Episode 34 – All About The Thyroid

On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) continue our series on the Hormone System by looking at the Thyroid Gland. Specifically, we look at Hypothyroidism - what it is and how to deal with it naturally, without the use of drugs or surgery.


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Episode 34 - All About The Thyroid

Weight gain?

Tired? 

Brittle nails?

Hair falling out?

Always “cold”?

If you are dealing with any of these symptoms… you may have a thyroid problem.

Specifically, your body may be producing too little thyroid hormone, a condition known as Hypothyroidism.

On this week's episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast, BetyLou and I talk all about Hypothyroidism. Primarily, what causes it and what can be done to treat it… 

...naturally, without the use of drugs or surgery.

We discuss nutritional supplements and herbs that seem to help as well as the Physical, Nutritional and Emotional factors that should be addressed.

We also explain the importance of getting the right “octane” when it comes to the prescriptive drug Synthroid…

...and why Hashimoto’s Disease is now the number one cause of Hypothyroidism.

Give this episode a good listen. 

Take notes if necessary… and share it with your family and friends.

And, if you haven’t already, please go to iTunes or Spotify and subscribe to the podcast and give us a rating. (Thanks!!!)

To reach us directly, connect with us at www.Facebook.com/GetHealthyAlabama

* This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. Please consult with your health care provider before making any health-related changes.

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Episode 33 – The Key To Correcting Hormonal Imbalances

On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) begin a series centered around identifying and correcting Hormonal Imbalances naturally… without the use of drugs or surgery


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Episode 33 - The Key To Correcting Hormonal Imbalances

Ask a woman if she’s ever suffered with a hormone-related problem and she’ll probably say “Yes” as PMS, endometriosis, infertility, PCOS, hot flashes, weight gain, and Hashimoto’s are just SOME of the problems she may have encountered.

Men are just as likely to suffer with hormone-related problems although their symptoms - erectile dysfunction, infertility, low-energy, low sex drive, mood swings, depression, anxiety, headaches and loss of strength - are not as easily noticed.

Either way, there are an abundance of health issues in this country resulting from hormonal imbalances.

On this episode - the first in a series of episodes on the Hormonal System - we take a look at these imbalances and begin to discuss what can be done to prevent and overcome them.

We begin by explaining how the current medical approach for addressing hormone-related problems is often focused on the wrong issues.

This leads to misguided treatment programs which are oftentimes ineffective AND can eventually result in the development of life-threatening diseases.

So, what should you do?

We share with you the question that SHOULD be asked whenever you are dealing with a hormone-related problem. A question most medical doctors never think of.

We then go on to give you a brief overview of the “members” of the hormone system.

Specifically, we discuss the two major hormone-related organs and glands in the brain along with the four major glands in the body.

Understanding the basic functions of each of these glands will provide you with a tremendous advantage in your quest to restore hormonal balance - and better health - to your body.

Give this episode a good listen. Take notes if necessary… and share it with your family and friends.

In fact, teach what you learn to your kids as this is the type of information EVERYONE should be taught at a young age.



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Episode 32 – Reversing Disease: An Interview with Ron Mitchell

On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) sit down with Ron Mitchell to discuss the best kept secret in medicine: the fact that, given the right conditions, the body can heal itself. Ron shares the lifestyle habits he adopted to reverse a condition that doctors told him was incurable.


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Episode 32 - Reversing Disease: An interview with Ron Mitchell

What do you do when your doctor informs you that you have high blood pressure?

You take blood pressure medicine… for the rest of your life.

That’s the path Ron Mitchell was on.

An avid runner, Ron’s blood pressure had gotten to the point where he needed to regulate it with medicine.

And, he did.

For awhile.

Until he had an allergic reaction to the medication that landed him in the Emergency Room.

At that point, he decided that he was done with taking prescriptive drugs.

He increased his running and made some dietary changes. Specifically, he eliminated meat products from his diet and began following a plant-based diet.

That was over ten years ago and he’s never had a blood pressure problem again.

He’s also never taken another prescriptive drug of any kind.

Let me remind you of something:

Reversing high blood pressure AND not taking any prescriptive drugs is virtually unheard of in this country.

Especially for a 75 year old male.

But Ron is living proof of what the human body is capable of.


Learn more about Ron’s story and what YOU can do to live your best life by listening to this week’s episode.

Also, as mentioned in the episode, here are some individuals you can Google if you're interested in learning more about plant-based diets:

Dr. Michael Greger
Dr. Dean Ornish
Dr. John McDougall
Dr. Michael Klaper
Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Dr. Alan Goldhamer
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
John Robbins

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Episode 31 – The Doctor of the Future

On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) explore the future of health care and the changes we expect to see. Changes that will include a greater emphasis on holistic and wellness models along with doctors who will “look” totally different than the typical doctor practicing today.


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Episode 31 - The Doctor of The Future

The doctor of the future isn’t going to look like the doctor of today.

I'm not talking about their appearance. I'm talking about how they "look" at your symptoms.

How they "look" at you.

In fact, the doctor of the future may not even be a “doctor”… but that’s a topic for another time.

For now, just know that there is a shift going on in this country. A subtle, yet powerful change in how leading-edge doctors are practicing their craft...

...AND how people are raising their expectations when it comes to their health and health care.

People are no longer satisfied with receiving a prescription drug for their complaints. They want more than “a pill for their ill.” They want to know what is CAUSING their problems.

The also want to know what they can do, using “natural” means, to CORRECT the cause.

This is a far departure from how doctors practice medicine today.

Today’s model works on an outdated premise that goes like this:

Your doctor listens to you explain your SYMPTOMS. Based on your symptoms, your doctor then run tests to come up with a DIAGNOSIS. Your diagnosis then determines your TREATMENT… most likely drugs or surgery.

SYMPTOMS —> DIAGNOSIS —> TREATMENT

The problem with this model is that it does NOTHING to address the CAUSE of your symptoms. Nothing to CORRECT the actual problem.


Fortunately, this is changing. Slowly but surely medical doctors throughout the country are turning their backs on this model and embracing a new model.

A “holistic” model based on wellness, not disease.

A model that BetyLou and I have been following for years.

A model whose time has come. 

A model that works like this:

Your doctor listens to you explain your SYMPTOMS. He/she then run tests to identify the CAUSE of your symptoms. The cause is then addressed and CORRECTED through the use of natural remedies.

SYMPTOMS —> CAUSE —> CORRECTION

If you compare the "old" model with the "new" model, you'll see that how 
the doctor of the future LOOKS at a person's symptoms is different. 

That is, for the doctor of the future symptoms are used to help identify and correct their CAUSE. 

This new approach moves the emphasis away from treating symptoms and shifts it towards treating the PATIENT and the underlying CAUSE of their symptoms.

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All of this is discussed on this week's episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast.

In addition to exploring WHAT the doctor of the future will look like, we also explain WHY this change is happening now and HOW you can get involved.

You don’t want to miss this episode if you have any interest in living a healthy life today… and for many years to come.

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Episode 30 – Healing Herbs for Hormone Imbalances

On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) take a look into herbs that help correct hormone imbalances. This is part 2 of our Healing Herbs series.


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Episode 30 - Healing Herbs For Hormone Imbalances

Hormones are chemical messages that provide specific “instructions” to the body… instructions that dictate and determine how the body will act.

While every system of the body (nervous, digestive, immune, musculoskeletal) is impacted by hormones, there is one that stands out from the rest:

The reproductive system.

In fact, for most people the only hormones they are aware of are those associated with the male and female reproductive systems:

Estrogen
Progesterone
Testosterone

All three of these hormones are found in both men and women. However, it is the amount of each that differs.

Men have more testosterone while women have more estrogen and progesterone.

Problems occur in either sex when the balance of these hormones is off.

That’s where herbs come in.

Herbs may provide a natural solution for correcting hormone imbalances… which leads us to the topic of this week’s episode:

“Healing Herbs For Hormone Imbalances”

Specifically, we discuss herbs that may help correct estrogen, progesterone and/or testosterone deficiencies.

As a bonus, we also talk about an herb that has been demonstrated to help some men reduce an enlarged prostate.

This is a “can’t miss” episode for anyone dealing with a hormone imbalance.


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Episode 29 – BetyLou’s Tips For Healthy Living

On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) celebrate BetyLou’s 79th Birthday! How do we celebrate? By sharing with YOU, the listener, BetyLou’s “Secrets For Healthy Living”


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Episode 29 - BetyLou’s Tips For Healthy Living

What better way to celebrate BetyLou’s birthday than by giving you a present?

Yes, in honor of her 79th Birthday on August 28th, BetyLou wanted to give YOU something.

And, since there’s no better gift than the “gift of health” she agreed to share with everyone her “Tips For Healthy Living”

What are they?

You’re going to have to listen to this episode to find out.

However, I’ll give you a hint:

There’s five of them.

I’ll give you another hint:

Two of them are “Physical”

Two of them are “Nutritional”

One is “Emotional”

Try to guess what they are.

Also, there is a “Bonus Tip” near the end of the episode.

A tip that has helped BetyLou not only GET healthy but STAY healthy during challenging times.

This tip is extremely powerful for those who choose to utilize it, yet it’s something you hardly ever hear about it.

Give this episode a good listen and start working on implementing, or improving on, some of what she suggests.

I’m confident you’ll be much healthier for it.


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Episode 28 – “No Plan B” with Caresty Carpenter

On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) sit down with the dynamic Caresty Carpenter who, along with her husband Kevin, gave up successful jobs in Mississippi, moved to Alabama, opened a nutrition based business and is now making a tremendous impact on the local community… all without having a backup plan. Listen to learn how, and why, she did it!


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Episode 28 - “No Plan B” with Caresty Carpenter

Imagine being in your early 30’s, happily married with two beautiful children and a job you love.

Further imagine that your husband, who also enjoys his work, starts feeling a tug to move back to the town he grew up in.

A town in a different state.

What would you do?

If you’re Caresty Carpenter, you pray for wisdom and guidance.

You also pray for some kind of confirmation… like jobs opening up for you and your husband in the town you’re considering moving to.

Well, God is good and Caresty and her husband Kevin did receive confirmation.

However, it wasn’t in the line of work that either of them had been in.

It was in a completely new field… a field that together they were developing a growing interest in:

Health and nutrition.

Listen to this episode to learn how Caresty and Kevin went from working as a hair stylist and a trim carpenter in Mississippi to owning a thriving business called Spartan Nutrition in Saraland, Alabama.

Their journey has not been easy… but it has been rewarding.

It also HAD to work as there was “No Plan B”.

Her story will inspire you and build your faith 🙂


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Episode 27 – Healing Herbs (Part 1)

On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) look at how a few of our favorite herbs and how they can be used to help you battle stress, keep your memory sharp and reduce inflammation


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Episode 27 - Healing Herbs, Part 1

Stressed?

Memory not what it once was?

Body inflamed?

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, don't worry.

We've got you covered.

Specifically, on this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast we're going to talk about some herbs that may be just what you need.

(Always check with your health care provider first.)

Here's the thing about herbs:

They've been around for thousands of years as a natural way to treat various health conditions.

Unfortunately, they lost some of their shine when prescriptive drugs became popular approximately 100 years ago.

But the times, they are a changing.

Herbs are making a comeback... and in a big way.

People are tired of all the dangerous side effects associated with prescription drugs.

They want more natural ways to deal with health issues.

They want herbs!

So, herbs it is.

On this episode we talk about three healing herbs in particular:

1) Ashwaganda
2) Ginkgo Biloba
3) Turmeric

All three of these herbs provide a natural, safe and effective alternative to prescriptive drugs.

All three of these herbs should own a spot in your health “toolbox”… ready to be used if needed.

And, all three of these herbs are discussed in this week’s episode.

So please give it a listen and, as always, consider sharing it with a friend.

Also, if you haven’t already, please give us a rating and/or leave a comment on iTunes or Spotify.

Finally, connect with us at www.Facebook.com/GetHealthyAlabama or on our website: www.GetHealthyAlabama.com

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Episode 26 – The Power of the Mind in Health and Healing

On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) look at how our thoughts and beliefs affect our health and ability to heal.


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Episode 26 - The Power of the Mind in Health and Healing

There is no doubt that our thoughts impact our health.

Good thoughts are good for you… bad thoughts aren’t.

That’s easy enough to understand but it goes much deeper than that.

For example, when you are sick, it’s normal to become consumed with how bad you feel.

You think about your symptoms, you talk about them, you even Google them.

But is this productive?

Not really.

Why?

Because your physiology follows your thoughts.

Therefore, focusing your mind on your symptoms will reinforce an unhealthy state.

However, focusing your mind on healthy thoughts will steer your body towards health.

Yes, it’s challenging, but try to focus your mind on HEALTH, not disease… ESPECIALLY when you don’t feel well.

But that’s not all.

While positive thinking is important, “right” thinking is imperative.

Specifically with regard to health, there are three distinctions you really should be clear about.

Three distinctions that - along with the importance of “positive” thinking - we discuss on this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast.

These three distinctions involve understanding the difference between:

1) Health Care and Disease Care
2) Allopathic Medicine and Holistic Medicine
3) A Healer and A Teacher

By the time you’re done listening to this episode, you should be healthier than when you started.

All because your thoughts will be better 🙂

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Episode 25 – Prevention IS The Best Medicine: Supplements To Strengthen Your Immune System

On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) look at the supplements we take to keep our Immune Systems healthy and strong.


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Episode 25 - Prevention IS The Best Medicine: Supplements To Strengthen Your Immune System

On last week’s episode we talked about how this upcoming winter may be the worst one ever… especially with regard to our health.

Stress from the Coronavirus, schools potentially closing, and the presidential election will add to the “normal” stress of the holidays.

Throw in a potential economic downturn and the ingredients are there for a really bad “cold and flu” season.

Fortunately there ARE things you can do.

Natural things that will boost your health and prepare you to battle any bug or virus that may come your way.

We’ve already talked about three of them: Exercise, Sleep and Sunshine.

On this episode we talk about another one.

Supplements.

Specifically, we discuss the supplements that we take to strengthen our Immune System.

BetyLou shares with you her top 7 supplements while I share with you the three that I take daily.

Interestingly, this summer we each have increased the amount of supplements we take for the Immune System.

We suggest you do the same.

The ones we share with you should give you some ideas for getting started.

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