My name is Jalila Krichi and I am a Holistic Health Coach (HHC). If you are wondering what a Health Coach is, in short, " A Health Coach is a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates individuals to cultivate positive health choices. Health Coaches educate and support clients to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments. ."
As a Holistic Health coach, I focus on helping people identify not only the food and exercise changes that need to be made in improving their health, but also what lifestyle patterns are affecting their health and how to address them for sustainable, long-term improvement.
I became a health coach as an extension of my individual journey to improve my own health and that of my family. Both of my children had both food and environmental allergies when they were little: my son had horrible eczema as well as nut and grain allergies , while my daughter had eczema all over her body, terrible reflux with projectile vomiting until she was two years old and recurring staph infections from the breaks in her eczema-plagued skin. She also had milk, egg, soy and nut allergies that made it nearly impossible to wean her.
Regarding my own health, after the birth of each of my children I developed chronic anxiety and panic attacks.
Alhamdulilah (thanks be to God), we were guided to a new way of conscious living and eating that has liberated my family from the slavery of elimination dieting and food avoidance. My children are now completely free of eczema. My daughter can now eat eggs and drink milk with no problems and my son is no longer intolerant of grains. My anxiety and panic attacks are all a thing of the past.
All of my experiences with my own health and that of my family has instilled in me a deep desire to assist other mothers and their children who are struggling.
In this blog, I intend to write about what I have discovered about the reality of allergies and eczema, the origins of chronic anxiety as well as the lifestyle changes I have embraced for more holistic health. As a Muslim, I have found my health to be a means through which I have become more connected with the Creator of Health, so many of my insights into health and wellness have a spiritual component.
The following hadith (narration) from the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has been the ray of hope in my personal search for a remedy for my health concerns:
Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
“There is no disease that Allah created except that He also has created its cure” (Sahih Al-Bukhari 7.582)
You know what that means? It means the cure is out there, we just have to pursue it with open minds and open hearts. Oh yeah...and pray a lot to the Owner of Cure (Ash-Shafi').
My sincere hope is that this blog will inspire hope and a starting point for anyone seeking to improve their health, but especially for mothers who are experiencing health problems in themselves and their children.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and I do not claim to be one. Any opinions expressed in this blog are simply that: my opinions. Please refer to your doctor before adopting any lifestyle changes that may influence your health, ESPECIALLY if you have any chronic health issues. Use your Divinely granted common sense before making any changes to your health regimen.
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Wishing you and yours Wellness!