Smart Digestion Radio (general)

In today's episode, I will be sharing with you the three keys to getting gold medal digestion. I will discuss how your mental capacity can majorly affect your digestion, including how thinking negatively or surrounding yourself with energy-sucking people will take its toll on your body and why it's so important to be nice to yourself. 

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/90 

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More often than not, my patients rate their energy somewhere between a three and a six. If that sounds familiar, or you’re just interested in learning how to kick up your energy a few notches the natural way, then this episode is for you. Listen in to learn about the different energy sources, how our bodies tap into those sources, and key information we need to know about boosting our energy supply in a healthy and effective way.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/89

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This episode is the second part to my behind-the-scenes series, and today I will be talking about antacids, energy, and—of course—digestion. I will teach you how antacids affect your body and how a deficiency in stomach acid can lead to many negative side effects, including hair loss and vertigo. 

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/88 

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This episode is the beginning of a behind-the-scenes series I am starting about what I have been reading recently and what I believe needs to be discussed. Despite prescription drugs having their place in certain situations, we need to be looking at where you are getting your energy from (hint: it's through food). I stand firm on the belief that you are being lied to through the broken medical model, and that is something we should all be talking about.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/87 

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Today’s episode is a quick one on the phenomenal benefits of exercise. With benefits including boosting metabolism, promoting sounder sleep, and combating health conditions like heart disease and diabetes, it’s no wonder exercise has long been recommended for a healthy and happy life.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/86 

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In today’s episode, I am continuing our discussion about Aspirin and sharing a story of how one of my patients is currently being affected by this non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug. I will detail the medications my patient is currently taking, including heart pressure drugs and antacids, and explain how they are affecting his body and causing the negative symptoms he's experiencing.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/85 

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Today I'm sharing the truth about non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Motrin or aspirin and how they could be causing you considerable and irreversible damage. For years, aspirin has been used as a preventative measure against strokes, as well as other cardiovascular diseases. In this episode, I will go into detail of the dangerous side effects of taking these medications.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/84 

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Today I am discussing why Warfarin, or Coumadin as it is more commonly known, is quickly becoming recognized as the most dangerous drug in America. This particular blood thinning medication can have severe side effects that everyone should know about, including fever, headaches, lethargy, angina and fainting.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here:  http://thedigestiondoctor.com/83 

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We can't keep chasing symptoms with prescription drugs and expecting good results. Instead, we must find the root cause of the problem. Aricept is a prescribed medication for Alzheimer's, yet it's most common side effects include memory loss and hallucinations. In this episode, I'll be explaining the dangers of this specific medication and why it's my choice for the toxic drug of the week.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/82 

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Today I’m going over all things enzymes. I recently had a conversation with my mom around this topic, and after seeing that she was confused about some things, I thought it was a great opportunity to go to my whiteboard and sketch out some stuff to break it all down for her. Then I thought it would be great to break it all down for you, as well.

In this episode, I’m going to review the basics of how enzymes work not only in digestion, but also in healing our bodies. Listen in to learn the different kinds of enzymes, what they do, and why they’re so vital when it comes to health.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/81 

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I’m switching things up a bit today and coming at you with a bunch of great patient success stories. These people came to me to work on their health and digestive issues, and they've expressed their happiness and relief in their successes with my program. In this episode, I’ll be sharing what they wrote about their recoveries from pain, stress, frustration and more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/80

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The broken medical model is failing many of us, and it’s important to understand our nutrition in order to heal from the inside out. In this episode, I’ll be talking about the role of food and energy in your digestion and health, as well as how your body shows signs of poor digestion and other issues.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/79

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In this mobile episode, I’ll be talking about a bit of “magic” that makes the biggest change in the shortest amount of time—and yet, people don’t do it. I'm talking about taking enzymes. Listen in to hear how they work and why they are so important to your digestion.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/78

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Today I’m going to cover something important that affects a lot of you out there, and it may come as a surprise. I'm talking about supplements. While many people take them, there’s so much more to the story than most realize, so I’ll be discussing where things can go very wrong in this area.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/77

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If you’re dealing with issues like pain under your right rib, intolerance to spicy food or constipation, this might mean your body is struggling to digest fat. In this episode, I’ll be explaining how fat digestion works, as well as many of the symptoms, misconceptions and associated factors that indicate problems with this process.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/76

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It’s that time of year again where people are taking all kinds of antibiotics. But did you know there are hidden dangers that come from taking these drugs? Whether they’re for sinus infections, colds, or the flu, antibiotics don’t just get rid of bad bacteria—they also kill the good bacteria your body needs to function properly.

So today, I'm breaking down the negative effects antibiotics have on your gut, your liver, and more. Listen in to learn why we all need to take a hard look at what doctors tell us to put into our bodies, what makes antibiotics particularly harmful to the female body, and what you should make sure to do if you've already taken these harmful drugs.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/75

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Is it worth it to take a drug that damages your body? Plaquenil is a commonly prescribed drug for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and more, but it has some pretty serious effects on your body that everyone should know about. This episode is the audio from a Facebook video I did explaining the dangers of this particular drug and some suggested solutions that may actually fix what ails you. (Hint: not Plaquenil)

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/74

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People are finally getting tired of medications that treat symptoms rather than the real issues, and my guest today is here to talk about why this is happening and what we can do about it. Michelle Herzog is a fitness professional with expertise in nutrition and holistic health, and she brings a unique perspective to this discussion. She helps her clients investigate their symptoms to find the core reasons their health is suffering and remodel their mindsets in order to achieve true mental and physical health.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/73

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We all know we should be taking care of ourselves, but sometimes it’s easy to lose focus and get off track when it comes to what we consume. So today, I’ve got some quick, easy-to-implement tips that will get you refocused and help you make fundamental changes to improve your digestion and keep you feeling great.

If you're ready to take control of your health in the new year, tune in to hear my top nine tips for boosting your gut. You'll learn what to look for when selecting common foods like dairy and beef, what we should all avoid as much as possible, and more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/72

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Many of my patients who come to me for help overcoming IBS and diarrhea find that the culprits behind these conditions are not what they expect. Often, the solution is as simple as avoiding three common dietary mistakes. So today, I’ve got a quick episode for you to address some typical causes of poor digestion and loose stool.

Listen in to hear what to avoid in order to keep your gut running smoothly, as well as what you should be consuming instead. I’ll end with a Q&A session covering the best cooking oils, how to cut back on your sugar intake, and lots more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/71

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Too often, people are worried about the symptoms they are experiencing when they should be worrying about how to address the source of the problem. This reflects the key difference in how medical doctors and wellness doctors address health issues, as well, so today I'm using the ‘garbage dump full of rats’ metaphor to break it all down.

Listen in to learn about the importance of training in nutrition and how many doctors are surprisingly inexperienced and uneducated in this area. I’ll also discuss why this is such a big problem, explain how you should find solutions to your health issues, and share key insights from my new book, Gut Check.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/70

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Turning to prescription drugs to fix problems that only food can fix is all too common. Today I will explain why you need to focus more on how you fuel your body and why stress is often the real reason our bodies are not working correctly. Prescription meds don't treat stress, so I’ll discuss why it’s important to take other routes to help your body deal with this issue.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/69

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Can you guess the number one thing I tell all my patients to focus on in order to improve their health? It’s not taking digestive enzymes or eating vegetables—though those things are important, too. But even more important is drinking enough water.

I can’t stress it enough: if you are not properly hydrated, things will go wrong within your body. So in this episode, I’m going to share the essential functions of water and what makes it so important for health. Tune in to hear why you should focus on hydration above all else, how much water you should be drinking every day, and lots more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/68

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Tune in for the second half of my presentation on executing your amazing, based on Brian P. Moran’s book, The 12 Week Year. I will show you how to implement your long-term goals through organizing and planning, and you'll learn the importance of good habits, persistence, and small daily steps that can have a huge payout in the long run.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/67

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As we approach the end of the year, lots of us are thinking about all the things we want to accomplish in 2019. Many of you are probably considering creating New Year’s Resolutions or making lists of things you're aiming to do by next year's end. But what if I told you that setting annual goals almost guarantees that you won't achieve them?

Don’t get me wrong; I love the process of getting better, whether that’s improving your health, your relationships, your business—whatever the case may be. The problem is that so many people go about doing this in the wrong way. So today, I’m going to share the first half of a recording of a presentation I did in 2017 that covers simple techniques you can use to help you execute on your goals and make sure you’re living up to your full potential in 2019 and beyond.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/66

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I’m back with more of your questions! Today’s show is a recording from a recent Facebook Live video where I address everything from juicing and digestive enzymes to heartburn and candida. You’ll hear my tips and advice for giving your body what it needs and loving yourself healthy.

Do you have something you’d like to ask me? Email me at hello@thedigestiondoctor.com, and I might just feature your question. But for now, tune in to hear all of today's great info! It's an episode you don't want to miss!

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/65

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The holidays are fast approaching, and this time of year can make it pretty challenging to eat well. With treats all around and the constant temptation to consume more and more, anyone can go off track. And while it’s okay to indulge every once in a while, the key is to be mindful when you do.

In this episode, I’m going to share some tips for doing just that. Listen in to learn my top ten strategies for doing holiday dining right. You’ll hear advice on when to go for seconds, how to spare yourself some calories at dessert, and more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/64

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Do you make your health a priority? Or are you more likely to make excuses? Unfortunately, I see far too many people who do the latter, and this episode is going to be a little bit of a rant about that.

No one should value your health more than you—period. So today I’m going to share with you two contrasting stories of patients I recently saw in my practice, one whose approach devalues both their own well-being and the work of health professionals, and the other who shows us what it really means to make your health a priority.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/63

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It is so important to find a doctor who is willing to be a detective when it comes to figuring out what your symptoms are linked to. Symptoms are the way our bodies show us what’s going on inside and it’s crucial to go to a doctor or health professional who will ask the right questions. In this episode, I will go over the symptoms you experience when you are improperly digesting macronutrients and how they are linked to other intolerances.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/62

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I have noticed a theme when it comes to questions patients ask and have decided to address these questions by getting back to the basics. I’ll talk about the essential macronutrients, what they do for your body and why they’re so important to your digestion. Women specifically are not getting enough of some of these nutrients and this is a huge reason why women get hot flashes and other issues I talk about.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/61

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This episode is all about answering as many of your questions as possible. You guys have a lot of questions on digestion and how it relates to your various health issues and concerns so I cover as many of these as possible to provide clarity and solutions. From thyroid issues to bloating and ADHD, I’ll talk about how each one is linked to gut problems and how you can make steps to clear up these ailments.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/60

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This episode of Smart Digestion Radio contains two snippets of audio that I hope you find useful and uplifting. The first is about cholesterol and why having high cholesterol is not really as bad as doctors tend to make it seem. The second is about the disasters that seem to be hitting everywhere and how we can find important and uplifting messages through these times as well as the importance of taking care of ourselves ESPECIALLY when things seem to be going wrong.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/59

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If you're like most people, you've probably experienced energy loss or one if its associated symptoms at some point or another, but have you ever wondered what causes it? You may be surprised to find that it’s not just about a lack of sleep or needing to eat better; it’s also about how well you're digesting the things you do eat. And that has everything to do with enzymes.

In this episode, I break down how it's all connected. You'll learn the important role enzymes play in our health, how the typical American diet contributes to the biggest stressor on our bodies that leaves us feeling drained, and what you can do to keep your body healthy and your energy levels high.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/58

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There are so many foods out there that are marketed as healthy or just generally thought to be better options. In this episode, I’ll be talking about 4 different foods like this that are generally thought to be healthy and why you should actually be avoiding them. I’ll discuss why you should stop drinking juice, make dressing yourself, buy only wild-caught fish and be careful of what sweeteners you use.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/57

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I’m here today to convince you to take a look at your stool more often. The amount of people that don’t understand what their stools should look like – is impressive. I’ll go over what to look for when you check and why you have certain types of stools.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/56

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Have you ever suffered from low energy? Do you often have a hard time concentrating? I see people dealing with these issues all the time in my practice, and the truth is that both symptoms aren’t hard to resolve—once you improve your digestion.

That’s right: low energy and brain fog are the results of problems digesting a particular nutrient. So today I’m going to share a recording I did a while back about this topic. Listen in to learn how to restore balance to your body and get your energy levels and concentration back up to where they should be.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/55

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Most people don’t know what gastroparesis is but many people have it. It sounds like a scary thing but I’m here to educate you on what it is, what causes it and how you can get rid of it. This is something that many people (even doctors) misunderstand and through understanding more about it, you can easily combat it and feel better fast.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/54

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The 8 phases of digestive stress is one of the most popular topics I have covered and I will be going over all of it while highlighting 3 important phases. You will get to hear some great information on what causes stress on your system and how things are linked together closely. I’ll be sharing the 5 foods that cause my clients the most stress as well as cover the signs that show you are not digesting macronutrients properly. 

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/53

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Today we’re going to talk about a drug called Remicade. Because I specialize in Crohn’s, colitis, IBS, etc., I see a lot of patients who are either taking this medication, have taken it in the past, or are considering taking it. The problem is: Remicade is among the most toxic of drugs.

In this episode, I’m going to share a Facebook Live video I did that breaks down how bad this drug really is. Listen in to hear why Remicade is not only ineffective at healing the body, but how it’s also harming people in dangerous ways.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/52

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Tune in to this important bonus episode to discover why if your doctor has prescribed you with Gastroparesis, you may not actually have it!

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: the medical model is broken. And few things exemplify that more than what a particular internal medicine doctor recently said to one of my patients about birth control pills. After hearing about this, I had to open this up for discussion, so today I’m going to share with you a Facebook Live video I did over the weekend.

In it, I discuss the ridiculous thing this medical doctor said to my patient, as well as other classic examples like it that only further prove that the medical industry needs to change. Listen in to hear me share my thoughts on my patient’s case, as well as answering questions about how birth control pills damage women’s bodies, alternative treatment options, and more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/51

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Drinking enough water is so, so important for our health, and yet dehydration has become an epidemic in this country. Now, if there's one thing I want you to take away from everything I teach, it's to make it a point to hydrate. So today, I'm going to share five essential reasons why you should be making it a priority to drink more water.

You'll learn the surprising impact even seemingly small dips in water levels can have, how chronic dehydration wreaks havoc on our bodies, and more. Listen in to hear all now—and make sure to grab a water bottle!

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/50

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Too often, people tend to treat the symptoms rather than what is actually going on in your body that causes those symptoms. Today I’ll be discussing how interrelated structure and function are through mapping out how they are tied into anatomy and physiology. I will share my simple 3 part formula to reach a real solution that heals your body starting from the root of the problem.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/49

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I’m doing things a little differently today. Instead of drilling down on one topic, I’m going to share with you some of my digestive health highlights from notes I’ve taken throughout my training over the last twenty years. Think of this episode as a mashup of factoids that everyone should know about digestion in order to keep their bodies functioning at their best.

Listen in to hear important little-known facts that could make all the difference in your health. You’ll learn the truth about what sinus congestion is telling you, the major issues antacids can cause, and lots more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/48 

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There’s one important mineral that is so important to your body and many people don’t get enough of it. In this episode I explain why sulfur is extremely important to keep your body functioning, growing and repairing itself. I’ll share what to eat to get more sulfur in your diet and why it can really damage your body to eat a solely vegan diet.

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

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When was the last time you took a good look at the foods in your pantry? There are likely at least a couple items in there that you know aren’t doing anything for your health, but did you know that even foods we’ve been led to believe are good for us are actually harmful?

It's true! And with so many genetically modified crops out there and items marketed as “healthy” alternatives, it’s hard to know which products to trust. So today I’m going to share with you the seven major pantry violators that we all need to abolish from our diets. Listen in to learn the common culprits behind digestive and other health issues, and start improving your own well-being today.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/46

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You’re in for a treat today because I’m going to give you a sneak peek reading of the first chapter of my upcoming book, Guts. This book will be releasing very soon (I promise you’ll be among the first to know when it does!), and as a special gift to listeners, I’m making this podcast the only place where you can find chapter one in its entirety.

Tune in to hear how the traditional medical model is not only failing to heal patients, but also hindering the healing process. You’ll learn the major problems with the way medical doctors are trained, the disturbing truth about how pharmaceutical companies maintain their power and influence, and where we should all turn when it comes to bringing our bodies back to a place of health.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/45

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Today I want to talk to you about an important subject that I bet your medical professional isn’t sharing with you: how we can use blood to decode what’s happening in our bodies. Blood can tell us so much about our health, so I’m going to share a sort of decoder ring for your blood panels to translate what the numbers mean as it relates to what’s going on with your digestion and nutrition.

I go through a complete list of blood readings to explain what it means if you’re above or below normal levels. Listen in to hear important clues your bloodwork can give you about nutritional deficiencies, pathology, and other health concerns that need to be addressed in order to restore balance to your body.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/44

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I get asked all the time about tips and shortcuts for healthy digestion, so that’s exactly what I’m going to talk about today. Not only will these recommendations significantly improve your digestion, but following them on a regular basis will also mean you probably won’t even need to hire me!

Listen in to hear my top 10 tips and strategies that will keep your gut healthy and functioning at its best. You’ll learn an easy rule of thumb for portion control, the common mistake people make that stagnates digestion, and more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/43 

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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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This episode is another live presentation I delivered on July 14, 2015, entitled “Improving Your Energy and Reversing Adrenal Fatigue with Enzyme Nutrition.” This subject is so important because the endocrine system is integral to your overall health and well-being, yet so many people are exhausting this system without even realizing it.

Listen in to hear what you need to know about the important function of your adrenals and how to keep your endocrine system healthy. You’ll learn what dictates your energy levels, the major stressors that hinder your body’s function, and so much more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/22

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When it comes to aging, the role digestion plays cannot be left out. In fact, how well our bodies absorb nutrition and eliminate waste is what truly dictates our health. So today I’m going to share a recording of a live presentation I delivered about the cellular connection to aging and digestion.

You'll learn how undigested food harms our bodies, why hydration is crucial for keeping our cells young, and common bad habits that make us age faster. I also share simple tips and strategies for keeping your body youthful for many more years to come.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/21

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Living a wellness-minded lifestyle means more than just eating well. Another big component of staying healthy is fitness. So today, I have Fitpro Inferno’s Steve de la Torre on the show to share some important fitness advice.

Steve is the owner of PT Revolution, as well as the founder of the Fitpro Inferno podcast, and he's been helping people reclaim their health for over 15 years. Listen in to hear him discuss his four factors of fitness, common misconceptions that stand in people’s way, and the habits he says are crucial for wellness success.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/20

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Today I’m tackling your questions! I love hearing from you all, and I’m so excited to jump right in to address your health concerns and give you wellness-minded solutions.

Which foods are great for boosting immunity? Are there natural remedies for hot flashes? What are probiotics? You’ll get those answers and more in today’s Q & A session!

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/19

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Today’s episode is a special April Fool’s Day edition! Instead of running the show myself, I’m going to be interviewed by fellow podcaster Valerie Shoopman. Valerie is an online business strategist, as well as the host of the Entrepreneur Power Hour Podcast, and she asks me all kinds of digestion and health-related questions that will help get listeners on the right path to wellness.

Are GMOs really harmful? What’s the deal with enzyme nutrition? Is it really possible to eat well without putting a ton of time into it? Tune in to find out!

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/18

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With cancer becoming more and more common in this country, it’s more important than ever to be diligent when it comes to taking care of ourselves. And while we all know a major part of that is making sure to consume a healthy diet, do you know which foods are known to help protect us from malignancy?

If the answer is no, don’t worry; today, I’m going to share with you six cancer-fighting superfoods we should all include in our diets as much as possible. Listen in to learn which foods studies have shown to significantly reduce the risk of cancer. Some of them may surprise you!

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/17

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Are you a fan of kimchi? How about sauerkraut? Many of us love fermented foods like these because of their unique flavors, but it turns out they don’t just taste good—they’re also good for you. Perhaps better yet, they're pretty easy to make on your own, and my guest today is here to tell us how to do it.

Sarah Miller is an expert on fermentation, and the woman behind KillerPickles.com, a website dedicated to sharing her favorite fermented food recipes. In this episode, Sarah explains the health benefits of consuming fermented food, dispels a common myth that keeps many people from trying to ferment things themselves, and shares how anyone can get started fermenting from the comfort of their own home.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/16

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Did you know that countries throughout history battled over cinnamon? Or that the spice was once used as a form of currency? After listening to this episode, I’m sure you’ll see why.

That’s because today, I’m going to share with you all the amazing health benefits of cinnamon. This spice has been used for more than 2,000 years for just about everything, from healing colds and coughs to boosting mood and memory. Listen in to hear how cinnamon can be used to help with blood sugar, circulation, and so much more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/15

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We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat,” but I’m here to tell you that this conventional wisdom isn’t so wise after all. The truth is, you are what you digest. No matter how well you eat, if you’re not digesting food properly, you’re going to run into problems.

So today, I’m going to share a quick sound bite with you that covers five surprising symptoms that are linked to poor digestion—specifically, insufficient digestion of carbohydrates. Listen in to hear which common ailments are actually the result of what’s going on in your gut.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/14

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Today I’m so excited to have Valerie Shoopman on the show! Valerie is the creator of the Facebook page, Fresh Food, Fresh Start, and she originally caught my attention with the great articles, recipes, etc. that she posts. But perhaps even more impressive is how she managed to tackle and reverse a health crisis she faced by changing the way she ate.

In this episode, Valerie opens up about her health issues and her journey back to wellness. Listen in to hear her story and learn why her health went south, how she adjusted her diet to turn things around, and what we should all keep in mind about what we’re putting into our bodies.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://thedigestiondoctor.com/13

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