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From Betrayal To Breakthrough

Feb 28, 2019

When experiencing a time of trauma or stress, it can have a large impact on our body, especially your thyroid function, adrenal health, and metabolism. This response goes back to our early ancestors and the need for stress responses that change the way we metabolize food. Factors such as insulin, cortisol, and inflammation can all play a role in how your body is functioning. Dr. Alan Christianson understands this process and helps his patients get out of the yoyo diet cycle.

If you are struggling with your weight, are a constant dieter with no results or have recently gained some pounds after trauma, Dr. Christianson is here to explain how the diet industry betrays us and what you can do to reset your metabolism and get your body back to functioning correctly. Dr. Christianson is here to help us understand what adrenal fatigue really is, what you should be asking your doctor to test for in your thyroid and liver, and how to get out of your ‘wired and tired’ pattern.

By keeping your microbiome stable you can withstand stress better and be more resilient. Dr. Christianson is here to provide steps on how to reset your metabolism and get your health back together with your liver and cortisol.

Are you ready to take steps towards deep healing your internal functioning after a betrayal? Let us know in the comments on the episode page!


In This Episode

  • Why your stress response is often focused in your gut and belly
  • What you should be eating to support your liver functioning
  • Signs that let you know you are on the right path with your internal health
  • How betrayal and trauma can increase your body's stressor signals
  • Habits you can implement on a day to day basis for your health



“I don’t know if this has been a deliberate act in any part of the [diet] industry, but overall, the industry does just set people up to fail” (6:41)

“In general a good way to gauge if weight loss is working is to know how much of it is really waist lost” (10:43)

“You want to dedicate some time towards the project of really changing how your system works” (21:49)

“It’s never welcome and no one ever wants to build character through trauma and through stress and betrayal. But at the end of the day when we do come back, we are stronger” (24:53)



The Metabolism Reset Diet by Dr. Alan Christianson

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