Supercharge Your Gut-Mind Axis
LEARNING TO IMPROVE YOUR IMMUNITY, BOOST ENERGY & COOK A GUT NOURISHING BONE BROTH
HOST: JULIA CHALON
EXPERT: DR. LAURA LUM
PSYCHOLOGIST, NUTRITIONIST, RESEARCH SCIENTIST, GAPS™ PRACTITIONER
The body and mind have an extraordinary ability to thrive when provided with the right tools and environment. A key gateway to maintaining a healthy body and clear mind is a healthy gut.
Gut health plays a crucial role in determining whether you resist the common cold or take weeks to recover from the same bug. Whether your skin is smooth and glowing or whether you become prone to skin problems like acne, rosacea and eczema.
Gut health also plays a strong role in whether you feel clear or foggy, focused or forgetful, resilient or overwhelmed, calm or fidgety. Moreover mental state also influences gut health. For example, stress can directly damage the composition of bacteria in the gut, depleting the beneficial bacteria you need to stay well. It also shrinks your Prefrontal Cortex and Hippocampus which are needed for memory, mental ‘horsepower’ and emotion processing ability.
These two systems: the gut and the mind, constantly influence each other: this is called the gut-mind axis.
We cannot avoid toxins at all times, or stress at all times, but we can certainly use what digestive health research and psychology has to offer when it comes to a thriving gut-mind axis.
Are you ready to get started?
The relationship between digestive health and mental health
The surprising way to heal your gut
Why looking and feeling youthful lies within the mind-gut connection
How to make a highly nourishing bone broth rich in some of the most valuable hard-to get nutrients
Knowledge about the relationship between digestive health, cognitive function, memory, stress-management, anxiety, depression and other aspects of mind-body performance
How to make a nutrient-dense broth to nourish, sooth and provide all the building blocks necessary for a healthy gut lining
Tips on using broths to enrich your existing daily recipes
Proven strategies to set yourself on the right track
A step-by step live example of how to make a bone broth at home
Wellness First: Yoga for Digestion
What you'll need
At Thrivhers we always prioritise our wellness so we are constantly building a strong foundation for us to achieve and maximise our potential in all our other areas of our lives.
Today we are starting this session with 15 minutes of yoga for digestion with the multi talented and qualified yoga instructor Dr. Laura Lum.
Firstly you'll need to come ready with something comfortable to wear for the 15 minute yoga session.
Secondly, if you'd like to join us in making your very own gut healing bone broth, below are the ingredients you'll need ready:
Chicken Bone Broth Ingredients:
2L filtered water
1 chicken (rinsed — even organic chicken can contain bleach residue)
2 chicken feet/wings/necks for extra gelatin (optional)
1 chopped leek
4 celery sticks ripped into pieces
6 carrots broken into pieces
1 bunch parsley
1 heaped tbsp. mineral salt (Himalayan, Celtic, sea salt…)
1 tbsp whole peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp gogi berries
2 broken up pieces of star anise
About Dr. Laura Lum:
Dr Laura Lum is a Registered Psychologist, Nutritionist, Research Scientist, Yoga teacher and the first Psychologist to be certified as a GAPS™ Practitioner. GAPS (Gut & Psychology Syndrome) digestive healing programmes were originally designed for people with challenges such as autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ ADHD, schizophrenia, dyslexia, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other neurological and psychiatric problems.
Laura draws on her combined expertise in psychology, nutrition, the microbiome and the gut-brain axis to offer an integrative approach to help her clients. Within her psychology and digestive health clinics, Laura helps resolve depression, anxiety, OCD and Chronic Fatigue by integrating fundamental changes in thinking, techniques to improve personal relationships, behaviour therapy and stress management techniques. Many clients now use this approach for a wider range of health concerns, including IBS, autoimmune conditions and skin conditions such as eczema and acne.
Laura also co-founded Coya Healthcare practices which offer integrative GP, naturopathy, nursing, psychology, nutrition and paediatric care to Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches.
Laura will be speaking about the inter-relationship between mental health and gut health. These two systems are intricately linked and influence a number of crucial markers for health including psychological resilience, immunity to infection, mood, behaviour, mental clarity and decision-making ability.