Do You Struggle to Lose Weight?

Do you struggle to lose weight?

Or, feeling as fit and energized as you want to be?
 
I know I certainly have.
 
It has been a long road of taking care of my health over the last 35 years and during it I have discovering amazing things about myself.
 
I always knew I had a horrible digestive system. I’d frequently have debilitating bowel cramps, diarrhea, nausea, constant belching, hypoglycemic reactions, bloating and weight gain. Which would all lead to chronic fatigue and headaches.
 
When I first got sick as a teenager the one thing I worked the most on was my digestion, nutrition and detoxing. And for a few years this seemed to be enough to fall back on every time my symptoms would creep back.
 
Life events would lead me down a self destructive path and I’d start to eat those crappy North American comfort foods and I’d be right back where I started.
 
That is about the time I discovered Dynamic Medicine and as I worked on the underlying emotional, mental, inherited and karmic trauma’s, the physical also cleared a great deal.
 
The problem was, that by this time my physical body had found a pattern, I was stuck in insulin resistance and no matter how clean I thought I was eating with a Paleo style diet, I couldn’t seem to shake the fatigue and moderate weight gain.
 
 Then a couple years ago life presented me with a great opportunity – Ketopia!
 
Now I had known about Nutritonal Ketosis about 20 years ago, but every time I tried to get there on my own through restrictive dieting (aka cutting out ALL sugar in every form) I couldn’t make it.
 
I’d get such extreme detox symptoms from the dumping of the glycogen out of my cells that I would be literally debilitated in bed with a migraine and bowel pains.
 
So I’d give up.
 
When Forever Green, the supplement company I joined a couple years ago, came out with a product, created by a doctor to help put the body into Nutritional ketosis, easier and without most of the side effects; I was in!!
 
 I wrote about that first experience here – 
I did the program off and on for 3 months and over that time I went from a size 9/10 to a 5/6 with little difficulty and only moderate exercise. (really didn’t change my exercise routine at all). 
Oddly enough however, my weight did not go down nearly as much as I wanted it to. I started around 154 pounds and ended around 140 pounds. I had wanted to get to 125 pounds.
But here is the thing. When in Nutritional ketosis, you don’t lose water weight and you retain all your muscle mass (it’s a biological factor of the survival mechanism that is ketosis). 
So after this initial loss, I was happy and just cruised along for the next 3/4 of a year maintaining that weight loss easily through mainly a Ketogenic lifestyle, with the odd cheat day each week.
NOW –  it’s a new year and I figure heck, I have a great system and new knowledge about how to help my body, not only get rid of unwanted and unhealthy fat that stores toxins and created havoc with all of our systems; but can also help me lean out my body even more, so I can achieve my dream physical physic!!
So my questions to you are;
Have you struggled with similar issues?
Have you always wanted to improve your physical health and overall well being? But found it too difficult to stick to?
Then please join me for my FREE on line Accountability Group. 
Simply click on the image below and sign up in the box at the top of the page and your in.
I look forward to sharing with you over the next few months as we journey together to reach the weight and energy level we each desire!

In true resonant health, have a Self Inspiring week,

xo

 

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How to Feel Amazing in 2017!

Happy New Year to you!

Would you like to discover how to feel amazing in 2017?

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I’m starting 2017 with a whole new perspective on my health and how to help you with your’s. 

I always start the new year with new goals, desires and reason’s for those desires.

And, having been blessed with having Mercury go Retrograde over the last couple weeks; has really helped me take the time to reflect on the past year and beyond. Giving me time to recognize what I’m ready to let go of and what I’m ready to attract into my life.

How about you? What reflections have come up for you over the last few week?

I have dedicated most of my life to health and healing. Be it my own healing or the health of those who have come into my life.

Sometimes with a bit more enthusiasm then the other’s may have wanted!! 

But, always because I care. I care so deeply about taking responsibility for my own health and the desire to share this with others. 

We only get one body in this lifetime and health is vital to having a long full, enjoyable life experience.

It has taken me a long time to find the balance between wanting desperately to heal everyone I knew and loved in the way I thought was best. To not helping unless asked.

Definitely my Karmic journey and life lesson!

Which is why, I am starting this year with a whole new perspective. 

I am still here to guide and support whom ever is in need of my healing and health care knowledge. Because that is the gift I have been blessed with.

However, it will come in a new way. One that supports each of us as individuals, and all of us as a caring community of Health Seekers!

So to start of the New Year, I would like to reflect and share with you, all of the healing tools that I have used over the years to find and heal, my true inner self.

To help you  heal that self on every level – Mental, Emotional and Physical, and feel amazing every single moment of every single day!

How to Feel Amazing in 2017!

Step 1. Commit to taking care of you first, every single day!

I don’t mean in a narcissistic, egotistical, I’m better than you way. But, in a way that tells the world, that you love you, in every single way, every moment of every day.

You are and should be the most important person in your life, PERIOD.

You can still be an amazing, loving, community and family supporting individual, while making each decision based on what would be best for you and your soul and spiritual growth first. 

When your cup is full of love and light, then you can give that same energy back to other’s!

Step 2. Make healthier lifestyle choices, based on your individual needs.

In other words, take the time each day to make cleaner, healthier choices in these important areas of your life;

  • Nutrition/food: I highly suggest looking into eating in a more Ketogenic way. After eating a Paleo diet for many years, I switched to Ketogenic and have felt better than I have in years. There is a lot of new evidence, that supports how a Ketogenic lifestyle can reverse; type 2 diabetes, halt cancer, improve and heal brain damage/concussion, MS, Parkinsons, alzheimers and more. It is also the easiest way to lose excess weight!
  • Exercise: I’m not a huge advocate of becoming a “gym rat”, but if getting a personal trainer to help get you started is necessary, then by all means do so. The benefits of making sure you do at least 20 – 30 minutes of exercise every single day is well documented. I suggest finding something physical you love to do, like; hiking, walking in nature, yoga, cycling, riding a horse and so on. Find at least one thing that you can be active doing, every day and just do it!
  • Quality Supplementation: We all know that our food sources are deficient in vital nutrients. Many of our health problems arise from nutritional deficiencies and malnutrition. And, unless you are being completely neurotic with your daily nutrients, you are more than likely deficient of several vital nutrients. To remedy this I highly suggest you take a bio-available, whole food nutrient, such as, Solarstrips with Frequensea or Prodigy 5.
  • Relaxation: Levels of relaxation vary with each individual. My form of mediation is to wake 15 minutes before I need to get up. Stay relaxed, and do some focused visualizing of my goals for the day. I also find that when I ride my horse, I am in a “zone” of just being one with me and my horse! Sweeping the front walk can be a very quiet relaxing few minutes for me, that allows me to simply stay in the absolute moment. What ever you need to do, to bring your focus to the immediate moment and be quiet and calm within, both on a mental and emotional level, is what you should try to do each day. Even if it is just for 5-15 minutes.
  • Aesthetics for the Body and Home: Whatever you touch, put on, clean with etc, all affects your level of health. 

    It is extremely important to buy natural, environmentally friendly cleaning products. Household product are extremely toxic and poisonous. Which, affect and block up your cleansing organs. I have also noticed in my practice that many so-called allergies are actually simply reactions to toxins like pesticides and cleaners!

    The more toxins you take in, the harder it is for your body to function properly and efficiently. Often so called Seasonal allergies and allergic asthma can actually be caused by too many toxins and chemicals. An overloaded internal system needs to discharge in some way!

    The simplest and most cost effective way to clean a household is with baking soda, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil and salt.

  • It is even more crucial that your body care be free of parabens, sodium sulfates, propylene glycol and other harmful, toxic chemicals. Brands that are a safe guarantee are Aubrey organics, Avalon organics, Weleda, Neil’s Yard, Green Beaver, Natural Blends, Vidoma, Floral Actives, Pure and Natural Spa cosmetics and body care, Suncoat and Zuzu cosmetics, Lavera, Jurlique and Haushka, Jaydancin, body care and cosmetics. Go on line and find one that is made close to where you live!

    With regards to feminine hygiene products, it is imperative to use unbleached organic cotton tampons. Pads are less of an issue, but it would be of great benefit for your body and the earth to use the organic brands as well. There is also the option of using the Diva cup, which is reusable and crafted out of silicon. More information on this product or similar ones can be found online or at your local health food retailer. Again a lot of toxic feelings around your monthly cycle can be from the toxins in bleached pads and tampons.

  • Sleep: Last, but certainly not least.

    Get your sleep! At least 6-9 hours per night. Try to retire and rise earlier. In a perfect world we want to achieve what is known as “baby sleep” which takes place between 8 pm and 12 am. Any steps towards getting a portion of this time frame is great. Did you know, that lack of sleep on a continual basis does affect your health on every level. It puts a strain on your inner organs that control digestion, assimilation and elimination, by not allowing them to regenerate fully. Which means that you cannot process and discharge fully! (I am planning on introducing a Sleep Kit to my line up this year.)

Step 3. Discover the Healing Power of Dynamic Medicine and Sequential Treatment.

These two single things, have changed my life in the most incredible ways!!

We are all here on a journey of self discovery. 

The events that unfold in your life are seen from your perspective and yours only. Each based on all of your past experiences, beliefs, inherent, genetic predispositions and karmic knowledge. All of which you can free yourself from with the right tools.

If you find that you continually struggle with the same issues, over and over, and want to free yourself from these. Be sure to check out my Sequential Treatment Program. 

Life is not about being stuck in the same rut and doing the same things over and over. It is about personal evolution in the highest and best way for you!

This program is like taking the red pill in the movie the Matrix

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Facing the truth may not be easy, but it’s the only way to true freedom and whole health.

Just think of me as your personal guide. Because, I’ve been there, done that and made it out the other side!!

“Andrea, Thank you for everything… I really feel like your guidance has helped me get on a path I have been resisting for some time. Your courage, strength and support is really empowering for me. I can’t thank you enough.” Beth S

If, you’re not quite ready to take the whole red pill, then a simpler option is to begin with my: Jumpstart Your Whole Health Program!

This is a fully customizable, automated, whole healing program. You can do in the comfort of your own home.

This program is about helping empower you, to heal yourself. 

There is no greater feeling then when one Empowers themselves!

You will receive all the self knowledge, tools and remedies necessary to restore, not only your physical health, but your mental and emotional wellbeing too.

Choose the depth and degree of healing you are interested in. Start whenever you like, and go at your own pace.

Or, the easiest way to introduce yourself to Dynamic Medicine is with the:

Ultimate Wholistic Healing Kits. 

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They still open you to the whole truth but in a simpler, gentler way.

Your journey in this life truly is your own, but please don’t struggle alone.

If you need support with your health, no matter what support or healing tools you require, in order to live and feel amazing every day this year; Always remember, I am here to help.

My Self Inspiring question of the week is;

What would help you feel amazing in 2017?

In true resonant health, have a Self Inspiring week,

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My Ketopia Experience – Week Two

Week two officially started on Saturday September 19th. This blog actually is final results for my first 20 days on Ketopia!

For starters, I have had a lot of questions about whether ketosis is really healthy or not. So to help with this answer, please check out these links;

Is Ketosis Dangerous by Peter Attia M.D.

Ketosis vs ketoacidosis

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I started out, basically following similar protocols as the first week.

Wake at 6 am, have my bullet coffee, wait at least half hour after I am done to have my Ketonix drink.

Weigh myself at around 10 am. Mind you my scale battery died, thought this was interesting. So had to wait until I got a battery several days later to check weight. Weight was still the same.

What is interesting is that over that first weekend, even though my energy all day was much more stable, I wasn’t getting as many headaches, but still some. The protocols were becoming easier to follow with less need to snack to feel supported. I had some all over body stiffness. Nothing excessive or severe and only later in the day. Like I had overexerted myself all day and once I sat down to relax after dinner, when I went to get up I felt stiff. 

From a practitioner’s perspective, I am thinking this has to do with toxins and glucose being released from the tissue and joints. As the body begins to burn fats more efficiently for fuel, and relies less on the sugar/insulin, a clearing of old waste material has to set in. As the old toxins get pulled from deep within the tissue, it often creates inflammation.

Also I began to wonder if I was somehow blocking my ketosis as I tended to still fall out of ketosis by the afternoon. 

In true healing, if there has been degeneration or any kind of damage,

than inflammation and mobilization must take place in order to restore and heal.

Along with this, I also had looser bowels in the mornings, like my body needed to clear deep old shit (literally!). Afterwards I would often feel lighter and more energized, not weaker or ill. Which indicates a clearing and healing.

Results;

Monday September 21 2015 is my official end of the first 10 day reset pack.

Weight – 

148, a loss of 6 pounds.

Measurements –

Chest 36

Waist 34 1/2

Hips 40

Upper arms 12 1/2

Upper thighs 23 1/2

Total loss so far = 4 inches

 As of day 8 I stopped losing weight. This continued for the next 4 – 5 days. I started getting headaches again and energy was lower. Testing and just by how I felt I knew I still wasn’t truly staying in full Ketosis.

So I began to do some more research. My gut was telling me it was the single bullet coffee. As well, being an O blood type I know that pasteurized dairy has a tendency to cause food sensitivities symptoms and disrupt my metabolism.

Even though there is no known study that shows coffee disrupts ketosis, I know that it can spike insulin levels. And, since I am insulin sensitive aka have metabolic syndrome I figured this would have to go, to at least test and see what happens.

So on Day 13 I decided to stop my morning coffee and do more nuts with my afternoon veggie snack instead of cheese.

BINGO! The next day, I had lost 1 pound. My headache was gone and for once I was not hungry AT ALL. DANG it, I really like that one coffee in the morning, more for the smell and initial taste. However, if it means I can feel better and lose weight then it will be gone for the duration.

By the end of the second 10 day reset, I had lost a total of 10 pounds and 5 1/4 body inches.

What is interesting, is that when I started this program, I was certain with my level of health that I would easily burn 1 pound a day like the men. However, when I hadn’t I was a bit bummed. 

While discussing this with my husband he reminded me that normally it would take me a good 6 – 8 weeks to lose 10 pounds in the past. He was right, normally I would do a fall cleanse and minimized, clean eating program, with reductions for 3 weeks. Often I would feel cranky, and tired and more achey, and super hungry for weeks during this program.

With Ketopia, once I hit full Ketosis I was never hungry, in fact often have to make myself eat something for dinner, just to get calories. 

My mood has been really high and very stable. Certainly no mood swings and instead of melting on the couch by 9 pm and wanting to go to bed I am bouncing around until 11 pm and going to bed because I know I need to not because I can’t possibly make it if I don’t! 

I sleep amazing, and wake feeling good, with no aches or pains.

All and all I am loving this program and the benefits and support it has given my weight loss regime.

I feel so much more alive and energized. 

As a Health Practitioner of many years, I have been doing some more investigating into why my weight loss is so much slower than I had expected. One insight that came to me while listening to “Lunch with Michelle La Seuer” was that testosterone is one of the key reasons that men are able to lose weight so much faster than women. 

This brought up an interesting point for me. About 2 years ago I had a full blood analysis done to determine the scope of my physical health. Truthfully I was hoping to be close to Peri-menopause and move on with the next evolutions of becoming a “wise” woman. 

However my blood work showed everything in perfect balance and no sign of Perimenopause. I was however, a tad low in progesterone and quite low in testosterone – BINGO. If I am low in testosterone, than my bodies ability to burn fat will be slower than if it was in the normal range. 

The same goes for all your hormones. If any of your hormones are severely out of balance, than your whole endocrine system will be slow. Which, will reflect back to your metabolic system and the rate at which you will process and clear.

Ketopia is an incredibly well thought out system to help everyone lose weight, by reminding the body how to utilize and burn fats for energy. Instead of relying heavily, only on the glucose/sugar, insulin cycle. 

In true health both must be maintained in proper balance.

This being said, every one of us is at a different place in our life. So many factors can determine how well we will be able to utilize this program; age, level of health, existing weight, lifestyle, food choices, beliefs and so on. Any one of these can block us or slow down this process. 

Yet, no matter where each of us are, if you follow the program and do your own due diligence, listen to your body and make self affirming choices;

you will lose weight and begin to feel great!

I hope that this blog has given you some insight into this truly revolutionary program.

If you feel ready to make some qualitative changes in your health and weight, simply click on the image below and purchase your very own reset pack.

Choose the amount of days you feel you will need to reach your desired weight loss goal!

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As always, let me know your thoughts, your struggles and ways that I can help support you.

My Self Inspiring question of the week is;

In true resonant health, I look forward to hearing from you.

Wishing you a Self Inspiring week, 

xo

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