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This is my Mum & Dad πŸ™‚

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 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!'
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This is my Mum & Dad πŸ™‚

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 (theyre 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 werent 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 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!

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What a good looking couple ❀❀❀

Bless their hearts. My dad passed away at almost 101, on no medication. He just had a sensible view of life - enjoy every minute, find humour every day, be really interested in people and the world around you, eat your meat and veg, a piece of fruit, move it or lose it, don’t drink or smoke, and an ice cream when he felt like it.

Who supplies the omega 3 index test?

...like eating better, getting some exercise, taking your supplements? 🀫 ... See MoreSee Less

...like eating better, getting some exercise, taking your supplements?  🀫

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I’m not sure this is what they meant πŸ€”

Two of my favourite things - kindness plus herbs!

Spotted at Mt Tamborine.
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Two of my favourite things - kindness plus herbs!

Spotted at Mt Tamborine.
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