I am often asked by clients and others ‘What do you do each day?’ ‘How do you fit it all in?’ ‘What should I be doing each day?’ and other similar questions. So I thought the best way would be to create this article in the hope that it may give some ideas and guidance into eating healthily and leading a fairly holistic lifestyle.
NOTE: when I wrote this I was in healing from breast cancer, so this is what I followed religiously to support my body. As I am no longer in healing, some of this info is no longer required (eg the iodine on breasts). I still regularly muscle test (about 2 x per month) to see if I need to change or do anything differently. But on the whole I no longer take any supplements and am not quite so strict with the fermented foods. I allow myself treats, and sometimes the meditations I do are shorter, too.
As you will see, I’m not an angel, and I could exercise more, but I still like to look after myself. Because I often muscle test everything, I have found I can allow myself some treats now and then, if they don’t weaken me then why not? As long as you don’t take the mickey, and ensure your focus is mainly on what is testing beneficial for you, then you are tipping the balance towards health and thriving! Over 80% (as much as possible) of my food is organic (all meat, eggs and dairy is organic and free range) and non organic foods are washed in ozone water.
First thing: I set my alarm 1 hour earlier than I need to. As soon as I wake I drink a glass of water and if I’m taking a remedy that requires a clean mouth and away from food (such as a homeopathy remedy or cbd oil) then I will take it now. Then I put my headphones on and do a 45minute meditation – mainly focused upon connecting with consciousness, creating the future I want, blessing all aspects of myself and my life and feeling gratitude for myself and my life, and all the things I want in my life.
After meditation – sometimes I do a few Yoga stretches, meridian massage, Shower (if needed), skin brush, apply nascent iodine to breasts (at time of writing 1 drop on each), apply natural deodorant (takes a while to dry)
then – I have a small organic ground black coffee (I have cream and xylitol in my coffee on weekends!) as I check emails, cuddle my gorgeous Tibetan Terrier dogs, check my diary, etc before I need to get up and dressed.
Breakfast: usually comprises of porridge with a teaspoon of ground green matcha tea mixed in, made with organic raw milk and sweetened with xylitol or manuka honey. Or a smoothie of banana, raw milk, raw cacao powder, manuka honey, matcha green tea and maca powder (see recipe) or just a banana and peanut butter smoothie with raw milk!
Morning supplements (usually DIM for oestrogen balancing, and Zell Oxygen which I take periodically as a tonic, and 5,000iu D3 plus SuperK2 if taking (Super K2 only needs taking 1-2 per week if taking 5,000iu D3 daily) – I muscle test on all supplements weekly as described below in my week plan
Depending on day: Leave for work/start homeschool
Mid morning: Mug of Bone Broth
Lunch: salad, homemade sauerkraut, radish/broccoli/red clover sprouts, couple of cherry tomatoes, 8-10 green olives, 3 falafels with houmous or celery sticks and oat cakes with houmous/guacamole. If I’m home I may have a 2-egg omelette with mushroom and tomato with salad/sauerkraut/broccoli sprouts. I usually have a small glass of kombucha/water kefir with my lunch.
Around 4pm: Chai Latte made with raw milk, authentic herbal Chai and manuka honey (See recipe).
6pm Dinner: currently roughly alternate days of veggie and meat/fish dinners. Sometimes I skip dinner if I am not hungry and just have a smoothie, or another bone broth! See the week below for my typical meals. I tend to do the meals so I can do alternatives for fussy family members. For example, if I cook salmon with steamed veg and a few healthy chips for myself, I can do some battered fish in the oven and more chips with just a bit of veg for my fussy hubby and kids. If I have steak and salad with a few chips, I also do organic burgers in wholemeal pitta with more chips and less salad for the fussy others! Veg bolognese with pasta can turn into a pasta bake with an organic tomato soup base for my daughter who doesn’t like bolognese, and pesto with pasta and lots of cheese for my son who likes neither tomato soup or bolognese!
Evenings are often a combination of sorting out my fermenting/living foods, working, sometimes watching a TV series (no mainstream TV just Netflix – we usually watch 1 series at a time), we have a cinema night, games night, music night, etc. I have a magnesium bath 2/3 x week. I only drink bedtime herbal tea in the evenings, though on weekends I sometimes have a glass of organic sulphite-free red wine (Stellar Organics or Earth Essences from Ocado *see below), or some ‘herb’ in a hookah pipe! I also may have some lime flavoured tortillas from Aldi as a treat (so what? They test OK on me!)
9pm-10pm – I go to bed an hour before I want to go to sleep. I do another meditation, usually binaural meats/chakra clearing/Ho’oponopono/hypnotherapy and sometimes I listen to Alan Watts, Dr Wayne Dyer, Dr Joe Dispenza, Abraham Hicks talks etc before my meditation and my meditation is usually 15-45 minutes depending on how tired I am. I also use the Silva Method.
Mon – therapy appointments 9.30-3, walk the dogs after work if dry. Help my daughter with study. Riverford organic farm delivery. Drain and portion out the bone broth. I run a monthly Awakening group once per month on a Monday, or otherwise I will relax watching truth/health documentaries or Richard D Hall’s show (www.richplanet.net). Or if I am busy I may do some website work.
Dinner: Usually a fish dinner such as salmon fried in organic butter with steamed veg and healthy chips.
Tues – home education GCSE tutor group, go to raw milk farm to buy our weekly milk, home by 3pm, make soup for tea, Yoga class in the evening, then soup and mag bath before bed! At the home education group, I prepare Yoga class, make shopping lists, and sometimes do some work while my daughter is in her tutor group lessons.
Dinner is after Yoga, home-made veg soup with sourdough or spelt & sunflower bread.
Wed – mornings are home alone with my doggies, updating my website, shop website, writing articles, writing the shop newsletter, etc. Sometimes I will take a client if I am busy that week and someone needs me. I tend to my kombucha, water kefir, start new sprouts (as the previous week’s are now ready). I also spend some time working out the meals for the following week, placing my orders with Waitrose/Ocado/Organic meat farm/Riverford (*see below) – and muscle test on the meal plan to make sure it is ok for me! The afternoon is usually home educating my daughter, setting her some work for tomorrow while I’m in work, or writing some of my next book (slow progress at the moment!). Evening is usually TV series night.
Dinner: Lamb chop/chicken breast with steamed veg and sweet potato mash
Thurs – therapy appointments 9.30-3, walk the dogs after work if dry or play squash with my daughter, evening is usually games/work if we are busy and a mag bath.
Meal: veg dinner such as veggie bolognese with spelt pasta.
Fri – day out sometimes with my Nan (age 99!), often with the dogs to the beach/forest/mountain, sometimes educational with our home-educated daughter (or sometimes we stay in and do housework!). Evening is usually something fun like music/dancing/outdoors in the garden with the chiminea lit. Grocery delivery from Ocado or Waitrose, organic farm meat delivery.
Meal: grass -fed organic steak with healthy chips, garlic mushrooms in organic butter and lots of salad with homemade sauerkraut.
Sat – sometimes run workshops/housework/visiting family. I start my bone broth on Saturdays using all the veg left from the week. This evening is cinema night (as in watching a film at home!).
Meal: veggie home-made pizza.
Sun – in the morning I muscle test myself (or with my husband’s help) any changes to my supplements, diet, whether I need coffee enemas (which I would do Sunday morning if I need to), infrared sauna (we have a popup tent type sauna, I only do this if it tests beneficial), or anything else I need for my health. It sounds a lot but I write all the options down and it then just comes own to a few questions really so doesn’t take long! Then we usually have family visiting or a relaxing day or go out for the day if the weather is nice! I’ll have an infrared sauna in the evening while watching a documentary/talk or TV series. I follow by an Epsom salt bath (or magnesium bath if I haven’t had at least 2 for the week!)
Meal: Sunday dinner, usually with grass-fed beef, organic free range chicken, nut roast or organic leg of lamb. I usually only eat my Sunday dinner on Sundays and just drink water or herbal tea the rest of the day.
What has given me the most time is ditching the TV (about 10 years ago now) and I have not missed it one bit! It has freed up my evenings and allowed me time to look after myself, watch useful documentaries and programmes of my own choosing, and encouraged me to take up crafts such as crochet which is very therapeutic.
I also find keeping to a routine and schedule very helpful. If I am feeling well I am full of energy and I know everything I am doing is constructive and nurturing for myself. If I feel low in energy I use Zell Oxygen Plus as a pick-me-up and I am soon ready for more! But what has helped my energy and enthusiasm for life is shedding so much emotional baggage I was carrying around through the muscle testing techniques and meditations. I cannot recommend looking after your mind and emotions enough – even beyond diet and exercise. If our thoughts and emotions are not healthy then we won’t be either!
If you work full time, you should still be able to fit it all in. Above is the ideal, but I actually spend a lot more hours in the day working on my laptop, mainly in the evenings and after work when I have been with clients all day and need to catch up on emails etc. So working full time means you have your evenings freer than me!
* If you would like to use Ocado or Riverford I often have refer a friend vouchers that give you freebies. So please email me if you want to use this scheme!
This is where the muscle testing comes in a treat. I look at the menu and ask with a discreet muscle test (often done by hubby) if what I fancy on the menu is OK for me. It may not be beneficial as such, as it probably won’t be organic or necessarily full of nutrition, but when eating out you just really need to know if it is not going to do you any ‘harm’! Surprisingly, I have tested OK for chips from the chip shop, steak and peppered sauce with chips and salad (it was not OK at first, so I went through the items it was served with to see what was the problem – it was the onion rings so I just asked for them to be substituted for salad!), curry, all sorts – even breaded mushrooms! I was surprised as these contained wheat but my body obviously could cope with processing that at the time (not always). As long as you don’t eat out very often, and just have these foods as an occasional treat, then we should be able to cope fine, unless you are on a therapeutic diet, but you can always include this with your muscle test (eg ‘will this food detrimentally effect my progress on the ## diet?’ or ‘will this food take me out of ketosis?’)! I probably wouldn’t go for dessert though (unless I test OK for cheesecake on my birthday!!).
I also have indian takeaways some weekends, maybe 1-2 per month. Again I test on the menu and ask my body what is OK at the time. I tend to have the medium strength curries such as balti as these will not usually contain sugar, and only have onion bhaji (Indian foods tend not to contain wheat) and poppadoms, and maybe a few chips, to eat the curry with.
Goodness it sounds like I have a lot of chips but in reality, I have them about once per week 🙂
This plan may not be perfect, but it works well for me. I am losing weight steadily, and have supported my body through breast cancer healing, simply by relying on the muscle testing. There is no real need to be super-vigilant, unless you are following a therapeutic diet for a specific reason (such as keto). We need to live and enjoy ourselves too! Once you are in balance, just make sure you are not harming yourself and that you stick to the 80/20 rule – if at least 80% of your foods and actions are feeding your health and not detrimental, then you are on the right track! I really hope you find this helpful!