Sage Conversations - Physical Wellness
Join Rob Carney and I as we talk about growing your own food indoors! Rob is the founder of Whole Health Connections, and he shares his home set-up for growing veggies and herbs, and shows us how easy and incredibly rewarding it can be. We talk about how broken our food supply is, and dig into current day farming practices where chemicals are used to desiccate crops for harvest, creating significantly denuded and nutrient lacking soil.
Kerri Flood Part 2
Nutrition may be the foundation of health, but perfect nutrition is not enough if your body doesn’t know what to do with it. Kerri Flood, Homeopathic Practitioner and Holistic Nutritionist extraordinaire, explains the intersection between Nutrition and Homeopathy as we dive into all things nutrition. We also really dig into the differences between Food Allergies, Food Intolerances and Food Sensitivities with Kerri providing a great explanation of all three.
Kim Volpni - The Vagina Coach
Join Kim Volpni and I as we discuss pelvic floor health and how it can impact our health, fitness goals, and overall wellbeing. Women are often too embarrassed to talk about the pelvic floor, and many may not even completely understand what a pelvic floor is. Organ prolapse, incontinence, and chronic back pain, can all be attributed to the pelvic floor, and Kim and I speak candidly about it all.
Have you ever wondered what Homeopathy is? My chat with Kerri Flood, a Homeopathic practitioner for over 15 years, sheds light on this medical practice that has been around for over 200 years. Simply put, Homeopathy treats the body as a whole, and uses symptoms as guideposts to get to the root of WHY you are having a particular symptom. Kerri walks us through what a remedy is, shares her insight on why the body is always talking to us through symptoms, and implores us to listen to your body!
Amy Bowe, BEXSC, BSND Part 3
In part 3 of my conversation, Amy shares her own personal story of how as an Olympic lifter, she occasionally would hit a brick wall in her training. We talk about what she learned connecting the dots and how it helped her better understand the body's physiology. We also discuss training in both peri-menopause and menopause, and why incorporating a training regime is crucial to keep muscle mass and bone density long after estrogen has left the building. Eating a diet high in protein during these years is also a key factor.
Amy Bowe, BEXSC, BSND Part 2
In part 2 of my conversation with Amy Bowe, fitness training coach extraordinaire and Founder of The Warrior School for women, we cover the importance of tracking our cycle to help us begin to recognize patterns to better understand our bodies. When we understand our bodies, we can come up with strategies to help support ourselves in each phase of our cycle. There is a lot to track! The length of our cycle, our energy in different cycle stages, our sleep, body temperature, PMS symptoms, etc.
Amy Bow BEXSC, BSND
Amy Bowe is a fitness training coach extraordinaire! Amy incorporates her knowledge of nutrition and ties it in with her knowledge of the menstrual cycle to help enhance our physical training. Part one of our talk introduces us to the umbrella analogy, breaks down what should be happening during the four stages of our monthly cycle, provides an overview on how hormones work, and why it's important to look for patterns within our cycle. We also dig into metabolic health.
Dr. Shadi Saffari Part 2
Join Dr. Shadi Saffari and I for a short chat about fatigue and it’s many causes. There are numerous causes for fatigue. Is it nutrient or mineral deficiency? Lack of proper sleep? Poor sleep hygiene? Lack of exercise? Not making time for yourself? Sometimes all that is needed is a simple lifestyle tweak, but occasionally it is the the result of an underlying health condition such as an under-active thyroid, auto-immune disorder, food allergy or even a low-grade infection caused by a dental issue.
Dr Shadi Saffari
We aren't what we eat, but rather what we absorb. This is why it is crucial to make sure your digestive system is working properly. Join me as I chat with Dr. Shadi Saffari, a Naturopathic Dr. who works with her clients to achieve healthy digestive tracts. We talk about the microbiome, why it's important to keep it healthy, it's top functions, where we obtain our microbiome from and what illnesses & diseases are caused by having an unhealthy microbiome.
Massage therapist extraordinaire, Annalee Taylor joins me all the way from Hawaii! We discuss the endless benefits of massage therapy, from helping reduce muscle tension, improving circulation, & reducing stress, to stimulating the lymphatic system and aiding with sleep. We talk about types of massage like Lomi-Lomi, a traditional hawaiian massage, my personal favourite. She sheds light on the benefits of red light therapy & myofascial release.
Join me as I speak with Mira Lutsky and clear up the mystery of pilates. Mira is founder and head instructor at Core Community - a fresh, energizing and community-oriented LA-style Pilates studio located in the heart of Kitsilano. At Core Community, Mira hopes to create a sanctuary where clients can find connection and feel energized about movement, all while having a good time in a fun and inclusive space. Find out more at www.corecommunity.ca
I'm chatting with Erika Weissenborn who is a food and health enthusiast. Erika has a B.Sc in Food Nutrition and Health from U.B.C, holds a Certified Nutritional Practitioner diploma and is an educator at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver. Erika started Fresh in Your Fridge, a Vancouver based personalized meal- prep company. Their goal is to help people achieve better nutrition through food and culinary arts.
Dr Meghan Baker
Join me as I speak with Dr. Meghan Baker about the benefits of chiropractic care as an amazing alternative health therapy. We cover everything from who is a good candidate, who would benefit from treatment, when you would seek treatment, and we dig into why you should look for a chiropractor who uses evidence and science based techniques, but one who also believes in an integrative approach when it comes to health and wellness.