Author Archives: judahveitel

Stress and Digestion

​In this week’s video, I ​explain the physiology of the link between chronic stress and impaired digestion.  I discuss how being in a sympathetic nervous system response (“fight-flight-freeze”) affects our digestive capacity, as well as how chronic stress reduces vagal nerve tone and impairs the messaging ​of the gut-brain axis.  Over time, this can lead […]

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Gut Motility and the Migrating Motor Complex

It’s estimated that 60 to 70 million Americans are affected by one or more digestive disorders, with 63 million people suffering from chronic constipation. In my experience as a practitioner, I observe that most people I see need to address an ongoing gut disturbance issue whether it be constipation, IBS, GERD, gastroparesis, or SIBO. Chronic […]

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Sleep and the Glymphatic System

A good night’s sleep does more than just allow us to feel refreshed and renewed in the morning. It actually engages a unique system in the brain that’s a combination of glial cells and the lymphatic system, that cleans up the protein debris of alpha-synuclein and beta-amyloid from the day. If this debris isn’t cleared […]

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Elevated Cortisol and Insulin

In this week’s video I discuss the connection between cortisol and insulin, specifically how long-term elevated cortisol can cause insulin resistance. Once this pattern is created in the physiology, it activates a vicious cycle of elevated cortisol leading to insulin resistance, which reinforces elevated cortisol. This pattern can lead to leptin resistance, obesity, elevated estrogen […]

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In this week’s video I discuss the process and phases of biotransformation, how it influences proper hormone metabolism, the impact of improper hormone metabolism on the physiology, and how to use diet, lifestyle, and supplementation to enhance liver detoxification.

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In this week’s video, I discuss the state of weakened stomach acid known as hypochlorhydria. I go in-depth on the signs and symptoms, the known causes, its ramifications, associated conditions, and how I address this with the people I work with. You might be surprised to learn that a majority of your clients or patients […]

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