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.

What Causes the Mid-Afternoon Slump, and How to Deal With It.😴🤯

Does your motivation level come to a grinding halt when the clock strikes 3 pm? Do you feel fatigued, sluggish and unable to concentrate on your work? If so, chances are you are experiencing the common ‘mid-afternoon slump’, where your energy levels clock out before you have permission to!

Whilst a slight dip in energy after lunchtime is normal, a major slump where you struggle to recover your focus, even with the help of some fresh air or a short break, may indicate a deeper issue with the way your body maintains its energy levels.

Let me explain…

Your body makes energy from the food you eat; the digestive system breaks down carbohydrates (found in foods such as vegetables and grains) to produce glucose, which is moved into your cells to create energy, or stored for later use. This process is controlled by the hormone, insulin, which is responsible for keeping a steady flow of glucose into your cells, and therefore an even flow of energy for your body’s needs.

This maintains your mental and physical momentum all day– keeping you feeling focused and active. However, in some instances, insulin is unable to effectively usher glucose into your cells – reducing your brain’s access to the fuel it needs to keep you switched on.

There are several reasons why this can occur, and many of these can be addressed naturally. To help you beat the slump, we’ve created a list of its top three causes and how to correct them, so you can get back to performing at your peak!

What Causes the Mid Afternoon Slump, and how to deal with it Metagenics Australia and New Zealand Blog

Running on empty without enough nutrients

Insulin’s ability to do its job relies on certain nutrients, however, it is common for many individuals to fall short of getting enough of these nutrients from their diet. This can occur for various reasons, including poor dietary habits and declining levels of nutrients in our food (due to farming, storage and transporting practices). On top of this, stressful events and certain medications can also deplete your nutrient levels by increasing the demand for particular nutrients, affecting their absorption from the gut, or by increasing clearance of these nutrients from the body.

Research has shown that low levels of vitamin D,1 magnesium,2 zinc3 and chromium4 can all impair how well your insulin ushers glucose into your cells, and this can limit the amount of glucose getting through to your brain, sending you into a slump.

If you think you might be lacking in some of these nutrients, please ask me, so I can help you to identify any nutritional deficiencies and enable you to manage them. In addition to reversing deficiencies, they may also prescribe natural ingredients such as alpha-lipoic acid, which enhances your cells’ ability to access glucose,5 helping your body get the steady stream of glucose and energy it needs.

Going into overdrive with stress

Your natural stress response is a wonderful thing as it allows you to tap into an alert, high-functioning state, both mentally and physically, to allow you to cope with and adapt to stress (find out more about how stress affects your body, here). That said, the pace of modern life can often lead to constant activation of your stress response, which can cause problems with blood glucose and energy levels.

Stressful situations cause the body to release high levels of cortisol, a hormone that stimulates the body to overcome stressful events by causing helpful changes, such as the release of stored glucose so that your cells can access energy on demand. Once midday hits, cortisol naturally tapers down (in preparation for allowing you to fall asleep in the evening), taking its glucose-releasing effects with it.  

Normally, this tapering effect causes a slight dip in energy, but under high levels of stress, elevated cortisol levels drop rapidly, causing the body to swing from releasing high amounts of glucose to low amounts. As there is still a lot of insulin circulating through the bloodstream, this rapidly clears the blood of glucose, suddenly leaving many cells high and dry without enough glucose to go around, resulting in a one-way ticket to slump-town!

Creating a healthy sleep routine, practising regular meditation, daily exercise, and making time to do the things you love can all lower stress levels and help you overcome your mid-afternoon slump, discussed further in this blog.

What Causes the Mid Afternoon Slump, and how to deal with it Metagenics Australia and New Zealand Blog

Fuelling yourself with a high sugar diet

A high sugar diet (rich in refined carbs, sweets and soft drinks) is another common reason for afternoon fatigue, as over time it can disrupt your body’s ability to control blood glucose. These foods contain large amounts of sugar that are quickly broken down to glucose, and then rapidly absorbed into the blood, causing your glucose levels to skyrocket. Even though insulin steps in to curb glucose levels, over time, consuming a high sugar diet results in your body becoming less sensitive to the effect of insulin (to avoid taking in more glucose). This effect is known as ‘insulin resistance’, and disrupts your cells’ ability to access glucose (and energy) when needed (e.g. in the afternoon when your energy levels naturally dip), causing fatigue.

The good news is that it only takes a few small changes to improve your diet and increase your energy. Firstly, eating a range of unprocessed wholefoods (i.e. foods that are closest to their natural form, such as vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, eggs and grains) can help maintain steady blood glucose levels. Rather than spiking your blood glucose quickly, these foods allow glucose to be steadily absorbed into the bloodstream over a few hours, due to their protein and fibre content, helping slow down the absorption of glucose. This reduces the risk of your body’s cells becoming saturated with glucose, lowering the risk of your body becoming insulin resistant. In addition, herbal medicines such as cinnamon6 and raw cocoa7 can also help to maintain steady blood glucose levels and reduce insulin resistance, allowing you to tap into energy and power through.

What Causes the Mid Afternoon Slump, and how to deal with it Metagenics Australia and New Zealand Blog

Beat the slump and get back on top

More often than not, finding solutions for the mid-afternoon slump starts with taking stock of personal health factors and habits that may contribute to your drop in energy. This includes reviewing the quality of your diet, sleep, levels of stress and other factors that can prevent your body from being able to maintain steady energy levels. Often, these factors can be numerous and complex, as qualified natural healthcare I can help you identify the areas that need support, and tailor solutions that meet your body’s particular needs – making the mid-afternoon slump all but a memory in a refreshed and re-energised mind.


1 Ekpenyong, CE. Micronutrient deficiency, a novel nutritional risk factor for insulin resistance and Syndrome X. Arch Food Nut Sci. 2018 Nov; 2: 016-030. doi: /10.29328/journal.afns.1001013.

2 Kostov K. Effects of magnesium deficiency on mechanisms of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes: focusing on the processes of insulin secretion and signaling. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Mar 18;20(6). doi: 10.3390/ijms20061351.

3 Cruz KJC, de Oliveira ARS, Morais JBS, Severo JS, Mendes PMV, de Sousa Melo SR, et al. Zinc and insulin resistance: biochemical and molecular aspects. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2018 Dec;186(2):407-412. doi:10.1007/s12011-018-1308-z.

4 Ekpenyong, CE. Micronutrient deficiency, a novel nutritional risk factor for insulin resistance and Syndrome X. Arch Food Nut Sci. 2018 Nov; 2: 016-030. doi: /10.29328/journal.afns.1001013.

5 Jacob S, Ruus P, Hermann R, Tritschler HJ, Maerker E, Renn W, et al. Oral administration of RAC-alpha-lipoic acid modulates insulin sensitivity in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus: a placebo-controlled pilot trial. Free Radic Biol Med. 1999 Aug;27(3-4):309-14. PMID: 10468203.

6 Mang B, Wolters M, Schmitt B, Kelb K, Lichtinghagen R, Stichtenoth DO, et al. Effects of a cinnamon extract on plasma glucose, HbA, and serum lipids in diabetes mellitus type 2. Eur J Clin Invest. 2006 May;36(5):340-4.

7 Grassi D, Lippi C, Necozione S, Desideri G, Ferri C. Short-term administration of dark chocolate is followed by a significant increase in insulin sensitivity and a decrease in blood pressure in healthy persons. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Mar;81(3):611-4.