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From Toxic Diet Culture to Food Peace

From Toxic Diet Culture to Food Peace

With: Dr. Will Cole

About the Episode

Uncover the key to improving gut health and overall well-being with this intriguing conversation about the connection between food, gut health, and emotional wellness. Discover how a simple shift in perspective could lead to profound changes in your health. Join me as we explore the fascinating world of vagal nerve tone and its impact on our daily lives.

With Dr. Cole’s expertise in mind-body connection and holistic healing, this episode provides a wealth of knowledge for individuals seeking to improve their gut health and overall well-being through personalized and mindful approaches to nutrition.

Listen now to start creating a better relationship with your food!

What We Discuss

In this episode Dr. Will Cole talks about the intricate relationship between food, gut health, and overall well-being. Dr. Cole, a renowned functional medicine expert and author, highlighted the concept of food peace, emphasizing the importance of making informed choices based on how different foods affect individual health. He focused on improving vagal nerve tone through a blend of physiological and mental-emotional-spiritual tools. Dr. Cole’s emphasis on self-compassion and the power of accessible practices offer valuable insights into nourishing the gut and finding holistic ways to improve overall well-being.

Enhancing the vagal nerve tone

Supporting vagal nerve tone is key to maintaining gut health. This can be achieved through physiological practices such as breathwork and meditation. The incorporation of these simple yet effective tools can enhance our vagal nerve tone, and in turn, lead to improved gut health and overall well-being.

The transformative power of food

Consuming foods that align with our bio-individuality can significantly improve our overall health. This concept, embodied in Dr. Will Cole’s idea of ‘food peace’, encourages you to empower yourself through mindful eating. When we start to view meals as an opportunity to nourish both mind and body, we can more effectively leverage the transformative power of food on our well-being.

The mind-body connection and its significance

Dr. Cole’s work underscores the direct link between our psychological state and physical health – the key to unlocking the mind-body connection. Embracing holistic healing practices allows us to better understand this connection and realize its profound impact on our health.

Listen now to start creating a better relationship with your food!

Guest Bio

Dr. Will Cole is the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting, Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum, and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel. He’s a leading functional medicine expert dealing with thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems.

Links

Website: https://drwillcole.com/
Podcast: https://drwillcole.com/podcast
Gut Feelings: https://drwillcole.com/gut-feelings
Ketotarian: https://drwillcole.com/ketotarian
The Inflammation Spectrum: https://drwillcole.com/the-inflammation-spectrum
Intuitive Fasting: https://drwillcole.com/intuitive-fasting
ACE Score: https://www.acesaware.org

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