WB020: Pyroluria. What is life like after Diagnosis and Treatment? This episode explores the topic.

In this second episode exploring the topic of Pyroluria, Carolyn shares what life is like now two and a half years since the diagnosis. With the support of her Integrative Practitioner, an intense supplement protocol, a Food as Medicine Paleo orientated diet and many life changes Carolyn now feels she is at the peak of her Wellness journey but maybe she needs to make some hard decisions to support her body in its quest to function optimally. The challenge it seems to Carolyn is the impact the Pyroluria has on achieving Homeostasis in the body and the many stresses and stressors of modern life impacting this. Carolyn shares her ongoing journey, the challenges of having three children also diagnosed with Pyroluria and the importance of having the support of an excellent Integrative Practitioner. The first episode on this topic is Episode 2 of the Wellness Buzz Podcast and it is recommended to listen to that one first.
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WB019: Food as Medicine (S.L.O.W approach).

Paleo Nutrition and Wellness Coach Carolyn Gray explores the S.L.O.W approach to eating a Food as Medicine diet. Seasonal, Local, Organic and Whole is explored and discussed in this episode which forms part of Carolyn’s Food as Medicine episode series. Eating for health, Eating for Wellness, Eating for enjoyment! Learn it, Live it and Love it. Carolyn talks about her own journey transitioning to a healthier diet and the challenges of achieving this in a city environment. There are continual wake up calls, changes that need to be made, self reflection and growth as a person. The learning is continual and Carolyn is on this journey with you!
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WB018: Fitgenes Advanced DNA Testing. An analysis of my results.

Carolyn has joined with Fitgenes to explore her own genes and shares the results in an interesting and informative discussion with Fitgenes Naturopath: Rebecca Hall. Advanced DNA Testing looks at 53 genes and gives an insight into genetic predispositions which can influence our health in a positive or negative way. The main topics covered in this analysis are Inflammation, Cell Defence, Cardiovascular Health, Fat Metabolism & Cholesterol Regulation and Vitamin D Metabolism. Knowing this information can support the focus of your nutritional, health and lifestyle interventions and the Fitgenes Practitioner is ideally placed to advise on Dietary supports as an example that can support your long term health and wellbeing. There will be a second episode in this Fitgenes series where Carolyn will learn the results of her AMY1 gene test which looks at how many amylase genes are present which impacts starch digestion and therefore Weight Management. Genetic Testing is a fascinating podcast topic and the way of the future as we understand more about the different genes in the human body, there is more research to support the genes being analysed and the testing now available to those who are proactive and motivated to go down this path.
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WB017: Food as Medicine (Lunch and Dinner options)

Carolyn continues her Food as Medicine Series of episodes and talks us through Whole Foods based Lunch and Dinner meal options. In this episode Carolyn shares the amazing Paleo recipes that are so popular on her Website www.holisticwellnessforlife.com and which have supported her recovery from a range of Chronic Illnesses and how this has led to a great passion for cooking, recipe development and creativity which you too can uncover if you live and eat mindfully. All meals are gluten, dairy and processed sugar free and are based on an ancestral model of eating dominated by eating seasonal, local, organic and whole. Carolyn is a Primal Blueprint Certified Expert and will talk you through her amazing and colourful recipes which are certain to help motivate and support your own Wellness journey.

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WB016: Food as Medicine (An exploration of main meals-Breakfast)

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The very thin sick me. Chronically ill three years ago and rapidly losing weight.

 

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A very overweight and unhappy version of myself at the start of a 14 year health journey. It is hard to believe this is me.

Leading into teaching the second of her Food as Medicine Workshops Carolyn reviews the Hot Topics from Session 1 and begins a review of delicious whole foods based main meals starting with breakfast. It is a visual feast as Carolyn talks us through what she has for breakfast including an assortment of egg dishes, green smoothies, healthy pancakes or no breakfast at all. Breakfast can be leftovers from dinner the night before and is an important meal for those transitioning from the SAD diet to a more clean eating Paleo approach. All recipes are gluten, dairy and processed sugar free and many are listed in detail on her amazing Website at www.holisticwellnessforlife.com. Listen, Learn, Live it, Love it and then leave a review/rating on iTunes!

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WB015: Food as Medicine (The Basics)

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Carolyn goes into further detail explaining the Food as Medicine approach in this second episode looking at the local workshops she is conducting. With a focus on grassfed meat, above ground vegetables, healthy fats, fruit, nuts and seeds, Carolyn explores the core of Whole Foods eating which centres on the S.L.O.W approach. Carolyn follows a strict healthy Paleo diet which has supported her recovery from chronic illness. She lives a Food as Medicine approach and teaches this to the participants of this three session course. Share in the journey as she discusses how her students are responding to the workshop material and the challenges of moving from a SAD diet for a variety of reasons including weightloss, chronic illness and general health challenges.

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WB014: Food as Medicine Introduction

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An introduction into Food as Medicine, Whole Foods Eating, Mindful eating, Paleo with an exploration of the ‘Why’ which many people don’t understand when starting on this journey. Carolyn explores topics such as eating to satiety, listening to your body, surrounding yourself with supportive people, self care and motivation. Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach Carolyn Gray lives a clean eating life after recovering from a range of chronic illnesses and starts the discussion in this episode about introducing Food as Medicine into your life to support positive gene expression, achieiving your own individual Wellness Goals and embracing home cooking as the only way to support a healthy food intake.

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WB013: Functional Medicine with Dr. Al Danenberg

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An amazing interview with Functional Medical Practitioner and Periodontist Dr. Al Danenberg who shares his knowledge and expertise in Ancestral Nutrition, Functional Medicine and advances in the Periodontal Profession. Dr. Danenberg had his own health crisis several years ago when he suffered a stroke and in this episode he discusses how for a considerable period of time after the stroke he followed the Nutritional and Pharmaceutical advice of Mainstream Medicine in managing his health before discovering Ancestral Nutrition and Living which has supported his recovery and increased sense of wellbeing. Dr. Danenberg at the age of 68 years is a very intelligent, motivated and inspirational person who is embracing life, an incredible Paleo diet and an exercise program which incorporates all of the elements of The Primal Blueprint program. This is a wonderful interview with Dr. Al Danenberg who is based in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

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WB012:Fitness and Movement: Wellness Seminar 2

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Life balance is so important if we are to achieve wellness in our lives.

Carolyn talks us through the second of her Community Wellness Seminars where fitness, movement and exercise are explored from a holistic perspective. With a past history of chronic exercise Carolyn has had to change her mindset, habits and goals to achieve Wellness and the healing that her body needed. This podcast is filled with tips to live a more holistic and balanced life where your own individual goals and familial predispositions drive your exercise and movement choices.

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