180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.

This week, I'm excited to welcome Dr Alberto Villoldo back to the show.  He is a psychologist and medical anthropologist who has studied the shamanistic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for over 30 years. He's the founder of The Four Winds Society, an organization dedicated to bridging ancient shamanistic traditions with modern medicine and psychology.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What led you to explore shamanism?
  • What did you learn during your time in the Amazon?
  • How does a shamanistic philosophy view modern-day living?

Stu

This week, I'm excited to welcome Dr. Alberto Villoldo. Dr. Villoldo is a psychologist and medical anthropologist who has studied the shamanistic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for over 30 years. He's the founder of The Four Winds Society, an organization dedicated to bridging ancient shamanistic traditions with modern medicine and psychology.

In this episode, he shares his experiences in the Amazon and discusses how he teaches people to grow new bodies that resist disease through modern day shamanistic rituals. Over to Dr. Villoldo.

Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I'm delighted to welcome Dr. Alberto Villoldo to the podcast. Dr. Villoldo, how are you?

Alberto

01:53 I'm well. Thank you.

Stu

01:55 Thank you so much for sharing your time. And I know that you've got a very unique story that we're going to dig into this morning, and it's going to take us on a little bit of a different journey. But before we get into that, I would love for any of our listeners that may not have heard about you or your work, just to tell us a little bit about where you started and why you do what you do, please.

Alberto

02:18 Just in a nut shell, I'm a medical anthropologist and I've spent the last 30 years traveling through the Amazon and the Andes mountains and throughout the jungles of the world to study the shamans, the medicine men and women that create health. They don't treat disease. Their practice has to do with creating the conditions for health, and then disease goes away or does not manifest.

In contrast with our Western medical practice, where we don't really have a healthcare system, we have a deceased care system. The shamans that I work with focused on creating health, psychosomatic health, health through your foods, your diet, nutrition, through your breathing practice, your sleep, and of course, through the luminous energy field that surrounds the physical body and organizes it.

 

Direct download: Alberto_Villoldo_MP3.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 6:32pm PST

This week, I'm excited to welcome Dr Will Bulsiewicz back to the show. Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. Dr. Bulsiewicz is a board certified gastroenterologist and gut health expert. With 14 years as an MD using the latest in cutting edge medical research. He helps patients face their health goals and challenges head on and achieve incredible results. In this episode, we discussed the fundamentals of gut health and dig deep into his new book, Fiber Fueled. The book, amongst other things, outlines how we can lose weight, ditch the diet, and transform our health by optimizing our gut microbiome.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What are the most obvious signs of an imbalanced gut?
  • What are your thoughts on elimination diets… grains in particular?
  • Is all fibre created equal?

Stu

This week I'm excited to welcome Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. Dr. Bulsiewicz is a board certified gastroenterologist and gut health expert. With 14 years as an MD using the latest in cutting edge medical research. He helps patients face their health goals and challenges head on and achieve incredible results. In this episode, we discussed the fundamentals of gut health and dig deep into his new book, Fiber Fueled. The book, amongst other things, outlines how we can lose weight, ditch the diet, and transform our health by optimizing our gut microbiome. Over to Dr. Bulsiewicz.

00:01:25 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 nutrition and I'm delighted to welcome Dr. Will Bulsiewicz to the podcast. Dr. Bulsiewicz, how are you?

Will

00:01:35 I'm doing fantastic, Stu. It's a pleasure to connect with you from the other side of the world. We're all immersed in this COVID-19 crisis right now, but it turns out that now is a great time to double down on health. Now is a great time to double down on gut health.

Stu

00:01:54 Yes.

Will

00:01:54 I don't think it's ever been as important as it is right now.

Stu

00:01:57 I think so. I think so, and probably never been a better time to dial in and listen to some podcasts as well because you're likely going to be at home. You're going to have a little bit more free time and feeling that you want to empower yourself with the right thing. So, first up for all of our listeners that may not be familiar with you or your work, I'd just love it if you could tell everybody a little bit about yourself please.

Will

00:02:23 Oh, happy to. So, I am a board certified gastroenterologist in the United States, so that means that I'm practicing, seeing people with digestive issues. That's what I do for a living. That's my full time job. All this stuff that you find that about me, for example, I have an Instagram account called the gut health MD with a large following. I've written a book called Fiber Fueled, which by the way Stu, I just want to mention that somehow I managed to pick out two words that are spelled differently in Australia than in the United States.

 

Direct download: Will_MP3.mp3
Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 8:44pm PST

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