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#313 – Thyroid Loving Care

Guest: Jen Wittman

Jen Wittman — author of Healing Hashimoto’s Naturally — visits the podcast to discuss how she used “radical TLC” to LOVE her thyroid and her body back to health. Find out how you can get the support you need, make self-care a daily practice, and get your crazy schedule under control so you make more time for you and the healing process.

Here are my notes:

3:28 – Why it took 3 years and 13 doctors to get the the bottom of Jen’s health problems.

6:45 – Jen gets a reality check about the SAD diet she was eating (and washing down with Gatorade) and the traumatic event that she believes triggered her health problems.

12:20 – The most important thing Jen did to heal herself, why she didn’t want to do it, and how she finally made a change.

14:37 – Dealing with an “invisible” disease and communicating to get the support you need.

22:29 – How to separate your identity from your disease.

23:42 – Setting a daily practice for self-love and self-care, one choice at a time.

27:54 – The 3 phrases of healing and transformation.

28:53 – The most IMPORTANT part of creating real change.

35:24 – What your super busy schedule might really mean and why you need to make time for yourself.

38:05 – Cry buddies: letting it all out for better health.

40:15 – Order Jen’s new book Healing Hashimoto’s Naturally.

40:45 – Sign up for the FREE Your Best Thyroid Life event.

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#312 – GMOs, Cholesterol, and Your Microbiome

Guest: Dr. Terry Wahls

Dr. Terry Wahls, author of The Wahls Protocol (now available in paperback), stops by to discuss a variety of topics including an update on her multiple sclerosis research, how GMO farming reduces nutrient density, and how low cholestrol may cause violent behavior.

Here are my notes:

2:30 – Dr. Wahls’ incredible story of overcoming multiple sclerosis. Have you seen her TED Talk?

8:01 – Can Is a vegetarian diet cause autoimmune disease?

9:03 – UPDATE: What Dr. Wahls’ latest MS research is showing.

12:25 – The 80-year decline: Is your apple as nutritious as it used to be?

14:07 – Why fungi is your friend (and Round-Up is not!)

20:41 – The common weed killer clogging up your detox system and causing “leaky skin”.

23:55 – Glutathione and sulfate: why you need them and how to get them.

29:56 – Dr. Wahls’ favorite leafy greens and other JERFy recommendations.

32:31 – All about your microbiome: Is it promoting health … or inflammation and obesity?

38:57 – How your poop can save someones life. I’m serious!

44:00 – A crazy cholesterol connection and low cholesterol may more dangerous than you thought.

47:31 – Order The Wahls Protocol!

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#311 – Women, Food, and Desire

Guest: Alexandra Jamieson

Alexandra Jamieson returns to the show to discuss her outstanding, new book Women, Food, and Desire.

Here are my notes:

3:54 – The one question you must answer for yourself to live a better life.

6:30 – How fear and habits could be holding you back.

12:02 – Why your desires will always come back to food – and how to use them to make better choices.

16:04 – The 4 root causes of all your cravings.

21:32 – Lose the guilt over physical and emotional cravings. It’s human nature!

24:19 -Transforming bad food habits into good ones. Hint: Try bathroom aerobics.

27:30 – How to tell if your cravings are really a problem or just a pleasure.

31:39 – Alex gets super honest about her personal life and the healing power of sharing her story.

37:20 – Dating and diets: it’s all about finding the right fit.

39:55 – Your diet: much more than what you put in your mouth.

41:24 – Why we need to get honest about what we need and how we want to feel.

44:30 – The no-win game of comparison and body hate and how to surround yourself with support for better health.

52:13 – How to use the power of food and desire to improve your relationships and your life – and have more fun while you do it.

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#310 – The Autoimmune Solution

Guest: Dr. Amy Myers, MD

Dr. Amy Myers, author of The Autoimmune Solution and host of The Autoimmune Summit, returned to the podcast to discuss how toxins and untreated infections contribute to autoimmune conditions.

Here are my notes:

3:55 – The confusion and frustration of a second-year medical student (Dr. Myers) suffering from the symptoms of an autoimmune thyroid condition.

8:30 – How having your thyroid removed can cause mood swings and panic attacks!

11:00 – The “healthy diet” that may have contributed to Dr. Myers’s condition … and the dramatic “meaty” changes she had to make.

13:20 – It’s not all about gluten and leaky gut! The multifactorial complexity of autoimmune disease.

19:43 – What is autoimmune disease anyway?

20:41 – How a flawed medical system contributes to underreported cases of autoimmunity.

23:19 – The autoimmune spectrum. Where do you fall?

25:15 – The”elevator pitch” version for why you should heal your gut and drop gluten.

27:26 – Dr. Myer’s two non-negotiable foods for healing your gut.

31:00 – Immunosuppressive drugs: how leaving yourself wide open for an infection can be a major problem with autoimmunity.

35:40 – Three theories for how common, everyday toxins may be affecting (or triggering) autoimmune conditions.

41:00 – MAJOR problems with how chemicals and toxins are approved for personal and commercial usage.

44:22 – Dr. Myers’s 3 simple strategies for clearing toxins from your air, water, and food.

48:52 – How to detox WITHOUT triggering autoimmunity.

50:47 – How bacterial infections and viruses trigger autoimmunity. And how to test for them.

1:00:39 – Pre-order The Autoimmune Solution and get these free goodies!

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#309 – The Truth About Food Addiction

Guest: Dr. Vera Tarman, MD

Dr. Vera Tarman — author of Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction — returns to the podcast to share her incredible story of food, drug, and alcohol addictions.

Here’s what we talked about:

2:50 – Dr. Tarman’s personal story of food, drug and alcohol addictions and hitting rock bottom.

17:58 – What food addiction really looks like.

19:53 – The science and reality behind food addiction.

22:34 – The addiction continuum and why food addiction is so hard to diagnose.

26:48 – Food addiction vs. addictive food. Does dieting = food addiction?

28:45 – The emotional side of food addiction and eating disorders.

31:30 – The brain of a food addict.

36:41 – Antidepressants, neurotransmitters and your brain.

39:00 – Insights into the food industry, the “bliss spot” and why you don’t know about any of it.

40:46 – Dr. Tarman’s thoughts on trigger foods and food addiction programs.

47:58 – Ideas and resources about elimination, treatment, substitution and individualized healing.

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#308 – The Adrenal Reset Diet

Guest: Dr. Alan Christianson

Dr. Alan Christianson — author of The Adrenal Reset Diet — stops by to discuss how you can use food to transform your adrenals from surviving to thriving.

Here’s what we talked about:

2:15 – The “chubby kid”. Dr. Alan’s adolescent weight issues … and how he got past them.

4:09 – Surviving vs. Thriving: which mode are you in?

7:49 – Cortisol is your friend. Here’s why.

11:09 – Why a low-carb diet may be keeping you up at night.

14:05 – The Adrenal Fat Switch: How to turn it OFF!

16:06 – Carb Cycling: WHEN to eat carbs and why.

18:35 – The Cortisol Slope: You’ll never believe what it can tell you about your lifespan!

19:38 – Dr. Alan’s personal Adrenal Reset experiment.

23:06 – How to shift your cortisol levels with diet alone.

29:20 – The Adrenal Reset Diet in a nutshell.

30:02 – What to do if you’re “tired and wired.”

36:28 – Don’t let your stress get you stressed!

40:00 – Get The Adrenal Reset Diet.

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#307 – Eat Clean. Play Often. Crush Life.

Guest: Mary Shenouda

Mary Shenouda — a.k.a. The Paleo Chef — makes her debut appearance on the podcast and teaches you how to Eat Clean, Play Often, and Crush Life.
Here what we talked about!

3:07 – Mary’s personal health story. It all began in the second grade…

7:45 – THEY said she had lupus and cancer. They were wrong.

11:30 – Your very best options for food sensitivity testing.

13:23 – How an occupation you hate can impact your health. Mary tells her story.

15:43 – The Universe has spoken. Mary takes the leap OUT of the corporate world and into what she loves.

22:45 – Eat. Play. Crush. Defined.

26:30 – How to “grow your crush muscles”.

28:00 – A “new” kind of vulnerability.

31:00 – Meditation, mantra, journaling, and getting N.A.K.E.D.

36:15 – Where a Paleo Chef gets her recipe inspiration.

38:00 – Paleo positives and paleo peeves.

41:31 – Get the Eat Play Crush 5-Day Guide!

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