Weight Loss Talk

Janice/ March 21, 2017

HYPNOSIS FOR BALANCED WEIGHTLOSS Is your brain blocking you from losing weight and getting healthy? Are your hormones sabotaging your good intentions? Come learn the relationship between hormones, brain chemistry, emotions and how they can affect your weight. Additionally, learn and experience how hypnosis can unlock your subconscious and reveal to you what has been holding you back. At the end of our talk, Janice will guide you through a group hypnosis session to give you a “taste” of the body-mind connection. Janice Strand’s journey into nutrition began over 35 years ago when she received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. For years she has been seeking out the keys to health and wellbeing as they pertain to common medical conditions that lack proper treatment through traditional Western medicine. This led her to certifications as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Practitioner, Nutrition Response Testing, and a Certified Hypnotherapist, through Bastyr

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Exciting News for Thrive Nutrition for Mind and Body!

Janice/ February 13, 2017

Hey everyone – exciting news! Thrive Nutrition for Mind and Body has moved to Redmond!                                                                                                                          Conveniently, the office also houses a wonderful esthetician and great massage therapist. It’s easy access off of Hwy 520 with lots of parking. The New Year is well under way, and along with it typically comes lots of change. It’s the perfect time to put yourself on top of your “to do list”. Take the needed time and get balanced and finally feeling and looking your best. When you feel good on the inside you radiate on the outside. I can order, translate and analyze Hormone, Cortisol, Neurotransmitter, Thyroid, Gut and Food Sensitivity Testing for you. Along with my Nutritional Response Testing this helps put all the confusing pieces together so we can achieve a more balanced state of being. These tests can be quite confusing, but luckily I will do all the tough work for you and simply

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Janice/ October 8, 2016

Do you know where your meat comes from? How about what it eats? Have you ever thought about it? Well, you should! Whatever your meat eats, you also eat.  Those who know me, are aware that I have been buying my family’s meat and eggs from Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley for many years. I don’t even have to make the long trip up there – they journey 2 hours every weekend to the University District and Ballard Farmers Market. Everything they produce is simply the best, and it shows in the line-up for eggs every Sunday morning. People walking by always ask “what are you in line for?” When they hear how golden the yolks are, they usually get in line themselves. A few weeks ago the ranch had “Farm Days”, where they invite the public to come and have a tour of the ranch, eat some great food and listen to speakers.

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Janice/ June 6, 2015

Weight is much more complex than calories in verses calories out. That’s why 95% of people who lose weight gain it back. Come join this 4 – week weight class and discover:  Why you are holding onto weight, and how to release it. The physiological causes of weight gain. Tools to transform & change your body and mind. How Hypnosis can be a method to open pathways to discovering what’s holding you back. This class is not just another fad, crash and burn diet. In fact, there is no dieting! You will learn how to eat for the rest of your life, while having the energy to enjoy it. CLASS SCHEDULE: Each week we will end the session with a group Hypnosis directed towards clearing weight loss issues.  Week 1:  DIET – Digestion, Inflammation & do Calories count? Week 2:  Hormones – How to balance weight-controlling hormones, and the role the Liver plays. Week

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Janice/ May 31, 2015

Many of you may not know I have added Hypnotherapy to my practice – Thrive Nutrition for Mind and Body. Often, I would reach a limit with a client and feel a block or resistance to their healing. My intuition knew they had beliefs and emotions that they have been holding on to and because our body holds these emotions in our cells, they can surface as an illness. To heal is a physical and emotional journey. I had a personal “Ah Ha” moment with hypnotherapy a while back. Almost 2 years ago I became a grandma, (the best experience ever!). Being a new grandma brought back memories of my grandma. She was nice, stable and comforting. She would listen when I talked and she was soft and cushy. I could sit on her lap and feel the safety in her roundness. As months passed being a new grandma, I noticed I was putting

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Janice/ May 19, 2015

I just took a genetic test offered through a lab I work with and it’s quite interesting! This test is called “Find Why” Weight Control Panel. It tests 5 genetic markers to gain insight into weight issues such as: Regulation of metabolism and satiety Regulation of fullness and meal frequency Sensitivity to carbohydrates and stress impact Fat absorption and insulin regulation of sugar Regulation of insulin and leptin systems So what did I learn? I am a carrier for 3 out of the 5 listed above. This means I am very sensitive to simple carbohydrates such as flour, sugars and alcohol; I do gain weight when I eat them. I also have a higher chance of insulin resistance and type 2 Diabetes. My body needs a higher protein diet, where exercise alone won’t lose the weight, and I should do weight training before I eat. I have a poor response to stress so I

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Janice/ April 23, 2015

Moving May Special: Exciting news! I’m pleased to announce that Thrive Nutrition for Mind and Body is moving to IntraSpace, located in the old Rainier Brewery just off I-5. It’s a wonderful space with other inspiring practitioners and a great teaching area.   During the month of May, receive 20% off any of my services which include: Initial Consultations Follow-Ups Packages Hypnosis sessions Nutritional Response Testing Saliva Hormone Testing Neurotransmitter Testing Adrenal/Cortisol Testing Take advantage of this special – don’t wait to take care of yourself and get feeling better. Please feel free to send this special offer to friends and family! I look forward to seeing you.  


Janice/ January 19, 2015

NUTRITION RESPONSE TESTING Are you spending hundreds of dollars on supplements and don’t know if they are helping? Are you eating healthy food and wonder why it’s causing you pain? Do you know if you are digesting your food effectively? I can help you with this! In my practice, THRIVE NUTRITION FOR MIND AND BODY, I use a system called Nutrition Response Testing – variations of muscle testing. This is a non-invasive system using the muscles, meridians, neurological reflexes and nervous system, which helps to determine the underlying causes of illness. “The body never lies”. I was first introduced to muscle testing in 1986 and have been using this to answer many health questions. It is safe, scientific, and reliable. I am adding a 30 – minute Nutrition Response Testing session to my practice. You may bring in supplements or foods you are curious about. I also have food, bacteria, parasites, heavy metals, and

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Janice/ October 21, 2014

Last week I went with my son to Portland (he had to take an exam for Acupuncture school). Since I get up earlier, I went down to the lobby where breakfast was served and had my tea. As I was sitting there, I observed people and what they were eating. This went hand-in-hand with my talk next month on “Eating for Energy”. I know for sure why humans have such an energy crisis because what I saw was massive amounts of SUGAR! I observed the “diet females” who had fruit and yogurt (flavored yogurt) with maybe a sprinkle of granola; the “natural eaters” who ate a bowl full of oatmeal, fruit and honey on top with toast and orange juice on the side; the “fiber lovers” who got the box of fiber cereal, fruit, toast and skim milk; also, the “carb-a-holics”, who went for the large pancakes, waffles, syrup, fruits and juice. Now maybe

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Janice/ May 9, 2014

As I was preparing for my next talk on how the gut affects brain function, the thought of my grandma came to me. My grandma was a wonderful lady – very calm, even tempered, happy, stable energy, smart, self sufficient and dependable. As I think of these qualities she embodied, they correlate with the brain issues I’m addressing in my talk. Today, people are missing many of those qualities, and one big reason is because their neurotransmitters are not working properly. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that regulate our moods. They can motivate or sedate, focus or frustrate, calm or excite us. They help us learn and remember, enable us to sleep and to maintain a good healthy lifestyle. You may recognize some of the names of these neurotransmitters such as Serotonin, Dopamine, GABA and Acetylcholine.  But, what does this have to do with my grandma and our guts? Neurotransmitters are made from protein – meat,

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