Tag Archives: chronic illness

WB046: An interview with my nine year old son Brandon on life, family, sport and wellness.

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An insightful chat with my nine year old son Brandon. A sport loving and intelligent child who shares the challenges of living with Pyroluria. We discuss life in this busy Modern world and what is important to him in his life. Brandon shares his insights into wellness and what lays ahead for him in the future. A great chat with a sensitive and caring boy.
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WB045: Author and Academic Emily Graves shares her chronic illness story: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus.

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An inspiring interview with Emily Graves who has written a wonderful book called ‘How to be a good Mommy when you’re sick-A guide to motherhood with chronic illness’. Emily suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus, but manages working in a busy Academic role and being a single mum to a five year old. In this interview she talks to me from her home in Texas and shares the daily physical and mental challenges that are part of living with a chronic illness. Also, we hear of the new drug therapies Emily takes to support kidney function and manage symptoms plus how her strong drive and motivation help her to stay on track. A really honest and powerful interview with a dynamic and incredible woman.
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WB043: Ivy Thompson: Paleo in Melbourne

The inspiring Ivy Thompson shares her own health journey and how an initial very strict Paleo diet has now been modified to support her well being and individual needs. Ivy is the creator of a very successful and informative blog and has been a long time advocate of the Paleo diet. Ivy shares how she has changed her approach to reflect where she is at in her life to help her cope with the busy demands of her family and young children. Listen as Ivy shares her life philosophy and how she is now heading in a new direction. A wellness advocate sharing her message and living it every day.
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WB040: Depression with Nina Mitchell

Nina Mitchell shares her journey with Depression. She has recently written and self published a book titled ‘My Mum has Depression’ which is a wonderful resource for children, families, schools and organisations. Listen in as Nina shares how she has had to leave her role as a Primary School Teacher due to a diagnosis of depression, what her daily life is like now, how she is managing the illness, the impact the depression has had on her husband and three children and the daily struggles that are part of this condition. Learn about Nina’s journey with depression, how this very common illness manifests and the resources that support her. A courageous effort for Nina to share her story! Contact Nina and purchase her book at www.nutsaboutnina.com.au

 

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WB026: Katie Wyatt: The Wellness Entrepreneur

An inspirational health journey supported by an incredible positive mindset and internal drive to overcome many health obstacles and challenges. The amazing Wellness Entrepreneur: Katie Wyatt shares her personal story in this delightful interview. Drawing on an inner strength and resilience to use her incredible marketing and networking skills to support her own business growth and advising others at all stages of their own business ventures. Listen in as Katie talks in detail about her health journey, how she loves to inspire and motivate others, the incredible changes that have taken place in her life over the past twelve months and how she is now headlining her name and talents in the Wellness sphere. It was a pleasure to speak with Katie Wyatt and l hope you enjoy the interview.
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WB007: Life after chronic illness.

Carolyn shares how she is feeling now that she is well and the challenges of accepting her new health and body. The familiarity of the chronic illness, the time investment required to manage day to day and the symptoms that were a constant companion have now gone which has left a huge gap which needs to be accommodated. Carolyn talks about the many aspects of living with chronic illness that are now absent from her life and the new mindset required to transition successfully to Wellness.

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WB003: Caring for a sick child (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia)

In this episode Carolyn reflects on the birth of her daughter who is now 11 years old who was born with a deadly Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia birth defect. She discusses how having a child with a chronic medical condition has impacted her family life, the medical and integrative health care which has supported her daughters wellness journey and how her own health challenges were put aside while caring for her child. 

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Chloe is the cutie in the middle.

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WB002: Pyroluria

In this second show l further explore my own wellness journey and discuss in detail the diagnosis of Pyroluria which is a medical condition that was catastrophic for my mental health, Immune and digestive system function. I offer advice, tips and resources in this honest and open discussion.

Podcast Resources:

Websites: ACNEM: https://www.acnem.org/

Minnd Foundation: http://mindd.org/

Pfeiffer Institute: http://www.hriptc.org/index.php

Bio-balance: www.biobalance.org.au

Mind Matters: http://www.mindmatters.edu.au/

Dr William Walsh: http://www.walshinstitute.org/

Books:  

Mental Health Topics-The Mood Cure (Julia Ross), Nutrient Power (William J Walsh), Nutrition and Mental Illness (Carl C. Pfeiffer), Depression Free Naturally (Joan Mathews Larson)

Other Topics-The Biology of Belief (Bruce Lipton), Wherever You Go, There You Are (Jon Kabat-Zinn), The Reality Slap (Dr Russ Harris), The Happiness Trap (Dr Russ Harris).

Podcast: http://thegooddoctors.com.au/health-podcast/nutrients/

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