030 – Dr. Amy Shah on Chronic Inflammation, Supplements & How to Feel 25 years old
I believe that the nutrition and health messages we get from mainstream medicine are ALL wrong. – Amy Shah, M.D.
Dr. Amy Shah contacted me and asked if she could come on the show. Here’s what she said:
“I am a double board certified medical doctor with one of the most successful practices in the country in Allergy/Immunology. I have trained at places like Harvard and Columbia. But about a year ago, I felt I needed more – I need to follow my calling into wellness and mind body medicine. Since then I started www.amyshahmd.com.
I think we all need to think bigger in healthcare! Let’s use the power of nutrition and the wisdom of Eastern principles, and bring it together with the amazing technological advances of the modern day.
Let’s solve the problems of inflammation (such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, obesity, etc), and hormone imbalances TOGETHER.”
She got my attention.
We talk about this disconnect between traditional Western medicine and the wellness movement, and a whole lot more. Including:
- Chronic inflammation – what is it and why should we care?
- How to feel 25 years old again – and for much longer
- Why the food of 50-75 years ago isn’t comparable to the same foods today
- What foods are naturally healing to the body
- What supplements will Dr. Amy take, and why she prefers to “eat her vitamins”
Dr. Amy’s “ONE HABIT” to try for a week: cut processed foods (or just try ditching wheat and dairy) – see below and take the challenge with me!
Dr. Amy’s “ONE RESOURCE” that she recommends to us: MindBodyGreen.com, a super cool website for learning more about wellness, eating, moving, living
Foods and Supplements Dr. Amy recommends
We talk about the pros and cons of supplements and mention some super food sources. Here are some of my favorites:
Vitamin D3 and B Complex:
Fish Oil and Omega-3:
“Superfood,” or Food-based “Supplements:”
Do you want to accept Dr. Amy’s whole food challenge? We’re going to avoid processed food for at least 2 meals a day for one week. Nothing complicated, just fresh, whole foods for one week. Are you in? Join me here.
Stock Your Pantry: $10 PROMO CODE to Vitacost.com
The links above will take you to Amazon, which has great prices, but for the supplements mentioned, I sometimes prefer Vitacost.com for even better selection. Here’s my referral link for $10 toward your first purchase of $30 or more at Vitacost.com: http://goo.gl/NtLXey
BONUS: FAQ episode coming
I want to know what questions you have for me regarding this or any other topic. Next week’s show will be a “Q&A” with me, so shoot me your questions here in the comments or via Facebook, and don’t forget to subscribe to the show in iTunes so you get all the latest episodes!