Testimonials

Asima has been providing me with guidance for over six weeks now and the program is working wonderfully with health and weight all improving.

She offers a fantastically holistic approach and the Skype sessions are perfect for me; no time spent getting to and from appointments!
I would not be doing as well as I am without her adult supervision!!!

Ross L.


 

The 90 day program had tremendous positive impact on me.

First of all, my diet and my eating habits changed dramatically and continuing to change,so that I experienced more healthy and happier days which affected in increased mental clarity,focus and better quality sleep.On the other side when I involved the relaxation and awareness around food, all other areas changed,I feel more grateful,appreciative for all the people,situations and places that I am . The second thing that I am thankful is that after 2 months consistent yoga practices I started to see feelingly much more good and beauty around me. Now when I am slowing down nice and steady and not getting involved so much in multitasking as before and feel even more productive and satisfied.I learned that I am not perfect and I will never be,but I like myself like that because I am in the process of continuing work on myself.


I got more sureness how to take better self-care and self-love.I took a fabulous trip that I was able to experience a 3 day peaceful heaven ,as good quality food,beautiful view dinners,beach walks,spa,relax and etc. On the other happy side I also lost 8 pounds and now with all of the breathing techniques in the sessions I am seeing myself more spiritual and creative.
Thank you so much about that magical program 

Adriana D.


Hello everyone,

Asima has been an amazing Health Coach.  I’ve been working with Asima for the past 6 months now, she is so passionate, determined and knowledgable about Health.

I’ve been blown away by how Asima has empowered and inspired me, to ask for better, to positively change my behaviours and to become a stronger version of myself.

I totally recommend Asima as a Coach, who can help you change your life. Empower yourself today. The Art of Health can help.

Lisa O


I have been working on one on one with Asima and received many great tips and advice from her!

She is very dedicated and a great listener. Asima is very professional and fun to work with!

Caroline P.


I would just like to say thank you Asima for helping me get to where i am today. 3 months ago I was struggling with poor diet and exercise routines and generally just not having a healthy routine, Asima you have helped me reinvigorate myself and get me to living a more positive healthy lifestyle with a great routine. I am a lot happier then what i was 3 months ago and love talking to someone to install such positivity and goals each week. Thank you Asima!

Patrick W.


Dear Asima, please may I take this opportunity to say a very big thank you following my breakthrough session with you.
Your natural ability to coach from a Transformational aspect really helped me look at things from a different perspective.
You did not give me advice or tell me what to do but expertly guided me in looking at what was happening within my mind and body.
Following the session I spent a long time reflecting on what was uncovered within the session and was able to make some life changing decisions that had previously been dragging me down.

I can’t thank you enough for that light bulb moment. I will be eternally grateful to you. Xx

Sheila L.

 


 

I just wanted to take this space to talk a bit about Asima and my experience with her as a coach and as a fellow student with whom I have shared on various occasions.

Asima is very bright, well versed and open to learning, growing and sharing what she’s learned, especially with those who have specific need of her expertise. It’s been a pleasure to spend time with her sharing, co-coaching and learning together. She has a good handle on what she’s doing and is very motivated to use her gifts and knowledge to help others.


We did a breakthrough session several months ago that was really eye-opening for me. She exhibited a good deal of skill in guiding me through the session and I had a few ah-ha’s along the way. 


I find Asima has a strong desire to help her clients experience breakthrough and to help them discover their own inward motivation while providing good tools to continue their growth.


Thanks, Asima, for the time, energy and professionalism you’ve exhibited in all of our sessions together.

Nurit A.

Bone Broth

Healing for your gut and Collagen for your Skin; The easiest, yummiest, and healthiest way to looking younger!

I had been dairy intolerant for years but I didn’t actually know that for a long time . Burping, acid reflux and bloating had been part of my life. I was upset, anxious (that increased reflux problems!) and angry as to why it was happening to me because I had been always so conscious about what I eat and what I put on my skin and had always made sure I ate healthy, drank lots of filtered water and exercised well.

What really opened my eyes about the health was studying to be Certified Health Coach. I was lucky enough to get my certifications from one of the best institutes in the world where the first technique taught is on how healthy eating habits improve the over all health. After all, you are what you eat! Bone broth became subject of  my research a long time ago! I am not a vegan, and if I was, I’ve read that super vegetables such as Kale, Spinach and beetroots broth or miso works just as good!

It’s been researched for decades and proven with facts that a lot of the stomach problems start with an unhealthy and weak digestive tract i.e. our gut lining. A lot of the medical practitioners approach many illnesses from a very narrow point of view i.e. they only look to resolve the problem area in isolation trying to improve the symptoms, without really investigating the root cause that almost in all cases doesn’t start in the problem areas that show up as symptoms. I’ve experienced it first hand with my acid reflux problem. Belching and bloating cannot be stopped by taking gastro resistant medication or antacids such as Pariat or Nexium. Sure they can ease the symptoms in the short term but they cannot be taken long term without experiencing nasty side effects.

The obvious root cause can very well be an unhealthy or irritated digestive system where there could be a number of culprits at work such as bugs, parasites or production of unhealthy amount of acid in the stomach that could be causing the acid reflux. So the bottom line is that taking over the counter or prescription alopathic medication will not make the problem or the cause of a lot of the symptoms associated with unhealthy gut go away. You have to solve the underlying causes to make sure your digestive system becomes healthy. With the help and guidance of a trained health professional such as a Health Coach, if you take steps to heal your gut, it will make most of your health problems go away and not just digestive issues. I promise!!!.

Back to this amazing thing called “Bone broth”. I’ve experienced my symptoms improve ever since I started drinking bone broth regularly. By eliminating obvious causes, such as parasites, hernia, stomach ulcers, etc I was advised by my Gastroenterologist that I had a thin stomach lining due to chronic acid. It all made sense, given I had always complained about having a “weak stomach”.

I truly believe drinking bone broth along with other diet changes that I implemented as part of my 90 Day Total Transformation Health & Lifestyle Program has improved my symptoms. Over the recent years, animal bone broth has become quite “Trendy” due to it’s inherent collagen in the bones, minerals and glutamine that have healing properties. It not only reduces inflammation and soothes the gut lining but is also great for healthy hair, skin, and nails. And this broth doesn’t have to be a laborious task when it comes to prep, and boring when it comes to taste. With the help of a few ingredients that everyone should have in their kitchen you can make a deliciously tasting bone broth. Trust me if you do that, you will be kind to your gut and your entire immune system will thank you for it with its so many health benefits!

I love cooking healthy simple meals. And bone broth is one of my favourites. I obviously make it on the day when I am planning to be home for 7-8 hours. The prep is easy. It’s the time it take for this broth to slowly cook away is important. The principle is simple, the longer you cook this broth, the more collagen will be extracted from the bones, and therefore making it more nutritious. Different types of meats depending on the quantity will have different recommendations as to how long the broth should be cooked. Beef and lamb bone broth’s recommended time is anywhere between 12 to 28 hours but even if you cook red meat broth for 6-9 hours, you will reap the benefits of bone broth. Chicken bone broth recommended time is anywhere between 5 to 12 hours. I normally cook chicken bone broth for anywhere between 5 to 7 hours Depending on how much bone I am cooking.

Here is a  simple recipe. Make it, drink it, enjoy it and ladies your gut not only will feel good, but your skin will look good, with all that collagen being absorbed by your gut!

If cooked with below quantities, if taken 1/2 cup twice a day (first thing in the morning and in the evening before dinner or as last thing before bed), your broth should last for a week.

Ingredients

  • Whole chicken carcass with 3-4 extra drum sticks or about 7 drum sticks
  • Salt & Pepper (I always use Hemaliyan pink salt or Celtic Salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (it helps extracts every bit of collagen out of the bone)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 2-3 Coarsely cut garlic pieces (small)
  • 2 litres of hot filtered water
  • 1/2 medium size onion
  • A few whole cloves
  • small stick of cinnamon
  • A Few whole peppercorns
  • A few whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds
Following is what I add (whatever I have in the kitchen out of the below) for extra aroma and taste:
  • 1 dried Bay leave – I usually add this in the lamb broths
  • 1 small star anise
  • Vegetables; put lots of different colourful vegetables in it!

Method


The method couldn’t be any simpler! Put all of the ingredients in a pot on high eat. When it comes to boil, lower the heat and cover the pot. Leave it on the stove on slow cook for 5-8 hours. The goal here is to reduce the broth to a point where when it’s put in the fridge for cooling, it becomes like a jelly. Jelly is the healing collagen! once cooked, cool it and then pour it into a glass jar through a mesh strainer and leave in the fridge for a few hours. While in fridge, all the fat will separate from the broth and freeze at the top. Remove it before warming the broth.
 
Drink 1/2-1 glass every day. 
 
If you have cooked with vegetables, take them out of the broth after an hour or so as they cook a lot faster. Don’t throw them away. Saute them lightly in olive oil and enjoy with meals.

Health Benefits of Epsom Salt and Essential Oils Bath

Most of us take baths once in a while because we find it relaxing and soothing. Little do we know the benefits of Epsom salts that go beyond it’s ability to relieve pain and relax muscles. It’s not only a powerful muscle relaxant, but it also improves our body’s ability to absorb nutrients. It flushes the toxins and harmful heavy metals out of the body and eases muscle pain.

I take warm epsom salt baths every now and then with a few drops of a few handful essential oils. My favourites are Lavender, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus oils (More on the oils a little bit later). When I am looking for extra aroma, I add green herbs, such as thyme, Rosemary or mint which are good for the skin.
Lately, epsom salt bath pods or tanks have become quite trendy. It is said that spending 45 minutes in those pods just floating with your eyes closed is equivalent to 6 hours of sleep. I have mentioned many a time in my previous blogs that I am insomniac. And after doing further research and reading on sympathetic dominance, I’ve found out that my body never really fully relaxes as its always in in-flight or in-fight response mode. Hence the various health problems along with insomnia that I have experienced and lived with for many years. I find epsom salt bath especially important for me as it’s another way for me to get the magnesium that my body needs.
Magnesium is one of the most powerful elements in our body. It has so many health benefits that it is absolutely vital to include that in our daily diet. So many of us are in deficient in Magnesium and don’t realise how important it is for our health. It is not only good for the prevention of hearth diseases, joint pains, stress and digestive problems but is necessary for the absorption of vitamin D and calcium by our body. And that is why Epsom salt which is rich in magnesium and sulfate is a great way to acquire this essential element. I mentioned in my previous post that skin is the biggest organ in our body and absorbs everything a lot easier than any other organ in our bodies could do. Taking bath in epsom salt allows the body to absorb magnesium directly through the skin. Also to truly enjoy its benefits it is important to add enough epsom salt in your bath. I normally add 1 medium size cup worth of salt in the warm water.
Almost always, I add a few drops of Lavender, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus oil as well in my bath. That is not only calming but each type of essential oil has healing properties.
Lavender is good for dry skin and soothing for the irritated skin. It’s also said to be good for insomniacs due to its calming abilities.
Eucalyptus is good for respiratory problems and for clearing the nasal cavity.
Tee Tree oil is good for infections, scars and itchy/irritated skin
As always, do a skin patch test first to ensure you are not allergic to any of the oils you put in the bath.
Make it a habit of taking warm baths once or twice a week and you will feel the difference and always use certified organic oils. Let me know how you go. If any questions, email me on asimah.siddiqui@gmail.com. Look forward to hearing great stories.
Much Love

90 Day Fabulous Over 40 Total Transformation

This is where it all gets very exciting. Welcome to YOUR HEALTH REVOLUTION.

You’re researching and committed to embark on a wellness coaching program so I congratulate you on making the first step.

With this personalised Health, Lifestyle and Food Coaching Transformation program developed around your key concerns I’m confident we will work through a range of sustainable lifestyle modifications together with the end result being a renewed approach to your health goals.

Asima launched this pow-wow program to the magnificent creatures aka women over 40! Because let’s face it ladies, as we grow old, our bodies change, our metabolism change and our bodies respond differently to the lifestyle choices that we make now than when we were in our twenties!

This program is specifically designed to tackle health and lifestyle challenges that may have seemed easier in our twenties and now seem like a big mountain to climb. And more often than not, we cave in to fear of not being able to make the changes that we want to make and not knowing what steps to take.  Whether it’s uplifting your game and gaining that energy back or wanting to lose weight and keeping it off, this program will see you through making some phenomenal changes with tangible results – Yes, no more silly crash diets!

Who this Total Transformation Program is for:

  • Magnificent creatures over 40 who ware looking to discover a powerful vision for what Fabulous Over 40 looks like!
  • Anyone looking transform their health and lifetyle and be the best version of themselves!
  • Anyone suffering from gut issues, adrenal fatigue and/or insomnia and looking to improve digestion, double your energy, sleep better, and enjoy life to the fullest!
  • Anyone wanting to loose weight and looking fabulous; Always remember, healthy and sustainable weight loss does not happen by crazy diets and extreme exercises!
  • Anyone looking to feel confident and empowered and totally love being in your own skin!

What You’ll Receive In The Total Transformation:

  • 12 Weekly, Private, One-On-One Coaching Sessions With Me

In these coaching calls, I’ll share curated information and customized coaching exercises that are GUARANTEED to accelerate your results and help you achieve major breakthroughs so you can see transformation in your body – and your life – FAST.

  • Customized Done-For-You Materials Such As Checklists, Recipes, Handouts And More

This program doesn’t exist to give you MORE information; it exists to give you CURATED information. What that means is that what you can expect is information that is relevant to YOUR goals, practical and actionable, so you can stay out of overwhelm and in action.

  • Three 15 minutes One-On-One complimentary coaching calls

Because hey, you may need that extra bit of support! Asima will be there for you to answer any question you may have that cannot wait until your next coaching session. These calls can be booked with 24 hour notice.

 

What The Total Transformation Program IS:

  • It is personalised to YOUR health and lifestyle goals.
  • It helps you develop a powerful vision for what Fabulous Over 40 looks like for you.
  • It covers what to do about it (your vision) and get crystal clear on a step-by-step plan to feel Fabulous in 90 days or less
  • It helps you discover which foods and lifestyle habits are sapping your Fabulousness!
  • It is designed to provide you ongoing support and hold you accountable.
  • It helps you discover new healthy habits that last!
  • It goes beyond just nutrition and addresses a whole host of other things that are almost always ignored!
  • It Sets up the conditions for Inevitable Success – You just cannot go wrong!

What The Total Transformation Program is NOT:

  • Crazy diets that actually make you end up put on more weight!
  • Starving to loose weight that creates health and lifestyle problems instead of resolving them!
  • A quick fix that works in a short term and doesn’t in a long term; you know the ones that start off with “4 week bikini challenge”!
  • A program that only looks at nutrition and nothing else.
  • A regime of heavy and extreme exercises that doesn’t honour your specific body type.

New Client Investment:

Health Coaching in 2018
 12 one-on-one Skype Sessions  (3 Monthly payments)

Before 1st, 5th and 8th Session

OR

Health Coaching in 2018
12 one-on-one Skype Sessions  One Payment

At the Start of 90 Day Program

Please contact at asima@theartofhealth.com.au to find out more about 2018 investment options. Having studied the art and science of habit and mindset change, Asima will help you set up conditions for INEVITABLE SUCCESS, enabling you to achieve real and lasting results.

Because.,.

YOU are BRAVE!

YOU are STRENGTH!

YOU are FREEDOM!

YOU are ABUNDANCE!

YOU are VIBRANT ENERGY!

You are everything that is BEAUTIFUL and STRONG!!!

So all the amazing women out there; unleash the WARRIOR GODDESS in you!!!

Yes! Yes! Yes!

It’s time to CHANGE your health and life journey for the better and BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOU! – Say YES!!!

It’s time to SHOW UP FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SELF! – Say YES!!!

It’s time to acquire what YOU deserve and that is nothing less than the HAPPIEST and MOST VIBRANT YOU! – Say YES!!!

 

Get in touch and be part of the health movement that Asima is so passionate about. Let’s kick some butt!!! Because at The Art of Health we want you to uplift your health and empower you to live your life to the fullest. With the right system and accountability that Asima guiding you step by step; these programs see Asima’s clients become power-house experts on their bodies.

Inquire about ONe-On-One Breakthrough session with Asima that would be on offer from August 2017. Only a handful of these sessions will be made available as complimentary on first come and first serve basis (Valued at $150). Contact Asima to Book for your session.

Request to be added on to the mailing list for exciting offers with free-bees!!

Love and Light to You!

xoxo

14 Day Reset Cleanse

If “eating only air” or “drinking only air” comes to your mind when you think of “Cleanse” then think again! Asima’s 14 Day Reset Cleanse is unlike any other cleanse available currently or anything you may have tried in the past!

What You’ll Receive In The Total Transformation:

  • 3 Weekly, Private, One-On-One Coaching Sessions With Asima
  • Customised Done-For-You 14 Day Reset Cleanse Booklet with step by step  guide to cleanse, sample done for you daily schedule, what to eat, what not to eat, cleanse enhancing activities, checklists, cleanse friendly recipes and cleanse FAQ’s

Asima’s 14 Day Reset Cleanse is specifically designed to:

  • Release toxins and excess bloat from your tissues,
  • Reset your digestive system and renew your baseline of wellbeing.
  • Focus on YOU and YOUR BODY and be gentle on the body.
  • Honour your body yet yield powerful results.

In this 14 Day Reset Cleanse you will learn how food affects the way you feel, how to attune to your body’s unique needs and activate your natural healing potential. This Cleanse will transform your way of approaching any cleanse!

What this Cleanse is NOT:

  • Starving to deprive your body of essential nutrition
  • Aggressive dieting that leaves your body feeling weak and sluggish for the entire duration of the cleanse

New Client Investment:

Health Coaching in 2018
3 one-on-one Skype Sessions  One Payment

At the Start of  the Reset Cleanse

NB:- You will also get a Done-For-You 14 Day Reset Cleanse Booklet with step by step  guide to cleanse, sample done for you daily schedule, what to eat, what not to eat, cleanse enhancing activities, checklists, cleanse friendly recipes and cleanse FAQ’s. Please email at asima@theartofhealth.com.au to find out more about investment options.

Inquire about One-On-One Breakthrough session with Asima. Only a handful of these sessions are made available each month. Asima to Book for your session.

Request to be added on to the mailing list for exciting offers with free-bees!!

Love and Light to You!

xoxo

90 Day Health & Lifestyle Total Transformation

This is where it all gets very exciting. Welcome to YOUR HEALTH REVOLUTION.

You’re researching and committed to embark on a wellness coaching program so I congratulate you on making the first step.

With this personalised Health, Lifestyle and Food Coaching Transformation program developed around your key concerns I’m confident we will work through a range of sustainable lifestyle modifications together with the end result being a renewed approach to your health goals.

Who this Transformation Program is for:

  • Well intended but busy people who are looking to transform their health and lifestyle habits so they can have more energy, be more productive and be the best version of themselves!
  • Anyone looking to get back into shape and is ready to transform their body and be the best version of themselves!
  • Anyone suffering from gut issues, adrenal fatigue and/or insomnia and looking to improve digestion, gain more energy, sleep better, and enjoy life to the fullest
  • Anyone wanting to loose weight and looking fabulous; Always remember, healthy and sustainable weight loss does not happen by crazy diets and extreme exercises!
  • Anyone looking to feel confident and empowered and totally love being in your own skin!

What You’ll Receive In The Total Transformation:

  • 12 Weekly, Private, One-On-One Coaching Sessions With Me

In these coaching calls, I’ll share curated information and customized coaching exercises that are GUARANTEED to accelerate your results and help you achieve major breakthroughs so you can see transformation in your body – and your life – FAST.

  • Customized Done-For-You Materials Such As Checklists, Recipes, Handouts And More

This program doesn’t exist to give you MORE information; it exists to give you CURATED information. What that means is that what you can expect is information that is relevant to YOUR goals, practical and actionable, so you can stay out of overwhelm and in action.

  • Three 15 minutes One-On-One complimentary coaching calls

Because hey, you may need that extra bit of support! Asima will be there for you to answer any question you may have that cannot wait until your next coaching session. These calls can be booked with 24 hour notice.

 

 

What 90 Day Total Transformation Program IS:

  • It is personalised to YOUR health and lifestyle goals.
  • It looks at YOUR specific health & lifestyle issues and the underlying causes.
  • It is tailored for YOUR unique Body type and what to eat to gain the most energy without requiring extra effort or ton of thought!
  • It is designed to provide you ongoing support and hold you accountable.
  • It looks at YOUR current state of health, what works well for you and what doesn’t.
  • It helps you discover new healthy habits that last!
  • It goes beyond just nutrition and addresses a whole host of other things that are almost always ignored!
  • It Sets up the conditions for Inevitable Success – You just cannot go wrong!

What this program is NOT:

  • Crazy diets that actually make you end up put on more weight!
  • Starving to loose weight that creates health and lifestyle problems instead of resolving them!
  • A quick fix that works in a short term and doesn’t in a long term; you know the ones that start off with “4 week bikini challenge”!
  • A program that only looks at nutrition and nothing else.
  • A regime of heavy and extreme exercises that doesn’t honour your specific body type.

New Client Investment:

Health Coaching in 2018
 12  one-on-one Skype Sessions Monthly payments

Before 1st, 5th and 8th Session

 

OR

Health Coaching in 2018
12 one-on-one  Skype Sessions One payment

At the Start of 90 Day Program

Please contact at asima@theartofhealth.com.au to find out more about 2018 investment options. Having studied the art and science of habit and mindset change, Asima will help you set up conditions for INEVITABLE SUCCESS, enabling you to achieve real and lasting results.

Because.,.

YOU are BRAVE!

YOU are STRENGTH!

YOU are FREEDOM!

YOU are ABUNDANCE!

YOU are VIBRANT ENERGY!

You are everything that is BEAUTIFUL and STRONG!!!

So all the amazing women out there; unleash the WARRIOR GODDESS in you!!!

Yes! Yes! Yes!

It’s time to CHANGE your health and life journey for the better and BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOU! – Say YES!!!

It’s time to SHOW UP FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SELF! – Say YES!!!

It’s time to acquire what YOU deserve and that is nothing less than the HAPPIEST and MOST VIBRANT YOU! – Say YES!!!

 

Get in touch and be part of the health movement that Asima is so passionate about. Let’s kick some butt!!! Because at The Art of Health we want you to uplift your health and empower you to live your life to the fullest. With the right system and accountability that Asima guiding you step by step; these programs see Asima’s clients become power-house experts on their bodies.

Inquire about Complimentary One-On-One Breakthrough session with Asima that would be on offer from August 2017. Only a handful of these sessions will be made available as complimentary on first come and first serve basis (Valued at $150). Contact Asima to Book for your session.

Request to be added on to the mailing list for exciting offers with free-bees!!

Love and Light to You!

xoxo

Adrenal Fatigue

Our adrenal system is so intrinsically connected to Sympathetic mode of our nervous system that it is impossible to be under Sympathetic Dominance and not affect the adrenal glands.  Whenever there is flight or in flight response, regardless of how minor it is, these glands are impacted. The adrenal glands are triangular shaped organs that sit on top of kidneys. There are 2 parts to the adrenal glands.

  • The outer part of the glands that produces hormones such as cortisol which help regulate metabolism and help your body respond to stress and aldosterone that help regulate blood pressure
  • The inner part of the glands that produces hormones such as adrenaline that helps your body respond to stress.

Whenever you put your body under stress (Physical, emotional, chemical etc.), adrenal glands start producing more cortisol to cope with the stress. Remember I mentioned in my previous blog posts that whenever Sympathetic mode is active, all functions of body are supressed. It is true except for Adrenal glands because they need to fire up in order to prepare you to fight or run from something dangerous. Your body goes into survival mode and cortisol levels hike up. This is ok for a short period as it is body’s natural defence mechanism. Body needs to rest and repair after the stress period. That gives adrenal glands a chance to recharge. However, prolong periods of stress leads to adrenal glands continuously being charged up to produce more cortisol than normal and eventually they tire up.

When adrenal glands are under stress for long periods of time and cortisol levels are continuously going up, we start to see the body producing less and less of other hormones. This is what is known as “Adrenal Fatigue.” There are 2 stages of adrenal fatigue.

  • Stage 1 is Adrenal Fatigue: This stage occurs when the body’s in flight or fight response is new and it does exactly what it should to respond to what triggers these responses. It prepares you to defend yourself.
  • Stage 2 is Adrenal exhaustion: This stage occurs when the body has been under stress for while. The body’s energy supplies are depleted and the adrenal glands have been driven to exhaustion by creating high levels of cortisol.

When cortisol levels go up it steals the resources such as DHEA and cholesterol which are required to produce other hormones. This can lead to all sorts of problems such as;

  • high blood sugar levels; sugar levels need to be high for your body to use the energy in Sympathetic Dominance, should it require.
  • Underactive thyroids; because there isn’t enough thyroxine to go around which is derived from cortisol.
  • Digestive System is suppressed which can lead to array of problems in prolonged periods of Sympathetic Dominance (as per my post “Leaky Gut Syndrome”)
  • Immune System is suppressed; Body becomes more susceptible to cold and flues, inflammation and potentially other much more harmful diseases.

It is paramount to understand any problems related to adrenal fatigues with a big picture and not treat its symptoms in isolation. It is important to be aware of how everything is connected and how suppression of one system in the body can affect other systems. We need to maintain balance in our mental and physical health and disruption to one can impact the other. And as a health Coach this is one of the first things I look at when taking my clients through my 90 Day Transformation programs.

The good news is that we can ensure our adrenal glands are not over worked and that we are not firing up increased production of cortisol all the time. With the help of a Health Coach you can learn the simple yet incredibly effective techniques (among many other) that I teach my clients to ensure their day to day lives are impacted as less as possible by stress.

Lastly all I want to do is raise awareness on adrenal fatigue issue that so often doesn’t get diagnosed properly. Underlying causes are almost never investigated which leads bigger health problems. We need to look after our adrenal glands because healthy adrenal function is vital for good health. And it starts by calming your mind and body out of Sympathetic mode.

If you want to learn more about the 90 Day Transformation protocol, get in touch with me. I can and will change your life.

Love & Light to You

 

Photo credit: Daryl Cauchi via Visualhunt.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Leaky Gut Syndrome

 

In my previous Blog posts related to Sympathetic Dominance we learnt that when Sympathetic mode of nervous system is active, our immune, reproductive, hormone and digestive systems are suppressed. I firmly believe and have experienced this first hand when it came to my digestive health.

I’ve always been a very active individual. I never had problem falling asleep but I knew that my brain would always run 1000 miles per second with a lot of things in my mind. When I would go to bed, the thoughts would just turn into dreams and I would drift away into sleep. When I would wake up, my brain would resume its run. I know now that I was always running on adrenaline. To top that up, I started eating more of the offending food that my stomach didn’t agree with. This combo for me became a recipe for disaster. My body came crashing down when I started experiencing digestion problems.

I’ve researched a lot on Leaky Gut Syndrome and from personal experience. Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) occurs when gut lining becomes inflamed and fragile. It starts to “leak” partially digested food and waste particles into the blood stream. When there are foreign substances in the blood stream that shouldn’t be there, body’s immune system triggers chemicals from the white cells to protect the affected areas. However, these chemicals not only attack the foreign organisms but also start attacking the other body tissues. This can lead to a lot of the now-known auto-immune diseases.

I developed redness on my face and had inflammation in my blood. I was never diagnosed with LGS but I knew I was on the downhill path and eliminating offending food straight away from my diet, I saw significant improvements within weeks. I cannot begin to imagine, what sort of auto-immune disorder I may have developed had I continued the path of eating destructive food.

It is important to understand that Leaky Gut can affect different functions and/or organs of the body. Different people will show different symptoms. I would highly recommend everyone to read “My Leaky Gut Syndrome” that outlines quite a comprehensive list of LGS symptoms. Once you are aware of these symptoms you can diagnose your health problem correctly with rather than treating the symptoms. Unfortunately, often the approach to resolving LGS related health conditions is to treat the symptoms only. And that’s where a health coach comes in. It’s very important that you seek advise and consultation from a health professional such as health coach. Health coaches not only look at nutrition but also look at health from a holistic point of view taking in account all of lifestyle aspects. I experienced it firsthand myself. I was given drugs to suppress the symptoms while my doctor completely ignored the underlying cause. Fortunately, I had a good health coach and within weeks, I decided not to take any medication and and with the right protocol designed for my new body type I was able to eliminate food from diet that caused my digestion problems. Within 4 weeks I had no inflammation in my blood. Redness on my face disappeared and I wasn’t feeling bloated any longer.

Identifying the foods that are good and foods that are offending for your unique body type is what a good health coach can help you discover through a protocol designed specifically for you. There are blood tests that can be done which you can speak to health care professional about. During the protocol that I designed myself, I followed through in a way I never had before and found out what was causing belching and bloating and along with implementing other protocol elements that I now are part of my 90 Day Today Health & Lifestyle Transformation Program I experienced less bloating, less burping and virtually no acid reflex within a few weeks. AND my energy levels doubled!!!

It’s very important to remember that every person can have a different reaction to same types of food or no reaction at all. It all depends on individual’s lifestyle, eating habits and the level of physical and/or mental stress they are exposed to.

 

The best approach to treating LGS and other digestive problems is to eating foods that are best for your unique body type. from your diet for period of time with the help of Health Coach or an health profession whole can provide the right guidance, to give your gut time to heal.

Lastly, always remember, good health is a result of not just good diet that agrees with your digestive health, but also a healthy lifestyle and healthy environment we choose to surround ourselves with. I firmly believe that good heath starts with healthy gut and that by improving gut’s health we can reduce the chance of getting many illnesses. I have been able to coach so many of my clients over the last 2 years and the results they experience within a few months are phenomenal. The results speak for themselves and if you follow through with my Program (which by the way you will because I am part cheer leader and part tough love!) you will notice the difference and pleasantly surprised.

Much Love & Light to You