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.
Hello and welcome back to Two-Eyed seeing, in this episode we are going to go in a slightly different direction in relation to our Moon Time or our cycle. Since we just recently talked about Moon Time. So stay with me and stay tuned!
A CLOSER LOOK WITH HEALTH AND PREGNANCY
In this episode, we’re going to talk more about healthy pregnancy. Given the previous episode about the female hormonal cycle or the Moon Time, I am going to look further and take you to a deeper understanding about this topic. This is very important as it reflects futuristic results with the next generation. Let’s learn together, listen and stay tuned!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[0:50] Introduction and context for this episode – More in depth look about The Moon Time.
[3:25] My reason for talking about this topic, is to raise awareness to women.
[5:00] Assisted fertility is important, however, it is still better to have normal fertility.
[7:25] We need to put you into a healthier place, before you think of being pregnant.
[10:14] The healthier you are every single day, the healthy you will be on your pregnancy.
[14:23] Thinking about starting a family, this is the best time to have this conversation.
[16:07] Futuristic vision: We try to see the future generation, your grandchildren, to live a better and healthier life.
[18:12] Let’s create some really great health decisions for your own life and for your children, this creates a huge ripple effect in the future.
[18:41] My final statements and takeaways.
Hello and welcome back to Two-Eyed seeing, in this episode we are going to talk about our cycles, or what we commonly call our ‘Moon Time’. If this topic does not interest you, you may want to skip over this one. However, if you’re the type of male that is ready to hear and understand this conversation, so that you can be supportive to the women in your life, then I highly encourage you to keep listening.
WHAT IS HORMONE CYCLE OR MOON TIME?
In this episode, we’re going to talk about the hormonal cycle or the Moon Time of a biological female/woman. I wanted us to understand first the essentials of how the cycle works and the importance of knowing hormonal balance. This marks a very important health indicator to every woman who is out there. 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:
[1:20] Introduction and context for this episode – The body cycle or our Moon Time.
[5:00] The variations of the Women Cycle.
[7:40] The normal cycle should be around 28 to 35 days.
[8:15] There are always different experiences of Cycle, however there are few things we should be aware of.
[9:30] The fertilization period and the healthy pregnancy.
[11:10] I want every woman who is listening to this to properly understand this topic, to be able to increase awareness of health.
[15:04] The tradition of Honoring Women.
[16:47] The inconvenience that a period brings.
[20:07] My final statements and takeaways.
Hello and welcome back to Two-Eyed seeing, in this episode we’ll be talking about culture and language, and the important role that it has to play in our healthcare.
CULTURE AND LANGUAGE INTO HEALTHCARE
In this episode, we’re going to discuss culture and language and its significant role in society. There are still existing cases of racism and wrong treatment in our healthcare system against indigenous communities. I believe that we all need to hear this to be able to educate ourselves so that racism will be eradicated amongst Canadian people and also around the world. Listen and stay tuned to learn more!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[0:48] Introduction and context for this episode – More in depth look at culture and language and its significance into our healthcare system.
[5:10] The truth today about culture and languages to the indigenous communities.
[7:21] It is the idea and concept of sharing that will shape us to be better individuals in society.
[9:38] Instances of racism and misunderstanding in the healthcare system among Canada.
[10:45] We need to educate ourselves, there should be nobody treated as no one.
[14:51] Look deeper into the ‘Truth and Reconciliation’, have a closer look and try to understand.
[17:29] This issue needs more understanding as such it is not just a simple matter.
[18:56] My final statements and takeaways.
Hello and welcome to the sixth episode of the Two-Eyed Seeing. In this episode, we’re going to be talking about something very near to my heart. It’s about BMI or also known as Body Mass Index, and we’re going to go into this in some depth, so if you have issues with Body Image, you may find this very interesting to listen to. So Stay Tuned!
THE HISTORY OF THE BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)
In this episode, I’m going to talk about the Body Mass Index. Since we have many misconceptions and misinterpretations about this topic. I am going to elaborate on the true purpose of the Body Mass Index. I am also going to talk about the history of BMI and why it was created to measure us humans. Listen and learn, this topic is very interesting!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[1:14] Introduction and context for this episode – The BMI or the Body Mass Index and its history.
[3:30] The racist history of the Body Mass Index.
[5:39] The development of Body Mass Index through the course of history.
[7:51] The true purpose of Body Mass Index and the intention of the inventor is to measure population over time.
[12:23] The common misconceptions and misunderstandings about BMI - not a good indicator.
[13:20] We should look at other measures to define ourselves in terms of health.
[15:58] I look at many other things and measures to diagnose my patients which are not offensive.
[17:12] My opinion about the Body Mass Index.
[19:12] We need to get rid of the misinterpretations about the Body Mass Index.
[19:51] My final statements and takeaways.
Hello and welcome to the fifth episode of the Two-Eyed Seeing. In this episode, we’re going to answer the question “What is a Birth Doula?” and the practices and implications of Doula work in both indigenous communities and outside indigenous communities in a wider world. Sit back, relax, and Stay Tuned!
WHAT IS A BIRTH DOULA AND THE DOULA WORK?
In this episode, I’m going to talk about Birth Doulas. The work we do and the amazing benefits that a Doula can provide all throughout a woman’s pregnancy until birth. We will also talk about the differences between having Birth support and having none. With that being said, listen and learn more from this episode!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[1:07] Introduction and context for this episode – What is a Birth Doula and its work all about?
[3:19] What do I focus on more?
[4:11] The benefits that a Birth Doula can provide, even before pregnancy.
[5:05] What we do is to support the women throughout pregnancy until birth.
[7:56] Having a Birth Doula to support you really makes a huge difference.
[9:50] Price range of Birth Package and the typical cost of having a Birth Doula.
[12:18] What is Birth support all about, ‘Doulas will be with you all throughout until birth.’
[15:25] There are many different ways that someone can potentially be a Doula.
[15:25] Indigenous Doulas are quickly growing into our communities again, which is amazing!
[19:15] My final statements and takeaways.
Hello and welcome to the third episode of the Two-Eyed Seeing. In this episode, we’re going to cover the true meaning of Naturopathic Medicine and its aspects. Stay Tuned!
WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE AND ITS PRIMARY BENEFITS?
In this episode, I’m going to elaborate clearly what Naturopathic Medicine is all about. Many have claimed that Naturopathic Medicine is only one thing, which this belief is wrong at all aspects. Naturopathic Medicine has a lot of benefits, that is why you have to listen to be able to learn many things. Listen and Stay Tuned!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[0:36] Introduction and context for this episode – What is Naturopathic Medicine?
[1:25] Why Naturopathic Medicine is so important to me?
[3:36] Naturopathic Medicine is harnessing the powers of Mother Nature, our bodies, and our own healing powers.
[4:55] Naturopathic Medicine is not just one thing; it has many aspects to consider.
[6:35] It covers western and indigenous views of philosophies and medicine.
[9:54] We have to find a way to reconnect with our natural world.
[13:12] Thinking about the future generation.
[15:30] The natural things that would provide us health benefits.
[16:40] I do what I do because I believe that we’d be able to leave the earth better than we found it.
[16:51] My final statements and takeaways.
Hello and welcome to the third episode of the Two-Eyed Seeing. In this episode, we’re going to be talking about residential school. This happens to be a triggering topic for you, because you have either been a survivor of residential school or you have a close family member who is a survivor of residential school then maybe this might not be the right time to listen to this episode. Potentially, I encourage you to hold off to this one. But if you don’t know what residential school even means or you’ve heard it in passing, then I highly encourage you to listen to this episode.
WHAT IS A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR INDIGENOUS?
In this episode, I’m going to give you all a brief explanation about the history of Canadian Residential School Program. This is a very interesting topic and a must learn so we’d be able to appreciate and understand the true history of Canada. Stay Tuned!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[1:13] Introduction and context for this episode – What is a Residential School?
[2:53] The main objective of Residential School.
[5:16] The main point was to take the indigenous out of them so that they would fit into the mainstream society.
[8:22] Another important impact about residential schools.
[9:50] It is the concept of generational trauma to be found out as a result of residential schools.
[11:17] We need to understand our history as Canadians to better serve the future.
[12:13] One of the bright lights that resulted from residential schools.
[15:44] If you are unaware of residential school, try to read and understand some articles of this historical program.
[17:34] My final statements and takeaways.
In today’s episode of Two-Eyed Seeing, we’ll be having our very first interview with none other than my father, Doctor Ed Connors. So stay tuned as we’re going to be talking all about things around Two-Eyed Seeing, and understanding what this concept actually means.
USE BOTH EYES TO DETERMINE COLLABORATION AND WHAT IS THAT IS OF BEST INTEREST FOR US IN TERMS OF DETERMINING WHICH KNOWLEDGE IS BEST TO FOLLOW.
Making use of both the Indigenous and Western knowledge and thoroughly understanding its principles is a simple definition of Two-Eyed Seeing. If we were to treat both knowledge as equals and gaining ultimate gains from it is the result from recognizing and respecting both knowledge and its value.
Today we will be speaking with Dr. Ed Connors. And we will be covering what Two-Eyed Seeing is in more detail, and explore the underlying gems of learning about the concept. Stay Tuned!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[0:59] Introduction of the context and guest for this episode— bits of Dr. Ed Connors’ background and why he is a great person to speak about this topic.
[4:50] Common Spirits and Dr. Connors’ life journey.
[8:53] Getting more into the concept of Two-Eyed Seeing: Understanding the etymology, in depth explanation of the concept and how to use it by going back to its history.
[14:42] Changes that created the underlying concepts that make up the importance of inquiring over different perspectives.
[18:08] Turtle Island and its history of colonization that gave way to understanding both Indigenous and Western worldview.
[22:45] “Although we have these differences that we could actually do recognized the commonalities.”
[26:51] My take on the in depth explanation of the Two-Eyed Seeing concept and the inquiry about how we can use both Indigenous and Western knowledge.
[28:28] Western knowledge on survivability sustainability and the personal experience with the combination of using Indigenous and Western knowledge on healing and medicine.
[33:18] Steps of conceptualizing Two-Eyed Seeing for starters; experiences and examples.