#4 Mysterious Reasons Why You Should Heal Your Mind

Uncategorized Sep 07, 2020

Chris here. Let us not beat around the bush. As some of you may know, I am a Mindset expert. I help people like you take back control & find your calm through healing thy mind & spirit (Filly takes care of the physical body!).

Today, I will be sharing with you #4 reasons why you should heal your mind, when it comes to finding ANSWERS & SOLUTIONS to your health issues. More importantly, today I will be helping you to make a solid decision of whether you want to finally get to the root cause of your health issues, or continue instead spending your time jumping from one ‘quick fix’ to another (which never ends achieving anything longterm) :)

The thing is, healing your mindset is NOT suitable for everyone. That’s the truth. 

I know of so many people who were only slightly interested in mindset healing and wanted to finally get on top of their stress & overwhelm & worn-out state… but they never got anywhere because they did not dig deep...

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Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Uncategorized Sep 01, 2020

It was a bit of a chilly, grey old day today, but I thought I'd share this bright and chirpy Pineapple & Cucumber Salad to celebrate the first day of Spring - yay!

While Spring is the season of new growth, new or renewed relationships, a rekindled zeal for work, and a perfect time to lay a strong foundation of health, it's also a period of great discomfort to many who suffer seasonal allergies.

This salad is brimming with pineapple, which contains the enzyme bromelain which has been shown to treat inflammation associated with allergies. If you're snuffling with hay fever or sinusitis, you might want to give this salad a go! 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresher pineapple, cubed (include the core!)
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped
  • cup fresh mint, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest

Directions

  1. Combine the pineapple, cucumber, lime zest, lime juice, and mint. Toss gently to combine.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, to...
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Seedy Chicken Nuggets

Uncategorized Aug 25, 2020

Holy moly, these are delicious little morsels! Once you taste them, you'll never go back to KFC...haha!

This recipe is adrenal diet and low-hydrogen sulphide diet* friendly, it is also gluten-free and dairy-free*.


Ingredients

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 50g gluten-free flour (I used Baker's Magic)
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g almond meal
  • 85g sesame seeds
  • 40g sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 100ml coconut oil, butter or ghee (for frying - you want to use a solid oil/fat as these stay more stable at high temps)


Directions

  1. Cut the meat up into nugget-sized pieces.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour with ¼ tsp of salt and some pepper.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a second bowl.
  4. In a third bowl, mix together the almond meal, seeds, turmeric, pepper and ¾ tsp of salt.
  5. Dip each bit of chicken into the flour and gently shake off the excess. Now dip it into the egg, then into the seed mix to coat well. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  6. Put enough...
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3 Toxic Myths You Believe About Getting Healthy

Uncategorized Aug 24, 2020

Hey, it's Chris here today.

Today, we'll cover the 3 toxic myths about getting healthy that all beginners MUST break away from in order to achieve optimal health.

Getting your mindset right is the #1 thing you have to conquer if you want to succeed in taking back control of your health, and finding your calm. As the popular saying goes, "You are your worst enemy and best asset" ;-)

From serving many clients from all walks of life over the last 15 years, I can tell you that the best and most successful clients are those with the right mindset and attitude, who have the right beliefs about what it takes to not only get to the root cause of health issues, but also to heal those causes.

It's myth-busters time, my friend! Time to re-align your perspectives and make things right :)

 

Myth #1: "I don’t have enough time”

This is SO not true. Of course you have time. You have 24 hours of time in your day. 

When someone says they don’t have time to work on their...

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Tahini Fudge

Uncategorized Aug 19, 2020
This fudge is made with tahini, and has a melt-in-your-mouth-deliciousness. It also contains carob powder instead of cacao, so great for extremely caffeine sensitive people. As carob is slightly sweet, you don't have to add any sugar to this recipe (like you might with bitter cacao), so it ends up being very low-sugar, and suitable for people following our Adrenal or Anti-Candida Diet. Yay for healthy treats! It can also be modified to suit the SIBO Biphasic Diet - Phase 2.
 
(It's also incredibly quick and easy to make - double high-fives!).
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 4 tbsp carob powder
  • 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • coarse sea salt, to taste
Directions
  1. Whiz all ingredients up in a blender (minus the salt), and pour into a slice pan.
  2. Sprinkle sea salt on the top. Set in freezer or fridge.

 


This recipe is approved for our following Healing Diets:

- Anti-Candida Diet 

- Adrenal Healing Nutrition Plan

- Low...

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Adrenal Fatigue & Gut Issues

Uncategorized Aug 12, 2020

Are you living with an unhappy belly? Maybe you've got bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, loose stools, or reflux? 

While I will always investigate the gut in this instance (usually with a stool test or a SIBO breath test), I will also consider your adrenal stress hormones in the work up.

Why?

Because stress can be a major underlying cause of, or exacerbating, your gut issues. Let me explain...

 

Cortisol & Secretory IgA

Your adrenal glands secrete your stress hormone cortisol. When cortisol has been switched on too high, for too long, it can have a very direct impact on your gut.

For example, the immune cells that line our digestive tract (known as secretary IgA or SigA) are regulated by cortisol - when cortisol is high, it drags down your SigA levels. SigA is measured in some of the functional medicine GI stool tests that we run. It can tell us a lot about your gut function, and also about your immune system.

When sIgA is HIGH it tells us...

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Adrenal Fatigue & Female Hormones

Uncategorized Aug 12, 2020

Are you struggling with female hormone issues - PMS, hot flushes, painful period, infertility?

There is almost always female hormone imbalances in these cases, either progesterone and/or oestrogen levels are too high or too low, or are not in the correct ratio. Or you could have testosterone issues. 

However, female hormones never go out on their own. There is almost always some other body system causing the female hormones to become imbalanced. I always think first about the adrenal stress hormones - cortisol and DHEA - as they are intricately linked in the production of female hormones (see this graph below).

When cortisol is running too high for too long (because of chronic emotional or physical stress), it can drag pregnenolone (the 'mother' of all hormones) down, which will drag progesterone down. Over time DHEA levels can also deplete, which can also drag down oestrogen and testosterone levels. 

When the stress hormones and female hormones go out of whack,...

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Adrenal Fatigue & Energy

Uncategorized Aug 12, 2020

Are you struggling with low energy? A common underlying physiological imbalance of fatigue links back to your stress hormones: cortisol & DHEA. When you're under stress, the brain tells the adrenal glands to secrete cortisol, which causes your body to respond to stress. When there is enough cortisol flooded in the blood, DHEA then jumps in to switch the brain off from 'stressing', which then brings cortisol levels (and you!) back down to a relaxed state. 

Overtime, when there is TOO MUCH cortisol being secreted (this will happen if you've been under a lot of chronic emotional or physical stress), DHEA levels will start depleting, as it can no longer keep up with its crazy, hyperactive counterpart.

What happens then, when DHEA is no longer being secreted efficiently?

THERE IS NO HORMONE TO SWITCH YOUR BRAIN OFF FROM STRESSING!

It is absolutely CRAZY how common this hormonal dysfunction is happening - I'd say 80-90% of our clients tested for adrenal fatigue, come back...

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Healing the Adrenals with Food

Uncategorized Aug 12, 2020

Are you feeling stressed-out, worn-out and overwhelmed? If so, chances are your poor little adrenal glands aren't doing so well!

Adrenal Glands

Your adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys, and they secrete your stress hormones cortisol and DHEA. When your body and/or your mind is under stress or inflamed for a long period of time, your stress hormones can go out of whack, and eventually start to deplete. When this happens, your brain is no longer communicating to your adrenal glands effectively, which can leave you in a chronic (and not very nice feeling!) state of fight or flight. Over time this can lead to symptoms such as anxiety and depression, fatigue, low-immunity, female hormone issues, gut issues, chronic pain and insomnia. 

The four major causes of adrenal fatigue are emotional stress, dietary stress, pain, and hidden inflammation (i.e. inflammation coming from somewhere in the body, such as the gut or the detox pathways). 

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Alternating Nostril Breathing Technique

Uncategorized Aug 12, 2020

Alternating Nostril Technique is a breathing exercise that has a very calming effect on the nervous system, and can instantly switch you from your sympathetic nervous system (stressed-state) to your parasympathetic nervous system (relaxed-state). It has also been shown to help stimulate the vagal nerve. If you have poor vagal tone, or if have abnormal adrenal stress hormone function, or depleted neurotransmitters, this technique will help aid in your healing.  

In this technique, we have combined box breathing with alternating nostril breathing, to ramp up the beneficial effects. Box breathing maintains a repetitive breathing pattern -  i.e. five seconds inhale, five seconds hold, five seconds exhale, five seconds hold, etc. Box breathing can heighten performance and concentration, while also being a powerful stress reliever. 

 

How to Perform

  1. Place your right index finger in the middle of your forehead, and use your thumb to block your right nostril and your...
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