Here at Evenstar Wellbeing I’m all about energy, and food is the energy that we consciously and deliberately put into our bodies. It is literally fuel for living, for every aspect of our lives. So, if you enjoy living a good life, or you’d like to live a better one, the number one action that you can take is to pay attention to what you are fuelling your body, and your life, with. It’s a sad fact that many people in the modern western world treat their motor vehicles better than they do their human vehicles! Whole Foods The simplest thing to keep in mind when deciding to focus on your food energy is to eat food. Yep, simply eat food. Don’t put things into your body that are in fact ‘food-like’ substances (ie. highly processed, packaged products) that we’ve been conditioned over the last few decades to think of as food. Your body actually doesn’t know what to do with a fuel source that it doesn’t recognise. How do you know if something you’re putting in your mouth is food? Ask yourself, is it something that your ancestors, even as little time ago as your grandparents, would recognise as food? A whole food is something that is grown on planet earth – either plant or animal - and you could walk into a farm and touch it with your
Your gut microbiome is super important to overall health and is the first topic in this new video series called "One Thing I Know". Your gastrointestinal microbiota ("gut microbiome') consists of trillions of bacteria that reside in the digestive tract. They are imperative for effective digestive function and also for immunity. At any point your gut microbiome are either increasing or decreasing overall inflammation in your your body. Inflammation is the natural response of the body to fight infection and disease but when it becomes disregulated chronic illness can result. I am constantly updating my knowledge by reading books and listening to podcasts and taking courses. A big part of my whole reason for doing what I do is to help people to be better able to improve and maintain their own wellbeing so therefore I love to be able to share new things that I learn. I recently listened to an episode of the Low Top Life podcast (which I HIGHLY recommend) where Alexx was interviewing one of the world's most pre-eminent specialists in the microbiota, Dr Jason Hawrelak. The chat covers some of the other microbiota that are important to consider including the nasal microbiome and the vaginal microbiome, but something that really leapt out at me was the bit about how to best manage the gut micobiome when we have to take a course of antibiotics. If
?? Do you have the signs, symptoms or traits of someone with an unbalanced Root Chakra (also known as the 1st or Base Chakra)? How do you know?! Can see yourself in any of these areas: - you tend to be overweight or underweight - your skin is always red or always pale - your immune system is overactive or underactive - you have bone problems (eg. joint or muscle pain) - you have blood problems (eg. anaemia, clotting) - constipation is your norm - you are always stressed over little things, or you are very stressed but too tough to show it - you have strong feelings about the colour Red (love it or hate it!) - your home life is very cluttered or pretty much non-existent or non-important to you - you are very active with groups and organisations, or the opposite - you keep to yourself and are disinterested in family - you attack others readily, or you often feel attacked by other people - you have strong opinions, or you find it hard to form opinions - you love tradition and tend to be conservative about retaining tradition, or you feel shame about your ancestry and ignore tradition Find out more in this video! Or if you prefer to read my Blog, it was published by Sivana East. To access my Chakra Balancing Tips for FREE click
Everything is energy and promoting healing in yourself with energy therefore makes total sense! In this video I talk about: the key aspects of energy medicine - prevention and finding underlying causes how energy works on all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - to promote healing why we need to be willing to let go of our wounds on all levels in order to heal chakras and what sort of energy each chakra is particularly aligned to the aspects of Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing that we need to manage in order to retain energetic balance - Food, Movement, Sleep, Surroundings & Being My updated 7 Chakra Tips are now available! Click here to access them for FREE! If you'd like to read my article instead of watching the video, it was published on Sivana East To access some energetic balance in order to promote healing Book Now. If you have any questions about any of this feel free to Contact me or Book a Complimentary Wellbeing Chat.
In this Vlog I'm talking about Sleep ?⏰??, specifically: - why not doing it for long enough each night is critical for brain health - what happens when we don't get enough slow wave sleep - the bi-directional relationships between this and food, and movement - why breathing through your nose is so important! If you'd prefer to read my article on this, it was published by Sivana East. Next week I will cover my top tips for getting a good night's sleep, so stay tuned! In the meantime you might like to check out my Shop for the best essential oils to help with Sleep and my Blog on this very topic. I also have another Blog all about the problems with screen devices, which is a must read! Reiki is wonderful for helping to improve sleep. It's probably the number #1 thing that clients report after a session! Now that you know how important this is, why not Book Now! I refer to Professor Matthew Walker, who is one of the top researchers in this field, globally. Snuggle up now, for health's sake!
More and more research is being done and finding associations between our gut micro biome and how well our brain is working, including in serious illnesses such as depression, anxiety, autism, MS, OCD, CFS and even just plain old stress! In this Vlog I talk about: how the digestive system has its own nervous system how it also plays the lead role in immunity how imbalance in the digestive system can therefore lead to chronic inflammatory responses and resulting dis-ease Learn more including how to achieve balance for your gut micro biome! If you'd prefer to read my article instead of watching the video, you can read it on Thrive Global, where it was published. Two places you can go for additional research and to hear amazing stories of how changing gut-health changes lives you might like to look at the work of Dr Terry Wahls and also Kirsty Wirth at Kultured Wellness If you want a tool to help with the energetic balance of your digestive system the essential oil blend Digest Zen is amazing! If you would like to access some overall better energetic balance and wellbeing Book Now for a session with me! If want any further information don't hesitate to get in touch.
There is a lot of conflicting information out there about red meat and whether it is good for you or not. This video goes into the reasons why it is a good idea to reduce your consumption of red meat, including what the World Health Organisation says and what red meat does in your body - both the good and the bad! I also talk about the easiest way to reduce your consumption, which is going to improve your health and wellbeing and look after the planet at the same time! It's a win-win! If you have any questions about this or anything else to do with your Wellbeing please don't hesitate to get in touch. Energetic balance is very beneficial when you are trying to make a change in your life. The Third Chakra plays a key role in motivation and determination and the Sixth Chakra is instrumental in your ability to think clearly, focus and make decisions! If you would like to book in for a Wellbeing Assessment and Energetic Balance then please click here.
Unless you have been away in Timbuktu for the last few years with no wifi you have almost certainly heard about intermittent fasting (IF)! You may have wondered if it is something that you should try. You may have questions about it – what does it actually involve, what can you eat, what are the benefits, is it a great way to lose weight for everyone, etc, etc? If you are one of the almost 65% of Australian adults who are overweight you may be carefully considering IF as a possible way to take control of your health. Although it almost seems like it’s trendy to be overweight these days there are serious health implications that arise from being too heavy. How many elderly obese people do you see around? Not many, because they do not live long, healthy happy lives. This is a really important concern when thinking about your overall wellbeing, from a mental and emotional standpoint as well. I always like to be able to give you as much information as possible in one little Blog or video, in order that you are then able to move beyond indecision and procrastination and take the next best step to improve your wellbeing. Remember only you can heal you! What is Intermittent Fasting? IF is not a diet but is more a schedule of eating time and fasting (non-eating)
Candy canes, boxes of chocolates in the staff room from appreciative clients, homemade truffles as gifts from colleagues! Sugar, sugar and more sugar is under your nose (and probably in your mouth!) during the Silly Season! The problem with consuming a lot of sugar is that the human body is actually not designed for this at all and it makes you feel tired and crappy just at a time of year where energy is already sapped and you’d really like to enjoy yourself! This is our second last Silly Season Survival Tip – you’ve nearly made it guys!! I hope that you have been really trying to get enough sleep, eat well, avoid hangovers and not get stressed about gift giving. If you’ve missed any of my tips on how to do this check out my Facebook page or the Blog. Sweet Christmas Let’s take this opportunity when there is so much obvious sugar around to have a think about hidden sugars. If you haven’t seen That Sugar Film, I’d urge you to catch it during your holidays. What happened to That Sugar Guy (as I call him) in his film was really frightening. He put himself on a diet of consuming so called ‘healthy’ foods for 2 months (having previously barely consumed any sugar). These healthy foods were things such as juices, low fat yoghurt, muesli bars, cereals, etc.
So here we are with just under 5 weeks to go until Christmas! How are you going? Has the silly season struck your household yet? Is it already difficult to find a blank on your calendar?! If you missed last week’s Blog it was all about sleep and the importance of getting enough good quality sleep, especially at this time of year, if you have any hope of getting through with your wellbeing intact and perhaps even enjoying yourself! Today’s Silly Season Survival Tips are all about food, because, just like sleep, another one of the first things to go when you are super busy and under pressure is making sure that you eat nutritious whole foods from the earth. It can be so much easier to get takeaway or buy pre-packaged meals when you are short on time and have a hungry family to feed during the silly season! The other food related problem at this time of year can be over-eating, but that will be covered in Tip #6! Problems with Quick and Easy Meals The problem with the foods involved in many of the common quick and easy meal options is that they are low on nutrients and high on artificial ingredients. If you buy fast food or something from the supermarket that only requires ‘heating up’ or adding some other basic ingredients they are likely to