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Getting to the Root Cause of Illness
Explore the body's innate wisdom in this week's podcast episode
In today’s modern world, where we’re being exposed to more toxins and stress than ever before, it feels like mysterious illnesses and chronic diagnoses are the new norm. Often, conventional medicine doesn’t seem to help, either. How many of you have been rushed through an appointment with your GP, only to be given a prescription to treat your presenting symptoms, yet left without concrete answers or a true path to healing? *Raises hand*
This can be SO incredibly frustrating, because while this may help to treat an issue for a small period of time, the root cause is never investigated, thus setting us on an often isolating path, bouncing from doctor to doctor to find lasting relief and figure out what the heck is really going on.
This is why I’m so excited to have interviewed Dr. Kevin Preston on the podcast this week. Kevin is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbalist and acupuncturist trained in biological medicine. Known for his experience treating toxicity, chronic illness, and mystery syndromes, Kevin has served thousands of patients across North America by combining extensive education and experience with intuition and heart connection, letting compassion rise to the forefront of all he does. He’s passionate about activating the inherent medicine within each of us, unlocking the true potential of the DNA and cellular network.
Kevin’s philosophy is this: pain — all pain — is the body’s way of pointing us toward better health. It’s not asking us to quiet it or make it stop. It’s giving us a starting point - our first step on a journey inward toward true health. He believes the body is unbelievably complex, wise and beautiful, and that there are many layers to uncover when seeking optimal health. His work lies in looking at it ALL — toxins, mental and emotional programming that doesn’t serve us anymore, relationships, career choices — in order to help his patients clear, integrate and bring their whole system back into harmony.
As a former pharmaceutical rep, when I started to study relationships and their profound effects on health and inflammation, I was blown away by the correlation between the two. This is why I wanted to have Kevin on the pod: to discuss how our life circumstances, thoughts, beliefs, emotions, relationships, everything, affect us from a physiological standpoint, and what we can do to achieve optimal health and vitality.
In this episode, Kevin breaks down the mind-body connection to show how our emotions (especially stored/unprocessed ones!), as well as our environment, play a massive role in our health. We also discuss the intuition/heart connection and how our heart center often stores the greatest potential for setting us free, the importance of identifying the root cause of pain for effective healing, and the inherent wisdom our bodies possess.
PS - I have the honour of being a speaker at Kevin’s upcoming event, The New Human, this June in Enderby, BC. This two-day live event is designed to help you become the clearest and most empowered version of yourself. Learn more & get tickets here. Can’t wait to see you there!