RYWN Episode 1: Introducing the Rock Your World Naturally Lifestyle
You’re listening to Rock Your World Naturally by Rekishia McMillan, Certified Integrative Nutrition Heath Coach. Welcome to the show…I’m your host Rekishia McMillan, Delivering Holistic Health from a Christian Perspective
Podcast Episode 1 – Introducing the Rock Your World Naturally Lifestyle
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I am SUPER elated about launching the Rock Your World Naturally podcast. I’m excited about this for a couple of reasons:
This platform presents the amazing opportunity to fulfill my passion…I’m able to reach more people to help them achieve a healthier lifestyle according to God’s original health and wellness framework as defined in the bible. Over the years I’ve be so blessed to work with individuals one-on-one and in group settings to help them achieve greater health and now I’m able to expand and reach a greater audience.
It helps me to stay connected with you even more. Anyone who knows me, knows that I value people and enjoy building fruitful and lasting relationships. I want to be able to build a relationship with you. You’ll be able to send in questions, prayer requests, your thoughts regarding health and wellness and we definitely want to hear testimonials. We overcome by our testimony because it encourages others on the journey to greater health. In the future I’ll also have specials guests, host FaceBook Live events and community activities focused on health and wellness just for you.
To fulfill the local and global mission of RYWN which is Building Healthy Lives. Healthy Communities. Healthy World. Have you ever or do you remember skipping stones on the water? Once the stone hits the water the water ripples and reaches out to the entire pond or lake, touching everything in its path and that’s the same effect I want us to create together. There’s a ripple effect a chain reaction takes place that begins to spread. The tools, resources, biblical health strategies are your stones and once they touch your life, you are going to be moved to change and impact everything around you.
Having this show will deliver Health Transformation from a God-perspective. There’s a lot of information out there about health, but what is God’s perspective? What are His thoughts, purpose, and plan? Not only will you understand what God is saying about your health, I’ll creatively blend biblical scriptures, scientific research and simple lifestyle strategies that bring holistic healing in Spirit, Body and Soul
For those of you what don’t know my background, I am a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Ordained Minister, Clinical Social Worker, Wife, Mother and an honorably retired AF Veteran and Award-winning Author. I am truly humbled by the many gifts and talents that God has blessed me with. Behind each of these titles there is a story. One of the reasons why I became a health coach is because I over many of my very own personal health challenges.
f you are like most people, your story may be similar to mine. A few years back, I suffered from a number of health conditions that includedChronic Fatigue Syndrome, Major Depressive Disorder, Myalgia (a form of Fibromyalgia), Degenerative Disks, Fibroids, Candida Overgrowth Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, and a near bout with Lyme’s disease after being bitten by a tick. By personally experiencing each of these conditions, I learned a great deal about how God created the human body. It has the amazing ability to heal itself when provided with the right nutrients and self-care aids.
I gained greater insight and came to understand that just because we are Christians, does not mean we are exempt from facing health challenges. While it is true that we are created in the image and likeness of our Father as tri-part beings, possessing a spirit, soul, and body, we live and operate in the physical realm. Walking in divine health requires that we abide within the laws of health to stay physically well. Naturally, if you violate a traffic law, there is a consequence. Depending on what kind of violation it is, the fine or penalty can be quite hefty. So it is with our health, if we violate the laws of health, negative repercussions are inevitable.
From the beginning of creation, God has always had a specific plan of health for us to follow. Throughout the bible, He gave detailed laws about eating, rest, cleansing, prayer, and fasting. In Hosea 4:6 we are reminded, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.” The words spoken through the prophet Hosea are very firm and harsh because God wanted the children of Israel to understand that when you move away from God’s original plan or design, the results are never fruitful and impact not only you, but future generations.
I’m convinced that one of the main reasons why we are experiencing so much sickness in the world today is because we have moved far away from and discarded God’s original plan for our health. Unfortunately, these choices are also adversely affecting our children. The Father created natural and spiritual laws in order to provide healthy boundaries that ensure our protection and well-being, certainly not to deny us of anything. God knows the plans that He has for you, plans to help you prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).
Like so many others, I was taught to rely solely on the conventional wisdom to help me get well when faced with health challenges. After visiting doctor after doctor and being prescribed one prescription after another, there was no permanent change in any of my health conditions. In fact, I felt worse depending on which medication I took and which physician I visited last.
Many weekends, I remember being so fatigued that I could barely eat, and all I wanted to do was sleep. Instead of improving and feeling better, I grew worse and experienced a downward spiral. This gravely impacted my personal life and my ability to care for my son, who was 5 years old at the time. My health was affected in such a way that my mother had my youngest sister move in with me to help me take care of my son. Every day was a challenge and I could barely make it through each day. Most days, I felt like a walking zombie. There were days that it would take me three hours or more to get out and bed because my energy levels were extremely low.
When I did muster up enough strength to get up, I would sit on the edge of my bed in tears because I felt so horrible. Every morning I would wake up feeling like I had been hit by a ton of bricks and was heavily weighed down. “This is no way for a woman in her early thirties to feel,” I would think to myself, “I’m too young for this.” Because I was not feeling well physically, it impacted my life spiritually, and I was not as effective as I could have been in my service to the Kingdom of God. It was a struggle for me to have regular fellowship time with God in prayer, studying, or reading my bible; it was like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Although I was applying my faith through prayer, physically I did not feel any different. Still, I believed that God would change my physical well- being. On one occasion, after visiting my doctor she told me, “Rekishia your blood work looks like that of an athlete.” I looked at her and said, “Doctor if that’s the case, why do I feel so bad? Why do I feel like I’ve been hit by a sledgehammer when I wake up every morning?”
As usual, we went over all of the symptoms that I was exhibiting. I was chronically fatigued, extremely depressed, and could not focus on tasks for extended periods of time. I was highly sensitive to harsh chemicals and perfumes, which felt very disorienting. I asked, “Doctor what is going on with me physically?” She gently smiled and said, “Look at your blood work, the test results are all normal. They are some of the best that I’ve seen. Don’t worry, you’ll be fine.” With no substantial answers for me, she filled out another prescription, medicating the symptoms for something that could not be identified instead of treating the root cause.
On a different occasion, another one of my doctors said, “There’s nothing wrong with you, it’s all in your head. Maybe you need to speak to someone.” Because of my background in clinic therapy work, I knew that what I was experiencing was not a condition that needed to be treated with psychotherapy alone. This was something physical, not mental, but I did not know what to do or how to go about it. I often wondered why my doctors, who were board certified and trained in medicine, didn’t know how to help me. When I felt like I was at my lowest point physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally, I remember praying for a major change. Finally, I received the answers from God that I had been desperately longing for. What I discovered were simple and natural ways of reversing the illnesses that were plaguing my world. It totally Rocked My World Naturally!
God revealed in Leviticus 17:11, that the health, strength, energy, and vitality of all living creatures, begins and ends with our blood cells. In order for me to feel better, my blood cells needed a healthy environment to thrive in. There were a number of factors impeding my health that stemmed from the environment, my eating choices and lifestyle habits. Unbeknownst to me, these factors were making my bloodstream toxic and wreaking havoc on my immune system, thus creating improper imbalances within my body. The toxins in my bloodstream were the root cause of my health issues. I needed a plan of action to remove these toxins from my body, a process also known as detoxification or detox. God created our bodies to naturally rid itself of toxins, but when your body reaches a point of toxic overload, the process is hindered and places an extreme burden on your body. As God revealed the underlying cause of my health problems, I began using the seven keys, which you will learn about in this book. Through faith and patience, my body became balanced, my strength and energy levels returned and I began feeling good again—amazing, actually…it Rocked My World Naturally.
I share my story in my debut book, RYWN: 7 Divine Keys to Unlock Extraordinary Health and the companion journal 28-Days and Beyond Wellness, which both won as a finalist in the American Book Fest Best Book Awards, 2017 Heath Category.
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My prayer for you is 3 John 2. Have a blessed and beautiful week.