Intuitive Mind Solutions Podcast with Dr Carolyn Griffin, Founder of My Cultured Life
Intuitive Mind Solutions Podcast
Intuitive Mind Solutions Dr. Matthew Breske interviews Dr. Carolyn Griffin Founder of My Cultured Life. Dr. Carolyn Griffin is a chiropractor, an entrepreneur, and a certified fermentationist who is changing the way people think in regards to how we eat. You can learn more any what she is doing at www.myculturedlife.com and wwwSCVChiro.com. She has started one of the coolest and most innovative fermented foods sites on the planet plus much more. Topics Discussed - What a fantastic episode. So many topics discussed in such a short time. - Why is fermenting food good for you? - Kefir is King - Prebiotics new information - The 5 R's to Healing - Probiotics and changing it up - Probiotic Diversity - Fasting in relation to gut health - 72 hour fast - False Flags and their relation to Covid -19 and Racism in America - Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind - Gardening 101 and Home Economics to be put back in schools.
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin has been with MetroStage in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia since its founding in 1984 and has produced over one hundred main-stage productions, including seventeen plays and musicals that were world premieres, and dozens of cabarets. She is committed to producing the best contemporary writing and showcasing the best regional artists reflecting the diversity of the DC metro area for a broad-based audience. She has built three theatres by re-purposing nontraditional storefronts (and a lumber warehouse) into intimate well-equipped theatre spaces, and is currently working on a fourth. She has chaired both the Alexandria Arts Forum, which she co-founded, and the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and has served on regional panels for both the Virginia Commission for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council. She has received many awards including the Actors Center Award of Distinction, the Cultural Affairs Award from the Alexandria Commission for Women, and the “Helen’s Star”, named after Helen Hayes, from Theatre Washington, “presented to daring visionaries who have shaped and redefined the landscape of Washington theatre.”
Fermented Foods and Gut Health with Dr. Carolyn Griffin
The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri
In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Carolyn Griffin explains the link between fermented foods and gut health. Dr. Carolyn Griffin is a chiropractor and Certified Fermentationist. She created My Cultured Life which is a learning source to teach people how to make fermented foods and beverages on their own. This is where she shares what’s brewing in her kitchen and easy ways for you to do the same. Fermented foods and beverages are the best way to get your daily dose of a variety of healthy probiotics. Main Questions Asked about Fermented Foods: What is fermentation? Why is it making a comeback? Why should we be eating fermented foods? What’s the difference between probiotic supplements and fermented foods? What are some examples of fermented food? What’s the difference between making your own and buying it at the store? How do you make your own kefir or kombucha? Key Points made by Dr. Griffin about Fermented Foods: Fermentation has been around for thousands of years and is only recently making a comeback. It’s a natural process of preserving food. When food is exposed to bacteria and yeast, the microorganisms convert the sugars to lactic acid creating an acidic environment in which fools will not rot or spoil. I think people are reaching for more information and realizing that they need to be their own health advocate. And, fermentation is a healthy way of getting probiotics into your system, which is going to help your gut heal. We already know that 70% of your immune system is in your gut, so if you’re eating foods that are going to healthier for you, and you start to heal that, a lot of other conditions that people may be suffering with are going to resolve. I’m not 100% against probiotic supplements. I just think there is a difference between them and fermented foods. Probiotics are live bacteria. A lot of time in the process of isolating the bacteria to put them in a capsule, a lot die. Because they’re live organisms, the best source is going to be from fermented foods that you create. Sauerkraut for example is loaded with probiotics, bacteria, enzymes, vitamins, all kinds of things. When you’re talking about a supplement, a lot can go wrong. You really need to learn to read labels. So, there’s more of a question mark about a probiotic supplement versus a fermented food. Research is now showing that the more diverse the bacteria that live in us, the better. We’re finding that people in third world countries don’t have the same health issues that we do; for example, there’s not a lot of auto-immune disease. One of the reasons is the diversity. We, in Western civilization, tend to live in a very sterilized environment. Dirt, dust and dander are our friends, but we tend to eliminate all of this, and it’s causing a lot of issues for us. We take 50% of the medications on the market, yet we’re the 37th healthiest country, at least in the U.S. so we’re not very healthy; a lot of it has to do with our lifestyle and what we’re doing to our gut. Kefir is one example of a fermented food. It’s a fermented milk product that has the consistency of drinkable yogurt. It’s loaded with probiotics, 36-50 different strains compared to the 7-10 strains you might find in yogurt. The main difference between yogurt and kefir, is where we know yogurt will feed the good bacteria that’s already in your gut, kefir will actually colonize the gut. It’s 99% lactose-free, so people who are lactose intolerant can actually benefit from it. Kombucha is another, it’s a fermented tea. What’s really cool about kombucha is that it contains a yeast that is antibiotic-resistant. If you were in the hospital and given antibiotics you would be given a probiotic that contains this yeast found in kombucha. And, of course, fermented foods like sauerkraut and other cultured foods that you make by creating a brine and/or immersing it in water. Buying fermented food versus making it at home has the same issues as store bought probiotics – it’s manufactured in a plant, it travels to the store, it sits on the shelf, who knows how long it will sit, it’s going to lose some of its effectiveness. Also, a lot of time store-bought kefir is flavoured because the plain is quite tart but you’re not in control of the sugar content – you could be getting more than you bargained for. Kefir is easy to make at home; it’s the best way to start. You need kefir grains and cow’s milk or sheep’s milk or goat milk – it must have lactose, so it has to come from an animal. You leave it on the countertop for 24 hours, and it will ferment; strain out the grains and you have fresh kefir that you can flavour however you want. People with a lactose intolerance should be able to tolerate kefir; if, however, you have a casein sensitivity you might not be able to do milk kefir. You can use nut milk and get some of the benefits in that instance. There are only two ways to hill kefir grains – heat and starvation – so you need a routine to continually re-feed the grains, e., change out the milk. Kombucha is only slightly more complicated because of the bottling process. All you need is sweet black tea. You can use other types of tea, but black tea is traditional. You put black tea with sugar in a glass bottle, no metal, you put in a scoby (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and a little bit of starter fluid. Then let it sit for seven to 14 days. You can now bottle it as it is, or you can flavour it; then refrigerate and enjoy. It’s very cost-effective, I usually get about two gallons per batch that can last my family a week or two. Another thing to note is, that depending on how long it ferments, it will have alcohol in it. How much alcohol really depends on how long it brews. So, with young children or pregnant women you might want to err on the side of caution and avoid the kombucha and stick to kefir. Use your discretion. I think fermented vegetables are the best way to take your vegetables. It’s like killing two birds with one stone. Sauerkraut is one of the best – two ingredients, cabbage and salt, and a little bit of elbow grease to massage the cabbage to the point where it makes its own brine. Let it sit for six days and you have an amazing food. I also love fermenting garlic, turmeric and ginger; not only are they healthy in and of themselves but when you ferment them it’s 10x better the way I see it. You can add these things to food or salads. One thing I want to say is, even though it’s fermentation, and fermented foods are one of the best things you can do if you have gut issues; you want to be very cautious about incorporating them right away because if you have SIBO you can actually cause a flare-up. I’ve created a course called The Five R’s of Healing Leaky Gut – it talks about the exact ways and process of how to heal your gut if you do have any issues and fermentation is actually the last phase. Resources Mentioned for Fermented Foods Dr. Griffin’s website Book – Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! The post Fermented Foods and Gut Health with Dr. Carolyn Griffin appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.
Fermented Foods. Gut health, healthy bugs and your food with Dr. Carolyn Griffin of My Cultured Life.
Fearless Family Health
Fermented foods. What are they? Is is safe to eat or drink? How easy is it to make at home? Do I need a degree in microbiology? In today’s podcast with, Dr. Carolyn Griffin of My Cultured Life, we answer these questions and more. We dispel some myths and really explain what fermented foods are and why you want them as a regular addition to your diet. We also talk about how to heal your gut if you are having digestive or chronic health issues. And how to find someone to help you do it properly and safely. Hint: it’s not as simple as taking probiotics or adding fermented foods to your diet.Dr. Carolyn Griffin graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and spent the past 20+ years serving patients with Chiropractic care. She loves helping patients see the macro-perspective on their overall health, not just the one area they want to improve. For her, Chiropractic is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. Understanding the power a Chiropractic adjustment can have on the nervous system resulting in improved body function, along with becoming a Certified Fermentationist and using the healing power of fermented foods, has led her into the wonderful world of gut health and the brain-gut connection. As a result, she created My Cultured Life! My Cultured Life is a learning source to teach people how to make fermented foods and beverages on their own. This is where she shares what’s brewing in her kitchen and easy ways for you to do the same. Fermented foods and beverages are the best way to get your daily dose of a variety of healthy probiotics. With so many people suffering from chronic diseases, fermentation along with Chiropractic care may be the best combination to address the root cause of many of these gut-related conditions.Find more info, and recipes, for fermenting at My Cultured Life.And join in the discussion with our Fearless Family Health Community on Facebook!
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The Chiropractic Philanthropist with Dr. Ed Osburn
Dr. Carolyn Griffin is a Chiropractor who has served patients for more than 21 years. She is a proud member of the team at Back to Health Chiropractic, which has 2 locations in the Santa Clarita Valley. Dr. Griffin received her Chiropractic degree from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1995. She is certified in whiplash trauma and Bio Cranial Technique. Dr. Griffin is also a member of several organizations, including the Santa Clarita Valley Chiropractic Association, California Chiropractic Association, and League of Chiropractic Women. She has been voted "Best Chiropractor in the Santa Clarita Valley" for several years and most recently was voted "Favorite Chiropractor" by the readers of the DAILY NEWS. She continuously enhances her education by attending weekend seminars and training, and is committed to providing every patient with the highest standard of healthcare. Dr. Griffin has been entrusted to take care of day-old babies to pro athletes using techniques specific to the patient and their condition.
YOU have to listen to Dr. Carolyn Griffin share her passion here...
The Get Naked Show with Dr. Aura
She is beautiful, talented and super organized and will help you transform your health inside out. Dr. Carolyn Griffin graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and spent the past 20+ years serving patients with Chiropractic care. She loves helping patients see the macro-perspective on their overall health, not just the one area they want to improve. For her, Chiropractic is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. Understanding the power a Chiropractic adjustment can have on the nervous system resulting in improved body function, along with becoming a Certified Fermentationist and using the healing power of fermented foods, has led her into the wonderful world of gut health and the brain-gut connection. As a result, she created My Cultured Life! My Cultured Life is a learning source to teach people how to make fermented foods and beverages on their own. This is where she shares what’s brewing in her kitchen and easy ways for you to do the same. Fermented foods and beverages are the best way to get your daily dose of a variety of healthy probiotics. With so many people suffering from chronic diseases, fermentation along with Chiropractic care may be the best combination to address the root cause of many of these gut-related conditions. To reach her go to: www.myculturedlife.com Thanks for listening, rating and sharing with others. For any questions on this episode, to schedule a call to see if getting naked is right for you or for my other links, please visit www.Dr-Aura.com. Bless up, Dr. Aura
Hack Your Gut Health with Fermented Foods with Guest Dr. Carolyn Griffin
What The Hack!?
On last week’s episode of the What the Hack!? Podcast Dr. Nathalie interviews Chiropractor & Fermentationist, Dr. Carolyn Griffin. Learn: Why a healthy gut is integral to your overall health and well-being! How fermented foods like kefir, kimchi & kombucha—can play a huge role in improving YOUR gut health! The ins and outs of fermenting foods at home!
133: Crushing Day 1 and 2 Procedures - Interview with Dr. Carolyn Griffin
ChiroCandy: THE Chiropractic Marketing Podcast
Dr. Carolyn Griffin is in full-time practice and has recently opening a second satellite office. Caring for her patients, Dr. Griffin has a strong presence in her community, sharing knowledge and health guidance with more than just her practice. She founded ReVivify as a way of connecting and empowering women Chiropractors. The group is a platform for conversation to help improve not only their practice, but themselves. She has also teamed up with Dr. Dan Grunert and started Keystone Chiropractic Training to help doctors learn a Day 1 / Day 2 system that will grow their practice in today’s changing market. And as a former bikini competitor, Dr. Griffin’s love for fitness and nutrition led her down a path of fermented foods. She started My Cultured Life and has a passion to help and teach others with gut health issues about the benefits of cultured foods. https://www.facebook.com/keystonechiropractictraining/
Dr. Carolyn Griffin Women, Wine, & Wellness Program
Dr. Jennifer Norbits
Dr. Carolyn Griffin is with us today to launch her Women, Wine, & Wellness program that she has completely packaged saving you time, energy and effort. She has two successful practices in Santa Clarita, California and is sharing two of her favorite events that has rocked her business. If you are a Chiropractor that wants to put on events in your office that draws decision makers, then check out this podcast! www.ReVivifyMe.com
RDM 017: Rockstar Mom Interview With Dr. Carolyn Griffin
Rockstar Doctor Life| Chiropractic Life & Practice
Dr. Carolyn Griffin is a 1995 graduate of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and is in full-time practice in Santa Clarita, California. Caring for patients and beyond, Dr. Griffin has a strong presence in her community, sharing knowledge and health guidance with more than just her practice. She founded her signature event, ReVivify, where women discover how to balance work and family while prioritizing their own health, well-being and happiness. As a fitness competitor, wife, and mother of two school-aged children, Dr. Griffin knows what it means when it comes to a busy schedule and active life. Even with a full calendar that include all of her personal and professional commitments, Dr. Griffin still finds time to give back to her community and to the Chiropractic profession. In this interview with Dr. Melissa Longo, Carolyn talks about what keeps her passionate about Chiropractic, how she continues to grow her practice, and how following her instincts has led her to create an amazing lifestyle that fulfills her as a business owner and mom. Carolyn also openly shares what prompted her to make some dramatic changes in her life, and why she believes taking care of ourselves as women is crucial to success in all areas of our lives.