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The Gavin Sisters Wellness Show

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Sharon & Lauretta are sisters, a comedy double act and owners of the plant based retreat, The Detox Barn. They combine comedy with interviewing experts in the wellness space, as well as sharing their stories of trying to live well as two vegan, single mums living together with their children. It's very down to earth, funny and as far away from Gwyneth Paltrow as you can get.

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United States

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Sharon & Lauretta are sisters, a comedy double act and owners of the plant based retreat, The Detox Barn. They combine comedy with interviewing experts in the wellness space, as well as sharing their stories of trying to live well as two vegan, single mums living together with their children. It's very down to earth, funny and as far away from Gwyneth Paltrow as you can get.

Language:

English


Episodes

Think Fearlessly to grow healthy and wealthy- Julia Leckey

3/1/2024
In this episode, we sit down with the extraordinary Julia Leckey, a seasoned executive, coach, and author who shares her remarkable journey of turning fear into a powerful force for positive change. Julia's self-made success story unfolds against the backdrop of challenges, including battling cancer twice. We delve into her experiences, providing insights that inspire transformation. Julia opens up about her self-made success, emphasising the role of resilience, determination, and a robust network. Julia confesses to overcoming fear, particularly during her cancer diagnoses, and offers advice to anyone in a similar situation. We explore the profound impact of facing fears and how the reality sometimes matches the magnitude of those fears. Key Moments: 3:56: How Julia navigated the anxiety of a challenging cancer diagnosis 6:54: Sharon shares her personal journey of staying positive and overcoming illness 8:25: Strategies to break free from the grip of fear, emphasising positivity, grounding techniques, and embracing the present moment 12:55: How to change your mindset about money 23:17: The delicate art of ending a long-term friendship for the sake of personal growth and wellbeing 28:13: Defining success and questioning traditional notions 32:22: How illness and trauma can reshape our perception and redefine what success really means 37:24: Building momentum in work and life, avoiding stagnation and embracing positive change 45:20: Julia's journey to finding comfort in spirituality Julia's story is not just one of overcoming challenges; it's a powerful narrative of resilience, transformation, and the strength found in embracing fear as a catalyst for positive change. Join us for an episode that offers a fresh perspective on success, fear, and the transformative power of the human spirit. Connect with Julia Leckey: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-leckey-0548331b/?originalSubdomain=uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julialeckeyauthor/ Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:00:56:50

Revolutionising Healthcare Through Nutrition, with Kerstin Plehwe from PAN International

2/23/2024
This week, we’re joined by Kerstin Plehwe, Vice Chair & CEO of PAN International, the Physicians Association for Nutrition, in a transformative dialogue about the profound impact of nutrition on wellbeing. In this episode, we explore the critical connection between mental health and nutrition, shedding light on the link between burnout, depression, and dietary choices. Kerstin unravels the mission of PAN International, encouraging doctors to delve into the health impacts of nutrition, and reveals just how little time is spent on this aspect of medical education. The discussion delves into normalising junk food, PAN's initiative to revamp hospital and school meals, and the identification of the main preventable diseases through nutrition. In the podcast, we discuss: 1:36: The connection between mental health and nutrition 5:40: Sharon’s journey: Healing and reversing an autoimmune disease through diet, nutrition and wellbeing 6:36: The positive impact of giving up alcohol 7:36: PAN's role in encouraging doctors to explore nutrition's health impacts 11:51: Why junk food is normalised in the UK, and PAN's mission to change this 16:55: Transforming hospital food for better patient outcomes 20:04: The state of nutrition in school meals and the need for change 25:48: Identifying main preventable diseases through nutrition 27:09: Non-negotiable health rituals 29:47: Benefits of incorporating smoothies 30:51: Kerstin's adventure as a ranger in South Africa 35:29: Embracing a minimalistic lifestyle 40:39: The importance of human resilience and openness to change This episode offers a wealth of insight into why there’s a desperate need for nutrition to play a stronger role in society’s structures, starting with doctors and the healthcare system. We hope this gives you actionable steps towards a healthier and happier life. More about PAN: https://pan-int.org/ https://www.instagram.com/physicians_association/ Connect with Kerstin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerstin-plehwe-39448918/?originalSubdomain=de Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:00:55:34

Rebuilding Life Through Running, Willpower, and Recovery with Ed Rios

2/16/2024
This week on the podcast we talk to Ed Rios, a testament to the transformative power of willpower, running, and resilience. Ed shares a poignant journey of overcoming loss, battling through a tragic accident, and defying a bleak prognosis. Learn how running emerged as Ed’s refuge after a life-altering accident. Ed's refusal to accept a bleak prognosis after a serious accident becomes the cornerstone of his extraordinary recovery. Stretching, rehabilitation, and the unexpected embrace of Pilates emerge as crucial elements in his triumphant return to running. We explore the therapeutic nature of running, its calming impact on the mind, and how a commitment to a healthy lifestyle became Ed's shield against a blood cancer diagnosis. The episode culminates in a reflection on morning routines as powerful anchors for a day of achievements and wellbeing. Ed Rios's story resonates as a powerful testament to the power of willpower, turning adversity into an opportunity for a happier, healthier, and more resilient life. In this podcast, we discuss: 01:58: Discovering the Healing Power of Running 12:51: Ed’s accident 25:26: Defying the Odds: From Prognosis to Marathon 30:54: Stretching and Rehabilitation 37:08: The Power of Willpower 42:49: The Relaxing Nature of Running 43:28: Confronting a Blood Cancer Diagnosis 44:38: How a Healthy Lifestyle Can Boost Your Immune System and Suppress Illness 48:55: The Importance of Morning Routines Ed’s story is a testament to the extraordinary healing power of running and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Join us in this inspiring episode and discover the profound impact of willpower and resilience in overcoming life’s challenges. Remember, your own health journey is a marathon and not a sprint! Read more about Ed’s story here: https://club.runthrough.co.uk/runner-feature-ed-rios/ Connect with Ed: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwardrioslondon/?originalSubdomain=uk Follow Gavin Sisters. www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:01:01:38

1 in 2 get cancer, what can we do? Dr Shireen Kassam

10/26/2023
Dr Shireen Kassam is a Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital, London with a specialist interest in the treatment of lymphoma. Shireen is passionate about promoting plant-based nutrition for the prevention and reversal of chronic disease and for maintaining optimal health after treatment for cancer. In 2018, she founded Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide evidence-based education on plant-based nutrition. Her latest book Eating Plant Based really does answer all your questions around plant based nutrition. In this episode we concentrate on plant-based eating to support a cancer diagnosis, cancer prevention and chronic illness prevention. This episode really does educate you on the powerful health benefits of plant based nutrition. https://www.amazon.com/Eating-Plant-Based-Scientific-Nutrition-Questions/dp/1781611947 https://www.instagram.com/plantbasedhealthprofessionals/ Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes. Would love you to review us, even a line really helps. Follow us on the links below for more: www.gavinsisters.co.uk Tiktok @gavinsisters Insta: @gavinsistersuk Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:00:57:10

The science behind happiness- Natalie Britt

10/19/2023
Natalie is a trainer, coach and hypnotherapist. After adopting her two chidren she struglled with her role being a new Mum. This lead to a major depression which ultimately propelled her into learning all about habits and hapiness which is what eventually totally transformed her life. She now helps hundreds of others and at the core of her work is about helping people connect with that part of themselves that makes them feel stronger, more resourceful and better able to manage life and work when things are hard. This conversation is a game changer in terms of understating why we do what we do and what triggers good and bad habits. Natalie delves deep into the neuroscience of behaviour, helping us unlock what holds us back and what thought processes lead to the actions we take. Website- Big Happy Life Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:00:57:10

Are you anxiously attached? Jessica Baum

10/12/2023
Jessica Baum is a psychologist and author of the book Anxiously Attached. This week’s conversation is really eye opening. We had never even heard of the concept of attachment styles let alone anxious attachment which Jessica has written a whole book about. It’s hard to understand that we are sometimes playing out how we relate to our parents based on how we attached to our parents. We devoured her book as it started to unlock some key understandings of why certain relationships fail and what our part is in this. This essential understanding can revolutionize not only the relationship you’re in but also help you choose a partner that is able to meet you where you are and accept you for who you are. Jessica guides us through our attachment styles and how in understanding them they can set us free. Jessica's website Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:01:01:50

Changing your life to follow your dreams- Emma Simpson

10/3/2023
Emma Simpson is a wild swimmer and life-long hobbyist writer specialising in narrative non-fiction. Having spent a couple of decades being distracted by a career as an air traffic controller and experiencing two life-wrenching events, she rediscovered her pen and passion for storytelling at the same time as discovering how transformational cold-water swimming was for her health, wellbeing, and sense of connection with the world. Her current book is an exploration into the primal powers of femininity and water; with stories gathered from around the world that demonstrate the power of connection and humanity in an increasingly crazy society. Emma Simpson Website https://www.instagram.com/emmasimpsonauthor/ Blog- Lemon Soul Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:01:13:54

The Vegan Protein Wars! Do we get enough?- Brenda Davis

9/28/2023
Brenda Davis, registered dietitian, is one of the world’s leading plant-based pioneers and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She is widely regarded as a rock star of plant-based nutrition. As a prolific nutrition and health writer, Brenda has authored/co-authored 13 books with nearly a million copies in print in 15 languages. Her most recent works include Plant-Powered Protein. In this episode she clears up the myths around plant-based protein and she does so with data and science. Her passion and knowledge is eye watering and she has a real mission to demystify all the confusing messages. She is determined to show the world that a whole-food, plant-based diet is the key to creating amazing health. https://brendadavisrd.com/ Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:01:06:40

Pay It Forward- Tamzin Outhwaite

9/21/2023
Tamzin Outhwaite is probably best known for her Role as Mel in Eastenders as well as starring in many amazing shows, Red Cap, Hustle, Hotel Babylon and many more. Her stage career is just as impressive performing in Grease, Oliver, Stepping out and Sweet Charity. We saw the real Tamzin, her bravery, authenticity humour and tenacity in The BBC series with Wim Hoff, Freeze The fear. In this episode we see another side to Tamzin, her spirit, openness and generosity as she shares the story behind setting up a retreat charity for woman We Free Women. We talk about aging, self-love, self-care and being a woman in your 50’s in the entertainment industry. Tamzin was so lovely, and this episode really reset Sharon and I and our outlook and a reminder to stay soft and open. https://www.wefreewomen.org/ Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:00:56:15

Can Lifestyle Medicine Heal Disease?- Dr Nitu Bajekal

9/14/2023
This week we speak to Dr Nitu Bajekal, MD, a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the UK with over 35 years of clinical experience in women’s health. Her special interests include Lifestyle Medicine, PCOS. One of the first board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Physicians in the UK. Dr Bajekal is passionate about spreading health awareness, and providing reliable medical and lifestyle information for the general public, doctors, workplaces, and schools. She is the co-author of Living PCOS Free along with her daughter and nutritionist, Rohini Bajekal. In this episode we talk about using lifestyle alongside traditional medicne. We delve into the myths asscoiated with various diets and the power of a wholefood plant based lifestyle. We talk about menapuse, the confusions surrounding it and what we can do do support ourselves, especially if we can't or dont want to use HRT. Read more about Dr Bajekal’s work and profile here: https://nitubajekal.com Follow her on Instagram to hear her latest updates @drnitubajekal Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:01:08:10

Hold On To Your Kids- Dr Gordon Neufeld

9/7/2023
Gordon Neufeld is a developmental psychologist from Vancouver. He is the author of the book Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers (co-authored with Gabor Mate). Neufeld is founder of the Neufeld Institute based in Vancouver, which provides education and training for parents and professionals based on Neufeld's attachment theories. https://neufeldinstitute.org/ CTA links: Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:01:04:05

How To Be Your Own Therapist- Owen O'Kane

5/15/2023
Owen O’Kane is a psychotherapist, former NHS Mental Health Lead and author of the best-selling books Ten Times Happier and his latest How To Be Your Own Therapist. We talk about our stories and how they influence us. Owen's own personal story, growing up in the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland and coming out to an Irish catholic community. Owen has an incredible ability to connect and talk with you, his humour, warmth and insight are unbelievably comforting. From training to be a priest to working in palliative care where he shares with us the secrets of life from those that are dying. This is the perfect end to our season. Owen O'Kane Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:01:09:54

7 Practises That Can Change Your Life- Amber & George Knight

5/8/2023
George Knight and Amber rose are the founders of Beyond Domestication, a wellness platform that incorporates 7 rewilding practises. A way to tap into our inner nature to foster greater personal health and wellbeing. In this week’s episode George talks about healing his chronic autoimmune using the 7 practices and Amber shares with us her own mental health challenges that she had to navigate through from adolescence and how the process of re wielding changed both of their lives. This is a truly uplifting and inspiring episode that will make you want to run our into nature. And perhaps even get naked! Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:00:48:18

Why Is Education Failing Us? - Guy Claxton

5/1/2023
Guy Claxton is a cognitive scientist. He is the author and co-author of many books including Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases When You Think Less, Wise Up: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning, New Kinds of Smart and many more. He is an impressive academic and professor with the ability to talk with such a down to earth quality that you are not intimidated by his enormous brain. He guides us through our archaic approach to the education system. We explore what do we want our children to learn, How to regurgitate facts or how to think creatively with curiosity? Guy emphasises that yes results matter but equally as important is the type induvial that goes out in the world. What an illumining and educational conversation. https://tinyurl.com/Guy-Claxton-books Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:01:09:01

Turning tragedy to hope- Justin Caffrey

4/24/2023
Justin went from being a financial giant in the investment world to one of Europe’s leading minds in resilience, leadership, business strategy, psychological safety, and practical neuroscience. Whilst working in finance, he founded multiple companies, he was at the top of his game, fuelled by adrenaline, drive and anxiety. Just at the peak of his Career Justin’s son Joshua died. We discuss the aftermath of this enormous tragedy, how his life fell apart and what he did to not only transform his life but how he helps transform others. This conversation is truly heart-breaking, life affirming and is so packed with wisdom and inspiration it will make you re-evaluate all that you think life is about. To find out more about Justin and his work visit his site: https://www.justincaffrey.com/ Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:01:14:41

How to get the best nights sleep- Dr Oliver Bernath

4/17/2023
Dr Bernath really is an expert in our favourite subject, sleep. After completing his Medical Doctorate thesis in muscle electrophysiology, Dr Bernath trained as a neurologist at the University of Chicago and completed fellowships at the University of California San Francisco in clinical neurophysiology. He trained in Sleep Medicine in Chicago with and then at the world’s first Sleep Disorders Clinic at Stanford University. He led the Northern California Sleep Disorders Center in San Francisco and now sees patients at the NHS Sleep Clinic in London. We talk how we can get the best nights sleep amd the impact of not getting enough. Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:01:18:30

Cameron Herold- How To Visualise Your Future

4/10/2023
Cameron talks to us about visualising your future and creating your best life. How school grades don’t predict your future and how to prioritise what’s important. Cameron is the mastermind behind hundreds of company’s exponential growth and has earned his reputation as the business growth guru. The author of 5 books, Cameron is also a top-rated international speaker, having spoken on all 7 continents. The founder of the COO Alliance, the World’s Leading Network for Seconds in Command, he’s also the host of the Second in Command: The Chief Behind the Chief podcast, where he interviews COOs and other seconds to share their insights with his listeners. His latest book The Second In Command is available on Amazon The Second In Command Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes. Would love you to review us, even a line really helps. Follow us on the links below for more: https://gavinsisters.co.uk/ Tiktok @gavinsisters Insta: @gavinsistersuk Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: The funny Vegans

Duration:00:59:12

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life- Nir Eryal

4/3/2023
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psycholigy technology, and business. He co-founded and sold two tech companies since 2003 and was dubbed by The M.I.T. Technology Review as, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” He is the author of two bestselling books, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Indistractable received huge critical acclaim. In this episdoe we talk about the hacks we can use to keep on task and how to use technoilgy to help us rather than distrct us. Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:01:09:50

Prince Harrys' Therapist- Gabor Mate talks about how and why we get sick.

3/22/2023
Today we welcome Dr. Gabor Maté. A physician, renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Gabor is highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, stress, and childhood development. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing, he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction. He is also a co-developer of Compassionate Inquiry, a therapeutic approach for deep healing and transformation. His newest book is called The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture. https://drgabormate.com/ Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @gavinsistersuk TIKTOK:@gavinsisters Facebook: @TheDetoxBarn You Tube: @gavingavin

Duration:01:06:26

How To Heal A Broken Heart- Rosie Green

9/28/2022
Rosie is an award-winning journalist who has spent twenty years writing for Red, Elle, Vogue, The Times and The Daily Mail. After experiencing a traumatic break up two years ago, she wrote a best-selling book called How to Heal a Broken Heart. It’s filled with all the dos and dont's of gettinh over your ex. For us, it really was a book about the beauty of friendship. When the shit hits the fan, her friends slowly but surely got her back on her feet. Towards the end of book it’s so empowering, I wanted to dance around the kitchen singling all the single ladies by Beyoncé it’s that feel good! https://www.lifesrosie.co.uk/ Remember to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW so you don't miss any new episodes, follow us on the links below for more and please review us, even one line helps!! www.gavinsisters.co.uk Insta: @thedetoxbarn Facebook: @gavinsistersuk You Tube: The funny Vegans

Duration:01:15:36