Do you need to lose weight to become healthy?
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Do you need to become healthy in order to lose weight?
As you may know, I’m a huge fan on Sean Croxton from Underground Wellness. It was in his book, the Dark Side of Fat Loss that I first realised that we generally have things the wrong way around.
We think that we need to lose a few kilos in order to look healthy. But in fact, our body won’t release excess weight (on a permanent basis) until it’s actually healthy. (Read more about Sean’s take here)
Being thin doesn’t automatically make you a healthy specimen of the human race!
By now I’m sure you know that I’m a bit of a summit junkie. I love free online courses that share new information regarding your health and your life.
Today, I thought I would share a little bit more information on the Natural Cures Summit, which is on 6-13 October 2014. Speakers include a range of doctors, naturopaths and health experts, sharing their wisdom on natural ways to heal:
inflammatory bowel disease
insulin resistance and diabetes
Best of all? It’s freeeeee!
Don’t forget to share the summit with any of your loved ones who may be dealing with one of these conditions!
In case you haven’t worked it out by now, I have a keen interest in all things hormonal.
Recently, there was another Thyroid Summit hosted by Suzy Cohen and Dr David Brownstein. More valuable information for those of us who are looking for ways to heal our thyroid rather than pop another Thyroxine!
Here are a few of the highlights:
“Your thyroid gland is a sponge for iodine. It produces thyroid hormone. When you take in fluoride, the fluoride displaces the iodine in your gland. And itreduces your ability to produce thyroxin. Fluoride is in about 100 popular drugs!” ~Suzy Cohen, RPh
Australians are in a bit of a crisis with more and more people being diagnosed with lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. We need to invest more resources in preventing these lifestyle-related diseases, rather than treatment.
The role of a health coach is to offer support, guidance, inspiration and accountability to help clients to make lasting changes to their lifestyle, through better choices around nutrition and exercise.
To take that one step further, holistic health coaching focuses on all aspects of life, beyond that of food and movement.
Last year I was gaining weight at a phenomenal rate. My diet had not changed, if anything, it had improved, as I switched to an all organic diet, and learned more and more about paleo principles. Admittedly, exercise had reduced due to extreme exhaustion and energy issues.
Shortly after being diagnosed with PCOS, I saw a naturopath to seek guidance. She saw my blood work, and suggested that I have my thyroid checked out. Low and behold, my thyroid gland was extremely sluggish (hypothyroidism). I was tested for hashimoto’s, but fortunately no autoimmune disease for me! After taking thyroxine, with minimal impact on my symptoms, only to go to a stronger dose and still not feel any better, I decided to try to heal my thyroid naturally. The medication given to those with hypothyroidism is a synthetic thyroid hormone – T3. It doesn’t actually heal the thyroid, which was what I was aiming to do….
So the past year or so, I’ve been on a quest to learn more about the thyroid gland, and today wanted to share with you Sean Croxton’s The Thyroid Series, which commences in Australia tomorrow. It’s the world first free online Thyroid Health Event, in which you will hear from 12 thyroid experts over the course of a week.