Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins as stated in the name are vital to our functioning. They are obtained through our diet and lifestyle and contribute to us having proper functioning in our physical body and our mind.
Minerals are important compounds found in our diet that are fundamental to many processes in our physical and mental functioning. They are used to make hormones, they are vital in the role of certain processes on a cellular level. Without one mineral others can go out of balance.
Vitamins and minerals can be blocked by other factors, such as excessive toxicity, particularly from heavy metals found in all manner of items used in industry, in our water, in food storage and cookware.
Most people are often deficient in vitamins and minerals, purely because they don't eat a balanced diet. Then when you include stress levels, medications, food intolerances, you find that a large portion of the population are actually not getting the nutrients they need from their diet.
Investing in a good quality supplement that combines the right levels of nutrients but also natural food state elements too that help to bridge that gap.
Dr David Barker an epidemiologist was the first to link nutrition with chronic disease especially in regard to foetal and early stage development. (Source here)
More and more people seem to be suffering with allergies these days. In fact, research shows that 19.6% of the australian population have suffered with at least one allergic episode. (Source here) This area is one of the highest growing health issues today. This includes auto-immune conditions.
Many people are self-diagnosing food allergies and removing huge food groups from their diets as they have associated these with discomfort.
Allergies come in all shapes and sizes and create all kinds of reactions. They are not easy to balance, however, they can be worked with to ease symptoms and eventually help the person to de-sensitise themselves to the substance.
Some allergies can become hidden too. This means they are masked behind other problems and only reveal themselves when working with other issues.
Allergies take time to balance and a systematic approach needs to be taken to ensure that all elements of the issue are dealt with correctly in the most appropriate way for the person so as not to create further issues.
Around 67% of the australian adult population being overweight or obese. Thats 12.5 million Australians! (source DoH here)
Weight is certainly an increasingly important subject. But is it weight that we need to be looking at. Or is it what we eat and how we store excess energy as fat. Our fat cells grow and we end up with deposits all over our bodies as subcutaneous fat and also as visceral fat.
Visceral fat is probably the more important of these to look at as it sits around our organs and can cause issues such as Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. (study sources)
Whilst exercise is certainly an important part of weight management, diet and nutrition play a much larger role in leading a healthy life at a healthy weight. In fact, it is now recognised that adipose tissue (fat) secretes hormones that can disrupt our metabolic function and that many overweight or obese people are often nutritionally deficient which makes it harder for their bodies to shed the pounds.
Our clinically backed, proven program, addresses specifically the visceral fat issue and helps to shrink fat cells, build muscle and balance hormones.
Natural Vitamins and Minerals
Not all supplements are alike. In fact, the majority of supplements you find in health food stores, pharmacies and supermarkets are we what call synthetic vitamins and minerals. This means that instead of using the nutrient from a natural source, they make a chemical compound that looks like the natural one and use that. This is so they can keep costs down and make loads of them.
Think about it. Our bodies are designed to eat fresh food. How do we know if our gut can even assimilate something that mimics the natural compound? We don't? In fact, there is growing research that we actually pee out most of those supplements.
So what do we do?
I my experience as a kinesiologist, muscle testing many different products on hundreds of people, the more natural the product, the more likely you can utilise it.
Now we come to purity. What if it is natural, but the foods put into it at genetically modified, or contaminated with pesticides and herbicides? When they dehydrate the plant, everything gets dehydrated with it, concentrating everything into that tablet.
I have only come across one comapny that provides natural supplements, that are GMO free and completely pesticide and herbicide free. In fact they have a traceability from plant to bottle. They own the process from seed to bottle and perform hundreds of quality and purity tests to ensure standards are met.
So next time you reach for your supplement, think what you are putting into your body and whether it is actually doing you any good?
Homeopathy has become a very controversial subject over the years and is currently under threat. It works on the principle that like treats like. Natural compounds are diluted and made into pill or liquid form that is taken orally or made into creams or tinctures that can be rubbed on the skin. If the preparation matches the pattern of the disease, then the remedy helps the body to 'heal' itself.
These products can be very helpful in assisting the body to recognise and recover from deficiencies. Sometimes a person cannot tolerate the full physical form of a nutrient and so a homeopathic can be used to help the body to recognise the pattern of the substance and learn to utilise it again. Schuessler Tissue Salts are an excellent example of this.
These remedies can also be used to challenge issues within a person to encourage them to begin recovering. Sometimes disease patterns become locked in and are hard to balance.
We also use these remedies to detect tiny amounts of toxic substances, allowing us to challenge recovery from heavy metal toxicity and other such issues.