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WB054: Thriving in Difficult Times: Twelve lessons from Ancient Greece to improve your life today with John Vespasian.

Listen to this very interesting interview with author John Vespasian as he discusses his new book: Thriving in Difficult Times. Twelve lessons from Ancient Greece to improve your life today”. With a focus on wellbeing and lessons that can be learnt from Ancient Greece to support your wellness in this modern world, this is an interview not to be missed. John talks in depth of the challenges of obtaining life balance and looks back to the Wisdom of the great minds from the past such as Hippocrates for the answers to lifes many challenges.
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WB034: Infertility and Functional Nutrition with Mel Ibrihim

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Mel with her daughter Indie

Functional Nutritionist Mel Ibrihim shares her health journey through infertility, IVF, Diagnostic Functional Nutrition, Paleo, and an acceptance of self. Mel is now a fully qualified Functional Nutritionist and shares her journey into parenthood with others in a similar situation. Hear how Mel listened to her body to become pregnant by changing her diet and addressing complex body image issues. Mel talks of the complexities of IVF and how over exercising, a low fat diet and metabolic chaos contributed to her infertility. An inspiring story!
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WB030: Sustainable living with Jo Smith

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Jo Smith: Health, Wellness and Natural Living Educator

An inspiring interview with Primal Living’s Jo Smith which takes us on a journey of real food, eating seasonally, farming, living a simpler and more natural life, creativity and an exploration of self. A really inspiring example of a courageous person who has successfully transitioned from a busy City environment to a conscious and self sufficient life on Bruny Island. Jo shares her own health journey which includes a past as a body builder, an eating disorder, anxiety and stress. Hear how Jo fills her days with positivity, coaches others as a Health, Wellness and Natural Living Educator and is working her farm so that it can be a place of education for others.
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WB028: Organic Vegetables: A dynamic addition to your life!

In this episode Carolyn shares how switching to buying Organic Vegetables and some fruit is adding value to her family life, a positive mindset and a more mindful approach to life. Carolyn talks about sourcing them locally and online, budgeting and how the variety is like foraging in an ancestral health model. Listen and learn about the value that eating organic is having on a family dominated with health issues, juggling fussy eating children and a husband who is learning to eat a larger volume of vegetables rather than quickly eating his meal. It is a change in habits, mindset and a different approach to life in general.
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WB022: Organic Vegetables and Fruit: From the farm gate!

The organic shopping adventure! Carolyn goes on a drive to find organic vegetables and fruit. Venturing to the outskirts of suburban Melbourne on a gorgeous sunny morning for an adventure into Farm Gate shopping. Listen as Carolyn details her purchases and reasoning behind them, what the experience was like and how this activity will feature in her family life in the future. It’s about reducing the toxins, budgeting, eating whole foods, paleo, food as medicine, mindful eating and S.L.O.W.
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WB021: Food as Medicine (Treats, Snacks, Desserts and Drinks)

An in depth discussion about the role of treats, snacks, desserts and drinks in a whole foods based diet. Avoid the perils of being a sugar burner and reduce your carbohydrate intake with these handy tips. Base your food intake on whole foods, with a mindful approach to eating the much loved and desired Paleo treats. Carolyn reflects on the past 2.5 years as she has transitioned from the SAD diet to a clean eating Paleo intake and the challenges of lowering her sugar intake. This episode looks at the sugars in healthy foods and how these can be addictive and hard to resist. Mindful eating and living is at the core of maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding many of the modern illnesses ravaging society today. Carolyn’s health journey continues with the realisation that sugars such as honey are sometimes foods and shouldn’t be part of her everyday diet. Carolyn reviews the healthy drink options and the role of whole foods based snacks in a Food as Medicine approach.

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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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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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