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By Susan Kapatoes, MHA

Greetings and Namaste! One of the primary focuses of my work is to help people connect to the love that is inside their hearts and souls. You see, we are born with a love that is always present within us because it is our birthright. This love is divine in nature and when expressed through each one of us – through our thoughts, words, and deeds – it becomes grace in action.

But alas, we are human beings and sometimes we forget about this love. And since we can only give to others when our own cup is full, it is part of my responsibility to help you peel back the layers, remove what no longer serves you, and shine a light upon the love that is the very essence of your Soul.

During my work, I have found that people want to be heard, valued, and loved. But where do you go to get these safely? Creating and providing a safe place that supports thoughtful conversation is very important to me. In this type of calm space, you are free to express yourself which is vital to the healing process.

An example of this type of healing occurred with one of my clients while doing an energy clearing on her. During these clearing sessions, I allow Spirit to guide me, always asking for the highest and best outcome for my client.

As this was my client’s first energy clearing, her intention was to simply relax and enjoy the session. I started at her feet allowing her to ease into the experience. As I approached her right arm and shoulder, it was here that she felt the presence of her mother who had recently passed away. My client was very close to her mother, so she was fighting back the tears as she told me about what she was feeling. Her mom was sending love and it was being felt by my client in a very real and tangible way.

At about the same time, my client also felt a heaviness lift from her heart. She believes this lifting was another blessing from her mother. The end result was that my client felt her heart become lighter, more open, and filled with love after experiencing this emotional release.

I continued the session and moved to the upper part of my client’s body where I gently placed my hands under her head. After 3-5 minutes of being present in this position, my client and I both felt a surge of energy sweep through her head, her heart center and upper torso. The energy was being felt as a tingling sensation by my client as it continued to move through her left leg and out her left foot.

This second release was another clearing of my client’s heart center which was very powerful but in a gentle way. I find that energy blockages clear themselves when the client is ready to be healed. As a practitioner, I am only the facilitator in my client’s healing process.

These experiences have consistently demonstrated that the omnipresent energy moving through our infinite universe and circulating inside our bodies has an intelligence that is far more sophisticated than what we can comprehend from our physical level of perception. This energy is not only naturally intelligent; it is made of divine unconditional love which creates a healing atmosphere for all.

There are many factors that go into an energy clearing. The state of mind of the practitioner, the openness of the client, and the dynamics of destiny all play key roles in determining the potential outcome. Ultimately, I believe that the divine will of the individual receiving the energy has the greatest impact on the results.

The practitioner does not in any way attempt to define the medical or psychological needs of a client. Anyone seeking energy treatments who has a medical condition should seek an appropriate medical professional.

The Soul Transformation program that I offer is unique because Spirit guides me to create a customized program just for YOU so that you can create the highest and best version of yourself. I have a variety of services in my spiritual toolbox such as nutritional counseling, stress management techniques to help you release emotional trauma, brainwave entrainment technology, energy clearing, and guided meditations.

The center of my work involves helping people connect to their heart and soul.

When you become aligned with your soul’s love, it is like a piece of the puzzle clicks into place. Because you are now receiving this energy, you may suddenly feel inspired to start a new project, volunteer for one of your favorite organizations, or spend more time with family and loved ones.

Your core essence, or Soul, came from a Divine Source which is made of unconditional love, integrity, kindness, compassion, and understanding.

When you are able to set aside the doubts and are serious about making lasting changes to your health and well-being, nothing will stop you from experiencing the loving presence of your own being because you are the captain of your own ship.

Susan Kapatoes, MHA, CPC, is a nutritionist, holistic health practitioner, and certified professional coach. She is the owner of Inspire Your Journey and is accepting appointments at the SheBreathes Balance & Wellness Studio in Walpole, MA.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Susan Kapatoes, MHA, CPC

Type-2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world, affecting approximately 100 million Americans. It is characterized by a condition called insulin resistance, where the body cannot effectively use the hormone insulin to bring glucose (blood sugar) into the cells and muscles for energy. This causes glucose to accumulate in the blood at higher than normal levels, putting people’s health in danger.

Insulin is beneficial for appetite and blood sugar control. It helps transport glucose into the muscle cells to be used primarily for energy; it drives blood sugar to the brain which is the brain’s primary source of energy using about 150 grams/day. Insulin will also drive amino acids into muscle cells for protein synthesis and transport glucose into fat cells for storage.

Stress can interfere with our body’s ability to allow insulin to do its job. When we are under chronic stress, the body is producing high levels of cortisol. High cortisol blocks insulin function causing large fluctuations in blood sugar levels which leads to an imbalanced metabolism: we crave more calories (when blood sugar is low), so we take in more energy, but we’re not burning those calories as efficiently so we’re storing more energy which can also lead to weight gain.

Chronic imbalances with the metabolism eventually cause changes at the cellular level and this is where Amare Global enters the picture.

Mitochondria Fun Facts

Per Dr. Shawn Talbott, Chief Science Officer of Amare Global.

  • The mitochondria are very similar to the microbiome in our gut with its trillions of bacteria. Millions of years ago, the mitochondria were free living bacteria with which our bodies co-evolved.
  • At the present time, mitochondria are not bacteria, they are organelles inside our cells that generate energy. With metabolism, it consistently returns to the individual mitochondria which are the powerhouse of the cell. This where our calories actually get burned and energy is generated for cell metabolism and energy production.
  • If your metabolism is off because your insulin is being blocked, you get a lot of oxidative stress and inflammatory stress which sets off its own cascade of metabolic reactions at the cellular level which can lead to cellular damage.

Improve Stress Resiliency by Lowering Cortisol

Several of Amare Global products will help you to improve your stress resiliency by lowering cortisol. These products support many aspects of metabolism, e.g. MentaBiotics, MOOD+, and SLEEP+ help with appetite/cravings, digestion of food, absorption of nutrients, and improved function of metabolic hormones such as insulin/thyroid/cortisol.

People with diabetes also tend to also have high levels of inflammation, and several Amare products can help the body reduce inflammatory stress such as VitaGBX and OmMEGA.

People report back: “I’m losing weight”, “My appetite is changing”, and “I don’t feel this drive toward junk food anymore.”

These changes are occurring because of the normal restoration of the metabolic profile. The cells and tissues are communicating with each other in their own language which is the language of the hormones. This communication pathway is what we call the “axis.”

AMARE GLOBAL PRODUCTS

Amare Global offers natural solutions for your gut health and mental wellness. Our products help reduce feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression while lessening aches & pains and improving your sleep, diet, energy, and focus. Amare products will help to normalize the axis where the signaling and communication is taking place between the tissues and cells. This signaling is one-part cellular, one-part hormone, and one-part nervous system.

The goal is to lower stress levels as a way to lower cortisol levels so that insulin can do its job without interference from cortisol. The following Amare products can help you to increase your stress resiliency by lowering cortisol: MentaBiotics, MOOD+, SLEEP+, VitaGBX, OmMEGA.


MentaBiotics

  • Lowering stress and cortisol levels can be done directly in the brain by the effect of Suntheanine which is found in MentaBiotics. Suntheanine has been scientifically shown to increase Alpha brainwaves creating a ‘calm focus’ which helps us to deal with stress more effectively.
  • Probiotic strains matter! The Lactobacillus rhamnosus R11 found in MentaBiotics prepares our body and mind to have an ‘on-demand’ calming effect for stress resiliency (this is different than the Ashwagandha in Mood which has a ‘direct’ calming effect on the nervous system). The end benefit is that you improve your ability to be calm in the face of stress.

MOOD +

  • Key Ingredient is Ashwagandha by Sensoril. Acutely, people feel a calming effect in about one hour. Over the long term, taken as a regular supplement for at least 4 weeks, people start to see a modulation of their entire stress response profile. There is a lowering and normalizing of cortisol with an adjunct rise in anabolic hormones such as DHEA which is a precursor to testosterone.

SLEEP +

  • The Corn Grass in SLEEP+ provides a building block for your body’s own synthesis of melatonin. If you need melatonin, your body can use this to make as much as it needs. This means that you don’t wake up with the common ‘melatonin hangover’ the next morning because your body hasn’t fully metabolized the melatonin that you took in supplement form the night before.

VitaGBX

  • The phytonutrients within VitaGBX activate a whole series of cellular defense responses (CDRs) which will activate the Nrf2 pathway reducing oxidative stress. VitaGBX also includes nutrients that activate other CDRs including those that reduce inflammation (Nf-kB), increase longevity (SIRT1), enhance metabolism (MTOR), and stimulate cellular cleanup (autophagy). In addition, VitaGBX is a comprehensive formulation of 50+ nutrients including bioavailable vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.  

OmMEGA

  • OmMEGA™ is a high-potency, ultrapure blend of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids that is approximately 70% more omega-3 (EPA/DHA) than standard fish oils. EPA has been shown to protect our genes and cell cycle, reduce aggression, and improve focus and attention. DHA is a major building block of the brain. It greatly impacts cognitive function and may help to improve memory loss.


How to Use the Amare Global Products

Metabolism has a cascade effect throughout our entire body, and there is continuous cross-talk between our hormone systems. From a metabolic perspective, taking Amare’s products will be beneficial for optimizing your caloric expenditure, balancing blood sugar levels, and maintaining your weight control. Because these products are going to change how the hormones communicate with one another, your energy levels, mood, focus, and overall stamina will improve.

It is important to establish proper metabolism at the cellular level first by reducing the oxidative and inflammatory stress. Once we improve cellular function, then we can focus upon the metabolic level, and lastly, we can target the microbiome/gut-brain axis. In this way, we are getting to the root cause first and addressing the stress that is causing the imbalance.

Susan Kapatoes, MHA, CPC, is a nutritionist, holistic health practitioner, and certified professional coach. She is the owner of Inspire Your Journey LLC and a Wellness Partner with Amare Global, the Mental Wellness Company. She is accepting appointments at the SheBreathes Balance & Wellness Studio in Walpole, MA.  


Resource Links

Amare Global, MentaBiotics, MOOD+, SLEEP+, VitaGBX, OmMEGA

References

Harvard Publishing, (2011). Understanding the stress response – Harvard Health. [online] health.harvard.edu. Available at: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/understanding-the-stress-response

Moloudizargari, M., Mortaz, E., Asghari, M. H., Adcock, I. M., Redegeld, F. A., & Garssen, J. (2018). Effects of the polyunsaturated fatty acids, EPA and DHA, on hematological malignancies: a systematic review. Oncotarget9(14), 11858-11875. doi:10.18632/oncotarget.24405

Murata M, e. (2001). Dual action of eicosapentaenoic acid in hepatoma cells: up-regulation of metabolic action of insulin and inhibition of cell proliferation. – PubMed – NCBI. [online] Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=EPA+IMPROVES+CELL+CYCLE

Lyon MR, e. (2011). The effects of L-theanine (Suntheanine®) on objective sleep quality in boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a randomized, dou… – PubMed – NCBI. [online] Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22214254

Talbott, S. (2018). Science Deep Dive, Insulin/Thyroid Metabolism via GBX. [online] YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLg1kEZEEzo