December 20, 2021
On this episode we're tracing the xmas traditions we all participate in back to their pagan beginnings. Things such as carol singing, kissing under mistletoe, the image of Santa Claus and decorating the tree all owe their origins to paganism. Listen to find out more.
Enjoy, Merry Christmas!
December 14, 2021
You may have heard there is a thing called covid 19 going around, it's kind of a big deal. Well Jill has got it! So we thought it would be a good idea to hear her first hand experience of life with coronavirus. Instead of all the speculation, fear and Chinese whispers, you're better off hearing it from the horses mouth (not calling Jill a horse or anything).
December 13, 2021
On this episode of the SBWH Podcast Jill & Dan are discussing the occult practice of tarot card reading. This system originates thousands of years ago in many cultures like ancient Egypt, India and China. The practice we use today is likely an amalgamation of the way each culture practiced the art.
Is it a way of channeling universal wisdom and connecting to the collective consciousness, or is it a dark art of praying on the gullible and vulnerable, you decide.
December 6, 2021
The study of gut bacteria and the importance of a healthy digestive system is an area of increasing scientific scrutiny. For example, in recent years it has been revealed that the vast majority of the immune system is housed in the digestive system and this is also where most of the sleep hormone melatonin is produced. There are further studies linking gut health with mental health issues like depression.
This podcast looks at the symptoms of an unhealthy digestive system and gives practical tips to correct common problems.
November 29, 2021
As humans we have a deep desire to belong to a group of people who have similar belief systems. Whether it be religion, politics, sports teams or a million other things. We crave to be around like minded people who are on the same mission as us. Being part of a collective consciousness, contributing to something bigger and experiencing group flow is in our DNA. These things all happen in fitness communities like Jill's Organic Pilates family who have just completed an amazing retreat together and Dan's Active Life Centre which has just celebrated its 10th Birthday!
Listen to find out why it is so important to find your tribe, enjoy.
November 22, 2021
Todays episode is all about the placebo effect and its evil twin, the nocebo effect. The mere fact that these two phenomenons exist demonstrates the true power of the human mind. And get this, for any medical drug to go to market it must perform better than a placebo in a randomised control trial! That's right, even the trillion dollar medical market and the advances in modern science still use the power of the human belief as the baseline for healing. The power of positive or negative thinking is a real, tangible thing and it is the most effective drug you can take. Remember, as Henry Ford famously said, 'Whether you thing you can, or you think you can't, you are right'
November 15, 2021
On todays episode Jill & Dan are explaining the chakras, an ancient system based on subtle energy centres within the body (particularly the spine). You may have heard the term "realign your chakras" and rolled your eyes thinking it was some new age hippie BS, well you're not alone because that's what we used to do before we learned the history and practical application of understanding the chakra system. Definitely give this one a listen, you'll be surprised at how much your chakras play a role in your every day life.
November 8, 2021
On this episode Jill & Dan are discussing the state of the world post pandemic. A lot of things have changed and there is still an element of the unknown regarding the full effect of the covid 19 pandemic. But there are some pretty shocking health statistics relating to the coronavirus outbreak, some which are arguably worse than the effects of the virus itself. Listen in to find out more.
November 1, 2021
On todays episode Jill & Dan are discussing the Wim Hof Method, a health boosting ritual focusing on cold water exposure and intentional breathing practice. Wim's method (if practiced regularly) will leave you feeling alive! The sense of euphoria after after a cold shower or the sense of calm and connection after 3 rounds of breathing is utterly addictive...in a good way. The list of benefits is long, from reduced anxiety and clear mindedness, to improved breathing and cardiovascular health. The Wim Hof method is gaining popularity by the day, so jump on the band wagon now and experience the buzz for yourself.
October 25, 2021
On todays episode Jill & Dan are discussing their favourite piece of strength training equipment, the kettlebell. Learn about the benefits of KB training such as strong bones, increased mobility and improved cardiovascular health.
Beginners kettlebell workshop Saturday 13th November. Book online at www.organicpilates.co.uk