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Okay so as it's the start of a new year I thought I'd do a reflective type episode. I've been doing this podcast for a couple of years and many of you have been with me on this journey of transformation with my endometriosis, but I realised I've not really done an episode where I've shared my biggest needle movers in terms of endo strategies. I recently did a live on my key go-to daily strategies and this is a bit similar, but this is all about the things I am certain have made the biggest changes to my symptoms. Now, they're not the only changes – supporting my liver, improving my gut health, adhesion work, physiotherapy and many more strategies have made a big difference too, but if for some crazy reason my life depended on it and I had to give just four strategies that I think made the biggest difference, it would be these. The reason why I'm sharing this is because I've seen many people and clients go down rabbit holes with very niche changes. They start researching alkaline water and focusing on only drinking that, or drinking celery juice every day, or drinking apple cider vinegar every day or doing a fast or a juice cleanse. And sure, I'm not saying there aren't benefits to some of these more nuanced additions (some of them however do more harm than good!), but if your diet is still full of processed foods or you're drinking alcohol every day, or you're not getting enough sleep or you have an underlying condition like SIBO, these smaller changes are only going to do so much. So, I'm trying to save you time by giving you an insight as to what really worked for me. Now of course, this is my personal experience so you may respond differently, but I will say as an endo health coach, that a healthy anti-inflammatory diet and balanced blood sugar are essential to managing endometriosis. That's why I talk about them so much and why they are at the core of my work with endometriosis clients. How that fits into each client's life, if at all, is down to the individual, but all of us can benefit from a healthy diet and balanced blood sugar, even if we don't have endometriosis! So again, before we get started, the following is my personal experience, not a protocol for you to follow, but I hope that my experience might inspire you with where to start or how to continue on your own journey of healing your endo symptoms. If you do want a more step-by-step protocol based on the science and research, then I have countless articles, podcasts and then of course my classes, courses and coaching that you can use to create your own plan for beating endo. So let's get started… 1. Number 1 is anti-inflammatory nutrition. This was the first thing I tried for endometriosis, way back in the beginning when I was waiting for my second operation, about seven years ago. At that time, my life was miserable. I lived in fear of my endometriosis flares, and my period was excruciating. I would have pain that would start before I was bleeding, sometimes a full 24 hours beforehand, at a level 10 on the pain scale – and then, I'd start bleeding and it would be even worse. The worst of the pain would be for about 48 hours to maybe three days, and by the third day it would start to clear and would be manageable again and would fade away. Nothing seemed to help for the pain, I would take way too many painkillers and then spend the next couple of days recovering from the number of painkillers I had taken, feeling sick and experiencing migraines and drowsiness. Feeling desperate, I went down a rabbit hole learning about nutrition for endo and inflammation, and I had so long to wait until my surgery that I decided to give it a go. Now, to caveat, how I did this is not how I would recommend my client's do it having now qualified as an endometriosis health coach. So, please don't take this initial bit as advice, I'm just sharing what I did for context… So, unfortunately, I didn't change my diet very strategically. I didn't do an elimination diet, where you remove certain common inflammatory foods and allergens and then add them back in one by one to see which ones you respond to. Instead, I just removed a handful and pretty much kept them out for the most part, which is not what I would recommend doing now, unless it was a food that you know, for health reasons it's generally best to keep to minimal amounts, like alcohol and added sugar. But for the most part, I wouldn't advise clients to just cut out a bunch of foods and never try them again or to stay strictly away from them forever. I guess the difference with me in this scenario is that I had just done a food intolerance test and it showed I was really intolerant to gluten and diary, and when I removed them I felt so much better, the difference in my IBS symptoms and period was so dramatic, that I think that test had been pretty accurate, though generally they're quite unreliable (an elimination diet is the most effective way to test if you have a food intolerance). So anyway, I removed gluten, dairy, added sugar and caffeine specifically – I already wasn't drinking alcohol and so I continued with that, and I was already vegetarian so I went fully vegan at this point and decided to remove eggs too. Back then I wasn't a health coach and I was confused about the health verdict of eggs at the time (which has changed over the years), so as I wanted to go vegan anyway, I just removed them too. I don't think I was eating them much anyway, except in baked goods. And just a side note, if you're happy to eat animal protein and it fits with your lifestyle and values (because we're all different and have to do what's right for us as individuals!), eggs are nutrient dense, great for hormones and healthy, providing that they're organic, free-range and from hens fed a diet mostly based on grass and foraging. Lean, unprocessed meat can have a role in a healthy anti-inflammatory diet for endometriosis, providing it is grass-fed, organic and free range or wild, to avoid the added hormones and inflammatory chemicals. That's a big topic for another discussion, but in short, most anti-inflammatory diets in the research show a greater intake of plant foods over meat. The link between red meat and endo is more complex and requires an entire episode itself, the bottom line is that if you do eat red meat, it's all about quality and quantity. If you want to learn more, I do cover it in my Nutrition for Endo Masterclasses and in the Live and Thrive with Endo course and this will be covered in another episode later in the year, it's just a guest episode and we haven't been able to pin a date down yet. But back to the main point, I did this elimination diet for one month, and had a pain free period. My first pain free period in years. This was the start of my managing endo naturally and holistically. I then went onto experiment, unfortunately not very strategically as I already shared, and I would add things in here and there, and make changes, and sometimes I would have good periods and sometimes I would have bad, and because I wasn't being very strategic, I didn't always know what the cause was. But what I did know is that if I ate a diet low in inflammatory foods, and for me, what I worked out from my experiments is that my biggest inflammatory triggers were sugar, dairy, gluten, caffeine and alcohol, then I had dramatically better periods. I had some hiccups, as I'll come to explain later, but this change meant that I got my life back. Now I didn't just swap these foods for a bunch of processed replacements like soy meat products and gluten free bread, because let's not forget, processed foods whether veggie, vegan or meat based, are still processed foods – and we know a diet high in processed food is generally inflammatory. Instead, I ensured my diet was rich in whole plant foods that were full of antioxidants, which fight inflammation. Since then, I've come to learn the science behind anti-inflammatory nutrition and a more sustainable approach to changing our diet as part of my training as an endo health coach. In short, I focus on what we call ‘crowding out' the inflammatory or processed foods with more nutrient dense whole foods such as vegetables, fruits, healthy fats including olive oil, avocados, fatty fish if applicable, and nuts and seeds; lean protein like beans and legumes, fish and grass-fed organic meat in moderation, and whole grains, gluten free if necessary. These foods are the key foods that come up time and time again in the research as being the basis of an anti-inflammatory diet, the biggest difference is that some diets include a little meat, some not at all and some quite a bit, like the paleo diet – however, as I said before, the key takeaway is that plants outweigh meat and are the star players of an anti-inflammatory diet. Now of course, every single body is different, so what is generally anti-inflammatory in the research may not be anti-inflammatory to you, so for example, tomatoes are very anti-inflammatory in general and according to the research, but for me, because I have histamine intolerance, they're inflammatory. So just keep that in mind, there's no one size fits all for anti-inflammatory nutrition and it also comes down to your personal lifestyle and values. Then, if or when my client's feel ready, we go through a short 4-week elimination phase where we remove a small list of common inflammatory foods or allergens, and then we retest them one by one to see which ones are worsening inflammation and endo symptoms. These days, I personally adopt the 80/20 rule. For the most part, I eat an anti-inflammatory diet, rich in those food groups I mentioned above. Then, occasionally, usually at the weekends, I allow myself to have some foods that aren't normally in my personal anti-inflammatory diet, like a takeaway (or take out for my American listeners) or added sugar or caffeine. Now, this is a very short discussion on anti-inflammatory eating, and more so from my personal perspective, so please don't base any changes on what I've shared here. Instead, do further research and listen to my other episodes on anti-inflammatory nutrition for endo or read my articles, or if you want a step-by-step outline on how to make changes safely and realistically, there's of course my Nutrition for Endo Masterclasses, my course Live and Thrive with Endo or you can work with me one to one. As always, consult your doctor before making any dietary changes! And if you have a history of an eating disorder or currently have one, please work with a nutritionist or dietician and a mental health practitioner before making changes. But personally, for me, this was the first change I ever made to manage my endo and it will forever be the biggest game changer. This was the pillar that the following changes were built on. 2. Number 2 was adding in anti-inflammatory supplements, specifically curcumin, ginger and magnesium. When I first started managing endo with nutrition, I would say that my endo was still unpredictable. I was still learning and as you'll come to see in strategy 3, I didn't really understand the science behind what my body was and wasn't responding to. To have a pain free period I felt like I had to eat “perfect” all the time, and that I could never eat any of the foods that I had cut out in the beginning - as soon as I strayed, I would end up having a really bad period that month. I felt like I was just too sensitive, and I had to work really hard to control it. It was incredible that I could even have a pain free period after years of suffering, but trying to maintain that every month was difficult. I was then offered a curcumin and ginger supplement to trial, both have been shown in studies to be effective pain relievers, and just as effective as NSAIDS, and curcumin has been shown in rat models to directly target endo and reduce lesion size and growth rate, whilst ginger has been shown time and time again to reduce period pain. I wasn't offered the supplement to test for endo, but actually for immunity, but that month was December and I had already been more relaxed with my eating so I was worried I would have a flare around my period. But then my period arrived and I felt absolutely fine, I still remember my shock and confusion trying to understand what I had done differently. For me, this was the start of consistently low pain or pain free periods. Adding supplements on top took the edge off and allowed me to be more flexible with my diet and lifestyle. This is when I really moved into the 80/20 rule I shared earlier, because I had more freedom to. Since that first encounter, I have experimented with lots of supplements and there are some great, incredibly effective ones out there which I share in episodes 130 and 131. For me, I like curcumin because there's promising research on its effects on endo, when taken consistently it's just as effective as ibuprofen so has pain relieving benefits daily, it helps to heal leaky gut which is important for keeping inflammation down, it's a powerful anti-inflammatory and we know inflammation drives pain and it can also help with brain fog. I haven't actually taken curcumin for a long time because I've had to focus on supplements for SIBO and there's only so many I can take or afford, but for several years this was my go-to and I believe played a huge role in my healing. I still take ginger to this day, just before and on my period. I would take it daily but unfortunately it burns my bladder because of my interstitial cystitis. However, I use ginger to prevent and reduce any mild cramping that may come with my period, just so I can be sure I can keep to the pain free or low pain levels that I'm used to. What I love about ginger as well, is that if I find I have higher pain levels than usual, it really pretty much stops them in their tracks. So, for example, if there's been a birthday or event near my period and I've eaten lot of sugar or something I know flares me that I wouldn't normally eat, I find the ginger means I don't suffer severely for it, it gets the pain under control quickly. A handful of times I may add a single paracetamol in there if I find it's not strong enough, but that's rare! If you're interested in the dosing etc. of ginger, have a listen to my supplements episode, episode 131. Finally, a later addition was magnesium. Magnesium is not only anti-inflammatory, but reduces muscle cramping, has been shown to reduce period pain and PMS, is essential for healthy hormone balance, energy production and helps to stabilise blood sugar, which you'll learn about in my next strategy. The difference I experience in my energy, my hormones, my moods, my sleep and my period pain with magnesium is extraordinary. I use both magnesium spray on my body daily and directly on my abdomen during my period, and I use magnesium baths throughout the month. If I feel any cramping during my period, I spray a couple of times on my pelvis, and the cramps literally melt away in minutes, so in that way, I use it for in the moment pain relief as and when needed. But when I use magnesium spray and baths consistently, the need for spray during my period is greatly reduced, I just find my body's tolerance and resilience is so much higher, I can be more flexible and have less consequences, and it takes a lot more to cause me pain. That doesn't mean I can eat junk food and sugar every day as long as I use magnesium, I want to be clear that you can't out supplement a bad diet and eating healthy isn't just about endo, but all of the other chronic diseases we are at greater risk of with an unhealthy diet, like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. So yes, I still focus on my 80/20 approach, but it means that I can eat out more and have some treats without such severe reactions as I used to. You know I am all about foundations, so for me, it's about laying the foundations of good health and then adding in some extra endo support, because we tend to need a little more than the average person. And I feel like these supplements do that for me. They're the cherry on the top that have really enhanced my endo management and freed up my life. 3. Number 3 is balancing my blood sugar, which came many years later when I started my training as a health coach. Something I had noticed was despite my endo pain being better, I was always exhausted. I had severe dips during the day which would leave me slumped in my chair and so tired I literally would hold my eyes open whilst staring at my computer. It's a wonder that no one on my management team pulled me up on it! I additionally had severe brain fog and low moods. I also felt hungry quickly after big meals, would have trouble sleeping, would wake up tired and starving, and would often feel faint, dizzy, shaky and irritable. I put this all down to having endometriosis and the chronic fatigue and brain fog that can come with it. I now don't think it's as simple as endo causes brain fog and fatigue, I actually think -well, know - there are multiple factors that contribute to these symptoms, and I explore them in episode 119 for those of you who would like to learn more. I was really interested in understanding why I had managed to clear my endo pain, but not my fatigue and brain fog. The other issue was that I had noticed that I couldn't eat heavy carbs on my period without causing a pain flare. I could be pain free, had a great month, but if I ate some fruit, a bowl or oats, rice, grains, pasta or potato, I would be in agony within 30 minutes or so. I started noticing that I was better off sticking to fasting on Day 1 of my period, or eating a small amount of protein, fats and low starchy vegetables for the first 24 hours to two days. I was also depressed, anxious and had awful PMS and mood swings and spent a good portion of each month feeling suicidal. I do have my suspicions about whether I suffered with PMDD and that it's now largely under control, but I wasn't tracking my period and I didn't even know when my period would start, so I can't really say whether these feelings were cyclical, but I feel like they were. Regardless, all of that has gone away since balancing my hormones and learning about blood sugar. And when I finally did learn about blood sugar, it all made sense! So, let's do a recap of what blood sugar is and means for the body. Blood sugar is the measurement of glucose a.ka. sugar, in the blood stream. We get glucose from carbohydrates, after they break down in the gut through digestion. Glucose is the body's main source of fuel, but it needs to be in the right amount to benefit us. Too much and we'll have problems, too little and we'll have problems too. Complex carbohydrates like vegetables, contain fibre and are broken down over time, so you get a steady drip of glucose to the blood stream over a sustained period, which creates even energy levels. However, simple carbohydrates like processed carbs such as white bread, white pasta and simple sugars like honey, maple syrup and white sugar, contain very little fibre and are made up of only very short chains of glucose. It doesn't take the body much time at all to break down those chains into single glucose molecules that get absorbed into the blood stream. So, this creates a large spike in blood sugar, in a very short amount of time. Our body actually finds this spike a stressor, as we're not designed to have that much glucose in our blood at one time. The body wants to clean up all this glucose quickly, so it releases lots of insulin from our pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that delivers glucose to cells for fuel, but when we have too much glucose, it quickly shoves it away in storage in our fat cells and liver. Because the body has released so much insulin in a panic to sort our blood sugar levels out, our glucose levels end up dropping dramatically and our levels get too low. As a result, our brain and body are now starved of glucose, because all of it has been put into storage and none has been left for actual fuel. It's this dip that I was experiencing during my sleep, when I was waking in the morning, when I felt exhausted mid-morning and afternoon, it's why I would eat a huge meal and feel starving shortly after. It's why I felt dizzy, shaky, depressed, anxious. It's also why my moods fluctuated and it's also why I had severe PMS and oestrogen dominance symptoms, because blood sugar dysregulation drives up oestrogen levels and can lower progesterone levels, creating hormonal imbalances. Now the other issue is that high blood sugar levels raise inflammatory chemicals called prostaglandins, and we know that inflammation is a driver of pain in endometriosis. This would explain why I would have surges in pain when eating a carb heavy meal during my period, especially when I hadn't created these meals to be blood sugar balancing. I can now eat a blood sugar balanced meal on my period and not experience any pain at all, which to me is still revolutionary. At the time, when I was experiencing all of these problems, I was eating a wonderful anti-inflammatory diet rich in an antioxidant rich foods, but I was mainly eating carbs, and wasn't paying enough attention to protein or healthy fats. I would pile my plate with hummus, potatoes, rice, falafel and vegetables. These aren't unhealthy foods. Carbs are not the enemy here – as I've already explained, the glucose from carbs is essential fuel for us. But it's about how we eat carbs. There are a few steps to balancing your blood sugar and I dive into those in more details in other episodes, articles, my course Live and Thrive with Endo and my nutrition masterclasses, but in short, the first step is having a balanced plate. That means having fat, fibre, protein and complex carbs with every meal. Fat, fibre and protein are not only nutrient dense and provide essential nutrients for managing endo and balancing hormones, but they slow down the release of glucose from carbohydrates because they take longer to digest. At the IWHI where I trained, we're taught to balance a plate with 50% of the plate being low starch vegetables like cruciferous veg, peppers, cucumbers, etc., 25% of your plate is protein, whether that's animal or plant based, and the final 25% is split between healthy fats and extra carbs, usually starchier ones or more veggies, depending on what your body needs. So, for example, it might look like having some root vegetables which are starchier and higher in carbs, or whole grains which again are starchier and higher in carbs, and tend to break down more quickly than low starch veg. For fat, we're looking at about two tablespoons or two golf ball sized portions. Now this will need tweaking for each individual, as someone who is very active will probably need more starchy carbs than someone who has a desk job, but regardless, it's about focusing on those four pillars and their rough portion sizes, adjusting to what feels right to you. Once I made this change, I felt such a huge difference, I almost think about my health in the sense of before and after blood sugar balancing! My moods are much more stable, my energy is consistent in the sense that I don't often have those swings anymore or those crashes unless my blood sugar is unstable for some reason, I rarely ever have oestrogen dominance symptoms unless I haven't taken care of my blood sugar, I don't have PMS again unless I haven't taken care of my blood sugar, my brain fog is minimal and I'm much more focused, and I don't have these surges of pain when I eat on my period anymore. Of course, if you have an eating disorder or a history of an eating disorder and this feels triggering for you, I don't recommend you make any changes without the support of a dietician or nutritionist versed in eating disorders and a mental health practitioner. If you'd like to learn more about blood sugar in-depth, I listed earlier the resources where I provide more step-by-step actions. 4. My last biggest needle mover has been surprising for me and that's clearing my SIBO, despite having relapsed shortly afterwards. I haven't spoken about this much because I wanted to be sure, but even though I am quite certain I have relapsed with my SIBO, since I got a negative test result, I've experienced yet again, a new level of resilience in my period, similar to how I felt with adding in those supplements. Just after I got the all clear we spent six weeks in Greece, where my options for endo friendly foods were limited. I ended up incredibly sick with gut health issues, because I am intolerant to gluten and dairy and having to eat those a few times a week ended up causing a lot of IBS issues, but in the past I would have been in cripplingly agony on my period if I was eating these foods regularly, but instead, whilst I did have an increase in pain, it wasn't anywhere near how it was previously. I will say, during treatment my period was up and down because there was a lot of inflammation going on in my body, so it was more coming out on the other side that I've seen the difference. And since treating, I've introduced gluten for a coeliac disease test, but again, despite it being worse than normal and I've needed to take some time out of work for it, the pain with my periods wasn't anywhere to the level it would have been in the past. Secondly, my blood sugar levels have dramatically improved. Prior to treating my SIBO, I would have to work very hard to control my blood sugar levels and I was incredibly sensitive to any increases or dips, now they are much less sensitive and more stable. And even though I could eat more on my period learning how to balance my blood sugar, I still had to eat a low level of carbohydrates to prevent a blood sugar spike, which would normally lead to a pain flare. So, in terms of what I could eat on my period, I had gone from pretty much needing to fast or eating minimal amounts of fat and protein, to then being able to eat low carb meals once I learnt how to balance my blood sugar. However, now the difference is remarkable. My period was on New Year's Eve and I truly cannot believe what I ate. I had already noticed over the past months that I was becoming more and more resilient with what I could eat, so we decided to have noodles on New Year's Eve. Usually, I would stay away from anything with a high carb content on my period because it would just shoot my pain up, but because I had been dipping my toes in over the past few months and as it was New Year's Eve, I decided to try something I would never normally even consider eating on my period. I'm pretty sure I also ate some of my gluten free bread that day too and probably some other Christmassy carbs. And whilst I got slightly more pain than my usual low pain or pain free periods, with some extra ginger and magnesium, it went away quickly (as in, within half an hour). So again, just to be clear, I'm not about to fill my diet with foods I know make me sick, like dairy, gluten, caffeine and sugar, and I'm certainly not going to start swapping my veggies for more processed food. But it's nice to know I don't have to panic if I eat a slice of birthday cake near my period or if I want a bowl of pasta on my period. Now you're probably wondering why treating the SIBO would make a difference. Without offering my body up for research, I can only hypothesize as to what's happened, but I think I can reasonably believe this is correct. Firstly, SIBO, especially methane type SIBO, can cause blood sugar imbalances, as can other forms of bacterial imbalances in the gut. I believe that whatever bacteria I specifically had that was behind my SIBO, was driving some of my blood sugar issues. You've heard me talk about this for a long time, that even when I ate for blood sugar, I would still notice how sensitive I was to blood sugar changes or a meal that wasn't perfectly balanced. Now there are numerous bacteria responsible for SIBO, so for example, two people could have methane type SIBO, but the bacteria causing their methane SIBO could be different. I think that the bacteria causing my blood sugar issues has either been cleared entirely and it's a different bacteria that's causing my current relapse, or it's returned but is in low levels so I'm not so affected by it. Secondly, bacteria from SIBO can release a toxin called endotoxins or lipopolysaccharides. These cause a huge inflammatory reaction in the body and have been found in the pelvic cavity of people with endo and have been shown to contribute to the inflammation and growth of endometriosis. Having cleared SIBO, it's possible that I may have reduced the level of endotoxins in my blood and pelvic cavity, reducing the inflammation in that area. And as a result, my body is more resilient to changes that can increase inflammation because it's not already being inflamed by SIBO. Clearly, I need to get back on top of my SIBO to keep reaping the benefits because I don't want the endo toxins or bacteria to build up to high levels again. It's not something I'm doing just yet because I'm working on my root causes, to prevent relapsing again, and as you know, I've been exploring candida overgrowth and mould too, which can cause relapse, but all of these things take time. If I notice any negative changes, I'll try to do the treatment quicker, but for now, I'm enjoying the benefits! So that's it. Those are my top four changes that I feel made the biggest difference to my endo symptoms in the past seven years. I hope you've found this episode inspiring, motivating and hopeful! See you next week. Let's get social! Come say hello on Instagram or sign up to my newsletter. Sign up to my free Ease Endo Tea Challenge here. Sign up to the wait list for my course, Live and Thrive with Endo here. My new Nutrition for Endo Masterclasses are out now and are on special offer for Black Friday. Get one masterclass for £29.99 (full price £40) or both for £50. Find out more here. 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Thank you for joining us on Breakfast With Champions! Today we hear from Nikou Lohse. Nikou Lohse is a mom of three, wife to former MLB pitcher Kyle Lohse, Master Pilates instructor, yoga teacher, and lover of all things MOVEment, MINDFULness and commUNITY. Nikou is a serial entrepreneur. She started her first company at 21 doing sales & marketing for Fortune 500 companies, made her first million at 24, and decided to exit at 30 in order to pursue her passion for helping others. She became a yoga, pilates, barre and mindfulness instructor, but her own struggle with SIBO and postpartum depression led her to redefine the way she took care of her body. Now, as a holistic health coach, she is on a mission to empower women and help them heal their gut through nutrition, movement, mindfulness, and spirituality.
Feelings inform us of something we need to know, and your feelings of overwhelm are doing exactly that. In this episode we break it down into four questions to gather the information required to reduce those levels of overwhelm in your life. We keep it really simple. ___ The Happy Inside Podcast is for you if you experience anxiety, stress, gut symptoms and disorders, IBS, IBD, SIBO, food intolerance, elimination diets, Low FODMAP dietary restrictions and chronic illness. Happy Inside attends to the psychological, emotional and behavioural aspects of gut disorders and chronic illness; old wounds, life misalignments, the fear, anxiety and stress around symptoms, the hypervigilence, the limitations, restrictions and impacts these are having on your life - all those conversations you've been waiting to have are happening right here. I hear you and you're not alone. This is often the one aspect missing from your treatment interventions and resolution of symptoms, but guess what, you've found me and I'm right here for you. The reality is stress and anxiety are biologically designed to affect your gut, so here you will find all the concepts, strategies and insights from 10 years of clinical experience as a gut focused psychotherapist so we can ensure this is not your continued story. You deserve a rich and fulfilled life where you are happy on the inside and out. #gut #guthealth #sibo #ibs #gutdisorders #lowfodmap #ibd #stress #anxiety #chronicpain #chronicillness #autoimmunedisease #braingutconnection #psychology #nervoussystem #functionalmedicine #naturopath #mindbody #happyinside
Today's episode is part of an end of year special series. I am resharing some of my most actionable episodes to help you reduce pain on your period and pain flares in general, and to balance your hormones for better periods, less PMS and healthier cycles. I am sharing these episodes because this time of year is often when some of our endo management strategies can go out of the window (and understandably so!). We might have more sugar, less sleep, more alcohol and more blood sugar dysregulation, and as a result, these can all raise inflammation and give our bodies a hard time when it comes to clearing old and excess hormones. So come January or maybe sooner, we tend to have more PMS, worse periods and more pain. So these episodes are designed to provide you with some tips you can quickly implement if you're worried about your upcoming period, or you're feeling rough and need some tips to improve your symptoms. Now of course, it's natural that we want to indulge a bit over Christmas, and so these episodes are not about telling you to be a saint. Instead, they're about practices you can throw in that can just help lessen some of the impact. I am releasing a couple so you can choose strategies you think will help you most and so you have options, but you certainly don't have to try them all! And whilst I'm here, if you find that you want to learn more about how to eat for endo and for hormone balance, or you get to the end of the festive period and you really just want to improve your systems, I now have my Nutrition for Endo Masterclasses, which are available to buy all year round, unlike my courses. Lucky for you, they're still discounted because I haven't had time to change the prices, so you can still get each masterclass for £29.99 or you can buy the bundle for £50. You could also ask for them as a Christmas present! Finally, thank you for listening to this podcast this year, and for sticking with me even with my sporadic release dates as I navigate all of these new courses and offerings with recording my free content. I am wishing you a wonderful festive break (if you celebrate) and a very happy New Year. So, without further ado, let's get to today's episode. I really hope it helps you manage some of your symptoms over this festive period. Seven Foods To Alleviate PMS with Endometriosis In episode 107 I took you through what oestrogen dominance is, the causes and the symptoms, alongside seven foods to help alleviate the hormonal imbalance. If you haven't listened to that episode yet, go ahead and check it out, then come back to this one! But why is oestrogen dominance even a problem? Oestrogen has been shown in multiple studies to play a pivotal role in the development and growth of endometriosis, it's why many doctors use progestin only hormonal birth control methods to possibly help lower symptoms (though not everyone responds well to this option). If we have too much oestrogen in our body, we may be further fuelling our endo and additionally, the symptoms of oestrogen dominance look a lot like endometriosis and we for sure don't want to be worsening those! So today, I'm taking you through five natural lifestyle and nutrition tips to reduce oestrogen dominance and balance hormones with endometriosis. Stress management - The body responds to stress by releasing cortisol and adrenaline. In acute moments of genuine threat and danger, this is helpful and normal but long-term chronic stress, whether it's a low lying level of stress or severe, can cause hormonal disruption, lowering progesterone and creating an oestrogen dominant scenario. Stressors don't just have to be emotional or mental (like 2020!), they can also be physiological, like over-exercising, heavy caffeine consumption, underlying infections or conditions like SIBO, chronic inflammation, lack of sleep, dysregulated blood sugar, etc. Strategies that have been shown to lower cortisol include meditation, mindfulness, breath work, yoga and walking in nature. Blood sugar balance - Blood sugar balance is absolutely key to healthy hormones and imbalanced blood sugar can lead to oestrogen dominance, as well as inflammation (worsening pain). There are numerous ways that dysregulated blood sugar causes imbalanced hormones, but for the purpose of today's conversation, I'll focus on two areas… High insulin levels (caused by a spike in blood sugar) raises aromatase, an enzyme that coverts testosterone into oestrogen, creating excess oestrogen in the body. Additionally, blood sugar imbalance can also cause sporadic ovulation or a lack of ovulation entirely, lowering progesterone and further exacerbating the oestrogen dominance scenario. Three key ways to balance blood sugar are making sure your meals include fat, fibre, protein and complex carbohydrates. Eating regularly and not allowing yourself to get really hungry, hangry, shaky or faint before meals and reducing refined carbohydrates like pastries and sugary snacks. Daily bowel movements - You should be having at least one bowel movement a day, as this not only allows waste to leave the body but any old oestrogen too. Constipation can lead to oestrogen dominance because oestrogen is reabsorbed if it's not eliminated quickly enough - and I see this often with my clients who suffer with constipation from SIBO! Ensure you're drinking enough water (at least half your body weight in lbs, in oz) and you're eating 8-10 servings of fruits and veggies a day for adequate fibre. Foods like chia seeds can also really help, but would be best avoided if you have SIBO as chia seeds can aggravate symptoms. If your bowel movements are fine, your gut may still need some attention. The gut microbiome contains a group of bacteria called the estrobolome which is responsible for eliminating oestrogen from the gut, if you have an imbalance and not enough of this bacteria, you may not be able to properly remove oestrogen. Additionally, an enzyme in the gut called beta-glucuronidase can actually take old and used up oestrogen and convert it back into the usable form, causing an excess of oestrogen in the body. You can test your gut microbiome using a test called the GI Map. If you think something is up with your gut microbiome, I encourage you to go back to my episodes on the endo belly and try some of the strategies listed there. Removing xenooestrogens - Xenooestrogens are chemicals that are in the environment, pesticides, beauty products, cleaning products and more, which mimic oestrogen and have been linked in numerous studies to hormonal disruption, endometriosis and fertility problems. They additionally over-burden the liver and so old oestrogen is put on the back burner whilst the liver works hard to clear out these toxins in our body. Both the xenooestrogens themselves plus our own waste oestrogen building up leads to oestrogen dominance. Strategies to reduce our exposure include drinking filtered water, going organic as much as possible, swapping our beauty, body and cleaning products for non-toxic versions and replacing our non-stick cookware and Tupperware with stainless steel, cast iron, ceramic, glass, silicone and non-toxic non-stick products. Yes, this is a lot to do, so start slowly! Even if it takes you a year to work through, that's fine! We can also support our liver further with lowering our exposure to drugs, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, drinking plenty of water and eating a nutritious diet. Good nutrition - You knew it was coming! 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day fill us with fibre to help daily bowel movements, feed our gut bacteria and also provide essential nutrients for healthy hormones. Additionally, cruciferous veg play a key role in helping to clear out our waste oestrogen. Healthy fats, protein and complex carbohydrates also aid in keeping our blood sugar levels balanced and supporting our body to make healthy, happy hormones. For more tips on nutrition, head to episode 107. Listen and subscribe on your favourite player or listen directly/download MP3 here or just listen below! Let's get social! Come say hello on Instagram or sign up to my newsletter. Sign up to the wait list for my course, Live and Thrive with Endo here. My new Nutrition for Endo Masterclasses are out now and are on special offer for Black Friday. Get one masterclass for £29.99 (full price £40) or both for £50. Find out more here. My cookbook This EndoLife, It Starts with Breakfast is out now! Get 28 anti-inflammatory, hormone friendly recipes for living and thriving with endometriosis. Order your copy here. If you feel like you need more support with managing endometriosis, you can join Your EndoLife Coaching Programme. A 1-to-1 three month health and life coaching programme to help you thrive with endometriosis. To find out more about the programme and to discuss whether it could be right for you, email me at email@example.com or visit my website. This episode is sponsored by The Pod Farm. Learn all about how to start your own podcast with the complete course from The Pod Farm. Aimed at beginners, this course takes a simple and straightforward approach to planning, equipment buying, setting up, recording, editing and hosting your own podcast. With hours of audio and video materials, and downloadable guides and useful links, this multimedia approach aims to have something for every kind of learner. From now until April 15, newsletter subscribers get 20% off the course price. Visit www.thepodfarm.com to enroll or find out more This episode is sponsored by BeYou. Soothe period cramps the natural way with these 100% natural and discreet menthol and eucalyptus oil stick on patches and CBD range. Click here to find out more and to shop: https://beyouonline.co.uk This episode is sponsored by Semaine. Try their supplement for period pain and daily supplement for hormonal balance and PMS prevention with code ENDOLIFE to get 20% off your first order. Show Notes Hormone balance with Nicole Jardim My blood sugar episode Understanding the Endo Belly Part 1 Understanding the Endo Belly Part 2
Thank you for joining us on Breakfast With Champions! Today we hear from Nikou Lohse. Nikou Lohse is a mom of three, wife to former MLB pitcher Kyle Lohse, Master Pilates instructor, yoga teacher, and lover of all things MOVEment, MINDFULness and commUNITY. Nikou is a serial entrepreneur. She started her first company at 21 doing sales & marketing for Fortune 500 companies, made her first million at 24, and decided to exit at 30 in order to pursue her passion for helping others. She became a yoga, pilates, barre and mindfulness instructor, but her own struggle with SIBO and postpartum depression led her to redefine the way she took care of her body. Now, as a holistic health coach, she is on a mission to empower women and help them heal their gut through nutrition, movement, mindfulness, and spirituality.
Thank you for joining us on Breakfast With Champions! Today we hear from Nikou Lohse. Nikou Lohse is a mom of three, wife to former MLB pitcher Kyle Lohse, Master Pilates instructor, yoga teacher, and lover of all things MOVEment, MINDFULness and commUNITY. Nikou is a serial entrepreneur. She started her first company at 21 doing sales & marketing for Fortune 500 companies, made her first million at 24, and decided to exit at 30 in order to pursue her passion for helping others. She became a yoga, pilates, barre and mindfulness instructor, but her own struggle with SIBO and postpartum depression led her to redefine the way she took care of her body. Now, as a holistic health coach, she is on a mission to empower women and help them heal their gut through nutrition, movement, mindfulness, and spirituality.
Laura and Clayton chat with Lily Lopez, founder and CEO of Gut Garden, a supplement company based on functional medicine's 5R approach to gut healing. They chat about Lily's experience founding the company in response to her own chronic digestive symptoms, and Clayton reveals some really exciting benefits he experienced while tending to his gut garden. On What The Health?!: What's that up ahead? Oh it's your future self! Try Gut Garden for a 15% discount: Code WTF15 at https://gut-garden.myshopify.com/?rfsn=5804301.343c4a What The Func?! is produced by the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Get $2k off tuition until 1/11/22 at https://functionalmedicinecoaching.org/early-interest-list Follow Gut Garden on IG @mygutgarden Follow us on IG @whatthefunc
When a group of researchers looked at 1800 patients to see which condition was most strongly associated with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), they were surprised to find hypothyroidism at the top of the list. A number of other studies over the last few years have pointed to a significant connection between bacterial overgrowths in the gut and thyroid health. Most importantly (and shockingly for many), research has now shown that probiotics, which improve gut health, SIBO, inflammation, and absorption of medication, can also help to normalize TSH levels, improve persistent hypothyroid symptoms like fatigue, and reduce the need for levothyroxine and other thyroid meds. Watch this quick video to learn more about the SIBO-thyroid connection and how you can use this information to improve your health. https://youtu.be/AjxWVbzVY_s My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources
mit Dr. Sarah Schwitalla Jetzt [mein Buch "Das Mikrobiom Komplott" vorbestellen](https://www.amazon.de/Das-Mikrobiom-Komplott-industrielle-Gesundheit-zerstört/dp/3990012940) (erscheint am 22.1.2022) "SIBO ist überdiagnostiziert und verursacht Verwirrung und Angst bei den Patienten" (Massey et al 2020). Wie aussagekräftig sind Tests und Diagnostik für SIBO? Vermehrt wird bei einem Teil der betroffenen Menschen mit Reizdarmbeschwerden wie Blähbauch, Schmerzen, Verstopfung oder Durchfall die Diagnose "SIBO" (Dünndarmfehlbesiedlung) gestellt. Unter Wissenschaftlern ist SIBO jedoch nicht als Diagnose anerkannt und die Relevanz des Testergebnisses ist unklar: "SIBO ist überdiagnostiziert und verursacht Angst bei den Patienten" Einer der Gründe: die Tests sind NICHT aussagefähig. Die Diagnostik ist fehlerbehaftet. Die gute Nachricht ist: Reizdarmsymptome, ob mit oder ohne SIBO "Diagnose", kann man behandeln und bedeutend verbessern bis hin zur Symptomfreiheit (dazu mehr in der kommenden Episode!)
Today I welcome on my friend and colleague Dr. Joshua Goldenberg to speak about Evidence based practice within the Naturopathic Medicine profession and more specifically when it comes to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Dr. Goldenberg is a shining star in the naturopathic medicine research space especially known for his work in helping push forward research in the IBS and SIBO realm. You can find his work at Goldenberg GI Center. and all of Pubmed by searching for Joshua Goldenberg. We got together to discuss the landscape of research in naturopathic medicine specifically related to IBS and SIBO. Please see below for the show outline Please note: We will donate $100 for the first 100 plays to Hydrogens Sulfide SIBO Research Study. Please join me by going to https://www.gofundme.com/f/hydrogen-sulfide-sibo-registry-study to support this worthy cause (00:00) show opening (02:00) Route to Naturopathic Medicine. From Molecular Biology at Penn to Naturopathic Medicine. (07:29) Covid-19 impact on his research (11:40) IBS Naturopathic Research Overview (15:57) Reading Naturopathic Research (21:56) Dysbiosis Research (24:20) Power of Placebo in IBS (28:48) Key variables in IBS research (29:38) Absolute effect/Absolute Risk reduction (34:36) Science vs. Skepticism (39:39) Closing About Dr. Goldenberg Dr. Goldenberg is a researcher, teacher, naturopathic doctor and founder of Dr. Journal Club, LLC. He is most passionate about the interplay of evidence and clinical practice. Dr. Goldenberg is an active researcher with numerous publications in high impact scientific journals such as JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine and The Cochrane Library. His research focus includes irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics, evidence-informed practice, and research methodology. He is Research Investigator at the Helfgott Research Institute and Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney. o Dr. Goldenberg is a passionate educator and is faculty for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine's Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine. He is past adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, his alma mater, in which he enrolled after receiving honors and distinction in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania. As a naturopathic doctor Dr. Goldenberg focuses on integrative approaches to irritable bowel syndrome as well as other gastrointestinal complaints at Goldenberg GI Center. In 2014 Dr. Goldenberg created the medical education website www.DrJournalClub.com in order to share his passion for the interplay of evidence and clinical practice with the larger integrative medicine community. • Resources and Links from the episode: Dr. Goldenberg's Research https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=joshua+goldenberg Goldenberg GI center https://goldenberggicenter.com/dr-goldenberg/ World Naturopathic Federation Research paper on Covid-19 https://worldnaturopathicfederation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/White-Paper.pdf Zinc for the prevention or treatment of acute viral respiratory tract infections in adults: a rapid systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/11/11/e047474 2018 Ted Kaptchuk. open label placebo https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6889847/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/adam-rinde/message
Today's episode is part of an end of year special series. I am resharing some of my most actionable episodes to help you reduce pain on your period and pain flares in general, and to balance your hormones for better periods, less PMS and healthier cycles. I am sharing these episodes because this time of year is often when some of our endo management strategies can go out of the window (and understandably so!). We might have more sugar, less sleep, more alcohol and more blood sugar dysregulation, and as a result, these can all raise inflammation and give our bodies a hard time when it comes to clearing old and excess hormones. So come January or maybe sooner, we tend to have more PMS, worse periods and more pain. So these episodes are designed to provide you with some tips you can quickly implement if you're worried about your upcoming period, or you're feeling rough and need some tips to improve your symptoms. Now of course, it's natural that we want to indulge a bit over Christmas, and so these episodes are not about telling you to be a saint. Instead, they're about practices you can throw in that can just help lessen some of the impact. I am releasing a couple so you can choose strategies you think will help you most and so you have options, but you certainly don't have to try them all! And whilst I'm here, if you find that you want to learn more about how to eat for endo and for hormone balance, or you get to the end of the festive period and you really just want to improve your systems, I now have my Nutrition for Endo Masterclasses, which are available to buy all year round, unlike my courses. Lucky for you, they're still discounted because I haven't had time to change the prices, so you can still get each masterclass for £29.99 or you can buy the bundle for £50. You could also ask for them as a Christmas present! Finally, thank you for listening to this podcast this year, and for sticking with me even with my sporadic release dates as I navigate all of these new courses and offerings with recording my free content. I am wishing you a wonderful festive break (if you celebrate) and a very happy New Year. So, without further ado, let's get to today's episode. I really hope it helps you manage some of your symptoms over this festive period. Seven Foods to Alleviate Oestrogen Dominance with Endometriosis If you've listened to my podcast recently, you've likely heard a lot about oestrogen dominance or excess oestrogen and the problems these two imbalances can bring. Oestrogen in itself isn't a ‘bad' hormone - it's a wonderful hormone that plays a crucial role in our menstrual cycle and our overall health. But too much or too high in relation to progesterone is where the problems arise, and these problems can make our experience of endo worse. So what is oestrogen dominance? Oestrogen dominance occurs when the ratio of oestrogen to progesterone is too high, this can happen when progesterone is low, oestrogen is high or both! Excess oestrogen is when there is too much oestrogen circulating the body, and this would be likely cause oestrogen dominance, providing of course that progesterone isn't also too high (which in my experience with clients at least, is generally less common). Why does oestrogen dominance occur? We deep dive into this topic in other interviews and episodes (so check the links below), but to give you an overview, here are some of the common causes: Stress Imbalanced blood sugar Gut health issues Deficiencies, such as zinc Heavy alcohol consumption Overburdened liver Xenoestrogens Whilst taking a holistic approach looking at all of these areas is advisable, eating certain foods can help your body to remove any old or excess oestrogen and adding these foods in can be a great way to get started with healing any imbalances. Here are seven of my favourite foods for alleviating oestrogen dominance with endometriosis: Dandelion root tea or coffee to help support the liver with clearing out old and excess oestrogen. Be careful that you're not buying a caffeinated dandelion and coffee blend - we're looking for dandelion alone. You can drink it as a herbal tea or buy it roasted, then grind and have as coffee! It makes a lovely black coffee or latte. Broccoli sprouts provide a big, concentrated dose of SGS (sulforaphane glucosinolate) , a plant compound that also helps the liver to detoxify oestrogen and break it down in a healthy way Cruciferous vegetables such as kale, broccoli, cabbage and Brussel sprouts aid oestrogen detoxification. The active compound in cruciferous veggies is a nutrient called I3C (indole-3-cabinol), which further breaks down into SGS (sulforaphane glucosinolate) and DIM (diindolymethane) and both play a big role in supporting the liver with oestrogen detoxification. In fact, these nutrients are so powerful that you may recognise them - they're often found in oestrogen clearance supplements! Probiotic foods such as kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi and yoghurt help create a healthy gut microbiome and ensure that the bacteria which helps to eliminate oestrogen, the estrobolome, is well supported and that beta-glucuronidase, the enzyme that reactivates oestrogen (causing it to be reabsorbed into the blood stream), is prevented from getting too high. A caveat here is that if you have SIBO you may find probiotic foods aggravating. I would start slowly with one tablespoon and increase to tolerance over time. B6 foods such turkey, fish, seeds, nuts like pistachios, lentils, eggs, and a moderate amount of organic pasture-raised red meat helps to detoxify old and excess oestrogen and raise progesterone levels. Lignans from nuts and seeds, particularly pumpkin, sunflower, sesame and potentially flax (if you respond well to it) help bind and remove oestrogen. Flax can have weak oestrogenic effects, and is often recommended to help lower oestrogen dominance symptoms . However, I recommend being mindful here as I am not the only practitioner to have witnessed endo symptoms and oestrogen dominance symptoms worsening from flax, so I would just see how you personally respond. Having said that, lots of doctors, nutritionists and health coaches see an improvement, but just have an awareness when you try and if you try flax. Hopefully it works well for you! Let's get social! Come say hello on Instagram or sign up to my newsletter. Sign up to the wait list for my course, Live and Thrive with Endo here. My new Nutrition for Endo Masterclasses are out now and are on special offer for Black Friday. Get one masterclass for £29.99 (full price £40) or both for £50. Find out more here. My cookbook This EndoLife, It Starts with Breakfast is out now! Get 28 anti-inflammatory, hormone friendly recipes for living and thriving with endometriosis. Order your copy here. If you feel like you need more support with managing endometriosis, you can join Your EndoLife Coaching Programme. A 1-to-1 three month health and life coaching programme to help you thrive with endometriosis. To find out more about the programme and to discuss whether it could be right for you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website. This episode is sponsored by The Pod Farm. Learn all about how to start your own podcast with the complete course from The Pod Farm. Aimed at beginners, this course takes a simple and straightforward approach to planning, equipment buying, setting up, recording, editing and hosting your own podcast. With hours of audio and video materials, and downloadable guides and useful links, this multimedia approach aims to have something for every kind of learner. From now until April 15, newsletter subscribers get 20% off the course price. Visit www.thepodfarm.com to enroll or find out more This episode is sponsored by BeYou. Soothe period cramps the natural way with these 100% natural and discreet menthol and eucalyptus oil stick on patches and CBD range. Click here to find out more and to shop: https://beyouonline.co.uk This episode is sponsored by Semaine. Try their supplement for period pain and daily supplement for hormonal balance and PMS prevention with code ENDOLIFE to get 20% off your first order. Show Notes SIBO episodes Ep 99 with Dr Allison Siebecker Ep 97 My SIBO treatment plan Oestrogen dominance episodes Ep 104 Blood Sugar episodes Ep 88 Ep 81 Ep 66 Ep 55 Broccoli sprouts and cruciferous veg Magdalena Wszelaki broccoli sprouts Changes in levels of urinary estrogen metabolites after oral indole-3-carbinol treatment in humans Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) and its Major Derivatives: Their Pharmacokinetics and Important Roles in Hepatic Protection Estrobolome Alisa Vitti Histamine The 4-Phase Histamine Reset Plan B6 The Interactions between Vitamin B6 and Hormones Nutritional factors in the etiology of the premenstrual tension syndromes Dr Jolene Brighten B6 Lignans Dr Joelene Brighten on seed cycling and flax Lara Briden explains phytoestrogens
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Dr. Anthony Cahill became a doctor after struggling for years with chronic low back and neck pain. After seeing hundreds of acupuncturists, chiropractors, healers, massage therapists, physical therapists, he stumbled onto a doctor at a health fair that was doing something entirely different than everyone else.The relief was immediate, years of pain erased in seconds. After a short treatment period, this doctor inspired doctor Cahill to continue his healing journey, and seek out methods no others were using effectively. Now after 25 years of exploration, he's ready for you, wherever you are. Connect with him today here https://www.ahumanengineer.com/ The transcription below is machine generated and is not edited: Unknown Speaker 0:00 Your journey has been an interesting one up to hear you've questioned so much more than those around you. You've even questioned yourself as to how you could have grown into these thoughts. Am I crazy? When did I begin to think differently? Why do people in general appear so limited in this process? Rest assured, you are not alone. The world is slowly waking up to what you already know inside yet can't quite verbalize. Welcome to the spiritual dough podcast, the show that answers the questions you never even knew to ask, but knew the answers to questions about you, this world, the people in it? And most importantly, how do I proceed? Now moving forward? We don't have all the answers, but we sure do love living in the question. Time for another head of spiritual dub with your host, Brandon Handley. Let's get right into today's episode. Brandon Handley 0:40 Hey, there's spiritual soap. I'm on here today with Dr. T. He became a doctor after struggling for years with chronic low back and neck pain. After seeing hundreds of acupuncturist, chiropractors, healers, massage therapists, physical therapists, he stumbled onto a doctor at a health fair that was doing something entirely different than everyone else. The relief was immediate years of pain erases seconds. After a short treatment period, this doctor inspired Dr. T to continue his healing journey and seek out methods no others were using effectively. Now after 25 years of exploration. He's ready for you, wherever you are. Dr. T. Thanks for being on today. You're joining today. Out from Prescott, Arizona. Great to connect with you. I usually like to start these off with the whole idea that you and I are you I just saw this in some shamans study, right? Like we're these hollow bones. Right? Where Spirit just kind of fills us and speaks to us creative energies speaking to us and through us. And in this podcast, they're speaking through you to this audience in this very moment that can only be like there's a message that can only be delivered in this moment. What is that message today? Dr. T 1:53 Well, I think that, like myself, that we all believe that there's something greater and bigger than ourselves something bigger than the human physical experience, and that we're part of this larger divine family than what appears before our eyes. So I thanks a lot for having me here today. And I just think that anyone obviously listening in on this is the minds have to be open, we have to be open and just recognize that we're part of something bigger than ourselves. Brandon Handley 2:27 100%. And, yeah, I think you and I are talking a little bit here before he got going on this. But let's let's let's give a little background on what it is that you do. And what you found that you're so excited about and that you've learned over this past 25 years and just kind of muddle around in there until we until we get all the good juices. Dr. T 2:50 Well, I am a chiropractor, I thought it was gonna be adjusting bodies all day long. My father was a chiropractor. My brother's a chiropractor. And God just had a different journey for me. I think it was the second week in school. I came across the guy sitting in the back of the room. He was the instructor for the class. I had a couple of questions for him. I ran up and I was all excited new with all this, you know, and and he was teaching some energetic course back then I don't remember really exactly what it was. But he kind of just sat there and he kind of looks down. He says hold on a second with your question. Hold on, hold on right there. And he reaches down and touches his hand. He kind of looks off in the distance. He brings his finger up and he goes, Okay, well, what was your questions? And I said, What the heck was that? And he says all that was that was Cindy in Kentucky. She called me before breaking. She was having some heart murmurs. And I said, Okay, I'll see you later. Have a nice day. I kind of ran out like a dog with his tail between his legs, you know, oh, my God, this guy's crazy. It's not and I you know, I had I had ideas of spirituality before I got to school, but I was late into school. And my first class was age 35. And so anyhow, I just left and, and of course, looking back now, I realized he was probably an angel who probably popped down and that was a big moment because I, I really liked what he was teaching. He was like 92 years old back then. And I know he's long gone. Now, obviously, my CS 130. But he couldn't be. Anyhow, so I go to another seminar about two weeks later, and there's a guy sit in the back of the room and he's doing these odd motions with his hands. I could tell he was really intense, intently focused, and I walked away. So you're working on somebody somewhere else, right? And he says, yeah, don't tell anybody. People don't like that here. i So okay, so. Okay. All right. I'll see you later. And at the end of the day, I caught him for a moment and I say, So how exactly are you doing that? He says, Well, you know, I just I just see it happening. I see it just was working. And I said, Well, what do you see working and he said physiology is normal physiology and I was able to tell them how to do it and it works really well. So that was my introduction to all this remote work. And so I kind of veered off of the physical hands on bodywork at that moment in time, that was probably a month into my training. And I just started seeking out all the various energetic modalities that are out there, there's hundreds of them out there. And I just kept looking at them and seeing them and some work better than others. And some had more awareness of how the world really works. And so I really focused a lot of attention on those that that that worked better, and made made sense to me in the course of how we experience the world. And when I'm talking about that, of course, I'm going right to consciousness, and you know, being a conscious being and experiencing this physical body, moving through this physical space that we have the space and time, consciousness is how, you know, that's, that defines how we are all one. As you know, I'm sure you think of an old friend you haven't seen in a while, and he calls you out of the blue, hey, what's going on? I'm out here in Phoenix. Having a good time in the desert, it's nice and warm, you got to come out and and, or you'll see somebody to store and they'll, they'll say, Hey, you remember, you'll think of somebody you haven't seen in 20 years. And, and and then you go to the store and you'll run into somebody who you see all the time. Hey, guess who I just heard of? Yeah, I heard that. So and so got in a car accident, he's busted up in the hospital. It's like, wow, you know, how do these, you know, they're these intricacies? These little connects the synchronicities happen. And so I've spent, you know, 20 some odd years looking at, you know, how all these things work? How can we alter that? How can we use how can we use this knowledge of quantum mechanics basically, to access and utilize this field that we're all in, you know, get? I think that the you know, we've come up with the term apply quantum mechanics, and that's what kind of is how I describe what it is that I'm that I'm doing. And then of course, we, you know, we bring in angels who bring in the angelic realm. And now we're doing things that really are just absolutely mind blowing, and right in front of your eyes, and nearly instantaneously. And if it is instantaneously, it's within a second or two. So sometimes it takes longer for some people. So that's kind of how I got you know, where I'm at. Now I've I've, I was studying all these different things. And I was working at the time of working on people practicing as I was at school, because I was a massage therapist before I started studying for chiropractic. So I had a license to practice. And I was slowly bringing in some of these other energetic techniques. And using these nine people do some massage, and I would do some of these other techniques. And one of these guys who I've been working with, he was a racecar driver, they had a really awful accident, we were able to take care of really about 90% of all these things he had wrong. But I was seeing him pretty regularly. I was seeing him probably every two weeks. And so we get to know somebody over the course of a year, year and a half of seeing them for something that really no one else is able to help him. And I helped him with the work that the guy used on me that got me out of out of pain. So I went and studied all that work. And so I use that on him when he came in and he was he's great as it goes, Hey, what's going on? So well. Mom's in a hospital in Dallas, they don't think she's gonna make it. They're looking for a heart transplant. They're saying that a quadruple bypass won't help her. It's so bad. And I got to get on a plane, I had to cancel all my work. I gotta get on a plane and fly home tonight. And, you know, say goodbye, basically. And I think if I remember right, he said that he couldn't get on a plane that night. It wasn't gonna be until morning. So he was obviously really concerned. And I said, Well, you know, there's this little thing that supposedly we could do from here. We were in Los Angeles. She was in a hospital in Dallas. And so he said, Absolutely. Let's give it a try. And so he sat down and we worked on her and I remember right, it was 15 and this is 20. This is 20 some odd years ago now, I think I think it was five or 10 minute treatment is all we did. And he called me the next morning eight o'clock in the morning is Yellen in the phony just couldn't believe it. She she got up at three in the morning. And Tuffle Texan woman got up at three o'clock in the morning, yanked all our tubes out ever walked out of the hospital, got a taxi cab and took her home. That was my first remote case. So I wasn't tossed into this where was something like that there's no disbelief anymore. So that was that's how that's that's how I got to where I'm at here. Brandon Handley 9:43 Not for sure for sure. When you talk about the work that was that initiated you what specifically because it happened to you where you experienced the healing on you. First, can you talk a little bit about that? Dr. T 10:02 I couldn't feel my legs, I would lose control of my bowels, I would pee my pants. I had knives stuck in my low back front of my back and kind of moved around. It went up and down my spine. It was it was absolutely debilitating. Absolutely 24/7. I had that since I was about 18. I grew up on a farm in Illinois. So when you grow up in a farm, you do a lot of work you shouldn't be doing, you get a lot of opportunities for injury on farms, very dangerous occupation, especially for a kid and you just don't know better. You know, you that's just how it is. That's what you do. So I was in pain for almost six or seven, eight years at that level. And this is pretty embarrassing as a 23 year old, 24 year old. You know, being unable to do stuff that others are. So in we were we were going camping, it was my ex girlfriend, we're going camping. And she was the one who was wanting to get into the healing at the time. And so we'd already looked some chiropractic colleges and a few other things, acupuncture schools as she wanted to do. And there was a health fair in town on our way out of town. I was like, I don't want to go to welfare. I already know I'm going to see I already have $30,000 I know half the people there. And I did. I knew half of the doctors there. Well, there was one doctor and Dr. Collins and his last name finally popped into my mind. He was he was behind the curtain doing it look like pretty much muscle testing people for nutritional deficiencies and things and, and I just thought, well, here's this guy doing something different than everybody else because everybody else was doing the same thing. And I mean, I walked around the it was a pretty large auditorium. I walked around a couple times looking at things and my girlfriend was talking to different booths and I walked back over there and sure enough, the girl steps Well, hey, it's fine for you. Anthony. He'll come come come on back. And so I get back in there and I sit down and and I go okay, here you go. These people whoa, whoa, hold on what's going on? And I just said, I damn near a broken to tears. It's just been so long. And I was at the end of my rope. I mean, I was 30 I was 30 I think I was 30 years old. And and I told him and he says Well, let me just see something here. Just hold here you kind of touched a couple spots on me. And he says Here lie on your side and I lie on my side. I'm like you know I've had the side posture 1000 times by chiropractor's is not it's gonna make it worse, unfortunately. He said, Ah, bring your leg up this way, start digging into my abdomen, pushing tissues away. He dug so deep. I don't think I've ever had anyone ever come near there. I don't think I've ever done that to anybody. It was so deepened into my through my through all my viscera, right to my spine. And then he had been moved by leg and basically it let go. And what that was was a so as muscle was welded, welded to the sciatic nerve, the sciatic nerve, and the autonomic chain, which is which controls your bodily functions. And I mean it, it hurt like hell. I mean, to say it lightly, it was unbelievable. And he did it like three times and say that it's time to go for a walk. So I got up and I started walking. And I think that was like the second or third time I was in the presence of angels. The lights came on. The music wasn't quite like that, but I could Brandon Handley 13:31 see oh, yeah, look at you. Sounds like he was able to heal something that you had thought you were gonna have for life. I mean, call it whatever you want, you know, touch whatever Highway to Heaven, whatever. Like, you know, there's this is somebody who's come in and, you know, you don't know maybe saved your life. Right? It sounds like you were in enough pain and probably depressed it to a point where like, you know, look not for nothing. I know if I'm an adult, and I'm shitting and pissing my pants like, I'm not feeling great about life. Dr. T 14:01 Right? Like it's coming to an end. It's coming to an end. Ya know, it was coming to an end. Yeah. So Brandon Handley 14:06 you got a guy down here, you've run into him by chance something you weren't even going to go to you like, Screw it. Let's go hop into it. saves your life. Dr. T 14:14 Yeah, changed my life saved my life. No question of it without him. I'm sure I would not be sitting here talking to you. You know, we all have had these angelic experiences in different ways. And some, you know, young people, we just discard this regardless, you know, people we just tend to disregard it. But it would not surprise me at all to find out one day Yeah, actually, he wasn't angel. He was at the right place at the right time to completely change the direction of my life. And God bless him forever in gratitude for him. And it has it has it's like being reborn when you have this happen. And I've been fortunate enough to have this happen in a whole lot of people now. And I'll never forget When he said to me after I saw I went to I started working with him. Once we got back from camping, we did a 15 day hike up in the mountains over 50 miles, backpacks, no pain at all, no problem at all. And I mean, I've never had any of those issues since. But we got back. And so I worked with him for about five or six months, and about a six month after I had done through four or five different jobs. He says, you know, Tony, you really, you know, I've known you for six months, you've had 10 jobs. You're so guarded. You're just curious. I mean, you figure this stuff out. And then, and then you know, they're on to the next one. So yeah, I can't stand it. Hey, Dad, he said, Well, the only thing you'll never figure out is the human body. You will never ever figure out how to help everybody. And sadly, he's correct. I can't help everyone. But I've been able to figure out how to help a lot. And I owe that. I mean, I'll never forget that day, he told me that I went to massage school, I studied that work that he used on me. And then and then eventually, I just I just woke up one day. And it was just in my mind plain as day as we're sitting here talking that it was time to go to school. And so I did 35 I started college. Brandon Handley 16:15 That's awesome. And so you you went in, you went in the same kind of vein as your family. Right? You started, you started this in a chiropractic space. But then you you quickly understood the impact that energy healing could have on somebody. And as far as I can tell, like you just be chased after like, get this should be, this should be something everybody should be doing. I want to learn how to do it. You get to a point where you meet up with the racecar guy, right? You heal on him. And then you and you're doing close proximity, right? Like I think that if I don't know what the hell it is, I'm reading right now. But it's some book, you know about the biofield. Right? Where you got you got about six feet, give or take around the body, right where this energy field and and you're comfortable at this point, working within that six foot energy field, right? You're like, I got this. I'm good here. And then and then you get this opportunity to just say, You know what? Sounds like a last ditch effort. Your mom could be dying tonight. Let's let's try this thing. Right. I've heard about it. I believe in it. I know what can be done. I don't know if I can do it. But let's, let's give it a go. You do it you have that moment. What happens after that? Like, would you share that with some of your family? Do you tell them? What are some steps that were you had after that? Dr. T 17:42 Well, I don't really share that I didn't really share with anybody at all. i i You know it back then it was still so it's still so far out. I mean, you know, you've heard of remote healers. And you know, some some people may have tried them. And I've tried a few I didn't really have any results at all, personally, you know, with in this particular case, she got on a plane and she was like, she was like, What the hell the heck is this? I'm coming out. She came out to Los Angeles a treasure for I don't know, maybe two weeks every other day for two weeks. And I was using some you know, some work that's still out there of the time, I was using neural link as a guy from a really great doctor osteopath out in New Zealand. It's good work. I saw was using that at the time, I think mostly primarily, and a few other things that I've learned locally in Los Angeles. But she came in she was deaf walking. She looked. She looked over the dead her I mean, she looked 110 I mean, she you know she had emphysema, COPD, chronic pulmonary obstructive disease she had, oh God, you name it. She had it. She had all of that in the end. And I think I saw I treated her probably six times over those two weeks, she left. And then about a month and a half later he comes in and comes walking down my stairs and I look out the window. I didn't know he had a sister. And I opened it opened up the front door. I didn't know yet a sister. Hey, I'm Tony. And she says why Tony you dirty dog. It's me Susan. This woman had lost 40 years offer. I mean, she it I just I was shocked. And that was that was a real eye opener for me of like, oh, okay, so this energy stuff, you know, I didn't crack her I didn't have to do it and he just didn't do any chiropractic. I you know, that work is fairly light touch. But it's but it's rubbing the body in different areas. Well, what I've come to find is I don't need to do any of that. I can do it all without having you here I can You can be I don't know. You probably be on Mars. As long as you're alive. I can do it too. I mean, you know, that's consciousness. You know, even even consciousness has to have an effect on Mars if you're a conscious being a sentient being so you don't really kind of I really kind of kept it a secret from my family. until they started needing help. And so I've been, you know, I've helped them a lot over the years with the remote work that I do. And now they're kind of like they're just fully on board mom's totally on board. And, you know, they they're kind of really into this, and this remote angelic, you know, frequencies that we're able to we have access to. Brandon Handley 20:21 So, I mean, it's cool, right? Like you said, even now, even though I think it's more accepted, and acceptable now, because science is coming into line with it more so now than in the past 20 years, I think it's been an accelerated rate. You know, keeping a secret, right? Because you're like, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not stupid. I'm not gonna tell you, I don't need that shit. Right. Like, I just, I just want, it's great that I can do it. And And here, I'm gonna, I'm just gonna keep doing it. And and even to the degree where I imagine that the massage was almost a cover for the energy work that you were doing to heal people. Right. And you talked a little bit about, and I just brought it up to the the field. You mentioned, I mentioned the energy field. And you talked about the field that we're all in? Are you talking about a field of consciousness? Once you elaborate on what you mean by the field that we're all in a little bit for somebody who's not familiar? Dr. T 21:19 Well, it's just it's just the field of consciousness, you know, that can that can give the definition to everyone says, Well, we're all one. Well, how the hell are we all one? You're over there? You're in Philadelphia, I'm out here. What do you mean? Well, that's that idea that you think of somebody you love. And that message goes right through to them. And so And there's, there's a million examples of this in nature. And then we can start getting further into and breaking it down into different areas like Rupert Sheldrake 's work with regards to morphic fields, and how they give shape to structure. And, and so, you know, consciousness is just how, how I believe we are able to access it to get information from someone, and then be able to use intention, because intention is what drives consciousness. You know, if we're just floating on the sea, we don't have a carrot, we have no intention or mind at all work, that's kind of what we're doing. We're just kind of drifting around. With what I'm teaching, what I'm doing is I'm using focused, focused intent to drive a change through information given via consciousness. So so if we are all one, it must mean that everything within this field, we must be able to have access to in some manner. So that's something else that I'm teaching is how to access that field, ask to ask it, hey, what's going on? Brandon, he's calling me with, you know, he's got a floater in one of his eyes, what the hell's going on in there. And so we're able to access that field for that information. And once we have that, then we can use various techniques on primarily teaching how to direct angels to make changes in every system of the body, circulatory, nervous system, immune system, endocrine system on and so that's a whole, you know, that's like a not that's a field within a field. People like our angels part of consciousness. Well, heck, I don't know. I don't think they are. That's why it That's why I teach that, that they're there. You know, you know, that could be a lower realm, I don't know, could be a higher realm. I don't know. They just have their own realm. I don't, I have no idea. But what works is what I'm teaching and what I'm teaching is how to how to use have a dial. It's a biofeedback mechanism that we can use to access consciousness, to ask questions about what's going on within some within something in consciousness. So does that mean our plants and our plants allow our plants part of consciousness? Of course they are. So we can fix a tree, we can fix a field, we can have an effect on, you know, on plants, plants, animals, absolutely any animal anywhere. I just ran into a little baby rabbit, bunny rabbit walking through a field a couple days ago, and I needed help. How do I know I ask, I ask if it needs help. And I'm able to access this field of consciousness that we're all in and then use intention to direct angels to do the healing intention. You know, intention is what drives is what drives the the field of consciousness. And as we hone that skill, it's I believe it's a part of your brain that can be honed and it can be amplified. And it can become instantaneously really powerful, especially with especially if you have the right training. It took me a long time to figure this out how I could how I could pass this on. And I think I've come up with a way that is just it. So far, it's just been absolutely mind blowing. I'm getting emails every day from people who have taken my class, they're doing things that this just absolutely unbelievable. And it's really kind of fun teaching it because now they're not my clients anymore, I have room for new people. Brandon Handley 25:16 How much of what you are doing, what you say, requires faith and belief? Dr. T 25:32 Well, I believe a lot of it. And that's one of the things I teach, one of my models in my class is seeing is believing. And when you see it, you believe it. And when you believe it, your faith can come up. And so we're doing stuff we're making sure I'm making, I'm making sure that first day people are seeing things, because well, a lot of these people have seen have been to different doctors, and I've seen a lot of them, you know, three quarters of the class that none of those people have ever seen me have never been my clients, but they've seen other people. And so we've seen enough, and they're really probably most of them signed up, signed up out of curiosity. So I think curiosity is a really big part of what I'm teaching also. Because if you're curious, you're open. If you're not open, if you already know at all, if you already, you know, this is this is how it's done, then you're just not going to do well with what I teach, you have to be curious, because curiosity allows you to come from a neutral point, a neutral standpoint, because if you're curious, you don't know. And so you're able to ask a better question. And you're able to have a better opportunity for this instantaneous healing. And, you know, seeing is believing. And as you as as you, you do it once, all of a sudden, you're just, I mean, it's amazing that this last class was amazing. Granted, because I think it was maybe the third hour, I go through all the mechanics, I go through all the all the applied quantum mechanics of how this works and how consciousness works. And really, I really break it down into all these really cool little examples of problems. This is how that's done. That's how it's done. And here's what how we make these changes. And, and I'll say, Okay, anybody have something they've had for a long time? It's fine. If Samantha had bad ankle, you know, oh, yeah, hand goes up bad ankle 35 years, the twisted high school football. It's never been the same. Okay, Susie, what would you do what I just taught you to that ankle across the other side of the room over there? So as soon as he goes, Oh, just just do what I just showed you. As soon as he does what I just showed her? And I said, Okay, would you stand up, she stands up, and the guy stands up, and he says, Oh, my God, it's 100%. Gone. And everyone says really? They couldn't even believe it. So would you jump up and down for me, please, jumping up and down, wiggling all this weight on that ankle hopping around the room like a bunny rabbit? And I said, No. Anybody else not see this? Did you? Do we pay you to do this? This this acting? No, it's not. So that's how it starts, you know, this, this? And I don't blame, you know, it's just funny. It's like, really, that that's what what just happened there. And, you know, and so we've had, we've had, we've had so many examples of this. We had a woman whose arm was completely dislocated out of the socket moves around a forward arm fall out of the socket. Now I know. Any Western medicine doctor, any most chiropractors, most acupuncturist who were watching if any of these people watched physical therapist would say that's impossible. Well, it's not we all saw it, we all watched it, she reached her own auto, her left, her shoulder would come out of the socket and drop down to here. Alright, so she will forward or to the side down here, raise it up overhead, the whole thing would plop out and he was hanging down below here. And, and, you know, I was just like, Okay, so we're going, you know, we're gonna fix that here. And, you know, the mouse just hit the table. I mean, yes, impossible. That's impossible. That's okay. It's impossible. 120 people are sitting here thinking it's impossible. And it was impossible effects with 20 people sitting there thinking it was impossible. So once we got that out of their minds, we treated her and it's probably the only treatment I did the entire weekend. 100% resolved and probably 90% of was emotional. Brandon Handley 29:31 On her end, and I think I think I think it's really cool, too, that you bring up a really good point, I guess, you know, if you're if you're in a room, and this is just me speculating and thinking about the situation. If you're in a room full of 20 people who all don't believe it and who all don't see it, there's going to be an impedance. Right to to to healing, because I think that was going to be around my other other question. Do you find it Think about the whole idea of the placebo effect, right? And the placebo effect is anything that's effective that, you know, above, you know, 50% or whatever, that, you know. But I always wonder I'm like, nobody's ever talking about like, the no SIBO, right? Like, you know, what about the people that just simply don't believe they can be cured? Right? Are those people standing in the way of their cure? Right? So, you know, so what you're sitting in a room full of is the know, SIBO? Right, you know that there's people like throwing up like this energetic wall, or like massive interference to energy being able to be delivered? Am I on the right path? Or, you know, what are your thoughts there? Dr. T 30:43 Oh, absolutely. You're on the right path. And, you know, so many times those No, CBOs are proven wrong, and I never mind never bothers me to do that. And that kind of goes back to what we talked about when we first got on here is that, you know, those who, whatever the thing is those who say it can't be done, she stopped interrupting the person doing it. Brandon Handley 31:04 Fair enough. I mean, so I mean, so are you saying then to like that, I guess your willpower strength and belief in what you're doing is more powerful than their disbelief? Dr. T 31:17 Yes, but powerful is, uh, you know, it's a loaded word, I would say, my mind, the frequency that we're able to raise is more more in resonance with their disbelief, you know, so, so, so the disbelief is usually from the conscious mind, you know, so ah, you know, this ground is solid is stone, it's not moving around? Well, we know it is. And, and so I think a lot of that a lot of that no sequel is impossible have that happen. A lot of that's from the conscious mind. And a lot of the work that we do is subconscious is underneath that low, you know, that layer of resistance, and you you get it as you and how do we affect the subconscious mind, that's intention. And if you present something to the subconscious mind to consider, that may be a better operating system than it's experiencing? I don't care how much disbelief you have. It goes right through and it works. Yeah, and it changes. And then you have a client for life. Sure. Because they're coming in thinking, There's no way anybody can help me, they have been everywhere. And, you know, it's always nice to have the people that come from somebody that had a, you know, a really amazing experience, because they're already on board. And when they're on board, they're accessing me, you know, they're accessing my field, they're accessing the field of everybody, I've been able to help. And they come in ready, you know, they're ready for it. So that's obviously what you prefer. And then you know, the placebo effect is greatly under utilized. It's, you know, we, we could talk all night long about, you know, the double gold standard for studies. Well, we, we know that the act of observation changes the outcome of an experiment, that's Heisenberg's principle, I'm sure you're well aware of that. So that means that these people who are doing who are studying everything, everything from child seat safety to the newest heart drug, are all influencing the very thing they're studying, they should have to have blindfolds on not be paid to lock in Faraday cages, and have the experiments go without them being able to see it or even know about it now. So so that that's, you know, that's kind of where we're at with some of this stuff, Brandon Handley 33:35 certainly hard to get an objective outcome, when you're being paid to run the study by the person who, you know, is going to benefit from whatever that outcome is directed towards them talking big pharma here, but you know, you know, what are you going to do just happens to be the world that we're in right now. And to me, you know, that just makes kind of the world that you and I inhabit, kind of that much more beautiful, right? Like just kind of breaking through the veil and be like, Oh, shit, it's been a lot of bullshit. I'm not here, I'm not here to do really, that I'm here to live my life and just realize how it can be lived. Right? And share that with anybody else that I think similar to what you're doing or like, here's, here's some stuff I've come across. You don't have to believe it, in order to receive it as it were. And I'll show you that and you can walk away thinking whatever you want type of thing. So you I love the idea of the focus intent to drive change to information. I love the idea of the biofeedback mechanism again, in reading like, I guess in this in this book, I wish I had it here. So upstairs, but in working with this energetic field, just literally a question for me. When you're working with this field, and you're working with the energetic field, like like I said, we kind of know we have an idea that's about six foot like around like that tour route. We're oil field right around the body. Are you is the biofeedback mechanism you're getting? Are you able to feel that and sense it as like kind of like blockages or just disturbances and energy around a person? Or what's your What do you mean by biofeedback mechanism? Dr. T 35:16 How do you Well, it's a test. So there's a number of ways you can use your hands to or different muscles in your body to to test. And so we, what I'm, what I'm teaching is how to use this, this powerful feedback mechanism there's there's a million of them out there it's everything from muscle testing to know guys with the rods looking for the waterhole, there's a lot of these are out there, I just I'm good at finding a lot of things and making them really simple. And I've just discovered that I'm a really good teacher, I know how to teach it. And so once you learn how to get in and ask simple, simple questions, yes or no questions, we have menus that you follow down to figure out what's going on in the body. So say you come in with leg pain? Well, is it a physical? Is it? Is it in the physical realm? Is it emotional issue or is a spiritual issue? And so then we just start chunking down those different? Once we get into one of those regions, we just chunk it down to find out, you know, what, what's the highest priority? What's going to have the biggest effect? Because what are we using the mechanism for? So you're talking about the biofield. The biofield is physical, that's a field you put out by your nervous system, your heart puts it out, your nervous system puts it out. But what does that what does that connected to? That's connected to consciousness? And that's what we're going after. We're going after we are accessing consciousness using a biofeedback mechanism to dissertation from consciousness, what the hell is going on? And Brandon, why is his leg hurt? And in you know, so many times they Oh, my leg hurt? Well, I did this, you know, I, you know, I stepped off, I took a wrong step off off a ladder, and I landed, what's your appears to be something physical, but it may not be. And and so we so we come from a place of curiosity, a place of neutrality, because you making taking that step you could have your mind could have been drifting into a moment of fear that you had fallen off a high place sometime. Yeah, the physical impact hurt the leg, he probably tore, some ligaments probably did some of that. But consciousness will lead us to the priority, which was the emotional effect. And then we will work. Once we're done with that we'll work back towards the things to fix the physical aspect. So we're talking about two different things, we're talking about the bio field, which is real. And we do get inside that bio field and do some work in there. And in my class are some things that you can do within that field, that are really fascinating, really, amazingly powerful. Again, I've just gotten rid of all the junk that I've studied, I've studied, I could walk around this house and show you stacks of books. So there's a room full of books and so many things I've studied. But it just doesn't, it doesn't deliver what I feel like we the this, this precipice we're on with this work is, it really truly is mind blowing. If we don't have if we don't have a miracle a day, I'm pretty shocked. And if we don't have four or five a day, I'm like, Oh, come on. Now. Let's do that. Got it. We got to find some new people or I'm gonna need some help. Brandon Handley 38:31 Right. I guess I guess, um, sounds to me like and, you know, could be from anywhere a little bit of Hawkins work like David Hawkins with like, kind of doing doing some of that, but I'm sure expanded and then refined to your own practice. So yeah, I Dr. T 38:46 love David David. Fantastic, great spiritual teacher, fantastic spiritual teacher, I am not a spiritual teacher. I am I can address a number of spiritual issues. Ya know, his and his work is, you know, I mean, it's in them that, you know, it's right up right up. My alley. Power versus force, right. Yeah. What, what book really got me going into that some of these things and, and, you know, he's a great spiritual teacher. But he was not doing the kind of stuff we're doing. We're using this stuff clinically. So no, Brandon Handley 39:19 I mean, I guess a little bit of the muscle testing right Dr. T 39:21 was Yeah, and we don't do any of that. Okay. I think I'm onto something way more powerful. It's different. Yeah. Different, different. Just different. You know, my casting has, uh, you know, has there's a lot of inherent flaws and muscle testing, the show people teaching it aren't even aware of Sure. And so, you know, yeah, I'm curious. I'm curious. All right. It helps us doing this. Why is that not doing that? I've always been curious. I've got myself in trouble. And, you know, I'm on my eighth life. I got to be careful. Brandon Handley 39:47 For sure. Yeah, I love I love the idea, though, that you're you're you're you're going in there and you're using your biofeedback mechanism and you've got like a kind of a checklist where you you know, Hey, is it Is it physical? Is it you know, is it spiritual? Could be? And maybe and then like, is this mental, emotional, and that's where like you're getting your your strongest pushback. And then and then you're saying, hey, the priority here is in this space. And now, and now, you know, what you found for yourself is that you're now teaching this, you want to talk a little bit about what these classes look like, and the type of people that are joining your work. Yeah, Dr. T 40:25 everybody, it's, it's everyone joining, we had this last class. So we had, we had a 45 year old chiropractor. He's going to be the only class he's ever taken. He's do I've done a testimonial for I'm very proud of, he would, he wouldn't leave me alone, I kind of had to ditch him. I'm kidding, Greg, if you heard this ever, he, you know, I can only handle so much praise. But you know, he really just said, he just gave me the highest compliments. It was such an honor to have him there. And we had a what else we had, we had a physical therapist, we had a medical doctor, we had a dancer, we had massage therapists, we had, you know, a CEO of a very large international corporation, secretaries, we had everybody all walks of life did the training, and everybody left being able to do this. So I'm really, I'm really humbled by what we've put together. You know, 20 years ago, when I first met that doctor, who was there, we were we were having a drink after a seminar. And he was at, and we did some work on each other. We did some stuff on some people, some other peers who were there. So when are you going to teach us what? Well, you know, all, you know, all of this stuff on this? Yeah. But you just you just know how to show it to me in a way that I understand what the hell are you going to teach this? And so for 20 years, every time I see him, he's like, What are you gonna teach? When are you going to teach this? So I finally decided about five years ago to start writing it down. And over the course of five years, it just started, it just started really being revealed. And I thought that was that was, you know, that was an intention, you know, it was my intention was, hey, it's time I'm not young, anything, I'm not a young whippersnapper anymore. And, and so took me about five years to have it to a place where I felt okay, I can pass this on now. And do it in a way that I'm comfortable with, because I am, I do expect everybody to have good results with this and understand it, you know, a lot of the seminars that you would go to have gone to over the years, you know, you get back to the office, just like what the heck, I'm completely lost, I have no idea how to even start to implement this. Where's A, B, C, and D, I need something simple. Now I'm a doctor, but I'm not that smart. So, so the class I pulled all of this knowledge. And, you know, I've modified or modulate all of it in different manners. And then I've plugged in my own observations. And these these observations, once I set that intention to have this be able to form this class, we get these insights. And all these, these are angels, you know, they they whisper in your ear, they they go, Hey, did you check this? Did you look at that? And then I would and then when I start asking questions every now and then I just get a little tiny, little tiny thought. And that would be the answer to my question to my inquiry. And once I had enough of those, what you know, one of them is this biofeedback mechanism. Another one is how to be more powerful. And in asking the angels to do something, and and you start having these, once you start, once you start seeing, once you start seeing it, you start believing it, and pretty soon, pretty soon I had a whole stack, we have a very large manual that we go through, I've actually have to take a whole bunch out because it's it just takes too long to teach it all. So I'm going to have to do a masterclass. But but not until I have enough people trained in doing this first portion. Because the results you have with just those are absolutely, absolutely mind blowing. I mean, I could talk all night long about what the graduates already doing. They're just having tremendous results with animals with each other, got an email from a mother whose son I've worked on for at least two years, all his stuff is gone. She took it home, fix him herself. And, you know, God bless her. I you know, that's, that's what I did this class for. You know, you can't fix everyone sometimes, you know, I might be, you know, console, he's the best at this right? And I can teach it to you, and you might be more resonance with that person and be better at it right off, because, you know, who knows how many angels there are right there. There are some people out there talking, you know, putting numbers on them and who gets to use them and this and that. That's all baloney. I think they're unlimited. And I think more some will listen to you more than they will meet. And that's how it's been. That's my that's clinically what I'm seeing with my graduates. So the class is, was three days long. It's It's full is mind blowing. Every single person in there is doing it before they leave, I won't let anybody out if they're not doing it. And we're just doing some really cool stuff. You know, I just think we're doing really cool things. We're doing some group healings, we're finding that five people focusing is more powerful than 120. People focusing is more powerful than five. So we're finding it and we're able to, we're just, we're just really setting this thing up where it's absolutely fun, and absolutely amazing. And I'm all about the fun and amazing part. You know, if you saw my model somewhere, I'm done when there is no fun. And that's, that's for sure. i That's me. I don't I don't want to be here. If it's not fun anymore. Brandon Handley 45:51 I get that for sure. For sure. When you're talking about, I guess, connecting with these angels, and, you know, being able to receive messages, would you liken that to the Akashic field? Or would you say something different? Dr. T 46:05 I think I, you know, I, you know, I don't know, obviously, if you're, you're talking to a farmer. Brandon Handley 46:12 I mean, just just top of mind, right? Well, I Dr. T 46:14 Well, I think what's happening with it with people, because, you know, I've done some of the Akashic record stuff, I've done some of the studies with that. And, you know, I never, ever found it to be powerful enough for me, and what I believe is happening, I think you're accessing consciousness. And I think that it's legitimate. It's one of the things that I'm teaching in the in the classes clairaudience, which is similar to allow the Akashic Record readings. But we're able to change these, you know, we're able to use this knowledge with these tools that I've put together to make unbelievable healthy changes in the body, we're fixing stuff is just unfixable. And so, you know, some of the people doing those kinds of readings, they're, they're hearing the messages, and many times they're able to pass them on. But Gosh, darn it, don't tell me this comes from a past life, and you can't help me with it. I mean, I hear this every single day, I'm in the office, just about I heard it this morning, you know, all those fibroids are from a past life, you know, it's like, okay, fine, did she fix them for you? Or did the person fix them for you, help you with them tell you some way to get rid of them? Right. And the funny thing was, I was actually I was actually working on past life frequencies and this woman when she said that to me. So that's also consciousness, you know, it's also us connecting and her, you know, talent, you know, me saying, you know, she's reading, she's kind of reading my mind, you know? So, you know, so in the Claire audiences, know that that occurs when you're working with somebody, you know, we're entangling with them. That's whether you're sitting in front of me, or whether you're on the other side of the planet right now. We're entangled, and you're borrowing too much information, you have to send me a check. Got a smile. Brandon Handley 48:07 On his stuff, so do I mean, I love it. Right. Like I just, you know, I was just curious whether or not you would like it, you know, that, you know, listening and tuning into angels see classic field? I don't know, right. I don't have that experience. Neither either way, but I'm always curious what your interpretation is your look, you're using the energy, it's working. I don't have too many other questions at the end of the day, right? Like, that's me, right? What I you obviously love to learn how to do it too. Sure. But in the end of the day, if you always love the Wayne Dyer, you know, audio, that where he talks about, he's got hemorrhoids, and somebody comes up, and there's a crystal chair the points over to the crystal chair. And he says that, that chairs gonna, you know, clear your hemorrhoids. I'm gonna go sit on that chair. Right. Like, I mean, that's just that's to sit. Dr. T 49:00 Yeah, yeah, absolutely. Brandon Handley 49:01 So the work that you're doing, if it's working, it's working on humans is working on people working on plants, and working on pets. I think that I think that the work that you're doing super awesome. I love that you're teaching it. Is there anything else you would want to touch on in this space? At this moment? We got a little bit a couple more minutes. And I didn't know whether or not like there's anything that we hadn't touched on just said that you might want to? Dr. T 49:24 Well, I would just say quickly about what you just talked about with the Akashic records that that I'm sure that you that if you haven't had that experience, yet, at some moment in time, you will, and you just haven't been taught how to recognize it. And it could just be something as simple thought that that's a weird thought. And that will open up that access for you more more so as you're just you know, continue doing what you're doing because you're not going to be able to help it because you're you're the spiritual don't master. And so, you know, and when it first happens, you'll you'll be you'll deny it and you'll Your contract your mind will be like, Ah, I don't think that was much and, and then you'll find out that you didn't pay attention to it and you should have you can maybe 40 had that happen, I don't know. But anyhow, pay attention for that, because I think it's going to start happening if it hasn't. The only other thing I'd like to touch on is that is I would like to mention our website is a human engineer, an engineer, calm, it has all the bells and whistles, all the stuff we have, this is why I'm out here doing this, I always I just kind of figured I would drift off into the sunset doing, you know, my stuff, one on ones, and my clients are the ones who put me up to this, Sharon's out there and she's ever hears this, she's the one who for four or five, six years will come in once a month and say, We got to find a bigger platform, you got to help more people, you got to teach this stuff. And so what we've done is we put together these programs, and so it's one of them is got your back. And so if you have any kind of pain in your back your body, I don't care if it's to top your head, back, your heels, your back your legs anywhere you get on and we do one session a week, since an hour long session for four weeks. And so and it's with 50, could be with five, it could be with 100 other people, it doesn't matter. But so we have that program, we have crazy unknown shift. We've got an emotional one coming up. I think we have migraines coming up. We've got just different these different programs. About six years ago, we did some group healings first a very short period of time. And the results were magnificently unbelievable. The hard part was we didn't have the backbone to do it. I didn't have a team of people to answer the emails to get back to run it and do all that stuff. And so I just gave up on it. Well, Sharon wouldn't stop on me. And she introduced me to Jamie, who had set all this stuff up and put this in motion. So we're doing these programs now. And if you're having difficulty, and no one's been able to help you crazy unknown shift is probably what you got. And the programs are set up so that if you don't like it, you get your money back. And there's no doctor doing any of that. I think all the money I spent over the years of my time trial and error, all the studies I've done, I'm sure I'm over a million dollars into it, and never wants to get a dime back. So if after the first hour, you're like, Yeah, nothing happened. I don't want to do this, we're sending your money back. So that's just unheard of in this field. Dad, I'm really, really proud of that. And then Brandon Handley 52:32 the we my wife and I went out to eat dinner probably a couple weeks ago, and there was a waitress in there who had been told she was basically she was gonna die, right? bed rest for four years. And she said pretty much the same thing. Like she was obviously she was set up and walk in and she was cured by a doctor. But she said that pretty much the same thing. Like how many how many places do you go to where you pay for a service that if it doesn't work, you don't get your money back? Right where like you go to like all these different doctors like she had and like you're talking about so I think it's really great that you're offering a service that if if somebody is not satisfied with it and doesn't see the results that you're offering their money back and I think that that's that's really cool and it's definitely not something you see any other doctor practicing. So love to hear that. Dr. T, I have like one section here, right? I love to I love to play that this is almost like a spiritual speed dating, right? Like somebody is tuning in to looking for like the next spiritual date. Dr. T, you could be got a question to ask and depending on how long we go with the questions, you ready? Sure. All right. Dear, spiritual Bachelor Number one, what is the greatest quality humans possess? Dr. T 54:00 Love being able to love, give love, receive love, experience, the feeling of love. That's the greatest quality we have without question. Love is the most important thing in our existence. Just being being alive. Hopefully, hopefully, we come in with love come in here because of love and are able to share love and leave in a loving way. That would be I think that's the most incredible thing we possess for sure. Brandon Handley 54:29 One of the things that I find in in the spiritual space is a I guess a challenge for me is men, right like just going through and still maintaining their manhood as it were right. And so I always say that because yeah, look, I agree like love is just powerful thing, right? That once harnessed is like wirelss right and you sit in that space and you just know that that's what you're sitting in. And that's what you're being. How have you found it? To, as a male, right to experience, love and maintain your manhood, I guess for lack of better terminology. I think you understand what I'm saying. Dr. T 55:17 Yeah, absolutely. You know, I'm young, I'm a heathen. So I'm a man's man. You know. So, you know it, you know, there's it isn't easy, I don't think it's easy. For men. You know, it really is about opening your heart, in our hearts are tend to have been, you know, men are more men are more difficult to heal than women are, help heal. And it's kind of a strange dichotomy, because men will just trudge through life and just deal with all their stuff and not not ever asked for help. And, and women, a lot of them are struggling and they're, you know, they're lovers they're want, they're just that love comes easier to women. So, as men, we need to work on it, we need to, you know, I like I like to have love around me things that say love things that know love and a wall love, love and a candle. And, and really try to tap into that frequency of love and, and see the sunset, do things that that can help instill that feeling of love within you. You know, start sunsets, see the ocean, see the mountains, go for hikes, see nature. And so you know, I think it's a it's, you know, it's not it's not easy, especially younger men. You know, as I've gotten older, it's easier, I think, to experience that and feel that. And certainly with the work I do, I'm forced to and and it's made it easier for me. And I think we were talking to you, we mentioned earlier about, you know, having to hide and well, I'm old enough now I don't have to hide anymore. I have no problem telling someone I love them. And and you know, and I don't need to hear I love you back. It's that, you know, I think with with time and experience that us men can become great lovers and can hold that space for for you know, for the feminine. Brandon Handley 57:22 I appreciate that. Like I said that said I think that's a challenge for for men, especially right in the spiritual space or in this space sometimes to over rotate and how do you do it and and still keep your sense of your your sense of being right. So, Dr. T, thank you so much for being on today. Really appreciate the work that you're doing nothing but it's awesome. Love that you're out there. You're teaching as well. The website is human engineer.com. And when when do you sign up for the like your next round of students? Dr. T 57:57 Oh, we're doing in March, I think I think it's the 10th 11th or Yeah, somewhere in March. I'm not sure if the dates are solidified yet, but it's all on their website somewhere thing. I'm not gonna look at that stuff. I just I just go there and deliver. Brandon Handley 58:11 Dr. T. Thank you so much for being on today. Dr. T 58:13 Thank you so much, man and you have a great night. Thank you. I Unknown Speaker 58:17 really hope you enjoyed this episode of the spiritual dove podcast. Stay connected with us directly through spiritual co you can also join the discussion on Facebook, spiritual and Instagram at spiritual underscore Joe. If you would like to speak with us, send us an email through Brandon at spiritual Co Co. 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I have a LOT of mold stories. I even thought of a few good ones that I forgot to tell as soon as I finished recording this episode. I don't think that mold causes everything, or that mold "caused" all these cases, each person is very multifactorial and complex, but listen to the podcast and you will hear about the stories I hear day-in and day-out and you will understand why I think mold is an important factor in so many health conditions, especially complex cases, like those with multiple symptoms and of course - autoimmune diseases. Often times there are multiple exposures throughout life when a person really thinks back, and often those times coincide with symptom increases or flares. Sometimes the major exposure was a house a person lived in 5 years ago but they've just "never felt the same since". Sometimes it was from renovating the basement or kitchen. Sometimes it was just ripping out some carpet. Sometimes there are spores on a mattress. Sometimes it's under a cabinet. Sometimes it's in the HVAC and it's a bigggg problem. Sometimes there is active mold growth, sometimes there are high spore counts, sometimes there are mycotoxins, VOCs, etc - but prolonged exposure to high amounts of mold causes the body to do crazy things. Sometimes the person has fatigue. Sometimes it's anxiety, or brain fog, or heart palpitations. Sometimes they have gut issues like SIBO or leaky gut, hormonal issues like thyroid, adrenal, testosterone, or menstrual problems, maybe it's joint pain, hair loss, blood sugar drops, etc. Sometimes they have developed food sensitivities, or allergies to pet dander, or chemical sensitivity. Sometimes they have autoimmunity or a diagnosed autoimmune disease. SOMETIMES A MOLD TOXIC PERSON MAY HAVE ALL THESE THINGS!I would never say that mold caused all these things, and I certainly do not suggest that mold "detox" was or is the solution for each of these people, or even appropriate, or that they all even found their solution. These are just stories. Each case is incredibly unique and complex, and I support each case in a personalized way according to their history, lifestyle, lab results, and unique physiology!
Blake was raised in a low-income household in rural Minnesota and had been overweight most of my adolescent life. My annual health “check-ups” usually resulted in tears from the Doctor telling my parents that I needed to be “put on a diet otherwise I would end up being obese later in life”. My family also used food as a reward, gathering, and comfort entity essentially only making my relationship with food and my body even worse. Eventually as I aged into high school I started playing sports (football, track, and wrestling) which eventually led me into the weight room and drove my passion for bodybuilding and physique transformation/enhancement. My passion for bodybuilding and health ran so deep that I ended up switching degrees my sophomore year of undergraduate college from Construction Management to Dietetics and leaving the family construction business. While all of this was occurring on the outside a massive storm was brewing in my body internally. Before I knew it my hormones were crashing (luckily I was already on hormone replacement), my mental capacity was failing (I was diagnosed with ADHD), I began battling depression (was started on 50mg of Zoloft), my GI tract began to fail miserably (I was diagnosed with IBS and placed on a medical grade PPI due to heartburn despite the fact I had low stomach acid essentially making the issue worse causing SIBO and Candida overgrowth), I was over training and undersleeping (causing my liver to become inflamed). All of these things were occurring while I thought I had been eating healthier then I ever had been, and to top it all off, my body composition that I had worked so hard for was slowly deteriorating. This was all brought on by stress overload and genetic/immune variances. This has whats lead me down the functional health/gut coaching journey, to help those that cant seem to find it. You can follow Blake Groves on Instagram @blakeproteinshake ... For questions or if you'd like to share your PCOS story on the show, email Letisha at email@example.com www.thatpcoscoach.com IG: @thatpcoscoach TikTok: @thatpcoscoach FB: @thatpcoscoach Twitter: @thatpcoscoach Pinterest: @thatpcoscoach For more PCOS resources click here: https://smart.bio/thatpcoscoach ... For 15% off at FUNK IT WELLNESS use the code: thatpcoscoach For 20% off at VITA CHIC use the code: LIVEFREE20 For 5% off at NUTRITION DYNAMIC use the code: BATES5 For 15% off at OOVA FERTILITY TRACKER use the code: LFHC1 … Letisha Bates is not a physician. The contents of this podcast, That PCOS Coach Podcast, should not be taken as medical advice. The information presented to you is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. This is not intended to replace the advice of a physician. Always consult your physician or qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health and before physical activity or diet changes. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatpcoscoach/support
I welcome back Dr. William Davis back to the podcast to discuss his new book Super Gut which will hit bookshelves in February 2022.We talked about the fascinating and constantly evolving understanding of how our gut influences every aspect of our health. How conditions like SIBO and SIFO are more common than ever, yet they go undiagnosed and mistreated. If you are struggling to lose weight, reduce chronic pain from autoimmune diseases, are dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or overall want to look and feel younger, Super Gut could be your guide to accomplishing these feats.Listen, Learn, Share and Enjoy!
Dr. Yousuf Siddiqui, B.Arch.Sci., N.D - Autoimmunity, The Thyroid, Low-dose Naltrexone (LDN) & Beyond Dr. Yousuf offers a non-judgemental and compassionate approach to resolve complex imbalances in the body. Initially trained in architectural science, Dr. Yousuf has spent the last 20 years studying traditional medicine. He believes that the foundation of health is digestion. Healing the microbiome, addressing SIBO, eliminating parasites, and improving nutritional absorption can have a cascade effect towards restoring health. His clinical focus extends to men and women's reproductive health, thyroid health, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and metabolic syndromes. Please visit our website https://www.ldnresearchtrust.org which is packed with information on Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for Autoimmune Conditions, Cancers, Chronic Pain, Women's Health, Children's Health etc, plus we have a very active FB Closed Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDNRT
This podcast episode is one in a series that reviews the current state of research on various aspects of gut health. I delve into recent studies on Crohns' disease and elemental diet, the relationship between H. pylori and GERD, Aloe extract for IBS, the association of SIBO and heart failure, and much more. https://drruscio.com/gut-health-research-updates-1 My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources
This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to return guest Kaely McDevitt, MS, RD. Kaely has joined us in the past to talk about hormones, ovulation, and now gallbladder. She shares her expertise on why this organ is underappreciated and often neglected. Kaely dives into what the organ does, why to support your gallbladder, and how you just might save it.KEY TAKEAWAYS:An underappreciated organ, what is the gallbladder, and what does it doThe gallbladder is responsible for storing and concentrating bileBile is essential for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and KBile helps regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levelsBile is antimicrobial- helps to make sure we do not have pathogen overgrowth in GI tractGallbladder liver connectionGallbladder stones/attackGallbladder removal- not able to absorb soluble vitaminsCommon issues with the gallbladder- "sluggish" bile flow is slow or saturatedCauses/risk factors of a sluggish gallbladder- hormones, stress, cholesterol-lowering medications, hypothyroidism, obesity, rapid weight loss, low-fat dietGallbladder and hormonal changes during pregnancyGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Identifying gallbladder issues- elevated liver enzymes, bilirubin, ultrasound, symptomsSymptoms of gallbladder dysfunction- poor digestion of fat-oil in stool, stomach pain, dry skin, skin rashes, weight loss resistance, nausea, indigestion, SIBO, tender to the tough under the right rib cageWays to support the gallbladder- conventionally & functionallyHow to support if your gallbladder has been removed- ox bileDiet mortifications- reduce fat, yay or nay?"If you don't use it you'll lose it"Gallbladder nutrients- taurine, choline, glycineABOUT GUEST:Kaely McDevitt is a Registered Dietitian specializing in women's health. She owns a virtual private practice where she and her team help their clients overcome hormone and digestive issues through personalized nutrition. Having experienced the pitfalls of a conventional approach to women's health firsthand, Kaely is passionate about empowering women to take the driver's seat over their health and wellbeing.WHERE TO FIND GUEST:@kaelyrd www.kaelyrd.comWHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/On IG:instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review.Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeSPONSORS:A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend! I'm looking forward to sharing with you some of our community's questions that have come in over the past few weeks… Let's get started! Francisco: Hello Dr. Cabral! I hope you had a lovely day so far. My question is related to multivitamins. I've heard so much controversy on this specific topic and there are so many individuals that state that multivitamins made from whole foods are the only multi vitamins that really work. That is why they're more expensive because they're the only ones that the body truly absorbs. This means that I've been taking a synthetic form of vitamins for years! For example, ascorbic acid for vitamin C, methylcobalamin as B12, etc. Apparently these are all synthetic so not absorbed and I should look for a whole food vitamin instead. What are your thoughts? Victor: I was listening to a house call and you mentioned how you don't recommend straight curcumin on a daily basis. I've been taking 500mg of curcumin with bioperine as part of my daily foundational protocol on top of DNS, omega-3pm, vitamin D, magnesium, vit C, zinc etc. I don't have inflammation but I just take it to optimise my health. What are your thoughts? Lindsey: Hello Dr. Cabral. I hope you are having an amazing day. Your podcast archive is always where I turn to when a friend is dealing with anything health related. I was surprised recently when I couldn't find a podcast talking about Guillain-Barré syndrome. Can you shed any light on this and possible ways to heal the root cause? You are much appreciated! Don: Recently, my tongue began burning throughout the day as if it is being continually scalded by boiling water. I have been told that Burning Mouth Syndrome may go away on its own in 3-5 years. Are there any other options which could give a quicker resolution? Thank you for the podcast and all you do to help others. Alina: I'm going to join all the others in thanking your for the work you do for the health community and for my own education! I have been struggling with SIBO for a few years and finally now on the CBO protocol. I recently have learned about food combining and food layering. I have listened to all your podcasts on it but still have a few specific questions. Are nut butters or protein bars with nut butters easier to digest than nuts in whole form? What protein will food combine well with oatmeal, quinoa, or rice? I see only carbohydrates and proteins pair well with vegetables (and carbohydrates with fats/oils as well). I love oatmeal but have heard it's important to have protein in each meal. I'm unsure how to do this with proper food combining. Also, should salads with a protein (like fish or eggs) not have dressing on it since protein does not pair with oils? What combines well with hemp hearts? Thanks I'm advance! P.S. I would ask your support team but I don't see an option unless you have Facebook? Mary: I never used to have scalp issues and about 3 years ago I began to get really bad folliculitis. I've tried antibiotics, I've cut out sugar, gluten, dairy and meat and still have terrible bouts of folliculitis that results in huge pus filled welts that are painful and itchy. Not sure what is causing it or why. Thank you for tuning into this weekend's Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right! - - - Show Notes & Resources: http://StephenCabral.com/2137 - - - Dr. Cabral's New Book, The Rain Barrel Effect https://amzn.to/2H0W7Ge - - - Join the Community & Get Your Questions Answered: http://CabralSupportGroup.com - - - Dr. Cabral's Most Popular At-Home Lab Tests: > Complete Minerals & Metals Test (Test for mineral imbalances & heavy metal toxicity) - - - > Complete Candida, Metabolic & Vitamins Test (Test for 75 biomarkers including yeast & bacterial gut overgrowth, as well as vitamin levels) - - - > Complete Stress, Mood & Metabolism Test (Discover your complete thyroid, adrenal, hormone, vitamin D & insulin levels) - - - > Complete Stress, Sleep & Hormones Test (Run your adrenal & hormone levels) - - - > Complete Food Sensitivity Test (Find out your hidden food sensitivities) - - - > Complete Omega-3 & Inflammation Test (Discover your levels of inflammation related to your omega-6 to omega-3 levels)
¡Bienvenido al nuevo episodio de Ayuners! Tu espacio ideal para conocer más sobre estilos de vida saludable. En esta nueva oportunidad tenemos un ameno encuentro con nuestra querida amiga la Dra. Lucía Redondo. Ella nos estará explicando un poco sobre SIBO, una entidad gastrointestinal que afecta a muchísimas personas pero de la cual pocos saben en realidad. ¿Has escuchado a alguien quejarse de que siempre que termina de comer sufre de cólicos muy frecuentemente? ¿O quizás te ha pasado a ti mismo? Bueno el SIBO puede ser el causante de ese problema, aprendamos cómo identificarlo y tratarlo de forma oportuna aquí en Ayuners.¡Empecemos!
Do you get full body pain? Does it affect your muscles, nerves or joints? Do you find that you need to rest after walking or find you tired more easily than others? It might not just be endometriosis. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a group of 13 conditions which all affect connective tissue (collagen) in the body. Most are rare, but one type called hypermobility EDS is common - and out of those with this type of EDS, 6-23% have endometriosis. But that's not where the connection ends… 32-77% of those with EDS have vulvodynia and or pain with sex. 33-75% have heavy menstrual bleeding. 73-93% have painful periods. Additionally, histamine intolerance caused by Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is a co-condition of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and we also know that overactive mast cells play a role in endometriosis. Not only can this cause more painful periods, but it can also create problems like allergies and eczema to name a few. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is also a huge risk factor for SIBO, and as you may now know, at present SIBO is estimated as affecting 80% of the endo population. I could go on with the overlapping symptoms and connections, but instead, I'll let you hear it first hand from Natalia Kasnakidis who is not only an endometriosis warrior, but is also living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, histamine intolerance and potentially postural tachycardia syndrome. In this episode we talk about: What the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes are and how common they are. The signs and symptoms to look out for and Natalia's own experience with her symptoms. The journey she tool to diagnosis and her tips for getting diagnosed. The co-conditions of EDS and their symptoms. Her key strategies for living well with endometriosis and EDS. Get my free Christmas endo recipe ebook here. With five delicious endo-friendly recipes, This Endolife, At Christmas, is a mini cookbook to help you live and thrive with endometriosis at Christmas. These recipes are anti-inflammatory, plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and contain no added sugar! Featuring... Sausage, Pecan and Chestnut Stuffing Carrot Bacon Pigs in Blankets Salted Caramel Cheesecake This Isn't Just Custard, This Is Endo-Friendly Very Vanilla Custard Christmas Spiced Plum and Blackberry Crumble Let's get social! Come say hello on Instagram or sign up to my newsletter. Sign up to the wait list for my course, Live and Thrive with Endo here. My new Nutrition for Endo Masterclasses are out now and are on special offer for Black Friday. Get one masterclass for £29.99 (full price £40) or both for £50. Find out more here. My cookbook This EndoLife, It Starts with Breakfast is out now! Get 28 anti-inflammatory, hormone friendly recipes for living and thriving with endometriosis. Order your copy here. If you feel like you need more support with managing endometriosis, you can join Your EndoLife Coaching Programme. A 1-to-1 three month health and life coaching programme to help you thrive with endometriosis. To find out more about the programme and to discuss whether it could be right for you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website. This episode is sponsored by The Pod Farm. Learn all about how to start your own podcast with the complete course from The Pod Farm. Aimed at beginners, this course takes a simple and straightforward approach to planning, equipment buying, setting up, recording, editing and hosting your own podcast. With hours of audio and video materials, and downloadable guides and useful links, this multimedia approach aims to have something for every kind of learner. From now until April 15, newsletter subscribers get 20% off the course price. Visit www.thepodfarm.com to enroll or find out more This episode is sponsored by BeYou. Soothe period cramps the natural way with these 100% natural and discreet menthol and eucalyptus oil stick on patches and CBD range. Click here to find out more and to shop: https://beyouonline.co.uk
Nichole Perkins is the founder and CEO of PrimaFoodie, a modern lifestyle and wellness brand aimed at making nutritious, clean living accessible for everyone. PrimaFoodie publishes inspirational and informative content centered around holistic health, healing foods, accessible low FODMAP and SIBO-friendly recipes, and advocacy for an equitable food system.A self-described “food warrior,” Nichole started on a journey of healing through food more than seven years ago after struggling with various autoimmune conditions. Frustrated by the lack of answers provided by western medicine, she changed her healing trajectory and took autonomy over her health. Through voracious research, real foods, and the counsel of functional and alternative medicine practitioners, Nichole began to heal. She created PrimaFoodie to offer access to all that she continues to learn, and to prove that an empowered, clean, healing lifestyle is a human right and an individual journey.Support the show (https://whoiscarter.z2systems.com/np/clients/whoiscarter/donation.jsp)
In today's solo episode on the Autoimmune Simplified Podcast with Dr. Alison Danby, ND we are diving into one of the common themes among all of our gut health episodes… INFLAMMATION! In this episode we cover: What is inflammation, the difference between acute and chronic inflammation Common triggers of Inflammation Conditions associated with increased inflammation What can we do to reduce inflammation? If you haven't listened to the other GUT Health episodes (inflammation, food sensitivities, and SIBO) be sure to tune into those with this link https://bit.ly/3llM5nH
Shivan Sarna is the author of Healing SIBO, TV host, and the creator of the SIBO SOS® Summits and Community, the Digestion SOS™documentary series, the Gut & Microbiome Rescue Summit, the Lymphatic Rescue Summit, and Chronic Condition Research, a 501(c) 3 non-profit to further research under-funded medical conditions. After a lifetime of struggling with health issues, Shivan made it her mission to demystify her own health struggles - and to share that information with others who were struggling. Her special skill is finding and connecting with the leading expert doctors and connecting those experts with the people who need their help. Her personal mantra is SOS: Save Our Selves, and that's what she has helped thousands of people do! Listen in as Shivan shares what SIBO is and how to test and see if that is an issue for you. What are some of the symptoms of SIBO and could a hormone imbalance be at the root cause. Additionally, she talks about the treatment options and why taking probiotics might not be a healthy choice. As a free gift to our listeners, Shivan has granted us access to her SIBO SOS Cookbook. Enjoy 40+ easy and delicious recipes, written by doctors, nutritionists, and gut-health experts! Never wonder what to eat with SIBO again. For more on Shivan, visit her website or find her on Facebook
Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend! I'm looking forward to sharing with you some of our community's questions that have come in over the past few weeks… Let's get started! Nicolo: I have noticed that my cuts take a long time to heal. Not the clotting part but just seems to take a lokng time to be fully healed. Summer: Hi Dr Cabral! I recently found your podcast and have been bingeing episodes, they are such a wealth of knowledge. Thank you for what you do! I had a baby in July of 2020, an emergency c section after being in labor for almost 3 days. Ever since birth I feel like my body is holding onto a lot of inflammation. I know a c section is a major surgery so it would take a while to heal, but now being 15 months postpartum I am getting very discouraged I will never look the way I did before again. I am already gluten and dairy free - and did a poop test with X Company and have cut out those foods as well (most cruciferous vegetables/nuts/beans etc). I am at a loss as to what could be going on. I workout fairly regularly, drink lots of water and eat relatively healthy. Could this be parasite or mold related? Or is my body holding on to weight because I am still breastfeeding? How do I go about figuring out how to get back to my body pre baby? Thank you for the advice! - Summer Joanna: Hi Dr Cabral What foods do you recommended to eat during a women's cycle at each phase, luteal, follicular, ovulation and menstruation? I am not referring to seed cycling but just general foods. As I have listened to your seed cycling podcast, but could not find any of other foods. Thank you so much Audrey: Hi Dr Cabral. My 2 month old daughter has a sub glottic hemangioma that was blocking 60% of her airway. The dermatologist and ENT have her on Propanolol and want her to be on it for the next 6 months. I hate the thought of my young daughter being on heart medication. Eventually these stop growing when she is 1 year old but since it's in her airway, we can't take any chances. Is there an alternative treatment I could be giving her? I am nursing her as well, so anything I could be taking to help her? Thank you so much Kristen: Hello! For the first time my almost five year old has had a fall allergy this year. He has a cough from something. He also has an allergy to egg and wheat. He has never been in antibiotics, was breastfed, and fights off viruses quickly when he does get sick. His dad has seasonal allergies and a few food sensitivities, so there is a genetic predisposition. What can I do for him that will help him get out of following down the same road? I know any type of strict detox is unrealistic for a young child. Thank you. Morgan: Hi! Love your recent podcasts on gut health. I have been struggling with gut health issues for years and trying to figure it out with conventional medicine only, which has failed me unfortunately. What do I do if I tested and I have parasites, SIBO, candida overgrowth and H. pylori? Where does one even start when you have ALL these things?! Please let me know, I am so lost on where to begin! Thank you for tuning into this weekend's Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right! - - - Show Notes & Resources: http://StephenCabral.com/2130 - - - Dr. Cabral's New Book, The Rain Barrel Effect https://amzn.to/2H0W7Ge - - - Join the Community & Get Your Questions Answered: http://CabralSupportGroup.com - - - Dr. Cabral's Most Popular At-Home Lab Tests: > Complete Minerals & Metals Test (Test for mineral imbalances & heavy metal toxicity) - - - > Complete Candida, Metabolic & Vitamins Test (Test for 75 biomarkers including yeast & bacterial gut overgrowth, as well as vitamin levels) - - - > Complete Stress, Mood & Metabolism Test (Discover your complete thyroid, adrenal, hormone, vitamin D & insulin levels) - - - > Complete Stress, Sleep & Hormones Test (Run your adrenal & hormone levels) - - - > Complete Food Sensitivity Test (Find out your hidden food sensitivities) - - - > Complete Omega-3 & Inflammation Test (Discover your levels of inflammation related to your omega-6 to omega-3 levels)
Dr. Norm Returns for part 2! Check out the first episode we recorded together on episode 151 on Boundless Body Radio! Norm Robillard, Ph.D. is the founder of the Digestive Health Institute. He is a strong advocate of drug-and-antibiotic-free dietary and integrative solutions for functional gastrointestinal disorders and various forms of gut dysbiosis! He turned his own suffering from GERD and IBS into a mission to create the drug-and-antibiotic-free Fast Tract Diet for acid reflux, LPR, IBS, as well as SIBO, and other related health conditions. He created The Fast Tract Diet to give gastroenterologists a science-based treatment option for SIBO and related conditions. His award-winning app, Fast Tract Diet, and his Fast Tract Digestion book series make it easy to try the Fast Tract Diet! We are so grateful for Dr. Norm (our second conversation is already scheduled!), and were honored to learn from him on our show!Find Dr. Norm at-https://digestivehealthinstitute.org/FB- Fast Tract Diet
If You Want to Stop Making Common Food Mistakes You Should: Stop eating carbs at night time Don't skip breakfast Make sure you aren't snacking the wrong way Have you been trying everything you can to create more energy, lose that stubborn weight, and heal your hormones but aren't seeing the results you are looking for? One of the biggest factors for our overall health, longevity, and sustainable energy comes from becoming metabolically flexible and getting your body into a thermogenic state. Create a Life Worth Living with Stu Schaefer Stu Schaefer is a 20-year award-winning weight-loss coach who specializes in helping people reset their bodies so they can lose weight as they did in their 20's. After his own struggles with anorexia and SIBO, Stu realized he wanted to help people create their perfect bodies healthily and sustainably. He has helped thousands of people transform their bodies and empower themselves so that they can use their success to create a life worth living. Eat More and Work Out Less What if I told you that the secret to achieving the weight loss results you are after could come from eating more and working out less? Stu's four food quadrants focus on not only what you are eating and the amount you are eating but also when you are eating and how you are combining foods in order to see optimal results. Getting your body into a thermogenic state can help you burn fat like a furnace. When you can give your body the variety it needs to function optimally, you can burn fat constantly, preserve muscle, and lose weight. Thermogenics Is Key Each person has their own unique combination of needs in order to function optimally. However, most of us are making choices we believe to be healthy, but that is really keeping our bodies from reaching that thermogenic state. When you know what to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, how to combine foods, and when to stop with the exercise, you can stop making these common mistakes and boost your metabolic flexibility in order to get your body into fat-burning mode. Are you ready to get your body into a thermogenic mode so that you can gain more energy, longevity, and muscle? Share which of Stu's helpful insights surprised you most with me in the comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “I decided to become a health coach because I knew what it was like to hate your body, I knew what it was like to have this warped self-image, and I knew what it was like to know what's beyond that point and how transformative and life-changing that can be.” (7:31) “Moving continually in a better direction and improvement is better than perfection.” (28:59) “You should not be restricting entire food groups or foods and not pulling them out. That is just not the way the body was designed. If you give your body the variety within the scope of gut health and autoimmune health, that's what brings the body to functioning optimally.” (35:17) “It's not just about eating healthy, it's about eating right for what you are trying to accomplish, not just eating healthy, and there is a difference there.” (39:35) “Everybody is insecure in this world. You need to just show up authentic and not worry about what other people think. Be authentic and open and always walk around with an open heart.” (59:22) In This Episode Why eating more and working out less could help you achieve your weight goals (11:42) Which foods are thermogenically approved for each meal of the day (18:02) Learn what mistakes you could be making when it comes to your daily food routine, especially at dinner (30:55) How to reverse aging and normalize your hormones by putting your body in a thermogenic state (39:43) Common pitfalls and mistakes when it comes to exercising as a woman (43:35) Resources Mentioned: Use Promo Code drmariza for 15% Off Your Organifi Order Here Get Stu's Masterclass, Quiz, and Blueprint Stu Schaefer Website Follow Stu on Instagram | Facebook Other Resources: Check out the full show notes page Keep up with everything Dr. Mariza Follow Dr. Mariza on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative Related Episodes: Essentially You Episode #250: How to Heal SIBO Without SIBO Taking Over Your Life with Phoebe Lapine Essentially You Episode #229: The Truth Behind Which Foods Trigger Inflammation and Belly Fat
In today's solo episode of the Autoimmune Simplified Podcast, Dr.Danby, ND is diving into part 2 of our SIBO(Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) episode as part of our Gut Health Series TODAY's episode … we are diving into the good stuff! Understanding Testing for SIBO, exploring all of our options How do we fix it, with a focus on natural solutions? If you missed Part 1 make sure you tune into it for the complete picture.
It's not meditation itself that you don't like - it's how you RELATE to the processes of the mind that determine whether you find ease or struggle. Going into meditation (or Conscious Stillness) with the right OBJECTIVE will set you up for ease and greatest benefit. --- The Happy Inside Podcast is for you if you experience anxiety, stress, gut symptoms and disorders, IBS, IBD, SIBO, food intolerance, elimination diets, Low FODMAP dietary restrictions and chronic illness. Happy Inside attends to the psychological, emotional and behavioural aspects of gut disorders and chronic illness; old wounds, life misalignments, the fear, anxiety and stress around symptoms, the hypervigilence, the limitations, restrictions and impacts these are having on your life - all those conversations you've been waiting to have are happening right here. I hear you and you're not alone. #gut #guthealth #sibo #ibs #gutdisorders #lowfodmap #ibd#stress #anxiety #chronicpain #chronicillness#autoimmunedisease #braingutconnection #psychology#nervoussystem #functionalmedicine #naturopath#mindbody #happyinside #gastroenterology #dietitian#psychology #nutritionist #microbiome #naturopath
It's no secret now that I'm pregnant. I could only hide that bump for so long... although lockdown definitely helped me keep it a secret for the first trimester
Histamines and natural antihistamines are a big topic in the community.You are no stranger to the topic of histamines, though. I have written about them in detail, and we discuss them in various capacities.However, today I have a whole podcast episode with Dr. Becky Campbell on histamines.Dr. Becky Campbell is a board-certified doctor of natural medicine who was initially introduced to functional medicine as a patient. She struggled with many of the issues her patients struggle with today, and she has made it her mission to help patients all around the world with her virtual practice.Dr. Becky Campbell is the founder of Dr. Becky Campbell.com, the host of The Health Babes Podcast and author of The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan, The 4-Phase Histamine Reset Plan, Long Hauler Road Map: A Guide to Recovery from Histamine Intolerance, MCAS and Long Hauler Syndrome, and Fifty One Low Histamine Air Fryer Recipes.Natural Antihistamines (Podcast Episode 24 with Dr. Becky Campbell) Resources MentionedDr. Becky's “Ultimate Thyroid Guide” (a guide containing everything you need to know about thyroid labs, thyroid related symptoms & the best natural thyroid support!)Histamine Intolerance and Your GutDr. Becky's quiz, “Do you suffer from histamine intolerance?“Histamine IntoleranceJournaling for identifying histamine (in)toleranceInstant Pot Bone BrothMaster Gutsy Spreadsheet free access HERE (tab: Practitioner Referrals)Don't Miss These ThoughtsDr. Becky's story; her symptoms and more“Some people have no idea they have gut issues.” – Dr. BeckyT4 has to be converted to T3, and that happens in the gut.What exactly is a histamine?DAO is an enzyme; but what is it? Where can you get it?Is there a test for histamine intolerance?Histamine intolerance symptomsWhat is the connection between the gut and histamine intolerance?“Bacteria (in the gut) produces (and releases) more histamine.” — Dr. BeckyThe “diet approach” Dr. Becky has seen the most success with for healing the gut with histamine intoleranceHow to make and prepare your meatWhy bone broth is a problem for those with histamine intoleranceIs histamine a “bad” thing?Dr. Becky's 3 convictions around gut health and gut healingMore from A Gutsy Girl1. Welcome to A Gutsy Girl Podcast2. Hang out on Instagram3. BFF's on YouTube4. Free resource: The Master Gutsy Spreadsheet5. Rated-G Email Club More?If you're interested in hearing more of a conversation with Dr. Becky and me, I was recently on her podcast, too.You can listen to all things SIBO, leaky gut, and overcoming gut health issues.Wrap UpTime to wrap this up. As always, a huge goal for this show is to connect with even more people. Feel free to send an email to our team at email@example.com. We want to hear questions, comments, show ideas, etc.Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on Apple Podcasts.Xox,SKH
In this week's Q&A Episode, Dr. Rogers answers YOUR health and wellness questions! What did you think of this episode of the podcast? Let us know by leaving a review! Connect with Performance Medicine! Sign up for our weekly newsletter: https://performancemedicine.net/doctors-note-sign-up/ Facebook: @PMedicine Instagram: @PerformancemedicineTN YouTube: Performance Medicine
Has all the hype around essential oils grabbed your attention? Have you ever wondered if they could be helpful in treating your gut?If so, our latest Goodness Lover podcast episode is for you! We are so excited to get the inside scoop from one of the leading researchers in essential oils today.This week, we sat down with Erik Zielinski — author of “The Healing Power of Essential Oils” and “The Essential Oils Apothecary” — to talk all about the impact of essential oils on gut health conditions such as SIBO and leaky gut as well as the role of these potent oils in modern medicine.---------------------Follow Goodness Lover:Website + Supplements: https://goodnesslover.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goodnesslover/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodnessloverlive/Follow Dr. Zielinski:Website: https://naturallivingfamily.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naturallivingfamilyofficial/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drericz/
Do you suffer with the endo belly? Is it accompanied by bloating, diarrhea, constipation or abdominal cramping? Whilst I'm all about getting to the root cause and find out WHY you're suffering with the endo belly (not to mention, healing the root cause) I also understand the need for short-term symptom relief whilst we're on that journey. Today's podcast episode offers just that. I am sharing the most effective supplement options that help to relieve endo belly flares in the moment. These are the tools and strategies we use in our SIBO training with Dr. Siebecker, but are safe if you don't have SIBO but do suffer with IBS symptoms. You will find all the dose references in the show notes, but remember - as a health coach I cannot prescribe you a treatment protocol, this is education only and the aim is for you to take this information away to discuss your options with your doctor. Full credit to my tutor Dr. Allison Siebecker for teaching and providing us with these strategy relief tools! Activated Charcoal So first up we're starting with activated charcoal, which is great for: Diarrhea Abdominal pain (not pelvic pain) Gas Acid reflux It works by absorbing gases, which reduces pressure in the gut that can lead to cramping and of course, reduces bloating. It's also absorbs fluid, so reduces diarrhea too. The doses are: Up to 1000mg, every 1-3 hours for diarrhea. Up to 1000mg, every 2-6 hours for bloating/gas/abdominal pain. Up to 1000mg 30 mins before a meal and one hour after for endo belly ‘trigger' foods. Now what I mean by this, is if you have to eat something that you know is probably going to make you bloat or gassy, or swell you up, but you're a bit stuck for choices, say you're at a family thing or wedding, or you're on holiday, then you could use charcoal. I don't advise you just use it for every meal so you can eat whatever you want, because you'll end up very constipated because it absorbs fluid, but I have found it very helpful on holiday and at weddings. Up to 500mg every 2-3 hours for acid reflux. So, some things to consider when taking charcoal: Do not consume more than 4000mg per day. It can cause constipation, so reduce the dose if constipation occurs or use with magnesium citrate (which you'll learn about shortly) or stool softeners, and I've listed some natural stool softeners in the handout. If you do use magnesium citrate to avoid any constipation, take it an hour after the charcoal or before bed. Your bowel movements may look dark after charcoal - don't worry, it just stains everything! Absorbs everything, so take it 30 minutes before meals/supplements/meds and/or one hour after. Some research has showed that in it can cause vomiting if accidentally inhaled, so if you struggle with small airways or swallowing, be cautious with this. I also personally prefer using capsules, as I have tried using the powder stirred in water and have accidentally inhaled it myself one or two times! Ginger Next up is my absolute favourite, and that's ginger. Ginger is effective for: Nausea/vomiting Gas Bloating Fullness/food won't go down Abdominal pain Ginger is a prokinetic, which means it stimulates the MMC and gut motility, so it moves gas down and out of the small intestine. This therefore helps with gas, bloating, pressure, and abdominal pain, and it helps food to go down as well if you're feeling like you're not digesting your food properly. And I've mentioned, it's a great tool for nausea and vomiting. The doses are: 1000mg an 1-2 hours after meals or at bedtime for nausea/bloating/gas/vomiting/ab. pain. 1000mg 30 mins before meals to aid with appetite if nauseas. So, some things to consider when taking ginger are: Do not consume more than 2000 mg per day. It can cause something called ginger burn, which feels like heat or acid reflux is the oesophagus or stomach. If that occurs, take less, stand up and move around so it starts to go down (as ginger burn often happens when lying down or reclining in many of my clients) and sip on lots of water. In people with interstitial cystitis, as it's a spice, it might cause some irritation, but this tends to vary from person to person. Finally, fresh ginger root is usually not as effective as dried ginger root powder, so we're going for a 1000 mg in the form of capsules. Peppermint Peppermint can be used for: Abdominal pain Bloating General IBS symptoms (there's LOTS of research on peppermint for IBS) Indigestion Pain with bowel movements (which I know many of you suffer with) Peppermint relaxes the smooth muscle of the intestines, so helps significantly with cramping and abdominal pain, and helps to ease the transition of gas. It's also been shown to be 67% effective for reducing severe IBS symptoms, pretty impressive stuff! So, the doses are: Use peppermint tea/or tincture (follow label dose) for pain or sensations higher up in the abdomen (this is because peppermint generally works locally, so if you feel symptoms around the stomach area, the peppermint tea or tincture will be able to affect that area because it's not sealed up in a pill, whereas the pills are coated and are designed to not be released until they exit the stomach). Label dose of triple coated tablets for mid to lower abdominal symptoms, as needed or daily. Research has shown that pain and symptoms improve significantly with long-term use with peppermint oil. Can also apply peppermint essential oil to abdomen. Follow label instructions as some oils require diluting in a base oil. A quick tip here, is you can use Be You patches, which I share on my podcast, over the abdomen, to ease spasms. You can keep those on for 12 hours and you can wear them daily. So, some things to consider when taking peppermint are: It can cause acid reflux in some people because it relaxes the muscles, it can open up the sphincter connecting the stomach and the oesophagus, so stomach acid can travel up. If this happens to you, try a pill that's triple coated and designed to bypass the stomach. For some people, peppermint can also cause nausea. Magnesium Magnesium citrate or oxide can be used for: Constipation These types of magnesium draw water into the colon, helping to create a bowel movement. The dose is: Up to 2000 mg at bedtime (two hours after food), daily or as needed until you have a bowel movement. However, 1000 mg is normally effective for many, but see what works for you. So, some things to consider when taking magnesium citrate or oxide are: You need to start slowly, beginning at 500 mg and building up until you find the dose that works for you. Generally, increasing your dose slightly each night should be a good pace, but keep in mind it can take a few nights to get to work, so don't be too hasty. Too much will cause abdominal cramping, bloating and diarrhea. If that occurs, reduce the dose back down until you get to a dose that creates a healthy bowel movement without watery stools or discomfort. Food will reduce the effects, so keep in mind you need to take it two hours away from food. And finally, you have to use either magnesium oxide or citrate, other forms of magnesium are not laxatives and will be absorbed in the body, rather than making their way down into the colon. Partially Hydrolysed Guar Gum PHGG be used for: All IBS symptoms (multiple studies/reviews confirm this) Constipation Improving stool consistency Diarrhea Bloating/gas Increasing beneficial bacteria PHGG is a type of soluble, low FODMAP fibre, which is generally safe and well tolerated by even SIBO patients! It's a longer term symptom management tool, whereas the others bring relief same day, this tends to need about a month to build up to the benefits. It helps to bulk up stools, making it effective for both constipation and diarrhea. So, the dose is: 5-6 g daily, ideally dissolved in hot water on an empty stomach, for at least one month and likely ongoing for maintenance. Some people do put it with tea, coffee, smoothies or even porridge, but many of the labels suggest on an empty stomach. Increase to full dose across one to two weeks, especially if SIBO positive, so start out lower, with say one gram, and then increase by a gram or half a gram a day. So, some things to consider when taking partially hydrolysed guar gum are: Ironically, in some people, likely people who have SIBO or extensive gut issues, it might cause bloating. So, give yourself a month or so on it and see how you respond. If it's noticeably bad, reduce back down to a level you can tolerate or discontinue. Generally, it is thought to be SIBO safe, but we're all different and SIBO is so individual, that we can't guarantee it'll be well tolerated by everyone. And alongside that, it may cause some GI distress, so basically an irritation of your IBS symptoms and if you have SIBO and don't respond well to it, it could worsen those. However, as I've mentioned, on the whole, it's well tolerated. Most Important Takeaway: So, that wraps up this module, and I wanted to also let you know, there are multiple other options to help with symptoms, including more supplements and some at home remedies. I've linked to a handout in this slide by my tutor Dr. Allison Siebecker, which provides all of them. You don't need to use them all, but I would recommend you have a read of it, so you know your options, and I also recommend trying some of the simple home remedies before buying expensive supplements! But before we do any of that, remember, getting our foundations in place can make a huge difference to gut health - so start off with the first line therapies, before you start spot treating with lots of different supplements. Let's get social! Come say hello on Instagram or sign up to my newsletter. Sign up to the wait list for my course, Live and Thrive with Endo here. My new Nutrition for Endo Masterclasses are out now and are on special offer for Black Friday. Get one masterclass for £29.99 (full price £40) or both for £50. Find out more here. My cookbook This EndoLife, It Starts with Breakfast is out now! Get 28 anti-inflammatory, hormone friendly recipes for living and thriving with endometriosis. Order your copy here. If you feel like you need more support with managing endometriosis, you can join Your EndoLife Coaching Programme. A 1-to-1 three month health and life coaching programme to help you thrive with endometriosis. To find out more about the programme and to discuss whether it could be right for you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website. This episode is sponsored by The Pod Farm. Learn all about how to start your own podcast with the complete course from The Pod Farm. Aimed at beginners, this course takes a simple and straightforward approach to planning, equipment buying, setting up, recording, editing and hosting your own podcast. With hours of audio and video materials, and downloadable guides and useful links, this multimedia approach aims to have something for every kind of learner. From now until April 15, newsletter subscribers get 20% off the course price. Visit www.thepodfarm.com to enroll or find out more This episode is sponsored by BeYou. Soothe period cramps the natural way with these 100% natural and discreet menthol and eucalyptus oil stick on patches and CBD range. Click here to find out more and to shop: https://beyouonline.co.uk This episode is sponsored by Semaine. Try their supplement for period pain and daily supplement for hormonal balance and PMS prevention with code ENDOLIFE to get 20% off your first order. Show Notes Charcoal https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3717809/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3521259/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7015846/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3717809/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7949514/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12516788 https://www.siboinfo.com/uploads/5/4/8/4/5484269/sibo_symptomatic_relief_suggestions_jan_2020.pdf Ginger https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10442508/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16865831/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24390893/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17545109/ https://www.europeanreview.org/article/10145 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3958926/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18403946/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25912592/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23612703/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30423929/ https://www.siboinfo.com/uploads/5/4/8/4/5484269/sibo_symptomatic_relief_suggestions_jan_2020.pdf Peppermint https://bmccomplementmedtherapies.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-018-2409-0 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11207510/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24100754/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26319955/ https://www.siboinfo.com/uploads/5/4/8/4/5484269/sibo_symptomatic_relief_suggestions_jan_2020.pdf Magnesium https://www.siboinfo.com/uploads/5/4/8/4/5484269/sibo_symptomatic_relief_suggestions_jan_2020.pdf PHGG https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25843197/ http://ecite.utas.edu.au/121479 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16413751 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25519526/ https://www.siboinfo.com/uploads/5/4/8/4/5484269/sibo_symptomatic_relief_suggestions_jan_2020.pdf
This week I'm answering questions asked on IG stories. I'd love to do this 1-2 x per month. So if you're not following me on IG, now's the time to start. Listen in if you or someone you know has any of the health issues mentioned. It may shine a light as to the next steps for healing. Want to connect with Margaret? Follow and connect with Margaret on Instagram Learn more on her Website Take a walk with Margaret as she goes deeper into her personal journey when she was first diagnosed with multi-organ involvement lupus nephritis in her book - From Flare to Fabulous: 25 Things You Must Do To Avoid Your Next Lupus Flare Now is your time to start feeling better & finally living the life you have always wanted! Grab your copy of Margaret's Ten Things You Can Do to Create Vitality Despite Lupus Want to learn the simple steps that have helped so many others transform their lives? Join the FREE 7-day Lupus Challenge Click here for access to the infrared sauna mat. Use code Margaret10S for 10% off with free shipping If you've been loving The Sacred Medicine Podcast, please be sure to subscribe and leave a review!
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In today's solo episode of the Autoimmune Simplified Podcast, we are talking all about SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) as part of our Gut Health Series. Did you know that up to 80% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have SIBO and it's the main cause of the irritation! [ROOT CAUSE MEDICINE] This episode was so jammed-packed that we had to break it down into 2 parts! Part -1 (TODAY) we dive into. What is SIBO? The Causes of SIBO Symptoms of SIBO How is SIBO linked to Autoimmune? If you haven't listened to the other GUT Health episodes be sure to tune into those.
In this episode Dr. Campbell and Dr. Hohn discuss all things gut related with Sarah Kay Hoffman. She enlightens us about her gut healing journey and how that experience influenced the way she helps others work through their autoimmune issues, infertility, ibd, sibo, and adrenal fatigue.
Talking about your bowel movements as part of your overall gut health picture is essential. And yet, the topic is still something of a taboo. In this episode, Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Mary Pardee get into the details you've always wanted to know but perhaps didn't feel comfortable asking about. You'll find out what a normal bowel movement should look like, how fasting and your period affect it, and ways to aid the process mechanically. They'll guide you through recognizing the symptoms of poor digestive health including IBS and SIBO, as well as the intricate connection between your brain, emotions, and gut.We'd like to thank our sponsors, Athletic Greens - redeem an exclusive offer here: athleticgreens.com/stephanieOrion Red Light Therapy - get 10% off your order with Promo Code “STEPHANIE10” https://www.orionrlt.ca/?ref=StephanieLumen - get $25 off your order with Promo Code “DRSTEPHANIE25” https://www.lumen.me/?fid=1799Ancestral Supplements - Use Promo Code “ASA10” for 10% off any purchase https://shop.ancestralsupplements.com/discount/Tribe10?rfsn=5900205.652074&utm_source=refersion&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=5900205.652074PRIMEADINE - get 10% Off your Order with Promo Code “DRSTEPHANIE10” - https://oxfordhealthspan.com/products/best-spermidine-supplementLMNT Electrolytes - A FREE 7-flavor sample pack! - https://www.drinklmnt.com/DrEstimaSome of the links above are affiliates which means that making a purchase through them won't cost you anything - in fact, you get a discount for being a valued listener to the Better! Podcast. We do receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast and we thank you for that! And follow me on social:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stephanie.estimaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterwithdrstephanie Join the Hello Betty Community here - https://hellobetty.club/membership/ Follow Mary Pardee: https://www.instagram.com/dr.marypardee/?hl=enhttps://www.modrnmed.com/ Gut Health Course:https://www.onecommune.com/gut-health-with-dr-mary-pardee-trial-sign-upEpisode Overview: 7:30 Introduction12:15 Mary's Origin Story 18:00 What Is A Normal Bowel Movement25:46 Fasting, Periods And Bowel Movements 28:19 Mechanical Aids Like Squatty Potty 30:53 Signs and Symptoms of Poor Digestive Health37:30 SIBO and Hyper Impermeability 45:35 Problems With Elimination Diets 55:44 Trauma and Sympathetic Tone 1:07:50 How To Improve Your Mental Health 1:13:21 Cephalic Phase Of Digestion1:20:47 How To Adopt Mindful Eating With Family 1:25:40 The Gut And The Immune System Get yourself a copy of my best-selling book, The Betty Body - https://bettybodybook.comJoin the Hello Betty Community here - https://hellobetty.club/membership/
Welcome back to our weekend Cabral HouseCall shows! This is where we answer our community's wellness, weight loss, and anti-aging questions to help people get back on track! Check out today's questions: Andrea: I had a question for you based on the health plan you provided me back on 4/7. after completing my metals test. Before I could follow-out this plan of detoxes/metals detox, I had lots of abnormal symptoms begin so I had to see my functional medicine doctor. She performed multiple additional tests and long story short, I was recently diagnosed with SIBO, colon bacteria overgrowth, +e-coli, low sIgA, chronic UTIs, and inflammation/elevated CRP. So in addition to the supplements I normally take, I am now also taking the supplements/herbs (attached) for 3 months. Then the plan would be to complete a general detox and metals detox. The problem is we are trying to get pregnant as soon as we are able to (after this 3 month SIBO treatment plan). So in order to also complete a detox and metals detox, I was curious if I'd be able to complete Dr Calbral's general and metals detox while I am taking the attached supplements? Or must I wait til I'm done with these before starting the detoxes? I noticed the metals detox is 6 weeks and wasn't sure if there is a shorter version of this too? Thanks! Katie: Hi Dr. Cabral! What can you share about vasomotor rhinitis? My allergy doctor believes I have it as my normal allergy symptoms have gotten so much better after many protocols, but I still suffer from one odd symptom - the feeling that my nostrils are inflamed and small, making it hard to get air in through my nose. I frequently end up taking sharp sniffs to get enough air through my nose. There are no other symptoms of this aside from occasional throat (and then chest) pain from being so tense trying to get air in. What can I do to overcome this naturally? Thanks for all you do! Jessi: Hi. Thank you for all that you do, Im new to the podcast, I had one issue (im not 100% sure you answered already i tried to look it up on past podcast, but wasn't able to find anything. My question is of 2 1.) I think every night or a lot of nights I wake up with a tight jaw, I once woke up at 3am and i noticed I had my jaw Clenched, not sure why or if its even a health issue, or mental. 2.) Ever since i can remember I've always only had one nostril working. some times it switches, mostly is my right nostril that gets stuffed or can't breath through it. If you can shed some light on this id appreciate it. Maggie: Hi Dr. Cabral. I am a huge fan of your podcasts and try to follow your advice as much as I can. I have struggled with chronic pelvic pain and inflammation in my lower abdomen for about 9 years. I have had ultrasounds, a CT scan, a cystoscopy, physical therapy, botox injections, antidepressants, was put back on birth control in case it was endometriosis, you name it, I have done it. The pain/inflammation started while I was on a course of metronidazole. Ever since then, I have had recurring yeast infections, white coating on the tongue, depression/anxiety worsened, brain fog and just overall feeling more fatigued and feeling like my immune system isn't as strong as it was pre-pain. After listening to your podcasts I thought it made sense that candida would be the culprit so I am currently on week 5 of the CBO protocol. I have noticed a change in my brain fog, yeast infections, and overall mood, but have had no changes to the constant dull ache and inflammation in my lower abdomen. Do you think that this could possibly be caused by something else? The pain is worse if I worked out recently or tends to be worse at night. I stopped smoking weed as that would make the pain worse, maybe from the change in blood pressure, not sure? Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you so much! James: Hi Doctor Cabral I been diocese diverticulitis and had acute attacked many times over the past 15 years. I have been told to get the operation. I take antibiotics when this happens and know that is also not good for me. However it now is two years since my last attack. I am 65 years old and concerned I may need the operation in later years. How can I prevent it from happening and can I cure it with diet ? I take your supplements especially probiotics. What would you recommend? Trying to avoid an operation and trying to cure it. Alex: Hi Dr. Cabral! I am so thankful for all of the content and energy that you have pushed out for everyone. My question is on shilajit. When you take shilajit, does it break a fast. Thanks again. 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I first came across Dr. Ami Kapadia's work through some presentations she held for an online SIBO conference. Her lectures focused on small intestine fungal overgrowth, yeast disorders and mould - and what I heard resonated with not only my story, but so many of my clients' stories. And I'm not alone. Dr. Jessica Drummond often speaks on the connection she sees between chronic pelvic pain and yeast problems, and yeast/SIFO are prevalent issues within the SIBO community. In fact, left untreated, they can really hinder SIBO progress. The trouble is, they're not easy to diagnose and the symptoms are often identical to SIBO, and at least a quarter of SIBO patients, if not more, also have SIFO. So, given that research is currently estimating that up to 80% of endometriosis patients also have SIBO, I wanted to invite Dr. Ami onto the show to discuss how to identify and treat years disorders both alongside SIBO and alone. Dr Ami. Kapadia is a family medicine and integrative medicine physician, with a special interest in yeast and fungal disorders. She is the creator of practitioner course A Minimalist's Approach to SIFO And Mold Related Illness and patient course An Integrative Approach to SIFO: Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth And Related Conditions. In this episode we discuss: What are fungal/yeast related disorders and how do they affect the body. The connection between yeast/fungal disorders, endometriosis and SIBO. The signs and symptoms of fungal/yeast related disorders and how to test for them. Dr. Ami's unique treatment approach and her specific anti-fungal protocols. Dietary considerations (it's not what you think!) and what to do if you find food restriction triggering. How to work with Dr. Ami. This episode was fascinating and I completely geeked out (you' can probably tell!), I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did! Let's get social! Come say hello on Instagram or sign up to my newsletter. Sign up to the wait list for my course, Live and Thrive with Endo here. My cookbook This EndoLife, It Starts with Breakfast is out now! Get 28 anti-inflammatory, hormone friendly recipes for living and thriving with endometriosis. Order your copy here. If you feel like you need more support with managing endometriosis, you can join Your EndoLife Coaching Programme. A 1-to-1 three month health and life coaching programme to help you thrive with endometriosis. To find out more about the programme and to discuss whether it could be right for you, email me at email@example.com or visit my website. This episode is sponsored by The Pod Farm. Learn all about how to start your own podcast with the complete course from The Pod Farm. Aimed at beginners, this course takes a simple and straightforward approach to planning, equipment buying, setting up, recording, editing and hosting your own podcast. With hours of audio and video materials, and downloadable guides and useful links, this multimedia approach aims to have something for every kind of learner. From now until April 15, newsletter subscribers get 20% off the course price. Visit www.thepodfarm.com to enroll or find out more This episode is sponsored by BeYou. Soothe period cramps the natural way with these 100% natural and discreet menthol and eucalyptus oil stick on patches and CBD range. Click here to find out more and to shop: https://beyouonline.co.uk This episode is sponsored by Semaine. Try their supplement for period pain and daily supplement for hormonal balance and PMS prevention with code ENDOLIFE to get 20% off your first order. Show Notes Website: www.amikapadia.com Teachable course for practitioners: https://drkapadia.teachable.com/p/a-minimalist-s-approach-to-mold-related-illness-and-small-intestinal-fungal-overgrowth-sifo Teachable course for patients: https://drkapadia.teachable.com/p/sifo-in-integrative-course-for-patient-education
If you have SIBO, it's important to choose a diet that will help you get your symptoms under control while you work on healing the bacterial overgrowth that's at the root of the problem. But selecting a diet that fits your needs can be challenging. In this article, I break down the various dietary options for SIBO and explain how to decide which one is right for you. https://drruscio.com/sibo-diet/ My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.comLooking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources
We've got a special episode for you today. Erin sits down with Dr. Mark Pimentel, researcher, clinician, and cofounder of Gemelli Biotech™, to discuss the latest research on IBS, SIBO, and new testing options for people who have struggled with these conditions. This is definitely a higher level podcast interview, so this episode is great for clinicians, practitioners, anyone who loves to geek out on gut health and research, or anyone who's been struggling with IBS or SIBO and looking for answers. Erin and Mark discuss leading causes of IBS, the overlap of IBS & SIBO, why patients are often being dismissed in other practices, how the blood tests and breath tests for diagnosing these conditions work, why the treatment strategies are nuanced, and much more. What makes Dr. Mark Pimentel's insights noteworthy is he's not just a researcher; he's also a clinician, and it's the process of taking that information and applying it to humans where we learn so much. This is an episode you'll want to refer back to - share with someone who could use this information! In this episode: -Why today's guest is particularly noteworthy [1:08] -Why Mark Pimentel continues his research [8:42] -What is the leading cause of IBS? [10:37] -The value behind the ibs-smart™ blood test [13:32] -Inferring antibody patterns in post-infectious IBS [16:23] -New research that debunks two widely accepted concepts about SIBO [21:41] -The overlap between post-infectious IBS and SIBO [23:26] -New info on PPI (proton pump inhibitor) use and SIBO [27:45] -The potential problem with akkermansia as a probiotic supplement & other single-organism treatments [30:43] -How does Intermittent Fasting or fluid affect the migrating motor complex & should these strategies be considered for IBS? [37:28] -Hydrogen sulfide and the trio-smart® breath test for SIBO [39:18] -How treatment differs for hydrogen-dominant SIBO (SIBO-D), Intestinal Methanogen Overgrowth (IMO) & hydrogen sulfide SIBO (H2S SIBO) [45:25] -Does constipation with H2S occur? [48:55] -The various types of bacteria that produce hydrogen gas [51:02] -The mechanism of action of lovastatin as future treatment for methane in constipation [53:26] -Using prokinetics for low motility [55:35] -Pimentel's thoughts on the low FODMAP diet [56:56] FOR OUR FULL LIST OF LINKS + RESOURCES, HEAD TO: https://www.erinholthealth.com/funktional-nutrition-podcast/2021/11/16/episode-181-sibo-amp-ibs-the-latest-research-amp-testing-options-with-dr-mark-pimentel
Norm Robillard, Ph.D., Founder of the Digestive Health Institute, is a strong advocate of drug-and-antibiotic-free dietary and integrative solutions for functional gastrointestinal disorders and various forms of gut dysbiosis. He turned his own suffering from GERD and IBS into a mission to create the drug-and-antibiotic free Fast Tract Diet 3 pillar approach for acid reflux, LPR (Laryngopharyngeal reflux), IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), and related health conditions: 1. Dietary modification 2. Identifying and addressing underlying causes that are specific to the individual, including supplementation 3. Gut-friendly behaviors and practices. The Fast Tract Diet (FTD) was presented at Digestive Disease Week (https://ddw.org/) to give gastroenterologists a science-based treatment option for SIBO and related conditions. FTD is currently in the clinic for the 2nd clinical study. In addition, his award-winning Fast Tract Diet mobile app and Fast Tract Digestion book series make it easy to try the Fast Tract Diet. Connect with Dr. Robillard: https://digestivehealthinstitute.org/contact-us/ Fast Tract Diet Resource Guide: https://digestivehealthinstitute.org/fast-tract-diet-resource-guide.pdf Connect with Dr. Aaron Tressler: www.in8life.com Facebook & Instagram: @in8life
Thank you for joining us for our 2nd Cabral HouseCall of the weekend! I'm looking forward to sharing with you some of our community's questions that have come in over the past few weeks… Let's get started! Lindsey: hello Dr Cabral. Thank you for all you do. For the last year I have gotten many chilazens on both eyes. At this current moment I have 3 on one eye one on the other. I do the hot compresses every day with no effect. After seeing many doctors one finally diagnosed me with ocular rosacea. Unfortunately the only suggestion was three weeks or more of antibiotics. My question is what is the underlying cause of ocular rosacea, or chilazens in general. The doctor said the oil is stuck in the gland, but I want to know why it keeps happening. Also any recommendations? Thank you! Shari: Hi doctor Cabral, I hope you're having a great day! I was wondering if you could help me with following: I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, SIBO and dysbiosis. I want to start treating them naturally, however I'm wondering which came first - the thyroid problems or gut problems. I feel that one probably caused the other. What are your thoughts about it? And which one should be treated first? Thank you SO much for your podcast and everything that you do! And just FYI - I've just purchased the CBO protocol and I have a feeling that it will help me on my way to perfect health :) Shari Joanna: Hi Dr Cabral Hoping you can help. I have completed the full CBO and while on the CBO I was taking Vitamin C crystals for histamine ( I took this type of vitamin C as better for oxolates) towards the end of the CBO I started getting alot of reflux burping etc. I am now on the heal and seal. I have found Vitamin C and anything with citrus like lemons etc causes tingling in my face and hands and now down to feet. I am assuming this is due to low b12 and low iron from low stomach acid. Is it possible Vitaminc C straight ascorbic acid can cause low stomach acid or even push down b12? As I retested my HTMA towards the end of the CBO and my cobolt was down to 0. Before CBO was normal. On heal and seal now and I still have bloating plus tingling and reflux, I have started taking hcl and removed any foods causing me reflux. My main question is, I am concerned I now have a return of SIBO due to low stomach acid, I am a bit concerned of doing the GSE drops again as it's citrus and have done GSE already like 3 times now over a few years, and concerned my stomach lining has eroded Would he clean gut probiotic be enough to help with any remaining SIBO if there is any? Or you can only remove SIBO with GSE, GI balance and clean gut all together? Many thanks for your help much appreciated :) Maria: Hi Dr. Cabral! I've been reading a lot about the benefits of plant protein and have been trying to convert myself over to eating less animal protein. My ultimate goal would be maybe 5 animal protein meals a week, instead of the 14 I currently eat. My problem is that I'm having a hard time adjusting to the fiber intake of beans, chickpeas, etc. After eating a meal with 1 cup of black beans or chickpeas, I have horrible gas and bloating. I've done the food sensitivity test and no legumes showed up as sensitivities, so I'm guessing this reaction is all due to fiber. How do you suggest I make this conversion? How long should it take for my body to get used to this amount of fiber? Side note, I have awful histamine issues that I'm currently addressing, so I stay away from tofu because of the high histamine level. Currently on week 2 of CBO protocol. Bec: Can you please give me insight into my eating pattern. Largely I am an extremely healthy eater. Green juices (largely veg), balanced meals (protein, fats, Veg) take Foundational supplements, exercise, 3L water & mid week fasting days & don't take medications. Have done Cabral 21 day detox, Cabral intestinal cleanse (12 months ago) & Liver Cleanse. But I need to understand the psychology of my; 1. Binge eating on sugar. The desire for sugar generally occurs after a healthy meal-but if I sample sugar it turns into a binge ( uncontrollable). I am unable to have a small portion. I don't understand the physiology/chemistry of my body that I am so overwhelmed with sugar. 2. When Im with a social group and a platter is presented ( cheese, Quince, Crackers). I eat uncontrollably even if I am satiated prior OR a meal is provided after. I try to analyse whether it is nervous energy/do something with hands-but feel Im a confident person and shouldn't need to obsessively/anxiously snack. 3. Drink Fast-again in social scenarios I drink quickly. I replace some alcoholic beverages with sparkling water to offset the speed and therefore the amount I drink. I also used to be a social smoker-so wonder whether this eating/bingeing behaviour is some mild neurosis. Pls help me understand & overcome. Anonymous: Hi Dr. Cabral, I am a devoted listener and I'm going through IHP level 1 right now and loving it. I researched my question, but couldn't find an answer. Hoping you can help. My husband was recently diagnosed with gynecomastia. He is 6' 1" and 165lbs. Eats a healthy, well balanced diet of mostly organic food and is on a good daily regiment of supplements. He has had the minerals and metals test run about 6 months ago and the hormone test run about a year ago. Both pointed towards his body being under a lot of stress...electrolytes depleted, cortisol high at lunch and too low in the evening, and his DHEA and Testosterone were low (testosterone was 68), estradiol was normal. We implemented the protocols given at the time by his practitioner, including taking DHEA for 12 weeks. The things he is working on are his sedentary lifestyle (he works from home as a computer tech and his low energy makes it hard for him to get up and get moving as much as he would like) and he typically has a drink or 2 most evenings. He's decided to cut back on his coffee and alcohol intake. We are wondering what else we can do to help this problem? Is it an estrogen dominance problem? And if so, could he try Estrogen Balance or a DIM supplement? Thanks so much for your help! Thank you for tuning into this weekend's Cabral HouseCalls and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Mindset & Motivation Monday show to get your week started off right! - - - Show Notes & Resources: http://StephenCabral.com/2109 - - - Dr. Cabral's New Book, The Rain Barrel Effect https://amzn.to/2H0W7Ge - - - Join the Community & Get Your Questions Answered: http://CabralSupportGroup.com - - - Dr. Cabral's Most Popular At-Home Lab Tests: > Complete Minerals & Metals Test (Test for mineral imbalances & heavy metal toxicity) - - - > Complete Candida, Metabolic & Vitamins Test (Test for 75 biomarkers including yeast & bacterial gut overgrowth, as well as vitamin levels) - - - > Complete Stress, Mood & Metabolism Test (Discover your complete thyroid, adrenal, hormone, vitamin D & insulin levels) - - - > Complete Stress, Sleep & Hormones Test (Run your adrenal & hormone levels) - - - > Complete Food Sensitivity Test (Find out your hidden food sensitivities) - - - > Complete Omega-3 & Inflammation Test (Discover your levels of inflammation related to your omega-6 to omega-3 levels)
The health of the pelvic floor is key to our overall health in important ways. My podcast guest today is pelvic health expert Jandra Mueller, and she explains how gastrointestinal issues such as IBS and SIBO, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, erectile dysfunction and trauma can all impact the health and tone of the pelvic floor, and how stigmas around normal bodily functions can present obstacles to patients seeking the help they need. Jandra dispels some myths and fears around pelvic floor issues, and discusses a variety of non-surgical interventions for pelvic floor concerns that can improve wellbeing and quality of life for patients. https://drruscio.com/pelvic-floor-dysfunction My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/ If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com/ Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources