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

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 210 episodes, 2 days, 1 hour, 23 minutes
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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 about big changes to your health - fast and work around the busiest of schedules. Affectionately known as 'The Present Day Wise Woman', Jen is no stranger to corporate burnout and draws on her personal experiences of how she went from surviving to thriving.
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82. Anti-inflammatory hummus

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 heal your body and get the recipe so you can quickly whip it up at home!
9/14/20219 minutes, 20 seconds
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75. How to survive a toxic workplace

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 you and have real impacts on your health. In this episode, Jen will share strategies to help your body adapt in a toxic workplace and not be taxed from it if you do decide to keep working there.
7/15/202111 minutes, 3 seconds
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52. The four most powerful words

Imagine if you could improve your happiness, lower your stress, boost your resistance to common ailments, enhance your physiological and psychological wellbeing and build your self-esteem, self-confidence and coping skills. In this episode, Jen shares four powerful words that can help you achieve all of it.
2/4/20219 minutes, 11 seconds
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51. How to prevent overwhelm

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 how you can minimise distraction, take back control of your time and sharpen your focus to prevent overwhelm.
2/1/20218 minutes, 34 seconds
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50. How to stop Groundhog Day thinking

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 cycle and have an epic year regardless of the restrictions on you at the moment.
1/28/20219 minutes, 22 seconds
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49. The case for ginger

In traditional Chinese medicine, ginger is used to remedy a wide range of issues, including aches and pains, inflammation, chest congestion, coughs and colds, digestion, and metabolism problems. In this episode, Jen talks about the health benefits of having more ginger in your diet and how daily ginger shots can be beneficial for staying strong, fit and healthy.
1/26/202111 minutes, 34 seconds
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48. How to have great skin (Part 2)

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 complexion, including how to get a healthy glow, what essential oils to use, the toxins to reduce and avoid and more.
1/23/202121 minutes, 9 seconds
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47. How to have great skin (Part 1)

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 moisturisers to use and why you need more Vitamins A, C and E in your diet.
1/14/202119 minutes, 13 seconds
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46. Why on time is late

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 to minimise the stress and pressure in your life.
1/14/20218 minutes, 25 seconds
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45. How to keep your iron levels happy

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 diet, including great plant-based options for vegetarians.
1/7/202115 minutes, 3 seconds
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44. The emotional mirrors in your life

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 us. Jen shares how to use these triggers as opportunities to analyse who we are or have been and turn them into life lessons to learn and grow from.
1/5/202117 minutes, 23 seconds
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43. How to start the New Year strong

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 necessary reminder to think beyond our current restrictions to dream without limitations.
1/4/202110 minutes, 32 seconds
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42. Is butter good for you?

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 that you can make an informed decision for your health. Plus, you’ll also hear what Jen uses and how she keeps it as close to nature as possible.
1/4/202112 minutes, 23 seconds
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41. Have you got GAS?

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, that constant day-in-day-out stress isn’t, it taxes your body significantly, particularly your adrenal glands. In this episode, Jen explains the three stages of GAS - the alarm reaction, resistance stage and exhaustion stage, and shares the risks to your health when you stay months or years in the amped-up flight or fright zone.
12/23/202018 minutes, 17 seconds
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40. How did your best friend become your best friend?

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 and they reciprocate. In this episode, Jen explains how you can create deeper friendships faster - and why life is too short not to let people in.
12/23/202010 minutes, 36 seconds
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39. Are you a crap magnet?

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 more crap in your life! In this episode, Jen shares how you can shift your mindset to stop living your future out of your past to manifest what you really want.
12/16/20208 minutes, 25 seconds
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38. Are you doing or being?

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 to fiction books to taking the time to self-care and nurture yourself, Jen will share tips on how you can achieve more by bringing greater balance to your life.
12/15/202010 minutes, 7 seconds
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37. Move your but!

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 careful, it can disempower you from playing the bigger game you want to play. In this episode, Jen discusses the importance of watching your words and shares strategies to help you move your but to start living the life you want to live.
12/10/202015 minutes, 53 seconds
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36. Bringing yourself into balance with kinesiology

Stress and anxiety from life, trauma and illness can stay locked in our muscle memory and cause energy blockages, imbalances and disease in our bodies. Kinesiology is a therapy that uses muscle monitoring to help bring about balance and awareness. In this episode, Jen speaks to Sal from Flow State Mind Breathe Motion, to find out more about kinesiology and how it can help you to be more in tune with your body.
12/8/202025 minutes
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35. Closing the year strong

In the year 2020, the only certainty has been uncertainty. With emotions heightened from a stressful year and the impending holiday season, it’s crucial to get insight into your emotional needs. In this episode, Jen does a surrogate reading of her Aromatherapy Insight Cards to identify three essential oils to help and support you to close out the year strong, fit and healthy.
12/3/202012 minutes, 9 seconds
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34. The importance of your blood cycle

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 episode, Jen talks about how your blood and body regenerates and why you need to think in seasons if you want to make long-term changes to your health and habits.
12/3/20209 minutes, 47 seconds
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33. The power of saying YES!

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 less self-doubt.
11/26/202016 minutes, 19 seconds
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32. The not so sweet truth about sugar

Ever wondered what the difference is between sugars? In this episode, Jen delves into the facts about Stevia, Xylitol, Sorbitol, Coconut Sugar, Maple Syrup and Agave and reveals the good sugars and some surprisingly bad ones.
11/26/202012 minutes, 4 seconds
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31. Are you attracting or repelling?

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 about the role of energy in success and the importance of shifting your energy from push to flow to attract and not repel what you want.
11/18/20206 minutes, 18 seconds
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30. Hacking your happy hormones

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, Serotonin and Endorphins and how you can hack your happy hormones to get the hits of happy that help you live and achieve more.
11/16/202018 minutes, 4 seconds
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29. Fear or excitement?

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 explains that fear has the same physical response in our body as excitement; the only difference is the way we think about it and breathe through it.
11/12/202012 minutes, 8 seconds
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28. The truth about the Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting

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 Fasting puts enormous pressure on your body systems through deprivation and is not sustainable for the long-term.
11/10/202011 minutes, 33 seconds
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27. Maintaining self-discipline

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 we don’t feel like it, and why it’s vital to run towards the things that appear ‘too hard’.
11/6/202017 minutes, 41 seconds
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26. The lazy lymphatic system

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 do its job well without your help. In this episode, Jen shares simple hacks to help you support your lymphatic system to boost your overall health.
11/3/202020 minutes, 45 seconds
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25. Are you fascinating or fascinated?

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 of attention, instead of being fascinated, giving someone else our attention. In this episode, Jen discusses the importance of being fascinated to give others the attention and connection they need and deserve.
10/29/20209 minutes, 45 seconds
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24. Let's talk about sex, baby!

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 can get your body out of survival mode, so it doesn't turn your libido off as a way to cope with stress.
10/26/202015 minutes, 14 seconds
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23. You know what to do

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 there is a big difference between knowing what we need to do and doing what we need to do, Jen sheds light on the big issues that get in our way - procrastination, self-sabotage and not listening to your intuition.
10/23/202023 minutes, 11 seconds
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22. We aren't one body system

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 and easy fix. In this episode, Jen explains the importance of looking at your body as a whole, to move beyond symptoms and get to the root cause.
10/23/202010 minutes, 21 seconds
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21. Are your emotions feeding your physical imbalances?

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 choose the right essential oils by using Aromatherapy Insight Cards. Jen is joined by friend, artist and illustrator of her Aromatherapy Insight Cards, Karen Osborn.
10/18/202015 minutes, 42 seconds
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20. Skinny doesn't mean healthy

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 can be and feel your healthiest self.
10/16/202014 minutes, 10 seconds
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19. If you screw up, so what?

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. In this episode, Jen shares why we need to screw up, learn, tweak and try again to grow and the importance of spending most of our time focusing on our strengths and celebrating our progress.
10/8/202014 minutes, 23 seconds
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18. Digestive enzymes - why you need them

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 you when your gut chemistry is out and what you can do to bring it back into balance.
10/6/202014 minutes, 36 seconds
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17. Staying present

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 into your life, minimise your stress and improve your overall health.
10/1/202016 minutes, 4 seconds
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16. Caving to a craving?

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 without giving in to those sugar, carbs and fatty cravings.
9/29/202010 minutes, 22 seconds
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15. Is it urgent or important?

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 her assess the priority of the tasks and activities in her day and determine whether it needs to be done now, later or by someone else.
9/28/20208 minutes, 17 seconds
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14. Why the food pyramid is really square

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 shares why the pyramid isn’t balanced and breaks down the foods and the portions you should be eating to maintain good health. To download the show notes go to www.healthylifehacks.com.au
9/22/20209 minutes, 2 seconds
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13. Get Comfortably Uncomfortable

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 uncomfortable she had to accept help to get through it. For show notes go to www.healthylifehacks.com.au
9/16/202011 minutes, 37 seconds
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12. What Your Pimples Mean

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 working. You’ll also learn how to guard against pimples by protecting your skin from the inside out. For show notes go to www.healthylifehacks.com.au
9/14/202015 minutes, 15 seconds
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11. Is your tea habit bad for you?

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 and shares which ones are the best to sip and enjoy. For show notes go to www.healthylifehacks.com.au
9/11/202014 minutes, 22 seconds
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10. How Stress Shortens Your Life

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 your wellbeing and ensure you are lengthening your life - not shortening it.  For show notes go to www.healthylifehacks.com.au
9/7/202014 minutes, 13 seconds
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9. What's Your Poo Telling You?

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 wanted to ask. You'll learn what your poo should look like, what deficiencies it can reveal, how frequently you should go and how much it can impact your health if you're not emptying well.
9/3/202015 minutes, 5 seconds
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8. From Breakdowns To Breakthroughs

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 events will rock you to your very core. But, as Jen shares in this episode, it's often these life-changing moments that change you into a better person or lead you to more remarkable outcomes. 
9/1/202021 minutes, 18 seconds
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7. 3 Essentials To Reboot Tired Adrenal Glands

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 a list of the best foods to support your recovery. To receive the show notes for this episode go to www.healthylifehacks.com.au
8/25/202020 minutes, 56 seconds
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6. Keeping Your Mind Healthy Through COVID

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 – even through a pandemic. To receive the show notes for this episode go to www.healthylifehacks.com.au
8/25/202018 minutes, 24 seconds
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5. Essential oils, natures perfect remedy

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 keep those nasty bugs and pathogens away. Plus you’ll hear about Jen’s go-to blend that ensures she’s breathing clean and filtered air to stay well especially in times like now in 2020. To download the show notes for this episode go to www.healthylifehacks.com.au
8/8/20208 minutes, 23 seconds
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4. Shoo the ‘bum glue’!

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 body and cause inflammation and illness. Take her quick test to see if ‘bum glue’ is an issue for you and find out how you can get it gone! To download the show notes for this episode go to www.healthylifehacks.com.au 
8/8/202013 minutes, 42 seconds
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3. Build up your immune system in lockdown

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 she swears by to keep your health in check. To download the show notes for this episode go to www.healthylifehacks.com.au 
8/8/202017 minutes, 2 seconds
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2. The triangle of health (OR An equation to live by)

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 of balance can derail your whole system if you’re not careful.  To download the show notes for this episode go to www.healthylifehacks.com.au 
8/7/202015 minutes, 37 seconds
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1. Sleep Your Way Out Of Burnout

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 adrenal glands and getting your Qi - your energy and life force - reflowing. To download the show notes for this episode go to www.healthylifehacks.com.au 
8/7/202018 minutes, 5 seconds