I got my DNA Report back and this was the most interesting and insightful test I’ve ever done!
The more thorough understanding we have of ourselves, the better we can protect ourselves and each other.
It is “The World’s Most Comprehensive DNA Test”
Health is Wealth – Invest in yours by understanding everything your DNA can tell you today, so you can start taking control of your health:
115 Cancers & Disease Risks Reports, 60 Diet Fitness and Wellness Reports, and 163 Carrier Condition Reports are tested.
It really is SO amazing all you need to do is take a swab of your saliva and it’s done.
I’m 100% European! 72.9% North Western European 20.86% Northern European 6.85% Eastern European.
A beautiful mixture of Swedish, Russian, Irish, French to name a few of my ancestors.
Genetic testing can save lives, assist with disease prevention, answer diagnostic questions, provide insights into medication responses, and be a tool for discovering ancestry information.
What I was most impressed with was the Nutritional side, specifically being educated that the Mediterranean diet is best for my type.
Under the Diet & Lifestyle Profile- Nutrition section, the testing results I was able to learn about how my DNA plays a role in my body’s ability to absorb certain vitamins and minerals, so that I can take control of my long- term health with personalised nutrient recommendations. For example, based on my genetic results I was told that I am likely to have higher antioxidant needs.
Antioxidants are important as they minimise the harmful effects of ‘free radicals” that are responsible for a variety of health problems such as heart disease and cancer.
The genetic result for Selenium, suggested that my body may have difficulty in efficiently processing selenium. It is advisable to increase my selenium intake as it is an important antioxidant for thyroid metabolism and kidney function.
Selenium is a trace element that is essential for reproduction, immune function, thyroid hormone metabolism and DNA synthesis.
Under the Sleep and Stress section, my genetic result was a “Warrior” with a higher stress tolerance.
It is so interesting to note that certain genes influence how our body breaks down specific chemicals in the brain, in- part helped by how fast or slow the enzymes act to remove stress-related chemicals. “Warriors” tend to be able to alleviate stress faster while “Worriers” tend to suffer from anxiety more than the general population.
My favourite result was in the Skin section. My genetic result based on my genetics showed that I am more likely to have a youthful appearance.
This suggests that I may look younger than my chronological age.
Your genes can tell you a lot about the type of person you are. One other section I found interesting was under my personality traits, my genetics tested confident and calm. Based on my genetic results, I have a balanced personality, that is a mix of both compassion, helpfulness and competitiveness.
People who are agreeable are kind, warm, friendly, tactful and optimistic. These are genetic links that determine personality traits.
Norepinephrine vs Aggression
Norepinephrine is a hormone and neurotransmitter associated with stress, has been linked to agreeableness.
Studies have found that a low level of norepinephrine may cause aggression, which is likely predicted by low agreeableness.
Based on my genetic results, I am balanced.
It’s here that you will learn about how your unique gene profile can offer a deeper look into the role your DNA may play in how you think, feel, act, and react.
What an insightful test. I highly recommend!
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EARTH DAY X EYE OF HORUS
Natural Sacred Aussie Beauty
Earth Day serves as a conscious reminder of how fragile our planet is and how important it is to protect it.
I want to create awareness about how important Bees are to our Earth and why Bees are the most invaluable species. Who would want a world without honey, flowers, and third of everything we eat including chocolate and coffee? Not me.
When it comes to beauty and makeup, Aussie Beauty Brand from Byron Bay Eye of Horus is a cruelty free, paraben free and uses natural, sacred and organic ingredients. What is most important to me, is that it uses certified sustainable sourced beeswax in their Goddess Mascara and Pencils, this ensures the wax is a by product and no bees were harmed. https://www.eyeofhoruscosmetics.com/collections/vegan
As a “Model of Compassion” it is my responsibility as a role model to live a conscious and active lifestyle that reflects making change locally and globally through taking action and spreading awareness.
I have been a volunteer and a positive role model and ambassador for Save The Bees Australia for 5+ Years.
My passion and life’s purpose is to spread awareness and embody conscious healthy loving living.
I am a Naturopath and Nutritionist and am currently studying positive psychology and life coaching. I am passionate about influencing and educating people on saving the bees and I have literally saved colonies from extermination. I think it’s important for people to be educated Bees—they pollinate almost all the food we eat. They are amazing!
If we work to look after Bees and their environment, it becomes a collaboration with them. We can create a better world, for everything – plants, animals and humans. We just need to start asking, how can we contribute – what do we have to give?
When we are not doing this, which we can see reflected in much of the world around us right now, we are out of balance with the natural world around us.
For a start, I don’t support the treatment and misuse of animals for our consumption, production or testing. That is why Eye Of The Horus aligns with my values. they only use certified sustainable sourced beeswax in their Goddess Mascara and Pencils.
I set about researching the question, is beeswax ethical? And is it Ok to be used in Makeup?
I came to the decision to use Beeswax, and here’s why;
1. Ethical Beeswax does exist;
If beeswax is from a local beekeeper – The native bees are wild and free so the wax is an excess bi-product of the honey that is ethically sourced; meaning there is always more than enough for the bees. Unlike in hives that are in mass production, and they are not forced to produce honey/ wax in excess.
Happy bees = Happy Honey = Ethical Beeswax.
I only buy raw and local honey and always say no to commercial honey that you buy in the stores because the practices are not sustainable and not kind to bees.
How do we protect the bees environment and well-being?
We can do this, by asking ourselves how we can contribute to living in a ‘Reciprocal’ way with the world around us. Can this be reflected in our daily decisions i.e. buying organic seeds, not supporting/using GMO products, doing bio-dynamic gardening, growing flowers and plants that bees love, like Lavender, Rosemary and Daisy.
In doing so, we take conscious steps, to live in a conscious way – in balance and harmony with the world around us.
Flowers and Bees represent vitality and life. It is a beautiful thing!
When you align yourself with happiness, love and health everything about your life transforms and your goals manifest with ease and grace. I believe that by living a conscious lifestyle you will create an abundant life full of meaning.
Happy Earth Day.
How the coronavirus crisis is helping improve the environment across the world
A blog written for https://www.lifeagain.com.au
It is incredible to see how in such a short time, nature can adapt to the changing of human habits. Hopefully, this is something the world can remember once the pandemic is over, and apply to the ways we think about the environment moving forward.
The Health of Planet Earth and us is more important than anything else. Our beautiful world is trying to tell us to slow down and let the planet breathe a little without all the extra pollution, fast plastic, excess materialism, toxic fake superficialities etc, our Mother Earth is finally healing. People are waking up to what is important. Our health and the health of the planet in 2020 has been a testing time, but it has been heartwarming to see how many have contributed so much to the physical, emotional and psychological damage of the bushfires, floods and now we must all stay strong and resilient against coronavirus.
As humans slow down the pace of economic activity to try and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the natural world, it seems, is breathing a sigh of relief. “it is breathtaking”
Nature is sending us a message with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, according to the UN’s environment chief, Inger Andersen. Andersen said humanity was placing too many pressures on the natural world with damaging consequences, and warned that failing to take care of the planet meant not taking care of ourselves.
Here is an unexpected positive side effect of the 2020 Corona pandemic, the environment is healthier thanks to less people going out, lower levels of nitrogen dioxide, which mostly comes from vehicle exhausts, and levels of particulate matter coming from road transport and burning fuel, are said to be noticeably reduced across London and there has also been a noticeable reduction in Milan, Rome and Paris. The water flowing through the canals of Venice are clear for the first time in our lifetime. The fish are visible and the swans have returned to the lagoons.
Air pollution over regions in China and Europe has improved as a result. Over China, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) spotted a significant decrease in pollution between January and February.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory
Satellite imagery showed a reduction in the levels of nitrogen dioxide – caused by cars, power plants and industrial facilities.
It is also crazy to think that one large cruise ship can emit as much particulate matter as a million cars in a day.
For the health of our environment It really is time to make a change.
This is a realisation – because we are forced to – that there is considerable potential for long term positive change. Through our working practices and lifestyles. This challenges us in the future to think, do we really need to drive our car there or burn fuel for that.
A reduction in air pollution will be beneficial to people in susceptible categories, for example some asthma sufferers as it can reduce the spread of disease. A high level of air pollution exacerbates viral uptake because it inflames and lowers immunity. Agriculture could also get a boost because pollution stunts plant growth. These are positive outcomes from what is a confronting scary time.
A silver lining in this pandemic is being able to slow down appreciate and respect nature and connect more with family.
For that, I am grateful. Some positive actions are to support each other and nurture and cultivate a better world which is founded on community, growth, evolution and wellbeing by staying positive and believing the world will be fine. Throughout this time we need to stay connected through phone calls, messages and lifting each other up in a positive manner. Make conscious purchasing decisions by supporting local, ethical, socially conscious sustainable businesses.
But, how do we impact each other more meaningfully? It’s time to reflect on the life we are living and what sort of positive contribution in our life we are making.
Lets spread love and happiness, stay healthy to save the earth and each other and keep your immune system strong.
Be patient and recognise the positives. Trusting that on the other side good is coming.
We are all connected and in this together.
Here comes the Sun.
Summer 2020 is around the corner.
I would love to share with you my secrets to help you love your body and make you feel the best you can inside and out.
Create a life you love living so much that you don’t feel the need to indulge and eat junk food too many times per week. But I also believe in FUN too…..It is not about will power or deprivation it is ultimately about RESPECTING your body and LOVING it!!! By elevating your health and happiness! I have noticed if I am stressed and not exercising and eating unhealthy food, I feel sad and toxic!!! This ultimately shows on my skin, you know it is a reflection of your overall health. It is the body’s largest organ and it is an elimination organ.
Toxins inside your body can make the skin on the outside of your body look less than beautiful.
Take care and saturate your body with alive organic fruits and vegetables, purified water and a positive mind.
This Summer I want you to be balanced and love your body.
I am also sharing my secrets with you, I have had some support with feeding my body with antioxidant rich foods and non invasive treatments to keep my cellulite and skin tone tight.
I have been preparing my body for Summer and bikini weather with the support of a healthy alkaline diet rich in good fats and I feel cleaner eating plant based protein.
My go to dinner is chilli Mexican black bean and pumpkin nachos. YUM!
Eating black seeds, grains, and beans brings vitality, energy, and reproductive health back into the body, especially for one who is chronically ill or fatigued.
This is because in Traditional Chinese Medicine your kidney meridian health determines your own Qi (vital life force and defense against chronic illness/effects of aging. If I am feeling drained and exhausted I up my kidney supporting foods!!!!
Drink purified water.
Alkaline mineral water that hydrates you immediately at a cellular level! I have https://zazenalkalinewater.com.au/products/zazen-alkaline-water-system
For extra support I have also been attending a body contour clinic in Melbourne, Miss Cheri, to help eliminate fluid retention and smooth and tighten my skin as well as reduce cellulite. They use state of the art technology the Vela Shape 3 is my secret to help tone and tighten the collagen in my skin.
As a person ages, their body produces less collagen. This lack of collagen results in the common signs of aging. Wrinkles, sagging skin that has lost its elasticity, and stiff joints are all signs that the body is producing less collagen.
When collagen levels are high, the skin is soft, smooth, and firm. Collagen helps the skin cells renew and repair themselves.
If your energy stores are depleted and you are in need of a pick-me-up, consider dry body brushing to stimulate oxygen distribution throughout the body, and aid in speeding up the body’s natural process of detoxification.
Keeping your blood flowing and promoting lymph drainage can help keep your skin glowing! Dry brushing is a technique that improves circulation and promotes lymph draining.
- Use a soft, natural bristled brush.
- Dry brush before your shower every morning.
- Use a light pressure as you brush.
- Starting at your feet, brush in small movements up towards your heart.
- When you are done, take a shower.
All of this has helped me to support my beauty and body glow.
Take care and love your body, nourish it and tell it you love it!
Enjoy your Summer.
I am so honoured to be one of the Models/ Influencers flown to Cambodia to represent
Wella Professional’s Hair Brand and OPI Nails.
What a sacred and beautiful experience!!!
Cambodia was the most peaceful and life enhancing experience.
Summer Hair with Wella Professionals
We visited Bayon Temple, Siem Reap. Cambodia. 😁 When you close your eyes, you can feel the peaceful energy move through you. When you open them, you are mezmorized by the skill, craftsmanship, and determination of the people that created this monument. They all have the same serene smile, with eyes closed, representing the all-knowing state of inner peace, and perhaps even a state of Nirvana….
Angkor Wat is obviously the must do when you go to Cambodia… ✌️You also can’t miss a blessing by a Buddhist monk.
Water blessings are a traditional Cambodian Buddhist practice that dates back to ancient times.
I remember the smoky denseness of the incense and candles, the heavy scent of the sandalwood and lotus blossoms as I sat with my heads bowed.
I remember the twinkle in the monk’s eye and I can still hear the deepness in his voice as he chanted blessings over me, then showered my head with water and lotus petals.
The offering of holy water symbolizes the cultivation of the virtues of calmness, clarity, and purity of our body, speech, and mind. This water symbol reminds us to cleanse ourselves of our attachments and generate generosity, compassion, and wisdom.
Feeling truly blessed right now!! The monk places a lucky string around my left wrist (Female, right wrist for Men)
The string serves a reminder to show compassion to others.
Thank you again, @wellapro_anz for this life changing and memorable experience.