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SDR 164: Cannabis Confusion

SDR 164: Cannabis Confusion

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There are a lot of myths out there about cannabis that have people confused, so in this episode I’ll be sharing some key facts to set the assumptions straight. If you’re concerned about failing a drug test due to using hemp oil, or you’re just generally interested in learning more about this special plant, be sure to listen in!

I’ll be explaining the distinction between hemp and cannabis, as well as how to differentiate between them. You’ll learn the different uses and properties of each, how they affect your body, and more.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The two species of cannabis.
  • The effect of hemp oil on a drug test.
  • What cannabinoids and THC are.
  • The important healing properties within cannabinoids.
  • What endocannabinoids are and the key bodily operations they support.
  • Whether hemp can get you high.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Hemp has 20% CBD and less than .3% THC. Marajuana has 10% CBD and 20% THC.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet A hemp extract with all of the cannabinoids except for the THC—this means it has all the beneficial properties of cannabis without the high.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Your body makes cannabinoids called endocannabinoids and they support proper function of several key operations, including your digestion, your nervous system, and even your immunity. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 162: Solution Seeking Digestion

SDR 162: Solution Seeking Digestion

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Did you know that the average American takes around seven different medications? How about that these medications will often lead to more problems and health challenges down the road? Today I’m addressing the difference between symptom chasers and solution seekers, as well as why it’s important to have more of a solution-oriented mindset when it comes to health.

Listen in to hear more about the process I use to find solutions for myself and my patients. You’ll learn the three specific criteria I use to get people from symptomatic to functioning well, what happens when you’re not digesting food, and how to work with the body’s inner doctor.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The difference between symptom chasers and solution seekers.
  • Where all disease comes from.
  • The key to a proper diet.
  • Symptoms of undigested food.
  • Things that never restore function.
  • The dangers of an overmedicated life.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Symptom chasers are those that really don’t have a concern or care in the world about the consequences of these prescription medications—they just want to take a pill for every ill. I don’t recommend you do that.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet The different medications you’re taking are going to lead to other problems and health challenges. The average American is taking 7 prescription medications. We need to change that.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet All disease begins in the gut. - Hippocrates Click To Tweet

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SDR 160: Seven Reasons For Headaches

SDR 160: Seven Reasons For Headaches

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Headaches are much more common than people think, and there is one commonality that all patients with headaches have: digestive issues. So in this episode, I’ll be sharing seven reasons why we get headaches and what you can do to get rid of them for good.

Listen in to learn the many different things that trigger your headaches, as well as what this common ailment can tell us about the needs of your body. (There’s a reason I ask every new patient about their headaches!) From hormone imbalances to alcohol and medications, I’ll break down the common culprits so you can head them off.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The important role of hydration.
  • A good amount to drink.
  • How alcohol affects our bodies differently.
  • Why hormone imbalance can cause more headaches and indigestion.
  • How your medications could be affecting your head and digestion.
  • Why emotional stress is affecting your health.
  • What can make a dramatic difference for your headaches and health.
  • The role of processed food and how it can cause headaches.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

If you’re not properly hydrated, you’re going to impair your immune function.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet In order for enzymes to do what they do, we need adequate water to transport them.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet If you’re prone to headaches, especially around that time of the month ladies, it’s often because you’re hormonally imbalanced. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 158: The Easiest Foods To Digest

SDR 158: The Easiest Foods To Digest

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It’s around lunchtime here where I’m recording in Shelby Township, Michigan, and there’s no better time to talk about digestion. In this episode, I’ll be breaking down in more detail the easiest foods to digest, as well as the macro that is mainly involved. I’ll also share what this macro is meant to do and how energy is sourced from it.

Once we understand a bit more about why it is easier to digest, I will also give examples of specific foods you can rely on to be good choices for easy digestion. Listen in to learn about the enzymes that are in your saliva, how they help you digest certain macros better than others, and more.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The easiest foods to digest.
  • How our saliva affects what we digest and the role of enzymes.
  • The macro that is involved in easy digestion and how energy is sourced from it.
  • How air, water, and photosynthesis relate to how we get our carbs and oxygen.
  • Why eating less than 20g of carbs per day is dangerous.
  • How to know if you have an energy deficiency.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Chlorophyll acts as a mechanism to power up, energize, or generate this photosynthesis machine.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Most of the digestive enzymes in your mouth are to digest carbs.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet If we were meant to eat more fat and protein, we would have more fat and protein enzymes in our saliva. It’s just not how we are wired- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 156: Unique Urine Testing

SDR 156: Unique Urine Testing

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Today I want to talk about some of the testing I do—specifically what I am looking at on a urine test. Primarily, I am looking to see how you are digesting carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, as well as looking for deficiencies in vitamin C. However, there are several things I want you to be aware of that I don’t speak about often: indican and sediment.

Listen in as I share what happens if waste is not effectively removed from the body and what clues your urine can give you about toxic build-up. You will learn which foods you can eat to balance out your stomach acid, the importance of calcium in your diet, and more.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How to avoid toxic build-up in the body.
  • What I test for in urine tests.
  • How calcium is best absorbed.
  • What indican is.
  • How kidney stones form.
  • What sediment is.
  • How calcium and protein are connected.

 

Ideas Worth Sharing:

I like to call blood the spoiled brat of the body because it gets whatever it wants, whenever it wants.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet If there were two big things we should be talking about that impact everyone's digestion, it would be #1: we have too much undigested food, and #2: we have a deficiency in stomach acids.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet If the waste is not being removed effectively from the body, this is toxic.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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