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Move More, Eat Well, and Be Adventurous to reach your ultimate goals of achieving health. By incorporating these practices, while also learning from the best minds in alternative health, medicine, and fitness, Bryan Carroll and Summit For Wellness share actionable steps you can take each day to move closer to optimal health. Join us on this journey as we Climb to the Peak of Our Health.

Summit For Wellness Podcast Bryan Carroll

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Move More, Eat Well, and Be Adventurous to reach your ultimate goals of achieving health. By incorporating these practices, while also learning from the best minds in alternative health, medicine, and fitness, Bryan Carroll and Summit For Wellness share actionable steps you can take each day to move closer to optimal health. Join us on this journey as we Climb to the Peak of Our Health.

    127- Finding the Root Causes to Your Chronic Pain with Dr. Angela Cortal

    127- Finding the Root Causes to Your Chronic Pain with Dr. Angela Cortal

    Your body is designed to heal itself if it has the necessary resources needed for regeneration. Sometimes the injury can be traumatizing to the body and needs some extra help to recover (like a broken bone). But after time you should recover and your pain should decrease. The problem is when the pain does not go away. There are millions of people moving around every single day with chronic pain, and have tried the standard method of pain killers and physical therapy to reduce the pain. However, pain is complicated, and there are way more factors involved than just how you are moving.Dr. Angela Cortal specializes in pain management and finding the root causes to chronic pain, and she helps to put the puzzle pieces together to reduce your pain.What To Expect From This Episode



    Different causes of joint pain that are often missed



    Should surgery be the next step after physical therapy and medication



    How do hormones impact your painOther methods for pain reduction, such as injection therapy







    Shownotes* [2:30] What got Dr. Angela Cortal interested in Naturopathic Medicine* [5:15] Is it common for people to have an initial trigger for pain and then have it stick around for years* [6:15] For chronic pain, where do you even start to figure out the root cause for it* [10:45] If people are coming in for pain, what type of pushback do you get if you recommend lifestyle changes* [14:45] What are ways to get more people to recognize that surgery might not be the only option to reduce pain and there are lots of other options to look into first* [16:45] One thing to recognize is that surgery is also a business and when business is down, surgery centers will push for more surgeries* [17:45] How does hormones and metabolism impact pain* [22:45] Products and exposures that can cause imbalances in estrogen can influence pain* [25:30] How can you balance out your hormones* [29:30] Are people consuming low levels of protein in their diet, will more diet help to build better muscle fibers* [33:00] Which lab tests are good to run to see what might be causing the pain* [35:30] Do you have a basic starting point that most people can use to improve quite a bit* [37:00] What type of injection therapies work well for pain* [40:30] How are cortisone shots and prp different* [44:00] Can cortisone shots eventually degenerate the area that it was injected in











    Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Read Dr. Cortal's book called Younger Joints Today- Learn More* Use the secret coupon code PODCAST to receive 20% off any order at Mountainside Herbals- Learn More













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    Bryan Carroll: [00:00:16] Talk about pain for a minute. If you didn't have immediate trauma to an area, let's say a broken bone. Then oftentimes pain comes on as more of an annoyance, such as back pain.You shrug it off to sleeping wrong or doing something to it and expect it to disappear after a couple of days. But then it just kind of hangs on for awhile and weeks. Go by with your back constantly hurting. Finally, you had enough and you'd go to your doctor who then prescribed you a pain reliever and physical therapy.You do your physical therapy for a few weeks and the pain continues. And then the next steps are an MRI with possible well surgery, or you're just stuck dealing with it.

    • 53 min
    126- How to Minimize Our Impact in the Outdoors with Jonathan Jarodsky

    126- How to Minimize Our Impact in the Outdoors with Jonathan Jarodsky

    With most activities shut down this summer, there is one type of activity that has been readily available in most areas: the great outdoors.Lots of places are seeing record numbers of people hiking and backpacking, which is great that people are enjoying nature. However, there can be some side effects from this many people, such as an increase in search and rescue calls, and damage to habitat.While we have the opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature, we should learn how to recreate responsibly. There are essentials to always carry with you, and leave no trace principles to follow.What To Expect From This Episode



    What's the purpose of these preserved places



    Learn about the 7 Leave No Trace Principles



    How to navigate wild areas and minimize human impact on the landResources to be prepared in the backcountry







    Shownotes* [3:15] How long has Jonathan Jarodsky been with the National Park Service* [5:45] What is Mt Rainier like compared to places back east like Chicago* [7:00] There are 419 national parks in the US and their mission is to preserve area for others to enjoy and to educate* [9:30] Should people be following dedicated trails, or can you create your own trails outside* [11:00] It can take 7 years for subalpine heather to grow 1 inch* [11:30] What are the 7 LNT Principles* [13:15] Are there different types of parks that have better terrain to go off trail, or does each park have different sections that is more delicate* [14:30] When places are busy, how can we minimize our impact on the environment and not destroy the area because we want to explore and camp* [17:30] What happens to animal habitat when humans go through and cut our own trails and spread out across these protected lands* [22:45] As humans spread out further, how does this impact animals* [25:00] Do not allow your dogs to approach wildlife, especially bears* [28:45] Jonathan's final thoughts on how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly 







    Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Learn more about the National Park Service- Learn More* The Leave No Trace 7 Principles to Follow- Learn More* These are the 10 Essentials to Always Carry With You- Learn More* See how social media has changed many areas- Watch Now













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    Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] This year with so many different activities. getting shut down. One type of activity has remained open for most people to enjoy, which is exploring the great outdoors.However, with so many people heading outside, who haven't had much experience in these wild places, it can cause quite a bit of issues from destruction of natural habitats to increased search and rescue calls. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous.And today I have Jonathan Jarodsky, who is a wilderness ranger for the national park service on the show. His passion is to protect these parks for this and future generations. So we'll be diving into different ways. We can minimize our impact while exploring these beautiful places. Now, I'll be honest. Some of these questions, we both are stumped on what the best solutions are.The park service for years has been wanting more people coming...

    • 35 min
    125- What Information You Really Want to Know From Your Labs with Jenn Malecha

    125- What Information You Really Want to Know From Your Labs with Jenn Malecha

    When you get labwork done, you'll notice that each marker has different set of ranges that are considered the standard range. Usually if you are within the ranges, then you are considered "healthy" regardless of where you are at within the range.However, those ranges are created from a healthy and unhealthy population, and when you are getting close to the edges of a range, then you are close to a clinical diagnosis. What is more ideal is to find the ranges of healthy people, and create what is considered the optimal range.In this episode, Jenn Malecha will be sharing with us what those optimal ranges look like, and which tests are more ideal to run to get better information about your health.What To Expect From This Episode



    Why regular labwork might not actually provide valuable information about your health



    What tests and markers should be checked to keep you healthy



    How are ranges defined for healthy and unhealthy levelsWhich markers can correlate with different areas of your body







    Shownotes* [1:30] What got Jenn Malecha involved in the health and wellness space* [6:00] Why are the normal labs that you usually get yearly might not be the best tests for true information of your health condition* [11:30] If someone comes to work with you and they haven't had bloodwork done in awhile, does Jenn run basic tests first, or run functional labs right away* [13:00] Can blood markers change day to day* [16:15] Sometimes your lab markers come back fine, but you don't feel good. That is when you have to dig deeper* [18:15] What are the differences between standard ranges and optimal ranges* [21:30] If you catch things just outside of the optimal ranges, than you can get ahead of the development of disease before it becomes complicated to reverse* [23:45] Did Jenn's mold experience make her a canary in the coal mine* [25:30] What blood markers can tell you about gut health* [27:45] Which blood markers are Jenn's favorite to check* [30:00] Learn from Jenn Malecha's daily routine she follows to improve her own health* [34:00] Little hacks to improve sleep and help to wake up more naturally during the winter months











    Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Another great episode about bloodwork and what to look for with tests- Listen Now* What tests to run for GI Pathogens- Learn More* Learn from Jill Crista about mold exposure- Listen Now













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    Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] Have you ever looked at your blood work results and wondered what all the different markers actually mean? Well, there is a good chance of the blood work you got. Isn't really telling the story about your health anyways.And there are more important markers for you to pay attention to what's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today Jen Malecha is here to help us sort out confusing information around blood work. She will be sharing what lab tests are actually important and what to do with the information you receive about your health.So let's jump into my conversation with Jen. Jen Malecha supports busy health minded professionals and taking back control of their health by giving access to the right lab tests and resources.

    • 38 min
    124- Products to Help Detox from Environmental Exposures with Eileen Durfee

    124- Products to Help Detox from Environmental Exposures with Eileen Durfee

    I can't think of who in the world is exposed to any worse toxins than someone in the nuclear industry. While radiation is devastating and is pretty widespread (think Hanford, Chernobyl, and Fukushima), it isn't the only environmental toxins we deal with.As the toxic exposures for humans increase, our ability to properly detoxify everything is reduced. Luckily with advancements in technology, we can start to bio-hack our systems to remove toxins easier.My guest Eileen Durfee will be teaching us just how to do that in this episode.What To Expect From This Episode



    What happens when you chase symptoms vs finding root causes



    Different types of environmental toxins and how it impacts health



    The main pillars that are required for good detoxificationDifferent products and biohacks to improve detox







    Shownotes* [2:15] What type of exposures was Eileen exposed to in the nuclear industry* [4:30] There have been lots of chemicals released into the environment without us knowing what impact it would have on humans* [7:30] Chasing symptoms can push other areas of health out of balance. For instance, supplementing with just one mineral will push down other minerals* [10:00] What can light and a sauna do to help with detoxification* [14:00] Light has a different impact on water, which has been researched by the University of Washington* [17:00] Adding oxygen to water can help to improve our hydration and oxygen levels in our body (you can use an ozonator)* [20:00] Every couple of minutes all the blood in the body goes through the liver, so using these tricks can help to improve your liver* [28:30] Finally the air we breathe is very important to our overall health, which the Ionic Refresher can be helpful* [33:15] They have used potassium iodate to support the thyroid from radiation for a long time* [34:45] Are ozone machines for gas different than adding ozone to water* [38:45] Make sure not to breathe in ozone gas, it can be harmful to your health* [40:00] What are the best ways to perform coffee enemas* [49:00] What other products are available for detoxing











    Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* The Environmental Working Group helps teach about different environmental chemicals- Learn More* If you are exposed to wildfire smoke, this article is very helpful- Read the Article* Try out a Water Ozonator- Learn More*  Improve air quality with Ionic Refresher- Learn More













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    Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] We are all exposed to different toxins in our environment. And at this point in time, there really isn't much we can do about that. Unless everyone got on board with cleanup efforts for the environment.But what we can do is support our bodies to get toxins, to remove easier out of our systems. So we don't get overloaded with toxins. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous.

    • 54 min
    123- What You Can Do To Improve SIBO with Dr. Adam Rinde

    123- What You Can Do To Improve SIBO with Dr. Adam Rinde

    While the entire numbers of people who may have SIBO is unknown, it is estimated that over 80% of people with IBS also have SIBO. Which if 15% of the population has IBS, then that is quite a few people who are also suffering from SIBO.I know, I am throwing around a lot of acronyms right now, which can get confusing. What we will be talking about is digestive issues, and overgrowth in the intestinal tract that can cause symptoms such as excess bloating and gas.Dr. Adam Rinde is an expert who works with lots of patients with SIBO and will be teaching us what to look for in SIBO patients, and how to treat it effectively.What To Expect From This Episode



    The Liver's role in the body and how important it is to gut health



    What SIBO is and how it is more than just bacterial overgrowth



    What all can lead to an increase in SIBO-type symptomsWhich treatment protocols are the best to help with SIBO symptoms







    Shownotes* [1:30] What is Dr. Adam Rinde's background and what got him interested in medicine* [6:00] Is there an area in the body where disease seems to stem from* [7:15] Why is the liver so important for the digestive tract* [10:45] What is SIBO and what are signs that you may have SIBO* [16:00] When using a probe to look into the gut, can that move bacterial from one intestine to another* [20:45] Is SIBO an overgrowth of the microbiome or an overgrowth of something else* [24:00] What are some typical GI dysfunctions that can lead to SIBO* [31:00] Since a lot of roads can lead to SIBO, is the treatments options vast as well* [33:00] Does the overgrowth bounce back quickly if you fall back into bad habits, or once it is under control are you in the clear* [37:15] Are probiotics helpful and could it irritate the SIBO* [41:30] Dr. Adam Rinde has final thoughts on SIBO* [45:00] If you sync your circadian rhythm with the season, does that mean in the winter time you slow way down











    Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* You can learn more about SIBO at Dr. Rinde's podcast- Listen Now* Take a look at the Bristol Stool Chart to see how well your stools are doing- Learn More













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    Bryan Carroll: [00:00:15] There are people out there who have been struggling with gut issues that cause so much bloating. That they can look seven months pregnant. Surprisingly, the percentage of people struggling with this as well, quite high.And if you don't know what you are fighting, then it can be a very long process to get your gut back under control. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today, dr. Adam Rinde is joining me to discuss SIBO and what is actually going on in the gut when SIBO is present and as you'll learn.What was originally thought of as a bacterial issue is much more than that. And the term SIBOE has been morphing over the years. So let's get into it. My conversation with dr. Adam Rindy, dr. Adam Rinde is a naturopathic physician in Bellevue, Washington who takes great interest in unlocking health problems and restoring function with it.Patients he is sought after, especially in addressing health problems of the GI endocrine and neurologic systems. And by utilizing principles of naturopathic functional and integrate the medicine he strives to provide precision care. Thank you so much for coming onto the show, Adam. Dr. Adam Rinde: [00:01:25] You're welcome, Bryan.Thank you so much for having me today.

    • 50 min
    122- Health Benefits and Superfood Properties of Algae with Catharine Arnston

    122- Health Benefits and Superfood Properties of Algae with Catharine Arnston

    When you initially think of algae, you probably think about how it grows in water, not how it can be beneficial for health.While many parts of the world have actually been using microalgaes for health purposes for a long time, it is only recently in the last few decades that it has been brought to the attention of those in the US.Algae may be small, but it is packed full of nutrients and is considered to be a "superfood". Our guest today, Catharine Arnston, will be teaching us all about the health properties of algae.What To Expect From This Episode



    How was algae used to help with cancer treatment



    What makes algae so nutrient dense



    What are the differences between Spirulina and Chlorella and how do you use each oneHow can algae be used to remove toxins from the body







    Shownotes* [2:30] How did Catharine's sister find an oncologist who recommended looking into diet solutions for cancer* [7:00] NASA says that algae is the most nutrient-dense food in the world* [9:30] If there have been over 100,000 studies done on algae, why has it taken so long for us to start utilizing it* [14:00] What about algae makes it so nutrient dense* [16:15] The two algae crops that are grown and harvested are Spirulina and Chlorella* [26:30] The way that the algae is grown makes it so they aren't absorbing heavy metals and toxins from the environment* [33:00] Can Chlorella bind up good nutrients and do you have to take it away from food* [38:30] Are the human GI tracts designed to break down algae or do we need some other animal to break it down for us* [45:45] How does Catharine normally use algae* [49:00] Final thoughts on Algae, Chlorella, and Spirulina* [52:00] If you use the coupon code SUMMIT then you can get 20% off of your purchase of any algae options











    Resources From This EpisodeSome of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).* Get 20% off on your order of Energybits by using the coupon code SUMMIT* Get a Single Serving Pack of Energybits from Amazon- Try it Today













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    Bryan Carroll: [00:00:14] Have you ever heard of the superfood spirulina or chlorella? If not, you are not alone. Even. I knew very little about them. But after you learn what they can do for your body, you'll probably be wondering why you aren't taking them every single day.What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today I have Catharine Arnston on the show to talk about the health benefits of algae. I'll admit. I had a lot of questions for her, because I was wondering why we are now hearing about it.Superfood properties in a, how are we not being exposed to heavy metals and other toxins. If we are consuming them since they do help to clean up the environment and the hint, the ones for consumption, aren't being harvested in the ocean. So I think you'll be surprised by some of the information that she shares in this episode.And I was able to score you a great discount on some algae. If you plan on getting some, all you have to do is use a coupon code summit to receive twenty percent off your order at energybits.com. The coupon code is easy to remember. It is summit, which will take 20% off at checkout. Now let's dive into my conversation with Catharine Arnston.Catharine. Arnston had a life altering moment in 2009, when her younger sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and advised by her oncologist to change her diet, to be more alkaline,

    • 58 min

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