“My body had grown a benign tumor. I had been reading Deepak Chopra’s ‘Quantum Healing’ about healing our bodies with our minds. When my doctor advised removal, I said, ‘Do you mind if I try to get rid of it with my mind?’. I went home and visualized scrubbing it away. In two weeks of doing that, the tumor shrunk by half. My doctor wigged out. That experience taught me what the mind-body connection is all about.”
There is no denying that science has made remarkable strides in helping us understand our bodies’ inner workings. However, despite this wealth of knowledge, we still struggle to grasp the complete picture of our health and wellness.
Missing pieces in our current healthcare system cannot be resolved by scientific knowledge, integrative functional medicine, and energy work alone. Enter medical intuition, which bridges the gap between science, heart, and soul.
"This should be a fundamental business lesson for everyone; No matter what people say to you or promise you when they tell you not to bring a lawyer to a contract signing, don't listen. I made that mistake, and it cost me everything. It represented my lack of self-confidence in doing this on my own and my lack of self-love and boundaries.”
Controversy is brewing in the medical industry, and it’s time we pay attention. Finally, the lies and misinformation perpetuated by the so-called "medicinal matrix" are being exposed, thanks to the bravery of a few medical professionals speaking out.
Gutsy Health Podcast is honored to welcome our guest, Dr. Jess Peatross, a former hospitalist and internal medicine physician turned certified Gerson practitioner and functional medicine expert.
Frustrated with the modern medical industry's reliance on drugs, Dr. Jess Peatross sought alternative solutions to help her...
"Tristan's death taught me my power. But my illness taught me to be gentle and submissive to what it actually takes to honor yourself and your boundaries. I thought I knew what ease and grace were, but the dysfunction literally disabled me so I could learn my lesson."
Losing a loved one is one of the most painful experiences a person can go through. The emotional weight of watching someone you care about fade away is excruciating and can cause a heavy toll on the body and mind.
In today's episode, we have the privilege of hearing Gutsy Health Founder, Juanique Roney, share her powerful story of overcoming adversity and reclaiming her health. A year after her husband's death, she felt as though an atomic bomb had gone off in her body, leaving her struggling with a multitude of symptoms, including those similar to Lyme disease, MCAS, Epstein-Barr syndrome, multiple sclerosis, depression, and anxiety.
"After I finished my second liver cleanse, my eczema and acne were completely gone. My hair started growing, and my energy was back. I could get out of bed in the morning and wasn't falling asleep at one o'clock anymore. At last, I could see many significant shifts happening.”
Motherhood can be a lonely and difficult journey, especially if societal expectations bombard women about how they should look and feel. After each childbirth, one may experience extreme fatigue, postpartum depression, chronic yeast infections, thyroid dysfunction, weight gain as well as other ailments.
The harsh reality is that when most mothers seek answers for various symptoms, doctors often dismiss their health issues as normal, and worse, they are not trying hard enough to lose weight. This experience can leave desperate mamas feeling isolated and frustrated, not knowing where to seek help.
Today, our guest is Sarah Williams, one of the...
“Letting my body feel emotion because throughout this, I tried to not let myself feel it because it was so heavy. And she taught us to just let your body feel it to work through it. And I can feel my body starting to process everything and not hold on to it as a bad thing. This is just a part of my story. And that's okay and it's a beautiful thing. Yes, it's hard. But now that's a part of me.”
Your body is your temple. And when it's functioning as expected, taking it for granted, ignoring its subtle signs for help, and altogether shoving its needs aside is a path all too easy to take. Until it gets ugly it catches your attention.
You may not know it yet but your body is doing its best to keep you alive. When you educate yourself and begin to grasp the depth of that sentence alone, you would definitely love and appreciate your body more.
Our guest, Taylor Herrera, is an expert of her own healing journey. After...
"About 30 years ago, a patient stomped into my office. She wanted me to pay attention because she said she was going crazy, which was a surprise. After all, this is a very successful woman who retired in her mid-40s. She was in perimenopause, so I gave her some progesterone. Three weeks later, I got a letter from her saying, 'Oh my god, I can't believe this. I'm myself again, thank you so much.' That caught my attention because this was a dramatic result. It happened with so little time."
Women who undergo midlife crises are often punctuated with the unpleasant effects of menopause. Aside from hot flashes, mood swings, sleeping disorders, body aches, muscle loss, osteoporosis, and incontinence can easily diminish their confidence and self-esteem.
At the ripe age when knowledge, experience, and wisdom are supposedly at their peak, the sudden hormone shift can cause their life to fall over the cliff. Looking at the depressing...
"So my sister was diagnosed with LCIS, and there were areas of concern on her breast. The doctor recommended 'watch and wait' or mastectomy, and she was in turmoil. I asked her to take progesterone hormones, and after a month, she went back for her MRI, and the abnormal cells were undetectable."
Conventional medicine entails treating patients already in the end stages of their diseases. However, even if this is the norm, it pays to ask if there is anything we can do to correct or arrest an illness before it becomes chronic or fatal.
What if we can prevent sickness? Are there destructive lifestyle habits or seismic life shifts that are worth noting? What other factors contributed to today's results? When it comes to health, these are the underlying questions that beg for answers.
Our guest, Sharon Miller Keller, is a nurse practitioner and gives custom consultations on female hormones at Provo Health. With a long history in...
"I started working at her second ovarian cancer recurrence, and there's more metastasis. She cried and said, 'My cancer came back because I had chocolate cake at my daughter's birthday.' That was a pivotal moment in my practice, so I said, 'I think it's more important that you focus on the joy of your daughter's birthday and that you enjoyed that chocolate cake."
Confirming a cancer diagnosis can feel like a death sentence. The fear surrounding it, on top of pity and well-meaning suggestions from family and friends, adds to the confusion and stress of the situation.
That is why navigating a clear path to healing can be challenging, and finding a cancer care plan that is compassionate and humane is a breath of fresh air in nursing the patient back to vibrant health.
Our guest, Dr. Bianca Di Giulio, L.Ac., is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Co-authoring a book on Integrative Oncology with her husband, they...
"Based on the scientific research of Dr. Jed Fahey, who started the Chemo Protective Institute at Johns Hopkins University, cruciferous Moringa and Broccoli share closest properties such as the NRF2 pathways and sulforaphane, which detoxifies and fights off cancer."
Moringa is the phenomenal superfood you never thought you needed. A humble yet miraculous tree found in third world countries, its leaves are the locals' secret that keeps their bodies healthy and strong.
Declared the national vegetable in the Philippines and a staple of ancient Ayurvedic medicine, it is a source of 49 vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids, not to mention the abundant medicinal benefits of its tiny leaves and the entire tree.
Our guest, Lisa Curtis, is the CEO and Founder of Kuli Kuli Inc. She was a former Peace Corps assigned to Niger, Africa, and as a vegetarian, she survived only through the subsistence of rice and millet....
"If there is anything we would have changed in our healing journey, before going into the body, we would have gone to the emotions and worked on the heart and soul first. Mindset includes being mindful, regulating your nervous system, processing your feelings, and connecting to your body."
As a society, we are hardwired to base our worth on our achievements. Driven daily by motivation and other people's successes, we take pride in overworking to exhaustion. Our bodies beg for pause and rest, yet we cannot sit still, even for a moment.
The mind, body, and soul are created to be connected. And if this connection is severed, like an engine out of alignment, it is only a matter of time before it conks out with weird, uncontrollable issues.
Today we feature our beloved Gutsy Podcast co-host, Gina Worful. As a certified dietitian and holder of a Master's in Human Nutrition, she narrates the story of her traumatic birth and the...