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Dr Campbell-McBride – Healing the Digestive System and overcoming psychiatric problems

Dr Campbell-McBride is such an incredible speaker and her knowledge of the impact of a damaged lining of the intestinal tract is absolutely incredible.  I have learnt so much from her about the digestive system over the years.  She gave me sanity in terms of making sense of the psychological impact of the symptoms I had when I ate gluten, or if it still slips into my diet by accident.  Her book ‘The Gut and Psychology Syndrome’ is a must read for anyone who experiences (or lives with a person who experiences) any kind of mental illness.  This talk by her, is such a simple explanation of how the digestive system works, and how chemicals in our daily lives can destroy the lining of our gut and then distort our thinking and response, not just to food and our diet, but to every event and emotional experience that we have.  A toxic gut creates toxic thinking. Toxic thinking, creates toxic behaviour, and toxic behaviour creates toxic relationships, toxic families and toxic societies.

From my own experience I have watched this place out in reality and know for myself how even suicidal idealism can manifest from this pattern of disease.  It is very difficult for people to grasp the reality that what we put into our mouths can actually play out to such a destructive end.  Yet it is very possible.  The book ‘The Second Brain’ speaks very well about the chemicals that get released and the impact these chemicals circulating from the gut, then have on the brain.  A gut feeling, can work in many ways that can be as destructive as can be positive.

Are you really aware of how food reacts inside your body.  Do you have any idea about the responses that are taking place every second that control your thoughts and your feelings.  If you are curious in any way, then do watch this video and share it with those you love and care about.

This is education we all need nowadays.  Especially with all the processed foods, the fertilizers and pesticides, the length of time it takes to transport food, and finally the ways in which we cook and prepare what we eat.  With all of these aspects, by the time food reaches our gut it can be anything but healthy and suitable for the best of health that our body requires to be able to perform and exist at an optimum or even average level.

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Fasting For the Menopause Part 2

As the days progressed, the impact day by day that the fast was having on me was in itself motivating me to keep going.   After day 24 i then moved into a period of six weeks where i started bringing in different food groups slowly.    During those six weeks i have to say it completely transformed my health.  The process completely got rid of the hot flushes, also the brain fog.  I had shed weight so i felt great looking at myself.   I was back to a weight i had been 20 years ago.

Due to the success of curaromana, six months later i revisited it again and then i was only about six pounds off what i remember being when i was 25 years old.   When i originally started i was about two stone heavier than i was when i was 25.   So that’s incredible because it’s not just about what you look like but it’s like every part of your body is saying thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I felt so much better i can work better, i can breathe, and i’ve just got more energy and it’s just quite extraordinary!   So because i’m going through a big change in my life and in my body at the moment i’ve kind of committed to doing this hopefully between every six to eight months.

So on another series of videos i’m going to try and tell you a little bit more about what’s involved in the fast, because i have been using it with clients.   Some clients have wanted me to support them with it.  One or two have found it really hard and a few of them have just found it as extraordinary as i have.   I will at some point try and get to do some testimonials so you can hear other people’s perspectives as well.

When is the right time to do a fast?

Now i’m not saying fasting is right for everyone and definitely it has to be at the right time.   It’s something that you’ll know when it’s the right time to do it, either you’ll hit some kind of rock bottom where you’re just thinking i just have to do something about the way i’m feeling and it’s just got to that stage i have to.   Or you might get a time when you suddenly see a period of openness in your diary and you just get a sense that oh well this would be a really good time to take care of myself and i really want to reboot and reset my system.  Or you may have a medical condition where you just think, okay i don’t want to do this but i know righto now i’m willing to give it a try.   You might think, i want to feel better for loads of different reasons and there are a lot of different processes out there but i want to give this a try because it just feels right to me.

What is involved?

The curaromana food plan starts with 2 feast days, then 22 days of a specific protocol whilst using a spray that helps to stimulate a response to release excess fat stores from the body.  There is then a 6 week consolidation process where you introduce different food groups to see how your body responds to them.  This way, you can work out what improves your health and keeps your weight and moods stable, and then what knocks you of kilter.

I never believe one thing is right for everyone.   I think we have to trust that we stumble on the right process and on the right people to support us and when we’re ready.   Otherwise it just won’t happen and you do need to tune in a little bit to your body and see whether you think it’s the right time.  In terms of menopausal symptoms i would say to any woman out there, hand on heart, i don’t have those symptoms anymore.   So if you are struggling in any way and actually with any health condition (it doesn’t have to be the menopause) then have a little think about it and if you want any support, then do get in contact with me because i do have some good experience now on the subject,so let’s see what we can do to support you.

 

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Fasting for the Menopause Part 1

Today I want to talk about fasting.  I am writing this on a beautiful sunny day and very often when it’s warm we don’t feel like eating quite so much.   Heat really affects our energy levels and can make it more stressful to do things.

So I have currently been doing a fast, I’m on day 9 of 24 day and then at the end of the 24 days there’s another six weeks of consolidating as I slowly bring in different food groups.

So why do I fast?   Why is it a good thing to do?  Well I first started doing this 18 months ago when I was suffering with very difficult menopausal symptoms.  I literally didn’t know what hit me!!!  I actually I felt like I had gone into the menopause quite early, I was getting hot flushes and I was putting on loads of weight.  However, to be honest the hardest thing was that my brain was just full of fog.  I couldn’t think, I couldn’t remember things, the wrong words would come out my mouth, all that stuff that you really think shouldn’t be going on until you get a lot older than 45 years old.

Also because I’m a practitioner I was walking around thinking how can I give support to my clients if I am feeling like this!?!   So I had to research what was what.  What was going to help?   For a while I heard about different things but nothing really got me interested.   Then in the end a client walked in and she told me about a book written by an author called Leslie Kenton.   Some of you may or may not have heard of her.  The book is about a fast called  curaromana which actually is based on something called the Roman Cure which is a process that was designed by an Italian doctor in Rome for people suffering from obiesity.

So I look at this as my client said she had lost loads of weight and I thought that’s the one for me as it talks all about hormones, rebalancing them and resetting the whole hormonaly system.   I knew because I was going through the menopause that obviously hormones were governing a lot of what was going on with me so I decided to do it.   I was terrified as I thought I’m never going to be able to do this,; I’m just going to be hungry all the time; I don’t have the stamina for it; I’m not resilient enough; just loads and loads of different things.   To me, with kids to care for and a business and house to run, overall, doing a fast seemed quite a bad idea!!!

But, the amazing thing about it was after the first few days of doing it the first time a little miracle started to happen.   I got my thinking back!!!  I didn’t feel funk all the time (drunk with not being able to think) and I had more energy very quickly.   As an added bonus, weight just seemed to drop off my body.   Although, I have to say and this is very important, weight was not my primary reason for doing a fast.  There really were a whole whole host of different things that were affecting my health and well-being.

 

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