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The Magnesium Miracle with Dr. Carolyn Dean

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Carolyn Dean explains the many benefits of magnesium. Dr. Carolyn Dean has been in the forefront of health issues for over 30 years and is the leading expert on magnesium. She is a medical doctor, a naturopath, herbalist, acupuncturist, nutritionist, and inventor who has authored and co-authored over 35 books including The Magnesium Miracle. She is passionate about helping people of all ages achieve optimal health by taking a holistic approach to wellness. Main Questions Asked about the Magnesium Miracle: How do people become magnesium deficient, and why isn’t it more well-known? Should calcium be balanced with magnesium? What tests do you recommend for accurately measuring magnesium? What are the different forms of magnesium? Could you start taking magnesium and vitamin C to help detox instead of gross powders? How does magnesium deficiency relate to anxiety and depression? Key Points made by Dr. Carolyn Dean about the Magnesium Miracle: Magnesium is a cofactor for about 700 to 800 different enzymatic processes in the body. Genetic mutations can be driven epigenetically by too much or too little of a nutrient. Soil has become depleted due to industrial farming. A hundred years ago, we would get 500 milligrams of magnesium in our daily diet – now we barely get 200 milligrams. A deficiency could result in heart palpitations, leg cramps, migraine headaches, and stomach spasms that feel like heartburn. 65 conditions due to magnesium deficiency could be misdiagnosed as serious diseases for which doctors prescribe strong drugs. Proper testing for magnesium is not done in modern medicine. Only 1% of total body levels is found in veins, which is there to protect the heart. Measuring serum magnesium is not a good test because it gives a false normal. 6 of the 8 steps of the cycle that makes energy require magnesium. Many medications deplete this important mineral and make the condition worse. Many drugs have fluoride to make them more powerful, like the statins, Cipro and Prozac that can cause tendon rupture. Athletes get depleted of minerals and try to replace with Gatorade which is just sugar and salt. Mineral depletion in athletes weakens them, resulting in infections for which they get antibiotics, which can cause tendon rupture due to deposition of fluoride from drugs. Fluoride in drugs binds to magnesium to form an insoluble, brittle compound, magnesium fluoride which gets deposited in tendons and bones. If you must take Cipro, you need to take a lot of magnesium to replace the loss. People with stress end up with elevated blood pressure and then prescribed diuretics which further deplete them of potassium. Magnesium is a calcium channel blocker but instead doctors put high blood pressure patients on calcium channel blocking meds, diuretics and ACE inhibitors. Deficiency also leads to elevated blood sugar and cholesterol, so high blood pressure patients often end up with these conditions as well. Low magnesium is a risk marker for diabetes. High blood pressure patients on statins may end up with heart failure due to extreme depletion as a side effect of all the meds they are on. We should be taking an equal ratio of calcium to magnesium to prevent heart and kidney diseases that result from an imbalance of calcium to magnesium. It is the safest mineral – too much can just give you a laxative effect. Tested with magnesium RBC test or better still the ionized magnesium test. You levels need to be above 6. It’s best to start supplementing slowly and see how you do. Magnesium chloride is a good form as it is highly absorbable and avoids the laxative effect. Magnesium also helps with detox because it helps the liver enzymes, specifically the CYP450 detox enzymes. Any type of anxiety should first be treated with magnesium, not strong drugs. It is the best sleep “medication”. Magnesium gives you energy in the day and calms you down to sleep at night. It relieves anxiety and depression. It balances serotonin and works on many levels in the body. An Epsom salt bath (or footbath) is another great way to get more magnesium. Resources Mentioned for the Magnesium Miracle: Book – The Magnesium Miracle Dr. Carolyn Dean’s website Dr. Carolyn Dean’s podcast Dr. Carolyn Dean’s facebook page Free Chapter of The Magnesium Miracle 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 The Magnesium Miracle with Dr. Carolyn Dean appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


16 Mar 2018

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Histamine Intolerance and SIBO with Dr. Norm Robillard

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Norm Robillard explains histamine intolerance and SIBO. Norm Robillard, Ph.D., Founder of the Digestive Health Institute is a leading gut health expert. He specializes in functional gastrointestinal disorders (e.g., heartburn, acid reflux, GERD, LPR, IBS, etc.), SIBO and dysbiosis helping his clients transition from drug and antibiotic based treatments to the Fast Tract Diet and other holistic solutions. The Fast Tract Diet was presented at the Digestive Disease Week meeting in 2014 to give gastroenterologists another treatment option for SIBO and related conditions.  His award-winning Fast Tract Diet mobile app and Fast Tract Digestion book series make it easy to try the approach. Main Questions Asked about Histamine Intolerance and SIBO: Can you give a general overview of SIBO? How do you go about the process of figuring out difficult SIBO cases? What are some of the symptoms of histamine intolerance? Key Points made by Dr. Norm about Histamine Intolerance and SIBO: If we have too many bacteria in the small intestine and the cut off is loosely defined as more than 100,000 bacteria per mil in the small intestine, that’s technically considered SIBO. When you do get a pathological number of bacteria in the small intestine, they really can impact our digestion. They produce proteases that can damage the enzymes that our own body is releasing at the tips of our microvilli. They can cause a lot of inflammation and basically wreak havoc. Potential underlying causes include motility issues. We also hear about stomach acidity, any kind of liver or pancreas problems, Celiac, Crohn’s, diabetes. Another that I focus on is just consuming more fermentable carbohydrates than your body can process. Past surgeries, especially abdominal surgeries, can cause SIBO because you’ve got a real possibility of having some scarring or adhesions. Histamine intolerance can be due to gut bacteria producing histamine. So when you have a bacterial overgrowth, you will be producing more histamine. A lot of people come in thinking they have histamine intolerance but they’re complaining about the GI symptoms: gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, nausea, vomiting, cramps. And those as we both know from our discussions are also symptoms of IBS and SIBO. Do they have IBS and just think they have histamine intolerance, or do they have IBS and SIBO and all these bacteria are producing more histamine? Histamine intolerance can be due to a deficiency of the enzymes needed to break down histamine, excessive histamine in the diet, or histamine producing bacteria in your gut. One thing to look for is if you have symptoms consistent with histamine intolerance, that’s the first clue. And then the other big one a lot of people talk about is an improvement of symptoms on a histamine restricted diet. I’ve moved ahead creating an approach that is both low FP (fermentation potential) and low histamine. At the same time, I have questions about how histamine is being measured in these foods. Resources Mentioned for Histamine Intolerance and SIBO: Book – Fast Tract Digestion Heartburn Book – Fast Tract Digestion IBS Podcast interview – The Cure for Acid Reflux? with Dr. Norman Robillard Podcast interview – Fast Tract Diet for SIBO with Dr. Norm Robillard Dr. Norm’s website Join Dr. Norm’s FB Group 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 Histamine Intolerance and SIBO with Dr. Norm Robillard appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


31 May 2019

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Reducing Inflammation with Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet Lewis

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guests Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet Lewis talk about reducing inflammation. Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet have a long history of helping people achieve their maximum potential. Dr. Stephen Lewis stays current on the latest research pertaining to nutritional supplements and optimal health. Janet Lewis is a Certified Natural Health Consultant with a unique perspective on alternative and complementary nutrition from studying with numerous national leading alternative health experts. Paramount in their education was their trip to China while studying with traditional Chinese medical doctors. Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet know the importance of proper nutrition in the healing process and maintenance of the human body. They incorporate the latest medical research into the decisions made while helping people with their nutritional decisions. After seeing a growing public need, they teamed up with Doctor’s Nutrition to offer extremely low cost blood work to determine the most appropriate nutritional products that are only available through a doctor’s office. Main Questions Asked about Reducing Inflammation: What is inflammation? Where do cytokines come from? How does someone spot food that is non-GMO? What are some other ways for us to start reducing inflammation? Key Points Made by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis about Reducing Inflammation: Inflammation is not necessarily “bad” – it’s the body’s natural reaction to injury. Certain foods will also cause inflammation due to cytokines and can lead to chronic disease. There are two major issues that we need to deal with: toxicity in our environment and bodies, and genetically modified foods causing inflammation. Soy and corn are the most modified crops in North America and they make up large portions of the average diet. Wheat and gluten sensitivity are major causes of chronic disease and inflammation. In the US non-GMO food is typically labeled USDA Certified Organic. In Canada non-GMO food is much harder to spot – a label that says “organic” can still contain GMO foods. Digestive enzymes and probiotics will help your GI tract heal. Filtered water, more rest, and a sense of humor can help with reducing inflammation. One way to tell if you’re suffering from inflammation is from your bowel movements, you should eliminate 20-30 minutes after each meal. Stick with the probiotics, it takes time to heal the damage done by inflammation. Many problems go away when you feed your body properly and detoxify your body. America is the sickest developed nation in the world. Increase nutrients, decrease toxins, repair the gut leakiness and replace that with friendly digestive enzymes. Resources Mentioned for Reducing Inflammation: Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis’ 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 Reducing Inflammation with Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet Lewis appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


14 Apr 2017

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Heal Your Body (Heal Your Mind) with Dr. Kelly Brogan

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Kelly Brogan explains how you can ease psychiatric symptoms when you heal your body first. Dr. Brogan is a holistic women’s health psychiatrist and author of A Mind of Your Own. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell, and has a B.S. from MIT in Brain and Cognitive Science. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. Main Questions Asked:                                                                                                                A lot of people are having mental problems and you’re going to explain to us that when you heal your body, you heal your mind. Can you talk about thyroid imbalances? Can you talk about some of the other imbalances that masquerade as mental illness that patients should know about? Can you talk about the importance of healthy fats in the diet? Can you tell us about your program – Vital Mind Reset? Key Points made by Dr. Brogan: People are waking up to the limitations of the conventional model of medicine. Typical symptoms like brain fog, fatigue, changes in sleep, feelings of malaise and disconnection almost always these “psychiatric” symptoms are accompanied by a host of physical symptoms whether it’s gut dysfunction, skin issues, hair loss, a number of different autoimmune-related symptoms. I became interested in the psychiatric pretenders which are these reversible physiologic imbalances that can masquerade as psychiatric, and in the wrong hands, garner you a psychiatric diagnosis and potentially a lifetime of treatment with psychiatric medication. The two that I see most in my practice with the most relevance are blood sugar imbalance and thyroid dysfunction. There’s a simple anecdote.  It’s cold turkey – the elimination of sugar while dramatically increasing natural fat intake.  You can shift it in a week to 10 days.  Something you’ve been doing for 40 years, you can largely heal your body in such a short period of time. If you look at the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism and you look at the DSM diagnostic criteria for depression, they match up almost one-to-one. When you heal your body, you can dramatically reduce the signal of psychiatric symptoms. I always start with the same interventions which are very low commitment and low risk.  It’s dietary first and always.  Then we look at what else we can do to heal your body. Some other big ones that mimic mental illness are food intolerance, micronutrient deficiency, and sex hormone imbalance. Depression is a symptom – not a diagnosis and not a disease.  If you think of it as a disease or a diagnosis, you could really miss an opportunity to discover what that symptom is telling you about your body. That’s all I do for my patients is hold the space for them to discover their own potential for self-healing. Resources Mentioned: Book – A Mind of Your Own Dr. Brogan’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 Heal Your Body (Heal Your Mind) with Dr. Kelly Brogan appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


18 Mar 2016

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What You Should Know About Vitamin K2 with Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue talks about what you should know about vitamin K2 – an often overlooked nutrient and common nutrient deficiency. Dr. Kate is a renowned expert in the field of naturopathic medicine. She is THE leading authority on vitamin K2 and author of the book “Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life”. Main Questions Asked: Can calcium be harmful for us? What is the Calcium Paradox? What does K2 do in the body? If vitamin K2 is so important how was it overlooked for so long? Is your book only for people who take calcium supplements? What are the symptoms of K2 deficiency? Do we have to worry about getting too much K2? Is there a test to measure our K2 levels? What health conditions can K2 help? What should listeners look for in vitamin K2 supplements? Can K2 help brain health? Can K2 help kidney disease? Can K2 help fertility? Key Points made by Dr. Kate: The calcium paradox is even though calcium is good for us it’s not good if the calcium ends up in your kidneys or in your arteries or other soft tissues where it shouldn’t be. Vitamin K2 helps direct calcium to where it’s supposed to go, and even helps remove calcium for where it shouldn’t be. We need calcium but we need it in the right places. K2 activates certain proteins to help guide calcium into your bones and teeth, and help bind calcium and remove it from tissues where it shouldn’t be. K2 also helps with cancer prevention and protection, and helps insulin sensitivity in diabetics. Vitamin K1 is not the same as K2. K1 is found in green leafy vegetables and affects our blood clotting. K2 is not found in green leafy vegetables and does not affect blood clotting. It’s very often overlooked and mistaken with K1. Deficiencies of K2 are very common. K2 is a fat soluble vitamin and best found in grass fed animal products – grass fed egg yolk, grass fed meat and butter. K2 can be found in certain fermented foods because of the bacteria, like Gouda and Brie cheese. Vegans and vegetarians can get their K2 from natto – a Japanese fermented soybean food. The job of vitamin D is to help calcium get absorbed into your bloodstream from the foods you eat, and the job of K2 is to direct the calcium from your blood and into your teeth and bones. Studies show that people who take calcium supplements have a far greater risk of heart attacks and strokes because the calcium builds up in the arteries. If you take calcium and/or vitamin D supplements you should also take K2 supplements. Symptoms of K2 deficiency don’t usually manifest until it’s very advanced, like osteoporosis and atherosclerosis. Other signs of K2 deficiency you may notice include excess tartar build up on your teeth; facial wrinkling; and varicose veins. Studies show that K2 deficiency is quite widespread. K2 is quite non-toxic and will not build up in the body like other fat soluble vitamins can. There is no test outside of the research setting for K2, but because K2 deficiency is so widespread and K2 is non-toxic you’re safe to increase your dietary intake or take a supplement. K2 can help kidney stones, osteoporosis, osteopenia, atherosclerosis, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer (especially prostate and lung cancer). When it comes to buying supplements make sure you’re getting K2 and NOT K1 – look at the fine print on the ingredients label. There are 2 different types of K2 – MK4 and MK7. They both work but they need to be taken at very different dosages. If the label does not indicate the specific form of K2 then don’t buy it. MK7 dosage is 120-180 mcg (this is the one usually available in Canada). MK4 dosage is 1,500-3,000 mcg. K2 can be very helpful for brain health. It seems to prevent the damage associated with loss of blood flow, like from a stroke or ultramini-strokes. K2 can help for overall kidney health and for patients on dialysis. It can also help prevent kidney stones. K2 can help fertility and can boost testosterone levels in men. Resources Mentioned: Dr. Kate’s book – Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life Dr. Kate’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 What You Should Know About Vitamin K2 with Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


29 May 2015

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The Cure for Acid Reflux? with Dr. Norman Robillard

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Norman Robillard explains the cure for acid reflux. Dr. Robillard is a man on a mission! Over 100 million people have SIBO-related conditions including IBS, Acid Reflux, LPR (reflux into the larynx), Rosacea, Asthma, Fibromyagia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autoimmunity, Leaky Gut and many more. His goal is to inspire 10 million people to get off drugs and off antibiotics via holistic and dietary solutions. He is the Founder of The Digestive Health Institute and is a gut health expert. He is the author of the Fast Tract Digestion series and creator of the science-based, non-drug and antibiotic therapy, Fast Tract Diet for SIBO and its related conditions. Main Questions Asked: What is SIBO and how can it cause heartburn, reflux, and GERD? How do proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) cause SIBO and thereby fueling heartburn? Do medications actually create more SIBO? Can you talk about the specific diet that you put together? Would your diet completely eradicate SIBO and be the cure for acid reflux? Do you have to stay on the diet for the rest of your life? How long after starting the diet should you see a difference? Key Points made by Dr. Robillard: You should suspect SIBO if you have abdominal pain or cramps, or altered bowel habits like diarrhea, constipation as well as gas and bloating, and reflux, flatulence, nausea, dehydration and fatigue. Some people have more severe symptoms like weight loss, failure to thrive for children who don’t grow as they should for their age, difficulty digesting fats, anemia, and bleeding. By definition, SIBO is when there’s an overgrowth of intestinal bacteria in your small intestine. When they look at these bacteria, most are strains that should be in your large intestine so they’re migrating from that area where we have a lot of bacteria to help us digest all of these complex carbohydrates to our small intestine which should have fewer bacteria. The biggest thing in terms of the cure for acid reflux is avoiding consuming too many hard-to-digest carbohydrates which fuel SIBO. I started doing research on how we digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. When I got to the small intestine, a light bulb went off involving gut bacteria. I remember two important points about these intestinal bacteria: they get the bulk of their energy from carbohydrates and most of them produce a lot of gas. A theory popped into my head: perhaps these excess dietary carbohydrates, if you consume too many, will be malabsorbed and were promoting a kind of gut dysbiosis. According to this idea, acid reflux occurs due to microbe induced gas pressure. Imagine a volcano in your intestines and reflux is the lava overflowing into your stomach and forcing its way into the esophagus. Stopping the pressure is the cure for acid reflux. When you think about your digestive tract, it is compartmentalized. So where exactly these balloons of gas producing bacteria are occurring may be different for different people. Some people don’t want to go through all the testing so I tell them that you can try the diet and see how you feel. Other people really want to know. You can get a lot of information from testing. I break it into three buckets. One type of treatment is treating the symptoms. You can use antibiotics. The last one is diet. I would preface it with science-based diet because we now have much more science going on in studying diets and how they can improve functional gastro-intestinal disorders. I think diet-based solutions make better sense as a cure for acid reflux. The Fast Tract Diet limits all fermentable carb types, not just some. It’s a quantitative approach so you’re not cutting everything out but you’re limiting it in terms of grams that you consume per day of the carbohydrates that will be available for these bacteria to use to overgrow. The first step is to cut back on the amount of these fermentable carbohydrates. That’s what the Fast Tract Diet does. I’ve been doing this for 10 years and I must say that my digestive system is very, very tolerant now. I almost never get any kind of acid reflux. Once in a while an occasional belch. Even when I eat some of the foods I shouldn’t around holidays or on occasions. I know that I can go 3 or 4 days eating the way I shouldn’t but if I persist eventually my symptoms will come back. Does that mean I can’t eat the way I used to? Yes, but I can on the short term because I have my digestive health intact because of the way I eat on a regular basis. You really have to look at what the problem is and then you can better assess how effective a dietary control would be and what’s the timeline you’re looking at. Resources Mentioned: Book – Heartburn – Fast Tract Dtioigesn: LPR, Acid Reflux & GERD Diet Cure Without Drugs Book – IBS – Fast Tract Digestion: Science-Based Diet to Treat and Prevent IBS and SIBO without Drugs and Antibiotics Dr. Robillard’s website Dr. Robillard’s facebook group page Fast Tract Diet App: Your Gut Health – Fits In Your Pocket 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 The Cure for Acid Reflux? with Dr. Norman Robillard appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


22 Jan 2016

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Should You Go Keto? Intro to Ketogenic Diets with Ellen Davis

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Ellen Davis talks about the positive health effects of a ketogenic diet. Ellen Davis is the creator of KetogenicDietResource.com, a website showcasing the research on ketogenic diets.  She is a member of the American Society of Nutrition and is finishing her Master’s degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition. She recently released the second edition of her ebook titled “Fight Cancer with a Ketogenic Diet”.  She is currently writing several books on treating diabetes with a ketogenic diet. Main Questions Asked: What is a ketogenic diet? What can a ketogenic diet do for us? How can it switch our metabolism? Would a ketogenic diet help with autoimmune disease? Can you give us a day in the life on a ketogenic diet? Can we jump right into a ketogenic diet, or is it better to take a gradual approach? How will we feel on a ketogenic diet? Is weight loss typical with a ketogenic diet? Once someone starts eating a ketogenic diet, what happens if they deviate from the diet – say they are at an event and eat foods that are not part of the diet? What foods are the most important in a ketogenic diet and which foods are avoided? What are some of the most common myths regarding the ketogenic diet that you are aware of? Is there any research behind the ketogenic diet? Key Points made by Ellen: A ketogenic diet is low carb, high fat, moderate protein diet. Ketogenic means the body switches from burning sugar for energy to burning fat for energy. Most people have chronic elevations of sugar and insulin which eventually leads to insulin resistance. This is mainly from eating too many carbs. Ketogenic diets are extremely anti-inflammatory, and very healthy for us – despite what we’ve been told about fat being ‘bad’. Most health conditions improve on ketogenic diets, including: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, MS, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Ketogenic diets have been used for the past 40 years as a treatment for epilepsy. The ketogenic diet cuts out most of the foods that contribute to autoimmune diseases and helps heal the leaky gut – known as the root cause of all autoimmune disease. Ketogenic breakfast example: two eggs, spinach, veggies, two strips of bacon. Ketogenic lunch example: green salad with 2-3 ounces of meat, full fat salad dressing, or chicken/tuna salad on cucumber or tomatoes. Ketogenic dinner example: appetizer of pate, small piece of fatty fish like salmon, green veggies sautéed in butter. If you have a lot of blood sugar problems and insulin resistance you should start into the diet slowly to prevent ‘reactive hypoglycemia’ – feeling like you have low blood sugar, except the blood sugar level is actually normal when you measure it. At the start of a ketogenic diet you’ll probably have sugar cravings and feel tired while your body is switching over to fat burning mode. Usually this lasts a week. After this your energy will be great, you’ll feel clear headed, and you’ll probably have little to no pain in your body. Most people will lose weight on a ketogenic diet. When you ‘cheat’ on the ketogenic diet you’ll switch from fat burning mode back into sugar burning mode. This is not terrible, but it will slow down your healing and will usually take a few days for your body to switch back to fat burning mode once you start eating properly again. The foods to eat on a ketogenic diet are: whole meats; green veggies, butter, other types of natural fat (like duck fat, olive oil, coconut oil). The difference between a ketogenic diet and the Paleo diet is the ketogenic diet does not allow high starch veggies or dried fruits.  A high fat ketogenic diet will NOT clog your arteries and give you heart disease. Ketosis is NOT dangerous. It’s not the same thing as ‘ketoacidosis’. A ketogenic diet is NOT bad for your kidneys and will NOT damage your kidneys. You should NOT do a ketogenic diet if you have mitochondrial defects, kidney disease, or serious liver disease. Resources Mentioned: Podcast – The Wahls Protocol – How I Beat Multiple Sclerosis Who should NOT follow a ketogenic diet? Ellen’s website Book – “Fight Cancer with a Ketogenic Diet” Book – “Conquer Type II Diabetes with a Ketogenic Diet” 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 Should You Go Keto? Intro to Ketogenic Diets with Ellen Davis appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


13 Feb 2015

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Master Your Metabolism with Dr. Jade Teta

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Jade Teta talks about how to master your metabolism and live a healthy lifestyle by mastering your hunger, energy, and cravings. Dr. Teta is an integrative physician, author and sought after expert in the realm of metabolism and self-development. He spent the last 25 years immersed in the study of strength and conditioning, hormonal metabolism and the psychology of change and success. He has written several books including the best sellers, “Metabolic Effect Diet” and “Metabolic Aftershock”.  He has also contributed both the exercise and sports nutrition chapters for “The Textbook of Natural Medicine”. Main Questions Asked: How do most people approach their diet and metabolism and why is it incorrect? What does metabolism actually mean in everyday terms? How can you master your metabolism? What kind of exercise should you do in order to master your metabolism? How can you improve your willpower? Key Points Made by Dr. Teta: Much of the information most people have about how their metabolism works is wrong. You need to master your metabolism first instead of the common idea of eat less/exercise more in order to master your metabolism. Research has indicated that popular diets do not work and in many cases will result in weight gain over time rather than weight loss. After a diet 95% of people will gain back all the weight they lost and 66% will actually gain more weight than they lost. Your metabolism is just the way your body seeks balance. Hormones are the tools of your metabolism. When you are stressed, your body produces cortisol and adrenaline which signal to your brain to react to the stress. Your metabolism is changeable and can be corrected. There are signals your body’s metabolism is unbalanced. HEC, your hunger, energy, and cravings are the biofeedback your body uses to indicate what state your metabolism is in. Ask yourself if your HEC is in check. Your metabolism is like a pendulum, if you push on it by exercising more and eating less your metabolism will react by making your more hungry and more tired. There are foods that can help suppress cravings and hunger, for example: chicken and broccoli. Everyone’s metabolism is different and needs to be addressed for each person in a customized way. Macronutrients have varying effects on your metabolism. Protein, fibre, and water are effective at satisfying hunger. Carbohydrates, starch, salt, and fat are effective at satisfying cravings. Start with protein, fibre, and water as a meal and see how your HEC reacts. Adjust based off of how your body responds. A good meal should satisfy you for around 4 hours. Any form of exercise will have an effect on your metabolism. Long term exercise like jogging is great for cardiovascular health but will directly impact your HEC. Your exercise has the power to stabilize your metabolism or unbalance it. For people who are out of shape short, intense exercise or short, low intensity exercise is most effective at lowering body weight. A mix of both is best for keeping your HEC in check. Intense and short exercise routines tend to suppress your appetite. Willpower is like a battery and can be exhausted. Your will can be trained and improved. The more you think negative thoughts about yourself, the faster your willpower will be drained. Train your will by exposing yourself to small doses of things like dessert. Practice eating things you are weak to by eating a few bites and leaving the rest. Don’t try to do everything at one time or you will drain your will and staying power rapidly.  Choose one new activity like walking and add that to your routine. Add more later, once you’ve made that a habit. Key Resources Mentioned: Book – The Metabolic Effect Diet: Eat More, Work Out Less, and Actually Lose Weight While You Rest Book – Metabolic Aftershock: 15 Minutes of Sweat, 48 Hours of Burn Jade’s website Jade – twitter Jade’s facebook page 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 Master Your Metabolism with Dr. Jade Teta appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


10 Jun 2016

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How to Live Pain Free with Jamie Glick, MS, PT

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Jamie Glick discusses how to eliminate low back pain and live pain free. Jamie explains why low back pain is so prevalent in our society today. He talks about the medical model versus the functional model for back pain and why it’s vitally important to find the root causes of back pain. Jamie is a licensed physical therapist and graduate of the Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy.   He has over 15 years experience with a private practice in Huntington, NY. Jamie specializes in spinal rehabilitation in his physical therapy practice and has also completed 17 full marathons to date. Main Questions Asked: What are the common misconceptions and misunderstandings people have regarding their diagnosis and treatment of low back pain? Many patients with back pain are told by their doctor to rest their back…just lie on the floor or lie on the couch until their back pain goes away. Why is this NOT an ideal approach when dealing with a spine problem? What do you mean by muscle imbalance and how do we develop imbalances in our postural muscles? How did you come up with your rehabilitation program for your e-book?  Why is it different? Key Points made by Jamie: The medical model vs. the functional model. MRIs and x-rays can show abnormalities in the spine, but this doesn’t mean it’s the root cause of your pain. Research shows that 70% of people have abnormalities in their spine according to MRI but which do not cause any symptoms. Functional model – figuring out and fixing the muscles that are pulling and creating abnormal forces on your spine and causing your back pain. The piriformis muscle can often be the root cause of low back pain and sciatica. Bed rest causes atrophy or shrinkage of your back muscles and research has never proven bed rest to be helpful beyond 24-48 hours. Keep moving! Muscle tightness and muscle weakness occurs in patterns. Janda proved which muscles are tight and weak in virtually 100% of people. This rehabilitation program is different because it combines the work of Janda with McGill to stretch the right muscles and then strengthen the right muscles. Some of the commonly prescribed back exercises are actually bad for your back. Jamie’s easy 3 step rehabilitation program: Step 1 = stretching the right muscles. Step 2 = strengthening the right muscles. Step 3 = advanced exercises. Resources Mentioned: Jamie’s website Jamie’s blog The Pain Free Podcast Dr. Carri’s book Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again! Thank you for listening! The post How to Live Pain Free with Jamie Glick, MS, PT appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


12 Sep 2014

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Vagus Nerve Activation with Dr. Navaz Habib

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Navaz Habib explains the importance of the vagus nerve to our overall health. Dr. Habib’s book “Activate Your Vagus Nerve” is a simple to follow guide to help you identify and address a major missing piece in patients dealing with chronic health concerns.  By activating the Vagus nerve, we can optimize our productivity, focus and energy levels, allowing us to feel the positive effects of upgraded health. Main Questions Asked about the Vagus Nerve: What is the vagus nerve and why is it so important? How do we know if our vagus nerve is working properly or not? Are there specific signs to look for? Are there tests? What about treatment? How do we fix this? Are there exercises to help rehabilitate the vagus nerve? What else do we need to know about the vagus nerve? Key Points made by Dr. Habib about the Vagus Nerve: The vagus nerve is one of the most important nerves in our body. This nerve is the only one that leaves from the cranium, which is where our brain is located, and goes to the other organs. It goes to many different organs in our body; essentially, you name the organ and the vagus nerve goes to and innervates that organ. The vagus nerve not only sends information to the organs from the brain, but also from the organs back to the brain. Most of us have heard of the brain gut connection and the physical connection is the vagus nerve. It is the fastest and clearest direct path between the brain and the gut. An easy way to check if the gut brain connection is working, and that the vagus nerve can transfer the information between the gut and the brain, is to see if our gut is working the way it should be. Digestive dysfunction is one of the most important, most common signs of vagus nerve dysfunction that we see. There is one test that I feel is a great way for anyone to just check to see how well their gut is functioning. It’s called the sesame seed bowel transit time test.  Pick up a small bag of white sesame seeds, put a spoonful of these in a glass of water and drink it down, without chewing the seeds.  Our body cannot digest the covering so they will show up in the stool.  What we are looking for is the time it takes to see the first seeds in our stool and then when we see the last seeds to come out in our stool. Anywhere between 12 and 24 hours is good. Anything more or less than that is a sign that our vagus nerve isn’t working properly. There are other signs, as well. The vagus nerve has four different functions.  One being a parasympathetic function, which is our rest and digest function – so one thing I look for is how well people handle stress.  Inability to handle stress and/or recover from a stressful event means that their bodies are not very well adapted. 15% of the information passing through the autonomic nervous system (which is the system that controls all the things we don’t think about, g., digestion, heartbeat and breathing) is parasympathetic. If these things don’t function well and don’t allow for recovery, it means the vagus is not working well. This is where a lot of issues with inflammation occur. If we’re not able to control our levels of inflammation, it’s because our vagus is not able to do its job. We have a system called the blood brain barrier, which is supposed to keep inflammatory products, viruses, , out of the brain; but the vagus is a direct bypass. If we start to have leakiness in the gut because our function is compromised, it’s easy for the inflammation to get through the gut blood barrier into the vagus nerve and bypass the blood brain barrier leading to the brain fogginess incidents where you are dealing with memory loss, walking into a room and forgetting why, and forgetting where you parked the car, for example. This is a direct sign of inflammatory processes in the brain, especially when one had a good memory before. Thus treating the gut issues are not always enough to resolve issues. Travel is one of one of those things where our body is put under a lot of stress and that stress can be because we’re crossing time zones, for example, and our body is don’t know what time it is, and so we throw off our melatonin responses and our hormones get thrown off. And in doing so, when we change our schedules, our bodies don’t know whether they’re in a state of being awake or going to sleep. The vagus nerve does a lot of its work is during that sleep time to help the recovery of the stressors that have occurred throughout the day. What happens then, is the inflammatory processes are up-regulated, thus putting our bodies under higher stress, our parasympathetic system is down-regulated meaning we’re not able to control inflammation or digestive function, leading to all the symptoms people have when they travel or have a stressful event in their life. I said earlier that there were four specific functions to the vagus nerve. Parasympathetic being one of them, afferent, which is where the information being brought from all the organs to the brain. That is our second function. Our third function is motor function, and that motor function is to signal the muscles of the back of the throat and the muscles of the larynx to do their job. Vagus nerve function allows us to have pitch variability in our voice; and regulates our gag reflex. An inability to swallow pills is strongly associated with the latter. There a few things we can do and several tools we can use, based on the four functions of the vagus, to regulate the problem. The number one thing to do is to learn how to breath properly again.  What we need to do is get into a good posture and get our chest raised forward, make sure that our head is aligned, that our ears are aligned without shoulders, and learn to breathe using our diaphragm – using that balloon filling feeling of our gut and actually have the rise and fall of our gut occurring. Motion of the diaphragm allows not only for positive movement in the lungs, but in the digestive organs as well. So, the breath is where I have most people begin. When we talked of motor function, I talked of the muscles of the back of the throat, the larynx and pharynx – this is where we train our gag reflex and train our humming and chanting and vocal cord muscles. To help stimulate these muscles, I’ll have my patients activate their gag reflex. I’ll also get them to gargle with salt water, which can have a great effect on breaking up the bacterial biofilm that likes to sit at the back of our throats. I also like to have patients do some humming or chanting to get them into a calm state, especially before meals. It’s a great way to stimulate vagus function, There are some other ways to test vagus nerve function that do cost, for example, heart rate variability. Our heart rate varies depending upon the level of stress we’re experiencing.  The parasympathetic system (vagus) calms heart rate.  The heart rate will tell us whether we are in a state of sympathetic (running from that saber-toothed tiger) or parasympathetic (relaxing on the beach).  The lower Resources Mentioned for the Vagus Nerve: Book – Activate Your Vagus Nerve Dr. Habib’s website Dr. Habib’s book 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 Vagus Nerve Activation with Dr. Navaz Habib appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


15 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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A Leaky Gut and the Gut-Brain Connection with Dr. Vincent Pedre

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Vincent Pedre explains leaky gut and the gut-brain connection. Dr. Vincent Pedre is the Medical Director of Pedre Integrative Health and Founder of Dr. Pedre Wellness, and a Functional Medicine-Certified Practitioner in private practice in New York City since 2004. He is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, also certified in yoga and Medical Acupuncture. He believes the gut is the gateway towards excellent health. For this reason, he wrote the book, Happy Gut—The Cleansing Program To Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy and Eliminate Pain—which helps people resolve their digestive and gut-related health issues. Main Questions Asked about Leaky Gut: Can you talk about what a leaky gut is, how can we test for it and why is it bad? Can you talk about how so many different diseases have their foundations in inflammation and immune system imbalance and that having underlying gut issues can impact the body in multiple different ways? When patients come in to see you, do you actually test for leaky gut or do you often times assume they probably have a leaky gut? Can you tell us about the mind-gut connection? What are your favorite exercises to stimulate the vagus nerve? Key Points made by Dr. Pedre for Leaky Gut: The gut is this amazing organ system that is divided into different zones and starting with of course the mouth. Everybody forgets that the mouth is part of their gut and it’s so important to chew and break down your food mechanically so that you can absorb the nutrients more easily. When we talk about leaky gut, we’re mostly talking about what’s happening in the small bowel, but also it can happen in the colon. It becomes quite significant in the colon because of the type of bacteria that exists there. Leaky gut has been a term that has been used in naturopathic medicine and alternative medicine for a long time. But, in Western medicine, really thought that this was not real and that it was made up and it didn’t exist until the science and research finally caught up. A lot of studies have been looking at the effects of endotoxin on our health and what they find is that as endotoxin levels rise, then the risk for metabolic syndrome, which is basically an intolerance to glucose or resistance to the hormone insulin that tells the body where to put the glucose into the cells so it can be used for energy. Sugar levels start to rise. Insulin levels start to rise. That leads to obesity, especially central obesity or visceral obesity, puts on more fat in the middle. It becomes this vicious cycle so basically there’s this whole interconnection between leaky gut, inflammation, insulin resistance and obesity. That goes back to genetic individuality, predispositions. Sometimes you get a lot of crossover and it could also have to do with the type of imbalance that has been created. For example, if you get yeast overgrowth as a result of having been on either several rounds of antibiotics or you can even create your own yeast overgrowth by eating a diet really high in sugar and refined carbohydrates over a period of time. You’re feeding that part of the microbiome and you can generate your own yeast imbalance. What I found over time is that not every patient that has some sort of systemic manifestation of a gut issue is coming in complaining of gut problems. I think the patient story and what their experience is is so important because sometimes it’s discordant with the test results. Then you have to decide, well, who do I trust more? The test or the patient? I feel like it’s a balance, and that’s where medicine is an art and it requires a bit of creativity and instinct. I also have really gotten into doing organic acids testing because I find that that helps fill in a piece of that puzzle that sometimes can be missed in the stool test. You really have to have a wholistic approach to a patient with gut issues and really listen to them and acknowledge their story because I think that part of it. How did they get to that point where they’re in front of you in your office telling you this story? Go back in time and look at how did all of this start? What was happening in their life at the time? Was there travel? Was there foreign travel? You have to think parasites and all sorts of things. We can start with the vagus nerve that runs from the brain all the way down and innervates starting from the bottom third of the esophagus, pretty much all the internal organs and the gut, all the way almost to the very end. The vagus controls a lot of the signaling in the gut. You really need a good vagal tone to have healthy gut digestion. What’s really fascinating about this is what they’ve seen in patients with traumatic brain injury. The patient with traumatic brain injury, within 30 minutes of the injury, their gut is becoming leaky and endotoxemia starts to go up. I think the most fascinating stuff is the metabolome and the fact that we get nerve transmitters that are produced by the gut microbiome. Like lactobacillus produces GABA so you need a healthy amount of lactobacillus bacteria in the gut to control anxiety, to feel even healed. Butyrate from butyrate-producing microorganisms in the large intestine controls our ability or influences our ability to form memory and to learn, your brain-derived neurotrophic factor. I thought that is really amazing that there is this symbiosis where a healthy gut microbiome influences neuroplasticity in our ability to learn and form memory. Once you get a leaky gut, it affects the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, so you get a leaky blood-brain barrier. Now the brain is not protected from toxins that could be in circulation from the leaky gut. One thing that vagus nerve dysfunction can also cause is constipation. Getting the vagus to work properly again is really important for so many things: protein, digestion, constipation, gut barrier integrity. All that stuff. One of those simple things that often times I think gets forgotten about that patients can take all the digestive enzymes and bitters and hydrochloric acid and probiotics. They can do all of that stuff and the fiber and the healthy diet. But we can’t forget about exercising the vagus nerve. As you said, it can be as simple as gargling. Gargling until you get a tear in your eye and do that minimum twice a day after you wake up, before you go to bed, more if better. We’ve been constantly in fight or flight in a way that I think we’re desensitized to the fact that our bodies are overcharged in so many ways, smartphones, constantly on the computer. We’re on this very on, on, on all the time. What I find is that people become desensitized to stress, and they don’t even acknowledge it and sometimes I actually have to tell a patient, “Do you realize how much you’re carrying and how full your plate is?” That’s stressful. Whether you sense it as a mental stress, I think it’s a biophysical stress on the body to carry all of that. I love getting people out into nature because when you’re out in a forest or a park surrounded by trees, that has been shown to lower cortisol levels and helps get you more into a parasympathetic state. Taking the shoes off and walking bare foot on the grass, feeling the earth, rounding to the tremendous magnetic energy field of the earth can really help us get more into a parasympathetic state. The reason I connected yoga is because in yoga, we studied the energy centers of the body, the chakras. Three of the main chakras in the body crisscross the gut, the root chakra, the second chakra and the third chakra, which is the power center, the solar plexus. The gut encompasses some major energy centers, and it’s all about grounding and being connected to this earth, to each other, being in community. Where I look at things is the importance of how we can cross the divide and see how we can integrate everything together but always going back to root cause. I think that to me is a really important message is to not discount the role of the gut even if you don’t have any gut issues. Resources Mentioned for Leaky Gut: Book – Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain Dr. Pedre’s website Dr. Pedre’s facebook page Dr. Pedre’s instagram page Free gift from Dr. Pedre! 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 A Leaky Gut and the Gut-Brain Connection with Dr. Vincent Pedre appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


15 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Restore Gut Health with Dr. Jillian Teta

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Jillian Teta talks about how to restore gut health. Dr. Teta is the author of “Natural Solutions for Digestive Health” and creator of the Fix Your Digestion gut restoration program—an online, do-it-yourself comprehensive system that can be used by anyone with digestive distress or digestive disorders to feel better. Dr. Teta is the President of the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NCANP), and practices at the Naturopathic Health Clinic of North Carolina in Winston-Salem. Main Questions Asked: What needs to be in place to have good digestion? What kinds of things happen to our digestive fire as we grow older and what can we do about it? How do bitters play a part in digestion? How should we eat and prepare dandelion greens? How does the second brain affect the digestive system and how does it change when we get older? Key Points Made by Dr. Teta: The digestion system acts as a central hub and impacts the immune system, the second brain, and the endocrine system. The health costs associated with digestive problems in North America is huge. You have to eat for your unique body and take your symptoms into account. Your overall health can be improved by increasing the health of your GI tract. Your ability to create stomach acid is reduced as you age. Travel and stress have a greater impact on the GI tract as you age. Take six to ten deep breaths before eating. This stimulates the nervous system and prepares the body to consume. Slow down the eating process, eat with the mouth closed; put down the electronics and pay attention to what you’re eating. Bitter foods or apple cider vinegar can be used to supplement your digestive fire. Tannins found in bitter foods stimulate the production of acids and keep the body regular. Dandelion, apple cider vinegar, and coffee are bitter supplements. Raw dandelion is extremely bitter but can be sautéed to make it more appealing. The second brain monitors all the important factors in the digestive tract. It operates independently of the central nervous system. As we age, our nervous systems have less flexibility and adapt to stress differently. A good way to balance the second brain is to take a walk in a natural environment and practice being present, also known as forest bathing. Relaxing in conjunction to appropriate exercise is important to maintain flexibility in the nervous system. Getting adequate sleep is also very important. Drugs that reduce stomach acid also reduce the digestive tract’s ability to absorb nutrients and increases the risk of infection. Stomach acid is one of the major defenses your body has against pathogens. Take care of your microbiome by eating a lot of prebiotic fibres. Resources Mentioned: Fixyourdigestion.com Fix Your Digestion on Facebook @jillianteta on Twitter Natural Solutions for Digestive Health Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe and leave a 5-star rating and review on iTunes. The post Restore Gut Health with Dr. Jillian Teta appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


9 Sep 2016

Rank #12

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Natural Cures for Arthritis with Ellen Kamhi

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Ellen Kamhi talks about arthritis and inflammation, and natural remedies to halt arthritis in its tracks. Ellen has been involved in Natural Medicine since 1964. Ellen is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and is a board certified holistic nurse. She’s written many books, and is a TV and radio host. Main Questions Asked: What is some of the research about where arthritis comes from? Can you explain what stealth pathogens are? What are some of the herbs that can be used to help with inflammation? Key Points Made By Ellen: Over the years, I’ve seen many patients no longer have arthritis. When we talk about the word “cure” what we mean is the reversal of all symptoms, no longer have the pain, or if disfigured, a discontinuation of further breakdown in the joint structure. Also, the reversal of blood indicators. There is a vast amount of knowledge available in mainstream medical publications on where arthritis comes from, like the Journal of Rheumatology. Things that cause inflammation in the body are linked directly to leaky gut. If you want to reverse a disease, you have to take responsibility for the causes. Very often toxins are in the food you eat. If you’re not eating organic and are eating your food allergens, these can trigger a response. Are you eating packaged foods? If there are words there you cannot pronounce or sound like chemicals, they probably are. The first step is a cleansing diet. For those who don’t want to do that, perhaps their physician and medication is the right route for them. People who want to use natural remedies have to take responsibility for what they put into their mouths and what they do with their body like exercise and movement. Stress reduction is helpful and effective like mind-body work, massages, and rubbing a tennis ball on the bottom of your foot. Take active action in your life. Some herbs to use to clean toxins out of liver are milk thistle, dandelion and burdock root. Stealth pathogens are microorganisms that can encase themselves and hide such as lyme disease. They are able to hide from the immune system by covering up the white blood cell receptors that would normally indicate that there’s an invader and should be destroyed. Another problem that causes things like autoimmune disease is the overuse of antibiotics. This causes the development of resistant strains. Some natural remedies such as berberine actually downregulates the pump and does not allow the microorganisms to use it and that’s why it’s an excellent natural antibiotic which doesn’t cause anti-resistant strains. Either you change your lifestyle and the initiating factors or the disease will continue to advance. When looking at non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to bring down the pain of arthritis, the problem is they actually increase leaky gut syndrome and in that way they make the disease process worse and not better! One of many great herbs to use is curcumin. It’s well-proven to have anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory effects.  It’s sort of like the wonder herb.  If combined with piperine (from black pepper) you get a much better absorption. Other herbs to help with the inflammation of arthritis are boswellia, white willow bark, external topical agents such as ginger compresses. For autoimmune types of arthritis, the best combo is rehmannia, rosemary or rosmarinic acid, and cordyceps. These all help deactivate the autoimmune response. Resources Mentioned: Book – Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Arthritis: Reverse Underlying Causes of Arthritis with Clinically Proven Alternative Therapies Ellen’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 Natural Cures for Arthritis with Ellen Kamhi appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


31 Jul 2015

Rank #13

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How to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself with Dr. Alejandro Junger

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Alejandro Junger explains how you can restore your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Dr. Junger was born in Uruguay. He graduated from medical school there in 1990 and moved to New York City for his postgraduate training. He completed three years of training in Internal Medicine at NYU Downtown Hospital and three more years of fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Lenox Hill Hospital. The drastic change in lifestyle and diet resulting from his move to New York City soon showed up as irritable bowel syndrome and depression. Becoming a patient of the system he was practicing was such a shock that it started his journey in search of an alternative solution to his health problems. His findings are the subject of his first book “Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself”, where Dr. Junger describes how he became aware of the toxicity of our planet. He also explains how detoxification and cleansing have been around for thousands of years, but the knowledge has been lost, and right now it’s more important than ever to reclaim this information. Most importantly, “Clean” is a manual for readers to learn how to turn on and work with their own detoxification systems to restore and maintain optimal health. Main Questions Asked: Can you share your personal health journey? What is the ‘gut’? In your book ‘Clean Gut’ you talk about the root cause of disease. Can you tell us more about this? What are some of the most common toxins were exposed to from our food? Can you describe your Clean Gut Program? What are some success stories from the Clean Gut Program? Who should do a cleanse? Who should NOT do a cleanse? How often should we do a cleanse? Key Points made by Dr. Junger: After moving to New York and working crazy hours during his medical training and eating ‘fast foods’ he slowly started to lose his health. He gained weight, started having allergies, and was diagnosed with depression and irritable bowel syndrome. It was through cleansing and detoxification that he was able to restore his health – and more! The gut includes: the intestinal tube; the intestinal wall; the nervous system within the intestines; the immune system within and around the intestines; and the intestinal bacteria. It’s very similar to the roots of a plant. Health and disease originate in the intestines. We’re putting a lot of things in our intestines – what we eat and drink – that nature never designed to be in the intestines. This is why humans have diseases that are not seen in any other animals on the planet. Leaky gut upsets the immune system and the nervous system and triggers the downfall towards chronic disease. If you take a bird’s eye view of a supermarket you’ll see that 90% of what is sold comes in a box or bag or wrapper. These things have chemicals/preservatives in them that keeps those ‘foods’ from rotting. These are similar to antibiotics because they kill the good bacteria in your gut. The Clean Gut Program is based on the 5 R’s. Remove = remove the things that shouldn’t be in your diet: toxins, chemicals, gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, coffee, grains and sugary fruit. Restore = restore the good nutrients we need. Reinoculate = reinoculating your gut with good bacteria. Repair = repair the wall of the intestines, or the leaky gut; L-glutamine can help this. Relaxation = relaxation is usually forgotten about and stress can destroy the functions of your body. Many problems have greatly improved or and completely resolved after cleaning up the gut, including autoimmune diseases. Detoxification programs and gut repair programs are contraindicated for patients on specific medications that need to be tightly controlled (such as the blood thinner Coumadin, antiepileptics, antisezure medications, insulin dependent diabetics), advanced cancer patients, and women that are pregnant or breastfeeding. Everybody else can benefit from a detoxification or gut repair program. For the general public it’s best to do a 21 day detox program once a year. Resources Mentioned: Dr. Junger’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 How to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself with Dr. Alejandro Junger appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


8 May 2015

Rank #14

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What You Should Know About Gut Microbiome with Dr. Jill Carnahan

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Jill Carnahan talks about what you should know about your gut microbiome. Dr. Jill received her medical degree from Loyola University School of Medicine in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois. She is board-certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. In 2006 Dr. Jill was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40. In 2010, she founded Flatiron Functional Medicine in Boulder, Colorado where she practices functional medicine. Dr. Jill is also a 10-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is also committed to teaching other doctors how to address the underlying cause of illness rather than just treating symptoms through the principles of functional medicine. Main Questions Asked: How did you get involved in Functional Medicine? How does autoimmune disease relate to our intestinal health? How do the bacteria that live in us and on us influence our health? What is leaky gut? What causes leaky gut? How do I know if I have SIBO? How do I get tested for SIBO? How do I get tested for yeast overgrowth? How do I get tested for leaky gut? How do we heal a leaky gut? How do we maintain healthy intestinal bacteria? Key Points made by Dr. Jill: It was through her personal health journey with breast cancer and Crohn’s disease that Dr. Jill got involved with Functional Medicine. Autoimmune basically means your body starts to think of itself as dangerous and starts attacking itself. Crohn’s disease is when the body attacks the lining of the digestive tract, basically causing ulcers though the entire digestive tract. Autoimmune disease always starts along the gut lining. This is because 80% of our immune system is here. The bacteria in our gut, whether they’re healthy or not, will determine our health. There are always three pieces to any and all autoimmune diseases: 1. Genetic predisposition; 2. Environmental triggers (like toxins, stress, gluten, infections, etc); and 3. Leaky gut (aka: intestinal permeability). Everyone with an autoimmune disease should stop eating gluten and whatever other foods they have food sensitivities to. The most common food sensitivities are dairy, sugar, corn, soy, alcohol, and yeast. Zonulin is a little trap door between every cell that lines the intestines, and if this trap door stays open then the microbes in the intestines and the food in the intestines leaks into the bloodstream directly. This is what ‘leaky gut’ is. Zonulin is directly triggered by gluten – whether you have gluten sensitivity or not. Bacteria wear a coating called LPS which is a big trigger for autoimmunity and inflammation. A big part of healing autoimmune disease is to assess and heal the gut first. Gas, bloating, and constipation and/or diarrhea are not normal, and are common signs of SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. The majority of bacteria should live in the colon – not the small intestine. The toxins that are created from SIBO can cause fatigue, brain fog, Yeast overgrowth is another common cause of leaky gut. Common symptoms of yeast overgrowth include rashes, psoriasis, craving sweets, bloating, diarrhea, and for women these symptoms are worse around their period. An Organic Acids urine test can show markers of bacterial and yeast overgrowth in the intestines. Stool testing can also be helpful to determine bacterial and yeast infections, as well as parasite infections. The ‘poor man’s test’ for SIBO would be to try FODMAPs foods – for 24 hours eat the foods highest in FODMAPs and if you feel worse and have terrible abdominal symptoms there’s a pretty good likelihood you have SIBO and/or yeast overgrowth. Other signs of leaky gut include: rosacea; chronic unexplained iron deficiency; B12 deficiency; multiple food allergies; worsening environmental allergies; weak peeling cracking fingernails; eczema; and psoriasis. Healing a leaky gut first begins with identifying what the problems are – not just throwing probiotics at it. The first place to start is with diet – Paleo Diet is the best place to begin. Herbs and medications can be used to kill off microbial overgrowth. Probiotics are definitely necessary – the right kind of probiotics for the right patient. Inflammation often needs to be addressed with L-Glutamine, DGL, and even organic ghee. Diet is the most important factor to maintaining healthy intestinal bacteria. If you have an autoimmune disease you have to stick to your healthy diet 100% for life. Resources Mentioned: FODMAPs Diet Dr. Jill’s website Dr. Jill’s facebook page 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 What You Should Know About Gut Microbiome with Dr. Jill Carnahan appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


3 Apr 2015

Rank #15

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Earthing and Grounding with Dr. Stephen Sinatra

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Stephen Sinatra talks about earthing grounding. Dr. Stephen Sinatra is known as America’s #1 integrative cardiologist. He’s also certified as a bioenergetic psychotherapist, and nutrition and anti-aging specialist. Dr. Sinatra integrates psychological, nutraceutical and electroceutical therapies in the matrix of healing. He is the founder of www.heartmdinstitute.com, an informational website dedicated to promoting public awareness of integrative medicine. Main Questions Asked about Earthing Grounding: What is grounding and how long has it been around for? What has your research shown? What are the easiest ways to ground? Is there any reason for someone to not ground? Are there any resources for grounding you would recommend? Key Points Made by Dr. Sinatra about Earthing Grounding: Basically, grounding is putting your bare feet on the bare earth. The Earth is teeming with electrons, and grounding absorbs the energy of the Earth through the feet and conducts it throughout the body. The electrons function as antioxidants in the body. Being disconnected from the energy of the Earth could be causing the increase of the frequency of disease in North America. The research behind grounding has shown the connection between inflammation and being separated from the Earth. Heart rate variability is a message from your heart that it is out of sync with the rest of your body. Grounding brings the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system in sync. Heart rate variability is a strong indicator of cardiovascular disease. Grounding can also help reduce blood viscosity. Leather footwear is one of the simplest ways to ground. The key is to not have a nonconductive material between your feet and the Earth. Maybe you should avoid grounding near a power generation station. The electromagnetic environment is causing a lot sleep difficulties, so sleeping grounded can help promote good restorative sleep. Resources Mentioned for Earthing Grounding: Book – Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever! Podcast Interview with Dr. Sinatra – Health Revelations Podcast Interview with Tommy Rosa – Divine Revelations of Heaven Earthing Grounding Vervana Dr. Sinatra’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 Earthing and Grounding with Dr. Stephen Sinatra appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


28 Oct 2016

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Overcoming Anxiety and Emotional Eating with Food and Nutrients with Trudy Scott

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Trudy Scott discusses how to overcome anxiety and emotional eating with food and nutrients. Trudy provides some great tips on uncovering the reasons for why so many people suffer with anxiety, and explains why it’s important to get to the root, underlying cause of your anxiety. Trudy is a Food Mood Expert and nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about the healing powers of real food and amino acids for eliminating anxiety and emotional eating. Trudy is the author of The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings. She is also the creator and host of The Anxiety Summit, a wildly popular virtual gathering of international experts sharing research and nutritional solutions for anxiety. Main Questions Asked: Why is caffeine bad for people with anxiety? How does gluten trigger anxiety? What are the four anti-anxiety food solutions? What are the benefits of grass fed meats? What is pyroluria? How does it cause anxiety? Is there a test for pyroluria? What lifestyle factors are important for preventing and treating anxiety? Key Points made by Trudy: Caffeine can be the underlying cause of anxiety, and can trigger full blown panic attacks. Research for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder showed that cutting out coffee from the diet eliminated anxiety within a week in people who previously showed no improvements with medications or therapy and were drinking 1 ½ to 3 ½ cups of coffee per day. Gluten and coffee are common cross reactive foods. There is a big connection between gluten sensitivity and mental health, especially anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorders. Gluten sensitivity continues to be under recognized and undertreated as a cause of mental health problems. Gluten limits the body’s ability to use tryptophan – the building block of serotonin. Gluteomorphins act like opiates and can make it very difficult to stop eating gluten. Eating real, whole foods can lower your risk of anxiety and depression. Trudy uses four different diets with her clients to match their unique biochemistry; three of them are gluten-free. Gluten is bad for everyone. Nobody can digest gluten, and it serves no nutritional purpose, so everyone should really be gluten free. Grass fed meat contains high levels of omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin C, beta carotene, zinc, iron, and lots of amino acids. Common symptoms of pyroluria include: feeling tense or anxious; lack of dreams or having nightmares; morning nausea; poor appetite; poor sense of smell. Zinc, vitamin B6, and evening primrose oil are the key nutrients to stop pyroluria. Testing for pyroluria can be inconclusive – that’s why using the pyroluria questionnaire is helpful along with seeing how you respond to the supplements listed above. Key lifestyle factors to help anxiety include: getting good sleep; getting regular exercise. Resources Mentioned: Pyroluria questionnaire The Anxiety Summit Book – The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution 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 in iTunes! The post Overcoming Anxiety and Emotional Eating with Food and Nutrients with Trudy Scott appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


17 Oct 2014

Rank #17

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How to Supercharge Your Brain with Dr. David Jockers

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. David Jockers talks about his book: “SuperCharge Your Brain: The Complete Guide to Radically Improve Your Mood, Memory and Mindset.” Dr. Jockers is a chiropractor, nutritionist, exercise physiologist, certified strength & conditioning specialist, and member of the Performance Enhancement Team for the Maximized Living Wellness Advisory Council where he had the privilege of traveling to London to help the USA athletes win the gold in 2012. Main Questions Asked: How did you get interested in supercharging the brain? What is the brain fog epidemic? Isn’t poor memory just a normal part of aging? What is the worst brain destroying poison? What are the top three superfoods that can supercharge our brains? How does stress damage the brain? Is there any truth to “if you don’t use it you’ll lose it”? Key Points made by Dr. Jockers: Brain fog includes declining memory, losing your keys, forgetting why you walked into a room, and just not feeling your best mentally. Brain fog is an early warning sign of brain degeneration. If not treated it can lead to Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. Having a ‘senior moment’ is a warning of brain degeneration – it’s not considered normal aging. Find your big ‘why’ – why you want to be healthier and live longer. The worst brain destroying poison is gluten. Research proves it damages the gut and the brain. Avoiding wheat, barley, oats, kamut, spelt, rye, and other forms of gluten is important for brain health. Keeping your blood sugar stable with healthy fats (coconut oil, avocado, extra virgin olive oil, and butter from grass fed cows) can also keep your brain sharp. The top three superfoods for supercharging your brain are: Pacific or Alaskan sockeye salmon (wild caught – not farm raised); raw chocolate/cacao; organic blueberries. Superbrain smoothie recipe: blend together frozen organic blueberries, coconut milk, and high-quality protein powder. Too much stress will cause cortisol levels to elevate – this damages and shrinks the brain. Getting good sleep and positive self talk can help keep stress from harming you. “If you don’t use it you’ll lose it” is true for the brain. Your brain works on plasticity – it can rewire itself on a regular basis and needs to be stimulated on a regular basis. Learning new things can help strengthen your brain. Resources Mentioned: Documentary – The Brain That Changes Itself Book – Supercharge Your Brain Dr. Jocker’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 How to Supercharge Your Brain with Dr. David Jockers appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


23 Jan 2015

Rank #18

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Eat Right for Great Thyroid Health with Magdalena Wszelaki

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Magdalena Wszelaki discusses how to eat right for great thyroid health. Magdalena shares her personal thyroid story and provides some great tips for those suffering with hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s. She’s had a long history of hormonal challenges from a highly stressful life in advertising – starting with Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (both are autoimmune conditions which cause thyroid failure) and then adrenal fatigue and estrogen dominance. Today, Magdalena is in full remission, lives a symptom-free awesome life and teaches woman how to accomplish the same with her various online coaching programs. Magdalena is a certified nutrition coach, speaker and educator. She is the founder of Thyroid Diet Coach –  a nutrition coaching practice dedicated to helping women rebalance their hormones with nutritional and lifestyle changes. Main Questions Asked: What is your personal thyroid story? Why are people not being diagnosed properly for their thyroid problems? How did you fix your thyroid problems and Hashimoto’s? What are the most common diet mistakes that people with thyroid problems and Hashimoto’s makes? What are three practical diet tips that anyone can try starting tomorrow? What are your mindset tips to help prevent people from overwhelm? Key Points made by Magdalena: A combination of heavy amounts of stress, poor diet, and weak immune system set Magdalena up for autoimmune disease. The TSH range is too broad. It’s best to have your TSH under 2.0. Doctors rarely do the other tests to properly diagnose thyroid problems: Free T4, Free T3, TPO (thyroperoxidase) antibodies, TG (thyroglobulin) antibodies. Most common symptoms of thyroid problems: weight gain, puffy face, water retention, foggy brain, brittle nails, dry skin, hair falling out, constipation, etc. Even if you’ve already been diagnosed as hypothyroid, you’ve probably never been tested for Hashimoto’s. 8 out of 10 hypothyroid cases are actually Hashimoto’s. The three key things Magdalena did to heal her thyroid: address food intolerances; do a thorough detoxification; really address stress. Even if you’re already eating well you may still be making diet mistakes. The big seven foods that are the most common triggers are: gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, soy, nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, goji berries), yeast; also minimize sugar consumption. Don’t assume that being vegetarian or vegan is right for your thyroid health. Cruciferous vegetables, as long as they’re cooked (lightly steamed), are perfectly fine your thyroid. Do not overly rely on supplements – food will have the biggest effect on your health, including your thyroid health. Get off the big seven foods we already mentioned. Surround yourself with foods you CAN have rather than what you cannot have. Always start your day with really healthy breakfast. Consider eating dinner for breakfast. PFF breakfast = protein + fiber + (healthy) fat. Surround yourself with a good support team. Try these changes for 2-3 weeks and see how your feel. If you feel overwhelmed you need more support from a healthcare professional to help guide you. Print off a list of the foods you CAN eat and stop focusing on the foods you cannot eat. Take it step by step and work on one meal at a time. Master one meal and then move onto the next. Journal what you eat, how you feel, and what your poop looks like. This can be a powerful tool to help spot patterns and drill deeper into the root causes of your thyroid problems. Resources Mentioned: Magdalena’s website – Thyroid Diet Coach Cooking for Balance 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 Eat Right for Great Thyroid Health with Magdalena Wszelaki appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


24 Oct 2014

Rank #19

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Detoxify Your Body with Dr. Jeffrey Morrison

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Jeffrey Morrsion explains how you can detoxify your body and get on the road to better health. Dr. Morrison is a practicing physician, founder of The Morrison Center for Integrative Medicine in New York City, award-winning author of Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind, and Board Certified in Family Practice and Integrative Medicine.  His focus is on preventing and reversing degenerative and chronic diseases by enhancing the body’s innate ability to detoxify and heal itself. Main Questions Asked: How did you get interested in detox? Are there any other symptoms that make you think that a person might need a detox? Can you tell us about the studies on how much of a burden toxins are to our body now? How do you detoxify your body? Can you give a real case example from your practice? What are three things our listeners can start doing today to help them to achieve more of a detox lifestyle? Key Points made by Dr. Morrison: While in medical school and living on a medical student’s budget, I was eating tuna fish twice a day every day for two or three years.  I was having memory changes and difficulty concentrating, and symptoms that couldn’t be explained by any medical tests that were performed.  Fortunately, I had the opportunity to work with a doctor that did environmental medicine and he helped me to diagnose that I had mercury toxicity. That recognition helped me start my study in environmental medicine and also recognizing that if we can find the root cause of a person’s problems, we can make a really big impact on helping people feel great again. There are a lot of doctors now who are recognizing how important nutrition, environmental medicine, and detoxification are for really coming up with fantastic strategies to help people to rejuvenate themselves by identifying what these underlying causes are, to help the body work better, and then come up with some targeted strategies for rejuvenation. We can all take inventory when we wake up in the morning.  Are we feeling at our best self?  Once we step out of bed, symptoms are sometimes coming up. All of these symptoms of not performing at our best self are symptoms that the body is not functioning properly. What we use in our office is a Symptom Survey that helps people capture their subjective symptoms on a list and gives it a score.  We use that score as a starting point to help people go through a process to detox themselves and see how well they can feel from beginning to an end.  Usually we look at a four week cycle to see how much better a person can feel on all their symptoms after doing some very simple strategies to help their body work better. The CDC and the EPA do keep outcomes on the amount of chemicals that are being released into the environment.  The last time we checked, we were at 77,000 plus chemicals that are actively being manufactured in the United States and in the world but this number is being added to on an almost daily basis. We’ve got a load of toxins being produced in our modern civilized world that have led to lots of conveniences but at the same time has led to lots of opportunities for exposure. Studies have been around for 20 or 40 years about the fact that the liver has a very efficient way of handling toxins in the environment, and it goes through a two or three phase process to detoxify your body both through the liver and through the colon. Everyone on this planet is getting exposed.  The only issue is how well you can detoxify your body and what you can do to decrease exposure and then improve your innate capacity for that detoxification process. Good health begins with clean cells, clean living, and a clean mind.  It’s like a whole big package. The cell is literally like a microcosm of our whole body. We have to decrease exposures to chemicals by making the proper choices in the foods we eat, the water we drink, and even the skin care products we use. In addition to that there are things we can do to improve cellular oxygenation.  It’s really as simple as just moving.  Anything where the body is moving helps improve circulation to the cells. Even though we’re making it sound like there is a lot to it, it’s about as simple as it gets.  It all just really comes down to making the right choices with the foods we eat, the water we drink, and exercise.  And then making sure we are able to eliminate toxins properly by having a bowel movement one to three times a day and making sure we’re drinking plenty of water to flush toxins out of our kidneys. The other thing we’re always focusing on in our practice is the mind-body connection as it relates to detoxification. Nowadays we not only have the stresses from our environment but we also have emotional stresses. We know that in order for you to be able to detoxify your body optimally, it needs to be in the rest and relaxed state but when you are always in that fight or flight response it is not conducive to detoxification. Even though we help guide people to make the right choices, we also want to bring awareness of the importance of meditation practices, being mindful, and working on a process to get out of that chronic fight or flight state. When we get people to start shifting from a negative to a positive level of consciousness, they make tremendous strides. It’s very satisfying to be in a practice where patients get really enthusiastic, they feel the benefit, and people around them see the difference as well. The three magic things that will transform a patient’s life forever…I’m a minimalist.  I try to focus on things that are manageable, that they can do today that will make a big impact tomorrow. My big one is making sure that people are getting 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Number two is it’s important to exercise. It’s really important to work with an integrative holistic health care provider as a coach on the journey of the detoxification process. Resources Mentioned: Book – Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind Dr. Morrison’s website Dr. Morrison’s Symptom Survey Gotmercury.org 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 Detoxify Your Body with Dr. Jeffrey Morrison appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.


4 Mar 2016

Rank #20