Study shows: People that isolate tend to get sick more often

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Dr. Shelly Sethi is a best-selling author and a board-certified family physician. In this episode, we discuss mind-body practices: meditation, and our need for connection. In the midst of a global pandemic, Dr. Sethi shares how the mind and body work together to support the immune system or influence disease.

What We Learn: 

  • 09:25 How your thoughts and mind can influence disease
  • 11:00 Her dad’s struggle with diabetes; eating; type a personality; being an immigrant
  • 21:23 C-section vs vaginal births, gut bugs, and autoimmune vulnerability
  • 25: 51 How chemicals in our water and food are influencing our health
  • 26:28 Could poor air quality be a diabetes diagnosis?
  • 28:42 The importance of using clean products on your skin, hair, makeup.
  • 30:10 With the spike of online beauty influencers; there’s also been a spike in counterfeit makeup. ( IE: makeup pallets full of lead, super glue, mercury)
  • 35:09 “Study shows: people that isolated themselves tended to get sick more often” (importance of community)
  • 35:51 Being with people = decrease stress, be happy, have enjoyable moments.
  • 38:06 Most doctors aren’t asking: Who are your friends? Who do you hang out with?
  • 38:45 We’re living so close together, but we don’t have a community
  • 39:28 How people didn’t get the same benefit from the virtual church
  • 40:03 We have to make time for friends, family and to meet our neighbors
  • 40:57 We are ultimately beings that need to tell our story.
  • 41:24 Making yourself busy and attending a lot of events is not the same as community

Helpful Links:

The Environmental Working Group website:  https://www.ewg.org/

Skin Deep website:  https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

Dr. Shelly Sethi’s website: http://www.drshellysethi.com/

The BS We Feed Ourselves Website: TheBSWeFeedOurselves.com

The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/

Shawna’s personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/