Dec 1, 2015
Registered nurse and functional medicine practitioner Amelia Luker is our interview guest featured in Episode 1040 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”
Two of the emerging areas of research and clinical knowledge to emerge in the world of health over the past few years has been proper hormone balance and optimized gut health through advanced lab testing that most conventional medical doctors just simply aren't running on their patients. Balancing hormone levels for optimal human function and rehabbing the GI microbiome are two critical areas of interest that are being used by the most cutting-edge medical practitioners now. One such example of this is today's podcast interview guest--registered nurse Amelia Luker from NourishBalanceThrive.com (you may remember Christopher Kelly from there was helping Jimmy with blood tests earlier this year).
Amelia struggled eating what she thought was a healthy low-fat, high-carb diet for many years before switching over to a more low-carb plan to improve her health. But it wasn't until she discovered saliva hormone testing where she found out she had low cortisol and a gut infection that her health truly improved--and now she's helping others in their own pursuit of optimal health as a functional medicine practitioner. Listen in as Jimmy and Amelia have an engaging conversation on her journey into functional medicine, why she made the switch from a hospital setting to what she does now, the negative effects of a poor diet, the role of stress in chronic diseases, how fixing hormonal problems is challenging with so many moving parts, and her controversial position on why raw potato starch (the so-called resistant starch that has become popular in the Paleo community in recent years) might actually make gut health worse not better. This is a fabulous interview you won't want to miss!
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 1040
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- Amelia Luker bio
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