Is there a connection between the foods we eat and how we feel? How does the quality of our relationships and our boundaries (or lack thereof) impact our gut health? Does trauma affect the microbiome? In this episode, I’m chatting with leading functional-medicine expert Dr. Will Cole to explore the connection between our relationships, the food we eat, and our overall mental and physical health.
Dr. Cole consults people around the globe and started one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world over a decade ago. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, he specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Will is also the host of the popular The Art Of Being Well podcast and was the co-host of Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand goop’s first spinoff podcast, the goopfellas podcast. He is the bestselling author of Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum, and the New York Times bestseller Intuitive Fasting. His upcoming book, Gut Feelings, will hit shelves in March 2023.
00:24 How do our relationships impact our health?
02:26 Boundaries are medicine
04:10 The gut-brain axis
07:14 The food & mood connection
09:08 Taking inventory in all areas of our lives
12:37 How trauma impacts the gut
17:06 The explosion of mental health issues and autoimmune diseases
18:52 The parallels between our internal and external world
23:17 Effecting change as consumers
33:25 The four core inflammatory foods
35:23 What to eat more of
36:12 The problem with seed oils
38:37 The truth about fat & cholesterol
46:33 Healthy fats
49:19 Cut this food out to move the needle