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Hormonal Health

MAGNESIUM to Rebalance Your Hormones

Magnesium is key for liver detoxification, thyroid function, estrogen balance, insulin sensitivity and production of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone.

The signs of low magnesium: Aches and pains, cramps, insomnia, constipation, PMS, breast lumps, low energy levels.  Magnesium is essential for over 500 processes in the body.  Follow the links below for more info:

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DAILYS D’s and VITAL B’s for Hormone Health

Vitamin Bs are critical for liver detoxification, we need them for hormone metabolism and excretion of the excess and toxic.   Vitamin B is also responsible for mental health (B1), thyroid function (B2), for depression (B3), adrenal health (B5) and energy (B12).  More and more people are deficient in vitamin D and low levels have been linked to auto immune conditions, depression, hair loss, bone health and even certain cancers.

You need to make sure your vitamin D is combined with K which aids D absorption.

I get my Daily D’s and Vital B’s from a supplement that contains not only these but other essential vitamins such as Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.  These essential vitamins play a vital role in supporting the body’s overall performance, normal functioning of the nervous and immune systems, reducing fatigue and contributing to normal psychological function, normal red blood cell formation and homocysteine metabolism. Vitamin K has a set of its own benefits, playing a key part in maintaining normal bones.  The combination of ingredients in ProArgi-9+ was meticulously formulated to support exceptional health. This product is pure, potent and formulated to help you live life optimized.

Recommended : ProArgi9+

ESSENTIAL FATS for Hormone Health

Fish oil omega 3’s help to reduce systemic inflammation.  An inflamed cell is not a healthy cell so it is essential to reduce inflammation in the body.  Omega 3’s can help with hot flashes, postmenopausal depression, thyroid function and adrenal deficiency. Essential fatty acids also contribute to normal heart function but can only be obtained through diet.

The source of Omega-3 I use comes from cold water fish which is one of the richest sources of naturally occurring EPA and DHA unsaturated fats and is obtained in a sustainable manner certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.  With a smooth lemon flavour the matrix gel is the fastest and easiest way to obtain these essential nutrients.

I have taken the best quality Omega 3’s that I had access to in the past as I know that they are essential and we have to get them through our diet but I can’t honestly say I noticed a big difference but within 3 – 4 days of taking the Gel Matrix Omega 3’s I noticed a difference in my mood, my energy levels and my skin.

Recommended : The Omega 3 Matrix Gel is a very new and exclusive supplement and can only be obtained by contacting me

I hope these tips help you with hormone balance for you and any other women in your life, friends and/or family.  As always combining a whole-foods diet with healthy lifestyle choices, a less toxic environment and the right supplementation will start your journey to vibrant, long-lasting wellness.  If you are looking to make changes to your health, no matter where you are starting from then contact us to find out how we can help and how you can get a discount on of the supplements mentioned above.

 

Be Flexible

Love being active but feeling the stress on your joints………..Do you have back and neck problems or chronic back pain…….at Kerry’s Natural Health Solutions we highly recommend trying FL-3X contact us to find out how we can help

 

 

 

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FEEL GOOD

Spring is on its way, Summer has to be my favourite season but Spring comes a very close second and this is because to me it is all about new beginnings, I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions I set my intentions in the Spring, and for me this is all about Spring Cleaning not just our homes, but our lives – a time to reflect, and a good time to think about minimizing our toxic exposure and actively taking steps to detoxify our bodies.

Today, I want to share a few quick tips on how to reduce your toxic burden:

  1. Eat whole, real foods, especially cruciferous veggies like broccoli, bok choy and kale to increase your body’s ability to detoxify. Choose foods that are high in antioxidants like dark, green leafy veggies and berries and add in garlic and onions which will also help your body to detox.
  2. Avoid plastics 100%: Plastics leach toxins and chemicals into your food and water.  Use stainless steel water bottles and glass containers to store leftovers. Instead of buying water in plastic bottles, install a filter at home.
  3. Detox your cleaning: use natural and simple products. Vinegar and baking soda can be used to clean your kitchen, adding in essential oils such organic defence  to protect from harmful bacteria.  Think about your skin care products, did you know that 90% of products used in the in skincare industry come from the petroleum industry…………….. they strip your skin of essential moisture and ultimately add to the ageing process.  Find out how you can purify, fortify and protect your skin, repair the healthy function of your skin with botanicals
  4. Stop eating mercury: Choose organic fruits and vegetables to minimize environmental toxin exposure.  Mercury it toxic to your central nervous system and is a neurotoxin.  Toxins in your food and environment also contribute to weight gain and weight loss resistance.
  5. Exercise and sweat: Exercising and sweating help rid your body of toxins, so keep dancing.
  6. Take high-quality supplements to support detoxification including zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin B complex, as well as special glutathione-boosting compounds such as antioxidants and improve digestive function to rid your body of the toxins
  7. Get chelated: Nutritional therapy with heavy metal chelators can lower mercury, lead, arsenic, and other toxic metals. You’ll want to work closely with a Clinical Nutritional Therapist if you suspect heavy metals are an issue.  Our Pure 21 Programme is a great start to detoxifying heavy metals.
  8. Address toxicity in your home. Use diffusers with essential oils rather than toxic air fresheners and if you suspect mould consult an expert to remove these safely.
  9. Toxic feelings: these can build up from low self-confidence, frustration with goals you haven’t pursued or total discontent in your career path? At Kerry’s Natural health Solutions we help you with changes to your diet and lifestyle but it doesn’t stop there we believe in a holistic approach and we help you find strategies for greater happiness, motivation and success.

I hope these detox tips help you Spring Clean life for yourself and your family. Combining a whole-foods diet with healthy lifestyle choices and a less toxic environment will start your journey to vibrant, long-lasting wellness.  If you want to ditch the toxicity of unhappiness and make your life what you really want it to be contact us to find out how we can help!

How to Cyber-Influence – Even When You Disagree

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How to Cyber-Influence – Even When You Disagree

By Bob Burg and John David Mann

Social media allows us great opportunities to connect with others. It creates the context for democratizing influence, giving voice to individuals on a mass basis.

It’s exciting just to consider the good that can be accomplished as various (and yes, opposing) political and other viewpoints can be communicated intelligently, respectfully, and persuasively, and without the filter of the usual authority figures. Imagine the potential for mutual understanding!

Unfortunately cyberspace these days is filled with vitriolic, insulting “exchanges” between people who in person my be kind and thoughtful, yet who online express opinions and defend views in ways that do nothing but repel.

While viciously and brutally attacking others may elicit a shot of dopamine that provides an instantaneous high, it doesn’t lead to lasting rewards. Assuming one’s personal values include kindness and respect, you just can’t feel sustainably good when that short-term high comes about viciously through attacking others.

Have You Seen This Person Anywhere?

We’ve noticed an interesting correlation in many attack-style tweets and posts: those with the strongest opinions and most insulting comments often seem to be the least informed regarding the issue they are discussing.

In a way, this makes sense. The more people allow their emotions to control their actions, the less room there is to involve logic and thoughtfulness.

Our guess is that those who have the most emotionally charged opinions likely obtain their information only from sources they already agree with.

While this is natural, that doesn’t make it productive — not for the tweeting-posting person, for the one with whom they are exchanging hurled invectives, or for society as a whole.

The Path of Influence

We offer two suggestions:

  • Understand that tact is not the same thing as compromise. We can always speak tactfully and respectfully to others without compromising our own values. In other words, yes, you can disagree and even attack an issue without personally attacking the other person.
  • If you’re going to express your opinion, first learn more about the issue. Actually make a study of the issue from the opposing side’s point of view. This was one of Abraham Lincoln’s persuasion secrets, and today it’s easier to do than ever. Watch, read, and listen to the media outlets that have the opposing views to yours, watching not to scowl and point out their flaws but to genuinely understand their point of view.

As the saying goes, “You don’t truly understand an issue until you can argue both sides.” Please don’t misinterpret this: we’re not suggesting you agree with them. We’re saying you’ll come away with a much better understanding—and communicate your own viewpoint much more effectively.

By all means, let’s continue to communicate, to have our opinions and express them. But let’s do it based on mutual respect. And that begins with us.

Bob Burg and John David Mann are coauthors of The Go-Giver Influencer. Legendary business coach Marshall Goldsmith says, “This may be the most important Go-Giver book yet—and in today’s polarized world, it could not be more timely.” Download the first two chapters at bit.ly/GGInfluencer.

WHAT SUPP?

I truly believe that your body is worthy of good care, that the body can heal itself if you give it the opportunity to do so.  Over the last 7 years as a Clinical Nutritionist, and Sports and Exercise Nutritionist some of the biggest challenges I come across both for client’s and other practitioners is the use of supplements.   Nothing gets people jumpier than a box of frogs than when you mentions supplements …………..

As a clinical nutritionist, I get asked about supplements all the time. Do we really need to supplement? Can’t we get everything we need from our food? If we do need to supplement, what are the best supplements? And there are so many options   … how can you know what’s right for you and your clients?  I also see a lot of scaremongering and misinformation out on the internet and social media.  So I am going to answer two questions……………..

  • Do you really need to Supplement?
  • Are you 100% certain your supplements are Safe?

So the first question – Do you REALLY need to supplement

I am a BIG believer in getting as many of your nutrients a day through real, whole food –  The most bio-available nutrients are those found in nature’s best multi-vitamin: a diverse, nutrient-dense real food diet, homemade and from local organic sources.

This is a goal for everyone to strive for.  If you’re not eating a diverse nutrient-dense diet, prepared from raw local and organic sources, then there’s a good chance that you need a boost from supplements.

And sadly, even if you ARE eating this way, you probably still need extra support. It’s part of modern life – we’re not outside enough to get sufficient vitamin D, if you live in the Northern hemisphere chances are that even if you are outside you are still not getting enough Vitamin D.  We are now so focused on cleanliness and anti-bacterial wipes, soaps you name it we are not playing and working in the dirt to get soil-based probiotics, add soil depletion, modern farming methods, lifestyles full of chronic stress, and massive toxic exposure to the list, and even if you’re eating the best organic diet, there’s a good chance your body still needs the extra resources.

So the short answer is yes: we all need to supplement.  How much and to what extent depends on your lifestyle, your diet and what’s currently going on in your body.

  1. Soil depletion has reduced the nutrient content of our food supply
  2. Hybrid crops provide lower-nutrient food
  3. Modern fertilizers do not supply enough trace elements
  4. Modern use of chemical pesticides and herbicides all over the world make food somewhat toxic, and damage soil microorganisms. Both of these also reduce the nutrition of the crops.
  5. Long-distance transportation of many foods diminishes their nutritional content.
  6. Food processing often drastically reduces the nutrient content of common foods such as wheat flour, rice, dairy products and others.
  7. Pasteurization and homogenization of dairy products drastically reduces the bioavailability nutrients
  8. Food additives often further deplete nutrients.
  9. Weak digestion and poor eating habits impair the absorption of nutrients.
  10. Stressful and hurried lifestyles impair digestion and use up more nutrients
  11. Chronic and acute infections and other illnesses most people have also depletes nutrients and increases nutritional needs.
  12. Almost all babies are born with congenital mineral and other deficiencies
  13. The increased use of vaccines and medical drugs can drastically deplete a person’s nutrition.
  14. Toxic chemicals and toxic metals in the air, water and elsewhere also deplete nutrients and increase the need for nutrition to combat them.
  15. Some medical procedures also drastically deplete nutrients.
  16. Special life situations require extra nutrition: babies, children, the elderly athletes, anyone who is ill, particularly those with a chronic illness, pregnant and lactating women, anyone who uses alcohol, refined sugar or recreational drugs, anyone following a vegetarian or other restricted diet for any reason such as weight loss or anything else, anyone under extra stress due to financial issues, a difficult job or marriage, or for any other reason.

Add up the numbers in these groups and you have most of the population!  So now you are convinced you need to supplement the next question is :

Are your Supplements Safe…….. Not all supplements are created equal.

I strongly encourage you to do your homework here. If you’re going to invest in supplements, for goodness sakes don’t scrip and save and buy the cheapest you can find.  Here’s a sobering fact: supplement companies are not regulated with the same kind of rigor by the FDA as pharmaceuticals.  This means there is no required quality control testing from pill to pill, or bottle to bottle. It also means you’re often getting loads of fillers and binders, sometimes accounting for as much as 40% of the supplement itself!  Which is what you are getting if you are buying cheap supplements – in this case do yourself a favour don’t waste your money!

The supplements I recommend to clients are “beyond organic” (due to the tests thev do), natural and plant based pharmaceutical grade supplements, regulated by the FDA with the same rigor as their pharmaceuticals. For example, this means that a maximum of 2% of the content can be fillers or binding agents. Testing is done on raw material as well as on the finished product and – most companies only batch test but the supplements we use are tested pill by pill and bottle by bottle

I have done a lot of research and will only ever use and recommend products in which I have the utmost confidence.  If you want to know more about the supplements I use don’t hesitate to contact me, but this is what you need to be looking out for:

  1. Most store bought supplements are loaded with binders, fillers, thickening agents and other things you don’t want to be putting in your body – remember the rule about food – it should be natural, organic etc this applies to your supplements as well
  2. Many companies with very little experience are trying to market dietary supplements
  3. Over 85% of supplements are made by third party manufacturers
  4. Most companies are not in charge of their own quality – the same as your food – if you make everything from scratch you are in charge you know what is in your food – so why buy supplements when in reality you have no idea what is in them?
  5. Does the company have third Party cGMP Certification.
  6. Potency, Purity, Safety – are the correct actives present in the optimum synergistic amounts? Does it contain the correct ingredients, are you 100% certain the product is not contaminated and safe when ingested?
  7. Highest potency is not always the best, optimum potency is the key
  8. are you 100% that all the label claims can be met
  9. Are the raw materials used pure – free of contaminants such as insects, insect fragments, animal or insect excreta, rocks, sticks, dirt, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, lead
  10. Free of cross contamination
  11. Do they test to parts per trillion – that is one dropper drop in three Olympic size swimming pools

Can you confidently, hand on heart answer all of these questions about the supplements you are taking and / or recommending?  If not get these questions answered.  Yes, nutraceuticals (pharmaceutical grade supplements) cost more than store bought brands but you will get the results you need.  Your health is the most important thing in the world DO NOT compromise that by taking poor quality supplements.

The World Obesity Federation show the UK is spending more than £14 billion annually treating illness caused by excess weight – such as heart disease, diabetes and liver disease.  Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death.  23 years ago 1 in 50 children had autism now it is 1 in 10 and estimated to rise to 1 in 2.  Our life expectancy at birth is 81 years of age, yet health expectancy is 71, which means that the majority of people are living the last 10 years of their life in ill health from a preventable illness.

The simplest and most effective way to increase nutrient intake, help the body to heal itself and to and reduce health care costs is through supplementation.  Once you examine the facts, the question is no longer “why supplement?” but rather “why wouldn’t you supplement?”   I truly believe that ssupplements can be used by everyone to protect against disease, eliminate deficiencies, prevent future illness, balance the body chemistry and ensure Elite Health in the long term – it’s your insurance policy.  You insure your home, your car, your pets why won’t you  insure the most precious things you own – your body and your health.

The company I use don’t guess they test, it is one of the reasons I am with them.  They conduct over 600 tests and can guarantee the Purity, Potency and Safety of every single supplement that leaves their facility.  Would you like to find out more, find out how you can access a FREE no obligation webinar to get more information and start leaving a legacy of health today.  Contact us today for more information

How Stressed Are you?

Some amount of stress is healthy, but excessive stress, left untreated, can lead to anxiety and illness.  Too much stress makes you at best ineffective, and at worst physically ill.

Stress affects everyone but it is all about how we deal with the stress and how prepared we are.  Acute (sudden or short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems go on high alert and these stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation.  However, most of us face repeated stressful situations that if not dealt with put a strain on the body that contributes to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences.  90% of all ill health has a stress/ emotional component to it.

WHAT STRESS DOES TO YOUR BODY

HEAD: mood swings, anger, depression, irritability, anxiety, lack of energy, swings in appetite, concentration problems, sleep issues, headaches, mental health issues, anxiety disorders and panic attacks

SKIN: Skin problems such as acne, hives, rosacea

JOINTS AND MUSCLES: Aches and pains, tension, lowered bone density

HEART: Increased blood pressure, higher cholesterol, increased heart beat

STOMACH: stomach cramps, acid reflux, nausea, bloating, digestive issues, diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM: lower sperm count (men), increased pain during periods (women)

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Reduced ability to fight and recover from illness

 

Stress is immensely harmful to your health because your body reacts to it in the same way that it would react if you came upon a lion in the wild.  The reaction is not always to the same degree but there is no question that your sympathetic nervous system increases its output whenever you feel anxious, tense, frustrated, or angry (In other words, whenever you feel stressed).

The process of learning to control stress is life-long. Overcoming stress will not only contribute to better health, but it will also increase your resilience and your ability to succeed.  It is important to consider that no single method is always successful and that a combination of approaches is generally most effective

Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes are essential : enhance your overall health and stress resistance by getting regular exercise, eating a diet rich in a variety of organic vegetables particularly leafy greens, and avoiding alcohol and  caffeine.   Cut out sugar : Stressed spelled backwards is desserts and take a plant based natural magnesium supplement – remember that all supplements are not created equal!  Find out more about my go to magnesium supplement : Bodyprime.  This is the only magnesium supplement I use and recommend to all my clients and of all the supplements they use this is the one they order month in and month out.  It’s known in my clinic as the miracle mineral.  The benefits of magnesium for anxiety and stress are substantial, yet up to 75% of us are deficient.  You can read more about magnesium here and here

The best way to manage your stress in the short and long term is to learn coping strategies that you can use daily. Download my FREE 5 Simple and Easy Ways to Reduce Stress and you can start practicing these tips right away. Try one or two until you find a few that work for you. I recommend you practice these techniques until they become habits you can turn to when you feel stress.  Follow the link to get access to the FREE 5 Simple and Easy Ways to Reduce Stress : http://bit.ly/2Cr4ZW9