Burnout or Trauma exploring the commonalities

Burnout or Trauma exploring the commonalities

If you suffer from exhaustion, lack of motivation, brain fog, depression and/or anxiety and difficulty sleeping… do you know why? Might it be due to a past major trauma in your life or even multiple smaller traumas. Or could it be due to chronic, long term stress, constantly “juggling too many plates in the air” all at the one time, too many people depending on you and an ever growing to do list. While trauma and burnout are two separate conditions, arising from very different events and/or triggers. They can present similarly and if they continue long term…. both will end up with the same host of multi system physiological symptoms. If you’d like to understand more about how burnout and trauma are similar and different… read the transcript below or watch this video

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Compare and Contrast Burnout and Trauma

In our fast-paced world Burnout and Trauma are two prevalent and often misunderstood conditions, but what exactly are the similarities and the differences for these two experiences?

What is Burnout

Burnout is a state of chronic stress and exhaustion, typically resulting from prolonged exposure to demanding life circumstances, feeling out of control, having never ending to do lists, and not being able to say no to others.

What is Trauma

On the other hand trauma is is an emotional response to a distressing or disturbing event which may result in lasting psychological and physiological effects. “Big T” trauma generally has moments of acute dysfunction uh often precipitated by a trigger that somehow relates back to the original event causing the trauma. It can cause panic attacks and when it’s prolonged it can create a more constant and generalized neurological maladaptation with physiological as well as psychological effects more similar to burnout.

Burnout is more Generalized

Burnout is a generalized phenomenon creating neurological maladaptation affecting the way that we react to the whole world around us every day, all day. There was generally no specific triggers instead you could, for example, feel an overreaction or more jumpy to pretty much all situations.

Common Symptoms of both Burnout and Trauma

While burnout and Trauma can share some common symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, difficulty making decisions, lack of motivation, even digestive, immune, and hormonal issues.

Different Causes

They arise from a different underlying cause.

Burnout is often characterized by feelings of cynicism, detachment, and a sense of ineffectivenes,s or a lack of accomplishment. As it progresses it will begin to morph into overwhelm and real deep exhaustion. And affect all bodily symptom systems.

Trauma on the other hand may manifest as intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, hypervigilance, and avoidance behaviors.

One key difference between Burnout and Trauma is the nature of the the stressor itself.

Burnout typically arises from chronic stress or general life demands whereas trauma is often a result of a specific traumatic event such as abuse or violence, being in a war situation, or a natural disaster.\

So HOW are the Similar?

But despite these differences both Burnout and Trauma can have a profound effect on an individual’s well-being and quality of life. (Long term, both create a neurological maladaptation and system wide physiological symptoms).

Treatment Approach

It’s essential to recognize the signs and seek support as soon as you notice them.

Treatment approaches for Burnout and Trauma may vary but both need to involve: therapy of some description; self-care practices; lifestyle changes; and building resilience – using techniques to help us to cope with everyday stresses as they occur.

Key Take Away

So whether you’re experiencing burnout or trauma, remember that you’re not alone! And learning to prioritize your self-care, asking for help, saying no more often – these all important steps to take to allow your mind and your body to heal and to recover.

If you’d like to learn more, download my free E-guide “understanding rushing: the syndrome of a modern lifestyle”

That’s it for today. What was your biggest takeaway? Are there any bits that have you saying that’s me?

If so pop them in the chat, I’d really love to know!

Thank you so much for watching, I really hope you enjoyed it. Please like, comment, and share!

and as always, and in health, by for now

So while Burnout and Trauma are conditions create from different events. It is beenfical to understand that they have many common elements and especially over the long term, can manifest very similarly. Not only do they present in many similar ways, the basic components required to treat and support those suffering with either condition are the same. The very same lifestyle changes, personal bountaries and health changes, resilience techniques and nervous system support work are required and whilest the inner workings of therapy may be different (as it should be for each individual anyway), therapy is a beneficial part of the healing process in both conditions.  I hope it is evident that there are in fact many similarities and common aspects present in burnout and trauma. And I cannot overstate the importance of seeking help and making some simple, yet powerful changes. 

About Blossoming Me

BlossomingMe offers a fully integrated approach to your wellbeing. Located on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. Sarah is our Cranio-sacral and Remedial Massage Therapist and health and lifestyle coach. She can help relieve those problematic knots, tightness and other specific ailments to promote a healthy recovery. These complementary massage therapies can be combined to suit your needs, and include: craniosacral therapy, shiatsu, acupressure, reiki, remedial, swedish, and body-mind-massage. 

Our qualified Osteopath, Alexis, offers a drug free, minimally invasive, “hands on” treatment focusing on the musculoskeletal system with its associated muscles, tendons, ligaments, membranes, bones and joints. Alexis takes a functional approach. This means that she focuses on the way a component (body part, tissue or group of tissues) performs its role, as well as the way the body works, performs and integrates as a whole. Our team can support you to improve your posture and therefore your overall health.

**Disclaimer** The information provided by BlossomingMe, on our website, in our courses, and in our blogs and posts, is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided on this site and social outlets is not, nor intended to be, a substitute for profess

ional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health professional before you make any changes to your health regime, before dealing with new symptoms, and, if something you have read here has raised any questions or concerns regarding your situation.

Are Tight Hip Flexors Causing Your Lower Back Pain?

Are Tight Hip Flexors Causing Your Lower Back Pain?

Do you have weak glute muscles? Are your hip flexors tight?

They may be causing your lower back to work overtime, creating your back pain.

In this video, I cover 3 things:

✅ 3 ways your glutes and hip flexors may be causing your lower back pain

✅ How similar pain may occur from even a seemingly small fall. Potentially leading to trauma, and your lower back pain.

✅ 2 simple things that you can do to ease your lower back pain.

 

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Hi there. Have you ever had lower back pain? You know, when you can barely get out of bed, you can barely move in the morning, without being in absolute agony?

 

Hello, and welcome. I’m Sarah gowans from BlossomingMe. Here were a sanctuary where you can come, to tap in to and to nurture your journey to health well-being, and a positive mindset. To clear the stresses stopping you from living your most fulfilling life. 

 

Today I’m going to share with you some tips from a conversation that I recently had with a client. This client was in distress, and serious lower back pain. She had just had a fall, and landed on her hip, on her left hip. She was lucky enough not to break any bones but the fall did cause direct trauma to various parts of her body, including her lower back. The impact of the ground left bruises, muscle strains, and ligament sprains, in the lumber spine and around her pelvis, in particular. Ss well as, of course, a great deal of shock. 

 

It was when I gently worked the front of her pelvis though, that surprised her the most. It made made her gasp in pain and surprise. Until she started to feel the gentle release that we were creating. So I explained to her about where her lower back pain was actually coming from. The pain resulting from the postural imbalance. 

fall injury - pain in lower back and whole body

Postural Imbalance:

The tight hip flexors that pull the pelvis forward, causing an anterior tilt to the front. This misalignment of the pelvis can lead to an increased curvature of your lower back, the lumber area. Placing strain on those muscles and ligaments. Over time, that can create chronic lower back pain. 

 

Restricted Movement: 

The tight hip flexes can limit the range of motion in your hips, so the ability to move. That can affect how you move. It can affect how you carry yourself, your body. The lower back muscles, they can compensate. So they can be working extra hard. Taking on more of the workload, during such activities like walking, running, lifting. Even turning, to get out of bed. And that can fatigue your muscles. Further increasing their stress, and the pain in the lower back.

 

Weak Glute Muscles:

Tight hip flexors can create that, by inhibiting their action, their ability to activate. Particularly the gluteus maximus. This is an important stabiliser in your pelvis and spine. See when the glutes are weak, they can inhibit your hip flexors. And that can often happen when you’re in trauma, and of course all of that can  potentially lead to a great deal of lower back pain. 

 

Traumatic Injury:

The traumatic injury itself, the fall, can cause a traumatic injury to various parts of the body. Including, but not only, your lower back. So the impact with the ground or with an object if that’s what’s involved, can bruise, [cause] muscles strain, sprain ligaments. It can cause fractures. In this instance it didn’t. But that can result in injuries, and pain in the lower back, as well as other are areas of the body, because we’re all connected. We’re a whole being, all interconnected. And that can cause a whiplash kind of effect. 

 

Whiplash Effect:

In some falls, especially those involving sudden changes in momentum, in direction of our body, it can undergo a whiplash like motion. And this can cause strains and sprains with muscles, and ligaments, and joints. And that can further lead to lower back pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. But it’s not just the the lower back this abrupt movement may affect. Our whole body, because it’s all interconnected. So, potentially jolting our arms, our legs, our head, and neck, our rib cage. All at the same time. It [our body] can collapse into a whole heap, and that can affect everywhere, [our whole body].

Take A Breath

 

2 Things You Can Do:

So remember, if you do have a fall, of course, ice is the first thing you want to do. To reduce the swelling, you want to put ice on at the time of the event.

 

Breathing Exercises:

But afterwards, breathing exercises can help to calm the nervous system and reduce any shock.

Simple things, like putting your hand on your belly, and your heart. Doing a simple 4-7-8 breath.

So, in for four – 1, 2, 3, 4. Hold for seven – 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. And gently out – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Gently in – 2, 3, 4.

As you’re doing this, feel the air expanding your lungs and into your belly. That will help bring you gently back into your body, and calm your nervous system. 

 

The Pelvic Tilt:

Tight hip flexes can be released through stretching and strengthening exercises, and bodywork therapies. And they can also help to release the lower back pain and prevent its reoccurrence. As well as also helping to settle your nervous system, reduce any trauma, or release any trauma stuck within it.

The pelvic tilt is one of my favorite exercises, where you have your hands on both hips and you have your knees slightly bent. And you gently move your move your butt, basically underneath you, and back out. Again back out, [tuck in] underneath you, and back out again, underneath you, and back out again. 

So you can see, when you have a fall, or any other issue, it’s not just the lower back that is affected. Of course, when you have a fall, it can be everywhere that is affected by that whiplash effect. But the front of the hips can be directly connected to the pain that you feeling the lower back. 

So remember to work that area too. Gently if you are in pain. You don’t want to exacerbate it. Remember to be gentle.

If you found value in today’s video, please like and share it. Next time join us at BlossomingMe, and The Healthy Learning Lounge, to find out more about the things that you can do, to help you be more have more, and give more.

From my heart to yours.

Namaste

Sarah xx

 

ps. To help you even more I’ve written a series of Cheat Sheets, to help you better recognise, understand and reduce YOUR “Signs of Chronic Stress and Small-t Trauma” NOW.

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Trauma is a word that often evokes images of shattered souls, broken spirits, and irreparable damage. It’s a term often loaded with misconceptions, misunderstandings and fear. Yet beneath this rough exterior lies a profound truth. Trauma is not solely a tale of tragedy, or a mark of weakness. It’s also the res it’s also a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. The strength within in each and every one of us. 

Hello and welcome I’m Sarah Gowans from BlossomingMe and The Healthy Learning Lounge. Here where a sanctuary where you can come and tap in, to nurture your journey to health, well-being. and a positive mindset. To clear the stresses stopping you from living your most fulfilling life.

Today I want to talk to you about something that affects all of us in one way or another. Trauma. It’s a word that carries weight. That conjures images of struggle and pain. When you think about someone experiencing trauma, incidents such as violent physical or sexual assault or a terrible car accident might come to mind. But there are other subtler forms of trauma that can impact our body, our relationships, and our life. “Small-T” trauma, often called emotional trauma. It’s often minimized and overlooked. We might think we’ve gotten over some emotional pain, that we’ve simply buried deep inside, and not fully dealt with. A breakup, or being passed over for a promotion at work, or even a simple but negative childhood experience, can cause these kinds of trauma.

Not Just A Burden To Bear

But what if I told you that trauma isn’t just a burden to bear, but a testament to our resilience? A symbol of our innate strength, as human beings. Firstly let’s dispel a common misconception. Trauma is not a dysfunction or a disability that we acquire. It’s an adaptation that we activate. It’s a survival mechanism, designed to keep us safe. A way for us to physically and emotionally cope with the most challenging of circumstances. Empowering us to emerge stronger, on the other side. 

In our journey through life, we inevitably face moments that shake us to the core. Experiences that leave indelible marks on our hearts and our souls. These moments are what we commonly refer to as trauma. But, contrary to popular belief, trauma is not actually an event. Trauma is our body’s innate response, or more accurately our nervous systems response, to an event. Usually a dangerous or distressing event, or series of events. Triggering our ability to fight, flight, or freeze. This enables us to endure, persevere, and ultimately survive, whatever the situation is. 

Reveals Our Resilience, Growth, and Beauty, Within

If we were to shift our perspective to view trauma, not as a symbol of weakness, but as a beacon of strength. What if if we could consider that trauma is not a flaw in our design, but a feature of our humanity? Because perhaps most importantly trauma is not a curse or burden to bear. It’s not a strain on our soul or a prison which we can’t escape from. Trauma is [also] the key to our liberation, opening the doors of our self-awareness. Empowering us to break free from the chains of our past, to reclaim our own narrative, and rewrite our own story. It’s a flame shining a light on our triumphs and challenges, to reveal our resilience, growth, and beauty, within our imperfect humanness. It can fuel our passion towards our purpose, with unwavering determination. To rise above our circumstances, to overcome adversity, and to reach our full potential.

In the end, the truth about trauma is this it’s not a label. It’s an evolutionary adaptation. It’s a survival manual, our ancestors wrote, in the language of stress and resilience. It empowers us to emerge from the ashes of despair. Reborn with new found resilience.

So let’s start to reframe the narrative around trauma. Let’s recognise it for what it truly is. Not a curse, but a challenge. Not a weakness, but a source of [inner] strength. Let’s embrace our experiences, our scars, and our triumphs, and let them guide us towards a future filled with hope, healing, and resilience.

Thank you for joining us today at the healthy learning lounge. If you found value in today’s video, please like and share it, and join us next time at BlossomingMe and The Healthy Learning Lounge to help you fuel your hope, healing, and resilience. 

From my heart to yours.

Namaste

Sarah xx

 

ps. To help you even more I’ve written a series of Cheat Sheets, to help you better recognise, understand and reduce YOUR “Signs of Chronic Stress and Small-t Trauma” NOW.

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So, last time we talked about what happens when our body gets stuck in that fight, flight, freeze mode; and why so often, that results in persistent, and recurrent physical pain.

 

Empower Our Body’s Natural Healing Ability

Today I want to share with you some more ideas about how we can step out of that fight, flight, freeze mode, into our para-sympathetic nervous system. Out of our sympathetic and into our para-sympathetic nervous system. Where we can be relaxed, and we can empower our body’s natural healing ability.

When we relax our muscles, we can ease the tension out of our body. That can enable us to be more flexible, and move more freely, easily, and comfortably. It can enable the pain itself to be reduced, and the inflammation as well.

Enables Our Long-term Repair and Healing Mechanisms to be Switched On

That may in turn lower our nervous system sensitivity and the cycle of pain that we’ve been stuck in. It can improve the blood flow through our whole body, which can bring healing power of the parasympathetic nervous system. Activating that can help the body then, to allow our long-term repair and healing mechanisms to function. And enables them to be switched on. Enhancing obviously, our healing process and helping our body to recover faster, and better.

Reduce Our Pain Sensitivity

At the same time, [this can] reduce our pain sensitivity, on a neurological level. As we spoke about last time. The same highways, the pain highways that have been getting really, really strong. As we switch into the parasympathetic nervous system, these ones get stronger. The (neurological) highways get built, and because we are using the pathways along in this direction, (strengthening our para-sympathetic response) more than our sympathetic system. Those ones start to erode. They become like a back road, rather than a highway. And then they can reduce even further, and become like a dirt road. So it’s really not being used. And what is being used, is our para-sympathetic nervous system. Of course, what’s being focused on is our para-sympathetic nervous system, so that we are enabling that rest-and-digest, or that rest-and-repair mode to be activated more. 

Tap into emotions

That can enable our pain sensitivity to be lowered. And it enables us to tap into emotions, like peace of mind, and like contentment. And that can help to decrease our experience and our perception of pain, simply because we are focused in a more positive mindset.

That strengthens our peace of mind and releases us from the pain cycle.

Thank you for joining me here again today, in the Healthy Learning Lounge environment.

If you did get value out of today’s video, please like it, and share it with your friends.

And join us next time as we share hints and tips to help you nurture your journey to health, to well-being, and to a positive mindset.

Namaste.

Sarah xx

 

ps. To help you even more I’ve written a series of Cheat Sheets, to help you better recognise, understand and reduce YOUR “Signs of Chronic Stress and Small-t Trauma” NOW.

Would you like a copy?

Author: Sarah Gowans

About Blossoming Me

BlossomingMe offers a fully integrated approach to your wellbeing. Located on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. Sarah is our Cranio-sacral and Remedial Massage Therapist and health and lifestyle coach. She can help relieve those problematic knots, tightness and other specific ailments to promote a healthy recovery. These complementary massage therapies can be combined to suit your needs, and include: craniosacral therapy, shiatsu, acupressure, reiki, remedial, swedish, and body-mind-massage. 

Our qualified Osteopath, Alexis, offers a drug free, minimally invasive, “hands on” treatment focusing on the musculoskeletal system with its associated muscles, tendons, ligaments, membranes, bones and joints. Alexis takes a functional approach. This means that she focuses on the way a component (body part, tissue or group of tissues) performs its role, as well as the way the body works, performs and integrates as a whole. Our team can support you to improve your posture and therefore your overall health.

Hungry for more?

Check out our other blogs; send us a question, so we can create content that YOU want to know about… and if you’d like to delve into some of our other topics and talks that may be of interest to you, click here for our recent talks and blogs.

**Disclaimer** The information provided by BlossomingMe, on our website, in our courses, and in our blogs and posts, is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided on this site and social outlets is not, nor intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health professional before you make any changes to your health regime, before dealing with new symptoms, and, if something you have read here has raised any questions or concerns regarding your situation.
Dysregulated Sympathetic Nervous System & Persistent Pain

Dysregulated Sympathetic Nervous System & Persistent Pain

In this video about persistent pain & the sympathetic nervous system, I cover 3 things:

✅  What happens when our body gets stuck in fight, flight, freeze mode? When the sympathetic part of our nervous system is “stuck on”.

✅  Why does this often cause persistent and recurrent pain?

✅ What is the pain cycle?

 

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Why does this so often result in persistent, recurrent physical pain, and other health issues?

Hello and welcome. I’m Sarah Gowans from BlossomingMe and the Healthy Learning Lounge. Here we are a sanctuary where you can come to nurture your journey to health, wellbeing, and to a positive mindset. To clear the stresses stopping you from living your most fulfilling life. 

What happens in the system to cause this recurrent pain is across multiple levels. See when our body gets stuck in the fight, flight, freeze mode, the sympathetic part of our nervous system, our muscles get tight, and constricted, and they stay that way. If we’re in that mode for a prolonged period of time, that can lead to stiffness and restricted movement. And when it’s prolonged it can also increase our perception of the pain that we feel. So we perceive that pain even more acutely, more intensely, and more persistently. It can even feel like our nerves are stuck, as well as our muscles.

restricted blood flow and increased inflammation

Inflammation and persistent pain

That whole process can lead to inflammation. When our muscles get tight and restricted, that can reduce the blood flow. When that happens blood is restricted and can’t move very well through our body. That can also lead to inflammation. That can increase the sensitivity of our nerves and our whole nervous system. Inflammation can also re-trigger the whole pain cycle. Setting the whole thing off again. Leaving us in agonising pain, at times.

Impact on Healing

That can impair and reduce our ability and efficiency to heal, because everything is too tight. It’s restricted, and the healing cells, things like white blood cells, can’t get to where they’re needed to be. That slows things down. Delaying our recovery from injuries and potentially further increasing our sensitivity to pain, as well as how long we feel that pain for.

Nerve Pathways and the sympathetic nervous system

When we’re stuck in this fight, flight, freeze mode, that can have a neurological effect as well. The next step in that pain cycle. So our neurological pathways can become stuck, just like our muscles can become stuck and stiff. So can our nerves. So that we keep travelling that same mental track, and that can turn our neurological pathways from pathways into really big strong highways of thought. Speeding us back towards the pain, again. This increases our pain sensitivity and as these highways get bigger and stronger, they get used more. And because they get used more, they get bigger and stronger. So it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. One that we really need to break, in order to step out of our sympathetic nervous system. That fight, flight, freeze mode. 

 

Central Nervous System

The next thing that happens in this cycle of pain, is that because these neurological highways are so well built now, they’re so strong, our central nervous system becomes hypersensitive to the pain signals. They can respond even when the stimulus is very low. Even to mild stimulus. And it’s not just the nerves in our brain, in our mind. It’s throughout our whole body, our whole nervous system. So it becomes then not just about fixing the injury itself. The tight neck, or the tight lower back muscles, or wherever your injury is. It’s about switching out of our sympathetic nervous system, and into the parasympathetic nervous system. Because while we’re stuck in that sympathetic fight, flight, freeze mode, of our nervous system, our pain-sensitising mechanisms are amplified. Going back to our neurological pathways, that can turn the pathways into highways even more so, with this persistent, recurrent nerve pathway activation. That will ensure that our pain is also felt recurrently, recurringly, and persistently. 

Psychological Factors

Psychological factors then, things like anxiety or fear, even the anticipation of pain, that can take us back into the activation of our sympathetic nervous system. Re-triggering again, that pain cycle. So even emotions, such as these, can increase our perception and our experience of the pain that we feel. 

The Pain Cycle

So the pain cycle then involves tight muscles, which increase our perception of the pain. This can lead to inflammation, which has a flow on effect on our blood flow. Reducing our blood flow then impedes our body’s ability to heal. Further, the pain cycle keeps us locked out of the parasympathetic nervous system. Also called our rest and digest mode, and the rest and repair mode of our nervous system. So when we’re stuck in this fight, fight, freeze mode, the sympathetic part of our nervous system, we’re locked out of this rest and repair mode. So the body is actually unable to prioritise healing itself. Further delaying our healing, and potentially increasing our recurrent pain issues. Making stepping out of our sympathetic nervous system into our parasympathetic nervous system, is fundamental, to help step us out of these recurrent pain issues.

So thank you for joining me here today, at BlossomingMe and the Healthy Learning Lounge. 

If you did find value in today’s video, please like it, and share it.

And join us next time, to find out what you can do if you’re feeling like you may be stuck in this fight, flight, freeze mode, of your nervous system.

Namaste.

Sarah xx

 

ps. To help you even more I’ve written a “Chronic Pain Guidebook”, to help you better understand and reduce YOUR chronic pain NOW.

Would you like a copy?

Author: Sarah Gowans

About Blossoming Me

BlossomingMe offers a fully integrated approach to your wellbeing. Located on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. Sarah is our Cranio-sacral and Remedial Massage Therapist and health and lifestyle coach. She can help relieve those problematic knots, tightness and other specific ailments to promote a healthy recovery. These complementary massage therapies can be combined to suit your needs, and include: craniosacral therapy, shiatsu, acupressure, reiki, remedial, swedish, and body-mind-massage. 

Our qualified Osteopath, Alexis, offers a drug free, minimally invasive, “hands on” treatment focusing on the musculoskeletal system with its associated muscles, tendons, ligaments, membranes, bones and joints. Alexis takes a functional approach. This means that she focuses on the way a component (body part, tissue or group of tissues) performs its role, as well as the way the body works, performs and integrates as a whole. Our team can support you to improve your posture and therefore your overall health.

Hungry for more?

Check out our other blogs; send us a question, so we can create content that YOU want to know about… and if you’d like to delve into some of our other topics and talks that may be of interest to you, click here for our recent talks and blogs.

**Disclaimer** The information provided by BlossomingMe, on our website, in our courses, and in our blogs and posts, is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided on this site and social outlets is not, nor intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health professional before you make any changes to your health regime, before dealing with new symptoms, and, if something you have read here has raised any questions or concerns regarding your situation.
Why Detox

Why Detox

It can be difficult to make sense of when and why a detox may help. If you want to regularly improve and optimise your health, then a detox could be useful. If you suffer from any digestive complains, brain fog, difficulty focusing, making decisions, mood fluctuations, or energy issues… then as part of your healing and support process, detoxificaiton could be key. If you’d like to learn more about why detox? continue to read, or watch the video

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If you’d like to improve your general health or if you have any issues with your gut… stay tuned as I talk about how a detox program specifically, can improve your gut health, digestive symptoms, reduce inflammation and boost your overall health and feeling of vitality.

Hi, I’m Alexis Weidland, osteopath at BlossomingMe. Last week I discussed some common pitfalls of detox programs and the week before, a little about how we might get to the point that we need to perform a detox, even though our bodies constantly detoxify. But how is it that a detox program can improve your digestion, your gut health and your health in general?

Let’s explore some of the potential benefits of a detox.

Supports Liver Function:

First and foremost, a good detox supports your body’s natural detoxification pathways, especially the liver. By optimizing liver function, you enhance your body’s ability to neutralize and eliminate toxins.

Clears Brain Fog:

If you have that constant cloud in your head and difficulty with memory, focus and decision making. Detoxification balances brain chemicals, reduces inflammation and brings your parasympathetic nervous system back into the forefront. Helping to clear the cobwebs from your mind, sharpening your focus and improving cognitive function. 

Promotes Weight Loss:

Are you struggling to shed stubborn belly fat? A detox can kickstart your weight loss journey by supporting metabolic processes, improving digestion, reducing stress and reducing inflammation. Once you provide the safe space for your body to properly process and remove those toxins, it no longer needs that fat in which those toxins were stored and is willing to let it go.Helping you remove weight sustainably, safely and even easily. 

Enhances Digestive Health:

Bid farewell to bloating and digestive discomfort!

By eliminating processed foods and foods that irritate your gut, a detox can soothe your digestive system, allow gut healing and balancing of the microbiome. Promoting better digestion and in doing so removing bloating, pressure, pain and indigestion.

Balances Hormones:

Hormonal imbalances wreak havoc on our health and mood. Fortunately, a detox can help rebalance your hormones by reducing inflammation and supporting correct communication and balance of the endocrine system, parasympathetic nervous system, microbes, and your brain. It also balances blood sugar levels and supports fat and sugar metabolism, further reducing inflammation and balancing your endocrine system.This leads to improved energy, better mood, clearer brain function, improved sleep and can even assist menstrual issues.

Boosts Energy Levels:

A detox can revitalize your energy levels by removing toxins that bog you down. As well as helping to balance your gut microbes, supporting your mitochondria, and reducing systemic inflammation. Leaving you thinking clearly, and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Boosts Immune Function:

Detoxification strengthens your immune system, supporting its function via healing the gut where 70% of your immune system functions, and balancing endocrine hormones. A stronger immune system makes you less susceptible to illness and infections and even an overactive immune system.

Improves Skin Health:

They say beauty starts from within, and it’s true! Without the nutrients for healthy skin, you can’t have that glow. And if your pores are clogged, well, they don’t look, feel or function as you want them to… Leaving you with dull, possibly uncomfortable skin. A detox can give you that coveted glow by nourishing from within, improving circulation, assisting with unclogging the pores, and reducing inflammation.

A Good Detox

Remember, detoxification is not just about restriction! It’s about nourishing your body with nutrient-rich foods and supporting its natural healing processes. A good detox won’t leave you feeling hungry!

So, whether you’re looking to kickstart a healthier lifestyle, overcome health challenges, or simply feel your best. Consider embarking on a detox journey. Your body will thank you!

How Do I Find Out More?

If you’re interested in learning more about how a detox can help you on your health journey, download my free e-guide Detox: a first step to a vital and energized You by clicking the link below.

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Which of those benefits excites you the most? Did it give you any aha moments? Or maybe you have a few questions? Please write them in the chat – I’d love to know where you are struggling most so that I can help you, answer questions and assist you on your journey… and see your improvements.

I love answering questions, to help YOU to be able to take control of your life and health and get the results you want

Thats all for now, so until next time and as always

In health

Bye for now

So if you have an injury, are healing, post operatively, have a chronic pain condition, or persistent inflammation it is worth trying the natural healing power of of curcumin . If you want to improve your general health, improve or protect your brain and heart or deal with chronic pain, curcumin could be your new best friend.

About Blossoming Me

BlossomingMe offers a fully integrated approach to your wellbeing. Located on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. Sarah is our Cranio-sacral and Remedial Massage Therapist and health and lifestyle coach. She can help relieve those problematic knots, tightness and other specific ailments to promote a healthy recovery. These complementary massage therapies can be combined to suit your needs, and include: craniosacral therapy, shiatsu, acupressure, reiki, remedial, swedish, and body-mind-massage. 

Our qualified Osteopath, Alexis, offers a drug free, minimally invasive, “hands on” treatment focusing on the musculoskeletal system with its associated muscles, tendons, ligaments, membranes, bones and joints. Alexis takes a functional approach. This means that she focuses on the way a component (body part, tissue or group of tissues) performs its role, as well as the way the body works, performs and integrates as a whole. Our team can support you to improve your posture and therefore your overall health.

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ional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health professional before you make any changes to your health regime, before dealing with new symptoms, and, if something you have read here has raised any questions or concerns regarding your situation.