Paula's STORY (part 2)

Paula's STORY (part 2)
With Part 1 as the BACK story, (sorry I did not say this was going to be a short one) I found myself in a pandemic. At the start of the pandemic, I felt a strong sense of fear in everyone and although I was encouraging people to trust their immune systems, I was met with some upset; however many more in secrecy with bravery. Eventually, a rather fast vaccine came out into the market and everyone was eager to return to their normal lives. I was one of the very last that I knew of to get the vaccine. I went along with the mandates, so I could teach (getting a medical exemption for the 3rd booster shot) because I knew my body was saying NO more.

My grandfather died of heart condition, it runs in our family and after my 2nd jab, I found myself rubbing my chest area repeatedly to ease a pain. I also felt restriction in my legs and just had no energy to do the type of sport I used to. There were days I would try to hike Tiger's Head (our local uphill trail) with Ross and had no choice, but to turn around as my blood pressure was climbing like a rocket ship. This was not normal for me. In October, after my mother in law died unexpectedly after flying back from a trip (Dubai to UK) she started to experience pain at the train station and only made it as far as the hospital due to an artery dissection. This was just one more nudge for me to stop treating my pains as a mere, this is just in my head. I stuck my head into researching again, but this time about how I could detox myself from the C**** protein spikes. The receptors sites for these lie around the heart, brain and gut and I had to find something to decrease this inflammation.

I watched hours of a health documentary series on detoxing from these protein spikes, researched for weeks and then I came across this research paper that was completed late in 2022. I read it over and over again, and knew that this ningxia red was powerful because of what I had been through with Kieran. I also knew that Ross and I felt better every time we drank it, and so we always kept it in the fridge for those moments when we needed an extra energy boost. 

I dug in and came across Martha Krejci's page about the 11 Day Jumpstart program and how it addresses inflammation. I was accepted into her group and it was the testimonies that I read that struck me. That is when I  knew I needed to jump in. I committed myself to the 11 Day Jumpstart and here is what happened: my mood changed (Ross says I am a different person), my weight shifted, my heart pains stopped and I don't have to rub by chest to ease it anymore, my energy level was out of this world, my vision improved and well, I got my best self back. Last week, was the first time in over 2 years, I could climb Tiger's Head without having to turn around because my heart was about to explode. The numbers used to be so scary. But this time I was able to keep up with Ross and I was feeling good. He was ecstatic that we finally could complete this hike together and when he turned to me and said, "Wow, look at you, you can do this for the first time in years," I realized how my health was affecting everyone.

You know, this story is mine and I never really intended to share it publicly, but as people have joined me on this jumpstart I had this epiphany that some of you needed to hear it. A few nights ago, I received a text message from an old colleague who told me that she was feeling more energetic and wanted to continue this journey and wanted to know how to do this. A few minutes later, she messaged telling me that she had a heart attack after her vaccine and that NHS could not confirm it was the vaccine because they CAN'T. This is certainly her story, but it was the PUSH I needed to write and share MY story.

I thought I was ok, but I wasn't myself. You are not a second fiddle, you are a PRIORITY, if something does not feel right- TRUST yourself. This year I made huge investments in all aspects of my life, I am not sure where I would be if I hadn't. Sending each of you a message of health and wellness, to become the best version of who you are meant to be. My prayer is that those who need to give themselves care find the desire to Jump In.

Please do get in touch with us as we have access to a discount code for you to use, before placing your order.

Need help with intermittent fasting?

Need help with intermittent fasting?
Intermittent fasting is a type of eating pattern that involves alternating between periods of regular eating and fasting. It has become increasingly popular in recent years, with many people claiming it can help to improve health and weight loss. However, it’s important to make sure you understand the basics before taking up this approach to nutrition.

Intermittent fasting, when done right, can be a powerful and advantageous approach to health and weight loss. By decreasing total calorie consumption while providing access to stored energy in the body, intermittent fasting not only allows you to burn fat faster than other dietary techniques but also helps diminish inflammation and balance hormones — benefiting your overall wellbeing as well as metabolism.

Intermittent fasting is not a one-size-fits-all approach; it may take some time before you find the right pattern that works for you. In general, there are two basic types of intermittent fasting: time-restricted eating and alternate day fasting. Time restricted eating involves eating within a certain window of time, such as 8 hours a day or 12 hours a day. Alternating day fasting involves alternating between days of eating and not eating.

When starting out with intermittent fasting, it’s important to focus on the basics. Make sure you stay hydrated throughout the fasting period, as well as keep your meals nutrient dense and balanced. If you’re unsure of what to eat, try focusing on whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds including a meat, fish or veggie protein. It’s also important to listen to your body- if you feel overly fatigued or experience low energy levels during the fasting period, take a break and adjust your fasting schedule.

It’s important to remember that some things can break a fast. Eating anything sugary or processed will cause your body to switch from burning stored fat to burning the food you just ate, thus breaking the fast and making it less effective. Caffeine can also disrupt insulin sensitivity, so limit your intake during fasting periods. Additionally, any form of calorie-containing beverage, including herbal teas and juices, will break a fast. Some texts say that it takes 50 calories to break a fast.  

With the right guidance and an understanding of how it works, intermittent fasting can be an effective approach to improving your overall health!  The Jumpstart program uses a daily 16:8 fasting window which has become increasingly popular and we have incorporated Ningxia Red to supplement the body throughout the day to keep you satisfied.

Ningxia Red is a great way to replenish your body with vital nutrients and antioxidants, helping support energy levels during fasting. The combination of intermittent fasting and Ningxia Red will help maximize the benefits of this weight loss/ decreasing inflammation strategy by maintaining energy and focus without compromising on nutrition.  

So if you are looking to give intermittent fasting a try, give it a go with the Jumpstart program and give your body an extra boost with Ningxia Red!  You won’t regret it.  It is an easy to follow 11 day plan with alternative recipes that can be swapped in including a serving of dessert a day if you are so inclined. The most important aspect is that you will find a positive and supportive community encouraging you.

Contact us to jumpin'  to start the 11 day program next month.

Detox All of You

Detox All of You
What better way to make use of 2021, than to support your health by ridding what is not needed in your life and allowing the goodness to come in?

This 3 part series over 3 weeks, offered in 1-hour workshops are designed to help you feel better, live better, and be better. This in-person class is limited to small groups, but we want you to take away key understandings so that you are committed to making permanent lifestyle changes and learning how easy it is to commit to them.

#1 Detox Your Home- We will talk about why this is such an important aspect to start with and that it is easier than you may think with just a few simple demonstrations. 

# 2 Detox Your Body- We will learn how your physical body needs attention so that is at its' operating optimally. The goal is to give the body the support it needs to be its' best no matter what it is exposed to.

# 3 Detox Your Emotions- We will guide you through a step-by-step process on how you can work through emotions that are surfacing and why they may be appearing in the manner that they are.