Unknown Speaker 0:06
Hello and welcome to the ending body burnout show we're your hosts Chris and filly cofounders of multi award winning functional medicine practice serving busy people with energy, mood and gut issues. Well busyness, overworking addictive doing and perfectionism might be the norm. It's not normal, and it's a major contributor to health issues. Our goal with this show is to give you a holistic, root, root cause approach to healing your body so that you don't have to continue doctor or diet hopping or popping it gives zillion supplements hoping something might stick so get ready to heal your body. Get your spark back deeply connect with yourself and step into the life of your dreams. Let's dive in.
Unknown Speaker 0:53
Good Hey guys, welcome to the ending buddy burnout show. I am Chris Bellette. This is Philly. No, we're pretty excited to have the very, very first episode of the anybody burnout show. It's been a long time coming
Filipa Bellette 1:08
so long. We've been talking about this for probably the past two years. So super excited to get this launched. Yeah. Now today we're going to talk about what we mean by ending body burn out. But before we do, we just thought we'd share what you can expect to see on the ending body burn out show and the episodes to come. So we've got a few different types of episodes varieties, we are really keen to get some awesome key industry leaders in the field of functional medicine, burnout, and holistic healing onto the show. So we can provide you with some really amazing education around how you can actually address body burnout. We also have some amazing clients who have done some wonderful things and have amazing healing journey stories to share, as well as some really cool highly successful entrepreneurs who have had to give up their business in order to heal their body. And so we want to share these stories because I find that stories are healing in and of themselves and can provide you with the evidence that it is possible to end your body burnout. We've also got some special episodes. So one we are calling it the connect the dots episode. And this is where we want you the listener to send in your case, story or history. And I will put my detective hat on and I'm going to do what I would usually do in an initial consult with someone you'll find out more information about that. But if this is like peeking your interest, and you're like, Oh, I'd love to get my case history workshop on an episode. Feel free to DM us. And we will also be doing some live coaching episodes as well where we have some listeners come in and have coaching around the blocks that are stopping you from healing. And that's mostly about it. We will have different episodes to about specific symptoms, conditions, diseases that are associated with ending body burnout and provide you with an alternative to healing these at a root root cause level.
Chris Bellette 3:16
Take a big deep breath. Excited to be here and can't wait to get to know you all send in your questions, your comments. Absolutely. In this early stage of our podcast, we are keen to mould and and bend and change and adjust and edit our approach to things. So if you've got any suggestions or things that you'd like to see or know about ending body burnout, let us know.
Unknown Speaker 3:47
Yeah, okay, let's talk about what do we actually mean by ending body burnout. So let's chat about symptoms first.
Unknown Speaker 3:53
Yeah, well, you can't have the signs are always there that you can go through your life and, and the signs always there about are you prioritising or over prioritising doing an effort and work and the signs pop up, I'm tired, push through. I'm exhausted push through. Effort, intensity reward only comes Fortune favours the bold all those sorts of things. And yet you get tired and you push through push, push, push, push, push, go, go go and eventually the symptoms start popping up. And not only do you feel frustrated and and and a little bit annoyed and overwhelmed, but you're starting to get sick and saw and the stress starts to come in and the situation you find yourself in doesn't really lend itself to Optimal Living. You might be alive, but you're not really living You're not thriving. And throughout all this, you go to the GP, your blood tests come back normal. So you can't have these symptoms without there being an underlying dysfunction in your body system. And so that's the very first thing that we look at when when we start working with someone, isn't it? Yeah,
Unknown Speaker 5:19
before we get to that though, I just want to list some you know, Chris has been talking about your push through, you're tired. But since specific symptoms, so a lot of people when they think about burnout, like traditionally that's taught, usually it's talking about work burnout. So burnout in the workforce, it's like you, you're on the computer for too long, you're working too hard, and now you're feeling a bit cooked, we use the term body burn out because you can't, as Chris said, you can't have symptoms arise without there being some sort of body dysfunction, and some symptoms that we see really commonly and that we're really good at healing, energy, mood and gut issues. So energy might be like chronic fatigue, or even just crashes of energy throughout the day, or you need to go to bed at 7pm Like a child because you can't adult anymore. Energy as well might look like brain fog or insomnia and sleep issues, which then causes more energy issues. mood issues, so we work with a lot of people who either have full blown anxiety or depression or sometimes it's more functional symptoms. So like, you know, you might not be clinically diagnosed, but you might have mood imbalances, irritability, I call that the dragon Mom, if you have children, and you just like I'm not coping with all the small things which feel like very big things in my life anymore. And now I'm very triggered and I'm irritable, angry, all the things Chris hates it when I say I'm so I'm really gonna try hard not to on this podcast. Okay, so And then lastly, there's got issues, and I like to combine that in terms of inflammatory issues as well. So gut issues could be bloating, reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, and then a cascade of other inflammatory issues are usually showing up with those. So things like headaches, and migraines, things like autoimmune conditions, hormonal issues. So they're the combination of symptoms were talking about when we talk about body burnout, which is quite a lot of symptoms.
Unknown Speaker 7:30
Yeah. So you can't have any of those symptoms, unless there's an underlying dysfunction in the body systems. So symptoms come to the surface, that's what you've become aware of. It's what you notice, you go to the doctor for you jump onto Google, you go forum hopping, guessing, and underneath all of that there's some sort of dysfunction in your body systems. It's impossible guys, it's impossible for there not to be a dysfunction in the body systems. And it's about first layer of inquiry is finding out and connecting what body system or body systems is involved with the symptoms that are popping up?
Unknown Speaker 8:12
Yeah, so we use functional lab testing to detect that. So if you've gone, you know, to the doctors or specialists, maybe some things have popped up, maybe even you've been diagnosed with a condition like fibromyalgia. What's another? What's another one? That's common diabetes, heart disease, all those sorts of things. And the doctors like he's very he's a medication, which is, you know, within their toolkit, you say insomnia, insomnia. Yeah. is a big one. So even then it Nutri
Unknown Speaker 8:40
osis. Yeah, and
Unknown Speaker 8:43
then PMS even has PCOS. Even then, even then, there's something going on at a body systems level. So there's three main body systems that we test for which can be reconnected and reset. The neuro endocrine system, the GI system, and the detox system. So that looks at things like your brain and your neurotransmitters, we can actually test for that via urine. That's in sane, so cool, as they look at stress hormones, which is often so your adrenal glands, which is often not looked out when you go to medical specialist. We also look at your female hormones, or you may your hormones, your mitochondria. So that's all about how well you're converting food into energy. So if that systems flunked out, yeah, that can cause chronic fatigue, and all sorts of issues including weight gain, because you're not converting food into energy very effectively. So it just gets stored as fat, and then GI system, so we're looking at things like pathogens, although squirmy parasites and worms, which can cause a lot of issues Candida, your beneficial microbiome leaky gut, digestive organs, and detox pathways is all about how well your liver and your kidneys are getting rid of to crap from your body, and that system is often kaput as well, which means that you're hovering a lot of toxins in your body putting more stress onto these other body systems.
Unknown Speaker 10:10
The funny thing is, I think about it like a band aid, you know, like, Band Aid band, those great band aids, what do they do stop infection, prevent bleeding all over the carpet, all that sort of stuff prevent hurt and pain when you bump into the little cut and all that sort of stuff. So band aids are great, or they want to have sold billions and billions of band aids if they didn't at least serve some purpose. So I often think about, why do you keep needing a band aid in the first place? Like why? Why is that? A need for you? And yeah, putting on a band aid might not be hurting anybody and all that sort of stuff. It covers the wound, but you know what? It's covering that wound on let's just say your shin. Why do you keep cutting yourself on your shin? Oh, it's because I bang my shin on this little wardrobe. That's by my door. Okay, great. So maybe the root cause of the cut is moving, making a little shift. And it's moving that cupboard around. So the first layer of inquiry is connecting up body systems, but then it's like, Well, why do you have? Why is your body system doing those things in the first place? What shift do you need to make in your in your health in your life and your well being kind of like moving that cupboard around? That's going to stop that cut from even showing up in the first place? That's the next layer of inquiry is really finding out why that's even happening in the first place. Yeah,
Unknown Speaker 11:44
yeah. So when I get lab tests back for clients, it's like, oh, this is interesting. your adrenals you're in adrenal fatigue, oh, your dopamine is really burnt out. You're, you've got Candida, which loves to eat sugar, and carbohydrates and all the things and so then it's like, okay, great. There's a common misconception, I would say natural therapies, especially if you're kind of interested in to in functional medicine, Clinical Nutrition, naturopathy, that once you get the lab tests back, and you're like, oh, okay, cool. I've got Candida, I've got leaky gut. I've got methylation issues, which is a genetic mutation and the root cause is found the root cause. And, you know, why have you when I was a beginner practitioner, and even when I was, you know, first healing myself, which we'll hear that story next week, I believe the same thing. I was like, Yes, I remember when I did my stool test, and I was really struggling with heartburn. And like, that was one of the many comments one of the many symptoms and I'm like, yes, I've got Helicobacter pylori, and parasites and Candida, I've found the root cause of Maha. Before that, I'd been using like the over the counter quickies tablets, which helped. Then I tried to do a natural alternative lemon essential oil on my chest, apple cider vinegar, again, helped. But it didn't get rid of the heartburn. It was just kind of like using a natural bandaid with the natural stuff. And so anyway, so I'm like, Yeah, okay, cool. Let's get rid of all the pathogens. Now, the thing is, and you'll hear in my story next week, that only to healing the body systems will only get short term results, because it's not the root cause. It's a very important part of ending your body burnout, because we need to figure out what body systems have burned out or becoming balanced so that we can physically physiologically heal those. But then underneath that, what are all the sticky, icky root causes that led to that in the first place? And so some things, again, I'm going to talk about like, traditionally, in functional medicine, we're starting to think about things like your diet, so Oh, you drink wine at night, most nights or your emotional eating and you eating all the chocolate? Well, okay, yeah, that would be a root cause as to why you have Candida. It could be toxins in the environment. We live in a world that is full of so many toxins. Now, our bodies are amazing, though, like we're built to be able to clear them with some support sometimes. So toxins definitely a root cause EMFs pathogens like COVID, or glandular fever or parasites that might come into your system. What else is some other common root causes that people talk about? Stress? Just stress, you're doing too much stop stressing, that's usually considered a root cause and all of these are a root cause. But we also have a saying that we help people get to the root root cause it's like, well, why are you eating the chocolate? Why are you drinking the alcohol? Why are you working so much? Why do you get stressed out about money when your husband doesn't?
Unknown Speaker 14:59
Why did you move If that cupboard there in the first place, why is it in the middle of the doorway?
Unknown Speaker 15:04
Then even like, why were you more susceptible to picking up Giardia when you went to India, but your best friend also got it and her body was able to clear it. Okay, oh, well, yeah, root cause could be genetic mutations. But there's a beautiful, beautiful thing called epigenetics where we can actually turn our genes on and off. So why are you now expressing a genetic issue when you've been living 30 years of your life without having any symptoms from that? And so that's where that's where I personally got a bit stuck with functional medicine and where I see a lot of our clients who maybe have worked with other practitioners where they're like, Yeah, I have a lot of awareness. Now I've changed the way that I'm eating, I'm sleeping better, I'm moving or maybe like drop down exercise because I was doing too much. I've gone tox free, oh, I'm trying to go for walks more and give myself self care and other things. Or maybe we also have a bunch of people who are like, I know all this stuff, but I can't do it. I have tried. And I've tried, and I've tried to change, but I keep yo yoing so regardless of which camp you're currently in, if this is resonating with you, you haven't got to the root root cause yet, do you want to chat about the root root cause and maybe specifically around the people that we love serving who has busy busy
Unknown Speaker 16:26
stories that passed on generation to generation, parents, parent, values of effort and work passed on to us, and system of shaming and guilt, fear, anxiety? And in the chasing, and the wanting for stuff and things and doing we suppress these, these deep stories? And how far do we want to go down this rabbit hole in today's
Unknown Speaker 16:58
maybe not, I don't know, we continue talking about this ages. But I want to add something here because it can show up in different ways as well this busyness, literally, I was talking to someone this week, actually a client and we were talking about busyness and really struggling to be able to stop and relax and chill. I put my hand up for this too. Because this was a pattern that I had where, yes, I was carving out time, I was very good with my time and my schedule, I would, I would carve out time for all sorts of things. But even if I went for, say, a walk along the beach, there was a part of me that still felt like the tiger was chasing me, which drove me to never really feeling like I could relax and disconnect in a healthy way. And so that then drove the busyness and the overdoing and the achieving. And that was an this is very common for a lot of people sometimes, sometimes there is that very like big goals like I want to get make more money, I want to do more things, I want to make a big impact. And you know, it's driven from that sometimes people actually don't start doing because they have these big goals, it's actually more of like a, I would call it a trauma response, where they're running away from something, they're running away from something that is hidden inside of them, that they are very afraid of. And the deepest root core of that is the beliefs that we have about ourselves. That was my experience, which I'll share next week. But it can show up in in lots of ways. And so especially if you're a parent, or you know, I find this more so for moms who are also working or building businesses, and the to do list never ends. And so then that drives his behaviour where you are doing, you're not resting enough, even when you are asleep, you're probably not in a deep sleep because you're constantly in this fight flight response. And that then has a dramatic impact in our habits. So it might show up as unhealthy habits. Or maybe actually you have habits which are super healthy. But it's like restrictive, it's forced, it doesn't feel very nice. But you're doing because you're doing it from a place of fear and running away. And I don't know where I was going with that. But that is a common pattern that I see. And so this is what we mean by the root root cause yes, we want to look at the level of the body systems then we want to look at, alright, what's happening in your lifestyle, what's happening in your environment, what's happening with the food that you're putting into your system. But then even deeper than that is and this is where you get real long lasting change is what are the stories and the beliefs and the patterns that you have often hidden in your subconscious state that is actually driving all of this in the first place.
Unknown Speaker 19:56
Yeah. And from a physiological point of view as well if you've got
Unknown Speaker 20:01
these, like these hidden busyness patterns that are coming from a place of fear, that is like you have a tiger inside of you chasing you 24/7, no joke. And so that's constantly secreting cortisol, which is a stress hormone that then leads to adrenal fatigue, you're also producing a bucket load of adrenaline, and dopamine, which over time will start to deplete. So these hormones and chemicals are fear based hormones and chemicals, they're putting your body into a state of alert and, or it feeling like you're in danger and threatened. And then at some point, something's going to crack. So when you're producing too much of these hormones, chemicals, they start to deplete, guts starts breaking down, detox pathways can't clear toxins anymore. And so and this is why a lot of people when they really try hard to get on top of their health issues, but they're only doing it at the layer of physical health, or maybe even changing habits, or trying to change habits, it doesn't often last.
Unknown Speaker 21:07
So in recap, we have symptoms and sickness and soreness and that's, that's where we differentiate body burnout from from entrepreneurial or career burnout, the psychological start to get that physiological symptomology happening, can have that unless there's an underlying root cause of body system dysfunction, but you can't have that without there being some sort of root cause of a physical or metaphysical is what we call it stresses. But then we get into a little bit more, there's a root root cause around nervous system dysregulation and stories and the state that you find yourself in and I think, as we get through this, the coming weeks, we're going to explore the concept of getting to that root, root cause and and dysregulated nervous systems and physical and metaphysical stresses, inflammation, different types of body system dysfunction, symptomology situations, sinuses stresses, sicknesses, all these signs of body burnout and and I think that's gonna be fun to unpack. And, and hopefully we do a good job of, of dumbing it down and making it clear for you. So pretty, pretty stoked to maybe call this one here, wrap it up. But thank you so much. Yeah.
Unknown Speaker 22:43
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Unknown Speaker 23:19
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