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An Autumn Update: What shall we create today?

Good morning world! What shall we create today?!

It’s another early morning start for me. I woke up wondering what I had on today and thinking it was time to get back to writing.

The last 6+ weeks have been busy; Alan’s parents came over from Scotland for 5 wonderful but crazy weeks. I’m not sure what Alan and I were thinking… No sooner had his parents arrived, when we find a property in Peachland that we see potential in. So we put an offer in and list our home… Were we nuts??? Yes, I think so!

If you haven’t moved in a while, think back to all that craziness of making the house ready for showings. Tidying every corner, putting away the clutter, finishing those leftover projects, etc… Our house was never a crazy mess but like most homes the odd pile of paper collected on the counter, reading materials needed putting away, shoes under the coffee table (and they weren’t mine), gardening tools to put back… Sound familiar?

Then there’s showings! All your personal items have to be hidden, sinks polished, floors vacuumed and washed, dog toys away, and then you have to clear out too. That means two trips for us; one to take Lily, our Great Dane, to my son’s house, then we have to find something for us to do… All when we’re meant to be relaxing and enjoying our company who have come all the way from Scotland. Alan’s parents were troopers during their stay and so helpful… Not sure I ever wanted them to see that stressed-out, nutty side of me.

So here we are, the day before the last condition is to be taken off the Peachland property and our house is not sold, nor does it have any firm offers on it… Looks like we’ll be postponing our move. As disappointed as we are, I think we’ll start looking again in the spring and enjoy the little oasis we created here for the time being. Maybe even stay long enough to be part of a Kelowna garden show, as my talented young friend suggested for next year.

Our lives are typically busy with work and family… And of course Alan is still fighting this horrendous disease.

If you’ve been following us and waiting for an update then you’ll be happy to know he’s making steady progress… YAY!

It seems his doctors are amazed at his response to the treatment they are providing and are in awe that he’s working full time, his weight is coming back as he’s eating like a horse, and he’s back paddling. He really looks good.

It looks like I’ll have some free time on my hands as things calm slightly in the fall… It’s time to start creating again.

So what am I planning?

A new course to add to my online courses. It’s always about helping!

This one focuses on how to help our family and friends recover from disease… I’m sure you’re not surprised.

Here’s s few things it will cover:

  • What  foods are the best for recovery and what to avoid
  • How to boost your immune system with foods and nutrients
  • Real food recipes
  • What’s not working… A need for change (is it foods, lack of detoxification, not dealing with a symptom, stress, a mutated gene?)

I’m pretty excited about this as it’s been in my thoughts for too many years and it’s definitelytime to share.

I’ll keep you posted as to its release date.

Off to do a workout – sweat to detox and put stress where it belongs… Behind me!

Chat soon,


5 questions to ask your practitioner before you hire them

5 questions to ask your practitioner before you hire them

There are many alternative modalities available to us these days; some that require years of training and others that require very little. It’s time for us to start asking some important questions that will help us determine who’s qualified to help us in our health care needs.

As a Nutritional Practitioner and Live Cell Microscopist, I’ve worked with many people over the years and most of my clients are referrals, which will tell you I must be good at my job. There are a lot of good Practitioners out there willing and able to help you, but treat engaging a Practitioner as you would when hiring any other professional.

A lot of us have experienced sitting in a practitioner’s office and asking ourselves “What on earth are we doing here?” By asking these five questions, you will be much closer to finding a practitioner that is ethical and a good fit for your needs.

1.  What are your qualifications and/or certifications?

This will help you determine if you are working with a professional.

2.  Do you have a governing body or professional organization that you are accountable to?

Does this Practitioner have a registration number that may be submitted to extended medical where applicable? Do they have a valid license and insurance? Are they required to do continuing education yearly?

3.  How many years have they been practicing and what do they specialize in?

You may find a highly qualified, well-studied Practitioner right of school that can help you, but make sure all the practitioners you deal with a licensed to work with humans, not animals as we are vastly different. You may think this is a bizarre statement. but there have been instances of such behaviour!

I specialize in cellular support which is one important reason I use Live Blood Analysis as a tool, combined with my nutritional knowledge to help correct what is seen in the analysis.No one should be told they have “bad blood” due to lack of knowledge from someone who claims to be a qualified practitioner. Sadly these are some reports I get from my clients regarding previous people they’ve seen.

4.  How does the Practitioner plan on helping you and how long do you need to wait for your protocol?

Health and Life are about balance. All protocols should consider all aspects of how we live.What foods are we eating and are we eating in the correct balance? Are we hydrating with the correct fluids? How often do we exercise? How do we deal with stress? What toxins have we been exposed to?How does your Practitioner plan to help you create balance or homoeostasis?

5. What are their values or mission statement?

Honesty and integrity should always be first, as well as a vow to Do No Harm.

I have been trained to look for the root cause of health imbalances. I have learned over the years that you need to give your clients some relief while finding this root cause, listen to what they are telling you as they know their bodies best. I learn invaluable lessons from my clients every day and  I could not be happier to see their progress from my teachings and their work.

Once all these questions have been answered to your satisfaction, be aware of practitioners offering extreme results. For instance, antiquated fad diets or the latest wonder nutrient exploited on t.v.

When working naturally there are no quick fixes. If you want life changing results they take time and your effort to see results.