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.
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Darryl Edwards (The Fitness Explorer)
is the creator of the PRIMAL PLAY training system, and world-renowned as an expert, teacher and lecturer on the Paleo lifestyle. He’s a certified personal trainer and Paleo nutritionist holding a diverse range of certifications. Darryl combines his many influences from martial arts, parkour and dance to teach groups, conduct one-to-one training and virtual training sessions that focus on strength/conditioning, bodyweight exercises, Paleo nutrition and Play. He lives in London, England.
On this week’s show, we talk about how giving up the things that don’t serve us in health really isn’t about giving anything up at all. It’s actually about gaining so much more. Darryl gives us lots of tips of how we can work play into our lives to create a more childlike, stress-free existence.
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Susan and Kendall answer your questions in this week’s episode of Evolved Recovery.
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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.
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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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Welcome back to the Evolved Recovery show. This week it’s all about the sleep. Are you feeling like a crazed insomniac or just feel like you never get enough sleep?! This episode is for you. We want to help anyone who isn’t sleeping enough figure out how to get some serious Zzzzz’s. Check out the show and please leave us a review on iTunes! We would be so grateful. Please send your questions and topics to firstname.lastname@example.org Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, download the MP3, or use the player featured below.
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