BACTERIA IN YOUR BODY - WHY BALANCE OF GOOD AND BAD ARE CRUCIAL TO HEALTH:
Regarding good vs bad bacteria and some base education on the importance of balanced bacteria in your gut/body (and how imbalances can be a root cause of a myriad of health problems), this article is easy to read and comprehensible for most. Enjoy:
HAIR TISSUE MINERAL TESTING CAN BENEFIT ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE - INCLUDING PEOPLE WANTING TO LOSE FAT WHO HAVE STRUGGLED AND CAN NOT WORK OUT WHY!
WANT TO KNOW MORE AND WHY?
Most clients (and family or friends) that I have the great opportunity to work with, are keen to get a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) test when I consult them.
Every single time and without fail, a HTMA test provides intensive and practical information on mineral/nutrient status, mineral balances & imbalances plus heavy metal status of the client - which usually reflects their history or current conditions/complaints, and for them it is highly comforting to see results which reflect possible whys/hows or wheres to start to work on the issue. This way I can also advise without guessing and know when it is time to refer someone on, and who to refer them on to if this should be the case. This happens quite often with quite sick clients (and I do get these often!) and we refer on to a special practitioner for more testing, then work together on healing for the client. This works very well as not only do I provide baseline results for the other practitioner, I also like to think of myself as a second pair of eyes for the client so they feel comfortable and supported throughout any process of healing/better health.
If you are having trouble shifting body fat/losing weight, understanding your body and which foods to give it, have gut problems (even as simple as bloating, gas, belching, not just IBS or other chronic conditions) that only seem to get worse, experience mood swings, irritation, skin problems, hormone problems (the list is endless)... then is would be worth doing a HTMA test. It is non-invasive and does not cost a lot to get such a valuable insight into yourself.
I have a background in Personal Training, with focus on rehabilitation and nutrition. I am also a BioSignature Practitioner and practise everything that I preach. And my whole family practises what I preach too so we walk the talk.
For HTMA testing, I work with InterClinical Laboratories in Australia. It costs $150 for a test including a comprehensive report including explanations and recommendations associated with your test results.
This could be the start of improving your life. I have chosen to be a Health Coach to specialise in and focus on body composition (READ: FAT LOSS) which I tailor very specifically to each individual, basing it from tests like HTMA & BioSignature Modulation, blood work, plus your history, assessing how/what/when you eat plus what activity or movement you do for both strength, movement and relaxation.
With focus on HTMA testing in this post, it can help you A LOT with working on body composition.
There is nothing "one-size" about your unique body so why be lured into more marketing campaigns for magic potions and powders which are supposed to increase your muscle size or promote fast fat loss (AND they promise reduction in the areas you want it to go!) when it knows absolutely nothing about you or your hormones, or the environment in which you live or grew up, or how you eat, what underlying things may need work, what your gut bacteria is like, ETC, before you even pick up a tub of something magical?
HTMA testing also provides an insight into your metabolic type (i.e. indications for which ratios and types of carbs/fats/proteins) your body may be best suited to, and even from that metabolic type, whether the type is indicative of having been sped up or slowed down from certain elements of emotional or physical stress, or heavy metals (which are surprisingly very common), or adrenal fatigue, and explores suggestions on how to try to correct this process through the correct supplementation and food.
HTMA testing provides such a wonderful insight and also takes a lot of the guesswork out of supplementing. You can see which supplements may be necessary to boost certain minerals or balance out certain problems, and helps determine whether you might benefit from a certain type of detox or healing protocol or even if your electrolyte balance is out of whack.
I will provide more information on my website once this is up and running. Not long to go and thank you for being so patient.
In the meantime, here is some more information from Michael McEvoy of Metabolic Healing: http://metabolichealing.com/michael-s-blog/here-s-what-this-incredible-lab-test-can-show-you/
List of GMO products - this is an overseas list so some do not necessarily apply in Australia, but there are also a lot of items we do purchase/sell here - scary. Stay away from these items. If you want more information on why GMO is so bad let me know!
Got my HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) test results back today.
I have a SLOW metabolism for whatever reason I can work on. Point of revealing this is, looking at me you would not think I have a slow metabolism. But doing relevant tests on a regular basis like HTMA and BioSignature combined (which I get done even as a practitioner who offers/advises this) mean you can take a lot of guesswork out of dietary, nutritional, supplementation requirements and imbalances.
When it comes to food and supplements, one person's medicine can be another's poison. It is too true.
From recent BioSignature, Blood and HTMA tests I can now define much more clearly what I need to focus on, which foods to eat and which to avoid, how often I should eat, ratios of macros, supplements I should introduce and those I should avoid until next testing. It takes all the guesswork out.
Better to test if you want optimal results!
I will be offering these services come July. Website details will be up soon. Bear with me as I manage getting my new business underway while being a full time mum with 2 kids under 2!
Anyone who would like more information about my services asap, please PM me.
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The edge slightly taken off bitter, and creamy consistency:
Same applies to adults too...Breakfast fit for a toddler: contains protein, carb, fats, fibre and antioxidant. Not processed. Not glutenous. Not from a box! Lets give our kids a better start to life.
Just became a member of Weston A Price Foundation.
What does this mean and who is this, you ask...
Dr Weston Price was a dentist around the early 1900s. He had a passion for discovering how and why different cultures developed different teeth, bone and facial structures, and how these structures started changed over his time. At this time, diets started transforming from traditional/cultural/tribal diets to the modern western diet we have today.
Dr Price spent a decade travelling the world, living with several different tribal groups (including Aborigines!) who were not yet exposed to our modern diet. They ate what was provided to them on their lands from plants and animals. They ate according to their traditions, ancestral teachings and instinct.
Dr Price observed that ALL cultures and tribes he visited who ate a traditional (non-modern) diet, had perfect health, and were resilient to all disease. They had perfect facial and teeth bone structures. Cancer, thyroid problems, cholesterol problems, heart disease, hormone problems, gut issues and mental issues did not exist in these groups.
This period of time was at the cusp of change in regards to nutrition and food - as tribes were being introduced to the modern diet of convenience, and started to move away from their traditional foods, he observed that that they started to become less resilient to disease, started to become ill and died from diseases they never had in their groups ever before. Their their bone, facial and teeth structures started to become deformed (ever worn braces??).
His biggest observation was therefore that, modern NUTRITION is the biggest culprit for causing illness, genetic and skeletal deformities, weight problems, hormone problems and mental issues, resonating many of the problems we experience today. These have all unfortunately become a normal part of our lives since the modern diet was introduced.
Dr Price wrote a 600+ page book detailing his discoveries and his observations from his expeditions around the 1920s. This was just the beginning of his documentation on nutritional change. As the world has evolved over time, to the present where most people around the world no longer eat as their ancestors did, we now face so much disease and ill-health. Our world is getting fatter and sicker. Rapidly and scarily.
Most of us are not being educated properly on food, nor do we any longer have the instinct to eat what is right for OUR individual body/genotype. I do not blame anyone as nutrition these days is a can of worms, comprising of thousands of different theories and educations.
I know I am sharing one of these "theories", you might think, however but my mission and passion as a Functional Health Coach, is to seek the TRUTH and share as much of it as I possibly can with you. My passion and mission is to help you to eat better and live happier healthier lives. And share this with your children too. My philosophies resonate much of what the Weston Price Foundation teaches.
I am so passionate about this, that I will start studying Nutritional Medicine later this year on the journey to knowing and then sharing even more with you.
I will be referencing many articles from the Weston Price Foundation over time, including findings and truths regarding Low Fat Dairy, Soy and other dietary issues which we are not necessarily aware of in our modern Western diets. I do not blame anyone for not knowing these things, as a lot of mis-information is more prominent in our society than quality information regarding our health.
I am sure that this will open some great discussions.
For more information on this Foundation and to familiarise yourself with their Dietary Principles (and many of mine), please visit their page and read their brochure at:
12 & 13 April 2013, Yoga Workshops with Eoin Finn @ Qi Yoga
Two days of yoga workshops with our Canadian friend Eoin Finn (who really believes he is Australian!).
A man with a great mission to help change attitudes around the world with his huge heart. He is starting to come to Australia once or twice a year now which is very exciting as we love every opportunity to hang out with him and through him learn better technique with his dynamic, energetic and fun Vinyasa-style of yoga. We have been following him for many years through his wonderful collection of yoga videos which have helped us to avoid injury and to keep strong supple and balanced throughout some major training for sporting events, and for rehabilitation and recuperation. We love the opportunity to hang out with Eoin and will ever be grateful for his wonderful yoga and attitude! On the first workshop on 12 April, my sister Neet and I roped our other halves into going to the workshop, which thankfully they enjoyed as much as we did. It is not your typical yoga session, starting with some funky dance moves and hugs all round. In last year's class we got to slapped bums with as many people around the room to break the ice! Laughing a lot is a big part of Eoin's warm up and getting everyone to connect and relax.
"YOGA" to Eoin is an acronym for "You've Only Got Attitude".
Look forward to seeing you again next time you drop in Eoin!
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