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065 | Jolene Park - Gray area drinking, physiological effects of alcohol & sugar, & mental health

Released Tuesday, 8th January 2019
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Jolene Park is a functional nutritionist, health coach and TEDx speaker. Since founding her consulting company, Healthy Discoveries® in 2001 and she has worked as a corporate wellness consultant, speaker and workshop facilitator. Jolene coaches high achieving professionals who want to eliminate alcohol and sugar cravings and reduce their anxiety by using real food, high-quality nutrients and cutting-edge mind/body techniques. In her TEDx talk about “Gray Area Drinking” she shares her personal alcohol and anxiety story and explains the importance of replenishing our neurotransmitters and nourishing our nervous systems in a comprehensive and consistent way. Following the great impact of her TEDx talk and private coaching, Jolene founded GrayAreaDrinkers.com. This online hub is a place for gray area drinkers to get support, for former gray area drinkers to unite and for coaches to learn Jolene’s exclusive techniques.


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[00:08:36] Jolene joins the podcast
[00:09:18] Jolene works 1:1 with high achieving/professional women who are rethinking their relationship with alcohol. How did she get here?
[00:17:29] Why Jolene decided to quit alcohol for good
[00:22:06] Jolene's thoughts on whether we should cut down or quit alcohol
[00:26:06] What happens inside our bodies when we consume sugar and alcohol
[00:42:00] Natural remedies to regulate anxiety
[00:49:12] Strategies for when you might feel restricted, especially if you come from a background of disordered eating
[00:57:32] Tips/thoughts on navigating through an alcohol-free life



The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk


Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston


Taming Your Outer Child: A Revolutionary Program to Overcome Self-Defeating Patterns by Susan Anderson



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