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Start the journey and process of healing and overcoming your health challenges. Follow a unique model and system designed to coach you through phases that embrace a Functional Health Approach to human vitality.
Phases of the Health Restoration Program
Each phase has been created and designed to flow from step-to-step, teaching you the strategies in the most effective way. Integrating tools such as functional medicine, assessments, structural integration, coaching techniques, understanding human function, creative behaviours, nutrition fine-tuning, movement as your medicine and much more.
REFLECT – “”
We’ll consider this your starting point. You may have been experiencing chronic health challenges for a few months, years or decades, but if you’re still in search of significant progress and solutions then we must reflect on what has lead to this point.
Consider – Why did you not bounce back right away? Why have you not solved this puzzle yet?
We won’t jump in to the “What should I take for this” and “What is the cure for that” debates. We’ll leave that for other approaches. If it hasn’t worked so far, then the likelihood is that we need a change.
A change in approach, perspective, methodology, assessment, behaviour, nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, cycles, patterns, mindset…….
A change in potentially anything really and we’ll expand as we move through all the phases. So, to ‘reflect’ is truly the most important step to put in place first and can of course be considered an ongoing process.
Look before you leap. Before you decide on the assessments and solutions that you’d like to put in place, just pause to consider a few aspects:
- How does the human body function?
- What is my Blueprint?
- Am I a system-of-systems?
- How do we define ‘health’?
- Why do we get ‘ill’?
- What is a symptom?
- Why have I not bounced-back?
- Do I have a plan?
- Is there a difference between ‘symptom-free’ and ‘optimal vitality’?
We’ll delve further into this to ensure that the next phases can be implemented in the most effective, efficient and powerful way. Follow the steps of the Health Restoration Program to Reflect and begin the healing process.
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REVEAL – ‘Assess for Success’
Building on a greater understanding and appreciation of how our bodies function – the second phase of the process is to gain individual insight and clarity into why you feel the way you feel.
It is often the case that by the time somebody seeks out a Functional Approach to Health and Wellbeing, there has already been many months, years and even decades of striving for better health. There is rarely a lack of effort, resources and motivation yet there is a great deal of confusion, frustration and disempowerment due to the merry-go-round of on/off symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and bouncing from practitioner to practitioner.
Well, now is the time to change that!
The solution is simply to get off the merry-go-round. In basic terms, you’ll benefit from stopping the guessing and starting the assessing!
This will lead to greater insight, clarity, focus, purpose and empowerment. In fact – without this foundation of control in place the rest of the healing process will be much more difficult to build.
There are many ways to Assess your needs. Mastery of this will involve pulling together all the different and valid ways you have to learn about the causes of your health challenges.
One thing is for sure – there is absolutely no lack of ways and methods to assess the human body! There can be huge value in anything from Medical Examinations and Critique of Symptomology to Functional Laboratory Tests and a Timeline and Onset Review.
Integration of these findings and putting them together as pieces of the puzzle is the most important skill.
Functional Health Assessments and Lab Tests do exactly what they say they do. We aren’t trying to diagnose disease, we’re assessing your function in order to enhance it. Here’s a quick look at some of these methods:
- Case Review of Health History and Timeline
- Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
- Comprehensive Digestive Health Stool Test
- Organic Acids Urine Test
- Hair Mineral Tissue Analysis
- Functional Interpretation of current/previous Tests
- BioMeasures (home physiology tests)
- Nutrition Analysis
- Functional Movement Screen
- Structural Alignment Assessment
- Optional suite of Functional Lab Tests including Adrenal, Thyroid, Food Sensitivity and Heavy Metal/Environmental Toxicity, Mold Exposure and more.
The outcome is simply more Clarity. More pieces of the puzzle. Fascinating pieces to develop our knowledge of how our body’s systems are operating (Structural, Biomechanical, Digestive, Nutrient Status, Inflammation, Immune, Detoxification, Hormonal, Energy and lots more).
This connects us with the whole process. It doesn’t have to be complicated or too complex. We can all embrace the simplicity of the assessments and findings to take action and enhance the healing process.
Have you been this comprehensive in your investigations and assessments yet? If not, then use the Health Restoration Program to follow the steps and Reveal more about why you feel the way you feel and what you can do about it.
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REWIRE – “”
The Brain and Central Nervous System controls the function of the body’s systems, organs, glands, tissues and cells. The communication can become disrupted and lead to dysfunction. The brain and body often find a solution to a problem in ‘the path of least resistance’. This means that if there is an obstruction or resistance then it will find another way to accomplish the same goal. Sometimes this is a perfect short-term solution, but over longer periods it can actually be a dysfunctional compensation. Identifying and going back in and fusing the obstruction/compensation is often a quick and effective long-term solution.
So in this phase we improve the connection between brain (control centre) and body. Success comes from enhancing the central nervous system control of digestion, movement patterns, breathing, vital functions, neural anatomy structure, neural physiology balancing, hormonal signalling, interoception of pain and more.
That’s the Science – Now for the Art! These are not stand-alone markers and measurements for isolated interpretation, leading to more take-this-for-that, hit-and-miss approaches. They are all fascinating pieces of a puzzle. When taking the whole person into account and with a bigger-picture perspective, all the findings are clearly interrelated and explain the current situation and the timeline of events, whether thats the last few weeks or decades.
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REBALANCE – “Create a Foundation”
This will be brief for the purpose of an introduction, but ‘Rebalancing’ is fundamental and essential to the foundation of healing. It’s with this as our focus, that we begin the process. In short, if we can change our behaviours that are causing the imbalances (e.g. move, eat, sleep, drink) we’ll experience more effective rebalancing and the ‘side-effect’ will be less discomfort, alleviated pain and diminishing symptoms!
Equipped with insight from the Reveal Phase – We harness the power of Functional Medicine Protocols, Nutrition, Lifestyle, Bodywork and Movement to rebalance the priority and specific areas identified by the initial assessments. Which changes, techniques and programs are most affective at achieving this outcome is what I love to teach.
If there are for example, 100 steps that you could take, then how do you know which ones are your priority steps and in what order will you implement them? This is often the most powerful aspect of a healing program, because without it there is nothing solid to build upon.
There are aspects of these methods that I bring into play at this rebalancing stage that I wouldn’t consider for latter phases of healing and vice versa. The system I’ve designed for the ‘Health Restoration Program’ enables us to squeeze all the value and insight out of the assessments and achieve maximum results at each phase of healing.
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RESTORE – “Express the Optimal Blueprint”
Restoration – the pinnacle of the HRP!
So far we’ve reflected, revealed, rewired and rebalanced and now it is time to capitalise and truly express the blueprint of health and function.
The body’s impressive levels of function and organisation can now be harnessed.
You’re now in a true position of strength and can compound your results. It’s like rolling a snowball down a hill – It grows! You can think of the process from the very beginning to end as, for example:
- A change in perception and being in control of your health.
- Taking action and gaining insight into the factors that are causing our health challenges.
- Adjusting some behaviours such as sleeping pattern.
- With better Quality Sleep comes quality repair and recovery of the gut.
- Increased Digestive Capacity leads to increased nutrient status.
- Optimised Nutrition choices create more fuel for optimised metabolism.
- Efficient Metabolic processes lead to efficient function of the trillions of cells that make up the body.
- Lower levels of Inflammation comes lower physiological stress.
- Balancing of the Sympathetic (fight and flight) branch of the Autonomic Nervous System comes the balancing of the Parasympathetic (rest and digest) branch.
- Enhanced interoception of pain signals comes a reduction in experience in pain.
- Better Anatomical Alignment comes better structural integration of the whole body and systems and Movement.
- We could go on……. Can you think of one too?
Follow the HRP steps to Restore and take advantage of a body and mind that is more equipped to achieve your greatest health goals.
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In essence, you will have made a great impact on your greatest health goals. Great progress will have been made, more tools are in the tool box, more pieces in the puzzle and many steps and strategies will be in place.
Each and every process requires a time to re-evaluate and take stock. The human body’s function is cyclic and dynamic. It never stands still.
Therefore the approach to our health must mirror this too, if we want to cement our successes and enhanced wellbeing.
‘ReIntegration’ simply means to bring everything together and consider the value of beginning again with the ‘Reflect’ phase.
Can we stay dynamic and move through the phases again?
We’ll have new perspectives, understanding and experience to add this time as we add another layer of Mastery.
With repetition comes fine tuning and the HRP will help you develop the ability to maintain your success and create a robustness to your vitality.
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