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How to survive the Spring Allergies

Posted on September 06, 2018 by Revitalize Lifestyle
Spring Pollen and Allergies Hayfever sinus Asthma     
Spring has sprung and many of us are feeling that spring wind and pollen. 

Spring is a beautiful season but also the allergy season.  Asthma, Hayfever and Sinus have been running rampant over the past few weeks.  Having suffered hayfever and sinus severely when I was young, I know how debilitating it can be, though thankfully I found Ear Candling 20 years ago and I haven't endured either allergy since.

Along with having an Ear Candling session here are my best remedies for allergies such as Hayfever (allergic rhinitis, asthma, sinus, sinusitis and hives)
  1. Vitamin C: An effective natural anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory, and it also supports healthy immune function and protects from secondary respiratory conditions.Good sources are kiwi fruit, oranges and other citrus fruits, strawberries, red capsicums, broccoli, papaya, guava and mango.  You may choose to take a Vitamin C supplement.
  2. Local Honey: Locally made honey acts as a natural immunotherapy, giving your immune system a daily dose of the allergen and a chance to get used to it.
  3. Pollen: Check daily pollen counts and if it's high in your region keep windows closed.
  4. Onion, Apples, Kale, Capers & Broccoli: There are many foods which contain the natural antihistamine, quercetin. Onions and Apples are among the most common and help ease the symptoms of an allergic reaction
  5. Horseradish: Acts as a decongestant, helping to clear the nasal passages.
  6. Garlic: helps clear nasal congestion and anti histamine, it's also an immune enhancer.
  7. Ginger: A powerful natural anti-inflammatory that helps reduce nasal swelling and associated hay fever symptoms.
  8. Pineapple: A rich source of bromelain , an enzyme with strong systemic anti-inflammatory effects, which helps decrease mucosal inflammation and nasal congestion.
  9. Salt Therapy: We go to Salts of the Earth in Torquay for our kids Asthma and Eczema and it works a treat for all allergies 
  10. Brauer's Allergy Range
  11. Martin & Pleasance Tissue Salts (Combination Q or H)
  12. Quay Osteopathy: Cranial osteopathy is a very subtle, gentle technique bringing more mobility to the facial bones and sinuses.  

  13. Fire Tonic regularly daily dose does wonders

  14. Vacuum regularly
  15. Change bed sheets regularly
  16. Air Atomiser with Essential oils: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon or doTerra's Easy Air
  17. Take Probiotics
  18. Avoid diary: Limit or avoid cow’s milk and other dairy products as they can increase the production of mucus in the respiratory tract and exacerbate nasal congestion. Try alternatives such as rice, almond, quinoa and coconut milks.

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Heavy Metal detoxification and cleanse

Posted on May 09, 2018 by Revitalize Lifestyle

 

Hot Cleanse tips! Heavy metal detoxification, this unique recipe from Medical Medium is great for binding and eliminating mercury, lead, copper, aluminium, nickel and more out of your organs, tissues and whole body. It's tasty and doing a great job at assisting with my chelation therapy. 

Recipe:

Organic ingredients as much as possible

1 Banana

1 cup of Wild organic Blueberries

bunch of Coriander

2 squeeze oranges

1 tsp Barley grass Juice powder

1 tsp spirulina

1 handful of Alaskan dulse

Water to blend

Blend in a TM, blender or mixer and drink fresh.

 

Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

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What is SIBO?

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Revitalize Lifestyle

What is SIBO?

(SMALL INTESTINE BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH)

Normally, bacteria are found in the trillions in the LARGE INTESTINE, where they perform various symbiotic functions for the human body.

SIBO is a condition where bacterial overgrowth occurs in the absorptive area of the body the SMALL INTESTINE.

SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

Symptoms of SIBO can include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Alternating constipation and diarrhoea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Bloating and/or wind
  • Burping and Acid Reflux/GORD
  • Food sensitivities
  • Joint pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Iron and B12 deficiency
  • Respiratory symptoms such as asthma

SIBO can occur when:

The ileocecal valve (which connects the large and the small intestine) is dysfunctional, allowing large intestinal bacteria to migrate upwards into the small intestine, where they wreak havoc.

The normal cleansing wave of the small intestine is disrupted, or stopped. This cleansing wave is called the Migrating Motor Complex (MMS), and occurs approximately every 90 minutes, typically between meals. The function of the MMC is to wash out accumulated bacteria and propel them toward the colon. The MMC is not related to the peristaltic waves of the large intestines.

The result is bacteria are allowed to grow and proliferate throughout the small intestine (a little over 6 meters in length).

How does SIBO affect you?

SIBO causes damage to the absorptive surface of the small intestine - the ability of the body to absorb nutrients from food.

The absorptive surface of the small intestine is likened to a shaggy carpet, with finger-like protrusions called villi. The surface of the villi contain microvilli, which act as the interface of absorption—microvilli secrete enzymes called “brush border enzymes” which break starches into single molecules and proteins into single amino acids, so these can be absorbed.

Small Intestine - absorbing nutrients from food

SIBO can result in:

  • Malabsorption of monosaccharides and amino acids (carbohydrates and proteins)
  • Fermentation of disaccharides by bacteria causing hydrogen, methane and hydrogen sulphate gasses
  • These gasses themselves are damaging to the gut wall
  • Malabsorption of vitamins (especially B12 and Folic acid)
  • Malabsorption of minerals (especially, magnesium, iron, and calcium SIBO can cause leaky gut, with a damaged gut wall allowing larger particles to pass through, causing an immune response

Causes of SIBO:

  • Post infectious: a case of gastroenteritis can often be the “heralding event” for the development of SIBO
  • Overconsumption of simple carbohydrates
  • Medications: proton pump inhibitors, morphine and other opiates, narcotics, possibly beta agonists and calcium channel blockers
  • Stress: chronic stress can decrease stomach acid output (hypochlorhydria).
  • Normal stomach acid levels are required to kill bacteria
  • Stress also causes changes in the motility of the small intestines, causing a pooling and stagnation which allows for bacterial overgrowth
  • Altered anatomy: malformation of the ileocecal valve, surgical intervention causing scarring and adhesions altering the normal anatomy of the small intestines
  • Initial colonization of bad bacteria: caesarean birth, no breast feeding

Associated conditions:

  • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – especially associated with diarrhoea dominant SIBO
  • Chronic constipation – associated with methane-dominant SIBO
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory Bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Acid reflux
  • Coeliac disease
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Acne Rosecea
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Scleroderma
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatosis (NASH)
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Diverticulitis

Above reference information is from sibotest.com

For further information or to be tested contact SIBO Test they are located in Australia.

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Emotional Intelligence delivers real business smarts for the future - innovative workshop coming to Geelong

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Revitalize Lifestyle

Emotional Intelligence 101

    

You might know your area of expertise back-to-front and be a leader in your field.

But it's not what you know but how you understand yourself and relate to others that will give you the winning edge at work and in your personal life.

The term Emotional Intelligence refers to how well individuals handle themselves and each other, and the good news is it can be learnt. Specialists in the field two passionate locals, Melanie Kearsey and Jo Surkitt will share their insights at a one-day workshop in Geelong this November.

"With technology changing the way so many industries do business, one thing that won't change is how highly developed emotional intelligence can turn managers into truly effective leaders and, workers into deeply engaged employees," the pair say.

Having worked closely with high profile clients such as Cotton On, BP and Vodafone, they have developed a program that includes their best tips and tricks to help participants develop their own skill set they can use both at work and in their personal life.

Melanie says that she and Jo developed the program based on the strong demand from local businesses, “Our corporate clients kept telling us similar things, they’d say; we want our team to get along better, we want people to communicate more effectively and improve employee engagement, we want people to be able to manage their emotional state and to feel less stressed.  Jo and I heard loud and clear what our clients wanted to learn, and that’s why we’ve developed this program.”

Participants will learn how to manage how they think and feel, express themselves more assertively, navigate conflict, manage negative emotions, regulate their emotional state, and create positive personal habits and routines to boost time management and organisational skills.

Melanie and Jo will teach workshop participants how to manage stress, cope with fear & failure, develop meta-cognition strategies that involve noticing and managing your own thinking and developing skills to adopt more resourceful, constructive thinking and behaviours. Practical mindfulness, yoga and movement exercises will also be incorporated.

Managers will benefit from the course by learning how to increase employee engagement within the workplace as well as improving their ability to lead, inspire and influence people.  The program aims to boost workplace productivity, improve individual and group behavior and performance, and lower staff stress and absenteeism.  Anyone wanting to feel more optimistic, energised and motivated at work and in his or her personal pursuits will find the course valuable.

The Emotional Intelligence workshop will be held at the Novotel on Geelong's picturesque waterfront on  8th November. Participants will enjoy delicious meals from a menu designed by renowned nutritionist Michele Chevalley-Hedge.

They will leave the workshop armed with a wealth of material detailing the tools, techniques and exercises covered during the program.

Early bird bookings (before October 8) are on sale now Emotional Intelligence 101

 Why Melanie?

Melanie has a passion for teaching people how to manage their mindset and helping others grow. She has a Bachelor of Business Management and is a Certified Professional Coach and Workplace Trainer and Assessor.

Melanie has delivered several Emotional Intelligence workplace training and corporate coaching programs for companies across the Geelong & Surf Coast region.  Jayden Overall, a participant of the EI program she delivered for the Surf Coast Shire expressed his gratitude for being provided with the training.

 “This was the most beneficial thing to improve our performance that we’ve ever been taught.” 

Why Jo?

Jo has a background in corporate health and has been working in the wellness industry for more than 18 years after working in busy and highly competitive corporate companies. After several serious illnesses and health issues she has fully recovered and is happier and healthier than ever.  She runs a large range of professional development, wellness and lifestyle programs in the Geelong region to create a positive mindset and combat Stress and Burnout.

Sarah Jones from Vodafone had Jo run an emotional intelligence and positive psychology session for her team. 

"The positive change in our workplace since then has been remarkable. Jo's teaching style is easy to embrace and simple to use in our every day life."

 

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