So your facing menopause, overweight, in pain, have an injury the list can go on for women in their 50's.
Going through change with the body doesn't mean it has to be a hard and depressing time, you can turn it around in a flash, but it helps to have a coach, someone that can come from a passionate place and help you through this time of your life, so you can come out the other side, stronger, healthier, balanced and happier.
Oestrogen progesterone imbalance is becoming more responsible for many health issues in today's world. Too much oestrogen or excess is becoming an increasingly common problem, with men and women.
There are many reasons why women have excess. And I am sure you all know eating habits, stress, self hate, overweight are contributors along with excess oestrogen. But where do you start? The best place is to start with someone you trust and from a holistic level that works.
Here some facts on oestrogen.
What causes excess oestrogen
After working with many women bring their bodies back into balance and harmony, and the study of the human body it is prevalent today around the theory of why your body has excess oestrogen.
Factors contributing oestrogen excess is our intake of influence from substances that act in a similar way to oestrogen.
Some plants provide us with phytoestrogens. But the most noted are soybean and linseed's. Research gives us evidence today eating phytorstogens and in particular soy products can contribute to hormonal disease. I am not talking about the small amount of soy you have in your Chai Tea, but the awareness to soybean is being used in many processed foods, and often over consumed without you even realising.
There are many chemicals in our environment today that have been recognised as endocrine disruptor's, particularly in pesticides. Including skin care and beauty products contain this substance called phthalates, which has a blocking effect on many hormones.
Low levels of dietary fibre and high levels of saturated fat can also contribute as a negative effect to your oestrogen levels.
On our programs we teach you to increase fibre, adapt new eating habits, exercise and relaxation/meditation and mindset exercise that are all relevant to turning your body around and bringing it back into harmony and balance. The payoff is, generally our members lose weight, feel more energised, happier, and live with less pain if any.
We are not talking about a diet, our programs inspire you to make lifestyle change that is exciting, enjoyable and something you can maintain for the rest of your life.
Now wouldn't that be a nice thought to live into your 100th years, so you can see your children's children grow up and possible meet their children and with no pain. It is possible and it is possible to go through the change of life in a positive supportive and nurturing way.
Janice one of our recent members who came to me 14 kg overweight and in pain with her hip. She was booked in for her operation and her pain was a 10/10 very high, by week 3 it dropped down to 3. Her energy was low 3/10 and but the time we finished her energy was a 10/10.
Janice embraced this lifestyle and her words were 'If I can do this anyone can' 'I want to inspire other women in their 50's it is possible to get your body back in shape and in balance, be happy and energised, have some fun with the recipes along the way!'
Janice embraced the recipes and was really excited on her journey sharing with her friends and family even her daughter is now doing what she did. If we can inspire our children and be role models in life, now that is making a difference to our future women and world.
Read on for the inspiring Janice Story...
Hi my name is Janice 56 years old, married, mother of two, and grandmother of five beautiful girls.
Always slim full of energy on the go all the time, then got to 50 was still good for about a year. Then things went down hill, lethargic, tired, menopause I'm thinking although was still having a period up until 55.
Things do change for women, we don't take time for ourselves, I didn't have the empty nest syndrome, my daughter had my first granddaughter at 18, and she was young just left school. I felt she needed to work so Nana to the rescue. I looked after Sophie more or less full time while she worked. She married had another two children still working and Nana now got three of them to look after, not full time but very involved which I loved and still do.
The other thing my husband of 34 years has worked away all our married life, so on top of all my (home duties) I also had to organize everything else around the home, gardens, pool, cars, whatever had to be done. I don't say this with complaint, it was just how things were and still are. We do have a lovely life because of all his hard work, wait I have also worked most of our life, only finishing four years ago.
Now that you have a snippet of how busy things can be, where was the time for me, I always loved exercise, so joined the gym. Went good for a while saw results inches not weight
I then started with aches and pains, thinking to myself don't recover like I used to from exercise I decided a trip to doctors was due had a checkup and some blood tests, everything good, well why do I feel like I do, tired, sore, not sleeping, menopause. I also had x-rays because of a sore hip osteoarthritis. Great but at least I knew why my hip was sore. I decided time to stop gym as much as I loved it pain wasn't worth it a couple of classes and the rest of the week I was in agony.
My diet wasn't bad I ate pretty good, I love cooking and cooked healthy meals, so weight where did that come from, wine loved a glass of wine or two.
I knew I had to do something to make myself feel better, I thought you don't just get to this age and that's it you get old. I did not want to hear that or believe it either.
I was due to go on a months holiday, family wedding included in that month.
Went shopping bought the dress jacket new shoes felt great, all ready bought them about three months before. I put the dress on just to check it was okay and it was tight, went out bought the knickers to pull the tummy in thought that's all I can do.
That was it I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING !!!
I had met Nicky in Karratha a few years earlier and was very impressed with her energy and passion for yoga and her health. We had kept in touch, so I sent her an email and said sign me up for the week I get back from holidays. My mind was set I was going to commit to her programmed, and change how I felt.
Well what can I say what a transformation in four weeks, first thing pain was nothing like it had been, energy levels were up, I could keep busy all day and not feel down or tired. I realize I had been poisoning my body with some of the foods I ate and the alcohol.
I am now on week 5 and I can't believe how different I feel. I fully intend to strict with this lifestyle as I had tried different diets pills and potions but this works and just makes you feel so good. I am sure the eating raw foods has helped with my pain and inflammation. I haven't been exercising or doing yoga just really focused on what I was eating. I am going back to yoga this week as I am not in pain and feel I can get back into exercise.
Thanks again Nicky
Janice WA May 2014
I would like to take this time to congratulate Janice for making these changes to her body and life. Thank you for sharing your story, we appreciate it as many women I know will relate to your story.