What your forehead says about your health…

What Your Forehead Says About Your Health Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

I’ll never forget the day I wore my hair pulled back with a headband and my coworker called me out for having a big forehead.

I had been self-conscious about it before, but that day made me feel ultra self-conscious moving forward.  My dreams of growing out my bangs for more long, luscious locks around my face and less work in the hairstyling department quickly vanished.

At the time, I had no idea how insightful my forehead would be about my health.

Sometimes what we take for granted or hate most about our bodies can hold the most valuable clues about our health.

For example, the extra weight you might have put on around the middle can be a big clue for blood sugar imbalances, toxic exposures, chronic stress and cortisol hormone dysfunction.

Or weight gain in your “lady parts” (aka breast, hips and butt) strongly correlates with excess estrogen circulating in the body, which can be true for both women and men.

And early signs of gray hair is linked to high stress and low levels of glutathione in the body, which is the body’s master antioxidant and detoxification nutrient.

When is comes to your ideal health and weight, your body holds all of the answers.

Western medicine takes more of a “let’s stop the issue” and take this pill for that approach instead of checking in with the body to understand where it’s coming from or what is causing it.

That’s why it’s so common to get prescribed a medication, such as birth control for acne, only to have it partially resolve the issue and for something new to pop up.  It’s like chasing holes in a sinking boat!

This western approach works perfectly in acute and serious situations such as car accidents or catastrophic events when measures need to be taken immediately to stop the bleeding and save a limb or life.  But they aren’t effective for the common chronic health and weight issues that most of us face on a daily basis.

We could spend hours breaking down all of your body parts and what clues they hold about your health.  Correlating body parts with symptoms and nerve meridians have been a main focus in eastern medicine practices such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries.

For today, let’s just focus on the little nuggets about your health that your forehead might have to share

In this week’s video and blog, I share 3 super clues that your forehead might be holding about your health and what you can do with the information.

These 3 clues will give you insights about your digestion, liver  and detox capacity, hormonal balance and thyroid function.

Super Clue #1 – Metabolism & Thyroid Function
I first learned about the forehead’s correlation with your health status when I started studying thyroid conditions on a deeper level.

Hair loss in the “widow’s peak” area of the hairline or forehead points to a sluggish thyroid usually indicating hypothyroidism or Hashimotos.

Missing the outer 3rd portion of your eyebrows (also in the forehead region) is another strong clue indicating low thyroid function that should be investigated.

Super Clue #2 – Digestion & Gluten Sensitivity
I was fascinated when I heard Dr. Tom O’Bryan (one of the pioneers in gluten sensitivity research) quote a study that connected the dots between the size of your forehead and your susceptibility for gluten sensitivity.

In the study, they found that a large forehead directly correlates with having Celiac’s disease and/or gluten sensitivity, so much so that the study stated, “This sign along with the presence of other clinical signs and symptoms, should alert a physician to test a patient for celiac disease.”

I had cut out gluten long before hearing this, and I was never diagnosed as being Celiac, but after hearing this is all made sense.  I had a large forehead indication and increased sensitivity or potential autoimmunity related to gluten, and that’s why I felt so much better with gluten out of my life.

Super Clue #3 – Liver & Detoxification
You may have heard the old-wise tale about how acne in specific areas of the face can correlate with your diet, stress, dirty hands and allergic reactions.

Well there’s actually some truth to this.

According to the nerve meridians used in eastern medicine, the area of your forehead is linked to your major detoxification organs such as you liver, gallbladder, kidneys and bladder.

Acne on your forehead can indicate a back-up in your body’s ability to detox and process toxins or excess hormones, such as estrogen, adequately.

When I was in the throws of healing Hashimotos, detoxing from toxic mold and estrogen dominance I had forehead acne for the first time in my life.

And even more interesting, on an emotional level forehead acne can be related to anger, anxiety, fear, frustration, worry and grief!

On top of it all, all of these clues can also be connected!  

In order for your thyroid to function at full steam, your digestive tract and detox organs need to be running effectively.

An inflamed digestive system from gluten sensitivity will allow more toxins into your bloodstream, leading to liver overload and then taking your thyroid down with it.

And the vicious cycle could go on and on and on.

Next time you look in the mirror, take a closer look at your forehead to see what it might be saying about your health.

If you notice any of these clues that I mentioned, you’ll want to…

  • Do a food sensitivity and gluten reactivity test to verify if these are issues for you
  • Test your thyroid to see if your thyroid hormones are in optimal ranges
  • Boost your detox capacity with some high quality liver support supplements and naturally detoxifying food such as beets, dandelion greens and cruciferous vegetables

I’ve learned to love the size of my forehead because of the valuable insights and empowerment it’s given me about my health.

And as many of my clients and I have experienced, it may not be possible to change the size of your forehead but you can learn to appreciate the health knowledge it has to offer, and it is possible to get your thyroid, digestion and detoxification back on track so you can have your luscious hair and clear skin back.

Share this with a family member or friend who might find it useful too!

And as always, if you want to get your hands on the right lab tests and resources so you can find the missing pieces of your health puzzle and get back to feeling like yourself again, schedule an Ideal Health & Weight Discovery Session with me today here.

 

 

I went live yesterday…

WHB-Peak Performance Tip Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

I’ve basically been a high performer right out of the womb.

When I was in kindergarten, I remember getting mad at my teacher for writing my name on my paper because I knew how to write my name already when the rest of the class didn’t.

I was student body president in 6th grade.  I took advanced classes in elementary, middle and high school while playing varsity sports and graduating with straight A’s.

In college I juggled a full time class schedule, internship, social life and part time job – I was “doing it all.”

And I’ve always excelled in every job I’ve had, climbing the management and career ladder quicker than most of my peers on top of throwing some of the best social gatherings and taking care of a sick mother.

Can you relate?

Now that I know what I know now about health, and how “doing it all” is what drove my hormones, immune, digestion, detoxification, energy and nervous system into the ground, I would certainly go back and do things a little differently.

It’s easy to get caught up in this fast pace millennial world pursuing success and peak performance while sacrificing your health.  It almost seems expected in order to make something of yourself.

But I’m here to tell you, there is a way to have it all without sacrificing your health completely, and yesterday I went live on the Driven Millennial Summit with Mia Christina Sarno to give you tips about how you can do life differently so you can perform and preserve your health at the same time.

And you’re in luck, you can still catch my live interview for the next 24 hours!

Let me introduce you to the passionate powerhouse, Mia Christina Sarno, who is driven to change the way millennials, and those of us impacted by the millennial age, prioritize our health.

She started Firewave Wellness, a digital platform for healing, vitality, and holistic health and I totally resonate with the movement… she’s supporting people around the world in decreasing stressful habits and transforming their mindset around health to make being productive (while maintaining health) easier.

You see, Mia also experience burnout, just like I did, as a result of trying to “do it all” – getting good grades, climbing the career ladder, being strong for others and striving for the ideal body.

We both recognize how the mode of the millennial age can drive people like you and me into health catastrophes.

This summer, Mia and I collaborated to provide you with super fast and simple tips to help you keep your health at the forefront while pursuing success in your career and peak performance in your life.

As you know, I want to support you and provide valuable insight whenever I can.

Mia has started a new show, The Driven Millennial: Fast and Easy Tips for Peak Performance without Burn Out, where I and other health experts get to share our stories and passion for health in a unique format that will encourage your heart and leave you with real TOOLS FOR HEALTH.

So let me ask you…

Do you want to go down the same road Mia and I did, or would you like to take a shortcut to the successful healthier super highway?

Or would you like to re-route yourself in that direction and reverse the health issues you might already be facing?

And what would it be worth for you to get better performance in your career, family, life? Even 1 take-away can change the way you perceive health. It’s that easy.

You can get access to the Fast and Easy Tips for Peak Performance Without Burnout show here

You can do all the diet and exercising in the world, but if you’re still operating from a millennial state of mind, as we all are guilty of doing sometimes, then getting results and improving your health will be harder than you’d like.

Just hit the easy button and listen to the tips that Mia and I have collaborated on for you 🙂

 

Let’s try something new together…

WHB-Peak Performance Tip Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

How often do you hear or say the phrase… “it must be a millennial thing”?

Whether you’re a millennial or not, your health has been impacted by the technology and social advancements of the millennial age.

Let me ask you a few questions…

  • Would you like to do more faster, with more peace?
  • Would you like to have the time to actually accomplish all the things you want to do?
  • Would you like to have the energy to jump out of bed, EXCITED for the day ahead?

If you said yes to any of these then you’re suffering from the impacts of the millennial age, even if you aren’t a millennial, and there’s a very important person you need to meet.

Let me introduce you to a passionate powerhouse, Mia Christina Sarno, who is driven to change the way millennials, and those of us impacted by the millennial age, prioritize our health.

She started Firewave Wellness, a digital platform for healing, vitality, and holistic health and I totally resonate with the movement… she’s supporting people around the world in decreasing stressful habits and transforming their mindset around health to make being productive (while maintaining health) easier.

You see, Mia also experience burnout, just like I did, as a result of trying to “do it all” – getting good grades, climbing the career ladder, being strong for others and striving for the ideal body.

We both recognize how the mode of the millennial age can drive people like you and me into health catastrophes.

This summer, Mia and I collaborated to provide you with super fast and simple tips to help you keep your health at the forefront while pursuing success in your career and peak performance in your life.

As you know, I want to support you and provide valuable insight whenever I can.

Mia has started a new show, The Driven Millennial: Fast and Easy Tips for Peak Performance without Burn Out, where I and other health experts get to share our stories and passion for health in a unique format that will encourage your heart and leave you with real TOOLS FOR HEALTH.

So let me ask you…

What would it be worth for you to get better performance in your career, family, life? Even 1 take-away can change the way you perceive health.It’s that easy.

You can get access to the Fast and Easy Tips for Peak Performance Without Burnout show here

You can do all the diet and exercising in the world, but if you’re still operating from a millennial state of mind, as we all are guilty of doing sometimes, then getting results and improving your health will be harder than you’d like.

Just hit the easy button and listen to the tips that Mia and I have collaborated on for you 🙂

 

Listen to this!

WHB-Podcasts Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

Podcasts are all the rage these days, and why wouldn’t they be?

They are one of the easiest ways to ingest information in the fast-paced world we live in, they help us to connect with others that we can relate to and get in touch with experts on specialized topics that pique our interest.

I’ve been honored to be a guest on some extraordinary podcasts lately with people who are doing the groundwork so that people like you can access the info you need about health, wellbeing and personal self growth so that you can feel like your best self.

In these podcasts, I’ve had a chance to share tips, tools and resources on a variety of topics.

I’ve touched on everything from lab testing, to mindset, mold, eliminating toxic exposures, the courage of ease, living confidently and how food can heal.

So this week, instead of my usual blog, I encourage you to catch all the info you can from one or more of my recent podcast appearances!

Wholistic Health Boss Podcasts Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

Click here to see all of my podcast appearances and listen away!

 

 

 

Banish bloating overnight!

Banish-Bloating-Overnight Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

What if I told you it was possible to banish bloating, boost your energy, balance your hormones, regulate your bowel movements, reduce inflammation and stress all while you were sleeping?

And that it didn’t require changing your diet, workout, sleep, daily routine, or investing in fad products, supplements and health foods.

In fact, it would only take 2 minutes of your day to help yourself get all of these amazing results.

Well, it’s true.

So true that the benefits of the health tool I’m about to tell you about can be traced all the way back to 1500 b.c. when Egyptian doctors used it.

I’m talking about good ‘ol castor oil.

Castor oil has been used medicinally for thousands of years to cure everything from constipation to heartburn, to induce labor, promote hair growth, and boost liver function.

I personally started using castor oil as part of my health routine over 7 years ago and it has been a staple in helping me to get my energy back, get my hormones on track and to keep my skin cancer and Hashimotos in remission.

The coolest thing about castor oil that it doesn’t take you much time, effort or money for it to work it’s magic.

Castor oil helps with a WIDE range of health issues such as:

  • Bloating and weight loss
  • PCOS and uterine fibroids
  • Constipation and digestion
  • Muscle or joint aches and pains
  • Skin rashes/issues and hair loss
  • Trouble sleeping, anxiety and depression
  • Cortisol, thyroid and other hormone imbalances

And so much more!

Castor oil is so effective because it contains natural healing properties such as fatty acids, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, amino acids, terpenoids and phytosterols which help to reduce inflammation, increase antioxidants, protect the liver, heal wounds and produce antimicrobial effects.

In this week’s video and blog, I share more about how you can use castor oil to banish bloating overnight and improve your overall health.

 

Typically castor oil is used topically in the form of a “castor oil pack” in order to soak up all of it’s healing benefits.

This involves getting yourself some wool flannel and organic castor oil in a glass bottle (so it’s toxin free) to make your castor oil “pack”, and some saran wrap to secure the pack on your body and to prevent the oil from leaking out and staining your clothes or furniture.

Or you can get a done-for-you hassle and mess free Queen of Thrones Castor Oil Pack here.

To sum up how castor oil is so effective for banishing bloating and boosting your overall health, my dear friend, naturopathic doctor, castor oil expert and Queen of Thrones founder Dr. Marisol came up with this witty acronym… FAITH.

Function.
Castor oil packs improve the function of the digestive tract by strengthening the intestinal barrier (aka healing leaky gut) which improves absorption of nutrients. Plus castor oil packs help to regulate bowel movements which help you eliminate unwanted toxins, and excess hormones.

Antioxidants.
Castor oil boosts your antioxidant status because it’s a source of Omega 6, Omega 9, vitamin E and supports prostaglandins in the body which are the end result of consuming Omega 3’s.  Castor oil packs are a great way to get more antioxidants topically, through the skin, especially if you might be deficient or have digestive issues and can’t absorb them well through food sources.  It also supports Glutathione production which is you master detoxification agent.

Inflammation.
Castor oil can be used to target and reduce inflammation in specific areas of the body.  You can use it to reduce stomach inflammation, related to that “spare tire” effect, back pain or anywhere else that might be inflamed! Once inflammation is reduced, other processes can return to normal.

Tension.
Castor oil also triggers the creation of Oxytocin, known as your love hormone, which reduces your stress hormone cortisol and gives you a sense of stress relief and an improved sense of well being.  Dopamine, your feel “good hormone”, also increases with the use of castor oil packs, all resulting in less tension and feeling more relaxed.

Host.
Lastly, castor oil helps breakdown biofilms, candida and bad bacteria that you might be hosting to ultimately reduce your body’s stress burden and improve overall health.

Essentially castor oil packs help restore faith in your body’s natural abilities 🙂

Castor oil can also be used orally for oiling pulling to improve dental hygiene and in some cases it can be ingested (but definitely check with your health practitioner before consuming it!).

The benefits of castor oil go way beyond banishing bloating for you overnight. It’s a fantastic and simple tool you can implement easily into your life to improve your results and enhance the benefits of anything else you might be doing for your health.

If you want to dive deeper into the healing benefits of castor oil, check out the recent Facebook Live video I did with Dr. Marisol, the Queen of Thrones, and one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to castor oil.

And don’t forget, you can get a done-for-you hassle and mess free Queen of Thrones Castor Oil Pack here.

 

 

How good you eat doesn’t matter…

How-You-Eat-Doesnt-Matter Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

I’ve always prided myself on being a healthy eater, but what I realize now is that how good you eat doesn’t matter as much as you think.

As a kid I grew up with a garden, dinner was always balanced with a lean protein, vegetable and starch, and I had to clear my plate before I could have dessert – making sure I ate all the “good stuff” first.

In college I did my best to carry-on the good eating habits my parents had taught me, and although I wasn’t perfect I definitely ate healthier than the majority of my peers.  Plus, I hit the gym regularly to offset my indulgences.

But my weight was always up and down despite my healthy eating and exercising habits.

As I entered my mid-twenties I was determined to get my weight under control and have the body of my dreams, so I signed up for my first fitness competition.

I cut calories, I trained harder than ever, I ate small meals throughout the day and I drank gallons of water.  My daily food intake usually included oatmeal and berries, yogurt and berries, a protein bar or shake, and chicken breast with a vegetable such as broccoli or zucchini for lunch and dinner.

Super healthy right?

And on competition day I was the smallest I had ever been, a lean 125 pounds at 16% body fat that only lasted for a few days.

Sure I looked great on stage, but the second I relaxed on my diet and training routine after the show I ballooned back up and weighed more than I did before training for the competition!

Along with the rebound weight gain, my fatigued and seasonal allergies intensified.  I could barely keep my eyes open in the afternoon after having a double Americano and the second the seasons changed my head would fill up with fog, congestion and pain from earaches.

At the time I didn’t connect the dots between my fatigue, weight gain and seasonal allergies so I just kept trucking along and decided it would be a good idea to do another fitness competition to get my weight back under control.

This time instead of cutting calories so drastically I tried carb cycling, meaning I would eat less than 50 grams of carbs per day for 3 days then I would have a high carb day of 120 grams, and repeat.  My food included way more protein and vegetables, and way less fruits and grains.

I did more Olympic lifting and I pushed myself even harder.

My muscle gains were great.  I stood on stage at a lean 130 lbs and 16% body fat, feeling good in my body but still struggling with fatigue and allergies.

But just like before, my results didn’t stick.  Most of the weight came back, I was still tired all the time and plagued with severe seasonal allergies.

I questioned myself, and all that I knew about diet and exercise.  I was the healthiest person I knew but I didn’t feel or look like it.

I went searching for answers and that’s when I started to realize how good you eat doesn’t matter as much as you think.

In this week’s video and blog, I want to help you better understand the link between diet and getting results, and why how good you eat doesn’t matter as much as you might think.

When I found the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) Course, all of the pieces fell into place.

I studied fitness, nutrition and health in college but not a single class addressed the actual functional components or importance of diet, rest, exercise, stress reduction and supplementation and how all of these pieces worked together like the FDN course did.

What I came to find is that…

Your diet is only as effective as the rest of your lifestyle.

You could be the healthiest eater in the world but if you’re burning the midnight oil, over or under exercising, and dealing with a ton of physical and emotional stress, your healthy eating efforts fall to the wayside.

The body is a complex network of systems that all work together.  If you want your healthy eating habits to be effective for weight loss, increasing your energy or resolving other health issues, then you need all systems online and working right.

You have to learn to value sleep and stress reduction as much, if not more than, diet and exercise.

Focusing on diet alone may get you some results; maybe you’ll lose a few pounds, notice a small increase in your energy or some symptom relief but eventually progress comes to a halt unless your lifestyle also supports your healthy eating habits.

For example, one night of poor sleep or going to bed late can have significant impacts on your body’s ability to balance blood sugar and your hormones, both of which directly correlate with weight gain or weight loss resistance.

Over exercising or exercising too intensely when you’re body is already depleted and tired also directly impact hormone balance, which will dictate your weight.

And then there’s emotional stress.

When you’re stressed, your stress hormone cortisol goes up and surges in cortisol have been linked to weight gain right around your midsection (the “spare tire” effect).

I was guilty of all of these things.  I stayed up late, worked long days at a stressful job and constantly pushed my body beyond its limits when it came to exercise, and my functional lab tests showed it!

My cortisol was out of control, my sex hormones were low, I had a congested liver and some pretty nasty bacteria growing in my gut.

It was no wonder why I felt fat, tired and broken down even though I was eating healthy!

Ok, so here’s how I finally got my weight and allergies under control, and my energy back once and for all…

I shifted my focus to be equal parts diet, rest, exercise and stress reduction by:

  • Paying more attention to what foods made my body feel good
  • Setting a goal to be asleep by 10pm at least 5 nights per week
  • Incorporating 1-2 days of restorative exercise such as beach walks and yoga
  • Creating a daily mindfulness practice using a variety of meditation and breath-work tools

And I also worked on restoring function to the different systems of my body using functional lab testing as my guide.

Now my healthy eating habits are as effective as they can be, and one or a few days off my normal eating routine doesn’t throw me completely off course.

I’ve seen a similar story over and over again with the clients who have come through my health coaching practice.

They’ve tried various diets such as Paleo, Whole30 and Keto but get little to no results because it’s the only thing they’ve been focusing on, and their lifestyle wasn’t supporting the expected results of their eating habits.

But once we run some functional lab tests to identify their healing opportunities and get them on a more personalized plan with a balanced focus, the weight starts falling off, their energy instantly goes up and any other health issues start to diminish or go away completely.

If you’re frustrated with the lack of results you’ve been seeing from your healthy eating habits, then let’s explore what’s holding you back.

Schedule an Ideal Health & Weight Discovery Session here.

 

Do what lights you up!

Ultimate Health Coaching Summit Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

I’ve always been a determined, driven and career oriented person.

I moved up the corporate career ladder at a young age and found myself managing a multi-million dollar fitness facility at the age of 26 only to become burnt out from the 12 hour days and frustrated with the limited impact I was actually having on people’s health.

I then landed myself in a VP of strategy role with a corporate wellness company, only to once again reach burn out and hit a wall of frustration when it came to really having the kind of positive impact I wanted to have.

And all along the way I sacrificed my own health in pursuit of a career that didn’t actually light me up at the end of the day. I was left feeling frustrated with work, fat, tired and sick all the time.

Luckily a mentor of mine introduced me to the idea of being a health coach, and not just any kind of health coach, but one who could make a really good living doing what I loved.

A career as a health coach checked all the boxes…

  • Freedom to set my own schedule and travel
  • The ability to work from home and focus more on work-life balance
  • Doing extremely rewarding work helping individuals on a deeper level

I enrolled in the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® course back in 2012 and I’ve been a full-time health coach making a good living doing what I love ever since.

Becoming a health coach not only brought joy back into my work life, but it also helped me heal my own health issues such as skin cancer, adrenal and gut dysfunction, Hashimotos, seasonal allergies, resistant weight loss and mold illness.

It was the best decision I ever made.

If you are passionate about health, want to help others on a deeper level, improve your own health and make a good living doing work that is extremely rewarding, then maybe being a health coach is for you too.

I’ve seen many people make a complete career change, going from being an engineer or stay-at-home mom, to becoming a hugely successful health coach.

What you do for work directly impacts the status of your health, so do what lights you up and your body will thank you.

If you want to learn more about what it takes to be a health coach, or if you are a health coach wanting to build a thriving practice that brings you joy….

Ultimate Health Coaching Summit Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

STARTING TODAY, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (the health coach training program I went through) is launching the Ultimate Health Coaching Summit that will help health coaches, aspiring health coaches and health practitioners who feel stuck or who might be struggling to build their coaching practice, or who don’t know where to start.

And the best part is the summit is FREE! – GET ACCESS HERE

When you see the topics being covered by these 36 world-class health coaches (including me!), professionals and marketing experts, you’ll understand why the Ultimate Health Coaching Summit is going to be an absolute game changer for those who attend!

You’ll discover exactly how to get into the health coaching business, and how to address the struggles with your business and your clients, so that you can help as many people as possible get well and stay well.

All you have to do is reserve your seat for the most educational and inspirational event of the year.

And get this… you won’t need to worry about going broke buying programs that don’t work anymore… it’s all right here!

FDN has lined up experts (like me!) in coaching, marketing, nutrition, science and diagnostics for a LIVE 4 day event like no other.

And the best part about all this is that…

…It’s FREE for you to attend!

Unlike conferences and hotel seminars that you have to invest time and money to travel to, you can attend this cutting edge online digital summit from anywhere in the world. Cool huh?

No booking flights, rental cars, and hotel rooms, no dealing with layovers, lost luggage, and no missed work or time away from home.

Instead, from the comfort of your home or office or wherever you choose to listen in, you’re going to learn exactly how to…

  • Make a great living changing people’s lives for the better
  • Find programs and systems that get better results for you and your clients
  • Teach natural healing alternatives to your community that work
  • Be part of the growing community of expert  health professionals and coaches
  • Create a coaching business that can radically change your financial situation
  • And so much more…

Now, all that’s left for you to do is to claim your FREE Ticket Here before time runs out.

GET ACCESS HERE

You’ll need to reserve your digital seat to attend so you can get a reminder about the event on each day so you won’t miss any of the talks and all the extras that come with it.

The summit is already happening and it’s awesome!

Best decision I ever made…

Ultimate Health Coaching Summit Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

Becoming a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, aka functional health coach, was the best decision I ever made for my health, happiness and career.

My decision was inspired by the health issues I faced at a young age…

…diagnosed with skin cancer at 26
…worsening seasonal allergies that would take me out for days and weeks
…chronic fatigue, struggles to maintain a normal weight, migraines and joint pain

All of which have been completely resolved using what I’ve learned as a health coach, and no thanks to the traditional medical approach.

I left the corporate world officially 5 years ago to pursue a full-time career as a health coach helping others to resolve their health issues and get back to feeling like themselves again just as I did.

The road to becoming a health coach and building a thriving full-time practice has been a bumpy one, but I did it and I continue to grow in so many ways!

Every day when I close my virtual office, my heart is full of joy and gratitude for the work I get to do; for the ways that I get to help others realize their health dreams.

If you’re a health coach wanting to build a thriving practice that brings you joy, or you’re curious about becoming one, then there’s something you have to know…

Ultimate Health Coaching Summit Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

On July 18-21, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (the health coach training program I went through) is launching the Ultimate Health Coaching Summit that will help health coaches, aspiring health coaches and health practitioners who feel stuck or who might be struggling to build their coaching practice, or who don’t know where to start.

And the best part is the summit is FREE! – REGISTER HERE

When you see the topics being covered by these 36 world-class health coaches (including me!), professionals and marketing experts, you’ll understand why the Ultimate Health Coaching Summit is going to be an absolute game changer for those who attend!

You’ll discover exactly how to get into the health coaching business, and how to address the struggles with your business and your clients, so that you can help as many people as possible get well and stay well.

All you have to do is reserve your seat for the most educational and inspirational event of the year.

And get this… you won’t need to worry about going broke buying programs that don’t work anymore… it’s all right here!

FDN has lined up experts (like me!) in coaching, marketing, nutrition, science and diagnostics for a LIVE 4 day event like no other.

And the best part about all this is that…

…It’s FREE for you to attend!

Unlike conferences and hotel seminars that you have to invest time and money to travel to, you can attend this cutting edge online digital summit from anywhere in the world. Cool huh?

No booking flights, rental cars, and hotel rooms, no dealing with layovers, lost luggage, and no missed work or time away from home.

Instead, from the comfort of your home or office or wherever you choose to listen in, you’re going to learn exactly how to…

  • Make a great living changing people’s lives for the better
  • Find programs and systems that get better results for you and your clients
  • Teach natural healing alternatives to  your community that work
  • Be part of the growing community of expert  health professionals and coaches
  • Create a coaching  business that can radically change your financial situation
  • And so much more.

Now, all that’s left for you to do is to claim your FREE Ticket Here before time runs out.

REGISTER HERE

You’ll need to reserve your digital seat to attend so you can get a reminder about the event on each day so you won’t miss any of the talks and all the extras that come with it.

This is going to be awesome!

Get your body back for good

Get Your Body Back Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

Summer is officially here stirring up all kinds of judgements, criticisms, wants and desires related to how you feel in your body.

Do you ever find yourself wondering why you don’t have energy to do the simplest tasks such as putting away the laundry, riding bikes with your kids or paying attention to a conversation.

Does getting dressed every morning feel like internal warfare with yourself – you put something on, criticize yourself in the mirror and change your outfit a million times until you find something that doesn’t make you feel like a stuffed sausage?

Do you wish you could just feel like your old self again?

…the energetic, clear-minded, great skin, creative, in-shape, productive, pain and bloat free person you used to be.

I know. I’ve been there, and many of the clients I’ve worked with have been too.

There once was a time when I felt like a stranger in my own body.

Acne took over the radiant skin I was always so proud of.  Extra weight or bloating hid the muscle tone I worked so hard for and drastically reduced my outfit options.  Low energy limited my ability to basically show up in life; to be the social butterfly I had always been, to be present or creative in my work and at home.

And all I could think about was a time when I felt physically and mentally fit.  I didn’t have any self-imposed limitations. All I wanted was to find myself in that place again.

If you feel this way or have ever felt this way, can I get a hell yeah?
(if so let me know below!)

I struggled for a while before I figured out how to get my body back for good – but I did get it back and you can too.

The first thing you need to know is, there is WAY more to getting your body back than changing your diet and exercising.

And the second thing you need to know is, it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Diet and exercise are just two pieces of the puzzle when it comes to feeling like your best self, but they are only effective when the body is running on all cylinders.

Think of it like this…

If you owned the highest profile performance vehicle available in the world, filled it with the highest quality fuel and tried to take it from zero to sixty in 30 seconds with a clogged air filter, empty oil canister, imbalanced tires and sketchy electrical system what do you think would happen?

The car wouldn’t perform as expected right?

This is similar to what happens when you try eating right and exercising, but get little to no results. There’s something going on underneath the hood reducing the efficacy of your efforts.

In this week’s video and blog, I want to help you understand what is potentially going on underneath your hood so you can get your body back for good.

Have you ever caught yourself staring in the mirror wondering how you got here?  Wondering…

…where all the weight came from?
…if everyone else notices the circles under your eyes?
…how you’re going to make it through all your meetings today?
…what would happen if you just went back to bed and hid under the covers?

You see, so many others have felt this way too but they have also found a way to get their body back for good with the right lab testing and guidance.

What you’re experiencing did not happen overnight.  Feeling out of place in your body is something that has gradually occurred over time amongst the shuffle of work, kids, responsibilities, travel, stress and anything else going on in your life.

Feeling uncomfortable in your own skin happens when…

  • Your hormone system go haywire
  • Your immune system gets weak
  • Your digestive system is dysfunctional
  • Your detoxification system doesn’t work
  • Your energy system gets slowed down
  • And your nervous system sends mixed signals

In order to get your body back for good, you’ve got to get it all of the systems of the body running right, just like a high profile performance vehicle should be.

If your expensive high profile performance car wasn’t running right what would you do?

You would take it to the best specialist around for a thorough evaluation that would include a variety of diagnostic tests to check every aspect of the engine, fuel lines, tires, pumps and more.

To get your body back for good you’ll want to do the same thing so you can understand what is going on underneath the hood; what’s happening with your hormones, immune, digestion, detoxification, energy and nervous system so you’ll know exactly what steps to take to restore function and feel your best again.

Here’s the caveat though…

Running typical blood tests with your general practitioner, or even some specialists won’t get you the answers you’re looking for. (To learn more about why typical blood tests don’t tell you squat, check out the replay of the webinar I did here)

In order to REALLY see how your body is functioning, you’re going to need to run functional lab tests that provide deeper insights about function!

The good news is, these functional lab tests are super easy to do.  Most of them are urine, saliva and stool based making it convenient for you to do them in the comfort of your own home.

And based on these functional test results you’ll receive guidance on exactly:

  • What foods are right for your body
  • How much sleep you need and when
  • What type of exercise will get you the best results
  • Which stress reducing tools would be most effective for you
  • And what toxins or other environmental factors you should minimize to boost your health

Now doesn’t that sound pretty straight forward instead of guessing about what you should be doing to feel good in your body again.

Running functional lab tests is what gave me the insights to get my energy back, get my weight under control, clear up my skin and think clearly again when I wasn’t getting the results I wanted from diet and exercise, or my doctors.

Running these types of lab tests is what has helped so many of my clients uncover hidden healing opportunities such as:

  • Estrogen dominance
  • Insulin resistance
  • Cortisol dysfunction
  • Liver congestion
  • Poor thyroid function
  • And intestinal parasites, bacteria and yeast overgrowth

Those were standing in their way of feeling like their best self despite their diet and exercise efforts.

And using the data from these lab tests to guide recommendations for diet, rest, exercise, stress reduction, supplementation and toxin removal is exactly how clients of mine such as…

…David, lost 40lbs without engaging in a structured workout routine and is able to sleep through the night…

…Jene, was finally able to control her MS symptoms naturally and now can keep up with her grandson…

…Will, is now more relaxed in his decision-making process and can handle even more workload and challenges…

…and Desiree, began to own her worth, which improved her confidence when navigating restaurants and medical professionals.

See, it is possible to feel good in your body and like yourself again!  All you need is the right lab tests and resources to steer you in the right direction.

If you want to get your hands on some of those lab tests and resources so you can feel like yourself again (or for the very first time), then schedule a complimentary Ideal Health & Weight Discovery Session with me here today!

 

#TBT Belly Fat Facts

Belly Fat Facts Adrenal Fatigue Leaky gut Thyroid Jenn Malecha

Tomorrow’s summer solstice officially kicks off summer and bathing suit season here in the northern hemisphere, but are you ready for it?

If you’re dealing with unwanted belly fat then the idea of getting into a bathing suit this summer probably doesn’t sound appealing at all, and it likely leaves you feeling uncomfortable in your own skin all year long.

What you probably don’t know is that there’s a LOT more to losing belly fat than just diet and exercise.

So that’s why this week is a #throwbackthursday blog about all the belly fat facts you need to know so you can banish belly fat for good!

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I would say that 90% of the people I talk to would love to lose weight around their midsection. Most of them are seeking that ever so elusive flat stomach.

Are you one of those people?

If you are, I have good news for you…

There’s still time to flatten your stomach for summer!

And it doesn’t require counting calories, crash dieting or spending hours at the gym.

Because the fact of the matter is, belly fat is NOT always a result of eating too much and exercising too little.  In fact, calories-in versus calories-out is a dying school of thought.

There is a plethora of research these days showing just how broken the calorie counting and crash dieting approach is.  In fact, cutting calories and crash dieting can actually cause weight gain long-term.

Everywhere you turn you’ll see all kinds of marketing, promotional products and advertising geared towards the calories-in versus calories-out method for weight loss and finding that flat stomach.

And yet, people still struggle to lose or maintain weight loss, even when they’ve tried almost every diet and exercise routine out there.

And what about the people who have stick-skinny arms and legs but are round in the middle – what’s their story?

What’s up with that belly fat that just won’t budge?!

The accumulation of fat in our bodies, and particularly around our midsection, is way more complex than what is portrayed in mainstream health.

Diet and exercise actually play a small role in the reason for fat around your midsection.  In some cases, eating “healthy” and exercising can even contribute to fat accumulation.

Here are some facts about belly fat that I bet you didn’t know…

Excessive inflammation increases your storage capacity for fat cells, particularly white fat cells which are directly related to your “spare tire.”

White fat cells that accumulate around your midsection also serve as a protective mechanism to store the toxins you’re exposed to in order to prevent them from affecting your brain.  So the more toxins you’re exposed to, the more white fat cells you make and the bigger the spare tire gets.

Constipation and poor liver detoxification can lead to a buildup of toxins in the body which creates even more white fat cells around your midsection.

Excessive amounts of white fat cells trigger even more inflammation which can result in fluid retention (edema), resulting in even more white fat cells!  And a toxic body will intentionally hold onto fat to hide toxins in order to protect you and your brain from the re-circulation of toxins if they are not eliminated.

Low glutathione levels reduces mitochondrial function which leads to weight gain or loss resistance.  Glutathione is the body’s most powerful antioxidant, and mitochondria are the organelles within our cells which generates energy from the food we are eating.

Insulin resistance or carbohydrate intolerance contributes to a fatty liver.  All of which contribute to inflammation overload and poor toxin detoxification.

Do you see now why diet and exercise aren’t enough to get rid of belly fat?

In this week’s video and blog, I straighten out the facts about belly fat and give you tips so you can get that flat stomach for summer.

Now, that you know the facts about belly fat, it might seem like getting rid of it is much more complex than you originally thought.

In some sense this is true. Diet and exercise are a part of it, but alone won’t get rid of it.

Don’t lose hope, though.

There are four simple steps you can take to reduce your inflammation and toxic load while boosting your liver function and glutathione levels to help you get that flat stomach for summer.

Step 1: Boost Glutathione & Liver Function
Your body needs cysteine (a sulfur-rich amino acid), B2 and selenium to make glutathione and for your liver to function optimally.  Eat foods rich in these nutrients such as; organic grass fed red meat, wild salmon, eggs, chicken, lamb, almonds, brazil nuts, tuna, halibut, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, asparagus, onions, mushrooms, and spinach.

Step 2:  Cut Down Carbs (especially processed ones)
This one should be easy if you focus on replacing carbs, especially processed ones, with some of the nutrient rich foods mentioned above.  Eating too many carbs in one sitting, or multiple times a day can oversaturate your cells with glucose causing insulin resistance, even in the “healthiest” people.  Focus replacing your carb intake by bumping up your healthy fats with avocados, fattier cuts of organic meat and poultry, and oils such as olive, coconut and avocado oil.  This will cut your carb cravings, leave you feeling fuller longer and less bloated.

Step 3:  Minimize Toxic Exposures
We can’t always control what toxins we are exposed to because we can’t always see, hear, smell or feel them BUT taking action to control the ones you are aware of can drastically reduce the toxic load on your body.  Some swift and strategic toxin reducing actions you can take include: using non-toxic home cleaning and personal care products, drinking and cooking with filtered water only, getting a HEPA air filter for your bedroom and office, and getting outside for fresh air multiple times a day.

Step 4:  Reduce Inflammation
By minimizing your toxic exposures, cutting down on carbs, and boosting your liver and glutathione levels you’ll already be on your way to reducing inflammation.  There are a LOT of other unforeseen things that can cause inflammation such as food sensitivities, parasites, bacteria and yeast overgrowth in the gut. To sort out these other inflammatory agents you’ll need to do some testing.  But you can also take reducing inflammation to the next level by getting to bed by 10pm and avoiding the top most toxic and inflammatory foods such as gluten, dairy, sugar, soy and alcohol.

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I can almost guarantee, if you practice these simple steps every day, your belly fat will start going away in 30 days (or less!).

And if you still feel stuck with belly fat that just won’t budge, let’s test so you don’t have to guess about it anymore!

To get your hands on the right lab tests and resources so you can find the missing pieces to your health puzzle and start feeling like yourself again (or for the first time!), schedule a complimentary Ideal Health & Weight Discovery Session with me here today!