A Multifaceted Approach Improves Menopause Symptoms

A study in 2018 looked at alternative therapies in contrast to prescribed HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy). Despite a non conclusive result mainly due to the individuals interpretation of symptoms and the limited clinical support during the trial, the conclusive discussion stated that the safest and most effective way to treat menopausal symptoms will be different for each woman and will involve a multifaceted approach incorporating diet, exercise, supplementation, and possibly reflexology. 

I have worked with clients who have expressed a reduction in their symptoms when they have made dietary changes, commenced taking supplements, introduced exercise (yoga) once a week and received reflexology once a week.

When we look at balancing the hormones it involves the endocrine system.

To romance and create a happy optimum functioning endocrine system you should aim to reduce stress within the body by:

  • Eating foods that are known to be anti-inflammatory and non digestive irritants
  • Free up the organ systems through gentle yoga postures that allow the body to stretch and organs rebalance and settle (particularly important if you have a job where you sit for prolonged time)
  • Take herbal supplements such as Black cohosh, Sage
  • Take vitamins and minerals B6, K2,D3 Magnesium, Boron, Calcium, Omega-3
  • Learn meditation
  • Achieve complete deep relaxation through either deep tissue massage or reflexology.

To make changes in your diet connect with me for a 60 minute video call and hear how easy it is to start working towards a healthier and happier menopause.

For those living in the Southport area (North West UK), I offer Reflexology and dietary advice combined. Click her to enquire.

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Well I know I am a nutritionist and my first line of attack on my clients is natural food but I am going to shout from the roof tops over this amazing protein powder.

Never have I tasted a protein powder that doesn’t have at least some powder after taste, this is just good taste from the first sip to the last dregs of the beaker.

I love it and when you read the reviews I am not alone in saying it is amazing especially when mixed with almond milk.

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Allow your ‘aha’ moment achieve you lifelong health benefits.

‘Aha’ moments are unique to the individual, yet more often than not, when the ‘aha’ occurs we don’t know where to go to turn it into a reality.

 

 

 

 



Time after time I witness clients presenting with poor diets, lack of sleep, limited or zero exercise and chronic stress, who confess to trying a variety of pills and potions promising a miracle cure to achieve their goal!

Yet interestingly as soon as I begin to connect with my clients I witness them experience ‘aha’ moments, when they come to realise that whilst medicine may be lifesaving, it can also have a negative effect resulting in obesity, irritability, mood swings, compromised immune system, digestive issues, blood pressure and type II diabetes.

Media reports and glossy magazines remind us daily that the answer to a healthy body and mind is through correct nutrition and exercise, yet many would rather visit the GP to pick up some form of prescribed medicine instead of visit the grocery store to purchase an array of vegetables and fruit. (Do not misunderstand me, prescriptive medicine plays an important part in maintaining health in specific cases, though it can often be used as a quick fix or to mask symptoms rather than provide a cure for the cause of the symptom. At no point in this post am I suggesting you stop taking prescribed medication)

If your cells start to malfunction, your health begins to deteriorate, slowly organ functions become less efficient and symptoms start to show. Allowing your cell health to continue deteriorating can lead to chronic long term illness and disease.

As your body experiences organ inefficiency more symptoms will occur. Disease becomes present. Symptoms will worsen. Many will return to the GP for further medication. Pain continues. Brain fog becomes a daily occurrence. Experience of irritability and moody swings. Difficulty at work,and fulfilling daily functions. Daily living becomes difficult, loss of independence the reliant upon others to provide care.

A chronic disease not only affect the individual put impacts greatly on the family.

What Nutrition Body and Soul provide as an alternative to a prescriptive medication is natural healing from the inside out and outside in. Respecting the body as a collaborative mental and physical system, the management of multiple causes collectively often results in sustainable long term results. Medication can often mask the deep rooted cause; for example pain is heightened when the body is in a tense stress mode, so we take the pain killers to mask the pain in stead of adopting relaxation techniques and the necessary nutrients into our daily routines.

How do Nutrition Body and Soul address symptoms if not through medication? Taking a close look at how to improve gut health, immune cell function, cleanse processes, hormone balance, cell energy efficiency; identified through clients current habits and making positive changes in order to promote health. Getting to the root cause, supporting the client to make the changes and remain determined and focused.

Good health is achieved through the right nutrients and lifestyle choices that are realistic and achievable, all governed by the client. If you are experiencing pain, fatigue, brain fog, stress, obesity, or other concerns, nutritional coaching may be the answer you are looking for.

The changes are decided by you, the food is natural (no need to be a fantastic cook!), exercise is at a level to suit you (simple daily stretches or intense workouts), relaxation therapies are the frames that holds the picture of changes together. I like to use breathing, mindfulness, reflexology, tapping and meditation.

Do you want to regain your health, move more, sleep better, increase your energy? Make the right choice to help your desire of change to stay. Let me help. I run a holistic nutritional coaching programme that has helped many people just like you successfully adopt and sustain lifestyle changes. It can be done. Let’s begin that journey to greater success at sustaining the health behaviours you are trying so hard to adopt.

A brief outline of the programme: It is focused on developing self-belief and strengthening your inner desire for success.
Step 1. Establish what you see as your life purpose
Step 2. What are the reasons for you wanting the change?
Step 3. How do you see your current state of health?
Step 4. How do you manage your health?
Step 5. What/who inspires you?

Delivery of the programme is initially individual consultations with the options to join an on line support group. Sharing successes and how challenges are managed reinforces the inner belief that goals can be achieved and your life reclaimed.

Book your initial FREE video chat with me now


It is really that simple: But YOU must want to change

 

Simple realistic change

Over the past couple of weeks many new clients have asked similar questions during their early consultations, “I know what I want to do but I don’t know where to start’.

And the truth is…

“It really is very simple” is my usual response and then I talk them through realistic goal setting and vision targets. 

However I also ask one key question “Are YOU sure YOU want to change your …….. ?” (eating habits, career, lifestyle, weight, sugar intake, wine intake etc.)

 

The simple change you have to make has to be important to YOU and nobody else. If you do not have the inner desire to change, that change, no matter how hard you try, will not be sustained and you will be back where you started….

Simple Realistic Changes

Try This Today:

  1. Start with a Big Vision – This can be so wild it seems completely unrealistic – however, it has to be something YOU truly want. Not something you think you may like, or others would like you to do or be, it has to be YOUR inner want
  2. Break that goal down into small simple achievable goals. So you want to run the marathon yet you currently lead a sedentary lifestyle. The first goal will be to walk every evening after work for 20 mins for 7 days. Then increase for the following week to 30 minutes. YOU can achieve these small manageable changes and the rewards will ultimately be huge and sustainable for the rest of your life, because YOU are in control, YOU are achieving, YOU are making the changes for YOU
  3. Reward yourself at each goal. This can be anything you truly enjoy. Maybe by walking every evening you are eating less snacks, save that money and buy yourself a new exercise/sports t-shirt at the end of 4 weeks. Again a visible reward that will remind you of your success every time you wear it is far more effective than a celebratory meal. 

It look’s very easy doesn’t it? It is…….

But I want YOU to know that I never said making the change is easy!

Why?

Because we have developed ‘want’ and ‘now’ attitudes towards life… we give up when we don’t see immediate results.

People rush to achieve their goals and fail.  

Don’t set YOURSELF up to fail

Don’t turn away from the opportunity to start making positive changes to your health and lifestyle…..

Trust me, it’ll work.

You don’t need an overly-complicated, 48-step process to get your life on track… Though I can create one if you really insist……

I imagine time is not on your side to read pages of instructions and watch videos…….

Yet Simplistic Change is…….

 

Thats why this is so effective and why my clients return again and again to keep making small changes that are collectively resulting is huge life changing results.

Simple 45 minute video calls to identify your target and methods to achieve your goals….. that’s all it takes to start making YOUR small changes make a different to your lifestyle.

I specialise in helping make changes to:

  • Reduce Bloat and tender abdomens
  • Reduce irritability and mood swings
  • Reduce sugar intake
  • Improve Joint mobility
  • Improve digestion and reduce elimination problems
  • Reduce the risk of urinary tract infections
  • Improve mental wellbeing
  • Improve energy levels
  • Improve skin health

Plus many more…

Contact me at http://www.nutritionbodyandsoul.com/contact/

Benefits of Stretching

Benefits of Stretching

You need to stretch! Its is a form of exercise thats promotes flexibility. The effects of stretching are not obvious to the individual or those observing. Deep inside your body, and your organs are experiencing a workout that has a multitude of benefits.

Stretching is both a physical and mental activity. When we stretch we are conscious of the movements being performed, becoming steady in our stance and allowing our minds to focus. Your brain is a muscle and the calmness gained through gentle stretching soothes it and promotes effective blood circulation; vital to manage brain fog, irritability and general headaches and strain.

The most obvious benefit from stretching is flexibility.

All athletes and sports people spend many hours stretching before and after intense training sessions. This is because it increase the blood flow, reduces muscle injuries and the flexibility has life-long benefits.

If you struggle to touch your toes, who will be putting on your socks in later life? Just a thought.

Many animals can be been stretching, we need to stretch too. The best stretches are those that elongate the body, stretch the spine, opening up our digestive tract and rib cage.

Stretching lowers blood sugar levels.

Stretch to allow your digestive system the chance to realign. The pancreas is your organ responsible for insulin that controls your blood sugar levels. Movement allows good blood flow and can promote the insulin production that regulates glucose move from the blood to the tissues. Your capillaries naturally open up when muscle movement occurs.

Stretching reduces high blood pressure

As we stretch the heart pumps to accommodate the mechanisms of the muscle movement. Stretching in a calm focused method lowers your hormone cortisol, which is known to tense muscles. When cortisol levels are low, the heart beats more effectively and may reduce blood pressure. Stretching has been known to soften stiffened arteries allowing more effective blood supply to all the other organs within your body.

Stretching keeps muscles healthy

If you don’t use it, you will lose it…… is very true in the case of your muscles. As we adopt more sedentary lifestyles with extended periods of sitting down our muscles become weak. Similarly aches and pains are often as a result of limited movement. We restrict the blood flow and vital nutrients getting to our cells. Removing waste and toxins from your cells requires movement, simple stretching can reduce cramping and aches.

Stretching can increase joint movement

Tendons attach your bones to muscles and are found at joints. If you allow these tendons or similar connective tissues to become stiff, you will experience inflammation and joint pain. Furthermore, breakdown of fibres created by a protein known as collagen is usually seen especially when the hips and knees require operations to loosen the joints.

Ageing

As we age our body naturally weakens, therefore when flexibility is maintained through regular stretching the body is better equipped to prevent stiff aching joints and risk of fractures.

Some stretches

Your gut loves you when you stretch. It feels ‘free’, can realign and work far more efficiently for you. You will benefit from a daily stretch and experience less abdominal discomfort and bloating.

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