235: Learn True Health Special Episode

Learn True Health Special Episode

Learn True Health is celebrating a special episode since today marks my birthday.  I turned 38 years old today, and I wanted to celebrate by thanking all my loyal listeners.

Different Person

When I started the Learn True Health podcast two years ago, I had no idea it would grow to what it is today. All I wanted was to help as many people as I could, by providing natural alternatives to healing through the experts I invite on the show.

I was an entirely different person two years ago. One example is the fact that organic, gluten-free cupcakes were a temptation hard to resist in the past. But I no longer desired them. On the contrary, I was more excited to have a sprout sandwich for lunch.

The old me two years ago had so many excuses to eat forbidden treats. But now I get excited about eating vegetables and nourishing my cells. I was just not on that unhealthy scale anymore.

Heartwarming Emails

The Learn True Health podcast motivates me to be healthy.  Over time, my body got used to craving that wonderful feeling of being healthy.  I learned to apply tools to make myself healthier emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically, energetically.

Along with all of you listeners, I have learned so much from the guests I invite, as well as the listeners who have taken time to write to me. It is indeed heartwarming to receive emails saying my podcast has made a significant difference in your lives.

Healing Journey

One email narrated how she was sick and bed-ridden for two years. She lost her job, her husband, her self-respect, and her health seemed hopeless because doctors couldn't find the cause of her illness.

The only thing she could do was listen to my Learn True Health podcast and contacted a doctor that I guested on the show.  She later found out she had a severe case of SIBO or small intestinal bacteria overgrowth.

That listener is currently slowly getting better and thanked me for helping her get her life back. Getting that email truly touched my heart. Helping people know the benefits of healing naturally is the reason why I started this podcast.

Career Shifts

I also have had some listeners write to me saying I have influenced them to become natural healing health coaches. Some even almost became medical doctors but decided to become a Naturopath because of my Learn True Health podcast.

One listener wrote, “I want to acknowledge your amazing podcast. Because I discovered it a couple of months ago and I'm hooked. I'm just beginning my journey of Holistic Health, and I'm so grateful to have your podcast to help lead the way.”

Resource For Multiple Illnesses

A lot of listeners struggle with multiple health problems like a migraine, depression, anxiety and overweight issues. I am thrilled when they tell me that my Learn True Health podcast motivated them to change their diet and it resulted in positive transformation and healing.

One other disease that some of my listeners have is Lyme disease. I have guested several experts in past episodes talking extensively on the subject. Contrary to what most people think, Lyme disease can be addressed using natural means.

I interviewed Jen Saltzman on the show several times. And she has shared so many ways on how to reverse Lyme disease. So to anyone who wants to find out how to do that, do check out the episode on the Learn True Health website.

“My boyfriend now takes herbal medication and can't go a day without them. I want to thank you, even if his hope is pretty much lost. You have brought my hope for him to life,” a listener wrote.

That listener went on to say my show is so well put together which I do find very flattering. I do make it a point to be respectful of the guests I have on the show despite differences in opinions.

Valuable Guests

I believe allowing my guests to talk as much as they want without interruptions enables them to dive into explaining a subject thoroughly. It has been really fortunate for me to be able to bring so many respected health experts on the show. Some charge as much as $400 an hour just for consultations yet they are willing to share so much knowledge on my show for free!

I really pray that through my Learn True Health podcast, listeners would be able to find the Holistic answers they are looking for. The most significant thing I want people to have is hope because I have been there. I was a sick person, to the point that doctors thought I was crazy. Holistic medicine brought me back to life by taking supplements, changing my diet and lifestyle, and adopting a healthy mindset.

Adopting A Plant-Based Diet

I think the secret to knowing what health options work for you is the willingness to practice and try different things. Do try things long enough to give it a chance to work.

My husband and I started a plant-based diet back in January. It took time to get used to having a diet that's primarily legumes, nuts, seeds, and gluten free-grains. But I can't believe how good I feel!

Ultimately, it's really about how you feel. Your body in five years might say it wants meat again. So you have to listen. Because your body is going to have different requirements for different stages of life. Bottomline, it's ok to shift diets while listening to symptoms or the language of your body.

I used to have chronic adrenal fatigue, PCOS, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. But I cured all of those through a change in diet, lifestyle, and taking supplements. It's been seven years and time flies so fast!

Furthermore, when I was 19 years old, medical doctors told me I would never have kids. I eventually married, and six years into my marriage, I finally conceived! I got pregnant with 100% Natural medicine and food. Food healed my body and taking supplements nudged me in the right direction.  Fast forward today, my baby boy is turning three years old soon.

It honestly baffles me why medical doctors are not taught much about nutrition in medical school.  It didn't take rocket science to figure out that taking minerals from our food can make us ill. Drugs merely manage or mask symptoms, but it's not a cure. Poor diet causes most illnesses. So it's just logical that the cure also lies in the food you eat. 

Weight Problem

I have been struggling with weight issues despite being diligent with diets.  The pounds would come off, but after 15 to 20 pounds, it would come to a halt.  I would then get really over toxic to the point that my eyes would burn, I'd have a sore throat, I could taste metal in my mouth, and body would start smelling like garbage.

But then a Naturopath, Dr. Megan Saunders, advised me to get into a sauna since it looked like my liver was getting overburdened as I lost weight. Apparently, even if you're just 10 pounds overweight, your body will take in environmental toxins. This is because when there is more fat to store, the more susceptible you are to absorb more toxins.

There are many factors why my body was collecting all these toxins.  Aside from the environment, eating junk food made my body suffer.  And sweating is one way of removing toxins from your body.

A past guest of mine, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt also affirms the benefits of sweating out heavy metals. He has said that the first five minutes, we sweat out 95% of toxins from our body. So five minutes of sweating is ten times the equivalent of 24 hours of peeing.

The Benefit Of Saunas

It finally made sense. More things happen when you sweat longer. I realize I needed to support my body in detoxification while I healthily lose weight.

One way to detoxify was through a daily habit of getting into a sauna.  I recently got a portable Sunlighten sauna, which incidentally is owned by Dr. Mark Hyman who will be in one of my future episodes.

Furthermore, I bagged a great deal for all you listeners! The sauna company offers free shipping to Learn True Health listeners which is a $600 value. Plus a $100 off on accessories.

Saunas are also safe and healthy for children because it boosts the immune system.  The temperature is bearable at 120 degrees. One minute per age is the recommended sauna duration. For example, one minute for a year old child, two minutes for a two-year-old, and so forth. 

Personal Progress

I can't tell you enough how I love my wooden sauna! I have been using it regularly, and all my back muscles feel so relaxed.  I'm now able to lose weight without any over toxicity, and I have lost seven pounds.

I am also taking chlorella by ENERGYbits, whose creator Catharine Arnston was on my show recently.  Listeners can avail of a 20% discount by putting in the LTH code upon checkout on the ENERGYbits website.

Rounding it up, a change in diet, getting enough water and exercise, enjoying my loved ones, taking chlorella and getting saunas has made me feel better and healthier!

Recommended Resources

If you want to know more about weight loss resistance and everything about environmental toxins, I suggest watching the I Thrive documentary series which I have been promoting on my show in the past episodes.

I have a fantastic line-up of guests in the next few days — Dr. Mark Hyman, as well Ryan and Teddy Sternagel of My Kid Cures Cancer. I'll also have an expert to talk about how to cure depression naturally, a gastroenterologist who discovered a new type of illness, as well as a health coach and fellow podcaster on the show.

Other episodes will tackle topics like how to create a healthy boundary for yourself and workplace, and how to heal emotionally from food. For more updates, do join our Facebook group as well or write to me at support@learntruehealth.com.

I'd also like to thank my listener, Naomi, who is my first Patreon supporter for March. If you love this show, please go to the Patreon website and support the Learn True Health podcast.  Any monetary amount is much appreciated and will all go to the cost of producing newsworthy and commercial-free episodes for you.

Lastly, please take time to leave a 5-star rating on iTunes, to help the Learn True Health podcast reach more people. Please share this show with your friends. Let's help as many people as we can. And like I always say, let's turn this ripple into a tidal wave.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Recommended Links:

Facebook Group – Learn True Health


Holistic Thinking – Megan Saunders (Episode 1)

Pilates: What It Is, Benefits, and More! – Jennifer Saltzman (Episode 9)

Heal Emotional Pain Through Spiritual Health – Jennifer Saltzman (Episode 10)

Healing Supplements And Ending Confusion – Jennifer Saltzman (Episode 31)

Herbs For Energy – Megan Saunders (Episode 39)

Healing Herbs – Megan Saunders (Episode 128)

Finding The Cure – Jennifer Saltzman (Episode 179)

Taking Supplements And Eating Right – Jennifer Saltzman (Episode 180)

Heavy Metals Detox – Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt (Episode 218)

Algae – Catharine Arnston (Episode 234)

ENERGYbits Website

I Thrive Documentary Series  

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Ashley James

Health Coach, Podcast Creator, Homeschooling Mom, Passionate About God & Healing

Ashley James is a Holistic Health Coach, Podcaster, Rapid Anxiety Cessation Expert, and avid Whole Food Plant-Based Home Chef. Since 2005 Ashley has worked with clients to transform their lives as a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming.

Her health struggles led her to study under the world’s top holistic doctors, where she reversed her type 2 diabetes, PCOS, infertility, chronic infections, and debilitating adrenal fatigue.

In 2016, Ashley launched her podcast Learn True Health with Ashley James to spread the TRUTH about health and healing. You no longer need to suffer; your body CAN and WILL heal itself when we give it what it needs and stop what is harming it!

The Learn True Health Podcast has been celebrated as one of the top holistic health shows today because of Ashley’s passion for extracting the right information from leading experts and doctors of holistic health and Naturopathic medicine


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