In this week’s show, Alexx chats to Nick Ritar after promising to bring him back again to discuss bees. If you were never really interested in bees before, trust us when we say you will well and truly fall in love with them, as well as understanding what you can do to protect them.
Nick’s positive attitude and gentle way of helping people make shifts in understanding and appreciation of nature, makes us excited to protect our bees, rather than wrapped in all the doom and gloom of “the bees are dying”. Nick shares many ways we can protect these amazing little nature ninjas into the future, starting from our every day.
Enjoy this heartfelt window into what a bee lover sees and you never know – you may well become one yourself!
There’s a lot of stress around exercise and there need not be. Alexx has brought Alex Fergus PT & Health coach to top executives back on the show (remember their sleep chat last year?)
Alex’s down to earth nature and relaxed attitude will have you understanding the importance of exercise, sure, but how little one needs to to to get big returns as well as tips to incorporate movement throughout the day that doesn’t need to be in the form of a ‘focused class’.
If you want to learn about the effectiveness of exercise and getting bang for your buck, this show will be perfect for you.
Dr Gina Martins and Dr Evan Sgamotta are wonderful holistic practitioners that I’ve invited on the show to discuss not only the field of Chiropractic and to give you a better understanding of its breadth, but also one of its star components – Neuro Emotional Technique.
NET is a mind-body technique that uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress. NET is a tool that can help improve many behavioral and physical conditions and the examples they give during our chat will definitely highlight the potential for its power in keeping your emotional / physiological responses in check, clearing tensions and blocks when they build up.
What do the mouth and sleep have to do with each other? Well, it turns out one heck of a lot.
Dr Ron Ehrlich, a holistic dentist talks us through the many ways that our oral health can affect our sleep. As Ron says, to treat just the mouth is crazy, when it’s attached to a whole body.
Grab a paper and pen to make notes for this amazing show lifting the lid on sleep through the lens of the holistic dental profession.
In this show Alexx chats to Sustainable Salons Australia co-founder Paul Frasca about his incredible, community building business, recycling as much as 95% of the hair salon’s waste and turning it into some seriously useful things.
We talk about just how much wastage there is in the hair industry, what the various waste items can actually be recycled for, how he’s set the business up and where to next.
It’s an inspiring chat with a guy who instead of leaving his industry to ‘do something more sustainable’ decided to stay right where he was and make HIS industry more sustainable.
Sea vegetables to save the world. In this episode, Alexx chats to Dr Pia Weinberg. Winberg has a PhD in marine ecology from the University of Wollongong. She now heads a company, Venus Shell Systems, which is working to take the science of marine biological systems and apply it commercially by creating a new Australian aquaculture industry: the sustainable growing and farming of seaweed and algae.
They talk about the sustainability potential of responsible sea vegetable farming, the nutritional benefits, the fish industry in general, prawn farming and much, much more.
In this show, Alexx chats to counsellor and TRE therapist Sharon Mullan.
If you’ve not heard of TRE before, basically it’s a series of exercises that enable a tremor to develop in your legs, then onto your upper body and arms. It is proving to be an incredible way for the body to release trauma and tension and in the chat they discuss how it came about, the science behind it as well as the science that continues to emerge, who it can be of help to, and how it can become a tool for the rest of our lives.
Permaculture is a term that people feel they understand but when we dive right in there, it means so very much more than having a compost and growing veggies with sustainability in mind.
Nick shares with Alexx how he came to found Milkwood permaculture and shares the breadth of what permaculture design actually covers. There are so many little nuggets of wisdom to take away from this chat to help you think about your beautiful life in the context of how we design it and what we can learn to do the best by people and plan that we can.
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In this show, Alexx invites Brodie Welch, Chinese Medicine practitioner and self-care strategist to return on the show and discuss the Horary cycle and the many things we can do to support a healthy cycle with yin and yang energy, optimising digestive fire, liver health, sugar balance and even tackling travel and shift work situations.
It’s a show packed with information to take you deeper in understanding Chinese medicine philosophy for a strong, z body and perfect if you’ve always wanted to know how to optimise the basics like food, elimination, sleep, digestion and Qi life force.
In this heartfelt personal chat, Alexx discovers Billabong Retreat founder Paul Von Bergen’s deeply personal motivations for creating a retreat as well as the rather big learning curves he experienced along his way to a less ‘ego and stuff’ driven life.
Paul, now a meditation and yoga teacher, was once an ad exec attracting children towards smoking. Paul shares beautiful wisdom to help us all, as he calls it, sprinkle meditation throughout our day along with his favourite breathing exercise to generate true calm (it happens to be Alexx’s favourite too!)
Check out the show notes over at https://www.lowtoxlife.com/podcast/