Toowoomba! Will I be seeing you at The Good Gut Health Workshop on September 18?
We will be exploring all things gut health including:
🌱The obvious (and not-so obvious) signs of an unhappy, unhealthy gut
🌱The different layers of the gut and their functions
🌱How the microbiome works and how it can impact body and mind
🌱Foods and lifestyle tweaks to boost gut health
🌱The latest in gut health testing options
Your ticket includes:
🌱FREE Gut Health Recipe Booklet
🌱Optional Zinc Testing
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Shay Scott should try and go x
Zest Natural Therapies - Linda Back, Naturopath shared a post.
5 days ago
Do you remember me posting about my mum & dad a couple of months ago?
Mum had recently been diagnosed with high cholesterol, and the doctor she saw (not her usual one) apparently instantly whipped out his prescription pad to put her on cholesterol-lowering drugs with no discussion of diet, or actually addressing the underlying cause.
After her appointment, she and I discussed the potential side effects that come with these medications and decided to view her high cholesterol as a sign that something needed addressing in her body, and work on that rather than artificially bringing her levels down and lulling us into a false sense of security.
We have been working on a healthy, low-carbohydrate diet for the past few months. She already ate well, but a few too many carbs were sneaking in and these were causing problems in her body.
Yesterday she received her follow-up test results, and her cholesterol has come way down, and she saw her normal doctor who was very impressed. Not only this, but she has lost almost 10kg, and is feeling better mentally and fitting into clothes she hasn't worn for years!
The power of food, hey?This is my Mum & Dad 🙂
At the age of almost 76 & 74, they are healthy, active, and only on 1 medication between the two of them which is quite rare for people of their age. I am eternally grateful that the knowledge that I have soaked up over my years of training has resulted in my being able to help them stay healthy and out of the medical system as much as possible.
Recently my mum went to the doctor for a routine blood test and her results came back showing high cholesterol. The doctor (not her usual one, to be fair) did not spend any time at all talking to her about diet, lifestyle, other risk factors, addressing the underlying cause etc - he simply wrote out a script for cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. When she asked about side effects, he replied that they were 'extremely rare' (they're not).
Instead, we have been working on what has contributed to her high cholesterol, which as I explained to her was not a problem within itself, but instead it is a 'warning light' that something within the body needs addressing. So we have been working on some dietary improvements, even though her diet was pretty good to begin with, there were a few foods creeping in that weren't doing her any favours. And my Dad has to eat everything she does, so he is also getting the benefit! So far both of them are feeling a lot better, and she has lost 4.6kg and 4cm around her waist, and my Dad has lost 3.4kg and 5cm around his waist.
We also performed the new 'Omega 3 Index Test' which is a simple blood-spot test to check levels of omega 3 fatty acids (such as those found fish oils) in the body. This test actually gives a better marker of some cardiovascular risk factors than a cholesterol test does - so it was great to see that my Dad (who religiously takes his practitioner-strength fish oils daily) had an almost perfect score on this test, and Mum had one that was just a little under the ideal, which is easily remedied with the right supplement.
Funnily enough, on the (rare) occasions they have to visit their doctor, his words are usually 'I wish I had more patients like you!' ... See MoreSee Less
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We really have a tendency as humans to over-complicate things - nutrition included.
This is one of my favourite breakfasts - poached eggs with grilled tomatoes cooked in a drizzle of olive oil and topped with sea salt and cracked pepper.
Ready in 5 minutes, inexpensive, delicious and no strange ingredients or the latest ‘superfood’!
(P.S. Not the best shot, as I put priority on eating it while it was still hot! Who has time to style their breakfast? 😀) ... See MoreSee Less
Diced capsicum, tomato and bacon fried up and mixed together with egg. On toast. Mmmm
Hooray for common sense!
Except the sea salt probably contains micro plastics www.cbsnews.com/news/microplastics-sea-salt-from-ocean-plastic-pollution/ Rock salt may be a healthier choice
Just needs a handful of fresh picked Italian parsley... 👌
Ps, would you like any chillis?
I add baby spinach. A favourite.
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