Choline is an essential nutrient for proper growth, development, and overall function of the human body, yet nine out of 10 Americans don’t get enough. Even if you supplement with choline, a recent study suggests that certain gut microbes could prevent proper choline absorption. This may be especially harmful during pregnancy. Read on to learn what the research tells us about choline and how to optimize your choline status to support overall health.
In this episode, we discuss: Robert Biswas-Diener’s journey from psychologist to coach What is positive psychology? Combining positive psychology and coaching The fundamentals of health coaching How health coaching differs from an expert or authority approach How asking powerful questions shifts the dialogue Framework for coaches just getting started What an aspiring health coach should look for in a training program Show Notes: ADAPT Health Coach Training Program Upside of Your Dark Side –… Read More
Most people know that antibiotics can have adverse effects on the composition of the gut microbiome. But did you know that nearly a quarter of non-antibiotic drugs can as well? Read on as I discuss the results of a recent study, and learn which of your prescriptions might be influencing your gut microbiome—for better or for worse.
We often make the mistake of assuming that big problems require big interventions to make a difference. But it’s actually a series of small changes that tends to make the biggest impact, instead of these hugely dramatic interventions. That’s the message with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s new book, How to Make Disease Disappear. Today we talk with Dr. Chatterjee, the star of the hit BBC One series Doctor in the House, whose mission is to help 100 million people feel fantastic by restoring them to optimal health.
While Functional Medicine is gaining in popularity and reputation, the costs associated with it are still prohibitive for many people. By implementing corporate and community wellness programs, Functional Medicine can begin to reach people on a much wider scale. Today, we have a roundtable discussion with Amory Langmo and David Sprague from the Berkeley Fire Department; Dr. Sunjya Schweig, Danielle Cook, and Tracey Clow from CCFM; Yaron Hadad from Nutrino; and Chuck Hazzard from Oura. We discuss the success of the Berkeley Fire Department pilot wellness program we worked together to develop and implement for their incoming class of 10 new recruits.
Let’s face it, you can have all the information in the world about diet and exercise, but that information won’t do anything for you unless you put it into action. “You should do this” and “You should do that,” but how many of those “shoulds” are you actually doing? It can be tough to go it alone. There’s so much information out there about the Paleo diet and lifestyle, some of which can even be… Read More