Ben Coomber – podcast 217


Started off the weekend with Ben Coomber and podcast #217 (Toxins, the Gut and Hypnotherapy with Jaclyn Dunne); Ben’s video Diet: The DIsease of Our Generation; walked 3 miles in support of a cure for Leukemia (blood diseases) in Downtown ATL; and ended with a PN Lesson regarding the importance of nutrition, along with diet and exercise .  

Good times . . . good weekend, as usual.

I’ve tried to convince “Benny Ben” Ben to come to the U.S. to tour but so far no luck.  People that work for him say I have a better chance meeting him if I travel to the UK for a Body Type Nutrition seminar.  Yeah, don’t see that happening.

Now, on to the podcast . . . 

How does our environment interact with us on many levels?  Are we aware of all the things that can contribute to optimal health?

Ben speaks to Jaclyn Dunne, a holistic practitioner, hypnotherapist, and CHEK lifestyle coach about her journey with the gut, and her opinions on Hypnotherapy, toxins in our diet, Aspartame, and the 80/20 approach she lives by.
Jaclyn was a full-time accountant in downtown London.  She was into eating poorly.  Would faint at least 4 times per week.  Sounds like a girl I used to know very well.

Jaclyn found out from her doctor that she could not absorb B12.  Therefore, once a year she would get a B12 shot. 
Later she figured out that if she ate better she could heal her “leaky” gut and hasn’t had a B12 shot for last 5 years
Her philosophy:

  • Remove – food intolerances. Limit based on starting point in client. 
  • Restore – healing process, restore gut lining
  • Replenish – can start to introduce foods without a reaction

Ben & Jaclyn discussed mindset.  Jaclyn does offer  Hypnotherapy, especially with regard to weight management.  Hypnotherapy works in the subconscious mind (driving from point A to B; baby learning to walk)  Some habits can only be gotten to by Hypnotheraphy.
There is often a struggle to change habits in a conscious mind.  She cites three things as important:

  1. Mind & Body detox.  Most toxic part is your mind.
  • Affirmations
  • Gratitude

Negative eating habits come subconsciously.  One can get to this habit and make changes via Hypnotherapy.  Often in childhood. emotional eating habits are formed in the subconscious.
Moms, Dads, or caregivers would say:

  • “You can’t get down until you finished your plate.” 
  • “Eat all your food.  There are a lot of starving children in China.” 
  • “You hurt yourself or are sad.  Let’s comfort it with food.”

Hypnotherapy only works if in the conscious mind a person believes it will work for them.  Have to really want to change and it will really work for you.
Hypnotherapy works by bypassing CCF (front of brain) – Conscious Critical Faculty. 
Under Hypnotherapy – progressive muscle relaxation; you rest each part of body very slowly.

Then CCF will start to open the strong messages in the subconscious. 

  • Dependent on person
  • What’s going on in their mind; and
  • If they want to change.

Never really experienced Hypnotherapy but have experience reflexology (a form of Hypnotherapy during shoulder surgery rehab and LOVED it.
Set backs happen when “life happens”. Person goes back to the negative vehicle they feel controls what happens i.e. drinking, overeating, drugs.  Once again, I know that girl intimately.
If there are things like that in your life, you compensate for them.   I have known for years about my dyslexic tendencies and was recently diagnosed with ADHD. 
When I was younger, I knew I had to work harder than other people and learned differently than other people.  I over-compensated for that and didn’t realize how great the issue was until a few months ago.  Something I’ve been working at overcoming with the help of a registered physician.
Jaclyn does mind & body detoxes so she doesn’t perform childhood regression i.e. childhood aggression.
She believes erasing the memory can be playing with fire.  A person needs to “change the memory”. 
“Changing” or “replacing” a negative memory with a positive one is a belief of my man TR (Tony Robbins).  He used that technique at both UPWs  (Unleash the Power Within) I attended. 
Might not work for everyone but it worked for me in my life; and continues to work for me.  “Proof is in the Pudding”.
As far as the world, we take in toxins every day.  And every day there is a new article, which can be daunting and overwhelming.
She states in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to worry about detoxification.  Our organs would do it – kidney, liver, large intestine, skin .  . . Organs would work perfectly at detoxification.
So many external toxins coming in, therefore, people are bombarded on daily basis. 
But the fact that we come into contact with 2.1M  toxins (foods, skin care, beauty products, pesticides make-up, products) shouldn’t scare us.  But people should take ownership to limit some toxins.
Government regulation is not the way of the world any more.  People need to decrease and/or limit toxins.
In Jaclyn’s household they limit Aspartame, and live by the 80/20 approach.  Her view for her and her family is to eliminate or limit Aspartame.  She looks to/ or replaces with better alternatives, such as Stevia).
People need to:

  • Decrease toxic load
  • Practice self-preservation.

Our one body needs to last us.  Therefore, take responsibility don’t assume it’ll be kept well and taken care of. 
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We live in an imperfect food industry. Food changed over last 50 years more then 10,000 years before because of  

  • GMO,
  • pesticides 
  • herbicides
  • fungicides
  • estrogen in food chain
  • etc.

However, “It’s the dose that makes the poison.”  So choose your poison very carefully by living an 80/20 life. 
Examples of foods and beverages that are often unhealthy, high in calories, fat, sugar or salt (sodium) are:

  • artificial sweeteners
    • Aspartame
  • Cakes and pastries
  • Cookies and granola bars
  • Ice cream and frozen desserts
  • Chocolate and candies
  • Doughnuts and muffins
  • French fries
  • Nachos
  • Potato chips
  • Alcohol
  • Fruit flavored drinks
  • Soft drinks
  • Sports and energy drinks
  • Sweetened hot or cold drinks

Get rid of what you think is worse so you don’t have to worry about limiting the unhealthy to 20%.  Then don’t worry about the rest.
Unhealthy foods and/or what’s in food, would not necessarily cause disease states like Graves disease but what you eat contributes to disease states. 
Whoa!  Heavy! 
Keys to living life:

  1. A Mind & Body detox (Most toxic part is your mind.)
  2. Affirmations
  3. Gratitude
  4. Choose 10 things and list their priority. 
  • Take one action step per week.
  • Next week or in 2 weeks add a new one.
  • After nailed #1; move on to #2.
  • Add don’t subtract.  Add a glass of water or a healthier food or way to cook food.  Don’t start out with restrictions or limiting food . . . That is not sustainable.

     5.  Most trainers/coaches teach/focus on what is more
          important to work on:

  • Nutrition
  • Cleaning eating
  • Limiting toxins. 

However, all the exercise and gym work wouldn’t help without fixing our relationship with food.
     6.  Don’t compare unhealthy!  Focus on where you’re going.  Don’t worry about others.
In Ben’s latest video, Diet: The Disease of Our Generation”, screw perfection.
People find comfort in:

  • Fat
  • Sugar
  • Nutritionless food
  • Marketing
  • Food that isn’t food (processed)

Things people want are outside comfort zone.  I, we, should dance outside our comfort zones daily.
Eat food, which is defined as what has:

  • Grown in the ground
  • Swam
  • Been planted
  • Been nourished
  • Had our hand in it
  • Not 100 ingredients
  • Not 10 ingredients
  • Food has 1 ingredient.

Where possible, encourage your clients to move more. This doesn’t need to be “working out”. It could be as simple as increasing low-level daily-life activity — walking, for example.
Once again, exercise does not “fix a poor diet”, or living in an Amish community doesn’t give “you free rein to eat pie all day”.  
Many athletes and/or clients incorrectly assume that training trumps crap food. However, it doesn’t!
For best results and optimum health, we need both good nutrition and regular daily movement — as much as possible.
However, when developing individualized nutrition plans, we look beyond the numbers to the quality of your nutrition as well as how your body is using that nutrition.

 7a147b6c-315f-48d7-b43b-7bcaa3e772eeMore exercise means:

  • improved nutrient partitioning
  • insulin sensitivity
  • protein turnover
  • tissue remodeling

More nutritious food consumption means:

  • sustained sympathetic nervous system activity
  • elevated metabolism
  • better overall nutrient status

My previous blogs:
  What is a Stitch Any Way
   An Inside Look Into How I Coach People
   7 Ways to Track Your Progress

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