In this podcast episode I interview Melinda King about her stress management program Crazy 2 Calm, stress management techniques and nutrition for stress. We also chat about her recent New York trip where she explored healthy restaurants, attended a seminar by Gabby Bernstein, Spirit Junkie and generally had a good time.
Melinda is a University qualified Naturopath with a passion for stress management and good health. She practices at at the Terra Madre Wellness Clinic in Northcote, Victoria, focusing on treating anxiety, digestive complaints and women’s health with diet, herbal medicine and counselling.
0:55 A bit about Melinda and her personal health journey and how she got into Naturopathy.
6:23 What has Melinda been getting up to lately? She discusses her New York trip and her mission to find healthy places to eat while there.
12:18 Melinda talks about her experience attending the Gabby Bernstein – Spirit Junkie seminar.
15:54 How Melinda developed the ideas for her Crazy 2 Calm program with a ‘Think Week’ in Bali.
18:26 A bit more about the Crazy 2 Calm program
19:44 Step 1- Unwind
20:26 Step 2 – Nourish
20:52 Step 3 – Breathe
21:12 Step 4 – Accept
21:34 Step 5 – Surrender
22:19 Step 6 – Slow
22:45 Step 7 – Refresh
23:03 Step 8 – Connect
23:22 Step 9 – Love
24:00 Step 10 – Create
27:40 Some of the effects stress can have on our health, in particular the way stress affects our nervous system balance which can impede digestion, hormone health, skin health and more.
31:30 The importance of addressing stress as the root cause of ill health
33:06 The ability to heal from injuries and illnesses is affected by stress
33:41 What do you do when you’re too time poor to meditate?
34:42 the 4:2, 6:2 breath as a quick and easy way to pull out of sympathetic nervous system dominance
35:55 How to deal with negative/draining people.
37:19 How to pull yourself out of a bad day.
41:52 Affirmations to get through a bad day and when you feel pressured to be a certain way.
43:50 Why you should set your happiness around gratitude rather than goal achievement
46:55 Stress busting diet
48:51 The importance of blood sugar control for stable mood
50:50 Balanced blood sugar levels for stronger willpower to reduce emotional eating
52:15 Getting on top of the basics: Sleep, stress, whole food diet.
56:08 Our favourite calming herbs
59:28 How to connect with us