Cape Pulpit 729AM Get Up & Go Breakfast - Awareness Health - Wendy Christien

Get Up & Go Breakfast - Awareness Health - Wendy Christien

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.
Weekly English South Africa Health & Fitness · Christianity
178 Episodes
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Dr Wendy Christien - The Gastric Gut

This gut type arises from chronically poor digestive processes, the use of antacids, and the subsequent lack of absorption of nutrients which prevents the digestive system from sending nutrients to the organs. Many people with this gut type struggle with acid reflux, a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), bloating and…
22 Feb 11 min

Dr Wendy Christien - The Immune Gut

The immune gut can be triggered by the use of prescription medication, antibiotics, and the consumption of an inflammatory diet. Emotions such as disappointment, grief, and depression can also contribute to symptoms associated with this gut type.
15 Feb 11 min

Dr Wendy Christien - The Stressed Gut

Emotional stress combined with the overconsumption of sugar and carbohydrates stresses the adrenal and thyroid glands as well as the kidneys, resulting in gut permeability and a stressed gut.
8 Feb 13 min

Dr Wendy Christien - Candida Gut

This gut type is related to yeast overgrowth which can be caused by contraceptive pills, antibiotics, and other medications, or consuming a high sugar diet or foods that create “dampness” in the body such as bananas, wheat and gluten grains, and dairy products, especially cow’s milk. Chronic anxiety is also…
1 Feb 11 min

Dr Wendy Christien - Intro into Gut Types

Over the next 5 weeks Dr Wendy will look at each of the different gut types in detail. It is important to identify which digestive type most describes the problems that we experience with our guts if we want to be able to address the symptoms we experience and help…
25 Jan 12 min

Dr Wendy Christien - Small Changes for a Big 2024

Many of us believe that we need to make big changes to get any results, but making small, consistent changes can be far more beneficial in the long run. When we try to make drastic changes, it can often be too overwhelming, so we tend to run out of steam…
4 Jan 12 min

Dr Wendy Christien - Sleep Hygiene

Not everyone has a problem sleeping, but for those people who do, maybe some new practices nduring the day and leading up to bedtime could help. What is sleep hygiene?
28 Dec 2023 12 min

Dr Wendy Christien - Surviving the Christmas Table

The Christmas season can often be a time of overindulgence. We could all do with some reminders and tips on how to take great care of ourselves so that we can survive the Christmas table as best as we can without setting ourselves back too much.
21 Dec 2023 11 min

Dr Wendy Christien - Burnout

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion which is caused by excessive, prolonged stress. It occurs when there are constant demands that make you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained and unable to meet all that is required of daily life.
14 Dec 2023 10 min

Wendy Christien - Memory and forgetfulness

Like our bodies, our brains change as we age. Some of us can find that our memory recall and remembering new information can be more challenging than it was previously. It is important to differentiate between mild forgetfulness and cognitive decline that leads to more serious memory problems like dementia.
7 Dec 2023 11 min

Wendy Christien - Potassium

Potassium is a mineral that is important for the regulation of muscle contractions and nerve function, and it is also involved, along with sodium, in the regulation of our fluid balance. Every tissue in the body needs potassium so it is therefore an essential mineral.
16 Nov 2023 11 min

Wendy Christien - Kidney Health

Our kidneys are located just below our rib cage on either side of our spine. The function of the kidneys, which are bean-shaped and about the size of a fist, is to filter blood and remove waste products and acid via our urine. When the kidneys function well, about a…
9 Nov 2023 11 min

Wendy Christien - Toxic Mould Exposure

Exposure to chronic mould or mycotoxins can cause an inflammatory immune response in sensitive people. Mould-contaminated indoor spaces can negatively impact human health. An increase in upper and lower respiratory conditions is linked to chronic mould exposure. Mould spores can trigger the production of cytokines and chemokines, which mediate inflammatory…
2 Nov 2023 12 min

Wendy Christien - Salt Intake

Salt, otherwise known as sodium, is necessary in small quantities for our body functions. Salt helps for the conduction of nerve impulses, the contraction and relaxation of our muscles, and it plays a role in the fluid and mineral balance in our bodies. Too much salt intake can cause health…
26 Oct 2023 10 min

Wendy Christien - Spring Detox

Spring is a time of renewal and as the weather starts to get warmer it can be a good time to detox our bodies. Detoxification can help to alleviate the sluggishness that we can feel after eating too many comfort foods over the winter months and to help get our…
19 Oct 2023 12 min

Wendy Christien - Blood Pressure Part 2

Blood pressure is the term given to the pressure of the blood that pushes against the walls of our arteries as it circulates around our bodies. Last week Wendy focussed on High Blood Pressure. This week she looks at the various types of Low Blood Pressure
12 Oct 2023 10 min

Wendy Christien - Blood Pressure Part 1

Blood pressure is the term given to the pressure of the blood that pushes against the walls of our arteries as it circulates around our bodies. The arteries transport blood from our hearts to the rest of the body and this pressure can fluctuate throughout the day. When our blood…
5 Oct 2023 11 min

Wendy Christien - Heart Health

Our heart is a very important organ. It is a muscular organ about the size of a fist, located just behind and slightly left of the breastbone. The heart pumps blood through the network of arteries and veins called the cardiovascular system. If it stops or if something hinders its activity, we have a serious problem! What is helpful to heart…
28 Sep 2023 11 min

Wendy Christien - The importance of sleep

Sleep is important to keep our bodies well and healthy. Good quality sleep protects our mental health and physical health and has a profound impact on our quality of life. The way we feel while we're awake depends in part on what happens while we're sleeping. Many metabolic processes take…
21 Sep 2023 12 min
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