30 Days to Healthy Living

One of my aims in life is to strive to put health first, naturally. Thats why I am thrilled to be an Independent consultant for Arbonne International as I found their philosophy to be very similar to mine. Arbonne is committed to Healthy Living Inside & Out, today more than ever. They are are proud to provide safe and effective products to support a healthy lifestyle and your holistic journey in wellness.

In addition, Arbonne is proud to be a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

The MIND.BODY.SKIN Approach

Using healthy living to improve MIND. BODY. SKIN. It is very much all connected.

The health of one affects the health of another, and that’s what I love about it. As a therapist I have very much identified and treat the body as one whole, no part works in isolation.

I also very much believe and it is supported by scientific evidence that most disease starts in the gut. Have a healthy gut, have a healthy mind, a healthy body and look great and most importantly feel well in yourself.

That’s why I love the 30 Days to Healthy Living. It is designed to help each person identify how they can choose to use food as fuel for their bodies to optimise how they look and feel, inside and out. It will help you to identify any foods that you are eating that might not be serving your body well.

The goal is to help you tune in to the messages that your body is sending so that you can eat and drink more intuitively, giving your body the nutrients that it needs to function optimally.

The programme will also help support a balanced gut. So much of the body’s overall wellbeing is controlled by our gut, so supporting this area of our body will help optimise how we feel as well as how we look.

The programme is also designed to help us feel more confident in ourselves. When we are rested and working to reduce feelings of stress, then we are better able to care for ourselves. A positive mindset can also impact our confidence because when you feel good physically and mentally, you look good too!

It is important to be aware that while on this plan, some foods will be limited or avoided. The Arbonne nutrition products paired with the plan help to provide nutrients for health and energy. At the end of your 30 day reset, you will begin to reintroduce the foods to help support the benefits you have achieved or you may realise that these food groups don’t actually agree with you.

Designed For: 

• People who want to optimize their health and perhaps lose weight in a healthy way.

• Athletes who want to increase performance, strength, energy, and muscle definition.

• People who want to uncover food sensitivities.

• People experiencing fatigue, foggy thinking, poor sleep, poor digestion, excess weight.

If you are reading this, more than likely you are intrigued and interested in learning about the 30 Days to Healthy Living Program and to make the change for your health. You might be thinking to yourself, THIS sounds like something I would like to do. Well, look no further. This program is very simple to follow, offering you a step by step guideline to a living healthy.

We all deserve to be the best version of ourselves, and with a little help from me and Arbonne, you can!

What is Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is a hands on technique. That would be applied using touch to your;

Muscles

Tendons

Ligaments

Nerves

Joints

Blood Vessels

Lymphatic system

Fascia

Fascia is integral to all of these structures listed above and contains a high density of proprioceptors. Proprioceptors are sensory receptors which receives stimuli from within the body, especially one that responds to position and movement. These receptors receive the information, send it to our brain where it is processed and nerves relay the appropriate information back to the area that has been stimulated.

Proprioceptors affect our posture, our relationship with gravity and where we are in space. When these receptors are stimulated we release tension therefore, stand better, we breath better and we move better.

Bowen Therapy helps the hydration of the Fascia, which is important because dehydration causes a lack of mobility in the surrounding tissues.

“Fascia must be free at all parts to receive and discharge all fluids and use them in sustaining animal life and ejecting all impurities that health may not be impaired by dead and poisonous tissue”

Dr Still

Very importantly Bowen Therapy results in relaxation by lowering the stress response and increasing vagal tone. The application of Bowen stimulates the nerves that have a direct effect on the hypothalamus which stimulates the vagus nerve.

The Vagus nerve is one of the cranial nerves that connect the brain to the body. The vagus nerve is a major part of how our body and brain function; without it, our bodies wouldn’t be able to do basic tasks, and by stimulating it we can receive powerful health benefits.

Bowen Therapy also has a profound effect on our interoceptive awareness.

Interoception is the perception of sensations from inside the body and includes the perception of physical sensations related to internal organ function such as heart beat, respiration, as well as the autonomic nervous system activity related to emotions or pain. Bowen can lower the pain response, helping those in chronic pain to feel better in their bodies.

So the important bit, what makes Bowen Therapy different to other therapies such as massage. The answer lies in the way that we apply the technique and how we use touch. By applying minimal touch to very specific areas of the body will stimulate the nerves mentioned above in a specific way.

A Bowen Therapist is merely a facilitator in helping your body do what it is supposed to do.

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Helping Digestive Issues with Bowen Therapy

It has been estimated that poor or declining gut health is a major factor in the manifestation of 90% of all chronic symptoms and diseases. Good digestive health is about more than just breaking down your food properly; it’s essential for nutrient absorption, immune function, detoxification and the overall balance of the body’s chemicals and hormones.

High levels of stress play a major part in upsetting digestive health. When the ‘fight or flight’ stress response is triggered for significant periods of time, the balance of chemical substances necessary for breaking down and digesting food become depleted and digestive processes are suppressed. This slows the passage of food through the stomach and intestines, creating a build-up of harmful toxicity.

Many symptoms such as bloating and gassiness, stomach cramps, heartburn, acid reflux, constant feelings of fullness or loss of appetite and irregular bowel movements with bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation are all indications of a struggling digestive system. Many of these symptoms are commonly diagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS for which conventional medicine has no real solution.

A struggling digestive system is in itself a large source of stress to the body, as partially undigested food particles start to interfere with the gut’s delicate balance leading to damage to the gut wall and over-production of unhealthy bacteria in the intestines. In the case of ‘leaky gut’, the damaged gut lining becomes porous, allowing toxins, pathogens and undigested food particles to enter the bloodstream; the root cause of many sensitivities, allergic reactions and recurring illness.

Over time if not resolved, stress overload, poor digestion and compromised immune function can lead to recurring infections, loss of energy, unexplained aches and pain and contribute to many serious issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis and cancer. The Bowen Technique may make a significant difference in helping to restore digestive health. Here’s how…

  • Switching off the ‘fight or flight stress response’

Bowen is extremely effective in tackling stress head on. The unique Bowen moves trigger the brain to switch off the ‘fight or flight’ stress response allowing the body to re-balance and revert to its natural alpha healing state, enabling vital body processes to normalise.

  • Boosting the immune system 

As stress leaves the body, the immune system and all natural repair and healing processes will be boosted and restored. This enables your body to get back on top of the situation in repairing and healing damaged tissue and gradually reinstating a good level of protection as the health and integrity of the gut wall is restored.

  • Restoring chemical balance

Bowen helps to restore chemical balance throughout the body, and together with a healthy, balanced diet can help to improve the quality of digestive juices to improve digestion and absorption and helping to flush toxins out of the body.

  • Improving muscle function

Since the whole digestive process relies on a muscular action called peristalsis to move the food right the way through the stomach, small and large intestines and out the other end, Bowen comes up trumps again in ensuring clear, unconfused communication between the brain and these muscles to restore and maximum efficiency.

Good digestion is vital for good health. Bowen Therapy can help the body to optimise your nutrient uptake and hydration by reducing tissue tension and allowing the adhered tissues to remember their proprioreceptive positioning hence better digestive processes. 

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