To continue on from the last article (Healing reactions and retracing on Nutritional Balancing), an example of a severe acute retracing case study is detailed following. This example illustrates how retracing can mimic ‘disease’ processes, yet is actually the body healing and becoming healthier. When on a Nutritional Balancing program, it is paramount that you stay in contact with Sari when you experience any concerning symptoms. A simple change in supplements and diet recommendations may be required, or perhaps supportive therapy prescribed to keep you healing and experiencing increased health and happiness.

Case study

A severe acute episode occurred whilst a patient was in the Four Lows pattern. His Na/K ratio had been balanced for the previous two HTMAs and his body was in a much better position to take on such a reaction. He suddenly developed cellulitis in his lower leg. It was swollen to twice its normal diameter, very red and angry looking, and very hot to touch. He experienced intense itching and some pain. It spread quickly to covering most of his lower leg, and started to track up over his knee also. He had no fevers. A GP assessment for a Medical Work Certificate concluded it was an ‘atypical cellulitis’ and promptly commenced anti-biotics. The patient chose not to take the anti-biotics.

Two days later, it was no better and of growing concern. If he did not have his leg raised above his heart the swelling was unbearable. He then developed a fast spreading rash on his torso. Within a day it went from sparse red spots, to his whole front and back torso, arms and neck all becoming one big angry red area where the rash had merged together. It was extremely itchy. The GP had no idea what this rash was and called it the ‘mystery rash’!

This lasted two weeks. He was unable to do much of anything, except look after himself Nutritional Balancing style!


It was initially difficult to discern whether this was retracing or an infection that required conventional aggressive treatment. Please read Healing reactions and retracing on Nutritional Balancing to learn about retracing further. It soon became apparent that this man was experiencing retracing. The following list is reasons why this was retracing and not a worsening of his health:

  • It was not a ‘normal’ cellulitis- it usually tracks horizontally, this tracked vertically
  • Usually one would have fevers and feel terribly ill. He did not.
  • The rash came on quickly and severely, but again, he had no accompanying symptoms.
  • The fact that the rash started only days after the atypical cellulitis is a big coincidence!
  • He was feeling really well preceding this reaction.
  • He had dumped copper in the past and it had come out through his skin. This was a different presentation however.
  • Twenty years prior, he had typical cellulitis in the exact same location. He was not on a Nutritional Balancing program at the time, and was treated with antibiotics.
  • Ultimately, he healed without the need for antibiotics. Before the discovery of antibiotics, cellulitis was fatal.

Procedures used to support this healing

This man had cellulitis years prior and it was treated with antibiotics. This did not allow the body to heal the infection, but rather suppressed the body’s reaction to the infection. Now that his body was healthy and balanced enough to actually deeply heal the infection, it brought it out in an acute way. The body then, if given the correct support, could heal the cellulitis thoroughly and deeply so as it will not return again. Sari advised him to do the following, to allow the deep healing to occur:

– his NB diet, to the best of his ability

-Near Infra Red (NIR) heat lamp sessions as much as he could tolerate. The heat intensified the itch, so he did short, frequent sessions

-cease supplements until the retracing subsided

-comfrey compresses on the leg to extract the toxins quicker

-3L good quality spring water daily

-plenty of deep breathing, resting and sleeping

-Foot reflexology and coffee enemas

Within two intense weeks, this man was back to his normal work and life duties, without the need for any drugs!

The take-home message

The aim on a Nutritional Balancing program is for your body chemistry to change, as this indicates you are healing. Your chemistry will not stay stagnant if you are on a NB program. The abundance of nutrients you get from your food, and all the minerals in the supplements all contribute to your body increasing its stores of minerals and healing tissues. The detoxification procedures, and your diet and supplements will all help your body eliminate toxins, and this also changes your body chemistry.

Furthermore, when your body chemistry changes, your symptoms also often change. Sometimes you will feel better, but other times you will feel worse because the supplements you are now taking are not what you require for your new body chemistry picture.

Therefore, it is very important to stay in contact with Sari whenever you have symptom changes. This is not a program to guess about, or self-prescribe. Symptom changes includes if you are feeling better or worse. It could be that you have an increase in energy, your bowel movements change, you develop a skin condition, or you get some anxiety. A whole range of things can happen that indicate your body chemistry has shifted. Often ones insight is reduced whilst retracing, and this is another reason to please contact Sari rather than attempt to figure things out your-self. If you are taking the incorrect supplements, diet and procedures for your new current body chemistry, it can be detrimental to your healing.

After you inform me of your new presentation, I will consequently review your case and advise of an updated program including a new prescription, change in procedures and lifestyle recommendations, and/or a change in diet. Sometimes you will not need an updated program. Sometimes you will just need to let the retracing or healing reaction work its way through to its completion. I will advise you of the best course of action to maximise your healing on Nutritional Balancing.

Not everyone experiences more severe retracing as outlined in the above case study. However, all retracing and healing reactions are a positive sign of healing and should be welcomed (however hard that may be at times!) Your body is getting rid of infections, toxins, and heavy metals and consequently rebuilding a new and healthy you!

I welcome any comments below, or any comments within the Contacts page.


Happy healing!



As part of a Nutritional Balancing program, the body undergoes two processes known as retracing and healing reactions. These are a very important part of your healing journey and are common whilst on a Nutritional Balancing program. Indeed without retracing or healing reactions, you will not heal effectively.  Both are briefly discussed in this article.


Dr. Wilson defines retracing as:

‘an unusual process by which the body thoroughly heals an illness or trauma that was incompletely healed in the past’.

The body healing old chronic infections or injuries or traumas at the deeper level is retracing. When your body is receiving excellent nutrition and the rest it requires, both retracing and healing reactions will occur.



Healing reactions are different from retracing and are defined as:

‘temporary symptoms that occur as the body heals at deep levels’.

Healing reactions are due to toxic metals being eliminated, toxic chemicals being eliminated, the healing/ removal of old infections, the removal of toxic tissue, and the healing of old physical or emotional traumas.

For an in depth review of retracing and healing reactions, please read Dr. Wilson’s article here. In fact, it is vital that you have an understanding of these two concepts so you can get the most out of your healing journey on Nutritional Balancing.


Following is an example of one patients healing journey over the past 12 months. This will provide insight into what you can expect whilst healing. Of course everyone’s experience is different.

This lady experienced 4-5 sinus infections, all mild enough, but uncomfortable. Almost everyone has chronic sinus infections so this retracing (chronic infections) and healing reaction (removal of toxic metals/ chemicals) is very common.

She then experienced 3-4 months of frequent (every few days) nosebleeds. It was somewhat distressing for her, however knowing that this was healing was very reassuring. The nosebleeds came out of the blue and also resolved suddenly. She suffered from nose bleeds throughout her childhood. This is an example of retracing. She has not had one for the last 5 months.

Next hot flushes accompanied by severe dizziness and headaches were experienced mostly in the evenings for a week. Again, this resolved spontaneously. This was not something she had ever experienced. This is an example of toxic metal removal- a healing reaction.

Lastly, she had a very painful wrist lasting a few months. She did not injure it at this time. The pain wouldn’t allow her to use it at all. She had a wrist sporting injury as a teenager. Again, it resolved suddenly and is another example of retracing.


Most healing reactions and retracings are mild. It is of great importance to remain positive whilst undergoing healing reactions or retracing. They should be seen as a positive sign of deep healing occurring. Usually people feel more energy and health before the body allows a healing reaction/ retracing episode to occur. Often people feel better than they did before they underwent the healing reaction/ retracing episode. Also, people often require an updated supplement and NB Program to accommodate the new and improved body chemistry they now own!


It is paramount that you contact me if you are having healing reactions or going through retracing. You will be advised what to do. Sometimes a program change is required, and sometimes supportive measures are needed to help you through it. Often you will require a program change after the healing reaction or retracing. All infections have the potential to be dangerous, so please don’t take any chances. Remember I am here to help and want to see you succeed in regaining your health!

The next article will illustrate a case study of a more severe retracing episode to give you another example.

If you haven’t already, please commence your Nutritional Balancing program today to get your healing started!

Please comment below and feel free to share your own healing experiences with us all.

I hope you continue to heal and gain greater health and happiness.



Ah, deep breathing is truly a wonderful thing. At its simplest, it clears your head and relaxes you beautifully.  If you’d like to decrease your anxiety and stress levels, improve your cognitive achievements, enhance your memory, improve your mood, and increase your blood oxygenation, then you better learn how to practice breathe deeply now!

Proven benefits of deep breathing

Anxiety improves

In fact, a research study just published illustrated how primary school children’s anxiety levels were reduced, and test performance increased, by simply practicing deep breathing before their school test (Khng, KH 2017).

Stress levels improve

Another recently published research study (Perciavalle et al 2017), found that adults practicing deep breathing induced an effective improvement in their mood and stress levels. This was measured using both self-reported subjective evaluations and objective parameters such as heart rate and salivary cortisol levels.

Blood oxygenation  levels improve

Practicing your deep breaths is even more effective if you do it standing up! A group of researchers measured the blood oxygenation level, heart rate, subjective breathing ability, blood pressure and pain of patients who had cardiac surgery performed a couple of days prior (Pettersson et al 2015). This randomised control study illustrated that the group of patients who practiced the deep breathing standing up, had significantly improved blood oxygenation levels when compared with the sitting group. This was also the case after resting for 15 minutes after the deep breathing.

Improved memory

Still haven’t convinced you? Well, yet another study, published in Scientific Reports has shown that deep breathing enhances complex cognitive functions such as memory, in particular the retention of motor memories ( Yadav & Mutha 2016). After the experimental group practiced deep breathing for 30 minutes, they retained a motor skill ‘strikingly’ better than the controls whom simply rested for 30 minutes. This was true immediately after the breathing, and also 24 hours later. The experiment was repeated and it was found that there was significantly improved retention after 24 hours.

Increase in test scores

An Iranian research study (Haghani & Shariatpanahi 2011) examined medical students who were either given the task of deep breathing and stretching during their genetics class, or not. There was a significant difference between the two groups. The stretchers and deep breathers had significantly increased test achievement scores. The researchers highly recommended all classes and educational workshops include deep breathing and stretching.


Deep breathing recommendations

I recommend doing at least 30 minutes of deep breathing daily. And since I love to SMILE and find any excuse to do it, I recommend you smile on the exhale for even MORE health benefits. Get yourself a little alarm app on your phone and set a subtle alarm for every 30 minutes. When you hear that little ‘blip blip’ go off, take 4 big deep breaths and smile on each exhalation. Ahhhhh, how can you not be in a good mood after that?

I highly recommend you read Dr. Wilson’s article Breathing Properly for Health for instructions on how to learn to breathe deeply and properly. You won’t regret it.

Tell me your thoughts regarding Deep Breathing in the box below, and please ask me any questions you may have!

Breathe deeply, and heal happily!






Have a healthy holiday on NB

If now’s the time for you to rest and have some fun (when isn’t that the time?) then this blog may be for you! You have been doing Nutritional Balancing for a little while now and are feeling so much better that you decide to go away on a healthy holiday! Once you have got into your Nutritional Balancing (NB) ‘Spa Routine’ at home, the next challenge is to maintain this routine whilst you are away from home. Depending on how long you will be away, and where you are going, will dictate how appropriate each of the following NB Healthy Holiday tips are.

‘Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop’ -Ovid.

My family of 6 has successfully traveled whilst all maintaining our Nutritional Balancing schedules. It can be done! And we’ve had lovely relaxing, fun times away together whilst have a healthy holiday. I have used each of the following tips in different circumstances with good effect. You can do it too!

Healthy holiday NB tips

Here is a list of suggested Healthy Holiday tips to help you continue on Nutritional Balancing whilst you are away on holidays, or with work. I hope this helps minimise any overwhelming feelings regarding travelling on a NB program.


  • Take a bottle of each of your prescribed supplements with enough tablets inside to get you through. If your body chemistry has been changing a lot lately, then take a bottle of any others that you have recently been prescribed. In the event that your body chemistry does change whilst you are away, the last thing you want is to be without those supplements! You can take a big sigh of relief if I make a prescription change and you have the correct supplements with you.


  • Take your organic fresh vegetables, including juicing carrots with you. Or, work out where the closest Organic Green Grocers is to your accommodation, and the hours they open, and purchase once you arrive.
  • Take some blue corn chips for easy snacks or ‘NB nacho’ style meals. They are sold at Coles around Australia, but perhaps not in smaller areas. I always take lots with us (yes we do fit all of this food and 6 persons worth of stuff in our car!)
  • Chose accommodation that has the required space in the fridge and freezer.
  • Cook up anything that you can freeze and take with you. There is definitely room to compromise on NB when on holidays. One compromise we make is taking cooked frozen quiche for breakfasts, cooked frozen thick soups for lunches, and cooked frozen vegetable muffins for snacks. Cook up big batches of chicken/ lamb/ beef casseroles with loads of vegetables. Freeze and take with you.
  • If you have a large family and your accommodation only has small saucepans and steamers, then take your large one with you. It is very time consuming having to steam vegetables in batches. You can fit corn chips or other food/ items into your big saucepan when you pack it, to maximise space.
  • Take the required amount of frozen organic meat with you in an esky, or find out ahead of time if there is somewhere to purchase it near where you’ll be staying.
  • You can also choose to compromise and eat the best meat that local butches or supermarkets have to offer, instead of organic meat.
  • Purchase frozen peas or frozen vegetables from the supermarket. This makes a quick and easy steamed vegetable breakfast and helps get those 6-9cups of cooked vegetables in! Add butter, sea salt, herbs or spices to your liking.
  • When eating out, choose dishes that comply with food combining. Choose either protein and vegetables, or starch/carbohydrate and vegetables. Ask for double or triple serves of the cooked vegetables. For breakfasts, the egg options are usually best, or go for a carbohydrate. You’re unlikely to get many vegetables in though! Steaming frozen vegetables is your best option.
  • In small motel rooms, microwaves are usually available, or you can pack your electric steamer and use that to cook your vegetables.
  • You can also take a supplement called EndoVeggies to help mitigate your decrease in vegetable consumption. Please discuss this with me prior to your trip.
  • For your daily carrot juice you can take your juicer with you. Either purchase or pack your juicing carrots. You can buy organic bottled carrot juice in some areas.


  • You can choose to pack a carbon-filter jug with you and filter the tap water.
  • You can purchase bottled spring water throughout most of Australia.
  • If you are travelling in the outback, drinking any safe water is appropriate.


  • Try to maintain your gentle walking, stretching and the spinal twist. Perhaps some gentle walks and stretching at the beach would be pleasant!
  • Maintain your good sleep habits with perhaps a night off here and there to stay out late if you desire.
  • You can still maintain your meditation, deep breathing, relaxation and reflexology and your morning and evening Nutritional Balancing ‘Spa Routine’ with the odd night off.


  • This is the one thing we do not take with us! I do not even take a single red heat lamp, though others have with success. Before you leave, find out where a close sauna is, ideally a NIR, however gyms often have FIR ones that will do the trick whilst you are away. Many resorts also have saunas and some offices if you are on a working trip.
  • You can safely skip saunas whilst you are away. Upon resuming once you’re settled back home, just ease back into it, depending on how long you stopped for. Discuss this with me and I will advise accordingly.


  • Pack your enema kit and your ground coffee beans. It is much easier to not grind your beans while you are away! You can of course, purchase your ground coffee beans whilst away too.
  • Most bathrooms have somewhere to hang your bag. I haven’t enough room to take my yoga mat, so I just lie on towels on the bathroom floor. Once there was not enough room for that, so I used the hallway between the bathroom and the toilet! Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
  • If you are unable to do your enemas and are worried about your bowels, discuss this with me and I can adjust your digestive enzyme and other supplement dosages.
  • GB3 and Betaine HCL and pepsin will kill most organisms that you may unknowingly ingest!

Lastly, please remember I am only an email away! If you become unwell or have a healing reaction whilst on holidays, please let me know! The only thing worse than suffering in silence, is suffering in silence whilst holidaying!

Please ask me if you have any questions regarding your next healthy holiday away and Nutritional Balancing. There are many options to assist you to keep up your good healthy habits, minimise any unwanted symptoms, and have a fantastic time away!

Happy Holiday Healing!