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SDR 72: Nine Gut Boosting Tips

SDR 72: Nine Gut Boosting Tips

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We all know we should be taking care of ourselves, but sometimes it’s easy to lose focus and get off track when it comes to what we consume. So today, I’ve got some quick, easy-to-implement tips that will get you refocused and help you make fundamental changes to improve your digestion and keep you feeling great.

If you’re ready to take control of your health in the new year, tune in to hear my top nine tips for boosting your gut. You’ll learn what to look for when selecting common foods like dairy and beef, what we should all avoid as much as possible, and more.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • What kind of dairy is best.
  • The truth about dairy and calcium.
  • Why it’s so important to drink organic coffee.
  • The benefits of drinking tea.
  • Which teas have the most antioxidants.
  • Why you should be eating grass fed beef.
  • What happens when cows eat corn.
  • Why you should avoid spring water.
  • The problem with alkaline water.
  • Greens to incorporate into your diet.
  • The importance of taking digestive enzymes.
  • Five “belly busters” to avoid eating.
  • Why it’s so crucial to incorporate movement into your day.
  • How your emotional state impacts your gut.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

You do not get a good source of calcium from dairy. That’s what the milk associations, the dairy associations want you to believe, but that’s just not the case. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet We need to be eating way more greens as a society. … If there were one food category that we need to consume more of, it’s this. More salad. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Be happy. A happy person means a happy gut. These things are completely related. There is a mind-body connection that goes to the digestive system. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 71: Common Causes of Diarrhea

SDR 71: Common Causes of Diarrhea

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Many of my patients who come to me for help overcoming IBS and diarrhea find that the culprits behind these conditions are not what they expect. Often, the solution is as simple as avoiding three common dietary mistakes. So today, I’ve got a quick episode for you to address some typical causes of poor digestion and loose stool.

Listen in to hear what to avoid in order to keep your gut running smoothly, as well as what you should be consuming instead. I’ll end with a Q&A session covering the best cooking oils, how to cut back on your sugar intake, and lots more.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The three dietary mistakes that cause diarrhea.
  • What we all need to be mindful of when it comes to pharmaceuticals.
  • The link between bread and sugar.
  • Five “belly busters” we should all avoid.
  • The problem with Ensure drinks.
  • Why you shouldn’t cook with olive oil—and which oils to use instead.
  • The health benefits of turmeric.
  • A formula for figuring out how many teaspoons of sugar are in things you consume.
  • Why you should throw out your canola oil.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Drugs can never heal the body. They can cover up symptoms, they can make you feel better, but they’re never going to heal you. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Go grab the canola oil that’s in your house and just throw it out. It serves no benefit to your body whatsoever. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet The more ingredients listed on the food label, the more you want to put it back. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 70: The Medical Metaphor

SDR 70: The Medical Metaphor

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Too often, people are worried about the symptoms they are experiencing when they should be worrying about how to address the source of the problem. This reflects the key difference in how medical doctors and wellness doctors address health issues, as well, so today I’m using the ‘garbage dump full of rats’ metaphor to break it all down.

Listen in to learn about the importance of training in nutrition and how many doctors are surprisingly inexperienced and uneducated in this area. I’ll also discuss why this is such a big problem, explain how you should find solutions to your health issues, and share key insights from my new book, Gut Check.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why medical doctors are not able to treat many things properly.
  • The importance of looking at more than just symptoms.
  • A preview of the topics my new book covers.
  • How the ‘garbage dump full of rats’ metaphor explains the difference between wellness doctors and medical doctors.
  • Why having symptoms does not mean you’re sick.
  • Answers to some great questions from listeners.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Medicine is not going to nourish and heal you; medicine is going to cover up symptoms. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Every single time you’re doing things that disrupt the body’s natural order, you are ripping off scabs in your gut. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Medical doctors are never going to tell you—well, many of them; most of them—anything diet related or anything nutritionally related because they have no education in this. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 69: The Stress Response

SDR 69: The Stress Response

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Turning to prescription drugs to fix problems that only food can fix is all too common. Today I will explain why you need to focus more on how you fuel your body and why stress is often the real reason our bodies are not working correctly. Prescription meds don’t treat stress, so I’ll discuss why it’s important to take other routes to help your body deal with this issue.

In this episode, I tap into the lessons in my book, Gut Check, and emphasize the huge effect stress has on our digestion and overall health. You will learn about the different components of stress, why the medical model fails to address it correctly, and the key to creating homeostasis within your body.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The origins and components of stress.
  • The biggest problem with the medical model and why it doesn’t acknowledge stress.
  • The only thing that can normalize our functions.
  • The key to homeostasis and body balance.
  • How stress affects the way we receive energy.
  • Why prescription drugs are not what you think.
  • The various phases of stress and how they affect your body.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Stress is the only reason why any of us get sick. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Only nutrition normalizes function. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet When we are under stress, we are burning through the food and burning through our energy. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 68: Essential Functions of Water

SDR 68: Essential Functions of Water

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Can you guess the number one thing I tell all my patients to focus on in order to improve their health? It’s not taking digestive enzymes or eating vegetables—though those things are important, too. But even more important is drinking enough water.

I can’t stress it enough: if you are not properly hydrated, things will go wrong within your body. So in this episode, I’m going to share the essential functions of water and what makes it so important for health. Tune in to hear why you should focus on hydration above all else, how much water you should be drinking every day, and lots more.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The two biggest functions of water.
  • How much water you should aim to drink each day.
  • The important connection between water and the enzyme processes in your body.
  • What happens if water is not distributed properly.
  • The problem with prescription medications.
  • Two major things that cause most digestion issues.
  • What consistency you should aim for when chewing food.
  • How gastric surgery affects digestion.
  • The five belly busters to avoid.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Your DNA is altered when you are dehydrated. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet You could be taking all the enzymes you want. You could have tight, strong supplement game. … That means nothing if you’re not properly consuming water. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Only enzymes can get food past a compromised gut. Only enzymes can do that, and you need to be hydrated to make the activation of those enzymes appropriate. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 67: Execute Your Amazing (Part 2)

SDR 67: Execute Your Amazing (Part 2)

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Tune in for the second half of my presentation on executing your amazing, based on Brian P. Moran’s book, The 12 Week Year. I will show you how to implement your long-term goals through organizing and planning, and you’ll learn the importance of good habits, persistence, and small daily steps that can have a huge payout in the long run.

I’ll also address the issues of leaving your comfort zone and lack of focus, so you can rethink these things that hold you back from achieving your goals. Listen in to find out how to schedule important performance blocks that allow you to focus, plan, account for imperfection, and unleash your awesome.

Don’t forget to show me your projects you want to move forward on and share what you would do if you could relive yesterday!

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How to align your 12-week plan with your vision.
  • The importance of your daily habits and actions.
  • Exercises to help with your planning and execution process.
  • Realistic goals to strive for.
  • How to move past discomfort in order to achieve your goals.
  • The importance of being purposeful with time and not leaving things to chance.
  • Three aspects of performance time that you need to schedule.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Long term results are created by the actions you take every day. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet The one thing that moves the universe is action. Consistent action turns dreams into reality. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Accountability is sexy – confront the truth. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 66: Execute Your Amazing (Part 1)

SDR 66: Execute Your Amazing (Part 1)

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As we approach the end of the year, lots of us are thinking about all the things we want to accomplish in 2019. Many of you are probably considering creating New Year’s Resolutions or making lists of things you’re aiming to do by next year’s end. But what if I told you that setting annual goals almost guarantees that you won’t achieve them?

Don’t get me wrong; I love the process of getting better, whether that’s improving your health, your relationships, your business—whatever the case may be. The problem is that so many people go about doing this in the wrong way. So today, I’m going to share the first half of a recording of a presentation I did in 2017 that covers simple techniques you can use to help you execute on your goals and make sure you’re living up to your full potential in 2019 and beyond.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The number one factor holding people back from reaching their full potential.
  • Why annual goal-setting limits your performance.
  • How long you should give yourself to execute your goals.
  • The key reason some people succeed and others fail.
  • Barriers to your success.
  • Why it’s so important to make your bed every morning.
  • How establishing a morning routine improves productivity.
  • Steps for creating and executing your personal vision.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

If you could fully tap into your potential, how different would your life be? - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Anywhere where you have accomplished less than you desire, you need to look at this and be accountable for it. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Important actions are often uncomfortable. The secret of living to your true potential is to value the important stuff above your own comfort level. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 65: Your Questions Answered

SDR 65: Your Questions Answered

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I’m back with more of your questions! Today’s show is a recording from a recent Facebook Live video where I address everything from juicing and digestive enzymes to heartburn and candida. You’ll hear my tips and advice for giving your body what it needs and loving yourself healthy.

Do you have something you’d like to ask me? Email me at hello@thedigestiondoctor.com, and I might just feature your question in a future episode. But for now, tune in to hear all of today’s great info! It’s an episode you don’t want to miss!

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The five belly busters we should all avoid.
  • Emotional stresses that keep our bodies from staying healthy.
  • The two main functions of enzymes.
  • Why enzymes work so quickly.
  • A common misconception about enzymes.
  • How to use digestive bitters.
  • Recommendations for helping heartburn.
  • What to do for arthritic fingers.
  • Suggestions for dealing with lingering nerve pain from shingles.
  • How to deal with candida.
  • What types of foods can help with anxiety.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

The body is a machine. It knows how to heal us, it knows how to be healthy. It’s just that we get in our own way. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Taking digestive enzymes is healthy. They are foods. They are not going to make your pancreas work less efficiently. You’re not going to have to be reliant on them. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet When you eat cooked, heat-treated, microwaved, pouched, and canned foods, you need the digestive enzyme. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 64: Top 10 Thanksgiving Tips

SDR 64: Top 10 Thanksgiving Tips

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The holidays are fast approaching, and this time of year can make it pretty challenging to eat well. With treats all around and the constant temptation to consume more and more, anyone can go off track. And while it’s okay to indulge every once in a while, the key is to be mindful when you do.

In this episode, I’m going to share some tips for doing just that. Listen in to learn my top ten strategies for doing holiday dining right. You’ll hear advice on when to go for seconds, how to spare yourself some calories at dessert, and more.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How to begin your day to avoid feeling guilty about what you eat.
  • What kind of breakfast is best.
  • Advice for dealing with holiday stress and tension between family members.
  • How much water you should be drinking to stay hydrated.
  • What to take before your meal—especially if you’re going to be eating more than you normally would.
  • How often it’s okay to “cheat.”
  • What portion size to aim for when eating starches.
  • The number one nutrient we’re not getting enough of.
  • How long to wait before you go in for seconds.
  • When to get moving after a big meal.
  • A tip for saving some calories when eating dessert.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

80% of the food you want to be eating should be really clean and healthy, and 20% of the time, you can cheat. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet There’s nothing wrong with having foods that aren’t the best for you, as long as you don’t do this all the time. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Don’t eat with your eyes; eat with your brain. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 63: How Much Do You Value Your Health?

SDR 63: How Much Do You Value Your Health?

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Do you make your health a priority? Or are you more likely to make excuses? Unfortunately, I see far too many people who do the latter, and this episode is going to be a little bit of a rant about that.

No one should value your health more than you—period. So today I’m going to share with you two contrasting stories of patients I recently saw in my practice, one whose approach devalues both their own well-being and the work of health professionals, and the other who shows us what it really means to make your health a priority.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The thing that makes Dr. Christine crazy.
  • Examples of two types of patients—and which is more likely to get well.
  • What it means to be a “symptom-chaser.”
  • Why we all have to take accountability for our own health.
  • Questions to ask yourself.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

When you’ve got stuff happening with your health, you've gotta find a way. Find a way, whatever way that is. Otherwise, you’re just not valuing your health. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Your health matters. How you show up matters. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Above all things, you have to love yourself so much; you have to love yourself healthy with whatever is required to do that. -@thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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