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Self-Care – Most Important and Most Misunderstood

By Lisa Marini

Self-care is one of the most important and at the same time, misunderstood concepts. Do you self-care? When I ask my Denver clients this question I usually get a scrunched up face and a comment along the lines of “I don’t have time for that.”

Self care might seem like such a simple concept but when it’s viewed through a functional medicine lens, it empowers you and your practitioner to really laser target those lifestyle considerations that often lead to chronic conditions or serious illnesses.

“That’s a principle of Functional Medicine that runs through everything we do…”

At Omnia Health, you’ll often hear us use phrases like “dig deeper” or “deep dive.” That’s a principle of Functional Medicine that runs through everything we do to help you break through the old patterns and discover the roadblocks to your optimal health – we seek to understand what’s really going on by digging deeper!

So, let’s take a deep dive into the practical meaning of self-care. I have spent many hours on this inquiry and I personally have divided it into three categories:

1) Self Maintenance

2) Self Pampering

3) Self Investment

Self-Maintenance – This includes all the things you need to do to have optimal health and hygiene. Think of the maintenance you do with your car’s oil changes, tire rotations and wash and clean.

The things we do for ourselves are things like brushing our hair, seeing the dentist and eating. We sort of “have” to do this category. It’s more of an obligation than a choice.

Self-Pampering – This is more of a choice than an obligation. This category is what most people think of when they think of self-care. This is about doing things like going to get massages or getting a mani-pedi.

This category is why a lot of people say they don’t have time or money for and why so many people say they don’t – self-care.

Self-Investment – This is where the new take of self-care comes in. I call it “self-investment” because there is definitely a return on your investment!  This helps shift the mindset from doing something selfishly for yourself and seeing that action as more of an investment in yourself. When you invest in something it grows and becomes better.

Think of a financial investment. You do this so you can grow your money and have more resources.

Shift your thinking – If you can start thinking of investing in yourself in lieu of self-care, perhaps the results won’t appear or feel as selfish and it won’t end up delayed on the back burner. 

What’s Included in Self-Investment 

But what kinds of things are included in the category of self-investment? Well, what I will say is I cannot answer that for you. This isn’t a “one size fits all” answer. And it’s not about “what” you will do, it’s how it will make you “feel”. 

What we are looking for are things that have you feeling a sense of relief, a sense of saying “ahhhhh” as you take a long exhale. That will be different for different people. It may be playing Candy Crush for 10 minutes or taking a slow walk in the sunshine.

“It may be playing Candy Crush for 10 minutes or taking a slow walk in the sunshine.”

Essentially what we are looking for is to take things off your busy plate so that you can have a… pause. And in that pause, you have time to recharge your battery – even for a few minutes. And recharging that battery is the investment you are looking for.

Think of how differently you will approach people and things in your life when you aren’t running on empty. You will be more present, aware, attentive, and energetic.

And THAT is the best investment you can make in yourself.

Want to learn more? Ready to dig deeper to discover how to live your best life? Let’s talk!

 

Call Lisa Marini to schedule a health coaching session to work on your specific needs.

Call: 720-229-4809

What is Functional Medicine? Learn more here. 

Omnia Health Treats These Issues With a Functional Medicine Approach:

  • Allergies including food allergies and sensitivities
  • Autoimmune diseases including arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, celiac, and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Biotoxin illnesses (mold illness)
  • Chronic reflux
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Fatigue and feeling “foggy”
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Health and Wellness optimization and disease prevention
  • Heavy-metals toxicity
  • Hormones- PMS, menopause, peri-menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Metabolic diseases including Type 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Weight management challenges

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Lisa Marini – Brain Health Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist

Medical degrees and certifications:

  • Certified Hypnotherapist – American Board for Hypnotherapy ABH-NLP, registered in the State of Colorado, CHt
  • Certified Brain Health Coach – The Amen Clinic, CBHC 
  • Certified Integrative Health Coach – Institute of Integrative Nutrition, INHC 
  • Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator – Neurosculpting® Institute, CNSF

Learn more about Lisa here.

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What is Your Why?

By Lisa Marini

Oftentimes we look at our health as a response to a problem. Such as, when you start gaining weight out of the blue or you suddenly have digestion issues you didn’t have before.

Then we go to a doctor to treat the symptoms. But there is a great new way of thinking about our health and that is from a preventative standpoint. What if we were able to do a full snapshot of the body and its functions BEFORE you started feeling symptoms?

This is why Functional Medicine is so different. We are here to support you in your prevention of having issues in the future. “What is your why” is not a rhetorical question, it’s a life-changing question!

“Functional Medicine is the Medicine of Why”

Functional Medicine starts with the question of Why because to resolve a long-term issue, we must go deeper than your symptoms. At Omnia Health we challenge our patients to ask the question, of themselves – WHY!

Why?

Why do you want to be healthy?

Why do you want to prevent any potential issues?

When we start looking at what drives us, then we are much more motivated to actually follow through with the lifestyle plan given to us.

Again, Why…

Do you want to play on the floor with your grandkids?

Do you want to throw a football with your son?

Or perhaps you want to throw a football with your daughter?

Or maybe you finally want to take up those salsa lessons you’ve been really wanting to do for years!

Instead of seeing a doctor when something breaks or the symptoms become unbearable, let’s support you in your WHY. Let’s find a way of supporting you in doing all of the things that are profoundly important to you – the things that make your life incredible.

I recommend you start asking yourself –

“What would I do if I felt incredible and had no health limitations?”

Once you narrow it down to one or two things that really light you up, print them out and put them everywhere. Stick those reminders on your fridge, in your car on your  screensaver, on your calendar, on your… well, you get the idea!

Think about how this new perspective will then be a new lens of how you view the decisions you make and the actions you choose!

Do you really think you will mindlessly eat those cupcakes on the counter when you see a note about your goal of the awesome swing dance you have planned as a surprise at your son’s wedding? Or how about the temptation to drive past the gym on your way home when you see the note about hiking the Fourteener with your spouse?

Your Motivation is Your WHY! 

Once we start pursuing our why, the lifestyle plan to limit carbs or to exercise more, suddenly have deeper meaning and a stronger commitment. They aren’t done with the excuse “The doctor  told me I have to”, or seeing it as a punishment or a void of things you can no longer have.

Instead, these lifestyle plans are here to help you achieve all of your WHYs and to help you live the life of your dreams.

So the question is not WHAT are you waiting for, but WHY are you waiting? Ready to get started? Let’s talk!

 

Call Lisa Marini to schedule a health coaching session to work on your specific needs.

Call: 720-229-4809

 

What is Functional Medicine? Learn more here. 

Omnia Health Treats These Issues With a Functional Medicine Approach:

  • Allergies including food allergies and sensitivities
  • Autoimmune diseases including arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, celiac, and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Biotoxin illnesses (mold illness)
  • Chronic reflux
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Fatigue and feeling “foggy”
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Health and Wellness optimization and disease prevention
  • Heavy-metals toxicity
  • Hormones- PMS, menopause, peri-menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Metabolic diseases including Type 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Weight management challenges

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Lisa Marini – Brain Health Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist

Lisa Marini loves bringing an understanding of the brain and the critical role it plays in ALL decisions from weight loss, goal setting, stress relief and every area of life. After leaving a demanding, stressful career that was taking a toll on her health, she founded her practice to aid individuals in health, performance and personal development. If you want to find your “Why,” it’s time to call Lisa!

Learn more about Lisa here.

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Why You Need a Better Doctor

By Gabi Baldwin

All of our patients come in with a story. Although everyone is different, there’s often a common theme. “I’m sick of feeling sick and tired.” Traditional medicine has gained a reputation for having short appointments and treating a pill for the ill. Chronic diseases, IBS, food sensitivities, diabetes, high blood pressure, reflux, obesity, hormone imbalances, thyroid issues etc. should not be treated with a one-size-fits-all prescription. Why you need a better doctor will become obvious once you read the rest of this article! 

“I’m sick of feeling sick and tired.”

Your personal story matters and your health is complex. You deserve a doctor who takes into account your unique health history and your lifestyle to help you create the health you want. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to consider a Functional Medicine Doctor! 

It’s time to feel heard and seen 

Chronic diseases are complex and require a deeper dive than most conventional doctors have time to spare. At Omnia Health, all of your appointments are anywhere between 30 to 75 minutes long. We listen to your story, your struggles, and your frustrations. THEN we tailor your treatment plan to address your unique needs.

In addition our patients have access to our practitioners via text, email and their patient portal. Scheduling appointments, messaging your doctor, and accessing your medical records at any time should be seamless. At Omnia Health, you’re not going to be placed on hold! We’re here for you. 

It’s time to feel empowered 

After leaving your doctor’s office you should feel like you have a game plan set in place. Unfortunately, in conventional medicine this doesn’t often happen. Patient’s are left “googling” their symptoms and solutions. This can be a big waste of time, frightening, and often, erroneous. Unfortunately when you Google your problem the search results provided will display a blend of good science, solid medicine, and a whole lot of marketing propaganda which may be misleading and/or dangerous. 

“Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to consider a Functional Medicine Doctor!”

At Denver’s Omnia Health, we practice Functional Medicine. At the heart of functional medicine is curiosity. We want to know WHY you feel the way you do. That’s why Functional Medicine is often referred to as the medicine of WHY!  We spend the time getting to know you. We will  study your labs and together we create your personalized health plan. In doing so, you will learn a lot about your body. 

Our practitioners will explain the areas where you are thriving and dissect the areas in your health that need improvement. Furthermore, you’ll learn about your personal biomarkers, risk factors, prevention strategies, and much more. You will walk out of Omnia Health’s doors feeling empowered that you know more about your body and you’ll have a health plan put in place so you can finally take the necessary steps in addressing your health!

It’s time your lifestyle is accounted for

It’s true that most doctors get less than 20 hours of nutrition education in medical school. In Functional Medicine, we believe that food is vital to your optimal health. Food is truly medicine! It impacts us all the way down to our cellular level. In addition to food, the other factors that affect your overall well being are sleep, exercise, stress, relationships, emotional health and spiritual health. It all matters! 

At Omnia Health lifestyle modifications are a major part of your health plan. It’s such an important area, that we have two health coaches on staff to help guide you and hold you accountable to making these lifestyle changes.

We believe you need a better doctor and most importantly we believe you need a Functional Medicine Doctor! Omnia Health can help provide some of the answers you’ve been “Googling” for way too long. Functional Medicine is a new way of medicine that creates a space for you to be heard, feel empowered and give you effective lifestyle solutions so you can finally stop being sick and tired of feeling sick and tired!

 

What does a health coach do? Call Katie Ozimek or Lisa Marini to schedule health coaching to work on your specific needs. Call: 720-229-4809

 

What is Functional Medicine? Learn more here. 

Omnia Health Treats These Issues With a Functional Medicine Approach:

  • Allergies including food allergies and sensitivities
  • Autoimmune diseases including arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, celiac, and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Biotoxin illnesses (mold illness)
  • Chronic reflux
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Fatigue and feeling “foggy”
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Health and Wellness optimization and disease prevention
  • Heavy-metals toxicity
  • Hormones- PMS, menopause, peri-menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Metabolic diseases including Type 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Weight management challenges

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Gabi is studying to obtain her master’s in human nutrition and functional medicine. She enjoys applying a functional medicine perspective in her nutrition classes. When Gabi does have a bit of free time, she enjoys baking with paleo and gluten-free flours to fit her lifestyle.

Plus, she loves the challenge of the Orangetheory Fitness high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout program.

Learn more about Gabi here.

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What is a Health Coach and Why do I Need One

What is a health coach and why do I need one?

By Katie Ozimek

What is a health coach you might ask? As a health coach, I am trained to work with clients around all lifestyle factors (sleep, relaxation, exercise/movement, stress, nutrition and relationships). These lifestyle factors have a significant and direct correlation to your health.  Working with a health coach can also lead to a better understanding of your treatment plan and a deeper commitment to following recommendations made by our practitioners. 

I hope to also empower you to draw on your inner strengths, develop self-knowledge and embrace self-management strategies in order to make the often challenging lifestyle changes necessary for optimal health. 

Your Health Coach is an Accountability Partner

This is important because then you go to a traditional doctor’s appointment, your physician may recommend a lifestyle change or provide you with a prescription for a new medication but there is little to no follow up. At Omnia Heath, we take your follow-ups very seriously! You’ll be seeing and hearing from us big time! We want to help you be accountable for your actions and for you to take a role in your health. 

We have found that by having our patients take an active role in their own health it leads to greater achievement of their health goals. Our health coaches are here to guide you, educate you and most importantly support you through your health journey. They are here to listen to your concerns and celebrate your achievements.  

Some things you might talk about…

Your health coach can help you with everything from navigating a restaurant menu, creating a self-care routine, or providing you specific resources for recipes, workouts, or meditation programs.

  • Do you need recipe ideas?
  • Are you going on vacation and worried about sticking to your diet?
  • Need help with motivation?
  • Feeling stressed and can’t shake it?

This is where your health coaches come into play! 

Omnia’s Health Coaches

At Omnia Health we have two different Health Coaches, Katie is our Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach. She does a lot of work surrounding nutrition, sleep, exercise and relationships. Lisa is our brain health coach. 

Lisa primarily focuses on teaching people about the brain and how powerful healing of the brain can be to the rest of the body. Lisa also works with our patients on personalized meditations and hypnotherapy. Ultimately, a health coach is someone who will walk beside you through your journey toward optimal health. 

— Katie O.

Need a little help or guidance? Call Katie Ozimek or Lisa Marini to schedule health coaching to work on your specific needs. Call: 720-229-4809

 

What is Functional Medicine? Learn more here. 

Omnia Health Treats These Issues With a Functional Medicine Approach:

  • Allergies including food allergies and sensitivities
  • Autoimmune diseases including arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, celiac, and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Biotoxin illnesses (mold illness)
  • Chronic reflux
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Fatigue and feeling “foggy”
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Health and Wellness optimization and disease prevention
  • Heavy-metals toxicity
  • Hormones- PMS, menopause, peri-menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Metabolic diseases including Type 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Weight management challenges

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Katie Ozimek – Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach

” When not working or studying you can find me in the kitchen cooking, gardening with my husband, watching my kids sports, skiing with my family, working out or on the tennis court.  As well, my two kids and black lab keep me very busy!”

Learn more about Katie here.

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