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Transiting to a New Health Paradigm

Aisling FitzGibbon

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We are living in a time when we are moving from the current health paradigm into a whole new healing template. The patriarchal system, using the reductionist and separatist model of medicine views organs as separate from one another and sees the mind as separate from what is going on in the rest of the body. This has led to much confusion of our energy systems and how they operate. It has prompted generations of people to seek health in pills and drugs that may address symptoms but has robbed us of our real energy and vitality.  

How did we get here?

Historically, Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon and Rene Descartes all contributed to the shift in human consciousness that finally separated humanity from the ancient spiritual heritage that had linked it in an intimate and self -sustaining relationship with nature. The universe was viewed as a machine, a resource to be understood and exploited. Spirituality, faith and all the mystery and magic that had been the central controlling force in people’s lives began to disappear. Our alienation from nature has cost us dearly as it stopped us from accessing our interconnectedness not just to nature but to one another and to our own body. Big Pharma has capitalised on the separatist model, creating a cornucopia of drugs to attack disease. This has stopped us from understanding the difference between the relief of symptoms and real healing, leading to a disconnect between our feelings and our physical body. The drug model with its suppression of symptoms has led to the current epidemic in chronic ill health problems, immune deficiency and in mental health problems. The war on disease has inadvertently become an attack on ourselves.

The Emerging Solution

The new healing template acknowledges our connection to nature and indeed our dependence upon it for our health and healing. It approaches healing on multidimensional levels, seeing our body, mind, emotions and our spiritual health as being interconnected and dependent on one another. The new healing template is an educational process that teaches each client to understand the origin of their health condition and gives the steps to successfully navigate their own journey to health and happiness.

Part and parcel of this process is creating attainable and sustainable goals. This requires careful crafting as if we create goals that are vague and wishy washy, this will not sustain the vision we seek to attain. As an Occupational Therapist, I understand the importance of goal setting as a means to get to where we want to be with our energy and health. Sometimes the changes may seem overwhelming in their totality, but when we break goals into bite size steps, the results are amazing. The human ego is resistant to change, even when change is for the better. This is why I support changes in simple achievable steps and why I provide the emotional support to help you overcome resistance and self -sabotage.

I help each client to navigate their own healing journey and to understand what is happening at each stage. Without that understanding the motivation and will power to continue can wane, especially when the healing process doesn’t go quite as anticipated. For example, a person may start out wanting to sort out their methylation issues and may have read Dr Bill Walsh’s work and the work of Dr Natasha Campbell Mc Bride. They could even have already adopted the Weston Price Diet and now feel ready to take the next step. Based on what they’ve read they decide to take methyl folate as one of the vitamins to help normalise methylation status. Initially for the first two days they begin to feel super well and energetic but by day three, feeling very unwell they ditch the methyl folate, feeling that this supplement is not for them. They now feel unsure as to how to proceed as the text books are telling them that this is the answer. This leads to a build- up of stress as they are no closer to attaining their health goals.

The text books can give us all the information we need but what is missing for the most part is the real -life navigation of the knowledge. This is why I work in health programmes as I know the value of structure, guidance and accountability as we attempt to create the biochemical changes and the emotional leaps forward needed for health. Methyl folate needs other co factors to work and may deplete the base line minerals such as magnesium unless they are firstly repleted. Methyl folate may create intense detox reactions in some people that may require organ support and detox techniques to make sure that the toxins that are stirred up are safely released from the body. When toxins are released from the cells and are unable to exit the body, they tend to distribute elsewhere leading to a further lowering of energy.

I know from experience that we cannot just address physical health problems without addressing the emotional undercurrents that may be depleting the vitamins and minerals that we need for optimum health. Being in a state of low energy can feel emotionally difficult for some people which is why we need to support our emotional state of mind as we undergo the healing process. Some people who are very high achievers can find it emotionally difficult if they are not right as they may see it as a failure on their part. During my health programme, we break down exactly where you are at and we work together to reach peace and acceptance of where you are right now. This releases a lot of stress and provides more energy for the healing process. Being in a calm and accepting energy begins the process of transformation.

Support is needed as we begin to change the biochemical status. I have worked with people who in the past have done one off sessions with other Nutritionists but who still feel in the dark about their health problems. They feel unable to put the whole picture together and give up when things start to go wrong.  During my weekly sessions, I get my clients to record what has happened during the week and how they have reacted to a change in diet and in their supplements. Sometimes a client may need to increase their magnesium supplement if their sleeping issue has not resolved. Sometimes they may need to switch over from magnesium citrate to magnesium glycinate and then they are sleeping like a baby. Sometimes they have to reduce the level of supplementation so that their organs of detox such as the liver can cope with what is being released. Every one navigates their own healing journey differently and I am delighted to be able to support them to get to their desired outcomes. 

If you are interested in working with me on a health programme and in designing your own healing template then get in touch my filling in my clarity call application form and we can take it from there. 

References 

Wallace-Murphy T, Hidden Wisdom, Secrets of the Western Esoteric Tradition 

 

What to do when you feel stuck?

Aisling FitzGibbon

There are times when it feels that no matter how much you want something to happen, it just doesn’t.  This is despite positive thinking, practicing the law of attraction to a tee and putting oodles of mantras in strategic positions on the bedroom wall. I am attracting my ideal partner. My ideal job is coming right now. The universe supports me. And yet nothing happens and you begin to think maybe all of this is just wishful thinking.

Now while I believe in the power of positive thinking I know that for it to really work there needs to be an energetic transformation at the physical level. This is because energy is held at the physical level and this is where the matrix of our memories are stored. So when we are stuck it is because our cells are not vibrating at a frequency high enough to attract what we really want.

To create lasting transformation there needs to be a corresponding cellular shift. If we try to create our ideal future and attempt to co- create a new reality using the same building blocks that create our current reality, then things don’t happen as quickly as we want to or not at all. Our thoughts, memories and beliefs are held in our cells. So for instance if we think we want a better job but if the thought pattern that we don’t deserve it is locked into the magnetic memory of our cells then it is difficult to manifest the new job.

I know some people whose problems today are the same as they had over a decade ago- the same issues are still running their lives and making them feel powerless. They may have spent a lot of time talking through their issues but years later the same record is playing out from the magnetic memories of their cells. They are stuck. So how do we change the record so that the one we want to have playing is playing loudly and clearly? 

The change has to occur on a cellular level. Each of us is made up of trillions of cells which are the building blocks of our physical selves. If we want to manifest a new reality, one that is free of limiting beliefs, then we must release those beliefs from the cells. We need to work on softening and opening the cells membrane to release what’s inside.

I’ve worked on myself at a cellular level and while initially I was concentrating on increasing my energy and getting myself well from depression other changes began to happen. I began to see a change in the way I was thinking and feeling. I had changed my diet and taken supplements to open the cell membrane. This caused my body to detoxify on the physical level. For instance magnesium is a mineral that promotes expansion and literally is the light that sparks the energy in the cells.  When we expand on the physical this has a knock on effect onto the other energy body’s such as the mind and the emotional. The more I cleared on a cellular level the more my life began to expand outwards in a positive way. It was akin to peeling away the layers of an onion and when yet another layer was peeled away there was a new shift in consciousness and perception.

The physical energy body is the most dense and holds our reality in place. The greater the density on this level the greater the delay between what we want to happen and the time in which it happens. When we work on releasing physical density we really are working on opening ourselves to a new reality. By  increasing the oxidation rate in our cells by taking certain supplements the cells begin to open and shed their density.  Whatever has been stuck in the cells is then eliminated. Along with the physical toxicity are old memories, old beliefs, old ways of reacting to situations and inherited ancestral blueprints.

So when people say they feel stuck, they are stuck at a physical cellular level. To change we need to work on changing the electrical potential of the cell so that the rigid fixed reality becomes more fluidic and open to newer possibilities. Change at a physical level creates a domino effect onto the emotional, mental and spiritual energy bodies. When our cells are detoxed and we are replete with minerals our body is able to hold more energy and light..

Our positive thinking now becomes more than just a mental construct as it becomes grounded in our new physical reality.  We attract who and what we are on an energy level. This really is how the law of attraction works. If we raise our energy levels by working on nutrition and taking supplements that give the correct cellular charge we naturally rise in frequency.  That rise in frequency on the inside attracts its corresponding frequency on the outside.

The currency of the universe is energy. To come unstuck we need to increase our energy levels to create movement. Creating movement in the cells creates a corresponding movement in our lives. It never ceases to amaze me when this happens not just to me but to the clients that I work with. It is the energy shifts that we create inside that make all the difference in the outside world. One of my clients was very much stuck on an emotional level and no matter what she did she was unable to break free of a stifling friendship that was draining her energy. By working on herself at a cellular level, her friendship with this other woman changed because now instead of being taken advantage of, she finally had the energy to protect herself and put in the boundaries she so needed. 

It takes time to change our physical biochemistry which is why I work in health programmes. If you would like to work with me please fill in my clarity call application. 

 

 

 

Kim Kardashian ate hers. Would you?

Aisling FitzGibbon

It seems Kim Kardashian has more in common with Ancient Egyptians that we thought. Apart from sharing their love of power brows they also share their reverence for placentas. Kim ate her placenta after giving birth to her daughter North by having it freeze dried and made into pill form. Her experience of taking her placenta in pill form was very positive prompting her to tweet “I had great results and felt so energised and didn’t have any signs of depression.” So impressed was Kim with her placenta pills that she made sure that she also took them after her second pregnancy which resulted in her son Saint West.

Kim did her homework first by consulting other mothers who had a dual experience. On their first pregnancy they didn’t consume their placenta and suffered the baby blues. After their second pregnancy they took their own placenta pills and avoided any dip in their mood. Other women report that the pills gave them more energy, increased their milk production, reduced their stress levels, raised their iron levels and helped them to recover quicker from the birth of their child. Kim Kardashian decided she couldn’t go wrong with taking a pill made with her own hormones- made by her, for her.

Kim was ecstatic about her experience stating that “Every time I take a pill, I feel a surge of energy and feel really good and healthy.” Her sister Kourtney followed her example and also experienced the benefits of Placentophagy (act of consuming one’s placenta) saying on Instagram “Yummy Placenta Pills. No Joke. I will be sad when they run out. They are life changing.”  

Placenta Power

The placenta is the first organ that forms, even before the baby’s organs.  The baby is fed via the placenta and via the mother’s blood supply. During pregnancy the placenta produces and stores many nutrients and hormones to help nourish the growing baby. After birth, with the loss of the placenta there is a delay before the body resumes its own production of hormones and nutrients. The consumption of one’s own placenta helps to bridge that gap. As the placenta is an endocrine organ it triggers the body’s own production of hormones such as oxytocin (the love hormone that helps women bond with their babies and gives them a sense of wellbeing) and prolactin, that helps with lactation.   

How do you like yours? 

The placenta can be eaten raw in a fruit smoothie. It can be cooked and eaten (tastes like beef seemingly) or it can be encapsulated into pills that are freeze dried. There are companies that do this for you. The placenta needs to be kept chilled after 30 minutes and the temperature kept constant until the next stage when the placenta is washed, chopped, dehydrated and eventually ground into a powder before being encapsulated.

Celebrity Endorsement

 Despite the lack of scientific studies, the rise in Placentophagy is due in part to other celebrities adopting its practice and women talking about their experience and sharing best practice with one other. Coleen Rooney extolled its virtues after the birth of her third son, saying that the placenta pills gave her energy, helped her sleep better and enabled her to stabilise her weight. Footballer Jamie Vardy’s wife Rebekah, claimed that her placenta pills helped her recover from the birth of her second baby. Studies have shown that 75% of women interviewed have a very positive experience from eating their placenta.

Postpartum Depression

Women who have a history of postpartum depression tend to have unusually high levels of copper in their blood according to Dr Bill Walsh author of Nutrient Power. Although many women go through a period of baby blues, about 15% go on to develop postpartum depression. During pregnancy copper levels rise, more than doubling for the development of the baby’s blood vessels. After birth copper levels are supposed to normalise but in 15% of women they don’t. The rise in copper interferes with the balance between brain chemicals dopamine and norepinephrine, two mood regulating chemicals. In Bill Walsh’s experience women with postpartum depression respond to treatment that lowers copper levels.  

How I work

In my practice I use the Bill Walsh Protocol's of blood  tests to check for nutrient deficiencies and nutrient overload.  Based on the results I offer individualised programmes to help balance your biochemistry and improve your wellbeing.  If you are interested in working with me, please fill out my clarity form. 

Friday Q & A

Aisling FitzGibbon

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Q: Hi Aisling. Do you have a particular linseed tea recipe that you follow? Why is Linseed tea good for me?

A:  I will address the second part of the question first. Linseed tea, as it is gelatinous, is wonderfully hydrating and soothing to the colon. It also helps the colon to hold onto fluid. The seeds are rich in omega 3 oils, antioxidants, magnesium, manganese and B vitamins. Linseed tea helps to stablise blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol.  I drink linseed tea when I feel I need it. I find it is very helpful when I travel as travelling makes me feel dehydrated more than anything, especially air travel.  I find it very soothing at bedtime. You can add in some lemon, ginger and honey if you like to jazz it up.  I actually enjoy the taste of linseed tea on its own. I am a huge fan! 

Recipe for Linseed Tea

Ingredients

2 tablespoons of Flax Seeds

1 litre of filtered water 

Method

Add flax seeds to the water in an adequately sized pan (as it tends to boil over easily). Bring to the boil for a brief moment, turn off the heat and put the lid on the pan. Leave to stand for 12 hours or overnight.

Then bring it back to the boil and very gently simmer for 1 hour stirring occasionally to prevent the seeds from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Keep a close eye on the pan as it can easily boil over and makes a big mess! Strain the seeds off the gloopy liquid and discard the seeds.

Keep the liquid in a bottle in the fridge, it should keep for about 3-4 days and can be thinned to taste with hot or room temperature filtered water. It usually lasts 2 days in my home as we like to drink it fresh. 

Every Friday I publish a Q & A blog. If you have any Questions you would love to have answered please send them in.

 

 

My secret love affair with Harry Selfridge

Aisling FitzGibbon

It must have been the cold winter months when I normally cocoon in front of the fire that I was drawn into the seductive world of Harry Selfridge. His smouldering brown eyes lit by the twinkle of a rogue caused me to fall in love with this rebel of a man who changed forever the retail world. Yes I know he’s dead, well the real one is anyway, and I’m engaged but feelings are feelings. I blame Netflix. Who wouldn’t love Harry’s creativity, his energy, his utter self -belief? I was mesmerised by this colossus of a man who linked pleasure to shopping and who encouraged women to shop unchaperoned for the first time. Harry’s character, immortalised by the TV network series Selfridges has captured the imagination of the public (I’m not alone) who are left wondering how a man who once had it all could have ended up destitute at the end of his life. 

Maybe you know someone like Harry- incredible entrepreneurs who when things are going well make rash impulsive decisions and risks that negatively affect their business. What causes men like Harry to find themselves embroiled in destructive dalliances or who addict so much to work that their home life suffers? Is there an underlying biochemical issue that propels them away from the empires they create, causing them to risk it all?

Harry Selfridge was a man who was highly driven and motivated. He was also very competitive and wanted his emporium to be the best in the UK. Harry was what we would call a classic undermethylator, one who is driven by perfectionistic traits and a strong desire to succeed. Dr Bill Walsh, author of Nutrient Power,  found that 38% of people with depression were undermethylators and he also stated that there are plenty of people who are undermethylators who are not depressed but who are driven by their inner biochemistry to succeed at all costs. Harry Selfridge had a high libido (an undermethylators trait) as evidenced by his relationship with the Dolly sisters who cost him a considerable fortune by gambling 5 million pounds by today’s standards. It was reported that he once offered one of them 10 million dollars to marry him! A fit of madness you might think, but addicts care little for doing the sensible thing. At a time when he should have relaxed to enjoy the fruits of his labour Harry was rushing to clubs and casinos. His nickname of “a mile a minute Harry “ really suited him.

Addiction is fuelled in part by a biochemical craving for a dopamine hit. Scientists have looked at the link between lower levels of dopamine and ADHD. ADHD behaviour can cause impulsive behaviour and a tendency to acting first and thinking later. There can be lack of attention to detail. Low levels of dopamine are linked to high copper levels and low zinc. I would imagine that Harry Selfridge had lower dopamine levels that made him prone to take huge financial risks and gamble his fortune. He also did not attend to the fine print of his spending that soon went out of control.  

Our dopamine levels are drained by stress. Toxins of all kinds such as air fresheners, perfumes, cosmetics and  soap also decrease dopamine levels.  Dopamine is released in high amounts with sugar, alcohol, nicotine and gambling(2-10 times higher than normal) The greater the surge of dopamine the more you feel pleasure and the more driven you are to do it. This is what creates the addiction cycle. Unfortunately the dopamine receptors downregulate when over stimulated, leaving a person needed more and more outside stimulation. 

Dopamine is the celebrity of brain chemicals and one of its functions is the pleasure pathway. Unfortunately the dark side of pleasure is addiction. David Linden PHd, a neuroscience professor at John Hopkins School of Medicine and author of The Compass of Pleasure: How our Brains make Fatty food, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijauna, Generosity, Vodka, Learning and Gambling Feel so Good said that most people are able to achieve a certain degree of pleasure with only moderate indulgence but those with blunted dopamine systems are driven to overdo it. In order to get to the same set point of pleasure that others get so easily with two drinks at the bar and a laugh with friends they need 6 drinks at the bar to get to the same thing. Although drinking gives a temporary hit of dopamine overtime you can develop a progressive tolerance of alcohol. Alcohol depletes zinc and this starts a downward cycle of craving more alcohol.

Harry Selfridge who had clawed his way up from being a 14-year-old stockroom boy in Chicago to becoming an international retailer, eventually blew his 60 million fortune on reckless gambling, womanising and out of control spending. The sad thing about Harry is that he could never enjoy what he had as he was constantly leaping ahead to the next thing in the constant drive to needing more and more. Could he have been governed by his biochemistry that eventually had him ousted from the empire he had served to create? Did his quest for a dopamine hit lead him to take more and more risks? Did his undermethylation issues, that predisposed him to being highly motivated drive him eventually to addiction. 

I am lucky to be able to offer blood tests in my practice that test for methylation status and zinc levels. This takes away the guess work and provides a scientific baseline for clients to see where they are at and where they need to be. Depending on whether you are under or over methylated will determine your prescription for nutrients. I offer individualised plans that are tweaked on my weekly coaching programme.

If you want to work with me please fill in my clarity call application. 

Are You Looking to Balance Your Energy?

Aisling FitzGibbon

The Dark Ages

During the dark ages of illusion and separation women were persecuted, vilified and destroyed. In a patriarchal culture a woman’s power was regarded as suspect, a threat to the established order. Women possessed gifts and an energy that was beyond a man’s understanding and for that she was condemned. She was not officially allowed to study medicine and the position of the church at that time was that if she dared to cure without having studied, then she was a witch and would have to die. Women were faced with an evil that surpassed any rational understanding.

But the Burning Times did not put an end to our powers. Women, as keepers of the mysteries went underground and their DNA passed through each generation until it was time to re-emerge. 

The Age of Aquarius

The time is now as we fully enter into the Age of Aquarius and the rise of the goddess has begun. Everywhere women are casting off the wounds of suppression and are beginning to heed their own unique call to action. The collective unease of having to live within a linear patriarchal society is being felt. We are not able to maintain our energy and vitality in this ego separation and competition when as women, we know on a deeper level that for us to thrive we need an interconnected community of support and inspiration that will eventually create a more equable and just world for our children’s future.

Together We Ascend

Now it will be different because it is not just about the female power rising and taking over from the male. Rather it is a time where we will balance the feminine and masculine qualities within all of us. The feminine energy will help counteract the male driven doingness that has been the hallmark of our survival in the outer world. By teaching us how to be, we begin to develop our intuition and creativity and we begin to explore the importance of our emotional and soul body. The feminine energy leads to the development of a strong inner world that gets us in touch with the Aquarian values of compassion, love, peace, harmony, integration and nurturing. As sisters we rise, while embracing our brothers as we acknowledge that the individual becomes the universal while still maintaining individuality which paves the way for unity in diversity. Together we ascend.

The Healing Arts

For thousands of years mystery schools helped to initiate both men and women into embodied female wisdom. People were trained in the healing arts and in developing their own connection to their intuitive faculties and to their own divinity. Queen Scotia, daughter of the pharaoh Akhenaton, brought her mystery teachings to Ireland. Her divine feminine thread links her to us as we reawaken in lives that include family responsibilities, work and relationships.

Our challenge is to develop our emerging gifts and maintain our energy at this time of incredible earth shifts and transformations. During the Energy is Your Currency Masterclass we will explore ways of developing the feminine energy in our lives and in balancing it with the masculine. Together we will create manageable and achievable steps towards empowerment through firstly taking charge of our own energy system, as energy is our most powerful currency.

Change begins with each person at a micro level and ripples out into the world at a macro level. We change the world by first changing ourselves. I look forward to working with you.

To your energy and vitality, 

Aisling

Nutritionist and Energy Transformation Coach