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SDR 115: The Biggest Lies – Late Night Edition

SDR 115: The Biggest Lies – Late Night Edition

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It’s time to discuss one of the biggest lies you’re being told: “You are what you eat.” This common phrase is so, so wrong, and today I’m going to explain why, as well as what phrase is actually more accurate when it comes to your health.

As humans, we tend to over-complicate things—especially regarding diet and nutrition—but I’m here to share the simple truth about how to nourish your body. Listen in to get a glimpse of how your symptoms are showing you where your energy shortage is and how to stop getting in your own way when it comes to your health.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why you are not what you eat.
  • How you can eat the best diet and still be very sick.
  • What we want our food and nutrients to do.
  • Where energy does (and does not) come from.
  • The difference between macronutrients and vitamins.
  • What proteins and fats are responsible for.
  • Why you need to get out of your own way.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

The sickest patients often have the best diets. What? What’s going on with that? - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Just because you eat something, it does not mean your body receives it. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet They think you are going to get energy from medication, but only food makes energy. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 114: Emotional Intelligence & Thriving with Brian Johnson (Part 2)

SDR 114: Emotional Intelligence & Thriving with Brian Johnson (Part 2)

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Today we’re picking up where we left off with the previous episode on emotional intelligence and thriving with Brian Johnson. Listen in as Brian continues walking us through his ABRA method and how it helps us to identify the relationship between our emotions and our body ailments. You will learn how to allow yourself to feel your sorrow, shift it into joy, and use the power of appreciation to gain peace.

Brian gives us detailed, step-by-step descriptions of what he does when dealing with sorrow and other emotions. From the specific words he says to himself to the physical movements he makes and feelings that come over him, you will really get a great picture of how this works and how you can apply it to your life.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How to identify sorrow and shift it into joy.
  • The drastic difference appreciation can make.
  • How to validate that you’re on the right path.
  • What it takes to turn people into teachers.
  • How dreaming helps us get clear on what feelings are present.
  • Why it’s important to give yourself permission.
  • How many times per day you can expect to use these methods.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

The important part of the work I do is being able to take the charge off of it and letting it be okay that it’s not okay. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet I choose to love my sorrow into my joy, and I give myself permission to move forward. - Brian Johnson Click To Tweet I would go on a literal rampage of appreciation to drastically boost my frequency back up even further than I was before that. - Brian Johnson Click To Tweet

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SDR 113: Emotional Intelligence & Thriving with Brian Johnson (Part 1)

SDR 113: Emotional Intelligence & Thriving with Brian Johnson (Part 1)

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If you have any interest in body language and the different emotional codes we display and manifest through our body language, then this episode is for you. My friend Brian Johnson joins me on the show today (and next week!) for a two-part series on the mind-body connection. He will explain the ABRA method that helps us identify our emotions, how they correspond with different parts of our body, and more.

Listen in as Brian explains how your emotions are linked to what’s going on in your gut, as well as how to use this to better understand your body. You’ll learn a system that you can use any time to understand your emotions and focus your body language.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why Brian started with health and wellness at age seven.
  • How he gained self-confidence and a way to feel confident in his space.
  • What the ABRA method is and how it can be used.
  • Four checkpoints you can use to check in with yourself.
  • How different parts of your body give you clues.
  • What causes you to have trouble receiving.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Your emotions have a lot to do with what’s going on in your gut. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet They call it self-defense; I call it self-empowerment. - Brian Johnson Click To Tweet Be authentic with what you actually feel. - Brian Johnson Click To Tweet

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SDR 112: Digestion Masterclass 4

SDR 112: Digestion Masterclass 4

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Today is the fourth and final part of my digestion masterclass series! In this episode, I’m covering hormones, including what they are, what they do, and what kinds of nutrients are important for their creation.

Listen in as I take it all the way back to the biology of the cell and explain how the body is regulated. You will gain a better understanding of the different hormones within your body, as well as the role of the lymphatics and how to understand symptoms related to them.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • What you might be misunderstanding about probiotics.
  • How the body is regulated.
  • The different types of hormones.
  • How to think about the lymphatics and why they’re important.
  • A breathing exercise that will enhance your lymphatic system.
  • How to be a solution-seeker rather than a symptom-chaser.
  • What enzymes are and how they are important.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Some hormonal effects happen within seconds in the body. Other hormonal effects require days simply to even begin, and then they continue on for weeks or months. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Your hormones are derived from fats and proteins. This is important because if you’re not eating enough of these nutrients, you can’t possibly make quality hormones. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Are you going to be a symptom-chaser or a solution-seeker? - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 111: Digestion Masterclass 3

SDR 111: Digestion Masterclass 3

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Today is part three of my digestion masterclass series where I will be teaching you all about digestion and how bad digestion can affect your overall health. In this episode, I talk about the autonomic nervous system and what happens to your body when you are in a fight or flight response for an extended period of time.

Listen in as I explain the problems with following a ketogenic diet, taking antacid medications, and using prescription drugs for joint pain. You’ll learn the symptoms your body will have if you have entered sympathetic stress, how your diet can affect your mood, and how to keep your body functioning properly.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • What happens when your body is in a fight or flight response.
  • Why your body needs energy when it is under stress.
  • Symptoms showing that your body has entered sympathetic stress.
  • What the autonomic nervous system is.
  • The two parts of the autonomic nervous system.
  • How I feel about the keto diet.
  • What joint pain can indicate.
  • How what you eat affects your mood.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

When you are in that fight or flight response, the longer you are in it, the more symptoms you may have. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet When you are under that stress state, your digestive system comes to a halt. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet If you’re waking up and your joints are stiff, this is an example that you have entered into sympathetic stress. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 110: Digestion Masterclass 2

SDR 110: Digestion Masterclass 2

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Today’s episode is part two of my digestion masterclass series, where I will be helping you understand digestion and sharing my tips on how to eliminate digestive stress. This week, I’m focusing on the first three of the 8 phases of digestive stress: diet, digestion, and bowel elimination.

Listen in as I explain the importance of proper hydration, as well as how dehydration can affect your blood flow and your metabolism. You’ll learn why you should be chewing your food a lot, what a healthy bowel movement looks like, and more.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why water is so important for the body.
  • What intracellular fluid is.
  • How malnutrition affects the body.
  • What macros you should aim for each day.
  • Why you should make sure to chew your food.
  • How much water you should drink every day.
  • Why drugs like Zantac are so problematic.
  • What a healthy bowel movement looks like.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

The better your hydration, the better your metabolism. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet You cannot properly remove waste if you are dehydrated. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Healthy blood is about 90% water. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 109: Digestion Masterclass 1

SDR 109: Digestion Masterclass 1

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Today’s episode is the beginning of a four-part series where I’m going to help you understand digestion and how bad digestion can impact your life. This week, I will go deeper into certain (and somewhat surprising) aspects of gut health and share the knowledge you need to ensure proper waste removal and nutrient absorption.

Listen in as I explain the importance of proper hydration, breathing, and enzymes, as well as tips on what foods you should and should not be consuming. Health is not how you feel—it is how you function. That’s why I’ve made it my goal is to help your body function in the best and healthiest way possible, starting with the advice in this episode.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How digestion impacts everything.
  • The two sides of digestion.
  • What food actually is.
  • Four key components of ensuring good digestion.
  • How stress affects your body.
  • The importance of paying attention to what you are thinking.
  • Why we need carbohydrates.
  • How to nourish your cells.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Energy deficiencies create symptoms.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet When we get away from body balance, that’s when stress occurs and that’s when symptoms occur.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Only nutrition will normalize function.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 108: FDA Zantac Cancer Link

SDR 108: FDA Zantac Cancer Link

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Today I am going to be discussing the FDA’s recent release about Zantac, a drug commonly prescribed for acid reflux and heartburn. This is a topic I’m extra passionate about because a recent study confirmed that this drug has potentially dangerous levels of NDMA, which is a chemical that has been linked to liver damage and cancer.

In this episode, I explain the dangers of taking Zantac and other proton-pump inhibitors, as well as where the ingredients for these drugs are being manufactured. I also share several natural ways to tighten up your lower esophageal sphincter and how to heal your stomach lining so you can heal your body naturally and stop ingesting these hazardous chemicals.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why you shouldn’t use proton-pump inhibitors.
  • What really causes acid reflux.
  • The benefits of enzymes instead of probiotics.
  • What you can do to heal your stomach lining.
  • How to tighten up your esophageal sphincter.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Nutrition normalizes function. Drugs are not food.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet If you want to tighten up your lower esophageal sphincter, start eating bitter foods.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet You have to give your body time to heal.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 107: Your Questions Answered – Part 3

SDR 107: Your Questions Answered – Part 3

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This is the third and final episode of my 3-part series answering client questions about diet and digestion. Today I cover what you need to keep in mind about protein consumption, what kinds of eggs we should make sure to look for, and more.

Listen in as I share how much protein I recommend you eat each day, as well as the best sources of this crucial nutrient. I also give you my thoughts on pasteurized milk, cannabis oil, and scleroderma.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How much protein you need each day
  • My favorite sources of protein.
  • The importance of eating pastured eggs.
  • How many eggs you can consume a day.
  • My thoughts on cannabis oil.
  • The importance of smart digestion.
  • Why scleroderma happens.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

We want hens that are free to roam around, eat grass, eat dirt, eat insects. That’s going to make them happy and healthier, and they are going to produce healthier eggs.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet I am a fan of people consuming CBD oil in some way to give pain relief.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet There is a reason that your body stresses that way, and I am certain that some of it has come from the gut and the immunity as well.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 106: Your Questions Answered – Part 2

SDR 106: Your Questions Answered – Part 2

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This is part two of a three-part series where I’m answering your questions on all things fooddigestion, and health. In this episodeI give you my thoughts on sugar substitutes, clarify what I mean when I say certain foods are to be eaten “in moderation,” and more.

Listen in as I share additional questions from the never-before-released coaching session with some of my clients and provide examples of healthy proteins and what types of foods to avoid. You’ll also learn how to use castor oil to ease joint pain, my tips for people with heartburn and acid reflux, and what we should all aim to include in our diets. 

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why I prefer Xylitol over Stevia.
  • How to use castor oil for joint pain.
  • Why you should listen to your body.
  • The five belly busters to avoid.
  • Why I have chosen to focus on patients with colitis and Crohn’s symptoms.
  • What “in moderation” means.
  • Why fruit is essential to a healthy diet.
  • The best protein to consume.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

If it’s going to help me save 5 million lives from the broken medical model, then I am open to that.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet If you were just to have pork twice a year, that’s good. Try to avoid that all together.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet The phrase “you are what you eat” is false. Better said, “you are what you digest”.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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