Podcast: S1E2 - Breaking Down Why You're Breaking Down With Shannon Phillips

nutrition podcast Jun 05, 2017

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In this episode, I talk with nutritionist, Shannon Philllips.  She is the CEO and founder of the website www.solvinghashimotos.com

Today we finish the episode with Rob Rivera finish out the challenges he faces while out on the road.  Even though he is on the path to a healthier lifestyle, he can't help but reminisce about his mother and how she passed away because of her lack of self-care and what his father had to endure.

Rob is clearly a success story when it comes to reversing his condition, but after I interviewed him, I realized that I wanted to dive deeper into the reasons why we find ourselves ailing from diseases and conditions as a result of poor eating.

For years, I've had many relationships with friends who have been on multiple medications to manage their conditions.  Soon, I it was my turn to start taking medications and I realized that I didn't want to be another statistic as a result of taking pills but not preventing my conditions with 

Episode Takeaways:

  • Nutrition could play a major role in the reasons why you experience conditions like fatigue, hashimotos/hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, gas, bloating, diarreah, diabetes, headaches and cancer. 
  • Food matters in everything we do physically, physiologically and mentally. 
  • How your "normal" is really abnormal.
  • How you can slow life down to prolong your life.
  • Reasons why chewing your food is more important than you think and why chunks of food affect the essential vitamins that come from your food.
  • What is inflammation and how we can have external and internal chronic inflammation. 
  • Is milk actually healthy for you? 
  • How wheat and barley can affect your moods. 
  • How much sugar is actually in most of the foods that you're actually consuming.

If you find that you are having a number of "chronic" conditions, you might want to take stock of your diet.

Some of the resources I mention in this episode are as follows:

Musical consideration:
Hit the Streets (Version 1) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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