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Mar 27, 2016

Life has its ups and downs and a way many of us try to alleviate the downs is through the incidental use of sugar. For some of us it might be a chocolate bar or for me it used to be ice cream – mmm, sweet delicious ice cream. But then I got smart and turned to healthier options like fruit juice, but uh oh, that has nearly thesame amount of sugar as a can of coca cola, over 6 teaspoons! Ok, what about a Yoghurt Sesame snap (I used to love those snacks)? No way - that has more sugar than a two serve of tim tams, over 4 teaspoons!! Now here’s one for you parents out there that I saw at my son’s daycare; Yoplait Petit squeezie for 6mths+ containing healthy calcium for bone growth. Shockingly it has over 2 teaspoons of added sugar. This is when I knew something needs to be done to educate us and that is exactly why I interviewed world renowned actor, director and self experimenter of the award winning documentary “That Sugar Film”, Damon Gameau. In this episode of TheEdTalks Damon sheds some light on the sticky world of sugar and how his self experimentation almost caused irreversible damage to his body and what we can do to try and reverse some of the seriously damaging and energy draining side effects of having excess refined sugar in our diets.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How the love for a partner can change your health destiny
  • How many equivalent teaspoons of sugar people are consuming per day - very alarmingly
  • How many teaspoons of added sugar is recommended for optimal health
  • Five key sugars found in nature
  • What is fructose and why it is so damaging to our bodies
  • Why regular consumption of fruit juice can cause serious health issues
  • A way to improve your life if you have Type 2 diabetes
  • If fatty liver disease can be reversed
  • How to reduce your sugar consumption
  • What are the best replacements fir refined sugar
  • How clever marketing is used to confuse us about sugar and health risks
  • 3 tips to Feel Energized Again and be healthy and happy

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for The Ed Talks at no extra cost to you.

Quote of the day:

The ground work of all happiness is good health - Leigh Hunt.

Music:

Intro song “1975” by Josh Kirsch
Outro song “The Sugar Blues” by Eddie Donato

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Mar 20, 2016

In this episode of TheEdTalks we continue along a little series on superfoods; the foods that stand out because of their nutrient density, healing properties and energising effects. In the last Energy Boost episode 14 we have covered the truly incredible food Spirulina which you can read more about here.

Today we are going to cover a so called superfood that I’ve heard a lot about in regards to energy, but something I'm yet to try - Cordyceps sinensis which are medicinal mushrooms. These funky looking club shaped fungi, that look like something out of a sci fi movie, are found in the wild sprouting from the body of caterpillars which ultimately results in the caterpillar's death. Traditionally they're found in the high mountainous regions of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan however various cultivations are now occurring in other parts of the world. In the podcast I go into more detail of the reported benefits of Cordyceps sinensis and why the penalty of death became of anyone other than the Chinese royal family if found using them.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What are Cordyceps sinensis
  • What are polysaccharides and how they are linked to our energy
  • 6 claimed benefits of Cordyceps sinensis
  • Conflicting information surrounding Cordyceps
  • Reported benefits of other supplements consumed in conjunction with Cordyceps

Items mentioned in this episode include:

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Mar 13, 2016

Mindfulness is about learning to be ‘present in the moment’. For me that happens when I catch a wave surfing – my mind doesn’t have all the regular background noise such as, "I have to do this and I have to do that" or "Why is she angry with me" etc, etc. Looking up at the clouds or watching my son play can also take methere. The flip side is driving somewhere and arriving at your destination and not being able to recall anything about the drive – some people refer to this as mindlessness!! And it happens to me often. My mind will be so busy that I didn’t notice any of the journey; the buildings or trees I passed or worryingly the pedestrians and cars!

For most of us, how to be a mindful parent whilst trying to do all the other tasks we need to accomplish in our day can seem like another overwhelm in our life. But as ‘Buddhism for Mothers’ author Sarah Napthali explains in this episode of TheEdtalks, it doesn’t have to be an overwhelm at all.

I really love that Sarah’s approach is refreshingly honest and free from any preaching, acknowledging that you will have cranky days and unforeseen emergencies that challenge the most blissed out of meditators. The aim though is to try. She shares small easy steps we can take each day to be mindful and describes how that will enrich your life and that of your children and partner.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Sarah's definition of Buddhism
  • What is Mindfulness and how can it help us
  • A simple approach to better deal with household flare ups
  • How to stop comparing yourself to others
  • How to rise above our anger
  • Simple ways for fitting meditation into your life
  • An easy approach for resolving problems and exploitation
  • How to bring love back into busy parents' lives
  • 3 stress free ways to build Buddhism into your busy life
  • How close Sarah is to enlightenment - trust me, this will be refreshing news for you!

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for The Ed Talks at no extra cost to you.

Additional Resources Recommended by Sarah:

  • A short talk on self-compassion by Kristin Neff

 

 

 

Quote of the day:

Don’t worry about mistakes. There are none.

Music:

Intro song “Lagos 2030 AD” by Otis McDonald
Outro song “Song in Sea” by Aquaman's Lab

Help Spread the Word!

Thanks for listening to this episode of The Ed Talks. What are some of the reasons stopping you from incorporating Mindfulness into your life? Share your thoughts with us.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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Mar 6, 2016

In this episode of TheEdTalks, which is a little longer than usual, I begin a little series on superfoods. The importance of superfoods becomes apparent when you realise that most of us are dealing with so many stressors in our modern day lives such as environmental toxins, relationship stress, work stress, mental stress; all using up vital nutrients in our body. Being able to top up every now and then with foods that stand out because of their nutrient density, healing properties and energizing effects seems like a good thing to me.

A food that truly deserves the title of superfood is the cyanobacterium, often referred to as a blue green micro algae, called spirulina. This may well be the most nutrient dense food on the planet, coupled with an amazing array of scientifically observed health benefits that assist you to ward off disease, feel healthier and live a longer and more energized life. But, be warned that you need to be very cautious and do your research before choosing your supplier to reduce possible contaminants which I go into detail in the podcast.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What are superfoods
  • Why are superfoods important
  • Some of the ancient cultures who consumed Spirulina
  • 12 reasons why spirulina can supercharge your energy and wellbeing
  • Why spirulina is one of the best forms of plant protein you can get
  • Why gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is an important omega 6 fatty acid (polyunsaturated fatty acid)
  • What does spirulina and human breast milk have in common
  • Why whole food supplements may be superior to man made supplements
  • Why spirulina may extend your lifespan
  • Why spirulina is NOT a good source of Vitamin B12 for our bodies
  • The rare pigment in contained in spirulina and its link to new stem cells
  • How spirulina might allow our body to convert sunlight directly into ATP (the chemical that provides energy for our body) just like a plant!
  • Why spirulina may be beneficial for radiation therapy and how it can destroy cancer cells
  • How spirulina may help reduce the risk of cataracts and other eye degeneration illnesses
  • How spirulina can promote weight loss and reduce liver fat
  • Why you should consider spirulina if you suffer with allergies
  • The dangers to look out for when purchasing spirulina
  • Possible side effects of consuming spirulina.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Help Spread the Word!

Thanks for listening to this episode of TheEdTalks. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place. Please use this AMAZON LINK when purchasing items online. It means we get a small commission (and you pay NO EXTRA) helping us pay for the podcast.

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