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#123 Escape the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster with Dr. Mariza Snyder!

How Humans Heal

Release Date: 08/30/2022

#137 Listen In On The 5 Days to Heal HPV Workshop with Dr. Doni show art #137 Listen In On The 5 Days to Heal HPV Workshop with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast I will be sharing a presentation that I gave as part of my FREE 5 Days to Heal HPV Workshop. I want to share this here in the podcast because I believe everyone should have access to this information.   I feel it is my duty, as part of all my years in practice, to share this information about this common virus that all of us are exposed to in our lifetime and yet it is not well known that we can protect ourselves from this virus and prevent it from causing cancer.    So, if you or any of your loved ones are concerned about HPV I encourage you to listen to...

#136 Acupuncture and Fertility with Michelle Oravitz show art #136 Acupuncture and Fertility with Michelle Oravitz

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about acupuncture and Ayurvedic medicine to support fertility with Michelle Oravitz.    Michelle Oravitz began her career as an architect upon graduating from Philadelphia University. After many years of experiencing missed periods (which traditional doctors could not resolve) and enduring stress at her high demand job in NYC, she decided to go to an acupuncturist named Dr. Li who immediately regulated her cycle.   Not only did her symptoms resolve, but she also felt a renewed sense of well being and clarity. She was unable to recognize just how...

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How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we will discuss how to prevent and recover from upper respiratory infections.    Dr. Doni discusses the various different viruses, including influenza, coronavirus (COVID) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), how to know the difference, and when it is important to know which virus is causing your cold symptoms.   As many of us know, sometimes it may take days, weeks, or even longer to recover and feel fully back to normal once a cold or flu hits. That’s too long to feel outside of our optimal health.    Upper respiratory infections often...

#134 The Importance of Self C.A.R.E. with Dr. Doni show art #134 The Importance of Self C.A.R.E. with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about self-care and what it is like to go on a retreat.   So what is self-care?    We have been taught that self-care is just related to a set of essential daily activities like showering, brushing our teeth, eating, resting, and getting some sleep. To me true self-care is so much more than that.     It is about doing the activities that help you experience the essence of taking care of yourself, which involve self-compassion and self-prioritization of your time and your resources to do not only what you want but what is beneficial to...

#133 Hormones Interaction with Weight Loss and Fertility with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi show art #133 Hormones Interaction with Weight Loss and Fertility with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about hormones, including leptin, and how hormones relate to weight loss and fertility with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi. We also discuss the effect of gluten and Celiac disease on hormones and fertility.   Dr. Bindiya is a functional and integrative doctor who specializes in helping patients to alleviate their leptin resistance, lose weight, and return to wellness.   For a long time Dr. Bindiya suffered from nutritional deficiency due to a “healthy diet”. She suffered from constipation, anemia, acne, headaches, skin rashes, irregular menstrual cycles, constant...

#132 Grief and Stress with Dr. Doni show art #132 Grief and Stress with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about stress related to grief. One of the greatest stresses that we experience as humans and that is the loss of a loved one. Loss, stress and grief can also be related to the end of a relationship for example because of a divorce or a breakup or even the end of a friendship. It could be related to the loss of a job, needing to move homes or the loss of a pet.   The stages of grief are not necessarily linear; we can even go through all of them in a day.   We may feel denial, being in shock, anger, guilt and fear. We may also experience depression and...

#131 Facing Infertility with Jenica Parcell show art #131 Facing Infertility with Jenica Parcell

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast I talked about infertility with Jenica Parcell, who is a certified life coach specializing in fertility and helping women to be fearless when they're going through the process of conceiving.     Planning to get pregnant can be a very stressful process. From the moment you start thinking about having a baby, to figuring out if you are ovulating, whether you are pregnant, is there going to be a miscarriage, will the baby be OK, and then worrying about labor, etc. The whole process can be quite overwhelming.    After Jenica got married at age 21 she...

#130 The Gut-Brain Axis with Dr. Doni show art #130 The Gut-Brain Axis with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about the gut-brain axis. Stress and cortisol levels in our bodies disrupt our gut health and then our gut health disrupts our cortisol levels and our nervous system. This creates a vicious cycle that leads to various health issues including anxiety, depression, insomnia and many more. By solving the gut-brain axis and healing it we can heal from these chronic issues. So, what is this gut-brain axis?     The mind-gut connection is related to the Vagus nerve. The Vagus nerve is the longest nerve in our bodies and it is heavily involved in the...

#129 Stress and Gut Health with Kiran Krishnan show art #129 Stress and Gut Health with Kiran Krishnan

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast I talked with Kiran Krishnan, he is a research microbiologist and the co-founder of Microbiome Labs. He specializes in understanding our gut and our gut biome.     -   I’ve known Kiran for a number of years (we often attend the same medical conferences) and I always enjoy getting his scientific perspective. Today I especially wanted to hear his perspective on stress and the gut-brain axis.    How are stress and our gut health connected?    Kiran explains that we've known for a long time that stress is not good for us but we haven't...

#128 Escape Narcissism with Dr. Doni show art #128 Escape Narcissism with Dr. Doni

How Humans Heal

In today’s podcast we talk about the topic of narcissism. Narcissism as an overall concept and term can be used in many ways, including to describe personality traits of being excessively admiring of oneself, someone who might be self-centered or selfish or only thinking of themselves, so much so that they feel a sense of entitlement.    As we talk about narcissism, we need to distinguish it from a healthy sense of self prioritization and self-care. I talk about self-care a lot in my new book and in myself care program. It's all about how we take better care of ourselves in terms...

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Fatigue is such a common issue, but often we find ourselves reaching for sugar and caffeine to keep us going, especially as busy moms and entrepreneurs.  


Energy is the ultimate currency. Who doesn’t want more?!!  


Dr. Mariza describes hitting energy rock bottom with chronic fatigue, when she fought her way to the bathroom each day to get ready, and reached for sugar to keep her going.  


She realized that at 30 years old that way of operating wasn’t going to be sustainable.  


Over the next three years, she searched for real solutions until she figured out:  


-She had been racing against the clock since a young age 


-Being addicted to stress was only part of the problem 


-She was on the perpetual blood sugar roller coaster for years 


-Survival strategies from her stressful childhood drove her into the ground 



Dr. Mariza laughs as she remembers feeding herself peppermint patties and diet soda, until she was 35 pounds overweight, severe mood swings, PMS symptoms, and so tired, she needed naps between patients.  


She doesn’t want others to hit that breaking point.  


To break this pattern and get off the blood sugar roller coaster, she had to:  


-Learn to love herself instead of being motivated by accolades and achievements 


-Let go of (or retiring) beliefs that no longer served her 


-Ask whether what worked in the past is serving me anymore 


-Choose to be worthy just by being who you are 



Your body is telling you it needs a break! 


133 million adults are insulin resistant. Over 90% of us have blood sugar spikes at least once per week without knowing it is happening. And it is not on our radar. The medical system doesn’t pay attention until you have type 2 diabetes. Way before that, blood sugar issues affect how we show up and feel every day.  


Dr. Mariza recommends:  


-that we ask to do the blood tests for Hemoglobin A1c and fasting insulin every year 


-consider using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) even for 2 weeks 


-If you are hangry, have crazy cravings, or have lagging energy, it’s time to address your blood sugar levels 



Listen in as Dr. Mariza describes 5 simple hacks to upgrade energy and support metabolic health:  


-Start every day with a savory meal, not the Standard American Breakfast. Don’t spike your blood sugar with cereal, oatmeal, or a sweetened beverage.  


-Start every meal with fiber or protein to blunt a blood sugar response.  


-If you want dessert, choose fruit without dairy and sugar, better after lunch. 


-Walk after meals.  


-Stop eating 3 hours before bed, and fast overnight.  



If you’ve been trying to solve low energy levels and figure out what your body needs, don’t miss the part where she talks about the device that has been helping her as a recovering stress-aholic to tailor each day and become more aware of the signals her body is sending. 


I totally loved this conversation with Dr. Mariza and found that some of these same strategies helped me recover from burnout, fatigue and the blood sugar roller coaster. I discuss so much of this in the Master Your Stress, Reset Your Health book. 


I’m so honored to discuss all of this more and join Dr. Mariza in her online Hormone Relief Summit, which is September 26-30, 2022. You can sign up here: https://www.reliefsummit.com/?afmc=1k  




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