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Food As Medicine with Dr. Anh

Real talk, with real people, and real results so YOU can heal yourself naturally. Hosted by Dr. Anh, a board-certified pharmacist and health coach who believes the answer to better health is NOT found in a pill bottle but in WHAT we eat and HOW we choose to live our lives. Dr. Anh conducts weekly interviews with people who have healed themselves or their clients using food as medicine, including Dr. Terry Wahls, Abel James, and Ari Meisel. While the show focuses on food and nutrition, you'll also learn about supplements, exercise, mindset, and other alternative therapies that contribute to overall health and well-being.

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The 4 B's of Insulin Resistance: Signs and Symptoms

Welcome! My guest today is a repeat guest, Dr. Ritamarie, who is licensed in chiropractic, with certifications in acupuncture, nutrition, and herbal medicine. She specializes in thyroid, digestion, adrenal, and insulin imbalances. She has spent the last 20 years developing systematic ways of looking at the body and cracking even the most difficult health cases. She has found that insulin resistance is the cause of more than 50% of health problems! Let’s catch up with Dr. Ritamarie! What you’ll hear in this episode: Do you know the symptoms of insulin-resistance? Follow the Four B’s: belly fat, brain fog, burnout, and blood sugar imbalance. Why is insulin-resistance so important? It can cause cancer and cardiovascular diseases! Think of the standard American diet: full of breads, pasta, and sugary drinks. Increased sugar and insulin are stored as FAT! Dr. Ritamarie shares personal stories of the untimely deaths of her own parents. The blood tests that reveal insulin-resistance are fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C. Dr. Ritamarie explains the numbers and how to interpret them. Did you know that you can monitor your own glucose levels with a simple, inexpensive meter? Dr. Ritamarie tells you how! Her 30-day program monitors and improves blood sugar levels and reveals what food sensitivities exist. Dr. Ritamarie explains the relationship between stress, blood sugar, cortisol, and belly fat. Movement can help to reduce blood sugar levels in a hurry! Dr. Ritamarie explains LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults), in which antibodies attack the pancreas. Can the effects of insulin-resistance be reversed? YES! LADA can show up in young adults, but the disease may not manifest itself until later years. Dr. Ritamarie explains how CRP markers can be elevated. Regarding LADA, she explains what autoimmune antibodies she looks for to help diagnose the problem. Dr. Ritamarie explains how she uses herbs and supplements to decrease cravings and increase the insulin receptors. Her program works with those who are diabetic, pre-diabetic, and those with early symptoms; it is for everybody! Her program is self-paced, with monthly calls and online forums. She explains in detail. She teaches how to monitor your glucose levels and how to improve lifestyle components like sleep, stress, nutrition, fitness, and timing. How to reach Dr. Ritamarie and more: www.drritamarie.com www.drritamarie.com/go/insulin (Watch her webinar replay, available through May 6!) www.insulinresistancepractitioner.com (Training for practitioners) Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies J

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5 May 2016

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Hormones and Gut Health with Bridgit Danner

Welcome! Today’s guest is Bridgit Danner, a fellow podcaster who is passionate about women’s health. I met Bridgit at a conference in CA, and we connected immediately. Bridgit specializes in hormones and gut health, so those are our topics today. Join us! Bridgit shares the following: The Hormone Summit is Bridgit’s latest project. The summit includes 35 interviews around themes of hormone issues, PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, thyroid disorders, skin problems, sex drive, life stages, fertility, per-menopause, food, lifestyle, and supportive modalities. The dates are April 11-18; see Resources below for details! What we eat dramatically impacts our hormones! Pesticides and hormones in our food overload our bodies with toxins. We need good fats, leafy greens, and fermented foods. Signs of an unhappy gut include bloating, irregular bowel, food coma, heartburn, gas, migraines, and skin disorders. There are common trigger foods for migraines, general inflammation, and even Candida issues. “Very few people have a great diet and great digestion.” An unhappy gut is a huge stress on the body, producing less sex hormones, less nutrients, and insufficient neurotransmitters. There are four tests that can be used to check for gut health: Urine test for intestinal permeability LEAP food sensitivity test Stool test Genetic test for mutations contributing to IBS Bridgit explains her best steps to start healing your gut: Eat well, slowly, and mindfully. Don’t rush while eating and don’t overeat. An elimination diet may be the answer for you. Eat fermented foods. Take a probiotic. Do what you can to lower your stress. Avoid allergens like corn, soy, dairy, wheat, sugar.  Avoid coffee and tea. Adopt soothing practices for your gut’s mucous lining: use bone broth, collagen powder, L-glutamine, and aloe. Add lots of fiber; eat salad every day, and try to eat 20 different kinds of veggies each week! How much fiber is ideal? Bridgit recommends 30 grams/day. Bridgit shares ways to stimulate the “heat” of digestion to help break down foods. Contrary to the normal American way of eating and drinking, you should NOT drink icy beverages with meals! How to reach Bridgit and more www.dranh.com/hormones www.bridgitdanner.com Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺

42mins

28 Mar 2016

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Hashimoto's, Functional Medicine and Thyroid Autoimmune Disease - FAM #041

Welcome!  My guest today is Dr. Izabella Wentz, who is a pharmacist dedicated to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disorders.  She was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009 and has written Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause.  Izabella is a champion of incorporating lifestyle change and functional medicine into the treatment of autoimmune disease. Even as a pharmacist, Izabella admits that she never learned much about thyroid disorders in school.  Her journey through diagnosis and treatment includes the following: 8-9 years of debilitating fatigue Epstein-Barr virus mono as an undergrad Irritable bowel syndrome Acid reflux Hair loss Carpal tunnel syndrome No answers!  Then tried a new doctor Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis  (HT) How did I get this?  Are there lifestyle changes that can help or even reverse it? Found a connection between celiac disease and Hashimoto’s and talked to her doctor about a gluten-free diet The doctor’s attitude was that there were NO OTHER OPTIONS except traditional Meds: Synthroid or Levoxyl Made herself a human guinea pig, learned about functional medicine, and eliminated all symptoms within a few weeks simply by diet change Izabella discusses common root causes of HT and other autoimmune disorders: Reactive foods, such as gluten, dairy, and soy Nutrient deficiency, especially selenium, vitamin B12, ferritin, and vitamin D Poor stress response from adrenal glands Gut infections Toxins In this episode, Dr. Wentz also discusses the specifics of a GF diet, how to decrease symptoms and medications, and how to improve gut health.  She speaks about thyroid tests, triggers for symptoms, and steps you can take for improvement.  Don’t miss this informative conversation! Links and Resources: www.thyroidpharmacist.com  (Izabella’s website) www.thyroidpharmacist.com/gift  (To get her free guide, a free chapter from her book, and recipes) Find Dr. Wentz on Facebook, too! Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺

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17 Aug 2015

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Adrenal Fatigue and the 7 Pillars of Vibrant Health - FAM #46

Welcome!  My guest today is Dr. Ritamarie, who is a specialist in endocrine imbalances.  She focuses on thyroid, adrenal, and insulin issues, and is here to discuss adrenal fatigue.  She has a long and rich history of working with patients in the area of nutritional endocrinology. As a young person, Dr. Ritamarie suffered from adrenal fatigue and leaky gut issues but she never connected the symptoms with her unhealthy lifestyle.  She suspected the connection and did research on her own, then started cleansing and rebuilding her system on her own.  She has had NO sugar or caffeine for 30 years!  Her passion became teaching others what she had learned about health and nutrition. Dr. Ritamarie discusses the following topics: There is a connection to adrenal imbalance, thyroid issues, blood sugar imbalance, and digestion. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to train health practitioners. There are some common patterns, but also some unique differences in the symptoms of adrenal imbalance.  She shares six specific symptoms that you may be experiencing! Dr. Ritamarie shares the Seven Pillars of Vibrant Health that must be in balance.  It’s NOT ONLY nutrition that matters! Stress, sleep, and mindset are probably the main areas in which most people need to change habits for positive health. There are Three Pillars of Care for Successful Practitioners.  You have to be a good example to help others change for the better! There is a correlation between sleep deprivation and insulin resistance.  Most people need 7-9 hours nightly for optimum overall health. Dr. Ritamarie has some specific Do’s and Don’t’s regarding nutritional changes to heal adrenal function.  Listen and learn! She has some exercises to help people learn to let go of limiting beliefs.  What is it that is holding you back? She briefly describes “transforming stress,” which takes negative stressors and reframes them in a positive way. To begin to change, focus on breathing, appreciation, and eating REAL food! If you’re suffering from adrenal imbalance, you can expect a profound change in 3-6 months of commitment to her program. Dr. Ritamarie has many years’ experience in functional medicine with an emphasis on adrenal imbalance.  Her tips can help anyone who suffers from the common symptoms.  Join me to learn more, and check out the resources below! How to reach Dr. Ritamarie and more: www.shineconferenceevent.com  (Live event for practitioners in October 2015) www.heartmath.org www.drritamarie.com  (Lots of free resources available!) Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺

52mins

28 Sep 2015

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Chronic Stress, Brain Imbalance, and Adrenal Fatigue - FAM #050

Welcome!  Today’s guest is Dr. Sam Shay, who is an expert in adrenal fatigue.  He is here to share his expertise and practical tips about adrenal health.  Dr. Shay was born into a medical family in MA and is a third-generation doctor.  Western medicine, however, wasn’t working for his personal health struggles, so he pursued a more natural route to healing himself.   Sam’s health issues began at age 6, with the ugly divorce of his parents.  He experienced terrible insomnia, sugar addiction, video game addiction, and digestive problems.  He discovered the answer and has been passionate ever since about sharing his findings with others. Sam describes the characteristics of the typical patient he sees in his clinic and his treatment philosophy: Female, aged 35-50 Experiencing chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, insomnia, depression, blood sugar issues, obesity around the belly, endometriosis, hormonal issues, and autoimmune issues In traditional medicine, these patients are treated with one protocol or another with tremendous hope, but nothing really helps. He teaches patients “How to MacGyver Your Health”—low-tech solutions with a super high payoff “Knowledge is power, so the most empowering thing I can do is to give knowledge to a patient as to why what’s going on is happening to them.” Join us as Sam shares the following about stress, adrenals, and health: Sam explains the Brain Imbalance between men and women.  It all has to do with the receptors on each side of the brain and why women are more prone to chronic stress and anxiety.  You don’t want to miss Dr. Shay’s eye-opening explanation! Under chronic stress, the body is wired to survive.  The body will ALWAYS prioritize survival over aesthetics and comfort.  Using this principle, Sam explains on a cellular level what happens in the body under stress and how health is affected. All roads lead to stress!  There are three categories of stress:  biochemical, physical, and emotional stress.  Dr. Shay has built a framework for treating his patients that revolves around his Ten Points of Wellness:  (Listen for a more detailed explanation of each.) Brain Bowel Body Burst Bio-toxins Bio-nutrients Breakfast—THE most important and easiest to change! Bothers Bugs Bedtime After breakfast, the next three most important adjustments you can make for your health are getting sufficient sleep (without your cell phone!), exercising, and managing stress.  Join us for this informative conversation and check out the links below! How to Reach Dr. Sam Shay and more: www.tenpointwellness.com  (Sam’s website, which offers his ebooks and a free session with him.) www.gamelesslivemore.com  (Sam’s website about beating video game addiction.) Ending Adrenal Fatigue:  The Easy Breakfast Guide   (Sam’s ebook—free for our listeners!) Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺

53mins

26 Oct 2015

Rank #5

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The Truth About Gluten with Dr. Tom O'Bryan

Welcome! My guest today is Dr. Tom O’Bryan, who is an internationally-recognized speaker and workshop leader about the health dangers of gluten. He is the founder of www.thedr.com and a visionary behind the paradigm shift at The Gluten Summit: A Grain of Truth. In this summit, 29 leading experts on gluten diseases and disorders met to discuss the issues. Check our resources below to find out more about the summit. Dr. Tom is here to discuss the complications of non-celiac gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, and autoimmune disease. Join us for this informative conversation! Dr. Tom discusses the following: Dr. Tom became known as “The Gluten Expert” after he and his wife successfully beat infertility 36 years ago by following the advice of 7 holistic health experts. His fame spread as he was able to help friends and neighbors with health issues by following the same program and helping hundreds of couples beat infertility. EVERY couple that he worked with had food sensitivity issues, and they were “throwing gasoline on the fire” with their gluten-rich diets. Gluten is THE MAIN CULPRIT WITH THE GREATEST IMPACT ON HEALTH! Symptoms can be varied and many, including seizures, rheumatoid arthritis, and infertility. Dr. Tom started his Certified Practitioners Program for medical professionals all over the world; it’s for those who understand “the big picture.” “If you have sensitivity to gluten, it will manifest itself wherever your weakest link is.” Doctors usually focus on celiac disease for ALL gluten sensitivity, but the proper term is “gluten-related disorder.” Gluten sensitivity will be manifest in the intestines as celiac, in the brain as ADD, and in the joints as RA---wherever YOUR weak link is. One in 100 people in the US have celiac disease, but 60% of people have a “wheat-related disorder.” “No human can digest gluten completely.” Dr. Tom explains how “pathogenic intestinal permeability” occurs because of gluten. Tests for gluten sensitivity are not accurate and comprehensive. Most test for ONE gluten issue when there are really over 60 components. Dr. Tom explains the elevated antibodies to the cerebellum, thyroid, and other organs. “The elimination diet is NOT the only answer to identify gluten sensitivity.” “Why would we eat a food that causes intestinal permeability in everyone?” Gluten can manifest itself in ANY tissue in the body. Going gluten-free can reverse some cancers and autoimmune diseases. Going gluten-free can alter the microbiome in the intestines—THE most important organ in the body! Dr. Tom explains how to use fermented vegetables, like sauerkraut, to foster a healthy microbiome in a gluten-free diet. The good fat in the gut is butyrate; get it from eating different colored vegetables—at least 1 pound each day! Dr. Tom explains his normal diet, even when traveling. He focuses on quality proteins and LOTS of veggies! Even ancient grains will still trigger sensitivity if you make antibodies to gluten. Wheat in Europe has less “fodmaps,” which may not produce the gas and bloating that American wheat does, but the immune response is still triggered. Dr. Tom explains how to guard against accidental gluten exposure and inadvertent exposure with his GI Shield digestive enzymes. Dr. Tom’s goal is to lessen the period of disability at the end of life, to help people stay active and healthy until death. Gluten adds to the “wearing-down” process that can be the last ½ or 1/3 of a normal lifetime. Dr. Tom cites an ADHD study involving gluten and explains the details. It is recommended that every ADHD-diagnosed person be tested for gluten sensitivity. Gluten-free products? Are they helpful and safe? Dr. Tom says that they are NOT healthy and nutrient-poor. Dr. Tom explains an FDA study that proves that most gluten-free products are not safe because of the danger of cross-contamination. How to reach Dr. Tom and more: www.certifiedglutenpractitioner.com www.thedr.com www.thedr.com/glutentruth     Visit this site for the FREE “The Gluten Truth Discovery Pack,” full of interviews, articles, and a $10 coupon! www.theglutensummit.com Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺

1hr 2mins

7 Mar 2016

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Managing Auto-Immune Disorders through Neuro-Metabolic Integration - FAM #061

Welcome! My guest today is Dr. Peter Kan, an experienced physician specializing in thyroid issues. He is a board-certified chiropractic neurologist who is certified in functional medicine. He has extensive training in the management of autoimmune disorders and has formulated a unique approach called “neuro-metabolic integration.” Dr. Kan was born in Taiwan and came to the US at the age of 13. He appreciates both Eastern and Western medicine and believes in the body’s God-given ability to heal and regulate itself. People come from all across the country to visit his practice in Gilbert, Arizona.  My conversation with Dr. Kan covers the following: He learned about the body’s holistic ability to heal itself when helping his father treat liver cancer with dietary changes and supplements. His practice is 90% complex Hashimoto’s cases and other thyroid symptoms of brain fog, depression, memory loss, and balance issues. “This is not my work; I am chosen to do this.” Dr. Kan explains “brain fog” as the feeling of having a cloud over you and not being able to focus on and complete tasks. Brain fog is essentially the inability of the brain to utilize energy and activate brain cells. The brain cells require fuel and activation for proper function. The brain needs oxygen and glucose for fuel. Dr. Kan explains how to assess and improve your circulation, gut issues, and blood sugar! Glucose and brain function are so closely tied together that Alzheimer’s and dementia are now referred to as Type 3 diabetes! You can assess your symptoms to find out if you are hypoglycemic or insulin-resistant. Dr. Kan explains. Activation of the brain cells has to do with each lobe (region) of the brain and its specific function. Dr. Kan’s brain-based therapy is designed to treat the specific brain area. “Healthy thyroid function requires healthy brain function.” Brain function can be the missing piece of a patient’s thyroid issue care. Dr. Kan discusses ketogenic diets, which use fats as the main source of fuel for the brain. He concludes that they are not right for everyone but require individual assessment. Dr. Kan gives the benefits of HIT (high intensity training), which is not about building muscle, but about the cascade of hormones that occurs. Dr. Kan explains the relationship between gut health, thyroid function, and balance issues. Dr. Kan’s neuro-metabolic integration incorporates all aspects in his treatment approach. Dr. Kan explains some of the various tests he performs on clients to diagnose their problems. “You can’t focus on one issue at the exclusion of the other body systems, but find the issue that’s the most important, basic, and obvious.” Toxicity is another variable in health and wellness that cannot be ignored. The brain, nutrition, and toxicity are all related! How to reach Dr. Kan and more: www.askdrkan.com  (Find the link to Dr. Kan’s e-course for self-assessment of your issues!) Hope Integrative Wellness (Find him on Facebook!) Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺

52mins

11 Jan 2016

Rank #7

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Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Vitality Through Detox

Welcome! My guest today is Fran Sussman, a holistic practitionersince 1993 who has helped thousands of clients reclaim their healthand vitality. She teaches people to heal their gut, balancehormones, reduce inflammation, heal their brains, combat Lymedisease, and much more. Her personal journey includes a fullrecovery from breast cancer and Lyme disease. Now, at age 62, Franis grateful to live a life rich with purpose, joy, health, andvitality. Fran has a thriving private practice where she teachesonline courses, including her Zen Vitality Detox, whichintegrates nutritional guidance, health retreats, and simplepractices with huge payoffs for mind, body, and spirit. Joinus! Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode: How Fran’s early interest in nutrition and the health problemsof her two children prompted her journey as a holisticpractitioner When traditional medicine didn’t have answers for her children,Fran did her own research and found natural solutions. It wasn’t long before others started asking for her help intreating their own, and their children’s, health issues. Fran soon became ill, anxious, depressed, and unhappy as shefaced her failed marriage and Lyme disease. “What things help people change at deeper levels?” The biggest change for Fran occurred as a result of her workwith the renowned endocrinologist Diana Schwarzbein. How Fran’s son’s extreme eczema led her to homeopathictreatments and the discovery of the benefits of a gluten-freediet How Fran experimented with going GF, saw a huge difference, andfelt that a “veil was lifted.” She now uses muscle testing with clients to test for glutensensitivity. “Nobody should be eating gluten.” How Fran also has her clients remove soy and peanuts from theirdiets, and why Why there is such an increase in toxins in today’snutrition How Fran uses information from basic lab tests and muscle teststo help her clients Fran explains the science of what gluten does to gut health,including leaky gut, hyperactive immunity, and overreactinginflammation. The good news is that the gut damage CAN be repaired and somefoods can be added back in after 3 months to 2 years. Fran explains her “passion topics” of mechanistic vs. dynamicviews of the body and health. Fran explains why women past childbearing age should NOT docardio, but should focus on high-intensity interval training (HIT)instead. How interval training can make a huge difference for women Why Fran now uses strength training, intermittent fasting,ketosis, and yoga to maintain optimal health Rebuilding bones CAN happen, even after menopause! Vitamin K therapy—See how Fran makes it work! How to reach Fran and more: www.fransussman.com Registration for her Zen Vitality Detox program (5-week onlinecourse) is open NOW! Visit www.dranh.com/zendetox for moreinformation, and enter the coupon code “dranh” for 20% off! Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in yourdiet?  HOW have those changes affected yourhealth?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge whileimplementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to getthem on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions andfor YOU to add your thoughts to theconversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally,make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share someinsights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember toeat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrantyou! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAILBELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide forhow to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get moreenergy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favoriterecipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’velearned, and other goodies ☺

57mins

1 May 2016

Rank #8

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Overcoming Migraines, Stress Reduction and Trigger Foods with Alene Brennan- FAM #030

http://www.DrAnh.com/survey My guest today is Alene Brennan, who is a yoga instructor, a certified health coach, and a natural food chef.  Alene is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Natural Gourmet Institute’s Chef Training and Food Therapy programs.  She has great insight in the food industry, as she worked for several years on the corporate level with Campbell’s Soup and Aramark.  Her work has been featured in USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and MindBodyGreen.  Alene uses her training and expertise to help people identify the best foods for their bodies, manage stress, and prevent migraines. Alene grew up with debilitating migraines from her childhood; as a result, she visited many doctors and was prescribed many drugs.  Discovering the link between “trigger” foods and migraines changed her life, and now she uses this information to help others who suffer.  In our conversation, Alene discusses the following information about migraines: Trigger foods are not the same for everyone.  Listen to find out the most common foods that trigger migraines. Keeping a food diary/journal is essential in tracking triggers. Other common factors in triggering migraines are stress, caffeine, and gluten.   Alene shares her top recommendations to relieve migraine pain and manage stress.  Don’t miss what she says about Ginger tea (get the recipe!), essential oils, breathing techniques, relaxation,  “mindfulness,” and restful and routine sleep. Being deficient in one specific mineral can cause migraines.  Listen for Alene’s favorite smoothie recipes to combat this deficiency! Alene’s #1 takeaway tip for all of us is to LEARN STRESS MANAGEMENT!  She shares multiple ideas that everyone can use in daily life.  Join us to learn more! http://www.DrAnh.com/survey Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺ http://www.DrAnh.com/survey

47mins

4 Jun 2015

Rank #9

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Ketogenic Diets, Low Carbs Diets and Gluten with Danny Lennon - #016

http://www.DrAnh.com/survey If you don’t already know, you’ll soon find out that Danny is British and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology and Physics in 2011.  He has a passion for nutrition, human health, and athletic performance and after working for a year teaching biology, physics and math he decided to leave teaching and pursue his REAL passion of teaching people about real nutrition and is also pursuing his Master’s degree in Nutritional Science. Danny is the CEO of Sigma Nutrition.   In today's interview, I discuss the following topics with Danny: #1 Potential for ketogenic diets #2 Why should and who shouldn't be low-carb #3 How important is it to be gluten free? Science has changed over the years and there is still much misinformation about nutrition circulating.  Now, studies show it is better to have fewer carbs and higher fat content that had previously been thought.   Gone are the days of shaming people for eating fat.  New research suggests that healthy fats and low carbs form the foundation for a great diet for so many people.  The typical diet that is ketogenic contains between 60-85% fat.   Most people can benefit from a low carb diet.  The amount of carbs depends on the person, but this is something that has to be tinkered with for each person.   Constant tinkering with the amount of fats, proteins and carbs is something that Danny embraces as he helps his clients get healthy.   Resources: You can reach Danny in the following places online: EMAIL: danlen88@gmail.com URLs:  www.metabolicperfection.com www.facebook.com/metabolicperfection Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet? HOW have those changes affected your health? WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from?  Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.  And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE:·         My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. ·         Summary of Pearls shared on the show ·         Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies J http://www.DrAnh.com/survey

52mins

13 Apr 2015

Rank #10

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The Best Diet for Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease with Dr. Joel Kahn

Welcome!  The show today is from our live podcast last week.  My guest is Dr. Joel Kahn, who has practiced as a cardiologist in Detroit, MI, for 25 years.  He was born and raised in suburban Detroit and attended medical school at the University of Michigan.  He is the author of several books and is opening a gourmet, plant-based restaurant in Ferndale, MI, called Green Space Café.  The unique menu will feature Thai food, bean burgers, Indian entrees, Latino tapas, and much, much more! Dr. Kahn coined the term “interpreventional” to describe his method of cardiology.  He is interventional, focusing on prevention of heart disease---hence, the term.  He understands the seriousness of heart disease and has devoted his life to helping prevent heart attacks through diet and education. Dr. Kahn shares the following information in this episode: How an article in the New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Dean Ornish many years ago set him on the path to treating artery problems with a nutrition focus How to encourage healthy eating diet habits in kids  How to plan plant-based meals that are filling and satisfying so that you aren’t a starving vegan! The place of complex carbs in his plant-based diet—his recommendations may surprise you! How to use healthy fats toward heart health, and the key IS NOT EVOO! How elderly residents of Okinawa, Japan, prove that a heavily starch-based diet is good for you! How numerous studies prove the success of his plant-based diet Why you should pile on lettuce and tomato on your burger or reach for broccoli along with your pizza, that is, if you must eat “trash” foods How unhealthy foods can affect your artery health in just minutes! What foods/supplements he recommends for his heart disease patients How Dr. Kahn stays on track with his personal health, even with a CRAZY schedule How you can reverse heart disease, cancer risk, diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, skin conditions, autoimmune diseases, and even dementia with the simple change to a plant-based diet! The Top Six Habits you can adopt to reduce your heart attack risk! Why ketogenic diets do NOT give the results you want! What medical tests he recommends, including the “secret” test that can assess your risk for heart disease “Food is medicine because food is information!” You do not want to miss this episode that is packed full of helpful information from Dr. Kahn! Resources: Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group: www.pbnsg.org    (Dr. Kahn’s support group) Books Links: www.drjoelkahn.comwww.kahnlongevitycenter.com The Whole Heart Solution Dead Execs Don't GetBonuses Free Heart Attack Prevention Guide at www.drjoelkahn.com/hearts FB page https://www.facebook.com/drjoelkahn The Diet for a New America 21DayKickStart.org Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺

1hr 2mins

22 Sep 2015

Rank #11

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain-Free by Going Gluten-Free with Janie Schumann--#003

http://www.DrAnh.com/survey In today’s episode, I chat with Janie Schumann is a professional health coach, biofeedback specialist, and gluten-free consultant in the NW Arkansas area.  Her health journey started when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and after finding her underlying stressors and fixing them, she now lives an active, healthy, and pain-free lifestyle. She works with groups or individuals who want to make positive lifestyle changes reach their full potential using natural alternatives and food as medicine. Janie and I know each other because we went to health coaching school together. In today’s show, Janie and I chat about: The two most common dietary stressors that she sees in the people she coaches What substitutes to use for your favorite foods to help restore your health What a typical breakfast, lunch and dinner might look like for her How long it usually takes her clients to see results when implementing her dietary recommendations (hint, it’s not as long as you think!) How to stick to your nutrition plan when going out to eat, going to potlucks, and traveling. Resources Mentioned in the Show: Email Janie: jschumann3@cox.net Call Janie: 479-200-1048 Janie’s favorite gluten-free brands: Udi’s and Rudi’s for sandwich breads. Schar for pasta and French bread, Namaste for cake and brownie mix, Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix http://www.DrAnh.com/survey Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from?  Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.  And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! http://www.DrAnh.com/survey

45mins

8 Mar 2015

Rank #12

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Weight-Loss Resistance, Bio-Individuality, and Nutrition Misinformation with Ivy Stirling - #027

http://www.DrAnh.com/survey Today’s guest is Ivy Stirling, who is a nutritionist and health coach who healed herself by changing her diet.  She is a firm believer in “bio-individuality,” which means that there isn’t a single diet plan that works for everyone because we are all different!  Ivy teaches the healing power of food to prevent and reverse disease and to slow the aging process.  She has worked in almost every facet of the food industry, from the USDA, publishing, the weight-loss industry, the corporate level, and the Montana State Extension Service.  Her background has given her a unique perspective on the food industry, and she is eager to help others navigate through the “maze of misinformation” that exists. Ivy gives helpful information about the following topics: Ø  There is much misinformation in the food industry.  We must realize that food businesses exist to make a profit; they are NOT concerned with bringing good nutrition.  Ivy shares specific examples of how the consumer is being “duped” by misinformation. Ø  Health challenges were the catalyst to put Ivy on the path to a healthy lifestyle.  Like many others, Ivy was stressed out and overcommitted as a young mother.  She had the physical maladies to prove it.  Listen to learn how she changed her life FOREVER! Ø  There are seven foods identified as most likely to be reactive.  Eliminating these completely, then reintroducing them individually can help identify sensitivities and allergies.  Listen to find out what the seven foods are! Ø  Eating regularly throughout the day is the key.  Ivy believes firmly in “bio-individuality,” yet gives consistent advice to clients to eat four meals daily.  Listen to learn more about the foods she recommends. Ø  Learn all you can from the experts.  Ivy reads and follows several nutritionists through their books and websites.  Listen to learn the names of some of her favorite resources for healthy lifestyles. Ø  Learn how to overcome weight-loss resistance.  Ivy shares the common causes and what you can do about it. Ø  There are five steps to rapid weight loss.  Listen to hear how you can implement these five steps! Ø  Water—it’s for much more than just hydration!  Learn why water is so important and how it helps your body function at peak levels. Ø  America’s obesity and disease can be traced back to ONE SPECIFIC dietary fad of the late 1970’s.  Listen to what Ivy has to say about this trend. http://www.DrAnh.com/survey Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet? HOW have those changes affected your health? WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle? WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.  And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE:·         My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. ·         Summary of Pearls shared on the show ·         Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies J http://www.DrAnh.com/survey 

47mins

11 May 2015

Rank #13

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Eat Yourself Skinny with Dietitian Cassie

Welcome! My guest today is a dietician whom I met at a conference last August. I’ve become a fan of Cassie Bjork and her “Eating to be Skinny” approach to health and nutrition. I’m excited to have her on the show today! Cassie describes her work as being a “dietician detective” in which she looks for evidence and symptoms in her clients, and then puts the puzzle pieces together. “We help you narrow down the suspects included in your personal crime scene that keep you from being skinny and living a healthy life.” Cassie shares the following about her life, her work, and her nutritional recommendations: Her own sugar addiction brought her to the lowest and unhealthiest point in her life, so she got off the blood sugar roller coaster and made some changes. America’s biggest nutritional problem is SUGAR ADDICTION! Forget the low-fat, low-calorie approach to trying to lose weight! Cassie identifies some key areas that are usually the missing puzzle pieces in nutrition: keeping inflammation down, managing stress, supporting thyroid function, gut health, hormonal balance, proper sleep, avoiding artificial sweeteners and processed foods, and being careful with alcohol consumption. In making nutrition changes, gut health is the top priority! Cassie shares her “three-prong approach” about what we SHOULD be doing, including the supplements we should all take every day. Cassie’s formula for nutrition is “PFC Balance.” Her template can be customized for anyone, but use protein, fat, and carbs in balance with eating every 3 hours to “stay ahead of the hunger.” She also shares sample meal plans that she uses every day! Hormone balance is crucial! Cassie explains the relationship between insulin and glucagon in the body’s fat burning/fat storing processes. Fad diets are not usually the answer! Many women try intermittent fasting and ketogenic diets and then come to Cassie for help. “When we deprive our bodies of food, nutrients, and healthy fats, then our metabolism slows down to conserve energy. That’s why low-fat and low-calorie DOES NOT WORK! Nutrition is not about low-fat and low-calorie, but about refueling with whole foods that the body needs and is designed to run on.” How to reach Cassie and more: www.dieticiancassie.com  (Her first website—she still blogs her regularly.) www.healthysimplelife.com  (Her company website with tips and info from her and her staff.) www.rfvitamins.com  (Her newest endeavor, offering quality supplements.) Find her free guide to busting sugar cravings at www.healthysimplelife.com/sugarcravingfree . Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies J

45mins

23 Nov 2015

Rank #14

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Overcoming Back Pain by Addressing the Body's Structural Imbalances - #017

http://www.DrAnh.com/survey Dr. Jerry Kennedy has been dealing with constant back pain since he was 17 years old and discovered through his own recovery that being healthy had very little to do with doctors and therapists.  He specializes in non-drug treatment of neck and back pain and is the creator of Neck Pain Unplugged and Back Pain UnPlugged.  He is an author, speaker, real food advocate, proud dad of 3 gorgeous kids, and a Jedi Knight (well that last one might have been made up). But he’s a really cool guy! Now in today’s show Jerry and I talk about: The concept of Body Balance and why it is important to look at the body as a whole How to assess your posture to know what your imbalances are What exercises to do if you have poor posture from sitting at the computer all the time What happened after he went on a 21 day sugar fast The appliance he uses to go from frozen to cooked in 15 minutes How to calculate the number of sugar packets there are in your food, and much more! You can find Dr. Kennedy online: www.drjerrykennedy.com Like him on Facebook http://www.DrAnh.com/survey Now it's your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet? HOW have those changes affected your health? WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle? WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.  And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE:·         My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. ·         Summary of Pearls shared on the show ·         Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies J http://www.DrAnh.com/survey

57mins

15 Apr 2015

Rank #15

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Balancing Women's Hormones with Essential Oils and Keeping it Simple with Dr. Mariza Snyder

Welcome! My guest today is Dr. Mariza Snyder, who is a five-time nutrition author. One of her books has been featured on the Dr. Oz show! She is also a public speaker and essential oils expert who has been featured on several national TV shows. She will share with us how women can balance their hormones with essential oils and other methods. Dr. Mariza shares the following: Mariza feels like she comes from a “lineage of hormone chaos.” Her grandmother, mother, and then she suffered from hormonal imbalance. Mariza always leads her clients (and herself) into natural solutions. Her problems led to her research on “hormone magic” to get the body working ideally and get energy back. Toxicity, poor diet, and a fast-paced lifestyle contribute to hormone imbalance for many women. Mariza shares her #1 tip for managing cortisol, the stress hormone: green smoothies! She shares her simple daily recipe and ways to add creativity. Essential oils are an essential part of Mariza’s daily routine! “Essential oils have no side effects, only side benefits!”  Mariza shares how to use them for grounding, motivation, balance, and sleep support. Mariza uses essential oils in diffusers, topically, and breathes them in. For maximum benefit, they need to be reapplied several times daily, but they yield instantaneous results! For sustained lifestyle changes, daily habits are the cornerstones for success. She gives the following tips: Give yourself permission to take care of YOU. Start each day with a green smoothie, matcha tea, or warm lemon water. Have some sort of ritual for journaling, gathering thoughts, or meditation. Use essential oils to “oil up.” Feed your body well during the day. Have a nighttime ritual to prepare for sleep. Mariza’s best tip for burned-out women is to use detox and supplements in addition to the other components already mentioned. Mariza shares how her system has brought successfully balanced hormones to her mother. Mariza’s passion is to help women to find ways to integrate into their lifestyle ways to bring their bodies back to where they want it to be. “You CAN reset your body when it’s not working like you want it to!” How to reach Mariza and more: www.drmariza.com Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺

46mins

29 Feb 2016

Rank #16

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Gut Health, Antibiotics and Swimming with Dr. Grace Liu

Welcome! Today’s guest is Dr. Grace Liu, who is a pharmacist and functional medicine practitioner. She is the “Gut Goddess.” Her expertise is in pharmacy nutrition and optimal health, and her training includes plant biology, food science, nutritional science, pharmacy, and Crossfit Nutrition. She and I met at the PaleoFX 2015 conference in Austin, TX, and I’ve been excited to have her on the show. Join us! Grace obtained a nutritional science degree, then took some time off before going to pharmacy school. She worked in traditional medicine for 13 years. She became really sick and then discovered Paleo and CrossFit. It was when she lived in China in 2008 that she began focusing on gut health, and this focus is what led her to specialize her practice in all aspects of gut health. Grace shares the following about gut health: Gut health is important for many reasons, but one reason is that 80% of the immune system is in the gut. Operating without proper gut health is like operating with only half of your brain! Grace uses a “tree” picture to illustrate each person’s microbiome, showing the branches of the different bacteria found in the gut. Many problems and health disorders are caused when the needed varieties of bacteria aren’t present. One problem is the presence of too many antibiotics in our society! If you aren’t feeling well, you probably need to replenish the needed bacteria. Grace discusses the inexpensive tests that can be done to assess the composition of the gut. Dysbiosis or SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) is common in the upper gut; sometimes a low carb diet can help. Grace explains the process of “weeding” as it applies to monitoring your gut flora. Grace shares her 7 Steps to Heal your Gut: Hormones in Digestion Bionic Fiber Probiotics Diet Exercise Weeding Fermented Foods Grace shares her favorite ways to heal the adrenals because of the gut connection: go to bed early, assess heart rate variability, and try hydrotherapy. Swimming seems to be a secret to health! The take-home action steps are: gut health is likened to what keeps our cars in good running order. “Good bacteria are the guardians of good health! Invite them in through probiotics and good nutrition.” You’ve learned the basics of gut health from Dr. Grace! Everyone can benefit from all that she has shared with us. Thanks for listening! How to reach Dr. Grace Liu and more: www.thegutinstitute.com  (Grace’s website with many links and resources) Phylogenetic Tree app: http://ubiome.nourishbalancethrive.com/ Dr. Grace's probiotic Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺

1hr 12mins

16 Nov 2015

Rank #17

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Digestive Health, Cognitive Enhancement, and Stress Management - FAM #43

Welcome!  Today’s guest is Evan Brand, who is a certified nutritional therapy practitioner and personal trainer.  He is the author of REM Rehab and Stress Solutions and the creator of the “Not Just Paleo” podcast.  Evan specializes in whole foods nutrition, blood sugar regulation, digestive health, cognitive enhancement, and stress management.  It’s an interesting conversation full of great information, so join us! Evan’s interest in health intensified when he was in college and working 3rd shift.  He noticed a huge slump in his energy level, an increase in depression, and a lowered immune response.  He searched the internet for answers even though his diet was good, and he worked out as a bodybuilder.  He began experimenting with herbs, supplements, and consciousness to find the key.  His goal now is to help people achieve true health and happiness, which is directly contrary to the goal of traditional medicine.   Evan discusses the following health topics: His “Not Strictly Paleo” template for clients advises eating three square meals daily and not crazy fad diets that just add more stress on the body. Evan describes the adrenal hormonal test and salivary test he commonly uses for his clients. Evan gives tips for reducing and managing stress. Evan talks about lights, hormones, and naked eyeballs in his description of sleep and circadian rhythms. Evan gives helpful tips to achieve optimal sleep, including foods and supplements. Evan discusses gluten’s impact on moods and overall health. Evan gives three simple tips to make small changes that bring big health results. This episode is jam-packed with helpful information.  Don’t miss my conversation with Evan!  How to Reach Evan and More: www.notjutpaleo.com   (Evan’s website has resources and free consults available!) REM Rehab by Evan Brand Stress Solutions by Evan Brand Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺

46mins

31 Aug 2015

Rank #18

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Lasting Weight Loss and Eating Right for Your Archetype with Melissa Kathryn

Welcome! My guest today is Melissa Kathryn, who is a certified holistic nutritionist, weight-loss and lifestyle expert. She is a transformational coach and international best-selling author and speaker. She is the owner and founder of Melissa Kathryn, LLC, which is a holistic weight loss and lifestyle practice. From her home in California, Melissa helps hundreds of women around the world to transform their bodies and lives through the power of healthy living, nutrition, and fitness. Melissa has been featured in many publications and media shows. Her recent book is Eat Right for Your Archetype. You do not want to miss this conversation with Melissa! Melissa shares the following: Like many young women, Melissa remembers looking in the mirror, not liking what she saw, and attributing all of her problems to her weight. Emotional eating was the result as she became sensitive and over-reactive to body image issues. Melissa had an unhealthy relationship with her body and became a chronic dieter after college. Ten years later, she swung the other direction, becoming a nutritionist and doing fitness competitions. Six months later, however, she was back to her old, unhealthy habits! What was the problem? Melissa realized that she was “programmed to fail,” and didn’t think she was worthy of a healthy body. Melissa created a “One-Stop Shop” for women, encompassing nutrition, fitness, mindset, and lifestyle. How do we program ourselves for sustainable change in health? Build up self-care and love to stop sabotaging ourselves. Struggle IS our comfort zone! It’s what we know! Don’t live in the past with blame and regret. Recognize the connection and break FREE! Melissa shares and explains  her four archetypes at the root of who we are: The Avoider-“What I want isn’t possible.” The Sabotager-“I’m always going to be small and can’t reach higher.” The Perfectionist-“I’m not enough.” The Rebel-“It’s ALL or NOTHING.” Even though you may identify with all the archetypes, one will usually stand out to each person and help you understand your problems. To “fix” the problem, you work backwards to the ROOT. You weren’t always this way, so what event or influence caused it? You can take actions to shift your mind; the first action step is to become your biggest advocate and best friend. Melissa says a Self-Care Routine is essential. Learn the benefits of “mirror work” and incorporating more play and pleasure into life! “Where there is lack, you will fill the void with food, so figure out where the lack is.” Replace food with fun. Make a pleasure list of long and short-term things you want to do. “The more alive you feel, the less you want food as your sole love.” “If it’s not attainable and not sustainable, then it’s not maintainable.” Are you eating when you’re hungry? Are you stopping when you’re full? Are you eating out of boredom? Do you NEED all the food on your plate? Melissa discusses how to interpret the answers to these questions and more! Start with small changes. If you don’t work out, then begin with two days/week. You have to trust your body and learn to listen to it! Cravings are usually not from hunger. What do they mean? What do they reveal? Melissa explains, based on the following questions: Am I really hungry? Is food going to solve the problem? What’s going on in my life right now? What can I do instead? How to reach Melissa and more: www.melissakathryn.com  (Sign up for Melissa’s free webinar series, Four Weeks to Fat Loss.) Eat Right for Your Archetype by Melissa Kathryn Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺

51mins

14 Mar 2016

Rank #19

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Lifestyle Nutrition, Healthy Habits and Body Building with DJ White - FAM #034

Welcome!  My guest today is DJ White, who is the founder and CEO of P&P Journeys in Minnesota.  DJ is a Pilates instructor, personal trainer, wellness coach, corrective exercise specialist, power lifter, and champion body builder.  At age 40, DJ won the Regional Ms. Muscle Mania competition and has been featured by ESPN in a special about natural bodybuilding.  Her goal is to strengthen clients from the inside out—mentally, physically, and spiritually.  Her training involves lifestyle nutrition, establishing healthy habits, and physical training.  DJ believes that as you become a stronger person, your results extend into all aspects of life.  Join me to hear DJ’s fascinating story! DJ originally began bodybuilding as a way to beat the stress in her life.  She was a "computer geek” with poor nutrition habits.  She hired a personal trainer to “get healthy,” and the trainer invited her to begin training for a bodybuilding show.  DJ went on to become a champion bodybuilder in her 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s! Listen as DJ shares her experiences and information about the following topics: Does age affect metabolism?  Yes!  Our bodies change with age, and we need to listen to them carefully. The training goal for bodybuilders is focused one---to get lean.  The necessary nutrition is not healthy for the long-term because it’s so fat-restrictive, and our bodies need a certain amount of fat for proper function. Mindset is extremely important!  Not cheating and not compromising makes you a champion before you even compete! DJ had a regimented meal/snack schedule while training for competition.  Most people never get to experience the level of commitment, focus, and empowerment that are necessary for bodybuilding success. DJ has specific advice about “carb cycling” and “carb depletion” for bodybuilders. Beginner bodybuilders should begin training 16-24 weeks out from competition, depending on their percentage of body fat. DJ explains “refeeding,” which refer to the “splurge” meals during a very restrictive diet.  For her, a splurge means extra cardio workouts. DJ discusses eating before bedtime. She gives advice about whether or not you should eat, what should you eat, and why? DJ also talks about supplements, and which ones you should take while in training.  She shares the best way to lose fat and build muscle.  DJ has tons of valuable information to share for aspiring bodybuilders, and for anyone who wants to get healthier.  I hope you’ll join us to learn more! Now it’s your turn! WHAT changes have you made in your diet?  HOW have those changes affected your health?  WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?  WHO do you want to hear from? Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.   And if you want even more resources to heal yourself naturally, make sure you sign up for my email updates, because I share some insights in my email updates that I don’t share anywhere else. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you! BECOME A FOOD AS MEDICINE VIP FOR FREE.  ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW AND RECEIVE: My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy. Summary of Pearls shared on the show Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺

53mins

29 Jun 2015

Rank #20