Issue 146

D-I-Y Emotional Eating Freedom:Brisbane Workshop 17 August (Part 2)!

Do your dreams include feeling free to eat exactly what you want without guilt, without obsessing over food or your weight and then discovering your emotional weight to be falling away naturally, almost like a side-effect - without any dieting or deprivation?

This was my dream too, until it became my reality. Now I specialize in helping other women transform their relationship with food and weight by teaching them how to do it themselves with a non-diet approach that you tailor to suit your lifestyle.

We don't eliminate emotional eating, we work with it. As human beings, we are naturally emotional creatures, there's nothing wrong with having emotions, except when they control us and we react to them by emotionally eating, or indulging in any other kind of addiction.

To develop real internal control and work with your emotions, the first step you can take is to breathe. Whenever we're stressed, tired, anxious, bored or emotionally eating, our breathing usually stops about chest level and we are in effect "living in our thinking" or reacting with our emotions.


If you ever want to get in touch with your true feelings, your natural appetite, your intuition, inner wisdom (whatever you want to call it) become aware of what you're doing with your breathing and purposefully take your breath all the way down to the bottom of your belly. Feel it there for 5 full, slow seconds. Remind yourself this is a safe place to be, now you can begin to trust yourself. You just gave yourself a choice between REACTING (with emotions) and RESPONDING ( from feelings). What I know is it's impossible to be emotionally eating if we are in our feelings. The only way I know to get "in your feelings" is to start breathing. It's not magic, but it works if you use it!

Many more do-able tips and hands-on strategies and ideas will be presented in the next Emotional Eating Freedom workshop held at the Relaxation Centre 15 South Pine Rd, Alderley from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 17th August Phone 3856 3733 to book. Cost is $65 including 50 page workbook. Karla's next Emotional Eating Freedom workshop will be run on Sunday 17th August from 10am to 5pm at the Relaxation Centre 15 South Pine Rd, Alderley. Cost $65 inc 50 page guide. Phone 3856 3733 to book

Karla Cameron Founder Life After Diets P: 3856 4989 and F: 3856 6989 M: 0411 224 609 E: [email protected]


The Hidden Menace- Are You At Increased Risk of Hormonal Imbalances and Breast Cancer? (Part 1): By Nirala Jacobi ND ( USA)

In my clinic, I see women and men alike who suffer from the effects of hormonal disregulation. Oestrogen imbalances are particularly common and can be a factor in premenstrual tension (PMT), irregular periods, breast cancer, prostate or libido issues. In short, hormonal imbalances have a major effect on health and wellbeing.

Did you know many chemicals can contribute to this imbalance, and can in fact be the very cause of it?

Let's look at the specific example of breast cancer: since WWII we have seen ever increasing numbers of breast cancer incidence in developed nations. This is partly due to earlier detection methods, but also due to the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in menopausal women, as well as an increase in environmental chemicals.

We have seen a bit of a decline on breast cancer incidence since 2003, after a huge research study showed without doubt that HRT cause not only breast cancer, but also strokes, and other serious health concerns. Since the release of that study HRT use has been reduced, particularly in the US.

A new report, however, that analysed over 400 studies researching chemical influences on breast cancer rates, has found some fairly damning evidence. Produced by the Breast Cancer Fund, a non-profit group whose mission is to identify environmental links to breast cancer, The State of the Evidence: 2008 concludes toxic chemicals in the environment, along with increased radiation exposure, are the main culprits in the sharp rise of breast cancer incidence.

The report cautions that "in-utero" [in the womb] and early childhood exposure to carcinogens through plasticizers, estrogen-mimicking substances and other chemicals may increase the risk of breast cancer in adult life.

Exposure to chemicals that mimic estrogens in the body, called xenoestrogens, is thought to be the reason more girls are entering puberty at younger ages, according to Jeanne Rizzo, executive director of the Breast Cancer Fund.

In addition to phthalates, the new report lists other endocrine-disrupting compounds that the study authors say have been shown to affect the risk for breast cancer in humans, or the risk of mammary cancer in animals. Those compounds, according to the report, include:

· Pesticides such as DDT, dieldrin, aldrin and heptachlor; triazine herbicides · Bisphenol, a chemical used to make plastics, epoxy resins and dental sealants
· Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (byproducts of combustion)
· Tobacco smoke
· Dioxins
· Alkyphenols (industrial chemicals used in cleaning products)
· Metals including copper, cobalt, nickel and lead
· Parabens (anti-microbials used in personal care products) Food additives such as compounds given to cattle and sheep to enhance growth

The disturbing fact is that all of us are exposed to many of these chemicals every day! Plus, these chemicals often accumulate in fat tissue, making it harder for your body to get rid of them.

Another problem with these xenoestrogens is that they not only contribute to the development of cancer, but they also add to your body's level of oestrogen, thus increasing total exposure.

When the body's oestrogen levels are elevated, the liver makes every attempt to try to detoxify it. This process requires certain nutrients, such as antioxidants and B vitamins, just to name a few, in order to be successful. Oestrogen "metabolites" are the product of this detoxification process. Good and healthy detox pathways in your liver can shift the level of oestrogens towards the less volatile 2-OH oestrogen metabolites. Levels of this oestrogen have been far less implicated in the development of breast cancer and other oestrogen dependant conditions.

If you are exposed to high levels of oestrogen-mimicking chemicals such as plasticisers and pesticides, often your liver can't keep up and you produce more 16-OH oestrogens. This metabolite is hugely implicated in breast and endometrial cancer, as well as a host of other problems.

In recent years, just testing total oestrogen levels has become somewhat archaic. Testing for oestrogen metabolites, often through a urine test, can yield far better indications as to how well you are metabolizing this volatile hormone.

How can you help your body get rid of the "bad oestrogen metabolites"?
How does body fat and obesity affect oestrogen levels?
What role does digestive function play in this hormonal balance?

(c) Nirala Jacobi 2008

(07) 3368 1740 Address: 113 Enoggera Terrace Paddington Queensland

The Personal Best 7 Steps To A Better Body: By David Blair!


The Personal Best 7 Steps to a Better Body

1. Aerobic Exercise - Also referred to as cardio-vascular exercise, aerobic training includes such exercises as running, walking, cycling, swimming and boxing. Aerobic exercise will help you increase the strength of your heart and lungs and is also important in controlling your body weight. It is recommended that you perform three 30 minute sessions of aerobic activity per week to help maintain a healthy and fit body. If weight loss is your goal, more aerobic exercise is better.

2. Resistance Training - Also referred to as weight training, will help you maintain and/ or increase your body muscle mass. Resistance training may be performed with weights, resistance bands or your own body weight. .

Resistance training is important to: " Maintain or increase your metabolic rate which in turn helps you to maintain or decrease your body fat levels. " Increase your strength in order to more efficiently deal with daily activities. " Maintain or increase the strength of your bones and therefore help prevent osteoporosis. " Help maintain good posture which in turn decreases the likelihood of body aches and pains. .

3. Core Strengthening - involves performing exercises to assist in increasing the strength and functionality of the muscles surrounding the spine. Strengthening of these muscles will help improve your posture together with allow you to perform daily activities with greater ease and safety. .

4. Flexibility - Increasing flexibility involves stretching the muscles surrounding the various joints of the body. Generally, stretching should be performed in a static position, held for 20 seconds and should not be painful. It is most effective to stretch when the muscles are warm, therefore after exercise is best. .

The benefits of stretching include: " Reducing the likelihood of injuries such as muscle strains. " Improving mobility around the joints of the body. " Improving posture. " Mental and physical relaxation .

5. Rest & Relaxation - The muscles of your body are actually broken down during exercise and therefore require rest to rebuild and recover. It takes the body approximately 24 - 48 hours to recover from an hour of strenuous exercise. It is recommended to have at least 48 hours rest between resistance training of a single muscle group and to take a couple of full days off each week. It is also important to gain some quality rest daily. .

6. Nutrition - The key to long term nutrition is balance. A balanced daily diet should include: " 2 fruit and 5 vegetable servings " 1 serving of meat (or a protein alternative) " 2 servings of dairy " 4 servings of breads, cereals, pasta, rice, etc. Note: Your food intake should be distributed throughout the day with breakfast being your most substantial meal. .

7. Supplementation - Due to the generally lower vitamin and mineral content of current-day foods together with our sometime unbalanced nutritional intake, it is recommended to include supplementation in your diet. Supplementation in most cases should at least include a multi vitamin & mineral, and omega 3 fish oil. Other supplementation requirements will vary between individuals.

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Holosync: Meditation Made Easy!

The benefits of meditation on the mind and body have been known for thousands of years and have recently been validated in scientific studies. Unfortunately, many people find it difficult to meditate and give up without receiving these benefits. This problem has now been solved with the release of a powerful audio technology called Holosync that sends a very specific stimulus to the brain and creates states of deep meditation, quickly and easily.

Stimulating the brain with Holosync releases stress-reducing chemicals that are highly pleasurable. Most people go easily into a deep, trance-like meditative state normally only attained by experienced monks who have been meditating for over 20 years. In fact, EEG studies show the brain patterns experienced are actually deeper than those attained by monks.

As new neural pathways connect and synchronise the two sides of the brain, individuals develop what scientists call "whole brain functioning," which improves learning, intuition, mental clarity, creativity, concentration, and intelligence, as well as amazing quantum leaps in insight and self-awareness.

New research also reveals that even short-term exposure to Holosync creates significant increases in DHEA which is a precursor, or source ingredient, to virtually every hormone your body needs and is a buffer against stress-related hormones . It is a key determinant of physiological age. When DHEA levels are high, the body is at its peak - vibrant, healthy, and able to combat disease effectively.

Holosync also increases your ability to deal with stress and releases emotions such as anger, fear, sadness and anxiety. When Holosync is used regularly over time, many people discover that dysfunctional feelings and behaviours fall away - even those that have stubbornly resisted change in the past.

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Short and Sweet:Taco Boats!


1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed ¾ cup water 250g lean minced beef pinch chilli powder (optional) 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 400g can red kidney beans, drained 400g can chopped tomatoes freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 small cos lettuce, outer leaves discarded 1 tomato, finely chopped 1/3 cup grated Australian reduced fat cheddar cheese 1/3 cup Australian reduced fat natural yogurt


1. Cook onion and garlic with 2 tablespoons of the water in a non-stick saucepan until softened. Stir in minced beef and spices and cook over high heat until browned. 2. Add beans, tomatoes, pepper and remaining water. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes until mixture has thickened. Stir in parsley. 3. To serve, spoon beef mixture into lettuce leaves, sprinkle with cheese, fresh tomato and dollop with yogurt

Notes Tip: The Mexican beef mixture is also great served in tortilla wraps. Sprinkle taco boats with a little avocado for extra colour!

For adults: Add extra chilli sauce for serving

Laughter is the best medicine!

As a drunk guy staggers out of the bar one Friday evening, a fire engine races past, siren wailing and lights flashing. Immediately, the drunk starts chasing the engine, running as fast as he can until eventually he collapses, gasping for breath. In a last act of desperation he shouts after the fire engine, "If that's the way you want it, you can keep your bloody ice creams!"

Quote of the week!

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

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