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On Learn True Health, Ashley James interviews today's most successful natural healers. Learn True Health was created for YOU, the health enthusiast! If you are passionate about organic living or struggling with health issues and looking to gain your health naturally, our holistic podcast is what you have been looking for! Ashley James interviews Naturopathic Doctors and expert holistic health care practitioners to bring you key holistic health information, results based advice and new natural steps you can take to achieve true health, starting NOW! If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, if you are fed up with prescription drug side effects, if you want to live in optimal health but you don't know where to start, this podcast is for you! If you are looking for ACTIONABLE advice from holistic doctors to get you on your path to healing, you will enjoy the wisdom each episode brings. Each practitioner will leave you with a challenge, something that you can do now, and each day, to measurably improve your health, energy, and vitality. Learn about new healing diet strategies, how to boost your immune system, balance your hormones, increase your energy, what supplements to take and why and how to experience your health and stamina in a new way.

Learn True Health with Ashley James Ashley James

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On Learn True Health, Ashley James interviews today's most successful natural healers. Learn True Health was created for YOU, the health enthusiast! If you are passionate about organic living or struggling with health issues and looking to gain your health naturally, our holistic podcast is what you have been looking for! Ashley James interviews Naturopathic Doctors and expert holistic health care practitioners to bring you key holistic health information, results based advice and new natural steps you can take to achieve true health, starting NOW! If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, if you are fed up with prescription drug side effects, if you want to live in optimal health but you don't know where to start, this podcast is for you! If you are looking for ACTIONABLE advice from holistic doctors to get you on your path to healing, you will enjoy the wisdom each episode brings. Each practitioner will leave you with a challenge, something that you can do now, and each day, to measurably improve your health, energy, and vitality. Learn about new healing diet strategies, how to boost your immune system, balance your hormones, increase your energy, what supplements to take and why and how to experience your health and stamina in a new way.

    453 Degree of Green, Human Health vs. Environmental Health, What You Need To Know About Achieving a Non-Toxic Home and Work Environment to Prevent Disease, Clean Air and Water, The Green Design Center, Andrew Pace

    453 Degree of Green, Human Health vs. Environmental Health, What You Need To Know About Achieving a Non-Toxic Home and Work Environment to Prevent Disease, Clean Air and Water, The Green Design Center, Andrew Pace

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    • 2 hr 38 min
    452 Turn On The Healing Properties In Food Through Fermentation, Healing the Gut with Homemade Live Cultured Pickles, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Yogurt, Kefir, Kombucha, and More! Create Powerful Probiotics, Sandor Ellix Katz

    452 Turn On The Healing Properties In Food Through Fermentation, Healing the Gut with Homemade Live Cultured Pickles, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Yogurt, Kefir, Kombucha, and More! Create Powerful Probiotics, Sandor Ellix Katz

    Fermenting Kit that Ashley recommends: https://amzn.to/3oz2XHJ
    Specials:
    Energybits - LearnTrueHealth.com/energybits - Use coupon code LTH
    Medicinal Aloe - LearnTrueHealth.com/aloe - Use coupon code LTH2020
    At Home Test - Viome.com - Use coupon code LTH
    Sandor's website https://www.wildfermentation.com
     
    Food Fermentation: Process, Benefits, Foods to Try, Tips, and More!  https://www.learntruehealth.com/food-fermentation
     
    Highlights:
    How fermented foods affect the immune system Vinegar pickle vs. fermented pickle Fermented foods and beverages are full of unique metabolic byproducts Pre-digestion of fermented foods makes the nutrients more bioavailable Can fermented foods be frozen?  
    Have you ever made your own fermented food or drink? In this episode, Sandor Ellix Katz, founder of wildfermentation.com, talks about what foods can be fermented and the basics of fermenting food. He explains the benefits of eating fermented foods. He also gives some tips on how to encourage kids to eat fermented food.
    Intro:
    Hello, true health seeker, and welcome to another exciting episode of the Learn True Health podcast. This episode today is about gut health and fun things that you can do in your kitchen right now to help you build a healthier, happier gut. Before we get to today’s episode, I got to tell you about three resources that have been life-changing, not only for me but for many of my listeners. We actually have specials on right now that this company is offering us.
    The first one I want to talk about is Stockton Aloe. I had the founder on my show. He is a doctor who has a very unique company. It’s medicinal aloe, and it is the only company that delivers fresh aloe harvested the same day and totally unadulterated. It’s considered raw aloe, it is not processed at all other than they fillet it, and they remove the gel from the inside, excluding the outer layers of the aloe, the outer skins, which can cause irritability in the gut. Often, most aloe drinks on the market don’t exclude those, so most aloe drinks out there produce diarrhea, which is the exact opposite of what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to help heal the good. 
    There are many studies that show that by consuming, drinking medicinal aloe that we speed up healing time, not only in our gut but also in other parts of the body. People notice that their skin is more radiant. They’re noticing their face is looking more beautiful and their skin is more toned. Obviously, their hair, their nails, and their digestion are better. Everything starts to get better.
    I’ve personally given some aloe to a few friends who’ve had some serious medical conditions. I had a friend who was going through cyclical vomiting from a migraine that triggers vomiting, and she was just in absolutely dire straits. I gave her a jug of this and she said it was totally life-changing to drink it every day. I’ve had several friends that have had these similar issues like IBS or heartburn, and with all of them, I’ve noticed that by them drinking this aloe, they immediately see results. 
    What’s really fun is that when our family had a bout of what might have been food poisoning, or it might have been some little gastrointestinal bug. I’m not sure what it was, but our whole family was sort of down and out for the count. Our little son, I got him to start drinking the aloe right away as we had the unfortunate experience of basically having all the symptoms of food poisoning. We all started drinking it, but what I noticed is that it immediately stopped the vomiting. It stopped indigestion, it stopped nausea. 
    Our son, who I believe was four at the time, started really enjoying it. It doesn’t taste like candy so to have a kid actually like something that’s healthy for you is exciting. And then when one of his friends had a gut issue, my son said, “Hey, d

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    451 Feeding Your Microbiome & Mitochondria, New At-Home Test Determines How To Uniquely Promote The Health of Your Good Gut Bacteria Leading To Decreased Disease & Optimized Mental, Emotional & Physical Health, VIOME Systems Biologist Ally Perlina

    451 Feeding Your Microbiome & Mitochondria, New At-Home Test Determines How To Uniquely Promote The Health of Your Good Gut Bacteria Leading To Decreased Disease & Optimized Mental, Emotional & Physical Health, VIOME Systems Biologist Ally Perlina

    Use listener coupon code LTH at viome.com for the gut and mitochondrial testing and food & supplement recommendations.
     
    Viome Gut Microbiome Testing’s Results Interpretation and Food and Supplement Recommendations https://www.learntruehealth.com/viome-gut-microbiome
     
    Highlights:
    No one good food is always good for everybody What does metabolites do for the body What does microbiome-induced stress mean How does Viome help improve our health What is the difference of Viome’s supplements  
    Are all foods, especially fruits and vegetables, beneficial for all people? In an ideal world, all fruits and vegetables would be good for everyone. But that is not the case. In this episode, Ally Perlina shares with us the revolutionary tests that Viome has created. She explains how they came about their food and supplement recommendations and how to interpret their test results. She also shares how their supplements are different from others.
     
    Intro:
    Hello, true health seeker, and welcome to another exciting episode of the Learn True Health podcast. It’s been a few weeks since I did this interview, so I do have more updates for you. I discuss in this interview the results of the Viome test. You may remember a while back, I interviewed the founder of Viome. Viome is a company where they send you an at-home test kit. It’s very easy to use, and you give them a tiny sample of your blood and your stool. And then soon you’ll also be able to give them your saliva. They run hundreds of thousands of genetic expression pathways on the bacteria of your gut and your mitochondria.
    What that provides is allows them to see what your bacteria do in terms of what chemicals it makes once you eat. So when you eat something, the bacteria turn it into chemicals. Some of these chemicals are incredibly harmful and cause disease, and we don’t even realize it. Someone could be eating a carrot and that’s causing them to have health problems because their microbiome is transforming something seemingly helpful into a negative chemical for them specifically.
    For me, it was actually very interesting. My results were incredibly interesting. I have implemented their advice, and I also started taking their supplements. Right away, which really shocked me, I noticed a change in my gut. I have good gut health, but I noticed this entirely new level of gut health. I’m like holy crow, that was amazing. I’m really very intrigued by the results. I think that if you have the means to do so, everyone should do a Viome test kit. It gives you the information you could not possibly ever get from going to any doctor. It’s absolutely state of the art. Today I have on the scientist, the mastermind behind it all, so she’s going to explain.
    This is why it is a longer interview because she does go through my own results and then explains. I try to have her explain it from the perspective of other people as well and how this would also pertain to reversing disease, preventing disease, increasing longevity, reversing age. You can actually reverse cellular age, which is phenomenal and quite exciting. So all this information is shared today, and I want to let you know that Viome does give us a great discount, both on their home test kits and their supplements. Go to viome.com and use the coupon code LTH as in Learn True Health. So always use the coupon code LTH every time you buy from them and you’ll get the discount.
    I want to let you know that very soon, and for a very limited time during the American Thanksgiving Cyber Sale that’s coming up really soon, they’re going to be giving us an even bigger deal. So I highly recommend marking that in your calendar and checking it out.
    You can also join the Learn True Health Facebook group because there are about six other wonderful health companies that have offered the Learn True Health li

    • 2 hr 53 min
    450 Gain Your Power Through Remote Quantum Healing, SCIO Quantum Biofeedback, Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), and Neurofeedback, Integrative Medicine, Chronic Pain, Parasites, Cancer, Energy Work, Dr. Vienna Lafrenz

    450 Gain Your Power Through Remote Quantum Healing, SCIO Quantum Biofeedback, Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), and Neurofeedback, Integrative Medicine, Chronic Pain, Parasites, Cancer, Energy Work, Dr. Vienna Lafrenz

    Contact Dr. Vienna Lafrenz www.natural-therapeutics.com
    Christmas Gift Ideas! Energybits.com and the magnesium products at livingthegoodlifenaturally.com use coupon code LTH for both!
    Visit TakeYourSupplements.com to get on Dr. Wallach's protocol & the supplements that Ashley and her family have been taking for the last ten years.
    Check out IIN and get a free module: LearnTrueHealth.com/coach
     
    Remote Healing with SCIO Quantum Biofeedback https://www.learntruehealth.com/remote-healing-with-scio-quantum-biofeedback
     
    Highlights:
    What remote Biofeedback is What therapeutic ultrasound is Self-love and healing Emotion has a huge impact on healing Different modalities for healing How food choices affect our body and mood  
    Did you know that you can get remote healing? In this episode, Dr. Vienna Lafrenz shares how she helps her clients heal by using different modalities. One amazing tool that she uses is the SCIO machine, which works through remote Biofeedback. She explains what the SCIO does and how it helped her clients. What’s fascinating about Vienna’s healing approach is that she helps her clients heal holistically—emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and energetic. She explains that if we don’t have self-love, it hinders us from healing fully, so having self-love would be the first thing that needs to be worked on to heal.
     
    Intro:
    Hello, true health seeker, and welcome to another exciting episode of the Learn True Health podcast. You’re in for such a ride today with Dr. Vienna. I can’t wait for you to hear today’s episode.
    You know, there are 53 days left until Christmas if you’re listening to this the day I publish it. If you’re listening to it later, Christmas is just around the corner. I love giving holistic presents to my friends and family. I’m going to tell you a few that I absolutely love.
    The Magnesium Soak, you can listen to my interviews. Just type in Magnesium Soak at learntruehealth.com and listen to those interviews. Absolutely amazing. Kristen Bowen, I think she said she was 97 pounds, having 30 seizures a day, in a wheelchair, and unable to talk. Now, she’s in perfect health. One of the biggest things that helped her was her magnesium soak that she sells on her website, livingthegoodlifenaturally.com. Be sure to use the coupon code: LTH when you go to her website, livingthegoodlifenaturally.com. Coupon code: LTH.
    I love the Magnesium Creme. I love the Magnesium Soak. You put it in a foot bath or put it in your bathtub for you and your kids. I also love the Magnesium Muscle Creme, which is amazing for aches, pains, and tension headaches. That absolutely must be on your Christmas gift list, your holiday gift list.
    The other great gift I love giving my holistic friends is ENERGYbits. Go to energybits.com. Grab a few of the bags of ENERGYbits for your sister, your mom, your best friend. They’re fantastic snacks. Kids love them too because they make your tongue turn green or blue, depending on whether you get the chlorella or spirulina. They help to detox the body. They’re filled with readily available protein and tons of vitamins. I think I have seven different interviews about chlorella and spirulina, specifically about the ENERGYbits brand. I’ve interviewed the founder of that company.
    There are only two companies I know of that do not contain any lead in their chlorella. If you buy some over the counter, go to some health food store and buy chlorella, there’s going to be that little warning on it that says, in the state of California, this causes cancer. That’s because there’s actually lead in those bags of chlorella. But in ENERGYbits, in their chlorella, there’s zero because of their process of how they grow their crop and how they then turn the crop into little edible tablets.
    So listen to my interviews on the Magnesium S

    • 2 hr 48 min
    449 The New Science of Food, Hormones, & Health, Dr. Neal Barnard Discusses Healing, Improving & Preventing PCOS, Endometriosis, Insulin Function, PMS, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, & Prostate Cancer

    449 The New Science of Food, Hormones, & Health, Dr. Neal Barnard Discusses Healing, Improving & Preventing PCOS, Endometriosis, Insulin Function, PMS, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, & Prostate Cancer

    Check out IIN and get a free module: LearnTrueHealth.com/coach
    Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health:  https://amzn.to/31G9bfw
     
    Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health by Dr. Neal Barnard https://www.learntruehealth.com/your-body-in-balance-the-new-science-of-food-hormones-and-health-by-dr-neal-barnard
     
    Highlights:
    How to lower estrogen levels Impact of decreasing estrogen levels on hormone-related illnesses Soy products affect hormone levels Why does eating animal products disrupt hormones Effects of dairy consumption  
    Do you have hormone-related issues like PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, or type 2 diabetes? In this episode, Dr. Neal Barnard shares how those can be healed by removing meat and animal products from our diet. He explains the effects of dairy consumption and why we should remove dairy products from our diet.
     
    [00:00:00] Ashley James: Welcome to the Learn True Health podcast. I’m your host, Ashley James. This is episode 449. I am so excited for today’s guest. We have back on the show Dr. Neal Barnard. You were in episode 256 so it’s been a while. Now we’re in the 400s of our interviews. We had you on for one of your books, the Cheese Trap, which was amazing. I highly recommend listeners go back and check out episode 256 if you haven’t already. Dr. Barnard, you are on the forefront of the whole food, plant-based movement showing people that we can heal our body with food, and now you’ve come out with a book teaching us—especially women—how we can balance our hormones, gain fertility, breeze through menopause, and even how to manage things like cancer—when it’s hormone-related cancers—all using food as medicine. I’m very happy to have you back on the show.
     
    [00:01:08] Dr. Neal Barnard: Well, thank you. It’s great to be back.
     
    [00:01:10] Ashley James: Absolutely. We did dive a bit into your bio in our last interview and what led you to want to become a doctor that practices whole food, plant-based food as a way of healing people. So I want to jump right in, why did you write your latest book, Your Body In Balance? What compelled you to want to help use food to balance our hormones?
     
    [00:01:34] Dr. Neal Barnard: Up until now, most people have thought of food in rather modest terms. That if you’re eating the wrong kinds of foods, you’ll gain weight. You change your diet and lose weight. Maybe your cholesterol will go down, your blood sugar can improve—that kind of stuff. We can be much more ambitious than that when it comes to tuning up our health.
    Almost every function of your body is controlled by hormones. Hormones are made in one organ. They go through the bloodstream to reach another organ, and they tell it what to do. If you could control your hormones, let’s say you can control thyroid hormone, which gives energy to your cells, you can control estrogens, which controls sexual function, reproductive function. What if you can control insulin, which deals with your blood sugar levels? There are so many more. If you can control all those, you can control your health in a far more sophisticated way than you might have imagined. Amazingly enough, the key to it is food.
     
    [00:02:36] Ashley James: Why is that? When did you first start seeing that food had such a profound impact on hormones?
     
    [00:02:45] Dr. Neal Barnard: Well, it actually started out sort of by accident. I was sitting at my desk. A young woman called me up, and she had terrible menstrual pain. Many women have some menstrual cramps, but for maybe 1 in 10, it’s just off the scale, I can’t go to work today type pain, and that was her situation. I realized I could give her painkillers for a couple of days, but what would that do for the next month, the month after that, or the month after that? So I said to her,

    • 49 min
    448 Rip Esselstyn Founder of Plant-Strong by Engine 2, Firefighter Turned WFPB Health Activist Shows How We Can Heal & Prevent Obesity, Heart Disease, Diabetes and Infections with a Delicious Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet

    448 Rip Esselstyn Founder of Plant-Strong by Engine 2, Firefighter Turned WFPB Health Activist Shows How We Can Heal & Prevent Obesity, Heart Disease, Diabetes and Infections with a Delicious Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet

    Link to the Solo Sunlighten Sauna 25% off Sale:
    Use coupon code: TrueHealthSolo
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    Plant Strong Primer Kitchen Event:
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    Rip Esselstyn of Engine 2: Prevent Obesity, Cancer, and Heart Disease with A Delicious Plant Strong Diet https://www.learntruehealth.com/rip-esselstyn-of-engine-2-prevent-obesity-cancer-and-heart-disease-with-a-delicious-plant-strong-diet
     
    Highlights:
    What inspired Rip to go whole food, plant-based How Rip started working with the firefighters Impact of eating whole food, plant-based How to stay on whole food plant-based while traveling  
    In this episode, Rip Esselstyn tells his origin story on how he became a healthy eating advocate. He shares how he started helping firefighters and other people to eat whole food, plant-based. He talks about his different ventures, including his Plant-Strong Podcast, his Engine 2—soon to be Plant-Strong—food products, and the events they’re hosting to help people get started and stay on the whole food, plant-based diet.
    Intro:
    Hello, true health seeker, and welcome to another exciting episode of the Learn True Health podcast. I know you’re going to love today’s episode. Before we get to it, I got to tell you about a super awesome deal that’s going on right now. As you may know, if you have listened to several episodes, you might have heard me rave about the Sunlighten Sauna company.
    It took a long while to research which sauna I wanted to buy. I talked to several Naturopaths that have worked with different companies, interviewed each company, looked at the specs, looked at the wood, the materials they used to build it. Is there any toxic material? Where does it come from? Where is it manufactured? Their track record. The online feedback that I could see that customers had shared, and I finally decided to purchase a Sunlighten Sauna.
    This is about three years ago, and I decided to use it because I have been working on detoxing heavy metals, and also supporting my immune system, supporting overall health. I kept learning more and more about the power of using an infrared sauna, especially if it’s a non-toxic, low EMF infrared sauna to support the body’s ability to heal itself. I have been so impressed with Sunlighten. Well, their customer service is great, but their products are fantastic. I’ve been very, very happy with the results that I’ve gotten—the detoxification results. It’s a very gentle detox when we sweat out toxins.
    They have a special going on right now with their Solo System. Now, what I like about the Solo System, it’s ultra-low EMF, it’s made of non-toxic material, and you can store it in your closet. It basically becomes the size of a massage table. You can put it in your closet when you’re not using it or under the bed. That’s fantastic for people who don’t have 6×6 space in their house, their condo, or their apartment to dedicate to housing a giant wooden sauna. This isn’t a wooden sauna. This is a Solo System.
    They’re having a huge sale right now from now until the 18th, so only the next few days. They’re giving 25% off, and then in addition to that, they’re giving our listeners an additional discount plus free shipping. The link is going to be on the show notes of today’s podcast, so just go to the notes. If you’re using iTunes or wherever you’re listening, go to the notes and you’ll see the link. You can also join the Learn True Health Facebook group because the information is posted there. You want to use the link. The link gives you the 25% off, and then in addition to that, you use this coupon code: TRUE

    • 1 hr 25 min

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