“It made me realise that I have resilience that prepared me to go through what I had to go through with my son Noah. I always think that there is no way that had I not been through the Tsunami and then all the counselling afterwards of all the post-traumatic stress that I had, had I not been through that I would not have had the tools , the resilience, I wouldn’t have had the gumption to then be able to go through what I’ve been through with Noah. So it was my trnaing ground, it was my absolute training ground and yes it is a metaphor for the fact that I see adversity and I bring it on and I look at what can I learn? What can I understand? What’s the shining light out of this? And then how can I use this for community, for external… it’s nothing about me.” Kirsty Wirth
Welcome to the amazing Kirsty Wirth, not only a remarkable woman with an incredible story but a clever and very strong woman determined to let her challenges become the lessons for others to benefit from so she can leave the world a better place.
In this week’s podcast we talk all things resilience, something Kirsty has mastered through her surviving the Boxing Day Tsunami when on December 26 it will mark 15 years since a 9.1 magnitude quake off the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province triggered a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries. Her determination and resourcefulness is something born of this experience which has also taught her to master problem-solving with sheer strength, tenacity and a never say die attitude.
Kirsty has a number of University degrees to her name. She is passionate about education and learning all she can. She loves to be outdoors in nature, she loves to camp, mountain bike and hike.
She had a number of challenges with her health as a young girl but neither her mum or she knew what was wrong and after many unknown diagnoses, antibiotics, a diet that may not have served her, the environment and her genetics that Kirsty learned to live with her problems. She was a typical young woman who partied and played hard and thankfully found nature to be her saviour.
It was when she had her own children with health issues that she became vigilant, determined and focused on solving their health problems, refusing to let them endure what she had. We talk about the lengths she and her husband Mark went to to help their two children. And how that lead to her starting her own company Kultured Wellness.
“I am the founder of Kultured Wellness, a company whose mission is to inspire and educate people to take control of their health by eating real and fermented foods that nourishes the brain and the gut. I am the brainchild behind the Kultured Wellness Culture Starters and functional supplements, the Kultured Wellness Optimal Gut Healing Programs and the proud co-author of GUTALICIOUS. I have been fortunate to have appeared on numerous leading health and wellness podcasts and I love being able to break down complex concepts into easy to understand information. My qualifications and experience in education, teaching and research spans over 15 years and continues to drive my purpose of empowering our community to gain knowledge and understanding to become well and thrive. I am also a HUGE nature lover, a mother, wife and a fervent advocate for children on the spectrum.” Kirsty Wirth
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