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Founder Series | Ep #49 | Andy Chan | Triathlon Preparation – Conversations on Recovery

Andy is a certified strength & conditioning specialist and educator.

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Drawing on his master’s degree in Exercise Science and influenced by his 10-year stay in the United States, Andy has a unique outlook on health and athletic performance. He is also the Co-Author to the newly released book – Dynamic Balance which looks at the interconnectedness of diet, emotions, and training through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In this episode, Guni speaks to Andy on the following:
– Concept of Ying and Yang
– Eating to what’s local and culturally appropriate based on your environment
– Flight or Fight and Rest & Digest
– Being Agile & Adaptable
– Training in isolation vs total body movements
– How does recovery tie into training efficiency
– Andy’s experience as a minority ethnic in Sport & Fitness industry in USA

Andy also teaches educational courses at the National Academy of Sports Medicine, TRX, Trigger Point Performance, and Power Plate. He has also made guest appearances on Hong Kong television shows and presents at different public fitness events.

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Tharshini Nirmalarajah | Ep #47| Can TCM assist with early-stage pregnancy loss recovery?

Meet our next guest on Dotiv The Podcast – Tharshini Nirmalarajah – a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and founder of Fertile Seeds of Life – a Melbourne (Australia) based TCM Fertility Clinic.

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Dr. Tharshini’s specialisation is in fertility, hormones and the womb and is passionate about women’s health and helping couples conceive. Her focus areas include, Gynaecology, Fertility, Hormonal Imbalances, Menopause & Hysterectomies,

Dr. Tharshini was also featured on Awake TV network in the US (which also featured Deepak Chopra), and hosted a 12 part episode series called, The Gift of energetic fertility healing which was live streamed around the world.

In our episode with Dr. Tharshini, we speak about the following:

– Definition of an early pregnancy/ miscarriage means
– Signs to identify if a miscarriage is happening
– Factors that impact the likelihood of a miscarriage – Genetics vs Lifestyle
– TCM perspective on a body’s experience of a miscarriage when happening & after it occurs
– Physical Considerations
– Emotional/ Mental Considerations
– Getting closure from experiencing an early pregnancy loss
– Steps to take to minimize the risk of miscarriages

With over 17 years of experience in the health industry, Dr. Tharshini’s mission and vision is all about helping women address and heal health problems in the womb, to better understand their bodies, and help couples understand that their fertility is way more than their age and lab results.

For a full list of services, you can check out Dr. Tharshini’s clinic – Fertile Seeds of Life . Alternatively, you can reach out/ connect with her directly on social media – Instagram – @dr_tharshini

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What is narcissism? Narcissism is a sense of extreme self-involvement to the degree that it makes a person ignore the needs of others around them. While every person may exhibit occasional narcissistic behaviour, true narcissists frequently disregard others or their feelings. They also do not understand the effect that their behaviour has on other people. Narcissism […]

Founder Series | Ep #45 | Mara Hafezi | Triathlon Preparation – Conversations on Strength Training

Meet Mara Hafezi – our 3rd Founder Series guest!

Mara is a fitness trainer, mindset coach, cyclist and runner who specializes in working with women of colour (WOC), in addition to her day-job in the corporate sphere. She is also the sports co-lead at South Asian Heritage Month.

In this episode, Guni chats to Mara about the following:

– Importance of strength training in her Triathlon preparation
– What types of strength training to do (with examples)
– How frequent Strength Training should be
– Strength training during Ramadhan
– Reasons why strength training is overlooked
– Importance diversity and inclusion in sport is lacking, and why its important to have it
– Her aspirations as a WOC in sport, for all WOC

Mara is passionate about helping women become stronger physically and mentally, and hopes that through her coaching, she can be their guide in cultivating a growth mindset. She is passionate about guiding WOC become more active and works closely with sports brands and organisations to create more inclusion.

To connect with Mara/ engage in her services, reach out to her via @mara.thefitlondoner

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What is homeopathy?

What is homeopathy? Homeopathy, is a form of complementary or alternative treatment that is based on two unconventional theories [1]: “Like cures like”—the idea that an ailment can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in healthy people. “Law of minimum dose”—the notion that the lower the dose of the medication, the greater its effectiveness. Many homeopathic […]

The purpose of Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints. Osteopathy is founded on the principle that the welfare of a person depends on their muscles, bones, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together. Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage […]

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