Claire Missingham is back on the podcast this week, and we’re talking about how she’s been using yoga and other natural healing modalities to manage a recent diagnosis of an autoimmune disease.
She tells us:
- How the grief of losing a yoga teacher in her community to suicide led her to start running, learn to swim (as an adult), and compete in marathons and triathlons
- How she became diagnosed with Lupus, and how she manages it through food, adaptogenic herbs, and other natural methods of healing
- Why she takes a freezing cold shower every morning before her yoga practice and wears a bikini in the snow!
- What herbs she found to be most helpful in her healing, travel, and daily life and why she says they’re worth every penny (Plus, she offers a few tips for stretching your dollar when buying and using herbs)
- How her diagnosis has impacted her asana practice and her thoughts on how yoga is always changing to meet her where she is
Claire Missingham’s Be-All-End-All Smoothie
A spoonful of chia seeds/flax seeds (grind yourself for better for absorption)
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop of coconut manna
½ tsp Maca
Protein powder – Hemp is good or Moon Juice Protein
½ tsp Tocotrienols – This is a powdered form of vitamin E that gives a creamy thickness
Scoop of Plant collagen – currently loving Anima Mundi Herbs
½ tsp Blue magik (blue spirulina)
1-2 Iodine drops for adrenal function
Pinch of Cinnamon – adaptogenic herb great for cutting sugar cravings
1 tsp He Shu Wu to help with oxytocin levels
Couple of dates (Note: Soak dates overnight then remove the outer skin. They are covered in mold spores!)
No ice cubes, keep at room temp, add water as required.
Pop into machine and whizz up, drink immediately
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