Food As Medicine With Dr. Anh



Real talk, with real people, and real results so YOU can heal yourself naturally. Hosted by Dr. Anh, a board-certified pharmacist and health coach who believes the answer to better health is NOT found in a pill bottle but in WHAT we eat and HOW we choose to live our lives. Dr. Anh conducts weekly interviews with people who have healed themselves or their clients using food as medicine, including Dr. Terry Wahls, Abel James, and Ari Meisel. While the show focuses on food and nutrition, you'll also learn about supplements, exercise, mindset, and other alternative therapies that contribute to overall health and well-being.


  • Decreasing the Impact of Environmental Toxins with Dr. Stephen Lewis

    06/03/2018 Duration: 38min

    Dr. Stephen Lewis and his wife Janet have a long history of helping people achieve their optimal health by utilizing extensive, but low cost lab work. Dr. Stephen Lewis, D.C. stays current on the latest research pertaining to nutritional supplements and optimal health. Janet Lewis is a Certified Natural Health Consultant with a unique perspective on alternative and complementary nutrition from studying with numerous national leading alternative health experts. They both traveled to China to study with traditional Chinese medical doctors and know the importance of proper nutrition in healing and maintaining the human body. Now in today's show with Dr. Stephen Lewis we talk about.....  Why eating organic simply isn't enough anymore Why it's important to detoxify everyday and how to do this The top 5 supplements that everyone should be taking What is one of the most important keys to healing and what is the book he recommends for learning more One of his favorite plants to keep in the home to help with environ

  • Organic Gardening for Beginners

    27/02/2018 Duration: 53min

    Jackie Beyer grew up on Long Island about 20 miles from NYC. During her junior year in college she met her husband on a mountainside and they have been happily married for almost 25 years now! They live in a small cabin but her husband Mike is the resident baker and gardener. He grows a huge garden every year. Jackie is an artist and journalist who helps around the garden. She launched the Organic Gardener Podcast in January 2015. Jackie talks to amazing guests who are dedicated to eating and growing healthy nutrient dense food and protecting our planet.   Now in today's show with Jackie we talk about.....  Planning for your garden: What are the best to plant, and when What is the best type of garden to have for beginners How to make sure you have good soil How to test your soil to see what micronutrients are in the soil Which manure is good to use for your compost and which one you should NOT use An alternative to using manure  And more OK, let’s go chat with Jackie! Resources: Jackie's Website: http://

  • Thriving With Mental Health After a Suicide Attempt

    13/02/2018 Duration: 56min

    Dr. Christina Bjorndal completed her Doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and eating disorders.  Having overcome many mental health challenges, Dr. Chris is a gifted speaker and writer. She has shared her personal story and philosophy of wellness with audiences across North America. Dr. Chris has helped many patients achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. She has written three books on mental health as well as a 10 week course and in-person retreat on mental health. Visit for more information about her books and courses. For patient resources you can go to: Now in today's show with Dr. Chris we talk about.....  What is orthomolecular nutrition and how she used it to heal hearself How to appropriately taper antidepressants The four foundational pillars of health that she works on with

  • Endometriosis and Using Genomics to Guide Lifestyle Choices

    30/01/2018 Duration: 59min

    Dr. Erika Gray is first a wife and mother. She is also a pharmacist and a woman who struggled with endometriosis since she was 16 years old and ended it with alternative treatments that included dietary changes, progesterone, and supplements. After healing herself, she was inspired to help others who suffer from the same incapacitating condition, which led her to become a functional medicine pharmacist. In her journey, she also became aware of the importance of genomics and their impact on health, which is why she co-founded Toolbox Genomics which helps people interpret their genomic information into actionable lifestyle changes. Get your complimentary guide, The Top 5 Tips For Choosing a Genetic Testing Company, HERE. Now in today's show with Erika we talk about.....  What percentage of our genes is influenceable by our dietary and lifestyle choices The supplements she used to heal herself from endometriosis What you can take to help mitigate the effects of going out for a drink with friends and other ways

  • Healing and Going Beyond Gluten

    23/01/2018 Duration: 49min

    Sandi Star is a holistic health practitioner with certifications in Clinical Nutrition, Herbology, and Aromatherapy. She is a member of the American Holistic Healthcare Association and speaks on various topics throughout the year across San Diego county. Sandi lost 6 dress sizes and has kept it off for over 30 years and has been gluten & cow dairy free for more than 10 years after struggling with IBS, Sjögren’s Syndrome (auto immune disease), Asthma, Fatigue and Migraines. She has hands on understanding of many health issues and is dedicated in creating awareness that will impact our nation's focus on disease prevention with proper nutrition. Sandi is the author of Beyond Gluten A Healing Transition which is available on Amazon and at in the Marketplace. You can also learn more about Sandi here: Now in today's show with Sandi we talk about.....  In today's society, whether anyone should be eating gluten products Is it safe to eat gluten

  • Never Binge Again by Changing Your Emotional Relationship To Food

    15/01/2018 Duration: 51min

    Dr. Glenn Livingston is a veteran psychologist whose own personal jouney out of obesity inspired him to write the book Never Binge Again: Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person On the Food Plan of Your Choice. Glenn has spent decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating. He has worked with his own patients as well as over 40,000 participants in a self-funded research program. His work as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies in the food industry has given him a unique perspective on how psychology is used to market and sell food and food like substances to people. You can get the book for free in Kindle, Nook, and/or PDF format, plus a host of other free bonuses at In today's show with Glenn we talk about.....  The Lizard Brain and how it thinks The Emotional relationship to food: how does what you crave relate to your emotions How to create your own food rules and food plan The Toxic analogy and how to use

  • Lab Tests, Dairy Cravings, and Eating Healthy on a Budget with Kristin Thomas

    08/01/2018 Duration: 01h07s

    Kristin Thomas is a Holistic Health Coach (HHC) and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P) specializing in digestive and autoimmune health. Inspired by her own digestive health journey, she became certified at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) to fulfill her life's purpose as a healer. Today, she helps patients find their own path to digestive wellness using natural, practical and individualized diet, lifestyle, and supplementation techniques. You can learn more about Kristin and her work here: and Now in today's show with Kristin we talk about.....  Foods to avoid to see an impact in your health right away, even if you are already eating pretty well Which non-grain health food that can still be problematic for some people How to deal with dairy cravings and what ingredient to use that mimics the flavor of dairy very well Kristin's tips for eating healthy on a budget and how to minimize fresh food

  • Start the New Year Right: End Fatigue, Sleep Better, and Have More Effective Workouts with Dr. Sam Shay

    02/01/2018 Duration: 01h05min

    Get a head start on your New Year's Resolutions with these great tips from Dr. Sam Shay.

  • Daily Habits to Improve Fertility at Any Age with Dr. Aumatma

    25/12/2017 Duration: 50min

    Learn how to improve your fertility using a holistic approach with Dr. Aumatma, a holistic fertility specialist.

  • Anxiety: Food, Nutrients, and Amino Acids that Help; with Trudy Scott

    18/12/2017 Duration: 56min

    Learn what nutrients people with anxiety conditions are typically lacking despite eating clean, foods that trigger anxiety symptoms, and what amino acids to take if you are anxious or worried.

  • Healing Cancer Naturally with Radical Diet and Lifestyle Changes with Chris Wark

    12/12/2017 Duration: 59min

    In this episode Chris Wark shares his story on how he beat Stage 3 colorectal cancer.

  • Homeopathy, Recurring Childhood Dreams, and Trauma with Carol Lourie

    21/03/2017 Duration: 38min

    In today's episode, I chat with Carol Lourie. She is a functional medicine practitioner, naturopath, acupuncturist, and homeopath with over 30 years of experience in providing Integrative Healthcare. She uses her very own unique “Lourie Process” that combines functional medicine, clinical nutrition, naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, and Chinese medicine in order to help people find the root cause of their illness. I met Carol at an event in Berkeley, CA where her practice is located, and I am so happy to bring her on the show so she can share her pearls of wisdom from over 30 years of practice. Let's go chat with Carol!   What you’ll hear in this episode: The importance of taking a very detailed timeline to assess the root cause of a person's problem, and what to include in the timeline. The basic principle of homeopathy and why it can be a safe option for moms, babies, and during pregnancy. How recurring childhood dreams could have an impact on your life and health. Different categories of homeopathic r

  • The 4 B's of Insulin Resistance: Signs and Symptoms

    05/05/2016 Duration: 54min

      Welcome! My guest today is a repeat guest, Dr. Ritamarie, who is licensed in chiropractic, with certifications in acupuncture, nutrition, and herbal medicine. She specializes in thyroid, digestion, adrenal, and insulin imbalances. She has spent the last 20 years developing systematic ways of looking at the body and cracking even the most difficult health cases. She has found that insulin resistance is the cause of more than 50% of health problems! Let’s catch up with Dr. Ritamarie! What you’ll hear in this episode: Do you know the symptoms of insulin-resistance? Follow the Four B’s: belly fat, brain fog, burnout, and blood sugar imbalance. Why is insulin-resistance so important? It can cause cancer and cardiovascular diseases! Think of the standard American diet: full of breads, pasta, and sugary drinks. Increased sugar and insulin are stored as FAT! Dr. Ritamarie shares personal stories of the untimely deaths of her own parents. The blood tests that reveal insulin-resistance are fasting blood sugar and he

  • Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Vitality Through Detox

    01/05/2016 Duration: 57min

    Welcome! My guest today is Fran Sussman, a holistic practitioner since 1993 who has helped thousands of clients reclaim their health and vitality. She teaches people to heal their gut, balance hormones, reduce inflammation, heal their brains, combat Lyme disease, and much more. Her personal journey includes a full recovery from breast cancer and Lyme disease. Now, at age 62, Fran is grateful to live a life rich with purpose, joy, health, and vitality. Fran has a thriving private practice where she teaches online courses, including her Zen Vitality Detox, which integrates nutritional guidance, health retreats, and simple practices with huge payoffs for mind, body, and spirit. Join us! Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode: How Fran’s early interest in nutrition and the health problems of her two children prompted her journey as a holistic practitioner When traditional medicine didn’t have answers for her children, Fran did her own research and found natural solutions. It wasn’t long before others started a

  • Pelvic Pain and Integrative Women's Health with Jessica Drummond

    18/04/2016 Duration: 46min

    Welcome! Today’s guest is Jessica Drummond, who has helped patients and practitioners in her area of expertise in functional medicine. Our topic today is Pelvic Pain. Join us! Jessica discusses the following about Pelvic Pain: Jessica started out as a physical therapist, specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine. She worked with a patient recovering from breast cancer surgery, and began to specialize in women’s issues for the next ten years. Her focus has been on pelvic pain, sexual pain, fecal and urinary incontinence, pain during/after pregnancy, and pelvic organ prolapse. After the birth of her daughter in 2003, Jessica became sick with vague symptoms. Eventually, a few years later, she found a functional medicine doctor who was able to help, but she never realized that food would be part of her problem. No one had heard of “balancing hormones with food” at this time. Her eventual diagnosis was adrenal fatigue, and she felt relief to have some understanding and answers. Jessica dove into her persona

  • Toxic Ingredients in Skincare and What to Choose Instead

    11/04/2016 Duration: 54min

    Welcome to today’s show! Today we have our first repeat guest, Rachel Pontillo, who is an expert in holistic medicine and skin care. We had a great conversation the first time, but there is SO much more to discuss! Today we dig deeper with Rachel about creating your own skin care products. Join us! Rachel shares the following about skin care: As she battled acne as a kid, she became interested in specific ingredients in skin care products. She later attended aesthetic school and learned about ayurvedic herbs and treatments, including herbalism, aromatherapy, and cosmetic chemistry.  As Rachel experimented with mixing different ingredients, she wanted to create products that were shelf stable, and wanted to prove that she could make products with the same (or better!) quality as the super expensive ones at the spa. Rachel discusses reasons why you should make your own skin care products at home: Your products can be healthy and free from toxins. Your skin absorbs up to 66% of what is applied topically, so sk

  • From Incurable to Invincible: Overcoming Chronic Pain and Disease

    04/04/2016 Duration: 52min

    Welcome! My guest today is Marcie Peters, a holistic nutritionist and featured speaker. She is the best-selling author of You Are Not Broken: From Incurable to Invincible, to be released later this week. Marcie is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She founded The Health and Happiness Guide and the Transform Your Health World Summit. Join me as we hear Marcie’s story! Marcie shares the following about her life and work: In her early 20’s, Marcie began struggling with chronic health issues that began with flu-like symptoms. She was given no answers except for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and was told to manage her incurable symptoms with medications. Besides crippling fatigue, Marcie experienced body pain, digestive distress, cognitive dysfunction, migraines, weight gain, joint pain, and insomnia. Marcie began a 16-year journey with many ups and downs, but she finally found answers and changed her life! Her mission today is to help others bypas

  • Hormones and Gut Health with Bridgit Danner

    28/03/2016 Duration: 42min

    Welcome! Today’s guest is Bridgit Danner, a fellow podcaster who is passionate about women’s health. I met Bridgit at a conference in CA, and we connected immediately. Bridgit specializes in hormones and gut health, so those are our topics today. Join us! Bridgit shares the following: The Hormone Summit is Bridgit’s latest project. The summit includes 35 interviews around themes of hormone issues, PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, thyroid disorders, skin problems, sex drive, life stages, fertility, per-menopause, food, lifestyle, and supportive modalities. The dates are April 11-18; see Resources below for details! What we eat dramatically impacts our hormones! Pesticides and hormones in our food overload our bodies with toxins. We need good fats, leafy greens, and fermented foods. Signs of an unhappy gut include bloating, irregular bowel, food coma, heartburn, gas, migraines, and skin disorders. There are common trigger foods for migraines, general inflammation, and even Candida issues. “Very few people have a grea

  • Lyme Disease Diet, Testing, and More with Dr. Jay Davidson

    21/03/2016 Duration: 48min

    Welcome! My guest today is Dr. Jay Davidson, who is a doctor of natural functional medicine---AND a fellow Milwaukeean! He specializes in heavy metal detoxification and Lyme disease, treating these disorders from a natural perspective. Jay is a #1 national best-selling author, a husband, father, speaker, church elder, and former radio talk show host. He is hosting the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit coming up in April. Let’s talk to Dr. Jay! Our conversation covers the following: Dr. Jay got involved in Lyme disease treatment because his wife contracted the disease at age 7 and experienced brain swelling, a coma, and many health issues. After giving birth to their daughter almost four years ago, Mrs. Davidson went through a life or death health crisis; this began his intense focus on Lyme treatment. Dr. Jay explains the iSpot, his favorite test for Lyme and a tool for understanding the diagnosis. In the healing approach for Lyme, diet and food are #1. In 2007, Jay and his wife explored testing for heavy metal to

  • Lasting Weight Loss and Eating Right for Your Archetype with Melissa Kathryn

    14/03/2016 Duration: 51min

    Welcome! My guest today is Melissa Kathryn, who is a certified holistic nutritionist, weight-loss and lifestyle expert. She is a transformational coach and international best-selling author and speaker. She is the owner and founder of Melissa Kathryn, LLC, which is a holistic weight loss and lifestyle practice. From her home in California, Melissa helps hundreds of women around the world to transform their bodies and lives through the power of healthy living, nutrition, and fitness. Melissa has been featured in many publications and media shows. Her recent book is Eat Right for Your Archetype. You do not want to miss this conversation with Melissa! Melissa shares the following: Like many young women, Melissa remembers looking in the mirror, not liking what she saw, and attributing all of her problems to her weight. Emotional eating was the result as she became sensitive and over-reactive to body image issues. Melissa had an unhealthy relationship with her body and became a chronic dieter after college. Ten y

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