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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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Jun 1, 2016

Sherry is a food philosopher, author, chef, and nutritionist.  In Australia Sherry was the Victorian Chair of Nutrition Australia, Melbourne President of Slow Food, Co-Founder of the World Wellness Project, and a TEDxTokyo presenter.

Sherry was once twice her size. She practices what she teaches and has obtained amazing health.

As founder of the Return to Food Academy, she trains people to become Food Coaches and through her 7 Day Challenge, she helps individuals gain health through learning new ways of eating that are satisfying and healthy. Take Sherry's 7 Day Food Challenge: http://learntruehealth.com/challenge/

Sherry's passion is training food coaches to make a living helping people develop a healthy relationship with food, their body and the planet using the philosophies and strategies that she has developed over the last +30 years.


Sherry teaches two lessons from her book during our interview:
1. Nature's Principle - Nutrition that is most present in our life is what we need the most of. Air and water are the most primary life dependent nutrient. Vegetation (vegetables) are the third. Easier to obtain nuts, seeds and berries are next. Fruit and then animal protein is last. In the wild, we would rather find and cook an egg or a fish than kill, bleed, gut and skin or pluck a chicken or lamb.

If we had to live in nature we would eat much differently. If we think of the hierarchy of how we would eat if we depended on nature we would eat more of the foods that are easy to obtain and less of the foods that are harder to obtain.

2. The Lethal Recipe - How we are producing our food has to lead to a huge rise in "lifestyle" diseases. These diseases are directly from how we eat.  Many foods in our grocery store are as processed as heroin or cocaine. It's artificial, chemical, toxic and void of nutrition.
These foods are refined grains, sugars, oils, salts and chemicals. Also, dairy and soy products are often manipulated until they are unhealthy.

Through the process of making these packaged foods, they denature the nutrition, remove minerals and add addictive chemicals.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
Why diets don't work
Dangers of the cult of thin & fit
The Power of Eating Together
The most vital nutrient deficiency facing mankind
The relationship between food addiction and connection
How does Nature tell us what to eat?
What is the Consumption Concept and how does that philosophy relate to real life?

Health AH-HA Moment:
There are just as many skinny people who develop diabetes as obese people. Obesity doesn't cause diabetes, it's the foods we are eating. Processed foods are highly addictive.  Sugar lights up the brain 8x more than cocaine does.

Your Challenge:   
1 - Take Sherry's 7 Day Food Challenge:
http://learntruehealth.com/challenge/

2 - Start looking at your food and ask yourself "Was this produced out of love or fear?"  "Am I making this choice because I am loving my body or because I am afraid?"

Was the food manufactured or grown out of love? Think of the chain of custody from seed to your plate. The farmer, grocer, the company that made it and the person that cooked it. Finally, create an environment where you eat surrounded by those who love each other.

Resources:
Watch Sherry Strong's TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/w8u3q8hZtfo

Take Sherry's 7 Day Food Challenge:
http://learntruehealth.com/challenge/

BOOK - Return to Food: http://amzn.to/1RNZtZe

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

May 31, 2016

Brendan Ridings graduated from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale with a Bachelor’s of Science focusing on Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

While attaining his degree, Brendan won the 2007 WABDL World powerlifting championships, the 2008 and 2009 WABDL National Colligate Championships, and currently holds the IL bench press record and deadlift record in 2 weight classes.

Brendan went on to attain his Corrective Exercise Specialty from The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Brendan teaches people how to easily reverse chronic pain and correct their posture using simple biomechanics, exercise and a back support device he invented.

Poor posture has a stronger correlation to lowered life expectancy than smoking. The majority of osteoarthritis and chronic pain conditions are actually chronic poor posture and bad movement patterns resulting from these postures. Brendan provides simple, actionable steps to feel better, look better, and prevent pain.

Brendan Ridings shares that poor postural mechanics resulting from the 9+ hours spent sitting has even distorted breathing patterns. We have adopted chest breathing which is shallow and rapid, this signals the body to release cortisol and adrenaline, which creates stressful feelings and chemistry.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
A lengthened muscle from slouching becomes weakened.
Reciprocal inhibition is when the nervous system shuts down around elongated muscle from slouching making it harder for us to activate good muscle patterns and posture!
Brendan teaches exercises we can all do to help reverse bad posture.
Bad posture leads to chronic pain and can wear down joints unevenly.

Health AH-HA Moment:
Poor posture leads to increased stress hormone levels and decreased testosterone! Likewise, 4 minutes in a "power posture" decrease stress hormones and increase testosterone!

Your Challenge:   

Do these three exercises below:

1. Exercise:
Good Neuro Muscular Activity:
Hands outstretched to sides, turn palms to the ceiling. This activates the between the shoulder blades that are normally over stretched muscles from slouching.

2. Exercise:
Lay on floor on back
Squeeze butt so hips come off floor a little
Squeeze abs 20% and bring the bottom of rib care a little closer to the pelvis.
This is a neutral spine that helps reactivate your core.

3. Exercise:
To lower stress levels and the stress hormone:
Sit down
Pull shoulder blades back
pull your head back into a neutral position
Place hands on your thighs with palms facing down.
Take a couple of deep breaths, slightly deeper than normal, through the nose and out of the mouth.
Turn palms up to face the ceiling.
Sit up straight and pull your shoulder blades back, now focus on drawing the air into your belly or diaphragm.
Take another couple of deep breaths, slightly deeper than normal, through the nose and out of the mouth.
Notice it's easier to breath when your palms face upwards.

You will see after 1 minute, you already have a more relaxed feeling in your body. Diaphragm breathing helps to relax the body, improve oxygenation, and even stimulate serotonin. Since stress is linked to almost all medical conditions, this is something you can do daily, or when feeling stressed to counteract the harsh effects of chronic stress.

Do this daily for 2 minutes to relax. Use it before bed and when at the office.

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

To contact Brendan for a Skype or in-person appointment:
Brendan@curvgroup.com

To order one of Brendan's posture support tools visit:
ConfidentPosture.com

Brendan will be launching his podcast soon:
Preventative podcast.com

Stay tuned as Brendan will be giving Learn True Health Listeners first shot at his new video tutorial 30-day posture challenge!

The 30-day posture challenge will teach you how to permanently resolve chronic pain. Brendan is looking forward to sharing it with our listeners!

May 27, 2016

Dr. Heidi describes the anatomy of the lungs. At the base of the lungs, down by our belly, is where there is the most amount of blood pulled for O2 exchanged. When we do not breathe correctly, our body cannot get the right amount of O2.

Oxygen is how we digest! If you are not getting enough O2 your body cannot do anything else optimally. Literally optimal health cannot be achieved if we are not breathing correctly. And most of us are NOT breathing correctly!

The immune system is within our sinuses and throat to aid us in fighting off germs that want to enter our lungs.  Our nasal passages moisten and warm the air which protects the lungs.

It's best to breath in through the nose.

When we flex our diaphragm, we are pushing the organs in our belly down and out.  By breathing deeply we are also increasing our digestion and healthy movement of our intestines.

Proper Full Deep Breath
Step One: Breath in through the nose
Step Two: Breathe into the belly, feel the belly push outwards and diaphragm flex downwards.
Step three:  Feel the sides of your ribs expand
Step Four: Firm up your belly and complete your inhale by filling the upper part of the lungs by the collar bones.

Deep breath on an 8 count.

Walking breathing meditation.

Breathe in fully for 8 seconds. Hold for 8 seconds. Exhale for 8 seconds.
Every time you are at a stop light, practices this deep breathing technique.

Take a couple of full deep 8 count breaths before you begin to eat. This will aid in digestion.

Alternate Nostril Breathing. Right finger over left nostril, inhale.  Switch to left finger over right nostril. Exhale. Switch and repeat for 10. Then switch sides.

The nervous system controls breathing and breathing controls NS.  The vagus nerve runs down the chest. Stimulating the vasovagal nerve lowers heart rate and blood pressure. We can intentionally stimulate that nerve to lower blood pressure and calm the body.

Rib stretching:
Deep breath with hands on sides of ribs.
hold breath and gently squeeze ribs downward.
Exhale.

The Cleansing Breath
Deep full inhale
Purse lips without poofing cheeks out
Blow multiple times like you are trying to blow candles out until your lungs are empty.
Take a full deep breath
This forces the lungs to get out all stale air, cleanses the lungs.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
When we breath we are eliminating metabolic waste!
Why do we yawn?
Why are we told to breath into a paper bag when we have a panic attack?
Deep breath increases energy!
We lose water when we breathe so drink more water when doing breathing exercises!
Proper deep breathing increases immune health by pumping lymph!

Health AH-HA Moment:
Deep breathing decreases pain and increases mood!

Your Challenge:   
Integrate the different breaths that Dr. Heidi teaches into your daily life. You will notice more energy!

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

Dr. Judith Kravitz BOOK: Breathe Deep Laugh Loudly: The Joy of Transformational Breathing  http://amzn.to/1OS2WWB

Dr. Judith Kravitz CD with exercises: 100 Breaths to Joy Transformational Breath Foundation: http://amzn.to/1UiraxJ

Breathing Into Life: Brad Lichtenstein, ND, BCB at TEDxSeattle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiyikxA29ck
 

May 25, 2016

Today's episode is about how our spiritual, mental and emotional health directly affects our physical health. Through an attitude of gratitude today's guest, author, speaker and executive coach, Angus Nelson, shares how we can transform our lives to have more happiness, connection and a stronger sense of purpose and belonging.

In the western world, we are taught to focus on goals to achieve. We beat ourselves up for not having the body, the car, the house, the job, relationship or the income we want. Those who find themselves dissatisfied with an aspect of their life end up achieving nothing more than unhealthy levels of stress and inner conflict.

In today's podcast interview, Angus teaches how to shift our mindset so we can increase our happiness and become grateful for what we have in the now. This gratitude is just the beginning. It opens our life up to feeling levels of joy, purpose, and inner satisfaction that we have been yearning for.

Gratitude fosters generosity within ourselves and for ourselves. It opens us up to seeking new opportunities that we were too afraid to take.

Angus shares the 3 greatest needs we have in our life.
The need to be unconditionally loved
The need to feel that you are valued, have worth and have purpose
The need to know you are not alone

Angus shares stories and insights around how he has shifted his life from being a victim of his life to generating and owning his life. His life focus is to teach others how to gain the control and happiness that he has achieved through his personal growth journey.

Angus Nelson is offering his ebook to Learn True Health listeners for free!
http://angusnelson.com/learntruehealth/

BOOK: Love's Compass: How Do You Recover After a Lost Relationship by Angus Nelson http://amzn.to/1szmVo0

 

 

 

 

 

May 22, 2016

Dr. Heidi Semanie is back on the show to teach us things we didn't know about vitamin D!

It's common knowledge that vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin because our body uses the sunshine to make it. And in the winter, we can suffer from Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder (S.A.D.), or low vitamin D levels, which are linked to depression.

Dr. Heidi explains that our body needs Vitamin D to utilize Calcium, a major mineral our bones, muscles, nerves and other tissues need to function!  So, without vitamin D, we cannot healthfully use calcium!

Vitamin D is also linked to aiding the body in cancer prevention, and in the event the body is fighting cancer, it has been linked to helping the body create healthy tissue.

Lower Vitamin D levels are found in those with neurological disorders like MS and Parkinson's as well as in mood disorders like depression.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
What key roll our liver and kidneys play in our vitamin D levels
Why digestive health is so important in establishing vitamin D levels
How much vitamin D you should supplement with
How much sun exposure do you need to help your body make vitamin D
What vitamin D rich foods you should eat
What foods you should avoid!

Health AH-HA Moment:
Cholesterol is the raw building block of vitamin D! Without eating, digesting and absorbing healthy fats we cannot make vitamin D!

Your Challenge:   
Follow Dr. Heidi's advice for diet, supplementation and getting healthy sun exposure each week to keep your vitamin D levels optimal all year long.

Resources:
To order a high-quality vitamin D supplement, along with the other vitamin and mineral co-factors visits:
http://takeyoursupplements.com/

TakeYourSupplements.com

 

 

 

 

May 18, 2016

Today's interview is dedicated to my mother who passed away from cancer in 2002 when I was 22 years old.  It is her birthday today, May 18th. She would have been 69.

My Mom would have LOVED this interview!  Tracy Adams is an expert in helping people achieve their health goals by utilizing the mind-body connection and gaining more emotional satisfaction.

If you have any curiosity around wanting to know how to tap into the healing potential of your mind you'll love listening to today's episode!

We have all of the resources we need inside of us and hypnosis simply helps us tap into our own resourcefulness to help us overcome our problems we are having trouble solving.

Problems that are physical like overeating or pain. Emotional problems like anxiety, fear, and confusion. Hypnosis is a tool you can learn to gain clarity, resourcefulness, and direction which lead to emotional satisfaction in all areas of our life.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
Pain can be eliminated using self-hypnosis!
Procedures like dental work can be done without drugs by using hypnosis!
Hypnosis can empower women to have an easier conception, labor, and delivery!
Often people experience more emotional satisfaction from life after working with a good hypnotherapist.

Health AH-HA Moment:
Hypnosis can help you learn how to respond to your emotional needs vs. reacting to your emotions. This helps you gain control of yourself, your thoughts, actions, and feelings which will improve your results and relationships.

Your Challenge:   
When you are not driving and can find a quiet place to relax, follow along with Tracy's relaxation session near the end of the show. Do this anytime you need to relax!

Resources: 

Trace Adam's website:

http://cornerstonehypnotherapy.com/

Hypnobirthing:

http://seattlehypnobirthing.com/

For more of our podcast episodes:

http://learntruehealth.com/

 

 

 

 

May 17, 2016

Forrest Knutson, an expert in Yogic Meditation, is back on the show to teach us all HOW to meditate. He gives us a simple step-by-step method to begin meditating each day, and for those who have been meditating for a while, he covers techniques to go deeper.

This particular type of meditation can be a spiritual experience, in that you are encouraged to utilize your spiritual beliefs within your meditation. Christians can incorporate Jesus, Catholics can incorporate Mother Mary or one of their favorite saints. Others may choose Buddha, an angel, Allah or the Divine Light. Whoever you have a personal connection with.

Forrest explains how to incorporate your spirituality into your meditation for an inspiring and profound experience.

If you do not have a defined spirituality, do not worry, you can still use meditation for its many benefits!

Here is a summary of Forrest's step-by-step guide:
1) Quiet Room or corner of your room.
2) Sit on the floor or sit with your back straight on a chair.
3) Straight spine with one vertebra under the other.
4) Place a pillow under your sacrum to tilt your pelvis slightly forward when sitting. This will aid your back in aligning itself.
5) If you can, sit in a half or full lotus position. This is sitting with your legs crossed.
6) Sit on a wool, fur or silk blanket.
7) Pitch dark room.
8) It is nice to prepare an altar with an image of your spiritual ideal. Jesus, Buddha or perhaps the divine light, etc... someone you connect with personally who inspires you, who you want to connect with, this is your goal.
9) Sway a little side to side and back and forth to align your spine.
10) Double breath - Listen to episode #25 for Forrest's detailed explanation of the double breath.
11) Watch your breath.
12) Hong-Sau Breath.
13) Gently lift eyes to look at your spiritual eye (between and slightly above eyebrows).
14) Feel and watch frontal sinus inflate while breathing.
15) Start doing this for a few minutes at a time each day and build up your endurance.

Please share this episode with those who you know would love to learn how to meditate and receive all of the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual benefits that daily meditation has to offer.

Resources:

Forrest's Upcoming Book: Adventures in Meditation:
http://adventuresinmeditation.com/

Forrest's First Book: Hacking the Universe:
http://amzn.to/1XSIv0V

Book: The Body of Myth by J. Nigro Sansonese:
http://amzn.to/1swl4B9

To purchase supplements:
http://takeyoursupplements.com

To view all of our podcast episodes:
http://learntruehealth.com/

 

 

 

May 13, 2016

Jennifer Saltzman is back on the show to chat with Ashley about nutrition and supplement confusion.  For over 21 years Jen has helped many people find their path to health through the physical medicine of pilates, the healing power of prayer and the nutrifying addition of healthy diet and supplements.

Her biggest concern is that people have supplement confusion. Many people believe that supplementing with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs and omega fatty acids is a good thing. The problem is what to take, how much to take and when to take it!

Jen offers herself as a Supplement Coach to those who are seeking to finally relieve the confusion and get on the right supplements for them. To reach Jennifer, please email her: Jennifer@takeyoursupplements.com

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
Eliminate degenerative diseases
Prolong life and good health
Increase your sense of vitality, energy and stamina
Achieve deeper, more restful sleep

Health AH-HA Moment:
The modern era of convenience, fast food, and reactive medicine has eliminated preventive medicine and full nutrition from our lives.  We must teach ourselves how to implement holistic activities, like earthing, taking supplements and eating organic foods, to prevent disease and maintain optimal health.

Your Challenge:
Jennifer challenges listeners to take action. If you want better health, do something and reach out for help. Jennifer says to pay attention to the number of seemingly healthy and young people that are getting diseases that were once only had by the elderly. Degenerative diseases are from lack of the raw building blocks the body needs to keep itself together. Pay attention to your own symptoms. Stop believing you have these symptoms because it's genetic or normal for your age or gender.  True health is living symptom-free. Nutrition, both from food and supplements, play a major role in aiding your body in its overall health.

Resources:

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

To contact Jennifer Saltzman to get on your supplement program: jennifer@takeyoursupplements.com

 

 

 

May 11, 2016

Oleg of Green Bloom For Humanity is back on The Learn True Health Podcast.  Oleg is an expert in the healing properties of raw cannabis, and his business, Green Bloom For Humanity, is leading the industry in developing RAW, non-psychoactive cannabinoids. “Don’t get high, get healthy” is Green Bloom’s motto.

Oleg shares stories of healing, including his own brother, who cured his liver disease, tuberculosis and drug addiction using raw extracts of the cannabis plant.

Pure RAW cannabis has unlimited medicinal value with no side effects. Oleg describes the four different cannabis delivery methods and emphasizes that anxiety and pain can be eliminated quickly and completely while those who can’t sleep will now sleep through the night.  

Oleg helps Ashley and his audience understand the significance of cannabis.  The lay person thinks that marijuana is just trouble, causing highs that lead to addiction and run-ins with the law. However, consumed in raw form, it is not just a medicine, it is also a supplement.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:

Raw extracts of cannabis aid in improving sleep, eliminating pain and ending addiction.

Oleg shares stories about people healing their bodies of cancer using natural medicine.

Dr. Allan Frankel leads the way in using cannabis extracts to heal and treat disease.

Health AH-HA Moment:

Oleg describes what he learned in this book (http://amzn.to/1OoaH6p) Wellness Revolution. In the next few years, each taxpayer will need to support up to 6 elderly who are sick. If we do not turn to natural medicine our society is financially doomed.


Your Challenge:

Go to the Facebook page Green Bloom For Humanity, read the content and watch the videos.  Share with friends that you know this info would help!

Resources:

Oleg’s Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/greenbloom4humanity


Oleg’s YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeB5lEgEbf__iAEgJKeq1Vg

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure disease. Always consult your licensed medical provider. This episode and podcast are for educational purposes only.

 

 

 

May 8, 2016

Barnetty Kushner is treating her stage 3 breast cancer 100% naturally.  In the Fall of 2015, days after Barnetty held her sister's hand while she died from Uterine cancer, Barnetty was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Barnetty, who is only 37 years old, has seen her father also pass away from cancer, or from the effects of the mainstream medical treatments that often do more harm than good.

In this interview Barnetty shares her story and why she is fighting cancer naturally. A big inspiration was watching the docuseries The True About Cancer.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:

Different ways people are reversing their cancer naturally
A diet that starves cancer cells
The gut is the most important aspect of your health. Without a healthy gut, your immune system is compromised.

Health AH-HA Moment:

There is no sense of urgency. You do not have to get rushed through the "cut, burn, and poison" treatment. Give yourself time to do your research and get second AND third opinions!

Your Challenge:

Even if you do not have cancer, go get
The Truth About Cancer Docuseries ( http://learntruehealth.com/truth/ )and watch it. You will learn how to prevent cancer and all of the many effective ways people are reversing their cancer naturally. Share this video series with loved ones who have had cancer as well because there is great info for those who are looking to stay in remission!

Resources:
Watch The Truth About Cancer Docuseries:
http://learntruehealth.com/truth/

 

Help Barnetty Pay for her IV Therapy:
https://www.youcaring.com/barnetty-kushner-488531

 

To buy the immune boosting Youngevity supplements that Barnetty is taking visit: http://takeyoursupplements.com/

 

 

 

 

May 6, 2016

What we do in the privacy of our bathrooms isn't normally up for discussion, however, this is a holistic health podcast in which I am committed to bringing you info that will help you achieve optimal health.

In this episode, Dr. Heidi shares that our bowel movements are directly connected to our health. If we have constipation or diarrhea it can affect many aspects of our well-being, including our mood, energy, immune system and toxin elimination!

You may think you're all set when it comes to your bowel movements but Dr. Heidi teaches how you can achieve OPTIMAL digestive health that will lead to GREAT bowel movements!

Please share this episode with those loved ones in your life that you know struggle in the bathroom. Dr. Heidi is passionate about helping everyone achieve the perfect poop for optimal health!

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
Your gut health plays a direct role in your mood!
The average American only poops 1 - 2 times a week!
For OPTIMAL health, we should  have a bowel movement 1 to 3 times a DAY!
The color of your stool is related to your liver, toxin elimination and bile.
Constipation means you are dehydrated and reabsorbing toxins your liver was trying to get rid of!

Health AH-HA Moment:
Great BMs mean your body is optimally hydrated, removing and not reabsorbing toxins, supporting its immune system, optimally absorbing micro and macro nutrients and establishing an internal environment that stimulates your body to feel happy!

Your Challenge:
To achieve and maintain healthy bowel movements:   
1. Drink adequate water daily - Listen to episode #04 with Dr. Molly
2. Eat around 25g of fiber a day - Apples, pears, berries, green veggies, beans and dark squash are all good sources of fiber.
3. Eat healthy fats daily - Nuts, seeds, avocado, eggs and fish are all good sources of healthy fats.
4. Salt your food to taste with sea salt.
5. Take a liquid multimineral supplement daily according to your body weight (http://takeyoursupplements.com/ for more info on the best supplements to take)
6. Practice deep breathing and walking daily.
7. Consume foods that contain probiotics - Listen to episode 22!

For those who, after implementing these steps, still suffer from constipation listen to Dr. Heidi's further advice on constipation fixes.

Resources:
To order the supplements our Naturopathic doctors take and recommend visit:

http://takeyoursupplements.com/

 

Takeyoursupplements.com

 

 

 

 

 

May 4, 2016

Oleg of Green Bloom For Humanity is Ashley’s guest today on The Learn True Health Podcast.  Oleg is an expert in the healing properties of cannabis, and his business, Green Bloom For Humanity, is leading the industry in developing RAW, non-psychoactive cannabinoids. “Don’t get high, get healthy” is Green Bloom’s motto. 

Oleg helps Ashley and his audience understand the significance of cannabis.  The lay person thinks that marijuana is just trouble, causing highs that lead to addiction and run-ins with the law. However, consumed in raw form, it is not just a medicine, it is also a supplement. 

Cannabis can supplement 40 types of food groups and all vitamins, enhancing their curative capacities. Cannabis has been used for its profound therapeutic value for centuries. As a matter of fact he found cannabis mentioned 66 times in the Old Testament.  With his cannabis protocol he has helped a final stage cancer patient attain full remission after having been released from the hospital to die. 

Oleg goes deep into the differences between cannabis grown indoors with chemicals and artificial light and cannabis grown organically in the sun. Negative reactions from the former are caused by the plants not having been washed, by fungus, mildew, pesticides, and spider mites. 

Pure RAW cannabis has unlimited medicinal value with no side effects. Oleg describes the four different cannabis delivery methods, and emphasizes that anxiety and pain can be eliminated quickly and completely, while those who can’t sleep will now sleep through the night.  Oleg accepts Ashley’s invitation to participate again in a future show.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:

  • If you remove the element of getting high on cannabis, you remove the stigma and you’re left with a healing herb.
  • Cannabis sold in stores has probably been grown inside with chemicals and artificial light. When it is grown naturally outside in the sun it is much more therapeutic.
  • Cannabis can substitute for all forms of oils, fibers and textiles.
  • It’s impossible to overdose on cannabis.

Health AH-HA Moment:

Those who follow Oleg’s protocol often experience complete pain relief within 40 minutes.

Your Challenge:

Go to the Facebook page Green Bloom For Humanity, read the content and watch the videos.  Share with friends that you know this info would help!

Resource:

Oleg’s Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/greenbloom4humanity/

Oleg’s YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeB5lEgEbf__iAEgJKeq1Vg

 

 

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure disease. Always consult your licensed medical provider. This episode and podcast are for educational purposes only.

 

May 2, 2016

Leiann King, originally from California now lives in Utah withher family. She is a farmer’s wife and homeschooling mother of ninechildren. She has spent a lifetime learning and exploring naturaland alternative living. She is an advocate of home birth andnatural parenting, birthing five of her nine children at home withthe support of her loving husband. She is a certified MasterHerbalist through The School of Natural Healing, an expert on thetherapeutic uses of essential oils and has begun practice in thefield of iridology. She is a raw food enthusiast and believes inthe enhanced spiritual benefits of eating close to the land.

Leiann is an energetic and informative speaker with a treasuretrove of experience and insight. She walks her talk. A passion forworking with nature and blessing the lives of others are foremostin her life.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
What are essential oils / aromatherapy
Different ways to use essential oils safely
How to NOT use essential oils
How to support your health using aromatherapy

Health AH-HA Moment:
You can use essential oils instead of pain meds to decrease, oreliminate, pain naturally! You can also use them to boost yourimmune system, uplift your mood, increase your memory and promoteskin health!

Your Challenge:
Get lemon or orange essential oils. For the next 7 days, sniff thecap of the bottle and then rub one drop on each big toe and walkaround for one minute.  

Chose lemon to stimulate the left side of your brain, to upliftyour mood and support your body in fighting bacteria.  

Choose orange to stimulate the creative / right side of your brain,to cheer up and regulate your thyroid healthfully.

Resources:
To purchase Youngevity's Essential Oils visit:
http://takeyoursupplements.com


To learn more about essential oils visit:
http://www.leiannking.com/


For the FREE ebook on Aromatherapy visit:
http://foundationalaromatherapy.com/ebook/

 

 

Apr 30, 2016

You could easily win my contest!  Want to know why? Because unlike other contests, the lottery for example, where your chances are 1 in a million, my contest is only for listeners of my podcast, like you!

So, your chances of winning are HUGE!

Last night while I was sipping my newest favorite organic herbal tea (it's seriously addictive because it's so delicious!) I thought to myself "I wish I could share this tea with my listeners!" and then I realized I could!

I am going to put together an FUN collection of my favorite supplements, teas and other goodies for you to win. This box will be filled with $100+ worth of fantastic holistic treasures that my family and I use and enjoy.

Do you know "Oprah's Favorite Things List"? Well, this is going to be  Ashley's Favorite Holistic Things List that you will be winning!

I am so excited for you to win it too!

Entering into the contest is simple:

1. Go to iTunes: http://bit.ly/learntruehealth-itunes

2. Give a 5 Star Rating and Review of my show ( Of course, only leave a review if you believe my show deserves it.)

3. Write me a quick email to let me know you left your 5 star review.


Next week I will randomly pick a name from the list and email the winner asking for their mailing address!

I will be hosting other fun contests in the future. Because this is the first contest I am going to make this gift box extra special!

Looking forward to reading your reviews and seeing who wins! (I bet it'll be you!)

Wink Wink, 


Ashley James

PS. Be sure to click "Subscribe" when in iTunes so you can get access to all of my episodes!

Apr 29, 2016

Forrest Knutson is an expert teacher (and still a student) of meditation. He left the safety of the ashram to pursue a self-reliant life as a yogi householder.

Through a lifetime of meditation and study Forrest observed key elements of meditation and simplified them so that anyone who applied themselves could learn and achieve a successful meditative state.

Today Forrest teaches through his books and online through video training available in the Learn True Health’s membership.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
The #1 most important thing to do in life.
Understanding how we think and how we can change our behaviors
Prayer before and after medication is a form of protection
Prayer and meditation are related
Holy saints would meditate

Health AH-HA Moment:
Four days of practicing meditation decrease our stress hormones by 25%!

Your Challenge:
Every day find time to practice your double breathing. At a stoplight, at work, before bed, are all good times to remember to double breathe.

Resources:
Adventures in Meditation:
http://adventuresinmeditation.com/

Hacking the Universe: The Process of Yogic Meditation by Forrest Knutson
http://amzn.to/1XSIv0V

 

 

Apr 27, 2016

This is the list of items I keep in my medicine cabinet in case I, or someone I care about, catches a cold.  I have found it to be very helpful to have all of these items on hand so at the first sign of a sore throat or sniffles I can begin to use these supplements and protocols to help my body fight off the germs as fast as possible. I have witnessed natural medicine working much faster and more efficiently than over the counter symptom suppressing drugs!

All of these items and how to use them were taught to me by Naturopathic Doctors.

1. Organic Elder Berry Extract: http://amzn.to/1qVicMH

2. Organic Throat Coat Tea: http://amzn.to/1qViKSG

3. Nasal Colloidal Silver Spray: http://amzn.to/1qViZ0g

4. OLBAS (For steam inhalation and NOT for bathing): http://amzn.to/2448hqf

5. Neti Pod Kit: http://amzn.to/1qVk7Rw

6. For the 90 Essential Nutrients, Killer Biotic and the essential oil blends (1st Defence and To Be Well) Visit http://takeyoursupplements.com


Chat with a True Health Coach. They will help you order the right supplements for you!

7. Diet:
These tips are what I have gathered from several top holistic doctors. When you need to boost your immune system:
Avoid sugar, including grains, fruit and juice.
Eat organic
Increase healthy protein, like eggs, free-range chicken, beef and broth.
Eat more leafy green veggies
Avoid processed food. If it comes in a package and has ingredients you don't recognise as organic, don't eat it.

Or put another way, if it is a plant, eat it. If it comes from a (manufacturing) plant...Don't eat it.

Immune Boosting Activities:

Cold Wet Socks:
1. Drench your cotton socks in cold water or yarrow tea then stick them in the freezer.

2. Take a very hot bath or shower for 20 minutes. Feel free to add the Youngevity essential oil blends I mentioned above in your bath. Ten drops should work.

3. Take the now frozen wet socks and put them on your toasty warm feet and cover the wet cotton socks with dry wool socks.

4. Keep both pairs of socks on and go to bed.

When you wake up your feet will be warm and you’ll feel a lot better than you did the night before.

5. Repeat the wet sock treatment for three nights in a row for best results.

Neti Pot (Nasal Irrigation):
Follow instructions that come with your Neti Pot.

Essential Oil Steam Inhaler:
1. Boil water
2. Remove from heat and pour the water into a large bowl.
3. Add 2 drops of Olbas essential oil.
4. Cover your head and the bowl with a large bath towel
5. Place your face above the bowl and far enough away so the steam doesn't burn you.
6. Inhale the hot steam for 3 minutes.
7. Add another 2 or 3 drops and repeat until the water has cooled down.
8. Repeat several times a day. Follow up with a neti pot, blowing your nose and then colloidal silver nasal spray.

 

 

 

Apr 22, 2016

April Haugen earned her Master of Science of Midwifery and Bachelor of Science in Herbal Science from Bastyr University in 2014. Between 2010 and 2014 she attended over 160 births as a student midwife.  And from the year 2000 till now she has also been working as a doula.
April is trained in herbal medicine and uses its ability to support the body’s natural healing in her midwifery care.

Her master thesis was titled “Using herbal medicine for labor induction and augmentation: An evidence-based practice guideline for Licensed Midwives”

Resources:

Organic Catnip Tincture: http://amzn.to/1SBwewA

Organic Rasberry Leaf Tea: http://amzn.to/1SkaxC6

Supplements for lactation support recommended by Midwife April:

Go-Lacta: http://amzn.to/1QuwOrl

Motherlove: http://amzn.to/1SBwKKM

VIDEOS:
Reducing fear of birth in U.S. culture: Ina May Gaskin at TEDxSacramento
https://youtu.be/S9LO1Vb54yk

How to Calm a Crying Baby in 5 Seconds (This REALLY works!)
https://youtu.be/eK4O9N3DjJM

After watching that videos, get his book http://amzn.to/1VK5KwJ so you can learn his technique for calming crying babies.  Also, this book is an amazing gift for expecting parents. I was so thankful a good friend of mine gave me a copy when he found out I was pregnant!

This is a MUST watch for all future parents and loved ones. We must support parents in delayed cord clamping!
Penny Simkin on Delayed Cord Clamping
https://youtu.be/W3RywNup2CM

BOOKS:
The Womanly Art of Breast Feeding (Latest edition does not have a purple cover)
http://amzn.to/1SBvsiZ

Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
http://amzn.to/1VK5duQ

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding:
http://amzn.to/1VK7bvi

Websites:
It is recommended that you look up local breastfeeding classes from:
La Leche League
http://www.llli.org/

For breast milk donation (to receive or give) Facebook search HM4HB (Human Milk For Human Babies) and Eats On Feets. You will find local Facebook fan pages and Facebook groups to join. Ask them for guidance and recommendations. They are a great supportive community.

April’s site: http://sunrisemidwifery.net/

Orgasmic Birth: www.orgasmicbirth.com

Midwives’ Association of Washington State:

http://www.washingtonmidwives.org/directory.html

Penny Simpkin: https://www.pennysimkin.com/

The BIG Push for Midwives:
http://pushformidwives.nationbuilder.com/

 

 

Apr 20, 2016

Dr. Megan Saunders, a.k.a. "The Crazy Kombucha Lady" is back on the show today to answer the question "What the heck is kombucha?!"

We also discuss the benefits of cultured foods, probiotics, gut health, and kefir!

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
What is Kombucha
What is Kefir
How to improve your gut health
What is our body's biome
How to eat foods that will increase probiotics in your gut naturally

Health AH-HA Moment:
Fermented food has been in the diet of every ancient culture. Only in the last 50 years have we decreased our consumption of live, cultured foods. These fermented foods give our gut the healthy probiotics we need for optimal health!

Foods like:
Sauerkraut
Pickled veggies (cucumbers, garlic, beets, radish, etc)
Korean kimchi
Kefir (can be made from dairy or coconut milk)
Kombucha
Yogurt  (can be made from coconut, almond, cow milk, etc)

Your Challenge:
Drink Kombucha (or Kiefer) every day for 1 month and see if you notice a difference in your digestion and immune function.

Do not do this if you know you have a yeast overgrowth, SIBO, or you are pregnant.

If you have taken an antibiotic in the last 5 years you can benefit from taking a probiotic supplement.

To order excellent quality supplements at a great price visit takeyoursupplements.com Your True Health Coach will help you get on the right supplements for you!


Resource:
BOOK: Grain Brain by David Perlmutter
http://amzn.to/26fMRF7

Organic Kombucha Brewing Kit:
http://amzn.to/20YMN90

Kefir Starter Kit:
http://amzn.to/1VCTTAF

To buy excellent supplement that will help you overcome chronic fatigue and give you healthy energy and mental clarity visit takeyoursupplements.com


A trained True Health Coach will be happy to help you order the right supplements for you.

 

 

 

 

Apr 18, 2016

Dr. Megan Saunders returns to Learn True Health to discuss Chronic Adrenal Fatigue and why almost everyone has it.

If you have any of these symptoms your body may be suffering from Chronic Adrenal Fatigue:

Drops in blood pressure (occasional dizziness)
Trouble falling asleep
Waking up in the middle of the night
Anxiety / panic attacks
Mental fog
Exhaustion
Sex hormones out of balance
Thyroid issues
Decrease immune function
Chronic infections
Spikes of energy followed by periods of crashing
Need multiple cups of coffee or energy drinks just to function
Sugar addiction / cravings

After listening to this podcast you will want to take action towards decreasing your stress and improving the healthy balance of your stress hormones.  At learntruehealth.com you will find videos on sleep, nutrition, meditation and breathing techniques that will enhance your night’s rest, decrease your stress and help you on the road to healing your adrenals.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:

What is Nature Cure
What do Adrenal Glands do
What role a cortisol imbalance has on our long term health.

Health AH-HA Moment:
Take time to go barefoot in the grass. Connect with nature. This daily practice will help decrease your stress hormones, boost your immune system and mental clarity.

Your Challenge:

Speak with a True Health Coach at takeyoursupplements.com and give the adrenal support supplements a chance for 3 months.  Most people notice more energy, mental clarity and better sleep within days of beginning their supplement program!

Your True Health Coach will also support you in the other diet and lifestyle changes that Naturopathic Doctors recommend for optimizing your adrenal function and healing the body naturally.


Resource:
Excellent Book: Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by James L. Wilson: http://amzn.to/1WaBfhU

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: http://www.naturopathic.org/

To buy excellent supplement that will help you overcome chronic fatigue and give you healthy energy and mental clarity visit takeyoursupplements.com

A trained True Health Coach will be happy to help you order the right supplements for you.

 

 

 

 

Apr 15, 2016

Steve Flansbaum is back on the show! Steve is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and has earned his MS in Professional Counseling and Theory.

Steve offers a workshop called "Thinking Your Way Into a Thinner Body" so if you would like to attend his workshop for free, or work with him one-on-one, please contact him by visiting: http://www.steveflansbaum.com/new-page/

In this podcast, Steve shares how our body image and our relationship with our body can easily be distorted by our mind. We think this is just a problem women have but men are just as prone to body dysmorphia. Looking in the mirror and obsessing over a flaw that isn’t there.  Men want to be taller with more muscles and as Steve points out, he gained 100lbs of muscle body building and when he looked in the mirror his mind could not let him see his accomplishment, only his believe that it wasn’t enough.

It will never be enough until you heal the relationship with yourself.

Steve shares that the relationship to our behavior needs to change. The language we use, the identity we form, around our problem is a good place to start.  You will stay, “This is my arm. I have an arm.” But when it comes to fat we say “I am fat”.  It has become that person’s identity.  If it’s their belief system they will always hold onto that problem and beat themselves up over that problem when they look in the mirror no matter how much weight they lose.

If you change your relationship to the problem in order to solve the problem.

Our habits are our continuous behaviors that result in our health.  If we want to make permanent health changes we need to start from within so we can affect our environment and our habits to align with our health goals.

Steve shares that this isn’t about beating yourself up or killing ourselves at the gym. Having understanding, compassion and love for yourself is one of his first steps.

If we would look at how we treat ourselves like how two people treat each other we would realize that we are in an abusive relationship with ourselves! 

Here’s What You’ll Discover:

  • How to begin to change your relationship you have with your body image
  • Steps to forgiving and trusting yourself again
  • How to make your choices be around your strengths so you have the most willpower you can
  • Loving your life and living your passion

Health AH-HA Moment:

Exercise choice where we have it. Knowing where you do have a choice and avoiding environments where you know you will give into what you do not want to give into. This is one way you can nurture yourself and build trust with yourself again.

Said another way, if you had a close friend who was a recovering alcoholic you wouldn’t ask them to go to the liquor store with you, so why do you walk down the aisle at the grocery store that contains the foods you want to avoid and then beat yourself up when you put them in your cart. Or if you are trying to quit smoking, pay for your gas outside so you don’t give yourself the opportunity to be confronted at the cash register by the cigarettes for sale.

Take a step back and find where you do have willpower. If you don’t go down the aisle you won’t force yourself into that situation. Treat yourself with the same love and respect you would treat a friend.

 

Your Challenge:

Check out Steve’s website and give him a call. He can do Skype consultations and help you shift your internal and external environment to be in alignment with your health goals.

 

Resource:

http://www.steveflansbaum.com/

 

Books:

Adonis Complex by Harrison G. Pope

http://amzn.to/1SfVatg

 

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

http://amzn.to/1SfVkkc

 

Core Performance- Mark Verstegen

http://amzn.to/1qZWuHX

 

Steve’s Music:

Like R&B? 

Check out Steve's alter ego "Stephen Patrick Grey"

www.spgrey.com

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 14, 2016

April Haugen earned her Master of Science in Midwifery and Bachelor of Science in Herbal Science from Bastyr University in 2014. Between 2010 and 2014 she attended over 160 births as a student midwife.  And from the year 2000 till now she has also been working as a doula.
April is trained in herbal medicine and uses its ability to support the body’s natural healing in her midwifery care.

Her master thesis was titled “Using herbal medicine for labor induction and augmentation: An evidence-based practice guideline for Licensed Midwives”

It’s shocking to her that nationwide the C-section rate in the United States is almost 40%.  It’s ridiculous to look at a room with 10 pregnant women and believe that 4 of them need a C-section.  

Because our medical system is a for profit system we cannot always trust that our doctor or hospital has our best interests at heart. That is one of the many reasons why having a midwife and doula when going through your pregnancy, will help you have the best outcome possible.

The United States, a country that is #1 out of 175 countries on spending the most amount of money on healthcare ranks 38th out of 175 countries for infant mortality!  There is something wrong here.  

Statistically, working with a midwife and doula will decrease your chances of needing other medical interventions like C-section or pain management, like an epidural. Epidurals increase the chance of needing a C-section and C-sections increase the chance of both mother and baby experiencing life-threatening complications and death.

April shares that when a woman feels supported during her birth she is statistically less likely to need or want medical interventions, thus one of the ways these holistic health practitioners help to decrease infant mortality.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
•    How to have a positive birth experience
•    What is a doula
•    What is a midwife
•     How women can decrease their chances of having a C-section by creating a supportive team around her and her partner.
•    What is going on in the mainstream medical system that isn’t working around giving birth and what we can learn from midwives to decrease needing medical interventions like C-section and epidurals.


Health AH-HA Moment:

Start interviewing and pick your midwife before becoming pregnant. Your midwife will get to know you and help you navigate your whole pregnancy and birth.

Check out these videos:

The Business of Being Born [FULL MOVIE]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvljyvU_ZGE

 

Orgasmic Birth Movie Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG_6IVmXvr0



Ina May Gaskin on the Human Impact of Hi-Tech Birth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GVYjcr4wrg


Resource:

April’s site: https://www.facebook.com/bellybuddy.doula


Orgasmic Birth: www.orgasmicbirth.com


Midwives’ Association of Washington State:

Even if you are not in Washington State, check out this link and read the studies and statistics. It is AMAZING!

http://www.washingtonmidwives.org/for-consumers/current-research-consumers.html

 


Penny Simpkin (The Godmother of Doulas): https://www.pennysimkin.com/


Infant mortality rate by country: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_infant_mortality_rate

 

 

Apr 11, 2016

Dr. Megan Saunders, ND shares what men can do naturally to improve their sexual health and performance. Through natural medicine, men can get the root cause of their erectile dysfunction (ED) and heal whatever is causing it so they no longer have impotence.

The definition of erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or to maintain an erection 25% to 100% of the time.

Common known causes can range from blood sugar dysregulation, kidney issues, healthy cholesterol deficiency, circulatory issues, prostate health, and stress.

Dr. Megan shares that if the ED came on suddenly to see a doctor so they can rule out nerve damage, cancer or something more serious.

Often ED is easily reversed once the root cause is discovered and the right lifestyle, nutrition and diet changes are made.


Here’s What You’ll Discover:
•    Erectile Dysfunction means there is an issue causing it that can be reversed with natural medicine and lifestyle changes.
•    Stress can cause erectile dysfunction!
•    Emotional issues like conflict at home or work can be a contributing factor to impotence.
•    What foods and supplements can help!
•    The many root causes that can lead to impotence and what a man can do to get their sexual health and performance back.



Health AH-HA Moment:

A man’s sexual performance is an indicator of their overall emotional and physical health. Through lifestyle changes and addressing the root cause of the problem, men can reverse the problem and get their sexual performance back!

Your Challenge:

Eat 12 eggs a day, raw or runny yolks to get that healthy cholesterol that is the building blocks of your hormones.

Seek a Naturopathic Doctor to check your blood work and do a physical exam to help determine the root cause of your erectile dysfunction.

Blood sugar issues often lead to erectile dysfunction so cut out sugar and processed food from your diet.

Visit TakeYourSupplements.com to get on supplements that will support your whole body to perform optimally at the cellular level. There are known herbs and supplements that support blood sugar regulation, circulatory strength, and prostate performance.

Resource:
TakeYourSupplements.com

Apr 8, 2016

Steve Flansbaum is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and has earned his MS in Professional Counseling and Theory.

He offers a workshop called "Thinking Your Way Into a Thinner Body" so if you would like to attend his workshop for free, or work with him one-on-one, please contact him by visiting: http://www.steveflansbaum.com/new-page/

In this interview, Steve shares his deep insights around what is not working in the $60 billion dollars a year weight loss industry and what he is doing that is effectively helping his clients get to the root cause of their weight issues.

In the weight loss industry, Steve shares, there are $60 billion dollars being spent each year and yet only a 3% to 5% success rate!  Steve has a 20% success rate with his clients but for those who stick with the program he has a 100% success rate. It’s all about sticking with it.

I asked Steve what the difference was between those who stick with it and successfully achieve their weight goals and those who drop off and do not. The difference is humility. It’s willingness to see there is a problem, to face it and ask for help and support.

Steve agrees that nutrition, diet, and exercise play a big role in achieving a healthy weight however it is our mindset, our beliefs, the lifestyle we have created for ourselves and the environment we have chosen to live in that steer our habits.

Our habits are our continuous behaviors that result in our health.  If we want to make permanent health changes we need to start from within so we can affect our environment and our habits to align with our health goals.

Steve shares that this isn’t about beating yourself up or killing ourselves at the gym. Having understanding, compassion and love for yourself is one of his first steps.

If we would look at how we treat ourselves like how two people treat each other we would realize that we are in an abusive relationship with ourselves!  


Here’s What You’ll Discover:

  • What is really driving the problem with our weight.
  • Steve shares stories of success and why they succeeded where others have not.
  • How to begin to shift your mindset towards achieving your weight loss goals.

Health AH-HA Moment:
Weight is a result of a symptom. The symptom is the habits. The habits associated with diet, nutrition and exercise have to do with how our life is set up, meaning our internal and external environment.

Our internal environment is made up of our beliefs about ourselves and our life, our mindset and emotions.
 
My habits are a direct response to my environment. To change habits, change the environment so I am not automatically responding in that way.

Your Challenge:
Check out Steve’s website and give him a call. He can do Skype consultations and help you shift your internal and external environment to be in alignment with your health goals.

Resource:
http://www.steveflansbaum.com/

 

 

 

Apr 6, 2016

Patti Davis is back on the show to discuss life skills that can be learned from seeing a licensed mental health counselor.  She uses adventure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical family systems, Gestalt and play therapy with people of all ages to help them overcome issues such as grief, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression and more. Patti is an expert in emotional health and the mind-body connection. 

In Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Patti is able to help her clients learn valuable life skills like learning how to ask for what you want, mindfulness and bearing pain skillfully. Mindfulness, in particular, is a valuable life skill because it helps us focus in the moment on the task at hand.

Anxiety comes from living in the future and depression comes from living in the past, Patti shares. Mindfulness helps us live in the present moment, thus avoiding those negative emotions.

Overall Patti has observed that the life skills her clients learn have led to them thriving emotionally, mentally and physically.  Patti believes that everyone can benefit from having a good counselor on their side.

You can use counseling to learn and implement new life skills, become better professionally, improve relationships, communication and have a neutral, unbiased, sounding board for when you need someone to objectively listen to your problems.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:

  • How to learn how to bear pain skillfully
  • You don’t need to be “sick” to see a therapist. You can go to a counselor for life skills and preventive emotional health care.
  • How to pick a counselor.
  • Why Gold Standard Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is the best counseling for those seeking optimal health.
  • How to eliminate anxiety and depression.

Health AH-HA Moment:

Watch your language. Come from “I”. Instead of “She did this to me” or “You made me feel…” Say “I felt upset when you…”

Instead of “but” say “and”. But means you negate one thought for the other.  And means you can be both things. “A parent can be gentle and firm.”

Your Challenge:   

Every morning and night think of 10 things for which you are grateful. You cannot be stuck in negative emotions when you are in gratitude.

Resources:

Wise-Minded Parenting by Kristen A Russell & Laura S Kastner Ph.D.

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron   

 patti.davis@comcast.net 

206-321-5003 

Look Patti Davis up under Psychology Today

 

 

 

 

Apr 4, 2016


Dr. Jenna Jorgensen, a licensed Naturopathic Physician, is back to share useful information about how to make a Natural First Aid kit and what holistic home remedies should we have in our home medicine cabinet.  

She discusses goldenseal, bentonite clay, Kinesio tape, homeopathic remedies, essential oils and natural mosquito repellent!


In the home, she stresses the importance of hydrotherapy, homeopathy and caster oil packs.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:
•    What to do when you feel like you are coming down with a cold or flu.
•    What you can do to improve the health of your dog or cat!
•    What are the most important items to keep in your medicine cabinet.
•    What are some of the more important things to keep in your First Aid kit.
•    All natural mosquito repellent!


Health AH-HA Moment:

Your life is medicine. Treat each activity and choice as though it's your medicine. Dr. Jenna asks us "Life is medicine, how do you want to live your life?"

Your Challenge:    

1) Get movement into each and every day! Walk, gym, hike or bike to work, no excuses to get your body moving.
2) Drink enough water (listen to my podcast episode with Dr. Molly on water) What we don't know is that a lot of what we eat and drink is dehydrating to our body!
3)Focus on eating a "whole food" diet. Organic, of course!  

Michael Pollan says "Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

Dr. Jenna shares some keys to eating an organic whole foods diet while being busy and on a budget! Look into subscribing to a local C.S.A box (Community Supported Agriculture) and the crock pot is your friend!

Resource:
http://www.livelifemedicine.com
http://drjennajorgensen.com

BOOK: Michael Pollan The Omnivore's Dilemma


 

 

 

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