This just in from a mom in my Restoring Wellness program online:
"I wanted to share these pictures of my son who is away at college. He is almost 20 years old and an athlete. The first picture was taken last August. Our lives were in turmoil, his dad [see Franklin in testimonials] in the hospital, starting freshman year away from home, stressed and eating the standard American diet. Fast forward to mom [see Kristy in testimonials] and dad beginning Stephanie's program in January, and eventually he began eating the way we have learned to eat.
The picture on the right is from the beginning of his sophomore year. He eats as well as he can in his school cafeteria, but he has incorporated the following into his daily routine: pau d' arco tincture, systemic and digestive enzymes, aloe vera, chia and apple cider vinegar in his water. He also includes other super foods like goji berries and raw cacao when he can. He eats gluten free whenever it's an option. It's amazing to look back and see how puffy he was before, and how healthy he looks now. Proof that food can heal, and even a college student can make daily changes to improve health and feel better. We are proud of our Alex!"
(All testimonials shared are with permission from those mentioned)
Next program starts October 11th. Thru September, receive $50 off plus early enrollment bonuses! www.WellnessByMotherNature.com (just click Restoring Wellness logo for details)
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Lincoln and His Team of Homeopaths
"inherent in homeopathy is a profound respect for the "wisdom of the body," and therefore, homeopaths tend to maintain a significant skepticism of and criticism for using powerful drug treatments that tend to suppress symptoms and push a person's disease deeper into his/her body and mind."
Read the article here: http://modo.ly/YyM7ZF
Coach Stephanie educates on How and When to Use Homeopathy in online and local classes. Details at www.WellnessByMotherNature.com
Taste the rainbow.
There's a class I teach at local churches and centers just for children on discovering a variety of healthy foods by their color and value.
There are coloring pages, songs, and fun ways to learn about nutrition. Is there a place you would like to see this class offered? I love to travel and teach. Local too!
It is best for ages 4-10 though younger members can still enjoy the coloring and songs too.
I am told by the last church that children still remember and discuss the nutritional value in the different colors of food.
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
If you were advised by doctors you won't be able to lift your arms again, would you give up? Franklin didn't...
On the last day of the Restoring Wellness program, I always feel a bitter-sweetness as those whom I've gotten to know so well over the past 6 weeks move on with their own motivation. It thrills me to no end when people re-enroll time after time. In fact, several folks are on a twice per year plan and some have been in the program since it began in January.
I host a call on the last day for people to ask lingering questions, talk with other alumni from previous programs and share their personal testimonials. On tonight's call, I recorded Franklin and Kristy - a husband and wife team from the Bay Area who have been on the program since January.
I'd love for you to listen in on this recorded call here
You can read all about their journeys, including photos and other recorded calls athttp://restoringwellness.wellnessbymothernature.com/testimonials.html
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!
The next program starts August 23rd and through the 16th, you can use this coupon code for $100 OFF - WTE0TG2LAVN6
Click the Restoring Wellness logo at www.WellnessByMotherNature.com for more info and testimonials.
Here's one of the Restoring Wellness alumni binders. One of the daily 'lesson' pages within the website is how to create a binder from the 42 days of materials, classes, recipes and individual consultations. She has tabs for each of the days, resources and Eating for Healing classes.
I'm impressed with those that take full advantage of opportunities to grow, change and discover.
The next enrollment begins August 16th and until August 5th, I'm offering $100 off the program dues. The money that you save eating whole foods during the cleanse alone is likely to pay for this program. Or, try the 6 month - no payments, no interest option!
So far I've coached Nurses, Gastroenterologists, Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors, Sports Coaches, Chiropractors, Teachers, Flight attendants, Iron Man athletes, Farmers, and Students.
Some without a single 'ailment' and an aspiration to keep it that way, and others with stage four cancer, congestive heart failure, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, thyroid concerns, food allergies, and arthritis.
With each and every conclusion of the program, I become more and more in love with the format, duration and results. I make changes and updates to the website after each program and it only gets better and better results.
So excited to meet the next group of people who are ready to discover how "well their body is designed to feel."
Register today as this program fills up every time since it began in January.
Program details and testimonials at http://restoringwellness.wellnessbymothernature.com/
I've spent this morning with my clients on their individual weekly phone call as part of the Restoring Wellness Program. I always feel so high after listening to their progress.
They talk about experiencing youthfulness they haven't known in years, and successes such as weight management, being pain free, getting off of medications, etc. that they didn't even realize would happen in such a short period of time.
I am so honored. I love my job!
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.