WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD OF HEALTH. HEALTH & WELLBEING DNA TESTING

WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD OF HEALTH. HEALTH & WELLBEING DNA TESTING

Who would BENEFIT from a DNA SEQUENCING profile?

If you are planning a baby, you would like more resilience against stress, you are struggling with anxiety and/or depression, you have hormonal issues, you have gut issues, you have a history of chronic diseases such as autoimmunity, mental illness or cancer in the family, you wish to age well and remain in the best of health in your older years or you just feel that you could live a better and healthier life and ‘Something is missing’.

So what are you waiting for? BOOK A DNA TEST today.

FIND OUT HOW TO WIN THE WEIGHT BATTLE DURING PERI MENOPAUSE/MENOPAUSE!

FIND OUT HOW TO WIN THE WEIGHT BATTLE DURING PERI MENOPAUSE/MENOPAUSE!

ARE YOU EATING RIGHT FOR YOUR BODY?

Abdominal Weight Gain Occurs Because Of A Drop In Oestrogen Levels, Low-Quality Sleep And Regular, Age-Related Reductions In Metabolism And Muscle Tone.

ARE YOU GAINING BODY FAT AND FINDING IT HARDER TO LOSE WEIGHT?

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW Metabolic Balance® CAN HELP YOU FEEL LIKE YOU AGAIN

HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE & GENETICS

HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE & GENETICS

When your body has too much histamine, it can cause symptoms collectively known as histamine intolerance. This can be due to excess production of histamine by your body or not being able to break down histamine from foods very well. OR… both!

Constant headaches that often turn into migraines. Anxiety, irritability, and mood disturbances. Nausea, digestive symptoms, and reactions to even healthy foods. Constant runny nose, sneezing, itching eyes or skin…

Discover The Link Between Your Genetics, Oestrogen and how PERIMENOPAUSE & MENOPAUSE can influence Histamine Intolerance – And, What You Can Do About It.

DOES YOUR HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE START IN YOUR GENES?
BOOK A DNA FOOD CHOICE TEST TODAY!

DO YOU GET HEADACHES, SKIN ERUPTIONS OR DIARRHEA TO LET YOU KNOW SOMETHING YOU ATE DISAGREES WITH YOU?

DO YOU GET HEADACHES, SKIN ERUPTIONS OR DIARRHEA TO LET YOU KNOW SOMETHING YOU ATE DISAGREES WITH YOU?

BUT YOU CAN’T QUITE PUT YOUR FINGER ON THE RIGHT CULPRIT?

ARE YOU TIRED AFTER YOU EAT, CAN’T CONCENTRATE, ALMOST FALL ASLEEP OR DO YOUR GET IRRITABLE, TENSE AND HYPERACTIVE?

OFTEN FOOD INTOLERANCES AND FOOD ALLERGIES GO UNDETECTED AND ARE THE BLAME FOR FATIGUE AND MOODINESS WHEN IT MAY BE AS SIMPLE AS SOMETHING YOU ATE.

WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT TO KNOW WHICH FOODS TO AVOID! BOOK A DNA FOOD CHOICE OR  A FOOD INTOLERANCE TEST TODAY.

HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE GAINED WEIGHT, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE MIDDLE, BUM AND HIPS?

HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE GAINED WEIGHT, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE MIDDLE, BUM AND HIPS?

AND EVEN WITH A HEALTHY, BALANCED DIET WITH EXERCISE, THE WEIGHT STILL PERSISTS…

Unbalanced Hormones and Stress In The Body Can Change How The Body Digests Food, Slow Metabolism, And Make Your Body Hold Onto Fat And Fluid.

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO THE ABOVE STATEMENT, THEN THE METABOLIC BALANCE® PROGRAM MAY BE PERFECT FOR YOU!

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW PERSONALISED NUTRITION CAN HELP YOU.

BUSY LIFE! DO YOU WORRY ABOUT EVERYTHING?

BUSY LIFE! DO YOU WORRY ABOUT EVERYTHING?

Are The Kids Ok? Am I Giving Them Everything They Need? I Can’t Deal With The Stress Any More. I Wish I Had More Time In The Day. I Don’t Like The Way I Look!

FOR MANY WOMEN, THIS CHRONIC STRESS RESPONSE IS NEVER SWITCHED OFF AND THEY FIND IT HARD TO FIND THE JOY IN SIMPLE THINGS.

NATALIE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO IDENTIFY THE CAUSE OF YOUR STRESS HORMONE IMBALANCE AND SUPPORT YOU TO UNDERSTAND YOUR BODY’S OWN UNIQUE NEEDS.

 

I HELP ADRENAL FATIGUED STRESSED WOMEN TO RENEW THEIR ENERGY, REDEFINE THEIR HEALTH AND RECLAIM THEIR LIFE.

I HELP ADRENAL FATIGUED STRESSED WOMEN TO RENEW THEIR ENERGY, REDEFINE THEIR HEALTH AND RECLAIM THEIR LIFE.

Learn How You Can Conquer Constant Stress, Anxiety, Fatigue, Brain Fog, Low Mood, Moodiness, Weight Gain, Digestive Issues, Thyroid Metabolic Issues, And Hormonal Imbalances.

COME BACK TO YOUR TRUE SELF.

EAT YOURSELF HEALTHY! Health & Happiness From The INSIDE OUT.

EAT YOURSELF HEALTHY! Health & Happiness From The INSIDE OUT.

I LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING YOU ADDRESS YOUR HEALTH CONCERNS TO RESTORE YOUR HEALTH, PREVENT DISEASE AND ENHANCE OPTIMAL LIFE-LONG WELLNESS.

THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW TO MAKE POSITIVE DIET CHANGES TO YOUR HEALTH WITH METABOLIC BALANCE®

My biggest takeaway was how conscious I’m now about everything I put into my mouth.
For the first time in years, after following my personalised Metabolic Balance® individualised food plan, I’m on the path to losing the pregnancy weight I never got rid of after having children. SARAH

TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH TODAY!

 

 

PERIMENOPAUSE, MENOPAUSE, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH…MY GOAL IS TO ADDRESS THE UNDERLYING CAUSE

PERIMENOPAUSE, MENOPAUSE, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH…MY GOAL IS TO ADDRESS THE UNDERLYING CAUSE

LEARN HOW YOU CAN THRIVE IN YOUR BODY AND BALANCE YOUR HORMONES.

I’m Excited To See So Many Women Trying To Take Control Of Their Health Long-Term By Finding Out What’s Creating The Hormonal Imbalances That Can Have A Huge Impact On Their Bodies.

RATHER THAN SIMPLY LOOKING FOR A QUICK FIX.

GUT PROBLEMS? ABDOMEN DISCOMFORT OR CRAMPING… How well CAN WE BE when our biggest organ is suffering!

GUT PROBLEMS? ABDOMEN DISCOMFORT OR CRAMPING… How well CAN WE BE when our biggest organ is suffering!

Having issues with a variety of uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms…

You may have Leaky Gut Syndrome.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FIX THIS? HEALING YOUR GUT and RESTORING YOUR MICROBIOME GUT HEALTH DOES NOT HAVE TO BE HARD.

Following an integrated gut detoxification program and some dietary modifications, you will get the pain out of your tummy and the spring back in your step!

BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN KICKSTART YOUR JOURNEY TO A HEALTHY GUT AND LEARN MORE ABOUT WHICH COMBINATION OF DIETARY CHANGES, SUPPLEMENTS AND HERBAL MEDICINE HAS SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE.

 

BRAIN FOG, POOR MEMORY or FORGETFULNESS?

BRAIN FOG, POOR MEMORY or FORGETFULNESS?

ARE YOU FINDING IT HARD TO CONCENTRATE OR MUSTERING THE MOTIVATION?

Kristen arrived in my office, like so many women before her, almost completely worn down. COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED AND BINGING ON SUGAR AND ALCOHOL EVERY NIGHT. She told me she simply had no energy to “do life.”

LEARN HOW YOU CAN RENEW YOUR VITALITY AND FEEL AMAZING AGAIN.

FEELING REALLY TIRED ALL THE TIME?

FEELING REALLY TIRED ALL THE TIME?

AFTER A SLEEPLESS NIGHT, HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY YOU WANT COFFEE AND A SWEET MUFFIN FOR BREAKFAST?

Are You Having Trouble Concentrating, Constantly Feeling Dissatisfied, Extremely Fatigued Mentally and Physically Or Mustering Motivation?

“I’m exhausted, mentally and physically. I almost couldn’t get out of bed today to come here,” Sandra told me.

LEARN HOW I CAN HELP YOU FIND OUT HOW TO BALANCE YOUR HORMONES TO SUPPORT YOUR ADRENAL AND THYROID HEALTH.

ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT SUPPLEMENTS TO TAKE TO HELP REDUCE YOUR ANXIETY OR TO HAVE MORE ENERGY?

ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT SUPPLEMENTS TO TAKE TO HELP REDUCE YOUR ANXIETY OR TO HAVE MORE ENERGY?

With so many supplements on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and confused.

Having treated hundreds of patients with hormonal imbalance, gut issues, fatigue and other related symptoms, Natalie has identified the supplements that really work to provide positive results for her patients.

BOOK A CONSULTATION NOW TO FIND OUT WHAT INDIVIDUALISED SUPPLEMENTS ARE RIGHT FOR YOU.

 

DO YOU HAVE GUT ISSUES? YOU MAY NEED A COMPREHENSIVE GUT MICROBIOME TEST…

DO YOU HAVE GUT ISSUES? YOU MAY NEED A COMPREHENSIVE GUT MICROBIOME TEST…

Have You Been Wondering How Your Unique Gut And Microbiome Play A Role In Your Health?

Common signs and symptoms of Gut Barrier Function Issues may include Weight Gain/Loss, Bloating, Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain, Sugar Cravings, Gas, Immunity Issues, Brain Fog, Anxiety, Unbalanced Hormones, Recurrent Immune Infections or just a sense that something isn’t quite right…

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN REMOVE MICROBIAL INFECTIONS, BALANCE YOUR PH AND RESTORE YOUR MICROBIOME TODAY!

ARE YOU FEELING LIKE YOUR FLUCTUATING BETWEEN SAD, HAPPY, IRRITABLE, CALM, ANGRY, DEPRESSED, ANXIOUS, MOTIVATED AND TIRED?

ARE YOU FEELING LIKE YOUR FLUCTUATING BETWEEN SAD, HAPPY, IRRITABLE, CALM, ANGRY, DEPRESSED, ANXIOUS, MOTIVATED AND TIRED?

ARE YOU WONDERING IF YOUR HORMONES ARE THE CULPRIT AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH?

Discover Why Your Hormones Are Important In Balancing Your Moods And Natural Ways To Make Your Hormones Happy.

ALLERGIES. Do pollen’s, grasses, animal fur, dust and city fumes get up your nose and distress you?

ALLERGIES. Do pollen’s, grasses, animal fur, dust and city fumes get up your nose and distress you?

Allergies And Allergy-Related Diseases Such As Allergic Rhinitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergies, And Allergic Asthma Are Extremely Common.

THEY ARE QUITE OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH DISRUPTION TO THE MICROBIOME IN THE GUT, AS WELL AS TO DYSFUNCTION OF OTHER ORGAN SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE ADRENAL GLANDS/ENDOCRINE SYSTEM, DIGESTIVE DISTURBANCE BEYOND THE MICROBIOME, AND ALTERED IMMUNE RESPONSES.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM FUNCTION.

RENEW. REDEFINE. RECLAIM and  FEEL EMPOWERED IN YOUR BODY

RENEW. REDEFINE. RECLAIM and FEEL EMPOWERED IN YOUR BODY

WELLNESS THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

When You Understand How Your Body Responds To Stress You Have The Power To Change The Results.

Karen began to make changes to what she was eating and found ways to reduce stress in her life, and came back to me radiant and ready to “do life” again.

WONDERING HOW CAN NATALIE HELP YOU? BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL TODAY.

EXHAUSTED, Mentally, Physically and Emotionally! FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR MOJO BACK an ENJOY LIFE AGAIN.

EXHAUSTED, Mentally, Physically and Emotionally! FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR MOJO BACK an ENJOY LIFE AGAIN.

If your busy lifestyle leaving you feeling tired, stressed and out of balance?

Magnesium for Hormonal Harmony 🤯😇

Many women today choose to juggle family life and children with their career, maintaining a dynamic social life, their fitness commitments (did someone say eight week challenge?!) and more. While both inspiring and empowering, this can certainly add an element of stress to day-to-day life, leading to an increased risk of hormonal imbalance1 and a greater requirement for magnesium.2 This mineral is necessary for a number of roles in the body including healthy nervous system and muscular function, restorative sleep, energy production, and more (including hormonal balance!). If your busy lifestyle leaves you feeling tired, stressed and out of balance, magnesium could be just the thing your body’s craving.

Do You Need More Magnesium?

While stress is a key culprit in reducing magnesium, there are other factors which can diminish levels of this vital mineral including reproductive hormonal changes (e.g. pregnancy) and long-term use of the oral contraceptive pill.3

Further, modern food processing techniques can contribute to a reduction of dietary magnesium consumed.4 If you are one of the many women with hormonal complaints such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS),5 menstrual migraine,6 polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)7 and symptomatic menopause;8,9 your magnesium levels may be 20-30% lower than those who are symptom free.

For more on hormonal conditions read this article.

That’s not all though. Many women turn to coffee and/or alcohol as a way of raising energy or ‘winding down’; however, research shows an excess intake of these can also deplete magnesium levels.10 If this is you, it may well be time to explore some new invigorating or stress management strategies, such as swapping out one of your fitness classes for some restorative yoga, or perhaps a regular walk in nature.

How Stress Wields a Hefty Blow

Even if you don’t feel stressed, the persistent busyness of everyday life is still seen as a type of stress which can take its toll on your body. The ‘stress response’ causes the adrenal glands to release hormones (e.g. cortisol) and neurotransmitters (messenger molecules such as adrenaline, noradrenaline, and a small amount of dopamine). However, this leads to magnesium being released from your cells, and excreted via the urine, lowering levels and amplifying the stress response.11 Essentially, whilst you have an increased demand for magnesium when you are stressed, your body offloads it when you need it most! This vicious cycle can leave you low in magnesium, with flow-on effects on healthy nervous system function and hormonal balance.

The Magic of Magnesium for Female Health

Whilst the mechanisms impacting magnesium levels may seem complex (and maybe alarming!), the solution is actually very simple – focus on incorporating foods rich in magnesium into your daily diet (e.g. dark green leafy veg, quinoa, almonds, and black beans are all options); plus you can rapidly replenish your magnesium levels through quality supplementation. This way you can support a healthy stress response, but also help tackle any premenstrual migraines, period pains, and/or mood symptoms (e.g. mood swings, irritability, anxiety).12

Moreover, magnesium supplementation can help manage conditions such as endometriosis and fibroids, by supporting healthy oestrogen metabolism and clearance,13,14,15 therefore helping restore balance.

Interestingly, magnesium also helps to prevent bone loss approaching menopause, by reducing the inflammation and free radical damage that can drive bone deterioration occuring post-menopausally.16 As you can see, virtually all women could benefit from magnesium at some point in their lives.

Which Form of Magnesium is the Best?

This is an understandable question with so many to choose from, and important as not all forms of magnesium are equal. Look for amino acid chelates, such as magnesium bisglycinate (e.g. Meta Mag®). This has a unique biochemical shape that makes it the most effectively absorbed form of magnesium,17,18 which is what you want – magnesium getting to the areas of your body where it is needed most, so you can feel it’s effects.

If you have hormonal symptoms (such as PMS or period pain), magnesium works well alongside:

  • Boswellia: a herb with potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects19 to reduce PMS symptoms and period pain;
  • Chromium: alleviates cravings associated with PMS;20
  • Chamomile: helps relieve stress, calms, and supports healthy mood;21 and
  • Broccoli: aids in the elimination of hormone-disrupting environmental chemicals.22,23 (This topic was discussed in an earlier blog.)

As navigating hormonal conditions can be tricky – speak to a natural healthcare Practitioner for the most appropriate solution for your needs for best results.

Create a Life of Hormonal Bliss

Stress management is an essential part of enjoying healthy hormonal balance, but there is more you can do. Take a holistic perspective and support your overall health by engaging in regular physical activity, drinking 1-2 litres of water daily, and ensuring your diet is rich in ‘good’ fats such as avocado, oily fish (e.g. salmon, anchovies, mackerel), and nuts and seeds (your body requires good fats to make hormones).

Busy woman have better things to do than spend time curled up in bed with period pain, or inconvenienced by some other hormonal symptom. If this is you, begin today to turn things around by ensuring you have your stress under control, and speaking to your Practitioner about your need for magnesium (or about any other health related questions you may have) so you can continue to take on the world happy and healthy!

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2. Eby GA 3rd, Eby KL. Magnesium for treatment-resistant depression: a review and hypothesis. Med Hypotheses. 2010 Apr;74(4):649-60.

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5. Abraham GE, Lubran MM. Serum and red cell magnesium levels in patients with PMT. Am J Clin Nutr. 1981;34:2364-6. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/34.11.2364.

6. Mauskop A, Altura BT, Altura BM. Serum ionized magnesium levels and serum ionized calcium/ionized magnesium ratios in women with menstrual migraine. Headache. 2002 Apr;42(4):242-8. PMID: 12010379.

7 Chakraborty P, Ghosh S, Goswami SK, Kabir SN, Chakravarty B, Jana K. Altered trace mineral milieu might play an aetiological role in the pathogenesis of polycystic ovary syndrome. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2013 Apr;152(1):9-15. doi: 10.1007/s12011-012-9592-5.

8. López-González B, Molina-López J, Florea DI, Quintero-Osso B, Pérez de la Cruz A, Planells del Pozo EM. Association between magnesium-deficient status and anthropometric and clinical-nutritional parameters in postmenopausal women. Nutr Hosp. 2014 Mar 1;29(n03):658-664. doi: 10.3305/nh.2014.29.3.7198.

9. Okyay E, Ertugrul C, Acar B, Sisman AR, Onvural B, Ozaksoy D. Comparative evaluation of serum levels of main minerals and postmenopausal osteoporosis. Maturitas. 2013 Dec;76(4):320-5. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2013.07.015.

10. Johnson S. The multifaceted and widespread pathology of magnesium deficiency. Med Hypotheses. 2001 Feb;56(2):163-70.

11. Cuciureanu MD, Vink R. Magnesium and stress. In: Vink R, Nechifor M. Magnesium in the central nervous system. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press; 2011. p. 251-268.

12. Parazzini F, Di Martino M, Pellegrino P. Magnesium in the gynaecological practice: a literature review. Magnes Res. 2017 Feb 1;30(1):1-7. doi: 10.1684/mrh.2017.0419.

13. Brown RC, Bidlack WR. Dietary magnesium depletion: p-nitroanisole metabolism and glucuronidation in rat hepatocytes and hepatic microsomal membranes. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1991 May;197(1):85-90. PMID: 1902295.

14. Maruti SS, Li L, Chang JL, Prunty J, Schwarz Y, Li SS, et al. Dietary and demographic correlates of serum beta-glucuronidase activity. Nutr Cancer. 2010;62(2):208-19. doi: 10.1080/01635580903305375.

15. Balthazart J, Baillien M, Charlier TD, Cornil CA, Ball GF. Multiple mechanisms control brain aromatase activity at the genomic and non-genomic level. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2003 Sep;86(3-5):367-79. PMID: 14623533.

16. Castiglioni S, Cazzaniga A, Albisetti W, Maier JA. Magnesium and osteoporosis: current state of knowledge and future research directions. Nutrients. 2013 Jul 31;5(8):3022-33. doi: 10.3390/nu5083022.

17 Albion Human Nutrition. Magnesium: Clinical and health benefits still without limits. Albion Research Notes. 2003 Oct;12(3):1-4.

18. Siebrecht S. Magnesium bisglycinate as safe form for mineral supplementation in human nutrition. Int J Orthomol Rel Med. 2013;144:1-16.

19. Sharma A, Bhatia S, Kharya MD, Gajbhiye V, Ganesh N, Namdeo AG, et al. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of different fractions of Boswellia serrata. Int J Phytomed. 2010;2(1). doi: 10.5138/ijpm.2010.0975.0185.02015.

20. Brownley KA, Girdler SS, Stout AL, McLeod MN. Chromium supplementation for menstrual cycle-related mood symptoms. J Diet Suppl. 2013 Dec;10(4):345-56.

21. Amsterdam JD, Li Y, Soeller I, Rockwell K, Mao JJ, Shults J. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of oral Matricaria recutita (chamomile) extract therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2009 Aug;29(4):378-82.

22. Boddupalli S, Mein JR, Lakkanna S, James DR. Induction of phase 2 antioxidant enzymes by broccoli sulphoraphane: perspectives in maintaining the antioxidant activity of vitamins A, C, and E. Front Genet. 2012 Jan 24;3-7. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2012.00007.

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