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State of Wellness Women's Summit - Empowering Women to create Positive Change

Posted on August 10, 2019 by Revitalize Lifestyle

The topic of wellness has been making the rounds as of late, and for good reason. With stress-related diseases on the rise along with other preventable chronic illnesses, incorporating a good wellness program is not only good for your employees but also good for business.  Business Events Geelong sits down with Revitalize Lifestyle’s Jo Surkitt to chat wellness and the launch of her wellness summit.

Why is workplace wellness important?

Having worked in corporate wellness for 20 years I have seen the enormous benefit health and wellness programs have had on the employees.  The key benefits I have seen are staff are more focused, inspired and motivated, they are able to manage their stress well, human resources notice a big decline in sick leave, injury and stress leave, staff are more productive, employee engagement improves, the emotional intelligence of both the managers and staff is stronger, leading to better resilience and self-regulation and less absenteeism and overall people are happier to come to work as they feel supported.  It’s a win/win for everyone in the organisation.’

The topic of wellness has become very trendy lately, why do you think that is?

According to the Global Wellness Institute,  the global wellness market grew to 4.2  trillion in 2017 from 3.36 trillion in 2013.  People are now more conscious about not only their physical health they are researching and engaging in activities that improve their emotional and mental health as well.  Workplaces and individuals are also noticing how food and stress can affect how they feel, act and behave.  Having more access to a large range of products and services has helped enhance the awareness and accessibility of choosing a healthier way to live which is fantastic ’

People are experiencing positive effects from eating healthy foods, exercising, practising meditation, being out in nature and engaging in self-care activities such as massage, seeing a naturopath, going to the gym, cycling or trying out new hobbies.  They realize we need time out from our busy, hectic schedules to recalibrate, heal and rejuvenate so we don’t get burnt out.

Tell us a little bit about the State of Wellness summit you’re launching

The summit has been established for women to learn new tools and strategies to create new sustainable habits in their busy lives that will allow them to live a joyful, balanced and healthy life.  Women will learn from experts in all areas of health, wellbeing and conscious living and also have the opportunity to meet likeminded people.  It’s like a Girl’s Day Out’ where they will leave with an abundance of ideas, strategies and products that will help them transform any part of their life.

Any parting words of advice?

Women will be inspired, educated and motivated to live their life to their full potential, at whatever stage of life they are at.

The State of Wellness and what can you expect to learn

Victoria’s inaugural State Of Wellness Women’s Summit will be held at GMHBA Stadium on Thursday, October 10th 2019.

The Summit aims to empower women to create sustainable positive change in their lives, bringing together the best of our region’s wellness and sustainable living experts to inspire, encourage and guide women to live a healthy, happy and successful life.

Women of all ages in all workplaces will hear from a curated range of keynote speakers, and engage in activities, a Positive Change expo and enjoy nutritious food throughout the one-day event.

This interactive day will cover a range of Workplace health and wellness topics that will inspire and motivate including:

  • Work-life balance
  • Combat Stress
  • Managing hormones
  • Food, healthy eating and nutrition
  • Career and personal goals
  • Increasing resilience
  • Enhancing creativity
  • Overcoming illness, trauma and life challenges
  • Enhancing your Emotional Intelligence

Details

State Of Wellness Women’s Summit

Thursday 10th October, 2019, at GMHBA Stadium

www.stateofwellness.com.au

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How to boost your immunity and reduce Sinus, Colds and Flu this Winter

Posted on July 15, 2019 by Revitalize Lifestyle

Here are some simple tools to help boost your immunity and reduce and clear congestion, not only during the winter months but great for the whole year.

The quick video includes a range of the following:

  • Shaking technique: 1-2 minutes in the morning
  • Drink warm lemon water, fresh lemon, ginger, turmeric and a shot of Fire Tonic in the morning
  • Gentle facial massage and tapping on the sinuses
  • Emotional side of Sinus and Congestion: Is the sinus infection coming from an emotional space. Sinuses are related to frustration, anger, resentment, irritation, repressing emotions, sorrow, unsure how to solve difficult problems, overanalysing, struggle to stand up for yourself, feeling worn out, pulled in many directions.
  • Ear Candling 1-2 times a year
  • Reflexology: Feet, hands and ears, worked remarkably for my Sinus in conjunction with Ear Candling
  • Lymphatic massage
Foods and how they affect our sinuses:
Reduce the Mucus Forming Foods

      1. Dairy
      2. Red Meat
      3. Wheat Products
      4. Gluten
      5. Eggs
      6. Bananas
      7. Cabbage
      8. Potatoes
      9. Corn and corn products
      10. Soy products
      11. Processed sugar products
      12. Coffee
      13. Tea
      14. Soft drinks
      15. Alcoholic beverages
    • Foods That Reduce Mucus so eat more of

      1. Salmon
      2. Tuna
      3. Sardines
      4. Flounder
      5. Pumpkin
      6. Pumpkin seeds
      7. Grapefruit
      8. Pineapple
      9. Watercress
      10. Celery
      11. Pickles
      12. Onion
      13. Garlic
      14. Honey or agar
      15. Ginger
      16. Lemon
      17. Cayenne pepper
      18. Chamomile
      19. Olive oil
      20. Broth
      21. Decaf tea

    TO BOOK IN FOR AN EAR CANDLING OR REFLEXOLOGY SESSION BOOK HERE

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    How to survive the Spring Allergies

    Posted on September 06, 2018 by Revitalize Lifestyle
    Spring Pollen and Allergies Hayfever sinus Asthma     
    Spring has sprung and many of us are feeling that spring wind and pollen. 

    Spring is a beautiful season but also the allergy season.  Asthma, Hayfever and Sinus have been running rampant over the past few weeks.  Having suffered hayfever and sinus severely when I was young, I know how debilitating it can be, though thankfully I found Ear Candling 20 years ago and I haven't endured either allergy since.

    Along with having an Ear Candling session here are my best remedies for allergies such as Hayfever (allergic rhinitis, asthma, sinus, sinusitis and hives)
    1. Vitamin C: An effective natural anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory, and it also supports healthy immune function and protects from secondary respiratory conditions.Good sources are kiwi fruit, oranges and other citrus fruits, strawberries, red capsicums, broccoli, papaya, guava and mango.  You may choose to take a Vitamin C supplement.
    2. Local Honey: Locally made honey acts as a natural immunotherapy, giving your immune system a daily dose of the allergen and a chance to get used to it.
    3. Pollen: Check daily pollen counts and if it's high in your region keep windows closed.
    4. Onion, Apples, Kale, Capers & Broccoli: There are many foods which contain the natural antihistamine, quercetin. Onions and Apples are among the most common and help ease the symptoms of an allergic reaction
    5. Horseradish: Acts as a decongestant, helping to clear the nasal passages.
    6. Garlic: helps clear nasal congestion and anti histamine, it's also an immune enhancer.
    7. Ginger: A powerful natural anti-inflammatory that helps reduce nasal swelling and associated hay fever symptoms.
    8. Pineapple: A rich source of bromelain , an enzyme with strong systemic anti-inflammatory effects, which helps decrease mucosal inflammation and nasal congestion.
    9. Salt Therapy: We go to Salts of the Earth in Torquay for our kids Asthma and Eczema and it works a treat for all allergies 
    10. Brauer's Allergy Range
    11. Martin & Pleasance Tissue Salts (Combination Q or H)
    12. Quay Osteopathy: Cranial osteopathy is a very subtle, gentle technique bringing more mobility to the facial bones and sinuses.  

    13. Fire Tonic regularly daily dose does wonders

    14. Vacuum regularly
    15. Change bed sheets regularly
    16. Air Atomiser with Essential oils: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon or doTerra's Easy Air
    17. Take Probiotics
    18. Avoid diary: Limit or avoid cow’s milk and other dairy products as they can increase the production of mucus in the respiratory tract and exacerbate nasal congestion. Try alternatives such as rice, almond, quinoa and coconut milks.

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    Heavy Metal detoxification and cleanse

    Posted on May 09, 2018 by Revitalize Lifestyle

     

    Hot Cleanse tips! Heavy metal detoxification, this unique recipe from Medical Medium is great for binding and eliminating mercury, lead, copper, aluminium, nickel and more out of your organs, tissues and whole body. It's tasty and doing a great job at assisting with my chelation therapy. 

    Recipe:

    Organic ingredients as much as possible

    1 Banana

    1 cup of Wild organic Blueberries

    bunch of Coriander

    2 squeeze oranges

    1 tsp Barley grass Juice powder

    1 tsp spirulina

    1 handful of Alaskan dulse

    Water to blend

    Blend in a TM, blender or mixer and drink fresh.

     

    Enjoy!!!

     

     

     

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