YOUR ROADMAP TO BONE HEALTH
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Address your health goals with a whole body approach

Honor your unique physiology

Make wiser self-care choices that are building and specific to your unique constitution

Because building bone is not just about taking calcium…

Join us… Course starts January 11th

 

Do you want to maintain strong bones as you age, but you’re not really sure where to start? Are you wondering if the Calcium and Vitamin D your doctor told you to take is enough?

Nourishing your body all the way to the bones, requires us to look at the body a little different than just replacing the nutrients that make up the bone. Our skeletal structure not only keeps us upright, but our bones are also a storehouse for minerals and the birthplace for our red and white blood cells, platelets and stem cells, deep within the bone marrow. We might only think of our bones when it comes to aging and their density, but this dynamic tissue plays numerous roles in our overall health. A diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis can be scary. As we age, our bone density changes, but how much it changes can depend on many factors, relating to our whole body. Let’s face it, it’s not just about taking calcium and vitamin D. It’s about:

  • What we eat and how our food is prepared
  • The dance of our hormones
  • The state of our digestive tract
  • The levels of inflammation in the body
  • Our lifestyle habits, including exercise, sleep, and the amount of stress we have in our lives.

Your Roadmap to Bone Health will support you to take action, and to understand how the whole body plays a role in nourishing our bones. When you nourish your bones, you are nourishing your whole body in a deep and meaningful way. 

B.O.N.E.S.

Balanced Nutrition – Optimal Hormone Balance – Naturally Lower Inflammation – Exercise – Self Care

 

With Mary Sheila Gonnella, NC Nutrition Consultant

This course is for those who understand that aging, stress and hormonal changes affect the bones, but want to understand what they can do and how to support those systems for optimal bone health, and optimal aging.

Maintaining strong bones is more than a lack of dietary calcium. It is a combination of hormones, internal signaling, and nutrients that work synergistically to create a strong foundation for our bones. Bone health is a window into our overall health.

Here is the Webinar replay recorded on December 12, 2017

 

Have you been diagnosed with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, or are just concerned about your bones as your body changes and want to make sure you are doing all you can to maintain strong bones as you age?

Are you ready?

  • To learn more about the cast and crew of nutrients that make up your bones.
  • To learn about the hormonal system and its role in bone health, and what you can do to maintain hormonal balance.
  • To gain more knowledge about inflammation and what it is, and make a concerted effort to lower inflammation in your body
  • To make healthy changes with the support and commitment created by joining a group. 
  • To put yourself first and take a little time each day for self care.

If so, then this course is for you. There is a lot of information out there, but what might truly be missing is the way to connect all the body systems and create a whole body approach to caring for your bones and your overall health. It’s worth knowing how your body works, how bones remodel, where food meets your physiology, and how to approach balancing your hormones to protect and support bone health and overall wellness. 

Your Roadmap to Bone Health is an 6-week online course for those who are ready to have a different relationship with their food and their bodies and who don’t want to do it alone. Your Roadmap to Bone Health combines the 5,000-year-old wisdom of the ancient healing tradition of Ayurveda with contemporary cutting-edge research  to give you a comprehensive and sustainable way to approach caring for your body. If you want group support and to be guided to learn self-care practices that last a lifetime, and give you the tools and know how to support your whole body, then I invite you to join us.

Your Guide

Mary Sheila Gonnella, NC

brings to this course over 10 years of experience in the Nutrition, Health and Wellness world.

MARY SHEILA holds a clinical focus on helping her clients balance their blood sugar to prevent or reverse diabetes, regulate their moods, and right-size their body weight. Mary Sheila combines Holistic Nutrition, Clinical Ayurveda, Adrenal Support, and Amino Acid Therapy to create a unique supportive experience for her clients and students. Her passion makes nutrition concepts come to life and leads her clients to consistently successful outcomes. Specialties include:

  • Blood Sugar Support
  • GI health
  • Adrenal Support
  • Clinical Ayurveda
  • Amino Acid Therapy

Mary Sheila will provide the information, insight, empowerment, choices, and support you need to take charge of your health and live the life you were meant to live.

I became interested in bone health, when I noticed that most of my clients came to me already taking high doses of calcium. At the same time, I have seen the RDA for calcium significantly decrease as a result of the negative  association too much calcium can have with heart health. Supplemental dosing does not always take into account how much calcium is in our whole foods, and in fortified foods as well.  With all this calcium, the statistics don’t lie when it comes to bone health and osteoporotic risk, as well as heart health. This got me searching for a deeper understanding of ways we can truly support our bones, so that we have the tools and know how to maintain our structure as we age, to continue living our life on our own terms. The statistics tell us that 1 in 3 women worldwide, and 1 in 5 men, will experience a fracture as a result of osteoporosis. Is all this calcium everyone’s taking actually getting to the bones?

This question allowed me to look deeper into the heart of the question of all we can do to support our bones and overall body as we age. I also have a personal interest in bone health, because as I age, it is important for me to be preventative and make sure I am doing what I can to support my body as I transition into perimenopause, when bone density begins to shift. In this age of information, we are able to learn more and dive deeper into our own self-care and take our health into our own hands. However it can be difficult to connect the dots and keep bone loss to a minimum, and reverse the pace if it has been accelerated. My journey into bone health has allowed me to look at it through the lens of our current understanding of bone health, as well as the ancient time-trusted Ayurvedic perspective, which is all about self-care, to provide nourishment at a deeper level.

I have seen too many people get stuck, trying this new fad thing or the next, without ever understanding their unique biochemistry, or how to connect it all together. In fact, these are common questions that my clients have repeatedly asked:

  • Have you been concerned about bone health but have not been sure where to start?
  • Do you have blood sugar issues and are unsure if that is contributing?
  • Have you watched your lab numbers climb and want to make sure you are doing what you can to protect your bones as you age?
  • Do you want to know more about inflammation and what you can do to address it?
  • Are you confused about the next step?

Your Roadmap to Healthy Bones Is for You If…

You know that your health depends on you making a change to reverse the course of disease in your body.

You’re ready to reclaim your health by losing the dieting/magic pill mentality and restoring your relationship with your body and your food.

You want to learn how food meets your physiology, and you are ready to eat for your bones and restore metabolic and hormonal balance in the body.

You’re truly ready to make your health your number-one priority and put in the time, commitment and effort it takes to truly change your old behaviors.

You want to learn from someone who has helped others change their lives through proper nutrition, and positive lifestyle changes.

You like to gain valuable insight and accountability from group support and community.

What Clients Say …

About Mary Sheila:

My husband retired last year, and we knew it was well past time to do something about our diet and health. Unfortunately, we did what most people do and just restricted calories. Of course we lost a lot of weight, but we knew this was unsustainable. We took a Mindful Eating class with Mary Sheila, which was an incredible learning experience. Mary Sheila takes a mountain of information (and a mountain of misinformation) and provides it in easy-to-digest portions, well-seasoned, spiced expertly and laid out on a smorgasbord of topics connecting the dots between food and sleep, hydration, movement, self-care, and a host of other things that you don’t necessarily think of as falling under the category of nutrition. It’s been over a year since then, and my husband and I have collectively lost almost 250 pounds, dozens of inches and are shadows of our former selves. But more importantly, we’re eating healthier than ever, we’re hiking, playing sports and being far more physically active than we’ve been in many years, decades even. My husband has been able to cut out nearly all of his medications, as well as his sleep apnea machine and both of us have greatly improved our sleep—through proper eating! We both feel like we’re now in control of our health and can’t thank Mary Sheila enough for her knowledge, energy, dedication and wonderful sense of humor.  Nancy, Forestville, CA

I personally will be forever grateful that I met Mary Sheila. In the past month that I have worked with her, she has made all the difference in my life. For 20 years, after watching my father pass from cancer, I have followed a pretty healthy lifestyle. However, at 47 years old I found myself dealing with a health crisis relating to my thyroid and my lymphatic system. I took an hour-long class with Mary Sheila that was extremely informative. I found Mary Sheila immediately very easy to talk to, and I felt very comfortable with her, which doesn’t always come easily for me, being the private person that I am. Mary Sheila has made all the difference in my confidence level relating to my current health and with the approach I have taken.  She has given me many tools and has taught me food choices as well as exercise habits that have made all the difference. Where I previously considered myself to be pretty versed in good health, Mary Sheila has taught me many new tools.  I am now feeling more empowered in my future health path and in working through what I need to do next.  And I have met a wonderful and knowledgeable friend that I know I can depend on in the future too. What a blessing she has been! – Michelle M., Cloverdale, CA

Before working with Mary Sheila I felt like a toxic blob. I had not been taking care of myself and had pretty much let myself go after having children. I was not exercising and relying on sugar and caffeine to get me through the day.  Mary Sheila helped me understand what I was doing to my body and how I can make changes to get back on a healthy track. Not only was Mary Sheila supportive and informative, she never judged me for the way that I had been treating my body. She was understanding and just wanted to help me feel my best. Through the diet and exercise plans laid out by Mary Sheila, I have achieved all my personal goals, feel fantastic, and have incorporated healthy habits back into my life. – Becky C., Santa Rosa, CA

Working with Mary Sheila Gonnella is a pleasure and a delight even when faced with the daunting task of commitment to weight loss and exercise. Mary Sheila provides a supportive environment in which to achieve ones personal goals regarding general health and nutrition. The routines she proposes are not punishing. The diet recommendations are satisfying and go a long way to eliminative unhealthful food cravings. The emphasis on weight loss management and maintenance for long-term effects is promising.  In addition to feeling as well as I have ever felt, I learned much about the body as a functioning organism and the roles of nutrition and exercise. It is easier to stay motivated when one better understands the basic underpinnings of health and nutrition. The immediate benefit from the course was the weight loss. The more lasting benefit is the continuing awareness of what I eat and what it does. – Cheryl M., Jenner, CA

Here’s Exactly What You Get with the Program

6 In-Depth Modules – (one released each week) to walk you through how to care for your body, mind, and spirit so you know the most nourishing foods for your bones, how to balance your metabolic hormones, and lower inflammation in the body. Live Q&A Calls – to keep you on track and get all your questions answered. Worksheets, Handouts, Exercises, Videos, and Audio Recordings –to increase your knowledge base, support you along the way, and guide you to success. Interactive Online Forum- so you don’t have to go it alone, you and your classmates have a confidential online place to support each other along the way.

The Curriculum

Each week will bring together a whole-body approach encompassing

  • Ancient Indian healing principles of Ayurveda
  • Contemporary principles of Holistic Nutrition
  • Self-care tips and tools to support you in reaching your goals

Week 1 – Balanced Nutrition 

Discover the cast of nutrients your bones really need. Learn about digestion, absorption, gut health, eating for your constitution, common deficiencies, and best food preparation methods.

  • Best food preparation techniques for nutrient density
  • Assessing your digestion and absorption
  • Nutrient deficiencies and optimizing gut health
  • Best foods for your constitution

Week 2 – Optimize your Hormones – 

Our hormonal system plays an important role in bone rebuilding and maintenance. Blood sugar regulation, thyroid hormones, and estrogen all contribute to bone health.

  • Balance your blood sugar
  • Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone
  • The Role of the Thyroid in Bone Remodeling
  • Your Adrenals – Nurturing the seat of your vitality

Week 3 – Naturally Lower Inflammation

Systemic inflammation in the body is associated with bone loss. Discover the triggers, tests, and nutrients to lower inflammation in the body.

  • What is Inflammation and how can it be measured?
  • Inflammatory triggers
  • Assessing your total load of inflammation
  • Combat inflammation with diet and lifestyle

Week 4 -Exercise to Maintain Strength

Exercise is important. Learn why we want to maintain this practice of building and maintaining our muscle mass to support strong bones throughout our lives.

  • Why we want to keep moving
  • Best exercises to support strong bones and muscles
  • Exercising safely

Week 5 – Self Care for Sustainable aging

What we do on a daily basis to nourish our tissues, maintain flexibility and agility, keep our hormones balanced, & care for ourselves are the little things that add up.

  • The role of your lymphatic system in bone health
  • A Guide and tools to moving your lymph
  • Daily Routines and Special bone building treats

Week 6 – Navigating your lifestyle 

We each face unique challenges every day, and identifying and addressing those, including sleep and stress management can allow the body to be in a more anabolic or building state, which nourishes and supports bone maintenance. 

  • The Science and self-care to better sleep
  • Honoring your circadian rhythm with self-nourishing daily routines
  • The role stress plays in our ability to build bone and muscle
  • The emotional link to balancing our hormones

What is it going to cost?

First I’d like to ask…

  • What is it costing you not to get help and support?
  • What is it costing you to keep struggling trying to figure it out on your own?
  • What is it costing you to watch your lab markers continue to climb?

Our current medical model is not designed to help you reclaim your health. With all due respect to doctors working within the constrains of the current system, a 20-minute doctor visit is not enough time to address all the diet, life-style, and emotional issues that have left us confused. Very few doctors have the time to look at you as a whole person, much less offer treatments that can address the whole spectrum of factors that are contributing to your health. This program is designed to empower you to understand the connections between your hormonal system, the inflammatory cascade, your food, and your lifestyle choices. You will be guided to understand how these factors contribute to supporting and maintaining your body’s skeletal system, essentially allowing you to deeply nourish your body. I know that nutrition was never taught in school, and there is a lot of information out there. This program addresses your concerns, and supports you with everyday support you can give to yourself, putting you in the drivers seat, and allowing you to use the power of food as your medicine. My offering to you is an education-based step-by-step model in a supportive environment that allows you to apply what you learn to make lasting changes in your health and vitality. And … I’ve got your back! For all of that … The total investment in Your Roadmap to Bone Health, including the educational modules, content library, live calls and forum support is $485 If you want to go even deeper, with more 1 on 1 support the entire package is $1200 – see details below.

 

 

 

Gold Level Package

All 6 Training Modules

3 Live Group Coaching and Q&A Calls

Ongoing Support from Us via Interactive Online Forum

20% off professional grade supplements

Fast Action Bonus

Full Day Cooking Class in Sonoma County

$485

Platinum Package

All 6 Training Modules

3 Live Group Coaching and Q&A Calls

Ongoing Support via Interactive Online Forum

20% professional grade supplements

6 laser-focused Nutrition Consults with Mary Sheila 

1 (60 minute) Bonus Q & A Call

Fast Acting Bonus

Full Day Cooking Class in Sonoma County

$1200

(payment plans available)

Our Promise:

Try the course out for the first 2 weeks, and give it your all. If you diligently participate in the first 2 modules and feel that the course is not right for you for any reason, just let us know and we will gladly refund 100% of your money, no questions asked. Email us by January 25th, 2018 with your request.  If you have any questions about Your Roadmap to Bone Health, please email me at occidentalnutrition@gmail.com and I will answer your questions.