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The Health Fix

Jannine Krause is a naturopathic doctor & acupuncturist here to give you your dose of health, fitness, nutrition and stress management tips to take control of your health to live a fun active healthy life. Dr. Krause is on a mission to share the benefits of eating clean, staying fit, maintaining mobility, keeping the mind sharp, looking good and having fun every day with the world. Dr. Krause is obsessed with aging well and inspiring others to maintain their health as they age. Her goal is to make staying healthy easy by taking out the confusion and getting straight to the actions steps by offering quality information in one place so no one misses out on critical health information that isn't talked about in doctor's visits but should be! So if you're curious about aging well, discover how to defy aging naturally at www.doctorjkrausend.com.
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Dec 27, 2017

Gut issues like constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, IBS, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are related to the presence or lack of certain gut bacteria. The overproduction of gas in the intestinal tract is related to an imbalance of gut bugs, poor digestion, leaky gut, eating too fast and lack of digestive enzymes. The foods you prefer and the way you break them down has a lot to do with your gut bug population. Your chances of becoming obese, developing diabetes and having kidney stones are connected to the types of bugs in your gut. In this episode Doc J breaks down why testing your gut bacteria can help you to manage your current gut issues while you prevent others from developing

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How gut bug imbalances cause obesity & diabetes
  • Why having certain gut bugs causes IBS
  • How your diet promotes specific gut bug growth
  • Why you want to know the connection between your gut conditions and microbiome
Dec 20, 2017

Struggling with sinus problems, chronic congestion, chronic throat clearing or migraines? Your gut health and ability to digest foods properly has a lot to do with the health of your sinus tissue. When you wake up congested daily, and are a slave to the nasal spray or allergy medications you are just putting a band aid on an issue that is rooted in your gut. In this episode Doc J breaks down why your leaky gut causes your sinus inflammation.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How what you eat affects your sinuses
  • Why you need to fix your digestion to fix your sinuses
  • How repeated antibiotic rounds make things worse
  • Why you can’t blame your sinus problems on allergies
Dec 15, 2017

Do you have chronic pain, struggle to manage stress, or a history of trauma?  We are not taught how to manage our stress effectively thus for many of us we hold it in and eventually it manifests itself as pain.  In over a decade of practice Doc J and friend, Nichole Connelly, have found that the shoulders, hips, neck and back hold onto a lot more than just physical pain.  Doc J has been impressed by Nichole's results with her patients and wanted to share Nichole's insight with her "Health Junkies".  In this episode Doc J interviews massage therapist and owner of Mystical Medicine Coaching Nichole Connelly about her experiences in helping patients discover the emotional source of their chronic pain.  

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The emotions are tied to pain in neck, back & hips
  • Why trauma and stress manifest as pain
  • How discovering your true self can relieve pain
  • What to do right now to own your pain & get rid of it
Dec 7, 2017

How can light therapy relieve your seasonal affective disorder, depression, chronic pain, skin issues and boost metabolism? Acne, psoriasis, eczema, chronic muscle pain, nerve pain or neuropathy? Struggling with sore muscles after a long day, or slow recovery after workouts is a sign that you are not getting blood flow effectively through your muscles, organs and tissues. In this episode, Doc J Krause breaks down benefits of light therapy.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why your heating pad isn’t keeping your pain away
  • How light therapy enhances your metabolism
  • Why red light therapy is best for skin conditions
  • How light therapy lifts your mood
  • Why infared light therapy boosts metabolism
Nov 29, 2017

Feeling stressed, depressed, grumpy or irritable? One way to elevate your mood and calm your mind is to make a connection with someone. Did you know that smiling and laughing can boost serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin?  In this episode Doc J breaks down quick and easy ways to boost your happiness hormones quickly!

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why smiling more saves you money
  • How a laugh does more that make someone’s day
  • Why people who are stressed have more wrinkles
  • How to boost your mood by smiling at strangers
Nov 22, 2017

Struggling with overeating, emotional eating, stress eating and wondering why? Your gut health and ability to digest foods properly has a lot to do with proper brain signaling. Noticing how you turn into a bear each evening ravaging through your kitchen searching for a satisfying snack? Feeling guilt, shame or noticing the scale going up and trying to figure out what to do? In this episode Doc J breaks down the emotional and physical reasons for why you’re programmed to overeat.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How your lack of satisfaction in life triggers eating
  • Why you need to eat carbohydrates between 2-5p
  • How low levels of brain chemicals trigger overeating
  • How stress provokes you to hunt for food
Nov 15, 2017

Feeling tired, weak, flabby and lacking endurance? Want to have muscle definition well past your 90’s? Putting the hours in at the gym or racking up miles on the trails but not seeing muscle definition or gain? In this episode Doc J talks about the factors involved in maintaining and gaining muscle mass as you age.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How we lose 7 lbs of our muscle mass every 10 years
  • How to regenerate muscle mass at any age
  • Why eating too many carbs causes muscle wasting
  • How interval training & fasting build muscle
  • Why having balanced hormones prevents muscle loss
Nov 8, 2017

Struggling with an area of pain but not sure what’s causing it? Wondering what to do with nagging pain that isn’t responding to muscle relaxers and ibuprofen? Not sure how to treat it or if you need to go to the doctor? In this episode Doc J talks about how to narrow down the source of your pain and the steps necessary to manage it.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The difference between tendon, muscle & nerve pain
  • How to identify the source of your pain
  • What to do to relieve the pain on your own
  • How weak muscles & posture set you up for pain
Nov 2, 2017

Looking for alternative therapies that really work for concussions? Dr. Dan Engle is board certified in psychiatry and neurology, has personal experience recovering from a traumatic brain injury himself and has dedicated his life to helping others understand how brain injuries derail the natural processes that happen in a healthy brain. He’s authored “The Concussion Repair Manual”, part guidebook part overview of cutting edge treatment tools and techniques that wholistic integrative medicine have to offer. In this episode Doc J brings back Dr. Engle for an encore discussion about the best alternative therapies at the forefront of integrative medicine for brain injuries.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The best devices for biofeedback and meditation
  • The best alternative therapies to use together for TBI recovery
  • The therapies that worked best for Dr. Engle & his patients
  • Which supplements most effective for TBI recovery
  • Why a guidebook is crucial for your care team to help you monitor treatment efficacy
Oct 25, 2017

Gas, bloating, acid reflux, diarrhea or constipation got you wondering what you are supposed to be eating? Trouble losing weight? Lack of appetite or feeling ravenous all the time? Is the elimination an entire food group or a few a good idea? From gluten free to Paleo, to Autoimmune Paleo, to Ketosis, Raw, Vegan, low histamine and more, how do you know what style of eating is best for you? In this episode Doc J talks about the factors involved in making food more digestible so you don’t have to avoid food groups on your way to establishing your healthy eating style.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • When it’s appropriate to avoid certain food groups
  • Why paying attention to portions is critical
  • Why the way you prepare your food matters
  • How to figure out what eating style is best for you
  • Why it’s key to make foods more digestible

 

Oct 19, 2017

Chronic aches and pains? Popping more painkillers than you’d like to? Did you know you can store emotions in your body that double as pain? Electroacupuncture has pain relieving and antidepressant properties minus the side effects. In this episode Doc J talks all about her experience with electroacupuncture and how it works to relieve pain, calm the nerves and lift the spirits.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How pain affects your brain & nervous system
  • How emotions manifest as pain in your shoulders & hips
  • Why stress causes chronic pain
  • How electro-acupuncture stops pain
Oct 11, 2017

Sick often? Skin not glowing, puffy eyes, dry skin, cellulite hanging around? Belly bloat got you wishing you could wear sweat pants every day? Lymph nodes swollen in the neck that just won’t go down. Chronic herpes outbreaks, warts, reactivated mono, hypothyroidism, cellulite, cancer, and inability to lose weight are all related to issues with the lymphatic system. In this episode Doc J breaks down what’s needed to flush out and move the lymphatic system so that your body can fight what’s coming at it daily and forget about the old stuff hanging around.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • What is lymph fluid and why it’s important to maintain it
  • Why issues with your lymphatic system make you fat
  • Why your lymphatic system requires regular detox
  • How keeping lymph moving prevents illness and cancer
  • What habits to form for a healthy lymphatic system
Oct 3, 2017

Are you or is someone close to you suffering from a traumatic brain injury and just can’t seem to get back on track to optimal health? Feeling like you don’t know where to turn to get the help you need? Dr. Dan Engle is board certified in psychiatry and neurology, has personal experience recovering from a traumatic brain injury himself and has dedicated his life to helping others understand how brain injuries derail the natural processes that happen in a healthy brain. He’s authored “The Concussion Repair Manual”, part guidebook part overview of cutting edge treatment tools and techniques that wholistic integrative medicine have to offer. In this episode Doc J interviews Dr. Engle about his new book, the 5 phases crucial for TBI healing and recovery and some of the beneficial therapies at the forefront of integrative medicine for brain injuries.

 

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How alternative therapies such as hyperbaric chambers, float tanks and acupuncture can help relieve symptoms of brain injuries
  • How to reduce inflammation in the brain
  • How water, light, oxygen, proper nutrition, energy and hormone balance affect brain health
  • Why a guidebook is crucial for your care team to help you track your recovery process
  • Why the treatment of brain injuries is not a one size fits all approach
Sep 27, 2017

Itching, driving you nuts? Unexplained rashes and hives? All the scratching keeping you from sleeping? Feel like you are allergic to everything? Skin sensitive to everything? In this episode Doc J explains how the latest foodie trends, stress and modern day vices combine forces to set us up for rashes, hives and chronic itching.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How foodie farmer’s market trends increase itching
  • Why you’re more likely to itch than others
  • Why not metabolizing histamine leads to rashes
  • How stress increases histamines
  • What to do to decrease histamines in the body
Sep 19, 2017

** This was supposed to be episode 43 and I goofed up - this is the 4th episode in the broken brain series.  **

Ever wondered about the connection between hormones and brain function? In the last episode in a series of four, Doc J discusses how stress induced hormonal imbalances lead to brain fog, memory issues, depression, anxiety, stress eating, PMS, irritability and mood swings.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How stress hijacks your brain & metabolism
  • What hormones make you irritable & cause mood swings
  • Why you need to get your cortisol & hormones tested before you try to treat imbalances
  • How stress affects your thyroid
Sep 14, 2017

** I goofed up!  This is an additional hormone imbalance podcast that was supposed to follow my next one.  I apologize for my error!!** Energy crashing after lunch, slogging through brain fog, heart racing, too tired to make it to the gym, gaining weight despite dieting, lack of appetite, feeling chilly all the time, hair falling out, dry skin, digestive issues, insomnia? It’s possible that your body is struggling to make sufficient amounts of the most active form of your thyroid hormone, T3. Low levels of T3 in the body is common and goes along with long term stress. In this episode Doc J talks about how to get your T3 levels boosted to regain your energy and take control of your life again!

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How stress hijacks your ability to make sufficient thyroid hormones
  • How your lack of routine and diet cause low T3
  • How your childhood impacts your thyroid
  • What to do right now to regain your energy and put your stress in check

 

Sep 6, 2017

Ever wondered about the connection between genetic mutations, nutrient deficiencies and brain function? In this third episode in a series of four, Doc J discusses the genetic mutations, nutrient deficiencies and dietary considerations that can compound to decrease focus, cause mood swings, provoke anxiety, induce fatigue, promote lethargy and lead to depression.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How genetic mutations affect brain chemistry
  • Why everyone needs a quality multivitamin for their brain
  • How processed foods break your brain
  • Why genetic testing should be done before taking medications
Aug 30, 2017

Ever wondered what a doctor finds to work to help boost your energy, clear brain fog, improve focus, end insomnia, and calm anxiety? In this second episode in a series of four, Doc J discusses what supplements she’s found to be helpful for her patients that complain of broken brain symptoms.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • What to take to clear brain fog
  • How to boost your energy
  • The most useful supplements for anxiety
  • The best insomnia prevention cocktail
Aug 24, 2017

Fatigue, brain fog, lack of focus, poor memory, insomnia, weight gain, anxiety, irritability and depression are all indications that stress is affecting your brain. All too often people attribute them to a side effect of aging. Many patients come into my office complaining of many of the symptoms I just noted and when we look at brain function the neurochemicals are off. From “flat-lined” neurochemicals to adrenaline off the charts it’s common for me to see this in my fatigued and brain fogged patients. Unfortunately, many of us ignore these common symptoms that tend to show up after certain stressful events that happen in life and push on causing more and more neurochemical imbalances. In this episode Doc J breaks down the series of events that often lead to a broken brain, how to prevent stressful events from breaking your brain and what to do if your brain is already broken. This is the first episode in a four part series dedicated to all the factors that contribute to broken brains and how to manage them to keep the brain up and running at full capacity.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The compounding events that break your brain
  • How society breaks your brain
  • Why you need a routine to sustain your brain
  • Why you need to pause life to keep stress in check
Aug 15, 2017

Organic whole grains are better, no sprouted grains are better no avoid grains all together for the best health. Which is it? Confused about what gluten is and what it really does to your body? Have you noticed gut issues, skin rashes or puffy eyes a few days after eating a pastry, bread, cereal or crackers? Have you been to Europe or heard from friends that gluten grains are no problem for them over there? What if your issues aren’t from wheat at all but a combination of toxins affecting the gut lining? Doc J breaks down how the mix of gluten rich grains, pesticide rich foods, food additives and alcohol affect the body and why it may be the source of your health issues.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why it’s more than just wheat to blame for gut, skin and mood issues
  • Why Einkorn wheat is easier to digest
  • How processed foods, food additives, alcohol and pesticides combine in your gut to cause intestinal permeability
  • What to do to keep your gut lining healthy and maybe be able to eat wheat again
Aug 10, 2017

One minute alcohol is great for your health the next it’s detrimental. Which is it? Confused about how much alcohol is safe and what it really does to your body? Loving your happy hour social time or your unwind time with your drink but not sure how your body is liking it? Noticing that you aren’t sleeping as well as you should and you’re tired all the time? Doc J breaks down what alcohol really does to the body and at what point does it become un-healthy for you.

Aug 2, 2017

Not sure what to think about vaccines? You’re not alone. You’ve likely heard of a story where someone got the flu from the flu shot or maybe you have heard of autism being connected to vaccinations. Yet on the other hand the government warns of the dangers of not getting vaccinated. Who do you believe, what do you do how do you make an informed choice to vaccinate or not? Is there a safe way to go about vaccinating ourselves? In this episode Doc J Krause breaks down her perspective on the issue and what she tells patients in her practice.

Jul 25, 2017

Wondering if marijuana might help your pain, digestive issues, insomnia and anxiety? Maybe you’re thinking you want relief from your issues but do not want to get high or maybe the stigma around marijuana use has kept you away. In this episode Doc J talks about what changed her opinion on medical marijuana, the difference between CBD oil, THC and CBD combinations, edibles and the safest ways to consume medical marijuana.

Jul 18, 2017

Struggling with chronic low back pain? Can’t stand, walk, run or workout for long periods of time because of your back?   Did you know that most back pain is coming from your pelvis? Most of the time our back locks up due to weaknesses or imbalances in pelvis muscles. Our sedentary lifestyles and desk jockey jobs, even if you have a standing desk, cause us to have tight hip flexor muscles while our gluteal muscles become weaker leaving us with back pain and stiffness. In this episode Doc J talks about how to not let your desk jockey job cause you to miss out on life’s adventures.

 

Jul 12, 2017

How your ankles move and look says a lot about your overall health. If they swell that means you have circulation issues, same thing goes for sock lines and that’s a sign of poor health. If you have sprained your ankle or your ankle rolls frequently you’re more likely to have knee, hip and low back pain. In this episode Doc J discusses the importance of maintaining your ankle mobility to keep you pain free and sexy for life.

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