In a client phone call from this past week, a program alumni who has re-enrolled in the 6-Week Restoring Wellness program told me how much benefit they experienced from the first time around and how they look forward to implementing new things, such as circadian rhythm eating, this time around.
This seems to be the consensus from those who re-enroll in the program - they discover things they never saw the first time or they are ready to implement a new idea or lesson that felt overwhelming the first time around.
The first time around, the idea of eating gluten-free, low-glycemic foods with zero food-like products was daunting enough for some. Even some folks who have enrolled more than twice suggest that the second time was when they really read more about understanding homeopathy, how to make a natural first aid kit or why tinctures work so quickly. Many alumni are still trying some of the recipes for the first time, as there are many to choose from.
The next enrollment begins October 11th. Check out the September Newsletter for Early Bird Enrollment specials. Returning alumni get 50% off.
Program details at http://restoringwellness.wellnessbymothernature.com/about.html
Here are just some of the topics covered in the program:
*The Infinite Cycle of Wellness *Five Avenues of Health and Wellness *Understanding Homeopathy *Wheel of Life * Daily Detox and Elimination *The Power of Water *Tongue Analysis *Wednesday Wellness Day *Gluten-free Eating Part 1 (class) *Dry Skin Brushing *Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen *Preparing for the 10-day Cleanse* Making Sense of Nutrition (class) *Circadian Rhythm Eating *Understanding Protein - Forks over Knives documentary *The journey of digestion * Raw foods 101 *Soaking and Sprouting *Why Diets NEVER Work - Fat Cells *Low Glycemic Eating (class) *Rebounding *Vitamins and Mineral Balance *Eating for Vision *Probiotics *Sugars - the good, the bad, the ugly *Juicing 101 *Pantry Rehab *Apple Cider Vinegar *Candida Free Eating (class) * Eating for Adrenals *FASS and the basics of seasoning *Cooking Whole Beans *Green Cleaning 101 *Aromatherapy Basics *Understanding Labels *Repairing Leaky Gut * Eating Your Way Out of Pain (resource) *Understanding Psychoneuroimmunology or the Mind-Body Connection to Healing *Systemic and Digestive Enzymes Up Close *Raw Energy Food Treats for Active People *Going Shoeless *How to Make Tinctures *Making Vegan Cheese *The Social Impact of Dietary Change *Tongue Scraping *Pau d'Arco *Aconite *Quinoa Food Wisdom *pH 80/20 chart *Cholesterol is Good for You and Why *How to remineralize your water *No More Sleepless Nights *Red Raspberry Leaf Tea and Women’s Health *How to Make Your Own Cleaners *Calcium and Dairy *and so much more
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For those of you following the progress of my Restoring Wellness participants, I have an update from Franklin of Redwood City, CA that brought tears of joy to my eyes.
"The picture on the left is the last day Franklin ate gluten and sweet iced teas: at a burger joint in January the day before we started our first 10 day cleanse. The picture on the right was taken today (Aug 10,2014) after his workout. I am so proud of him! Not only continuing to recover from his illness, but his drive and dedication to use food as his medicine and heal his body for himself and our family Thank you Stephanie for creating this amazing program!" _ from his wife, Kristy
She adds: "In the first picture, he was unable to hold his arms up and he needed to swing them to get them to stay up for a few seconds. Now, he can hold them up and flex his arms. "
Furthermore, in the photo on the left, he was wearing sized 2X shirts and on the right, his son's size L.
"Working with Coach Stephanie has taught us how to eat better and use nutrition for healing. You've seen how it's helped transform [Franklin], I've lost 31 lbs, our son Alex has changed his nutrition even while in college and even Cassie [8 years old] eats better than before. You don't realize how good your body is designed to feel! Coach Stephanie is coming to Redwood City to teach a class on Monday, August 18. Details to follow!" writes Kristy, Franklin's wife, on Facebook.
Their journey is incredible - I highly recommend you read about them on the Testimonials page: http://restoringwellness.wellnessbymothernature.com/testimonials.html
I'm growing Spaghetti Squash in my garden for the first time. So excited! I love to eat this pasta-like veggie. Excellent info on how to grow it here:http://jetta17.hubpages.com/hub/Spaghetti-Squash-Gardening
Wellness by Mother Nature - Stephanie Austin, HHP
Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Nutrition Coach, Stephanie Austin, HHP of Wellness by Mother Nature is on tour in Redwood City, CA presenting: Making Sense of Nutrition. Stephanie's most popular class - an overview on wellness! Covering subjects such as Gluten-free Living, Low-Glycemic Eating, Anti-inflammatory eating and more!
Details here: http://alturl.com/tuk2m.
Plus enter for a chance to win the 6-week Restoring Wellness coaching program valued at over $700: http://alturl.com/uo8uz. This 6-week, fully online, fully coached program restores your wellness from wherever you are currently - from the beginner to the savvy health nut.
"Stephanie Austin has the rare combination of gifts of being exceptionally knowledgeable, able to integrate all she knos and reads, sincerely compassionate and open, and a contagious love for learning and life. In just a two hour class, she shared volumes of pertinent information in a fun, engaging manor. She gives practical tips you can start right now as well as the science and statistics to back it up." Sheila of SLO, CA
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"The coolest part for me (ok there are many) is that YOU are here to coach and support us. Not just give us the information and expect that we absorb it and implement it all. You are invested in our lifestyle change. THAT is awesome to me. Sometimes I need to ask questions and discuss things you've presented for it to make sense. That extra step you're providing, the personal coaching, is what makes the difference."
"I've come to the realization that I will likely never go back to the way I used to eat. Even just a few days into this, I realize what poor choices I have always made and it's this awareness that fosters long term change. I still miss certain things and may not give them up forever, but the foundation of how I used to eat has been obliterated and many new habits have already been formed. Super exciting!! Thank you Stephanie!"
Hundreds of clients and students have come through Wellness by Mother Nature interested in relief for acute and chronic health concerns; weight management; dietary plans; Science-based classes on Eating for Healing; detox cleanses; recipes; homeopathic and herbal remedies; pregnancy and prenatal care; and more.
Throughout the years, I have worked to evolve my methods of coaching, motivating and teaching based upon the feedback, constructive criticism, and success stories of clients. WbMN has transformed from mere phone support to written health plans, coaching subscriptions and online classes; from a locals-only business to serving the world wide web with clients from several countries.
Recently, I have seen an increase in the number of clients coming to me after losing faith in the Western medical approach. They have often tried "everything else" so they come to me to get results. While it is progress to seek out the help of somebody new, what I really hope to convey here is that you must change the way you lived yesterday if you want different results than what yesterday brought you.
What I mean to say is... using my services will not include an office-visit appointment where you hear about what pills to take to stop feeling your symptoms instantly. There is no band-aid for 'dis' ease. When you come to WbMN, you will feel better - this is guaranteed - but we are going to work together to change your life using methods from Mother Nature. Navigating through Holistic Healthcare can be as challenging as watching a foreign movie - even with the subtitles on! Let me translate for you - translate both your symptoms, as well as the easiest journey to Restoring Wellness.
It is for these reasons that I am no longer offering office-style consultations with a 5-8 page written plan and resources. Instead, I am going to empower you and stick with you while we change your lifestyle together. The good news is that you likely won't need me afterwards because you will receive ALL YOU NEED to move forward with wellness. So instead of an hour and a half appointment with me, your coaching comes in an improved format! This new format includes weekly phone calls with me; group forum support from others going through the same program; website access with daily program material including handouts, videos and/or worksheets; Eating for Healing classes; and so much more. It's called Restoring Wellness, and it's available in January. We will still address your individual needs, but you'll also be altering your lifestyle at the same time. Without this change to your lifestyle, you will only need to come see me again in 4-6 weeks.
For example, if you needed homeopathic support for inflammation, I will still make that recommendation as I did before, but I will also teach you how and when to use homeopathics so you can easily reach for your next remedy yourself! It's all about empowerment with Restoring Wellness! Check out the info, flyer and website below and I hope to see you in the program!
The coaching you've been asking for is finally here!
Prior to creating this program, Coach Stephanie ran a survey asking hundreds of people what class subjects they'd like to see in the program, plus she surveyed what price people would pay for such powerful coaching. Not only has she included the top 5 Eating for Healing subjects, but the top 9, plus bonus mini-classes! And the best part is the price; receive this amazing coaching for as little as $5 per day!
A Program for Everyone
This 6-week, fully online, fully coached program restores your wellness from wherever you are currently - from the beginner to the savvy health nut. Whether you are:
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A Guide to Special Dietary Needs During the Holidays by Stephanie Austin, HHP
Nothing seems more daunting than attending, or hosting, a dinner party when you have special dietary needs to consider. Few people elect to be this...
Assuring Fall and Winter Wellness From the Foods We Eat by Stephanie Austin, HHP
Have you ever wondered why we tend to get sick during this holiday season? With all of the indulgences, increase of calories and decrease in...
by Stephanie Austin, HHP
Printed in Information Press December 2013
Nothing seems more daunting than attending, or hosting, a dinner party when you have special dietary needs to consider. Few people elect to be this “picky,” as those with special dietary needs are often labeled. In fact, when health is their motivation, eating out of the home can cause anxiety and feelings of isolation. Having compassion for their choices, whether due to allergies, religion or personal preference, will not only assure they attend your party but having a dish in their honor will win their hearts over as well.
Special Dietary Needs
5 Tips to Appeal to Everyone at the Table
A vegetarian likes vegetables. For most health conscious vegetarians, there is no need to add textured vegetable protein or faux-meat products. Bring vegetable variety to the table and your vegetarian guest will be happy and full.
Stephanie Austin is a certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Nutrition Coach and owner of Wellness by Mother Nature. She has released over 60 pounds and conquered years of junk food addiction through holistic healing and nutrition techniques that she now passes onto others. She coaches people online and locally on the healing value of nutrition and the innate self-healing abilities of a body in balance.
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Have you ever wondered why we tend to get sick during this holiday season?
With all of the indulgences, increase of calories and decrease in foods rich in micronutrients, our immune system becomes increasingly taxed. While there are numerous factors that reduce our immunity, some of
the culprits come from our diet, including:
• Less raw foods, more cooked foods - As our shopping lists start to shift from fresh, moisture-rich fruits and vegetables, to root vegetables, casseroles and desserts, we shift from a diet with plenty of raw foods to a predominately cooked one. In 1930, researchers at the Institute of Clinical Chemistry in Lausanne, Switzerland, discovered that eating cooked and processed foods, verses raw and natural foods, caused an elevation in white blood cells similar to when the immune system responds to an infection or poison. This
digestive leukocytosis, as it is called, is as a result of food lacking digestive enzymes, which become destroyed in the cooking process. Eating a predominately cooked-food diet will lower your immune resistance and make you more vulnerable to genuine ailments such as the common cold or flu.
• Blood sugar fluctuations - Also lowering your immune resistance is the hypoglycemic effect, whereby your blood sugar constantly rises to handle a sugary or starchy meal but then lowers after the insulin goes to work. These frequent sugar indulgences between October and December is a major factor in the rise of ailments. Fortunately, by incorporating some or all of the following tips into your dietary lifestyle, you can
remain strong and healthy throughout this cherished time of year.
• 51% of the food on your plate, by weight, should be raw, plant-based food to avoid digestive leukocytosis. You can imagine it will require quite a bit more green salad to outweigh your turkey and mashed potatoes.
• Add fiber-rich foods such as chia seeds, psyllium husk and/or black beans (great in brownies); or cinnamon to your sweets to slow down the rise in your blood sugar.
• Consider halving or splitting the ratio of your traditional sweeteners with lower-glycemic varieties, such as: palm nectar (coconut sugar), stevia liquid or powder, barhi dates, or even raw, unheated and unprocessed local honey.
• Avoid dairy and gluten, food-like products to help modulate the immune response, which tends towards over-reactive and inflammatory promoting behavior with a diet including these common allergens.
• Incorporate some of Mother Nature's medicinal foods into your weekly diet to help support your health.
This blog is on the many avenues that interest Coach Stephanie. Subjects are a vast array of hobbies, career, desires, coaching and lifestyle.
"I am here for support, guidance, education and as an example of what works for ME. What works for me may work for you or at least provide you with a starting point from which to explore. I am discovering what works for me at every moment. I don’t have it all figured out, but I do feel I have a teaching and healing nature with which I am here to share. In this blog, I offer you a view into my practice of being that which makes my experience - MINE."
Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Practitioner, Stephanie Austin, was guided into holistic living in 2002 when she was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis, an uncommon autoimmune disease affecting the skin and muscle.
Opting for education rather than medication, Austin enrolled in a Holistic Health Practitioner program in 2004 after realizing she'd been gifted with disease so that she may learn to heal herself and later teach others to do the same.
Since her education, Austin has released over 60 pounds and conquered years of junk food addiction through holistic healing and nutrition techniques that she now passes onto others through her business, Wellness by Mother Nature.
Austin has been the Director of Education and Board Member for the nonprofit organization, The Wellness Kitchen. She is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Award from www.ACHS.edu.
Austin is an author, coach and speaker who empowers people on the healing value of nutrition and the innate self-healing abilities of a body in balance.
She has helped hundreds of people achieve balance through methods such as meditation, herbs, movement, supplements, aromatherapy, homeopathy, nutrition, mind-body connection, energy healing and by closely listening to the needs of her clients.
It is awareness that brings change, not your effort. Why does it happen through awareness? - because the awareness changes you. And when you are different, the world is different. It is not a question of creating a different world, it is only a question of creating a different you. You are your world; so if you change, the world changes.
My Other Blogs
I've used several websites over the years to journal my juice cleanses. Since there are many years worth of journals, I am slowly moving them all to this one. Meanwhile, you can view my First Juice Fast blog here and a few others here and here.
If you're looking for program specific blogs (ie. Juice Cleanse or Gluten Free) visit the Classes and Programs here for their respective blogs, which are password assessable to clients only.
The Traveling Homesteader has an entirely separate blog here.
Otherwise, I write everything else here at www.StephanieAustin.com.