Who We Are
Wind of Change Nutrition
offers personal consultations and assessments of nutrition and lifestyle to individuals as well as providing group counselling and workshops/ seminars to progressive-thinking organizations.
We operate under the premise that prevention is the key to optimal healthy living. In a society where stress has become second nature, it is difficult (not to say more expensive) to always make the right choices. Coming from the corporate world myself, I am aware of the hectic schedules, deadlines and long hours forcing most of us to make unwise food choices. Therefore, we developed solutions and easy to apply strategies to help our clients succeed in achieving their health goals.
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Complementary & Adjunct Therapies
Hair Toxic Element Analysis
Why choose hair element analysis?
Many essential nutrients, plus a number of toxins, are elements of the chemical periodic table. Certain elements are critical to health, for example: potassium and sodium are crucial for proper heart function and calcium and magnesium are essential for bone development. However, other elements like mercury, cadmium and lead are toxic and are known to cause serious health problems. Toxic elements concentrate in soft tissue rather than blood or urine, so hair analysis is uniquely suited for measuring toxic elements.
Good health depends on having the right balance of nutritional elements and low levels of toxic elements. Hair element analysis is an easy and inexpensive way to measure these levels.
The illustration above shows that the hair root is in constant contact with blood vessels, allowing both nutritional and toxic elements to enter the hair shaft continuously as hair grows. In other words, hair analysis reflects long-term exposure to the various elements. This is a significant advantage over urine or blood samples, which only measure the levels from one point in time.
Conditions related to toxic elements
- Anxiety/Depression: Both lead and mercury toxicity can result in symptoms of depression. Arsenic and mercury have been associated with symptoms of anxiety.
- Memory Impairment: Lead toxicity can impair long term memory and cause confusion. Cadmium may also cause confusion.
- Heart disease: Antimony toxicity may damage the heart. Cadmium toxicity increases blood pressure and may also damage heart muscle. Lead has been shown to increase blood pressure.
- Neurological problems: Arsenic toxicity causes numbness and tingling in the feet and hands.
- Fatigue: Mild toxicity with any of the toxic elements can contribute to symptoms of fatigue.
These are just a few examples of the effects of toxic element exposure. There are many more potential problems associated with the effects of toxic elements.
Conditions related to nutritional element imbalance
Aside from toxic element exposure, it is also possible to have a simple deficiency or excess of nutritional elements. For example, low levels of zinc and/or magnesium are strongly associated with increased risk of diabetes. If all or most of the nutritional elements appear on the low end of normal, it may indicate that you have issues with absorption or digestion of food.
Saliva Hormone Testing
Cost: $245.00 Female Hormone Panel
$210.00 Male Hormone Panel
$245.00 Cortisol Curve
Why Test Hormones in Saliva?
- Saliva hormone testing is excellent at uncovering hormone imbalance.
- Saliva measures hormone that actually made it into tissue, because hormones pass through saliva gland tissue before getting into saliva. Blood measures hormones that might eventually get to tissue.
- Saliva collection is painless and easy to do at home. Blood collection requires a trip to the laboratory, and some hormones cannot be tested in blood (e.g. estriol).
The stress of a needle puncture for blood collection tends to raise cortisol levels. Saliva collection is not known to raise cortisol levels.
Conditions associated with Female Hormone Imbalance
- Weight Gain: High levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, can cause unstable blood sugars and may increase sugar cravings. High estrogen levels may interfere with thyroid gland function and result in weight gain.
- Depression/Difficulty Coping/Irritability: Data shows that 2/3 of women who self-report depression or difficulty coping and 7/10 who report irritability have at least one hormone that is out of range.
- Sleep disturbances: High or low levels of cortisol may affect sleep, as may low levels of estradiol.
- Hot Flashes: Having too little estrogen can be associated with hot flashes, but so can supplementing with too much estrogen!
- Bone Loss: High cortisol is of particular concern because it breaks down bone.
Conditions associated with Male Hormone Imbalance
- Bone Loss: High cortisol is of particular concern because it breaks down bone and interferes with the bone-building action of testosterone.
- Erectile Dysfunction: A lack of testosterone may result in decreased arousal response.
- Memory Loss: Low testosterone levels often affect memory.
- Apathy, Depression, Grumpiness: Data shows that approximately 3/5 of men with self-reported symptoms including aggression, apathy, depression, irritability and an inability to cope have at least one out- of-range hormone result.
- Breast Enlargement: Increased estrogen can lead to breast enlargement.
- Weight Gain: High levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, can cause unstable blood sugar levels and may increase sugar cravings.
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): Most men over the age of 60 have signs of prostate enlargement, also known as BPH. Some researchers have suggested that low testosterone and/or high estradiol may be contributing factors in prostate enlargement.
Food Intolerance Testing
Cost: from $145.00 to $285.00
(depending on the actual test, please ask for more information)
With allergies, the immune system reacts by releasing cells called antibodies. Foods that cause antibodies to be released are called allergens. Two types of antibodies commonly produced in response to foods are IgG (immunoglobulin G) and IgE (immunoglobulin E).
When we speak of food allergies, most people think in terms of IgE reactions. IgE reactions are rapid reactions that occur within minutes of consumption and can cause life-threatening allergies (e.g. peanut allergies). Skin eruptions (hives, eczema), breathing and digestive problems can also be associated with IgE reactions. After first time exposure to an allergen, the body remembers what the allergen looks like and has IgE ready for instant release if it sees that allergen again. Because they appear right after a food allergen is eaten, IgE allergies can often be detected by carefully observing reactions to foods.
While IgE reactions happen in just minutes, IgG reactions take hours or days to develop. This makes it almost impossible to uncover which foods are causing the problem without testing. In an IgG reaction, the IgG antibodies attach themselves to the allergen and create an antibody-allergen complex. These complexes are normally removed by special cells called macrophages. However, if they are present in large numbers and the allergen is still being consumed, the macrophages can’t keep up. The allergen-antibody complexes accumulate and are deposited in body tissues. Once in tissue, these complexes release inflammation causing chemicals that may contribute to disease.
Conditions associated with IgG food reactions
- Weight gain: Antibody-allergen complexes in tissue cause inflammation, which causes fluid retention and weight gain.
- Digestive disorders: Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have been linked to IgG food allergies. Studies have shown that elimination of foods producing an IgG reaction can alleviate IBS symptoms.
- Mood/attention deficit disorders: Deposition of antibody-allergen complexes in nervous system tissues may contribute to hyperactivity, depression, anxiety, inability to concentrate and other mood disorders. There is some evidence that eliminating IgG food allergens improves attentiveness in children.
- Other conditions: asthma or other respiratory problems, eczema, hypertension, joint pain.
Conditions associated with IgE food reactions
IgE food reactions commonly cause hives and skin rashes, digestive problems, itchy watery eyes, and sometimes life-threatening anaphylactic reactions.
A congested colon can have adverse effects on other systems of elimination and detoxification, such as the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, lungs and skin, as these attempt to cope with toxic excess. Pesticides, preservatives, antibiotics, growth hormones, excessive dietary habits and the over-consumption of fast foods, cause a slowing down of the elimination process through the colon. Processed, devitalized foods are notoriously lacking in fiber and bulk. They tend to be dry, goopy, sticky and pasty. They do not do well in making the transit in the bowel or colon. They have a tendency to stick to the colon like glue and are difficult to move out and eliminate.
When the bowel becomes encrusted with unexpelled fecal material due to poor dietary habits, the absorption of vital nutrients slows down to the degree of encrustation. The accumulations on the bowel wall become a breeding ground for unhealthy bacterial life forms (parasites).
The heavy mucosa coating in the colon thickens and becomes a host of putrefaction. The capillaries in the colon begin to pick up these toxins and poisons as it seeps through the wall of the colon. This begins autointoxication on a physiological level as all tissues and organs are now absorbing toxic substances.
You may begin to experience the following conditions; digestive disorders, bloating and gas, constipation, irritable bowel, candida overgrowth, laxative abuse, allergies, headaches and migraines, eczema, psoriasis, parasite infestation, acne, low sexual libido and more.
Colon hydrotherapy, or colonics, is a centuries-old therapy using filtered water to flush accumulated fecal waste, harmful bacteria, intestinal parasites, gas and mucus from the colon. It is a safe and gentle yet powerful way to cleanse the body, and to make all body systems and organs more efficient.
By introducing purified, temperature and pressure regulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. It also dilutes and helps remove toxins and parasites present in the colon. The cleansing effects of colon hydrotherapy reduce stagnation and subsequent bacterial proliferation in the colon and helps to maintain a harmonious balance of the intestinal flora.
For more information and to book an appointment, please visit www.digestivehealthcentre.com/colon-hydrotherapy.html
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Please contact us for more information and rates.
The benefits of meditation are endless and certainly deserve your contemplation and consideration. Many successful business people, celebrities and sports professionals practise and enjoy the benefits of meditation. Numerous businesses promote and provide help and assistance to their staff with the benefits of meditation courses and because of this they gain an advantage over their competitors and create more profit.
Research has scientifically proven that meditation is a safe and simple way to balance your physical, emotional, and mental state and its countless values have been known and practiced for thousands of years. More and more doctors promote the benefits of meditation to cure many stress related illnesses. Everyday most of us experience stress in many different ways and I believe many people are simply not aware of the benefits of meditation or of how much stress we actually hold on to. Normally life threatening situations trigger off the stress response which enables us to act without contemplation and deliberation and survive intense situations using fast reflexes. When our bodies are exposed to a sudden threat we respond with the characteristic fight or flight reaction which is known as an adrenaline rush. When adrenaline and other hormones are released from the adrenal glands the pulse races, blood pressure increases, our breathing becomes faster and the blood flow to the muscles increases. If we are in extreme danger these reactions are of great assistance and gain to us. We have inherited this survival response from our ancestors who faced many life threatening situations every day. The same response is now triggered in our daily lives when we are in a traffic hold up or someone irritates us at work or we simply break a cup. If we do not confront the situation (and many are beyond our control) we end up being in a permanent state of stress.
One of the most important benefits of meditation is how it releases stress from our bodies. Meditation practised regularly will lead you to a deeper level of relaxation and contemplation. If you want to be free of constant worry, pressure and stress the benefits of meditation can give you a life that is calm, peaceful, happy and relaxed. Even ten minutes of meditation a day will help alleviate stress.
Some of the benefits of meditation are:
- Reduces anxiety attacks as it lowers the levels of blood lactate.
- Builds self confidence.
- Increases serotonin which influences moods and behaviour. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, headaches and insomnia.
- Enhances energy, strength and vigour.
- Helps keep blood pressure normal
- Reduces stress and tension
- Creates a state of deep relaxation and general feeling of wellbeing
- Increases concentration and strengthens the mind
- Helps reduce heart disease
- Helps with weight loss
If you practise regularly, the benefits of meditation will promote a sense of calm and control, you’ll feel far more relaxed and happy. Your ability to concentrate will be greater. You won’t become stressed about things and you’ll feel more peaceful and relaxed about everything. One of the greatest benefits of meditation is learning to go with the flow and things that used to irritate you before simply become insignificant.
For more information, visit nkt-kmc-canada.org/classes
. Classes are offered in Mississauga, Toronto and all over Ontario.
Bach Flower Remedies
The Bach Flower Remedies® are a safe and natural method of healing. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions, such as, fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole. The Bach Flower Remedies® allow peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself.
The Bach Flower Remedies are non-toxic, non-addictive and complementary with other medical and non-medical healing therapies including prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, nutritional supplements, herbs and homeopathic remedies.
Taking Bach Flower Essences helps to stabilize moods, attitudes and personal reactions to life challenges. Bach Flower Essences can help you mentally and emotionally cope with difficult and sometimes complex issues such as:
- Stress and anxiety
- Separation and divorce
- Grief and loss
- Emotional shock and trauma
- Major life changes
- Low self-esteem
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EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
EFT is a powerful healing method based on the discovery that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Scientific studies have shown that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and accelerate healing.
- Remove Negative Emotions
- Reduce Food Cravings
- Reduce or Eliminate Pain
- Implement Positive Goals
EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific problem - whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain, etc. - and voice positive affirmations.
This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive affirmation works to clear the "short-circuit" - the emotional block - from your body's bioenergy system, thus restoring your mind and body's balance, which is essential for optimal health and the healing of physical disease. (credit: mercola.com)
For more information and how you can begin practicing yourself, please visit www.eftuniverse.com
Cranio-Sacral therapy is an alternative medicine therapy used by osteopaths, massage therapists, naturopaths, and chiropractors. The therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient, which allows them to tune into the craniosacral rhythm. The practitioner gently works with the spine and the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia.
Craniosacral therapists use the therapy to treat mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ Syndrome, and for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.
At the center of the system is the CranioSacral System, which is a coherent physiological system that is concerned with the production and reabsorption of cerebrospinal fluid surrounding and protecting the brain and spinal cord.
The cerebrospinal fluid is secreted by the brain and provides a fluid environment for the brain and the nervous system. This fluid has a very subtle rhythmical motion, beating in a range of 6-12 cycles per minute.
CranioSacral Rhythm is so stable that variations outside of this range are used by the CranioSacral Therapist as indications of pathology. By restricting the range of motion and the amplitude of the CranioSacral Rhythm the whole body is affected.
The CranioSacral System is intimately related to, influences, and it is influenced by the Nervous System, Musculoskeletal System, Endocrine System, Lymphatic System, Vascular System, the Respiratory System, and the Immune System.
The treatment is beneficial for both adults and children and even for newborns.
For more information and to book an appointment, please visit www.wholistichealing.ca
AVATAR IS HERE! The latest in BioEnergetic Sciences allows the EAV practitioner to test a client against a great number of substances including foods, moulds, parasites, chemicals and many others by seeing what response the digital code of that substance illicits in the person being tested.
A great benefit of EAV over the scratch test (which measures a histamine response) is that it can pick up sensitivities that will not elicit a histamine reaction, particularly foods.
Computerized electro dermal screening is non-invasive and pain-free method of determining energetic imbalances in the body as well as the body’s reaction to various substances including foods and chemicals.
EAV is a valuable test because it gives us a powerful, energetic insight into the physiology, biochemistry and pathology of an individual.
EAV is also valuable because it offers Remedy Testing.
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we can help you with
Digestive Disorders (GERD, Ulcers, Malabsorption)
Colon and Intestinal Disorders (IBS, IBD, Constipation, Diarhhea, Leaky Gut, Chron's, Colitis)
Weight loss and Obesity
Arthritis and Pain Management
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Stress Syndrome/Adrenal Fatigue
Premenstrual Syndrome and Menstrual Difficulties
Heavy Metal Toxicity
Low Immunity/Early Aging