"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...
"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...
"Let's talk about staying healthy during the holidays. Hopefully, maintaining healthy habits is not overwhelming but fun to do. You are excited to do it for the 'future you'. So when Thanksgiving, Christmas, and work parties come by, you are bombarded with sweets and fun food. What do you do?"
The holidays have arrived. And since 'tis, the season for gatherings with family and friends, equating free-flowing food with happiness and connection seems to be automatic.
This is why extending healthy eating during festivities can be so challenging. Instead of looking at it as a diet or restriction, flipping your perspective on how to make it a lifestyle will make it more sustainable for the long term.
Here at the Gutsy Health Podcast, we teach you the tools and mindset to avoid binge eating, pacify those cravings, and have zero guilt and shame regarding food.
In this episode, we reveal these helpful steps so that the...
"Cold therapy is one of the best things you can do for vagal tone. When people are chronically in fight or flight, it gets you out of that and helps you get you into parasympathetic states again.”
Despite our earnest attempts for vitality, no one is exempt from experiencing stress, depression, inflammation and other kinds of neurological disturbances. When your body is groaning in agony and your mind is buried in a deep, dark place, you may not realize it but getting shocked to reset your system is just what you desperately need.
And because it happens even to the most health conscious of us, knowing the advanced modalities out there gives you an edge especially when you’re a case that doctors can’t point a finger to. Along with the famed Hyperbaric Chamber available at Provo Health, there’s also the Cryotherapy Chamber which is also a game changer in making you feel amazing once again - for only three...
"When you go on a conception journey, your husband becomes invested. I try not to get my hopes up, so I took a pregnancy test the next morning without telling him. Then I jumped on the bed and woke him up because it says, ‘We're pregnant!’”
Many couples now face the difficulty of conceiving babies. Along with the textbook PCOS symptoms, the rise in infertility issues has made it an emotionally charged topic among women who desperately need to regulate their period so they can finally get pregnant.
Exactly a year ago, a Gutsy Health member shared the breakthrough of having her period back after being on birth control for 13 years. After trying IVF and other methods with no results, she sought knowledge to heal herself and overhaul her way of life.
Our guest, Katie Vaal, is back. After inspiring listeners on how she spurred her fertility, she now shares the exact steps that she took to become a soon-to-be mom...
Show Summary: “Bioregulators can trigger the body’s healing mechanisms to reverse biological aging.”
It’s a known fact that our bodies can cleanse and heal themselves. But did you know exactly how the mechanisms of our body do just that?
Peptides and Bioregulator Peptides are types of small proteins and strings of amino acids that help heal and rejuvenate our DNA.
In this episode of the Gutsy Health Podcast, Nathalie Niddam dishes out Peptide Therapy and Bioregulators, and how these helpful compounds trigger not only our body’s natural healing mechanism but also reverse our biological aging.
Nathalie is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Epigenetic Coach whose passion is to guide people on how these strings of amino acids can help decrease inflammation, aid weight loss, and potentially reverse our natural aging.
As we go along, we dive deeper into the science of Peptide Therapy and how...
Show Summary: “We want to prevent Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. It’s easier to slow down and prevent bone loss than to build what’s lost.”
Osteoporosis is commonly known to affect only women in their forties to sixties, but did you know that it could start at an earlier age?
Studies have shown that approximately 10 million Americans have Osteoporosis, and not only women but men can also suffer from it. It also shows that one in two women and one in four men will break a bone in their lifetime because of low bone density.
Oftentimes, we hear about this condition when people have already been diagnosed and are suffering - only then do they start taking medications, and supplements, and changing their diet and exercise. But it shouldn’t be the only way. And believe us when we say that there are lots of different ways we can prevent Osteoporosis from happening.
Bone Coach™ Kevin Ellis is a Forbes-featured...
Show Summary: “You will not heal until your mind aligns with your healing. You can only heal if you stop what’s causing your pain in the first place. Never give up hope; you are your best healer.”
**********Trigger warning: Cancer story and suicide ideation.**********
It’s been a year since Tristin's passing, and Juanique is here with us today to share her journey that spans over five years.
It all started when she was 28 years old and 20 weeks into her pregnancy when the world seemed to have stopped revolving the moment they found out that her husband was diagnosed with stage 4 Lung Cancer.
Throughout those years, she has been nothing but a solid support system for Tristin, her children, and her friends. She carried all the emotional and psychological weight of the situation while refusing to show vulnerability. Not for selfish reasons, but to continue taking care of everyone around her.
As a trauma...
Show Summary: “Eating healthy: let’s pop the myth that it’s expensive and hard. Inexpensive healthy meals can be done right with proper skills and knowledge.”
Healthy habits can begin with the food that we eat. And sometimes, we’re daunted by the tremendous amount of tasks before us just to achieve our health goals.
What kind of food should we buy? Where can we access inexpensive organic fruits and vegetables? Are healthy meals complicated to make?
One way or another, we’ve asked ourselves these questions many times, and more often than not, these questions can be intimidating - and then we start to doubt ourselves.
Worry not! Episode 28 of the Gutsy Health Podcast is here to lay down all the recommendations for you to become a meal planning Pro. And it doesn’t have to be tricky. It doesn’t take a lot of work either. You don’t necessarily have to be a Michelin Star chef to create sumptuous...
Show Summary: “Energy moves through us. Just because we feel certain emotions doesn’t mean it’s us.”
Oftentimes our thoughts create our emotions. And our emotions lead to our moods. And when we put these moods on repeat long enough, we feel like we are stuck in an endless loop and they eventually become our identity. That’s how powerful our mind is.
Everything begins in our minds and our healing journey starts with it as well. Mindset is always number one.
In this week’s episode, we welcome back one of our fantastic frequent flyers in the Gutsy Health Podcast, Britt Lefkoe, to talk about the relationship between our mind and body, and how our mindset is tied to the energy and emotions that flow through us.
Britt is an exceptional mindset coach. We’ve worked with her in the Gutsy Health Academy and I have personally witnessed her brilliance when it comes to personal development.