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[00:00:03] Part of every Spartan race that I do there’s a log here and these logs are not small on these logs as you get to that point in the race in your shoulders. Because we know what’s coming. We know that there’s going to be a very steep hill that we’ve got to just trek up carrying this log. We also know that there’s going to be a steep down and you’ve got to be careful not to drop the lawn because it may hurt someone from the during one of the races. And with. The people that were the event staff like this is going to be a long carry. So we pick up this massive log and start to because it’s really is a track we’re about a quarter mile. Carrying this. I don’t know 50 60 pound log enduring part of it I guess this isn’t so bad. But then it really becomes a burden. And then around this part of this hill and there is a massive incline and then people are stuck all along that hill resting because just the weight of the Lord has so much energy out of your body. Your shoulders hurt, your back hurts, your legs hurt from going up that hill and people stopped for varying lengths of time. What keeps me going through that is I know that there’s going to be an end. Now if we liken that to the burdens that we carry with the baggage that we carry through life in the form of emotions.
[00:01:45] And as I sit down and talk about their stress – about the physical stress, about toxic stress and their emotional stress. Emotional stress is such a heavy burden in such a load. And everyone always says oh yeah I got that. I go to sleep with it. I wake up with it. Throughout the day and it really is a toxic load on our body. And sometimes and many times it is this emotional toxicity, this burden that we carry from things we picked up as a kid the things we picked up in years or whenever it might be or what we even heard from our parents or from their parents. This baggage with us down and if we try to distance herself from it if we try to this will ourselves through it our body can actually become health because the perfect storm of Health are when toxins, traumas and emotional stress all come to a head at the same time. We find ourselves in the middle and that’s generally when people recognize, you know my health began to disappear at this time or I really feel that I couldn’t handle life at this point in time. And it’s been the convergence of these three stressors. And if we don’t change if we don’t address the emotional component of the perfect storm we will not get well. We can address the physical, we can address the toxicity, but that emotional stress has to be looked and has to be addressed and we have to be able to to get rid of these trapped emotions – trapped energies for our body to feel free and for ourselves to be able to heal. Part of what we do in healing is called the emotion code or the body code. And it is a simple way.
[00:03:56] It’s not a counseling session I’ll have to say that it is a simple way to read into a fine track or perhaps immerse in a very simple means releasing it from the body and what’s so amazing about it as we release these this little weight comes off the field and the people that have done this with and the experiences that I’ve personally had it’s such a relief. It’s like getting to the end of that log dropping the log and feeling this burden that has been taken from us. And we do that with gratitude and love in our hearts because these emotional stress these emotional toxicities can be removed. This can be so freeing for our body. So I encourage you to take a look at the emotion code and any part of your healing to remember that the emotional component has to be dealt with. Schedule your appointment by calling us at 571-258-1352. Dr. Randy, Drrandymichaux.com
[00:00:05] Just how does the thyroid work. I hear a lot of things concerning people’s thyroid numbers. My T4 is low, my TSH is off or you may have been told your blood levels are normal even though you don’t feel well. Very rarely do do you get an explanation on how the thyroid works. And so I want to help you underdstand this complex system. Yeah we’re going to break it down. So it’s pretty simple. [25.0]
[00:00:31] Remember, everything happens in the cell. Right we have 70 – 75 trillion cells in the body. Thyroid cells, stomach cells, liver cells, muscle cells and more. And essentially these cells are communicating with other cells and with the body. And they tell the body what it needs. So from a thyroid standpoint, it helps with your metabolism, energy levels, It regulates your temperature. And so when this cell senses a need for energy it sends a signal to the body saying hey we need energy and it all starts with the thyroid because the thyroid is the “pace setter” for the body. That’s important. It sets the pace for everything to work. And if this pacesetter is slow, the pace the body’s going to be slow. If this pacesetter is too fast, Well guess what, the pace of the body is going to be too fast. And those are specific conditions associated with the thyroid. But here’s essentially how it works. You have a gland in your brain called the pituitary and the pituitary releases what’s called TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone. This activates the thyroid to produce T4. Now it’s important to know is that T4 is not the active form of thyroid. [1:24.2]
[00:01:56] It has to be converted into T-3 and this T-3 is produced in small quantities because if we had a ton of it our body would just burn up. So our body innately knows exactly how much to produce at all given times. So now this T3 comes in and binds onto a receptor in the cell. It gets into the cell and the body starts to make energy and the DNA does what it’s supposed to do. And everything works just well. Then we get enough energy. Our body says OK we’re done we don’t need any more of that. [39.3]
[00:02:35] So this feedback loop then stops this process it slows the process. But here and now lies the problem. Right. Why might you have a thyroid imbalance or a thyroid problem? For all these steps to take place the body has to be functioning very well. So let’s look at the things that would cause this to not work as well, to have thyroid imbalances. And the first thing that we’ll start with is stress. When there’s chronic stress on the body a body has to heal. [36.6]
[00:03:12] It may not want to produce the amount of energy required to get through the day, because we can’t have healing and high energy at the same time. It just doesn’t work. The most normal time that your body heals is while you’re sleeping, but during the day it may want to make those those changes as well. So if we’re under chronic stress, your body will stop the production of T-3 and T4 will produce what’s called RT3 (reverse T3). RT3 blocks this receptor so T-3 can’t get into the cell and you know the best situation for this or the best way to understand this would be when you have the flu or when you have a cold, you know the flu is going to cause the body to be super tired all you want to do is sleep. And the reason is your body wants to heal. So during those times you’re going to have a high amount RT3 which blocks the production of T-3 and also binds to these receptors. So T-3 is not going to get into the cell. Once the flu that cold starts to dissipate, Well then RT3 stops being produced and T-3 starts to be produced again and your energy goes back up. [1:25.3]
[00:04:39] Now there are a few other things that cause a change in this as well. One of those are toxins. This is key because when toxins things from our environment things in our water things that we put on our skin things that we have injected into us these toxins go right into the cell and they affect the DNA. [23.3]
[00:05:02] They affect your mitochondria which makes energy and they blunt or block these receptors and create inflammation within the cell membrane. So that will affect that process. When there high amount of toxins in the body, These toxins really caused the liver to work over time. The liver is our major filter in the body. It filters out a lot of these toxins and that requires nutrients and minerals. And if there is a selenium deficiency because these minerals are being used so rapidly and the body’s not getting what it needs fast enough, this will block the production of T4 to T3. So a selenium deficiency because of toxicity could be the reason your thyroid is not working well. [49.8]
[00:05:53] Then we look at at Sugar – elevated sugar or elevated insulin. [8.7]
[00:06:03] What happens with that when we burn insulin and sugar when we burn glucose in the body as the predominant fuel source, It creates a lot of inflammation and we’ll compare that inflammation to smoke in the house. So let’s say that you burn coal or wood instead of natural gas and that’s all you burn. So if you’re burning a lot of wood or coal don’t burn coal in the house. But if they burn a lot of wood your going create a lot of smoke in the house and over time over years. You’re going to get soot on the walls and on the ceiling. Well in the cell that soot is inflammation, you are degrading the cell membrane so it’s harder for T3 to get into the cell because of the amount of inflammation so it’s more of a cell resistance problem than it is a thyroid problem. And that’s the key right. Cellular inflammation is one of the biggest causes of thyroid problems. The last one are bad fats and bad fats. They oxidize this cell membrane. They accumulate on the cell membrane they degrade it. So more inflammation more cell resistance and these bad fats will also store toxicity. Making the cell more toxic more resistant to hormones more resistant to nutrients. And you know when we look at that whole picture that paints a different picture on how the thought of woodworking. It’s not just a matter of T4 and T3 levels. It really is an overall process a you know one that takes in a lot of factors. [1:49.7]
[00:07:53] So quick recap – your thyroid may not be working because there’s chronic stress and you have what’s called RT3 dominance. Toxins in the body will lead to mineral deficiencies, specifically selenium which will inhibit the production of T3 from T4. Toxins sugars and fats bad fats create inflammation in the cell – the inflammation is outpacing the body’s ability to heal. And because of that the cell becomes resistant to hormones. So you may have a lot of T4 and a lot of T3 floating in the blood but if it can’t get into the cell then it’s of no use. It’s like having a new car but the wrong key. You can look at it and say man I have this awesome new car or I have this beautiful new house but I don’t have the right keys to get into it. So that’s really an overview and a simplified version of how the thyroid works. And why is that important? Because next time you get blood work done or if you get blood work done and you see a normal TSH and normal T4, know that there could be underlying factors and these are the very things that we address that we look for and that we help. [1:23.8]
[00:00:00] Hey it’s doctor Randy, drrandymichaux.com. Last week I talked about what is health that health is the complete state of emotional physical and emotional physical and spiritual well-being, not only the absence of disease or infirmity. So we talked about the three legged stool last time also and when I want to focus on is the first leg of the stool which is your microbiome – your gut health. And last week CNN posted this article. Things like this have been posted before but this article was titled “What a hunter gatherer diet does to the body in just three days.”
[00:01:01] All right. Just three days. That’s that’s that’s key.
[00:01:06] The bacteria and one thing that’s really important to know is that a diverse amount of bacteria is extremely beneficial to us. Don’t get caught up in good or bad bacteria, it just is. The problem comes when there are disproportionate amounts of certain bacteria. For instance, E. coli in your small intestine spells disaster, but in your colon, it’s okay. Those bacteria are in different parts of the microbiome it is the balance or imbalance it’s no good for the body.
[00:01:47] So you know over a lifetime are our microbiome are exposed to a host of things.
[00:01:59] Natural birth process, through the vaginal canal is the first exposure to bacteria that that baby gets. This bacteria colonizes and creates the health and beginnings of immunity that sets the stage for the rest of that baby’s life. What can alter this? C-section. Instead of the mother’s bacteria, the baby gets the hospitals bacteria – unhealthy!
[00:02:25] hospital bacteria is made of staph, mrsa and strep and other stuff.
[00:02:34] Both babies, vaginal and c-section birth are exposed to the different bacteria. The big difference is one gets mom’s bacteria and the other is only exposed to the hospitals plus the antibiotics that kills all bacteria setting up an imbalance that could last a lifetime. The imbalance worsens with exposure to more toxicity.
[00:02:59] Toxins from sunscreen to conventional lotion, antibacterial soaps, and so many more are another way we alter the microbiome. These are absorbed into the skin and and then into the gut, altering what once was a healthy microbiome.
[00:03:47] I mean I’ve already said that but they damage the bacteria as well. Paving the way for only one two three or four species in the gut so that now there’s an overgrowth of the bad the body can’t digest and a whole host of health problems begin to occur.
[00:04:05] If you go to the app “think dirty” you can scan the barcode of the product on the app and it will give a rating on a scale of I believe 1 to 10. And it shows how toxic those conventional skin products are to the body. Amazing to look and see the stuff that is used normally 90 95 percent of the time is truly toxic to the body and it destroys this microbiome.
[00:04:34] Antibiotics repeat use of antibiotics detriment to the gut. They don’t just kill the bad stuff. They kill all the stuff and then sugar. Right we got to talk about sugar. Sugar is a killer to the gut.
[00:04:46] So in this article it doesn’t talk about what things destroy the gut. But what it brings out is is this CNN reporter. He went to a tribe in Tanzania. They are one of the last hunter gatherer groups in the world and he spent a period of time there.
[00:05:04] But after three days of eating what they eat doing what they do, being in the dirt just living among the people when he was retested. He had this whole new colonization and they deemed that he was healthier that his gut was stronger for it that his body was doing better than it had before because of this new diverse bacteria.
[00:05:32] He was thriving so how can you tell if your microbiome is not performing at its best. Well look no further than your poo. We’ll have to hold this one up. This kind of makes light of your poo. Seven different creatures here too.
[00:05:56] 1. We’ve got sumo sow who usually makes that big thud in the toilet indicates a severe lack of fiber rich foods.
[00:06:22] 3. Floater Freddy You can be pale often caused by lack of bile or if you don’t have a gallbladder or if you can’t break down fats. You’ve got floater Freddy here parched. How many people. Who comes out and it’s just pellet form. Right. Not very well formed like rabbits almost Franken do you see all your food in the poo. You’re not digesting foods.
[00:06:50] Well and then the last one is soggy celery here also known as the loose stools.
[00:06:56] Right. Diarrhea or stuff is going through here. These are all signs that your microbiome is not heavily diverse and is not very healthy. If that is a chronic problem what we want is the good guy right.
[00:07:14] Super poo is what we call the perfect poo generally medium brown color. Right. Leaves the body easily. Don’t have to push hard. Four to eight inches to 12 inches and not too foul of an odor. So you know your poo tells a lot of you about your microbiomes last thing.
[00:07:40] What can you do to strengthen your microbiome? What can you do to get a more diverse bacteria? Fasting and fermentation. Two strategies that heal the microbiome.
Vary your diet. Don’t eat the same vegetables, fruits, etc. day in and day out. Eat a variety of vegetables and eat in them in season from a local farmer if possible.
[00:08:03] Look for 100% grass fed dairy and beef, pasture raised chickens and avoid the rest. Make sure to use the same concepts with your vitamins and especially probiotics. Rotate them weekly to monthly so you’re getting different strains of probiotics as well as different types of probiotics in your gut just isn’t getting used to the same thing over and over again. Most important though is your food.
[00:10:38] Next time we’re going to talk about stressors and then we’ll get to you how does that change the DNA. Well I’d love to hear is it what do you do for your microbiomes. How do you diversify your bacteria in your gut or how do you promote things.
[00:10:57] What do you eat to cause a diverse bacteria in the microbiome? I’d love to hear from you and if you’re having troubles I’d also love to hear what you’re struggling with. Maybe we can provide some help that gives some some more ideas on on your health on ways to strengthen that and then essentially strengthen your immune system and your entire system. Dr. Randy, drrandymichaux.com, cellular health coach. See you next time.