30 days to healthy living

30 DAYS TO HEALTHY LIVING

😴Feeling tired all the time?
🤔Grumbling tummy?
😢 IBS flare-ups?
🤔Lacking energy and oompf?

Read on as I have some exciting news!

I’ve been working away in the background for the past few months investigating and trying out new NUTRITION products that will help support my clients and friends on their wellbeing journey.

We know gut health and clean eating massively contributes to an overall feeling of wellness BUT REALISTICALLY this can feel really hard to get started with.

If you are:

🙉 Confused about where to start with food?
🙈 Interested but lacking in motivation?
🙉 Overwhelmed by products and supplements?

Let me help! PM me and we can talk about how to get you feeling back on track in just 30 days 🙋‍♀️

I can support you with:
* Menu planning and recipes
* Nutritional products to help
*121 coaching to get your started and keep you motivated

Comment below or send me an email and let’s get you back on track to wellness xx

VITAMINS AND MINERALS

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WHY DO WE NEED TO TAKE VITAMINS AND MINERALS?

Last week, I was invited to give a talk to the Butterfly course at StudioBelle last sharing some basic information about vitamins and minerals and when you might need them. I’m sharing some of the highlights below in the hope it helps you understand when and why you might need a nutritional top-up.

 

 

 

WHY AND WHEN TO USE THEM

Supplements – they literally supplement and complement your life style. Use them as a top-up to help maintain optimum vitamin and mineral levels.

 

BUT WHY WOULD YOU NEED A TOP UP?

Always times when our body needs a helping hand. Whether it be knowing there are lots of germs flying around and reaching for the Vitamin C and Echinacea, or knowing that you’re juggling multiple things and need an energy boost with some vitamin B.

Mineral and vitamin levels in foods have decreased over the years hence rise in organic farming. Selenium for example is a mineral previously abundant but now virtually untraceable in soil used to grow your vegetables.

Eating a healthy rainbow diet full of protein, fruit and vegetables is a great way to kick start your health. Increasing your water intake (yes I know you must hear it all the time but as our body is made up of 70% water it is rather vital!) is a great way of maintain healthy cells.

Fun fact: did you know that you can survive for a few weeks without food but only a few days without water?

 

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ARE THEY ALL THE SAME?

Unfortunately not – that would make life too easy!

To ensure you get the maximum benefit and cost efficiency, try to look for the purest form available, ideally in a food soluble variety to allow maximum absorption. This may mean a change from your traditional high street brands but I am confident you will see a difference.

I recommend 5 high quality companies:

Neals Yard     Cytoplan       Nutri Advanced     Metabolics       BioCare

Very happy to help you choose the best supplements for you, just contact me.

 

WATCH OUT FOR:

There are some ‘fillers’ that are best to watch out for:

  • Bulking agents – to top up the content of the pills or capsules
  • Binders – used to stick ingredients together in a tablet
  • Anti-caking agents – to stop the ingredients clogging up machines
  • Carriers – to maintain a powder consistency
  • Coatings – to make swallowing easy
  • Preservatives – to save ingredients from spoiling
  • Emulsifiers – to bind water to fats
  • Colours – to look more appealing to the consumer
  • Flavours – to alter the taste, even in tablets that are swallowed whole
  • Sweeteners – to add flavour. Look for words ending in -“ose”

 

SO WHAT I SHOULD USE FOR HOW I AM FEELING?

Below is a little list I’ve created to give you an idea of the vitamins and minerals that often show up with these conditions. It’s not an exhaustive list but hopefully it gives you an idea of what to look for. Please note, I am not recommending you take all of them, but do some research yourself and have a think about which elements you feel would be appropriate. Also please do check with a health practitioner if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking medication.

Want to know what could help you? Kinesiology can help you with nutritional testing, assessing your body and identifying areas  that could do with some support. If you would like to have your vitamin and mineral levels checked with Kinesiology testing, do get in touch.

 

BASIC HEALTH:

Good starting point: Multi mineral and vitamins, fish oils

STRESSFUL LIVES:

Vit B, zinc

‘Adrenal support ‘ (B5, selenium, chromium, kelp) NB: Do not take additional B vitamins with this

TIREDNESS:

B vits

Adrenal support

Fish oils with Co Q10 (for energy)

PMS

Calcium

B6

Magnesium

Maca powder

Herbal: Agnus Castus

IBS SYMPTOMS:

Probiotics

Digestive enzymes

Avoid trigger foods

FEELING LOW:

Vit D

Fish Oils

Multi min and vit
Selenium

SUGAR CRAVINGS

Vit C

Chromium

Tapping and positive statements e.g. I feel better if I eat healthier food.

MENOPAUSE:

Multi (B,C E)

Calcium

Vit D

Fish Oils

Co Q10 (for energy)

Herbal:

Black cohosh

St Johns Wort

Aromatherapy Womens Balance

OVERINDULGING OVER XMAS:

Digestive enzymes

Vit B for energy

Vit C and zinc for immune system

Milk thistle for to help your liver!

 

 

 Health disclaimer: this is general advice please do consult with a health practitioner if you have any existing medical condition or are on medication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick breakfast

Struggle to eat breakfast?

Try this super simple smoothie to get in plenty of vitamins, minerals & all important anti-oxidants to help boost your immune system. It really does pack a bit of zing and put a spring in your step and it only takes 2 minutes to prepare – perfect breakfast!

Super simple

Try this:

x1 banana

x1 apple

x1 carrot

x1 handful of spinach

x1/2 scoop of Berry and/or Organic Greens Complex Delicious Berry Complex from NYRO

x1/2 cup of almond, rice or coconut milk

x 1/2 cup of water

 

Have a try and let me know what you think? I’d love to hear if you like it and what else you put into it.

Happy springing 🙂

Sx

 

Seriously tasty juice!

LOVE THIS JUICE!

This is the tastiest juice I’ve ever made!! It’s the perfect post PT session protein juice. I endured/enjoyed a tough cardio session with my personal trainer this morning and my body was craving a nutritious, easily digestible snack so I trawled through Jason Vale’s juice recipes and adapted a protein booster to suit the contents of my kitchen cupboard. I replaced spirulina with flaxseed & CoQ10 and chia seeds for extra nutrients.

It’s the first time I’ve take the juice and popped it in the blender to add extra nutrients and it worked really well.

Normally I drink juices to be good and get healthy vits inside me with varying results on the taste-o-meter but this one is seriously yummy!

Protein juice JUICE INGREDIENTS

 

How to make it:

Juice: x3 carrots, x3 apples, 1cm ginger

Transfer the juice extract into a blender

Add:  1/2 avocado, 1tsp hemp seed & 1tsp flaxseed with Brazil nuts & coQ10.

Result: Feeling so good now and ready for a day of ‪#‎Kinesiology‬ clients and studying.

 

‪#‎BreakfastBestMealOfTheDay‬ ‪#‎Juice‬ ‪#‎MondayMorning‬‪#‎FitNotSkinny‬ ‪#‎PT‬ ‪#‎Nutrition‬ ‪#‎healthyeating‬ ‪#‎happy‬ ‪#‎energy‬‪#‎FeelingGood‬

Digestive issues

IBS support – I was chatting to a lady who has been struggling with stomach pain and I explained how I used to suffer from IBS + all its embarrassing symptoms: bloating + pain YES, issues with random foods YES, rushing out of an important meeting to rush to the bathroom YES. I told her I used to carry immodium, buscopan + peppermint capsules all the time, got frequent mouth ulcers (probably caused by an inflammed digestive tract) and wore baggy clothes to accommodate my stomach randomly swelling throughout the day. She is currently doing EXACTLY THE SAME!

She was amazed when I said I no longer suffer with it. Kinesiology helped identify both small + large intestine imbalances, an open ICV, nutritional deficiencies, food intolerances and how my emotional state was playing havoc with my health. A few quick fixes saw a massive improvement + then a sustained approach to reducing stress (or rather my reactions to it) really helped.

Needless to say, she’s booking in to see me!

Quick tip:
If you chew gum STOP IT NOW! Sorbitol in gum doesn’t help but the act of chewing produces saliva which tells your stomach to get all those digestive juices flowing ready for a meal which then doesn’t come; add in extra intake of air and you have a very unhappy tummy.