wellness?

Wellness is something that many people overlook. Most people think that how they feel is how they feel and there is nothing to be done about it.

For some, the primary goal of seeking good health is to prevent some possible future disease, like heart disease or diabetes.

Some others relate wellness only to the physical body and others relate it more to their mental state than anything else does.

Let us have a look at a holistic view of what wellness is. Quite simply, wellness can be understood as balance.

Wellness = Balance

When we feel well physically it is due to the fact of our bodies is getting what they need from a balanced lifestyle. This includes our level of physical exercise, our nutrition intake, our level of work vs play, and our personal and environmental hygiene. When we feel balanced physically, we feel well.

Mentally we feel balanced when our thoughts are aligned with our purpose in life. When we have an understanding as to what we are doing, why we are doing it and what needs to be done to maintain order in our life. When we are emotionally disturbed, n the other hand, we say that we feel out-of-balance, or perhaps mentally unwell.

Spiritually, we have a much bigger picture to look at. In order to determine whether we are spiritually well, we need to be very honest with ourselves when asking that question. If we feel completely happy with our lives, if we have a genuine understanding of our function and position in the universe, as living beings, then we could be said to be spiritually well. But, and this is where the importance of self-honesty shines through, we must be clear with ourselves if we feel spiritually unwell.

Do we feel confused about our way of life, or our beliefs?

And, do we have unresolved conflicts with our past, or even perhaps our understanding of our life, or our purpose?

Do we feel inner calm and peace that supports and promotes our utmost quality of life?

Being spiritually unwell means that no matter what we do, or where we go, or who we are with, our happiness, our wellness is only temporary.

Eventually, we always fall back into some form of despair or confusion, or suffering: like having a splinter in our minds that inevitably, always returns back to hurt.

Health Is The New Wealth, Are You Well-thy?

  • No matter how successful you are and how much money you have in the bank, without good health you will be ill-equipped to enjoy your riches and achievements.
  • Recent surveys show a trend towards preventative health and the maintenance of good health. Values have shifted and where once acquisition of possessions was seen as the symbol of wealth, nowadays the trappings associated with health are becoming a bigger status symbol.
  • Green juice, for example, is seen as a signaling of wealth, status, and discipline, and displaying the accouterments of good health is being viewed as more important than the accumulation of expensive cars, houses, jewels, and other material “toys.”
  • It has been shown that more consumers today are more interested in staying fit and healthy than they are in paying for health care once they have become sick. They are willing to pay a higher price for products and services, which will keep them fit and well. This is a big part of the holistic lifestyle transformation!
  • So rather than looking at dollars in your bank, why not take a few minutes to assess your own health/fitness level and see how “well-thy” you truly are…and begin to design your life to support wellness with a holistic lifestyle transformation with our 3 Key Action Steps

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The Best Thing About Wellness

The best thing about wellness though is that it is attainable, by anyone and everyone. Everyone and anyone on the face of the planet can achieve physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.

In order to encourage the development of a holistic lifestyle transformation and wellness in our lives, all we have to do is maintain a balanced way of life. This incorporates the physical, mental and spiritual worlds since all of those things are within us.

Therefore, with regards to the question, is your lifestyle designed to support wellness, the above will give you an idea if it is, and only you will know the answer. If the answer is no, there are many things you can do to make changes, so make a plan and stick with it.

Be sure to get our 3 Key Action Steps to Design Your Life For Wellness.

Share your thoughts on how you would like to see your holistic lifestyle transformation.

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75 thoughts on “Holistic Lifestyle Transformation Coaching With Wendy Bottrell

  1. Karen Richards

    I’ve experimented with reducing gluten in my diet but have never gone fully gluten free. I wasn’t aware of how headaches are related to gluten sensitivity. I thought it was all in the gut. Thanks for this valuable information.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Experimenting is really important and the best experiment to know if gluten is a problem is a 30 day gluten free eating strategy. On day 31 eat gluten and see how you feel. This is what I did in February of 2011. In the first few days I began to feel like a different person. More energy, thinking better to name just a few benefits. Let me know if I can help and be sure to register for the Free Gluten Summit //gg110.infusionsoft.com/go/tgs/wendybottrell/ The learning is going to be spectacular! Thanks for connecting. Wendy

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  2. Wendy Bottrell Post author

    Thanks for connecting and commenting! Dr. Tom O’Bryan says this about gluten ” No human can digest gluten” people just do not realize how they are being challenged by gluten.

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  3. David Hunte

    This is vital information. The whole world needs to hear it. Thanks for posting. I’m not totally gluten free myself, but its something I know that I should work on.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thank you for your positive comment. Yes it does seem vital that more must hear about the negative health problems related to gluten. Let me know if I can help. 🙂

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  4. Rachel

    I have a lot of family that is gluten free. I’ve been toying with severely limiting my family’s intake . . . maybe not quite eliminating it . . . just to see how we all feel.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      If you or your family members have an issue with gluten not quite eliminating it will not be beneficial. Dr. O’Bryan talks about an 1/8 of a finger nail amount of gluten can cause real long term health problems. If you are feeling it might just be an issue if you are like me you may want to experiment with a 2 week test. Eliminate all gluten, wheat and grains for 2 weeks and then have something like a bagel. How you feel after will tell you if gluten is an issue. Let me know how I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

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  5. Angela Kinder

    Like you, I didn’t realize that the stomach issues I was experiencing was actually because I might have a gluten allergy! I might have to reduce gluten this year to see if it makes a big change.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      When I finally realized if just might be gluten that was causing many health issues for me I decided the easiest thing was to eliminate all wheat, grains and gluten for 30 days. Within the first few days I began to feel like a different person. Thinking clearer, more energy, sleeping better. For you to see if gluten just might be the problem for you reducing it won’t be of benefit. At least 2 weeks gluten, wheat and grain free, then have something like a bagel. Very quickly you will see if it is gluten. Let me know if I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

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  6. Silvie Armas

    Thank you so much for sharing this information. I had no idea that headaches were related to gluten. I suffer from chronic headaches and honestly I can’t stand taking pills. I’m definitely going to give gluten free a try. I know I’ll start slowly, but it’s better than not starting at all. Happy New Year 🙂

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      My pleasure! When going gluten free as a test to see if you feel any different it is suggested to commit to at least 2 weeks of complete gluten free living (no wheat, grains or gluten) and then have bread, pasta to see how you feel with it. Remember gluten is in so many products today including personal care, make up, many sauces, spices, packaged products. This is how I began this journey. I went 30 days eliminating all wheat, grains and gluten. Within a couple of days I felt like a different person. Let me know if I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

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  7. Wendy Bottrell Post author

    Thanks for connecting! Glad to hear you have some experience in a gluten free eating strategy. Loving carbs is simply a sugar issue! And today we know that too much sugar is directly related to health issues, weight issues. Let me know if I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

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  8. Wendy Bottrell Post author

    Glad to hear your grandparents had such great success! It is good she had a doctor that realized her issue. Most doctors are way behind when it comes to gluten health issues or nutrition in general. If someone feels gluten just might be an issue doing a 2 week test is a great way to see if in fact it is causing problems. Thanks for connecting. Wendy

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  9. Brandi

    I’ve often thought about eliminating gluten to see if it would have an effect on my three children with learning disabilities. We have ADHD, ADD, and an undiagnosed (suspect aspergers). Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      After listening to many experts talk about how gluten, wheat and grains can totally cause issues like ADD, ADHD. It may be worth a 30 day trial period to see how they do. This is what Dr. Tom O’Bryan suggests. He hosted the Gluten Summit which was really amazing information. Let me know if I can help

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  10. Wendy Bottrell Post author

    The reason I went gluten free, wheat free and grain free was for my better health! What I have found making this change is in fact I am healthier, have lost over 25 lbs, eat the most amazing tasting food, have had the opportunity to try veggies I would never have thought of 5 years ago! It is the best thing I have ever done for my better health. I was ready, and completely made it easy for myself because the first year my success strategy was experimenting for 30 days, then the next 30 and so on. Each 30 days I felt better and as I felt better it never occurred to me that I was missing anything! It can be challenging in the beginning so let me know if I can help when you are ready! Thanks for connecting.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting. Let me know if you have any questions

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      If as you say you are going to “give it a whirl” the most effective thing to do is go gluten free, wheat free and grain free for at least 2 weeks. Then have some to see how you feel. Let me know if I can hep.

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  11. Amanda @ The Mommy Mix

    This year one of my resolutions was to ‘watch what I was putting in my body’ I thought about becoming gluten free but I think that I need to do more research on it ; ex. recipes, nutrition, etc… I appreciate this article and I know that it has helped me understand it a little bit more.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Experimenting for 30 days is the easiest way to find out how gluten if making you feel! This is what I did and found within a couple of days I was beginning to feel better. Let me know if I can help

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  12. heather

    I have an aunt that was recently diagnosed with gluten sensitivity. She went gluten free and even lost 100 lbs. Guess it’s my turn to go get tested as having a blood relative with it means I’m more likely to be sensitive too!

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Yes getting tested would be a good idea. You may want to experiment with a 30 day test of eliminating all gluten, wheat and grains for 30 days then have some to see how you feel. Let me know if I can help

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  13. Lavonnia AllisonBurres

    Well, I learned something new. I didn’t know that human’s couldn’t digest gluten. I’ll be coming back to learn more. I’m glad to have found your site!

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      So glad you learned something new while here! Let me know if I can help

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  14. Wendy Bottrell Post author

    So great to hear that your sons symptoms have gotten fewer since going gluten free! Let me know if I can help

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  15. Tanya

    My sister is on a gluten free diet. She was getting terrible migraines. The doctors had her on some powerful drugs that left her feeling terrible. She decided to try this diet and she hardly ever gets headaches! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from #sitsblogging.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Although I never suffered migraines I do feel like a different person since I eliminated gluten, wheat and grains from my daily food intake. Glad to hear your sister is feeling better from a gluten free diet. Thanks for connecting

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  16. Tammy

    I went a year without gluten to see if it would help my intestinal problems and my system seemed to run so much better. I’m not allergic, but I knew I was eating way too much wheat, wheat, wheat.

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  17. Tonia

    I’m slowly going wheat free and definitely notice a difference when I cut wheat out of my diet. I need to explore gluten free options a bit more.

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  18. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories

    Thanks for sharing this info. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and am asked by many fellow patients if I have gone gluten free. I have tried to cut back but have not completely eliminated it. Primarily because my kids are underweight and they need the carbs from pasta and bread they love!

    Stopping by from SITSBlogging

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  19. Tara Newman

    I have never been tested for any gluten allergy but I feel much better when I am not eating it. I had a lot of symptoms of poor gut health and by eliminating sugar and grains it cleared up. Good info. Stopping by from SITSblogging.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Glad to hear you have benefited by not eating grains and sugar! Thanks for connecting

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      If you have an issue with gluten yes it must be eliminated! Why have you toyed with the idea of just limiting it? Thanks for connecting

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  20. Theresa

    To be honest, I’ve never tried to go gluten free. I’m fairly big on juicing, but that gets so darn expensive after a while. I’d love to try it, but cost is definitely an issue. So excuse the blunt question, but how costly is living a gluten free life?

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      I am not really sure how you are relating “expensive”? Processed, packaged foods cost everyone in poor health! Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity are epidemic health issues in North America! You’ve heard the saying “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~Hippocrates & “If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?” ~Unknown
      We only eat real food and we buy 90% of our food directly from the farm. We find it in the long run less expensive because we eat less and the food is more nutrient dense.

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  21. Tamara

    This is a lot of info on Gluten Free. I thought that people were on a Gluten Free diet because of digestive issues. I plan to research this more. Thanks for the info
    via The SITS Girls

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Gluten can in fact be the cause of about 200 health issues according to both Dr. Osborne and Dr. O’Bryan. Thanks for connecting

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  22. Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

    I’ve seen a lot about being gluten-free and I honestly need to do more research. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Stopping by from #SITSBlogging!

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  23. Tickles & Tots

    Great post with helpful information and facts about gluten sensitivities. A friend of mine went on the Paleo diet and she lost over 50 lbs. in a short amount of time. It was a huge lifestyle change for her and it worked. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from #SITSblogging!

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Yes a paleo eating strategy is very powerful. Thanks for connecting

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  24. Wilma Jones

    Thanks for the info. I have never really thought about going gluten-free. Maybe I will try it for a week or so to see what I feel. Thanks for sharing. I am stopping by from the SITS girls comment love. //www.LivingHappierAfter.com

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  25. Trish

    I’m going to share your site with my cousin whose children have to have a gluten-free diet! Thanks for sharing.

    @Dayngr in NC
    {Swinging by from SITS Comment Luv}

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting! Thanks for the share and let me know if I can help

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  26. Tonya W.

    Thank you for sharing this valuable information. We are not gluten free…yet. We have eliminated processed foods and all GMO foods from our diet. My entire family feels so much better it is ridiculous. My husband loves it because he is losing weight. I had digestion issues and was tested for Celiacs, but the test came back negative. Since we have changed our diet, my digestion issues have subsided. It is amazing.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Sounds like you and your family are doing some really awesome things for your better health! Way to go and so glad to hear your success stories! Thanks for connecting

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting! If you are wondering if celiac runs in the family it would be important to find out!

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  27. Tonia L. Clark

    I actually just started gluten free this month and was doing really well until I had to make sugar cookies for my sons preschool and I didn’t have enough gluten free flout and had to used white flour. Needless to say I’m a sucker for fresh baked cookies and caved in.
    I do think it has helped my digestive system and I’m still weighing in on whether it’s helped my fatigue and other fibromyalgia symptoms.
    The hard part has been realizing that gluten can be found in places I never expected like many condiments and canned soups. I thought I was mostly giving up grains. Now I’m reading labels like a crazy woman….lol!

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  28. Sylvia

    I try to reduce my gluten intake to a minimum because there is something I eat that doesn’t make me feel good… Unless I eat clean, I get very bloated and my skin itches like crazy… I notice that it gets better when I don’t eat gluten, but there is always someone ordering pizza, and I love pasta too much! But I will try 30 days without gluten like you suggested in an earlier comment, and I’ll see how I feel!

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Super to hear. According to Dr. Tom O’Bryan eliminating gluten for 30 days is the way to know if it is a problem for you. Let me know if I can help

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  29. Wendy Bottrell Post author

    Oh so great to hear! Yes gluten can be so damaging and glad to hear that you have made changes that are so beneficial for you. Thanks for adding this info to the conversation. Let me know if I can help

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Yes and because gluten is in so much processed foods it can be quite an issue in today’s world.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

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