About Gillian O'Shea

Mission: to live my authentic truth with abundance - to love unconditionally- to share with like minded individuals -have fun and laugh, a lot. My interests are healing, cooking, marketing, creativity, sustainability, organic farming, teaching, travel, indigenous gardening, and playing with energy.

Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z, and Gen A and the health issues they face

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Understanding each generation is particularly important to businesses and financial institutions wanting to capitalise on their spending habits. Here is a link from a financial company explaining quite well the different generations.

I am more interested on the impact on each generations wellness as that is my area of expertise. There is very little research pertaining to the health and wellness of each generation and what I could find various depending on the sources.

This information is purely based on what I have observed as a trend in my practice so I share as some food for thought:

Age 57-75: Over 80% of Boomers are taking between 2 and 5 chronic medications and have bought into a belief system that their bodies are failing them and medication or operations are needed in order to survive. They are less likely to try alternative health options. Most have had at least two organs removed. Providing for their old age is a priority concern. Hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, cholesterol, arthritis and insomnia are highest health issues here.

Age 41-56: Generation X’s are stuck taking care of parents and children so tend to suffer from burn out or chronic fatigue and are not tuned into their own needs so many identify with auto immune diseases especially involving thyroid and adrenals. Anxiety, depression, chronic inflammation and metabolic syndrome can also be an issue. Over half are on at least one chronic medication for depression, sleep or thyroid.

Age 25-40: Generation Y’s are disillusioned with the current health industry and instinctively feel that a more natural approach to their wellness makes more sense for them. They question the status quo and are more in tune with their gut feelings but are not always sure where to turn for assistance. They tend to be more health conscious but their generation is also influenced by experimentation with drugs so they can fluctuate between extreme health and apps to measure everything.. and addiction binges. They may have been subjected to many antibiotics and drugs for ADHD as children so also have compromised immune systems. Health issues include anxiety, mood, asthma, sinus and allergies. Fertility issues are also on the increase with this generation.

Age 9-24: Generation Z are growing up in a hyper connected world and have very short attention spans. They are more self propelled, aspiring to own their own businesses and following their purpose but often do not know what this is. They are more fluid in thoughts and beliefs and if their parents and environment does not try and understand this they can be more anxious and stressed and suffer with mental health issues. Physical fitness, healthy eating and mental health are more important to a much larger percent of these individuals and they use technology to help them manage this. They understand intuitively that they are energy beings. Fear and general exposure to toxins is an issue so many suffer with asthma, sinus, post nasal drip, sensitivities. Depending on the supporting environment, they could tend to compare themselves to everyone around them and come up lacking so self worth is an issue needing to be addressed.

I would love to hear what your views are on the various generations and their health issues so please share.

Are you the parent of an Indigo child?

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If your child has an urge to create change in the world, is a free thinker and is often misunderstood, they could be an “Indigo” child. Does your child display extreme empathy, sensitivity, a high level of intuition and psychic ability, an innate spirituality, and a deep desire to help the world? If so, you could be the parent of an Indigo child.


What is an Indigo child? In the 1970s, parapsychologist and psychic Nancy Ann Tapp studied human auric fields and coined the term “Indigo children”. While just a few people possessed indigo auras back then, she saw an increase in the number of children born with indigo auras from 1978 to the late 1980s, leading her to assume that a new generation of spiritual leaders, dubbed Indigo children, was on the way.


Common traits of Indigo children:
• High expectations of themselves and others
• Find relationships and interactions with others more challenging than other children their age.
• Are unrelentingly self-critical
• Have a strong intuition
• Often question authority
• Are highly creative and often musically and artistically gifted
• Are unwilling to compromise just to fit in.
• Are headstrong
• Know their self-worth and unwilling to back down from confronting what feels out of integrity.
• Get frustrated easily and often lack patience
• Empaths
• Tend to portray hyperactive tendencies
• Most possess extremely high IQs and some even display paranormal abilities.
• Sensitive beings, so it’s no surprise that they suffer from despair and anxiety more often than other children.
• Tend to swim upstream
• More fluid in gender, tribal, cultural attitudes and beliefs

The health of Indigo children
• Because the are so tuned in and porous they often have gut issues like IBS
• Are prone to depression if they are not nurtured and understood and don’t understand themselves and taught self worth from small.
• More prone to allergies because they are more sensitive/porous
• More affected by EMF and geopathic stress so control their exposure to cellphones, laptops and gaming as it will affect their energy
• Its important to ensure they have a healthy diet with good fats and proteins and limited refined sugars and junk food as it will aggravate their hyperactive tendencies.
• Encourage them to practice mindfulness in the form of yoga, deep breathing and meditation to give them opportunities to switch off and tune in otherwise their health will suffer

How to best nurture an Indigo child
• Even if you don’t see eye-to-eye with your Indigo child, support them and allow them to be heard.
• Provide opportunity for them to relax and regroup.
• Teach them to shield themselves from negative energy. Because they are so sensitive they absorb other peoples energy and if they do not understand this it can make them feel low and confused.
• Teach them about self-care first. Because they care so about others and the planet, they can become too externally focused if they are not taught this principle early on, they deplete themselves while focusing on the welfare of others
• Do not lie to them they have built in bullS%&t detectors and they will become confused, withdrawn or aggressive.
• Educate yourself on how to nurture their special gifts so that they can reach their full potential and contribute to society. Watch the movie Superhuman: The invincible made visible.


If you think you need assistance understanding your Indigo child and helping them with their health issues please reach out.

Allergies vs sensitivities and intolerances

If you suffer with weight issues, abnormal tiredness, sinusitis, asthma, diabetes, pain (recurrent headaches, migraine, abdominal pain, heartburn, gallbladder pain, neuralgia, gastric ulcer, chest constriction, angina, hypertension); nervous system issues (epilepsy, dizziness, emotional instability); gastrointestinal: (constipation, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, canker sores, colitis, hemorrhoids, gastrointestinal bleeding, bloating, vomiting, gas, nausea); skin issues (hives, eczema),its highly likely you have intolerances or sensitivities to foods and other triggers like pollen, sulfites, dust, chemicals etc.

Food Allergy

An allergy is when your immune system forms IgE antibodies in reaction to a food (or to an environmental irritant like pollen). This triggers a histamine release causing symptoms that vary from mild to life threatening, such as anaphylaxis. Common allergy symptoms may include: swelling (of the lips, eyes, ears, face, tongue or throat); skin irritations (hives, rashes, flushing or burning sensations); abdominal or ear pain; bloating; vomiting; or diarrhea.

Intolerance/Sensitivity

If you have an immune response other than an IgE reaction (but typically IgG, IgA, or IgM antibodies) it’s a food sensitivity. The symptoms may be immediate or up to twenty-four hours later and are typically exacerbated by stress and environmental toxins.

Food Sensitivity unlike a food allergy or intolerance, a food sensitivity does not trigger the immune system to produce antibodies.

Sensitivities to a food can develop if the gut is inflamed or damaged from dysbiosis. The most common food sensitivities include reactions to: histamine, sulfites, salicylates and the FODMAPS foods which are high in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides and monosaccharides,and/or polyols.

Histamine intolerance symptoms resemble those of allergies. The most common reaction to sulfites are asthma and breathing difficulties. Numerous gastrointestinal symptoms are triggered with a FODMAP intolerance.

Laboratory tests for allergens can be very expensive as you are charged per item tested.

A three-week elimination program enables you to identify foods that may be making you sick and is much more cost effective.

A BioResonance full body scan can also provide some insight to sensitivities, gut health, pathogen and toxin load – which exacerbates symptoms and this form of testing is cost effective, non invasive and highly accurate. It takes away the guess work.

Take a health test to find out if you have sensitivities and intolerances.

Vagus Nerve Massage for Stress Relief

Anxiety is a survival mechanism, but when you experience anxiety in situations where you are safe, it could be because your nervous system has gotten “stuck” in danger mode. This is when your parasympathetic nervous system is not kicking in and happens when we spend a lot of time in fight or flight mode.


Research has shown a correlation between many chronic diseases and a person’s history of stressful events.


Most anxiety treatments focus on changing your thoughts however you may need a body correction to shift your nervous system out of danger mode and back into safe mode.


During a vagus nerve stimulation massage, pressure is applied to key areas on the head, neck, ears, feet and stomach. This experience is very relaxing and helps to reset your autonomic nervous system, to help your body deal with stress.


As you can see from the image below, all these functions can be affected if the parasympathetic nervous system is not working properly;

If stress or anxiety is affecting your breathing or digestion, this could really bring relief for you.

During a therapeutic massage session with me, one of the areas I focus on is stress relief by combining vagus nerve stimulation. Book your massage with me to experience this stress release.

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Brain Fog?

What is Brain Fog?
Brain fog is a symptom of another condition/imbalance. It can involve memory problems, a lack of mental clarity, and an inability to focus.


How Does Brain Fog Feel?
Brain fog slows your reflexes and it slows your processing time. You may feel like you can’t focus and everything in life is dulled.


Is Brain Fog a Sign of Anxiety or Depression?
Brain fog relates to anxiety and depression. Most people suffering from anxiety and depression have hypoperfusion in the frontal lobes of the brain.


Does Brain Fog Naturally Occur with Age?
It’s not normal, but unfortunately very common. There is no physiological reason.


Can Prescription Medication Cause Brain Fog?
Many medications can have a negative impact on your brain:

Benzodiazepines. (often prescribed to help people sleep, or to help with anxiety. They do work well for this purpose, but they are habit-forming and have been associated with developing dementia)

Non-benzodiazepine prescription sedatives. By far the most commonly used are the “z-drugs” which include zolpidem, zaleplon, and eszopiclone (brand names Ambien, Sonata, and Lunesta, respectively). These have been shown in clinical studies to impair thinking — and balance! — in the short-term.

Anticholinergics. This group covers most over-the-counter sleeping aids, as well as a variety of other prescription drugs. These medications have the chemical property of blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine

Antipsychotics and mood-stabilizers

Opiate pain medications

(https://betterhealthwhileaging.net/medications-to-avoid-if-worried-about-memory/

Can vaccines impact brain inflammation?

Anecdotal reports suggest that the vaccines may be associated with brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, and cardiac inflammation.

https://www.oatext.com/post-vaccination-inflammatory-syndrome-a-new-syndrome.php

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34480607/

Other Causes:

  1. Brain fog is caused by a lack of blood flow to your brain (hypoperfusion). This leads to inflammation in the brain which can cause cell damage. This damage causes the production of antibodies to get rid of the damaged cells in the brain. This triggers the autoimmune mechanism in the brain to begin killing off brain cells. This happens subtly over time and goes on for years and years, causing a great deal of damage to your brain.
  2. Fluctuating blood sugar levels, both high and low blood sugar can cause cognitive issues.
  3. Having low or deficient vitamin D and or B12 levels may negatively impact cognitive health and contribute to brain fog symptoms. People who have depression or depressive symptoms often experience brain fog symptoms such as poor concentration and memory problems.
  4. Lack of sleep
  5. Hormonal fluctuations
  6. Underactive thyroid
  7. Neurotoxins/aflatoxins/mycotoxins – substances that damage, destroy, or impair the functioning of the central and/or peripheral nervous system

Download my 10 tips to eliminate Brain Fog

Be more like a tree

I wish I knew this when I was younger. Boy, things would have been easier!

How do you feel when your friends or family use you as a sounding board and barely take a breath to stop and ask you how you are doing?

Or when ‘friends’ freeload at your home by the sea under the guise of wanting to spend time with you lol.

Or those clients that drain you for free council and advise in social settings instead of honoring your worth and booking a consult.

Or the parent that seems to criticise every choice you make, veiled in the coat of love.

Or that friend you do so much for who just never appreciates you.

Or when your youngster comes home crying because school friends behave horridly towards them.

We all have many different scenario’s that make us feel less than or that rob us of joy.

But it does not have to be that way.

We have the power to choose how we behave and feel about any given situation. No matter how another behaves, or treats you, or appreciates you, or not…YOU have the choice to allow their behaviour to affect you and define you.

If you know who you are, know your worth, and your self worth is not defined by the appreciation, acceptance or validation from another, then you will not get angry, disappointed, heartbroken by their choices and behaviour. You will not allow external factors to dictate your happiness and worth. You will not get sick from pent up hurt, frustration and anger.

I have found it to be so. The more I make it an intent to have no vested interest in a specific outcome, no expectation on another, I can just allow them to be them and the situation to be what it is, without it affecting me. And I can be me.

And the more you are grounded in who you are, the healthier your personal boundaries will be.

More tree quotes

You don’t have to give every time. It’s okay for you to take some time for yourself, as well. In fact, if you want to have enough to give to others, you will need to take care of yourself first. A tree that refuses water and sunlight for itself can’t bear fruit for others. – Emily Maroutian

“A tree has roots in the soil yet reaches to the sky. It tells us that in order to aspire we need to be grounded and that no matter how high we go it is from our roots that we draw sustenance.” – Wangari Maathai

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Dolly Parton

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” – Bruce Lee.

“Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.” – Rumi

And lastly this beautiful bit of advice from a tree…

Dear Friend,
Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter
Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light
Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!

by Ilan Shamir.

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Trending – Complementary health therapies

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Trend watchers all over the world have predicted for many years now that more and more people are looking to complementary and integrative health modalities for their health. This will be even more so in 2022.


People are becoming more conscious of the reality that we are vibrational, frequency, energy beings.
Complementary health therapies address the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional energy imbalance within us when we experience dis-ease symptoms.

Specialised Kinesiology
Specialised Kinesiology is a complementary health therapy based on eastern and western teachings, which essentially makes use of muscle testing to assist a person in getting to the bottom of their energy imbalances, in order to get back to homeostasis and optimal health.
Kinesiologists use muscle feedback as a stress monitor to identify imbalances in their client’s structural, chemical, mental and emotional energy systems. By correcting these imbalances the kinesiologist is able to re-activate the body’s built-in healing ability as well as identify external factors affecting the client’s well-being.


Kinesiology does NOT diagnose, prescribe or treat in any way, medical conditions or named diseases; nor does it attempt to keep people away from doctors, drugs, surgery, or the skills of any heal professional when they need them. Kinesiologists do not treat diseases or ‘conditions’. The best form of treatment for a client is integrating complementary treatment with their traditional, medical treatment programme.
Kinesiologists believe that when you are experiencing discomfort, it’s merely your body trying to ‘talk to you’. Instead of suppressing symptoms (messages), an alternative approach is to try kinesiology to establish what the cause of the issue is.
Specialised Kinesiology has shown to be really beneficial for:
• Headaches
• Emotional problems
• Depression
• Stress
• Learning difficulties, ADD, ADHD
• Pain – Neck pain, back pain, muscle pain, joint pain
• Insomnia
• Low blood sugar
• Sinusitis
• Food allergies and sensitivities
• Recurrent infections
• Fatigue, chronic tiredness, lacking energy
• Relationship difficulties
• Low self esteem
• Phobias
• Addictions
• Skin problems
• Digestive disorders, chronic constipation, stomach pain, colitis
• Menstrual problems

Tap in to tune in to what’s causing stress and imbalance in your life. Your body is the messenger and holds the answers.

Gillian O’Shea | Specialised Kinesiologist in the Western Cape | http://www.gillianoshea.com
For more information on Specialised Kinesiology
https://gillianoshea.com/2010/01/07/125/
For a directory of kinesiologists in South Africa
www.kinesiologysouthafrica.co.za

Research on frequency medicine

The impact of BioResonance on human health

Challenges in Disease and Health Research Vol. 10, 19 July 2021 , Page 71-81

Client examples showing results utilising Frequency Technology and natural wellness interventions





Turn your dreams into reality! World Dream Day 25 September

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Spring is the perfect time to activate those seeds of ideas, dreams and goals within you. The world needs dreamers and doers. Held within each dream is hope for the future. Held within each dreamer is wealth of potential.


Saturday 25 September is World Dream Day. It is also Heritage weekend. And, what better time than Spring, to unleash our human potential and by doing so, to transform the world.


Identify and declare a dream that will make a real difference in your life, family, business, community or the world. Join us for a fun day where we will creatively turn these dreams into action!
We will guide you to creatively turn those seeds of dreams into reality through a fun creative workshop. You will get to enjoy a traditional South African lunch while taking in the breath-taking views of Knysna, from Sirius Lodge at Simola.


Lots of other surprise activities and prizes lined up for this Dream Day. So, put on your best Spring outfit, bring Your Big Dream and join us! Let’s transform the World One Dream at a time!

Times: 12pm to 4pm

Cost: R240

Where: Sirius Lodge, Simola

To book: Aysha 083 277 5649 or gillian@gatewaytowellness.live

*This is a fundraising event in support of Changes of Knysna, an NPO making a difference in the Knysna Community.