Holistic Weight Loss Tips

Speaker 1: Have you been struggling to lose weight? Look no further! Our weight loss doctors are here to help. Join our online online group coaching for weight loss help with Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach.

Speaker 2: At our holistic weight loss group, we take a comprehensive approach to weight loss by addressing the mind-body connection. We help individuals overcome weight issues caused by buried emotions, trauma responses, and even toxic exposures like mold.

Speaker 1: That sounds great. How can individuals benefit from joining your group?

Speaker 2: Our weight loss help group focuses on making lasting lifestyle changes rather than fad diets. We teach members how to create a holistic lifestyle that works for them. Our online community provides support and accountability, making it easier to stay motivated.

Speaker 1: What are some practical tips for individuals struggling with weight loss?

Speaker 2: Being mindful of what you eat and staying hydrated are essential. Additionally, moving your body daily and paying attention to how you feel can help you make healthier choices. Our weight loss doctors also emphasize the importance of managing stress levels and understanding how hormones can impact weight loss, especially for women.

Speaker 1: This sounds like an excellent opportunity for individuals looking for weight loss help. When can they join?

Speaker 2: Our online weight loss mastermind group starts on April 1st, and registration is now open. Don’t miss out on the chance to work with our weight loss doctors and transform your health today. Join our weight loss help community and start your weight loss journey today!

Speaker 1: That’s fantastic. How can interested individuals sign up for the weight loss help online group coaching program?

Speaker 2: To join our online group coaching for weight loss help, individuals can visit our website and register for the program. Our weight loss doctors will guide members through a step-by-step approach to losing weight and achieving optimal health.

Speaker 1: I’m sure many people will be excited to join. Can you tell us more about the benefits of working with your weight loss doctors?

Speaker 2: Our weight loss doctors are experienced in providing holistic healthcare, which means we take a whole-person approach to weight loss. We address the underlying causes of weight issues, including emotional health, mindset, and toxic exposures. Our weight loss help programs focus on making lifestyle changes that are sustainable, rather than quick fixes.

Speaker 1: It sounds like a great program. What else can members expect from the online group coaching for weight loss help?

Speaker 2: In addition to the guidance of our weight loss doctors, members will have access to a supportive online community of like-minded individuals who are on the same journey. We will provide practical tools and resources to help members create a healthy, holistic lifestyle that works for them.

Speaker 1: Thank you for sharing all this valuable information with us. I’m sure many people will be interested in joining the weight loss help mastermind group.

Speaker 2: Thank you for having me. I look forward to helping individuals achieve their weight loss goals and improve their overall health and well-being.

Myths About Home Remedies

Speaker 1: Cold and flu season is here. And if you wanna stay healthy, you have to be vigilant. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is here to tell us what we can do to avoid those sniffly and sneezy noses. Hi, how are you doing?

Speaker 2: Hi. I’m a little under the weather today. I know. Just fitting, that’s a blush, but still .

Speaker 1: So what could you have done to avoid getting sick?

Speaker 2: Okay, so for me, like high stress, I own a medical practice, right? So high stress training new staff, right? I just came back from a conference in LA and I’m not a germaphobe, like I’m not one of those people who’s like spraying everything down and right.

Like I, I’m free in the sense where I’ll just, I’ll touch anything and so it just hit me jet lag coming back on Monday, jet lag. Monday night, I was like, oh, you know what? I think I’m coming down with something. Oh my God. But it’s good once the season, it’s good. My immune system gets a little bit of workout and then I go about, move about the cabins. So that’s good.

Speaker 1: Now you were saying off camera that people who never get sick, that’s not a good thing. Why? Why?

Speaker 2: It’s because their immune systems aren’t working. That’s the thing. Oh. I And I, that’s simplistic, right? Their immune systems do obviously work. It’s important for us. Symptoms to produce antibodies. So it’s important for us to get a little sick at times. And so we’re definitely a culture that suppresses symptoms quite a bit. Okay. And so we do wanna allow our bodies to just do what it needs to do best instead of just keeping popping stuff in order to suppress it down. Got it. Got it. Okay.

Speaker 1: So one thing I have to ask you is about flu mania. Even in the branding of the medicine on the countertop, you know that, you go up and buy at the pharmacy. It says cold and flu. Is it sy? No.

Speaker 2: So everything is not the flu. Okay. I hear that everything is not the flu, people . Oh my goodness. It, yeah. And so a lot of influenza A is actually a particular virus. Okay. So you can get bacteria, you can get different viruses. There’s like thousands of organisms out there, and some that haven’t even been cataloged yet. There’s also mold. And there’s parasites too that can create symptoms.

One time I actually had a case that came in and he was coughing, and of course you’re thinking, oh, it’s immunological. So I did a muscle test with him, tested 3, 4, 4 times, and there were no immunological stressors. Finally, I tested more chemical, heavy metal, and it was actually coming from the exhaust.

He just bought a new car. Oh, and the exhaust. Was leaking into his car and so he just got it fixed. But that was creating more of those upper respiratory sys symptoms, so
Speaker 1: Oh, that’s so interesting. Yeah. Okay, so I have to ask you, you said something about how we go around trying to avoid germs. Yes. But it’s something inside. Explain that to me. Yes.

Speaker 2: So our, so a lot of times people think, oh, there’s like evil bacteria outside of ourselves or evil viruses and, our bodies are just defenseless and they’re healthy and. The reality is, that it’s the health of your body. So if you keep your body healthy and well, your immune system maintains itself.

Oh, you also don’t want an overactive immune system. A lot of times people are like, I gotta boost my immune system. No, that’s an autoimmune condition. You don’t want an immune system that’s overly active. Okay. But you don’t want an immune system that’s underactive either. You want balance. It’s all about homeostasis.

Speaker 1: So that goes with taking akinesia every time. The onset of a cold, right? Yeah,

Speaker 2: because it, every time you take it, it’s gonna be less and less effective. So Antibiotics. Exactly. That’s why we have so much antibiotic resistance now, and that’s why sometimes they’re not working. So it’s important to have a balance with all things. Naturally, a standard cold is gonna last about three days. If you’re healthy, naturally your immune system is compromised. It could last a little bit longer, so you’re gonna need a little bit more of an immunological support, whether it’s natural or unnatural.

Speaker 1: So when should you resort to something like antibiotics?

Speaker 2: I would say if it’s maintained itself past a week. Okay. For sure. That’s definitely three, four days. If it lingers on, I would schedule that appointment. Definitely start within a seven day period.

Speaker 1: Okay. I’ve been talking to friends who are dealing with allergies.

Is this a particular thing? Allergy season. I know like my sinuses compacted or whatever it is.

Speaker 2: What season changes. The leaves are rustling around. There’s a lot more movement of all of them in this area of Virginia . We have a very wet climate.

Very moist. And then with the horticulture moving around a little bit that’s gonna kick, everybody’s immune system must improve a little bit more. I see. Yeah. So Neti pot, or you can if you want. Okay. But again don’t go extreme. Don’t. Jam jamming water up there every day.

Speaker 1: Okay. So I’m asking you all my questions, but you have upcoming classes. Yes, we do. And care appointments and stuff. So tell me about

Speaker 2: that. Exactly. So we have three upcoming classes that are coming up. They’re I believe a Saturday at two o’clock appointment. They’ll come up on this screen here shortly, I think a Friday as well.

And it’s Monday. Perfect. Yeah. So Saturday, November 17th at two. Monday, November 19th at five 30. And then Friday, November 30th at five 30. And then we also have an, Free clinic obviously cuz we’re a holistic practice so we do $50 walk-in same day sick care. Okay. Hey, I like, like

Speaker 1: that. Okay. Thank you so much. Feel better. Yes, I will go home and Good all thank you.

Better Heart Health With Dr Erica Steele

Speaker 1: Welcome back. About one in every four deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease, and today we’re gonna discuss risks prevention and, for Valentine’s Day, the role of emotions in heart health. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is joining us. We found you.

Speaker 2: We did. Oh my gosh. I know. Instead of where’s. Swears, Dr. Steele? Yes.

Speaker 1: All right, so first of all, this is a serious topic, especially in February, which is heart and one. What are the leading causes of heart disease?

Speaker 2: So ironically, of course, we know the general ones like genetics and things of that regard, but a lot of its essential lifestyle. A lot of its smoking, poor diet, not exercising, and not taking care of one overall.

Speaker 1: One thing interesting in the lead-in was the role emotions play. Yeah. So tell me about that.

Speaker 2: Yeah, it’s fascinating. I’m in a class for my Ph.D., and right now, we talk about type A personalities and perfectionists, right? And so I’m recovering.

Speaker 1: Oh yeah, me too. I don’t think I’ve recovered, but go ahead. It’s okay.

Speaker 2: Every day is a new day, so none. We tend to judge ourselves and rebuke ourselves. And we think that we’re not enough. And so that actually leads to a greater risk of cardiovascular disease. Wow. Okay.

Speaker 1: And I know they call it the silent killer because sometimes the symptoms are hard to define or identify. So what are some of the people who are most at risk for heart disease?

Speaker 2: As we know, especially minorities and especially minorities. And I think it’s because a lot to do with the stigmas. We, as women of color, tend to hold onto a lot. We tend to bury the shoulders of responsibilities emotionally. We hold things in, people think we’re strong, and there are all those stigmas. Not to say that other people don’t experience it as well, but I think. So when we exclude ourselves from our lives, we’re not really being fully present.

We’re not taking care of ourselves. We’re not drinking the water, not moving our bodies, and not eating well. We’re stressing out. We’re actually not attached to our emotions. We’re disconnected from our feelings. So all those things really play a role in our survival society, affecting chronic disease, especially cardiovascular disease.

Speaker 1: Yeah. Okay. So how do we prevent it? How do we even nip it in the bud? We may have kids, and we want to stop it early.

Speaker 2: Yeah. I really think it’s about presence. And, getting back to the basics, meaning, When you first wake up, pray, meditate, set the intention for your day, drink water, half your body weight ounces in water every day, eating adequate amounts of protein. I talk about it all the time on this show. Protein helps the body to repair and heal. Moving our body, even if it’s simple as taking the stairs or parking the farthest parking spot from the store. Incorporating those things and really creating a healthy. Lifestyle is gonna really help you overall.

Speaker 1: Okay. I’m thinking, I’m trying to take the stairs. Yeah, I’m trying to do everything you’re saying. So what if that is not enough?

Speaker 2: Obviously, there are providers like myself, right? Some doctors can help. Some people need medications. They need stabilizers, especially if they’re unwilling to take personal responsibility for their health, and they just continue to do the same thing and expect a different result.

So thank God we have excellent surgeons. We have that cardiac hospital here. We have excellent medications for people that are really not willing to take that personal responsibility Naturally. I’m looking for people who really wanna change their lifestyle, right? Who really? Take personal empowerment, and they wanna do something; they wanna be in action.

We’re not a victim of our genes. Our genes are only less than 30% of our actual overall health. So meaning that you can have a gene that, let’s say, is hypertensive, but because you have a healthy lifestyle, you’re not necessarily gonna manifest it. So I think people sometimes get into a vulnerable state with their health, and they just throw their hands up and say, there’s nothing I can do. But that’s not really true.

Speaker 1: Okay. Now you’re doing a cooking class. I am. Which is one of them. Because if you eat better, yes. You can live better, of course.

Speaker 2: Many people don’t know how to eat. They get, they’re like, overwhelmed. And they’re like, what do I do? I wanna eat healthily, but how do I do it? And so I started cooking classes this year to teach people how to eat well. And I do a full. Spread. It’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack for the day. So we get all the macronutrients in there, your proteins, fats, and carbs. So everybody will. I dunno; you could cook. Can I gotta take your class so I can learn? Thank you.

Reducing Inflammation


Dr. Steele: Inflammation is a response to something. So we ask ourselves, what is the body responding to? Inflammation comes. And when we eat certain foods, like wheat or tomato, some people react to these things. Some symptoms of inflammation include itching, redness, gassing, bloating, and even sinus pressure.

People react differently to different foods. One person may respond really well to a tomato, while another person doesn’t react as well to a tomato response. The body creates an inflammatory process, so we reduce that by, of course, eliminating those foods, which we can test to be able to determine.

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Which foods does the body have a reaction to? We also wanna reduce exposure because toxicity can also create that inflammatory response. Removing beauty products that are toxic and cleaning products that are toxic can also help the body reduce inflammation, which is why we test the body to determine what creates inflammation and what.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

How Your Digestive System Affect Your Skin

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Speaker 1: Welcome back. If your skin lacks that summer glow, look at your diet. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach explains the relationship between your gut health and yours. Skin. This is fascinating.

Speaker 2: Yes, it is. Definitely very unexplored by a lot of people.

Speaker 1: Yeah. So tell me about the connection.

Speaker 2: A lot of times, what we eat, so what we’re digesting and assimilating, will create reactivity. Okay. So the majority of our immune system as well as our hormonal system, is housed in our digestive system. I’ve spoken about that before. So what happens?

The immune system has immunological reactions to specific foods, parasites, bacteria, and other things. There’s a whole microbiome, a whole little universe growing in your digestive system. So it may not just be that you’re not washing your face correctly; it may also be that you’re not eating the right stuff. Yes. Or, many times, white teens are so like explode, exploded with their acne because they’re perpetually eating toxic.

Speaker 1: Unhealthy food. So tell me that list again of things that they shouldn’t eat in case my team, who’s in the audience, is paying attention.

Speaker 2: All the good stuff. Dairy, sugar, okay. Bread gluten, those sorts of nightshades, can affect some people, but there are many things. So to that, I most recently did my own food sensitivity testing. Okay. Because I’m curious, and everything I ate, I was sensitive to salmon and bananas.

Speaker 1: So. what are you eating now? Water and air. Just water and air.

Speaker 2: No, really? What’s cool about sensitivity testing is it gives you foods you can eat and then limited foods. Okay. And really, you want more of a restriction on a short period. A lot of times, people go on these long. Six, eight months. And the body will overcompensate, and you won’t be able to digest those foods, Okay. As well. It’ll shut down those enzymes and so short term, like 30, 60, 90 days of elimination, so you have time to rebuild the digestive system.

Speaker 1: I see. Now it also can impact babies, right? Yeah. So like the moms that are breastfeeding, their babies can then say Yes. Cause a problem. Have baby acne? How does that work? Yes.

Speaker 2: Oh my gosh. So when I see babies, cuz I see baby, it’s in my practice. The first thing I look at is their skin. I look at everybody’s skin. But cuz it tells a lot nutritionally, believe it or not. And so the first thing I look, if there are those little bumps, we know immediately that there’s a food sensitivity or a reaction.

Speaker 2: People often don’t get allergy versus sensitivity or intolerance. There are actually three different types of food. Sensitivities, prejudices, and then actual anaphylactic allergies. So when babies come in with that, I first ask if you are breastfeeding? And then, if the answer is yes, what are you eating? Because it’s something that the person is eating, or it could be something as simple as they don’t have enough lactobacillus. So I give them a probiotic to help reinoculate their digestive system.

Speaker 1: Okay. And probiotics are excellent. They are super good. Are they okay? Okay.

Speaker 2: Exactly. Suitable for everything, like the brain. It’s perfect for helping the brain fog. Oh yeah. Definitely. Oh, I have brain fog all the time. Okay. So I need to take, is there a particular type of probiotic that, so the world of probiotics is expansive. It’s not just like a pull-one off the shelf. A lot of people do. Different age groups actually have different needs for probiotic micros.

Speaker 1: There’s a lot to know. I know. And you’re teaching classes, I know. Yes, exactly. People touch with you to try to absorb some of your information.

Speaker 2: Yeah, I teach three classes a month, and this is all based on the relationship between the skin and the digestive system. Typically speaking, I have three types every month. The first one is on a Saturday, so from two to four. Okay. And then we also have classes on a Friday, I believe it’s a five 30 time, and then a Monday. And on the screen, they’ll. Some dates. There they are. Perfect. Monday the 16th and Saturday the 21st, five 30. Two 30 and five 30 respectively. And it’s all based off of that gut skin access. So we’re all gonna talk about that relationship between the digestive system and our skin. So acne, eczema, psoriasis. All of those things. All the world.

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