ep. 05 the one thing you need to do to beat pandemic stress naturally with dr. patti kim
“IN 2020, WE ALL HAVE AND UNDERLYING, LOW GRADE, CONSISTANT BUZZ OF STRESS AND OUR BODIES ARE NOT DESIGNED TO FUNCTION THAT WAY. IT’S KINDA LIKE LEAVING YOUR CAR ON ALL THE TIME.” – DR. PATT KIM
PODCAST EPISODE DESCRIPTION
Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist Dr. Patti Kim talks about her path to holistic medicine. From her fashion-forward college days at Notre Dame where she double majored in pre-med and studio art – a Leo rising flex if I’ve ever heard one – to using her intuition and a sign (both literal and figurative) to guide her into an alternative med school program back on the West Coast.
And, by the way, if you don’t know about rising signs yet, you’ll learn in this episode. We touch on the mask you wear in public and the way we naturally evolve into our moon sign, the truly authentic version of ourselves, as we near 40.
The real discussion though is around our health which has become a pertinent topic this year as we not only battle a pandemic but symptoms that have arisen from the stress of life in quarantine. The laundry list includes insomnia, anxiety, and weight gain. Any of these sound familiar? The true reason to address stress aside from these symptoms is that it leads to almost every disease out there.
Tackling this always starts with treating the whole person and getting to the root cause. A major differentiator between eastern and traditional medicine. Another is spending a lot more time listening to patients and prescribing Homeopathic remedies like vitamins, supplements, and acupuncture vs. the in-and-out with a bag of pharmaceuticals method you’ve probably noticed at your doctor’s office.
But the biggest remedy most often overlooked by western doctors? Nutrition. Dr. Patti Kim keeps it honest about sugar, cravings, and addiction. To get clients on track, her method is simple. Break it down into manageable pieces.
If you’re ready to get your body out of fight or flight mode in 2021, Dr. Patti Kim gives a list of natural tips and tricks that you can start using in the new year. There is one specifically at the top of her list. I know you’ve heard it before but she wholeheartedly believes this works miracles in your body and mind. She also mentions some other more unconventional practices. One of them will have you blasting your Spotify playlist at full volume. Gotta work that vagus nerve, y’all.
Prepare to get your mind blown from all of the health insights you hear. After you listen, chime in and let us know in the comments how pandemic stress has affected you and a tip you’ll be stealing from Patti to work through it.
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