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449 The New Science of Food, Hormones, & Health, Dr. Neal Barnard Discusses Healing, Improving & Preventing PCOS, Endometriosis, Insulin Function, PMS, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, & Prostate Cancer: Using Food As Medicine to Balance Hormones in Men and Women of All Ages

449 The New Science of Food, Hormones, & Health, Dr. Neal Barnard Discusses Healing, Improving & Preventing PCOS, Endometriosis, Insulin Function, PMS, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, & Prostate Cancer: Using Food As Medicine to Balance Hormones in Men and Women of All Ages

FromLearn True Health with Ashley James


449 The New Science of Food, Hormones, & Health, Dr. Neal Barnard Discusses Healing, Improving & Preventing PCOS, Endometriosis, Insulin Function, PMS, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, & Prostate Cancer: Using Food As Medicine to Balance Hormones in Men and Women of All Ages

FromLearn True Health with Ashley James

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50 minutes
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Oct 25, 2020
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Check out IIN and get a free module: LearnTrueHealth.com/coach Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health:  https://amzn.to/31G9bfw   Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health by Dr. Neal Barnard https://www.learntruehealth.com/your-body-in-balance-the-new-science-of-food-hormones-and-health-by-dr-neal-barnard   Highlights: How to lower estrogen levels Impact of decreasing estrogen levels on hormone-related illnesses Soy products affect hormone levels Why does eating animal products disrupt hormones Effects of dairy consumption   Do you have hormone-related issues like PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, or type 2 diabetes? In this episode, Dr. Neal Barnard shares how those can be healed by removing meat and animal products from our diet. He explains the effects of dairy consumption and why we should remove dairy products from our diet.   [00:00:00] Ashley James: Welcome to the Learn True Health podcast. I’m your host, Ashley James. This is episode 449. I am so excited for today’s guest. We have back on the show Dr. Neal Barnard. You were in episode 256 so it’s been a while. Now we’re in the 400s of our interviews. We had you on for one of your books, the Cheese Trap, which was amazing. I highly recommend listeners go back and check out episode 256 if you haven’t already. Dr. Barnard, you are on the forefront of the whole food, plant-based movement showing people that we can heal our body with food, and now you’ve come out with a book teaching us—especially women—how we can balance our hormones, gain fertility, breeze through menopause, and even how to manage things like cancer—when it’s hormone-related cancers—all using food as medicine. I’m very happy to have you back on the show.   [00:01:08] Dr. Neal Barnard: Well, thank you. It’s great to be back.   [00:01:10] Ashley James: Absolutely. We did dive a bit into your bio in our last interview and what led you to want to become a doctor that practices whole food, plant-based food as a way of healing people. So I want to jump right in, why did you write your latest book, Your Body In Balance? What compelled you to want to help use food to balance our hormones?   [00:01:34] Dr. Neal Barnard: Up until now, most people have thought of food in rather modest terms. That if you’re eating the wrong kinds of foods, you’ll gain weight. You change your diet and lose weight. Maybe your cholesterol will go down, your blood sugar can improve—that kind of stuff. We can be much more ambitious than that when it comes to tuning up our health. Almost every function of your body is controlled by hormones. Hormones are made in one organ. They go through the bloodstream to reach another organ, and they tell it what to do. If you could control your hormones, let’s say you can control thyroid hormone, which gives energy to your cells, you can control estrogens, which controls sexual function, reproductive function. What if you can control insulin, which deals with your blood sugar levels? There are so many more. If you can control all those, you can control your health in a far more sophisticated way than you might have imagined. Amazingly enough, the key to it is food.   [00:02:36] Ashley James: Why is that? When did you first start seeing that food had such a profound impact on hormones?   [00:02:45] Dr. Neal Barnard: Well, it actually started out sort of by accident. I was sitting at my desk. A young woman called me up, and she had terrible menstrual pain. Many women have some menstrual cramps, but for maybe 1 in 10, it’s just off the scale, I can’t go to work today type pain, and that was her situation. I realized I could give her painkillers for a couple of days, but what would that do for the next month, the month after that, or the month after that? So I said to her, “Let me give you some painkillers for now, but how about if we try and experiment and see if we can prevent this from happening next month?” I have to confess, I just made an educated gu
Released:
Oct 25, 2020
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Podcast Episode