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Podcast 247: Holistic Digestion with Andrea Nakayama

by Sean Croxton

Sorry!

I’m a week behind on show notes. My bad.



Last week, I took a trip to the Bay Area and to Portland to film presentations for my upcoming project, The Second Opinion Series Volume One: The Thyroid Sessions.

I got to hang out with really cool peeps like Chris Kresser, Dr. Dan Kalish, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Nora Gedgaudas, and last week’s podcast guest Andrea Nakayama. 

Stay tuned for more info!


Andrea is crazy smart and she’s the master of “backing it up” — in other words, peeling back the layers and getting to the root cause of health challenges.



On last week’s show, she and I chatted about one of my favorite topics, digestion.



Because anything having to do with poop is a-okay on my book! :)

Here’s what you’ll learn…


4:07 – Where to find an awesome holistic dentist.

5:35 – Finding Her Calling: What turned Andrea toward health and nutrition.



9:45 – Defining the purpose and practice of functional nutrition.



11:40 – “Gut health is at the root of all health.”



12:43 – The biggest stressor you put on your system every single day!



14:10 – How to protect the skin within.

16:38 – I’ve got horrible allergies! What’s going on here?



22:24 – Strategies to build up a store of healthy gut bacteria.

24:30 – There’s no one-size-fits-all probiotic therapy.



26:00 – Start with the basics (digest and absorption) and go from there!



26:56 – How staying up past your bedtime can cause health problems.



29:19 – Connecting the Dots: How the gut and immune systems are attached at the hip.

32:22 – Can digestive problems lead to hormonal problems? (And what the liver has to do with it…)

34:24 – How poor liver function leads to thyroid and adrenal problems.



35:07 – “Your poop tells you so much about what’s going on!”

37:05 – Non-Violent Communication with Self: How to listen to and be in tune with your body.



40:27 – Andrea’s BEST tips for restoring your health!


45:31 – When is the right time to seek out professional help for digestive issues?

47:41 – How to become a functional nutrition practitioner. Andrea will teach you!



Click the player below to listen to the entire episode.

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Enjoy!

Sean




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Poopin’ 2.2: The Squatty Potty Giveaway!

by Sean Croxton

I’m in love.

Monday afternoon the FedEx guy knocked on my door and delivered the ultimate holiday gift.

No, this gift wasn’t something I’d use once or twice and then put up on a shelf. In fact, I can use it every single day – sometimes twice. Depends on what I eat.

A couple years ago, I posted my most popular video Poopin’ 2.0 in which I explained the importance of going number two with proper form. The design of our modern toilet is actually not so physiologically-friendly, leading to many potential problems including incomplete elimination, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis.

Since I uploaded Poopin’ 2.0 I have heard from literally hundreds of people – both men and women – who have thanked me (sometimes with very graphic stories) for altering their daily trip to the john.

Saves time.

Saves effort.

Saves paper. (Squatting is eco-friendly, too!)

As I state in the video below, I get a lot of free stuff from companies hoping that I’d help them market their products. Ninety-nine percent of the time I decline.

But when Mr. FedEx dropped off The Squatty Potty the other day, I could not wait to share it with you.

This thing is super cool! It’s stylish. You can stow it away by sliding it under your toilet bowl. And it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb in your bathroom like the old plastic box I used to use.

I’m so pumped about The Squatty Potty that we’re giving away TWO of them!

You know the drill. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below about why you want a Squatty Potty. I’ll draw 2 names out of a bag on Monday morning and announce the winners by video.

Contest ends Friday, December 9 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Looking forward to reading your comments!!

Feet up! Butt down!

Out.

Sean Croxton
The Poop King


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Immunity, Bacteria, and Babies!

by Sean Croxton

Truth bombs were falling out of the sky last night as I sat down at my desk to watch the rest of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride’s lecture from the Wise Traditions London DVD.

I learned all about how the health of the digestive system plays a HUGE role in asthma, epilepsy, depression, and a whole lot more! Mind blowing info, indeed.

Tomorrow, I plan on filling you guys in on the whole asthma situation. Did you know that asthma meds actually cause long-term lung damage?

It’s true!

But today I felt the need to talk about one of my favorite topics, reproduction. I love talking about baby making!

Click the video below to learn how your immune system was inherited from your mother, and why it is so incredibly important for women (and men) to ensure that their guts are well stocked with healthy flora.

Too many babies are coming into this world with the chips down. What results is an ugly cascade of compromised immunity, infections, antibiotics, worsened gut flora and immunity, leaky gut, toxicity, food sensitivities, and autoimmunity.

Talk about a domino effect!

Let’s nip this thing in the bud by educating ourselves and eating with our children in mind.

If you’re interested in learning more about health baby-making, click HERE to check our my buddy Chris Kresser’s Healthy Baby Code program. You’ll dig it.

See you tomorrow!

Sean Croxton
Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss