Another amazing episode with Rebecca Hall from Fitgenes but this time the discussion looks at the AMY 1 gene test which determines how many copies of the AMY 1 gene you have. Variations within the AMY 1 gene influence how well your body can breakdown and process starch, meaning that some people can tolerate carbohydrates better than others. The AMY 1 gene has evolved in humans to have an increased number of copies with the average human having 6 copies but able to have up to 20 with a very high number not necessarily a positive thing due to a high level of sugar in the mouth. Approximately 10% of the Australian population has a number greater than 9 which indicates they will have better glycemic control than low AMY 1 individuals on a similar diet. A low AMY 1 copy number indicates: a reduced amount of enzyme in the saliva needed to break down starch, a reduced tolerance of high starch diets, a greater risk or predisposition to obesity, reduced glycemic control and increased risk for metabolic abnormalities. Listen as Carolyn shares her own results, revealing a very low number 2 AMY 1 genes which is another piece in the jigsaw puzzle of her own health journey.
An inspirational health journey supported by an incredible positive mindset and internal drive to overcome many health obstacles and challenges. The amazing Wellness Entrepreneur: Katie Wyatt shares her personal story in this delightful interview. Drawing on an inner strength and resilience to use her incredible marketing and networking skills to support her own business growth and advising others at all stages of their own business ventures. Listen in as Katie talks in detail about her health journey, how she loves to inspire and motivate others, the incredible changes that have taken place in her life over the past twelve months and how she is now headlining her name and talents in the Wellness sphere. It was a pleasure to speak with Katie Wyatt and l hope you enjoy the interview.
Episode two in Carolyn's organic shopping adventure covers buying the organic vegetables online. What is a food host? What types of boxes are there to buy? Why is she just buying veggies and not fruit? Is it better than the Farm Gate experience which was discussed in episode 22? How much does it cost to buy organic veggies? What about feeding a family? All of these topics are discussed and more as Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach Carolyn Gray shares her own Wellness journey. For Carolyn it is about Paleo, Food as Medicine, clean eating, whole foods and home cooking. This is her journey and it is one step at a time to move as far away from the SAD diet as possible.
A follow up episode with Wellness Mentor Daniella Hogarth who previously discussed her recovery from Post Natal Depression (Ep. 6). In this episode we explore the topics of Plant Based Paleo and Intuitive Living, both of which are supportive of Daniella's own wellness journey and are sure to inspire those of you who are looking to incorporate these elements in your life.
Plant Based Paleo: What does this look like on a day to day basis?
Intuitive Living: Energy Medicine, Reiki, Essential Oils, finding the answers from within
Bonus Topic: Making your own Sanitary Napkins and how to be budget orientated in this area plus some other amazing tips for everyday thriftiness.
An overall wonderful interview with the gorgeous Daniella Hogarth. Benefit from her wisdom and inspiration by listening to this informative and personal discussion.
Carolyn reviews this amazing book on mindfulness written by Dr Stephen McKenzie and Dr Craig Hassed. A treasure trove of quotes, insight and reflective tools that will support your mindfulness practice and wellness journey. There are some very helpful chapters on topics such as Anxiety, Depression, Dementia and Cancer to name a few. This is a wonderful book for those wanting to live a more mindful life, to understand what mindfulness is and to appreciate that at the core is a mindful approach to living each and every day.
The organic shopping adventure! Carolyn goes on a drive to find organic vegetables and fruit. Venturing to the outskirts of suburban Melbourne on a gorgeous sunny morning for an adventure into Farm Gate shopping. Listen as Carolyn details her purchases and reasoning behind them, what the experience was like and how this activity will feature in her family life in the future. It's about reducing the toxins, budgeting, eating whole foods, paleo, food as medicine, mindful eating and S.L.O.W.
An in depth discussion about the role of treats, snacks, desserts and drinks in a whole foods based diet. Avoid the perils of being a sugar burner and reduce your carbohydrate intake with these handy tips. Base your food intake on whole foods, with a mindful approach to eating the much loved and desired Paleo treats. Carolyn reflects on the past 2.5 years as she has transitioned from the SAD diet to a clean eating Paleo intake and the challenges of lowering her sugar intake. This episode looks at the sugars in healthy foods and how these can be addictive and hard to resist. Mindful eating and living is at the core of maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding many of the modern illnesses ravaging society today. Carolyn's health journey continues with the realisation that sugars such as honey are sometimes foods and shouldn't be part of her everyday diet. Carolyn reviews the healthy drink options and the role of whole foods based snacks in a Food as Medicine approach.