Category Archives for Adult health

What is Nutrigenomics?

Nutrigenomics is a researched science based application of  nutritional medicine to modify genetic expression.

DNA testing will analyse which genetic SNP’s you have and as a result how the biochemistry of your body may be working less efficiently and to what degree.  We can then establish where the other factors of your life and health have affected or been effected and what nutrients and dietary interventions will offset these polymorphisms.

The food we eat not only  provides nutrition and fuel for the body, but food components such as also have the ability to switch genes on and off. Specific dietary interventions can be used to improve outcomes for your health.

The benefit of approaching it in this way is that we are addressing the specific issues from the “root cause” and by improving the gene expression, rather than “symptomatically” with the band-aid approach.

DNA testing looks at genes, specifically those  that have been specifically associated with Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, Methylation, Detoxification and Vitamin receptors.

What is the process?

Nutrigenomics testing is so easy to do. A saliva sample from a home cheek swab is all that is needed to get enough DNA.  DNA kits can be posted anywhere with easy to follow instructions.

Once received by the lab, results are returned to the clinic in 2 weeks. You can then book a consultation to explain your DNA results and implement the nutritional and lifestyle interventions to change gene expression for the better, better, best.

Consultations can be in clinic on the Gold Coast or Brisbane, or via skype for interstate, overseas or time poor clients.

 

Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) for Weight Loss

No matter what I do, I cannot lose weight?

I have tried everything including emotional punishment to shed it (oops, maybe that is part of the problem)

Is there some reason other then the “logical/scientific” why it won’t damn well move?

Carrying the weight of your emotions? Maybe other peoples as well ? Do you take on too much of other people’s “stuff”

Do you need to release the emotional baggage for your body to release the weight?

How frustrating has it been to help solve other people’s health issues whether than be chronic illness, weight or emotionally related conditions and I mostly work with complex, complicated health conditions …… only not to be able to solve your own, even with outside help.

How frustrating as someone who walks the talk, to be looking like maybe they don’t … I would be the first to admit that I have been critical of practitioners in the past that don’t “appear” like they walk the talk  … and here I have found myself.

As many would know, I have been through a few years of intense stress, so during the worst of it I started to gain weight and though the period went for longer than I believed it would, I convinced myself to be kind to myself and that the weight would fall off when the battle was over … yet it has not and I found that it has been frustrating the hell out of me….. and it was embarrassment central in my head.

What now?  Is there anything else I can try?

So, as you know, I went and did training in EFT, a proven technique for losing weight.  At first though, it was all based on reducing cravings (I don’t have any) or cutting out a food that is not good for you, like chocolate or the like (ok,  nothing there either) or tapping on something healthy you should eat more of ( yep, I’ve got nothing) and no, I am not perfect but my diet is clean and 90% according to what I teach … I do advocate the 90:10 rule so really it is in line with that.

So, I tapped on the WHAT THE!!!!????

And here is what I found trapped in those love handles … well it wasn’t love.  It was a lot of holding on to old “stuff”, mine and other peoples, a few buckets of self sabotage, a large dose of wanting to blend in and not stand out and a fair dose of self abuse in the form of self talk.

So, going to tap the hell out of those suckers and move on to the healthiest version of me whatever form it takes and learn to love this girl.  She, as my mum and dad so aptly put it,  “has been to hell and back and come out stronger” ….. She is overdue for love in abundance xo

Want to find out how you can tap away your long held beliefs? Book a tapping session and discover this amazing technique for yourself as I guide you through the process.

How to release limiting beliefs from childhood, through EFT.

How to release limiting beliefs from childhood, through EFT.

So many old beliefs are able to surface through tapping and it is still blowing my mind.  So many long held “truths” that have fed into the course of my life and the struggles I have had.

In the mindset that I will learn more about what unconscious beliefs have held me back or steered my life in directions or towards people or things that have been toxic, I have been tapping my little heart out every day since the course. Also called the Peace Procedure, we are encouraged to look at things, people and events that, notwithstanding what came after, we would rather had never happened. This would especially include any traumatic events, these then becomeour guide to our tapping.

And so it came to be that I starting tapping on “the fire”, an event from my youngest years that you would think would have been traumatic … except that I could not remember it. I could remember what came after but not what lead up to it.

Ok, so for some decades, since the age of 3, I have believed that I had played with matches and had tried to set the family house on fire (though from memory it was just a cupboard, but then I was 3).  To cut a long story short, I would have to have been one pretty clever and adventurous 3 year old to have gained access to matches, been able to strike the match and successfully light something that would burn ?????

So, did I do it, or did I not? And does it matter?

Does a 3 year old know if they were responsible if they were told they were and could they defend themselves?

What impact did this event have on my life and my subconscious from that point?

  1. I am trouble, I am always trouble
  2. I am always doing the wrong thing and causing chaos
  3. I am going to get blamed even if I am not doing the wrong thing
  4. I am going to get blamed even if I didn’t do it and people will believe
  5. Some people lie and blame and people believe them
  6. No-ones going to believe me
  7. I need to be ready to defend myself, because people are going to blame me

WOW!

Tap Tap Tap Tap Tapping ………….

  1. I am not trouble (though it could have been more fun)
  2. I always do my best
  3. I may get blamed, but I do not accept it
  4. Narcissists will lie and people will believe them, but that is their problem
  5. I no longer need to be on high alert waiting for the next time I get blamed
  6. The people that matter will listen and know who I am and what I stand for
  7. I can relax, I am safe

So glad I cleared that toxic minefield !