Podcast 6: Snapshot of Anxiety Assessment

In June, the Connectors Group discussed one of the assessments I developed for the book I am writing on Addressing the Physical Causes of Anxiety. The Snapshot of Anxiety Assessment reviews how to distinguish anxiety from functional hypoglycemia.

  • Introduction: 0-1.11 minutes
  • Part 1: GAD-7: 1.11-3.19 minutes
  • Part 2: Mind – Brain – Body Symptoms: 3.19-6.30 minutes
  • Part 3: Global Symptoms: 6.30-13.00 minutes
  • Part 4: Functional Hypoglycemia Score or the “It’s not in your head – it’s in your body” Score: 13.00-17.37 minutes
  • Identify what’s most important to you about reducing anxiety: 17.37-22.28 minutes

Podcast 5: Estrogen

In May's Connectors Group webinar, guest speaker Dr. Miranda Marti of Whole Life Medicine discussed:

  • Estrogen over a lifespan, Estrogen vs. Progesterone and the Brain, and Estrogen and Serotonin-Melatonin interactions (0-17 minutes),
  • Estrogen dominant conditions and how to balance estrogen (17--40 minutes), and
  • Anxiety and the Vagus Nerve, the connection with urinary incontinence, 3 steps for urinary incontinence, and the differences between vaginal Estrogen and hormone replacement therapy (40-53 minutes).

You can also watch video clips of this webinar on our Blog

Podcast 4: The Importance of Eating Breakfast

In the April Connectors Group we discussed how to deal with some of the challenges that come up when connecting with friends, family and colleagues. In this excerpt from that discussion, Dr. Allott talks about the importance of eating breakfast and how to use motivational interviewing as a tool to help people establish new habits around eating.

Podcast 3: How Full Are Your Buckets?

When all of our buckets are full or near full, we have less brain-space for other things. In this podast Dr. Allott introduces a helpful handout that will help put your commitments in perspective and help you to understand why sometimes the smallest of things may be forgotten or push you over an edge.

Based on the conversation during the March Connectors Group on the same topic, we put together a short handout capturing all the wonderful suggestions that were shared by participants during that session. The Bucket Handout is on page 2.

Podcast 2: Colds & Flus - How to feel better quicker

This podcast is a summary of the January 2017 Connectors Group webinar on how to prevent colds and flus and how to feel better quicker if you do get sick. It's the season of stuffy noses, aching muscles, coughs and headaches. Common daily interactions, no matter how careful we are, lead to sharing viruses and bacteria. These invaders slow us down and can even wipe us out.

Accompanying this podcast is a 4-page handout that includes:

  • 6 simple steps to feeling better quicker,
  • 5 steps for prevention,
  • A worksheet for a Plan to Get Better Faster, and
  • Guidelines for when to see a Doctor and how to get the most out of that visit.

Podcast 1: Dealing with Fatigue or Depression

In my first podcast I discuss some of the physical causes for fatigue and review a list of labs that I recommend that can help differentiate between fatigue and depression. In the podcast I reference my blog post with the same title, which may also be of interest.

I've created a sample letter that you can bring to your primary care physician, requesting the blood work discussed in the podcast, I hope this helps you start this discussion.

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