My mom is soon to have specialized surgery up at UCSF and she will be juicing thru the entire process. I'd like to share the journey with you to inspire and enlighten. Stay tuned!
This just in from a Restoring Wellness participant who has an uncommon autoimmune disease that hospitalized him for 6 months:
"Doctor appointment today.....iron levels that were very low 3 months ago, today are in the normal range! Blood work overall looks good! Thank you Stephanie!" His wife added, "[The Doctor] called him Miracle Man."
Their dedication to the program is paying off on many levels. I LOVE hearing stuff like this!
Here's from another participant who has been tracking her diabetes throughout the program and has since gotten off of medication:
"I just had some blood work done that my dr. requested. She wanted another A1c test to check my average glucose level - my last one was a year ago. I just got the results and my A1c went from 7.6 to 6.0!!!! I should be down a little more but my dr. thought that was an excellent reading. I think she was shocked. The last several months since applying your programs and style of eating has made a huge difference and there is the proof! I told her I was off the meds all this time and she said by far diet and exercise is the best way to treat."
She has transformed her lifestyle greatly using the 6-week Restoring Wellness Program and the 10-day Juice Cleanse. FYI, for someone who doesn't have diabetes, a normal A1C level can range from 4.5 to 6 percent.
SOOOOOoooo excited hearing stuff like this!
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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!
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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!
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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.
Today is the 60th day of my juice cleanse, which I will end in the next day or two, after I finish unpacking some kitchen materials. I'm excited for this new journey, new home and new wardrobe! I really have to go shopping to end this sloppily-put-together look I've been rockin.
Here are a few photos to compare; however, I don't really have many before the cleanse anyhow. I am free from ALL of the Dermatomyositis symptoms I was suffering from and I have full control over food, which were my main priorities. I didn't really weigh myself often prior to this cleanse so I do not know the exact numbers, but I guesstimate I've lost 25-28 pounds. If I continue this regained control over food, avoid irritating foods for my dosha and keep up exercise, I may only put on 5 pounds (the avg weight of food in the colon). That feels good.
Onward! Cheers :)
A few comparison shots...
No post processing on the above photo, which is tough for a photographer to do; however, all my photo processing software is not on my new computer and it's packed someplace since I just moved this week. Below are a few others to compare through the years.
This was an exciting opportunity for me. Dave The Raw Food Trucker came through San Luis Obispo County to share his phenomenal healing story with us at Bliss Cafe (thanks to our mutual friend and photographer JoJo Shaiken Photography. After discussing the many benefits of a raw, vegan and organic lifestyle rich in fresh green juices, Dave invited me up to share my background with losing over 60 pounds after changing to a vegetarian and raw food diet. On day 48 of my 60-day juice cleanse, it was incredibly inspiring to me to meet such a person as Dave. He advised the attendees that I am the local resource for raw, vegan nutrition and juice coaching, and then we carried on with magnificent discussions on nutrition, healing and metaphysics. Stay tuned for some future collaborations!
Day 49 of my 60-day juice cleanse and I'm super excited to add-in a water-only fast for three days. Two of those days will include a silence retreat including no visitors, speaking, phones, internet, music, electronics, etc. Much of the retreat will be spent in meditation and silence. That will surely take my healing even deeper! Prior to that, I'll be packing up my house and after the water-silence bit, moving into my new house - what a shift aye?! After the 60-day goal, I will wait until hunger returns before breaking my fast. I'll start trying to stimulate hunger by smelling foods, preparing more foods for others and maybe upping my bee pollen and powdered Earth consumption. Since I have ZERO hunger now, waiting until hunger returns after 60 days will be a great indicator as to the progress of my cleanse. Excited to have experienced this journey!
My next 10-day, fully coached Juice Cleanse starts March 1st. More information on the program is available at http://juicing.wellnessbymothernature.com.
A few weeks ago, I started training for the toughest 5k in my area. Approximately 2 miles of it is up and down a steep hill. I've recently added daily yoga using www.yogaglo.com to the mix and I love it! Such a wonderful program that enables you to practice before the sun comes up so you can move on with your day.
Truly feeling amazing and even a little bittersweet that this cleanse is coming to an end soon.
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.