Everything in the body is connected. It's a simple, yet complex concept to wrap your head around, but once you do, you will be able to have a better understanding of how your body functions. In this episode, you will see how your gut gets intertwined with the interconnection of your body.
THE UNDERLYING ISSUE OF DISEASE
Don’t be so quick to look for pharmaceuticals to help ‘fix’ an ailment going on in your body. Yes, some prescriptions out there can be game changers for people, but the majority of them are not! For me, I love getting to the source of what is going on in the body.
A pill might be able to fix your issue short term, but it doesn’t actually fix it for lifelong results. I want you to feel your best every day, so if your body needs some supplementation support, I am all for that as long as you are working on fixing and healing the underlying issue: your gut.
Here are a few conditions that I have found through my research that relate...
I am so excited for you to tune into this episode because I have my dear friend Jessica McCleskey Hood Mahle with me! Jessica is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Body Mind Coach, Yoga Instructor, a Moon Mother and founder of Love Your Body Like A Goddess.
Jessica helps women find their freedom by guiding them into sacred sparking bodies of love and lives of magic via the way of their goddess and womb wisdom.
Her technique begins by connecting the foods we eat with why we eat them. She begins by breaking “food” up into two categories: primary foods vs. secondary foods.
PRIMARY FOODS are the foods you don’t eat. Those can consist of relationships, careers, exercise, your home environment and so on.
SECONDARY FOODS are the actual food you eat but can also include medication, wine, cigarettes, etc.
By focusing on the primary foods, this allows individuals to stop obsessing over what they are actually eating and can begin the healing...
1. TASTE EVERYTHING. EAT NOTHING.
Now don't take this literally... but try everything and then only eat the things you absolutely love. Except maybe the gluten If you currently are gluten-free, keep in mind that eating gluten even at just one meal can take months to completely get out of your body. I always recommend bringing a gluten-free option for everyone to enjoy!
Thanksgiving Trick: Don't tell anyone that it is a gluten-free dish and see if they notice! They might find that they like the gluten-free option better! #sneakysneakymama (DM me on Instagram and let me know if it worked!)
2. DON'T BINGE
It's never worth it and it makes you feel like a cornucopia! Eat until you are no longer hungry and stop before you are full. One of the best things about holiday meals are the leftovers so don't over do it in one meal - save plenty for leftovers for the family to enjoy for the next couple of days.
3. ENJOY YOUR FOOD
Meaning chew your food s l o w l y...
The topic of collagen has been buzzing around, especially in the anti-aging world. I wanted to answer a lot of your questions and separate truth from fiction when it comes to collagen + your body!
WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is the protein that forms the connective tissue throughout your body (a.k.a. FASCIA).
Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but as we enter our late 20s and early 30s, the natural collagen production begins to slow and eventually decline. This is when visible signs of aging come to the surface such as fine lines and wrinkles.
As we age, it becomes increasingly important to replenish the collagen in our bodies because collagen can help strengthen our bones, fights away signs of aging and builds better fascia that acts as a web around and through our muscles and organs, can even help keep our bones strong and much more!
HOW CAN I ADD COLLAGEN INTO MY DIET?
Collagen is naturally found in many foods and can easily be incorporated...
Detoxing is so important because it helps eliminate and prevent inflammation and disease in your body. While there are many ways to detox, one effective and inexpensive way I recommend is dry brushing. In this episode, I am going to share with you all things dry brushing starting with why it's important and ending with how to dry brush.
WHAT IS YOUR LYMPHATIC SYSTEM AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
"The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body." - livescience.com
Your lymphatic system is part of your immune system and consists of a network of vessels that branch through all parts of your body circulating important bodily fluid to defend against infection.
WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE MY LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?
This episode is all about bringing awareness around the importance of kids nutrition. I encourage you to be open-minded as bring up topics that I feel don't get talked about enough (many I'd like to dive into deeper in the future). We all want the best for our children, and bringing awareness of how that plays out nutritionally is extremely important.
Knowledge is power - take away what you can implement in your life and start helping your kids live a healthier life today.
I take you through how your nutrition before getting pregnant, during pregnancy, while breastfeeding and so on can dramatically impact the way your children feel, behave and their health. In today's society, we have become too comfortable with relying on processed foods to feed ourselves and our family's.
It is never too late to start implementing healthier habits because it can make a huge impact both NOW and for our children's...
I share some simple tips and basic knowledge on how to minimize inflammation in your body and how inflammation is affecting the way your body functions.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Erica: Inflammation plays a big role in how your body functions, so I challenge you to think of your body as a whole. This is something that I address in my Core Rehab Program, specifically when we talk about bloating of the belly. At the root of it, a lot of diseases is caused by inflammation, and inflammation is caused by the bad foods that we eat and stress. We can eat the healthiest that we can, but if we are stressed on so high for so long, it can affect the way the body processes as it is in a fight or flight state all the time.
The gut is a big factor when talking about inflammation because that...
Do you ever have that gut feeling? Not your intuition, but the one where you feel backed up, bloated and your stomach aches? You don't have to live like that!! Gut function is so important for the overall health of your body. There is a big correlation between your gut function and your brain function. And I can't skip a podcast without talking about fascia! Yes, that's right!! There is even fascia in your gut that effects the way your body feels. If you have a sluggish gut, try introducing some of these healthy tips to your gut and see how it feels. Remember to always listen to your body, what is it telling you?
HEALTHY GUT HACKS
Hydration is key for optimal gut function. Over half of our body is made up of water!! If you are dehydrated, your gut isn't hydrated enough to keep things moving.
Try to start incorporating green juices into your daily routine! They are great to keep your digestive system moving and help keep you...
I am so thrilled to have you with me on the podcast because we are going to dive right in and talk about gluten! I have two members from my team with me in this episode, Melissa and Shelby, who are going to share with you their gluten stories.
Many people don’t realize that when they eat gluten, they are not just eating wheat. The wheat fields in the U.S. are sprayed with Roundup to help dry out the wheat field to produce a bigger crop. The issue lies with the chemicals on the wheat that we end up ingesting. These chemicals act as toxins and can manifest itself in many ways throughout our digestive system. All three of us share with you our story of how gluten has impacted our lives.
Are you ready to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally? Not sure where to start? No worries!! We give you valuable tips, recipes and a shopping list to jumpstart your...
1. CELERY JUICE
Juice your celery juice with my favorite juicer the Hurom HP Slow Juicer (super easy to use and clean!).
2. BONE BROTH
Kettle and Fire is one of my favorites!
3. GRASS FED BUTTER
4. BULLETPROOF COFFEE
Fresh brew the coffee, then blend with butter and brain octane for 60 seconds (I use a handheld blender) then add collagen and mix briefly. Enjoy!
My daily routine always consists of adrenal and thyroid supplemental support, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Methylated Vitamin B12.
Click here for the link to recommended supplements.
Always consult with your physician before taking any supplements.
Great for keeping your digestion moving and grooving! You can make your own, here's a great resource, or find at most grocery stores.
8. CAMOMILE TEA
Drink about 30 minutes before heading to bed! I enjoy ...