Health Renovation

Have you ever renovated your house or a room in your house?  It’s a big job.  A whole house renovation goes through many stages, it takes time to see the final result and a whole lot of work goes into the process.  When you see before and after pictures it looks fast, easy and painless but for those who have lived through it you know it’s anything but. It’s a process.

Before spending time and money renovating, the first thing to ensure is that the foundation, electrical and plumbing is intact.  Only then do you start patching walls, painting and filling the house with more permanent fixtures.

Renovating a home takes patience.  Lots and lots of patience.  But at the end, when everything works perfectly and looks just the way you imagined, it all becomes worth it.

Renovating a house is similar to renovating yourself.  The word renovation isn’t often heard in conjunction with health but I think that’s really how we should be looking at it.  It is often called a health “transformation” as though it’s as simple as snapping your fingers and ta-da – you’re transformed – but it is a process, too. It does not happen overnight.  It takes hard work, time and dedication.

Sure, you can do a quick “renovation” – throw paint on the walls, hang some curtains – but if you neglect the leaking plumbing or the poor electrical then you will end up having to rip out and undo all of the work you did later on.

It’s the same thing for quick fix health solutions.  You can mask symptoms or lose a quick 10 pounds with one of the many fad diets but if you don’t heal the underlying issues like the foundation (gut, digestive system), plumbing (detoxification/elimination pathways) and electrical (brain, nervous system) you will end up with the same or worse health issues later on.

Take the time to do it right.  Get to the root of the issue.  Heal the gut. Start to absorb the nutrients you eat. Detoxify and support the liver. Create a sustainable, lifelong health plan.

If you’re ready to begin a health renovation, I can help.  My Health Renovation 6 Week Program begins January 14, 2019.

What exactly is the Health Renovation Program all about? In 6 weeks you will learn:

-how to heal the gut and repair your digestive system

-what foods are inflammatory and cause damage to your gut and digestive system

-what foods support healing and disease prevention

-how to support your liver and detoxification process

-what foods promote healthy elimination (bowel movements)

-how to enable your body to handle stress more efficiently and support your nervous system

-how to create simple meals for yourself that are healthy, nutritious, sustainable and delicious

-how simple lifestyle changes can positively enhance your health

What else do you get?

-access to an online community support group where you can ask questions, share recipes and connect with like-minded individuals

-a detailed powerpoint presentation that clearly outlines all the topics and aspects that you will learn as outlined up above

-unlimited communication with me via email/messenger regarding any and all questions you may have throughout the duration of the challenge

The challenge begins JANUARY 14, 2019.  The cost is $35.  Take charge of your health and join me for this lifechanging challenge.  Register by January 7 and receive a free 10 day meal plan plus 5 healthy snack ideas and tips for kitchen essentials!

Signing up is easy!  Simply click here to send me an email to get started!

 

You Are What You Eat – or ARE You?

 

You’ve all heard the expression you are what you eat.  But I like to say you are what you absorb.  The vast majority of people have issues with their gut.  Years of eating processed foods, foods exposed to toxins from pesticides and pollution, or eating allergen containing foods can all lead to problems with the gut making it difficult for your body to digest and breakdown foods and absorb the required nutrients.

What exactly is digestion and absorption?  Digestion is the process in which your body breaks down the food you eat into smaller components that can be absorbed.  Absorption is the transferring of the food components into the bloodstream to be circulated to all parts of the body.

 

Causes of Poor Absorption

 

  • Low stomach acid – low stomach acid is caused by stress, diet that is high in meat and refined grains, chlorinated water, antacids, coffee and nicotine.
  • Dysbiosis – an imbalance of the “good” and “bad” bacteria in the gut. Dysbiosis is caused by a high sugar diet, antibiotic usage, birth control pill, steroid medications.
  • Dehydration – water is a necessary component of breaking down food particles.

 

What You Can Do

 

Luckily, the body wants to repair itself and we can help our bodies become better at digesting and absorbing foods again.  Here’s what you do:

 

Foods to Eat:

-fresh squeezed lemon juice and water first thing in the morning

-whole foods as much as possible

-lots of brightly coloured fruits and vegetables

-probiotic foods daily

-protein at all 3 meals

-water!

 

Foods to Avoid/Decrease:

-wheat and wheat containing products

-dairy products

-sugar and products containing sugar (high fructose corn syrup etc)

-processed foods

-additives, preservatives, dyes, artificial ingredients

-caffeine

-alcohol

 

Also, avoid eating when you are rushed, stressed or upset and try not to eat too close to bedtime.  Taking these steps can ensure that you are making the most of the food that you put into your body and can set yourself up for optimal health.