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Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future is a unique book. It teaches you how to dig into your past and create a new and better version of yourself. Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future is about the power of self-awareness, letter writing, and self-reflection.

To tell us more about how Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future came to be, Personal Growth and Development Author Jeanette Schneider is here to talk about it in this episode.

Becoming a Mother

Jeanette Schneider shares that the inspiration behind writing her book, Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future is her daughter. She was inspired when she became the mother of a little girl.

Jeanette Schneider’s daughter Olivia was born in 2011. And having worked in a male-dominated industry, her daughter opened her eyes to reflect on her relationships and the course of her life.

“I was raised in a very patriarchal society, family and religion and moved to work in a male-dominated field. So was brought into the mindset that women by design are inferior to men,” said Jeanette Schneider.


So, Jeanette Schneider started down the road of self-discovery. She wanted to understand how to advocate for women and girls in the workplace. Shortly after, Jeanette Schneider stumbled on an accidental project wherein she invited successful and amazing women to share their stories. They challenged her to do the same, by uncovering the story of her beginning.

“I wrote a letter to my younger self which was part of this project. The first sentence was, you will spend most of your life believing you are unlovable,” Jeanette Schneider said. 

She adds, “I had to go back to my past to find out what message I received throughout my life that made me believe that way. And why I felt so strongly about helping women and girls.”


Jeanette Schneider recognized from a very young age of five that her mother was an alcoholic and an addict. She never said it, but her actions made Jeanette Schneider feel that she wasn’t as worthy of love as others. 

“You don’t realize through the course of your life how all of these messages and belief systems are infused within the DNA of who you are as a person,” Jeanette Schneider said. “And because of the conversations I had with my mother, I would show up in the world believing I didn’t belong there. It created some trouble for me in every aspect of my life.”

Meaning Of Lore

According to Jeanette Schneider, the word “lore” is an old word. It’s the folklore of your life. For Jeanette Schneider, it was looking back on the folklore and all the stories she believed about herself and all the things in her life.

She stresses that it had her daughter that made her think of who she was when she was a little girl. And what she needed to do to unhinge herself so that she could be the best person to guide her daughter.

Touching Base With The Past

Jeanette Schneider firmly believes in the power of visualization. She thinks we are too caught up in our minds. So, we have to sit back for a minute, close our eyes and envision a younger version of ourselves. Get your younger self clear in your mind, and he or she will naturally come to you.

“Pick out what does she look like, what are the expressions on her face, what is her stance and where is she,” suggests Jeanette Schneider. “Once you get clear on what she looks like, and the word that comes to mind as you’re looking at her, ask her what she needs from you. And a lot of times, that’s the big message.” 

For Jeanette Schneider, she had this poor, little, dejected girl looking at her at five years old saying she just wanted to be loved. She wants to be protected.

“And I think with everyone’s visualization process, it starts to unlock little unconscious memories and beliefs. We need to almost re-parent ourselves in these moments,” said Jeanette Schneider.

A New You

It’s been quite a journey for Jeanette Schneider. Recognizing she had this belief system is a sobering moment. She started to realize precisely what situations made her believe that she was unlovable and that was quite a journey.

“Since I wrote the letter, I completely restructured the way I entered friendships and relationships,” Jeanette Schneider said. “I got very purposeful, and I finally know my value because I had to go back and unwind all of the old and rewrite it.”

Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future

Jeanette Schneider initially started her advocacy wanting to help women. But she says her book, Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future is appropriate for both men and women.  A lot of men have told her that her book helped them as well.

“The book puts you like almost in a workshop, and there are five sections. The first section is the past. And that’s uncovering all the old belief systems. At the end of each chapter there is something called do the work,” explains Jeanette Schneider. 

She adds, “I suggest people read it without a journal at hand. So, they can answer the questions in the Do the Work section. It will help you pull things out of you and ask yourself some profound questions. And I even suggest the act of free writing.” 

The second section of Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future is about moving to active choice orientation and how we are the choices that we’ve made for better or for worse. Jeanette Schneider says it’s walking with that victim mentality and blame mentality. It encourages you to make an active role in the choices you are making.

The third part of Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future is manifesting the future. We also tap into our future or higher self. Start a relationship and conversation with the future you.

“Understand what it is we need to do now. It may be forgiving ourselves, to move things along,” said Jeanette Schneider.

The fourth part of the book is talking about your teacher. Jeanette Schneider says it’s so important to create our own purposeful messaging.

“It’s important for us to structure our friendships. And also help our children structure their friendships, their self-talk, and knowledge of who they are as individuals and their boundary making abilities as well,” Jeanette Schneider said. 

She adds, “A lot of times we don’t give children the ability to make their boundaries. So, they walk into poor relationship choices as they get older and not knowing how to advocate for themselves.”

Last part of Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future has a workshop feel. It is about pulling the old stuff out. And getting clear on what the new you looks like and aspires to be. Jeanette Schneider says it is about how you can allow that new version of yourself to influence either your children or people around you.

Key Things To Remember

Jeanette Schneider says self-development, learning to develop stronger boundaries and creating a new paradigm for yourself also requires hard work. And the shifting of relationships as well. So even if it painful, it has to be done.

“The best thing that happened to me is self-awareness. And that is understanding how I react in situations and recognizing that a lot of times things had nothing to do with me. Most fights happened because you triggered someone else or the language that you used,” said Jeanette Schneider.

How To Get Started

First, Jeanette Schneider suggests going back to your visualization and always start there. Start with the younger version of yourself because you get very pure.

Every time we look back, we change our time. When we look at our younger self, we take on a very nurturing tone. You are going to find your stance soften. Some of the questions you can ask yourself are:

  • What are you most proud of?
  • What is your greatest accomplishment?
  • What was your biggest lesson, and have you gotten far enough away from it?
  • What was your most humbling experience?
  • What were you missing as a child?
  • Who do you need to forgive and is that person you?

Then Jeanette Schneider advises looking at that future version of yourself. Ask what do the people who surround you look like? Who surrounds them? What are the characteristics of the people that surround you?

“Look at the relationships, characteristics, and values of those relationships. It understands the tribe of people who are surrounding the future version of yourself. In that visualization, there might be some clean up you might need to do,” said Jeanette Schneider. 

She adds, “The past is there to teach you. And if you feel resistance, lean into it. Those messages and things will show up in other ways. It will show up in future relationships. When you feel the tears start to come or start to close your mind, that’s where you lean deeper into who you are because the other side is so much more blissful.”


Jeanette Schneider is the founder of Lore Advocacy, a network of professional women whose goal is to inspire women to change the world through a gender lens of equality, self-actualization and the fearless shattering of glass ceilings. 

Jeanette Schneider stated Lore and Little Things ( in 2015 as a platform catering to women who want to be part of a conversation that is positive, present and offers no advice other than trust yourself and harm no one. Her debut book, Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future is to be released in September 2018. 

Jeanette Schneider has brought her empowering lectures and workshops to The Influencer Academy, The Women’s Leadership Conference at MGM, Alturas Institute, KaiaFIT, Bank of America, Girls for Progress and more. Her debut book, Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future is to be released in September 2018. 

In addition to her work in women’s equality, Jeanette Schneider is a Senior Vice President in the financial services industry. She serves on the boards of Spread the Word Nevada, the President’s Advisory Council for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and The Alturas Institute. 

In 2015, Jeanette Schneider was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce in Nevada and was selected as a Vegas, Inc. “Woman to Watch” in 2016. 

Jeanette Schneider is the proud mother of Olivia, age 7, and in her spare time enjoys travel, yoga and charity work.

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Dr. Nicola Dehlinger and Ashley James

Decreasing stress and listening to your inner critic plays a significant role in our overall well-being. Once we master ways of decreasing stress and listening to our inner critic, this self-awareness can help us cope with the demands and stress from outside factors. To explain the ways of decreasing stress and listening to your inner critic, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger will dive into that in this episode.

Early Years

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger first learned about Sigmund Freud when she was in elementary school. She was turned on by his concept regarding analyzing dreams and helping people feel better.

When Dr. Nicola Dehlinger reached high school, her interest turned to psychiatry. But doing pre-med in college, she hated it. Dr. Nicola Dehlinger had a hard time connecting with pre-med colleagues.

Defining Moment

Studying about U.S. health care systems, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger who was then 19 years old, was dissatisfied. She wondered what to do especially since she was almost done with pre-med.

One year when she was back at home for winter break, the mom of one of Dr. Nicola Dehlinger’s friends suggested that she talk to her doctor.  That doctor happened to be a Naturopathic Doctor, and a very popular one, too.

“As things evolved for me during medical school, I was drawn to mind-body medicine. I wanted to help put back together the relationships between our emotions, mental well-being, and physical health,” said Dr. Nicola Dehlinger.


Dr. Nicola Dehlinger’s first job was at an HIV wellness clinic. Because she speaks Spanish, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger was hired as a medical assistant and worked with a lot of therapists.

“I got to hone my skill set around integrating Naturopathic Medicine and physical health with this mental health component,” said Dr. Nicola Dehlinger. “I did it for three years and moved to Colorado in 2006 to help co-found a wilderness therapy organization called Open Sky.”

Personal Journey

Life outside looked great, but Dr. Nicola Dehlinger soon realized she wasn’t happy. She was in an emotionally abusive marriage and decided to work on herself by decreasing stress.

“Through my process of traditional therapy, mind bodywork with my mentor, I started cultivating a relationship with myself,” Dr. Nicola Dehlinger said. “That relationship with myself was what enabled me to get out of a job that was tearing me apart on a personal level. And get out of relationships that weren’t supportive to me on any level.” 

Soon after, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger eventually opened a private practice and made time to sit with patients. It was then that she realized that her patients had the key to their healing and decreasing stress.

“My job got easy. Just by listening to people more deeply, I started realizing how much wisdom each of us brings to the table but that we don’t see. Because we’ve been told that we don’t know the answers,” said Dr. Nicola Dehlinger.

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger also realized that the more she can help people come back into themselves and decreasing stress, the fewer symptoms they have. This way, they can enjoy more health and vitality in their life.

“The number one expert on your health and well-being will always be you. And sometimes it’s nice to have a guide. Because we don’t necessarily know which way to go,” Dr. Nicola Dehlinger said. “The body is divinely wise. When you have symptoms, that is the body expressing dis-ease in somewhere in the body.”

Understanding Stress

In our culture, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger says we don’t get praised for acknowledging stress. Career expectancy is higher. And the pace in which we communicate now between text and social media, we are expected to process about a thousand times more pieces of information in a day than we were 20 or 25 years ago.

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger also mentions that with regards to technology, there is a physiological stressor of receiving information. She believes we are running ourselves down in small increments.

“When we start normalizing a collective experience, all of a sudden, nobody is talking about it anymore. It’s interesting how we don’t see it and don’t equate it.” Dr. Nicola Dehlinger said.

Common Denominators

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger observed that most people would identify with the feeling of overwhelm when it comes to stress. Another symptom is sharpness regarding being cognitive.

On the other hand, some people have issues with insomnia. Dr. Nicola Dehlinger says peeing in the night is an indicator of sleep quality unless it is a prostate issue. Having a hard time getting out of bed, digestive changes and constipation can also be stress factors.

“Part of that is because we don’t have enough energy to wake up early enough to have morning routines like five minutes of stretching, a glass of lemon water before coffee and a breakfast that you sit down and chew,” said Dr. Nicola Dehlinger.

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger also says we have to think about all of the physiological components that the sympathetic nervous system does for us to fight or flee. We were designed to be in that fight or flight around 10% of the time. And physiologically, it has a significant impact on blood sugar metabolism, cholesterol, and blood flow. But the good news is, we can reverse all of this.

“Adverse childhood events affect. Around two adverse events pose a risk of increase of disease, disability and even premature death by ten years,” Dr. Nicola Dehlinger said. “If more than four adverse events occurred, one is more likely to have a dangerous lifestyle like smoking, attempted suicide, alcoholic or using IV drugs when they become adults.” 

She adds, “Our tendency to be in abusive relationships, to becoming obese, having heart and lung disease and liver disease have a higher risk of depression and overall lower health and vitality. Once we realize their early experiences could determine chronic disease as an adult in childhood, then we can start working on that.”

Emotional And Mental Effects

The moment when Dr. Nicola Dehlinger addresses the history of abuse or trauma of the patient and start exploring that, she helps people safely tell their story. If there’s nobody to help us integrate that experience, it becomes a glitch in our system.

“We start tripping over that disintegrated experience and form a solid memory. Then when we are triggered to remember that event, we can’t integrate that experience,” said Dr. Nicola Dehlinger. “All of a sudden, all these other experiences we have in an adult body or adult experience, it pulls on a string. And the whole system gets reactivated.” 

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger says what she can do is help someone be more present by assisting them to acknowledge that it was impactful to them. She says we can’t change our paths, but we can change how we can relate to it by bringing it out of the closet and into the light.

Emotional vs. Physical Health

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger believes emotion and physical health are very related. She says we don’t value rest. But it’s not about sleep, but instead, it’s about the lack of doing something while awake.

“When there is an energetic shift in the body, it creates a chemical shift, and that creates a psychological shift. We have to let go of this idea that our mental body isn’t affecting our physiology,” Dr. Nicola Dehlinger explains.

Ways in Decreasing Stress

It’s okay if you don’t have much time to devote to yoga or meditation practice. But if you have five minutes and you can use an app or follow the inhale and exhale of your breath, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger says you can change how your genes express themselves.

“It creates a mitochondrial resilience. Because some cellular prophecies get stabilized to the adaptation of oxidated stress. And that, in turn, enhances cell survival and cell function. The more we practice, the more of these mitochondrial-positive changes we see occur,” Dr. Nicola Dehlinger said.

According to Dr. Nicola Dehlinger, these are the core cellular changes that are creating a broad base of shifting. And that’s how the mind-body affects doing something like relaxation. When we have better molecular resilience, we will see more physiological medical, psychiatric resistance.

“For the body to be able to receive food, we have to be more in that parasympathetic states. Take three deep breaths before starting a meal. Put your fork down between bites. These are mindful practices,” recommends Dr. Nicola Dehlinger.

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger says people realize that when you stop and don’t push through, you come back to your task infinitely more refreshed. She also says that the reason high school classes and therapy sessions are 50 minutes long, is because every hour, our brain wants to do something new.

“It doesn’t have to be something big. This is how we start the process of disconnecting. We don’t respond to our body when it’s thirsty, hungry or needs to use the bathroom,” said Dr. Nicola Dehlinger.

Physiological Benefits Of Decreasing Stress

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger says cortisol has a significant impact in decreasing stress. Because it has two main roles in the body. One is to manage stress, and the other is to manage inflammation.

“Our body is going to give the cortisol down that stress management pathway preferentially. And we won’t have as much cortisol dedicated to the management of inflammation,” said Dr. Nicola Dehlinger. 

She adds, “Inflammation is a huge part of our repair system in our body. Where we can get trouble is when that repair system never gets shut off. It can lead to another disease state like Parkinson’s, irritable bowel syndrome or cardiovascular disease. It is also important to look at what you are eating. You may be sensitive to food that is creating more inflammation in your system as a whole.”

Jumpstart To Decreasing Stress

First, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger advises to jot down a list of 5 to 10 symptoms. Then get quality sleep, have clarity of mind, proper digestion, mood patterns.

“There is also a huge spectrum of adrenal fatigue where when we first start getting adrenal burnout, it feels good. The next stage is where we are feeling wired and tired. We’re starting to feel the effect of the stimulation. And our body will then start to be resistant to all the stress,” said Dr. Nicola Dehlinger.

In the end, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger says the cortisol will drop. Everything in our body gets low like anxiety, depression, irritability.

“Recognize that this is a long process. Give yourself a one out of ten rating daily at the end of every day to track what you do. Let your body time to get 80 to 90% healed,” said Dr. Nicola Dehlinger.

Inner Critic

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger is running a 5-month program, “Becoming Your Own Best Friend: A Five Month Program to Tame your Inner Critic, Let Go of Self-Judgment, and Lift Depression to Create an Inspired, Joyful Life!” It is a web-based program designed to help all of us quit beating ourselves up and find more compassion for ourselves.

“We spend so much time and energy shutting out our inner voice. And we run, hide, or push against it. The inner critic is that part of the brain that lights up when we make a mistake to that we remember it and not make a mistake again,” Dr. Nicola Dehlinger said.

The inner-critic will show our mistakes to us a lot of times. Dr. Nicola Dehlinger says it’s a self-protective mechanism that helps you to learn and grow from past mistakes or experiences.

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger further explains that the inner critic thinks that he or she is the only one driving the bus. It has to hammer the message into the ground because nobody is listening. And nobody is actually in communication nor a relationship to this part of ourselves.

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger believes it’s time to face this part of ourselves that we think is mean and cruel. And we can come back to our natural state of being which is the state of self-awesomeness.

“Start getting in touch with yourself in a way that you’re understanding what’s driving the stress and what’s driving you the pressure that you’re putting on yourself to do what you’re doing. Become aware there’s a problem,” advises Dr. Nicola Dehlinger.

She adds, “Then let yourself feel into whatever that thing is. it will inherently shift how you are relating to whatever is stressing you out, and you’re probably could be inspired by the way you could do it differently.”


Dr. Nicola Dehlinger received her B.A. in International Health from Brown University in 1997, graduating with honors. During college, she ran her first peer education groups for at-risk adolescents. In her undergraduate and post-graduate years, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger did extensive international travel looking at various psycho-social factors which affect personal health and healthcare delivery. 

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger also learned from local traditional healers about the impact of the community on individual health. Before moving from Boston to Phoenix, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger was certified as a Reiki Master/Teacher in the traditional Usui system of Reiki, a Japanese healing art. Between travel expeditions, she did case management and client advocacy for people living with mental health, HIV, and addiction issues. 

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona in 2004. In addition to the standard curriculum, she took classes in craniosacral therapy at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. 

During medical school, she served as a Naturopathic Medical Assistant at an HIV wellness organization (Body Positive) in Phoenix, AZ. She also worked at a domestic violence shelter providing support to women and their children. After completing medical school, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger maintained a private practice in a yoga studio. She also worked with patients at Body Positive where she utilized her Spanish fluency working with the Latino community. 

In 2006, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger moved to Durango, CO to co-found Open Sky, a wilderness therapy program for young adults and adolescents coping with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, disordered eating, substance abuse, failure to launch, and others. In her role as Wellness Director, she was the first to integrate naturopathic medicine into wilderness therapy and set a new standard of care for health and nutrition practices in therapeutic programs across the country. 

Dr. Nicola Dehlinger created a weekend designed to expose parents to wellness practices and learn how to incorporate them into their already full lives effectively. It was working at Open Sky that rekindled her interest in mental health-related issues and brought her back to the principle of actively connecting the mind and body as the key to healing. 

Today, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger sees clients in her naturopathic medical practice in Durango. Her focus is working with clients on mental health issues – from insomnia to anxiety to eating problems. She also enjoys working with people who are interested in enhancing their life by optimizing their health. Dr. Nicola Dehlinger welcomes all patients, regardless of age or ailment, who are willing to invest in themselves. Raised and educated on the East Coast, Dr. Nicola Dehlinger relocated in 2000 and fell in love with the openness of the Southwest. It was in this part of the country that she learned how to rock climb and strengthened her passion for hiking, camping, and yoga.  In her free time, if you can’t find her in the mountains, you will see her in the garden or the kitchen with her son.

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Natural hormonal balance without hormone-replacement is possible and something every woman needs to know. It is vital for women because it helps us regulate our period, deal with menopause and helps us deal with reproductive issues better. To explain how we could have natural hormonal balance, Naturopath Dr. Ginger Nash dives into that in this episode.


Dr. Ginger Nash’s journey of being interested in ways of attaining natural hormonal balance started in the 90s in Portland Oregon. She studied in a school called National College of Naturopathic Medicine back in the day. Now the school is called the National University of Natural Medicine.

“My journey to Naturopathic Medicine started with a background in the history of medicine. When you go to Naturopathic Medical school, you have trials you have to get through. It’s not the easiest profession to make a success of,” said Dr. Ginger Nash.

But Dr. Ginger Nash also reveals that she didn’t have that insecurity that a lot of other people struggled with. She was always interested in issues around women’s health even when she was studying history. That eventually led to her current focus on teaching women how to achieve natural hormonal balance.

“So, I came to the profession with such deep respect for the mysteries of the body and the complexity of the body. And I think that works well for a Naturopathic philosophy,” said Dr. Ginger Nash. 

Personal Health Issues

Dr. Ginger Nash had major abdominal surgery back in the 90s when she was a graduate student and didn’t have health insurance. She had a 30-centimeter ovarian cyst destroying her ovary and fallopian tube and had irregular cycles. It was apparent that she didn’t have any idea of how important it was to have a natural hormonal balance.

“I was taking oral contraceptives for six or seven years and came off a year before this crisis erupted. The day I was released from the hospital when I was 25 years old, I had an epiphany,” Dr. Ginger Nash said. 

She adds, “I decided I wanted to go to Naturopathic medical school and learned what a Naturopath was because of my job as a research assistant.  That’s why I wanted to be a doctor. So, I applied right away and threw myself into the study of medicine. It was a radical shift.” 

Career Challenges

Naturopathic Doctors are still struggling to get a Federal law to be legitimized in larger institutionalized circles. But Dr. Ginger Nash says the beauty of what they do is that so many people in the grassroots level want this type of approach to their health.

“Naturopathic doctors are important in really helping people with complex issues that involve various parts of the body and various organ systems. There are so many different aspects to the way we can work with somebody,” said Dr. Ginger Nash. 

She believes that one should see a Naturopath if you have a chronic disease and you have to keep taking drugs to manage symptoms. Dr. Ginger Nash says the solution would be to get to the root cause causing the chronic disease process. As for diet, she says there are a lot of tweaks they can make nutritionally which has tremendous benefits on a person’s health. 

Lymph System

The lymph system is the waste system of the body. Dr. Ginger Nash says we all have this tremendous exposure to the thousands of chemicals that comes to our environment daily. And research shows the lymph system has to work adequately for us to eliminate toxins.

“It is the lymph system that picks up the toxins after they exit the cell and move it around the body. Ultimately, you don’t want to get it stuck in other parts of the body but rather dump it into the gut so that you can eliminate it,” said Dr. Ginger Nash.

There’s a lot of issues with lymphatic health. Dr. Ginger Nash says if you have a chronic infection, your lymph will slow down and become sluggish because of that. This is because the lymphatic system plays a huge role in our immune system and the body’s ability to eliminate waste products.

“It moves all the white blood cells around the body. And acts like the scavenger for some pre-cancerous cells,” said Dr. Ginger Nash. “The lymphatic system also plays a role in our hormone system because the minute amounts of hormones that are moved around the body to target tissues are extraordinarily important.” 

She adds, “Most women these days are progesterone-deficient. And the lymphatic fluid attracts progesterone more readily. So even if you have adequate progesterone, you might not be moving it around the body well enough. But if you have low progesterone, your lymphatic system can help balance your hormones indirectly as well.”


Dr. Ginger Nash reveals that many women are progesterone-deficient and that hampers natural hormonal balance. Because chemicals in the environment play a big factor. A lot of plastics, toxins, and chemicals mimic the effects of estrogen in our bodies.

“It’s not a true progesterone-deficiency, but you get relatively higher estrogen levels or estrogen activity. Many women also do not have proper ovulation cycles each month. If you are taking any synthetic hormones or contraceptives, you are suppressing that ovulatory function and your body’s natural production of progesterone,” said Dr. Ginger Nash.

Importance of Progesterone

Progesterone is essential to balance out the effects of estrogen. Dr. Ginger Nash says estrogen, on the other hand, is a growth hormone and it creates cell turnover. It’s an excitatory hormone for the brain. So, you can have a lot of anxiety and stress.

Dr. Ginger Nash further explains that progesterone has a calming effect in the brain. It also has a bone-building effect. While it has a little impact on your libido, it affects the whole symphony of the female lunar cycle or monthly cycle.

“If you’re suppressing that natural monthly rhythm, you are suppressing your relationship with yourself in a very deep way. Although these hormonal fluctuations can make us feel out of balance and off-kilter, it does connect us with our bodies in a very deep way,” said Dr. Ginger Nash.

Dr. Ginger Nash likewise shares that synthetic drugs deplete b12 and folic acid. That’s why for women who are taking the pill, they should be taking certain B vitamins that are depleted by the use of the pill.

“That can make your cervix more susceptible to cervical cancer. There’s absolutely a connection between oral contraceptives and synthetic hormones on a woman’s mental health,” Dr. Ginger Nash said. 

Barrier Method Vs. Natural Methods

When you’re taking the pill, you’re not protecting yourself from sexually-transmitted diseases. So, Dr. Ginger Nash stressed the importance of using condoms or a cervical cap.

Cervical caps now come in silicone. And you can get fitted for those, or you can get a prescription. It gets fixed right over the cervix, and you can use it with or without spermicide.

“For those of you who had abdominal surgery or have lost an ovary, don’t be concerned because ovarian cysts are so common. There’s very little change in fertility rate even if you have one ovary,” Dr. Ginger Nash said.

Dr. Ginger Nash also says women at menopause are now being put on the pill. Because so many women are afraid of hormone replacement therapy for a good reason.

That’s why Dr. Ginger Nash makes extra effort to educate women. There are options and other ways of achieving natural hormonal balance besides just suppressing your natural rhythm.

“You have to find out what the cause of the heavy flow is. Is it fibroids? Or is it estrogen dominance? Curcumin is effective for heavy bleeding. Check your diet also. Ultimately, you shouldn’t be debilitated with your monthly period,” advises Dr. Ginger Nash.

Dr. Ginger Nash also clarifies that some women may need bio-identical hormone replacement. But that should eventually be weaned off because she believes that women aren’t meant to have these levels of hormones into an advanced stage.

“Any rapid change in hormone levels is going to produce temperature dysregulation issues potentially. Sometimes when you are estrogen dominant or when you have a big jump in your estrogen levels, you can also get hot flashes when your estrogen goes up,” Dr. Ginger Nash reveals. 

She also adds that sometimes, irregular sleep patterns might be the reason for a woman’s cycle to be off. The same goes for those who exercise compulsively.

Menopause Program

Dr. Ginger Nash has an excellent program for women. Feminology is the art and science of female hormones. It aims to help women better understand themselves and the working of their bodies, especially the subtle orchestra of our hormones.

The program is focused on primary hormone balancing and repairing damage caused by hormonal contraceptives. It is combined with cleanses like a post-holiday cleanse in January, spring cleanses in spring, and a fall cleanses in October.

Dr. Ginger Nash deemed it best to launch her menopause program around those cleanses, so women can start with a 10-day food-based cleanse. This way, they get to dive deep on what’s the best diet for them regarding hormone balancing.

After doing the basic three modules, women get to focus on what’s possible for them at menopause. Dr. Ginger Nash loves to call menopause the age of wisdom and strength. Because she thinks women at this age learned a thing or two about themselves. And hopefully throughout their lives.

“When they are ready to face a new life stage, hopefully with some empowerment and support through the program, they can figure out what they want and what is going to make them feel the best,” Dr. Ginger Nash said. 

She adds, “It’s never too late to make a little step in the right direction for your health. If you had a lifetime of bad habits, food issues, and food hang-ups, it is never too late to take steps to ensure great health, longevity and enjoy the quality of your life.”


Dr. Ginger Nash graduated from The National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 and her 20 years of clinical practice has worked with thousands of women on natural hormonal balance without the use of hormone replacement. Complex homeopathy, herbal medicine, and nutrigenomics are the therapeutic cornerstones of her practice. 

Dr. Ginger Nash taught at the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine clinic for six years and had taught seminars for other healthcare professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada for over a dozen years. She is a sought-after speaker and has recently launched online health programs for women through her umbrella organization called “Feminology: The Art and Science of Female Hormones” with her colleague Dr. Tara Nayak. These doctors interweave the scientific knowledge behind natural medicine and the art of helping women heal.

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Dr. Jay Davidson and Ashley James

BioActive carbon has proven to help repair the body and restore it to optimal health. Recognizing the need to address different health issues, Microbe Formulas have produced natural supplements as a protocol for better health.  The co-founder, Dr. Jay Davidson is a returning guest who has extensively shared ways on how to detox parasites in a previous episode.

Phase One

In teaching us the entire protocol for better health, Dr. Jay Davidson initially explains that phase one is focused on drainage. It is also to prepare the body and minimize symptoms as you move forward. 

“As we get more people to follow this protocol, we realize that there are some added things that we needed in here. Primarily the drainage support is what changes everything,” said Dr. Jay Davidson. “When we’re looking at drainage and how to repair the body, you want to look at what are all the drainage pathways.”

Dr. Jay Davidson says that ideally, two or more bowel movements a day is needed to heal the body. Because when you start moving into supporting the immune system, going after pathogens, detoxing and pulling the chemicals out, it’s a lot easier for those pathways to get clogged up. As soon as those pathways get clogged up, that’s when symptoms happen.

“Phase one we look at supporting the intestinal tract, liver bile duct, and kidneys. If the colon backs up, it backs everything up. If the liver bile duct is backed up, then it backs up what’s above that,” Dr. Jay Davidson explains. “What’s above that is the lymphatic system, and then we look at organs and tissues. And one of the important organs is the brain.”

Listening To Symptoms

I have always stressed in past episodes that it is vital to listen to our body. Symptoms are there to give clues on what is going in. Dr. Jay Davidson says that for example, headaches, brain fog, cognitive type issues, and insomnia can signify that something is amiss. 

“We know there’s usually something backed up in the chain of drainage. Whether it’s the colon, liver bile duct, lymphatic system or all of the above for it to clog up,” Dr. Jay Davidson said. 

He adds, “The liver bile duct is one of the most important that I see what holds people back from getting well clinically. And the more attention you give to the liver bile duct, the better off we’re going to be.”

BioActive Carbon Products

Dr. Jay Davidson mentioned that a product in phase one is BioActive Carbon Foundation. It is there to support quite a bit of thing. The BioActive Carbon always get their attention for binding. But more importantly, the BioActive Carbons help to give carbon and hydrogen to the body and oxygen as well.

“So, if you look at how the body is made, 96% is carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Under 4% is minerals,” said Dr. Jay Davidson. “The BioActive Carbon is giving the base bone of our body support. It is also doing other things like binding and detoxing the pathways.”

Activated Charcoal

If we go out and buy activated charcoal or an activated carbon charcoal type supplement, Dr. Jay Davidson says it could come from a lot of different sources. Incidentally, activated charcoal is a long chain carbon and there are different chains of carbon.

“In the BioActive Carbon, we have small, medium and long. The long sit inside the GI tract. So, the liver processes toxins.  Phase one and phase two detox is how it processes chemicals. Phase 3 is drainage,” Dr. Jay Davidson explains. 

He adds, “The healthy way is that these by-products then get dumped into the bile. Bile holds on to toxins and pathogens live in there as well. It causes stagnation and causes things to get thick and affects our GI.”

BioActive Carbon Iodine

When bile is recycled, Dr. Jay Davidson says it will bring along that by-product of the chemicals and toxins with it. Activated charcoal has been known to help bind on to the bile. It is a long chain carbon. When activated charcoal binds on to the bile, the body then eliminates it through the feces.

“We utilize BioActive Carbons in many instances. And we modify the molecule based on what the needs are,” said Dr. Jay Davidson. “Bioactive Carbon Iodine is a new product of ours, designed to bind on to bad halogens like chlorine or bromine specifically. It grabs on to those halogens that typically displace iodine.”

Dr. Jay Davidson also explains that if you take a lot of iodine, it can cause a thyroid storm. Because the iodine will turn the thyroid on. It’s needed to heal the thyroid. But if you have strong autoimmunity, you want to balance the minerals out.

Understanding Mitochondria

A lot of people do not know how mitochondria affect our overall health. Dr. Jay Davidson says mitochondria has been talked about a lot. But it’s rare to find stuff that works to open that up.

“When you look at mitochondria, they produce ATP in the cells. And when the mitochondria are blown out, we don’t get the cellular energy,” Dr. Jay Davidson said. 

He adds, “Until we get the cellular energy up above where the chronic infection and toxicity is, we’re not going to re-establish that. As soon as you stop detoxing, it’s going to start creeping back up. You have to re-establish cellular energy, so you don’t have to take stuff forever.”

Biomolecular Oxygen

According to Dr. Jay Davidson, biomolecular oxygen is stabilized oxygen. Dr. Jay Davidson has been using it whenever he does coffee enemas once a week.

“I put a tablespoon of molasses in there to hold it in easier. Then I add the BioActive Carbon minerals and biomolecular oxygen. Ten drops of each. You can nebulize it if you have lung issues,” suggests Dr. Jay Davidson.

Fulvic Acid

Dr. Jay Davidson also claims that his team has been able to stabilize the oxygen inside the fulvic acid or extracts of the fulvic acid molecule. So, not only is it delivered in the body, but it also sustains.

“Another thing you can look at is perfusion index percentage. It is a better marker to look at overall health. That’s the health of your arteries and the ability for the blood to penetrate the tissues and get absorbed,” Dr. Jay Davidson said. 

He adds, “If a protocol will help those who are chronically ill, a protocol also takes your health to a whole new level even if you’re not in the chronic illness side.”

Coffee Enema

To those who want to try a coffee enema, Dr. Jay Davidson recommends getting organic, non-pesticide sprayed coffee beans. Light or air roasted coffee is best.

“It’s not green coffee, but it’s not a medium or dark roast. We go for light or air-roasted because it has more things we want health-wise, especially that the liver will benefit from,” reveals Dr. Jay Davidson. “It increases detoxification, raises glutathione, increases bile production of the liver and increases purging of the bile.”

Here are the steps on how to do a coffee enema:

  1. Put a tablespoon of ground coffee per cup of water. If you do a 4-cup solution, put four tablespoons of ground coffee in water.
  2. You can add essential oils or molasses — the reason why Dr. Jay Davidson adds the molasses in his coffee enema is actually to make it easier to hold it in.
  3. Boil coffee on the stove for 20 minutes and hold the enema for 15 minutes.

“When you hold coffee in, it speeds up the blood flow. Blood usually goes through the liver every six minutes. When you do a coffee enema, that shrinks to 3 minutes,” Dr. Jay Davidson said.

BioActive Carbon BioTox

BioActive Carbon BioTox is for ammonia, mold, fungus, and candida.  Dr. Jay Davidson says it helps to regulate oxygenation up. It is also a perfect supportive formula for cellular energy.

“You can take BioActive Carbon Biotox and BioActive Carbon Foundation before and after a coffee enema. The BioTox not only is in phase two but can also be in phase zero or the energy booster pack because it helps the mitochondria,” said Dr. Jay Davidson.

Gallbladder Flush

To restore health, Dr. Jay Davidson gave these simple protocol:

  1. Don’t eat fat for the day.
  2. Stop eating at 2 pm.
  3. Drink some Epson salt around 6 pm and 8 pm. It’s going to cause diarrhea, and it will clear the intestines and move stuff quick.
  4. Take some olive oil and fresh grapefruit. Mix and drink it.
  5. Lie down and fall asleep. Olive oil causes the bile and gallbladder to purge.
  6. Start drinking Epson salt in the morning as well to flush colon.

Eating Right

Dr. Jay Davidson is no different from the other experts we had on the show as far as food is concerned. He says good diet is essential. Because it is the foundation.

“You can’t out supplement a bad diet. Make sure you are eating clean and healthy,” said Dr. Jay Davidson. “Beyond that, you can look at the supplements and what you can do to help support the liver. 

He adds, “We have a formula called Kidney Liver Detox. But a lot of supplement companies have kidney formulas and gallbladder bile duct type formulas as well. Apart from that, also eat food with bitters in them.”

Phase Two

Dr. Jay Davidson says phase two is necessary because the big toxicity epidemic has created an environment to attract the body to parasites. He believes that the idea wherein we are going to be sterile from parasites is not reality. Because we’re not eliminating every single critter in the body or parasite.

“Parasites will absorb toxins and heavy metals. So, when you’re doing as a parasite-type cleanse, I recommend at least 90 days,” said Dr. Jay Davidson. 

He adds, “People with chronic illness or health issues could be much longer. Bottom line, when it comes to cleansing, persistence, and consistency is the name of the game. Also, do a longer initial cleanse and then modify the maintenance.”

Mimosa Pudica Seed

Mimosa Pudica Seed is one of the products under the Microbe Formulas label. Dr. Jay Davidson says it is the formula one, followed by the BioActive Carbon BioTox.

Dr. Jay Davidson also clarifies that BioTox could be in phase zero or energy booster pack. It is an organic ingredient and they have a special way to grind it down that is effective. It is also a great gut grabber and gut scrubber.

“We know we can’t be all things to everybody. But the things we up out with, we want to be able to make changes in people’s lives and come out with the best stuff,” Dr. Jay Davidson said.


Dr. Jay Davidson D.C., PSc.D. completed his undergraduate studies at University Wisconsin La Crosse Majoring in Biology with biomedical concentration and chemistry minor. He received his doctorate of chiropractic degree at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minnesota. 

Dr. Jay Davidson focuses on functional, natural medicine. He is a husband and a father. He is also a popular speaker and a two-time #1 internationally best-selling author. He was the host of the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit #1 and Chronic Lyme Disease Summit #2. He was also the host of the Parasite Summit and a co-host of The Detox Project, which had over 50,000 participants. 

Dr. Jay Davidson is admired for his ability to bridge the gap between the scientific health community and the layperson. His holistic approach encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. He works with his clients to formulate a simple, straightforward plan for restoring health. This has gained him tremendous respect among the Lyme community and his colleagues. 

Dr. Jay Davidson is an ambitious researcher and clinician in the health world. He and his team of well-trained doctors work with clients virtually around the world! He is also the Cofounder of Microbe Formulas, the premier parasite supplement company at

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Effective cold and flu remedies are what I’m going to share with you today since it’s flu season. You surely don’t want to be sick during the holidays, so it’s best to bookmark this episode of effective cold and flu remedies that have been tested and proven.

First of all, it’s important to know how your immune system works. Our blood circulates through the heart and lungs. It got oxygenated and pumped out to all the cells in the body. This is how the body receives oxygen and nutrition to the 37.3 trillion cells in our body.

And the lymph system is responsible for collecting the fluid from the cells and brings it back to the circulatory system where the blood is. It’s the white blood cells get to go into the lymph system.

When there’s a presence of virus and bacteria, the lymph system detects it. Hence, the lymph nodes harden. But don’t be alarmed when you feel it because it’s a good thing. The lymph system holds those bad bacteria inside those lymph nodes. It brings in the lymphocytes which are the white blood cells to attack the bad bacteria.

While that’s happening, this is also when we feel under the weather, experiencing anything from a cough, sore throat, chills, fever or sinus issues. But we can counter all that with effective cold and flu remedies.

Our immune system is spread throughout our whole body, but most of it is centered around the digestive system. And the digestive system is one of the main areas where a virus can get into our body. That’s why we have to make sure our gut is always healthy. And we can achieve this by having a diet that supports gut health.

For our immune system to work optimally, the body needs 16 vitamins, 12 amino acids, two essential fatty acids, and 60 trace minerals and elements. And an excellent way to get all these nutrients is by eating right, particularly a variety of vegetables and fruits.

Cow Dairy

Some people notice a decrease in immune response once they drink cow’s milk. Some people find that drinking cow milk is healthy for them. So it’s all about listening to your body if it responds well to cow milk.

If you notice any symptoms after drinking cow milk, consider 100% omitting cow milk from your diet for 30 days. Then re-introduce it after a month and see how your body responds.

The thing is, people don’t realize that in drinking cow milk, you are drinking the immune system of another animal. That’s why for some people, it negatively affects their immune response. Hence, Naturopaths usually recommend eliminating dairy from their diet.

Processed Sugar

Processed sugar also tears down our immune system. So, eating foods that contain processed sugar or flour, it spikes blood sugar. And in eating processed sugar, we are also feeding an infection like candida or some other opportunistic germs because they live off sugar.

Consider lowering or eliminating sugar or any processed sugar like agave or honey. Stevia, on the other hand, doesn’t create sugar in the body because it’s an herb.

Recommended Foods

I can’t stress this enough—eat lots of veggies! Start with protein-rich foods, in your case it would be eggs and wild-caught fish as well as lentils.

A colorful variety of veggies contains all of the antioxidants and immune boosting phytochemicals we need. Mushrooms and onions, for example, are excellent immune boosters.

Shopping List

Below is my list of proven activities to help relieve the suffering and support your immune system in recovering faster. Do what you can, when you can.

Relaxing and giving the body time to heal is the best thing you can do. Immune-supportive activities would include resting, staying warm and doing things that make you happy.

But first, here’s a shopping list of what you’ll need:

Throat Coat Tea:

Colloidal Silver Nasal Spray:


Epsom Salt, high-quality bulk bag:

Rebounder – See below

4 Organic Lemons

2 Packets of Fresh Thyme

Two thumbs of Fresh Ginger

Cayenne powder, optional:

Neti Pot, optional:

Two pairs of organic cotton socks:

Large wool socks:


Rebounding is a way to strengthen the lymphatic system. Get a small trampoline for adults which you can find on eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Offer Up or Craigslist. Here are some examples:

High Quality, around $200 New

Good Quality, around $100 New

What to look for in a rebounder for Lymph circulation:

  • The kind that does not have springs, but instead has bands that hold the trampoline mat in place. This will make it a quiet experience, so it doesn’t squeak every time you bounce.
  • Be sure the max weight is above what you weigh.
  • Get one that folds away so you can store it under your bed or couch when not in use.
  • Get one with a handlebar for safety and stability.
  • For fun, you can also pay a bit more and get one that comes with attachments and workout DVDs, so you can also use the rebounder for great home cardio workouts that are fun!

Jump on the rebounder for ten minutes a day. Ideally, do it once in the morning and again at night. Don’t jump to the point your feet are leaving the mat. Because if you are, you’re not rebounding. Just bounce. Do some slow, deep breathing as you bounce.

By doing this, you’ll notice you have way more energy, and you’ll feel calmer. And it supports your immune system. It helps to pull all that fluid out and back in through the lymph nodes.

Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a hormone the body makes when we expose our skin or eyes to direct sunlight. The vitamin level you are looking for is anywhere between 50 to 60. Some doctors recommend it to be higher than 60.

Ideally, you should do your blood work at least once a year to test your vitamin D levels. If it falls below 50, you have to take some vitamin D supplements. And if it’s below 30, some Naturopaths will recommend taking 10,000 international units for 30 days. Then back to 5,000 international units for the next two months after which you need to get tested again.

If your vitamin D levels are not trending upwards or close to 60, it’s probably because you are not taking enough supplements, your gut is not absorbing it. You may also have something going on with your parathyroid or other factors.

If your levels are lower than 30, you are at risk for cancer, a lowered immune system response and lower energy. Not a lot of people know that you can get fatigue from lower vitamin D levels. Also, check out episode 34 where I did a whole episode about vitamin D with Dr. Heidi Semanie.

There’s a vitamin D test from is about $60. Get your vitamin D tested at least once a year. If it is still low after taking a daily supplement, please consult a Naturopathic doctor or a physician that is trained in understanding vitamin D deficiencies and how to address them.

Take Your Supplements

If you’re a regular listener of my show, you most likely have noticed that I often mention I could not express enough how they have significantly helped my family’s health over the years.

From their website, you can buy the liquid vitamin, amino acid and mineral drink that my family and I take. You can also get a great vitamin D spray for your kids and an excellent liquid mineral supplement for your whole family.

The dose is also based on body weight. As you grow, the more nutrition your body needs. And once your body gets the nutrition it needs, the body starts functioning better.

Cold Sock Treatment

The Cold Sock Treatment is a simple hydrotherapy technique that is especially effective for relieving nasal congestion in bed at night (frequently better than medications and without the side effects).

It also helps to stimulate the immune system in the upper respiratory tract and is relaxing for aches and chills and helps bring on a more restful night’s sleep when sick.

We find it helpful in such conditions as colds, “flu” (not the “stomach flu”), earaches, sore throats, and sinus infections. It is useful with people of any age from infants to the elderly. The Cold Sock Treatment is especially good to use with the nasal congestion of colds and influenza.

You want to do this treatment for five or more nights in a row. And do it whenever you feel the onset of a cold or flu as sometimes it is all the stimulation your immune system needed to get the job done!

Most sporting goods stores and some department stores carry wool socks. For small children you can use safety pins to hold a wool sock on that is too large, or rap wool cloth around each foot.

For this treatment, you will need two pairs of large cotton socks and a pair of wool socks. They must be at least 90% cotton and 90% wool, respectively.

Preparations: In the evening before going to bed, prepare by having two pairs of large cotton socks and a couple of wool socks.

At least 1 hour before bed soak both pairs of cotton socks in cold water and place in the freezer. The wool socks are to remain dry and warm.

  • Step 1. Remove socks from the freezer and add a bit of cold water to them to make them damp and malleable. Place the cold socks close to the basin or bathtub used in the next step.

Note: If your feet are already warm (e.g., you have already been in bed, or you just took a hot bath) you can skip to Step 3.

  • Step 2. Put your feet into a basin or bathtub of hot water to warm up your feet. Soak them for a few minutes until they are hot and pink.
  • Step 3. Remove your feet from the hot water and quickly dry them off. Immediately put on the two pairs of cold, wet cotton socks, and then over them, put on the dry wool socks.
  • Step 4. Go directly to bed and keep the feet covered through the night. The therapy does not work if you or your feet are uncovered, such as when walking around or sitting in a chair uncovered.

Use extra blankets to create an artificial fever. See my instructions on creating a good fever using a hot bath and extra blankets below.

When the Cold Sock Treatment procedure is followed the feet correctly will start warming up within a few minutes of getting covered in bed. The congestion will usually begin to be relieved within 30 minutes.

It will often work better than a decongestant or antihistamine to alleviate congestion during sleep.

Also, it is not uncommon to see a small child or infant fall immediately to sleep after they are put to bed with the Cold Sock Treatment. After approximately four hours the socks should be totally dry, the feet warm, and the symptoms will be much improved (if not gone).

If necessary, the Cold Sock Treatment can be repeated through the night or used on consecutive nights. Just add more pairs of wet cotton socks to the freezer ion the evening if you want to repeat it a few times in the night.

In repeating the treatment in the same night or if an illness starts during the night, it is not necessary to warm the feet in hot water since they will already be warm. Just apply the cold, wet socks and the dry wool socks and go back to bed, using extra covers to stay warm. And be sure to drink plenty of warm calming tea.

Fresh Thyme Tea

This is a WONDERFUL herb for expelling congestion and also as an antiviral. You will take 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Remove from heat. Add half a package of fresh thyme and cover for 6 minutes. Serve with lemon or honey or drink plain.

You want to drink this earlier in the day as it will stimulate you to cough because it loosens the mucus and helps get rid of it! If drank too late into the night the coughing might keep you awake. The thyme does not cause you to cough. It causes the mucus to break up and move. Your body then wants to cough it up. So best if you are not lying down when that happens.

Because this works so well as a decongestant, I like to drink about 8 cups of this a day when I am congested, so I will easily go through two to four packets of fresh thyme during a bad cold.

Throat Coat Tea

For this tea recipe, use two bags of the Throat Coat tea for 16oz of water. So, you will want to buy a few boxes of it as during one bad cold you may go through a few boxes because it does bring relief from the scratchy, itchy throat!

There are no side effects to drinking this tea. There are wonderful herbs in the tea that support being calm and feeling good.

The organic tea is by a company called Traditional Medicinals. They also have another product called Breathe Easy. It’s a great blend, too.

Hot Water And Lemon Juice Tea

This tea is something from my childhood. Citrus is a mucus creator, but the juice of two lemons in four cups of water help cut the mucus especially if you have a really bad sore throat. You can also use limes if you don’t like lemons.

We add ginger because ginger calms to stomach. You can play around with the concoction by adding more herbs like peppermint.


I discovered OLBAS when I was a teenager. OLBAS is not a massage oil. It’s 100% essential oil. It’s like Vicks Vaporub because a lot of essential oils used in Vicks Vaporub is in OLBAS.

OLBAS is a bunch of essential oils that are perfect for the respiratory system like frankincense. It opens up the airways, so it’s really good for asthmatics. However, frankincense is not an OLBAS. Eucalyptus is also fantastic for the lungs.

If you can’t find OLBAS in your area, you can use other blends that are also wonderful for addressing congestion. Incidentally, OLBAS is also effective in treating sinus, bronchial or lung congestion. Only use one or two drops at a time.

OLBAS Steam Towel Treatment for Sinus Congestion

You will need a large bowl or pot, OLBAS, boiling water, a large towel, and tissues. Then follow the procedure below:

  1. Place something safe on your kitchen table to protect the table from the hot bowl or pot.
  2. Place the big bowl or pot with boiling water on the table and sit in front of it.
  3. Have more water boiling in a kettle on the stove.
  4. Add 1 or 2 drops of the OLBAS to the hot water.
  5. Take your large towel and put it over your head and over the pot making a tent to trap the steam. Your head is now leaning over the pot directly above it. Keep your eyes closed as the vapors will sting your eyes.
  6. Take a deep breath through your nose.
  7. Do this for the next 2 minutes.

Then remove the towel. Blow your nose a bunch, cough up any mucus you feel the need to expel and repeat by adding only one drop of OLBAS this time.

After a minute or two add more hot water from the stove and repeat a third time adding 1 or 2 drops of OLBAS, using the towel as a tent and inhaling all the vapors through your nose. Taking breaks to blow and clear your sinuses.

You will want to do this more than once a day as your sinuses may refill in a few hours. Be sure to do it before bed if you are not going to take the hot bath I have outlined above.

After you have completed the OLBAS treatment and you have blown everything out of your nose use the colloidal silver nasal spray liberally. With each spray change the angle of your head, so you start to look up making the last spray so that you are looking directly at the ceiling. This angle change as you spray and inhale into your nose will help to direct the solution into all sinus passages.

Even when you have not done the OLBAS treatment, please use the silver spray liberally through the day. I have killed sinus infections with this one supplement alone! You also want to keep a bottle by your bedside and do it whenever you wake in the night to blow your nose. Three to five sprays per nostril while inhaling. And you can also spray the back of your throat while inhaling as well.

Colloidal Silver Nasal Spray

Seven years ago, I had the worst sinus infection. Apparently, in the presence of silver, pathogens can’t survive.

This is how to use this product:

  1. Sit up straight with your nose facing the wall.
  2. Spray three times while inhaling in one nostril and three times in the next nostril.
  3. Then take your nose and eyes and look up approximately on a 45-degree angle. Spray again and inhale as you spray.
  4. The third time you do it, make your nose point all the way up to the ceiling.

You cannot overdose on the spray. So it’s very safe. But as always, it’s best to have a Naturopath to guide you. Use it every few hours especially after the OLBAS treatment if your sinuses are very clogged.

Artificial Fever Treatment

We want to create an artificial fever to support the body in killing the germs! Because pathogens cannot survive in heat or a feverish environment.

One thing that is very interesting about the immune system is there are powerful white blood cells that do not even turn on until the body is in a fever state. So, doing things like hot baths, drinking hot fluids and saunas can help to stimulate all of our immune system to fight a cold or flu when we feel one coming on.

First, make one of the teas of your choice or chamomile tea. You can also make this concoction:

  • 4 cups water
  • The juice of 2 lemons
  • One teaspoon Cayenne
  • One thumb of freshly grated ginger
  • Stevia, maple syrup or honey if you need it to taste good. However, be cautious as germs feed off of sugar, so stevia is the safest option.

Simmer the water and add the ginger and Cayenne. Then remove from heat and the lemon and optional sweetener. This helps with sore throats and congestion. Bring a large mug of your hot drink to the bath.

This is how to prepare the hot bath:

  1. Prepare a bath as hot as you can stand it.
  2. Do not burn yourself but make it very warm.
  3. Keep the door to the bathroom closed while drawing the hot bath to keep the warm steam inside.
  4. You will want to breathe it in along with the essential oils you will place in the tub.
  5. Add 4 cups of Epsom salt, roughly half the bag, to the bath as the tub is filling up with hot water.

Have ready several blankets in your bed as you will create a cocoon once you come out of the bath.

Before getting into the bath add ten drops of the OLBAS and stir the water to make sure it mixes in and that the salt has dissolved. Close the bathroom door, so you can breathe in the OLBAS and warm, moist air while in the bath.

Get in, relax and drink your hot beverage. See if you can get your husband to refill your drink. Soak for 20 minutes minimum. You can add more hot water to the bath to increase the temp as you will become accustomed to the heat.

When you start to sweat, stay in 5 minutes longer, then you can get out. Do not stay in longer than 60min. Make sure you have drunk at least two mugs of hot tea while in the bath.

If at any point you feel dizzy or light-headed, ask for assistance in getting out of the bath. You can try adding some cold water to the bath to bring down the temp a bit to see if the dizziness resolves itself.

Make sure your husband is within earshot in case you need help. Sometimes hot baths can make people feel light headed when they stand so to prevent an accident, please be aware that you may need to ask for a hand in getting out of the bath safely.

If you develop a headache while in the hot bath, take a hand towel, the kind that is long enough to wrap around your neck, soak it with cold water from the tub’s faucet and wrap it around your neck. This will cool the blood flowing to your brain and trick your brain into thinking you are not as hot as you are.

Have another mug of hot tea waiting for you by your bedside.

When you are ready to get out of the bath, towel off quickly and wrap yourself in one of your many blankets, then get into bed and create a cocoon. Cover everything, even your head. Just have your face exposed so you can breathe and sip tea.

At this point, you can do the cold sock therapy as well. Get your husband to bring you the frozen socks and dry wool socks. Stay bundled up for at least an hour. You will begin to sweat and feel feverish.

Fight the urge to throw off the blankets! You want to create a little sauna in your bed. This is stimulating your immune system to kill the germs AND germs also cannot live in a feverish environment as their proteins denature at a higher temperature. So, they explode and break apart when we get too warm for them to handle. YAY! Visualize your white blood cell soldiers coming to life and winning the battle with the bugs as you lay in your cocoon.

At this point, you can fall asleep like this, or if you did this during the daytime you can take a nap or get out of bed after the hour is up. You will want to shower off when you do get out of bed, and likely the blanket you initially wrapped yourself in will be wet from sweat.

Still, bundle up and keep as warm as possible both day and night for the next week. You can do this daily while your cold or flu symptoms are around. Please be sure to drink extra water and make it warm or hot instead of cold.

Bottom line, don’t be afraid to seek help from a health practitioner if you still feel too sick. Get checked out before it gets worse.


Homeopathy is so affordable and buy the kits or vials to keep in your medicine cabinet for your immediate use whenever you need them. If kept in a cool, dark area, they can retain their potency for years.

Do check out a guest I had in past episodes who talked about Homeopathy and other natural flu remedies extensively. Dr. Cilla Whatcott specializes in homeoprophylaxis which is a natural version of immunization. Because you can use it to train the immune system to mount a healthy immune response to pathogens.

Homeopathy has no side effects, yet it gives amazing results when it comes to helping people move through illnesses faster.

Get Educated

Whenever you try any remedy in Natural Medicine, you still need to understand if any risks or side effects may crop up. Because even herbal medicine if misused, may be dangerous.

Continuously do research and get as many references and resources from reputable Naturopathic Doctors and health practitioners. The more perspectives you get, the better you can advocate for yourselves.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to my tips and tricks on how to reach optimal health naturally and effective cold and flu remedies. I have lots in store for you this coming January, especially my very affordable $37 workshop. Those are four live webinars about creating healthy habits that make a huge difference in your health.

Have a fantastic day and enjoy this wonderful holiday season!

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Dr. John Veltheim and Ashley James

AnimalTalk and PlantTalk were also founded by my guest, Dr. John Veltheim.  Understanding the connection that we have with animals and plants can affect our well-being in some way.  That’s why Dr. John Veltheim is still with us in part two of our interview to explain how our brain works and how our body responds accordingly.

Left and Right Brain

Dr. John Veltheim explains that our right brain is very much the intuitive side or the higher learning side. Left brain, on the other hand, is more practical.

He cites a Cambridge study wherein experts studied human skulls. The study found that in the 1400s to 1600s, the right brain is bigger than the left. That’s why religion dominated during those time.

“If you’re a scientist, you usually got killed for it. In the 1800s, science started to win out. Due to development that people liked,” said Dr. John Veltheim. 

He adds, “So, we saw this dominance from right brain to left brain going into the 1900s. There was a transition inside the skull. But in the meantime, it destroyed the relationship between the left and right brain because they had to move physically and got out of alignment from one another.”

Understanding Brain Response

In the same Cambridge study, Dr. John Veltheim said it showed that when the right brain is sending signals to the left, the left brain usually responded. But the response was to destroy or negate the information coming from the right brain. That explains the battle of the sexes. It’s either the right-brain female or left-brain male.

“So, while this adoption occurs physically, we have this problem of electromagnetic frequencies. The technique we do in reaching the brain and tapping it out restores and increases the brain function dramatically and keeps stress levels down,” Dr. John Veltheim said.

BodyTalk is a combination of ancient practices with modern science. It promotes total wellness naturally. Furthermore, Dr. John Veltheim says it is a first-aid kit for the body to compensate for the changes occurring in the brain and all the stuff in the outside.


Most of us who love our pets so doubt can feel a strong connection with them. It is invisible to the naked eye, but we can affect each other’s well-being.  Especially with dogs, sometimes they would get sick so that we wouldn’t fall ill.

AnimalTalk can help you understand your connection with your beloved pet in a profound way. The sessions can significantly benefit the energy around you and your pet, as well as your surrounding environment.

According to Dr. John Veltheim, doing AnimalTalk three to four times for about three days can be transformational. This is because he says animals respond beautifully.

Dr. John Veltheim recalled a time when he was invited to a rehabilitation area for rhinos and elephants in Nairobi. Those animals were abandoned as babies and left to die. They would not eat or drink. But Dr. John Veltheim applied the principles of AnimalTalk, worked on them, and the animals, fortunately, responded so well.

BodyTalk Courses

BodyTalk Access, in particular, is currently being taught by hundreds of people all over the world.  It is affordable and easy to learn because the training manual is clear. Dr. John Veltheim says that even children can quickly learn on the same day.

“There are first-aid treatments that you can use. It’s designed to help injuries like a sprained ankle, and it gets better faster,” said Dr. John Veltheim. “We encourage people to do it regularly on each other and their family because it is maintenance. It’s not a be all end all. But it is designed to be a very helpful home tool.”

Dr. John Veltheim says health practitioners can take the Fundamentals technique which is a four-day course. The training program guides you through the principles of BodyTalk, Acess and has fifteen more techniques.

To those who want to upgrade their skills and knowledge can sign up for the diploma course wherein the government recognizes graduates. There is even an advanced certification that takes two to three more years of study.

“I teach a lot of Theoretical Physics. A lot of the techniques of BodyTalk is based on Quantum theory. And we learn a lot of advanced courses for high-speed communication for treating difficult things. We also do a lot of philosophy,” said Dr. John Veltheim. 

He adds, “It’s about the power of the body to heal itself if given the opportunity. BodyTalk is setting up the conditions in the body to enable it to heal itself.”

Dr. John Veltheim has a high success rate in teaching practitioners and treating patients with BodyTalk. To avail of the courses he offers, as well as excellent reading resources on BodyTalk, do check out his website.

Better Food and Lifestyle

Dr. John Veltheim firmly stresses that what you eat is very important. But it could be easily misunderstood because so much of it depends on our belief system and our attitude.

“When it comes to eating right, it is state of mind and state of the way we look at things,” said Dr. John Veltheim. “And the fact is, in certain cultures, having extra weight is something very important for the culture.”

When Dr. John Veltheim was developing BodyTalk, he revealed that he needed more weight because the weight helped anchor him. But a year ago, Dr. John Veltheim decided he had too much weight, so he decided to lose weight.

But Dr. John Veltheim didn’t change his diet. He took extra effort to walk for exercise, but his mental thing was that he was going to lose weight healthily. And he did.

Ultimately, it was about shifting the state of mental consciousness. And with losing weight, it’s about accepting your genes. Dr. John Veltheim also encourages people to nurture their thirst for knowledge and find out the best way to truly take care of their body.

“I’d like to educate people that there are some things I do would be better handled with natural therapy. It will be less traumatic to the patient and faster,” Dr. John Veltheim said.


Dr. John Veltheim D.C, B.Ac is the founder of the BodyTalk System and the International BodyTalk Association. He is also the founder of AnimalTalk and PlantTalk. Dr. John Veltheim is a chiropractor, traditional acupuncturist, philosopher, Reiki Master, lecturer, and teacher. 

The BodyTalk System was first developed in the 1990s by Dr. John Veltheim. Originally from Australia, Dr. John Veltheim ran a very successful clinic in Brisbane for 15 years. He was also the Principal of the Brisbane College of Acupuncture and Natural Therapies for five years. 

His extensive post-graduate studies include applied kinesiology, bioenergetic psychology, osteopathy, quantum physics, sports medicine, counseling, and comparative philosophy and theology. 

Dr. John Veltheim discovered the BodyTalk System in the mid-1990s.  His state of health was compromised despite being a leader in the healthcare field working with both eastern and western methods.  He eventually found a simple technique that corrected his condition.  Dr. John Veltheim saw this breakthrough as a new priority in his life and proceeded to investigate the techniques and principals involved. 

In 1998, Dr. John Veltheim moved to Sarasota, Florida to further his practice and research of BodyTalk. Soon he began to teach advanced levels of the BodyTalk System to professionals as well as lay people. When word spread about the successes of this remarkable new healthcare system, he took on the task of training other instructors, so the BodyTalk System could be taught worldwide. Today there are over 200 instructors teaching in over 50 countries with a translation of training materials into ten languages. 

Today, Dr. John Veltheim travels the world, teaching sessions in BodyTalk and its related wellness programs to professionals as well as lay people. He continues to mentor and train a network of instructors to ensure this remarkable new healthcare system can be taught worldwide.

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The Science And Philosophy of BodyTalk

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BodyTalk System is earning raves from practitioners and patients from all over the world. Instead of using medication, the BodyTalk System teaches us how to connect with our body, use our intuition and energy for healing. To talk more about the BodyTalk System, I have no less than its founder Dr. John Veltheim expound on the BodyTalk System in this two-part interview series.

Starting Early

Dr. John Veltheim says he has always been interested in searching for life and interested in life itself. He started early doing meditation at the age of 7 and eventually also studied martial arts. Martial arts gave Dr. John Veltheim an appreciation of the energy systems of the body and the way they move.

However, Dr. John Veltheim says his first significant interest was philosophy or Indian Philosophy in particular. He was also very interested in comparative religion.

Dealing With Injuries

Dr. John Veltheim was no stranger to injuries. But he shares that doctors weren’t helping his health situation improve.

So, Dr. John Veltheim eventually found alternative therapies like osteopathy, chiropractic, and acupuncture techniques which helped him a lot. That experience enticed Dr. John Veltheim to go into this Holistic field rather than the straight medical field.

Teaching Acupuncture

Dr. John Veltheim went to college in Melbourne, after which he started out doing chiropractic. From there, he went to acupuncture, studied extensively and decided that he needed to teach it.

“So, I formed a college that is now the second largest acupuncture college in the world. I wrote a four-year full-time curriculum. And I did a lot of work with sports medicine as well. I also did Naturopathy and Nutrition,” said Dr. John Veltheim. 

Work Challenges

Dr. John Veltheim says that one of the big problems having a bustling clinic is that it is hard to maintain. Hence, it was not surprising that he became swamped.

“My life has always been around healthcare. And the college that I developed, I was principal for many years. I wrote their curriculum, and it’s still going,” said Dr. John Veltheim. “It’s now a university course recognized by the government, a six-year full-time university course.” 

He adds, “The Federal Health Department and government also recognize our BodyTalk System in Australia. So, when practitioners get our basic qualifications, they can practice with health benefits among other things.” 

To further clarify, the International BodyTalk Association said that in France, BodyTalk has been officially recognized as a practice under “non-conventional healthcare activities” meaning practicing BodyTalk is legal. It is not recognized as an official healthcare modality, meaning it is not covered by healthcare programs.

In Australia on the other hand, a BodyTalk training course was acknowledged as an accredited program with the federal government. However, this program and its recognition expired in 2018. Natural therapy recognition is in the process of being changed by the Australian government and will be very different after April 2019. 

Personal Experience

Dr. John Veltheim also explored Taoism or Daoism. He also pursued a Ph.D. degree in Toronto University studying ancient Chinese medical philosophy.

“What got me going in BodyTalk was a personal thing. I worked for around 16 years, six days a week. And had the biggest practice in Australia by far. Then my health caught up with me. I suddenly collapsed, was hospitalized and given just days to live,” shares Dr. John Veltheim. 

Dr. John Veltheim contracted the Epstein Barr virus. His liver was severely damaged that he was given three days to live.

Finding A Cure

Refusing to give up, Dr. John Veltheim checked himself out of the hospital and proceeded to treat himself with Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and meditation. He soon recovered and realized the need to change his lifestyle.

A couple of months later, he went back to the hospital for a check-up and astounded the doctors upon seeing that Dr. John Veltheim’s liver was back to normal size. Dr. John Veltheim eventually sold his practice and began teaching stress management, philosophy, and Reiki around the world.

Teaching Career

After his health improved, Dr. John Veltheim quit his practice.  He then met his second wife and went into teaching Mindscape and other things that his wife developed like the BreakThrough System which is defined as a dynamic process of self-inquiry.

By 1995, Dr. John Veltheim had a basic program that he decided he could teach on weekends. It had excellent results and kept expanding from there.

“Then I developed a concept of being able to get a protocol going where we could communicate with the body. I developed a system to talk to your body by biofeedback, question, and answer, and muscle testing,” Dr. John Veltheim said. 

He adds, “I refined it to a more accurate system. But basically, it’s based on getting in touch with the intuition of the patient and your intuition. And then asking what to do based on a protocol. The protocol is the left-brain factor that enables you to focus on what you are doing and then focus the right brain.”

As Dr. John Veltheim introduced it to many different aspects, he brought in nutrition factors and sports medicine factors. He also did a lot of work involving neurology and balancing the brain.

“I simplified it so that people can understand it. Although it is best suited for practitioners who were ready to refine their practice and refine the principles of BodyTalk to their staff,” said Dr. John Veltheim.


Dr. John Veltheim says there’s no such thing as a good diet or the perfect diet for a particular person. He never prescribes diets per se.

“I look at the person, their needs, chemistry, and blood group. Essentially, it’s a formalized system that follows a protocol that makes sure we cover all the things,” Dr. John Veltheim said.


Practitioners bring in tough cases, and Dr. John Veltheim says his job is to treat them by going through the process. He does the appropriate linking through the nervous system, energy system or the blood system. And through the process of lightly tapping on the head, sternum and the gut, it activates the neurological systems.

“That tapping is something I development many years ago. A lot of people are using it now,” said Dr. John Veltheim. “The power of tapping is when you tap, you set off a wavelength that causes any form of subtle imbalance that you are aiming at. It causes the body to start balancing, and then the body heals itself.” 

The Effectiveness of the BodyTalk System

Since developing the BodyTalk System, Dr. John Veltheim never made any decision about a patient. He sits with the patient and let their body tell him precisely what to do.

“I don’t make any decisions about it although I have to know which questions to ask. But beyond that, the body heals itself,” Dr. John Veltheim said. 

He adds, “Those people who are patients or BodyTalkers for a while, start looking at things differently. Our upbringing and our genes will determine a lot of what we can or can’t do in life. Then we start looking at the cells differently because the kidney-adrenal complex controls the cells’ energy.”


Dr. John Veltheim reveals that a significant percentage of athletic injuries are due to emotional life or sometimes diet. Emotional factors play a substantial role for athletes because it is devastating to train for the Olympics and then miss out at the last moment. And Mindscape helps them deal with that.

“Mindscape that I developed back them is now used throughout the world. I think Björn Borg was one of the first to apply it. We are all intuitive. It’s just a matter of learning the pros and cons of how to do it,” said Dr. John Veltheim.

Healing Organs

According to Dr. John Veltheim, the heart and liver are the easiest organs to heal. He also says the microbiome is the physical part of our body. And that they are the most influential thing in the body. It’s about getting the right condition for creating health.

“I teach energy manipulation to get them into position. The body then gets to synchronize and communicate well between the brain in the head, the brain in the heart and brain in the gut. However, the heart brain is more complex than the brain in the head,” said Dr. John Veltheim.

He adds, “When you train the body and the brain system to work properly, it means the right brain is doing the right things. And that’s part of the BodyTalk System.” 

BodyTalk Access

BodyTalk Access is the basic fundamental for BodyTalk that will generally balance out the body. Its domestic first-aid techniques will help you heal quicker.

“You can’t practice professionally with it. But it’s great to use in the family or yourself. It balances the brain, reduces stress and allows the brain to function better. Ultimately, it makes a big difference,” Dr. John Veltheim said.


Dr. John Veltheim D.C, B.Ac is the founder of the BodyTalk System and the International BodyTalk Association. Dr. John Veltheim is a chiropractor, traditional acupuncturist, philosopher, Reiki Master, lecturer, and teacher. 

The BodyTalk System was first developed in the 1990s by Dr. John Veltheim. Originally from Australia, Dr. John Veltheim ran a very successful clinic in Brisbane for 15 years. He was also the Principal of the Brisbane College of Acupuncture and Natural Therapies for five years. 

His extensive post-graduate studies include applied kinesiology, bioenergetic psychology, osteopathy, quantum physics, sports medicine, counseling, and comparative philosophy and theology. 

Dr. John Veltheim discovered the BodyTalk System in the mid-1990s.  His state of health was compromised despite being a leader in the healthcare field working with both eastern and western methods.  He eventually found a simple technique that corrected his condition.  Dr. John Veltheim saw this breakthrough as a new priority in his life and proceeded to investigate the techniques and principals involved. 

In 1998, Dr. John Veltheim moved to Sarasota, Florida to further his practice and research of BodyTalk. Soon he began to teach advanced levels of the BodyTalk System to professionals as well as lay people. When word spread about the successes of this remarkable new healthcare system, he took on the task of training other instructors so the BodyTalk System could be taught worldwide. Today there are over 200 instructors teaching in over 50 countries with a translation of training materials into ten languages. 

Today, Dr. John Veltheim travels the world, teaching sessions in BodyTalk and its related wellness programs to professionals as well as lay people. He continues to mentor and train a network of instructors to ensure this remarkable new healthcare system can be taught worldwide.

Get Connected With Dr. John Veltheim!

Official Website

Facebook – The BodyTalk System

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The Science And Philosophy of BodyTalk

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Energy Medicine by James Oschman


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The Sinett Solution

The Sinett Solution is one of the approaches worth looking into if you have back pain issues. It’s a common misconception that things like back pain and other chronic problems can only be addressed with medication. Dr. Todd Sinett is my guest today who will tell us exactly how The Sinett Solution has helped change so many lives.

Father’s Ordeal

The Sinett Solution was not conceived overnight. It started with the personal experience of Dr. Todd Sinett’s father who was a chiropractor for fifteen years.

One day, Dr. Todd Sinett’s father bent to pick up a tennis ball which resulted in back pain and a nine-month journey to find a solution. His father was completely debilitated by back pain to the point he was unable to work and was incapacitated for nine months.

A breakthrough came when Dr. Todd Sinett’s father went to see a Dr. George Goodheart who was a chiropractor in Detroit. Dr. George Goodheart initially asked about diet and digestive function. After a through diagnosis, Dr. George Goodheart surmised that the act of bending down to pick up a tennis ball was not the real cause of the back pain of Dr. Todd Sinett’s father.

Poor Diet

Poor diet is the cause of the elder Sinett’s back spasm. His diet was filled with sugar, hence upsetting his stomach and creating something called visceral somatic reaction.

“Our digestive system is very much linked to our muscular system. Dr. Goodheart made dad completely change his diet,” recalls Dr. Todd Sinett. “He removed all the sugars and irritants to his digestive system and was 100% cured. That changed the way he practiced, and he then wanted to help people.”

Helping People

Dr. Todd Sinett is a second-generation chiropractor. And he feels his life mission is to help as many people as possible. He says as he got older, this information became too vital for him to pass up.

“My life mission is to help as many people as possible. I came up with The Sinett Solution, and it is the right approach to diagnose and treat back pain. It’s a paradigm problem. And it is a philosophical problem which is why we have so much back pain,” said Dr. Todd Sinett.

Harsh Reality

Dr. Todd Sinett says if you look at the statistics of back pain, we are in a complete health epidemic. Because 20% of the world population suffers from back pain. And 85% of the world will suffer from back pain.

“It’s the second leading cause of missed work days. And it’s the number one reason for job disability,” Dr. Todd Sinett shares. “But all we keep doing is putting more energy, more effort, more time, more money, more invasive treatments to try treat back pain. We keep having more back pain. Something needs to change.” 

He adds, “The only random thing in the body is trauma. If you fall off a bicycle or be involved in a motor vehicle accident, that’s trauma. And that’s a random event. Other than that, everything else is building little by little.”

Dr. Todd Sinett also reveals that the rate of back surgery in the U.S. is extremely high to the point where the success rate is so poor, that we have a diagnosis called FBSS or Failed Back Surgical Syndrome.

Sources Of Back Pain

Dr. Todd Sinett says back pain will come from three sources. Structural imbalances or structural inflammation is where we are spending all of our current energy, time and effort. Furthermore, Stanford University found that stress is the number one factor when it comes to back pain.

“Stress and emotions are very important factors. The third is diet, nutrition and digestive function,” said Dr. Todd Sinett. “So, any imbalance in any one of those three areas can trigger back pain. Oddly enough, it can also very commonly be some culmination of two or all three factors.”

Dr. Todd Sinett also says just because the pain went away; it does not mean the problem went away. Listen to the body rather than tell it to shut up.

“We need to figure out what’s the right diet for a particular individual. What is healthy for you is not necessarily healthy for some. So, make sure you are listening to the body and our digestive system because that is the key,” Dr. Todd Sinett advised. 

He adds, “When people are in a lot of pain, doctors will frequently prescribe anti-inflammatory medication. So, if you have a diet that is anti-inflammatory in nature, in theory, it’s going to accomplish the same thing naturally.” 

The Back Pain Relief Diet Book

The Back Pain Relief Diet is a book Dr. Todd Sinett wrote for people who feel their back pain is diet-related or digestive-related. The first thing Dr. Todd Sinett has in the book is the digestive inflammation test to see if your diet is causing the back pain.

Culprits may include anything from caffeine, sugar, alcohol, constipation, diarrhea, or stomach upset. On the other hand, if the back pain is coming from the digestive system, the book provides a diagnostic nutrition test.

“In my book, I have three different diets to try and see if we can do everything we can to cut down on inflammation and irritation on a particular diet. It has meal plans, so you can eliminate particular foods,” said Dr. Todd Sinett.

The diet ideally takes three weeks, after which Dr. Todd Sinett advises patients to re-introduce foods slowly. He believes this is the easiest method and allows you the flexibility to fix it on your own.

“I like to do things nice, easy and simple. There are other steps and other processes, but you always want to do the least invasive test first and then continue to the more and more invasive,” Dr. Todd Sinett said.

The 3 Weeks to a Better Back Book

Dr. Todd Sinett primarily wrote this book for back pain sufferers. It is a self-diagnostic and self-treatment kind of book. The book will steer you in the right direction to figure out if your back pain is structural in nature, emotional or digestive.

Furthermore, the has guidelines to help you figure out the right formula for you, whether your back pain is structural, digestive or emotional. It lays out options for you to try different treatments, different theories, different foods, or have an elimination diet.

And it also encourages things like regular walks, listening to music, tapping, and breathing techniques. Bottom line, Dr. Todd Sinett wants to see what resonates with a particular individual.

“One of my favorite nuggets of the book is that there was a study in 1994 where they put 98 people in an MRI machine. Two-thirds had a bulge, and 16 or 28% had discorniations, but these people never suffered from back pain,” said Dr. Todd Sinett. 

He adds, “The usefulness of an MRI is completely misguided. Research now shows that MRIs are more harmful than helpful in diagnosing back pain. There are a lot of myths that we need to re-educate the public, so they can be empowered to fix their own back.”

The Ultimate Backbridge Stretch Book

Dr. Todd Sinett found the commonality on structural treatments for people and people’s back pain. And one of the commonality is that we’re suffering from too much flexion or too much forward posture.

“We need to do the opposite of bending forward. So, I designed a product called the Backbridge, where you lay over 2 minutes in the morning, and 2 minutes in the evening,” says Dr. Todd Sinett.

He adds, “It provides an essential progressive extension to one’s spine. It re-aligns the spine, posture, and structure. And it also relieves a lot of back pain.

The book also contains stretch routines to regain flexibility. According to Dr. Todd Sinett, the lack of flexibility in our body is probably the missing link when it comes to any fitness. He says bed rest is the worst thing to do. Instead, the best exercise for back pain is walking to circulate blood.  Walking is also a stress reliever.

Success Stories

There are so many success stories that Dr. Todd Sinett achieved while helping people over the past 20 years. He says back pain is not normal and is completely debilitating. And what you want to do is to try and get to the cause of the back pain, address and fix it.

“I want people to make decisions from strength and not from weakness. And I don’t want them to reach false conclusions. It’s not so much what is a healthy diet. But rather it’s about what is a healthy diet for you,” said Dr. Todd Sinett. 

The Sinett Solution

Formulating The Sinett Solution was Dr. Todd Sinett’s aha moment. He recalls making a New Year’s resolution to have oatmeal every day for breakfast. For lunch, it’s salad and lean protein. And for dinner, lean protein and vegetables. But apparently, the diet was unhealthy for Dr. Todd Sinett. He was gassy, bloated, and had a stiff neck.

“And the only difference was me eating oatmeal every day for breakfast. So, what I did was, I stopped having oatmeal. I went back to having eggs, whole grain toast, whole grain cereals, peanut butter, and jelly sandwiches,” said Dr. Todd Sinett. 

He adds, “I think back pain is not the problem, but rather the inflammation factor that winds up in your back. So, what we want to do is get rid of the inflammation. The inflammation can be structural or postural. Hence, we address this first.”

Emotional Inflammation

Dr. Todd Sinett believes that what we want to know is how our emotions and our stress is impacting our body. Or finding the answer to what is creating a physiologic effect on our body.

“Emotions are not just psychological. It creates a physiologic response. To fix that, exercise helps, as well as meditation, talking to a therapist, seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist. What you want to do is reduce as much inflammation from the emotions as much as possible,” said Dr. Todd Sinett. 

He adds, “If you get balance in those three areas, the likelihood of having back pain severely diminishes and decreases. A lot of these things are very much inter-related. Our structural system, emotional system, and digestive system are linked.”


Dr. Todd Sinett says if a chiropractor, physical therapist or massage therapist are not helping, there are other natural approaches and natural healing such as trigger point injections which are a bit more invasive.

For diet issues, see a nutritionist. Or see a gastroenterologist to get tested. If you have emotional problems and having trouble managing stress, see a stress management counselor.  You can also do biofeedback to monitor response for stress.  It can also teach people how to get their body into a relaxed state. Or see a therapist or psychiatrist.

“One of the main problems with our back pain is that our treatment is based on who you see is what you get. And not really what you have,” said Dr. Todd Sinett. “We want to make sure you are in the right place first because that’s when you are going to have success. We want to smart about the approach.” 

He adds, “Solving your back pain is a lot simpler than you think. You don’t need to be okay with back pain on a level of two out of ten. I don’t want you to live your life around your back pain. Plus, I want to address all the situations and solutions head-on. And allow you to live a very happy, active, healthy life. Because you don’t need to be living with your back pain.”


Dr. Todd Sinett is a pain expert and chiropractor. In his bestselling series of books, including 3 Weeks to a Better Back, he has introduced the Sinett Solution: the practice of listening to the whole body and treating all sources of back pain on the structural, digestive, and emotional levels (what the calls the “triad of health”). 

He is a recognized authority in applied kinesiology and has served as a clinical expert for many TV programs, including The View, FoxMD, and Good Day New York. Dr. Sinett has been a lecturer on MSNBC and at the Learning Annex and has been featured in countless health and fitness publications.

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Patriarchy Stress Disorder

Patriarchy Stress Disorder or PSD affects a significant part of our inner self. This is the reason why even if we are successful in other aspects of our lives, we sometimes feel empty. My guest, Psychologist Dr. Valerie Baker is no stranger to Patriarchy Stress Disorder. She overcame Patriarchy Stress Disorder using some healing tools which she will teach us in today’s episode.

Personal Journey

First of all, Dr. Valerie Baker says this is not at all about women against men or men against women. But instead, this is about a system that has existed for thousands of years. She also says it has chopped us up from the fullness of our authentic expression.

Dr. Valerie Baker journey in discovering Patriarchy Stress Disorder began with a health crisis. Back then, Dr. Valerie Baker’s life from the outside looking in looked perfect.

“I checked all of the boxes that the society told me I needed to check. First, I had four degrees including two masters and a Ph.D.,” shares Dr. Valerie Baker. “Then I started three businesses and had a successful career. I married a great guy, had a wonderful daughter, and a lovely house in New York City suburbs.”

Am I Happy?

Dr. Valerie Baker did a good job convincing herself that she was happy. She made sure she didn’t have time to reflect on how she was doing. Until one day, Dr. Valerie Baker ended up in the emergency room with symptoms of a stroke.

The incident led to Dr. Valerie Baker experiencing the left side of her body feels limp. It turned out to be stress. Dr. Valerie Baker didn’t realize she was running high-stress levels.

“Being in the ER for a day gave me space to reflect on my life. I hadn’t had that space in a long time. It made me uncomfortable. I didn’t understand why. Why was I so stuck?” pondered Dr. Valerie Baker. 

She adds, “I realized the active ingredient in healing for all my patients both emotional and physical was mind body spirit trauma resolution. Even for people who think they didn’t have trauma.”  

Seeing A Change

Once Dr. Valerie Baker started used mind body spirit resolution tools, she started seeing significant shifts. She had a light bulb moment regarding the trauma we all share.  Men and women both experience trauma but in different ways.

“If we accept that being oppressed is traumatic, then we can see that all of us are born with this information that it’s not safe for a woman in this world. And that we need to create some adaptations,” said Dr. Valerie Baker. 

She adds, ” Patriarchy Stress Disorder affects us all. This realization was very empowering because I realized there was nothing wrong with me. Understanding that there is nothing to fix, there is something to heal is liberating.” 

Work Mission

The mission behind Dr. Valerie Baker’s work is helping women create an analogy for their health, well-being, relationships and their work in the world. Her work is about healing from the inside out.

“In this battle, there is no enemy. It’s not women against men but rather us all healing. And it’s about looking at the truths of the situation deeper and using tools to heal,” said Dr. Valerie Baker.

Where Trauma Comes From

Dr. Valerie Baker reveals that there is so much trauma in the workplace. And this is the reason why there are offices right now offering training. This is to help people understand the internal workings of the trauma that creates blind spots, biases, and factors that messes everything up.

“There are so many stressors apart from the trauma that we have inherited. And there are so many stressors of being a woman in a patriarchal world,” Dr. Valerie Baker said. “We have to police ourselves all the time. And we are being policed all the time. There’s always something wrong to be found with a woman. What’s worse is the inner critic. That is a big part of how PSD manifests.”

Dealing With Trauma

All those voices inherited and imprinted can be vicious. Dr. Valerie Baker says it doesn’t go away or get easier the more we accomplish. Because ultimately, we can have all the accomplishments. But until we heal the trauma that makes us feel worthless, it’s going to be there.

“When we heal trauma on the inside, the environment around us and the relationship with ourselves shift as well. No matter how much trauma we inherited, we can shift it in one generation. We can shift within ourselves and not pass it down anymore,” said Dr. Valerie Baker.

In dealing with trauma, Dr. Valerie Baker shares a time when she had a spontaneous memory of what it was like to be a newborn baby. And what it is like to be in her mama’s womb. Recalling her past, Dr. Valerie Baker says her mom had severe anxiety. And that Dr. Valerie Baker was also allergic to absolutely everything.

“I realized that level of trauma. And it brought me so much closer to my daughter. It’s a deeper moment of connection. Don’t stifle that voice. It’s your guide. If you stifle it, something is going to suffer,” Dr. Valerie Baker advises. 

She adds, “When the demand exceeds our capacity, it usually overwhelms us. And it becomes traumatic. All the trauma comes from when we were little. Because we had the least sources to understand and process what was going on. Plus, we didn’t have the permission and opportunity.” 

Trauma Factors

Dr. Valerie Baker shares that in helping others especially adults, they usually realize situations that they would never have thought was traumatic. It stems from emotional or verbal violations of our boundaries as children and growing up which are pretty much constant. It’s traumatic because children don’t have much capacity or tools.

“Our natural reaction to being scared and feeling unsafe would be to run or fight. Those emotional reactions of fight and flight are interrupted. We don’t have an opportunity to discharge,” said Dr. Valerie Baker. 

She adds, “And that charge of fear and emotion gets stuck in the body. It begins to clog the energy channel. And it also happens with grief and loss. Adults have so much unprocessed grief. Because in our culture, we don’t do grief well”.

Dr. Valerie Baker also says this is because there is such a limited range of emotional expression that we are allowed under patriarchy. Men are allowed to express anger and aggression. They are not allowed to express grief, nurturing, being tender or vulnerable emotions. Women, on the other hand, are not allowed to express anger. We can express nurturing and vulnerability. But expressing grief is also not okay.

Finding Solutions

Dr. Valerie Baker likes working with groups because it can be empowering. A good support system is essential because sometimes, there are positive emotions that are unprocessed.

“Positive information has not been essential to our survival. It takes ten full seconds for us to experience a positive experience through the five senses,” said Dr. Valerie Baker. 

Five-Step Jailbreak System

For us to have a jailbreak, Dr. Valerie Baker says the process can be stressful. Hence, the tools that she teaches first create safety and bring down the nervous system activation. So, it feels safe and not stressful for us to create that change.

Dr. Valerie Bakers also encourage people who need help to work with her so she can assist in addressing several issues that are linked to trauma. Rather than resort to anti-depressants or drugs, a mind, body and spirit resolution is useful.

It’s all about helping people finally making sense of the issues that contribute to their stress or trauma. To know more about her 5-step jailbreak system, check out Dr. Valerie Baker’s website to download the free e-book and audio training.


Dr. Valerie Baker is a psychologist, author, and founder of Her Genius, Inc., dedicated to helping self-made women, their partners, and teams fully thrive in their work in the world, relationships, and health. Based on the cutting-edge scientific evidence of genetic transmission of trauma, Dr. Valerie Baker has discovered and pioneers healing Patriarchy Stress Disorder (PSD), which her clients have dubbed “the missing link” to their ultimate success, happiness, freedom, productivity, and fulfillment.

Dr. Valerie Baker is a sought-after speaker at conferences and corporations committed to women’s empowerment. Discover how PSD may be affecting you, your relationships, and your business and download Dr. Valerie Baker’s 5-step “PSD jailbreak” system at 

Psychologist, author, and speaker, Dr. Valerie Baker pioneers healing Patriarchy Stress Disorder™ (PSD)–the trauma of 1000s of years of oppression imprinted in women’s DNA. She calls PSD the invisible inner prison that keeps women from experiencing their ultimate success and happiness. 

Dr. Valerie Baker holds a MEd in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College of Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. In over 20,000 hours of her work as a therapist and coach, Valerie has helped thousands of women break out of the PSD jail and create amazing relationships, businesses, careers, and health that are only possible on the outside. Dr. Valerie Baker is excited to share her revolutionary PSD jailbreak system with you today and help you claim your ultimate success and happiness.

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Dealing With Lyme Disease Naturally

Dealing with Lyme disease naturally seems impossible, but it’s not. My returning guest Scott Forsgren had ample experience dealing with Lyme disease naturally and is now helping others do the same. And he’ll teach us how he did all that in this episode.

First and foremost, Scott Forsgren says his whole journey in dealing with Lyme disease naturally was influenced by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt’s energetic testing. Scott Forsgren worked with practitioners for years that use his autonomic response testing and eventually got certified to administer the testing, too.

Improving Gut Health

Majority of the immune system and neurotransmitters originate in the gut. So, Scott Forsgren says the more we can optimize our G.I. health, the more we can improve our overall health.

He advises to first look at diet. He believes it needs to be individualized but at the same time, remove the foods that are known to be more common stressors like gluten, cow dairy, and sugar. Scott Forsgren also recommends working with a nutritionist to find out which diet might make the most sense for someone to explore.

“One that I observed helps most people dealing with Lyme disease is the low-histamine diet. It is not an easy diet to do. And it’s easier if people generally prepare their food at home rather than eat out,” said Scott Forsgren. “I see it helps reduce inflammation in people and to help with a lot of their symptoms just by changing the diet.”

He adds, “The more we can focus on reducing inflammation in general, while we are treating the underlying causes, or triggers of our health condition, the easier it is to get through that process. The less inflamed people are and the better they feel while they are being treated.”

Realities of Lyme Disease

In dealing with Lyme disease naturally, you have first to understand the components of the disease. Scott Forsgren says if someone is dealing with Lyme, they probably have Bartonella and or babesia.

Some other common co-infections or opportunistic infections that need to be explored as well. Again, he advises people to work with a practitioner who can start treating them with antibiotics, herbs, homeopathy or other tools.

Food Sensitivity Testing

Food sensitivity testing is worth exploring when you are dealing with Lyme disease naturally. This is also needed if people have very specific and unique foods that might be an issue for them. Scott Forsgren says avoiding those foods can be significant.

He also says that gluten is non-negotiable on people with Lyme and mold-related issues. Furthermore, Scott Forsgren believes probably at least half, or more people would do better by eliminating cow dairy.

“Avoid those things stressful to the system, which creates more inflammation and instead, incorporate foods that are as nutritionally dense as possible,” Scott Forsgren advises. “Not the prepared, processed food but getting real food into the diet. As much organic food as possible, eliminating the GMO foods and restricting the processed foods is important.”

He adds, “And then depending on whether or not people consume meat, organic grass-fed meat, pasture-raised poultry, and wild-caught seafood can be very helpful as well.”

Healthy Fats


Scott Forsgren also says consuming healthy fats can help in dealing with Lyme disease naturally.  Healthy fats include butter or ghee, chia seeds, coconut oil, and olive oil.

He also likes a lot of the plants and seed-based oils. What Scott Forsgren does daily is making a power shake, with high-quality protein, collagen powder, a blend of different fibers that helps not only with gut but also from a perspective of binding toxicity and supporting cell membranes.

Scott Forsgren also likes to mix in these healthy fats in the form of flaxseed oil, sunflower seed oil, a tablespoon of chia seeds and organic almond milk or any nut milk.  It helps build muscle and structural integrity which is useful in overall health maintenance.


MegaSporeBiotic is a spore-based probiotic developed by Kiran Krishnan and Microbiomelabs. People tolerate it pretty well. Scott Forsgren says many other probiotics are a problem or an additional stressor if you have a histamine issue.

“It can also help address leaky gut issues which are often a reason why we are so reactive to foods. And why we have some of the inflammation which is due to the immune system constantly being triggered by these food and other particles that are getting through the gut membrane,” said Scott Forsgren.


Another product Scott Forsgren recommends is Dr. Zach Bush’s Restore, which is a dietary supplement for gut health. Depending on each person’s situation, Scott Forsgren says looking at gut health will often go beyond the diet piece and the intestinal hyperpermeability piece but also into some of those microbial overgrowths, SIBO, SIFO, dysbiosis, and parasites.

“The majority of our symptoms are the results of the inflammatory event that occurs — microbes for example. It’s not so much that the symptoms are from the bug. But it’s from the immune system’s reaction to those bugs that creates inflammation,” said Scott Forsgren.

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Scott Forsgren says that people may have heard of mast cell activation syndrome which is the overproduction of histamine. He says there are many other mediators besides the histamine. And this is something that has been known in the autism arena for many years.

“Most people who are dealing with chronic infection, chronic toxicity, Lyme disease, and mold probably have some degree of mast cell activation and histamine-related issues,” Scott Forsgren said. “One of the primary triggers for mast cell activation is mold. Hence, it is the top thing people should look out.”

He adds, “But there are so many other triggers like parasites, Lyme disease, co-infections of Lyme disease-like Bartonella in particular. Environmental toxins like heavy metals, some medications, food, some supplements or temperature change can trigger mast cell reaction. Physical or emotional stress and electromagnetic field also trigger it as well.”

Treatment Options

Some practitioners might use some pharmaceutical medications. And some practitioners find very helpful DAO or diamine oxidase which is available as a supplement. Scott Forsgren says it can be helpful for some people especially around eating time if foods trigger their mast cell issues.

One product Scott Forsgren recommends is Neuroprotek from a company called Algonot. Lots of people in the autism area are familiar with that product because NeuroProtek reduces oxidative stress and inflammation.

Another product that Scott Forsgren recommends is Dr. Ben Lynch’s probiotic combination to help people with histamine issues called ProBiota HistaminX. It’s available from a company called, and vitamin c helpful as well.

On the other hand, Beyond Balance’s Mast-Ease was formulated to support the body’s natural ability to normalize mast cell and histamine response, as well as aid in reducing inflammation.

“People do find that they have an impairment. And they lose hope that they can get well. They feel as though their body is failing them in some way and not supporting them in their recovery,” said Scott Forsgren. “So, I think it’s critical when we get into the gene conversation to look at the epigenetics or what are the influencers of our genes rather than the potential for something to go wrong.”

Sauna Therapy

While Scott Forsgren recognizes the benefits of doing sauna sessions, he says it is essential to talk to your health practitioner to guide you. This is to make sure the timing is right, make sure they are sweating and that they got the proper support.  You must also make sure you are getting electrolytes and detoxifying well before doing saunas.

“What we don’t often think about is the toxins that are getting inside the body after the sauna session is over. So, make sure your liver, kidneys, lymphatic system and extracellular matrix are all optimized,” said Scott Forsgren.


Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt was talking about the adverse effect of EMR and EMFs since way back 2006. However, there were a lot of skeptics then. But as the years went by, more studies show that EMFs are stressors to our cells. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt also talks about how they make molds and other organisms that are within us more aggressive or produce more biotoxins.

Scott Forsgren says to be alert if you have mold from water damage in your home environment. Because the exponential increase in EMF is probably another reason why those molds now produce more toxins that influence our health.

“Endogenous retroviruses that we are conceived with are not necessarily viruses that we acquire. Historically, endogenous retroviruses have not caused us problems from a health perspective. Reducing EMF exposure certainly plays a role in some of those viruses that might be stressing our system as well,” said Scott Forsgren.

He adds, “It’s not possible to eliminate EMFs. The focus has to be how to reduce our exposure. Avoid exposure when sleeping because that is when the body is regenerating, restoring and repairing. Nothing should be plugged in. Dr. Klinghardt even recommended turning off the circuit breakers to the house. And minimize use during the day.”

As for choosing the right bed to sleep in, Scott Forsgren says you don’t want metal in your bed or box spring. Bottom line, the mattress should have no metal and recommends OrganicPedic. 

For blankets, a good brand is Little Tree Group, which according to their website, is a company who makes EMF/EMR Protective Blankets and Bed Canopies. They also make other protective products, CES Units, and Earthing Products.

Dirty Electricity

Scott Forsgren also advises being wary of dirty electricity which runs on electrical outlets because it creates health stress. He also recommends getting meters to measure how much dirty electricity you have in your environment.

“Have a building biologist to do some thorough testing to evaluate your home. EMF sensitivity is correlated to the level of heavy metals in the body and metal toxicity,” said Scott Forsgren. “And focusing on detoxification help over time to reduce electromagnetic hypersensitivity.”

Scott Forsgren also reveals that you cannot detoxify when you are constantly exposed to EMFs. So, you have to be a little bit careful about how quickly you reduce your exposures.


Kryptopyrroluria or KPU is a condition that Dr. Kinghardt feels that probably 80% or more of people with chronic Lyme disease and similar conditions are dealing with. Scott Forsgren says this is also common in the autism population.

It can be something that we inherit or induced in us by different types of traumas or chronic infection. Or it can be something that is epigenetically turned on by influences like intrauterine or birth or childhood or transgenerational traumas, etc.

Scott Forsgren says white spots on fingernails is a sign of zinc deficiency. Not recalling your dreams and depression are also symptoms of KPU. KPU is a significant loss of zinc, B6, biotin, manganese, omega 6 and other nutrients.

“It can also lead to higher levels of heavy metal toxicities. Addressing KPU can also help from that perspective,” said Scott Forsgren. “Slowly detox because if you come in with huge amounts of zinc, you can start releasing metals and things in the body and create an inflammatory situation.” 

Scott Forsgren also recommends the brand BioPure Core-S which contains KPU supporting nutrients.


There are breath tests that you can do for SIBO that look at hydrogen and methane. Scott Forsgren says the GI-MAP (GI Microbial Assay Plus) stool test and MegaSporeBiotic help in this realm. Another worthy product to try is Bio-Botanical Research Biocidin.

“Unfortunately, SIBO and SIFO seem to be fairly common issues that people are experiencing. Parasites can also play a role in this GI dysbiosis,” Scott Forsgren said.

He adds, “One of the challenges with parasites is that people often think of them as third world country problems. But it’s not true. Testing for parasites is poor. So do different systems of energetic testing like autonomic response testing or Dr. Simon Yu’s acupuncture meridian assessment.”

But Scott Forsgren also says but you still have to know what questions to ask your practitioner to explore the issues for your specific system.

“The more broadly we can cast the net, the broader the number of things we look at, the more likely it is that people can make progress with the number of things that we talked about,” said Scott Forsgren.

Furthermore, Scott Forsgren says that the broader we cast the net, the less aggressive we have to be with any one of them because we’re just taking a more holistic approach. That’s why he believes Naturopathic Doctors are a phenomenal fit for a condition like Lyme disease since they are used to looking at all of the different factors.

Dental Contributors

Dental issues can be a significant factor for health. Scott Forsgren believes that dental problems can be part of setting the stage for why we later develop a condition from mold or Lyme disease.

He says incorrectly removing mercury amalgams can lead to a more significant health problem. And it’s the same for root canals.

“Tonsils can also play a big role. A little bit different from the dental piece. But it’s not uncommon for people to have tonsil issues,” Scott Forsgren said.

He adds, “People dealing with chronic Lyme disease and similar conditions do have some really good oral health program in place. When we reduce the burden of microbes in the oral cavity, we are also reducing stress on the rest of the body.”


Scott Forsgren says PANDAS is where Lyme disease might have been 10 to 15 years ago concerning acceptance and awareness. It stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections. PANDA is a condition affecting a small group of children and results in a sudden and abrupt onset of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms.

But Scott Forsgren believes PANDAS or PANS is similar to autism, chronic Lyme disease or Alzheimers. He feels it’s more associated with chronic infections, chronic toxicity and the environment which we live. Because we have so many things that are just not supportive of our health.

“Eventually we’ll see that there a lot of the same underlying factors. And the presentation tends to depend a lot on the age in which we encounter these things. It also depends on whether or not we’ve already neurologically developed or not,” said Scott Forsgren.

Lastly, he adds, “I definitely would not trade my experience because it has brought me to by purpose and passion. And the thing that excites me about is waking up every day and be able to help someone else that’s going through a similar journey. It’s really fun for me to be a part of seeing people make progress in their journey.”


Scott Forsgren, FDN-P is a health coach, blogger, podcaster, health writer, and advocate. He is the editor and founder of, where he shares his 21-year journey through the world of Lyme disease, mold illness, and the myriad of factors that chronic illness often entails.

Scott Forsgren’s podcast “BetterHealthGuy Blogcast” interviews many of the leaders in the field and is available on his website,, and on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. He has been interviewed on numerous podcasts and has lectured on his recovery from chronic illness as an invited speaker of the Klinghardt Academy, at AutismOne, and on three Chronic Lyme Disease Summits. 

Scott Forsgren has written for the Townsend Letter and other publications. He is the co-founder of The Forum for Integrative Medicine which hosts an annual conference bringing together some of the top integrative practitioners to share practical tools for treating complex, chronic illness. 

He serves on the Board of Directors of LymeLight Foundation which provides treatment grants to children and young adults recovering from Lyme disease. Today, Scott Forsgren is grateful for his current state of health and all that he has learned on this life-changing journey.

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