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#100 Master Intermittent Fasting for Women with Cynthia Thurlow

How Humans Heal

Release Date: 03/14/2022

#220 Unlock Your Body's Wisdom: An Expert's Guide to Healing Hypermobility and Pelvic Pain with Dr. Mamak Shakib show art #220 Unlock Your Body's Wisdom: An Expert's Guide to Healing Hypermobility and Pelvic Pain with Dr. Mamak Shakib

How Humans Heal

In today's episode, I'm excited to introduce you to Dr. Mamak Shakib. She is a rehab clinician, which means that she helps people with movement and stability in their bodies, especially people with hypermobility and pelvic floor dysfunction. She specializes in hypermobility syndromes like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. I'm so glad to bring her expertise and insights to How Humans Heal. This is a very interesting conversation for me because I diagnosed myself with hypermobility syndrome after years of suffering from migraines and various other symptoms. So, if you're experiencing hypermobility that...

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#219 Sweet Danger: The Surprising Link Between Blood Sugar and HPV Risk show art #219 Sweet Danger: The Surprising Link Between Blood Sugar and HPV Risk

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Today we're going to cover a crucial topic that often goes unnoticed: how sugar and imbalanced blood sugar levels could be impacting your health and increasing your risk of high-risk HPV virus and associated cancers.  This is an underlying cause that's frequently missed in my patients and program participants, so I want to cover it in detail in this episode. Understanding the relationship between sugar, blood sugar levels, and your overall health is essential for maintaining wellness and preventing various health issues. Remember, your health is in your hands. By making informed choices...

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#218 Solving Migraines Naturally: A Comprehensive Guide to Root Causes, Holistic Treatments, and Long-Term Healing Strategies with Dr. Tanya Paynter show art #218 Solving Migraines Naturally: A Comprehensive Guide to Root Causes, Holistic Treatments, and Long-Term Healing Strategies with Dr. Tanya Paynter

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In today's episode, I'm excited to introduce you to Dr. Tanya Paynter. She's a Naturopathic Doctor, like me! We both went to Bastyr University in the Seattle area. In this episode, we are talking about migraines. There is so much we can do to help those of you who are experiencing migraines and wanting to solve them once and for all. This is a really important topic to me because I also suffered from migraines for many years. I'm so grateful now to have solved them and to have learned so much from the process. I'm really happy to have this conversation with Dr. Tanya because I know how...

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#217 Understanding the Stress-HPV Connection: How Cortisol Levels Affect our Likelihood of Testing Positive for HPV show art #217 Understanding the Stress-HPV Connection: How Cortisol Levels Affect our Likelihood of Testing Positive for HPV

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In today's episode, I'm talking about the relationship of stress to risk of HPV and cervical cancer, as well as other HPV-related cancers in women and men. There's recent research that I think all of you need to know about, and it ultimately relates to so many other health issues and cancer risk as well. I'm going to be specifically talking about the research showing an association between stress and HPV-related cancer risk.  So please know that this information is here for you, and you can reach out anytime, and I'm happy to help guide you. I welcome you to subscribe if you haven’t...

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#216 Overcoming Mental Health Struggles, Healing Through Fitness, Meditation, Dance, and Comprehensive Testing with Karena Dawn show art #216 Overcoming Mental Health Struggles, Healing Through Fitness, Meditation, Dance, and Comprehensive Testing with Karena Dawn

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Today I have the honor of interviewing Karena Dawn. She is not only the founder of The Big Silence Foundation, which is bringing awareness to solutions for mental health issues, she is also the co-founder of Tone It Up, meaning she is a fitness expert and has been for many years. Karena is a New York Times best-selling author and a dog lover. In this episode we talk about her most recent book, The Big Silence: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness and Healing. It's really fun to get to talk to each other and realize we have such common passions for helping people by breaking the silence around...

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#215 Vaginal Microbiome: Crucial Key to Women's Health, HPV Prevention, and Cancer Risk Reduction show art #215 Vaginal Microbiome: Crucial Key to Women's Health, HPV Prevention, and Cancer Risk Reduction

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In this episode, I'm going to be talking about the vaginal microbiome. In research, it's also referred to as the cervical-vaginal microbiome or microbiota. The term "microbiome" is very trendy lately, but it's usually referring to the gut microbiome. The gut microbiome is so amazing, and we've learned so much about how the trillions of bacteria living in our gut have such a huge influence on our overall health - everything from our immune system to our hormones, to our digestion and our nervous system through the gut-brain axis. The microbiome has a lot to do with how we feel, how we think,...

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#214 The Gut-Body Connection: How Healing Your Gut Can Transform Your Overall Health with Dr. Mark Stengler show art #214 The Gut-Body Connection: How Healing Your Gut Can Transform Your Overall Health with Dr. Mark Stengler

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In this episode, I'm talking with my friend and colleague, Dr. Mark Stengler. He is a Naturopathic Doctor who's been in practice for almost 30 years and has written more than 20 books including his most recent book - The Holistic Guide To Gut Health: Discover the Truth About Leaky Gut, Balancing Your Microbiome, and Restoring Whole-Body Health.  I’m excited to talk with Mark about one of my favorite topics: leaky gut and the microbiome! We also invite you to join the online summit Mark is hosting – The Gut-Whole Body Connection. We’re here to help! LINKS FROM THE EPISODE:  ...

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#213 Top 3 Susceptibilities That Make You Vulnerable to HPV and How to Overcome Them show art #213 Top 3 Susceptibilities That Make You Vulnerable to HPV and How to Overcome Them

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Hi and welcome to How Humans Heal. In this episode, I'm going to be talking about three of the top susceptibilities for testing positive for HPV or Human Papillomavirus, and being at risk of abnormal cells. It’s not just about exposure to the virus. Most all of us are exposed. It’s all about understanding what is making you susceptible to HPV at this point in time. When I guide women to address what is making them susceptible, they are able to clear the virus. Thank you for joining me today and make sure to subscribe to How Humans Heal so you don't miss my next video, where I'm going to go...

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#212 Gut Health for Kids: Empowering the Next Generation with the Gut-Brain Connection with Dr. Elisa Song show art #212 Gut Health for Kids: Empowering the Next Generation with the Gut-Brain Connection with Dr. Elisa Song

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Hi and welcome to How Humans Heal. I'm Dr. Doni Wilson, and today I'm excited to introduce you to my friend and colleague, Dr. Elisa Song. She is an integrative pediatrician who specializes in helping children and families. She trained as a medical doctor at Stanford and UCSF and then became an integrative practitioner. She has helped so many people with her website and her book, both called Healthy Kids, Happy Kids. From an early age Dr. Elisa knew she wanted to work with kids. She was planning to be a public policy children's rights advocate and went along the whole path until somewhere in...

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Welcome to How Humans Heal. In today's episode, I'm going to be talking about the truths associated with the HPV virus, human papillomavirus. I'm going to be highlighting 3 main truths that I feel everyone should definitely know, but I'll actually be sharing more than three.If you would like more help, I welcome you to join me at the next Heal HPV workshop. I'll put the link down below, and you can find it on my website. You can join for free from anywhere in the world, so you can learn more about the myths and truths about HPV and how you can clear it. You can clear it - I see it over and...

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“Women are not “mini men” and cannot fast the same way men do. But women can benefit from intermittent fasting when we make modifications based on our hormones.” 

 

Cynthia Thurlow [@cynthia_thurlow] nurse practitioner and CEO of Everyday Wellness Project shares from her experience as a practitioner and woman going through perimenopause how mastering intermittent fasting changed her life and health.  

 

 

In this episode of How Humans Heal, Cynthia shares insights from her new book, Intermittent Fasting Transformation. She says that instead of being overfed, we need to be strategically fed.  

 

Women need more options besides prescription medications and surgery. Instead of just taking another pill or hormone for a symptom. We can use food choices as powerful ways to address symptoms. By making small, sustainable changes in the way we feed ourselves, we can address inflammation, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, and other health issues caused by “metabolic inflexibility”.  

 

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The bulk of us are not metabolic healthy, Cynthia says.  

 

Women are given reflux medications, anti-depressants, sleeping agents, and estrogen replacement. This creates a slippery slope and women are likely to feel wrecked by the time they hit perimenopause. In the sandwich generation, women are responsible for so much. We as women are care takers, but who is taking care of us.  

 

Cynthia is wanting to influence women’s lives in a sustainable way, and that is why she wrote her book.  

 

 

In this episode and in the book, Cynthis talks about:  

 

-As estrogen decreases, insulin sensitivity decreases 

 

-It shows up as fatigue, anxiety, weight gain, and menstrual irregularities  

 

-It used to be that restricting food and exercising more would work for weight loss, but in perimenopause, that stops working 

 

-She is not anti-carb; she encourages women to consume the right carbs 

 

-Intermittent fasting is free and flexible 

 

-Align food intake with chronobiology – our internal clock. Don’t eat within 3 hours of bedtime. Eat when it is light outside. 

 

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We are so focused on fertility years, and then women feel invisible and unrepresented in perimenopause, and yet we spend half of our lives in that state. Over 35 to 40 years old, indiscretions of snacking or having a glass of wine is more likely to be an issue, increasing inflammation and blood sugar levels. 

 

We need to be eating less often and eat the way our bodies are designed to thrive. We would not be here as a species if our bodies could not go through periods of food accessibility and scarcity, and to use different types as fuel sources. Our bodies are not designed to be in a surplus of food all the time.  

 

When you go to eat a snack, ask yourself, am I really hungry? Or am I stressed or bored and either need to take a walk or go to sleep. 

 

Use of a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) – which is currently by prescription – is one of the most impactful things you can do. It can allow you to experiment with different foods to find out how your body responds to a certain meal. Being aware of what your blood sugar is doing can be hugely influential to understand how stress, travel, and certain foods affect you.  

 

 

As hard as it can be to admit to ourselves that foods we love are an issue, when we do, it can allow us to make drastic changes in our health and wellbeing.  

 

Listen in to the amazing conversation I had with my friend, Cynthia Thurlow, for more insights about how what you are eating, and when, could be affecting the way you feel.  

 

Find her book, Intermittent Fasting Transformation, at https://cynthiathurlow.com/ 

 

 

Connect with Cynthia at: 

 

https://www.instagram.com/cynthia_thurlow_/

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1004505663061383   

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-thurlow-50395a9/

 

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Books and Resources: 

 

Pre-Order my new book: https://www.amazon.com/Master-Your-Stress-Reset-Health/dp/1953295576

 

Stress Warrior Book (FREE) 

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HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/HPV-AND-CERVICAL-DYSPLASIA-GUIDE/  

 

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