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  1. Judith Matisons says:

    Jon
    I have just found the live Q&A for week 1, but the video is not available. Is it only available for a short time? It is only 6 days since it was broadcast.
    Many thanks

  2. Emma Pazi says:

    Hi Jon,

    First if all I would like to share the result of having cold shower. For a month now I have been having a shower in the morning. I read this in your book that it helps to turn the FAT programmes off.

    Initially I had a on and off pain in the right hand shoulder,I had reached a stage where by lifting or even my arm was a problem. I was wondering if that was the sign of one of joint problems. I am happy to say the pain is gone, I can lift, raise and swing my arm.

    Q1) how does the cold shower turn the FAT programmes off.

    Q2) Association between cold shower and joint pain.

    Many thanks
    Emma

    • Jon Gabriel says:

      Hi Emma,

      I don't believe you read that in my book. But cold showers can help pump the lymphatic system, which can reduce inflammation, so there's probably some truth to it anyway 🙂

      • Leah Moulden says:

        TIm Ferris actually talks about cold showers and ice baths extensively. It works my dropping the core tempreature, forcing your body to warm itself up and therefore burning more calories. But I wonder how many calories you'd actually burn having one cold shower a day...

        • Janine says:

          Hi Leah,

          While it may burn calories, it is best not to focus on that aspect but on how it is helping your body function better through increased circulation and pumping the lymphatic system.

          Janine
          The Gabriel Method Team

  3. Annah Winheld says:

    Hi Jon,
    I'm listening to the q and a's and learning so much. All my bloods and especially my blood glucose are fantastic.

    My weight has plateaued. I went up after trauma but am back at the plateau which suggests I'm happy and safe here.

    I heard you talk about when the body is in emergency.

    Something I do is eat lots of your yummy snack balls...so even through I eat useful food it's still comfort eating... I'm ok with this but it's still stressful.

    I just understood that as long as the body is stressed it has the fat triggers on still. But I feel like I'm tricking myself because I'm eating sensibly. Just too much like always, and just because I'm not gaining it still feels like the same pattern of comfort eating??? How do we start determining the comfort eating from being hungry and the body needing something? And what's your take on comfort eating if it's healthy?

    • Jon Gabriel says:

      I say, don't worry too much if you're eating healthy and you're addressing some of the other areas of your life that can be activating your FAT programs. Comfort eating has a way of going away once the issues are addressed.

  4. Julie Walton says:

    Hi I too would like to down load them onto my phone so I can listen to them away from the computer.

    Thanks Julie

    • Janine says:

      Hi Julie,

      You can download the Class Notes and PDFs onto your computer and transfer them to your smart phone. However the Videos are streaming only. Sorry for the inconvenience!

      Janine
      The Gabriel Method Team

  5. BRIDGET DURHAM says:

    is there a way to download these instead of having to stream them? My internet connection is not good enough to just stream them, they constantly stop and go

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Bridget,
      If you are just listening in and don't want to ask questions live, perhaps the best option is to wait until the replay becomes available about 24 hours after the live event. Not sure if this will suit you. If not, please contact our team at help@thegabrielmethod.com for assistance.
      Best regards
      Den - GM Team

  6. Molo says:

    I need help with hormonal imbalance. I have been loosing hair on my head and getting random hair growth elsewhere. Plus, when I am pregnant I loose a lot of weight and when breastfeeding I have put on weight. What should I do. As a child I was over weight, I don't believe I have ever been at a healthy weight, past 5.

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Molo,
      All of the action steps that Jon recommends in this program will help with this. However, please make sure to listen to the guest interviews with Dr Liebowitz and this weeks guest class with Dr Ron Rosedale - you will find these particularly informative. Please let us know what you think.
      Den - GM Team

  7. NOELINE GRANGER says:

    thanks for Q&A sessions as I am listerning you are answering questions I have and this is making sense, I have just had my second shoulder operation in 3 mnths and I am now understanding why things aren't shifting and my stress levels are to high ,just need to confirm that I am on the right track of thinking

  8. Dana2014 says:

    Could you discuss evening cravings?
    I do great during the day, rarely hungry, enjoy the green smoothies and healthy proteins but at night its like a different person takes over.
    Mentally I know have eaten to capacity but I become wide awake and could eat straight for hours.

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Dana,

      That indicates that there's a stress in your system. It could be a physical stress or an emotional stress, that's reversing your cortisol rhythms, your daily cortisol rhythms, and causing nighttime hunger. When the stress goes away, then the nighttime cravings go away.

      -Jon

  9. Emma Pazi says:

    For me I don't eat a lot, I don't eat sweets and exercise
    Regularly. I tried different diets lost the wait. Maintenance is the main challenge. What will make a different this time?

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Emma,
      The Gabriel Method is about a lifestyle change, not a diet. The difference will be that the lifestyle changes you make can be sustained for the rest of your life easily.
      Best regards
      Den - GM Team

  10. Emma Pazi says:

    Hi there, I am so excited to be part of this programme. Just finished my Morning Visualisation. Can't wait to be transformed

  11. Lee-Ann Locker says:

    Do you have any suggestions to help, in the moment, with following through with listening to what my body truly wants for health (e.g.:food, activity). I've noticed that there are times I am choosing old habits or patterns of eating, even while I am aware of that healthier desire or limit within me.

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Lee-Ann,
      Listening to visualisations regularly and continuing to add healthy foods to your diet will help these positive changes to become habits so you don't have to think about your choices. Don't punish yourself or obsess over times when you feel you are resorting to old habits or patterns of eating. Allow yourself and then just keep going as though they never happened.
      Best regards
      Den - GM Team

  12. Dana2014 says:

    Could you discuss evening cravings?
    I do great during the day, rarely hungry, enjoy the green smoothies and healthy proteins but at night its like a different person takes over.
    Mentally I know have eaten to capacity but I become wide awake and could eat straight for hours.

  13. Cheryl Fox says:

    Can the source of the chronic inflammation be previous dental work - amalgam fillings? root canals?

  14. Wendy Rushton says:

    Hi Den, I have a couple of issues firstly the lemon juice makes me very acidic. I have tried drinking water quite a few times over the years and after hearing it is a good to alkalize tried it again last week but had to stop as again I had a lot of heart burn.
    I am also not sure about the probiotics as I am lactose intolerant. I take lactase tablets which have been successful and with these can eat yogurt which I now have daily. I am not sure about the probiotic capsules as I had a bad reaction to them some years ago and my GP told me not to have them again.
    Other than these two areas I have found the GM very useful so far.

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Wendy,
      If drinking the lemon with your warm water is making you uncomfortable, try a little bit of Apple Cider Vinegar, and if this is still causing heartburn, just have the warm water alone.
      Regarding the Probiotics, are you able to obtain dairy free? If not, perhaps adding fermented foods to your diet might be a better option. Donna Gates is one of our expert interviews during this program and she is a world expert on fermented foods - so please don't miss that interview. Let us know how you go.
      Den - GM Team

      • Wendy Rushton says:

        Thanks Den

        I have started a dairy free probiotic and after two days all is well. Have stopped the lemon and will try the cider vinegar after I do some more shopping! Thanks for your response.

        • gabrielmethod says:

          Hi Wendy,
          Thanks for letting me know. So glad to hear that you can handle the dairy free probiotic! Let us know how you go with the Apple Cider vinegar, but don't worry if you decide that it just doesn't suit you.
          Den - GM Team

  15. Leanne Skowronski says:

    Hi Jon,

    How to I transition into making healthier food choices with the Gabriel Method without triggering that internal response of deprivation that causes me to binge?

    My weight is generally stable at about 40kg overweight. That is until I even start to think about trying to lose weight, then the food cravings suddenly hit 10 fold and I actually end up gaining weight instead.

    What advice can you offer to do this without increasing the cravings and binges?

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Leanne,
      The best way to transition is to 'add' rather than 'remove'. Rather than saying to yourself "I must remove these foods from my diet" and start the deprivation response - just keep eating what you normally would but add healthy foods as well. Try to ensure live foods, healthy fats and good sources of protein are a part of each meal. The aim is that the healthy options start to overtake the unhealthy options and before you know it you are eating a healthy, nutritious diet without feeling deprived.
      Hope this helps
      Den - GM Team

  16. Jason Koskinen says:

    I apologize, I joined the site under my husband's name, and I don't know how to change it to mine. I know that a large part of my weight problem is due to my job. I am in the military, where I actually am required to be weighed twice a year. I have always been overweight, and am therefore "taped." They put a tape measure around my neck, waist, and buttocks and apply a formula. As I said, I have always been over weight. I pass the tape by the skin of my teeth, sometimes just because the person taping was inaccurate about placing the tape. I have also passed because I was not weighed during pregnancy or post-partum for 6 months. Additionally, the allowable weight and body fat calculation increases every 5 years. Now that I have passed 40 I have maxed out the increased max allowable, and I am 40 lb overweight by their standards. The consequences of failing the weight can be career ending. It is truly horrible. I typically get into a good rhythm, focus on my health, trying to eat healthy and have good habits, but I have never quite made it so I am comfortable that I will pass during the weigh in month, so I end up doing a crash diet or fast of some kind in order to squeak by. This completely ruins my goals of health and after I pass I go crazy with cravings and relief that I end up weighing even more and every 6 months it gets harder! I am so tired of this and really need to just make the weight and put this behind me. Every 6 months I swear that it is the last time I will undergo the humiliation of the "tape test" with the associated crash dieting, but the first few months afterwards are wasted and I never have the time to really relax into a pattern of healthy behavior. Do you have any recommendations for me?

  17. Marisol Rocha says:

    As I look to expand all of my new and informed eating habits to my kids (age 4 and 7) I just wanted to know if there were any GM recommendations that are not kid appropriate?

    For example I know the with unpasteurized cheeses or things like bean sprouts there is a concern of listeria for pregnant women....is that something that I should be careful to infuse into my kids' diet?

  18. Jason Koskinen says:

    I have a few specific food questions. 1) How do you view bacon? 2) How about erythritol, honey, and molasses? 3) Is unsoaked chia completely a waste of nutrients?
    Thank you!
    Kjersti

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Kjersti,

      1. If you decide to eat bacon, it is better if it comes from an organic source.

      2. Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that's highly processed, but it doesn't elevate your blood sugar, it does come from natural sources and it's ok in small doses. Honey is best if it's unprocessed, but both honey and molasses do elevate your blood sugar a bit too quickly.

      3. Un-soaked chia is not a completely waste of nutrients. Try to chew it really well, though.

      -Jon

  19. Kristin Winter says:

    Hi Jon!
    Do you have any thoughts on Food Journaling? Ive thought it a good idea to do, to track my Big3. But then realized the danger of falling into old habits and the old dieting mindset.
    Also, I am in the process of changing careers. I have realized how much I internalize stress from my current occupation, to the point of monthly anxiety attacks in the middle of the night prior to getting back on shift. Any advice on how to get over the fear involved in trying something new. (I'm a Registered Nurse working in Oncology thinking of going back to school to pursue a career as holistic massage therapist) How did you feel safe enough to change paths and gain the confidence to move forward with courage. I've started listening to the visualizations on Abundance, Safe & Protected daily.
    Thanks
    Kristin

    • Gabriel Method Team says:

      Hi Kristin,

      I'm not a fan of food journaling, only because it gives you an avenue to create more compulsion and focus on food. I'm more of a big fan of deemphasizing the issue as much as possible. Yes, nourishing yourself, eating as much real food as possible but then also deemphasizing eating as much as possible, too.

      Those visualizations are excellent for what you are going through. I would also suggest that you imagine yourself going into the new job and prospering and being phenomenally successful and feeling calm and relaxed and supported and having it all work out tremendously well. It will relax your body by having those visualizations.

      -Jon

  20. Line Malmskov says:

    Hi Jon,
    I cannot ask you live, because it is in the middle of the night here in Denmark. I hope you will answer my question anyway.
    On top of the chronic pains from a car accident injuries, I get pain attacks 1-2 times a month, due to adenomyosis, that lasts for sometimes a few days, but the first day is the worst. I get hospitalized when it is really bad. I have realized that I get cravings for weird salty fatty foods (feeling nauseous), like pasta with ketchup, cheese and bacon . What is the best thing to do? Would it be good to listen to the feel safe visualization or other ideas?
    Thank you, best regards Line

  21. Heidi Collins says:

    Jon talked a little during last night's class about white potatoes & how they can elevate insulin levels. I was wondering if it is the same with sweet potatoes and brown rice, do they do the same?

    Also, in addition to changing the diet, what is the best thing to do to help cleanse the body of toxins from medications & other toxins?

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Heidi,
      Brown rice and sweet potato are a much better alternative as they do take longer to digest, but still in moderation as they are still relatively starchy.
      The best ways to help cleanse the body of toxins are plenty of water, healthy fats, and a diet of unprocessed, whole foods, such as live foods (salads), qood quality protein and nuts and seeds.
      Hope this helps.
      Den - GM Team

  22. Cheryl Bollard says:

    Hi Jon great first session ! I' be managed to find most of the things on our list and look forward to starting day 1 tomorrow. I was just wondering what the purpose of the warm water with lemon or vinegar was?
    Thanks
    Cheryl

  23. R C says:

    I'm posting this comment & question here in case I do not get to or miss the Q & A session.

    Jon..my sleep apnoea hasn't been confirmed by a sleep study as yet but 'anecdotal evidence' from family confirms it. Initially I had the usual run around.. lose weight etc and I'm currently waiting for a doctors appointment. I also know I have a 'floppy' larynx and sometimes 'hear' myself snoring when I am awake if my neck isn't straight.

    Addressing & removing other stressors in my life along with fairly regular nightly visualisations and meditations I have lost 10-15 kgs over the last 12-18 months without dieting. All I have tried to do is listen to my body and eat what it is asking for. Initially I was surprised to find that it was salads and healthy stuff.

    I lost quite a few kg during the detox in Nov.. have no idea how much because I don't make a habit of weighing myself.. my eyes glaze over and don't focus if there is more than 2 digits before the decimal point.. LOL There was a bit of a rebound over the festive season but it seems to have dropped back to post detox again.

    Because I have continued to lose weight slowly I am confused whether the major limiting factor is the apnoea or the fear that is subconsciously wanting me to hang onto the weight as a protective mechanism. It is related to the age old reason.. an emotionally abusive personal relationship.. Even though I am now out of that relationship I am still having trouble shaking off the shackles of the learned behaviors & reactions.

    After years of nutritional deprivation I was amazed at how well I felt after Novembers detox.. it gives me hope that I will be truly well again. Do you think the next 5 weeks can deliver for me in the absence of a CPAP machine. I don't want to be really disappointed with myself if that was to be the case.

    I apologise for how long winded this has been.

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi RC,
      It is so great to hear how well you are doing - its fabulous! From what you have said the next 5 weeks will deliver for you as what you have done already has made such a difference. If it is indeed confirmed that you have sleep apnea and are prescribed a cpap, this will add to the already positive response you have had. Keep us posted!
      Den - GM Team

  24. R C says:

    Hi Jon
    Great session.. thank you for staying on line Jon to answer so many of our questions.
    Just wanted to confirm some dates and times.
    It says the Q & A session is on in just under 25 hrs.. can you confirm because that isn't what Jon just said.. he said a couple of days which is when the Guest class is.

    Thank you everybody for asking the questions about sleep apnoea and CPAP machines that I needed to ask..

  25. Lex says:

    JOn do you have a meditation you can do whilst walking?