Nutrition and Healing

Monday, April 9, 2018

Workshops/Seminars - updated August 2018

BOISE, ID MERIDIAN, ID NAMPA, ID areas  - Lose Your Mummy Tummy Seminar/Workshop

 All three days included in the workshop  

Day 1: Thursday,  September 13th (7:30- 10:00pm)
Day 2: Thursday September 27th  (8:00-10:00pm)
Day 3:  Thursday October 11th  (8-10:00pm) 


Day 1 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
  • 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 sliding scale  $90 (if only 1-5 people in class) $75 (for 6-9 people in class)  $55  (for 10-15 people).   Email me or text me directly now to register 708 466 7237  Reclaimyourcore@gmail.com and for payment.*

    Monday, February 5, 2018

    Check out this clip!
    Busy mother of Three does Tupler Technique and gets her flat belly back!  Finally feels more like herself again after years of not, re-gains self confidence !

    These are simple , gentle exercises that you can do , 10 minutes a couple times a day.

    https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/getting-rid-of-mommy-tummy-

    You can do this too!   Feb 3- skype sessions package is 10% off.   Don't wait until summer to get your abs back!

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Welcoming our Baby to the world!

    So excited to announce the addition of our little one! We always knew we wanted between 3 and 5 kids and now we are THAT family with  FIVE kids!  When trying to get pregnant with baby number three, 6 months of trying seemed like forever!  We finally tried NAET , an allergy elimination technique that reset my body's reaction and ability to process progesterone correctly and ZINC correctly.  That was enough, and my body was able to do the rest.  Apparently I was able to ovulate (cycle is very irregular) and we were pregnant just a couple weeks later.
       
    After our 3rd little girl was born, we decided that we would give my body 11 months to recover and then start trying to get pregnant.  Well, it took over a year this time!  We ended up doing acupuncture so I could get my period going again (it had been 22 months without). Eventually we were pregnant and had our little boy!  We all went gaga over this little boy and still do!  The joy he brings to our family, we can hardly contain.
             This time around, I did not stress.  Even though I was getting older (over that 35 yr mark!), we only had to have 1 more, to have the family we desired, and were in no rush.  I feel so blessed to have the Tupler Technique in my life, because every pregnancy we have had, the recovery has been just that much better each time.  I knew I could get waistline back and feel strong again, and my pelvic floor in tact if i was consistent with using my transverse the way I was taught in the Tupler Technique and if I performed my exercises and wore the therapeutic splint.
           This definitely took pressure off of our decision to have 5 children. Last January, we saw Kristin Burris of Eagle Acupuncture in Eagle, ID because she is a fertility specialist, and I had had a prompting to get acupuncture done the previous June and to start trying to get pregnant.  A couple weeks after my first two sessions, we were pregnant!  What a blessing. We were especially thrilled and feeling very blessed because we had lost a baby a couple months prior and were still mourning that.l Joy filled our void and we could sense this special spirit waiting to join our family.

          This pregnancy did wipe me out a bit in those first months (that did not happen as much my first 3 pregnancies, when I was ages 25,28, and 31), but once I got the proper supplements, and into the 2nd trimester, I got most of my energy back.  I was able to wear the Diastasis Rehab Splint, at night and during exercise and more regularly during the 3rd trimester.

    Wearing the splint, helped keep my rectus abdominals together and the exercises helped keep the muscles strong.  I was able to attend an exercise class 3 times a week throughout the pregnancy, modifying the class to make sure I could keep my transverse engaged with each exercise, and making sure I modified the ab exercises so my shoulders were never coming off the ground, so that I was never on all fours, and not doing planks or mountian climbers.  These modifications made sure I did not have unnecessary stress on my connective tissue  (which already is affected during pregnancy with an expanding uterus and increased relaxin hormone circulating).

    October 1st we were thrilled to welcome our baby girl Reese Elizabeth 7lbs 8oz, 21 inches


    Straight from heaven!  Feeling so blessed!




    Thursday, January 11, 2018

    Our little family (which we just added to in October!) has moved accross the country to Idaho.  A big change for us to live here, but we are enjoying it!   The climate is dry, the mountains are plentiful and the views are endless.  Don't worry, I still see clients from Missouri and Maryland via skype and am able to coach them through with great results.  Please email reclaimyourcore@gmail.com for skype info.


    We are now offering classes in IDAHO!
     (Boise/Meridian/Nampa area)

    Want a flat Tummy?  Exercise often but can't get rid of the tummy bulge? Weak feeling core? Come heal your diastasis, lose inches in your waistline and get a flat tummy now!


    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)