Dr. Carri Drzyzga is known internationally as ‘The Functional Medicine Doc’ – the go-to expert on finding the root causes of health problems so you can feel normal again. She is a chiropractor and naturopathic doctor, host of the popular podcast “The Functional Medicine Radio Show”, and author of the hit book Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again! Fixing the Root Cause of Your Fatigue with Natural Treatments. Dr. Carri is the creator of Entrepreneurial Fatigue: How to Fuel Your Brain & Body for Entrepreneurial Success. Her private practice is Functional Medicine Ontario located in Ottawa, Ontario.
She comes on the show today to talk about the stress response and so many other topics. Here are a few of the topics that we discuss in our podcast today:
Today we tackle the subject of SAMe. SAMe is a nutrient that we make in our liver but also has documented benefits from supplementing it in the diet. It stands for S-adenosyl methionine, and it plays a significant role in methylation in our body.
It has been shown in research to help with various concerns including depression, osteoarthritis, pain syndromes, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and mood/attention concerns.
In this podcast, we talk about how SAMe works in the body, who would benefit from taking it and supplementation levels.
It also plays a role in methylation and genetic concerns like MTHFT and COMT. In this podcast, we touch briefly about these concerns and how you can incorporate SAMe supplementation to help support the body and promote optimal health and wellness.
Here is a link to our course on methylation and epigenetics if you would like to find out more:
Dr. Meaghan joined Dustin Dukart and Ryan Maxwell on Refit-Life Radio to talk about autoimmune disease and the connection with the microbiome and gut bacteria. Great conversation about:
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Dr. Dawson Church is here to talk about EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and his book that includes 48 different emotional freedom techniques.
Dr. Dawson Church comes on to talk about the effect that emotion has on health and wellness. And actually when we talk about emotions that it is based on emotions that we set at a young age.
He talks about what we can do to help break free from these feelings.
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Beyond the Basics Health Academy Podcast welcomes Dr. Joanny Liu to the podcast to talk about brain health, concussions, and the importance of emotional and mental support.
Dr. Joanny Liu is an international leader in Chinese Sports Medicine and Chinese Sports Psychology. She works in Calgary and has written a book called Heal Your Concussion: How to Quickly and Effectively Get Back in the Game.
She talks to us today about the effect of emotions on the body and the effect that emotions has on lingering symptoms in the body.
LINKS TO DR. JOANNY AND HER RESOURCES
Ebook: Concussion Answers
MORE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FROM DR. JOANNY
Dr. Joanny Liu, TCMD, RAc, P.Eng, International #1 Best Selling Author and founder of Extraordinary Sports Medicine, where we help athletes reverse injury, get back in the game they love and improve their quality of life.
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Beyond the Basics Health Academy is excited to welcome Dr. Glenn Livingston to the show. He is a veteran psychologist and longtime CEO of a consulting firm that has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry.
He is coming on the podcast to talk about binge eating and the emotional connection that we have to food. Through both personal and professional experience, he takes a different approach to binge eating. In this podcast, he shares with us what he has learned about how we are programmed to approach food.
He has written a book Never Binge Again: Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person on the Food Plan of Your Choice!”
Want to find out more about his book, check out his free ebook at
Thanks so much Dr. Livingston for coming on the show.
Michelle McQuaid is a playful change activator, bestselling author, and workplace wellbeing teacher! With more than a decade of senior leadership experience in large organizations around the world, she’s passionate about translating cutting edge research from positive psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies for health, happiness, and business success. An honorary fellow at Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education, she blogs for Psychology Today, Huffington Post and Lives Happy and her work has been featured in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Boss Magazine, The Age and more.
IN THIS PODCAST, WE TALK ABOUT:
6 things that we need in order to increase wellbeing in the workplace
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Research shows there is a definite connection between traumatic brain injuries and gut inflammation. It all comes down to the gut-brain axis.
It is shown that as soon as 2 hours after a brain injury, there is an increase in gut inflammatory markers. Therefore, it is vital to make sure to add in gut support to heal the digestive system. These supplements include:
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This latest research is so fascinating. It proves the power of the brain-gut axis and the need always to repair a gut in any individual that has had a brain injury.
In his book Achieve: Find Out Who You Are, What You Really Want, and How to Make it Happen, Dr. Chris Friesen, Ph.D. talks about what it takes to be successful in your life.
This is a great podcast about how to achieve your goals whether they are personal, professional, or health related.
There are many positive research-based benefits of L-theanine. This include:
L-theanine is found naturally in green and black tea. But supplementing levels have shown many benefits in research. Listen in to the podcast as we talk about these benefits.
Use in caution with individuals taking meds to lower blood pressure or that have episodes of low blood pressure because it is known to decrease blood pressure
Want to know more about our product, AX2: Adrenal Relax that is based on the positive effects of l-theanine. Click Here:
Today we welcome Peggy Sealfon on the show to talk to us today about stress and how we can effectively manage stress in our lives. She is a personal development coach, author, motivational speaker and expert on stress and anxiety. She is the author of the best-selling book Escape from Anxiety- Supercharge Your Life with Powerful Strategies from A to Z. In this book, she writes about a compilation effective ways to decrease stress in your life.
Peggy goes over an overview of the effect that stress has on our body and then what we can do to help manage it so that we can be productive in our lives. She then shares wonderful techniques and tips to help manage stress.
How to find out more about Peggy:
Today we sit down and talk to Lea Ann Mallet to speak about the power of our actions.
Here is a little more about her and her journey in her words:
"I am a lifelong activist, midlife mom and someone who has discovered a creative and life-transforming renaissance at the age of 50! I am living proof that delving into self-knowledge and development can truly change our lives and the way we experience and live them.
My extraordinary life has arced from being a direct action wilderness activist (sitting 80 feet up in a tree for 3 days to protest clearcut logging in ancient forests in British Columbia and leading there months protests in northern Ontario to protect wild places) to successfully leading two charities as Executive Director and then to motherhood in my 40s and now entrepreneurship! It has been a wild, beautiful ride.
I left my successful non-profit leadership career three years ago to spend more time with my children (Noah, now 8 and Ruby, 6) and to create a new career as a personal leadership coach and speaker. I have melded my high-octane energy as an activist with my coaching. I am a huge action catalyst for my clients, who range the spectrum from entrepreneurs to activists, all seeking to create their biggest impact while leading healthy and happy lives. I have also bloomed creatively in the past year as a photographer and writer and have a blog called "Becoming Undomesticated" that tells stories of love, life, and beauty in suburbia. (https://leaannmallett.exposure.co)
For me, deeply exploring myself through coaching and creative pursuits over the last three years was life changing. I had lost myself in motherhood and my career transition and had to find my way in a very new landscape. I am now healthier and happier than I have ever been, and that comes from a deep sense of knowing who I am and what I want. I am also a much better mom because I have deep self-compassion for the challenges of motherhood. My children are my frontline teachers in what I most need to learn - patience, addressing the anger that carried so much of my activism, taking care of myself and slowing down to appreciate the present. Entering motherhood at 42 was a huge shock to me! I thought I could handle anything, and I had a lot to learn."
She talks about her work as activist to realize the effect that her actions can have on her life and her community.
Check her out on her website at www.leaannmallett.com
“All disease starts in the gut” -Hippocrates
What is leaky gut?
Leaky gut is the state of the gut where there is Inflammation and microtrauma that leads to a change in permeability in the gut. This leads to more of an inflammatory response and immune response
Most people have some level of leaky gut and don’t even know it
Signs and symptoms of leaky gut
What we can do to help support our gut:
It is important to follow the 4R program:
Dr. Meaghan welcomes Rachel Archelaus to the show. Rachel is an internationally known spiritual teacher, artist, and business mentor. She founded the Intuitive Art Academy, where she teaches people her method of Intuitive Art. This modality allows you to have a two-way conversation with your higher self. Graduates all over the world are using this to enhance their existing practices and to teach Intuitive Art to new cultures.
Intuitive Art: Learning the Language of Your Higher Self is Rachel’s upcoming book. She has also authored several coloring and activity books designed to connect people with their intuition.
Rachel is a nature enthusiast and loves hiking and solo camping. Her photography can be seen in her blog posts and weekly videos. All of her material is designed to remind you that you have all the answers and that everything is already perfect.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RACHEL ARCHELAUS, VISIT HER WEBSITE AT:
Beyond the Basics Health Academy is excited to welcome Dr. Mary Wingo, phD on the show to talk about stress and the effects that it has on a person and society. She brings a deep understanding of human physiology and the human stress response. Mary has spent the last 20 years studying and really trying to understand stress and how it has an effect on our communities, our health, and our biology. The study of stress and adaptation is probably the most complicated and fascinating field in science. After more than a hundred years of study. most scientists are still mystified by the mechanisms of human adaptation. She really breaks it down in a fascinating manner.
She also talks about her book that addresses all these issues The Impact of the Human Stress Response: The biological origins and solutions to human stress.
The Impact of the Human Stress Response is a humanitarian work intended to educate the public world wide about the true causes and costs of preventable human stress.
WE DISCUSS IN THIS PODCAST MANY OF THE CONCEPTS THAT MARY WINGO TALKS ABOUT IN HER BOOK:
One thing that seems to escape many analysts and political leaders is the staggering costs of stress in modern society within the psychological, social, political, and economic sectors. In Mary's analysis, preventable human stress leads to (many, many) millions of unnecessary death every year. Furthermore, the economic costs of chemical, physical, and psychological human stress world-wide are well into the multiple trillions of dollars of losses every year.
These losses are due to five major causes of modernized stress:
Today we welcome Mike Veny to the show to talk about the stigma around mental health. In this podcast, he touches on how we should change our thinking of mental illness to realize that it is an asset and not a liability. He touches on his personal experience with mental health and how it has shaped his life. His mission is to try to get people to connect so that there is no longer the stigma and feelings of isolation that are common with mental health concerns.
What we talk about in this podcast
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Thanks so much, Mike, for coming on the podcast and talking about this important topic.
Dr. Meaghan Kirschling discusses the many benefits of cypress oil. This is an amazing oil with therapeutic benefits that promote health and vitality. It has been used for centuries and in various cultures to help with the following conditions:
Listen in to find out about all the benefits of cypress oil and how to use it.
Dr. Meaghan and Dr. Ron Kirschling sit down to discuss the second book club for the book Food Politics by Marion Nestle. In this book club, we present Part 1 and Part 2 of the book.
Here are the five main points that we took away from these two parts of the book:
Listen in as we discuss how these principles have shaped the food industry and how lobbyists have played a major role in our food politics.
Dr. David James is a transformational hypnotherapist out of Los Angelos, CA. He comes on Beyond the Basics Health Academy Podcast to talk about his book "Discovering Your Magnificient Mind: Finding Freedom, Prosperity, and Heal."
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN
How to connect with Dr. David James
"Whatever the mind can create, it can recreate"
Beyond the Basics Health Academy welcomes Reggie Padin to the show to discuss his book. Dr. Reggie Padin is the author of the Amazon Best Selling book, "Get Out of the Dumpster"
Find out more about his book by clicking the link below:
It was a dumpster,and what he did to climb out, that inspired Dr. Padin
to write this book. In the book Dr. Padin shares his most personal
moments of defeat and triumph, of fear and courage, of stagnation and
momentum. The principles found inside the book helped Dr. Padin, and now
he hopes it helps everyone who reads it find their way out of their own
Thanks so much Dr. Reggie Padin for coming on the show and sharing great information and insight into this topic. And we highly recommend that our community checks out his book.
Join Dr. Meaghan Kirschling as she discusses the importance of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is the body's defense against infection and the clean-up system. And is important to note that this is a concern for a majority of people with about 80% of people having lymphatic congestion.
We talk about the various things that one can do to help with lymphatic flow.
Dr. Meaghan sits down and welcomes Allan Misner to the Beyond the Basics Health Academy. He is an NASM certified personal trainer and works with clients to help them to achieve their health and wellness goals. He also has an excellent podcast and is the host of 40+ Fitness Podcast.
Today we are going to talk about the correlation between strength and lean muscle mass in connection with longevity and overall health vitality
WHAT WE WILL DISCUSS IN THIS PODCAST
Allan has been generous enough to offer an exclusive mini course on Strength Training to our listeners. Find out more by CLICKING HERE
Want to know more about Allan Misner, here are links to his website and social media links
Thanks so much Allan for coming on the show and sharing with us this important information.
Be Kind to Others, Take Care of Yourself, and Make Good Choices
Dr. Meaghan welcomes Dr. Kathy Gruver, PhD to Beyond the Basics Health Academy. Dr. Gruver joins us today to talk about the connection between the mind and body and the role of stress in disease and dysfunction.
It is thought that 60-80% of doctor's visits are due to stress-related illnesses. Dr. Gruver talks to us about how stress perception is really at the wheel for a lot of the dysfunction that we experience.
In this podcast, we discuss
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Thanks so much Dr. Kathy Gruver for coming on the show.
Dr. Meaghan sits down and talks today to Alexis Nicole White. She is a relationship expert, entrepreneur, journalist, and author of the book The Covered. Alexis uses her personal experiences and story to help convey to her readers the benefits of establishing emotional stability in your life.
Alexis’ objective is to:
She shares with us the 5 rules for modern day relationships.
1. Set clear boundaries It is imperative to set clear boundaries in your relationships to ensure that you are being treated with the utmost respect. Without identifying those parameters, people will treat you the way they percieve is appropriate.
2. Trust your inner voice God speaks to us. He shows us signs. He reveals things to us. Our intuition is there for a reason- use it. Trust your instinct.
3. Don't believe the hype Every woman needs to have the ability to have their own money, housing and vehicle. Ensure you have established your credit so that if you needed to get your own things today, you can.
4. Don't be afraid to walk away If the relationship is not empowering you to become a better and not inspiring you to do better, thn it maybe something you need to leave behind. Value yourself enough to know when something is not being fruitful and move on with your life.
5. Identify quality relationships and people Character breeds quality. You deserve to surround yourself by quality people and relationships that fulfill you.
We dive into the fact in this podcast that
IF IT DOESN'T SERVE YOU, THEN DON'T SERVE IT.
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Dr. Meaghan and BTHBA are excited to welcome Alison Kero to the podcast. She is the CEO of the website ACK Organizing along with being a speaker, blogger, and author.
The reason that I am excited to have this conversation with Alison is that she is a decluttering expert. I have seen firsthand how important organization and declutter can be for someone. And she focuses on the ramifications on health, both physical and mental, by keeping too much clutter in someone’s life.
She has been a professional organizer since 2004 and works with clients to make their lives simpler and take back control of their lives by getting rid of stuff that doesn't matter.
She does this through incorporating 5 basic steps to organizing your life:
1) Know Your Priorities
2) Establish Boundaries
3) Make Small, Self-Love Based Decisions
4) Create Simple Systems
5) Become Aware of Your Emotions/Intuition & How to Use it Effectively
RESOURCES WE TALK ABOUT ON THE PODCAST
Thanks so much for listening and thanks Alison for coming on the show. I would like to leave you with one of Alison's mottos:
"One’s self or material goods, which has more worth"