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Episode 51 | Easy and Affordable HealthCare for Staying Health

You'll learn the practices to reduce your risk of getting sick and holistic health tips for winter. As winter approaches, it's crucial to fortify our bodies against the inevitable coughs and colds that come with the season!

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Episode 51: Easy and Affordable, Preventative Healthcare Measures to Stay Healthy

Preventive Healthcare Measures for Staying Healthy


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[00:00:14] Amy: Hello. Welcome back to the Holistic Health Show. We have another great episode for you today, and I'm excited to introduce Jaspery joining us all the way from the UK. Now, she is the whole body pharmacist. So she's gonna tell us a little bit more about what that means, but she's a holistic and clinical prescribing pharmacist.

[00:00:38] Amy: Welcome to the show. I can't wait to To get started with you, Jasperite.

[00:00:41] Jaspreet Randhawa: Thank you. Thank you, Amy. I'm really grateful to be here and thank you for giving me time. So the whole body pharmacist basically stems from myself being in clinical normal community pharmacy qualified here in the UK And I have been for 15 years I then started to prescribe after undertaking an extension course and I started prescribing amongst the community and writing prescriptions and doing diagnosis and I've been doing that for the last 10 years.

[00:01:10] Jaspreet Randhawa: Basically, over the last 15 years, I realized that A lot of conventional medication doesn't actually make people better. So, that's when I started questioning what I've been doing for all of these years. And started to really look into some alternative therapies. But not [00:01:30] completely separately, you know.

[00:01:31] Jaspreet Randhawa: I find that a lot of holistic therapies are holistic only. Whereas I have the added benefit of doing the clinical as well. Being able to see red flags of really major illnesses. And so I still have the scientific side there and with the alternative holistic side as well.

[00:01:48] Jaspreet Randhawa: The problem that we have is that we use it for everyday care not just the emergency.

[00:01:53] Jaspreet Randhawa: And that's where I think the system is a little bit broken. Number one, that puts pretty much all of the accountability of your health on your doctor or on your prescriber. You're effectively going to that person and saying, You know, maybe I need to change my diet or exercise or lose some weight, but I don't think I can do that right now.

[00:02:15] Jaspreet Randhawa: So can you prescribe for me instead? You know, and that's not really the way that , medicine should be used. And. That way doesn't really give you the results either. We just mask the problem. It's still there. The root is still there. We're just not pulling it out.

[00:02:31] Amy: And I, I say this in, you know, or I've said this in quite a few previous episodes as well, and anyone who knows me will hear me kind of, I guess, not really rant on about it, but I repeat it a lot because I was a paramedic in Canada.

[00:02:44] Amy: , I've always been interested in the holistic side of things.

[00:02:46] Amy: , I grew up as that, with that as my life, but I was always really interested in medicine as well. And then I just, I would be in the ambulance and , you have your regulars, you know, and your regular patients is what I mean. And they're, they keep coming back because they don't make any [00:03:00] changes other than adding medicines to, to their bag.

[00:03:03] Amy: And when, when patients come in the ambulance, they're always, you know, or when you go into a house as a, as a paramedic to, to see a patient, you always gather up their medications. And sometimes people are coming out, , literally bags. And it's because So they're taking just as an example, something for high blood pressure and then they're taking something else because the high blood pressure gives them the medication, gives them other symptoms.

[00:03:30] Amy: So it's like a domino effect, but they're not changing their lifestyle. And it sounds like this is kind of what you're getting at, is there's a lot more we can do to actually remedy the issue and make you a healthier human instead of slapping on this bandaid in the form of a tablet or

[00:03:47] Amy: an injection.

[00:03:48] Jaspreet Randhawa: exactly. And the thing is, when we say it that way, Of course, we have to, we have to take some actions, right? There's some things that we can definitely do to look after ourselves. But I also understand that sometimes there's cases of people, often there's cases of people who just are not in the right mental space to be able to take on that accountability or responsibility for themselves, they may look well enough, but there's something inside, which is causing them to kind of self sabotage, you know We're really complex, we're multi, multi layered, you know, and we need an approach of care which takes the community.

[00:04:26] Jaspreet Randhawa: And I think that's something that we miss now, , in the UK for sure. [00:04:30] Every day, patients say to me, I don't know who my doctor is. You know, I don't have a regular doctor. I see a different one every time. We're still blessed to have a free healthcare system here. You know, I'm, I'd much rather that we have that than it go completely. So I'm grateful for what we have, but when everybody expects a level of health care up here and kind of wants us as the practitioners to take care of them all without any responsibility for themselves, it's hard. You're going to get a broken system, right? Yeah. So, yeah, we're, we're multifaceted. It's going to take a lot of unraveling. We've got to go right the way back to figure out how we can soon start to move forward because we're not getting the results that we want. Medication is not going to fix our problems, unfortunately.

[00:05:22] Amy: And so how are you adding this holistic perspective on, because you know, you've said the science, but also you're exploring or you have explored alternative therapies, so how are you able to take that into your daily work as a pharmacist?

[00:05:35] Jaspreet Randhawa: I've been working in a really lovely pharmacy for the last seven years. And I was very, very lucky to have the opportunity to incorporate every service that I wish to, you know, I kind of had the autonomy and the freedom to go in and say, okay, this is what I would like to do. And this is the clinic that I would like to run.

[00:05:51] Jaspreet Randhawa: I've been raised in a traditional Indian family. And really that's where a lot of my holistic side comes from because the remedies that my mom used on me when I was a [00:06:00] child, they worked. , which is different from what I see now.

[00:06:03] Amy: yes,

[00:06:04] Jaspreet Randhawa: And that's the reason why I have faith in alternative therapies.

[00:06:09] Jaspreet Randhawa: So Ayurvedic traditional Chinese medicines somatic therapy, I kind of feel like all of these things put together and more, you know, acupuncture, et cetera, et cetera, there's so many different modalities. I feel like they work because we take into account the physical body the energy body, and then we use the emotions to connect the two,

[00:06:31] Jaspreet Randhawa: and so when you take into account those three different areas, Only then can we really get to the root cause and start to deal with the issue. For example today, I spoke to somebody and their symptoms are just so vague, but they just don't feel right. And they've had so many tests and there's, there's no result from the test, which shows that there's a problem, you know, but as I was speaking to that person, it was quite clear that There seems to be some kind of emotional issue which is causing the symptoms.

[00:07:02] Jaspreet Randhawa: And because the tests are not showing anything, she'll be stuck. She'll be stuck for a long time. So that's where I think it's important to be able to incorporate different modalities. And I'm a qualified somatic therapist and I'm a trauma informed practitioner, so taking into account the fact that people suffer with trauma , from a young age, and that will shape, what physical symptoms they could potentially get.

[00:07:27] Jaspreet Randhawa: It's really helpful to be able to put [00:07:30] these things together and not, not just think, okay, you have high blood pressure because your diet's bad. No, not necessarily.

[00:07:38] Jaspreet Randhawa: I know a lot of people who have got a really bad diet, but they don't all have high blood pressure, you know? it can be caused by , a whole history of complex trauma, which just doesn't allow for the blood pressure to go back to normal.

[00:07:50] Jaspreet Randhawa: So with that in mind, yeah, I've been practicing this for the last seven years in a lovely central London branch. And I found that actually one of the biggest things, which was transformative for my patients was just giving them time,

[00:08:05] Jaspreet Randhawa: just listening to them.

[00:08:07] Amy: It's incredible just to have a listening ear, you know, where and I'm, again, , I truly am appreciative of the Western system. So when I say things like I'm about to say, I'm not having a go, but doctors are only given 15 minute time slots to figure out what's wrong, to solve a puzzle, right?

[00:08:28] Amy: , how? You can't have, like you said, you can't build a relationship. You don't know your doctor. You're not seeing the same doctor in a lot of cases. And so they can't, they can't build this puzzle. You know, of your life, of your body, of, , your history, and it's just, it's just not possible, and to have someone listen to you, to feel heard and validated, makes a huge difference to even how you approach your own health, I think.

[00:08:57] Amy: Because when you walk out of a doctor's office, and you [00:09:00] think, well, they didn't care. I wasn't able to say everything that I was thinking or feeling, you know. You walk out feeling more broken, more stressed because you've taken the time to go, you know, you've probably had to take a couple of hours of off work for this 15 minute appointment and you got really nowhere ,

[00:09:17] Jaspreet Randhawa: Symptoms are treated like they're superficial and they're just on the top layer. And really, there's a lot that's gone on underneath. And you're right, a listening ear, sometimes that's enough to take half of the burden off. To feel that you're important and that you're not just making these things up.

[00:09:36] , especially in the case of like this client that you had seen today or this patient Who everything's coming back normal all the tests are normal, but she knows that there's something wrong And so now she's going home or you know, should she have been seeing a you know, a traditional Western GP Would have been going home going well, there's nothing wrong with me I must be making this up and then feeling terrible inside,

[00:09:59] Amy: , but to have someone like yourself say, okay, well, here's X, Y, Z that you can, you know, you can explore. And I hear what you're saying.

[00:10:06] Jaspreet Randhawa: You know, we're in a really good position where we can learn so quickly. I mean, look at us, we're on different sides of the world, and we're sat here talking about the same thing, holistic health, you know?

[00:10:17] I wanted to maybe pick your brain a little bit about how those of you who are going into winter and us for later next year, how we can better kind of prepare [00:10:30] for the winter space, you know, build our bodies immunity up when we're coming into that

[00:10:35] Jaspreet Randhawa: The first thing is to boost your immunity to keep your immune system health is high doses of vitamin D. I would recommend that everybody takes it. In the UK in particular, I mean, I can speak for here in the winter, we don't get enough sun.

[00:10:50] Jaspreet Randhawa: People stay inside because the weather isn't great. So, you're not getting the very basic. And we have an increased number of viruses around in the winter. Historically, we always have, so it's cold and flu season. So, around one or two months before, we should start to take vitamin D. And the dose that I tend to like is 4, 000 units a day.

[00:11:11] Jaspreet Randhawa: It's a good high dose. If you have excess of it, let's say you've got enough vitamin D in your system and you just need topping up a little bit more, whatever is extra will just be urinated out. It's not going to be a problem to your system. In addition to that, I would also recommend magnesium because it helps the vitamin D to be absorbed.

[00:11:29] Jaspreet Randhawa: It also helps with relaxing your muscles. Getting you out of that kind of high tense or high stress body situation and it helps for you to get a rested sleep because rest is really important as well. We tend to find in the winter phase here, people get exceptionally busy with Christmas parties, going out, you know, socializing, working full time, still catering to their children and then trying to , fight cold and flu.

[00:11:57] Jaspreet Randhawa: So the body's main [00:12:00] way of trying to recover is always to have good rest. And that's where the magnesium is quite important. Vitamin C, 1000 milligrams a day. That's vitally important. It helps keep your immune system strong, mops up loads of antioxidants that are just floating around. But to bear in mind of all of these, it's important that you have supplements that are clean.

[00:12:22] Jaspreet Randhawa: You know, limited fillers and you know, all of the nasty additives that they put in. By the time you finish digesting all of those, you lose half of, half of the strength of the, the actual supplement.

[00:12:33] Amy: sometimes you hear that they're, they've got sugar and things added into


[00:12:38] Amy: Is that, that's not necessary, right? You know, you're not using the sugar to do anything other than fill the capsule, .

[00:12:44] Jaspreet Randhawa: Yeah, and then, I mean, you see these vitamins that are for children or sometimes even adults, you know, they put sugar with them because they want them to taste better. You've got to really think about it. Be careful with your choices because if in every instance, as communities, we're saying reduce your sugar intake we definitely wouldn't recommend it with your, with your vitamins.

[00:13:05] Jaspreet Randhawa: It's not a good idea. We just destroy the gut microbiome with all of these ultra processed things. And that's the next item that I would say is really important for keeping your immunity during these winter months. A good probiotic, you know, if, if buying a probiotic is not an option that you want to take, if you don't know which one to get, you can make your own kefir [00:13:30] yogurt, which is like a fermented yogurt.

[00:13:33] Jaspreet Randhawa: And it's really, really simple. You can Google it. I do it every day and I've just found that it's kept me so well. And I have like more energy because everything seems to be just working really well together, you know?

[00:13:46] Jaspreet Randhawa: A really good sign of emotional blockages, energy blockages you know, physical symptoms, is to be constipated.

[00:13:56] Jaspreet Randhawa: And your body will tell you that first, that it doesn't feel comfortable, something's not right, by changing your digestive habits. So, when you have constipation, A change in your digestive habit, look around, like be intrigued, why has this happened?

[00:14:11] Jaspreet Randhawa: What is it that's changed, you know? Am I more tense? Am I more stressed? Has somebody upset me? Have I suppressed an emotion and I've not been clear with how I really feel? You know, or have I just eaten something that doesn't suit me?

[00:14:26] Amy: Yeah.

[00:14:27] Jaspreet Randhawa: But your digestive your digestive motions are a really big sign into your health.

[00:14:34] Jaspreet Randhawa: And it's the first indicator of your health as well. So yeah, probiotics are great for that. Absolutely brilliant.

[00:14:39] Amy: . Because you do, you get asked, I mean, I've been asked that lots of times, the doctors, you know, I may not have been asked some other important questions, but it's always like, are you still going to the toilet? You know, are you peeing frequently? How often are you? You know, going to the toilet, right?

[00:14:54] Amy: And you're right. Our health manifests in so many ways. And I like to always say to people, you [00:15:00] know, if you can start journaling or if you're not going to write, if you can have five minutes a day where you're just sitting with yourself, not on your phone and reflecting on your day, thinking, how did I feel today?

[00:15:11] Amy: What did I do today? What didn't I like today? And just reflecting and looking inward. And then examining your external environment, it just helps you notice things so much more and so much, you know, more proactively than, oh, I haven't actually spent time on my own or thought about my own health and wellness and life.

[00:15:32] Amy: And now all these things are popping up.

[00:15:35] Jaspreet Randhawa: Yeah. Yeah. You're, you're completely right. You know our lives are very busy now. You know, we're always on the go.

[00:15:42] Jaspreet Randhawa: Even a minute of reflection for some people is, you know, it's unheard of. So this is something that is so important to sit with yourself and ask yourself, how am I, how am I really and let your body tell you and your feelings tell you and your emotions tell you, and then, navigate from there.

[00:16:04] Jaspreet Randhawa: If you've only got a minute, you park it to the side, you deal with it another day, right? But the fact that you've even given yourself the time. It shows that you value yourself. And you can only look after your health. If you value yourself, right? Because otherwise you put yourself at the back of the line.

[00:16:18] Amy: Absolutely.

[00:16:19] Amy: And what about zinc? Zinc. Zinc.

[00:16:20] Jaspreet Randhawa: Yeah, zinc is also very good. . Zinc is a great one to have as well. There's no particular strengths that, you know, we express for zinc, or I do. The only thing I [00:16:30] would say is, Not part of a multivitamin. It should be zinc on its own. All of these, ideally they want to be individual supplements because people will often say, I'm taking a multi vet, is that enough?

[00:16:42] Jaspreet Randhawa: Well, no, not really. They're in tiny, tiny quantities. You know, each ingredient, and by the time you've digested it, if it's a tablet form, you've lost half of it. So we're not really getting what we need. It's just important to remember all of these points that they should be, you know, individual. tablets or capsules, liquid either, you know, whichever form you would prefer.

[00:17:02] Amy: I know as a liquid some of it tastes I used to have to take iron supplements before I was properly diagnosed with celiac disease and I was on it for a long time, years. You know, and they never looked into why, they just said, you know, take it. So anyway, we got past all that, but I remember it tasting horrible unless my iron was really, really low.

[00:17:25] Amy: And then it was the most delicious thing to me

[00:17:27] Amy: Interesting, wasn't it? , it was so strange cause it was, it was horrible. And I still took it cause it made all the difference.

[00:17:32] Jaspreet Randhawa: But you see, right, your body tells you what you need.

[00:17:35] Jaspreet Randhawa: There's such intelligence in our own bodies. It can heal so well, you know, it, and it can take over. It can take over everything, you know, there can be illness and we can figure it out, , we're designed for that, but your body tells you that it needs iron and it makes you like it when you really need it.

[00:17:55] Jaspreet Randhawa: And it's so important to remember these points because we focus a lot [00:18:00] with our thoughts and our brain and our mind, right? It's all up here, you know, and really the rest is telling you so much. And that's a big part of the way that I work, you know, with the somatic experiencing. The first part of the consultation is we go into the body, we take some breaths, you know, we settle ourselves down.

[00:18:22] Jaspreet Randhawa: You try to get to a baseline of some kind of regulation with our nervous system, even if it's just for a moment. And then we scan from head to toe. Where do you feel the tensions? Where do you feel a pain? Where is your attention directed to? And it's actually quite amazing what comes up. If you're,, chronically stressed, you're always producing and secreting cortisol and all these other stress hormones, which keep your muscles like this, you know, tense. If you feel a little pinch, when you're like this, you won't even notice,

[00:18:59] Jaspreet Randhawa: Right? So what happens is you keep working through it and working through it, and that pinch gets bigger and bigger

[00:19:05] Jaspreet Randhawa: people say all the time that they've woken up one morning and their back has just gone, and they have no idea why. Very often, we can put it back to something maybe six months ago, even a year ago, but they ignored it then. And carried on ignoring these little, little pinches until the body just said, Okay, you haven't listened to me.

[00:19:25] Jaspreet Randhawa: I've whispered to you so many times and you've ignored me. So here's my scream,

[00:19:29] Amy: [00:19:30] this actually happened to me a few years ago. It was COVID and I was still working full time. My job amped up. , and it was stressful, I was away from my family, everyone was in lockdown, you know, I was driving around on the roads to get to work because I was allowed, but nobody else was, so that was weird and eerie.

[00:19:48] Amy: So it was all, you know, this mind mess, but I was also studying full time.

[00:19:52] Amy: And I was studying via my previous university in Canada. So everything, all my classes were at night.

[00:20:00] Amy: So that was a lot, and that was going to be okay, provided I wasn't working full time in the day, cause I could sleep in, but that changed. And so I was tired, I was stressed, there was all sorts of stuff going on. And I went out the back, we have this lovely area where I study outside. And we have this big outdoor umbrella. I roll it up, and I'm getting ready to put it out, and it breaks! It smacks me in the face, just across the eye.

[00:20:23] Amy: It just smacks me and it's really light, but it hit me really hard. And I thought, God, that really, really hurts. Like, you know, it, I didn't knock me out, but it made me stop and just pause for a few minutes.

[00:20:37] Amy: And so I. Okay, just shake it off, you have to study. The next, or that night, I started with this horrible, horrible headache, the next day I could hardly see, I had a moderate to severe concussion,

[00:20:49] Jaspreet Randhawa: Wow.

[00:20:50] Amy: you know, so I ended up going to the hospital because the headache was that bad and that's what they said to me.

[00:20:54] Amy: And so for almost two months, I spent a few weeks on the couch, couldn't open my eyes, there was no [00:21:00] TV, I couldn't look at my phone, I couldn't read, I couldn't do any of my exams, , it was the strangest thing, it was just thinking. You know when you hurt, you know when you're working out your muscles, or you feel your muscles, you know, when they're growing or they're working really hard, you can feel everybody your muscle.

[00:21:14] Amy: You don't, you don't really feel your brain. I could feel my brain every time I would think. , and I guess it was that damage that was done and how it was repairing. It was a horrible experience. And that smack, you know how you say, , slap you in the face to wake you up, I literally got a smack in the face.

[00:21:31] Amy: And I say from the universe, because I was ignoring signs of A being really stressed out and I had been losing a lot of weight and I couldn't figure out why. But I was ignoring all these signs, and so I got the concussion, and then a couple of months later I was diagnosed with Graves disease,

[00:21:46] Amy: and I was like, you were ignoring so much.

[00:21:49] Amy: So I learned a lot from that experience, and I will never forget my, you know, my habits of looking after myself and, doing all the things that I would have, you know, I used to do again. But this is what I'm getting at is sometimes you, you do, you need a major, you wait until you get this major wake up call or this major trauma or this major illness before paying attention,

[00:22:13] Amy: and

[00:22:14] Amy: If I had have taken time, you know, if I hadn't been working all day and studying all night and trying to sleep when I could, I probably would have thought, you a little bit more about why I was losing weight and not blamed it on stress or, you know, any of the signs before the [00:22:30] umbrella broke and smacked me in the face, right?

[00:22:31] Jaspreet Randhawa: . And, you know, you were really lucky to have a wake up call. Unfortunately, you know, it was a painful one. Mm hmm. But the majority of them are. We only tend to make changes and shifts when something big happens, right? But the thing as well is that you, it was really nice that you mentioned, you know, the universe is giving you a sign.

[00:22:50] Jaspreet Randhawa: I think that's something that's really important as well. To maintain the spirituality in understanding ourselves are physical. Being as well as our energy, it's really important because so much is dictated about energies all around us, you know, and I'm a big believer of, you the universe and one energy and, , how impactful it is.

[00:23:14] Jaspreet Randhawa: But I mean, on a smaller scale, you know, the energy of people around you that makes such a difference to your health. You know, it's so important to surround yourself with people who are going to be able to provide you with great energy. And I'm not talking about this really positive, , spiritual bypassing where it's like, , I don't think about things that are negative.

[00:23:35] Jaspreet Randhawa: It's not that because that's not realistic and that suppression of emotions, which leads to more problems later. But it's more being with like minded people who are good to one another. Because that in itself can be enough to lift you. A lot of elderly patients start to suffer with severe dementia.

[00:23:55] Jaspreet Randhawa: And there's huge studies that show that it's linked to loneliness.

[00:23:59] Jaspreet Randhawa: And that's why [00:24:00] after COVID and lockdown, we had a, we still are suffering with a big surge of of rates of dementia. Because a lot of elderly patients were, they had to be on their own. There was no other option.

[00:24:12] Jaspreet Randhawa: And that has a deep, deep impact on our welfare. So, you know, who you surround yourself with as well as the modalities that you use to heal yourself are really, really important. If I go away and I do, you know, Five yoga practices a week and I'm taking all of my vitamins and I eat really well But the person I spend the most time with is extremely depressing and puts me down at every moment There's only so high I can get lifted, you know.

[00:24:42] Amy: I completely agree. And when you start to pay attention to these things, sometimes you can walk into a room, and I'll, I'll start here with the analogy of you can cut attention with a knife. That's the energy in the room. That's, that's the energy people are giving off. You know, you can, sometimes when you're with your close friends, you can tell when, you know, your couple friends have had an argument that day because they're, they're not necessarily being mean or unkind to each other.

[00:25:07] Amy: They're probably just annoyed. But as their friend, you can tell that their energy is a bit off, even though they might not be outwardly doing anything. Or when you walk into, you know, a public space and you feel a bit uneasy, that's the energy of somebody else in that room or something that has just occurred in that room that's manifested there.

[00:25:29] Amy: And it's [00:25:30] giving you the signs, hey, there's something just, that's not quite right. And if you're uneasy, just leave,

[00:25:36] . and pretty much every step of everything we've spoken about today It's really about awareness, , awareness of your body, awareness of your emotions, awareness of other people's energy, awareness of your own, you know, and the more aware you become I'd say, Really, by slowing down.

[00:25:55] .

[00:25:55] Jaspreet Randhawa: That's the easiest way to become aware and I'm not talking about a really deep practice. Literally, just slowing down and paying attention, rather than having so many things going on, including your phone and the TV and cooking and cleaning and doing your work. You know, how aware could you be? of the small, intricate details of your own body and your own mind if it's completely flooded with stimulation all the time.

[00:26:23] Jaspreet Randhawa: But that ability to walk in the room and sense that something's not right, or feel the energy and be like, Wow, you know, I want to be here. The ability to do that is all about awareness. And, you know, yogic practices, That's what you're striving for. And these are, you know, thousand, thousand year old practices saying that your health will be better if you become more aware.

[00:26:50] Jaspreet Randhawa: And watching people over the last 15 years, I can say I believe it for sure. And practicing myself, yeah, definitely. I can pick up an illness with [00:27:00] myself, you know, within the first couple of hours of it coming on. And I can react to it and respond to it. Whereas before I would get to the point where I'm knocked off my feet.

[00:27:10] Jaspreet Randhawa: And then I'm like, Oh, now I've got to do something about it. But really my body just wants to rest for 10 days. So I'm going to have to, I have to lay in bed for 10 days. Right.

[00:27:18] Amy: , it's a big shift when you take, you know, you start to take on this, you know, mindset and approach. And I think what people need to realize is it just starts small. Start by taking, you know, even before bed, turn off your phone, turn off the TV and just, , ask your partner or get the kids settled away to just give you again, five minutes.

[00:27:39] Amy: Just again, start with one minute. Like you had said of just some self reflection.

[00:27:43] Amy: Start small and then , as you start to do that, you'll want to do more. You'll naturally add on more time or discover something about yourself that you might like to try. Maybe, you know, a new hobby that's something that's really grounding you or giving you more rest or better health.

[00:28:01] Amy: It's all about just taking those small steps.

[00:28:03] Jaspreet Randhawa: Yeah. I mean, I've been on this path of taking care of myself, like really trying to take care of myself and it goes in waves, right? Like you said, Okay, so, you know, you're taking your, your, your vitamins and then you run out and maybe you forgot to take them for a while. It's only when you get the symptoms again, you start again.

[00:28:21] Jaspreet Randhawa: Right. So, you know, I've been on that wave many, many times and I'm still on there. There's some months where I'm really, you know, I'm on on it and I'm doing really well. And there's [00:28:30] others where I drop off, but I've been on this path for about 10 years. Yeah. And it's. ever continuing. And you've got to be patient.

[00:28:39] Jaspreet Randhawa: But I look at myself now compared to, , even two years ago, and I can see that there's, there's a difference and there's a positive difference. And it's, it's really, it's such a nice feeling when you reflect and think, okay, yeah, well, this is doing me some good. It's just that we have to be patient and see it as a journey, a lifelong.

[00:28:58] Jaspreet Randhawa: Lifestyle, you know,

[00:29:00] Jaspreet Randhawa: not

[00:29:00] Amy: not to be discouraged.

[00:29:01] Amy: , it's not linear. You know, you see those memes or those little characters where, you know, you want the journey to look like this, but it really looks like this, you know? And it really is like that. And it's okay to fall back and it's okay to, you know, for there to be hiccups.

[00:29:15] Amy: And , it's again, it's about your mindset and how you're approaching these situations when they happen. And, Really try not to be frustrated with yourself for not, you know, being perfect or, you know, not always being your best and it, you know, you're literally only human and there's nothing more expected of you than just trying to better yourself a little bit for yourself, not for someone else.

[00:29:38] Jaspreet Randhawa: Exactly. I think that's the difference, right? It's got to be for yourself. One of my yoga teachers used to say, you know, if you can manage to do that backbend, , and get it exactly as you want, then what happens after that? You know, you want to get to the end, but what happens? Yeah. And I was like, yeah, it's a fair point.

[00:29:55] Jaspreet Randhawa: I don't need to rush that.

[00:29:57] Jaspreet Randhawa: And if it happens, that's part of the whole process. [00:30:00] That's the fun part, because once you've got to the end, okay, well it's done now, you know?

[00:30:04] Amy: Jesperi, thank you so much for sharing all of your insights today. , I really appreciate it. And I'd love for you to share how people who are listening can get in touch with you

[00:30:13] Jaspreet Randhawa: yeah. Thank you so much. Thank you for having me. It's been really wonderful speaking with you. , All of my consultations and availability is shown online on wholebodypharmacist. com. There's also a WhatsApp phone number on there, so you can send me a message if you ever have a question that you would like to discuss prior to a consultation.

[00:30:32] Jaspreet Randhawa: I'm part of the virtual digital world now. So I'm pretty much available all the time.

[00:30:38] Amy: Well, thank you so much for offering that space for people. It's so important ,

[00:30:41] Jaspreet Randhawa: thank you.

[00:30:42] Amy: And for everyone listening, I'll share all of Jasperite's links and resources in the show notes

[00:30:47] Amy: . If this resonated with you, I would love it if you would like and subscribe to the show and share this with just one. person who you think could benefit from what we talked about today. . We'd love to hear from you. Thanks so much.



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