The 5 Steps to Changing Behavior with Dr. Carolyn Ross

The 5 Steps to Changing Behavior with Dr. Carolyn Ross


Today on the Toxin Terminator, we are joined by Dr. Carolyn Ross. She is a physician, the former head of the Eating Disorders Program and the Integrative Medicine Department at the world-renowned Sierra Tucson treatment center, a nationally known speaker, an author, and an expert in the field of integrated medicine. She is also the CEO and instructor of a 12-week online program called the Anchor Program.


Join us as Dr. Ross shares her own stories about her life experience in dealing with mental issues, disorders, and addictions.



Find out about:


·      Addictions and various disorders

·      Problems with the system in place surrounding addictions and disorders and alternatives to it

·      The five levels of recovery:

◦    Superficial behaviour 

◦    Emotional soup

◦    Core beliefs

◦    Body connection

◦    Soul satisfaction

·      Guidance and allowing yourself to heal

·      Guided meditation

 

Quotes:


“It's like background noise: we don't notice it but it's constantly effecting us.”


“When you have emotions, all of that comes of the body.”


“And that is the deepest form of recovery you can have when you have that hook into life.”


“When your life becomes more important and more interesting to you than your eating disorder or your addiction, then you will fully be in recovery.”


“The very foods they crave are the ones they are most sensitive to.”


Important Links and Mentions:


·      https://yourfoodbattle.com/ 

·      https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3ACarolyn+Coker+Ross+MD++MPH&s=relevancerank&text=Carolyn+Coker+Ross+MD++MPH&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 

·      https://www.anchorprogram.com/ 


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Toxic Environments and Beating Cancer with Dr. Diva Nagula

Toxic Environments and Beating Cancer with Dr. Diva Nagula

My guest on this episode of The Toxin Terminator podcast is Dr. Diva Nagula. He is a board-certified physician and has studied extensively in integrative and functional medicine.

Tune in Dr. Nagula talks about how his drive for recognition and acceptance created a lifestyle that lead him to be diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphona. Both in this podcast and in his new book, From Doctor to Patient, Dr. Nagula talks about his journey openly and honestly. He explains how it ultimately led him toward living and advocating for the path of holistic wellness that includes body, mind, and spirit to not only heal but prevent disease.

Find out about:

  • How some habits related to the entrepreneurial mindset can contribute to health issues.
  • Why you should pay attention to the toxins in your home environment.
  • The benefits of living an anti-inflammatory lifestyle.
  • What to pay attention to in your body.
  • The importance of having a community to lean on.

Quotes:

"The easiest change that we can implement is changing our diet.”

“Anything that is not natural has a tendency to be toxic to our bodies.”

“To reduce all these issues, we have to reduce inflammation.”

“You can empower yourself with being more aware of your body.”

“It all starts with the gut.”

“Being alone is a risk factor for mortality, more so than smoking and alcohol.”

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Time - A Precious Commodity


Time ~ We all have the same amount of it each day.  So why do some people seem to be able to do all they want and others struggle?  

I learned a long time ago, that if I didn't take control of my time, it would control me!  When I first went into a position in work where I wasn't punching into a time clock, I quickly realized I needed help in organizing my time.  I felt I was just jumping from one thing to the next and many times it seemed like the important things weren't getting done.  It was so easy to get distracted!  We surely don't set out on a road trip without knowing which way we'll go, right?  So why do we go about our days with no map?

The best thing I did was to start using a block calendar.  First, I wrote down all the things that I needed to do each day, each week and each month.  This was for both personal and work.  Next, I looked at what things were non-negotiable; these are going to get done no matter what and I highlighted them in green.  I then looked at those things that were negotiable and highlighted them in yellow.  After I completed this, I was able to determine what time I needed to wake up and go to sleep so I could accomplish what was on my list.  Then I filled in the block calendar  beginning with my non-negotiables and then adding in my negotiables after.  Some may consider this exercise your determining your rocks.  Determining your big rocks, little rocks and sand!  

This calendar has changed many times over the years, but I choose to always follow a block calendar so that I know I control my time!  At least this way, I know I can make the most of the time that I am given!!

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Speak Life


Can we really speak life over ourselves, our marriages, our families, businesses and friends if we are giving power to negative thoughts in our head?

I don't know about you, but I need to make sure my thoughts and deeds are matching my words.  So how do you accomplish this?

Here are 3 simple steps I take daily to keep myself in a place where my thoughts, deeds and words are speaking life.
1.  I daily spend 15 minutes in prayer, meditation and time for journaling my thoughts.
2.  Whenever a negative experience enters my head, I choose to dwell on something else.  I say, "not today Satan!"
3.  I look for the positive in people, places and things.  Even if all I can find is that they too are a child of God.

These are easiest when we are in a good place.  I challenge you to try one or all of them when you are struggling!  It's made a big difference for me.

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