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Dr. Plank's Wellness & Weight Loss Nutritional Nuggets

Dr. Plank's Wellness & Weight Loss Nutritional Nuggets

By Dr Plank

Dr. Susan Plank specializes in hormone issues and how they affect your energy and your weight. Hormone imbalance is an often overlooked cause of fatigue and weight gain. Dr. Plank wants you to have,
the energy you need
the intimacy you crave, and
the body you deserve

Dr. Plank utilizes her experience, humor and common sense to address common health concerns.

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Cracking the Hormonal Code: Understanding Insulin Resistance and PCOS

Dr. Plank's Wellness & Weight Loss Nutritional NuggetsMay 25, 2023

Cracking the Hormonal Code: Understanding Insulin Resistance and PCOS
May 25, 202348:59
Insulin Resistance, Weight Gain and the Energy Drain Connection
May 25, 202327:50
Breaking Down Insulin Resistance: What You Need to Know
May 18, 202328:20
Unraveling the Mysteries of PCOS: Understanding Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options
May 10, 202328:04
Breaking the Taboo: Why Women Fear Estrogen but Embrace Birth Control Pills

Breaking the Taboo: Why Women Fear Estrogen but Embrace Birth Control Pills


Today, women have been taught to fear estrogen but not birth control pills. This does not make sense to me. Birth control pills contain synthetic estrogen and progestins that are foreign to the body, have endocrine disruptor effects, which make blood "thicker" which can lead to blood clots, hypertension and much more.

Also, in this episode...

Estrogen is Essential for a Woman’s Wellbeing Why Women Are Fearful of Estrogen Taking Synthetic Hormones - DETOX Synthetic Hormones in Streams and Lakes

These synthetic hormones have been found in streams and rivers, and they have been shown to have an impact on the reproductive cycles of fish and other aquatic organisms.

May 03, 202327:57
Hormone Harmony During Menopause: The answer to Fatigue, Anxiety, Night Sweats and Sleepless Nights

Hormone Harmony During Menopause: The answer to Fatigue, Anxiety, Night Sweats and Sleepless Nights


Here's this month's bonus video! Interested in finding out more about balancing your hormones or securing your own Hormone Harmony? Click here, Hormone Harmony Clinic!

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycle. It is officially diagnosed after a woman has gone a full year without a menstrual period.

Hormone imbalances related to menopause can have a significant impact on a woman's health and well-being. Hormonal changes can also increase a woman's risk for osteoporosis, heart disease, weight gain and other chronic health conditions. Additionally, some women may experience a decline in libido or other sexual changes due to the decrease in estrogen and testosterone levels. It's important for women to be aware of these potential changes and be able to speak to their partner with their concerns that arise during menopause. Consider personalized testing and guidance from a functional nutritionist! - timestamps - 00:00 - Hormone Harmony Workbook 01:20 - Introduction 02:09 - Life Stressors and Stress Hormone Response 05:08 - The Stress Hormone Cortisol 08:09 - Stress Hormone Cascade the Importance of Cholesterol 12:21 - Neurotransmitters Mood and Psychological Symptoms During Menopause 14:25 - Epinephrine Norepinephrine Anxiety During Menopause 15:39 - Dopamine & Serotonin Calming Sleep During Menopause 17:14 - How Hormones Become Impacted and Imbalanced 19:57 - Sex Hormones 22:36 - Estrogen 23:59 - Testosterone Fatigue and Low Libido During Menopause 27:11 - Causes of Hormone Imbalances Causing Menopausal Weight Gain and Belly Fat 30:28 - Two Types of Hormone Imbalances 33:19 - Hormone Balancing Diet 35:17 - Hormone Detox PCOS and Insulin Resistance 36:28 - Hormone Testing 37:35 - Hormone Balancing Adaptogens and Supplements 39:08 - Hormone Harmony Menopause Clinic

Apr 30, 202340:51
Combat Menopause Weight Gain with a Hormone Balancing Diet: The Ultimate Guide
Apr 26, 202328:50
Surviving Menopause: A Woman's Journey Through the Symptoms and Solutions

Surviving Menopause: A Woman's Journey Through the Symptoms and Solutions

Hi and welcome to another show!

This week we're talking menopause, buckle up because menopause symptoms aren't for the faint of heart. The

following is a women's thoughts...

"I wake up feeling exhausted even after a full night's sleep, my night sweats are affecting my sleep and intimacy. My mood swings, when I can recognize them, are unpredictable. The hot flashes make it difficult to concentrate at work, leaving me feeling embarrassed and that I am constantly on edge. I can't focus on anything, and my memory feels like it's slipping. It's affecting my confidence and self-esteem, and I feel like I'm not performing at my best. It's also impacting my relationships at home as I'm often irritable and short-tempered. I just want to feel like myself again and enjoy life without these constant symptoms."

Take Action

It's time to take control of your health and start feeling like yourself again. Don't let these symptoms hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. By educating yourself, getting your hormones tested and taking advantage of the personalized support and care options available during my Hormone Harmony Webinar and Clinic, you can achieve optimal hormone balance and improve your quality of life. Don't wait any longer to take the first step towards a happier, healthier you.

Register Hormone Harmony webinar

Hormone Harmony Clinic


hormone testing hormone detox hormone diet with recipes group support meetings Report of Findings with Dr. Plank Personalized Hormone Harmony lifestyle plan

Learn more...

Have a great day!

Dr. Susan

Apr 19, 202328:49
Back to the Basics: Embracing the Paleo Lifestyle to Fight Inflammation

Back to the Basics: Embracing the Paleo Lifestyle to Fight Inflammation

Apr 14, 202329:10
Ketones: The Key to Unlocking the Keto Diet Benefits
Mar 29, 202329:30
Breaking Up with Sugar: The Science That Drives Your Sugar Cravings
Mar 23, 202328:08
Mastering Your Metabolism: The Key to Sustainable Weight Loss
Mar 15, 202328:13
Hashimoto's Diagnosis, Do You Need Synthroid?

Hashimoto's Diagnosis, Do You Need Synthroid?

You may not realize it but...

No, not all individuals diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis require Synthroid (levothyroxine) or other thyroid medication, but unfortunately, this information isn't readily shared with you.

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder, all autoimmune disorders are inflammatory in nature.  In Hashimoto's inflammation causes the immune system to attack the thyroid gland, leading to inflammation and damage. This may cause a decrease in thyroid hormone production, leading to hypothyroidism but the key here is may.  There is definitely inflammation being triggered and further evaluation should be considered to find the cause of the inflammation!

It's the chronic inflammation that causes the destruction of the thyroid gland, which therefore over time affects the thyroid's ability to produce T4 and T3 the thyroid hormones.

In some cases, Hashimoto's thyroiditis may not cause significant thyroid hormone deficiency, and the patient may not experience any symptoms. In such cases, medication may not be necessary, and the patient may be monitored periodically for any changes in thyroid function.

Therefore, the need for Synthroid medication in Hashimoto's thyroiditis really depends on the individual case, and if further evaluation is done to determine the cause of the inflammation.

If you think about it logically, Hashimoto's is an inflammatory condition but being treated with thyroid hormone replacement medication.

Let me know if you enjoy this video!

Dr. Plank

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Mar 14, 202309:42
Unlock the Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life: Tips for Adding More Quality Years to Your Journey!
Mar 08, 202328:43
Weight Loss, Starts with Anti-Inflammatory Eating

Weight Loss, Starts with Anti-Inflammatory Eating


There's one thing most weight loss plans don't consider, and that's that certain foods are inflammatory: foods like cheese, milk, gluten, yogurt and other grains.  In this plan I'm going to give you support with meeting, videos and daily delicious recipes that remove common inflammatory foods so you can reclaim your health!

Consider my very cost-effective online eating plan: 28 Days to a Healthier You

What do you have to lose?

Without removing inflammatory foods your weight loss will continue to lead to frustration and then self-sabotaging behaviors.  Why?  Because you're not getting results and you figure well if I'm not losing weight I may as well eat, so you eat out of frustration.  

What a vicious cycle!

Are you looking for practical ways to improve your health and achieve your wellness goals? Whether you want to boost your energy, lose weight, or simply feel better, my personalized, 28 Days to a Healthier You program will educate and support your body's needs.  We're starting March 1st.

Learn more here!

Will you join us?

Dr. Susan Plank

Feb 28, 202308:21
What is the Best Weight Loss Program?

What is the Best Weight Loss Program?

The short answer is the one that works for you!

Welcome to today's program where we will be discussing how to become a healthier you in just 28 days. I am excited to introduce you to a unique and highly effective nutrition program - "28 Days to a Healthier You." I designed this very cost-effective program to help you achieve your health goals, improve your overall well-being, and feel better than you have in years.

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for both physical and mental health. One of the most significant benefits of a healthy weight is the reduced risk of chronic diseases and improved confidence.

Testimonial from Natalie: "I had to go into the office today and was able to wear a pair of pants that were far too tight just a few weeks ago!!!!" 02/21/2023, She has lost #11 in the first 28 days!

Are you tired of feeling sluggish and weighed down by poor nutrition? Do you struggle to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle? If so, then the "28 Days to a Healthier You" program is exactly what you need to achieve your health goals and improve your overall well-being. During this program, you'll receive a comprehensive guide to nutrition, with recipes, shopping lists, what should you eat, what should you not, ongoing education and support, and I’m going to personalize the plan just for you…

But you have to sign up!  

Learn more, click 28 Days to a Healthier You: Beat Inflammation, Shed Weight, and Conquer Autoimmunity!

This is a virtual nutrition online program with one-on-one telephone consultations, online weekly group meeting, weekly shopping lists, daily recipes, food logging and weight tracking.

We start March 1st!

Feb 22, 202327:23
How to Care for Your Hashimoto's Naturally
Feb 15, 202329:08
Discover the Surprising Truth About Chocolate - Healthy or Harmful? And Special Guest Host Katie Lovitt and I Discuss IBS!

Discover the Surprising Truth About Chocolate - Healthy or Harmful? And Special Guest Host Katie Lovitt and I Discuss IBS!


Welcome to another episode of Wellness & Weight Loss w/ Dr. Susan.

On today's episode we're diving into the latest research on Chocolate, and the presence of heavy metals which are harmful to adults and children.  You can read more here.

And I'll be joined by my Guest this week, Katie Lovitt.  Katie was a presenter at this year's Weight Loss Reboot Sumit.  Katie is an expert in IBS and digestive issues but she's going to share her mindset hints and tips to be able to incorporate changes into your daily routine and she'll also discuss "Someday goals" and "Should goals."

So, let's get started!

To sign up for my newsletter, or offer ideas for content you'd like to hear, please click HERE.

To check out Katie's website click Here.

Give us some love!! 💓but be leery of the chocolate, LOL!

Feb 09, 202334:60
Boost Your Metabolism, Boost Your Brain Health (Get Parkinson's Insights)
Feb 01, 202333:00
What is TSH? & Special Guest Kylie Fagnano Discussing Cool the Burn: Understanding the Root Cause of Heart Burn and How to Soothe It
Jan 25, 202331:07
Wellness & Weight Loss Reboot Summit Free Giveaways*!
Jan 18, 202303:54
The Pros and Cons of Low-Calorie Eating & An Intimate Conversation w/ Dr. Jessica Whelan Around Women’s Healthcare: Creighton Model FertilityCare™

The Pros and Cons of Low-Calorie Eating & An Intimate Conversation w/ Dr. Jessica Whelan Around Women’s Healthcare: Creighton Model FertilityCare™


As you might know we're in the middle of the Wellness & Weight Loss Reboot Summit this week.So, I wanted to talk about the Pros and Cons of Low-Calorie 

Eating, it isn't for everybody, find out why.  You can find more information HERE.

But I was more than happy to cut my discussion short to invite to the show Dr. Jessica Whelan, ND.  We had a very intimate, honest and needed conversation around her experiences around her hormones and menstrual cycle as a younger woman and how it shaped her career.  She's an expert on the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ and she will be speaking tomorrow at the Wellness & Weight Loss Reboot Summit, register now, HERE and join in to hear Dr. Jessica share more insights and cutting-edge information at the summit.

See you there!  Can't make the summit LIVE, no worries, you'll get all the replays, but you have to register now!

Thanks for listening,

Dr. Susan Plank

Jan 18, 202334:03
Weight Loss Questions? Don't miss this, one week only!
Jan 13, 202302:21
Wondering How to Lose Weight?
Jan 12, 202301:12
Should You Give Dry January aka Dryuary a Try (Just this Once)?

Should You Give Dry January aka Dryuary a Try (Just this Once)?

January 16th-20th, 2023 Weight Loss Reboot Summit

Why should you consider giving up alcohol?

Dry January is a popular health trend. The idea is simple — give up alcohol for a month and reap the benefits.

The goal of Dry January is to get people to see how much they drink and how it affects their lives. Many people find that by giving up alcohol for a month, they feel healthier, more energetic, and more productive at work.

It's not just about giving up alcohol for a month — it's about making healthy lifestyle changes that will last long after January ends.

Here are some of the health benefits you can expect from giving up alcohol:

Better sleep:      Alcohol disrupts sleep patterns because it stimulates the production of adrenaline and cortisol, two hormones that affect the brain chemical      serotonin. Serotonin helps regulate sleep cycles, so when it's disrupted by drinking too much alcohol, it can make falling asleep more difficult. Less anxiety:      Research shows that drinking too much alcohol can interfere with serotonin levels in your brain, which may be why people report feeling less anxious      after giving up booze.

Weight loss: Read more HERE

Are you bothered by nagging symptoms; fatigue, bloat and weight gain?  Invest 30 minutes in your health, complete my online health assessment: HERE

Thanks for listening!

~Dr. Plank

Jan 11, 202327:60
Setting Weight Loss Goals That Get Results
Jan 07, 202328:11
To Lose Weight and Get Healthy How Many Carbs Should I Eat?
Oct 12, 202228:13
Mood and Food: 7 Powerful Tips to Conquer Emotional Eating

Mood and Food: 7 Powerful Tips to Conquer Emotional Eating

We all live with stress, negative thoughts and the occasional comfort food — but if any of these gets too intense, they'll rob you of joy, leave you feeling defeated about your health and wear you out. No matter your age or gender, it's time to take a deep dive into your stress, negative thoughts and feeling.

We often give ourselves a hard time when things aren't going our way. We drag out past mistakes, dwell on past failures and replay them over and over again in our minds. Similarly, we rehash our insecurities, putting ourselves down and placing unrealistic expectations on ourselves.

I frequently see this with weight issues, someone's past failures holding them back from moving forward. Do you ever find yourself doing any of the above? If so, then it's time you checked-in with your thoughts and feelings.

This is a gold nugget, it's not what happens to us that determines how anxious or depressed we feel, it's the meaning we give to the event.

When we attach a negative meaning to something, it can lead to stress, depression and anxiety. This is because we aren't separating our thoughts and feelings. Our interpretation of an event, a trigger, affects our feelings, which in turn affects our thoughts.

So, while I think it's very important to be able to challenge your thoughts, your triggers and stressors might still be there which creates cravings for comfort. Being aware of your need for comfort whether from food, sweets, nicotine or alcohol. All of these are avenues to handle stress and our pent-up emotions in an unhealthy way.

This is where our mental health and physical health converge through our triggers, feelings and thoughts. And when we reach for comforting foods, we want comfort in the moment but we're actually self-sabotaging our mental and physical health.

I want to share with you some ways to challenge your self-thoughts, but I want to make you aware of the adrenal stress hormone cortisol and how it’s coming into play and making you feel worse.

This is a powerful episode!

Would you like more information about this topic?  Read my blog here.

Best in health~

Dr. Susan

Jul 27, 202228:51
Menopause Symptoms and The Surprising Benefits of Testosterone Replacement
Jul 14, 202228:32
Testosterone: 5 Things Every Man Over 40 Needs to Know

Testosterone: 5 Things Every Man Over 40 Needs to Know

You might not give much thought to the idea of low testosterone, but the moment you turn 40, it should have been a top priority. You start making less testosterone every year for the rest of your life.  Low testosterone level in men can often be correlated with erectile dysfunction (ED) or sexual dysfunction. It can even cause problems such as loss of muscle mass, increase in body fat, lower bone density and declining overall health.

For men over 40, low testosterone can interfere with your health, sex life, and even your ability to think clearly.

Your risk for low testosterone increases as you get older, it's important to be aware of the symptoms. They include:

Decreased muscle mass(sarcopenia) Loss of body hair Difficulty concentrating and remembering things, I call brain fog Erectile dysfunction or decreased sexual desire Even hearing loss

Testosterone is a hormone that's produced mainly by the testicles. It plays a role in sperm production as well as bone and muscle mass. Low levels of testosterone can affect your libido and energy level. It can also cause changes in mood and memory problems.

Other concerns:

You have difficulty falling asleep at night or staying asleep through the night You wake up exhausted even after a full night's sleep You feel irritable or frustrated throughout the day You experience depression or anxiety more often than usual

Low testosterone (or low T) is when your body doesn't produce enough of the hormone testosterone. It's also sometimes called andropause (a male menopause).

If you are experiencing two or more of these symptoms, I urge you to invest 30 minutes in your health and take my online Health Assessment, then schedule a chat during your Best Next Step nutritional consultation.

Let's get some answers, I want to help!

Dr. Plank

P.S. Take Dr. Plank's online Health Assessment here!

Jul 01, 202227:59
Hormone Connection of a Healthy Heart and A Healthy Weight!
May 16, 202227:60
Plate Portions for Weight Loss and Surprising Vegetables You Should Limit
May 10, 202233:14
Is Menopause Contributing to Your IBS and Gut Issues?
May 08, 202228:28
Save Your Gallbladder!
May 03, 202227:46
IBS: Do I Have IBS?

IBS: Do I Have IBS?

Do You Have IBS?

IBS, stands for irritable bowel syndrome. IBS is a group of very common symptoms such as:

· Gas

· Chronic bloating

· Cramping

· Constipation

· Diarrhea

We all experience mild gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort every now and then with the symptoms I listed above. It’s when these symptoms last for months and years that IBS is diagnosed.

IBS can be very disruptive depending on the severity of your symptoms. Some, a lucky few, have mild discomfort every now and then. While others find it difficult to enjoy a normal lifestyle due to their symptoms.

Apr 23, 202228:40
Thyroid 101: Fatigued, Tired and Gaining Weight Quickly?
Apr 22, 202228:20
Why Am I So Bloated?

Why Am I So Bloated?

Gas, bloat and constipation can happen occasionally and for a variety of reasons but when it causes you pain and affects your lifestyle it's time to get some help.

Gas, bloat and constipation can benign or more problematic, either way finding relief is the goal!

IBS with constipation (IBS-C) is a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder which causes gas, bloating, abdominal pain and hard, infrequent bowel movements.

All types of IBS are lifestyle issues more so than life threatening but the degree of pain should not be taken lightly.

There is no cure for IBS-C but diet, stress management and lifestyle changes can be helpful.

Want to find out more, read Dr. Plank's blog, I Am So Bloated.

When you're ready to take the Best Next Step invest 30 minutes in your health and complete Dr. Plank's Online Health Assessment.

We'll send you your results We'll offer you a free Best Next Step consultation with Dr. Plank

When you're tired of guessing, we'll do the testing!

Apr 22, 202228:42
Could It Be Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?
Apr 22, 202228:32
Hormones, Wellness and Weight Loss
Jan 11, 202228:26
Hormone Balance & Birth Control Pills: Benefit or Band Aid?

Hormone Balance & Birth Control Pills: Benefit or Band Aid?


On today's episode I want to delve into the ethical, medical and nutritional issues of oral birth control pill usage.

“The pill” was first marketed in the 1960’s, it’s purpose was contraception, but with any medication comes side effects and quickly, the pill side effects included increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular events.

Interestingly, the manufacturing companies listened and lowered the dose of estrogen in the original pill due to these concerns.

The market for the pill became fierce, to improve marketing and the manufacturers financial bottom line, birth control pills started being marketed for:

acne, to reduce the number of menstrual cycles and to alleviate premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

These marketing claims by pharmaceutical companies promised women they would be more comfortable with themselves, by being free of the constraints of menstruation and hormone imbalance. As marketing campaigns do, it changed the perception of the pill for unwanted pregnancy to a “lifestyle drug.”

This is where I start to have real concerns.

Pharmaceutical company’s marketing states they want to free a woman from hormone imbalance but

birth control pills do not correct hormone imbalance.

If your hormone levels haven’t been tested no treatment, pharmaceutical or natural, can possibly be effective.

Hormone balance is impossible without knowing your specific hormone levels. You must know what hormone is imbalanced to fix it. If you don’t test, it’s a guess.

To learn more check out my blog

Bloated, tired, fatigued and need answers, schedule a free Symptom Relief Consultation with me HERE, I'd love to see if my testing and hormone balancing program is a fit for you.

I look forward to talking to you!

Dr. Susan

Aug 08, 202128:26
Female Health: Understanding Hormone Balance

Female Health: Understanding Hormone Balance

Today we’re talking women's health, we’ll be talking hormones, hot flashes, symptoms and birth control pills.

Most women report getting some combination of symptoms such as bloating, mild cramps, headaches, and moodiness, all of which are totally normal. 

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, let's have a chat- grab a free consultation with me HERE:

Pain that lasts more than two or three days Pelvic pain at times besides your period Over-the-counter pain medications aren’t offering relief You’re calling off work/ school regularly due to pain You’re worried that something’s not right If your cramps are making it difficult for you to go about your day, don’t accept “you’re fine” as an answer from your doctor.

I hope you find this episode informative!

Dr. Susan

Aug 08, 202128:14
Fast Food & the Manipulating of Science They Use to Addict Us
Jul 27, 202128:25
Food Addiction or Self Sabotage? Your healthcare provider doesn’t have answers
Jul 27, 202128:36
The 5 Must Haves of a Respectable Weight Loss Program
Jul 27, 202128:16
Do We Really Want A Return To Normal?
Jun 26, 202128:32
Do You Really Want To Return To Normal?
Jun 15, 202127:46
Struggles of Weight and Body Image In Younger Women
May 04, 202129:17
3 Weight Loss BioHacks to Lose Weight & Love Your Body

3 Weight Loss BioHacks to Lose Weight & Love Your Body

Chronic dieting is ineffective and leads to further weight gain by robbing you of vital nutrients and vitamins needed for energy and to drive your metabolism.

Apr 16, 202129:17
The Answer to Thinning Hair, Restless Sleep and Weight Gain over 50

The Answer to Thinning Hair, Restless Sleep and Weight Gain over 50

The thyroid like other hormones decreases as we age, with each decade it decreases further.  Many blame slowing down, constipation, thinning hair and weight gain on menopause (or andropause for guys) but it might be the thyroid.

Mar 19, 202128:42
Are you waking up more tired than when you went to bed?

Are you waking up more tired than when you went to bed?

Could it be your thyroid?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism develop slowly, often over several years. At first, you may feel tired and sluggish. Later, you may develop other signs and symptoms of a slowed-down metabolism, including:

- Feeling cold when other people do not

- Constipation

- Muscle weakness

- Weight gain, even though you are not eating more food

- Joint or muscle pain

- Feeling sad or depressed

- Feeling very tired

- Pale, dry skin

- Dry, thinning hair

- Slow heart rate

- Less sweating than usual

- A puffy face

- A hoarse voice

- More than usual menstrual bleeding

Mar 18, 202129:14
Exploring Hashimoto's: What your doc never told you

Exploring Hashimoto's: What your doc never told you

Hashimoto's is an auto-immune disease of the thyroid gland.  It is treated with medication. It's said to be the number one cause of hypothyroidism and under active thyroid.  

But is it?

Listen in as Dr. Susan Plank briefly discusses inflammation in heart disease but delves into Hashimoto's thyroiditis as an inflammatory-immune condition of the thyroid.  It's actually the inflammation that affects the thyroid function.  

Inflammation is caused by:

stress food reactions infection

A natural fix would be to find and remove the cause of the inflammation and let the thyroid heal.

Feb 27, 202128:40
Women Health Issues: Inflammation & Foundational Thought Patterns

Women Health Issues: Inflammation & Foundational Thought Patterns

Women's health issues including PCOS, endometriosis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis are triggered and worsened by unrecognized inflammation.  Also, adding to these issues are faulty core beliefs.

We delve into these conditions and the potential thought patterns that can keep women stuck.

Feb 20, 202129:01
Lower Cholesterol and Lose Inches from Your Waistline Quickly & Naturally

Lower Cholesterol and Lose Inches from Your Waistline Quickly & Naturally

Listen in,

This client has had great success, when we removed inflammatory foods...

"It has been one month since I started the programs and and stopped drinking. I have lost 20 pounds! I went from having heartburn constantly, to not having it at all! I am sleeping much better. My feet hurt much less. I can trim my toenails again! My sex drive is back! I can’t even describe how much better I feel than I did a month ago!!!


His 6 week results*:

Weight down: 24#

Blood sugar: from 113 to 99

Cholesterol: from 250 to 199

Triglycerides: from 278 to 126

*His results are not usual but the are actual!

Would you like to know more?  Go to Dr. Plank's Norwin Wellness facebook page to see the video, link here:

Feb 19, 202128:26
Creating a Strong and Healthy You
Jan 12, 202128:54
Understanding Breast Health: Not just for women
Oct 29, 202027:56
How To Prepare for The Next Round of Covid Stress?
Sep 23, 202056:24
Eureka! That makes sense, why didn't my doc tell me this?

Eureka! That makes sense, why didn't my doc tell me this?

Some of you may remember the old V8 commercial; Wow!  I could have had a V8!

That's how many of my clients feel when they get the news that there is help for their nagging symptoms, like fatigue, bloat and weight gain and it doesn't require medication.

Listen in and be sure to take advantage of my Eureka September Wellness & Weight Loss Special!  Head to for more information.

Happy listening,

Dr. Plank

Sep 12, 202028:35
Hormonal Roller Coaster: Stop! I want to get off
Sep 03, 202028:30
Overlooked Cause of Anxiety & Depression: Broken Adrenals

Overlooked Cause of Anxiety & Depression: Broken Adrenals

A recent study by Kaiser says that rates of anxiety and depression have tripled in recent months.  What is the real cause of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders?

I suspect it is broken adrenals which has led to adrenal fatigue in many people.  Still unrecognized by mainstream healthcare the adrenals are our protective barrier physically and emotionally from our surrounding.

This episode explores the adrenals connection to anxiety and depression.

Please go to and take the free Stress Survey which reveals if adrenal fatigue maybe a cause of your symptoms.

Jul 30, 202057:49
Three Steps To End Frustration, Improve Energy and Lose Weight
Jul 22, 202028:16
Troubling Times: The Effects of Stress on Hormones & the Inability to Lose Weight

Troubling Times: The Effects of Stress on Hormones & the Inability to Lose Weight

Tired, anxious, trouble sleeping?

These a re a few of the symptoms we associate with stress but what about hormone disruption.  Our stress hormones are the precursors for our sex hormones.  Too much stress, causes imbalances of estrogen in women and testosterone in men.  Hormone imbalances cause weight gain and contribute to an inability to lose that stubborn weight.

I hope you enjoy this episode.

Go to and take our Stress Symptom Survey.  If your stressed and can't lose the weight, you know, you have to do something but not sure what to do...

1. complete the Stress Survey

2. Set up a free Laser Consult so you and I can get figured out if your hormones are the problem.

Be well~

Dr Plank

Jul 17, 202027:45
Stress Hormones a Cause for the Broken Metabolism

Stress Hormones a Cause for the Broken Metabolism

Wonder why you feel sluggish, wake up tired, can't get motivated, struggle to lose weight and are feeling tense?

Well yes, a world-wide pandemic will do it but it's stress.  Stress causes a broken metabolism.  the effects of stress lead to immune breakdown, poor digestion, cardiovascular disease and the list goes on and on.

Take advantage of Dr Plank's free Weight Loss and Wellness Giveaway and register @:

Jul 10, 202027:56
How To Limit Anxiety & Depression In Uncertain Times

How To Limit Anxiety & Depression In Uncertain Times

We rely on habits and routines to give our thoughts and behaviors structure. What should we do when that structure is disrupted?

The stress response is triggered by three different criteria and leads to anxiety and depression.  When something is:

sustained or chronic

The situation we find ourselves in now unfortunately checks all those boxes and it's not just affecting us individually but as a nation.

This leaves little room if any for escape, it's everywhere 24/7.  For this reason alone we need to find some control.

Mar 26, 202056:57
Understanding Viruses: Why Antibiotics Don't Work

Understanding Viruses: Why Antibiotics Don't Work

Welcome to wellness & weight loss w/ Dr Susan

Hi folks, obviously our lives have changed dramatically in the last couple of weeks with uncertainty  creeping in.

Today we'll talk a bit about viruses in general, and demystify them and we'll discuss  a little about the specifics of the coronavirus and we're going to keep doing what we do.  Educate, evaluate and discuss overlooked ways to maintain and regain our health in the face of adversity.

I was thinking about it over the weekend and this is the perfect time to block out (or try to limit) the chaotic noise and refocus on what truly is important which is our health, our families health and support for our community.  When you live regret free you don't have to worry.  Be proactive and be calm.

I hope you find this episode informational!  If you'd like to find out more of how to self care through diet and healthy lifestyle choices consider taking our Eating Habits Can Boost Immunity: Can You Benefit? survey.  After completion look for our free Eat for Health, Immune Report in your inbox,

Be well and check back soon for new episodes!

Mar 17, 202057:29
Symptoms Are Warning Signals: Pay Attention To These

Symptoms Are Warning Signals: Pay Attention To These

Ever wonder what your symptoms mean?

You told your doc but they don't seem concerned, should you be?

This podcast reveals the overlooked causes of common symptoms and when you should pay attention!


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Feb 26, 202057:03
Effects of Liver Enzymes & Sub-Optimal Thyroid on Heart Health

Effects of Liver Enzymes & Sub-Optimal Thyroid on Heart Health

Heart Health continues to be the #1 cause of death and yet most of the risk factors are preventable.  Take a look at your blood test results and see if your liver enzymes or thyroid function is an overlooked cause of hypertension and heart disease.

Feb 18, 202057:45
5 Steps To Wellness & Weight Loss in 2020
Jan 24, 202056:29
Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday Weight Gain

Weight Gain Is A Symptom!

Of course we all know overeating adds to the waist and exercising helps remove the waist weight.  But, what if nothing's working?

Imbalanced hormones and food intolerance are causes of weight gain.

Weight Gain Is A Symptom! is a new eBook released by Dr. Susan Plank, D.C. identifying the hormonal, food related and nutritional factors that are the cause of weight gain.

Want to lose the weight?  Tired of being frustrated?  Your hormonal, food intolerance and nutritional factors must be evaluated!

Jan 24, 202056:24
Add Healthy Years to Your Life

Add Healthy Years to Your Life

4 Important Health Numbers That You & Your Doctor Should Know!

Feb 02, 201908:44