Returning guest, Jim Chialtas (from Episodes 75 and 86) is back, and today we're talking all about Sex Hormones! What is a hormone? What is it's function? What kinds of foods can impact hormone production and utilization? What can happen if hormones are imbalanced? These and many other questions, answered!
Remember Jim Chialtas from Episode 75? If you haven't heard it yet, I recommend you check it out! Today, we welcome back Jim to dive a little deeper into Functional Blood Chemistry, as well as review some of my personal blood and saliva tests that may have revealed something I would've never expected. After my last podcast with Jim, I had a consultation with him and mentioned that one of my biggest physical set-backs was EXTREME bloating combined with eczema.
I don't like to abuse the word "suffering", but I'm telling you; most days I would look like I was 4 months pregnant, and I would scratch my legs so bad in my sleep, I'd wake up with wounds. I don't eat meat, don't eat dairy, I've recently cut out gluten and I eat mostly whole foods. I was really confused as to what it could be.
The blood test showed I was low in iron, but there were other results that I didn't quite understand. The funny thing is, I track my macro and micronutrients, and get PLENTY of iron in my diet! So, what's the underlying issue? My first thought was that I may have developed Celiac, which could be preventing my intestines from absorbing the iron. So, I started eliminating gluten. But, it seems I may have been wrong!
Curious what may have happened? I think you may be as surprised as I was!
What do these three age-old practices have in common? Points on the body that could be used both Martially and Remedially. Meet Jim Chialtas, the human behind the practices at Laurel Acupuncture in San Diego. Jim began is private practice in 2003, and has trained extensively in Functional Blood Chemistry and Hormone Analysis. He has a cutting edge way of looking at the body, which allows him a greater understanding of Eastern and Western methodologies! In this episode, we talk all about food sensitivities (including gluten and dairy) as well as blood tests, thyroid complications and so much more!
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