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Karen Green

Heal your GUT, Heal your BODY

In the ”heal your gut, heal your body” online workshop you learn everything you need to know about healing your gut and gut microbiome. Your gut health is crucial to your overall physical and mental well-being. Gut health issues can lead to autoimmunity, mental health problems, skin issues and digestive problems including lack of appetite, diarrhea and or constipation. It may be that you even have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Hippocrates stated, “All disease begins in the gut” and natural health practitioners work closely to heal your gut issues as the start of disease. Even scientists are catching on to this as more research show this too be true!

In a series of videos, audios and handouts the ”heal your body, heal your body” workshop, helps you to dive easily into the world of healing your gastrointestinal system. Listen in the comfort of your home or perhaps the audio of your car. This workshop is for both the general public and practitioners. Handouts are provided to help you along the way!

gut healing

What’s covered:

  • How and what to do to heal your gut – Leaky gut (Intestinal Hyper-permeability), SIBO & parasites
  • What to do when parasites are present & understand if you really need to eradicate them
  • Holistic healing of your gut through the Microbiome Diet
  • The Microbiome Make-over Protocol
  • The benefits of the Mediterranean Diet
  • Easy tips & information on hpw to heal your gut
  • How antibiotics affect your gut
  • Testing options – CDSA, Lactulose/Mannitol, Zonulin, Parasites. 
Heal your gut

Have you had a gastrointestinal issue for a long time and don’t know what to do? The ”heal your gut, heal your body” workshop helps you on the road to better health. Whether you are a practitioner or have general interest in healing your gastrointestinal tract there is something for everyone in this workshop. Need a guiding light into your health or business?

About Karen’s Courses

Karen designs practical & insightful workshops for those who are starting out in clinic & for the general public who want to embrace all things ‘’natural’’. It can be difficult to wade through the vast amount of health information available today. Trust a fully trained health professional who will take the confusion out of it for you. Embrace learning how to make your own beauty products, setting up your clinic, histamine, rotational eating & much more…

Why not sign up today and at your leisure learn about your most important aspect of your health, your gut microbiome and YOU! New Launch Discount includes 20% OFF until end of December 2019. Click here to sign up.

Probiotics for gut health

For more on your gut health read https://access2speechpathology.com.au/gut-microbes-affect-stress-and-your-health/ & https://access2speechpathology.com.au/lets-talk-constipation/

Karen’s online courses are available here: https://gaininghealthnaturally.teachable.com/

Call Karen today 0400836254 or email karensnutrition@gmail.com

Developing Resilience

Resilience thinkingDeveloping Resilience

Developing resilience in a busy hectic life is as important as balancing your microbiome! We all have busy times and how we respond in those busy times is the key to leading a less stressful life. How can we ensure that we respond in positive ways when things are hectic or going awry?

With current on-going social and climate change, we live in a world where aspects of daily life can change in an instant.  What was normal on one day can completely change the next. Fires have ravaged through Queensland this week and as I was heading to a conference on the Sunny Coast a semi-trailer ran off the road closing the M1 (the major highway) for hours and I was stuck in it.  We had diversions and detours for hours. It reminded me that things can change in an instant. If I responded with anger the remainder of my day is potentially affected for the worst. How I responded in that moment mattered! I decided to pass the time away calling my family for a chat, listening to my favourite podcasts and enjoying the beautiful scenery surrounding me as I passed through the Glass House Mountains.

I could have become completely flustered and frustrated however I chose to remain calm as I continued to move forward. I am not saying that I was completely oblivious to the added burden (the hours spent on a busy diversion) however as much as I could I chose to remain calm and centred.  Whilst driving I was reminded of the tremendous power of the Adaptogenic herbs I dispense.  In the herbal medicine world, we call these herbs adaptogens as they do just that: help us to adapt to the stress response, adapt to alleviating stress in positive ways such as: reducing fatigue, improving endurance and mental health.  More on the adaptogens below!

Without getting to technical developing “resilience” is being able to adapt in an ever-changing world.  The aim is to make better decisions under times of uncertainty. How do we do this?  My aim is to help people make better health choices, in other words become more resilient internally through health and well being. A stronger internal body means a stronger external life. Developing Resilience

Do one thing for yourself every day that sustains you! One simple thing that creates peace and serenity that helps toward developing strength through consistency. If this means making sure you eat healthily then do it, if it means walking every day for 24 mins then do it, if it means meditating for 24 mins then do it. If it’s complex, then it’s probably not it. Make this one simple thing, one action that you consistently attend to like watering a flower until it blooms!

Each day this means to me:  

I meditate or a walk on the beach with Erik (the wonder pup), ride my bike, go to the gym or do yoga. When I don’t do this something just doesn’t feel right. This practice helps me to be strong enabling me to handle the challenges of the day, developing my resilience so I can respond in a positive way in this ever-changing world.  Commit to yourself – you are the only person you have really!

Here’s a few tips on how to develop resilience:

  • Get enough sleep and exercise enabling you to better manage stress when it arrives
  • Practice thought awareness – focus on the positive and what you do have that is fantastic in your life
  • Practice cognitive restructuring to change the way that you think about negative situations and bad events. when they arrive say okay here you are and thank you. Now I choose something else.
  • Learn from your mistakes and failures (it’s okay to fail as that is how we learn)
  • Choose your response. I choose to be grateful and positive in my world.
  • Maintain perspective. It is not always perfect, there is no such thing.
  • Develop strong relationships with others (friends and family).  They are important and help you feel supported. It only takes one friend to be there.
  • Take Adaptogens! and B-Complex vitamins (you use more during times of stress).

Adaptogens – The modern day stress herbs.  A little bit of stress is a good thing for the body. It keeps us alert and enables us to move out of situations that may potentially hurt or put you in danger. It is when stress is chronic, on-going over a long period of time that the damage is done. It causes exhaustion, fatigue, high blood pressure and heart disease, obesity (as cortisol remains high sugar imbalance occurs), and mental health issues. High stress impacts immunity and impacts  your gut bacterial balance. In other words can cause leaky gut. Here are a few of my favourite adaptogenic herbs. Like all herbs they perform more than one action.

Rhodiola (Artic Root or Rose Root) grows in the Arctic cold regions of the world). It enhances physical work performance and improves endurance exercise and muscle strength. It calms and enhances learning, cognitive and memory performance, protects the nervous system from oxidative damage.

Please read more on how Schisandra, Rhodiola and Siberian Ginseng were used by the Russian Army here: Russians were studying herbs

AshwagandhaWithania (Ashwaganda or Indian Ginseng) is used to enhance longevity and when stress  abounds. It helps in times of both physical and emotional exhaustion and fatigue. It can be used as a tonic for the elderly.

Gotu Kola (commonly known as Centella or Indian Pennywort), supports adrenal exhaustion, fatigue and nervous breakdown. It supports healthy memory function, whereby studies have shown it improves speed and accuracy of working memory and the mood in the elderly. It provides relief of skin conditions, promotes healthy connective tissue, reduces swelling and provides support for vascular integrity. It helps wound healing.

RehmanniaRehmannia (Chinese Foxglove) is an excellent herb for autoimmune diseases as it suppresses antibody formation. It is a major adrenal tonic and anti-inflammatory. It helps to increase stamina and improve general well-being.

Siberian Ginseng helps to balance the ‘’on/off’’ switch when stress engages. It balances the hormone interplay. It restores vigour, improves health and in Chinese Medicine promotes a long life.

schisandraSchisandra known as Magnolia vine has bright berry fruits that are used to make the herbal medicine. This digestive herb enhances phase 1 & 2 detoxification, relieves chronic fatigue, physical stress and debility.  It improves physical and mental performance and concentration. It is considered a nerve and adaptogenic tonic.

Gynostemma (Southern ginseng) has been used as a rejuvenating elixir by the people in the mountainous regions of Southern China to increase endurance, strength and to relieve fatigue. It is known to the local people as ‘xiancao’ or the ‘Immortality Herb’’.

Book to see a professionally qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist & Herbalist from gaininghealthnaturally.com

Karen is a member of NHAA

Call today: Karen 0400836254 or email: karensnutrition@gmail.com for more information.

Understanding Pyroluria

Understanding Pyroluria

What’s in a name?

The mauve factor (Malvaria), also known as hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one (HPL), kryptopyrrole and urinary pyrrole, was first reported in 1961. Pyroluria is a blood disorder that affects the synthesis and metabolism of the oxygen carrying component of red blood cells, haemoglobin.  All cells release and produce wastes as part of normal function.  The by-product of haemoglobin is the metabolite called hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one (HPL) also known as Pyrrole. In people with pyroluria, these by-products or HPL accumulate in the body and if they are not cleared they can bind to other essential nutrients causing deficiencies. HPL binds to vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), zinc reducing the levels of these vitamins in the body.

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Magic Moon Energy Mists

Magic Moon Energy Mists

The Blue Moon Mist  – There are many definitions of a blue moon, with the most common one being – it is the second full moon that occurs in one calendrical month.  Earlier this year the magic of the lunar eclipse presented with two full moons in one month. When this happens, it is known as a Blue Moon. On an average this occurs every 2.7 years which is not so uncommon to us. What was different about this blue moon, what made it SUPER special, was an ultra-rare phenomenon when a blue moon and a super moon coincide with the blood moon of a lunar eclipse. It was the first time this occurred in 150 years.

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pic from https://67steffen.com/2018/02/27/blue-moon-not/

The Blue Moon Mist contains the awakening eclipsed energy of the blue moon (essence that occurred in Feb 2018) along with the healing powers of essential oils: Jasmine, Frankincense, Patchouli, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lavender & Witch Hazel. Behind the lens this ‘’blue’’ moon awakens your spirit to what is the ‘’real’’ to you.  Each of the essential oils have been blended to form part of your awakening spirit mist. It also contains Fish Pole Bamboo essence. Bamboo is extremely strong, flexible and used for building homes in many homes throughout Asia.  This essence provides the strength to continue through life’s trails and tribulations.  Fish Pole Bamboo essence which enables you to focus on the important things in your life, providing you with the ability to learn from your mistakes and to apply that learning to daily life.

As the feminine energy resides with full moons, the blue moon mist helps with clearing things out, doing away with the past and letting things go. This energy puts you where you need to be and beckons you to a higher state of consciousness.

The magical deep red blood moon occurred in July 2018 and was the longest lunar eclipse of this century. The reason this lunar eclipse was the longest of the 21st century is because it passed through the centre of the Earth’s shadow thereby increasing the time the moon was blocked from the sun.

Blood Moon

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse 2018

The Blood Moon Mist creates an essence of embracing your ”true self”. The energy of embracing grace helps you stay calm and patient when turmoil occurs around you. It gives a caring, patience and responsible attitude. Mars was the strongest influence on this lunar eclipse and will make you feel strong, sexy and brave. Your quick instincts and fighting spirit can be used to defend your home and family.  The Blood Moon Mist contains magical moon water essence along with essential oils: Ylang Ylang, Rose Geranium, Sandalwood, German Chamomile, Lavender, Geranium, Orange Oil & Witch Hazel. It also contains Pastel Flower (bush essence) that creates patience in self and in others.  Pastel Flower creates an understanding that through patience you will open to the love that surrounds you and to open to self love. This process is often one that is slow and requires patience.

Magic Moon Mists

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Heal your gut with GAPS Workshop

Heal your gut with GAPS Workshop

How to make nourishing bone broths to heal your body!

Karen Green and Trevor Clarke proudly present the first in a series of cooking demonstrations based on the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet.  Heal your gut with GAPS Workshop focuses on the benefits of bone broths used to heal the gastrointestinal lining and how this can change your health.

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Anxiety, a modern dilemma?

Anxiety, A modern Dilemma?

Anxiety, a modern dilemma or a part of our busy modern lifestyle? Here Gaining Health Naturally explores the common causes and what you can do to assist. Anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders in Australia affecting approximately 1 in 7 people. Women are more likely to have an anxiety disorder (18%) than men (11%) according to the 2007, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).  From my clinical experience both anxiety and depression are on the increase with more and more people seeking help.

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