Welcome to Week 4

Clear Bowel, Clear Mind

This week we will be covering:

  • The female reproductive cycle hormones – What is a normal Menstural cycle
  • Targeting specific issues associated with the Menstural cycle
  • How to chart your Menstural cycle
  • The Male Reproductive Cycle
  • Androgens & Testosterone
  • Testosterone Imbalances in Women
  • Menopause – ‘The Change of Life’
  • Pathology Test Referral: General & Functional Pathology
  • Food Focus : Celery Juice
  • Action – Flushing the Digestive System – The Bowel flush protocol
  • Health Kick: ‘Heal Me’ healing digestive tonic
  • The Anti-Candida Protocol

The Reproductive Cycle

We have already been introduced too the major hormones which dictate the female reproductive system: Oestrogen, Progesteone, Luteinizing  hormone and Follicle stimulating hormone. The following is a brief explanation as to how they function within a typical monthly cycle which ensures a female is fertile, ovulation takes place and pregnancy is possible or a period occurs if conception does not occur.

Day 1: Menses – Your period

The first day of your period is considered Day 1 of your cycle. At this time, oestrogen and progesterone, the 2 main types of reproductive hormones, are at low levels.

Day 5: One egg is selected

In one of the ovaries an egg is growing within a follicle. The selected egg becomes dominant due to the stimulation of Follicle stimulating hormone. The follicle which is developing also secretes oestrogen.

Days 6-14: Preparing for ovulation

Toward the end of this stage, oestrogen levels rise slowly, then more rapidly.

Around Day 14: Ovulation

The follicle surrounding the egg breaks open and the ovary releases the egg into the fallopian tube so it can be fertilized by sperm. The follicle remains in the ovary.

Days 15-28: After ovulation

After ovulation has occurs, the levels of progesterone start to increase. If the egg that was released is not fertilized, oestrogen and progesterone levels drop after approximately 2 weeks and the lining of the uterus gets ready to be shed. Your next period begins and the cycle starts again.

Charting your cycle

RESOURCES FOR TRACKING YOUR CYCLE 

Ovulation Tracking Chart (printable PDF)

Menstrual cycle Tracking Chart (printable PDF)

Instructions for Recording Temperature (printable PDF)

Menstrual cycle Tracking Chart (Microsoft excel document for computer charting)

This charts and guides are extremely useful for anyone of reproductive age, whether you are planning on conceiving after this program or trying to avoid pregnancy it is important to know whether or not you are ovulating and whether your hormones are in check in general. If you do not have a regular cycle it could signify you are approaching menopause or that there is a deficiency or dysfunction occurring within your body and awareness is the most important part of fixing the problem.

Video: The Female Reproductive Cycle (part 1)

Video: The Female Reproductive Cycle (cont.)

Menopause – Change of Life

Menopause is a NORMAL, NATURAL state which all women will approach at a certain age, it is not a ‘disease’ and it certainly isn’t something that is supposed to be uncomfortable, painful or taxing on your life. When a women enters peri-menopause, which is the initiation of the decline of the production of oestrogen from the ovaries, it is a sign that the natural reproductive function is coming to an end, and the women is entering a new phase of her life, where she is theoretically no  longer relied upon by her young for support. Now is a time for the female to really start following her flow, putting herself first and moving into her own sense of independence and self discovery.

Unfortunately many women do experience a stressful time with their ‘change of life’ and there are many reasons why this may occur

  • Women who are nutritionally depleted will not handle the change in hormone levels well, they will find the process very taxing and feel extremely tired and wiped out, often to the point of chronic exhaustion.
  • Women who are adrenally stressed or have a degree of adrenal dysfunction will experience symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety, palpitations,
  • Women who are energetically depleted will experience symptoms such as low of libido, vaginal dryness, dry skin
  • Women who are deficient in the functioning and health of the 3 major reproductive organs – Thyroid gland, Adrenal glands and ovaries, will experience chronic fatigue, weight gain and depression
  • Women who have an oestrogen dominance picture (high amount of harmful environmental or synthetic hormones) will experience things like heavy bleeding and lingering monthly menstrual bleeds.
  • Women who are toxic or have a sluggish liver function will experience migraines, headaches, skin rashes
  • Women who have a poor gut micro-biome will experience frequent infections and a higher risk of auto-immune conditions
  • Women who are not honoring themselves, following their right path or following their bliss will experience deep emotional turmoil and a feeling of despair

But rest assured, the holistic healing practices you are adopting over the course of this program will address all of these factors and have you on the road to recovery in no time.

The course of the 12 week Balance Me program is designed to target the CAUSE of all of the following classic menstrual cycle symptoms, so it is assumed that at the end of the program, these symptoms will be reduced and hopefully completely eradicated in most people. However, if your hormone imbalance issues have been going on for quite some time, you have a long history of using the Oral contraceptive pill or any of the following symptoms are extremely debilitating, you may like to look at adopting some extra support to help ease the symptoms each month and give your body an extra helping hand to heal and balance the hormones more quickly.

Clearing out excess Oestrogen 

Take when: you have mid cycle spotting, painful or heavy periods, PMS, headaches with your period

  • ReleaseME – sprouted Broccoli Extract,you are starting this as SOON AS YOU FINISH CLEARME or at the start of week 5.
  • BalanceME – NOT to be started until after the detoxification and liver support phase of this program as the liver needs supporting before using this product.

Stimulating Progesterone Levels

Take when: you have a short cycle ie less than 27 days, highly stressful lifestyle, anxiety, Premenstrual acne,  PMS – emotional, irritability 

  • BoostME – 200ml liquid progesterone enhancing formula

Supporting Testosterone Levels

  • Tribulus Terrestri is an amazing herbs which when taken for 5-12 days in the lead up to ovulation, can boost healthy ovulation for women struggling with fertility. Women who benefit from this herb often also have poor memory and concentration, poor muscle tone, excess body fat particularly around the back and under the arms (triceps region), no sex drive and often feel unmotivated and have a tendency to depression.

Uterine Toning herbs 

  • Dong Quai tonifies and strengthens the uterus by regulating hormonal control, improving uterine tone, and improving the timing of the menstrual cycle.
  • Red Raspberry leaf is a great uterine tonic and is also highly nutritive herb, high in vitamins and minerals as well as an easily absorbed form of calcium.
  • Crampbark This herb promotes a calm, relaxed and healthy uterus. One of the best herbs to promote proper function and efficiency of the uterus.
  • Rehmannia has been used for hundreds of years to relax the smooth muscles of the uterus, reducing any sort of uterine pain or spasm. Rehmannia is also extremely nourishing to the blood for a healthy uterine lining.
  • Damiana helps to encourage circulation and blood supply to the uterus.

Take when: your period (bleed/menses) drags on for longer than 7 days 

Anti-inflammatory (pain relief) herbs

  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • RelieveME  – blend of pain relief tonic
  • MagME – magnesium works to relax smooth muscle, which is fiercely contracting in response to the over production of the prostaglandins which are stimulating the monthly bleed.

Cervical Mucus Support

Ovulation Mucus stimulating herbs. It is normal to secrete mucus

BoostME – Progesterone enhancing herbal formula –

Viral Infections & Your Hormones – Whats the Deal?

Video: Menopause

VIRUSES & MENOPAUSE

9/10 women who suffer with shocking menopause symptoms do so because of an underlying stressor in the body which is wearing down the immune system and therefore triggering the adrenal glands into panic mode!! This is so often an underlying virus which has most likely been plaquing your system for many years often 20 years or more, but even though you may not have been getting any active ‘viral’ symptoms the virus has most likely burried itself deeper into the body, like into your spleen liver or central nervous system and creating the common symptoms – siatic pain, joint aches, lower back pain, muscle aching, tiredness, fatigue, muscle weakness, brain fog, anxiety, depression, hot flushes, weight gain – these are all very similar to classic menopause symptoms, the two often go hand in hand so if you have ever had a virus that you can remember ie Epstein barr virus (glandular fever), shingles, genital herpes, ross river fever, cytomegalovirus, hepatitis, chicken pox, pneumonia, or so on, then it is IMPERICAL that you address this virus or your adrenals, thyroid and health will never recover properly and chances are you will go on to be diagnosed with something like Multiple sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Colitis or some other nasty auto-immune disease.

Do You Have An Underlying Viral Infection?

If you are unsure whether or not you have ever been been infected by a Virus, it might be a good idea to see a GP and get tested, even though this has it’s limitations, which I will explain later.

Viruses grow only in living cells ie humans, animals mostly and these sneaky little devils cause disease by destroying the cells they infect – this includes pretty much all and any cells in the human body, which is why they can present with such varied symptoms – they attack the liver, the blood, nerves, skin, our eye tissue, absolutely anything!!! And they do a really good job at damaging our immune system and changing the genetic material, aka DNA of the cells in which they inhabitat, causing inflammation which in turn causes damage to the overall system.

Some of the most common virus are things like, influenza, HIV, cold sores, Genital herpes, Genital warts, chicken pox, measles and even some types of cancers are viral related, at present our medical system is able to test for the following viruses, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have other forms of viruses, which is why testing for such viruses is limited and often means many peoples viral infections go undetected for many many years and eventually get diagnosed with something else or they develop into something else even more serious.

I personally do not believe in auto-immunity, the body does not just accidently or mistakenly start turning on itself and attacking it’s own tissue, there is ALWAYS an underlying infection, in conjunction with heavy metals and stress which lead to the immune system failing. I believe it is always an underlying virus or other infection which destroys the bodies tissue and not the immune system attacking itself. 

The following are tests which can be referred by your GP, but I will warn in advance, many doctors would be reluctant to test you for these unless you have active ‘acute’ symptoms, you know the usual common sick symptoms – headache, achey joints, temperature etc so actually having these tests done will be quite difficult. If you would like these tests done, please email support@balancedbabes.com.au and we will be able to sort you out with referrals to functional pathology units, but of course these labs do charge for these tests as they are not covered by Medicare within Australia.

  • Antibody test. These are substances made by the body’s immune system to fight a specific infection, the antibodies attach themselves to an infected cell and destrooy the virus.  So if you have specific antibodies to specific virus’s we can identify you have had this virus.  This is a blood test and they will pick up different types of antibodies – The presence of IgM class antibodies indicates recent infection. The presence of IgG antibodies only is indicative of past exposure. The problem with postive IgG antibodies which represent a past infection is that doctors generally dismiss the importance of a past exposure, the problem is it does not appear active because it has moved from your blood stream into an organ, primarily your liver, spleen or thyroid and is causing a different kind of havoc there, just not the acute noticeable symptoms like fever and weakness making us think we are over that virus. Think again.
  • Viral antigen detection test. Viral antigens develop on the surface of infected cells. A viral antigen detection test is done on a sample of tissue that might be infected. Specially tagged (with dye or a tracer) antibodies that attach to those viral antigens are mixed with the sample. The tagged antibodies can be seen by using a special light (or other method). If the tagged antibodies are attached to the cells, the cells are infected with the virus.
  • Viral culture. This is a test to find a virus that can cause an infection. A sample of body fluid or tissue is added to certain cells used to grow a virus. If no virus infects the cells, the culture is negative. If a virus that can cause infection infects the cells, the culture is positive. A viral culture may take several weeks to show results.
  • Viral DNA or RNA detection test. Using a sample of tissue or blood or other fluid (such as spinal fluid), this type of test looks for the genetic material (DNA or RNA) of a specific virus. This test can show the exact virus causing an infection.

ERADICATING VIRUSES – TREATMENT PROTOCOL

I advise you not to skip over this section without giving it some thought, and potentially some investigation, especially if you feel you have ‘phantom’ symptoms like fatigue, muscle weakness, aches or pains that come and go for no reason or any other symptom like migraines, aching joints, siatic nerve pain, an auto-immune thyroid condition or if you have ever been told ‘its in your head, everything is fine. For those who have ever been diagnosed with more serious things like Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammatory bowel disease and many more serious Auto-immune disorders then YOU MUST ADDRESS THE UNDERLYING VIRUS. You will never have balanced hormones, a healthy adrenal system or a fully functioning thyroid gland if you do not address the underlying infection, so here’s how to do it.

This is a long term protocol – don’t take it lightly, especially if you have had any of the above mentioned viral infections in the past, you still have it, it’s just lurking in the background. You will need to be on the following protocol for the next 3 – 18 months, you will know when you immune system has completely recovered, you’ll have no more fatigue, phantom pains, your hormones will be in check and you even have the ability to reverse your auto-immune disease. This is serious stuff, don’t underestimate the importance of a healthy immune system when it comes to balancing your hormones.

ANTI-VIRAL TREATMENT

Herbal Medicine

This is by far the most targeted and potent way to fight the virus and rebuild the immune system, the added benefits of herbal medicine is that we can address other aspects of your health at the same time as herbs have many targeted actions which promote good health. I have put together this formulation which you can order from the Naturopathic Dispensary or have a herbalist in your local area formulate for you. I recommend:

Licorice Root: Anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, plus aids the adrenal glands and helps balance the body’s level of cortisol and cortisone.

Elderberry: Anti-viral and strengthens the immune system, breaks down mucus and controls excess sweating.

Cats Claw: Potent anti-viral herb which supports the immune system and eradicates underlying strep A & strep B infections which build up when the immune system is worn down by a virus. These strep infections often present as reoccurring throat or urinary tract infections.

Red Clover: Cleanses the liver, flushes the lymphatic system and spleen of neurotoxins and supports healthy oestrogen regulation and helps to flush excess hormones which are being stored in organs.

Lemon Balm: Anti-viral & anti-bacterial, Strengthens the immune system and supports the nervous system. Also supports the Thyroid gland and calms the body. Useful for stress and tension.

Dose: 7.5ml, twice daily, diluted with a little water or juice.

Colloidal Silver – Kills bacteria, viruses and other microbes upon contact, a potent natural antibiotic which can be used as a safer alternative to pharmaceutical antibiotics which suppress the immune system and lace your body with aluminium, a harmful heavy metal which leads to neuro-toxicity.

L-Lysine – aim to take 3000-6000mg daily, unless there is a pre-existing kidney disease. This amino acid impairs the ability of the virus to reproduce.

Zinc – Kills viruses, boosts the immune system and helps to protect the endocrine system. Aim for 80mg daily.

Ester C –

 

Key Supplements for Healthy ‘Change of Life’

FACTORS WHICH MUST BE ADDRESSED

  • Support, nuture and nourish the Adrenal Glands

This means – finding ways to reduce and manage your stress levels, slowing down, not burning the candle at both ends, resting, sleeping more, not over doing it with intense exercise, eating really nourishing nutritive dense foods

  • Correct your Diet

No more crash dieting, loading up on fake synthetic diet bars or shakes, avoiding nutritionless foods like – breads and avoiding dense heavy and hard to digest animal proteins like dairy products and meat.

  • Investigate Your Thyroid health

See Week 7 for the full run down on your thyroid and how to bring it back to life.

  • Treat the underlying Viral infection

If you know you have had a virus in the past, Start the Moment 4 Life Anti-Viral Treatment protocol ASAP as you will see below. If you are unsure, see your GP and DEMAND (in a nice way so they agree, just don’t take no for an answer) a blood test to screen you for all the common Viruses – remember past exposure also counts as an active infection, its just the virus is no longer in your blood stream, it’s now living in and destroying a vital organ!!!

RevitalizeME Thyroid and Adrenal tonic to boost mood, emotional well being and energy levels. The perfect tonic to support you through menopause related discomfort. Must be avoided in HYPER-ACTIVE (over active) thyroid disease or Graves disease.

MagME – This pleasant tasting Magnesium formulation is designed specifically to support and restore the adrenal glands and healthy hormone regulation, based on the addition of Vitamin B6, Selenium, Chromium and other supportive nutrients.

Vitamin E – always ensure you choose a mixed tocopherols form of Vitamin E and steer clear of synthetic versions of vitamin E. We recommend Metagenics Vitamin E capsules

Metagenics: O Lift A herbal combination including nourishing herbs to support adrenal function, balance hormones and specifically treat hot flushes. See the Naturopathic Dispensary for more information and to order.

Video: The Male Reproductive Cycle

Androgens & Testosterone

Androgens is the collective term for the ‘steroid’ hormones: Testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and Androstenedione, being the 3 primary ones but there are others. Although they are the dominant hormones produced by men and regulate and control the male reproductive system women also produce small amounts if these androgens. Their primary role is the regulate and control aspects of male development including the changes which occur through puberty and the activity of the primary male sex organs essential for reproduction.  Androgens are anabolic steroids, meaning they help to stimulate the growth of tissues and muscles, without them, the body cannot effectively grow.  They are also the precursor of all oestrogens.

Testosterone Imbalances in Women

Even though the Androgens are more of an issue for male health, they can play havoc in we women too!

In order to keep things simplistic, we’ll refer to the common androgen disorders – deficiency or excess as Testosterone, but collectively we know this as an androgen imbalance, only Testosterone is the most common of the hormones within the Androgen group.

TESTOSTERONE IMBALANCES

This is not something that is super common in women, compared to men, or compared to the more common hormonal imbalances experienced by women – Oestrogen, Progesterone, Thyroid and Cortisol problems being far more evident, however with all hormones, from what we have learnt, we know they all work collectively together, helping each other out, so absolutely when you system is stressed, over run by a GIT infection, nutritionally depleted or your all burnt out, your testosterone can also take a hit.

TESTOSTERONE DEFICIENCY IN WOMEN 

The major causes of a testosterone deficiency are linked to Adrenal dysfunction or a shotty thyroid, but overall if you are depleted and missing key vitamins including zinc and essential fatty acids which are crucial for the production of testosterone, there can always be issues.

Symptoms of LOW Testosterone:

  • No energy and fatigue
  • Low muscle tone or no ability to build muscle even if lifting weights
  • No Libido or sexual desires
  • Reduced strength
  • Weight gain and difficulty losing weight
  • Mood swings, depression and low mood
  • Hair loss
  • Difficulty concentrating or getting motivated
  • Anxiety

TESTOSTERONE EXCESS IN WOMEN

High amounts of testosterone specifically is not that common in women and is generally only caused by the use of synthetic hormone replacement therapy which includes testosterone or anabolic steroid use, however other causes include tumors on the pituitary gland and issues with your adrenal glands. What is unfortunately becoming more and more common in women is a condition called Poly cystic ovarian syndrome, which is explained in a lot more detail in weeks to come, however it is associated with Androgen excess which affects your bodies ability to ovulate.

Symptoms of EXCESS Testosterone:

  • Acne
  • Excess hair growth on the chin, lip, nipples etc
  • Annovulation & infertility
  • Weight gain
  • Insulin resistance
  • Cyst growth on the ovaries
  • Absent or irregular periods

Pathology Referral

Video: Pathology Tests – Why we need them

Video: Pathology Referral Part 2

There are lots of different things we could investigate and the following list is most likely a lot more extensive than what you would be used to your GP collecting, but it is really important that we thoroughly investigate all the different potential causes or factors which may have been contributing to your current hormonal status.

Here’s I recommend you test yourself for:

General Pathology

Vitamin D

Iron Studies

Liver Function

B12

Red Blood cell folate

Homocysteine

TSH, Thyroid Antibodies, T4 & T3

Urinary Iodine

Serum Zinc & Serum Copper

Histidine

Collectively these tests determine nutritional status, liver function, detoxification, thyroid health, auto-immune status and other biochemical processes which affect our bodies’ ability to maintain healthy hormones.

 

Referral Letter for General Pathology Tests

This letter can be used as a template to present to your GP as an effective way to approach your GP to request the Pathology test. It can be edited to your liking and you do not have to use it if you would prefer to have a conversation with your Doctor instead.

Functional Pathology

We have already touched on the most common hormones in earlier weeks, but here’s a quick refresher

Urinary or Salivary Hormones Tests

If you are specifically looking to improve fertility health and struggling to conceive than this may be a very valuable investigation to undertake.

A blood test of your serum hormone levels will only show half the picture, if that. Keep in mind there are many many different forms of Oestrogen, not just Oestradiol (E2) which they can check via a blood test. The other reason you are far better off investing money into something like the Dutch is because it also tests the way your body is metabolising and excreting these hormones, which of course provides heaps amount of info on how your body is working and which glands and organs actually need the most repair work. Of course when you undertake a holistic care managed plan like Balance Me, you don’t necessarily have to invest money into these tests, because with Balance Me, you are healing at a cellular level, encouraging the body to heal itself and find its own natural balance, as opposed to just treatment symptoms.

We Recommend: Precision Analytical Dutch Complete

Adrenal Hormones

Again, it’s a similar sort of story, you can have your GP test your serum (blood) cortisol levels in the morning, but to get a proper understanding of what is actually normal, we need to assess the changing levels of cortisol throughout the day and the values are of no use if we are not also assessing other adrenal hormones such as DHEA and the metabolites, which indicates exactly how your body is coping with stress.

We Recommend: Precision Analytical Dutch Adrenal

 

MTHFR Gene mutation

A gene mutation of the MTHFR enzymes dramatically effects the rate our body methylates, a process which occurs in every single cell of the body and is widely associated with cellular replication, DNA health, blood clotting, detoxification, emotional wellbeing, preconception care, pregnancy health and the immune system.  Such factors also affect our ability to maintain balanced hormones, so in the presence of an MTHFR gene mutation which is becoming more and more common due to natural evolutionary factors, it is imperative that the defect is supported with a specific MTHFR protocol.

We Recommend Australian Clinical Labs (previously Healthscope Pathology)

This test is available as a blood sample or a saliva test. Take the referral form into any Healthscope pathology lab for a blood sample or ring and order a test kit direct from Australian Clinical Labs, who will post a kit for collecting a saliva sample.

Pyroluria Test

This is a urinary test to check for elevated Kryptopyrolle molecules, a neurotoxic molecule which should be excreted daily, however in those with Pyrolle Disorder, they build up in the system leading to anxiety, irritability, depression, compromised immunity and many more symptoms. For women it can feel like you have severe PMS, all month long, so I highly encourage those with anxiety and other mental, emotional discomfort to investigate this test.

You can download referral forms for all of these functional pathology tests here.

Please note. Your results will be forwarded to you for FREE and the cost of these tests go directly to the Laboratory which process your report. Moment 4 Life Health & Living do offer private skype consultations by which you can chat to a qualified practitioner to discuss your results for a consultation fee, which also qualifies for private health rebates should you be covered for extra with your private health insurance policy.

Functional Pathology Request Form – MTHFR

From the Functional Pathology Request form select: MTHFR gene test.

Functional Pathology Request Form for Pyrroles Disorder

Summary

We will be going over exactly how to interpret your results and the ideal reference ranges in week, so try and have your test done as soon as possible to ensure you have them ready to go as we cover the content. 

As a general rule, general pathology will only take 3-5 days to be returned to your GP, where as Functional pathology can take 2-3 weeks.

Undertaking the most appropriate tests is the first part of feeling better, because unless we understand exactly what we are dealing with, it can be difficult to implement a specific treatment protocol. These tests will rule out anything more sinister other than general systemic hormonal dysfunction.

Out of the functional pathology suggestions we don’t adamantly recommend each and every one of these tests, it’s important to choose the investigations which you feel are most specifically indicated for your individual symptom presentation, if you are unsure, reach out to your mentor within the Facebook support group or in the Live Q & A sessions.

REPAIR YOUR DIGESTION

Now that your insides are squeaky clean from the ClearME & KleanseME, we need to add the finishing touches to ensure your digestive system is working properly! It’s kinda like we just need to turn on the tap and get those digestive secretions flowing! This is a 3 step process designed to kick start the digestive system ready for stage 2 of Balance Me.

When to perform this protocol

In the final week of stage 1 (week 4), ideally for 7 days straight just do you best though.

Step 1: Morning Celery Juice

Here’s the good news

Celery juice is amazing! This bad boy will rebuild your stomachs supply of hydrochloric acid and strengthen the digestive system. Don’t try and get fancy and add other ingredients, I’m sure it will be tempting as I know your celery shot ain’t easy to swallow, but if you dilute it with other juiced veggies or fruits, it changes the naturally occurring sodium content of the celery which is the special secret ingredients to fixing digestion.

Directions

Using a cold pressed juicer (ideally, as these extract the most nutrients without damaging the nutrients through heat) juice:

  • ½ a bunch of celery, stalk, stem and leaves

Ideal daily amount is 400ml

 

*yes you use the leaves if you are game, they are great for you, just taste a little bitter!

Drink it as fast or slow as you like.

 

Here’s the bad news, it doesn’t taste like roses, but I reckon you can handle it for the next week

Celery Juice

BENEFITS OF CELERY JUICE

  • Regenerates and stimulates the production of hydrochloric acid
  • Improves digestion and food breakdown
  • Alkalises the body
  • Heals the gut
  • Treats reflux

This beauty is the key to bringing back a key element of digestive function which may have shut up shop in y9ur body! Once you damage your body enough, through various forms of abuse be it too much alcohol, over use of medications like NSAIDS or proton pump inhibitors, a life time of stress or what ever, our Hydrochloric acid production can remain damaged for life, rendering you reliant on supplements like Hcl to help you actually split the minerals our of your food. Drinking Celery Juice every morning is the sure fire way to get the digestive juices flowing again and it’s pretty cheap and painless!

Step 2

Gut Soothe Blend

This is a lovely healing, nurturing herbal elixir which I recommend doing once a day, or twice if you quite like the taste of it! Take this approx. 30 mins after your Celery juice shot and it will support the stimulation of the digestive secretions and fasten the gut repair process.

Your herbal brew

1 flat tsp Dried fennel seeds

½ teaspoon Ginger powder

½ Lemon, Juices/squeezed

1 teaspoon Manuka Honey

*If you’re a morning tea kinda gal, you can add this or drink in addition to your green tea or BeautifulME slimming tea

Add all the ingredients to a mug of boiling water and let it step for a few minutes.

HINT: Yep its fine for these new protocols to replace the original morning routines from the stage 1 Eating plan.

The Final Bowel Flush

This week’s module ‘Clear’ is all about clearing out the bowel, clearing out the crap basically! So if you haven’t managed to get your head around the Enemas, then here’s another approach to bowel cleansing and clearing for you!

BENEFITS OF A BOWEL FLUSH

  • Dissolves built up ‘crap’ in your bowels – hardened plaque, undigested foods etc
  • Eliminates parasites & other ‘die off’ debri
  • Clears up your system, helps the body cleanse and purify your blood
  • Reduces pain
  • Contracts muscles in the digestive system
  • Forces toxins out of the colon
  • Provides Trace minerals into your system
  • Improve fat metabolism
  • Improves fat digestion
  • Improves skin health and minimize cystic acne
  • Prevents colon diseases such as Hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, toxic bowel, inflammatory bowel disease etc
  • Cleanses the remaining congestion within the digestive system following the Stage 1 digestive cleanse protocol

How to perform a Bowel Flush: Download the Protocol Here

How often should I flush my bowel?

Bowel flushing is another form of detoxification, so it should always be approached with respect. The process of eliminating toxins and heavy metals from your system is serious business, it’s seriously important and the sooner you start doing it the sooner your system can start to actually heal and function optimally, but it does take some hard work on behalf of your liver and elimination organs and channels. You NEED to be supporting your body while doing any form of cleansing with plenty of rest, lots of healthy plant foods, superfoods, water and space for yourself to release emotionally also. That’s right when we detox physically, you are bound to get an add on emotional cleansing effect too, if you are open and just go with it, you will release negative thoughts, emotions and sometimes even some big beliefs, this is a great thing, but can make us feel a little shakey!

Flush Frequency

If you have never done any form of detoxing in the past or not for awhile, an initial period of 2-3 per week would be great, as they will really kick start the release of many years of built up toxins, but ongoing we really only recommend this form of bowel cleansing once per fortnight as the use of the Salt water is quite full on. You run the risk of losing too many valuable electrolytes and dehydrating yourself when you are working with salt water, so to prevent this ensure you drink plenty of natural electrolytes like coconut water following, as well as plenty of water in the lead up to the flush.

Post KleanseME

Now that you have finished KleanseME (the anti-parasitic herbal blend) its time to start cleaning up the lining of the GIT. Last week we learnt about the role of Leaky gut in regards to achieving good health, so this week we are implementing ‘soothing, healing, repairing’ functional super foods to assist with the healing of the gut.

These functional foods include:

Aloe vera juice or gel

Manuka honey

Organic Colostrum

Turmeric

Slippery Elm

Organic Bone Broth

Healing Digestive Tonic

Anti-Inflammatory Gut Soothing Therapy

There are 2 versions of this therapy, a warm beverage and a cold juice. The idea is to implement either of the 2 as much as possible, ideally once per day after the initial bacterial balancing protocol and digestive flush which you carried out with the KleanseME and ClearME products.

Suggested Dose:

Enjoy 1 -2 drinks of either of the Cold or Warm formula’s each day

Recipe

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY Gut Healing Tonic – WARM

1 tsp of organic Turmeric powder

1 tsp of Manuka honey

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp of Cinnamon powder

1 cup of boiling water

Freshly squeezed lemon juice

Prepare like a normal cup of tea, allow to steep in the boiling water for 5 minutes then drain off the residue and discard or simply drink around the sediment.

 

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY Gut Healing Tonic – COLD

Using a cold pressed Juicer juice all of the following ingredients then combine with

3 Organic Carrots

1 apple

1 Fresh Turmeric Root

1 inch squared sized piece of Fresh Ginger Root

1 whole Lemon (including peel)

1 cup of Coconut Water

Candida Treatment Protocol

Signs you could have a Candida Yeast overgrowth within your body

  • Skin and nail fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot or toenail fungus
  • Feeling tired and worn down, or suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
  • Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis, scleroderma, or multiple sclerosis
  • Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD, and brain fog
  • Skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
  • Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
  • Vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, rectal itching, or vaginal itching
  • Severe seasonal allergies or itchy ears
  • Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings

4 Week Candida Blitz Protocol

Metagenics: Ultra flora SB Dysbiosis, 1 capsule morning and night, before food

Abstinence of Alcohol for 4 weeks

Abstinence of refined sugar for 4 weeks

1-2 Garlic Enemas per week for 4 weeks

Take 1 clove of garlic by mouth daily, after a mouth. Garlic should be raw, crushed.

Continue to eat fruit, but no more than 2 pieces per day. Follow the Balance Me, stage 2 Eating plan (which will be available in Week 5)

See you next week – Where we prepare your body to Cleanse!

Week 4 Checklist

Have you watched all of your Videos?

Have you started Enemas?

Have you finished all of your stage 1 Supplements? (KleanseME & ClearME)

Have your regenerated your digestive secretions with the Celery Juice?

Have you done a Bowel Flush?