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.

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

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.

Fungus, mold and yeast -effects on your health

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If you have been following me for a while you will notice that it is my belief that all imbalance and disease is caused by 3 things namely stress, pathogens, and toxins. That is why I address all three in my Radical Transformation in 90 days Programme.

If you live in the Garden Route (or anywhere near water or high rain fall and humidity areas) you may be more susceptible to fungal and mold exposure.

Mold and fungus are two types of organisms that belong to the kingdom Fungi. The main difference between mold and fungus is that mold is a multicellular, filamentous fungi whereas fungus is a unicellular or multicellular organism with a chitin cell wall. Fungi include molds, mushrooms, and yeast.

Here is more information on the effects of on your body. So many of these symptoms get misdiagnosed.

They give off Mycotoxins, poisonous chemicals that help defend its territory from other microbes. Mycotoxins can be very harmful to you — even in low concentrations.

Mycotoxins are more harmful than pesticides.

Some scientists believe.

Some common mycotoxins and ways they may impact your health include:

Aflatoxins: These are produced by Aspergillus flavus and some penicillium species, among others. Aflatoxins are linked with an increased risk of liver cancer.

Ochratoxin A: These mycotoxins can suppress your immune system. They can also damage your nerves and impair brain function. Some of this could be due to the oxidative stress — also known as free radical damage — that it triggers.

Trichothecenes: These are produced by black mold (stachybotrys), as well as some other molds. They can interfere with your cells’ ability to make proteins your body needs. They can also impair your immunity, trigger oxidative stress, and damage nerves.

Mycotoxins can also harm your mitochondria, kidneys, and lungs.

Some factors that may affect your susceptibility include your toxin load in general, your health status, and length of exposure. Genetics can also make a difference.

Signs of toxicity

There’s no “clear-cut” list of signs and symptoms that specifically point to mold illness. You may not even recall or be aware you’ve been exposed to mold. But one possible clue is a sudden, unexplainable downturn in your health.

This can lead to a series of doctor visits. You may be given a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, or irritable bowel syndrome. But this is overlooking the root cause.

For example, in a study of people with CFS, about 90% had spent significant time in a water-damaged building. And, 93% of the people had at least one type of mycotoxin in their urine. In contrast, healthy people had no detectable urine mycotoxins.

The researchers theorized that mitochondrial damage from mold toxicity was causing fatigue in the CFS group. Aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, and trichothecenes all can cause mitochondrial damage. That can lead to reduced energy production.

Mold can also trigger inflammation. One study found that people working in damp buildings produced anywhere from 2 to 1,000 times more inflammatory messengers.

Brain scans of people with mold illness suggest inflammation can lead to structural brain changes and nervous system dysfunction. That may contribute to hypersensitivity to foods, chemicals, and other items that didn’t previously bother you. This is part of chronic inflammatory response syndrome, described next.

Chronic inflammatory response syndrome

An ongoing inflammatory response to mold or other biotoxins can lead to chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS). It’s also referred to as biotoxin illness. In this condition, inflammation affects multiple systems of your body.

Chronic exposure to a water-damaged building is the most common trigger of CIRS. Chronic Lyme disease is another cause. Some people have both. That’s a double whammy to your system.

The following signs and symptoms are often found in CIRS due to mold-induced toxicity:

Brain function: Brain fog, memory loss, trouble finding words, difficulty concentrating, problems taking in new information

Digestive system: Metallic taste in mouth, nausea, vomiting, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, leaky gut, food sensitivities

Eyes: Blurred vision, eye irritation, itchy eyes, sensitivity to bright light

Energy: Excessive fatigue, thyroid dysfunction

Immune system: Poor immunity, autoimmune conditions, over-reactivity to foods and chemicals, flu-like symptoms

Mental state: Anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings

Muscles and skeleton: Muscle pain, joint pain, morning stiffness

Nervous system: Headaches, “ice-pick-like” pain, static shocks, dizziness, poor balance and coordination, seizure-like events, tremors, numbness, tingling, skin sensitivity to light touch, temperature regulation problems

Respiratory system: Cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, chronic sinus congestion, new-onset or worsening asthma, shortness of breath, chest tightness

Scent sensitivity: Unpleasant symptoms upon exposure to fragrances, chemicals, and other odors (multiple chemical sensitivity)

Skin: Rashes, dryness, irritation

Sleep: Insomnia, frequent waking during sleep, night sweats

Urinary system: Increased urination, urgency, incontinence

Weight: Appetite swings, weight gain or weight-loss resistance

Many of these symptoms could also be due to reasons other than mold toxicity and CIRS. That’s why mold illness is often overlooked or misdiagnosed. The specific effects depend on your body’s unique vulnerabilities.

Signs and symptoms of mold illness include the following areas:

History of mold exposure: Do you recall spending significant time in a water-damaged building (regardless if you had symptoms at the time)? Or, did symptoms start when you moved into a different home/apartment or workplace?

Continual infections: Do you have recurrent infections, such as sinusitis or tonsillitis? Or, do you seem to have a weak immune system? These can be early signs of mold illness.

Sick-building syndrome: Do you feel worse when you enter certain buildings, such as your home, office, or school? Do you feel better when you spend a few days away from these buildings?

Chemical sensitivity: Do you have symptoms — such as nausea, headache, or cough — when exposed to various chemicals? Examples include perfumes, detergents, cleaning products, tobacco smoke, printer ink, paints, varnishes, hair products, street dust, and exhaust fumes.

Odor sensitivity: Have you developed a hypersensitivity to smells, particularly mold? For example, you may smell mold on other people’s clothes or develop a keen ability to smell mold in buildings.

More serious symptoms which some studies are showing are linked to toxicity include cancer, seizures, strokes, liver and kidney disease.

I suggest also checking and cleaning your washing machine inside, check showers and remember mold grows within 24 hours in your fridge. As a rule I don’t eat left overs which have been standing in the fridge.

Candidiasis

Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by a yeast (a type of fungus) called Candida. Some species of Candida can cause infection in people; the most common is Candida albicans. Candida normally lives on the skin and inside the body, in places such as the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina, without causing any problems. Candida can cause infections if it grows out of control or if it enters deep into the body (for example, the eyes, bones, bloodstream or internal organs like the kidney, heart, or brain.) Candidemia, a bloodstream infection with Candida, is a common infection in hospitalized patients.

Symptoms include:

Oral thrush

Fatigue

Deficiencies of vitamin B6, essential fatty acids and magnesium

Recurring urinary or genital infections

Digestive issues

Sinus infections

Skin and nail infections

Joint, pelvic or lower back pain

Fever, chills, headache

If you have any of these symptoms, I strongly suggest doing a complete pathogen cleanse before resorting to long term chronic disease management with medications. I am not a medical practitioner and as such this is just my personal advice based on what I have experienced over the 17 years practicing as an energy medicine practitioner. Please consult your doctor if you are considering a pathogen cleanse and you have any concerns.

To read more click here https://microbeformulas.com/blogs/microbe-formulas/could-you-have-mold-toxicity-symptoms-diagnosis-and-solutions

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/candida-symptoms-treatment#TOC_TITLE_HDR_9

*Case study fungal infection relation to stroke symptoms (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32265138/)

Ischemic stroke secondary to CNS fungal infections should be considered in patients with recurrent or progressive cryptogenic stroke, regardless of immune status and cerebrospinal fluid profile. CNS yeast and mold infections have slightly different stroke and laboratory characteristics and should have a distinct diagnostic method. Depending on clinical suspicion, a thorough diagnostic approach including spinal fluid analysis and biopsy should be considered.

*Case study Candida may affect brain https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324106#How-C.-albicans-affects-the-brain,-memory

Client feedback

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The results so far are amazing. My headaches are gone. My leg pain is reduced to nearly no pain. My lower back pain is also reduced. I lost 6 kilograms after the first cleansing. I can eat things that I could not eat without getting heart burn before. I have not had to take a pain killer since I have started with this program. My anxiety levels are reduced, I can handle lots of pressure without a stiff neck. I feel brand new and full of energy. My vision improved in my one eye that specialists declared blind.

In the beginning when I started the programme it felt overwhelming, but with dedication and faith you can see the results within days. Just the fact that I now realise you don’t heal your body with pain pills , but rather by treating the root cause, really impress me and makes a difference in my life. For the first time my body and mind connect with earth through natural healing.
Gillian thank you so much for all your love and care. You really go the extra mile and really want to make a difference that I could feel and see.
I am excited and looking forward to my full 90 days of transformation!

Marionette

The results were, in a word, astounding! My stomach hasn’t felt this good in 2 years. No more indigestion, acid reflux, pain or tenderness in my stomach. Perfect digestion. And all my menopausal symptoms are completely gone! Also, the affirmations really helped me to come to terms with my situation.

Lisa

Having been on the programme to eliminate Epstein Barr, I lost 7kg’s, have more energy, my sleep has improved and I feel happier in myself. I know that I am not alone with these challenges and there are plenty of people worse off than me. I hope my journey can help others.

Sharon

After the second kinesiology healing session, I realised just how powerful the corrections for imbalances and releasing of stresses. After 5 sessions and 3 months later I have lost 15 kg, I have come down from 60mg of cortisone to 5mg alternate day, completely off my water pills. I am feeling alive a well and have a drive for life again. I can’t wait to get up in the morning and say hello to life every day. I am loving my healing journey, will continue with my process with Gillian.

Lee

I started consultations with Gillian after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, compromised liver and bladder functions and Sjogren`s Disease. I have found improvement, relieve and healing of many of my symptoms since. It has also been confirmed by repeated medical examinations.

Rene

I suffered from chronic utircaria, been to two different physicians, Dermatologist, the gynecologist and no help.

Since I have seen Gillian, I’m much healthy and don’t have severe breakouts, I’m totally off medications and my skin has improved and I feel brand new and loving myself again.

She is genuine and you will feel free with her, she is a pure soul.

Michelle

I have been suffering from severe pain and swelling of my left ankle for more than a year . After several visits to doctors , specialists,MRI scans, sonars and Xrays and thousands of rands later no one had an answer . After only one lymphatic drainage massage and ozone treatment to my surprise there were an immediate improvement. After the 3 rd treatment I could walk normally and the swelling was gone . My last treatment was more than a month ago and no swelling , no pain and no medication . I will recommend this treatment to everyone . It sure changed my life .
Sylvia

Your body is The Messenger

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In 2003 my entire life changed when a book found its way to me. It changed my life, literally. ‘You can heal your life’ by Louise Hay is still a book I turn to today for guidance and inspiration. I have gifted it to many clients and friends. If you have not read it, do yourself a favour and get a copy.

Because of this book I pursued Kinesiology 16 years ago. It is the one modality that powerfully combines Mind Body balance by connecting with the body as the messenger. The universe has a way of sending you what you need right on time when you need it.

I was at the time living in Johannesburg, a national sales manager for a few online and print brands with a staff compliment of around 15. I was financially responsible for a parent and dealing with quite a bit of stress and unresolved trauma from my upbringing.

During this same time, while vacationing in Knysna, I was also led to a kinesiologist called Jaqi Lee who was practising kinesiology in Knysna and I was blown away with the two sessions I experienced with her. I was suffering from debilitating back and neck pain and she was able to tune into my body and release stress around relationship issues between me and my mother. Needless to say, the pain went away. 😊
Below is just a small insert from Louis’s book “Heal your body”. May this information help you. Maybe you can relate to some of the information.

“I’ve learned that there are really just two mental patterns that contribute to dis-ease: fear and anger. Anger can show up as impatience, irritation, frustration, criticism, resentment, jealousy, or bitterness. These are all thoughts that poison the body. When we release this burden, all the organs in our body begin to function properly. Fear could be tension, anxiety, nervousness, worry, doubt, insecurity, feeling not good enough, or unworthiness. Do you relate to any of this stuff? We must learn to substitute faith for fear if we are to heal.
Faith in what? Faith in life. I believe that we live in a “Yes” Universe. No matter what we choose to believe or think, the Universe always says yes to us. If we think poverty, the Universe says yes to that. If we think prosperity, the Universe says yes to that. So, we want to think and believe that we have the right to be healthy, that health is natural to us. The Universe will support and say yes to this belief. Be a “Yes person and know that you live in a “Yes” world, being responded to by a “Yes” Universe.
If you find yourself battling with some imbalance, ask yourself: Is it one of the forms of fear, or is it one of the forms of anger? Are you willing to release those thoughts? Are you willing to replace those thoughts with positive affirmations?* Loving yourself will also contribute greatly to healing your body, for love heals.
So how do you love yourself? First, and most important: Cease all criticism of yourself and others. Accept yourself as you are. Praise yourself as much as you can. Criticism breaks down the inner spirit; praise builds it up. Look into a mirror often, and simply say: I LOVE YOU, I REALLY LOVE YOU. It may be difficult at first, but keep practicing, and soon you will mean and feel what you say. Love yourself as much as you can, and all of life will mirror this love back to you.” Louise Hay.

Some metaphysical ‘causes’ behind physical issues:

(Below are a few that I have worked with in my practice over the past 16 years)

Adrenal problems: Defeatism, No longer caring for self. Anxiety
Anxiety: Not trusting the flow and the process of life
Arthritis: Feeling unloved. Criticism, resentment
Asthma: Smother love. Inability to breath for one’s self. Getting stuck in childhood.
Back issues: Fear of money and lack of support
Bladder issues: Anxiety. Holding on to old ideas. Fear of letting go.
Breast issues: Refusal/fear to nourish self. Putting everyone else first.
Candida: Feeling very scattered. Lots of frustration and anger. Demanding and untrusting relationships.
Cholesterol: Clogging the channels of Joy. Fear of accepting Joy.
Colon: Holding on to the past. Fear of letting go.
Eczema: Breath taking antagonism. Mental eruptions.
Fatigue: Resistance. Boredom. Lack of love for what one does
Gall bladder: Bitterness. Hard thoughts. Condemning. Pride
Insomnia: Fear. Not trusting the process of life. Guilt.
Joints: Represents changes in direction in life and the ease of these movements.
Liver: Seat of anger and primitive emotions
Lymph issues: A warning that the mind needs to be recentred on the essentials of life. Love and Joy
Shingles: Waiting for the other shoe to drop. Fear. Tension.
Shoulders: Represent our ability to carry our experiences in life joyously. We make life a burden by our attitude.
Thyroid: Humiliation. “I never get to do what I want to do. When is it going to be my turn”?

I practise from the quaint little Art Centre at 4 Montagu Street, Knysna from Mondays to Saturdays if you would like assistance into tapping into your body and dealing with issues of disease or discomfort.

May you love yourself more and more each day.

Gillian

Tune in and connect

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Looking for balance and improved health –  be it physical, mental or emotional? Are you ready to heal and feel healthy again?

Do you want to shed the excess kg’s?

Or do you just need a relaxing massage to reduce stress and unwind?

From out of town? No problem. You can book one of our retreats where we can facilitate your recovery and include some sight seeing of our beautiful town.

You are welcome to call or WhatsApp me on 065 924 7332. I look forward to assisting you.

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

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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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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