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Reversing Chronic Disease with Paleo Habits with Lindsay Christensen

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Lindsay Christensen is a nutritionist, health coach & health writer. She's our new staff writer at WWC. In this episode we talk about Lindsay's chronic childhood illness, diagnosis, the different treatments she's taken and how taking a paleo approach has made a difference for her.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 01:35 Introducing Lindsay Christensen
Min 03:55 Lindsay's health history & recovery
Min 10:35 Lyme infection
Min 14:50 The ancestral approach to healing
Min 19:45 Lindsay's diet
Min 25:05 Being diligent with your health
Min 27:20 The circadian rhythms
Min 36:35 Lindsay's favorite botanicals & binders
Min 41:20 Intermittent fasting
Min 46:00 Lindsay's resources

To learn more about Lindsay Christensen, visit her website here  and follow her on social media:
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How Toxins Affect Your Weight with Lara Adler

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Lara Adler is an environmental toxins expert who teaches practitioners very detailed information about toxins so that they can share it with their clients. In this episode we talk about how & why toxins affect our weight, ways to reduce toxins in our lives, and childhood obesity.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 02:30 Maintaining healthy body weight
Min 07:10 How toxins & phamaceuticals affect body weight
Min 14:50 Genetics & body weight
Min 19:30 The diet & eating healthy organic food
Min 27:50 Other ways chemicals can trigger weight gain
Min 36:40 Going organic to reduce toxin exposure
Min 39:00 Doing away with plastics & fragrances
Min 44:50 Benefits of filtrating water
Min 55:25 Lara Adler's resources

To learn more about Lara Adler, visit her website here and follow her on social media:
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French Onion Meatball Soup by Maria Emmerich

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Maria Emmerich is a wellness expert in nutrition and exercise physiology who shares a passion for helping others reach their goals of optimal health. 

She recognized that modifying the Ketogentic diet around dietary restrictions can be challenging, so she created this book to meet the need! She includes many delicious recipes that can be enjoyed by those with or without dietary restrictions!

Here's one of Maria Emmerich's recipe from her new book  "Easy Dairy-Free Ketogenic Recipes".

Ingredients:

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or lard 1⁄4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons beef bone broth, homemade (page 106) or store- bought
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 large egg

For the Soup:

  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or lard
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 4 cups beef bone broth, homemade (page 106) or store- bought
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves Fine sea salt
  • For Garnish:
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Prep time: 8 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Make the meatballs: Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and season with the salt; sauté until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Transfer the onion mixture to a small bowl and set aside to cool.
  3. Combine the ground beef, broth, thyme, and egg in a large bowl. When the onion mixture is no longer hot to the touch, add it to the bowl with the meat mixture and work everything together with your hands.
  4. Shape the meat mixture into 1 1⁄4-inch balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile, make the soup: Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onions and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring often, until golden brown. Add the broth and thyme and boil for 10 minutes or until the onions are very soft. Taste and add salt, if desired. Ladle the onion broth into bowls and add the meatballs. Garnish with fresh thyme and freshly ground pepper.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in a freezer-safe container for up to a month. To reheat, place the soup in a saucepan over medium heat for a few minutes, until warmed through.

Nutritional info (per serving):
Calories 385
Fat 31g
Protein 22g
Carbs 5g
Ber 1g

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Found This Interesting?

Maria Emmerich is a wellness expert in nutrition and exercise physiology. She shares a passion for helping others reach their goals of optimal health. 

She struggled with her weight throughout childhood and decided enough was enough. She decided to study health and wellness so she could help others stop wasting their time being discouraged with their outward appearance and not feeling their best mentally. Maria understands the connection between food and how it makes us all feel on the inside and out.

She is a International Best Selling author of several books including “Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking” "Keto" and “The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse“
 

Nutrition for Thyroid Recovery with Caroline Stahlschmidt

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Caroline Stahlschmidt is a Certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner (FNLP) and is a practicing functional nutritionist at the Functional Nutrition Alliance (FxNA) Clinic. She was diagnosed with Hashimoto's but has learned to thrive with her autoimmunity through diet and lifestyle modifications. In this episode we talk about thyroid, nutrition and advanced issues about thyroid markers.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 00:40 Results of our podcast survey
Min 06:05 Introduction to Caroline Stahlschmidt & her Hashimoto's diagnosis
Min 08:15 Factors that contributed to Caroline's Hashimoto's
Min 10:00 Unhealthy guts & your poop
Min 13:30 High TSH levels
Min 19:00 The Epstein Barr virus
Min 22:00 Caroline's evolution of symptoms
Min 26:40 Getting enough sleep & rest
Min 31:55 Nutrition & diet for good health
Min 41:05 Yoga & Caroline's healing journey
Min 47:05 Caroline's resources & work

To learn more about Caroline Stahlschmidt and the Functional Nutrition Alliance (FxNA) Clinic, visit their website here and follow them on social media:
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Why Detox Beats Dieting with Robyn Openshaw

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Robyn Openshaw is a researcher and wellness author of 15 titles, including 2017’s #1 bestseller Vibe, The Green Smoothies Diet, and 12 Steps to Whole Foods. She's our first guest this year where we talk about detox, toxins, dieting and eating healthy.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 02:15 Introduction to Robyn Openshaw & her new book "Vibe"
Min 07:30 Toxic load in the body
Min 09:40 Robyn's health history & her grandma's fight with cancer
Min 12:25 Robyn's first detox experience
Min 18:35 The 26 Day Detox program
Min 23:05 Taking green smoothies
Min 28:45 The Ketogenic diet
Min 35:20 The Paleo diet, carbs & protein
Min 45:20 Intuitive eating & detoxing
Min 50:30 Why detox is better than dieting
Min 52:05 Fulic acid, humic acid & minerals

To learn more about Robyn Openshaw, visit her website here and follow her on social media:
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Resources:

Free Detox Video Mini Masterclass 
12 Steps to Whole Foods Masterclass 
How Not to Die by Michael Greger, MD
Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, MD

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Macronutrient Balance and Traditional Cooking for Weight Management with Wardee Harmon

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Wardee Harmon is the founder of Traditional Cooking School and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods. In this episode we focus on weight management, macronutrient balanced diets, traditional cooking and sourcing healthy foods.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 03:00 Introduction to Wardee Harmon
Min 06:00 Re-evaluating how we eat
Min 13:30 Eating low-carb & restricted diets
Min 16:25 Energizing vs satisfying dishes
Min 18:55 The concept of traditional cooking
Min 26:30 What foods to eat at home
Min 28:20 Learning how to cook traditional foods
Min 36:15 Wardee's programs
Min 39:30 Sourcing healthy food
Min 42:00 Wardee's menu plan & home cooking tips

To learn more about Wardee Harmon and Traditional Cooking School, visit her website here and follow her on social media:

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Is Your Gut Messing Up Your Hormones?

Hormones can really drive you crazy.

 

You may feel you have zero no control over the headaches, bloating, exhaustion and moodiness that can come with hormonal shifts. 

You’re right; there is someone else in control of your hormones, and her name is bacteria.

There are trillions of bacteria in your gut (1) and they are busy either keeping your hormones in balance or helping your hormones fail you.

There is a lot happening in your gut.  My instructor, Reed Davis, used to say, “the gut is more like a party than a tube.” So let's learn a bit about the gut and how it's helping or harming your health as a woman.

 

What a Healthy Gut Party Looks Like

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  • Friendly bacteria are hanging out on healthy villi (the shag carpets that line the gut.)

  • Fresh, whole foods, including fats and fiber, are being served at the party, and your bacterial guests are loving the menu.  

  • They are snacking on your appetizers and living it up, and actually producing things like B vitamins and antioxidants as a result.  

  • They spill amino acids and fat globules onto the villi carpet, but those nutrients pass right through and your body manufactures healthy hormones out of them.

  • There are a few questionable characters at the party but the friendly bacteria are keeping an eye on them and will put them in check as needed (this is called quorum sensing.)  

  • Every morning the party room is swept clean and the guests are ready when new healthy food is served.

 

What an Unhealthy Gut Party Looks Like

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  • There are not many friendly bacteria in attendance, and instead, some thugs are dominating the show.
  • This seedy environment allows for bigger bad guys, like parasites, to feel comfortable to join in, and some low-level suck-ups by the name of Candida Albicans also take advantage.  

  • There are certainly no healthy snacks being served, and instead, the constant influx of sugar and processed foods is giving these bullies more strength.  

  • There are fewer nutrients being made, and less being absorbed because the poor shaggy carpet villi are all stepped on and flattened.  

  • The room is never swept and the rude guests never want to leave (constipation), unless the cops scare them out (diarrhea).

  • This sad situation allows toxins and estrogens to recirculate back into your body.  

  • The released toxins may be stored in your fat tissue to be dealt with later, and this increased fat tissue makes even more estrogen, leading to further imbalance.

  • With all this confusion, the brain does not know what hormones to make and ends up making less.  

Would you like a better idea of what's happening in your gut?

 

Take the first step with our free “Is a Gut Infection Causing My Hormonal Imbalance?" quiz below.

We offer private coaching, which can include lab testing for gut infections, through our online clinic with our team of functional nutrition coaches. If you are interested in learning more, please complete this application.  

(1)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991899/