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How Do You Fit 68 Meals Into 1 Box?

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So, how do you fit 68 meals into one box, plus make them yummy, nutritious, filling, gluten-free, kid-friendly, fast and convenient, and able to be served hot or cold?

Well, Isagenix has the answer. For millions of people who want to make a healthier choice, to take a healthier path, to make baby-steps, or go the full-nine…Isagenix.

Isagenix is a health and wellness company that is changing the way the way you nourish yourself and your family in this busy, processed-food laden world. You don’t have to eat crap, just because it is on every corner! Grab a shake or a bar and a salad or green-drink to go along with it. You will feel more energy and shed some unwanted pounds.

The decision to look after yourself now, while you have the time, is like a good financial investment. You invest a little each month, push your comfort zone perhaps, but you stick to it for the next few years, and you will have something to show for it. Same goes for health. Invest some time, energy and desire now, and it will pay off with strength, lean muscle, time and longevity. If you take care of yourself now, imagine how you will enjoy your life, rather than spending the last 10 years of it sick and on the specialist’s waiting list.

Make that call today and let me get you started on the path to Get Your Life Back!

Kate

Back to School Supplements

YAY! It’s official…back to school is happening! So, now you need to label the school supplies and make sure the lunch kit is packed.

But what about their performance in school? Have you ever wondered if your child has sensitivities to wheat, sugar, food coloring, corn, dairy or other foods? What about dust and mold…schools are normally not the cleanest places…

Would you be interested in boosting your child’s immune system so they are less likely to get a cold…we all know that is coming once the herd gets back together…and then the parents get it and have to take time off work to recover!

Have you ever thought your child might benefit from some Omega-3 supplementation, or extra minerals, zinc to make them think, or iron or calcium? How about probiotics? You probably know that your family needs something…just not sure where to start. We work with all budgets and meet you where you are at. If you want one thing or a whole bunch of things, we welcome you to Vancouver Allergy.

How about trying a nutritious and quick protein shake for breakfast on the go. On busy school mornings, nutritionally poor cereal is the breakfast of choice, leaving the brain starved for nutrition. Come by and pick up some yummy shakes for your family and nourish those brains and bodies!!

At Vancouver Allergy we will answer all of your questions pertaining to nutrition, sensitivities and supplements. We offer BioEnergetics to desensitize dust, mold and food intolerances so that the body doesn’t react, and furthermore, so that the body’s immune system doesn’t waste its energy fighting off harmless things like dust, leaving it vulnerable to attack from viruses. We offer quality supplements to support the body nutritionally, and have the tools to figure out exactly what each person needs to help them most effectively.

All of this for $85 per session BIE or $50 a Zyto scan for intolerances and appropriate supplements.

You may also purchase supplements directly from our office without a scan. Walk-Ins are welcomed!!

We hope to see you soon!!

Kate

Stress is a six letter word!

Everyone experiences physical and emotional upset and STRESS is actually the body’s response to that. Stress is the response, not the stimulus. The thoughts of having overdue bills or being around unplesant people cause reactivity, or stress, in the body and mind. It is of utmost importance to listen, interpret, and focus on this stress and learn how to calm it down by addressing the stressors.

Even as I write this post, my body is reacting to the stressors around me…there is a garbage truck backing up down the alley outside my window…beeping and engine noise are causing me to react with feelings of overwhelm and annoyance. The smell of its diesel exhaust are causing me to physically react with a slight headache and nasal congestion. The noise and exhaust are the stressors,  my feelings, headache and congestion are the stress.

Did you know that researchers estimate that stress contributes to 80% of all major illnesses, including cancer, depression, high cholesterol, skin disorders, and even back problems? Our bodies and minds are trying to tell us what is bothering us…we just have to recognize the symptoms as being communication. If you shut down the communication with drugs or ignore it completely, without addressing the stressor, then the stress goes deeper. What was a skin problem last year, in time will develop into digestive or respiratory stress. High cholesterol is one example of stress when the body is under fungal attack, or there is emotional stressors, toxins such as heavy metals, and nutritional stressors. These stressors cause the body to react with inflammation and cholesterol release. If it is ignored, then worse problems occur, like heart attack or stroke. Allergies are stress reactions too. They are the result of the body being faced with pollen, pet dander or other substances that are reacting in the airways, digestive system or skin.

So, hopefully you now have an understanding of stressor and stress. Stress is the body pushing back or trying to maintain balance when faced with a stressor.

What I do, at Vancouver Allergy is provide a way to reveal a person’s stressors. You may be unaware that birch pollen, ragweed pollen or air pollution are causing your body to react with hayfever or cholesterol production. I then use electro-acupuncture, nutrition and herbal remedies to help the body cope with the stress and maintain balance. If you provide the body with the tools it needs to maintain balance, then it won’t have to react in other ways. Using hayfever as an example, if you use electro-acupuncture, antioxidants and perhaps another appropriate nutritional supplement, the body will rebalance and the excessive mucous, itchy eyes and itchy throat and other stress responses will subside.

Try it out next time you are wondering how what is causing stress in your body and mind!

In Health,

Kate

 

 

 

5 Ways To Rock Menopause

We have all heard the stories…horror stories, really…sleeplessness, irritability, sweating, hot flashes and umm…dryness! So, that is probably nuf said on that…

I for one want all women and all the men and all the teenaged kids who have to put up with us, to know that help is available to help with this oh so lovely transition. It can be smooth or rough…you choose…I want to create a revolution! I want all of us in our 30’s and 40’s to be THE generation to RE-FIRE in a good way at menopause and sail through with energy, vibrancy and in top health. I don’t want menopause to ruin my perfectly good day!

Get set BEFORE the inevitable occurs…start priming that body with stress reducing techniques, nourishing food, clean water and daily happiness. And after you do all of that, consider adding some herbal and nutritional supplements that help you cope with your unique menopause. No two women go through it the same way. What you need is a unique approach…these may be part of your plan…

1. Natures Sunshine Wild Yam and Chaste Tree: helps balance hormone production…helps with…ummm…dryness

2. Coenzyme Q10: to support liver, adrenals, heart and other important things…like brain function.

3. Evening Primrose Oil (or similar essential fatty acids): anti-inflammatory and help to regulate hot flashes…as in…put out the fire!

4. SynerPro: from Natures Sunshine. 30 grams per day helps with relief of hot flashes, protects against heart disease and osteoporosis.

5. Vitamin B Complex: Natures Sunshine has a couple of good ones…one called SynerPro, also contains plant essences such as broccoli etc that add extra nourishment…phytonutrients!!

And there are many others….check with your friendly, local, caring and knowledgeable professional to help you get this all figured before you wake up in a puddle of sweat. So come on gals! Let’s make menopause a time of POWER, GRACE, ACCEPTANCE AND HAPPINESS! A reflection of YOU!

K

7 Things You Should Have To Out Run the Grim Reaper!

Longevity is life long health, and wellness. It is what we all strive for. I don’t know about you but since I turned 40 and I realize that half my life is most likely gone, and more that half of my healthy-life is most likely gone, it is time to get serious about refueling and super charging this bod for the next few decades when my physical and mental health will be challenged the most.

People spend on average of the last 10 years of their life fighting debilitating disease. If you don’t build and overabundance of resources and stockpiles of health in your body now, you won’t have the juice to fight off illness…and Damn! Don’t you want to be a sexy granny or gramps?  Don’t you want to be attractive to that stubborn old goat that you are spending the rest of your life with? Healthy people take their wellness with the hours of a part time job and the hopes of a great investment. They put the hours and money in now, and hope to reap the harvest in the future when they are skateboarding down the halls of the old folks home.

Our food supply, environment, water and air are stressing our bodies and minds and all that pollution out there causes us to REQUIRE more nutrition than ever before. So, would you like fries with that? How about a double-double to blow your blood sugar of the charts. Just because it fits in your mouth, doesn’t make it food…

But fear not…I have found some great supplements for you to try. For about the same price as fries and a double-double, you could have health-health…so nice, I typed it twice!!

1. Ageless Essentials with Product B: From Isagenix. $140 for 30 day supply. This box of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, Omega-3 and PRODUCT B is a no brainer for everyone and a effective way to buy health insurance. Product B is formulated by the only scientist on the planet who researches telomeres, which for all of you nerds out there, telomeres are segments of DNA that determine your biological age. When the telomeres shorten too much, well, you die…so why wouldn’t you want to take a supplement that prevents that from happening?  $140 per month is less than $5 per day,  is less than what you and a zillion other people spent on coffee and a muffin!

2. Cats Claw Combination: from Natures Sunshine $30 per month: This supplement is amazing at cleaning your lymphatics…what is that you ask? Your lymph is the garbage dump of the blood, and it also carries fat…so guess what gets plugged when you eat too much of the wrong kind of fat..like the kind in those fries…your lymph…guess what is trying to dispose of cancer cells and other crap that is in your body…your lymph…so now that you understand how absolutely fundamental it is to have clean lymph, you should probably try to do something for yourself.

3. IsaLean Shakes from Isagenix: $30 per month: These great tasting shakes have a whole bunch of health benefits. One significant one is maintenance and growth of lean muscle as we age. I like that idea! I want to maintain healthy muscle…like my heart…for as long as I can.

4. Rejuvity Skin Care: From Isagenix: These products are scientifically formulated to give you great skin, from the outside. I love manatees as much as the next person, but I don’t want to look like one. Rejuvity is super charged with nutrition for your skin. It is the  complete system of skin care. I know I have wrinkles already, but why should I have a raison for a face before I absolutely have to?

5. Vitamin D3 from Natures Sunshine…$20 per month: most of us, especially here in the tropical PNW are deficient…downright depleted. And yet, vitamin D is necessary to many of our chemical reactions in our body. So get some.

6. Brain Boost From Isagenix: This supercharged bottle of goodness provides your brain with the necessary plant based nutrients it needs to stop decomposing in your skull. Did you know that after the age of 25, people’s brains shrink and start breaking down? Starting with the parts of the brain responsible for memory, movement and coordination? Oh great! Now, we all have things in our past that we would rather not remember, but the names of your loved ones aren’t (hopefully) in that category.

7. Cure-Q-min from Natures Sunshine. An antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and all around great food-based supplement that does lots of good for you, quenches inflammation and fights illness.

Stay healthy…keep what you’ve got, or at least fight for what you have in the time you have left! These products, added to a healthy diet of abundant raw fruits and veggies, lean meats and other nutritious foods and pure, clean water, are your best partners for moving forward in health! Of course you also need to reduce stress, spend more time with your cat and have ample tropical vacations…stress kills! I would be less stressed and able to bring you more blogs if you thought of me for your supplements and let me help you get what you need! Give me a shout and any or all of these lovely products could be yours!

K

Croup…Makes You Droop!

Croup…not fun…that wheezy,  hoarse, barking cough that sounds like a seal or a dog. It is caused by a viral infection in the larynx or trachea which causes it to narrow due to the swelling. The larynx goes into spasms and the person has difficulty breathing. Anyways, you end up with a bunch of inflammation, narrowing of the airways, pain and shortness of breath…and freaked out parents.

Did you know that croup is most common in kids and babies? Many hundreds of thousands of them each year. As any parent knows, it usually strikes at night. Oh joy.

Interesting factoid…it is often caused by the measles virus, and runs its course in 5-6 days.

So, what can you do for croup?

1. Diet: Eat an abundance of fresh, raw, veggies and fruits…pureed, juiced, etc…but ones that contain high quality vitamins and minerals.

2. Vitamin C: helps control infection and fever by boosting immune system.

3. Zinc: promotes immune function, is necessary for healing

4. Vitamin A or Cod Liver Oil: needed for healing mucous membranes

5. Vitamin E: destroys free radicals and carries oxygen to cells

And others!! Talk to your knowledgeable practitioner! Don’t let croup in your coop!!

K

 

 

5 Magical Remedies for Gas!

Yes, I say magical because that what everyone who is currently around you will say when they can breathe easier! MAGIC!!!

If you or someone you know…or your…um…friend…has bad gas, they might be in denial. Who? ME?? No…that was the dog! or the baby…or I think a garbage truck just drove by…or wasn’t that you??

But you should tell your friend or your dog…that having bad gas is a sign of something going wrong in that fermentation chamber they call a gut. For some reason, pathogenic yeast or parasites are fermenting the leftovers of digestion and producing smells that you would rather not smell.

So, here is a list of 5 Magical Remedies for Gas. But, to make your decision, be sure to ask your…dog…to contact a knowledgeable practitioner (ME!!)…

1. Natures Sunshine Yeast and Fungal Detox– gets rid of the little buggers…but you have to modify your diet too if you want the changes to last

2. NSP Candida Clear – this is the big boy! This is the industrial package that will help clean your gut so well that you won’t even recognize your own stench!

3. NSP Probiotic-11 – So, as you are killing the bad guys that make nasty in your gut, re-populate with some nice little soldiers that will keep the little stinkers at bay.

4. NSP – Artemesia Combination – Kills parasitic worms, flukes, and other crazy-making methane bombers from your whole smelly body…

5. NSP Digestive Enzymes – Little wonder pills that help to digest your food for you, because most of us are enzyme deficient, so that barely chewed, half digested food burger that you just scarfed as you were talking to your buddies and swilling beer…isn’t leftover in your rectum. Either you get the nutrients out of your food, or the yeast will vaporize it for you!

There are many more too!!

So, let me leave you with a parting thought…if you or someone who you want to sit on the couch with has this problem, they need help. Actually, you also need help, because without help you will lead a lonely life. Alone without your gassy friends, or a life of rejection because you ARE the stinky one. So if you stink, or if someone you know stinks, get help. Call Butts Anonymous, or Vancouver Allergy and get the support you need!

This has been a public service announcement.

 

Kate

Natural Remedies that Work!

Have you heard people coughing these days? People knocked out by viruses?  in bed sick? In the sunny summer weather people are being brought down by sickness! What is up with that?

Then your neighbor or friend offers good hearted advice of what worked for them or their friend or their auntie…drink lemon tea, go to dr so and so, get a chest xray, take probiotics, rub Vicks Vap-o-rub into your feet…well, that is a lot of information and where do you start? I would start at Vancouver Allergy…even if I didn’t own the company, that is where I would start. I built this company as the place to start, the place to help and the place to leave when you are better. I built it on intention, using the finest energy medicine modalities, the herbal and nutritional remedies that bring about natural healing. It is my company, it healed me, it healed my family and continues to heal us when things go wrong…it has healed hundreds of clients, and it can heal you.

Maybe it is a virus, perhaps it is acid reflux, maybe an allergy…there are many plausible explanations. How much time do you want to spend exploring them?

Did you know that the majority of sicknesses come from an overload of toxins and inadequate nutrition? By inadequate, I mean just not the right things right now.

Perhaps you do have acid reflux..there is a nutritional and herbal remedy for that that works with the underlying causes. Tecta or other pharmaceuticals might “work”, but they leave you vulnerable to side effects and they don’t address the reason why this imbalance existed in the first place…it is most likely due to a nutritional reason.

Are you affected by a virus? That is a definite possibility. But how and why are you vulnerable to viral attack? It is most likely a nutritional reason and or overload of toxins. If you fall to a virus in the middle of summer, then, how is your winter looking? This is a sign that you need something nutritionally and maybe to detoxify…to give your body a fighting chance against the viruses that are everywhere. It makes sense that if your body isn’t fighting off a food that you are eating everyday, then it has more resources to allocate to fighting off the real enemies, viruses and bacteria. Imagine if your body is reacting to something common like, olive oil or salt or pepper, and you eat these things daily as part of a healthy diet. Your body won’t have adequate resources to fight the real problem…a virus…and you get sick.

Maybe your hacking cough is due to an allergy. It is common to react to air pollution, gasoline or diesel exhaust, pollen (especially ragweed in the fall), house dust and foods. Even full moon, lunar and solar cycles, condensation in the air, pressure changes, and humidity cause the body to react. When you react to something you can’t get away from, you need to fix that problem from the inside out, lower the threshold of reactivity and thus help your body to not react. It is possible, and it is a common thing to achieve. I see it every time I go to work. People used to react, and now they don’t. I desensitize the body to these stressor substances. So why not try it? Try a natural modality at Vancouver Allergy and heal yourself naturally.

My reason for telling you all of this is to suggest that you try a natural remedy first. And by that, I mean, not running to the health food store to ask the employee what they recommend. I have done that. I spend hundreds of dollars on a bunch of stuff that has no effect on my symptoms and I become frustrated at natural remedies and still end up in the doctor’s office getting a prescription. What I am suggesting is come to someone like me, who’s business and livelihood is at stake. I have the experience and the technology to guide me and you to the right remedies, the right foods to avoid, the pollens that are reacting for you and to detoxify your body.

Don’t be sick. I believe that we are all here on Earth to live the healthiest life possible. If you have something that is giving you trouble, then let’s figure out why and how you are reacting and solve it organically using supplements that are as close to the earth as possible and natural modalities that heal in as little as 1-3 sessions. Living a healthier life is within your grasp. For kids and adults, babies and grandparents. Live the best life you can, the longest life you can in the healthiest body, the cleanest most nourished body you can.

Kate

Bladder Infection?

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It is a beautiful day in North Vancouver today. The sun is shining and people are enjoying summer. However, if you woke up this morning with a bladder infection, your day won’t be so sunny. If you have never had a bladder infection, you are the lucky few. For the rest of us, we know the burning, anxiety-ridden, urgent, itchy….something is wrong here…feeling. The” oh-no, not again”! feeling…that stinging you feel is the bacteria’s tendrils gripping your cells and taking hold.

 

Bladder infections are very common and are responsible for 8 million doctor visits each year. If left untreated, they can progress to kidney infections, which are also very painful and dangerous. But before you run to the walk-in clinic, take a moment to consider your options.

Both men and women can get bladder infections. 85% of bladder infections are caused by E.coli bacteria that enters from the outside-in…into the urethra or vaginal secretions.

Medical treatments for bladder infections usually involve antibiotics. These work to kill the E.coli. But, for anyone who has ever taken antibiotics, they also have several side effects, including leaving you vulnerable to yeast infections (which are killed with anti-fungal pharma or over the counter preparations) and they also kill the good bacteria in your gut, which make up 70% of your immune system, thus leaving you vulnerable to developing allergies, intolerances, digestive upset etc.

Antibiotic use also breeds resistant strains of the bacteria. Those bacteria that survive the antibiotic will live on in the body and in the environment and their offspring will also be resistant to the antibiotic. This is causing HUGE problems right now and there are several pathogenic bacteria for which only one or two types of antibiotics are effective. Soon there won’t be any way of killing these disease causing bacteria, so once you have an infection with one of those, no antibiotic will help. So, the less we use antibiotics for lower level infections, the better for all of us.

Many factors put people at risk for developing bladder infections…food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, emotional stress, underlying medical conditions, and lifestyle factors.

Natural and preventative remedies are a good place to start. As a natural health practitioner and nutritionist, I look at WHY a person has a bladder infection. Yes, bacteria are present and causing symptoms, but why are the bacteria there in the first place, what is the habitat that was created to support their growth and why isn’t the immune system able to fight it off. I take each case as a detective might, and try to piece together all of the players…diet, food sensitivities, body chemistry, toxins, parasites, pathogens, toxic overload…to get an idea of what is going wrong in order to support bacterial growth. I usually find the answers in food, environmental, hormonal or toxin sensitivities. I use a variety of natural methods to strengthen the immune system and change the habitat in the body. At the end of the day, we want to PREVENT bladder infections from happening, not just temporarily kill the bacteria, breed resistant ones, and leave the ecology of the body the same and vulnerable to the next infection or a different infection, such as yeast, as with the cycle of antibiotic use and the mainstream perspective on disease.

There are plenty of natural PREVENTATIVE and ecology shifting remedies that will help you today. I can help you figure out which ones are going to be best. I have the educational background, testing equipment and experience to guide you. Natural modalities and remedies are very effective and don’t leave you with side effects or a yeast infection!

So, if you would like to have a caring and thorough practitioner take a look at what you are or aren’t eating and exposed to and see how that is affecting your body chemistry, immune system and body ecology, then make your appointment today at Vancouver Allergy (in North Vancovuer)…Get Your Life Back.

Bloated? Tired? You need help!

If you experience bloating, stubborn weight loss, fatigue, acne or other bodily reactions, then you have come to the right place. at Vancouver Allergy, that is exactly what we help people with! You don’t even have to know what is bothering you. Our state of the art testing will uncover your stressors painlessly and effectively. Then, we can begin to get you well…we have many tools available…each addressing your health concerns and unique situation.

When you are ready for a new life, free of bothersome allergic reactions, come see us at Vancouver Allergy where your reactions are my business!