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Why Men Should Prioritize Self-Care and Wellbeing


Are you a man looking for ways to prioritize self-care and your overall wellbeing? Do you have a lot of responsibilities and are feeling overwhelmed? Magic Barclay, author, speaker, podcaster, and holistic wellness practitioner, has the answer. In this blog, we will take a look at some of the knowledge we learned from Magic during our interview with her for The Fallible Man Podcast.


Through her own experience of being diagnosed with stage four cancer, uncontrolled diabetes, and Lyme disease, Magic learned the importance of looking for the root cause of his illnesses, rather than just treating the symptoms. Get ready to learn how to take control of your wellbeing!


About Magic Barclay

Magic Barclay is an author, speaker, podcaster, and holistic wellness practitioner. She is a practitioner of Innate Immunity and functional health solutions, which looks for the root cause of illnesses instead of merely treating symptoms. Magic became passionate about holistic health after facing a life-threatening diagnosis of cancer, diabetes, and Lyme disease. She has since dedicated her career to helping others find holistic health solutions and to prevent illnesses before they become serious. Magic has a podcast called A Magical Life, where she talks about various topics related to holistic health and wellbeing. Through her work, Magic wants to help people understand how their bodies work and how childhood experiences can have lasting impacts on health.


Why is it important for men to prioritize self-care and overall wellbeing?

Self-care and overall wellbeing are essential for men who want to reach their full potential, be good husbands and fathers, and take care of themselves. Self-care is important because it allows men to maintain their physical and mental health. When men prioritize self-care, they are more likely to have the energy and clarity to make wise decisions and take on the challenges of life. When men are healthy and feeling their best, they can be more present and engaged in their relationships, both as husbands and fathers.


Additionally, self-care can help men to reduce stress and cultivate a sense of balance in their lives. When men make time for self-care, they can better manage their stress levels, allowing them to be more productive and effective. Self-care can also help men to build resilience, allowing them to take on life's challenges with a positive attitude. Ultimately, self-care and overall wellbeing are important for men because they are essential for maintaining a healthy and balanced life.


Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Understand the root cause of ailments by looking at childhood illnesses and experiences, as well as their psychological, nervous, and hormonal impacts.

2. Find sustainable health solutions, such as limiting the amount of supplements taken and considering holistic approaches to health.

3. Take care of your own wellbeing by considering diet and exercise, and not letting them take a backseat.


1. Understand the root cause of ailments by looking at childhood illnesses and experiences, as well as their psychological, nervous, and hormonal impacts.

To understand the root cause of ailments, one must look at childhood illnesses and experiences and how they may have impacted one psychologically, neurologically, and hormonally. This can be done through the use of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) questionnaire, which can be used to assess one's childhood experiences that may have led to health issues in adulthood. Through the ACEs questionnaire, one can identify any past experiences that may have caused psychological, nervous, and hormonal imbalances. To further examine the root cause of ailments, one may consider looking into the psychoneuroendoimmunology (PNEI) system and how our body reacts to trauma. Our body is highly effective in remembering past experiences, so if it was an experience that caused trauma, the body will remember this and may lead to physical, mental, and emotional issues. By taking the time to look into one's past, one can gain a better understanding of how their present health issues may be related to childhood experiences.





In addition to examining one's past, it is also important to understand the impact of lifestyle and environmental factors on one's health. Poor diet, lack of physical activity, smoking, and other unhealthy habits can all have a negative impact on one's physical, mental, and emotional health. It is also important to consider the role of environmental toxins in one's health. Exposure to air and water pollution, toxic chemicals, and other environmental contaminants can have a detrimental effect on one's health and may contribute to physical, mental, and emotional issues. Understanding how these lifestyle and environmental factors may be contributing to one's health issues can help to identify solutions that can help to improve one's overall physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.


Finally, it is also important to consider the role of stress in one's health. Stress can have a major impact on one's physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Stress can lead to a weakened immune system, hormonal imbalances, and can make it difficult to cope with the challenges of daily life. Finding ways to reduce stress through lifestyle changes and stress management techniques can be helpful in managing physical, mental, and emotional health issues. Taking the time to recognize the root cause of ailments and to identify solutions to address them can help to improve one's overall wellbeing.


2. Find sustainable health solutions, such as limiting the amount of supplements taken and considering holistic approaches to health.

Finding sustainable health solutions, such as limiting the amount of supplements taken and considering holistic approaches to health:

In order to find sustainable health solutions, it is important to look for the root cause of the issue rather than just treating the symptoms. This involves looking at the whole system and how it is interconnected, and how different factors such as childhood experiences, stress, diet, and lifestyle can contribute to health issues. Holistic approaches to health focus on treating the whole person, rather than just the symptoms. This can involve looking at the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health. It is also important to limit the amount of supplements taken, as excessive supplementation can be detrimental to health and is not a sustainable solution. Instead, looking at diet and lifestyle changes can help reduce the need for supplements. Additionally, herbs, acupuncture, and other natural treatments can be beneficial for reducing the need for supplements and providing a more sustainable solution to health.


One way to find a sustainable health solution is to look for ways to reduce stress. Stress is a major contributor to a variety of health issues and can be managed through lifestyle changes and stress-reducing activities. This can involve regular exercise and relaxation techniques, such as yoga and meditation. Additionally, taking time for self-care and engaging in activities that bring joy can help to reduce stress levels.


It is also important to consider the effects of diet on health. Eating nutrient-dense, whole foods can help to maintain optimal health and reduce the need for supplements. Also, reducing processed foods and including more vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats can help to improve overall health. By looking at diet and lifestyle changes, as well as holistic and natural treatments, sustainable health solutions can be found that can help to achieve long-term health and well-being.





3. Take care of your own wellbeing by considering diet and exercise, and not letting them take a backseat.

Taking care of one's own wellbeing by considering diet and exercise is an important step in being the best version of oneself. Diet and exercise are essential for maintaining a balanced lifestyle and ensuring one's physical and mental health. It is important to make sure that these two aspects of wellbeing do not take a backseat due to a busy schedule.


To ensure that diet and exercise are not neglected, time should be set aside each day to dedicate to one's wellbeing. This may be in the form of mindful eating, physical activity, or even taking time to relax and unwind. Incorporating healthy and nutritious foods into one's diet is a great way to ensure that one is getting the necessary nutrients to stay healthy. Engaging in physical activity can be as simple as a walk around the neighborhood or a yoga class. Additionally, making time to relax, meditate, or do something enjoyable can help reduce stress and improve mental health.


Overall, it is important to prioritize one's own wellbeing and make sure that diet and exercise do not take a backseat. Taking the time to focus on one's own wellbeing can help individuals reach their full potential and grow into the people they aspire to be.


It is also important to recognize the importance of sleep when it comes to taking care of one's wellbeing. Maintaining regular sleeping habits is essential for physical and mental health, as it helps to restore energy and repair the body. A good night's sleep each night is necessary for the body and mind to function properly and to stay alert throughout the day. Additionally, it can help to reduce stress and improve overall mood.


Finally, it is important to recognize the importance of self-care when it comes to taking care of one's wellbeing. Making time for oneself is essential for maintaining a healthy balance between work and personal life. This could include taking time to do something enjoyable, such as reading a book or going for a walk. Additionally, it is important to recognize the importance of mental health and to make sure one is taking care of their own mental wellbeing. Taking time to practice relaxation techniques, such as meditation or mindfulness, can help to reduce stress and improve overall mental health.



In conclusion, taking care of one's own wellbeing is essential for leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It is important to prioritize diet and exercise, get enough sleep, and practice self-care to ensure one's physical and mental wellbeing is taken care of.


Self-care and overall wellbeing are essential for men to reach their full potential, be good husbands and fathers, and take care of themselves. By understanding the root cause of ailments and using holistic approaches to health, men can take control of their wellbeing and make sure that diet and exercise do not take a backseat. With the right tools and mindset, men can achieve holistic wellbeing and make lasting changes to their lives. Take the first step today and start your journey towards a healthier and more balanced life.


I’d love to hear how you apply to get holistic wellbeing..


Leave me a comment on how it went for you or drop any questions you want me to answer!

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