Positively Anti-Inflammatory

Positively Anti-Inflammatory

Living with an autoimmune disease, chronic pain, inflammation, and fatigue can be difficult and exhausting to both navigate and manage. Take heart, you have found a podcast that provides guidance, education, and connection. Every Wednesday you’ll receive a weekly dose of upbeat and authentic musings about life, wellness, and healing from your host, Alyssa Abrahamson, Functional Nutritional Therapist & Wellness Coach. Alyssa’s intention is to uplift and inspire you, as she shares her stories, her positive approach to living with rheumatoid arthritis, and insightful ways for you to lead a positively anti-inflammatory life. This show is for people just like you who want to keep inflammation down and your spirits up! To receive your FREE "Anti-Inflammatory Living: The Essential Guide" visit, https://guide.thewellnessheadquarters.com.

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April 14, 2021 15 min

016. What’s your relationship to the word “yes”? Do you say yes too often to people or things you do not want to do? Generating  resentment, frustration, and exhaustion? Or do you consistently say yes to yourself for opportunities of growth, wellbeing, and adventure? Bringing about feelings of fulfillment, health, and joy? Today I discuss the word "yes" and how you can learn to use its power and magic to improve your life a...

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015. Do you continually judge yourself, allowing your harsh inner critic to take over? When that critic remains in charge, your body and mind are kept in a chronic state of tension and stress, which perpetuates insecurities, inaction, and inflammation. Join me in today’s episode as I guide you into the process of becoming curious and letting go of self-judgement. When you get curious and become an objective observer yourself, your ...

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March 31, 2021 14 min

014. Do you feel like you’re always rushing? Do you live with this sense of urgency? Never allowing yourself enough time to do what you need to do or never allow yourself to take a moment and be okay with going at a slower pace? Join me today as I guide you to reevaluate your relationship with rushing and with time. I discuss the importance of slowing down, taking your time, and how when you allow yourself to do that, it’s not only...

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March 24, 2021 19 min

013. Do you place unrealistic expectations on yourself when you’re working towards a goal? Do you find yourself stuck, or having an all or nothing attitude when you want to make changes? If you’re constantly striving for perfection and your harsh inner self-critic keeps showing up, then you’ll want to join me for today’s episode. I share the importance of focusing on progress, not perfection and encourage you to practice celebratin...

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012. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet is beneficial and healing, but what is really involved when aiming to tame inflammation? Join me in today’s episode as I discuss an anti-inflammatory diet and explain why what you eat directly impacts gut health and immune function. I give you 5 guidelines to incorporate an anti-inflammatory diet into your daily life and recommend specific journal prompts for you to explore what’s causing you i...

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011. In today’s episode, I introduce you to the magnetic and inspirational Elisa Gorman who was diagnosed with breast cancer, two years ago, at age 36. Listen to Elisa’s breast cancer diagnosis story, why she chose a holistic healing route, what that means to her, and how it's changed her relationship with her body, herself, and her life. You will come away from today’s episode with insight and encouragement for learning to lov...

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March 3, 2021 21 min

010. In today’s episode I discuss the labels we attach to and how these labels impact what we believe about ourselves, our identity, our capabilities, and our roles in life. I share how an attachment to a label can bring a sense of belonging, and, on the other hand, how it can prevent you from doing or achieving because of limiting thoughts or judgements around that label. I provide two exercises to help you identify how your attac...

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009. What does it actually mean to listen to your body? Join me in today’s episode as I discuss the importance of listening to your body, what that even means, why it matters, and how to do it. I share my personal experience and recommend 3 techniques for how you can become more in tune with your body. Your body holds wisdom that it is constantly communicating. Do you listen? Tune in to find out more.

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February 17, 2021 23 min

008. Do you think that your worth is wrapped up in your productivity? Do you keep an endless to-do list of things you think you “should” be doing? And when you aren’t doing something or accomplishing something that you’re failing, somehow? In today’s episode I provide three reasons why resting is one of the most productive activities you can do. I discuss the benefits of slowing down, listening to your body, and why rest is critica...

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February 10, 2021 13 min

007. Today’s episode is all about inflammation. I’ll address questions including:

  • What is inflammation?
  • What causes inflammation?
  • What’s the difference between acute inflammation and chronic inflammation?
  • What are signs and symptoms of chronic inflammation?
  • You’ll leave the episode with a good understanding of inflammation and how all areas of your life influence and impact your body’s inflammatory response.

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    February 3, 2021 14 min

    006. In today’s episode I discuss what it means to live with an open heart. I share how opening your heart brings connection and that connection brings healing. Are you someone who has put up walls of protection around your heart? Is it difficult for you to share and show emotions? Vulnerability? This episode is perfect for you! You’ll hear a personal story about when I began to open my heart and how it helped transform my life and...

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    005. How’s your stress load? What happens when you’re living in a chronic state of stress? In today's episode I explain what the sympathetic “fight or flight” response is, and how to manage your stress response by tapping into your body’s parasympathetic “rest and digest” response. You’ll learn how these two parts of the body’s autonomic nervous system influence and impact the body’s inflammatory response and immune function an...

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    January 20, 2021 19 min

    004. What do you think about and how do you feel when you first wake up in the morning? Anxious? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Or, Rested? Optimistic? Grateful? Today I discuss the importance of your morning mindset and how to shift your morning thoughts to better serve you. You will leave this episode with specific recommendations for how to think and feel better in the mornings, giving your morning a mindset makeover. When you shift you...

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    001. What is your inner dialogue? What does your inner critic say to you? How do you respond to life’s circumstances? I believe mindset is of utmost importance to living a positively anti-inflammatory! My holistic wellness approach to health and healing is based on the foundation of three components necessary to living a positively anti-inflammatory life (Mindset, Digestion and Nutrition, and Lifestyle). Today, I dive into the firs...

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    002. What does it look like when you eat a meal? Are you sitting on the couch watching Netflix? Driving? Standing at the counter? In today’s episode I discuss the second component to living a positively anti-inflammatory life: digestion and nutrition. It’s not “You are what you eat” but rather, “You are what you digest and absorb.” You will walk away with a better understanding of how digestion, and the way you eat, directly impact...

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    003. Does your lifestyle support your health and happiness? Is it aligned with your priorities? In this episode I talk about lifestyle, the third component to living a positively anti-inflammatory life. Your lifestyle encompases your priorities, and includes boundary setting. I discuss how your daily choices, habits, and activities impact your health and healing. You’ll leave this episode having a better understanding of how your l...

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    December 30, 2020 2 min

    Welcome to Positively Anti-Inflammatory, the show for people just like you who want to keep inflammation down and your spirits up! This is your weekly dose of upbeat and authentic musings about life, wellness, and healing for those struggling with chronic pain, inflammation, and fatigue. Join your host, Alyssa Abrahamson, Functional Nutritional Therapist & Wellness Coach, who was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, rheumatoi...

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