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Katie: Hiya, welcome to the “Wellness Mama Podcast.” I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com and wellnesse.com. That’s wellness with an E on the top, my new line of hair care, toothpaste, and hand sanitizer. I feel you’re actually going to take pleasure in this episode. I’m right here with Christopher Walker, who’s the CEO and Co-Founding father of Pure Well being Merchandise model, UMZU. He’s additionally the writer and creator of the Thermo Weight-reduction plan, and the primary individual to graduate from Duke’s Neuroscience program in simply three years. We speak about his unimaginable story on this episode, from performing surgical procedure on a affected person at age 16, goal age 16, his personal mind tumor prognosis at age 19, how he recovered from that, and the whole lot he’s discovered alongside the best way. He now helps hundreds of thousands of individuals get well their well being naturally. He additionally at one level along with his mind tumor had testosterone that was all the way down to 11, and he bought it again up above 1,100. I’ve gotten an growing variety of questions from you guys about husbands and important others having low testosterone, and we handle that on this episode. He additionally makes a very fascinating and compelling case for lots of the widespread dietary and health data that you’d get on the web or from even specialists being problematic. I feel plenty of you already know a few of these issues since you guys are fairly astute however I feel he makes a very sturdy case. I feel it’s an enchanting episode, and I’m actually curious to see what you consider it. With out additional ado, let’s be part of Chris Walker. Chris, welcome. Thanks for being right here.

Chris: Thanks, Katie. Glad to be right here.

Katie: I’m excited to talk with you. I’ve identified you in social circles and form of the enterprise world for some time, however I don’t suppose I’ve ever gotten to delve into your story. And in researching for this, I learn a truth, I’m gonna need you to elaborate on, which is that you just did surgical procedure, I consider, at 16 years outdated. Are you able to stroll us via that?

Chris: Yeah, I did. Yeah. I don’t suppose it was totally authorized, however I did it. And it was in Mexico. And, you understand, I don’t suppose I understood, like, how cool it was on the time, however I assumed it was actually cool, however I didn’t understand I assume that 16-year-olds don’t often do this. My uncle was a health care provider. And once I was 16, like, I all the time wished to be a surgeon. So, he mainly introduced me all the way down to Mexico on a mission journey with a bunch of docs. In order that they’re all from, like, the Northeast. And so, you understand, he labored in Lebanon, New Hampshire. So there was, like, individuals with him in Dartmouth Faculty, after which a few Yale surgeons, and I feel a Georgetown man. After which all of us simply mainly went down there, and I may communicate Spanish, so I used to be the translator. We had been mainly within the OR for, you understand, in all probability 16 to 18 hours a day. And, you understand, they had been getting drained after a few weeks. So one of many Yale surgeons, he mainly was like, “Hey, Chris, you wanna do that one?” So, I scrubbed in, you understand, the nurses, like, confirmed me the best way to scrub in and get sterile. After which it was a Bladder Stone removing. So he mainly simply took out a sharpie, and this man, you understand, in all probability late 50s, early 60s man, wanted a Bladder Stone removing. So he was simply laying on the desk unconscious from, you understand, the anesthesia. And the surgeon took a sharpie, drew a line, and confirmed me the best way to do it. And I did the surgical procedure, took the bladder stone out. It was fairly wild. Very cool. Like, you understand, simply reducing in with a scalpel, actually, after which seeing the totally different layers of tissue, and going into the fats, into the muscle, after which opening up the primary cavity there.

And he confirmed me the place the bladder was. He was mainly, like, “Put your hand in there and discover the stone.” After which I discovered the stone and gripped round it, after which he simply minimize the bladder in, you understand, one clear line with the scalpel, after which I took it out. And I began stitching it again up, however I let him end it as a result of I had gone to, like, a medical symposium at Georgetown the yr prior as a result of Georgetown presents this, or I don’t know, in the event that they nonetheless do however they did again then. For youths that wanna be surgeons, they’ve, like, a symposium for per week the place you go and, like, surgeons, train youngsters the best way to do it, you understand, like, you understand, a bunch of various medical stuff on campus. And so I discovered the best way to suture a banana, however I didn’t essentially really feel tremendous assured in suturing an individual at that time. However I did take the stone out and I bought all the best way in there and did the entire surgical half, however I let the man end up the suturing.

Katie: Wow, that’s fairly wonderful. And I additionally learn that you’re the primary individual to graduate from Duke’s Neuroscience program in three years. How did you get involved in neuroscience?

Chris: That was primarily for private curiosity as a result of, you understand, I went to Duke simply… Within the first yr, they have you ever enrolled for simply pre-med, or pre-engineering, or no matter, pre-law. And so I used to be pre-med. After which after my freshman yr, I had plenty of issues. Like, I had all these points, my senior yr in highschool after which my entire freshman yr of faculty, I had plenty of well being points. And considered one of which was, you understand, I had, like, a very extra acute well being situation with ulcers, however that didn’t actually play into it as a lot, however I had a difficulty with what I came upon was a mind tumor after the actual fact, you understand. I needed to take my sophomore yr off, they usually ended up discovering the mind tumor throughout the sophomore yr. So, that actually… Once I went again for my junior yr, that, like, spurred the neuroscience obsession basically as a result of I wished to determine the best way to remedy the difficulty with out utilizing medication or surgical procedure as a result of I had a good friend on the time in faculty who, apparently sufficient, had the very same tumor, and he or she’d gotten it surgically eliminated. However her persona was totally different afterward. As a result of it’s fairly invasive surgical procedure, you understand, like, they go straight in your nostril and, like, via the bottom of your mind, basically, the half that’s… As a result of it’s within the pituitary gland. In order that’s the half that actually communicates with all of the glands within the physique. So it form of spooked me that her persona was totally different after the surgical procedure, so I didn’t wanna do the surgical procedure. After which I had been on sure prescriptions, like main as much as the prognosis. Earlier than they even discovered it, they put me on various things. After which afterward as nicely, and I simply didn’t like how I felt on these prescribed drugs. So, I used to be like, “I don’t wanna use any extra of these and I don’t wanna do surgical procedure.” So I went again to high school with form of this hell-bent perspective about fixing it myself, naturally. And that was the place the neuroscience got here in.

Katie: Gotcha. I really feel like plenty of us within the well being world form of have the same story of journey attempt to repair ourselves and work out what was fallacious, and that resulting in a a lot larger analysis path. And definitely, a mind tumor might be on the acute finish of well being issues which you could have. That looks as if a fairly critical prognosis. I’m curious what your early journey seemed like, and what had been the issues that you just tried that labored and that that didn’t work. As a result of my journey was with Hashimoto’s and looking for my very own restoration from that. I’m curious for you what these steps had been.

Chris: Yeah, good query. So, at first, it was a bit overwhelming, which I’m positive you felt the identical method. Like, the place do you even begin form of factor? So, I ended up fairly rapidly, simply attempting to strip away the whole lot and, like, reevaluate the whole lot that I used to be doing frequently to determine and simply form of rebuild from sq. one, as an alternative of attempting to navigate all kinds of various, you understand, fads and developments. And you understand how it’s by way of, like, all over the place you look, there’s some new well being factor that’s happening. And as an alternative of taking a look at these issues, I began to simply say, “Okay, what’s the whole lot I’m doing?” So I took a number of weeks and simply was form of being extra aware of all of the various things I used to be doing in several areas. And whether or not it was what I used to be consuming, or stress ranges, how I used to be exercising. At that time, I’d been, like, very heavy into endurance coaching. And I used to be racing triathlon on the nationwide degree, really went to Nationals for Triathlon and Duathalon, the yr that I used to be identified. So I used to be coaching a ton by way of, like, you understand, fairly anxious cardio coaching. And I had walked onto the Duke Observe group additionally. So I simply began, like, stripping away the whole lot, after which wanting into and researching, like, what’s the precise greatest option to train, for instance? What’s the precise greatest option to eat? I bought actually into water fasting on the time. And that was in 2009, I feel 2010. So it was method earlier than the fasting factor was getting, you understand, as common as it’s now. And it was very fringe. However I used to be wanting extra in that sense of, like, what’s a foundational component of well being? And I used to be attempting to seek for, like, foundational issues and issues that weren’t stylish, you understand, some fad or some superfood or no matter. It was simply extra, like, how does the bodywork?

That was the primary query was, like, how did my hormones work? As a result of, you understand, having a tumor within the pituitary gland, the pituitary is the seat of your endocrine system. And it’s actually just like the grasp management panel of your endocrine system as a result of it’s the direct communication out of your mind to your thyroid, to your, you understand, gonadal glands, relying on when you’re a girl or a person, and the liver. I imply, they’re all like… They’ve this interaction and this suggestions loop there, proper? And the intestine, mainly communicates up via the spinal wire by way of micro organism and hormone secretion, you understand, on this suggestions loop to the mind, and the mind communicates with these glands, and so forth and so forth. So I began to study these suggestions loops within the physique. And that was what actually form of clicked by way of considering that I may really remedy this naturally as a result of, you understand, in all of the textbooks that when you look across the textbooks, they’ve these arrows within the form of cyclical arrows between totally different glands, by way of the illustrations. And it’s a quite simple option to, like, perceive how the physique works. Clearly, the mechanisms that triggered, you understand, the cascade of occasions inside these suggestions loops might be very difficult. However, you understand, particularly scientifically, we all know a good quantity about how they work, not less than evaluation by way of leverage simply considering, like, what are the large issues that may make an affect in that suggestions loop? However there was, like, suggestions, you understand, which you could, you understand, manipulate it. In order that was, like, the turning level, I assume, within the well being journey of understanding that there have been all these totally different variables that I may management. And basically, plenty of them simply got here all the way down to sure issues, like, you understand, massive stuff was micronutrient deficiencies.

And if I used to be poor in issues, correcting these deficiencies can have a fairly profound impact on facilitating constructive suggestions and rebalancing hormones. After which, you understand, that form of brings you into vitamin, the place it’s, like, what’s the easiest way to eat to do that? After which shifting up… You realize, and I really ended up constructing a pyramid about this. In my first ebook, I designed this pyramid, displaying males how to do that by way of… And I known as it the Masculine Optimization Pyramid. However now with the Thermo weight loss plan, you understand, it’s redesigned for each women and men. Nevertheless it actually simply focuses on the bottom of the pyramid being micronutrients, vitamin, shifting up, life-style parts. There’s a ton of stuff in life-style, that folks do this, you understand, it’s both productive or counterproductive into facilitating, like, you understand, mainly constructive suggestions, after which coaching, after which supplementation, which may form of suggestions down into micronutrients as nicely. So I began to form of get clear on all these things. And I used to be actually obsessive about, you understand, figuring it out, and form of have been for the final 10 years, actually, possibly extra. In order that was basically how I used to be excited about the journey. I used to be attempting to not fall into any traps by way of fad diets and that form of factor. And, you understand, I’m not good, however I’ve seen through the years, like, even issues that I consider earlier than simply aren’t essentially true. Once I re-examine these beliefs, it’s solely as a result of I wasn’t taking, like, a elementary have a look at them. It was extra prefer it was extra common at that time. However they arrive and go. So hopefully, that was a useful reply.

Katie: That was. I’d like to go deeper on a number of of these factors and perceive them as a result of I’ve actually heard of the Thermo Weight-reduction plan and seen your work on this. And I like that you just talked about you broke it out with the variations between women and men. I keep in mind from studying your story, if I’m remembering the quantity appropriately, your testosterone was all the way down to 11 at one level. Is that proper?

Chris: Yeah, 11 nanograms per deciliter. And yeah, that was my preliminary pursuit by way of hormones. Like, as a man, I used to be, like, centered on that as a result of that was, in my thoughts, like, a excessive leverage space. As a result of I knew if I may work out the best way to enhance it naturally and have my physique produce extra of it naturally, then that may care for plenty of stuff as a result of plenty of the signs are associated to, you understand, low testosterone ranges in guys. And that’s a excessive leverage factor. So I ended up growing all of it the best way to simply below 1,200 nanograms per deciliter, naturally, inside a year-and-a half of that first measurement.

Katie: What had been, do you are feeling like, a few of the largest issues that led to that change? As a result of my viewers is essentially ladies, however I hear from plenty of ladies who, their husbands are coping with very low testosterone. And I’ve learn, for example, a few of the statistics that males as we speak, on common have a lot decrease testosterone than even their grandfather’s era. So, I’m curious, what had been the issues that had been needle movers? As a result of the standard knowledge appears to be that it’s hormone substitute remedy or another fairly questionable issues which you could attempt. What labored for you?

Chris: Yeah. So, when you have a look at that pyramid construction, by way of the micronutrients, vitamin, life-style parts, train, and supplementation, there’s sure issues in every class which can be the large leverage ones. It’s form of unlucky that’s the standard knowledge proper now that folks default to testosterone substitute remedy. And even identical for ladies, like this… And that’s one caveat I wanna say is that this framework works for ladies. However, you understand, ladies’s hormones are simply barely, like, the ratios are totally different, proper? However the identical issues are gonna work to stability a girl’s hormones. So, by way of micronutrients, there are undoubtedly key micronutrients which can be directly-measured, scientifically, simply with an enormous quantity of analysis that correlate with testosterone manufacturing within the physique. So, figuring out these deficiencies might be step one, actually, and it’s tremendous simple to do, particularly these days. Again then, they didn’t have all these, you understand, micronutrient testing startups. And, you understand, they’re in all places now. There’s plenty of these totally different providers which you could go to on-line which can be simply mail-order that you are able to do measurements and you are able to do differing types, like saliva or hair or blood. And you may… You realize, in all probability essentially the most correct option to do it’s really attempt, you understand, each hair and blood, for instance, after which form of examine them, proper? So, I might establish first, what the deficiencies are. And it’s so simple as simply taking a deficiency take a look at, after which work to appropriate these deficiencies. The massive ones for guys for testosterone, which can be, like, needle movers are magnesium and zinc. After which for… It’s comparable for ladies as a result of guys have plenty of thyroid points as nicely.

However with the thyroid, the, like iodine, and selenium are additionally, you understand, massive gamers in that and it may give you good clues on, like, what your situation is. And Vitamin D3 is one other large one. It’s really a hormone. However that one is… You realize, most individuals are poor in that. After which choline is one other good one. You realize, I discussed earlier about, like, the three key organs that folks wanna take note of are the thyroid, the reproductive glands, and the liver. And choline is an enormous one, particularly within the liver as a result of it helps your liver perform correctly. However choline is estimated at 92% nationwide deficiency within the U.S., for women and men. Nevertheless it helps additionally methylene estrogen, particularly for guys, however for ladies additionally, like, you don’t need extra estrogen. Estrogen shouldn’t be actually the feminine hormone. I’d say progesterone is, however estrogen is, you understand, rampantly excessive throughout the inhabitants. And that’s actually what’s gonna throw off hormonal stability, normally. So I might say simply take that as step one is simply take a micronutrient evaluation and truly have a look at, you understand, the core nutritional vitamins and minerals in your physique for the time being, and see what you’re poor in, after which appropriate these deficiencies first, and work on that. And it’s a course of, nevertheless it doesn’t essentially have to take that lengthy. I imply, and that’s the place, you understand, strategic supplementation can come in useful is that if somebody identifies that they’ve, you understand, a fairly obtrusive magnesium and zinc and iodine deficiency or selenium deficiency, then it’s tremendous simple to, like, discover a very bioavailable supply of these issues, and simply begin taking them frequently after which re-measure, you understand, even as soon as a month to gauge your progress in there.

All these nutritional vitamins and minerals are essential for correct hormone manufacturing and stability between the hormones. Since you’ll discover that, like, hormones are actually… And I’m about to launch a brand new episode. We’ve been doing this docu-series known as “Suppose Once more.” And I’m releasing one really after this recording as we speak on hormones. And it goes into plenty of element about this topic. However the factor to have a look at with hormones is which you could’t actually measure them with out relation to different hormones. In order that they’re extra useful by way of, like, ratio measurements, the place, for instance, for guys, like testosterone cortisol ratio is extraordinarily necessary. Cortisol being the chief stress hormone, it acts antithetically to testosterone as a reproductive hormone in males. And also you see the identical factor in ladies with progesterone. So that you wanna measure each of them when you’re gonna be measuring your hormones, which can also be actually insightful for individuals. A whole lot of instances when a man goes to the physician and sees… You realize, the physician’s like, “Oh, you’ve got low testosterone.” Sometimes, they’re not measuring cortisol, they’re not measuring E2 because the final dial. So, it’s useful to know that the testosterone is low, however they don’t provide you with sufficient knowledge factors on these customary blood exams that, like, the common physician is gonna order in an effort to work out actually what the reason for the low T is. And that’s the place it offers you a extra wealthy map of, you understand, form of motion plan when you really measure these different hormones concurrently measuring your micronutrients. So you possibly can see, I’ve low testosterone, however my magnesium is absolutely low, my zinc is absolutely low, possibly my calcium is absolutely excessive, sodium potassium are low, you understand, that form of factor is gonna provide you with a wealthy map and a form of an motion plan of, like, how one can acutely begin to assault that situation. As a result of it… And I feel they do this particularly for the rationale of promoting these testosterone substitute therapies.

As a result of, the best way that the entire pharmaceutical trade is designed within the medical institution is kind of genius nevertheless it’s, you understand, past most individuals’s understanding or simply as a result of most individuals, you understand, aren’t tremendous involved in it in order that they’re not, like, digging in. However the best way it’s designed is they offer you a restricted quantity of information, after which they offer you a prescription based mostly on that small quantity of information, not with the intention of fixing the difficulty, however really only for promoting the drug. It’s not essentially the physician who is aware of even what they’re doing, however that’s simply how they’re educated to do it. So, with out measuring the opposite biomarkers, like estrogen, for instance, is often not measured in easy exams that may establish low testosterone for a man, however the situation is that there’s an enormous threat in taking TRT, particularly when you have increased estrogen ranges, and if liver markers are off, for instance. There’s plenty of analysis displaying that testosterone substitute remedy over time can result in prostate most cancers and tumors rising within the prostate. So the tumors are literally extremely correlated with extra estrogen ranges. And when somebody takes, you understand, a bio-identical exogenous testosterone hormone like that, what occurs is that they’re not controlling the estrogen manufacturing and the estrogen is gonna compensate and ramp up manufacturing, particularly as a result of the essential core well being of that individual’s physique shouldn’t be in test for the time being, so the estrogen is much extra prone to ramp up by way of the manufacturing. And when used chronically that may result in tumors. It’s fairly widespread to search out that and it’s fairly well-known in medical analysis, however the exams that folks do aren’t essentially complete sufficient to know in the event that they’re in danger for that form of factor, except they go and get a extra detailed take a look at.

Katie: That makes a lot sense. And I’m glad you introduced up the liver features. I really feel like this doesn’t get talked about sufficient. And also you talked about choline, which ended up being an enormous needle mover for me. One factor I needed to be taught to navigate and I’d love your enter on this, I can also’t tolerate eggs. It results in form of speedy pores and skin points for me. And that’s the obvious supply of choline dietary supply not less than. What do you suggest in the case of supplementing choline so far as supply?

Chris: Really, like, liver is definitely nice. Like consuming… It’s form of attention-grabbing as a result of glandulars aren’t tremendous common, however they’re gaining in reputation. And it’s clearly actually necessary to, like, the supply of the glandular complement is essential or not even a complement, simply if somebody’s gonna eat liver, I wouldn’t suggest shopping for it, like, simply, you understand, customary rooster livers from the grocery retailer except you understand that they’re, like, actually legit. Particularly round right here in Boulder, there’s plenty of native farms so it’s fairly simple to purchase glands as a result of sometimes the farmers simply throw them away, so you possibly can simply ask them for it. However liver is an efficient one to devour, like, as soon as per week, twice per week from a very high-quality supply. One other factor is simply remoted choline dietary supplements. I’d sometimes use choline bitartrate. It’s not essentially the most bioavailable one however price versus bioavailability, it’s fairly good and, you understand fairly helpful. And it’s also possible to use… There’s different ones like alpha-GPCs, citicoline, CDP choline. The dietary supplements are fairly helpful for that. The factor with eggs is… My first thought of that’s in all probability only a histamine intolerance, which, you understand, is fairly widespread. So if that may trigger a pores and skin situation, that may be the case. Is a pores and skin situation form of, like, hives kind factor or itchy?

Katie: Yeah, and that was really one other query I had doubtlessly on the checklist for you was something doubtlessly to do for histamine intolerance as a result of that’s one which comes up comparatively usually in my group as nicely.

Chris: Oh, okay. So far as I do know, the histamine points, like, plenty of it’s intestine linked. So, it will be one thing by way of, you understand, addressing any form of intestine well being issues that somebody may need, utilizing a very good probiotic, but additionally monitoring actually what they’re consuming. I feel, so far as I do know, histamine intolerance is one which takes some time to beat. So it’s not one thing which you could simply, you understand, take a complement and instantly, you understand, have the ability to overcome it, like, as we speak form of factor. However plenty of it’s intestine linked. After which with the liver, sure liver dietary supplements may also help with it, like an acetylcysteine is absolutely good. Olive leaf extract is absolutely good. Going again to fundamentals, by way of, like, irritation points, most of which comes from the intestine, you understand, it undoubtedly does manifest and different organs within the physique. So I might simply deal with intestine well being as, like, the large lever on that. You realize, I’ve had that previously, too. I’ve had points with histamine intolerance, like even to the purpose the place I couldn’t drink orange juice as a result of it was inflicting, you understand, pores and skin flare-up, which was loopy. However the extra I centered on the intestine well being, the extra that subsided, and I haven’t had these points.

Katie: Fascinating. Okay. So, to circle again to the liver aspect, I agree that I feel it is a large key. What are another ways in which we are able to help the liver? I really feel that could be a widespread issue for lots of people.

Chris: Yeah. So one level I did wanna make concerning the liver was, like… You realize, I’m releasing my new ebook on the Thermo Weight-reduction plan within the new yr, and I’ve a chapter in there about sugar, and the way misunderstood sugar actually is. And one of many situation is that, like, there’s a few elements in liver points, and considered one of which is simply power choline deficiency, normally. So, figuring out the choline deficiency, I feel is a very good first step as a result of, like nearly the whole inhabitants, you understand, being over 90% of those that had been measured in a few thousand, you understand, topic group, having a choline deficiency is an enormous deal, due to the connection with the carbohydrates in the best way that they’re processed and delivered. So, sugar is blamed for fatty liver illness, non-alcoholic fatty liver illness. And the precise offender to it’s a mixture of… It’s not the carbohydrates themselves. It’s really the mix of the choline deficiency with extra polyunsaturated fats consumption, which, you understand, I simply name it PUFA. Like, all of us simply name it PUFA. So, the polyunsaturated fat are so simply oxidized within the physique, that what they do is that they trigger irritation in all kinds of various areas of your physique. However one of many massive ones is definitely your liver. So, when you’ve got the live performance of the choline deficiency and the polyunsaturated fats consumption within the extra, inflicting that irritation within the liver, that’s really what causes plenty of these liver issues in individuals. And it’s not, you understand, fructose, which is what’s being blamed for the entire thing, like consuming fruit is inflicting liver illness. You realize, the primary massive levers is correcting the choline deficiency and cease consuming polyunsaturated fats, which, you understand, comes from vegetable oils, primarily. That’s the place individuals primarily get it of their weight loss plan, but additionally in nuts, seeds, you understand, like simply pressed oils, that form of stuff.

Something that’s not… It’s largely plant-based oils are those which can be filled with polyunsaturated fats. And I do know that’s not likely typical knowledge to be, like, don’t eat plant-based oils as a result of plant-based is such a development proper now. However the animal oils are far decrease or, you understand, a few of them don’t have any polyunsaturated fats, however they’re far decrease in polyunsaturated fats, they usually don’t result in that poisonous degree of that consumption. You realize, lots of people are consuming meals, like each restaurant that I do know of, except I am going in, and there’s some native ones the place I can go in and be like, “Are you able to cook dinner this in butter?” And so they’re completely cool with it. Particularly cooks love butter. I don’t suppose they actually wanna cook dinner with the canola oil, and grapeseed oil, and rice bran oil, and all that stuff, nevertheless it’s simply what, you understand, the house owners of the eating places actually provide to them. So plenty of them will accommodate, you understand, utilizing butter. However I might say for liver issues, like that’s the simplest option to begin therapeutic your liver is simply cease consuming polyunsaturated fats, overcome the choline deficiency, cease consuming issues like acetaminophen, Tylenol, is, like, very onerous on the liver. And there’s been plenty of analysis by way of hormones as a result of when the liver is taxed with NSAIDS, you understand, stuff like Advil, and Aleve, Tylenol, it really begins to overproduce a hormone or a binding protein for hormones known as SHBG, which is intercourse hormone-binding globulin. And that binds the energetic intercourse hormones within the physique, the reproductive hormones that makes them to allow them to’t bind to receptor websites. So that may result in alone plenty of hormonal imbalance points. Whereas, like, the physique is likely to be producing sufficient of that hormone by itself, however the liver is definitely mediating all of it and inflicting these points downstream due to, you understand, SHBG manufacturing within the liver.

And one other situation with the liver and why you wanna preserve it actually wholesome is for thyroid causes as a result of T4 is distributed from and produced within the thyroid gland, however despatched, you understand, to the liver. And the liver is the place the tyrosine is form of cleaved off of it. So it turns into energetic thyroid hormone T3. And if the liver shouldn’t be functioning correctly due to sure issues like this, just like the polyunsaturated fats consumption, the shortage of glucose in it, the shortage of choline in it and, you understand, consumption of normal, you understand, ache relievers and different issues which can be gonna…or plenty of alcohol, issues which can be gonna tax the liver are gonna mainly hamper that conversion to T3, after which it’s gonna be producing an excessive amount of SHBG. So, it’s a fairly easy method to have a look at it. Very, you understand, fact-based, however I simply don’t suppose lots of people actually learn about it but. And, you understand, hopefully, that’s a superb place to begin for those who are listening to this.

Katie: I’m so glad you introduced that up. I wrote years in the past about the issue with vegetable oils and polyunsaturated fat, and took plenty of warmth for it. I’m guessing you’ve got those that in all probability don’t agree with you on that as nicely. However actually, like my stance has all the time been, our physique doesn’t actually know what to do with these oils, such as you mentioned, they usually’re comparatively new to our diets. I’ve additionally seen some knowledge implicating them in plenty of different issues. However that’s simply liver well being. So I’m so glad that you just talked about that. What are another myths that you just suppose are associated to plenty of the widespread dietary dogma? You talked about the sugar facet and the polyunsaturated vegetable oils. Are there different areas that you just suppose are generally began this weight loss plan recommendation that actually it’s poor recommendation?

Chris: Yeah. So, in the case of the micronutrients, I feel an enormous fable, going again to, like, you understand, plenty of plant-based dogma is… And this type of transcends plant-based, normally, however simply taking a look at, you understand, the essential, wholesome consuming dietary recommendation that persons are gonna simply throw on the market and regurgitate with out questioning it’s, plenty of it causes micronutrient deficiencies, even meals that folks suppose are typically wholesome. Issues like nuts and seeds, like I referenced earlier than, much more so than the polyunsaturated fats facet to them is the anti-nutrient facet. And anti-nutrients are attention-grabbing as a result of they’re, you understand, basically these charged molecules that can bind helpful minerals in your physique. So, an enormous one which I feel is fairly widespread and speaking about it with, you understand, like, the Paleo world particularly, has been phytic acid. And the truth that phytic acid can so simply chelate minerals out of the physique. I learn a examine that was an enormous assessment on all of the, you understand, accessible analysis at the moment on phytic acid. And within the opening part and the introduction of the assessment, the researchers just about blatantly claimed, like, they consider that phytic acid consumption is kind of presumably the most important motive why throughout the whole world persons are poor in plenty of totally different micronutrients, simply because it’s being chelated or all these vitamins are being chelated by this anti-nutrient. And that’s an attention-grabbing method to have a look at it as a result of one of many largest issues that I feel most individuals don’t ask themselves in the case of well being, and I feel that’s why lots of people form of go down these rabbit holes, by way of developments, is the truth that barely anybody ever defines what well being is. And, you understand, the World Well being Group defines it because the absence of illness, which is totally unhelpful, proper? That doesn’t actually inform you the best way to thrive. It simply tells you, like, when you’re wholesome, when you don’t have a illness. Like, that’s form of ridiculous in my thoughts.

However, you understand, so far as I’ve seen through the years and simply learning all these things, it comes down to actually two issues, you understand, considered one of which relies upon totally on the opposite, being micronutrient deficiencies are the most important reason for dysfunction in well being. They’re additionally the simplest factor to resolve. After which that results in hormonal stability. So if the hormones are unbalanced, which suggests, you understand, the ratio facet that I used to be speaking about earlier, in relation to at least one one other, then you’re gonna be wholesome. That’s what actual well being is. I feel that’s the most important misunderstanding, in simply basic inhabitants of individuals, is that, it’s actually fairly easy once you begin to consider it that method, you understand, after which you may make selections concerning the meals that you just wanna eat, or the dietary supplements that you just take, or the train that you just do, all based mostly round that actually easy definition of what well being is being wholesome… Being wholesome shouldn’t be having micronutrient deficiencies and having balanced hormones. So it’s a lens which you could see your whole selections inside. And you can begin to make constructive decisions. Like the best way I body it once I speak about is often activators and blockers. So issues which can be activators are issues that you are able to do at any time within the day that’s gonna deliver you towards that state of well being, after which blockers being one thing that you just do or devour, that’s really taking you away from it. It’s inflicting hormonal imbalance or it’s inflicting inefficiency. So, it’s actually radically easy method to consider it. And that begins to tell, like, the reality about these dogmatic issues that folks consider, for instance, just like the nuts and seeds factor. If you have a look at all the information on nuts and seeds, they’re not very wholesome meals in any respect, when checked out in that sense. Like, they’re filled with polyunsaturated fats. They’re additionally filled with anti-nutrients. And on prime of it… I learn this assessment on nuts, for instance, they usually checked out all of the several types of nuts that folks sometimes eat, almonds, walnuts, you understand, and so forth. And so they discovered that the one one which the human digestive system can really get entry to bioavailable minerals inside it’s walnuts and it’s magnesium.

Even though all these nuts additionally, they comprise plenty of minerals. Drawback is that there’s no compatibility with the human intestine. So your intestine can’t really get the minerals out of them. And so they’re filled with anti-nutrients, that are gonna bind minerals which can be already in your system. In order that they’re a internet detrimental by way of how I’m taking a look at that. And that’s why I might say that nuts and seeds aren’t wholesome. Similar with sure issues like greens. In case you outline greens within the sense, of, just like the stems and leaves of crops, they comprise plenty of anti-nutrients and goitrogens, issues that block iodine uptake into the thyroid gland. So, you understand, once you have a look at all of the accessible knowledge on them, it doesn’t look like they’re extraordinarily wholesome. And I did a video on greens a few years in the past on YouTube. And, you understand, bought plenty of hate for positive, but additionally lots of people had been, like, actually involved in that concept. As a result of I mainly mentioned that greens aren’t essential to be wholesome. After which I additionally, you understand, confirmed totally different analysis displaying that there’s doubtlessly, not essentially however there’s sure features of them that is likely to be inflicting well being points within the human physique. So there’s plenty of random stuff however I feel essentially the most useful factor for individuals to know from this and take away is that when you outline well being as not being poor in key micronutrients and having balanced hormones, then it lets you make decisions about, you understand, all of the various things that you just eat, all of the various things that you just do in your life-style, for stress administration, for sleep, and so forth., after which like the best way you train, and the kind of dietary supplements that you just use, and that form of factor. It’s identical to a quite simple method to have a look at it. However very correct. So, excessive leverage.

Katie: I’ll put some assets within the present notes hyperlink to the video you talked about at wellnessmama.fm for all of you listening. But when somebody is new to the thought of avoiding phytic acid, you form of defined all of the sources of vegetable oils and polyunsaturated fat. What are a few of the most important key locations you wanna keep away from phytic acid? You talked about nuts. What different issues do individuals wanna be cautious of?

Chris: Beans. So, like, beans is an attention-grabbing one too. And that was one other controversial factor that I’ve carried out. I’ve carried out loads of movies the place I speak about these things that folks don’t essentially obtain it very nicely, however beans is considered one of them. And I do know that’s form of onerous for individuals, particularly in sure cultures, like, beans are form of a mainstay in these cultures. However there’s, you understand, beans after which stuff like brown rice as a result of the… And that’s one thing else that’s a bit towards the dogma. However brown rice has plenty of phytic acid in it, in addition to sure heavy metals which can be, you understand, very generally examined and located in brown rice, like lead, and arsenic, and mercury. And it’s as a result of the bran of the grain… And, you understand, the identical is true of different grains which can be, like, these entire grains which have the bran nonetheless intact on the skin of the grain. They discover that the bran of the grain is very concentrated in these in these items. However then once you, you understand, chuck the grain and, like, are consuming the grain or the bran of the grain itself, it’s extra of only a pure starch, like white rice, you understand, one thing like jasmine rice, simply extra pure starchy. So, there’s really a examine that confirmed that… And I do know this isn’t common for vegans and vegetarians, you understand, by way of what they’d wanna hear, however there was an entire examine on it, that demonstrated that vegetarian diets as a result of they’re so excessive in these phytic acid-containing meals, like nuts, seeds, beans, and entire grains, that they’re really at, you understand, very excessive threat for nutrient deficiencies, particularly iron, zinc, and hint minerals, like iodine.

So, these are the primary issues that I take note of, by way of phytic acid. And one other situation with phytic acid is that it really causes a… It’s like an inhibitor, basically of various enzymes, reminiscent of trypsin, and pepsin, after which amylase-alpha. And so these digestive enzymes… And that’s why lots of people, once they devour a ton of those meals, they begin to have digestive points as a result of the enzymes aren’t really working correctly as a result of they’re being inhibited by the phytic acid itself, and it’s in such excessive portions. You realize, pepsin itself is the primary digestive enzyme in your intestine. An, you understand, there’s loads of analysis displaying that phytic acid immediately inhibits it. So, not solely are you not capable of even get entry to plenty of these vitamins, nevertheless it’s messing up, you understand, only a balanced intestine perform, normally.

Katie: Yeah, precisely. I’m so glad you talked about that and it actually does go towards plenty of the widespread knowledge that greens, beans, and brown rice won’t be the best choice. However you’re proper, I’ve seen that knowledge as nicely. And definitely, you are able to do issues… I’ve learn like stress cooking reduces phytic acid. It doesn’t absolutely remove it. Like, there are methods to cut back it. And I do know plenty of vegetarians and vegans who’re attempting to take heed to that. However to your level, these do have an effect on the physique in a fairly critical method.

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To flip it on the constructive aspect, so that you made a case for a few of the extra widespread meals to keep away from. And also you discuss concerning the Thermo Weight-reduction plan lots on-line and also you’ve talked about it right here. What are a few of these core meals which can be good to deal with which can be excessive in micronutrients or excessive within the issues that our physique wants?

Chris: Yep, good query. So, the primary ones I like to simply… Like, a easy option to keep in mind it’s simply fruits and roots. And our good friend, Michael Lovich really coined that time period. As a result of I used to be telling him all about Thermo stuff after which he was like, “Oh fruits and roots.” In order that’s simply a straightforward option to keep in mind it. The fruits themselves, like if you consider, and this goes again to, like, the vegetable situation, when you have a look at the definition of a vegetable being simply, like, the leaves within the stem of the plant, they’ve plenty of protecting mechanisms built-in and these micro toxins which can be launched to guard the plant, however the root itself is a really nutrient-rich a part of the plant. And that’s actually what fuels, you understand, the whole progress of the whole lot. The roots are nice for nutrient ranges, very simple to digest by way of, particularly in the event that they’re ready correctly. And one thing, like, individuals may take into consideration, like, you understand, with potatoes, for instance, oxalates, like, or the simple factor with potatoes is you simply boil them. And once you boil them, there’s a examine displaying that boiled potatoes, all of the oxalates really exit. And when you boil it in saltwater, they exit into the saltwater. In order that they depart the potato. It’s simpler to digest. You realize, different roots being like candy potatoes, yucca, you understand, simply simple starch. After which when you cook dinner it nicely, then it’ll be simple to digest and get entry to these vitamins bioavailable. I’ve even seen individuals in, like, the Rapey group discussing sure issues about when you boiled potatoes, after which depart them, you understand, within the chilly in a single day, it mainly, like, creates this actually good prebiotic starch that’s simpler to devour and simpler to digest. With fruits, fructose is a superb gasoline. Glucose is a superb gasoline for the physique. The vitamins within the fruits are extraordinarily simple to digest and are bioavailable. Fruits logically are simply meant to be eaten, actually. The seeds themselves are the facet that folks can’t digest, proper? So, when you have a look at it in an evolutionary method, it makes complete sense very logical that, you understand, a fruit, it will ripen. And if it will get overripe, it falls off of the tree or the vine or wherever it’s.

And it has a seed in it, and there’s a bunch of seeds, they usually simply form of replant. It’s just like the circle of life. However even when it’s consumed, the animal can’t really digest the seed inside the fruit after which finally ends up, you understand, defecating, and it finds its method again someplace after which, you understand, can develop once more, proper? So I might deal with fruits and roots, after which I might deal with animal merchandise, like, from good high quality sources. That’s actually the caveat with actually the whole lot. The standard of the supply, particularly with animal meat is essential as a result of, like, when you purchase meat or animal merchandise which can be…if the animals are mistreated, they dwell in, you understand, excessive cortisol, you understand, life-style, in the event that they’re injected with totally different hormones, if they’ve excessive estrogen ranges, in the event that they’re not being fed, what they really ought to be consuming, for instance, in the event that they’re being fed, you understand, soy and various things which can be simply utterly unnatural in an effort to fatten them up and create extra estrogen, then that meat’s not very wholesome for people to eat or in that milk, or no matter animal product it’s. But when the animal is handled nicely and truly, you understand, matures in a traditional, pure surroundings, then it’s extraordinarily wholesome as a result of it’s already… For instance, you understand, grass-fed beef, like grass-fed cows or grass-fed, no matter bison, recreation meat, that form of factor, it’s simply consuming its pure factor, its pure weight loss plan, and it’s bought the, you understand, stomachs… These ruminant animals have a number of stomachs. And so they have sufficient capability to really digest all of the grass and do it correctly. So the human consuming the meat is definitely the proper step in that sequence of occasions, not the human consuming the grass as a result of we are able to’t digest these leaves, and they’re extremely anti-nutrient-dense. So I might focus primarily on fruits and, you understand, high-quality meat actually or animal merchandise. So it’s fairly easy.

Katie: And I do know you’ve got a Fb group about that as nicely. And also you talked about your ebook, I’ll make sure that these are each linked within the present notes as nicely. Are there any particular variations or issues for ladies in the event that they’re beginning out with this as in comparison with males? Clearly, it labored drastically nicely, for you with testosterone. Are there any particular issues ladies have to be cautious of?

Chris: Usually, there’s not a lot distinction, by way of…as a result of it’s such a foundational have a look at how the physique works. And it’s simply that the ratios are barely totally different in ladies by way of the hormones. However that doesn’t imply… Like the best way that girls’s our bodies, really, you understand, perform with the endocrine system, when you’re consuming, you understand, comparable issues, it’s going to naturally stability the feminine physique in the best way that it ought to. I might say a few issues that girls particularly ought to take note of could be, you understand… And also you talked about coping with Hashimoto’s. I feel thyroid points are way more widespread in ladies. I feel it was like 1 in 8 ladies have a thyroid drawback or doubtlessly even increased than that. So I might deal with what might be presumably inflicting that thyroid situation within the first place. After which holding that up towards that lens of the definition of what’s wholesome and what’s not. And, like, plenty of ladies, really find yourself focusing extra on consuming leafy greens and consuming issues which can be doubtlessly goitrogenic. Like kale, for instance, is discovered to be extremely goitrogenic, particularly when eaten uncooked, the place it blocks the iodine uptake within the thyroid, which is gonna result in, you understand, mainly compromised T4 manufacturing from the thyroid gland. So, you understand, form of taking a second have a look at, if a girl is coping with thyroid points and check out what may doubtlessly be inflicting these thyroid issues within the first place, by way of, like, day by day habits, vitamin habits and deficiencies, you understand, in that, like, if somebody’s iodine poor that they eat a ton of leafy greens and, you understand, doubtlessly inflicting that drawback for them. After which simply specializing in issues which can be going to assist with progesterone, which, once more, may be very comparable for women and men. It simply manifests itself barely in a different way as a result of, you understand, the endocrine techniques are favoring totally different hormones actually, between the 2 genders.

Katie: Received it. After which this, I’m positive might be its personal whole podcast matter. So undoubtedly, we are able to simply cowl it briefly. However you additionally discuss fairly a bit about health on-line. And I’m curious… I do know, there are additionally plenty of misconceptions in the case of the very best issues to do for general health, simply as you talked about, to start with, in all probability defining that time period, like we do with well being. However what’s a few of the widespread recommendation that you just give associated to health?

Chris: Often, like, with health, I assume, essentially the most blanket one could be… And this was the most important realization for me as a result of, like I discussed, I used to be centered on doing plenty of endurance coaching within the sports activities in that facet. And I assumed it was wholesome, however then I noticed that actually, it’s in no way. So, that actually knowledgeable how I began to consider health was is, am I doing a blocker or an activator, you understand? And plenty of health for individuals causes extra cortisol, particularly, endurance coaching, cardio coaching, when it’s carried out, you understand, I assume chronically is the proper time period for it. That got here a time period with power cardio, proper? So, it’s one thing that can chronically elevate cortisol ranges, which chronically suppresses on the identical time, reproductive hormones and, you understand, testosterone, progesterone. So, I might re-examine the amount of cardio coaching that folks do. And in the event that they’re having issues with their reproductive hormones and their intercourse drive libido, they usually’re coaching lots in doing endurance coaching, like usually, then I might re-examine that. And what was attention-grabbing was that I began taking a look at, particularly for guys, however I do know the identical is true with ladies is, you understand, there’s totally different muscle teams in women and men that may really enhance receptor websites for various hormones. So plenty of dogma with guys, by way of, like, when you have a look at bodybuilding as an trade, when you lookup on, you understand, bodybuilding.com or Tea Nation or no matter, it’s like, how do you enhance testosterone with totally different coaching? You’re gonna discover plenty of stuff about squatting and deadlifting, which, you understand, it’s not inaccurate, nevertheless it’s simply closely centered on that. Nevertheless, the legs… And so they say it as a result of it prompts plenty of muscle tissue directly, which can also be true. However the issue or I assume, it’s not even an issue, it’s simply the missed facet of it, is that I began wanting into it, and sure higher physique muscle teams can really categorical extra androgen receptors over time with coaching.

And so they can, you understand, mainly categorical extra of those receptor websites, versus the legs being extra restricted in growing the expression of the receptor websites. In order that bought me involved in that by way of androgen receptors. You realize, and that’s why you additionally see, like, in sure guys that find yourself having increased testosterone ranges after which even guys that, like, once they begin taking steroids, you begin to see this expression of extra muscle quantity improvement in sure muscle groups teams, and it’s due to that. And people muscle teams for guys, it’s just like the traps, the shoulders, higher again, higher chest, the arms, however these are issues that may be educated, you understand, naturally to precise extra of these receptor websites, to allow them to really bind extra testosterone. You may develop extra muscle in these areas, which, you understand, within the case of men, like, you understand, that’s what lots of people have a look at, a man that’s bought, like, massive traps and shoulders it’s like, oh, like a manly man, proper? It’s form of coded into our genetics, in our evolutionary biology to love to see that as a result of it appears sturdy, proper? With ladies, it’s simply totally different muscle teams which can be… It’s extra expressive of different hormone websites that may assist, you understand, form, like, a female physique being extra, you understand, within the hips. And it’s often additionally correlated with areas in, like, tissue areas that categorical extra estrogen storage. So, like, for guys, plenty of estrogen storage occurs within the intestine or, like, within the abdomen space and the hips. After which identical with ladies, plenty of estrogen storage can also be in these areas, within the hips, but additionally in, like, the glutes. So these areas, although, might be educated to have extra favorable, like, much less estrogen storage but additionally, you understand, extra expression of anabolic hormones, naturally. In order that they begin to form the physique. So as soon as I began to understand that, that was how I began to have a look at health, it’s nearly an evolutionary biology lens of health of, like, what muscle teams are literally most popular, by way of coaching these to have a greater hormonal impact.

And that bought me on to, like, neuromuscular coaching, particularly, the place it was… And this is similar for women and men. You may create extra of that simply by doing extra explosive kind coaching, shorter bouts, much less, like, power endurance coaching, in order that the cortisol… You realize, anytime somebody, bodily trains, cortisol goes to raise, nevertheless it’s actually concerning the means to get well from the elevation of the cortisol and benefit from the anabolic affect of that, you understand, weight coaching or explosive coaching, like possibly sprinting or field jumps or one thing, in order that the physique really begins to favor that and construct these muscle teams as much as help that form of exercise. And over time, it begins to actually change into noticeable. It’s simple to see when persons are coaching that method, versus, like, if you consider, you understand, those that run marathons and the whole lot, like… Except you’re an elite degree marathoner, like most individuals, they don’t really find yourself having superb form of their physique as a result of there’s plenty of cortisol that’s being produced by the physique that’s very anxious and breaks down muscle tissue. And there’s doubtlessly plenty of additionally estrogen storage that’s not being, you understand, gotten rid of. Like, methylation is a straightforward option to eliminate estrogen. After which simply supporting the constructive suggestions loop with extra favorable reproductive hormones, which might be carried out via vitamin, clearly, and supplementation, you understand, micronutrients, but additionally via coaching.

Katie: Received it. Yeah, I’m excited. I used to be nearly to embark on a enjoyable experiment for myself. I’ve talked about this on the podcast earlier than, however I grew up with the filter that I wasn’t an athlete that was largely from my dad and mom, simply because they wished us to deal with teachers. And as an grownup, I’ve developed a love for several types of athletic actions, and particularly realized I’ve actually excessive fast-twitch. And so, I’m gonna be coaching with some native observe athletes doing sprinting and pole vaulting, that are very explosive actions, and I’m excited for that. However that is sensible once you clarify the best way that that impacts the physique so immediately. And also you made a very sturdy case of difficult plenty of the widespread dietary and health dogma on the market. If somebody needs to continue learning from you and needs to form of begin on this journey, the place’s the very best beginning place that I can ship them?

Chris: So, I might say, like, I feel… So we’ve a number of Fb teams which can be nice. So the Thermo Weight-reduction plan group on Fb is a superb one. It’s simply, you understand, a free group. A whole lot of good interplay there, plenty of dialogue. Persons are speaking about stuff. We simply began a health platform known as UMZU Match. And so if individuals simply go over to umzu.com, and simply seek for UMZU Match, you’ll find it over there. However, you understand, for those who are actually involved in studying about all these things, UMZU matches nice as a result of we’ve all of our programs in there, after which we even have a group in there. So it’s like a hybrid mainly between, you understand, a discussion board form of, like, Reddit, and Fb group, however then you definately additionally get entry to all of the programs. And for the time being, on the time of recording this, we’ve 16 programs in there, together with the Thermo Weight-reduction plan, in addition to totally different health programs for each women and men. And, you understand, it’s fairly enjoyable group up to now. So, I might simply have… You realize, when you’re , simply try umzu.com, after which try the Thermal Weight-reduction plan group on Fb.

Katie: And I’ll put these hyperlinks within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm for these of you who’re listening when you work out, or drive. You could find the whole lot there. And I’ll make sure that we hyperlink to UMZU as nicely since you talked about your dietary supplements in passing, however you’ve got an entire suite of wonderful dietary supplements. My husband’s on fairly a number of of them for testosterone and has seen nice outcomes, so I’ll make sure that we hyperlink to all of these as nicely. A considerably unrelated query I like to ask on the finish of interviews, selfishly, as a result of I’m all the time on the lookout for new studying materials is that if there’s a ebook or a variety of books which have actually impacted your life, and in that case, what they’re and why?

Chris: Oh, yeah. Yeah, undoubtedly. I like studying. So I’ve tons of books. I might say that my favourite one… I’ve a favourite writer, Baltasar Gracián. And so he was a Jesuit monk, very smart dude, like, very, very sensible. And the best way he writes is in form of, like, aphorisms or, like, little nuggets of stuff. And a superb one which I might suggest is “The Artwork of Worldly Knowledge.” It’s identical to an ideal learn. You may sit down and, you understand… He’s the form of author the place you learn… He’ll write, like, two or three sentences of, like, a wise statement that he made. And this was a whole lot of years in the past. This man’s, like, lengthy gone, proper? However he writes these little, like, only a couple sentences, however you might chew on that for months. It’s, like, tremendous full of knowledge. So I like studying his stuff. And it’s simply form of good guidelines for all times, guidelines to or they’re extra precept base, you understand. So I’d suggest Baltasar Gracián.

Katie: That’s a brand new suggestion. I’ll should test that out. I’m excited. And thanks a lot, Chris, for being right here, for sharing. I’ve gotten an growing variety of questions concerning the Thermo Weight-reduction plan just lately, and I do know that it’s undoubtedly getting an increasing number of common proper now. You’re serving to 1000’s of individuals. I’m excited that you just shared a lot of this with us as we speak. And I’m appreciative of your time. Thanks for being right here.

Chris: Thanks, Katie. Yeah, I’m actually glad to be right here. Thanks for letting me share.

Katie: And thanks as all the time for sharing your most precious asset, your time, with each of us as we speak. We’re so grateful that you just did and I hope that you’ll be part of me once more on the following episode of the “Wellness Mama Podcast.”

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