Podcast Show #20: Professor Marc Cohen talks TRUE WELLNESS

This week brings you an amazing new program partner offer for the month of December from Weledaweleda logoI adore Weleda – it was – even before I knew it – the first low tox brand I had used. My auntie used to send me the Arnica massage oil the years I had a bad back in hospitality and it was (and still is) one of my absolute faves!

My number one recommendation for a gift (or yourself!) in time for Christmas is the the legendary Skin Food range – but there are so many gorgeous treats to choose from. Another top pick of mine for gifting is the gorgeous fragrance range they have, three to choose from (the pomegranate being very popular – although the Agrume is my favourite), without even a whiff of phthalates (hormone disruptive chemicals).

Which Weleda products are a staple in my house? To give you a few – the Smoothing Rose day cream, the Rosemary bath milk and hair tonic, the Evening Primrose age revitalising serum, and the Almond sensitive hand cream are all in my regular routine, as well as gifting the baby range to all newborns in my family and friendship circle. And I can’t not mention using ARNICA every time there’s a bump or bruise, OR a flight to catch when I don’t want to get puffy! Suffice it to say, it’s a brand I LOVE. They farm biodynamically, they care passionately about their farming partners around the world and they walk the walk! So…

I’m super excited to be able to offer you guys a HUGE 20% AND free shipping over $29.95 for the month of December across the whole range from the Weleda Australia website. I am also VERY excited to be able to offer our first international offer – Weleda have also offered 10% off for our UK Customers at Weleda UK, 10% off for our US Customers at Weleda USA, and 10% for our NZ customers at Weleda NZ.

Available from www.weleda.com.au until 31/12/2016 – Code: LOWTOXLIFE  (*excludes gift packs, promotions and gift cards). Enter your LOWTOXLIFE code at the check out for your discount and happy shopping). Lots of great things to enjoy from a company that cares about YOU and the planet when they make stuff!

And now – onto today’s show

Professor Marc Cohen joins us this week to discuss his incredible career and breadth of study to date, as well as what he has found so far to be the highest ‘contributors to wellness’ in his areas of study, patient care, research papers, and teachings. As well as being a GP, he holds PhD’s in Chinese Medicine, Psychological medicine and Physiology and works through many areas, from patient care to research, association chairing to policy making, not to mention teaching  – without a doubt he is one of our brightest minds in the quest for making our people and planet healthier, with this show uncovering some crucial basics to achieving wellness.

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Check out Professor Cohen’s website here. Where you can read more about what Marc calls the ‘Wellness Pyramid’ – which are the five key factors to our health:
Be (be ourselves and be present)
Relax (hobbies / whatever you do to enjoy life / stress management)
Exercise
Eat good food
Share your feelings.
 
You can check out the books Marc has written here, including the one mentioned in today’s show ‘Herbs and Natural Supplements’ which contains info about the Tulsi Krishna Basil plant – the ‘ultimate adaptogen’. If you’re interested in getting your hands on one of these plants, but don’t know anyone who already has one from whom you can swipe a cutting, you could look into purchasing one here (online option for Australian residents).
Join Marc in his goal to eradicate Chlorine from the world’s water – if you use / have used a sauna and are willing to contribute go to saunasurvey.org to complete the global sauna survey.
And finally… THIS WEEK’S LIVE HAPPIER, HEALTHIER AND BETTER CHALLENGE FROM PROF COHEN: Find yourself a Tulsi plant! and if you can’t do that, then at the very least, eat something everyday that you’ve grown yourself … and a little extra bonus challenge from us here at Low Tox Life > Take yourself out of your comfort zone, start your day with a cold shower – DIY cold shock therapy!
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Enjoy the show  and thanks again for taking the time to rate and review the show – it’s like tipping the bartender and it means the world. (To do this from your phone, you can’t be ‘in the show list’. Go to the podcast search function and type low tox life, and then click on the show and click ‘review’. Annoyingly tricky but hey. I figured I may as well help you out if you’re going to want to take the time to leave a review!)

Low Tox. Happy us. Happy planet

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  1. Hey Alexx,

    I just tried to use the promo code for some beautiful Weleda products, and while it showed the 20% discount, I was still being charged for shipping…just thought I’d let you know! x

  2. So enjoyed the talk with Marc Cohen . And he is spot on about the Tulsi plant – it is a potent herb that (tulsi in warm water)does wonders with colds, cough, flu and digestion . It is so revered in india that most households nurture this plant and as kids we are taught to water this plant every morning and then begin the day to day duties. When we bought our home in sydney my mom in law visited us from india and she sourced a local tulsi seedling from a friend and now i cherish the wonderful that is a growing beauty!

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