Summit For Wellness Podcast

68- Holistic Treatment For Chronic Skin Conditions with Jennifer Fugo

68- Holistic Treatment For Chronic Skin Conditions with Jennifer Fugo

Have you ever met someone and was about to shake their hand, when you noticed that the skin on the back of their hands was really dry, or looked “weird”? It can be a really uncomfortable moment for you, but imagine how the other person must feel in that moment.

While that example could be considered “extreme”, it was a real life example that our guest Jennifer Fugo has gone through.

In fact, 1 in 10 Americans are estimated to have eczema, and the numbers are even higher for having some sort of skin condition. People are suffering with these conditions that are impacting their lives both physically and emotionally.

While many people go directly to the topical creams to try and rid themselves of these conditions, the majority of those people will tell you that the creams aren't a solution that works long term.

What Are Some Alternative Treatment Options For Skin Conditions?

It may seem like the obvious choice to get a steroid cream to try and reduce the flareup of any skin condition, however this may not be the best choice available.

There usually are two different reasons why something is manifesting itself on your skin”

  1. There is an external stimulus that is causing the issue on your skin, such as harsh cleaners and chemicals
  2. The internal workings of your body is out of balance, and your body is pushing stuff up to the surface

The creams that are typically used aren't treating either of these causes. In fact, just using a cream without addressing either of these can almost guarantee that you will have the skin issue show up again in the future.

In this podcast episode, Jennifer Fugo talks about:

» What is making skin conditions become more and more common

» How the digestive system impacts the way we absorb nutrients which feeds into healthy skin

» Why the microbiome is important for the health of the skin, and the body

» What you can do to support yourself through the emotional trauma that skin conditions can put you through



Shownotes

  • [2:00] Jennifer Fugo was fascinated with skin conditions because of her own history with battling skin conditions and eczema
  • [4:45] Having eczema in places that people could see it, such as on the hands, impacted her both physically and emotionally
  • [7:15] The added stress from going to school increased her skin condition symptoms
  • [8:00] Why are skin conditions becoming more and more common, and is conventional treatments helping to eradicate the issues
  • [11:30] Do skin conditions come from issues inside the body, or from external influences
  • [15:00] Which symptoms are pretty universal across most people who have some skin issues
  • [17:00] The digestive system is so important for the health of our skin because that is how we absorb the nutrients needed for the body to work right


  • [19:30] Protein is extremely important for healthy skin, and most people don't get enough of it
  • [24:15] Some good options for protein powders are Prime Protein and Vital Proteins Collagen
  • [26:00] The lab tests that Jennifer will use is dependent upon symptoms
  • [29:00] The gut microbiome is communicating with the skin microbiome, which is just another reason why the microbiome is so important! (Learn More Here)
  • [38:00] Many people suffer more from the emotional trauma of having skin conditions. Jennifer talks about how to work through these emotions
  • [44:15] What are 3 ways people can improve their skin today
  • [47:15] Jennifer's morning smoothie is her number one morning routine to help keep her skin healthy and clean

Resources

» 7 Eczema Soothing Smoothie Recipes

» Get Started On Learning More About Your Skin

» The Healthy Skin Show Podcast

Learn More About Jennifer Fugo

Website: Skinterrupt

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , Youtube

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Holistic Treatment For Chronic Skin Conditions with Jennifer Fugo, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Jennifer Fugo teaches how to improve your skin health from the inside out
Top 5 Podcast Episodes From 2018

67- Top 5 Podcast Episodes From 2018

We are finishing off 2018 by going through the top 5 podcast episodes from 2018!

This year, we have covered topics ranging from women's health, to Alzheimer's, to the microbiome. All of these topics are important aspects of health, and every single person has some connection to each of these conversations.

To choose the top 5 episodes, we looked at the download numbers from each episode as well as the engagement from all of you. Here is our countdown of the 5 best podcast episodes from 2018.

Number 5

52- Intuitive Eating with Katie Garces


Episode 52- Intuitive Eating with Katie Garces

Episode 52 dives deep into why so many people fail on all of these different diets.

There is a stigma that one diet can fix everybody, and every new year people are rushing to figure out which diet is the latest and greatest. However, 95% of people cannot stick with the diet they choose. Why is that?

Katie Garces explains exactly how this happens. It is because we get so caught up in following the directions of the diet that we forget about listening to what our body needs.

In Episode 52, Katie explains how to listen to your body to discover what the perfect diet for you is.

Number 4

40- Treating Mold Toxicity with Dr. Kelly McCann

Episode 40- Treating Mold Toxicity with Kelly McCann

Mold toxicity is a health issue that is more common than anyone would expect.

It is estimated that over 50% of homes in the US have undetected mold damage, which means the majority of us are experiencing mold toxicity to some degree.

In Episode 40, Dr. Kelly McCann talks all about how mold impacts our health, what to do if your house is damaged by mold, and how to improve your health.

Number 3

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

Episode 57- Weight Loss and the Microbiome Connection with Kiran Krishnan

Kiran is a microbiologist who has been performing research on the microbiome for quite a long time.

He discusses not only what the microbiome is, but also how most probiotics aren't actually probiotics, and what we can do to support our microbiome colonies.

Also if you ever wondered what a dose of antibiotics will do to your body, this episode will tell you everything you need to know!

You can listen to Episode 57 here.

Number 2

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

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

Cynthia is a practitioner I deeply respect, and it was an honor to have her on the podcast to talk about women's health.

There are many women out there who are suffering from fatigue, weight gain, and hormone dysfunction, and have no idea what to do about it.

This is where Cynthia shines. She does a phenomenal job of supporting women and helping them to discover what is causing these health issues, and how to restore their health back to optimal levels.

You can listen to what one of the main causes is in Episode 51.

Number 1

Alzheimer's and Keto Diet

Episode 27- Alzheimer's and the Keto Diet with Amy Berger

This episode had more than double the amount of downloads compared to every other episode we have released this year!

It is no surprise because nearly everyone knows someone who has suffered from dementia or has Alzheimer's Disease. Plus, the keto diet has been a huge talking point this year!

In this episode, Amy discusses some of the primary issues that contribute to the development of Type III diabetes, also known as Alzheimer's. She also talks about how fats play into the role of brain health, and how we can incorporate them into our diets without being fearful they will make us fat.

You can listen to Episode 27 here!

66- How to Get Rid of Bloating and Gas with Ken Brown

66- How to Get Rid of Bloating and Gas with Ken Brown

Have you ever experienced excessive bloating or gas, the type where your belly starts to expand outward and it gets uncomfortable? There are many people who have bloating and gas, and don't realize it could be an underlying issue for some health problems.

More often than not, we tend to brush it off as an annoying but somewhat tolerable inconvenience. But as it turns out, bloating and gas are not just mere nuisances. They could be, at the least, an early warning system set off, or worse, a full-scale distress signal from our gut.

If you are presenting with any these two symptoms, it is critical that you start on a more involved and thorough look at your digestive health.

What Are Postbiotics?

We've all heard of prebiotics. We’ve also heard about probiotics. But what are postbiotics?

Postbiotics is an emerging technology in digestive health support. Probiotics are the live bacteria that we ingest through our foods and supplements, and prebiotics are the food that we feed those bacteria with. Postbiotics are the byproducts of those gut bacteria metabolizing the food that we feed them.

These metabolic byproducts are now being associated with many of the health benefits formerly attributed to those gut bacteria. This includes immunomodulation and anti-pathogenic activities. Additionally, they are credited with promoting the growth of more healthy probiotic bacteria.

In this episode of the Summit for Wellness Podcast, we are joined by Gastroenterologist and pharmacological researcher, Dr. Kenneth Brown, where he helps us understand:

» the complex interactions not only in our microbiome, but in our larger multibiome

» the digestive mechanisms that results in gas and bloating symptoms

» how natural and lifestyle-based recommendations should be the first go-to measure for relieving bloating and gas

» and how his flagship postbiotic- and polyphenol-containing protocol, Atrantil, can help relieve more tenacious cases of gas and bloating



Shownotes

  • [01:36] Dr. Ken Brown’s conventional gastroenterology beginnings in pharmaceutical research evolved into gut health advocacy, bridging the gap between medical and natural science
  • [04:42] Today, we are witnessing an exponential growth of autoimmune digestive issues, particularly in the US
  • [06:32] There is a distinction between the different types of bloating and gas, the most problematic of which is described as “trapped bloating.”
  • [08:50] Trapped bloating may be associated with 1) SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, 2) autoimmune conditions such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, or 3) an imbalance in the resident “multi-biome” of the colon
  • [14:40] Strategies for addressing bloating issues include diet, sleep, stress management and feeding the gut bacteria with postbiotics
  • [20:08] Sleep is a huge determining factor for not only improving your gut health, but also resolving existing gut issues
  • [27:05] Dr. Ken uses his flagship protocol, Atrantil, to relieve bloating and IBS-like symptoms. It is a powerful combination of three polyphenols found in many Mediterranean diets


  • [28:49] Polyphenols are known to be powerful anti-aging and anti-inflammatory agents with mimetic properties
  • [30:07] A daily dose of at least 1000 mg. of polyphenols could be helpful not only to your gut health, but also to your athletic performance
  • [32:34] Four out of five supplements out in the market shelves today do not contain the ingredients and nutrients they claim they do
  • [36:24] Dr. Ken Brown gives us a rapid fire list of the warning signs that tells you that you may need to take a deeper look into your digestive symptoms
  • [39:24] Dr. Ken Brown walks us through his personal morning routine for optimal digestive health

Resources:

» Atrantil – Get a 10% discount through this link

» The Circadian Code by Dr. Satchin Panda

» Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem, The New York Times (this is why it is important to purchase supplements from reputable sources or from professional lines)

 

Learn More About Dr. Ken Brown

Website: Atrantil, Dr. Kenneth Brown's Website

Social Media: Facebook , Youtube , Instagram

 

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed How to Get Rid of Bloating and Gas with Ken Brown, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Brown dives deep into, more often than not, the uncomfortable conversation of gas and bloating

In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Brown dives deep into, more often than not, the uncomfortable conversation of gas and bloating

In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Brown dives deep into, more often than not, the uncomfortable conversation of gas and bloating

65- How Homeopathy Helps For Detoxing with Dana Ullman

65- How Homeopathy Helps For Detoxing with Dana Ullman

Homeopathy is a practice that has been around for hundreds of years. Many people have some hard opinions on the efficacy of homeopathic remedies, however there are quite a few principles they use that are used in conventional medical practices as well.

Homeopathic remedies are used to help stimulate the immune system to create antibodies for similar illnesses. This process in a way is similar to how allergists will use allergens as a way to build up someone's defense against those allergens.

What many people expect from a remedy is something to have chemical components that can fight off an illness, similar to medication. However, medication is designed to counter an illness, whereas homeopathic remedies are designed to strengthen the internal defenses of the body.

How to Get Started on a Homeopathic Detox

Homeopathic detox is tailored according to the type/types of toxins you are suspected to have. It is therefore highly recommended that you work with a homeopathic practitioner so that, together, you can both map out what your potential toxic burden is based off of your constellation of symptoms and get the right support you need if you ever need to course correct.

In this episode, Dana also walks us through his process when taking on a new homeopathic client. This gives us a sneak preview of how a visit to your online or local homeopathic practitioner might look like. Other interesting highlights include:

» how old-age homeopathy is fundamentally our modern day version of toxicology

» homeopathy uses the basic principle of similars–where like cures like–to induce a detox process through a process called nano-dosing

» why it is critically important that detox symptoms are not suppressed during your homeopathic protocol

» how liver and kidney support is vital for your homeopathic detox journey

» and how important it is that you work with a homeopathic practitioner who can guide you and support you through the detox process

For a more comprehensive preview of this episode, please read through the shownotes below.



Shownotes

  • [01:37] Dr. Ullman was inspired to be at the forefront of the homeopathic movement through his father’s medical career working with allergies
  • [05:45] Homeopathy is an ancient practice fundamentally based off the principle of similars where like cures like
  • [09:09] Homeopathy does not work with root causes of a disease, illness or injury in isolation, but also takes into account your susceptibility factors
  • [11:34] Homeopathic remedies uses thousands of substances from plants, minerals, animals and chemical communities as remedies
  • [12:47] Fever is a defense mechanism against infection. Using fever-reducing agents to fight off infections is antagonistic to your body’s wisdom
  • [14:22] Nano (or small) doses of a homeopathic remedy are used you to stimulate the body into an immune response
  • [17:11] Homeopathic remedies are extracted from plant, mineral or animal sources by FDA-approved homeopathic manufacturers by diluting and shaking them repeatedly to make them more potent
  • [19:45] Addressing one symptom with the use of homeopathy can often lead to improvements to other health issues and challenges


  • [21:54] Homeopathy can be used as a more effective and much safer alternative to your flu vaccines
  • [28:55] Homeopathic interventions to address allergies has also been well-studied and well-documented
  • [29:41] Getting a homeopathic dose of toxin will facilitate the expulsion of that toxin out of the body (otherwise known as the detox effect)
  • [33:12] Working with a professional homeopath (as opposed to buying over-the-counter homeopathic remedies) will help you identify your specific exposures and personalize your homeopathic interventions
  • [34:56] Homeopathic treatment is a very involved process often requiring meticulously extracting your health history, mapping out your specific constellation of symptoms, and designing a homeopathic protocol to be implemented under the guidance and constant monitoring of your practitioner
  • [40:51] Dr. UIlman gives us a rapid fire list of the common myths surrounding homeopathic treatments and protocols
  • [44:51] Learn more about homeopathy through Dr. Dana Ullman’s comprehensive patient e-course, How to Use a Medicine Kit
  • [46:13] Bonus: Learn more about Dr. Dana's daily health and wellness habits by listening to the episode!

Links & Resources

» [product] Influenzinum 9C — Influenza/Flu Defense Protocol (2018-2019) by Dana Ullman

» [eCourse] Learning to Use a Homeopathic Medicine Kit by Dana Ullman

» [book] Discovering Homeopathy: Your Introduction to the Science and Art of Homeopathic Medicine (2nd Revised Edition) by Dana Ullman

» [book list] Other homeopathy books by Dana Ullman

» [article] Flu Shots May Not Protect the Elderly or the Very Young, Scientific American

» [article] Using the combined vaccine for protection of children against measles, mumps and rubella, Cochrane.org

 

Learn More About Dana Ullman

Website: Homeopathic.com

Social Media: Facebook , Twitter, YouTube


Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed How Homeopathy Helps For Detoxing with Dana Ullman, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

In this episode, we are joined by Dana Ullman to help us learn more about homeopathy as a powerful detox option.
In this episode, we are joined by Dana Ullman to help us learn more about homeopathy as a powerful detox option.
In this episode, we are joined by Dana Ullman to help us learn more about homeopathy as a powerful detox option.

64- Improve Your Thyroid to Fix Fatigue with Heather and Damian Dube

64- Improve Your Thyroid to Fix Fatigue with Heather and Damian Dube

Have you ever gone through a phase in your life where you gained weight rapidly, or your energy plummeted, or your hair started to fall out? If so, these are some common signs of thyroid dysfunction.

Have you gone to a doctor because of these symptoms to get some labwork done? If so, and everything came back in the normal ranges, then you are in the same boat as many other people. In most cases, doctors are only testing for one marker, known as TSH. This marker doesn't tell the entire story of the thyroid.

In fact, even with a full thyroid panel done, it can give a practitioner a lot of information to work with. However, it still doesn't tell the story of the thyroid. On top of other organ systems in the body that can impact the function of the thyroid, your emotional and mental state can also be a factor.

How to Know What is Impacting the Thyroid

As Heather Dube said in this podcast episode, the path to illness is unique to the person, therefore the path of recovery is also unique to the person. This means that each person can have different things impacting their thyroid.

The important thing to take note on is that we deserve the chance to heal ourselves. There is a lot of shame and guilt around being sick, and Heather and Damian talk a lot about how to adjust your emotions when not feeling well.

In this episode, we talk about:

»What the thyroid is and the main functions in the body

»Some labs to have done to see different biomarkers

»How the emotional component can be more harmful to your health

»Why you should take control of your healing process and get the help you deserve



Shownotes

  • [4:00] Heather first met Damian when he told her how to speed up her acl recovery time through nutrition and supplementation
  • [8:45] Damian talks about how Heather and himself provide different levels of care in their practice to provide better care for clients
  • [10:30] Heather focuses more on healing the mind, whereas Damian focuses more on the science and the labwork for the thyroid
  • [13:15] What is the thyroid and what roles does it play in the body
  • [15:15] Many times people may experience thyroid symptoms but lab panels come back in the normal ranges, what are the problems with labwork and how can we test better
  • [19:15] When interpreting the labwork, you should be using the functional ranges instead of the “normal ranges”


  • [24:45] People can have normal labs, but still don't feel good. This is where sometimes you have to let go of the hard data and go off of how you feel
  • [27:00] Practitioners are not the healer, they are the guide. The healer is inside you, only you know how you feel
  • [30:00] Many doctors and even naturopathic doctors end up throwing medication at the thyroid instead of figuring out the root issues
  • [33:45] Is there any particular diets that you have clients start off with before diving deeper into the foods they are eating
  • [35:00] Your symptoms and illness is unique to you, therefore the pathway out of illness is also unique to you
  • [39:00] Many women feel like they aren't improving very much or very fast, and it gets frustrating to see their husbands who do “everything wrong” and “feel fine”. Can you touch on these feelings and what women should do in these scenarios
  • [46:00] When Heather's life was close to ending, that is when they realized that health is more important than materialistic things. They put all their finances towards figuring out her illness
  • [56:30] What type of women are more prone to coming across thyroid issues
  • [63:00] Are there specific nutrients that are needed to help most people with thyroid issues
  • [64:00] If you have a morning routine that helps keep your thyroid happy and allows you to live a healthy life, what is it

Learn More About Heather and Damian Dube

Website: e3energyevolved.com

The e3 Energy Evolved System Guide: The Painless, Sweat-free, Gentle Secret to Thyroid and Fatigue Recovery

Social Media: Facebook

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Improve Your Thyroid to Fix Fatigue with Heather and Damian Dube, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Do you have signs of low energy or thyroid issues, but your labwork says you are fine? Heather and Damian Dube talk about why this happens

Do you have signs of low energy or thyroid issues, but your labwork says you are fine? Heather and Damian Dube talk about why this happens

Do you have signs of low energy or thyroid issues, but your labwork says you are fine? Heather and Damian Dube talk about why this happens

63- The Hidden Toxins Found In Your Home with Debra Lynn Dadd

63- The Hidden Toxins Found In Your Home with Debra Lynn Dadd

There are toxins everywhere in the world, and there is no one that hasn't been exposed to some form of toxin. Even though this may sound depressing, the truth is that we can limit our exposure to toxins.

Not all toxins are made by humans. Even nature tries to poison us in different ways from exposure to toxic fungi to plants and animals that can make us sick.

However, toxins are hidden in plain site within our homes. The mattress cover can contain formaldehyde, many products contain BPA, and many other products contain lists of toxins that can influence our health.

How Can We Eliminate Toxins From The Home

Since we cannot completely free ourselves of toxic exposures (seriously, even if you went to the most remote place on earth, the water will still most likely contain some toxins), the best we can do is to minimize our exposure at home. A great place to start is in our bedrooms where we will spend about 1/3 of our lives.

The key to eliminating anything, from toxins to food, is to take a slow approach to reduce overwhelm. Start by removing a couple of items at a time instead of clearing out the entire house.

So what products should we start with? Debra Lynn Dadd teaches us where to begin in this episode. We talk about:

»What are some of the common toxins found in the home

»How toxins influence our health

»Where to find good alternatives to these toxic products

»Resources to learn more about toxins, how labels can be misleading, and more



Shownotes

  • [2:15] Debra has been toxic-free in her home for over 40 years
  • [6:30] Most people spend 1/3 of their lives in their bedroom, so removing the toxins from where you sleep is a great place to start
  • [9:00] There are many products that don't have to label toxins in their products because there isn't any universal labeling laws
  • [10:45] What is the point of having all of these harsh chemicals in products
  • [14:15] Studies have discovered that children are born with more than 200 toxins already in their body
  • [21:00] In Debra's Book, Toxic Free, she has lists of common products in the house and what chemicals can be found in them


  • [24:30] Does smoke from Vape get into the walls similar to how cigarette smoke does
  • [28:00] Our manufacturing processes are advancing faster than the body can adapt to the toxic exposure
  • [29:15] What are some products in the bathroom that contain lots of toxic chemicals
  • [31:30] Do toothbrushes or pastes have any chemicals to be worried about
  • [33:30] Are there specific things on labels that people should be looking for on labels to avoid toxins

Learn More About Debra Lynn Dadd

Website: ToxicFree123.com

Book: Toxic Free- How to Protect Your Health and Home From The Chemicals That Make You Sick

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed The Hidden Toxins Found In Your Home with Debra Lynn Dadd, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Do you know where hidden toxins are in your home? Debra Lynn Dadd helps us become detectives to remove these hidden toxins

Do you know where hidden toxins are in your home? Debra Lynn Dadd helps us become detectives to remove these hidden toxins

Do you know where hidden toxins are in your home? Debra Lynn Dadd helps us become detectives to remove these hidden toxins

62- How to Improve Your Performance Through Breath Using the Wim Hof Method with Bob Soulliere

62- How to Improve Your Performance Through Breath Using the Wim Hof Method with Bob Soulliere

How often do you think about breathing? During the day, probably not very much, but you probably notice it when you are doing any kind of strenuous activity. However, we breathe all day long, and it is a vital function for our survival.

We follow training protocols to improve our strength and cardio capabilities. When we don't feel great, we look for natural remedies or medications to make us feel better. There are so many ways that we try to improve our health, yet when was the last time you purposely worked to improve the way you breathe?

Oxygen is important to the body, we all know that. Without it for a couple of minutes, we can lose brain function or even cause death. Oxygen helps to transport nutrients through the body, flushes out toxins, and creates energy.

The Wim Hof Method is a fantastic way to improve the way you breathe. Through these methods, you can retrain your body to better utilize oxygen and to strengthen the muscles needed to breathe efficiently.

Where Did the Wim Hof Method Come From

Wim Hof is a crazy daredevil who has broken many world records, 26 to be exact. His feats range from staying submerged in ice baths for hours, to climbing Mt Everest in nothing but shorts and shoes.

His ability to complete these feats is based on his control of his breath. Through breathing, he can regulate internal body temperature and control his mind to put off the sensations of cold and pain.

In this episode, Bob Soulliere and I talk about the Wim Hof Method:

»Why is it so important to practice our breathing techniques when we naturally breathe every day

»How breath can control your nervous system and activate the vagus nerve

»What is so important about exposure to the cold

»Bob takes us through a quick introduction of a breathing technique session



Shownotes

  • [2:00] Bob is a planking savant and is going to complete a 45 minute plank this year
  • [3:45] What is the Wim Hof Method
  • [6:45] Who is Wim Hof and how was he able to complete so many world records
  • [11:00] The ability for Wim Hof to withstand extreme cold temperatures comes from his ability to control his breath
  • [15:15] Does the Wim Hof Method breathing techniques come from the practice of Pranayama which is a practice typically done in yoga
  • [21:30] How does breathing influence the nervous system and allows the body to switch into a parasympathetic state (rest and digest state)
  • [29:30] When there is inflammation in the gut, this can cause issues in allowing the diaphragm to move the way it is supposed to which impacts our ability to breathe properly


  • [39.30] Would it be beneficial to combine Wim Hof Method with hyperbaric oxygen treatments or even oxygen supported exercise training programs
  • [49:00] What are the benefits of cold therapy and why is there so much focus on the cold
  • [53:00] There should be an element of play involved when doing different methods. It should be fun doing what you are doing
  • [55:00] Start here if you want to listen to the breathing technique and go through the demonstration

Learn More About Bob Soulliere and Wim Hof Method

Website: Breatheyourpower.com

Podcast: Breathe Your Power Podcast

Social Media: Instagram

  • Bob Soulliere does not speak for or represent Innerfire or Oxygen Advantage.  He is speaking only about his experience as a participant, student, and trainer in these disciplines.
  • The science behind these practices is constantly evolving.  No statements made on this podcast are intended to represent settled science about these practices.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed How Breathwork Improves Your Performance Using the Wim Hof Method with Bob Soulliere, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Bob Soulliere teaches us how the Wim Hof Method improves our ability to control our breath so we can increase our performance and learn how to relax.

Bob Soulliere teaches us how the Wim Hof Method improves our ability to control our breath so we can increase our performance and learn how to relax.

Bob Soulliere teaches us how the Wim Hof Method improves our ability to control our breath so we can increase our performance and learn how to relax.

61- How Goat Milk Can Be A Substitute for Dairy Allergies with Joe Stout

61- How Goat Milk Can Be A Substitute for Dairy Allergies with Joe Stout

When thinking of dairy products, most of the time we picture cows grazing in the fields and a farmer milking the cow. The dark side to most dairy products is that many people have hidden sensitivities to cow's milk that is causing inflammation in their body.

So if you don't want to give up dairy, but want to avoid reactions to cow's milk, what are you supposed to do? Interestingly enough, not all dairy products come from cows. In fact, a great substitute for cow milk is to use goat milk.

How is Goat Milk Different Than Cow Milk

Goat milk actually has quite a few differences compared to other milk. For instance, goat milk does not contain the same levels of Alpha s1 Casein that is found in cow milk. This type of casein is highly allergenic, and goat milk has nearly 90% less than cow.

Goat milk is also easier to digest. The milk contains more medium chain triglycerides, which is an easier fat for the body to digest. Studies have also shown that the protein in goat milk digests much more smoothly than that of cow milk.

In this episode, Joe Stout and I talk a lot more about how goat milk can be used as a substitute for cow milk:

»What some of the benefits of using goat milk are

»How goat milk is similar to human milk

»Why goat milk is so mineral rich

»What types of goat milk products are good for mineral absorption and protein synthesis

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

  • [1:30] What is the background of Mt Capra and when did it start
  • [6:15] Why did Mt Capra focus on Goat Products instead of Cow Products
  • [9:15] Joe was able to tolerate goat milk while having allergies to cow milk
  • [10:45] Is sheep milk similar to goat milk or cow milk
  • [11:45] What is the difference in the amount of yield of milk between a goat and cow
  • [14:00] Why is goat milk similar in nutrient profiles to a mother's breast milk
  • [15:00] Can a mom who has a hard time producing enough milk for their baby be able to use goat milk as a substitute instead of formula
  • [16:30] Does goat milk have more protein than cow's milk
  • [19:45] Milk coming from animals that spend more time in the pastures and feeding on natural foods are going to have more nutrient density


  • [22:30] Goat milk is naturally homogenized so unlike cow's milk, goat milk does not need to go through this processing
  • [25:45] Goat and cow cheese is packed full of minerals that they extract from the grasses and shrubs they feed on
  • [29:30] Does grass show any signs of mineral depletion like other plants show
  • [34:30] Joel Salatin talks about sustainable farming practices to improve the quality of the soil and to have more animals on the same plot of land, Mt Capra is following the same path
  • [38:00] Use Mt Capra Clean Protein because it contains no fillers or sweeteners
  • [38:30] Mt Capra Mineral Whey is a great resource for minerals that is extracted from the grasses and shrubs that the goats feed on
  • [39:00] The Mt Capra Goat Milk Ghee is clarified butter that does not contain protein, minerals, and no lactose, so it is a pure butter oil that is packed full of MCT Oil
  • [40:30] The best protein powders for increasing muscle mass is Clean Protein, Double Bonded Protein, and Goat Whey Protein (the Seattle Seahawks uses this protein)
  • [43:15] Running on your farm you must have a busy morning routine, so what is your morning rituals

Learn More About Joe Stout and Mt Capra

Website: MtCapra.com

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed How Goat Milk Can Be A Substitute for Dairy Allergies with Joe Stout, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Mt Capra focuses on providing communities with goat milk from pasture-raised goats. Goat milk is hypoallergenic compared to cow's milk

Mt Capra focuses on providing communities with goat milk from pasture-raised goats. Goat milk is hypoallergenic compared to cow's milk

Mt Capra focuses on providing communities with goat milk from pasture-raised goats. Goat milk is hypoallergenic compared to cow's milk

60- Scientific Approach to Fitness with Mike Lee

60- Scientific Approach to Fitness with Mike Lee

Have you ever spent some time with a coach or trainer who put you through grueling workouts? For many of us, the answer is yes. While getting a good sweat in can feel great, if you have specific goals you want to reach, then you might need a more structured approach.

The fitness world is an interesting world because everyone has their own philosophies and their own needs. When you take a group exercise class, your goals are probably different than the person next to you.

One thing is for sure, you end up coming out of any training session sweaty and exhausted.

If your overall goal is to get into better shape, then this approach can work very well for you. But if you want to try and compete in some fitness events, such as Crossfit, then you will need a more structured approach.

Scientific Approach to Fitness vs Opinion Approach

What we tend to see in a group fitness setting is what I would consider to be an “opinion approach” to exercise protocols. This is because the person who is leading the class decided that workout would be best for everyone in the room. While there can be some adjustments made for specific needs, the majority of the workout is designed for the group as a whole.

The scientific approach to fitness is based upon using principles and strategies that we know to be true in athletics, and apply it to one person's specific needs. This is what we see in competitive fitness events when one athlete has one coach. That coach is focused on providing the athlete what they need in order to be successful.

Mike Lee focuses his training programs on the scientific approach to fitness. As he trains athletes to compete at these high levels, he needs to develop their plans based off of their needs. This is how he has had a few athletes place so well at competitions.

In this episode we talk about:

»How to assess an athlete to see what competitions they would be best at

»Why recovery is so important to the health of the athlete

»How to become adaptive in your workout routines for any curveballs thrown at you

»What a training program might look like

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

  • [4:00] Mike started as an engineer and then transferred into becoming a fitness coach
  • [9:00] Most trainers have their own philosophy for their training protocols, so it is rare to see a fully scientific approach that is replicateable
  • [10:45] In water polo, is there an emphasis on dryland training and training in the pool, similar to swimming
  • [13:15] How do you assess people to see if they have the characteristics to be able to compete at high levels
  • [15:00] During your assessment are you able to see if people would be better at other fitness events
  • [17:30] What are the differences between Crossfit and Competitive Fitness
  • [20:00] How important is recovery in your programs so that these athletes aren't getting injured and can keep competing
  • [21:45] Do the high level athletes adapt to recover faster than most other people
  • [23:00] Sleep is the area of health that gets sacrificed first, why is sleep so important for recovery
  • [25:00] Do you use sleep trackers like the Oura Ring to measure sleep efficiency
  • [26:30] What are your thoughts on measuring HRV to measure stress on the body


  • [29:00] These athletes that you work with, is their fitness competition the only thing they are training for, or do they work normal jobs as well
  • [30:00] What would a training program look like for someone
  • [36:00] Since there are curveballs that are thrown in some of the competitions, do you train your athletes to be able to adapt to any curveball that is thrown at them
  • [38:15] What Mike's training routine looks like to keep him injury free

Learn More About Mike Lee

Website: TheBigDawgs.com

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Scientific Approach to Fitness with Mike Lee, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Mike Lee uses his engineering background to create scientific-based fitness programs for high level athletes

Mike Lee uses his engineering background to create scientific-based fitness programs for high level athletes

Mike Lee uses his engineering background to create scientific-based fitness programs for high level athletes

Sara Russell helps those with hypermobile joints to improve their health

59- Helping Those with Hypermobile Joints with Sara Russell

When you imagine someone who is hypermobile, what comes to mind? Do you think of a contortionist whose hypermobile joints can bend in ways unimaginable? Or what about the people who can pull their finger back all the way to their wrist?

While both of those examples are of people with hypermobile tendencies, it does not mean that they are immune to joint pain and health issues. In fact, many people with increased flexibility tend to run into a lot of health issues, including digestive disorders.

What Causes Someone to Be Hypermobile

Many cases of hypermobility can be traced back through the lineage to other ancestors who had it as well. It is pretty rare to find someone who is the first generation of hypermobility. If this is the case, then that typically means the genes were recessive through many generations.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a rare form of hypermobility that causes nearly everything in the body to be extra flexible. This includes bones, joints, skin, and other tissues.

Sara Russell is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who is known to take on complicated cases in her practice. She is a hypermobile person, and has gone through much of the emotional and physical complications that is associated with this condition. In this episode we talk about:

»The different types of hypermobility and how it impacts different people

»Some common health issues related to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

»How to emotionally get through life when dealing with complicated health problems

»Ways to support your digestive system to properly break down food

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



Shownotes

  • [3:00] What is your background and what have you gone through in your own life with hypermobility
  • [6:30] Is your desire to study complex issues in people stemming from having hypermobile joints yourself
  • [9:00] What is hypermobility and what percent of people have it
  • [13:00] Is hypermobility a trait that is passed through the lineage, and if so, do you then take a look at the entire family history
  • [18:45] Can you use a DNA test like 23andme to see if there is a genetic predisposition for hypermobility
  • [25:00] What are some of the health issues that are common in the hypermobile population
  • [26:30] Gastroenterologists tend to understand Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome pretty well


  • [39:45] When hypermobile joints dislocate, does this hurt
  • [42:45] There is a lot going on for hypermobile people, both physically and emotionally, so how do you help someone work through these areas of their life
  • [57:30] What are your final thoughts on how to improve the health of those with complicated cases

Learn More About Sara Russell NTP

Website: BuildNurtureRestore.com

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Helping Those with Hypermobile Joints with Sara Russell, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Sara Russell NTP helps those with hypermobility to improve their health

Sara Russell NTP helps those with hypermobility to improve their health

Sara Russell NTP helps those with hypermobility to improve their health

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

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



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

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Fixing Your Fatigue with Evan Hirsch, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

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

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

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



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

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Weight Loss and the Microbiome Connection with Kiran Krishnan, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

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

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



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

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Sicker by the Generation with Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

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

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



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

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed New Discoveries of the Ocular Microbiome with Dr Harvey Fishman, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

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

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

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



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

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Fitness and Nutrition for the Older Population with Krysti Slonaker, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

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

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



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

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Amino Acid Therapy For Optimal Brain Function with Laurie Hammer, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

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

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



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

Social Media: Facebook , Pinterest , InstagramSexy Spiritual SaneWomen's Facebook Group

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Intuitive Eating with Katie Garces, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

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

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



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

Social Media: Facebook , Twitter , Instagram

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Helping Women to Regulate Hormones and Weight Loss with Cynthia Thurlow, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

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

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



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

Social Media: Facebook , Twitter , Instagram

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed How Important Are Diagnostic Tools for Nutrition with Ryan Monahan, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

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

Save 25% off your first order with Thrive Market HERE!

Enjoy natural energy from Ayurvedic Herbs with HANAH HERE!



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

Social Media: Facebook , Pinterest , Instagram

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed How Emotions Tie into the Foods You Crave with Mollie Doyle, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

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

>
Scroll to Top