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Keto Diet Secrets You Need to Know!

KETO DIET SECRETS YOU NEED TO KNOW GRASSES OF LIFE

Never Thought I’d do the Keto Diet! The Secrets I’ve Learned!

Scott Collins Naturopath

Don’t you just feel like rolling your eyes back when someone starts talking about diets. So not being one for promoting diets or jumping on fads, in late 2019 I decided to give Keto a crack. Now in my 50th year, I have found that stubborn belly fat was becoming a little hard to shift, so I decided to do the Ketogenic.  As you get older, you learn to never say never, as I was pretty surprised saying yes to a diet.

In principal the Keto Diet is a high fat, moderate protein and low carbohydrate diet. The reason I looked at keto was because what I was doing wasn’t working. I was eating a whole lot of grains and these “So-Called Wholefoods” were ending up on my belly. I was drowning in carbs especially grains. What I found that these grains were spiking my insulin

What surprised me was how easy it was to transition from a diet significantly made up of grains to one that is virtually nil. So all I had to do was kick the grains and increase my good fats and make sure that I had enough protein and low carb veggies (ie no sweet potato, pumpkin, and potato).  It was fascinating to see how quickly the weight around my middle started shifting and I also noticed body was looking stronger too.

Just as Intriguing I wasn’t doing that much more exercise and yet the keto diet was working. OMG, I wish had done this so much sooner. Grains? Yep, grains where contributing to my abdominal fat and boy did I love grains. (We’ll talk about grains in more detail another time). For now, sticking to a low carb no grain program was working.

I had reached a point that I noticed I had plateaued, so began the search for more answers. And what I am about to tell is you is a “DOH” kind of moment. After doing more research what I found that the grains/carbs helped my body to retain water.

During the diet my urine started to become a darker colour, which is typically a sign of dehydration. Yet, I was drinking water! From the research I found that the no grains / keto diet I was doing was contributing to me losing water and fast. When you burn fat, the body needs a lot more water, requiring 2.5litres minimum per day. Keeping an eye on water intake is essential if you’re doing a keto diet!  So I started to up the water. S

The signs of dehydration on a keto diet may appear as dizziness, flu-like, fatigue, dark urine and nausea.

If you are feeling horrible on a keto diet it could that you need more salts.  Salt is as critical as water. If you are losing water, you’re also losing salts (minerals). On a restricted keto diet, you may not be consuming enough salt and this can have an impact on how you feel.  According to Australian Government daily salt requirements are approximately 2000mg per day. So you could need more if you’re exercising and sweating losing electrolyte salts.

One trick is to add lake salt or minerals into your water whilst on a keto diet. Minerals like magnesium and potassium can also be affected. You may need to add a broad-spectrum mineral supplement as another consideration. It’s easy to get distracted when it comes to calculating water intake so find a 600ml-1000ml bottle so you can work out how much you have consumed each day. Just add minerals or salts to the bottle water and now you can calculate salts and water consumption.

Black Minerals and Keto Diet Secrets from Grasses of Life (1)

Heavy Metal Detoxification

OMG You Won’t Believe What Came Out of Me!

It was the biggest SHOCK Ever, considering I live a very healthy life, I don’t drink, I don’t Smoke, and rarely eat processed foods. A friend of mine suggested I do a detox foot bath. Now I have to tell you that I thought these foot bath detox things were just a load of phooehy.

You just wait and see the photo I took, and just check out the toxic crap that came out of my body (check out the photo below). What really hit the nail on the head for me was the smell. I could smell a putrid metallic aroma coming from the detox bath and it was nasty.

What does spark my curiosity is if I am living a clean eating healthy life, and this is what came out of me. What are the rest of you going to be like! I couldn’t believe the science experiment that was growing in the water, it was simply unbelievable.

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(the photo is not of the heavy metal detection technology)

I have always been somewhat skeptical of these footbath doodads, and speaking to my friends about their technology I have to say I am impressed and a little freaked out. They have sent previous samples off to the lab for analysis to see what was actually in the black soup. The lab results were to say the least terrifying! Can you imagine what may be hidden beneath the surface after a life time of poor habits! It really is quite concerning.

The reality is that with continued industrialization, environmental toxicity is only going to continue to get worse. My clients will often ask “Where Did This Come From”. The truth I feel it’s practically everywhere we turn. Just look around your home, cosmetics, personal care products, laundry products, garden sprays, fertilizers, carpet sprays, insect sprays and also paints and other hardware products.

Being proactive in your choices is now a must. What products you consume may impact your health.

So Where to From Here? I hope I have your attention right now! I hope I can inspire you, to take action and start to pay attention to the world you live in. E.g. What is it that you bring into your home, what is it that you consume and what do you put onto your body! Are the really SAFE! Are They going to support your health and wellbeing.

What will it take for you to Act?

Take the FREE Health Accelerator Profile to see if you’re ready to create change!

OR if you are ready, Oligoscan is waiting, the New State of the Art French Technology will assess you for Heavy Metal Toxicity. Make a Booking and Change Your Life!

Unlocking Autism

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Is Autism really a disease or could it be a cry for help?

Autism was unheard of when I was growing up in the 70’s, for that matter I don’t even recall seeing any kids with Asthma either. More recently we now we see epidemic proportions of kids with varying degrees of ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism.

The Question Is Why?

I feel that the answer lies in the world that we have created for ourselves. Just take a walk down memory lane and think back to your own childhood. Our world was significantly different in many ways – Social and Political Landscapes, Chemical/Environmental Landscapes, the Food Supply Chain and Food Quality, Digital Technologies, Electromagnetic Smog, as well as Vaccination Programs. The bottom line is that the human body is dealing with so much more than it has than any other time in history.

Just think about how the combined impact of the factors listed above may impact human health. The stats are quite clear we have rising levels of almost every type of health condition in western countries. Simply put it means that we have overwhelmingly increased levels of stressors in all areas of life.

A stressor can be defined as:

  • Emotional
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Physical
  • Chemical (Direct and Indirect Exposure)
  • Food
  • Biochemical / Genetic Factors
  • Modern Medicines
  • Radiation (Sun, Medical Devices)

You may have realized by now that this is a multifactorial problem. That’s why I believe Autism is a cry for help in many ways. It’s a wakeup call in fact. You could say that we have created the problem and yet at the same it’s like a burning beacon signalling us to all consider change and look at the world we live in.

Stress & Toxicity

One of the hypotheses in vogue at present is “Neuro-Inflammation”. This is a disturbance in brain chemicals that causes inflammation in the neurons (nerves). As a parent or carer it is crucial to be aware of acerbating factors that may heighten or trigger Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms. You can make a huge difference through being proactive in your awareness around foods and environmental toxins.

It’s also important to reduce emotional stress especially when it comes to making changes. It may be necessary to ensure that you have a nutritional and gut health strategy in place to support change. If the nutrient strategy is in place first this may help reduce the trauma associated with change.

Moving Forward – The Natural Approach to Learning and Behavioral Disorders

Our treatment aims are to identify problem areas and develop a customized treatment plan. (See considerations below)Every patient is different and each needs a specific program. The starting point to understanding a client’s needs is developed through a thorough investigation, alongside pathology testing. Treatment typically involves the whole family’s participation.

  • Nutritional Intervention (what specific supplements are required)
  • Dietary Analysis and Interventions (what foods are reactive?)
  • Food Testing
  • Pyrroles Testing
  • Stool Analysis (Microbial Profiling)
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity / Testing
  • Environmental Review
  • Immuno Factors (Viral and Bacterial)
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Neurochemical Production (over and under stimulation)
  • Stress Influences, Siblings, Family, School, Noise, Smells, Routine ect
  • Nervous System Support

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Anxiety – The Many Fears of Just One Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If I close my eyes, it only take s a second to be in a world that is colourful and wondrous, with my imagination I can create anything, music that inspires nations, verse that softens the toughest hearts and turn a canvas a visual feast for the eyes.

Have you ever stopped to marvel at how amazing the conscious mind really is? Our conscious minds are so incredible and so powerful that with a single thought we can experience the euphoria of love and in the next feel the pain of our deepest fears. The millisecond of a wayward thought is enough to set in play biochemical reactions that can negatively influence emotions and bring to the fore our deepest and darkest fears.

To live with anxiety can be like experiencing four seasons in a single day. The day starts with fine sunny weather, by afternoon the clouds have set in and by night it’s a raging storm. It’s the power of our mind coupled with irrational fears that allows anxiety to be powerful and appear so very real.

It’s my belief that our deepest fears come to bare when anxiety is charge. I mentioned in my last post about the significance of nutrients especially minerals. This is in essence one part of the success I have had dealing with my anxiety. My success with anxiety could be compared to learning a new sport, understanding the game as well as acquiring new skills and habits to succeed. While writting this post I walked through the things which I do each day to help manage my anxiety and I have called them the 7 Primary Foundations.

The 7 Primary Foundations:

1. Essential Nutrients and Trace Elements (Plant Based Vitamins and Minerals)

2. pH Balanced diet

3. Regular Exercise that Combines a Body Mind Connection

4. Regulation of Thoughts and Behavioral Triggers (Specific Brain Training)

5. Emotional Awareness (The Human Factor)

6. Evaluation of Environmental Factors

7. Working with a Coach / Practitioner

I also want to leave you with my perspective on how the conscious mind likes to play. I like to think of the conscious mind as if it were like a small child, that knows no differently until it’s shown how to act and what is the right way to behave. If you take anything from this article, YOU ARE IN COMMAND! Especially your conscious mind. I will share some more tips soon too.

This is not intended to be a Natural Cure for Anxiety but my perspective as a Naturopath coupled with my experiences. Like they say always consult a health professional before making changes.

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The MicroNutrient Connection to Mental Health!

I am going to share something with you all that I haven’t told many people at all! Throughout much of my adult life, I have suffered with Extreme Anxiety.

Most people wouldn’t even know it looking at me, as I just push through it and do what I have to do each day. I recall times when I would wake each morning hoping that the fear wasn’t there. I would wake and feel my body and think If can get to the shower I will be ok and then If I can get dressed I will be ok and if I can keep busy I will be ok.

It became a daily ritual that held me prisoner in my own life. The fear would send my mind into overdrive with irrational fears and BS thoughts. Can you imagine not being able to make a decision out of pure fear? It wasn’t rational and it wasn’t normal to live this way. I now see Anxiety very differently and know the courage and bravery it takes to function each day as it plays out.

The simple solution to my problem was right under my nose and it made a huge difference to my world. What was most obvious to me now was my Nutrient status in relation to my condition.

I soon noticed a connection to specific nutrients and my ability to take command of my conscious mind.

The bottom line….I was nutrient deficient, specifically in minerals and enough water. It wasn’t long before I found it beneficial to consume plant derived minerals daily. I started with specific colloidal elements and then added a rich source of plant derived minerals “I call it Liquid Crystal Minerals”, which I swear by, not just for anxiety for anyone living in this modern world.

The human body need minerals daily! We no longer believe that you can get enough from your diet. It’s time to top up the tank with a little extra help each day! Also known as SALTS, minerals have been used by many great healers of the past and as do many in more recent times.

Floramin is now what I use daily to help support my body’s micronutrient requirements. It is a blend of 30 000 year old peat and a combination of oceanic sea minerals. I just pop it into water daily with my greens. I can tell you that I know when I haven’t been watching my diet and supplementing properly. I become emotionally vulnerable and the Anxiety pops by to remind me who’s boss!.

So when the Anxiety does manifest, I quickly eat a nutritious meal and if on hand, drink lots of minerals minerals and more minerals.

Just one more tip: Anxiety is a form of stress, the result of increased stress is increased nutrient requirements. Stress not only requires more nutrients it also increases the excretion of valuable nutrients from the body. So don’t under estimate you nutritional needs, stress is everywhere, si it’s a great idea to top up the tank.

Next time I am going to write about how I stepped through the fears and started a process that is helping free me each day from the burdens of Anxiety and how I have started to take command of my conscious mind, in fact leadership of my entire life.

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