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Wednesday
Aug272014

Detoxification Part Two – How to Detox 

Words by Michelle Jones


 

Lets’s Recap

Before we explore how to go about doing a detox, lets recap the main points we talked about in Detox Part One. We learned that:

  • Detoxification is cleaning out the body of harmful pathogens and toxins that have accumulated due to what we have eaten, drank, or been exposed to.  
  • Toxins that remain in our body can cause blockages in our receptor sites, transport mechanisms, and in our body’s nutrient absorption.  
  • Toxins can cause oxidative damage and are a major source of most digestive problems people suffer from these days.   
  • Unless we detoxify our body, it will not be able to function optimally, and we will not have the energy that we need or the health that we want.


Detox Program

There are various ways of doing a detox, but one program does not work for all. We are all individual beings and have our own unique constitution. The best thing to do in order to do a proper and complete detoxification is to go to your practitioner and let them create a program specific to your needs.


Here at Live Well we have special tests that we do to ensure we provide you with the best detox program.

  1. Iris Analysis – to check which organs need detoxification and support
  2. Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Testing – to check mineral levels and heavy metals in the body that have been depleted due to the body’s imbalance
  3. Amino Acid Assay – a full amino acid analysis to check that the body has what it needs to function optimally and to rebuild itself effectively
  4. Food intolerance test – to identify foods the body is unable to tolerate and thus causing reactions internally when they are consumed
  5. Free Radical Testing – to check levels of oxidative stress and free radicals in the body.
  6. pH testing – to check if the body pH is acidic or alkaline


In a consultation we can discuss your particular needs and choose the right tests for you.

Can’t wait to get started? Here are a few simple tips to start off with that you can do on your own to get started on your detox:

  1. Ensure you are drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day.
  2. Avoid processed foods, fatty foods, alcohol, coffee, softdrinks, and other stimulants.
  3. When handling cleaning products, use the proper protective gears.
  4. Keep your house clear of moulds, by regularly checking and cleaning areas where moulds may grow.
  5. Adapt a healthy lifestyle by ensuring that you are sleeping well, eating right, and exercising regularly (not every day, but regularly)
  6. Learn to de-stress through meditation or yoga.
  7. Incorporate green smoothies in your diet.
  8. Laugh as laughter is the best medicine and the best balancer for our body.


A bit about Michelle...

Michelle Jones is a results driven anti-aging naturopathic practitioner. Shebelieves in the quest for optimal health and helps her patients understand that longevity and optimal health are within their body's capability, as long as it is provided with the necessary tools to ensure optimal function, growth, and development. 

Michelle's practice focuses on reversing ageing inside and out and has helped patients with gut disorders, hypertension, diabetes, food intolerances, and chronic illness achieve optimal health. 

To book an appointment with Michelle, call the centre on 02 6295 0400

Tuesday
Aug192014

How To Discover Your Purpose

What is Purpose?

“…a clear purpose – a meaningful goal or mission that connects us with other human beings.”  Dan Millman

Basically, our life purpose is what we are here to do and it always involves helping other people. When you live true to yourself with love, compassion and joy you will touch the lives of others wherever you go. Many people look for their purpose in their career, however sometimes it is not your actual job that is your purpose but rather who and how you interact with others. Your purpose also does not necessarily mean to be rich and famous. It could be as simple as learning compassion, forgiveness or honesty.

Our subconscious knows what we are here to do, even if we don’t consciously know. Our life purpose does not involve any unnecessary struggle but it does require challenges and tests.

How Do We Discover Our Purpose?

We all have free will, so you do have choices in everything you do. However, you are here for a reason and when you find that purpose your heart will sing and things will have a tendency to fall into place.

But what if you don’t feel that way? What if you feel lost and confused? Then what can you do? Well there are a wide variety of tools out there that can point you in the right direction and give you an idea of what you’re good at. Some of the tools I use and love are astrology, numerology, synchronicity and intuition. 

Astrology

Astrology uses your date, time and place of birth discover the alignment of the planets and the stars at your exact moment of birth. Every planet and star constellation in this galaxy has a particular energy and frequency that influences who you are and what you will do. Astrology is an ancient art and the world’s oldest science, dating back millennia ago. The primary reason Astrology exists is to answer questions about you. It holds out the promise that you do not have to pass through life reacting blindly to experience, that you can within limits direct your own destiny and in the process reach a truer self-understanding. 

Numerology

Numerology is another popular tool used to discover what your purpose is in life. However, while this method does also use your time of birth, it focuses just on the numbers of your birthday. Numerology dates back to the Pythagorean school of ancient Greece, where it has been used as a tool ever since to understand the forces that shape the human personality. In exploring the fundamentals of form and frequency, Pythagoras discovered the relationships between mind and matter, and pointed to hidden numerical patterns that served as keys to unlocking secrets of the psyche.

An example of how you would add the numbers is your birthday:

  • 12 October 1999
  • 1 + 4 + 1 + 0 + 1 + 9 +9 + 9 = 32
  • 3 + 2 = 5
  • Therefore your life purpose number is 5.

What Is Keeping You From Your Purpose - Obstacles

Obstacles are any problems, issues, emotions and memories that have kept you from getting what you do want. Here are some examples:

  •      Time
  •      Procrastinating
  •      Fear of success or fear of failure
  •      Lack of finances
  •      Ill health
  •      Self doubt
  •      Laziness
  •      Don’t deserve it

How To Overcome Your Obstacles

It is important to learn how to overcome our obstacles. Why? If you can imagine all your obstacles, negative emotions, past experiences, memories and self-talk are all in your hands. So, here you are holding onto your problems, and I come along with this bright glowing ball filled with your life purpose and living the life you want. How will you hold it if your hands are full of all this negative stuff? We need to release and let go of the past, it isn’t real anymore.

When we’ve held onto all our baggage for so long, we may feel reluctant to let it all go. I can help you and give you the tools to release your negative emotions, take the emotional charge out of your memories so they no longer bother you, and empower you to live the life you deserve to live. Some of the tools I use is Holistic Counselling, Crystal Healing, Reiki, Colour Therapy, Flower Essences and FasterEFT.

You can also take responsibility and start clearing out your cupboard by doing meditating, saying affirmations, visualisation and keeping a happiness journal.

Love and Gratitude,

Steph Fleeton

Introductory Offer: September Special

If you attend an appointment during the month of September you will receive your choice of a Personalised Numerology Report or an Astrology Summary Report written by myself, which is valued at $95. Places are limited. 

Steph is Live Well's Wellbeing Coach and Holistic Therapist. She is available for consultations on Saturdays.

A Wellbeing Coach is a supportive mentor who empowers individuals to develop positive choices in all aspects of their lives. This is accomplished through education and support to achieve lifestyle changes and goals.

A Holistic Therapist focuses on all aspects of the individual; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual in order to bring the entire body into balance and harmony. This holistic approach to health uses Crystal Healing, Colour Therapy, Holistic Counselling, Reiki, Flower Essences, the Chakra and Meridian Systems and FasterEFT.

Wednesday
Aug132014

Detoxification Part One - Who needs it? 

Are you chronically tired?
Do you wake up feeling exhausted?
Do you feel like you can’t get through your day without a fix?
Do you have dark circles in your eyes?
Do you suffer from headaches or migraines?
Do you have bad breath or bad body odour?
Do feel achey or sore?
Do you experience hay fever, sinusitis, or sniffling when you wake up in the morning?
Do you have a hard time losing weight?
Do you have difficulty concentrating?
Have you noticed you have poor memory?
Do you suffer from recurrent infections?
Do you suffer from an autoimmune disease?
Do you have allergies or food intolerances?
Are you sensitive to perfume or chemicals?
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or mood swings?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you need a detox.

Detoxification is a word we always come across in this day and age.  Detox diets, detox drinks, detox this and that.  But what does detoxification really mean?

Detoxification is the process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins from the body.  It is cleaning out the body of harmful pathogens and toxins that have accumulated due to what we have eaten, drank, or even what the body has been exposed to.  The wrong diet, the wrong lifestyle choices, pollution, chemicals around us, all expose us to toxins that our body has to get rid of.  

Toxins are substances that can interfere with the normal processes of the body.  Toxins that remain in our body can cause blockages in our receptor sites, transport mechanisms, and in our body’s nutrient absorption.  They can cause oxidative damage and are a major source of most digestive problems people suffer from these days.   Because of these, unless we detoxify our body, it will not be able to function optimally, and we will not have the energy that we need or the health that we want.

Some factors that may contribute to the need for a detox program include:

  • Pharmaceutical medications and antibiotics
  • Processed foods, fatty foods, alcohol, coffee, soft drinks
  • Cigarettes, 2nd hand smoke, pollution
  • Insecticides, herbicides, and cleaning solvents
  • Heavy metals
  • Mould, pollen, and algae
  • And many more.

If you have ticked yes to the first list and you have been exposed to the second list above, then it is time to do a detox.  It is time to rid your body of toxins, rebalance your nutrient levels, and reboot your health.  There are various ways of doing a detox, but one program does not work for all.  We are all individual beings and have our own unique constitution.  The best thing to do in order to do a proper and complete detoxification is to go to your practitioner and let them create a program specific to your needs.

Next week…How to Detox! 

Here is a green smoothie recipe to try out:

1 handful of Baby Spinach
1 apple, peeled and cored
1 banana
1 kiwi fruit
1 ½ cup Coconut juice or Filtered Water

 

Blend together til smooth and drink.

Wednesday
Aug062014

Magical Mushrooms

With the Canberra Truffle Season in full swing lets look at some of the amazing health benefits of mushrooms.

Button Mushrooms
Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable source of vitamin D, a vitamin in which one third of Australians are deficient. Just like our skin, mushrooms can convert sunlight into Vitamin D. Australian research has shown that placing mushrooms in sunlight for an hour boosts the Vitamin D content sufficiently to help us fight osteoporosis, boost our immune systems and help prevent heart disease and type two diabetes. Wow! 

Portobello Mushrooms
We usually associate anti-oxidants rich foods with colourful vegetable and fruits like berries and peppers. However, the more demure but nevertheless stylish Portobello mushrooms have the same oxygen radical absorbing capacity of red peppers boosting your immune system, your memory and your mood.

Shitake
A staple of Asian cuisine these fleshy and flavourful mushrooms are a powerhouse of health boosting properties. They contain eritadenine a cholesterol lowering substance as well as lentinan which has anti-tumour properties and has been used to treat cancer. Shitakes are also used to protect the liver, relive gallstones and stomach ulcers and have antiviral and antibacterial effects. 

Reishi
Reishi mushrooms are woody, hard and bitter so don’t pop them in your stir-fry! However being known as the ‘Mushroom of Immortatlity’, means they have some serious health kudos. Taken in the form of an extract or capsule, reishi mushroom is used to boost immune function, reduce inflammation and allergies and inhibit tumour growth. Ask your naturopath about dosage and suitability. 

Black Perigord Truffles
Whilst high in protein and low in fat, this most precious of mushrooms (technically an underground mushroom without stems) doesn’t really register on the nutritional hall of fame. However, with their alluring aroma and deliciously delicate taste, truffles enliven the senses and may for a short moment bring you ever so pleasantly into the moment. Which in our busy lives is surely one of the most important health benefits of all.

However, with their alluring aroma and deliciously delicate taste, truffles enliven the senses and may for a short moment bring you ever so pleasantly into the moment. Which in our busy lives is surely one of the most important health benefits of all.

 

Wednesday
Jul302014

Overwhelm is the New Black

At Live Well we see so many people who, for one reason or another, find themselves feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious. In some ways it’s no surprise, modern life demands more and more of our attention. If you’re like me, when you have a spare moment, you’ll find yourself compulsively checking your emails or your text messages or reading something on your phone. Never before have we had such access to information and stimulation.

The consequence? We’ve trained ourselves to be switched on and ready to respond at all times. From a body/mind perspective this means we are perpetually in action mode. It’s interesting to note that you can be lying in a hammock on a tropical island sipping a cocktail but if you are thinking about work then, as far as your nervous system is concerned, you may as well be at work.

Generally speaking we spend way too much time switched on and not nearly enough time spent unwinding and relaxing. In fact most of us have become really good at ‘coping’ with being switched on for long periods and really bad at switching off and deeply unwinding. If you push yourself through the day with low energy and high stress, finding you need to rely more and more on stimulants like sugar and caffeine to keep you going through the day you will know what I’m talking about.

The solution? First to recognise where you find yourself. If you are overwhelmed but just keeping your head above water, don’t wait to see whether life’s going to get easier. If you’ve felt this way for a while, it probably won’t. If you’re already experiencing uncomfortable physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, episodes of panic as well as a feeling that you’re no longer able to keep a lid on things then you probably already have anxiety.

To break the cycle I suggest seeking professional help from someone who is going to offer not just short term relief but longer term holistic strategies. Psychologists, for example, will give you a range of mind tools and education. A naturopath can give you herbs and supplements to reduce symptoms, build resilience and restore balance. Acupuncture will reset your nervous system, helping you access deep states of relaxation perhaps for the first time in a long time. Kinesiology can help you understand the mental and emotional patterns that have been keeping you from switching off and of course a massage or pampering treatment creates a space and time where you can completely let go. Just remember  ‘coping’ doesn’t have to be your norm, for your health’s sake it’s time to take action.

- Words by Wes Smith