When we consider mind, body and spirit together we can create a uniting force that will empower us on our journey to recovery. This week Dr Jason Wysocki joins Rebecca for a live podcast recording at 8 Hearts in Portland, Oregon. He talks about how the connection of mind, body and spirit working together can help with dealing with a chronic illness. They also discuss finding your own ‘normal’, acceptance, creating your community and the importance of self care.
In Episode 40 of The Healthy Gut Podcast, we discuss:
✓ Why it’s important to create awareness of your own health and wellbeing
✓ How to recognise your own perception of health and your ‘normal’
✓ Why accepting the grief you feel over your gut health is a positive move
✓ Creating a community of support to prevent isolation
✓ Not relying on just one practitioner, creating your ‘dream team’
✓ Taking a step at a time, accepting the time that your journey may take
✓ Prioritising your own health and wellbeing
✓ Having a holistic approach to your recovery
✓ How to use the 3 steps of radical acceptance – self validation, acceptance and non-judgement
✓ Why taking the big picture view of your journey can be useful
✓ Being mindful of your own symptoms
✓ How and why self-care is important
✓ Creating awareness of your own stressors and how to deal with your stress
✓ Taking time to look at what makes you spiritually fulfilled
✓ Why sometimes just talking can be a great medicine
Dr Jason Wysocki is a Naturopathic Physician and owner of 8 Hearts Health & Wellness in Portland, OR. He received his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine. Dr Wysocki has been involved in researching various natural interventions in the treatment of various digestive disorders, depression, and anxiety. He completed a one-year integrated internship for Pacific University’s Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic, as well as a one-year internship at the SIBO Center for Digestive Health with Dr Steven Sandberg-Lewis. He holds a BS in Theology and an MS in Counseling from Cairn University, working in various aspects of mental health for over 11 years. Dr Wysocki now specializes in Digestive Health, Mind-Body medicine, Men’s Health, and Physical Medicine including Structural Integration. More information about Dr Wysocki can be found at 8Hearts.org.
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Rebecca Coomes is an author, entrepreneur, passionate foodie and intrepid traveller. She transformed her health after a lifetime of chronic illness, and today guides others on their own path to wellness. She is the founder of The Healthy Gut, a platform where people can learn about gut health and how it is important for a healthy mind and body and coaches people on how to live well with SIBO. Rebecca is the author of the world’s first cookbooks for people treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and the host of the SIBO cooking show and The Healthy Gut podcast.