Smart Digestion Radio

You may have heard how important nutrients like fats, carbs, and proteins are to your health, but do you know the crucial role each plays in your body? Even more importantly, can you recognize the warning signs of nutrient deficiencies? Today I’m sharing all that and more.

Listen in to learn what your body needs and why, as well as which nutrient is “king” when it comes to our health. You'll also hear which common symptoms could indicate a lack of vital nutrients and tips for ensuring your body is digesting enough of what it needs to maintain optimum health. 

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/42

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How much water do you drink in a day? Odds are, it’s not enough. Even though it's common knowledge that our bodies are mostly made up of water, I see so many people who are chronically dehydrated and suffering health issues as a result.

In this episode, I share why we should all be making it a priority to drink more water. Listen in to learn how much water you need every day, simple ways to monitor your hydration, and which common health problems can be treated simply by filling up that water glass a little more often.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/41

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Did you know that approximately 42 million Americans have constipation? Worse yet, many of them are turning to laxatives to fix the problem instead of making simple changes that could—and probably would!—make all the difference.

So today I'm going to share what I consider the five biggest reasons you might be constipated. Listen in to learn the usual culprits behind this too-common problem, as well as what you can do to ensure your bowels are moving as often as they should be.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/40 

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Have you ever had gallstones? Given how common they are these days, odds are you or someone you know has experienced them at one point or another. Unfortunately, the way most medical doctors treat gallstones is not only misguided, but also harmful to patients.

Most of the time, gallbladder removal surgeries (known as cholecystectomies) are completely unnecessary. What's more, they rarely alleviate the symptoms associated with gallstones. So today, I’m going to share the truth about gallstones, where they come from, and how to get rid of them—without getting rid of your gallbladder.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/39

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There are so many fascinating things going on within our bodies—especially inside our guts—and it’s a shame most people don’t know more about how things work. So today I’m going to share with you some surprising facts about your digestive system.

Listen in to learn a wide array of interesting information about your enteric nervous system. You’ll discover everything from how the gut and brain communicate to the surprising length of your digestive tract, as well as lots of fun tidbits along the way.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/38

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I’ve said many times that digestion is really two things: it’s how well we convert the food we are eating into usable nutrition, and how well we eliminate waste. That second piece is what the lymphatic system is all about, yet a lot of people aren’t even aware of the importance of this system.

The lymphatics—a.k.a. your body’s sewer system—are imperative when it comes to keeping you healthy, and everyone should understand how it all works. So today, I’m going to share what you need to know about your lymphatic system, and why it's so important to keep it running like a fine-tuned machine.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/37 

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It has become far too common for people to suffer from low energy, but unfortunately, it’s far less common for them to understand the real reason why. The truth is that having low energy is a food and digestion problem. Even if you're eating all the right things, not being able to digest them means your body doesn't get the benefit.

So in this episode, we’re going to dive into all things energy. Listen in to learn how food impacts your energy levels and health, the three macronutrients our bodies need to function, and how to find out whether you're properly digesting the foods you need for optimum health.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/36

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Quite often in my practice, people will come to me and ask my opinion on this article or that documentary or what have you, so today I’m giving you my personal review of the documentary What the Health. This movie makes some very important points that I agree with, but it also includes some things that I don't agree with—and those things are pretty important.

Listen in to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to this documentary. You'll learn which important lessons I think we should all take home from it, the irresponsible messaging I want to make sure you don't buy into, and the important things everyone should keep in mind when it comes to vegetarianism and veganism.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/35

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I have heard from far too many patients that their medical doctors have put them on some medication or another with the claim that they’re making too much stomach acid. Let me tell you right now: it is absolutely, physiologically impossible to produce too much stomach acid. In fact, many of the symptoms doctors try to treat with these acid-reducing medications are actually caused by low stomach acid.

This typical practice of prescribing proton-pump inhibitors has got to stop, so today we’re going to go deep into stomach acid deficiency and all the problems associated with it. Listen in to learn the true cause of heartburn and similar issues, why it's absolutely critical for your body to produce stomach acid, and how medications aimed at reducing stomach acid are actually incredibly harmful to your overall health.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/34

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As a nation, we're sicker than ever, but so many health problems that people deal with every day have simple dietary solutions. The key is making people aware of them. So today, I’m going to share seven tips that everyone should be following for optimal health—tips that will have you feeling so great, you'll never have to hire me.

Listen in to learn how to take care of your body and eliminate problems like diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, constipation, bloating, etc. You'll learn which foods we should all avoid, common habits that actually hinder digestion, and ways to improve overall digestion to have your body performing at its best.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/33

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We’ve all heard of fats, carbs, and protein, but do you understand how the body uses them for energy? There are four specific phases the body goes through to convert the food you eat to energy, and if your body isn’t digesting these things properly, it can lead to some serious problems.

So today I’m going to discuss your macronutrients—meaning your fats, your carbs, and your proteins—and how they affect your energy. Listen in to learn how our bodies convert these nutrients, what happens if you’re not digesting them as you should, and why being healthy isn't so much about your diet as it is about how well your body processes it.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/32

 
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It goes without saying that stress is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to disease, but did you know that the physical manifestations of stress begin well before that point? The truth is that our bodies' early reactions to stress often go unnoticed—if you don’t know what to look for.

In this episode, I’m going to share with you the ways stress can show up in our bodies well before we reach the point of disease. Listen in to learn the early signs of stress to look out for, as well as what you can do to keep your own stress levels as low as possible.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/31

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Today’s episode is all about answering your questions! I love hearing from you, and I want to do all I can to help each and every one of you get to a place of health and balance, so I'm diving in to answer real questions from listeners who are dealing with common concerns or just want to know more about how to support their bodies.

Listen in to hear me cover constipation, nutritional IV therapy, and more. You'll get practical advice for improving your digestion, as well as simple tips that can significantly improve your health.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/30 

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You probably hear me say all the time that the medical model is broken or see me use #brokenmedicalmodel frequently on social media, and today I’m going to share with you a few of the reasons why. I've mentioned some of these things before, but this episode is a concise way for me to explain why it is so broken and give you some examples.

Tune in to hear the truth about how the medical model hurts us, as well as how a wellness perspective differs from the problematic practices we see with typical doctors. You'll learn how people have been fooled into thinking that healthy responses to illnesses are a bad thing, why prescription medication is so prevalent in our society, and what makes this incredibly problematic for our bodies and overall health.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/29

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Are you tired of not having control over what you eat? Are you unsure whether or not the fruits and vegetables in your local grocery store are non-GMO? If so, you’re definitely not alone.

Plenty of people have asked me where to get high-quality seeds for their gardens so they can be sure that they are eating healthy, organic produce. So today, I’m going to share my five favorite sites for buying non-GMO seeds. Listen in to hear them now.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/28

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Today I want to talk to you about a movie that I recommend everyone watch called Seed: The Untold Story. I'm so happy that I was able to sponsor and host a community viewing of this excellent documentary, but I couldn't stop there. I want to get the word out about this movie's message as much as I can.

So in this episode, I'm going to share my biggest takeaways from the film. Listen in to hear what everyone should know about what’s really happening to our crops, the appalling truth about Monsanto, and more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/27

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My guest today has healed over a dozen of her own illnesses and traumas—including fibromyalgia, IBS, post-traumatic stress disorder, drowning, and even being struck by lightning! Dr. Meg Haworth is a holistic psychologist, nutrition strategist, and private celebrity chef who helps people with chronic illness to heal themselves with food and the power of the mind. She also teaches her clients the secrets that helped her to recover her own health in her coaching program, Get Well Now.

The author of five books on health and cooking, Dr. Meg holds a Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology and has been featured in the LA Times and NBC Nightly News. In this episode, she shares the techniques she utilizes to help people clear corrosive emotions, advice for keeping a positive mindset, and so much more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/26

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Today’s show is a bit of a role reversal. For this episode, I'm giving control over to celebrity chef, wellness coach, six-time author, and Amazon bestseller, Dr. Meg Haworth. Dr. Meg’s expertise covers a diverse array of topics, including mindset, motivation, inspiration, natural foods nutrition, and more, and she's here to interview me about a very important topic: Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Though many people don't realize it, Leaky Gut Syndrome affects all of us to some degree, which is why it's crucial to understand how to optimize your gut's function. Listen in to hear what causes this condition, what you can do to help reverse it, and how to keep your digestive system functioning at its best. 

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/25

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Is your kitchen in optimal condition? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably no. But if the thought of trying to declutter your refrigerator, cabinets, and counters sounds overwhelming, don’t worry. Today I’m bringing you six simple steps for optimizing your kitchen from a Huffington Post article written by my dear friend, Lynnie Wennerstrom.

Even though I've been in the health business for some time, every time I visit Lynnie’s home, I learn something new, exciting, and inspirational about how to set up my kitchen, and I’m excited to share her advice with you. Listen in to hear simple tricks you can use to get more organized and more in touch with what’s going on in your kitchen.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/24

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Today I’ve got a Q & A session for you! I receive lots of questions from you all, and I love taking time out to respond in the hopes that I can shed light on how to deal with some of your health concerns. Too often, the answers that medical professionals will give you are only masking the problem, and my mission is to make sure you get the whole story.

In this episode, I cover questions on how to change your diet if you’re pre-diabetic, how stress affects your arteries, and much more. And if you're eager for more question-and-answer exchanges, don't forget to join my Healthy Rebels Private Facebook Group, in addition to tuning in to this show.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/23

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