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In the Gutsy Health podcast, Tristin and Juanique Roney cover the topics involved in alternative health, holistic health, nutrition, diets, and medicine. They have transformed their own lives and their patient's lives by researching the best health practices and translating them into an applicable lifestyle. Their goal is to share their knowledge and help empower individuals in taking their health back into their own hands and living a better, healthier life.

Gutsy Health | Nutrition and Medicine Juanique Roney & Gina Worful

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 493 Ratings

In the Gutsy Health podcast, Tristin and Juanique Roney cover the topics involved in alternative health, holistic health, nutrition, diets, and medicine. They have transformed their own lives and their patient's lives by researching the best health practices and translating them into an applicable lifestyle. Their goal is to share their knowledge and help empower individuals in taking their health back into their own hands and living a better, healthier life.

    S2E39 - Rising Above The Root Cause of PCOS

    S2E39 - Rising Above The Root Cause of PCOS

    Show Summary:  "If women aren’t ovulating, isn’t it counterintuitive to put them on a pill that reinforces non-ovulation? When they think they’re on their menstrual cycle, it’s not a period but a chemically induced bleed by synthetic hormones.”

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the nastiest of all hormonal imbalances. Yet in the absence of ovary cysts, doctors would rule it out - even if some of its glaring symptoms like irregular periods, infertility, unwanted weight gain, acne, and chest and facial hair have already appeared. 
    And with the meteoric rise of crazy hormonal issues happening as of latter years, it’s easy for women to feel alienated and misunderstood. Pills have been a normal prescription to manage PCOS, but did you know that it disrupts your monthly ovulation cycle and what you’re only experiencing could be ‘fake bleed’?
    Our ‘unicorn’ guest, Meg Richichi, is a rare PCOS expert who doesn’t only deal with its symptoms - she gets to the bottom of it. Her fascinating backstory of world travels gave her a balanced East and West perspective. Plus, her reveal on the basic cause of PCOS and how it’s mishandled by mainstream medicine is mind-blowing.
    Let’s put an end to hormonal imbalances. It’s time to heal and understand PCOS by listening to Episode 39 of the Gutsy Health Podcast to learn more!
    Exceptional Highlights:
    Elevated androgen is a hallmark symptom. Most receive diuretics that reduce testosterone but do not cure PCOS.Women with PCOS are at higher-risk of estrogen-related cancers. And if unresolved, it also makes them susceptible to other illnesses. Hormonal imbalance is a direct result of our bodies’ inability to flush out toxins in our system. 
    Show Highlights:
    How Hormones Affect Our Creativity Cycles
    Meg Richichi 12:49
    When you start paying attention to your cycle, your sense of awareness, creativity and confidence increases. Every month, you have the beautiful opportunity to give birth to something in your life aside from a baby.  
    Cumulative Effect of Androgens and Chemical Exposures
    Meg Richichi 16:54
    In the womb, excessive androgen from mothers is passed on through the umbilical cord. And as we grow older, the toxicity buildup from chemicals in our environment blocks the healthy lymphatic flow and drainage in our bodies. 
    The Connection of Detoxification to Balanced Hormones
    Juanique 20:03
    Parasites harbor heavy metals and plastics. Women who have done cleansing protocols unexpectedly heal their endometriosis and begin to have normal eight-day cycles. 
    The Red Flags of Infertility and Rough Pregnancy
    Juanique 25:23
    Women who struggle getting pregnant or experience extreme morning sickness are most likely fighting with their hormones and are not getting the support that their bodies need. 

    Important Links: 
    Gutsy Health AcademyGutsy Health Podcast InstagramMeg Richichi/PCOS Revolution Website@pcosrevolution InstagramThe Hormone Lifestyle Podcast

    • 51 min
    S2E38 - Decoding the Mysterious Lyme Disease

    S2E38 - Decoding the Mysterious Lyme Disease

    Show Summary: 
    "Imagine your body as a tree trunk with termites burrowing and leaving a bunch of holes. Lyme loves to attack neural tissues that keep you stuck in a PTSD loop - even if the ‘termites’ aren’t alive anymore.”
    Lyme is a mysterious illness that not all people know of. Showing up in symptoms like migraine, anxiety, acidic stomach and other unidentified malaise, your body feels at its worst.
    But, once doctors check, they find nothing serious and suggest that it's your imagination. Is it? Or did they miss identifying Lyme disease as the true and hidden culprit?
    Join our guest, Hailey Scarbrough, as she takes us through her holistic victory with Lyme disease. She tells her story about finding her trusted medical practitioners. Not to mention, the long-lasting protocol that doesn't have to include antibiotics.
    Indeed, knowledge is power. Let’s decode Lyme disease by listening to Episode 38 of the Gutsy Health Podcast to learn more!
    Exceptional Highlights:

    Lyme is an expensive disease to diagnose. The average patient spends tens of thousands of dollars for therapy and antibiotics.Post-traumatic stress disorder is a common effect of Lyme disease even after treatment.The gut and immune system may play a role in why some people are symptomatic and asymptomatic. 
    Show Highlights:
    Cortisol worsens Lyme
    Juanique 11:19
    As Lyme deteriorates your body, the stress hormone cortisol exacerbates it. From anxiety to depression, it turns into a PTSD feedback loop that turns your body against you.Anyone can have Lyme yet be asymptomatic
    Juanique 13:48
    Many of us could have Lyme yet be asymptomatic. To get better, the soil of the body, like your microbiome, must be a place where Lyme can't thrive.Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a dual purpose treatment

    Juanique 28:38
    Lyme is an anaerobic bacteria that cannot survive in non-oxygenated environments. Thus, a hyperbaric chamber saturates your body with megadoses of oxygen. It kills off the parasites, while hastening your healing process.Important Links: 
    Gutsy Health AcademyGutsy Health Digestion CourseGutsy Health Podcast InstagramProvo Health Clinic WebsiteProvo Health Clinic Hotline

    • 56 min
    S2E37 - The Value of Self-Awareness Thru Psychedelics and Core Energy

    S2E37 - The Value of Self-Awareness Thru Psychedelics and Core Energy

    Show Summary:
    “Renewal starts with the mind. When you understand your Core Energy and the impact of psychedelics for healing, awareness means half of the battle is won already."
    ‘Energy’ is indeed a meaningful word. A term loosely used around, it can connote different meanings that may pertain to our health, vibrancy, and even abstract ideas connected to the spiritual or ‘woowoo’ realm.
    Though the Gutsy Health platform leans more towards science-based advice and findings, we are open to discuss new concepts that push the boundaries of our long-held beliefs, as long as it helps us reach our peak performance. 
    Our guest, Lana Pribic, is a certified life coach and podcast host of Modern Psychedelics. She lets us into the two-fold topics of Core Energy and Psychedelics. Having used psychedelics recreationally, she experienced what it’s like to have barriers removed and be connected to her higher self. Later on, she studied at the prestigious Institute for Professional Excellence and Coaching (iPEC) to learn their trademarked Core Energy program.
    In this episode, you’ll understand why psychedelics can be helpful, and be aware of your own level within the hierarchy of the seven (7) types of Core Energy.
    Is psychedelics something you’d try for self-awareness? Find out and listen to Episode 37 of the Gutsy Health Podcast to learn more.
    Exceptional Highlights:
    Core Energy can either be one of two things. Catabolic is destructive, tearing down, and works against you. While Anabolic is supportive, constructive, fuelling and expansive. Discovered on the same year as the atomic bomb, psychedelics has become the atomic bomb for the mind. It allows you to see the world in a completely different way.Psychedelics are nonspecific amplifiers. They bring to the forefront your suppressions while tearing down your mind’s defense mechanisms. 
    Show Highlights:
    Origin of Core Energy 
    Lana Pribic 3:21
    Core energy lies as the root of our thoughts, belief systems, and our actions. It’s a default programming from everything as we grew up. Like in a cell’s nucleus - that’s where it all begins. 
    Beliefs differentiated from Energy
    Lana Pribic 4:51
    Beliefs are not core energy. Your core energy determines whether a set of beliefs are going to hold you back or move you forward.50% of Change comes from Awareness

    Lana Pribic 16:56
    When it comes to change, knowing is already 50% of the work. We can’t come to choice without awareness and it all starts in the head.  
    Important Links:
    The Gutsy Health Academy@lanapribic InstagramModern Psychedelics PodcastBegin Within Podcast Institute for Professional Excellence and Coaching 

    • 44 min
    S2E36 - Makeover Your Metabolism for Weight Loss

    S2E36 - Makeover Your Metabolism for Weight Loss

    Show Summary:
     “Weight loss should be easy. Knowing your body's Metabolic Ecosystem allows you to burn fat, even while relaxing and eating the food that you want.
    After following a rigid weight loss plan, it’s frustrating to see unsustainable results. Hour-long cardios? Check. Clean eating? Check. Reduced calories? Check. But how come we are not seeing any obvious progress?
    Meet our guest, Megan Hansen, a ‘cool dietitian’ that helped 6,000 people drop the fat and find food freedom by repairing their metabolism. Having struggled with bulimia and packing on the pounds, she felt like a fraud. In her search for answers, she found out about the Metabolic Ecosystem platform that she's known for today.
    In this episode, discover the six (6) interdependent factors that affect your metabolism rate - yet overlooked by most in the industry today.
    Educate yourself and combat weight gain for good. Join us and listen to Episode 36 of the Gutsy Health Podcast to learn more!
    Exceptional Highlights:
    Limiting calorie intake is a lie. Instead, a holistic approach on metabolism is the key behind permanent weight loss.Controlling blood sugar gives you more flexibility in your diet. It supports our hunger and satiety hormones that influence our energy and  cravings.Stress and lack of sleep are major factors that affect and slow down your metabolism. 
    Show Highlights:
    A balanced take on carbohydrates

    Megan Hansen 16:52
    “I’m not anti-carbs in any way. I'm pro-eating carbohydrates with protein, fat and fiber that keep your blood sugar steady.”Burn calories even on downtime
    Megan Hansen 20:43
    “So lean muscle tissue is the one thing that's going to use our basal metabolic rate. So if you want to increase the calories you're burning per day, at rest and doing nothing, put on some lean muscle tissue by lifting weights.” 
    Consequences of sacrificing sleep
    Megan Hansen 32:43
    “Sleep deprivation leads to eating anywhere from four to 500 extra calories a day, it affects our stress levels, the way that we're able to manage stress, and how much we live everyday.” 
    Important Links:
    Gutsy Health AcademyMastering Blood SugarConquering Cravings@megan.the.dietitian Instagram@themetabolismmakeover Instagram

    • 48 min
    S2E35 - How To Expedite The Right Order of Healing

    S2E35 - How To Expedite The Right Order of Healing

    Show Summary: "Outsourcing your health recovery to supplements or treatments, will rarely give you answers. To hasten healing, mindset and nutrition are intrinsic factors that you can control."
    Health issues are inevitable and unfortunate events that we face. Coming in forms of brain fog, panic attacks, inflammations, or other chronic diseases, experiencing these can debilitate or slow us down from living our best lives.
    And in our effort to bounce back, instead of focusing first on intrinsic, controllable factors such as our thoughts and food choices, most of us search for healing outside through popular supplements or undergoing treatments prescribed by a doctor.
    If you’ve been listening to the Gutsy Health Podcast, you know by now that there’s a chronological order of recovery protocol that you must follow. Skipping this may spell the difference in achieving the breakthrough that you need.

    In this episode, we’ll reveal why a sound mindset and proper nutrition are of utmost priority, and supplementation and treatment, even though helpful, fall to the bottom of that list.

    Optimize and hasten the momentum of your self-healing. Join us and listen to Episode 35 of the Gutsy Health Podcast to learn more!

    Exceptional Highlights:

    Follow the chronological order of protocol to expedite healing. First is the Mindset, second is Nutrition, Supplementation is third, and last is Treatment.

    To recuperate, you should prioritize sleep and rest because that's when eighty percent of healing happens. 

    Inflamed bodies are like burning buildings, while Proper Nutrition is the big hose that kills the fire.

    Show Highlights:

    Direct Effect of Mindset in Healing

    Juanique 10:29

    If your mind is not in alignment with healing, it is going to trigger your body to be in a fight or flight response, which wears and tears your body and creates more disease and dysfunction.

    Nutrition as the Primary Source for Healing

    Juanique 11:42

    Nutrient-dense foods like vegetables, leafy greens, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants -  these are the big hoses that put out the fire. 

    Supplementation & Treatments as Support to Healing

    Juanique 15:17

    Using the analogy of someone sick, they go to the doctor who prescribes supplementation. Did they talk to you about the big hose of nutrition in the first place? Why would you invest in a small hose of supplementation when the big hoses exist? You tend to outsource your power to supplements and treatments because it's easy, but invest in your nutrition first.

    Juanique 27:33

    If you want to accelerate healing, that's when you incorporate treatments. When starting a healing protocol, most people ask, “How long does it take to heal?”. People get frustrated when they hear 6 to 12 months. if you want to make it a three-month process, you could speed up that timeline with treatments.

    Important Links:

    Gutsy Health AcademyGutsy Health Digestion Course Gutsy Health Podcast Instagram

    • 30 min
    S2E34 - How Does Blue Light Affect Brain Health?

    S2E34 - How Does Blue Light Affect Brain Health?

    Show Summary: “The best thing you can do for your mitochondria is to lessen the consumption of blue light sources, and utilize devices that decrease blue light. Watch the sunrise and sunset as it boosts your mitochondrial function.”

    As we progressed in the dominance of the digital age, our gadgets such as smartphones, laptops, smart TVs, and many more had been prevalent in our lifestyle. It’s safe to say that they make our lives easier and it would be a lot harder to live without them. 

    But, are you protecting yourself from the harmful effects of blue and artificial lights that come from these devices? Not everyone knows why and how they affect our brain health. 

    And in this episode, we dive deep into the whys and hows of the relationship between blue light and our overall health - from the brain to skin, to our mental and physical health.

    We are joined by Dhruvin Patel, an eye expert and founder and CEO of Ocushield, to discuss the ins and outs of blue lights, how to maintain eye health, and prevent blue light from harming our health.

    Becoming the captain of your well-being doesn’t have to be complicated. We’re here to guide you throughout your self-healing journey. Join us and listen to Episode 34 of the Gutsy Health Podcast to learn more!

    Get 20% discount when you buy Ocushield products using  the code GUTSYHEALTH20

    Exceptional Highlights:
    Blue light from screens affects the eyes; causing eye strain and fatigue, leading to headaches.Artificial blue lights suppress the melatonin hormone, which affects the quality of sleep.

    Show Highlights:
    What does blue light do biologically to our bodies?
    Dhruvin Patel 8:30
    Our eyes are very smart; they can see lots of light sources so you want to reduce the flicker in lighting. Flicker rate is something called Hertz. Aim to use devices with a lesser flicker rate. 

    Why should the younger generation lessen their screen time?
    Dhruvin Patel 11:56
    Children’s eye lenses don’t develop until they are teenagers, and the lens is an important natural filter for UV and blue light. Long-term exposure to blue light can eventually cause macular degeneration, which affects your central vision. 

    Get 20% discount when you buy Ocushield products using  the code GUTSYHEALTH20

    Two recommended steps to lessen the impact of blue light:
    Dhruvin Patel 13:15
    The proximity of the device. Position your device or light source farther away from the eyes. Turn down the brightness.

    Frequent usage of devices
    Dhruvin Patel 14:13
    Try not to use your devices the first hour when you wake up and the last hour before you sleep. Especially when you wake up and your body is in an alpha state, which means you’re more susceptible to what you’re taking in.

    Get 20% discount when you buy Ocushield products using  the code GUTSYHEALTH20

    Important Links:
    Dhruvin Patel Instagram Ocushield Instagram EMFs and Environmental Stressors Podcast EpisodeDigestion Restoration Course

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
493 Ratings

493 Ratings

Shannyn Pearce ,

Such good content!

I love that they cover deep concepts but make it so simple. The information provided is outstanding! The episode on bio hacking was mind blowing.

hemingwayhalfdozen ,


This podcast is an awesome example of how SIMPLE and EFFECTIVE holistic health can be! I would highly recommend it to anyone who’s trying to UP-LEVEL their health in any way!
- Dr. Thomas Hemingway

suzie d from fl ,

Helpful but very negative and cynical

I love the information they share and the guest speakers. But there tends to be a very negative undertone that could cause fear. Be sure to balance this out with something positive

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