Illness just doesn’t appear out of nowhere. There are many things we are exposed to and choices we make that can cause illness. So if you are like most people, and indeed like myself, you have spent your earlier years giving your health less thought than it deserved. You have probably eaten too much junk food, drank too much alcohol, not rested or slept enough and have generally mistreated your body. Whilst your body seemed to handle much of this abuse in the past, you may be finding that it cannot adapt to your misuse and abuse as it once did. Perhaps illness has now resulted.
Not only have you abused your body, but the changes in society and our environment around us greatly affect our health also. And these lifestyle choices, and environmental impacts are passed onto our children via our genes, resulting in yet more illness. Don’t dismay, by understand why illness results, you are in a position to do something about it! The reasons why illness results are discussed below.
Illness can result from causes outside our control, such as air pollution and a decrease in nutrition in our food. The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that in 2012 around 7 million deaths were a result of air pollution. That is one in eight of total global deaths (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/air-pollution/en/). Whilst we can’t do much to avoid this exposure, we can make choices to recycle and buy a minimal amount of plastic to help save our previous environment.
The food we eat today has significantly less nutrition than it did half a century ago. A Kushi Instititue analysis from 1975 -1997 found that calcium levels dropped in 12 fresh vegetables by 27%; Vitamin A by 21%; and vitamin C by 30%. Other research studies have found that calcium, iron and potassium levels have also significantly declined. This is a result of soil depletion and the improvements in the vegetables appearance, sweetness and pest resistance, all at the expense of nutritional value (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss). Another study found that we need to eat eight oranges today, to receive the equivalent Vitamin A that our grandparents would have received from just one! (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss). Both air pollution and less nutritious foods today contribute greatly to illess.
Pesticides and harmful chemicals
Another environmental cause for illness is harmful chemicals that are used to grow crops. Most food is grown with an increasing amount of harmful chemicals including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and others. This graph shows the estimated worldwide annual sales of pesticides, insecticides, fungicides and others, in billions of dollars, from 1960-1999 (Agrios, Plant Pathology, Edition 5, 2005: https://ourworldindata.org/fertilizer-and-pesticides/). It is increasing substantially.
We ingest these chemicals as we eat the food. These pesticides affect us in various horrific ways. Margarita Stoytcheva edited works entitled Pesticides in the Modern World – Effects of Pesticides Exposure (Margarita Stoytcheva 2011). This detailed document illustrates numerous research studies showing direct and indirect exposures of various common pesticides and their health effects, both in the short and longer term including physiological and DNA changes. Very sobering. We can choose to consume ‘certified organic or biodynamic’ produce, and avoid much of these harmful chemicals, if our finances allow. Growing your own is another great option.
Genetically Modified foods
Increasing usage of Genetically Modified (GM) crops are also shown to increase the need for more pesticides, especially evident in the USA. According to the Environmental Science Europe (Benbrook 2012), pesticide usage has increased by 7% in only 16 years, despite GM crops claim to reduce the need for pesticides (https://enveurope.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/2190-4715-24-24). We do not know the full extent of detrimental consequences caused by genetically altering our foods. Choosing certified organic food is also choosing non Genetically Modified foods.
Even our town water contributes to health and illness. The quality of our town drinking water has decreased, with chemicals such as chlorine and ammonia added to disinfect, aluminium sulphate to stick bacteria and particles together, coal filtration, fluoride added , and then lime, caustic soda or soda ash are also added to alkalise the water as the added fluoride and chlorine make the water acidic (http://www.melbournewater.com.au/whatwedo/supply-water/pages/water-treatment.aspx). So for ‘safety’ reasons, chemicals are added to our drinking water. We are much better off drinking natural mineral, spring or pure rain water. And again, if our situations allow, this is indeed the safest and most healthful options.
Other facts influence our health and illness but only if we chose them, such as processed foods. Indeed processed foods have increasing amounts of synthetic additives added to them. For example, tartrazine erythrosine, benzene, sodium nitrates, butylated hydroxyanisole, saccharin, aspartame, cyclamate to name just a few. These have all been shown to cause cancer in animals and are probably human carcinogens as well. Cyclamate is banned in the USA, however is still permitted in Australia. The good news is we can choose to a large degree, not to consume these ‘foods’.
Another health or illness contributor which is in our control, is exercise. We spend more time on computers and less time moving our bodies, and we breathe in copious amounts of toxins from both indoor air pollution and cleaning chemicals that surround us. According to the Australian Government, Australians are sedentary for 50-70% of their waking hours, or 8-12 hours per day which is significantly higher than adults a few decades ago (Obesity: sedentary behaviours and health 2014: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/research/units/boden/ANPHA%20Sedentary%20Behaviours%20and%20Health.pdf). This leads to an increase in many diseases including obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. It is within our control to ensure we move our bodies adequately to prevent illness and promote health.
Our lifestyles are also typically more stressed than those of our ancestors. We have more modern commodities to make life easier. However this has only led to us to simply fitting more into our days and becoming more stressed in the process. In 2015, Australians anxiety symptoms were the highest they have been in the previous 5 years (Australian Psychological Society 2015 Stress and Wellbeing in Australia https://www.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/PW15-SR.pdf). By rearranging our lifestyles, and incorporating more parasympathetic activities, such as relaxation, deep breathing, and enjoying time doing hobbies, we can reduce our stress. It is our choice.
None of this is good for us. Pollution, less nutrients in our foods, food and water chemicals, less activity and increased stress, all lead to ill health, or illness, if we do not combat it. So we find ourselves in a position where we need greater energy to get through our days, and yet have less energy and health resources to draw on. Illness’s that pop up at the most inconvenient time (when is it convenient to be sick?) really put us back a number of steps. This is especially true when we take more drug quick- fixes and do not rest to enable healing. This causes more stress and more illness in turn.
The choice is yours
Now that you have discovered you need to improve your health and indeed shed your illness and symptoms, you have a choice to make. I recommend choosing natural medicine and/or Nutritional Balancing to correct your body’s chemistry and regain your health. Read on to learn the benefits of choosing natural medicine.
Benefits of natural medicine
- The root cause of your symptoms are determined via diagnostic tests, comprehensive verbal history and health assessments. The whole body and the whole person are considered; not just the specific under-performing body part.
- It is proactive. Chronic illness can be predicted and then be prevented, by us working together.
- You have an active role to play in your health, and you are advised how to do this.
- Natural supplements and herbal medicines are determined and made up based on your specific body chemistry needs; not a one-size fits all approach. Natural supplements and herbal remedies have low rates of side effects due to careful prescribing. The treatments do not push the illness deeper within the body. The treatments often do not need to be taken for long, as the illness is alleviated.
- Acute illness can be treated successfully without side effects. For example, upper respiratory tract infections and UTI’s etc. Chronic or deep seated illness can also be significantly alleviated, and reversed in some cases.
- Deep healing takes time to occur. Depending on how long you have been sick for, this could take a significant amount of time, commitment and patience on your behalf.
The natural approach to healing is much kinder to the body and the mind. It supports the body to heal itself and does not cause further illness and damage to your body. Furthermore, it prevents more illness occurring and gives you considerably improved quality of life now and into the future. So help yourself, and your children and grandchildren live happier, healthier lives.
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sleep well, most of my digestive issues and abdominal pain have subsided
Burnout syndrome became an overpowering reality around 2017-18 as my digestive function began to break down, I was plagued by increasingly frequent abdominal pain and IBS symptoms, I slept for 10 hours a day without feeling rested and I was in a deep rut, spending thousands of dollars on doctors, naturopaths, various testing and supplements. All of whom more or less tried a shotgun approach, some loosely based on mineral panels and hair mineral analysis.
Until I decided to give Mineral Balancing a go and booked a meeting with Sari.
Nutritional Balancing had caught my eye for a long time, and I was very happy to find Sari close enough to Melbourne and I am happy to say that she has outdone every other doctor and naturopath in terms of treating and providing support to allow me to truly begin fixing many of my digestive and burnout symptoms.
Having personally studied the human body and physiology, I have not come across any other system that is as comprehensive, holistic and made accessible to me as a patient, and I have done several HTMA tests with different naturopaths and HTMA organizations, and ARL analytical labs, that Sari works with, has by far been the most comprehensive and detailed of them all, especially added with the personalized guidance of Sari.
I have had, and still have, the occasional hiccup and fallback into poor patterns, but that is to be expected, and I've only been able to fall back in the first place because I have become well enough to afford it.
Today, I sleep well, most of my digestive issues and abdominal pain have subsided while adhering properly to the guidelines and supplements, and I am confident that as long as the program is followed, health and wellbeing is a result.
Especially appreciated is the fact that consults can be done online via skype once the program is set up, and she is available to answer mails and queries as well as part of the packages.
I highly recommend Sari and especially the mineral balancing program. It's not cheap, and there is a lot of supplements on top, but if you stick with it and follow through and heed the wisdom, it works because it's tailored to each individuals needs at the moment in time and is updated with time to address the changing and improving body as well.
Personalized nutrition profiling and treatment is finally here, and Sari is doing us a great favor by delivering it one person at a time.
insight, understanding and encouragement
I was drawn to Sari’s Natural Medicine, as Sari has qualifications in 3 health fields, which gives an in-depth understanding into health and illness. Sari’s health journey gave me confidence that she would be working from experience with Nutritional Balancing, along with Nursing and Naturopathy. My health challenges are deep seated chronic conditions and heavy metal toxicity from copper pipes in the home. As well as many years ago Copper Sulphate was added to the house tank to kill off algae. Then some 30 years later, the copper load every day when I showered, just sent me into a downward spiral. Now I understand how metals impact health and the mind. We take our health for granted until we lose it.
Sari’s report gave me insight, understanding and encouragement. There is light ahead. Sari speaks from experience, knowledge, and deep caring for her fellow human being, as she is a healer.
I no longer experience any seasonal allergies or anxiety
Before I started on a development program, I had bad seasonal allergies for about 7-8 months each year for 16 years, as well as fatigue and anxiety at times. I have had Sari as my practitioner for a little over 3 years, been on the program for about 6 and a half years. The program takes some effort and commitment and trust, especially at first, but the results are worth it. I no longer experience any seasonal allergies (I don't use any remedies) or anxiety, and am a much more positive person now. Life still has it's challenges but I am able to respond more effectively and positively to them. I have moved to the country and secured a good job, two long held goals I couldn't seem to achieve before.
I have enjoyed having Sari as my practitioner, as she is very knowlegeable, and easy to communicate with. I choose to see her in person but she can also do telephone or skype appointments. She is a Dr Wilson approved practitioner which is very important for the proper understanding and implementation of the program. Doing the program properly isn't always intuitive and one needs a good guide, another reason to choose Sari on your healing journey.
I would recommend Naturopath Sari Young to friends and family as the program she offers helped heal me deeply, and she is enjoyable to work with, and is experienced with Development Science.
His behaviours has improved markedly
Before seeing Sari my toddler son Xavier although having pretty good health had some eczema and was somewhat hyperactive and clingy. He also craved sugar and carbohydrates a lot.
Xav is now 4 years old and since being on NB his behaviour has improved markedly. He is more calm and easy to reason with. He has been assessed by a family therapist who said he not only meets but exceeds many of his developmental milestones. He has an excellent vocabulary and articulates himself well. He is never sick and has a full set of beautiful white teeth. His energy levels are seemingly endless however he is the first to say if he needs a rest or if it’s time to go to bed because he is tired. Sari is lovely to communicate with, she is kind and gentle and understanding. She wears a ready smile and always tried to help in whatever way she can. Being on nutritional Balancing takes the uncertainty out of parenting in a way as I can be assured that if Xavier is off or his behaviour changes I am doing the best I can from a nutritional and lifestyle point of view and the change could be a healing reaction or a need of change of program, both of which I have Sari to support us through. We love to visit Sari with the scenic views of Castlemaine surrounds and on the days where we have less time it’s very convenient to have a Skype appointment at home or even in the park while the kids play.
I would recommend Sari because she is a wealth of knowledge on natural health, healing and wellbeing. She is non judgmental and a good listener and gives the best service to her clients.
Energy, sleep, mood, clarity of mind have improved markedly
I initially contacted Sari as I was burnt out after my body was depleted from a long term battle with chronic illness (cured prior to engaging Sari) and a difficult university course. My first HTMA showed I was in a four lows pattern as well as being overloaded with various, heavy metals. Three months have passed since my initial test and my energy, sleep, mood and clarity of mind have improved markedly. My second test showed I was out of the four lows pattern. After experiencing such drastic changes in a short period of time, I am confident that continuation of the program will result in a return to optimal health.
During our Skype consultations Sari has been great to work with, as she is easy to get along with, caring, empathetic and a great communicator. Above all else she is very knowledgable about the program and confident in its ability to promote deep and lasting healing.
Because of Sari my quality of life continues to improve each week and I will definitely be recommending her to friends and family in the future.
Please do not hesitate to contact Sari if you are considering embarking upon the nutritional balancing program. You will not regret it!
wealth of knowledge…
Sari has been my nutritional balancing practitioner for nearly two years now. She has been a great help in interpreting my hair tests, and clearly has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to nutritional balancing and healing in general. Sari has a very kind and nurturing nature and this really shines through when dealing with her patients. It's obvious that Sari has benefited from the nutritional balancing program in her own life, and this experiential knowledge coupled with years of being a practitioner make her the perfect guide to walk others through the process.
I look forward to continuing to work with Sari on my own health journey, and know that I am in good hands.
R&R Challenge enabled me to introduce the concepts of NB at a steady pace
I very much enjoyed the R&R challenge. It enabled me to introduce the concepts of nutritional balancing at a steady pace, which helped me a great deal as I was very busy at the time when I began it. Made everything far less overwhelming.
I would recommend the R&R Challenge to family and friends, but would especially recommend the R&R Challenge to those who are very busy or easily overwhelmed. I rate the R&R Challenge 5 out of 5!
Energy increased dramatically, as well as my overall well-being.
I have to admit that this is one of the hardest programs I have ever tried, BUT THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN SO WORTH IT. My mineral readings just keep getting better and my heavy metals load have gone down dramatically. My energy has increased dramatically, as well as my overall well-being. A few times I have felt that I was going to be ill, the knowledge I have acquired through following this program have made me recover very quickly or was able to stop the illness dead in its tracks. And it is getting easier to follow with time, as the protocols become more and more a part of my lifestyle.
Sari is an incredibly knowledgeable holistic practitioner, a wonderful communicator who walks her talk.
I highly recommend her to everyone.
wonderful resource and motivational tool
Sari is very knowledgeable, supportive, non-judgemental and genuinely caring. The 12 week Challenge is a wonderful resource and motivational tool to have for this healing journey. It not only gives you the information of what to do, but also it helps explain why you are doing it and how to implement the changes. The weekly email was well timed, giving you enough time to read through the information, incorporate the changes and establish a routine before the next email arrived. The gradual implementation of some of the lifestyle or food changes each week made it manageable and not to daunting and the chart a great tool and reminder of your weekly goals. I highly recommend the R&R Challenge for anyone genuinely wanting to undertake and incorporate the NB Program into your life, it's a fantastic tool.
consultations.. by phone… worked well
All of my consultations with Sari have been by phone as we live in different States. This has worked well for me as I travel a fair bit and it is very convenient being able to schedule a consultation wherever I am... the results have been excellent.
the results have been excellent
I was reassured by Sari's confidence and faith in the Nutritional Balancing program and was very happy to find a practitioner who had specific and expert knowledge in treating adrenal fatigue. As she had tried many different methods for treating adrenal fatigue and had great confidence in this program, I was happy to follow it, and the results have been excellent.
At each consultation, Sari gives me feedback on my progress, based on the mineral analysis of my hair tests and is able to give her expert interpretation of how my recovery is progressing. Detoxing is a complex, long term process and I am grateful to have the supervision and reassurance of such an experienced practitioner to guide me and keep me committed to my recovery.
The diet recommended by Dr Wilson is easy to follow, and the added benefits are that it helps with weight management, digestion and keeping things moving.
I feel much much better since being on the program and no longer have the symptoms that first brought me to this treatment.
Anxiety, stress and insomnia….No longer have the symptoms
I have been in treatment with Sari Young for the past three years for Adrenal Fatigue. When I first found Sari I was suffering from anxiety, stress and insomnia as a result of my adrenal fatigue. I used to wake up most morning with a racing heartbeat, and found myself feeling stressed by even the smallest time pressure, such as when cooking eggs.
I no longer have the symptoms that first brought me to this treatment. However I am happy to continue with the program as Sari can see in the results that my health is still improving and I am keen to raise my health to an even better level.
I have no hesitation in recommending Sari as a practitioner, particularly for someone dealing with adrenal fatigue.
I have found Sari to be always professional, supportive and knowledgeable, and under her guidance I have followed the program for many months, feeling progressively better over the period.
the results are brilliant.
Thanks for all your help and the wonderful program. I’ve got to say it’s very difficult to do it 100%, but even at the level I/we have been doing it at, the results are brilliant. In every way, I/we are so much better physically, but also mentally. Once again, thank you for all your help.
Instrumental in my successful implementation…
For me, the R&R Challenge was instrumental in my successful implementation of the lifestyle overhaul that is Nutritional balancing! I like to jump into things straight away, and I can see now that it would have been too overwhelming to make all the changes at once. R&R helped me to slow down (a recurring theme these days) and take one step at a time. This package is all the things I like. It's methodical, practical, and means you don't have to think too much - just read the new email each week. A really helpful aspect for me, was having the daily 'to do' list, to print out. The best part by far, however, was having the support of Sari. It can be a daunting time in the beginning, with so many questions and symptoms. She truly has your back, and it was such a comfort to know that help and advice is only an email away. I would definitely recommend the R&R for other new to the NB program. It not only makes the journey feel stable and systematic, but it's all the info you need in one spot.
I liked the distribution of the challenges across the weeks very very well. At the beginning people have more drive and there was more to do and less when I became a little less motivated. The order of the challenges was great. I have learned lots and have incorporated lots- even having carrots daily.
The breakdown of challenges across all the weeks was very manageable, and as it’s broken down into weeks it helps so much. It was in perfect order. If there was any more information included, it would be very overwhelming, so the program was just right. The R&R Challenge helped me especially with the diet part... it’s always been my weakness and doing things in weeks helps so much then just going cold turkey. I really enjoyed the program, I had constant support throughout the program and didn’t feel alone. There were many times where I fell off the diet but with the support from Sari I was able to get back on track. It helps when you know that Sari is an email away and that you know that when you’re very stuck with something you can get that answer in a few days. I think Sari’s program has helped me so much and I believe this will help in my recovery. I look forward in continuing to work alongside Sari to get to my perfect health.
enjoyed the Challenge
I have very much enjoyed the Challenge. I just took it at my own pace, some weeks it took me two or three weeks to get through. I wanted to make sure I was doing things correctly and had read all the relevant articles before I moved onto the next thing. Some things I was aware of already and some was welcome guidance... I now see very clearly how my mental health is related to its dependence upon my body chemistry... The consequence of heavy metal toxicity is sobering and once again drives home the importance of adhering to a NBS program strictly... My attitude goals are learning to live simply with low stress, self love and letting go of the ego, openness to guidance, openness to compassion for oneself, and willingness to let go of all of one's past. I want to work on my own capacity of courage, fearlessness, relaxation and discipline :).
resourceful, kind, gentle, understanding
It’s nice to talk to someone who does NBS also who has kids and a husband and shares obstacles to the lifestyle and program. She is non-judgemental, listens closely and is lovely to my son too, providing him play things. Yes I would recommend Sari’s Natural Medicine to any of my friends who want to start a NBS program. Sari is resourceful, kind, gentle, understanding and easy to work with. I rate Sari’s Natural Medicine 10 out of 10.
Bipolar, arthritis, binge eating
My original diagnosis was bipolar, arthritis, binge eating, fatigue. I wanted to feel well. I was tired of experimenting with different modalities, over exercising, beating myself up and feeling drained, unhappy and burnt-out. Since being Sari’s patient I have much better sleep, peace, better digestion, better insight, better skin, weight loss, better relationships, better lifestyle, better attitude, better emotional regulation. Sari is lovely and concerned for my wellbeing. She is patient and understanding and easy going. The clinic is in the lovely countryside to visit. Sari is always happy to see us and greets us warmly and offers lovely organic tea to drink!
Phone consultations are a great way…
The phone consultations are a great way of understanding your hair mineral analysis results and having any questions answered that are related to the program. It has been a joy to have Sari walk me through Nutritional Balancing.