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Get Back to the Basics

Dr. Erica Steele – One, a natural and effective approach to weight loss. Let’s get back to our basics. But first, my name is Dr. Erica Steele. I’m a holistic doctor in family practice. I hold six degrees in my field. They’re all in the natural health care space. I went to school so you don’t have to. Alright, here we go. So when we’re trying to lose weight, we need to get back to the basics. It’s not about the fancy, it’s not about the diets. It’s not about the potions, the quick begs. It’s not even really about the supplements. We want to first start with our mindset.

Stress management, our water, our movement. And of course our nutrition, those five things in and of itself will help you to achieve your weight loss goals. When we’re looking for a natural and effective approach, it’s really what you’re doing consistently. Over a long period of time. It’s not the quick fix. Okay. I’m going to do some extreme diet for a month and drop all this weight because a lot of times what happens with that is you gain it all back. Once you stop, it’s just not sustainable.

And it can actually be harmful to your system. Let’s get out of this. Fad diet quick fix or there’s some magical pill, potion, or even person, right? Like there are so many ways to get to the same place. I don’t believe in gruesomeness. I don’t believe there’s only one person. Who’s got all the answers and I’m going to keep going to them and they’re going to be my guru. I’m not into that.

I don’t want your power as a doctor. I don’t want you to give it to me. I, my role is to educate you, coach you and hold you accountable so that you’re able to achieve the results that you’re looking for. If you want to get back to your basics and you are interested in learning more, we do have a holistic weight loss.

Coaching program that is coming up. It is a group coaching program. So we’ll be working with lots of people on helping them achieve their weight loss goal. So you won’t just be an island to yourself working. One-on-one we’ll be working as a group. You’ll have an app to download on your phone that will have daily videos and activities for you to do. And we’ll meet as a group once a month to be able to really cement and, and really get some of those coaching questions, satisfied and understood so that we can all move forward. As a group, we’ll create a nice supportive network for you to be able to meet friends, build motivations, especially if you don’t have that.

Support system in your life, we will create one. So getting back to basics is really important. I talked about what that means, and if you’re looking for us to help you please share, subscribe, and click below. And join our upcoming group.

Dangers and Risks to People Trying to Lose Weight

Dr Steele: So let’s talk about some of the hidden dangers and risks for people trying to lose weight. My name is Dr. Erica Steele. I’m a holistic doctor and family practice. I hold six degrees in my field, all in the natural health care space. And I went to school. So you don’t have to. All right. Obesity. We all know that obesity is a growing problem in many countries around the world. And it’s important to understand that the challenges that people face when trying to lose weight, it’s not just that people are lazy or that they don’t feel motivated. There are so many reasons why a person can’t necessarily lose rates.

So we’re going to discuss some of those dangers and pain points that I’ve seen in my practice with people trying to lose weight. First health risks. One of the biggest dangers of obesity is all the health risks that are posed. We know that. Obesity increases risk of let’s say developing heart disease, diabetes, or even certain cancers. So people are waiting, they have higher risk of developing hypertension, stroke and heart attack, but they could also have underlying issues that could be affecting it, like mold exposure or digestion, assimilation issues.

So it’s not always just again that they’re not able to do it. Sometimes there’s another health barrier that prevents them. Secondly, emotional pain. Losing weight can actually be very difficult and an emotional journey for people, especially if they’ve experienced abuse or sexual trauma. People tend to hold on, wait too. As a means to protect themselves, people who are overweight often face shame, embarrassment, low self-esteem, and these negative emotions can be difficult to overcome, come to terms with, and finally let go.

Additionally, people can find it difficult to stick to a diet or exercise plan based on not fully loving themselves, which can lead to frustration. And disappointment I’ve often seen in my practice. People will choose these really crazy outlandish diets. And then they’ll white knuckling for a short period of time and then crash and burn and fail. And then they’re beating themselves up after the fact.

There’s physical pain. So losing weight can also be physically painful for some people. Especially people who are overweight, they may experience joint pain discomfort, which can prevent them from being able to work out or move their bodies. And so if they don’t have enough physical activity and those let’s say dopamine and epinephrine and norepinephrine is not running through their system, they don’t necessarily feel motivated to get up off of the couch and move their bodies, knees, hips, back, all different muscle tensions.

So then a lot of times those people will resort to those crash diets, which can lead to muscle loss. And again create further physical pain. Yo-yo dieting. We touched on this a little bit, but people have a cycle of losing and gaining weight. And that’s a very big danger that people face when they’re losing, trying to lose weight. This can be frustrating, disheartening, and also has very negative effects on a person’s health. So if one minute they’re doing keto and the next minute they’re going to be a vegan.

And the next minute they definitely can be depleting. A lot of core nutrients that their bodies actually need. I know I’ve seen it in my own personal health journey, and I’ve also seen it in working with other people, just because of a diet. What is touted as the healthiest doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s healthy for you. Yo-yo dieting can also lead to loss of muscle mass.

Some, even in osteopenia, osteoporosis, I’ve seen those connections as well, especially for people that are malnourished with their proteins for years and years on end. There’s also a lot of weight stigma around people trying to lose weight. People who are overweight often face discrimination, negative stereotypes, which can be very emotionally hurtful and damaging to their weight. Stigmas can also make it more difficult for people to asset access, resources and support that they need.

Because the consciousness is that people that have weight they’re lazy, they don’t want to work. They don’t want to do anything. They just sit around and eat that common comment that I’ve heard, which is horrible, is Push yourself away from the table or push yourself away from the plate. It’s not just as simple as that. There’s so many different dynamics that go into a person losing weight.

Cost. So sometimes losing weight can be expensive, many weight loss programs and products such as diet plans, supplements, and gym memberships can be very costly and sometimes just out of reach for a lot of people. Additionally people who are overweight may need to purchase new clothing as they lose weight, which can also add to the cost. So some people economically they’re like, I can’t lose weight because I just have all these clothes and I can’t afford to change them. So those can be some of the barriers to entry, not to mention the cost of food and organic food and natural things sometimes can be a cost that many people can’t bear.

Time constraints, losing weight can also be incredibly time-consuming. Many people struggle to find the time to prepare healthy meals, exercise, attend weight loss, support groups, or even go to the doctor. And so some weight loss methods such as bariatric surgery also can require significant recovery time.

And sometimes people are looking for that quick fix solution, which has other risks later on down the road that they don’t speak about. It’s incredibly important for people to begin to make time for themselves, especially if they’re considering a health journey such as losing weight. Again, that’s definitely a component that many people struggle with as they’re running around, trying to do 25 things and keep everything together.

Social isolation, losing weight can also lead to social isolation if people who are trying to lose weight may feel self-conscious about their appearance, which may make it difficult for them to. To participate in some social activities and events. People who are trying to lose weight may feel this way.

They’re missing out on foods and drinks that they enjoy, and they just don’t want the temptation of going to a party or an event where they’re going to really have to face their fears and their addictions and all of that. Sometimes it’s just easier for them not to go, which can lead to feelings of sadness as well as loneliness.

So losing weight can be a very dangerous as well as painful journey for many people. So it’s important to be aware of the dangers and pain points. And to seek support and resources to help overcome, remember slow and steady is definitely the best practice when it comes to losing weight and make sure that you reward yourself as you’re making progress along the way and don’t be discouraged. Keep pushing forward towards your weight loss goals. I can, I believe in you and if you want to reach out and I can help.

Discover How to Balance Your Body, Mind, and Spirit for Optimal Weight Loss

Dr. Erica Steele – Losing weight can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. My name is Dr. Erica Steele. I’m a holistic doctor in family practice. I hold six degrees in my field. They’re all in the natural health care space. I am a drugless doctor and I went to school. So you don’t have to. All right. So let’s discover how to balance your body, your mind and spirit for optimal weight loss results.

And we want to do this holistically because I’m Melissa doctor. All right. So what does it mean to have a holistic weight loss process? It’s really about creating a healthy balance with all aspects of your life to achieve those sustainable results that last years and years. So in this video, we’re going to explore some of those key principles for having a holistic weight loss lifestyle and how you can use them to achieve your actual goals.

All right. So what is it about? Holistic weight loss is really about creating that balance and holistic medicine in general is about creating that balance where we always look at the relationship that one organ system has to another, or this aspect of our. Humanity has to do this. We look at humans, I treat humans for a living all day long, and so one thing may affect another. And it may be surprising if, for instance, your mental health, if it’s not addressed, is going to affect your emotional health, which in turn is going to affect your physical health and wellbeing.

So we look at all of these different components when we’re working to really balance and help people to reclaim their health. Mindfulness is that first step. So we’ve talked about it. Many times before in many videos, but I cannot stress the importance of mindfulness that’s being fully present to your thoughts, your feelings, your actions in the moment. So if you have a lot of feelings coming up

And it’s not related to something going on in the actual moment. That’s a lot of past emotions that needs to be processed and needs to be dealt with. Also, there’s a lot of thoughts. So our minds are racing. We’ve got all kinds of things going on. And so we want to put these thoughts on a leash and begin to think clearly, right?

Because our thoughts create our feelings and then our feelings create our actions and our actions create our behaviors over a long period of time. So many of us have work to do when it comes to being mindful because we’re constantly thinking about things. You’re thinking of emotionally suppressing or avoiding, and then that is going to lead to inaction, which is going to prevent us from achieving our healthy weight loss goal. Meditation, yoga, prayer can all be super helpful for us to be able to discover that.

The second step. His movement, of course, we want to move our bodies sometimes. The reason I put it second in this particular video is because sometimes movement can be motivating. A lot of times we have stuck stagnant energy in different areas of our body emotions that have been stored for so many years.

And so when we begin to move our bodies and breathe consciously like with yoga or Pilates, or or even just simple body weight movements, if we start to feel into our bodies, we can feel where it’s stuck and stagnant, and that can really give us clues. And insights into what emotions are bothering us. Do we have a chronic shoulder that’s responsible? Do we have throat stuff? That’s communication. Do we have heart stuff? That’s grief or sadness?

Do we have belly stuff, that’s fear, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. There are a lot of different connections and a lot of different resources, which I’ll talk about in other videos of how we can make that mind, body connection and movement can really help us to see where our body is. It’s like a check engine light.

All right. Third step nutrition. So eating is balanced in nutrition. Eating a balanced and nutritious diet, is essential for your healthy weight loss focus on consuming whole unprocessed foods. Just like I’ve said, if it’s God made, eat it, if it’s man-made stay away from it, if it’s in a box or bag it’s processed, probably shouldn’t go into your body. It won’t digest while your body won’t identify it well, so really make sure that you’ve got things that are growing your fruits and your vegetables low-glycemic whenever possible, your proteins.

So chicken breasts, Turkey breasts, white fish. Lentils black beans, kidney beans. Those low-fat beans are really good sources of protein and you want to have protein every single meal. Let’s say if on average you need a hundred grams of protein, just take that number that you need and divide it by how many times a day you’re going to eat.

And then set that as your goal. I typically first start with water, making sure patients are drinking half their body weights and ounces of water, and then we go secondary to their protein. So we go, okay, make sure you get half your body weight in ounces in water. Get that into routine. I know for a lot of people they’ve been dehydrated for so long.

They’re going to go to the bathroom a lot in the beginning. And that’s actually a good thing because that’s the body just cleansing itself. It’s going, oh my gosh, thank God we’ve given her water. And so it’s going to take awhile to balance and don’t be afraid of that. You need to be able to eliminate it over time. As you become hydrated, as your cells become hydrated, the bathroom trips will definitely calm down. So be aware of that. Once you get the water down, then add the protein, make sure you’re subdividing it out. I tend to get smaller doses of protein than larger doses of protein.

Like I don’t typically eat one meal a day unless I’m fasting or doing some sort of spiritual practice. So there’s all kinds of different ways that we can. Maneuver for that. All right. Four steps sleep, You want to get quality sleep. You want to make sure that you’re sleeping restfully. If you tend to ruminate before you go to bed, just put a simple notebook by your bed and write everything down. Like data, dump everything on your brain. I don’t typically recommend things like melatonin because it can affect your serotonin.

But if you do need something to help calm you down. I love Gabba as an amino acid. I love Althea. Holy Bazell can also be helpful too. And it’s nice and mild valerian, nice and mild. We are, we don’t need to knock yourselves out. We just need a nice gentle sleep. We also don’t want to skip sleep. We don’t want to do four hours a day, five hours taking a lot of naps.

We want to get, have that nighttime routine and have that restful sleep that so many of us need to be able to repair and heal. The fifth step is stress management. We talk about this a lot on this channel about emotional stress and emotional wellbeing, and really validating an honor. There’s a lot of different modalities out there EFT tapping there’s NLP, which is neuro-linguistic programming. There’s hypnotherapy, there’s meditation, there’s mindfulness.

There’s a lot of different modalities reading books can even really help you too. Understand and validate your emotions. We all have them, whether you’re a man or a woman, we all have emotions. And it’s very important for each one of us to validate our emotions and how we actually feel. So we want to ensure that we give our emotions space, even if it’s difficult, even if it doesn’t feel good, it’s important to honor those difficulties.

And let’s say uncomfortable emotions before we just shoo them away and try to affirm them away. We want to really sit with this discomfort and be comfortable. With this discomfort and honor that emotion before we’re ready to transform it into something healthier. Mindful eating. So that’s eating consciously. That’s knowing your macros, what you’re eating for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack, making sure that you’re aware, present to where, where your food is coming from. That’s an even deeper connection to mindful eating. Are you growing your food? Are you buying your food?

Where are you buying your food from? Where does that source come from? Because that’s all energy. So if you are buying foods from different places and you’re not aware of them, you’re not truly mindful. Eating, because you’re not fully present to what it is that you’re eating and why you’re eating it. So really connecting in and commuting with yourself because that’s how you’re nourishing yourself. That’s how you’re healing yourself in essence.

Gratitude is my seventh step. And that is really being grateful for what you currently have. I know a lot of people like gratitude, And if you have a difficult time with gratitude, that’s actually a symptom of resentment, frustration and lack of forgiveness of self. And so you may want to look at and consider doing some practices around forgiving yourself, giving your anger some space, giving your resentment some space, learning to be with them, maybe doing some tapping around.

Around that, and really work on committing yourself to bringing up all of those feelings in a safe container and processing them so that you can get to the other side with gratitude. I can tell you, you will not get gratitude. If you’re holding onto resentment, they bump heads and they don’t work because how could one be grateful if they feel like the world is out to get them or beating them up or whatever.

So just be mindful of that. Lastly, we look at your support system. So that is your network of friends and family. I strongly suggest you take an inventory of those people just because their blood doesn’t mean that they need to be in your life. And you want to make sure that the people in your life make you feel good and you feel motivated now. It’s not necessarily.

Their responsibility is to make you happy, but also to be there. Practicing healthy boundaries with you. Do, when you communicate boundary, do they respect that boundary? Are they loving and kind when you communicate that boundary? Are they highly reactive? Are they demotivators? Are they jealous of you?

How do they respond to you? Excelling? Let’s say you get a promotion or something really incredible happens. Are they happy for you or do you feel almost. Afraid to tell them because you don’t want them to feel bad. A lot of us, who have been through trauma, have deeply codependent relationships and, that’s B and it’s masters empathy, because we are always assessing our environment to make sure that the people in our environment are happy. Because if they’re happy, that means we’re happy, but that is codependent relationships.

I can be happy or not happy and you can be happy or not happy. They’re not interrelated. I can actually be happy and you’ll be unhappy. And we will be okay. And so understanding the support. Court system and how those dyed relationship dynamics work is really important to your overall health and wellbeing when you’re balancing yourself. All right. So balancing your body, mind and spirit with a holistic approach is certainly key in my opinion.

To optimal weight loss. And by incorporating these steps into your daily life, you can achieve your weight loss goals forever. It’s not a quick fix. This is a lifestyle and you can improve your overall health and wellbeing and lead a happier, more fulfilled, more wholesome life. I definitely am living proof of that. So if you want to start your holistic weight loss journey with me today and see the results for yourself, please click on the link below and we’ll be welcome to have you in our next upcoming holistic weight loss program.

The Power of Holistic Weight Loss

Dr. Erica Steele : Discover the power of a holistic weight loss process and how it can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle for your life. My name is Dr. Erica steele. I’m a holistic doctor in family practice. I hold six degrees in my field in the natural health care space and I’ve gone to school. So you don’t have to.

All right, let’s jump into it. So what is a holistic weight loss journey? It’s a safe, natural and effective approach that includes the entire person. So often you’ll go into a doctor and let’s say, you’re going to, for one issue or you’re going for another issue, you have to go to multiple specialists.

Oftentimes for multiple issues regarding the same person. So holistic medicine, we don’t do that. We look at you as a whole person. So that includes looking at your physical, mental, emotional, environmental, spiritual, as well as your ancestral components and how that all plays into where you are with your health and where you’re stuck up.

So in this video, we’re going to explore the benefits of choosing a holistic weight loss path and how you can incorporate these principles into your daily life to achieve sustainable results. So the first thing is pretty obvious: improved physical health. So holistic weight loss can help you improve your physical health by promoting healthy weight loss, which helps reduce the risk of so many chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes in certain types of cancers.

And also. helps you improve your overall level of fitness. So there’s a lot of physical benefits to it that can really help you to make sure that we keep the doctor away. Obviously not a holistic doctor because we’re there for prevention, but we, if we choose to take our personal responsibility over our physical health, we won’t need to diagnose and manage disease because our bodies maintain well because it’s been made to heal itself.

If given the right environment, it’s our responsibility to create the environment that’s conducive for healing. Second. And better mental health. So a holistic weight loss journey, as well as just the whole lifestyle itself can help improve your mental health because you learn so much about yourself. And as you’re learning about yourself why, you think about what you feel that can help to reduce any stress and anxiety, improve your self esteem and increase your overall happiness and wellbeing.

Most often when people come in, they’re a little checked out mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, and I helped to realign them back into themselves and really teach them step by step how to create a holistic lifestyle for themselves, meaning that they are responsible for their mental and emotional state.

And I teach them and coach them around what they can do to create the life of their dreams. Number three increased energy. So by improving physical and mental health, you can definitely increase your energy levels. So you can wake up feeling alive. You can go to sleep just gently, relaxed. You can really help to regulate your energy levels, making it easier to be active and productive throughout the day.

I know I fit in like literally a week in my days. And that’s because I’m able to maintain my energy and keep my circadian rhythm balanced. Number four, speaking of circadian rhythm. Better sleep. So a holistic weight loss journey can help improve your circadian rhythm, which can help your sleep quality as well as your overall mood. If you feel more rested and refreshed each day, you’re going to sleep. You’re sleeping through the night and you’re waking up refreshed. That is going to really help your productivity throughout the day, which is so exciting.

And especially like me, where you have so many demands on you, sleep is absolutely important and critical so that you’re able to think more clearly and feel more balanced throughout the day. Number five improved digestion. So holistic weight loss journey can help improve digestive health by reducing bloating, constipation, or other digestive issues. When you learn how to eat and you learn how to eat based on your macros, and you learn how to digest and assimilate and you clean up organs, like your Mom, your small intestines or your liver, it’s going to help improve your digestion overall.

So you’ll be able to eat food. A lot of times people will come in and they think, oh, I need to do a food reaction testing. Most of the time food reaction testing is wild. Inaccurate the reason being, because of the food, we have a lot of food like substances, especially in America, we have food that’s sprayed with herbicides, pesticides. We have GMOs. So is our body reacting to the food or is it reacting to, let’s say an herbicide or pesticide or the GMOs? We don’t really know, but I’ve learned in my practice that if we improve the digestive process and don’t go chasing after meaning we don’t need, we can save patients thousands of dollars in food allergy testing.

By helping them to learn how to eat, helping them to digest, assimilate. Metabolize what they’re actually eating and eliminate the body that will do the work for it. The body will heal itself and we can reduce any costly lab testing. And also we can keep that supplement count low, which is really important.

Number six is in a better mood. So we touched on this earlier. Allistic weight loss plan can really help to improve your overall mood and wellbeing because you’re starting to honor yourself, validate yourself, connect with yourself and how you feel. Again. So many people, they disassociate to survive. So they power through. They go, you know what I feel?

And I feel big and I don’t know what to do with these things. And they’re a liability. I can’t feel it. So I’m going to shut it down. I’m going to check out and I’m going to power through physically and I’m always. He’s an action. Early on in my career is so funny. Seeing people, you could literally see people coming in and they were just so anxious and they were like, gotta go, gotta do this, gotta do this, gotta do that. And they were so disconnected and afraid to feel because when you slow down, you actually have to start feeling your emotions and feeling emotions that you either don’t know what to do about, or that you have compartmentalized for years and years.

So we’re just in the consciousness of awakening of understanding the role of our emotions and how it can play into our overall. Overall health wellbeing, number seven, better skin. So inside out. So the skin is an external secondary drainage pathway. So our skin is inflamed or breaking out or all kinds of things. It’s really an internal issue. So as you’re working through a holistic weight loss process, you’re learning how to eat.

You’re learning how to eliminate better, your detox in your organs naturally. And so what happens is your body doesn’t have to shoot it out through the skin as much. You’re reducing your inflammation. And your body starts to return to homeostasis and you begin to see that healthy glow that you’ve missed. Plus when you’re drinking enough water, your skin looks hydrated.
Number eight, your confidence by improving your physical appearance. Of course. I’m all about vanity. Don’t get me wrong. Even though I’m Melissa’s doctor. I love vanity. I love looking good and feeling good. And so when you feel good inside and out and your insights match your outsides when you feel content with who you are inside mentally and emotionally, spiritually, and externally, that is matches and mirrors.

How you feel about yourself, man, that improves your confidence. Abound. So doing this process can really help to increase your self confidence as well as your self esteem. With that being said, Another happy side effect of this process is better relationships. When you start to look at the role that your relationships play on your mental, as well as emotional health, you start to clean house. You start to go, okay, is this relationship working for me? Is this not a relationship working for me?

How can I reduce stress and improve my overall wellbeing and make it easier to connect with others? You start to learn how to put the guards down. Feel safe, be vulnerable. You start to share and build relationships. That lasts for years and years. I think one of the things that I have just been so grateful for is based off of all of the personal growth work that I’ve done on myself. I have cultivated long lasting relationships that I’ve been in my life forever, and that feels so good. And so supportive.

Lastly, long-term results. So unlike when you’re doing a fat diet or a quick fix, when you practice a holistic weight loss process or a journey, it really focuses on getting fat. To the why and getting to the root causes. So you’re able to make these longterm long lasting changes to your lifestyle that can lead to long term results. Like I don’t have to track my food anymore because I know.

Consciously what I need to eat and how I need to put it in there. And I can feel that within my body, but in the beginning, I needed to track my food to help build awareness and understanding of what I was doing. Because if I didn’t have the data, I might, I could just check out and assume I was doing great, but I wasn’t.

And so I kept stalling and stopping, installing, and stopping. So one of the great happy side effects is when you take a lifestyle like this, you’re going to achieve those long-term results. And throughout all areas of your life. All right. So we’ve talked about all the wide range of benefits, but physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, that can help you to improve your overall health and wellbeing. And by incorporating these into your weight loss journey, you can only achieve sustainable results, but also it can positively impact every aspect of your life.

If you are looking for support in that, if you want encouragement, if you want a structure, if you want a plan that is geared towards you and nobody else, we do take consultation. And when I do take consults, I take lots of data on my patients. Patients. I listened to them. I hear what their pain points are. I hear how I can help them. I look at all of the external data that we take. We take all this data on you because we want to create an individualized program.

There are people, even exact twins, that come into my practice that have totally different care plans. People with the same diagnosis, people with the same struggles, everybody is unique as an individual. And that’s why I love holistic medicine so much because it helps to take you as an individual and really looks at everything. And then we prioritize. Step-by-step what you need to achieve, the results that you’re looking for. If you’re interested, please, like share, subscribe and I check out our link below.

Transform your Body and Mind with Holistic Weight Loss

Dr. Erica Steele – Are you ready to transform your body, mind and spirit in 2023, then tune in to find out my name is Dr. Erica Steele. I’m a holistic doctor in family practice. I hold six degrees in my field. They’re all in the natural health care space. And I went to school. So you don’t have to. All right, let’s jump into it.

So 20, 23, here we are. You want to lose weight? And so let’s talk about what is holistic. Weight loss journey is going to look like this, because it really goes beyond just diet and exercise. Everybody knows the key to good health is eating fruits and vegetables and working out. You’re not going to fall out on the floor and go, oh my gosh, that was a revelation.

It’s actually more important to make lasting changes to your lifestyle that are going to help improve physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing overall. So we’re going to jump into the principles of holistic weight loss and how you can use them to create not only a healthier life, but a leaner life too.

Holistic weight loss is about creating a balance in your body, mind, and spirit. So we have to take everything into consideration when we’re working to achieve sustainable results. We’ll explore how you can use this holistic approach to achieve your weight loss goals. So first step mindset, the first step to transforming your body and your mind with a holistic weight loss program is really to change your mindset.

This means you’re going to adopt a positive and motivating outlook on yourself. You’re going to get rid of all the negative self-talk. Self-talk and you’re really going to honor yourself from where you are. That’s going to help you to see where you’re at objectively and that way you can be honest to make those simple, easy, effective changes. Overall, you want to set realistic and achievable results and then be kind and gentle with yourself along the way.

Second, we focus on nutrition. So when we make a decision that we want to get well, and we’ve made a decision that we are going to value ourselves and that we are going to honor ourselves and love ourselves. Now, we’re going to look at how we’re going to fuel ourselves. So fueling comes from a nutrition perspective.

Eating a balanced nutrition diet is essential for healthy weight loss. You cannot work out. I passed a healthy diet. You want to focus on consuming whole unprocessed foods. Limiting sugar as well as fats, and really making sure that you’re consuming sources of protein that are healthy with each and every meal and snack. And again, drinking plenty of water.

Simply put, so people get into, oh, I need to do a food allergy testing in which foods do I need to avoid and kick out in the beginning. It’s about adding rather than taking away. So let’s focus on understanding your macros, understanding your proteins, fats, and carbs, understanding what they are, being mindful of them, your ratios, and really getting fully present to what you’re feeding yourself.

And then from there, we start to tweak and understand where those numbers need to be ideally for you, where there’s ratios are and then how. How you can improve them so that you achieve the results that you’re looking for. We don’t get into eliminating and removing things till much later. It’s really just focused on where your baselines are and then where you want to go.

All right. Next step is going to be incorporating exercise. So now you’ve got your mindset. You’ve got your physical excuse. You’ve got your nutrition. Now we’re going to move into your physical fitness routine. So we’re going to start low and slow. We’re not going to be crazy. We’re going to first start just stretching and getting our bodies nice and relaxed.

And then from there, we’re going to start going, okay. Now let’s incorporate some strength training. Let’s incorporate a little bit of cardio. We don’t need to go crazy again. You don’t need to go. I mean nothing against CrossFit. Go do CrossFit if you want, but you don’t have to go join a CrossFit gym and go kill yourself. You don’t have to go and do power hot yoga, seven days a week, twice a day in order to get the results that you’re looking for. We want to practice being very gentle with our bodies.

Remember, this is a holistic weight loss program. This is not a military kick your ass weight loss program. This is a very gentle, honoring, loving, supporting one’s self. I’m going to move my body and see how it feels to actually be inside of my body. All right. Fourth step is sleep. So now we’re going to put sleep in the mix. The reason we put sleep in the mix is because if you’re not getting adequate amounts of quality sleep, it’s going to dysregulate your hormones, your circadian rhythm, and ultimately affect your metabolism. So having a nighttime routine is incredibly important, making sure that you do the same things over and over again, you have an evening routine.

You have a daytime routine, you wake up, you start the day, refreshes you in the day and you’re just winding yourself down. We really want to work on high energy in the morning, relax during the day, and then gently fall asleep. If you have difficulty with either one of these, if you’re waking up and you’re not energized, or you’re going to bed and ruminating and not sleeping, or you’re waking up at two, three in the morning, every single day, there is some challenges with the circadian rhythm that we need to work on.

So you’re not going to get the weight loss goals that you’re looking to achieve. All right. Fifth step is managing your stress. So emotional stress is. Incredibly important to learn tools. Many of us were not taught tools. We weren’t given tools. We were told to shut it down, survive and power through, and that doesn’t work. So we’re going to learn to honor our emotions, get present with our emotions because we can’t just let our minds go over here.

Our emotions over here and our bodies over here that makes disconnection. So we’re coming back online. We’re bringing our mind back online. We’re bringing our emotions on buying online. We’re bringing our physical form online, all of it. Suddenly now all those emotions that were buried are going to start to come up to the surface. And we’re going to need tools to be able to process that excellent book that you guys can look up by Dr. Carol Truman, it’s called feelings buried, alive, never die. It talks about what happens when we suppress our emotions and all the disease processes that it affects.

Chronic stress can lead to so many different health problems, but including in this context, overeating and weight gain your throat is a two way channel. Either get your expression yourself, or you’re going to push. Food, unhealthy food down in order to satisfy some unresolved emotional need. So we really want to make sure that you practice some different stress management techniques like meditation, prayer, yoga, breathing, exercise. If you want some more insight on that, please feel free to check out my other videos or reach out to me privately.

Six step is to practice mindful eating. So we’ve already gone through this process where we’re developing a mindset, we’re understanding what we’re eating. We’re starting to work on our stress and now we’re starting to recognize the relationships that are, let’s say stress happens with our eating.

So I. I did this program years ago. And I became very present to the fact that when I got angry, I would want to go eat. So I would be angry about something either with my daughter or friend or some work experience. And then I would want to punish myself by going and eating. And it wasn’t always unhealthy stuff.

Like I would go, I remember one time I’m sitting at my computer and there was something that happened that I felt powerless over. I felt angry. I felt totally detached and. I could be unconscious that I had an apple sitting there and I just, it was starting to eat the apple. And I was like, wait a second. I’m not even hungry. I’m just angry. And so really helping us to be mindful and present to why we’re eating is going to help us to eat less as well as make healthier food choices.

The seventh step is building a support system. And that can be tricky if our family systems are corrupt or we haven’t had a lot of support growing up, we have to really create our supportive network of friends and family that can really help you stay motivated. You are the company that you keep, unfortunately, fortunately. And so sometimes when you’re starting to make this transition, you are going to leave people that have been with you for a while, because you’re either going to grow together or you’re going to grow apart. And sadly, this even happens in marriages and it happens in close relationships where.

You want to love and honor yourself. And then it’s not that you can’t be with somebody who’s not on the same growth, but you can’t have somebody in your life who’s tearing you down or criticizing you or judging you, or is jealous of you. Because if that happens, That is going to de-motivate you after a while. So setting those healthy boundaries, determining what your core values are. I’ve done a video on core values, please check it out so that you can determine what’s going to work for you. And then that way you can use a barometer to say.

Is this person part of my soul tribe? Is this person going to help me? Is this person loving to me? Is this person supportive? Does this person match my core values? Yes or no. It’s a very linear conversation. You don’t, there’s not a whole lot of variables if they don’t. Operate within your core values that help you to feel safe. It’s time for them to go. Unfortunately, you can also find a workout buddy, or join a weight loss program as well. That can help you to be accountable. We offer a lot of accountability and support.

In our practice, the eighth step is being patient. So again, we want to be patient with ourselves, but I’d also like to say forgiving. We want to learn how to forgive ourselves. We forgive ourselves for what we’ve manifested in, what we’ve created up until this point. And we also forgive ourselves for making it hard, right?

It doesn’t have to be hard. We could choose for it to be fun and easy, and we can let go of the impatience. If we choose to step out of that, if we choose to say, you know what. I’m going to enjoy the journey. I’m going to enjoy the process. I’m going to learn about myself. This is not about achievement. This is not about hitting a goal. This is about me learning to honor myself, celebrate my progress, focus on the positive changes that I’m making in my life, and really just get excited.

I’m in the process of healing that you’re doing. The ninth step and final step is about sustainability. It’s important to focus on making these long lasting changes, really your lifestyle. I teach people how to create a holistic lifestyle. It’s not about. Changing a diet or exercising more, or just walking around with affirmations, it’s really creating a lifestyle. That’s going to work best with you, that you are more connected with source God, nature, whatever you want to call it, that you’re living in alignment with your purpose and your passion, rather than relying on all these external things such as and I love doctors. I am a doctor, but we don’t want to give our power away to doctors. We don’t want to give our power away to influencers. We don’t want to try every. Quick fix solution or fad, if it sounds too good to be true, most of the time it is. I have found in my practice that all the fads and the quick fixes are not going to work, it’s really that sustained loving action that you do consistently over a long period of time. Herring’s love cure hearing was a homeopath in the 1800s.

He documented how to cure the body. He said for one year, your body has been off balance. It takes one month to balance it back. So you just have a timeframe. Even though time is interesting. All right. So transforming your body in your mind without a holistic weight loss journey is a journey we’re taking. So I know that it may seem a lot and may seem overwhelming and may seem overbearing and all the things. But if you begin to incorporate these steps into your daily life, you will Chaffin.

Lately achieve your weight loss goals, improve your overall health and wellbeing and live a happier, more fulfilled life. If you need help in your holistic weight loss journey, we do have one. Program coming up, check out the link below and we are so excited to help you to achieve the results that you’re looking for you and your family.

Myths About Home Remedies

Speaker 1: Cold and flu season is here. And if you wanna stay healthy, you have to be vigilant. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is here to tell us what we can do to avoid those sniffly and sneezy noses. Hi, how are you doing?

Speaker 2: Hi. I’m a little under the weather today. I know. Just fitting, that’s a blush, but still .

Speaker 1: So what could you have done to avoid getting sick?

Speaker 2: Okay, so for me, like high stress, I own a medical practice, right? So high stress training new staff, right? I just came back from a conference in LA and I’m not a germaphobe, like I’m not one of those people who’s like spraying everything down and right.

Like I, I’m free in the sense where I’ll just, I’ll touch anything and so it just hit me jet lag coming back on Monday, jet lag. Monday night, I was like, oh, you know what? I think I’m coming down with something. Oh my God. But it’s good once the season, it’s good. My immune system gets a little bit of workout and then I go about, move about the cabins. So that’s good.

Speaker 1: Now you were saying off camera that people who never get sick, that’s not a good thing. Why? Why?

Speaker 2: It’s because their immune systems aren’t working. That’s the thing. Oh. I And I, that’s simplistic, right? Their immune systems do obviously work. It’s important for us. Symptoms to produce antibodies. So it’s important for us to get a little sick at times. And so we’re definitely a culture that suppresses symptoms quite a bit. Okay. And so we do wanna allow our bodies to just do what it needs to do best instead of just keeping popping stuff in order to suppress it down. Got it. Got it. Okay.

Speaker 1: So one thing I have to ask you is about flu mania. Even in the branding of the medicine on the countertop, you know that, you go up and buy at the pharmacy. It says cold and flu. Is it sy? No.

Speaker 2: So everything is not the flu. Okay. I hear that everything is not the flu, people . Oh my goodness. It, yeah. And so a lot of influenza A is actually a particular virus. Okay. So you can get bacteria, you can get different viruses. There’s like thousands of organisms out there, and some that haven’t even been cataloged yet. There’s also mold. And there’s parasites too that can create symptoms.

One time I actually had a case that came in and he was coughing, and of course you’re thinking, oh, it’s immunological. So I did a muscle test with him, tested 3, 4, 4 times, and there were no immunological stressors. Finally, I tested more chemical, heavy metal, and it was actually coming from the exhaust.

He just bought a new car. Oh, and the exhaust. Was leaking into his car and so he just got it fixed. But that was creating more of those upper respiratory sys symptoms, so
Speaker 1: Oh, that’s so interesting. Yeah. Okay, so I have to ask you, you said something about how we go around trying to avoid germs. Yes. But it’s something inside. Explain that to me. Yes.

Speaker 2: So our, so a lot of times people think, oh, there’s like evil bacteria outside of ourselves or evil viruses and, our bodies are just defenseless and they’re healthy and. The reality is, that it’s the health of your body. So if you keep your body healthy and well, your immune system maintains itself.

Oh, you also don’t want an overactive immune system. A lot of times people are like, I gotta boost my immune system. No, that’s an autoimmune condition. You don’t want an immune system that’s overly active. Okay. But you don’t want an immune system that’s underactive either. You want balance. It’s all about homeostasis.

Speaker 1: So that goes with taking akinesia every time. The onset of a cold, right? Yeah,

Speaker 2: because it, every time you take it, it’s gonna be less and less effective. So Antibiotics. Exactly. That’s why we have so much antibiotic resistance now, and that’s why sometimes they’re not working. So it’s important to have a balance with all things. Naturally, a standard cold is gonna last about three days. If you’re healthy, naturally your immune system is compromised. It could last a little bit longer, so you’re gonna need a little bit more of an immunological support, whether it’s natural or unnatural.

Speaker 1: So when should you resort to something like antibiotics?

Speaker 2: I would say if it’s maintained itself past a week. Okay. For sure. That’s definitely three, four days. If it lingers on, I would schedule that appointment. Definitely start within a seven day period.

Speaker 1: Okay. I’ve been talking to friends who are dealing with allergies.

Is this a particular thing? Allergy season. I know like my sinuses compacted or whatever it is.

Speaker 2: What season changes. The leaves are rustling around. There’s a lot more movement of all of them in this area of Virginia . We have a very wet climate.

Very moist. And then with the horticulture moving around a little bit that’s gonna kick, everybody’s immune system must improve a little bit more. I see. Yeah. So Neti pot, or you can if you want. Okay. But again don’t go extreme. Don’t. Jam jamming water up there every day.

Speaker 1: Okay. So I’m asking you all my questions, but you have upcoming classes. Yes, we do. And care appointments and stuff. So tell me about

Speaker 2: that. Exactly. So we have three upcoming classes that are coming up. They’re I believe a Saturday at two o’clock appointment. They’ll come up on this screen here shortly, I think a Friday as well.

And it’s Monday. Perfect. Yeah. So Saturday, November 17th at two. Monday, November 19th at five 30. And then Friday, November 30th at five 30. And then we also have an, Free clinic obviously cuz we’re a holistic practice so we do $50 walk-in same day sick care. Okay. Hey, I like, like

Speaker 1: that. Okay. Thank you so much. Feel better. Yes, I will go home and Good all thank you.

Secrets to Sustainable Weight Loss

Dr. Steele Ever wondered what my secrets are to unlocking sustainable weight loss for my patients. I’m here to tell you. My name is Dr. Erica steele. I’m a holistic doctor in family practice. I hold six degrees in my field and they’re all in the natural health care space. And I have helped thousands of people to be able to achieve their weight loss goals.

If you’ve tried every single fad diet out there, every quick fix solution leaves you feeling deprived and unsatisfied. You are definitely in the right place. Holistic weight loss is really about creating a healthy lifestyle of balancing your body, your mind, your spirit, to help you to achieve sustainable results.

It’s looking at every single aspect that could potentially be affecting and hindering your weight loss goals. In this video, we’re going to explore the benefits of the holistic approach to weight loss and how. You can incorporate these principles into your daily life. All right. Number one, mindset. The secret to sustainable holistic weight loss is truly your mindset. A lot of times people don’t realize that and they just want to jump into all the doing. It’s important to begin with a positive and motivated mindset in order to achieve your health goals.

This means setting realistic as well as achievable results that keep you focused and committed and being kind and gentle with yourself with the process about a pound to a pound and a half a week of weight loss is considered healthy any more than that is drastic. And you do run some other risks. Second nutrition, not a surprise. The second nutrition to sustainable healthy weight loss is your nutrition. Eating a balanced and nutritious diet is essential. You cannot overwork or work out past an unhealthy diet. It just won’t work. So you must really focus on whole unprocessed foods, drinking plenty of water, limiting your sugar intake, and also keeping your fats at a reasonable level.

Even your healthy fats. We look at macronutrients, I’ll have a video about that to really educate you because we’re really out of the diet phenomenon that doesn’t work exercise. The third secret to sustainable holistic weight loss is movement. Now regular physical activity is important to burning calories and building muscle, but you don’t have to kill yourself. Really. You can do a mix of some cardio that you enjoy such as walking, dancing, or bike riding along with some, let’s say yoga or Pilates or body weight training, anything that helps build muscle.

That can really help you to lose weight and improve your overall health and wellbeing. You truly want to find an exercise that you love and you enjoy that way. You’ll make it part of your daily routine. The fourth secret is sustainable. Holistic weight loss is sleep. Getting adequate amounts of sleep is essential for your weight loss, as it helps to regulate your hormones, as well as your neuro-transmitters, which can help improve your metabolism. Aim for six to nine hours of sleep each night and try to maintain a consistent sleep schedule.

Even if it can’t be tricky, prioritize your sleep. The next one. My fifth secret is to maintain a sustainable weight. Loss is stress management. Uh, Chronic stress, even good stress can lead to overeating weight, gain, and health problems. So find ways to manage your stress, your thoughts, as well as your emotions, stress tends to be generated from your emotional responses. So learning some emotional coping skills can really be very helpful.

We have 30 days to emotional healing. Course online course where I give you every single day I give you one. A new, emotional technique that you can use to help. So if you want that, please check the link below. Mindful eating the six secrets to sustainable holistic weight loss is mindful eating. That means really being conscious and present to what you’re eating as well as your drinking. You would be astonished. How many people don’t know how many ounces of water they’re drinking? How many grams of protein, how many grams of fat, how many grams of carbs?

And if that’s you’re not practicing mindful eating choices. So we want to make sure that we’re really present to what we’re consuming and not assuming. This can help you to eat less and make healthier food choices. Your seventh secret to sustainable holistic weight loss is having a support system. Having supportive people around you, such as friends and family can also help you to motivate and help you to keep on track of your weight loss goals, ensuring that your environment is conducive for your achieving.

Your goals are really important. Kick out the naysayers, even if their family, if they don’t have anything nice to say, don’t pick up the phone, find a workout, buddy, or even join a support group to help keep you accountable. We. Offer a lot of accountability and support in our practice as well. The eighth secret to sustainable holistic weight loss is patients. I know growing up is a slow and steady process. It’s not going to happen overnight and it’s consistent deliberate action over an extended period of time. It’s important to be patient, not get discouraged by the setbacks. Celebrate your progress along the way.

And focus, focus, Those positive changes you’re making are going to show up eventually. Number nine, the ninth and final secret that I have to share with you about sustainable holistic weight loss is you guessed it sustainability. It’s important to focus on making those lasting changes that create a healthy lifestyle, rather than relying on fad diets or quick fix solutions. Even if you choose one of those and you lose weight really fast, the odds of gaining the weight back are really high.

So try to avoid those quick fix solutions because they can create some long-term issues that you’ll have to deal with later. Making healthy lifestyle choices is really the way to maintain your health over a long period of time. And so these are my 10 secrets of sustainable holistic weight loss. By incorporating these principles into your daily life, you can not only achieve your healthy weight loss goals, but you can also improve your overall health. Wellbeing will add to a happier, more fulfilled life.

So start your holistic weight loss journey today and see the results for yourself.

Better Heart Health With Dr Erica Steele

Speaker 1: Welcome back. About one in every four deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease, and today we’re gonna discuss risks prevention and for Valentine’s Day, the role of emotions in heart health. Joining us now is Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach. We found you.

Speaker 2: We did. Oh my gosh. I know. Instead of where’s. Swears, Dr. Steele? Yes.

Speaker 1: All right, so first of all, this is a serious topic, especially in the month of February, which is heart and one, what are the main causes of heart disease?

Speaker 2: So ironically, of course we know the general ones like genetics and things of that regard, but a lot of it’s largely lifestyle. A lot of it’s smoking and poor diet and not exercising, and really just overall not taking care of one.

Speaker 1: One thing interesting in the lead in was about the role emotions play. Yeah. So tell me about that.

Speaker 2: Yeah, it’s fascinating. I’m in a class for my PhD and right now we talk about type A personalities and perfectionists, right? And so I’m recovering.
Speaker 1: Oh yeah, me too. I don’t think I’ve recovered, but go ahead. It’s okay.

Speaker 2: Every day is a new day, so none. We tend to judge ourselves, criticize ourselves harshly. And we think that we’re not enough. And so that actually leads to greater risk of cardiovascular disease. Wow. Okay.

Speaker 1: And I know they call it the silent killer because sometimes the symptoms are really hard to define or try to identify. So what are some of the people who are most at risk for heart disease?

Speaker 2: As we know, especially minorities and especially minorities. And I think it’s because a lot to do with the stigmas.

We, as women of color, tend to hold onto a lot. We tend to bury the shoulders of responsibilities emotionally. We hold things in, people think we’re strong, there’s all those kinds of stigmas. Not to say that other people don’t experience it as well, but I think. When we exclude ourselves from our lives, we’re not really being fully present.

We’re not taking care of ourselves. We’re not drinking the water, we’re not moving our bodies, we’re not eating well. We’re stressing out. We’re actually not attached to our emotions. We’re disconnected from our emotions. All of those things really play in we’re, very much in a survival society and that really. To chronic disease, especially cardiovascular disease.
Speaker 1: Yeah. Okay. So how do we prevent it? How do we even nip it in the bud? Like maybe we have kids and Yeah, we wanna stop it early.

Speaker 2: Yeah. I really think it’s about presence. And, getting back to the basics, meaning like, When you first wake up, prayer, meditation, setting the intention for your day, drinking water, half your body weight ounces in water every day, eating adequate amounts of protein.I talk about it all the time on this show. Protein helps the body to repair and heal. Moving our body, even if it’s simple as taking the stairs or parking, the farthest parking spot from the store. Incorporating those things and really creating a healthy. Lifestyle is gonna really help you overall.

Speaker 1: Okay. I’m thinking, I’m trying to take the stairs. Yeah, I’m trying to do all the things that you’re saying. So what if that is not enough?

Speaker 2: Obviously there’s providers like myself , right? There’s doctors that can help. Some people need medications. They need stabilizers, especially if they’re unwilling to take personal responsibility for their health, and they just continue to do the same thing and expect a different result.

So thank God we have excellent surgeons. We have that cardiac hospital here. We have excellent medications for people that are really not willing to take that personal responsibility Naturally. I’m looking for people who really wanna change their lifestyle, right? Who really? Take personal empowerment and they wanna do something, they wanna be in an action.

We’re not a victim of our genes. Our genes are only about less than 30% of our actual overall health. So meaning that you can have a gene that, let’s say is hypertensive, but because you have a healthy lifestyle, you’re not necessarily gonna manifest it. So I think people sometimes get into a powerless state with their health and they just throw their hands up and say, there’s nothing I can do. But that’s not really true.

Speaker 1: Okay. Now you’re doing a cooking class. I am. Which is one of them. Because if you eat better, yes. You can live better, of course.

Speaker 2: And I find that many people don’t know how to eat. They get, they’re like, overwhelmed. And they’re like, what do I do? I wanna eat healthy, but how do I do it? And so I started cooking classes this year to really teach people how to eat well. And I do a full. Spread. It’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack for the day. We get all the macronutrients in there, your proteins, fats, and carbs. So everybody will, I dunno, you could cook. Can I gotta take your class so I can learn? Thank you.

Reducing Inflammation

Dr. Steele: Inflammation is a response to something. So we ask ourselves, what is the body responding to? Inflammation comes. And when we eat certain foods, let’s say we eat some wheat or we eat a tomato, some people react to these things. Some symptoms of inflammation include itching, redness, gassing, bloating and even sinus pressure.

People react differently to different foods. One person may react really well to a tomato while another person doesn’t react as well to a tomato as a response. The body creates an inflammatory process, so we reduce that by, of course, eliminating those foods, which we can test to be able to determine.

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Which foods the body’s having a reaction to. We also wanna reduce exposure because toxicity can create that inflammatory response as well. Removing beauty products that are toxic as well as cleaning products that are toxic can also really help the body reduce inflammation, which is why we test the body to be able to determine what creates inflammation and what.

How Your Digestive System Affect Your Skin

Speaker 1: Welcome back. If your skin is lacking that summer glow, you may wanna look at your diet. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is here to explain the relationship between your gut health and yours. Skin. I think this is fascinating.

Speaker 2: Yes, it is. Definitely very unexplored by a lot of people.

Speaker 1: Yeah. So tell me about the connection.

Speaker 2: A lot of times what we eat, so what we’re digesting and assimilating is gonna create reactivity. Okay. So the majority of our immune system as well as our hormonal system is housed in our digestive system. I’ve spoken about that before. So what happens?

The immune system has immunological reactions. To specific foods, to parasites, to bacteria, to all kinds of things. There’s a whole microbiome, a whole little universe that’s growing Wow. In your digestive system. So it may not just be that you’re not washing your face properly, it may also be that you’re not eating the right stuff.

Yes. Our, a lot of times white teens are so like explode, exploded with their acne because they’re perpetually eating toxic.

Speaker 1: Unhealthy food. So tell me that list again of things that they shouldn’t eat in case my team, who’s in the audience is paying attention.

Speaker 2: All the good stuff. Dairy, sugar, okay. Bread gluten, those sort nightshades can affect some people, but then there’s a lot of things. Too that, like I most recently did my own food sensitivity testing. Okay. Cuz I’m curious and everything I ate, I was sensitive to like salmon and bananas and yeah.

Speaker 1: So. what are you eating now? Water and air. Just water and air.

Speaker 2: No, really? It, what’s cool about the sensitivity testing is it gives you foods that you can eat and then limited foods. Okay. And really you want more of a restriction on a short period of time. A lot of times people go on these long. Six, eight month. And what happens is, the body actually will overcompensate and you won’t be able to digest those foods Okay.

As well. It’ll shut down those enzymes and so short term, like 30, 60, 90 days of elimination so that you have time to rebuild the digestive system.

Speaker 1: I I see. Now it also can impact babies, right? Yeah. So like the moms that are breastfeeding their babies can then Yes. Cause a problem. Have baby acne? How does that work? Yes.

Speaker 2: Oh my gosh. So when I see babies, cuz I see baby, it’s in my practice. The first thing I look at is their skin. I look at everybody’s skin. But cuz it tells a lot nutritionally, believe it or not. And so the first thing I look, if there’s those little bumps, we know right away that there’s a food sensitivity or a reaction.

Speaker 2: So a lot of times people don’t get allergy versus sensitivity or intolerance. There’s actually three different types of food. Sensitivities, intolerances, and then actual anaphylactic allergies. So when babies come in with that, the first thing I ask is are you breastfeeding? And then if the answer is yes, okay, what are you eating?

Because it’s something that the person is eating or it could be something as simple as they, they don’t have enough lactobacillus. So I give ’em a probiotic, something to really help reinoculate their digestive system.

Speaker 1: Okay. And probiotics are really good. They are super good. Are they okay? Okay.

Speaker 2: Exactly. Good for everything like brain. It’s really good to help the brain fog. Oh yeah. Definit. Oh, I have brain fog all the time. . Okay. So I need to take, is there a particular type of probiotic that, so the world of probiotics is expansive. It’s not just of like a pull one off the shelf. A lot of people do. Different age groups actually have different needs for probiotic micros.

Speaker 1: There’s a lot to know. I know. And you’re teaching classes, I know. Yes, exactly. People touch, with you to try to absorb some of this information that you have.

Speaker 2: Yeah, so I teach three classes a month, and this is all based off the skin and the digestive system relationship.

Typically speaking, I have three classes every month. The first one is I think on a Saturday, so from two to four. Okay. And then we also have classes on a Friday, I believe it’s a five 30 time, and then a Monday as well. And on the screen they’ll. Some dates. There they are. Perfect. Monday the 16th and Saturday the 21st, five 30.

Two 30 and five 30 respectively. And it’s all based off of that gut skin access. So we’re all gonna talk about that relationship between the digestive system and our skin. So acne, eczema, psoriasis

All, of those things. All the world.

Speaker 1: I love that. Thank you so much for coming. I appreciate it. Thank you. Yeah, absolutely.