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Welcome to The Elizabeth Rider Present!

A well being coach for over a decade, I’ve seen all of it, from school college students to busy professionals to stay-at-home mothers – all people is searching for less complicated options and optimized well-being. And since there isn’t a one proper method for everybody, I’m obsessive about serving to you discover out what works so that you can create a sustainable path to well being and wellness.

This present is all in regards to the instruments, assets, inspiration, and views that can assist you determine find out how to combine well being and wellness practices into your life. From solo episodes to listener Q&As to conversations with scientists, consultants, and changemakers, tune in to search out what works finest for you, so you possibly can go away the remainder behind!


  • What to anticipate on The Elizabeth Rider present
  • Why Elizabeth doesn’t consider in black-and-white considering 
  • How was The Elizabeth Rider Present born?
  • Taking management of your bodily and psychological well being 

“If you find yourself coming to a choice in your well being or your relationships or your life, you could have all the alphabet to select from. You possibly can create something you need in life. It’s not a sure or no reply. It’s not A or B. And after we can get out of our closed mindset, our mounted mindset mind-set, after we can develop a progress mindset, something is feasible.”

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Transcript: Episode 01: Private Evolution + How I Bought Right here

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Elizabeth Rider (00:02):
Welcome to the Elizabeth Rider Present, the place we discuss optimizing well being, private evolution, and defining what true wellness means to you. I’m your host, Elizabeth Rider. I’m a licensed well being coach, longtime blogger and writer of The Well being Behavior. On this podcast, we dive deep into all issues well being and wellbeing. From bodily and psychological well being, spirituality, relationships, way of life selections, and private progress. Every week I convey you inspiring interviews with company and thought leaders, in addition to solo episodes the place I share my very own experiences and insights. My mission is to provide you sensible insights, inspiring tales, and transformative instruments that may provide help to unlock your full potential and create a life you actually love. I hope this podcast serves as a beneficial useful resource to develop your sustainable habits, conscious residing, and an total state of well being and happiness. Let’s dive in.
Hiya everybody, and welcome to the Elizabeth Rider Present. I’m your host, Elizabeth Rider. On this present, we might be diving in serving to you discover out what true wellness means to you, and I’m right here to assist you in your individual private evolution of discovering your highest wellbeing. This present is a mixture of solo episodes, listener Q&As, and conversations with scientists, consultants, and alter makers so to discover what works finest for you and go away the remainder behind. I’ve been a well being coach for over a decade, and I’ve seen all of it on this business. From school college students to busy professionals to remain at house mothers, all people is searching for less complicated options and optimized wellbeing. And I’m right here to inform you that there isn’t a one proper method for everybody. And that’s the reason I’m obsessive about serving to you discover out what works for you and serving to you discover a sustainable path to well being and wellness.
So this present is all in regards to the instruments and assets and inspiration and views that can assist you determine find out how to combine well being and wellness practices, mindset practices, and simply basic well being practices into your life. And I need everybody to know, you need to know that I take my job very severely. However I don’t take life too severely as a result of none of us get out of right here alive. I wish to have enjoyable on this present, so we’ll do a number of enjoyable and fascinating solo episodes and likewise simply enjoyable conversations with company. And actually dive into attending to know individuals and what works for them, and likewise study what has not labored for them so you possibly can take from that and like I stated earlier than, go away the remainder. So the aim of the present, like I stated, is to assist listeners discover what works for you in relation to your well being and wellness and optimized wellbeing.
We’ll discuss meals, we’ll discuss self-care, which is usually bubble baths, however not all the time issues on the skin. Oftentimes, self-care is what we’re doing on the within to deal with our personal psychological well being. We’ll discuss shared human experiences, way of life stuff, tales from company, and simply something that you are able to do from micro habits to life modifications that you just is likely to be contemplating that can make your life higher since you are consistently altering and evolving. Each single day. Billions of cells in your physique renew. So from a bodily perspective, you might be consistently renewing and altering. Day by day you could have new experiences and also you study new data. And your thoughts is consistently evolving and altering every single day as effectively. So I’ve found in life that I don’t consider in binary considering anymore, in black and white considering, saying it needs to be A or B, and people are my solely two choices.
I need to train everybody that when you find yourself coming to a choice in your well being or in your relationships or in your life, you could have all the alphabet to select from. You possibly can create something you need in life. It’s not a sure or no reply. It’s not A or B. And after we can get out of our closed mindset, our mounted mindset mind-set, after we can develop a progress mindset, something is feasible. So I need to speak a bit bit about how this podcast began. So backing up, I used to be working in company America a few years in the past. And I actually appreciated my job, however I used to be working 40, 50 really most likely 60 hour weeks for a giant 4 accounting agency. And I used to be not consuming effectively. I used to be simply consuming no matter they had been bringing into the audit rooms, which oftentimes was simply the massive field chain restaurant’s, meals, and it was scrumptious.
However I began feeling like crap as most individuals do after they don’t eat effectively. And I used to be sitting consistently as a result of I used to be working at a desk job. And each time I did have some likelihood to possibly Google find out how to be more healthy or learn {a magazine} or look one thing up, I’d discover a number of conflicting proof or conflicting concepts. Some articles would say it’s important to be vegan to be wholesome. And a few articles would say, no, it’s important to be paleo and eat a ton of meat and never eat as many carbs. After which there’s the grapefruit food plan and there was simply something that you might consider. And the entire recommendation appeared to work for some totally different individuals, which actually obtained me considering all people’s most likely a bit bit totally different and also you form of have to determine what works for you. I used to be additionally actually drained. And within the earlier years I had been recognized with low thyroid illness.
I used to be very younger when that occurred. I’ll discuss that in a second. However I used to be additionally simply actually drained and I used to be sitting in my residence one evening exhausted, having eaten horrible meals all day, sitting all day, questioning why I had thriller signs after I was younger, I used to be in my early twenties. And I simply realized that one thing wanted to vary. So I made a decision in a late evening Google search to change into a well being coach. I spent a yr studying about well being and wellness from the world’s prime consultants. I began a web based enterprise. I began a weblog, a recipe weblog about wholesome meals that I used to be making and determined to commit myself to rising this enterprise actually to assist my very own private evolution of my very own well being and my very own life. And because it began to develop and I began sharing that with different individuals, it’s actually change into a ardour to share all of this.
So that’s the reason I’m right here. I’ve had the weblog for about 15 years. Hundreds of thousands of readers come yearly. There’s over 75,000 I believe now, individuals on my e mail record who get e mail updates. And this podcast is simply the following enjoyable evolution of with the ability to talk with everybody and join. So I need to speak actually rapidly about let’s again as much as after I was a child. And I used to be actually energetic and I used to be about 18 and I used to be strolling up the steps of my highschool and I needed to sit down as a result of I used to be out of breath, which was very unusual for any individual who was in my place being an energetic child. My mother took me to the physician that evening and so they ran some blood exams and she or he referred to as the following morning and stated you’ll want to put her on thyroid medication proper now.
I keep in mind my mother being so confused on the telephone. She was like, “Thyroid medication, isn’t that for older individuals?” And the physician stated, “Her thyroid ranges are so low, I’m shocked she will be able to even get away from bed.” So I began taking the thyroid medication and I felt higher, and I took that by way of school, simply took the levothyroxine each morning all by way of school. After which in my early twenties began to appreciate that yearly the thyroid medication dose would go up and I’d begin to really feel drained after which they might elevate it once more. And I simply saved considering, we will’t simply hold elevating this yearly. Finally I’m going to be on such a excessive dose, nothing’s serving to. And that’s what was occurring. I obtained on such a excessive dose that it was serving to a bit bit with the fatigue throughout the day, however then I couldn’t sleep at evening.
So I began to dive into what could be the reason for an 18-year outdated on the time and now’s in my twenties, having thyroid points as a result of that’s not tremendous widespread. And I discovered the thought of an idea of reactivated Epstein bar. So Epstein Bar is a virus. It’s the virus that causes what most of us know as mono, mononucleosis. And many people have had mono if you had been in highschool or possibly if you had been a child. And I need to point out this as a result of it’s so widespread that somebody had mono after which finally ends up having thriller signs later in life. And there’s a number of debate about this within the medical group proper now, so I simply need to name that out earlier than we discuss this. There are some useful medication practitioners and naturopaths and medical doctors who concentrate on pure therapeutic who say that reactivated Epstein bar, that virus that causes mono, it will possibly change into reactivated, is completely a factor.
Many people are coping with it, and that it may be the reason for a number of different signs that you just’re having, whether or not it’s thyroid points or adrenal fatigue or different thriller signs which might be presenting for you. There’s one other a part of the medical institution that claims that’s completely not a factor. You get mono as soon as, the virus goes dormant and it’s not an issue anymore. It’s tough to check for. There are some blood exams. I’ll dive into this in a future episode as a result of not all people has this. However for these of you who need to hearken to the Reactivated Epstein Bar story, we’ll we’ll dive into that on a future episode. However I need to point out it right here as a result of whether or not or not you could have activated Epstein bar or possibly you could have one other virus, possibly it’s Lyme illness or it’s some form of power fatigue, otherwise you’re coping with some form of difficulty, you aren’t loopy.
You understand your physique. And in case you are having the signs, you possibly can go on the trail to find what is occurring to your physique. So I obtained actually into understanding Reactivated Epstein Bar and I made a decision that it was actually time to deal with myself. So whether or not or not the precise reactivated Epstein bar that was inflicting it or one thing else in my life, I made a decision that I used to be going to vary the best way that I eat. And I began specializing in contemporary meals and principally vegatables and fruits. I positively need to say this, I consider within the 80 20 way of life. I’m not a strict dieter. You would possibly see me out consuming tacos or enchiladas or one thing in some unspecified time in the future. I’m not into defining food plan kinds and saying that it needs to be a sure method. However I do consider it’s very, essential to fill your physique up with actual meals.
And once more, that’s how the weblog began. It’s only a wholesome meals weblog with a number of wholesome recipes. And that’s the place I obtained my begin. I additionally dove into understanding pure treatments with my naturopath. I began doing one thing referred to as blood ozone therapies, which could sound a bit scary if you happen to’ve by no means heard of one thing like this, however it really made me really feel tremendously higher. It’s referred to as Auto Hemotherapy. Ozone in blood therapies has been used for I believe over 100 years, most likely 200 years now at this level in Europe and elsewhere. What occurs is it’s form of like getting an IV. They hook you as much as what appears to be like like an IV. They take some blood out, they combine that blood in a bag with medical grade ozone fuel. It’s really fascinating to observe as a result of the blood turns vivid crimson as a result of ozone is three oxygen molecule molecules.
There are free radicals in your blood, which is seeking to pair with a kind of oxygen molecules. And when that occurs, it turns into O2, it turns into oxygen, and it turns vivid crimson. After which they really, leaving it within the bag, they put your individual blood again into your physique and that hyper oxygenates your blood and your tissues. And a few individuals do it only for vitality. That is what some individuals would name blood doping in athletics. That is one thing that’s used that athletes do to extend their vitality. And it made me really feel tremendously higher. That’s only one instance that I needed to provide you. I’m not a physician. I’m not recommending that to anybody. That’s only one instance of after I determined to take management of my well being and I made a decision that I used to be in cost and I used to be going to start out doing issues as a substitute of simply taking this little tablet that they had been giving me each single morning.
And I’m glad to say that now that I’m 40, I’m really on a decrease dose of thyroid medication than I used to be in my twenties. It wasn’t about fully saying I’m by no means going to take thyroid medication once more. It was about saying how can I deal with my physique differently? How can I enhance my well being? And the way can I ensure that this doesn’t simply hold happening the trail of getting worse and worse and worse and worse yearly? And that’s the place a number of the weblog and my enterprise have come from, and now this podcast. I need to take you guys by way of your individual private well being journeys. What labored for me could not give you the results you want. I’m going to have a number of consultants on and company. And also you might be able to discover issues from company and consultants that provide help to obtain that optimum residing and that optimum wellbeing that I do know that everyone is after.
I additionally need to point out that by way of this well being journey, for me personally, I’ve had a number of massive aha’s in relation to psychological well being and emotional well being and the way I cope with issues. So my twenties respect to my bodily well being was loads about determining what I simply talked about, changing into a well being coach, determining reactivated Epstein bar, doing a number of issues about bodily well being. And my thirties actually had been about diving into psychological well being and understanding how my feelings had been affecting my bodily well being. After I was 32, I obtained divorced. And on the time it felt like an abrupt ending to a really long-term relationship. And it was a really unhappy time in my life. It felt like my total life imploded fairly rapidly. And I used to be left having to rebuild that life. So I spent most of my thirties digging into what it meant to be wholesome from a psychological well being perspective.
I spent a number of time alone. I traveled the world, which was very, very enjoyable. And I went to a number of remedy as effectively. And we’ll discuss that on this podcast, several types of remedy that I’ve used for psychological well being. And I can actually say previously 4 or 5 years, my life has actually changed into precisely what I needed it to be. I’m really getting married this summer time. Very, very excited. I met in a really fortunate method, however I believe in a really healed method, met my associate nearly 4 months earlier than the COVID shut-downs in early 2020. So I used to be very fortunate for that. And it was a stupendous factor for us from the angle of we had been courting simply lengthy sufficient to say, “Hey, this COVID factor is occurring. Every part is being shut down. We nonetheless need to hold singing one another,” so we created our pod collectively.
And when he proposed final yr, he stated, “I’ve been caught in a home with you for 2 years.” The pandemic was coming to an finish, and he stated, “And I by no means need you to depart.” So I felt the identical method and it was a stupendous factor. But it surely actually was introspective for me as effectively to study what I discovered about psychological well being in my thirties to construct this lovely relationship and this lovely life now. And as I used to be simply saying that, it jogged my memory of after I was internet hosting a wellness retreat. This was about six years in the past, I used to host wellness retreats and I had about 12 ladies on this retreat and this superior lady, we’ll name her Annie, that’s not her actual title, however I’ll simply name her Annie so she has a reputation, was with us. And we had been at this well being retreat consuming all actually wholesome meals.
It was all natural, there have been no electronics. We had been going to sleep early. And it was actually only a retreat to form of reset from life. And each night there wasn’t a ton of organized actions, however each night all of us would come collectively. I believe there have been 12 or 13 of us. It was all ladies. We might come collectively within the night and I’d simply have picked a subject about possibly it was intestine well being or possibly it was pores and skin well being, no matter it was. And we had been speaking about feelings the final evening. So we had been all sitting there and it had struck me all the retreat, Annie was a kind of ladies who she ate virtually too completely, virtually to the purpose the place when any individual’s so devoted to their food plan that it will possibly enterprise a bit bit in direction of disordered consuming, however she appeared wholesome.
In order that was nice. She was very into the keto food plan at the moment. She was very match. This lady was most likely in her late forties or early fifties, and she or he was very match. She slept effectively. And on her consumption kind, I had keep in mind her saying, “I need to come on this retreat as a result of I’m doing the whole lot proper, however I’ve this loopy rash throughout my physique and no physician can determine what it’s.” So she wasn’t coming to the retreat for a prognosis, however she thought, “Oh, possibly I simply have to reset.” So I had had just a few particular person chats with the entire ladies. We ate breakfast collectively, we ate lunch collectively, after which you might do massages or you might do these various things. And it was coming in direction of the top of our time collectively. And we had this nice discuss feelings on the final evening, and everybody was form of heading to mattress.
We had been form of gathering our issues and heading to mattress. And he or she stated, “Do you could have a second to speak?” And I stated, “Yeah, positive.” And he or she stated, “I believe I might need found out what’s inflicting the rash.” And I stated, “Nice, inform me extra.” And he or she stated, “Nicely, really, we simply came upon my son who simply obtained married about 4 months in the past and his spouse are separating.” And I used to be like, “Oh, wow. That have to be actually onerous. That have to be actually onerous information.” And he or she simply dove into this story about how they’d simply contributed to this marriage ceremony, and so they had been so excited that they had been getting married and so they simply had this complete future plan for his or her son. And I keep in mind saying to her, “This sounds actually, actually onerous as a result of that sounds prefer it wasn’t what you had been anticipating.” However we had the discuss how we will’t management what our kids do and we will’t management different individuals.
And he or she stated, “Yeah, I’ve realized that.” After which there was a protracted pause and she or he stated, “However actually, that is actually affecting my very own marriage.” After which the whole lot actually got here out. And he or she actually talked about what was occurring in her own residence. And I considered that story as a result of it was actually for her, not doing extra weight-reduction plan, not doing extra yoga lessons, not doing extra test off the record of self-care, bodily issues. It was actually for her about lastly admitting and understanding the entire exterior issues that had been affecting her feelings in order that she may begin to heal. And there’s story after story after story of that taking place. I used to be simply speaking to a girlfriend who obtained divorced final yr and she or he misplaced 30 kilos inside 4 months of getting divorced when she had tried each food plan beneath the solar. And I’m not advocating for getting divorced, by the best way.
Which may not be for you. Or it is likely to be. But it surely’s oftentimes after we heal the within, after we heal our feelings, after we heal our ideas, after we heal our psychological well being and our previous traumas, that we will transfer previous and make the bodily issues that we have to do like consuming broccoli or ingesting our smoothies, it makes all of that stuff a lot simpler. In order I discussed, I began the weblog over 15 years in the past and had really joined a community advertising firm at the moment. And I need to point out that as a result of if any individual sees my weblog in enterprise proper now, all people asks, how did you construct this? Or How did you get this going? And on the time, I did a community advertising enterprise. And I’m lovingly retired for web from community advertising. I liked that enterprise. I simply grew out of it.
And I went everywhere in the world talking on levels and made so many fantastic mates and discovered a lot in that enterprise. And it was at a time in my life when that was one of the best match. And that’s one thing that I need to discuss as effectively that’ll be all through this complete podcast, is usually in life one thing might be a extremely good match for you and you’ll outgrow it and it’ll now not be a terrific match for you. I began in community advertising from a enterprise perspective, after which I noticed I liked instructing on-line. I used to be instructing my workforce on-line. Webinars and conferences, I moved into instructing on-line programs. And from 2016, my on-line programs began to do even higher than my community advertising enterprise. So I shifted the whole lot to the weblog and to the web programs. After which as I discussed, the pandemic hit and I needed to just do what all people else did as effectively and begin to rethink what I needed life to appear like and what I needed my enterprise to appear like.
So right here we’re with this podcast. I’m so excited to proceed to convey you new episodes to proceed to evolve with you and proceed to let this be a approach to join with the group. We’re going to do all of this with a non-prescriptive method. Once more, I’m not a medical physician. I’m only a one who needs to assist everybody discover out what works finest for them. In case you just like the present, one of the simplest ways to proceed to assist us is to subscribe. Whether or not you’re on YouTube, hit the subscribe button or if you happen to’re within the podcast app to subscribe to this present, that basically helps us proceed to make extra episodes. I’m excited to speak to you all subsequent time. I’ll see you quickly.
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