In today’s Gutsy Gals Gutsy Guests episode, I talk with Stephanie Shaw, founder of Leigh & Ollie – a lifestyle and nutrition coaching company that helps executive divorcees find the time to prioritize themselves again. Not only does she help you reach your health and weight goals, but also boost your energy and renew your confidence!
Stephanie and I discuss some tips for mindset and self-care, when you feel like you have no time. Even one word a day can start to shift your life!
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Thoughts on Covid root cause, and Long Hauler research and theories.
In this episode, Andee and I discuss:
Some of the numerous ways Coronavirus manifests in different people
Some of the potential underlying ways the virus is targeting such a wide variety of organs and body systems
Improvements in testing and false negatives
Then we wind down to show what some research is shedding light on, regarding long haul syndrome, and what theories we have about potential mitigation strategies you can look in to, to try support your body’s natural balance and health and ease symptoms.
I personally would prefer trying food and lifestyle as medicine than new drugs until more is known and more side effects can be understood.
EDITOR NOTE: Why no one can claim to “treat” or “cure” Coronavirus or other diseases. But we may be able to “support your ability to feel better.”
It’s a technical, legal semantics issue.
Listening back to this recording as I was getting ready to upload, I realized that I don’t think our starting topic for this episode was laid out quite as intended.
So I want to make sure I’m clear… no one “KNOWS” how to fix Covid Long Haul Syndrome at this time… but when I say functional medicine practitioners “cannot ‘treat’ you” I mean that in a semantics way. We are not allowed to SAY that we can “treat” anything. Only doctors have that legal term to use.
We have to use phrases such as “support your body functions” or “help try to ease symptoms.” But that does not mean that I want to push anyone away from seeing out functional medicine help – quite the contrary! Find a great medical team that includes integrative and functional practitioners!
My point was that, while I’m not legally allowed to tell people I can “cure” them, I have been able to get people off of medications in the past (PPIs, insulin, pain killers, etc.)So you can call that what you like, but I’m not allows to say we “cured” diabetes or “treated” GERD. It’s all in the semantics But the end result is still amazing, and I just have to legally say “we supported your body’s natural blood sugar regulation, pancreatic function, digestive abilities….” And so forth.
I believe this is an important distinction to understand.
So what does that have to do with our Covid talk here today?
That no one can guarantee a cure right now, technically due to the newness of Covid-10, and legally due to semantics rules.
That does mean be careful of empty promises; but also be aware that there may be genuine help out there using different terminology because our hands (and mouths) are sometimes tied.
STAY CURRENT, KEEP SEARCHING, STAY EMPOWERED TO TRY TO RECLAIM YOUR HEALTH!
What IS “healthy eating” and what IS “inflammation”?
Andee and I go on a virtual tour of the grocery store to help start explaining what we mean by “healthy, whole foods” and pitfalls to watch for. We don’t hit all the aisles, but join us as we start with:
Whole foods vs “Edible Food-Like Substances”
Produce and organics
Don’t our bodies detox themselves?
Meat, poultry, deli meat, and subgroups
Fat-free vs full-fat dairy and when to pick which
Saturated Fat and Coconut Oil
Fish and Mercury
Starches (whole grains, starchy veggies)
Touch on Spices and OIls
And then we tie it in to how “inflammation” works for and against the body – why this matters, and why healthy eating matters!
Food Sensitivity Tests – not all are created equal!
I studied food sensitivities and tests, becoming a Certified LEAP Therapist (food sensitivity protocol) in 2009. At that time, food sensitivity tests and gut health were seen as “quackery.”
And now, as people are forced to admit the science AND clinical experience, the markets have been flooded with food sensitivity tests of all sorts. And some are better than others.
But what are they testing for? What are they measuring? And what do you even do with the results? Just avoid triggers the rest of your life? (If you’ve been paying attention to my posts for a while now, you know that should never the end game! )
So listen in! Andee and I discuss:
different types of food sensitivity tests
IgE vs non-IgE “branches” of the immune system
IgG, IgA, IgM versus Mediator Release
Some things to be aware of and what to look for in a food sensitivity test and protocol
Ready to get tested, personalize your plan, and feel SO MUCH BETTER, FAST!? Shoot me an email email@example.com and we’ll make sure it’s the best path for you!