Hello and welcome to the Wholistic Living Podcast. My name is Elena Bensonoff. This is the first episode of our new series: Be The Hero Of Your Health. The purpose of this series is to help empower you to take charge of your health, especially when it comes to the foods you nourish your body with.
I want to raise awareness of the negative effects of some popular foods and beverages that may be part of your diet. It’s so important to know how certain ingredients could be impacting your health and wellness. This series is curated to help you make informed decisions, eliminate confusion, and empower you to make healthy choices for life!
First up, we will explore some concerns about Dunkin’ Donuts. Then, we’ll dive into the dangers of added sugars including chronic conditions and sugar addiction. Finally, I’ll share 5 benefits of having...
If your body is an orchestra, your gut microbiome is the conductor.
In recent years, science has begun to reveal the truth Hippocrates knew all along.
“All disease begins in the gut.” 
The key to vibrant health, therefore, is a well-harmonized gut microbiome.
Picture a thriving tropical rainforest…
Over 40,000 species thriving in symbiotic harmony. And that’s just the trees! Thousands of different animals and millions of insects thrive in its diverse biosphere. And they all have an important role to play. Together, they maintain the delicate balance of the whole ecosystem.
Scale this down to the microscopic level and replace the plants, animals, and insects with 100 trillion microorganisms (most of them bacteria, but also viruses, fungi, and protozoa) , and you start to get the idea…
Your gut microbiome is your body’s quantum ecosystem!
What happens at the...
Leaky Gut or Intestinal Hyper-permeability is such an important topic in my daily life and work. Gut health is linked to so many functions in the body: Digestion, Hormone Metabolism, Brain Function (Serotonin), Skin health, Happiness, and overall well-being.
In most cases people don’t feel well, or feel sluggish when the gut is overpopulated with offending agents such as: Candida Albicans overgrowth, bad bacteria, viruses, parasites. Not only does this drain our energy physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.
I always address gut health and the importance of healthy and supportive eating habits. Physical wellbeing can’t be excluded from spiritual and mental well-being. All of the systems work in unison.
When the gut is off balance, then our chakras are off balance as well. Most of the time I recognize a repeating pattern in most of my patients: when gut health is not addressed, the imbalance can lead to at least 3 blocked chakras.
The results can be...