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What Is A Cell To Soul Approach?

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Here is THE FASTEST anatomy lesson you’ll ever have. This is how we are made up;

 

We are chemicals first - atoms and molecules.

Then CELLS. Groups of similar cells make up tissues. One or more types of tissues make up organs, and organs that work in the same production line and rely on each other make up an organ system like the endocrine system, the nervous system, the digestive system etc. 

The nervous system especially determines what kind of reactivity you have in situations and whether your default setting is having a positive or negative outlook on life. When things stress you out are you very reactive? Are you a Negative Nancy? Do you get defensive easily? Or are you usually cool, calm and collected?

If you’re working on changing yourself for the better, e.g. the way you handle situations (i.e. a workmate who constantly undermines you), how you perceive yourself - looking in the mirror with self-love or self-loathe, or how content and grateful you feel about being alive every day
- then can you see how depriving your CELLS of the nutrients they need to survive and thrive is going to make the changes you’re hoping to achieve incredibly difficult? There’s willpower and then there’s near impossibility. 

That is how "Cell to Soul" came about. Yes I am a sucker for alliteration but the concept of this is so strikingly straight-forward (see?) term is how I live my life, and how I encourage my clients and followers to transform their lives. In my opinion, your SOUL is the kind of energy you ooze every day and is all those things I just mentioned; how you handle emotion, your attitude and your relationships (especially with your relationship with you).

Health is not just a diet that makes you lose 5kg and feel better about waking up - it’s your ability to influence people, to alter perceptions, to smash your highest PBs, to become the reason someone else comes to work, to make marked impacts on your social and family communities and to give your children (whenever you decide to have them) the BEST damn genetic blue-print you possibly can, so that they can be everyday super heroes just like the best version of you is.

A Cell to Soul approach covers all bases and become as full-proof a plan as you can ever have, naturally. It's changing the micro parts of you and working on the bigger picture simultaneously so we can be better, happier people faster. Seems like a pretty bloody solid formula to me!

 

Dee x

3 simple swaps for incredibly better health

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Let's cut to the chase. You can't drink coca-cola (A.K.A. a cup of chemical sugar) and eat McDonalds and FEEL your best. Sure you might LOOK skinny - but you're undoubtedly adding to your risk of heart disease, diabetes, mood disorders as well as deteriorating your entire Gastro Intestinal Tract (GIT) which lead to a whole other bunch of problems for your health. In my opinion, even if most of your diet didn't change, changing ONLY these 3 things would drastically improve your health AND help you shed the fat - promise! 

1. Red Meat & Chicken FOR Legumes

Organic  (even tinned...) chickpeas, beans (all kinds!), lentils, peanuts. They're GOOD sources of plant protein and full of fibre (so not only do they fill you up, they flush you out.) Farm animals are fed antibiotics every day and your body could really do without ingesting the antibiotics they consume over a lifetime. PLUS, even though farmers aren't "adding hormones" anymore, you're still eating something that produced it's own hormones which will alter yours when you consume it. If you're into vibrations and energy, you'll also notice you take on the energy of the animals that you eat - they lived lives remember that, and the parts of them you're consuming still hold their (often low) vibrating molecules that all living matter is made up of.  

2. Coffee FOR Kombucha

Beaming with live probiotics, if you were to swap your cup of Joe for a fresh cup of Kombucha, you'd notice you'll feel energetic without that anxious feeling. You'd also notice improved elimination (poo/wee!) and better hair, skin and nails which coffee tends to frizz up and dry out.

3. Boxed goods FOR Fresh Food

Obviously this covers nearly the rest of your food, but even swapping your SNACKS each day between main meals for a piece of fresh fruit or raw veggies (celery, cucumber, tomato, carrot) will give you so many more nutrients than a burnt out piece of cardboard ever could no matter what the ingredients i.e. muesli bars/crispbreads/biscuits.

These swaps are actually easy and $$$$ COST WISE are very similar. You'll even find swapping your red meat for legumes SAVES you money. Try it, and see for yourself!

Dee x

Why Being Pregnant Feels Like Being An Alien

If you’re like me, you like to wing things. You’ve always “winged it” in life because you always had an unwavering faith that deep down, no matter what happens, you WILL be OK. 

And more often than not, more than OK.

So I giggle to myself to think about the situation I’m in right now. I’m exactly 16 weeks pregnant and completely winging it through this pregnancy so far and it’s for a couple of reasons!

 

1. There’s a shitload of Information out there that will make it's way to you

A lot of people have a lot of opinions, and from family to doctors to midwives, I have certainly been delivered more than enough information that has been handed to me on a silver platter (or should I say in a large stack of catalogues/papers). I am grateful for these health professionals that I can place my trust in them to safely guide me through unknown territory, which is funny because up until now, I’ve always had a bit of a vendetta against GPs and the healthcare system (as a lot of Nutritionists seem to have to be honest). It's nice to see the other side of the system - the side that is proactive about health and wellbeing.

But I’m really not 'worried'. Yes, I’ve felt horribly nauseous and breathless for majority of this 16 weeks but I am really prepared to take each step as it comes with my partner and not worry too much about the future… because there’s that deep seeded knowing that everything will work out exactly how it’s meant to and not a touch different. 

That’s not to say I’m not stressed about getting everything ready in time especially financially, but ever since I’ve taken the passenger seat in my own body, I have been completely blown away by the wonder that is the human body, and it has put me at ease that my body has got it all under control... which brings me to the next reason...

 

2. The human body is the coolest engine that will ever exist

As if I wasn’t already obsessed enough with the body. I keep saying to people how awe-struck I am that I have never needed to TEACH my body how to grow a human and yet it is - how it can expand and loosen it’s muscles or how to stretch the organs in the body to prepare for something it’s not yet experienced - I mean, the human body is an incredibly delicate machine and how this baby can take what it needs from my body without me having to do much is unfathomable. 

So yes I feel very much like an alien in my own body - in the best way - (the same body I’ve always been so in tune with) and it’s an experience I wanted to share with you because it’s such a beautiful feeling!

Have you felt this sense of fascination in your pregnancy too? I’d really love to know from you mummas and mummas-to-be out there…

Please share your thoughts with me at dee@celltosoul.com.au

I would love to know if you’re feeling me on this topic!!

 

Dee x