Podcast Show #28 – Horary cycle or Chinese Body Clock with L.Ac Brodie Welch

In this show, Alexx invites Brodie Welch, Chinese Medicine practitioner and self care strategist to return on the show and discuss the Horary cycle and the many things we can do to support a healthy cycle with yin and yang energy, optimising digestive fire, liver health, sugar balance and even tackling travel and shift work situations. It’s a show packed with information to take you deeper in your understanding of Chinese medicine philosophy for a strong, healthful body and is perfect if you’ve always wanted to know how to optimise the basics like food, elimination, sleep, digestion and Qi life force.

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Now, on with the show!

If you missed our first interview with Brodie Welch in 2016 – Podcast Show #11 – you can check it out HERE

She’s also a creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world. You can connect with her at Brodiewelch.com

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Here’s a little snapshot of the goodies in today’s episode…

  • Any imbalance in the body, is going to have an effect on the other channels or organs within the body.
  • There are natural times to be doing things to hook up with our natural cycles. In winter we should sleep more, and be less active given the days are shorter. Our days are not meant to be so structured from a man-made point of view – they should follow the natural rhythms of nature.
  • Noon is when we should be eating our biggest, most complex meal of the day in keeping with our bodies energy rhythms, so in the evening when you have a small supper, try to eat a little more fiber, fat and protein to feel fuller for longer. You can also try a scoop of coconut oil – between dinner and bedtime.
  •  To support our heart – make time for joy, love and things that help clear our perspective.

THIS WEEK’S LIVE HAPPIER, HEALTHIER CHALLENGE: A little step we can take to help slow down and to start to relax more, something sustainable for every type of person regardless of what level they’re at in their ability to ‘just chill’ – is BREATHING! Are you noticing a pattern here with guests and their number one positive effect practice during the day? Awareness around your breath seems unanimous. The fastest way to affect your mind is with your breath. Follow your breath into your chest and into your belly, and let your breath become long, easy and gentle. This will help you drop into a more balanced ‘rest and repair’ mode. Take 3 breathing breaks throughout the day, set a little alarm on your phone, and stop to take 10 conscious breaths. This will be huge when trying to slow down and develop a connection with your body. 

Our breath anchors us to the present moment, and there is a free guided meditation exercise on Brodie’s website. 

Here are Brodie’s social links:

https://www.facebook.com/Brodiewelch

https://twitter.com/brodiewelch

https://www.facebook.com/ahealthycuriosity/

As well as her e-Course on the basics of Chinese Medicine – commencing March 7th, 2017!

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