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Summit For Wellness Podcast

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Move More, Eat Well, and Be Adventurous to reach your ultimate goals of achieving health. By incorporating these practices, while also learning from the best minds in alternative health, medicine, and fitness, Bryan Carroll and Summit For Wellness share actionable steps you can take each day to move closer to optimal health. Join us on this journey as we Climb to the Peak of Our Health.

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118- Sacred Cow and Meat’s Impact on the Planet with Diana Rodgers

There have been quite a few documentaries/movies that have stated meat consumption is terrible for humans and destroys the planet. However, these claims have been stated to come from cherry picked science and might not be true.Whenever you look at claims and research, you have to look into the people and companies that are backing the information and will benefit financially from the claims. When meat alternative companies put millions of dollars into a documentary to tell people that meat is bad for you, it definitely creates a conflict of interest.It does open up conversations and questions about our food sources though. Is eating meat killing our environment? Is it harming our own health? Can we sustain life without consuming certain food groups?This episode with Diana Rodgers is to talk about her upcoming book and documentary that looks into these types of questions to find the real answers, without having much conflict of interest.What To Expect From This Episode Does meat prod...

36 MIN3 d ago
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118- Sacred Cow and Meat’s Impact on the Planet with Diana Rodgers

117- How to Make Healthy Habits Convenient with Kathleen Trotter

How long do you think it takes to create a habit? Originally it was thought that it only took 21 days, but if you have ever been on a diet before, you'll know that is not true.Actually in fact right now the theory is that it can take 66-365 days to create a habit. It is tough to determine because there are a lot of factors that go into breaking old habits.For instance, if you have been writing with your right hand for 50 years, it will take much longer than 21 days to make your left hand comfortable with writing.So when it comes to creating healthy habits, what can we do to make the habits more convenient so that you can be more successful?What To Expect From This Episode What are the differences between healthy habits and unhealthy habits How to take something you want to change, and break it down into actionable steps Ways to make the healthy habits more convenientHow to not feel deprived in life, yet still improving your health Shownotes* [2:45] What got Kathleen into fitness and health* [5:00] Kathleen wasn't always fit and it took her mom pushing her for her to be interested in health* [6:15] You have to make the choice of improving your health, someone else can't make that choice for you* [7:30] How can you make health choices a "non-negotiable"* [10:30] At one point can a healthy habit become an unhealthy habit* [14:15] Are there common health habits people struggle with the most* [17:30] How do you determine which habit you want to work on, and then how can you break it down into actionable steps* [21:15] For people who are really social and love to hang with friends, how can they make the bad habits inconvenient* [25:30] If you make unhealthy decisions, take note of how you feel afterwards and see if it is something you want to change* [27:30] When you make healthy choices and then you go back to the habits you used to have, you'll get a good idea of how bad you felt before* [29:00] How do you handle friends or family who question your choices* [31:45] Should you have to explain the reasons behind your decisions to affirm to others it isn't because of them* [34:00] What are some final thoughts on making healthy habits more convenient Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate) Bryan: [00:00:15] It used to be thought that it only took 21 days to create a new habit. And anyone who has ever done a 30 day diet or fitness challenge can tell you that is not true.In fact, the theory now is that it could take anywhere between 66 and 365 days to create a habit, which is a pretty wide range. If you ask me and while starting a healthy habit usually has good intentions behind it. Oftentimes these short term stretches don't support you very well for the longterm gains.What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today Kathleen Trotter is going to help us to make healthy habits more convenient so that it becomes harder to fall back to our old unhealthy habits. She walks us through different processes to find the habits that are the best to change for you and how to break them down to make it simple.So let's get into my interview with Kathleen. Kathleen Trotter is a fitness expert, media personality, personal trainer writer, life coach, and overall health enthusiast. She is the author of finding your fit, a compassionate trainers guide to making fitness a lifelong habit. And Kathleen's passion is motivating others to find their fit.Welcome to the show, Kathleen.Kathleen Trotter: [00:01:37] Oh, it's my pleasure. I'm excited to be here and help your listeners find their fit. And I loved you. Call me a health enthusiast, which I just that's. That's what it is, because I think that too often health becomes something. Overwhelming. It's an obligation.

42 MIN1 w ago
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117- How to Make Healthy Habits Convenient with Kathleen Trotter

116- Ways to Relieve Chronic Pain with Dr. Ryan Foley

Pain is such as interesting feeling that we experience. We can have pain in areas that aren't damaged in any way, and we can have pain in limbs that no longer exist.This means that what we thought we knew about how pain occurs might not be exactly correct.What we do know is that the nervous system and the brain plays a huge role in our perception of pain, which that alone can teach us quite a bit about how pain actually works.Dr. Ryan Foley has a big focus on chronic pain and how to help patients figure out what is causing that sensation and designing a plan to reduce it. He learned a lot about pain from his experience working with prosthetics.What To Expect From This Episode What we can learn from the field of prosthesis to better understand pain The fundamental principles that can cause pain How to assess regions of the body to determine where pain is originating fromDifferent ways to reduce pain Shownotes* [1:45] Ryan Foley started his career working in a prosthetic facility* [8:...

59 MIN2 w ago
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116- Ways to Relieve Chronic Pain with Dr. Ryan Foley

115- How to Assess GI Pathogens with Reed Davis

Every single personshould have a mixture of bacteria and fungi in their digestive tracts, which will make up the microbiome as we currently know it. This microbiome is very supportive for our health, and the more research we do, the more we learn how important of a role it plays in our body.However, not all bacteria, fungi, and even viruses are good for us, which we all personally have experienced when we become sick.Sometimes these pathogens cause issues that are harder to detect, such as distress in our GI tract. It is these GI pathogens that can cause chronic digestive issues that can be resolved if you are looking for the right things.What To Expect From This Episode What makes a person a great host for pathogens to thrive Different tests and assessments for the GI tract What to do to improve your health and reduce likelihood of getting a GI pathogenHow protocols for different situations can look and what health factors are most important Shownotes* [1:45] Reed Davis noticed environmental issues was killing animals and was curious how it impacted humans* [5:45] It seems like the human body is very resilient, is this true* [8:00] Are there specific patterns that can indicate there is a GI pathogen causing issues* [10:45] What makes a host so susceptible to pathogens* [14:00] We are always exposed to different pathogens, and the stronger our body is, the better it will be able to fight off the pathogens* [14:45] What percentage of people that Reed tests will have some sort of GI pathogen* [16:00] How can a pathogen influence our aesthetics* [17:30] Why would a pathogen cause you to gain weight* [19:45] What are the best tests to use to assess GI pathogens and do you do a broad test or specific test* [23:00] While testing are you looking for nutrient deficiencies or other "poor host" indicators* [25:30] This is what a protocol might look like to support someone who has a pathogen and other health problems* [32:00] Are the health ideas behind DRESS in order of importance* [35:00] Someone with a stressful life and has a hard time getting lots of sleep, can we just take supplements to fix everything* [40:45] What does Reed do every single day to keep himself healthy Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Practitioners can become a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist- Learn More Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate) Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] Have you ever had a pain in your gut that has bothered you for a long time? But you couldn't figure out what was going on. Sometimes this happens from the foods we eat and sometimes there is something more going on in your gut, like a pathogen of some sort.And if you aren't looking at the issue of the right way, you might not realize exactly what is going on. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today I have at Reed Davis of functional diagnostic nutrition on the show to talk about GI pathogens and what we can do to clean up our systems.So let's dive into my conversation with Reed. Reed Davis does a holistic health practitioner and certified nutritional therapist and is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine. He is a founder of functional diagnostic nutrition, and he teaches the FDN course to over 2,500 trainees and graduates across 50 countries and has provided functional lab assessments to over 10,000 clients.Thank you for coming onto the show. Reed,Reed Davis: [00:01:20] Bryan, thanks so much for having me here. Hope to. Do some good,

46 MIN3 w ago
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115- How to Assess GI Pathogens with Reed Davis

114- Tips and Tricks For a Successful Home Garden with Melissa K Norris

This is the year that everyone seems to be getting into gardening, which makes sense since a lot of people have more time on their hands and there are also threats of food shortages in the future.Sometimes gardening can seem like a daunting task, especially if you've had the bad luck of always killing your plants in the past (I've been there). This is why I brought on Melissa K. Norris to help walk us through steps to make gardening easier and more successful.One of the common themes of this episode is we both recommend going out and getting your hands dirty. The best way to learn is to try because you'll learn a lot about your environment, garden area, and which plants grow better in your area.Below you can also find a lot of great resources to learn more about gardening, and more about the zoning of your local area.What To Expect From This Episode What are the common mistakes people make when first starting a garden The easiest plants to get comfortable growing Which plants are great for long term storage and how to store them correctlyBest ways to get rid of pests without harming your other plants Shownotes* [2:15] What is Melissa's background and what got her interested in homesteading* [5:45] Chicken was considered a "treat" for Melissa because she didn't grow up raising chickens* [7:15] What are some common mistakes people make when they get started gardening* [10:00] One of the common mistakes with soil is that people don't use the right soils or composts to plant in* [11:30] The simplest way to get started with gardening without the overwhelmed is by growing herbs* [14:15] Would you use potting soil for raised beds* [16:15] When planting herbs in pots, do you have to pay attention to the amount of light they get* [17:30] After planting herbs, what are the next best plants to grow for a bigger harvest* [19:30] The plants that provide more bounty per seed, are you able to harvest all summer long* [23:30] Which plants are great for long term storage* [30:00] For plants that don't store well long term, how can you still use them all year* [34:00] If you are inner city and don't have much room to grow a garden, what options do you have* [37:00] Can you use hydroponics as a way to grow some plants* [39:45] Which companion plants work really well to protect your garden* [44:30] What tricks work for slugs and snails* [47:30] For watering your plants, what methods work the best* [50:30] The best way to get started is to get the plant or seed and just start doing it Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Join Melissa's Organic Gardening Workshop- Learn More* The Family Garden Plant Book- Get on Amazon* Get Melissa's Free Plan to Grow Food For a Year- Learn More* Plant Hardiness Zone Map- See The Map* Home Freeze Dryer Options- Learn More* Get herbal support from our store, Mountainside Herbals! Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate) Bryan Carroll: [00:00:14] You decided that this will be the year. You will have your own garden. There is nothing quite like having homegrown foods because o...

62 MINJUN 18
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114- Tips and Tricks For a Successful Home Garden with Melissa K Norris

113- How to Conduct a Scientific Study, and Upcoming Environmental Studies on Health with Dr. Rachel Keith

The big topic of discussion the last few months has been around scientific research. We are seeing a lot of information rolling out, and it seems everyone is citing the term "based on the science". While it is great that people are so interested in research, there are definitely some things you will want to know to discern good research from bad research.This is why Dr. Rachel Keith is on the show today. She is in the middle of 2 long term research projects, so she explains all the details that go into conducting a study, and all the variables they need to account for.This episode will help you recognize how difficult research can be, and why it might not be the best idea to cram what should be years worth of research into just a couple of months.When you fast track research, you can run into issues where previous research has to be retracted due to insufficient data.What To Expect From This Episode What does the Scientific Process look like to conduct great research How do you account for all the possible variables that can influence the results How does the environment impact our health and cardiometabolic diseaseWhat happens when you try to condense the length of studies from years to months Shownotes* [2:00] Dr. Rachel Keith loves the "puzzle" component of research, but also brings it back to how it impacts people* [3:00] The environment accounts for around 80% of someone's risk to cardiometabolic disease* [4:30] Dr. Rachel shares how complex research is and how long it takes to discover an outcome* [7:30] Right now we are trying to break research down that usually takes years to conduct into a condensed version within months or a year* [14:45] As a researcher, you have to think through all the different variables that can impact the results of the study* [20:00] You will always have variables in long term studies that you never predicted to happen* [23:00] For Dr. Rachel's long term environmental study, they are collecting lots of biological information to try and cover different variables* [30:00] The studies done now helps to improve futures studies* [34:30] Her second study is testing how different types of forests can influence forest immersion* [36:30] Some people don't understand why we keep researching the same things, and it is because we are still learning more about these subjects Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate) Bryan: [00:00:15] We are at an interesting time where we're seeing some fast-tracked research and even research being retracted from some prestigious medical journals, which is pretty rare to have happen.And it's interesting because I understand that people want answers now, but the process takes a while in order to have accurate results and all the different variables need to be accounted for in the research. What's up everyone, I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous.And today I have Dr. Rachel Keith on the show to walk us through the scientific process for conducting research and what all is involved in conducting a proper study. We also will be talking about some environmental studies, such as how living in an area with more greenery can impact your health. So let's dive into my conversation with dr.Rachel Keith, Dr. Rachel Keith received her PhD from the university of Louisville, and she went on to get her nurse practitioner degree as well. She focuses her research on how the environment influences disease in particular cardio metabolic disease. She has become the director of human subject services and research at the Christina Lee Brown and virome Institute.

45 MINJUN 11
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113- How to Conduct a Scientific Study, and Upcoming Environmental Studies on Health with Dr. Rachel Keith

112- How Exercise Improves Our Cognitive Abilities with Dr. Jenny Etnier

What if exercise did more for us than improve our physical conditioning? What if it could actually have some cognitive benefits as well?That is exactly what we will be focusing on in this episode with Dr. Jenny Etnier. She has been doing a lot of research on how exercise could possibly be a protective barrier against Alzheimer's and cognitive decline.Jenny has also studied exercise through different age groups, from kids all the way to the elderly population. You'll learn about the results she has found, and how you can use it to start improving your brain today.What To Expect From This Episode What happens to your body when you restrict movement for a long period of time How much exercise it takes to see any cognitive improvements Types of exercise that work better for brain healthWhat has been researched in regards to exercise and its connection to Alzheimer's Disease Shownotes* [3:00] How can you get someone who absolutely hates exercise to start enjoying movement* [4:30] When yo...

41 MINJUN 4
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112- How Exercise Improves Our Cognitive Abilities with Dr. Jenny Etnier

111- The Basics of the Immune System and How to Support It

The immune system. We all know we have one, but most of us don't understand what it actually does for us, and the only way we know to support it is through medical interventions like medication.However, the immune system is much more complex than what a single pill can fix.Even though it is very complex, just understanding the basics of how your immune system protects you will provide a ton of information that you can use to support your own body.Like I mentioned in this episode, using your immune system as your front line of defense is the most important thing you can do, but it does not guarantee that you won't get sick. But hopefully it will allow you to fight off pathogens easier when you do come face to face with one.What To Expect From This Episode The different types of immune systems in your body How each type of immune system protects you and categorizes pathogens for future attacks Simple understanding of how these systems work together, and how it gets suppressed in your ...

27 MINMAY 28
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111- The Basics of the Immune System and How to Support It

110- Debunking the Blank-Free Diets with Dr. Kim Bretz

There are so many diets that exclude certain food types. For instance, gluten-free diets obviously remove gluten containing foods from the diet, and same with dairy-free diets and dairy containing foods.But other diet types are restrictive as well. Vegans remove meat or animal sources from their diet, while carnivore dieters remove plants from their diets.While many of these diets have good intentions behind them, they may not actually be great for the long term.Talking with Dr. Kim Bretz, we will be chatting about what these blank-free diets do to your gut microbiome, and how gut healing programs should look.What To Expect From This Episode How do diets impact our microbiome What types of food can feed or starve the good bacteria in our guts How protocols would look to improve gut health and then reintroduce other foodsTop foods and nutrients that are gut friendly Shownotes* [2:30] What was the reason Dr. Kim Bretz became a Naturopath* [7:30] Things that we have learned from fecal matter transplants* [8:30] Looking at the bugs and bacteria in the body has changed Dr. Kim's views on how to assess nutritional information* [11:45] Does bacteria prefer certain nutrients to feast on, or a variety of nutrients* [14:15] When eating processed food, is that supplying any good nutrients to the good bacteria* [17:00] Are blank-free diets beneficial to health, and what can be the long term effects* [23:00] When limiting your dietary type, what happens when circumstances change and those foods are hard to find* [26:30] Practitioners need to have exit strategies for their clients and patients so they aren't left in an unsustainable lifestyle* [27:30] What would a protocol look like for someone who is working on their gut* [33:00] Which oats are better for the gut bugs* [34:45] What happens when people feel really good on their changes and don't want to revert back to old foods* [36:30] How can people start expanding their palate to consume a wider variety of foods* [42:45] Trying new foods helps your taste buds to refine their ability to sense true foods Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate) Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] At this point, we have all heard about the different diet types that. Exclude a certain type of food such as a gluten free diet or a dairy free diet. There are even meat-free or vegan diets and carb free or low carb diets.Everywhere you turn, there's some sort of blank free diet that people are on. While oftentimes, people have good intentions when trying out these diets, it doesn't mean that they are the perfect option for health. For instance, I could be eating a vegan diet by only eating Oreos. But that doesn't mean it is healthy for me, but when it comes to these types of diets, there are other factors that we often forget could be impacted by limiting the variety of foods that you eat.What's up everyone? I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today, Dr. Kim Bretz's will be helping us to debunk some of the blank free diets and how to get more variety into your diet to improve your gut health. And if you like the content of this episode, then it would be very helpful if you left a quick rating and review for us in your favorite podcast app.It just helps us spread the word about the show and allows others to find this information. Now let's get into my conversation with Dr. Kim. Bretz's. Dr. Kim. Bretz's is a naturopathic doctor, international speaker, and adjunct faculty at the university of Waterloo pharmacy, and she believes everyone should be able to eat without pain.An advocates for eating a wide variety of foods. combines the best research available along with clinical experience and patient preference to achieve outstanding results with her patient...

47 MINMAY 21
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110- Debunking the Blank-Free Diets with Dr. Kim Bretz

109- Effective Cancer Treatments (That Aren’t Chemo or Radiation) with Dr. Lori Bouchard

Getting a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most shocking and scary experiences someone goes through. Your mind starts to race through what you just heard, and you start to think about the tough questions."How am I going to support my family", "how much time do I have", "there is so much left to do in this world", and so on.Typically, while your mind is racing, your doctor had continued the conversation about next steps and what to expect, but you probably missed most of it. Next thing you know, you are scheduling treatment appointments, and you have no time to think.We all know about chemo and radiation at this point, but what if there were other treatment options that are less invasive and have a lot of impact on your success rate?What Are Less Invasive Cancer Treatments?When we are talking about less invasive treatments, these are treatments that do minimal damage to the body itself. When you compare it to radiation, radiation is used on a targeted area to kill anything in its p...

54 MINMAY 14
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109- Effective Cancer Treatments (That Aren’t Chemo or Radiation) with Dr. Lori Bouchard

Latest Episodes

118- Sacred Cow and Meat’s Impact on the Planet with Diana Rodgers

There have been quite a few documentaries/movies that have stated meat consumption is terrible for humans and destroys the planet. However, these claims have been stated to come from cherry picked science and might not be true.Whenever you look at claims and research, you have to look into the people and companies that are backing the information and will benefit financially from the claims. When meat alternative companies put millions of dollars into a documentary to tell people that meat is bad for you, it definitely creates a conflict of interest.It does open up conversations and questions about our food sources though. Is eating meat killing our environment? Is it harming our own health? Can we sustain life without consuming certain food groups?This episode with Diana Rodgers is to talk about her upcoming book and documentary that looks into these types of questions to find the real answers, without having much conflict of interest.What To Expect From This Episode Does meat prod...

36 MIN3 d ago
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118- Sacred Cow and Meat’s Impact on the Planet with Diana Rodgers

117- How to Make Healthy Habits Convenient with Kathleen Trotter

How long do you think it takes to create a habit? Originally it was thought that it only took 21 days, but if you have ever been on a diet before, you'll know that is not true.Actually in fact right now the theory is that it can take 66-365 days to create a habit. It is tough to determine because there are a lot of factors that go into breaking old habits.For instance, if you have been writing with your right hand for 50 years, it will take much longer than 21 days to make your left hand comfortable with writing.So when it comes to creating healthy habits, what can we do to make the habits more convenient so that you can be more successful?What To Expect From This Episode What are the differences between healthy habits and unhealthy habits How to take something you want to change, and break it down into actionable steps Ways to make the healthy habits more convenientHow to not feel deprived in life, yet still improving your health Shownotes* [2:45] What got Kathleen into fitness and health* [5:00] Kathleen wasn't always fit and it took her mom pushing her for her to be interested in health* [6:15] You have to make the choice of improving your health, someone else can't make that choice for you* [7:30] How can you make health choices a "non-negotiable"* [10:30] At one point can a healthy habit become an unhealthy habit* [14:15] Are there common health habits people struggle with the most* [17:30] How do you determine which habit you want to work on, and then how can you break it down into actionable steps* [21:15] For people who are really social and love to hang with friends, how can they make the bad habits inconvenient* [25:30] If you make unhealthy decisions, take note of how you feel afterwards and see if it is something you want to change* [27:30] When you make healthy choices and then you go back to the habits you used to have, you'll get a good idea of how bad you felt before* [29:00] How do you handle friends or family who question your choices* [31:45] Should you have to explain the reasons behind your decisions to affirm to others it isn't because of them* [34:00] What are some final thoughts on making healthy habits more convenient Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate) Bryan: [00:00:15] It used to be thought that it only took 21 days to create a new habit. And anyone who has ever done a 30 day diet or fitness challenge can tell you that is not true.In fact, the theory now is that it could take anywhere between 66 and 365 days to create a habit, which is a pretty wide range. If you ask me and while starting a healthy habit usually has good intentions behind it. Oftentimes these short term stretches don't support you very well for the longterm gains.What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today Kathleen Trotter is going to help us to make healthy habits more convenient so that it becomes harder to fall back to our old unhealthy habits. She walks us through different processes to find the habits that are the best to change for you and how to break them down to make it simple.So let's get into my interview with Kathleen. Kathleen Trotter is a fitness expert, media personality, personal trainer writer, life coach, and overall health enthusiast. She is the author of finding your fit, a compassionate trainers guide to making fitness a lifelong habit. And Kathleen's passion is motivating others to find their fit.Welcome to the show, Kathleen.Kathleen Trotter: [00:01:37] Oh, it's my pleasure. I'm excited to be here and help your listeners find their fit. And I loved you. Call me a health enthusiast, which I just that's. That's what it is, because I think that too often health becomes something. Overwhelming. It's an obligation.

42 MIN1 w ago
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117- How to Make Healthy Habits Convenient with Kathleen Trotter

116- Ways to Relieve Chronic Pain with Dr. Ryan Foley

Pain is such as interesting feeling that we experience. We can have pain in areas that aren't damaged in any way, and we can have pain in limbs that no longer exist.This means that what we thought we knew about how pain occurs might not be exactly correct.What we do know is that the nervous system and the brain plays a huge role in our perception of pain, which that alone can teach us quite a bit about how pain actually works.Dr. Ryan Foley has a big focus on chronic pain and how to help patients figure out what is causing that sensation and designing a plan to reduce it. He learned a lot about pain from his experience working with prosthetics.What To Expect From This Episode What we can learn from the field of prosthesis to better understand pain The fundamental principles that can cause pain How to assess regions of the body to determine where pain is originating fromDifferent ways to reduce pain Shownotes* [1:45] Ryan Foley started his career working in a prosthetic facility* [8:...

59 MIN2 w ago
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116- Ways to Relieve Chronic Pain with Dr. Ryan Foley

115- How to Assess GI Pathogens with Reed Davis

Every single personshould have a mixture of bacteria and fungi in their digestive tracts, which will make up the microbiome as we currently know it. This microbiome is very supportive for our health, and the more research we do, the more we learn how important of a role it plays in our body.However, not all bacteria, fungi, and even viruses are good for us, which we all personally have experienced when we become sick.Sometimes these pathogens cause issues that are harder to detect, such as distress in our GI tract. It is these GI pathogens that can cause chronic digestive issues that can be resolved if you are looking for the right things.What To Expect From This Episode What makes a person a great host for pathogens to thrive Different tests and assessments for the GI tract What to do to improve your health and reduce likelihood of getting a GI pathogenHow protocols for different situations can look and what health factors are most important Shownotes* [1:45] Reed Davis noticed environmental issues was killing animals and was curious how it impacted humans* [5:45] It seems like the human body is very resilient, is this true* [8:00] Are there specific patterns that can indicate there is a GI pathogen causing issues* [10:45] What makes a host so susceptible to pathogens* [14:00] We are always exposed to different pathogens, and the stronger our body is, the better it will be able to fight off the pathogens* [14:45] What percentage of people that Reed tests will have some sort of GI pathogen* [16:00] How can a pathogen influence our aesthetics* [17:30] Why would a pathogen cause you to gain weight* [19:45] What are the best tests to use to assess GI pathogens and do you do a broad test or specific test* [23:00] While testing are you looking for nutrient deficiencies or other "poor host" indicators* [25:30] This is what a protocol might look like to support someone who has a pathogen and other health problems* [32:00] Are the health ideas behind DRESS in order of importance* [35:00] Someone with a stressful life and has a hard time getting lots of sleep, can we just take supplements to fix everything* [40:45] What does Reed do every single day to keep himself healthy Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Practitioners can become a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist- Learn More Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate) Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] Have you ever had a pain in your gut that has bothered you for a long time? But you couldn't figure out what was going on. Sometimes this happens from the foods we eat and sometimes there is something more going on in your gut, like a pathogen of some sort.And if you aren't looking at the issue of the right way, you might not realize exactly what is going on. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today I have at Reed Davis of functional diagnostic nutrition on the show to talk about GI pathogens and what we can do to clean up our systems.So let's dive into my conversation with Reed. Reed Davis does a holistic health practitioner and certified nutritional therapist and is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine. He is a founder of functional diagnostic nutrition, and he teaches the FDN course to over 2,500 trainees and graduates across 50 countries and has provided functional lab assessments to over 10,000 clients.Thank you for coming onto the show. Reed,Reed Davis: [00:01:20] Bryan, thanks so much for having me here. Hope to. Do some good,

46 MIN3 w ago
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115- How to Assess GI Pathogens with Reed Davis

114- Tips and Tricks For a Successful Home Garden with Melissa K Norris

This is the year that everyone seems to be getting into gardening, which makes sense since a lot of people have more time on their hands and there are also threats of food shortages in the future.Sometimes gardening can seem like a daunting task, especially if you've had the bad luck of always killing your plants in the past (I've been there). This is why I brought on Melissa K. Norris to help walk us through steps to make gardening easier and more successful.One of the common themes of this episode is we both recommend going out and getting your hands dirty. The best way to learn is to try because you'll learn a lot about your environment, garden area, and which plants grow better in your area.Below you can also find a lot of great resources to learn more about gardening, and more about the zoning of your local area.What To Expect From This Episode What are the common mistakes people make when first starting a garden The easiest plants to get comfortable growing Which plants are great for long term storage and how to store them correctlyBest ways to get rid of pests without harming your other plants Shownotes* [2:15] What is Melissa's background and what got her interested in homesteading* [5:45] Chicken was considered a "treat" for Melissa because she didn't grow up raising chickens* [7:15] What are some common mistakes people make when they get started gardening* [10:00] One of the common mistakes with soil is that people don't use the right soils or composts to plant in* [11:30] The simplest way to get started with gardening without the overwhelmed is by growing herbs* [14:15] Would you use potting soil for raised beds* [16:15] When planting herbs in pots, do you have to pay attention to the amount of light they get* [17:30] After planting herbs, what are the next best plants to grow for a bigger harvest* [19:30] The plants that provide more bounty per seed, are you able to harvest all summer long* [23:30] Which plants are great for long term storage* [30:00] For plants that don't store well long term, how can you still use them all year* [34:00] If you are inner city and don't have much room to grow a garden, what options do you have* [37:00] Can you use hydroponics as a way to grow some plants* [39:45] Which companion plants work really well to protect your garden* [44:30] What tricks work for slugs and snails* [47:30] For watering your plants, what methods work the best* [50:30] The best way to get started is to get the plant or seed and just start doing it Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Join Melissa's Organic Gardening Workshop- Learn More* The Family Garden Plant Book- Get on Amazon* Get Melissa's Free Plan to Grow Food For a Year- Learn More* Plant Hardiness Zone Map- See The Map* Home Freeze Dryer Options- Learn More* Get herbal support from our store, Mountainside Herbals! Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate) Bryan Carroll: [00:00:14] You decided that this will be the year. You will have your own garden. There is nothing quite like having homegrown foods because o...

62 MINJUN 18
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114- Tips and Tricks For a Successful Home Garden with Melissa K Norris

113- How to Conduct a Scientific Study, and Upcoming Environmental Studies on Health with Dr. Rachel Keith

The big topic of discussion the last few months has been around scientific research. We are seeing a lot of information rolling out, and it seems everyone is citing the term "based on the science". While it is great that people are so interested in research, there are definitely some things you will want to know to discern good research from bad research.This is why Dr. Rachel Keith is on the show today. She is in the middle of 2 long term research projects, so she explains all the details that go into conducting a study, and all the variables they need to account for.This episode will help you recognize how difficult research can be, and why it might not be the best idea to cram what should be years worth of research into just a couple of months.When you fast track research, you can run into issues where previous research has to be retracted due to insufficient data.What To Expect From This Episode What does the Scientific Process look like to conduct great research How do you account for all the possible variables that can influence the results How does the environment impact our health and cardiometabolic diseaseWhat happens when you try to condense the length of studies from years to months Shownotes* [2:00] Dr. Rachel Keith loves the "puzzle" component of research, but also brings it back to how it impacts people* [3:00] The environment accounts for around 80% of someone's risk to cardiometabolic disease* [4:30] Dr. Rachel shares how complex research is and how long it takes to discover an outcome* [7:30] Right now we are trying to break research down that usually takes years to conduct into a condensed version within months or a year* [14:45] As a researcher, you have to think through all the different variables that can impact the results of the study* [20:00] You will always have variables in long term studies that you never predicted to happen* [23:00] For Dr. Rachel's long term environmental study, they are collecting lots of biological information to try and cover different variables* [30:00] The studies done now helps to improve futures studies* [34:30] Her second study is testing how different types of forests can influence forest immersion* [36:30] Some people don't understand why we keep researching the same things, and it is because we are still learning more about these subjects Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate) Bryan: [00:00:15] We are at an interesting time where we're seeing some fast-tracked research and even research being retracted from some prestigious medical journals, which is pretty rare to have happen.And it's interesting because I understand that people want answers now, but the process takes a while in order to have accurate results and all the different variables need to be accounted for in the research. What's up everyone, I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous.And today I have Dr. Rachel Keith on the show to walk us through the scientific process for conducting research and what all is involved in conducting a proper study. We also will be talking about some environmental studies, such as how living in an area with more greenery can impact your health. So let's dive into my conversation with dr.Rachel Keith, Dr. Rachel Keith received her PhD from the university of Louisville, and she went on to get her nurse practitioner degree as well. She focuses her research on how the environment influences disease in particular cardio metabolic disease. She has become the director of human subject services and research at the Christina Lee Brown and virome Institute.

45 MINJUN 11
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113- How to Conduct a Scientific Study, and Upcoming Environmental Studies on Health with Dr. Rachel Keith

112- How Exercise Improves Our Cognitive Abilities with Dr. Jenny Etnier

What if exercise did more for us than improve our physical conditioning? What if it could actually have some cognitive benefits as well?That is exactly what we will be focusing on in this episode with Dr. Jenny Etnier. She has been doing a lot of research on how exercise could possibly be a protective barrier against Alzheimer's and cognitive decline.Jenny has also studied exercise through different age groups, from kids all the way to the elderly population. You'll learn about the results she has found, and how you can use it to start improving your brain today.What To Expect From This Episode What happens to your body when you restrict movement for a long period of time How much exercise it takes to see any cognitive improvements Types of exercise that work better for brain healthWhat has been researched in regards to exercise and its connection to Alzheimer's Disease Shownotes* [3:00] How can you get someone who absolutely hates exercise to start enjoying movement* [4:30] When yo...

41 MINJUN 4
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112- How Exercise Improves Our Cognitive Abilities with Dr. Jenny Etnier

111- The Basics of the Immune System and How to Support It

The immune system. We all know we have one, but most of us don't understand what it actually does for us, and the only way we know to support it is through medical interventions like medication.However, the immune system is much more complex than what a single pill can fix.Even though it is very complex, just understanding the basics of how your immune system protects you will provide a ton of information that you can use to support your own body.Like I mentioned in this episode, using your immune system as your front line of defense is the most important thing you can do, but it does not guarantee that you won't get sick. But hopefully it will allow you to fight off pathogens easier when you do come face to face with one.What To Expect From This Episode The different types of immune systems in your body How each type of immune system protects you and categorizes pathogens for future attacks Simple understanding of how these systems work together, and how it gets suppressed in your ...

27 MINMAY 28
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111- The Basics of the Immune System and How to Support It

110- Debunking the Blank-Free Diets with Dr. Kim Bretz

There are so many diets that exclude certain food types. For instance, gluten-free diets obviously remove gluten containing foods from the diet, and same with dairy-free diets and dairy containing foods.But other diet types are restrictive as well. Vegans remove meat or animal sources from their diet, while carnivore dieters remove plants from their diets.While many of these diets have good intentions behind them, they may not actually be great for the long term.Talking with Dr. Kim Bretz, we will be chatting about what these blank-free diets do to your gut microbiome, and how gut healing programs should look.What To Expect From This Episode How do diets impact our microbiome What types of food can feed or starve the good bacteria in our guts How protocols would look to improve gut health and then reintroduce other foodsTop foods and nutrients that are gut friendly Shownotes* [2:30] What was the reason Dr. Kim Bretz became a Naturopath* [7:30] Things that we have learned from fecal matter transplants* [8:30] Looking at the bugs and bacteria in the body has changed Dr. Kim's views on how to assess nutritional information* [11:45] Does bacteria prefer certain nutrients to feast on, or a variety of nutrients* [14:15] When eating processed food, is that supplying any good nutrients to the good bacteria* [17:00] Are blank-free diets beneficial to health, and what can be the long term effects* [23:00] When limiting your dietary type, what happens when circumstances change and those foods are hard to find* [26:30] Practitioners need to have exit strategies for their clients and patients so they aren't left in an unsustainable lifestyle* [27:30] What would a protocol look like for someone who is working on their gut* [33:00] Which oats are better for the gut bugs* [34:45] What happens when people feel really good on their changes and don't want to revert back to old foods* [36:30] How can people start expanding their palate to consume a wider variety of foods* [42:45] Trying new foods helps your taste buds to refine their ability to sense true foods Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate) Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] At this point, we have all heard about the different diet types that. Exclude a certain type of food such as a gluten free diet or a dairy free diet. There are even meat-free or vegan diets and carb free or low carb diets.Everywhere you turn, there's some sort of blank free diet that people are on. While oftentimes, people have good intentions when trying out these diets, it doesn't mean that they are the perfect option for health. For instance, I could be eating a vegan diet by only eating Oreos. But that doesn't mean it is healthy for me, but when it comes to these types of diets, there are other factors that we often forget could be impacted by limiting the variety of foods that you eat.What's up everyone? I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today, Dr. Kim Bretz's will be helping us to debunk some of the blank free diets and how to get more variety into your diet to improve your gut health. And if you like the content of this episode, then it would be very helpful if you left a quick rating and review for us in your favorite podcast app.It just helps us spread the word about the show and allows others to find this information. Now let's get into my conversation with Dr. Kim. Bretz's. Dr. Kim. Bretz's is a naturopathic doctor, international speaker, and adjunct faculty at the university of Waterloo pharmacy, and she believes everyone should be able to eat without pain.An advocates for eating a wide variety of foods. combines the best research available along with clinical experience and patient preference to achieve outstanding results with her patient...

47 MINMAY 21
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110- Debunking the Blank-Free Diets with Dr. Kim Bretz

109- Effective Cancer Treatments (That Aren’t Chemo or Radiation) with Dr. Lori Bouchard

Getting a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most shocking and scary experiences someone goes through. Your mind starts to race through what you just heard, and you start to think about the tough questions."How am I going to support my family", "how much time do I have", "there is so much left to do in this world", and so on.Typically, while your mind is racing, your doctor had continued the conversation about next steps and what to expect, but you probably missed most of it. Next thing you know, you are scheduling treatment appointments, and you have no time to think.We all know about chemo and radiation at this point, but what if there were other treatment options that are less invasive and have a lot of impact on your success rate?What Are Less Invasive Cancer Treatments?When we are talking about less invasive treatments, these are treatments that do minimal damage to the body itself. When you compare it to radiation, radiation is used on a targeted area to kill anything in its p...

54 MINMAY 14
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109- Effective Cancer Treatments (That Aren’t Chemo or Radiation) with Dr. Lori Bouchard
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