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Byron Bay & Gold Coast here we come! And would you like us to come to your home town to run a Food as Medicine talk?

Becca Crawford

 

Spending last weekend with my mama who is quickly slipping away with dementia and witnessing the devastating effect that this has had on not only her life by the lives of those around her, has made me more determined than ever in my mission to empower people with the education, tools and resources they need to reclaim their health and to live less toxic, more nourishing lives before it is too little too late. By turning ignorance into education, we can raise conscious awareness about the effect of what we put in and on our body. From what we eat and drink, the personal care products we put on our skin, the household cleaning products we unwittingly inhale, how we move, sleep, breathe, and play, how much time we spend in nature, whether we have a strong reason for living, our inner dialogue and our ability to manage our stress… all these pillars or lifestyle choices profoundly influence our health, and switch our genes on and off for better or for worse. Modern science tells us that chronic illness is not, as we previously thought, primarily driven by our hard coded genes but by the expression of our genes which in turn is driven by OUR lifestyle choices. This is a message of hope as we are in the driver’s seat! But as a society and individually we need to urgently shift gears and change lanes in order to change the trajectory of our health and arrest the epidemic of chronic illness and degenerative disease. In our lap lies an awesome and empowering responsibility as we control to a very large degree these lifestyle choices! Join me in stepping up to that responsibility for the sake of our health, our children’s health and the planet’s health. This is why I do the work that I do and why I shout this message from the rooftops of houses across Australia in my Australian Food as Medicine tour. 

Next cities on the Aussie tour are Byron Bay on 13th April and my home town the Gold Coast on 14th April. I’ll be running 2 separate but related talks on each day (with a break for a free organic wholefoods lunch in between). 

The Food as Medicine talk focuses on the fundamentals of robust nutrition and comes with a comprehensive How To manual that sets you up for life. While health is mulifactoral and influenced by a number of different pillars or foundations of health, nourishing your body with the very nutrient-rich whole unprocessed foods that we as a species are biologically designed to eat is, I believe, the fastest and easiest way of reclaiming and maintaining spectacular health with the most profound impact. I spend time explaining the most nutrient dense foods on the planet and how to incorporate them into your diet, the 3 main buckets of dietary toxins and I bust mainstream myths that have led to an epidemic of chronic illness and degenerative disease. What you will hear and receive is exactly the same information that I provide in my one on one health coaching sessions but at a fraction of the price in these group Food as Medicine talks. Plus you will hear from Marieke Rodenstein, Australia’s leading holistic dietician and GAPS practitioner, who will hone in on the fundamentals of robust gut health. Learn more and book here

The healthy homes/healthy swaps/essential oils talk focuses on reducing environmental toxins in the one environment we can control - our home! I will be educating people on the toxins found in conventional personal care products (including perfumes and make up) and household cleaning products. I will show how you can healthy swap to all natural, non-toxic, super powerful, cost effective products in a positive and empowering way. Small changes, big impact. Without the overwhelm. This talk is completely FREE for everyone who books into the Food as Medicine talk  with a free organic wholefoods lunch provided in between. Learn more about this talk and book here. If you have already been to one of these talks please come again and bring a bunch of friends. Friends don’t let friends use toxic products!

This will be our first and last time presenting on the Gold Coast and in Byron Bay, so I encourage you to take the opportunity to make a full day of understanding and reclaiming your health. By the end of the day, you will have all of the tools and resources you need to take back control of your health, and your childrens’ health. And what could be more important than that?!?

I’ve received numerous requests to visit various towns and cities around Australia and abroad to run these talks. If you want us to come visit your home town and you think you can muster a minimum of 50 people to attend, then Marieke and I would be delighted to oblige. Just email me your details and we can get the ball rolling. Together let’s spread this powerful message that food can be the most powerful medicine, our genes are not our destiny and that our health and our planet’s health lies in our hands. 

Please forward this email to your friends and family. These could be the talks that could change the course of their life!

 

Byron Bay / Gold Coast Talks & Workshops: 13 & 14 April - tickets on sale now!

Becca Crawford

 
 

I’m thrilled to be presenting 2 talks on the Gold Coast (my old home town!) and 2 in the Byron Bay area on the weekend of 13/14th April as part of my Australian Food as Medicine Tour. With both Sydney events already sold out, please make sure to book in ahead of time to avoid disappointment!

My mission is to inspire others to lead less toxic, more nourishing lives. Why? So that you can be the best possible version of yourself and live the full and vibrant life that you so truly deserve. It’s a simple message but there’s much work to be done. Last year I started my Australian tour with pre-eminent holistic dietician Marieke Rodenstein to spread this important message to make a greater impact on people’s lives. We had packed rooms and brilliant responses from Melbourne and Sydney last year:

Thank you Soulla for sharing so much wisdom with us at your ‘Food As medicine’ talk in Melbourne. I have enjoyed several of your online workshops, so I was thrilled you could come to Melb to present this one in person. Your wealth of knowledge on this topic was really impressive and I loved that you included not only nutrition, but also lifestyle choices and low toxic living in the discussion as well. I’ve already implemented some of your handy hints and health hacks at home. My kids are particularly loving the healthy home made chocolates! The worksheets you gave us are fantastic and a bible I know I’ll refer to often. I particularly love the Healthy Swap table and the recommended holistic practitioners in Melbourne. It was fantastic to have Marieke there as well and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting to her afterwards for further nutrition advice. Thank you Soulla for spreading the ‘truth’ about nutrition and what our bodies are naturally designed to eat
— Anna
A huge thank you to you and Marieke for a most informative and effectively delivered presentation on how to keep us healthy holistically...I always enjoy your talks...the knowledge you empower us with and your effervescent approach to share what you know is so well received and appreciated
— Maria
Hi Soulla, Just wanted to thank you for today -hands down the best 3 1/2 hours I’ve invested in the area of nutrition. Today’s material tied it all together for me and is exactly the information I need to be able to fine-tune my diet and take it to the next (optimal) level. Thanks also again for allowing me to bring my teenage niece along -we spoke about our learnings all the way home. How lucky is she to have exposure to such powerful information as what was presented today at such a young age!!
— Nancy
Dear Soulla and Marieke, I attended your’Food as Medicine’ and ‘Essential Oils’ workshops in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago. It was honestly the best experience I have had in a long time. I felt as though I was busting with joy, being handed the blueprint for a life that has long appealed to me, but which I have struggled to implement. I feel awakened and informed, ready to wholeheartedly pursue a better life, nourishing my whole self as nature intended. I can’t thank you both enough for your amazing work, thank you for sharing your knowledge and empowering people to reclaim their health. I look forward to attending any future workshops you are running!
— Lida

The 4 hour Food as Medicine talk and the 3.5 hour Healthy Homes/Healthy Swaps/ Essential Oils talk will both take place on the same day in Tuckombil (30 minutes from Byron Bay area) on Saturday 13th April and again the 2 talks will be repeated on Gold Coast on Sunday 14th April. I hope you can make it to BOTH Food as Medicine and Healthy Homes talks! 

1. FOOD AS MEDICINE TALK - BOOK HERE

> 9AM Sat 13th April Tuckombil (30 minutes from Byron Bay) or
> 2PM Sun 14th April Gold Coast


In this comprehensive 1/2 day presentation, I will dive deep on the Fundamentals of Robust Nutrition, while Marieke Rodenstein will hone in on the fundamentals of robust gut health. 

Our collective forte is to combine the wisdom of ancestral diets with the latest developments in nutritional medicine and robust science, to provide you with all the tools and resources you need on how to nourish your body and optimise your health. 

Health issues, pharmaceutical band-aids, and confusion and stress over what, when and how to eat might be considered “normal” in today’s society, but this is not a natural state of being and you don’t have to settle to live that way.  

By the end of our presentation, our mission is to make you feel empowered that you have all the information, tools and resources you need to reclaim and maintain your and your family’s health and wellbeing so that you can be the best possible version of yourself and live the full and vibrant life that you so truly deserve.

>>> To book or to learn more about our presentation click here!

2. HEALTHY HOMES / HEALTHY SWAPS / ESSENTIAL OILS - book here

> 2:30PM Sat 13th April, Tuckombil (30 minutes from Byron Bay) or
> 9AM Sun 14th April, Gold Coast

While the focus of the Food as Medicine talk is helping you to recognise and eliminate DIETARY toxins (and nourishing our bodies with the nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory whole unprocessed foods that we as a species are biologically designed to eat), the focus of my HEALTHY HOMES talk is to help you become aware of and eliminate ENVIRONMENTAL toxins lurking in conventional personal care products, household cleaning products, make up and perfumes  (and to healthy swap to all-natural, yet super-powerful, cost-effective versions). For what we put on our skin and breathe into our lungs is just as, if not more, important than the food we eat as our skin and lungs have no digestive filters!

This gathering is free to all Food As Medicine attendees as my mission is to help you kick toxins in ALL areas of your life! So if you are booked into the Food As Medicine talk please do come along to the Healthy Homes talk as well and make a whole day transforming your health in ALL areas of your life.

>>> To book or to learn more about our presentation click here!

I can’t wait to see you either on the Gold Coast or in Byron Bay at both the Food As Medicine and the Healthy Homes talks and helping you start or deepen your journey in leading a less toxic, more nourishing life! 

 

 2019 HEALTHY HOMES / HEALTHY SWAPS / ESSENTIAL OILS GATHERINGS 

Becca Crawford

 

My mission is to inspire others to lead less toxic, more nourishing lives. It’s a simple as that. And I do this by inspiring people to healthy swap not only processed ‘foods’ for nutrient-dense foods, but also healthy swapping conventional personal care products, household cleaning products, perfumes, make up and pharmaceuticals with all natural, non toxic, versions. For what we put on our skin and breathe into our lungs is just as, if not more, important than the food we eat as our skin and lungs have no digestive filters!

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Scientific research suggests that the conventional personal care products and household cleaning products that line our supermarket shelves contain toxins that wreak havoc on our and our childrens’ systems, as well as adversely affect the health of our planet. Our children are most vulnerable as their skin is more permeable and the effect of toxins in their smaller systems is more pronounced.  If you want to learn more about the specific dangers, I encourage you to check out the Netflix documentary Stink! or read Low Tox Life by Alexx Stuart or One Bite at a Time by Sarah Lantz and Tabitha Mcintosh. Toxins and Nourishment are the 2 primary epigenetic / lifestyle factors that profoundly influence our health. Toxins cause inflammation and we know that inflammation is the root cause of all modern disease. And here we are unwittingly slathering these toxins onto our and our childrens’ skin and hair, and breathing them in while cleaning our house, spraying on perfumes  and lighting our scented candles. The good news is that it is never too late to start kicking toxic chemicals to the curb to create a toxic-free home environment for you and your family. Your home is after all the ONE and only environment you can control!

To that end, this year (like previous years), I’m continuing my crusade against toxins by running regular gatherings where I will educate and show you how simple, easy and cost effective it can be to rid your house of all hormone-disruptive toxic chemicals and healthy swap to all-natural cost-effective and super powerful versions, one by one. Instead of getting overwhelmed, I will hold your hand and make the healthy swapping as easy and enjoyable as possible. View healthy swapping as an act of self-love because it’s essentially saying “I care about my health, my partner’s health, my kids’ health and the health of the planet”. And what could be more important than that?!?!?


what will be covered:  


In my 3 hour information-packed gatherings, I discuss in my renowned, uncomplicated, no-nonsense practical, un-fluffy, approach:

  • the various toxins found in common personal care products and household cleaning products and their effect on our system as well as the loopholes that allow them in there in the first place 

  • what products to healthy swap to

  • the essential oils basics (what are they, how they fit into my health and wellness paradigm, the 3 methods of application, how they affect our emotions and safety concerns)

  • the four ways I have incorporated essential oils into my life 

  • the due diligence questions to ask when choosing an essential oils brand

  • an overview of 11 specific essential oils (both blends and singles) found in the Young Living  Premium Starter Kit including what they can be used for and, in particular, how they can replace conventional household cleaning products, personal care products, pharmaceuticals  and perfumes to lower your toxic load

  • why we diffuse and never burn essential oils

  • how to purchase a Young Living starter kit 

  • how you can earn an income by sharing the Young Living products with others that can cover the cost of your monthly Young Living orders, and can handsomely supplement and even replace your existing income to provide you with complete financial freedom including travel opportunities. 

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Cost:

Free for Young Living members in my team, else $25 for non-members. Reserve your place here and discover the discount code!


At each gathering you will receive:

  • A 15ml bottle of Young Living orange essential oil that retails for A$22.35 (for those who pay $25 booking fee).

  • My hand made raw dark chocolate infused with Young Living essential oils.

  • My Ningxia gummies made with Young Living Ningxia Red and GelPro grass fed beef gelatin.

  • Young Living essential oil infused herbal tea and Young Living essential oil infused filtered water infused. 

  • Opportunity to purchase at wholesale prices Young Living essential oils. 

  • A comprehensive Welcome Pack that I put together for all my Young Living members including a comprehensive Essential Oils 101 booklet plus numerous fact sheets (including fact sheets for culinary oils, birthing protocol, supplements and loads more) for every person who purchases a Young Living starter kit on the day. 

  • Opportunity to ask questions about toxic-free living, essential oils generally, or any Young Living product specifically.

  • Opportunity to smell and experience the Young Living difference (I welcome you to bring your other oils to compare!). 


These gatherings are ideal for: 

  • Those who are interested in healthy swapping all their personal care products, air fresheners, perfumes, make up, pharmaceuticals and household cleaners with non toxic, super powerful, cost effective, all-natural alternatives

  • Those who are interested in being their family’s alchemist and healer in the first instance and in particular only want to use the highest quality essential oils on the planet especially for therapeutic purposes 

  • Those who are interested to learn about essential oils generally and Young Living specifically and why Young Living are in a league of their own as the world leaders in essential oils with their 2 decade leadership history

  • Those who have purchased a Young Living Premium Starter kit through me but haven’t been to a gathering to be educated on it

  • Those who have come to one of my previous essential oils gatherings and want a refresher of how to incorporate the oils and Young Living products further into their daily life

  • Those who want to learn how to use essential oils to promote, maintain and support their and their family’s health and to reduce their chemical burden

  • Those who want to take their health and well-being to the next level with the inclusion of essential oils

  • Holistic practitioners and body/energy workers who want to learn how to incorporate the oils into their practice for the benefit of their clients

  • Those who want to learn new things and immerse themselves into our oily tribe of like-minded people!

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when & where:

Gatherings are run 1-2 times per month in various Australian cities.  View all available dates and cities here.
Feel free to forward to any family members and friends.
I look forward to seeing you at one of my gatherings soon!


Cancellation Policy:

Once payment has been made, it is non-refundable and your place can not be moved to a different date. If you can not make it due to last minute unforeseen circumstances, feel free to gift your place to a friend and let me know. Thank you for your understanding.