Fat cells are really amazing protective organs, and contrary to what you’ve been told – you can’t burn them. New research changes the way we approach weight loss and addressing inflammatory fat cells.
Dr. Tracey Stroup is a naturopathic doctor who has been in the health and wellness industry for over 25 years. She joins the show for a second time in order to break down common weight loss and exercise myths.
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– Weight loss myths (including calorie counting and the phrase “burning fat”)
– What fat cells are and how they are protective
– Reasons for rapid weight gain and what to do to treat the root cause
– Nutrient deficiencies, medications, gut dysbiosis and the role they play in weight gain and loss
– How being 15 pounds overweight or more makes your body pro-inflammatory
– Stress and the impact on exercise
– How to work out without stressing your body out
– Optimizing detoxification and products that can aid in the detox process
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As we continue to suffer from a growing epidemic of mental illness in this country, and creating awareness is trending, we must take time to re-evaluate the way we handle this mental health conversation. As renowned psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen often says, mental health outcomes haven’t changed since the 1950s. Treatment options appear to be limited, because while we have plenty of medications, cases are skyrocketing.
However, there are new discussions happening, and a growing number of practitioners are seeking to support mental health with tools that were previously brushed aside. In order to move forward in our thinking about mental health, we need to dispel the myths that are often perpetuated by antiquated mentality on the topic.
Warning: some of these will be tough pills to swallow (pun intended), but they are all backed by the latest research. Please drop me a line if anything is questionable to you or you need further clarification. I’d love to have a longer discussion on the topic.
Jacqueline Gomez is the founder and CEO of Welleum, a company that brings Eastern medicine to the modern Western World.
In this episode, we dig into why more and more people are seeking out alternative health solutions, the hesitancy some may have in trying something new, and how Welleum offers a way to advocate for your health with resources and solutions that work.
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What is Eastern medicine and why do we hesitate to utilize it?
The stress-body connection
“Pop-a-pill” culture and the need to treat the root
Why people are now turning to Eastern medicine
The resources provided by Welleum, along with their tinctures
How your boy is designed to function like a clock
Stress management tips
How to integrate Eastern and Western medicine and how it doesn’t have to be either/or
Developing a schedule to benefit whole body health
Ingredients in Welleum tinctures and science behind it
Correcting digestive imbalances
To learn more about Welleum and try their products, head to their website here.
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Adaptogenic herbs are getting a lot of buzz in the health world, so this episode is a dive into all things herbs and herbalism, with herbalist and writer Brittany Ducham.
Brittany’s new book, Radical Remedies, is a great starter for anyone wanting to learn more about how to use herbs to support health and well-being. In this conversation, we discuss her new book and how to individualize your personal use of herbs to support your health goals.
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Brittany’s background in herbalism
How herbalism is a form of empowerment and activism and background on her book, Radical Remedies
Herbal energetics and elemental forces and how different people need different things
Herbs for mental health support, anxiety, stress, and tension
Digestive support and herbs that improve gut health
Adaptogens – what they are and how they help
How to get started with herbs without getting overwhelmed
Where to find herbal tinctures and formulations that are good quality
The interconnectedness of our world with plants and nature’s healing power
Find more information about Brittany and herbalism at her website here and follow her on Instagram at spellboundherbals.
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A few years ago, I said to my husband Richard, “Wouldn’t it be cool to have a type of counseling center that has regular counseling, all the helpful therapy support, along with nutrition, yoga, and other tools for healing?” He agreed it would be a great idea, and we said… “one day.”
Well that one day is here! We are so thrilled to follow the path that we believe has been so clearly laid out for us. We are going to be working together at a holistic counseling and wellness center in East Texas, called Living Well Tyler.
Tyler is a place that contains sad memories for me, but it is also filled with memories of so much hope and redemption. I first moved there at nine years old, fresh from the Bay Area of California, and six months later I witnessed the death of my grandfather on my front lawn. I spent my mentally tumultuous teen years in Tyler, but I also met my best friends there. I graduated college there. My first child was born there. I went on my first date with my husband there. Almost two decades after leaving, It feels special and fitting to be able to move our family there at this time.
This verse was read during a contemplative prayer session with the soul care director at Living Well a couple months ago, and it has been such a source of comfort as I process this transition:
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” – Isaiah 43:16-19
Any kind of change – even good change – is a trigger for my mental health. The unknown, the “what ifs,” can heighten worry and anxiety.
Lisa and Alana MacFarlane are identical twins in every way – except when it comes to gut health. They became the ‘chief guinea pigs’ for the British Gut project where they discovered that despite having 100% the same DNA their guts have only 40% the same microbiota.
In their debut book The Gut Stuff, the dynamic duo offer a fun-filled, fact-packed, achievable guide to better health. In this fun and informative episode, we cover all the basics of gut health in a fun way!
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Summer is right around the corner and I’m here to remind you that the purpose of your body is NOT to get swimsuit ready.
The purpose of your body is to be “fit to serve” right where you are, with the body you have.
Here’s the thing, though – sometimes we get into a food rut, due to stress and factors outside of our control, and we find ourselves fueling on food sources that aren’t optimal for our unique bodies. It can lead to blood sugar instability, poor gut health, brain fog, fatigue, and overall blah.
Feast 2 Fast is a complete reset for nutrition, mindset and spiritual health! No calorie-counting, no macro-counting, no deprivation, no complications – just real food, the way God made it!
Dr. Brent Dorval is the creator of the Food Inflammation Test. He was involved in the creation of the first HIV/AIDS rapid diagnostic assay and held a number of management positions and served as an adviser to the World Health Organization committee on vaccines and diagnostics. He has several patents covering rapid assays, novel biomarkers and a novel polio virus vaccine.
In this episode we discuss the patented food inflammation test that has helped many people get to the root of their health concerns, including IBS, brain fog, headaches, skin issues, and mental health function.
The difference between an allergy and an delayed food sensitivity
How an inflammatory response from food shows on a blood test
Why there is an increase in food sensitivities
How food sensitivities impact brain health and how leaky gut = leaky brain
Why KBMO FIT test is different than any other sensitivity test
The independent clinical studies showing the effectiveness of using the FIT test
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To get the FIT test for yourself and a customized plan, contact me!
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Inflammation is a word getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. Many health experts consider it a major cause for chronic illness, and it is threatening all of our health right now. Understanding inflammation, how to manage it, and addressing root causes is more important than ever!
Dr. Mark Sherwood is an ex-professional baseball player and 24-year retired veteran of the Tulsa Police Department who now is a Naturopathic Doctor on a mission to help others achieve wellness. He and his wife, Dr. Michele L. Neil-Sherwood, have a successful medical practice, the Functional Medical Institute, along with a number of books and a television and radio program.