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of being
SICK and TIRED? 

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Unsure of
HOW to get to
the bottom of
your health issues?

If you've tried just about everything, and spent a ridiculous amount of money, but are still stuck and feeling no better off,
then you have come to the right place!

I specialise in helping
you uncover the roots
of your health issues and
provide you with
DO-ABLE, AFFORDABLE,
AND EFFECTIVE TOOLS
you can use
to regain your health
NOW! 

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Do you want to be the best you that you can be? 
Then why suffer feeling miserable for one more day?

Fart free: Why good digestion is essential | Rachel van der Gugten | TEDxTauranga

Fart free: Why good digestion is essential | Rachel van der Gugten | TEDxTauranga

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THE COMMON ROOTS OF MODERN HEALTH ISSUES

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 Our descent from able bodied explorers, settlers, pioneers and warriors 
 to those riddled with chronic disease has taken just 3 generations.  

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WRONG DIET

A Low Fat/High Carb grain based diet

promotes insulin resistance which has been shown to be one of the root causes leading to the development of many inflammatory conditions. These include high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, kidney disease, fatty liver disease and hormone imbalance. 

Changing diet makes all the difference!

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DEFICIENCIES

The most common deficiencies that develop

from our modern grain based diets are Vitamins A, D, B6, B12, K, Zinc, Magnesium, Iodine, Selenium, Sulphur and Iron.

This is due mostly to a lack of quality animal products, soil nutrient depletion from unsustainable monoculture farming and poor digestive function. 

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Digestive disorders usually do not develop on their own without a common root cause. Low stomach acid, has been shown to be a problem for up to 60% of the population. Low stomach acid levels affect pancreatic enzymes, liver function, bile secretion and gallbladder function, nutrient absorption, intestinal pH, permeability and the right balance of the probiotic populations. 

POOR DIGESTION

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 We are the first generation in 200 years to have shorter life expectancy than our parents. 
 When a population's health declines this fast, it cannot simply be blamed on "genetics", 
 but diet and environmental factors need to be explored.  

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Studies have shown that the minimum amount of sleep needed on a regular basis in order to maintain health for most people is approx. 7-9 hours per night. Anything less than this raise stress levels and inflammation as well as increased hunger, weight gain and neurological dysfunction. It also results in less melatonin secretion which helps the immune system and protects against cancer. 

POOR SLEEP

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Stress raises cortisol and adrenalin levels which in turn decrease immune function and digestion. Stress raises blood sugar levels which can lead to inflammation and insulin resistance. It also causes other serious hormonal and neurological chemical changes which are detrimental longterm. 

Learning to reduce and manage stress is a vital part of any health program.