Category Archives: Iron Dysregulation

10 ways that minerals have changed my life

 

 

I get asked regularly in what ways minerals and the ‘Root Cause Protocol’ have changed my life… there are SO many, I struggled to shorten this list… but here’s something to have a think about.

    1. Migraines are a thing of the past. I used to get them from food, from hormonal shifts, from my neck being “out”, from twisting at the wrong time. I was always inflamed and I was a super-responder to histamines from food and stress.I no longer fearing migraines from the food I eat. Just yesterday I drank a full milkshake with dairy, cream and more – no migraine today. Mangos and bananas have been a LONG-term triggers – I now freely use them in my cooking.


      A few years ago – look at something with high histamines = migraine 24 hours later. A mouthful in the past of those triggers would have been a blinding migraine where I would be in the ‘migraine shadow’ for days after it left.Now – histamine reaction? What is that? It’s not a common thing for me now. If I do get an inkling of a reaction – what do I do? Take some minerals!

    2. Saving on medical costs. Our family rarely visits the Doctor for typical sicknesses and even a-typical sicknesses. We rarely get sick now, and if we do, we kick it with our own immune system, quickly.


      We have transitioned from spending $1000’s each year on various specialists, medicines for asthma, eczema, winter sicknesses, etc… to none – we do spend some on our mineral supplements and whole foods to deliver our ‘medicine’ (“let food be thy medicine“), but the cost is nothing like we used to spend!

    3. Skin conditions – BE GONE! No more eczema on my son (years of treatments before that, which never touched it)…… or dermatitis on my husband’s hands (15+ years worth of history – gone in 3 weeks).
    4. No more asthma and breathing related problems for my kids.

      My twins had been on preventative medications for years, two extreme bouts of pneumonia including hospital treatments. One of them literally spent 6 months straight on antibiotics as a toddler/preschooler and many times after that on shorter course. No medications have been needed in 3 years+.
    5. My youngest and originally sickest child has NEVER required ANY invasive treatments, despite a serious diagnosis at 4 months old. I started introducing mag when she was less than a year old. I slowly transitioned into adding more minerals to my regime, which helped her.We have watched our  “allergic to the world” child grow and develop as ‘normal’ (whatever that is!) as we introduced more minerals to her and I.She started our journey having 15 ‘safe’ foods (both for her and me, since she reacted via my milk) and I suspect still reacting to some of those at a low level.We were told by the time she started school at 5, she may have 30-40 foods she would tolerate.Children with her diagnosis of ‘Eosinophilic Oesophagitis’ frequently have heavy intervention and challenges in their development – hospital visits, medications, elemental formula, very restricted diets, many days away from childcare and school (etc). Instead, my daughter has never had a hospital visit, never drank elemental formula, never needed to see a doctor for an infection, or anything except her early childhood checks, vaccinations (though that’s another story) and occasional blood tests as we check her progress with her minerals.


      She starts school in early 2018 and she can eat all except for about 30-40 foods now… and realistically, she probably can have many more of those on occasion without issue.

      Her body is strong and resilient – we have even had other parents comment on how little time she is away from kindy even during the peak of sickness seasons!

    6. Clarity of mind – the brain fog is gone! I didn’t realise until the fog started to clear, just how foggy my mind had become for the years before…I can now cope with stress better than ever before – without a big metabolic crash, migraine or tiredness hitting! 

    7. My digestive system works more effectively! Not only do I not get histamine responses now, but food generally ‘sits’ better too and goes through my body without causing discomfort. I never realised how much certain foods did this to me until it stopped!
    8. Leg cramps are a thing of the past…. for both myself and my husband.
    9. Regular, pain free periods (sorry guys, I’m sure the females in your life will be happy to hear about that!). I have a history of PCOS and longer/irregular cycles, cramping and headaches/migraines tied in…. no more!
    10. Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain that I have had for over 20 years has almost completely GONE. It used to contribute to the migraines I dealt with many times each month… to many visits to my favourite osteopath, chiropractors, massage therapists, you name it just to keep it manageable.Now I have one maintenance visit to Bowen Therapy once every 4-6 weeks, and I don’t stagger to her door each month as I would for the other therapies!

 

 

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Filed under Health and Wellbeing, Iron Dysregulation, Mineral Balance

The sympathetic vs parasympathetic nervous systems…

You know the feeling of nervousness, stress or panic when we perceive danger or anticipating danger? Many of us know of the ‘fight or flight’ response being related to survival – but do you know much about the physiology of it?

How it affects your body in the long term to stay in that mode all the time?

 

Once upon a time we would have had to run from a predator, another opposing tribe or flee during bad weather… but in modern life, what is defined as things to escape from have somewhat taken on a new ‘cloak’. We now have ‘stress’ around us all the time, and what is physical or perceived stress WILL impact on our bodies, and sustained stress will turn into changes in our physiology.

Our bodies are designed to have short bursts of stress, and times of recovery in between so that we can maintain homeostasis and health.

The sympathetic nervous system is the one which activates our ‘fight or flight’ response… that includes activating thyroid and adrenal glands to provide energy so we can get away from the danger.

The energy this system uses is ‘destructive’ to the body – short bursts won’t necessarily harm, but long-term, the body ends up scrambling energy from any source it can, as quickly as it can, not discriminating where it comes from – it can be using muscles and other energy stores not normally used for ’emergency’ functions.

 

Of big focus to many who watch their waistline and wonder why it doesn’t change – the sympathetic nervous system won’t necessarily burn the fat you want it to!

 

If you stay in this ‘flight or fight’ mode… you will be burning through minerals, vitamins, potentially healthy muscle and other stores, and it will be detrimental to your adrenals and thyroid over time. You may feel great now, and amazed at how you can ‘keep on keeping on’, but a more major stressful life event will happen, and “suddenly” you will have a chronic illness, an autoimmune condition or even just get everyday sicknesses all the time, and not seem to ever fully recover.

You also have a parasympathetic nervous system which is involved in nourishing, healing, elimination and regeneration of the body.

The parasympathetic system gets ‘closed down’ to minimal operation when the sympathetic is active – imagine your body not being able to give much ‘attention’ at a metabolic level to your liver, pancreas, stomach and intestines? What do you think would happen to your body……?

  • Digestive disruption (slow motility, low stomach acid levels)
  • Low energy availability (where’s that energy coming from if you aren’t digesting?)
  • “Dis-ease” in these organs – diabetes/insulin resistance/blood glucose regulation, low digestive enzyme availability, gall stones, low liver function, etc
  • Constipation or diarrhea

“So what do I need to do?” I hear you say…

Working with your body to bring it into the parasympathetic state is really important – this means REST! Also nourishing your body fully so that when it needs to go into the ‘fight or flight’ mode, it has the energy sources, minerals and vitamins it needs to do it.

If you also contend with anxiety, depression, insomnia and the like, this can be extremely difficult – all of these conditions are heavily tied to mineral imbalances, so get testing done and learn about how they impact on your body, your brain and your life overall!

A few other things come to mind…

  • Be aware of your stresses in life – remove them where you can. If you can’t remove them, consider thinking outside the box on how to reduce them.
  • Relaxation, meditation, ‘me time’, anything to give you positive thoughts – do something EVERY day!
  • Eat whole foods, know what’s in your food… avoid all additives in ALL foods – not just the ‘numbers’ you know to be bad…..iron fortification, vitamin b, calcium
  • Empower yourself to understand your own health and that of your family – read, learn, ask questions, trust your gut… if it doesn’t seem ‘right’ for you… don’t do it.

Consider checking out the options and getting your minerals tested so you have a starting point. Remember, if you are always ‘running on empty’, this can be made worse by mineral imbalances and you are likely to continue to make the imbalances worse the longer you push through it.

Mineral imbalances don’t just fix themselves…nor do over the counter ‘quick fixes’ solve them. They are just band-aids…

Until next time!

– Kristan.

Filed under Calcium, Iron Dysregulation, Magnesium, Mineral Balance

International Health Coach Week 2017!

This week coming is ‘International Health Coach Week’ – and we want to help coach you to better mineral health.

Feel like you need to keep digging for answers?

Have you ever wanted to learn more about minerals, to get help you to understand?

Thought “wouldn’t it be great if there was someone I can talk to who could help me understand?”…

To get help so you can have a light bulb moment or two…….?

Well now’s your time to get learning! In the next week, Morley Robbins and I have scheduled TWO learning sessions scheduled to help you connect the dots, to help you understand and to support you taking control of your own health! The investment in better health is $25 US for each session.

To find out more or to book in, click on the session titles (Session 1, Session 2) and below. Sessions will be approximately 1.5 hours total including question time after the main learning session.

Please note – these sessions will have attendees from all around the world. To try to make this as easy as possible for everyone, I have included some major timezones so you can work out what your local time will be. If you aren’t sure which time to choose, please reach out for assistance!

Session 1 (now completed!)

Timezones:
Brisbane – 9:30am Wednesday 15th February
Berlin – 12:30am Wednesday 15th February
London – 11:30pm Tuesday14th February
US Central – CST – 5:30pm Tuesday14th February
US Pacific – PST – 3:30pm Tuesday 14th February

Session 2 (now completed!)

Timezones:
Brisbane – 8:30am Saturday 18th February
Berlin – 11:30pm Friday 17th February
London – 10:30pm Friday 17th February
US Central – CST – 4:30pm Friday 17th February
US Pacific – PST – 2:30pm Friday 17th February

Filed under Health and Wellbeing, Iron Dysregulation, Magnesium, Mineral Balance

Focus on Family Webinar – with Morley and Kristan

 

This webinar was a special presentation hosted by myself with Morley Robbins and provided a great introduction to many aspects of mineral balance to those who attended.

Topics covered include:

  • What is the Root Cause Protocol?
  • How do we end up with mineral imbalances? What does magnesium do? What do other minerals such as iron, copper, ceruloplasmin have to do with anything?
  • What do minerals have to do with health conditions such as digestive and gall bladder problems, brain fog, allergies, joint and muscle pain, fatigue, sleep challenges, etc?
  • How do minerals impact on me and my daily life/challenges?
  • If I get testing done, how will I know what to do to fix imbalances? What do HTMA and blood tests show?
  • Some details on the Root Cause Protocol (Stops, Starts and some of the ‘whys’ behind them).
  • Q & A and open discussion from participants on the day.

This is a valuable session for those wishing to broaden their knowledge on the Root Cause Protocol, to gain confidence in how they slot into the protocol (or how other family/friends may slot in) and those planning on getting further testing done, but who want to understand it a little more.

Please firstly complete registration of your details so we can keep in touch about updates on this event (including letting you know of future events), and to help us in the case you have trouble down the track accessing this product.

Step 1: Subscribe to our webinar-specific mailing list

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Step 2: Purchase access to this paid event

Please complete payment of $25 USD to view the webinar and notes.

This webinar will be available for you to view more than once, and an email will be sent within 24 hours including extra details which are discussed during the event.  The email address used to pay with paypal will be used to send this message unless you otherwise advise an alternative.

 

PLEASE make sure you hit ‘Return to Merchant’ once you have successfully paid. This takes you to the location which will allow you to view the video.

You will be able to come back to this final page with the video details in the future. I would suggest bookmarking it if you wish to come back, or refer to your email.




Filed under Copper, Iron, Iron Dysregulation, Magnesium, Mineral Balance