Weight Loss

  • Do you desire to be lean, attractive and have a good self image?
    Most people want that for themselves, but they don’t know how to get there.
  • Are you unable to stick to a diet plan or keep the weight off once you’ve lost it?
    Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
  • Do you feel you have other health issues that might be hindering your weight loss?
    You may be right.
  • Are you fed up with all the confusing diet information out there?
    It’s okay. You don’t have to crack open all the books. I’ve done the homework for you. That’s my job.

There is more to weight loss and maintenance than the debunked theory of taking in fewer calories than you expend. That theory doesn’t address the fact that physical and emotional issues can impact your metabolism and food cravings. Karen has carefully and meticulously researched a multitude of weight loss programs and has found several that she thinks are ideal. Together, we will find the weight loss program that works for you.

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Emotional Eating

A healthy body balance gives you an opportunity to tune into your body’s language and listen to what it is telling you. You can listen to both its physical and emotional messages by asking the right questions.

In dealing with the reasons for emotional eating, you must also address the biochemical impact those eating patterns have initiated. These biochemical “shifts” that take place can make your transition to healthy eating a challenge. These “shifts” can be very powerful in directing your choice of food even if you have your heart and mind on the appropriate path. Your body is always trying to keep you in balance even if it has to maintain an “out of health” balance to keep you functional. Once it has established this balance, it has a tantrum if you try to change. Knowing what “out of health” balance your body has arranged makes it possible, with the appropriate tools, for you to shift back to a healthy balance.

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Digestive Health

Did you know that 80 precent of all diseases begin in the digestive tract? ALL systems rely on our ability to break down and assimilate nutrients. That is why healing this tract is a priority. We use the Four R approach as a primary strategy.

The Four Rs stand for Remove, Re-inoculate, Replace and Repair. Used together, all of these help bring optimal health and body function.

Remove: Eliminate obstacles to healthy digestive function. Particularly, foods that could cause pain, inflammation, congestion or any other type of reaction would be taken away. Remove also means destroying and/or eliminating pathogenic bacteria, yeast or parasites.

Re-inoculate: Once the digestive obstacles are removed, the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is replenished with friendly bacteria such as acidophilus, lactobacillus and bifidobacterium.

Replace: Supportive elements of the digestive system such as enzymes, hydrochloric acid and gall bladder support are then replaced.

Repair: Proper nutritional support for the gastrointestinal lining will be added for repair which is made easier when supplements that stimulate growth and function of the intestinal mucosa are added.

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Cardiovascular Health

The strongest dietary predictor of heart disease, including cholesterol and hypertension, is SUGAR! Research supports the true influence on your cholesterol level is NOT cholesterol in your diet but instead:

  • Stress
  • Physical Activity
  • Obesity
  • Illness
  • Smoking
  • Genetics
  • Alcohol
  • Medication
  • Carbohydrates

50+ years of Research has shown:

  • Lowering blood cholesterol through diet is possible, yet research has shown that lowering your cholesterol has no beneficial effect on heart disease.
  • Low cholesterol levels, or methods used to attain them, increase incidence of other serious, life-threatening illnesses.

More research supports that low cholesterol makes you moody:

  • Depression and anger decline with a high fat diet but increase with a low fat, high carbohydrate diet.
  • Increased frequency and severity of depression and increased suicide rates are associated with a low cholesterol diet.

British Journal of Nutrition, Jan, 1998; 79 (1): 23-30

High blood pressure could be the result of an allergy, blood sugar imbalance, immune issue or something else you can change.

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Thyroid Health

I have learned why so many people suffer from thyroid symptoms, as a student of Dr. Datis Kharrazian, author of “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms”. Much is overlooked in the nutritional management of the thyroid. Therefore, much can be done to shift thyroid function when the mechanisms responsible for the malfunction are identified and corrected. As many as 80 percent of people with hypothyroidism have an auto-immune condition. Therefore, it is their immune system that needs correction, not simply medicating the thyroid.

There are 22 patterns of thyroid dysfunction, only one of which can be helped by thyroid hormones, if even then. Many People take thyroid hormones, yet still suffer from:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Constipation
  • Low libido
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness and anxiety
  • Heart palpitations or other symptoms

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Quality Sleep

We all know that air, water and food are immediate needs and your body requires sleep to grow, repair and regenerate. Most people require between 6-8 hours of quality sleep each night. Therefore, sleep deprivation (not getting enough sleep) can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, immune dysfunction and other health issues. Sleep difficulties are also closely associated with mood disorders, learning problems, memory issues and loss of creativity. Up to 90 percent of adults with depression are found to have sleep difficulties! It’s clear to see that getting enough sleep impacts the QUALITY of your waking life.

To put it simply, accumulating a sleep debt can cause mental, emotional, and physical fatigue. Many of us give up our needed hours of sleep to keep up with our fast-paced lives. I can help you filter through the numerous possibilities of your sleep deprivation, so you can experience a joy-filled life! I can help you find the cause of your sleep problems and correct them.

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Brain Chemistry

It is all in your head. Yes, it really is! What you think, what you tell yourself, what you allow to filter in as judgment or inspiration is all in your head. Therefore, your ability to perceive life as enjoyable is related to brain chemistry.

Most imbalances are due to stress, lack of exercise, less than optimal eating habits or genes. Other contributors include a particular belief pitfall:

  • Luck of the draw—Bad genes. Life circumstances.
  • My doctor manages my health—Doctors know best, that is where the responsibility lies.  My medication manages my symptoms.
  • Information Deficit/Overload—I know I should be making lifestyle changes and eating better, but I don’t know where to begin.  I’m confused with all the information out there!
  • Know and Can’t—I know what to do.  I’ve done it before and felt great, but I just can’t stick to it.

The good news is—You CAN change your health and mood with nutritional therapy. Through the strategic use of amino acids (constituents found in protein foods), you can first change the way you feel about life. Once you feel more uplifted and positive, it becomes easier to make other important lifestyle changes—getting enough sleep, exercise, prayer/meditation, and healthy eating.

Your brain has four messengers (neurotransmitters) that regulate your mood. You may recognize some of these mood regulating neurotransmitters—serotonin (our natural antidepressant), catecholamines (our natural stimulant), GABA (our natural tranquilizer), and endorphin (our natural pain killer). Each one of them needs a special diet of specific amino acids for fuel. By providing the correct amino acid in the proper formula and dose, you can begin to shift your mood in as quickly as 2 weeks. By fueling the correct brain messenger, you can manage anxiety, the blahs, oversensitive feelings, emotional eating and your cravings!

Through guided self-discovery, experience a more positive and joyous state of mind. Release your dependency on chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, or antidepressants in order to feel good.

If you’re ready to find your unique path for health and happiness

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