The Present Day Wise Woman – Healthy Life Hacks
with Jennifer Jefferies
Are you stuck in survival mode? Want to make your health a priority, but life keeps getting in the way? Coming from a place of prevention, renowned naturopath and wellness expert Jennifer Jefferies shares grounded, realistic advice with humour, offering proven health hacks that are designed to bring about big changes to your health – fast and work around the busiest of schedules.
Affectionately known as ‘The Present Day Wise Woman’, Jen is no stranger to corporate burnout and draws on her personal experiences of how she went from surviving to thriving. When Jen’s not helping individuals create a better, healthier, more successful life, she’s travelling the globe working with some of the world’s biggest brands to boost productivity, improve performance and minimise absenteeism by prioritising workplace wellbeing.
If you want to keep your nutrition in balance, it’s not a pyramid that you should be basing your meal choices on, but a square. In this episode, Jen shares why the pyramid isn’t balanced and breaks down the foods and the portions that you should be eating to maintain good health.read more
Do you love staying in your comfort zone? In this spontaneous episode, Jen shares how she lets herself get comfortably uncomfortable by choosing a life of ‘yes’. You’ll hear about her latest challenge that got her so uncomfortable she had to accept help to get through it.read more
Think your pimples are due to hormones? Think again. In this episode, Jen explains why your breakouts and where they are on your face can tell you a lot about your nutrition and how well specific body systems are working. You’ll also learn how to guard against pimples by protecting your skin from the inside out.read more
Love a good cup of tea? These days many people are making the switch to tea for a healthier option, but did you know some teas are worse than coffee? In this episode, Jen takes you through the different types of teas and shares which ones are the best to sip and enjoy.read more
Are you burning the candle at both ends? Stress, chronic depression and unhappiness can tax your body in ways you don’t even realise. In this episode, Jen looks at what you can do daily to minimise your stress, support your wellbeing and ensure you are lengthening your life – not shortening it.read more
Your poo can tell you a lot about your health. In this episode, Jen answers all of the secret poo questions you’ve been wondering about but haven’t wanted to ask. You’ll learn what your poo should look like, what deficiencies it can reveal, how frequently you should go and how much it can impact your health if you’re not emptying well.read more
Life wasn’t meant to be easy if it was, how would we grow? There will come a time where things don’t go to plan; we’ll be thrown out of balance, and events will rock you to your very core. But, as Jen shares in this episode, it’s often these life-changing moments that change you into a better person or lead you to more remarkable outcomes.read more
Sleepy, sluggish, stressed? Jen shares the three essentials needed to reboot tired adrenal glands – good food, good rest and good play! You’ll learn fun and practical ways to take the stress off your adrenals including a list of the best foods to support your recovery.read more
We know the importance of nourishing our bodies – but what about our minds? In this episode, Jen talks about the importance of looking after your mental wellbeing through stress and shares tips on how to stay optimistic – even through a pandemic.read more
Healing oils and herbs have been used as remedies for thousands of years. In this episode, Jen shares how this natural ‘old-time pharmacy’ can help keep those nasty bugs and pathogens away. Plus you’ll hear about Jen’s go-to blend that ensures she’s breathing clean and filtered air to stay well especially in times like now in 2020.read more
Could bum glue be to blame for your ailments? In this episode, Jen explains how refined and processed grains, aka ‘bum glue’ can get stuck in your body and cause inflammation and illness. Take her quick test to see if ‘bum glue’ is an issue for you and find out how you can get it gone!read more
Is there any time better to get your health right than in the middle of a global pandemic? In this episode, Jen shares the extra measures she’s taking to boost her immune system, including the foods, herbs and spices she swears by to keep your health in check.read more
Think good health is just about consuming the right food and exercising? Think again. In this episode, Jen dives into the three areas of health – the attitudinal, emotional and physical – and explains how one area out of balance can derail your whole system if you’re not careful.read more
Find yourself running out of energy? Getting broken sleep? You might be stuck in adrenal survival mode. In this reality checking episode, Jen shares her story of burnout and why sleep is the key to recharging your adrenal glands and getting your Qi - your energy and...read more
Meet The Host
Jennifer Jefferies is The Present Day Wise Woman, one of Australia’s most respected authors and speakers in the area of health and wellbeing, working closely with some of the world’s most well known brands to restore work life balance and minimise presenteeism and absenteeism in their organisations.
Experiencing corporate burnout in her 20’s , eventually a car accident stopped her in her tracks and she knew she could not go back to the way she had been living and working. It was through natural therapies that she found her health again, and after just three weeks I knew I was heading in the right direction. She was so inspired Jennifer went back to school to study to be a naturopath and aromatherapist.
Turning away from her pharmaceutical management career Jennifer became a passionate naturopath, and for more than 25 years has helped countless individuals improve their lives so they can live their dreams, enjoy life and give back.