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.

Ready for a myth bust?

All the Noise About Soy

All the Noise About Soy

The world we live in is a melting pot of mixed cultures which has resulted in the spread of many ingredients and cuisines. One such example is the soybean, finding its way onto the plates of many individuals, and offering a blend of protein, fibre, fats and phytonutrients (e.g. isoflavones). Despite a long traditional use in Asia and the scientifically proven benefits of soy consumption, vocal soy critics have cast concern over this eminent legume, confusing many people about whether soy is safe or not. Whilst some objections against soy for reasons such as overt allergy are well-founded, anti-soy arguments based on misinterpreted data have tainted the perceived safety of soy; leaving many individuals hesitant on whether to enjoy or avoid it. However, research offers remedies to several soy myths, enabling them to be busted – read on for details:

Myth #1: Soy is a goitrogen.

Fact: Goitrogens are substances that disrupt the production of thyroid hormone by interfering with the uptake of iodine into the thyroid gland. Soy has previously been classified as a goitrogen; however, this was based primarily on observations yielded from in vitro and animal studies,1 which in this instance offer limited relevance to humans due to differing metabolism between human and animals with regards to soy.2 That said, in situations of inadequate dietary iodine intakes, thyroid symptoms caused by this lack may be amplified by simultaneously high intakes of soy.3 Nevertheless, a comprehensive review of 14 human clinical studies provided little evidence that soy exerts anti-thyroid effects in healthy subjects,4 which is further supported by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).5

In summary, human evidence supports the safe consumption of dietary soy6,7 alongside adequate iodine intake.8

Myth #2: All soy is genetically modified.

Fact: In the past decade, there has been a surge in the production of genetically modified (GM) crops, with soy representing one of those most commonly affected. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are those whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques designed to produce specific traits. It is true that without sufficient data we can’t predict the effects of modified proteins, so selecting non-GMO soy products avoids unknown risks. As such, non-GMO sources of soy are available, and consuming it in this natural and unadulterated wholefood form is always advised for maximal health benefits.

The Humble Soybean Manifests in Many Dietary Ways.

Myth #3: You should only eat soy if it’s fermented.

Fact: In early China, soy was traditionally cooked like a grain. Processing of this legume then evolved across different regions of Asia to become a variety of modes like those illustrated in Figure 1. This included fermenting (to create tempeh, miso and natto), sprouting, grinding to make a ‘milk,’ and the pressing of unfermented bean curd to create tofu. Fermentation is especially favored in Korea and Japan for producing strong flavours, however doing so is not the golden rule for soy consumption. Similar to other legumes, simply softening soybeans with moisture and heat (e.g. boiling) causes the hardy components within the bean to denature. This allows the nutrients to then become bioavailable and absorbable, and therefore allow us to attain the benefits from consuming them.

In summary, soy has not always traditionally been fermented, and it is perfectly safe and appropriate to consume it in its unfermented form.

Myth #4: Soy is a phytoestrogen.

Fact: The term phytoestrogen describes the ability of certain compounds (found in foods and medicinal herbs) to act similarly to the actions of the hormone oestrogen. However, incorrect interpretations of the term phytoestrogen have raised some concern.

As it pertains to soy, experts have corrected the term phytoestrogen, defining the bean instead as a selective oestrogen receptor modulator or ‘SERM’.

Being a SERM, soy communicates with the body similarly to oestrogen as it can bind to what’s known as oestrogen ‘receptors’, which then modulates their activity (the ‘output’). For example, soy isoflavones have been shown to down-regulate oestrogen receptor alpha (ER-α) activity. Given that ER-α is associated with negative events such as tumour growth, SERM compounds (like the isoflavones found in soy) are viewed as beneficial, as they can favourably influence the state of play. What’s more, soy isoflavones also bind to the beneficial oestrogen receptor beta (ER- β), whose activity is associated with protective health benefits in both men and women.9 In summary, a SERM such as soy does not increase oestrogen levels, but balances oestrogen receptor activity, which can lead to more optimal body function.

The Balance of Soy

It’s important to keep in mind that the health benefits of soy, like many wholefoods, are broad. The soybean is much more than just soy isoflavones – it provides additional health-promoting nutrients including protein, fibre, minerals and B vitamins, all nourishing your body in more ways than one. To enjoy some soy as part of a balanced, check out the healthy Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry recipe below. You too can reap the benefits of this highly versatile legume.

Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry

Makes 1 serve.

Ingredients:

• 1 tablespoon of olive oil
• 200 g tofu
• 50 g broccoli
• 50 g cauliflower
• 1 clove garlic (cut into small pieces)
• 1 tablespoon of diced chives
• 1/3 cup water

Method:

• Heat oil with garlic until garlic is lightly cooked.
• Add cauliflower, tofu and broccoli and stir through very quickly.
• Add water and continue stirring.
• Cook on high heat for approximately four minutes and continue stirring.
• Add a little more water if required to prevent sticking.
• Add chives.
• Turn out and serve.

References

1. Messina M, Redmond G. Effects of soy protein and soybean isoflavones on thyroid function in healthy adults and hypothyroid patients: A review of the relevant literature. Thyroid. 2006 Mar;16(3):249-258. doi: 10.1089/thy.2006.16.249.

2. Soukup ST, Helppi J, Müller DR, Zierau O, Watzl B, Vollmer G, et al. Phase II metabolism of the soy isoflavones genistein and daidzein in humans, rats and mice: a cross-species and sex comparison. Arch Toxicol. 2016 Jun;90(6):1335-1347. doi: 10.1007/s00204-016-1663-5.

3. Messina M. Soy and health update: evaluation of the clinical and epidemiologic literature. Nutrients. 2016 Nov;8(12):1-42. Doi: 10.3390/nu8120754.

4. Messina M, Redmond G. Effects of soy protein and soybean isoflavones on thyroid function in healthy adults and hypothyroid patients: A review of the relevant literature. Thyroid. 2006 Mar;16(3):249-258. doi: 10.1089/thy.2006.16.249.

5. EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS). Risk assessment for peri‐and post‐menopausal women taking food supplements containing isolated isoflavones. EFSA Journal. 2015 Oct;13(10):4246. doi: 10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4246.

6. Rizzo G, Baroni L. Soy, soy foods and their role in vegetarian diets. Nutrients. 2018 Jan 5;10(1):43. doi:10.3390/nu10010043.

7 EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS). Risk assessment for peri‐and post‐menopausal women taking food supplements containing isolated isoflavones. EFSA Journal. 2015 Oct;13(10):4246. doi: 10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4246.

8. Rizzo G, Baroni L. Soy, soy foods and their role in vegetarian diets. Nutrients. 2018 Jan 5;10(1):43. doi:10.3390/nu10010043.

9. Kuiper GG, Lemmen JG, Carlsson B, Corton JC, Safe SH, van der Saag PT, et al. Interaction of estrogenic chemicals and phytoestrogens with estrogen receptor beta. Endocrinology. 1998 Oct;139(10):4252-4263.

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