Do You Have Digestion Problems In North Georgia and Gainesville?

Hello and welcome again to the winter wellness podcast here at winter wellness calm. My name is Mike Stewart. I’m here with Dr. JACK winter. Our resident expert on all things wellness. And jack, are you ready to talk about a new subject today?

Yes, Mike, I am ready.

Well, I heard that you want to talk about digestive problems. And you know, I have had my share. I have a hiatal hernia, I’ve had acid reflux. I know what GERD is. I mean, there are so many problems. I personally, when I started changing my diet, not drinking anything alcoholic. And of course, there’s a couple other things that I have pulled out. You know, a lot of those things improve, but I want to hear what your take on digestive problems, the ones that people have and what winter wellness can do to solve those problems.

Good. Mike, let’s talk about that. By the way, congratulations on doing the things you’ve done. To encourage people to do the same thing you’ve done as well. I know when you get results like that is more encouragement. To keep on going. So I just kind of want to give an overview about, again, when people have digestive problems. What do you think is drugs? And the only answer? We’re finding Actually, that’s not really the only answer. And sometimes that’s not even the answer. So I’ll just give you an example of a man that came into my office. He was having 1012 bowel movements a day. When he left his home, he had to figure out what where he could stop along the way to find a restroom because he couldn’t make it from one place to another. Can you imagine 10 to 12 bowel movements a day. They’re usually loose stools, and each episode was explosive when he had the involvement. This process went on for years. It was actually just ruin and ruin his life. What was happening? This process is he went to the doctors and he tried the medication and they suggested fine got to the point that he had the body section, and he wasn’t ready to do that. He said there’s got to be some other reason. So He had a chance and opportunity to come work with us. And I want to tell you some things about this whole process. Before I tell you how this result came out to be. What he had, by the way, what they diagnosed with him was irritable bowel syndrome, like you mentioned earlier about girls and hiatal hernias, and these are all part of that digestive problem. So we’re going to talk about that whole overview of all these kinds of things are going on to people with digestive problems are having now.

So I looked up and this they tell us about 79% of Americans have digestive problems at some point or another. 79% is a large number, it’s into the millions. So what’s sad about this is that when people have these kinds of problems when they go to their doctor, but doctors don’t really have any good tests to find out. What do you really have here? You have, like blood tests, or stool samples, do x rays do tissue analysis and biopsies. So they’re looking for the problem, but they don’t have any definitive way to say this is really what your problem is. And this is what we have to solve. Your problem. So the diagnosis has been so scanty at this point that people become confused. Now the fact that doctors are confused about what really the problem really is. So here’s some of the names that people get from this digestive, gastrointestinal, gastrointestinal means it comes into your mouth and goes down through your stomach and your large, small and large intestine out your ball. That’s called gastro intestinal involvement. So anywhere along the way, you can have a problem with any of those areas. So they have a thing called GERD, like you mentioned that earlier. Goods means gastro esophageal reflux response, that’s what that means. And people a lot of people have that swallow, they can feel stuff in their throat. I didn’t go down or didn’t stay down, but they lay down it all comes back up again. You mentioned ear to wall syndrome. irritable bowel syndrome is active Oh, it’s actually inflamed. It’s painful to swelling, a lot of sharp pain and oftentimes, you’ve heard of also also to pull out Does all sorts actually in the large and small intestine is a chronic inflamed ball, acid reflux, or acid indigestion many people have and take things for that. By the way for years, heartburn, like you mentioned hiatal hernia, we see that a lot at the stomach that actually comes up into the esophagus, which is by the way, all fixable things, constipation and diarrhea. These are all part of gastrointestinal involvement. So all these names just described as there’s some kind of problem somewhere along the way, is causing your body not to digest properly or have a lot of pain as well along the way. So what the doctors are trying to do is take the very best guess they can give you something okay, we’ll solve that problem. That works. That was wonderful. And then we’ll try something different. What we’re always trying to do is find out the problem and correct the beat problems we can we do that now eliminate the problem. So here’s how you might see somebody out there you might see gap might see you stomach distension the eating certain kinds of kinds of foods and how to backup your system, you have to bring it back up to birth it back up. You have stomach or Donald pain or swelling, you’d have diarrhea or constipation, which by the way will find a lot of people constipation like it’s, it’s almost epidemic out there.

And you’re also just adult pain which also is fine like a dry cough, heartburn, even some asthmatic problems are coming from gastrointestinal problems. So, those are some of the many conditions that existed out there. But along with that you can have these things that are attributed to gastrointestinal problems, chronic fatigue, aches and pains just all over your body. decrease in your immunity reactions and itching, especially in the rectum area but can be on your skin as well. A lot of psychological problems. Again, when you don’t feel good, affects you emotionally. So now you’re irritable More often you’re angry and frustrated. Because these problems are consistent, persist. Every time you have a meal or you don’t don’t eat, you have the same kinds of problems after well, psychologically, they’re involved as well. So let’s look at some of the solutions to these problems and make you’ve done a good job. And you talked about diet and diet is number one. We’re always looking to people’s diet. And a lot of people say, Well, I’d like to change my diet, but I don’t really know what to do with that. And that’s one things we talked about in the office. And we’ll lay things out to them that how can they change the diet in such a way that one step after another they get get an improved their diet. And as you’ve done like, and if we have people do as well, we have to change the pattern. The learner pattern is causing these problems. You guys came some kind of a pattern and look at what you’re doing. How can we make it better? That’s what we’ll talk about in our office. Well, I was looking at live foods, that food come from the grocery store that actually outside the grocery store, fruits and vegetables, we want to put those into the system and we’re also talking about toxic water. When people are in the system because the water keeps flushing this catchment tester system out. I’m gonna think about live foods, by the way, because we’re thoughtful about the rubbish called Live enzymes to actually help the ball do its job digest that food and break it down. And then we also want to talk about other aspects of your life. Not just diet, but also exercise movement. And that extra doesn’t mean lifting weights. That means out there walking, moving around, going for hikes, yoga, if you like to do their bodies you like to event any activity gets body moving on why that happened because those muscles actually need that ball, help things move along the way and keep the guests on test the system, clear the movie. Also, we’re talking about emotional stress. You know a lot of things that people don’t want to talk about but don’t realize it have some kind of action on your body and when you’re stressed out, it affects how you breathe your short, tight breath affects the justice system. stomach is tight and Here’s the ball. So, the emotional states, big play big card here, as well as some people look at just laugh or smile more, get involved in living your life and enjoy your life and relax, because it’s all has to relax to do its job doesn’t have to have that tension especially put into it. And right now we’re kind of hovering around the corner virus pandemic, that stress a lot of people out that fear is affecting the gastrointestinal system as well. So give some WC field films or Laurel hardy films or three stooges or something, you get out there and laugh. I like Kevin Hart, personally. So people kinds of things you can do to get yourself laughing and relax here. Beyond that, find yourself a reputable health care provider. Someone who can help you realign your system get your body back for optimal health. Remember you buy is a self healer. It’s once a year this process is going to if you’re going to a health care professional that can help you relax allergist or chiropractor acupuncturist nutritionist, massage therapist, an exercise coach will be helpful to you just a natural path. You know, I’m a kinesiologist. So I’m really thoughtful about mutuality and how important it is and our system.

Can you say ology work with the whole body and our approach Not only is just physical but nutritional, emotional as well. So I like person, whole body approach. So I want to kind of like give a kind of a kick of what we do here. We’re wellness centers. We’ve been here for 37 years and the Gainesville Hall, county area, Georgia. We’ve had an opportunity working actually thousands of people with nutritional and aspects of healthcare, and certainly gastrointestinal system is foundational to your healthcare. But as we’re looking at the process of what we’re doing here, it’s difficult for many people to understand what chiropractor Can you tell us who helped me? Well, what we’ve done to give you the confidence of what we do We’ve actually developed about 130 different videos of people with all kinds of conditions, from cirrhosis of the liver to autoimmune disease, and cancer and chronic fatigue. And yes to irritable, irritable bowel and how hernias to insomnia. We put those videos out there because we want you to be able to understand you’re just like all the other people that came to our office and they got there as well. If you have the confidence, they see the content they got from what we did with them. And we’re not trying to throw that confidence in you as well. So by the way, I want to finish up that one story with you about the fella came in with intent to cause drama today. He know he’s working out two jobs. He has three to four Bob moments a day, half of those, most of those actually formed stores now. So his bowels are not clearing the way he’s supposed to. He’s starting to get he’s looking for a third job now. So now he has by telling him to live his life again. So that possibility happens not just with him but with you as well. So, again, in our, our office, the winter Wellness Center, we have a nutritionist board, I think the best in the world and in our staff, we’re going to find your problem, we’ll find out which ones we need to deal with, which areas of bio concern with yours and how we can solve that problem. And want to give you the competence, you know, that’s possible for you. What you could do here at this point is make the phone call, which is 7780536 6600. Go to winner wellness.com or just a website and you’re gonna find it’ll take you to those videos in that you make a phone call and have a conversation with you as well. So, Mike, we look forward to helping the people that have these kind of conditions and don’t have to live with them anymore.

That’s awesome. Dr. JACK, I mean, I know that you guys make a huge difference in all of the folks that live in the Gainesville, Georgia area. So you know, I’m saying So glad that you’re doing these podcasts because you’re giving out the information that can make a difference in so many people’s lives in your in your local area. So folks, be sure to subscribe to this winter wellness.com podcast, you can check it out at winter wellness comm we’re in Apple, Google, Spotify and on Android, and all you have to search in any of the places that you get podcasts is winter wellness, and you’ll see jack and Jane’s picture there. And more importantly, it’s very easy. It’s just one touch, subscribe. Get this information. Know that when you have any health challenges, be sure to check out winter wellness and winter wellness.com and until next time, jack. Thanks for all your great information. Thank you, Mike.

Gainesville Georgia, Here’s Pandemic Nutrition Facts You Need To Know

Hello again, it’s Mike Stewart with the Winter Wellness Podcast and I’m here with a nutrition expert, Ms Jeanne Winner, a nutritionist at the Winter Wellness Center. Today we’re going to be talking because it is April 2020 and of course we’re all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve been quarantined for many, many weeks now. The thing is, is pandemics have been around since the history of man. There’s all kinds of things where the different viruses and bacteria diseases have ravaged the world. We’re in the midst of something that’s really common in history, so we really need to have more ideas and suggestions to prepare for the future. From your perspective as the expert nutritionist at Winter Wellness Center, Jeanne, I hope you can share some new ideas and suggestions that we all need to consider and implement in our lives. Welcome to the podcast, Jeanne.

Well, thank you very much Mike. I think the real pandemic here is the fact that we as a whole have been neglecting our body through working and throwing our nutritional needs by the wayside. You think about how often that you’re pressed to grab something to eat or not eat. Sometimes when you grab something to eat, it may not be quite the most nutritious food for you. Today I thought we would just talk about how the immune system works. We did talk about that in an earlier podcast, but I wanted to go into some things that you can do on a regular basis to offset the damage that’s being done by poor diet and also by allowing too much toxicity to build up in the body.

The wonderful thing about the body’s immune system that literally the whole body is involved with protecting itself from invaders. You think about your elimination system, your body eliminates toxins. Your liver neutralizes poisons and toxins and removes them from the body. You want to make sure you have a good elimination system and never allow yourself to become constipated for very long. You want to make sure that toxins are flowing out of your body and in a proper way. When we’re looking at the immune system that not only involves your body, but there are specific organs. We did talk about the bone marrow, how immune cells are actually created there from STEM cells and then they are transported to other glands and organs to mature and diversify as different cells. We’re not going to talk about that as much as we’re going to talk about the way the immune system functions.

Yes, you look at your immune system as your protection against disease and damage from foreign bodies that can invade such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Viruses aren’t the only things that can invade the body. You can also have bacterial invasion, bacteria infections. Parasites are also all things that your body can protect you from. The key is to have an immune system that works. Obviously what is bringing to our attention is that many people nowadays do not have an immune system that is working properly. It’s malfunctioning. They’re very high risk for infections that are viral in nature and otherwise. When your immune system is working properly, and we will talk about how to keep it working properly, that immune system is able to identify and detect viruses, bacteria, parasites and other foreign bodies that are threats, that can be threats and damage the body itself. These immune cells are able to distinguish these as threats and not as part of the body itself. That’s pretty amazing.

When these immune cells recognize this invader, immediately antibodies are created that are specific and target that threat. Let’s say it’s a specific virus such as COVID-19 then that virus, if that immune system is working properly, is recognized. Antibodies are created to target and destroy that particular virus and even more amazing once that virus is disposed of, your immune system remembers that virus or that other pathogen. If it gets back into your system, it is immediately recognized, attacked and destroyed. We do have this amazing defense system, but we want to understand it and we want to keep it working. Let’s talk a little bit about when it isn’t working and why that happens.

An immune system that isn’t working well is what we call malfunctioning. That is usually due to a deficiency of specific nutrients that has occurred over too long of a period of time. It can also be due to an overload of toxins, in the case of someone who has a very poor or very bad elimination system, or we are exposing our bodies or ingesting way too much chemical infiltration than our body can handle. The result of that is our immune system malfunctions and it doesn’t do the job that it could do. We become subject to infections and autoimmune disease. Infections that are reoccurring, if you get an infection, your body should be able to handle that. You may have to bring in extra help such as immune boosters in herbs that have the ability to help your defenses to handle an infection. In the case of serious infection, then you may have to take stronger steps and that would be through your medical and holistic practitioners. I would not suggest that you try to handle an infection on your own unless you are an expert at it.

When that immune system isn’t working correctly and it is malfunctioning, that’s when a person becomes high risk and eventually does get infections and autoimmune disease. What is an auto immune disease? I’ll give you some examples. If it involves the thyroid that is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. If it involves your joints, that is called rheumatoid arthritis. If it involves your whole body, it’s called lupus. That is a spleen auto immune disease. When the immune system is malfunctioning due to deficiencies or overload of toxins, chemicals, and an inefficient elimination system, then what happens is this person can develop an auto immune disease. Before that even happens, the person can develop inflammatory challenges, joint inflammation, gut inflammation, skin inflammation. That often manifest as eczema, psoriasis, red patches, red breakouts on the skin, a host of signals that tell you that they’re your body is inflaming.

What can we do about this? How can we boost our own immune system? Now, obviously if you have an auto immune disease or are subject to inflammations and infections, then you definitely need the advice of an expert in that area. I wouldn’t suggest that you try that on your own, but things you can do on a daily basis to keep your immune system optimized. We’ll talk about number one would be optimizing your vitamin D level. Why is that important? It’s important because vitamin D is your transport for very important nutrients that are needed for immune function. The problem is that most people do not get enough sunlight and especially through the winter days and a lot of rainy days that we’ve had all and it’s cold outside, so most people do not get enough sunlight exposure unless they live in a more tropical area. The reason you want sunlight exposure is because that’s how your body makes vitamin D. Your body is able to make vitamin D which transports nutrients, specifically calcium and other nutrients to the bloodstream so that your cells can get it and utilize it. Specifically your immune cells need calcium and essential fatty acids in order to be able to move around and do the work that they need to do.

If you’re not able to get into the sunlight and you live in an area where it is dark most of the time, then you will need to supplement. If you’re taking vitamin D3 you need at least 1,000 to 5,000 IUs a day, but no more than that. It’s just as bad to take too much supplemental vitamin D than it is not to take enough so you don’t want to exceed the 1000 to 5,000 IUs daily. A happy medium would be somewhere in between there. Every chance you get, get some sunlight exposure. You don’t need to be in the sun for hours and hours and hours. Just 20 to 30 minutes is plenty of exposure on major parts of the body, like your legs and your arms.

The second thing I wanted to talk about and most people aren’t going to want to hear this, but it is an actual fact, limit or completely remove, resolve that you’re going to completely remove sugar from your diet. When we’re talking about sugar, we’re not just talking about the table sugar. We’re also talking about starches that turn quickly turn into sugar, so you may not like sweets and desserts, but you may love potato chips and other chips and lots of starches, so it’s the same difference. Look, if you do a sugar cleanse, which is good to do, I’m not saying if you cannot completely eliminate sugars forever, eliminate them periodically for at least 30 days and you will see a remarkable change being freed from blood sugar imbalances, sugar cravings and weight gain. Those are just side benefits, but your immune system is going to be boosted just by eliminating sugar from your diet because sugar decreases your immune function and it inhibits the activity of your immune cells.

You got to think about what that sugar is doing it. Number one, most people have what we call insulin resistance and so they’re not able to produce normal amounts of insulin. For example, if you eat an apple, which should be perfectly healthy to do in its natural state, your body should make just enough insulin to drive the sugar from the apple into your cells and then your cells will use that for energy. However, in the case of most of us who have eaten way too much sugar and carbs through our lifespan, we’ve created a problem called insulin resistance where the cells in our bodies no longer accept that insulin normally and convert it into energy, so the insulin just becomes higher and higher in the bloodstream. When that happens, this creates inflammation. Heart disease kills the immune response and so forth and so on.

Now that is a good thing to do. Wouldn’t you agree? How do you do that? Well, the keto diet, you can do a modified version. You don’t have to do a keto that where you have to check your ketones. People do that who are wanting to lose a lot of weight. In this case, we just want to activate our immune system and remove inflammation and get the insulin resistance resolved in our bloodstream. What is good to do is maybe a 30 day keto, a modified keto type diet. By that I don’t mean run out and buy a bunch of products that say keto and a bunch of candy that says keto or bars that say keto. I’m talking about focusing on intermittent fasting, increasing healthy fats, reducing sugars and eating protein adequate. Your focus would be on vegetables and proteins and healthy fats such as avocados, coconut oil, fish oil, and olive oil.

The third thing that I wanted to talk about is getting six to eight hours of good, deep, restful sleep every night. Now I know inability to sleep is a big problem right now. And so you may be thinking, “Okay, so how am I going to do this? I can’t sleep at all and I’m having to take not only medications to sleep, but other things on top of that and I still don’t sleep well.” Work on getting, you may not be able to get six to eight hours of good sleep, but you can start working on that, working with that being your goal. And if you are not able to sleep and you are on medication, then you want to consult your practitioners about how they can help you get sleep.

On your end, what you can do is eliminate electronic devices by your bedside. Do not sleep with your cell phone under your pillow or on your nightstand. Turn off your TV, cover it with a quilt or other blanket. Make sure it’s dark in the room and go to bed earlier. Don’t stay up till midnight or one o’clock working on your computer unless you work at night and then hoping that you will fall asleep. You have to allow your body’s circadian rhythm to relax in the evening. Give yourself some relaxed time in a darkened room. Then if you put your body in a routine, eventually you will be able to sleep. This is important because during that restful sleep, that is when your body is actually repairing the damage that was done to your cells during the day. It’s repairing the cells and it’s also repairing any damage that was done from stresses during the day. That sleep is when your body is actually healing itself. It’s extremely important.

The last thing I’m going to talk about is moderate exercise and by that we mean walking, bike cycling, some aerobic exercise. If you haven’t done this in a while, I suggest only doing this for as long as you can tolerate five minutes, two minutes if that’s it, but then work up to 10 minutes. Work up to 20 minutes and do that regularly, two or three times a week. Every day if you can. Make it a habit to be able to park a little further out from the grocery store. There are many ways that you can enlist to get exercise. Why do you want to get exercise?

Well, number one, it increases your circulation and it promotes the elimination of the toxins that enter your body every day from the food you eat, the air we breathe and the processes that our body is doing. Your body is filtering all these toxins out and removing those so when you move your body, you help this muscle function to optimize. Moderate exercise also reduces stress and of course this is our end goal, optimizes our immune system function. The key is to get the immune system working to keep it working, give it the support it needs and eat the foods that are conducive to a good, strong immune system.

Now if you’re speaking about foods, if you need to boost your immune system, then you can use the medicinal mushrooms such as the shiitake, the cordyceps, the reishi, the maitake mushrooms. The herbs that you can use are echinacea, goldenseal. Also your vitamins, vitamin C, a good whole food vitamin C rather than large doses of ascorbic acid are what are actually needed. Zinc in its pure form, in a food form, that is also needed. But these work only if you are taking the necessary steps on a regular basis to keep your body’s health and immune system optimized. I hope this has been some food for thought there for you.

Jeanne, I’ll tell you what, there have been so many great nuggets of information that everybody should have paid attention to this. This was enough information for five podcasts. It was great. I encourage everybody to listen to this podcast over and over again, implement the things Jeanne has recommended and go to winterwellness.com to learn more how you can work with these fabulously talented people in making you a better healthy person. And so more importantly, share us on social media, be sure to tell people about the podcast. Subscribe on Apple, Google, and Spotify. And Jeanne, we’ll see you next time on the Winter Wellness Podcast.

Gainesville Georgia, What To Do For Pandemic Prepartion

Hello everybody and welcome to the Winner Wellness Podcast with your host, Mike Stewart, and resident expert, Dr. Jack Winner. As of today in April 2020, and I want to timestamp this because you might be listening to this far in the future, but as of today, April 2020, we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. So Dr. Jack, what are your ideas and suggestions for us to prepare for the future?

Well, Mike, that’s a great idea because if it’s happening now, it certainly could happen in the future. So Mike, what I’d like to do is going to take our listeners through this process so they begin to see really what’s going on.

First of all, let’s start with what we already know. At this point, and this is April of 2020, there’s 42,000 deaths worldwide that we reported. The 42,000 seems like a large number. However, I looked back at last year for the CDC, which is our agency that looks at disease processes in America, and come to find out last year they had anywhere from 24 to 65,000 people die of the flu. Now this is actually what this pandemic is, Coronavirus-19, is actually a flu, which is a virus is actually in the system. So we had 24 to 65,000 in the last year. We didn’t consider that pandemic. That’s just normal flu season. In fact, that’s actually what it was.

So I had a chance also … So again, I want to bring this to light with people because again we now start to play off of fears here, when people are doing things out of fear that because we’re being told by the news media this is a pandemic, this is terrible. So let’s talk about what’s this really doing to us as a society. By the way, I just to put some things in perspective or by the way also again, I told you there’s 42,000 people that we think died from the flu. Now we’re not even sure they really died from that virus, but we’re just going to take it for granted that maybe that’s true. But to give you a perspective here, last year, 647,000 people died of heart attacks. 800,000 people died of suicide. Cancer, 558,000 died of cancer.

Diabetes last year … 1.6 million people died of cancer and 187,000 of those were children. So we start looking at all these numbers and say 42,000 compared to again just suicides in this country is we’re really out of balance here. If we were to go after some kind of pandemic, we should go after heart attacks or suicides. So again, what I think we’re a little out of balance on this one. So when we consider as a pandemic or not, suicide would be considered a pandemic. So right now, our healthcare professionals are saying that now we need, or we have to have vaccine. If we had a vaccine that would stop a lot of this. Again, last year we didn’t have vaccines for that flu or we thought we did to some degree, but we still have that many people dying. So let’s just talk about the virus to put this into perspective as well.

Did you know that the viruses of the body reproduce every 20 to 30 minutes? Not days and months, every 20 or 30 minutes. We know there’s more than a thousand different viruses in your system that are consistently, continually, you produce it all the time. So to go after some kind of a vaccine to stop this problem, as soon as we find one, it’s going to change again. You kind of see it’s changing this all the time. So it’s difficult to find out to say, well, if we get a flu shot, it’s going to solve our problems. We know better than that now.

So another thing we’re looking at is also that we have viruses in our body all the time. It’s consistent. If we’re going to start doing some testing now, and the healthcare professionals have worked real hard to say we can test everybody and they’ve started to come up with the idea that we’ll design this testing procedure and then we can work with this testing procedure.

I don’t know if you all know this right now. Right now we can find cancer cells in your body. You can find those. Does that mean you have cancer? No. You have the cells which are called undifferentiated cells in your body. Does that mean you’re going to have cancer? It doesn’t mean you have cancer. It just means you have cancer cell. How about herpes zoster or shingles? That viruses is in your body. Most of the people have had mumps or measles. That virus is still in your body. If we do a test, we are going to find that virus in your body. It doesn’t mean you’re going to have viruses from shingles and/or herpes zoster. Not necessarily. But then we’re going to talk about immune system, why that would happen. But those viruses are still in your body anyway.

But also all … I also think we have to advise on right now is bacteria, molds, funguses, those are also found in your body. They are found throughout your lifetime. Does that mean you get sick and that’s a pandemic? No, that doesn’t mean that at all. It just means you’re sitting in your body. So it probably comes back to the fact that we have a problem with the immune system. That’s what the problem is. And then you’ve all known and heard about this before: Somebody who has what we consider the coronavirus, that person dies, but the family members don’t die. They didn’t get the vaccination. How did that possibly happen? It’s called resistance. The higher the resistance, the more likelihood that you’re not going to have the problem. So a problem, it really is resistant and that’s what we’re working toward. We want to increase your immunity, what they call it. You constantly hearing in the news, they’re talking about humanity, how important that is.

It is the ultimate importance. That’s what we’re going to. So if we’re going to look this possibility of a pandemic again next year, where we need to look at it is our immune system, each and every one of us with our immune system. That’s some kind of shock we put on our system. But how we actually do the things daily to make sure our systems are healthy.

So let’s talk a bit about immunity. Now last week in our podcast, we talked about white blood cells. White blood cells are the new guys that float through your blood system and their job is to seek out viruses and bacteria and mold and mildew. Their job is to seek those out and kill those. And they do a great job as long as everything works well. So what we find with people that have the problem is their system actually has the white blood cells and that’s not new. That’s everybody’s got those. The problem is the system has too many fires to put out. What I mean by that, when there’s so many things going on in your life, like the body says, No, I got bacterial growth. I got stress in my family and I’m not eating properly. I’m working too hard. All those things basically break the body down.

We talk a lot about if we see the body from three perspectives and I mean when we all get down here, I want to lay those perspectives out so you can very naturally begin to change these things for the next year. Here’s what we see. Physically, your body can breakdown physically, chemically, or emotionally. Let’s start with physically. What we found is people are too sedentary. They sit too much. They don’t want to move too much. We want that to happen because we want to increase blood flow. It’s what movement does. That blood now is taken all over yourself, all over your body into each cell killing bacterial and viral infections. So circulation is necessary.

Also is you’re physically moving. Your muscles are also pushing the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is like the garbage pail system of the body. It’s actually taking those toxins out of your system, taken through the heart and kidney and eventually up the urinary system out your body. We’re taking those toxins back out and that’s got a flow and that’s where water helps us so much to make that happen.

Also, we’re finding people are not sleeping so well. We find that almost that’s an epidemic out there, that people are not sleeping well from generalized stress. I’ll talk about stress in just a moment. Also pains. We have pains. Oftentimes we say, “Oh, I’ll just take some kind of medication or something to make the pain go away.” But that pain is going on and your body is alerted, the pain is there. It’s still an energy to solve that problem. If it’s still an energy to do that or hold that problem off, your body now has another fire it has to put out. So we want those fires put out. We don’t want the body to be physically going through a lot of activity that it has to deal with. It can’t deal with immunity.

Next thing we’re very thoughtful about is chemically. What’s happened to our society, and you can look around this and see this for yourself. Last 20 years, the overweight population in this country has dramatically increased, obviously increase in diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, obesity, is due to our poor diets. What I would ask you to do over time is look at your diet. You got to change that. You want to give your body the possibility and the opportunity to heal itself with good food. Remember food is your medicine. All the pesticides, herbicides, they’re putting on food, the additives are the things that are actually hurting you. Getting good food in your system is necessary so the body doesn’t have to put that fire out as well.

The last thing we see with people is emotional breakdown. People are stressed out. They’re dramatically stressed out now, more than they’ve been in a long, long time. Loss of a family member, fear, anger and frustration. All those things run rampant in our society. And the more they do that, the more fires they add to your body that you have to deal with. There’s an interesting statistic I looked up. You realize that more people die at Christmas time in the years than any other time of the year? Pretty interesting idea. What’s going on with that? What we find is that people are holding themselves emotionally into a position where they can make it through Christmas, then die shortly after on New Year’s. Statistics are very high in that number.

Knowing that the emotional stress of your body affects your physical body as well. So you mean, stress is causing death? Absolutely. What you’re doing with the newspapers and the media that are stressing people out are actually pushing them toward a broken down immune system which we got to bring it back up and maintain as well.

Right. So, that’s kind of the problem. Again, so how are we going to solve that? Well, the first thing we ask you to do is clean up your diet. So just real basic things here. First thing, when you walk into a grocery store, walk on the outside aisles of the grocery store. That’s where the live food is. In other words, fruits, vegetables. Those types of things we want to get into the systems. We want to go with as much as … If we can, as much organic and live food as we can. The reason is because they have vitality and energy. They are healers of the body. Remember: food is your medicine. The better the food, and healthier you’re going to be.

Also water. You can’t overlook water. It’s a basic foundation of your system. Consider the body is 70% water. You got to have that water in the system. How much water? What kind of water? What we like here a lot is hydrolyzed water; you want water that has electrical charge. If you can’t do that, just clean your water up as much as you can. Filter it and get the chlorides and fluorides out of your water, doing it as naturally as you can, and hope anywhere from 24 to 64 ounces of water a day would be a great way to go about things. You can do more if you choose to.

Then also consider a thing called fasting. What fasting is, it’s an area, a time in your day, where you stop, actually stop eating and let your body heal itself. If you can remember back to caveman time, those guys weren’t eating three meals a day. They had a meal today. That was great and they might miss tomorrow and the next day. They did a thing called fasting. When they were fasting, their body became stronger, more vital. They were thinking more clearly because they had. They had to make the body work and have to make a living. So fasting is something we don’t do. Now we overeat. So we reverse that when we actually stop eating and let the body heal itself. You might just want to consider maybe a day a month or just go from the evening meal through until your lunchtime meal and give your body a chance to heal back up, getting out some of these fires.

And also next thing we’d like to do besides the diet, we’d like to look at exercise on a regular basis. What a lot of people say, well, I exercised really hard last week but I didn’t exercise this week. Well, we got to be consistent. So find some kind of exercise you choose to do. Then get with some friends, which is a wonderful way to go about this because you guys can go out and socialize and exercise at the same time or join a gym or just go out for a walk and just get outside, get some fresh air. Also, there’s obviously yoga, Pilates, join a dance class, get involved in some kind of martial art, pickle ball, anything you do just to get the body moving and make it fun. If you make it fun, you have a chance and tendency to make it, do it on a regular basis. Again, you’re building your immunity by that movement.

And then lastly is take time emotionally with yourself each day. If that’s a prayer, that’s meditation, that’s having conversation with somebody, some way to kind of get out of your head and let your body work with the mind, exactly clear and healthy. So we can get the negative thoughts out of your head. You can go online. A lot of YouTube and Facebook and podcasts, like this podcast here to talk about things that you might want to consider. They give you an open possibilities that you haven’t thought about before. This is a wonderful time to live because there’s so many people out there with great information on these podcasts and again, YouTube and Facebook, but you can hear other ideas and just have to think about those ideas will withstand you again.

Then finally is to find and follow a healthcare professional. Someone who sees your body as a whole. Someone who helps empower you. You can use positive things like positive mindsets, exercise and good food to help the body heal itself. Put the body back into a state of harmony, in a state of peace.

So to sum all this up, just be conscious about your food. Make sure you’re eating foods as organic as much as you can. Move, exercise, keep moving the system that’s helping all parts and portions of your body, not just your legs and upper body, but the whole body as well. Hands and fingers and neck, so forth. But also be positive. Think about what you want. Your mind is going to go someplace. Put your mind on something you want to have. Power, priority, power of positive thinking. Be around people that are happy and upbeat. Smile. Make this life easy and enjoyable. The challenge is going to be there and you can deal with the challenges, but when you’re healthy, it’s a lot easier to make that happen.

Very finally, stick with professionals. Find a professional that is actually thoughtful about your body as a self healer and do the things they ask you to do, follow through. Use them as a coach to help you prepare for the years to come instead of patterning your life. They actually will help you be healthy and put all these fires out. So Mike, in a nutshell, these are our possibilities and this is where we can go if people decide this is not going to happen again. We don’t need this pandemic thing to happen.

Well, I can’t believe all the great information you’ve given today. Pandemic or no pandemic, this is just the way you should live if you want to have a healthy, prosperous life physically and emotionally. And so thank you again for such great information. Obviously folks, Google Winner Wellness. If you want to get in touch with Dr. Jack, you can go to winnerwellness.com, and there are all kinds of ways that you can connect with him and do the things to have a better life. And more importantly, share this podcast on social media. Subscribe to it in Apple, Google, and all the popular places, Spotify, where you can get podcasts and know that we are here to make it better for you. So thanks again, Dr. Jack.

You’re sure welcome, Mike.

Nutrition and Your Immune System From Jeanne Winner

Welcome, everybody. I’m Mike Stewart, and we’re again at the Winner Wellness Podcast with myself, Mike Stewart, and resident expert, Dr. Jack Winner. Jack, are you here today?

I am, Mike. Good to hear from you today.

Well, I’m in Nashville, Tennessee, and Jack is in Gainesville, Georgia. And we are doing a virtual interview, like we do all the time. But I’ll tell you, the reason we’re doing it is because of this Coronavirus. It’s the talk of the world. It’s not just a local issue, it’s a worldwide issue. And I know that we’re getting so much attention about that. Talk about this problem and what can we do to stop this virus from taking over?

Well Mike, that’s a good question. Obviously, we are hearing a lot from the press and the news about what we should do. What I thought we might do Mike, is just make this as simple as we can so people have some clear understandings about what they can do, how can they make the changes, how they can actually support themselves and the family.

So first of all, Mike, we’re told that this is a thing with the older generation or people that are sick. Or if you have any kind of ongoing disease process, like diabetes or asthma, or autoimmune disease. Those kind of people are going to be more vulnerable to having the virus actually take over their system. So those people obviously have to be very aware of not the contact, we’re talking about just being away from a group of people, being pretty much on their own.

Right now, we don’t have any kind of vaccine and they don’t think they’re going to have come up with one by the time this whole wave has gone through, Mike. The problem with the virus is that every two to three days they change. They change so quickly that we can’t catch up with the virus. So we’re not going to have a vaccine, but what we can do is make sure we’re socially thoughtful about what’s going on here, and isolate ourselves like we’ve talked about in the quarantine.

Mike, what I want to do is explain to people that they’re talking so much now about the immune system. And the people who have poor immunity, that’s why these people are getting the viruses. And that’s why we’re starting to see the death rate elevate a bit here. So I want to go back and simplify what’s actually going on with the immune system. If we knew that we had a compromised immune system, that’s why we’re having the problem, we’d want to make sure that we increase immune function.

So how do we do that, Mike? We talk about first of all, what is the immune system? What the immune system is, it’s just your body’s natural ability to fight bacterial, viral infections, parasites. Whatever else comes in your system, your body should be able to fight that. So how this process is done with every human being on earth is you have a natural immune system called white blood cells. They are circulating through your bloodstream all the time. They’re job is like little Pacmen. They’re looking for bacterial, viruses and molds, these kinds of things. White blood cells, as they see something that’s abnormal in the system, they attack that and they kill whatever they see along the way.

So, as long as that system is working well and the body is not too compromised, these little guys do a great job. Then when something new comes in like this coronavirus, the body says, “Oh, oh, oh, I see something I haven’t seen before. My white blood cells are getting overwhelmed here. What I’ll do is, I’ll prototype to understand what kind of new item I have, what kind of virus I have here. And I’ll go back to my spleen and I’ll actually make these little soldiers called T lymphocytes. Those guys are now going to be produced by the spleen. So the spleen will start working on making these new soldiers to start sending them out into the blood system, so they can now attack this new virus.

Now what’s tough here is, if our systems are compromised or are sick, or our system has actually broken down, our body has a tough time making all these little soldiers. So they can’t fight as well as they can if there’s too much virus in the system. We’re starting to see now, people that are over-infected by somebody who was around them on a continual basis, get more and more virus in the system, these little soldiers get overwhelmed.

That happens, after while, the body is not really sure what’s the problem anymore. Because these viruses are starting to break down the tissue. They start breaking that tissue down, like the lining of your stomach or your bowel, your lungs or your heart. They start breaking down, your body’s not really sure what’s the problem. Is it the virus or these cells that are actually dying?

So now these T lymphocytes start attacking your own body. We call that autoimmune disease is what we call that. So when that happens now, the body is actually fighting itself. So it’s not fighting the virus anymore, it’s actually starting to break it’s own system down. That’s when we have the problem. And that’s why we’re starting to see deaths out there as well. So our job is to boost that immune system, Mike.

So we take again, down the point, Mike. Again, a lot of people say, “Okay, I got that. I realize that’s what’s going on? So how do I fight that?” So I want to give you an overview of what’s possible. And get real specific with you, there’s some things you can actually do when you and I get done off this podcast.

First of all, the first thing you want to know is your body can fight this virus. And I want to talk about how difficult it is for a lot of people who are fearful. And your fears are actually sometimes setting the problem up. So, hopefully what we’ll do is begin to have a belief system that your body is capable of solving this problem. And what we know about the mind, how the mind thinks, the mind actually programs your body’s physical function.

What I mean by that, we all have some understanding of the power of prayer, the power of positive thinking. Those things are actually things that actually help the body do a better job. In reverse of that, when we are fearful or upset, or have a negative mindset, that actually doesn’t allow the system to have a stronger immune system, it decreases your immune system. So the power of positive thinking is very important.

I just want to give you an example. There’s a guy by the name of Norman Cousins. He had cancer, actually up in Philadelphia a number of years ago. He was a medical doctor actually, and his friends opened him up and said, “You got so much cancer, there’s no way that we can do any kind of surgical procedure here.” So they said, “You know, this is it. You’re probably not going to last another six more weeks.” So Norman went into a hotel, he rented some films, W.C. Fields and Laurel Hardy, and the Three Stooges. And he paid his hotel bill and he said, “In six weeks, either I’m going to walk out of here or you’re going to carry me out.”

Well fortunately he started laughing. And everyday he watched those films and by the end of six weeks, he walked out of the hotel room. They couldn’t find the cancer anymore. He laughed himself to health. It’s called The Anatomy of an Illness, and it is a book by Norman Cousins. But he’s not the only one who’s done this. Many and millions of people have done the same thing. So we begin to understand how important the emotions are with you. So if you are fearful, you need to change those emotion states and get some positive aspects in your life.

The next thing we want to look at is foods. I want to go back to basics again. So what happens with a lot of people is we don’t eat good foods anymore, sadly so. A lot of our produce and things we’re getting have been chemically sprayed and genetically modified. Those foods now in our body are not foods that actually help us anymore. They become toxic. I want to give you an example of that. A number of years ago, I had a woman come in who had cirrhosis of the liver. She wasn’t a drinker. She was eating normal foods like everybody was, but what happens, actually her liver began to break down. So by the time we saw her she had sores on her body and she was very toxic and extremely tired.

And actually she asked me specifically, she said, “Can you solve cirrhosis of the liver?” I said, “No, I can’t.” She said, “Well, can’t you help me?” I said, “Yes, I can help you.” She said, “Well why can’t you solve cirrhosis of the liver?” I said, “Because we don’t chase cirrhosis of the liver. What we do is we actually make sure the body is healthy. And healthy bodies don’t have cirrhosis.” So she said, “Well what can we do?” I said, “Well the first thing that I ask you to do is clean your diet up. What I mean by that is, corn, wheat, dairy and sugar, come off of those, all those today.”

Well, she was very serious because they were going to remove her liver within six months. So she was on the ropes right now and so she decided, “I am going to do this right now.” She went home and threw all that stuff out. She tossed it in the garbage. That was pretty dramatic but at this point, this is a life or death situation. So I think that’s what a lot of people right now are actually facing as well with this coronavirus. So we need to get real clear and serious about what we’re going to do here.

Well that’s what she did. Within two weeks, her blood work stopped going down and it leveled off. Within the next two weeks, it came back and began to rise and go back to normal. Within two months, her blood levels were all back to normal again. That was five years ago. Her liver has completely cleared up. She never replaced her liver. Her energy and vitality is up. She has more vitality than most people you’ve ever seen before. Because her system now, wonderfully actually healed itself. And that’s what the body is capable of doing. That’s called increased immunity. It was capable for her but it’s capable for all you as well.

The last thing I would mention to you is exercise, movement. The body needs to move. If you remember, your blood is actually a healing agent. What your blood is doing is taking nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and hormones throughout your body and taking them to every one of your cells. Those cells now are being fed properly. If they’re being fed properly, now they will tear down old tissue and build better tissue. That waste back now is taken back out of your system, being returned, made it’s returned. And also lymphatic returned as well. How that system works though is by movement. The better your movement, the more the circulation blood flow, the more the body can tear down old tissue and build better tissue.

I want to also mention to you the lymphatic system. This is the very important part that people don’t have any realization of. The lymphatic system, wherever you have a blood vessel, you have a vein, you also have a lymphatic vessel. The lymphatic vessel, it’s job is like the garbage-can cleaner of the whole body. It’s taking all of the toxic material out of your system. When in the lymph nodes, it’s taking them up to your heart, through to your kidney, and it’s filtered out through your urinary system.

As long as there’s circulation blood flow, that lymphatic system can now also begin to do it’s job by clearing the toxins out of the system. How that lymphatic system works is by your muscle movement. The muscle is pushed against the lymphatic vessel. It forces the lymph system to move along the way to the lymph nodes where it’s killed and moved on now to clean out and make a healthy system for you.

So circulation is tremendously important. And that circulation could be just a good walk. Especially if there’s been a lot of house [inaudible 00:10:51] downstairs, we’ll walk throughout the house, where we’ll begin to look on YouTube where they have things like yoga and Pilates, and significant exercise programs. I see a lot of things they’re coming up with just to get circulation blood flow in the system. So that’s what we can now begin to do. It’s a simple way to do that, but that can actually make some major, major shifts in what’s necessary for the system to clean itself.

Well Jack, this has been amazing information and encouraging. And here’s what I’ve heard is I’ve heard that depending on where you are with your immune system, the coronavirus is not a death sentence.

Right.

And two, you got to look at what you’re doing, diet, exercise and your own situations with your own body. And one of the questions I have, it looks like you’ve been giving us all kinds of proactive things we can do. But are you in agreement that the quarantine and the social distancing is helpful as well?

It is, Mike. And what we’re hearing now, we just heard this back from Italy that they had about 40-something doctors have already died. What they found out is the more you’re exposed, the more that virus is brought into your system, the body gets overwhelmed. So the social distancing is very important, and the quarantine is important as well at this point. So Mike, if the listeners out there really want a boost to get their immune system up and active quickly, they can contact the Winner Wellness Center.

And what we do, we’ve worked with these problems for 35, 37 years. It’s the same idea. You’re making the system healthier so we can increase your immune system. So sense we’ve had such good success with this, if you think that you would like to get in, real active with this, call our office at 770-536-6600. Go onto our website, winnerwellnesscenter.com. Or you can go, winnerwellness@gmail.com and send us a comment if you choose to. And we’ll get back with you and talk about what’s possible for you wherever you’re at. We can make that happen.

So, sometimes people, like you said earlier, Mike, they just want some direction. And realize, this is not a permanent condition. This is a temporary condition. And we can be proactive and make this process go through much quicker than waiting for something to happen to us. If we become proactive, just like you said earlier, this is going to be a good time for us. Maybe we have to be home with our family for the first time. We can start work on the deck like we wanted to. So let’s make this a positive experience for us. And this is maybe a great time also to get our health right, as well. So let’s use this in a positive way and make our lives better because of this experience.

Well this is a very timely and needed set of information. So wash your hands, stay at home, take care of your family. Learn to do things that you’ve been putting off. We’re finding a lot of folks learning to do things they’ve never had to do before because they never made it a priority. Well now you need to make it a priority. Well now, you need to make it a priority. Those things that you thought that you wanted to do, take this time to finish those things. Because as a friend of mine said, “We’re in a tunnel and there’s a left turn out there. So we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, but once we make that left turn that light’s going to shine bright and we’re all going to be a whole lot better.”

So I recommend everybody, share this podcast. We’re in Apple, we’re in Google, we’re in Spotify. People need to hear what Dr. Jack & Jeanne Winner tell folks. Because they’re going to help you get better. That’s why they’re called Winner Wellness. So, go to winnerwellness.com. And we’ll see you on the next Winner Wellness Podcast.

Covid19 and Your Immune System Here in Gainesville Georgia

Welcome, everybody. I’m Mike Stewart, and we’re again at the Winner Wellness Podcast with myself, Mike Stewart, and resident expert, Dr. Jack Winner. Jack, are you here today?

I am, Mike. Good to hear from you today.

Well, I’m in Nashville, Tennessee, and Jack is in Gainesville, Georgia. And we are doing a virtual interview, like we do all the time. But I’ll tell you, the reason we’re doing it is because of this Coronavirus. It’s the talk of the world. It’s not just a local issue, it’s a worldwide issue. And I know that we’re getting so much attention about that. Talk about this problem and what can we do to stop this virus from taking over?

Well Mike, that’s a good question. Obviously, we are hearing a lot from the press and the news about what we should do. What I thought we might do Mike, is just make this as simple as we can so people have some clear understandings about what they can do, how can they make the changes, how they can actually support themselves and the family.

So first of all, Mike, we’re told that this is a thing with the older generation or people that are sick. Or if you have any kind of ongoing disease process, like diabetes or asthma, or autoimmune disease. Those kind of people are going to be more vulnerable to having the virus actually take over their system. So those people obviously have to be very aware of not the contact, we’re talking about just being away from a group of people, being pretty much on their own.

Right now, we don’t have any kind of vaccine and they don’t think they’re going to have come up with one by the time this whole wave has gone through, Mike. The problem with the virus is that every two to three days they change. They change so quickly that we can’t catch up with the virus. So we’re not going to have a vaccine, but what we can do is make sure we’re socially thoughtful about what’s going on here, and isolate ourselves like we’ve talked about in the quarantine.

Mike, what I want to do is explain to people that they’re talking so much now about the immune system. And the people who have poor immunity, that’s why these people are getting the viruses. And that’s why we’re starting to see the death rate elevate a bit here. So I want to go back and simplify what’s actually going on with the immune system. If we knew that we had a compromised immune system, that’s why we’re having the problem, we’d want to make sure that we increase immune function.

So how do we do that, Mike? We talk about first of all, what is the immune system? What the immune system is, it’s just your body’s natural ability to fight bacterial, viral infections, parasites. Whatever else comes in your system, your body should be able to fight that. So how this process is done with every human being on earth is you have a natural immune system called white blood cells. They are circulating through your bloodstream all the time. They’re job is like little Pacmen. They’re looking for bacterial, viruses and molds, these kinds of things. White blood cells, as they see something that’s abnormal in the system, they attack that and they kill whatever they see along the way.

So, as long as that system is working well and the body is not too compromised, these little guys do a great job. Then when something new comes in like this coronavirus, the body says, “Oh, oh, oh, I see something I haven’t seen before. My white blood cells are getting overwhelmed here. What I’ll do is, I’ll prototype to understand what kind of new item I have, what kind of virus I have here. And I’ll go back to my spleen and I’ll actually make these little soldiers called T lymphocytes. Those guys are now going to be produced by the spleen. So the spleen will start working on making these new soldiers to start sending them out into the blood system, so they can now attack this new virus.

Now what’s tough here is, if our systems are compromised or are sick, or our system has actually broken down, our body has a tough time making all these little soldiers. So they can’t fight as well as they can if there’s too much virus in the system. We’re starting to see now, people that are over-infected by somebody who was around them on a continual basis, get more and more virus in the system, these little soldiers get overwhelmed.

That happens, after while, the body is not really sure what’s the problem anymore. Because these viruses are starting to break down the tissue. They start breaking that tissue down, like the lining of your stomach or your bowel, your lungs or your heart. They start breaking down, your body’s not really sure what’s the problem. Is it the virus or these cells that are actually dying?

So now these T lymphocytes start attacking your own body. We call that autoimmune disease is what we call that. So when that happens now, the body is actually fighting itself. So it’s not fighting the virus anymore, it’s actually starting to break it’s own system down. That’s when we have the problem. And that’s why we’re starting to see deaths out there as well. So our job is to boost that immune system, Mike.

So we take again, down the point, Mike. Again, a lot of people say, “Okay, I got that. I realize that’s what’s going on? So how do I fight that?” So I want to give you an overview of what’s possible. And get real specific with you, there’s some things you can actually do when you and I get done off this podcast.

First of all, the first thing you want to know is your body can fight this virus. And I want to talk about how difficult it is for a lot of people who are fearful. And your fears are actually sometimes setting the problem up. So, hopefully what we’ll do is begin to have a belief system that your body is capable of solving this problem. And what we know about the mind, how the mind thinks, the mind actually programs your body’s physical function.

What I mean by that, we all have some understanding of the power of prayer, the power of positive thinking. Those things are actually things that actually help the body do a better job. In reverse of that, when we are fearful or upset, or have a negative mindset, that actually doesn’t allow the system to have a stronger immune system, it decreases your immune system. So the power of positive thinking is very important.

I just want to give you an example. There’s a guy by the name of Norman Cousins. He had cancer, actually up in Philadelphia a number of years ago. He was a medical doctor actually, and his friends opened him up and said, “You got so much cancer, there’s no way that we can do any kind of surgical procedure here.” So they said, “You know, this is it. You’re probably not going to last another six more weeks.” So Norman went into a hotel, he rented some films, W.C. Fields and Laurel Hardy, and the Three Stooges. And he paid his hotel bill and he said, “In six weeks, either I’m going to walk out of here or you’re going to carry me out.”

Well fortunately he started laughing. And everyday he watched those films and by the end of six weeks, he walked out of the hotel room. They couldn’t find the cancer anymore. He laughed himself to health. It’s called The Anatomy of an Illness, and it is a book by Norman Cousins. But he’s not the only one who’s done this. Many and millions of people have done the same thing. So we begin to understand how important the emotions are with you. So if you are fearful, you need to change those emotion states and get some positive aspects in your life.

The next thing we want to look at is foods. I want to go back to basics again. So what happens with a lot of people is we don’t eat good foods anymore, sadly so. A lot of our produce and things we’re getting have been chemically sprayed and genetically modified. Those foods now in our body are not foods that actually help us anymore. They become toxic. I want to give you an example of that. A number of years ago, I had a woman come in who had cirrhosis of the liver. She wasn’t a drinker. She was eating normal foods like everybody was, but what happens, actually her liver began to break down. So by the time we saw her she had sores on her body and she was very toxic and extremely tired.

And actually she asked me specifically, she said, “Can you solve cirrhosis of the liver?” I said, “No, I can’t.” She said, “Well, can’t you help me?” I said, “Yes, I can help you.” She said, “Well why can’t you solve cirrhosis of the liver?” I said, “Because we don’t chase cirrhosis of the liver. What we do is we actually make sure the body is healthy. And healthy bodies don’t have cirrhosis.” So she said, “Well what can we do?” I said, “Well the first thing that I ask you to do is clean your diet up. What I mean by that is, corn, wheat, dairy and sugar, come off of those, all those today.”

Well, she was very serious because they were going to remove her liver within six months. So she was on the ropes right now and so she decided, “I am going to do this right now.” She went home and threw all that stuff out. She tossed it in the garbage. That was pretty dramatic but at this point, this is a life or death situation. So I think that’s what a lot of people right now are actually facing as well with this coronavirus. So we need to get real clear and serious about what we’re going to do here.

Well that’s what she did. Within two weeks, her blood work stopped going down and it leveled off. Within the next two weeks, it came back and began to rise and go back to normal. Within two months, her blood levels were all back to normal again. That was five years ago. Her liver has completely cleared up. She never replaced her liver. Her energy and vitality is up. She has more vitality than most people you’ve ever seen before. Because her system now, wonderfully actually healed itself. And that’s what the body is capable of doing. That’s called increased immunity. It was capable for her but it’s capable for all you as well.

The last thing I would mention to you is exercise, movement. The body needs to move. If you remember, your blood is actually a healing agent. What your blood is doing is taking nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and hormones throughout your body and taking them to every one of your cells. Those cells now are being fed properly. If they’re being fed properly, now they will tear down old tissue and build better tissue. That waste back now is taken back out of your system, being returned, made it’s returned. And also lymphatic returned as well. How that system works though is by movement. The better your movement, the more the circulation blood flow, the more the body can tear down old tissue and build better tissue.

I want to also mention to you the lymphatic system. This is the very important part that people don’t have any realization of. The lymphatic system, wherever you have a blood vessel, you have a vein, you also have a lymphatic vessel. The lymphatic vessel, it’s job is like the garbage-can cleaner of the whole body. It’s taking all of the toxic material out of your system. When in the lymph nodes, it’s taking them up to your heart, through to your kidney, and it’s filtered out through your urinary system.

As long as there’s circulation blood flow, that lymphatic system can now also begin to do it’s job by clearing the toxins out of the system. How that lymphatic system works is by your muscle movement. The muscle is pushed against the lymphatic vessel. It forces the lymph system to move along the way to the lymph nodes where it’s killed and moved on now to clean out and make a healthy system for you.

So circulation is tremendously important. And that circulation could be just a good walk. Especially if there’s been a lot of house [inaudible 00:10:51] downstairs, we’ll walk throughout the house, where we’ll begin to look on YouTube where they have things like yoga and Pilates, and significant exercise programs. I see a lot of things they’re coming up with just to get circulation blood flow in the system. So that’s what we can now begin to do. It’s a simple way to do that, but that can actually make some major, major shifts in what’s necessary for the system to clean itself.

Well Jack, this has been amazing information and encouraging. And here’s what I’ve heard is I’ve heard that depending on where you are with your immune system, the coronavirus is not a death sentence.

Right.

And two, you got to look at what you’re doing, diet, exercise and your own situations with your own body. And one of the questions I have, it looks like you’ve been giving us all kinds of proactive things we can do. But are you in agreement that the quarantine and the social distancing is helpful as well?

It is, Mike. And what we’re hearing now, we just heard this back from Italy that they had about 40-something doctors have already died. What they found out is the more you’re exposed, the more that virus is brought into your system, the body gets overwhelmed. So the social distancing is very important, and the quarantine is important as well at this point. So Mike, if the listeners out there really want a boost to get their immune system up and active quickly, they can contact the Winner Wellness Center.

And what we do, we’ve worked with these problems for 35, 37 years. It’s the same idea. You’re making the system healthier so we can increase your immune system. So sense we’ve had such good success with this, if you think that you would like to get in, real active with this, call our office at 770-536-6600. Go onto our website, winnerwellnesscenter.com. Or you can go, winnerwellness@gmail.com and send us a comment if you choose to. And we’ll get back with you and talk about what’s possible for you wherever you’re at. We can make that happen.

So, sometimes people, like you said earlier, Mike, they just want some direction. And realize, this is not a permanent condition. This is a temporary condition. And we can be proactive and make this process go through much quicker than waiting for something to happen to us. If we become proactive, just like you said earlier, this is going to be a good time for us. Maybe we have to be home with our family for the first time. We can start work on the deck like we wanted to. So let’s make this a positive experience for us. And this is maybe a great time also to get our health right, as well. So let’s use this in a positive way and make our lives better because of this experience.

Well this is a very timely and needed set of information. So wash your hands, stay at home, take care of your family. Learn to do things that you’ve been putting off. We’re finding a lot of folks learning to do things they’ve never had to do before because they never made it a priority. Well now you need to make it a priority. Well now, you need to make it a priority. Those things that you thought that you wanted to do, take this time to finish those things. Because as a friend of mine said, “We’re in a tunnel and there’s a left turn out there. So we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, but once we make that left turn that light’s going to shine bright and we’re all going to be a whole lot better.”

So I recommend everybody, share this podcast. We’re in Apple, we’re in Google, we’re in Spotify. People need to hear what Dr. Jack & Jeanne Winner tell folks. Because they’re going to help you get better. That’s why they’re called Winner Wellness. So, go to winnerwellness.com. And we’ll see you on the next Winner Wellness Podcast.

How Nutrition Can Help Cope With Menopause In Gainesville Ga Women

Welcome to another episode of Winter Wellness Podcast with Dr. Jack and Jean Winter. And today we have Jean Winter, how are you doing Jean?

Hi Mike. I’m doing great. Sun shining outside and the rain seems to be… Have evaded for a little while, so I’m good.

All right, excellent. Well today the question that we have that we’re going to cover is how can nutrition help women either starting or already in the midst of menopause? What do you recommend that they can do with their nutrition? And of course whatever others tips you can have to make that better for those folks.

Well, I’m glad you picked that topic because that has been quite a topic here recently. And I know myself personally, I’m in my 70s and I passed menopause way back in my early 50s so I understand the ups and downs of menopause. And before we talk about the nutritional aspects, I want you to know that menopause should not be the scary time that most women have to deal with. It actually is a natural part of the normal reproductive cycle in a woman’s life. Now we have our reproductive years where we have the female menstrual cycle and then that goes away and we have menopause, which is the time of our life where we’re not reproducing, we’re not getting pregnant and therefore we don’t have menstrual cycles. And the key to having a healthy either entrance into menopause or full swing into menopause or even a post-menopause is hormonal balance.

And we find during that timeframe, we really cannot get away with not getting sleep, over stressed, eating too much of the wrong kinds of foods. We cannot get away with that anymore. Our body literally will force us to treat it better and to stop the abuse that we have gone through from in our younger days. Let’s talk just a little bit about how do you know that you are in menopause? Well, if you’re a female and you’re no longer having menstrual periods, then you know you’re into menopause. And that can happen either by natural course of the change of your life or it can happen because there has been a hysterectomy.

Once the ovaries are not functioning, then you now are in menopause. Now what I mean by not functioning, don’t get me wrong, the ovaries will continue to function if they are in your body, if they have not been removed. They just will not make and release any eggs anymore, but they continue to make smaller amounts of certain hormones, so they’re very important to have those ovaries in there if at all possible. Some of the symptoms that women experience are hot flashes or feeling hot or sweaty at night, dryness, severe dryness, loss of sex drive, emotional mood swings, going from crying to very angry in a flash. I mean, those are just some of the things that women can experience, there are many more that we don’t have time to mention. We can talk about them in the future, but I wanted to talk more about the nutritional aspect of how to have a healthy menopause.

Obviously, one of the main foods that you want to minimize or avoid if you can, are white sugars, processed sugars. I’m not talking about all sugars because with the onset or the menopausal transition that occurs later in our life, and that’s during the same time that that insulin resistance begins to rear its ugly head and that creates inflammation in the body and any concentrated sugars just really inflame and cause insulin elevation in the bloodstream and cause a resistance of the cells to absorb that. What happens then is through menopause we get this weight gain problem where our weight goes up and down and it takes a lot more effort to get it to go down and it doesn’t stay down very long. You see what I’m saying? Most women have a weight gain problem when they’re in menopause and going through menopause.

And this can also happen a couple of years or a few years even before menopause, we call that perimenopause or pre-menopause. That’s the time it’s very important to keep insulin resistance under control by keeping sugars out of your diet. And you can successfully do that and you’ll enjoy weight loss and mental clarity as you go through. If you follow a modified keto type of a diet, and I don’t mean you don’t have to do that forever. You just do it in phases. And then you can switch to a paleo type diet, in phases and everyone is very different. I’m not saying this is across the board, but it’s on an average.

Basically is we want to eat the foods that really support health. And by that I mean proteins, whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or you eat meats. I myself enjoy chicken and fish and steak, protein is extremely important. You want to have vegetables, vegetables in abundance. You think of vegetables in their natural state, not frozen, not canned, but vegetables like they have come out of the garden and you can get them at your grocery store. I like to get a variety of vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, the red bells, green bell peppers. I like carrots and zucchinis, yellow squashes, onions. And what I’ll do is I’ll go to the grocery store and see what they have and I’ll get an assortment and I’ll cut them in smaller pieces and then I’ll wash them and I’ll put them in a bag. And then when it’s time to prepare them, put them in a steaming basket over boiling water. Put about half an inch of boiling of water in a pot, turn it on and put the steam basket in the pot.

Let the water start to boil and steam and then put your vegetables in the basket. Put the lid on, set your timer for eight minutes if you like them a little firm but not mushy. And then turn the heat off when the timer goes off and take them off the stove eye. And then you put a few pats of butter in there, dump them into a bowl, toss the butter, a little sea salt and pepper, and they are absolutely delicious. You’re just going to be amazed at the flavors a little steaming brings out, so you pair that up with some chicken or some fish or some lean meat or if you’re a vegetarian you would use tofu ‘ve got a wonderful meal and you’ll find that you’re not hungry. You don’t have the blood sugar drops that you had when you were eating on the run.

Diet is extremely important. During this period of time, supplements are important as well. To balance the hormones, one of my favorite supplements is wild yam. That’s a great balance and that can be purchased in most any health food store. I don’t recommend you run out and start taking wild yam on your own without consulting your practitioner. You can talk to your… Usually your holistic practitioners will understand how wild yam works. You can talk to your nutritionist, you can talk to your nature path, you can talk to your chiropractor, there are a lot of chiropractors that understand nutrition, and if you have a medical doctor who is well versed in nutrition and herbs, especially an OBGYN, they would also be able to advise you on that.

Well, that’s amazing information, Jean, and obviously if folks want to come to Winter Wellness and make an appointment with you, you can really give Them a great evaluation to help them with whatever issues, especially concerning menopause and how nutrition and supplements can help that, obviously. Thank you so much for this great information today and I look forward to our next podcast, Jean.

All right, sounds great Mike.

Coronavirus and Strengthening Your Immune System for the Gainesville Georgia Community with Nutrition

Hello, and welcome everybody to another episode of the Winner Wellness Podcast. Today, I’m here with Jeanne Winner, our resident nutritionist and expert on all things nutrition. Jeanne, we have a question that’s very relevant today with the coronavirus and flu season. What are things that you suggest we do to improve our immune system?

Mike, that’s an excellent question. Because right now in the news we’re hearing about the coronavirus. We’re hearing about flu season and we do want to take steps to keep our immune system strong. So, that’s an excellent topic for our season right now. Number one, is definitely do wash your hands. Don’t just rely on hand sanitizers. I think that’s part of where we got off the track, that we started just using hand sanitizers and not washing our hands. So, wash your hands and have your children, teach them to wash their hands properly. Another thing, is we should be eating the foods that feed our immune system, and also learning a little bit about what is our immune system, and how does it work?

Because in your body you have these amazing cells called the immune cells. They are called lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes, and they literally are a little army that resides within your body’s tissues. And if any virus, gets in or on you, they literally will pounce on that virus, engulf it and destroy it in a flash. But you have to feed them. They are living cells and they have to be fed. And unfortunately they don’t eat potato chips and soft drinks. I’m not saying never eat potato chips or never eat soft drinks, look at those as fun foods. They’re really not for nutrition, so avoid using those as a mainstay to keep your blood sugar balanced, but get in the habit of eating some good nutritious foods.

And by that I mean foods like broccoli. Broccoli is a wonderful immune boosting food. Spinach, yogurt, Greek yogurt without all the sugar is a great immune boosting food. You definitely want to make sure you have adequate protein in the form of fish or lean meats. You also want to make sure you’re having foods in their natural form. For example, the spinach, you should eat it in its raw form. And also with sunflower seeds. Other foods that are really good to boost your immune system are, papaya and kale, apples, walnuts, citrus fruits. Of course if you’re allergic to citrus fruits, you know who you are, then you will avoid those. Peppers are very good for the immune system, and so are teas such as ginger tea, green tea. Those are all good immune boosting foods.

On the other hand, you want to think about at some point doing a cleanse. Because our bodies accumulate toxic chemicals, debris, and you want to cleanse periodically. And a really good way to cleanse would be to abstain from processed foods for a period of time, and abstain from sugars for a period of time, and in that interim, eat only vegetables and minimal fruits in their raw or steamed form. Lots of pure water. Get some light exercise. And a big immune booster, especially with viruses, I want to mention, is sunlight. I know some people are afraid of sunlight, but sunlight is good for you. Now, I’m not talking about excessive sunlight, as lying in the sun for hours on end.

What I’m talking about is 20 to 30 minutes of sun exposure every day. Now, that’s a challenge with the weather that we’ve had here, especially in Georgia, in the past few months because it’s been very dark for the most part, and it’s rained a lot so we haven’t had a whole lot of sunlight. Today we have some sunlight, so if you have sunlight, get out in it. And if you have a sunroom or a sun space, put on some shorts and a tee shirt or little robe and just lay in that sun, and let your body make some vitamin D. Now, why is that important? Because vitamin D is like a little truck. It’s a transporter. What does it transport? It transports calcium to your bloodstream so your immune cells can get it. You got it?

Now, obviously you have to have some calcium in your diet. Well, a lot of foods I mentioned do have calcium in them. But your best calcium source is calcium lactate. Because it converts to what we call the bioactive calcium, calcium bicarbonate in one step. And that’s another thing to talk about, chemistry of calcium absorption. Let’s get back to vitamin D. Now, vitamin D is necessary to transport calcium from your stomach and intestinal track to your bloodstream. Because once it’s in your bloodstream, your cells can get it, they can absorb it, and what that will do, is that will activate your immune killer cells. They need that calcium in order to be able to move quickly and engulf viruses.

No calcium, your immune cells do not move. They go dormant. And your body will tell you if your calcium levels are too low in your tissues or in your bloodstream, it will tell you that. What are the signals that your calcium levels might be too low? Well, one would be low blood pressure. If your blood pressure is low, that’s a signal that… And what I mean by low is 90, 95 over 40 or 50 that low. If it’s in the low 100’s or the high 90’s, you definitely don’t want it lower than that because you could pass out. But some people normally have low blood pressure, but it also could be they don’t have the calcium connection. So, low blood pressure is one signal that your immune system is down because there is not enough circulating calcium.

Also, another signal is muscle cramps. If you ever get muscle cramps, and I’m talking about those Charley horses, they often occur in your legs or feet or even hands. Some people get them all over. But those are a signal there is not enough calcium in your muscles. And that’s a red light, like your engine red light coming on that tells you, you certainly have a potential problem here. There’s not enough circulating calcium. The muscles are telling you that, and you need to get that calcium in there. You need to get the vitamin D transporting that calcium to the bloodstream, because if you don’t, you’re a wide open door for a virus attack. You see how that works. So, if you want to minimize, if you want to boost your immune system, and you want to not have to lower your risk for virus infections or bacterial infections for that matter, then you want to take these simple steps to be able to have an active immune system via your immune killer cells.

Well, that’s all great information. And obviously, if people have more questions, they can either come in and make an appointment at Winner Wellness with you Jeanne to go over and do the testing to see what they can do and what other type of supplements and things other than diet that would help them improve their immune system. So, this is very-

Oh, definitely.

Very valuable information for this concern that the whole world is about the coronavirus. And of course, it looks to me that any virus, like flu viruses are dangerous and should be dealt with. So, anything you can do to improve your immune system, we know that you guys at Winner Wellness have the solutions and answers to this problem. So, be sure to check out winnerwellness.com. And Jeanne, I look forward to our next podcast.

That sounds great, Mike, see you then.

Back Pain for Patients in Hall County and Gainesville Georgia

Hello, everyone. It’s Mike Stewart again here with Dr. Jack Winner. Today, we’re going to talk to Dr. Jack about back pain. Dr. Jack, what can you do different to help patients with back pain?

Good question, Mike. Mike, I do a process called, chiropractic and a process called, kinesiology. Chiropractors, that’s been their main bread and butter for the last 35, 40 years. Since we’ve been doing is longer than that, since 1920s actually. So, we’ve been working with taking pressure off nerve supply, and it’s usually the culprit of back pain.

If you have a pinched nerve, and oftentimes it’s very low back, and that’s what most people come in with that and that’s what they’ll complain about. If we can identify where that bone structure is being out of place, putting pressure on the nerve supply, take the pressure back off, it relieves the pain almost instantly within a visit or two.

Now, beyond that point, Mike, we don’t want to run the pressure off the nerve supply. What we found a problem with a lot of people that they’ve gone to chiropractors, or they did a thing with injections in their back, or some kind of a medication, or some kind of Aleve or ibuprofen. The pain went away, but then the pain came back again.

That’s the problem with so much of back pain that many people suffer back pain almost a lifetime, on and off. The sad part about that, they don’t know when that back pain’s going to come about. They might be on vacation or being with their friends and just doing something crazy, and all of a sudden they got back pain.

So, the first thing we want to do is identify where the pain’s coming from. Again, most often, obviously you can you talk about the low back, but very specifically, is it a bone that’s out of place? Which bone’s out of place? Which nerve supply’s got pressure against it? So, the first thing we want to do is identify the problem. Then Mike, the next thing we’re going to do is find out which muscles are in spasm or not doing their job, not supporting that area, get the muscles out of spasms so we get them some relief as quick as we can.

Then, the bigger picture here is we want to stop that problem from returning again. How we do that is we make sure the muscles have support that joint area. Then all the muscles around the back, what we call those core muscles, we want those core muscles strong as well. If we get that to happen, now this person’s out of pain and now they can begin to do the things, like bending over the sink or vacuuming, where it won’t cause any problem because the core muscles are holding that bone in place and keeping it in place for us.

What makes you so confident, and the proof, that this process helps patients?

Fortunate, I’ve had 37 years to work at this, and probably thousands of patients working with us as more time as well. I’ve got to tell you, Mike, the first person I ever worked with, this lady who had a problem with her neck pain, she couldn’t lift her arm up and comb her hair or brush her teeth. After I adjusted her a couple of times and the bone went back into place and her pain went away, but then the problem came back again. I realized by that third visit, adjusting the bone wasn’t enough. I needed to work with the muscles.

So, I took out a book called, Gray’s Anatomy, which I think a lot of people have heard of that. It shows all the muscles in the body and where they’re attached and where they go to. What I asked this lady to do is ask her to lay on her stomach, and I took this book and found out which muscle were in spasm in her neck and which ones are not strong enough. I just balanced those out through a process called, kinesiology.

Once I strengthened those muscles, that bone went back into place. A couple of weeks later when I called her back, she said, “You know, my neck pain is still fine. And by the way, my migraine headaches have gone since you did that muscle stuff as well.” I realized all the way back then, that was 37 years ago, that I need to make sure I make sure these muscles are strong and they’re doing their job, and anything we need to do support those muscles to make the body healthy. If we can do those kinds of procedures, we now get people out of pain, and we keep them out of pain, longterm.

So, what I’m hearing is you have years and years of happy, successful cases and testimonials from people who’ve been relieved of the pain.

Yeah.

So if you have that kind of proof, if someone has back pains, what are their next steps that you suggest to get relief?

Well Mike, I would call or email me and just have a conversation. In that conversation, they can get some more clarity about what’s happening. I think what a lot of people do, they’re confused. First of all, they’re in pain. So, they want immediate relief. But more than that, if we can give the information, have them understand why the problem’s coming about, and how it’s going to be corrected, that’s probably one of the better things we can do.

So if they want to email me at winnerwellness.com, we can actually begin to have that conversation or they can call. Our phone number is (770) 536-6600, and we’ll have a conversation with them and begin to see where they’re at, and how we can help them, and where we can give them to somebody in their local area, wherever they’re at, to get some care for them.

All great information. So folks, this is the Winner Wellness Podcast with Dr. Jack Winner. I’m host Mike Stewart, and I recommend that you share our podcast. We’re in all the places where you can find podcasts: Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher, and Spotify. And of course, if you have questions that you’d like to be covered on future episodes of the Winner Wellness Podcast, email Dr. Jack at winnerwellness@gmail.com, or be sure to go to their website, winnerwellness.com.

All you got to do is Google, “Winner Wellness,” and you’ll find the Winner Wellness Center. Be sure to know that Dr. Jack wants to make sure that you have a healthy life. So, I’m Mike Stewart. Until next time, this is the Winner Wellness Podcast.

Winner Wellness Podcast Launch with Dr. Jack Winner and Jeanne Winner

Welcome everyone to the Winner Wellness Podcast. My name is Mike Stewart, and I’m the guest here interviewing our resident expert, Dr. Jack Winner, with Winner Wellness. Jack, are you here?

Yes, I am Mike. Good to hear from you today.

Well, I’m excited about you starting this podcast and I know the listeners are going to get a lot of great value from it, so let’s get right to it. Dr. Winner, I know you have been in the healthcare business for 37 years learning to treat patients health using natural means, and too many people think that term “natural” hasn’t really sunk into the mainstream thinking yet. What would be a good definition of natural healthcare?

Good. Mike, first of all, you’re exactly right, and I think it’s a term that most people are very confused about, and sometimes fearful of because they don’t really understand what that’s all about. So it’s great that you asked that question because it’s nice to be able to talk about it a bit. Mike, what natural healthcare is, actually it’s a process with which you have the body do its natural healing on its own. All right?

The first thing we talk about with a patient in the office is the fact that your body is a natural healer. Oftentimes when I say that to somebody, most people realize that’s true. They know or knew their body was a natural healer, but gee, they got these sicknesses, and these pains, and these symptoms, and say, “Well, how come my body can’t solve the problem?” Natural healers are people who help the body heal itself, are thoughtful about processes and procedures to help the body get back to that natural state.

So what you mean is, is symptom free and not healthy?

Well Mike, yeah that’s a difficult question because oftentimes we think, “Well, if I don’t have any symptoms, I must be healthy,” which I think many people now realize is a misnomer. Symptom free is actually where we want to live our lives. But oftentimes just because we’re symptom free doesn’t necessarily say that we’re healthy. I’m sure many people out there Mike, realize that somebody was doing well and all of a sudden they go the doctor and they come to find out they have cancer, and within a week they’re gone.

Or they have a heart attack. They’re out just playing with their kids, and they have a heart attack. They didn’t have symptoms, but all of a sudden they have a condition that’s obviously either life-threatening or life-taking. So it suggests to us that maybe just because we’re symptom free doesn’t mean we’re healthy, and that misnomer is something that we have a chance to deal with a lot in the office when we talk about having the body heal itself and being proactive about your health.

Well, Dr. Winner, over the years there has been more talk about natural healthcare, but most people don’t know what that is. What is natural healthcare?

That’s a good question. Natural healthcare, Mike, it’s healthcare systems. It’s not actually one item. We talk about acupuncture, or chiropractic, or kinesiology, or biofeedback. There’s a lot of names and a lot of procedures out there that would help people attain good health. There’s not any one size fits all. All these different types of procedures work in unison really along the same lines. Their perspective is, we don’t want to give you some kind of drug or surgical procedure to take care of a symptom.

What these natural processes do is help the body realign itself. Again, if the body in fact is a natural healer, the body is trying to solve its own problem, but for some reason it got restrictions or limitations, and these different kind of techniques help the system organize itself and utilize its own system properly so it can do its own healing.

Well, since this is our first podcast, and great answers doctor, it’s great to have this information and I know people are going to really get a lot of value from it. But let’s since this is the first one, just to establish this, tell me a whole lot about you, a lot more, so people know who all you are, what you do and what do you do differently that help, introduced your patients, your folks, to natural healthcare.

Okay. Well Mike, I’ve done a thing called chiropractic. I became a chiropractor about 37 years ago, and what chiropractic deals with is a thing called chiropractic adjustments is what we were told, we were taught, that we actually take pressure off a bone. Then it takes pressure off the nerve supply. The basic premise of the chiropractic is that nerve supply are communicators within the system, and if a nerve is being blocked anywhere within the system, the body can’t communicate properly within someone’s system. So chiropractor’s actually will adjust bone structures and take pressure off nerve supplies.

Mike, I started doing that back then, and I started realizing I adjusted bones but they wouldn’t stay in place, and begin to understand that the muscles are pulling the bones in or out of place, and there was a spastic muscle or a weakened muscle. There’s an imbalance in those muscular systems. What I found, if I could start to strengthen those muscle systems, we could actually put the bone back in place and keep it there, and that kept pressure off the nerve supply. Mike, along with that, it took us even further along the way with this process called kinesiology. Kinesiology actually means the study of movement. A kinesiologist has or learned to utilize a lot of different procedures put together into an encompassed group called applied kinesiology.

But acupuncture, or acupressure, chiropractic, muscle origin insertion points, meridian flows, nutrition, emotional mind stress, all those pieces are pieces of the puzzle that allow the body to be healthy. So over the 37 years I’ve had a chance to keep trying different procedures and processes to allow people’s health to be maximized. It’s been a good study, and they call it a practice Mike, and it certainly is a practice, because you keep learning more and more things as you go along the way. From the beginning, our intention was to empower people to be as healthy, and functional, and vital as they possibly could. As we keep learning more procedures, we keep adding more procedures to what we do.

All great information, Dr. Jack, and what I encourage everybody to do is that if you have questions for Dr. Jack, we’re going to be posting these podcasts on a regular basis. We encourage you to come back and listen. If you have a question, email it to winnerwellness@gmail.com, and that way Dr. Jack will know something that you have an interest in learning. We’re going to be meeting regularly, and we’re going to be building a library of these Q&As on winnerwellness.com. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and most importantly, we’re going to be in Spotify. Wherever you get your favorite podcast, you’ll be able to listen to it on your home devices such as the Google Home and the Alexa. Until next time, I’m Mike Stewart for winnerwellness.com, and thank you so much Dr. Jack.