The Link Between Our Physical And Emotional Pain- How Do We Heal?
August 28, 2013
Hosted by Meg Richichi
Our muscular skeletal structure is like a shield of armor, protecting us from physical and emotional "hits" experienced in daily life. What if TMJ, sciatica or heartburn is our body’s way of expressing emotional ache? My next guest, Mackenzie Chambers- Pilates teacher and body coach with over 25 years of experience, will help us understand how today's stressors create a myriad of physical symptoms. Mackenzie’s believes, “Stress is a vague word but any time we feel we must defend ourselves, run away, or feel any tension at all, our muscles will clench. When we "freeze up" repeatedly, we create our very own pain map or body's "stress landscape". I've developed techniques that anyone can learn to undo these habits that may show up as back pain, headaches, strain, bad posture and even fibromyalgia. We'll discuss how to discover your own stress landscape, as well as tips for undoing it! Tips you can take into the workplace, sitting on a plane, or even into your own fitness regimen."
Food For Thought
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Women of all ages continue to travel at a velocity completely out of rhythm with who they are. The way a woman lives her life is directly linked to her health, vitality and how sexy she feels! A woman doesn’t wake up one day with PMS, fibroids, being 20 pounds overweight or lupus. These symptoms reflect lifestyle choices made over time.
What I’ve observed in working with women are escalating effects of daily stress, such as burnout, working long hours, skipping meals, low libido, insomnia, too much caffeine and too little time for themselves. My mission is to help women understand they aren't at the mercy of their hormones. Food for Thought will provide tools from myself and my leading expert guests to help you create smart choices.
Ultimately, what we bring forth into our world gives birth to who we are each day. How we nurture ourselves nurtures our overall hormonal wellness. I’m committed to demystifying hormonal issues and various ailments plaguing women in today’s fast paced world.
I've been an Integrative Women’s Health Practitioner for the last 18 years blending both Eastern and Western modalities in my NYC practice. My extensive studies include training in holistic-functional medicine with esteemed physicians a in the U.S., a leading hospital in Vietnam, herbalogy and shamanic healing practices in the Brazilian Rain Forest.
I’m a health detective that thinks outside the box of conventional medicine. I treat the whole person and seeing beyond the label of symptoms and disease. Women are not deficient in synthetic hormones or immune suppressant drugs but in vital nutrients and healthier life style choices.
I focus on stress related hormonal imbalances including infertility, autoimmune disorders, gut issues and pain syndromes. My integrative approach includes personalized programs in nutrition, detoxification and supplementation setting women back on a path of feeling whole and vibrant.
I also facilitate workshops and speak to a wide range of audiences that include NYC top hospitals, Infertility organizations and Equinox. I’ve also done magazine and radio interviews for Vogue, Real Simple, NPR, Refinery29, Well+Good and VitalJuice.