Get Up & Go Breakfast - Awareness Health - Wendy Christien

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Wendy is a wellness practitioner and an health coach at Intergrated Health Solutions and she helps us ensure we manage our bodies well, to get the best out of them.

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Wendy Christien - 10 June 2021 - Garlic: Good or Bad?

Raw garlic is thought to have the most health benefit, but encapsulated
versions are also beneficial.
Garlic can be used to help improve conditions related to the blood and
cardiovascular system such as cholesterol, blood pressure and artery health, as well as immune health.
Allicin is the chemical allicin produced by garlic which gives it its beneficial
Wendy digs into the way we enjoy garlic and it's many benefits, and warns us of the possibility that it's not for everyone...

Wendy Christien - 10 June 2021 - Myth #6 - Gluten Is Bad For Everyone

While gluten can be inflammatory, it is not bad for everyone.
People who have auto-immune diseases, inflammatory bowel conditions such as Celiac disease, or allergies to gluten should avoid gluten. People with various forms of irritable bowel syndrome would also benefit from following a gluten-free diet.
Wendy tells us what Gluten is and reminds us that there are many Gluten-Free food options that won't break the bank,

Wendy Christien - 3 June 2021 - Myth #5 - All Yogurt is Healthy

While this is true that yoghurt can be healthy, not all
yoghurt is equal.
Yoghurt is made by mixing dairy milk or cream with live bacterial cultures
which allow for it to ferment. In this process the natural milk sugars (lactose)
are consumed by the organisms in the culture and lactic acid is formed which
allow for it to thicken and curdle and gives yoghurt its distinctive flavor. Good quality, pure yoghurt is a good source of protein, calcium, and good bacteria for the digestive system, which, as part of a balanced diet, can improve a person’s digestive function and overall health.
The addition of sugar, artificial sweeteners, and processing makes some
yoghurts unhealthy.

Wendy Christien - 13 May 2021 - Myth #4 - You will get sick from being cold or going outside with wet hair

Infections such as bacteria and viruses cause colds and flu’s, not cold weather or getting cold. Respiratory infections are more prevalent in the cooler months, but we are more likely to get sick because we are closed inside with others and therefore exposed to more germs than because of the cold weather.

Wendy shares more on the lymphatic system, the immune system, food, supplements and movement that boost the body's defenses.

Wendy Christien - 29 April 2021 - Myth #1 - Eggs Are Bad For Your Heart

Health Myth No 1:

Eggs are bad for your heart and will raise cholesterol

Although eggs are a source of cholesterol, they will not increase your
cholesterol levels. Eggs, in fact are healthy fats. Cholesterol is more likely to be raised by unhealthy fats and sugars. Eggs are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which are actually good for you and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Cholesterol is not all bad. Likewise, not all fat is bad. Fat is not the enemy,
unhealthy fats, refined carbs and sugars are.

Wendy Christien - 22 April 2021 - Why We Sleep

Have you ever wondered why you can’t wake up in the morning, but seem to
come alive at night? Or why you wake up with the sparrows, but shut down
early at night?
Everyone has a 24-hour circadian rhythm with peaks and troughs in
wakefulness that differ considerably from person to person.
Wendy tells us more...

Wendy Christien - 15 April 2021 - Tests That Can Ensure Good Health

Many chronic diseases can be silent, and we may not have any particular
symptoms which is why it’s important to do some testing once or twice a year to check the status of our health. Blood tests should ideally be done by your doctor and you can request that they test specifics if they don’t routinely ask for them.
Wendy takes us through some of the tests you might need that can form a baseline to determine if any interventions may be necessary.

Wendy Christien - 8 April 2021 - Motivation

Many people want to make changes, but they don’t really want to necessarily put in the work it takes to make changes. We live in a quick-fix society where we typically want immediate, easy changes and instant gratification.
To bring about lasting change we must be willing to put in the effort and make changes at a rate that will work for us and keep us motivated.
This is a topic all of us can relate to, and Wendy steers us through it beautifully...

Wendy Christien - 1 April 2021 - Exercise 101

Exercise is not everyone’s favorite thing to do, but the benefits of exercise
impact multiple areas of our lives and we should therefore make every effort
to do the best we’re capable of doing.
Wendy walks us through the Why, What and How of getting movement into our lives, in the pursuit of better health and wellness.

Wendy Christien - 25 March 2021 - Effects Of A Sedentary Lifestyle

The bottom line is if we are not regularly physically active, we are leading
sedentary lives!
The minimum amount of activity any person should be engaging in is 150
minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise per week and 85 % of people are not doing this.
Wendy shares more and offers practical advice.

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