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Razi Berry on Naturopathic Medicine
Razi Berry is the founder of The Naturopathic Doctor News & Review Journal.
Cured of Heart Failure, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatiuge my guest is a walking billboard for natural medicine and the body’s ability to heal!
She is also the founder of the naturopathic web resource NaturalPath ( thenatpath.com).
“Healing is in our nature, and nature is the path to find it.”
Her personal journey from debilitating illness of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome to vibrant health led her to help others feel good again, naturally through her publications and summits.
Love is Medicine
“I’m launching The Heart Revolution which is a free eight-day online event with more than 60 experts to help us heal, empower and follow our hearts.
I’m passionate about leading people to the naturopathic lifestyle because most of our illness comes from actions and mindsets of self-sabotage and all healing is self-healing. Love is medicine!
The biggest lie we tell ourselves is “everything in moderation.” There is not such thing as feeling moderately great or being reasonably healthy and happy. Being honest with ourselves is the path to self-love and where real healing can occur.”
“All healing is self-healing,” Razi shares. When you apply for natural medicine, you are supporting your body’s ability to heal itself.
“You don’t have to give up your modern conveniences to live a healthier life. The key is to use technology more wisely, listen to your body and use your senses to take in important messages from your environment and the people around you.”
My e-book “Is it Time to Fire Your Doctor?” is critical to anyone who wants to feel good again, naturally. Download it for free!
Natural Steps You Can Take Now To Heal Your Thyroid and Metabolism
In this episode, I travel to Bastyr University (a prominent Naturopathic Medical College) to interview Thyroid expert Dr Denis Wilson.
In our interview, Dr Denis Wilson discusses how there are two different thyroid problems. You can have a thyroid, the gland, the noun, problem or you can have a thyroid adjective problem. Meaning the function of the thyroid hormone is not being utilized correctly by the cells in the body which leads to a low metabolic rate and a low body temperature.
Dr Denis Wilson says, “If you are on thyroid medication you do not have to be on it for the rest of your life!”
He discusses how traditional MDs will have their patient on T4 for life when that does not help the body heal or address the root issue that caused the low thyroid in the first place.
He also sees a lot of people who suffer from all of the symptoms of low thyroid function because their cells are not utilizing thyroid and yet on a blood test they appear to be normal.
An indication, he shares, is low body temperature. Anything below 98F is a body temp that can point to having low thyroid function.
Plan For Healing Your Thyroid
In our interview, Dr Wilson gives an action plan for healing your thyroid. If you have hypothyroid, meaning low thyroid function, Dr Denis Wilson recommends that you do the following:
1. Avoid stress
2. Declutter and simplify your life
3. Create a regular active relaxation routine
4. Eat organic food
5. Avoid gluten (barley, wheat, rye and oats)
6. Do high-intensity interval exercise on a regular basis / get your heart rate up
7. Take high-quality supplements that include iodine, zinc, and selenium.
8. Take herbs that support thyroid function such as Guggul Myrrh, Blue Flag Root.
9. Sometimes those with low thyroid function also need adrenal support. Taking herbs that support adrenal function like ashwagandha, eleutherococcus, rhodiola, holy basil.
Dr. Wilson says that after first trying everything on the above list if you still have low thyroid function he says you may temporarily need T3 therapy.
He goes on to describe a fascinating process where he uses a combination of natural medicine along with T3 to reset the body. He describes it as “resetting the thyroid pathways in all the cells of the body.” Dr Wilson discovered that sometimes the issue isn’t the thyroid but the receptors in the body that can be reset.
Dr. Wilson successfully works with patients to get their thyroid functioning healthfully again and get them off their medication!
You can have your doctor Dr. Wilson’s office 800-420-5801 to place orders or to make appointments for free medical technical training so that your doctor can help you get on Dr Wilson’s thyroid protocol. You can also visit Dr. Wilson’s website and find a doctor in your area that is already proficient in this way of healing.
Dr. Wilson shared that after beginning, this protocol patients notice a difference from a few hours to a few days or weeks. On Dr. Wilson’s protocol, you should see a difference within a few weeks.
For those with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Dr Wilson shares that there is great hope! He has helped them to heal using natural medicine and said that sometimes he had seen full recoveries.
For healing your thyroid when it comes to hyperthyroidism, Dr Wilson says that herbal support is the first thing you should do. There are herbs that will help to balance your thyroid.
Dr Denis Wilson – Recommended Reading:
Evidence-Based Approach to Restoring Thyroid Health – by Dr Denis Wilson
“Pain Does Not Have To Persist.”
My guest today shares some fascinating information that will inspire those who suffer from chronic pain. In our interview, Dr. Joe Tatta discusses how the brain changes with long-term pain, how it creates pain when it shouldn’t and what we can do to utilize our neurology to put an end to, or significantly decrease chronic pain.
Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy; a board-certified nutrition specialist and a functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues.
“My mission is to create a new paradigm around treating persistent pain and reverse our global pain epidemic. Your pain is real no matter what you have been told and there is hope no matter what your condition. If your pain has persisted longer than expected and you have struggled with finding a solution, know there are natural ways to change both the body and brain in a positive way so that pain ceases to persist.
We’ve been treating pain all wrong. The solution doesn’t come in a bottle; it begins by educating and empowering yourself about what pain really is and then taking control of your health. Your pain is real and there is hope. There are simple, easy-to-implement strategies that can free you from pain and live the life you deserve.”
How To Boost The Immune System – Kristi Acuna
My guest today is a fantastic example of someone in the holistic health field who is living her passion! I like to call her Controversial Kristi! While everyone in the mainstream was promoting low-fat diets she was telling us to eat lard and avoid kale! You need to listen to this interview to truly appreciate her sound advice for better health and more energy!
“I graduated with my BSNU in holistic nutrition and have certificates in completing a certain amount of hours training in Advanced Clinical Nutrition Response Testing.”
Kristi Acuña was born with a severe case of psoriasis – an autoimmune disease that causes red, patchy skin from head to toe. Her childhood was filled with frequent visits to pediatricians, dermatologists, and alternative health care practitioners to help cure – or at least control – her psoriasis. Each doctor visit became one disappointment after another, as all the medical professionals focused on treating her symptoms rather than getting to the root cause of the problem – what she was putting into her body. Consequently, all attempts failed.
After years of dealing with this unsightly and often painful disease, combined with taunting from her peers and classmates, Kristi’s self-esteem plummeted. Embarrassed and frustrated, Kristi wondered if she’d ever have a normal life.
When Kristi was 19 years old, her mother, a Registered Nurse for 27 years, studied to become a Traditional Naturopath. She was able to uncover the root cause of Kristi’s psoriasis and introduced her to a line of whole food supplements called Standard Process. The supplements and her new individualized nutrition plan cleared the psoriasis and gave Kristi a level of confidence she had never before experienced.
Holistic Nutrition gave Kristi back her LIFE.
Fueled by her gratitude for Holistic Nutrition and Standard Process’ amazing products, plus her desire to give others the gift of life and good health she has experienced, Kristi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health in Birmingham, Alabama. She’s been practicing Holistic Nutrition for over 11 years in Newport Beach, CA. She is also a graduate of advanced clinical training in nutrition response testing.
Kristi’s main objective is to find the root cause of her clients’ ailments and address them through nutrition and supplements. She applies two techniques:
Applied Kinesiology – a system that evaluates the structural, chemical, and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing; and
Foundational Evaluating – a physical examination by which a practitioner feels for inflammation and pressure in the body through palpation.
“I made and sell a DVD that is a tutorial walkthrough on how to grocery shop for your and your family. I walk though whole foods pointing out great brands to look for and health benefits and tips for alternatives! Really informative and helpful for the person who is lost at the store unsure of how to shop healthy for their family. it sells for $14.95”
Kristi Acuna teaches 3 steps to better health and more energy:
1– She stresses the importance of removing these oils:
- Soybean oil
- Corn oil
- Canola oil
- Vegetable oil
And adding in:
- Coconut oil
2 – Lessening your sugar. Try and be at 15 grams per day
3 – Go gluten free!
The Holistic Science of Increasing Fertility Naturally
If you have been searching for information on how to increase fertility naturally, you may just find what you are looking for in this episode. When Sarah Clark was 28 years old, she received a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure. She accepted the diagnosis and had both her children through in vitro fertilization. Years later she realized the root cause of her infertility was a food intolerance.
Sarah Clark is a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Sarah is the author of Fabulously Fertile – Supercharge your Fertility Naturally, Fabulously Fertile Cookbook, and Fertility Preparation Program. Her fertility coaching program, which includes functional lab testing, supports couples to make diet and lifestyle changes that dramatically improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby!
She is super proud of the amazing community in her Fab Fertile Support Group on Facebook where she offers free weekly challenges, motivation, and support to couples facing infertility!
Sarah Clark Offers:
- Free 15-minute health history review
- Fabulously Fertile Book
- Fabulously Fertile Cookbook
- Fertility Preparation Program
- Online Fertility Yoga Series
- Online Mindfulness Fertility Series – launching Jan 2017
- Fertility Coaching Program
In Our Interview Sarah Teaches:
- How diet and lifestyle impact fertility
- How food sensitivities can help to uncover why unable to conceive
- How functional testing can uncover areas for healing and improve chances of conception
- Which foods to each for pregnancy
- Which foods to avoid for pregnancy
- How functional testing helps get to root cause of infertility
Fabulously Fertile – Supercharge Your Fertility Naturally – by Sarah Clark
Conquering Infertility – by Dr. Alice Domar
Visit her website for the FREE 3-day Fertility Diet Challenge loaded with chef prepared recipes that will prepare your body for a baby!