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!
There’s a big difference between feeling an emotion, which is generally a passing phase that may last from a couple of minutes to a couple of days. When you struggle with a particular emotion and can’t break free, this may lead to a mood issue.
Long Term Stress
Chronic, long term stress is very detrimental to health. In fact, most modern day diseases are linked to stress in one way or another. Unlike momentary stress which is used to kick us into gear, chronic stress can lead to overreactions to small frustrations and feed emotions such as anger and sadness, and impede on our ability to “bounce back”. It may even lead to more serious conditions, such as depression or anxiety.
Apologies in advance for jumping up onto the soap box, but this is something I am extremely passionate about!
They say knowledge is power, so here are some gems of knowledge to get you thinking…..
Would you eat your moisturiser?
Nicotine patches…. do you know how they work? The are absorbed by the skin and end up in the blood stream.
Well your moisturiser is no different. Neither is your shampoo, your body wash, your face mask or your deodorant. Many ingredients in personal care products are questionable. And it only takes your body 26 seconds to absorb what you put on your skin. Continue reading →
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.