BFC Lecture: Anxiety: Remedies For Relaxation 02 07 19

All right I am Dr. Tera Pfarr I am a
chiropractor at Brown Family Chiropractic and we are excited to start
our lecture series off this year dr. Rudy Byron of Byron Health and Healing
is joining me tonight for anxiety remedies for relaxation so this is our
first lecture in this location in our own clinic so we’re just really excited
that I don’t that drive somewhere in the sucky cold weather to another location
release series so it’s kind of fun just to hop on back here and have it all in
one place so that’s super awesome little things I want to touch on before we
start this is a free lecture for anybody who wants to come you free community
lectures this is funded and hosted by a non-profit I started called healthy
spines initiative of Wisconsin where we’re doing community health outreaches
and providing chiropractic screen and chiropractic care for low income or
people who can’t afford it so if you can donate it all I do have a donation
bucket over there and a little bit more information about my nonprofit you can
also visit my website www.patinsproject.com a 10 do shallow
breathe get stressed and you could see the shoulders rise in and so throughout
the day and as I’m working in my stressful busy day I’ve had today and or
if a patient comes in frazzled they’re late you know I’ve just got stuck at a
train take a breath breathe in through your nose out through
your mouth fill those lungs because it’s amazing
with just oxygenating your body can do for your mind body and spirit so as we
know our breath is very much tied to how we feel and so if we feel stressed we
will notice that our breath becomes very shallow we notice and if we notice we
are feeling nice and relaxed we breathe like a sleeping baby
that kind of billowy puffy breath through our abdomen right you’ve seen
those babies sleep and their abdomens rise and fall so again just take a
moment center yourself and get a sense of if you are in this relaxed state or
not and if you are not relaxed a little bit more take some big deep breaths
because as you try to understand this information we’re about to discuss
tonight into your knowledge base the more relaxed you are and the more you
incorporate deep breathing the more it will integrate into your memory so as we
before we talk about stress and anxiety the goal is to be relaxed and understand
a better way to deal with it because we know that stress if unchecked
for long periods of time can cause significant contributions to your
symptoms in your conditions now there’s a whole host of issues and us as primary
care physicians see it every day so many of them can be reduced or possibly
reversed if we can get proper management of that stress factor so what is stress
we throw around that word all the time of what does it really mean with dr.
hans selye a that defined it as the nonspecific response of the body to any
demand for change now the first thing to understand that it says it is a non
specific response which means that is not the same thing that happens every
single time you get stressed for all kinds of stress and that action can
happen whenever your body perceives a demand for change so you might be
thinking hmmm this is still hard for me to grasp
my goal is to make sure that this is not a stressful lecture for you guys so
let’s look at this definition in another way when your body has to respond to a
demand for change meaning whenever you feel that there’s a need for change your
body has to go through some sort of stress effect and you might be feeling a
little overwhelmed right now because as we look at this definition you might
think my goodness isn’t life all about change so is it that I’m doomed to be
stressed all the time because I’m always going to be demanded for change of
something whether it is for my boss my job my spouse my children my finances
they always require change constantly through life but please have hope there
are solutions that we’re going to talk about today so the first thing I want to
explore with you is for you to understand that it’s not just one type
of stress that stress as we use it can mean dis dis stress and distress is
something negative right so if you have a negative feeling about a situation or
let’s say you didn’t get that job or that you feel physically bad these are
all types of dis stress in the body but equally stressful even though we don’t
talk about it that way is the demand for change for something good in your life
so think about getting that job think about the stress and anxiety of that
trends transition and making sure you’re performing on that new position and even
though you’re excited to get that promotion there’s still some demand for
change that your body has to meet to get to that next level of that change so
remember those two categories so whenever you’re in a situation you
always have to wonder how is that person perceiving that stressful situation so
I’m cluing you in on this big factor that you have and the power that you
have behind this perception of stress now we look at that definition and you
see it’s really about that demand for change right on the body or our
expectation because most of the time when we are stressing
it is some sort of expectation or worried that we are boiling around in
our brains and our minds or in our hearts that caused the physical symptoms
right I’ve been through Medical School I’ve had the stress of getting through
board exams and examinations my gut feels it my body feels it my immune
system feels it right how many of you have gone through a stressful period of
time just to finish so you could go on vacation and then you get sick right so
that shows that there’s the stress connection mind-body connection with our
perception of stress and how we handle in their body so you see you have the
ability to really control your world based on how you see that world if you
as you know it see the world as metaphorically the half glass half glass
empty then that demand for change will increase quite a bit if you’re always
just melancholia today is gonna be awful you know that
demand for stress on the body is going to be exponential but for those people
who have acceptance and compassion they will find that they don’t need that
demand for change that they will live and they will give but they don’t always
expect something so you you will find that that the number of expectations you
have likely relate to the amount of stress you have in your life so this
does not mean to lower your expectations or your standards that’s not what I mean
at all but I want you to continue to go for your best in life but you have to
have the expectation that it’s always going to work out for me
we know that it doesn’t always do that right so having that acceptance that
okay this is a situation I’m in this is all I can do about it how can we move on
and move forward from this situation and that can help reduce the stress impact
on the physical body so we’ve found that the way you see the world is really how
you’re going to feel have you ever been around those people that just everything
is awful and then you can just feel that energy that they have they see the world
it’s against them right and we don’t want to feel that way so that’s what
we’re gonna discuss today and the way you see that world and how you feel will
return well determine the body’s demand for those changes so incorporating
things like tolerance acceptance and compassion all these things reduce your
expectations and help reduce the suffering related to those expectations
that didn’t pan out the way you’ve thought so let me give you a little
example of this let’s imagine a scenario when you’re sitting on a plane
my mom’s in Costa Rica right now I sure wish I was in Costa Rica right now so
this I I fly quite frequently I like to travel but imagine you’re on a plane at
night and I love being on a plane at night especially when you’re passing
over the lights of the city you can adjust it a little bit if you need to
passing over the lights of the city and you see all those twinkling lights and
those little cars as you you drive and move and I think wow what a wonderful
world we live in and I get very enlightened experiencing and just
understanding my place within the universe when I’m flying over big cities
and seeing all the little life of below me now I find that very grounding I find
it very peaceful and I it kind of puts things into perspective for me and then
I look over at some of the people that are sitting around me and I might see a
young man gripping his arm dressed pantsing just you can see his whole body
is tense and you can know he’s thinking oh my gosh are we going to die right now
right and you can see it in his face his whole facial structure his body his
breath pattern show that he is in fear mode and he is looking at that same
beautiful scenery that I am seeing but he sees it completely different than I
do right and because he views it so differently he feels that differently
and then the body has asked for a demand for change for him and then it’s and
that is when he decides or uses to have that different response on
his body now we can choose how we perceive our stress more than we think
so let’s look at another example because because really the tragic or the
humorous is a matter of perspective right now I try to make a habit of
having some gratitude in my life every day I wake up before I put my feet on
this earth I say to myself for a few minutes what am i grateful for this has
been shown to be very very good for you so I encourage you guys to start
implementing this in your life so I might be grateful for my family my
husband my beautiful children but sometimes I’m just grateful for my warm
fuzzy blanket I’m rafting or the clean air and breathing or you know the coffee
that’s brewing in in the downstairs kitchen at that moment something like a
fuzzy carpet I get a walk on something that may not be huge or divine but
something that I’m just happy to have in my life in that moment and if I really
flood myself with all these positive thoughts then I decided I’m going to
start that day and I’m going to be happy because look I’m looking at all the
things I have to be grateful for in that moment then I step out of my bed I walk
towards the bathroom and I stub my big toe on the corner of the wall right and
in that moment I say well I stubbed my toe but you know what it’s not a big
deal I have so many other things to be grateful for so let’s move on with my
day and be happy and it kind of just happens like that right now I’m going to
describe another scenario for you that’s very common in my life as well because
I’m not perfect but when I look at the world as something of a threat like what
is gonna happen that day or what do I have to get done that day or oh my
goodness there are so many things I have to do and so little time so those kinds
of morning’s that I wake up to the alarm screaming at me and suddenly this list
of things goes off in my brain and that all the things I need to accomplish that
day kind of like this morning when I woke up to do this whole lecture and
then I would to feel get all those feelings that of
things I haven’t done and need to do where do I need to go and get the kids
ready for school and then I get into this fear state right and when I get
into this fear state I pop out of my bed I jumped towards the bathroom because
I’m already running late and I stub my toe on the wall and then I feel like the
world is against me and I’m gonna have a bad day and I have all these things to
accomplish and this is just the last thing I need to start my day off with
right so you can see how how you are feeling can be translated in your your
emotions and how you act for that day it’s almost like my emotions leading up
to that moment fed into me reacting to that stubbed toe and so you really do
have that power to change so many things in your life by changing your perception
just clouding your minds with positive thoughts so you see the world a little
differently as opposed to flooding it with those negative thoughts so now
let’s talk a little bit more about the science and what kind of happens in the
body because we do understand that there’s a connection in the way we
behave and to the way that our body behaves so in our body there’s this
gland that sits right above the kidney it’s about a walnut size plant called
your adrenal glands does anybody heard of your adrenal gland some of my
patients do yeah we’ve talked about it so your adrenal glands have two parts
the outer shell and the inner core now the outer shell secretes or releases two
key hormones that I want to talk about cortisol and DHEA and the inner core
releases two that you may know about already norepinephrine and epinephrine
you guys heard of those terms now you might have heard them like the muse of
the world of adrenaline have you heard of the adrenaline rush and remember the
base of that word is a dream adrenaline adrenal so adrenaline or the
adrenal glands activate when your body perceives any sort of stress so
historically it was a tiger right we always talk about this tiger situation
you see that Tiger your eyes see the tiger your brain perceives that tiger it
says oh no there is fear I have fear for potential danger I must change my
situation to get myself out of that situation and it sends a signal so my
brain and eyes perceive this it’s a signal down to the adrenal glands and
the adrenal glands and start to release these hormones of survival in order to
set aside the caste cascade of everything else we must survive this
moment right when the adrenals is not overly activated from Krissie of stress
the adrenal has a chance to function normally every single day like we have
them they’re not overly used hopefully so it does not put out excess levels of
these hormones and we can live a long normal functioning life so remember that
your body is designed to handle a certain amount of stress in those
situations but if it’s overwhelmed constantly with this stress these
adrenal systems we have the ability to create this dysfunction in the body with
the adrenal glands and it is normal to have stress in our lives that’s why
they’re there that’s why we have these glands but the goal is not to have
unnecessary stress so cortisol being a stress hormone is actually coming out to
protect you it does this because it perceives that you must need something
for the danger that you’re receiving so it increases does anybody know what
cortisol increases sugar and fat because it assumes you need energy to run from
that Tiger okay it puts you in rescue mode and it works with that adrenaline
to make sure that you can run and fight and survive that tiger it also tries to
soothe the body in a certain way because it knows that if it kicks up at this
storm in your body to fight the tiger or do what it need to do it has a bit
ability to calm you down as well it directs the immune system and it
actually directs all other hormones in the body it takes over because the body
has decided when your brain perceives that stress it sees everything else
needs to change to adjust to that perceived danger now the opposites for
the counterbalance to this cortisol is DHEA have any of you heard
of that Samiha now DJ is another hormone that is
released by the outer cortex of the adrenal glands and it is what helps
counterbalance that cortisol so cortisol that stressor spots DHEA we kind of call
the anti stress so remember cortisol comes out whenever this stress arises
and remember it could be that good stress of got that job you know or I’m
gonna have to work harder to demand for that promotion or could it be a bad
stress or any demand for a change in our normal routine no DHEA once the cortisol
comes out helps to counter that effect so it is that anti stress hormone and
actually it’s linked to anti aging um so you can look at the levels of DHEA and
the higher the numbers the better you can think of it as they haven’t been
used up trying to counterbalance the cortisol that’s been released constantly
and because the cortisol hasn’t come out constantly there hasn’t been a ton of
perceived stress so it tends to be a calming type of hormone now bit of
caution I don’t want you all to say Oh DHEA is wonderful let me go to a health
food store to start taking a ton of DHEA because it has anti-aging benefits it
doesn’t work out that way we have to make sure and respect the body it has a
certain balance that we want to achieve and we all know that more something is
not always better right so you always want to make sure that you take a look
at these with a qualified health care professional to see if having DHEA
supplementation is right for you now we are constantly bombarded with things
like poor sleep in this country noise pollution air pollution diet the
standard American diet or the diet we call it anger sadness poor
social relationship Facebook Likes someone didn’t like my facebook you know
post or whatever nutritional deficiencies worry all these things
whether they are physical or emotional bombard us and the barn bombard our
reserves for that demand for change and you can see so much of your control has
to do with your brain and proceed the perception of that stress and how it
sees things differently so that your adrenal glands have that chance to rest
sometime so this is what we’re gonna talk about how we perceive that stress
depicts whether that brain signals those adrenal glands or not because we see
what happens when we activate those adrenal glands all the time you know we
live in a culture of go go go we don’t take vacations in America like Europe
takes a month off every year you know so our level of stress is completely
different than it was 100 to 200 years ago they didn’t have all this pesticides
they spray on the food the air pollutants the 40-hour work weeks you
know they were out in nature more connecting with the earth and it’s not
just what we think in terms of burning out but let’s look at some specific
things when your brain commands your adrenals and your adrenal remembers the
conductor of all these other functions in the body as long as your body is
communicating well it tells your brain okay this is what we decided based on
what you think now this is what happens when your dream of lands get activated
too often remember we said that it increases which ones oh well but what
sugar and fat okay so it increases blood sugar but it also can break down muscle
for glutamine now glutamine is important for lining repair so it’s trying to I
mean this is a survival mode it’s trying to help you with what it anticipates you
will need in that state of stress and remember it will increase body fat in
case you need some storage in case you haven’t eaten in a few days
because back then it used to be a stress response to starvation in case you
haven’t so it is anticipating that maybe you need that extra fuel for your system
to survive those few days if you got caught by that tiger and someone’s
looking at it for you for a few days it gives you everything you need to get to
that survival mode until you can rest so you may have some extra body fat if
you’re constantly in a state of stress and this is one of the reason why it’s
so hard for people to lose weight when they’re constantly in the state of
stress and then also breaks down bone for calcium now let’s look at this even
more I want to see what else happens when we’re just constantly in this state
of adrenaline rush and go go go well if you keep stressing if you keep thinking
you need change more help is on the way your adrenals will keep giving you what
you asked for constantly they’re constantly on which is what we see all
the time in our practice so it reduces your thyroid function it reduces your
antibody production these are like secret weapons in your immune system
that help fight infection so it will reduce your overall immunity
especially in your guts I love talking about the gut we should do a gut
classroom your gut is so important to your whole immune system and your whole
and moon’ system starts to weaken and we’ve seen autoimmune diseases very
prevalent especially in the Midwest so let’s see how those changes affect you
for instance if you have prolonged storage of fat because your adrenals are
always on you can see how that will cause weight issues that we have in our
country right now we can’t deny that right how about blood
sugar imbalances at the adrenal glands cause when it’s constantly activated
blood sugar goes up this can explain why we have diabetes and metabolic syndrome
and is on the rise in our country how about the loss of muscle and the under
active thyroid that explains weight gain but it also explains how we age much
quicker now we injure must easier and we have less longevity less good years of
life my philosophy I said up right today my goal in life is to live long
and die short in our country right now I’m seeing it constantly we are living
short and dying long because of all of the chronic issues we’re dealing with
with our health and wellness and cancer used to be a disease of seniors and
we’re starting to see that wearing down our bodies even earlier now we talked
about the loss of bone and how that explains earlier bone diseases we’re
seeing and then we all know that when we deplete our immune system from stress we
get sicker easier so you can see how this all works back and forth when your
body helped but when you’re buying health is better that helps your brain
health and your adrenal health but if your brain health is better and your
perception of stress is better then that helps your adrenal glands and can help
your overall body so it’s very simple when you think about this to start
implementing this in your life today before you leave here we could be all
stressed about the ice storm that’s probably coming but we could just take a
breath break do the style take a deep breath know that if we drive slowly and
carefully we can a better chance of getting home safely tonight right so
what else can we do besides start to change this mindset of how we perceive
stress sleep is very important sleeping seven to nine hours of night
and practice relaxation techniques turn off the computers turn off the TV that’s
over stimulating you know for you’re watching a scary movie that’s already
sending you in the state of adrenaline rush you know I tried to read a book for
20 minutes before I go to bed just to kind calm my mind to calm my body and
prepare me for that sleep and usually I get to a pager I can’t even read anymore
so I got to go to bed anyway anyways try to write down things and make a to-do
list if you’re worried that you won’t remember something I mean I’ve woken up
in the middle of the night and like oh my god do that tomorrow right this I got
it email that person you know so start to write it down create checklists so
you’re not constantly trying to keep it in your brain and on that constant state
of stress and remember that food is information for your
rina blends and this is really and it’s so it’s really smart to eat breakfast
and not those were fine foods like processed bagels and cereals and
doughnuts but and those are not the ideal breakfast because they’re gonna
spike your blood sugar and then your adrenals are going to respond right but
they really work those those kind of Penta feeds really work your adrenal
glands unnecessarily so eat more fruits and vegetables and eat less sweets and
sugary drinks how about eating protein with each meal to help regulate your
blood sugar a little bit more we want to limit caffeine and alcohol again because
you tend to those tend to act as stimulants in the body and tend to
overwork the adrenal glands and last but not least eat good fats yes I’m telling
you to eat fat things like salmon fats from nuts and seeds avocados and try to
avoid things like fried foods tomorrow’s Friday do not go to Friday night fish
fry and all those bad fats you can read labels if it says trans fats not good
and remember how you think and how you and feel absolutely determines how your
adrenal glands behave long-term so think about how adjusting how you perceive
that world so you can be in that same world but start seeing things
differently remember I’m hoping that not that you’re
not only incorporating that deep breathing techniques to help your
drina’s in your brain by not seeing such a stressful state in the world but
you’re actively incorporating daily eye things to find peace with yourself and
in this world whether you’re doing it through tolerance and acceptance and
compassion and and to end this I’d like for my portion and I like to quote the
words of a very relaxed man who lived the wonderful age of 100 George Burns
he’s a comedian anybody know him he said if you ask what
the single most important key to longevity I would have to say is
avoiding worry stress and tension and if you didn’t ask me I’d still have to say
it so he understood that a big part of this health was just happy
a different perspective so I hope that you have the ability to look at your
life make those stressors turn it to potential stressors and then no
stressors because you have a different way of looking at the world look at it
look at the way you sleep the way you move the way you manage your stress and
a way to help yourself with your condition or symptoms long-term thank
you I’m gonna hand this over to dr. Byron he’s gonna get into the
nitty-gritty I had the fun card of just some fun stuff we get to talk about so
come on up hello again everyone I am dr. Rudy Byron and I’m the position here at
byron health and healing center it’s an integrated medical practice it’s a lot
of fun I’ve been practicing integrative
medicine now for about six years prior to that practiced as a traditional
physician for about twelve years and our talked to my of course is centered
around anxiety anxiety as you know is a very common symptom in our society it’s
extremely common it’s one of the most common symptoms that I see in my
practice so this discussion is very much necessary for us as a matter of fact we
off we have a huddle myself dr. Brown and dr. Farr huddle up at the beginning
of the year to discuss what we’re going to talk about and primarily those those
discussions or the subjects I should say stem from what our patients come in with
and and anxiety was literally the first subject that we thought of that that we
would agree upon to talk about first because in fact it’s probably the most
common symptom that exists I would say that’s number one and number two is
probably coughing colds right among among many other things of course in our
practices so anxiety is front and center for everyone in this room and in our
society well anxiety dr. Park talked a bit about the definition
xiety essentially anxiety is a mood disorder that is a is a response to
something our body is responding to something so it’s important for us to
listen what is our with our body responding to when we are driving a car
and the engine light comes on how many people ignore it right we’re not
supposed to ignore that we don’t just put tape over the warning light for the
engine in the car and keep driving we actually stop looking listen write
saying do I hear any noise or sounds under the under the hood are the brakes
working as a car starting right don’t have enough gas etc anxiety is real it’s
our body’s way of speaking to us there are books written about love languages
right the love language well what how does our body speak to us it speaks to
us through our senses and our feelings it’s important for us to pay attention
to those our body is always right it will never guide us in the wrong
direction we may not want to listen to it but we should definitely pay
attention the this talk tonight really this presentation is really about the
quote unquote human perspective on this on this subject mood disorders of course
such as anxiety have a direct impact on our behavior it causes us to feel
impulsive causes us to feel scared as dr. dr. farm mentioned earlier it
affects our gut right when we’re when we’re anxious our body could care less
about digesting our food in fact we typically cannot digest our food right
and walk around with the not type feeling in our stomach no thanks for
that that meal I’m gonna pass on that it affects our cognition our brain function
and many of us will come to the doctor and say Oh dr. Byron I’m having brain
fog right say I can’t concentrate so anxiety is literally front and center
for us once again it’s an extremely common
complaint in the office when we talk about the human perspective fear of
anxiety let’s look at look at this from the perspective of our physical being
the physical human being there are particular glands and organs that
express anxiety very well and are kind of the chiefs of the of the expression
of anxiety for us the Chiefs to make sure that warning light is lit for us on
our quote-unquote human dashboard and what are those organs and glands well
we’re gonna we’re going to choose just a couple tonight the first organ is act
firstly we will talk about a gland special gland that has a very important
role with respect to anxiety that gland is the thyroid gland the thyroid gland
is called the gland of our emotions and when we talk about emotions we’re
talking about e – motion everybody said with me E
– motion that’s energy in motion energy in motion our bodies are in part
electrical beings we’re wearing part electrical beings therefore we need
energy we need electricity if the voltage is low in our bodies our body
will sound the alarm the engine light will come on if our body has too much
voltage if there’s a power surge again the engine light will come on and say ok
maybe we ought to go to the car dealer and have them take a take a look at this
the thyroid gland the thyroid gland is a gland that’s located in our neck and it
looks like a butterfly right flies like a butterfly stings like a bee right
butterfly when the butterflies flapping its wings just right that butterfly is
gracefully moving throughout its environment the butterfly is very slow
and sluggish we might say that butterfly is sick a butterfly when it has a slow
motion that’s indicative of quote-unquote high ball thyroidism
luggage thyroid low-voltage not enough thyroid electricity electrical energy
thyroid hormone electrical energy being transmitted throughout the body the body
will then say hey we don’t like this feeling that’s like the car not having
enough voltage the car is gonna not it’s gonna shake a little bit not enough
electricity what do we do we press on the gas pedal a little bit you know
let’s give it some more gas right our body is sending us a signal our body
will say oh I’m anxious I’m anxious some why am i anxious perhaps it’s because I
don’t have enough energy by ROI gland again looks like what again a
butterflies located in our neck there there a special butterfly called the
monarch butterfly correct monarch butterfly I mean people know about
monarch butterflies there are large butterflies very very beautiful I mean
people know they’re in the midst of potentially becoming extinct they’re
potentially becoming extinct why anybody know that’s the pesticides that’s
exactly right they’re they they live their environment
their primary environment is the milkweed tree the milk question say tree
but the milkweed and milkweed is dying wise milkweed dying because of chemicals
pesticides harmful pesticides and chemicals that are unfortunately
affecting the monarch butterflies environment living environment well
again our thyroid gland is what do we say the gland of our emotions it looks
just like a butterfly and in fact it is susceptible to harmful chemicals why our
thyroid gland is a reservoir of electricity
it holds electricity it stores electricity here that means it has a
highly negative charged negative in this term means positive okay like negative
means good I should say so it holds a lot of electricity here negative charge
attracts what kind of charge positive negative charge attracts positive
charges 99% of these toxins pesticides herbicides
environmental toxins toxic heavy metals etc are positively charged that’s why if
we get exposed to radiation what’s the first land to go the thyroid gland right
because the thyroid gland is literally absorbing these toxins and if I Roy
gland absorbs these toxins that sends us a signal it’s not going to just sit back
and take it it’s going to send us a signal our voltage will go down and the
dashboard light comes on says hey I’m anxious something’s wrong you better I’m
I don’t feel good I can’t sleep I can’t eat I start gaining weight because I’m
not I don’t have enough energy in motion throughout the body got it
so my emotions become affected understood the there is a particular
organ that is the chief of our emotions there’s a particular organ that is the
chief of our emotions we talked about a gland that is the chief of our emotions
there’s an organ the corollary organ that plays that role in the body anybody
know what that organ is want to take a guess the I didn’t either that the brain
very good guess however and the organ is the liver the organ is the liver I’m
surprising the ones that the heart right emotions energy in motion but guess what
the livers job is to protect the heart this is primary chief job to protect the
heart the liver the liver what’s the root word of liver that shouldn’t be too
hard say it together very good how do we know
we are alive how do we know we’re living because we sense that we have a life
we’re breathing we can touch feel understood
we sense we have these senses that we are in fact limbering okay we’re living
we have that sense we have sensations the liver literally has it’s all
finale and it will speak to us it will say hey this is what’s going on that’s
what’s going on deliver what’s special about the liver the liver is a reservoir
for especially our negative emotions it holds positive emotions too but it’s
especially important to know that it’s the seat of our negative emotions so
some of those negative emotions that dr. Farr mentioned such as fear worry
impulsivity phobias they get stored in the liver the liver will hold them why
because the liver is the number-one organ of detoxification in the body and
it’s not just detoxifying physical substances it detoxifies and or stores
or holes negative emotions as well and that’s important to understand because
when we’re for example going through a quote-unquote detox detoxification many
of us would begin to feel things that we said oh my gosh where in the heck did
that come from I haven’t felt that in a long time where this headache this
headache is occurring what the heck is going on and and we may sometimes get
angry be short-tempered with people feel irritable etc that’s because the liver
is releasing a lot of these negative emotions as we undergo what we think is
a physical detox to clean us out when the liver gets exposed to quote-unquote
toxins and or and or emotional negative energy the liver will do its best it’s
going to do its best to either detoxify it if they can or if the liver gets
tired because we’ve been eating too much junk in the trunk
liver says I’ve had enough liver has the best friend his best friend is exactly
what dr. Tara told you it was and that liver delivers best friend is the
adrenal glands the adrenal glands so when the liver is struggling
we’re exposed to really significant stressors and Liber stick sends out a
signal for anxiety says hey you get you know get dr. pyar an anxious about this
situation there’s a saber-toothed tiger chasing him you shouldn’t just be up
here chillin right eating bonbons get him stressed get him moving okay
the liver will then call upon his buddy the adrenal glands and the adrenal
glands will send adrenal in to the liver to stop up any of that extra stress that
the liver couldn’t handle why why would the liver do that why would the liver
call upon help from the adrenal glands to send adrenaline in that scenario
because we have to protect the heart and the brain from junk in the trunk the
body will do any and everything it can to support us to keep us going to keep
us alive so that we can fulfill the purposes for which we are presently here
on this planet so it’s important to understand that these organs are working
and tandem these organs and glands are working in tandem to try to keep us
healthy to keep our heart functioning fully and they will continue to send
signals to us to say hey something’s up what are some of these quote unquote
toxins that can have a direct impact on the liver liver gets tired because it’s
constantly detoxifying right besides has to detoxify food environmental toxins
household cleaning agents you know air poor air rock driving behind a semi
diesel truck that’s spewing out you know it’s black smoke so one of the most
common toxins that I see in the office extremely common that has a direct
impact on anxiety is copper toxicity that is an excessive amount high amount
of copper most people have never heard of that before how many people have
heard of copper toxicity very good about half the half the hands came up in this
room that is that is by far and away one of the most
reasons I see for anxiety in my office what what’s the deal with copper copper
is a mineral it’s a metal that is that comes from the earth our body needs
copper to utilize for the conduction of electricity just like we have copper
wire coming out of these electrical ports copper wire is conducting
electricity to our electronic devices giving us power correct our body uses
copper in the same way to conduct energy again conducting energy because we need
that copper is stored where and uh liver again the all-important liver if for
many reasons we get too much copper stored in the body and there are many
reasons for that if we get too much copper stored in the body that copper
will leak out either our body says hey you got to go so we’re going to try to
detox it out copper typically goes out through our bowels in the urine and or
hair or skin if our body is not able to detoxify very well because we’re under
quote-unquote stress then the body shuts down the process of detoxification and
causes that copper to go deep it will dive deep into tissues and it will stay
there but does our body like extra copper floating around no if we put
extra copper in that core that goes to our electronic devices such as our cool
iPads and iPhones what happens to that computer or that fall when we turn it on
with extra copper wire and then it blows up right it’ll short-circuit that’s
exactly what it does in our bodies it goes to special tissues and special
organs and literally blows them up copper is a conductor of what
electricity so it likes highly electrical places in the body
specifically places like the brain the guts among many other places including
female organs which we’re not going to talk about today we’ll save that for
another lecture the the point here is that copper is feminine copper
is a feminine mineral our females more emotional than men yes so a woman will
come in and say dr. Byron I don’t know what’s going on but this PMS my husband
just says you know I gotta I gotta go see somebody so I’m coming to see you
dr. B anxiety nervousness copper is stimulating too much electrical power
surge going to the emotional centers of the body boom
people blow up men and women by the way I mean it just pick on our ladies so
copper toxicity is a major major source that most people are not familiar with
it’s very common and very easily treated and addressed the author of toxins all
the toxins remember where is copper stored again deliver which means we
really must take care of our what delivering if you are anxious if you’re
anxious where you know somebody who’s anxious think number one is deliver
focus on the liver speak to the liver the liver has a mind all it’s long it
talks to you all the time talk back to it say liver I love you thank you so
much liver for for assisting me to live my best life and the liver will
appreciate you for it’s gonna work harder give the liver what it once it
needs love and we’re gonna talk about some of those things at the end in
addition other toxins that caused the liver to have to work hard ultimately
let leading to significant symptoms of anxiety mercury high on the list very
very high on the list when we look at professionals that have a high
depression rate and a high suicide rate what’s the number one profession
dentistry why because they make dental amalgams out of mercury right it’s a
large portion of the dental amalgam dental fillings were referring to
mercury is a major major toxin people do not know that it’s extremely
common everybody in this room has a significant amount of mercury again
we’re as much of that mercury sitting in our livers in our livers and there was
someone in there in the crowd here a large 50,000 seating arena without a
doubt liver I’m the mercury uh in the teeth and
she’s exactly right yes it’s in the teeth and the dental fillings among many
other places and there are many many many ways to get exposed to mercury
remember the old felt hats right the old felt hats
back in the day 1800s oh you guys don’t remember that come on belt hats oh these
hats they used to wear they may you know they have the brim on them they made
them with a lining specifically that led to those people going mad and they
called them Mad Hatter’s and they were Mad Hatter’s because there was mercury
lining those hats bells quote-unquote brims and it led them to go crazy they
became significant English that they developed significant anxiety depression
among other things the Mad Hatter’s the liver is extremely important there are
other there are other quote-unquote agents that have an impact on the liver
leading to substantial anxiety that most people are not familiar with and that
would be infectious agents infectious agents such as viruses which virus
absolutely love the liver that’s his primary home and it’s in just about
everybody liver here that agent is epstein-barr virus epstein-barr virus
everybody’s been exposed everybody has it and if our immune systems are strong
enough then we’re good we can suppress it however epstein-barr is just sitting
there waiting in the cut for a stressful situation to occur and it will start
wreaking havoc and the liver must keep it in check the liver must keep it in
check if the liver doesn’t can’t keep it in check what will deliver do it will
call upon his buddy adrenalin to come and stop it up slap it around a little
bit if there’s if dreidel glams a week because we’ve been
chronically stressed for a long time the liver says okay
gonna increase fat the livers just gonna get develop more fat around it called
fatty liver okay and why would it why would the liver develop fat why would
why would that why would that occur because as dr. Tara said one of fats
function is to store toxins so the liver gets fat it says okay I’m just gonna put
this EBV epstein-barr virus here I’m gonna throw some mercury in there I’m
gonna throw some dioxin in there I’m gonna throw some copper in there okay
looks good livers like hey I’m all I’m all out of what I can do here can’t
continue to detoxify this is this guys over here drinking too much this guy’s
this guy’s this guy has too much debt this guy is working you know eight and
eighty hours a week right so now our body’s been telling us
because we’re anxious our body’s been telling us hey slow down get some rest
get out of that day do you understand but it’s dead we’re like nope gotta go
gotta go gotta go gotta go so it’s very very important if you don’t take care of
your liver what happens it shrinks it gets bad and it shrinks and then there’s
a rat and we said the live heard what’s the what’s the root word of liver to
live if the liver is not functioning then we all know what happens it’s a rat
the liver holds our negative emotions as we talked about earlier remember when
the liver says all right I quit I’m done and the patients struggling and they’re
blessed enough to get a liver transplant what happens what happens every single
patient with the liver transplant has some aspect of their personality change
every single one of them has an aspect of their personality that changes why
because those emotions from that other liver gets transferred to the new person
do you understand the importance the need to make sure that we’re doing these
things that dr. Tara mentioned resting meditation live in a clean lifestyle
it’s extremely important it otherwise our body is telling us that anxiety do
not ignore it do not ignore the engine life is one of the most common symptoms
that exist in any of our doctors offices there’s a condition when the liver says
I’m done there’s a condition everyone if you have a pen otherwise put it to
memory there’s a condition called Nash in a sh Nash and you’ll have to write
this down because it’s a scientific term Nash is an acronym for non state oh I’m
sorry non-alcoholic steatohepatitis non-alcoholic stay at OU ste ATO
hepatitis so right away we see itís in there for the liver right so
inflammation of the liver inflammation of the liver what a stay at amine fatty
fatty liver right away non-alcoholic means what is not from drinking alcohol
30 million people have that condition most don’t know ninety percent of them
don’t know thirty million people I didn’t say three hundred I didn’t say
three thousand I didn’t say three hundred thousand said thirty million that is that is a condition that leads
to end-stage liver disease in stage liver disease means that quiz okay when
we talk about anxiety anxiety is an early sign that the liver is under
stress or duress pay attention to anxiety and seek the root cause do not
just put tape over the engine warning light putting tape over the engine
warning light is like saying here let me pull out my prescription pad
and take this xanax sometimes we need there’s an X don’t get me wrong
sometimes you need that but if you stop there
eventually the engine will fail because it was not attended to medication we
need sometimes I don’t get me wrong remember I’m an MD I pull out the
prescription pad occasionally because sometimes people need the support so
don’t get me wrong but some of that medication is very dangerous some of
that tape you put over and you can’t see the engine light and this take that
completely covers that red light and you just kind of ignore it person will get
hooked on it they’re like I’m depending on this on this car to get me to work
and I’m just going to keep going and ignore this this engine light and a
person will get hooked on their medication right they get hooked on the
medication now let’s go to Part B anxiety Part B they get hooked on
medication such as xanax etc I was the medical director of a behavioral health
clinic for several years for two years actually three four three years these
patients were hooked on medications like xanax for example or clonazepam etc they
were out there partying with it or abusing it and they would end up being
forced to come to the clinic for many other reasons whether it was because
they they had to do it to keep their job or or the judicial system got in the way
they said hey you better do this or jail time etc so now as a physician I
couldn’t prescribe that medication so what did I prescribe what would
physicians do in that scenario okay use alternative medications for anxiety
again all we’re doing is putting a patch putting a patch on giving them a patch
correct putting them but you got to do something because they’re seriously
anxious cannot function it adversely affects activities of daily living what
would we do we’ve one of the options we have is to give them an antihistamine
give them an antihistamine medication what does histamine have to do with
anxiety anybody know what does histamine have to do with anxiety what do we know
about histamine during the elbows seasons spring and fall you may
see many people doing what coughing sniffing sneezing from what seasonal
allergy seasonal allergies what happens to histamine during that time histamine
increases during that time and we say oh you just take what what do you take an
anti histamine what what’s anti which had asked me what tip people typically
take benadryl right among others okay histamine and we just say yeah we
just kind of go with the flow take an antihistamine and don’t really think
what is histamine okay histamine is a neurotransmitter neuro nerve transmitter
messenger so it’s a messenger for our nervous system histamine is a
neurotransmitter it is a messenger for our nervous system so if histamine goes
up what happens the nervous system what happens to the nervous system it gets
stimulated it’s a stimulator for our nervous system
if histamine goes up really high what happens it gets really stimulated a
person will get super anxious as a matter of fact they can get paranoid
okay when you take benadryl how do you feel you feel super awake or or you feel
what drowsy so what does it do calm you down you get that histamine down and
calms you down now what is the classic symptom of somebody who has allergy
symptoms it’s a classic symptom classic nasal correct
and what about nasal would it be more descriptive nasal what nasal drip nasal
drainage what we call that mucus runny nose mucus right so when histamine goes
up it does what – mucus it increases mucus right it increases mucus what does
that have to do with anything what does it have to do with anything
it increases mucus if I spill a bottle of ketchup
on a white pristine marble floor I need to clean that up okay I’m clumsy I need
to clean up that ketchup I just build on this white marble floor first thing I’m
going to do is get a mop and I’m gonna do what with the mop wedeck’s I’m gonna
wet them up that’s mucus your wedding something okay
your wedding something number two if I clean that wet if I use that wet mop
alone to clean the ketchup on the white christine floor will it fully clean that
floor no everybody said knowing they’re 100 percent correct what do you need to
add to the mop you can’t add right a cleanser correct you have to add a
cleanser to clean that up when mucus drift down in your mouth and
don’t tell me it’s never dripped down in your mouth and you’ve never tasted it
drip down in your mouth what does it taste like to taste salty taste salty
why would the body use histamine to increase mucus and add some salt to it
remember we’re 70% saltwater we’re seventy percent saltwater so the body
will fall upon our own natural salt add some mucus to it to clean junk in the
trunk to clean toxins to detoxify if you have an allergy you’ve got a toxin if
we’re anxious the body will increase histamine to try to mop up the place
clean it up because we don’t have enough key nutrients and protectors to do the
job so the body has to revert to using mucus through histamine and histamine
our body’s trying to help us out but it’s going to use this histamine to
stimulate the nervous system which subsequently leads to what symptom
anxiety patient walks into office dr. Byron I’m so nervous I’ll know what to
do I can’t even sleep da da da da and you’re talking fast and there you know
fidgeting and and you’re talking about this that and the other all at the same
time how many times it happened in your right right five times a day that’s
exactly right and we wonder what’s going on we have to listen stop look and
listen to the body sit back and say what is in my environment what am I putting
in my body talk to the liver ask the liver to reveal what’s going on the
liver will talk to you it will reveal it I was eating gluten-free waffle in my
home couple years ago eating gluten-free waffle and I noticed that I shouldn’t
say I noticed I’m the first one awake in my house when the in the kitchen
preparing breakfast having a gluten-free waffle among other things of course I
have my cook veggies going everybody should know that I got veggies going to
so having my gluten-free waffle so I’m making the mix and I noticed actually I
didn’t notice my wife said hey she doesn’t call me dr. B at home but she
says hey dr. B you did you know you’re coughin in the morning and I’m a typical
guy what do I say of course not denied right I’m like no I’m not coughing what
are you talking about next morning oh my gosh she’s right I’m coffee so I noticed
that when I got near the waffle maker I would cough I there wouldn’t even be any
batter in the waffle maker but I would cough right there
now I could ignore that I could say oh I’m just there’s nothing but I’m very
perceptive I said something’s up something’s up with this waffle maker it
must be the waffle mix so it’s it looked at the waffle mix it’s organic gluten
free blah blah blah like hmm I can’t figure this out
so I call it upon one of my colleagues had one of my colleagues take a look and
she said oh dr. pyre come on why are you really here this is too easy
it was the buttermilk it was the buttermilk my body was very sensitive to
the buttermilk I was coffee okay so what did I do
get the gluten-free dairy-free version guess what I could enjoy my waffle my body was talking to me it was giving
me a signal specifically to say hey stop looking listen pay attention so that I
don’t keep asking my liver to do the work do you understand my liver had to
break down that buttermilk it was not happy said that’s enough enough enough
dr. Bui miss I’m gonna make you coffee okay and instead of just taking a cough
medicine or taking a quote-unquote supplement for it I look for the source
okay I didn’t just say okay here here we go let’s pitless let me take let me you
know yeah keep it moving keep it moving dr. B okay let’s transition to this
transition to what can we do what can we do about this anxiety so there’s a lot
of this talk about you know breathing well listening to our bodies working on
detoxification what can we do so there are lots of things lots of easy things
in my office I’d like to say press the easy button press the easy button what
are some easy things we can do dr. Tara mentioned several of those take deep
breaths slow down pay attention live a detoxification lifestyle you must always
be in the mode of eating cleanly having clean household environment paying
special attention to the music you’re listening to my daughter reminds me of
that all the time because I’m from the old school hip-hop era
it’s like Doc Byron got to turn the Dutchman’s coming dr. B pop it you got
to turn that off Mike come on now thank God for her cuz otherwise my liver would
be pissed many people asked me in the office I
probably get this question once every two to three days because anxiety is so
common and so prevalent they asked me what about CBD oil how many people have
heard of CBD oil right just about all the hands come up raise up in the room
and see if you know I was relatively new relatively new quote-unquote potential
healing remedy and one thing I’m going to say about that is that CBD oil
definitely has some benefits for anxiety definitely one of the ways that it works
is it works and by the way CBD oil for those of you
who may not know is in the in the u.s. at least is legal from the hemp plant so
it’s the plant that it’s a cousin of mayor of the marijuana plant that
specifically produces something called CBD oil
cannabidiol oil and that’s one tiny component of the many components
chemical or vital chemical plant components in that particular plant and
so CBD oil has been found to help regulate the body’s emotional responses
and it acts as an adaptogen so that’s adaptogenic effects which means that if
our body needs to be stimulated it’ll stimulate the emotions if the emotions
are heightened already and we’re coming to the doctor complaining of anxiety it
will calm them down so CBD oil has that kind of power it’s a it’s what I call a
smart plant or some people say a smart herb you really can’t mess it up but I
want to say a couple important things about CBD oil because many people are
using it without having a full understanding of some other aspects so
CBD oil one very important thing to know is that the hemp plant specifically is a
bio accumulator of toxins that’s what it does in nature it grabs onto toxins so
what most people don’t know is that CBD oil has a massive amount of
toxins already so if you’re going to embark upon using CBD oil you must be
assured that it has been tested and or purified from any toxins that’s
extremely important otherwise for examples in my office I’m not saying
this because I read it on somebody’s website on somebody’s blog I see it in
the office because I test for it so you’ll see SuperDuper high levels of
aluminum for example you’ll see massively high levels of cadmium and
there it is right there oh yeah yeah but no CBD oil for the last four years you
know that cadmium through the roof see video tobacco for example hemp plant
super-high and cadmium super-high and aluminum among other toxins remember in
nature that’s what it does in the soil you got a marijuana plant or a CBD or
I’m sorry hemp plant that’s what it does if bioaccumulation will it will
magnetically attract the toxins so that you can have good quality food around
that got it so do your homework on that do not just go for the okey doke just
take somebody’s random CBD oil supplement but it is I do want to say
that it is very good and it’s a it’s a reasonably good option when you’re using
a good product a couple of other things regarding beneficial ways to ways to
improve anxiety many people are familiar with some key nutrients key minerals
such as magnesium right magnesium is excellent magnesium magnesium has a
calming effect on the body so you make a muscle that’s calcium relax the muscle
that’s magnesium got it contract calcium relax magnesium for those of you who are
old enough you remember the old school commercial Calgon take me away right
that’s magnesia that’s magnesium doing this
work F some salt baths right very calming soothing that’s magnesium okay
so magnesium can be beneficial it’s not as precise as you think though some
people quite frankly after testing in my office is revealed that it’s not
magnesium they need they actually need cows and calcium actually has somewhat
of a calming effect as well but sometimes you just don’t know if you
don’t have but if you don’t know if you don’t have any testing available at
least try some magnesium typically it won’t hurt you in most cases and it’s
better and especially taking it at night before bedtime other things other things
some key key nutrients number one stress nutrient that in my office
ninety-eight percent of people are low but the data will tell you that eighty
percent of Americans are low I can tell you I’ve tested for the last six years
ninety-eight percent of people in fact I really want to say 99 percent cuz there
are only three people in the last six years we’ve had a normal level who
weren’t already supplementing and that is which which vitamin I’m sorry which
mineral zinc zinc that was good guess zinc zinc so for the most part that zinc
responds to stress it’s especially important for the adrenal glands it’s
especially important for the adrenal glands especially important for the
liver and then you ask glad you asked this question of course which foods are
high in zinc right meat meat seafood be careful with seafood because seafood
contains quite a few toxins as well so you got to proceed with caution there
but meat does it doesn’t mean you have to be a carnivore for example but just
I’m just it’s more for sharing information you don’t get a lot of zinc
and plant products next we talked about magnesium zinc calcium oils oils
essential oils essential oils these days in my opinion because of the
changes that we’re seeing in our environment these central oils are
literally coming to the floor for us they are a gift to us they’re a gift to
help us deal with all this quote-unquote stress I use oils literally every day
multiple times a day including on my way to work and on my way home oils are very
very beneficial for us whether you whether they’re used as simply something
that’s fun or for therapeutic purposes I think that in fact they are essential
especially for the rise in problematic conditions that we see in our
environment so they’re really there to help us so we should really become
familiar I like to say get familiar with the oils which oils what we use
essential oils we use to keep us in chill mode calming lavender among among
many right lavender is very good and there there are many others but lavender
would be far and it would be by far and away number one there are also there are
also oils that have quote-unquote adapted genic properties meaning you
can’t go wrong there like CBD oil if you have pure CBD oil or purify CBD oil
there are some oils that function that way such as copaiba among others copaiba
actually has some CBD in it and again if you use that from the perspective of a
company that offers pure essential oils then you’re good that’s another great
way to utilize oils to assist in this process of dealing with anxiety these
are all practical things that you can do to allow your body to send in messengers
that body gets some lavender in it you’re sending that liver some love
you’re like yeah that livers like give me some more sound like James Brown see some some Pete I must be getting old
or something else yeah so obviously last but not least with anxiety either
minimizing and/or avoiding alcohol remember alcohols a toxin and it is what
depressant so excessive alcohol can be very problematic the liver has to
detoxify it you often see this believe it or not remember the liver is the seat
of our negative emotions right so what happens what happens person drinks
you’ll see some people who get what angry they get aggressive they want to
fight right that’s the liver the liver speaking is deliver although all of the
ways that the livers been suppressed and now coming out because because the
alcohol numbs the nerve so now it just starts talking screaming the avoid the
excessive stimulants as well so you know excessive coffee you know when I worked
for that behavioral health program for three years nearly every single person
either came in with a big coffee mug or Mountain Dew if they didn’t smoke they
needed a stimulant they weren’t smoking they didn’t have a coffee mug if they
did not have Mountain Dew on the desk they probably did not belong in the
program and what what are they really telling me what does their body telling
me when they’re bringing that stuff in that their lowing what energy that low
energy is expressed as an emotion energy in motion okay so if they were seeing me
at byron health and healing clinic my job would be to focus on assisting the
process of detoxification with the central theme of cleansing the liver
subsequently boosting their energy centers adrenals and thyroid got it
that’s the ticket that’s the home run hitter right there
so again anxiety is extremely common have to use tools
are very well available to us do not ignore your body stop look and listen
and last but not least there are a couple things on the table on the side
there that we use in our practice very frequently one is calls endocrine that’s
the doTERRA product that’s a great product for liver supports I always
always always have 100% of my patients wants to excuse me on some form of liver
support and there are other other things a liver is excellent as well that’s
another product that’s a pirate health and healing specific product that’s
extremely good which reminds me another source of anxiety that we did not talk
about today we’re not going to talk about it at any length but I just want
to share that it is important for us and that is EMF electromagnetic frequencies
okay that’s another major major toxin that’s relatively new to us over the
last you know 15 to 20 years that’s increasingly becoming worse and our body
has to deal with that so again we’re not going to talk about it now but again
what can you do you got it you got to develop some protective barriers to
assist your body to address that there’s a bottle of lavender over there as well
I think I don’t know what we were diffusing tonight so that is the ticket
I don’t think I have anything else to discuss so thank you for your attention
especially with this with a subject such as anxiety I mean you know kind of be a
debbie downer type of subject but I’m you know I get excited about that
subject because there are easy tools to use to fix it none of us should walk
around with any significant anxiety is too easy to address if we do really
simple things stop look and listen to your body and and use some of these
tools that we have readily available the vast majority of which are are
extremely inexpensive some of which are free that’s it thank you and welcome and
go ahead you’re gonna say we were open for questions
that’s what I was gonna say to you doctor yes yes like a shouldn’t routine
should I just force myself to do it push past it or should I have you like
listening my body getting the sleep and sleeping for 30 instead what’s the
recommendation for that very good I like to say at least from my response dr.
Tara is to go with the flow your if your body is calling upon the need for more
rest you need more rest do not force it listen to your body your body saying get
the rest take the rest so that you can heal that’s extreme it’s a time of
healing and rejuvenation so if our body is saying we’re tired we
need to sleep more and you got to listen to it and because it’s saying what it
needs in that moment so I would take definitely take more time to let your
body heal in that time we wanted to add something to you reminded me about the
importance of the cycle for the liver you know a women have menstrual cycle
right all men have a site everybody has a cycle the liver has a cycle so all of
our organs and glands have a cycle the livers time the liver has a time in
which it sinks it does its best work between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. so if you’re
waking up between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. again stop look and listen say hmm am I
in my detoxing something extra and or do I have some emotion that I’m not a that
I’m not addressing such as resentment anger frustration that’s the liver time
we live near Milwaukee with Miller time no no we just got a jokester over gotta
bring you a game when we talk about anxiety right you don’t want you don’t
want to hear debbie downer ha right I hear that multiple times a
day is I can’t sleep and I say well what time do you have trouble going to sleep
they say no I could fall asleep fine I wake up in the night and I’m like well
what time do you wake up and most people will tell me between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m.
so on and then I say that’s your liver we need to work on your liver No that’s a great question what are what
what is the best time to eat a meal best time to eat a meal technically is
between 5 & 7 5 and 7 p.m. which is relatively early for many of us in my
world that’s definitely early but that’s the best time to eat because you need
time for the food to digest before you go to bed you really go to bed between
8:30 and 10:30 and you know you’re not eating until 8 o’clock at night that’s
not enough time for the food to digest subsequently fool will sit sit and then
I also see with people who eat later meals they wake up at the middle of the
night because their blood sugar will spike so that’s another reason why I see
patients waking up is because of their blood sugar and the time they’re eating
and limit the sugars release it will wake them up in the middle of the night
too and the adrenals respond to that because we know sugar increases in the
body the adrenal glands are going to respond to that too so we wake up in a
state of adrenaline still you had a question you mentioned that most people
are tired with caffeine what would be something you was just to get energy because I think that’s an
epidemic we’re all tired most of us not enough sleep but does food also have
something to do with our body that it’s tired because we’re full of toxins or
they think you should have um a good question so she she she was saying
are there certain folks that so how did you say that again sorry I’m like the us
multiple questions sorry if she’s saying everybody’s tired all the time we say
it’ll avoid stimulants like sugar and soda how can we keep on going and
surviving you know without these stimulants that we say to avoid but not
just be fatigued all day long well one thing is cleaning that liver more
detoxification if we clean that liver out we’re gonna have more energy and
more mental clarity in our energy like our whole Energy’s going to improve when
we clean that liver out and then so foods that we eat that keep continuing
to detoxify the body fruits and vegetables as one thing and then eating
regular in my medical opinion it’s eating regular meals throughout the day
so I say eat like a bird so you’re eating breakfast snack lunch snack
dinner to help maintain that blood sugar because a lot of the times when our
adrenal glands are often our cortisol is spiking at odd times in the day usually
what happens we eat lunch right we we wake up we have energy we start going in
the morning we eat lunch and then we get this 2 o’clock lull right we’re just
like oh my gosh I need Starbucks I need sugar
I need something because both that’s an adrenal issue but if we’re eating poor
quality foods or our blood sugar is not regulated throughout the day then that
will cause imbalances in that and we’ll get that lull in the afternoon where we
feel like we need that stimulant so eating low glycemic foods routinely
throughout the day is going to help maintain that blood sugar eating a
protein with every meal to help maintain that blood sugar with a good-quality fat
is gonna help keep your blood sugar so it’s not jumping
and dropping and jumping which puts extra stress on our body so that can
give you more energy is just regulating your diet throughout the day cleanly to
help detoxify the body but also to maintain that blood sugar I was your
second second that by adding veggies green leafy veggies especially remember
we get energy from the Sun photosynthesis right photosynthesis so
first first order of business for planet to grow in these water so make sure that
we’re well hydrated that’s that’s the most important aspect when it comes to
food most of us walk around dehydrated on me up a couple folks in the back
we’re drinking their big jugs a lot that’s that’s the critical piece staying
well hydrated number two these these vegetables especially the green leafies
are storing Sun energy right they’re storing Sun energy guess what that
energy gets incorporated into our bodies in fact giving us energy so eating
eating plenty of green leafies throughout the day
cooked combination raw I make sure that I have some form of vegetables
especially some green leafies at least twice a day at least partially for lunch
and for sure with dinner so and I also have a vegetables for breakfast as well
so I make sure to stay stored up one on the on the Sun energy boosts that retain
that Sun energy smoothies are a great way for morning breakfasts to get your
veggies and you could throw spinach in there you know you can get those veggies
in I make an avocado spinach smoothie and it’s awesome I love it I just made
it up oh but basically if you all want it it’s like almond or coconut milk
great and I do like a whole avocado I do a handful of spinach in there I do some
coconut oil too to get me some fats and then some honey some local honey it kind
of gives it a sweetness but it is like and then blend it all up it is so good I
swear I believe it every day and I yeah I made it up so I don’t know
there’s wasn’t a recipe I thought I just made it up but yes that’s a great
question so our question was what are some of the things that we can do to
begin to detoxify our liver so number one is the liver requires lots of liquid
water it requires a lot of water because if you’ve got a clean house you’re gonna
clean up that’s ketchup on a pristine white floor you need water you need a
mom you wet mop so so you need to stay well hydrated those who have been
following our presentations over the years this is now year six four five
something like that all right yeah let’s call it here five those who have been
following us know that we almost always mentioned the amount of water that we
need daily and anyone care to mention how much water we need who wants to see
my impression of this guy so we are 70% what salt water so our goal is half our
body weight in ounces per day minimum for survival right if we’re physically
active and working on sweating you need 1/3 more of that so whatever you weigh
divide it by two out that’s how many ounces a day minimum all right so that’s
a lot of water some of that is coming through food
I said you’re eating vegetables they’re retaining a lot of fluid that’s are a
lot of a lot of water so that’s important the other things to do for the
liver so real basic will run through a couple real basic things one is very
easy right we start with the easy and inexpensive stuff limit lemon water so
you squirt a little living in your water and or use lemon essential oil right
purified Lebanese central oil or just squirt of lemon and or lime in the water
the liver loves it it stings the liver is an organ right organs you can’t play
an organ unless it’s in tune right how do these organ speak to each other they
speak via vibrational frequencies they speak to each other be a vibrational
frequencies it’s not a tune you’re not gonna like that sound it’s gonna
manifest itself as anxiety so it’s important to make sure you’re given the
liver what it needs to be in tune it loves highly alkaline substances because
it’s always dealing with these acidic substances to try to break down toxins
right so it loves an alkaline alkalinity of lemon and or limes they’re the most
alkaline fruits that exist so although we think that they are acidic right they
have alkaline forming properties once we ingest them we always give cocktail
party information that’s right absent salt has magnesium magnesium
calms the body it also helps detoxify so like I always say two cups of epson salt
in a warm bath so for 20 minutes that can help detoxify the body as well
cocktail party information you ready okay cocktail party information which
substance which nutrient is high in lemon or limes that make them alkaline
nutrient vitamin mineral C and that’s good guest potassium
potassium very high in potassium so the other things for the liver
some of my favorites artichoke extract milk thistle dandelion root among many
others Zenda Corinne has many of those already built in it I when I first
started practicing integrative medicine and one of my mentors in fact my primary
mentor sold artichoke extract in his office and I asked his staff I said
what’s number one selling a supplement in the
office I assumed he would say something like vitamin C you know vitamin e e”z
nothing like that magnesium no I said he said artichoke extract what artichoke is
driving that’s because his practice was centered around the same process focus
on the liver detoxification if that liver cleaned up and everything else
begins to work better everything else is in tune symphony of the body symphony of
cells are functioning as one got it let’s say that someone has been able to
overcome anxiety for some time but they have tingling in the body and they pain
in the back of their neck like what do you guys recommend for that person who’s
trying to eat healthy and doing everything that we can for coming so
just to clarify the question again you said they have tea there they’re eating
cleanly living trying to live a clean lifestyle yet they have persistent
symptoms of tingling and a pain in the back of the neck and kind of like
tingling at different times of the day the chiropractor that’s what I was gonna
say chiropractic adjustments can help a lot
yeah just with the effects of our body’s physical stress of everything but
specifically adjusting T 8 7 8 in the middle of the back feeds the adrenal
glands it can help balance the body so and adjusting the upper neck can help
too but pretty much if there’s imbalance in the nervous system and again
chiropractically we work with the brain in the nervous system and the brain
talks with everything to communicate function right so if it can’t
communicate downstream then there’s gonna be dysfunction in the body so if
we create balance through a chiropractic adjustment so that brain can talk to
those adrenal glands and everything can communicate freely within the body or
body’s gonna function better right so chiropractic adjustments can help a lot
I do I have some of my patients here I can just touch their backs and I could
say I had one today middle middle back it was just like a rock I said
are you stressed she’s like it’s been a really stressful thing and I’m like I
can tell like you just touching your body I can tell what what the issue is
you know other issues I treat you know any digestive issue low back I’ll find a
lot of tension in that low back you know so it’s it’s a really a cool therapy to
use to treat just anxiety but a lot of other things as well look at B vitamin
status – like vitamin b12 and you got a tingling and that kind of problem
generally speaking I look at a b12 level b12 is low I mean stomach acid it’s
likely highly likely to be low as well what vegetables are eating for breakfast
great question best veggies I eat for breakfast are I
say 50% of the time cruciferous vegetables so I eat a medley of
cruciferous vegetables broccoli cauliflower and then carrots that’s not
a cruciferous special it’s actually called California blend that’s what I
that’s what I eat organic broccoli cauliflower and carrots and now you know
I’ll do do that one day next day I’ll do green beans the next day all organic
next day I do broccoli alone but 50% of the time is
there it’s the medley and why why do I actually specifically do that for a
reason because the cruciferous vegetables are extremely beneficial for
cleansing the liver extremely important for cleansing the liver they contain a
compound called endo Lamine indole amine I am do l am i any and that specifically
breaks down one of the toxins that leads to excessive amounts of estrogen buildup
let’s say from plastics among other things so it helps to break down toxins
that a plastic base which we’re all inundated with so so that’s not actually
so that’s what I would I have the veggies but those are the veggies that I
eat my daughter who is we just turned 13 for several years she’s the second one
who comes to the kitchen and she gets her breakfast started and she makes her
own set of veggies and her veggies usually include sometimes carrots
sometimes broccoli those would be the big two for my daughter again
teach the family teach your kids how to do this independently at very young ages
they will learn how to how to deal with quote/unquote stress and anxiety in part
in the kitchen kids in the kitchen makes a big difference so when you’re getting
you get that energy you absorb that healing energy that’s in a carrot that’s
in broccoli at seven you absorb it just by handling it just by getting the scent
from it etc I mean you eat it of course it’s game on your liver loves you back yes / dairy free don’t forget that dairy
blue and dairy free waffle and or pancakes but make pancakes – no they’re
blueberries wild blueberries while blueberries are extremely beneficial for
the liver by the way very very beneficial for the liver also great for
the eyes as well specifically for night vision
excellent you want to improve wild blueberries also have antiviral
properties as well remember there’s a special virus that like to hang out in
the liver which is steam epstein-barr virus you were listening tonight nobody
fell asleep that’s the dream talking about anxiety you know oh my gosh yeah
so so that’s the ticket yeah I usually have a couple of eggs eggs by the way I
should say something about eggs just a few years ago we never saw eggs show up
and I shouldn’t say never but it’s very rare to see extra up in food sensitivity
testing now it’s extremely common extremely common
so eggs are not necessarily a food that I highly recommend for most people these
days because it’s it’s pervasively common to have an egg sensitivity why is
that why is that so two reasons least I’ll share with you right off the
top we can talk about it separately down the road two reasons number one eggs are
food for viruses and microorganisms so if we have poor gut these microorganisms
overpopulate microorganisms overpopulate and what do they like to eat when we’re
in the lab in the laboratory we grow these organisms on what in the petri
dish we give them eggs that’s the culture in which we grow up okay they
beat it they feed on that stuff so they love it if someone were to get a flu
shot the person given the flu shot should ask them whether they have an
allergy to eggs what is the flu shot addressing a virus right why did why
would why would that why would they say that because they grew the virus for the
shot in a culture of eggs do you understand so that’s one reason the
second reason is that arsenic unfortunately which is highly toxic is
also ever-present in most of our eggs so not everybody has that effect but I can
just tell you if I’m if I’m if I’m guessing whether someone will have of
sensitivity to eggs I’m guessing that they would Oh irrespective knowing
anything about that’s a great question you guys asking really good questions
you might put me on the spot both of us on this fun dairy we live in a dairy
State so I can’t say too much they’ll come back so Dairy Dairy is a is
problematic number one irrespective of whether an individual is intolerant or
not first thing Dairy does is it increases mucus production what did we
say about mucus earlier what do we say about it we said mucus is associated
with increased what this to be thank you you were listening okay you
get increased histamine that’s telling you that there’s a problem just to mean
it’s going to cause what what symptom anxiety why should we listen to that
warning signal because that’s telling us on the other side of that increased
histamine is poor detoxification we’ve got to increase mucus to clean up some
junk in the trunk do you understand so dairy products substantially
increased mucus substantially so Bobby if somebody comes in they have someone
if someone comes in if someone comes to the office and they have you know skin
issues right away first question I’m asking is how much dairy are you
consuming okay why cuz that junk is coming out through the skin the liver
cannot handle the process of detoxification of dairy products so I
had the story plenty of cheese all you want but you know that who wants to
cheese I told you earlier who wants to cheese who wants to dairy who wants the
eggs that’s exactly right the organisms that are present they’re screaming for
they’re sending a signal to the brain and giving you an emotion it’s gonna
attach any motion to that when you eat that stuff do you feel good it’s gonna
attach that emotion that’s sitting there sit it to the brain and say oh I gotta
had that piece of cheese do you understand the best thing you can I’m
serious the best thing you can do is deny just
like I deny to my wife that I was coughing in the morning oh I my daughter
she’s almost 2 but when she was around nine months old I brought her to dr.
Byron because she had all this eczema on her
and I couldn’t figure out what I was doing I mean we I was doing everything I
knew how to do as a doctor and I was getting goat’s milk for her because a
cow’s milk was bad and he sent me to go get food sensitivity and it was the
goat’s milk that was triggering this I cut that votes month out within a week
her skin was completely clear within one week I mean she was completely resolved
so it was the it was the dairy that was triggering that and here I thought as
being good getting her goat’s milk but I’m not getting cow’s milk you know but
so we just don’t we don’t even have dairy in my house is how we just that’s
why we use coconut milk in our smoothies in my household we haven’t had it since
2010 dairy since then and by the way you know it may sound like I’m kind of you
know droppin knowledge here right but I live this stuff I live it I went through
this I don’t same questions you guys are asking me I asked myself because I
didn’t have the knowledge at the time I went through this my family and I we
were eating standard American diet you know somewhat cleanly but we were having
dairy every day every day and family members were had asthma family members
had eczema family members had allergies and then I started just where I’m
sharing with you guys we remove dairy that was the first thing we did massive
improvement that’s in part what led me to do this kind of work that was one of
the triggers said oh my gosh is this working for my family maybe it’ll work
for my patients I started used utilizing it in my patients and oh my gosh it will
come back and say dr. Bob okay now I have this other problem I never told you
about okay let’s figure that one out okay so I you know understand we’re
human too and we go through the same stuff so what they’re just gonna say yeah let’s do on one or two more
questions yeah the doctors saying the alkaline day and
if so what’s your take on it good question the question was am i
familiar are we familiar with dr. Chevy diet and out specifically the alkaline
diet dr. Sophy and whether or not that has benefits for our health for us to
achieve optimal health yes I’m familiar with dr. Chevy and his work who is who
has since passed away he shares some important very important concepts and
more specifically you talking about just about alkyl and alkyl alkaline diet but
if you study and carefully he talked about an anti mucus diet okay talking
about an anti mucus diet anti mucus diet is very similar to an alkaline diet and
he specifically encouraged people to use special herbs and natural foods
specifically to elicit that so yes I’m familiar with him I wouldn’t say I would
use his quote unquote diet as a comprehensive diet for all because we
are all different but as a guy it’s excellent I remember what I was gonna
say so most people come to us to heal them right but I just want to encourage
you guys to know that you guys the things you do every day is how you heal
yourselves so we’ll give you this tidbit of information but what you guys do
would implement in your lives every single day is how you create your own
journey to wellness into optimal health okay that’s what I was gonna say all
right so we’re gonna okay okay um I was just curious so I
have a pretty clean diet for the past I’ve had it for like six months or so or
everything that I consume it’s just like natural like from the earth so I get
really hungry for like sugar sometimes I can shoot craving because I’m not
consuming anything processed so I try to eat chocolate like 70% dark chocolate
but I feel like I’ve been eating too much of it so I’m looking for like other
sources of sucrose that’s healthy like from obviously like pomegranates
and like other fruits but I’m just curious like what do you guys would come
after that well usually if you’re craving sugar
there’s something deeper going on okay that’s probably you know whether it’s
something in the gut or the liver or something that could be why you’re
screaming for sugar but you know any fruits is a yeah they have sugar in them
so that’s right with a lower glycemic so they’re gonna be a nice alternative dark
chocolates bad good 70 75 % yeah has magnesium in it yeah so that’s a good
alternative as well anything else yeah so again that’s a great question because
you’re asking a question is based on your cravings so you’re listening to
your body right we listen to your body carefully you’re saying okay it’s
practically telling you what the issue is
alright sayin okay you crave sugar but you’re replacing that with chocolate
that’s a good choice relatively speaking if you’re craving sugar you’re craving
energy okay you’re craving energy so what what forms of energy would you
utilize you would utilize short and long term forms of energy these deliver
stores sugar stores glass sugar in the form of glycogen for about 90 minutes
work so again you focus on the liver look at look at fruits very good quality
fruits you’re getting a good quality form of sugar with with fruits if you
can get them in season great if not don’t worry about it we live in
Wisconsin and or Northern Illinois so we cannot go by the typical seasons
otherwise we would starve okay the second thing I would say is if for
example part of that craving for sugar is in fact including chocolate then you
start looking at chocolate specifically in the ingredients a new
nutrients I should say in chocolate even if it’s 70% you say okay
chocolates gonna have fair amount of zinc but it’s also gonna have a lot of
copper okay yes absolutely so so chocolate what I will begin to
think I have this is again showing you how I think about that question attacked
I’ll say okay because she has copper toxicity and or some derivative of it
leading to a quote unquote craving for it and that’s the way I would I would
look at that if you had other associated symptoms as well it would be high on the
list so cool alright well thank you guys all for coming out you can ask a
question after after we’re done we’re gonna close it up here thank you for
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