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Aug 31, 2018

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Blood Sugar

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Blood sugar levels significantly affect our body. That’s why we have numerous studies explaining why it is vital to maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. To educate us more about blood sugar and how to eat smart, Dr. Marlene Merritt explains all that and more in this episode.

Early Exposure

Dr. Marlene Merritt shares her mother is German. And because she was suspicious about going to doctors more often, it was normal that from a young age, Dr. Marlene Merritt was given things like chamomile tea to drink for certain discomforts like gastritis.

Over time, Dr. Marlene Merritt learned more things such as steamed water with eucalyptus could treat asthma and bronchitis. That’s why she never had too many antibiotics when she was a kid.

College Years

In college, Dr. Marlene Merritt got into racing bikes in New York.  One day, she got sick, and her friend gave her antibiotics. An infection lodged in her heart and damaged one of her heart valves.

Upon consultation with a doctor, Dr. Marlene Merritt was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, a heart condition at the age of 20. She tried prescribed drugs, but it didn’t help much.  Eventually, she gave up racing when her health couldn’t keep up.

Discovering Whole Food Nutrition

After getting her graduate degree in Oriental Medicine, Dr. Marlene Merritt happened to see a chiropractor/ naturopath who diagnosed her to be Vitamin E deficient. Taking away the Vitamin E capsules she was making that time; he replaced it with a whole food supplement of vitamin E.

Thinking she had nothing to lose, Dr. Marlene Merritt followed the doctor’s instructions and started feeling a whole lot better. Dr. Marlene Merritt got strong enough to go cycling again and eventually biked across the United States in 26 days.

Her quality of life started getting better and better after that. She still has the valve that doesn’t work, but it doesn’t bother her like it used to.

“I started getting healthier with supplements and whole foods. And I have Chinese Medicine’s ability to work with the body as a whole. It put all the pieces together. That trained me well for functional medicine,” said Dr. Marlene Merritt.

After her health improved, Dr. Marlene Merritt changed the core of her practice to nutrition. She went further by pursuing a Masters’ Degree in Nutrition which took her three years to complete. 

Importance Of Supplementation

Ultimately, supplementation was a big help to Dr. Marlene Merritt’s health. To illustrate this, she cites Dr. Bruce Ames’ triage theory.

“Most people now are sub-clinically malnourished. So, what happens is, we never get full of nutrition. We’re never replete,” said Dr. Marlene Merritt.

The triage theory shows that our body developed a rationing response to shortages of micronutrients which are vitamins and minerals during our evolution. When our cells run out of a vitamin or mineral, that scarce micronutrient is given to proteins which are essential for short-term survival.

On the other hand, proteins that are needed for long-term health and protection of DNA, lose out. They become disabled and lead to diseases of aging. The triage theory also explains how RDAs are chosen.

The Truth About Fructose

Like what most experts say, Dr. Marlene Merritt says eating sugar causes deficiency. In particular, she says the sugar component fructose does not metabolize the same as glucose does. And to understand all about blood sugar levels, we must first understand how our body processes sugar.

“Fructose gets metabolized in the same pathways as alcohol. The other place that you get sugar is in the actual white sugar or brown. The sugar molecule sucrose is half glucose, half fructose. Sugar substitute agave is 90% fructose,” Dr. Marlene Merritt said.

She adds, “Fructose turns into fat faster than any other sugar. And a lot of people are for whole grains. That works if you’re not having blood sugar issues. But when somebody has blood sugar issues that involve insulin and overreaction of insulin, then ultimately leads to diabetes, whole grains won’t work for them any longer. So, I often have to work with people about eating lesser carbs even the good ones.”

Diet Sodas

I’m sure most of us have heard or read that consuming too many diet sodas are bad for us or affects our blood sugar levels.  But surprisingly, Dr. Marlene Merritt says diet coke does not give us diabetes. It’s not causing us blood sugar issues at the moment, but it makes us addicted.

Diet sodas and any processed food are engineered to be addictive. To read more about how foods can be addictive, Dr. Marlene Merritt recommends the book, Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss.

“I can’t just say something is good or bad. Mostly there has to be some context to it. So, if I can keep an open mind and look at the research, most people don’t know how to find the research or read the research.” 

Carbs Intake

Dr. Marlene Merritt says fruits, beans, and oatmeal are best eaten in moderation. Because when somebody has blood sugar issues, it does not matter what kind of carb it is, it’s still problematic. And the reason fruit is included in the list is that although fruits don’t cause insulin reaction, the high fructose will damage the liver which speeds up your chances of getting diabetes.

“Manage your carb intake. Carbs all break down to sugar.  Some will break down faster,” said Dr. Marlene Merritt. “The whole grains break down slower, but it still doesn’t make them not a carb. the main problem is that it causes an insulin reaction.

She adds, “And as you go farther into the spectrum of diabetes, it causes more of an insulin reaction. If you have insulin resistance, you cannot burn fat. Insulin is also the most inflammatory biomolecule there is. Plus, insulin also causes food retention.

Plant-Based Diet

As for plant-based diets, Dr. Marlene Merritt says the term doesn’t mean plants exclusively. Because she says, no culture is entirely vegan. Otherwise, we would have died without supplementation because being vegan is not a natural state.

She further explains that one of the things that nutrition research is always kind of a challenge is because of a lot it observational. And observational doesn’t mean it’s wrong.  Instead, what they are looking at is an observation of whether there are other factors involved.

“So, when somebody is eating a mostly plant-based diet and that culture, in particular, they have a very high community interaction. That’s social isolation. It affects health like smoking and obesity,” said Dr. Marlene Merritt.

Dr. Marlene Merritt also says that with a vegan lifestyle you restrict yourself that much, and you would have died of B12 deficiency. For those who are unaware, the most significant deficiencies are a B12 deficiency, zinc deficiency, iron, vitamin A and many others. Among these, B12 is the most well-known.

“I’m not saying don’t eat plants. But rather, I’m saying vegan doesn’t work. That’s why they say plant proteins are not complete proteins,” shares Dr. Marlene Merritt.

High Protein Diets

But when it comes to high-protein diets, Dr. Marlene Merritt is not a proponent of high-protein diets either. This is because she thinks that we don’t manage meat well in a lot of ways.

She also says animal protein doesn’t cause cancer. However, the situation may be different if you are eating conventional meat that is not well-treated, it’s been fed differently, or butchered differently.

Dr. Marlene Merritt also shares that the muscle meat has the least amount of nutrition to it. So, she advises choosing the organ meats where the nutrition level is much higher.

Cooking Methods

Surprisingly, Dr. Marlene Merritt also busts myths about fried foods. She says in fried food like fried chicken; it’s the actual oil that the food is fried in that’s the problem. For frying, Dr. Marlene Merritt says it’s best to use avocado oil or refined coconut oil.

As for other cooking methods, there are options like wet cooking which is either steaming, braising, or putting in stews and dry cooking which involves grilling or baking. Between the two, Dr. Marlene Merritt says dry cooking is not the best thing for proteins.

When it comes to proper cooking protein like meat, Dr. Marlene Merritt shares that some ways of protecting the beef are adding vinegar or doing a marinade. Furthermore, cooking at a lower temperature is good.

Recommended Foods

Leafy greens at breakfast is an excellent way to start the day, says Dr. Marlene Merritt. Soups are also one of the most healing things for the gut. And Dr. Marlene Merritt even uses a teaspoon of bone broth for babies or small children who have colic or constipation. 

An ideal diet is something that is vegetable heavy with some form of protein. And contrary to chicken breasts, Dr. Marlene Merritt prefers chicken with bones and skin, as well as some meats.

For dessert, Dr. Marlene Merritt loves making a mashup of coconut milk, avocado, banana, a tablespoon of chocolate powder, and vanilla-flavored stevia mashed in a food processor.

Ultimately, for the best diet for you, Dr. Marlene Merritt strongly suggests finding a Functional Medicine Practitioner who can tell you more about your health.

Merritt Wellness Center

Dr. Marlene Merritt’s practice offers a lot of services that not only focus on maintaining blood sugar or finding the right diet for you. The Merritt Wellness Center provides services ranging from functional medicine, nutritional testing, and long-distance consultation. They also offer full-body thermography, genetic testing, Chinese and Japanese fertility acupuncture, detox, stress management, and pediatrics.

Her website is also filled with articles and schedules for events, lectures, and webinars.  So, I urge everyone to check it out. 

Bio

Dr. Marlene Merritt, DOM, MS Nutrition received her Masters’ degree in Oriental Medicine in 2000 and is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She has an additional Masters’ degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Bridgeport. 

Dr. Marlene Merritt is licensed by the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is nationally board certified in Oriental Medicine. She is an Applied Clinical Nutritionist and is additionally Board Certified in Bariatric Counseling, and certified in the Bredesen MEND Protocol™. 

Dr. Marlene Merritt is also currently enrolled in the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Certification Program to become an IFM Certified Practitioner. She has published multiple articles on different issues in nutrition and has published numerous articles on various issues in nutrition in a variety of publications, and is the author of three books — one on reversing hypertension using natural means, one on reversing diabetes, and one on insomnia. 

In addition to a full clinical practice, Dr. Marlene Merritt lectures nationally with her husband, Will Mitchell to healthcare practitioners all over the U.S. and Canada on issues ranging from dementia, diabetes, endocrine dysfunction, blood chemistry, nutrition and functional medicine.

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Aug 28, 2018

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Transformational Nutrition

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Transformational nutrition teaches us that having optimal health is not just about food.

We need to create a more significant conversation for health because food alone won’t fix us. We’re in for such a treat today because Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia teaches the psychology and spirituality of transformation and health. You’ll get to learn how to have a more vibrant life with transformational nutrition.

Through The Darkness

Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia shares that one time when she was speaking at a women’s conference. She talked about transformation, health, and weight loss as well as how to empower yourself, take control of life and health as a woman.

When it was time to have the audience ask questions, a woman asked her how to get through all of the darkness. Another woman openly voiced her doubts about whether Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia could adequately answer the question since she seemed to have such a good life.

But nothing could be farther from the truth. Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia’s whole life had been a struggle because she grew up in extreme poverty, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and domestic abuse. She was also sexually abused when she was six years old. So, in reality, Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia lived a life that required her to be a survivor.

Hitting Rock Bottom

That’s not all. Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia also tried to kill herself by overdosing on pills years ago. She was so sick, had chronic fatigue, was 25 lbs. overweight, had severe acne, memory loss, and brain fog.

Naturally, Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia was in no condition to work, so she was broke. It didn’t help that she didn’t have family nor many close friends. She recalls living in a constant state of fear and panic. And although she tried many things, nothing helped.

One day, Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia decided to pull herself up. Taking a shower, she discovered lumps on her breasts, hence hit rock bottom that day. She again felt utterly broken. So she still thought of suicide, suffered from depression and mental health issues. She felt so sick of fighting.

“But I heard this voice, and it was my wake call. That voice said, “This hasn’t happened to you. It’s happened to you.” I then realized these things were supposed to be happening for me. Because I realized that at that moment, greatness was my birthright,” said Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia. 

Investing In Herself

Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia ended up signing up for a nutrition certification program when she decided to invest in herself. She went on to other school and training programs. And as her health improved, she slowly began to work with clients.

“It’s not just about the food. The food alone will never heal us. There are reasons behind why we know what to do, and yet we still won’t do it,” said Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia. “I also realized we have this deeper hunger. So, understand your spirituality and what you are hungry for.” 

She adds, “I started understanding the spiritual connection, relationships and heart connection was so important to healing. That’s when I started to see true transformation.” 

Developing Transformational Nutrition

From that period, good things started to unfold. Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia’s weight fell off, her skin cleared up, and the lumps in her breasts turned out to be fibers, not cancers. She also started to understand at a deeper level the root cause of her health issues and heart issues.

Furthermore, remembering her deal with God, Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia got to work and started helping other people. Combining the science of nutrition with the psychology and spirituality nutrition, that’s where she created a method called transformational nutrition.

Shortly after she created the transformational nutrition method, more people wanted to dive deeper into learning more about it.  So, Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia turned it into a more significant educational focus. She started a school and called it the Institute of Transformational Nutrition. Now, the school certifies people to become transformational nutrition coaches.

How To Begin Your Transformation

First of all, Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia says you have to understand what you are and why you are that way. Because ultimately, when you know, you’ll automatically transform into who you’re always meant to be. It’s only then can you step into your power. 

“I like to ask people what they are hungry for. And what we’re all hungry for in the end is validation and acceptance for who we are. Usually, we are trying to be a version of ourselves that we think other people want. So we end up pretending our entire lives,” explains Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia. 

She adds, “We are compromising who we are and what we want, as well as the things that truly make us happy. You don’t have transformation if you don’t experience some biological change, some spiritual change, and some psychological change. You have to develop a deeper understanding and a deeper truth that you can truly embody before you truly heal.”

Ultimately, Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia says it’s really about getting out of your head and into your heart. She says we tend to be logical, but that’s not the way we work. Instead, we make all of our decisions based on emotions and then we use logic to back it up.

Understanding Emotions

Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia shares that in reality, emotions only last for 90 seconds. Because the thing that makes it last longer are the stories that you keep replaying in your head about the experience.

“A belief is made up of three things. It’s the event that happened, the emotion that you felt and the explanation that you gave it,” said Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia. “So when you are feeling these emotions, go back to the explanations that you gave it. I think we have to remember if we want to be understood, we need to understand.” 

How We Deal With Negativity

As humans, Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia says we have this thing called negativity bias. It’s when we hear something negative, we latch on to it and see that as the truth. We then spend the rest of our lives searching for evidence that the belief is true.

“It’s just the way we’re built. And it’s designed to protect us. It is designed to show us our flaws. So just let it go and stop beating yourself up,” advises Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia. 

She adds, “We are just hardwired to pay more attention to negative information than positive information. Then it goes back to the most basic need which is just survival. When there has been extreme trauma in a person’s life, they can block the memory out, and the brain won’t remember.”

Blocking The Trauma

Our brain is indeed a very powerful organ. Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia personally witnessed it when her sister did not remember having a child after a car accident, and her child passed away.

“The body’s number one goal is to stay alive. And the brain knows that. So, if the brain knows something that the body can’t handle, it just blocks it out. And you won’t remember it,” Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia said.

Essentially, Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia says you have to understand what’s going on in your mind and your spirit if you genuinely want to heal. Because it is very powerful.

“See what serves you, and always look within yourself for that truth. But if you don’t ever live your truth, you’re always going to be imprisoned by other people’s opinions. You will always be hungry for that one thing you don’t have.”

Numbing The Pain

When you numb pain, you numb joy. Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia says when you are numbing that past that caused trauma and the fear you felt from that, you’re numbing happiness and bliss.  So mostly, you’re taking away all of your power and giving it to the past, and that’s not okay.

“You’ll never be able to fill those void with anything other than what’s missing in the first place,” said Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia. “Food is so acceptable. So is the glorification of wine and drinking especially for moms and entrepreneurs. Because it is socially acceptable. We have to be willing to get back into the driver’s seat of our own life.” 

She adds, “We’re here because we follow the status quo. But the real reason why we’re here is because we gave up our power. It’s time to do something different and time to start understanding. Furthermore, it’s a time to reconnect with who you are and a time to share and understand.”

Transformational Nutrition Website

If you wish to get on that road to begin transformational nutrition, check out Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia’s website for more information. The site is filled with tools that and indeed help you become the best version of you and help others to achieve the same. 

Bio

Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia is a celebrity nutritionist, transformation expert, best-selling author, in-demand speaker, TV and media personality, and philanthropist. She is the Founder and CEO of the Institute of Transformational Nutrition (ITN), a company that makes it easy for health coaches to do the work they love by teaching them a proven coaching process that leaves them confident and credible so they can be the dominant force in the world that they want to be. 

Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia is the author of the popular weight loss and transformation program, PINK Method, and the popular cookbook for your body and your life, The Hungry Hottie Cookbook. These two books have collectively sold over a million copies worldwide. 

Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia is currently working on her third book, a self-help memoir. She’s the creator of the web show, “What You’re REALLY Hungry For,” a series that features the world’s leading experts including top athletes, authors, coaches, spiritual leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs, who uncover the secrets of what people are genuinely craving, so they can finally begin to fill the void created by their inner needs, wants, dreams, and deepest desires. 

Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia is also the creator of the Transformational Trauma Technique – a technique that she developed to overcome the trauma in her past and to help her clients overcome it in theirs. This powerful technique has been used successfully for over a decade all over the globe and is taught exclusively at ITN. 

She has over 15 years of experience coaching thousands of private clients ranging from the stay at home moms to celebrities and Fortune 500 CEOs. Her corporate clients have included Morgan Stanley, Kodak, and Dean Witter, Discover & Co. She has helped people transform not just their bodies and their health but also their relationships and their businesses. 

Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia is a leader and an inspiration born of her personal history. She is happily married, has two children, and lives in Los Angeles and Portland.

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Aug 24, 2018

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Mind Love

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Having a positive mindset is sometimes tricky when we are overwhelmed with problems and challenging situations. Even when it feels hopeless, we can still learn how to push ourselves to embrace a positive mindset. My guest Melissa Monte is such a fantastic person.  She survived the worst situations all because of a positive mindset, and she’ll teach us how to do that in the episode.

Traumatic Years

Although Melissa Monte had a great childhood, her life took a drastic turn when she experienced several traumas during her teens. Melissa Monte was raped twice, her close friend committed suicide, and her dad passed away.

Melissa Monte and her mom had different ways of coping.  Her mom was part of a book club. So, even if Melissa Monte dealt with her traumas by partying a lot in college, she managed to borrow books from her mother occasionally. But it wasn’t enough to help her fix her issues or have a positive mindset.

“Because of ignoring some of those issues I was dealing with, it started to manifest in my life in other ways. I developed a dangerous eating disorder. And I was a bulimic for eight years,” said Melissa Monte.

She added, ” I was also attracting negative people. Plus, I found myself in jail for my ex-boyfriend’s crime, which led to a two-year legal battle. When I hit rock bottom, I knew I had to do something.”

Baby Steps

Melissa Monte said she took baby steps by reading books, following advice from successful people, and applied it to her life. She says it was not an overnight change, but more like a decade of growth.

As time went one, Melissa Monte felt that it started to become essential for her to share the things she did. Because apparently, people started asking and noticing significant differences in her. Hence, Melissa Monte did some steps to realize her full purpose.

“Everything has been different in the last year. Because everything feels so much more meaningful to me. It’s easier to keep my goals now and keep making progress. That’s how Mind Love podcast came about. It’s sharing tips that changed my life,” Melissa Monte said.

Learning To Forgive

Melissa Monte says the first thing about having a positive mindset is learning how to forgive. In her case, Melissa Monte’s parents divorced young. Although she has a great stepdad, she felt resentful towards her real dad.

When Melissa Monte’s dad was diagnosed with cancer, that’s the time she made more effort to connect. One of the things that surprised her was a large number of homeless people came to her father’s funeral.

That’s the moment of clarity that added to Melissa Monte’s guilt of never understanding. Hence, she felt that the first step to a positive mindset and change was to forgive herself for that.

“Forgiveness is such a big part of any change. Because without forgiveness, you will only be repeating negative thought patterns in your head all the time. You’re going to be talking yourself down,” explains Melissa Monte.

Melissa Monte did the same thing with the suicide situation. She revealed that her friend said he was going to commit suicide years before. But Melissa Monte, who was then only 15 years old, didn’t take it seriously.  She thought it was the typical teenagers’ way of getting attention. For the longest time, she blamed herself and learned to drink because of that tragedy.

“Everything is a process, and I realize how important it is to have compassion for yourself. Once I did, that opened the door for all the other changes that mean a lot to me,” said Melissa Monte. “Like finding the passion or understanding of how the brain works and working with that. All the little things add up.” 

Developing Habits

Melissa Monte says that one of the books that helped her was the Power of Habit, by award-winning New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg. Because at her lowest point, Melissa Monte was just taken over by so many harmful habits like bulimia.

“Bulimia is a series of activities that you do over and over again, and it is a habit that takes over your life. And it’s like a psychological disorder,” Melissa Monte said. “I also used to bite my nails until they bled. It was my biggest insecurity, and I couldn’t figure out how to stop.”

But when Melissa Monte started to read about changing and disrupting these circuits that you put your brain into, something just clicked. She began to experiment on what works for her.

“I think the biggest thing that started to influence my changes were developing positive routines positively. Try to do the replacement method and change one small thing that’s doable,” said Melissa Monte.

Changing Her Diet

One thing Melissa Monte gave up was coffee and switched it to Macha latte instead. The same thing happened with regards to changing her diet. She went vegan and started making small steps like changing breakfast.

“Eggs was the last thing I gave up. I make a lot of things in bulk because I don’t like buying processed foods,” said Melissa Monte. “Making food with a pressure cooker is good. I often make beans and quinoa, keep in the fridge while my husband often makes superfoods scramble with kale.”

Self Journal

The very first thing that Melissa Monte added to her routine that was helpful is her 5-minute gratitude journal. She recommends the journals from Best Self.

Melissa Monte writes to focus on the right things happening in her life. Because ultimately, she says our brain starts seeking things to be grateful for throughout the day, and then they shift your focus. It also makes you aware to have a positive mindset.

“Journaling allows you to write down lessons learned. It forces you to acknowledge where you could have done better and keep track of your wins and accomplishments. Journaling also sometimes helps you look back and see how far you’ve come,” Melissa Monte said. 

Good Support System

To develop a positive mindset and build personal growth, it is advisable to get yourself surrounded by people who can make you be the best version of you.  Melissa Monte found herself enjoying the company of the people participating in Toastmasters International.

Toastmasters International is an organization where people are encouraged to speak to an audience about a variety of topics. According to Melissa Monte, many of the participants have inspiring stories that can serve as tools for your growth.

“So many of us start to practice something and keep doing it over and over. People say practice makes perfect but not always. The right kind of practice makes perfect,” said Melissa Monte.

She adds, “I’m a strong believer in being selective on who you spend time with. Because people are either going to lift you up or drag you down. That’s probably one of the biggest things I noticed from my growth. It’s cool when you find your light and shining. And it’s infectious.”

Another great organization is We Quilt. They have chapters in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. We quilt an organization where women uplift each other.

Being Patient

Melissa Monte again stresses that results are not seen overnight.  She says everything might feel fake at first. And that when you first make a change, it might feel phony building a new habit. But then she also says you have a limited amount of energy so use it wisely. Just don’t let energy vampires suck that out of you.

“Not everyone is meant to be around forever, and people have their purpose up to a certain time. It’s ok to let go of not only people but also new habits if it doesn’t make you grow,” said Melissa Monte.

Shark Bait Test

Melissa Monte shares that one of the biggest game changers for her was the Shark Bait Test where you write a letter to a bunch of people that you know. In Melissa Monte’s case, she wrote to eleven people from different walks of her life.

She asked them what they saw in her, and what her superpower was. Melissa Monte feels this was one of her most significant aha moments to finding her Mind Love podcast.

Six people wrote almost the same word that Melissa Monte was supposedly good at. So, Melissa Monte did the work to figure out what her perfect little path would be. 

“I used to think that just because I was always learning, that it was automatically being applied to my life. You have to make time to apply it,” said Melissa Monte.

She adds, “Be thankful for the journey no matter what you’re going through. You might not realize the purpose of something until even ten years down the road. Just trust the process.”

Mindfulness

To further connect with yourself, Melissa Monte suggests picking three things each day that you are thankful for. It forces you to be more strategic on those things that can move you towards your goal rather than just picking what’s more comfortable.

“Mindfulness is a big part of my life. I’ve been meditating for twenty minutes every day. This helps clear your head and define stillness,” Melissa Monte explains. “It’s been scientifically proven that people who meditate, basically have more control over their emotions.”

Mind Love Podcast

Melissa Monte’s Mind Love podcast aims to dive deep into your inner self really and how you should feel about yourself. Being mindful can also help us have a healthier sex life.

So many emotions go through our body. When we know how to be open and communicate with our partner, that positivity can radiate and strengthen our feminine power.

One book that Melissa Monte recommends reading is Pussy: A Reclamation. The book goes into the history of women and stresses that women have been powerful beings from the beginning of time.

“We carry the energy that creates life, and we create life with our body. There are so many powerful things. It’s important to share these stories and remind women of their power. Show them they’re not alone,” said Melissa Monte.

She adds, “It is important to share stories with people and help somebody else through it. If you have come out at the other end of that struggle, you must help people. Throw a lifeline to those people who are at the beginning of that tunnel. Pull them with you. It’s how we evolve as a species even faster.” 

Bio

Melissa Monte is one of today’s influential and thought-provoking explorers of the mindset and positive energy. 

Melissa’s has lived through what some call extreme life experience, suffering multiple traumas in a short period, which eventually manifested into a dangerous eating disorder and chronic intestinal damage. 

Her countless hours of research and self-experimentation guided by her desire to heal her body and mind contribute to her vast knowledge of improving the human condition. 

On her popular, heartfelt podcast “Mind Love,” she discusses mindset shifts, modern mindfulness and the universal truths of success through raw stories, personal experience, and inspiring interviews.

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Best Self Journals

Toastmasters International

Pussy: A Reclamation

We Quilt

Recommended Readings by Melissa Monte

The New Psychocybernetics by Maxwell Mantz

 

 

I Am The Word – Paul Selig


 The Book of Mastery – Paul Selig


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Aug 22, 2018

Radical Metabolism

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Radical metabolism is a book that may be the answer to your health woes.  Most of us experience symptoms and jump on the chance to mask it with drugs. But there is a need to dig deeper into the cause of our health ailments and treat it naturally.

Ann Louise Gittleman is a respected Nutritionist and a bestselling author of more than thirty books. Join us in this episode as she talks extensively on radical metabolism and everything there is to know about healing digestion.

Way before writing the book Radical Metabolism, I first came to know Ann Louise Gittleman at 13 years old when my mom bought her book, Guess What Came To Dinner. It influenced my childhood by educating my family about parasites and teaching us how to adapt strategies for long-term health.

Finding Her Mission

Ann Louise Gittleman was named after her paternal grandmother Anna. Her grandmother died at the age of 42 from a mysterious illness after a trip to the mountains. Because of that family tragedy, it triggered Ann Louise Gittleman’s yearning to research all about finding the root causes of diseases.

Growing up, she pursued a Ph.D. degree in Holistic Nutrition. She went on to write books and to date, has written over 30 books that have helped a lot of people understand the real cause of their illness.

“My mission is finding the underlying causes of mystery diseases. The answer is lying somewhere. I want to give people hope and healing,” said Ann Louise Gittleman. 

Caring For Your GI Tract

Caring for your GI tract is very important for your health. And according to Ann Louise Gittleman, if you’re feeling sick, there is most likely a sneaky glitch in the GI tract that may be distracting the thyroid glands.

“I discovered that people with reduced bile flow are almost ten times likely to suffer from hyperthyroidism. It slows down metabolism and is very important in keeping our immunity at a high pitch,” said Ann Louise Gittleman. 

She adds, “So I’m trying to bring back the bile and gallbladder function into the forefront. Because sluggish bile can slow your thyroid. And 85% of us over 40 suffer from insufficient or poor-quality bile.” 

Connection Between Thyroid and Bile

Ann Louise Gittleman says the dietary fats in our body supply us with raw materials that are very necessary to produce thyroid hormones that are activated. And when that fat is stored in cells that aren’t broken down by bile, the thyroid doesn’t get the message to get the building blocks it needs.

“So, when bile is released, it can not only break down dietary fat, but it seems to trigger the increase in the production of the particular enzyme that converts T4 inactive thyroid into active thyroid hormone which is T3,” Ann Louise Gittleman said. 

Role of Bile

Many of us forget that bile plays a significant role in our health.  We often overlook this part of our body, when in reality, having healthy bile can solve many health problems.

“Bile is a critical detox method from the liver. And we have forgotten that. So many of us are exposed to toxins,” said Ann Louise Gittleman.

Ann Louise Gittleman says the following are some signs that your bile needs attention:

  1. If you feel bloated especially after a fatty meal, you may have inadequate bile flow or sub-optimal bile which could be affecting metabolism and overall health.
  2. Feeling dizzy
  3. Having grey or light-colored stools
  4. Insomnia or middle of the night sleep disturbances
  5. Radiating pain

We get dizzy because we are not able to moderate the production of the bile when we eat certain foods. So, our blood sugar is not adequate. On the other hand, insomnia is also related to blood sugar issues.

“Without bile, you’re losing your abilities for omega 3, or omega 6, 7 and 9. Some people have all kinds of ear ringing. It has something to do with the clogged gallbladder meridian when the bile becomes congested,” Ann Louise Gittleman explains. 

Radical Metabolism Book

Ann Louise Gittleman’s Radical Metabolism book is a recommended read for anyone who wants to improve their digestive system, autoimmune issues, thyroid issues, weight loss issues and many more.

“My book helps your metabolism, allows you to lose weight, it’s good for skin and the immune system,” said Ann Louise Gittleman. “With a better detox method, you can reduce the inflammation that could be the underlying cause of some autoimmune issues. We’ve had wonderful results of people undergoing radical metabolism and solves problems such as Hashimoto’s.”

Radical Metabolism Plan

The Radical Metabolism plan recommends a 4-day Radical Intensive Cleanse which targets the healing of your digestive tract, detoxifies your body, and restores your mitochondria. Once the initial program is done, one must follow it up with the 21-Day Radical Reboot & Maintenance Plan.

Under the 21-Day Radical Reboot & Maintenance Plan, you’ll be taught what food combinations are best for you to see significant results. And Ann Louise Gittleman attests that a lot of people have successfully benefitted from her program.

“When you got the right bile by eating the right foods and supplements, it’s very lubricating for the intestinal tract,” said Ann Louise Gittleman. 

Radical Metabolism Gifts

When you buy Ann Louise Gittleman’s book, you’ll also get three gifts:

  1. 25 recipes to get you started
  2. Returning your kitchen by teaching you how to plan and prepare foods the right way.
  3. Crushing Cravings for a Radical Metabolism. It’s a report listing three unique cravings-busting tools to decrease your hunger while increasing your metabolic firepower.

That’s not all! Upon checkout, you’ll also get a 30% discount to buy Ann Louise Gittleman’s special coffee which is formulated as an energy blaster and a detox element, as well as good for the heart.

Bile Builder

Ann Louise Gittleman created Bile Builder about four years ago.  She produced this supplement because she wasn’t able to find all the nutrients that she felt could effectively thin the bile and make that bile flow adequately.

Producing the product, Ann Louise Gittleman then made a trial on clients, and their thyroid started to normalize. Bile Builder contains choline, taurine, beetroot, pancreatic lipase, ox bile and Collinsonia root.

“Make sure you have adequate bile. So, we need some gallbladder support just like people who had their thyroids removed. You need some hormonal support,” said Ann Louise Gittleman. 

She adds, “First is to digest and assimilate fats. Make sure bile is being congested because estrogen sources surround us. And excess estrogen is prevalent in contraceptives and food additives. It can raise cholesterol levels in the bile which makes that particular digestive fluid even thicker and prone to becoming so much more congested.”

For Those With Hashimoto’s

For those suffering from Hashimoto’s, Ann Louise Gittleman assesses that there could be some retroactive viruses. That’s why she recommends going gluten-free. She also suggests taking liquid iodine, potassium, and manganese. This is to get the thyroid functioning the way it needs to.

“Take a high dosage of omega 6 and 1 to 2 tablespoons of unprocessed hemp seed oil to build the cell membranes and protect it against bacteria, virus, and toxins,” advises Ann Louise Gittleman. “Walnuts are high in omega 6 and sesame oil is also good. Pine nut oil is also great to heal the digestive tract.”

And speaking about omega 6, Ann Louise Gittleman says deficiencies of omega 6 include health conditions like eczema, psoriasis, joint pains, and menopause. She also says to be aware of heavy metals. Because apparently, heavy metals can leak into your food via certain utensils.

Loving The Bitter Flavor

We’re so used to dishes that are salty, sweet, sour or spicy. Seldom do we favor foods that taste bitter but according to Ann Louise Gittleman, bitter is better.  This is because the taste of bitter is vital to stimulate digestion. Ann Louise Gittleman further explains that bitter foods increase the tone of your lower GI tract.

“It is important to detoxify your system, get the digestive juices flowing and enable to heal a leaky gut,” said Ann Louise Gittleman.

Begin Your Health Journey

Ann Louise Gittleman says one way of beginning your health journey is taking a high amount of vitamin C to withstand the stress of all the toxins that we have to fight off all day. Her blogs on her website is also an excellent resource for information.

“We can all find unusual ways of detoxifying our system. And eating for better metabolism, getting better health in general and warding off all these autoimmune challenges that seem to be plaguing us in this day and age,” said Ann Louise Gittleman. 

Bio

Ann Louise Gittleman, New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and Before the Change, has been revolutionizing the rules of health and nutrition for more than three decades. Her latest book is called Radical Metabolism. 

She holds an MS in Nutrition Education from Columbia University, the title of Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) from the American College of Nutrition, and a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition. Ann Louise Gittleman has also served as the Chief Nutritionist of the Pediatric Clinic at Bellevue Hospital and is the former Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, CA. 

Ann Louise Gittleman currently sits on the Advisory Board for the International Institute for Building-Biology & Ecology, the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc. and Clear Passage, Inc.

Get Connected With Ann Louise Gittleman!

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Aug 16, 2018

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Thyroid Issues

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The rate of people suffering from thyroid issues is rapidly rising. Many factors contribute to thyroid issues. Some of the common causes of thyroid issues are autoimmune diseases, iodine deficiency, inflammation, nodules, tumors and genetic disorders.  But we don’t need to turn to drugs. My returning guest, Dr. Stephen Lewis will teach us ways on how to treat thyroid issues naturally.

Dr. Stephen Lewis first guested on the show last year, and we talked about chronic fatigue syndrome. For those who haven’t heard Episode 117, which is my episode with Dr. Stephen Lewis, here’s some information about his background.

Chiropractor Training

Dr. Stephen Lewis first trained as a chiropractor. He got out of chiropractor college in 1981 and always believed in nutrition.

Recalling his childhood years, Dr. Stephen Lewis remembers that his family’s chiropractor used to counsel his family on vitamins, mineral, and herbs.

“Bottomline, it’s all about getting out the toxins and getting in the nutrients. Your body is smart enough to heal. Don’t lose hope,” said Dr. Stephen Lewis. “Have positive expectations because your spirit and your mind have a lot to do with what kind of outcome you have.”

Current Situation

Dr. Stephen Lewis says that some problems that contribute to the growing number of people with thyroid issues are the fact that the United States government subsidizes soy, wheat, and corn. So, it ends up being a cheap commodity.

“And when it is fertilized, it creates more protein. And more protein in plants is called gluten. That’s where are a lot of the autoimmune diseases are coming from. In the end, you get the leaky gut syndrome.” 

He adds, “Gut and inflammation are always in the equation. You can give the thyroid things it needs to work with but fix the gut first. When you fix your gut, your brain also gets well. You get better nerve signals to the thyroid.” 

Recommended Foods

Dr. Stephen Lewis admits that he was a fan of the Atkins diet years ago. But breaking down the foods to stay away from, Dr. Stephen Lewis suggest throwing the grains away. He also believes that MSG is too toxic.

“Even some of the vitamins and drugs has cancer-causing dyes. The best way to heal things is to change the mental perception because we foresee things like food that’s not food,” said Dr. Stephen Lewis. “Forget the things that are in a box or bag that has all the ingredients that sound like chemicals.” 

He adds, “We don’t love ourselves enough to accept the good things. The universe has incredible things for us. Healing the gut makes us live a more fulfilled life because of the neurotransmitters that make us happy. The probiotics do a lot to heal the gut and take the load off the thyroid.”

Dr. Stephen Lewis says fermented foods can also be beneficial but more than that; he recommends eating more seafood. A significant factor in why Japan has a low rate of people suffering from thyroid issues and breast cancer is because the Japanese eat a lot of seaweed which is full of iodine.

“I don’t think the iodized salt is enough. But I’m a big fan of Himalayan sea salt or Celtic sea salt. Because it has a better profile. Although I never give iodine to a Hashimoto’s patient. On the other hand, flour is devastating to a diabetic,” said Dr. Stephen Lewis. 

Importance of Vegetables

Like most experts who have guested on the show, Dr. Stephen Lewis recommends including a variety of vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables in your diet. And corn, by the way, is not a vegetable.

Cruciferous vegetables are known to protect us from disease, and it’s anti-cancer. Some examples of these vegetables are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy, Brussel sprouts and garden cress. 

“My favorite is avocados, guava, apples, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes and different types of greens. Widen your scope of what you consume. I do a lot of walnuts and pecans. And I think the keto craze is the best thing ever,” Dr. Stephen Lewis said. 

He adds, “I don’t judge. And although I’m not a vegan, having an all-meat diet is not good either. I don’t think vegan is the healthiest diet. Americans overeat meat. It all boils down to quality and moderation is the key.”

Truth About Cholesterol

Dr. Stephen Lewis reveals that there is enough inflammation to make the cholesterol stick. And there’s good and bad cholesterol that’s responsible for heart disease.

One way to measure is via an hsCRP test. The test is a highly sensitive quantification of CRP, an acute-phase protein released into the blood by the liver during inflammation.  It is associated with the presence of heart disease.

 “Thyroid has a lot to do with whether your cholesterol is good or bad, as does liver and GI function. Cholesterol is not about heart disease. It’s about what is your inflammation level or magnesium level,” said Dr. Stephen Lewis.

Taking Supplements

If you plan to take supplements, Dr. Stephen Lewis advises researching the ingredients of the product.  There is a big difference in the quality of supplements.

“I suggest some products that happen to be animal-derived. Otherwise, there would be no results. You need a digestive enzyme that contains some animal products. And you need the glandulars, like the thyroid grandulars and the adrenal glandulars,” Dr. Stephen Lewis explains.

Dr. Stephen Lewis sources most of his products from companies that get it out of Argentina and New Zealand where they have cleaner cows, sheep, and pigs compared to the United States.  He believes it’s a sad reality to have to source a lot of raw materials out of America to get it clean.

Myths Around Thyroid

Dr. Stephen Lewis says that most people jump to conclusions and self-diagnose themselves to have thyroid problems after exhibiting some symptoms. He believes you have to be careful with that because there are so many other conditions that present the same symptom.

Some common symptoms are headaches upon waking up, depression, constipation, poor circulation and slowed immune system. Some other symptoms are itchy dry skin at the back of your arm, elbow, and shoulder, as well as hair fall.

Iodine Treatment

Dr. Stephen Lewis says that the first thing for people with thyroid issues is to go for iodine. But if you have Hashimoto’s, have yourself undergo a test first.

“Many times when you get on the proper amount of iodine, you can override where those receptors are filled with bromine or fluoride or chlorine,” said Dr. Stephen Lewis. “Keloid scars will go away with a proper amount of iodine. Many cysts in the breast will go away.”

Furthermore, Dr. Stephen Lewis says that people who have too much mucus production and hemorrhoids need iodine. The same applies to people with ovarian issues and prostate disorders. Ultimately, many people have benefitted many times from thyroid supplementation with iodine for the thyroid.

Dr. Stephen Lewis usually sells iodine and iodide to patients and clients. He explains that your body needs co-factors. And if your body is depleted in those co-factors, that means your body isn’t optimally going to be able to benefit from the supplements you take. 

“The thyroid has a lot to do with what your body produces and absorbs. I like to put on serotonin and dopamine. They are feel-good hormones. Dopamine deficiently is highly tied to the thyroid. And those who are deficient are the ones who become addicts,” said Dr. Stephen Lewis. 

Green Wisdom Health

If you’d like additional references from Dr. Stephen Lewis, do check out his website. It contains links to his blog, online store, podcast and his book called the Thyroid Sniper.

The website also features a short quiz which will calculate your current health situation. You’ll be able to contact Dr. Stephen Lewis through the numbers published on his website.

Words of Wisdom

Lastly, Dr. Stephen Lewis advises being careful. And don’t go with just one list. It also helps if you can go to a good doctor.

“Your body will take care of itself. And some of that paranoia is because the thyroid is not working correctly,” said Dr. Stephen Lewis. “I think that a good multi-vitamin is always good.”

Personally, Dr. Stephen Lewis loves the excellent fish oils. Because of fish oil so anti-inflammatory. He says it’s a long process to get the inflammation down. It starts at about two weeks and then gets better after that. So, it’s best that you also find a good support system to guide you through. 

“If a person is feeling sad, they need to do something to brighten someone else’s day. I think you need to give what you want the universe to give back to you. It can give you so much joy and energy to do that,” Dr. Stephen Lewis said. 

Bio

Dr. Lewis is the author of “The Thyroid Sniper”.  He is based in Texas with wife Janet who is a Certified Natural Health Consultant.  Together they run Doctor’s Nutrition, offering medical lab services at affordable rates. 

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Thyroid Sniper

 

 

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Aug 13, 2018

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BodyTalk Access

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BodyTalk Access is such a fantastic tool that everyone should learn. Through BodyTalk Access, you’d be able to be more present and aware of what’s going on in your body. And Lyn Delmastro-Thomson is the perfect guest to talk about BodyTalk Access and the techniques behind BodyTalk Access, in this episode.

Personal Journey

Like many other experts who have taken control of their health and shifted away from healing treatments through medication, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson’s journey towards true health began when she was pursuing her academic degree.

From college, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson went on to graduate school. She initially thought she wanted to be in the world of academia as a Professor of History.

Looking back, she realized it was because she was scared to be a grown-up. By the time she got into her graduate program, it felt like a mismatch but went on to pursue studies for three years.

The Misdiagnosis

At 25 years old, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson was supposed to have elective surgery during the summer of 2004. But the night before surgery, her doctor called and reported that her pre-op bloodwork showed abnormalities.

Postponing the surgery, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson was instructed to see a primary doctor who diagnosed her with leukemia.  She was fearful and overwhelmed with the news.

Things took a drastic turn when two years later, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson found out it was a misdiagnosis. However, by that time, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson had already been taking medication wherein she was given a pill to target whatever the genetic abnormality was. And one of the side effects of the pill was nausea. 

Taking Control

Because nobody listened to her, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson began to emerge from the dark cloud that hung over her.  As a result, she began to seek alternative ways of healing her body.

Lyn Delmastro-Thomson got a different primary doctor outside the student health clinic. This what when the new doctor said she was misdiagnosed with leukemia. It wasn’t long before Lyn Delmastro-Thomson filed a medical malpractice case against her previous doctor. But it didn’t end the way she liked it. Nevertheless, she didn’t regret filing a case because all she wanted was to hold the doctor accountable for his actions.

As for her new diagnosis, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson’s new doctor reported that she had a different type of blood disorder. Her body was making too many different cells in the blood. This includes platelets, white cells, and blood cells.

Coping With Depression

When Lyn Delmastro-Thomson was trying to recover her health, she returned to getting weekly biofeedback sessions. According to her, it was something she was exposed to at the age of 12 when horrific migraines took over her life.

To heal, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson began attending a “yoga for healing” class at a local studio in Santa Barbara. She used therapy to help her process grief, fear and overwhelming especially since it was around this time that her best friend suddenly passed away the following year.

Lyn Delmastro-Thomson realized life is short. She realized she could no longer pursue something that brought her no joy. So she quit her program and got a job while trying to figure things out.

She recalls that it was during one of her my weekly biofeedback sessions, that she realized what she wanted to do. She saw herself learning the approach and eventually helping others. Because of that. She found herself enjoying yoga for healing class more, and became excited to train to teach therapeutic yoga as well.

“After I got over depression, I realized I was just terrified. Because I didn’t know how to process any of the things that happened for the past year and a half,” said Lyn Delmastro-Thomson. “It felt everything in my life was falling apart. At one point I wanted to die, but I realized I didn’t want to die.”

She adds, “I didn’t know how to handle everything because I had no tools to process it. Part of it is going to a therapist and talking to them about how I was healing. I was fortunate to have a therapist who introduced yoga for healing.”

Benefits Of Yoga

According to Lyn Delmastro-Thomson yoga helped her find things that felt positive and good. Her yoga teacher worked a lot with people with cancer. That’s why her focus was on assisting people to find ease and comfort in their body.

“One of the breakthroughs for me was when I was in a biofeedback session. I saw myself as the practitioner and doing this with somebody else. I see the same way about yoga because I found it beneficial for myself and eventually my clients,” said Lyn Delmastro-Thomson. 

Pivotal Year

Lyn Delmastro-Thomson says 2007 was a pivotal year. She stepped out of the graduate program, had a job and had help insurance. Then she decided to take up a psychology program, where she studied for two years to get her Masters’ degree.

Ultimately, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson learned a lot from the program.  It was primarily about honoring the fact that there is an interconnection between the body and the mind. Plus, it also got she intrigued with the concept of combining dance and therapy.

When Lyn Delmastro-Thomson started practicing, she encountered something called BodyTalk Access at a networking event. It was through a woman who was a practitioner. Lyn Delmastro-Thomson remembered her a year later when she developed a pain on her left knee.

Despite trying Holistic approaches, nothing worked.  Until Lyn Delmastro-Thomson got in touch with the woman who quickly got the root of what was going on.

“She facilitated something which was active memory techniques. It helps the brain process and dissociates whatever trauma and emotion are blocked from that experience,” said Lyn Delmastro-Thomson.

BodyTalk Access

According to Lyn Delmastro-Thomson, BodyTalk Access is created by Dr. John Veltheim who is from Australia. Dr. John Veltheim is a chiropractor, acupuncturist, philosopher, Reiki Master, lecturer, and teacher.

It was in the 90’s when Dr. John Veltheim first developed BodyTalk Access. Like Lyn Delmastro-Thomson, he developed the program in an attempt to resolve his health issues.

Dr. John Veltheim eventually found a simple technique to correct his condition.  Because of this breakthrough, he improved it and started training instructors so the system could be taught to people who needed to be treated.

Listening To Your Body

Lyn Delmastro-Thomson says that to understand your body, it entails listening to anything from the immune system, allergy and energetic part of your body. And her role is helping clients understand the situation.

“The body is telling its story to the practitioner, and then I’m sharing that story. This is what your body is communicating to me about why you’re having these particular issues. It’s a layer by layer process,” said Lyn Delmastro-Thomson.

Client’s Progress

Lyn Delmastro-Thomson says that the end point of her program depends on her clients. Because each person is different, and the program is customized, it isn’t possible to achieve results within the same time frame.

“Personally, this was my health care. Even if I’m not working on some big issue, I would need some maintenance like occasional acupuncture or massage,” said Lyn Delmastro-Thomson.

She adds, “I typically work with clients for six months to a year. This applies to most of my clients with chronic illness or autoimmune disease. I speak to people twice a month since it is a period for integration between sessions of the body.”

You Are Not Your Diagnosis

Lyn Delmastro-Thomson’s book You Are Not Your Diagnosis is a memoir of what she went through.  It also contains tips on being cautious about what language we use because our words are powerful.

“It’s like you’re claiming ownership. There are tips on how to talk about chronic illness or chronic diagnosis without reinforcing it into your reality with the words that you use,” said Lyn Delmastro-Thomson.

Aside from that, the book also contains strategies for people to implement, to take control of their health and heal without band-aids or pills. Her book is an excellent resource for people trying to recover.

She cites another excellent book, The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton.  The book will help you understand the importance of positive thinking, so you can truly heal.

BodyTalk Access Class

For those who are in the Portland, Oregon area, you’re in for a treat! Because on September 14, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson is conducting a self-care protocol from 9 am to 5 pm.

The protocol is pretty simple. It only takes around ten minutes a day and involves five techniques. First is the Cortices, which is a Brain-Balancing Technique. It is followed by Switching or Stress Level Balance.

The third technique is learning to balance hydration. The fourth is about Body Chemistry, to help balance the immune system. Last but not the least is Reciprocals, to help re-establish the integrity of the body’s structures, improve postural alignment, increase flexibility and circulation of fluids and energy.

Simple Technique

Here’s how to condition your body to heal.  According to Lyn Delmastro-Thomson, this can be done in ten minutes or less.

  1. Breathe deeply. Inhale and exhale while being present and aware.
  1. Do a body scan from top of the head all the way down. Notice the areas where there is tension anywhere in the body.
  1. Ask is there anything that area wants from you or asking for.

Power Of The Mind

Like many experts, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson says our brain is powerful.  To get well, you have to believe that it will work.

“When somebody is dealing with something like chronic illness, the first thing that’s important is realizing that it doesn’t have to be your reality,” said Lyn Delmastro-Thomson. “Doctors come from a perspective of what they observed and learned in medical school, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will happen to you. You can shape things by believing your body can heal.” 

Bio

Lyn Delmastro-Thomson has a master’s degree in somatic psychology and is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and BodyTalk Access Trainer. After being misdiagnosed with leukemia at the age of 25, she became a curious explorer of a wide variety alternative medicine approaches. 

In this process, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson discovered her life’s work: supporting women living with life-changing diagnoses to find true healing so they may thrive beyond their diagnoses. She lives in the Portland, Oregon area and is an avid ballroom and Latin dancer, pianist, wife, and a proud mom to a puppy (Chico) and kitten (Cannoli).

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You Are Not Your Diagnosis Book

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Recommended Reading by Lyn Delmastro-Thomson

The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton

 

 


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Aug 7, 2018

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Genetic Expressions

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Genetic expressions significantly tell us if we are in optimal health.  It takes more than diet to improve our genetic expressions and unfortunately, not many people know that. To provide us with a better understanding of genetic expressions, our guest, Dr. Daniel Stickler will thoroughly explain how our body functions as a whole.

Idealistic Thoughts

When Dr. Daniel Stickler was going to medical school, he had this idea of what he thought medicine was about. Although he didn’t have a family member who was in medicine, he recalled that he looked forward to going to his pediatrician appointments.

“I saw medicine as enhancing the human experience. When I got to medical school, I realized it was more about disease models and about the postponement of death than it was really about optimizing the experience itself,” said Dr. Daniel Stickler.

He adds, “I was disenchanted and found surgery to be a happy medium. I felt it allowed me to do what I enjoyed doing. But I wasn’t doing the standard of trying to postpone death.”

Moving On

A couple of years later, Dr. Daniel Stickler discovered a process called age management. He pursued some affiliations with a company called Synergenics at that time and realized there were some limitations to that as well.

“It was more about enhancement using hormones, not quite the full extent of what I had envisioned. We developed our process with that over time and then added genetics to that,” Dr. Daniel Stickler said. 

Changing The Game

Eventually, Dr. Daniel Stickler and his team developed an entire program around systems-based precision lifestyle. But this time around, it was taking the human system as a whole.

“The health care system and even health and wellness are not a fixable system. It’s great when you’re sick,” said Dr. Daniel Stickler. “But for people who aren’t sick and even some people who are sick, they need a systems-based approach that is looking at their sleep, nutrition, movement, hormones, cognitive function, relationships, passions. Looking at all of that to bring the entire system into balance again.”

He adds, “So what we did, we created from scratch a new human model of health and wellness. Even in functional medicine, there is an approach in functional medicine that is not quite holistic either.”

Understanding The Human System

To understand the concept of genetic expressions, you have to look at the human system as a whole is a complex system. Dr. Daniel Stickler says complex means that the outcomes based on inputs are highly variable.

According to Dr. Daniel Stickler, medicine, health, and wellness have looked at the human model as a complicated system. And complicated systems have predictable outcomes. That’s why we have all these algorithms and medicine that we try to follow, but they don’t work at a lot of times.

Useful Tools

One primary tool that Dr. Daniel Stickler uses on his patients is coaching.  He says coaching helps people get healthy again.

“We take as much biometrics as we possibly can. It’s a matter of bringing it all together. You start to see patterns of things. And those patterns help guide interventions in moving forward,” said Dr. Daniel Stickler.

Generally, Dr. Daniel Stickler does a two-day intake with clients. And in the 16 hours that he allows for patients, Dr. Daniel Stickler usually spends three to four hours with patients when they first arrive. He comes up with a personalized plan for them and guides them. But ultimately, his clients make the decisions.

After the program, Dr. Daniel Stickler makes 30 to 40-minute coaching calls once a month. This next step involves taking the parameters, boosting lifestyle factors, supplementation, etc.

“Enhancements are beyond lifestyle factors that can take that human state to a new level of function. People usually want anti-aging, or they want cognitive enhancement. Unfortunately, they like to bypass steps, so I tame them down,” said Dr. Daniel Stickler.

Understanding Genetics

For you to better understand genetic expressions, you must first understand what genetics is. Dr. Daniel Stickler says our genetics is such an intelligent design of adaptation. There’s always some reason why a variant occurs more commonly or at a certain degree in the population. And as time goes on, they start finding these additional benefits for each one.

“The only time we have an epigenetic trap is things like environmental exposures to BPA that can trip our epigenetics expression,” said Dr. Daniel Stickler. “Environmental components are constantly manipulating our genetic expressions. We also don’t see changes in genetic code. What we see are changes in genetic expressions within that code.”

Environmental Components

Our environment also plays a big part in determining exactly how healthy we are. Dr. Daniel Stickler says a lot of the environmental chemicals are epigenetic traps. They cause a glitch, like a computer virus.

“We see a lot of the hormonal aspects and a significant drop in testosterone levels in both males and females over time and environmental chemicals contribute to that,” said Dr. Daniel Stickler.

Recommended Diet

Dr. Daniel Stickler advises that if you pick one diet that’s going to work best, it’s the traditional Mediterranean diet. Because it is primarily composed of fish, seafood, and a lot of vegetables. It also has a ton of olive oil which has a profound impact on the expression of our genes.

“But don’t go over 10% in saturated fat. Eat food that is as natural as possible. We’re such a hodgepodge of different nationalities now,” said Dr. Daniel Stickler. “And we don’t have that very strict lineage to trace back to what we have most optimized for. That’s why we can look at our genetics and other factors, so we get a suggestion of a dietary probability.”

He adds, “Small doses of toxins are beneficial for you. It makes you stronger. So, I don’t try to avoid that completely. I also don’t like a diet that limits macronutrients in some way.” 

Interpreting Data

Dr. Daniel Stickler shares that he and his team train epigenetic coaches to interpret genetic data. They are also taught to understand the epigenetic piece on top of that and how to access it.

He also says interpreting genetic data is a dynamic process. Ultimately, you have to test it and look at objective measures.

Sleep And Stress

Like every expert I have interviewed, Dr. Daniel Stickler says sleep is also an essential marker for health. On the other hand, stress on the body is something that you can perceive in a very favorable light.

When we shift our diet, it’s a shock to the system. It’s massive stress on the body. So when you look at a biometric diet, you will see a drop in heart rate variability.

“But what happens is, you get a cortisol release and that cortisol causes more of a euphoric feeling. So, when you shift into a dietary pattern, you get this misinterpretation that you’re feeling good because of the stress you induced in the body,” Dr. Daniel Stickler explains.

To get good sleep, Dr. Daniel Stickler advises first to figure out what is happening. Look if there is something in your lifestyle that is not optimized.

Some people have a natural tendency to wake up in the middle of the night. In the old days, people will go to sleep at sunset and wake up at 1 or 2 in the morning.  They’re usually up for an hour, and then they go back to sleep. Dr. Daniel Stickler works around those kinds of sleeping patterns because there’s a lot of variables you can look at.

Meditation

Apart from getting enough sleep, Dr. Daniel Stickler also stresses that learning to breathe the right way is also essential. According to him, it’s not a matter of how much your heartbeat changes between breaths.

“It’s more of how long the interval between beats is between breaths. And it’s healthy to have a large dynamic between that,” said Dr. Daniel Stickler. “A lot of this is the breathwork. It comes down to structuring the breath. We assess all our clients. we look at their breath structure, respiratory rate, and look at if breathing in the chest or belly.”

Dr. Daniel Stickler laments that majority of people don’t know how to breathe. So, part of his program is reprogramming clients on their breathing.

“They will be breathing in a baseline state, 16 to 20 breaths for minutes. That’s anxiety breathing. The healthy breath rate is 5 to 8 times a minute,” said Dr. Daniel Stickler.

He adds, “Bottomline, we have the responsibility for our health and success. Because you have the full right to do what you want to do.” 

Bio

Dr. Daniel Stickler is a future-focused visionary and human potential, evolutionary thought leader. He is the co-founder & Chief Medical Officer of the Apeiron Center for Human Potential and Apeiron Academy. He also serves as Medical Director of Nuerohacker Collective. 

Disheartened by our current “sick care” approach to health, Dr. Daniel Stickler created Human Potential Medicine; an integrated, bio-spherical systems approach that combines the scientific grounding and expertise of modern medicine, leading-edge genetic/epigenetic science and advanced neuro-psychophysiological modalities to synergistically expand human capacity. He also established the Apeiron Academy which offers advanced education to a tribe of like-minded individuals determined to shift the health & wellness paradigm from the current sick-care model to one of optimized human potential. 

Dr. Daniel Stickler entered medical school with a vision of helping people create an optimized life and found very quickly that the training focused predominantly on treating the disease to postpone our stepwise progression to death. This realization was the catalyst for a several decades journey to create a new way of living. An opportunity for one promotes youthful longevity and the potential for limitless life. 

His journey began as a general/vascular surgeon specializing in laparoscopic weight loss surgery. Striving for the best possible outcomes, he created a highly successful whole systems approach in collaboration with a skilled team of dietitians, health psychologists, and exercise physiologists. After ten years and nearly 3,000 operations, he concluded that the surgical approach was not an ideal option for long-term health and knew that lifestyle was the key to creating optimized health. 

The quest to discover the ideal approach to optimizing human potential took him on a path through functional medicine, alternative care, holistic approaches, naturopathic, and age-management medicine. Each modality fell short of the outcome of a genuinely optimized human as most were still focused on the disease model and in fact, were not much different from the allopathic approach. 

Continuing to search, an obsession with genetics and epigenetics was birthed. Following 10,000+ hours of research and several thousand client interactions, he correlates improved clinical outcomes by implementing lifestyle modifications to optimize genetic expressions. Finally, he has found the answer to precision programming for an optimized life: the DNA code, the blueprint design of all of life. This discovery has led to the clear knowledge that we truly can architect our evolution.

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Recommended Reading By Dr. Daniel Stickler

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

 

 


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Whitewash

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Whitewash is a riveting book exposing the truth behind companies like Monsanto.  There have been a lot of studies showing how Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide is harmful to our health but Whitewash dives more in-depth into that.  Today’s episode is a treat because we have the author of Whitewash, Carey Gillam to talk about how this weed killer is affecting our industry, economy and most of all, our health.

Early Passion

Carey Gillam recalls that from such a young age, she wanted to be anything else other than being a journalist. She was 11 or 12 years old, when Watergate happened and learned a lot of thing from that event.

As she grew older, All the President’s Men became her favorite movie and eventually found her passion in bringing forth information as a journalist. And she feels lucky to be doing that for over three decades now.

“We travel to really interesting places, meet people and learn about really interesting things and tell everybody else. It’s not even a job but rather an adventure,” said Carey Gillam.

Carey Gillam’s early years including covering real estate and the banking industry as well as sports and transportation. She also says there is a certain level of deception and secrecy that goes on behind the corporate veil and political circles. So, it’s not uncommon for journalists to be exposing things.

Food And Agriculture

Carey Gillam’s work over the past two decades focused on the big business of food and agriculture. She saw how dependent our modern system of farming has become on pesticide use.

“Pesticides are tied to a wide range of disease and health problems. They are used so pervasively. I’ve become quite passionate about sharing my research with others,” said Carey Gillam. “So, they can make informed choices about the foods they eat and feed their families. It also includes the policies they support or oppose that pertain to food and agriculture.” 

Investigating Monsanto

In the 1990s, Reuters wanted Carey Gillam to move to Kansas City and start writing about food and agriculture. Monsanto was based in the Midwest and had just introduced genetically-engineered crops.  They were revolutionizing farming and agricultural practices.

“At first, I was impressed. Monsanto welcomed me in. I saw the labs and talked to the scientists and got to visit some of their demonstration fields,” said Carey Gillam. “All they had out really then was herbicide tolerance. Which of course is not about the consumer but about encouraging the use of herbicide, primarily glyphosate.”

Weed Killer

To those who are unaware, glyphosate is the most widely used weed killer in the world. It’s what Monsanto uses in roundup. So, they developed genetically-engineered roundup-ready crops. The farmers would spray the crops directly with roundup, and that’s what genetically-engineering crops were all about in the 1990s.

“So, this GMO did not turn out to be what the companies were saying it would be. And what they are saying now is not about feeding the world. It’s about selling chemicals,” said Carey Gillam.

She adds, “Monsanto at one point wanted to engineer a roundup wheat. But farmers didn’t want to spray wheat with herbicide. It was a big battle for many years. It’s all about profit for a big handful of corporations.”

Study Results

Carey Gillam reveals that there are many scientists, researchers, medical professionals who do believe and are very concerned with what is currently happening. We went from forty million pounds of glyphosate use in the 1990s every year to about three hundred million pounds a year now.

It is sprayed not only on these GMO crops, but the companies have encouraged to spray it on things like wheat. Researchers have found it predominantly in flour. It is also used in orange groves and vineyards.

“We have allowed ourselves to be doused in pesticides and to be set up in a pesticide-dependent food production system. It’s not just glyphosate. Many other harmful pesticides are being used widely in our food system,” said Carey Gillam.

She adds, “These pesticides are tied to a whole array of diseases and human health problems. Other health issues include kidney disease, thyroid and reproductive issues, birth defects, lower birth rate babies, neurodevelopmental problems in children, ADHD, and autism.”

Carey Gillam also says the science varies. Some are certain, and some are less certain. She believes people from different sides can point to various research studies to support their views. But there’s a reason for concern.

“Insecticide use has fallen. A lot of that doesn’t account for the fact that we are now putting insecticide directly on the seeds rather than spraying on the crops,” said Carey Gillam. “Another thing that is not accounted for is that genetic engineering is having crops create their toxins, their insecticides so that the crop itself becomes the toxin.”

Covering Issues

Carey Gillam’s primary mission is to balance out the conversation, the level of education and information so people can make informed decisions. This way, public policy can be truly protective of public health. That’s what she’s hoping that comes out of her book Whitewash.

“I’ve been very cautious in covering this industry. Untruths don’t serve anybody well. When I went to testify before the European Parliament, they asked me to come and speak at the fall of 2017 about these matters,” said Carey Gillam.

She adds, “They were looking at re-licensing glyphosate. There have been decades of deception around this particular chemical. It’s perpetrated by a handful of companies, notably Monsanto and that’s documented.” 

Taking Control

The EPA was only formed in the 1970s and has a backlog of regulatory reviews. Carey Gilliam shares that in the United States, we have the mindset that until you prove that it’s dangerous, it pretty much can go out to the marketplace.

To avoid unhealthy products, Carey Gillam buys a lot of organic food. But there are times when she buys food products that aren’t organic.

“It comes down to personal choice and situation. On the other hand, pesticides, synthetic pesticides, chemicals are regulated through the EPA and the office of pesticide programs. USDA can get involved for things that are incorporated into the plant itself,” explains Carey Gillam.

“Scientists have been trying to raise the alarm bell in the last few years. But we lost our balance. We need to pay attention to what these chemicals do to our environment and our health,” said Carey Gillam. “And that’s what led to the formation of the EPA. There was a sense of trying to balance the scales. I believe that we lost that sense of balance. And we desperately need to regain it.”

Do The Research

According to Carey Gillam, glyphosate was synthesized and discovered many years ago by pharmaceutical interests. Glyphosate and roundup did make farming easier for farmers when it first came out. And that’s why farmers loved the system.

“But the greatest thing ever doesn’t always last.  And Mother Nature adapts. The more pesticides in your food and water, the more you want to be more concerned about it. And That’s something more scientists are writing about.”

Carey Gillam also stresses that when people educate themselves a little bit, every little information is power. If people care and they get the facts, and they present those facts to others, it can ultimately be meaningful.

Research isn’t done by one person or one group. Carey Gillam says it’s done by independent scientists and corporate scientists all around the world. And there are new studies that come out every year.

“The one-stop shop is this International Agency for Research on Cancer. But of course, the chemical industry works hard to try to discredit this agency. They pushed our lawmakers after they called glyphosate a carcinogen, to strip funding from this cancer science agency,” said Carey Gillam.

She adds, “And if you are concerned about your food and ingredients, reach out to your elected officials and tip companies. Get in touch with food manufacturers. Because it makes a difference.” 

Bio

Carey Gillam is a veteran journalist, researcher, and writer with 25 years of news industry experience focused on digging into the big business of food and agriculture. 

As a former senior correspondent for Reuters’ international news service, and current research director for U.S. Right to Know, Carey Gillam has uncovered biotech, agrochemical, and pesticide industry secrets that impact the health and safety of millions of people worldwide. 

Carey Gillam’s latest book, which has not made Monsanto happy, is Whitewash – The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science. You’ll be shocked and empowered when you find out what Carey Gillam has uncovered and details in her Whitewash book. 

Carey Gillam is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and North American Agricultural Journalists. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

Get Connected With Carey Gillam!

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Facebook – US Right to Know

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EPA

International Agency for Research on Cancer

Book by Carey Gillam

Whitewash

 

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