When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, it obviously came as a shock and whilst my own journey was a relatively easy one I wanted to find out why I got this disease and what I could do to prevent it from recurring. I worked with a couple of Integrative doctors at that time and after some testing it turned out it was a 'perfect storm' waiting to happen.
What interested me was that after treatment ended there was no real information on what I should be doing to recover and repair my body and as it was pre-Facebook, not a lot of support groups.
So, I started researching what nutrition and supplements would be useful, and what kind of exercise I should be doing. In 2009, I decided to do a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy in an attempt to learn more so I could support other women who may also need to know how to recover and repair their bodies following treatment.
Now I help other women feel empowered about their health so they can live with hope and not fear, and while there are no guarantees that the cancer wont return I can teach you how to best support your body with targeted personalised nutrition, appropriate supplementation and a focus on nourishing your mind, body and soul, so you can have a better strategy than just crossing your fingers.
From my personal experience and from the experience of the clients I work with, the biggest problem when taking back your own health after treatment is 'where do I start?'
There is so much information out there, overwhelm is often the most common reaction. What you need is a simple, clear, step-by-step guide to the most important areas to focus on and ways to help yourself in each one.
In the Life After Treatment program, we take out the guesswork so every step you take is deeply beneficial to your health.
We take a deep dive into how your body is functioning now, post treatment as well as looking at your health and lifestyle prior to diagnosis. A thorough blood screening is done to determine your personalised nutrition plan.
Every aspect of our lives including our health, is affected by our thoughts, you will learn how can we change our thoughts and mindset to offer the best protection against recurrence by establishing healthy habits.
Learn how to manage your stress, improve your sleep and discover why mindfulness is so critical to recovery and repair following breast cancer treatment.
We look at toxins and how to eliminate them from your body and home. You will learn why a healthy liver and lymphatic system is crucial for good health.
Subscription to Naturopathic Yoga
Module on Menopause, how to manage the symptoms
Lymphatic Massage Kit to keep your lymphatic System in top shape.
You will be supported throughout the 6 month program via weekly focus sessions via a secure Zoom link and within the private Facebook group where we will come together as a community to support and raise each other.
I'm Wendy, and I'm a qualified naturopath, nutritionist and certified Metabolic Balance® practitioner. I’ve struggled with my weight and hormones since my 30’s, and even though I’ve been qualified for many years, I still found the weight crept on despite eating a healthy diet and having a Personal Trainer. After my breast cancer diagnosis I wanted to make sure I was being proactive with my health to give myself the best chance of avoiding recurrence.
Over the years I have noticed many of my clients have experienced overwhelm and anxiety around trying to get healthy after their cancer treatment, so I set about writing a program that was sustainable and provided a way for me to personalise their nutrition, and provide a structured pathway so they could regain their vitality. The Nutrition Plan that I recommend and forms the basis of the 'Life After Treatment Program' is Metabolic Balance®, a plan designed and refined for over 20 years by doctors and nutritionists in Germany. This program provides a way to reset your metabolism and hormones and provides an eating plan for life.
I feel confident that this is the plan for recovery and repair and together with modules on how the body works, habits, mindset and movement you will be setting yourself up to be balanced and healthy for your future. Being proactive with our health is something that I am passionate about - no more crossing your fingers and hoping for the best!
There are no guarantees unfortunately, but by being proactive with regards to your health you set yourself up to feel amazing by using personalised nutrition to balance your body and hormones. Techniques and strategies are provided to help you cope with the stress and feelings of overwhelm that are prevalent at this stage of your journey. Many women are just left to get on with life following their treatment, with this program you will be given support to help you move forward and a supportive community to be your personal cheer squad.
Cancer is a multifaceted disease - that means there is no one cause. So treatment and recovery must also be multifaceted. With every aspect of our health affected by our thoughts we need to make sure our thoughts and mindset are positive to prevent recurrence. Unfortunately a cancer diagnosis and ensuing treatment is often not enough of a motivator long term to prevent recurrence and we slide back into our comfort zone. Healthy habits must become a way of life. This is why you are provided with ways to establish healthy daily habits, movement and ways to deal with your emotions and external stressors so you can feel great and get the most out of life.
The support does not stop here! You will be invited to become a member of the 'Life After Treatment Community' membership portal where you will continue to have access to the weekly live calls and the Private Facebook Group. A small monthly fee is charged for this.
Additionally you can remain a lifetime member of the Facebook group for free.
The calls take place via a secure Zoom link each week, unfortunately we cannot record these sessions due to potentially private health information being discussed. If you have any concerns or questions at other times you are welcome to post in the private Facebook group. Here you will be supported by an amazing community who 'get you'. A place to learn, vent, feel heard and loved. Sometimes it is the time after the treatment ends that can be the loneliest. For health concerns outside the scope of the program you are welcome to book in for a consult with Wendy via the Clinic booking system on the website. www.sageandginger.com.au/book-appointment
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