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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

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

Our story continued….

My story starts 4 years ago when my third baby was born. I had twins 6 years before who I also breastfed, so I was very familiar with many challenges in this area, and to being creative with coping… how to juggle babies, but it was a different story with this baby, she was a massive challenge!

She was so sensitive to foods that me eating a couple of strawberries could have her projectile vomiting for hours, and the lingering affects for weeks.

I have actually noted the start to my story on my blog… but this entry is the next step.


March 2013 – you wouldn’t know what we lived through day to day here!

I had gone through various specialists and testing, she had been given a diagnosis of likely eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE), multiple food protein intolerances and possibly FPIES. Much of this by 6 months old.

She and I were on about 15 foods from somewhere around 4-5 months old until 18 months, so as many will understand, she was super sensitive!!

I started to realise that there must be SOMETHING that we can do to help her gain foods. I started to read on the ‘beyond failsafe’ and how to improve. Minerals really resonated with me too as I have an animal science biology qualification and keen interest in biology and science in general.

At around this time – when she was about 8 months old, a pharmacist asked me what we were doing for her magnesium levels – then going on to me that the adult dose of reflux medication she was on would be causing a magnesium deficiency….many doctors across three severely refluxy children and NONE told me this! It’s a known function of the medications 😳

Once I started to switch on to magnesium deficiency, researching more and more, I ended up in the Magnesium Advocacy Group care of a friend, and started to add mag ever so slowly to my regular routine.
It all began when she was around 10 months old, with just 4 sprays of magnesium oil at first per day. Then a week in, I went up to 6, and then to 8 another week later.
At this point the most mag I gave directly her was to give her some Epsom salt (ES) baths. She had been a baby who preferred to be showered so she rarely had a way to give her ES baths anyway before we made the effort to swap it in.

When I was on 8 sprays/day, she started sleeping through at night and longer in the day too. She used to wake hourly or more anywhere starting from 10pm to 1am – depending on what I had eaten!
I couldn’t believe it! Is it the mag? No couldn’t be!!

By the time she had her first birthday, I had introduced egg directly to her (yet at 6 months old, indirect exposure via me caused screaming for days)…! I couldn’t believe it.

I continued to raise the number of sprays, and she became more and more stable just with that extra mag indirectly via me.

A couple of months in, I traveled and got out of routine. I didn’t think it would matter that much to stop the mag. She turned right back where she was! Screaming, feeding throughout the night obviously due to pain. Sooo much worse.

It took me a few days at home again to connect the dots, so a few days after we got home, I started again. Within 24h she was sleeping again and settled!!

After 6 months of adding magnesium slowly, I had introduced oral mag plus the topical, and I felt so much better in me too! I could get away with trying other foods at work events, and she wouldn’t react as badly or for as long.

I booked in for a consult with Morley Robbins (from gotmag.org) about this time, and suddenly what we were seeing plus what I had been experiencing throughout my life in my own food reactions (migraines!), made sense.

My Mum and Nan both showed signs of magnesium deficiency throughout their lives….plus what I’ve since learned to be further mineral imbalances as the mag is really a symptom of bigger things….so by the time I was born as the third child, then had twins myself, an ectopic pregnancy that nearly killed me and less than a year later, I was pregnant again with my super reactive child….it’s not really a surprise I didn’t have a lot minerals-wise to give her!!

At that point I set to start implementing Morley’s recommendations.

I added extra salts to support my tanked out adrenal system….that’s what takes care if you during flight or fight responses – I had tanked it after yeaaaars of being under perpetual stress.

I used digestive enzymes to help add lemon juice to make the recommended adrenal cocktail drink (oranges were a trigger of migraines in me, had been for years!)….the fear of something so naturally high in chemicals was petrifying! But I felt the challenge was needed.

Step by step I added things. Step by step we felt better and saw changes in development and health.

I had another consult and Morley recommended again adding whole food vitamin c – it was a huge thing to contemplate to me at that point still, soooo much chance for big reactions from all the unknown natural chemicals in a pill! It took until later to realise that metabolically, reactive kids like her NEED to have these foods in order to recover.

I was so terrified of the implications of adding things like whole food vitamin c, yet when we did it, it was a non event reactions wise, and turned into the best way for us to get another step in improvements!

Along the way we had her tested – we had started with my (older) son and me and just implemented across the board where it seemed we could.

When my littlest one was 24 months old, she just barely weighed 11kg.

We built up to her doing everything Morley recommended by her second birthday….at 25 months old, she was 11.5kg!!

It has continued for us and now at just over 4, she has well over 50 safe foods, we can talk about what foods she can’t have easier than what she can (!!)….she’s developing normally and is on no drugs. So many kids with her diagnosis (“eosinophilic oesophagitis”) end up on elemental formula, steroids, ending up also with other autoimmune conditions including eczema, asthma, chronic sickness….


This 4 year old in her natural environment…Elsa dresses and stickers!

Her reactions when she has them now are nothing like what they were, and it’s such a different path to where we were!

Her siblings are now 10 and have seen similar results – no asthma (it was severe!), eczema, constant colds in winter.

They eat pretty much anything except gluten without issue, though we all avoid eating additives. We eat tomatoes, watermelons, mangoes, herbs, spices.

Something else to consider – we were basically on one income throughout this period of discovery. I was made redundant from my job during 2013…so the cost of testing and supplements was something that I feared terribly.

Instead of $1000’s on Drs visits, eczema, asthma and reflux medication for just the kids, we now eat whole food, use limited supplements and see Drs to get blood test checks only…we don’t get sick like we all did (& we weren’t super sickly in the scheme of things!). We have saved thousands by having taken a leap of faith to go down this path.

This is a snippet of the changes for us…most of it since January 2014, but mag started ~August or September 2013.

Filed under Mineral Balance