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Today’s Show Hello, and welcome to season 8, episode 36 of  The JOY Factor Podcast! My guest today is Dr. Sue Williams Dr.Williams grew up in Iowa and earned her BA in Psychology at University of Iowa. She is a 2001 graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She specializes in Working with autoimmune diseases, Chronic Fatigue, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, LYME, MS, Hepatitis, cancer, ED, Asthma/Allregies, COPD, Macular Degeneration, Candida, Heart Disease, Mold toxicity, weight management. fertility issues and women’s health. Dr. Sue Williams vast health and wellness consultations over the past 18 years contributes to her ability to support individuals with chronic and acute conditions, she will refer individuals out as necessary. Sue Williams embraces her mission of helping individuals stay healthy and balanced. Whether it is with her extensive knowledge of supplementation, ability to balance prescription medications with natural remedies, knowledge of ideal range values for blood chemistry, or her understanding of hormone interactions and genetic impacts on the body she always strives to treat the root of the problem without suppressing symptoms. No matter what a patient is suffering from, she works with them to heal their entire life- from the foods they eat, to the activities they participate in, and the thoughts they think, to achieve whole-body restoration for each particular patient. What does the phrase joy factor mean to you? Today my joy factor is food. I love to eat and I love to cook as my love language. I put thought and care into the food we eat and for my family and am thankful for my ability to think about what we want to put into our bodies and feed our families.  What We’ll Learn Shop the parameters of the grocery store and eat as much organic food as possible. If you’re eating the skin of the food, try to buy organic. Sue recommends shopping at Aldi :).  If you’re feeling achy or stiff… What are you eating everyday? Evaluate your nightshade veggie consumption (tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, peppers) Joint pain/stiffness, headaches, chronic neck, back and shoulder pain are all signs of inflammation. Finger and feet swelling. Eat more apples- high in quercetin- anti-inflammatory. Find the joy in getting started with a concrete goal and plan to eat more veggies!  Tips to help empower you to add more vegetables to your diet Remember they are high in fiber- the more we have the more toxins can be washed out of our body.  Choose a vegetable you like. Half your plate should be vegetables. Try some new vegetables. Very easy to roast your vegetables. Cauliflower rice is a great addition to most diets- tasty and easy to season. Ask- how do I make fresh foods and what is the easiest way to do it? Saute Pressure cooking/Instant Pot. Add more beans to your diet! Do it with love. Emotional and Mental Tips See food as healing for the body What does my body need to feel strong and healthy? Ask good questions:  Why am I eating this? Will these chips make me feel better after I eat them?  What side effects from the food am I getting? Is there a better choice for me? If I don’t have a better choice can I have my quick fix choice (chips etc.) can I have only one serving? Tips for Eating Mindfully Pausing to ask: Where does your food come from? Say a prayer of thanks for the food Eat your food as slowly as possible Enjoy the textures, smells, multiple flavors Slow down and savor! Resources Mentioned 30 Day Diabetes Miracle Cookbook Foxpoint Spice-Great for vegetables Justice Spice Connect with Sue Williams: [email protected] Thank you for Listening It is a true honor to bring this podcast to you and I am so grateful that you took the time to listen. If you enjoyed the show, please share it with your friends and family. The JOY Factor Podcast Do you have a second to complete this brief listener survey? It he
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