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Sleep better tonight, 3 Must-Do things that will knock you out, in a good way

Sleep better tonight, 3 Must-Do things that will knock you out, in a good way

Sep 25, 2019

Hello friends,

I work with many clients whose first issue they seek help with is sleeping better.  We have conditioned ourselves with habits that are actually getting in the way of our brain’s natural needs, to steadily prepare for a good night’s rest.

 Nights are designed to sleep. With all the technology interaction at night, our brain gets confused. While we are in front of a tv or laptop or phone our brain understands in daylight because the brain doesn’t know any better and stays wired keeping us awake until we turn screens off. Then the brain needs some time to realize that means sleep time by releasing melatonin to put our brain to sleep. Then the brain starts the cell restoration process and resting time. When we spend time in front of a tv, it is time we are shaving from restoring and resting causing all kinds of health issues or sleep deprivation. Under these circumstances our brain can function 100% the next day. Use these easy peasy technics to train your brain to be more effective while you are awake.

 

Lavender scrub

Make a mix with lavender essential oil and your favorite scrub. Use the scrub vigorously on your arms, chest, back, and face.  

Cacao and Almond Milk

Warm, mix and drink 8-10 ounces of delicious and creamy almond milk with a tablespoon of cacao powder.  I use a milk frothing machine that warms and mixes as once, and it is always such a treat.  If you wish, you could heat on the stove and use a whisk just as easily.   Remember in GROUP we talk a lot about the power of cacao, and how it has the most natural magnesium of any food.  This will bring you to a most restful state before getting into bed.

Get off of your phone, unplug it all 

   Set a timer (a lot of phones have this feature) and stay true to your plan.  We must not give in to the excuses of needing to do just ‘one more thing’ in our day or check that Instagram one last time. It will be there tomorrow, I promise you!

 

Remember…

These changes that come from these routines are real, and with time they become so natural to you that you will wonder how you waited so long to make them.

Our Programs are here to Help you meet your goals, and if you are feeling like some extra guidance is what it takes, join a group class, get some 1:1 coaching, and treat yourself right. 

 

Thank you and talk to you soon,

~Gemi

 

Book a Call with Gemi Today!

You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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Health Natural Remedies

One Of My Clients Is Officially Healed From Type 2 Diabetes!

One Of My Clients Is Officially Healed From Type 2 Diabetes!

May 08, 2019

Hello!

This morning I had to get ready to go to one of my client’s doctor’s appointment, and the reason is because today was her last appointment with the diabetes doctor. She was sick with diabetes for years, she was taking medication and she was also taking insulin injections because of her Type 2 diabetes.

After working for a period of time with me and doing exactly what I told her to do, finally, with her doctor, we got her off insulin. So, this is a very difficult thing to make happen but when you are taking care of yourself, there is nothing more rewarding and there is no better investment than that one.

Book a Call with Gemi Today!

You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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Natural Remedies

Octobiotics

Octobiotics

Sep 29, 2018

Same symptoms, same medication, same scenario…is your body being treated like a production line instead of being treated for Optimal Health?

 

Shortly after I moved to the US, I began working as a business director in a behavioral practice. I was astonished at the number of patients that were taking prescribed medication (100% of those in the practice).  What was more disturbing was the fact that most patients were taking more than one prescribed medication, often 3 or 4 different medications. Most of this medication was given to counteract each other or side effects of the medication.

 

Coming from Europe, I had a hard time digesting this since my family had been using naturopathy, homeopathy or other alternative medicine for years. Working in a practice where patients and doctors didn’t see a way around prescribed medication was one of the reasons I decided to go back to my origins and move to a holistic approach for my clients.

 

Recently, several new clients have turned to me for alternatives to traditional medicine, which wasn’t working for them. The horror stories they have told me, not only infuriated me but also made me realize that I could address these topics in my monthly articles.

 

“Octobiotics”

This month I am focusing on antibiotics. In the last few weeks, I have had 3 new clients who had UTI’s and were prescribed antibiotics for over a year and a half, one of them for 2 years.

 

Same symptoms, same medication, same scenario, different doctors, different patients.

 

In all 3 cases, these patients were diagnosed with a UTI and their doctors started them on a series of antibiotics for a week and told it should be done if there weren’t further problems. No explanation about UTI or the possible causes, no alternative options, just “take an antibiotic for this” period. A couple weeks later, these clients went back to their doctors because they still had UTI symptoms and again, they were prescribed another round of antibiotics. This pattern continued for over a year and a half and two years with the 3 of them.

 

These clients came to me from different channels and for different reasons but all three let me know that they had been fighting a UTI for some time. I am always very cautious making quick assessments or having an opinion about other professionals but this is getting out of hand.

 

I am not saying that all doctors are the same. There are wonderful, amazing devoted professionals in the healthcare system that have the humility and capacity to ask for a second opinion when something is not working.

 

Antibiotics are useful or necessary when there is a serious infection that can’t be treated with anything else, such as meningitis or others with the same aggressive behavior, bacterial or viral as these can be fatal.

 

A UTI is not fatal. It can be treated with natural remedies that act faster and are more effective without any harmful side effects. When we do this quite often we achieve Optimal Health rather than destroying the immune system.  The same cannot be said about antibiotics.

 

The regular intake of antibiotics causes different problems in the body:

  •       They stop being effective.
  •       The body loses the capacity to fight any kind of infection
  •       The body becomes resistant to antibiotics to the point that antibiotics are no longer effective if needed in the future for a more serious infection.
  •       Antibiotics destroy all bacteria in our gut causing all kind of digestive problems and creating an environment prone to fungus and yeast infections in other areas of our body.

 

The bottom line is this: if you go to the doctor for a mild problem and your doctor prescribes more than one round of antibiotics in a short period of time, please seek a second option before you start on a second round of antibiotics. Very often, nature provides us with the solutions we need for our problems.

 

In the cases of these clients, I suggested 2 different remedies to overcome their UTIs. All 3 of them showed improvement within 24 hours and they each emailed or messaged me to tell me how much better they were feeling after only 24 hours of a different approach. We are now working in rebuilding their immune systems and restoring the gut which won’t take long because their body was eager for something good and natural.

 

Book a Call with Gemi Today!

You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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Inflammation Natural Remedies

Inflammation Part 1

Inflammation Part 1

Jul 24, 2018

We frequently hear the word “inflammation.” Do we really know what it means?

Often, we don’t.

We have an overall idea, but we can’t picture it inside our body because the type of inflammation we see it’s usually on our skin. Beyond that, we label it with another name or diagnosis.

Inflammation starts in an specific area of your body. It gets irritated, at first, due to external or internal agents causing  swelling in that part, redness, irritability and in some cases mucus or bleeding, depending where the inflammation takes place.

Every imbalance, illness, or unusual sensation in our body belongs to an inflammatory response. Inflammation is the way our body is telling us, “I am getting sick, take care of me.”

We do not “listen” what our body has to say for different reasons, here are some:

  • We are busy.
  • We are disconnected from our nature
  • We assume being uncomfortable is normal.
  • We can even make pain into a way of living just because we get used to it.

I truly believe our body is designed to function at ultimate health on its own, we just get in the way. How?

Well, we have a particular way of doing basic things unnaturally:

  • The way we are eating.
  • Sleeping deprivation.
  • Negative thinking.
  • Spend more hours facing a screen than anything else.
  • Over-medicating.
  • Breathing polluted air.
  • Using chemicals on our skin.
  • …and the worse of all, we live in constant stress.

We ignore the signals our body sends such, for example:

We eat something, let’s say pizza and we feel bloated, uncomfortable and the digestion takes hours to process. We even have to undo our pants button. In spite of all of that most, certainly we will eat pizza again and again…

That state is inflammation. Being bloated is not normal or good. That is the first sign we need to listen, our body is not happy with pizza!

If we persist with eating pizza, most likely the bloating will turn persistent. That is inflammation.

Inflammation causes all kind of unbalances and problems in our gut causing very unpleasant side effects such as:

  • We gain weight
  • We get gassy
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation

Learning how to listen to our body is very important.

Our body is a perfect machine that is capable of performing at very high levels when it’s well taken care of…or absolutely the opposite when not. Your choice, what’s going to be for you?

Stay tuned next month for more about inflammation. What causes it? How can you reduce it?

Book a Call with Gemi Today!

You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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