Allergies? YOU MAKE ME FAT!

Allergies? YOU MAKE ME FAT!

What could getting FAT, moodiness [might be as a result of getting fat], muffin tops, puffy ankles, and aching joints have to do with allergies?  Well, just about everything.  If you take your health seriously, and weight gain is an issue to you, pay attention to allergies!

In my younger days, I recall allergies being a sniffly nose or a bee sting going wrong.  These days, it is on a different level… Becoming aware of it in my personal life with a daughter who from age 2 weeks suffered from allergies.  Yes, her immune system was not the strongest for numerous reasons [ok, ok, it was totally my doing, elected Ceaser and not breastfeeding, etc. etc. etc – but this Mom was truly a duck out of water – my bad! I have learned a couple of things since then… thank goodness.] and for this reason, she ended up suffering till 9 years of age.  It started out nice and easy, constant check-ups with a doctor, antibiotics every year, sometimes a couple of times a year, then asthma pumps littered the house and my handbag/s. 

As time progressed, things got worse, her inactivity lead to weight gain and being bullied, and when she got sick it was 2 weeks of MAHEM… It didn’t stop there, strict instructions to teachers what she could and could not eat and limitations on running around, like any child should be able to do, based on her limited breathing ability and her allergic reaction to just about everything.  Then allergy testing was traumatic with scratch tests, yes, it was not going well.  I recall sitting up in bed at night holding her upright, tears streaming down my cheeks wondering “WHAT OH WHAT CAN I DO!!!???”  due to her not being able to breathe after a fun birthday party rolling around in the grass and having that one [chemically-laden-to-taste-better] sweet, too many, that ONCE AGAIN triggered her bodies immune response.  The good news is this, besides learning a heap full about good nourishment, I happily AND THANKFULLY  learned a heap full about good NATURAL supplementation too, within a month of MARCH 2016, I had her off all her medication and slowly building her immunity back up to what it should be.  From age 9 to now 12, her body has clawed its way back to ‘normality’.  We have not seen a doctor for allergies in 3 years, no antibiotics for illness come wintertime and a NORMAL amount of broccoli [sic] instead of nightly plates full and a daughter who is playing hockey and excelling at singing. Happier for sure – in fact NOW, I have a HEALTHY daughter once again.

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Get great natural supplementation to help your body function optimally!

But, that is not what this article is about – I couldn’t resist sharing my story as, after all, it was the foundation of me finding my BLISS in life-supporting, coaching and mentoring those with health and weight challenges.  You see, I may have got the first part horribly wrong for my daughter, but after that my intuition and inspired dissatisfaction with the status quo kicked in 150%. I realized that the chemicals I was pouring into her little body for the sake of science and medicine was doing more harm than good long term and I knew I HAD to change that.  I knew that it may be helping right now, but LONG TERM, what were the effects and what were the repercussions of not dealing with allergies going to do to her life quality?

So, let us have a look at how we get unhealthy and gain weight which could have EVERYTHING to do with that slight allergy you have suffered with and also why, if you are a Mom with a child who has a compromised immunity, that you know you CAN do something SOONER THAN LATER to assist a better quality of life.

I will list a couple of items but will be discussing weight gain in a bit more detail, but first I would like you to think about these in the following way, you may have relocated and one of these symptoms magically disappeared, or have gone on holiday and awarded your magically feeling better to being ‘away from the boss’.  If you have physically felt the difference, it may, in fact, be a hidden food allergy that has released its grip.  Now yes, there is a change of water or damp [or the lack of an infuriating boss] that can impact this as well, but sometimes just taking a look at what you eat my be suffice.

COMMON AILMENTS SURROUNDING FOOD ALLERGIES:

Water retention

Diarrhea

IBS

Bloatedness

Crohn’s disease

Abdominal discomfort

Joint Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis RA

Vomiting

Nausea

Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers

Itchy eyes and puffiness

Asthma

Aching Muscles

Itchy skin

Eczema

Headaches/migraine

Fatigue

Depression/anxiety

Hyperactivity

Runny nose

Mouth ulcers

Now THAT IS A LONG LIST!  And for me, these were all symptoms, and one of the primary causes, in my opinion, was a completely COMPROMISED DIGESTIVE TRACT.  That was my port of call for my daughter.  If I could get her digestive tract right, I could raise her immunity and address all these – exactly what we managed to do with good nourishment and supplementation.

But let us have a closer look at one of the nasties that take lodging and compromise your health when ALLERGIES are left unchecked.

WEIGHT GAIN [fat] AND THOSE PUFFY ANKLES

Seeing as I specialize in dealing with people in this industry – this is a primary concern and for once I cannot blame the fat on excessive sugar intake.  If by CHANCE your thighs are slapping together more than they should be and you have not necessarily made pizza your standard food intake, in fact, you are quite careful about what you eat and the exercise you get in, then an allergy may be your challenge.    Often the challenge here exists and starts in wheat.  This then starts causing the damage it generally does in your body which then may lead to further intolerances to for instance milk and eggs,  once the body starts breaking down due to an allergy making you its home, I have seen other ‘intolerances’ start popping up.  The problem, of course, is that our HIPS start POPPING TOO!!!

How does this work?  If you consistently have allergic reactions, you gain weight (I saw this in my daughter first hand).  What happens is when you have an allergic reaction, your body releases cytokines (little cutesy immune messengers) to deal with the allergy.  But these little cutesy makes you less responsive to insulin making your resistant to insulin increase, which of course is supposed to keep your blood sugar in balance…   Your immunity starts to struggle to fight off invaders the more allergic reactions you have… and the more it struggles the more JUNK is swirling around in your bodies’ bloodstream.  Of course, our bodies’ main concern is us, so it sends the junk to the liver to deal with [sounds like a hot potato pass and it is!!!].  Eventually, your liver ain’t happy, it’s overworked and underpaid and its capacity is reaching breaking point… if that is the case, your body, who is still loving you by the way, now dumps these toxins in YOUR FAT CELLS… oh dear… sounds like a good plan, but it ain’t.  The JUNKIER your fat cells become, the slower your LOVING BODY is able to metabolize the fat for energy use, result:  WE GET AND STAY FAT.

Then comes the wicked bestest mate who says “you JUST NEED TO EXERCISE MORE… [smiley face, smiley face]”. Arggghhhhh… Problem is, with toxicity overload you will experience massive lethargy and chronic fatigue… that ain’t gonna help any exercise routine AND may put your friendship at risk…

With this ALLERGY, comes water retention, a person can hold on to as much as 4,5kgs of extra ‘weight’ [ladies, noticed I did not say FAT!] in fluid retention. 

So here comes the WHAMMY, those [and yes, I know, you are a logical intelligent reader and you would NEVER THINK of doing something like this] who have been beguiled into taking a couple of tablets to drop 5kgs in a week… this is it – water weight (and possibly, most likely, ok, definitely a bit of muscle too!).

Back to the puffy ankles.  If you experience massive weight fluctuations in a 24 hour period, anything from 1.5kgs to 2.5kgs, have puffy eyes (yes those bags under the eyes) or puffy face, or do you need to loosen your belt after eating (without having overeaten)?  Ever felt both your ankles swell up, and fingers?   Possibly dry skin and dandruff?  This could have everything to do with allergies.   Of course, other related causes are blood sugar and kidney problems and excess sodium but chances are you will be able to see the causes by slowing improving how you eat.  Eliminate the CRITTERS that could be causing it and start EATING CLEAN.  Remove sugar, refined foods and possibly coffee [ouch, this one hurts me as I am a coffee fanatic, but it may be included when you have the health of your gut improved for those of you like me who cannot see life without it…].  Add healthy fruit and veg to your diet, including seeds, careful of gluten as there may be sensitivity on this one.  Focus in on good omega 3, try evade additional salt and make sure YES… that you GET WATER IN! Drink at least 2l of water a day, more if you are exercising.

Eliminate elements, then slowly incorporate after your gut is functioning 100%
Eliminate elements, then slowly incorporate after your gut is functioning 100%

Then, seriously look into high-quality supplementation,  I will happily point you to exactly that which I used for my daughters’ improvement and feel free to email me – I know the struggle with a toddler and what to do about it.  Then, if you are at a point where you cannot understand your weight gain and have eliminated the wrongs and added exercise like an athlete preparing for the Olympics, do look into this.  Address your gut first and foremost, keep the refined and processed foods out, that is, eat CLEAN, natural real food…include fermented foods.  Then SUPPLEMENT!  My children and I have a supplemented pre and probiotic EVERY DAY out of choice… not because we don’t want to eat real food but because sometimes we don’t ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT and need something to look after our billions of good gut bacteria, after all, THEY LOOK AFTER US!

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Do you know… Happiness is the new ROI?

Do you know… Happiness is the new ROI?

We all know the phrase; HAPPINESS is an INSIDE job?  And that phrase makes it sound simple right?

If however, you came from the era (that would be my era, like the ’80s), that required that you must “Put a smile on THAT dial!!” and “Do what needs to be done” then that inside job may not have been that easy.  But, I am extremely happy to move forward with time, that being said, I wholeheartedly support the fact that HAPPINESS is an inside job

Maybe one of my reasons for support for this is my understanding that our thoughts create things.  And if we want a MISERABLE life (which some say they don’t but do try to create it by the miserable thoughts they think), all we need to do is think about hardship and lack of.  But the opposite of this is true too!!  AND THAT IS EXCITING!  If you want an AWESOME life… well get to happy thoughts AND QUICK!

Like all things that are too good to be true in life, there is a catch…  scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have revealed that we do make our decisions have our thoughts subconsciously 6 to 7 seconds before acting them out.   This is where understanding the subconscious, in my opinion, is valid to our living our life of bliss and happiness, after all if happiness is the new ROI then surely we need to have a real in-depth friendship (BFF for the younger peeps) with our subconscious mind?

Happiness - the NEW ROI

LET US MAKE FRIENDS WITH OUR NEW SUREFIRE WAY TO HAPPINESS AS A ROI – OUR SUBCONSCIOUS

Every single day from the time you were born your subconscious has absorbed and integrated every parcel of information supplied by all your senses, you are truly a walking supercomputer with volumes of TB drives.   To most this information is unconscious, a world away, but with exceptional hypnotherapy, you could do magically in recalling the information you wish to.  And…. if that is the case, maybe you could also start influencing that information to create a happier happiness.

So why do we store all this ‘senseless‘ information?  We are at heart still neanderthal, with heightened senses they did not only hunt better, but they sensed danger and were prepared for anything that came their way.  It was indeed all about SURVIVAL.    In my opinion, we have such a supercomputer in store as our subconscious purely to keep us safe and secure.  To handle all the sensory information, to dice it up and serve it in good order for our conscious mind to ‘think‘ and know to the best of its ability, it has made the decision. 

These days, living in a ‘normal’ community, we have little need to go into fight or flight action, some do, but for me, that is not a concern.  So how do I make the best use of this sensory overload, how do I make my subconscious (who if you recall makes decisions before I even act on them) work FOR ME?  How do I ensure that my thoughts are happiest, that I indeed have a maximum ROI?

7 WAYS TO HAPPIEST HAPPY ROI AND A NEW BFF.

1. AFFIRMATIONS

This is a starting point for sure.  Now, generally speaking, I do find some affirmations make my conscious mind go

 “whahaahahahahahah NOOOOO WAYYYYYY!!!!!!”

so picking these beauties are important.  One of my favorite way of handling affirmations was promoted by Paula Llanguth Ryan, she works by pre wording the sentence with “I see myself…“.  This I found extremely powerful, sometimes what we want seems so far off that it is easier to believe it if you see yourself with it.  An example would be a normal affirmation is:

I am a perfect size and full of health and vibrancy.”

vs

I see myself at a perfect size and full of health and vibrancy.

If you are looking for affirmations, feel free to check out my Pinterest link for that – then edit the affirmations by adding “I see myself…”

2. GRATITUDE

My all-time favorite.  This is an undercover affirmation jam-packed with positive emotions.  If we find something new DAILY to be grateful for chances are we will start noticing a shift in our lives.  I prefer not to keep these to myself.  I share my gratitudes, a journal is NOT ENOUGH.  VERBALISE IT! SAY IT OUT LOUD WITH ENTHUSIASM to your friends family and loved ones.   Start a gratitude group, hearing others gratitude adds to your world, trust me.  Get your children involved, the sooner the better.  Mine do 3 gratitudes on the way to school EVERY day…

The universe loves a grateful heart and will send you a TON more to be grateful for… Do you see, HAPPINESS IS GOING UP!

3. READ RIGHT

I watch daily as people scrutinize what children are watching on TV, my greatest concern is our children seem to have lost the art of reading.  And, reading great books at that.  I am beyond excitement at the thought that I can get an entire lifetime of one person’s thoughts between 2 covers… 

The average person reads 2 to 4 books per year, CEO’s close on 4 to 6 a month.  Now, please, I am not saying become a book worm, but do yourself a favor… check out the top books of all time, treat it like a bucket list, and get to read them.  If you are into fiction (a no no for a nerdy like me… few and far between) but here is a recommended list. https://www.listchallenges.com/business-insider-100-books-everyone-should

If you are however into business books, this may be your choice as it is mine for sure, then this is YOUR link.

4. WHO ARE YOU TALKING and LISTENING TO?

If you are talking to the naysayers, turn around and run in the opposite direction.  We are broadcasting and receiving stations, remember I mentioned that our subconscious is SUCKING IN ALL THE INFORMATION via our powerful senses… why oh why to surround yourself with negativity if you want a positive foundation in thought???  If, for some reason, you only have a bunch of negative people/friends/family around you… FIND NEW ONES!!! (Sorry family…). The sad fact of life is we are the average of the 7 people we hang out with.  Trust me, it is worth rather spending time with that top 100 book list than hanging with the doom and gloom of life.  Been there, done that, NEVER got no friggen T-shirt, I wonder why!?

Another piece of advice, there are some amazing podcasts out there… find one,  and tune into awesome positive vibes.

Let me mention meditation here, if your negative mind chatter is on the extreme, maybe a guided meditation is a great option for you. There are some marvelous options with Eldon Taylor from Innertalk for guided hypnotic meditations.

5. WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING?

Uhhhhh… nearly nothing? or EVERYTHING?  I explained to my child the other day that what you see, cannot be unseen, good or bad, traumatic or easy over, we remember it all once it has passed the eyeballs and hit the frontal lobe.  Choose wisely.  Make sure there is some happy go lucky imagery there!

6. HYPNO WHAT-WHAT?

Time to dig deep, you want your subconscious to be happy?  Time to take off the gloves and dive in.  With hypnotherapy, you are NOT falling asleep as some say it HEIGHTENS your awareness and allows you to separate the rubbish from the truth we keep living.  This is a powerful way to clear channels between the conscious and the subconscious mind AND possibly sort out that baggage we carry around causing a couple of energy disputes in our body.   Interested, then follow this link for a fabulous FREE download to help start the process. 

7. SUBLIMINALS, THE TRUE BFF OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS

Let me start by saying, your subconscious believes EVERYTHING YOU THINK AND SAY TO IT! AND IT INVITES THAT IN BY THE BUCKET LOADS, GOOD OR BAD!   If you find you are running a current of negativity in thought, actions and stuff happening to you, that is YOU… not the bad driver in front of you, or the fast asleep cashier, it is YOU and only YOU, start changing the current! 

Now here I hear ‘woe be me‘ – “How can I help that this all happens to ME!???”.  If you are so far down the dark alley without a paddle to get out… get on to those Subliminals, they are the bomb!  I will forever recommend Eldon Taylor from Innertalk for the nerdy science backing his work.

What is wonderful about these is that your subconscious is so busy coordinating your body temperature, your breathing, your heart rate, etc. that when you have lovely music going in the background with Subliminals of how energetic and healthy you are, your subconscious cannot do anything but agree.

These 7 subby hacks allow you to reprogram your subconscious mind, this will help you reach happiness, believe in yourself that little bit more and think positively, it is a win-win situation!  Tune into your subconscious, truly become it’s BFF, I am not kidding. 

Source:

Chun Siong Soon, Marcel Brass, Hans-Jochen Heinze & John-Dylan Haynes, “Unconscious Determinants of Free Decisions in the Human Brain.” Nature Neuroscience, April 13th, 2008.

Let IT be born!

Let IT be born!

YOUinsideOUT is for you.

You, Inside Out, started in thought and action in 2011, BORN and driven by a desire to have a positive impact on physical and mental health and wellness, this included people we had the blessing of working with and myself personally.

A little bit about me… yes yes, I know, there IS an About us section, but this IS the first blog, and YOU don’t have a clue who I am…

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anais Nin

Have you ever taken a road and realized that even though the scenery was AMAZING, the company was great, the car was handling soooo well on the road and that your driving was effortless that MAYBE, just MAYBE, you were driving in the wrong direction?  Born at the wrong time maybe? Herein lies the analogy of my life.  I left school, studied Landscape Architecture at Uni, worked, opened a couple of my own businesses, got married, had children (x2 and beautiful they are!) and all was peachy, as planned… or was it?

Fast track a couple of years and the following comes my way, (of course I did collaborate with the Universe to ensure the occurrence and direction my life was taking at this time – even though I only realised that later… why did no one bother to let me in on this???)

Timeline events…

  • I crack my skull falling off a horse named Kelvin (he and the Universe were in cahoots)
  • I relocated
  • I got divorced
  • I lost both my parents 9 months apart
  • I lost my existing stream of income – basically I was jobless

And this was in a period of 7 years – did you notice the domino logo?

So in this hurricane of events my passion for mental and physical (and soul) health emerged, my desire to connect both of these with a spiritual aspect which until prior to the 7 years was ‘non-existent’ – what possessed me!?

EVERYTHING and I do mean EVERYTHING, is an outward expression of our inward being.  I now speak and live this understanding, trust me some days I wish I had remained naïve as I start facing brutal realities that I am the co-creator of my reality.

The result is this website, which is a blog and a web page, for the courses and coaching I am involved in when it comes to health and wellness.

My credentials (do we still need those these days?), I was born in a little town of Oudtshoorn in South Africa, (where you find a lot of ostriches and great wine!) moved to the Free State where I received my schooling. Then I moved up to Pretoria where I studied Landscape Architecture. I am an amazing landscape architect, well, I was, this has helped me scrutinize and assess life holistically, it has helped me see that bigger picture and PLAN! I have been in the Health and Wellness industry for since 2011 and am a certified Fatloss Coach (‘they‘ call it weight loss but REALLY I am only interested in fat loss!) Reiki practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Life and Mindfulness Coach with an integrative approach of Energy Healing, the undeniable Chakras and all of consciousness.  Oh, I am a MOM too – Massively-Overemotional-Mentor to 2 beautiful children, this alone makes me a near expert on life :).

Besides this, I am here to serve YOU. Please feel free to comment, contact, interact, ZOOM, train, be coached with me. This is a growing site and I look forward to our journey working with YOU from the INSIDE OUT.

Tamantha Williams

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