Episode 83 Disordered Eating, IBS, Polycystic Ovaries & A Plant-Based Diet

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Welcome to episode 83!

I’m writing these show notes from my bed because I’m still recovering from a virus but I really wanted to get this episode out to you all because today’s guest has such a great story to share.

Trigger warning: Ok, so I’m a little nervous releasing this episode because I went off on a slight tangent re: jugdgement and forgiveness where I referenced Cardinal George Pell and I just wanted to further clarify that I do not, in any way condone any of Cardinall Pell’s actions and that my heart goes out to all the victims of his abuse. I probably should have used a different person to make my point but Cardinal Pell’s sentencing was happening at the time of recording so his name was front and center in my mind. I very much hope I have not come across as deeply insensitive as that was not my intention.

If you have found Cardinal Pell’s sentencing triggering, there are lovely folk available to speak with you at Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault or the 1800 RESPECT phone line which you can call anywhere in Australia. If you are reading this outside of Australia, I hope you can access a support service in your area or ask at your local doctors for information about support services you might be able to access. You don’t have to go through this alone.

This week I was thrilled to meet Emilly Sonsie. In this episode Emilly is going to be sharing her personal recovery story through her journey with disordered eating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Polycystic Ovaries. It was so lovely to meet Emilly and see her radiant, bright and happy face as she shared her story.

An expert from Emilly’s About Page:

Emilly & Hunter

Emilly & Hunter

‘From eating disorders, to fad diets, to 20kgs lighter and 20kgs heavier food has been my best friend and my enemy at the same time. One thing has always been consistent though - I have always loved fresh produce. Since having Hunter I began to transition to a plant-based and predominately gluten-free lifestyle and my body could not thank me enough for it. My skin is clearer than it's ever been and I have more energy than ever before. I hope to share my passion for whole foods with you here.

I never played a lot of sport as a child, and my lack of hand-eye coordination can attest to that, but in the last 10 years running and lifting weights have been my therapy. I recently just completed my first half-marathon at 6 months postpartum and haven't missed a workout since I was given the all clear from my obstetrician. I truly believe this helped me recover from my caesarian section as quickly as I did. I exercise because I love it and and love how it makes me feel, which definitely wasn't passed on to me from my mum who thinks exercise endorphins are a myth. It would have to be something pretty important to me to take time away from my son, and a smaller dress size just wouldn't cut it. Exercise makes me a better mum. 

My love for organic living keeps growing each and every day. From growing my own produce in what limited garden space I have, to making my own cleaning products. My love for essential oils and herbs is out of control. This stemmed largely from the fact that I have polycystic ovaries and required medication to get pregnant. I would like to avoid this second time round so I am doing my best to heal my body holistically. I learn more and more each and every day. (At time of publishing Emilly is now completely cyst free!!)

This is just a little snap-shot of me and hopefully you've kept reading till this point. There are many layers, many more items that will I discuss in depth. Hopefully I can inspire you or help you to make a change in your own life.’

Thank you so much Emilly for coming on the show and thank you all so much for listening and sharing these stories with your family and friends.

You can check out Emilly’s Website Here:

Wishing you Happiness & Healing,

Corinne xx