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FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

I hope that you all managed to get some time off in January to have a break. 
I took my children for picnics in the weekend’s around the Sounds and to Ruby Bay camping for a weekend.  It is great to get out in nature and unwind. 

 

I have been busy writing my book The Best of Both Worlds and also have had referrals of new clients who need to shed weight for surgery, or two get their blood pressure and cholesterol levels down.

That is why I have been using a nutritional programme along with Thermogenic Fat Loss which is a formulation targeted for the overweight which aids in the achievement of improved body composition and reduced health risk. 
Containing green tea, cocoa and the CH-19 Sweet cultivar of capsicum, this combination is designed to enhance therogenisis and the oxidation of body fat, with evidence for viscefal adipose - the fat that contributes for the greatest health risk. 
Green tea and cocoa may also possess the benefit of reducing appetite.

 

Herbs that may assist

  • Green Tea
  • Cocoa Seed Dry
  • Sweet capsicum fruit, dry
Key Applications
For overweight and obesity
: to increase thermogenisis
: to increase fat oxidation
: to improve body composition
: appetite regulation.
: emotional overeating

So, if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, liver problems and digestive disorders book an appointment on line and get your health back on track.

 

Vitamin D3


Vitamin D is widely known in its role in calcium homeostatic and maintenance of skeletal health, and in addition is becoming increasingly known to be crucial to many areas of health and chronic disease prevention. 

Activated vitamin D functions more as a hormone than a vitamin, with roles in immune modulation, insulin and thyroid hormone secretion, cell cycle regulation, cardiovascular function and the control of inflammation, due to its wide range of avtions , and the high prevalence of vitamin D3 deficiency, everyone should come in and get their vitamin D levels checked by me. 

Key actions
: regulate calcium absorption and homeostatis.
: promotes bone mineralisation
: Supports immune defense
: Promotes immune regulation
: Regulates heart muscle function
: Regulates cell cycles
: Regulates endocrine function
: insulin secretion
: thyroid hormone secretion.

Individuals at risk of vitamin D deficiency'

Those with poor bone mineral density/oesteoporosis
To reduce fracture
To reduce risk of fall in the elderly due to poor muscle strength
Chronic Disease
Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases
Multiple sclerosis
Cardiovascular disease risk
Hypertension
Diabetes mellitus
Cancer risk
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
So next time you are in for an appointment ask about having your vitamin D test done.
 

Bone Boosters


Keep your bones healthy and strong by throwing these foods into your diet.
 
1)  Eggs - eggs are packed with vitamin D which helps increase the absorption of calcium making your bones stronger.
2)  Onions - These flavors enhances contain a special peptide that helps prevent calcium being leached from bones.  Their levels of silicon may also help build new bone.
3) Pumpkin Seeds
Little Pumpkin Seeds are a great snack as they are high in magnesium which works with calcium to build strong bones'
4) Tomatoes
The lycopene that makers tomatoes red helps slow the breakdown of bone.
5) Plums are high in natural fiber called inulin which enhances calcium absorption and uptake keeping bones strong.   Prunes appear to help bone mass which may be due to their high calcium levels.

Nutrition plays an important part in our health and at the beginning of March I will be starting my Vegetarian Cooking Classes that are fun popular.

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASS


Starting at the beginning of March

Runs for four weeks and the cost is $140.00 for four Mondays which includes a delicious dinner around the table.  Learn new skills and learn what herbs to go in what dish.  Look at my web page www.juliasherbalhealth.co.nz for more information.

My garden has been full of delicious produce and here is my favorite lunch.
  • One zucchini spiraled into spaghetti strands with a plastic spiral from your kitchen shop. 
  • Place the spiraled zucchini in a bowl
  • In a saucepan add six chopped tomatoes
  • one red pepper chopped up
  • two cloves of garlic chopped up.
  • A bunch of fresh basil from my garden
  • one teaspoon herb yeast salt available on my web page or by coming into my clinic.
  • Chop tomatoes and pepper and place with garlic and herb yeast salt in a pot with a little olive oil and cook on gentle heat until the tomato and pepper are cooked. 
  • Remove from heat and place in a blender and blend to a sauce and pour over zucchini and then sprinkle on fresh basil and some parmesan cheese.

Chocolate mouse

  • One ripe avocado
  • One small cake Whitakers dark chocolate
  • Melt the dark chocolate in a double saucepan
  • Add to the blender with the melted chocolate.  Blend until smooth.
  • Place in small pots and place in the fridge to set.
  • Sprinkle over some toasted hazelnuts.
Happy munching

Don't forget to call in and get your multi vitamins and fish oils.

Best wishes
 
Julia
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