12 episodes

Have you or a loved one received a terminal or other serious diagnosis? You're in the right place! After being told by doctors there was no hope after a terminal diagnosis, a functional health coach and her husband with stage 4 colon cancer find themselves "Off the Medical Grid," meaning, they began to seek health-building and life-saving solutions outside of the medical model of care. Embarking on a journey to find answers, they discovered hope, stories of inspiration, proven therapies, and practitioners helping people heal from terminal and chronic conditions with drug-free, holistic solutions. Learn how people are managing, and even thriving without drugs, surgery, chemo and radiation. Welcome Off the Medical Grid!

Off the Medical Grid Dori Martin

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Have you or a loved one received a terminal or other serious diagnosis? You're in the right place! After being told by doctors there was no hope after a terminal diagnosis, a functional health coach and her husband with stage 4 colon cancer find themselves "Off the Medical Grid," meaning, they began to seek health-building and life-saving solutions outside of the medical model of care. Embarking on a journey to find answers, they discovered hope, stories of inspiration, proven therapies, and practitioners helping people heal from terminal and chronic conditions with drug-free, holistic solutions. Learn how people are managing, and even thriving without drugs, surgery, chemo and radiation. Welcome Off the Medical Grid!

    From Hospice with Cancer to Thriving-Mind Body and Spirit w Deanna Won - 012

    From Hospice with Cancer to Thriving-Mind Body and Spirit w Deanna Won - 012

    Get a FREE group health coaching session with cancer survivor, Deanna Won!

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    Just buy her book TODAY (November 14, 2017) for 99 cents on kindle

    Success University for Women in Leadership

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    which includes Deanna’s 30-min free health coaching.
    Deanna Won is the Founder of Keynote to Life. She is a speaker, leadership consultant, author and holistic health coach who inspires people to reach their highest potential through integrating leadership principles with purposeful and healthy living. 
    www.deannawon.com
    A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Deanna served as a physicist in the Air Force for over 26 years. Deanna was a Colonel when diagnosed with ovarian cancer and admitted into hospice with 4 weeks to live. Against all odds, she miraculously survived through an integrative medical and holistic approach. Being given a second chance at life is what fuels her passion to inspire and empower others, so she became a Certified Holistic Health Coach and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  Today, she helps people from around the world to recover their health, using a mind, body and spirit approach.  

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Grief & What to Say When Bad Things Happen w/ Laura Jack - 011

    Grief & What to Say When Bad Things Happen w/ Laura Jack - 011

    Hello, Friends! A question for you: do you know what to say when something bad happens to a friend? People often don't know what to say, and may say the wrong thing or feel super awkward. Grief counselor, coach, and author, Laura Jack, gives us great advice about how to handle a devastating diagnosis, what to do if someone you love receives a diagnosis, and how to be compassionate and say the right things when someone you know gets bad news. Thanks for listening!
    Resources:
    http://www.laurajack.com
    Laura's Best-Selling Book: The Compassion Code: How to Say the Right Thing When the Wrong Thing Happens
    https://www.amazon.com/Compassion-Code-Right-Thing-Happens-ebook/dp/B0744LR9Q7/ref=sr_1_1?tag=geolinker-20&ie=UTF8
    Know Your Audience Blog post:
    http://www.laurajack.com/knowyouraudience/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Using Integrative Nutrition to Cure Tough Cases, with Christa Biegler - 010

    Using Integrative Nutrition to Cure Tough Cases, with Christa Biegler - 010

    This episode is a milestone for the show because we have reached episode number 10! I appreciate each of you for being on this journey with me, and I'm also so grateful for the opportunity to chat with the guests that have so generously shared their time and knowledge with us over these first 10 episodes.
    Today's guest is Christa Biegler, who I met through our podcasting community, Power Up Podcasting, created by our mentor, and one of my favorite podcasters of all time, Pat Flynn. Christa and I immediately hit it off, when we noticed common interests in building health with food as medicine, geeking out on food intolerances and lab testing, and also, musings about the importance of mindset. Youll find in this interview, great examples of those amazing coincidences and synchronicities that show up in life. As Christa likes to say, there are no coincidences, and things often happen for a reason.
    In this interview, Christa also shares a bit about her health journey and how she started helping clients rebuild health, even through they were considered complex or incurable cases.
    Here's Christa's official bio: she is an integrative dietitian nutritionist that specializes in food sensitivities and reversing symptoms of IBS, migraines, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune issues. She loves tough cases, and is host of The Less Stressed Life podcast. Here's a fun fact: she coordinates the local unicycle club with her husband and 3 kiddos!
    Thanks for listening!
    To Find Christa: 
    Listen to her podcast, The Less Stressed Life Podcast
    Visit Christa's website: https://www.christabiegler.com

    • 48 min
    Your Snore is a Cry for Help: Sleep Solutions w/ Dr. Gene Sambataro - 009

    Your Snore is a Cry for Help: Sleep Solutions w/ Dr. Gene Sambataro - 009

    Dental sleep expert and comprehensive dentist, Dr. Gene Sambataro, talks about his excellent new book, Stop the Snore. He shares how sleep is the missing link that is quietly perpetuating, and perhaps, even the cause of our major chronic health conditions. Heart disease, diabetes, depression, chronic fatigue, obesity.... A snore is the body's danger signal, telling you that your body is suffering from lack of oxygen. Addressing the many factors causing oxygen deprivation and sleep disturbances can help you reverse and even avoid serious health conditions, and even sudden death from a heart attack.
    Thanks for listening in!
     
    Resources:
    Julian Dentist
    Stop the Snore: Dental Solutions for Healthy Sleep
    Finding Conner Deagan (ADHD and Sleep)
    Nose Cones (breathing devices)
    Close Your Mouth: Buteyko Clinic Handbook for Perfect Health
    Laptop blue light dimmer:  f.lux
     
     

    • 56 min
    Nix Migraines without Meds - Erin Knight - 008

    Nix Migraines without Meds - Erin Knight - 008

    Migraine specialist, Erin Knight, shares her experience suffering from migraine headaches at an early age, and how doctors were able to help her with acute migraine symptoms, but unable to stop the chronicity of her condition or the rebound headaches that resulted from medication.
    Erin also shares how over-the-counter medication can aggravate symptoms, and ultimately cause additional health conditions. When she realized her additional health issues were not being addressed by doctors, and that food and lifestyle seemed to affect her symptoms, Erin set out to become her own health advocate and found functional medicine and lifestyle solutions to rebuild health and become free from triggers that result in debilitating migraines. 
    Key themes:
    1. Symptoms are your body's cry for help. The migraine is a symptom, not the disease
    2. Be your own health advocate and learn to ask the right questions 
    3. How to think like an engineer to help you get healthy: the 5 why's and the fishbone diagram (https://www.isixsigma.com/tools-templates/cause-effect/cause-and-effect-aka-fishbone-diagram/)
     
    RESOURCES:

    Get Erin's top 10 stress reduction tips to prevent migraines from being triggered. Just visit www.MigraineRT.com to get a copy of Erin's free gift. 

    If you'd like to learn more about nixing your migraines with functional medicine and drug-free solutions, you can get more information at Erin's website:
    www.EngineeringRadiance.com/migrainefreedom
    - There, you will find her Migraine Freedom Plan
    Also, join Erin's Facebook page at: Engineering Radiance
    https://www.facebook.com/EngineeringRadiance/
    Thanks for listening! :)

    • 42 min
    ADHD and Drugging Our Children - Adam Johns - 007

    ADHD and Drugging Our Children - Adam Johns - 007

    Are you being told to give your child medication for ADHD?
    Adam Johns, a future FDN Practitioner, shares his experience as a young child exposed to adderall for a diagnosis of ADHD, and how it ultimately served as a gateway to street drugs and the heavy use of pharmaceuticals purchased off the street. He then suffered serious and tragic losses in quick succession that spiraled him down a path of self-destruction with an escalation into the use of heroin. Beating the odds, Adam finds the support and motivation he needs to manage his drug addiction. He finds ways to replace his addiction to drugs with a lifestyle that involves being out in nature, skiing, and finding someone to love. He gets significantly uncomfortable to regain health, and find happiness again, when the doctors were convinced that Adam was a hopeless case. Now, Adam is on a mission to help others who are suffering, manage their condition and learn to thrive.

    Please subscribe to Off the Medical Grid so you can be automatically updated whenever a new episode is downloaded.
    Thanks for listening!
    To connect with Adam, send an email to jajfdn@gmail.com

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

MsLetran ,

A must listen to podcast if you are looking alternative ways to take care of your health!

What a great show Dori! I love how you shine lights on alternative options and show people that there are other options to taking care of themselves. I was a Nurse Practitioner for 20+ years and prescribed anti-anxiety and anti-depressant to thousands of patients. These same patients would come back year after year for medication management. Once I discovered holistic options, I gave up my practice and fully embraced the power of the mind. Today I get to help people take control of their lives by taking control of the thoughts and feelings and I share this on my podcast, Stop the Bully Within. Kudos to you and your work!

kirb6543 ,

So inspiring!

This podcast is such an important resource for people navigating the maze of the medical model. Dori connects with her guests in such a beautiful way. Each episode is a joy to listen to!

Tosha :o)! ,

This is such an important Podcast :o)

I am so appreciative you're covering this topic, and in depth. I love the weath of knowledge and your journey being shared with us. A heartfelt Thank you for getting your story out into the world.

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