Change of Seasons for 3 very good Reasons

Change of Seasons for 3 very good Reasons

Top to toe, inside to outside, it’s time to not just clean but purge, revitalize and re nourish in time for summer.

We hear so much about Detoxing your body, which don’t get me wrong is important in my option, but why just focus on 1 element of the process. 

Spring is an ideal time to do some purging, changing habits, cleaning up.  We were given seasons for a good reason, to inspire change and action.  I can feel it can you?

  1. Move it Baby! The sun is coming up earlier, time to get that body out of bed earlier and get movin’ baby.  This will pick up your mood, energy and vitality for the day. I promise you, just try it for 3 days and then let me know if you don’t feel any different.  It does take 27 days to change a habit though!
  2. Detox time – yep, I said the “D” word. Start to do a gentle internal body cleanse.  I recommend the 3 months of spring.  1 week, sorry folks that just won’t cut it.  Especially if you have struggled with illness this winter, this is a sure sign your body is toxic and you need to clean out some internal pipes baby to boost that immune system.
    We book our cars in for a regular service, so to our bodies need an over haul.
    Starts with a good quality parasite cleanse.  Parasites come from anywhere really, but common sources are animals and on our food. These little guys can create havoc in our system and nasty complaints that present as symptoms for many disease.  You will need to do a parasite cleanse, leave it for 1 week for the eggs to hatch and then redo the cleanse again for it to be 100% effective.  Then start introducing your green supplements powders or juices along with liver, kidney and bowel detox products.  These are the elimination pathways, give them a good flush.  Finally, add in a therapeutic probiotic to repopulate the system with good bacteria.

Now, in the words of the Madden brothers you are “done done, done. “ Make sure you drink lots of water over this time to assist with the elimination of the toxins.  By the end you should be feeling fabulous and ready to greet the summer. 

  1. Finally there is no point in detoxing the inside if you don’t do the outside.  Over this time have a good look at the products you are using in your home, your personal care products and your general exposure to chemicals.  Get very familiar with what is in your products and know what you are putting on your skin that soon disappears into our blood stream.

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Good luck and happy cleansing from the inside out.

 

Kylie Hollonds

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Symptoms of food intolerance

Symptoms of food intolerance

Symptoms of food intolerance can include:

  • Nervousness, tremor
  • Sweating
  • Palpitations
  • Rapid breathing
  • Headache, migraine
  • Diarrhoea
  • Burning sensations on the skin
  • Tightness across the face and chest
  • Breathing problems – asthma-like symptoms
  • Allergy-like reactions.
  • Symptoms of food allergy

The symptoms of food allergy can be life threatening.

Common symptoms include:

  • Itching, burning and swelling around the mouth
  • Runny nose
  • Skin rash (eczema)
  • Hives (urticaria – skin becomes red and raised)
  • Diarrhoea, abdominal cramps
  • Breathing difficulties, including wheezing and asthma
  • Vomiting, nausea.

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Liquid Nutrition: Consider Colloidal minerals for optimal health!

Liquid Nutrition: Consider Colloidal minerals for optimal health!

Living with dietary restrictions requires avoidance of certain foods to stay safe and healthy. While avoiding foods such as nuts, dairy, eggs, wheat, fish and shellfish can be life saving, it can also have detrimental effects on our body over time because the daily nutritional requirements are not met.  Good nutrition is the foundation of good health, assisting our bodies to fight disease and sickness. Stress, fatigue, a hectic lifestyle and dietary restrictions play havoc on the health of many of us. Many people take a multi vitamin to combat these effects, however, few people realise the importance of their daily mineral requirements.

Why you need minerals

While our bodies can manufacture a few essential vitamins, it cannot produce minerals or trace elements, needed to ensure ongoing good health. Long term effects of insufficient minerals may affect your general health leading to conditions associated with inadequate nutrition, premature aging and sickness.

People on a restricted diet, including from food allergies/intolerances, are at risk of mineral deficiencies. For example, If you are tired and lethargic, perhaps you are deficient in zinc, magnesium and manganese.

Zinc is a common mineral that people are unknowingly deficient in.  Symptoms can include: an increased salty/sweet food craving, diarrhoea, low energy, chronic fatigue, poor immunity, bad memory, low libido, infertility, ADD systems, slow wound healing, and nerve dysfunction.

It is important to understand the value of minerals and trace elements and the vital role they play in keeping our bodies healthy.

Why we are mineral deficient

Unsafe farming practices have led to mineral depleted soils used to grow our vegetables. Not only this but the soils are often loaded with toxic chemicals from herbicides and fertilisers.  Unless you are eating a totally organic diet, you are ingesting the toxic chemicals infiltrated into our ecosystem.

Meaning that even if we do eat a diet rich in vegetables, your body may not be getting the required minerals needed to eliminate toxic chemicals from your body. Further weakening your immune system and overall health making us vulnerable to many illnesses.

Why colloidal minerals?

Holistic supplementation enables your body the potential for optimum health for now and well into the future. Colloidal minerals are an effective way to get these essential minerals and trace elements into your body.

The particles are so small they are suspended in water. This makes them easier for our body to absorb them into our blood stream where they can be utilised more efficiently. Colloidal minerals interact with the chemical structure of your body enhancing the supply of minerals for important body functions.

7 reasons to take colloidal minerals

  1. Improve your general overall health
  2. Help fight colds, flu’s and other illnesses
  3. Enhance your immune system
  4. Improve your  alertness and energy levels
  5. Easily absorbed into the body
  6. Improve skin health
  7. Great way to get minerals into kids

Choosing a good colloidal mineral

There are a range of colloidal minerals on the market, some better than others. Ensure you do your research. I can recommend Feroxin because it is made by a reputable company and sourced organically.

Regardless of being on a restricted diet, colloidal minerals can assist your body to not only fight off illness and disease but also maintain good health for many years to come.

 

For more information or advice contact Sonya at allergysave@gmail.com

Article submitted by Sonya Beisler

 

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Why follow a GAPS diet?

Why follow a GAPS diet?

You may have heard of GAPS – it has recently been attracting much attention. What is it and why would you follow a GAPS diet?

GAPS stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome and is an adaptation of the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride who used it to heal her autistic son. GAPS has been a popular diet in the Autism community for years but is now gaining recognition with people who have many other digestive and behavioral disorders including depression, IBS and ADHD.

As the original name suggests, this diet allows SPECIFIC types of Carbohydrates only. It aims to heal the gut by avoidance of foods that require more digestion and which (when the digestive system is irritated and/or damaged) can cause bacterial and yeast overgrowth. Dr Campbell-McBride believes that because more than 90% of toxins in our blood (and that leak into the brain) come from the gut, then focusing on gut healing will drop the level of toxicity in the body quite dramatically.

GAPS only allows the Monosaccharide’s – the carbohydrates that are easiest to digest and absorb (for example fruits, non starchy vegetables and honey).

What can you eat if you’re on GAPS?

Meat, fish, chicken, eggs, fruit, broths, fermented vegetables, non-starchy vegetables, honey, seeds, nuts, fruit & vegetable juices, animal fat, ghee, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, some beans, almond & coconut milk, nut flours. In advanced stages fermented dairy is allowed.

GAPS might seem to be quite overwhelming to begin with, but giving your gut a rest and allowing some healing to take place can produce some profound results. While it’s not a miracle cure and not for everyone, it’s definitely an exciting option for many people who have otherwise been unable to resolve their digestive and behavioral conditions.

 

Article Submitted by Kris Barrett – Nourish Me

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Is Grazing Making You Fat?

Is Grazing Making You Fat?

Health experts often say that having several small meals a day can really help activate your metabolism so grazing could be a good idea for those wishing to lose weight.

I myself find it hard to do this and prefer, like many people to have 3 meals a day and snacks, but it does depend on the choices you make with food. If you choose to graze on food that is high in fat and dense in calories it could wreak havoc with your weight. Two key components that assist with weight loss is being active and having a metabolism that is working well. If your aim is to avoid weight gain then here are some tips:

 

  1. It is a proven fact that obese/overweight people eat most of their food in the dark so eat the majority of your food in daylight.
  2. Have a diet that includes lots of natural coloured food rather than white and brown food. This would eliminate many of the snack foods that are not healthy options.
  3. As you graze ask yourself am I eating this food because I am hungry or just for the pleasure of eating it.
  4. Missing meals can lead to binge eating or yo-yo dieting so avoid this as much as possible.
  5. Limit the amount of processed food you have and keep it fresh as possible, aim for 40% raw food in your day.

Article submitted by Annette Syms – Symply Too Good Too Be True  1-6 are sold in all good newsagencies. Visit Annette’s website www.symplytoogood.com.au for more tips and recipes.

 

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FIVE TIPS TO UP YOUR ANTIOXIDANT LEVELS

FIVE TIPS TO UP YOUR ANTIOXIDANT LEVELS

Antioxidants have been the talk of healthcare for decades, known as the fearsome fighters of the free radical cells that tend  to do damage in our bodies. So what are they and why do we need them? Stephen Eddey, Principal of Health Schools Australia explains.

Antioxidants are found commonly in healthy foods as well as naturally in our bodies. They have been shown to help combat the activity of free radicals and oxidation in the body, the processes that are at the root of ageing-related health issues. These processes are a result of normal metabolic processes, and are often enhanced by external stressors such as environmental toxins, poor diet, stress and more. If free radical activity and oxidation can be minimised by enhancing your internal antioxidant levels, you may feel an increased sense of vitality as your body may be functioning more efficiently.

Here are five easy ways to up your body’s natural antioxidant levels:

  • Blueberries

Not only are they tasty and moreish, blueberries have also been consistently recognised as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities when compared against other fruits, vegetables and spice. Anthocyanins are the compounds found in blueberries are responsible for the antioxidant power they provide, as they are the driving force behind minimising free radical activity and oxidation.

Blueberries are most beneficial when eaten in their raw form, not only to keep the important nutrients and enzymes intact, but also to enjoy the best flavour possible. A handful of raw blueberries can be easily added to your breakfast muesli or oats, your daily juice or smoothie, or eaten as a light snack mixed into some yogurt with a bit of ginger (for an added immune boost!).

  • Acai Berry

As an alternative to blueberries, acai berry is continuing to become a popular addition to the diet for its wealth of health benefits, including its super antioxidant power. Acai is an inch-long, dark purple berry that originates from the acai palm tree, which is native to the Amazon rainforest region. As with blueberries, anthocyanin is the compound found in acai that provides this berry with its impressive antioxidant properties.

Most commonly consumed when added to a juice, acai may also be blended and topped with pieces of banana and granola, or frozen and eaten with a spoon as a sweet snack in the warmer summer months.

  • Ubiquinol

CoQ10 has long been known as a powerful antioxidant that helps to minimise free radical activity and associated age-related symptoms. Ubiquinol is the active and reduced form of CoQ10 produced naturally in the body. It is three to eight times more absorbable than traditional CoQ10 providing important antioxidant support and cellular energy.

Studies have shown that as we age, the natural levels of CoQ10 in our body decreases, begin at around the age of 30. In addition, the older we get, the harder it becomes to convert Ubiquinone to Ubiquinol, which is the form it is required in to help power our cells.

Whilst the need to restore natural Ubiquinol levels has been established, the ability to achieve sufficient levels simply through food containing Ubiquinol (such as red meat, chicken, spinach and peanuts) may not be achievable without eating these foods in excessive quantities.  

Japanese scientists have recently discovered a stabilised form of Ubiquinol which is not prone to oxidation and which is readily absorbed into the body, marking a significant breakthrough in supporting cellular energy and helping to maintain a healthy heart and vascular system. Ubiquinol is available through leading Australian nutritional supplementation brands. Ask your health practitioner or local pharmacist for the best product for you.

  • Kidney Beans

Kidney beans are an important source of the trace mineral manganese, which itself supports antioxidant capacity. Kidney beans have also been shown to be particularly rich in flavonoids, which represent one of the most important classes of antioxidants.  Kidney beans are particularly good when eaten in simmered dishes so that they can absorb the flavours and seasonings from the surrounding foods within which they are cooked.

  • Lucuma

Lucuma powder comes from the subtropical fruit of Pouteria lucuma tree, which is native to Peru, Child and Equador. The anti-oxidant rich fruit is yellow-green and egg-shaped with a dry, starchy yellow-orange flesh. It has been described as having a “unique, maple-like taste that is a delight for a variety of recipes”.

Lucuma may be used as a natural sweetener in breakfasts, desserts, juices, smoothies and more. Using lucuma in baking is an easy way to fortify the nutritional content of the recipe without increasing your blood sugar levels. As lucuma is naturally sweet but low on the Glycaemic Index, it is a healthy choice for individuals seeking to minimise their sugar consumption.

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About Stephen Eddey

Stephen Eddey is a qualified Nutritionist and Naturopath and is the Principal of Australia’s longest established natural medicine college, Health Schools Australia. He has completed a Bachelor of Complementary Medicine as well as a Masters in Health Science.

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