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Do you need to lose weight to become healthy?

Do you need to lose weight to become healthy?
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Do you need to become healthy in order to lose weight?

scalesAs 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!

My experience:

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Self-Esteem, Body Image & Disordered Eating

love treeSELF-ESTEEM: Probably one of the more complex topics out there, but I decided to tackle it today based on my own experiences.

I’m a recovering over-achiever, perfectionist, people-pleaser. Constantly chasing the next achievement, I strived for that perfect score in order to receive positive reinforcement and validation from my peers, teachers and parents. I’m sure many of you can relate!

On top of that, I regularly sacrificed my own desires, feelings and happiness to maintain harmony, keep the peace and to be the perfect friend, daughter, student, girlfriend, wife.

I honestly believed for many many many years that this was a really good thing. To be likeable, a hard worker, intelligent girl with a heart of gold. Don’t get me wrong, these are good traits! However, when the motivation for being these things stems from desperately needing that approval and validation from others, then we have a self-esteem issue.

A self-esteem issue can rear it’s ugly head many times throughout our life and in different forms. For me, mine was always brewing in the background of my subconscious and conscious mind.  It drove nearly every decision I made around my social life, my school/uni/work life, and family life. It wasn’t long before this desire to achieve perfection in order to be accepted manifested in an eating disorder.

My Eating Disorder

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natural cures summit

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.

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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:

  • autoimmune disease
  • arthristis
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • leaky gut
  • insulin resistance and diabetes
  • thyroid conditions
  • candida
  • mood disorders
  • lymes disease
  • infertility

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!

Find out more and sign up today!

a few more thyroid facts

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:

Pills spelling the word help over white background“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 it reduces your ability to produce thyroxin. Fluoride is in about 100 popular drugs!” ~Suzy Cohen, RPh 

This is why it’s really important to invest in a filter for your water

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What is a health coach anyway?

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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.

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