So many people are afflicted with intolerance's and food allergies and generally feel terrible each and every day. What if those issues were related to your genetic makeup rather than the food? Dr. Courtney Hunt is an OB-Gyn and Functional Medical doctor who has dedicated her life to helping her patients find out what their genetics mean for their daily habits.
Dr. Hunt has her patients undergo genetic testing and then creates a personalized plan for them to reduce inflammation and start living a healthier life. Listen in as she shares about her research and why she started down this path.
Two of the most important things you need an abundance of in your life are sunshine and sleep. Even if you’ve not figured out what your genetics are telling you about your body, you will feel significantly better if you pay attention to and nurture your circadian rhythm. Dr. Hunt says you need to be up and see the sunrise. Spend time in nature and reconnect so that you can recharge your batteries.
There are so many things that go into how we feel and how our bodies operate, but one of the most important is the building blocks upon which we are formed. Your genes have more to do with your health than most believe and think. Take a moment to listen in as Dr. Hunt shares gem after gem about getting and staying healthy.
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In This Episode:
[02:50] Welcome Dr. Courtney Hunt to discuss health, genetics, and safe practices.
[03:53] Dr. Hunt shares what caused her to go into medicine and then functional medicine.
[06:24] Listen as she shares how she made the connection between gluten, Celiac’s Disease, and the prevalence of auto-immune disorders.
[07:45] Were there any symptoms of Celiac’s that her husband had and they missed?
[09:57] Where should the average person start in figuring out what is causing their symptoms?
[13:54] Love is the foundation of creating good habits. It also affects all the symptoms of their bodies.
[16:48] How can you incorporate nature and spending time in nature into your life if you’re in a light deficient area?
[19:12] Why loving others sometimes leads to us neglecting ourselves. Dr. Hunt shares her journey with this same concept.
[22:46] How can you unplug to increase your health if you’re a go-getter?
[25:21] It’s not selfish to feel good. When you take care of yourself you’re better able to take care of your family.
[26:50] How can you get started with making healthy changes in your daily routine?
[30:40] Why you need sleep and to focus on your circadian rhythm.
[32:18] What kinds of signs should you look out for that point toward inflammation?
[35:02] Genetic testing is the key to defining exactly what types of signs and symptoms you should be looking out for.
[38:31] How behavioral choices affect your health.
[40:31] Can you train your mitochondria?
[43:16] You can’t recharge your battery without sleep and sunshine.
[46:04] What does Dr. Hunt tell people who are super sick to get them moving in the right direction?
[48:27] When moms get better, the family follows. Start with your genes… not your allergies.
[52:53] Connect with Courtney and find out where you should start with testing.
[53:44] How does Dr. Hunt define being healthy?
[54:50] What can you take away and do now to get more peak performance out of your life?
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