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Josh Gitalis

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52: The Impact of Nutrition and Lifestyle on Mental Health with Josh Gitalis

The Joyous Health Podcast

Joy and Walker are thrilled to have their good friend, Josh Gitalis, join them once again on the podcast this week. As frequent listeners will remember, Josh is a Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner who runs a Toronto-based private practice with a worldwide client base. He is a recognized expert in integrative healthcare, and provides professional courses, seminars and workshops including the Functional Nutrition Certification Program. He is the first Canadian nutritionist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP), and, in today’s episode, he shares his vast amount of expertise in the area of mental health. The interview begins appropriately with a mental health check, and then Josh goes on to share the mental health issues that he is seeing in his practice, and the level of awareness among his clients regarding the connection between these issues and their lifestyle and nutritional habits. Josh then offers a masterclass on this connection looking at the two parts of functional nutrition, practicing emotions, addressing the pillars of mental health, and working with clients who are expressing feelings of depression. He also explains the makeup of the brain and nervous system, nutritional information regarding them, his perspective on biohacking, and some of the challenges with medications. This informative conversation concludes by highlighting the importance of talking to a health care practitioner when necessary, and Josh’s advice for supporting mental health. An important discussion at any time, today’s examination of mental health and Josh’s insightful recommendations are particularly critical given the impact of the pandemic on all our lives, rendering it as timely as it is valuable. Episode Highlights:   A mental health check   The mental health issues Josh is finding in his practice   His clients’ level of awareness of the connection between healthy lifestyle and mental health   Information overload and the ‘take a break from news’ challenge   The two parts to functional nutrition   Practicing emotions   Josh’s pillars of mental health and addressing both of them   His process for working with patients feeling depressed   The importance of sleep   Brain and nervous system makeup and nutrition   Nina Teicholz’s The Big Fat Surprise   Cholesterol and how it works   Joy’s natural hair care challenge   Josh’s perspective on biohacking   What brain cells need to thrive   The challenges with medications   The importance of talking to a health care practitioner   Josh’s advice for supporting mental health Resources: Josh's Homepage Josh's Courses The Big Fat Surprise Josh’s Social Media:  Josh's Facebook Josh's YouTube Josh's Instagram More about Joyous Health:  Check out our award-winning blog Joyous Health  Check out Joy’s bestselling cookbooks Follow Joyous Health on Instagram Find Joyous Health on Facebook Learn more about The Joyous Health Business Program  Check out our full line of Natural & Organic Haircare and Body Care. Join Joy’s Hair Care Challenge at Natural Hair Care Challenge


15 Jun 2021

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Bridging Holistic and Functional Healthcare and Building a Better Brain with Josh Gitalis - Ep. 83

Redefining Reality with Bryan Hardy

A long overdue and yet still awesome and relevant podcast with the wonderful Josh Gitalis where we dive into his path bridging the holistic nutrition world with that of functional medicine, finding his passions in teaching and clinical practice, his love of mushrooms and how to get more Vitamin D from them, as well as other solid practical insights and reminders that we can all use to build healthier happier brains and bodies.For full show notes visit:www.bryanhardy.ca/joshOutro Music:Grow by Satsang

1hr 14mins

5 Aug 2020

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Ep. 62 – Immune "Boosting" with Josh Gitalis


In this special episode, we speak with Clinical Nutrition Practitioner Josh Gitalis on how to improve the health and function of your immune system. Your immune system is your first line of defence against potentially dangerous viruses and pathogens that can attack your body and wreck havoc. We go deep in this knowledge-packed episode, getting into a ton of great of advice on how you can make your immune system strong and resilient. We take a three phase approach to ensure all areas are covered including: 1. Healthy lifestyle habits 2. Eating a high-quality nutrition-rich diet 3. Our top supplement recommendations to boost your system In a time like right now where immune health is so vital, make sure you take the time to listen to this information-packed episode so that you can get your immune system firing on all cylinders. Enjoy! 

1hr 17mins

5 Apr 2020

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Episode 48: Detoxify and Eat Clean – Interview with Josh Gitalis

Let's Talk Wellness Now

Josh Gitalis, Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner,runs a Toronto-based private practice, with a worldwide client base. He is a recognized expert in integrative healthcare, merging the best of functional medicine and integrative therapeutics. As a leader in his field, Josh has taught Clinical Nutrition for several natural health colleges and runs the Functional Nutrition Certification Program. He is the first Canadian nutritionist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).  Josh shares his experience as a clinical nutritionist and how to implement this into our daily lives. Dr. Deb and Josh explore the food toxicity that we are currently dealing with today and how to detoxify and eat clean.  Links: https://www.joshgitalis.com/


17 Feb 2020

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Episode 67: Nutrition and Functional Medicine: Actionable Tips for a Healthier Life with Josh Gitalis

Rebel Talk

Josh Gitalis is a clinical nutritionist, he is a recognized expert in the field of clinical detoxification and therapeutic supplementation. He runs a Toronto based private practice with a worldwide client base. Josh teaches clinical nutrition and is also the first Canadian nutritionist becoming an IFM (Institute for Functional Medicine) certified practitioner. Josh has the ability to take incredibly complex concepts and distill them down into digestible information for the general public. In this episode, Josh and Michelle go deep into crucial topics about integrative health, such as: Types of testing; How to be an informed health consumer; The differences between conventional and functional medicine testing; The kinds of tools to help identify dysfunction, not only diagnosing disease; Environmental health. Key Takeaways:  [7:16] Josh Gitalis shares his personal and professional journey. [9:06] How Josh Gitalis became interested in Functional Medicine. [12:20] Josh Gitalis explains the meaning of functional lab testing. [13:30] The specific characteristics of stool testing from a functional medicine perspective. [18:30] Josh Gitalis shares a case that illustrates the necessity that practitioners have to look deeper and ask more questions to the patients. [21:20] Common mistakes in both medical and natural integrative testing. [22:13] When to have toxin testing? [23:45] The best functional tests to examine the hormones and digestion functions. [24:32] Josh Gitalis talks about his passion with regards to detoxification and environmental health. [28:20] Cleaning up your environment is something that you learn and have to do once and you never have to think about it again. [31:22] Josh Gitalis shares his knowledge about fasting. [38:40] Tips for a family that wants to live more holistically. [40:46] Josh shares the principles about food introduction. [43:48] Why do people end up in “food traps” in regards to feeding children?  [47:03] Leave your house with a food plan or you will be left with very unhealthy food options. [47:22] Josh Gitalis’ favorite mistake that propelled him forward. [48:57] What makes Josh Gitalis rebellious? [50:03] Rapid fire questions. Continue on your wild journey… Join us on our Facebook community  www.poppyclinic.com Dr. Michelle Peris at Instagram Dr. Michelle Peris at Facebook Designs for Health When was the last time you felt truly cared for, like your health provider is invested in helping you find the root cause of your dis-ease and is offering common-sense solutions to your problems? The Poppy Clinic thinks you need an innovative approach to understanding why you are experiencing symptoms in the first place, offering functional tests to help provide the answers that you need and solutions that make sense for your life. At The Poppy Clinic, we believe you deserve to thrive in your health and be an invested member in your healthcare partnership. We are an integrative healthcare team providing services such as naturopathic medicine, holistic medicine, nutrition, IV vitamin therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, scar release therapy and live cell blood analysis. Since we believe community is imperative for transforming your health, we also provide unique community health services: our women’s group Rebel Tribe, a 6 week meditation series, solstice meditation, group nutrition services and mom and baby yoga. We want to transform your healthcare experience, and we believe that you deserve such clarity in your health that you can separate poppy seeds from soil — and now you know where the clinic name comes from! We look forward to meeting you very soon!  Get in touch with Josh Gitalis: Josh Gitalis Josh Gitalis on Instagram Josh Gitalis on Facebook Free Digestion Mini Course with Josh Gitalis


28 Jan 2020

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Ep. 57 – Enhanced Digestion, Toxic Sport Drinks & Caffeine with Josh Gitalis


In this episode we pick the brain of one of the smartest people we know when it comes to clinical nutrition. Josh is a functional nutritionist, clinical nutrition practitioner and educator to many nutritionist around the globe. We talk all about how important digestion is when it comes to absorbing nutrients that are essential to elite performance and maximum recovery! We also get into some of our favourite topics such as the dangers of so-called sports drinks and how caffeine can affect your performance.

1hr 10mins

28 Aug 2019

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04: Detoxing The Home, Mindful Parenting & Being Biz Rock Stars with Meghan Telpner & Josh Gitalis

The Joyous Health Podcast

Today [is the day] that we are joined by our dear friends, Meghan Telpner and Josh Gitalis. You may know Meghan as the author of two books, UnDiet and The UnDiet Cookbook, a Nutritionist and Founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition; and Josh Gitalis as a Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner who runs a Toronto-based practice with a worldwide client base. We're super grateful to have them share their wisdom with us today, as well as some behind-the-scenes stories from their life of being a married couple, entrepreneurs and parents to the most adorable almost-2-year-old, Finn!  In this episode we discuss: The importance of having a solid relationship before having kids. How work life and home life intertwine. (hint: it takes a ton of organization to run a household, be parents and be an entrepreneur). The key life skill Josh learned in nutrition school and Meghan's life-changing Balsamic Maple Tempeh recipe that has been dubbed the "tempeh converter". Mindfulness is one of the most important skills in being a parent. House rules around technology that Meghan and Josh live by.  Why you should care about the toxins in your home. Tips for setting up a toxin-free nursery plus Meghan's superstitious nature. Tons of tips for creating a toxin-free healthy home. The two most important investments in a healthy home! Meghan and Josh's hobbies (from macrame to the books they are reading) Josh and Meghan's Pre-tirement plan What they love about each other and what brings a dose of joy to their life every day.  Their love of Finn and why he's so awesome.  What's next for Meghan and Josh.  SHOW NOTES: https://bejoyo.us/episode4 Joyous Health Business Program: http://www.joyousbusiness.com


22 May 2019

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#22: Wild Food, Brain Food, and All Things Nutrition with Josh Gitalis

Dhru Purohit Podcast

Host: Dhru PurohitGuest: Josh GitalisWe talk about the topic of food often—it gets a lot of airplay, but shouldn’t it? We eat three, sometimes more, times a day and we believe that food fuels our cells. It’s important! Today, we are talking with Toronto-based functional nutritionist Josh Gitalis who is passionate about helping his clients figure out the best approach to eating for their needs.Josh and our host Dhru start off with wild foods and how they are nutritionally superior to your supermarket finds. Have you eaten any dandelion greens lately? (Just be sure they aren’t sprayed with pesticides!) Find out how you can incorporate wild foods into your meals and adapt to enjoy the taste of bitter foods.You’ll also get to hear about why you may need a different diet for different times of your life, functional lab testing, how you can incorporate more greens in your meals, practical tips for feeding kids, and much more. This is a great one!In this episode, we dive into:-Josh’s love of wild greens and mushrooms (3:38)-Wild food and brain health (6:15)-Adapting and retraining taste buds to enjoy bitters (12:15)-Cutting through the nutrition confusion (14:26)-What is the FODMAPs diet? (20:36)-When is it time to go back to a less restricted diet? (24:14)-Using functional labs to dig deeper (25:44)-Josh’s background and journey (29:12)-Eating greens and their role in our microbiome (35:20)-Tips to help you eat more whole foods (38:51)-Freezing food for later (43:12)-Tools for helping with meal prep (46:04)-Bone broth—fad or a real healer? (48:21)-What’s in a brain? (50:28)-Genetic testing clues to help us (57:58)-What does Josh eat? (1:03:24)-Tips for feeding kids (1:11:07)-Resources and where you can find Josh (1:15:49)Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by our partnership with the AquaTru Water Filter. To get exclusive access to this deal visit www.brokenbrain.com/filterInterested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your join request here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 19mins

27 Sep 2018

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Episode #36: Guest Interview - Josh Gitalis, Clinical Nutritionist

Tipping Point Nutrition Podcast

In episode #36 Krishn speaks with Josh Gitalis, Clinical Nutritionist and founder of the Functional Nutrition Certification Program. Josh is a wealth of knowledge and helps clients to reach their health and wellness goals through evidence-based, functional nutrition/functional medicine. After completing his nutrition training in Canada, he later went on to complete his Functional Nutrition Certification with the Institute of Functional Medicine based in Washington, DC. His relentless quest for answers in relation to the origin of disease has been integral in the success he's achieved in not only developing healing protocols for clients, but in helping other practitioners to apply their training to real-world settings. He is a gifted teacher, always  searching for the latest health/ nutrition research and breaking down complex topics into something both clients and practitioners can not only understand, but leverage in real world settings. Tune in to learn more about Josh's personal journey down the path of functional medicine, where he thinks the industry is headed and some of his top tips for achieving optimal health. www.joshgitalis.com


18 Jun 2018

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Episode 34 - Understanding Your Blood Work with Josh Gitalis

The Heavy Flow Podcast

Today I'm talking to Josh Gitalis, a clinical nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner, about how to understand our own blood work and why it's important. What we discussed: How Josh came to be a nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner What is functional medicine? Where to start when learning to read your own bloodwork The difference between lab ranges and optimal ranges How to talk to your doctor to request testing and blood work Using your knowledge about your own bloodwork to advocate for yourself Why figuring out what works for you is the best health advice Testing for thyroid issues and the test your doctor may be missing Connect with Josh:  Website Instagram Twitter Facebook Resources mentioned in this episode:  Register for the Magic of Menstruation Workshop – June 20th Why You Should Own Copies of Your Blood Work And How to Read The Results Lab Tests Online Your Blood Never Lies Grain Brain Brain Maker GrassrootsHealth Josh's Facebook live on thyroid health Advanced Clinical Focus Course: Hormones and Endocrinology Diagnosing UTI's a 'dog's breakfast' and it's affecting women Subscribe & leave a review:  If you're into Heavy Flow, please subscribe in iTunes and write a review - that's the best way to support the show and help others find this podcast! Music Credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic Design: Rachel Laird

1hr 7mins

7 Jun 2018