The Wellness Podcast is presented to you by Dr. Catherine Argyros, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, and wellness coach, who is passionate about the healthy, alternatives natural medicine has to offer. The aim here is to help others reclaim their connection and live with awareness. We will share how to nourish the body and spirit while bringing balance and harmony. This requires returning to our natural state, the one in which we live by nature, seasonal eating and treating the body with the respect it and we deserve. Our bodies not only need to last us a lifetime, but we want them to work well-bringing quality to our lives, and it doesn't have to be hard or expensive. We will share simple truths and wisdom that can help us in the short and long term. We share a proactive relationship which is employed to empower you along your path. We cover such things as, preventative approaches, alternative medicine, meditation, yoga, detox, ritual, fasting, gut health, and fermentation, healing the inner child, gardening, greening the home, you get the idea, its going to be a multilayered approach, and we hope a fun one too.
Today we revisit the Women who run with the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. We read through the story of La Loba, the bone collector. We discuss how our bones may be sung over, and the place of the sacred ritual in helping restore our lost aspects.
Today we begin our detox journey. This is the first step and its all about preparation and planning.
Muladharar - The Root Chakra
Join us as we begin our journey up the chakras. Spend this month working on your roots and base, that way ensuring we have a strong solid foundation as we work our way up.
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How Yoga was Saved from the Brink of Extinction
Hi everyone, I know this episode may be controversial due to issues of cultural appropriation. I am always open to learning and therefore have already edited and corrected some of the information I had already presented. I want to include this episode because I think it's important that we understand the history of yoga, and how it was saved from the brink of extinction. This is the story of one Guru and his 4 students, and how their actions saved this dying practice.
Women Who Run with the Wolves
In The Wellness Podcast this week, we begin our journey through one of my favourite books. Women who Run with the wolves.
We are going to read through the beautiful, magical, and healing work of Jungian analyst Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Today, we read through the introduction to this potent book. This book is medicine for your soul. If you feel defeated, lost, anxious, and generally not yourself, then join me as we reclaim the wild woman within.
Introduction: Singing Over The Bones
"We are filled with a longing for the wild. There are few culturally sanctioned antidotes for this yearning. We were taught to feel shame for such a desire. We grew our hair long and used it to hide our feelings. But the shadow of Wild Women still lurks behind us during our days and in our nights. No matter where we are, the shadow that trots behind us is definitely four - footed."
Clarissa Pinkola Estes Ph.D
Talking with Kristi Boles
Meet Kristi Boles
How open heart surgery and a diagnosis of Marfan Syndrome in 2011 taught Kristi the value of taking a whole body approach to her health.
Kristi knows what it’s like to be desperately unwell. She endured months of pain, fatigue, insomnia, migraines and eventually heart palpitations before being diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome in 2011.
It turned out she had a dissection of the aorta – in fact, a six centimetre aneurism at the aortic valve.
After her 10 hour, life-saving, open heart surgery, Kristi struggled to accept how the syndrome would affect her life – she could no longer play contact sport, lift heavy items or perform a number of other everyday tasks.
What’s more, her recovery from surgery was slow and tedious. Kristi’s immune system was weak and her gut health poor.
By 2014, three years after her surgery, Kristi had broadened her approach to her physical and mental health. She had enlisted a naturopath, osteopath, acupuncturist and kinesiologist.
By focussing more on the fundamentals of hydration, nutrition, sleep, stress management and exercise – as well as her clinical treatment plan – Kristi regained her overall health and wellbeing.
A mission to help others
Since then, the principle podiatrist and director of two Allied Health practices has qualified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. And she is determined to help others speed up the healing process and return to their best life, sooner.
Introducing Allied Wellness!
Hear more from Kristi Boles and her experience with Marfan Syndrome.
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