Nutrition and Healing

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I have always known that nutrition plays a big part in our health and have been interested in this for the last 12 years. I know this is imperitive to address with my clients and to integrate this into the treatment of every person for the best and most effective healing. But, let's face it, addressing the whole person, and convincing them to change some things, can be: work!  However, if we don't address those things, we are only treating a problem, not the individual as a whole, and the desired affects will not be nearly as wonderful as if we address the person as a whole.   After studying medical Therapeutic Yoga through Ginger Garner's program, I can no longer address any therapy patient or client without adressing nutrition and lifestyle ( including, social support, mental, spiritual health). We have to treat the whole person and look at all aspects of life.
Food has a big role. It can be our safest most effective medicine or our slowest killer.  Even one good meal can start us in the right direction to healing!  We must learn what foods are anti-inflammatory and healing and focus on introducing these and using these in our lifestyle.  No diets, just eat to live!

The other thing I must consider in healing those that suffer from DR is cortisol levels and stress in our lives.  We will always have stressors in our lives, but whether we can step out of our situation and still be in a calm state can and be in a state of higher mindfulness can determine how our body reacts to these stressors, good or bad. Thus, meditation, breathing and mindfulness, even if it is just 2 or 5 minutes a day, can help us tap into our higher self and lower cortisol levels and be in a state of healing instead of constant fight or flight stress.  The tupler technique effectively teaches how to belly breathe, so practice it!!  Take two , five, ten or twenty minutes a day to belly breathe, as  un-distracted as possible. You must take time each day to be still.

Recently posted at diastasisrehab.com couldn't be any more perfect in its timing.  Read more to learn how to get results with nutrition!
Nutrition & Connective Tissue
IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION FOR HEALING CONNECTIVE TISSUE

The body is a “nutrient driven” machine, continuously breaking down and rebuilding connective tissue on a daily basis. This happens in both a state of injury and non-injury.  However, during a state of injury, healing connective tissue requires many more nutrients. Good nutrition is vital as repair places a great demand on the body's stores of existing nutrients.
There is now scientific evidence to support that “nutritional” therapy is a key factor in connective tissue repair. By creating the correct “nutritional environment” we can stimulate new growth and accelerate the repair process. So it is important for people working on closing their diastasis to pay attention to the nutritional component of healing connective tissue.
Along with nutrition, other things to consider are stress, lack of sleep and exposure to environmental toxins. These all affect our hormone levels, resulting in two things:
  1. Increased cortisol.  Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland. One of its functions is to inhibit inflammatory and immune responses. This is a problem when healing connective tissue because inflammation is a natural response to injury and it is important to keep it in balance. Meaning, that you do not want to either prevent this process from occurring or have it continue for too long a time. Prolonged inflammation causes pain and dysfunction. Totally stopping inflammation with increased cortisol levels or medication can result in delayed healing.  Vitamin C and zinc are helpful for “control” of inflammation.
  2. Decreased glucose absorption into cells and therefore an inability to make glucosamine. Glucosamine is an “amino sugar” that consists of glucose (sugar) and glutamine, an amino acid. Glucosamine helps cartilage hold water which is vital to cartilage health. 
go here to read more!!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Results!!

St Louis area mom who came to a very short intro to the Tupler Technique in April, who purchased the program and completed it. In August she posted her pics for her friends to see and gave me permission to post here.
"After simply one brief demonstration by Tami, here are the results of 18 weeks of TT. I kept telling myself that I'm "all in," which in my mind had two meanings, physically moving my organs behind my transverse muscles and that I was going to make the time every day no matter what. When I started, the widest (middle) was 41", 4 fingers wide and deep. That same area is now 34", 1.5 fingers and shallow and I have a belly button! Finally my breasts and belly are not competing for going outward. The journey isn't over, but my intensive is and I will continue to keep an awareness with these precious muscles that were so kind to help me carry my babies. "

before: tupler technique - 41 inch waist
after 18 week program.  She lost 7 inches!!! = 34 inch waist

before  

after - diastasis went from 4 fingers wide , very deep, to 1.5 fingers wide and shallow
The key to results for this mom was belief that she could and knowledge of what to do!
Don't wait to get started!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

3 St Louis area workshops! Register now!


Dr. Felicity Keough of Keough Chiropractic has asked if her clinic could host a Seminar at her chiropractic clinic to be able to offer the Tupler Technique to her patients and others!
I am excited to get to know her and her team, as they serve many women bringing wholeness to them and their families in this area with so much to offer at their clinic.

St Charles  - Lose Your Mummy Tummy Seminar

Keough Chiropractic:

20 Triad S Dr, St Charles, MO 63304

(636) 244-4994


OPTION Ithree day workshop ($120)

Class 1: Saturday, Sept 12th  (9-noon)
Class 2: Saturday Sept 26th  (9-11am)
Class 3: Saturday Oct 10th  (9-11am) 


OPTION II Seminar portion only   ($55)

Saturday Sep 12th( 9-noon)

Seminar covers:
  • what is diastasis
  • causes
  • who is affected
  • what to avoid in order to heal
  • Tupler Technique 4 step program
  • how to apply program to your life
  • will test each participant for diastasis  
  • help each participant fit and apply a splint
  • will test for core/muscle activation
Workshop Covers
  • Day 1 is the Seminar (see above)
  • Day 2
    • we will check progress of diastasis after participant has strengthened for two weeks
    • we will assess and correct muscle activation of the transverse and performance of the core exercises
    • we will assess and  correct form and posture with exercises ad well as technique
    • we will learn how to use the transverse effectively with daily movements and with exercising (stretching ,strengthening arms and legs)
    • we will advance the exercises and learn headlifts and double splinting exercise
  • Day3   
    •   we will critique technique of exercises and posture 
    • continue to learn how to incorporate use of transverse and core with whole body exercises  
    • learn multiple ways and postures to perform exercises
    • review double splinting and headlift techniques
    • recheck diastasis and measure progress
     
Advanced registration required. Cost $120 or $55. Includes 1 three hour seminar ($55) including personal diastasis assessment and program recommendation or 1 three hour seminar plus 2 follow up classes ($120  total).  Early bird discount by 8/29/15  = $10  Email me directly now to register Reclaimyourcore@gmail.com and for payment.*
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 St Louis September /October- Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshops
Crossroads Chiropractic 
  314.439.0777 
   12324 Olive Blvd. 
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

SEPTEMBER 25th 2015 Friday night 3 day WORKSHOP
Class 1: Friday, September 25th 2015 (7:00-10pm)
Class 2: Friday October 9th 2015 (7:30-9:30pm)
Class 3: Friday October 23rd 2015 (7:30-9:30pm) 

•Advanced registration is required. No day of admission. COST: $120   Includes 3 classes spread over 5 weeks and a Tupler technique guidebook.    Limited to 20 participants, minimum 6.  Email me directly now to register Reclaimyourcore@gmail.com and for payment.*

Register by Aug 30th for the early registration fee of $105

OCT/NO2015 Saturday 3 day WORKSHOP
Class 1: Saturday, October 24th 2015 (9:00-12:00pm)
Class 2: Saturday November 7th 2015 (9:00-11am)
Class 3: Saturday November 14th 2015 (9:00-11am)  

Friday, June 19, 2015

FREE BELLY CHECK

Do you have a diastasis? Is it mild?  Severe? No idea.
Come to crossroad chiropractic Tuesday June 30th for a free belly check from 6-8pm.  This is their open house and they will also have a biontologist, midwives, massage therapy, essential oils and more to check out.  Dont miss it!


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Time to Spring into Diastasis Healing!

I love Spring! I am sad we will miss the Cherry Blossom festival in D.C. this year. We were blessed we were able to catch it in FULL bloom on the peak day the two of the three years we were there!  It is breathtaking and amazing and a reminder of God's creative beauty.




So, what about Spring Classes!!!  
Close that GAP and LOSE inches around your WAISTline in time for SUMMER!


St Louis April - Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Workshop
Crossroads Chiropractic 
  314.439.0777 
   12324 Olive Blvd. 
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Class 1: Saturday April 11th 2015 (9:00- 12:00pm)
Class 2: Saturday April 25th 2015 (9:00-11:00am)
Class 3: Saturday May 9th 2015  (9:00- 11:00am)

•Advanced registration is required. No day of admission. COST: $120   Includes 3 classes spread over 5 weeks and a Tupler technique guidebook.    Limited to 20 participants, minimum 6.  Email me directly now to register Reclaimyourcore@gmail.com and for payment.*

Register by March 28th for the early registration fee of $105.



More cherry blossomness!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

UPDATE - Now registering for our FEB 2014 St Louis workshop

 BABY UPDATE!  Baby Boy arrived on Christmas Eve! Many days later than our expected date of Dec 17th, but he came on his own time. He was 7lbs 5 oz, my smallest baby! He already was up to 9 lbs at three weeks, so he didn't stay small for long!  He jumped from drowning in newborn jammies at his 6 lbs 13 oz at his 3 day check to barely fitting 3 month jammies! Our girls never grew that fast!

NOTE:  CLASS TIMES HAVE CHANGED! Please take a look!

Feb 2014 Lose Your Mummy Tummy St Louis Workshop

Crossroads Chiropractic 
  314.439.0777 
   12324 Olive Blvd. 
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

St Louis Feb/March workshop
Class 1: Saturday Feb 7th 2015 (9:00am- 12:00pm)
Class 2: Saturday Feb 21st 2014 (9:00- 11:00am)
Class 3: Saturday Mar 7th 2014  (9:00- 11:00am)

•Advanced registration is required. No day of admission. COST: $120   Includes 3 classes spread over 5 weeks and a Tupler technique guidebook.    Limited to 20 participants, minimum 6.  Email me directly now to register Reclaimyourcore@gmail.com and for payment.*

Register by Jan 25th for the early registration fee of $105.



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wentzville - Nov Diastasis workshop, St Louis Feb 2015 workshop

We are squeezing in one more class before my baby comes in December!
We have baby #4 , 32 weeks along and due in mid to late December and as far as we know we are about to add our first boy to the mix!
We are very excited and cannot wait for his arrival, but we are willing to wait until then so I can offer this class!!

Wentzville, MO area class - held in a private residence in Moscow Mills- address given upon registration

November/December Lose Your Mummy Tummy Workshop
Class 1: Tuesday Nov 11th 2014 (8-10pm)
Class 2: Tuesday Nov  25th  2014 (8-9:30pm)
Class 3: Tuesday Dec 9th 2014  (8-9:30pm)

Advanced registration is required.    Includes 3 classes spread over 4 weeks.    Limited to 15 participants, minimum 8.    Email me directly now to register Reclaimyourcore@gmail.com and for payment.*


Tupler Technique products are not included in class fee but will be available to participants at the workshop for a 10-15% discount or they can be purchased for a discount before hand and mailed to you ahead of time.

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Crossroads Chiropractic   314.439.0777    12324 Olive Blvd. 
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
St Louis Feb/March workshop
Class 1: Saturday Feb 7th 2015 (1:00- 4:00pm)
Class 2: Saturday Feb 21st 2014 (1:00- 3:00pm)
Class 3: Saturday Mar 7th 2014  (1:00- 3:00pm)

•Advanced registration is required. No day of admission. COST: $120   Includes 3 classes spread over 5 weeks and a Tupler technique guidebook.    Limited to 20 participants, minimum 6.  Email me directly now to register Reclaimyourcore@gmail.com and payment.*

Register by Jan 25th for the early registration fee of $105.