This week we’re talking with James Gregory, known in the Ancestral Health world for his recipe sharing site Fastpaleo.com. James works as a Japanese interpreter and is an entrepreneur. After living a fast-paced, drug and alcohol addicted life for a time in Japan, he moved back to the states and got sober. In this episode James tells his story of recovery and discusses his path of sobriety. Read more about his “Ideas For Happiness” Jamesagregory.org.
We’re back with episode 10 this week discussing an article in the news that sent out a survey to study whether heavy drinkers are alcoholics.
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Susan’s article: Tips on Coping With Disappointment
No matter how far along you are in your sobriety, sometimes something seemingly inconsequential hits you like a ton of bricks – bringing back all that self-doubt you thought you’d left behind. Wham!
Recently, that happened to me and it brought up an important topic and feeling that a lot of us addicts and alcoholics have – the feeling that we don’t belong. For me, it started at a really young age; I remember feeling that I wasn’t part of the popular crowd in first grade. LOL, is there really a popular “crowd” in first grade?
This week we interview Dr. Paul Ralston who has been a chiropractor for over ten years and enjoys researching ancestral health. He has vast experience dealing with patients in recovery suffering from chronic pain. We talk about the chronic pain we’ve experienced ourselves and what our action has been to recover from it. Kendall discusses her current back surgery struggles and Susan talks about her year of chronic back pain. We also discuss the importance of a health and an anti-inflammatory diet to dealing with pain. We also talk about the best exercise for you.
After our recent podcast on Fitness Basics, we received a ton of requests for tips on how to do the bodyweight exercises. Luckily for you all, when Kendall was out in California for our epic work trip, we made this exercise video in Susan’s home gym. Continue reading Video: Easy Bodyweight Exercises
When we first get sober, exercise is usually the furthest thing from our mind. We just want to avoid picking up that next drink or drug. As addicts and alcoholics, we tend to overcomplicate things or see things as only black and white. Yes, really! After some time sober, we start to think, “Ugh…I need to start exercising!” In our heads, we procrastinate thinking we need a lot of money for a gym membership or equipment to get started. We picture a big box gym like 24-hour Fitness with rows and rows of cardio machines, big burly men pumping iron and machines that we can’t imagine how to use. We think we need to huff and puff, sweating profusely to make any different in our health or fitness level. We just don’t know where to start! So instead, we do nothing. And the exercise thing gets bigger and bigger in our head… Continue reading Add Walking to Your Sobriety Toolbox!