You've probably experienced a time when a "diet" that has worked for your friends did not work for you. This is a great example of how healthcare is not a one-size fits all approach, and we all have unique needs for our bodies.
Learning about our genes and what works well for them is a great start to creating a diet that is unique to you. Once we know our basic "genetic blueprint", then we can discover ways to turn on and off certain genes to optimize our health.
Teri Cochrane does a great job of this. She uses your genetic blueprint to figure out a plan for different foods and lifestyle changes to make to reach your health goals.
What To Expect From This Episode
- [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
- [2:30] Why Teri Cochrane get into the wellness space after working in finance
- [4:30] Working in risk management has allowed Teri to figure out how to navigate complex health issues
- [5:15] What were the root causes of Teri's son's health issues
- [8:45] How long did it take to get her son into a really healthy state
- [10:15] What is it like having to deal with adults who already have health opinions compared to working with kids
- [13:30] Our genes don't define who we are, we are able to express genes in certain ways if you supply them with the correct keys
- [15:30] How does Teri Cochrane test genetic blueprints
- [18:00] Teri utilizes the raw genetic data that comes from 23andMe
- [19:15] Are there any "best diets" for everyone, or does your genes have an impact on what foods are better for you
- [22:15] Do you use any type of food sensitivity testing as well as the genetic blueprint to figure out problematic foods
- [26:15] What is the Wildatarian Movement
- [31:30] 7 out of the top 10 causes of death in the US are diet and lifestyle related
- [32:00] 1 out of 2 kids are experiencing depression or anxiety, and we need to get that figured out
- [33:30] Final thoughts from Teri Cochrane on how to use genetic blueprints to optimize health
- [34:30] Learn more about Teri Cochrane's products Wild-Lytes, Stress Mover, and Immune Mover
Resources From This Episode
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- Read Teri's book, The Wildatarian Diet
Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)
[00:00:15] Bryan Carroll: When you're taking a look at your genes, you can see some of the potential that you have available within your genes, but also you can see some of the potential setbacks that you could have as well, especially when it comes to your.
[00:00:29] Which is why it's important to know what your dinner blueprint looks like. So that if there are any potential risk factors that you may be susceptible to, there are things you can do dietary wise and lifestyle wise to make changes. So these genes don't actually turn on what's up everyone. My name is Bryan Carroll, and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous.
[00:00:53] And today I have Teri Cochrane on the show to teach us all about how to utilize your genetic. To figure out what could be some potential setbacks for you, and also how to really optimize your diet and your lifestyle to influence your genes in a healthy way. So she comes to us and she has her Wildatarian diet.
[00:01:16] And she also has a book based around that as well. But she's taking a look at your genetic blueprint and seeing what it is that you should be consuming that is best for your own. Which means every single body is a little bit different. What works for you might not work for someone else in your family.
[00:01:36] And it definitely won't work for your friends and et cetera. So Teri Cochran is the founder of the global sustainable health Institute and she's an international thought leader in longevity. And through her decades of clinical work, Teri has developed the Cochrane method, which examines the intersection of genetic expression due to pathogenic and environmental causes energy, and her client's unique, personal blueprint.
[00:02:04] And she specializes in solutions to complex health conditions and serves a world class athletes. So let's dive into my conversation with. Thank you Teri for coming onto the show.
[00:02:19] Teri Cochrane: Thanks so much for having me,
[00:02:20] Bryan Carroll: Bryan, of course. And I'm really excited because you bring a very unique approach to helping people to regain control of their health.
[00:02:27] But before we get into all that, let's learn a little bit more about you, your background, and what got you into this in the first.
[00:02:34] Teri Cochrane: Sure. Well, if you would've asked me 20 years ago, would you and I be having a podcast on wellness? I would have said what I'm in an institutional finance and risk management.
[00:02:46] And that was my first career international finance and bankruptcy expertise. I ran a business unit for Freddie Mac and their multi-family division. What, but when my first. First child was born my son by the age of three, we were told to expect a broken child, that he would have brain seizures that he wouldn't grow past five foot four.
[00:03:07] We, we spent a lot of time managing life-threatening asthma. He was failing to thrive. He was barely walking and talking at age. And we went down the allopathic route of medicine. I lived in the Metro DC area, a lot of great hospitals, a lot of great teaching hospitals, in fact and a lot of, you know, very skilled.
[00:03:28] MDs and practitioners, but he was the case of well, we're just going to feed him full of steroids, antibiotics, bronchial, dilators agitators to his nervous system and hope that he can breathe and hope that he can learn. And after several years of only. Watching him further deteriorate. I decided that using my risk management skills in finance, I adopted those skills and applied them to his health.
[00:03:55] And that was the start of what is now another, almost 20 year career in this personalized health platform?
[00:04:03] Bryan Carroll: Yes, it's pretty interesting because it seems like we really had to be advocates for our own health and our own health situation. So having that risk management background has got to be very helpful, not only for you and your own family, but for the people that you're working with too, you're able to, you know, look at what's the high risk situations, what's the high risk issues that you need to deal with burst, and then it'd be able to create a plan in order to help people navigate those issues.
[00:04:32] Is that correct?
[00:04:33] Teri Cochrane: That is exactly right. And we look at. It has to be a very intentional protocol of removing the big rocks. First is what I call, because for example, if there's heavy metal toxicity and you try to key late with a system that has impaired detoxification pathways, then what's going to happen is you're just going to re toxify.
[00:04:53] And so my Cochrane method that I've developed over several years has really illuminates the hierarchy of needs of the body.
[00:05:04] Bryan Carroll: And I have to ask, did you ever figure out, like, what were the root causes with your son? Was there anything specific or was it a myriad of multiple things?
[00:05:17] Teri Cochrane: Well, great question.
[00:05:18] And I can look in the rear view mirror when I first started with him completely, you know, as a, a big mama bear, trying to shift the quality of life of my son. I started with food first, right? And then I realized as I started doing my own study, that there was an endocrine system involvement that his adrenals were really taxed because of the steroids, the daily steroids he'd been given.
[00:05:41] But as I look in the rear view mirror, now that we do I'm considered a Nutrogenomix expert and epigenetics expert is that he was born premature. My birth was a bit, his birth was a bit traumatic. He is adrenals when he at birth were already depleted and he did not have the endocrine system to manage a premature birth.
[00:06:06] And so he immediately, what was given to him to help him breathe where steroids will steroids for the depletes adrenal fund. Steroid speed, strep and candida, that then trips, genetics in him. And he has, I say, I have, you know, I kinda got the, a cornucopia of bad genes, which I, then I then translated to him.
[00:06:29] Now, gene genes are just our potential. They don't have to be expressed, but in his case they expressed, and it really started at cascade of auto-immunity failure to thrive bleeding, eczema, asthma. Potential brain seizures. And so now I look back and say, of course, these tripping mechanisms related to his physiology.
[00:06:53] But at the time I was just trying to get him to be, you know, work better, but I will say work better as a physiologically within five days of elimination. Five foods and he's 27 now. And we started this journey first at three a is three-year well-check is when we were told, Hey, all the wheels have come off and you're going to have a child with, you know, no wheels.
[00:07:13] Right. And so by the age of five, he was really falling off. And that's when I started doing this work and the research, you know, I became a header. I was a risk manager by day of billions of dollars of assets. And I was a risk manager my night for my son's mystery condition. And the food though really shifted when we eliminate.
[00:07:33] Peanuts and corn and citrus and dairy and wheat within five days, his breathing started getting better. The dark circles allergic shiners. Now they're called, I didn't know that at the time they started receding a little bit. So there was almost an immediate response to, wow, I'm eliminating these foods.
[00:07:51] We're having a, almost, you know, physiological, immediate response. And gluten-free, wasn't even on anyone's room. At that time, I found myself making bagels from scratch. Back then I did so much, I eventually I've obviously left my job and then went back to school to really go deep into let's not only fix him, let's make him, you know, his vibrant best self, which eventually that's what ended up happening.
[00:08:17] Bryan Carroll: You mentioned taking away a lot of the, the high stress foods and within five days he was breathing better. How long do you think it took to get him? Overall in a really healthy place. Was this a couple months, couple of years?
[00:08:34] Teri Cochrane: Well, I didn't have the training or background. So I was, you know, I was gun slinging you know, before I went and went through my schooling, which took several years.
[00:08:43] But I would say by the age of 10, we were really seeing some progress. And that's actually when I quit my job. So I was still working in the financial services industry until he was 10. I was, you know, moonlighting, if you will, to try to get him better. And then when I, it took several years to go through the schooling process, but by the time he was in high school, he became a junior Olympic champion.
[00:09:06] He was he. Varsity swimmer. He became, he was a valediction speaker for his school, so it really shifted.
[00:09:15] Bryan Carroll: Wow, that's amazing. So that's a phenomenal story of recovery. Thank you.
[00:09:20] Teri Cochrane: Thank you. Yeah, well done.
[00:09:21] Bryan Carroll: It's beautiful. And I think that's where some of the most powerful stuff comes from when you have someone so close to you and someone that you love so much.
[00:09:31] And you want to make sure that they have the best health possible. That's where you as a practitioner really learn how to, you know, work with people and be able to really get them to the place that they want to be at. So when it comes to working with your own kids versus adults, there can be a little bit of differences there.
[00:09:51] So what's it like switching over to working with adults who have, you know, opinions they're grown up, they feel like, you know, They know some stuff where they think they know some stuff and they're more likely to fight back compared to you just telling them, Hey, this is what you need to do. Yeah,
[00:10:08] Teri Cochrane: that's a great question.
[00:10:09] And so I will tell you Bryan, that by the time people get to our practice, they have been to multiple practitioners. We call ourselves the last op saloon and because our reputation is what it is. Which we're very proud of. People are saying, we understand that your methodology is really has, is, is, is very pioneering and we're here to affect that change.
[00:10:31] And so what I do is, and this is what I did with my, my son and I have a pediatric to geriatric practice. So we see children as young as five weeks old. We're also fertility specialists and our, I think I just saw whatever. Most senior individuals today who's turning 88. I called her a masterpiece because she's so robust at 88, she's more robust than many people have her age.
[00:10:57] And she's like, I like coming here because I said, I'm just telling you a truth. You know, she's, she's really robust. So what we do is we educate, so we don't say take this and just trust me because I know. I want them to be just as informed and in the facility of what I call BodyTalk. So what I will say is we empower people to take control of their health and we do it through education.
[00:11:23] And we also do it through the facility of body language, body talk because their body is giving them feedback in real time on how quickly changes can occur. Positive changes when you match your genetic blueprint to your current state of health. And we just, we had another woman in here today who has tried everything.
[00:11:40] Her parents are diabetic. She's got facility to have a personal trainer, personal diet chef, all of these things and could not drop a pound, had been on diets and had been to all of these, you know, so-called. In six weeks, she's lost 11 pounds. Her insulin sensitivity has gone through the roof. She's she's happy.
[00:12:01] She's sleeping. It's a massive change. Why? Because we tied her genetic blueprint or current state of health. And for hurricane in her case, it wasn't about the sugar. She was cutting carbs and hurricanes. It was fat malabsorption. She couldn't break down fats and she was eating a keto diet will KIDO was kicking her butt because insulin is also called the fat storage hormone.
[00:12:24] And the more she fat, she ate the more fat she stored as insulin around the waist. And then when insulin is insensitive, you're going to gain weight. So she was just. Beside herself, happy to say, my gosh, how can I have lost without trying? I'm not exercising. I'm not dieting. How could I have lost 11 pounds in six weeks?
[00:12:45] Well, because the body is that miraculous and it is that masterpiece when it understands when you give it what it needs.
[00:12:53] Bryan Carroll: I like what you said earlier about genes is you could have the genes doesn't mean they have to express themselves. And I think a lot of people fall back on. Using their genes as an excuse, rather than focusing on what they can do to make those genes turn on and off the correct way.
[00:13:12] Teri Cochrane: Absolutely genes. I really look at genes much like our pathogens, right. We are only 43% us. The rest of us is not us. We have billions and trillions of microorganisms, viruses, bacteria, parasitic organisms, fungal organisms that co-exist happily within us. I call it the UN. Everybody gets a seat at the table, but when they become bullies, right, they get overexpressed.
[00:13:39] They get turned on if you will. And then all the balancing. The homeostatic and balances within us, boom. They break open and we're out of balance very much like jeans, right? So jeans, it doesn't matter. I say I have the trifecta of terrible genes. However, I keep them in check. I keep their lights off. The, those that should be turned off.
[00:14:02] They're off. Those that should be turned on. They're on. And I navigate it beautifully as do my clients when they understand the power of food and supplementation, as young as children, as young as say. Children as young as five, they really understand their body. We had a, I I've been working with this one little girl, 10 years.
[00:14:23] She was an anaphylactic to over 52 foods. And if alactic so to put her out in any environment was dangerous to her. She's now eating the foods that she was Anna Filactic too. And she understands the power of the body to heal. So she's not afraid of. She has respect for those foods that she has to microdose still.
[00:14:47] But this is, this is supposedly, supposedly when you're anaphylaxis, you will be anaphylaxis. Well, she's proven it's not. We turned off all our, of her genes that were creating such a high histamine and masala response that led to anaphylaxis.
[00:15:03] Bryan Carroll: Wow. That's amazing. So you mentioned you check people's genetic blueprints.
[00:15:09] How are you testing?
[00:15:11] Teri Cochrane: So we go through and I have a naturopathic doctor that's in my office and we go through either 23andme and ancestry.com that really looks to the potentiality of the genes. And then I run it through the Cochrane method. So that's my methodology that I've created, which is about.
[00:15:27] Sophisticated algorithm that goes to what is the symphony of how these genes are talking to us through the symptomology? And then what we do is we I've, I've developed an iterative applied kinesiology methodology. I did not invent applied kinesiology, but the way that I've created, I adapted. To the Cochrane method and which is 82, your genetic blueprint and what are the portals of genetic expression?
[00:15:50] So the Cochrane method speaks to what are the portals of a genetic expression, which are pathogenic environmental, including food and toxins, emotional. The thought creates the thing, the trigger, the signal to the gene. That's the beautiful. Dr. Lipton, Bruce Lipton, and then a physical impact. And so in real time, what we do is we take vials that have the electromagnetic signature of the MTHFR C6 seven 70, which is a methylation gene, which is a lot of doctors are testing for that.
[00:16:15] Right now, the test only shows that you have it. What I love about this real-time feedback from applied kinesiology is, is it being expressed, right? And so we're looking at it anecdotally that based on the signaling to the box, Did that, is that gene signaling in a way that's impairing your body right now or not.
[00:16:37] And so what I love about this as we have the, the, the genetic analysis of UL, the epigenetic analysis, and then we're looking at it, how does it link to the. And then when we see that the symptom has resolved and we see that that is no longer expressed, then we're in balance. Again, for example, this, this young lady that came today that lost the 11 pounds in six weeks, there's a gene polymorphism called the ISR.
[00:17:01] That's the insulin regulating gene. When she came back last time she has the gene. When she came the first time, it was. Well, now we tested it. It's not expressed. And how do we know anecdotally that it's not expressed? She's lost 11 pounds. That middle belly fat is gone. The body's responded.
[00:17:19] Bryan Carroll: Yep. And then they're happy you're getting the results.
[00:17:23] Yep, exactly. So when you're using like 23 and me are you taking the raw data or are you taking the the, I don't even know how you would call it, the data that they provide.
[00:17:35] Teri Cochrane: The consumer data, we take the raw data, which is thousands and thousands of snips. We go through it, we analyze it, we bucket it.
[00:17:43] I've got the sharks, the minnows, the sharks in the minnows, the sharks are where you have a double ilial. That means you got one from each parent. That means that the likelihood of that gene expressing, if it expresses can have a big beginning, Right. And then we look at them not only in isolation, but we look at them as a symphony.
[00:18:00] How are these relating to each other? If you have an insulin receptor gene and you also have a lot of fat metabolism genes, and then you have a lot of also a lot of mold, which mold is held and biofilm, biofilm is a lipid lipid, is that. That's a lot of genes relating to fat metabolism. So your sugar and diabetes could be related to your inability to process fats and much less an issue with sugar.
[00:18:25] Bryan Carroll: Okay. Now, when it comes to trying to create a diet for a person based off of their genetic blueprint, a lot of the diets that we hear about have similar foundations where it's, you know, get away from the processed foods and start incorporating whole real foods, et cetera. Is there any specific diet that works the best with people, or is that where the genes come in and you're starting to look at, you know, this person might do a little bit better with more animal type products in there compared to other things this person might do better with more vegetarian type diet, et cetera.
[00:19:00] Teri Cochrane: Yes. And it's a lot more granular than that. So for example, we call it and we inquire. Are you eating the right wrong foods? Foods that have been touted as super foods like broccoli and a rugala and killer kale as I call it Dave Asprey and I, we tease about kale being such a villain because it can be for many people with a certain genetic predisposition, certain genetic predispositions, sorry, these little earbuds are not doing what they're supposed to today.
[00:19:29] And so. What we do is we get super granular and the Wildatarian approach. What I, what I'm really proud of is that we have developed for actually almost 12 different archetypes. Wild types, depending on your genetic blueprint in your current state of health. And so we have a quiz that you can take on our website and that quiz takes you to what wild type are you.
[00:19:54] And within the wild type I have over the almost 20 years in the thousands and thousands of, of client outcomes that we've seen is you're going to fall into one. Types, and you're going to eat to that type. And that's, if you can't see us in practice or within, we get super, super granular. But what I have found is that for example, individuals that can't process sulfur then cabbage and broccoli and collar and kale and egg yolks could be a problem.
[00:20:19] And that's, you know, that's touted as really healthy foods. Or if you have an oxalate sensitivity, then almonds and black beans and chocolate and spinach are a problem. And if you can't process fats, then being a Akido or a high paleo is going to be a problem. And if you can't process a combination of those, then those are all problems.
[00:20:39] Now, does that mean you will never have spinach again or never have a rugala? No, it just means that you're going to really be mindful and respectful. It's where is that tipping point? And to, to point to that, we had a client who. Crohn's that's an auto-immune condition of inflammation of the intestines and Barrett's esophogitis, which is a cancerous esophageal inflammation.
[00:21:04] Well, when you have that, they say you will always have it. You have to go on a, an immunosuppressant or a biologic drug. Well, this person came back, they had their biopsies, that's gone. It's gone. So how is that possible? Because the body has the ability to reject. When you're giving it what it needs. So it doesn't have to express the genetics behind what causes a symptomology.
[00:21:29] And so it's that powerful, Bryan?
[00:21:32] Bryan Carroll: Yeah. That's amazing. When people are first coming to you and you do the genetic blueprint, are you also doing anything any other testing, such as a food sensitivity test to see what they're currently having issues with? Or are you just going off of the.
[00:21:47] Teri Cochrane: Well, we look at the blueprint, but we also test food as part of our applied kinesiology and the blueprint goes to food.
[00:21:54] So and we've, you know, we've helped people that we've never even met. Cause we do see people from across the world that as long as we have their genetic blueprint and we've tied it to their symptomology, we can get very, very accurate in terms of how you should eat and supplement because it's not just about the food, it's about supplementation.
[00:22:11] So for example, we had someone who had. Life-threatening psoriasis where almost her entire body was a tree trunk. Her skin was so significantly rough. It was going into her lungs. She was, she had been to the Mayo clinic. She had been to need to some of the top New York doctors. They were saying it was liver.
[00:22:33] It was a liver malfunction and they were giving her glutathione IVs. Now glutathione is very popular in the world of functional medicine. In her case gludethyon was a poison because she had multiple snips that related to inability to process sulfur and glutathione is a sulfur compound. So any foods in any supplementation, pharmaceutical, or not became a poison in her system.
[00:22:58] And when we discerned that this incurable condition was called. So we have to look at, for example, another one, which is really interesting, which many people don't know. And in very touted in the world of functional medicine is curcumin or turmeric. Turmeric has been known as an anti-cancer as an anti-inflammatory as a liver detoxifier.
[00:23:20] It's just great. Well, if you have the CYP two D six polymorphism, that can become a pro-inflammatory. Pro-oxidant and back up your liver, because it can reduce your detoxification pathway by up to 50%. Five-O not 5%, not 15 but 50. That's a problem. I know because I have that gene and if I eat turmeric a lot, it's going to tell me that I'm not going to feel very good at all.
[00:23:47] I'm going to feel too. So, and people don't understand, and they're saying I'm taking, I had one client she'd come to me first time, Teri, I don't understand. I've put on 15 pounds over five weeks. My thyroid is completely off. I'm not doing anything differently. What am I? This is a new client. So we really started because you have to ask the right questions.
[00:24:07] We say, if you ask the right questions, the right answers will follow. And I said, okay, well walk me through your day and tell me exactly what you do. As you eat. And so she said, well, I start my day with turmeric tea. I've been drinking it five times a day. We checked her genetics. Oh my gosh, you have this gene it's been expressed.
[00:24:26] You are your lymphatic system. Can't hold it. You're going fluffy because your liver is so backed up. And the liver is telling the lamp, Hey, deal with it. And the lift is gone. We can't. Cause she also had some fat metabolism issues. Well, she came back, everything was beautiful. Six weeks later we do a six week follow-up.
[00:24:45] It's sometimes it's that simple. That one thing is just like the tipping point that throws you into a rabbit hole that you become mystery illness, but it wasn't that mysterious. Not to us at
[00:24:57] Bryan Carroll: least. Yep. I like what you said earlier about the healthy wrong foods. Cause it's so it's so fitting for this.
[00:25:05] Exactly. A lot of people, you know, you hear about in the news or whatever, the next healthy, super food, and then everyone wants to take it, but. Everybody's a little different. And if you can't process that food or if your body doesn't like that food, just because it's a super food doesn't mean it's good for you.
[00:25:22] Teri Cochrane: No, it's not super for you. You know? So that's the thing. And when people ask me, Teri, is this healthy? I say, maybe let's figure out who you are, how you are and why you are. And then I can better, better answer that question.
[00:25:37] Bryan Carroll: Now, one of the things that your website talks about is a Wildatarian movie. Can you tell me a little bit more about what is a Wildatarian.
[00:25:46] Teri Cochrane: Yeah. So while the tiering I made up the word and this is eating to your genetic blueprint and your current state of health. And it is, it speaks to the big rocks of what's ailing, our food system. And it goes to these truncated protein structures by the name of amyloids. We've, we've heard about the amyloids of the brain and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and in kidney disease.
[00:26:10] Well, we now know that our food supply is actually feeding. System with amyloids by the crowding condition of animals. And I'm very pioneering in this work of its application. The clinical studies were out there. There's just never been applied that the crowding conditions is creating in the tissue of certain animals in particular chicken, these truncated protein structures, which then we eat.
[00:26:32] These amyloids are feeding viral reactivations, which is contributing to auto-immunity and there's this whole cascading event. So we go, the Wildatarian. The definition of Wildeterian is eating a low amyloid, low mycotoxin mycotoxin is those things that are Firestarter for molds and other pathogens. Okay.
[00:26:50] Generally wild, wild, because when we found that animals in the wild sustainably raised have a lower amyloid burden and the myco low, low sulfur, low oxylate food source. So it is a movement because we defined, I've actually redefined diet the word diet in the book, because when we say you're going to go on a diet.
[00:27:15] That in our brain, it calibrates to omega go off the diet, right? I'm going on the diet when the heck can I get off the diet? And so, because diet is, is perceived to be a, a deprivation based, temporary based approach to how you're going to get through your day from, from a food consumption perspective, I flipped it and it's of.
[00:27:39] And infinite and it's in its potential to have you be one with your food, love it. Become a foodie, become part of the movement of sustainable, healthy living. So, because we are, and I'm not, I'm not the. The statement, but we are a microcosm of the macrocosm. And so every time we choose to eat organic to eat to our genetic blueprint.
[00:28:02] So we're not off gassing cause we can off gas as well. That we're choosing to only you use our food dollars to invest in food sources that have been sustainably raised that are cruelty-free that rotate the crops that don't spray glyphosate. Eric go Roundup on their crops, which has created a massive deleterious effect on our ecosystem of the planet that we are part of this movement to the subtitle of this Wildatarian movement is to live as nature intended.
[00:28:34] If we live as nature intended and we allow. To be nature. Then we won't have this massive auto-immune epidemic where one in 14, one in 14, Bryan individuals in the United States have been diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. One in four. Individuals are stated they will be diabetic by the year 2040 in one, in three children born after the year 2000 that's those are all nutritional diseases.
[00:29:00] Heart disease is the number one killer in men and women. Hey guys, it's a nutritional disease. Diabetes is a nutritional disease, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol. We can alternate around eating the right foods, charging that blueprint in our current state of health. And we see it day in and day out in the spot in this, in this practice.
[00:29:17] And then they become our disciples because the Wildatarian mood. I don't tell people you have to proselytize. This movement, but they are so intrigued and they're so moved by their transformation that they can help themselves. And so it is because movement is about changing and we've got to change.
[00:29:36] We've got to change. We've got to turn this boat around of this massive nutrient depleted world that we're living in. That's that's contributing massive. To economic dysfunction to our national security. Bryan, I've been told, I have the privilege of talking to some of these surgeon generals and, and these top people in the military, I've been told that 70% of those eligible for the military are not eligible because they're either obese or they have mental health issues or they have other health conditions that are nutritionally based.
[00:30:09] That's a problem.
[00:30:10] Bryan Carroll: Yep. Yeah. It's a threat to our society. It's a threat to our county. One of those statistics that you said one in 14, people have a diagnosed auto-immune condition. The keyword there is diagnosed because it can take 10 plus years before you get diagnosed with an autoimmune condition.
[00:30:27] So there's plenty more people out there running around with health issues that are undiagnosed. And so I would say auto-immunity is a lot more common than just one in 40. I agree with you 100%. Yeah. And I think it's like seven out of the top 10 top deaths in the U S are all nutrition and health or lifestyle related.
[00:30:49] So yeah, we could save a lot of people by making better choices with our food, our life move more.
[00:30:59] Teri Cochrane: 100. Absolutely. And this is the thing it's, it has a massive economic impact to the GDP because I do have a large pediatric practice and what these kids, their executive functioning, Bryan is not what it was 20 years ago.
[00:31:14] They're just not availing themselves of their full ability to be in their most executive brain function. It's not, it's not there for many of
[00:31:23] Bryan Carroll: them. Yeah. Especially with the kids. It's like what one and two are experiencing anxiety or depression.
[00:31:32] Teri Cochrane: Yes. That's, that's not acceptable in my book. No. Right. And so that's why I decided to leave a very promising career 18 years ago, because I wanted to be that mother to show other mothers and fathers that you don't have to be that one into and drug.
[00:31:52] You can turn it around. I work with a lot of mental health in, in our practice and it's very doable to manage it with nutrition and supplementation. Now I'm not saying in all cases, and sometimes in acute cases, there must be there. It's important to have pharmaceutical intervention. However, the vast majority of cases, and I will tell you, ADHD has a lot to do with insulin and sensitivity.
[00:32:16] These kids are hypoglycemic and they look like they're high. But they're actually, they're shaking and they're, they can't think because their blood sugar has dropped initially. And then it'll spike. I call it the sugar rollercoaster and then they're there. They're not able to sit. And so then they're, they're punished at school and then they're numbed at home.
[00:32:36] It's not the way it's not.
[00:32:38] Bryan Carroll: Nope. Nope, definitely not. This is why we bring on risk managers into the health space so that they can manage the rest of us in this country. That's that's what we need indeed. Well, Teri, is there any final things that you want to make sure we cover when it comes to the Cochrane method and the Wildatarian movement and all that stuff?
[00:32:59] Teri Cochrane: Well one of the things we say is that even though these statistics are scary and we look like we're devolving as, as a, as humanity, that it doesn't take that long to turn it around. And it's really, I, I really encourage your audience to become informed, but always to maintain that curiosity. And if you're taking a supplement or you're eating a food and it doesn't feel good and you're blaming yourself because maybe you didn't take it in right.
[00:33:26] Or. Let your body talk to you. It has amazing feedback loop and that alone puts you back in your power and then take back your power.
[00:33:36] Bryan Carroll: I love it. Well, Teri people can find more about [email protected] You mentioned there's a quiz over there, so people can go do that and find out what was that?
[00:33:46] The type of dietary. Yes, it's a
[00:33:48] Teri Cochrane: wild type quiz to tell you, to tell you what type of Wildatarian you should be, and then eat today.
[00:33:53] Bryan Carroll: Perfect. And you also have a couple of products over there that are really awesome as well. Can you talk to.
[00:33:59] Teri Cochrane: Yeah. So I've developed a supplement company and I've got three major products that I want to focus with your listening audience.
[00:34:05] On two, one is the wild lights after under the Wildatarian brand. And this is an electrolyte formula. That's like no other it's plant-based, it's only three ingredients. It's watermelon, cilantro, and Seesaw. But I work with a world-class athletes as, as you may know, and all of my athletes take it to increase their performance.
[00:34:25] They love it. I just had a massive rockstar, just purchase two cases of wild lights. He's coming out, back on tour. He, he, once he's become a Wildatarian and the wireless, is this something he can't live with? So, not only is this a, is an electrolyte powder, but it also is. It helps to manage the oxylate burden.
[00:34:43] It helps to manic uric acid levels. It helps with the cells, communicate people. People have told me if I were stranded on a desert island and I only had two things, all I would want was water and wildlife. So it's just, it's really wonderful, especially for individuals that have sensitivity because it is plant-based.
[00:35:00] I actually developed wildlife it's for my, one of my managers in my practice, it used to be a division one at. And she could not take any electrolyte powder because she was sensitive to the sulfates and the nitrates and the, the preservatives in in her formulation. And she was still quite a ver, even though she was retired from her, her her vocation as an athlete, she was still very much involved in athletics and she was really struggling.
[00:35:25] And so Rachel was the reason wildlife was born. And then the second. Supplement that I really want to share with your listening audience is something that we called stress mover and Dave Asprey, my good friend, Dave Asprey named that for me. So thanks Dave. And this is again a unique, a unique botanical formulation.
[00:35:47] And we say I say that that supplements like food is a symphony. If you get one, one ingredient wrong in the S in those supplement blend, it's all gonna sound wrong and it's, it's going to be wrong for your body. So we're very intentional about not taking in any of those Firestarters for genetic tripping.
[00:36:04] If you will in this, in this blend and people have, have really just. Amazed by its ability to calm the system, but also bring you into mental, mental acuity. It helps with sleep. It helps with stress. It helps with anxiety. It supports the modulation of our autonomic nervous system, our fight or flight response and supports insulin response.
[00:36:28] It's got taurine in there and taurine is like a magic bullet for helping to break down. Fats helping to support a dopamine production, helping to manage the attenuation of our fight or flight response. So very intentionally crafted people. Love it. It's very benign. It's a do no harm. It has to do a lot of good.
[00:36:51] Bryan Carroll: Yeah. I know a lot of my audience, they live various high stress. Lifestyles, they have high stress jobs, et cetera. So that will definitely be a really good supplement. And I think I might have to give that one a try as well. So, and again, people can find all that [email protected] Thank you Teri so much for coming on and sharing this information.
[00:37:11] Like I said, we need to be advocates for our own health and health. Decently complicated, but once you know the blueprint to follow, then it doesn't have to be complicated anymore.
[00:37:24] Teri Cochrane: That's very well said. Thank you so much. It was a great pleasure and it's, it's complicated, but it's simple and it's in its application and that's the thing.
[00:37:31] It doesn't have to be hard. We can get it, we can get it right.
[00:37:35] Bryan Carroll: I hope you were able to learn a couple things from Teri on how to best optimize your own genetic blueprint. And if you want to work with her or learn more about how she can help you discover what your genetic blueprint might look like, then head on over to Teri cochrane.com and you can fill out her quiz over there.
[00:37:54] Also, she does have her products that you can go check out as well, which is a Wildlight so stress mover and the immune mover. So go give those a look as well. Okay, next week I have Chris kianase on the show. Let's go learn who she is and what we'll be talking about. I am here with Chris . Hey, Chris, what is one unique thing about you that most people don't know?
[00:38:16] Kris Quinones: Most people don't know that I spend my free time in part as a competitive ballroom dancer. So as much as I hold the quiet event space for my clients and my personal practice. I also hold space for a lot of vitality and passion for Latin
[00:38:35] Bryan Carroll: ballroom dance. Well, your ability to probably stay calm in competitive situations probably really helps you to, I would assume.
[00:38:46] Kris Quinones: Yeah, these skillsets and habits of the yogis are one that can be applied to anyone. If you are looking for that embodied knowledge of. Integrating the mind and body with spirit and soul, then you have a lot more ease of life and vitality, and that's what
[00:39:08] Bryan Carroll: I'm all about. So, and what will we be learning about in our interview together?
[00:39:16] Kris Quinones: I'm going to be sharing some of the daily habits of yogis to manage pain. Natural. And to eliminate inflammation and improve their mobility in
[00:39:28] Bryan Carroll: life. In what are your favorite foods or nutrients that you think everyone should get more of in their diet?
[00:39:36] Kris Quinones: I think everyone should get more in their diet of the bitter taste.
[00:39:42] The bitter taste is found in foods like dark leafy greens or a green bell pepper. Spices like to mark. This piece is something we've gotten away from and our modern production of food, which is so heavily on the sweet sour salty spectrum. The bitter taste is where we get the true medicinal power of our plants and cleaning and cooling our blood from.
[00:40:15] Environmental toxins that we absorb on a daily basis and our choices around our, our diet. So, you know, we have a lot of processed food. We favor the street as we don't get enough fitter. And the bidder is actually what keeps the rents clean. The bitter is what supports the immune system and the limp help and the help of the fascia deter is the bristle brush that comes along.
[00:40:44] I'm kind of sweeps out the gunk and crap and they accumulated sugar and salt and filler that we take in and life. Right. So it doesn't have to be a lot, but just a little bit more bitter in your daily life. These can be invasive weeds. It can be wilted greens. If you're into green two thing, or even just taking you know, more of a.
[00:41:11] Route with your culinary spices and experimenting with different herbs and spices and your diet. That's number one, it's more of a bitter taste for people in their health and patient management. And then the other two are not necessarily food as we think about it, on what to put on the plate, but it's food.
[00:41:32] And what yogis think about in terms of that it nourishes like for center. Anything that nurses like for synergies considered nourishments and food and yoga. And I would say leap back to sleep again, and sunshine actually being exposed to some light for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, so that we can stay in touch with those circadian rhythms with those diurnal rhythm.
[00:42:07] Really mandate our health, like our hormone regulation. And those, those are elements we've gotten so far away from being indoors. As long as we are, our bodies are a bit confused as to what processes that should be doing at what times of day. And so more sleep, more sunshine and more bitter tastes.
[00:42:28] Bryan Carroll: three things.
[00:42:32] The my final question. What are your three health tips for anyone who wants to improve their overall wellness?
[00:42:41] Kris Quinones: I think, I think the, the biggest tips for improving your overall wellness will be to find ways that are going to help you manage your stress levels that are healthy, coping skills. Not the self-medicating that we often do for emotional eating or drinking or the weed or the wine or whatever it is. And, and there's so much I could say, but definitely prioritizing a weight is going to be a big one and prioritizing your digestion, you know, getting that back to baseline.
[00:43:23] And I think the easiest way to do that is to start just by having an earlier lighter dinner and try to finish your dinner by 6:00 PM when
[00:43:33] Bryan Carroll: you can,
[00:43:34] Kris Quinones: The practice challenging in our culture most are still commuting. Home from work are still at work, but you find ways of meal planning and preparation, which is a big part of yourself.
[00:43:47] Healing. You're not going to be able to do. Go very far down the path of self healing. If you leave your food preparation to someone else, so depends on where you're starting at and you build your skillset.
[00:44:03] Bryan Carroll: So all of us have fascia in our bodies and it is our responsibility to keep it as healthy as possible so that we can move well and be pain-free.
[00:44:12] So that's what we'll be learning about in the next episode. And if you want to check out the show notes for this show, then head on over to summit for wellness.com/ 1 6, 5. That'll take you right to the show notes for this specific episode, and you can learn more about Teri and some of her products and whatnot.
[00:44:31] Okay until next time, keep climbing to the peak of your health.
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