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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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WB027: Fitgenes AMY 1 Gene Test

Another amazing episode with Rebecca Hall from Fitgenes but this time the discussion looks at the AMY 1 gene test which determines how many copies of the AMY 1 gene you have. Variations within the AMY 1 gene influence how well your body can breakdown and process starch, meaning that some people can tolerate carbohydrates better than others. The AMY 1 gene has evolved in humans to have an increased number of copies with the average human having 6 copies but able to have up to 20 with a very high number not necessarily a positive thing due to a high level of sugar in the mouth. Approximately 10% of the Australian population has a number greater than 9 which indicates they will have better glycemic control than low AMY 1 individuals on a similar diet. A low AMY 1 copy number indicates: a reduced amount of enzyme in the saliva needed to break down starch, a reduced tolerance of high starch diets, a greater risk or predisposition to obesity, reduced glycemic control and increased risk for metabolic abnormalities. Listen as Carolyn shares her own results, revealing a very low number 2 AMY 1 genes which is another piece in the jigsaw puzzle of her own health journey.

 

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WB025: Organic Vegetables: Buying online.

Episode two in Carolyn’s organic shopping adventure covers buying the organic vegetables online. What is a food host? What types of boxes are there to buy? Why is she just buying veggies and not fruit? Is it better than the Farm Gate experience which was discussed in episode 22? How much does it cost to buy organic veggies? What about feeding a family? All of these topics are discussed and more as Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach Carolyn Gray shares her own Wellness journey. For Carolyn it is about Paleo, Food as Medicine, clean eating, whole foods and home cooking. This is her journey and it is one step at a time to move as far away from the SAD diet as possible.

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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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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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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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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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