Low Carb Margarita

Low Carb Margarita

Let’s face it, sometimes after a long day at work, you just want to kick back in your chair and have a drink. We’ve all been there, and there is no shame. Surprisingly though, many mixed drinks are packed full of unnecessary sugar. But for this low carb margarita, the amount of sugar will be much lower than most other margaritas.

In fact, if the margarita you are drinking is made from a mix, there is a pretty high chance the mix alone contains around 30g of sugar. However, if your margarita is made from scratch, it will probably be closer to 10g or so. We can get even lower than that though by utilizing our low carb margarita.

Looking at the nutritional profile of this tasty drink, you’ll notice that it only has about 6g of net carbs, and only 2g of sugar. For an alcoholic beverage, I would say that is a win!

42- Treating Eczema From Within with Stephanie Davis

42- Treating Eczema From Within with Stephanie Davis

We see many commercials for topical creams that are supposed to “treat” eczema. However, over 35 million Americans still suffer from eczema on a daily basis. Could there be more to the puzzle than just what we see on the outside of the body?

Eczema is where patches of the skin becomes rough and inflammed. These patches can become itchy which may also lead to bleeding. Typically they are found on the hands and knees.

While many people use topical creams or lotions to dry and reduce inflammation and re-hydrate the skin, there is usually an underlying issue that is more internal which is causing the eczema. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Stephanie Davis to learn more about ways to treat eczema.

Why Does Eczema Flare Up

This is a fantastic question to ask. If you suffer from eczema, chances are you go through waves where it is really bad, then it gets better. It typically isn't due to your skincare treatments that you are doing, but more about what is going on within your body.

Each person can have different triggers that can flare them up. For some people, it can be stress-related. For others, it could be a heavy metal issue. These are just some reasons why a flareup can occur.

Because there are so many reasons why you may suffer from a flareup, it is important to find a practitioner to work with who can look at your health history and really break it down to find the root causes to the eczema.

In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Davis and I discuss:

»Differences between conventional and functional medicine

»How to categorize treatment starting points for a patient

»Some leading predispositions that can cause eczema

»Strategies to reduce the triggers that cause flareups

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

[2:15] What made you so interested in entering the research field
[5:00] Do you feel your time in research better prepared you for working with patients
[6:30] Can you talk about your own experiences with eczema
[8:55] Did you correlate stress to the eczema, or was it later on that you discovered this
[11:10] Going through an experience that your patients go through really helps the practitioner to understand what the patients feel
[13:40] Why does eczema seem to present itself somewhere on the hands
[16:10] Differences between conventional and functional medicine
[22:30] When you work with someone, what categories are you looking for to work with
[24:30] If you can work on the common issues first, it can save a lot of money in the long run




[25:45] Have you discovered some of the main prominent issues to start at with your patients
[29:10] Dr. Stephanie tries not to push too hard with protocols so it isn't overwhelming
[30:00] Make sure to focus on the micronutrients because cutting out dairy and gluten isn't going to fix everything
[31:30] Why is detoxification so important when treating skin conditions
[34:55] What are some of your favorite nutrients for the liver
[36:40] Is there a place and time for topical creams
[39:10] What are your routines to avoid eczema breakouts
[41:50] Do you have a morning ritual to prepare yourself for the day
[43:00] If you had 1 minute to teach someone how to improve their health, what would it be

Learn More About Dr. Stephanie Davis

Website: drstephaniedavis.com

Social Media: Facebook , Twitter

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Treating Eczema From Within with Stephanie Davis, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Learn how to treat eczema from the inside out with Dr. Stephanie Davis

Learn how to treat eczema from the inside out with Dr. Stephanie Davis

Learn how to treat eczema from the inside out with Dr. Stephanie Davis

Learn what the top 5 MCT Oil Benefits are and how to use it.

Top 5 MCT Oil Benefits to Improve Your Health

There is a good chance you have heard of MCT Oil, but what does “MCT” really mean? Well, it stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides, which is a form of saturated fatty acid that has quite a few health benefits, including improving the gut microbiome and providing an easy energy source. These are just a few of the MCT Oil benefits that we can expect to see.

MCTs are naturally found in quite a few foods, such as coconut oil and butter. For many people on a standard Western Diet, not enough natural MCTs are found in the diet. This is mainly because of the anti-fat fad that started back in the 1950’s. Now, research is showing that these saturated fats are needed in the diet to improve overall health.

It is important that we get some saturated fats into our diet every single day. MCTs and other healthy fats that can be found in foods like grass-fed butter and coconuts are much easier to digest than long-chain fatty acids.

This Keto Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie uses Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketones to make this a tasty low carb smoothies

Keto Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie

At times while on the Keto Diet, you may come across a meal or two that isn’t fully “keto compliant”. Meals that are higher in carbohydrates tend to kick the body out of ketosis and turns to burning off the excess sugar first.

If you have been on the keto diet for awhile, then your body can pop right back into ketosis relatively quickly. But if you want a quick way to get those ketones flowing through your body, then utilizing low carb smoothies such as the Keto Chocolate Sea Salt Smoothie can be really effective.

Using products containing Exogenous Ketones can be a great way to switch the body back into a fat-burning state. Adding them into low carb smoothies, which are blended and help with initial stages of digestion, is a great way to get these ketones into your body fast!

41- Clean Your Home with the Molekule Air Purifier

41- Clean Your Home with the Molekule Air Purifier

We have been talking about mold a lot around here in our past few podcast episodes, and one of the common topics that comes up is the importance of the health of our living spaces. Which means, the air we breathe has a huge impact on our overall health, which is why the Molekule Air Purifier can be extremely helpful to those suffering from airborne pollutants!

Years ago, I went from having all the energy in the world to barely being able to get out of bed each day within a couple week time-frame. It then took months and months before discovering that I was suffering from mold toxicity, and that the air I was breathing was full of mold spores.

Many of us don't even know the damage mold can have to their living environments. And as we have learned in previous episodes, mold symptoms can mimic symptoms of a lot of other illnesses!

The Molekule Air Purifier can help to eradicate these airborne pollutants which can reduce your overall reactions to these toxins.

The Importance of Purifying the Air

There has been a lot of discussion through the years about purification of the air and what it can do to the overall health of our bodies. For some who suffer from asthma and allergies, it can be very beneficial, whereas those who are considered to be in good health could be exposed to having stronger immune reactions when they come across bacteria and viruses.

This is because we are worried that a too-sterile environment can weaken our immune system because it doesn't learn to fight off these known bacteria and viruses. Also, a lot of times these sterile environments use chemicals or antibacterial agents that can get inside our GI tracts and destroy the gut microbiome.

There is a problem with the indoor environment that does make it worthwhile to purify: because it is a closed area, pollutants can be 5x more potent than outside. If you live in a house that is full of mold, pet dander, VOCs, or other environmental pollutants, using a Molekule Air Purifier can be a great way to reduce these toxins in a way that doesn't destroy your microbiome.

In this episode, Dilip Goswami and I discuss:

»The different ways to filter the indoor air

»What pollutants we should be worried about

»Symptoms you may experience from indoor pollutants

»How tthe Molekule Air Purifier can benefit your living and work space

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

[3:49] What are environmental pollutants and how can they impact our health
[5:50] What are some of the health issues that can come from chemical compounds
[7:50] Are there specific building materials that may have more VOCs that are damaging to the body
[9:50] That new car smell is actually from VOCs
[11:20] Cars also have their air systems where you can be breathing in the fumes from other vehicles
[12:50] Is there a difference between pet dander and VOCs?
[16:15] Because we are talking about pollutants at such a micro level, is there a point where the filters don't capture the pollutants
[18:45] It is fascinating that standard testing of filters is based off of how well it can capture salt particles
[21:45] Is there a predictable time-frame to change filters so that mold doesn't grow on them
[24:40] If the filters aren't cleaning the air like we would hope, what are our options




[27:30] Can you talk a little more about what happens to the smallest pollutants
[28:35] What happens to the particles once they are destroyed, does it create a residue?
[31:00] How long would it take to purify a room with Molekule
[33:45] Why is there more concentration of pollutants indoors than outdoors
[37:00] Does Molekule clean the air to match the outdoors, or clean it even more?
[38:40] Are there specific groups of people who should use Molekule more so than others

Learn More About Molekule

Website: molekule.com

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram , Twitter

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Clean Your Home with the Molekule Air Purifier, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Dilip Goswami talks about the importance of clean air in your home and how the Molekule Air Purifier helps

Dilip Goswami talks about the importance of clean air in your home and how the Molekule Air Purifier helps

Dilip Goswami talks about the importance of clean air in your home and how the Molekule Air Purifier helps

40- Treating Mold Toxicity with Dr. Kelly McCann

40- Treating Mold Toxicity with Kelly McCann

Mold. When you think of mold, I am sure you instantly think of what grows on your fruits and vegetables if you don't eat them quick enough. If you think a little more, than you may have found some mold under the tiles of your bathroom from a small leak you had fixed, or somewhere else in the house where you did some remodeling.

What we don't hear a whole lot about is the damage mold can do to our health. Breathing in mold spores can be very damaging to the body, and many times we don't even know we are breathing it in!

Mold toxicity can secretly be weakening the immune system of your body, and you don't even know it. Then one day everything about your health seems to collapse, and you fall down a rabbit hole of trying to discover what is causing your health issues.

Why is Mold Toxicity So Dangerous?

The problem with mold toxicity is that it can take on many symptoms of other illnesses, which can make it difficult to diagnose. We talked about this a little bit with Dr. Darin Ingels in our episode about Lyme Disease, how Lyme and mold are very good at tricking us to think other illnesses are what is causing the decline in our health.

Mold releases mycotoxins which is what causes the most damage to the body. These toxins cause the body to react in a severe inflammatory response, which can lead to what is known as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).

The level of toxic molds can be 10x more potent inside our living spaces compared to outside. This is because the species of fungi are battling for a small amount of space, and we are much more susceptible to these spores within the air inside.

In this episode, Dr, Kelly McCann and I discuss:

»Why mold exposure can be so dangerous to our health

»What are some symptoms of mold toxicity

»Ways to test your environment to determine if it is unsafe

»How to detox your own body from mold toxicity

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

[2:45] You have a very extensive background in the medical field, what made you so interested in studying medicine
[4:30] Her interest in mold occurred when she was exposed to mold herself
[5:30] Why is mold exposure so dangerous to our health
[6:20] Is it the mold itself that is dangerous, or the mycotoxins released from mold that is detrimental to our health
[7:30] What are some symptoms of mold toxicity
[8:55] Does mold exposure impact the microbiome as well
[9:45] Do we typically find mold problems in places with a lot of moisture, water damage, or humidity
[11:25] Living in Washington where it rains almost all year, construction continues even during the wet months. Is this causing houses to be more susceptible to mold
[12:30] Is there a way to test the environment of the house to see if there are mold spores in there
[15:30] If the test comes back positive, then what are the next steps
[17:40] Does mold spread quickly throughout the house, or is it a slow process
[18:40] How do you know if some of your belongings are not salvageable
[20:40] What are you looking for when you check your containers that are in storage
[22:30] Some practitioners believe mold is feeding on glucose or heavy metals, do you remove this from the diet when treating someone




[25:30] Trying to chelate heavy metals while trying to recover from mold can be too much for the body to handle at one time
[26:00] Many foods are full of mold as well
[31:00] What are the most common nuts and seeds that are contaminated with mold
[32:00] Coffee is also very high in mold
[33:50] Mold can hide as symptoms for many other diseases, how can we figure out whether it is mold or something else
[36:15] Can dehumidifiers and ozone help with removing mold (this is the dehumidifier I use and it works really well!)
[42:15] How do you treat the patients with mold exposure
[46:40] What form of phosphatidylcholine do you prefer to use
[48:15] How are people taking the betonite clay
[51:00] Are there specific tests people can do to see their level of mold toxicity

Learn More About Kelly McCann

Website: thespringcenter.com

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Treating Mold Toxicity with Kelly McCann, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Dr. Kelly McCann discusses ways to treat toxic mold exposure and how to remove black mold from your house.

Dr. Kelly McCann discusses ways to treat toxic mold exposure and how to remove black mold from your house.

Dr. Kelly McCann discusses ways to treat toxic mold exposure and how to remove black mold from your house.

39- Chakra System with Steve Politis

39- Chakra System with Steve Politis

Many cultures have their own systems of energy that they correlate to the inner workings of the human body. In Chinese Medicine, these energy pathways are known as Meridians. Within the culture surrounding India, this is known as the Chakra System.

The Chakras are known as a concentrated area of energy within the body. There are over 100 Chakra locations in the body, but there are 7 points that are the most common in the Chakra System.

Dr. Steve Politis of Kineci Physical Therapy has been studying the Chakra System for many years, and has been incorporating it into his PT practice. He knows that there is much more to the body than just the physical component, therefore when he works with patients he is able to work with them on a deeper level.

What is the Importance of the Chakra System?

Each Chakra correlates to different organs, personality traits, emotions, parts of the nervous system, and more. By understanding the Chakra system, and seeing the symptoms a patient presents, Steve is able to have an idea of different areas to focus on in his treatments.

If these energy systems sound a little woo woo, Steve does a fantastic job at the end of this episode to tie it all together into real-life scenarios.

In this episode, Steve Politis and I discuss:

»The different types of energetic systems used by various cultures

»What the 7 Chakras represent within the human body

»How to move in a way that stimulates all these different Chakra points

»How to apply the Chakra System to Physical Therapy

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

[2:30] Steve has such a diverse background
[9:30] At what point did you start diving into the energetic systems from around the world
[11:45] Why are there so many different energetic systems
[16:15] Does the energy systems correlate to the nervous system
[19:00] What are the 7 main Chakras in the body
Main Chakra System
[22:30] Each Chakra is related to organs, color, specific parts of the nervous system, and an emotion
[27:50] How can we bring balance back to different Chakras that are out of balance




[33:00] You have a Chakra Movement Matrix, can you describe what this looks like? (Video Here)
[47:00] Steve decided to work with the Chakra system for a patient with a frozen shoulder

Learn More About Steve Politis

Website: kineci.com

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Chakra System with Steve Politis, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Steve Politis of Kineci Physical Therapy combines rehabilitation services with the Chakra System

Steve Politis of Kineci Physical Therapy combines rehabilitation services with the Chakra System

Steve Politis of Kineci Physical Therapy combines rehabilitation services with the Chakra System

38- Autoimmunity and Movement with Julia Morichelli

38- Autoimmunity and Movement with Julia Morichelli

Autoimmunity is where the body's own immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues within the body. This can result in many issues such as low thyroid, systemic pain in the muscles, and forms of arthritis.

Usually those suffering from autoimmunity will have to take each day one day at a time. They could feel great today, and rundown tomorrow. This can make exercising a real challenge because you may not feel up for it.

Julia Morichelli is a fitness trainer who also suffers from autoimmunity. She has been diagnosed with multiple autoimmune conditions, so she knows all too well how difficult exercising can be.

Why Does Autoimmunity Occur?

There really is no easy answer to this question. It could be caused from toxic exposure to chemicals. Or maybe the foods you are eating leads to intestinal permeability, which is the beginning of the assault on your immune system.

Regardless of why it occurs, if you have the symptoms related to autoimmune disorders, then it is best to work with a functional doctor to figure out a game plan. This way you can do everything you can to minimize the symptoms as much as possible.

In this episode, Julia Morichelli and I discuss:

»How to communicate with doctors to figure out the right tests to get a diagnosis

»After receiving a diagnosis, what are some steps you can take to help alleviate symptoms

»How can you build a fitness program around your autoimmune issues

»What to do each day to be reduce stress and to minimize symptoms

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

[3:00] Can you describe your own experiences with autoimmunity
[6:00] When you get a diagnosis, is it a relief, or what are your feelings at this point
[7:30] What is autoimmunity
[8:40] Was there any way you could have helped the doctors to find a diagnosis earlier
[11:00] How many doctors did it take to reach a diagnosis
[13:00] How can you communicate with doctors in a way that will keep them open to searching for answers
[16:00] You still have to be your own advocate
[19:15] What are some of the biggest trigger to an autoimmune attack
[22:15] What are some inflammatory foods to avoid




[25:15] If you do have sensitivities to foods, you want to avoid eating out at a lot of places
[27:00] What are some supplemental support you can use
[32:20] There are a lot of people who are trying to shut down the use of CBD oil
[38:45] GMO foods are designed to make pests' intestines explode
[40:15] Can you give some pointers on what to do each day for autoimmunity

Learn More About Julia Morichelli

Website: 626fitness.com

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram , Twitter

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Autoimmunity and Movement with Julia Morichelli, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Julia Morichellie is a fitness trainer in California who has autoimmune diseases and helps others to work and move with their autoimmune issues

Julia Morichellie is a fitness trainer in California who has autoimmune diseases and helps others to work and move with their autoimmune issues

Julia Morichellie is a fitness trainer in California who has autoimmune diseases and helps others to work and move with their autoimmune issues

Keto Chocolate Chirp Cookies

Keto Chocolate Chirp Cookies

I cannot believe that it is Easter and also the first day of April already! I have no idea where this year has gone, but it sure is flying by.

Speaking of flying, in this week’s recipe we are using an unusual ingredient that most people haven’t tried using yet: crickets. Crickets are actually a fantastic way to add extra protein into your diet. There are many scientists that are predicting crickets will be a main source of protein within our diets!

This recipe is packed with a punch of healthy protein that your friends and family will cringe over when they find out what they have just put in their mouth.

37- Combining Fitness and Rehab with Pat McCloskey

37- Combining Fitness and Rehab with Pat McCloskey

There are fitness studios, gyms, and performance centers for the exercise enthusiasts. And for those who are injured there are physical therapy clinics and chiropractic offices. It makes sense to separate out these specialties into their own spaces.

But can you actually combine all of these areas of the health and wellness industry together? In physical therapy can the exercise someone needs to heal from an injury also be used as a way to increase their fitness level? And vice versa, can an exercise at the gym help with the rehab process, or even prevent an injury from occurring?

Our guest Pat McCloskey answers these questions within this podcast episode. At his training studio they are combining fitness routines with the rehabilitation process.

Is There Much Difference Between Fitness Exercises and Rehab?

The easy answer is yes, there is a difference. If you tore your acl, the beginning stages of your acl rehab will be significantly different than if you were a soccer player trying to improve performance.

However, the line between the two can be pretty vague. If you are training someone with functional movement patterns for the activities they are going to do, then technically you are providing prehab. If someone is at the tail end of their treatment for acl reconstruction, they should be integrating their protocol with movements for the activities they are going back to.

This is where Pat and I talk about how the training and therapy world need to use their brains when working with clients and patients, and start providing the full care they need.

In this episode, Pat McCloskey and I discuss:

»Ways for trainers to improve their fitness strategies

»How people can combine fitness routines with their rehab protocols

»Where is the line between functional movement and traditional exercises

»How a stroke reaffirmed these treatments processes for Pat

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

[2:15] What made Pat so interested in the fitness industry
[5:30] At what point in the fitness industry did the ideas of movement based fitness come around
[7:15] Why is there such a high turnover for trainers and training staff
[8:46] Last summer you had to apply your own principles to your health after having a stroke
[14:40] How movement can become the exercise, rehab protocol, prehab protocol, and more
[17:30] If someone comes into your studio with any kind of pre-existing injury or condition, how do you assess them
[18:45] When creating protocols for people, do you create a plan from the assessment and stick with it, or do you adapt the program based on the client's needs
[23:25] We find that trainers have very specific ways that they say is the “right way” to move, is this the case
[25:55] Is there a specific threshold between a functional weight and load vs a heavy load
[30:00] If you see someone increase the load and then have a bunch of compensations to move that weight, it could be too much for their threshold




[32:55] How many ways can you tweak an exercise to make it unique to someone
[37:00] Trainers need to actually think through their protocols for their clients
[39:10] How can you make a group training class more specific to each person's needs
[41:15] Are there specific tools that everyone should be utilizing for their fitness routines

Learn More About Pat McCloskey

Website: 1to1fitness.comGrayinstitute.com

Social Media: Facebook

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Combining Fitness and Rehab with Pat McCloskey, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Pat McCloskey discusses how he integrates movement-based exercises into his training protocols and how it can become a rehab process

Pat McCloskey discusses how he integrates movement-based exercises into his training protocols and how it can become a rehab process

Pat McCloskey discusses how he integrates movement-based exercises into his training protocols and how it can become a rehab process.

36- The Power of the Triad with Jennifer Lee

36- The Power of the Triad with Jennifer Lee

If you look around you, you may notice that many things come in a triad. This is because registering a concept in a set of 3 is very easy for the brain to comprehend.

This is why we celebrate Gold, Silver and Bronze for events, because if we had a fourth option, it would be more difficult to remember. Also this is why many books are written in 3s, such as trilogies, or the 3 musketeers.

Focusing on the power of the triad becomes so important in any kind of rehab protocol. If we focus on groups of three, the brain and the body, plus the spirit (see what I did there??) will be impacted in a much more powerful way.

How to Apply a Triad to Physical Therapy

If you have ever been to a physical therapist, you might not have even noticed that they are working in triads. We see this in the planes of motion that are available, the mind/body/spirit component, and even in the neuromusculoskeletal system.

Many of these areas where we see triadoxes occurring cannot be impacted singularly. If you touch one arm of the triad, you are really influencing all of the different components on some level.

My guest today, Jennifer Lee of Spooner PT, loves this whole idea of working with the triads. She sees the power of 3 every single day in her practice, and is fascinated by the changes she sees when you touch all aspects of a triad.

In this episode, Jennifer Lee and I discuss:

»Where there are triads within the physical therapy world

»How you can influence the body in unique ways if you focus on a triad

»What are all the triadoxes that can be found in physical therapy

»Why are these triads so valuable to the body

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

[3:00] What made you get into physical therapy and why are you so passionate about seeing the progression of PT?
[5:30] There is two sides of the PT world, the side that wants double blind studies for everything, and the other side that sees how the person in front of them functions
[6:00] How can the Mind, Body, and Spirit be important to the rehab process
[10:15] Defining the spirit component can be difficult, it is more in line with what they cannot do anymore
[11:00] There are many different ways the power of 3 can come into play within physical therapy
[16:15] How does applying all 3 planes of motion create more impact in the rehab protocols than if we focused on just a single plane
[19:00] How can we take these triadoxes and apply it to physical therapy




[21:50] As a patient, what would you like to receive from the practitioner
[25:00] The power of working with patients and figuring out what they need
[29:30] How do you approach someone with pain
[33:40] What are the Behavioral, Physical, and Biological triad
[38:40] What are some final thoughts about the triads that you want people to know

Learn More About Jennifer Lee

Website: spoonerpt.com

Social Media: Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , YoutubeJennifer's Email , Jennifer's Instagram

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed The Power of the Triad with Jennifer Lee, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Join Jennifer Lee as she discusses how to apply the power of 3 to her rehab protocols.

Join Jennifer Lee as she discusses how to apply the power of 3 to her rehab protocols.

Join Jennifer Lee as she discusses how to apply the power of 3 to her rehab protocols.

35- The True Sixth Sense of the Body with Godelieve Babey

35- The True Sixth Sense of the Body with Godelieve Babey

We all know about the basic five senses: hearing, taste, touch, sight, and smell. You may have even heard of the term the “sixth sense”. Typically the sixth sense is known as something that isn't very describable, something that relates to your intuition.

But could there be something else that we could classify as a sixth sense?

Within the body we have a system of receptors that are responsible for reacting to specific movements and positions. These are known as the proprioceptors, and our guest today believes these should be known as the sixth sense.

Why Are Proprioceptors Important?

The proprioceptors are responsible for knowing and understanding where the body is in space. They are receiving stimuli that tells them to turn on and off, how the body should respond to specific inputs, and to protect us from danger (ie injury).

If you think the nervous system is fast with how quickly signals can move from the brain out to the rest of the body, the proprioceptors are even faster!

The problem is, you still have to train the proprioceptors to work properly, otherwise the system can break down at the most inopportune moments.

In this episode, Godelieve Babey and I discuss how these proprioceptors work:

»How the proprioceptors are overseeing the way the body moves in space

»Why training for activities we want to be successful at is important

»How very subtle movements can make a huge difference to the body

»What ways to break down exercise to know if it is beneficial

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

[2:00] What brought you into the fitness world
[3:15] What was it like to transition from being a banker into more of a fitness role
[4:25] Most personal training companies teach traditional-type lifts, at what point did you want to learn more of a functional approach to movement
[5:30] Using movements seen in daily activity, do you receive more compliance from your clients
[6:20] By getting the whole body involved in movement, how does this work with the 5 senses of the body
[7:50] How are proprioceptors related to the body and how does it communicate with the nervous system
[9:20] How do we train these proprioceptors when applying movement to the body
[11:15] Can you utilize the proprioceptors to prevent injury to the body
[13:00] If you train the body with traditional lifts then ask the body to do a specific sport, is this effective?
[16:10] This same process can be applied to any movement of life, from working in the kitchen to going up and down the stairs
[18:30] What are some principles to work with to train the proprioceptors




[21:10] How do you approach this training with those who are suffering from injury or scared to re-injure themselves
[23:30] I like this way of approaching injury because you aren't forcing people to push through the pain
[26:20] When working with the proprioceptors do you see changes in posture
[28:45] Why have so many people lost connection with their body
[32:45] Even very subtle movement is still making changes to the body

Learn More About Godelieve Babey

Website: befitanywhere.com

Social Media: Facebook , TwitterLinkedIn

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed The True Sixth Sense of the Body with Godelieve Babey, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

In this episode with Godelieve Babey, we discuss the proprioceptors and how the nervous system plays a role in our movement capabilities

In this episode with Godelieve Babey, we discuss the proprioceptors and how the nervous system plays a role in our movement capabilities

In this episode with Godelieve Babey, we discuss the proprioceptors and how the nervous system plays a role in our movement capabilities

34- Ways to Treat Chronic Pain with Pat Purcell

34- Ways to Treat Chronic Pain with Pat Purcell

Are you suffering from chronic pain? Have you tried many different therapists and practitioners, but haven't had much luck with improving your overall pain?

This is an unfortunate reality for many of those who suffer from chronic pain. You do not deserve to suffer through it, but I want you to know there is hope to get better, and not to give up.

Like Pat Purcell and myself, there are many practitioners out there who are able to view the body as more than just the pain you are suffering. There are many factors that can contribute to chronic pain, such as stress, nutrition, compensatory movement patterns, and more. A great practitioner will take a look at all these areas to help you in your journey back to a pain-free life.

Can anyone recover from chronic pain?

We cannot say that everyone can recover 100% from their pain, but there are ways to improve your overall quality of life. If the pain is caused because of movement patterns, there are a million different ways to move. If stress is impacting the pain, then we can look to reduce stress levels.

Everyone who has completed a mentorship from the Gray Institute have a desire to help people get out of pain. We look into many different components to help you recover as much as possible.

In this episode, Pat Purcell and I discuss ways to help reduce pain:

»What happens to the nervous system when experiencing pain

»How can diet impact inflammation in the body

»Removing stressors to allow your body to enter a rest and repair state

»Exercises and movements to avoid pain

Receive 15% off your first order of Enessa with the coupon code summitforwellness HERE!
Save 25% off your first order with Thr
ive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

[3:00] What made you interested in pain science and why has it fascinated you so much
[6:40] What classifies as chronic pain
[7:30] If someone has obvious trauma to the body, what are some places to start to help manage the pain
[10:25] People can experience pain even when all imaging shows no physical issues
[14:05] If someone had an amputation and they still experience pain, is this due to the impact of the nervous system
[15:30] Are there steps we can take prior to surgery to try and help alleviate chronic pain
[17:40] When you receive a patient who has gone through surgery but are months down the road and still experiencing tremendous amount of pain, what do you do
[19:35] When you work with someone who has chronic pain, do you try and find the pain threshold and work directly under it, or do you push through it




[24:50] Does stress impact chronic pain, and how can we use what we know about stress to help regulate pain
[29:00] Being chronically stressed will catabolize tissue so you cannot repair properly
[29:45] How does diet play a role in tissue repair and chronic pain
[34:20] The cost of high quality food might be expensive right now, but it is cheaper than health issues in the future
[37:35] You can make small changes to your health or to your diet and it is easier to maintain
[38:55] For those who are scared to exercise, how do you slowly start to incorporate movement back into their daily lives
[41:40] There are million different ways to move, so we can find some way you can move pain-free
[47:00] There is always something you can do to improve your pain levels

Learn More About Pat Purcell

Website: 3waypath.com , Podcast

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Ways to Treat Chronic Pain with Pat Purcell, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Pat Purcell walks us through ways to help those suffering from chronic pain, and ways to find movement patterns that work for their body.
What is the Keto Diet

What is the Keto Diet and Does it Work?

You may have heard about this “new” diet that is rapidly circulating around the globe called the Keto Diet. You may also know quite a few people who are on Keto, or currently trying the Keto Diet out. This is where the question “What is the Keto Diet” comes from and why we should dive into it.

I put the word new in quotes because right now it seems revolutionary, however the Keto Diet was actually created back in the 1920s. It was used as a way to provide a different approach to treating Parkinson’s and Epileptics that didn’t require having to fast for extended periods of time.

33- The Importance of Clean Skincare with Michelle Ornstein

33- The Importance of Clean Skincare with Michelle Ornstein

Have you ever paid attention to the ingredients used in your skincare products? Do you know what clean skincare ingredients are? In the US, there are minimal regulations for the ingredients used within our skincare products, especially since Europe has over 10,000 ingredients they have banned that we still continue to use here.

This can be a problem because our skin is an organ, and is absorbing what we place onto it. So if we are not using clean skincare ingredients, then we can be supplying our body with toxic chemicals without even knowing it!

Using clean skincare products is extremely important because of the amount of toxic load our bodies are already facing on a daily basis. The reason we see so many skin issues is typically due to excessive stress to the internal organs, such as the liver, and so the body pushes out what it cannot handle through the skin. As talked about in this episode, healthy skin is an internal and external battle.

Are all skincare ingredients created equally?

The short answer is no. Like mentioned above, ingredients are not regulated, therefore not all companies try to provide products with the highest quality ingredients. Many skincare products are made from cheap or imitation-type ingredients because it is cheaper for the companies to make their products out of these. Or, some ingredients will be so processed that you lose most of the healthy components to the product itself.

In this episode, Michelle Ornstein discusses many ways to improve the quality of your skincare products:

»What to look for in quality, clean ingredients

»How essential oils within products can benefit the skin

»Why it is important to know the suppliers and growers

»Why using herbs to make products is so powerful

Michelle is the owner of Enessa. Her products are made of pure and organic ingredients.

Receive 15% off your first order of Enessa with the coupon code summitforwellness HERE!
Save 25% off your first order with Thr
ive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Receive 15% off your order of Enessa with the coupon code SUMMITFORWELLNESS

Shownotes

[3:40] What got you so interested in skincare since the age of 16
[6:00] Her first interaction with a dermatologist to fix her acne-prone skin was to take antibiotics
[9:00] She received a kit to make her own skincare products and it used neat plant-based products
[13:20] Aromatherapy was an eye opening experience for her to learn how to use essential oils to help the body
[20:00] Michelle was one of the first people who focused on organic products, to the point she was almost too early to the game
[21:20] When she first started blending essential oils with carrier oils, there was very few to choose from
[23:10] What can be a toxic ingredient within a skincare product, and what should we avoid
[31:35] USA is finally starting to look into banning and approving ingredients that other countries have banned or approved
[32:30] Do you have to state the ingredients on the product
[39:00] A lot of oils are highly refined so that they don't change the color or viscosity of the final product
[40:30] The dermatologist tried to give you a one-size-fits-all approach to skincare, why is it important to provide options for different skin types




[47:45] Acne or skin issues can be more than an external problem, there could be other things going on within the body that is causing you to push toxins out through the skin
[52:10] Why is it so important to have a direct connection with the growers and suppliers
[59:30] Michelle had interesting experiences with Moringa oil
[63:25] What are the quality ingredients used in Enessa

Learn More About Michelle Ornstein

Website: Enessa.com

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed The Importance of Clean Skincare with Michelle Ornstein, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Michelle Ornstein of Enessa talks about the importance of knowing the ingredients within your skincare product and making sure it is organic and pure.
32- Functional Dryland Training for Swimmers with Markell Lyng

32- Functional Dryland Training for Swimmers with Markell Lyng

The training involved for swimmers is a very interesting topic because they train much differently than many other sports we see within the youth communities. Obviously they train in the water, but they also get started early on with cross training outside of the water, also known as dryland training. This method of training is to help develop the swimmers in a way to be mobile within the water, but also to build strength to increase the power of their kicks and strokes.

The reason I am so fascinated with their training methods is because you don't typically see much cross training in youth sports until later stages. Dryland training is extremely beneficial to the swimmers, however it seems every single dryland coach trains in a different way.

Why would different styles of Dryland Training matter?

If the goal of training is to keep the swimmers mobile, but also build strength, then the type of training done outside of the water is extremely important. Typically traditional weight lifting leads to a decrease in overall range of motion in the joints, which can cause problems within the water. This is where the training style Markell Lyng uses in her dryland training approach becomes much more beneficial.

Markell takes a look at the movements required to swim well. She then breaks down those movements into different transformational zones that she can then train specifically on to improve overall quality of those movements. However, the likelihood of lifting 500 lbs in her program is nearly never, as she knows this isn't the style of training that the swimmers need.

In this episode, I talk with Markell about different strategies she uses in her training to improve her athletes. This is the same strategy she used to help Simone Manual with her very successful Olympic run.

»What is the importance of applying dryland training to the swimmers training protocols

»What does a functional dryland training approach look like compared to traditional weight lifting

»How to protect the swimmers from over-training their body

»The benefits of a successful taper

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

[2:40] What made you decide to start working with the swimmers
[4:20] It is interesting that some of the best coaches aren't necessarily the top athletes within that sport
[6:20] Swimming is one of the few sports that start cross training their athletes at such a young age, why is dryland training so important
[8:55] Do swimmers tend to be more hyper-mobile throughout their entire body
[11:00] How do you make sure in the dryland training you aren't inhibiting their mobility for when they are in the pool
[13:00] What is a more functional approach to the dryland training for swimming
[15:30] The movements used for the exercises are to mimic what they will do within the water
[16:40] A lot of swim programs have their team practicing 2-3 times per day, is this over-training the swimmers?
[22:20] Do you ever utilize heart rate variability to test the stress levels of the swimmers




[25:25] How do you keep the swimmers hydrated when they are constantly in the water
[30:10] Do you add in aerobic activities within the dryland training, or do you leave that for the pool
[34:10] Do you work on on-ground function to better support the coordination phases that many kids miss out on
[36:10] Why don't swimmers push hard during the season to reach a PR with each meet
[41:30] How long is a good time to taper the training before a big meet
[44:40] With swimmers do you add in a day right before their championship where you go through a mock “meet”

Learn More About Markell Lyng

Website: firstcolonyswimming.org ,

Markell's Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Functional Dryland Training for Swimmers with Markell Lyng, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Markell Lyng discusses ways to improve dryland training for swimmers
Potassium Rich Foods and Potassium Benefits

Potassium Rich Foods and Potassium Benefits

Potassium is an important mineral within the body that is typically known as one of the main electrolytes. The role of potassium is important for the function of all cells, tissues, and organs within the body. Even though potassium is extremely important for the body, most people do not get enough in their diets. Even with supplementation most people are way under the recommended daily limit.

Let’s take a look at the potassium benefits within the body before looking at the most potassium rich foods.

Treating Lyme Disease

31- Treating Lyme Disease with Darin Ingels

For those of you who spend time outdoors, one of the fears we run into is a tick bite. For a long time, this fear was more commonly found on the east coast where ticks are much more present. But with the changes of weather patterns, ticks are becoming more and more common even on the west coast.

So why are ticks such a big deal? Aren't they just a tiny little bug that burrows themselves into your skin until they are done feeding?

Ticks are a problem because they commonly carry a disease known as Lyme Disease. For a long time, we didn't have very efficient ways of treating Lyme Disease. In fact, the actual diagnosis process for Lyme has been very inaccurate, which means many cases of Lyme have gone on for far too long without proper diagnosis.

What are the symptoms of Lyme Disease?

The big problem with treating Lyme Disease is that the symptoms can prevent itself in many different ways, and it is a master at masking itself as something else. Unless you receive what is known as the “bulls-eye rash” from the initial bite, you can go a long time (even years) without knowing what is wrong with you.

Below are some signs and symptoms to look out for if you have been in contact with a tick, or suspect Lyme:

  1. Rashes- This is typically the bulls-eye rash that is found from a tick bite. If you do see this, take a picture to show the doctor, and get checked out immediately
  2. Fatigue- The initial symptoms of Lyme can mimic what you would experience with the flu. A very large percentage of people experience tiredness, exhaustion, or lack of energy.
  3. Achy, Stiff, or Swollen Joints- Many times Lyme causes inflammation within your body, which can elevate achy, stiff, or swollen joints.
  4. Night Sweats and Sleep Disruption- You may wake up with achy joints, or possibly have temperature fluctuations causing night sweats and other disruptions to your sleep.
  5. Cognitive Decline- You may notice that you have issues recalling memories, or maybe you struggle with concentrating. There are many different cases for cognitive decline that has been correlated with Lyme
  6. Headaches, Dizziness, Fever- More common flu symptoms that you may have when first contracting Lyme. Over 50% of cases report having flu-like symptoms.
  7. Sensitivity to Light and Vision Issues- Having a hard time in well-lit areas can be a sign that your body is trying to fight Lyme Disease.
  8. Heart Problems- Lyme Disease can enter the tissues of the heart, causing chest pains, heart palpitations, light-headedness, and shortness of breath

Where can Lyme Disease be found?

Lyme Disease has been found on every content in the world, except Antarctica. The most common way we know of to contract Lyme is via a tick bite, however there are theories that any bug that transmits blood can also spread Lyme (such as mosquitoes).

Not all ticks are infected though. Just because you may find one on your body, does not necessarily mean that you will have Lyme Disease. There are testing centers where you can send your tick to test for Lyme and other pathogens. You can find a few of these testing centers down in the shownotes.

Treating Lyme Disease

Dr. Darin Ingels ND is a practicing physician who has Lyme Disease himself. He has worked with many patients to help reduce overall symptomology of Lyme Disease, and has an upcoming book on his approach to treating Lyme Disease. Listen in to this episode to learn some steps on how to treat the disease.

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme DiseaseGet It On Amazon

Shownotes

[2:15] Can you discuss your own struggles with Lyme Disease
[6:00] Do you think if you didn't have the stress of opening a clinic you would have been able to avoid the symptoms of Lyme disease
[7:10] Is the herbal protocol you used tailored to you, or was it more specifically tailored towards Lyme
[8:10] What is Lyme Disease, and what are some early symptoms
[11:00] What is the amount of time after receiving a tick bite can they transmit Lyme Disease
[12:45] Tick centers that test for Lyme also test for other pathogens
[13:00] Are ticks the only way to receive Lyme
[14:00] Why are ticks becoming more popular on the West Coast when they normally were only found on the East Coast
[16:50] Why were so many people misdiagnosed with other diseases when Lyme was the main cause
[22:15] Do those with suppressed immune systems who get bit by a tick with Lyme, then would the disease run wild within the body




[23:30] Does Lyme cause other autoimmune issues
[25:45] Can you completely remove Lyme from the body
[27:30] What is your treatment process for treating Lyme Disease
[33:50] Mold can have the exact same symptoms as Lyme Disease
[38:00] In Step 1 of the process, we want to make sure the GI Tract is functioning properly
[40:20] What are some symptoms to look out for in a disfunctioning GI Tract

Learn More About Dr. Darin Ingels

Website: dariningelsnd.com

Social: Facebook , Instagram , Youtube , Pinterest

Books: The Lyme SolutionThe Natural Pharmacist: Natural Treatments for High Cholesterol, The Natural Pharmacist: Lowering Cholesterol

Resources for Tick Testing: tickreport.com , igenex.com

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Treating Lyme Disease with Darin Ingels, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Dr Darin Ingels discusses ways to treat lyme disease
Improving Brain Function Through Movement with Ryan Glatt

30- Improving Brain Function through Movement with Ryan Glatt

In previous podcast episodes, we have talked about ways to help with neuro-degenerative issues by utilizing special diets or functional medicine modalities. These are all great to improve brain function, but there are many other components to the process than just supplemental support and nutrition.

Ryan Glatt has been feverishly studying cognitive neuroscience and has been incorporating what he has learned to improve neurofunction based off of different exercise or movement modalities. He has been incorporating the use of different cues for different types of brain function, along with various training types that are more catered to what the individual needs. An example of this would be keeping the overall heart rate exertion of someone with anxiety under 80%. It is these individualized training protocols that are needed to greatly enhance the movement capabilities of the people we work with.

What is Neuroscience?

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system within the body. Most neuroscientists focus on the brain and its overall impact on cognitive function and behavior. Since the brain is extremely complicated, there are many subdivisions of neuroscience that study anything from behavior, to cognition, to cultural beliefs.

There currently are very few people who are connecting the cognitive and behavior aspect with movement quality. This is why talking with Ryan was so fascinating, because he is actually testing out different methods to see how different people react to specific modalities and cues.

What does this mean for you? Basically, different exercises and improve or limit your brain function. We as professionals need to start studying this so that we can better benefit you. But this episode is a great place to start!

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!
Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

[3:00] Ryan has a lot of qualifications and certifications within the movement industry, so what made him interested in brain science
[6:25] What is the unofficial study that is currently happening with neuroscience
[8:30] What does exercise do to the brain and does different modalities make a difference?
[9:15] Are there any negative effects that have been shown from different exercises and modalities
[10:15] We need to tailor exercise programs to the individuals' needs. If someone has anxiety, their exercise program needs to look different than someone without anxiety
[12:15] Modalities do matter, but we also need variability within the modalities
[14:00] Is a steady state aerobic training better for those with anxiety because it is more predictable than higher intensity anaerobic activity
[15:15] Do external cues play a factor in cognition? Check out the research by Dr. Gabriel Wolfe and Nick Winkleman
[18:05] When someone is first learning a movement technique, would it be best to start with external cues then later on teach them internal cues
[19:00] What's the difference between dual-tasking and multitasking




[22:00] What happens when we are constantly on our phones
[24:00] How soon before bed should we stop staring at screens, and what does extended screentime do for sleep quality
[29:00] Chronic lack of sleep has a significant impact on the brain compared to acute lack of sleep
[30:00] Are there other life factors that impact overall cognition
[33:40] Movement is a great way to refocus the brain, so when you are fatiguing with the work you are doing, get up and move
[34:20] Can you receive too much knowledge that can fatigue out the brain
[38:40] Speaking the information you learn is a great way to solidify the learning process
[40:00] Does music or other audio-type distractions while exercising change overall brain function and how you perform
[42:00] If you train with audio noise, then you take it away for sport performance, does it impact overall performance
[45:20] What are a couple ways everyone can incorporate today to improve brain function

Learn More About Ryan Glatt

Website: somatiq.co , peakbraininstitute.com , neurovision-med.com ,

Other Resources: Spark by John Ratey , Brain Chains by Theo Compernolle

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Improving Brain Function through Movement with Ryan Glatt, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Ryan Glatt discusses how he incorporates movement and exercise to improve overall brain function
>
Scroll to Top