Show Notes

“Well, there are times in my life where I have not loved much at all, to be honest with you. Where I’ve seen the blank screen of a monitor and that felt like I couldn’t see into the future like it felt like I couldn’t see into the future. Like I literally just saw black. In that time there’s not much that you like about yourself. You don’t like the person you’ve become, you don’t like the things that you say or the things that you do, or the people you piss off of the people that you surround yourself with or whatever else. Those times are tough. But what I really like about me these days is that… what do I love? I love that I laugh, that I love to tell a joke. I love that the person that I am these days. I am not trying to be anybody different. I’ve really found who my true self is.” Dr Damian Kristof

This is a wonderful conversation with one of Australia’s top health and wellness experts. Dr Damian Kristof is not only an amazing wellness mentor, he is also a dear and treasured friend. Damian is thoughtful, clever, humble and very smart. He shares his philosophy for health and wellness so openly and we get an insight into his world with huge love and the power of vulnerability in finding your true self. If you have ever heard him speak or listened to The Wellness Guys on The Wellness Couch podcast channel, you will know how much he makes you think outside the square, challenges you to not follow the status quo and do your own research to make informed decisions.

In this interview, we talk about times where Damian has been challenged financially and emotionally, what he does to take care of himself and how he has embraced learning how to love himself. He talks the philosophy of touch, naturopathy, nutrition, homeopathy, chiropractic and how all of these modalities can support us to move from sympathetic dominance to a balanced dance between sympathetic and parasympathetic throughout your day.

“You have the opportunity to heal yourself. So you hear of people who meditate or people who follow yogi practices or maybe have an anti-inflammatory lifestyle or diet or move a lot, or they show lots of gratitude or they take time to breathe, do lots of stretches, open up their chest and their heart. They do all these so it’s these sorts of things that can actually move you towards rest, digest and repair which is a really great place to be. And you want to cycle between sympathetic and parasympathetic throughout the day. You don’t just want to be in parasympathetic all day because too much rest is not good. And you don’t want to be too sympathetic because stress is not good either. You want to kind of weave your way through the day moving in and out of parasympathetic and sympathetic in order to function properly. And we know with stress comes strength.” Dr Damian Kristof

We talk about the impact of love, especially for those who have hurt you or let you down. We talk about how to become an attractor of goodness and kindness and love, and the importance of making the decision to be the person who can forgive and be ready for love.

I ask Damian questions like what does he love about himself? What does self-love mean to him? How can we help ourselves when we don’t feel great or that we belong anywhere? We talk Covid and the meaning of this moving forward.

I sincerely hope you enjoy listening to this remarkable soul share himself so openly and with such vulnerability and care.  It’s pretty special.

Favourite quote by Oliver Wendell-Holmes ~ A mind once stretched never returns to its original position.

Here is the original quote:

“One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Nutritionist, Naturopath and Chiropractor, Dr Damian Kristof is a highly sought after presenter and speaker in the Wellness industry. With over 20 years of experience, Damian’s in-depth knowledge of the body, nervous system, food functions and responses coupled with his friendly and dynamic presenting style, has him in high demand. Focusing on food as key to unlocking optimal health and wellness, Damian is known for his holistic approach around in-depth facts and concepts that have never before been readily available to the public.

If you’d like to know more about the amazing Damian Kristof you can check him out here:

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