Kristina Hess | Health Complications From Insulin Resistance, Epigenetics With Keto & Fasting, Keto Symposium & More KKP: 305

1:05:16
 
Share
 

Manage episode 301435883 series 2588128
By Ben Azadi. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Today, I am blessed to have here with me Kristina Hess. Kristina is a premier health coach and licensed dietitian/nutritionist who works with clients to support them in making lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

Kristina has a master’s degree in clinical nutrition and Integrative Health from MUIH - Maryland University for Integrative Health and several certifications in areas ranging from Mindful Eating, Heartmath,to Ericksonian Hypnosis to Sport Nutrition. Kristina received her health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Kristina's integrative and functional approach is an arm within the Functional Medicine model of the IFM. Functional Medicine views us all as being different; genetically and biochemically unique. A functional approach is deeply science based and views everything that happens within us as a connected network or web of relationships. Kristina's private practice in Connecticut is called Thrive Results Coaching.

In this episode, Kristina explains what health complications come from insulin resistance and the Standard American Diet. If you’re a sugar burner, Kristina describes what you need to start doing right away in order to turn your health around. One of the first things you need to do is start testing critical health markers. Kristina reveals which health markers are essential and which brands she recommends to her clients. Tune in as we jump into epigenetics, mental health, and Kristina’s upcoming Keto Symposium.

Order Keto Flex: http://www.ketoflexbook.com

--------------------------------------------------------

/ / E P I S O D E S P ON S O R S

PureForm Omega Plant Based Oils (Best Alternative to Fish Oil): http://www.purelifescience.com Use ben4 for $4.00 off.

Upgraded Formulas Hair Mineral Deficiency Analysis & Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use BEN10 at checkout for 10% off your order.

Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order.

Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list.

[01:15] Complications From Insulin Resistance and The Standard American Diet

  • It can take 15 to 20 years to develop insulin resistance.
  • Parents don’t want to take food away from their kids like macaroni, pizza, and chicken nuggets.
  • Kids will start metabolically flexible and can get away with eating anything. However, it won’t last forever.
  • If you still want to buy chips, then Kristina will suggest buying chips with cleaner ingredients.
  • Instead of buying Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, try a pint of Rebel ice cream.
  • The most common contributing factors leading to insulin resistance are lifestyle issues like nutrition.
  • If we ate real food, then we wouldn’t develop insulin resistance in the first place. Processed food is speeding our way to insulin resistance.

[06:10] Are You A Sugar Burner? Here’s What You Need To Do Now

  • There are three things we can do when we are trying to get well:
    • Time Restriction: how often you’re eating and when you are eating. It’s critical to stop eating before bedtime.
    • Caloric Restriction: if you’re going to eat garbage, then eat less of it.
    • Dietary Restriction: take something out of your diet that is not healthy for you. It will be a vast improvement from the Standard American Diet.
  • If you want results, try all three of these steps.
  • 76% of the world population does not have the genetic adaptation for LCT. You should consider cutting out dairy; cow dairy is inflammatory for most humans.
  • If you have skin issues, headaches, and extra flatulence, then dairy could be the problem.

[11:50] The Importance of Testing For Glucose Values and Ketones Values

  • If you are extremely insulin resistant, there is hope if you’re willing to put in the work.
  • There are two different companies that Kristina recommends for her clients:
  • Keto Mojo allows you to test ketones and blood sugar. Plus, they provide your GKI.
  • People should test every single day, especially in the beginning. That way, you can learn which foods are taking you out of ketosis.
  • Plus, by testing, you can learn how many carbohydrates that you can tolerate.
  • Some people can stay in ketosis at 50 total carbs or 75 total carbs. Everyone has their own carb tolerance.

[18:50] What Is Nutrigenomics? It Might Be The Future of How You Eat

  • The Human Genome Project was a project that spanned many years. Human DNA was mapped out to correlate to different nutrients and hormones.
  • APOE4 is an old gene, and it conferred a lot of health benefits. One of the benefits was fertility in cold weather.
  • Plus, APOE4 correlates to neuronal health in the brain and also to cholesterol production.
  • Unfortunately, today’s diet doesn’t correlate to that old gene. Our diet causes a lot of inflammation. If you have APOE4, you shouldn’t drink at all because you are 23% more likely to develop Alzheimer's.
  • If you want to test your genes, Kristina recommends the Nutrition Genome: https://nutritiongenome.com/.
  • If you have done a 23andMe, then you can use that data as well.

[26:10] The Role That Epigenetics Plays With Our Genes and Lifestyle

  • How you live is what impacts your epigenetics.
  • We are in control of our health. How much sleep do you get each night? How are you moving your body?
  • Genetics is the blueprint. Genes are the potential, and they can give us a roadmap on how to live our lives.
  • Epigenetics is the optimal lifestyle that will help you lead a healthier and longer life.
  • There's a gene that correlates to ketones: PPARalpha. If you have this gene, eating extra fat will be challenging.

[30:40] The Health Numbers You Absolutely Need To Know

  • Ask for your A1C. That way, you know if you are headed for diabetes.
  • C-reactive protein is a cardiac risk marker. You want it to be under a 1.
  • Also, test for homocysteine, RBC magnesium, and B12.
  • Lastly, get a full thyroid panel.

[33:25] How Changing Your Lifestyle Can Impact Your Mental Health

  • Sugar takes us on a roller coaster ride emotionally.
  • There is a strong food-mood connection.
  • Cold therapy can be a huge benefit for improving mood.
  • People don’t need antidepressants and antianxiety medicine if they have the proper tools.
  • It takes 72 hours to get off sugar. Once that’s over, you have all this freedom and clarity. Then, you’ll have the energy to work out. Plus, you will sleep better.

[40:15] All About The Keto Symposium and Why You Should Sign Up Today

  • Learn about The Keto Symposium: https://www.ketosymposium.com/
  • Kristina loves to educate people; that’s why she started the Keto Symposium.
  • People are finally starting to understand the health benefits of a low-carb life.
  • At the Keto Symposium, you can hear from all sorts of educators and experts.
  • This year, the Keto Symposium is virtual. Next year, they are going to be in-person with a virtual option.
  • Learn more about it on their Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/ketosymposium

AND MUCH MORE!

Resources from this episode:

Order Keto Flex: http://www.ketoflexbook.com

--------------------------------------------------------

/ / E P I S O D E S P ON S O R S

PureForm Omega Plant Based Oils (Best Alternative to Fish Oil): http://www.purelifescience.com Use ben4 for $4.00 off.

Upgraded Formulas Hair Mineral Deficiency Analysis & Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use BEN10 at checkout for 10% off your order.

Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order.

Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list.

*Some Links Are Affiliates*

// F O L L O W

▸ instagram | @thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2B1NXKW

▸ facebook | /thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2BVvvW6

▸ twitter | @thebenazadi http://bit.ly/2USE0so

▸clubhouse | @thebenazadi

Disclaimer: This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Ben Azadi disclaim responsibility from any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. Opinions of guests are their own, and this podcast does not accept responsibility of statements made by guests. This podcast does not make any representations or warranties about guests qualifications or credibility. Individuals on this podcast may have a direct or non-direct interest in products or services referred to herein. If you think you have a medical problem, consult a licensed physician.

365 episodes