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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.

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.

Holistic Health Journey Healthy Foods

Dr. Erica Steele – Many people look to extreme diets to help them with their nutrition. Extreme diets can be extremely harmful as you shock the body from one extreme diet to another. If you just started to eat. Only meat in your diet versus having any of the fiber from the fruit and the vegetables, your body can go into shock and therefore damage the digestive system.

So it’s important to choose a healthy lifestyle with your eating, eating enough calories, as well as managing your sensations of being full and hungry, and even managing your emotional triggers and getting to know those emotional triggers is key to having a long lasting healthy diet. Emotions such as boredom, frustration.

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Anger can trigger your unhealthy eating habits. Alternatives to extreme dieting include more of a lifestyle of eating healthy. That includes not skipping meals, making sure that you’re getting an adequate amount of calories in your day, managing your emotional triggers around food. As well as balancing your proteins, your fats, and your carbohydrates can all be really helpful when you’re learning to incorporate a healthy lifestyle of eating.

Incorporating Holistic Health in Children’s Life

Speaker 1: What does it mean to live holistically, and how can you get your whole family involved? For answers, we turn to Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice. Dr. Erica, how are you doing?

Speaker 2: Hello April. I’m doing so well. Thanks for asking.

Speaker 1: Good. Alright, so what exactly is a holistic lifestyle? How do you define that?

Speaker 2: Yeah, so holistic is everything, right? It’s body, it’s mind, it’s spirit, right? It’s the environment. It’s how we feel about our work, our relationships, our mental, our emotional or spiritual connections. And even looking at the ancestry, which is a little bit of what we’re talking about. Okay, so what Can parents get their children hooked on, living a holistic life?

Yeah, so children are very intelligent. I think a lot of times we don’t take into consideration that they’re watching everything that we’re doing, and they are just taking in information moment by moment and really studying us. So I think the biggest thing is if parents model certain behaviors, right?

I have a. She’s an adult now. But I modeled all of those behaviors as she was growing up. So we talked about our food, we talked about nutrition, we talked about emotions. We really talked about meditation and yoga. E even if she didn’t do it per se, at least as an adult, at least when we were growing up, she was exposed to all of that, and my parents did the same. So I was very, And

Speaker 1: That’s cool too because, when she gets stressed out, she knows she has a go-to that she can use. So why do you need to do it early, when the kids are young?

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Speaker 2: Because they don’t, they’re impressionable obviously, especially before they get into school and they’re getting influences from their friends and. The school system, et cetera. And so really putting those foundations in place early is really important because that subconscious mind develops between zero and eight years old. So all those memories and all those experiences and perceptions are all based around what they’re exposed to when they’re in that zero to eight year old. Okay.

Speaker 1: I can’t imagine sitting a two year old down and saying, okay, now listen, Johnny, we’re gonna be. Holistic and so like how do you introduce it to your kids? Is it more of an action type of thing? And you, you do what I do.

Speaker 2: Yeah, it’s totally action. So like even with my two year olds that I treat in my practice, right? So when, let’s say I have to listen to their lungs or their heart or whatever, I actually model that breath. Okay, go ahead and take a deep breath. And then I take it in and then hold it. And then, so really I’m showing them and they do it. They, I have a three-year-old, he was a three-year-old who would talk about his emotions.

He’d be like, I’m so frustrated, Dr. Steele, and so I’d say, oh, you’re frustrated, and why are you. Frustrated because I can’t play with my toy, okay, I understand. And what are you gonna do with that frustration? So we can really guide them through the process. Especially helping them to put that language and that communication to how they’re feeling.

Especially cuz a lot of times they don’t know. They don’t know what they’re, yeah.

Speaker 1: I know that three years old sounds precocious. Okay. I know that you have an online course. Can you tell us about it?

Speaker 2: Yeah, we do. So I really developed an online crash course for people that wanna be holistic, right? Because there’s a lot of buzz around being holistic and people don’t really always know about what it means to be holistic. So I’ve developed it’s a, about a six to nine month course, and it just goes over from beginning to end, practical tips, tools, things that people can implement every single day so that they can take that into their lives and then teach their kid.

Speaker 1: All right, Dr. Erica Steele, thank you so much for being with us today, and I love the hat.

Speaker 2: Oh, thank you . Take care. All right.

Why men’s health is important

Speaker 1: Beautiful view of the beach. Ladies, many of us worry about the health of our men’s in our, the men in our lives, but how do you get them to see the doctor without being invasive or even nagging? Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is here with Summit Advice. Hey, Dr. Steele. How you doing?

Speaker 2: Hello? I’m doing well.

Speaker 1: The nagging effort doesn’t always work. And I know I do it and I’m sure there are women out there into it. And I think we don’t even realize that we’re nagging.

Speaker 2: We just say the same cuz it’s important to us, we’re passionate about it, so we’re just continuously on and on. And they perceive it as nagging.

Speaker 1: Got it. So what is another method of communication that will get your husband or your man and your life to the doctor?

Speaker 2: So I find that masculine men, which majority of the men that typically don’t go to the doctor, right? More of the masculine men, they really they wanna make us happy.

Okay? And coming from our emotional state I’m worried about this, or I’m concerned about this, or I have a fear about this, would you mind giving them the power? Position in that and ultimately giving them the choice. Okay.

Speaker 1: Give them the power. So you’re doing a little mind game. Okay, got that.

Speaker 2: Yeah! It’s not manipulation, ,

Speaker 1: that’s not with questions. Okay, so what are, what is being missed from men who decide not to go to the doctor? What are some of the things. That, could happen to them. Yeah. Because they just wait till the last minute to go.

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Speaker 2: I think common metabolic health concerns, so like hypertension, hyperlipidemia, which is high cholesterol, obviously if they’re overweight, they realize that, but typically these other contributing lifestyle factors, so they’re not drinking enough water, they’re eating too high fat of food.

Those sorts of things. And what that is, it’s almost. Rocket fuel to whatever genetic predisposition that they have, right? Which unfortunately, sometimes that’s why men don’t go to the doctor because they’re so afraid. I’ve had many male patients come to the office I don’t wanna end up like my dad.

My, my grandfather, they all died young. I really wanna get on top of this, but that’s not the norm. Most, some men tend to avoid repressed. I got it and not deal with that. I got it.

Speaker 1: So what are some of the symptoms that you need to be looking out for that may be related to health issues?

Speaker 2: Yeah, so chronic headaches, a headache is not normal. Okay. That’s a classic sign of dehydration. Naturally, if you’re sluggish, energy lost, you have to kind of power through things. You’re fatigued, you’re not sleeping well. These are all really precursors to let you know that you know there’s something going on. If you just don’t feel a hundred percent revive, refreshed, and. And naturally, physically you’re not able to do is what you normally would’ve done.

Speaker 1: Got it. So when you’re dealing with a health issue, are there some factors that men should be mindful of as they age?

Speaker 2: Naturally what I just mentioned in terms of all the metabolic health conditions, we talked, you guys spoke with the other doctor from the urology perspective, prostate and inflammatory processes around the prostate, the bladder, those sorts of things increased Ur. All of those are definitely things to pay attention to and be really mindful of.

Speaker 1: So when you have that woman going in the your office with their man Yeah. What is the dialogue like, and then what are some of the happy stories that you know you’ve had because he’s decided.

Speaker 2: So I think some of the dynamic that I’ve seen is the wives are angry and they’re afraid. Okay. That’s really because they’ve been trying and trying enforcing. Their husbands, or significant other has now generated a health condition and now they’re scared that they may lose them. Oh. So that’s some dynamic, but recognizing for the woman, like it’s ultimately their choice, and you’re not making the choice for them, but you’re supporting them in the choice, and you’re communicating from a place of your concern. Okay. Because if you don’t communicate from that, then they really don’t get the importance of it.

Speaker 1: And the men, how are they when they come in?

Speaker 2: I think sometimes a little shell shocked. They. Do. They wanna make happy. Sometimes they don’t know how. They’re overwhelmed. We as women sometimes get overwhelmed with our health. When you’ve been doing a certain habit for 40 something plus years. Yeah. And you’ve got, this big elephant in the room and you need to deal with it. It’s like, where do I start? What do I do? And that’s one of the things that I really. Specialize in my practices, creating step by step approaches. We’re not gonna do everything overnight. It’s, we’re gonna focus on our water and our stress. We do it incrementally so it builds over time,

Speaker 1: so it’s not overwhelming. Yeah. Okay. So I understand you have some classes that are coming up too. Tell me about them.

Speaker 2: So we have three classes. So this one’s all about dad’s and dad’s health. Obviously in alignment with. Day. So we’re really looking at, helping, encouraging dad to stay conscious with his health. This is the perfect opportunity to passively bring either your father or your husband significant other to that class, cuz we’re all gonna be talking about mental health and we’ll also be doing a meditation in this class.

Speaker 1: Wonderful. And those are the dates for it. And then how do we make an appointment with you?

Speaker 2: We can, I have a scheduler, which is awesome. So you just call our office (757) 685-4325. Nine to nine is when our schedulers open and they schedule. We do a 15 minute complimentary wellness appointments.

Speaker 1: Wonderful. Thank you so much, Dr. Steele. It’s always a pleasure when you come. Yes, sure.

Mommy makeover non invasive

Speaker 1: they say when mom’s not happy, no one is happy. And that’s true, but women can often neglect themselves, especially with self-care, especially right after having a baby. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is here with some advice on how to help new moms and how they can maintain a healthy style.

How are you? Thanks. I’m doing so well, thanks for tease us a little bit about what we’re doing and Christine. Nice here.

Speaker 2: Relaxing. I, she’s, yeah. And she’s a perfect model because she has children herself. . We’re gonna be talking about body contouring because a lot of times when women have babies, it’s a big process.

Yeah. When a woman has a baby. When you have children, I have a daughter. And so our bodies go through so much and muffin top, the little mommy, pooch, belly, really little kangaroo situation. And what do you do? Like you love your kids, but you also love your body too. I. Go ahead.

I, no, sorry. I look at my 15 year old and she’s got like an amazing body and I’m thinking that’s where my body went. That’s where it went.

Speaker 1: That’s where, yeah. But you also have to remember, especially new moms, it took you 10 months or nine. To build that body. And so give yourself time to, get it back.

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Yeah. So tell me about this alternative and what does it do?

Speaker 2: Yeah, so it uses radio frequency, uhhuh, . We use the in mode body contouring device. Okay. So it’s totally natural, which I love, obviously. Yeah. And so it actually offers a detoxification component to it. Oh. Because it uses the radio frequency in suction and actually vibrates the fat cells underneath and actually gets rid of ’em, which is pretty amazing.

Speaker 1: Oh. Can you show us how it works? For sure. I’d love to. And tell us about some of the things that it.

Speaker 2: So that’s it. Skin tightens. Really helps with any fine lines. Also wrinkles, like the sagging too. , we have one patient of ours who just had twins, and the little saggy belly from that.
Amazing the results, even after one treatment, which is pretty amazing and it doesn’t hurt or anything. Doesn’t hurt at all. It does warm up a little bit, so it heats, but it’s very variable. It’s still different from other treatments.

Speaker 1: I can see her skin turns a little bit red. Yes. In a place where you apply, but then it goes away instantly. Exactly, yes. Okay. So what are some of the other things in addition to this that, that moms can be doing to focus on themselves a little bit?

Speaker 2: Obviously taking 15 minutes, I’m like a big proponent of that 15 minute a day. For sure. Okay. Be making sure that like they start the day with just a gentle relaxation is so important, especially with like our mommies.

Little babies and things like that and putting everyone on a schedule. Okay. Children love schedules.

Speaker 1: Now I’m looking at that machine. There is the same machine that’s going on her stomach.

Speaker 2: Yes, exactly. Yes. That’s SGE are my clinical assistant and she’s doing it in our office.

Speaker 1: And how does it change from the back of the leg to the stomach? Same process. Same thing.

Speaker 2: Same process. Exactly. And usually we use a little wand initially to heat up and warm. The body before we actually do it. That’s so funny. When you said wand, I said a little wine. I was like, oh. So just, okay. You’re like, that’s what we do. I know. That sounds great. Exactly. Said wand. Okay.

Speaker 1: Yeah, a little w Yeah. And so how many sessions do you need to have before you start seeing the results?

Speaker 2: So usually a couple sessions, like one or two really, works well. And then naturally, because I. Sick doctor. I really educate people. Sit down and do a consult with them and find out what their diet is find out what their nutrition looks like, in terms of what they’re eating and making sure that they’re getting everything that they need.

Because if you don’t have a healthy diet, you’re not drinking enough water, you are not, you don’t have to exercise a lot actually when you have your diet and nutrition in order. You really don’t have to kill yourself in the gym, which is nice because a lot of moms, they have fatigue because they’re running around after little ones.

Speaker 1: What is the biggest. Stake, I think that new moms make that. You think that they make? I

Speaker 2: think a lot of body shaming and self shaming. , like not giving themselves that time. lot of the stuff I work with is a lot of mental and emotional stuff. It’s like accepting and forgiving yourself.

Okay, you just went through a big process. And it is, like you said, it’s gonna take some time. It took 10 months to get there. It’s gonna take some time. Not as much. Usually they. For every year, you’ve been out of balance. It takes a month. Okay. So

Speaker 1: yeah. Okay. And stop looking at Instagram and Facebook, please. All these celebrities who have all of this team that’s cooking them, they do. Exactly. And then they bounce back in six weeks. So don’t compare yourself to that.

Speaker 2: And they go on really crazy restrictive diets, right? So you can lose all of that if you’re on a super restrictive diet, but that’s really not healthy for long term. Okay.

Speaker 1: And I know you have an event that you wanna talk about. Tell a really great.

Speaker 2: So February 20th, we have a big launch sales event. We are really excited that people from NMO are flying in. It’s gonna be a really incredible event. And also we offer 20% off at that event. So wonderful. It’s very cool.

February 20th, five 30 to seven 30, we’ll have food from Clean Eat. We’ll have some scout and cellar wine, so if you wanna stop by it’ll be yummy. Clean wine too, which is really cool.

Speaker 1: And do you need to make a reservation or no?

Speaker 2: Yeah, RSVP would be helpful. You can either call our office or go to our website and register.

Speaker 1: Okay. Thank you so much, Dr. Erica. And there’s the information where you can get in touch with her. Thank you, Christina, for lying there so nicely.

Weight loss without trying

Dr. Steele: Time now for another Wellness Minute with Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach. Every year people choose to lose weight, to be able to feel great and maintain their health. But however, a lot of times people will choose quick fix and fads to be able to help maintain their weight.

Having a hot high protein diet, maintaining low fats are key in making necessary dietary changes. Protein helps you to repair and heal fats. You wanna keep nice and low, even healthy fats, ensuring that you drink adequate amounts of water, at least a gallon a day. Flush and detoxify the body, as well as moving your body a minimum of 30 minutes a day, both with strength training as well as cardio.

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If you drop the quick fads and the quick fix solutions, you can be able to maintain your weight and help your body stay well and healthy for a long time. Also, mindset is incredibly important to stay motivated throughout the process because health is built deliberately, consistently over a long period of.

Kundalini Yoga for Beginners

Speaker 1: We all know yoga is really good for your mind and muscles, but what about your nervous system? Kundalini Yoga focuses on resetting your body’s energy. And Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is here to show us some moves. And you brought some folks with I know I did. I did. So you brought Drew Arun and.

Speaker 2: Yeah, some of my fellow kini teacher.

Speaker 1: Okay. So tell me a little bit about this. I’d never heard of this type of yoga.

Speaker 2: Yeah. Kini is so different than traditional half of yoga. Okay. And the reason why? Because it’s more of a technology. Oh. So it’s a technology that you can use for life.
So let’s say if you’re angry for some reason. Okay. I get, I don’t know, a couple we’ll get, yeah, exactly. There’s specific creas meditations, pros, which are breath work that specifically target. Those particular unhealthy emotions that are trapped in our subconscious minds.

Speaker 1: Wow. So can you do it anywhere? Anywhere, everywhere. So like at the office, if I get mad at doing, oh my gosh, I could, I’m Kundalini right now. I close my door and breath of fire. Yeah, exactly. All the time. Tired. Yeah. Which we’ll do today. I was gonna say that and sound good though. It’s totally good. Okay, cool. Brings blood. Flow to your brain, opens up your lungs, and also helps that solar plexus. So your personal power, self-love, self-worth, self-appreciation. Now, how is this different from Hot yoga or some of

Speaker 2: the other types? Yeah, so there’s no hot Okay. In component, I other than the heat that you’re generating from your breath, right? I find it’s a little more of a adjust. Stick practice, meaning it’s a lot more vigorous in terms of just the breathing and the pro, it really moves a lot of energy.

Okay. So people, a lot of times they’ll move stuck emotions that they have, very easily and effortlessly, which is awesome. How long have you been doing it? So I actually, believe it or not, my first time doing Kline Yoga was the first day of my teacher training. Oh wow. Yeah. Yeah. In fact, Drew’s wife Kelly called me and said, oh my gosh, you’ve gotta try this.

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Speaker 2: And I was like, okay. So I showed up and I’ve been just hooked ever since. It’s amazing. Okay. It moves things so fast. Really? It could have been stuck for years.

Speaker 1: Oh my gosh. I can’t wait. Okay. Know. So tell me’s a fire

Speaker 2: breath. The fire my go. We’re gonna do, yeah. So breath of fire, the way that it works is all we’re gonna do is just in and out. So like a dog pant, right? Okay. But your mouth is gonna be closed, so you’re gonna.

Speaker 1: Oh, that’s what I do. When little kids do that. When they get mad.

Speaker 2: Exactly. And then what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna do ego eradicate. Okay? So we’re gonna close our fists. We’re gonna go bring ourselves up to a 90 degree, 60, excuse me, 60 degree angle. The one thing too is we’re gonna tune in really quick, so we wanna always tune in. Guru Dave Namo. So that’s just tunes into the golden. Okay. Of all the other teachers before us that came, including Yogi Bud. Okay, so if we cue the music now we’ve tuned in. We’re tuned in. So now let’s go ahead and breath of fire. Okay. So for about a minute. So

Speaker 2: keep going. , you. All right. Big inhale. Go ahead and tap your thumbs together. Open up your palms. And

Speaker 1: there we go. Not good if you have a little

Speaker 2: sinus going on there. Not really, but it could clear you. Okay, but you notice all the energy comes up to your head, you feel more energized. It also helps your lungs. ELE is really cool because it actually balances the nervous system so it balances those hemispheres in the brain.

Speaker 2: Okay. So a lot of the different techniques have a lot of angles. So you notice we did that 60 degree angle, for instance. Yeah. There’s a lot of different postures that have various angles and. Unfortunately, science hasn’t quite gotten caught up. To all of the amazing benefits of this.

Speaker 1: So are you seeing your patients have a major difference coming? Oh my gosh. The differences.

Speaker 2: So people that have had things that have been stuck for years are talking about what? Anger from childhood? Or difficulty with somebody passing away or. Lack of forgiveness of self for others or any kind of stagnated emotion. We haven’t reached the place where we really understand the effects of emotion on our health.

We’re just now reaching that pinnacle where we understand things like cancers, for instance. They develop as a result of long-term anger, hatred, resentment, right? That have been. Exactly that have been internalized. So this is a great tool and technique that anybody can use to just cut these things and transform them right at the source.

Speaker 1: Okay. Now, for people who, are religious out there, is this a religion or is this so something? No, absolutely. Okay. Yeah. Okay. Yeah it’s really a technology. Like I said, it’s a tool And you have a special We do. Okay.

Speaker 2: Exactly. And in fact, you can. Kini Yoga. I don’t know if it came on this screen. You could text Kini yoga. Yeah. And then Mondays usually every Monday at Reiki Wellness and Meditation Center. So separate from my practice. Cuz we don’t have the space there, but I actually teach kini yoga classes. What, and this month we were talking all about personal power. Self-love, self-worth, self-acceptance. So

Speaker 1: Wow. I’m gonna put on my little white outfit. I know. Now you’ve got Exactly. And there’s more information on how you can get in touch with Dr. Steele. Thank you guys so much. I didn’t get a chance to talk to you, but I watched your moves and you’re doing really great. Thank you.

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