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Ep. 14 | Asthma, Immunity, and Gut Health with Nicole, Certified Holistic Nutritionist

asthma gut health immunity nutrition podcast wellness Apr 17, 2024

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In this episode, Allison chats with Nicole, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Nicole shares her personal journey of overcoming chronic illnesses by healing her gut and adopting a holistic approach to health and wellness. We explore the concept of terrain theory, the warning signs our bodies give us, and practical steps to take charge of our own health.  

The Power of Holistic Wellness: Nicole's journey to holistic wellness began when she realized that her constant sickness, asthma, and family history of chronic illnesses were all connected. She decided to change her diet and eliminated gluten and dairy. The results were astounding – her digestion improved, she stopped getting sick, and her overall health took a positive turn. Nicole's transformation highlights the power of holistic wellness and the potential for incredible change when we nourish our bodies with the right foods. 

Understanding Terrain Theory: During their conversation, Nicole introduces the concept of terrain theory, which challenges the traditional germ theory. According to terrain theory, getting sick is not solely due to exposure to germs but rather an imbalance in our bodies caused by various factors such as diet, environment, and personal care. Terrain theory suggests that viruses play a role in communicating with our DNA, helping it adapt to the environment. Nicole emphasizes that terrain theory holds profound implications for taking charge of our health and making getting sick optional. 

Listening to Our Bodies: One of the key takeaways from the conversation is the importance of listening to our bodies. Nicole explains that chronic mucus, frequent colds, and congestion are warning signs from our immune system that our bodies are experiencing inflammation and imbalance. Our bodies communicate with us through various signals, even if they may seem unpleasant or uncomfortable. By paying attention and addressing the root causes of these warning signs, we have an opportunity to prevent disease and restore balance. 

Taking Control of Our Health: Nicole reminds us that our health journey begins with diet. Making mindful choices about what we eat and gradually swapping out processed foods for healthier alternatives is a great starting point. Additionally, finding a healthcare provider who aligns with our values and supports a holistic approach to healing can be invaluable. Nicole is passionate about helping others identify their food triggers, heal their guts, and find a balance between enjoying life and maintaining their health. 

The Empowerment of Personalized Wellness: Throughout the conversation, Nicole's personal experiences and journey serve as a reminder that we are not defined by our family history or genetics. We have the power to change our health outcomes by making conscious choices and listening to our bodies. Personalized wellness is about finding what works best for us and taking control of our own well-being. 

This episode provides a glimpse into the transformative power of holistic wellness. By healing her gut and adopting a holistic approach to her health, Nicole was able to overcome chronic illnesses and find true balance. The concept of terrain theory encourages us to be proactive in our health journey, paying attention to warning signs and taking steps to restore balance. Remember, your journey to holistic health is unique to you. Start small, listen to your body, and embrace the empowering and transformative path towards vibrant well-being.

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