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On today’s episode we revisit our amazing conversation with Dr Cris Beer. Dr Cris is an expert in nutritional medicine. She specialises not just in the prevention and treatment of illness, but in attaining optimum health. She believes that this is achievable for anyone and passionately shares this message as a media personality and as the health consultant for The Biggest Loser Retreat on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
Even before this podcast started I made a trip to visit Dr Cris at her clinic, which she was so kind to accept. She is a lovely person and very welcoming. Dr Cris talks about the two types of clients she deals with on a regular basis: the extremely overweight ones at the Biggest Loser Retreat, and the chronic fatigue and irritable bowel patients at her clinic.
We also dive into:
- Dr Cris tells us about her personal journey and how when she was 18 she was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Why she was told she wouldn’t live to see her 40th birthday.
- We talk about Nutrigenomics and exactly what that is
- How you can switch on and off genes depending on the kinds of foods you eat
- She shares with us why you should avoid beige (think chips and pastries), canned and packet food
- Seek out food with lots of colour.
- Why eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables is good for you
- Dr Cris’s fondest food memories is the smell of the kitchen when her mum was in it on a Sunday morning
- The reason that all different kinds of soup were her favorite when she was growing up
- She’d love to have her last meal at her Grandmas home around that dining table.
The Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine – acnem.org
List of practitioners in the US – a4m.com
List of practitioners in Australia- a5m.net
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