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Integrative Wellness Radio
50 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
Unraveling the Root Cause of Psoriasis
Last week, we discussed Eczema and how it progresses from infancy to adulthood. This week on Integrative Wellness Radio. Dr. Nicole joins us with another skin condition episode talking all about Psoriasis. Psoriasis occurs when the immune system causes skin cells to grow faster than usual, and dead cells build up on the skin's surface instead of falling away. In this episode, the Doctor briefs us on the major root causes of Psoriasis. She sheds light on some of the reasons that trigger the immune system to accelerate the rate at which a cell grows leading to the skin condition. You will also learn the difference between Psoriasis and Eczema as Dr. Nicole shares some of the case studies. Tune in to the whole episode to learn more about skin conditions and how you can take better care of the largest organ in your body! Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 02:39 Is our body a bunch of separate systems 05:54 The scary rise of neurological decline 11:17 Can vaccinations play a role? 15:57 Infections associated with psoriasis 18:52 A patient’s case study 24:49 The great imitator of psoriasis 29:43 The importance of tonsils 35:56 Psoriasis is not just a skin condition 43:07 How to encourage lymph flow in your body?
49 minutes | Jul 31, 2022
A Deeper Look At Eczema From Infancy To Adulthood
This week on Integrative Wellness Radio we're discussing skin conditions but specifically Eczema. Atopic dermatitis or commonly known as Eczema is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It's common in children but can occur at any age. Join Dr. Nicole as she briefs us in-depth on why Eczema is developing at such a young age that it is now being referred to as Baby-Eczema and how this can persist as problematic all the way into adulthood. She walks us through some of the key points why infants are more vulnerable to it and how it affects them in the first place. Tune in to the full episode to learn more about the proper diagnosis, right testing, and prevention when it comes to skin diseases. Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 02:39 Skin conditions at young ages aren’t normal 05:25 It’s not your fault that your baby has Eczema 09:32 The location of birth matters when it comes to skin conditions 13:43 A 2-month-old baby’s case study 17:41 Toxins found in amniotic fluid 21:45 Are skin conditions affected by birth? 25:06 Ingredients matter in a vaccine 31:06 Antibiotics are made from the mold 36:12 Very rarely do things look like the textbook 41:30 No one test is the gold standard
44 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
Back To The Basics: A Functional Approach to Mental Health ft. Brendan Vermeire
Brendan’s Bio: Brendan is a Mental and Metabolic Health Scientist & Researcher, Functional Medicine Educator, Writer, and Speaker. He is a Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Master Nutrition Coach, Master Personal Trainer, USAW Sports Performance Coach, and Crossfit Trainer. He began his career as a personal trainer and nutrition coach at the age of 18 after disappointingly being medically discharged from the United States Navy Seal training pipeline due to an injury. After being exposed to the power of functional lab testing in the start of his career, he began intensely pursuing that as a career path which has led him to be widely regarded as one of the top leading experts in Metabolic Health and Functional Education. He is the proud owner and founder of the Metabolic Solutions Institute for Functional Health and Fitness Practitioners and the creator of the Functional Mental Health Practitioner Certificate Course. He is also the founder of the Metabolic Solutions Research & Education Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to ‘changing the way the world views mental health’ through advancing the science of Mental Health Dysfunction. He is also the creator of The Mental M.A.P.™, a cutting-edge Lab Panel for Mental Health. When he’s not educating doctors/practitioners/professionals, helping clients overcome their most severe health struggles, or producing cutting-edge scientific education, Brendan enjoys all things fitness and is probably working out. He also enjoys anything in nature and any activities that expand his heart, mind, and soul. Description: Dr. Nicole is back with a new episode of Integrative Wellness Radio featuring Brendan Vermeire, a Mental Health Scientist & Certified Health Practitioner who has been busy pioneering and bringing a new and improved functional approach to people when it comes to mental health. In this part, Brendan briefs us on how his own personal journey with mental health motivated him to transition into a functional health practitioner. With him, we will discover some of the things that aggravate mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and lack of joy. Dr. Nicole briefs us that what are some of the outdated belief systems you need to get rid of in order to truly embark on a journey to change your life. Tune in to the whole episode and learn more about mental health! Noteworthy Time Stamps: 01:19 How was Brendan steered into functional medicine? 07:16 Brendan’s way of educating practitioners 10:27 Why people are failing to identify what it means to be mentally healthy? 16:13 Brendan’s scientific philosophy about mental illness 21:09 Getting out of the fantasy of ‘It’s All Good’ 23:54 Brendan’s mental map that he created and what does it measure? 31:10 The pandemic of mental health problems Social Prompts: To learn more about Brendan, please visit: www.metabolicsolutionsllc.com Brendan’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metabolicsolutionsllc/ Brendan’s IG: @the_holistic_savage LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendan-vermeire-23754693/ Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022
57 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Why Do People Develop Allergies to Antibiotics, Other Drugs, Or Even Chemicals?
Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance, but are people born with certain types of allergies, or do they develop them due to medications or even chemicals? To answer that Dr. Nicole joins us today on Integrative Wellness Radio to dive a little bit further into certain types of allergies, their origins, and why people develop them. The doctor sheds light on some of the reasons people get exposed and develop sensitivities to some medications and even antibodies. She uncovers some of the misconceptions and navigates us through some of the best practices that we can implement to avoid our immune system to become chemically sensitive. Tune in to the whole episode and book a strategy call to learn more about IWG! Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 02:46 Is your profession exposing you to toxins? 05:17 Why do chemical allergies exist? 11:50 Toxicity is a huge player when it comes to toxicity 18:05 The contamination in the ground 21:15 How ‘Think Dirty’ App can be useful? 27:29 It’s not just allergy 36:06 How some people are reactive to drugs 40:30 A patient’s case study 44:05 Some allergy myths to bust 48:39 Better testing, less tools
49 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
Taking a Deeper Look at Rheumatoid Arthritis & What Really Aggravates it?
Rheumatoid Arthritis falls under the category of an autoimmune condition. With Rheumatoid Arthritis on the rise along with much information to navigate through, today on Integrative Wellness Radio Dr. Nicole dives into a few of the many reasons why it manifests in the first place. She briefs us on why taking an immunosuppressant is just a temporary fix when it comes to Rheumatoid Arthritis and how it can lead to much bigger problems in the long run. Tune in to the full episode to learn more about the right testing and how you can diagnose it early on to avoid joint damage! Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 04:00 Figuring about your body’s needs 08:49 A patient’s case study 13:24 The other factors to the cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis 17:25 Neurological pain patterns 24:55 Common infections found in joints 31:27 Does mold affect and damage your joints? 39:14 A patient’s story with Rheumatoid Arthritis
45 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Gut’s Connection to Depression & other Mood Disorders
Gut issues can cause a lot of discomforts, but is it really because you had a Latte, or is there an underlying gut-brain connectional issue that is causing a myriad of health issues in your body? Dive into today’s episode as Dr. Nicole on Integrative Wellness Radio addresses some of the cognitive brain dysfunctions which play a major role in affecting the gut’s health. She briefs us on some of the leading factors that cause mood instability and discomfort in our gut and what you can do to overcome them. Tune in to the whole episode to find out what gastroparesis is and learn more about other gut conditions. Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 02:06 Conflicting information when it comes to gut health 06:28 Focusing on the linear outlook doesn’t take us anywhere 11:25 Job of the immune system when it comes to gut health 15:01 Myths about your gut 18:05 A patient’s story 23:10 What your brain runs on? 29:00 Not all fish is created equal 33:50 Tips to overcome gut problems 37:25 The right approach & testing for gut issues
58 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
What is the Root Cause of Environmental Allergies?
With summers at their peak, we see people with a myriad of health issues and allergies coming through the doors of IWG. In today’s episode of Integrative Wellness Radio, Dr. Nicole talks about some of the issues that come with different seasons, whether it is food intolerance or seasonal allergies. She further dissects the main root cause that is the leading factor of the Human Body being so reactive to these environmental changes. Listen to the whole episode to get a more in-depth insight! Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 02:27 Why allergies are on the rise 07:23 Things you aren’t being told when it comes to allergies 10:30 Food allergies are far from being black & white 14:58 If you have allergies, you have a hyperactive immune system 19:07 Skin prick tests and possible false positives 25:50 Debunking the allergy myths 34:48 The epidemic of kids having peanut allergies 38:01 True definition of allergy 48:23 Allergies are a reflection of our overall health
62 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Is Low Testosterone Associated With Mold?
Does mold really play a role in affecting male hormones such as testosterone? Dive into today’s episode on Integrative Wellness Radio with Dr. Nicole as she talks about the linkage between low testosterone and mold present in your home. Dr. Nicole is also joined by her personal mold inspector Nurse Gina who will walk us through some of the best practices to avoid and get rid of mold in our homes. Tune in to the whole episode to learn more about not only the effects mold can have on men but also how it causes other adverse health effects on the human body. Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 01:32 Testosterone injections might not be the FIX 5:53 Where do we get mold exposures? 12:42 Gina explains where mold grows inside your home? 25:07 Products to eradicate mold 30:26 Food exposure is often overlooked 37:18 The trickle-down effect of Testosterone levels 47:54 How estrogen affects testosterone 52:21 Major filters of your body
64 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
The Root Of Autoimmunity That NO ONE is Talking About
We talked the previous month about various autoimmune conditions such as connective disorders and gut conditions, but what is the actual root cause of autoimmunity? Is it bad genes or is it the faulty immune system? To answer these questions, Dr. Nicole joins us with another episode on Integrative Wellness Radio this week. She navigates us through some of the misconceptions & misinformation about autoimmunity that have surfaced recently and why solutions like “one pill for all” is mostly just temporary fix. Tune in to the whole episode to learn more! Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 02:10 It’s not about diagnosis, it’s about the root cause 05:36 Setting the foundation for the understanding of the immune system 11:23 What is all this GMO conversation about? 17:54 The biggest culprit to neurological decline 20:15 Regular protocols don’t work for immune system issues 27:38 There are testing limitations when it comes to autoimmunity 35:08 Myths about autoimmunity 46:37 A lot of things can create a blood-brain barrier 51:00 Autoimmune diabetes mostly affects young people
54 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Understanding Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disorders
We are back this week with another autoimmune disorder and this episode is all about different autoimmune connective tissue disorders such as Lupus, scleroderma, and Osler Rendu as just to name a few. Listen to Dr. Nicole as she dives into why some of these disorders manifest in the first place and where do they originate from. She dissects why most of the people suffering from these disorders might not have been able to find a proper solution that is outside of just living on immunosuppressants. Tune in to learn more! Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 01:34 Why you might resonate with this topic? 05:16 Foundational principle to understanding connective tissue disorders 10:42 Why would the immune system attack the connective tissue? 14:51 A case study 24:47 What is ‘PANDAS’ disorder? 29:01 You won’t know until you do better testing 30:15 A patient with a 10-year history of Lupus 35:50 You can’t always rely on the bloodwork markers 41:37 It’s about therapy and acknowledgment 46:05 The biggest myth of autoimmunity
54 minutes | May 30, 2022
What No One Is Telling You About Autoimmune Gut Conditions
This week we bring you yet another informative episode on Integrative Wellness Radio about Autoimmune Gut Conditions. There are a lot of false beliefs when it comes down to autoimmune conditions. Dr. Nicole sheds light and navigates us through some of the leading factors causing gut conditions, from parasites to Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in this day and age. Listen as she gives us more insight into the right testing to properly diagnose and overcome some of the common autoimmune gut conditions. Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 01:29 IWG’s goal in Integrative Space 03:10 Dr. Nicole’s personal story with autoimmune gut issues 13:20 Using the same approach when it comes to gut 19:12 A patient’s case study 21:11 Immune system’s job 29:01 Myths about Autoimmune Gut Conditions 36:45 Limitations with conventional testing for gut conditions 39:57 Celiac is often confused with autoimmune pernicious anemia 47:00 A patient’s story with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 52:08 The right testing for AIGC
70 minutes | May 25, 2022
How Mold Toxicity Affects Hormones
Mold toxicity and hormonal imbalances go hand in hand. This week on Integrative wellness radio we are talking about mold toxicity and how it affects the hormone levels. Dr. Nicole briefs us on why hormonal variations are normal and how the misinformation about it often leads to inaccurate diagnoses when in reality it is just mold toxicity affecting us. Listen to the whole episode to learn more! Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 03:20 If you fix the foundation, you fix the problem 6:07 Figuring out the bigger picture with your symptoms 08:56 We need to acknowledge that our organs are interlinked 10:37 Where mold originates from 13:18 It’s not always about the food, it’s also what’s on the food 20:53 Myths about mold toxicity 23:29 How mold is affecting hormones? 30:47 Why does PMS has so many different faces? 42:50 A patient’s case review 54:37 Anatomy matters a lot 1:04:00 Addressing the mold present in your home
66 minutes | May 17, 2022
The Reality of Neurological Lyme
In honor of Lyme Awareness month, this week on Integrative Wellness Radio, we bring you a dedicated episode for those who have Lyme Disease. Dr. Nicole sheds light on how neurological Lyme can affect us and why this specific type of Lyme is difficult to properly identify with the limited testing that is commonly available. Listen to the whole episode to learn more! Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 02:35 improper treatment implies Improper diagnosis 6:53 Dr. Nicole’s personal story with Lyme 11:33 How Lyme was discovered after syphilis 21:10 Case study of a patient 24:20 Myths about Neurological Lyme 35:35 Lyme lives in your connective tissue 38:49 Looking for Neurological Lyme 49:01 Oxygen & Glucose are your brain fuel 1:01:00 It’s not about killing the Lyme
59 minutes | May 5, 2022
Is your professional life making you sick?
Managing your physical and mental well-being as well as a business can be a painstaking thing. In a collab last week, Dr. Nicole was hosted by Phil Rose of "Sparks By Ignium". In this episode, Phil speaks to the Doctor to help us better navigate through building your business and sustaining a perfect balance between your health and your business. Dr. Nicole shares some of the tips she has used along with her husband to diagnose and cure’ health and business issues in entrepreneurs. Tune in to the whole episode! Resources: Integrative Growth Institute: https://integrativewellnessgroup.com Learn more about Ignium Consulting: https://www.igniumconsult.com Listen to Sparks By Ignium: https://sparksbyignium.transistor.fm/episodes
34 minutes | May 2, 2022
Dissecting Celiac Disease Through the Integrative Lens
In this week's episode, Dr. Nicole Rivera dives into Celiac Disease, what really is it vs. the perceived perception of the disease. Dr. Nicole clarifies the disease and the diagnostics behind it, as well as some of the flaws in the current way of diagnosing. Tune in we get a clearer picture behind the right testing If you’re ever diagnosed. Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 01:15 Technical definition of Celiac Disease 03:07 The pandemic of people suffering from gluten intolerance 06:36 You can have gluten sensitivity but no celiac disease 10:24 A patient’s story 17:38 Deciphering your infections 18:41 Get the right testing 25:10 Your approach needs to be changed
58 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
What No One Is Telling You About Lyme Disease
We're kicking off the upcoming month with the topic of Lyme disease. Through the lens of Integrative wellness, Lyme disease is not uncommon. But today on Integrative Wellness Radio along with our host & integrative health practitioner Dr. Nicole, we dive a bit further into what Lyme disease really is. Dr. Nicole talks about some of the misconceptions about Lyme disease and how sometimes conventional medicine overlooks symptoms. Tune in to the whole episode to get a better picture of the right testing suited. Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 3:30 Limitations with research 7:32 You are a 'whole' person 15:49 Crazy amount of Lyme types & genes 20:44 Myths around Lyme 28:13 Lyme lives in connective tissue 34:58 It's not about killing the Lyme, It's about eradicating it 40:49 Lyme doesn't always live alone 55:42 Looking at the person as a whole
59 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
Understanding the Rise in Infertility
Infertility isn’t something that we should be ashamed of. In today’s episode of Integrative Wellness Radio Dr. Nicole walks us through how infertility is actually a lack of understanding about the hormones that are off in our body. She then gives us a detailed insight into why Infertility isn’t bad luck or bad genes. Tune in to the whole episode and gather knowledge on dealing with infertility and how to prepare for a healthy pregnancy and birth. Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 02:35 Why infertility is becoming such an epidemic 05:37 Infertility isn’t your fault 17:09 Blood sugar instability and hormone levels 24:57 What are micoestrogens? 34:09 Infections and Infertility 43:48 A case study 50:42 You don’t know what you don’t know
59 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
The Toxicity of Personal Products and Hormone Imbalances
This month it’s all about toxicity. In the last episode on Integrative Wellness Radio, we dove into the toxicity found in our daily foods. Today we are piggybacking off of it and taking it a bit further to discuss and give you an insight into the correlation between toxicity and our day-to-day personal care products. With our markets flooded with cosmetics and other beauty products, it’s really difficult to navigate through which products are safe to use and which are not. Dr. Nicole explains how to better identify the toxins present in these personal care products and how to leverage better testing for them. Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 02:28 Heavy metal testing 05:43 It’s about digging deeper 11:56 What happens when we overlook toxicity? 19:54 Estrogen dominance in young men 24:14 Aluminum found in anti percipients is a neurotoxin 34:05 Benzine & Chloroform Toxicity 39:05 Some myths that need to be debunked 44:00 Every product in a brand is not safe 50:57 Healthcare is about answers and solutions
61 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
The Epidemic Of Toxicity In Our Food
Toxicity is a hot topic discussed at any given time. However, there are some aspects of it that are less talked about, for example identifying where it is originating from and what is the right testing for it. This week on Integrative Wellness Radio, Dr. Nicole navigates us through the types of toxicity found in our day-to-day food, where do they originate from and what type of adverse health effects on our gut and the overall body. The Doctor then explains further how we can better equip ourselves better against some of these toxins that are mixed in our food. Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 02:04 Leveraging better testing 05:23 It is not your fault 10:03 There’s toxicity everywhere 19:35 Culprits behind gut issues 28:34 The gut-brain connection 43:10 Anti Precipitants leading to aluminum toxicity 52:33 We’re used to not getting answers
48 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
Encore Episode: How Does Blood Sugar Affect The Brain?
Blood sugar, or glucose, is the main sugar found in your blood and is used as energy by your cells. However low or high blood sugar levels are associated with a variety of serious health issues. This week on Integrative Wellness Radio, Dr. Nicole and Dr. Nick talk about the connection between blood sugar and its effects on the brain. Both doctors dive into various symptoms and give us an insight into the potential root of various blood sugar issues and how that relates to your cognitive function. Tune in as the duo focuses on how to better your brain and have optimum blood sugar levels. Interested in working with IWG? Book a complimentary consult call to learn more using this link: https://bit.ly/IWRcall2022 Noteworthy Time Stamps: 01:09 Dr. Nicole’s personal journey 03:23 What induces Type 3 Diabetes 10:24 Pancreas and parasite 18:03 What does hyperglycemia does to insulin resistance? 25:28 Most of us have settled for feeling like crap 32:03 All blood sugar problems are not separate entities 42:50 Everything affects everything
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