Consultation Zone / Paleo Testimonials
“This has been a life changing event…My
weight has dropped from 83 to 77kg in 6 weeks. I got on the scales this
morning and could hardly believe it. I had been adjusting my belts in but had
no idea it was so much. I have continued to experience more energy and
overall improvement in health. My hip has improved a lot so long as I stay
off wheat products. Digestion wise, everything is running like clockwork now.”
Peter, Hamilton NZ
"When I sought help with Julianne I was not sleeping well,
both not getting to sleep easily or able to stay asleep the whole night, easily
angered, crying and having trouble concentrating and remembering things. I had
debilitating PMT and depression and hypoglycaemia. I'd been hospitalised twice
for irregular heartbeat. Given that my personality is usually calm, logical and
organised I was really struggling in my job.
As an analytical person I had done quite a bit of research
into diets etc. but it can be so confusing when unwell and when there is so many
different opinions. Also I was looking for a quick fix; a supplement or therapy
that would "cure" me.
Julianne was very kind, I think I was crying when I turned
up because my foggy brain got me lost.
She listened to my worries and concerns and reassured me
when I thought it seemed too hard or wasn't working. I had tried gluten free
before but Julianne told me I would feel worse before I felt better and
encouraged me to push on. What a great help just to know that!
It's been just over a year now and I don't need to get a
test for my thyroid, I know it's better as I can swallow in the morning without
pain and I have been in a job as a Manager for nearly 6 months which would have
been impossible a year ago. I love not having fat days and being able to think
in the afternoon instead of fuzzy thinking." Raquel J
I discovered Julianne through CrossFit Auckland Women and I Am CrossFit
I found that her extensive knowledge of Nutritional advice,
program and willingness to help with my healthy regime a true testament to my
lifestyle today. Julianne has convinced me through her research the
importance of eating the foods which dates back to the 'early days' of the
Hunter Gatherers. Together with my hard training and eating habits, Julianne
has steered me into a diet that I am very comfortable with and often ask her
questions when unsure. With her dedication and passion to help others, Julianne
has always been there with an answer and always updating me with the latest
research for better living. Since knowing Julianne, she has educated me on my eating
habits during one on one and group follow-ups during my programs.
Thanks to Julianne, I now follow the Paleo and Zone Diet and recommend this to all
training athletic mothers, who I proudly consider myself to be. I have never
felt this healthy and strong before.
I personally know, through the
guidance Julianne has given to me, I truly believe I have found' the best' and
most trustworthy Nutritionist. If it's wanting to indulge in the sweetest or
fattiest treat, I know that you are only an email, phone, text away if I need
some advice whether to eat it or regret it!
Zone Diet Testimonial (used paleo food choices)
I would love you to put a bit of a story together as I really have trouble in
knowing just where to start as the results I have had is quite overwhelming.
In September 2004 I was introduced to the Zone way of eating by my daughter.
She arrived home after a weekend in Queensland with the book 'The Zone' very
excited about the whole concept that it offered and insisted that we get rolling
with it at our very next meal. To be honest with you I was stunned as never
before had my daughter ever showed any interest in losing weight which she
badly needed to do. At that time I too was very overweight, and my energy levels
were disastrous. I seemed to have a lot of trouble keeping awake especially
after meals. Outwardly my skin was dry and ageing fast. Age spots were
appearing almost daily and I seemed to have a lot of moles on my legs and back.
My hair seemed to be thinning and greying at an alarming rate. Yes, I had
arthritis and together with the pain my mental attitude was far from happy and
accepting. Altogether I felt as though my health was declining fast and that
there was nothing I could do about it. I was only 64 years old and felt like I
was in my eighties. Quite honestly I felt as if my life was over and I had no
energy to do anything about it.
Buoyed by my daughters enthusiasm I got to reading the book as fast as I
could so as to understand the underlying principles and logic that Dr. Sears
offered. Our first meal in the zone was breakfast, so armed with the book we
carefully measured out our cereal, yogurt and protein powder. We were ecstatic as
neither of us was hungry until midday.
I decided that the zone way of eating was easy and it wasn't long before our
cupboards were also 'in the zone' loaded with recommended carbs., proteins and
fats. I was now on a mission to regain my health both mentally and physically
and if possible even reverse the aging.
Long story short, nineteen months later I am almost unrecognisable. I've lost
32 kilos in weight, dropped from a size 18 to size 10 dress size. Incredibly my
hair has stopped greying, in fact it has regained almost all of its colour and
thickened up considerably. My skin looks younger and is no longer dry and
wrinkling. Moles have dried up and fallen off both my back and legs. Age spots
are fading and my skin looks years younger. Mentally I no longer have those
dreaded 'senior moments' in fact my attention span outdoes my thirty year old
friends. I'm full of joy and happiness and got so much energy. Sometimes I have
trouble finding enough to do. Just last week I helped a friend at the Sydney
Body, Mind, Spirit Expo and worked for three days from 10am to 5pm without a
single break other than to go to the bathroom, swallow a Zone Protein Shake at
noon and devour half a zone bar at 4pm. At the end of the day I still had so
much energy to spare that we walked to a restaurant for a meal. Of course a Zone
style meal. The arthritis is no longer a problem for me, in fact I so seldom
have any pain and no longer experience any numbness or pins and needles. I can
even jump and run again which is really amazing considering how much trouble I
used to have trying to climb steps.
I've now read all Dr. Sears books and have given many to my friends who can't
believe the change in me. The Zone way of eating is very easy and nobody can
tell me otherwise, I am living proof of great results without being fanatical
and by being true to some simple guidelines-
1. Choose the recommended best carbs., proteins and fats wherever
2. Using a small dinner-plate as a guideline, divide it in three. One third
protein (the size and thickness of your palm) and two thirds carbs with the
recommended amount of fat.
3. Eat your first meal no later than half an hour after waking, then every
four or five hours after that for both lunch and dinner with two snacks
4. Plan ahead and have foods ready in your fridge and cupboards to make up
the yummiest Zone meals.
5. Daily have your Omega 3's, it's the icing on the cake.
Heaven knows why everyone isn't IN THE ZONE.
Hope this is OK Julianne. I'm just so enthusiastic about the Zone and love
Thanks for inviting me to share my experience.
Shorty Clark, Winner World Masters Triathlon, 50 – 54 yrs age group,
Latest win:1st Place N. Z. NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS , 2013, GOLD MEDAL, 60-64 Age Group
I was introduced to the benefits and value of the Zone Diet around June 1997. Initially, I thought it "Enter the Zone" was just another book in the long line of so called "fads diets", with another promise to make you leaner, faster, and a champion at what ever you wanted to try and aspire too. Despite this, with an open mind and enthusiasm, I applied myself to the book, and was ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY BY WHAT I READ AND WHAT COULD BE ABLE TO BE ACHIEVED. This was reinforced by my then coach, Kerry Goodhew, of Body Mind and Soul, who guided me through the earlier stages, and set me on the road to a fantastic path of success, top health and some outstanding performances in the Triathlon arena, both in New Zealand and Internationally.
Over the few years I have followed the Zone programme and enjoyed many improvements. I class myself as a serious sportsman – a triathlete, and I find the Zone invaluable in keeping me balanced, ultra healthy, extremely fit, coupled with a strong positive mind and attitude. Being in the Zone just gives me huge daily advantages, like being more active, alert, switched on, energetic, and a host of other health advantages.
More recently I have followed the recommendations in the OmegaRx Zone book, which has elevated me to even greater fitness and overall health. This is due to the introduction of Dr. Sears Omega Rx Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil Supplement. Taking a daily dose of 1 teaspoon has improved my recovery time between workouts and racing. It has also allowed me to obtain a more relaxed and better sleeping pattern, improved my skin texture / healthiness, and gives a less stressful attitude and outlook to life. I have also noticed that when those niggling injuries occur, my recovery rate is far quicker and faster, this in turn allows me to start back into training / racing quicker.
From an overall perspective, the results of the ZONE, and the introduction of the Omega Rx Liquid supplement, have taken me from an ordinary weekend athlete with little success, to an established Top Level Age Group Triathlete. I have now won National titles at both the Sprint Distance and the Standard Distance Triathlon. Internationally, my best result came from winning the World Masters Standard Distance Triathlon in Melbourne, 2002, (Men’s 50 - 54 Age Group).
I am now ranked 15th in the I. T. U. World Triathlon Age Group, which coming from 60th position back in 1996, is testament to the Zone in a massive, complete way. I believe that without the Zone, I would still be languishing back there, somewhere amongst all the other "carbo makes you faster” teachings and prophecies.
To those of you out there that are wondering, contemplating or just plain curious about the ZONE, and its value - DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Climb on board the road to better health and longer life. I know you WILL go forward.
Update October 2010
Just keeping you in the loop and I am naturally still 100% Zone , but am
enjoying mixing the Paleo way as well .
Am now approx 2 months OFF
GRAINS/OATS and find I do not miss them any more !!!. I seem to feel "
better " overall , its hard to explain , but just feel better.
Cheers All Round,
Shorty Clark, Family man, Sportsman
You can puchase omegaRx here: Zone diet shop OmegaRx
I find the OmegaRx fish oil far superior to the regular fish oils one buys at pharmacies and health shops. I am currently taking five a day and find that my fibromyalgia pains are vastly improved. Woe is me if I forget to take!!! I am so thankful that you took the decision to import this product so that folk like me can have relief.
Many thanks indeed,
The OmegaRx oil is extremely beneficial for me to help control inflammation.
I had a problem with autoimmune ear disease. I took high dose prednisone to control the condition. Now the fish oil is helping me reduce the prednisone and eventually remove it. The fish oil is effectively a powerful anti-inflammatory without the side effects of drugs. I highly recommend it to anyone.
Since I started taking this oil, I have not experienced any joint pain which I was suffering from before and I feel fantastic.
I have used Omega Rx fish oil for over two years now. Before I started on them I was always prone to colds and flu and generally in bad health. I was so concerned about my susceptibility to colds and flu that I actually went through a series of medical tests to try and determine the cause without result. My hairdresser was expressing concern about a rash on the back of my scalp. Within a few months of starting on the Omega Rx fish oil my hairdresser commented on how my scalp had improved to the point that the rash she had previously observed had disappeared altogether. Since starting on Omega Rx Fish oil I am seemingly resistant to colds and flu’s not having experienced more than a sniffle lasting less than a few days in the past two years, where previously I would have had many bouts in that period. My skin has improved dramatically as well.
For a number of years my cholesterol was unacceptably high. My Doctor requested I use a cholesterol-reducing statin drug, which I did use for about 3 years before I started using OmegaRx. As soon as I started using the statin drug I also changed my diet, (though this is only one of the factors in cholesterol). About a year later I started using OmegaRx. Within about 6 months of using OmegaRx my cholesterol levels had improved significantly.
After a further 18 months, with a blood test every 3 months, the cholesterol readings continued to be very good so my Doctor agreed with me that the statin drug was no longer needed.
I have compared the cost benefit of OmegaRx vs. other brands, by focusing on the 'cost per unit' of EPA/DHA; I have not found any brand that is as cost effective as the liquid form of OmegaRx
I have been using OmegaRx fish oil since I read of the benefits in Barry Sears’ book several years ago. The results have been excellent in terms of energy levels and general well-being. I find myself much more mentally alert and less prone to colds and flu that I had been previously. In addition, I have found that I am far less prone to the sinus infections that have plagued me for many years.
Peter S, Auckland
I have no hesitation in endorsing the benefit of OmegaRx high-grade fish oil to my health. Since I began using this product some two years ago, in tandem with other therapies, I have noted mood improvement, the disappearance of skin rashes and I believe, a far more resilient immune system, with no colds or other illness in the past 18 months.
Mike G, Auckland.
I have been an avid user of OmegaRx, but have lapsed over the last few months thinking that I didn’t need them. My menopause symptoms have returned with a vengeance and I have had 2 doses of the flu since not taking the OmegaRx.
I am now back on them and will continue for the rest of my life.
Thanks for importing this great product.
I have been using OmegaRx fish oil for a year and I find it very effective: I don't get cravings for sugar as I used to, and the tiredness and lack of energy during the afternoon seems to have gone. I dropped a couple of kilos in weight and my weight has stabilised.
My business partner is also using OmegaRx oil with similar positive results of increased energy and vitality.
OmegaRx and the zone bars are a great combination.
My doctor also uses OmegaRx daily.
To add to the body of evidence for OmegaRx, I started taking it after hearing from a friend about the benefits that it was shown to have for stress and mood swings. Within about a week, I noticed gradual calming affect. I became more able to cope with stressful work pressures and within about another 2-3 weeks things continued to improve noticeably. Thinking back now over the last two years since taking OmegaRx every day, whenever stressful situations occur I feel I have better control emotionally and am able to think far more clearly under pressure than before. I would not do without it now.
Zone Diet Testimonials
Prior to working with both Paleo and Zone diets together - I worked exclusively with the Zone diet.
Here are just a few of those stories from people who have achieved some remarkable benefits.