He doesn’t need any pharmaceuticals to control or ‘hide’ the real reasons for blood pressure, diabetes, obesity or digestive issues leading to a poor quality of life. Scott is a trained Integrative Nutrition Health and RAW Food Coach. In fact he is 100% RAW – both a health and lifestyle choice.
Based near Noosa, North of Brisbane, Scott shares his wisdom with clients and members of the public through his iLifeFoods stand at the Noosa Farmers Market, his health coaching and his RAW food coaching sessions. He is also very active through his FaceBook presence. The basis of his wisdom is his own brush with chronic digestive issues leading to years of acid reflux, indigestion, heartburn and hiatal muscle breakdown and how he healed himself and became his own Doctor.
The former Network news journalist and Mass Communications Consultant with one of the original ‘Big Five’ groups, now devotes his time to helping people of all ages through the ever changing and confusing health and nutrition minefield.
‘Everyone I am speaking with these days has some kind of health issue. They know if they run off to the Doctor they will most likely be prescribed a pharmaceutical which masks the original reason for the ailment and may in some cases exacerbate a simply corrected condition bought on as a result of poor diet. I help people understand how they can access new options and begin to heal the body, mind and soul using quality internal and external nutrition. In Integrative Nutrition terms we call this Primary and Secondary Food’, says Scott Mathias.
‘Post Christmas and New Year is the time of the year when most damage occurs to the digestive function when too much mainly animal protein is forced into the body, drops largely unprocessed into the intestine and starts to rot, causing unnecessary and avoidable increases in body acid levels’.
‘Simple and conscious actions on behalf of the person suffering can quickly change the body from heavily acid back to the 80/20 Alkaline/Acid balance’
Scott is an articulate advocate of supremely good health and leads by example. He is available for on-camera or phone interviews anywhere in Australia. He is available by calling his mobile 0423 353 109 or by email: [email protected]. Scott is also available for quick and simple RAW food demonstrations.
Scott Mathias, the Creator of the iLifeFoods range of functional foods is a certified Integrative Nutritionist and Health Coach.
When was the last time you talked with someone about your health and received the personal attention you deserve?
It’s rare for anyone to get an hour to work on their nutrition and goals with a trained professional.
As a Health Coach, Scott creates a supportive
environment that will enable you to achieve all of your health goals.
Scott has studied the major dietary theories and uses practical
lifestyle coaching methods to guide you in discovering which approach
works best for you.
Most approaches to nutrition dwell on calories, carbs,
fats, proteins. Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and
bad foods, Scott coaches his clients to create a happy, healthy life in a
way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline.
No one diet works for everyone. Scott will guide you to
find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. He will also
help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your
current and future health goals.
Scott practices a holistic approach to health and
wellness, which means that he looks at how all areas of your life are
connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to
overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising?
As you work together, you will look at how all parts of your life affect
your health as a whole.
Could one conversation change your life? Schedule a free initial consultation with Scott today by emailing Scott NOW!! public speaking and RAW FOOD Preparation classes by arrangement. In association with www.ilifefoods.com
RAW FOOD Preparation Classes DATES:
Held @ HealthHQ!! Doonan, Queensland - 1.5hrs North of Brisbane - 10
minutes from Noosa - Be a particpant while you are holidaying in Noosa.
Call 0423 353 109 for a booking or email NOW!! 3.5hrs of amazing knowledge and wisdom around preparing RAW Food for EXCELLENT HEALTH!!
Small initmate groups of no more than 5 people - co-prepare and then sit down to eat and enjoy the results!!
Here is what one particpant said about her RAW Food preparation experience:
' Hi Scott, thank you soooo much for your fabulous raw
food cooking class, & see it is certainly a way of living &
mindset to adopt for wellbeing.
Today I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast smoothie &
tomato/spaghetti lunch - love the simplicity & fresh flavours &
more than anything enjoyed the preparation - already feel healthier!
Was incredibly tired yesterday after a month of work &
little rest, so your day was well needed for me.
Slept well last night & energy picking up today - BP has
even reduced overnight - don't often check my BP regularly, however was
interested in a benchmark from yesterday.
It was lovely sharing your class with other beautiful souls.
Looking forward to your next workshop creation - see you
soon Mariannje x
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What is it you are really needing in your life to satisfy an ‘physio-emotional’ need.
Look at the foods, deficits and behaviors in your life that are the underlying causes of your cravings. Many people view cravings as weakness, but really they are important messages meant to assist you in maintaining balance. When you experience a craving, deconstruct it. Ask yourself, what does my body want and why?
The eight primary causes of cravings are:
1. Lack of primary food. Being dissatisfied with a relationship or having an inappropriate exercise routine (too much, too little or the wrong type), being bored, stressed, uninspired by a job, or lacking a spiritual practice may all cause emotional eating.
2. Water. Lack of water can send the message that you are thirsty and on the verge of dehydration. Dehydration can manifest as a mild hunger, so the first thing to do when you get a craving is drink a full glass of water.
3.Yin/yang imbalance. Certain foods have more yin qualities (expansive) while other foods have more yang qualities (contractive).
4. Inside coming out. Often times, cravings come from foods that we have recently eaten, foods eaten by our ancestors, or foods from our childhood.
5. Seasons. Often the body craves foods that balance the elements of the season.
6. Lack of nutrients. If the body has inadequate nutrients, it will produce odd cravings.
7. Hormones. When women experience menstruation, pregnancy or menopause, fluctuating testosterone and estrogen levels may cause unique cravings.
8. De-evolution. When things are going extremely well, sometimes a self-sabotage syndrome happens. We crave foods that throw us off, thus creating more cravings to balance ourselves.
From an integrative nutrition stand point the emotional relationship we have with food can either allow us to be fully rounded and satisfied human beings or ‘ humans going no-where’.
Sometimes too we might need to replace lost minerals from our biosystem too. For-instance a need for magnesium might be a craving for chocolate but rather than going down that slippery slope why not go after raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits which will not only meet the need for mag but also satisfy any sugar craving as well.
Phosphorous, sulfur, iron and salt (NaCl) needs might send you off to coffee and tea yet a good and regular diet of chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, legumes along with seaweed, greens, black cherries might just be the answer. Without doubt food and emotions are linked.
Scott Mathias is a Certified Integrative Nutritionist and Professional Health Coach. Based in Noosa, Queensland he consults to clients around Australia including conducting seminars, public speaking engagements and corporate health groups. His special area of interest is the digestive function and eating food which promotes LIFE!! He is also the creator of an all Australian range of 100% PURE Superfoods from www.ilifefoods.com.
By Scott Mathias – Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Founder of iLifeFoods.com
Dense rich nutrients are not necessarily a good thing. They will confuse the ‘digestive brain’. After all food is just nutritional data programmed by nature to release to the body certain nutrients which it requires in order to maintain and sustain life.
Over-burden the gut with too much ‘data’ and it just will not recognise the value or worth of certain foods and excrete it right out the other end. Not only is this a waste of energy on the body’s behalf, it’s a total waste of money on your behalf. So too the carbon excesses which arise from wasted nutrients.
Take a look at the ingredient list of this un-named American superfood (read super-confused) product which contains nearly 100 ingredients, enzymes or derivatives. This is gut blowing stuff!!
Orac-Intense Fruits & Berries: Juice and whole powders from: Acai, GojilWolfberry, Noni, Mangosteen, Blackberry, Blueberry, Bilberry, Elderberry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Black Currant, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Hawthorne Berry, Papaya, Acerola Cherry, Peach, Pineapple, Cherry, Orange, Lemon and Prune in a base of Apple, Purple Grape, Pear and Banana.
Nutrient-Dense Vegetable & Green Blend: Juice and whole powders from: Carrot, Beet, Barley Leaf, Alfalfa Leaf, Sweet Potato, Spinach, Asparagus, Brussels Sprout, Kale, Cauliflower, Dunaliella Salina, Broccoli, Cucumber, Celery, Bell Pepper, Wheat Leaf, Oat Leaf, Klamath Lake Algae, Spirulina, Chlorella, Kelp, Dulse, Cabbage, Tomato, Squash, and Parsley.
Seeds Plus: Chia Seed, Flax Seed, Pumpkin Seed, Brown Rice, Aloe Vera, SOD (superoxide dismutase) and Yucca.
..and the list goes on to well over 100 single or derived ingredients…
The ingredients may sound quite fashionable and one might become quite excited by this veritable cocktail of goodies, but guess what? This ingredient list is like giving your laptop 100 commands at once and we know what would happen should this occur. The lap top freezes because it cannot sequentially process each command in a manner that enables you to get to .doc A or .doc B or file or folder X or Y, fast. Same happens in the gut. Over command and the gut goes into a state of ‘freeze’. It stops processing and instantly wants to ‘abort’ the nutritional commands you have over burdened it with and it starts to dump data as quickly as possible, right out of your bowel.
So my advice: ‘Simple is sound and self serving’. Eat also local foods which have been handled very little. That’s why buying from a farmers markets is a must nowadays.
Also take a look at a very ‘SIMPLE and SELF SERVING’ Australian SuperFood which is far from confused. The Australian Rain Plum is one of the ‘Princes of Australian functional foods’. It’s a red, ‘Pure red and only red’. Crystallised powder is derived from the Plum widely recognised for its health giving qualities.
The iLifeFoods AuraGold Farms Australian Rain Plum is the only brand of it’s kind which matches and in some nutritional categories, exceeds, the mass media versions of Acai and Goji Berry and a recently released product from the ‘already under pressure Amazon Basin ecosystem, the Incaberry. Ok tongue in cheek but recent media suggested locals had been eating this for centuries. Well the Australian Rain Plum, or Ooray as it is known to local Aborigines, dates back tens of thousands of years, one of the oldest botanical genesis in Australia. It formed part of the nutritional intake of the Widjabul people who roamed around the back of ByronBay in Australia’s Northern New South Wales.
The Rain Plum contains a staggering 8220mg/100g of the antioxidant Anthocyanin not to mention an array of other very powerful vitamins and minerals.
You can buy ‘Simple and Self Serving’ now with just ONE, yes ONE valuable ingredient; Australian Rain Plum. In fact when we undertook studies of the attributes of this Australian Superfruit the consulting scientist described the results as ‘extraordinary’– more than 10X the Anthocyanin normally found in a Blueberry.
You may buy this amazing Australian Superfood now for use on its own, mixed with juices or added to smoothies or food.
The big difference between this SuperFood and others is YOU know where it comes from – here it is either wild harvested in a sustainably managed environment or orchard grown.
It is only sold online or through farmers markets on the South East of Queensland, Australia.
We know where this comes from and we know what it can do. We can’t tell you everything but I use it daily and dozens of our customers swear by it : OMG !!!
Scott Mathias is a Certified Integrative Nutritionist and Professional Health Coach. Based in Noosa, Queensland he consults to clients around Australia including conducting seminars, public speaking engagements and corporate health groups. His special area of interest is the digestive function and eating food which promotes LIFE!! He is also the creator of an all Australian range of 100% PURE Superfoods from www.ilifefoods.com. Scott’s Health Coaching website is : http://scott-mathias.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/
The above is for information purposes only and is not designed to
diagnose. Please consult your GP to become fully aware of your good
Foods, or cultured foods, contain bacteria in the form of micro-organisms. They
are jam packed with beneficial enzymes and bacteria which assists in efficient
food digestion. Fermented foods supply and nourish intestinal bacteria.
Fermented food, as it is broken down by the digestive process,
produces enzymes, moulds, yeasts & lactic acid bacteria.These organisms
predigest the foods, breaking down the complex proteins, carbohydrates and fats
so the body can more easily assimilate amino acids, simple sugars & fatty
acids for use.
The action of the culture organisms makes the minerals
in fermented foods more easily available to the body. The bacteria also
produces B Vitamins – which we know are great for cell metabolism, immune &
nervous system function & energy production!
Fermented vegetables like kale & cabbage are a
great source of Vitamin C. Due to the vegetables being fermented, your body is
able to absorb the vitamin C which will assist in adrenal & thyroid health!
Vitamin C and the B-complex vitamins are crucial to adrenal health. Being
water-soluble vitamins, they are easily depleted and may need regular
supplementation, making fermented foods a great choice.
Directions to make: Use the cole slaw attachment on
your blender and chop up half a cabbage, 6 carrots, handful of rehydrated wakame
seaweed, 3 gloves of garlic and a 'clutch' of dill. Pack into a
rubber-sealed-clip-down-top-jar. Add a weight to the top, clip dowm and leave in
a warm spot for 7-10 days. When ready you will notice a strong fermenting
aroma.This is GOOD!! Use a tablespoon with each meal to add good bacteria and
enzymes to your stomach.
Picture shows: Fermenting cabbage, carrot, seaweed,
garlic and fresh dill
Vitamin C is stored in high concentrations in the
adrenal glands, & as adrenal function assists in regulating hormone balance,
it is important to ensure the adrenals are nourished.
foods are very rich in enzymes that are produced by the culture organisms and
take part in the processes of fermentation. This means that eating fermented
foods assists in the digestion of other foods by building up the enzyme supply.
The more good bacteria in the gut, the more easily the body can produce enzymes.
more than 150,000 different types of enzymes in the human body and all functions
of the body require them including neutralising toxins and downgrading hormones
in the liver, removing waste products from cells, storing surplus nutrients in
the liver and muscles and building mineral levels in nerves, bones and blood.
The proteins, fats and carbohydrates in the food we eat must be broken down into
simpler units to enable the body to absorb.
@ iLifeFoods we also ferment rehydrated green papaya flesh, skin and seeds to
great effect. The papain enzyme combined with the action of fermentation creates
a very powerful digestive aid.
Dried pieces of high grade Australian green papaya
flesh, skin, leaf and seeds are now available in bulk 500g packs enabling you to
ferment you own 'super enzyme rich' papaya. Note: we only use Australian grown green papaya. There
is Indian grown product available but it is of inferior and suspect quality
(watch out for rodent faecal matter!!)
More sophisticated research
into chronic inflammation in the past 20-30 years has linked bodily inflammation
to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, osteoporosis, cognitive decline,
cancer and Alzheimer's. Inflammatory
responses are designed to stimulate the body's defence systems to battle and
recuperate infections and injuries.
Temporary swelling and
irritation can be side-effects of the process as the immune system invades
many people something has gone awry in the supposedly temporary inflammatory
response, leading to a more permanent form of inflammation that has been linked
to a host of other health issues.
'Chronic Inflammation' made the
front cover of Time magazine on February 23, 2004, as the famous weekly news
journal explored what it called at the time, "circumstantial" evidence
linking inflammation to a wider pool of ailments typically experienced by
middle-aged and mature aged people.
"This concept is so intriguing
because it suggests a new and possibly much simpler way of warding off disease.
Instead of different treatments for, say, heart disease, Alzheimer's and colon
cancer, there might be a single, inflammation-reducing remedy that would prevent
intake is almost always responsible for the presentation of an illness or
chronic biological imbalance leading to the possibility of bodily inflammation.
In short the immune system is struggling to deal with an out-of-control
biosystem - a bit like stabilisers on a ship working overtime to counterbalance
the sway of the vessel from one side to another. It's the same in the body as
the immune system works overtime to counterbalance inflammation as a result of
infections, parasites, fungus, moulds and other pathogens which have invaded the
research we have found that cherries, which enjoy a high media profile, have
beneficial effects on inflammation as well as arthritis. Researchers have
discovered the reason being that cherries have distinct anti-inflammatory
properties, as reported by The American Arthritis Foundation.
'Drinking tart cherry juice
mixed with water three times a day may be beneficial for some people with
arthritis. Cherries also contain varied antioxidants, including kaempferol and
quercetin. These compounds, particularly quercetin, may have anti-inflammatory
effects that are similar to those of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen)'.
evidence links cherries to not only help ease the pain of arthritis and gout,
but also to reducing risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and certain
cancers. Cherries also contain melatonin, which has been found to help regulate
the body’s natural sleep patterns, aid with jet lag, prevent memory loss and
delay the aging process.
cherries contain anthocyanins. These were found to prevent free radical damage
and inhibit cyclooxygenase enzymes better than some anti-inflammatory drugs that
work as inhibitors. It also turns out that cherries contain flavonoids and
antioxidants that have a protective effect on the stomach. It seems that nature
has thought of everything. Researchers believe there's strong evidence to add
cherries to your daily diet. But these are not always available.
iLifeFoods Wild Cherry
and Rain Plum single serve sachet fruit crystals come jammed packed with goodies
including the extra boost from the enzymes and antioxidants in the plum. Simply
add water to the pure fruit crystals and you have a powerful combination of
Cherry and Rain Plum juice.