How to Restore your Health with Dr. Carol Lourie

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with your healthcare challenges and tired of the standard medical approach of “a pill for every disease," you’re going to feel right at home with Dr. Carol Lourie. Carol is a Naturopath, Licensed Acupuncturist, Functional Medicine™ expert and Homeopath, with over 30 years of experience in providing integrative health care.

Dr. Carol Lourie is redefining healing and is on a mission to bring good health to as many people as possible. She partners her skill set and experience with your knowledge of your body to really help you truly heal. She believes lasting healing occurs when we dig in deep to know what's really going on inside of our bodies.

Carol specializes in infertility and breast cancer, helping women through each step of the journey towards restored health. Together, we talk about infertility, cancer and how toxins can play a significant part in all of this.

Leading causes of infertility in women

Dr. Carol Lourie has helped countless women overcome infertility issues. She talked about the fact that women are waiting longer to have children. Balancing a career and family life is difficult for many people and women no longer feel pressure or ‘rushed’ to have children as soon as possible. While there’s no problem waiting until you’re ready to have children, it often means that women are using birth control for longer.

As Dr. Carol Lourie noted, women usually assume that the minute they stop using birth control, they’re going to get pregnant. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Carol talked about a patient who was struggling to get pregnant and assumed it was because she has Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). However, the patient was using 29 personal care products, including dozens of fragrances on her body and in her home. The chemicals in those products were impacting her hormones, therefore affecting her infertility issues.

Sense enters our bodies through our noses, traveling up the pituitary gland, which is the director of releasing hormones in our body. It acts as an estrogen disruptor, leading to estrogen becoming ‘unhealthy estrogen.’ This leads to hormone disruption, estrogen dominance and in extreme cases, breast cancer.

When your hormones are not healthy, your whole body is not healthy.” 

Symptoms of hormone imbalance 

One of the most common symptoms of hormone imbalance is severe premenstrual syndrome. Irregular ovulation is another symptom to look out for as well as missing periods altogether. Or, you could have the opposite problem and have periods that last for two weeks.

When you go to the doctor about these issues, you’ll be given the birth control pill. However, the pill is like putting a band-aid over gangrene because you’re just putting more hormones into your body, which further disrupts the pituitary gland.

It’s not just older women who experience these problems. Girls are getting their periods at a younger age because of hormone disruptors and their diet. The standard American diet is dangerous because it’s full of red meat, sugar, and carbohydrates that don’t give the body the nutrients it needs to function properly.

How to avoid hormone-disrupting products

Dr. Carol Lourie believes that the first thing we need to do as women is to take back our buying power. You don’t need to be a ‘victim to advertising.’ Put your health where your pocketbook is – that’s where it starts.

She also advises women to stop buying over-the-counter beauty products. Instead, go for eco-quality products that are made locally. Body washes are filled with estrogen disruptors and chemicals, which enters your system while you’re in the shower because your pores are open from the hot water. This allows all of the chemicals and toxins inside those products to enter your system.

Red meat, chicken and so on that have been made with nitrates and nitrites are filled with toxins. They’re not only estrogen disruptors, but research shows that they’re also one of the contributing causes of cancer.

How to recover your health

Cancer is becoming more prevalent in our society. Dr. Carol Lourie also noted that there is a linear increase as we become a more toxin and chemical driven society. Unfortunately, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, which is an exceedingly high number and those numbers are continuing to increase.

Getting rid of physical toxins as well as toxins in other parts of your life such as your relationships with others is crucial for recovering your health. Addressing the “emotional component of illness goes hand in hand with dealing with the metabolic dysbiosis that's creating the driving factors that are creating the illness.”

To help resolve these health issues, Dr. Carol Lourie advises that you find out where the toxins are and then remove them. You also need to address the health of the gut, the body, the mind and the health of the spirit. All of these things must be addressed in order to truly recover your health.

There are many different forms of breast cancer and treatment depends on your diagnosis. However, many women will assume that a quick internet search is all they need to put together their own recovery protocol.

Cancer is a metabolic disease and circulating tumor cells and stem cells are a very real concern, even after you ring the bell and announce that you’re cancer free. It’s important to address the tumor microenvironment so that they cannot grow there any more. To do this, you need to make sure your body is basic as opposed to alkaline. An acid environment is more inflammatory whereas a basic environment is healthier. You can test your PH levels using PH strips in the morning that you can pick up at your local drugstore.

Another important step to recovery is to promote an inhospitable environment by eating a very specific diet. Dr. Carol Lourie states that the further you derive from the standard American diet, the healthier you’ll be.

Get in touch with Dr. Carol Lourie

If you want to learn more about healing your mind and body naturally, you can reach out to Dr. Carol Lourie and find out more about her work and her online programs by visiting her website.

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How to Heal Your Body Through Diet & Lifestyle Changes with Julie Hager

Are you tired of putting up with painful and uncomfortable symptoms? Are you fed up with taking expensive medication that doesn’t target the root cause of the problem?


My guest, Julie Hager, knows exactly how you feel because she’s been there herself. After living in pain and sickness for years, Julie is in complete remission. She is an Integrative Nutrition and Functional Medicine Health Coach who has made it her duty to empower women with digestive and autoimmune-related issues with solutions. These solutions find the root cause of their symptoms so that they can live a happy, comfortable and painless life again.


Through her business, Inside Out Wellness, Julie has helped countless women find the cause of their symptoms, restore gut health and put their condition in remission. She is so passionate about helping others partly because she’s been there herself. From the age of 10, Julie has suffered from bladder issues. As she got older, she learned how to personally heal her bladder through diet and lifestyle changes. Now, she’s been symptom-free for over four years!


Julie's symptoms growing up


When Julie was just 10 years old, she had a lot of back pain, pelvic pain and she had to go to the bathroom all the time. So, she went to her doctor, who asked for a urine sample. There was blood in the urine, which was a clear sign something wasn’t right.


The pain went on for decades. Eventually, Julie accepted it, saying, “I had to become friends with pain quickly.” In her 20’s, Julie began to have a lot of stomach and allergy problems. Her menstrual cycles were very painful too. Although she went to her doctor for help, she noticed that they never asked her about her personal life. They never queried her about her diet or how much sleep she was getting at night.


Julie was on antibiotics for each of her urinary infections and a relaxer for her stomach. She was even offered an antidepressant as if her symptoms derived from being stressed.


The dark side of antibiotics


Julie has a lot of experience with antibiotics and not all of them are good ones. In fact, she talked about the fact that each time you take an antibiotic, it changes the bacteria in your stomach.


If it’s a particularly strong antibiotic, it wipes out the good and the bad bacteria. This disrupts the balance between good and bad bacteria in your gut, which can cause a stream of health issues. In your gut, there are tiny microbes that determine and influence every part of our body. This includes more than just our physical state. They also influence how we feel emotionally because they impact our hormones. So, having the right balance in your gut is vital.


However, if you’re taking antibiotics all the time, it kills the good bacteria, which can take a long time to restore itself. This is why, or at least part of the reason, why Julie had so many stomach issues.


How to know if your gut is out of balance


According to Julie’s research, 70% of Americans are struggling with some type of gut issue. Signs that your gut is out of balance include things like constipation. Believe it or not, there was a time in Julie’s life when she believed that having a bowel movement once a week was normal. She never questioned it because that was how she lived for years. However, you should really have a bowel movement every day.


If you’re not, you should take a closer look at your diet. Are you drinking enough water? Are you eating too much processed foods? If you’re not going enough, the chemicals in the food you eat can recirculate into your system, which can make you sick. It can also lead to gas and bloat. Another sign that your gut is out of balance is if you go too much. Other symptoms include heartburn, indigestion, infections, IBS and many more.


An irritable bowel (or IBS) is a collection of symptoms that can lead to abdominal pain, gas, bloat, and other issues. To help ease IBS, you need to find the root cause. Instead of depending on pills all the time, you need to address the actual problem. Only then will you be able to move past it towards a healthier lifestyle. So, you need to find out what’s the underlying reason that you’ve got a ‘leaky gut’? Is it because of the food you eat? Are you exposing yourself to too many chemicals?


How Julie got into remission


When Julie was in her early 50’s, she had the worst pain ever. She was bedridden, couldn’t eat certain foods and she was losing a lot of weight. When she went to her doctor, he told her that she had Interstitial Cystitis (IC), otherwise known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS). It’s a chronic bladder health issue whereby the person affected feels a lot of pain and pressure in the bladder area and are more prone to urinary infections.


Julie thought her future would consist of taking very expensive medications…forever. But she decided to take things into her own hands. She began to read the labels on the back of the food she ate and discovered almost everything was filled with unhealthy additives, preservatives and so on. She had a strong sugar addiction, which was causing inflammation. When she removed sugar from her diet, things began to improve.


She studied foods and cut out sugar, oils and all of the genetically modified food in her home. She also stopped consuming things like soda and alcohol, which would flare up her bladder issues. In addition to cutting chemical-ridden foods from her diet, she also began to eliminate other chemicals from her life such as certain shampoos, fragrance, makeup, window cleaners, and laundry detergent, etc. But, to get into remission, Julie needed to adjust her mindset and actually believe that she could get better.


“Doctors told me for years…you'll always have to take a pill, you'll always have stomach problems, you'll always have bladder problems. You know there's no cure for this. So, I believed it and I had to work on my mindset to understand that my body can heal, and I had to believe that.”


Getting better is a process. It won’t happen overnight, but you need to take the first step and keep going to see and feel a difference.


Get in touch with Julie


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The Truth About the Pharmaceutical Industry with Dr. Terry Tillaart

If you have a chronic disease or illness, it usually stems from the body veering away from its pursuit of homeostasis. Dr. Terry Tillaart understands this concept better than anyone. He believes that your genetic code’s sole purpose is to pursue homeostasis and when disease exists within the body, it’s because there is an imbalance that also exists in the body.
Dr. Terry Tillaart graduated with a PhD in Natural Medicine from Kingdom College of Natural Health certified by Texas Chiropractic College Division of Postgraduate studies. He also has a Masters in Chinese medicine and is passionate about living a chemical-free life. Terry specializes in coaching people back to good health from a diverse variety of health challenges. He is a nationally known speaker and produced a range of seminars including a North American Speaking Tour called “Cancer: The Fear Ends Here” that reached thousands of people. 
Terry is an expert on cancer and has successfully taught people how to strategically heal from many health challenges including Cancer, Autism, Rheumatoid Arthritis and many more by focusing on results and proper testing. His story will blow you away and cause you to question your own lifestyle choices that will help re-route your body back to its desired homeostasis position. 
The Importance of Research
When you’re online trying to find evidence or studies to support a theory you came across, it’s difficult to know whether or not what you’re studying is the truth. Terry pointed out that when it comes to vaccines, you’ll easily find over 700 negative studies whereas finding a positive study is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
As Terry said, you’ve really got to dig deeper than the surface to get the real conclusion, which is why research is so important. An example he talked about was a documentary he saw on the ketogenic diet. In the beginning, everything seems great as people lose weight and get better. However, the people on the show are people who have never eaten healthy. So, when they go off processed food and eat healthy for the first time in their lives, of course they’re going to get better.
Terry’s advice when looking at studies online is to check the bottom of the study to locate the validity and conflicts of interest.

Should you be wary of pharmaceutical companies?
Not many people realize that pharmaceutical companies cannot be sued for malpractice. It’s hard to believe, but they are in fact protected by the vaccination courts. The question is, why? No other industry (that I’m aware of) has this level of protection in place.
We’re told that vaccines are great for the immune system. But, the more you look into it, the more revelations come to light.
In Terry’s opinion, vaccines are “the greatest customer creation strategy for anyone seeking to profit from the medical industry.”
Terry talked about a study he read that mentioned that if we give certain vaccines to sterilize people, it not only destroys the immune system, but it terminates the body’s ability to surveillance for tumors.
The unfortunate reality of cancer treatment
Chemotherapy and radiation are the primary treatments offered to cancer patients. However, they don’t always kill the cancer cells and in many cases, you simply go into remission only to be right back where you started with cancer that is bigger and stronger than before.
According to Terry’s research, he claims that chemo causes cancer cells to grow 100 times faster. And, radiation causes cancer cells to grow 30 times faster. In Terry’s opinion, remission doesn’t even exist. You either solve the root cause of cancer or disease…or you don’t.
Cancer is a lifestyle disease, which means you need to tackle the root cause of why it exists in the body in the first place. Modern scans take years to pick up any cancer cells or lumps. Plus, these scans, such as CT scans, have a lot of radiation, which causes even more issues.
Where does cancer come from?
To understand how to prevent cancer, you need to know where it comes from. According to Terry, living in an unnatural environment causes cancer and he raises an interesting point to back this. He noted that animals in the wild only get cancer when their environments have been contaminated and it’s the same with humans.
We live in homes that are packed with chemicals and unnatural things. Even appliances like the laundry machine and dishwasher release chemical gases when heated to a certain temperature and those chemicals become airborne in the home.
Therefore, it makes sense that if you want to reduce your chances of developing a disease, you need to return to nature. You don’t need all of these unnatural chemicals in your life, on your body or in your body.
You can improve your health by brushing your teeth with healthier toothpaste, using a deodorant that isn’t swamped in chemicals, install a water purifier and an air filter in your home and so on.
Living a chemical-free life starts by eliminating these things from your life and taking necessary precautions to give you and your family a safe and healthy home to live in.
Get in touch with Dr. Terry Tillaart
If you’d like to find out more about Dr. Terry’s amazing work, you can check out his website:
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Abundant blessings,

Aimee Carlson
The Toxin Terminator

How to Live Your Best Life with Cathy Jamison

If you have food sensitivities, you’ll know just how important it is to be mindful of what you put into your body. The host of the Live Your Best Life podcast, Cathy Jamison, has dealt with food sensitivities from a very early age.
Cathy experienced stuttering issues and severe meltdowns as a result of eating certain foods. It wasn’t until her mom picked up on the connection between the foods her daughter was eating, and the downhill spiral that ensued that they realized it was a direct result of the food she ate.
As an adult, Cathy continued to experience symptoms until one day she woke up and decided that she needed to change. She didn’t want to just go on a diet and lose weight. She truly wanted to pursue and live a healthier lifestyle by removing toxins from her life completely.

Where the ‘Live Your Best Life’ podcast came from 

Cathy got serious about her health in early 2018 and since then, she’s lost 50 pounds. More importantly, she got rid of many of the chronic health conditions that plagued her. After seeing such a positive change to her health, she felt like she needed to share what she learned with the world.
She wanted to help people get healthy and started sharing tips with her audience on Instagram. This grew until she decided to launch a podcast where she could share health tips and have special guests on the show to share even more.
My goal is to educate people and empower them to be advocates for their own health.”

Cathy’s experience with food sensitivities 

When Cathy was just three years old, her mom noticed that she was having an extreme reaction to something she ate. Around 30 minutes after eating, she would become hyperactive and she would stutter.
Her doctor advised her to see a natural allergy specialist, who gave her a list of foods to avoid. However, her mom noticed that whenever she gave Cathy oatmeal for breakfast, she would be fine. But, once she had a bowl of Shreddies, she was ‘off the wall.’
Shreddies has a preservative in it called BHT, which affects the flavor of the food and reduces some nutrients. When you pack food with chemicals, food colorings, artificial flavorings, and preservatives, it’s not real food anymore. It’s contaminated food.
So, Cathy’s mom stopped giving her processed foods. As Cathy got older, she tried to eat healthier but mainly because she wanted to watch her weight. She wanted to believe that she could eat whatever she wanted and didn’t give much thought to the possibility that what she ate was impacting her behavior, health and everything in between.


Changing habits and getting rid of toxins 

By the time Cathy turned 40, she was overweight. She also had really bad heartburn, IBS, eczema, stiff joints, and chronic yeast infections.
She came to the conclusion that if she lost weight, all of her health problems would go away. Her first step was to adopt a low carb, no sugar diet. She knew that yeast feeds off carbs and sugar so by eliminating them, she thought it would help clear up the infection.
She also cut coffee out of her diet as she felt like her digestive system couldn’t handle so much caffeine. Instead, she began drinking more tea only to discover that it too, contained artificial flavoring.
She continued to think that if she just lost the pounds, it would somehow fix everything else. Her ‘lightbulb’ moment came when she read the book, Genius Foods, by Max Lugavere. She then started listening to his podcast, Genius Lights, and learned about brain health and how it affects the health of your entire body (and mind).
One of the key things that Max talks about in the book is removing toxins from your life. Cathy began to look into this more and adapted some of the things discussed in the book into her own life.
Cathy removed toxins from her home such as laundry detergents, window cleaners, plastic containers and so on.
When it came to her diet, some examples include switching from conventional meat to organic, Cathy stopped using olive oil when she cooked and gradually, she nourished her body with the right foods. As a result, the weight started to ‘fall off’ her and she noticed a transformation to her body, mind and overall health.

Get in touch with Cathy 

If you’d like to get in touch with Cathy and follow her journey more closely, you can connect with her via her Instagram @cathy_liveyourbestlife.
You can also tune into her amazing podcast, ‘Live Your Best Life.

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Abundant blessings,

Aimee Carlson
The Toxin Terminator

5 Steps to Achieve Rapid Self-Awareness with Amy Bull

Are you living your optimal life? Or, is it something that you’re working towards?
Amy Bull can help you get there faster with her top five tools to help you become more self-aware and achieve your optimal health and wellness.
Amy is an Integrative Health & Wellness Coach who helps people create a balanced and healthy lifestyle, filled with purpose, passion, and joy. She has 23 years of experience managing a busy lifestyle, working in the corporate world and running a non-profit organization.
Amy understands how challenging it can be to balance it all without sacrificing our health and happiness in the process. She’s on an inspiring mission to provide space to empower individuals so they can uncover what they truly desire for their life and begin taking action towards their optimal vision.
In this post, Amy reveals five tools to help you become more mindfully aware, reduce stress and attain your optimal vision. She also shares her expertise and insights when it comes to the wheel of health and how we can feel more at home in our own bodies.

Why is Self-Awareness so Important?

Being self-aware means listening to what your body is trying to tell you in the moment. A large part of this is knowing when you feel good vs. when you don’t feel good. By discerning how you truly feel in the moment, you’ll become an advocate for your own health and wellbeing, something that Amy thinks we all need to work on.
Your body is always trying to tell you things. However, it’s up to you if you’re going to listen to it or not. Your body might be telling you to eat healthier foods, drink more water or cut back on your alcohol consumption, for example.

The more we learn to listen to our bodies, the more in tune we’ll become with ourselves. Self-awareness helps you to make more informed choices that are better aligned with your body and the messages it tells you in the moment.

Exploring the Wheel of Health

The wheel of health embodies more than just your physical health. It also includes things like your social, environmental, financial, spiritual, emotional and intellectual health. Right at the center of the wheel is where you’ll find your individual wellness.
Your individual wellness impacts all of the other branches of your health. This means that you need to be more mindful of how your body feels. For example, if you feel fatigued, consider what changes you can make that will supply you with more energy. This may involve being more mindful of what you put into your body and when.
Amy suggests looking at things from an observation standpoint. As you become more mindfully aware, you will be better equipped to choose how you respond to certain situations as they happen.

Here are Amy’s five tools to help you become more self-aware, even in life’s most stressful situations:

1. Take a deep breath

When we’re faced with a stressful situation, our immediate flight or fight response comes into play. However, instead of giving in to either of those initial responses, take a few deep breaths. Doing this simple act will help to calm and soothe your nervous system so that you can make a more informed decision about how to respond.
When things are piling up and you feel like you are overwhelmed, take five minutes out to practice deep breathing. This tells your body that everything is okay, and it also helps you to be more grounded, both physically and mentally.

2. Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is critical to your overall health. When you sleep, your body is working hard to support healthy brain function. It also helps to protect your mental and physical health. How much sleep you need depends on you.
You are your best source for wisdom and knowledge on what’s best for you. Again, this is where self-awareness comes into it. Only you know if you need six, seven, eight or more hours of sleep each night.

3. Move your body

If you want to get more in tune with your body, you need to get moving! You don’t have to join the gym or run a marathon, a short walk will do wonders for your mind and body connection.
Amy believes that when you exercise, it helps you to feel more at home in your own body. Not to mention it can help calm your body down in times of high-stress and it can help clear your mind.

4. Write more frequently

Journaling and the process of writing your thoughts, ideas, and feelings on paper (or on a word document) is so powerful. It’s an extension of yourself and when you sit down to intentionally write something, it helps you to see things clearer. It also makes you more aware of your mental state of mind.

Once you start writing consistently, you’ll start to see the difference it can make to your life and your mental health. So, get yourself a nice journal, find a quiet place and just start writing!

5. Do something creative

You may not be the next Leonardo da Vinci, but that doesn’t mean you can’t unleash your inner artist. Everyone has some form of creative flare inside them, you just need to find yours.
Some great options include playing the piano, a jigsaw puzzle, creative writing or coloring. That’s right, coloring isn’t just for kids! Doing something creative can be really therapeutic and is great for helping you to develop your own self-awareness.

Get in touch with Amy Bull! 

If you would like to get in touch with Amy and even work with her, head over to her Up Frequency website to learn more about how she can help equip you with the tools to raise your energy, raise your vibration and raise your frequency!
You can also follow Amy over on her Facebook Page and Instagram!

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Abundant blessings,

Aimee Carlson
The Toxin Terminator
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