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SDR 100: Dandelion, Gentian, and Ginger

SDR 100: Dandelion, Gentian, and Ginger

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In honor of my 100th episode, I have a great deal to offer for the first 25 people to order. There are a whole lot of goodies involved, but the main star of the show is my product Smart Move. Today I’m going to take you on a tour of the ingredients I use to formulate this powerful product and explain why I use each of them in the mix.

From healing properties to stimulation and important nutrients, you will learn why dandelion, gentian, and ginger are so useful to your digestion. After I break down the uses and properties of these awesome powerhouse foods, you will have no doubt why they are in my formula. I will also share a less common way to remove waste that does not involve bowel movements or urination.

  • What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:
  • The special deal I have for the first 25 people to order.
  • Why dandelion is such a powerful healer.
  • The various beneficial properties of ginger.
  • What borage oil is and what it does.
  • The many functions of gentian.
  • Another way to remove waste.

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Virtually any herbalist or anybody who knows anything about botany—they love dandelion. It’s not a weed at all; it’s such a plentiful healer.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Dandelion greens have more beta carotene than carrots.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet We need to think more than just having a bowel movement or urinating to lose waste. Sweating or perspiring is a beautiful way to remove waste.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 99: Predigestion

SDR 99: Predigestion

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How is food broken down before it even touches your stomach acid? Today I am going to be talking about this process—something I like to call predigestion—and explaining the importance of chewing your food and more.

Listen in as I share the two main components to what digestion really is, as well as how to begin digestion properly. Breaking down food and turning it into your cells, tissues, and organs is an incredibly exhausting process, so I discuss how you can make it much easier for your body.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • What I call predigestion.
  • A common misconception about stomach acid.
  • How hydrochloric acid is developed.
  • Why it’s important to chew your food.
  • Why we are seeing H.Pylori more often now.
  • How to activate salivary amylase.
  • The science of food.
  • How to get some free goodies.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

The science of food is what nutrition is.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet All drugs have side effects simply because they are designed to block normal body functions.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Chew your food, guys. Your stomach does not have teeth.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 98: Top 10 Benefits of Rose Hips

SDR 98: Top 10 Benefits of Rose Hips

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Are you looking for a natural way to boost your immunity and collagen? Have you heard words such as polyphenols or flavonoids but aren’t quite sure what they mean? If so, search no further. Today I address these questions as I list the top 10 benefits of rose hips.

Rose hips, also known as rosa canina, are known to fight infections and manage stress, but they are also amazing for the absorption of vitamin C and have collagen stabilizing effects. And that’s not all! Listen in as I explain why rose hips are one of my favorite herbs and how they can help you and boost your health.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why rose hips are one of my favorite herbs.
  • What vitamins are in rose hips.
  • How bioflavonoids are beneficial to the body.
  • Why proper kidney function is essential for good health.
  • What they used rose hips to prevent during World War 2.
  • The importance of polyphenols.
  • Why vitamin C is important.
  • Examples of flavonoids.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

One of the benefits of rose hips is that they increase white blood cell counts.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet They used rose hips in World War 2 to prevent scurvy.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Rose hips pack a wallop of vitamin C.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 97: The 8 Healing Benefits of Ginger

SDR 97: The 8 Healing Benefits of Ginger

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It’s concert season, and we all know those concerts can get very hot and muggy. Guess what can help cool you down. Ginger. As you can tell by the title and my awesome segue, I’m going to be talking all about the benefits of ginger. (Hint: There are a lot of them!) You will also get to hear some great tips on how to use this fabulous root.

As a cousin to turmeric, galangal, and cardamom, ginger has some similarities to these roots in both looks and properties. Listen in to learn the many ways ginger can help your health and digestion, the importance of having fresh ginger, and how to conveniently have it when you need it most.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How ginger aids in cooling or warming your body temperature.
  • The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger.
  • How this root helps with stomach problems.
  • The importance of fresh spices.
  • What Raynaud’s disease is, what causes it, and how ginger is helpful.
  • How ginger is great for muscle pain, tension, and arthritis.
  • How to make a ginger compress.
  • The ways ginger helps back and menstrual pain.
  • How motion sickness can be cured by ginger.
  • Ginger’s effect on headaches.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Ginger has a relaxing aromatic effect on your GI tract or your digestion. I give this out all the time.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet You can apply a ginger compress for sore achy muscles.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Motion sickness and ginger go well together.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 96: The 7 Waste Removing Processes

SDR 96: The 7 Waste Removing Processes

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Digestion is really just two things: how well you receive nutrition inside the cell and how you eliminate waste. In this episode, I talk all about the various waste-removing processes and why they are so important in order to understand your digestion and overall health. Knowing where and how the waste in your body is eliminated can allow you to see what is going on and know where things may need help.

Listen in as I give you a clear idea of what waste actually is, as well as all seven ways that your body eliminates it. You’ll learn the role certain parts of your body play in getting the unusable stuff out, how digestive enzymes can help these processes, and more.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • What human waste products are.
  • The important function of your sweat glands.
  • What body buffers are and how they handle waste.
  • How your blood transports and helps with waste removal.
  • The GI tract and what it eliminates.
  • The role of your liver in removing and processing waste.
  • How the lungs are removing waste.
  • What the kidneys do and how they work to rid your body of toxins.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Digestion is really just two things: how well you receive nutrition inside the cell and then how you eliminate waste.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet The GI tract eliminates solid undigested foods, wastes, carbon dioxide, water, salt, and heat.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet A waste product is any product that has no function in the body.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 95: The 8 Stress Responses

SDR 95: The 8 Stress Responses

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In this episode, we are talking about something that affects most people at some stage in their lives: stress. Stress impacts everything in our bodies, both neurological and hormonal, and if left untreated, it can wreak some serious havoc.

Emotional, physical, chemical, environmental, and/or nutritional stress can cause an increased heart rate, reduced blood flow to your organs, and—if it goes on for long enough—major digestion issues. So today I’m sharing some easy steps you can take to reduce stress in your life, from breathing exercises to nutritional and hydration advice.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The importance of taking time to relax.
  • Why our heart rate increases when we are stressed.
  • What happens to your blood vessels when you are stressed.
  • How your organs function when you are not getting enough blood flowing to them.
  • How your body increases oxygen use.
  • Why you have digestion issues when you are stressed.
  • How eating healthy plant-based foods can reduce stress.
  • What you can do to reduce stress in your day-to-day life. 

Ideas Worth Sharing:

To do really good things for your mind and body and spirit is to get out in nature.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet The point is: your thoughts affect your physiology.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Breathing and oxygenating your body is critical.- @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 94: Fatty Liver

SDR 94: Fatty Liver

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Fatty liver is an umbrella term for a wide range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little to no alcohol. This affects a large amount of people out there, so I’m going to break down how this occurs and share tips on how to deal with this condition to get yourself back to a better place.

While some physicians believe fatty liver is reversible, many do not think that is the case. But I do believe that you can combat fatty liver by understanding your metabolism and using nutrients to fuel you correctly, so listen in to hear not only what causes this disease, but also what I believe cures it.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • What “fatty liver” really means.
  • What’s causing fatty liver.
  • Why the liver is the quarterback of the gut.
  • How to detox your liver.
  • Foods with enzymes that naturally help you detox.
  • Other ways to treat your fatty liver.
  • What phenolic compounds are and why they are important.
  • Whether fatty liver is reversible.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

The liver is vital to so many processes. I call it the quarterback of the gut. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet A fatty liver is going to work on overdrive and produce factors in excess that become toxic to the liver. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet If we’re going to talk about nourishing the liver, we’re going to have to look at how we can detox the liver. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 93: Metabolic Syndrome Revisited

SDR 93: Metabolic Syndrome Revisited

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It’s been a while since I released my previous episode on metabolic syndrome, so I thought it was time to talk about it again in a more succinct manner. Today I will be resharing my recording from that episode, but this time I have some important information to add on to give you an even better understanding of what we really need to be looking at when it comes to these kinds of deficiencies.

Listen in to get a close look at what is happening behind the scenes with metabolic syndrome, including how it works, why it happens, and what really solves it. You’ll also learn about five healthy strategies to help prevent and reverse metabolic syndrome, as well as five special foods that combat cortisol.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • What metabolic syndrome is.
  • Why expired foods aren’t worth it.
  • How to get your questions answered live.
  • What needs to be focused on in order to find a solution.
  • The importance of asking questions before resorting to prescriptions.
  • Understanding cortisol and how to control it better.
  • Five healthy strategies to potentially prevent and reverse metabolic syndrome.
  • The five special foods that combat cortisol.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

If we are not looking at the nutrient duty sheet or the sequence with which we derive energy from our food, then we’re missing the point. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Food is how we convert energy—through that sequence of carbs, fats, and proteins. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Metabolic syndrome is nothing more than an energy deficiency, specifically a carb-fat breakdown. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 92: Gas Can Health Analogy

SDR 92: Gas Can Health Analogy

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No matter what ails you, you have two models to choose from to try and treat it: the medical model or the digestion model. In this episode, I will lay out how each model works and what differentiates the two. I’ll also explain a gas can analogy that relates to your health.

Many medical professionals will prescribe you a pharmaceutical that has side effects, and then more pharmaceuticals to treat those side effects. They fail to see the importance of your diet on your digestion and healing your body the natural way. Listen in to learn why you shouldn’t let a diet vilify foods you need in order to heal your body and more.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • What the “Gas Can Health Analogy” is all about.
  • Why food is the most important medication.
  • What the body does without enough carbs or protein.
  • Three questions you’ll be asked by medical doctors.
  • What my GUT-Check Protocol involves.
  • Why you need to be receiving energy from what you put in your body.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Whatever the symptom may be, the question you should be asking yourself is: How do I stop this from advancing? How do I make this go away?. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet Pharmacology does not normalize function—only nutrition can do that. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet When you know what to look for, it's easy to fix things. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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SDR 91: The Most Expensive Urine

SDR 91: The Most Expensive Urine

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Want to know why you are low on energy? What about why so many people are suffering from degenerative diseases? Today I’m going to answer those questions and more as I discuss some important information laid out in a new book by Dr. Howard Loomis called What’s Your Nutritional Deficiency?

Listen in to hear the price we pay for losing essential nutrients and creating deficiencies in our bodies, as well as the keys to relieving symptoms and getting yourself back on track. You’ll learn why it is so important to understand what’s going on in your body, what your food is lacking, and why Americans have “the most expensive urine in the world.”

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • A behind-the-scenes look at what is causing more people to suffer from nutritional deficiency.
  • Why medication is not what the medical model makes it seem.
  • The importance of looking deeper to find out how you’re exhausting nutrients.
  • Why you are low on energy.
  • How to get your body back on track.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

'It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.' - Aristotle Click To Tweet 'Think, examine, analyze—don’t just accept.' - Dr. Earl Lakow Click To Tweet The medical model is broken. They continue to make you think that medications are healthy and nourishing, and they’re just not. They’re the opposite. - @thedigestiondoc Click To Tweet

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