Radio Show: The Invisible Universe in Your Body

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A close up of a woman's stomach, highlighting her functional health.

rp_the-neuroscience-of-gut_1.jpgHost and Guest:

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo interviews Steph Jackson

In this show you'll learn:

  • What are some things you might experience when your digestive bacteria are out of balance
  • The difference between finding the balance of bacteria for you vs. just taking probiotics
  • Some ways that bacteria can get out of balance in the first place

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Next time you are trying to decide what's for dinner, consider that you are eating for two. You and your gut microbiome.

The bacterial community in your colon is home to about 100 trillion bacterial cells; there are about 10 times more of these bacterial cells than there are human cells in your body, and they represent a vast number of different species.

Join Dr. Ritamarie and Steph Jackson as they discuss how to keep your microbiome mass of bacteria happy. Gut microbiomes that contain healthy, inflammation-reducing bacteria could help reduce the risk of a myriad health conditions: cancer, heart disease, and infection.

Steph JacksonIt is true that now Steph Jackson is healthy, and her body is working the way she would like it to – she is happy, she lives in a healthy home with a totally set-up live foods kitchen, and she has the energy to take care of her son and still pursue hobbies like music, yoga, hiking, and foraging, on top of working with fabulous clients and fun programs. The truth is just a short time ago this was totally completely not her life.

After her son was born about six years ago, her health started to decline. Her energy started to rapidly decline, and she started to have some pretty extreme body pain. She started visiting the doctor trying to find some answers. Her joint pain got to the point where it was debilitating. Often she was too sore to pick up vegetables and run them through her juicer. The truth was she was so exhausted and in so much pain that she could barely make it through the day – and often didn't.

She finally started getting referred to specialists. She saw a gastroenterologist for a while along with a rheumatologist and an allergist. At one visit to the allergist, he proceeded to tell her that she was being far too optimistic to believe that her food could have anything to do with her symptoms. He told her to go home and take an aspirin. She decided it would be unwise to physically attack a man holding 15 tiny needles, but she was pretty annoyed.

It was at this moment when she realized that nobody was going to find a way to fix her. She had to do it herself.

Having already studied vegan, allergy-free, spiritual, raw, gluten free you-name-it nutrition for years, she began to look deeper. She began to study bacteria, the chemistry of inflammation, hidden sources of toxins, herbal medicine, and the endocrine system. She followed a systematic approach and learned things about her body that NOBODY ever would have found. She got to the root of her pain and fixed it.

Now she feels good, she has the energy for her work and her relationships, she enjoys her life, and she feels good about the way she looks and feels.

Steph is currently a student in Dr. Ritamarie's Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training program.

Additional Resources:

Receive five simple recipes for non-dairy comfort food from Steph in her Probiotic Dessert e-book! It also includes 3 essential steps to creating the perfect non-dairy yogurts and nut cheeses.

Steph is also one of Dr. Ritamarie's Functional Nutrition Coaches in her year-long Energy Recharge Coaching program. If you are yearning to have more energy and focus, and to feel more confident in your body's appearance AND performance, join us now.

Check out Dr. Ritamarie's VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that plants and herbs play on your hormones and digestive health, as well as strategies to include in your daily routines to achieve more vitality.

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