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State of Wellness Summit - Thank You!!

Posted on December 06, 2019 by Revitalize Lifestyle

 

Victoria’s inaugural State Of Wellness Women’s Summit, supported by Bendigo Bank and the Canny Group, was held in Geelong on Thursday, October 10th 2019. Coinciding with World Mental Health Awareness Day last Thursday, it was an auspicious day for Geelong to host Victoria’s first State of Wellness Women’s Summit at GMHBA Stadium. Fourteen expert speakers spoke to a full house of women, who travelled from all over the state to learn more about all aspects of health, wellbeing and sustainable living. 

 

The Summit aimed to empower women to create sustainable positive change in their lives, bringing together the best of our region’s wellness experts to inspire, encourage and guide women to live a healthy, happy and successful life. Women of all ages heard from a curated range of keynote speakers, and engaged in activities, a wellness expo and enjoyed nutritious food throughout the one-day event.

 

 

It was a wonderful day for like-minded people to come together and learn, exploring ways to enhance their wellbeing on all levels and finding ways to live with joy, harmony and fun. The honourable MP Christine Couzens opened the event and spoke honestly about issues facing women in today’s society.

 

Torquay’s Jo Surkitt, from Revitalize Lifestyle, designed the State Of Wellness event to raise awareness and provide education to engage, support and enable women to make good choices around their physical and mental health, family, work and overall wellbeing.

 

According to Beyond Blue, around 1 in 6 women in Australia will experience depression and 1 in 3 women will experience anxiety during their lifetime, Jo Surkitt felt an event focussing on Women’s Wellness was needed and by the fact it was sold out she was right.   Jo was overwhelmed with all the wonderful and positive feedback from the event.  “I was delighted with the outcome of event, so many women spoke to me throughout the day telling me that the day had changed their perspective on life and how much the event meant to them.” Jo said

 

 

The Summit covered wide ranging topics from hormones to nutrition, gut health to mental and emotional health, career to personal goals, fitness, overcoming illness, trauma and life challenges, rewiring the brain to creating healthy habits with guidance provided by passionate, flexible and resilient industry experts concluding with a transformational sound healing session.

 

The keynote speaker, Olympic Taekwondo Gold Medallist, Lauren Burns, was a highlight with her background as an elite sports person, naturopath, nutritionist and a mum, talking about the ups and downs, highs and lows of balancing life.

 

Amongst the guest speakers included Roxie Bennett (MC), Positive Change Creator Jo Surkitt, Motivational Speaker Jane Kinnear, Naturopath Rebecca Winkler and Deakin's Food & Mood Centre's team, joined by other industry leading wellness specialists.

 

 

Beth who attended the event said ‘What a wonderful, aspiring and uplifting event, Broad range of knowledgeable speakers to show us many choices to make our lives better, it was brilliant’

 

Kim said “An absolute credit to Jo Surkitt for bringing such a professional and inspiring event to Geelong. Having attended a number of Women’s summits in the past, the calibre of this summit was outstanding” 

 

“Best day I can’t wait for the next one, great for women’s empowerment, lots of great takeaways.” commented Lisa Malone

 

“Inspiring, special day, definitely great to be here! Amazing women, delicious food, can’t wait for the next one” said Sarah

 

“Thank you for giving me a new lift on life” Rachel said

 

The Summit also offered a wonderful array of 20 local businesses showcasing their products and services in the Positive Change expo, with participants walking away with a wealth of knowledge.

 

Overall, the aim was to arm women with strategies to be their best, and plan a future that integrates clarity with peace, success, good health and joy, by learning skills to live a healthy and sustainable way of life.   This will be a biennial event for the Geelong region. 

 

Don’t miss the next State of Wellness Women’s Summit in 2021.

For full details: 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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