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Welcome to The Vitality Secret Podcast. I am Neil Cannon, author of The Vitality Secret, certified fitness nutrition specialist, health coach and creator of an award-winning online program. Listen to inspiring interviews with people who have reversed “incurable diseases.” Each person shares their journey of determination and curiosity, which ultimately prepared them for a far better life beyond survival…one rich in vitality. 

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Aug 30, 2019

In this episode, fellow health and life coach, Laura Bolton shares how she reversed eczema, IBS, depression, and later, fibromyalgia. She shares how she stumbled upon functional medicine during the first part of her healing journey, and later the importance of addressing the mind-body connection, and releasing stress and trauma from her body. This is a powerful episode and warrants note-taking! Please share with anyone you know who has fibromyalgia – or really, any common or chronic illness.


3 mins – Used to suffer from eczema, IBS, very low mood

4 – Discovered Functional Medicine

5 – Realised she could heal herself, didn’t take any meds

6 – A view we share about medications

8 – Once you discover this way, you can’t go back

9 – Symptoms of fibromyalgia

10 – Tenderness throughout her body, skin hurt, neuralgia, jaw pain, tears, brain fog

11 – Brain inflammation makes you feel tired and low, almost like sciatica, felt like nerves  

12 – Lady Gaga’s contribution to her diagnosis (can you get this to Lady Gaga?)

13 – Fibromyalgia is just a label for symptoms

14 – Symptoms are messengers – very clever ones

15 – “When The Body Says No” – Gabor Mate

16 – It’s almost considered the norm that when we age, we take medications (a socially acceptable norm)

17 – We’re taught not to feel. “It normalises us to see so much illness.”

18 – Laura used to suffer from IBS thinking it was ‘normal’ – ‘one of those things’

19 – “It’s normal to feel depressed” (It’s not) “There’s a bug going around”

20 – “Why is it that some people don’t catch this bug that’s going around?”

21 – My example of a strong immune system at an intensive 6-day Tony Robbins event  

22 – How did Laura get rid of her Fibromyalgia?

23 – The effects of trauma & stress on the gut

24 – What Laura believes to be the trigger for the stress & impact on gut and nervous system

25 – The internal environmental impact on gut health

27 – Importance of rest (to rebuild) and TRE

28 – Healing Back Pain, The Mind-Body Connection

29 – We store stress at a cellular level

30 – The culmination of small traumas / little events can all add up, shaking to release trauma 

31 – “We don’t allow ourselves to express emotion” – so this can lead to storage of trapped emotions leading to impacts on the nervous system 

32 – Soundbite: “My belief is you can do all the amazing physical stuff, perfect diet, have an amazing environment, do every 'bio-hack' out there, but if you’re not releasing stress and trauma, your body will display symptoms at some point.”

33 – Small and larger traumas must be released!

34 – Trauma is stored as electromagnetic fields / balls of energy – which can affect / block the flow of electricity in the body

35 – There are different circuits in the body which can be compromised by trapped emotions / trauma

36 – Stored trauma & stress and the lens we see through. Fascia release. Dr Joe Dispenza reference

37 – Dr Joe says “we know that our mind can create disease, so why can’t the opposite not apply?” 

38 – A couple of hours a day of meditations, the power of gratitude

39 – Importance of gratitude and truly feeling it. Feelings & emotions emit energy frequencies

40 – A clear intention combined with an elevated emotion is what creates healing

41 – So many different modalities that help – including sound healing. Kundalini. Kelly Brogan. Traditionally trained psychiatrist who also wrote “A Mind Of Your Own” – Healing depression through natural means & Kundalini

43 (Excellent Soundbite) – Joe Dispenza. Bruce Lipton, Gregg Braden – “trio” – Heart-Brain Harmony.

45 – Blindness, cancer, Parkinson’s, chronic pain – complete recovery – ‘Miracle or spontaneous remission

47 – Passion Bomb on Western Medication

48 – “When you experience this stuff / healing , you can’t go back.” We are naturally designed to be well

49 – Epigenetics states that it’s the environment that signals the genes, not the genes that trigger the illness. “One of the best things I’ve ever done for your mental health – stopped watching the news”

50 – “Any negative influence you have, sort it out – as it affects our biology.” We were born healing.

51 – When we create a new environment, we signal new genes. Our thoughts are the language of the brain and our emotions are the language of the body

52 – Main Aim: Release past trauma and create an environment in the body that heals

53 – Really understand the mind-body connection. Attitude of Gratitude. Don’t dwell on past things – it creates dis-ease

54 – Laura’s #1 Vitality Secret

55 – Most people are wandering around not thinking about the negativity they’re being bombarded with, or what might be within. Address emotions.

56 – It’s much easier to have healthy habits when you’ve release trapped emotions / trauma

57 – How our emotions drive our habits / addictions

58 – Grateful for having had this experience – what’s the other side?

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