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The Environment and Health

Speaker 1: From water to the air that we breathe. We all depend on the environment to sustain life, but the quality of our surroundings can greatly affect our health and wellbeing. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Medicine in Virginia Beach joins us now to discuss, Dr. Erica, how you doing?

Speaker 2: I’m doing well. How are you?

Speaker 1: Sure? I’m good, thank you. So I wanna ask, when we talk about the environment, what are we specifically referring to?

Speaker 2: So there’s three layers to the environment that we wanna look at. Number one, it’s your genetic environment, right? The genes that we’re built off of. It’s much like the foundation of your house, right?

And then there’s all the walls of your. Which, that’s more of your internal environment. Your lifestyle, the food you put in, the health of your organs, et cetera. And then we have the roof of your house, which is gonna be more of the external environment that’s going to be more of the surfaces that you touch every day, the computer all of the things that make up our external environment and our external.

Speaker 1: Got it. Speaking of environments, we recently had the CDC mask advisement, and some people are really concerned and fearful about that.

Speaker 2: Yes, they are. And so that’s why I really wanted to reassure people. So if going back genetically speaking genetics accounts for less than 30%, which is incredible because previous to all of our genetic research we thought it was so much more if my mother had this disease than automatically I’m gonna develop this disease.


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That sort of mindset. But we’ve learned it actually has. To play. And even though there can be defects in your genetic code, it’s really up to your lifestyle, meaning the environment you put your genes in. So that comes back to your diet. It comes back to proper health. Organ hygiene, meaning detoxifying your organs on a regular basis in a healthy way.

That means making sure that you’re moving your mental state, your emotional state. And then of course, our external environment. So even with the masks removing, we still wanna make sure. That we keep our sanitation practices up. I think this whole experience with the pandemic has really taught us to be very mindful about our sanitation practices.

Speaker 2: And even with sanitation. We also wanna keep in mind that using a lot of chemical cleaners can also have a negative impact on our bodies as well, because it can be very heavy and intense on our immune systems.

Speaker 1: Got it. Okay. So how can people take owner. Over their environment and their health, especially when it’s impacted by other people.

Speaker 2: Yes. So that’s one of the concepts, right? So our immune system is very strong and it’s actually made to experience exposures, right? And so the germ theory in terms of there’s these evil germs out here and there, my, my innocent, precious body it really comes down to how you take care of your own health, right?

What are you eating? , what are you thinking about? How are you moving your body? Are you digesting an assimilating property properly? Excuse me, Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine says, all diseases begin in the gut, and that is very much true. So if you’re gassing, bloating, constipated, you’re not having healthy bowel movements, two to three on a daily basis.

Link Between Environment & Health | Holistic Family PracticeYou’re not eliminating properly. That actually means that there’s some imbalances going on with your digestive system. And then in turn, your immune system’s gonna be inhibited as a response, which then means that when, if you are exposed to things in your external environment, your immune system is not gonna be able to have the energy that it needs in order to fight against whatever it is being exposed to.

Speaker 1: Wow. Okay. So these questions have prompted more questions for people out there that have more, you have some classes to tell us.

Speaker 2: Yeah, because I’m I’m definitely a scientist at heart. I love laboratory diagnostics and biochemistry, so I’m teaching classes all about knowing your numbers. And so if you don’t know your numbers, you obviously can’t measure them.

You can’t create goals and then you don’t really know where you are. So we do have a few classes coming up. Where I’m really gonna teach from a very basic level how to understand your laboratory, how to understand what your labs look like. They are still held on Zoom. So you’ll be able to do that from the comforter of your home. They’re on our website as well as the event break.

Speaker 1: All right, Dr. Erica Steele, always great to see you.

Speaker 2: Likewise, take care. Thank you.


Looking Good and Feeling Good

Speaker 1: Welcome back to Coasts Live. Our next guest says, instead of setting a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, you should work towards creating a healthy lifestyle. I couldn’t agree more with us. A Dr. Erica Castile from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is here to explain why. So we love, thank you so much for being back on the show. Of course. Always. This is the time of the year, right? Yeah, it’s what everybody’s definitely. There’s a better way to approach that.

Speaker 2: Yeah, and I think too, I think people put so much emphasis and stress on. Oh my gosh, now I, it’s a new year. I’ve gotta make changes. I’ve gotta do things. And so they do it too quickly. And then they crash and burn by February, the middle of February. The burnout. Yeah, exactly. So I really teach a lot of more incremental steps. Okay. In terms of creating a healthy lifestyle over long term,

Speaker 1: the work smarter, not harder, right?

Speaker 2: Yeah, exactly. We’re doing it in the right way and gently and gradually and consistently, deliberately over a long period of time.

Speaker 1: Yeah. So one of the things that we were talking about before this segment, With losing the weight, like one of the main concerns is skin. Yes. So you’ve seen on some of those big shows where people lose a ton of weight very quickly, or you go gungho and your skin can’t keep up with that weight loss. Correct. So you deal with the saggy skin or the, the loss of collagen. No collagen. Exactly. You have a method, and I didn’t even think about this before, is that you should be proactively doing both. Correct. How you do.


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Speaker 2: Yeah. So that’s why we invested in our iNode device. Okay. Because it uses radio frequency, it does build collagen, rebuild collagen, and it also helps with fat reduction. Okay. At the same time too. Looking Good and Feeling Good Yeah. It’s a simple machine. Super simple, painless. Correct. Like it’s painless. Exactly. It’s a little warm. That’s about it. But there’s no, pain attached to it, which is really nice. And so we actually do that while we’re working with a patient on losing weight. Okay. So we have a lot, we actually have a metabolic health scale where we do all of their assessments up front. We have an app that they track their food in, their water in. If they haven’t logged in, we actually send them. Hey, accountability right now US accountability. Yeah.

Speaker 1: How often do you recommend, like the pro, this is as you’re losing pounds, correct?

Speaker 2: Yeah. So we do it of think of it as like icing on the cake. Okay, gotcha. If somebody comes in and they’re 20, 40 pounds overweight, we really have to get them down. Yeah. First before we start to add this in. Okay. So usually it’s about an eight to 16 week. And we incorporate that, one to two times a week depending on the elasticity of the skin. Okay. Depending on where they are with it. Looking Good and Feeling Good But it actually does fat reduction as well, okay. It does it in combination. So it can a o jumpstart like an added bonus.

LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING GOODYeah, exactly. Your skin tighten little, a little bit of that fat, carbon fat. And you can see Exactly. Some before and afters. Yeah, exactly. So yeah, and these are some of my. From different parts of the country. Okay. So yeah, you can see she was good before. Yeah, they’re both Looking Good and Feeling Good before, but then it just adds this extra,

Speaker 1: this tightens this Yeah, I know exactly. A lot especially moms out there. Yes. You have that what we call the sad belly button. Oh my gosh. . So your belly button doesn’t get, it droops down. Yes. But does that help with the

Speaker 2: It does. Okay. It does. We have one case that was pretty amazing. And of course we have a lot, so we didn’t show it. But yeah, it was awesome. After one treatment, you could see she had twins. She was really stretched out afterwards, after one treatment. And it doesn’t replace naturally diet, exercise, things like that. But what it does is it really works in concert with it, which is what I really love. Yeah.

Speaker 1: And I mean you do, you bring it all together. , because that’s what we need more of and not this drastic approach. Yeah. So you have to be patient. I learned that the hard way after. Oh, I know. Number two, you have to be patient. Exactly. So anybody that wants to try this, let’s tell you, do have a special, of course we do in the new year. Help you out? Just Yes. What is that?

Speaker 2: Yeah, definitely. So we usually have ’em try, they come in for a consultation, we assess them because we also don’t want to, we wanna manage expectations.

We wanna make sure that, okay, we need to put this in place first. naturally, people come to me from all different health walks, so you know, medications, lab, we have to do lab work. We do a lot. We do a lot because it’s holistic. And then we have the integrative medicine approach. The functional medicine approach. So we offer a lot in. Practice.

LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING GOODSpeaker 1: Okay. If anybody, I guess if they have the questions on it, where can they get in touch with you?

Speaker 2: So our website, holistic Family Practice, va, I’m actually pretty responsive on Facebook. Hint, hint, Go on Facebook. Looking Good and Feeling Good Yeah, exactly. So thanks. I like Luke Skywalker. Yeah. I deal with on Facebook still no more.

Speaker 1: Yeah. Oh, that’s great. I know people are going to appreciate. So thank you so much for the information. Make sure you reach out to her, especially on Facebook, and we’ll see you next time. Awesome. Thank you so much for being here.

Speaker 2: Thank you so much. Take care.


Healthy School Year Habits

Speaker 1: Now back to school season can put a lot of stress on the entire family. And of course, this year that may be doubly true here to share her top five tips to be prepared mentally, emotionally, and physically for the new Healthy School Year Habits year as Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice. Hey, Dr. Erica, how you.

Speaker 2: Hi, I’m doing very well. Thank you for asking.

Speaker 1: Good. Okay, so I’m getting my kid ready for school. I’m getting ready as a professor. So what’s the first tip that you have for us?

Speaker 2: So the first tip is to get that schedule going. You really wanna maintain the schedule. So August is a perfect time to start that because you don’t wanna go for like a light switch on and off. You really wanna ease them into those kind of long summer days into more structured fall school schedules.

Speaker 1: Okay, good. And then the next one is about healthy boundaries. Can you explain what that.

Speaker 2: Yes. And there’s definitely a lot more restrictions going on into the new year, and so we really wanna start to teach our kids about healthy boundaries. Meaning that if there are certain rules or certain regulations, our children are watching us. And so it’s really important that we have healthy boundaries if we. Hey, no television after a certain time, we really need to enforce that in the home just so that it also teaches them security, safety, and they feel, more complete as they move into the new school year.

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Speaker 1: Yeah, okay. That’s where I fail sometimes cuz I’m like, oh yeah, I forgot. But the next one I do because, I need to give myself grace for those moments.

Speaker 2: Exactly. I think also too, just with everything going on in the world, I recently spoke at a school board meeting that was very heated. We also have to understand that our children are watching us.

So whatever we believe to be true, we really wanna make sure that we not only have grace with ourselves, but we also have grace with other people because we’re all in. Stressful environment right now. There’s a lot of different things that are changing every single day, so the more that we can just relax into it, nice wsa, breathe into it, the more grace we can have for both ourselves as well as each other is incredibly important as we go into the school year.

Speaker 1: That one is my favorite so far. Okay. Finding a balance between everyth.

Speaker 2: Yes. And so of course we have work, we have school, we have family time, and so that’s where that schedule comes in handy. That’s where the balance comes in handy. So really ensuring that, you’re balancing all of these things.

You’re not putting too much in one bucket. I’m an entrepreneur. I’ve been an entrepreneur even when my daughter was in school, and so I always had to try to. Oh yeah, that’s right. We need to spend some quality time together. We need to work on school. So having that structure and maintaining that balance is really important.


And also too, number one, self-care. If you don’t put your oxygen mask on first, forget it. Yeah, you won’t be able to be available for anybody else.

Speaker 1: I call my Mater day, which is mother daughter day. So just had a modern day. Now this next one is about protein. I’m surprised to see.

Speaker 2: So physically our body runs off of protein, and so if we’re concerned about our immune system, we’re concerned about our overall health. We really want protein, but also protein stabilizes blood glucose. So if we’re eating enough protein and our diet, which unfortunately most people don’t, our blood sugar stays stable, which I don’t know if you have this issue, but if my blood sugar drops, Healthy School Year Habits I get a little hang. Grace goes out the window.

I’m totally frustrated with myself as well as the world, and so I really wanted to include the protein because I think a lot of people don’t think in terms of protein when it comes to quality nutrition.

Speaker 1: I get hangry. Okay. And now you have an immune support bundle. Tell me a little bit about that.

Speaker 2: We do well definitely with the school year. We’ve got a lot of germs running around and so wanting to make sure that parents really feel supported as they go into the school year and really looking at the preventative measures that we can do. So we do have the one that includes some nutraceuticals, some homeopaths as well, so that you can, load your medicine cabinet going into the Healthy School Year Habits year. And of course, Standard sanitizer is incredible to use as well.

Speaker 1: All right, Dr. Erica Steele, that’s how you can get in touch with her. Thank you so much for being with us today.

Speaker 2: Thank you, April. Have an amazing day. You.

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Why toxicity test is important


Speaker 1: Welcome back. While the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, they can also be the most stressful. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is here with some advice on how to detox. Okay, so we need to chat because I. A lot of people are stressed. We’re all running around Exactly.

Not enough time to do things. , but why do we get so stressed and what are we doing to ourselves this time of the year that’s not good for us?

Speaker 2: Yeah. I think we’re doing a lot of things. It, for one, for whatever reason the lifestyle and the Toxicity Testing habits are amplified during this holiday season.

It’s like everything’s surrounding food. Not always healthy food. There’s family coming in. There’s just a lot of, almost. That happens, people coming and going and here and there and everywhere. It’s good to be able to take that time to be able to detoxify yourself.

Speaker 1: Yeah. Not to mention everybody seems to be getting sick too this time of the year. So then you’re fighting all the germs as well. Exactly. So how can we detox? How can we stay healthy?

Speaker 2: Yeah. So I think the first thing too is really learning how to manage your stress, right? So taking breaths, really being your mom almost relaxed about everything and taking it in, really finding your breath with that.

Speaker 1: So what do you mean, finding your breath? Am I just supposed to be?

Speaker 2: A lot of people hold their breath.Toxicity Testing Oh, like all the time. So we’re not necessarily breathing deeply. We’re just kinda oh my gosh, I gotta do this, I gotta do that. I gotta get you kinda amped up. Yeah, totally. So that keeps you very anxious. Oh. And keeps you oh you’re not, not having enough oxygen to your brain. So a little more reactive. So if you find your breath, like we just find it now. Okay. We find her breath, then you know, things. Won’t be as stressful.


Speaker 1: It is hard. I found my breath.What else can we do?

Speaker 2: Yeah, so obviously staying away from healthy foods if we can’t, or at least minimizing them, so we wanna create balance.

Speaker 1: So stay away from the unhealthy foods.

Speaker 2: I’d love to say that, but realistically most people aren’t going to do that. , like I don’t typically put people through any kind of aggressive cleansing or anything like that during this holiday season.

Speaker 1: Be too traumatic

Speaker 2: it way, seeing all the cookies and cakes. It’s just way. But it’s all about balance, right? Yeah. We’ve talked about that. So adding more of theToxicity Testing healthy things in, and Toxicity Testing so that way it almost the unhealthy things that we eat don’t really matter as much.

Speaker 1: Gotcha. And you have some cool things, some services.

Speaker 2: Yeah, exactly. So we offer our basic detox services in our practice. And so they’re designed to just allow the body’s ability to heal itself, right? Rather. And using it. So it doesn’t add like any herbs or anything like that to the body. It’s just really using like heat and dry sauna. And we have our bio, which has minerals in it.

girlsSpeaker 1: What is a BioMAT?

Speaker 2: Oh my gosh, it’s amazing. BioMAT, they have minerals of tormaline and jade and you lay on them. Really good for the horman.

Speaker 1: Really? So are you laying on a mat?

Speaker 2: Yeah. You’re laying on a mat on a table. Uhhuh. . You lay face up, it’s heated, so it also has infrared. Okay. Qualities to it as well. So really a good detoxifier.

Speaker 1: So we turned some video right now. What is that?

Speaker 2: Oh, that’s our foot detox.

Speaker 1: Oh yeah. So what is that actually doing?

Speaker 2: That’s a bio energetic cleanse. So what that does, he’s putting the, Tim’s putting the array in there. So what the array does is that it releases positively charged. Third process called osmosis. It cleans the entire body. So it, again, it’s cleaning more of the bio energetic system.

Speaker 1: So are those like those foot pads that you buy at the store and you stick on the feet? Those don’t work?

Speaker 2: I don’t know. I don’t I don’t know if they work, they don’t work. I don’t know much about ’em. I know this actually has more of that bio energetic frequency in it, so it helps your meridian system more eastern than Western medicine.

Speaker 1: Okay. Is it. To have all that stuff hooked up like that.

Speaker 2: For sure. The only thing that only people that can’t do it are people with pacemakers. Cause it actually stopped the pacemaker. Oh, scary. Yeah. Yeah. So that we know that. So no pacemaker.

Speaker 1: But everybody else, it’s totally safe to do. Yeah. And this dry sauna, what does that do for you?

Speaker 2: So infrared dry sauna helps increase blood flow, Toxicity Testing circulation, metabolism, right? Definitely burning off sugar if you’re eating all these cookies. Also if you feel like you’re getting a little sick, I put give a person a remedy and they go right in the dry sauna for 45. 45 minutes. Yeah. Gosh. Like I pass out, gosh. Oh no, not even. People start slow and then they work up. Okay. Okay, great. You’d be surprised. It’s really the last 15 minutes.

That’s the tougher part of it. Like the first 30 is okay. And then, some people don’t sweat, actually. Really? Yeah. Isn’t that amazing? If you’re too toxic, your body won’t actually. Sweat initially. What does it do with It? Just holds it all in. Just holds it there.

Oh, lie. And then before you’re dehydrated, there’s that too. We also require everybody to drink a minimum of 16 ounces of water before they Oh wow.

Speaker 1: Do it in sauna or steam. Which one do you do? This better.

Speaker 2: So I They’re not, they’re different. Okay. I love the steam cuz it opens up your pores. It’s a little more relaxing, we put aromatherapy and there sometimes too. Exactly. . It just feels good. Like you feel refreshed and clean afterwards.

Speaker 1: That gets out toxins too. Oh yeah. Cuz it opens up your. Course. So you excrete those taco great for the skin. So we can do all of this at your office. Yeah. . what do you have to do? How do we find you?

ToxinSpeaker 2: So we have our website, holistic family practice va.com. We also have a promotion right now where you have five basic detoxes for $49. What? Yes.

Speaker 1: That’s a great deal.

Speaker 2: I know. It’s amazing. Whoa. Yeah. You just mentioned cos live. Yeah.

Speaker 1: So there’s the special on the screen right there to mention Coast Live. Take advantage of that. How long does all this stuff take? If you get all these.
Speaker 2: typically Toxicity Testing do one or two Okay. In a treatment with about an hour and plus every patient has a 15 minute consult with me. So we make sure there’s no in indications, contraindications, we educate the people and make sure that they know what’s up.

Speaker 1: I need to go and do that. I want some detox. So much. Dr. Steel, thank you so much. Thank you. You’ve enlighted me and happy holidays too.

Speaker 2: Awesome. Thank You


Where to start healing trauma

Speaker 1: Our next guest is here to talk about healing childhood wounds and how past traumas can actually affect your health as an adult. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is here to explain now, Dr. I find this very fascinating. First one. Yeah. Thank you for being here. How can a person that has experienced a trauma cope with the triggers that come up in different facets of life? Interpersonal relationships?

Speaker 2: Yeah, so there’s a lot to it. So first thing I wanna do is define trauma. Yes. Because a lot of people don’t understand what trauma is. They go, oh, my childhood was fine. Start Healing Trauma can be any kind of experience. For instance, it’s deeply personal for me as well. I am a child of two Marines, my home was a war zone. Yes. Growing up, unfortunately just because of their training and background. So yelling, violence, those are obviously, we know that those are traumas, but it can be subtle traumas as well. There’s the financial stress in the home and children can feel that. So all kinds of different events can be classified as,

Speaker 1: Okay, so what are some signs and symptoms? You call it ACEs and what is ACEs?

symptomsSpeaker 2: Yeah, so adverse childhood experiences were actually clinically studied several years ago. Okay. And they actually created a scoring of ACEs. Okay. Previously there was no kind of, graphic in terms of that, but, So socio social, environmental risk factors, like I just mentioned, create those adverse experiences or affect some trauma. What actually does is it affects the neural development and creates mental illness. Start Healing Trauma So it affects the brain in a negative way, which then in turn creates social emotional cognitive impairment as well. So that’s why. People that have these adverse childhood experiences have such a difficult time socially, emotionally, with relationships, things like that.

And then naturally they start adopting these these risk factors. So drug use, alcohol, addictions, things like that. Even addictions to food and all kinds of other things, work, sex, those sorts of things.

Speaker 1: It would almost seem fixing. This would mean turning back time, but you don’t have to do that. There are some things that you can do to cope and develop if you have had childhood trauma.

Speaker 2: Yeah, it’s really about getting complete with the past. You can’t go back and change the past. But you can get complete with the emotional, mental effects that those events have particularly had. Myself, I’m a successful doctor. I’m in practice. You would never know unless I shared with you the experiences that I live through. So it’s a, you can turn the darkness into light as they say.

Speaker 1: How does something like say yoga help give you a new approach and a new outlook? Yes, a new step forward.


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Speaker 2: So I, not just any yoga’s great. Okay. But Kundalini yoga is like my jam. So Kini, it’s a spiritual based yoga. Okay. So spiritually, mentally, emotionally I always like to say it’s the yoga and steroids because you’re going in, you’re cleaning out what’s in the subconscious mind to help reframe those perceptions so that you see the world as a safe place.

That each other is one. I’m connected to you. You’re connected to me. We’re connected to all the viewers. Okay. And so it helps us to create that unity and that awareness, which is just amazing what we need right now.

Speaker 1: Is there anything else besides yoga that people who might be suffering through processing you?

Speaker 2: Yeah, there’s neurofeedback. There’s eft, emotional freedom technique cognitive behavioral therapies. There’s biofeedback, there’s a lot of various modalities that are naturally driven, of course, that can really. Okay. Yeah.

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Speaker 1: I found this very fascinating and I’m glad you were here to share that Of course, there are so many people going through Start Healing Trauma and dealing with it and that there are things that you can do. So where can we find your practice?

Speaker 2: So our pr, my practice is on Laskin Road. Okay. 1213 Laskin Road. We also have some Catalina yoga classes coming up. Oh, great. I just went through my K R I certification for that. Sundays at 10 to noon. Mondays from six to eight, and all this month we’re all dealing with. And we’re just gonna clear out our subconscious mind and get ourselves free and happy and joyful again.

Speaker 1: Gosh, that sounds refreshing actually. All right. Dr. Seal, thank you so much for being here.


Vitamin D

Dr. Erica Steele: Vitamin D has a lot of antiviral properties to help naturally stimulate your body’s natural ability to kill off different things that it’s being exposed to. And now with cough, cold, and flu season upon us, we really wanna make sure that Vitamin D Deficiencies is getting. It’s also important to take a lab level of your Vitamin D Deficiencies just to make sure you’re not over supplementing Vitamin D.

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You wanna shoot for between about 50 and 70 milligrams for your vitamin D in your lab panel. And so five drops typically is about 5,000 iu. And then if you have an immune system, challenge 10,000 IUs is accept. And we can find it in sources such as the liquid format. We can find it from the sun, as well as in food sources such as mushrooms.

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Your holistic doctor is able to take a lab panel for you of your Vitamin D and help advise you as if vitamin D three is good for you.


BPA and Phalates

Dr. Erica Steele: Nowadays it’s important to be mindful of the products that we use inside your body, on your body, and around your body. PBAs and Phalates are found in plastics, take out containers, and even canned food lining. We wanna make sure that we reduce PBAs and phalates because they, the toxic load affects the overall organ health and function.

Ways to reduce PBAs and Phalates are not to reheat your takeout containers. Reheating or heating any kind of plastics in the microwave can create leaching with BPA and Phthalates and phalates. Also, making sure all the PVC piping is PBA and ate free, not leaving your plastic water bottles in your car and drinking after them and ensuring that you have P VC or ate free.

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Bottles as well as canned foods is really important to reducing your overall intake of PB eights and BPA and Phthalates eights and phalates can affect the body’s toxic load in the system, which can lead to many different diseases overall. So as you reduce those within your environment, you reduce toxic loads within the body, leaving your body healthy, happy, and whole for years to come.


How autoimmunity develops in human body

Speaker 1: Welcome back. Millions of Americans suffer from Autoimmunity Develops and inflammation, and the number of cases is on the rise, but the causes of these chronic conditions are often misunderstood. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is here to assor it all out for us, so I’m so glad you’re here. Yeah. Welcome.

Speaker 2: Thank you for having me.

Speaker 1: Yes. Appreciate it. And I know a lot of people have issues where they’re tired all the time feeling down in the dumps or depressed and Yeah. They don’t know what to do about it and maybe they have GI issues. Yeah. And you’re saying a lot of this could be from Autoimmunity Develops.

Speaker 2: Yes, exactly. And I also find that a lot of times people, they’ll go to doctor after doctor, they’re very frustrated, they feel. Hopeless, all of those various emotions that come up with not feeling well, plus they’re not feeling well on top of that. A lot of times people don’t necessarily understand what the immune system does, what it does is it connects self from non self or rather separates out self from non self so the body will attack anything that’s. Non-self, like the environment, like heavy metals. Oh yeah. Chemicals, bacterias, viruses, any of those sorts of things, any pathogens that the body may be exposed to. And then over time what happens is the body begins to misfire almost like the body gets tired, if you will. And that’s why a lot of times people with autoimmune conditions have so much fatigue because their immune systems are running like nonstop to try to. These invaders.


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Speaker 1: So what types of Autoimmunity Develops are you speaking of? Like thyroid, things like that?

Speaker 2: Yeah, like Hashimotos thyroiditis has an autoimmune component to it. Lupus, Lyme disease, there’s so many different, there’s about 80 different autoimmune, I know autoimmune diseases with all sorts of different variations to them, but in essence, it’s just the body attacking itself.

Speaker 1: Ooh, yeah. And so why does this happen and how do you prevent it or.

Speaker 2: So a lot of times people are talking about the understanding of the microbiome, meaning the bacterias. So we went from a period of time where, our hygiene practices were not great. , then we went to like super clean with antibacterial everything. So what they’re saying in the scientific studies are that we’ve over cleaned ourselves. So we’re not being exposed as children to all of the various bacterias that help the body to, build a healthy immune system. The first thousand days of life is critical to the. Also too, a lot of people, they don’t think about perinatal care, meaning before they actually get pregnant, getting their bodies prepared for that. So then maybe they’re eating healthy, maybe they’re not. Maybe they’re have balanced nutrition, maybe they’re not.

Then they have children and then antibacterial. Chlorine on everything, and oh no. Yeah. And so what happens with that is that then the body doesn’t build up its immune system to be able to resist against, let’s say, different bacterias or viruses that it may be exposed to.

Speaker 1: So how do you know if you have an autoimmune disease?

Speaker 2: So we look at the immune system. . So we look at a CBC with differential, which is a blood work panel. . But then we’re also looking at various different immune system markers. So we’re looking at like your H S C R P, your inflammatory markers, cuz inflammation is just a response to something in the body.

So that’s a key indicator to let us know that there’s something underlying that’s going on. We can look at organic. Profiles in terms of your small intestines, how that’s doing. Cuz again, majority of your immune system is housed in your digestive system. We also look at the large intestines too. We can see bacterias, viruses, candida, yeast. Oh yeah. All different sorts of,

Speaker 1: They can all cause inflammation and, oh yeah. . So a lot of doctors I know don’t look at the full body approach. Yeah. Why is that important to do?

meetingSpeaker 2: It’s important to do because, every organ. To every other organ. It’s not okay, your liver’s over here, your GI system’s over here, you’re all one human being And so we wanna look at all the various components to be able to balance those. It’s all about finding balance. And when a person has an Autoimmunity Develops, that means that their body isn’t hyperdrive, they’re not in balance.

Speaker 1: Okay. I know you have some classes as well that talk. Stuff.  Tell us about that.

Speaker 2: Definitely. Every month we teach various classes. So we have classes coming up May 14th, May 19th, and May 25th. They’re all of our food for thought classes. They’re all relating to autoimmunity, inflammation, and we really understand why people pick themselves apart. Meaning like an autoimmune condition relate. To somebody, literally their bodies are fighting themselves.

Speaker 1: So from an emotional level, we look at criticism, self-worth, self-acceptance, self-appreciation, all relating to the GI system. Wow. Very good information there. You learn something new every day. Your contact information is on the screen. Yes. Dr. Steele, thank you so much for being here.

Speaker 2: Yes, thank you for having me.

Speaker 1: We appreciate it.

Speaker 2: Awesome.


Morning Healthy Breakfast Options

Speaker 1: A report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group or E W G found that several popular brands of cereal and oatmeal and granola and snack bars may con, may contain glyphosate. So that’s the same active ingredient found in the weed. Roundup. All right. Shock here. Dr. Eric Steele from Holistic Medi Family Medicine is in Virginia Beach, and she’s here to explain what this can mean for our children’s health. Okay, so when I heard that news, I was stunned. I’m like, round up what the weed killer is in my kids’ food. Yes. So what do we do as parents?


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Speaker 2: So I think, the most important thing is to stay educated. Okay. And be aware of what you’re actually putting in your body. And that’s universal, right? We shouldn’t be mindless. Just going in. I We just listen to a whole grocery store that’s all about that conscious awareness. A lot of people, especially families, are very busy. They don’t have time to read every single ingredient. That’s why I really promote more of a whole Healthy Breakfast, plant-based diet.

Where you know, if it doesn’t grow, in a tree or you can’t pick it, it doesn’t have vital force life energy in it, then you pretty much know most of those foods that, they found, they were foods that were in boxes, in bags, they were processed foods, so we already knew. You’re already knew intuitively. That those foods don’t necessarily have all the greatest things in them. But I think we just needed a little extra wake up call to say, wait a second, what are we doing to ourselves?

Speaker 1: How do we discover this? I look at, the packaging and how many sugars and added sugars and all of those things, cuz I know those are bad for us. Yeah. But like, how did we come upon upon this, that there was the same thing in Roundup?

HEALTHY BREAKFAST OPTIONSSpeaker 2: Yeah. I always say with, I have this funny analogy when I’m talking about, food. It’s kinda like a mul. Business in the front party in the back. Okay. So like in the front it’s, it’ll say heart, healthy, organic whatever.

But then you flip it over and you look at the ingredients. There’s a couple like literal rules of thumb. Healthy Breakfast One, you put your finger on, their thumb on there and if the ingredients list is longer than that, it’s not healthy. But I think just over time, with trying to help with the growth population, of all the people and trying to feed, they use the herbicides to be able to cut down on some of the weeds. And then now it’s just, Spun out of control. Now we have genetically modified foods. They were trying to replicate different seeds and things like that. I don’t think at the time, like they weren’t thinking, oh, this is gonna, this is some sinister plan, , was just, they were trying to really help with the ever-growing population. Okay. And feeding everyone.

Speaker 1: Okay. So how does it impact a child that’s exposed over a long period of time?

Speaker 2: So herbicides can affect neurological system, the hormonal system. So like focus, concentration, behavioral it also, heavy metals tend to combine with minerals in the body. So that can create all kinds of even aversions to food. Especially when like teens, they start to have, their period, their cycles and things like that.

It can throw that. It has a lot of long-term impacts, unfortunately, if it’s not caught and treated, and that’s why detoxification, even though now it’s a fad, it really has been something that’s been in holistic healthcare practice for, ages. Okay. Because of all the ever-growing toxicities that are in our environment, we wanna be mindful of, I’m not afraid of them. We just wanna be mindful of them so that we can decrease those out of our bodies.

oilSpeaker 1: In your personal opinion, do you think that this is connected to all of the issues that children are having today? You’re seeing, children that are very large or developed at a very early age. You’re seeing children with focus problems. Yeah. And do you think it’s somewhat related to this at all?

Speaker 2: I think environmental has a lot to do with the impacts. I think our Healthy Breakfast supply, I think what we’re eating. We’re eating more fast on the go. We’re not eating whole foods.

And it really puts a lot of stress on the liver. The liver has two main important jobs. You can’t live without a liver, right? And so it’s to metabolize all the nutrition that you’re eating, so your proteins, your fats, your carbohydrates, but also to eliminate toxins. So if the food that you’re eating.

That you’re supposed to be digesting is toxic, what do you think is gonna happen to the body? The metabolism is just gonna go through all kinds of havoc. Got it. And so the metabolism starts to slow because it doesn’t identify the food as food. Cuz it’s really not food. It’s junk. And and then the body can’t detoxify it properly.

Speaker 1: Okay. You have a wellness event too. Yes. Where you people can get more information, they can find out how they can feed their families properly. Tell us about it. Yes,

Speaker 2: definitely. We have three children’s Healthy Breakfast classes where we. Parents, moms and dads especially, how to really help their children and their children’s health.

So we always have about three or four dates. So we have September 15th at two 30, September 17th at five 30 and September 28th at 5:30 PM And again, all of our wellness classes are complimentary till the end of the year.

Speaker 1: Thank you so much, Dr. Steele, and check out those labels, parents out there.

Speaker 2: Please do.


Integrative Healthcare Provider

Dr Erica: Natural healthcareIntegrative Healthcare Services with your traditional healthcare team by offering support for you to stay well. Prevention is one of those ways. Prevention such as maintaining your. Fruits, your vegetables, your diet. Also helping with your mental and emotional state can help prevent diseases Overall.

Natural healthcare helps support and improve organ function such as the liver. When we support the nutrients on the liver, not only does it metabolize all of our nutrients well, Integrative Healthcare Services but it also detoxifies anything that’s not supposed to be in the body. Natural healthcare is designed to detoxify all of the environmental stressors that our bodies are being exposed.

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From the air, the food, the water, integrating natural as well as traditional Integrative Healthcare Services can allow for you to holistically maintain and optimize your health.

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