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Health can be a simple topic, it doesn’t need to be complicated or frustrating. The truth is our bodies were designed to feel good and heal on their own. Our job is to help them along the way. Maybe even get out of the way. It’s a simple process: get educated, become empowered and take action!

Health Made Simple Show Podcas‪t‬ Dr. Bart & Karen Wojciechowski CHC

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Health can be a simple topic, it doesn’t need to be complicated or frustrating. The truth is our bodies were designed to feel good and heal on their own. Our job is to help them along the way. Maybe even get out of the way. It’s a simple process: get educated, become empowered and take action!

    37: 3 Types of Health Personalities

    37: 3 Types of Health Personalities

    In this episode, we go over the three health personalities and how each one approaches their health. The first personality type is Follower Fred, the second is Mediocre Mike, and the last one is Harry the Hero.
    Dr. Bart and Karen describe how each personality will fare in 2021 with regards to the coronavirus and vaccines. We also highlight the importance of being clear about what we want and not fearing the uncomfortable.  
    Everyone has some aspects of each personality type, and it’s important to acknowledge them so we can grow.
    Know which “person” is steering the wheel of your health decisions and take deliberate action!

    1. Why Health Personalities?  At a leadership summit, Dr. Bart was asked to speak about what we learned about health in 2020. We learned that health is our most important asset in the world, but the actions for health are not there. Health in 2021 is not going to slow down. Members at the World Health Organization already have plans in place through 2028. Using the model of health personalities, you can cultivate awareness of how you and your loved ones approach health so you know what areas you need to grow in.

    2. Follower Fred  One key characteristic of Follow Fred is that he believes that things just happen to him. For example, if Fred has high-blood pressure and goes to the doctor, he thinks this condition just happened to him. Those with the Follower Fred personality type also don’t have strategic plans for their health. You can find Fred at a fast-food restaurant because he doesn’t connect his health with what he puts into his body. Follower Fred doesn’t take accountability for his actions and doesn’t acknowledge the impact his actions have on his health. He is also very fearful. We all have a little bit of Follower Fred in us. We’ve all been there and blamed a certain health condition of ours on someone else. For example, have you ever blamed getting sick on the person next to who coughed?  The truth is, you got sick because your body, at that moment, wasn’t able to fight off the germs. That result is on you and your health actions. Follower Fred doesn’t take action for his health until he already has the disease. Sadly, the majority of our country goes about their health with a Follower Fred mentality. In the United States, we consume about forty percent of the world’s drugs when we have less than five percent of the world’s population. If this news is starting to sting, it’s okay! Most of you who follow this show aren’t Follower Freds, but it’s important to acknowledge the places within us that do blame things on others and use that knowledge to level-up. 

    3. Mediocre Mike A defining characteristic of Mediocre Mike is that he does not want to get uncomfortable. Mediocre Mike is very intelligent. This personality type looks into health data via books, websites, and podcasts. He or she knows what health strategies would help them thrive, but they’re not taking the actions.   Mediocre Mike will tell you about all the things he used to be able to do, and he’ll list all his health issues. He does this to get the person in front of him to buy into the excuses of why Mediocre Mike isn’t the best version of himself. Mediocre Mikes will commit to eating healthy but will joke that they aren’t giving up their ice cream or sugars. Mediocre Mike doesn’t have boundless energy for his family and things that are important to him, and he has excuses as to why. He starts to shift his energy into things like business, and he uses that as an excuse for not putting his energy into his health.   Again, we all have some of Mike in us. We all have a big deck of excuses. Once Mediocre Mike has said the excuses enough, he sadly starts to believe them. One tragedy about those who identify with this personality type is that they

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    36: Britt Colquitt

    36: Britt Colquitt

    On this episode of the Health Made Simple Show special guest, Britt Colquitt, joins us and shares how he optimizes his mind and body for peak performance.   
    Britt is a twelve-year veteran of the NFL and currently a punter for the Minnesota Vikings. In 2016, Britt won the Super Bowl with his team the Denver Broncos.
    However, Britt isn’t the only professional football player in his family. Both his father and brother earned championship rings from the Super Bowl as well. At home, he is a loving husband and father of four kids. 
    In this episode, we dive into Britt’s ability to play at a professional level without injuries, the importance of daily routines, and what it means to have a family-mindset both on and off the field. Britt also shares his passion for faith and how he’s able to block out distractions to live his purpose. 

    -- Britt’s Story  As a child, Britt always dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. His dad was also a punter for the NFL, and his passion for football imprinted on Britt. 
    Britt’s father won two Super Bowls with the Steelers and told his two sons that when he dies each of his sons will get a ring. Britt jokingly remembers tugging on his father’s shirt asking when that time would be. 
    Britt attributes his success in the NFL to having his dad as a role model. “The biggest part of why I’m here is that I just thought it was normal, and I believed it could be true,” Britt said.
    1. Preparation  The average NFL career is 3.3 years, and Britt is currently in his 12th year. When he began playing in the NFL, Britt said he didn’t worry too much about preparing his body for the physical demands of the game. It wasn’t until after seeing his older brother suffer an injury from tackling someone that Britt realized he needed to build strength in other areas of his body if he wanted to prevent injury. Through working with Dr. Bart, Britt realized that the body is one well-oiled machine with each part affecting the other. To protect his punting leg, he began to get stronger from head to toe and in the mind and body.

    2. Chiropractic and Bodywork  In Denver, a chiropractor showed Britt how the muscular system supports the adjustments that the doctors make in the body. Britt began to notice that when he supported all systems of the body, he felt stronger in his punting leg, and that’s when he cultivated an appreciation for holistic bodywork.   He learned about cross patterns in the body that help him play at peak performance. For example, he said right now, his right quad and left hamstring are very strong to support his punting leg and a sustainable career. Holistic bodywork helps Britt stay away from injury and the routine aches and pains.  With a proactive approach to his health, Britt has never missed a game in his twelve-year career. Britt’s story highlights the importance of strategically strengthening the mind and body instead of waiting until the injury comes to start bodywork.

    3. Importance of Routines  One of Dr. Bart’s simple routine follows the saying, “If you win in the morning, you win the day.” Every morning, Britt wakes up and says a prayer to get in the right mindset. During the season, even if he’s short on time, he listens to a morning devotional in the car on the way to work. Being a believer, maintaining his faith is a priority. He tells his kids that like any relationship, the one with God needs to be maintained. Taking time to talk to God, just as you’d take time to spend with a friend, is the most important routine Britt cultivates every day.   Britt also prioritizes his nutrition and hydration, and he tries to eat as clean as he can. He said now, with his diet cleaned up, he feels better than he did his first year in the league. He has more energy, feels stronger, and is able to keep up with the physical demands

    • 1 hr 1 min
    35: Dr. Dave Hogsed

    35: Dr. Dave Hogsed

    This week on the Health Made Simple Show, we’re joined by Dr. Dave Hogsed. As our first returnee-guest,  Dr. Dave is a chiropractor and runs the Natural Health Care Professionals Clinic in Fort Myers, FL. He specializes in combining nutritional and herbal therapies with pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF). 
    Dr. Dave is also a clinical consultant and speaker for Standard Process, the whole-food product company, and his seminars are best known for simplifying clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, PEMF, laboratory testing, and weight management.
    In this episode, per popular demand, Dr. Bart, Karen, and Dr. Dave navigate common questions about the COVID vaccine and how it affects your health. 
    As a disclaimer, Dr. Bart and Dr. Dave don’t claim to be experts in vaccines and do not want to influence your decision to get vaccinated.
    Rather this episode is simply about educating on how vaccines affect your health and how to prepare your body for a vaccine.
    The art of leveling up is knowing how your actions affect your health and creating a strategy to counterbalance possible side effects. 
    Because this vaccine may become mandatory to do things such as travel or work, we have to prepare our minds and bodies for optimal health.
    1. Recent Statistics on COVID 

    Statistics and data help us make informed decisions about our health. Dr. Bart recently read that if you get exposed to COVID and have a robust immune system, data suggest that you can develop antibodies for at least eight months or ongoing. Dr. Dave mentioned a new statistic that said 80% of people exposed to COVID never develop symptoms. In addition, the Pfizer CEO has gone on record and said the vaccine has yet to be proven to defend the spread. This is because the COVID vaccine is slightly different than most vaccines. With this vaccine, you’re not getting a live vaccine to become immune. Rather this vaccine functions by a different mechanism. These statistics highlight the importance of being proactive about your health. 2. Booster Shots 

    A major health concern with all vaccines is the foreign materials that they leave in the body. The accumulation of toxins, no matter if it’s alcohol, non-organic foods, or debris left by vaccines, may take a toll on your liver. So, we must understand how the COVID vaccine booster shots may contribute to the accumulation of toxins in the body. After the initial vaccination, the COVID vaccine requires you to get additional booster shots. Professionals that work with the vaccine are now thinking that patients who have already been vaccinated will need to get more booster shots somewhere within the next three months. Some reports suggest that patients may potentially need to get additional booster shots two more times in the first year. Because most people get the flu shot every year and have accumulated other toxins in the body, you should be aware of the extra foreign substances entering the body from the boosters of the vaccine.

    3. Vaccine Readiness  -- Detoxification One way to prepare your body for a vaccine is detoxification. Detoxification support is a wonderful nutritional strategy to manage the possible effects of a foreign substance entering the body. There are still huge question marks about how the COVID vaccine works in the body and the physical mechanisms that it affects. However, what we know for sure is that the vaccine is foreign material and will need continuous injections. So simple detox support is step number one if you get vaccinated.   Moving forward on your health journey, you can’t ignore the component of toxins in the body. To start, understand all three phases of liver detox. Also know that if the liver is supported by whole foods, cruciferous vegetables, and herbs like milk thistle, it can handle removing all the toxins in the body. In regards t

    • 55 min
    34: The LIVER episode

    34: The LIVER episode

    In this episode, we talk about the liver. Although it may not be the most glamorous organ, the liver is our main source of energy and gets every toxin out of our bodies. Dr. Bart offers a fresh perspective on the liver, one which may help you understand some of your health problems like high cholesterol, constipation, and skin diseases. 
    We go over the tell-tale signs your liver is in trouble, what damages the liver, and the purpose of the gallbladder.  
    Dr. Bart and Karen also delve into the three phases of detox and what happens in the body when the toxins can’t get through all three phases. He also shares what discoveries he’s made about the liver from examining patients’ lab tests pre- and post-COVID, and what viruses mean for our liver health. 
    Our livers are our life force, and luckily, they are extremely resilient. Dr. Bart goes offers clear health strategies and herbs to nourish and restore the organ that does so much for you. 

    1.  Why talk about the liver?  We live by the way of our liver. In traditional Chinese medicine, they prioritized the liver as the number one source of chi, or life force energy, in the body. However, most modern-day medicine practitioners only look at the liver when it’s already diseased. Because the liver is responsible for getting rid of every toxin that comes into the body, we have to be proactive in keeping it clean and healthy. From what you eat to what you put on your skin, toxins must pass through the liver to get out.  2. Liver Functions Not only does the liver detox the body, but it also stores essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals. The liver also stores glycogen, which is the back-up source of energy the body uses when it’s under stress. The liver makes cholesterol and also eliminates cholesterol. However, cholesterol can get stacked up in the liver if there’s a back-up of other toxins, and that’s when you’ll experience high cholesterol.  Another essential function of the liver is the production of bile. Bile helps waste easily move through your small intestine and get eliminated. If you don’t have good production or good storage of bile, then you may become constipated and toxins can’t leave your body.

    3. The Gallbladder’s role If the liver is Batman, then think of the gallbladder as Robin. The gallbladder stores the extra bile that your liver makes. When your liver is dealing with other toxins and can’t secrete proper amounts of bile, the gallbladder steps in to carry out the function. 4. Tell-Tale Signs that Your Liver Needs Help  Fatigue Jaundice  Your skin begins to turn yellow Hormone imbalances All your hormones go through your liver. For example, the liver converts T4 thyroids to T3 thyroids. However, if your liver is dealing with all these other chemicals and toxins, it’s unable to keep up with the proper balance of hormones.    Skin issues  If you have hives, psoriasis, eczema, and other skin issues, start by looking at the liver. These skin issues could be caused by toxins trying to release through the skin rather than through the bladder or intestines.   Allergies  5. What damages the liver?
    Our livers are resilient. You could’ve been putting alcohol, drugs, and toxins in it for 50 years, but if you properly cleanse and replenish the essential nutrients to the liver, it can recover quickly. However, something damages the liver more than others. The first thing that begins to damage the liver is constantly putting toxins into the body, whether it be in the form of alcohol or non-organic food. Worry, concern, and fear also weaken the liver’sstrength, and last but not least, viruses are also extremely damaging for the liver. 

    6. The Three Phases of Liver Detox  We are always in the process of detoxing. The ultimate goal, or the mark of a healthy system, is creat

    • 1 hr 5 min
    33: The Pain Episode

    33: The Pain Episode

    This week on the Health Made Simple Show, we’re talking about pain.
    Learn what your pain means and how to manage chronic or acute injuries in the body. In this episode, Dr. Bart and Karen highlight how fear impacts our experience of pain and the direct way your gut health can help alleviate inflammation.
    We explore common types of pain like arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, pulled muscles, and headaches.
    The good news is that you do not have to live in pain! Dr. Bart teaches simple health strategies to heal your pain and live a more vibrant life, where you’re able to be the best version of yourself.
    We aren’t ourselves when we’re in pain 

    Pain affects everyone, and it makes us all different humans. When we’re in pain, we’re focusing on the pain, and we aren’t able to show up as the sons, daughters, parents, or boss that we are.
    1. Two Types of Pain  The two types of pain are chronic and acute.  1. Chronic pain can be distinguished as a pain you’ve had for a long period. If you wake up in pain frequently from an old injury or surgery, you have chronic pain. Arthritis and fibromyalgia are common types of chronic pain. 
    2. Acute pain is pain from an injury that happened recently. For example, if you fell off a bike and broke your arm, the pain you feel from the fracture is acute. If you know exactly what happened to cause the pain and the pain eventually stops, it’s most likely acute pain. After you heal the injury, you no longer have the acute pain.

      2. Pain and Fear  Most people amplify their physical pain by their fear, worry, and concern. The fear comes from the unknown. When people don’t know where their pain came from or how they’re going to stop it, fear may begin to set in. Adding the emotional component of fear changes the biochemistry of the human body. You should be cautious when adding the emotional elements of fear, worry, and concern to both chronic and acute pain.    3. Remedies for Chronic Pain   If you or someone you know is experiencing chronic pain, use heat. Heating pads and warmers build heat in the body, but you should also use movement. Movement can include stretching, massaging, and physical activities. With chronic pain, anything that produces heat and activates tissues of the painful area will help alleviate your pain.

    4. Remedies for Acute Pain  When you have an acute injury, use ice and do not move it. Many people’s first instinct when they have acute pain, like pulling a muscle, is to start moving. The fear, worry, and concern about your pain may lead you to think you need to start massaging the affected area.  However, adding heat and movement to acute pain is like adding fuel to the fire. So with acute pain, it’s best to follow the acronym RICE: rest, ice, compress, and elevate. 5. Pain as Feedback from the Body  Our bodies communicate with us via pain. At first, the pain may be minor, but if we ignore it or keep tinkering with the affected area, our pain will get louder. When you ignore pain or try to numb it, you may experience bigger health issues later on because the body was trying to tell you one thing, and you gave it another.  6.  Inflammation

    Inflammation also comes in chronic and acute categories.  With acute inflammation, the affected area immediately swells up. For example, if you just sprained your ankle, your ankle becomes inflamed as a self-casting mechanism two prevent you from moving. Inflammation also sends a signal to your body. If your ankle swells, your body will send it additional nutrients like oxygen and hormones to begin the healing process. Because acute inflammation serves as a self-cast and a signal for more nutrients, it’s important to not take anti-inflammatory medicines when you have acute pain.  The number one place of chronic inflammation is in the gu

    • 1 hr 1 min
    32: 2021 Mindset Edition with Patrick Precourt

    32: 2021 Mindset Edition with Patrick Precourt

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