To check out the YouTube version go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XPsjC087TU
Thank you as always for listening!
Thanks for listening!
Follow this link for the study I reference about sugar suppressing your immune function: https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article-abstract/26/11/1180/4732762
This week I talk about my favorite ways to boost immunity and they include:
Vitamins A, D & C
Zinc and Magnesium
Good Sleep Hygiene & Great Stress Management practices
I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast episode and can implement some of these immune boosting nutrients and changing in lifestyle!
Stay well, Stay safe, Stay healthy.
7 KEYS TO OPTIMIZING YOUR KETO LIFESTYLE with Jessica Tye, NTP
1. Digestion is the FOUNDATION of health. If digestion is off you will not be able to heal, lose weight, balance hormones, sleep well, manage stress, etc. If the Nutri-Q tells you that you have digestion needs we have to start there first.
2. Drink HALF your body weight in water every single day – just water – you may add a squeeze of lemon or lime if you would like. If you drink diuretics like tea or coffee then you need to add that amount to your total water intake to make up for the diuretic effects. When you begin drinking the right amount of water for your body so many things can begin to resolve related to your health and weight.
3. Cut out ALL processed foods (snacks, pastas, breads, cereals, etc.) and sugars (agave, table sugar, coconut sugar, etc).
4. Be careful of including the following in your diet on any type of regular basis (I think all of these should be avoided completely by most everyone as they are the most reactive foods that I see across the board clinically): Soy, Corn, Sugar, Wheat (gluten) and Dairy (mostly in the form of milk – hard cheeses, butter, ghee and sometimes heavy cream can be okay for some people).
5. Eat 1-3 meals per day and do NOT snack. Snacking between meals keep your blood glucose high which will keep insulin elevated. Insulin is the “fat storage” hormone. It turns unused/unneeded ener- gy from food we are eating into fat and stores in on our bodies. To avoid this eat only when you are hungry and make that a MEAL.
6. Your meals should be nutrient dense whole foods containing higher healthy fats, moderate protein and low carbohydrates. Generally keeping your ratios to about 70-80% fat, 20-30% protein and 5-10% (or less) carbohydrates is what I recommend. Your carbs should come mostly in the form of green or cruciferous veggies and occasional fruit or root veggies. Track what you are eating on an app like My Fitness Pal or Carb Manager for a while to get an idea of how many of each macro you are eating.
By knowing what the ratios are you can play with them a bit based on how you are feeling and how your body is reacting. This will also help give me an idea of how to help you if you are able to share with me exactly what you are eating each day. DO NOT pay attention to the amount of calories these apps tell you to eat – they are always WAY low!
7. Know you BMR! This is the amount of calories that your body needs every day just to do your daily tasks and function your organs. If you eat less than what your body needs everyday you will lower your metabolic rate and your body will not only store body fat, but it will not let go of what you have regardless of how little you eat. Repeat after me; “Eating less will NOT help me weigh less. Eating nutrient dense food until I am satiated will give my body the signal that I have plenty and we do not need to hold onto extra stores of energy (body fat). I will NOT restrict calories and instead will work hard to give my body what it needs every day so that I can feel and look my best!”
To learn your BMR follow these instructions:
BMR/RMR – energy required to maintain body systems and control body temperature at rest (Harris-Benedict Equation) Males: BMR = 66.5 + (13.75 x weight/kg) + (5.0 x height/cm) – (6.76 x age/years)
Females: BMR = 655.1 + (9.56 x weight/kg) + (1.85 x height/cm) – (4.68 x age/years) Ex: 18 year old female weighs 55kg and is 175 cm tall
655.1+(525.8)+(323.75)-(84.24)=1420.41 (1420 calories)
Or follow the link below to:
But THEN you need to figure out your TER based on PALS...
(Total Energy Requirement) (Physical Activity Levels)
Little to no exercise: TER = BMR × 1.2
Light exercise (1–3 days per week): TER = BMR × 1.375
Moderate exercise (3–5 days per week): TER = BMR × 1.55
Heavy exercise (6–7 days per week): TER = BMR × 1.725
Very heavy exercise (twice per day, extra heavy workouts): TER = BMR × 1.9
Ex: Same 18 y/o female trains 6 days a week: TER= 1420 x 1.725 = 2449.5 calories per day
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Today's episode is a great interview with Dr. Anna Cabeca!
Dr. Anna’s Bio:
She is Emory University-trained and triple board-certified in gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine and anti-aging and regenerative medicine and is the author of best selling book “The Hormone Fix,” a diet and holistic lifestyle program for menopausal women and new release “Keto-Green 16” designed for improving energy, hormones, and rapid weight loss.
Dr. Cabeca has reached hundreds of thousands of women around the globe, inspiring them to reclaim their optimal health and realize they can journey through menopause and find more purpose and pleasure than they ever dreamed possible.
In addition to her regular speaking engagements, she’s lectured internationally, presented at seminars, written a bestselling book, and hosts her own podcast - Couch Talk. She’s also been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, The Huffington Post, Style, and has had multiple expert appearances on the Wellness Mama Podcast. Dr. Cabeca is the recipient of the Impact Award for Innovation from the 2018 Mindshare Summit. She also received the 2017 Alan P. Mintz Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine.
Keto Macro Calculator: www.dranna.com/ketocalc
Making Keto Work for Women Over 40 ebook: http://book.ketogreendiet.com/over-40?utm_medium=Podcast&utm_source=CYB&utm_campaign=KGBookLaunch
Today's Guest: Dr. Darlene A. Mayo is a neurosurgeon and a neuroscientist who helps high achievers reach peak performance of mind, body, and spirit, using unique techniques in neuroscience, so you can unlock your full potential. Through online coaching programs, workshops, and private consulting, she helps entrepreneurs and executives boost your business, revitalize your relationships, and elevate your energy.
Her books, How to Walk on Fire and Stop Spilling Your Soup transform lives daily by helping you maximize the function of your brain and body. Her highly anticipated next book, Keys to Your Breakthrough is expected to be released Spring 2020. Dr. Mayo’s influence reaches to global stages as a highly sought after speaker, and her interviews have been featured on Fox News, CBN, Inside Science, Thrive Global, and many other media outlets.
Dr. Mayo’s credentials include an undergraduate degree from Duke University, medical school and neurosurgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia, clinical and research fellowships at UCLA, Emory, Mayo Clinic, and the Atomic Energy Commission in Grenoble, France. She practiced as a neurosurgeon for 10 years and has conducted research in how to use neuroscience to maximize the function of the brain for the last 20 years. She is certified as an executive coach, holds a certification as an educator, and is an honored member of Dr. Caroline Leaf’s Integrated Mind Network.
She made the leap from traditional medical practice to consulting and coaching because she felt called to use her knowledge and talents to help you break free from the limits of your mind in addition to helping you heal the limits of your body. Since making that transition, she has been able to create a life of joy and freedom for herself and her family, and because of her experience, she is ideally positioned to help you do the same.
Connect with Dr. Mayo on facebook at https://m.me/drdarleneamayo
Thank you for listening! To sign up for Jessica's monthly wellness coaching visit; www.JessicaTye.com
xo Jessica Tye, NTP
About Jessica Stern-Enzi:
I have loved being in the kitchen for as long as I can remember. I come from a family of cooks and bakers and as an adult, I’d spend hours thinking of recipes I wanted to try or create, perusing cookbooks like they were novels and creating menus for friends and family. I have also been a follower of a whole foods, low sugar, mostly plant based, organic diet for most of my adult life. I was the one always nagging my family to watch their sugar intake and eat healthy, real foods.
That’s what made it so ironic to find out (completely unexpectedly) that I had type 1.5 diabetes, otherwise known as LADA, at the age of 43. I take care of myself better than most people I know and diabetes was the last thing on my radar. I now joke with my husband and say that a higher power must have grown sick of me worrying about what I ate so they made it simple and took away sugar and carbs.
How in the world would I ever eat and bake dessert again? This was one of the first thoughts I had. I played around with alternate flours before, never all that successfully, but now it was a necessity. So I dove head first into the kitchen and into low carb, no sugar baking and quickly discovered that I could still get my fix, I just had to learn how ingredients work and adapt!
I learned about the ketogenic diet and how dessert could still be a part of it. I was aware of gluten free and vegan bakeries in Cincinnati, but none that specialize in low carb. I knew there was a hole that I needed to fill.
So, Beyond Grain Bakery was born. My hope is that those, like me, who love dessert but have restrictions, can still find satisfaction, and even those who don’t have medically necessary dietary restrictions, but rather choose to follow certain lifestyles, can enjoy these healthier options. Everyone deserves a quality baked good!
Thank you so much for listening!
xo Jessica Tye
Today's episode is based on a Listener email. Sonia wrote:
"Hi Jessica! I’ve been following you for a while, and i’ve basically listened to every single one of your podcasts and I absolutely love everything that you are sharing. I currently find myself in a confused and upsetting situation. I’ve been eating organic my entire life in Romania and UK, but with no discipline whatsoever, i’d eat cake with a salad and i thought i was doing fine just cause it was all organic and homemade. I did this until i was 17, which is when i took a blood test and saw that my total cholesterol was 240; this is when I decided I need to take better care of my diet. My cholesterol did not drop ever since, but this is probably because all my family has high cholesterol and also because I’m generally a stressed person. I tried all sorts of diets until last year when i became keto. I’ve been keto ever since, with some casual carb cycling. I even introduced meat into my diet because I really wanted to see the best results possible, and I’ve basically been a pescatarian my entire life since I always hated the taste of meat (not anymore, I found some that I like now). I also started drinking bone broth after I listened to one of your podcasts. I used to do intermittent fasting for like 24 hrs daily (sometimes even longer); but I stopped for 2 months now since I read that it can really mess with female hormones and even digestion, so I got scared. I work out daily, I’ve been doing this since I was 12. In terms of supplements, I used to take probiotics (>20 billion cultures) and digestive enzymes everyday for the past 2 years, but my doctor said that is way too much and I should stop, which i did about 2 months ago. I felt great when I started this lifestyle, but after a while my digestion system started feeling worse and worse. I now get bloating and gas all the time and have unbearable abdominal pain, so I was basically diagnosed with IBS and the doctors put me on a low fodmap diet, (I still eat fats and most of the things I used to eat on keto, I just avoid some veggies and fruits now more than I did before so this step was no biggie for me). My total cholesterol is now 300; out of which the LDL is 200 and HDL 100. My VLDL is 9 mg/dl, triglycerides are 47 mg/dl with T3 0.67 and T4 7.19. My GH was rather low but i’m not sure if they did the tests correctly 1.48 ng/ml. All markers (I tested way more things from my blood) seem in place (according to the hospital’s guidelines) apart from cholesterol and my digestion which is getting under control with fodmap diet, as in it’s not getting worse, but i still don’t feel like my digestion is normal. My digestion is really slow - i went to do an abdominal ultrasound and what i saw was that even though i stopped eating 6 hours before the ultrasound my food did not even pass through my stomach during this time. I’ve also gained 10 pounds in the last year, which I cannot seem to get rid off. No matter if I do caloric deficit (I usually eat 2000 kcal, so I would go for 1600 kcal), fast for days, drink plenty of water or no water at all, before or after sauna, I even did a series of hyrdocolon therapy for cleansing and still nothing seems to move the scale AT ALL. So frustrating. I observed that if i stop eating salt I’m not as puffy, but still no change on the scale. Other symptoms i’ve had to deal with include major hair loss and thinning, generally high blood pressure (many times i measure sitting down and i’m at 90-100 beats per minute when i stressed about sth and i can easily pass 200 when running). I’ve been battling depression in summer, but i feel better now. I’ve been doing nothing this whole year apart from sitting at home and reading about this and watching videos and podcasts and gathering information from as many books and sources as i can just to try to fix myself, but I seem to get nowhere and I don’t know what to do anymore. I went from eating every meal at restaurants, to cooking everything at home for almost every meal. I virtually spend all my money on doctors appointments and blood tests and supplements and organic grass fed not farmed food, and all I wish for is to get well (thing which I would have never ever thought I would end up wishing at only 23 yrs old). I know you always talk about digestion being the key starter point, and I feel like throughout my journey I’ve somehow ruined/unbalanced it, and I was wondering if you have any advice for me. Sorry for the lengthy message, and thanks so much if you read the whole thing. I am a really big fan!"
Additional info on Cholesterol: https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/cholesterol-basics
Previous Keto Lifestyle episodes diving deeper into cholesterol:
Episode# 79, Episode# 74, Episode# 59, Episode# 31 & Episode# 5.
Hypothyroidism signs and symptoms may include:
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Dry skin
- Weight gain
- Puffy face
- Muscle weakness
- Elevated blood cholesterol level
- Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
- Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
- Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
- Thinning hair
- Slowed heart rate
- Impaired memory
- Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
Ways to help improve thyroid function could include:
1. Improve digestion starting with HCL supplementation - work with a qualified professional to help step you through the proper way to do this using supplements
2. Improve fat assimilation using supplementation - bile and other digestive enzymes
3. Infrared Sauna use
4. Castor Oil Pack usage - I love this one: Queen of the Thrones
5. Coffee Enemas
6. Drinking Bone Broth Daily - at least 1-2 mugs per day to help repair the gut lining
7. Focus on sleep - get 7-9hrs of good quality sleep every single night
8. Movement - 20 minutes of walking every day
9. Avoid inflammatory foods as much as possible: corn, soy, gluten(wheat), dairy and sugar
10. Reduce your carb intake and up your healthy fat intake (as long as you are also working on being able to digest those fats!)
Thank you for listening!
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Let's talk HEART HEALTH. What better month (or week to do it for that matter!) than this one?
My expert guest today is Dr. Stephen Hussey MS, DC - Chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner.
He attained both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR. He is a health coach, speaker, and the author of two books on health; The Health Evolution: Why Understanding Evolution is the Key to Vibrant Health and The Heart: Our Most Medically Misunderstood Organ. Dr. Hussey guides clients from around the world back to health by using the latest research and health attaining strategies. In his down time he likes to be outdoors, playing sports, reading, writing, and spending time with his wife and their pets.
Learn more about Dr. Hussey here: https://www.resourceyourhealth.com/
Follow him on Instagram @drstephenhussey
Thank you for listening and I hope to see you soon!