Susan returns from Austin, Texas where she spent last weekend at the Paleo FX conference. In this week’s show she shares her experiences at the conference and tells us her favorite take aways.
You have questions and we have answers! On this week’s edition of the Evolved Recovery Show we cover these questions:
- What meal tracking software do you use or like?
- What do eat when you go to a party or potluck?
- I’m trying out the eating strategies you recommend but my husband, kids etc. won’t go along with it. What should I do?
I was sober for three years when I got pregnant the first time. I was also on mental health medications that I didn’t feel safe taking during pregnancy so I weaned off of them. They had never worked well anyway because I was wrongly diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Instead of seeking out better help and finding the right medications and right diagnosis, I demonized mental health medication and vowed never to use it again. I ended up letting go of my sobriety a year later and white knuckling through the ups and downs of my diseases (mental health and addiction) for the next decade.
I spent years trying every natural concoction for mental health. Juicing, smoothies, supplements, yoga, herbs, and some wild berry from some rain forest that claimed to be the cure all. There was no end to the lengths I would go to feel sane as long as it was “natural.” Every time I hoped the next thing would be the thing that would fix me, but it never did. I just ended up having severe mood swings.
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.
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.
Healthy movement is one of the keys to healthy living. This week we break down simple steps to get you started. Be sure to check out our easy video tutorial Easy Bodyweight Exercises.
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We made a video for you!! In this episode, we discuss one of the most important relationships you will ever have…your relationship with food. As addicts and alcoholics, we tend to use food to self-medicate and over complicate things. Learn strategies to prevent this and improve your relationship with food.
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ― Bruce Lee
The old me was nothing like water. I fought everything I came into contact with whether I was in active addiction or just a dry drunk. The drug I loved most -sober or not- was control. Self will run riot to the extreme. My anger and control wreaked so much havoc in my life that I ended up laying in a hospital bed dying in 2010. That was one of the many bottoms that would lead me to a way of life with tools to become more like water. Continue reading Be Like Water…
This week’s episode is part two of a three-part nutrition series. Last week we busted food myths and this week we discuss the foods to mostly avoid for optimal health. Next week in our final part of the nutrition series we’ll discuss the foods to eat.