10 Day Sugar Challenge: Starts January 9, 2017!

10 Day Sugar Challenge: Starts January 9, 2017!

The next 10-Day Sugar Challenge is just in time for the new year! What a great way to kick off 2017 and take charge of your health!

Sugar cubes picDid you know that high sugar intake is not only linked to dis-eases like high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and inflammation but sugar can also aggravate other conditions like hormonal imbalance, headaches and migraines, yeast infections, joint pain, and overgrowth of the “bad” bacteria in our gut?

Some of you might feel like you are addicted to sugar. Or maybe you might think you don’t eat much sugar until you decide to really clean it out of your diet (What? It’s in bread and deli meat?). Maybe you are usually pretty low-sugar but you just want to get yourself back on track? Or perhaps all that holiday and new year fun is finally catching up to you? Wherever you are, we have a level to support you in your health and vitality!

If any of these sound like you, I have the perfect solution for you!

Join the next 10-Day Sugar Challenge starting Monday, January 9th!

What you will get:

  • private Facebook support group with daily suggestions, tips and ideas to address any sugar cravings. You can also post questions, get support from other members, and stay connected to the sugar retreat community.

  • A live 30-minute call the Sunday before the challenge starts to answer any questions and to help you make sure you are all prepared for the sugar retreat.  (This call will be recorded if you can’t make it live.)

  • And amazing e-book and three engaging modules on sugar that you can watch any time (or over and over!). I specifically address issues such as Links to Major Dis-eases, How Much Sugar a Day is ok, 6 Tips to Shake the Sugar Blues, Healthy Swaps and Options, and Key Tips for Moving Forward After the Sugar Retreat.

  • Individualized suggestions to help you come up with a plan that works for you.

  • Three different levels of “sugar retreat” so you can find the path that works best for you!

  • This sugar challenge is co-led by my friend and nutrition colleague Tammy Chang! Invite a friend or family member to join!

Does this sound like just what you have been looking for to reboot after summer? Then JOIN HERE today!

Past participants report some pretty amazing results in just 10 days!

  • jumpstart to weight loss
  • less cravings
  • more focus and clarity
  • more energy
  • less depression and anxiety
  • reduction of PMS symptoms 

This is an amazing opportunity at $69 per participant

(valued at over $225)

It’s easy to join! Just CLICK HERE and you can join via our Eventbrite page! Let me know if you have any questions! Let’s do this together!

 

Using The Hormone Cure to Address PMS

Using The Hormone Cure to Address PMS

flower-936895_640As many of you know, I was trained in Dr. Sara Gottfried’s Hormone Cure program to become a Hormone Cure Coach. I find that addressing people’s health challenges like fatigue, struggle with losing weight, stress, and cravings, it is helpful to include an assessment of their hormones gives me more tools to guide my clients back to a place of balance.

One hormonal challenge many women struggle with is PMS or pre-menstrual syndrome.

According to Dr. Sara Gottfried in The Hormone Cure, “PMS is related to a problem with progesterone, but frosting yourself in progesterone cream does not automatically fix the symptoms in all women. Our best science shows that PMS is the result of the poorly synchronized interplay among four entities: progesterone, allopregnanolone (a derivative of progesterone), and in the brain, the GABA and serotonin pathways. It’s a complicated neurohormonal mix that results in progesterone ‘resistance,’ which is why topping off your progesterone may not be the answer. Your body may respond better to a ‘cure’ that addresses upstream causes—including precursors, such as vitamin B6, that help you make serotonin, or perhaps an herb that alters progesterone sensitivity, such as chasteberry, as well as lifestyle techniques to calm your brain.” (page 50)

Not only can progesterone, GABA and serotonin affect PMS symptoms, but so can cortisol, the body’s stress response:

“When stress is high, cortisol rises and PMS worsens. When progesterone is low, PMS also worsens. In other words, there’s a dance between cortisol and progesterone in the development of PMS, and you want to address both adrenal function and your production of cortisol as well as your progesterone to minimize PMS.” (page 283)

When addressing something like PMS, it often can take a multi-prong approach: food, exercise, mindset and maybe even some complimentary treatments or supplements.

Let’s take a look at some of these suggestions here.

  • Exercise frequently: 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes
  • Nourishing whole foods eating plan (Not sure what that looks like for you? Book a complimentary Discovery Session with me today!)
  • Limit sugar (especially added and refined sugar)–join my next 10-Day Sugar Retreat to banish those sugar cravings!
  • Reduce caffeine
  • Acupuncture
  • Reflexology
  • Address cortisol levels and chronic stress
  • Increase fiber
  • Support your liver (because all hormone processed through the liver)–check out Andrea Nakayama’s Replenish PDX excellent handout on supporting your liver!)

Some supplements can also help but aways seek advisement from your health practitioner:

  • Vitamin B6: 50 to 100 mg/day (or if you are on a birth control pill, you may want to consider taking a B Complex)
  • Calcium (carbonate or citrate): 600 mg 2x/day
  • Magnesium (citrate, glycinate taurate, aspartate or chelated forms like malate, succinate, fumarate): 150-300 mg/day (for more on the benefits of magnesium, check out this great article from Dr. Mark Hyman)
  • Vitex (chasteberry): 500-1000 mg/day (take in morning if possible)

What have you found helps with PMS? Have any of these approaches worked for you? Need more personalized guidance, please contact me today!

10 Day Sugar Retreat: Starts January 11, 2016!

10 Day Sugar Retreat: Starts January 11, 2016!

Sugar cubes picDid you know that high sugar intake is not only linked to dis-eases like high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and inflammation but sugar can also aggravate other conditions like hormonal imbalance, headaches and migraines, yeast infections, joint pain, and overgrowth of the “bad” bacteria in our gut?

Some of you might feel like you are addicted to sugar. Or maybe you might think you don’t eat much sugar until you decide to really clean it out of your diet (What? It’s in bread and deli meat?). Maybe you are usually pretty low-sugar but you just want to get yourself back on track? Or perhaps that holiday candy is still lingering and you are ready to start with a fresh, clean new year? Maybe you just need take a little time away–a relaxing retreat, if you will–from sugar?

If any of these sound like you, I have the perfect solution for you! Join the next 10-Day Sugar Retreat Group starting Monday, January 11!

What you will get:

  • A 30-minute one-on-one personalized phone session with me either before, during or after the sugar retreat to help you really get the most out of your experience! 

  • private Facebook support group with daily suggestions, tips and ideas to address any sugar cravings. You can also post questions, get support from other members, and stay connected to the sugar retreat community.

  • A live 30-minute call before the retreat starts on Sunday, January 10 from 12-12:30 p.m. to answer any questions and to help you make sure you are all prepared for the sugar retreat.  (This call will be recorded if you can’t make it live.)

  • Three engaging and eye-opening modules on sugar that you can watch any time (or over and over!). I specifically address issues such as Links to Major Dis-eases, How Much Sugar a Day is ok, 6 Tips to Shake the Sugar Blues, Healthy Swaps and Options, and Key Tips for Moving Forward After the Sugar Retreat.

  • Individualized suggestions to help you come up with a plan that works for you.

  • Three different levels of “sugar retreat” so you can find the path that works best for you!

 

Past participants report some pretty amazing results in just 10 days!

  • jumpstart to weight loss
  • less cravings
  • more focus and clarity
  • more energy
  • less depression and anxiety
  • reduction of PMS symptoms 

I’m offering a special new year price of only $69 per participant

(valued at over $225)

Plus, I think something like this is always better with a buddy, so you and a friend can join together at only $55 each (over 20% off!)

This is the perfect time to have a retreat from all that sneaky sugar! We all want to start 2016 on happier, healthier, stronger foot! Break free of sugar once and for all!

I want to keep this group small so that you can get personalized attention and feedback, so sign up ASAP to save your spot. This is also great to do with friends for added support and accountability!

To sign up, please pay via PayPal to secure your spot today!

Spaces are limited!

Once you’ve signed up, I’ll send you your welcome package with everything you need to get started!

 


Please select ONE



10 Day Sugar Detox Group: Starts August 9, 2015

10 Day Sugar Detox Group: Starts August 9, 2015

Sugar cubes picDid you know that high sugar intake is not only linked to dis-eases like high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and inflammation but sugar can also aggravate other conditions like hormonal imbalance, headaches and migraines, yeast infections, joint pain, and overgrowth of the “bad” bacteria in our gut?

Some of you might feel like you are addicted to sugar. Or maybe you might think you don’t eat much sugar until you decide to really clean it out of your diet (What? It’s in bread and deli meat?). Or maybe you are usually pretty low-sugar but you just want to get yourself back on track?

If any of these sound like you, I have the perfect solution for late-summer 2015: join my 10-Day Sugar Detox Group! Next group starts Sunday, August 9!

What you will get:

  • Online private Facebook support group
  • Two live group calls to ask questions and get personalized feedback (and these will be recorded in case you have to miss one)–Sunday 8/9 and 8/16 at 7  p.m. PST.
  • Individualized suggestions to help you come up with a plan that works for you
  • Three different levels of “sugar detox” so you can find the path that works best for you!
  • Past participants report weight loss, more focus and clarity, less depression and anxiety, and reduction of PMS symptoms in just 10 days!

Only $49 per participant (valued at $150) OR I have a special offer when you join the group with a friend: Two participants can join together for just $78 total! 

Perfect time to “detox” from all that sneaky sugar! Break free of sugar once and for all!

I want to keep this group small so that you can get personalized attention and feedback, so sign up ASAP to save your spot. This is also great to do with friends for added support and accountability!

To sign up, please email me directly at

michelle@healthcoachmichelle.com 

& I’ll send you everything you need to get started!

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