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Chocolate Green Smoothie in the Thermomix
 
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How to make an energy boosting chocolate green smoothie in the Thermomix - so delicious that no one will suspect it contains avocado and spinach! Recipe here: http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/green-chocolate-smoothie-dairy-free.html
Views: 11949 Quirky Cooking
Gooey Flourless Fudge Brownies
 
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How to make decadent grain free brownies with coconut flour, using the Thermomix.
Views: 19027 Quirky Cooking
Mr I's "Far Too Easy" Choc Cake
 
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Recipe: http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/mr-is-far-too-easy-chocolate-cake.html Mr I's National Geographic Animal Jam Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8P89B1n57gdo7nasJ6eASw Please Subscribe! My 11 year old loves to cook, and this is his favourite cake. He's taken the 'Too Easy Chocolate Cake' recipe from the Thermomix Everyday Cookbook and tweaked it to suit the way our family eats.
Views: 10121 Quirky Cooking
Meet Your Microbiome, with Dr Jason Hawrelak - A Quirky Journey Podcast #117
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #117 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! We often talk about the bacterial microbiome on A Quirky Journey, and today we have Dr Jason Hawrelak, a leading expert on the microbiome. Dr Hawrelak has been researching the microbiome for around 2 decades, and is an educator and clinician whose work has been cited over 800 times. In this episode, Dr Hawrelak shares his wealth of information on the gut microbiome, and offers actionable insights on how to eat and supplement in order to support the colonies of bacteria that play such a massive part in human health. This is, without doubt, one of our favourite episodes and we know you’re going to love it too! Useful Links: Learn more about Dr Jason Hawrelak here: https://www.probioticadvisor.com/dr-jason-hawrelak/#.W2OXK9gzbSw Dr Jason’s ‘Meet Your Microbiome’ 4 week online course: https://probiotic-advisor.teachable.com/p/meet-your-microbiome-4-week-course Our upcoming Life-Changing Food Events: https://www.quirkycooking.com.au/life-changing-events/ Concentrated ‘Meadow & Marrow’ broth, our cookbook, Solidteknics pans, and more… in our online store: https://www.quirkycooking.com.au/shop/ ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 441 Quirky Cooking
Child Health - A Quirky Journey Podcast #109
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #109 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! For those of you with young children, this podcast is a must! Our guest, Dr Leila Masson, is a paediatrician and lactation consultant who uses a biomedical approach to treat gastro-intestinal, metabolic, immunologic or other problems impacting a child’s physical and mental health. Dr Leila specialises in autism, ADHD, behaviour problems, OCD, recurrent infections, nutritional deficiencies, breastfeeding, asthma and allergies, and answers many of our listeners questions on these topics. Useful Links: For a great, practical book on natural children’s health, we highly recommend Dr Leila’s book, ‘Children’s Health from A to Z’ : https://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Childrens-Health-to-Z-for-New-Zealand-Parents-Leila-Masson/9781869538842 (also available on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Childrens-Health-New-Zealand-Parents-ebook/dp/B0182W14KM/ ) Dr Leila Masson’s website: https://drleilamasson.com/ Buteyko Breathing technique for reducing asthma symptoms: https://www.buteykobreathing.org/buteyko-teachers/australasia/ Dr Leila’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DrLeilaMasson/posts/1940350712665294 ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 418 Quirky Cooking
Healing with Food - A Quirky Journey Podcast #105
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #105 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! When a mother is told they are a ‘bad mum’ by doctors because their son has aspergers syndrome, ADHD, is bipolar, dyslexic, hypoglycemic, and has uncontrollable behaviour… what does a mum do? Give up and medicate him because she is told that’s all she can do? That’s not what Becky Plotner did. She studied her son’s food reactions every day, working out what tipped him over the edge and what made him better, until she healed him with food. Then she set out to heal herself from a long list of chronic illnesses, including Hashimotos, IBS, eczema, fibromyalgia, stomach ulcers, Lyme disease, SIBO, polycystic ovarian disease, and lots more! After one year, her son was completely well. After a few more years of hard work, she was well also. How did she do it? Becky says it took a lot of prayer, GAPS, and learning to listen to their bodies. “No one can tell you where to start. Only that person’s body can tell you where to start. And if you make one better step today, or tomorrow, or one better step a week, you are closer to an answer.” (Becky) In this fascinating podcast, Jo and Becky talk about Becky’s story, the science behind how the gut works, how it is damaged, and how it heals, the importance of fermented foods, iodine deficiency and how to turn it around, sensory processing disorder, and so much more. Becky is a traditional naturopath, ND, CGP, D.PSc. in Georgia, USA, and she works as a Certified GAPS Practitioner who sees clients in her office, and by Skype and phone. She has been published in Wise Traditions, spoken at two Weston A. Price Conferences, Certified GAPS Practitioner Trainings, has been on many radio shows, television shows and writes for Nourishing Plot. She continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. She is a Chapter Leader for The Weston A. Price Foundation. You can find out more about Becky on her blog, Nourishing Plot: https://www.nourishingplot.com/ Useful Links: * Becky’s delicious GAPS/Keto pizza base recipe, mentioned in the podcast! https://www.nourishingplot.com/2017/07/27/gaps-pizza-ketogenic-comfort-food/ * Jo and Fouad’s upcoming Life-Changing Food events: https://www.quirkycooking.com.au/life-changing-events/ * The MINDD Forum which Jo and Isaac will be speaking at in May: https://mindd.org/mif18/ * Live Streaming of the MINDD Forum for those who want to watch from home: https://mindd.org/mif18-live-stream/ ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 324 Quirky Cooking
Pyroluria - A Quirky Journey Podcast #53
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #53 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! What is Pyroluria? With Jules Galloway ND A couple of months ago, Jo and her kids were tested for Pyroluria (Pyrolles Disorder), and found their levels were quite high. Pyroluria (pyrrole disorder, kryptopyrrole, kryptopyrroluria, pyrroluria, mauve factor or hemepyrrole) is a common metabolic condition that occurs when pyrrol, a key component of haemoglobin, is overproduced by the liver. It is a contributing factor to anxiety, stress and gut issues. Jo began asking naturopaths, doctors and friends for their thoughts on Pyroluria, and what can be done to help lower the levels of pyrroles in the bloodstream. In this episode, Jo and Fouad talk to naturopath Jules Galloway about Jules’ experience with Pyroluria, and what she has found helpful. Jules Galloway is a qualified naturopath, healthy foodie, wellness blogger and podcaster, who specializes in gluten, dairy and cane sugar free living, and runs an online wellness program called Shiny Healthy You – Fatigued to Fabulous in 12 Weeks. Check out Jules’ podcast, Shiny Healthy You - http://thewellnesscouch.com///category/shy - on The Wellness Couch, and visit her website http://julesgalloway.com/ for lots of fabulous recipes and health tips. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 163 Quirky Cooking
Healing MTHFR and Histamine Issues - A Quirky Journey Podcast #97
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #97 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! GUEST INFORMATION: Elyse: I'm Elyse Comerford, a Mum, Exercise Scientist, GAPS practitioner and Health Coach. My approach focuses on healing the gut to bring about profound health changes, and the fact is, it works! My practice focuses on assisting my clients to heal their digestive system and overcome various issues, just as I have done. As a teenager I suffered with acne, persistent thrush, cysts and abscesses in my breasts and ovaries, constant bloating, anaemia, depression, sugar addiction, constipation, diarrhoea, and food intolerances that were getting progressively worse. I had begun thinking these issues were normal, and something I would have to live with. It was a very empowering moment when I learnt the connection the gut has with all of these issues, and how I could transform my health by first transforming my gut and micro biome (our army of bacteria that we cannot survive a second without!). I was 27 and pregnant with my first child when I began researching everything I could so that he would be as healthy and happy as possible, this is when I discovered the microbiome. I knew the gut bacteria was important, but I had never realised how important! Science has found that an imbalance of gut bacteria is a contributing factor in obesity; that bacteria plays an important role in normal healthy brain function and the prevention of anxiety and depression; and bacteria is an essential part of our immune system, and our body will struggle to deal with viruses, infections, pathogens and toxins if it is out of balance. Armed with all this new information a passion was ignited within me to heal my health, and this soon branched out to helping everyone that I care about. I was already completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with Charles Darwin University at the time, and with any spare moment I had I was pouring myself over scientific research to do with the gut. I went on to complete a certification in Holistic Health Coaching with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, followed by my GAPS Practitioner Certification with Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride. PODCAST DESCRIPTION: There are many variables when working through gut health issues, and one that seems to throw a lot of people into a spin is the MTHFR gene mutation. It suddenly seems to be very common… is that because there are more genetic mutations these days, or just because more people are getting gene testing done and finding out about it? What about all the people in past generations that had it – why didn’t they suffer such adverse affects as people do nowadays? How is it linked to histamine reactions? And if it’s genetic, can anything actually be done about it? Or are you stuck with the MTHFR and histamine problems for life? Elyse Comerford, health scientist and GAPS practitioner, joins us in this episode to talk us through the above questions, and many more, in a scientific but easy to understand way. If you are struggling to cope with detoxing and gut healing, and MTHFR and histamines are doing your head in, you need to listen to this podcast! NOTEWORTHY QUOTES: "MTHFR stands for methylene tetra-hydrofolate reductase gene, and is responsible for producing the MTHFR enzyme. With enzymes, they need to be the right shape. It's like a key fitting a lock. The enzyme needs to be exactly the right shape to work properly. So if you've got a mutation in your MTHFR gene, then you are going to produce an MTHFR enzyme, and that enzyme is not going to function properly. So that enzyme metabolises folate into the active form, 5-MTHF. In order to use folate in our bodies, we can get folate through through supplements and through our food. So in order to convert that into something our body can actually use, we need that MTHFR enzyme to be working optimally. The 5-MTHF then combines with homocysteine, so it can broken down and be used." "MTHF, methyl-folate, is part of a cycle, our methylation cycle. So if we don't have the right component going into the cycle, it's going to affect every part of that cycle. so we don't then have something being donated to the next part of the cycle, which then needs to donate to the next part of the cycle. So it's upsetting the whole cycle, and the end result of that cycle is glutathione which is a very important antioxidant in our body." "Methylation can turn our DNA on and off. We need it for cell repair, cell production, for regulating gene expression, for sulfur metabolism." "Methylation plays a role in our immune function." ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 302 Quirky Cooking
Kultured Wellness - A Quirky Journey Podcast #62
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #62 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! This week we talk to Kirsty Wirth, founder of Kultured Wellness – a company whose mission is to inspire and educate people to take control of their health by eating real and fermented foods that nourish the brain and the gut. Kirsty has been called the Gut Guru and an Intuitive Healer, and her research and work in the area of gut health has been life changing for many of her clients. Her experience in education and research of over 15 years continues to drive her purpose of empowering the community to gain knowledge and understanding so they can be well and thrive. She is a HUGE nature lover, a mother, a fervent advocate for children on the spectrum, you just can’t help but be touched by her spirit and infectious enthusiasm. Listen in as we pick Kirsty’s brains about cultured foods, including: – how to save money on probiotics when healing the gut – how her cultures work, and how to use them – ideas for getting fermented foods into children – what to do if you have histamine intolerance – what kind of diet she recommends for those with gut and parasite issues – how faecal transplants can help if needed – how to maintain a healthy gut once you’ve healed You can find Kirsty’s website here: http://kulturedwellness.com/ ,and connect with her here on Instagram ( https://instagram.com/kulturedwellness/ )and Facebook.( https://www.facebook.com/kulturedwellness ) ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 96 Quirky Cooking
Healing the Gut with Traditional Foods - A Quirky Journey Podcast #34
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #34 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Nicole Azzopardi is the author of ‘The Alchemy Cookbook’ http://www.mummacare.com/buy-the-alchemy-cookbook.html , where she shares simple, delicious, traditional recipes that fit so beautifully into the GAPS way of eating. In this episode, Jo and Nicole discuss the importance of bringing traditional foods back into everyday eating. Nicole also shares the story of her family’s healing journey, starting with a low salicylate, additive free diet to help her daughter with severe food allergies, sleep issues, and autism symptoms. Her health improved, but Nicole asked herself, ‘Once you work out what foods are bothering you, are you stuck with avoiding those foods for the rest of your life?’ After much research, Nicole decided the answer was no! Knowing that you’re reacting to different foods just highlights that there’s some work to be done with your digestion, and Nicole believes the GAPS diet can totally heal your gut so that you can bring many, if not all, of the problem foods back in over time. The changes in Nicole’s family have been amazing, and as a busy mum, Nicole shares that it was much easier to work on changing the way they ate than to continue on dealing with the overwhelming allergies and health issues. Although it takes time and effort to change cooking and eating habits, it’s so worth it in the long run. Nicole shares her recipes and tips online at Mumma Care ( http://www.mummacare.com/ ), and can also be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mumma-Care-405299626262430/timeline/ She is passionate about helping mothers look after themselves so that they can better care for their families, and loves to help other mums get on track with healthy eating. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Postnatal Depletion - A Quirky Journey Podcast #28
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #28 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Did you know that if you’ve given birth within the last decade, you may be still suffering some consequences, such as lethargy, anxiety, memory disturbances, ‘baby brain’, and poor energy levels? It’s not just because life gets busy when a new baby comes along, but also because the process of growing a baby exacts a significant toll on the body. Dr Oscar Serrallach is a GP in Mullumbimby who has done training in Nutritional and Environmental Health and has a special interest in post natal repletion (helping mothers recover from the biopyschosocial ordeal of having kids). In our society, many mothers are already nutritionally and physically depleted before conception and pregnancy, and this can escalate after the birth, to the stage where mums are ‘running on empty’. How do you know if you are suffering from postnatal depletion, and what tests should be done to show what to work on? What are some simple steps to follow before and after having a child to make sure your body doesn’t become run down and nutritionally depleted? How does gut health impact on postnatal depletion? What is the peak time for postnatal depression, and do mums who have depletion commonly end up with depression? How important is a support network for new mums? Answers to these questions and more! This is a fascinating podcast which really highlights the importance of caring for our new mums. Useful Links: Dr Oscar’s website: http://oscarserrallach.com/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/droscarserrallach Instagram: https://instagram.com/droscarserrallach/ A great Q&A about Postnatal Depletion with Dr Oscar, here on Goop: http://goop.com/postnatal-depletion-even-10-years-later/ ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Inflammation and Chronic Illness - A Quirky Journey Podcast #45
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #45 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Jo and Fouad interview Dr Igor Tabrizian, author of the book “Inflammation: The disease we all have”. In this fascinating conversation, Dr Tabrizian discusses a wide array of topics that are central to the chronic illnesses we now face in the modern world. From environmental toxins, diet and lifestyle, to the kind of tests you should be considering if you’re undergoing a journey of health recovery - this episode is densely full of information that many of us will find enlightening in our path to wellness. Dr T’s book can be found in Kindle format here: http://www.amazon.com.au/Inflammation-The-disease-all-have-ebook/dp/B018DMNNWS ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 74 Quirky Cooking
Essential Oils 101 - A Quirky Journey Podcast #30
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #30 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Essential oils can be a powerful tool in your ‘health and healing’ toolbox! They are more than just a lovely way to keep your house smelling nice – they can be used for first aid, for relaxation and reducing stress, for natural medicines and for non toxic cleaning products and pest deterrents. In this episode, Samantha Bulloch of The Alchemist’s Tree, naturopath and aromatherapist, joins us to explain the basics of essential oils. - why she began using essential oils, and how she went about studying them - how essential oils are made - how they differ to herbal medicines and flower essences - how to use them safely and effectively - her favourite oils and how she uses them - basics to have on hand - where you can study aromatherapy or do short courses to help you use them in your own home Jo and Sam also discuss where to buy good quality, pure essential oils from, but agree that this is very much a personal choice and there are many great brands out there to choose from. Next week Sam will share some practical tips and answer specific questions asked by Jo’s readers, so stay tuned for part 2! You can also join Jo’s Quirky Cooking Chat Group ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/quirkycooking/ ) and read more detailed information about these topics in the ‘Files’ section of the group. If you’d like visit Jo’s DoTERRA essential oils page, you can find it here: http://www.mydoterra.com/jowhitton/#/ ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Kehoe’s Kitchen: Helping to Heal the Gut with Fermented Foods - A Quirky Journey Podcast #26
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #26 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! This week’s episode is all about fermented foods! Katrina Kehoe of Kehoe’s Kitchen joins Jo to share her story of the past four years – from GAPS to a paleo diet, with a focus on using fermented foods as natural probiotics to help with the healing process. Find the answers to the following questions, and more! How can fermented foods help in the gut-healing process? And what do you do if you really just don’t have the time (or the patience) to make your own? Are the fermented veggies you can buy at the grocery store any good? Where can you buy traditionally prepared sauerkraut, and what are the benefits? What is ‘wild fermentation’? Does it make a difference if the vegetables used are organic or not? How should you begin if you haven’t really eaten fermented veggies much before, or are just beginning GAPS? What do you do if you are low FODMAPS – are there some options for you? What if you have issues with histamines? Which ferments go best with which foods? Katrina also has plenty of helpful information, recipe ideas, tips for getting started with GAPS, and answers to the most common GAPS questions on her website and Facebook page, so check out the links below! Katrina’s story in more detail: http://kehoeskitchen.com/our-healing-journey/#.VablnIeW1Vs GAPS Intro Meals: see what Katrina cooked for her family while on the GAPS intro diet - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.130524503789323.27247.115015402006900&type=3 Ideas for GAPS friendly kid’s lunch boxes - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.138678682973905.1073741825.115015402006900&type=3 Katrina’s GAPS and Paleo recipes - http://kehoeskitchen.com/ Where to buy top quality gelatine - http://kehoeskitchen.com/product-category/gelatin/#.VabmfIeW1Vs Where to buy Kehoe’s Kitchen’s Organic Raw Artisan Sauerkrauts, Kim Chi, Sauerkraut Juices, Cultured Paleo Tasty Cheese, Cashew Yogurts, Coconut Yoghurts and Raw Activated Paleo Bars: http://kehoeskitchen.com/stockists/#.VabkJIeW1Vs ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Mother Knows Best - A Quirky Journey Podcast #12
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #12 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! What do you do when your newborn baby screams constantly in pain? Have you ever wondered what you would do if your child was diagnosed with severe allergies? What kind of approach do you take to help and heal this baby? In this episode of ‘A Quirky Journey’ we speak with the brilliantly driven Joanne Hall, aka Leah’s best mate, Jersey. She shares with us the story of her baby, Casey, and his struggles with Autism, reflux, chemical sensitivities, food allergies/intolerances, skin conditions and general gut issues, sharing their struggles from newborn to young boy at school, and how they learnt to deal with these issues in their everyday life. Jersey shares openly and practically about her journey and how it felt to have to take another road rather than the mainstream medical options available to her. Her intuition got her through the hard times and led her to making the right choices for her family. If you know a family with similar problems, then listen in to how one mother has been healing her baby with natural therapies, and where he is now. Useful links: RISA http://www.reflux.org.au/ Biomedical intervention http://www.autism.net.au/Biomedical_treatment.htm ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Healing the Mind without Medications - A Quirky Journey Podcast #51
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #51 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! This week Jo chats to a very special guest, Dr Kelly Brogan from New York, who has a masters in neuroscience and is a board certified psychiatrist. Dr Kelly calls herself a ‘holistic psychiatrist’ and is quite unlike any psychiatrist you’ve probably have ever heard of. She doesn’t believe in prescribing anti-depressants, and instead works to get people off medication. Dr Kelly has recently written a very controversial book called “A Mind of Your Own” where she destroys a few myths about depression, explains how depression and anxiety can be healed naturally, and shares some of big pharma’s biggest secrets when it comes to anti-depressants. In this episode Dr Kelly talks about why depression is not a disease, why the serotonin theory of depression is wrong, why many psychiatric diagnoses are caused by underlying physical ailments, and what your first steps should be if you suffer from depression. Dr Kelly Brogan is the keynote speaker at the upcoming MINDD Forum in Sydney, 20-22 May – more info here: http://mindd.org/mif16-speakers/ Dr Kelly Brogan’s website:http://kellybroganmd.com ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 352 Quirky Cooking
Healing Eczema with GAPS - A Quirky Journey Podcast #103
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #103 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! The subject of healing eczema generates a lot of conversation in the Quirky Cooking community. In a previous episode with naturopath Liezel Barnard of Weleda Australia ( http://thewellnesscouch.com/aqj/aqj-76-eczema-causes-treatment-with-liezel-barnard-nd ), we talked about topical applications that can help the skin to recover. Today’s episode with Elyse Comerford, health scientist and GAPS practitioner, takes the conversation further, to the importance of finding the root cause of the eczema. Elyse clearly and simply explains practical steps for a nutritional approach to healing, using the GAPS protocol. Useful Links: Elyse Comerford, Health Scientist and GAPS Practitioner: http://www.elysecomerford.com/ Join us for our Life-Changing Food seminars to learn more about healing with food: https://www.quirkycooking.com.au/life-changing-events/ Natural, non-toxic balm that is great for eczema sufferers: Good Mood Food Healing Balm - https://www.goodmoodfood.net.au/product-page/gmf-all-purpose-healing-balm-glass-jar-120ml Weleda Evening Primrose Range: Get 10% off your order and free shipping over $90. Use coupon code QUIRKYJOURNEY on heck out. Solidteknics Aussie Iron Pans: Get 10% off your order. Order here: http://quirkycooking.com.au/solid and use coupon code 10QCP. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 77 Quirky Cooking
Anaphylactic Allergies, FPIES, Post Natal Depression... - A Quirky Journey Podcast #32
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #32 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Anaphylactic Allergies, FPIES, Post Natal Depression, Parasites, Hope for Healing! This week’s story is absolutely fascinating – an amazing story of hope and healing, with Mary Kelly of ‘Good Mood Food’. Anaphylactic to wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts, and sesame seeds, and allergic to just about everything else except white rice and corn, life was difficult for little Daniel. He survived on a hypoallergenic formula, but was not thriving at all – always sick, coughing, vomitting, underweight, and reacting to so many things in his environment. His mother, Mary, was so traumatised and exhausted by her son’s condition, that she suffered from debilitating depression. A visit to the allergist was followed by her spending days in bed trying to cope with the stress of the situation. After much research, and grasping at the only hope that seemed left to her, Mary decided to try a very slow and careful version of the GAPS diet, to see if that could help their son. One drop at a time, they added broth to his formula… and the healing began. Now, 2 years later, they have a different child. He’s no longer is allergic to everything – only tree nuts are left on his list of reactive foods, and it’s no longer an anaphylactic allergy. He’s a happy, healthy little boy, mum’s depression is gone, and the whole family have seen major changes in their health through this healing diet. It sounds too good to be true, but listen in as this mum explains her years of researching ‘white papers’ and working out the best way to help her son and the reasons behind her decision to try GAPS – and the difference it has made in their lives. Mary shares her story and her research, as well as her family’s favourite recipes, on her website, Good Mood Food: https://www.facebook.com/TheGoodmoodfood Follow her inspiring posts on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/TheGoodmoodfood ) , and if you need some one-on-one coaching from someone who knows the science behind GAPS, and how to begin GAPS when your child can’t eat ‘anything’, contact Mary here: http://www.goodmoodfood.net.au/#!coaching/crip ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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All About Permaculture - A Quirky Journey Podcast #58
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #58 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! On a recent trip to Pacific Palms, serendipity would have it that Fouad’s host, Megan Cook, is an expert on permaculture, a farming approach that Fouad is fascinated with. Megan is no ordinary permaculturist. She sits on the board of permaculture Australia and teaches permaculture classes from her beautiful property just over 3 hours north of Sydney. Fouad and Megan talk permaculture benefits and principles. This is a great introduction podcast to a very important topic that will only continue to grow relevant in our society as monoculture continues its steady decline. For more information on Megan and her permaculture classes, check out her website at: gardentotable.com.au ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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GAPS Q&A with Becky Plotner ND - A Quirky Journey Podcast #121
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #121 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! This week Jo chats with Becky Plotner (naturopathic doctor and certified GAPS Practitioner) about some of the most common GAPS questions. In their last podcast together ( http://thewellnesscouch.com/aqj/aqj-105-healing-with-food-becky-plotner ), Becky shared the science behind how the gut works and how it is damaged, and how to begin the healing process. In this second podcast, Becky answers questions from our listeners, covering subjects such as: how to make a nutritious, healing meat stock (and how meat stock helps to heal the gut) natural relief for headaches how to deal with adrenal fatigue working through constipation and diarrhoea how to deal with candida what to do when kids will only eat limited veggies how to support the body when having surgery important factors to look at besides GAPS when working on healing and lots more! Helpful Links: Becky’s website, Nourishing Plot: https://www.nourishingplot.com/ Our last podcast with Becky, “Healing with Food”: http://thewellnesscouch.com/aqj/aqj-105-healing-with-food-becky-plotner Upcoming Life-Changing Food Events: https://www.quirkycooking.com.au/life-changing-events/ ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 148 Quirky Cooking
Jo Whitton: Raising Healthy Teens and The Power of Whole Foods!
 
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Edwina Murphy-Droomer interviews Jo Whitton about parenting teens (particularly teen girls), and the importance of teaching your kids the principles of healthy eating. Jo shares her story of how they worked through health issues in their family (anxiety, OCD, food intolerances, candida, eczema, low weight gain), and the importance of focusing on a healing, whole food diet. She also shares insights on raising happy, healthy teenagers, and what she has done to foster a beautiful relationship with her teens. GUEST INFORMATION: Jo Whitton Jo has 4 children, 2 girls (21 and 14) and 2 boys (19 and 17), and lives in country Far North Queensland where she works from home, and has home schooled and raised her kids with plenty of support from family and community. Jo started her blog, Quirky Cooking, nearly 10 years ago and continues to inspire and teach families all over the world how to use whole foods to heal and thrive. Website: www.quirkycooking.com.au Edwina Murphy-Droomer Diet and Lifestyle Mentor, Qualified in Naturopathy and Functional Nutrition, Motivational Speaker and Proud Mum of Four - Living Life with Passion, Compassion, Humour and Style! Website: https://edwinamd.com/ Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 189 Quirky Cooking
Dairy Free Salted Caramel Chocolates
 
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How to make dairy free, salted caramel chocolates in the Thermomix! The recipe for this video is here: http://www.quirkycooking.com.au/2015/03/salted-caramel-chocolates-dairy-free/
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Gluten - All You Need to Know - A Quirky Journey Podcast #88
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #88 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! GUEST INFORMATION: Dr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognised speaker and workshop leader specialising in the complications of Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity and Coeliac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. He is the founder of www.theDr.com. He recently hosted the paradigm-shifting ‘The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth’, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on Coeliac Disease and Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity at www.theglutensummit.com. During this interview, Dr O’Bryan goes into great detail as to why gluten is so problematic: from our inability to digest it, to the inflammation it causes in our system, to the pesticides used in growing gluten-containing grains. If you’re considering quitting gluten, or at least trying to get off gluten for a while, we highly recommend you listen to this eye-opening episode of A Quirky Journey. PODCAST DESCRIPTION: To gluten or not to gluten? Gluten is a protein found predominantly in wheat, rye, barley and oats, and is prevalent throughout our food system in many processed food products such as bread, pasta, cereal, pastries, cakes and more. There are many schools of thought as to whether or not gluten is problematic to our health as a human species, or if only those with Coeliac disease need to remove gluten-containing food items from their diets. We now know that there is a spectrum of gluten sensitivity that affects a wider range of the population, deemed non-Coeliac gluten sensitivity. Dr O’Bryan explains to us that gluten is harmful for everyone and is an inflammatory compound that causes a cascade of detrimental affects within our bodies. It is also linked to the plethora of autoimmune conditions we see today, including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s, diabetes, Hashimoto’s, etc. This is an informative podcast that is great to share with family and friends who may unknowingly have health symptoms and issues that are related to gluten consumption. Here is what else we covered: - Wheat and the immune system response within the human body - How wheat and the gluten protein are indigestible by the human gut - Ancient grains and their gluten content - Ancient strains of wheat - What happens in the body after just one exposure to gluten - Gluten and autoimmunity - The shikimate pathway, pesticides and herbicides used with wheat and how they affect our health - Dr O’Bryan’s food recommendations (particularly pre-biotic and probiotic foods for gut health) - Much more! Jo and Fouad also cover their favourite options for a gluten-free, fuss-free, whole food Christmas. An information packed episode! NOTEWORTHY QUOTES: “No human has the enzymes to break down wheat, the proteins of wheat, into their individual amino acids. Amino acids are the only molecules of protein that are supposed to get through the intestines into the bloodstream…” “Every human gets intestinal permeability when they are exposed to wheat.” “One exposure to gluten gives you elevated antibodies for months.” “Your intestinal tract is a tube. It starts in the mouth and goes to the other end. And it’s one big long tube… 20-25 feet long. And it winds around the abdomen. Inside the tube is lined with cheesecloth – the intestinal epithelial lining. The reason it is lined with the cheesecloth is that only the tiniest of molecules are supposed to be able to get through the cheesecloth and get into the bloodstream. If you think of proteins like a pearl necklace. [Digestive] enzymes act as scissors to cut the pearl necklace into each smaller clumps and smaller clumps and smaller clumps of a pearl necklace. Until you get down to each individual clump or pearl of the pearl necklace. Those are called amino acids. And those go right through the cheesecloth into the bloodstream. And then your body uses those amino acids as the building blocks to build new bone cells, new brain hormones, new liver enzymes. All the cells that we make require proteins. It’s part of their construction. The problem with wheat is that no human has the scissors to cut wheat down into each pearl of the pearl necklace. So those clumps of the pearl necklace that you are left with…your immune system says, ‘Whoa, what is this?! This is not good for me!’ This causes inflammation. The inflammation tears the cheesecloth. Now bigger clumps of the pearl necklace can get through the tears in the cheesecloth into the bloodstream.” ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 51 Quirky Cooking
Letting Go, Moving On - A Quirky Journey Podcast #104
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #104 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! One of our favourite GAPS mentors, Mary Kelly, joins Jo in this episode to talk about life after GAPS. What happens next after you’ve healed your family from life-threatening allergies and chronic illness? How do you begin to let go? Sometimes it’s hard to move on because of the fear of going backwards. Mary says, “We did GAPS Intro and my son healed incredibly. We then did full GAPS for 4 years before we started to introduce more ‘Nourishing Traditions’ foods (properly made sourdoughs and spelt pastas and things like that)… The kids have been chomping at the bit to no longer be on GAPS… “There comes a point in your journey where you need to accept that you have healed. And you have to accept that you are not in control of their health, you’re just trying to influence it. And the point I reached was where I realised that I had been white-knuckling the whole time, and it was like God was trying to undo my fingers from the reins and go, “You know what? It’s time for your child to make some choices and you have to stop being afraid of his choices because even if he makes the wrong choices, it’s all resolvable.” That has been – not just for this journey on GAPS – that has been my whole life. Trying to control. It’s like I was learning that HUGE lesson in this environment of food, because it’s a very good teaching environment. And it’s relatable to all areas of life! It’s like a circle. All of our life is made up of these circles, and they all link together in a chain that makes up our whole life, and they all start with a message and they end with being reminded of that original message. Then you move on.” Join us for this touching episode where we talk about the anxiety mothers often go through while learning to ‘let go’ and allow their kids to take some responsibility for their lives. We also discuss parenting gifted children, working out whether your child’s meltdowns are gut health related or not, Mary’s struggles to heal after a miscarriage and a third baby, postpartum depletion, the importance of focusing on your health over your ‘ideal weight’, having healthy boundaries, and working through anxiety, stress and overwhelm as mums. Useful Links: Mary’s website: Good Mood Food - https://www.goodmoodfood.net.au/ Mary’s healing balms - https://www.goodmoodfood.net.au/shop--cart Post Natal Depletion (podcast with Dr Oscar Serrallach) - http://thewellnesscouch.com/aqj/aqj-28-dr-oscar-serrallach-postnatal-depletion Past Podcasts with Mary: Anaphylactic Allergies, FPIES, Post Natal Depression, Parasites, and Hope for Healing - http://thewellnesscouch.com/aqj/aqj-32-anaphylactic-allergies-fpies-post-natal-depression-parasites-and-hope-for-healing Healing from Anxiety and Depression - http://thewellnesscouch.com/aqj/aqj-37-mary-kelly-from-good-mood-food Dealing with Parasites - http://thewellnesscouch.com/aqj/aqj-40-dealing-with-parasites Preparing for the Birth of a Healthy Baby - http://thewellnesscouch.com/aqj/aqj-56-preparing-for-the-birth-of-a-healthy-baby-mary-kelly Healing with GAPS When You Can’t Tolerate Many Foods - http://thewellnesscouch.com/aqj/aqj-71-mary-kelly-healing-with-gaps-when-you-cant-tolerate-many-foods ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 43 Quirky Cooking
LCHF - Low Carb High Fat - A Quirky Journey Podcast #92
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #92 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! GUEST INFORMATION: Christine Cronau is a Nutritionist, bestselling Author, and Speaker. After struggling with her own weight and health, Christine transformed her body and her health and spent over ten years researching the facts about food and fats. The results are evident in her engaging, ground-breaking books about dietary truths that have been ignored by conventional health authorities. Christine’s revolutionary work is captivating and easy to read; a fascinating look at how we have reached such a mistaken consensus about health. Find Christine at: http://christinecronau.com/ PODCAST DESCRIPTION: High fat or low fat? Are animal fats good or bad for us? Are "vegetable" oils as healthy as they have been made out to be? Dietary fat has been a controversial topic over the last 40+ years. From dodgy nutritional science, industry financial agendas, fake low-fat food products, misinformed national and global dietary guidelines, to a large proportion of the population now dealing with a range of health issues such as overweight, obesity, heart disease and more.... How did we get here? Christine Cronau explains how dietary fat is an essential nutrient and the reason we fell off the fat wagon many years ago; swapping butter for margarine, animal fats for vegetable oils, and full fat foods for low-fat products. The good news is, butter is back. Saturated fat is back. And we now realise that these natural, healthy, whole food fats that have been demonised for so long (without any real evidence of being detrimental to health) are actually a critical part of human nutrition and health.  Here is what else we covered: - The historical story of dietary fat (including the story of Ancel Keys) - "Good" fats and "bad" fats. Animals fats vs seed (vegetable) oils. - Saturated fat, cholesterol and heart disease - The role of sugar in human health - Inflammation and cholesterol - Christine's low-carb, high-fat, real food eating approach - Low-carb sweeteners (including artificial sweeteners) - Weight/fat loss - Christine's take on dairy foods - Much more! NOTEWORTHY QUOTES: On vegetable oils: "Unfortunately the oils that are produced are highly industrially processed. So they use very high temperatures and processes of oxygen and chemicals to produce this oil. And so, by the time it's finished, it's actually quite highly damaged and oxidised. And it continues to oxidise further once it's on the shelf. And unfortunately these oils do all kinds of terrible things to our body. For example, if you look at the cell membrane... The cell membrane is made up largely of fat. We need to eat healthy fats to keep our cell membranes strong and healthy. But when we eat damaged fats like vegetable oils. those fats actually get into that cell membrane and make it weak. And then our cell membrane actually starts leaking. And it's impossible to keep the cell hydrated. And not only does that cause premature aging, because all your cells are shrivelling, it also causes all kinds of disease." On saturated fat, sugar and heart disease: "We've got this whole idea backwards. It's not saturated fat that's clogging our arteries. And in fact, if you look at it from the perspective of biochemistry.... when we eat a lot of sugar for example, it changes the consistency of our blood. It becomes quite "sticky", and we end up with issues with that. And the other problem is, we end up with a lot of "free calcium" in our body. And when we get a lot of that free calcium, when calcium isn't bound to something, it starts calcifying things. So you end up with calcium on your joints, which is arthritis. You get calcium in your gall bladder, which is gallstones. Kidney stones. Heart valves. Arteries. So it's a very complicated issue, but really it's not saturated fat that's the problem." On cholesterol: "The other big villain that they've talked about is cholesterol. Well interestingly, cholesterol heals. Cholesterol is not the bad guy. And in fact, when you're looking at 'good' cholesterol and 'bad' cholesterol, there's really no good and bad cholesterol. It's all cholesterol. One travels one way in the body. And in fact, the LDL and HDL is not cholesterol at all. It's a lipoprotein that carries cholesterol one way, or carries cbolesterol the other way, and that's how simple it is. So how can one be 'good' and one be 'bad?" "If we have damage in our arteries, then the cholesterol tries to heal that. Cholesterol is an amazing healer." ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 67 Quirky Cooking
My Health Record – What’s It All About? - A Quirky Journey Podcast #125
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode # of the A Quirky Journey podcast! A few years ago, the Australian government introduced “My Health Record”, a nation-wide health database which Australians could choose to be a part of. Australians will now be automatically opted into this system unless they choose to opt out before November 15th, 2018. Some feel there are data security risks with having a centralised system that contains your sensitive information. Today we are joined by journalist Kale Brock to discuss the pros and cons of this system, what it would mean to have your health record online, and why many are choosing to opt out. Kale Brock is an award nominated writer, producer and speaker. With a background in TV journalism, Kale has a special interest in health & wellbeing. His recently released documentary, The Gut Movie, investigates the human microbiome in a scientific and fun journey in which he travels to Namibia to live with The San tribe. Kale’s books, The Gut Healing Protocol ( https://kalebrock.com.au/guthealingprotocol?v=6cc98ba2045f )and The Art Of Probiotic Nutrition ( https://kalebrock.com.au/products/artofprobioticnutritionbook/?v=6cc98ba2045f ), have generated international acclaim. (More about Kale Brock here: https://kalebrock.com.au/about/?v=6cc98ba2045f ) Watch Kale Brock’s video discussing My Health Record here: https://kalebrock.com.au/my-health-record-why-im-opting-out/?v=6cc98ba2045f Follow Kale on * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kalesbroccoli/ * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kalesbroccoli/?hl=en * YouTube: https://bit.ly/2xZaYOe ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 62 Quirky Cooking
Regenerative Wisdom from the World's Most Famous Farmer - A Quirky Journey Podcast #94
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #94 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! GUEST INFORMATION: Joel Salatin calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson.  Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate. With a room full of debate trophies from high school and college days, fourteen published books, and a thriving multi-generational family farm, he draws on a lifetime of food, farming and fantasy to entertain and inspire audiences around the world.  He’s as comfortable moving cows in a pasture as addressing CEOs in a Wall Street business conference. He co-owns, with his family, Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia.  Featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc., the farm services more than 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets, and a farmers’ market with salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, and forestry products.  When he’s not on the road speaking, he’s at home on the farm, keeping the callouses on his hands and dirt under his fingernails, mentoring young people, inspiring visitors, and promoting local, regenerative food and farming systems. Salatin writes The Pastoralist column for Stockman Grass Farmer, granddaddy catalyst for the grass farming movement, and the Pitchfork Pulpit column for Mother Earth News, as well as numerous guest articles for ACRES USA and other publications.  A frequent guest on radio programs and podcasts targeting preppers, homesteaders, and foodies, Salatin’s practical, can-do solutions tied to passionate soliloquies for sustainability offer everyone food for thought and plans for action. Mixing mischievous humor with hard-hitting information, Salatin both entertains and moves people. Seldom using a power-point and often speaking from an outline scribbled in a yellow legal pad,  he depends on theatrics, style, and compelling content to hold attention and defend innovative positions.  The rare combination of prophet and practitioner makes him both a must-read and must-hear in a time desperate for integrity leadership and example. PODCAST DESCRIPTION: Joel is a personal hero of ours – he is a deeply intellectual, deeply spiritual human being and a beacon for light and sanity in this world that we are all trying to help heal. Joel is featured in Michael Pollan’s best-selling book, The Omnivore’s dilemma, where Pollan proposes Polyface Farms as the model farm for the future. Joel is considered a revolutionary in the agricultural world as he brings attention to the ability of animals to regenerate damaged land. Joel’s focus is on using nature to heal nature, and his farming practices produce large yields of food, which yes, surprisingly, has a net positive gain for the ecology. This completely obliterates the commonly held view that farming and in particular animal farming is damaging for the environment. Joel is the author of 13 books including “Folks, This Ain’t Normal”. NOTEWORTHY QUOTES: On the aliveness of soil and grazing animals: "The grazing animals actually secrete saliva, that acts as a stimulant to the grass as an emollient (has the quality of softening or soothing). That's why grazed grass always responds and grows back much quicker than mowed grass. Because the mowed grass doesn't have all these microbial fibres that are coming out of the pruning animal. The problem is, if you don't prune the biomass... Think about it like an orchard or vineyard. If a viticulturist or orchardist did not prune the apple trees or the grapevines, we would consider that orchadist or viticulturist negligent. Maybe we would consider him or her, not a good steward of their plants. And the same thing is true with the grasses. They go through the same cycle as the orchard trees or the vineyard. The pruning restarts their rapid growth." "What we want is to maintain the biomass at that rapid teenage growing stage as much as possible, and that is why the planet is full of herbivores... From elephants, to zebras, to reindeer, to moose, to kangaroo, to alpacas and llamas. If you look around the planet... why do we have all these herbivores? They are the pruners of this biomass, that keep this vegetative, photosynthetic cycle going to convert all of this solar energy into decomposable biomass." ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 150 Quirky Cooking
Healthy Feet with the Barefoot Podiatrist - A Quirky Journey Podcast #106
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #106 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! While the majority of the podiatry world is prescribing more foot and arch support in the form of supportive footwear or orthotics, Paul Thompson (known as The Barefoot Podiatrist) is taking almost the exact opposite approach. Giving the foot less support and using specific exercise and movement patterns allows for proper strength and postural development. This is a great episode that introduces the concept of barefoot or minimalist footwear and is especially important for those of us with children, or those who deal with their own foot and postural issues. In the intro, Fouad also gives us a little glimpse into his recent “Vision Quest” wilderness experience – nine days in the bush with no phone or technology, water fasting for four of those days, and taking some time out to rest, refocus and reset. What a beautiful experience! This will inspire you to put down your phone and get out in nature yourself, even if it’s only for a few hours! Useful Links: * Paul Thompson, The Barefoot Podiatrist: https://www.thebarefootmovement.com.au/ * Mother’s Day gift ideas from our Quirky Cooking online store: https://www.quirkycooking.com.au/shop * Jo and Fouad’s upcoming Life-Changing Food Events: https://www.quirkycooking.com.au/life-changing-events/ * The MINDD Forum which Jo and Isaac will be speaking at in May: https://mindd.org/mif18/ * Live Streaming of the MINDD Forum for those who want to watch from home: https://mindd.org/mif18-live-stream/ ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 276 Quirky Cooking
Organic and Low Tox Living - A Quirky Journey Podcast #18
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #18 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! We live in a toxic world, and most of us are suffering from some kind of toxic overload in our bodies. How can we eat and live in a way that reduces the toxins in our environment and bodies? What differences will it make if we can only make a few small changes? How do we even begin? Alexx Stuart is an expert at helping people to de-tox their homes and food, and her simple, practical approach to low-tox living is a breath of fresh air to overwhelmed mums all over the world. Not to mention, she has amazing recipes on her blog! Listen in as Leah and Jo pick Alexx’s brains and learn some tips for things you can do today to begin getting toxins out of your lives. We also talk about GMO foods, organic farming, knowing where your food comes from, getting back to real foods, simplifying your food and life, avoiding food waste, and much more. Alexx has a great ecourse to help with detoxing your life – find out more about it here on her website: http://courses.alexxstuart.com/low-tox-life-registration/ Useful Links: Video by Dr Vandana Shiva for the low down on GMOs, Planet on a Plate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swGJllTqbWU Organic Savings Tips http://alexxstuart.com/10-organic-saving-tips Redefining Treats http://alexxstuart.com/timetoredefinetreats Vague symptoms and endless searching http://alexxstuart.com/vague-symptoms-and-endless-searching Keep your cleaning toxin free with these 7 easy homemade cleaning products http://alexxstuart.com/keep-your-cleaning-toxin-free-with-these-7-easy-home-made-cleaning-products 100 ways to use your scraps and leftovers! http://alexxstuart.com/100waystouseyourscrapsandleftovers Mindful eating: http://alexxstuart.com/mindful-eating ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Bulk Cooking, Meal Planning and Freezer Meals - A Quirky Journey Podcast #116
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #116 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Ever feel like you can’t keep up with cooking healthy meals for your family because you’re just too busy? Enter Bek Freeman, a good friend of Jo’s who is an inspiration to all of us wanting to eat well, despite crazy busy lives! Bek is a teacher, has three young children, her husband works away a lot, and she has an illness which can debilitate her for hours when she’s really tired – so she really has to think ahead with the meals for her family. Her priority is her family’s health, and she has been on a mission to find ways to keep them all eating well, even on days when she doesn’t have the time or energy to do a lot of from-scratch cooking. Bek plans and prepares all the dinners for three months – (a whole school term!!) – on the school holidays, writing out meal plans and ingredients lists and packing her freezer with wholesome meals for the family. She shared photos of her holiday cook-up with Jo, and Jo shared them with the Quirky Cooking community ( https://business.facebook.com/quirkycooking/posts/1746594848727744 ), and the internet went crazy and questions came flooding in!! “How do you cook so much food in two days?? Don’t you get tired of frozen meals? How do you afford to do such a big cook-up? How do you store the food? How do you thaw and reheat it? Do you include fresh veggies in your daily meals, not just frozen? What kinds of meals do you freeze? Do you prep for school lunches? Can you share your meal plans and recipes? How do I get started with meal planning and bulk cooking?” In this episode, Bek shares her tips and secrets for successful meal planning and bulk cook-ups. And don’t worry, bulk prepping doesn’t mean you only eat ‘frozen, reheated food’ – and you don’t have to cook for three months – but having a meal plan and some basic meals in the freezer can really save you time, money and your sanity! Bek has recently started a Facebook group called Once a Term Cooking https://www.facebook.com/groups/433627790456694/ – if you’re interested in learning more, join the group! Or you can connect with Bek on Instragram at @rebekah_freeman_. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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A Quirky Recap with Isaac Whitton - A Quirky Journey Podcast #49
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #49 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! On his recent trip to Far North Queensland, Fouad had a chance to hang out with Jo’s family. In this episode, Fouad sits down for a chat with Isaac, Jo’s 14 year old son (who is even MORE quirky than Jo), and discusses how GAPS helped Isaac with his anxiety and what the last year has looked like for this young man on his journey of healing. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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GAPS - A Quirky Journey Podcast #100
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #100 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! GUEST INFORMATION: Dr Natasha is a medical doctor with two postgraduate degrees: Master of Medical Sciences in Neurology and Master of Medical Sciences in Human Nutrition. She is well known for developing the GAPS (Gut And Psychology Syndrome) protocol, which she described in her book Gut And Psychology Syndrome – Natural Treatment for Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression and Schizophrenia. Thousands of people around the world follow the highly successful GAPS Nutritional Protocol to help heal themselves and their families. You can learn about GAPS on www.gaps.me PODCAST DESCRIPTION: In this podcast Dr Natasha shares her story – how and why she developed the GAPS protocol, the influence of her medical training combined with the age-old traditions of nutritional healing that her Grandmother taught her growing up in Russia, and how these principles helped her autistic son and many, many more of the patients in her clinic and all over the world. The concept of nutritional healing using foods our bodies are biologically designed to eat has been part of traditional wisdom and cultures for thousands of years, but our society has wandered away from these basic principles and is now paying the price in the rapid rise of chronic illness. Dr Natasha speaks beautifully about the importance of returning to whole food traditions, and gives practical guidance in the ways to do this. Dr Natasha makes it clear that although basic biology dictates what foods our bodies need to heal and rebuild damaged cells and to rebalance our microbiome, our bodies are all different and there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to diet. We each need to adjust our diet to what is specifically needed for our own body and the season of life we are in. You can read more about Dr Natasha’s thoughts on the flexibility of healing foods in this article: One Man’s Meat is Another Man’s Poison. We’ve used GAPS for our own personal healing, and Dr Natasha is a personal hero of ours. We are delighted to bring this eye-opening and information packed podcast with such a world leader in health to you. NOTEWORTHY QUOTES: "Recent research has discovered that 90% of all cells in the human body, is in our gut flora. So our bodies are just a shell. 10%. A shell, a habitat for lots of microbes that live inside us. And I'm afraid that they're in charge, not us. They're very much in charge. They're reach is not just in the digestive system. They reach to every organ, every cell, every tissue in the body. No matter how far away that organ might be from the digestive system. The brain is far enough." "What happens when a child or adult has abnormal gut flora... First of all, they can't digest their food well. So they don't nourish their bodies very well, and as a result they have multiple nutritional deficiencies. At the same time, these pathogen microbes that take over the digestive system of the person, damages the integrity of the gut wall, making it porous and leaky, it becomes like a siv. So foods don't get a chance to be digested properly before they absorb. They absorb in a partially broken down form - maldigestion. And then the immune system finds them in the bloodstream and says, 'you're not food. I don't recognise you as food', and attacks them. It attaches various cells and various complexes to them... the undigested bit of food. Wherever they get you in the body they cause symptoms. And these are the symptoms of food allergy and intolerance." On fungi in the body: "We have our own mycorrhizal (fungi) in our gut. This mycorrhizal grows long protrusions. It goes right through the biofilm, because every microbe in the gut produces little excretions made out of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, making their own little home. Little walls and windows and doors. furniture and the rest of it. And that home is all mixed up. And what they form is this layer of mixed proteins and carbohydrates and fats, called biofilm. So they live in this biofilm. This biofilm coats the whole length of your digestive system, starting from your lips, all the way to the other end. This whole layer of biofilm is cut right through the mycorrhizol, by these fungal protrusions, fungal groups. And this is the roadwork in that biofilm for the soil inside us. Information is passed through this network. So fungi is absolutely fundamental to our gut flora. They are very important." ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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The Science Behind Allergies - A Quirky Journey Podcast #47
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #47 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Last time Dr Tabrizian was on our podcast, he completely stunned us with an episode that was so packed full of information that we just had to have him back. In this return episode, Dr T gets into the science behind allergies, intolerances, and food reactions – root causes, manifestation and treatment. This is another pure gold episode from Dr T and is a must listen for anyone dealing with allergies and intolerances. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Ferment For Good - Bubbling Away - A Quirky Journey Podcast #84
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #84 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Patience is a lost virtue, and fermentation is the art of patience. In a world of instant gratification, what can we learn from the slow art of fermentation? Today we speak to Sharon Flynn, founder of the beautiful Melbourne-based business, The Fermentary, and we delve into her beautiful cookbook, Ferment For Good, ancient foods for the modern gut. Sharon shares her life experience and wisdom on fermentation, putting into perspective the joy and benefit that is available to us by simply putting some vegetables in a jar and waiting for them to go sour. A great, heart-warming podcast for those of you who are in need of a gentle hug! The Fermentary details and online shop: http://www.thefermentary.com.au/ Solidteknics pans: Natural Aussie iron, non-toxic, non-stick, multi-generational and awesome! Go to http://quirkycooking.com.au/solid and use the code 10QCP to get 10% off your order. Weleda body products: Organic, biodynamic, non-toxic body products that feed your skin. Go to http://www.weleda.com.au/ and use the code quirkyjourney to get 15% off your order. Free postage if your order is over $90. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Twenty8 Essential Oils - A Quirky Journey Podcast #59
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #59 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Kim Morrison is a health and lifestyle educator, environmental health coach, author, aromatherapist and founder of Twenty8 Essentials chemical-free skincare and essential oils. Her explanation of how and why to use essential oils, and practical tips to simply get a personal care routine happening are invaluable. But this podcast is not only about essential oils and chemical free skincare. It’s also about life, and learning to care for yourself and your family through the good times and the bad times. Kim began studying nutrition and aromatherapy at 19, lived the celebrity life with her famous cricketer husband, and went on to write best-selling self-care and skincare books with a friend. Then suddenly, just as she was about to launch her own skincare brand, everything came crashing down. She shares how she and her husband worked through the hard times, and how the challenges changed her own focus, and the direction of her business. Kim became very passionate about helping women to challenge their potential, take responsibility for their own health and well-being, acknowledge their own strength and beauty, and take good care of themselves. In this day and age, we are often so busy running around taking care of everyone else and struggling to keep our heads above the water, that we neglect our own selves. Kim shares the importance of learning to nurture and nourish yourself, which in turn helps you to nurture and nourish those around you. A big thank you to Kim, who has generously offered to give our listeners some tools to help get started! ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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The Gut Movie - A Quirky Journey Podcast #96
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #96 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! GUEST INFORMATION: Kale Brock is an award nominated writer, producer and speaker. With a background in TV journalism, Kale has a passion for creative story telling with a special interest in health & wellbeing. His long awaited documentary, The Gut Movie, investigates the human microbiome in a scientific, quirky & fun journey in which he travels to Namibia to live with The San tribe. Kale’s books, The Gut Healing Protocol and The Art Of Probiotic Nutrition, have generated international acclaim. In 2016 for the article Gut Bacteria May Be The Key To Weight Loss Kale received the Bioceuticals Media Award (Runner up). He has worked as a TV presenter, a public speaker, health and exercise coach, personal development strategist, & is an inspiring and entertaining speaker. After overcoming his own serious health issues as a teenager using nutrition and lifestyle tools, Kale developed a passion for researching and sharing health information with the public, particularly within the area of probiotics and gut health. PODCAST DESCRIPTION: Kale Brock is back on the podcast to talk all about his documentary, The Gut Movie. In the Gut Movie, Kale travels to Namibia to live with the San tribe, a modern hunter gatherer tribe still living their traditional lifestyle in their natural environment. Kale monitors his microbiome before and after his one week stay with the San, living as they live, which produced some significant results. He also takes samples of the microbiome of some of the San tribesman to compare their microbiome to that of someone living in the West. Is there an "optimal" microbiome? Could "poo" be the future of medicine?? These are questions that Kale sets out to answer in this wonderful expression Here's what we discussed: - Kale's experience living with the San hunter gatherer tribe in Namibia - How the San tribe live - The importance of community - The importance of microbial diversity within our microbiome - The shift in Kale's microbiome after living with the San tribe Fecal microbiota transplants and reversing modern health conditions - Tips for looking after your microbiome and overall health while travelling - Lots more! NOTEWORTHY QUOTES: On microbial diversity of the San Tribe's microbiome vs Kale's microbiome: "Picture a chart, almost like a plot graph. To the left side of that graph we've got a low range of diversity. To the right hand side of the graph we've got a high range of diversity. When we tested the bushmen, they were coming up on the right side, so in the high area.  The lowest one was in the mid-high range. I was over in the low range, so scattered in amongst the high density of the average Australians, with their low microbial diversity. So when I went over there, after a week living with the San, we tested my microbiome and we brought that sample back. We found that I had actually shifted into a high range of diversity, only after 5 days of living with the San." "If we look at the fact that the microbiome adapts and shifts so rapidly, it would suggest that we have a huge variety of bacteria and microbes living in us all the time, but the density of those populations change very rapidly. So we're not exactly losing populations, we're actually shifting their numbers within the gastrointestinal tract. When you expand one population, another decreases. So it's this wonderful balance of shifting populations of this microbiota. When we interact with our local ecology, I think we encourage the bacteria that help us thrive in that environment, to prosper within our gastrointestinal tract." ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
Views: 304 Quirky Cooking
The Island Where People Forget To Die - Visiting Ikaria - A Quirky Journey Podcast #119
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #119 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! We are joined by the legendary Marcus Pearce, who has just come back from Ikaria, the island where people forget to die. Marcus was running a retreat in this special part of the world, to introduce people to the lifestyle and habits of some of the longest living people on Earth. In this episode, he shares some of the findings he came across on this recent trip. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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GAPS from a Kid’s Perspective: Isaac’s Journey so Far - A Quirky Journey Podcast #10
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #10 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! This week we have a very special guest – Jo’s son, Isaac, who is the main reason her family began GAPS. Isaac is 13 years old, and very eager to share his experiences with changing his diet and how it has helped him to heal and recover from severe OCD. Just six months ago, Isaac was so sick that he couldn’t feed himself, dress himself, or cope with everyday life. His fears, phobias and anxiety had totally crippled him. His family were also struggling to cope, and this led to many changes in the household, including the change of diet to a gut-healing diet, in an effort to clear the fog in Isaac’s brain and make it easier for him to cope. Listen to Isaac’s story as he tells how grateful he is that his mum made the decision to try GAPS, and what successes and struggles he’s had along the way. He also describes how GAPS has helped the rest of his family, and how his friends have helped and encouraged him through this difficult time. Isaac hopes that through his experiences, other kids will be willing to try GAPS if they need to, knowing it really does help and is totally worth the initial ‘pain’ of letting go of the foods you love. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Staying Healthy - A Quirky Journey Podcast #55
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #55 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Dr Igor Tabrizian has helped many families to reclaim their health, through his nutritional approach to medicine. In this episode we discuss his new book called, ‘Staying Healthy’ – a beautiful, easy to understand and very practical book designed to start you on your journey to good health. Dr Igor also discusses ways that people on special diets like vegetarian, low salicylate, and low FODMAPS, can be sure to get the vitamins and minerals they need from their food. He talks about his recovery from chronic fatigue, and how learning to listen to our innate cravings for good food can help us to heal. ‘Staying Healthy’ will be available from Thermomix in Australia very soon. You can find many others of Dr Igor’s books on Amazon, and learn more about his work on his website, http://www.nutritionreviewservice.com.au. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Calming the Chaos - Supporting Kids with ADD, ADHD & Anxiety - A Quirky Journey Podcast #132
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #132 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Sharon Collon of The Functional Family is passionate about supporting families with special needs. She loves to share step by step, practical strategies and solutions to improve your daily life and routine, helping to reduce the stress and overwhelm that parents of special needs kids are often dealing with. Over the past ten years she has researched and tested these strategies in her own family, teaching her children the skills they need for life, and helping many other families she has come into contact with. She is big on life hacks that really work, and big on getting results to get your family to a place where you have time for adventure, laughter and joy! Sharon's online course, Calming the Chaos, offers life changing strategies to parents who have a child or children with ADD, ADHD or anxiety. This course offers practical information about how to structure the home to assist the whole family. It tackles everything from organising your home, creating routines and systems, becoming your childs’ advocate, and transitioning your child from activities, to creating joy in your home. Everything that you need to survive and thrive as a parent of a child with special needs. We are shaping future adults. Right now it might be a child who has trouble brushing their teeth and getting ready, but in the future it could be the adult who can't get to work on time. It's so important to teach them the skills now, so they can grow up to be functional, happy and well-adjusted adults. Useful Links: The Functional Family website: https://www.thefunctionalfamily.com/ Calming the Chaos course: https://www.thefunctionalfamily.com/join Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thefunctionalfamily Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefunctionalfamily/ ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Hope for Health – Reawakening Indigenous Health- A Quirky Journey Podcast #122
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #122 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Earlier this year, Jo and Fouad were excited to connect with Dr Kama Trudgen and Tim Trudgen of Hope for Health and learn about the important work they are doing with the Yolngu people in Arnhem Land, a remote part of the Northern Territory of Australia. In this podcast they interview Kama about the story of the Yolngu people, and how Hope for Health is helping to reawaken their health and wellbeing by combining traditional practice with modern approaches to health. For thousands of years the Yolngu of East Arnhem Land had thrived, enjoying a vibrant and self-reliant culture. However, in just 50 years their diet has changed so dramatically that they now face a significantly reduced life expectancy due to a resulting epidemic of chronic disease. But there is hope. Through the development of this Indigenous-driven, diet and lifestyle program, the community is seeing transformational changes. By blending traditional Yolngu culture with experiential nutritional education and an integrative approach to medicine a movement within the community has been created. We welcome you to join us in supporting this pioneering program empowering the Yolngu people. Jo and Fouad will be joining Hope for Health on their next retreat as volunteers, managing the kitchen and cooking nourishing food for the attendees and workers. Hope for Health depends on donations and community support for these retreats, so if you’d like to do your bit to help, please see links below. Thank you!! Useful Links: Learn more about Hope for Health: https://www.hopeforhealth.com.au/ Join Hope for Health on this journey by becoming a regular monthly sponsor or making a one off donation: https://www.hopeforhealth.com.au/donate Follow their journey on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ourhopeforhealth , Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ourhopeforhealth/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/OurHope4Health – and please share with your friends! ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Natural Approaches for Special Needs Children - A Quirky Journey Podcast #13
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #13 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! This week Jo and Leah are joined by Kristen Morrison, to talk about natural approaches for special needs children. Kristen was a fashion designer when her third child was unexpectedly born with Down syndrome, and so began a dramatic change of focus to natural therapies and alternative interventions to help him achieve his best. Through exhaustive research, natural treatments and home-based therapy, Kristen’s son’s health and development results astounded her family and health professionals alike. In 2010, Kristen published her book – Naturally Better – which imparts a wealth of knowledge to the wider community, now providing hope and strategies to families worldwide. Kristen is the Co-Founder of Grow Foundation which helps parents access alternative therapies for their children with neurological conditions. She is the founder of www.NaturallyBetterKids.com and www.StreetOrganics.com and she blogs at www.kristenmorrison.me You can contact Kristen at: kristen @ naturallybetterkids.com www.GrowFoundationForKids.org.au ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Homeschooling: How and Why we Educate our Kids at Home - A Quirky Journey Podcast #11
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #11 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to educate your kids at home? Are you wondering what would make a family decide to homeschool? Do you have questions about the benefits to the kids and the family overall? Find out why both Jo and Leah felt they didn’t fit ‘the system’, and what made them decide to home educate their brood of youngsters. Learn about: – The various styles of home education, and what it looks like in Jo and Leah’s homes – The resources available and what they use – Registration within Australia – The socialization aspect of homeschooling – Why they chose this for their families’ needs – The importance of support and community – How they cope as homeschooling parents, and how they get everything done – How to encourage a love of learning in your children Useful links: Homeschool Australia: http://homeschoolaustralia.com The Home Education Unit, Qld Government: http://education.qld.gov.au/parents/home-education/home-ed-unit.html Distance Ed style homeschooling through ACHS: http://www.achs.edu.au/ Sydney Home Education Network: http://shen.org.au/ ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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SIBO: All Your Questions Answered - A Quirky Journey Podcast #93
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #93 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! GUEST INFORMATION: Lynda Griparic is a Naturopath, Nutritionist, Writer and Yoga teacher with over 16 years of experience in the health industry. Lynda specialises in digestive health, namely SIBO and constipation. She has extensive experience in running healthy, effective and sustainable bowel care programs and has expertise in investigating and treating the underlying causes of gut disturbance. Lynda has an intense interest in poo and she’s also the creator of the delicious BetterMe Tea a tea designed to promote improved gut health and digestion - assisting those who struggle with constipation and sluggish bowel movements to go to the bathroom with ease. Find Lynda at: http://www.lyndagriparic.com/ PODCAST DESCRIPTION: SIBO is the acronym for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, which is essentially an excess of bacteria within the small intestine. Although a healthy digestive system contains bacteria throughout, majority of these microbes should remain in the large intestine. SIBO seems to have become more prevalent these days and has been commonly found that those with IBS or Celiac Disease, also have SIBO. In this conversation with Sydney-based Naturopath, Lynda Griparic, we discuss all you need to know about SIBO. Here's what we covered: - What is SIBO? - The biology of the human digestive tract - Symptoms of SIBO - How IBS and SIBO can show up with the same symptoms - Testing for SIBO - Prevention and treatment for SIBO - How one can get SIBO - Medication that affects gut health - Dietary interventions for SIBO - Much more! NOTEWORTHY QUOTES: "SIBO is when normal bacteria relocate from the large intestine into the small intestine. In the small intestine we're not supposed to have a lot of bacteria. They're mostly supposed to be in the large intestine. And so, when they relocate to the small intestine, for various reasons, it can cause a whole host of problems. So these bacteria, they feed off particular foods and they cause gas. And that gas, that hydrogen and methane gas, predominantly cause a whole host of issues for the host (person). Digestive issues, that we would normally see with IBS (irritable bowl syndrome), like constipation, or diarrhoea, belching, reflux, bloating especially after fibrous food. Even things like restless legs and systemic symptoms.... so leaky gut, food intolerances and more." "It's vary rare that I find someone (a patient) that I suspect doesn't have more than just SIBO. SIBO is a secondary condition. Often there are other things going on. It's a process of peeling back the layers of an onion. I often start with (addressing) gut health." ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Gut Healing,Detoxing& How it Feels to go Through Die-Off Phase of GAPS-A Quirky Journey Podcast #5
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #5 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! For most people, it’s a bit scary to think of moving away from your usual way of eating to a gut-healing diet like GAPS, and one of the scariest things is the thought of the de-toxing and die-off symptoms that you’ll go through. So how does it feel to go through the die-off phase of GAPS? What kinds of foods were we eating before we started GAPS, and what happened when we switched to gut-healing foods? What happens when your body begins to change over from feeding on sugars, to using fats for fuel? In this episode, Leah’s husband Mark joins the show to share his experiences of the first couple of weeks of GAPS, and explains from a scientific viewpoint what the body is going through during this time of change. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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MovNat Natural Fitness - A Quirky Journey Podcast #67
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #67 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! This week Jo and Fouad talk to Matt Rutley about the importance of natural movement and fitness. Matt is a human movement specialist and adaptability coach. He is the owner, founder and head coach of Stage 6 Health & Fitness in Nundah, Australia’s first dedicated natural movement facility. He has been coaching various sports and martial arts since since 2010, both in Australia and the U.S. and is the MovNat Team Instructor for Australia and the Pacific Rim. Matt has always had a gift for learning and picking up new things. Growing up on a farm in the Australian bush, physical competence, efficiency and adaptability were all a part of Matt’s daily existence. His father taught him and his brothers much about bush craft, carpentry, survival, hunting, tracking, butchery and blacksmithing. He credits this early education in natural movement and adaptability to his success as a coach, a semi professional rugby athlete, a fighter, a craftsman, artist and even a Protection Bullfighter. His passion now is using natural movement as a way to help people unlock their own adaptive and creative potential. Learn more about natural movement and fitness here: http://www.stage6fitness.com.au/ ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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All Your Water & Water Filter Questions Answered! - A Quirky Journey Podcast #64
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #64 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! What’s the best water to drink? What should you look for in a good water filter? Which is better – reverse osmosis, distilled, alkalised, rain water, spring water… ? Does your head spin when you try to work out the answers to these questions? This week Jo chats with Kate Waterson of zazen Water about all things water and filters! Jo gets questions every week in her chat groups about water filters, and how to go about improving water quality for drinking and showering, so she gathered the questions together and asked the expert. Kate is a nutritionist and a manager-partner of zazen Water – a business focused on improving water for our children, and bringing better health to our communities through an improved water supply. Listen in and find the answers to these questions and more: – What health benefits are there to drinking pure, mineralised water? – What should you look for in a water filter? – How important is it to remove chlorine and fluoride? – What are the benefits of alkalising your water and adding back in the minerals lost through filtration? – What’s the most affordable water filter for a family? Can you get good results from just using a Brita jug? – Is a reverse osmosis filter the best option? – What about rain water, spring water, distilled water and tank water? Which ones need to be filtered and which don’t? Do they need to be remineralised? – Why is it so important to filter not only drinking water, but also shower water? – What’s some good options for those renting or travelling? – How can my child’s school learn more about getting free water filters for the school? A very helpful interview that will give you the answers you need. Kate has generously offered a discount on water filters to our listeners! Go to http://www.zazenalkalinewater.com.au and enter the coupon code QCWATER15 to receive 10% off your order. (the discount has changed from 15% to 10% off). ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Treating MS and Autoimmune with LDN - A Quirky Journey Podcast #80
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #80 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Fouad is back from his trip overseas to Singapore and Lebanon and he and Jo have a good catch up, discussing everything from Fouad’s food experiences overseas, the struggle to eat organic whole foods when living in a city, food security, and the rise of diabetes in Singapore… to Jo’s recent experiences at the Gluten Free Expo in Melbourne and her thoughts on the difference between eating a ‘free from’ diet and a ‘healing, whole food’ diet. They then move on to the main subject of the podcast, where they discuss the fascinating topic of low dose naltrexone (LDN) – a medication being used effectively to treat a large variety of chronic illnesses around the world. Very few people have heard of this potentially life-saving drug. Jo and Fouad interview Linda Elsegood, the founder of the LDN research trust, who shares her incredible journey of recovering from paralysing Multiple Sclerosis to becoming the most vocal advocate for LDN education. Linda is also the author of The LDN Book: https://www.ldnresearchtrust.org/ldn-book This is an eye-opening podcast for anyone struggling with autoimmune issues or chronic illness. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Lifestyle Changes for Health and Wellbeing - A Quirky Journey Podcast #19
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #19 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Today Jo and Leah discuss their top tips for lifestyle changes for wellbeing. They share the small changes in their own lives that have helped them to move forward in their health journeys. Small, sustainable changes lead to bigger things. Something as small as what you eat for breakfast can start you off on a whole new direction. Listen in as they discuss: – achieving small steps before moving on to new challenges – changing directions as you learn more – the importance of a support network and community – teaching others through your failings and successes ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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Healing with GAPS When You Can’t Tolerate Many Foods- A Quirky Journey Podcast #71
 
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www.quirkycooking.com.au Welcome to episode #71 of the A Quirky Journey podcast! Salicylate intolerance. Amine intolerance. Anaphylaxis. Sensory processing disorder. FPIES. Eosinophilic oesophagitis. Candida. Parasites. Mary’s son had them all. And Mary was so stressed out at the thought of having to resolve each and every one of those issues individually that she gave up and did nothing. Because how do you even start to fix all that?? But then her son nearly died in hospital, and their GAPS journey began… and lo and behold when his gut healed, ALL of these issues went away. So how do you heal the gut when the food intolerances and allergies are so overwhelming that it seems impossible to even eat the most basic foods recommended for gut healing? Mary broke it down for us in this talk at our recent Life-Changing Food Gut Health Retreat - http://www.quirkycooking.com.au/life-changing-food-gut-health-retreat/ -, and we just had to share it with you all. “But I have the MTHFR gene mutation!” Then heal the gut. “But I’m depressed!” Heal the gut. “My son has anaphylaxis!” Heal the gut. Focus focus focus on that, and everything else comes right, says Mary. Mary has helped many, many families move forward in their quest for healing. Her approach is motherly, loving and encouraging, with plenty of humour, and now and then a bit of a kick up the backside… you just can’t help sitting up and listening when she speaks! You can learn more about Mary Kelly on her website, www.goodmoodfood.net.au. ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF LISTENING: You can also listen in on The Wellness Couch here: www.thewellnesscouch.com/aqj The show is also available on podcast apps and on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-quirky-journey/id950934505 Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave us a comment at the bottom of this video. We'd love to know what you think!
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