In this lifetime, we are all destined to cope with grief – some people more than others to be fair.
As I write this article, I myself am experiencing grief as I watch my mother slowly pass, primarily of old age and dementia.
It’s been a constant goodbye over several months and my heart aches. I’m just not myself.
I have felt this feeling before, having lost precious loved ones in the past, including my father when I was just 8 years old.
That was by far a huge trauma for me since I was not able to fully understand the emotional aspect of death at the time and I had no knowledge of how to handle the event. Over time, I did grow to understand and find the strength to move on and find purpose once more.
Sadly, no matter how many times I have felt this pain, it does not lessen this pain – right here, right now.
Each situation is raw and new, albeit familiar.
Our weight – perhaps the most popular topic that preoccupies most of us nowadays.
We are surrounded by reminders all the time in the media that we should be thinner and the need to lose weight. Ongoing diets and weight loss methods, albeit fads, are so hard to miss.
In a society that is far more fatter than the previous generation, we need to ask is it just the decreased inactivity from excessive IT use or is it something deeper that is limiting our weight loss?
Certain triggers have been identified as playing a vital role in weight management or body FAT programs.
Today we will focus on the top 10, but these are by no mean the only triggers.
Understanding these 10 triggers will help provide you with a greater understanding of why your body has held onto weight, despite the best diet or workout routine.
EPISODE 5: THE GUT DETECTIVE WITH ALIDA DELIGEORGES
Today I will be sharing the MORE THAN WELLNESS podcast with you, in which I was the guest speaker this month – very humbled indeed.
CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast.
MICK RYAN, an acupuncturist and remedial masseur from SOLAS WELLBEING, runs these podcasts to educate and elevate consciousness by bringing forth local and international health, wellness, wellbeing, complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, Yogis, spiritual teachers, healers, and even conventional medicine and allied health practitioners – believe it or not, they do know a thing or two about health.
Join Mick Ryan and myself for an informative look into the world that’s more than wellness.
We hope you enjoy tuning into our chat.
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You can also listen via iTunes Apple Podcasts, PodBean, Spotify and all good podcasting apps.
Reading through the musings of ancient Greek philosophers about the human condition, it’s no wonder their legacy has endured the ages.
For instance when Hippocrates declared ‘Let food be thy medicine’, or Thales who made the connection of ‘a sound mind in a sound body’.
While these claims were made thousands of years ago, they provide the basis of Alida Deligeorges’ practice today.
A qualified pharmacist and herbalist, she is behind THE GUT DETECTIVE.
As the name suggests, Alida treats many people with gut-related issues. With people increasingly consuming diets high in gluten and sugar, and as farming and manufacturing practices have changed through the ages, she says modern-day diets are often very high in inflammatory foods such as gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, and in some cases, eggs and nuts as well.
“I really promote a grain-free diet,” she says. “The recipes that I hand out are very much getting people off gluten. Dr. Alessio Fasano, the guy who discovered leaky gut, said if you have gluten today basically the gut stays open for the next three hours. If you come in with gluten in the next meal, likewise and likewise. But it will get to the point where it just can’t close anymore, and that’s where the build-up of inflammation starts to go in the body.”
Emotions are such an integral part of being human. We adore the good feelings no doubt and wish they would last forever. But sadly, the reality is that life lessons force negative emotions to rise and often, even engulf us,
We naturally look for ways to release the turmoil in our body’s when stress hits. Traditional methods often include practices such as counselling, meditation, emotional freedom technique (EFT), reiki, acupuncture, massage, and even hypnotherapy.
There is also a tool which is not often used for letting go but can be very beneficial in the release of toxic emotions – that tool is essential oils.
Essential oils can help release all the emotions that keep you stuck and unable to move forward.
This is because your sense of smell links directly to the limbic lobe of your brain which stores and releases emotional trauma. Smelling essential oils can help you mobilize and release the negative emotions like anger, fear, shame, guilt or grief so that you can move forward and heal.
‘Alligator pears’ is the nickname given to avocados. They do have a peculiar shape and general outer appearance I must admit, but there is no denying that they may just be one of the healthiest and most versatile foods around.
Avocado is the fruit of the avocado tree, scientifically known as Persea americana.
Avocados first arrived in Australia from North America in 1840 in seed form, but it wasn’t until the late 1960’s that a developing Australian industry began to take shape.
The two main varieties of avocados grown in Australia are Hass and Shepard.
The yellow-green flesh inside the fruit is eaten, but the skin and seed are discarded.
The faithful avocado is a rather unique fruit.
Castor oil is derived from the seeds of the Castor plant (Ricinus communis), also known as Palma Christi. Castor oil has been used for thousands of years, dating back as far as 4,000 years.
Although castor oil therapy has been used for centuries to promote healing in the body, it was Edgar Cayce who became famous for castor oil packs. He was known as the ‘Sleeping Prophet’, as he would go into a trance state and give health readings to over fourteen thousand people during the course of his life.
He used castor oil packs to topically to treat many ailments that resist traditional therapies. Known to conventional medicine only as a strong laxative if taken internally, this extract of the castor bean is a safe, gentle, easy-to-use remedy for virtually any illness – provided it is used externally.
I can see curiosity got the better of you…and I’m very glad. Despite the obviously uncomfortable topic, this is a really important question that I need to answer for you.
In fact, your health depends on this.
Poor gut health reflects into every organ of the body and is responsible for a whole list of disease states.
Your gut bacteria and the integrity of your gut lining strongly affect your health.
Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the endocrine glands. These messengers control most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, and even emotions and mood.
When our hormones are working in harmony, we have balance in the body and we thrive. But small problems with hormones can cause serious and life-altering symptoms.
When women, in particular, have hormone imbalances, it’s utter mayhem, to say the least. Symptoms are many and for the woman, it’s a rollercoaster of dis-ease that she would much rather get off.
So let’s explore the types of hormones and the common hormonal imbalance symptoms seen in women.
Candida is a yeast or fungus that naturally grows in certain parts of the body. There are over 20 species of Candida yeasts that can cause infection in humans, the most common of which is Candida albicans.
More than 70% of healthy people naturally have Candida albicans living inside their body. Candida feeds on by-products found within the body, like dead tissue and sugar from the diet.
In healthy people, Candida normally resides in the gastrointestinal tract. Small amounts of the yeast also live in various warm, moist areas throughout the body, including the mucous membranes of the mouth, rectum, vagina, and parts of your skin without causing infections.
When your inner ecosystem is in balance, a large number of good bacteria and yeast are thriving together. However, they do compete with Candida and other opportunistic microbes for food and space to grow. When your inner ecosystem is in balance, the mucosa of the gut wall is sealed and healthy. As a result, Candida overgrowth is kept in check.
However, when your inner ecosystem is out of balance, Candida has an opportunity to rapidly grow and take over its environment.