Wellness and Weight Loss with Dr. Susan
By Dr Plank
Dr. Plank's scientific approach to wellness and restored health uses specialized lab and hormone testing, "because if there's no testing, it's guessing. And I won't guess about your health."
From Dr. Plank: I try to keep the content fresh and up-to-date, I'd love for you to become a regular listener!
Wellness and Weight Loss with Dr. SusanApr 16, 2021
Unlocking the Power of Fermented Foods (recipes included!): A Journey to a Healthier Gut and Mood
I understand how frustrating it is to suffer from bloat, fatigue, lack of libido, and weight gain. You're tired of feeling bad and wondering what else to try. I've worked with thousands of people and have a solution that works!
Schedule a free Next Best Step consultation with me and let's get you feeling better!
In today's show we're talking about the fantastic benefits of fermented foods!
📣Listen in as I discuss the various nutritional benefits of fermented foods.
I've included recipes for some of my favorite home DIY fermented food projects!
Transforming YOU: Your Personalized Path to Weight Loss & Wellness Success
Are you tired of the never-ending cycle of bloat, fatigue, low libido, and weight loss attempts that seem to lead nowhere? Do you find yourself frustrated with diets that promise quick results but leave you feeling defeated? You're not alone.
What if I told you that the key to mastering these symptoms and successful weight management goes beyond calorie counting and extreme measures? What if there's a deeper, more personalized approach that could finally break the cycle of frustration and failure?
Join me on a journey to uncover the truth about symptoms and weight loss, as we explore the underlying factors that contribute to your struggles and discover a path that leads to lasting success. It's time to transform YOU and conquer your wellness and weight loss puzzle once and for all.
I'd like to hear more about your symptoms and goals. Contact me today and let's talk soon!
Thanks for listening,
Sleep Smarts: Unraveling the Secrets to Better Rest!
Welcome to wellness and weight loss. I am Dr Susan Plank, it’s a pleasure to have you join me today. If you struggle with bloat, fatigue, low libido, and weight gain you are in the right place.
That's why I want you to
Go to norwinwellness.com and complete our “Contact Today” form
I’ll be in touch to Schedule your free Best Next Step consultation with me
Then you can stop worrying and focus on feeling and looking your best
I’m worried about your general health. You’re trying to watch what you’re eating and taking good care of yourself, but boy it is hard, isn’t it?
One of the most important markers of your general health is your sleep, good quality sleep. Let’s get started with today’s show and start at the end of your day, sleep!
Sleep, we don’t really think about it until we aren’t getting it. But sleep is a profoundly important part of your day, and you will sleep about 30% of your life.
It’s not just how long you sleep...
If you struggle with bloat, fatigue, hormone imbalances, low libido and weight gain go to norwinwellness.com and click “Contact Today”. Let’s get you on the path to feeling and looking your best! This is Dr. Plank, thanks for listening!
God bless, I look forward to talking to you soon!
The Dark Side of Counting Calories
Hi, I'm glad you're here!
Picture this: a meticulous counting of calories, logging every morsel of food that crosses your lips. It sounds disciplined, but here's the twist—it's overlooking the vibrant tapestry of nutrients that your body craves. A piece of chocolate cake might have the same caloric value as a colorful salad, but which one truly nourishes you?
The allure of extreme low-calorie diets can be tempting, promising rapid weight loss. But hold on—a diet of fewer than 1000 calories per day is a red flag for trouble. Your metabolism takes a hit, slowing down to conserve energy. The result? Lethargy, mental fog, and hormonal chaos. Let's face it, warriors need vitality, not exhaustion.
Unlocking Vitality: The Benefit of Good Gut Bugs for Mood and Energy
Glad you're here!
As we journey through life, we accumulate wisdom, experiences, and cherished memories. Yet, for those of us who have crossed the threshold of 45, we also encounter shifts in our well-being that can't be ignored. The boundless energymof our youth might feel like a distant memory, replaced by occasional mood,fluctuations, digestive discomfort, and a looming sense of anxiety. But what if these changes weren't just inevitable signs of aging? What if there's an underlying key to unlocking vitality that we've been overlooking?
Grab Your Free Gut Health Guide Here!
Balancing Your Gut for a Brighter Mood
Thanks for stopping by!
It's an intricate dance to attain health, an often-overlooked partnership exists between our gut and brain. This connection, known as the gut-brain axis, plays a pivotal role in influencing our mood, anxiety levels, and overall well-being. If you're among those seeking a natural path to wellness – particularly if you're dealing with both gut and mood issues– this guide is tailored to you.
If you are stressed, depressed or anxious and have any digestive issues chances are your gut-brain talk is causing your symptoms.
Listen in to find out more about your gut-brain (and mood) interaction! 🔊
How can I help?
Gut Health, To Save Your Life: More Than Acid Reflux, Bloating, Constipation, and Diarrhea
When it comes to living a fulfilling life, good health, and gut health is the foundation that supports everything else. However, for many individuals in the 45-65 age group, gut symptoms like acid reflux, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea can be a constant source of discomfort and frustration. Unfortunately, the connections between gut health and whole-body health are not being made. This episode is to bring these to light!
Stop back soon for the next episode!
Inside Out: Navigating Leaky Gut Syndrome for Optimal Health
Leaky gut syndrome, also known as increased intestinal permeability, can have a significant impact on your overall well-being. By understanding its manifestations and adopting the right strategies, you can work towards achieving optimal gut health. The intestinal barrier normally acts as a selective barrier, allowing the absorption of nutrients while preventing harmful substances from entering the bloodstream. But if it breaks down, whole-body symptoms can start ... So, let's get started!
Thanks for listening!
Dr. Susan Plank
Heartburn, Acid Reflux and GERD: Your Guide to Putting Out the Fire and Overcoming Digestive Issues
Are digestive challenges like heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD leaving you uncomfortable and searching for relief? Look no further! This comprehensive guide will explore natural strategies to help you overcome these issues and achieve optimal digestive health.
Digestive challenges can significantly impact our daily lives, particularly for people over 45 years of age. The constant discomfort, fatigue, and frustration can make it difficult to enjoy meals or engage in activities fully. But don't worry, by understanding the root causes of these issues and adopting a holistic approach, you can take control of your digestive health and experience a renewed sense of well-being.
Want to hear more on this topic? Let me know!
Conquering Candida "Itchy" Infections: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Effective Strategies for Success
Candida infections are caused by the overgrowth of Candida, a common yeast-like fungus. There are various species of Candida and each can be troublesome. Today, Wellness & Weight Loss with Dr. Susan, I'll be doing a deep dive going to get to the bottom of what causes Candida and how we can solve it. We're going to discuss the imbalances that cause Candida overgrowth, and how you can start achieving infection relief and alleviating your "itchy" Candida symptoms related to vaginal yeast infection, athlete's foot, and jock itch!
Please subscribe if you find this content helpful!
Metabolic Syndrome and Sugar Addiction: Sweet Freedom - Breaking the Chains Keeping You Stuck
Welcome to Metabolic Syndrome and Sugar Addiction! Are you ready to reclaim your health and break free from the grips of metabolic syndrome?
In today's episode, we'll explore the profound impact of metabolic syndrome, delve into the dangers of excessive sugar consumption, and empower you with effective strategies to regain control of your health, overcome sugar addiction, and embrace a vibrant, sugar-free life.
Thanks for listening!
Dr. Susan Plank
Strong Body Strong Mind: Men's Whole Health Webinar
When it comes to men’s health, concerns can often take a backseat. From being too busy to battling the need to be strong and macho, men are more likely to dodge annual doctor visits. However, as we get older, skipping annual screenings can cause grave consequences.
Did you know that many men's health risk factors are detectable, treatable, and even preventable? 70% are controllable through lifestyle!
Listen in or view this informative men's holistic health webinar.
Take a look at the Strong Body Men's Health Webinar Special here!
Have a great day!
Dr. Susan Plank
Men's Health Concerns: Exploring the Link Between Low Testosterone, Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Diabetes
Hi, Maintaining a healthy heart is crucial for overall well-being, and men, in particular, face unique challenges when it comes to heart health. It's important to understand the factors that contribute to heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes in men and explore the role of testosterone in these conditions.
Thanks for listening!
Testosterone: An Essential Hormone for Libido and Men's Life-Long Health
Today I’m going to delve into the fascinating world of testosterone and its significance for men's health. Testosterone, a vital hormone in the male body, plays a crucial role in various aspects of physical and mental well-being. In this podcast, we will explore the importance of maintaining healthy testosterone levels, signs of low testosterone, testing and diagnosis, treatment options, and practical tips for naturally boosting testosterone. Join me as we unravel the secrets behind this essential hormone and discover the keys to a vibrant and energized life.
Healthy Men’s Guide to Balancing Blood Sugar for Erectile Dysfunction!
Hi! Welcome to the show, where today we'll dive into the crucial connection between blood sugar and men's health. For men, it's essential to understand the impact of blood sugar levels on their overall well-being. Fluctuations in blood sugar can lead to weight gain, fatigue, and a range of health issues.
Listen in to better understand blood sugar, blood flow and erectile dysfunction.
I'll be discussing this topic in more detail during my Strong Body, Strong Mind,
a holistic approach to men's health webinar, Wed June 21st at 6pm.
Cracking the Hormonal Code: Understanding Insulin Resistance and PCOS
Welcome to my webinar: Cracking the Hormonal Code: Understanding Insulin Resistance and PCOS
Your Hormones and Your Health
Are you tired of feeling like your body is working against you? Do you struggle with the physical and emotional challenges of PCOS or insulin resistance?
You're not alone.
I'll explain Insulin Resistance and the root cause that must be addressed to get you a brighter, healthier future. I'll also discuss the connection between Insulin Resistance and PCOS.
I hope you find it informative!
Have questions? How can I help? Complete my online health assessment and let's find out!
Best In Health,
Dr. Susan Plank
Insulin Resistance, Weight Gain and the Energy Drain Connection
Welcome to another episode of Wellness & Weight Loss with Dr. Susan, in today's episode, I'll be discussing Insulin Resistance, Weight Gain, and the Energy Drain Connection.
Say Goodbye to Your Symptoms and Fear for the Future
Are you tired of feeling like your hormones are controlling your life? Do you feel like you're living in fear of what the future may hold?
It's time to take control of your health and wellness.
Listen in and if you'd like more in-depth insulin resistance information, watch my Cracking the Hormonal Code: Understanding Insulin Resistance and PCOS webinar which is designed to help you understand the connection between insulin resistance, PCOS, and hormonal imbalance, and provide you with the tools you need to manage your symptoms and achieve a brighter, healthier future.
Have questions? How can I help? Complete my online health assessment and let's find out!
Best in Health,
Dr. Susan Plank
Breaking Down Insulin Resistance: What You Need to Know
Hello and welcome to our show on Insulin Resistance. Today, we'll be discussing what insulin resistance is, its prevalence, and the risk factors associated with it.
Insulin resistance is a condition where the body's cells become less sensitive to insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. According to the American Diabetes Association, about 88 million American adults have insulin resistance, with risk factors including a family history of diabetes, obesity, physical inactivity, PCOS, and certain other medical conditions.
Insulin resistance can be caused by a variety of factors, let's delve into these a bit deeper:
Coming Next Week:
Interested in finding out more about Insulin Resistance?
Register for my free webinar Cracking the Hormonal Code: Understanding PCOS and Insulin Resistance, here!
Want more information on Insulin Resistance, read my blog here
Unraveling the Mysteries of PCOS: Understanding Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options
PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, affects up to 1 in 10 women of reproductive age, making it one of the most common endocrine disorders in women. Despite its prevalence, PCOS is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, leading to unnecessary suffering and a significant impact on women's quality of life.
Today's show aims to raise awareness about PCOS, providing accurate information about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. We will also share practical tips for managing the condition and improving your health and well-being.
Whether you are living with PCOS or simply want to learn more about this condition, we invite you to join the conversation and share your experiences and questions. Together, let's break the silence around PCOS and promote greater understanding, support, and care for all women affected by this condition. Thank you for tuning in.
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.
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
Combat Menopause Weight Gain with a Hormone Balancing Diet: The Ultimate Guide
Menopause can be a challenging time for women, with symptoms ranging from hot flashes to mood swings. One of the most frustrating symptoms is weight gain, which can be difficult to combat with diet and exercise alone. However, by incorporating a hormone balancing diet, women can not only manage their weight, but also support overall hormonal health during this transitional period.
Over the next couple weeks, we’ll explore the relationship between hormones and menopause weight gain, as well as provide tips and strategies for creating a hormone balancing diet that can help combat those pesky extra pounds.
Struggling with menopause, hot flashes, poor sleep?
Check out my, Hormone Harmony Clinic, a 6-week midlife journey starting May 3rd!
Have a great day!
P.S. Check box next week for Combat Menopause Weight Gain with a Hormone Balancing Diet: The Ultimate Guide, part 2
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."
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.
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
Have a great day!
Back to the Basics: Embracing the Paleo Lifestyle to Fight Inflammation
Going paleo is all the rage these days, but not everyone is sure where to start. The paleo diet is a popular dietary trend that emphasizes eating foods that our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have consumed during the Paleolithic era. In this podcast I will cover the basics of paleo and explain how to do it well.
What is the paleo diet?
The paleo diet typically includes meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds while excluding grains, beans, legumes, dairy, processed foods, and refined sugars.
Why do people go paleo?
People choose to go paleo for a variety of reasons. For some it can be frustration around their weight or those with chronic issues with their digestion and some just want a healthier more balanced alternative to keto.
Here are some common health conditions which have found improvement with going paleo:
1. Weight loss: The paleo diet can lead to weight loss, as it emphasizes whole, unprocessed foods and eliminates processed foods and refined sugars.
2. Better blood sugar control: The paleo diet can help improve blood sugar control, as it eliminates refined sugars and focuses on whole, unprocessed foods that are lower on the glycemic index.
3. Improved gut health: The paleo diet can improve gut health by eliminating processed foods and increasing the intake of vegetables and fruits, which are high in fiber and prebiotics.
Ketones: The Key to Unlocking the Keto Diet Benefits
Ketones are molecules that the body produces when it burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. Ketones are the reason keto works (for some people).
The keto diet is a low carb, high fat diet that allows your body to switch from using glucose (sugar) as its primary source of energy to running on ketones. If you have just started following the keto diet and are wondering what a ketone is, this guide will give you a thorough introduction.
By reducing carbohydrate intake, the body enters a metabolic state called ketosis, in which it burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. This can lead to weight loss and improved blood sugar control for those with type 2 diabetes.
Read my blog "Healthy Weight the Right Way"...
Weight Loss Breakthrough program Beginning April 12th I'd love to talk to you about your health goals, visit my site: Dr. Susan Plank's Norwin Wellness Center - Home
Breaking Up with Sugar: The Science That Drives Your Sugar Cravings
Why is sugar so hard to quit?
Sugar addiction is a complex topic that has been studied extensively by researchers in recent years. The science behind sugar addiction suggests that it is a result of several factors, including the way sugar affects the brain and body, as well as psychological and environmental factors.
Let's do a deep dive into our dependence on sugar and sugar addiction.
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Mastering Your Metabolism: The Key to Sustainable Weight Loss
Welcome to another episode of Wellness & Weight Loss with Dr. Plank!
Your metabolism is the process within your body by which food is turned into fuel. Essentially, it's how you make energy for your body to function. Your metabolism determines how efficiently you are able to lose weight as well as how fast/slow your weight loss results are.
Improve your metabolism, ideally alongside a well-balanced diet and physical activity, and you have a solid foundation for sustainable weight loss!
But there are blocks from really popular diets that cause you to hit a weight loss plateau.
Find out more as Dr. Plank discusses Mastering Your Metabolism: The Key to Sustainable Weight Loss
Let me know how you like it!
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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!
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Unlock the Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life: Tips for Adding More Quality Years to Your Journey!
You may have heard of Blue Zones in the news. Well by making small changes to your daily routine you can make a big impact to your overall health and well-being.
These regions of exceptional longevity got me thinking if I can help educate and motivate you to adopt some of the habits and lifestyle practices that the residents living in the Blue Zones do, there's no reason why you couldn't improve your own health and increase your chances of living a long and healthy life.
I hope you enjoy it!
I have some healthy lifestyle events coming up later this month, hope to see you there, check them out:
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
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.
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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!
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.
How to Care for Your Hashimoto's Naturally
Hashimoto's diagnosis, here's the scoop!
Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disorder. It is thought to be the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. Hashimoto's is 5-8 times more likely to occur in women than men.
Hashimoto's Is Inflammation
Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disorder, which means your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in your body. For people with Hashimoto's, the immune system attacks their thyroid gland and causes inflammation within it.
Listen in to find out more...
Hashimoto's Disease or Other Auto-Immune Diagnosis?
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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!
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Give us some love!! 💓but be leery of the chocolate, LOL!
Boost Your Metabolism, Boost Your Brain Health (Get Parkinson's Insights)
Welcome to another episode of Wellness & Weight Loss w/ Dr. Susan, your weekly dose of inspiration and motivation for a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Today we're going to dive into metabolism, healthy aging, sharing tips and strategies specifically for Parkinson's Disease with expert Dr. Emma Wilder.
Should you be concerned if you are forgetful?
Is there a way to differentiate a slow metabolism from the process of aging?
Aging can affect metabolism, and your metabolism can affect aging. Listen in to learn more about the factors that affect brain health and Parkinson's.
Contact Dr. Emma with questions: Emma P. Wilder, ND at www.generationsnaturalhealth.com
Contact Dr. Plank with questions: NorwinWellness.com
This is a great episode; I hope you enjoy it!!
What is TSH? & Special Guest Kylie Fagnano Discussing Cool the Burn: Understanding the Root Cause of Heart Burn and How to Soothe It
What is TSH?
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, more commonly referred to as TSH, is a hormone that is released by the pituitary gland. The purpose of TSH is to be a messenger sent from your brain to stimulate and regulate your thyroid gland to produce and secrete its hormones.
What are the thyroid hormones produced in the thyroid gland?
The thyroid gland produces two different types of thyroid hormones: T4 and T3. T4 is known as levothyroxine and is considered to be the storage form of thyroid hormone. It’s converted into T3 once it reaches your cells and tissues. T3 is known as triiodothyronine and is the active form of thyroid hormone.
Special Guest Kylie Fagnano Discussing Cool the Burn: Understanding the Root Cause of Heart Burn and How to Soothe It
Kylie Fagnano works with her clients to identify the root cause of their gastrointestinal distress, so they know exactly what action to take to get healing/soothing results.
You can connect with Kylie at StrataNutrition.com
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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
Weight Loss Questions? Don't miss this, one week only!
I know when you don't feel well it's hard to get motivated. Even more so, if you've been feeling frustrated around your weight!
You've Got Questions and We've got Your Answers
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Wondering How to Lose Weight?
Are you stuck, struggling and frustrated over How to Lose Weight?
That eat less exercise more advise is lame and honestly a bunch of crap!
Hi, I’m Dr. Susan Plank and I specialize in hormone issues and how they relate to your bloat, fatigue, and weight gain. It bothers me that hormones are rarely checked which leaves you struggling with these symptoms. Weight loss truly is a medical issue, and you need to know what’s happening in your body, the root cause, that's what is holding you back from reaching your potential and feeling and looking your best.
I'm sponsoring this event and would love to meet you there!
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Should You Give Dry January aka Dryuary a Try (Just this Once)?
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.
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Setting Weight Loss Goals That Get Results
Hey Happy New Year!
Do you finally want your resolutions to get results? Listen in now as Dr. Susan Plank discusses setting successful weight loss goals and how to stay motivated and getting results.
Losing weight is difficult. Most people who try—give up! In this podcast, you'll learn specific goals that will keep you determined and on the right track to successful weight loss for life.
It’s not unusual to gain weight as you age. In fact, the average person gains about 10 pounds per decade as they get older. But if you’re over 45 and looking for more energy and to lose weight in a healthy way then you need a whole-body nutritional strategy.
Eat less and workout longer used to work when you were younger but now it's time to change your strategy!
The good news is that it’s never too late to drop the extra pounds and improve your health. It’s important to remember that losing weight slowly and steadily is better for your overall health than quick fixes or crash diets.
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To Lose Weight and Get Healthy How Many Carbs Should I Eat?
Low-carb diets have become increasingly popular over the past few decades. Many people have found that they help them lose weight and improve their overall health.
How many carbs should you eat?
Carbohydrates, or carbs, are the body's main source of energy. The amount of carbohydrates you need each day depends on your weight, activity level and how much you're trying to lose.
Carbs are an important source of energy for your body because they provide some essential vitamins and minerals — B vitamins, vitamin C and iron — as well as fiber, which helps keep your digestive system healthy by regulating bowel movements.
The first step to counting carbs is to decide what you're tracking. The most popular choices of carbs aka carbohydrates; sugar, starch and fiber but there are distinct differences in how these affect your blood sugar, energy and weight.
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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~
Menopause Symptoms and The Surprising Benefits of Testosterone Replacement
When you were younger the weight crept on, but you were able to drop the extra pounds pretty quickly. But now-weight gain, saggy skin, hot flashes and vaginal dryness have you frustrated- is this really MY body?
Help is available and it starts with balanced hormones especially after menopause!
Listen as Dr. Plank discusses how testosterone is important for woman as well as men throughout life. Check out her June 29th blog on this topic.
Dr. Plank recommends hormone testing on saliva to accurately assess your body's needs without testing there's no way to know what your levels are or if they're a problem.
~Listen in and let me know what you think!
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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.
- 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!
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Hormone Connection of a Healthy Heart and A Healthy Weight!
We understand that carrying around extra weight contributes to our risk of heart disease but is your doctor connecting the dots between your hormone balance, your weight and healthy heart biometrics?
Listen as Dr. Plank discusses aging, and the overlooked consequences of unbalanced, deficient and rarely recognized hormones have on your overall health.
You don't want to miss Dr. Plank's Plate Portioning video to guide you in understanding what you should be putting on your plate and in what portions to meet your body's caloric needs and start eating clean, assess the video here.
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Plate Portions for Weight Loss and Surprising Vegetables You Should Limit
In this special video episode see what you should be eating, using Dr. Plank's Plate Portion diagram and understand why certain veggies can get you in trouble.
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Is Menopause Contributing to Your IBS and Gut Issues?
This episode is very special for peri- and post-menopausal women. We will link your hormones and your gut issues, sit back and connect the dots, or your symptoms!
Gastrointestinal symptoms in midlife are an important unaddressed area of women’s health.
While most cases of IBS in women are diagnosed before the age of 35, we can’t lose sight that midlife changes of a woman’s body and imbalanced hormones may contribute to gut symptoms in midlife.
IBS is known as a multifactorial gut-brain condition. Remember IBS is an accumulation of symptoms that are undiagnosed as another disease process.
Women between the ages of 40 and 65 typically experience multiple challenges brought on my menopause.
This is also a period when many women seek health care for gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and alternations in bowel function such as diarrhea and constipation. Menopause definitely comes with mental and emotional triggers.
Save Your Gallbladder!
Experiencing gas, bloat and an occasional unladylike passing of gas happens to the best of us but when it happens frequently or is accompanied by nausea and right sided abdominal pain under the ribs...now we'll pay attention.
Gallbladder disease develops over time. It's prominent and expected specifically outlined as we were taught in anatomy and medical school of the 5-F's: female, forty+, fetus (have children), fecal (history of constipation) and the fifth F is dreaded, fat.
If you fall into these categories and show up in an ER with upper right sided abdominal pain, BE prepared, the recommendation will be surgery. But it's doubtful it'll be emergency surgery. Yes, you'll be doubled over in pain, really bad pain, but it's all so avoidable.
Listen in as Dr. Plank discusses gas, bloat and your gall bladder health in this installment. Don't forget to check out Dr. Plank's other potential causes of gas and bloat here but if you're headed for the ER, save your Gallbladder, if you can!
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Best in Health~
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:
· Chronic bloating
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.