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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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.
BAMBOO PLANT BASED FEMALE HYGIENE PADS
This really got me questioning the production and ethical integrity behind the mainstream female hygiene products. They are mass-produced, heavily marketed, and cheaply made out of bleached rayon and plastics. Cotton is the most heavily pesticide sprayed crop. Why would we want to use that?
I love women to be empowered and I believe in a holistic clinical approach to female health and gynecology.
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT USE ORGANIC TAMPONS, CONDOMS, AND LUBRICANTS?
It’s so important to use organic products in and around our bodies, especially delicate vaginal mucosa. Studies show that women who eat organic foods have a 90 percent reduction in pesticide residues in their blood. While we certainly don’t eat tampons, the chemicals within them absorb into our bodies and bloodstreams via vaginal mucosa.
Bamboo pads are obviously a healthier and safer option!
Biodegradable Eco Friendly Sustainably grown Bamboo based womens hygiene pads.
What is something that every woman has to endure in her lifetime? Menstruation. On average, a woman will have her period once a month, for about five days, for around 40 years of her life. During this time, she’ll need to use various products to stay clean and fresh.
This is why a Natural product like Bamboo Babe is extremely crucial to use longterm for womens health and the earth.
Bamboo is actually a grass that it naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial.
When it comes to feminine hygiene and womens health and wellbeing this green product is an intelligent innovation. As a fact, Bamboo is more absorbent than cotton! This makes this product highly functional as Bamboo grows without any chemical fertilisers or pesticides.
If the average women uses about 17,000 pads or tampons during her entire menstruation lifetime, and you multiply that by 3.5 billion women in the world! WOW!
Why pads are a healthier and safer option than Tampons
Tampon use has the potential to change vaginal microflora
If abnormal bacteria are harboured in the vagina, menstrual blood which is accumulated inside the vagina above and within a tampon can act as a culture medium allowing micro-organisms to multiply, thereby promoting infection.
Another common concern is Toxic Shock Syndrome
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening illness, believed to be caused by infection with particular bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. Menstruating women are most susceptible and it is thought that the infection is associated with tampon use.
The underlying mechanisms are not fully understood, but one theory is that the bacteria naturally present in the vagina can overpopulate in the presence of a blood-soaked tampon. However, one-third of menstruating women who develop toxic shock syndrome are found to have Staphylococcal bacteria already present in their vaginas.
The toxin produced by the bacteria that causes toxic shock syndrome, rather than the presence of the bacteria themselves. Staphylococcus aureus is a common type of bacterium that lives on the skin and inside the nose.
In most cases, it is harmless. However, it can cause a wide range of infections if it gains access to deeper tissue and the blood stream. For toxic shock syndrome to occur, particular strains of the bacteria must first overpopulate and produce large amounts of the toxic shock syndrome toxin as a by-product. Then, the toxin has to enter the bloodstream.
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KARMIC COLD PRESSED CLEANSE REVIEW
Fruit and Veggies are the most life enhancing food we can put in our bodies…. They are high in water with vital amino acids, minerals and vitamins that help to dissolve toxic substances and cleanse our tissues and system.
The reason I decided to complete this cleanse was because lately, I have been feeling really sluggish and not as clear and sparkly as usual. Not only was my energy level at an all time low, I have been feeling stressed and run down which has caused me to hold on to water retention, feel acidic and bloated and honestly, I’m over drinking alcohol and my major addiction to caffeine. So, its time for a reset. I am intuitive with my body and I was ready for a detox! The juice cleanse I did focused on GUT Health and each juice is Organic and has less than 5% fructose.
I truly LOVE to Juice fast 2 times or more a year as a way to flood my system with nutrient dense love!!!
I believe Nutrition is healing and a way to reverse damage and eliminate toxins to supercharge the healing process of body love for an alkaline body that feels light, is pure and your beauty glows from within!!! My fav juice base is celery which is loaded with potassium, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and essential amino acids. On top of all that, celery is one of the most alkaline things you can put in your body.
Juice cleansing floods the bod with super active absorbable vitamins and nutrition so the whole body system can rest and rejuvenate naturally!!! Yum! Cleanse, repair and replenish.
Firstly what is important to look out for when choosing the best quality juice cleanse is the quality of machinery used.
Cold pressed juice VS non Cold pressed juice.
1. Cold pressed Juice
Cold Pressed is better for you as they have way more nutritional benefits. They gently press the fruit and veg as opposed to being heated up and massacred. When there is no heat there is less oxidisation and the minerals, vitamins and enzymes stay alive. This supports the body with repairing muscles, boosting the immune system and balancing acidic levels.
Karmic Cold Pressed juice uses the best quality machinery.
2. Centrifugal Juice Extractors
The problem with centrifugal juicers is that the fast-spinning metal blade generates heat, which destroys some of the enzymes in the fruits and vegetables you’re juicing. The heat also oxidizes those nutrients, rendering less nutritious juice than a cold-press juicer.
Are you a busy bee? Or, are you simply an active person who likes to eat healthy and clean?
Would you like to lose weight? Odyssey Lean will suit your needs. They deliver dietician-approved meals for weight loss to homes around Australia.
This program is less of a diet and more of a lifestyle change.
Did I love it? Yes! The concept of eating clean and instantaneously is so satisfying to me!
Lightly Seared Turmeric Salmon is one of the many delicious clean meals available on Odyssey Lean.
Ingredients: Salmon, Parsnip, Cauliflower, Zucchini, Black Pepper, Turmeric, Olive Oil and Sea Salt.
Nutrition Profile: 332 calories and 37.6gm of Protein, 7.5gm of Carb
Grilled Barramundi with Saffron Parsnip Mash with chargrilled Brussel sprouts, another of my favourite dishes.
Ingredients: Barramundi, Saffron, Olive Oil, Brussel sprouts, tomatoes, Parsnip, Onion, Cauliflower
Nutrition Profile: 287 Calories, and 33gm of Protein, 14gm of Carb
Sometimes we just don’t have the time to do the farmers market shopping, or cooking meals from scratch just isn’t an option. You might be juggling work and study, at home with a new baby, recovering from an illness or simply time-poor. Or perhaps cooking just isn’t your thing…. This is where Odyssey Lean is so clean and so fresh and perfect for us busy bees!
As any Nutritionist or your Mother will tell you, Fish is hands-down one of the best beauty foods. I am always looking for new and easy ways to serve it.
The Turmeric Wild Salmon from Odyssey Lean is delightful and especially a dish that is good for your. Odyssey Lean is a really clean and a healthy food delivery service that delivers pre-shopped for and measured meals to your doorstep to help keep your weightloss goals on track.
Odyssey Lean Philosophy
Their animals are responsibly raised without added hormones or antibiotics.
They support sustainable fishing and only partner with trusted fisheries.
Fresh & seasonal
Fresh, never frozen. They base their menus around local in-season food for flavour and nutrition.
Experience hand‑crafted meals made with gourmet ingredients chosen with care.
Their high protein, high fibre meals are low carb, low fat, low sugar and low GI.
Zero nasties. No preservatives, colours, additives or artificial flavours.
I have enjoyed eating these meals. As a Nutritionist I will be referring my clients to contact this business, as they are dietician approved I trust how clean and balanced they are. I love that they are on a mission to make health and wellbeing an easy and enjoyable odyssey.
Peninsula Hot Springs
Need a break? Bathe in Natures Day Spa.
Located on the legendary Mornington Peninsula, Peninsula Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot springs and day spa destination just 90 minutes from Melbourne.
World luxury spa awards winner 2018 to be precise!!!
Melbourne’s favourite Health and Wellness destination, the Hot springs is now even hotter – or should we say colder – after a $13 million renovation.
The ice cave is the first of its kind in Australia, and hot/cold therapy is an amazing method to reduce inflammation, stress and aches in the body.
Make some “me time” to indulge in Natures Day Spa in the uplifting, nature potent moments where you can restore and beautify. Water is salvation, it is cleansing and rejuvenating, healing and ultimately life.
Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths at the coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation is a world-renowned and exclusive boutique retreat with personalised service in an idyllic beachfront setting.
Brings you back to Nature and provides you with complete peace.
High in mineral content, their water comes straight from the earth’s core. Peninsula Hot Springs is a filtration hot spring with surface water estimated to have been deep within the earth for more than 10,000 years. Their waters rise from 637 metres below the ground and are classified as true mineral springs.
Minerals and their Benefits:
Native cultures have universally utilised mineral waters for healing, puri cation ceremonies, sacred gathering and tribal meetings.
Baleonolgy is the scientific study of the thereupatic benefits of naturally occurring mineral waters. Throughout Europe and Japan, baleonolgoy and hot springs therapy has been incorporated within routine medical care treatments. Licensed doctors have now come to recognise the value of prescribing bathing in mineral waters as part of a preventative approach to illness.
Peninsula Hot Springs are sodium chloride bicarbonate hot springs, with a ph level of 6.8. The alkalinity is primarily the result of potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium ions.
Bathing in bicarbonate water assists in the opening of peripheral blood vessels, improvement of circulation to the body’s extremities and can help address hypertension and mild atherosclerosis.
Mineral springs that are naturally rich in chlorides, in amounts between 0.5% to 3%, are considered by some researchers
to be beneficial for rheumatic conditions, arthritis, central nervous system conditions, post traumatic and postoperative disorders. Peninsula Hot Springs contain 1432 parts per million (PPM) chloride content.
Peninsula Hot Springs is a really tranquil space to detach from the world and heal.
You will undoubtedly leave the springs rejuvenated and glowing—but ready to head back in a heartbeat.
Springs lane, Fingal 3939
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Tel +61 (0)3 5950 8777