Thank you to everyone who sent in their questions on Instagram — I love hearing from all of you and I wish I could answer every question. Answering five of the most asked below :)
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TOP 5 QUESTIONS
Q1: Best books for spiritual awakening?
A1: I share all of my favorite books on my Amazon store here. It’s really hard for me to choose just one, but a book that made a profound impact on me was The Celestine Prophecy. I first read it in high school and it really catapulted my quest to keep discovering more spiritual insights.
Q2: Can you talk about your transition from vegetarian to intuitive eater?
A2: I originally became a vegetarian at age 11 when I realized that I could survive without causing harm to animals, at least that was what I thought at the time. I became an activist, joined PETA, and really spread the gospel of vegetarianism until my early 20’s when I just wasn’t feeling right. Looking back, I believe I was lacking diverse nutrition. I have gone back and forth with my diet since then - going to strict vegan, pescatarian, and to times where I finally listened to my body’s cravings. I think this is such an important topic because as a person living with a chronic disease, I have tried just about every diet and way of being in an effort to heal myself and what I have discovered is, it is vital to be open to new ideas and ways of healing. For years, I denied my body of collagen, bone broth, liver...things I think are vitally important for me right now, because I had made such a stance as a vegan and my ego would not let me change my opinion. I truly believe my health suffered because of it. What I want everyone to know is, it is ok to change your mind when you are presented with new information or ancestral wisdom. It’s okay to change your diet when your body is going through a different phase of life. This is all part of evolving. No matter what any functional medicine doctor, celebrity, dietician, or book says, at the end of the day you have to tune into your intuition and listen to it. Trust your body- both in the cravings and the biofeedback.
Q3: Why did you choose the Echo H2 hydrogen machine?
A3: I have had several different water filters in my life but Synergy Science Hydrogen water is definitely my favorite. It actually has two types of water: antioxidant water and regular filtered water. I often use regular water for cooking and washing my fruits and vegetables. The multi-stage internal filter filters up to 1,000 gallons of water and it digitally lets you know when it needs to be replaced. It is versatile and can be used under the counter or above but the health benefits are what sold me.
- Hydrogen water helps reduce oxidative stress on the body, which is the leading cause of disease and illness.
- It strengthens the immune system and reduces the chance of developing an illness. Increases cognitive function by improving mental clarity and memory.
- Improves the function of the gut, reducing symptoms of food sensitivities and allergies.
- No more buying or drinking out of plastic water bottles.
- There are over 40 benefits proven in over 1,000 studies.
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Q4: Is there anything I can do about my dark under-eye circles?
A4: There can be many underlying internal causes of dark circles. The most common would be lack of sleep and poor diet. Some other causes could be allergies, smoking, drinking, genetics, and simple imbalances in the body. There are however things that you can do not only internally to help erase those dark circles but externally as well. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) under the eye is associated with the kidneys, blood flow deficiency, and poor blood circulation or QI. Three TGS products that can help right now:
- Instant Glow Facial Mask - I would recommend actively using this mask 3x a week to visually see the results. Formulated with potent minerals that help diminish discoloration and give you a more even skin tone overall. With consistency, you will see you will need less and less under-eye concealer.
- Heal All Oil - Gently massage the Heal All Oil under your delicate eye area morning and evening. If you have sensitive eyes, try not to get right up to the lash line and wash your hands after you apply to avoid rubbing your eyes and getting the oil in them. With daily use, our Heal All Oil has been shown to help reduce under-eye circles, puffiness, and of course, will also help minimize wrinkles.
- Sorceress Stone Gua Sha Beauty Tool - Naturally improve blood flow, circulation and help bring nutrients to the under-eye of your skin. This area is the most delicate area of your face so soft, gentle strokes, with consistency are all it takes. The healing effects of the stone will naturally de-puff and brighten with a noticeable difference even after the first use.
Q5: I'm just starting my healing journey, where do I begin?
This is why I wrote my book, The Golden Secrets to Optimal Health. Here is the synopsis.
The Golden Secrets to Optimal Health reveals a holistic, unconventional, long-term approach to feeling and looking your best- for you, your family, and the environment. The Golden Secrets offers practical ways to achieve longevity, happiness, and conscious living. Whether you are just getting started or are a savvy “health nut,” you will gain knowledge that will positively affect your health. Rooted in ancient wisdom and practiced in real life, Jesse Golden embodies her philosophies, and for the first time, reveals her secrets to attaining optimal health. Through her own challenges with dis-ease and by earning her Holistic and Yoga certifications, Jesse is intimately familiar with the many facets involved in overcoming illness in order to thrive. Ranging from learning how to find the connections between mental patterns and ailments to exploring how the colors you surround yourself with can positively or negatively affect your health. The Golden Secrets explores every aspect of optimal health to implement into your daily life. Jesse provides an abundance of information, healing recipes, empowering words, inspiring pictures to motivate you, and for the first time teach you her Golden Secrets yoga sequence. By practicing self-love, Jesse encourages you to commit yourself to implement these new habits at your own pace, giving you a life-changing opportunity to be the best version of yourself.