Many people associate low thyroid hormone levels with low energy levels.When I dealt with Graves' Disease over ten years ago, I didn't experience fatigue. If anything, my energy levels were maybe a little bit high. On the surface, it seems logical that if someone has hyperthyroidism, they have an increased metabolism and more energy. Still, in truth, a lot of people with hyperthyroidism have low energy levels for various reasons. Today, I'm sharing the most common reasons people with high thyroid hormone levels can experience fatigue. In this episode, you'll learn about:- #1: Anti-thyroid medication- #2: Mitochondrial dysfunction- #3: Adrenal imbalances- #4: Insufficient sleep- #5: Nutrient deficiencies- #6: Stealth infections- #7: Toxic moldAs always, I hope you find this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode!To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/common-causes-of-fatigue-in-hyperthyroidism/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/
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Do you find yourself trapped in a never-ending cycle of exhaustion? Adrenal fatigue is not as easy as telling yourself to just get up and get over it. It's not in your head! Don't let anyone dismiss how tired you are by saying “It's normal”. If someone tells you, “just exercise, you'll feel better,” they're wrong! Adrenal Fatigue is not simply fixed by just pushing through your day, in fact, that makes it worse! It's not that you lack motivation or are lazy - you've simply run out of energy! Does this sound like you? Listen to Dr. E as she explains all about adrenal fatigue and how you can fix it. If you're interested in learning more about The Knew Method you can visit our website theknewmethod.com or schedule a consult at theknewmethod.com/pcconsult
Full article: https://www.ajronline.org/doi/10.2214/AJR.23.29826 Hong Linda Li, MD discusses a new article that examines the need for a comprehensive approach that integrates clinical, radiological, and histopathological data for accurate diagnosis and management of adrenal masses.
This week, I'm excited to welcome Megan Lyons to the podcast. She is a wellness expert and owner of The Lyons' Share Wellness. Megan is a Harvard graduate, board-certified holistic nutritionist and founder of The Lyons' Share Wellness, where she helps people achieve the healthiest and happiest selves. In this episode, we discuss adrenal dysfunction, the telltale signs, most common causes, and the path to follow when wanting to heal. Over to Megan. Some questions asked during this episode: Tell us about the importance of adrenal health? How can we best test the health of our adrenals? What are the tell-tale signs of adrenal dysfunction? https://180nutrition.com.au/ This week, I'm excited to welcome Megan Lyons to the podcast. Megan is a Harvard graduate, board-certified holistic nutritionist and founder of The Lyons' Share Wellness, where she helps people achieve the healthiest and happiest selves. In this episode, we discuss adrenal dysfunction, the telltale signs, most common causes, and the path to follow when wanting to heal. Over to Megan. (01:13) Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Megan Lyons to the podcast. Megan, good morning. How are you? Megan (01:22) Good morning. It's good afternoon over here, but I am doing great and so excited to talk to you today. Stu (01:29) Fantastic, fantastic. First up, for all of our listeners that may not be familiar with you or your work, I'd love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, please. Megan (01:39) Sure. Well, my name's Megan Lyons. I live in Dallas, Texas, and I own a business called Lyons' Share Wellness, where I like to describe it as I get my hands in as much possible related to wellness as I can possibly handle. I like to do a lot of one-to-one work with people. I have a podcast, I have group programs, I have a blog. I do speaking. I do everything I possibly can because this area of life really lights me up. I have so much passion around nutrition and wellness and just the ability that we all have to make ourselves feel much better and go enjoy life at a more full capacity. To view full transcript and interview:https://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/megan-lyons-interview/
Welcome to "Adrenal Overdrive," where we unravel the hidden dance between stress and your well-being, especially during the holiday hustle. In this episode, we shine a spotlight on the silent struggle many women face—the often misunderstood world of HPA axis dysfunction. Join me as we dive into the signs and symptoms that might be flying under your radar, making sense of the intricate web of hormonal imbalance that characterizes HPA axis dysfunction. Discover why this phenomenon becomes particularly pronounced during the holidays, as stress levels soar, schedules overflow, and self-care takes a back seat. But fear not, dear listeners, for we not only unmask the challenges but also equip you with the top 10 tips to navigate this adrenal overdrive during the festive season. From stress management and self-awareness to the importance of quality sleep, hydration, and mindful eating, consider this your holistic toolkit for thriving, not just surviving, the holidays. So, buckle up for a journey into the heart of your well-being. This is "Adrenal Overdrive," and we're here to guide you through the holiday hustle with wisdom, empowerment, and a dash of seasonal joy. Tune in and let's decode the secrets of a woman's HPA axis together! Speaking of the holidays, I've created a healthy hormone holiday guide just for you. Introducing...
In this illuminating conversation, I had the pleasure of speaking with functional medicine practitioner Dr. Traci Potterf about the power of holistic healing for anxiety. She and I have both been helping people with anxiety and burnout in general for many years, so this was a perfect opportunity to see how our approaches align and overlap. Dr. Traci Potterf holds a PhD in Medical Anthropology and is a functional medicine practitioner with extensive training in mind-body therapies. She describes herself as an "anxiety detective" helping clients get to the root causes of anxiety. Dr. Traci teaches people to understand anxiety as the body's cry for help, not a personal failing or something you must accept lifelong. Her multifaceted, individualized programs help clients address anxiety through nutrition, lifestyle “makeovers”, stress resilience practices, and nervous system healing. After healing her own health challenges, Dr. Traci was inspired to support others on their journey to wellness. She is passionate about illuminating the path to joy, meaning, and possibility by merging ancient wisdom, emerging science, and the magic inherent in every human. Reframing Anxiety as a Health Messenger Anxiety exists on a spectrum, ranging from tension and muscle tightness to full-blown panic attacks. At the physical level, symptoms may include jaw clenching, gut issues like constipation or loose stools, headaches, insomnia, hormone imbalances, heart palpitations, and more. Mentally, anxiety manifests as excessive worry about hypothetical future scenarios, catastrophizing, ruminating on negative possibilities, and feelings of being completely overwhelmed. Our conventional medical system has wrongly pathologized anxiety as a genetic brain defect requiring medication. But humans lived for thousands of years without widespread anxiety disorders. Anxiety is simply the body's smoke alarm signaling that something is out of balance in the inner or outer terrain. The nervous system is saying "ouch" in the only way it knows how. Rather than immediately medicating to silence the nervous system's signals, we must approach anxiety as a teacher. It provides an opportunity to tune into the body's wisdom and discover what requires healing. Trying to ignore or override anxiety without addressing the root issues provoking it is like disabling a smoke detector while your house burns down. How Modern Life Impacts Our Nervous System With our epidemic of chronic stress and toxicity in the modern world, most people now live with some level of anxiety. Here are several contributing factors: · Diet high in processed foods, sugars, chemicals and industrial seed oils provokes inflammation throughout the body and brain. This impairs cellular functioning, hormone regulation, detox processes, and neurotransmitter balance. · Dehydration prevents optimal delivery of nutrients and removal of toxins. Lack of structured, energized water also reduces the voltage that powers energy flow. · Toxins like heavy metals, mold, infections from pathogens like Lyme, and EMFs directly disrupt the nervous system. They derail neurotransmitters and damage tissues. · Trapped emotions and unprocessed pain or trauma from the past remain stuck in the nervous system and bodily tissues if never addressed. This perpetual loop feeds anxiety. · Sleep deprivation and constant overstimulation from electronics disrupt natural biorhythms needed for health like cleansing cycles. This stresses physiology. · Negative thought patterns like excessive self-judgment keep us feeling unsafe and on high alert. The mind perceives threats everywhere. · Social isolation and lack of community fails to meet our core human needs for belonging and intimate connection. Lack of oxytocin and bonding creates distress. · Suppression of innate human needs for pleasure, joy, play, and meaning leads to loss of purpose. Without a felt sense of meaning, anxiety brews. Even with genetic susceptibility based on temperament, we can mitigate these lifestyle and environmental triggers through functional medicine approaches that support the body's innate wisdom. Principles of Holistic Healing Healing anxiety requires a truly holistic approach that addresses body, mind and spirit simultaneously. A foundational piece is healing and nourishing the physical body by removing sources of inflammation, promoting detoxification, and providing the building blocks for recovery. Eliminating inflammatory foods like sugars, processed carbs, industrial oils and adopting an organic whole foods diet can cool inflammation. Also adopting an organic whole foods diet centered around vegetables, healthy fats and clean proteins and staying well hydrated with clean, filtered water. Checking for infections, hormonal issues, autoimmunity, blood sugar imbalance and addressing these underlying issues provides support. Promoting hydration, key nutrients like B vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and using targeted botanicals and nutraceuticals further aids recovery. Gentle detox protocols help offload toxins and calm inflammation when indicated. Sauna therapy, massage, dry brushing, castor oil packs, and other techniques enhance detox. In the interview, Traci shares her personal journey of discovering she had mold toxicity, and how recovering from it has helped solve anxiety. Since anxiety fundamentally represents nervous system dysfunction, we must specifically heal and regulate the nervous system, not just treat the physical body. Key strategies for regulating the nervous system include: · Establishing routines aligned with natural circadian and seasonal bio-rhythms. This supports hormonal balance and healthy nervous system activity. · Optimizing sleep duration and quality allows neural regeneration and tissue repair. Melatonin and sleep hygiene practices boost sleep. · Reducing stimulation from electronics, screens, excessive noise, and artificial blue light. This calms the hyperexcited nervous system. · Engaging in play, pleasure, movement, and nature immersion practices. These discharge tension and cultivate embodiment. · Incorporating research-backed stress resilience techniques like breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, chanting, and somatic practices. These alter the brain and repattern nervous system responses. · Processing old traumas and stuck emotions through journaling, therapy, EMDR, tapping, and other energy psychology methods. Safely releasing old pain prevents anxiety. Anxiety frequently feeds on distorted, negative thought loops and unhelpful cognitive patterns. We can work to reframe anxious thinking by noticing anxious thoughts and cognitive distortions without judgment and developing the observer self. We can challenge distorted thoughts by asking questions like "Is this definitely true?" and "How do I know this to be fact rather than my fearful interpretation?" This way we can reframe anxiety narratives into more positive mental scripts aligned with self-trust. We have to be able to release limiting beliefs about our own inability to get well or successfully manage anxiety. We have to realize that we have more strength than we realize. We can also practice allowing all emotional experiences to flow through without exaggerating their meaning or significance and practicing present moment mindfulness to break identification with anxious thoughts. Since human beings are bioenergetic systems, we must also address the spiritual and energetic roots of anxiety. Spending time in nature, adopting daily pleasure practices, moving stagnant emotional energy, freeing the body through dance and creative expression, fostering community and intimacy, engaging in spiritual practices, and cultivating meaning uplift your overall frequency. Honoring the Nonlinear Journey Back to Wholeness Traci and I also talked about how true holistic living means embracing all facets of being human. This includes sitting with painful or unpleasant emotions when they arise, not just seeking high-vibe states and positivity. Avoiding our feelings can worsen anxiety. We need full expression of our inner experience and realize the importance of self-compassion when anxiety feels overwhelming. Judging or beating yourself up will only worsen matters. Each person's path is unique and nonlinear. There will invariably be ups and downs, breakthroughs and backslides as part of the journey. What matters most is continually realigning with your core values and making progress from a place of radical self-love. Expanding your self-knowledge allows you to create a lifestyle that is sustaining and enlivening for your unique mind-body needs. As you learn how to care for yourself in the ways your system requires, you will no longer need willpower or self-force to make positive choices. Pleasure, meaning, joy and health become synonymous. Investing fully in your own healing journey, though often challenging, pays exponential dividends. Having compassionate community support and guidance from skilled practitioners accelerates progress through difficult times. But at its core, healing anxiety means rediscovering your innate wholeness, remembering you are more than your anxiety. When you reclaim your power to shift your inner landscape on all levels, the physical manifestations change as well. You "feel your way free" and unlock possibility for profound holistic transformation. Dr. Doni's Approach to Anxiety I have been helping patients recover (yes recover) from anxiety and burnout for over two decades. Even though we are led to believe that anxiety is permanent, my patients have proven that is not true. I also used to experience severe anxiety myself, and that motivated me to solve it once and for all. Now I use my proven Stress Recovery Protocol to guide patients to address their mental health issues and burnout based on their Stress Type. I first recommend measuring your cortisol levels at four times of day, as well as adrenaline and neurotransmitter levels. By knowing the exact imbalances in your adrenal function and nervous system, I can then guide you to address them using amino acid therapy, as well as herbs and nutrients, known to bring cortisol, adrenaline and neurotransmitters back to optimal. I also guide you to implement my C.A.R.E. Protocol, which involves clean eating, adequate sleep, recovery activities and exercise based on your Stress Type. To give you a sense of what is involved, here is a summary of Beneficial Modalities for Healing Anxiety Naturally: Nutritional Approaches · Eliminate inflammatory foods, such as sugar, gluten, dairy, based on your food sensitivities – here is the test I recommend · Gut healing to address the gut-brain axis with herbs and digestive enzymes – find my Leaky Gut Program here · Adrenal support using adaptogens and nutrients – Based on your Stress Type® · Methylation support to optimize neurotransmitter metabolism – find my Methylation Program here · Amino acids like tryptophan, glycine, GABA for calming – Based on my Stress Recovery Protocol® Herbs and Natural Agents · Nervine herbs like passionflower, chamomile, lemon balm to soothe nerves · Adaptogens like ashwagandha, rhodiola, ginseng for resilience – Based on your Stress Type® · Support your cannabinoid system – herbs and CBD · Nootropics for cognitive support like lion's mane mushroom and more – Based on your Stress Type® · Magnesium, l-theanine, omega-3s for calming and mood regulation – Based on my Stress Recovery Protocol® Body-Centered Healing Practices · Breathwork, mindfulness meditation, chanting, yoga, and Qigong · Somatic techniques, polyvagal exercises, breathwork · Nature immersion and forest bathing to restore · Trauma release exercises, EMDR, neurofeedback · Bioenergetic therapies - acupuncture, sound healing, tapping Lifestyle and Plant Medicine Approaches · Sleep hygiene, light exposure, digital detox, balancing rest and activity · Community support, relationships, intimacy, pleasure practices · Nature immersion, gardening, grounding, ecotherapy · Creativity, dance, journaling for expression and embodiment · Psychedelic therapy with plant medicines I hope these suggestions provide a helpful starting point for those seeking to craft a personalized holistic healing program. Please reach out if you would like guidance assembling your own integrative anxiety relief toolkit. With an open heart and willing spirit, true and lasting transformation is absolutely within reach. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Traci and how she can help you, you can visit her website here. You can also connect with Dr. Traci on social media at @drtracipotterfphd (Instagram) and @Inner Genius Health with Dr.Traci Potterf, PhD (Facebook). If you want to learn more about Dr. Doni's Stress Recovery Protocol® which involves optimizing cortisol and adrenaline levels using nutrients, herbs and C.A.R.E.™, her proprietary program to support clean eating, adequate sleep, stress recovery and exercise, you can read all about it in her book Master Your Stress Reset Your Health. We also invite you to listen in to Dr. Doni's FREE virtual masterclass - Calm in the Storm: Research-Backed Techniques for Healing Your Body and Mind. This masterclass will equip you with a toolbox of techniques and a personalized action plan so you can find inner peace and heal the impact of stress based on your Stress Type. You'll leave this masterclass with research-backed skills to bring calm to the chaos within - and maintain resilience in the face of external stressors. And know next steps you can take to recover. For the most comprehensive support, even with the most difficult health issues (physical or mental), it is best to meet with Dr. Doni one-on-one, which is available to you no matter where you are in the world (via phone or zoom). You can set up a one-on-one appointment here. We're here to help you! 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Also, if you want to learn more about how to recover from stress so that you can get back to feeling your best, you may want to read my book Master Your Stress Reset Your Health (https://doctordoni.com/master-your-stress/). In the book, I also share the quiz I developed to help you identify how stress has affected you specifically by knowing your Stress Type. You can also take this Stress Type Quiz online (https://doctordoni.com/quiz/stress-quiz/) For the most comprehensive support, even with the most difficult health issues (physical or mental), it is best to meet with me one-on-one, which is available to you no matter where you are in the world (via phone or zoom). You can set up a one-on-one appointment with me here (https://doctordoni.com/work-with-me/) Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are product links and affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission at no cost to you. 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Let's get into all things adrenal hormones with Dr. Kelly Ruef. Dr. Ruef is a licensed naturopathic doctor. She has been a clinical educator for Precision Analytical, makers of the DUTCH Test since 2019, and she spends most of her time educating on how urine hormone testing can improve the field of women's and men's health. A few things we chat about in this episode
Show Summary: “A healthy thyroid boosts metabolism, energy, and weight management, while a sluggish thyroid leads to low energy, weight gain, and inflammation.”Are you aware of how your thyroid might be impacting your overall health?Wondering what causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease?Is there a gentle way to calm your stress without overwhelming your body?Can thyroid damage be reversed and autoimmune conditions effectively managed? If any of these questions pique your interest, this episode is for you!In this episode, I'm joined by Jared Price, Head Nurse Practitioner at ProvoHealth, who will help shed light on the mysteries of thyroid health. Discover the factors that contribute to dysfunction in the body, including the impact of adrenal and sex hormones, and learn specific tests to monitor your thyroid health.Don't miss out on this eye-opening discussion as we delve into the fascinating world of thyroid disorders and explore ways to achieve optimal thyroid function. Tune into Episode 89 of the Gutsy Health Podcast today!Show Highlights: 07:29 - Episode Start 08:15 - Discover Juanique's personal experience with Graves disease after giving birth to her first child17:33 - Dive into the thyroid's multifaceted role in health, touching on gut issues and metabolic processes 18:39 - Identify the three key players in optimal mitochondrial function - thyroid, sex hormones, and adrenals21:03 - Explore the adrenal cortex's role in cortisol production and the significance of minerals 30:58 - Unravel the ties between Addison's disease, adrenal insufficiency, kidney communication, and thyroid function33:00 - Understand why TSH isn't the ultimate thyroid health indicator and discover optimal ranges for TSH, total T4, and free T438:40 - Examine the importance of reverse T3 levels, their link to stress, thyroid function, adrenal insufficiency, and liver stress43:01 - Explore the underlying causes of thyroid dysfunction, emphasizing the analysis of upstream factors like diet and lifestyle43:14 - Uncover the role of hormones, especially in teenagers, and their crucial connection to maintaining youthful energy45:41 - Discover contributors to the aging of cellular health, including stress, sex hormones, inflammation, and co-infections47:51 - Analyze the link between emotional health and the immune system54:07 - Explore the impact of stress on autoimmune conditions, particularly Graves' disease58:04 - Highlight the connection between stress and the gut microbiome and its impact on overall health1:05:58 - Emphasize the importance of proper exercise for stress relief without overexertion Important Links: Gutsy Health Podcast IG - https://www.instagram.com/gutsyhealthpodcast/Gutsy Health Academy - https://www.mygutsyhealth.com/Biofilm and Mold Being a Root Cause of Disease and Infections - https://bit.ly/3rGCQWxFeel free to reach out to ProvoHealth and schedule a consultation with Jared Price by calling 801-691-1765
Join The First Lady of Nutrition as she welcomes Dr. Izabella Wentz, a clinical pharmacist recognized for her innovative and solution-focused approach. Diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis at twenty-seven, Dr. Wentz is renowned for her commitment to translating cutting-edge research into actionable solutions for patients. In this episode, Ann Louise and Dr. Wentz explore the theme of adrenal burnout, drawing insights from Dr. Wentz's latest work, the "Adrenal Transformation Protocol." The discussion delves into adrenal dysfunction, a situation in which the body struggles to produce essential hormones in response to mismanaged stress. While this dysfunction can manifest in various ailments, the episode brings a hopeful message—addressing and reversing these issues doesn't need to be complex. By supporting the adrenals through modest dietary and lifestyle adjustments and appropriate supplements, significant improvements can emerge within a matter of weeks or even days. Dr. Wentz emphasizes the importance of identifying adrenal triggers, balancing stress responses, and gradually building resilience to prevent future stress from overwhelming the adrenals. The goal, as outlined by Dr. Wentz, is to establish and maintain homeostasis even in turbulent and challenging times. For additional information, visit: https://thyroidpharmacist.com/.
Show Summary: Living with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can be a challenging and confusing experience. Despite getting enough sleep, people with CFS often feel exhausted, experience muscle aches and brain fog, and struggle with everyday activities. But don't worry, there is hope!In today's episode, we explore chronic fatigue syndrome with Jared Price, Head Nurse Practitioner at ProvoHealth. Jared explains the causes of this mysterious condition, what happens in our bodies at every stage, and what factors contribute to it. Together, we discover valuable tips for managing CFS and improving overall well-being.Whether you're struggling with CFS yourself or you know someone who is, this episode is a must-listen. Tune into Episode 86 of the Gutsy Health Podcast today!Show Highlights: 06:12 - Discover How Toxins Can Accumulate Over Time and Compromise the Gut, Despite Being Born With Strong Immunity06:36 - Learn About the Critical Role of the Mucosal Lining in Protecting the Gut From Harmful Substances 08:48 - Be Aware of the Warning Signs of Leaky Gut12:26 - Gain Insights Into the Three Phases of Adrenal Fatigue and Corresponding Lab Markers19:06 - Understand How Infections Like COVID-19 Move Through the Lymphatic System, Leading to the Formation of Biofilm23:19 - Discover the Link Between Prolonged Low Immunity, Mold Infections, Parasites, and the Risk of Lyme Disease28:55 - Find Out How Inflammation Disrupts Hormone Signaling and Communication Among Body Parts, Leading To Various Health Problems31:09 - Learn About the Risks Associated With an Imbalance of the Adrenals, Sex Hormones, and Thyroid37:18 - Understand How Autoimmunity and Cancer Occur Due to Chronic Inflammation and Compromised Immune System44:27 - Take Steps to Address Chronic Fatigue, Starting With Healing the Immune System46:58 - Discover the Importance of Prioritizing Mental Health, as It Can Affect the Circuitry Between Our Gut and BrainImportant Links: Gutsy Health Podcast IG - https://www.instagram.com/gutsyhealthpodcast/Gutsy Health Academy - https://www.mygutsyhealth.com/Boost Your Immunity During the COVID-19, Flu, and Cold Season - https://bit.ly/3QiNxbiBiofilm and Mold Being a Root Cause to Disease and Infections - https://bit.ly/3rGCQWxShedding Light on Hormone Health: Addressing PCOS, Endometriosis and Infertility Concerns with Dr. Terri DeNeui - https://bit.ly/3RY3jJUDebunking Myths around Hormone Therapy, Bioidenticals, and Pellets with Tauscha Johanson - https://bit.ly/3PWdg7FBioidentical Hormones for Men and Women with Jared Price - https://bit.ly/3ZXIb8yJuanique's free class on The Parasite Epidemic - https://www.mygutsyhealth.com/freeclassesFeel free to reach out to ProvoHealth and schedule a consultation with Jared Price by calling 801-691-1765
Amy Derksen, ND is a former competitive athlete and Naturopathic Physician with a full scope of practice in Washington State since 2003. She did her undergraduate studies in biochemistry and her medical post-graduate training with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD for over 2 years. She specializes in working with both Autism and chronically ill patients, including Lyme disease. Dr. Derksen has been involved in teaching various topics with Dr. Klinghardt since 2004, and has also been a speaker at Autism One, LIA, Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine, American Academy of Restorative Medicine, TFIM and Hope to Heal Lyme conferences. She is one of the first Naturopathic Physicians to become a Fellow with the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, working to broaden her skills for working with autism. She has additional training in PANS/PANDAS, ILADS, mold illness, genetics/methylation, LDA/LDI allergy treatments, peptide therapies for recovery and BHRT. As someone who struggles with an autoimmune disease and recovery from significant post-COVID reactions in 2021 extending to now, she can relate with the frustrations when your body no longer feels like something you have control over. Her typical patients tend to be those who have already seen several doctors and specialists, and who have relatively “normal” labs that don't match with the symptoms they are experiencing. She incorporates a system of testing called Autonomic Response Testing in addition to labs and history to help navigate what can feel like a complicated puzzle of why you aren't getting well. Resources: Articles and and Web Links www.holistichealingarts.org https://adventuresinbraininjury.com/bite-guard/ Supplements: Brain fog, fatigue, weakness Acetyl L-carnitine - Loading dose: 2-3g/day for 1-2 weeks CoQ10 - fatigue 400-800/day Alpha-lipoic acid - fatigue Weakness, tingling, fatigue B1 (Benfotiamine) - Mitochondria 200 mg 2x/day B2 - Riboflavin-5-Phosphate 35mg/day Adrenal cortex - Klaire Labs 250mg/day Vaccine protection Vitamin A (as retinol) - Loading dose 100,000 IU 2x day for 3 days (If not pregnant) Vitamin D3 50,000 IU 2x day for 3 days Other Cl mouth wash Baikal Skullcap Cryptolepis Artemisia Sterol 117 Humacel Xlear Enovid Pocket diffuser Thymogen Alpha 1 TB4-Frag BPC 157 Famotidine (pepsid) - H2 histamine blocker Histaquel KPV
Welcome back to The Hormone Prescription Podcast, where we discuss all things related to hormonal health for midlife women. In this episode, we are honored to have Dr. Michael Platt as our special guest. Dr. Platt is a pioneer in the field of bio-identical hormones and adrenaline dominance, and has dedicated his career to research and advancements in managing hormonal imbalances. Through his work, he has become a leading expert in observational, functional, alternative, and allopathic medicine. His three books - "The Miracle of Bioidentical Hormones", "Adrenaline Dominance", and "Platt Protocol" have received a total of 11 literary awards, showcasing the impact and importance of his work. In this episode, we dive into the topic of adrenaline dominance and how it can affect our hormonal health. Dr. Platt shares his insights on the use of progesterone cream as a therapeutic solution for managing adrenaline overload. We also discuss the benefits of using bio-identical hormones and how they can help rebalance our hormones, leading to improved overall health and well-being. Dr. Platt's wealth of knowledge and experience in this field is truly inspiring, and we hope you will join us for this insightful and informative episode of The Hormone Prescription Podcast with Dr. Michael Platt. So tune in, take notes, and get ready to learn more about the miracle of bioidentical hormones and how they can help you achieve hormonal balance. Let's get started! Speaker 1 (00:00): Doctors give drugs of which they know little into bodies of which they know less, or diseases of which they know nothing at all. Voltaire, stay tuned to find out the missing hormone in your midlife program. Adrenaline. Speaker 2 (00:16): So the big question is, how do women over 40 like us keep weight off, have great energy, balance our hormones and our moods, feel sexy and confident, and master midlife? If you're like most of us, you are not getting the answers you need and remain confused and pretty hopeless to ever feel like yourself again. As an O B G Y N, I had to discover for myself the truth about what creates a rock solid metabolism, lasting weight loss, and supercharged energy after 40, in order to lose a hundred pounds and fix my fatigue, now I'm on a mission. This podcast is designed to share the natural tools you need for impactful results and to give you clarity on the answers to your midlife metabolism challenges. Join me for tangible, natural strategies to crush the hormone imbalances you are facing and help you get unstuck from the sidelines of life. My name is Dr. Kyrin Dunston. Welcome to the Hormone Prescription Podcast. Speaker 1 (01:09): Hi everybody. Welcome back to another episode of the Hormone Prescription with Dr. Kyrin. Thank you so much for joining me today as we dive into adrenaline dominance. Some of you know about adrenaline, we know about adrenaline junkies who like doing things like jumping out of airplanes, Bundy jumping, really exciting things that get their adrenaline pumping. But you might not be aware that adrenaline actually is a hormone and that it could be the missing link in your midlife hormone program if you're not getting the results that you want. In fact, most of us have adrenaline problems because of stress. So it's not only about cortisol, it's also about adrenaline. There are some genetic predispositions to adrenaline dysfunction that we talk about in this episode that you're gonna wanna hear about. And there are many methods that you can use to address this. So this is a little bit of a controversial episode. Speaker 1 (02:07): I'm not usually this contentious with guess, but when they make some very outwardly bold claims about health that are questionably founded in science, then you know, I have to challenge that. So we did that, but I think that our guest today really is an expert in this field and really has a lot to offer on this topic. So I'll tell you a little bit about him and then we'll get started. Dr. Michael Platt has been a pioneer in the research and advancement of the therapeutic use of progesterone cream for use in managing adrenaline and hormone imbalance. He's considered an important pioneer and observational functional alternative and allopathic medicine focused on bioidentical hormones and adrenaline overload. He has three books, the Miracle of Bioidentical Hormones, adrenaline Dominance, and the Plat Protocol, and has received 11 literary awards. Please help me welcome Dr. Michael Platt to the show. Speaker 3 (03:01): Thank you. Glad to be here. Speaker 1 (03:03): So we're gonna talk about adrenaline dominance. We're gonna talk about bioidentical hormones. We're gonna talk about all things women over 40 and their hormonal poverty that they have to deal with and and how to go about fixing it. You have a book on adrenaline dominance, so why don't we start there. It's funny, I was doing an interview earlier today with a health coach and she had gone through one of my programs and so I had asked her in the interview what were the most surprising things that she learned during the program. And she said the importance of cortisol. She herself had been a fitness coach and a health coach and she had no idea about issues related to cortisol adrenaline also, and she was very surprised by that. So can you talk a little bit about how you came to realize that adrenaline and then cortisol is related to that also really is a key problem for women at midlife and beyond, and how you came to focus on that Speaker 3 (04:11): Adrenaline interfere with the quality of life any age, beginning with the baby, you've heard of babies that have colic, colic, colic is excess adrenaline and you can actually get rid of it in about five minutes. Treating the baby women that are pregnant with a fetus does a lot of kicking. That's adrenaline. That baby will probably have colic when the baby is born. Nobody ever talks about this. And then bedwetting in children is all about adrenaline and then a D H D and it just goes on and out. We'll talk about this, but what happened was I started getting involved with hormones because my, actually because of my mother, my mother died of breast cancer at the age of 61. And right after she died, I realized I had inherited her hormones. Men, people don't realize that men and women had the identical hormones, different levels, but the same hormones. Speaker 3 (05:04): And so I knew she was low in progesterone because she had breast cancer, she had a belly on her, so I knew she had a lot of insulin. So when I first got involved with hormones at that time, I used to have to slap my face when I was driving, trying to keep my eyes open. And then right after I started using progesterone, 'cause that I, I thought I was low in it because of my mother. I never got sleep in a car yet. And that, that's been a long time now. So when I saw what progesterone could do with, with regards to my, my sleepiness, I got involved with hormones and I opened up a clinic doing hormone therapy back in 1995. And what was advantageous to me is that I was able to sit down and talk to my patients for about two hours. Speaker 3 (05:46): And let me tell you something. When you sit down and talk to to some, that's how you learn about what's going on with them and what works and what doesn't work. And I realized that a lot of these people had the same issues, trouble sleeping, some anger issues, anxiety. And I figured that the only hormones that could cause all these different things is adrenaline. And so I started treating people with more excess adrenaline and I got some remarkable results. You can actually get rid of A D H D in 24 hours. You get rid of fibro fibromyalgia, which is considered incurable by lowering adrenaline. So it goes on and on and it opened up a whole new world of medicine to me. Speaker 1 (06:27): I know you're a md, but what w what is your specialty? Speaker 3 (06:30): I was board certified in internal medicine. I actually went to medical school watching to be a surgeon, but I did wanna do the 10 at that time they had what, what we called a 10 minute scrub and I didn't understand why you had to wash your hands for 10 minutes and then put on a pair of gloves. So anyway, I, I switched over to medicine and yeah, so my specialty was internal medicine. Speaker 1 (06:51): Okay. So how do you, I apologize, I haven't had the opportunity to read your books yet. So in someone who might suspect that they're hyper adrenalized, do you wanna talk a little bit about exactly what that is? I don't know that everybody can thinks about adrenaline as a hormone. They might think about it more as a neurotransmitter. But if you wanna talk a little bit about what it is, how it works in the body, how they might know that they are hyper adrenalized and what tests, if any, might be available. What would that process look like? Speaker 3 (07:28): Okay. People that have access adrenaline, first of all it's the, the number one reason why people are trouble sleeping, either falling asleep or staying asleep. Some people grind their teeth at night. Some people toss and turn. That's all adrenaline. The other thing, people with excess adrenaline will be quick to anger 'cause it's an anger hormone and they'll carry a lot of tension in the back of their neck. And this tension can actually cause tinnitus and it can cause headaches that are always mistaken for migraines. But it's really some, a headache called occipital neuritis, which is very easy to fix as opposed to migraines. But what's interesting is that this migraine or this headache is always mistaken for a migraine even though it's not a migraine headache. And very often this headache shoots right into the back of the eye and it comes from the occipital nerve sheath at the ba at the base of the skull. Speaker 3 (08:20): So just putting some congestion cream on the back of the neck eliminates its headache. But in, in any event, people with a lot of adrenaline anxiety is only caused by excess adrenaline. And adrenaline by the way, it's, it's both a hormone as well as a neurotransmitter. And the, so when people have a lot of adrenaline, they, it affects the quality of their life. People can sometimes complain about cold hands and cold feet. They always blame the thyroid for that, but it's actually adrenaline. And why adrenaline does this, it constricts blood vessels and so it can cut off blood supply to the intestines because they're not needed for survival. And adrenaline is a survival hormone. Speaker 3 (09:01): So by cutting off blood supply to the intestines, the cause of constipation, which is also known as I b s irritable bowel syndrome, is excess adrenaline. It cuts off blood supply not only to the hands and feet, but it also cuts off blood supply to the salivary glands because they're not needed for survival. And that's why when it comes to doing hormone test testing, I never recommend saliva test because the hormones don't get into the saliva, then they get low levels. And that's, so when they get a low cortisol in the saliva, they call that adrenal fatigue. But adrenal fatigue is a condition that doesn't exist be if they did a blood test. Speaker 1 (09:40): What do you mean by that? Adrenal fatigue is a condition that doesn't exist Speaker 3 (09:44): Because it, it's all based on a false reading of a saliva test. Adrenal fatigue is mostly a naturopath diagnosis and naturopath to sliva test. For the most part, Speaker 1 (09:55): We'll have to a degree to disagree on that salivary Speaker 3 (09:58): . Okay, that's fine. Speaker 1 (09:59): Testing is actually validated to be highly accurate in their me many medical doctors that use it. So if someone suspects that they have hyperrealism, are there a test that you recommend that they can get any confirmation of that? Or is it just a symptomatic diagnosis? Speaker 3 (10:18): Actually the best test is a cortisol test done on blood, not on saliva. And you cannot go by, by what they call a normal level in order to establish normal levels. They actually use medical students because they, they're available in hospitals and they can do studies on them. And all doctors have increased adrenaline. Adrenaline is actually the neurotransmitter. They give people intelligence. So most doctors, if not all, have a lot of adrenaline. So when they did the studies on them, they said that a normal cortisol level blood we're talk about blood now is 19.4. But to me anything above 13 is a high cortisol level. Speaker 1 (10:56): And so you're saying they should have a blood test and if they're above 13, that because their cortisol is high, that by definition they have hyperrealism. Is that correct? Speaker 3 (11:06): Yeah, I actually very rarely detesting because when somebody has a lot of adrenaline, you don't need to do a test. You know it, they have all sorts of symptoms too. So they have conditions like P M D D, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, which is caused by excess adrenaline. You don't need to do a test for that. But they don't have one except cor cortisol level. So there are a number of conditions that are caused by excess adrenaline. They really don't have to test for like fi, fibromyalgia. Speaker 1 (11:36): I find it interesting, you're very emphatic and reductive about P M D D is because of hyperrealism and this and fibro mount is because of it. And in my research and my fellowship training, et cetera, that usually it's multifactorial. Is hyperrealism a component of most of these? Yes. So what makes you so emphatic and Sure. What data do you have that says specifically that it is only hyperrealism that causes fibromyalgia? Period? End of sentence. I'm curious. Speaker 3 (12:08): Remember, I've had a lot of experience dealing with patients specifically for problems related to excess adrenaline. And the book that I wrote called Adrenaline dominance, right, Speaker 3 (12:19): Is the only book that I know of that talks about adrenaline. They have a a, a book out now about stress and they talk about cortisol where they don't talk about adrenaline. But the only thing that causes stress is excess adrenaline and body releases cortisol in response to stress. Now what's interesting is that people, most people don't realize it, the brain uses up a lot of sugar, probably more sugar than any other tissue in the body. And the, the reason why people have access adrenaline is not because they're in danger. It's because for, for the most part is because the body uses adrenaline to raise sugar levels for the brain. You a process called gluconeogenesis where the body converts protein into sugar and an adrenaline peaks at two 30 in the morning. A lot of people get up at that time to urinate because adrenaline actually gives people that urge to urinate on television. Speaker 3 (13:13): They call it an overactive bladder, but that's adrenaline and just like a condition called chronic interstitial cystitis, which is also considered incurable, which is also caused by adrenaline. And, but in any event, the body uses adrenaline to raise sugar levels and it peaks at two 30 in the morning when people are lying in bed. And when the body releases adrenaline, because it's a very, it's a powerful hormone, it creates stress to the body. And the body responds to stress by putting out cortisol. And cortisol also raises sugar levels. So while people are sleeping or trying to sleep, they're putting out two hormones that raise sugar levels and they're not burning it up. And the whole thing about sugar, it doesn't matter if you're eating sugar or if the body's making sugar, if you don't burn it up, the body stores it, it's fat and fat cells. Mm-Hmm. , I think it may be the number one reason for, for weight gain, but that's just my feeling. Speaker 1 (14:07): Mm-Hmm. , Speaker 3 (14:08): I think it's, at least it's an important issue when it comes to weight. So Speaker 1 (14:12): Yeah, I, I agree. It's an important issue when it comes to every health problem. The majority of us, especially in western cultures, are hyper adrenalized and it really isn't addressed. So I'm glad you have a book about it and you really are raising awareness about it. And I think that we do need to have a balanced view that it's, these disorders like P M D M D are probably not uni factorial disorders at least in my experience and training. So someone suspects and, and I think pretty much everyone has an adrenalin problem in this day and age. 'cause We all have so much stress. How do you recommend that they go about addressing it? Speaker 3 (14:55): I'd have to tell you that doctors don't get a whole lot of training with regards to the cause of illness. They train both . Speaker 1 (15:02): Yeah, pretty much none. . Speaker 3 (15:03): Okay. Yeah. Speaker 3 (15:04): So when it comes to adrenaline, it's the same thing. If, if you want to manage adrenaline, you have to treat the reason why the body's releasing it. And everybody knows about the fight or flight situation when it comes to adrenaline that when people are in danger, the body pours out adrenaline. But that's a rare reason why the body puts out adrenaline. The primary reason why the body puts out adrenaline is to raise sugar levels for the brain. So what this means is that if you provide the fuel to the brain, the body doesn't need to use adrenaline to do it. So the brain use the two different fuels. One is glucose that the type of sugar and the best source glucose for the brain comes for vegetables. And the reason for that, they don't stimulate a lot of insulin. Candy and soda are great sources of glucose, but they produce a lot of insulin, which lower sugar defeats the purpose. Speaker 3 (15:54): Now the other fuel, which is even more important that the brain uses are ketones. And you talk about a ketogenic diet, I don't recommend that because it's a difficult diet to accomplish, but you can get ketone directly from coconut oil or M C T oil, which comes from coconut oil. So basically adding coconut oil, m c t oil and vegetables into your meal plan, you can get a dramatic lowering of adrenaline. Now the only other thing you need to add is a 5% progesterone cream. Now 5% means that each pump is 50 milligrams and this is the exact strength you need to block adrenaline. They have different strength, but 5% is the exact strength. And what's good about this, you don't need a prescription for, you get it over the counter and you don't need a prescription for coconut oil or M c t oil or, or vegetables. So people can actually treat themselves if they care to. And people that have a lot of adrenaline, as soon as they put progestin cream on within minutes, they'll feel more, more relaxed and they'll be able to focus better if they have a lot of adrenaline. Speaker 1 (17:00): And I know that women listening now are going, how is progesterone gonna help my adrenaline? So what would you explain to them? Speaker 3 (17:06): The progesterone will help the adrenaline because it blocks adrenaline. It's mostly known for blocking estrogen, but it also blocks insulin and it blocks adrenaline. This is not known. Mm-Hmm. to most doctors, most people Speaker 1 (17:18): You think that they should have a progesterone test to see where their levels are before they use progesterone because Speaker 3 (17:27): No, I don't. First of all, you cannot overdose on progesterone. Speaker 1 (17:30): I've seen it Speaker 3 (17:32): . There is one Speaker 1 (17:32): I've seen it, it happens. Speaker 3 (17:34): There's a condition. Are you're familiar with type three diabetes? Speaker 1 (17:38): Yes. Speaker 3 (17:38): Did you know they don't have a test for it? Speaker 1 (17:40): Yeah. Speaker 3 (17:40): And it's a precursor to Alzheimer's. Okay. But the thing is, is that if somebody does have type three diabetes and they use progesterone, they get an immediate outpouring of adrenaline and immediate. And so these people will not tolerate progesterone. But it's important for them to know that they have type three diabetes because can be prevent, they can prevent Alzheimer's just by adding M C T oil into their meal plan. Speaker 1 (18:06): Yes. And I'm back. So you recommend that for men or women regardless of age, that they use progesterone cream? Speaker 3 (18:14): I do. Men stop making progesterone around the age of 50, and it's after the age of 50 that men start getting prostate cancer because now they, they don't have a hormone to block estrogen anymore, which causes prostate cancer and they start putting on weight around the middle because they can't block insulin and insulin puts on fat around the middle. So it's an important hormone for men also, even though most people think it's a woman's hormone. Speaker 1 (18:37): But what about treating the reason why someone has high adrenaline and calming their nervous system and regulating the nervous system and calming the sympathetic nervous system, increasing the parasympathetic, but with all the myriad of tools that we have to do that? What about doing that? Speaker 3 (18:58): Okay. The problem is, is that when it comes to the reason or the cause that people have access to adrenaline, it's genetic always. It's always genetic. In other words, if somebody has a lot of adrenaline, that means one or both parents had it. If a child has a D H D, then one or both parents have A D h D. They may not be recognized, but I can recognize it. But Speaker 1 (19:19): What gene is this, because I'm not familiar with this. I didn't, I've I've never heard of that. So can you enlighten me please? Speaker 3 (19:27): There's a lot of things in my book that you've never heard of. Speaker 1 (19:30): Okay. Speaker 3 (19:31): I think you'll find it very interesting. Speaker 1 (19:32): That's why I have you here so you can enlighten me. But so I'm wanting to know, because I know everybody listening is thinking the same thing. Same thing. I've never heard that. Speaker 3 (19:41): If you go to Amazon, you could read the reviews on my book. They're almost all five star. And people talk about their own experiences. Speaker 1 (19:49): Right. But I'm trying to get to the science 'cause I am not familiar. Yes. There are certain genetic snits that might predispose you where you don't detoxify your adrenaline the same as others. I happen to have that. So for instance, if I get upset, it tends to last longer than the average person because I don't metabolize my adrenaline as quickly. And methylation defects can predispose you to that. So is that what you're referring to? You're not referring to a direct gene that causes hyper production of adrenaline. Are you talking about all these SNPs of detox that you might have pathways that are decreased, so you might not metabolize it like I have. Is that what you're talking about? I Speaker 3 (20:33): Have to, I have to tell you, I'm not a scientist. Mm-Hmm. Speaker 1 (20:36): , Speaker 3 (20:37): I'm an obser. I observe. And so what I have observed is that when people have a lot of adrenaline, creative type people, by the way have the most adrenaline. And the reason for that is that the creative brain is more active and there's a lot of drugs and alcohol in the music industry. And I attribute that because these are people that are just trying to relax from all the adrenaline that they have. But when people are creative, these are the people that are very intuitive about other people. They can pick up good energy and bad energy from people. Mm-Hmm. . And they have premonitions and they have deja vu type feelings. When the phone rings, they'll even know who it is before they answer. Or they'll say, I was just thinking about you. Mm-Hmm. . And these are the people who will find that animals will be very attracted to them, believe it. Speaker 3 (21:24): Or the animals can pick up on their energy. And so can creative children pick up e energy that this adrenaline energy from other people? And now you have to remember, I've been dealing a long time with people with excess adrenaline. Mm-Hmm. . So these are things that I have observed. And the thing is that in the book I talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to adrenaline. And the only condition I put in the good category was A D H D. And the reason I put that in the good category is that the most intelligent, successful creative people in the world have a d h D. And like I say, you've heard of people that get road rage. Road rage is pure adrenaline. And you can actually get rid of road, you can get rid of road rage in 24 hours just by lowering adrenaline. Now remember, I, I've had the luxury, if you will, of dealing with a lot of people with excess adrenaline. And this is what I've observed mm-hmm. , I'm open to the doctors and I Speaker 1 (22:16): Hear what you're saying. So you're saying the genetic, the inputs. Right? So I, if you have detox pathway disruptions from SNPs, like I have, there are things you can do to improve, decrease sympathetic nervous system tone. I usually recommend that people quantify their sympathetic tone and their parasympathetic tone using something called heart rate variability. And they can actually get pretty reliable numbers that talk about and give information on your levels of these different neurotransmitters in the sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic, including adrenaline. So you can get actual numbers to measure it and you can use interventions to calm it down, like using breathing practices, which is really the way that you get at the autonomic nervous system. So I'm just wondering if, if you do talk about that in your book, meditation, breathing practices, things like that. Speaker 3 (23:19): Remember I I mentioned the good, the bad and the ugly. Speaker 1 (23:22): Yes. Speaker 3 (23:22): Okay. You're, I'm sure you're very familiar with a condition called hyperemesis grab Arum. Speaker 1 (23:27): Yes. Speaker 3 (23:28): What do you think causes that? You're Speaker 1 (23:30): Gonna say adrenaline, hyper adrenaline. I Speaker 3 (23:32): Am gonna say adrenaline . Speaker 1 (23:33): Okay. Speaker 3 (23:34): They have another condition called cyclical vomiting syndrome. They had children that have to be hospitalized to, to stop the vomiting. Again. There are some people who wake up nauseated and that's always adrenaline. Adrenaline is a, is a, is a hormone that causes nausea and vomiting. I had a, a gentleman that came in to see me and I think it was about 47 at the time. The reason he came to see me is because every morning he would wake up in a vomit every morning. And, and to my way of thinking, the only thing that can cause that was excess adrenaline. And this man had severe fibromyalgia, severe. Anyway, the upshot of the whole thing, I put some progestin cream on his arm and he rubbed his arms together and, and we started talking again. And about five minutes after putting on the cream, he looked at me, he, he sat back in his chair and he looked at me and said, doc, in my entire life I have never felt this good my entire life anyway, since he left my office, he's never had another episode of vomiting. So yeah, there are other things that can cause problems related to the neurotra, but is adrenaline, whatever. But progestin cream is so easy. easy. Really? Speaker 1 (24:41): Yeah. Don't get me wrong. I love progesterone. You know, the weight loss diuretic, sleep well feel good, anti-anxiety, anti-depression, happy hormone. It's wonderful. And I just, I'm all for fixing the reason why somebody has a problem before giving a medication. And so to me, I think that sometimes we can use a so-called functional or even a root cause approach in the same way as mainstream medicine. I have a headache, I take a medication to get rid of it. Oh, I'm hyper adrenalized. I'm gonna use progesterone to get rid of it. But you're not addressing the reason why you're hyper adrenalized, which to my knowledge we'll just have to agree that there's no gene for that, that gives you that. But there are conditions from genes with your detoxification where you may not get rid of it properly. So you might have higher levels, but the majority of people, like you said, everybody's stressed probably need to do something to calm that down. Speaker 1 (25:46): So I'm more of the approach to address those root causes. And also I'm gonna a proponent of tests, don't guess, test progesterone levels, test estradiol levels, test estriol levels, test testosterone levels, test D A G A, test all of these things, cortisol, insulin. And then use interventions in targeted in a targeted manner to fix and address these problems. And I find that when I work with people in this way, everything comes into balance. But I do love your contribution of really highlighting the hyperrealism. But I sometimes think that if you have a big hammer, everything can look like a nail. So I just am wary of that approach. Speaker 3 (26:35): . Okay. medicine has always been a passion for me. Mm-Hmm. Speaker 1 (26:40): . Speaker 3 (26:40): And I don't have to tell you, getting a patient well is very rewarding. Speaker 1 (26:44): Yes. Speaker 3 (26:45): The, I've seen the benefits of what happens when you lower adrenaline Speaker 1 (26:49): . Yeah. So what about, I know you have your other book on bioidentical hormones, correct? Or just hormonal imbalance. Do you wanna talk a little bit about that in older woman? Do you recommend that they are tested for their levels? Speaker 3 (27:06): You can, even though if a woman is in the menopause, which means she's not bleeding anymore, I pretty much know what her hormones are gonna be. I, and I'll be honest with you, I've always preferred treating people rather than lab tests. And the reason for that is that to my way of thinking, you can never go wrong treating a person, but you can go wrong treating a lab test. 'cause They, they can be off 'cause hor hormones are whatever. But in any event, the, I'm very much in favor of replacing hormones in women and men hormones Speaker 1 (27:40): Control everything. Speaker 3 (27:41): But yeah. Speaker 1 (27:41): So in the miracle bioidentical hormones, again, I apologize, I haven't been able to had time to read them yet, your books, do you recommend that women be tested for their levels or that they just use over the counter products? No, Speaker 3 (27:55): I, a big fan of compounding pharmacies. Speaker 1 (27:58): Mm-Hmm. Speaker 3 (28:00): And they will need prescriptions for the right hormones. I testosterone, I, I know it's a controlled drug and it, to me it's an extremely important hormone for women. Speaker 1 (28:10): Yes. Speaker 3 (28:10): The number one cause of death in women is, is heart attacks. And, and I think that's related to a low testosterone because their heart muscles have more testosterone receptor cytes than any other tissue in the body. And men still make some testosterone, but women stop. So I think it's an important hormone to replace in women when they're in the menopause. Speaker 1 (28:28): Why else do you think testosterone is important for women? 'cause That's something that I'm very passionate about too, because many doctors are reluctant to test and or prescribe testosterone for women. So what other reasons do you think it's vital for women? Speaker 3 (28:43): There's something you probably read about in my book that you won't hear anywhere else. Women that have what's called stress incontinence, if they cough or sneeze Yeah. Urine. And what I have found is that you can recommend Kegels and but without testosterone, they can't build muscle and they lose that muscle control around the urethra. So if you have a woman use intravaginal testosterone and have them do the Kegel exercise in three to six days, it'll be gone. And that's almost a hundred percent effective. Speaker 1 (29:14): That is, I've never thought of that. That is brilliant. We talk about losing muscle mass with lack of testosterone, but I never thought about that for stress incontinence. That's brilliant. . Speaker 3 (29:28): Yeah. You actually, when the medical board found out I was using testosterone for women 'cause I didn't do pelvic exams, they wanted to take away my license 'cause I was not doing pelvic exam even though they had their own gynecologist Anyway, medical boy has never liked me. So , you know, so, Speaker 1 (29:46): And I think, I don't think it was you, they don't like testosterone and they don't like testosterone in women. We'll have a little tangent here. So in her, I have a, a telemedicine company and we prescribe testosterone for women. But they have all these laws because called the hate act, it's not hate h a t, it's h A I G H T because of a teenage boy, Ryan Ha who obtained testosterone to build muscle. And he ended up dying because of cardiac problems. And so that's part of the reason that it's controlled substance. It's part of the reason it can't be prescribed by telemedicine. There are just so many regulations around testosterone and women don't abuse testosterone. Right. It was a teenage boy and it was male bodybuilders who were abusing it. And now women who, like you said, men continue to produce some testosterone. The majority, I'd say 80% of the women I see over 40 have dismal, if any testosterone. And it's vital for us, and it's a logistical nightmare to get a woman a testosterone prescription. And most doctors believe as if it's a religion, not science, that it's not necessary or it's harmful. And so I say amen to what you're saying about testosterone in women. It's vital. Yeah. Speaker 3 (31:13): It's a lot of things about hormones that have issues and shouldn't have Speaker 1 (31:18): Legal issues. Speaker 3 (31:19): Yeah. Legal issues. Speaker 1 (31:21): Yeah. So do tell about that. 'cause People wanna know, they wanna know, Speaker 3 (31:25): Like you, I I believe in treating the cause of illness. Right. Speaker 1 (31:28): And Speaker 3 (31:28): When you treat the cause, you can actually cure somebody. And as a result, I was able to get a lot of people off their medications. 'cause, But this irritates lot of doctors because it's a slap in the face for another doctor to have another doctor to take their patient off drug. And with the upshot of the whole thing, I had a run in with a medical board who, and I'm sure that's funded by drug companies. So they had complaints from doctors about me because I've taken their patients off drugs. I don't like drugs. It's like when people, thyroid, a lot of people have thyroid issues. And when I did my training, we were taught that cholesterol is a poor man's thyroid test. And the reason for that, the thyroid controls cholesterol metabolism. So a lot of people that are being treated for an an elevated cholesterol could actually just take thyroid. And also women with the highest cholesterols are the greatest longevity anyway. But, but that's even Speaker 1 (32:24): In there. Yeah. And I, before when you said, I, I don't like drugs and I tried to take people off 'em, I love this quote from Voltaire that you shared that I wanna share with everyone. Doctors give drugs of which they know little into bodies of which they know less for diseases of which they know nothing at all. Nothing at all. And I forget what century Voltaire was in, but I don't know that much has changed . Speaker 3 (32:48): It hasn't, unfortunately. Speaker 1 (32:50): I don't know why there's so many legalities around hormonal medications and anything else. The minute that comes out of my mouth, I say, I do know why. Because they're naturally occurring substances and therefore they're hard to, you can't patent them. And so that's why they're so highly political. And there are a lot of legalities, but from thyroid to estrogen, progesterone, testosterone. And I think in the balance, women suffer the most because we're programmed to have hormonal poverty at midlife. And we have so much stress. So yes. We talked a little bit about testosterone. How about estrogen? What, what would you like to offer everybody to understand about the role of estrogen? Speaker 3 (33:35): I'm not a big fan of estrogen. My mother was on Premarin before she died. Speaker 1 (33:39): But that's not estrogen , that's not human estrogen. Speaker 3 (33:44): It's horse estrogen. Speaker 1 (33:45): So you're, you're really not a fan of horse estrogen for human women. I am not either. Speaker 3 (33:51): Okay. A lot of these women that do use Premarin, they don't realize that they, they kill the colts after, after when they're born. 'cause These are pregnant mares urine that they use. I think if they knew that they wouldn't use Premarin, I would think that, I would hope that they wouldn't use it. But in any event, the, I like Estriol. Mm-Hmm. Speaker 1 (34:10): Speaker 3 (34:11): It, it's the weakest estrogen, but it's the only one that is not associated with cancer. Speaker 1 (34:15): Right. Speaker 3 (34:16): And it's the only one, the only estrogen effective for vaginal dryness. I don't have a problem with estriol. It's probably the estradiol a little bit leery. Speaker 1 (34:26): But that show that there's increased longevity when you use estradiol to get someone out of hormonal poverty into what I call hormonal prosperity to optimum levels that decreased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's, decreased risk of cardiac disease, decreased risk of osteoporosis, decreased risk, the list goes on and on. And also not an increased risk of breast cancer. Now this is talking about biologically identical estradiol, not horse estrogen. So what are your reservations about it? Speaker 3 (35:07): When you talk about conditions that women get, like fibroids and endometriosis and polycystic ov and cancer, the ovaries, they're all related to estrogen, Speaker 1 (35:16): But aren't they really all related to the fact that the estrogen isn't balanced by progesterone because they, all these conditions increase in the 40 year old age range. That's when progesterone starts going down. And Speaker 3 (35:27): You're absolutely right. , nowadays when doctors use progesterone, they're not protecting their patients because they're using oral progesterone and converts into allopregnanolone. 90% of it converts into allopregnanolone, which I think actually increase increases adrenaline, I think. But anyway, Speaker 1 (35:47): Well, I do use oral progesterone, particularly for people who have high anxiety and sleep difficulties. I find that the delivery is better, the transdermal, we use all kinds, but that's why I like testing Speaker 3 (36:02): . They try, try the five, try the 5% progesterone cream because like I said, it block, it blocks adrenaline and they'd be able to sleep better and, and it gets rid of anxiety within minutes. Yeah. Speaker 1 (36:14): You know? Yeah. I usually do custom dose preparations. But go ahead. Speaker 3 (36:17): You talk about hormones and doctors never think about using hormones in children. Speaker 1 (36:22): No. Speaker 3 (36:23): And but, and here I'm, I'm saying if you have a baby with colic, you should put some progestin cream in the very belly in five minutes it's gone. You don't have to stay up all night with a crying baby. But I think a lot of people would look as SC at that. But when women, when the fetus is in the womb as it gets exposed to incredibly high levels of progesterone, right. So you figure if a fetus can tolerate those kind of levels, why can't a baby tolerate a little bit of progesterone cream? Speaker 1 (36:50): They're also exposed to testosterone and estrogen and utero. And I think any pediatrician would severely object to putting testosterone or estradiol on a child. Speaker 3 (37:04): I'm not talk, I'm, I understand that. I'm not, I'm not recommending that. But I would recommend progesterone. Speaker 1 (37:10): You would, but I don't think majority of doctors really understand. Agree. They agree. They don't speak hormone. agree. They don't speak hormone. So they don't understand. Even when you say it, I get a little clench in my stomach, but then I let I think about it and I go, yeah, they're, what's wrong with that ? There's probably nothing wrong with it. Speaker 3 (37:30): No, the baby will like it. Yeah. . Speaker 1 (37:33): Right. But I do, like I said, I worry that, oh, Tylenol for a knee egg, Tylenol for a headache, progesterone for this. Progesterone for that. Why is that baby hyper adrenalized. What? Is there mold in the house that's causing the smoke alarm No. In its body to go off and and adrenaline to go off? Is it not getting nurturing parenting what's happening? Speaker 3 (37:56): I'm telling you that even though you disagree with this, which is okay, the baby has a lot of adrenaline he inherited from the mother or possibly the father. I'm just saying. Speaker 1 (38:05): Yeah. Speaker 3 (38:06): One of the parents had a lot of adrenaline. Yeah. Speaker 1 (38:09): Yeah. such an interesting topic. And I have, now I have to read your book because I love that you're highlighting this because I think that it is completely overlooked in my fellowship training. I've never heard anyone talk about it the way you do in such detail. And I, so I think it is, it's completely overlooked and it definitely needs to be addressed. And how to address it though, I would probably just lean towards trying some more causes. The majority of people have shallow breathing, which signals their body that they are in a stress state, they don't breathe properly. And that triggers adrenaline to be released. And so breath reeducation a huge part of what I'm a proponent of. And just from my own experience, even having those genetic SNPs with breathing practices can bring it down so that I'm not in that state. So I tend towards more of that. But anything you would like to add, and we'll definitely give everyone, all the places your books and where to find you online, . Speaker 3 (39:18): It's just that women have to learn how to become proactive when it comes to their health. They can't rely on a medical system that has no concern about their health except for you. , you're it. Speaker 1 (39:29): There's some of us. But say more about that. What's your experience? Because you don't hear a lot of doctors talk about that. I'm one who does. I talk about the, there's no worse medical gaslighting going on than against women, particularly women over 40. And we're told we don't have a problem. We don't need hormones. Estrogen is bad. We don't need testosterone. It's insane. To me, Speaker 3 (39:53): The book I wrote, the first one was The Miracle of Bio Hormones. And it literally brought thousands of patients to my office from all over the country and all over the world came in because of that book. And this was the same time that Suzanne Summers mm-hmm. Speaker 1 (40:07): Speaker 3 (40:07): Came out with her book. Right. Sexy Ways or, and now keep in mind that Suzanne Summers had breast cancer and she was seeing doctor up in San Santa Barbara who had her on eight milligrams a day of estradiol at a time that she still had her, she was still having periods. She put her on estrogen, estradiol, and as she came down with breast cancer and she went to Germany, got some injections of , whatever, missile toe injection, and came back, went right back to this doctor and put her right back on estrogen, by the way. And she started bleeding from the uterus and couldn't stop and had to, and had to have a hysterectomy. Now, in her book, she never blamed estrogen for either problem. And to me this was a a such a, I, I thought it was a, was not a good thing for women to be exposed to that kind of, Suzanne Summers a nice lady, but I think, Speaker 1 (41:01): I think that she didn't blame the, she was on egregiously high levels of estrogen. And maybe that's why she, because I know in her later books, she didn't recommend those protocols that she had been on before that were these egregiously high levels of estrogen. So I think she recognized the benefits and the need for estrogen and she more blamed the protocol she had been on. And like Maya Angelou says, when you know better, you do better. She just didn't know. And she was trusting the so-called expert she went to, and then she had those problems. But that was my understanding of it. Anyway. Speaker 3 (41:40): Yeah. Speaker 1 (41:41): Alright. It has been a pleasure to have you, Dr. Platt. And where can people tell them about all your books and where they can find you online and Speaker 3 (41:51): Yeah, they can give a lot of information. The website codes, platt wellness.com, P L A t, platt wellness.com. They can read reviews on the books on Amazon. Mm-Hmm. , and they could buy the books on Amazon, I think. Speaker 1 (42:06): Okay. Speaker 3 (42:07): And they'll know on the website that there are ways of getting in touch with me if they have question. Speaker 1 (42:12): Great. Awesome. Thank you so much for joining us today, and thank you all for listening to another episode of The Hormone Prescription with Dr. Kieran. I know you have learned something today that you can put into use to help yourself move, move towards the brilliant health that you deserve. Tell me what you thought, because I'm not usually this controversial when I do an interview , but we had some healthy discourse today and I'm wondering what you think and what you learned. So reach out to me on social media and give me a holler and I will see you again next week. Until then, peace, love, and hormones y'all. Speaker 2 (42:55): Thank you so much for listening. I know that incredible vitality occurs for women over 40 when we learn to speak hormone and balance these vital regulators to create the health and the life that we deserve. If you're enjoying this podcast, I'd love it if you give me a review and subscribe. It really does help this podcast out so much. You can visit the hormone prescription.com where we have some free gifts for you, and you can sign up to have a hormone evaluation with me on the podcast to gain clarity into your personal situation. Until next time, remember, take small steps each day to balance your hormones and watch the wonderful changes in your health that begin to unfold for you. Talk to you soon. ► Free Guide to Managing Adrenaline for optimal health by Dr. Michael Platt - CLICK HERE ► Feeling tired? Can't seem to lose weight, no matter how hard you try? It might be time to check your hormones. Most people don't even know that their hormones could be the culprit behind their problems. But at Her Hormone Club, we specialize in hormone testing and treatment. We can help you figure out what's going on with your hormones and get you back on track. We offer advanced hormone testing and treatment from Board Certified Practitioners, so you can feel confident that you're getting the best possible care. Plus, our convenient online consultation process makes it easy to get started. Try Her Hormone Club for 30 days and see how it can help you feel better than before. CLICK HERE. ► Do you feel exhausted, moody, and unable to do the things that used to bring you joy? It could be because of hormonal poverty! You can take our quiz now to find out if your hormone levels are at optimum level or not. Take this quiz and get ready to reclaim your life; say goodbye to fatigue and lack of energy for good. We want every woman to live her best life — free from any signs or symptoms of hormonal poverty, so they can relish their everyday moments with confidence and joy. Imagine having a strong immune system, vibrant skin, improved sleep quality… these are all possible when hormones are balanced! CLICK HERE now and take the #WWPHD Quiz to discover if you're in hormonal poverty — it only takes 2 minutes! Let's get started on optimizing your hormone health today.
We're going "full nerd" into the secret scene of renaissance fairs... and you thought carnivals were bad. Let's cover a rare condition that's more common than you think! Want to experience the greatest in board studying? Check out our interactive question bank podcast- the FIRST of its kind here: emboardbombs.com/interactive-question-bank/ Cite this podcast as: Briggs, Blake; Wosiski-Kuhn, Marlena 197. Adrenal Crisis...at the Renaissance Fair. October 23th, 2023. Accessed [date].
In this episode of the "Your Journey to Joy" podcast, host Moyra welcomes guest Deb Porter to share her inspiring story. Both Moyra and Deb have experienced being caregivers for loved ones, and Deb has learned valuable lessons from that experience. One of the key lessons she shares is the power of listening. Deb emphasizes the importance of truly hearing others and highlights how often the world falls short in this aspect. Tune in to discover more about Deb's journey and how listening can bring joy to our lives. Deb is an incredible human who is passionate about listening. She is all about cultivating healthy communication and relationships in business and life. You can find her on here site: https://www.hearingoutlifedrama.com/ [00:01:51] The power of listening. [00:04:20] Marriage dissolution after illness. [00:08:33] Losing connection and grieving. [00:12:58] HOLD - Holding space for listening. [00:15:07] Emptying emotional buckets. [00:18:29] Setting boundaries in conversations. [00:23:03] The act of listening. [00:26:09] Emotional intelligence and listening. [00:31:23] Caregiving and health impact. [00:33:20] Adrenal fatigue and stress. [00:36:51] Let's slow down a little bit. -------------------------------------------------- Grab your Mind, Body and Spirit Wellness guide here. Check out my journal today. Purchase your own Journey to Joy Journal . Book your Find your JOY discovery call here. Reach out to me @ email@example.com I offer my years of expertise and knowledge to help you find steps to a healthier life. Like, share and write a 5 star review on Podbean or Itunes. Instagram as https://www.instagram.com/greengorski/
Hormone testing is of utmost importance when it comes to women's health. It provides valuable insights into the functioning of the endocrine system and can help identify potential hormonal imbalances or deficiencies. In this week's episode, I delve into this topic that I believe is crucial for every woman in the second season of life - the season of menopause, and explore the importance of hormone testing and how it can empower us to make informed decisions about our health and well-being. As women, we often rely on our intuition, which is undoubtedly powerful. However, combining our intuition with concrete information can provide us with a more comprehensive understanding of our bodies. That's why I'm excited to share with you the major hormone test that I believe every woman needs to have. Whether you're in the midst of this journey or have already passed through it, testing can provide valuable insights into your hormonal balance and help you make informed decisions about your health. Discover why hormone testing is a game-changer and how it can guide you towards optimal well-being. Whether you're considering hormone replacement therapy, suspect adrenal or thyroid issues, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of your hormonal health, this episode is a must-listen! I'll break down the complexities of hormone testing and provide practical insights on how to integrate the results into your daily life. Key Takeaways: [00:00:03] Women's intuition and hormone testing. [00:05:10] Hormone imbalances in women. [00:06:48] Thyroid hormone testing is important. [00:09:03] Thyroid hormone function and ranges. [00:11:13] Thyroid function and antibodies. [00:14:09] Adrenal problems and stress response. [00:19:40] Importance of hormone testing. [00:17:00] Adrenal health and hormone balance. [00:21:11] Cortisol and adrenal function. [00:24:27] Hormone testing is cycle dependent. [00:26:09] Recovery hormones and muscle building. [00:27:01] Androgen-related hair loss. [00:30:33] Hormone imbalance and chin hairs. [00:33:23] Hormone testing and diagnostics. [00:37:21] Controlling your own health. [00:39:00] Testing and confirming hormone levels. [00:40:27] Joining the hormone reset group. Memorable Quotes "I was one of those people that I wanted to find a pill, a powder, bio hack, a mechanism to bypass having to do the hard work. And all those things will help, but they're not going to get you where you want to go. You have to protect the sleep. You have to do meditation. You have to do those things that help re-regulate your immune system." – Betty Murray "And I truly, truly believe that in order for us to feel empowered, we need to have all the data. And this test can be a way to look at if I am taking hormones, whatever hormones you're taking, how is my body packaging those after use to get rid of one? And because there are pathways that are more favorable and there are pathways that are less favorable. And so, at the end of the day, you want to know that." – Betty Murray Links Mentioned In This Episode Order Your Own Personal Tests Here: https://bit.ly/MenopauseMasteryLabStore Website Living Well Dallas Hormone Reset Betty Murray Socials Facebook Instagram
In this episode of the HealthQuestPodcast.com, naturopathic physician Dr. Kate Rhéaume, ND, shares valuable insights on stress management and the role of nutrition in supporting our overall well-being. Stress is a common experience for many of us, and understanding how to effectively manage it is crucial for our mental and physical health. In this podcast, we will explore some key takeaways from Dr. Kate's interview and discuss practical strategies for reducing stress in our daily lives. Understanding Stress: Dr. Kate explains that stress is any change in our environment, whether positive or negative. Our perception of stress plays a significant role in how it affects us. While short-term stress can be mitigated by stress hormones like adrenaline, long-term stress can lead to chronic health issues such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and increased risk of chronic diseases. The post 439 – Adrenal Support for Stress appeared first on Health Quest Podcast.
“The big rule of thumb is to do things that make you feel better.” - Dr. Izabella Wentz Adrenal dysfunction is a significant contributing factor to fibromyalgia, and over the years, we've never met someone with fibromyalgia who didn't also need to heal their adrenals. For Tami, supporting her adrenals and correcting her adrenal function resulted in her feeling much better. For today's episode, Tami is joined by Dr. Izabella Wentz, author of the new book Adrenal Transformation Protocol. Tami and Dr. Wentz discuss Dr. Wentz's experience with adrenal dysfunction, how she found solutions at different stages of her life, why it's essential to address both thyroid and adrenal health together, the interactive relationship between cortisol and thyroid hormones, the distinction between between adrenal fatigue and adrenal dysfunction, sources of stress that are often overlooked, dealing with medical gaslighting, the frustrating but common pattern of disrupted cortisol levels affecting sleep, how to regulate cortisol production and optimize your circadian rhythm, why we need natural light exposure where possible, Dr. Wentz's passion for empowering people to take charge of their health, the Adrenal Transformation Protocol, different ways you can send your body safety signals, making time to minimize stress triggers in daily life and add pleasurable activities, different patterns of adrenal dysfunction, when exercise is beneficial versus detrimental for individuals, strategies for building resilience, the value of positive affirmations and the need to address unresolved trauma, the impact of self-talk on inflammation and stress in the body, the cumulative power of small changes, Dr. Wentz's message for you, and more. Note: This episode is not meant to be medical advice. Every person and every situation is unique. The information you learn in this episode should be shared and discussed with your own healthcare providers. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. For daily doses of hope, inspiration, and practical advice, join Tami on Facebook or Instagram. Need a good book to read? Download Tami's books for free. Ready to take back control of your life and health? Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®.
Angela talks to Christa Biegler, an expert in helping women with burnout and adrenal function. They discuss the importance of thyroid health and its connection to adrenal and sex hormone function, with Christa sharing her own journey of experiencing skin outbreaks and gut issues, which led her to discover the impact of stress on her thyroid and adrenal function. The show also delves into the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, such as fatigue, hair loss, and cold intolerance, focussing on the significance of mineral balance, particularly potassium and sodium, in supporting optimal thyroid function KEY TAKEAWAYS Thyroid health is crucial for overall well-being and metabolism. Symptoms of thyroid issues include fatigue, hair loss, feeling cold, and sluggish motility. Adrenal function plays a significant role in thyroid health. When cortisol levels are elevated due to stress, it can lead to potassium depletion, which affects digestion, thyroid function, and energy levels. Fasting and under-nourishing the body can worsen adrenal and thyroid function. It is important to prioritise nourishing foods and avoid extreme fasting practices, especially if already depleted. Adding mineral-rich foods to the diet, such as potatoes with skin, avocados, and bananas, can help replenish potassium levels and support overall mineral balance. Lifestyle behaviours that promote balance and support adrenal, sex hormone, and thyroid function include avoiding excessive stress, getting adequate sleep, managing inflammation, and incorporating holistic practices like mindfulness and self-care. BEST MOMENTS "So many of our issues are just hung up in control of wanting to control every outcome, everything” "If you're fluctuating more than five pounds or two, two and a half kilos of body weight over a couple of days, that's inflammatory water weight that can be related to a bigger picture of inflammation." "I think there's a mineral issue. And also from an energetic perspective, sometimes it's indicative that you're holding onto things that you need to let go of the most." VALUABLE RESOURCES Join The High Performance Health Community Take My Biohacking Quiz and Get A Free Personalised Report - www.yourtotalhealthcheck.comBecome an Insider of The Female Biohacker Collective and have Angela as Your Health Coach in Your Pocket - www.femalebiohacker.comFree Fasting Guide - www.angelafosterperformance.com/fastingPodcast Shownotes - www.angelafosterperformance.com/podcasts To take advantage of our Biostack special offer go to https://biostacklabs.com/pages/angela To express your interest in the Biosyncing program go to angelafoster.me/biosyncing Christa Biegler - https://www.christabiegler.com/ ABOUT THE GUEST Christa Biegler is an award-winning dietitian nutritionist, host of the Less Stressed Life podcast, and author of The Eczema Relief Diet & Cookbook. She helps health-savvy women overcome food sensitivities and fatigue without restrictive dieting to beat bloat, burnout & eczema breakouts. She lives with her unicycling husband & kids in the Midwest. The Less Stressed Life Podcast & Nutrition mission is that everyone deserves a less stressed life without inflammation, food sensitivities and fatigue. ABOUT THE HOST Angela Foster is an award winning Nutritionist, Health & Performance Coach, Speaker and Host of the High Performance Health podcast. A former Corporate lawyer turned industry leader in biohacking and health optimisation for women, Angela has been featured in various media including Huff Post, Runners world, The Health Optimisation Summit, BrainTap, The Women's Biohacking Conference, Livestrong & Natural Health Magazine. Angela is the creator of BioSyncing®️ a blueprint for ambitious entrepreneurial women to biohack their health so they can 10X how they show up in their business and their family without burning out. Angela's BioSyncing®️ Blueprint is currently closed. Click here to get on the waitlist. She is also the founder of The Female Biohacker Collective - the health coaching membership in your pocket - with monthly live masterclasses, coaching calls and biohacking toolkits. To find out more and become a member, click here. The High Performance Health Podcast is a top rated global podcast. Each week, Angela brings you a new insight, biohack or high performance habit to help you unlock optimal health, longevity and higher performance. Hit the follow button to make sure you get notified each time Angela releases a new episode. CONTACT DETAILS Instagram Facebook LinkedInThis show was brought to you by Progressive Media
What if I told you that your thyroid and adrenal health not only are connected (not a news flash) but that your need to floss is also related? Got your attention? My guest is talking about a very important topic or topics for Flipping 50 members. Thyroid and adrenal health are both key to energy, motivation, metabolism. Need I say more? The Thyroid and Adrenal Health docuseries is also currently available and you can register right now while it's open. Register here: https://www.flippingfifty.com/docuseries If this topic is of interest to you or you suffer from either fatigue, low energy or feel like your metabolism is suffering this docuseries will be valuable. For over 35 years, Jonathan Landsman has been in the health and fitness industry and is the creator of NaturalHealth365.com – one of the most popular natural health websites in the world. NaturalHealth365 offers a free newsletter, podcasts and videos – which reveal the very best information in science and natural health solutions. My Guest: Throughout his career on the internet, Jonathan has created over 500 online programs with over 300 of the brightest minds in natural health and science. He is the creator of many best-selling online educational programs including the Stop Cancer and Fatty Liver Docu-Class. To learn more about all of Jonathan's programs, visit: NaturalHealth365Programs.com Questions We Answer in this Episode: 1. 3 Most overlooked threats to the thyroid gland 2. What are the best ways to fix these issues? 3. What is the most surprising truth about adrenal health? 4. How does our mindset alter thyroid and adrenal function? 5. Top 3 lifestyle tips to dramatically improve thyroid and adrenal function. Join the Docuseries: https://www.flippingfifty.com/docuseries Other Episodes You Might Like: My Thyroid and Adrenals: Navigating Midlife Hormones: https://www.flippingfifty.com/my-thyroid/ You, Iodine and Thyroid Health: https://www.flippingfifty.com/iodine-and-thyroid/ Adrenal Fatigue Talk with the Hip Hop Energy Doc, Tricia Pingel: https://www.flippingfifty.com/adrenal-fatigue-talk/
In this episode, Dr. Mistry and Donna Lee are joined by Dr. Rhett Long, an endocrine surgeon with UT Health Austin's Surgical Oncology Clinic. Dr. Long is one of the only Austin-area surgeons to specialize in the treatment of cancers and other diseases of the endocrine system, which regulates our bodies through hormones. This vital set of structures plays a major role in our overall health and wellbeing. While most surgical conditions of the endocrine system are non-cancerous and discovered by accident, they can still cause problems by compressing the vocal cords, esophagus, or other nearby structures. Compressive symptoms of thyroid disease may include a visible bulge in the neck, difficulty swallowing, and/or shortness of breath when lying down. Patients with such symptoms, or who struggle with unexplained fatigue, depression, or weight fluctuations should first consult an endocrinologist who can determine the cause and the course of treatment. Should you or someone you love need endocrine surgery, call Dr. Long at (512) 495-5717 or visit the Dell Medical School at UT Austin online today!Voted top Men's Health Podcast, Sex Therapy Podcast, and Prostate Cancer Podcast by FeedSpotDr. Mistry is a board-certified urologist and has been treating patients in the Austin and Greater Williamson County area since he started his private practice in 2007.We enjoy hearing from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll answer your question in an upcoming episode.Phone: (512) 238-0762Email: Armormenshealth@gmail.comWebsite: Armormenshealth.comOur Locations:Round Rock Office970 Hester's Crossing RoadSuite 101Round Rock, TX 78681South Austin Office6501 South CongressSuite 1-103Austin, TX 78745Lakeline Office12505 Hymeadow DriveSuite 2CAustin, TX 78750Dripping Springs Office170 Benney LaneSuite 202Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Clinically, I'm seeing more and more women diagnosed with Adrenal PCOS than just a few years previous. And understandably so; the last few years have been stressful! On this episode, I'm diving into Adrenal PCOS and your Androgen Hormones. We'll chat about: What Adrenal PCOS is What and where your adrenal glands are What Androgen Hormones are and why they are important The difference between DHEA and DHEAS Symptoms of low DHEAS and high DHEAS How to test DHEAS What to do if your DHEAS levels are high Other Androgen Hormones to look at if DHEAS comes back normal The impact of stress and cortisol on the adrenal glands What you need to know about cortisol testing What to do if you have an adrenal imbalance How adrenal glands impact blood sugar How to best support your adrenal glands What to do in times of increased stress There is so much you can do to get rid of your symptoms and feel your best! I'll share it all in today's show! --- Fullscript Supplement Dispensary
In today's eye-opening episode of The Hormone Prescription Podcast, our guest Dr. Izabella Wentz shares her invaluable insight and extensive knowledge on Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and the Adrenal Transformation Protocol. As a well-respected integrative pharmacist, Dr. Wentz has dedicated her career to helping midlife women find the root cause of their chronic health conditions. Through her protocol-based programs, she has empowered over 3,500 individuals to reclaim their health and wellbeing. Key Takeaways: - Learn about the causes and symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, a common yet often overlooked autoimmune condition - Discover how the Adrenal Transformation Protocol can reset your body's stress response through targeted safety signals - Find out how this four-week program has already helped thousands of individuals by improving their brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, sleep issues, and libido - Understand the importance of focusing on the root cause of chronic health issues, and why conventional treatments may fall short Dr. Wentz also talks about her latest book, "Adrenal Transformation Protocol", which delves deeper into the protocol she has developed to address the root causes of various health problems. With an impressive success rate of over 80%, the four-week program incorporates targeted safety signals to reset the body's stress response, bringing about significant improvements in symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, sleep issues, and libido. Dr. Wentz infuses this episode with her personal experiences and relatable stories, providing an engaging, informative, and inspiring listening experience. So tune in for a healthier, happier you! Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn from this leading expert. Listen to the full episode now! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and leave a review to help support the podcast. ► Get your FREE Thyroid Gifts from Dr. Izabella Wentz. Sign Up and Receive a Free Book Chapter, Thyroid Diet Quick Start Guide and Ten Nutrient Dense Thyroid-friendly Recipes! - CLICK HERE. ► Feeling tired? Can't seem to lose weight, no matter how hard you try? It might be time to check your hormones. Most people don't even know that their hormones could be the culprit behind their problems. But at Her Hormone Club, we specialize in hormone testing and treatment. We can help you figure out what's going on with your hormones and get you back on track. We offer advanced hormone testing and treatment from Board Certified Practitioners, so you can feel confident that you're getting the best possible care. Plus, our convenient online consultation process makes it easy to get started. Try Her Hormone Club for 30 days and see how it can help you feel better than before. CLICK HERE. ► Do you feel exhausted, moody, and unable to do the things that used to bring you joy? It could be because of hormonal poverty! You can take our quiz now to find out if your hormone levels are at optimum level or not. Take this quiz and get ready to reclaim your life; say goodbye to fatigue and lack of energy for good. We want every woman to live her best life — free from any signs or symptoms of hormonal poverty, so they can relish their everyday moments with confidence and joy. Imagine having a strong immune system, vibrant skin, improved sleep quality… these are all possible when hormones are balanced! CLICK HERE now and take the #WWPHD Quiz to discover if you're in hormonal poverty — it only takes 2 minutes! Let's get started on optimizing your hormone health today.
On this episode of the Rebel WhiteCoat Podcast, Dr. Chelsea aka "Dr. Green Queen" talks about all things genetics, diet, and lifestyle in relation to disease risk and mental health. Dr. Chelsea Green a forever young pharmacist and a preventative medicine and genetics health coach. She is the founder of Green Roots Optimized Wellness (GROW) where she works as a genetic genius helping her clients reach sustainable, optimal wellness results utilizing their unique genetic makeup. Dr. Green is passionate about preventative medicine and is re-writing her story after genetic factors were unveiled. Her goal is to help clients with physical pain, mental strains, and hormone irregularities achieve optimized wellness by uncovering the root causes of their illnesses with functional medicine lab testing. Highlights from this episode: what led Dr. Chelsea into the world of genetics diet & lifestyle tips if you are at higher risk of disease due to genetics or family history the underlying reason of why stress and cortisol management is so important connecting the role of nervous system regulation to stress the significance of using your genetic results to your advantage the importance of specific nutrients for mental health steps to take to come off if you want to come off medications how functional genetic testing is different than ancestry genetic testing IG: Dr.ChelseaGreen Personal FB: https://www.facebook.com/dr.chelsea.green/ Business FB: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRootsOptimizedWellness/ Group FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/geniusgeneticsforgrow LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/drchelseagreen Website: https://greenrootsoptimizedwellness.godaddysites.com/ All podcast guest inquires can be emailed to email@example.com
Let's talk about how to fix the adrenal body type. Your adrenals help adapt the body to stress—they have a lot to do with fight or flight. However, this system is meant to deal with short-term physical stress, not the chronic mental stress many people undergo now. Trauma, chronic stress, or even surgery can lead to adrenal dysfunction. Adrenal dysfunction is also known as adrenal fatigue, adrenal burnout, or adrenal stress. Top symptoms of adrenal fatigue or the adrenal body type: • Low-stress tolerance • Overthinking (especially at night) • High blood sugar • High cholesterol • Fat in the liver and visceral organs • Gastritis • High blood pressure • High pulse rate • Asthma • Inflammation • Calcium deficiency • Potassium deficiency • Sodium deficiency • Vitamin D deficiency • Memory loss • Brain fog • Getting out of breath while climbing stairs • Salt cravings The best nutrients for adrenal burnout: • Vitamin C (sauerkraut, bell peppers, leafy green vegetables, lemons, limes, and berries) • Potassium (large salads) • Sodium (sea salt) • Vitamin B1 (unfortified nutritional yeast) How to fix adrenal fatigue: 1. Decrease stress 2. Get on the keto diet with higher amounts of high-quality protein and nutrients that are good for adrenal fatigue 3. Exercise (high-intensity exercise and long walks) 4. Take adaptogens (ashwagandha) DATA: https://www.researchgate.net https://www.ahajournals.org https://www.endocrine-abstracts.org https://jamanetwork.com
Welcome back to Designing the Best YOU! In today's episode, we talk about how important nervous system regulation is for our gut health! Tune in for: Letting anger out and the connection to the liver Adrenal insufficiency and fears - energetics and emotions Tons of info on hair tissue testing and why minerals are so important to our health Find Barbara on Instagram HERE Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Tired of ALL the things you have tried? It's time to book a call with Vennessa and stop the cycle of trial and error with your health! https://meetings.hubspot.com/vennessamcconkey/free-discovery-call Life is already hard, but living with dis-ease doesn't have to be! For extra support and information! FACEBOOK GROUP INSTAGRAM PAGEYOUTUBE CHANNEL WEBSITE
Get ready for an enlightening conversation as I welcome Dr. Izabella Wentz, renowned Thyroid Pharmacist and an accomplished author, to New Frontiers. We'll talk about her new book and dive into the often underappreciated and enigmatic connection between adrenal dysfunction and hypothyroidism, and how extreme stress can accelerate aging and impact immunity. Dr. Wentz provides invaluable insights into her personally crafted transformation techniques that can pave the way for enhanced mental and physical well-being, spanning dietary adjustments, lifestyle modifications, targeted supplementation, circadian rhythm optimization, and the power of a resilient mindset. We also chat about the pivotal role of community support in effectively managing adrenal imbalances. Whether you're an experienced practitioner or someone navigating your own health journey, this conversation promises to be both riveting and profoundly enlightening. So, let's dive right in!~DrKF
Symptoms like persistent fatigue, mood swings, sleep irregularities, and even digestive troubles are what we can define as adrenal fatigue… sound familiar? Adrenal fatigue is a term that's gained momentum in the functional medicine space, but what does it really mean for our day-to-day existence? At the core of our body's stress response lies the adrenal glands. When persistently taxed, they can lead to what's popularly termed 'adrenal fatigue', impacting everything from our energy levels to our mood, hormones and even our metabolism. Today we are talking about how everyday challenges, from work stressors to personal upheavals, can drain us, pushing our adrenals to continuously pump out stress hormones. Over time, this consistent demand can wear them out, leading to a hormonal imbalance that affects every aspect of our health and life. But here's the silver lining: there are natural paths to rebalancing our hormones and rejuvenating our adrenals. Tune in to this episode, where I dive deeper into the mysteries of adrenal fatigue, uncover its effects on our daily routines, and explore what you can do TODAY to begin mending your overworked adrenal glands. In this episode, you will discover…
Hormone imabalances? Estrogen dominance? Heavy periods? Poor gut health? Adrenal fatigue? Holy-moly, we're covering it ALL today on the podcast in one concise, super-informative conversation!! If you're peri-menopausal, post-menopausal or simply suspecting that “something is up” and you're not getting very good answers - stop everything and listen to this episode. Dr. Tabatha Barber joins me on the show today, and she is the powerhouse behind the Gutsy Gynecologist podcast. Dr. Barber, a triple board-certified gynecologist and functional medicine expert, is working to bridge the gap between traditional gynecology and functional medicine, helping women uncover the real reasons behind their symptoms. In this episode, get ready to: Discover the shocking link between your gut health and the health of your ovaries and uterus Learn two game-changing lifestyle tweaks tailored for women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Find out the not-so-helpful advice that you might be hearing from your doctor Turn up the volume and grab a notepad, because this conversation is packed with insights that might have you hitting that replay button! Defintely share-worthy, too!! More Resources & Links Learn more about Dr. Tabatha here: https://drtabatha.com/ Listen to the Gutsy Gynecologist show here: https://thegutsygynecologistshow.buzzsprout.com/ Follow Dr. Tabatha on IG here: https://www.instagram.com/thegutsygynecologist Need help getting started! Get Megan's FREE 5-Day Jumpstart Tips guide! FREE! - Download my free report on the Three Eating Dangers to Avoid to Reset Your Eating Habits Follow Megan on Instagram
Welcome to the latest episode of the Hormone Prescription Podcast, where we have the pleasure of hosting Dr. Ameet Aggarwal, a renowned naturopathic doctor and a global authority in holistic medicine. As one of the top 43 naturopathic doctors worldwide, Dr. Ameet has transformed the lives of thousands of people by helping them find relief from trauma, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease. In this insightful conversation, Dr. Ameet reveals his secrets to healing both the mind and body for faster, long-lasting relief from burnout, anxiety, depression, chronic disease, and trauma - truly enlightening for any midlife woman seeking to improve her mental and physical health. Episode Highlights: - Holistic Medicine: Dr. Ameet shares his experience in combining holistic medicine, psychotherapy, homeopathy, and emotional healing for optimal overall health. - Healing from Burnout: Discover practical tips and insights on how to recognize and address burnout in your daily life, and find the balance necessary for improved mental and physical wellbeing. - Resources: Learn about Dr. Ameet's free holistic medicine online course and his highly informative books, all available on his website (www.drameet.com) for those wanting to dive deeper into the world of holistic healing. This episode is an absolute must-listen for midlife women eager to dive deeper into the world of holistic healing and take actionable steps to improve their mental and physical health. Dr. Ameet's approach to wellbeing is a powerful force for healing and empowerment – don't miss out! Speaker 1 (00:00): Healing has an aspect of letting go of the perceived self so that the true self can emerge. Dr. Ameet Aggarwal. Stay tuned and find out how to heal and access your true self so you can live your best life. Speaker 2 (00:16): So the big question is, how do women over 40 like us, keep weight off, have great energy, balance our hormones and our moods, feel sexy and confident, and master midlife. If you're like most of us, you are not getting the answers you need and remain confused and pretty hopeless to ever feel like yourself Again. As an OB G Y N I had to discover for myself the truth about what creates a rock solid metabolism, lasting weight loss, and supercharged energy after 40, in order to lose a hundred pounds and fix my fatigue, now I'm on a mission. This podcast is designed to share the natural tools you need for impactful results and to give you clarity on the answers to your midlife metabolism challenges. Join me for tangible, natural strategies to crush the hormone imbalances you are facing and help you get unstuck from the sidelines of life. My name is Dr. Kieran Dunston. Welcome to the Hormone Prescription Podcast. Speaker 1 (01:10): Hi everybody. Welcome back to another episode of The Hormone Prescription with Dr. Kyrin. I hope you're having a great day. Thank you so much for joining me today as we dive in with Dr. Ameet Aggarwal on how to heal 360 degrees. Not only your physical health, but your mental and emotional health, your nervous system. You're gonna love this doctor as much as I do because he really takes a holistic view of healing. A lot of doctors say that they do, but when you get down to it, they don't. And he really does. He gets it. He shares his journey from growing up, basically being beaten by adults as a child, and how that was really normalized in his culture. So he didn't think that that was a part of his health and healing journey. But after becoming a naturopath, his journey unfolded to show him that there's so much more to healing than just the physical aspects like hormones and gut health and all the things that we talk about mitochondrial health. Speaker 1 (02:14): And that's been part of my journey too, which I share a little bit of in this episode as well. So if you're missing these components, and if you're thinking, oh, that's not me. I didn't have trauma, I wasn't beaten. Really about 90% of us are affected by trauma in forms of relational trauma where our needs aren't met for nurturing care and support as children. And that affects our health and it directly impacts our hormones, particularly our cortisol, which, you know, I call her queen cortisol. So when the queen's not happy, she takes everything down right off with their heads. That's a mean queen. And you want a happy queen cortisol so that she supports you in feeling great, being physically healthy and living your best life so that you can have hormonal prosperity and do all the things that that allows you to access, like traveling the world or having a new career or hobby or improving your relationships. Speaker 1 (03:15): And that's what makes life fulfilling and worth living. He also talks about this quote I shared in the teaser. What is this idea of letting go of your perceived self so that your true self can emerge? If that's quizzical to you, you're gonna wanna stay tuned and so much more. So I'll tell you a little bit about him and then we'll get started. He's voted one of the top 43 naturopathic doctors worldwide and he's helped thousands of people around the world heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease by combining holistic medicine, psychotherapy, homeopathy, and emotional healing. So if you want faster relief from burnout, anxiety, depression, chronic disease and trauma, by healing your mind and body together and listening to his journey and his teachings, I think you're going to find it very valuable. Please help me welcome Dr. Ameet to the show. Speaker 3 (04:07): Thank you, Kyrin. Really excited to dive into looking at how liver trauma, gut health, homeopathy, family constellations, and all these energetic therapies can balance our hormones and improve overall mental and physical wellbeing. Speaker 1 (04:22): Yes, so important. And as a physician coming from a traditional medical background, I came at these topics kind of in a different way than some other people maybe, where it was all about the physical and it was all biomechanics and physiology and it was a very newtonian view of the body, right? Medications and surgery. And you know, it's funny, I, I grew up with this very holistic mother in New York City and she used to give my sister and me golden seal and echinacea when we were sick and make us sweat out fevers. And none of our friends did that. So we thought she was weird and crazy. And then I went off to medical school 'cause I knew I wanted to work with women, helping them to heal. And I looked around and I said, well, what's the biggest toolbox I can get to help women? Speaker 1 (05:13): And I said, well, I'll get my medical doctorate. That's the biggest toolbox. But it wasn't only until my health faltered in the forties and that solution provided no answers, that I really started becoming disillusioned and saying, wow, do I, we really know anything about healing women or people in medicine because all the women at midlife were having the same problems and just circling the drain. Like I was at 243 pounds with myriad health problems. And then I found functional medicine, which really did help me heal a lot of my physical fatality, lose the weight, get off the prescription medications, and addressed a lot of that. And I thought I had found all the answers, but oh no, wait, there's more . Right? And then that brought me to the emotional healing, the energy healing, the energy work. And I find that's the missing piece for a lot of people. And they're not necessarily used to hearing about that from a traditional doctor. So what I love about what you do is that you bring all of that right up front and say, Hey, you wanna heal. These are all the things that you need to look at. How did you come to have such a global, balanced, deep approach to healing and health? Speaker 3 (06:34): Well, the thing is, a lot of women make a mistake of only taking hormonal remedies for their hormones. Or even if they're taking natural remedies, they take natural remedies to control symptoms, right? Whether they can kamyl to relax or only GABA for anxiety or agne castus or some D I m or I three C to balance hormones and they're missing the root cause. So in my journey for health suffering from anxiety, depression, skin issues, gut health issues, the whole thing, as well as a lot of childhood trauma, and I'll talk about how to heal childhood trauma with family constellations, E M D R and homeopathy. But through my journey, I realized there's, we have five pillars of health, right? And most women need to know this because when we heal, the five pillars of health, anxiety, depression, hormones, weight, skin issues, arthritis, all these start getting better. Speaker 3 (07:26): These five pillars are gut health, which many people are familiar with, right? And then there's liver health, liver detox. Most people ignore the liver and the liver's, the master control of hormones, not the ovaries or not the testes, right? The liver is the major metabolizer of hormones and also affects your gut health. And I'm gonna show how everything is interconnected. So when you start healing your liver in using some of the best remedies I wanna mention today, then everything will come more into balance and you'll need less supplements over time. Then the other pillar is your adrenal system, right? Adrenal glands make adrenaline, cortisol, they balance your hormones, they help with hormone conversions, and they also manage your fight, flight or freeze response in response to trauma. Okay? And help you survive trauma. And they also respond to chronic inflammation. So they burn out very fast if somebody is excessively traumatized, overly stressed or overly inflamed. Speaker 3 (08:21): And I'm gonna teach you how to basically heal inflammation, heal your gut, detoxify your liver release trauma as well, so your adrenal glands are stronger and therefore you have more hormonal balance. Then another pillar is healing emotional trauma and lifestyle issues. These are the simple traumas from childhood, whether it's physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse or abandonment or small traumas. You know, mom disappearing for a while or mom and dad arguing or just being left alone too long at boarding school or a normal school. There's multiple little teas that go out. Go on out there, right? Our nervous system is affected by the nervous system of our caregivers, right? Energetically, we don't realize that it's not only the traumas that happen to us, but the nervous system of our caregivers modulates or regulates our own nervous system. And that's very important to look at. Then the fifth pillar I love talking about in healing with clients and also the retreats we do here in Africa and in Europe is healing ancestral trauma using family constellations therapy, right? Speaker 3 (09:18): So looking at has there been miscarriages and abortions in the family, secret lovers, murders, abandonments traumas to your grandparents, great-grandparents. 'cause We basically inherit these traumas from our ancestors and from our parents. And if we don't include miscarriages and abortions, then these basically missing children get manifested or represented by us, the siblings, the surviving siblings and children in symptoms such as O C D, anxiety, depression, and physical symptoms as well. Okay. So let's start with the basics. Let's talk about how to heal all these pillars and how everything is interconnected with hormones, mental health, physical health, and chronic disease. Right? Speaker 1 (09:59): Well, before we do that, I do wanna do that, but how did you get, personally, I wanna know personally, how did you get all this understanding? I just, it's rare that I find somebody who has this breadth and depth of understanding. So in your journey, can you just share with everyone what the unfolding was? I think it helps them Okay. To really understand. Yeah. . Speaker 3 (10:25): Okay. So I grew up in boarding school and felt quite abandoned. And then I grew up in local schools as well where we were beaten normal. That beating was normal. So to be hit by a cane for, I don't know, being late for school or getting your thumbs wrong or just 'cause the teacher was not in a good mood. And so I got picked on a lot by teachers. So I grew up with a lot of insecurity and then boarding school didn't help feeling really let down by my parents. So not trusting anymore in my, in a consistent caregiver caregiving presence. Like I love my parents to bits of course, but something altered in my nervous system based on the abandonment. And people have to recognize that there's a subtle alteration that goes on when you're a child and something happens. Okay? It doesn't have to be a major trauma. Speaker 3 (11:09): And of course you grew up eating junk food, right? Coca-Cola burgers, whatever it may be. So, you know, I typically had the gut issues, a bit of gas, bloating, diarrhea, inconsistent stool, acne, fatigue, anxiety, depression, you name it. And during university I did a lot of drugs. You know, every single drug you can think about under the sun, , literally. And so I did my work through life and then came across naturopathic medicine. And in naturopathic medicine, that's where I came across the importance of diet, first of all. And then healing the gut with probiotics, vitamin D glutamine, and other supplements I talk about in my online course, which we'll share later. By healing the gut, I realized inflammation was reducing my body. And because basically when you have a leaky gut or a healthy gut, toxins leak into the bloodstream and cause inflammation everywhere in the body leading to asthma, eczema, arthritis, hormonal imbalances, skin issues, et cetera. Speaker 3 (12:08): And then through my journey, I also started studying gestalt psychotherapy and trauma therapies. So I went through a lot of healing for childhood traumas, right? And low self-esteem issues, mental issues that were affecting my mood and my personality. I thought it was just my personality to be fearful or anxious and uncertain about myself. And then it came up that these were caused by the way I was brought up, the things that happened to me, the way I adjusted myself based on the threat during childhood. And when I healed these wounds and felt contact and love and communication from a therapist, from the group therapies that I went to, my confidence grew, my emotional resilience grew. I burnt out less. I was much more powerful in my school environment. So in naturopathic college, I burnt out less. I was a higher performer because I had released entanglements and wounds that were using up my energy and exhausted my adrenal system, right? Speaker 3 (13:06): So I found the importance, I saw the importance of healing emotional wounds using therapy. And I also started healing emotional wounds using homeopathy. And we'll talk about ho homeopathy and energetic medicine can release childhood trauma and also heal your mood much faster than using psychotherapy alone. All right? See what happens when you're traumatized as a child, these traumas stay in your nervous system and your nervous system is stuck in a fight, flight or freeze response based on these experiences. And then as an adult, when you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, your adrenal glands and your nervous system again going to fight, flight or freeze. Additionally though, these old wounds from childhood are also triggered, right? So you go into more fight, flight or freeze, these get re-triggered. So your nervous system is in, is basically is exhausted and overwhelmed from a combination of childhood stress and adult stress. Speaker 3 (13:59): And most people walk around, you know, thinking they're over a childhood trauma, but their body keeps the score, which is the title of a famous book out there. The body stays with this trauma and then everyday stress retriggers that trauma and that exhausts your adrenal glands. And when your adrenal glands are exhausted, you're going into cortisol imbalance, right? 'cause Your adrenal glands produce cortisol in a nice rhythm. When you have a cortisol imbalance that throws off your conversion of your conversion of basically basic hormone molecules into estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. So right away you go into hormonal imbalances. When you have hormonal imbalances and, and also cortisol imbalances. So your feel good neurotransmitters, your brain chemicals start dropping that serotonin, dopamine, gaba, melatonin, all these start going down. And then you have more anxiety, depression, insomnia, O C D symptoms as well. And chronic fatigue and burnout and a sense of overwhelm from any new things that you need to do in life. Speaker 3 (14:58): So you get stuck in routines and you're afraid of trying new things because your body's looking for safety and consistency. It's not necessarily your personality. It's literally burnout and cortisol excess and the inability to make new brain connections, nerve connections in your brain. So that ability is known as neuroplasticity. And basically the ability for to have neuroplasticity diminishes as we become more inflamed from leaky gut and more cortisol imbalanced from a combination of leaky gut inflammation as well as chronic stress throwing o off our cortisol levels. And so combining psychotherapy and naturopathic medicine showed me the importance of healing the body and the mind. And then healing the liver is something I just came across, or I don't know, it downloaded into my conscience the importance of liver health. Not many people were talking about healing the liver. And I discovered, I mean it's, it's already there in traditional Chinese medicine that livers the master organ controls hormones, produces beautiful bile. Speaker 3 (15:59): Yeah, bile juice for digestion and also helps move your bowels. So people who are constipated often have a bile, lack of bile flow. And they're taking laxatives, they're taking magnesium, taking stool softeners, but they're not healing their liver. That's a big mistake. But when you heal your liver, then more bile flows and bile is a lubricant for your stool. And bile improves peristalsis, the motility of our intestines, which also helps with bowel movements. And also bile is, it helps with digestion. So if you have low bile flow, you'll get more gas, bloating, constipation, heartburn as well because bile affects the way your stomach produces acid or your liver affects the way your stomach produces acid. Then the other thing is when your liver is stagnant, because your liver controls hormones when your liver is stagnant, right? Right. With too many toxins, too much alcohol. Too much pesticides. Speaker 3 (16:47): Too much inflammation as well from leaky gut or even the birth control pill, too much coffee, sugar, et cetera. And then we go into hormonal imbalance. So you'll get breast tenderness. Yeah. maybe some fibrocystic breasts or nodules, ovarian cysts, endometriosis. Right. Clotting and cramping during menses. All these P M s symptoms, you can see yeah. Are due to usually low progesterone levels and high estrogen levels, which comes from liver stagnation. And then the gas and the loading are also because of poor flow. So you can see, and the mood swings are, because usually a low progesterone means that gaba the anti-anxiety neurotransmitter doesn't work so well in the brain. Okay. this is a mouthful, but there's free videos on my website that'll walk you through healing the gut liver adrenals and emotional healing. And you can watch those at your own time. So basically when the, you can see how your p m S symptoms come with basically female issues like cramping, clotting, breast tenderness, as well as digestive issues like the gas floating constipation or diarrhea, as well as mood issues, anxiety, insomnia, and depression, maybe irritability. Right. And in Chinese medicine, irritability is connected to stagnant liver as well. Right. So if your liver is very stagnant, you're gonna get angry, easily aggressive. And that's the excessive . You Speaker 1 (18:09): It's so true. And that's actually a part of my story. So I did all that functional medicine work, but I would, I was so angry for no reason, like over out of proportion to the situation. And I didn't realize one, it had to do with liver, but my acupuncturist taught me about that. And then also that the power of, now, I can't think of his name right now. Ecker Speaker 3 (18:32): Toll. Speaker 1 (18:32): Ecker Tolle, he says, you know, the anger is in you and it, and it's that stored emotion from childhood trauma. And so, and I, I wanna talk about liver and all these other things, the physical things. But I, like I said, what's so unique that you offer is talking about all these other things. And so I find that the women I work with, they don't think they're traumatized. And that was me. Right. I knew my family was, we used to say, let's put the fun back in dysfunctional. You know, we had a dysfunctional family and we would laugh about it, but I didn't know until I knew when I got older. And I actually saw this post by Patrick Han, who's a wonderful therapist who helps people with childhood trauma online. And he had this post actually today, how bad it was won't hit home until you hear a safe person's reaction to your story. Speaker 1 (19:27): And it was only through the work working with a compassionate therapist who heard the things that I told her. And she was appalled. And until I understood really what healthy relating should have looked like from a parent to a child and then really started unpacking this anger. So what do you say to people who think, well I had the typical upbringing for my community and Sure. You know, I didn't get em emotional nourishment and spiritual nourishment and all these things, but it was just normal to really get, no, this is you, this is pretty much, I think it's estimated 97% of us have this. How do you help people to really get that and not dismiss it and say, I don't need that. Speaker 3 (20:09): Good question. So at the retreats we run, I encourage people to actually express anger and get in touch with that rage and anger that's inside of them. Mm-Hmm. anger is healthy, you know, healthy aggression because it establishes boundaries. It gets our needs met. Like we can say, you know, like, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you. Hit a pillow and everything and feel that, feel that rage and like boundary coming up inside of you without the shame and guilt. 'cause A lot of people are so scared of feeling anger because it basically, they equate it to being abandoned or put down or, or shut down by their parents or excluded by their family members. So we swallow the anger and we we're not even aware that we have it. But if you're looking for an optimal life, optimal health confidence, then it's good that you get in touch with and be comfortable with a whole spectrum of your emotions. Speaker 3 (20:58): And that's what we encourage people to do, is really feel the whole spectrum in a safe environment with positive feedback around it. I'm not asking you to beat people up and become a violent person. That's very different. Violence. Yeah. Is not necessarily anger or equates to anger or healthy aggression. Okay. That's out of control. But in a way to create limits for yourself and communicate with people in a non apologetic way. Right. And I think you can feel the energy coming from me. Mm-Hmm. is your business. That's what I do with people at the retreats. And then in the course that I teach in the online course that's available for everyone. We also recommend homeopathic remedies to help release stored anger. No. Vomit is a great homeopathic remedy that basically helps people who are overly aggressive or stuck, have stuck anger. And also who have liver issues, maybe chronic constipation, heartburn, nausea, right? Speaker 3 (21:53): Mm-Hmm. . And so when you use homeopathy or when I use homeopathy on a person, then the healing goes much deeper because it heals the emotions as well as the physical body together and the mind. And also we'll talk about how certain remedies I'll teach you which ones can also heal childhood trauma. So instead of relying on therapy and therapy and therapy, which is great as well, a remedy can take therapy much faster. How do I say? It can help therapy work much faster and deeper. Okay. So that's, I basically get people to normalize their, Speaker 1 (22:28): I'm sorry to interrupt, but, so basically you're saying you give them an experiential, an experience of getting in touch with that anger for them to know that it's Speaker 3 (22:39): There's there Yes, exactly. Okay. Yes. Yeah. But we don't force it or put ideas into people's head that they should be angry or there's anger where there's none. Right. It's really about creating safety and acknowledgement and you know, getting them to feel somatically, what really exists. 'cause When you feel it in your body, you know it's true. That's the important thing. 'cause When you start expressing from your body, then a lot of deeper healing takes place. Which is very different from just expressing from your mind. Mm-Hmm. the idea of these therapies that we do. So I combine gestalt therapy, family constellations, E M D R, somatic experiencing. Mm-Hmm. is that you really embody your emotions. So my next retreat is called embodied self love. Really? So you embody and feel, you know your needs and your aggression and your shame and your vulnerabilities. Yeah. In a very safe, supportive manner so that you come out alive and thrive as a true human being. Speaker 1 (23:39): Mm-Hmm. . Oh that's wonderful. Speaker 3 (23:42): Yeah. Speaker 1 (23:43): Yeah. Okay. So now I interrupted you back talking about liver and the vial and all the things. So pick up where you'd like to take that. Speaker 3 (23:50): So the liver's, the mastro organ, right? Let's look at your intestines. First of all, your intestines are like a tube. A nice lining. Kept healthy by good bacteria and good food over time with antibiotic use of poor diet. Inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, et cetera. The lining gets damaged, the good bacteria get killed off and the lining gets damaged. Then toxins leak into the bloodstream. Cause inflammation everywhere, leading cause for asthma, eczema, arthritis, a lot of chronic health issues as well as hormonal imbalance. The good bacteria in your gut are responsible for producing neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine and gaba. And so when these good bacteria get killed off, then your neurotransmitter production goes down and therefore then you get more mental health symptoms, more anxiety and depression. Now all this inflammation goes to the liver and inflammation also creates toxins. And the toxins have to be processed by your liver. Speaker 3 (24:37): Your liver's also inundated with pesticides on a daily basis. You know, environmental toxins, maybe alcohol to my sugar. And also it provi, it basically does over 500 functions from cholesterol metabolism, hormone balancing, blood sugar storage, iron storage, B vitamin storage. All these things are happening. Your liver. So your liver gets slammed with toxins, slammed with inflammation. And also stress goes and contracts your liver through the vagus nerve. I don't talk about that. So all these things lead to liver stagnation or liver cheese stagnation as we call in Chinese medicine. The liver stops working so well produces less bile, which cause the gas, bloating, constipation, et cetera we talked about. And also, when you produce less bile, your microbiome, your gut health becomes unhealthy again because bile is important to kill off the bad bacteria. And it also breaks down fatty acids, which are important to basically feed the good bacteria. Speaker 3 (25:31): So your bile is not digesting fats too well either. And you're not absorbing nutrients either. So you're going to nutrient depletion on healthy microbiome, which is leading to more leaky gut, more chronic inflammation. It's a vicious cycle. Hormonal imbalance as well. And a whole myriad of like blood sugar storage issues, fatty liver disease, cholesterol metabolism issues, progesterone deficiencies. And also propensity towards certain types of cancer. Because remember the hormones are not being metabolized properly now. And so of course we need to heal the liver. And so how do we do that? First is remove inflammatory foods, whether it's gluten or dairy, right? Do the gut healing protocols in my course or with another naturopathic doctor. Okay. Whether it's probiotics, vitamin D or other amino acids. Remove it and like I said, remove the inflammatory foods and then heal the liver with, I use bitter foods. Speaker 3 (26:23): It could be, you know, rocket or aula. It could be bitter Gord, it could be dandelion root. You know, I love using herbs such as milk thistle, dandelion, other herbs that are in the course as well. Cruciferous vegetables are excellent. So that's your cabbage. Brussels sprouts, broccoli, those are great in phase two detoxification. And antioxidants are super important 'cause your liver's detoxifying on a regular basis. So it's inundated with oxidative damage. So you need the antioxidants could be glutathione, it could be vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E. All these things will help optimize liver function. Yeah. Organic berries are high in antioxidants. They will help with liver function. And so when you heal your liver, bile starts flowing properly, your gut starts healing. So inflammation reduces hormones come more into balance, your skin clears, weight reduces significantly. Weight gain is often due to of course water retention cholesterol metabolism, sugar metabolism. And very connected to liver metabolism. A lot of people struggling to lose weight have a liver stagnation issue, Speaker 1 (27:29): Right? I know a lot of people right now are listening and they're getting overwhelmed 'cause they're like, oh my gosh, all this. And you want me to look at my anger and my trauma , it's, you're probably feeling a little overwhelmed. So you mentioned starting with diet, which I totally agree that's the number one place to start. And if I know we're gonna give resources, you've got a book, you've got courses, you've got a retreat coming up. But if someone is thinking what is, what's maybe, what are the 1, 2, 3 top things that I might start working with to start healing? What would those things be? Speaker 3 (28:10): So it's about healing the gut and the liver and the emotions. Those are the top three. Literally removing the time. Speaker 1 (28:18): Sims said, you say it so easy. It's probably, those are the hardest things I find just even in my health journey. I always say health is a journey, not a destination. Navigating that gut liver journey, navigating that emotional healing journey, navigating all these things there, it's a continual unpacking and kind of course correcting process. So what things could they start implementing maybe today that they could do? Speaker 3 (28:46): Like I said, removing the inflammatory foods is a great start. You know, look at what foods you're sensitive to. Mm-Hmm. , including more bitter foods in your diet. Right? And more, more cruciferous vegetables as well. If you're not sensitive to them, that's a great start, right? Avoiding excessive, excessive sugar, excessive coffee, excessive gluten, dairy. All those things are great starts. And then mm-hmm. , there's a free video I have as well on, on these resources that are mentioning on the site where it'll help you release certain stuck emotions, right? So become comfortable with your emotions. And the exercise goes like, I'll walk you through it very briefly. Just you can put one hand on your forehead, one hand behind your head just to reset your nervous system or settle it down. And you can say to yourself, take a deep breath in and out first for a couple of moments. You might be feeling anxious, you might be feeling overwhelmed. And don't fight it. Just say to yourself, it's safe for me to be overwhelmed from time to time. Use the words from time to time or once in a while, very purposefully. Then you can say, it's safe for me to let go of some of this information from time to time. Speaker 3 (29:52): I don't need to understand everything right away once in a while. So you're really given permission for your body to relax in your mind, to open up. It's safe for me to reconnect with myself once in a while, or let go of pressure from other people from time to time. Yeah. You can notice how at the end of the sentence, of using the words once in a while and from time to time, that's those endings are very important because it gives your nervous system the permission really to let go of the pressure and also to feel the emotions it doesn't wanna feel or you think you shouldn't feel. Yeah. And then you become more and more comfortable with your nervous system because emotions are natural responses to, to your stimuli, right? Whether you're feeling anxious, angry, disappointed, incapable, these are valuable senses that you're getting that tell you something about what you're facing right now. Speaker 3 (30:54): So it's safe to feel though once in a while, that starts the journey of self-love. Or you're not fighting yourself in your emotions and stigmatizing yourself anymore. And from that point, I find that when people continue to do the other exercises in the course, they get much better results because they've made peace with their own internal spectrum of emotions. So healing the gut, avoiding inflammatory foods, you know, more bitter foods, more drinking water of course, and becoming comfortable with your own emotions, I would say. Mm-Hmm. is one of the best starts you can do. And deep breathing. So when you breathe deep, yeah. Mm-Hmm. like five deep breaths, maybe five times a day your diaphragm begins to massage your liver. One. Right? A lot of people have liver stagnation because they're shallow breathing. So the diaphragm is not massaging the lymphatics and detoxifying your liver. Speaker 3 (31:43): Very important movement is very important for detoxification. When you deep breathe as well, what happens is you reset your vagus nerve, this big beautiful nerve, a parasympathetic nerve that controls your breathing, your digestion, your liver, your heart rate, right? Even produces chemicals that affect your gut microbiome. And so when you do deep breathing, you regulate your vagus nerve and you calm down, you'll reset your parasympathetic state basically. And when you do that, then your liver functions better, your digestion, your motility improves. Okay? And your mind calms down. You come out of fight, flight, or freeze response. So it's a very positive feedback cycle when you do these active breathing exercises and active care for yourself. So when you practice self-care, yes, even in small amounts, your body gets used to it and it becomes less difficult because it becomes more familiar territory. Our difficulty with making changes is because of the lack of familiarity. Speaker 3 (32:39): Remember I said in the beginning, when we're burnt out and stressed out, we need familiar things, comfort zones, whether even if it's harmful to our health. Mm-Hmm. , we stick to those things. So the beginning of the journey, it feels a bit difficult, but when you do small amounts, like sometimes I might not feel like exercising i'll and it's been a long day, I'll just go down and put, do five pushups, then half an hour later after a Skype call, I'll go and do some situps. So small amounts, I don't have a routine where I can go for an hour and do a good workout at the gym. But these small, small things suddenly after 3, 4, 5 days are much stronger. Exercise feels less painful. And these hunger pangs that I have will reduce as well. Often I eat out a boredom, right? Or I'm nervous and stressed. Speaker 3 (33:22): Yeah, I'll go mu Yeah, I'll always munch on stuff. And what I've discovered beautifully is i'll, when I'm feeling that P of hunger, I'll quickly go and do some sit-ups. But like I say this with caution. 'cause If your blood sugar's low and you need to eat something, of course check with your doctor and make sure you're getting your blood sugar regulated. Me personally though, right? What I found some of my hunger cravings are not from low blood sugar, but from anxiety or boredom. So I'll throw in a bit of exercise there maybe for five, 10 minutes. That's it. Some movement, go for a walk, hunger reduces immediately. I feel better about myself and I'm getting stronger every day. Speaker 1 (33:55): Yes. These are so many powerful tools that you're sharing. And we're definitely gonna have Dr. Amit's information and links in the show notes for you so you can find out more. But before we wrap up, I have to ask you about this quote that you've shared. Healing has an aspect of letting go of perceived self so that true self can emerge. Can you talk about that a little bit, Speaker 3 (34:18): and what that means? I'm glad you noticed that saying not many people notice that. So perceived self is our idea of our personality and our self post the wounds that we have experienced in life. Yeah, I am a angry person, I'm a soft person. I'm not confident, I'm not loved all that. And so when we start letting go of those compensations or armors, right? Then the true self begins to get felt. We start to feel our vulnerability, our softness, our our love, our our lovable. Well all parts of us are really lovable, but you know, that authentic sense of being. And when we let go of this armor, then also the contractions in our physiology, the fight flight to freeze response in our adrenal system, the contraction in our liver all starts to dissipate. So organ functions start healing as well. So by healing the mind, right, and letting go of these armors and moons, the body starts to heal. So heal your mind, therefore your body heals. And as your body heals and you let go of the armors, true self emerges. And true self is really you thriving, optimal health. Feeling, feeling joy and sadness when, when it's important to feel those things. Okay? But not getting stuck in a routine of emotions. So at the retreats we go full spectrum. We get you to feel every single thing and come back to safety, stillness and allow your experience of really the depth of difficult emotions and feeling cared for at the same time. Speaker 1 (35:51): Yeah. I love this quote because it's so true that, you know, I, when I work with women, I tell them, the person you are now can't have the health and vitality and joy and life that you want. You have to become somebody that can have those things. And so you know how Joseph Campbell talks about the hero's journey that every journey is, that starts with some crisis, right? For a lot of women at midlife, it's a health crisis. How am I gonna overcome this? I don't know what to do, I don't know where to go. And you go on this journey and you pick up resources and you have challenges and you have setbacks and you find more resources. And at the end, you know, like in Star Wars or in the Dorothy, in the Wizard of Oz, you get the thing that you set out to get. Speaker 1 (36:40): But really what you get is you become someone different and you become that true self, like you described, who is the person who can have those things. And so I find that a lot of women, they don't want anything to change about their lives, but they wanna lose weight or they wanna have energy, they wanna have hair growth or sex drive or no depression, or you name fill in the blank symptoms, what I call midlife metabolic mayhem. They want those symptoms to go away, but they don't want anything to change . And they don't want to look at, you know, their two espresso per morning habit. And they don't wanna look at the fact that their relationship with their partner, they basically become roommates and they're not intimate at all, or they don't wanna look at these things. So how do you help people open to this? 'cause I think that's a little threatening of a statement to people who don't like change. Mm-Hmm. . And they're like, I like who I am. I don't wanna be someone else. . So how do you help them open to that possibility? Speaker 3 (37:43): So first is education. When people realize the connection between the gut, the liver, the adrenal system, hormones, and the mood. Mm-Hmm. , most of my clients, 99% of, often after hearing the connection, they comply with the protocols. One. Number two, I use a lot of homeopathy, right? Homeopathic remedies, which also helps shift the mind and get people to regain confidence, have less fear. And when you shift that and you have less fear, you're more able to take risks and you have more self-love and confidence and you're less, you have less food cravings automatically and you're less addicted to substances, right? Addiction is sometimes is just need for familiarity. And so these reduce and the changes happen very quickly. But that's using a lot of the protocols in, in terms of coaching or psychotherapy. I acknowledge the need for safety and to be still right because change, what does change bring about it? Speaker 3 (38:35): It might bring about isolation, it might bring about detachment or separation, a sense of aloneness. And those need to be acknowledged, right? When did you last feel alone? Why was it so difficult? What does it mean by, you know, having a conversation with your partner? Does it mean conflict? Does it mean violence? Does it mean looking bad? Where, what are those wounds? Is that from your mom or from your dad? So I'll do a lot of family consolation therapy as well, where I find clients are loyal to their parents' misery. What does that mean? So if mom was with an addicted or alcoholic or abusive partner, I will be protective of mom. I will rescue mom. And I'll also feel guilty about being happier than mom. I don't deserve to be happier than mom was. And you'll see this very often. We'll have patterns of generations having similar kinds of relationships as their parents did with abusive partners, dissatisfying partners. Speaker 3 (39:28): This comes out of a blind loyalty. We have an unconscious loyalty to the system, to the system that we're born into. And using family constellations therapy at the retreats and of course online. Then what happens is we help disentangle these loyalties. We help disentangle these loyalties. So you can say, dear mom, I really respect you and I love you so much. You know, please forgive me if I look at dad with equal love as I look at you, not many people can say that if one of one of the parents is abusive, and because dad is important energy for us as well, right? It's half our life force. And please forgive me if I leave this pain with you and I have a better, like I find happiness where you couldn't, you know, please bless me or look at me with love and a smile. Speaker 3 (40:13): Please smile upon me if I find happiness where you couldn't or where you suffered. Mm-Hmm. . Yeah. So you almost give yourself permission and feel permission from the people you're loyal to, to thrive in life. So these healing sentences are extremely important for transformation as well. You know, you can go to therapy till the cows come home, but if you don't heal these blind loyalties, you will be stuck in these patterns. And that's why I encourage people to really seek out family constellations therapy as well in their healing journey. Combined with homeopathy, of course. Mm-Hmm. . Yeah. And supporting the adrenal system. A lot of people find it difficult to change 'cause the adrenal system is burnt out. So change feels overwhelming. And when I support the mm-hmm with adaptogens and, but first we need to detoxify the liver and make sure there's less inflammation. Speaker 3 (41:00): But when we support the adrenal system with adaptogens and maybe phosphatidyl seine or some other positive mood nutrients, they have more confidence. They have the ability to basically try new things rather than rely on all patterns. They feel good automatically inside. So they wanna do more good things. Then you start creating small positive habits and that creates a reward. Like you feel satisfied. So when you feel satisfied action, you get a reward result. Like it's a reward symptom, a dopamine rush. And so your body starts becoming addicted or wanting yeah, the positive effects of the positive steps you're taking. So there's more motivation really to eat healthier and to avoid the alcohol, to avoid the excessive coffee and to go for that walk or that ride, Speaker 1 (41:48): Right? Yeah. Sometimes just calming some of the things down, especially cortisol can really help. And I've been amazed being here in Dubai at the level of energy work and healing, nurturing modalities are available. Family constellation therapy. There's so many therapists here. When I was in South Florida doing my shaman training, there's like one lady who does it in all of South Florida. And here I, there's, I've seen probably at least six or eight, which is kind of amazing. So it's something I'm gonna dive into. Thank you so much for sharing all of this wonderful information with us. Inspiration. I think you really are helping people to see that it's, it's not just the physicality, it is the emotionality, it's the family, it's the ancestors, which is a whole other conversation that maybe we'll have another time. It's your energy, it's your nervous system, it's, it's everything. So women listening, if you want full body healing, life healing and really to live the life that you deserve to live, I think all people deserve brilliant health that supports them in living their life, their dreams. You definitely wanna check out Dr. Ameet's resources that he has available where can everybody find out more about all the wonderful things that you've shared with us? We'll put all the links that he mentions in the show notes. So don't worry about writing them down, they'll be there for you. But what, where can they find you? Speaker 3 (43:19): So my website is dr amate.com, that's D R A M E E t.com. There's a free ebook and video course as well on healing the five pillars of health. That's your gut, liver, adrenals, emotions, and some talks about family constellations. And there's a full course there as well, which goes into all my protocols for with homeopathy, herbs, et cetera, for healing the gut, liver adrenals, emotional healing exercise, so trauma healing exercise as well. And then I do retreats around the world as well as I teach a course, an in-person course to help you really become better at helping others with anxiety and depression and helping yourself. It's an experiential course. And if you don't find those links in the website because they're kind of reserved for people in the online course, send me an email, right? And if you have a group of people or you wanna join me in Europe or Africa or anywhere else in the world, send me an email and we'll organize a retreat or an in-person training for you and your group. It'll be a pleasure for me. Speaker 1 (44:11): Wonderful. And we'll put that email in the show notes, we'll get all that information for you. Thank you so much for your journey and for your own healing, because now you can share it with the world. And I very much appreciate you joining us today. Speaker 3 (44:27): I thank you and I thank the universe actually yeah, for this healing journey that healing, like you say, helped me share and give more back to the world. So thank you everyone for listening. Speaker 1 (44:35): Yeah. Thank you so much for joining me for another episode of The Hormone Prescription with Dr. Kyrin. I know for sure you learned something today that you can take action on. Maybe it's that you even start thinking about, Hmm, am I really feeling my emotions? Am I processing them? What component could this be of my healing? Maybe this is what's holding me back, or family constellation therapy or whatever it is. Reach out to me on social media, tell me about it. 'cause You know, I love hearing about it. And we'll have another wonderful episode for you again next week. I will see you then. Until then, peace, love, and hormones, y'all. Speaker 2 (45:14): Thank you so much for listening. I know that incredible vitality occurs for women over 40 when we learn to speak hormone and balance these vital regulators to create the health and the life that we deserve. If you're enjoying this podcast, I'd love it if you'd give me a review and subscribe. It really does help this podcast out so much. You can visit the hormone prescription.com where we have some free gifts for you, and you can sign up to have a hormone evaluation with me on the podcast to gain clarity into your personal situation. 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08/28/2023 | CT of the Adrenal Mass: A Challenging Diagnosis Becomes Even More Difficult - Part 4
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In this episode, I discuss mineral status and adrenal function with Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Christa Biegler. Topics discussed include: The challenges of elimination diets Minerals and why they are so important How to evaluate mineral status Blood Testing vs Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Possible tissue patterns of mineral deficiency or need And more ... Christa Biegler is a Functional Medicine Nutritionist and the host of the Less Stressed Life Podcast. https://www.christabiegler.com/ IG: lessstressedlife
08/14/2023 | CT of the Adrenal Mass: A Challenging Diagnosis Becomes Even More Difficult - Part 2
Do you feel like boundaries is something you struggle with? This is the podcast episode for you! This week's guest on the Rebel WhiteCoat Podcast is yoga instructor, empowerment coach, and motivational speaker, Kellie Mathes! With years of experience in both the yoga and coaching industry, Kellie has developed a unique skill set that enables clients to achieve remarkable transformations in all areas of their lives. As the founder of GoYoga Express, a renowned yoga studio, Kellie has created a thriving community that exemplifies the transformative power of yoga. By fostering a welcoming space, she provides individuals from diverse backgrounds with solace, strength, and inspiration on their personal journeys. Beyond the yoga studio, Kellie's dedication to empowering others extends into her life coaching practice. By helping individuals navigate life's challenges, she supports them in developing a clear sense of purpose and creating a roadmap to success. Employing evidence-based coaching techniques, Kellie assists clients in identifying their unique strengths, unlocking their full potential, and making sustainable changes that lead to a more fulfilling and purposeful life. Recognized for her exceptional communication skills and ability to deeply connect with others, Kellie is also a sought-after motivational speaker. Whether delivering training sessions, workshops, or captivating audiences on podcasts, she inspires listeners with her dynamic presence, empowering stories, and practical strategies for personal growth and transformation. Highlights from this episode: Kellie's personal story of how she got into yoga and how it impacted her health signs you could use healthier boundaries in your life what having boundaries looks like how to navigate boundaries with motherhood how to let go of relationships that don't serve you Breaking down the common risks/fears of having boundaries how to communicate your boundaries to others how to know if a relationship could be draining you why being a people pleaser is not great for boundaries and how to navigate away from this To embark on a transformative journey with Coach Kellie Mathes, go to https://goyogaexpress.com/life-coaching/ to discover how she can support you in achieving your personal and professional goals. For Kellie's Goal Planning Guide, go to https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/zA7v1LP/kelliemathescoaching You can follow Kellie on Instagram @kellie.mathes or email her here firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you, Kellie! All podcast guest inquires can be emailed to email@example.com
Welcome to the SYNC Your Life podcast episode #166! On this podcast, we will be diving into all things women's hormones to help you learn how to live in alignment with your female physiology. Too many women are living with their check engine lights flashing. You know you feel "off" but no matter what you do, you can't seem to have the energy, or lose the weight, or feel your best. This podcast exists to shed light on the important topic of healthy hormones and cycle syncing, to help you gain maximum energy in your life. In today's episode, I'm diving into the topic of adrenal healing through lifestyle. In this episode, I reference the previous SYNC Your Life podcast episodes: Estrogen, Adrenals, and the Liver: Interview with Dr. Calvin Ng Adaptogenic Herbs Open Letter to My Fellow Type A Mamas Autonomic Nervous System Earthing and Vitamin N Breathwork with Joanna Krysiak LEA: Low Energy Availability Health Benefits of Clean Coffee The coffee I mention on the podcast is FourSigmatic, found here. I also mention the Oura ring. You can grab $40 off by clicking here. To learn more about the SYNC Digital Course, check out jennyswisher.com. Let's be friends outside of the podcast! Send me a message or schedule a call so I can get to know you better. You can reach out at https://jennyswisher.com/contact-2/. Enjoy the show! Episode Webpage: jennyswisher.com/podcast
08/07/2023 | CT of the Adrenal Mass: A Challenging Diagnosis Becomes Even More Difficult - Part 1
Are you a mouth breather? This is a MUST listen episode! This week I have Disordered Breathing Specialist, Ronda Holman, the Airway Champion! She is a 24 year, US Airforce trained, dental assistant who has spent her entire career looking at airway disorders and their negative effects in the mouth. She has dedicated the last four years helping patients and strangers understand the negative affects of oral breathing on their oral health. Ronda runs the airway protocol for her general dental practice helping patients rule out sleep apnea and find custom solutions to breathe better while they sleep. Ronda not only has a passion to help people discover the root cause to so many non-communicable diseases, but she grew up with an undiagnosed airway disorder herself. After connecting the signs to the symptoms it is her mission to help others learn to see the signs so they can advocate for themselves. Many people do not understand the bio mechanics of breathing, nor do they understand the detrimental effects over breathing/mouth breathing has on sleep quality. Ronda had extraction retraction orthodontics completed when she was 12 years old. She was diagnosed with upper airway resistance syndrome when she was 37 years old. Ronda then made a choice to either live with struggling to breathe during sleep every night and continue to watch her oral health decline or make a change to improve her airway health. She shares her passion every day to help people understand the difference between sleep and quality sleep and its inter-relationship between airway health and breathing. Highlights from this Episode: what is mouth breathing Ronda's personal mouth breathing story signs of disordered breathing in children signs of disordered breathing while you are sleeping root causes of mouth breathing how mouth breathing impacts fight or flight response mouth vs nasal snoring how to improve tongue prosture to start breathing properly the lifestyle & diet connection to mouth breathing the metabolism connection to mouth breathing You can find more information about working with Ronda here: https://www.airwaycoach.com/store All podcast guest inquiries can be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's dive into another client case! I let you know the exact process I take with each of my clients so you can get insight into what my new Bye Burnout program looks like. You will hear about what functional labs we use, our go to protocols for supporting the gut and adrenals, and other insight into what approaches we take with our cients. Highlights from this episode: Meet my client - her health history, symptoms, past lab findings! what her functional lab results told us the importance of gut health / nutrient absorption how mouth breathing impacts sleep quality why gut protocols are crucial for healing how we support adrenals and toxin load her end results with us! If you are ready to dive deeper on the same health symptoms you are hearing about on my podcasts, sign up for my Bye Burnout Program waitlist today! Don't wait long as we will be launching soon and only taking a small group of women! You can sign up here - https://gszl5ld1z5a.typeform.com/to/eJS9ZUcg All podcast guest inquires can be emailed to email@example.com
In this episode, I talk Thyroid, Adrenal, and Reproductive health with Dr. Delfina Zelaschi. In this episode we discuss: Adrenal health Cortisol testing The reality of Adrenal fatigue The relationship between thyroid and adrenal physiology Could reduced cortisol production be adaptive and not broken? And more ... Dr. Zelaschi is a Gynecologist based in Asuncion, Paraguay. She has a master's degree in Precision Medicine. She has a postgraduate degree in Longevity. She is currently a student and member of the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Zelaschi own an online platform containing educational content for medical professionals in functional female health. IG: delfinazelaschi
Today, I am thrilled to welcome all of my wonderful, Everyday Wellness listeners to a special episode of the podcast they specifically requested- an Ask Me Anything session with yours truly! Interestingly, the subject that resonated most among listeners was hormone replacement therapy. To be crystal clear, I am here only to provide general insights and share information. If I answer your question today, I earnestly recommend that you listen, learn, and then find a practitioner who can best support your particular needs. It is essential to remember that we are all bio-individuals. So what works for me may not work for someone else. I also want to ensure that women who choose not to pursue HRT are fully informed about the potential consequences of that choice. So, I appeal to you not to let fear dictate your decision-making around HRT if it is appropriate for you. I believe informed consent is paramount, regardless of how you navigate the perimenopause and menopause phases of your life, and I ask you to embark on this journey with me, free from judgment. Stay tuned for my advice, recommendations, and resources! IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: Is it too late to start HRT at 62? What is the net impact of menopause? Why is estrogen essential for health and wellness? The benefits of progesterone therapy. What is the best time to take progesterone? How would I approach hormone therapy with a 52-year-old who has had a partial hysterectomy and has been in menopause for two years? When is the best time to start HRT? Adrenal support for perimenopause. For how long should a woman stay on HRT? How can you increase your progesterone without taking a pill? Janet is 57 and still has a menstrual cycle. Does she need HRT? Connect with Cynthia Thurlow • Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn • Check out Cynthia's website Ep. 94 – Reclaim Your Vibrancy, Sexuality, Health and Happiness! – with Dr. Anna Cabeca Ep. 211 – Addressing the Root Cause of Hormonal Imbalances with Dr. Sara Gottfried Ep. 220 A Detailed Guide to Healthy Hormones with Dr. Lara Briden
Show Summary: “Bioidentical hormones do more than just build muscle; they boost energy and motivation and slow aging. If you want to age gracefully, supporting your hormones, adrenals, and thyroid is essential.”As we age, our body's natural hormone production declines, causing shifts in energy, mood, libido, or weight that can disrupt our sense of well-being. These subtle changes may indicate a hormonal imbalance.If you're experiencing these shifts, it may be worth considering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT offers a natural approach to restore hormones to their optimal levels. However, the confusion around choosing the right bioidentical hormones and undergoing the necessary tests to evaluate hormone therapy effectiveness is common.In this episode, Jared Price, Head Nurse Practitioner at Provohealth, returns to shed light on this often-overlooked topic. We explore the benefits of hormone therapy, delve into various treatment options, and provide guidance to help you identify the most suitable approach.Stay tuned until the end to gain a deeper understanding of how bioidentical hormones can enhance your overall well-being. Don't miss Episode 75 of the Gutsy Health Podcast and leave a review for a chance to win a free hair analysis!Exceptional Highlights:The interplay of adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones forms a three-legged stool that influences mitochondrial function and contributes to overall well-being.Although high testosterone levels might appear beneficial, excessive levels can decrease fertility by disrupting luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone, reducing sperm production.Betaestradiol-17, a specific bio-identical hormone, has shown promise in reversing cancers and reducing breast masses and tenderness. It is crucial to use this specific form of estradiol for desired effects.Show Highlights: 03:16 - The power of understanding the subjective history and asking the right questions07:09 - Subtle indicators of low testosterone levels and common mistakes most clinics make during testosterone therapy12:22 - The difference between free and total testosterone and their role in the body 17:26 - Types of lab tests you can do to determine if you're eligible for bioidentical hormones24:18 - Weighing the pros and cons of pellets, troches, injections, and creams29:16 - The best time for females to go on bioidentical hormone therapy30:12 - The potential of bioidentical hormones to decrease the risk of breast cancer and reverse Alzheimer's and dementia32:07 - Can someone with PCOS benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy?48:39 - BHRT's role in managing fluctuations in personality, sleep, menstrual cycles, and endometriosis50:43 - The surprising link between PCOS and parasites Important Links: Gutsy Health Podcast IG - https://www.instagram.com/gutsyhealthpodcast/Gutsy Health Academy - https://www.mygutsyhealth.com/Connect w/ Jared PriceCall 801-691-1765https://www.mygutsyhealth.com/Jared Price on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-price-0b929bb/Mentioned Links:Juanique's Parasite Class - https://www.mygutsyhealth.com/parasite-class
We also want to better understand what is going on with our body.And getting an official diagnosis can help. Labels can help us then assess what we need.We just have to make sure we don't let our “labels” become an excuse but truly do focus on controlling what we can control.That's why in this episode I want to talk about meeting yourself where you are at and even managing some common labels, like Adrenal Fatigue, that you may find yourself suddenly having to address.Michelle will share some great tips if you are suffering from Adrenal fatigue or even seeing changes to your motivation and fatigue levels with menopause or stress.Learn my 3 step recipe to lose fat and keep it off without feeling miserable. Show me the three-step recipe
Many of us walk around feeling drained, tired and depleted. What would it look like if we had the energy we longed for? No more afternoon crashes? No more brain fog? Kristen Files is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner and the head of Forest Creek Wellness. Today, she talks today about adrenal fatigue, what leads to it, and how to address it. She covers identifying the symptoms, which can present as an inability to "turn off" at the end of the day, a lack of motivation, or procrastination. She also tells her story of how she was "born tired" and what shifts she noticed as she addressed the root causes of adrenal fatigue. Finally, she offers ideas for how to help heal and regulate your physiology. Visit Kristen's website: forestcreekwellness.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out our sponsors: Green Pasture, Paleo Valley, and Optimal Carnivore
In this engaging interview with Ali Miller, we delve into the fascinating mechanisms by which the human body adapts to stress, exploring the transformative potential of a "food as medicine" approach in restoring harmonious balance across various bodily systems. During our conversation, we explore a myriad of captivating topics, including:Stress and chronic infections Neurotransmitters and gut floraInfluence of pathogens on inflammation Supplement strategy and labsSymptoms of imbalanced neurotransmitters SSRI's vs as medicine approach to mental health How to approach anxiety from a holistic approach L-theanine as nootropic and cognitive enhancer Magnesium bis-glycinate for cortisol response Adrenal insufficiency and hormones Symptoms of DHEA imbalance How to use Vitamin C for adrenal supportImportance of fat for building hormone Recipes for hormone balance YouTube:youtube.com/@naturallynourishedRDWebsites:Alimillerrd.comwww.naturallynourishedrd.comFollow Allie on Instagram!@alimillerrdFollow @healthinstitute on Instagram! instagram.com/healthinstitute Join The Health Institute Newsletter! www.thehealthinstitute.com/wellness-weekly