My name is Karen Jean Fairbanks. I'm a 46-year-old mother of 2 lovely girls, living in Wiltshire, England.
You’ve found this page because you’re desperately searching for help.
Rest assured, you’ve come to the right place! I know what you’re going through because I’ve been there myself, and I have the knowledge, the expertise and the training to help.
You’re feeling miserable because you just don’t feel like yourself any more. You have an overwhelming number of symptoms, ranging from fatigue, achiness, lethargy, to foggy thinking, depression, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, allergies and weight issues…I could go on and on!
But now you’ve found me, and I’m here to help you get back on track so you can live a healthy, happy life once more. My mission is to help you to regain control of your body, understand what to eat for optimum health and why, and give you simple strategies and a clear plan on how to achieve that.
And if you’re also trying to lose weight, I can help you with that too.
As a youngster I had various health issues such as tonsillitis, thrush, cystitis and eczema and was given medication, including antibiotics.
My family took the usual route of calling the doctors, but as they are only taught how to medicate, they just threw drugs at me.
This led to my appendix being removed and I suffered from glandular fever, depression, unhealthy cravings for sugar, overeating and weight gain which resulted in an enormous lack of self esteem.
As I got older I dieted and lost weight, but never in a healthy way until I discovered detoxing. By then I had developed hyperprolactinemia, osteoporosis, mast cell activation, an autoimmune response, digestive issues, IBS and then after a 70-hour week job as a manager and single mum of two, I developed Adrenal Fatigue followed by aching, tiredness, lethargy, foggy thinking and depression.
In 1999 I discovered the power of detoxing. In 2012 I attended the Nutritional Healing Foundation where I studied Naturopathy/Nutritional Therapy and found out how disease is created through stress, toxicity, lack of nutrients, thoughts, feelings and emotions.
I was amazed to learn how intelligent the body is in keeping us alive, sending us signals via symptoms. I now know how to read and interpret those to empower my clients to make the right choices.
Because I didn't know what was happening to my body, I searched for an answer and went much further into gut health and supplementation etc.
I discovered that most of these symptoms are caused by a leaky gut which resulted from an overgrowth of bad bacteria causing poor digestion, lack of absorption of key nutrients and inflammation.
Not surprisingly, 80% of most health issues are caused by a leaky gut, as discovered by Dr Josh Axe.
I now teach people how to allow nature to assist in healing the body by reducing the toxic burden, cleansing, using food, supplementation and protocols in easy to follow programmes and/or one on one coaching. I also studied supplementation, genetics and herbalism, and became a Spiritual Life Coach.
If you want to lose weight, you’re definitely in the right spot. Believe it or not, when we release toxins, weight loss happens easily and naturally.
Toxins are any substances that are harmful to the body, such as chemicals from your personal care and cleaning products and pollution. Our bodies are inundated with toxins daily which leads to weight gain, allergies, intolerances, rashes, mood changes, poor sleep, low sex drive, bags under the eyes, headaches, lower back pain, PMS, IBS, sensitivities, bloating, digestive upset, or an overall feeling of sickness.
A study was done using rats fed on the same diet yet one was given probiotics increasing good gut flora and had a marked difference on weight.
They have also found improvements with depression, MS, cancer and many more diseases.
It makes sense right? Your gut is the centre the core, where you digest and assimilate everything including your emotions! (Check out the Science Daily website for more info on those studies.)
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
I also created The Juicy Body Plan as I saw the need for an easy to follow clean eating plan for all the family.
This is a very basic introduction to detoxing that suggests leaving out the culprits that cause us to become sick in the first place.