Probiotics and Gut Health

Video Transcript  Another wellness minute with Dr. Erica steel from holistic families can be very beneficial for overall health and healthy especially our gut health. However when we add probiotics and the key thing is to do it slow and slow, so we start off with first our natural foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, or even naturally occurring probiotics within them. Then we go into prebiotics. prebiotics actually feed already the healthy bacteria that are within the digestive tract that can allow for the body to naturally produce its own probiotics. gut health And then lastly, then we add a supplemental probiotic, such as lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium there are many sources of probiotics as well as prebiotics. Holistic doctors often recommend supplemental versions of probiotics, where you can get food grade sources, from grocery stores, health food stores, as well as big-box retailers. Having healthy gut microbiology can really allow for the body to heal itself naturally using probiotics to help support gut health, mental health as well as the immune system. Learn More Integrating Natural Healthcare Into Your Routine A holistic doctor discusses brain health Healthy Dieting Practices with Dr. Steele

Hippocrates is the father of western medicine. He most famously discovered that all diseases begin in the gut. The immune system, hormonal system, and nervous system is all housed within the digestive system. Therefore, if you have any challenges with any of those systems it is best to look at the gut first. The gut microbiome has most recently been studied in depth to discover all of the variables. Now the question is How to improve gut health naturally.

Ways To Reduce Stress In Ten Minutes

In this video, Dr. Erica steel will explain ways to reduce stress in ten minutes.

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It’s time now for another wellness with Dr. Erica steel from holistic family practice and the world is an incredibly stressful place with not a lot of time.

So these health tips are all about how you can reduce your stress in less than 10 minutes. The first step is about recognizing your breath at the moment really being present with your breathing. That’s just inhaled and exhaled. just catching your breath in the moment can really help a lot of times we just let our breath kind of run wild.

The second step is about getting back into your body. When we listen to our body. We’re fully present and engaged in what our bodies are telling us. Even if it doesn’t feel good. We can feel the pain.

We can feel tightness, stiffness, or even really when we tune in instead of tune out to our body which helps us to become more aggressive. The next step is reframing.

So whatever it is you’re stressing about shifting that to something else. So as a, for instance, I’m stressed about my bills, but I know that they’re always paid, simple reframes can really help you to reduce your stress in less.

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Integrating Natural Healthcare Into Your Routine

This video is about integrating natural healthcare by Dr. Erica Steele.

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Natural Healthcare

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Natural Health Care integrates with your traditional health care team by offering support for you to stay well. Prevention is one of those ways prevention such as maintaining your fruits, your vegetables your diet.

Also helping your mental and emotional states can help prevent diseases overall natural health care health support and improve organ function such as the liver when we support the nutrients on the liver not only doesn’t metabolize all of our nutrients well, but it also detoxifies and that’s natural healthcare is designed to toxify all of the environmental stressors that our bodies are being exposed to, from the air the food or water integrating natural, as well as traditional health care, can allow for you to holistically maintain and optimize your health.

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At the time I had no idea that I would be a Naturopathic Doctor. My parents are both scholars, multi-degreed, and both instilled in me the desire to learn as well as think for myself. My mother was a nurse and is now a social worker, so for me, caretaking was considered common practice when helping people. She worked with a variety of patients in a variety of settings and while in school, also brought me with her to learn. As a young girl, I sat in organic chemistry classes and ran around labs learning complex structures prior to my maturity. This really created a deep understanding of how the body works on a cellular level and unknowingly prepared me to be a functional medicine practitioner.

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Healthy Dieting Practices with Dr. Steele

This video is about Healthy Dieting Practices by Dr. Erica Steele

The time now for another wellness minute with Dr. Erica Steele from holistic family practice in Virginia Beach.

Healthy Dieting

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Many people look to extreme diets to help them with their nutrition. extreme diets can be extremely harmful as you shock the body from one extreme diet to another. If you just started to eat only meat in your diet, versus having any of the fiber from fruits and vegetables, your body can go into shock and therefore damage the digestive system.

So it’s important to choose a healthy lifestyle when you’re eating, eating enough calories, as well as managing your sensations of being full and hungry, and even managing your emotional triggers. And getting to know those emotional triggers is key to having a long-lasting healthy diet. emotions such as boredom, frustration, and even anger can trigger your unhealthy eating habits.

Lifestyle, eating healthy that includes not skipping meals and making sure that you’re getting an adequate amount of calories in your day.

Managing your emotional triggers around the food, as well as balancing your protein and your carbohydrates can all be really helpful when you’re learning to incorporate lifestyle

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This video is all about tips to optimize your health from Dr. Erica.

Hey welcome back. Now it’s time for another wellness minute with Dr. Erica seal from holistic family practice originally.

When we’re living a holistic lifestyle, we look for tips to optimize our health, ensuring that we’re having physical movement, moving our bodies, even if it’s just a little bit even a good some gentle stretching really helps our overall general health new mobility.

Meditation can allow you to connect your mind to your body. So often we are disconnected from our mind and our body is unaware of what our body is telling us. When we sit down for 15 minutes a day, we’re able to connect, slowing down our minds and allowing us to listen to our bodies.

Different resources can be found online as well as in your local community as to how to meditate so that you can be more intuitive and you can know what your body is telling you to be proactive with your health.

Scheduling and setting up downtime for us to reduce our stress is also really important so that we’re not always busy, busy, busy, going, going back into the body and this constant stress response. Those are some of the things that you can do to optimize your health gently, effortlessly, and holistically.