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On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Sharon Holand Gelfand joins me to discuss stress and nutrition. Sharon’s path to nutrition began when her son was diagnosed with Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Ileitis (Irritable Bowel Disease, which is an autoimmune condition). Her decision to tackle his condition led her to change careers and sent her to graduate school where she completed a Masters of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition (MSACN).
In this episode, we discuss:
-How stress impacts our physiology and the first warning signs of being overstressed
-The vitamins and minerals that most people are deficient in
-Food and supplements to incorporate into your diet to combat stress
-How to heal your gut with fermented foods
-And so much more!
Fatigue can be one of the first indications that stress is beginning to impact your health and Sharon has found that, “We are given so many signs but we don’t pay attention to them.” Your body will tell you when something is awry and the key is to be able to recognize the signs as, “Everything’s awareness.”
Healthcare practitioners must prioritize self care before being able to fully help others as Sharon reminds, “If we don’t put that oxygen mask on ourselves first, we are going to be dead.”
When incorporating your new health promotion plan in your life, Sharon recommends, “Don’t try to do it all at once…It’s a habit, it’s practice.” While it can be difficult to be consistent with a healthy lifestyle, Sharon challenges, “Do you want to be proactive about it or wait until something happens and then have to react?”
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Sharon’s path to nutrition began when her son was diagnosed with Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Ileitis (Irritable Bowel Disease, which is an autoimmune condition). Her decision to tackle his condition led her to change careers and sent her to graduate school where she completed a Masters of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition (MSACN).
During this process Sharon realized that she had been ignoring her own symptoms, including IBS, migraines, eczema and hypoglycemia to name a few. She learned how to heal herself, her son and her whole family through proper functional testing, food, supplements and changes to their lifestyle.
Sharon is a certified functional nutritionist and a member of the American College of Nutrition. She believes you need to stop guessing, start testing and works with men and women who are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, and want to get to the root of their health issues once and for all so that they have more energy, less brain fog, lose weight and feel great!
Sharon believes that if you don’t get the right nutrients, that if you keep borrowing from your own health account and depleting it, your body becomes inflamed and your brain gets foggy. You have to take care of yourself and your health first (think airplane: place oxygen on yourself first), to think clearly within your own life, before you can have the energy to bring to others, whether it is family, friends or coworkers.
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