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Your source of information and inspiration to promote the holistic transformation of your health and the health of our planet!

Dr. Benjamin chats with all sorts of experts in the fields of consciousness, holistic health, spirituality, and nutrition diving deep to access and share the nuggets of truth that support the growth and evolution of people and the planet.

Alter Your Health Dr. Benjamin Alter

    • Alternative Health
    • 5.0, 32 Ratings

Your source of information and inspiration to promote the holistic transformation of your health and the health of our planet!

Dr. Benjamin chats with all sorts of experts in the fields of consciousness, holistic health, spirituality, and nutrition diving deep to access and share the nuggets of truth that support the growth and evolution of people and the planet.

    Mastering Macros - CARBS

    Mastering Macros - CARBS

    A whole food plant based diet is a carbohydrate-rich diet... and that is a good thing!!! This is because carbohydrates are the preferred fuel source for each of the 10 trillion cells in your body.
    In this episode we get a little sciencey to discuss some critical information to understand so you can fuel your body optimally.
    DISCLAIMER: We do NOT recommend counting macronutrients, or any other nutritional metric for that matter, including calories!
    ADDITIONALLY, "carbs" are NOT a food group! ALL whole plant foods contain ALL macronutrients, along with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that synergistically support your metabolism and health.
     
    Some important takeaways include...
    What carbohydrates have to do with the sun Simple vs complex carbs and glucose vs fructose The digestion, absorption, and metabolism of carbohydrates The role of insulin, and what REALLY causes insulin resistance/type 2 diabetes Why it's impossible to be a human without 'sugar/carb cravings' Debunking the myth that carbs make you fat Join the conversation and tune in LIVE on Thursdays at 12PM pst on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM!
     
    You may also be interested in these episodes...
    - End Sugar Cravings for Good - https://www.alter.health/episode167
    - Master Diabetes with Cyrus Khambatta - https://www.alter.health/episode174
    - Food Combining to Optimize Digestion and Metabolism - https://www.alter.health/episode175
     
    Links to learn more
    - SHOW NOTES: https://www.alter.health/episode201
    - JOIN PLANT BASED & STRESS FREE FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alter... 
    - TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSE: https://www.alter.health/course
    - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alterhealth
    - GET OUR BOOK: https://amzn.to/2tmiOz3
    - APPLY TO WORK WITH US: https://www.alter.health/holistic-int...
    - CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/alterhealthinc
    - CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/alter.health

    • 29 min
    Ellen Friedman: Dear Virus...

    Ellen Friedman: Dear Virus...

    My mom is back! She was here to talk about 'grace and ease with pain and disease' in episode 126 and we take the conversation deeper in this episode as she shares her intimate experience with 'the virus.'
    Upon emerging on the other side of her experience with the viral infection, Ellen wrote a letter to The Virus.
     
    Dear Virus,

    I was wondering if you were coming for a visit. Thanks for the advance warning. I'm appreciative of all the information I received of your upcoming arrival. I’m grateful for the wisdom that guided me during your visit. And, I’m more grateful for the mild symptoms and the gentle whispers for deeper self care. As my mentor, Dr. Bill Pettit says, I received your symptoms as love letters from my body.
    I want people to know that your visit can be gentle. I want people to know that your visit can be temporary, just like everything else that passes through us. Just like all of our thoughts. Just like all of our experiences.
    I was worried that if I told people that I was experiencing your variety of symptoms, that I could be adding more worry to the world. I've read and heard the fearful and worried responses of others sharing their journeys. I was resistant to the possibility of hearing worry from friends and family.
    You were the catalyst for some meaningful insights. I realized that I was concerned about my own worried thoughts. Then, a beautiful glimmer of light came through the cracks of my thinking. I can have worried thoughts and not always have to have the worried feelings that typically accompany the thoughts. I became aware of the thoughts as separate from myself. Thoughts are there and I’m here. It is really possible to have worried thoughts and not have the experience of worry. How powerful!
    Then, I had another insight. Who am I to think that I am responsible for the worry of others? The thinking, feeling and experience of others is not up to me. Every person has their own perspective of life from their own level of understanding.
    True freedom.
    With love and gratitude,
    Ellen
    PS - I knew that peace of mind was good for my immune system. 
     
    Some highlights include... 
    The insights had from 2 weeks of symptoms How wisdom guides us through symptoms and feelings Some of the supportive strategies used to keep her immune system functioning How experience with an illness translates into the rest of life Tapping into peace and stillness during pain and chaos  
    Hope you enjoy! Please feel free to leave a comment, rating, or review on whatever platform you choose to tune in on!
     
    You may also be interested in these episodes...
    - Mental Health with Dr. Bill Pettit - https://www.alter.health/episode8
    - Peace in Chaos with Dicken Bettinger - https://www.alter.health/episode60
    - Relationships with Rohini Ross - https://www.alter.health/episode80
     
    Links to learn more
    - SHOW NOTES: https://www.alter.health/episode200
    - JOIN PLANT BASED & STRESS FREE FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alter... 
    - TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSE: https://www.alter.health/course
    - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alterhealth
    - GET OUR BOOK: https://amzn.to/2tmiOz3
    - APPLY TO WORK WITH US: https://www.alter.health/holistic-int...
    - CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/alterhealthinc
    - CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/alter.health

    • 59 min
    Understanding and Reversing Food Sensitivities

    Understanding and Reversing Food Sensitivities

    Have results from food sensitivity testing left you feeling disempowered and hopeless?
    We get SO many questions about food sensitivities and allergies, and there is so much misunderstanding and misinformation about the topic.
    In this conversation we get right to the root of what's behind food sensitivities and how to reverse them for good!
     
    Some important takeaways include...
    The difference between food allergies (IgE immune response) and food sensitivities (IgE/IgA immune response) The link between intestinal permeability/leaky gut and dysbiosis How microbes digest plant fibers to heal your gut The importance of being slow and mindful while bringing in foods that may have caused issues in the past The risk of animal products in contributing to dysbiosis Why its crucial to understand the stress-gut connection, and how to find peace with food  
    Join the conversation and tune in LIVE on Thursdays at 12PM pst on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM!
     
    You may also be interested in these episodes...
    - GMOs and Glyphosate - https://www.alter.health/episode79
    - Lectins, Phytates, Oxalates - https://www.alter.health/episode109
    - Fiber Fueled with Dr. B - https://www.alter.health/episode196
     
    Links to learn more
    - SHOW NOTES: https://www.alter.health/episode199
    - JOIN PLANT BASED & STRESS FREE FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alter... 
    - TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSE: https://www.alter.health/course
    - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alterhealth
    - GET OUR BOOK: https://amzn.to/2tmiOz3
    - APPLY TO WORK WITH US: https://www.alter.health/holistic-int...
    - CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/alterhealthinc
    - CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/alter.health

    • 30 min
    The World Needs You To Speak Your Truth!

    The World Needs You To Speak Your Truth!

    We all have different perspectives, beliefs, and opinions. With the seemingly increased polarization in our world it might feel daunting or difficult to share one's own truth - at least it has been for me (Dr. Benjamin)!
    When it comes down to it, there are relatively few hard truths in the world that are unarguably factual. Nevertheless, we all have our own personal truth, and the world needs to hear it!
    As we speak our truth, we also move our physiology into a healing state, while also promoting healthy evolution of our society.
    Some takeaways...
    The collective emergence into the 'satya yuga' from the 'kali yuga' The difference between universal truths and personal truths As we speak our truth we give others permission to do the same The risk of censorship as it relates to collective evolution The physiologic benefits of sharing truth, and the consequence of stifling it When in doubt, trust the good feeling and share from there We encourage you to come on into the Facebook group and join the Plant Based & Stress Free community at www.facebook.com/groups/alterhealth
     
    Hope you enjoy! Please feel free to leave a comment, rating, or review on whatever platform you choose to tune in on!
     
    You may also be interested in these episodes...
    - Relationships - https://www.alter.health/episode44
    - Pandemic for Peace - https://www.alter.health/episode187
    - Global Pandemic or Growing Pains - https://www.alter.health/episode194
     
    Links to learn more
    - SHOW NOTES: https://www.alter.health/episode198
    - JOIN PLANT BASED & STRESS FREE FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alterhealth/ 
    - TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSE: https://www.alter.health/course
    - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alterhealth
    - GET OUR BOOK: https://amzn.to/2tmiOz3
    - APPLY TO WORK WITH US: https://www.alter.health/holistic-intensive
    - CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/alterhealthinc
    - CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/alter.health

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Heal Your Thyroid Naturally

    Heal Your Thyroid Naturally

    Thyroid health! So many people suffer with hypo or hyperthyroidism, most often diagnosed as an "autoimmune" condition.
    We know that the body doesn't attack itself! There must be something deeper going on...
    In this episode we get to the root of hypo and hyperthyroidism and share with your the immune stimulating diet and lifestyle strategies that will allow your body to heal naturally.
     
    Some important takeaways include...
    Thyroid basics, lab interpretation, and the interconnected endocrine system The real source of thyroid inflammation causing hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism How to steer clear from key environmental toxins The ultimate immune stimulating superfoods, and a couple isolated nutrients  The importance of self-expression and moving the 5th chakra energy Hydrotherapy practices to bring fresh blood and energy to promote your healing Join the conversation and tune in LIVE on Thursdays at 12PM pst on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM!
     
    You may also be interested in these episodes...
    - Supporting Your Adrenals - https://www.alter.health/episode33
    - Autoimmune Lifestyle - https://www.alter.health/episode63
    - Ultimate Viral Protection - https://www.alter.health/episode181
     
    Links to learn more
    - SHOW NOTES: https://www.alter.health/episode197
    - JOIN PLANT BASED & STRESS FREE FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alterhealth/ 
    - TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSE: https://www.alter.health/course
    - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alterhealth
    - GET OUR BOOK: https://amzn.to/2tmiOz3
    - APPLY TO WORK WITH US: https://www.alter.health/holistic-intensive
    - CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/alterhealthinc
    - CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/alter.health

    • 29 min
    Dr. Will Bulsiewicz: Fiber Fuel Your Microbiome & Heal Your Gut

    Dr. Will Bulsiewicz: Fiber Fuel Your Microbiome & Heal Your Gut

    Health starts in the gut.
    Dr. B brings his expertise of the microbiome and digestive system to the podcast in this great conversation!
    We covered so much information that is truly fundamental for any and all humans looking to enhance health within their gut and beyond.
     
    Some highlights include... 
    What an optimal microbiome looks like and how to achieve it How dysbiosis lies at the root of virtually all digestive issues What you need to know about prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics as it relates to your health How to heal a sensitive gut with plants The relationship between stress/anxiety and digestive disturbance Hope you enjoy! Please feel free to leave a comment, rating, or review on whatever platform you choose to tune in on!
     
    You may also be interested in these episodes...
    - Julieanna Hever - https://www.alter.health/episode120
    - Dr. Gemma Newman - https://www.alter.health/episode144
    - Ultimate Weight Loss Tips - https://www.alter.health/episode163
     
    Links to learn more
    - SHOW NOTES: https://www.alter.health/episode196
    - JOIN PLANT BASED & STRESS FREE FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alterhealth/ 
    - TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSE: https://www.alter.health/course
    - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alterhealth
    - GET OUR BOOK: https://amzn.to/2tmiOz3
    - APPLY TO WORK WITH US: https://www.alter.health/holistic-intensive
    - CONNECT ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.me/alterhealthinc
    - CONNECT ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/alter.health

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

rain6363 ,

Promote Self Healing

Spreading information to help people heal so we can all be our best selves. This podcast has been my game changer in healing my life and bettering myself :). Thank you!

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Brilliant and credible information!

Thank you Dr Ben and Susanna for the amazing podcast 🙌🏼

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We Need More Programming Like This

In a day and time where we are absolutely inundated with torrents of frivolous and unhealthy information every moment of the day, I think it's very important that we pay close attention to what we allow into our consciousness. The content we take in every day—consciously and sub-consciously—is to a lesser or greater degree programming our individuals perspectives. This programming manifests in how we see the world bust most importantly how we see ourselves.

Most everything in conventional society is telling us we need more of something that we are lacking or that the answers to what we seek are outside of ourselves. In my humble opinion, this is antiquated dead programming aimed at cultivating consumers rather than uplifting and educating people.

We are all subject to the influences of our environment, I am always delighted when people make a conscious effort to put positive information and programming out into the world. The Alter Your Health podcasts points people inwardly and I love that.

How can we take responsibility for our own lives?

How can we improve our health health?

How can we be better people, neighbors, and friends?

These are all questions that get looked at on this podcast and the best thing I like is that Dr. Benjamin gives us solutions.

With Gratitude,

-Michael Fireborn

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