Functional Medicine 101 with Kristin Corbin of Stat Wellness
On Episode 27 of the Doc and Jock Podcast Dr. Danny and Coach Joe touch base with Kristin Corbin, a nurse practitioner who specializing in functional medicine, covering the ins and outs of global inflammation.
-The short of it is to reduce the amount of gluten, dairy, and sugar you are consuming. Don’t worry it’s not all bad and what you need to stop eating, we also get into what you can eat more of, high quality fats, protein, fruits and veggies.
-We also have an interesting conversation about the microbiology of the gut and why monitoring your bowls is important. Check out the Bristol Stool chart to make sure your operating correctly on the back end (http://www.continence.org.au/pages/bristol-stool-chart.html).
-Kristin believes wholeheartedly that performance is directly related to nutrient absorption. Some of the things that may be halting your absorption are being to clean, a lack of fermented foods, and not consuming bone broth. Some natural and anti-inflammatory herbs you should also be on the lookout for are ginger, garlic, and turmeric.
-Kristin also gives us some insight on researching quality functional medicine practitioners and some simple steps to get you started on your functional fitness journey. Know your B12, vitamin D, Iron, Inflammatory markers, and Adrenal markers.
– Kristen also talks a length about B12. How to test it, where to get it naturally and how you should supplement it.
-Adrenal fatigue is a favorite topic of Kristen’s. She summarizes the 3 stages of adrenal dysfunction, where cortisol plays a role, and what you need to do to manage dysfunction.
– DHEA is also come up as we discuss Adrenal Dysfunction. Should you take it, how much, and how does it benefit you?
– Kristin ends the talk with a step by step process to wake up like a 25 year old.
Check out Kristen’s Full Bio below and her webpage http://www.stat-wellness.com/
>Kristin’s medical background, she has seen firsthand the consequences of improper nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle. Kristin trusts that through proper fitness and nutrition, YOU can achieve a sense of TOTAL WELLNESS.
Over the past 8 years, Kristin has taught a variety of fitness classes including pilates/yoga fusion, spin, cardio kickboxing, HIIT, bootcamps, senior aerobics, kids fit and strength training. She is a certified Les Mill’s Body Pump instructor, AFAA group fitness instructor, ASCM and AFAA personal trainer, and SCW indoor/outdoor boot camp instructor.
As for nutrition, Hippocrates hit the nail on the head when he stated, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Food is our bodies main source of fuel. We want to make sure we are fueling our bodies with the proper nutrients to perform at its full capacity.
Kristin graduated Cum Laude from Georgia College and State University with her nursing degree 2011. Upon graduation, Kristin began her nursing career in the Emergency Room at Gwinnett Medical Center. During her time there, she obtained several certifications including, advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), basic life support (BLS), and trauma nurse core certification (TNCC).
Currently, Kristin is a family nurse practitioner at Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine. Through Western and Eastern Medicine, Kristin strives to provide unique, compassionate, and personalized care to each and every individual she sees. Book an appointment with her today at www.atlantaholisticmedicine.com
The following are links to Coaches, Establishments, and great folks mentioned in this Podcast – be sure to tell them Doc and Jock sent you!
Stat Wellness – http://www.stat-wellness.com/
Bristol Stool Chart – http://www.continence.org.au/pages/bristol-stool-chart.html
Mind Body Green – http://www.mindbodygreen.com/
Mark’s Daily Apple – http://www.marksdailyapple.com/
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