Alexis’ Health & Beauty Journey #12: On Sharing Your Experiences

Capers-Alexis_AFTERBy Alexis Capers – Alexis Capers is our Enhanced Beauty Salon and Enhanced Beauty Area manager. Join her every other Wednesday for a blog about her journey into natural health & beauty products.

This week I was touched by a very sensitive subject. I always pride myself on being present in my friends and families lives. I feel as though I have my finger on the pulse of what is truly going on. But I found out how blind we can be to matters that others want to hide from us, and do it well.

I discovered as I went through a journey of re-learning how to go about my diet and eating habits (it’s like learning to walk again) that someone close to me is suffering from Anorexia. I was stunned, but thinking back could see how this was true. Then she shared with me that a close friend of mine confided in her that she too has the disease. It is a helpless feeling to know this about these individuals and I feel like I should have been doing something for them.

I battle with my own weight and body issues. If you are overweight and labeled obese, it is considered a disease; it is the number-two preventable killer after cigarette smoking. But we can put down a smoke. Food is necessary in life and poor eating much harder to overcome. I am fortunate that this job opportunity at Natur-Tyme came when it did. I believe in some ways, it has saved my life.

I am more conscious of my body and what I need to maintain my health now and beyond. I was not given the proper guidance when I had Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en y to be exact) back in 2001. Two babies and chemotherapy later, I have fallen deep into bad eating habits and choices.

My message to you today is to not be afraid to share what you are dealing with.

Find someone you trust and let them help you help yourself. Every day is a battle to be won. Every evening is another chance to say “I failed,” but if you do slip, pick yourself back up and fight again tomorrow! We have a knowledgeable support network at our store willing to get you on track.

Take care of you. We only get one of you to go around!

Items I’m falling for this week:

Seaweed bath cellulite soap is made with caffeine so it helps reduce the appearance of cellulite! Café smoothies! They are delicious and nutritious. Almond Dream Bites Vanilla or Chocolate (why choose!). The best non-dairy ice-cream alternative I have ever tried! A hearty 15 pieces are only 230 Calories, yum! If you prefer a crunchy snack, Sage Valley White Cheddar puffs are the best! They taste wonderful and are not too bad on the calorie count either! Plus, we have a wide variety of bulk items to keep you healthy.

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About Natur-Tyme

Your healthy living headquarters in Central New York. Health food store, toxin-free salon, and gluten-free organic cafe all under one roof! Learn more at natur-tyme.com

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