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Max Sturdivant, better known as Dr. Fitness, is a fitness and nutrition professional. Dr. Fitness is more than a name; he is a solid brand with over 22 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. On this podcast, Max offers you the tools to start, continue, and never give up on your journey towards health. Whether you struggle with your weight, eating the right food, hydration, exercise, or even time management…you are in the right place….and Max is here for you. 

Your Health Moment With Dr. Fitness Max Sturdivant

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Max Sturdivant, better known as Dr. Fitness, is a fitness and nutrition professional. Dr. Fitness is more than a name; he is a solid brand with over 22 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. On this podcast, Max offers you the tools to start, continue, and never give up on your journey towards health. Whether you struggle with your weight, eating the right food, hydration, exercise, or even time management…you are in the right place….and Max is here for you. 

    Empowering Health: Tracy Herbert's Inspiring Journey and the Three M's for a Happier Life

    Empowering Health: Tracy Herbert's Inspiring Journey and the Three M's for a Happier Life

    In this podcast episode, Dr. Fitness talked with Transformational Health and Longevity Coach Tracy Herbert about her inspiring health journey. Listen in as Tracy introduces the three M's for a healthier life: Mindset, Mouth, and Move. Stay tuned as she underscores the importance of cultivating a positive mindset, making mindful food choices, and incorporating movement into daily routines. Tracy also recounts her cross-country bike ride, highlighting the generosity she encountered and encourages listeners to embrace small changes for better health and find joy in life's journey.

    Tracy Herbert is a Leading Authority on Health and Wellness, Transformational Health and Longevity Coach, Professional Speaker, Bestselling Author, Podcast Host, and Diabetes Advocate. She is a sought-after speaker and a frequent guest on TV shows. Tracy offers unique and personalized coaching programs to help clients reach their health and wellness goals. To learn more about Tracy, get other FREE resources, or schedule a complimentary strategy call go to: www.TracyHerbert.com

    TIMESTAMPS
    • [4:25] Tracy shares the value of self-discipline and making choices that align with their values, rather than giving in to unhealthy habits.
    • [9:40] Tracy discusses the importance of mindset in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, sharing how they overcame cravings for unhealthy foods by reframing their thinking and imagining unpleasant scenarios.
    • [17:27] Tracy emphasizes the importance of finding activities that people enjoy, as it can lead to a more active lifestyle and weight loss.
    • [24:44] Tracy hopes to inspire people of all ages to live healthy lives, emphasizing the importance of not giving up and finding joy in the simple things.

    For more information on the Your Health Moment podcast, visit: https://www.yourhealthmoment.com/

    Connect with Us!
    Max Sturdivant, Podcast Host & Health & Wellness Coach:
    Podcast Website: https://www.yourhealthmoment.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iam.drfitness
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamdrfitness/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iamdrfitness1971

    Tracy Herbert
    Website: https://tracyherbert.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/tracyherbertwellness
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tracyherbertwellness
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tracyherbertwellness
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracy-herbert

    🤝 This podcast episode was brought to you by McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center🎙️ Podcast Production by Dandelion Media
    🔊 Audio Produced by Mountain Valley Media

    • 35 min
    Optimizing Health: Unveiling Personalized Nutrition Strategies with Erin Souza

    Optimizing Health: Unveiling Personalized Nutrition Strategies with Erin Souza

    In this episode, Dr. Fitness, interviews Erin Souza, a health expert specializing in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. Tune in as Erin discusses her approach, incorporating functional lab testing, lifestyle assessment, and tailored nutrition strategies to empower individuals to achieve optimal health. Listen in as she shares the importance of addressing drainage pathways before detoxification and highlights the significance of balanced minerals in the body. Stay tuned as Erin explains how she uses the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) test to determine mineral levels, designs personalized protocols for her clients, and as stresses the connection between minerals, oral hygiene, and tartar buildup.

    Erin Souza is a versatile health expert, holding roles as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Registered Dental Hygienist, and Certified Mold Illness Practitioner. As the Founder and CEO of EC RESTORATIVE, she empowers busy, successful individuals to achieve optimal health and wellness. Her unique approach integrates functional lab testing, lifestyle assessment, and tailored nutrition strategies. Erin specializes in developing personalized protocols that focus on nutrition, movement, stress management, and nervous system support. She is dedicated to guiding clients through their unique health journeys with a holistic, data-driven methodology

    TIMESTAMPS
    • [3:15] Erin shares why she focuses on identifying root causes of health issues through a holistic approach, including functional lab testing and customized supplements.
    • [11:40] Dr. Fitness and Erin 2 discuss the importance of detoxing without experiencing horrible symptoms, and how Erin works with clients remotely to provide personalized detox protocols.
    • [20:36] Erin explains that everyone, including those with a nutrient-dense diet, can have mineral deficiencies due to factors like soil depletion, stress, aging, and excessive caffeine consumption.
    • [28:29] Speaker 2 discusses the importance of personalized supplementation, highlighting the role of functional lab testing in determining the right supplements for each individual.

    For more information on the Your Health Moment podcast, visit: https://www.yourhealthmoment.com/

    Connect with Us!
    Max Sturdivant, Podcast Host & Health & Wellness Coach:
    Podcast Website: https://www.yourhealthmoment.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iam.drfitness
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamdrfitness/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iamdrfitness1971

    Erin Souza
    Website: https://ecrestorative.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/ecrestorative
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428874684254203/?mibextid=oMANbw

    🤝 This podcast episode was brought to you by McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center
    🎙️ Podcast Production by Dandelion Media
    🔊 Audio Produced by Mountain Valley Media

    • 33 min
    From Chronic Illness to Vibrant Wellness: A Journey into Functional Medicine with Linn Rivers

    From Chronic Illness to Vibrant Wellness: A Journey into Functional Medicine with Linn Rivers

    This podcast episode highlights the significance of taking responsibility for one's health and finding integrative approaches in medical care.

    In this episode, Dr. Fitness invited health and wellness expert, Linn Rivers on the show to talk about her journey into functional medicine after battling chronic illnesses since childhood. Having overcome issues like asthma, depression, and near-death experiences, Linn delves into her exploration of nutrition, leading to the development of her holistic approach. Listen in as she shares the importance of finding the root cause of illness, offering a sneak peek into her course, "Chronic Illness to Vibrant Wellness." Stay tuned! Linn also shares the impact of plant compounds, such as salicylates, on mental health and provides a valuable tip for managing diabetes by lowering carb intake.

    Linn Rivers is a functional health and wellness expert and educator. She teaches people all over the world how to take their health into their own hands; mind, body and spirit. She has over 15 years of education in the holistic health field and assists people in overcoming chronic health conditions and mental disorders.

    TIMESTAMPS
    • [6:34] Linn describes her journey of switching from traditional medicine to natural treatments after experiencing the limitations of traditional medicine and finding a solution online.
    • [11:19] Linn shares that lowering carb intake can significantly improve insulin sensitivity and reduce reliance on insulin medication for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
    • [14:16] Linn talks about her journey of switching from pre-diabetic to non-diabetic, including learning which foods affect blood sugar levels and the importance of documenting the journey for doctors to believe and support the transition.
    • [17:16] Linn emphasizes the importance of listening to their body and taking steps to improve their health, rather than relying on excuses or quick fixes.

    For more information on the Your Health Moment podcast, visit: https://www.yourhealthmoment.com/

    Connect with Us!
    Max Sturdivant, Podcast Host & Health & Wellness Coach:
    Podcast Website: https://www.yourhealthmoment.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iam.drfitness
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamdrfitness/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iamdrfitness1971

    Linn Rivers
    Website: https://www.linnrivers.com
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/linnrivers
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linnrivers/

    🤝 This podcast episode was brought to you by McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center
    🎙️ Podcast Production by Dandelion Media
    🔊 Audio Produced by Mountain Valley Media

    • 33 min
    Love Yourself Challenge: Ditching Sugary Drinks for a Healthier You with Dr. Fitness

    Love Yourself Challenge: Ditching Sugary Drinks for a Healthier You with Dr. Fitness

    In this episode, Dr. Fitness introduces the Love Yourself Challenge for February, encouraging listeners to give up soda, juice, and all sweet beverages for 28 days to improve health and reduce belly fat.

    Listen in as he explains the detrimental effects of sugary drinks, including diet sodas, on insulin production, leading to increased belly fat and the potential for diabetes and high blood pressure. Stay tuned as he explains the role of harmful bacteria in cravings, suggests a detox to address these issues, underscores the importance of accountability and support during the Love Yourself Challenge, and urges listeners to involve others in their household.

    TIMESTAMPS
    • [5:44] Bacteria in the body can influence cravings for sweet and carb-heavy foods.
    • [9:24] Dr. Fitness encourages listeners to overcome cravings through detox and accountability partners.
    • [10:56] “The secret is, if you fall off, you just get back up and you try again.”
    • [12:33] “You can use this as a catalyst to really do things different when it comes to your nutrition”

    For more information on the Your Health Moment podcast, visit: https://www.yourhealthmoment.com/

    Connect with Us!
    Max Sturdivant, Podcast Host & Health & Wellness Coach:
    Podcast Website: https://www.yourhealthmoment.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iam.drfitness
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamdrfitness/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iamdrfitness1971

    🤝 This podcast episode was brought to you by McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center
    🎙️ Podcast Production by Dandelion Media
    🔊 Audio Produced by Mountain Valley Media

    • 16 min
    Empowering Parents: Navigating Childhood Obesity with Dr. Sheila Carroll

    Empowering Parents: Navigating Childhood Obesity with Dr. Sheila Carroll

    This podcast episode contains strategies to empower parents that includes meal planning, involving children in food choices, and adopting the division of responsibility framework for feeding kids.

    In the segment, Dr Fitness and Dr. Sheila Carroll discuss the impact of highly processed foods on obesity, especially in children. Listen in as Sheila emphasizes the need for parents to take control of their children's food choices, advocating for a shift towards whole, unprocessed foods. Stay tuned as Dr. Carroll recommends educational approaches to help parents understand the science behind food choices and their impact on insulin levels.

    Sheila Carroll, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine doctor.  She is also a life coach and a mom.

    TIMESTAMPS
    • [2:08] Dr. Fitness and Dr. Carroll discuss childhood obesity and the impact of processed foods on health... Citing nearly 70% of parents are morbidly obese.
    • [5:30] Sheila believes that highly processed foods are harmful at the cellular level, and parents struggle with serving these foods to their kids due to convenience and affordability.
    • [7:06] Dr. Carroll suggests that parents eliminate flour and sugar from their family diet as an experiment… to reset their bodies as well a reset the children’s bodies and reduce inflammation, even if they don't have weight problems.
    • [33:43] On division of responsibility: “The parents decide what is going to be served, when it's going to be served, and where it's going to be served. And the child decides if they're going to eat.”

    For more information on the Your Health Moment podcast, visit: https://www.yourhealthmoment.com/

    Connect with Us!
    Max Sturdivant, Podcast Host & Health & Wellness Coach:
    Podcast Website: https://www.yourhealthmoment.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iam.drfitness
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamdrfitness/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iamdrfitness1971

    Sheila Carroll, M.D.
    Website: https://www.sheilacarrollmd.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheilacarrollmd/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheilacarrollmd
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheila-carroll-md-136241257/
    Get Dr. Carroll’s FREE Guide by clicking HERE

    🤝 This podcast episode was brought to you by McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center
    🎙️ Podcast Production by Dandelion Media
    🔊 Audio Produced by Mountain Valley Media

    • 36 min
    Stop Chasing Skinny, Chase Strong: Real Talk and Setting Goals with Pam Sherman

    Stop Chasing Skinny, Chase Strong: Real Talk and Setting Goals with Pam Sherman

    This episode will help you understand that health is more than just weight loss and also lead you to consider the impact of your current lifestyle on your future well-being.
    Inside the segment, Dr. Fitness, Invited Pam Sherman back to the show to discuss New Year's resolutions and the importance of adopting a holistic approach to health and wellness. Listen in as they talk about the need for realistic and achievable goals and discourage extreme measures that often lead to failure. Pam also advocates for small, sustainable changes and emphasizes the significance of daily habits and the value of adding positive elements to one's routine instead of focusing on deprivation. Be sure to stay tuned! The conversation highlights the long-term benefits of slow progress and the importance of strength training for overall well-being.

    Pam Sherman has been in the fitness industry since 1997 as a group exercise instructor, trainer and coach. In the last 7 years, she's been an international speaker, written 8 books, is a coach on the FitRadio and TerraCore app and has helped 100's of women take control of their health!

    TIMESTAMPS
    • [3:09] Pam emphasizes the importance of slow and sustainable progress in achieving long-term health goals, rather than quick fixes that may not last.
    • [5:30] Dr. Fitness and Pam strategize that setting realistic goals and making gradual progress is key to long-term success with New Year's resolutions.
    • [9:45] Sherman shares her personal experience of strength training to protect her bones after being hit by a car in 2016, highlighting the importance of muscle mass in overall health and wellness.
    • [15:24] “Focus on small action steps to achieve big goals, and learn from failures.” 

    For more information on the Your Health Moment podcast, visit: https://www.yourhealthmoment.com/

    Connect with Us!
    Max Sturdivant, Podcast Host & Health & Wellness Coach:Podcast
    Website: https://www.yourhealthmoment.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iam.drfitness
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamdrfitness/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iamdrfitness1971

    Pam Sherman
    Website: https://theperfectbalance.guru
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pam_sherman1/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pam.sherman.184/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSthXekrr4QFEfUbhYNNxDQ
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pam-sherman-84582134/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pam_sherman1
    Pam’s Love Yourself to Health course (special discount code "LOVE100" for the podcast audience): https://www.theperfectbalance.guru/shop/loveyourself

    • 25 min

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