Achieving new results requires we adjust our mindset and challenge fixed beliefs. Most people think a new mindset comes only after we’ve accomplished our goals. In this podcast, I challenge this notion and propose that we must first establish new thoughts before we can achieve a new outcome. For myself, I often use the analogy of a river with the old me standing on one riverbank and the better version on the other riverbank. Using this analogy, I recognize the challenges that come with navigating rough, cold and unknown waters to achieve my fullest potential.
Food cravings are the desire to eat a specific food even though you aren’t hungry. Typically, people crave foods high in sugars or highly processed carbohydrates like cake, bread, chips and candy. These foods are nutrient dense, which facilitates an exaggerated release of feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine. The release of these feel-good neurotransmitters is why we crave and often overindulge in foods that don’t serve our body. During this podcast, Dr. Vaughn discusses how to recognize food cravings versus “real hunger” and provides strategies for effectively managing these cravings.
Do you crave sugary foods like candy, cereals and pumpkin-spice lattes even though they are making you sick? As discussed in previous podcasts, our primitive brain encourages us to eat by releasing feel-good neurotransmitters, such as dopamine. Highly processed foods that concentrate nutrients cause an exaggerated dopamine release, which makes us overemphasize the importance of these foods. This is especially true when we consume sugar. During this podcast, Dr. Vaughn discusses how our brains learn to crave certain foods and how food manufacturers use research to exploit this biology.
Tens of thousands of years ago, the primitive brain was necessary to encourage decisions that benefited the survival of our species. Today, the primitive brain often encourages behaviors that don’t serve our bodies. For example, our primitive brain releases feel-good neurotransmitters when we eat foods high in nutrients, which was beneficial when food was scarce but today food is very abundant. In addition, highly processed foods artificially concentrate these nutrients causing an increased release of feel-good neurotransmitters and making foods addictive. During the podcast, Dr. Vaughn introduces the primitive brain as a basic concept in preparation for further discussions on the addictive properties of processed foods.
The second episode in a 3-part series on the basics of diabetes. During this episode, Dr. Vaughn discusses the pathophysiology (disease process) of diabetes including the roles of glucose, insulin and how current management approaches using pills and injections may worsen the disease state. Although this episode is full of science, Dr. Vaughn provides simple explanations and analogies to explain these very important concepts. Ultimately, this discussion leads to the conclusion that treating insulin resistance with more insulin is the wrong approach medically. In the next and final episode in this 3-part series, Dr. Vaughn introduces her naturally healthy approach to resolving diabetes without medications or injections .
Affecting nearly 100 million people and consuming 1 in 4 health care dollars in America, diabetes and prediabetes is an epidemic. People with diabetes are at increased risk of serious health complications including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputation and much more. During the first episode in this 3-part series, Dr. Vaughn introduces diabetes and discusses risk factors, incidence, complications and financial implications. Parts 2 and 3 focus on the pathophysiology of diabetes and Dr. Vaughn’s recommendations for resolving diabetes without pills or injections.
Are you type 2 diabetic or prediabetic? Are you tired of sticking your finger, taking insulin and struggling with the negative side effects of medications? Do you want a better, more natural way? Do you want to RESOLVE your diabetes permanently? This episode introduces Delane Vaughn, MD, and her approach to treating chronic illness, such as Diabetes, through lifestyle change rather than pills and injections. As a physician and certified life coach, Dr. Vaughn helps people resolve diabetes, get off medications and live a naturally healthy life.