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The Present Day Wise Woman - Healthy Life Hacks With Jennifer Jefferies

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Are you stuck in survival mode? Want to make your health a priority, but life keeps getting in the way? Coming from a place of prevention, renowned naturopath and wellness expert Jennifer Jefferies shares grounded, realistic advice with humour, offering proven health hacks that are designed to bring… read more

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103. The health benefits of eggs

May 18th, 2022


Eggs are good for you. They really are. But not all eggs are what they are cracked up to be. In this episode, Jen explains the different types of eggs available at your local supermarket and shares the best and worst …

102. Exercise: It only takes 10 minutes a day

May 4th, 2022


Think exercise is too hard to fit into your busy schedule? Think again. When life gets busy, our self-care routine is the first to go, but it comes …

101. Menopause: Is it bloating or weight gain?

March 29th, 2022


Has your body not been the same since menopause? Are you struggling to know if you are bloating or gaining weight? In this episode, Jen explains how you can tell the difference and shares nine hacks to help you reduce …

100. How to boost your metabolism

March 16th, 2022


Do you feel like you have low energy all the time and can't seem to lose weight? It could be your metabolism. In this episode, Jen explains what your …

99. I Need Patience, NOW!

March 9th, 2022


When life doesn't operate on your timeline, do you get angry and annoyed? Want patience - NOW? In this episode, Jen shares how having patience isn't about being passive; it's about having power. Discover five ways you …

98. Why cleanse?

March 3rd, 2022


When we work hard, we rest. But what about the body systems that constantly clean and detoxify our bodies? To perform optimally, these systems also need rest, and this is where cleansing comes in. In this episode, Jen …

97. Are you hungry or bored?

February 23rd, 2022


Step away from the fridge! How many times do you go to the fridge or cupboard looking for something to eat when you aren’t really hungry? You’re not alone. In this episode, Jen shares how boredom is the biggest trigger …

96. How to increase your focus

February 16th, 2022


Do you ever wish you had better focus? Do you find yourself constantly disrupted by distractions? In this episode, Jen shares the reasons behind why your mind can be quick to wander and the nine habits you need to …

95. You are a blank canvas

February 9th, 2022


Have you ever given yourself the freedom of a blank canvas? It's where you change an area of your life so dramatically that nothing is yet decided or planned? In this episode, Jen shares how she gave up her safe and …

94. Do I need digestive bitters?

January 25th, 2022


Are you experiencing uncomfortable symptoms like indigestion, heartburn, nausea, cramping, bloating, or gas? It could be because your gut chemistry …

93. Want to look 4-7 years younger?

January 12th, 2022


One key ingredient to looking younger is a great sex life. In this episode, Jen gets real and asks the crucial question, “Do you want a luscious life that has passion, excitement and sex?” As Jen explains, it often …

92. Rest is not a reward

December 22nd, 2021


Think you need to work hard before you can rest? In this episode, Jen explains why rest isn’t a reward; it’s a basic human need. If you haven’t been …

91. It all starts now

December 14th, 2021


Are you telling yourself that you will start your goals in the New Year? In this episode, Jen shares why you need to stop delaying your success and start implementing your new habits now! If you want to end the year …

90. How to protect your energy from energy suckers

December 8th, 2021


Do you have people in your life who are energy suckers? They can be the nicest of people with the best of intentions, but after every conversation, they leave you drained and exhausted. In this episode, Jen shares …

89. Bringing Your Best To The New Year With Sharon Styman

December 1st, 2021


As we get closer to ending 2021, it feels like we are closing out two years, with many of us returning to normal life for the first time since the onset of COVID-19. But how do we find our way back after this big global …

88. Open your mind. Your brain will not fall out!

November 17th, 2021


Everyone you come into contact with can teach you something - if you let your mind be open. In this episode, Jen discusses the dangers of a closed mind and shares the benefits of including those you often exclude. When …

87. Infect someone today

November 5th, 2021


Every moment of every day, our attitude and energy impact those around us. Whether we infect people in a good or bad way is up to us. In this episode, Jen shares the importance of living life, enjoying the moment and …

86. How would you feed a million-dollar racehorse

October 27th, 2021


If you bought a million-dollar racehorse, how would you look after it to ensure it maintained its value? Chances are you would nurture it physically, …

85. The importance of self-love with Kim Morrison

October 19th, 2021


Are you showing yourself self-love? In this episode, Jen chats to Kim Morrison, who set a world record as the youngest female to run 100 miles in less than 24 hours, about the importance of mindset and self-love to …

84. Our Deepest Fear

September 30th, 2021


How often do you shrink your success so you don’t  make others feel insecure? In this episode, Jen breaks down the famous poem ‘Our Deepest Fear’ by Maryanne Williamson and discusses the important realisation we all …

83. Do the hard things first

September 22nd, 2021


If you do what is hard, life will be easy. If you do what is easy, life will be hard. In this episode, Jen builds on these wise words by Les Brown and shares that while we may want to do what is easy first, real growth …

82. Anti-inflammatory hummus

September 14th, 2021


In life, we often eat for pleasure, but food can also have therapeutic benefits. In this episode, Jen shares her favourite therapeutic snack, her anti-inflammatory hummus. Find out how each of the ingredients can help …

81. How to turn on your happy

September 8th, 2021


Are you struggling to be happy? Then it’s time to take conscious steps to turn on your happy hormones. In this episode, Jen delves into each of the happy hormones Dopamine (reward), Oxytocin (love), Serotonin (mood …

80. The secret to making anything work

September 1st, 2021


Are you tired of not getting the results you want? In this episode, Jen shares the secret of making anything work and spoiler alert; it’s not about …

79. The F word

August 24th, 2021


Fasting is a great way to support your overall health and give rest and relaxation to your body systems. In this episode, Jen shares the what, when and how of fasting and explains how it can assist with weight loss, …

78. Every repetition leaves an imprint

August 17th, 2021


What you think about you bring about. Are you reinforcing positive or negative thoughts? In this episode, Jen talks about the power of our thoughts and how they can become deeply engrained, impacting our beliefs, …

77. Feeding your brain for good mental health

August 11th, 2021


What are you doing to look after your mental health? Are you prioritising it as much as your physical health? In this episode, Jen explains the role …

76. Preventing Alzheimer’s

July 21st, 2021


Want to be strong, fit and healthy in your old age - and remember it? Did you know that dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia? …

75. How to survive a toxic workplace

July 15th, 2021


Do you dread going to work? Unfortunately, most of us will work in a toxic workplace at some point in our lives. The constant negativity, blaming, justifying, complaining, conflict and gossiping can suck the life out of …

74. Hugging and your immune system

July 8th, 2021


Hugging can have incredible benefits on our physical, emotional and mental health. Studies have even shown that giving and receiving a minimum of five hugs a day can reduce the risk of viral respiratory illness by 30%. …

73. Lowering your cholesterol

July 1st, 2021


Have you been told that you have high cholesterol? The good news is that this lifestyle ailment is easy to prevent and quick to fix when you know …

72.Acidic vs Alkaline

June 23rd, 2021


When our body is more acidic than it should be, we can have skin issues, aches and pains, junk food cravings and inflammation. In this environment, …

71. The eight most powerful words

June 17th, 2021


Tell the truth all the time with compassion; these are the eight most powerful words that you can live your life by. In this episode, Jen shares why …

70. Dealing with seasonal skin changes

June 9th, 2021


When the seasons change, it can have significant impacts on our skin. Whether you’re in a climate of hot and dry, cold and dry, experiencing both …

69. Are you a shy introvert?

May 19th, 2021


Do you shy away from situations that push you out of your comfort zone? Maybe it's attending networking events, speaking up in a meeting or starting a conversation with someone new. In this episode, Jen admits to being …

68. Embracing the wise woman in you

May 12th, 2021


Are you over 50? In Western society, we can often shun ageing, but it's time we see this second part of our lives for what it really is - the best …

67. How to avoid drinking to unwind

May 6th, 2021


Do you find yourself needing a drink every day to unwind? In this episode, Jen shares her own story with alcohol and explains that there's a big …

66. Amp up your affirmations

April 28th, 2021


Every day our self-talk affirms the beliefs we have about ourselves - good or bad. That's what makes affirmations so powerful; they allow us to take …

65. How to stop procrastinating

April 23rd, 2021


Are you having trouble doing the things you know you should or would like to do? Procrastination is the habit of delaying a task or goal by …

64. Why can't I ask for help?

April 13th, 2021


Do you feel like you are drowning daily? Think you're meant to keep on struggling without help? Think again. In this episode, Jen talks about the importance of asking for help and tells it straight - asking for help …

63. Why walking tall is essential to your health

April 5th, 2021


Amazing things happen when you walk tall. There is something energising about it. As you put your shoulders back and hold your abdomen in, your body …

62. The Power of Proximity

March 31st, 2021


The things that are around us the most are what influences us the most. In this episode, Jen explains the power of proximity and how we need to move the bad (an energy-sucking activity, food we keep craving or a toxic …

61. Are you experiencing regular aches and pains?

March 23rd, 2021


Do aches and pains plague you? Not the muscle overuse type of discomfort, but that pulsating, throbbing, hot inflammation pain that can vary in …

60. What will it take for you to prioritise your health?

March 16th, 2021


The sad reality is that most people will wait until they hit rock bottom before they look after their health. But career success and cool toys are …

59. Are you experiencing vaginal dryness?

March 9th, 2021


Did you know that 50% of post-menopausal women experience vaginal dryness, and 17% of women aged 18-50 experience problems with vaginal dryness during sex? In this episode, Jen delves into the causes for vaginal dryness …

58. Do Doona Days work?

March 3rd, 2021


Mental health and self-care have become much bigger conversations since the pandemic significantly changed how we live and work. In this episode, Jen explains the concept of a Doona Day, a self-care day to take when …

57. Why am I so short-tempered?

February 26th, 2021


Are you finding yourself losing it over the tiniest things? In this episode, Jen delves into anger and frustration and what is sitting behind these big emotions - unmet expectations. You will learn why the typical …

56. Preventing and managing headaches

February 23rd, 2021


Did you know that there are five main types of headaches? In this episode, Jen talks about migraines, tension, sinus, cluster and sexual headaches, why they come, how you can prevent them, the best ways to treat them …

55. Is your life reasonable or remarkable?

February 17th, 2021


What are you striving for a reasonable life or an extraordinary life? A reasonable life is good, comfortable and predictable, but an extraordinary …

54. Burnt Chop Syndrome

February 13th, 2021


How many times in life do you give the best to everyone else only to save the burnt leftovers for you? In this episode, Jen gets real about putting yourself last and explains why continual self-sacrificing is not the …

53. How to bring your appetite into balance

February 9th, 2021


Food is essential to our wellbeing, but occasionally our desire for it can go out of balance. Whether you are eating too much, too little or to …

52. The four most powerful words

February 4th, 2021


Imagine if you could improve your happiness, lower your stress, boost your resistance to common ailments, enhance your physiological and …

51. How to prevent overwhelm

February 1st, 2021


Did you know that it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to a task once you are distracted? In this episode, Jen talks about …

50. How to stop Groundhog Day thinking

January 28th, 2021


Is every day feeling like Groundhog Day? You get up you feed, you go to work you feed, you come home you feed and go to sleep, then wake up and do it all over again. In this episode, Jen shares how you can break the …

49. The case for ginger

January 26th, 2021


In traditional Chinese medicine, ginger is used to remedy a wide range of issues, including aches and pains, inflammation, chest congestion, coughs …

48. How to have great skin (Part 2)

January 23rd, 2021


Our skin is what protects us from the outside world, making it one of our largest and most important organs. Are you treating it like one? Continuing with the topic of great skin, Jen shares more tips to improve your …

47. How to have great skin (Part 1)

January 14th, 2021


Want great skin, but nothing seems to work? In this episode, which is part 1 of 2, Jen shares how to have great skin and age well. You will learn how to protect your skin and renew your skin cells, what cleansers and …

46. Why on time is late

January 14th, 2021


Think arriving on time is the way to show up in life? Think again. In this episode, Jen explains why being on time is actually late and why arriving early is a sign of deep respect for someone else’s time and a sure way …

45. How to keep your iron levels happy

January 7th, 2021


Did you know that these days most people are low in iron? In this episode, Jen talks about the signs of low iron, what can impact your absorption of it and how you can make sure you get enough iron-rich foods in your …

44. The emotional mirrors in your life

January 5th, 2021


Do some people trigger an emotional response in you? In this episode, Jen explains how these triggers act as an emotional mirror and that what shows up in our life (the good, the bad and the ugly) reflects something in …

43. How to start the New Year strong

January 4th, 2021


As 2020 comes to an end, it’s crucial to close out the year properly so you can start the New Year with renewed hope, motivation and strength. In this episode, Jen takes you through her end of year habits and gives us a …

42. Is butter good for you?

January 4th, 2021


A lot has been said about butter and margarine over the years, so how do you know what the healthiest choice is for you? In this episode, Jen debunks the myths around butter and margarine and shares the pros and cons so …

41. Have you got GAS?

December 23rd, 2020


General Adaptation Syndrome or GAS as it is often called is a term used to determine your body’s reaction to stress. Good stress, that nervous excitement you can get, has been proven to be good for you, but bad stress, …

40. How did your best friend become your best friend?

December 23rd, 2020


When you think about how friendships are formed, they start by one person saying "hello" and you both finding common ground. As for best friendships? This happens when you let your guard down, and the other person in …

39. Are you a crap magnet?

December 16th, 2020


What you think about you bring about! Your thoughts and language can have a drastic impact on your mindset and what you manifest in life. So, if you are thinking crap thoughts, guess what? You are going to bring about …

38. Are you doing or being?

December 15th, 2020


Are you a driven, go-hard person who loves to learn and achieve constantly? In this episode, Jen talks about how she had to learn to balance her desire to keep doing with simply being to prevent burnout. From listening …

37. Move your but!

December 10th, 2020


Are you hiding behind the word 'but'? 'But' is a word we often use as an excuse or justification for our actions or lack of actions. If you aren't …

36. Bringing yourself into balance with kinesiology

December 8th, 2020


Stress and anxiety from life, trauma and illness can stay locked in our muscle memory and cause energy blockages, imbalances and disease in our …

35. Closing the year strong

December 3rd, 2020


In the year 2020, the only certainty has been uncertainty. With emotions heightened from a stressful year and the impending holiday season, it’s …

34. The importance of your blood cycle

December 3rd, 2020


Have you ever wondered why you can only give blood every 2-3 months? It’s because you need to wait until you complete a full blood cycle. In this …

33. The power of saying YES!

November 26th, 2020


Do you like waiting to have everything figured out before you take action? In this episode, Jen reveals the power of saying yes to goals and opportunities before you are ready, and how taking more action will lead to …

32. The not so sweet truth about sugar

November 26th, 2020


Ever wondered what the difference is between sugars? In this episode, Jen delves into the facts about Stevia, Xylitol, Sorbitol, Coconut Sugar, Maple …

31. Are you attracting or repelling?

November 18th, 2020


Have you ever experienced obstacle after obstacle when trying to achieve a goal? When you push hard for what we want in life that energy can end up pushing away the very thing you want most. In this episode, Jen talks …

30. Hacking your happy hormones

November 16th, 2020


Your happy hormones can have a significant impact on your confidence, drive, motivation and success - so how do you make sure they are in balance and working for you? In this episode, Jen talks about Dopamine, Oxytocin, …

29. Fear or excitement?

November 12th, 2020


What is holding you back from everything you want to be and do? Chances are the same thing that holds all of us back - fear. In this episode, Jen …

28. The truth about the Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting

November 10th, 2020


The Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting have become trendy over the last few years, and while they have their place, they are not ideal for weight loss. In this episode, Jen explains how the Keto Diet and Intermittent …

27. Maintaining self-discipline

November 6th, 2020


Maintaining self-discipline is often the secret to getting the rewards we want and the growth we need - so why do we struggle so much with it? In this episode, Jen shares tips on how to stay focused and motivated when …

26. The lazy lymphatic system

November 3rd, 2020


Your lymphatic system is the vacuum cleaner of your blood. It helps rid your body of toxins, waste and other nasties, making it an essential part of your immune system. But as the laziest system in your body, it doesn’t …

25. Are you fascinating or fascinated?

October 29th, 2020


The closest feeling we can experience to love is fascination. When you are fascinated with someone, you are present, engaged, listening and connected. The only challenge is, most of us try to be fascinating, the object …

24. Let's talk about sex, baby!

October 26th, 2020


Are the stressors of life affecting your libido? When you are stressed, your adrenal energy, hormone levels, and sexual desire can be impacted in a big way. In this episode, Jen gets real about sex and shares how you …

23. You know what to do

October 23rd, 2020


Ever thought you don't know what to do to next to move forward in an area of your life? In this episode, Jen will challenge you with her belief that we all do know what to do - we just don't do it. Demonstrating that …

22. We aren't one body system

October 23rd, 2020


Think you can isolate one body system, take action to support and improve it and have your overall health improve? Think again. There's not one quick …

21. Are your emotions feeding your physical imbalances?

October 18th, 2020


Emotions play a significant role in both our health and illness. In this episode, Jen talks about how to identify emotional stress in your body and …

20. Skinny doesn't mean healthy

October 16th, 2020


For many being skinny is at the top of their health goals, but skinny doesn't mean healthy. In this episode, Jen explains why body weight isn't the best indicator of internal wellbeing and provides tips around how you …

19. If you screw up, so what?

October 8th, 2020


When things go wrong, do you beat yourself up or build yourself up? If you’re like most people, you criticise yourself and then compare your failure to the perceived success of someone else, but this doesn’t serve you. …

18. Digestive enzymes - why you need them

October 6th, 2020


When your digestive enzymes are out of balance, your body is unable to digest your food properly and absorb the nutrients it needs to function effectively. In this episode, Jen talks about the signs your body will give …

17. Staying present

October 1st, 2020


Are you so busy living in the past or the future that you’re not enjoying the present? In this episode, Jen shares how slowing down and focusing on one thing at a time can reignite your passion, bring more excitement …

16. Caving to a craving?

September 29th, 2020


When you’re stressed, your body can start to crave foods for comfort. In this episode, Jen delves into what your stress cravings can mean and how you can give your body and more specifically your brain what it needs …

15. Is it urgent or important?

September 28th, 2020


We live in a day and age where everything is expected instantly, and it’s causing us enormous amounts of stress and pressure. In this episode, Jen shares one of her stress minimising strategies; a simple question helps …

14. Why the food pyramid is really square

September 22nd, 2020


If you want to keep your nutrition in balance it’s not a pyramid that you should be basing your meal choices on, but a square. In this episode, Jen …

13. Get Comfortably Uncomfortable

September 16th, 2020


Do you love staying in your comfort zone? In this spontaneous episode, Jen shares how she lets herself get comfortably uncomfortable by choosing a life of ‘yes’. You’ll hear about her latest challenge that got her so …

12. What Your Pimples Mean

September 14th, 2020


Think your pimples are due to hormones? Think again. In this episode, Jen explains why your breakouts and where they are on your face can tell you a lot about your nutrition and how well specific body systems are …

11. Is your tea habit bad for you?

September 11th, 2020


Love a good cup of tea? These days many people are making the switch to tea for a healthier option, but did you know some teas are worse than coffee? In this episode, Jen takes you through the different types of teas …

10. How Stress Shortens Your Life

September 7th, 2020


Are you burning the candle at both ends? Stress, chronic depression and unhappiness can tax your body in ways you don’t even realise. In this episode, Jen looks at what you can do daily to minimise your stress, support …

9. What's Your Poo Telling You?

September 3rd, 2020


Your poo can tell you a lot about your health. In this episode, Jen answers all of the secret poo questions you've been wondering about but haven't …

8. From Breakdowns To Breakthroughs

September 1st, 2020


Life wasn't meant to be easy if it was, how would we grow? There will come a time where things don't go to plan; we'll be thrown out of balance, and …

7. 3 Essentials To Reboot Tired Adrenal Glands

August 25th, 2020


Sleepy, sluggish, stressed? Jen shares the three essentials needed to reboot tired adrenal glands - good food, good rest and good play! You’ll learn fun and practical ways to take the stress off your adrenals including …

6. Keeping Your Mind Healthy Through COVID

August 25th, 2020


We know the importance of nourishing our bodies – but what about our minds? In this episode, Jen talks about the importance of looking after your mental wellbeing through stress and shares tips on how to stay optimistic …

5. Essential oils, natures perfect remedy

August 8th, 2020


Healing oils and herbs have been used as remedies for thousands of years. In this episode, Jen shares how this natural ‘old-time pharmacy’ can help …

4. Shoo the ‘bum glue’!

August 8th, 2020


Could bum glue be to blame for your ailments? In this episode, Jen explains how refined and processed grains, aka ‘bum glue’ can get stuck in your …

3. Build up your immune system in lockdown

August 8th, 2020


Is there any time better to get your health right than in the middle of a global pandemic? In this episode, Jen shares the extra measures she’s taking to boost her immune system, including the foods, herbs and spices …

2. The triangle of health (OR An equation to live by)

August 7th, 2020


Think good health is just about consuming the right food and exercising? Think again. In this episode, Jen dives into the three areas of health - the attitudinal, emotional and physical - and explains how one area out …

1. Sleep Your Way Out Of Burnout

August 7th, 2020


Find yourself running out of energy? Getting broken sleep? You might be stuck in adrenal survival mode. In this reality checking episode, Jen shares her story of burnout and why sleep is the key to recharging your …

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