Evan Hirsch Helps you to fix your chronic fatigue

58- Fixing Your Fatigue with Evan Hirsch

Many people are starting to suffer from a condition known as chronic fatigue. Chronic fatigue is defined as fatigue that doesn't go away with rest.

Fatigue is a very broad topic that can have many different causes. Naturally we feel some levels of fatigue from the stress of daily life, but in many cases this should be remedied with adequate rest. Therefore chronic states of exhaustion is caused by something more underlying, such as an undiagnosed illness.

What Can Cause a Chronic State of Fatigue

When looking for the root cause of fatigue issues, it can be very hard to go off of symptoms alone. Many symptoms can express themselves in different forms of illnesses. This is why Dr. Evan Hirsch likes to run lab tests to rule out these illnesses.

So what are some of the most common causes for a loss in overall energy? It can be caused by:

All of these can be difficult to detect, but with the proper testing, and the proper practitioner working with you, they can determine how to fix your fatigue!

That is exactly the focus of this episode. Dr. Evan teaches us his 4-step approach to beating fatigue once and for all.

»What are some of the main causes of decreased energy

»The 4-step approach to beating fatigue

»What foods should be removed from the diet to give you back your energy

»How herbs can support the body to get back to normal health

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Shownotes

  • [2:15] What got you interest in fatigue
  • [4:15] Was what caused your fatigue the same reason that caused your wife's fatigue
  • [5:45] What is the difference between chronic fatigue and the fatigue you feel from the daily grind of life
  • [6:45] Is Epstein Barr the same as Bartonella
  • [10:00] What are the first steps you take to determine what is causing someone's chronic fatigue
  • [11:30] Do you run all of the lab tests at the beginning, or do you try to figure out the best ones to run based off of symptoms
  • [13:15] What is the second step in helping someone get back their energy
  • [14:45] When you use herbs in your practice, do you get pushback from people who think herbs don't work
  • [17:15] Step 3 is to replace, what does this involve
  • [18:00] What is the final step for recovering from chronic fatigue
  • [19:00] How long can it take for someone to go through all 4 steps and to feel back to normal


  • [19:45] Food allergies and sensitivities can cause issues related to fatigue
  • [22:00] What are the foods you are looking to remove from the diet the most
  • [24:15] Research now is showing glyphosate present in many foods on the shelves. We talk more about this in episode 56
  • [25:00] What are some strategies for people to protect themselves from the environment or other stressors
  • [27:00] Get a good air filter for your house to remove molds and other toxins. We use the Molekule, which you can learn more in episode 41
  • [30:45] How can hormones impact our overall energy
  • [34:15] What is your morning routine to keep your energy high

Learn More About Dr. Evan Hirsch

Website: FixYourFatigue.org

Free eBook: Fix Your Fatigue: The Four Step Process to Resolving Chronic Fatigue, Achieving Abundant Energy, and Reclaiming Your Life!

Social Media: Facebook , Facebook GroupYoutube , Instagram

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Dr. Evan Hirsch teaches his 4 step process to beating chronic fatigue

Dr. Evan Hirsch teaches his 4 step process to beating chronic fatigue

Dr. Evan Hirsch teaches his 4 step process to beating chronic fatigue

Learn to create Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream that is also low carb friendly

Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Do you have any mint lovers in your life? I absolutely love mint and I can never get enough of it. It is to the point I have started to grow it in my garden, just so that I can have some fresh and accessible whenever I need it! I clearly knew I needed to share my dairy free mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe so that you too could enjoy some healthy mint in your life!

Finding a great dairy free ice cream that does not taste overwhelmingly like pureed coconut with a lacking flavor profile of anything else can be a treasure hunt if you allow it to be! We ended up saying “No thanks!” to that headache this summer and decided to make our own ice cream!

I crave mint the most during the summer time. Mint is known for its “cooling and soothing” health properties and benefits. This herb has so many more benefits than most people are aware of traditionally. Making a healthy sweet treat, like this dairy free mint chocolate chip ice cream, can do just the trick of cooling and soothing symptoms in your life!

More about Mint

Mint is a hearty herb that grows very well on its own and can be grown indoors! No one has an excuse to not keep some fresh mint around to have in their lives.

Supports Digestion-Mint causes a reaction in your mouth and tells your body to activate your salivary glands which in turn encourages your body to focus on providing digestive enzymes that help aid and improve digestion.

Inflammation- Here comes the soothing properties. Mint can help relieve headaches and nausea. It helps bring balance and homeostasis to an imbalanced body.

Skin Care- Summer time is when the bugs come in swarms to annoy us, cuts and swelling happen more frequently, and you begin to spend more time looking for relief so that you can enjoy being outside! Mint has anti-itching properties and most bugs do not like its strong scent.

Allergies- Asthma, hay fever, or seasonal allergy symptoms can be alleviated with the help of mint! As with anything, use mint as a balancing mechanism, if you use it too much it can cause more irritation rather than relieve it!

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How to make Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I'd be lying if I did not say up front how incredibly easy this recipe is to throw together. Who wouldn't be excited to throw together their own dairy free mint chocolate chip ice cream and know that you can eat as much as you want?! Well within reason of course, don't make yourself sick!

First step is to gather all of your ingredients, measure, and pour into a blender. We like to use our Vitamix for the smoothest blend and perfect texture. Make sure you don't add the chocolate chips quite yet!

Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in a Blender

Once everything is mixed and blended together, it is time to transfer your liquid ice cream to an ice cream maker to get the right consistency! It usually takes our Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker about 20 minutes to churn the mixture until frozen. We like a creamy, chilled consistency. Don't forget to toss in the chocolate chips before it is finished freezing!

Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with chocolate chips pouring in

Now that your liquid ice cream is transformed into chilled ice cream, you can go ahead and scoop and serve or place in the freezer to enjoy later on!

Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream coming out of the ice cream maker

Look at how creamy this ice cream turns out!!

Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream being scooped into a bowl

Learn to create Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream that is also low carb friendly
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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo, Vegan
Servings: 1 quart
Author: Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) into a high powered blender, like a Vitamix. Blend on high for 1 minute.
  • Pull out your ice cream maker, and follow directions to make ice cream. Typically, you attach the freezer cup, pour in the mixture, and turn on. Add in the chocolate chips. Churn for 20 minutes, or until frozen.
  • Once the mixture turns into ice cream, you can serve as is, or freeze for a couple of hours.

This Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is Dairy and Gluten Free, and supplies lots of good fats for the body.

This Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is Dairy and Gluten Free, and supplies lots of good fats for the body.

Kiran Krishnan is a research microbiologist who focuses his attention on the microbiome of the human body

57- Weight Loss and the Microbiome Connection with Kiran Krishnan

The gut microbiome is one of the most powerful regions of the human body. A lot of research is coming out about the importance of the bacteria in the body, and Kiran Krishnan is one of the researchers leading the way for all of us.

The microbiome is made of around 1500 different strains of bacteria that all work together to keep the body healthy. Of the 1500 strains, we only understand around 10% of their total functionality.

With more research coming out every single day, soon we will be able to understand how each strain of bacteria impacts the body.

Can the Microbiome Cause Health Issues and Weight Gain

Research is showing that an imbalance of bacteria in the gut can cause a lot of health issues that we see on the rise today. With an increase in antibiotic use and exposure to pesticide-rich foods (which you can learn more about here), the microbiome is under more assault then it ever has been.

The use of antibiotics has been shown to increase weight in cattle. In fact, many cattle farms use antibiotics not only to reduce chances of disease, but also to make the cattle increase weight faster. This has also been shown to happen in humans, and with an imbalanced microbiome, weight gain can also occur.

But have no fear, the microbiome is very resilient and with the proper care, it can bounce back. In this episode, Kiran Krishnan and I discuss:

»How does the microbiome impact the overall functions of the body

»What the microbiome is like in different regions of the body, such as the genitals

»Why are Bacillus Endospores important for the recovery of the good bacteria in the gut

»Do fermented foods actually provide probiotics

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Shownotes

  • [1:45] What projects has Kiran been a part of and what got him interested in the microbiome
  • [4:30] How is the microbiome helping the body to function
  • [7:00] What are the 3.5 million genes that are considered to be functional genes
  • [8:15] Of the thousand or so bacteria we have discovered in the gut, how many of them have we studied and understand what they do within the body
  • [9:15] Are the strains of bacteria the same in different locations of the body, or is each area different
  • [11:30] You are the second person who I have talked to that has mentioned the microbiome of the eye, the first being Dr. Harvey Fishman, and it is neat to see multiple people looking at the microbiome of the eye
  • [13:15] Soaking a wound in water can actually help to speed up healing time because of the increase in microbes
  • [14:45] What happens to the microbiome when it is out of balance
  • [17:15] What would cause the good bacteria in the body to be out of balance
  • [21:30] If you have been on an antibiotic, what strains of probiotics would be recommended to repopulate the gut
  • [25:00] When you add in the Bacillus Endospores, how long does it take to repopulate the gut with the good bacteria
  • [26:30] Does Bacillus Endospores help to repopulate the microbiome in other areas of the body such as the genital region
  • [29:00] What strains of bacteria should be populated in the genital region
  • [31:15] Supplementing probiotics for women could make yeast and bacterial infections worse, so how should a woman properly supplement probiotic strains to repopulate the vaginal region
  • [33:30] Is the gut the main hub for the microbiome of the rest of the body
  • [35:00] How does the microbiome impact the way people lose weight or gain weight
  • [38:00] Antibiotic use is known to cause weight gain, so when your immune system is suppressed and you get sick, then you go and get an antibiotic, then it can cause weight gain
  • [40:45] Is it better to target the leaky gut before adding in probiotics, or would you use probiotics first
  • [43:30] When starting on a leaky gut protocol do you increase the spore-based probiotics
  • [45:15] Does fermented foods actually provide probiotics, or is this a misconception that people don't fully understand yet
  • [48:15] Fermented foods are considered to be a prebiotic instead of a probiotic
  • [50:00] Spore-based probiotics are able to survive when exposed to heat and light
  • [53:45] Is it beneficial to use tests such as Viome or Ubiome, or are these tests just showing you information about your gut without providing enough information to do anything about it
  • [57:00] I would assume the bacteria in the stool is dependent upon the food you ate and the bacteria that binded to that food


Learn More About Kiran Krishnan

Website: Microbiome Labs , Microbiome Blog

Social Media: Facebook , Youtube , Instagram

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Kiran Krishnan teaches how to optimize the microbiome of the body to lose weight and improve health

Kiran Krishnan teaches how to optimize the microbiome of the body to lose weight and improve health

Kiran Krishnan teaches how to optimize the microbiome of the body to lose weight and improve health

56- Sicker by the Generation with Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams

56- Sicker by the Generation with Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams

You may have noticed that we have quite a few episodes that are focused on children and ways to improve their health. In fact, it saddens me that there are so many children out there who are suffering from conditions with little understanding of why it is happening. This is why we keeping bringing up the topic about ways to make children healthy again.

I focus on children a lot because they aren't in the best position to know what's best for themselves. They go off of what they have been taught, so it is important as adults that we stay up to date with why each generation is getting sicker.

A common theme that you may have heard between episodes is that the food we are eating is not the best for children, or even adults. Processed foods are stripped of nutrients, sanitized in ways we don't want to know about, and are designed to make us snack more often.

The big debate for quite some time is not necessarily about the richness of nutrients in processed foods, but more about the way these crops are grown. There are so many different types of crops now (organic, pesticides used, GMO, etc) how are we supposed to know what is healthy?

Does It Matter if the Crops are GMO or Organic?

This is the debate of the century. If you walked down the streets, everyone seems to have their opinion on what is best.

Some say organic crops cost too much to grow and are too fragile to pests. Others say that GMO crops provide a much higher yield and is more beneficial to farmers.

So what is the truth? What types of crops should we be using, and does it really make a difference?

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams, PhD about the quality of food in our food system, and what the research is saying about GMO crops versus organic crops.

»What is a GMO crop and how is it different than other crops

»How pesticides can be a big influence on disease

»What are the controversies behind GMO foods

»Ways parents can get their kids to make healthier informed choices

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Shownotes

  • [2:45] What got Vincanne interested in Anthropology
  • [4:30] What led Michelle to become a Pediatrician and made her want to pursue writing this book
  • [7:45] Is the increase in disease and rare diseases in children coming from the foods we are eating
  • [9:30] What are some of the conditions that have been becoming more common among the newest generations
  • [11:30] Michelle do you believe that the increases in these conditions stem from either the food we eat or the environment we live in
  • [12:45] What are GMO foods and how are they supposed to be “beneficial” to us
  • [21:00] What are the testing procedures to see if these genetic modifications are still within the food at time of consumption
  • [23:15] Is there a difference in overall yield of crops between GMO crops and organically raised crops


  • [28:15] The genetic modifications of food does more damage to the environment and soil which leads to less yield of crops
  • [30:45] What is your response to critics who think the idea of GMO foods being harmful is fake news
  • [37:15] Does glyphosate block the uptake of minerals into the body
  • [38:30] What are some strategies families can take to improve the health of the children and family
  • [44:30] It can be very tricky to get kids to change their diets, so how do parents transition their kids to better foods

Learn More About Vincanne Adams and Michelle Perro

Book: What's Making Our Children Sick

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Vincanne Adams and Michelle Perro share information on what is making our children sick

Vincanne Adams and Michelle Perro share information on what is making our children sick

Vincanne Adams and Michelle Perro share information on what is making our children sick

55- New Discoveries of the Ocular Microbiome with Dr Harvey Fishman

It seems like every single day we have more advancements in the research done on the human microbiome. Word has spread about the gut microbiome, and the genitalia microbiome. But new development is coming out in areas of the body we least expect it.

Such as the Ocular Microbiome, better known as the bacteria of the eye.

Researchers have discovered an ecosystem of the microbiome within the eye. In these early stages of research, the eye is showing to have a much smaller population of bacteria than other areas of the body, such as the gut. This does not mean that the ocular microbiome isn't important. In fact, it could tell us more about how to protect the eye and how to prevent eye disease.

Why Should We Care About the Ocular Microbiome

For years ophthalmologists have been able to see correlations between the eyes and issues going on within the gut and rest of the body. The eyes provide a window into the general health of the body.

Previously, the eye was considered to be a sterile environment. Now the research is saying otherwise.

With the findings of bacteria on the eyes and in the eyelids, it demonstrates that the body has some sort of defense mechanism to keep out foreign pathogens. With researchers like Dr. Harvey Fishman looking at how the ocular microbiome fits into the bigger picture of the human body, we can learn a lot about the health of a person.

And if you don't think there is much bacteria and parasites that need to be kept off of the eyeball, then just contact Dr. Fishman to pluck one of your eyelashes to show you what may be living on it 😉.

In this week's episode, Dr. Harvey Fishman and I discuss:

»The different projects he has worked on such as artificial retinal prosthesis

»What has been discovered with the ocular microbiome

»Can systemic antibiotics impact the health of the microbiome of the eye

»What foods and nutrients can support the health of the eyes

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Shownotes

  • [4:15] What got you interested in the world of optics and ocular health
  • [6:00] Can you tell us about your artificial retina prosthesis project that you worked on

  • [8:00] When you do these procedures like retina prosthetics, do you do the same procedure in both eyes, or just one
  • [8:45] What is the ocular microbiome and what do we know about it so far
  • [12:30] Even though the overall population of the microbiome is less in the eye than the gut, are ratios similar
  • [13:15] Is the microbiome of the eye found externally, or is it internal as well
  • [15:00] Does taking an internal antibiotic impact the external colonies of the ocular microbiome
  • [16:30] What issues of the eyes can be directly correlated to what is going on at the gut
  • [21:30] Are there specific symptoms that you have seen that can correlate to different issues with the ocular microbiome
  • [26:15] What happens to the microbiome of the eye when people use makeup and fake eyelashes


  • [31:00] Dr. Harvey will pluck an eyelash and show patients the parasites that are stuck within the eyelashes
  • [33:30] Can you repopulate the microbiome of the eye using a probiotic drop of some sort
  • [36:00] What are your favorite foods to support eye health
  • [39:00] If you have a morning routine to take care of your eye health, what is it

Learn More About Dr. Harvey Fishman

Website: fishmanvision.com

Social Media: Twitter

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Dr Harvey Fishman has been researching the microbiome of the eyes, and comes on to share his discoveries

Dr Harvey Fishman has been researching the microbiome of the eyes, and comes on to share his discoveries

Dr Harvey Fishman has been researching the microbiome of the eyes, and comes on to share his discoveriesDr Harvey Fishman has been researching the microbiome of the eyes, and comes on to share his discoveries

Dr Harvey Fishman has been researching the microbiome of the eyes, and comes on to share his discoveries

Dr Harvey Fishman has been researching the microbiome of the eyes, and comes on to share his discoveries

Wildfire Smoke

5 Ways to Protect Your Health From Wildfire Smoke

Over the past few summers, a new pattern has risen over on the West Coast: an increase in wildfires. Naturally, there will always be the threat of wildfire when the landscape becomes dry, but lately there have been more fires, which leads to more exposure to wildfire smoke.

When the air becomes so thick with smoke, the obvious question is how does wildfire smoke effect your health. As we become more exposed to smoke in the air, we should learn the best ways to protect your health from the wildfire smoke.

54- Fitness and Nutrition for the Older Population with Krysti Slonaker

54- Fitness and Nutrition for the Older Population with Krysti Slonaker

As we start to age, there are different nutritional and movement needs that we need to add into our daily lives. When it comes to the older population, it is extremely important to focus on a couple specifics:

  • Protein
  • Water and hydration
  • Mineral depletion
  • Coordination
  • Balance

For the elderly, these start to become extremely necessary to feel great and safe each and every day.

Why These Areas of Health are Necessary For the Elderly

When the body starts to age, some functions don't seem to work as well as when we were younger. One of those functions is our ability to digest food, and use the protein from food to rebuild tissues in the body.

Water and overall hydration is also needed for strong and healthy tissues in the body, however for some reason the elderly tend to not drink enough water. This is a nutrient that makes up most of our body, and is needed even more so once we get older so that we can move fluidly.

Mineral depletion is a huge topic because it effects our bone structure, hormone regulation, nerve impulses, and even heart beat. Without the proper minerals, the older population can see a decline in their health and even be more prone to injuries if they fall.

Coordination and balance are important for those moments when someone elderly steps wrong, comes across an obstacle, or is blindsided by something that causes them to fall. Improving these areas will help them to better react to their environment to avoid unnecessary injuries.

In this week's episode, Krysti Slonaker and I discuss:

»What nutrients the elderly tend to miss out on in their daily meals

»How to add protein sources into their diet

»Ways to improve their movement quality

»What to do if an elderly person falls over

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Shownotes

  • [3:00] How Krysti went from being a motorcycle mechanic to jumping into the health and wellness field
  • [9:00] Growing up seeing how the nutrients entering a feeding tube can impact someone's health is a unique experience to really connect with the power of nutrition
  • [10:30] What made you interested in working with the older population
  • [14:30] What are your ways to help the older population nourish their bodies
  • [15:45] Why is it tough for older people to drink enough water and eat enough protein
  • [17:20] Do you recommend using other resources of protein than just from gelatin and broth
  • [18:45] Do you have people add minerals to their gelatinous water to help replenish lost minerals and electrolytes


  • [20:15] This population is usually pretty stubborn, how can you talk to then to educate them on the nutritional needs they need to meet
  • [21:45] How do you add in foods to their diet before removing the foods that aren't benefiting them
  • [22:30] Do you run into issues with the loss of tastes and taste buds as the clients get older
  • [25:40] Do you generally work with older adults in assisted living, or who can still provide for themselves
  • [27:00] What are some of the major areas you want to focus on to improve their fitness and movement capabilities
  • [29:00] What are some ways that the elderly can do to prevent a fall
  • [33:00] If you could change the older population's morning routines, what would you have them do to improve their health and balance

Learn More About Krysti Slonaker

Website: www.redirectwellness.com

PDF from Krysti- Email [email protected] and add “Save My Info For Blog” in the subject line

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram

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Krysti Slonaker helps the older population to improve their fitness and receive the correct nutrients for optimal health

Krysti Slonaker helps the older population to improve their fitness and receive the correct nutrients for optimal health

Krysti Slonaker helps the older population to improve their fitness and receive the correct nutrients for optimal health

53- Amino Acid Therapy For Optimal Brain Function with Laurie Hammer

53- Amino Acid Therapy For Optimal Brain Function with Laurie Hammer

Over the past couple of decades, we have seen a big increase in neurotransmitter dysfunction ranging from anxiety and depression, to Alzheimer's and even Schizophrenia. The 4 main neurotransmitters that we pay attention to are:

  • Serotonin
  • GABA
  • Catecholamines
  • Endorphins

There has been a lot of information coming out about the power of the Ketogenic Diet for optimal brain function, but that relates mostly to the brain cells using ketones as the primary fuel source compared to glucose. What we don't hear about often enough is the types of amino acids needed to produce neurotransmitters.

This is where Amino Acid Therapy starts to shine. The focus with AAT is to find the necessary amino acids to help build the proper neurotransmitters for any symptom you may have.

How Can Amino Acid Therapy Improve Neurotransmitter Function

Amino acids are needed to build neurotransmitters. Naturally, our bodies will break down dietary protein into the necessary amino acids to produce the neurotransmitters. However, in most cases, people aren't consuming the right proteins or they aren't fully digesting proteins.

With Amino Acid Therapy, the practitioner understands that certain amino acids are used to build certain neurotransmitters. By taking a look at your symptoms, they can pinpoint the most likely amino acids you would need, then they test it on you right in their office. This gives you immediate answers to the amino acids you need to improve your brain chemistry!

In this week's episode, Laurie Hammer and I discuss:

»What is Amino Acid Therapy and how it relates to neurotransmitter function

»Which amino acids are important for specific neurotransmitters

»How to test for the right amino acids

»How deficiencies in amino acids and neurotransmitters can lead to unnatural appetites

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Shownotes

  • [2:28] What is your background and what got you into Amino Acid Therapy
  • [6:45] What is Amino Acid Therapy used for
  • [8:00] Do you use specific proteins during the therapy, or specific amino acids
  • [8:30] What are neurotransmitters and how do the amino acids interact with them
  • [11:30] When you place an amino acid under the tongue, how long do you wait to see a reaction
  • [13:50] Do most people only have 1 neurotransmitter issue, or more than 1
  • [14:30] How do you determine the dosing amount to start a client on
  • [16:00] Do you take a look at their diet to make sure they are receiving enough protein, then also look to see if they are properly breaking down foods


  • [19:30] How do deficient neurotransmitters lead to unnatural appetites
  • [21:00] Can Amino Acid Therapy work for any age
  • [22:30] How do you use Amino Acid Therapy with someone who is on an SSRI
  • [24:30] What are some final points you want everyone to know about Amino Acid Therapy
  • [26:30] Do you ever use the Ketogenic Diet to help support neurotransmitter function

Learn More About Laurie Hammer

Website: Take My Brain Back

Phone: 515-341-2666

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Amino Acid Therapy is used to discover deficiencies in the right amino acids that are needed to build neurotransmitters.

Amino Acid Therapy is used to discover deficiencies in the right amino acids that are needed to build neurotransmitters.

Amino Acid Therapy is used to discover deficiencies in the right amino acids that are needed to build neurotransmitters.

52- Intuitive Eating with Katie Garces

52- Intuitive Eating with Katie Garces

It has been estimated that over 45 million Americans participate in diets each year, and less than 5% continue to maintain the diet after a couple of months. This means there is a big disconnect between diets, and how to make it a lifestyle change. Katie Garces says that what we are missing in most diets is teaching about intuitive eating.

As we well know, we have lost most of our connection with the food that we eat because food has become very convenient, and we don't have to work hard to get it. Because of the convenience, we start to lose our ability to understand what our body needs in terms of nutrients and foods.

What is Intuitive Eating

Quite simply, intuitive eating is a way to reconnect with your body and understand the nutrients it needs in order to function properly. This can range anywhere from eating seasonally, to eating for your hormonal patterns throughout the month.

In this week's episode, Katie Garces and I discuss:

»What intuitive eating means

»Steps to take to get started with understanding your body's nutritional needs

»How to recognize if a feeling towards food is a craving, or a need

»Ways Katie uses intuitive eating in her own life

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Shownotes

  • [3:20] What is your background and tell us about your experience as a nurse practitioner
  • [6:00] What were your own experiences with food and how did it impact your relationship with food and dieting
  • [10:00] You pushed yourself into adrenal fatigue, how long did it take to recover from that (learn more about adrenal fatigue here)
  • [11:45] What is Intuitive Eating and what were the steps you took to follow the Intuitive Eating framework
  • [15:45] Why do you think people fall into a diet mindset instead of learning about foods that their body needs


  • [18:15] How do you know if your feelings are a craving vs intuitive eating
  • [22:30] What are the first steps someone can take to start eating intuitively
  • [27:00] When I eat seasonally, is that an example of intuitive eating
  • [29:30] What are your own intuitive eating practices that you use regularly
  • [33:30] What is your Intuitive Eating Audio Program

Learn More About Katie Garces

Website: www.katiegarces.com

Audio Course: Eating Intuitively: Finally Ditch the Diet and Make Friends with Food

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Are you craving food, or is your body telling you that it needs certain nutrients? Intuitive Eating helps you to recognize the foods you need instead of forcing diets on yourself.

Are you craving food, or is your body telling you that it needs certain nutrients? Intuitive Eating helps you to recognize the foods you need instead of forcing diets on yourself.

Are you craving food, or is your body telling you that it needs certain nutrients? Intuitive Eating helps you to recognize the foods you need instead of forcing diets on yourself.

51- Helping Women to Regulate Hormones and Weight Loss with Cynthia Thurlow

51- Helping Women to Regulate Hormones and Weight Loss with Cynthia Thurlow

If you are 40 or older, then it is expected that you will gain weight and become increasingly more tired.

This is a common thought for women who are getting older. Weight gain, insomnia, and decreased energy is just a byproduct of aging, and there is nothing you can do about it…

Or so we thought. These issues are actually a sign of dysregulation in the endocrine system, and it shows that your body is struggling to regulate hormones effectively. There actually is hope in getting back your energy, and to regulate hormones properly!

What is Endocrine Dysfunction

The endocrine system is a “messenger system” in the body. It sends hormones throughout the body to tell organs to create balance in the body. The main glands involved are the Thyroid and Adrenal Glands.

When this system is disrupted, then we see a huge problem in how we regulate hormones. Once these hormones are out of control, it can take quite some time to bring them back to balance.

That is why in this week's episode, Cynthia Thurlow and I discuss how to improve the endocrine system to help regulate hormones, reduce weight gain, and improve energy:

»What does endocrine dysfunction look like and why do women deal with it

»How to improve your sleep so you feel rested and energized

»Strategies to improve the HPA axis

»Why does weight gain happen and what to do about it

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Shownotes

  • [2:35] What brought you into the medical industry
  • [6:30] Did you know when you went through the NTC program that you would be leaving the hospital to work more on the wellness side
  • [10:30] Why do so many women suffer from weight gain, insomnia, food cravings, and lack of energy
  • [13:45] Have you seen an increase in these issues in women at a younger and younger age
  • [17:00] What is the HPA axis and how does it influence the digestive system
  • [20:15] When someone has dysfunction in the HPA axis, what are some strategies to improve the function of the HPA axis
  • [23:30] Use Uvex Blue Light Blocking glasses at night to improve sleep


  • [24:00] Can you use f.lux or a blue light blocking app on a phone to help minimize the blue light from electronics
  • [26:00] A lot of areas are installing 5g towers and we are exposed to frequencies all the time, how can we improve our sleeping space so we are impacted by less frequencies
  • [29:15] Our episode with Brian Hoyer talks a lot about emf exposure and how to mitigate it in your household
  • [29:40] What are some herbs that help with the HPA Axis (I like a product called HANAH ONE)
  • [33:30] Is there a specific diet you like to use when trying to regulate hormones and improve the HPA axis
  • [37:00] How do you get people's digestive systems to break down nutrients properly to help to regulate hormones and improve the HPA axis
  • [39:30] Working to regulate hormones and improve energy levels is not a race, it takes time
  • [43:30] How do you have that conversation with women to take things slow and not force the weight loss
  • [46:00] If you have a morning routine to help prepare your body's overall wellness each day, what is it
  • [47:30] What are your 3 favorite foods to reduce food cravings and improve energy

Learn More About Cynthia Thurlow

Website: chtwellness.com

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Cynthia Thurlow teaches women how to regulate their hormones so they can achieve the weight loss goals they desire

Cynthia Thurlow teaches women how to regulate their hormones so they can achieve the weight loss goals they desire

Cynthia Thurlow teaches women how to regulate their hormones so they can achieve the weight loss goals they desire

50- How Important Are Diagnostic Tools for Nutrition with Ryan Monahan

50- How Important Are Diagnostic Tools for Nutrition with Ryan Monahan

If you have ever go in for your yearly checkup with your doctor, there is no doubt that at some point you have gone through some diagnostic tools, such as blood tests, to see your nutrient and hormone levels. Many times this is a Comprehensive Wellness Panel, and will tell you information such as your red and white blood counts, lipid profile, and some minerals.

When you start to have some health symptoms, your doctor may order some other tests for further information. The idea to dig deeper is great, but many times these tests aren't looking in the right areas, or the doctors aren't using them to figure out the root causes.

For instance, if you show signs of a thyroid issue, the doctor will typically run a TSH test, and if you are lucky, they may even check for T4 and T3. However, these are only a small part of the puzzle as there are other hormones associated with the thyroid, and this still isn't incorporating the results into the big picture of the body!

Using Diagnostic Tools to Find Root Causes of Health Issues

We can learn a lot of valuable information from the results of tests, but in most cases, you may be prescribed a medication for the diagnosis. The problem here is that we call this type of treatment “symptom chasing”, meaning when a symptom arises, a pill is thrown at it to knock it down. When another symptom pops up, then another pill is thrown at it.

This is not how protocols should be designed, and it does not look for the root cause to the issue.

Wouldn't you rather find out why your lab results are not within the ranges they should be in? Don't you prefer to take care of the issue now, instead of having more symptoms pop up later on?

That is exactly what Ryan Monahan and I discuss in this week's episode:

»How Ryan chased symptoms for years in his own health issues before looking into the root causes

»The 7 main tests he likes to use in his practice

»How testing gives you valuable information to then build protocols off of

»Where to start on your health journey once you have this health information

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Shownotes

  • [4:30] What got you into nutrition
  • [7:00] When you were going from practitioner to practitioner with your health issue, they spent more time chasing symptoms than looking for root causes
  • [11:15] At what point did you learn to find the root cause of your illness instead of chasing symptoms
  • [15:45] What would you tell someone who just received their diagnosis to take matters into their own hands
  • [18:45] Talk about some of the tests you like to run
  • [21:00] What do these tests tell you about the body
  • [27:00] Once you receive all the information from the labwork, then where do you start with the protocols
  • [30:15] What are your first labs you would order if someone can't afford all the labs at once


  • [35:30] When running all of these lab tests, have you found any patterns that seem to be common in most people
  • [38:30] Do you have any favorite foods or herbs that work well with most people
  • [40:10] What are 3 practices you do routinely to take care of your own health
  • [43:15] What are some final thoughts about using tests to find the root causes to health issues

Learn More About Ryan Monahan

Website: themindfulnutrivore.com

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Ryan Monahan talks about the importance of using diagnostic tools in his nutrition practice to discover nutritional deficiencies

Ryan Monahan talks about the importance of using diagnostic tools in his nutrition practice to discover nutritional deficiencies

Ryan Monahan talks about the importance of using diagnostic tools in his nutrition practice to discover nutritional deficiencies

49- How Emotions Tie into the Foods You Crave with Mollie Doyle

49- How Emotions Tie into the Foods You Crave with Mollie Doyle

Have you ever been so stressed out that you end up eating an entire bag of chips or something else crunchy? What about being so sad that you down a whole thing of ice cream? If so, you aren't alone, and our emotional eating has a lot to do with different types of textures.

Different types of textures are associated with different emotions we are experiencing because of how our body perceives these textures. For instance, a creamy texture can be really soothing, which is why we turn to the ice cream when we are sad.

Once we understand how these textures integrate with our emotional eating, we can then take this information and understand what it is our body is trying to tell us!

Understanding Emotional Eating Keeps Us Away from Craving Bad Foods

Once you understand what each type of craving means, you may want to go find any food that will help to balance out those emotions and eat it! Just because you know a food matches the texture that your emotions want, does not mean it is good to eat.

You can still make good healthy food choices to balance out the emotions. And just because a food is “healthy” does not mean it needs to taste terrible. Making whole food choices to match textures to emotions is one of the best ways to satisfy your emotional eating.

In this episode, Mollie Doyle and I discuss:

»3 main textures of food and emotions it correlates to

»How cravings can tell you a lot about your emotional state

»Ways to avoid craving binges

»Common habits and how to avoid them

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Shownotes

  • [2:50] What got you interested in nutrition and healthy eating
  • [5:10] Why did you get interested in how food tied into emotions
  • [9:00] How does textures correlate to different foods and emotions
  • [12:45] Why do we crave foods that are bad for us, and how can we recognize these cravings are a need for something else
  • [18:00] Are their steps people can take to understand what their body needs and not get stuck in emotional eating
  • [20:45] A lot of people are scared to tap into their emotions, how do you convince people not to be fearful of emotions


  • [23:00] What are some of the most common habits people struggle to break
  • [27:40] Forming a habit can happen without you knowing and make its way into your entire daily routine
  • [29:00] What are some other ways bad habits make their way into our lives
  • [33:45] How can people start to understand their emotional eating patterns and learn more about textures

Learn More About Mollie Doyle

Website: ParlseyandPumpkins.com

Building a Better Salad eBook: https://www.parsleyandpumpkins.com/salad

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Mollie Doyle explains how textures of food can be a cause for emotional eating, and how to understand what the body truly needs

Mollie Doyle explains how textures of food can be a cause for emotional eating, and how to understand what the body truly needs

Mollie Doyle explains how textures of food can be a cause for emotional eating, and how to understand what the body truly needs

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Keto Backpacking: How To and Foods to Eat

If you have ever been backpacking for a couple of days, one thing you may have noticed is how much weight and room food can take up in your pack. This variable is dependent upon the length of your trip (or how comfortable you want to be on your trip). For those who are keto backpacking, they notice a huge difference in their pack weight and how they feel.

Food is the literal energy you have in order to complete your trip. If you are lacking the energy to get to your destination, or you are just exhausted after every single trip you do, then you might want to take a look at your food.

48- Heavy Metal Toxicity and How to Detox with Wendy Myers

48- Heavy Metal Toxicity and How to Detox with Wendy Myers

When was the last time you thought about how your mineral levels are doing? Likely your answer is ‘never', or at the most you say that you get calcium from your milk. So if we don't think about minerals, why would heavy metal toxicity become something we are interested in?

As Wendy Myers said in our podcast, the minerals are the spark plugs for the body. When minerals are out of balance, then a lot of dysfunction can start to occur. Heavy metals are known to place themselves where normal minerals are supposed to be in the body, however instead of improving our function, it creates heavy metal toxicity.

What Are Heavy Metals and What is Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metals, or toxic metals, are forms of minerals that are much denser and more toxic than other minerals. These can be deposited throughout the body, and can come from our food, air, and environment.

The problem with heavy metals is that they are difficult to detox fully out of the body. So what happens is that a buildup of metals can occur in the body, and start creating heavy metal toxicity.

Some symptoms of heavy metal toxicity are:

  • Nausea
  • Vomitting
  • Heart Problems
  • Cognitive Issues
  • Fatigue

Remember, these are only some of the symptoms. Wendy Myers talks a lot more about symptoms and what to look for in this episode!

In this episode, Wendy Myers and I discuss:

»What are toxic metals and how can they impact the body

»Benefits of mineralization to get toxic metals moving out of the system

»How to improve detoxification pathways in the body

»Why toxic metals can interrupt your energy

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Shownotes

  • [2:20] What got Wendy interested in the health industry in the first place
  • [4:30] What are toxic metals and how do they influence your body
  • [5:45] Why would the body stop detoxing heavy metals
  • [6:45] On a hair mineral analysis can you see heavy metals, or are they hidden
  • [7:30] If heavy metals aren't coming out on the hair test, then how do you test next
  • [8:50] What are some of the symptoms of heavy metal toxicity
  • [10:10] When you are detoxing, are you supporting the entire system, or just focusing on the liver and moving minerals
  • [11:00] Are there specific toxic metals that are more common than others
  • [12:40] What is your favorite way to mobilize heavy metals
  • [13:45] Do you have specific times for people to take minerals since some can be stimulating while others are relaxing


  • [14:00] How does mineralization actually work to remove toxic metals
  • [15:00] Do certain metals favor certain organs over others
  • [15:30] Minerals can interrupt energy production in the body, how does this happen
  • [17:40] Can some of the toxic metals stimulate the adrenal glands
  • [19:15] How does different diet types interfere with the way minerals interact in the body
  • [20:30] When someone goes on your detox, do you change their diet at all
  • [22:00] Is bone broth a good option to get good minerals into the body
  • [24:00] Do you have a specific morning routine to help with detoxification
  • [25:00] Is infrared saunas better for detoxing than traditional sweat lodges

Learn More About Wendy Myers

Website: MyersDetox.com

Detox Checklist: detoxforenergy.com

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Can Heavy Metal Toxicity be a cause to your health problems? Wendy Myers talks about toxic metals and how to detox them.
Can Heavy Metal Toxicity be a cause to your health problems? Wendy Myers talks about toxic metals and how to detox them.Can Heavy Metal Toxicity be a cause to your health problems? Wendy Myers talks about toxic metals and how to detox them.
47- Benefits and Politics of CBD Oil with Maryam Henein

47- Benefits and Politics of CBD Oil with Maryam Henein

As a Schedule 1 substance, CBD and hemp has been debated for a long time about whether this is a dangerous plant for humans to use. However, with the rise in states legalizing marijuana, and people being open to try new options, we have seen a lot of benefits to using CBD Oil.

In fact, some of the most common reports of CBD Oil usage is for seizures, anxiety, and even chronic pain. And you know what we don't ever hear about? The psychoactive properties of CBD…

…because there are none.

CBD Oil is much different than marijuana. Many people think because it comes from the same plant, it has the same properties. But this is far from true. While marijuana has increased levels of THC and psychoactive properties, CBD oil has neither of these.

How Can People Start to Use CBD Oil for Health Benefits

If we look at the politics behind CBD, you can see that it is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which means it is the highest level of illegal that drugs can be. However, these same agencies that are trying to ban CBD, are also working hard to isolate out specific constituents and patent them.

It creates a lot of hypocrisy around the product. Because of these political battles, it can be tough to find a high quality CBD Oil. But not impossible.

Here is a list of some benefits experienced from using CBD Oil:

  • Relief from pain and inflammation
  • Antipsychotic effects
  • Treatment of seizures
  • Anxiety and other neurological disorders
  • Reduces elevated blood sugar
  • Relief of nausea

Since it is so hard to find a good quality CBD or Hemp Oil, you will want to read labels and discover how these oils were created. We talk about this in our podcast as well.

The Hemp Oil that I recommend is the Superior Hemp Oil, which is a combination of CBD and Chinese herbs. It is a very unique and powerful blend! You can receive 15% off by using the coupon code WELLNESS15 until June 8th.

In this episode, Maryam Henein and I discuss:

»Differences between CBD and THC

»Health benefits on using CBD Oil and different ways to use the oil

»What to look out for when purchasing an oil

»How politics are messing with the CBD Oil industry

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Shownotes

  • [2:55] What got you interested in the CBD Oil industry in the first place
  • [4:15] CBD comes from the hemp plant, is it the same as marijuana or is it free of psychoactive properties
  • [5:55] Is the cannabinoid system located in certain areas of the body, or all over
  • [6:22] What are some of the health benefits of CBD Oil
  • [8:40] Are government regulations and statements about CBD part of the reason why so many people want to ban CBD Oil
  • [12:30] Is CBD Oil inherently liposomal and easier to get into the body, or do you have to convert it
  • [14:00] Companies are trying to isolate out cannabinoids to be able to patent it and keep hemp illegal, can you talk about this practice that we have seen done with many other plants
  • [17:45] CBD has plenty of benefits, but it is not a one-pill fix. You still need to focus on health from the inside out
  • [19:40] Do people build up a tolerance to CBD Oil like with marijuana


  • [20:30] What are the changes made to regulations on how you can promote CBD Oil
  • [22:15] Is there a difference between the terms CBD and Hemp Oil
  • [24:15] California is working on creating a GMO hemp plant, are there CBD Oils that are made from GMO plants
  • [28:30] What is the difference between Superior Hemp Oil and other versions of CBD Oil
  • [30:30] I love that there is herbs in the Superior Hemp Oil that helps with Lyme Disease since so many suffer from it without knowing it
  • [32:00] Some of the political repercussions that Maryam has gone through with her CBD business

Learn More About Maryam Henein

Website: honeycolony.comsimplytransformative.com

Hemp Oil: Superior Hemp Oil , use coupon code WELLNESS15 for 15% off until June 8th

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Maryam Henein dives into the benefits of using CBD Oil, and how politics have hurt the CBD Oil Industry

Maryam Henein dives into the benefits of using CBD Oil, and how politics have hurt the CBD Oil Industry

Maryam Henein dives into the benefits of using CBD Oil, and how politics have hurt the CBD Oil Industry

46- Holistic Approach to Heart Disease with Jack Wolfson

As the number 1 leading cause of death in America, heart disease is a problem that we've had a hard time fixing. For most cardiologists, they spend their time throwing pills at patients, or opening them up to fix the issue.

For years we have been told that saturated fat is evil, and that cholesterol will kill us all. While everyone has been eating low-fat, sugar intake has increased dramatically, and heart disease has also risen.

So maybe the problem isn't the cholesterol-rich foods we used to eat, but instead are other issues with our food system and out stress levels.

Why It Is Important to Look At What Our Ancestors Ate to Reduce Heart Disease

In the past, heart disease wasn't a known issue. It has only been recently that these issues have skyrocketed, which means we need to look at what has changed.

We know that the foods our ancestors ate were packed full of nutrients compared to the foods we now eat. The animals fed on natural vegetation, and the plants we ate came from soil rich with nutrients.

Now, we can breed a cow from calf to table in less than 2 years, our plants come from nutrient-depleted soils, and we are forced to work our tails off to try and survive in this world.

All of that is recipe for disaster.

Dr. Jack Wolfson is known as the Paleo Cardiologist, and he spends his time looking for the root causes to disease instead of putting bandaids on the issue. You won't see any statin drugs in his clinic, for he relies on falling back onto the roots of our ancestors to reverse heart disease.

In this episode, Jack Wolfson and I discuss:

»What are the differences between regular cardiology and his practice

»How cholesterol is not the enemy within the body

»Why we should rely on high quality foods in our diet

»If statins are necessary to reversing heart disease

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Shownotes

  • [2:20] What got you interested in cardiology in the first place
  • [3:30] Did your father practice traditional cardiology or did he look at holistic approaches
  • [4:30] What was it like to jump off the cardiology train and start looking for root causes
  • [6:15] Traditional cardiology relies heavily on low fat diets and medications, but this approach isn't working
  • [8:45] The foods to eat should be high quality such as grassfed and pasture-raised
  • [10:00] Why are the organ meats so important to eat
  • [11:30] Is it bad to eat cholesterol, and is cholesterol important to the body
  • [13:45] How can we determine the right cholesterol number for each individual
  • [14:45] Is there any specific ratios of HDL and LDL you want to be looking for


  • [16:30] Why do most cardiologists want to put you on statins?
  • [17:30] Can the cholesterol numbers become too low
  • [18:45] What percentage does the statin actually lower your chance of heart disease
  • [20:30] How does stress impact the rates for heart disease
  • [22:15] Tell us about your top 5 foods or supplements you like to put most people on
  • [24:00] How does probiotics help with heart disease
  • [25:00] Any preferences between soil-based probiotics or fermented probiotics
  • [28:00] Beet greens are packed full of potassium which is very important for heart health
  • [28:45] What is your morning routine to prevent heart disease
  • [29:30] If you could only take 1 food or supplement for the rest of your life, what would it be

Learn More About Jack Wolfson

Website: thedrswolfson.com

Book: The Paleo Cardiologist , use coupon code SUMMIT for half off

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Jack Wolfson discusses important ways to treat heart disease without relying on statin drugs

Jack Wolfson discusses important ways to treat heart disease without relying on statin drugs

Jack Wolfson discusses important ways to treat heart disease without relying on statin drugs

45- Changing Cancer Support Systems with Megan Van Zyl

45- Changing Cancer Support Systems with Megan Van Zyl

We live in an age where 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life. The sad part is, people don't really want to discuss this issue, and we never hear anything about the cancer support that is provided for these individuals.

It is a very scary diagnosis to receive, but we can't keep quiet about the different options for treatment. Yes there is chemo and radiation as options, but these literally just kill the area around the cancer cells with the hopes it'll kill the cancer as well.

Why We Should Place More Focus on Cancer Support

When someone receives the diagnosis for cancer, they are instantly told about their current options such as chemo and radiation. They make it sound like you don't have time to think, and to get going on the process asap.

While there are stages of cancer that need immediate support, for many who are diagnosed they have time to settle down and think through options. Cancer does not occur overnight, it is usually at least a 7+ year developmental process.

This is why Megan Van Zyl has developed her cancer support system in which she educates clients about treatment options, nutritional support, emotional support, and more.

In this episode, Megan and I discuss:

»What traditionally happens in the doctor's office when you receive a cancer diagnosis

»Types of food that will better support the body during treatments

»What supplements provide the nutrients your body needs

»How emotions can tie into the progression of cancer

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Shownotes

  • [2:50] Megan was helping children with autism and started using more holistic approaches with them
  • [5:20] At what point did you decide to switch and start working with those suffering from cancer
  • [7:00] What are some of the traditional support processes by the hospitals
  • [8:40] Are there foods that are better to keep weight normalized than eating ice cream and fast food?
  • [10:15] When supporting clients nutritionally, are you looking to utilize specific diets, or apply specific nutrients into their diet
  • [14:00] Since digestion is so compromised when going through cancer treatment, do you utilize pre-digested foods at all
  • [15:30] Those on a vegan or vegetarian diet will have to be more particular about sources of fats and proteins
  • [16:40] Do you use supplements or IVs
  • [17:15] Are there specific supplements that you notice many cancer clients need to be on


  • [19:45] Can dysfunction in specific glands cause cancer
  • [23:15] When someone gets the cancer diagnosis, do they believe this happened overnight
  • [27:45] What is your cancer support program that helps your clients to get through their diagnosis
  • [32:00] Can you tell us about one of your favorite client stories
  • [34:00] What are some of your cancer prevention morning routines
  • [37:15] What work are you doing with orphanages

Learn More About Megan Van Zyl, PhD Hon, MA, NTP

Website: yourgreenumbrella.com/course

Book: What Is Cancer

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Megan Van Zyl dives into holistic approaches to cancer support and how she works with clients through the nutritional and emotional components of cancer.

Megan Van Zyl dives into holistic approaches to cancer support and how she works with clients through the nutritional and emotional components of cancer.

Megan Van Zyl dives into holistic approaches to cancer support and how she works with clients through the nutritional and emotional components of cancer.

44- Reducing Incontinence by Retraining the Female Pelvic Floor

44- Reducing Incontinence by Retraining the Female Pelvic Floor

Roughly 1 in 4 women suffer from some form of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD). There could be quite a few areas within the pelvic floor that might not function properly, but the most common issue is incontinence. Nearly 1 in 5 women suffer from urinary incontinence, which makes up the majority of PFDs.

For an issue that is so widely spread across our communities, many of the conversations aren't about ways to improve these issues. Most people assume that incontinence is just a byproduct of getting older.

However, Christina Christie doesn't agree with that statement. She is a pelvic floor specialist, and she says that no amount of incontinence is normal. Instead of assuming that incontinence is just a natural part of life, she stepped back to find what the root causes of incontinence might be.

What Causes Incontinence Issues

Many times we see incontinence issues during and right after a woman gives birth. This is because your body releases hormones that help to relax the muscles and tissues around the pelvic floor to make the birthing process easier.

After giving birth, many women go back to their old exercise routines (if they have any). They start to exercise in a way to lose the baby weight, or to get back in shape. They focus on all the main muscle groups of the body, except one:

The Pelvic-Core.

Just like anywhere else in the body, the pelvic floor needs to be retrained. The work Christina Christie is doing to support women with the retraining phase for the pelvic floor has been phenomenal, and many women have massive reduction in incontinence.

In this episode, Christina Christie and I discuss:

»What are the differences between pelvic floors of men and women

»What happens to the female pelvic floor during pregnancy

»How training the pelvic floor during pregnancy can actually help for the recovery after birth

»Strategies for improving incontinence issues

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Shownotes

  • [3:10] What brought you into physical therapy
  • [7:50] Back when you went through PT school, did they teach anything about the pelvic floor (other than kegels)
  • [9:50] Is there a difference between the female and male pelvic floor
  • [12:45] How does pregnancy change the pelvic floor in women
  • [15:00] After pregnancy, the tissues in the body should return to normal, however a lot of the tissues stay relaxed
  • [19:30] How does the pelvic floor, core, and neuromuscular system all work together
  • [23:00] If a women works on her pelvic core while pregnant, will it help her to bounce back quicker
  • [24:20] Can you overtrain the pelvicore too much that can make pregnancy more difficult


  • [26:00] What are some of those tri-planar exercises women can do for their pelvicore
  • [27:20] Do you see a difference in how relaxed the baby gets while going through these exercises
  • [28:00] Is the stirrups that a women's feet go into during birth good for the birthing process
  • [31:20] The pelvis is supposed to move through a spiral motion when giving birth
  • [33:00] Many people assume incontinence is normal, what are your feelings about this
  • [35:30] What are some symptoms of incontinence
  • [39:00] How can dysfunction in the pelvic floor region cause orthopedic issues such as acl injuries
  • [42:45] How to use the PelvicorePro Ball to retrain the pelvic floor
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Learn More About Christina Christie

Website: pelvicsolutions.comathletico.com , grayinstitute.com

Social Media: Facebook , Twitter , Youtube , Pinterest

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Reducing Incontinence by Retraining the Female Pelvic Floor, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Learn how to improve incontinence by retraining the pelvic floor from our guest Christina Christie

Learn how to improve incontinence by retraining the pelvic floor from our guest Christina Christie

Learn how to improve incontinence by retraining the pelvic floor from our guest Christina Christie

43- How to Build a Healthy Family with Amy Slater

43- How to Build a Healthy Family with Amy Slater

It is no surprise that families have a hard time to create healthy routines for the entire family. With young kids running around (or even teenagers), parents who work full time, and having to actually “adult”, it can be stressful to build a healthy family.

It can be very easy to throw in the towel on workouts and healthy eating, and resort to grabbing whatever is convenient and easy. You may think it is easier to give your child that extra snack so they don't cry instead of standing your ground and making them eat their veggies.

To give in to convenience and taking the easy route does not create a healthy family. Training kids to receive treats for doing “good” things ingrains a reward pathway in the brain where they incorporate happiness and pleasure with snacks. This doesn't mean kids shouldn't get treats from time to time, but we do want to make sure they enjoy real food instead of constantly falling for processed junk.

Why Creating Healthy Family Practices Is Important

Let's face it, the majority of adults get to the point where they end up chasing health and either want to lose weight or have health issues they are trying to work around. Instead of having 1 person within the family “on a diet” or exercising, how about the whole family gets involved!

Joining in healthy rituals together with the family builds a great foundation for the children. It also makes the adults more likely to succeed on their own journey. How many times have you been on a diet, and your spouse ends up bringing home junk food? When only 1 person in the family is changing the way they eat or move, there are too many other temptations still in the house, which leads to failure.

This is why I brought on Amy Slater to talk about how she has incorporated healthy family practices in her household. Not only is she training 6 people to eat healthy and love to exercise, she has her hands full with 2 sets of twins under 8 years old!

In this episode, Amy Slater and I discuss:

»How a health issue after the first pregnancy made her think twice about her food

»Why there isn't support for mothers after pregnancy

»Ways to provide healthy meals for a large family

»How to find time for your own personal health practices

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Shownotes

[3:30] What got you started in the fitness industry and what kept you pursuing to learn more
[8:15] It is great to go through injuries yourself to learn how to understand what clients are going through
[8:50] At what point did your focus transition from seniors to mothers
[10:30] What was the health issue you went through during your first pregnancy that lead you into the journey towards health
[12:25] Because you weren't getting enough nutrients, were you losing weight too quickly
[13:20] What are some stereotypes women face right after pregnancy
[14:45] Are there differences between postpartum support between the UK and US
[17:45] What did you mentors teach you about nutrition
[21:20] Do you feel like you are stronger because of the food you eat, or the way you move, or both
[25:20] Where did you go to receive a gut healing protocol
[27:30] Did you just have to do supplemental support, or did you have to make dietary changes




[29:20] What are some strategies you can give moms to get their kids to start eating healthy
[34:30] It can take up to 12 times for a child's taste buds to start liking a food
[38:45] You have to make eating fun otherwise it becomes stressful
[40:30] How can busy moms find time to exercise
[44:20] Incorporating the kids into workouts is a great way to build a healthy family
[45:15] At Amy's website, she has tons of info on ways to create a healthy family, recipes, and workouts (upcoming)

Learn More About Amy Slater

Website: moms4health.com

Social Media: Facebook , TwitterInstagram , Youtube , Pinterest

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed How to Build a Healthy Family with Amy Slater, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Join Amy Slater as she discusses ways she has built a healthy family and how she gets her kids to eat healthy foods

Join Amy Slater as she discusses ways she has built a healthy family and how she gets her kids to eat healthy foods

Join Amy Slater as she discusses ways she has built a healthy family and how she gets her kids to eat healthy foods

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Soup

If you’re looking for an easy meal with a spicy kick, look no further than our Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Soup! With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, a lot of us have our heads in the clouds, eager for the excuse to eat extra Hispanic food and drink more tequila than normal this weekend.

Just remember Cinco de Mayo is NOT a traditional Mexican holiday, so don’t be surprised if your Hispanic friends roll their eyes a little at you.

All of my friends know I’m addicted to Mexican food already and have a ton of respect for traditions and culture, so I just use the “holiday” as an excuse to indulge more freely and make fun recipes.

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