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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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 46 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.

    #354 - My Grace-Full Birth Journey

    #354 - My Grace-Full Birth Journey

    Okay, Okay... I did NOT give birth to a beautiful baby girl. That was ALL Dr. Susanna's doing! However, I was indeed part of the process, and even though a human being didn't emerge from between my legs, it was an incredible transformative experience!

    One could say that things "didn't go as planned." We were all set up for a beautiful home birth with our amazing midwife. When Susanna's water broke early, before any signs of labor, we did everything we could to get labor moving! (I share more of the details in the episode...)

    Long story short, I was faced with the opportunity to navigate the fear based medical system - something that I haven't done in quite some time, and never as an advocate for another human being.

    In this episode I share my insights, learning, and growth from witnessing the incredible miracle of Grace Juniper Alter being born into my hands to the challenges of early fatherhood.

    I know the journey is just beginning... and I am super excited (and scared/overwhelmed!) for what's to unfold within and around me.

    Some highlights from today's episode...
    My struggle in navigating the fear-based medical establishment as an advocate for Grace's healthLetting go of attachment to process and making room for universal support for the highest good of all concernedThe importance of looking at health from a holistic perspective rather than numbers, figures, lab values, and algorithms.How being a parent deepens respect and admiration for humanityHolding space for struggle and surrendering to that which is beyond my controlLinks to some more good stuff

    - Get the Alter Health weekly WFPB Meal Guides: https://www.alter.health/meal-guides
    - Cleanse with Us during the next Alter Health Cleanse: https://www.alter.health/cleanse
    - Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: https://www.alter.health/thrive-on-plants
    - ATTN Health Practitioners! Learn more and apply to the Plant Based Mind Body Practitioner Program: https://www.alter.health/pbmb-practitioner

    Peace and Love.

    • 38 min
    #353 - Updates + Housekeeping

    #353 - Updates + Housekeeping

    We're complete with the Alter Your Health from Head to Toe Series!

    Did you catch the last 44 episodes of the Podcast where we talked about nutritional and lifestyle keys to optimize each of your organs and systems?

    This is a pretty good little database of quick facts to support your healing and longevity.

    Now what's next...!?

    This week on the podcast we hit the "pause" button and share some updates, announcements, and future visions for the Alter Your Health Podcast.

    In a nutshell, we'll be shifting to 1 weekly episode either hosted by myself (Dr. Ben) or with an expert Guest whom I interview and talk with on a topic.

    Have awesome guest suggestions or topics you'd like to learn more about? Let me know! Just send an email to info@alter.health

    On the YouTube channel, I also hope to host a "Meme Review" video each week where I share funny, insightful, or flat out false memes and post that I come across in the vast social media universe. Have meme's you'd like me to review? Just send them my way (info@alter.health) or better yet, tag me on Instagram (@drbenjaminalter).

    SPECIAL OFFER - Now through November 28th 2022 you can join the Meal Guide Membership for FREE and download 2 healthy whole food plant based Thanksgiving Menus and recipes.
    Links to some more good stuff

    - Get the Alter Health weekly WFPB Meal Guides: https://www.alter.health/meal-guides
    - Cleanse with Us during the next Alter Health Cleanse: https://www.alter.health/cleanse
    - Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: https://www.alter.health/thrive-on-plants
    - ATTN Health Practitioners! Learn more and apply to the Plant Based Mind Body Practitioner Program: https://www.alter.health/pbmb-practitioner

    Peace and Love.

    • 19 min
    #352 | WW - Divine Creativity & Balancing Masculine/Feminine Energies

    #352 | WW - Divine Creativity & Balancing Masculine/Feminine Energies

    The balance of reproductive hormones and health is reflected through the energy of the second chakra - divine creativity.

    What do these subtle energies of masculinity and femininity have to do with fertility, hormonal balance, and general reproductive health? Well... lots.

    The subtle nuances of hormonal health are not only influenced by nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxicities, but also the burden of stress and emotion we hold in the body/mind.

    In today's conversation on the podcast, we unpack these energies of creativity and the second chakra exploring "masculine" and "feminine" characteristics and how we can ALL (men & women alike) harness in our full potential of creative expression and flow in life.

    This is the FINAL episode of the Alter Your Health from Head to Toe series!

    We will pause and regroup for whatever's next on the podcast... :)

    Some highlights from today's WW episode on Masculinity, Femininity, & Divine Creativity...
    Pelvic floor muscles and how stress impacts balance and functionHPA axis and endocrine connection recap and how reproductive hormones are sensitive to other endocrine changesThemes of the 2nd chakra including creativity, fertility, pleasure, and sexualityMasculine and Feminine qualities and the importance of fully tapping into both for grounded and balanced creative expressionHuman Being vs Human Doing and how to be in the flow of divine creativity, an instrument for your soul's expression Links to some more good stuff

    - Get weekly Meal Guides: https://www.alter.health/meal-guides
    - Stay connected on Telegram: https://t.me/alterhealth 
    - Cleanse with Us during the next Alter Health Cleanse: https://www.alter.health/cleanse
    - Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: https://www.alter.health/thrive-on-plants
    - ATTN Health Practitioners! Learn more and apply to the Plant Based Mind Body Practitioner Program: https://www.alter.health/pbmb-practitioner

    Peace and Love.

    • 17 min
    #351 - Reproductive Hormone Harmony

    #351 - Reproductive Hormone Harmony

    We're talking about reproductive hormones and the endocrine system in this finale episode of our "Head to Toe" series on the podcast - a conversation relevant to men and women!

    This is another HUGE topic. We've covered a lot of huge topics on the podcast in hopes of distilling lots of complexity into some easy to digest simple concepts.

    When it comes to hormones and the endocrine system, the super cool thing is that the interconnected hormonal systems balances itself!

    Micromanaging various hormones is difficult... maybe even impossible. But the good news is that we don't need to think about our hormones this way. We can rather relate to our hormones as a flow of innate intelligence and then ask ourselves, how can we remove obstacles to allow for more harmonious flow?

    The obstacles that interfere with reproductive hormones to cause PMS/menstrual issues, infertility, and menopausal symptoms include nutritional deficiency, toxicity/liver stagnation, nervous system imbalance (i.e. stress).

    Enjoy this conversation as you uncover the specific obstacles that may be unbalancing your hormone levels.

    Some highlights from today's episode on Reproductive Hormones...
    The exogenous hormones in ALL animal products - especially eggs and dairy, even those products that are "hormone free" - and how they  imbalance our human hormone levelsSources of xenohormones in chemicals, plastics, and processed foods that can directly elevate estrogen levels (not to be confused with "phytoestrogens"!)Phytoestrogens are compounds in soy, flax, red clover, and other foods/herbs that can modulate estrogen receptors to help balance estrogen dominance (or estrogen deficiency)The liver-menopause connection and how the menopausal hormone shift can  overwhelm liver detox pathways to cause various symptomsWhy it's essential to be grounded with a balanced autonomic nervous system (more parasympathetic activity) to support the balancing and harmony of all endocrine organsLinks to some more good stuff

    - Get the Alter Health weekly WFPB Meal Guides: https://www.alter.health/meal-guides
    - Cleanse with Us during the next Alter Health Cleanse: https://www.alter.health/cleanse
    - Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: https://www.alter.health/thrive-on-plants
    - ATTN Health Practitioners! Learn more and apply to the Plant Based Mind Body Practitioner Program: https://www.alter.health/pbmb-practitioner

    Peace and Love.

    • 26 min
    #350 | WW - Address Stress at its Source for Adrenal Healing

    #350 | WW - Address Stress at its Source for Adrenal Healing

    Rather than better managing stress, wouldn't you prefer to better understand the source of stress?

    It sure can feel like stress is all-encompassing and omnipresent - something that we could never escape from.

    However, when we understand the true source of stress we can instantly see how close we are to peace.

    Addressing Stress at its Source is far and away the best thing that you can do to support your adrenal glands in healing and balancing, which in turn supports the body's healing and regeneration at large.

    In Medicinal Monday (episode #349) we talked about some of the physiologic sources of stress that can disrupt our circadian rhythm including. We must also consider chronic infections, nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxicities, and general connection with nature as sources of stress.

    The vast majority of Stress, however, cannot be found in physical world reality. Most of the stress we afflict on ourselves is internally generated through innocent misuse of thinking.

    In today's Wisdom Wednesday, we look towards the ultimate source of stress which is not to be found in relationship issues, work disputes, financial strain, politics, or anything else outside of yourself. The ultimate source of stress is your thinking, i.e. the perception you hold of yourself, others, and the world.

    Some highlights from today's WW episode on Adrenals and STRESS...
    How the adrenals are designed to be attuned to stress and why staying sensitive to stress is keyWhy the body doesn't discriminate between physiologic and psychological stress and where we can find the source of stressThe importance of understanding where stress comes from (hint: not outside circumstances!)The universal laws of awareness and perception creating reality and the power we hold in relating to Self and thinking Why "stressful experiences" don't need to cause chronic physiologic stress and how stressful thinking becomes counterproductiveLinks to some more good stuff

    - Get weekly Meal Guides: https://www.alter.health/meal-guides
    - Stay connected on Telegram: https://t.me/alterhealth 
    - Cleanse with Us during the next Alter Health Cleanse: https://www.alter.health/cleanse
    - Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: https://www.alter.health/thrive-on-plants
    - ATTN Health Practitioners! Learn more and apply to the Plant Based Mind Body Practitioner Program: https://www.alter.health/pbmb-practitioner

    Peace and Love.

    • 27 min
    #349 - How to Burn Out Your Adrenals

    #349 - How to Burn Out Your Adrenals

    When suffering with low energy, sleep issues, or any sort of fatigue, it's common to look at the adrenal glands as being a source of the symptoms.
     
    Yes - the adrenal glands are responsible for maintaining healthy energy levels day in and day out... but they do SO MUCH MORE.

    The adrenal glands are integral to general hormonal balance and also establishing your body's circadian rhythm.

    So... what causes the adrenal glands to get stressed, fatigued, burnt out, or dysregulated???

    In today's world, it's pretty much everything that has become "societally normal" disconnecting us from natural rhythms.

    Bright lights, fear mongering media, avoidance of sunlight, deficiency of natural connection, caffeine dependance, processed foods, addiction to drama and stressful thinking, etc. etc. etc... these are the sorts of things that can put a chronic undue burden on the adrenal glands.
     
    In today's Medicinal Monday episode you'll find deeper understanding and clarity around what your adrenals are doing for YOU so that you can start eating, living, and thinking in a way that better nourishes them.

    Reminder! Podcast episodes are prerecorded through November at which point the Podcast will be undergoing some changes. We look forward to the next rendition!
     

    Some highlights from today's episode on Supporting the ADRENALS...
    The HPA axis (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis) and how it can become dysregulated to cause energy issuesThe functional medicine perspective on supporting adrenals with adaptogenic herbs and why it is NOT always the answerWhy regulating circadian rhythm is the most important thing to support adrenal health, hormonal balancing, and energy levelsThe most reliable ways to burn out adrenals and disrupt circadian rhythm - coffee, bright lights, erratic sleep, alcohol, stressful thoughts, living indoors, etc.Where we can turn to in order to reliably eradicate stress and stay empowered in our lives
    Links to some more good stuff

    - Get the Alter Health weekly WFPB Meal Guides: https://www.alter.health/meal-guides
    - Cleanse with Us during the next Alter Health Cleanse: https://www.alter.health/cleanse
    - Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: https://www.alter.health/thrive-on-plants
    - ATTN Health Practitioners! Learn more and apply to the Plant Based Mind Body Practitioner Program: https://www.alter.health/pbmb-practitioner

    Peace and Love.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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Life changing

Dr Ben and Dr Susanna have given me insight & knowledge that will last my lifetime! I cannot thank you both enough!

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Healthier Me!

My name is Keisha and I found this podcast via Suzanna. Omg, the podcasts are packed with vital information to aid you into healthy living holistically. Thanks to her, I’m transitioning to WFPB after being diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, Diabetes 2, and PCOS. You guys ROCK! 😎❤️Keep up the great work!

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