Where To Start To Create An Online Course - Naturopath Business Mentor

Where To Start To Create An Online Course

Where To Start To Create Your Online Course - Naturopath Business Mentor

Key Points on Where To Start To Create An Online Course:

  • Take your clients on a ‘journey’.
  • Signature System – You know the steps and the time it takes to resolve the issue.
  • Finding your Signature System – Reflect on your own life: How you identify the issue and then the steps you take to resolve it – The process you use.

 

Redefine your medicine

Tools to help you discover your medicine

Vitamins and Minerals checklist to take you from Fatigued to Vitality

Let’s take a look at everything you’re eating, drinking and thinking. Your choices are either for your health or against your health.

The things you have been choosing may possibly be against your health, and I want to share with you the knowledge and tools so, you can choose for your health.

One way in which we feed our adrenals and our cortisol is through the mind, body and spirit.

One tool that can really calm your mind is a gratitude journal. It’s as simple as writing down three things that you are grateful for each day. I do realise that on particularly stressful or fatigued days it can be difficult to cast your mind through the things that you may be grateful for, but please persist. I love my gratitude journal and I now do it every night before I go to bed.

One of the other tools I recommend is meditation and the practice of calming your mind. I find it best to do this in the morning. Think of it like this, you head to the shower to wash your body so why not ‘wash’ your mind as well? The first thing I do before I get out of bed – unless my littlest gets me up first of course – is to listen to a 15-minute meditation through an app on my smartphone.

One of my favourites is Discovering Your Worthiness by Lisa Nichols, which is accessible through the free app, Omvana. There is quite a selection available now, so give it a try.

So think about giving meditation a go, or find some techniques to calm your mind – even if it’s just being mindful while enjoying a nice cup of tea.

 

Now we move on to your body.

Think about the following questions for a moment:

  • How have you enjoyed moving your body?
  • What are the things you’re going to incorporate moving forward?
  • Have you noticed any symptoms or reactions when you’ve had dairy or sugar?
  • Are you more in tune with your fatigue patterns?

You should continue to develop an awareness across your whole body and incorporate any changes or improvements into your action plan.

Also take note of other things you can try that will benefit your body. Perhaps it’s dry skin brushing to get your blood circulating? Or maybe there are some physical activities you would like to try?

I continue to find a multitude of different ways to move my body. I’ve been dancing with my kids more than I usually would, and I’m trying helicopter piloting which exercises both my body and my mind. Of course we are not all made for flying, some of my clients have tried Zumba, spin class, stand up paddle board, line dancing, pilates, and even walks at the beach or mountains.

 

Now we move to your spirit.

What are the things you’ve noticed about how your spirit, your liveliness and your ‘being-ness’– how you’re being in the world. Really take stock on that. Take a look at your highest priorities, your desired feelings that fire in your belly that makes you excited about the future.

What you have found works for you?

This won’t be the same as everybody else, there’s no right or wrong answer. Don’t censor what you say, or what your lessons or insights have been. Everything that you have learned, and everything that you’ve done, or haven’t done is exactly how it’s meant to be for that moment.

Everything you’ve done in the past, prior to this book, has all been because you had that information at hand that gave you the exact experience you needed for that moment. That exact experience gave you the lessons so that you could move forward and change what you needed to at the time.

 

Now we add some Vitamins and nutrients.

One of the questions I always get asked is, are all vitamins the same? The short answer is no. There’s a reason why some are cheap and others aren’t. The contents aren’t quite the same as the ones that are a little bit more expensive or found in practitioner-only brands. The difference is fivefold.

The first one is quality. The quality of your vitamins is based around the production. Where have they sourced the vitamins or minerals from? Is it a clean source? Is it a reputable source? Have they mixed it up with excipients?

The quantity of the vitamin is equally as important. This is all about the concentration or the therapeutic dose. Just like paracetamol, aspirin or any other medications, we’re going to be looking at the amounts that will be therapeutic for you to give you the effect that you’re looking for. Some people can take one paracetamol and feel the effect quite quickly. Others need to take more. This is based around the quantity of paracetamol that’s in that tablet. It’s the same for vitamins and nutrients.

The therapeutic dose for any given day may be two for vitamin B12 or B6. It’s about 50 to 100 milligrams. The problem then is to fit that into one tiny capsule. That means there’s going to have to be less of something else.

The next consideration is absorption. Absorption is your ability to get the vitamin into your cells and it’s based around how the vitamin or mineral is attached to another molecule that’s going to absorb into a cell membrane. Some of these have to fight against each other, or need active transports, or need a whole bunch of other processes to happen so that they are absorbed. Others just soak in straightaway.

Biochemistry can be a bit of a minefield and although I am completely simplifying, generally on the bottle you are best to look for the suffix – amino acid chelate, orotate, citrate, sulfate and then last of all oxide. When you are looking at minerals this will usually help you find the more bioavailable.

The next thing to consider when you’re looking at vitamins is the availability. The availability is based on how your body is functioning compared to that vitamin or mineral supplement. Availability is also based on whether or not that supplement is enterically coated. Enterically coated means there is a special coating over the tablet so it is ‘easier on your stomach’. It takes a lot of effort for your body to pull a tablet apart and get to the active ingredient that’s on the inside. Depending on the vitamin or mineral, you’re better off having it enterically coated so it goes through the stomach and then, when it’s in the bowels, completes its action. A lot of variables come into consideration when you’re considering the availability of nutrients.

One of those variables is your gut and how it’s functioning. Your gut is where you have the conversion of certain vitamins and minerals. Vitamin B12, for instance, converts into its active form along your gut lining. If your gut lining is not working properly, or if you’ve got a history of IBS or anxiety, then chances are you’re not converting B12 either. The 7 day detox protocol outlines the best gut healing or find more details on page 152 for Freedom from Fatigue.

Another variable focuses on the concept of rest and digest vs fight or flight. The more stressed we get, the less likely it is that we absorb those nutrients.

The last consideration is efficacy, or how useful that vitamin has been for other people. It focuses on how efficient it is at getting those vitamins and nutrients into your body by the time you have digested it.

So quality, quantity, absorption, availability and efficacy are essential in choosing a supplement. But how do you read a supplement’s ingredient panel to find these out?

Let’s say I have a need for magnesium. The first word on the ingredients panel is magnesium. The second word is its form, which can hint at its absorption rate. There are multiple forms that nutrients can come in. We have orotate, which is highly absorbed, quite quickly. Diglycinate is also soaked straight into the cells, especially if you’re moving. Amino acid chelate is also a fantastic form.

But there are less absorbable forms too: sulfate, oxide, carbonate and citrate. Oxide could be considered to be rust. In fact, iron oxide is rust. Therefore oxide isn’t going to be the most beneficial form to have because your body is going to have to deal with the oxidation from that. Carbonate is chalk, so if you have magnesium carbonate then you’re not actually absorbing much magnesium.

So, if you’re looking at the back of your vitamin or mineral supplement and finding those less absorbable forms on there, you’re better off finding a new supplement that’s actually going to give you the therapeutic effect.

The next thing that you’ll notice on the ingredients panel is the quantity. For instance, the registered amount for zinc is around 25 milligrams, which is going to make you feel like you’re bursting with energy. It’s also going to give you healthy immunity, skin, happy hormones and a host of other things that it’s used for. Zinc also has a role in holding your mucous membrane integrity together. If you have a normal level of zinc, then you will want the therapeutic dose. If you take more than 25 milligrams you might experience stomach irritation and feel a bit nauseous. If you have less than that therapeutic dose then you’re not really going to get the effect of the zinc.

Side note: the therapeutic amount of magnesium for most conditions like restless legs, cramping in your legs or feet, headaches, not being able to rebound after exercise, sleeplessness and other tense or jerky issues with your muscles is about 300 milligrams.

Despite all the discussions on supplements, do not forget vitamins and minerals are available in your foods too! If you keep all of your vitamins and mineral levels up and your stressors low, then you should be able to get them through your food with perhaps a couple of top-ups during the year. Your body can remain in balance and look after itself given the right environment.

Beta-carotene is one of those affected by light as well. Interestingly, it’s one of the reasons that root vegetables grow underground. This is another reason why it is always best to purchase your fruits and vegetables from your local markets.

 

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Get ready to add them to your shopping list, enjoy.

 

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10 adrenal fatigue symptoms you need to watch out for

Have you been feeling tired all the time and wondering why? Check out the list of following symptoms that you might be experiencing ….

  1. Waking feeling unrefreshed
  2. Having a lull in your energy in the afternoon, particularly about 2 to 4pm
  3. Craving sugar
  4. Needing caffeine to start or get through the day
  5. Craving carbs
  6. Feeling like you are a night owl
  7. Brain fog, cant concentrate
  8. Difficulty remembering things
  9. Hair falling out
  10. Feeling like you don’t have time to be sick, but when you are you come crashing down

7 Adrenal fatigue causes

More and more business women who come to my clinic are experiencing adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue is a level of fatigue and lethargy that can’t be shaken. Adrenal glands are little sponge like glands on top of your kidneys, that release adrenaline whenever you perceive stress, be it physical, emotional or mental stress.
The 7 most common causes of adrenal fatigue I see in clinic are:
1.     Major life events – marriage, breakups, pregnancy, divorce, death
2.     Chronic illness- Cancer, auto-immunity
3.     Viral infections- Glandular fever, Ross river, Barmah forrest
4.     Work pressure
5.     Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
6.     Protein deficiency
7.     Busy-ness
These are generally not singular causes, a combination of any of the above can start adrenal fatigue. Which ones do you tick the boxes for?

10 ways entrepreneurs can beat adrenal fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a particular type of fatigue that is generally followed by an extended period of stress.  It’s a feeling of getting up “un-refreshed in the morning, of having a lull somewhere around 2 to 4 in the afternoon and hitting a wall at night.

This happens because your adrenal glands release a chemical called Cortisol to help your body get through the stress. There are some amazing scientifically proven ways to nourish your cortisol and treat your adrenal fatigue.

  1. Get out in nature – 20 minutes a day is all it takes- get out there for lunch!
  2. Lay flat 15-20 min – especially effective when you are most tired. That’s why Google have nap pods. You could do this for a sleep in on the weekends.
  3. Gentle non competitive movement.  – This means not competing with yourself or others. Try just being consistent
  4. Yoga – calms the cortisol
  5. Drink water – 33ml per kg of body weight to be precise
  6. Himylayan rock salt – full of adrenal loving minerals
  7. Doing things that bring you joy – endorphins help calm cortisol
  8. Gratitude – stress cant exist in the presence of it, so what are you grateful for today?
  9. Vitamins like B’s, C and Zinc – all adrenal nourishing
  10. Root vegetables – to keep you grounded

These are all things scientifically found to nourish your adrenals. Which one will you take into your daily life?

Keeping bright in- flight

Jetsetting from conference, to client, to holidays, and back again can be heaps of fun, but can also takes its toll on your body.

There are a number of physical insults in the air that you may not even be aware of.

There is radiation as your are travelling that much closer to the atmosphere, there is internal air conditioning which can be incredibly dehydrating, there is air pressure changes, there is stagnation in your blood vessels from sitting still,  and there is the fatigue of the travel itself.

Naturally there are a number of really easy things to do to ensure you stay Bright in-flight and beyond.

  1. Stay Hydrated – drinking sufficient water before you fly will help keep your energy up and your skin sparkling after you touchdown. If you have to indulge during the flight, make sure you have a drink of water after every alcoholic beverage.
  2. Magnesium – this is one of the essential salts required to ward off cramps, look after blood vessels and build neurotransmitters to keep your mind alert and balanced. You can find it in banana’s and chia seeds or you can get it in supplement form.
  3. Anti-oxidants – Oxidative stress occurs in cells in the presence of radiation. Flying at 30,000 feet our human bodies are that much closer to the suns radiation this causes an increase in free radical damage. Antioxidants are the perfect way to ‘soak’ up these free radicals. You can find them in berries, green tea, turmeric and green leafy vegetables.
  4. Limiting high sugars and caffine and alcohol – These are all dehydrating and the process of sitting contained in a pressurised metal contain with air conditioning compounds the effect. These also take a lot of energy for your body to metabolise, so if you want to turn up to your next event sparkly and not fatigued, limiting these would be the best option.
  5. Moisturise – rose water mist is a refreshing and hydrating mist i don’t leave home without, the spritz allows my skin to feel plump and bright when i arrive. You can also use vitamin E, coconut oil, argan oil as other natural options.
  6. Travel sickness- ginger, mint. These two incredible herbs help calm the tummy and the mind, Most airlines also have these as tea’s in flight and can serve to calm the mind gut connection and to hydrate. Win, win.