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Learn True Health with Ashley James

On Learn True Health, Ashley James interviews today's most successful natural healers each week. Learn True Health was created for YOU, the health enthusiast. If you are passionate about organic living or struggling with health issues and are looking to gain your health naturally, our holistic podcast is what you have been looking for! Ashley James interviews Naturopathic Doctors and expert holistic health care practitioners to bring you key holistic health information, results based advice and new natural steps you can take to achieve true health, starting NOW! If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, if you are fed up with prescription drug side effects, if you want to live in optimal health but you don't know where to start, this podcast is for you! If you are looking for ACTIONABLE advice from holistic doctors to get you on your path to healing, you will enjoy the wisdom each episode brings. Each practitioner will leave you with a challenge, something that you can do now, and each day, to measurably improve your health, energy, and vitality. Learn about new healing diet strategies, how to boost your immune system, balance your hormones, increase your energy, what supplements to take and why and how to experience your health and stamina in a new way. Ashley James from Learn True Health interviews doctors like Dr. Joel Wallach, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Oz, Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. Molly Niedermeyer on Naturopathic Medicine, Homeopathy, Supplements, Meditation, Holistic Health and Alternative Health Strategies for Gaining Optimal Health.
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Oct 7, 2016

Toréa Rodriguez is a former biochemist, Silicon Valley executive, and professional pilot who after being diagnosed with a debilitating series of autoimmune diseases transformed her life.

Now she is now a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and Master Vitality Transformation Coach based out of the San Francisco Bay Area.

"I have more energy than I can remember having even before I got sick.
I obtained the training and certifications necessary to do what I'm most passionate about: I help those with chronic health issues, including autoimmune disease, break free of their frustration by taking simple steps to transform their vitality without complex medical treatment. Join me in the journey of finding life's simple treasures one by one... and restore your own personal health to optimal vitality."

In This Interview Toréa teaches How To:
How to incorporate your personalized nutrition plan - customized perfectly for your body
How to get restful and restorative sleep - every night!
How to prioritize your health when you are consumed by a seemingly endless “to-do” list
How to implement simple mindfulness habits without having to remember to be mindful
How to support your body’s healing through the deeper insight of functional lab work
How to understand what your body needs each day for optimal healing

"There are easy, potent ways of quickly generating energy, reducing stress, reducing inflammation and creating vitality. These specific biological and psychological “switches” turn stress reactions off and relaxation responses on. Flipping these switches is the key to helping the body heal itself and upgrading our experiences of work, family, friends, and FUN! The foundation that supports the above transformation “switchboard” is:

Real Food  –  Providing the proper balance of nutritional raw materials is essential. Most people are deficient in multiple areas, which results in disease or malfunction. Getting what we need improves everything from sleep and mood to immune function and sexuality.

Rest  –  We live in a 24x7 world, often overlooking how pivotal rest is for health. Cultivating a healthy relationship with adequate rest promotes healing and sustained energy.

Movement  –  Usually we hear it’s not enough, so we drive ourselves harder. But often times too much can create hidden stresses inside the body. Finding the right kind and quantity of movement is critical to restoring vitality.

Stress Reduction – Most of us think of this as emotional stress. Stress is hidden in many forms such as infection, food intolerance, and chemical exposure. Discovering and eliminating the stresses around you can have profound effects on your health and vitality. "
 

Toréa is offering a gift for Learn True Health listeners! Use coupon code: learntruehealth

If you would like to speak with Toréa she will give you a FREE 30­Minute consultation, VALUED AT $129!

Recommended Reading:
Move Your DNA By Katy Bowman
http://amzn.to/2dBP5tQ

­http://www.torearodriguez.com

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Oct 5, 2016

Binge eating is the most common of all eating disorders with over 5% of the population suffering from this condition.

My guest today is Julie Latz. She is the author of the book Stop Binge Eating and Start Living Again. She is a certified Food Psychology Coach through the Spencer Institute.

If you’re out of control with your eating and can’t seem to stop, Julie knows exactly how you feel. For 45 years, Julie went through the yo-yo dieting/binge cycle time and time again. She suffered the shame, guilt, and embarrassment that every binge eater feels.

After discovering her simple and effective method to take control of her eating, Julie now teaches other binge eaters how to eat what they want in moderation, even if they have never been able to do that before. She has put an end to deprivation and her clients report rapid results and no longer feel compelled to eat privately and in huge quantities.

Julie coaches binge eaters about how to stop the insanity of yo-yo dieting and food obsession so they can create a peaceful relationship with food.

In our interview, Julie explains the difference between a binge eater and an emotional eater, which is often misunderstood.

"My website is www.peacefuleater.com. I sell my book through Amazon called Stop Binge Eating and Start Living Again. But mainly I am a coach who does one-on-one phone/skype coaching throughout the world and also have an online coaching program that can be done either individually or in small groups with a sense of community.

All of my programs offer provide daily accountability. I enjoy sharing my story so that other binge eaters know I've been in their shoes and it provides inspiration for them to see that there is hope to be able to create a peaceful relationship with food.

I also like to discuss the differences between what I call "the nibbler" the emotional eater and the binge eater. Sometimes people don't know if they have the disorder, or if their child, spouse or patient is struggling with this affliction.  I like to provide some insights into what to be on the look out for when evaluating the possibility of someone having this issue."

In our interview, Julie uncovers her "tricks to make it stick" which are little things she teaches her clients to do each day that allow them to live as the opposite of a binge eater.

She also illustrates the day in the life of a binge eater and what it's like to live in this secretive prison.

What was so intriguing was to learn about her concept called "want power" which she finds is so much more effective than willpower.

In this interview Julie teaches three actionable steps:

"1) By being "awake at the plate". Paying attention to what you are truly in the mood for. What your body is asking for in terms of nutrients and the taste and texture. When you are part of the actual eating experience, you never have to binge again.

Satisfaction comes so easily when tuning into what you're eating and actually paying attention to each bite instead of multitasking.

2) It is crucial to follow a food plan. Weight Watchers or an online program like My Fitness Pal where there are no foods that are off-limits.

Once you're told you can't have certain foods, you can only hang on so long before you binge on those "forbidden" foods.

What I do is have my clients eat 2 snacks each day of things that they would normally binge on so they stop fearing their favorite foods and start learning how to incorporate them into their lives in moderation.

3) Stopping binge eating takes work every day. When you do the work, you don't binge. If you stop doing it you backslide. One of the most important things I work with my clients about is their "why." The why I use is very short term (meaning by night time or by the next morning) and measurable.

If your "why" is off in the future it is not compelling. You won't get the reward you're looking for. For example, if someone's why is that they want to go from a size 16 to an 8, although that is something nice to strive for, whether they do the work that day or not, they will still be the same size by the next day so it's not motivating to use that kind of why."

Recommended reading:

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

Stop Binge Eating and Start Living Again by Julie Latz

Links:

Visit Julie Latz's website PeacefulEater.com

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Sep 30, 2016

My guest today is helping make water healthy and delicious. Mike Del Ponte's and his company SOMA has a mission to hydrate the world with innovative and sustainable hydration products. What elements he uses to make his filters work will amaze you.

Everyone who has owned or used a Brita filter, or similar plastic filter, can agree that they can be clumsy, bulky and don't really make water taste much better.  Their filters are synthetic and often petroleum based. Not all of those plastic filters or bottles are free of parabens (BPA Free) so instead of gaining the health benefits of hydration we are doing potential damage to our bodies and absolutely doing greater damage to our environment.

A few years ago Mike Del Ponte had an aha moment with his friend while struggling with an ugly Brita filter at a dinner party he was hosting. He realized there had to be a better way! Mike and his friend joined forces with the David Beeman, one of the worlds leading developers in water filtration and developed a company that made biodegradable, natural, sustainable, affordable and beautiful water filters.  Bye bye ugly and ineffective plastic Britta filters!!!

Since his inception 3 years ago Soma has gone on to help over 10,000 people in 7 countries gain access to clean water through CharityWater.org. Charity: water is a nonprofit organization that's on a mission to provide clean and safe drinking water to every person on the planet.

Every time you buy a SOMA product you are directly helping to support a community gain access to clean water.  SOMA was named one of "25 Companies The Will Change the World" by Inc. and the #1 Design Story of the Year by Fast Company.

What has really amazed me about SOMA is their innovative filters. The biodegradable filter is made of coconut shell carbon, silk, and a plant-based casing.  So when you go to replace the filter in your SOMA pitcher or carafe you can place the used filter in the compost because SOMA filters are biodegradable! AMAZING!

It was an honor to have Mike Del Ponte on the show. Hearing that his company has a mission to help us get healthier and our planet become healthier really inspired me.

Beyond SOMA's mission, they have four pillars of social responsibility that they live by.

1) Ending the global water crisis - A portion of every filter purchased goes to charity: water.

2) Reducing Global Impact - SOMA offsets emissions with conservation-based forestry.

3) Green products and packaging - SOMA uses post-consumer waste and recyclable materials.

4) Responsible supply chain partners - Soma’s code of conduct sets standards for labor practices, sustainability, transparency, animal welfare, and anti-discrimination policies.

Please visit https://www.drinksoma.com/ to check out SOMA's awesome hydration products!

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Sep 28, 2016

What a unique interview I have for you today! Melissa Beasley is a skin care formulator and health coach who founded Love Essential Skin Care, a line of all-natural products for men, women, and babies.

Melissa Beasley earned her biochemistry degree from Texas Tech University. While going through a tough time in her life she developed skin issues and through her own research found all natural ingredients that relieved her outer problems.

She then went on to make the shift in her lifestyle and diet that she needed to nourish herself inside and out. Now she runs a 12-week program called Love Essentials Healthy Body program that is designed specifically for people who want to be healthier, and have tried to transition to natural living, but have had difficulties because of unhelpful people in their lives or unhealthy beliefs about themselves.

Melissa Beasley shares, "Often, when someone is trying to start being more "natural" they can approach it from a position of forcing themselves to do it even though they hate it because they need to be healthier. Which is super honorable, but they end up hating their life and just go back to the old things they enjoyed because at least they were happy."

I help them learn how to listen to their own intuition about food, and how to take actions from a place of loving and caring for themselves instead of trying whip themselves in shape. In the end, they have much more confidence in themselves and are empowered to make wise choices for their health.

My mother was a registered dietician and I grew up with a very close relationship with food, so I have a large nutrition section in the program. It includes a simple recipe booklet with easy to follow recipes that are healthy and tasty along with tutorials on how to plan a menu and how to shop for homemade meals. Everything is broken down and simplified to be easy to understand and approachable even if you only know how to microwave ramen noodles.

I am passionate about the body's innate ability to heal if given the proper tools. The mechanics of the body fascinate me and healing potential of the body is something I am astounded by over and over. I love waking people up to how amazing their own body is and giving them an appreciation for how remarkable and miraculous they truly are so they can stop criticizing minute flaws and live in the power of who they are.

I'm also very passionate with my clients about becoming aware of the world around them. We are constantly barraged with messages about our worth in the media, culture, and family. If we never become actively aware of that exposure, then we just absorb it and act as if it's true. But open our eyes to it and recognizing that we don't have to absorb it can empower women to decide for themselves what is and is not beautiful and successful.

"Who Switched Off My Brain?" by Caroline Leaf is a book I recommend to everyone I know. She discusses the power of our thoughts and self-talk in our lives. She goes into a wonderful explanation of the physical effect that our words and beliefs have on our minds and bodies at a cellular level and how we can use that knowledge to clean out the toxic beliefs that are keeping us stuck in lives we don't want and replace them life-giving beliefs that propel us forward."

During this interview Melissa Beasley teaches us one of the foundations of the Love Essentials Healthy Body program, which is finding your WHY. Not the typical WHY that we all use when goal setting to give us extra motivation. But an inner WHY.

"I teach my clients to start asking themselves WHY am I doing this? Whenever they take a self-care action, like brushing their teeth, washing their face, or putting on make-up. Then I teach them to figure out if they are doing it to be acceptable to society, or because they love and appreciate their body and want to take good care of it. That is the big starting point of getting healthy, loving yourself."

Melissa Beasley also teaches us a 2 step process to identify toxic thoughts that are holding us back, and how to replace them with positive, helpful alternatives.

http://loveessentialskincare.com

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Sep 21, 2016

The safety of smart meters, WiFi, cellular towers, computers and all the wireless devices we use each day are taken for granted. This is VERY new technology! When we think of the evolution of man and how many thousands, if not millions of years, we have been on this planet slowly evolving electricity alone has only been here for a few generations.  

We take for granted that we are safe to use all of the devices we can buy and plug into the walls of our homes.  Never thinking that our home could have faulty wiring or our bed could be exposed to too much EMF irritation.

My guest is an expert in helping people make their homes and offices safer places from dirty electricity and EMF exposure. Electromagnetic fields from the wires around us cause stress upon our nervous system and disrupt our bodies processes!

Sal La Duca performs Indoor Environmental Assessments, focusing on reducing exposures that interfere with normal human biology. Chemical and electromagnetic pollution in our homes and work environments can disrupt our nervous system and our bodies ability to maintain homeostasis. Sal La Duca can help people in person by assessing their homes, and for those around the world he can help them with a remote consultation.

Sal La Duca is passionate about improving others' lives through sharing his knowledge of how they can improve their health by improving the electromagnetic environment of their home and workplace.

"I receive referrals sometimes months or years after an initial encounter, so that provides an implied positive feedback that I do not usually get directly, as individuals' lives being improved, they get busy in their own ventures." Sal La Duca shares.

In this episode Sal La Duca explains why we should all:
Remove all Electrics by the bedside.
Remove all Wireless devices by the bedside.
Use Shielded cords in your office area when possible.

Sal La Duca's Bio:
RFSO (Radio frequency Safety Officer), NARDA Microwave
CIEC (Council Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant) IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association)
BBEC (Building Biology Environmental Consultant) IBE (Institute of Building biology and Ecology)
BSBA - University of Phoenix
FCC Licensed (First Class with radar endorsement, when acquired, and still valid)
Power System Load Dispatcher - 6 years
Nuclear Reactor Operator - 6 years
Electronic Technician - 40 years

Sal La Duca's website is filled with very valuable science-based information for improving the electromagnetic and chemical environment of your home:

http://www.emfrelief.com

Recommended Reading:

CROSS CURRENTS by Robert O. Becker: http://amzn.to/2cLUwJN

 

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Sep 19, 2016

Donnie DeSanti is a Certified Health Coach who, back in High School, got off his meds and reversed his ADHD naturally after being in Ritalin for 8 years!

He went on to help his mom cure her own breast cancer using natural means and after a lifetime of helping others with their diet, lifestyle and nutrition gained certification as a health coach and has been helping many people make great life changes that help their whole family have more energy, better sleep, and a healthy weight.

"As a Health Coach, I aim to teach others how to incorporate small changes into their day to day lifestyle to improve the quality of life. You can learn more about my mission here at http://www.donniedesanti.com/about/."

Donnie DeSanti offers one on one health coaching and creates personalized programs that best fit your needs. He also provides group programs for those who are inspired by group dynamics.

Donnie teaches his clients everything from how to have better sleep habits to fueling the body with nutrients so energy becomes natural, rather than forced. With more productive, long lasting, energy, those daily tasks and responsibilities are manageable, in fact, enjoyable.

Once an individual feels energized with a more positive mindset, one can begin to set weight loss goals and seek a more fulfilling life.

Three actionable steps Donnie DeSanti recommends taking for better health are to:

1 ) Start your day with an inner bath- Before coffee, tea, and even food, why not start the day with a warm cup of water with half of a lemon squeezed in? Since our bodies are most dehydrated and most acidic in the morning, the lemon helps flush out the acidity and toxins, while re-hydrating the body. Most of my clients find this helpful tip the most effective/beneficial addition to their health practice.

2 ) Kick up sleep game- Sleep is one of the most overlooked luxuries we can treat ourselves to. When it comes to a good night sleep, darkness is our friend. Ideally, we should follow the flow of nature by dimming down all the synthetic lights in our life once the sun has set. Shut down the computer, turn off the TV’s, and put down your phone. When we do not follow the natural nighttime rhythm and subject ourselves to a variety of artificial lights, we are essentially sending a message to our brains, through our eyes, that it’s in fact still daytime. In turn, the obedient body listens and starts to produce more cortisol, the energy hormone, in order to keep us up. To prevent a surge of nighttime energy, make the bedroom as dark as possible at night and keep the TV and other bright lights outside the bedroom.

Our difficulty in seeing in the dark should reassure us that we are not night owls, yet we continue to burn the midnight oil. It's time to set an earlier curfew. When we stay up late, we are missing out on the most crucial hours of sleep. To be specific, studies show the most reparative hours of sleep occur in the beginning hours of the night between 9-11 pm. During this time, our bodies drift off into a deeper sleep state that helps strengthen the immune system, keeps our cells healthy, and produces more efficient energy for the next day.

3 )  Change your mindset- A healthier, more fulfilling life starts with the thoughts you have about yourself. Stress is the silent killer inside our bodies and the negative effects are often overlooked. Change your thoughts and you can change your world. Start to be a guardian of what goes through your mind.

http://www.donniedesanti.com/



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Sep 16, 2016

James Swanwick is an Australian-American motivational coach based in Hollywood, California.  James is also a speaker, podcast host, former ESPN anchor on SportsCenter and author of Insider Journalism Secrets, which teaches people how to interview and make money writing.

James is the founder of The 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge which helps people to take 30-Days off of drinking alcohol to find their peak performance and evaluate their relationship with drinking alcohol along with its effects on the human body.

James is the co-founder of Swannies blue-blocking glasses which helps people get better sleep by preventing damaging blue rays from disrupting your nightly rest....and look good while doing it!

Swanwick has interviewed world leaders and celebrities including Al Gore, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Hugh Hefner and New York Times best-selling authors including John Gray and Keith Ferrazzi.

James is the host of The James Swanwick Show Podcast where he interviews peak-performers of all walks- pro-athletes, business owners, fitness professional, nutrition specialists and more- on how to live a peak-state life and get the best results possible.

In this episode of the Learn True Health podcast James shares health strategies and good habits anyone can benefit from. He shares how to improve the quality of your sleep through blocking blue light from electronics and how doing a 30 day no alcohol challenge can improve your energy, relationships, mental clarity and even your sex life.

Links:

http://jamesswanwick.com/

http://47dayhabithacker.com/

http://www.swanwicksleep.com/

 

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Sep 12, 2016

Glenn Livingston, Ph.D. is a veteran psychologist and longtime CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. Dr. Glenn's work, theories, and research have been published in major periodicals like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Sun Times.

Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food obsessed individuals, Dr. Glenn Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants.

Most important, however, was his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.

www.NeverBingeAgain.com

"If people go to my site and click on the reader bonuses, I will send them the kindle/nook book for free (or a PDF outside the USA), along with a set of Food Plan Starter Templates and a series of MP3 recordings where they can hear me coach people through full sessions using this method." Dr. Glenn shared.

In today's interview Dr. Glenn teaches why Binge Eating  and Overeating is such a popular problem.

There are two factors which combine to form the perfect storm in our culture and have created a horrendously difficult mountain to climb for anyone who wants to stop overeating. (a) the food industry's billions  and; (b) the addiction treatment industry's message of powerlessness.

Dr. Glenn teaches us:
How to define your own Food Plan to achieve your particular health and fitness goals
How to stop overeating
How to never binge again

Please share this episode with all of your friends who are struggling with dieting or achieving their health goals.

Recommended Reading:
FREE BOOK: Never Binge Again by Dr. Glenn Livingston
http://neverbingeagain.com/index.php/main/book

Rational Recovery by Jack Trimpy
http://amzn.to/2cr52Aq

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Sep 9, 2016

Anthony DiClementi is an executive health and fitness coach, biohacker, and specialist in functional medicine.

He teaches uncommon strategies to improve energy, cognition, mood, fat-loss, physical performance, and healthspan through a deeper understanding of:
Nutritional neuroscience
Functional medicine
Pharmacology
Elite athletics
Personalized health
Supplementation
Exercise physiology
Lipidology
Biology
Peak performance psychology
Endocrinology
The applied science of longevity

Anthony and his team of world-class experts utilize these unique approaches to help executives, entrepreneurs, high-level athletes, and regular men and women to optimize their physical and genetic potential.

Perhaps most exciting, our team has assisted thousands of clients around the world in overcoming chronic and degenerative conditions, where more conventional approaches have failed, including (but not limited to):

Thyroid disorders
Neurodegenerative conditions (I.e. Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, dementia, cognitive decline)
Chronic fatigue
Fibromyalgia
Cancer
Anxiety, depression, and cognitive disorders
Digestive disorders (Crohn's, colitis, IBS, leaky guy)
Nutrient imbalances
Toxic overload
Hormonal issues
Adrenal fatigue (HPA Axis Dysregulation)
Diabetes, blood sugar, and metabolic disorders
Lyme disease and chronic infections
Neuroinflammation and chronic migraines
Food allergies and sensitivities
Obesity
Acne, eczema, psoriasis, and skin conditions
Immune dysregulation (autoimmunity)
Impaired methylation and genetic polymorphisms
High cholesterol, blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease

Anthony's first book The Biohacker's Guide to Upgraded Energy and Focus will be released May 2016. For more information about our one-on-one coaching programs visit www.biohackingsecrets.com/

Podcast: https://biohackingsecrets.com/podcast

Join our Facebook group! A growing community of listeners and expert guests that support each other in learning true health!
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To order high-quality supplements:
http://takeyoursupplements.com/

Sep 7, 2016

Michael Weinberger is a dynamic and inspiring speaker frequently asked to speak on topics including Mindfulness, Coping with Mental Illness and Addiction. He was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 1994 and has learned how to not only cope but to thrive while living with his illness.

Michael teaches individuals how to adjust their mindset to be mindful and grateful for everything their life! Michael is the founder and creator of APlanForLiving.com, a digital mindfulness manager, and wellness platform. Everyone has problems and Michael's approach helps people apply gratitude, spirituality, and mindfulness to their daily lives. A grateful heart is a happy heart!

http://www.aplanforliving.com - A Plan For Living is an app available in the google play store and the app store.

Happiness Formula which is Gratitude + Spirituality + Mindfulness = Awareness = Happiness.

The features are available online at http://www.aplanforliving.com/features

"I am most passionate about discussing how mindfulness, gratitude, and spirituality have had a significant impact on the management and coping skills of my life, my diagnosis of bipolar disorder and the battling of addiction."

Michael teaches 4 principles:
1) Waking up every day and starting with the right question is essential - How happy are you?

2) Creating gratitude and spiritual lists will help re-wire your brain and to help you down regulate your emotions.

3) Mindfulness can be practiced anywhere.

4) Happiness is a choice - and it cannot be taken away - only given away. Practicing points 1, 2 and 3 help remind me of that fact daily.

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Sep 2, 2016

Diane Sanfilippo is the owner and founder of Balanced Bites, a certified Nutrition Consultant, and New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo, The 21-Day Sugar Detox, and co-author of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking.

Diane holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and is certified in holistic nutrition from Bauman College, holistic lifestyle coaching from the CHEK Institute, and Poliquin BioSignature Modulation. She writes for her popular health blog - balancedbites.com - and is co-host of the top-rated weekly health podcast, "The Balanced Bites Podcast," available free from iTunes.

On September 6th, 2016, Diane will release an updated and expanded 2nd edition of her runaway hit Practical Paleo which has sold over half a million copies and spent a total of 97 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list.
practicalpaleobook.com

21-Day Sugar Detox Program: http://learntruehealth.com/sugar

Podcast: http://balancedbites.com/podcast/

In this interview, Diane teaches everything you didn't know about the Paleo diet.

Your Challenge - Remove these oils from your diet:
Vegetable Oil
Canola OOil
Corn Oil
Cotton Seed oil
Soybean oil
Crisco
Butter like substances
Anything hydrogenated
Anything Partially hydroginated

Replace with read butter or ghee (clarified butter) if you are allergic to milk.

Check out Diane's 21-Day Sugar Detox Program!
http://learntruehealth.com/sugar

To order high-quality supplements:
http://takeyoursupplements.com/

We started a new Facebook group for our Learn True Health listeners. Come join our community!  
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Aug 26, 2016

An international best-selling author, speaker, physician & brain expert, Dr. Joanny Liu is an international leader in Chinese Sports Medicine & Chinese Sports Psychology. She has appeared FOX TV, NBC, CTV, & Global TV & has been quoted by ABC, CBS, the Boston globe and the Miami Herald.

"I was a practicing professional engineer for 24 years before going back to school for a several years to study acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I received my degree in engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1979. I became a Doctor of Acupuncture and TCM in 2007 from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

I've written three books about concussions: Knock Out Concussions, Heal Your Concussion: 21 Days to Brain Health, and my recent best seller, Heal Your Concussion: How to Quickly and Effectively Get Back in the Game."

Complimentary gifts for listeners:
1. For those already suffering from concussion or Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS):
http://www.drjoanny.com/concussion-answers

2. For those who feel they've been feeling unwell for a long time for unknown reasons: Perhaps they have a hidden brain injury! http://drjoanny.com/test/9-signs-hidden-brain-injury

3. If help is needed RIGHT now, then create an appointment for an initial consultation:
http://www.drjoanny.com/initial-consultation.

In this episode, Dr. Liu teaches about concussions and what to do about them!

She shares that, "Right now, most neurologists will freely admit that they have NO treatment for concussions. That's why there's all this emphasis on diagnosing it because they're actually veiling that fact and that's why people are scared! It's so untrue. diagnosis of a concussion is a common sense thing and so is treatment. They have all this great research about the brain, but because of the medical paradigm, they don't see the answers that are right in front of them. It's a major disservice to the suffering public."

 

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Aug 25, 2016

For Bradley Jarryd's full transformational story visit http://thebradass.com/slideshow/

Bradley Jarryd is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and health coach.

The Ultimate Smoothie Guide is a detailed blueprint about how to make muscle building, fat blasting, smoothies at home that cost a fraction of smoothie bars while saving you time. It is $9.99 on Amazon, but complimentary if you visit TheBradass.com and fill out the brief form.

Bradley Jarryd primarily works as a health coach to help clients around the world create a healthy and sustainable lifestyle while reaching their fitness goals. He specializes in helping people achieve their weight loss goals and increase their energy levels.

"I am a huge advocate of making health and nutrition as enjoyable as possible. It should not be a chore to exercise and eat fruit and veggies. My story is that I always had a sweet tooth (still do) along with a humongous appetite (I easily complete 2 burrito bowls from Chipotle in one sitting) without an athletic background and had to find ways to get the body I have always wanted while working against these factors. Cheating exercise into everyday life, using positive affirmations and psychology and using spices instead of sauces as flavor enhancers are just a dew ways I was able to get there and is something I stress to my clients," Bradley shares.

In this podcast interview, Bradley Jarryd teaches us EVERYTHING we need to know about achieving our weight loss goals through smoothies.

He also talks about the importance of starting your day off right. "Your first 30 min-hour should be to meditate, listen/read something positive, and speak positive affirmations.

 For nutrition: download an app to track your nutrition and do it for a week. Exercise is great and important to overall health, but we will always need food until the day we die and honing in on your diet will do far more than exercise will.

Rid yourself of excuses. Excuses are only an attempt to feel ok about not accomplishing something. Whenever an excuse comes up like "I don't have time to exercise today," instead say to yourself "how can I find time to workout today?" This will force your brain to create solutions."

Aug 18, 2016

Caroline Blazovsky is nationally recognized as America’s Healthy Home Expert®. She is a media personality as well as being chosen as a leading health and safety professional in  AARP, 2016. With over 16 years experience, she is a council- certified Mold Remediator (CMR),  and Indoor Environmentalist(CIE)  with graduate Sustainable Design educational background from Boston Architectural College. She is also credentialed through the National Environmental Health Association as a Healthy Homes Specialist (HHS). Caroline is a member of the ACAC, NEHA, IAQA, as well as serving on the national IAQA Research Committee. She resides as President of My Healthy Home® LLC, a company specializing in indoor air quality products and services.  Additionally, she is enrolled in a medical graduate program at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

 

Consult with her on testing for contaminants in the home, reducing allergens & chemicals, improving indoor air and water quality, mold and using environmentally-friendly building materials and products. Learn more at www.myhealthyhome.info , www.healthyhomeexpert.com  or 866-743-8563.

 

LINKS:

Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk PDF:

http://learntruehealth.com/wp-content/uploads/PCP_Report_08-09_508.pdf

 

President's Cancer Panel: Environmentally caused cancers are 'grossly underestimated' and 'needlessly devastate American lives.'

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/presidents-cancer-panel
 

LearnTrueHealth.com  

 

TakeYourSupplements.com  

Aug 4, 2016


Dr. Patel has been practicing as a Medical Marijuana Doctor since 2012. In her consultations, she step-by-step walks patients through how to use medical marijuana for their particular medical conditions. She completed her medical studies at Touro University College of Medicine and her undergraduate studies in at Northwestern University. You can learn more about the work she does at www.DrRachnaPatel.com

Dr. Patel has an e-mail series that addresses the most pressing concerns that patients have about medical marijuana. To receive Dr. Patel's emails please visit www.DrRachnaPatel.com/sign-up

Dr. Patel is obsessed with the healing effects of medical marijuana. If you have ANY questions you would like to ask Dr. Patel directly, you can visit her Facebook Fan page where she hosts an "Ask Me Anything Wednesday" https://www.facebook.com/The-Medical-Marijuana-Expert-Dr-Rachna-Patel-158338067700593/

In this interview Dr. Patel Discusses:
- Why cannabis aids in pain reduction / elimination
-What combination of cannabinoids would work well for your particular medical condition
-how to select a medical marijuana product based on laboratory test results
-how to figure out how much, how often, and when to use medical marijuana
- What conditions improve when the patient uses proper doses of cannabis
- Why is cannabis an effective anti-inflammatory agent

Aug 1, 2016

Kevin Geary is the founder of RebootedBody.com and host of the Rebooted Body Podcast. He helps men and women finally get a body and life they love with his unique blend of real food nutrition, functional fitness, and behavior psychology. He currently has clients in over 30 countries around the world and is dedicated to the mission of changing the landscape of human health.

Eating & behavior psychology. Answering the question, "why do I struggle to align my behavior with my good intentions?"

1) Antagonism vs Amity: Why the advice you choose to follow might be causing you to fail.

2) Cravings---in the context of what's really important---aren't what you think they are. We need to reframe the way we think about cravings.

3) Most people struggle to stay consistent because their behavior is being manipulated by biological, psychological, and social triggers to an extent that they can't even fathom.

Links:
rebootedbody.com

and

http://my.rebootedbody.com/dyc/

Jul 25, 2016

Jeff Sanders joins us today to speak about his 5 AM Miracle, early morning productivity, personal development and healthy habits.

Jeff Sanders is a productivity speaker, creator of the 47 Strategies Productivity Self-Assessment, and author of the best-selling and award-winning book on productivity, The 5 AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast.

Jeff is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in iTunes in the Self-Help and Business categories, been nominated for 4 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 2.5 million downloads.

He is a 10-time marathon runner, personal development junkie, and passionate raw vegan. Every week you can find Jeff writing and speaking at JeffSanders.com.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and Psychology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He has been married to his wife, Tessa for seven years. They live in Nashville, Tennessee with their quirky pug, Benny.

For more morning energy Jeff recommends you wake up early with a plan, drink a large quantity of water right away, and exercise before work.

Website: https://www.jeffsanders.com

Jeff's podcast: https://www.jeffsanders.com/the-5-am-miracle-podcast

Recommended Reading:
The 5 A.M. Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast
http://amzn.to/2a9tvvK

Essentialism by Greg McKeown
http://amzn.to/2a8D5M4

Jul 20, 2016

Kat Elton is an expert in helping those with chronic pain live full and fulfilling lives, regardless of their physical limitations. Having suffered from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Kat learned to cope with the difficult aspects of living with pain, such as uncertainty, disability, and lack of understanding.  Kat has been in chronic pain for 46 years and uses it as a learning tool to help her evolve and help others find joy in their life regardless of what type of pain they are experiencing.

She gained so much first-hand experience for developing strategies for not letting pain stop her, and discipline for self-care to decrease her pain, Kat went on to become licenced in the field as an OT and worked one-on-one with clients for 15 years before retiring as an OT to write her books and focus on coaching and speaking.

Kat has earned her BA in Anthropology, MS in Occupational Therapy, She has taken extensive continuing training classes including a week long course in stress management/ stress resiliency at the Herbert Benson Institute Harvard Medical School, ETPS certification, Reiki Level 3, Biofeedback and numerous other O.T. related continuing education classes.

In this interview, Kat talks about chronic pain, the controversy surrounding opioid use/misuse and what people in chronic pain can do to live well with pain. Ashley and Kat also discuss is the core premise of Kat's second book, True Health The Inside Job, which is that true health is not the absence of disease, but instead reflected in your life.

"I strongly believe that you can be very healthy while living with severe illness, and in my book I talk about the qualities that enhance health, regardless of disease." Belief, Purpose, Maverick, Self-Care, Pain, Wisdom, Love, Connection, Movement, Effort, Honesty, Resilience, Spirit are the core lessons discussed.

Three Keys You Will Learn In Today's Podcast:
Be Your Own Best Friend.
Move Your Body Every Day.
Learn and Practice Stress Resiliency.

Links:
http://www.katelton.com/

Kat also offers health consulting services for people with chronic pain/disease: http://www.katelton.com/healthy_living_with_chronic_disease_pain/true_health_consulting/

Recommended Reading:

Kat Elton's Books: http://www.katelton.com/kat_elton_books/

Mark Ian Barasch- The Healing Path, A Soul Approach to Illness and Remarkable Recovery
http://amzn.to/29Vopjk
He is a journalist, author, and cancer survivor who became interested in spontaneous remission from a terminal disease and wrote two books about this topic, as well as the characteristics people who heal themselves from these illnesses have in common. Amazing Reads!

Viktor Frankl- Man's Search For Meaning
http://amzn.to/29ZJ8qP
This one speaks for itself I'd say!

Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection
http://amzn.to/29UtLBj
By John E. Sarno

Jul 10, 2016


Anthony DiClementi is an executive health and fitness coach, biohacker, and specialist in functional medicine.

He teaches uncommon strategies to improve energy, cognition, mood, fat-loss, physical performance, and healthspan through a deeper understanding of:
Nutritional neuroscience
Functional medicine
Pharmacology
Elite athletics
Personalized health
Supplementation
Exercise physiology
Lipidology
Biology
Peak performance psychology
Endocrinology
The applied science of longevity

Anthony and his team of world-class experts utilize these unique approaches to help executives, entrepreneurs, high-level athletes, and regular men and women to optimize their physical and genetic potential.

Perhaps most exciting, Anthony's team has assisted thousands of clients around the world in overcoming chronic and degenerative conditions, where more conventional approaches have failed, including (but not limited to):

Thyroid disorders
Neurodegenerative conditions (I.e. Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, dementia, cognitive decline)
Chronic fatigue
Fibromyalgia
Cancer
Anxiety, depression, and cognitive disorders
Digestive disorders (Crohn's, colitis, IBS, leaky guy)
Nutrient imbalances
Toxic overload
Hormonal issues
Adrenal fatigue (HPA Axis Dysregulation)
Diabetes, blood sugar, and metabolic disorders
Lyme disease and chronic infections
Neuroinflammation and chronic migraines
Food allergies and sensitivities
Obesity
Acne, eczema, psoriasis, and skin conditions
Immune dysregulation (autoimmunity)
Impaired methylation and genetic polymorphisms
High cholesterol, blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease

Free book - The Biohacker's Guide to Upgraded Energy and Focus: An Uncommon Guide to Rapidly Optimize Physical and Mental Performance
www.biohackingsecrets.com/

Recommended Reading:

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen: http://amzn.to/29tDB7b

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy:
http://amzn.to/2a0wG7j

Guess What Came to Dinner?: Parasites and Your Health (second edition)  http://amzn.to/29tD3hu

Epigenetics: The Death of the Genetic Theory of Disease Transmission by Dr. Joel Wallach: http://amzn.to/29xrd9q

Jun 30, 2016

In this podcast episode, Dr. Megan Saunders shares fundamental information for ending seasonal allergies! Dr. Megan discusses why we suffer from seasonal allergies and what we can do to support our body’s immune response so we no longer have allergies!

It will surprise you to learn what really causes allergies and, after applying holistic medicine and dietary changes, how easy it will be to help your body no longer have seasonal allergies!

Food can either harm us or heal us. When it comes to our gut health foods that continue to cause harm and inflammation can actually cause us to have allergies and food sensitivities!

Those with allergies and digestive issues should absolutely do the elimination diet to help them both determine which foods they should avoid and to help push the reset button.

Eight foods account for about 90 percent of all food-allergy reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, nuts, wheat/gluten, soy, fish, and shellfish.

The elimination diet will cut out all common allergens, including:

    Gluten
    Dairy
    Soy
    Refined/added sugar
    Peanuts
    Corn
    Alcohol
    Eggs, in some cases
    Usually, all packaged, processed or fast foods

Most elimination diets last for a few months. It’s believed that antibodies — the proteins your immune system makes when it negatively reacts to foods — take around three weeks to dissipate. So this is usually the minimum time needed for someone to fully heal from sensitives and to notice improvements in their symptoms.

When doing the elimination diet preparation is key to your success. It is a long and boring process of discovering which foods you are reacting to and monitoring your symptoms .

Those who complete the elimination diet are so glad they did because they notice more energy, better sleep, increases mental clarity, stronger digestion and for those who suffered from allergies often notice their allergies go away completely! Even seasonal allergies over time have been seen to completely go away once someone has dialed in their diet to exclude all those foods that triggered their immune system to create the allergies in the first place.

In the last episode, #43, Dr. Heidi discusses how to do the elimination diet to eliminate allergies.

For the supplements that Dr. Megan recommends visit takeyoursupplements.com

Jun 28, 2016

Elimination Diet: Reaping The Benefits Of Eating Right 

Elimination diet is a means for figuring out what's causing your allergic responses. Through this diet, you can remove allergens harming your body.   

 

Things to Ponder 

Hello True Health Seekers! First of all, looking at all the topics we could explore on how you can improve your health, this topic of allergies keeps coming up---seasonal allergies, food allergies, reaction to external pollutants.  Most of the time we resort to just buying over the counter medication to suppress those symptoms. But what is really going on underneath? What is causing all these symptoms?   

Going back to our past episodes on Naturopaths, the body speaks to us in symptoms.  Symptoms are actually the language of our body. If we want to master our health, achieve optimal health and learn how to achieve true health, we need to educate ourselves to understand our body. 

My Personal Experience 

I personally was habituated to all the foods I was eating.  In effect, I was not feeling my best all the time.  I was constantly lethargic and suffered frequent headaches. I thought this was as far as how my body works.  A friend of mine was in a way was like me.  My friend 'accepted' the fact that having arthritis pain is normal. 

There are so many symptoms that we might completely pass off as the 'norm'.  Consequently, we get to this mindset that this is how our body is supposed to feel.  

When I shifted my diet and got rid of the things I was allergic to, I had so much energy. Headaches were now a thing of the past.  I bounce out of bed whereas before, I thought I just needed coffee to feel alive. 

Most noteworthy is that allergens end up lowering the inflammatory response which is known to decrease pain.  In addition to that, tt also increases digestion and energy.  

Importance Of The Elimination Diet 

According to Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Heidi Semanie, try the elimination diet at least once in your life. There's always something in your diet that isn't the best for you. An elimination diet will give you more information after your body and the right foods for you.  

"It is a step by step approach to finding out what your body does when exposed to different foods. Everybody has a different food group that their body will react to less postively," said Semanie. 

Semanie also says it's not about not being able to breathe but it might be something you don't even notice until it's gone. The elimination diet offers an opportunity to see how your body functions at a very clean level. So you can make informed decisions about the foods you choose to included in your diet.  

Elimination Diet As A Tool 

First of all. it is to find out if your food source or supplement is causing an aggravation. There are reasons why your body is not absorbing nutrients in a way that is optimal. 

Semanie says there are many ways to approach an elimination diet. There are different styles that work of different people. Her favorite approach is one of the 'strict' ways.  

"If you're one of my patients, we first decide on your three foods. Typically those are brown rice, lamb, and pear. These are the only foods you'll be eating for four weeks," explains Semanie. "At the end of those four weeks, we'll have a list of foods you really want to get back into. And so we'll start challenging." 

Furthermore, she expounds, "The challenge is, we'll take one food like tomatoes. This is to find out which foods you are allergic to.  So we'll have you start on Monday and eat all the tomatoes as much as you can all day.  And then at midnight, you stop. You go back to brown rice, lamb, and pear for the next three days." 

Keeping A Journal 

Dr. Semanie also suggests keeping a journal. This is to jot down any change you might notice or experience during the next three days. It could be headache, stuffy nose, gastrointestinal upsets, tummy rumbles, changes in your stool or more frequent urination.  

Challenge weeks often take between 2 to 6 weeks depending how many foods you want to challenge. Furthermore, it also depends on how many symptoms you have.  

"If you get to have adverse reactions on a certain food, we don't jump into another food challenge right away. We take a few days to go back to the elimination diet to allow your body to 'reset'," Semanie said. 

Quality Matters 

If you're on a budget, we can make sacrifices. And the sacrifice that we could make is we could say your pears don't have to be organic.  

But you're going to choose a meat product that is as good as possible. This is because oftentimes, we react to the other things that the animal has been fed. 

Adverse Reaction  

But what if somebody reacts negatively to brown rice, lamb or pear?   

Semanie says that for some people, when you start the elimination diet, you may have not exposed yourself to these foods. You may experiences some changes. What we're looking for are the changes that occur in your body.   

"We keep in close contact in that first week or two.  This is to make sure the changes that are happening are more along the lines of a detoxification pathway," said Semanie. "Your body should be clearing out junk rather than a response to what you're currently putting in."  

In addition to that, Semanie says there are alternatives during worst scenarios. If you do not respond well the brown rice, lamb or pear, we look at more hypo-allergenic foods.   

"If some people really can't eat lamb, we substitute it with turkey. Because turkey is less inflammatory.  It has less adverse responses for most people compared to if they eat chicken or beef."  

Vegetarians And the Elimination Diet  

"We just find a plant-based substitute. So the person can still have protein in their diet. This can be a little tricky because a lot of the plant substitutes for protein are hard for the body to digest," said Semanie.  

Semanie often just sticks to whatever their primary protein is, usually in supplement form.    

Responding To The Challenge  

Challenge day is different for most people.  Some people will choose a less stringent program and eliminate one food at a time. Semanie says this is not the best way to do it but it does happen. Some practitioners may do it differently by breaking it down either food group or by food type.  

Foods To Avoid  

If you're not going to do an elimination diet, Semanie says these are the foods to avoid:  

  1. Dairy  
  2. Gluten  
  3. Soy 
  4. Corn 
  5. Fried food  
  6. Pre-packaged food  

Furthermore, if you want to know more about the elimination diet and download the food mood journal, please click this link.  

Dr. Heidi Semanie obtained her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University.  She also has a B.S. in Biological Science with minor degrees in English and Anthropology. 

Official website: www.thenaturalpathtohealing.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiSemanie/ 

 

Become A Health Coach

Learn More About The Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Health Coaching Certification Program by checking out these four resources:

1) Integrative Nutrition's Curriculum Guide:
http://geti.in/2cmUMxb

2) The IIN Curriculum Syllabus:
http://geti.in/2miXTej

3) Module One of the IIN curriculum:
http://geti.in/2cmWPl8

4) Get three free chapters of Joshua Rosenthal's book:
http://geti.in/2cksU87

Watch my little video on how to become a Certified Health Coach!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDDnofnSldI

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Jun 22, 2016

Dr. Phil Carson is a pharmacist who thinks outside the box of traditional medicine. He believes in helping people find natural alternatives and integrative medicine solutions to their health problems.

He is committed to lead people to find the root cause of their health problems and not just treating the symptoms. Phil is passionate about encouraging and teaching people how to live more balanced, healthier and vibrant lives.

A registered pharmacist and Doctor of Pharmacy, with licenses in MS and TN, Phil is a 1985 graduate of the University of MS School of Pharmacy. Since earning his doctorate in pharmacy Phil has been certified as a Compounding Pharmacist, a Diabetes Care Pharmacist, and most recently a Consulting Pharmacist. Phil has also earned certifications in Lipid Management and Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). He has earned numerous certifications in Natural and Alternative Medicine Therapies for weight loss, fibromyalgia, ADD/ADHD, and many other health conditions.
- Founder of Carson Natural Health
- Co-founder of the Life Transformation Medical Center
- Certified Diabetes Care Pharmacist
- Certified Lifestyle Coach
- Certified 48 Days Coach

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
How To Achieve Healthy Digestion
We Do Not Need ADHD Medication
An Easy Trick To Ending Pain

Your Challenge:   
Drink half your body weight in ounces of pure spring water each day. This can eliminate chronic pain!

Resources:
To order high-quality supplements:
http://takeyoursupplements.com/

Check out Dr. Carson's Fine In 49 Online Training & one-on-one coaching:
www.carsonnatural.com

Inspirational Book: Fully Alive: Lighten Up and Live - A Journey that Will Change Your LIfe by Ken Davis: http://amzn.to/28YdSWH

 

 

Jun 13, 2016

Suzanna McGee is a former Ms. Natural Olympia bodybuilding champion, now competitive tennis player, author, speaker, raw vegan athlete, and performance and injury prevention specialist with over 25 years of experience.

She is certified by National Academy of Sports Medicine and also holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University. She is an author of “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it” and “The Athlete’s Simple Guide to a Plant-Based Lifestyle.”

Suzanna McGee loves to talk about plant-based nutrition for maximum athletic performance, health, and longevity.

She has personally experienced the power of plant-based nutrition, and the majority of her clients have also transitioned to a plant-based diet with great results.

Suzanna McGee also teaches mindful fitness and injury prevention by recreating musculoskeletal balance in the body.

Your Challenge:
Add more plants into your diet, preferably in the whole, natural state. Eat as many plants as you can.  Add 5 extra servings of organic fruits to your diet every day for the next 7 days!

Ashley's Flourless Bread Recipe:

Ingredients:
1 cup / 135g sunflower seeds
½ cup / 90g flax seeds
½ cup / 65g hazelnuts
½ cup / 65g almonds
1 ½ cups / 145g cooked quinoa
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
4 Tbsp. psyllium seed husks (3 Tbsp. if using psyllium husk powder)
2 tsp. fine grain sea salt
3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil or ghee
1 ½ cups / 350ml water
For sweetness:
1 or 2 mashed bananas (more banana for sweetness)
1 diced apple or 1 can of mashed pineapple for sweetness
Optional: 1/2 cup dried blueberries, cranberries or raisins

Directions:
Combine all dry ingredients, stirring well. Whisk oil and water together in a measuring cup. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix very well until everything is completely soaked and dough becomes very thick.

Let sit out on the counter for at least 2 hours, or all day or overnight.

Mix in the cooked quinoa with the dough and put the mix in flexible silicon loaf pans. Only fill the pans so the bread is about 2-3 inches tall.

To ensure the dough is ready, it should retain its shape even when you pull the sides of the loaf pan away from it. Mix in a bit more water if the dough is too hard.

Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C.

Place loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack, and bake for about 40 minutes.  Watch bread to make sure it doesn't burn. Remove bread from loaf pan, place it upside down on a baking sheet and bake for another 30-40 minutes. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool completely before slicing.

You can toast the slices in a toaster oven or a regular oven and serve with ghee/coconut oil, cheese or nut butter!

 Store bread in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to five days. Freezes well too – slice before freezing for quick and easy toast!

Be sure to drink a glass of water after eating a few slices. This flourless bread is FILLED with fiber and can cause constipation if you don't drink enough water!

Resources:
To order high-quality supplements:
http://takeyoursupplements.com/

Suzanna McGee: www.TennisFitnessLove.com

Books:
“The Athlete’s Simple Guide to a Plant-Based Lifestyle"
http://amzn.to/1VVuL7t

“Tennis Fitness for the Love of it”
http://amzn.to/25Yi0vD

"Pete Egoscue: Pain-Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain" http://amzn.to/1UOLMep

"Kelly Starrett: Becoming a Supple Leopard" http://amzn.to/1YnT52u

Jun 11, 2016

Jennifer has helped those in chronic pain experience relief through breath work techniques!  She has even helped those who suffer from MS pain by teaching them these techniques.

Jennifer Houghton specializes in yoga for people over 50 years old. Many of her clients are coming to yoga for the first time at midlife seeking ways to deal with pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, surgery, injury, sciatica, and degenerative conditions.

"As a yoga teacher, I specialize in helping people find relief from pain using a unique breathing technique. I put the technique to the test myself last year when I broke a rib and managed to become so relaxed that I fell asleep within minutes!"

Because of their chronic pain they are no longer able to enjoy life - they can't be active anymore, their sleep is affected, they suffer from the side-effects of pain medication, their relationships are affected, they worry about who will take care of them as they get older.

Breath work is a tool that anyone can use to take control of pain, even if their mobility is limited. Jennifer shares that she loves being able to help people take control of their lives again.

• Most people do not breathe to their full capacity and don't realize this can add to stress and pain levels. Simply learning to breathe the way we were meant to reduce stress and pain levels.

• When people suffer from chronic pain, the 'stress response' aka the fight-or-flight response persists in the body. This causes the nervous system to stay wound up. The nervous system becomes hypersensitive and creates more pain sensations than are necessary. We can take control of the fight-or-flight response by moving from doing shallow, chest breathing into deep slow breathing.

The breath is the one aspect of the fight-or-flight response we have control over. Deep slow breathing sends this message to the nervous system:

• slow the heart rate
• stop producing pain and stress hormones
• start producing relaxation hormones (which block pain hormones)
• relax the muscles
• start digesting
• divert blood and resources back to the immune system, reproductive system, internal organs

Breath work can have a powerful effect not only on stress levels but on pain levels. When chronic pain is present, the nervous system learns to detect smaller problems and send more than normal pain signals back to the brain. With persistent pain, the nerves can act as if normal sensations, like touch, are dangerous. Deep breathing counteracts these responses.

So, although it is not a cure for chronic pain, deep breathing impacts the nervous system and can take the edge off the pain and make life livable again.

Deep breathing also strengthens the diaphragm muscle. Studies have found that people with weak diaphragm muscles are at greater risk of developing back pain and may develop neck and shoulder pain too.

1) the breath is a tool we can use to reduce stress and pain levels - when we recognize the ways we are not breathing to our full capacity, e.g. shallow chest breathing, mouth breathing, fast breathing, only using limited parts of our torsos - we can re-establish our natural ability to breathe deeply

2) strengthening the diaphragm through deep breathing can help reduce back, neck, and shoulder pain

3) doing a 10-minute breathing practice daily is all it takes to make deep breathing a habit and can make a significant impact over time to stress and pain levels

Jennifer leads listeners through a 6-minute breath practice. You will become instantly relaxed and may experience less pain as a result.

Resources:
To order high-quality supplements:
http://takeyoursupplements.com/

Website: http://www.bountifulyogaandwellness.com/

Jennifer's Online Courses:
1) The Release Method: Breathe Your Way to Pain Relief - http://www.bountifulyogaandwellness.com/the-release-method-pain-relief/

2) The Posture Project: Build a Better Back - http://www.bountifulyogaandwellness.com/the-posture-project/

BOOK: The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T.K.V. Desikachar: http://amzn.to/24I43Q9

Jun 8, 2016

Dr. Megan Saunders teaches how to support our body’s “energy hormones” using all natural herbal tinctures. Youngevity has a line of high quality herbal tinctures that contain strong botanical medicine designed to support the body in achieving balance and optimal health.

Each herb used in the Good Herbs blends, Dr. Megan explains, are wild crafted or organic, a good indicator of their quality and potency.

Dr. Megan explains that herbs are a safe way to stimulate and support the body’s endocrine system while also supporting the body, and it’s systems, as a whole.

You will also learn when to take your herbal tinctures, how much to take and, most importantly, HOW to take them!

For any questions, or to order high quality supplements that support your adrenal and energy health please visit http://takeyoursupplements.com/

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