Hello and welcome back to Two-Eyed seeing, we are going to be speaking with Dr. Cindy Gilbert. She is a naturopathic doctor, author and faculty member of the Canadian College of naturopathic medicine, and is very focused on treating those in our society who are stigmatized and marginalized in our wellness circles. So stay tuned for this amazing episode about how we can potentially be better at supporting our LGBTQ community and our BIPOC communities and all the wonderful things that we're getting into in this episode.
“IN A GLOBAL SCALE, INDIGENOUS AND TRADITIONAL CONCEPTS OF GENDER AND SEXUAL DIVERSITY IS ACTUALLY A GALAXY OF IDENTITIES”
In this episode, what we're actually going to be focusing on today is talking about the LGBTQ community, and how we can better support them as healthcare providers, and just as individual people within the world. Stay Tuned, and learn further as we go into this topic and conversation, always leave a comment if you have queries about this episode.
IN THIS EPISODE:
[1:12] Introduction and context for this episode
[3:28] One of the biggest things Dr. Gilbert is struggling with in terms of actually being the supportive health care providers and the supportive people helping LGBTQ2SIA+.
[11:39] Talking about the new consulting service that Dr. Gilbert and her colleague just recently started.
[14:36] Dr Gilbert highlighting their important service you need to know.
[18:24] Dr Gilbert talking about how important it is to create safe and inclusive clinic spaces in a deeper level for the LGBTQ2SIA+ community.
[22:24] Moving beyond the performative ally ship and going to the next level of helping and supporting in a deeper sense.
[24:31] Dr Gilbert talking about many analogies of identity and how that plays on some indigenous folks.
[26:39] Dr Gilbert answers on how we can start to show up more than just a flag carrying-supportive ally?
[35:54] My final statements and takeaways.
**Bio for Dr. Gilbert:**
Dr. Cyndi Gilbert, ND (she/they)
Cyndi is a naturopathic doctor, author, and faculty member at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Providing care to those who are all too often stigmatized or ignored in wellness circles, Cyndi has a primary clinical focus working with LGBTQ2SIA+ and BIPOC communities, people who use drugs, are homeless, disabled, HIV+, precariously employed, and facing mental health challenges.
Co-founder of the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy) Committee at the CCNM, Cyndi facilitates anti-racist anti-oppression / cultural competency training for healthcare providers. They advocate for a collaborative, anti-oppressive, and harm reduction approach that centers patients' voices and experiences. She is also the co-founder of Heal All Consulting, an LGBTQ2SIA+ education and consulting resource for health and wellness practitioners.
In addition to clinical work, Cyndi is the author of several books, including "Forest Bathing: Discovering Health and Happiness Through the Japanese Practice of Shinrin Yoku," published by St. Martin's Press. She is the Associate Editor of the CANDJ and a Board member for the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Cyndi is a queer/spawn, mad White Ashkenazi settler and lives in Toronto with their family. When she isn't working, Cyndi can often be found gardening, hiking, camping, canoeing, traveling, and just generally being outside in nature.
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Hello and welcome back to Two-Eyed seeing, we are going to be talking about all things to do with the immune system and supporting the immune system. So be sure to stay with us.
YOU CAN'T OUTRUN A BAD DIET, YOU ALSO CAN'T OUT SUPPLEMENT A BAD DIET.
In this episode, what we're going to be talking about today is to do with the immune system. During this time of the year, I typically talk to my patients, especially those with families and with young children about how we can best support their immune system. It’s dealing with our current climate of the pandemic. And it's not that the immune system is never important. I would argue that it's always important, especially in light of our current climate. I would argue it's potentially even more important in the sense that everyone is talking about it, and how we can best support our immune system. Stay Tuned, and learn further as we go into this topic and conversation, always leave a comment if you have queries about this episode.
IN THIS EPISODE:
[0:57] Introduction and context for this episode
[3: 49] Basic things that we can do on a day to day basis in our homes.
[4:39] Why is checking our nutrition intake important on a regular basis?
[6:56] How can we better balance our blood sugar levels?
[12:26] Supplements are meant to be a helping tool, not to replace eating.
[13:45] What supplements do we need to take?
[15:22] Herbs that are helpful for our immune system.
[22:11] Why is sleep very important for our immune system?
[25:25] Other ways to support our immune system
[26:27] [20:25] My final statements and takeaways.
Hello and welcome back to Two-Eyed seeing, in this episode we are going to talk about an emotional topic that most of us do not want to talk about. This is going to be a little bit of a tougher topic for most of us, because it's just easier to not talk about it. That's the easy way out. But we really do need to if we want to move forward in a more positive direction for all of us, so stay tuned.
WHAT IS SHAME AND FEELINGS OF SHAME?
In this episode, we’re going to talk about shame and feelings of shame and what we're going to get into is why it's actually better for us in the long run, if we're willing to face up to shame and look at shame, and deal with it, as opposed to running away from it. If we are actually willing to sit with an emotion and actually feel it fully for the length of time that it takes. Stay Tuned, and learn further as we go into this topic and conversation, always leave a comment if you have queries about this episode.
IN THIS EPISODE:
[0:51] Introduction and context for this episode
[1: 27] Our perspective on negative emotions
[2:49] Why do I choose to talk about shame?
[6:44] A deep dive into knowing where my does my shame come from
[8:28] “Shame is Strongest when you're not willing to willing to look at it” - Bernie Brown
[8:32] Where does shame get its power?
[8:51] When is it more helpful to move through shame?
[11:10] The impact of shame for us as an individual.
[14.29] Direct impact to our immediate health and issues.
[16:36] Healing that I've heard from a number of elders in our indigenous communities
[20:25] My final statements and takeaways.
Hello and welcome back to Two-Eyed seeing, in this episode we are actually going to be covering a clip of a recent webinar/seminar that I delivered for one of the indigenous communities that I had the privilege to work with. What we covered in that particular webinar was actually about postpartum mood issues, which is a big issue for so many of you out there. I know a lot of you moms struggled out there and worrying about this even before your baby was born. This is a big issue and we’ll get into understanding why these things happen to us women and some of the natural things that we can do in order to address them and really get to the bottom of it so that we’re not bringing so many issues to us.
In this episode, we’re going to talk about postpartum issues. This experience is common to women who just gave birth. Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, which are high during pregnancy are the primary reason for postpartum depression. There are a lot of things that we should be aware of when this occurs, things to take note of to be able to achieve a speedy recovery to this issue. Stay tuned to learn more!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[1:22] Introduction and context for this episode – A recent webinar that I delivered to one of the indigenous communities that I worked with.
[6:31] The wide range spectrum of Postpartum issues.
[11:00] What you need to know about antidepressants, the side effects after each dosage.
[16:18] Talking about nutrition: “If we don’t eat the right foods, then we’re not going to feel well.”
[19:42] Experiencing stress; the overproduction of cortisol, which affects our blood sugar.
[23:39] Why stress is so important to give attention to.
[28:18] The benefits of breastfeeding and its impact on your hormones.
[32:34] Things we should be aware of about hormonal imbalance, which could be worsened by pregnancy.
[34:00] Making sure that we eat what is right and have adequate nutrition.
[41:18] The “Progressive Muscle Relaxation” technique.
[47:37] Another alternative form of effective medication is ‘Chinese Medicine’.
[48:24] My final statements and takeaways.
Hello and welcome back to Two-Eyed seeing, in this episode we are going to be talking about blood sugar balance and what that means for our weight, especially when we carry too much weight. And we will touch a little bit on emotional eating which is fair warning for anyone that does have emotional eating issues, you may want to either wait on this episode or choose another episode, just so you have fair warning if it’s a triggering topic for you.
MAINTAINING BLOOD SUGAR BALANCE
In this episode, we’re going to talk more about the importance of maintaining weight and blood sugar level. Carrying excess weight is a common problem for many. Also, emotional eating has been an issue for a long period of time for most people. This is the reason why we need to control our food intake to preserve a healthy body. Listen and Stay Tuned.
IN THIS EPISODE:
[1:01] Introduction and context for this episode – Weight and blood sugar relationship and the struggles of emotional eating.
[4:36] The common mistake of ‘sugar addiction’.
[6:25] What happens if we have too much sugar intake?
[9:30] The struggles of emotional eating.
[11:19] When I was young, I also struggled with too much eating, but developed a solution.
[13:50] The acknowledgement of self-love.
[16:48] Speaking from experience: The other side of breakdown is breakthrough.
[17:26] What I want to encourage you in this episode; Stop and Think about your daily struggles.
[19:43] There are so many things to potentially look at!
[20:52] My final statements and takeaways.