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.

Loneliness and how we can rebuild our lost connections.🤗

If you’re a typical Westerner in the 21st century, you probably feel lonely — occasionally, often or even most of the time. But, unlike with other afflictions, we’re not likely to confess our loneliness to others. However, loneliness hurts. Terribly. In the bestselling book, Lost Connections, hailed as a seminal book for our times, Johann Hari explains that acute loneliness makes your cortisol levels soar and cause as much stress as a punch from a stranger.

What is loneliness?

As well as painful, loneliness can be confusing, striking at unlikely times — such as when you’re around friends or family. That’s because feeling lonely and actual social isolation aren’t the same thing, explains Michelle Lim, a clinical psychologist of Swinburne University of Technology and scientific chair of the Australian Coalition to End Loneliness.

“We need to spend more time with each other, especially in the local neighbourhood. It’s about people running into each other. But, then, also we need to join more — book clubs, current affairs discussion groups, a community garden, choir, the local library.”

“With loneliness you feel subjectively alone and disconnected from others. You might be also embedded in strong social structures like school and work and family but you still feel lonely because you can’t get that connection. Even if you do have friends, it doesn’t mean they also cater to your social needs.”

Social isolation, on the other hand, is the experience of having little contact with others. While some may thrive on it, she says too much social isolation is linked to a greater risk of subjective loneliness.

Feeling lonely is a normal thing, Lim says. “It’s a signal for us to do something. What’s not normal is when it persists and becomes distressing to the person, and they do nothing about it.”

In Lost Connections, Hari explains that the unease, anxiety and alertness we feel when we’re alone too long is an evolutionary mechanism to push us back into the group. “If you became separated from the group for a protracted time, it meant you were in terrible danger. You were vulnerable to predators; if you got sick nobody would be there to nurse you, and the rest of the tribe was more vulnerable without you, too. You would be right to feel terrible. It was an urgent signal from your body and brain to get back to the group any damn way you could.”

Who is lonely?

Certain situations make us more vulnerable to loneliness, such as being a single or new parent, migrant, jobless, widowed, separated, disabled or living alone). However, it’s pervasive among all demographics and generations. In a 2018 study by Lim for the Australian Psychological Society, one in four Australian adults were impacted by significant loneliness and one in five lacked a confidant. Almost 30 per cent felt they didn’t belong to a group of friends. Challenging the stereotypes, more young adults (62 per cent) sometimes lacked companionship.

Far from an individual flaw, loneliness is endemic in Western culture. It pervades our domestic lives, education systems and workplaces. Studiosity’s 2018 National Student Survey of 1000 Australian university students found that 51 per cent had considered quitting their degree due to the struggles of studying alone.

Professional and social isolation was also named the biggest negative by those working from home (in research by demographer Mark McCrindle) and was described as a key factor in burnout for those running small to medium-sized enterprises (in a 2016 article in the journal, Burnout Research).

How loneliness affects your health

Prolonged loneliness can literally kill you. When US researchers from Brigham Young University followed up more than 3 million study participants over seven years, they found those who’d reported subjective feelings of loneliness were 26 per cent more likely to be deceased than population samples of similar age, socioeconomic status and health.

While it’s popularly believed that social isolation is OK if you enjoy it, that’s not what the researchers found. Those who lived alone (but didn’t feel lonely) had a 32 per cent increased likelihood of death. Both subjective loneliness and social isolation were found to be as bad for your health as some of the strongest determinants of higher mortality, including obesity, smoking, sedentary lifestyles and drug abuse.

When you’re lonely your whole body is impacted, right down to the cellular level. Research links social disconnection to reduced immunity, slower healing, inflammation, elevated blood pressure, a greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline, insomnia, anxiety, depression, suicide and other health issues. Loneliness is even bad for the economy, with research suggesting it negatively affects individual productivity.

Why are we so disconnected?

Solving our loneliness problem requires understanding the huge societal forces pushing us apart.

Prominent Australian social researcher and author Hugh Mackay says Australia’s growing social fragmentation is the bitter trade-off in our freer, modern lifestyles and social, cultural, economic and technological changes. Key factors include the IT revolution, shrinking household sizes, relationship breakdown, falling birth rates, smaller family sizes, dual-income households and our increased mobility and busyness.

On average, we disrupt our connections every six years by moving house, Mackay says. Many of us no longer live near family members. Almost universal car ownership means declining footpath traffic in the neighbourhood. “We’re not having the same incidental encounters that traditionally have been a great source of assurance that this is where we’re recognised and belong,” he says. “The car is itself an isolating capsule.” And while we’ve become better global citizens and travellers, Mackay says this comes at the expense of our own local neighbourhoods.

Lim says a decrease in services for common places for people to interact, and longer travelling times to work, contribute to the issue. “We’re not working within our communities any more,” she says. And the time spent travelling to work means we’re less able to engage with our communities.

Genuine connection involves mutual, two-sided sharing and listening of what matters to each person. “It’s the feeling that we are being acknowledged, recognised, appreciated, taken seriously. Listening is the ultimate sign that we are taking another person seriously.”

One of our biggest barriers to social connection is our busyness, Mackay says. “We have less time and less energy for just hanging out with each other. Trying to get a group of people to meet is now a major challenge. People in full-time work are working longer hours. That’s often connected to the use of information technology. Many people who are underemployed have a jigsaw life of trying to put together a series of part-time jobs to try and generate a sufficient income. That can mean people are busier, because they’re patching together.”

When McCrindle surveyed Australians in 2016 for their preferred night to stay in, he discovered a whopping 45 per cent preferred to spend every night of the week at home. Forty-two per cent who cancelled on a social invite did so to relax and recharge, TV-watching being the most common activity.

Social media has also redefined friendship, Mackay says. “Friendship as we traditionally understood it, with some actual intimacy, a lot of time spent together and a lot of empathy, is put at risk the more we substitute face-to-face time with screen time.” Hari views our obsession with social media as a symptom, not a cause, of our lost connections: “The web arrived offering them a kind of parody of what they were losing — Facebook friends in place of neighbours, video games in place of meaningful work, status updates in place of status in the world.”

Also forcing us apart is our growing individualism, competition and materialism. We’re encouraged to be independent and successful rather than interdependent and communal. Only you can help yourself is the mantra. “These ideas now run so deep in our culture that we even offer them as feel-good bromides to people who feel down — as if it will lift them up,” Hari writes in Lost Connections.

“We — without ever quite intending to — have become the first humans to ever dismantle our tribes. As a result, we have been left alone on a savanna we do not understand, puzzled by our own sadness.”

Building community

Fortunately, loneliness is gaining recognition as a significant public health issue by governments and community groups around the world. In early 2018, the world’s first Minister for Loneliness, Tracey Crouch, was appointed in the UK. Closer to home, in December 2018, Australia’s Andrew Giles, Labor Shadow Minister for Schools, co-sponsored a motion for a national policy response to the loneliness “crisis”. Addressing loneliness is now part of Labor’s platform, he says.

Mackay’s latest book, Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society (Pan MacMillan, 2018), suggests the answer to rebuilding community lies in our very own neighbourhood. “The absolutely critical step is that we must decide that we need to spend more time with each other, especially in the local neighbourhood. It’s about people running into each other. But, then, also we need to join more – book clubs, current affairs discussion groups, a community garden, choir, the local library.”

It’s also vital to have a realistic understanding of community. In all true communities, including extended families, there are those we have less in common with or like less, Mackay says. “We’ve all got to, not just tolerate each other, but accept and respect each other’s right to be in this community. And our health, especially our mental health, will benefit if we generate something that works like a true community. That sort of diversity and learning to live with difference is an essential part of a healthy, rich community.”

Cultivating true connection

Merely being around people isn’t enough to cure loneliness. Genuine connection involves mutual, two-sided sharing and listening of what matters to each person. Mackay says, “It’s the feeling that we are being acknowledged, recognised, appreciated, taken seriously. Listening is the ultimate sign that we are taking another person seriously.”

Lim says there’s no “one size fits all” prescription for loneliness. “Consider, what works for you? Is it joining a group? Is it one-on-one? Is it doing a meaningful activity or volunteering?” Our social needs differ from person to person. For some, duration is important, for others quality or some other variable, she says.

While most of us yearn for and value close friendship, it requires time, energy and patience. You can make a friend on Facebook in one click, but in real life it takes 200 hours of time together to make a close friend, according to a 2018 study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Advice on friendship-making often focuses on cultivating better social skills. Though such suggestions seem logical, there’s no evidence-based relationship between specific social skills and loneliness, Lim says. While social skills can’t hurt, she says research suggests social confidence is more linked to social connectivity.

Loneliness may arise out of bigger systemic social shifts, but we can still drive change. “Many individuals make a group, they make a social structure, they make a community,” Lim says. “If people are changing their behaviours, then the community changes as well.”

Those of us with busy lives may need to prioritise social connection. This requires re-evaluating our lives and changing our behaviours. Here, meditation can help us live mindfully so we’re less likely to fall victim to the pressure and propaganda that drive us apart. With social interaction being natural and important to most humans, by watering the seeds of our communities we can grow the gardens of our lost tribes and find our way home to the hearth of togetherness.

Where to connect

  • The online world is a great resource for ways to connect offline. Just don’t make it the destination, Mackay warns. Apps and platforms include Meetup, One Good Street, Stitch (for over fifties), Nextdoor.
  • The Good Karma Network, which currently encompasses 42 active communities across four states and helps people in need connect with neighbours who can help them.
  • Couch surf or share your home or sofa with a stranger.
  • Walk and catch public transport.
  • Move to a smaller locality (the 2015 HILDA survey showed the happiest people live in smaller towns of fewer than 1000 people).
  • Move closer to family and friends.
  • Local libraries offer a great resource for all sorts of community activities.
  • Join a communal workspace if you work from home.
  • If you’re self-employed, join a group of peers.
  • If you’re unable to get out (because of young children, for example) invite people, such as the neighbours, to your home.
  • Find groups in your local community through the library, local council, local newspapers, local ads and word of mouth.
  • Organise a regular block party for your neighbourhood.
  • Get involved in a local political, environmental or social cause.
  • Help a neighbour.
  • Improve your neighbourhood.
  • Participate in local events, such as rubbish clean-up days and festivals.
  • Enrol in adult education classes.
  • Join a community garden, volunteer group, sporting group, meditation and yoga group.
  • Help out at your local school.
  • Join a bushwalking club.
  • Become a regular at your local pub.
  • Join a community choirs or theatre group.
  • Join a church bible study or youth group.
  • Meet up with parenting groups and classes.
  • Join dancing classes.
  • Attend an inspiring talk.
  • Meet dog-walking and other animal-interest groups.
  • Participate in camping and other activities with the family.
  • Start an interest group yourself.

Written by Linda Moon ,June 5, 2019

https://www.wellbeing.com.au/kinship/relationships/lost-connections.html?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WB_050619&utm_content=WB_050619+CID_f0bce56fdfba514ade4a3505294ed298&utm_source=Email%20marketing&utm_term=Read%20more

Leave a Comment