Here is a bit about Dr. Emily, what you will hear in the podcast and links for items mentioned during the conversation:
“I was originally drawn to medicine through my own life experiences. When I was 10 years old, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. After years of medications, injections and frustration, I came upon an article by Dr. Mark Hyman that discussed functional medicine and how it can reverse such conditions. The article talked about how the food we eat can either help us heal or harm us, and the impact of lifestyle choices on our health. By starting an anti-inflammatory diet and following other functional medicine principles, I was able to eliminate all of the prescription medications and am now in remission! Discovering that it was possible to reverse an autoimmune condition in this way, I wanted to learn what other benefits functional medicine had, and how I could spread this knowledge to others. I was on a mission! So, I started my training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and have received my certification (IFMCP) after years of hard work.”
In this podcast Dr. Emily shares her personal story, her journey to functional medicine and the one component in the functional medicine philosophy of treatment that is absolutely critical to address to improve overall health….STRESS!! Dr. Emily states “If stress is high I can give supplements all day long but nothing is going to change”
We talk about how stress affects the body, the gut microbiome and leaky gut, appropriate testing, adaptogenic herbs, lifestyle tools to shift the stress response, mindset shift and learning to listen to your body and how trauma and chronic stress can stay in your body and how to address that as well.
Below are some links to items mentioned in the podcast episode and how to connect with Dr. Emily:
Her website: https://www.balancedlivingfm.com/
Her training in functional medicine: https://www.ifm.org/
Cortisol Saliva test: (physician order only) https://www.gdx.net/product/adrenocortex-stress-hormone-test-saliva
Mushroom elixirs/coffee: https://us.foursigmatic.com/
Organix test for neurotransmitters and more: (physician order only) https://www.gdx.net/product/organix-comprehensive-profile-metabolic-function-test-urine
HeartMath Inner Balance Biofeedback device: https://www.heartmath.com/
Book “Stress Less Accomplish More” : https://www.amazon.com/Stress-Less-Accomplish-More-Extraordinary/dp/0062747509
Book “The Body Keeps The Score” Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma” : https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1DK463FE74HTC&dchild=1&keywords=the+body+keeps+the+score&qid=1618222664&s=books&sprefix=The+Body+Keeps+%2Cstripbooks%2C180&sr=1-1
Thank you for listening and I hope you took away a few pieces of information that will help you to manage stress in your life.
You can reach out to me at www.karenbush.com for more information on 1:1 coaching.